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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                New Look at Progress, Deadlines (In Section A) Players Named from 7 Schools Section In Section D) Weaker Chance of rain today, clearing tonight, fair tomorrow, highs in 50s, lows In 30s. CITY FINAL 35 CENTS NUMBER 305 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER Hi, 1974 ASSOCIATED I'RESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Union See Good Chance for Settlement Touring Egypt -UPI Telcntiolo Wearing Arab garb, Agriculture Secretary Butz took a camel ride during a sightseeing visit to the pyramids ct Giza, Egypt, Saturday. Butz arrived earlier for a three-day visit to get a first-hand view of the country's agricultural needs and to sign a wheat agreement for the second quarter of 1975. WASHINGTON (AP) Sec- retary of State Kissinger ar- rived home Saturday, confi- dent that his 17-nation trip has opened the way toward agree- ment wilh the Soviet Union lo limit nuclear weapons and improved chances for peace in the Middle East. Newsmen aboard Kissin- ger's jet were told that the first four days in Moscow may have been the most productive See Pressure On Gibson in White House WASHINGTON (UPI) The While Mouse is pressuring Andrew Gibson lo withdraw voluntarily as President Ford's nominee to head the Federal Energy Administra- tion, bill Gibson is balking because lie wants lo defend his reputation, administration sources said Saturday. Presidenl Ford apparently wants to avoid the embarrass- ment of canceling the nomina- tion himself, preferring lo make it appear that Gibson bowed out In avoid a bailie with the senate. Under a severance agree- ment a subsidiary of Cit- ies Service, Gibson will re- ceive SSS.OOO a year (or the next 10 years from the oil company. Nothing is illegal about the agreement, but senate criticism (hat Gibson might he tempted to compro- mise Important energy deci- sions has already started. One White Mouse source said he would be "surprised if Iho nomination ever goes lo Ihe which ends an el- ection recess Nov. IB. While House Press Seere- lary lion Nessen said Friday lha'l the Gibson nomination was "being reviewed diligcnl- Under questioning, ill- refused In slate [hilly Ihal Ford was firmly behind Ihe nomination. Ford was spending Ihe weekend a I Camp David. Gib- son said lale Friday night Ihal Page 3, Col. I) part of the jour- ney. Chances for a treaty by Ihe time Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev and President Ford hold Iheir summit meeting In Washington next summer were said In bo at least 50-50. Kissinger will report today lo the Presidenl al Camp David, Md. He will spend much of Ihis week planning Ihis trip by him and Ford lo Japan, South Korea and Vladivostok, the Soviet Union's main eastern port. Guidelines Ford and Brezhnev Today's Chuckle Adolescence is when children slart bringing up Iheir parents. meet al Vladivostok on Nov. 23-24. when I hey are expected lo settle on guidelines for negotiations in Geneva to duce a 10-year arms limitation treaty. Tho current pact ex- pires in Although there has been no official announcement, Kis- singer may go from Vladi- vostok lo China under the current policy of keeping Poking leaders informed on major U.S.-Soviet decisions. He last visited the Chinese capital a year ago. After Kissinger left Moscow for the Indian subcontinent. Europe and back lo the Mid- dle East, the Soviets began a propaganda campaign in favor of renewed Middle East peace talks in Geneva and forcing a decision on the Palestinian issue. U.S. officials saw Ihis as a new obstructionist lactic lo upsel Kissinger's strategy of postponing Hie Geneva lalks and shelving Ihe Palestinian issue in favor of an Israeli- Arab selllemenl in slages. Dospile the Soviet moves, Ihe Arabs and Israelis repor- tedly gave Kissinger a go- ahead to continue with his strategy. There were no vis- ible results, but American officials said none had been expected. Israeli Change They seemed pleased In what Kissinger reportedly saw as a change in Iho Israelis' attitude Inward Iho endorse- ment by Arab loaders of the Palestine Liberation Organiza- tion as Ihe spokesmen for Palestinians in the Jordanian Wesl Bank. Calm has over- taken the Israelis' first "pan- icky" reaction, the officials said, and a diplomatic im- passe was averted. WASHINGTON (AP) Leaders of the United Mine Workers and the coal industry said they made progress in contract negotiations Saturday while many coal mines operat- ed overtime in the lasl week- end before a slrike. The slrike is scheduled lo begin when (he current contract expires midnight Monday. Even if an agree- ment is reached this weekend, UMW Presidenl Arnold Millet- has said that a slrike would lasl al Icasl Iwo in Pope Blasts Rich Nations' Food Policies ROME (AP) Pope Paul VI assailed rich nations at tin- World Food Conference nn Saturday, accusing them of imposing birth control on tho poor to keep them poor. U. S. and other delegates disagreed. "II is inadmissible Ilial those who have control of the wealth and resource's of mankind should try to solve Iho problem of hunger by forbidding the poor to be the Pope said in a speech issued by Iho Vatican. Me attacked what he called Ihc rich nations' "irrational and one-sided campaign againsl demographic growth." and said hunger is not man's "inevitable destiny." The Pope said the rich na- tions don't give enough in food aid and also attempt "to impose a restrictive demo- graphic policy mi nations to ensure that they will not claim their just share of the earth's goods." "We know the Pope's policy on birth a Norwegi- an delegate remarked. "While we respect his views, we dis- agree with him. We are for giving birth control aid." "Population control will help ease the food crisis." a Thai delegate said. A member of the I'. S. dele- gation said "there was 1111- Ihing new" in Iho Pope's speech. "Our difference with the Holy See is clear." allow union members in 25 states to vole on any tentative pact. Real Progress When the talks adjourned Saturday evening with plans resume Sunday morning, chief industry negotiator Guy Fanner said. "We have made real progress. There are no issues that can't be resolved." Farmer said it was unlikely an agreement would be reached Sunday but that it was possible a nc'.v contract could be tentatively settled by the strike deadline. Miller said both sides were drafting contract language and narrowing the issues. "We're making progress." Miller said. Asked if the talks could bog down in a stalemate. Miller said. "I don't see any indica- tion of that now." Honing Another union official said both sides were "honing down the remaining issues." lie ad- ded. "We're still not hovering on the brink of a settlement." Farmer said earlier that Ihc mine operators had agreed in principle on some type of cost of living escalator but not on the details. Union spokesmen said the other major unresolved issues include wages, grievance procedures, pensions, sick pay, aid to disabled miners and widows and some safety demands. About 500 young persons identifying themselves as members of the Workers Ac- tion Movement demonstrated in front of the White House and within view of the hotel where the negotiations were taking place. They said they were demonstrating about '30 (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2) Weinberger Keeps Lid On HEW Budgef Plan G-Men Led to Bomber Suspect By Duck Call PORTLAND. Oreg. (UPI) FBI agents used a direction finder beamed on radio code messages blown on a duck call to lead them to a couple ar- resletl in connection with a SI million extortion plot, the agency said Saturday. David Windsor llccsch and his wife, Sheila, both 34, were arresled Friday evening in Iheir car on Ihe Portland outskirts. Tho Iwo are chargoc] with sending a letter in which a Ihreat was made lo black out Ihe city of Portland if Bonnc- ville Power Administration did not pay SI million. Eleven high voltage power transmis- sion line lowers in Oregon had been damaged by dynamite- blasts before Hie letter was received. Julius Mattson. FBI agent in charge, said agents were (Continued: i'age 3. Col. ;l) WASHINGTON (AP) Caspar Weinberger, secretary of health, education and wel- fare, is trying to keep secret his blueprint for reducing HEW spending by S3 billion to S4 billion a year. The California conservative, according to aides, has pre- pared and delivered to Pres- ident Ford a budget-slashing paper offering several options. Until the President makes his decision, however, Wein- berger won't disclose (he op- tions, lie turned down- a news- man's request lo discuss specifics. The secretary .authorized his press spokesman to say only Ihal the proposed reduc- tions were "in excess of S3 billion" and were aimed pri- marily at deferred spending, rather than elimination of programs. There is little optimism that congress will buy the HEW plan. Less Disposed Weinberger has said pre- viously that Ihe more heavily liberal Democratic congress moving in next January will be even less disposed to re- duce social welfare spending than Ihe present congress, which look only nibbles at the HEW budget instead of tho SI billion bite that the admin- istration had requested. Still, the need to trim tho HEW budget was stressed at a White House briefing Friday by Budget Director Roy Ash. Ash said Hie biggest recent increases in federal spending have involved "income- transfer" programs including (Editor's Note While inflation, shortages and recession envelop the world outside, the magic hamlet of Hollywood is enjoying today like there is no tomorrow. In a three-part series Hollywood's top reporter, Marilyn Beck, describes the new and in- credible boom in the movie industry which was so recently on the verge of bankruptcy. Readers will find sharp insights, startling tidbits and quotes from industry leaders who will determine the shape of tomorrow's entertainment both on the wide screen and the home TV set.) By Marilyn Beck The1 setting was Die Bel Air estate of Producer Sidney Sheldon, where a star-studded guest list of nearly Hill dined alfresco upon a palio overlooking formal gardens, tennis courts and swimming pool. During cocktail hour one woman captured my attention u'ilh Ilio statement: "Did you read that two mil of each throe cans of dog food sold are used for human consumplion'.' 1 really think Ihc governmenl should do something about Iho siiua- lion." And' over dinner, the wife of a motion picture studio chieftain made it apparent she was tuned into the traumatic limes by declaring, "It's simply terrible nowadays. You give an Interior decorator a budget of and you can expect him to come back and ask for another before the Job Is done." To be sure, there are plenty in Hollywood closer in touch In Iho harsh realities of Iho limes, but there is slill such an abundance of spending thai 11174 is chalking up as a record year for retail stores and service firms catering lo a show business clientele. For happy days are here again in Hollywood. Fur some Ihcy'rc much belter than the good old days ever were. At least for Iho momenl. Al least for the big screen side of the industry thai hovered on Iho brink of bankruptcy just a few years ago. Between and Iho major film companies chalked up losses in excess of a half billion dollars. Today those same firms are reporting all-lime high financial grosses. Warner Bros.' third quarter added up io world sales of American Inlernalionnl Pictures announced not income for Iho first six months of Iho fiscal year thai were the largesl ever by the firm. Universal Studios recorded an all-lime peak in production during Iho monlh of October. '74 wilh between 17 and 20 TV or theatrical feature units working daily. 113 films ready [or release, all 34 sound stages active with productions, and more than li.flllll employes on Iho studio payroll. Weekly Varioly summed up the phenomenon with Iho oh- senaliou: "The ninth-monlh cumulative domestic key city li.o. of is a new peak in Iho history of Iho computerized Variety chart. And that figure is higher than the total for Ihe entire years of IllliS, ISI7I) and 11171. Projections now siig- gesl the best box office year since the industry's IIMB all-lime peak." The public is renewing its line affair with movies with a vengeance. The extraordinary thing (hat has happened in olher recessions, depressions, is happening again: as times grow worse elsewhere, (hoy grow better in Hollywood. As (he public seeks escape from Ihe harsh realities of everyday life, from (he grim economic forecasls detailed in newspaper and television news reporls. U flees to motion picture (heaters In record- breaking numbers. .lack Valenti, presidenl of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, himself admits: "1 frankly don't know where people !A. Col I I social security and aid to de- pendent children. "If we are to reduce the rale of growth of federal ex- penditures, we will have lo do it in income Iransfers, be- cause lhat's where the money is being he said. First Unveiled Weinberger, a former Cal- ifornia finance direclor under Gov. Ronald Reagan and for- mer direclor of Ihc Office of Management and Budget in the Nixon White House, first .unveiled, in a television ap- pearance 6 his estimates of how much MEW spending could be eliminated. C.R. Youth Dies In Auto Crash A 17-year-old Cedar Rapids youth died Saturday of .inju- ries suffered when two cars collided at a rural intersection a mile north and a mile east of Keystone in Benlon counly.. Benlon counly aulhorilies said Gregory Fonlana, 909 Eighteenth slrecl SW, was falally injured in Ihe crash, and his brother, Tim, 14, was hospitalized. According to the report, Fontana's car and one driven by Jerry Claire, 22, also of Cedar Rapids, collided about a.m. Salurday. Authorities believe occu- pai.'s of both cars wore hunt- ing. Tim Fontana was in satis- factory condition at Mercy hospital. Claire was charged with failure to yield the right-of- way. Gregory Seott Fontana, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Fontana, was dead on arrival at Mercy hospital. Born in Cedar Rapids on (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2) Today's Index L.filC New, City Hull Nolo pecillv Rcoort Cord Lrlllorlnls IA 17 n   

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