Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 11, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

October 11, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa I'artly cloudy with ;i chance of rain tonight ending curly Kutimlny. Lows tonight, 50. Highs Saliirdny, liU Iu (i5. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 275 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1374 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Iowa Corn o 'Embarrassed' Mills Still Shuns Capitol WASHINGTON (AP) The 1974 com crop, once counted 01 as a powerful hedge against ris ing food prices, will be 16 per ccnl less than last year because of drouth, last summer and killer frosts this fall, the agri culture department said Thurs day. Based on Oct. 1 surveys, th corn harvest is expected to tola bushels, down 27 million or 6 percent from th September estimate. The 197 crop was a record of more tha 5.64 billion bushels. The soybean harvest was es timated at bushels down 4 percent from Sept. 1 in dications and 19 percent belo1 the record 1973 crop of near! 1.57 billion bushels. In Iowa, the Crop and Live- stock Reporting Service said Iowa farmers will harvest 20 percent less corn and 26 per- cent less soybeans this year than in 1973. Iowa's corn crop is forecast at bushels, compared with last year's bumper crop of bushels. For soybeans, the figures arc bushels for 1974 com- pared with last year's 000. Key Materials As livestock feed ingredients, corn and soybeans are key raw materials needed for producing meat, poultry and dairy prod- ucts. A smaller supply has driv- en up feed prices and has led to farmers scuttling plans for ex- panding inventories of fecdlot cattle, hogs, poultry and dairy cows. The department's Crop Re- WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Vilbur Mills (D-Ark.) has de- scribed himself as embarrassed and humiliated by his involve- ncnt in an episode during which a woman jumped into the A'ashinglon Tidal Basin. He says he is returning to work at Ihe Capitol and then will resume lis re-election campaign. But Mills sent word to congress Friday that he was i and would not be able to make t to work. "The whole family came down with the bug his grandson had Mills' adminis- trative assistant Eugene Goss told reporters awaiting Mills' arrival. Mills, 65-year-old chairman of the house ways and means com Mills Rips Into Ford Surtax Plan WASHINGTON (AP) With a blast against President Ford's surtax plan, the congressman with a usually big voice in de- ciding how much taxes Ameri- cans pay has ended his 48-hour silence on the subject. mittee and long considered one of the most powerful and re- spected members of congress, had not been seen on Capitol Hill this week. Face Bleeding Park police said they slopped is speeding, unlighted car driven by someone else, early Monday. They said a woman passenger "obviously intoxicat ed" emerged and that Mill; stepped out of the car with his face bleeding and smelling alcohol. They identified thi woman as Annabel Battistella. No charges Were filed in tin incident. In a written statement or Thursday, Mills said Mrs. Bat tistella was one of a party o neighbors and friends he wa entertaining, that she bccam ill, he tried to have her take home, there was a struggle an her elbow broke his glasses lausing facial cuts. Goss, said Tuesday that Mills iad told him be was not in the automobile and knew nothing of he episode. M'lls said in his statement that Goss had misun- lerslood Traditionally legislative porting Board said Scptembci was an "exceptionally cool month" and that frost was a key feature. "A light frost hit parts of live Corn Belt states the morning of Sept. the re- port said. "Subfrcczing tem- peratures on the morning of the 22nd and 23rd brought the growing season to an abrupt halt across the northern half of the Corn Belt." The 1974 wheat crop was es- timated at bushels down 1 percent from Sept. 1 in- dications. However, total output was up 4 percent from last year's record harvest. The'1974 crops were in trouble from the start. Too much rain last spring delayed plantings and drouth last summer shriv- eled yields. Further Damage Then, because so much corn and soybeans were immature, early frosts last month did fur- ther damage. As fanners took to the fields last spring, USDA projected a corn crop record of 6.7 billion bushels. If that crop material- ized, officials said then, it would mean lower feed prices through 1975 and some easing of retail food costs. But with summer drouth it was clear food prices would go lip faster this year than the government had expected. In- stead of a 12 percent increase originally predicted for all of 1974, USDA later said a rise of 15 to 17 percent was more likely. The 1974 crop impact will con- tinue at least for another ycar.i eader whose views arc sought by Ills tax-writing colleagues whenever the White House sug- jesls changes, the house ways and means committee chair man, Rep. Mills wait- ed until Thursday before react- ing to Ford's income lax sur- charge proposal. Mills missed Ford's address Tuesday, and (lie committee carried forward without him at hearings featuring Treasury Secretary Simon Wednesday and Roy Ash, head of the Pres- ident's Office of Managcmcn three- and Budget, Thursday. Later Thursday, paragraph release from his of [ice described Mills as "unal tcrably opposed to an income tax surcharge, which places its heaviest burden on the lower and middle income classes." It added: "The 5 percent sur charge proposal of the Pres idcnl would be a cruel burden when he said imposed on working people that cannot have any significant im- pact in the fight to control infla- tion today." Mills said "experience from 19G8 to 1970 demonstrates that a substantially larger income tax surcharge did little immediately to bring inflation under co'ntrol even though accompanied by an cut in federal spend- ing. Moreover, the surcharge on corporations may have added to even higher prices." nerely that a news account of he affair was inaccurate. Goss agreed in a separate statement. Close Friends In his statement, Mills said he and his wife Polly became close friends of Mrs. Batlistella and icr husband Eduardo when the Mills' moved' to a suburban apartment complex in Arling- ton, Va., where the Battistellas already had an apartment. Mills said the events of Sun- day evening and Monday morn- ing began when he arranged a bon voyage party for Gloria Sanchez, a cousin and house guest of the BaltistcIIas, who was returning to her native Ar- gentina. Because Mrs. Mills had a bro- ken foot, he said, they could nol entertain at home and at Mrs Mills' insistence he arranged to "take our friends to a- public place we had frequented be- fore." His statement did not specifi cally mention drinking, but con- tinued "we then visited another public place and after a fcv (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Mandate to Prime Minister Wilson and His Wife Hail Election Returns Tclcplioto House Seals Weapon Mishap Delays Kissinger Nixon-Subpoena WASHINGTON (UPI) Say- ing travel could pose "a serious risk" to Richard Nixon's'health, a lawyer for the former Pres- ident asked Friday that the sub- poena for his testimony in the Watergate cover-up trial be quashed. Justice Dept, Offer: Defend Nixon in Suits WASHINGTON (AP) The! justice department has offered to defend Richard Nixon and three of his top advisers in civil suits accusing them of improper political harassment, depart- ment officials say. Assistant Attorney General Henry Petcrsen made the offer about two weeks ago in letters to attorneys for Nixon, John Mitchell, H. R. Haldcman and John Ehrlichman, officials said Thursday night. All five pending suits involved in the offer stemmed from Agriculture Secretary Bulz of 'he Watergate scan- predicted only a 10 percent food price increase for all of 1975, but some USDA economists say privately larger. the rise could be Today's Chuckle Capital punishment is when declined to say which. Sullivan Too Peterson's deputy, Kevin Maroncy, said thai in one case a similar offer was made to William Sullivan, former FBI assistant director. Maroncy said some of Ihe five men havc aceepled Ihe offer but the government taxes you ic get capital so lhat it can RO into business in competition with you, tind Ilicn laxes the profits on your business in order lo pay its losses. "It's normal In represent a former official who is sued for ads when ho was an official ol the Maroncj said. Acknowledging lhat Ihe dc so, he said: "The theory is thai he interest of the government s not so much to represent thai jarticular man bul Ihe continu ng functions of the govern- nent." Not Discussed Maroncy said the offer was nol discussed with Presiclen Tord or other White House of ficials. Press Secretary lion Nessoi indicated lhat Ford knew nolh ing about the offer until reading news accounts of it Thursday night. Nessen did not describe the President's reaction. The department did not con suit Special Watergate Prosccr tor Ijeon Jaworski, said Robcr Havel, ils public informalioi director. Bul Havel added, "If worski is interested in any poj sible prosecution in any partici; lar area, then we would not resent Nixon." He said the olie would apply in future suit against Nixon "if the dcpar mcnl determines that Nixo was acting within the scope o his authority" at the time of th Turk Aid Cut, Ford To Veto WASHINGTON (AP) Ignor- ing the threat of a presidential veto, the house Friday rejected senate-approved resolution that would have postponed for 60 days a threatened cutoff of military aid to Turkey. The vote was 187 to 171. House Republican leader John Rhodes told the house lie was authorized to say President Ford will now "definitely veto" another measure already passed by off U.S. aid to Turkey until Ford can certify substantial progress toward a settlement on reduc- tion or withdrawal of Turkish troops from Cyprus. The President would also have to certify the Turkish invasion of Cyprus did not violate U.S. foreign aid laws, a certification that proponents of the aid cutoff claim lie cannot make. Backers of the 60-day suspen- lon said it would give Sccre- iry of State Kissinger more ime to try to bring negotia- :ons which tlley said are the nly hope for getting reduction r withdrawal of Turkish troops' rom Cyprus. .President Ford appealed at a )etroit Republican fund-raising inner Thursday night for house upport on the issue. Adminis- ration sources said, however, hat he also telephoned GOP eacicrs to threaten action to eave major federal agencies fithout payroll funds if the aid :utoff is not postponed. The senate-approved resolu- ion was sponsored by Senate t'lajority Leader Mansfield. Both the senate and house lave amended legislation pro- 'iding emergency funding for ome major federal depart- ments with measures to end DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) moving on to Jordan Friday Asked about resuming discus- Secretary of State Henry Kis- singer arrived from Egypt Fri- day on the second leg of his lat- est Middle East peace mission. Ha was preceded by a bomb blast in an American office and denunciations by Palestinian guerillas. The secretary's arrival was delayed half an hour by an ac- cidental discharge of a .sub- machine gun aboard his U. S force jetliner. A secret ser- v ice agent suffered minor wounds in Ihe scalp and right forearm. The incident occurred when the Israeli-made weapon toil- pled from a rack in the rear ol the plane as it taxied at Cairo airport. Kissinger hurried to the front cabin as the wounded agent. Walter Bothe of Alex- andria, Va., called out: "Don't worry about me. Check the ecc rctary." parlmrnl is nol required to doichallcnged arts When "Lucky" it became clear the plane was not being attacked, Kissinger returned and told B o t h c, "You are damned lucky." Kissinger was met at the Da- rn a s c u s airport by Syrian Foreign Minister Abdul Halim Khaddam. He was scheduled for talks with Khaddam and Syrian President Hafez Assad before light- Thousands of uniformed and plainclolhes police were sta- iioned along the route from the airport to a guest palace near Assad's residence. Seventeen bomb destroyed the offices of the National Cash Register Co.. killing a Syrian woman employe and wounding another. The Palestine Liberation Or- ganization issued a statement saying the U. S. "is still hostile" to the Palestinian cause and backs Israel. The PLO charged that Kissinger's trip is aimed at insuring Israeli interests in the Middle East. "Encouraged" Kissinger arrived from Cairo "encouraged" b y President Sadat of Egypt on the prospects of restarting Arab-Israeli peace talks, but without a firm agree- ment. Tho American secretary, on his sixth Middle East peace mis- sion since the October war a year ago, indicated Thursday night alter a 2V4-hour session with Sadat that the opposing sides remain far from agree- ment on peace negotiations. isions at Geneva, Kissinger told ewsmcn, "We arc at the begin-] ning of the trip, and we have to go to many other countries be- fore 1 can answer that." Sadat also hedged on the sub- ho'urs earlier, ajjecl. He said, "We have dis- cussed that in broad outlines ml added that details haven't Dccn worked out. Israeli I'ullback Egypt and Israel have indicat- ed they are willing to negotiate another Israeli pullback in the Sinai desert, but Kissinger rei- terated that he docs not expect liis trip to bring a dramatic breakthrough. Kissinger conveyed lo Sadat Israel's insistence that further withdrawal in the Sinai must be coupled with a pledge from the Arabs to end their economic and diplomatic boycott of Ihe Jewish state. LONDON (AP) Prime Min- ister Harold Wilson's Labor party has won Britain's general election, riding to power with a mandate for radical measures against the country's economic woes. Official returns Friday said the Laboriles took at least 318 scats, the magic number for an over-all majority in the 635- member house of commons. They held only 298 scats in the previous commons and their legislation was hobbled by mi- nority rule. Labor campaigned on a mani- festo to renegotiate Britain's membership in the European Common Market, to bring key industries under state control, to bring about voluntary wage restraint, and lo tax the rich "until the pips squeak." Wilson favors keeping close tics with the U. S. Party Lineup With 618 of the 635 scats de- cided, Edward Heath's Conser- vatives held 273, the Liberals nine and splinter groups 18. Even before the results were official, Wilson declared, "I will soon be forming my fourth ad- ninistration." He is the first nan in this century to serve 'our times as Britain's prime minister. Wilson, looking relaxed but tired after staying up most of the night watching the returns, flew into London from his home district near Liverpool as com- puter projections predicted a five-seat majority for Labor when all returns are in. The party has been in power with minority government since February when a narrow electoral victory returned Wil- son as prime minister and oust- ed Heath. Henth Warning Wilson said lie called Thurs- day's elections to win a clear nandatc to govern. During the campaign, Heath warned that a win would send Britain Informed sources: (hoir cconomjc cala.stropilc. appeared three other key stum- bling blocks: Ihe Palestine de- sire for nationhood; the Arabs' attitude against a nonaggression treaty, and how lo tie non- belligerency lo further Israeli pullbacks, including on the West Bank of the Jordan river. nilitary aid to Turkey because hat nation used American- applied equipment in ils in- and occupation of Bothe Is Coe Grad i Walter Bolhc, the Secret Scr-' vice agent wounded in a 'irearms accident while accom- panying Secretary of Slate 5 Federal Attorneys Assigned to Boston BOSTON (AP) Five justicciton schoolchildren. He accused (department, lawyers have born assigned here to insure prompt enforcement of federal civil rights laws in connection with court-ordered school busing. The FBI a n nounccmcnl President Ford of inflaming re- sistance to integration. There was no Both major parties cam- paigned mainly on inflation and jthcr economic problems. Bri- tain has an annual inflation rale of IG.9 percent and expects this year a foreign trade deficit of billion. Labor has pledged lo call for elections within a year on whether Britain should remain in the Common Market. Wilson generally has advocated bring- ing Britain closer to the U. S. rather than swinging sharply to- ward Europe. Britain entered the European economic alliance under Heath's Conservatives, and direct White'Lnbor has all along said that, Henry Kissinger, is a 1963 night came after what uale of Coc college in Cedar Rapids. The college record says he I ion. Francis Sargent called a "relatively quiet" day in Bos- House response lo White's re- marks, bul a spokesman said citizens should obey the court ruling. The spokesman also said law and order in Boston is a slate and cily responsibility. unless better terms arc agreed on, she should pull oul. Radical Measures To solve Britain's economic problems. Wilson contended, idical leftist-oriented measures a s i o n typrus. Sources sai'd Ford has Ihrcal- sncd that if the Mansfield rcso- ution is not adopted by the house, he might wait the full 10 lays allowed by law and thcr veto Ihe measure providing stopgap funding for the agrieul- labor and health, educa- tion and welfare departments. A veto would leave these departments without authority to meet their payrolls and p r c s u m ably would force congress to reconvene just be- fore the November election. Congress was planning to recess late Friday. In Delroit, Ford urged his au- dience of about lo act quickly to register support for the Mansfield resolution "if you have any influence on any of your members of congress." went on to earn a master's degree at Michigan Stale before entering the Secret Service. His parents are residents of Aurora, II. There was a report Bothc had worked for the Cedar Rapids police department while at Coc, but the department said it had no record of Bolhe working Watergate Jur Picked WASHINGTON jury of nine women and three men was, chosen Friday to hear Cily officials said there were few of the violent incidents ,'hich have marked the first four weeks of a U. S. district court plan lo desegregate Bos- Ion public schools by busing of pupils. James Ncwphcr, special agent in charge of the Boston FBI of- fice, said the FBI has been in- vestigating alleged civil rights violations and cases of possible j inlcrtcrciice will] Judge W. Ar- thur darrity's busing order. "Whatever Action" "We have sent some informa- tion Washington for a deci- sion on what further action to Newphcr said Thursday. Ford old a Conference d ,Ic Said opposition Wednesday lhal while the law; havc frustratcd cf. must be obeyed, he disagreed, [g cnact with Garrily's order. While said Ford's slalcment would lead ID further disruption [since he formed his minority government. 'and will endanger the safely ofi. o u r schoolchildren process." N. Y. Vigil Both Wilson and Heath agreed cried of austerity was .security overtime trolling subway stations near When the lawyers arrive, we'll our information to >ml they will expedite Ihe Watergate cover-up trial The jurors consist of eight [present blacks anil four Morejlhem, than 70 percent of Washington's whatever actionJs necessary. population is black. The panel a p p c a r c d generally middle- aged. Later six alternate jurors, all black women, were selecled. iihal, a per: necessary, but Heath claimed inflation would be solved best ithrough orthodox, cunscrvalivc measures. Today's Index stirred by the trouble in Boston Violence, frequently in Ihe form of racial clashes, broke oul in schools in Brooklyn, md the Bronx this violence and ugliness week. Meanwhile, M a y o r Kevin While said he would not a jwidcr busing plan until tliejarc raslinn a lung cdcral government, gives a bet-'said the arlinr, school ehan ler gi.iar.mtcr of .xalely for Bos-'cellor, Dr. Bernard Cillord. Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies Society Sports Stale......... Television Want Ads .26 ...27 .211 is.n .12-11 19-22 ;