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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette October 4, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance of rain tonight and Saturday. Lows tonight, mid 50s. Highs Saturday, 70 to 75. rn CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 268 FORD: CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESGAS IAX INCREASE Saxbe: Jail Will    Ask Americans Trust Tax    "Bthe Bullet" Violators LAKE PLACID, N. Y. (AP) -Attorney General Saxbe asked congress Friday for legislation allowing anti-trust violators to be jailed for as long as five years, instead of the present one-year maximum. He urged judges to send tax evaders and anti-trust violators to jail rather than impose small fines and probation.    nor deny speculation that Ford “Price fixers should go to would seek some form of tax prison,” he declared. “The man increase. who evades taxes should go to gut quoted Ford as telling prison. They are no better than Republican congressional lead- WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford has ruled out any gasoline tax increase and is firmly opposed to gasoline rationing but will ask Americans to “bite the bullet” in an antiinflation program with mandatory features, his spokesman said Friday. Press Secretary Ron Nessen said Ford will disclose “proposals to help alleviate problems with credit and interest rates” in an address to a joint session of congress at 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday. Nessen would neither confirm the car thief or the burglar or the robber . . . And it is about time that all of the federal judges began realizing that.” The attorney general’s remarks were in a speech prepared for a meeting of the Associated Industries of New York. Agnew Case    * Although condemning special treatment for tax evaders and other white collar criminals, Saxbe acknowledged that the justice department accorded just such treatment to Spiro Agnew when Elliot Richardson was attorney general. The former vice-president resigned his office and pleaded no contest to a single count of tax evasion. He was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation and fined $10,000. In exchange, the department brought no other charges against him in connection with his alleged involvement in a long-running Maryland political kickback scheme. “I cannot second-guess my predecessor's decision,” Saxbe said. “The country probably agreed he did the right thing, for it would have been an agonizing ordeal if a vice-president under indictment . . . would have succeeded to the presidency.” “Tired of Exceptions” But he continued. “I am tired ers Friday that there are “hard choices we and the American people have to make as we bite the bullet on curbing inflation.” “Reduce Waste” Nessen quoted Treasury Secretary Simon as telling the G.O.P. leaders that the Ford program “in its most general terms will require and encourage Americans to save more, reduce waste and produce more.” Melvin Laird, a friend and informal adviser of Ford, called Thursday for adoption of standby authority for gasoline rationing, saying it will be needed sooner or late^. Gasoline price cuts were an-!X)unced by Mobil Oil Corp. and Amoco Oil Corp., a division of Standard Oil of Indiana. Mobil reduced prices two cents a gallon and Amoco made a three-cent cut. Amoco also lowered its price on No. I and No. 2 distillate oil three cents a gallon. The cuts were effective immediately, and were in line with federal regulations linking wholesale gas prices to firms’ crude oil costs. Laird Call Both companies confirmed that cost cuts for motorists are certain only at company-owned stations. Independent dealers will pay lower wholesale prices but they determine their own pump prices that they aren’t selling gasoline like they did before,” Everett said. “Hence we have a reduction in prices. But the prices will go up to around 70 cents per gallon next spring because of several factors.” Among the reasons he cited were inability of major oil refineries to produce enough gasoline to meet the demands of the nation’s motorists this winter, and the need to produce more heating fuel. “I hope I’m wrong but I still believe there will be another gasoline shortage this winter,” Everett said. “I know some people think we’re crazy for believing this, but just you wait and see.” Everett, who operates his own station in Ottumwa, was again sharply critical of the administration for allowing gasoline prices to rise so rapidly. “Bunch of Idiots” “They are a bunch of idiots,” he said. “They really get me boiling. They give things away to foreign countries and then turn around and tell Americans they must tighten their belts and sweat. They have allocated millions of dollars for researching the sex life of southern African frogs.” Everett said there appears to be little Iowans can do to ward off a possible increase in gasoline prices, which he says does not include the possibility of enactment of a tax increase. “There are a lot of things we can recommend and that would take hours and hours to db,” he said. “But I don’t know what good it would do.” He said at present he is dealing mostly in services such as car maintenance and repair, and predicted that, unless the situation improves, more stations will rely on that trade for a majority of their business. Some Local Prices Drop, Others Same QUAKE SCENE — The earthquake which rocked Lima, Peru, buried this car beneath concrete blocks and debris. (More photos on picture page.) Quake Toll Put at 44 Killed, 806 Injured No Yielding to Terrorists Seen SANTO DOMINGO (AP) -Terrorists holding seven hostages in the Venezuelan consu-j LIMA, Peru (UPI) — Officials day to coordinate rescue opera-late for a week have scaled Friday put the official death toll | lions, down their demands, but the in Thursday’s earthquake at 44, Dominican government is expected to hold out for surrender. Dominican officials and foreign diplomats said they be-lived the guerilla retreat strengthened the government’s determination not to compromise. These sources said . they thought the terrorists would eventually agree to free American diplomat Barbara Hutchison and the other hostages in Two Minutes with 806 injured and damage in1 National Geophysical Tn-the millions of dollars. Tens of stitute said the epicenter of the thousands were homeless. The death toll was considered surprisingly light in view of the intensity of the quake which jolted Peru’s central coast, earthquake was in the Pacific 30 to 50 miles southwest of Lima. The tremor registered 7.8 on the 10-point Richter scale. It shook the capital of 3.5 pushed back Pacific ocean rnillion people violently for two waters and demolished minutes and 15 seconds and was hundreds of adobe huts and fep there more strongly than a brick buildings.    1970 quake that devastated the The military government of northern half of the country and President Juan Velasco * Al-, jeft 67 0oo dead „    varad0-    m"*!n8    “s..s,x,h    ™ni' Peru, situated on one of the 'exchange for safe conduct jversary in officeFriday, met in!,geological faints in the I abroad for themselves alone, emergency session late Thurs- WQrjd experiences some 200 earth tremors a year, most of Some major oil companies planned gasoline price reductions Friday in the wake of a three-cent cut announced Thurs- _____ Laird    issued    his call for of exceptions in the process of standby rationing authority justice. ... If the white collar while moderating a conference criminal is given favored treat- on world oil problems. “Sooner ment, the system of justice or later a rationing system is day by Amoco, but some ap- I begins to break down.”    going to be needed,” he said.    parently aren’t planning anv de- * Saxbe said federal court He said some $100 billion per records for the 1974 fiscal year year is flowing to oil exporters and in six years the transfer nay amount to $600 billion, more than the value cf all stocks list Jobless Rate 5.8% For Two-Year High Sirica Opts For 27 Jury Challenges WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. District Judge John Sirica Friday issued an order giving pros ecution and defense attorneys in the Watergate cover-up trial a combined total of 27 preemptory challenges of jurors. The judge allowed attorneys for the five defendants a total of 15 challenges for the regular jurors and three additional for the panel of six alternates. The prosecution will be allowed six challenges for the regular panel and three for the alternates. Lawyers need not cite any reason when dismissing a potential juror through use of Senate Votes To Hold Tapes WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Friday passed and sent to the house a bill that would give the government custody of former President Nixon’s official tapes and papers. Before passing the bill, 56 to 7, the senate rejected three attempts by the Republican leadership to delay or modify the measure, which is designed to nullify an agreement giving Nixon custody of the documentt-v A 51-15 vote defeated a motion by Sen. Hruska (R-Neb.) to send the bill to the judiciary committee for hearings. On a 52-14 roll call the senate defeated a substitute bill by Hruska that would have declared the papers of all recent and future Presidents and of vice-presidents and members of congress to be public property. Ervin Raps Hruska Then, a Hruska amendment simply preventing destruction of Nixon’s papers and tapes failed, 49 to 15. Senator Ervin (D-N. C.) said Hruska was attempting to kill the bill. “If I wanted to prolong the Watergate cover-up, I’d vote to refer this bill to the judiciary committee,” Ervin said. “And if I wanted to assist in hiding the truth from the American people, I’d vote for the substitute.” he added. Hruska and Republican Leader Hugh Scott said the bill backed by Ervin is an unconstitutional response to the emotions aroused by Watergate. The bill is aimed at blocking destruction of any of Nixon’s papers and tapes, which are deemed to contain 1 evidence necessary for Watergate trials and for providing the public the full story of the scandal. Destruction Provision Under terms of the Nixon- show that 1.128 persons were sentenced for income tax fraud but only 392 went to prison. Only 94 were sentenced to more than a >ea[-    . .    n I So Laird predicted that even- In the same penod. 26 persons ;(ually ratl0ninf, wi„ ^ nem. were sentenced for viola mg an‘ sary. coupled with taxes to dis-''"trust laws and only five “^lcourage energy Use. sent to jail. In all five cases, the 6 sentence was 30 days. By contrast, Saxbe said the records show that 1.612 were sentenced for auto theft and 1.142 were sent to jail for an average of three years. “It is apparent we have two Ford agreement, which was dis- them too small to be felt by any1    challenge.    closed when Nixon was par- except the most sensitive in- Defense Resistance    Toned, the former President struments    ...    .    „    .    ...    , would control access to the doc- v'.    $    fv, u    • In h,s order S'nca disclosed jUments. Hc could destroy any of Fifty percent of tho hollies in that defense attorneys had re-his papers after three years and large suburbs of bima, like fused to agree to allow the pros- hjs (apfs aftcr fivc years ( hornllos and Molinas were re- cation more than six chal- Bu( ,}1(l ta s woum have to creases and others say they! WASHINGTON (AP) — Wide- President Ford, who will send ^^ed dtstro>ed oi heavily lenges.    be destroyed immediately upon have already cut prices.    spread    layoffs    pushed the* na-h i s economic program to a™r*~• vt a    .    “The    court    was willing, and is Nixon’s death, and under no cir- A poll of East Iowa distribu- R°ns unemployment rate up to a)ngress npxt week, has in- .. .,hnLo r-Innil    *U w*Ning, to grant additional chal- curnstances any later than Sept. tors revealed that Shell will put 5 8 percent of the work force dlcated he will propose an cx.j *’ Photographer said. ,enges to the defendants pr0vid- I, im —-----  --    -    ,    „    a    two-cent    reduction into effect last month, highest in two and    .    350 Miles Away    j    ed there were no objections to a Such destruction would deed on the New \ork Stock Ex- at midnight Friday, while dis- a*half years, the government re- Pd    1    •*    J    I*    *    carthauake    struck at 9 2) ProP°rt*onate increase in chal- prive the courts of evidence and change.     *     .    .    rxnrtnrl    FriiW    or    am    usinu    federal    funds    In    en-    1 l"Mua,vc auuih ’-‘‘ii----- t— .u- ----------* **...    .    .    ...... tributors of Phillips products ex- P°rted Friday. Iowan Sees Price Cut Short-Lived gram using federal funds to en-    |t.ngcs    for    the    government,’    1‘conceal forever the full truth peeled a reduction announce-! Another 440,UUU joined unem- able state and local govern- ^    n    milesiSiriea wrote’    about the Watergate scandals,” ment Friday afternoon.    ployment rolls in September, ments to hire the unemployed    ’    “But    to    grant    the defendants sen Nelson (D-Wis.) told his “They are looking at it,” said fringing the: total to a seasonal- Most of the But Hruska said the public's to know must be weighed J ^    „    were    reduced    to rubble    jbivc    uiw    ».uc,    mc    unci.sc,    mc    against Nixon’s rights of pri- percent in August, was the larg- and 19, Declining male college The quake knocked off the top fK)wer ,0 se*ect ^e jur7’ vacy, free speech and property. cst monthly rise since January, attendance contributed to the ^ J ,h<, ,hr   nat J added. Sirica and attor- Ray Struve, assistant manager ly-adjustcd 5.3 million, the labor ment last month was among Canetp Ica ,.nd rh ' striding the government to six But of Nordstrom Oil Co . Phillips department said.    women 25 and older and among    •    *    ^    challenges, would effectively Iright distributor. “I’m hoping we ll Tho rate increase, from a 4 teenagers, particularly males 18    .    ”    ’    give one side, the defense, the’aKain hoping hear something today.” Already Dropped Spokesmen (or Sinclair and «*fn it was also 0.4 percent higher youth joblessness, Skelly said those companies al- Unemployment has been government said. ready dropped prices. Skelly by cr“P'n* UP «rad“ally !°r ,ht' JoU"    wf rt P°r,1 2 7 cents the first of this week pasl several months and 18 cx’ ed UP 350.000 from August to systems of criminal justice -    The    and    Sinclair    by    two    cents    two    or    ^ 10 r,sc above 6 J"**    <>m    the last year separate and unequal, he said. two.,0.(hree<ent    reductl0n    m    three    weeks    ago    late this year or in early 197a. it has climbed 1.4 million, half ••More Serious”    retail    gasoline    prices    across    Conoco    and Texaco spokes- “I do not suggest that the car Iowa    will thief . . . should not be sen- costs    likely teneed to prison He should - cents-a-gallon range by spring.! but so should the white collar {according to the president of the Last October the rate had the floor of the three-story national    .    . naval academy in Callao, * eanw i e. port suburb, killing a continued interviewing: po-1 ny tradition. ”those papers tential jurors in an effort to are the former Presidents pru- “Lynch I .aw” tradition, “those nine r    Ho'.inrc    co.a th... im.. dropped to a three-and-a-half- vious year. be short-lived, with tnen or dealers said they knew    ... '    ’    _A    '    .    „i    year low of 4 b percent .Since negated in r to soar to the 70- or no imminent reductions, a1-    ,    ,    ,    ,    .    , u .-Hwi lu    _____ thon numker 0f unemployed picture seekers. gain recorded in the ear. The increase pre- Lima’s port suburb, kill) m^ehlwTrs receded ISO yards Iform,a. ’?*« l "ouslJ ■>anel "> fK'rt-v "    ,arcus‘nf from the const in the southern complete final jury selection    sponsors of the bill of seeking port of Pisco and in Calina,    Nixon    Notions    what amounts to a lynch law. was (Continued: Page 3, Col 3 > has risen 12 million the bv unemployment additional job overturning or beaching fishing boats and a freighter. A grain silo toppled in Calloo. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3 ) criminal, who has probably com- Iow a Gasoline Dealers Assn mitted a crime infinitely more! Jack Everett of Ottumwa said serious ”    reductions    announced    by Saxbe vowed that the depart- major oil companies this week ment “will generally seek prix- done primarily to get the - fnr anti trust viola 'firm* back into the business of on terms for anti-trust viola-    afWino    tha(    In    thii Not only would the bill violate I he judge has indicated he the concept of executive privi-will not release motions filed byilege, but it amounts to an uniformer President Nixon seeking constitutional attempt to punish I to quash subpoenas demanding an lndividual without trial, his testimony at the trial until Hruska sald He ^id any bill after selection of the jury. dealing with custody of the Asked Thursday when he papers 0f public officials should thought selection of the    12    not be limited    to Nixon, jurors and six alternates would    Ervin said    the measure    does ANCHORAGE,    Alaska (AP) —    Ixird    just    simply laid the idea    al cost will    be    $13,000    for    super*    to    oush    religion on customers, comPjctcd, Siri< a said,    I    nof seek to    punish Nixon    but this    year    of    groans    at    the    on    our hearts."    visory    personnel    alone,    “but    we    and    we-rc    —    „    fhink we Have a good chance    for Store Based on Christian Ethics not striving for a tors^I believe congress'    ^'^uc^“t'.ees a reZ    I checkout' counter,'“the Christian „A"    a,,c"*    "*    san)''    as    8"    i?v,sUnaS    bc,ng    religious-oriented    inventory- consider raising the maximum l (       „    u    _    ^    *    church,    but    they    did    not    want    to    nut    b;«cit    m    ihi>    i.i;tmt.« five years” from the the early part of next week ” Sirica talked to newsmen (Continued: Page 3, Col, 6.) up to five years present one-year, he added °f.a ‘IST*.'!    p    Croccry has opened its doors to In addition, Everett said tm 5nng housewives “the practical    $lore put back in the business    .    ,    _    ,    .    . The carpeted softly-lit prayer We    want    t0    Put    w,,at    after he and prosecution and offers two unique room is available to the 25 em- Bible says into operation. J defense law yers had i-peiit Saxbe noted that while a rob- pjp!* will”bettorced toSncrease*every(^ay Hying experience of services. One is a prayer room ployes to meditate during work- We want to take our practical j\l!^clf„f!u.[lr_<!orn mt< r ber may steal $100 from one vie- .    .    heoinninD    rrf    next knowing Jesus through cheaper^ tor employes The other is “The mg hours. Burgess says the everyday living tim the white collar crook "can*,y, ^ rc. food price. ••    »aPW    p|acc    "    wlute-shirted,    bow    lied    stock    knowing Jesus t set into motion a conspiracy,    Dllr.hy    ,hp    hiatori    ...-----  “That    is    a    large    carpeted^    andsmock-clad    checkout!    the community , experience of VK^in^ Potential jurors and offer it to in the form of Todays Index that can rob thousands of citi-iprjced f#rejgn cruie #j| /.ens of hundreds of millions of As a resu|| he prod dollars through illegal monopo- consumer w,|j not bo After nearly seven hours, they (Continued: Page 3, Col 8 > lies and rigged prices Today'* Chuckle Internal Revenue Service — the world’s most successful mail-order house    copyist able ^ 1 o pu ase e g | Grocers Jerry Burgess and ro0m wjtj, (0yS blac kboards, clerks “all profess to be Chris-j friendly service, competitive A • result h n *di t xd the ^a^ne ^Homf-son have teamed boring bm>ks and crayons jtians.”    prices and department    of agri- ’ p    j    up with a construction company where mothers can leave their The store, with 12.600 square culture meats.” owner, Roy Cassel, to launch a children lo    play with super-    feet of space, does not sell wine    B e c a u s e of grand-opening supermarket they say is “found- vision while    they're shopping,”    or beer, and it is selective in its    prices, it was difficult to deter- ed on the    principles of Christian    said Burgess.    magazines and comic books It    mine flow the prices in the Chris- ethics ”    “I guess the    idea    came    from    does not sell Bibles either, but    turn Grocery would compare “Wayne and I had the idea seeing so many ladies scream* offers “some Christian paper- with those in other food stores, l ard Nixon left Long Beach Me- Sports about two years ago that there mg at their    children, and then    back books,” Burgess said.    However, t h e grand-opening    morial    hospital    Friday    after    an    state should be good solid businesses walking out    of the store mad at    “I don’t think our business is    specials appear to average a    11-day    stay    for    treatment    of)    Television which operate    on Christian    their kids.”    much different from most busi-    few cents cheaper than those in    phlebitis    and    tests    which re- Want Ads foui.J ethics,”    said    Burgess. “The Burgess said    the    room s    annu-    nesses,” he said “We don't want    other stores.    vealed    no complications “shop around” for gasoline savings because the difference in prices at all stations will be no greater than two or three cents instead of the present seven cents. “The ‘Several Factors” companies have Nixon Is Out Of Hospital LONG BEACH il l’ Rich-1 Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm _____ Financial Marion Movies Society 20 ... 3 ... 3 ... 6 ...ll . 21 IO 12.13 8.1 15-17 4.5 18 23-27 ;

  • Hugh Scott
  • Jerry Burgess
  • John Sirica Friday
  • Ray Struve
  • Ron Nessen
  • Roy Cassel
  • Spiro Agnew

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: October 4, 1974

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