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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Partly cloudy tonight, lows around ISO. Sunny Wednesday with highs 50 to 55. VOLUME 92 NUMBER HOO LO )t. (tar- npicU CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 5, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES PUN Early National Turnout Light WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats appeared headed for gains across the land Tuesday as Americans anguished by the Watergate scandal and the deterioration of the dollar cast ballots. Early reports, meanwhile, did little to brighten predictions that less than half the electorate — perhaps only 40 percent — would go to the voting oooth. President Ford had exhorted all voters to exercise their privilege as a demonstration of confidence in the Republic. Chilly, rainy weather discouraged participation in many locations 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. (Photos on Picture Page) At stake in Tuesday’s nationwide balloting were 34 of the IOO senate seats, 35 of the 50 state governorships, all 435 house seats, and a variety of state and local offices and issues. Gains by the party out of presidential power are tradi- Israeli Raid In Lebanon; 2 Kidnaped BEIRUT (AP) - Israeli troops Rinded 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 the 'force of about 150 troops walked into the town from several directions, the witnesses said. Majdal Zoun is six miles from the Israeli border. The Israelis headed straight to the house of Mukhtar Aref Suleiman and arrested him along with two of his sons, then ordered the rest of the family to leave, the witnesses said. Blew It Up The raiders quickly wired the s’ructure and planted explosive charges, then blew it up. They took Suleiman. All, 15. and Mustafa. 12. to a helicopter. Mustafa was crying and the troops sent him Jjack to the village moments before Suleiman and Ali got in the helicopter. In Tel Aviv, an Israeli communique said the father and son were being “detained” for questioning. “Both were known to have cooperated with terrorists,” it said. The town’s inhabitants took refuge in their stone homes during the 90-minute raid, coming out only after they heard the sound of tho helicopters fade away inside Israel. First in Months The Israelis said they encountered no resistance and suffered no casualties. It was the third Israeli attack on Lebanese territory in five days but the first time in months that an infiltration squad was reported to have brought back prisoners. The mountain frontier has been tense since Oct. 12 when five or more Arab guerillas crossed the border, apparently! planning a raid to coincide with j talks being held in Jerusalem by Secretary of State Kissinger The party went into hiding and was never found Stocks Stage Sharp Gain NEW YORK (AID - The stock market advanced sharply Tuesday. The 2 p in. Dow Jones average was up ll 26 at 668.49. Gainers led losers about 5-3 on the New York Stock Exchange. I tional in off-year elections. Republicans hoped to hold Democratic advances within the averages of recent years — 4 senators. 26 house members and 6 governorships. Expected Gains The last pre-election Associated Press survey, however, indicated that, despite GOF. claims of some late turnaround, the Democrats seemed likely to gain from 5 to 7 senators, 30 to 50 house members and 6 to IO governors. This could swell the current j Democratic congressional ma-| jorities — 58 to 42 in the senate, 248 to 187 in the house — close to the two-thirds needed to over-i ride presidential vetoes. The final Gallup poll showed 55 percent of the voters expected to choose Democrats in house races, with the figure rising to 60 percent if the undecid-eds split along the same lines. Increased Democratic majorities 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 the President has campaigned. Governors Races In the governors races, the| Democrats seemed likely to expand substantially their current! 32 to 18 majority and perhaps approach or surpass the 39 state houses the party captured in 1936. 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 of the governments in states con-, taming 85 to 90 percent of the nation’s population. Republicans generally shied away from pre-election forecasts. Republican Chairman Mary Louise Smith said “we are going to do much better than people are predicting.” Ford. who campaigned in 20 states for G.O.P. candidates, also refused to make any predictions. He expressed hope that current congressional ratios would emerge unchanged. Senators in Jeopardy In the senate races, four incumbent Republican senators appeared in greatest jeopardy — Peter Dominick of Colorado, opposed bv Gary Hart; Marlow Cook of Kentucky, opposed by Gov. Wendell Ford; Milton Young cf North Dakota, opposed by former Gov. William Guy, and Henry Bellmon of Oklahoma, opposed by former Rep. Ed Edmondson. In.addition, Democrat Richard Stone was favored to defeat Republican Jack Eckerd and American Party candidate John Grady for the seat of Republican Sen Edward Gurney, indicted earlier this year on charges of bribery, conspiracy and per-jury. In Kansas, however. Republican Sen. Robert Dole has battled back from an earlier deficit to take a slim lead in late polls in his race with Rep William Roy. In Utah, Democratic Rep Wayne Owens appeared to be edging ahead in his tight contest with Salt Lake City Mayor Jake (Continued: Page 3. Col 6 V Asks Oil Nations Aid Poor States i ROME (AP) — Secretary of State Kissinger Tuesday proposed that 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 foi 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 reserves “a bold objective” that would cope with “the source of hunger.” IPhotos on Picture Page) Voters Helper Gaztfte PMO bv Tem Merrym^n 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 mother, 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 mid-morning and as the picture shows, there was a considerable line of people waiting. Predictions had been for a light turnout. Vote Heavy, But Hundreds Turned Away WASHINGTON (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) - Ron Ncsscn, White House press secretary, announced Tuesday that _f Henry Petersen, a key figure in sponsored by the U.N.’s Food the ear|y staSes of the Water-and Agriculture Organization, Sate investigation, is resigning A na- tors Assn.. called Miller’s state-'day, (fie final day of the eon-jpP^nod^ with an appeal fromja* 811 assistant attorney gener- Unionists Quit Coal Talks Kissinger also urged newly rich oil producing states to help poor countries buy food, fertilizer and farm equipment. Quadrupled prices for crude oil over the last year have produced a surplus of around $60 billion in the oil states and have forced hard times on developing countries that have to decide whether to buy oil or food with scant ! foreign exchange reserves. “Priority Objectives” The grain supply deficit in de veloping countries will reach about 85 million tons by 1985, Kissinger said. Financing them to increase production “must become one of the priority objectives of the countries and in-istitutions that have the major . influence in the internationa monetary system.” he said. The Rome food conference 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 generation,” 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 millions of people do not eat enough for decent and productive lives,” 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 malnutrition. Many survive only with permanent damage to their intellectual and physical capacities.” Petersen Is Bowing Out At Justice tionwide coal mine shutdown ap- ment “incredible,” and said he* tract. IU.N. Secretary-Genera1 Wald ^ couldn’t A relatively heavy turnout appeared in the making, in line conceive how anyone' Negotiations, which resumed he‘m *°J*, an "equitable global! Petersen has been in the jus-could say what we gave them Monday night after a 24-hour strate^y to warc* °ff mass Hee department 27 years and ion negotiators walked out of was a provocation for a strike.” impasse, collapsed again sev- slarval*°n-    now heads its criminal division. About IO Days    era^ hours after management Like an international panel wiH resign Dec. 31. nrrpnf contract Presenled wbat Farmer said;of economists and food experts! Asked if he had been asked to current contract ^ g substantial offer wrap- whose report was issued on thejresign, Nessen said, “No, Mr. eve of the conference, Wald- Petersen as I understand it de-A chort ctrikp is unlikplv to heim sa*d the rich nations con-icided to resign on his own.” sumo too much and the poor1 Attorney General Saxbe said; aren’t doing enough to help “All of us in the department of themselves.    |    justice    view    with    regret    Henry nearby I be ratified by the membership, I ser*ous *mpact on the econ-Iroom    i which produces two-thirds of the I omy’ Albert Rees, director of “There s not a s u f f i c ie n t;nation’s coal.    Ithe President’s Council on Wage • neared all but certain after un By Roland Krekcler Hundreds of Linn county vot- j contract talks early Tuesday) ers reportedly were turned away and accused management of • from the polls Tuesday morning forcing a strike.    The    UMW's under a new state law dealing “With what they’ve handed us, covering 120,000 members in 25, .    ... with change of address, until a they’ve declared a strike in the states expires at 12:01 a m. Nov. iP1 » Pa county attorney’s opinion ad-    coal fields,’” said President Ar-    12 and coal miners    have a tra- vised ignoring the law.    nold Miller of the United Mine    dition of “no contract, no work.    cause any serious    disruption    but The action came as voters in    Workers as he left a union eau-    The union says it    would take    a walkout lasting more    than the county appeared to be con-    cus without notifying the mine    about IO days for a    contract to    two. wee^L_C_°Ui-(?    fVe4l_a traducing predictions of a light sowners waiting in a I turnout for the election. amount of time left for ratifica- A walkout would probably be- and fJrice lability, “id Mon with predictions Monday by Uon- an(',hc membership would gin Saturday morning at the end day. 'County Auditor Merle Kopel based on the number of absentee votes that had been cast. Kopel noted that about 2,000 absentee ballots had been cast by Monday morning, compared (to his prediction of about 1,700. which had been based on the last non-presidential election, in |1970. New Law Hard Hit snot ratify what they gave us.’’ of this week’s final production Guy Farmer, chief negotiator shift. The miners would be un- with coal stockpiles already for the Bituminous Coal Opera- likely to return to work Mon- low, industry spokesmen say steel mills and coal-bu ming I I / /•    Tr 0 I TT    I    electric power plants would be neld i n I rick-1 reat    ha d hit Poisoning of His Son PASADENA, Texas (AP> — collected by other trick-or A senior American official    j Petersen’s decision to retire but said the Soviet bloc countries    at the same time we feel a except Romania are unlikely to    profound gratitude and admira- approve the U.S. proposals, but    j lion for his 27 years of dedi- he expects endorsement from' cated, conscientious service. most other nations.    t    “hjs    decision to retire is com- Butz Conflict?    pletely his own, and I believe he ___,.    jean look back on many notable The gram reserves coordina- achieveratnte... tion system Kissinger proposed| _ f ..    .    4    .    w . for the U.S. and other food pro- _ a . lfr dated Monday, ducers appeared to conflict    Pres,dcnt I4 Ord accepted the The    Tennessee    Valley    Au-    somewhat with Agriculture Sec-    re^n.f.w thority, the nation’s    largest    pro-    retary Butz’ statement Monday    an“ lasted fetersen for a ducer of electricity, says    its    that international control ' of    **ecord of unique achievement coal reserves have    dwindled    to    stockpiles would be inefficient,    daring nearly three decades in mahout a «May supply ami has' Ranger aahed .he confer- Kopel said Tuesday hundreds Police have charged Ronald tag youngsters Halloween night, f    T    ,«    T*    ?    Rese™    C*    dart,    of    both the federal care^ of voters were turned away O'Bryan. 30, in the trick-or-treat1.    ^“"partied    Lee    a    tw^four    "or    an    im    *™ice    and appointive office.” *    ■    ct,*    o    son and other children trick-or- companies    -    ----------- wta..™ aRtWncm. tut *ui w- vpssen sai{4 u., understands (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) poisoning of his son, 8.    treating    on    the    night    of    the    we<‘k suPP‘y of coal    teniationai system of grain re- S;ixtH, SOUght to persuade Petor- "at the earliest possible ^ to remain until mi.mi bul The boy died Thursday night boy’s death. The Ford administration has serves after eating cyanide in candy Detective Capt. R. E. Rhodes prepared strike contingency time. collected at Halloween.    would    net    elaborate    on    the    ar-    plans    that    call    for    diverting    co;    I    The    food    producing    nations without success. Sica 11Y    P°l*°9    arrested    O’Bryan,    an    rest.    “We    must    not comment supplies from some electric util- would exchange information on: i i q /'NIX* • opticiari, Monday night and further for fear of jeopardizing hies to other industries, an em- reserve levels, crop prospects    N-/TTIC6 in Nixon "Terribly Phy ■V|*r    (US    kllVt IV* ICUI V/l IV Vl/W Ult! LONG BEACH (UPI) — Rich-charged him with murder. A the case,” he said.    barge on coal exports and vol- and their plans for importing pnm    IroH ard Nixon is “terribly physical- clerk in the office of Justice of    ’’Obviously, we and the dis    untary power cutbacks.    or exporting grains. They would    *^Onrl6 /NTTaCKCQ ly weak” and still has some the Peace V.    L.    West said he    trict attorney felt there is suf-    •The President could invoke    have a common responsibility to    rome (AP) — A group of pain in his left leg, his doctors was being held    in    lieu of $100,000    ficient evidence for a charge to    the Taft-Hartley Act and order    hold reserves to meet demands    vout^ Tuesday .stormed the said Tuesday, but he was recov- bond.    be filed. We are still wrapping    an 80-day cooling-off period if    occasioned by drouth and other    Rome office of the electronic a strike comes. But Miller,    catastrophes and would decide    (irm Honeywell .beat up a worn- warm'd several weeks ago that on "measures for dealing with'-y, emp|oye and hurled a Molo-past Taft-Hartley injunctions noncompliance.    ,ov cot.ktani settjng ^ p!ace have rarely worked to reopen “The events of the past few ,3^ •the mines.    ;years have brought home the; It was the fourth aUack 0„ BMW Goal    great    vulnerability of mankind an American target in four The IMW reportcdy seeks a tTOD^ilures^Ss    M    Camc Whilc lhou:,ands , sam ponce ms- settlement at least dual to the Xr disSs ' ^sL.n/er sdd ‘ef,‘St 5ludems n'*rche‘l 1,1 patcher in Pompton Lakes. M a    wage    and    bene-    d‘sasters,    Kissinger    said    downtown Rome to protest the ering sufficiently to do more Poison was also found in four up some loose ends of the inves walking in his hospital room. other similar candy containers ligation.” Judge Shot Fatally in Court WANAQUE, N. J (AP) — A rifle at the window from the murder,” said a police dis- Have You Voted? Polls Close at 8 p.m. bullet fired through a window street. fatally wounded a municipal    on    p00t judge while he was holding _.    ,. court. Police termed the death a ^    ^    °i^lcers lb<> man definite case of premeditated lcd ®n f«"- Thr w«*P"n-m, rd _    lieved    to bt* a 22-caliber rifle. ..    .’.    ...    had    not    been    found Abcut 50 persons were in the courtroom, No one else was hurt. which serves as a central communications. center for the area. Insurance Man fit increase over three years won by steelworkers this year. “No Reserves” visit of Secretary of State Kis- “The world has come to de-1 ^/ft^ieast four Farmer refused to spell out;pend on a few exporting coun- ; the size of the industry offer tries, and particularly the Uni-    sd    ys    attack. Todays Index and „rut.k him in the back He 0airt' Joseph Cisc0’ who waa 'n He was onP of ,he last munic‘- tween $41 and $50 a day J .    ,    ,    '    the    courtroom    at    the    time    of    the    pal    court    judges    in New Jersey was holding a prubable-cause shoo(j    who    was    not a member of the hearing in a juvenile quency case at the time A spokesman at Wanaque police headquarters    said. “It had' Most    noneconomic issues had    ted States,    to maintain the ne- A    detective    said    all    “past,    to be a case of    premeditated ^*1 resolved by last week, in-    cessary reserves. But reserves present    and    future    cases”    the    murder the way it    occurred.” Auding    the union’s priority for    no longer    exist, despite the I    judge    was involved    in were    Crescente, a retired station-    improving mine safety.    fact that the United States Judgt Joseph    Crescente, /I,    being    checked    for    possible    master with the Erie-Luckawan-    The main outstanding issues    has removed virtually all of its    Comics ...................17 was sitting in    his    second-tloor    jeads    ny Hailroad. was the father of    are wages, a cost-of-living esca-    restrictions on production and    Crossword .................17 t our room . on    a>    tiig it when    *• j|e    flinched in    his chair and    six. He operated an insurance    lator clause and sick pay.    our farmers baye made an all-    Daily Record ............... 3 v'iE bet::; Z^I;    agr.L     — I    *•    srSSL K,««. I reserve of up to 16 million tonsj Farm ......................ll , above present levels may be. Financial ..................18 I needed for adequate food se* Marion ..................... 7 leurity.    Movies .....................16 Kissinger said the challenges    Society ..............  8 of long-term solutions to the    Sports ...................13-15 food problem are production,, State .................... 4,5 distribution and maintenance of Television .............  9 reserves.    Want Ads..............26-23 Jn the    face of population    -amp shooting ^    ;    Cisco    said    he went to the bar. A law approved in the 1940s judge, loosened his robe and required all judges who took the He died two hours later in a saw blood on his back. He said bench subsequent to its passage hospital.    others    in    the    courtroom    scram-    be attorneys. Officers in the town of 11,000 bled for cover.    i    Wanaque    is    about    IO    miles said they were looking for a “As far as we’re concerned, south of the New York state young, dark-skinned male Wit- there is no question that this border and some 35 miles north-|nesses said they saw him aim a was a case of premeditated west of New York City. Today9* Chuckle A prominent Russian news-pajier announces it is running a contest for the best political joke. First prize is 20 years. Co$>yrt«h* (914 Ji t ;

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