Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 5, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

November 05, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Partly cloudy lonlglil, lows uruuiul Sunny Wednesday with highs 50 ID 55. VOLUME 02 NUMBJM CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Turnout Light WASHINGTON (AP) Dem- ocrats appeared headed for gains across the land Tuesday as Americans anguished by the Watergate scandal and the dete- rioration of the dollar east bal- lots. Early reports, .meanwhile, did little lo brighten predictions that less than half the electorate perhaps only 40 percent would go to Ihe voting booth. President Ford had exhorted all voters to exercise their privi- lege as a demonstration of con- fidence in the Republic. Chilly, rainy weather discour- aged participation in many lo- cations in the East and Midwest. In Illinois, for example, those who lined up early in a 40- degree drizzle came in numbers which totaled only about two- thirds of the normal off-year turnout. (Pliolus on Picture Page) At stake in Tuesday's nation wide balloting were 34 of the IOC senate seats, 35 of the 50 stati pgovernorships, all 435 house seats, and a variety of state am local offices and issues. Gains by the party out ol presidential- power are tradi- Israeli Raid In Lebanon; 2 Kidnaped BEIRUT (AP) Israeli troops landed with helicopters Tuesday in the south Lebanon town of Majdal Zoun, blew up the home of its head man, then kidnaped the man and his oldest son, witnesses reported. The helicopters overflew the town shortly before sunrise, then (lie 'force of about 150 troops walked into the town from several directions, tile wit- nesses said. Majdal Zoun is six miles from the Israeli border. The Israelis headed straight lo the house of Mukhtar 'Aref Suleiman and arrested him along with two of his sons, then ordered the res! of the family to leave, the witnesses said. Blew It Up The raiders quickly wired the structure and planted explosive charges, then blew il up. They took Suleiman, All, 15, and Mus- tafa, 12, to a helicopter. Mustafa was crying and the troops sent him .back to the village moments before Sulei- man and Ali got in the heli- copter. In Tel Aviv, an Israeli com- munique said the father and son were being "detained" for ques- tioning. "Both were known to have cooperated with terror- il said. The town's inhabitants took refuge in their stone homes dur- ing Ihe 90-minute raid, coming oul only after they heard the sound of Ihe helicopters fade away inside Israel. First in Months The Israelis said they cncoun- lered no resistance and suffered no casualties. It was Ihe third Israeli allack on Lebanese lerri- lional in off-year elections. Re- publicans hoped to hold Demo- cratic advances within the aver- ages of recent years 4 sena- tors, 26 house members and 6 governorships. Expected Gains 'The last pre-election Associ it ed Press survey, however, in- dicated that, despite G.O.P, claims of some late turnaround. Ihe Democrats seemed likely to gain from 5 to 7 senators, 30 to 50 house members and 0 lo 10 governors. This could swell the current Democratic congressional ma- jorities 58 to 42 in the senate. 248 to 187 in the house close to the two-thirds needed to ovei ride presidential vetoes. The final Gallup poll showed 55 percent of the voters expect- ed to choose Democrats in liouse races, with the figure us ng to fin percent if the undccid eds split along the same lines. Increased Democratic majoii ties doubtless would create problems for Ford's programs over the next two years, but few observers .think that even two- thirds Democratic majorities in both houses would create the "veto-proof congress" against which Ihc President has cam- paigned. Governors Races In the governors races, the Democrats seemed likely to ex pand substantially their, current 32 lo 18 majority and perhaps approach or surpass the 39 state houses the parly captured in 1036. Polls showed the Democrats would recapture the New York and California governorships and Chairman Robert Strauss predicted his Democratic party would wind up with control ol [lie governments in states con- taining 85 to SO percent of the nation's population. Republicans generally shied away from pre-election fore- casts. Republican Chairman Vlary Louise Smith said "we are going to do much better than people arc predicting." Ford, who campaigned in 20 slates for G.O.P. candidates, also refused to make any pre- dictions. He expressed hope that current congressional ratios vould emerge unchanged. Senators in Jeopardy In the senate races, four in- iiimbcnt Republican senators appeared in greatest jeopardy Peler Dominick of Colorado, opposed by Gary Hart; Marlow Cook of Kentucky, opposed by Gov. Wendell Ford; Milton Young of North Dakota, opposed by former Gov. William Guy, and Henry Bellmon of Oklaho- ma, opposed by former Rep. Ed Edmondson. In.addition, Democrat Rich- ard Stone was favored to defeat Republican Jack Eckerd and American Party candidate John Grady for the seat of Republi- can Sen. Edward Gurney, indict- ed earlier this year on charges of bribery, conspiracy and per- jury. In Kansas, however, Republi- can Sen. Robert Dole has bat- tled back from an earlier deficit to take a slim lead in late polls n his race with Rep. William When Mrs. Ken Koffron, 3100 E avenue NE, voted Tuesday morning at Arthur school, the voting booth wasn't quite as private as it usually is. After asking the election judge's permission to join her moth- er, Gretchen Koffron, 4, walked over to the booth and reached out as if to say, "That's my mommy." More than 300 people already had voted at Arthur school by rnid-morning and as the picture shows, there was a considerable line of people waiting. Predictions had been for a'light turnout. By Roland Krckclcr Hundreds of Linn county vot- ers reportedly were turned away from the polls Tuesday morning under a new slate law dcalinj wilh change of address, until county attorney's opinion ad- vised ignoring the law. The action came as voters in the county appeared to bc con- tradicting predictions of a light turnout for the election. A relatively heavy turnout ap- jearcd in the making, in line predictions Monday by bounty Auditor Merle Kopel )ased on the number of absen- ce" votes that had been cast. Kopel noted that about absentee ballots had been cast jy Monday morning, compared 'o his prediction of about vhich had been based on Ihe last non-presidential election, in .970. New Law Kopel said Tuesday hundreds Unionists Quit Coal Talks WASHINGTON (AP) A na- tionwide coal mine shutdown ap- peared all but certain after un- ion negotiators walked out of contract talks early Tuesday and accused management of forcing a strike. "With what they've handed us, they've declared a strike in the coal said President Ar- nold Miller of the United Mine Workers as he left a union cau- cus without notifying the mine owners waiting in a nearby Dom. "There's not a s u f f i c ie n I amount of time lefl for ratifica- tion, and Ihe membership would lot ratify what they gave us." Guy Farmer, chief negotiator tors called'Miller's'state- ment and said lie couldn't "conceive how anyone could say what we gave 'them was a provocation for a strike." About 10 Days The UMW's current contracl covering members in 25 states expires at a.m. Nov. 12 and coal miners have a tra- dition of "no work." The union says it would lake about 10 days for a contract to be ratified by the membership, which produces two-thirds of the nation's coal. A walkout would probably be- gin Saturday morning at the end of this week's final production shift. The miners would be un- liie final day of 'the'con- Iract. Negotiations, which resumed Monday night after a 24-hour impasse, collapsed again sev- eral hours after management presented what Farmer said was a substantial offer wrap- ping up all issues. A short strike, is unlikely lo cause any serious disruption but a walkout lasting more than two weeks could have "a very serious impact" on the econ- omy, Albert Rees, director of the President's Council on Wage and Price Stability, said Mon- day. Hard Hit f voters were .turned Roy. In Utah, Democratic Rep. Wayne Owens appeared to be edging ahead in his light contest with Salt Lake City Mayor Jake tory in five days but the first time in months thai an infiltra- tion squad was reported to have brought back prisoners. The mountain frontier has been tense since Oct. 12 when! (Continued: Page 3. Col. 6.V five or more Arab crossed Ihc border, apparently I planning a raid to coincide wilh talks being held in Jerusalem by Secretary of Stale Kissinger. The parly went into hiding and was never found. away (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Nixon "Terribly Physically Weak" LONG BEACH (UPI) Rich- ard Nixon is "terribly physical- ly weak" and still has some pain in his left leg, his doctors said Tuesday, but he was recov- ering sufficiently to do more walking in his hospital room. for the Bituminous Coal Opera- likely lo return to work Mon- Held in Trick-Treaf Poisoning of His Son PASADENA, Texas (AP) -'collected by other trick-or-treat Police have charged Ronald youngsters Halloween night. O'Bryan, 30, in the trick-or-lreat' had accompanied hi; Asks Oil Nations ROME (AP) Secretary of State Kissinger Tuesday pro- thai the world's major food producers coordinate their grain reserves so that "within a decade no child will go to bed hungry no family will fear for its next day's bread." Delivering the main opening- day address at the World Food Conference, Kissinger called the aim of the proposed system of objective" with "the reserves "a bold that would cope source of hunger." poisoning of his son, 8. son and other children Irick-or on the night of thi after eating cyanide in collected at Halloween. The boy died Thursday death Detective Capt. R. E. Rhodes would not elaborate on the ar Police arrested O'Bryan, an [rest. "We must not common opliciart, Monday night and further for fear of jeopardizing charged him with murder. Ajthe he said, clerk in Ihc office of Justice ofj "Obviously, we and Ihe dis Ihc Peace V. L. West said he.trict attorney felt there is suf was being held in lieu of ficicnt evidence for a charge to 'be filed. We are still wrapping Poison was also found in four up some loose ends of the hives other similar candy containcrsitigation." Judge Shot Fatally in Court WANAQUE, N. J. (AP) A! rifle at the window from the I said a police dis- bullct fired through a window street. jpatchcr in Pompton Lakes, atally wounded a municipal: fled on Fool which serves as a central com- udge while he was holding 'municalions center for the area. a municipal was holding court. Police termed the death a! They definite ease of premeditated flefl The weapon, bc-j murder. lo bc .22-calibcr Stocks Stage i Sharp Gain NKW YORK (AP) The; slock market advanced sharply! Tuesday. The 2 p.m. Dow Jones average was up 11.26 at (lainers led losers about 5-3 on the New York Slock Kxchangc. Abciil. 50 persons were in llie Icourlroom. No one eke was: Insurance Man A spokesman at Wanaquc po- not bcc" follml- A iMuctive said present and future cases" Ihe 'murder (he way il occurred." ilitc headquarters said, "It had to bc a case of premeditated Judge Joseph Crcscenle, 71, j judge 'j being was -silling in his courtroom Monday nighl when was involved in wei'et Crcscente, a retired stalion- cliccked for possible master with the Eric-Lackawan- na Railroad, was the father of "He flinched in his chair anchsix. He operated an insurance the shot pierced a window and a1 T, Venetian blind behind his "la and siruck him in Ihe back, lc was holding a probable-cause courlroom at the time of the pal court hearhiR in a juvenile sl was Polls Close af 8 p.m. holding a .probable hearing in a juvenii Iquency case at Ihe lime. I He died I wo hours laler in hospital. j Officers town of saiil Iliey looking lor a "As young, dark-skinned male. Wil-.thcri! I nesses said Ilicy saw him aim aiwas is one of the last munici- judges in New Jersey who was not a member of the Cisco said he went to A law approved in the 1940s judge, loosened required all judges who took Ihe saw blood on his back, llc subsequent lo its passage olhers in I he cniirlrrann scram- be attorneys. bled for cover. Wanaquc is about 10 miles lar as we're concerned, soulli of Ihe. New York stale is mi question that this border and some 35 miles north-j i case of premeditated west of New York Cily. i With coal stockpiles already ow, industry spokesmen sa; steel mills and cbal-burninj electric power plants would bc rard hit. The Tennessee Valley Au thority, the nation's largest pro duccr of electricity, says it: coal reserves have dwindled t< aboul a 40-day supply and has asked customers lo cul back use of eleclricity 20 percent. Sice companies have a two-lo-four week supply of coal. The Ford administration has prepared strike conlingency plans that call for diverting COB; supplies from some electric util- ities lo other industries, an em- bargo on coal .exports and vol- untary power cutbacks. President could invoke the Taft-Hartley Act and ordei an 80-day cooling-off period il strike comes. Bui Millei warned several weeks ago that last Taft-Harllcy injunctions lave rarely worked lo reopen he mines. UMW Goal The UMW reportcdy seeks a seltlemcnl al least equal to the J8 to 42 percent wage and bcne- it increase over three years von by slcelworkcrs this year. Farmer refused to spell out he size of the industry offer. Most non-economic issues had icon resolved by last week, in- 'luding the union's priority for mproving mine safety. The main outstanding issues ire wages, a cosl-of-living csca- ilor clause and sick pay. Coal miners currently earn be- and 550 a day Today's Chuckle A prominent Russian news- paper announces it is running a contest for Hie best political I joke. First prize is 20 years. on Picture Page) Kissinger also urged newly rich oil producing states to help poor countries buy food, fcrtil- and farm equipment. Quad- rupled prices for crude oil over the last year have produced a surplus of around billion in the oil states and have forced hard times on developing coun- tries thai have lo decide wheth- er lo buy oil or food with scant foreign exchange reserves. "Priority Objectives" The grain supply deficit in de- veloping countries will reacl about 85 million tons by 1985 Kissinger said. Financing them lo increase production "mus become one of the priority ob jectives of Ihe countries and in stitutions that have the majo influence in the inlernaliona monetary he said. The Rome food conference sponsored by the U.N.'s Foot and Agriculture Organization opened with an appeal from U.N. Secretary-General Wald heim for an "equitable globa strategy" to ward off mass starvation. Like an international panel of economists and food experts whose report was issued on the eve of the conference, Wald- lieim said the rich nations con- sume loo much and the poor aren't doing enough to help themselves. A senior American official said the Soviet bloc countries except Romania are unlikely to approve the U.S. proposals, but ie expects endorsement from nost other nations. Bulz Conflict? The grain reserves coordina- tion system Kissinger proposed for-the U.S. and other food pro- ducers appeared lo conflict somewhat with-Agriculture Sec- retary Bute1 statement Monday that international control 'of stockpiles would bc inefficient. Kissinger asked the confer- trends, he said, twice as much food must be produced by the end of the century to maintain even the current inadequate situation. Earth's Capacity "Population cannot continue indefinitely to double every Kissinger said. "At some point we will inevitably exceed the earth's capacity to sustain human life." Kissinger cited estimates that the gap between what poor nations produce and what they need will rise from 25 million to 85 million tons a year by 1985. "Even today, hundreds of mil- lions of people do not eat enough for decent and productive he said. "In many parts of the world, 30 to 50 percent of the children die before the age of 5, many of them from malnutri- tion. Many survive only wilh permanent damage lo their in- tellectual and physical capa- cities." ence to organize a Reserve Co ordinating Group to negotiate a detailed agreement for an in ternalional system of grain re ;erves "at the earliest possible time." The food producing nalions would exchange information on reserve levels, crop prospects and their plans for importin; or exporting grains. They woul( lave a common responsibility to lold reserves to meet demands occasioned by drouth and other catastrophes and would decide on "measures for dealing will: loncompliance. "The events of the past few have brought home the p-eat vulnerability of mankind o food emergencies caused by crop failures, floods, wars and ither Kissinger said. "No Reserves" "The world has come to dc- )end on a few exporting coun- rics, and particularly the Uni- ed States, to maintain the ne- essary reserves. But reserves 10 longer exist, despite the act that the United States as removed virtually all of its eslrielions on production and ur farmers have made an all- ut effort lo maximize output." Kissinger said a worldwide cservc of up to 16 million tons hove present levels may be ceded for adequate food se- urity. Kissinger said Ihe challenges f long-term solutions to the food problem arc production, distribution and maintenance of reserves In Ihc face of population! Petersen Is Bowing Out At Justice WASHINGTON (AP) Ron Nessen, White House press sec- retary, announced Tuesday that Henry Peterson, a key figure in the early stages of the Water- gale investigation, is resigning as an assistant attorney gener- al. Petersen has been in the jus- tice department 27 years and now heads its criminal division. He will resign Dec. 31. Asked if he had been asked to resign, Nessen said, "No, Mr. :3etersen as I understand it de- cided to resign on his own." Attorney General Saxbe said: 'All of us in the department of ustice view with regret Henry Petcrsen's decision lo retire but at the same time we feel a profound gratitude and admira- ion for his 27 years of dedi- cated, conscientious service. "His decision to retire is com- his own, and I believe he can look back on many notable achievements." In a letter dated1 Monday, 'resident Ford accepted the esignation with "deep regret" nd lauded Pelersen for "a ecord of unique achievement" uring nearly three decades in vhich Peterson was said to have upheld "the highest slan- dards of both the federal career service and appointive office." Nessen said he understands Saxbc sought to persuade Peter- sen to remain until mid-1975 but without success. U. S. Office in Rome Attacked ROME (AP) A group of youths Tuesday stormed the Rome office of the electronic firm Honeywell, beat up a wom- an employe and hurled a Molo- tov cocktail, setting the place afire. It was the fourth allack on an American target in four days. It came while thousands of leftist students marched in downtown Rome to protest the visit of Secretary of Stale Kis- singer. At least four persons were njured in Tuesday's attack. Today's Index Comics 17 Crossword ..................17 Daily Record ................3 Deaths ......................3 Editorial Farm n Financial 18 Marion 7 Movies .....................16 Society................... 8 Sporls ...................13-15 State Television 9 ............20-23 ;