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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                fouler through Sun- iliiy with c li a ii c i! Of ruin. Lows toulglii in mid 30s. jUlgi, Sunday nljout 50. CEDAIl HAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1974 CITY FINAL ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES By Associated Press The shah of Iran said Satur day lie will press for a 14 ipcj cent decrease in the fixed, pos ed price of oil, but he expecte oil company profits to wipe ou any gains for the American con sumer. He told a news conference i Tehran after meeting with Sec relary of Stale Kissinger tha Iran will propose a price of a barrel, a reduction of abou from current levels. It was not immediately know: how much influence the Irania; leader will have on the othe. members of the Organization o Petroleum Exporting Countries. U. S. sources had said Kis singer. Sloped during his visit t, Tehran to enlist the shah's sup port of lower oil prices. The) had said that, if the shah and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia together pushed for reductions other OPEC countries might go along. Stands Firm Informed sources in Tehran said prior to the news confer- ence that they expected prices to stay as they are, or possibly be increased 30 to 140 cents a barrel in December. The shah said he stood firm on his contention that oil prices should be linked to the prices o a cross-section of industri al products. "Once you do he said producing and consum- ing nations "will liave (he same destiny." He said that, even if the post- ed price is reduced to a bar rel, he does not expect it to lower the cost to the American consumer unless the profits of oil companies are held to a fixed level. He suggested 50 cents a barrel profit for the companies as a fair return, in contrast to as much as a barrel now. "Why should they make on one bar- rel? Why should they make 700 percent profit Is that he asked. See No Signs Before the shah's announce mcnt, the prospects of lower oi prices appeared dim. U. S. of ficials in Tehran had ,said thcj saw no signs of a joint effort.b; the shah and Saudi Arabia to pusli for a reduction. In Cairo, the semi-officia newspaper Al Aliram said a resumption of the Arab oil em- bargo was possible if the U. S continues to support Israel in its refusal to negotiate with the Palestine Liberation Organiza- tion. The Soviet newspaper Pravda accused the West, particularly Ihe U. S., of waging "a war of Arab "No" To Kissinger Peace Plan BEIRUT (AP) [_ The Pales- tinian guerillas said Saturday that Arab leaders have rejected Secretary of State Kissinger's plan for Middle East peace. Yasser Abed Rabbo, head of the information department of the Palestine Liberation Organi- zation, released details of wha he said was a plan proposed b Kissinger. The PLO and Arab confronta tion states rejected it unan mously at their Morocco, sun mit conference and expect :ifth war with Israel because o :he lack of a settlement, Rabb said. Plan Outline Under the plan, he outlined Israel would leave parts of th Sinai peninsula and the Gola Heights and return to Jordan a major cities of the occupie area west of the Jordan rive except for Jerusalem. In exchange, Egypt would sigi no-war pact and the Arab vould go on record at the sum mit for lower oil prices, whic hey didn't do. Rabbo accused the U. S. o 'using pressure and blackmai o force the Arab summit to ac ept the Kissinger plan." HL aid the Arabs refused, and must now prepare for a fiftl rar because we believe it 5s in vilable." "Primary Dirty" Referring to the Arab Sum nit's designation of the PLO lo et up a government on the Jor- anian West Bank latter (lie Is- aelis leave, Rabbo said Israel V nerves" aimed at intimidating the oil-producing nations to lower prices. The West's "psychological war is obviously being staged along the old cold war pattern, poisoning the atmosphere of in- ternational the Com- munist party paper said. Tel Is Offers-of Blood for Nixon REHOBOTH, Mass. (AP) Hundreds of people all over the country want to donate blood to Richard Nixon, according to one of his staunches! supporters. Rabbi Baruch Korff said Fri- diiy his Washington office and his home here have been de- luged by callers. He told them to donate blood at Red Cross centers and dcsig- preparing for war, will S. support, "to abort the LO victory." "The primary duty of the rab countries at this stage is prepare themselves militarily id economically to face the oming he said. Kissinger said in Tehran Sat that the U. S. was not eassessing its Middle East poli- Y, which includes support for reel's refusal to recognize the LO as a liberation movement a prospective government of West Bank state. Nixon Still Critical; All Vital Signs Stable LONG BEACH (UPI) Former President Nixon is still in critical condition but all vital signs are stable, his doctors said Saturday. JEST YOU AND ME, PODNER President Ford and Congressman Bob Mathias try on cowboy' hats presented'them at a Fresno, Calif., airport rally. (Another Ford photo on picture page.) Fear Agnew Resignation Letter Stolen WASHINGTON (AP) An of icial investigation is under wa; nto the possibility that the let er of resignation by former Agnew has been tolen. Slate department spokesman Tohn King said Friday the origl lal of the letter submitted Oct 0, 1973, to Secretary of State tissinger apparently is missing. King acknowledged the possi- ility letter, which ould have great value orr the pen market, might have been tolen. He said an investigation by cveral government agencies is disappearance nder way. The apparent Agnew's letter came to light lortly after Richard Nixon sub- nitted his letter of resignation o Kissinger last August, King aid. The National Archives dis- overcd that it did not have Ag- ew's original at that lime. The Agnew letter as given to Kissinger's office at the White House. King said i was assumed that the origina was sent to the Archives to b part of the nalional record. He said copies exist and there is no doubt that the original was ;r. government hands at the be 'ginning. Ford: Sever Tentacles oi Ocfopus-Like Government SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) J- President Ford said Saturday America can; spend itself into 'raging inflation" unless con- gressional big spenders are de- feated in Tuesday's elections. In a speech prepared for G.O.P. meeting, Ford also sai the federal bureaucracy mus be decentralized: On the last day. of a campaig trip, he again stressed the figh against "public enemy numbc 1" inflation. "The lesson of the past decades has been a basic one we cannot spend our way t lappiness but we can spend om selves into debt, and we cai spend our nation straight inli Ford attended two G.O.P. fund raising dinners and a charitj auction before going to a profes sional basketball game and i. f u n d r a i s e r for the Urban during inflalion. the past That "is win few weeks lave been speaking out for real stic, fiscally responsible con. Tax Airing O.K. Panels Vote It; Rocky (II. IVUU Vyl U.l-T -J natc it for Memorial Hospital Medical Center of Long Beach, so that Nixon will not be charged for blood, he has re- ceived in transfusions. WASHINGTON (AP) Vice Nelson Rock efcller's office says he "has no objection" to release of details on his income taxes if congres sional committees vole to do so. In a statement by his pres: secretary. Hugh Morrow, Rock il'cllcr put the burden of mak- ng such disclosure of private tax information on tbo house and senate committees c sidcring his confirmation. A procedural expert on one ol the committees said that, if ei- ther of them did decide Rocke- feller's tax information should be made public, it would proba- jressional he said. "Day Is Past" If the big spenders win heavily on Nov. 5, we are in danger of electing a veto-proof rather than an inflation-proof congress." Turning (o tho bureaucracy, Ford said: "The day is past when an octopus-like govern- ment in Washington can stretch its tentacles across the nation squeeze into itself more and more power. Now we have to chop cff Ihose tentacles. "And as each of those lentac- es withers we have lo return lie power and the revenues they lave grasped back to the states and localities "It will not be an easy job. It Today's Diplomacy is the art of lel- lini! someone else have your way. bly vote to ask him to release il rather than get into the legal uncertainly of releasing it with- out his permission. President Ford during his vice- presidential confirmation hoar- ings authorized the committees lo release publicly his financial records but asked them not to release details on his charitable (ax deductions. Bolli complied. His Position Rockefeller's position in the statement released by his press secretary is: "If n majority of cilhcr con- gressional committee wishes to set the precedent of releasing detailed individual lax informa- tion as sel forth in Ihe report, of the staff of the joint committee on internal revenue taxation, Rockefeller lias no objec- tion." Morrow said Rockefeller had already set out (hat position in answering a similar question during senate confirmation hearings. Morrow issued the statement in response lo a Los Angeles Times story saying Rockefeller :iad restrained the house judici- ary committee from publicly re- leasing his tax information by refusing to waive bis right to keep it confidential. "Very Unfair" The press secretary called the story inaccurate and said "the q u o I a I i o n s attributed lo a member of the committee are Misleading and very unfair." The slory quoted Rep. Ed- wards as saying (he committee normally could vote o release Ihe information but Rockefeller bad precluded this >y stating in a letter "that he vould not waive (he statute nakhiR it a crime to distribute iny income tax matters to the The Washington Posl quoted Cdwards as saying a former lock P. 'feller aide, William lonan, has refused to say speci- ically whal he did with the League. He told a conference on meslic and economic affair lliat Democratic-supported eco nomic proposals could double the.current rate of inflation bj 1976. "If I were to take the eas} route of 'addilional pump-prim ing and deficit spending as thi economy cools off this winter, i would really cause Ford said. s .never structure easy to dismantle !a that has been rein- (Continued; orcod for decades. If you knock 3Ut the wrong scclion, the whole hing is liable to fall and cut a ot of innocent people." The strain of (he (rip shows in Cord's face. He appears paler, us eyes arc a bil red, and he las Ihe sniffles. Press Secretary Ron Nessen aid Ford was "very tired, here's no doubt about it." In Portland, Ore., Friday, Across-Sfreet Delay Cosfly TULSA (AP) Officials say he city lost ?476 because it look our days for a letter mailed at he downtown post office to be elivered across the street lo ity hall. The letter was a bi y Checker Cab Co. for pur base of five used cily-ownoi ars. Because the letter had not ar ived, a bid of by the anee Aulo Salvage Co. was ac epted. L. B. Smith, director of mai roccssing, said the letter lould have arrived the day fer it was postmarked. He speculated it was sent by a let- ter-sorting machine to the wrong city. in !n Newton Murder Charge Filed OAKLAND Black Panther party co-founder Hucy Newton, who jumped bail of and disappeared Aug. 23, now is wanted on a murder charge. An assault d.args was amend- ed to murder Friday, the day after Kathleen Smith, 17, died. Newton is accused of shooting :ier in Ihe head during a slreet argument Aug. 6. She never consciousness. WASHINGTON (AP) The is a possibility that chlorinati may be producing suspect cancer-causing chemicals drinking water, the Enviro mental Protection Agency says While saying there is no i mediate cause for alarm, it sa Friday it has begun a natio wide investigation (o determi how widespread the problem is Two government studies ha found very small concentration o f suspecled cancer-causin agenls in drinking water in Cir cinnali and New Orleans, EP said. "Our scientists are investiga ng the possibility of certai chemicals showing up in wate yslems that may be car inogenic" or cancer-causing aid Spokesman Marlin Fitz vater. "It appears that many Uicm are gelling (here as result of the chlorinatior process. "We don't feel at this tim. that there's any need for gener al alarm. In no case are we urg ing (hat the chlorination process be stopped. But it is a problem (hat needs to be looked into as :arefully as possible." NBC News reported that a memorandum circulated within the EPA warned that the agency should be prepared for "a con- siderable uproar on the part of .he public, water utilities and .he states with regard to (he lemonslration of known car- linogens in public drinking vater systems." EPA studies have found very small concentrations of chloro- orm and carbon itctrachloride n the chlorinated water of Cin- :innati and New Orleans. Gordon Robeck, director of he EPA laboratories in Cincin- said tests have shown the ihcmicate can produce liver ancer in rats. But he said1 it is not known if the- same agents re linked lo human cancer. Trick-Treat Y Kills Texas Boy, 8 PASADENA, Texas (AP) Police have asked parents :onfiscato trick-or-ireat cand their children collected in th iuburban Bowling Green sul division, following the cyanic wisoning death of an 8-year-ol Police Lt. E. L. Goad aske Friday that candy received b .rick-or-treaters in the neigh jorhood be brought to polic leadquarters for examination. An autopsy en the body o Timothy O'Bryan showed h died from cyanide in a 22-inch ong tube of powdered candy load said. The boy's father, who too Timothy; his sister, Elizabeth, 5 and some neighborhood childre m their trick-or-treat round; ;aid Timothy ate some of th ?andy just before going to be Thursday night. "It feeems like it wasn't Ion jefore he was up and complain ing his stomach hurt and h didn't feel O'Bryan sail "He was bent over vomiting an I was holding him when he ju went limp. It's so disheartenin to think there wasn't more v could do. "I never even really ithoug it (might have been a case poisoned candy until the polk told me about the cyanide "We thought we were so car ful. We had even wondered we should go out trick-or-trea ing this year. There isn't goi to be any more trick-ortrcati for us." Goad said cyanide was four in two other containers of ,t same kind of candy. Participants Take Dim View Of Food Talks WASHINGTON (AP) Secre ary of Agriculture Butz' confer nee on food marketing has pro uccd two days of discussion ncluding claims that all thi alk was useless. Dawson Ahalt, the agricultun epartment economist who co rdinated the conference, sai ickup truck, believed to be driven by Melvin Campbell, 34, was recovered from a back- vater of Salt creek about mile vest of Belle Plaine on a gravel oad shortly after 4 a.m. Satur- lay. Although details of the in- lident are not known, the sheriff's department reported 3elle Plaine police cfficer Dick Spading arrived at the scene about 4 o'clock. He had been dispatched there :o check a report of a croken Bridge railing. Upon arriving at tha scene, the officer noted the truck up- side down in the water and no- tified Tama county authorities. Campbell, his wife, Barbara, 27, and their children, Kenneth, 13, and Bobby Campbell, 11, and Brian Smith, 5, were in the cab of the pickup. It was ruled they were trapped in the truck and drowned. Tama county authorities be- lieve the accident happened about 8 Friday night. Up Pipeline Estimate to 5.98 Billion ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) n 19G9 a gallon of regular gaso- ne cost 48 cents in Anchorage nd oilmen were planning a 900-miIlion pipeline from the forth Slope oilfields. Now regular gasoline costs 62 ents a gallon here, and oilmen ave been presented with a new 5.98-bilIion price tag for the 98-mile steel tube which won't egin carrying oil south for at ast two-and-a-half years. A vice-president of Alyeska ipeline Service Co., a consor- um for eight oil firms which is uilding the trans-Alaska pipe- ne, blamed worldwide inflation nd escalating salaries for the vised cost. The company said Friday the ew total includes ?5.5G billion r the project and more than 20 million for "certain contin- ncies" which were not speci- ed. None of that includes the cost building the huge tankers lich will receive the 1.2 mil- n barrels of oil to be pumped ily from the North Slope to a arine terminal at Valdez. However, Alyeska's George ilson said the projection does elude a cushion for graduated inflation. Under Interstate Commerce Commission regulations, the participating companies sre en- titled to an 8 percent return on their investment in the project, which is privately financed, i That means the more money pumped into it by the compa- lies, the more they are entitled :o get out of it. Prior to Friday's announce- ment, Alyeska's official es- .imate was billion for Ihe >roject, which will employ persons during its peak construction period. Today's Index Comics .....................5 Church Crossword Daily Record.......... Deaths Editorial Features __ Financial Marion Movies Sports Television Want Ads   

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