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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weal her— Partly cloudy with a chance of rain tonight ending early Saturday. I jam tonight, 50. Highs Saturday, 60 to 65. rn CITY FINAL IS CENTS VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 275 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, (X,TOBER ll, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES LABORITES WIN BRITISH VOTE Iowa Com Figured at 20% Less 'Embarrassed' Mills Still Shuns Capitol WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Imittee and long considered one Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) has de-jof the most powerful and re-scribed himself as embarrassed spected members of congress WASHINGTON (AP) — The 1974 corn crop, once counted on as a powerful hedge against rising food prices, will be 16 percent less than last year because of drouth last summer and killer frosts this fall, the agriculture department said Thursday. Based on Oct. I surveys, the corn harvest is expected to total 4,717,600,000 bushels, down 277 million or 6 percent from the September estimate. The 1973 crop was a record of more than 5.64 billion bushels. The soybean harvest was estimated at 1,262.352.000 bushels, down 4 percent from Sept. I indications and 19 percent below the record 1973 crop of nearly 1.57 billion bushels. In Iowa, the Crop and Livestock Reporting Service said Iowa farmers will harvest 20 percent less corn and 26 percent less soybeans this year and humiliated by his involvement in an episode during which a woman jumped into the Washington Tidal Basin. He says he is returning to work at the Capitol and then will resume his re-election campaign. But Mills sent word to congress Friday that he was ill and would not be able to make it to work. “The whole family came down with the bug his grandson had yesterday,” Mills’ administrative 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 •/orTonI with a usually big voice in deal 963,500,000 bushels, compared    t 9 . ac    Amnri. than in 1973. Iowa's corn crop is forecast! ... ’    ’    , .    ' ■T .riding how much taxes Ameri With last years bumper crop ofj cans K pay has endcd hjs 48 . hour silence on the subject. 1.204.200.000 bushels For soybeans, the figures are 197.960.000 bushels for 1974 compared with last year’s 268,600.-OOO. Key Materials As livestock feed ingredients, corn and soybeans are key raw materials needed for producing meat, poultry and dairy products. A smaller supply has driven up feed prices and has led to farmers scuttling plans for expanding inventories of feedlot cattle, hogs, poultry and dairy cows. The department’s Crop Re- a °d Boy Ash, head of the Presporting Board said September Kent's Office of Management was an “exceptionally cool!^ Budget, Thursday. Traditionally a legislative leader whose views are sought by his tax-writing colleagues whenever the White House suggests changes, the house ways and means committee chairman, Rep. Mills (D-Ark.), waited until Thursday before reacting to Ford's income tax surcharge proposal. Mills missed Ford s address Tuesday, and the committee carried forward without him at hearings featuring Treasury Secretary Simon Wednesday month” and that frost was a key feature. “A light frost hit parts of five Corn Belt states the morning of Sept. 3,” (be report said. “Subfreezing temperatures 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 estimated at 1,780.594.000 bushels down I percent from Sept. I indications. 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 shriveled yields. Furtber Damage Then, because so much com and soybeans were immature, early frosts last month did further damage. As farmers took to the fields last spring, USDA projected a com crop record of 6.7 billion bushels. If that crop materialized, 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 up faster this year than the government had expected. Instead of a 12 percent increase originally predicted for all of 1974, USDA later said a rise of 15 to 17 percent was more likely. TTie 1974 crop impact will continue at least for another year. Agriculture Secretary Butz has predicted only a IO percent food price increase for all of 1975. but some USDA economists say privately the rise could be larger. Later Thursday, a three-paragraph release from his office described Mills as “unalterably opposed to an income tax surcharge, which places its heaviest burden on the lower and middle income classes.” It added: “The 5 percent surcharge proposal of the President would be a cruel burden imposed on working people that cannot have any significant impact in the fight to control inflation today.” Mills said “experience from 1968 to 1970 demonstrates that a substantially larger income tax surcharge did little immediately to bring inflation under control even though accompanied by an $8 2-billion cut in federal spending. Moreover, the surcharge on corporations may have added to even higher prices.” had not been seen on Capitol Hill this week. Face Bleeding Park police said they stopped his speeding, unlighted car, driven by someone else, early Monday. They said a woman passenger “obviously intoxicated” emerged and that Mills stepped out of the car with his face bleeding and smelling of alcohol. They identified the woman as Annabel Battistella. No charges were filed in the incident. In a written statement on Thursday, Mills said Mrs. Battistella was one of a party of neighbors and friends he was entertaining, that she became ill, he tried to have her taken home, there was a struggle and her elbow broke his glasses, causing facial cuts. Goss, said Tuesday that Mills had told him he was not in the automobile and knew nothing of the episode. M»lls said in his statement that Goss had misunderstood him when he said merely that a news account of the 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. Battistella and her husband Eduardo when the Mills’ moved' to a suburban apartment complex in Arlington, Va., where the Battistellas already had an apartment. Mills said the events of Sunday evening and Monday morning began when he arranged a bon voyage party for Gloria Sanchez, a cousin and house guest of the Battistellas, who was returning to her native Argentina. Because Mrs. Mills had a broken foot, he said, they could not entertain at home and at Mrs. Mills’ insistence he arranged to “take our friends to a public place we had frequented before.” His statement did not specifically mention drinking, but continued “we then visited another public place and after a few (Continued: Page 3, Col 7.) Mandate to Wilson for Bold Steps LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister 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 Laborites took at least 318 seats, the magic number for an over-all majority in the 635-member house of commons. They held only 298 seats in the previous commons and their legislation was hobbled by minority rule. Labor campaigned on a manifesto to renegotiate Britain’s membership in the European Common Market, to bring key industries under state control, to bring about voluntary wage restraint, and to tax the rich “until the pips squeak.” Wilson favors keeping close ties with the U. S. Party lineup With 618 of the 635 seats decided, Edward Heath’s Conservatives held 273, the Liberals DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -^moving on to Jordan Friday Asked about resuming discus-and splinter groups 18 Prime Minister Wilson and His Wife Hail Election Returns -UPI Telephoto House Seals Weapon Mishap Delays Kissinger Turk Aid Cut, Ford To Veto Nixon-Subpoena Quashing Asked WASHINGTON (UPI) - Saying travel could pose “a serious risk” to Richard Nixon's health, a lawyer for the former President asked Friday that the subpoena for his testimony in the Watergate cover-up trial be quashed. Justice Dept. Offer: Defend Nixon in Suits Today’* Chuckle Capital punishment is when the government taxes you to get capital so that it can go into business in competition with you, and then taxes the profits on your business in order to pay its losses. Capyrlffct 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, department officials say. Assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen made the offer about two weeks ago in letters to attorneys for Nixon, John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, officials said Thursday night. All five pending suits involved in the offer stemmed from aspects of the Watergate scandal. Sullivan Too Petersen’s deputy, Kevin Maroney, said that in one case a similar offer was made to William Sullivan, former FBI assistant director. Maroney said some of the five men have accepted the offer but declined to say which. “It’s normal to represent a former official who is sued for acts when he was an official of t h e government,” Maroney said. Acknowledging that the department is not required to do so, he said: “The theory is that the interest of the government is not so much to represent that particular man but the continuing functions of the government.” Not Discussed Maroney said the offer was not discussed with President Ford or other White House officials. Press Secretary Ron Nessen indicated that Ford knew nothing about the offer until reading news accounts of it Thursday night. Nessen did not describe the President’s reaction. The department did not consult Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, said Robert Havel, its public information director. But Havel added, “If Jaworski is interested in any possible prosecution in any particular area, then we would not represent Nixon.” He said the offer would apply in future suits against Nixon “if the department determines that Nixon was acting within the scope of his authority” at the time of the challenged acts. WASHINGTON (AP) - Ignoring the threat of a presidential veto, the house Friday rejected a 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 he was authorized to say President Ford will now “definitely veto” another measure — already passed by congress—cutting off U.S. aid to Turkey until Ford can certify substantial progress toward a settlement on reduction 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 he cannot make. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrived from Egypt Friday on the second leg of his latest Middle East peace mission. He was preceded by a bomb guerillas. The secretary’s arrival was delayed half an hour by an accidental discharge of a submachine gun aboard his U. S. air, force jetliner. A secret service agent suffered minor ,    „    ... .    .    *,I Even before the results were night.    sums    at Geneva, Kiswnger told officia) wnson declared, “I will Thousands of uniformed and newsmen, “We are at the begin- ^ forming my fourth adding of the trip, and we have to ministration.” He is the f irst go to many other countries be- man j n this century to serve fore I can answer that.”    four    times as Britain’s prime Sadat also hedged on the sub- minister. ‘We have dis- Wilson, looking relaxed but plainclothes police were stationed along the route from the blast in an    ‘°,    f    «“ st    P alacc ncar denunciations bv Palestinian 1 *®**** rcs< k nce -    , Seventeen hours earlier, a J*<*t. He said, bomb destroyed the offices of the National Cash Register Co., killing a Syrian woman employe and wounding another. The Palestine Liberation Organization issued a statement cussed that in broad outlines” I tired after staying up most of but added that details haven’t the night watching the returns, been worked out.    flew into London from his home Israeli Pullback     dis ' rict near Liverpool as com puter projections predicted a Egypt and Israel have indicat-!^.5^ majority for Labor vice agent suffered minor    --=■    - "—I* they are willing to negotiate when all retur ^ are in. wounds in the scalp and right f saying me u. s. is still hostile , ano(fier israeli pullback in the nartv has ; forearm. to the Palestinian cause and another Israeli pullback in the Sinai desert, but Kissinger rei- The party has been in power with a minority government pled from a rack in the rear of     in,ereS ' S    in    "“breakthrough. the plane as it taxied at Cairo M,aa,e The incident occurred when Ki«inM»r’«    trin k aimed at     terated that    he does not cxpect    since February when a narrow the Israeli-made weapon top- | injsljpinff Israp |j    interests in the    . his . tr ! p to .     br,ng a dramatic    electoral victory returned Wil son as prime minister and oust-Kissinger conveyed to Sadat led Heath, airport. Kissinger hurried to the    “Encouraged’’    Israel’s insistence that further    Heath    Warning front cabin as the* wounded Kissinger arrived from Cairo withdrawal in the Sinai must be    .    „    .     Th agent. Walter Bothe of Alex- “ encourage d” by President'coupled with a pledge from the Wilson said he called Thurs-andria, Va., called out: “Don’t Sadat of Egypt on the prospects Arabs to end their econ°mk,day»    tho worry about me. Check the mc- of rcstarting Arab-Israeli peace and diplomatic boycott of the ”“ da *    ■ ffT?' that^ r    -LuekV     ,alkS ,' 1X11 Wi,h0U ' “ ,irm agrM ' Je w h S 'T    rf    .here    2T»    w^d    S    BriUta }    ment -    Informed    sources    said    there     t , conomic    catastrop h c When it became clear the The American secretary, on,appeared three other key stum- ^ Qr partics ‘ cam . plane was not being attacked, his sixth Middle    East peace mis-    bling blocks    PalesUrc- J®;     pa i gn ed rnainly on inflation and Backers of the 60-day suspen- Kissinger returned and told sion since the    October war a    sire for nationhood, the Arabs    economic Droblems Bri- Bothe, “You are damned year ago, indicated Thursday attitude against a nonaggression ^ ^ ^     inflation    rate lucky.”    I    night after a 24-hour session 1 treaty; and howJo tie_ r»n-     Jg 9    nt and    ts this with Sadat that the opposing be ijerency ojfto lrf.     a r ^ sion said it would give Secretary of State Kissinger more time to try to bring negotiations which they said are the only hope for getting reduction or withdrawal of Turkish troops from Cyprus. President Ford appealed at a Detroit Republican fund-raising dinner Thursday night for house support on the issue. Administration sources said, however, that he also telephoned GOP leaders to threaten action to leave major federal agencies without payroll funds if the aid cutoff is not postponed The senate-approved resolution was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mansfield. Both the senate and house have amended legislation providing emergency funding for some major federal departments with measures to end military aid to Turkey because that nation used American-supplied equipment in its in-v a s i 0 n and occupation of Cyprus. Sources said Ford has threatened that if the Mansfield resolution is not adopted by the house, he might wait the full IO days allowed by law and then veto the measure providing stopgap funding for the agriculture, labor and health, education and welfare departments. A veto would leave these departments without authority to meet their payrolls and presumably would force congress to reconvene just before the November election. Congress was planning to recess late Friday. In Detroit, Ford urged his audience of about 3,000 to act quickly to register support for the Mansfield resolution “if you have any influence on any of your members of congress.” Kissinger was met at the Darn a s c u s airport by Syrian Foreign Minister Abchil Halim Khaddam. He was scheduled for talks with Khaddam and Syrian President Hafez Assad before Bothe Is Coe Grad sides remain far from agree-1 pullbacks, including on the West ment on peace negotiations. Bank of the Jordan river I Labor has pledged to call for elections within a year on whether Britain should remain in the Common Market. Wilson generally has advocated bringing Britain closer to the U. S. rather than .swinging sharply toward Europe. BOSTON (AP)    Five    justice    ton    schoolchildren.    He    accusedl Britain entered the European department    lawyers    have    been    President    Ford    of inflaming    re-economic alliance under . .    .    ..    ..    ll    ....    I    I,     1    ..    /V 5 Federal Attorneys Assigned to Boston Walter Bothe, the Secret Service agent wounded in a firearms accident while accompanying Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, is a 1963 grad- assigned here to insure prompt jsistance to integration.    Heath’s Conservatives,    and enforcement of federal civil    There was no direct White    Labor has all along said    that, rights laws in connection with    House response to White s    re-    unless better terms are agreed court-ordered school busing. marks, but a spokesman said ion, she should pull out. The FBI announcement| c B* zens should obey the court    Radical    Measures Thursday night came after what .ruling. The spokesman also said;    Britain's    cconom.c uate of Coe college in Cedar Cl0V Francs Sargent called a'law and order in Boston is a     wj|son    tepde(J P    i    "relatively quiet" day in Bos-    state and city responsibility.    ^ wfal ^ lenUd The college record says he ion.    u!.l    a    I    , un    needed.    He    said    opposition went on to carn a master s, C||y of(lcials said there we rc    \V„     |j a    parties have frustrated his ef- degrce at Michigan State before , rcw of lbe vio | pnt incidents     he    dlsa S-' c<,a     rort , to enact such legislation entering the Secret Service. His which have marked the first wdh .~ am :?. s ® rdt ‘ r ,    , , J since he formed his minority parents are residents of Aurora, * four wecks of a u. S . district ^ sa,d J®**    I    government. court plan to desegregate Bos-,^ oud ^ a _? U     f    P     f Both Wilson and Heath agreed There was a report Bothe had ton public schools by busing and will enaangtr me safety    ^    ^ austerity was .»!wwv rvy aaa    our    schoolchildren    in    the    u... process.” worked for the Cedar Rapids police department while at Coe, but the department said it had no record of Bothe working there. Watergate Jury Picked 18.200 of 92.000 pupils. James Newpher, special agent in charge of the Boston FBI of-1 fice, said the FBI has been in-    J, Vigil vestigating alleged civil rights    ^ violations and cases of possible interference with Judge W. Arthur Garrity’s busing order. “Wtiatever Action” necessary, but Heath clanned inflation would be solved best through orthodox, conservative measures. WASHINGTON (API -jury of nine women and three men was chosen Friday to hear the Watergate cover-up trial. The jurors consist of eight | “We have sent some informa-A lion to Washington for a decision on what further action to take,” Newpher said Thursday. “When the lawyers arrive, we’ll present our information to blacks and four whites. More them, and they will expedite than 70 percent of Washington’s whatever action is necessary.” population is black. The panel appeared generally middleaged. Later six alternate jurors, all black women, were selected. Meanwhile, Mayor Kevin White said he would not support abider busing plan until the ederal government gives a bet NEW YORK (AP) - School, security guards are working overtime and police are patrolling subway .stations near some city high schools to curb violence officials say was stirred by the trouble in Boston schools Violence, frequently in the form of racial clashes, broke out in .schools in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx this week. “The* violence and ugliness that have erupted in Boston . . are casting a long shadow,’’ said the acting school chan- Today's Index ter guarantee of safety for Bos-cellor, Dr. Bernard Gifford Comics 26 Crossword 26 Daily Record ........ ..... 3 Deaths ............. 3 Editorial Features . . ....... 6 Farm 25 Financial 27 Marion 23 Movies 16,17 Society .......... 12-14 Sports 19-22 State ................ 4,5 Television ...... .......24 Want Ads 29-33 *