Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 2, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

November 02, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weath er— Cooler through Sunday with c h u n c* v „f rain. Lows tonight in mid atis. High Sunday about 50. VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 2!)7 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 1974 RYE DROWN ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Shah Eyes *rtb''No" n    . lo Kissinger Decrease in Peace pi Oil Price an BEIRUT (AP) I- 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 Organization, released details of what he said was a plan proposed by Kissinger. The PLO and Arab confrontation states rejected it unanimously at their Morocco, summit conference and expect a I fifth war with Israel because of u . •    I*.,    * the lack of a settlement, Rabbo! It was not immediately known    ’    ; how much influence the Iranian ‘    _    ... leader will have on the other *    Outline By Associated Press The shah of Iran said Saturday he will press for a 14 percent decrease in the fixed, posted price of oil, but he expected oil company profits to wipe out any gains for the American consumer. He told a news conference in Tehran after meeting with Secretary of State Kissinger that Iran will propose a price of $10 a barrel, a reduction of about $1.65 from current levels. members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. U. S. sources had said Kissinger hoped during his visit to Tehran to enlist the shah’s support of lower oil prices. They 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 conference that they expected prices to stay as they are, or possibly be increased 30 to 40 cents a barrel in December. The shah said he stood firm on his contention that oil prices should be linked to the prices of a cross-section of industrial products. “Once you do this,” he said producing and consuming nations “will have the same destiny.’’ He said that, even if the posted price is reduced to $10 a barrel, he does not expect it to lower the cost to the American consumer unless the profits of Under the plan he outlined, Israel would leave parts of the Sinai peninsula and the Golan Heights and return to Jordan all major cities of the occupied area west of the Jordan river except for Jerusalem. In exchange, Egypt would sign a no-war pact ami the Arabs would go on record at the summit for lower oil prices, which they didn’t do. Rabbo accused the U. S. of “using pressure and blackmail to force the Arab summit to accept the Kissinger plan.” He said the Arabs refused, and “must now prepare for a fifth war because we believe it is inevitable.” Trick-Treat Candv Kills Texas Boy, 8 Trapped In Cab of Pickup PASADENA, Texas (AP) —J Police have asked parents to confiscate trick-or-treat candy their children collected in the' suburban Bowling Green sub-    . division, following the cyanide    TAMA    —    I-ive    Belle Plaine poisoning death of an 8-year-o!d    residents    drowned    Friday night boy.    when    their    pickup    truck    plunged Police LL E. L. Goad asked    0ff a bridge    into about six feet Friday that candy received by    f t trick-or-treatcrs in the neigh-    ,    , „ borhood be brought to police ^ he I ama county sheriff s deheadquarters for examination. IP^rtment reported the eastbound —AP Wirephoto 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.) “Primary Duty” Referring to the Arab summit’s designation of the PLO to set up a government on the Jordanian West Bank after the Israelis leave, Rabbo said Israel was preparing for war, with U. S. support, “to abort the PLO victory.” “The primary duty of the Arab countries at this stage is oil companies are held to a j to prepare themselves militarily fixed level.    and economically to face the He suggested 50 cents a barrel coming war,” he said, profit for the companies as nj Kissinger said in Tehran Sat-fair return, in contrast to as unlay that the U.S. was not much as $2 a barrel now. “Why reassessing its Middle East poli-should they make $2 on one bar- cy, which includes support for rel? Why should they make 700 Israel’s refusal to recognize the percent profit ... Is that fair?” PLO as a liberation movement he asked.    or a prospective government of Sec No Signs    a West Bank state. Before the shah’s announce- |i:Ynn cijii Prj*jra|. ment, the prospects of lower oil " f0n * J11", prices appeared dim. U. S. of- All Vlf31 Sigils Stable ficials in Tehran had .said they saw no signs cf a joint effort by Fear Agnew Resignation Letter Stolen WASHINGTON (AP) - An official investigation is under way into the possibility that the letter of resignation by former Vice-president Agnew has been stolen. State department spokesman John King said Friday the original of the letter submitted Oct. IO, 1973, to Secretary of State Kissinger apparently is missing. King acknowledged the possibility that the letter, which could have great value on the open market, might have been stolen. He said an investigation by several government agencies is under way. The apparent disappearance Ford: Sever Tentacles of Octopus-Like Government SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) -IFord attended two G.O.P. fund- President Ford said Saturday raising dinners and a charity America can spend itself into auction before going to a professional basketball game and a “raging inflation” unless congressional big spenders are defeated in Tuesday’s elections. fund-raiser for the Urban League. He told a conference on do- In a speech prepared for a mestic and economic affairs G.O.P. meeting, Ford also said that Democratic-supported eco- the federal bureaucracy must be decentralized. On the last day of a campaign trip, he again stressed the fight against “public enemy number I” — inflation. “The lesson of the past few decades has been a basic one <— we cannot spend our way to happiness but we can spend ourselves into debt, and we can nomic proposals could double the current rate of inflation by 1976. “If I were to take the easy route of additional pump-priming and deficit spending as the economy cools off this winter, it would really cause trouble,” Ford said. Cancer Link In Chlorine In Wafer? An autopsy en the body of Timothy O’Bryan showed he died from cyanide in a 22-inch-long tube of powdered candy, Goad said. The boy’s father, who took Timothy; his sister, Elizabeth, 5, and some neighborhood children on their trick-or-treat rounds, said Timothy ate some of the candy just before going to bed Thursday night. “It seems like it wasn’t long before he was up and complaining his stomach hurt alii he didn’t feel good,” O’Bryan said. “He was bent over vomiting and I was holding him when he just went limp. It’s so disheartening to think there wasn’t more we could do. “I never even really thought it might have been a case of poisoned candy until the police told me about the cyanide . . . “We thought we wer* so careful. We had. even wondered if we should go out trick-or-treating this year. There isn’t going to be any more trick-or-treating for us.” Goad said cyanide was found in two other containers of the same kind of candy. Across-Sfreet spend our nation straight into, raging inflation. That is why Qe/Qy Costly .eeks I    7    7 WASHINGTON (AP) - There is a possibility that chlorination may be producing suspected cancer-causing chemicals in drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency says While saying there is no immediate cause for alarm, it said Friday it has begun a nation wide investigation to determine how widespread the problem is. Two government studies have found very small concentrations I o f suspected cancer-causing ! agents in drinking water in Cin- WASHINGTON (AP) - Secre-cinnati and New Orleans, EPA'tary of Agriculture Butz’ confer- pickup truck, believed to be driven by Melvin Campbell, 34, was recovered from a backwater of Salt creek about a mile west of Belle Plaine on a gravel road shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday. Although details of the incident are not known, the sheriff’s department reported Belle Plaine police officer Dick Spading arrived at the scene about 4 o’clock. He had been dispatched there to check a report of a oroken bridge railing. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer noted the truck upside down in the water and notified Tama county authorities. Campbell, his wife, Barbara, 27, and their children, Kenneth, 13, and Bobby Campbell, ll, 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 believe the accident happened about 8 Friday night. Participants Take Dim View Of Food Talks said. . .    ,    ,    ..    ...    ., during the past few weeks * Of Agnew s Idler came to light have ^ shortly after R.chard Nixon sub- ^ flscal^ rosfcponsibie gressional candidates,” he said. “Day Is Past” “ ... If the big spenders win j heavily on Nov. 5, we are in The Agnew letter originally danger of electing a veto-proof was given to Kissinger’s office I rather than an inflation-proof at the White House. King said it;congress.” was assumed that the original! Turning to the bureaucracy, was sent to the Archives to be pord said; “The day is past part of the national record. when an octopus-like govern- mitted his letter of resignation to Kissinger last August, King said. The National Archives discovered that it did not have Ag-nevv’s original at that time. “Our scientists are investigat-TULSA (AP) — Officials say in8 the possibility of certain the city lost $476 because it took chemicals showing up in water four days for a letter mailed at systems that may be car-the downtown post office to be cinogenic” or cancer-causing, delivered across the street to sa*d Spokesman Marlin Fitz- He said copies exist and there LONG BEACH (UPI) -the shah 'and Saudi Arabia to I Former President Nixon is still push for a reduction.    (in critical condition but all vital js no doid)t ^at original was us In Ca*r0’ th^.    .J.cia    are    stable,    bis    doctor    jn    government hands at the be-,and squeeze into itself more|p r o c e s s i n g, said the letter newspaper Al Ahram said at    -    i    .    1    ir    ®    ’ resumption of the Arab oil em inent in Washington can stretch its tentacles across the nation city hall. The letter was a $1,701.50 bid by Checker Cab Co. for purchase of five used city-owned cars. Because the letter had not arrived, a bid of $1,225.50 by the Vance Auto Salvage Co. was accepted. L. B. Smith, director of mail bargo was possible if the U. S. continues to support Israel in its refusal to negotiate \uth the Palestine Liberation Organization. The Soviet newspaper Pravda accused the West, particularly the U. S., of waging “a war of said Saturday. I ginning. Tax Airing if Panels Vote It: Rocky land more power. Now we have should have arrived the day i to chop cff those tentacles. after it was postmarked. He WASHINGTON (AP) “And as each of those tentacles withers we have to return the power and the revenues they have grasped back to the states | and localities ... “It will not be an easy job. It ; is never easy to dismantle a structure that has been rein speculated it was sent by a let-t e r - s o r t i n g machine to the wrong city. the oil-producing nations w,efeller’s office says he “has no '"jZ ''wests •psychological I objection” to release of details war is obviously being staged on his income taxes if eongres-along the old cold war pattern.! sional committees vote to do so. poisoning the atmosphere of in jn a statement by his press secretary. Hugh Morrow, Rock- ternatwnal detente,” the Com Newton Murder Charge Filed water. “It appears that many of them are getting there as a result of the chlorination process. “We don’t feel at this time that there’s any need for general alarm. In no case are we urging that the chlorination process be stopped. But it is a problem that needs to be looked into as carefully as possible.” NBC News reported that a memorandum circulated within the EPA warned that the agency ence on food marketing has produced two days of discussion, including claims that all the talk was useless. Dawson Ahalt, the agriculture department economist who coordinated the conference, said after it ended Friday: “What I think came out of it was the whole issue ... of rigidities that do contribute to higher costs once farm products leave the farm gate. The conference reflected the fact that they are mainly government regulations, and that includes some of the remaining farm programs as well as all the regulatory things. “And steps do have to be Up Pipeline Estimate to 5.98 Billion ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -In 1969 a gallon of regular gasoline cost 48 cents in Anchorage and oilmen were planning a $90O-milIion pipeline from the North Slope oilfields. Now regular gasoline costs 62 cents a gallon here, and oilmen have been presented with a new $5.98-billion price tag for the 798-mile steel tube which won’t begin carrying oil south for at least two-and-a-half years. A vice-president of Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., a consortium for eight oil firms which is building the trans-Alaska pipeline, blamed worldwide inflation and escalating salaries for the revised cost. The company said Friday the new total includes $5.56 billion should be prepared for “a considerable uproar on the part of them. You can’t do that, be taken to eliminate those pro-,, grams. That’* not easy to do. for ‘he project and more than Consumers say let's stop talking million for certain contin-about them and let's get rid 0f fe"c,<?s whlch werc not sPed‘ OAKLAND (AI*) - Vice-1 the staff of the joint committee ,    •    A    .*    int    imirl-it int?    .    I SU UCI IHC UUU Hits UCC'ii I cni- nerves    aimed ai    muniiadlu,fe    president-designate Nelson Rock-, on internal revenue taxation. J f0rced    for decades If you knock a I a a »I    11I Kl cl    n JI t ion k It!    §    * I Mr. Rockefeller has no objec- out the wrong section, the whole Panther party co-founder Huey tion.”    jibing    is liable to fall and cut a Newton, who jumped bail of Morrow said Rockefeller had lot of innocent people.”    ;    $55,000    and    disappeared    Aug. 23, already set out that position in    * * *    now is    wanted on a murder answering a similar question    The strain of the trip shows in I charge, during senate confirmation I Ford’s face. He appears paler, (•feller put the burden of making such disclosure of private tax information on tho house and senate committees considering his confirmation. A procedural expert on one of the committees said that, if ei- hearings. Morrow issued the statement in response to a Los Angeles Times story saying Rockefeller had restrained the house judiciary committee from publicly releasing his tax information by refusing to waive his right to keep it confidential. “Very Unfair” The press secretary called the munist party paper said Tells Offers of Blood for Nixon REHOBOTH, Mass. (AR) — Hundreds of people all our the ^er    ^    dccjde    R0Cjce country' want to donate blood to fcJlpr,s taj£ information shouId Richard Nixon, according to one ^ niadc public, it would proba- of his staunchest supporters. My vote to ask him to release it inaccurate and uid “the Rabbi Baruch Korff said I* ri- rather than get into the legal quotations attributed to a day his Washington office and uncertainty of releasing it with-1 member of tho committee are his home here have been de- j out his permission luffed bv callers.    I President Ford during his vice- He told them to donate blood j presidential confinnationhear-at Red Cross centers and desig-    Al~“ nate it for Memorial Hospital Medical Center of Long Beach, so that Nixon will not be charged for blood he has received in transfusions. An assault charge was amend-jhis eyes are a bit red, and he led to murder Friday, the day has the sniffles.    after Kathleen Smith, 17, died. Press Secretary Run Nessen Newton is accused of shooting said Ford was “very tired. | her in the head during a street There’s no doubt about it.” argument Aug. 6. She never In Portland, Ore., Friday,'regained consciousness. the public, water utilities and the states with regard to the demonstration of known carcinogens in public drinking Black j water systems.” EPA studies have found very small concentrations of chloroform and carbon tetrachloride in the chlorinated water of Cincinnati and New Orleans. Gordon Robeck, director of fied. None of that includes the cost cause they have enormous con-. . . „ „    ,    ,    . stituencies built up a r o u n dlof,_. b“,ldjPe the huge tanker,s them”    which    will    receive    the    1.2    mil- Many participants disagreed,1''0” barrels of oil to be pumped including Ellen Zawel, president! ^ from the North Slope to a of the National Consumers marlnc tcrmina.'at.Valdcz-Congress. ‘ Of course it didn t I However, Alyeska s George accomplish anything.” she said Nels0" said ,hc Projection does "I don t think its purpose wasllneludc a cushi0n for taunted to accomplish anything.” inflation. Under Interstate Commerce Commission regulations, the chemical* can produce liver!trust each other and that more cancer in rats. But he said it is} information is disseminated . . not known if the same agents j but that’s been done on the are linked to human cancer. private level.” Stewart Lauds Press on Watergate Today9* Chuckle Diplomacy is the art of letting .someone else have your way. CopyriuOI togs authorized the committees to release publicly his financial records but asked them not to release details on his charitable tax deductions. Both complied. His Position Rockefeller’s position in the statement released by his press secretary is: “If a majority of either congressional committee wishes to set the precedent of releasing detailed individual tax information as set forth in the report of misleading and very unfair.” The story quoted Rep. Edwards (D-Calif.j, as saying the committee normally could votc-to release the information but Rockefeller had precluded this by stating in a letter “that he would not waive the statute making it a crime to distribute any income tax matters to the public.” The Washington Post quoted Edwards as saying a former Rockefeller aide, William Ronan, has refused to say specifically what he did with the (Continued: Page 2, Col. 3 ) NEW HAVEN (AP) u. The American press was performing its proper constitutional function in exposing the Watergate scandals, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said Saturday. In a speech prepared for a Yale law school convocation, Stewart voiced probably the most direct public comment any of the nine high court justices has made on Watergate. He said public opinion polls he had seen indicated many Americans believed Richard Nixon was “hounded out of office by an arrogant and irresponsible press that had outrageously usurped dictatorial power.” “It is my thesis that, on the contrary, the established American press . . . particularly in the past two years, has performed precisely the function it was intended to perform by those who wrote the First Amendment of our Constitution,” Stewart said. ‘‘Perhaps our liberties might survive without an independent established press. But the founders doubted it, and in the year 1974, I think we can all be thankful for their doubts.” Stewart was invited to speak at a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the law school, of which he is a graduate. But she added: “W’e’re be-the EPA laboratories in Cincin-fevers that dialog really does, nati, said tests have shown the I help, in that people learn to!Part*c*Pat*ng companies are entitled to an 8 percent return on their investment in the project, which is privately financed.: That means the more money pumped into it by the companies, the more they are entitled to get out of it. Prior to Friday’s announcement, Alyeska’s official estimate was $4.5 billion for the project, which will employ 14,000 persons during its peak He built his remarks around the portion of the First Amendment which prohibits government from “abridging freedom of speech or of the press.” He said it is “a mistake to suppose that the only purpose of the constitutional guarantee of a free press is to insure that a newspaper will serve as a neutral forum for debate.” He added: “For centuries before our revolution the press in England had been licensed, censored and bedeviled by prosecution for seditious libel. The British crown knew that a free press was not just a neutral vehicle for the balanced discussion of diverse ideas. Todays Index “Instead the free press meant organized, expert scrutiny of government. The free {construction period, press was a conspiracy of the intellect, with the courage of numbers. This formidable check on official power was what the British crown had feared — and what the American founders decided to risk. “If a newspaper wants to serve as a neutral marketplace for debate, that is an objective which it is free to choose. And within limits that choice is probably necessary to commercially successful journalism. But it is a choice that government cannot constitutionally impose.” Comics 5 Church ... 3 Crossword 5 Daily Record * Deaths ............. ........2 Editorial Features . ........ 4 Financial ll Marion 6 Movies ... 7 Sports 9, IO Television 6 Want Ads.......... i mmi i i iff ......12-15 ;

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