Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 13, 1974

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November 13, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Snow ending lalo to- nlBht. Lows tonight, mid upper Jills. Part- ly cloudy Thursday with highs In lower 30s. VOLUME !K _ NUMBtiR CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ClilMIl RAPIDS, IOWA, NOVKMBUR 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (AP) A lame duck effort is brewing for congressmen to vote themselves a pay raise of up to and boost salaries for other eral officials. Staff proposals disclosed Tuesday by Rep. H. R. Gross (R-Iowa) would boost congress- men's pay to be- tween and by 1977. Gross said the effort is ob- i o u s 1 y i planned during congress' lame duck session, which starts next week, in what j he called "an almost incredible, unconscionable move at this moment." Chairman Gale McGee (D- Wyo.) of the senate post office committee confirmed that pay raise proposals have been draft- ed but suggested no effort will be made to put one through congress unless President Ford leads the drive. Thinks It Needed McGcc said through a spokes- man lie thinks a raise for con- gressmen, federal judges anc agency supervisors is needed particularly by to supervisors whose pay is now frozen at But lie said, iii view of the senate's rejection in March ol proposed raises, including a hike to for congressmen, it would be useless lo make another Iry unless Ford asks for it. "There's no use going through another bloodbath for said the McGee spokesman. "We're going lo 'have to meet with the President and sec if something can be worked out." Gross, who had spoken out against a raise last week, said it would be an outrage for con- gressmen to vote one while Ford and congress' Democratic leadens arc declaring war on inflation. Hep. William Scherlc (R- called the proposal a "blueprint to fleece the taxpay- ers' puckets." More Votus Gross said backers of the pay raise are bent on getting congress' action during the lame duck session in hope o getting more votes and letting the old congress, rather than the new one convening in Jan- uary, take the blame. The 92 lame duck house members retiring or ricFealec last week no longer have any- thing lo lose by voting for raise. And many returning con- gressmen might be more willing to vote for one at a lime when their next re-election is a full two years away. Even so, staff experts on both the house and senate post office committees generally agree that raise proposals will go no- where unless Ford and congress' leaders agree to back one of them. They also agreed that chances for that are poor. A house source said staff de- velopment of pay raise propo- sals was originally authorized by (he lame duck house posl of- fice committee chairman, Thad- deiis Dulski (D-N. WASHINGTON (AP) Nel- son Rockefeller testified Wednesday that he asked his Jrother Laurance to help find investors to finance a book crili- Wirepholo ARAFAT ARRIVES Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, is greeted on the United Nations grounds by Col. H. A. Trimble. At the right is Sadat Hassan of the PLO. Trimble is chief of the U. N. security and safety section. lowans Report Profest Flood WASHINGTON (UPI) Aides to members of Iowa's congressional delegation say there has been a strong wave of protest in lhu form of Idlers and telegrams against a report- ed proposal lo raise congrcs- The offices of Senators Dick Clark and Harold Hughes said Tuesday Hie senators have re- (fContinued: Pago 3, Col. 4.) UNITED NATIONS, N. Y (AP) Yasir Arafat appealec to the Jews Wednesday to joir Palestinians in "one democratic slate." He declared that Zionist ideology and Israel's leadership offered them only "perpetual bloodshed, endless war and con- tinuous Ihralldom." He told delegates. "I have come bearing an olive branch and a freedom fighter's gun. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand." The leader of the Palestine liberation Organization was greeted in the Assembly hall by resounding cheers and applause from a majority of the delega- tions. Israel's seats were empty. Arafat responded to the greet- ing by clasping his hands over Nixon Jump in Blood Pressure LONG BEACH (AP) Rich- ard Nixon is experiencing dra- matic blood pressure increases, but his doctor says he expects him to be released from the hos- pital late this week. The blood pressure jump to an abnormally high 180 over 95 was noticed Monday when Nixon was talking with a visitor. Dr. John Lungrcn said the former President's blood pressure is normally about 120 over 70 or 80. his head a -traditional gcstur of victory. "Peace Born" Turning to Assembly Pres idcnl Abddaziz Bouleflika of Al geria, Arafal said, "War flame up in Palestine, and yet, Mr President, it is in Palestine Ilia peace will be born." Outside in U. N. Plaza, seen1 of n mass demonstration las week by Israeli supporters am foes of Arafat's Palesline Liber alion Organization, about 20> demonstrators bad gathered ti wave placards and Israeli flags A Palestinian group also was demonstrating in New Yorl lily. Arafal appealed for -a "radi- cal approach" lo Ihe Palestiniar problem and asked the Ameri- can people to support the Aral cause. "I ask the American people whether the demonstrations o: loslility outside this great hal reflect the true intent of Ameri- can he said. "What "What, I ask you plainly, is :he crime Ihe people of Pales- .ine have committed against you? Why do you fight us Arafat added, "Does such un- warranted belligerence serve vour inlercsls? Does il serve the interests of Ihe American masses? He deplored "those who sup- )ly our enemies with planes anrf lombs and every type of mur- lerous weapons. WASHINGTON (AP) Pres-.probably ought to ask that over dent Ford publicly rebuked Air at Ihe Pentagon." Gen. George Brown, Reminded that Ihe general chairman of Ihe joint chiefs of serves through presidential ap- pointment, Nessen said, "I have not heard of any plans for him not to" remain on the job. Wednesday for slating publicly that Jews own I ho na- ion's banks and newspapers. Ford relayed to Brown's boss, Secretary of Defense Schlcs- ngcr, his view that the re- marks were senior officials, military One of today's uncertainties is wondering what will replace In addition. Ford instructed Press Secretary lion Nessen lo make public his reaction lo Rrown's remarks and lo empha- size that Hie President, feels "very strongly" about the mai- ler. Asked if Brown would remain as Ihe nalion's lop military man, Nessen .said, "I think you Before m a d c Ford's public, rebuke was Pentagon spokesman said Sehlcsingcr re- gards Brown's remarks as "uii- loorly handled" and in no way fortunate and rcgrollable" bill the opinions of any retains confidence in him. Brown expressed deep regret for his remarks in a telegram lo National Commander Paul Ribner of Ihe Jewish War Veter- ans. "My Irue feelings concerning .Jewish-Americans were nol re- flected in my "This is not only at our ex- pense, but at the expense of the American be said. "We urge the governments of the world to stand fast against Zionist attempts to emigrate from their he went on. The Soviet Union has bee The Soviet Union has been permitting increased emigration of Jews recently in response to American pressure. One Slate Arafat appealed lo Jews now living in Palestine which is now Israel to abandon Israeli leadership and to join Pales- tinian Arabs "in one democratic stale where Christian, Jews anc Moslem live in justice, equalitj and fraternity." "In my formal capacity as chairman of the Palestine Lib- eration Organization, I an nounce here lhat we do noil wisl the shedding of one drop of ei thcr Arab or Jewish blood. "Neither do we delight in (he continuation of killing whicl would end once a just peace based on our people's rights hopes and aspirations is finallj established." He appealed lo Ihe assembly "to accompany our people in it's struggle to attain its right lo self-determination" a 'further to aid our people's re- turn to its homeland from an in- 'oluntary exile imposed upon it >y force of arms." The guerilla leader con- Icmncd what he described .llcmpls "to depict the Pnlcs- inian revolution as terrorism" ml he drew a distinction be- wcen "fighting for a just cause ml being the victim of in- asion, occupation and colonial- iin." lie also condemned what he ailed "Israeli terrorism rcsull- ig in Ihe slaughter of Ihou- ands of Palestinians and thcr aggressions against neign- oring Arab countries." lie appealed to Ihe American icoplc for "friendship lo Ihe world and more fruitful statement lhat he made gifts to officials in other slates lo lure Ihcm lo work in his New York stale administration, O'Neill asked: "Do governors of wealth cal of former supreme court buy up competent people? How do you justify that, the prospect of people in public life, to in- duce them to leave one place lo :ome to your own state? I think .hat's a serious matter, and I ivant to know why he gave these luge sums of money lo all of hose people." Justice Goldberg, his 1970 oppo- nenl for New York governor. The vice-presidential nomin- ee's testimony portrayed him as more central to the publication of the book than he has so far acknowledged. He said any dis- c r e p a n c i e s are due to a 'sketchy" memory rather than any attempt to cover up Ihe :acts. Testifying before live televi- sion cameras in the senate caucus room, Rockefeller lold rules commiltee members that a controversial series of loans and gifts by him to close aides and public officials posed no conflict of interest and were nut intended to cor- rupt those who accepted them. In a counterattack aimed at critics of those Rockefeller said transactions, his family's great fortune docs not blind him o the need for morality in pub- lic service. The loans and gifts sprang from a personal sense of "shar- Rockefeller said, and added: "I do not believe the day has yet come where the decencies of human rela- tionships disqualify one for pub- lic office." Illegal? Some Rockefeller critics have suggested that at least some of :he gifts and loans may have violated New York stale law. Cannon (D- Nev.) of the rules commiltee Brown said. "I deeply regret, lhat my (Continued: Pace .1 Col H Runs High Security for Arafat's arrival unprecedented in New where feeling against the 'LO runs high among Ihe city's WD million Jewish residents. There wen: several police and coast guard lauiu'lies iu Ihe East river immediately behind Ihe glass, steel and stone passes from a temporary oul- post across Ihe street. New York police canceled all days olf and redistributed its manpower to concentrate on Hie midtown 'Manhattan area, where 16 PLO members were staying in the Waldorf Towers section ol the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. Police used bomb-sniffing German shepherds lo comb through Ihe garage, elcvalors and five floors where 15 suites were reserved for the PLO dele- gation, but found nothing. The suites range in price from a day. Sharpshooters Outside, some police kept demonstrators away from the hotel. Police sharpshooters were perched in nearby sky- scrapers and a police helicopter shuttled from the hole! to the U. N. headquarters, keeping an eye out for demonstrations. The PLO delegation went to U. N. headquarters in three lim- ousines. They were accom- panied by Iwo secret service (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) said the "nagging question" lingers as to whether they placed those who received them into "psychological servitude" to Rockefeller whether or not that was intended. "There is a sign on the politi- cal wall that reads, 'No tipping allowed'." Cannon said. It is illegal in New York lo give public officials gifts valued at more than S25 with the pur- pose of influencing or rewarding official conduct. But Rockefeller said he had no such intent. "Grave Doubts" Rockefeller's gifts also led House Majority Leader Thomas O'Neill to express "very grave doubts" about Rockefeller's nomination, though he said he has not decided how to vote. "I'm nol even sure if the nomination will be reported out of O'Neill said in an inlerview with the Boston lobe. Referring t o Rockefeller's Political Gifts Rockefeller also disclosed thai n Ihe years 1957-74 he gave a -olal of million to Republi- :an campaigns, including million to his own fruitless at- empls to win the G.O.P. presi- dential nomination. The political gifts included to former President Nix- on's 1972 campaign and o the 1968 campaign for the nomination of George Romney. Rockefeller said that over the asl 17 years his brothers John Laurance and David, and his sister Abby gave a total of million in support of his foui state and three national cam- paigns. He said his stepmother, the late Martha Baird Rockefeller (Continued: Page 2, Col. 1.) Chicago Executive Heads DOT By Tom Frueliling AMES A 37-year-old Califor- lia native, who for the last two years has been board chairman of a publicly-owned transpor- alion corporation in Chicago Wednesday morning was namcc director of the newly formet Iowa department of Iranspor- :ation. Victor Prcisser will assume he a year posilion Jan although he promised lo work closely with the DOT staff up to hal time. Preisser said the immediate iroblem facing (he agency is lo "keep key contractors alive at time when everything buys I percent less." Noting lhat Iowa is by nalur a highway oriented state, h said the DOT and the low legislature must work togcthe to raise funds for the highway program. Cited Suggestion He called a suggestion made Tuesday by Highway Commis sioncr Stephen Garst that the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) WASHINGTON (AP) i- Coal mine operators produced a new contract offer, dramatically jrightening Ihe outlook for set- ting a nationwide coal strike -hat triggered thousands of ayoffs in other industries dur- ng its first day. Union and industry negotia- tors, emerging early Wednesday from a 12-hour bargaining ses- sion, indicated they are close to agreement. Harry Patrick, United Mine W o r k ers secretary-lreasurer, said the proposal was "pretty good." Chief industry negotiator Guy Farmer said it "could set- tle Hie contract." Would Resume UMW President Arnold Miller said union leaders were study- ing the proposal and would re- sume negotiations later Wednes- Ulasewicz: Paid WASHINGTON (AP) Re ired New York City police dc eclive Anthony Ulasewicz de- scribed in rapid-fire, deadpar ashion at the Watergate covcr- ip trial Wednesday how he ilandestincly dispensed o the original Watergate dc- cndanls. With almost no expression lo iis voice, Ulascwicv. said that :iroughout most of the three nonths he was making the cash Iclivcries, he cautioned Herbert (almbach thai there was some- liing illegal or improper about In his thick New York accent, jlascwira detailed the coverl ise of telephone booths, cover amcs and secret delivery loinls used lo deliver Ihe cash o Ihe original seven Walergalc efendanls and their lawyers. "Becoming Improper" 1972, meeting with Kalmbach, .1 the Orange County, Calif., airport where he was lo receive a cash delivery. ,bacli, "Something here was not Hi acre U. N. complex II went a little over his sod lo Ihe public. Oulsid- jt was becoming ers nmid enter only special i more improper wilb each ,se- quence in spile of his assurance; that there was nothing illegal." Ulasewicz said he worriec t h a I. Kalmbach apparently didn't have control over who received the money or for whal purpose. "Me being a New York City cop and he being the lawyer foi the President, it was hard foi me to tell him what was on my the paunchy 56-year-old former investigator said. Sirica Questions Kalmbach was grilled intense- ly Tuesday by Judge John Siri- ca, who defended liis interroga- :ion by citing praise he received 'roni an appeals court last week for his work in the first Water- gate trial. After dismissing the jury for he day, Sirica turned lo Kalm- and fired 20 questions at rim in drumbeat fashion, skcp- ically challenging his conlcn- ion lhat he believed the money went only for humanitarian pur- oses. Kalmbach had Icslified that lot iinlil September, 1972, did he lecidc lo slop raising funds. Near Hie end of his interroga- ion, Ihe 70-year-old Sirica ookerl down at, Kalmbach and "And yet you are Idling this court and thai jury that you never became suspicious that Ihcsc payments were probably for illegal purposes, a cover-up, or other than these humanitar- ian purposes, until you finally decided lo get Nol "Kosher" Kalmbach answered lhat nol until Ulasewicz warned him that the p a y m cuts were not "kosher" did he believe there was anything improper. When associate special prose- cutor James Neal rose lo inter- ject a question, Sirica turned and said sternly, "I have a per- fect right under Hie Liddy case or hundreds of other cases to get all the fads out regard- less of who il. might help or hurt." day. The industry made its propos- al late Tuesday night as the day-old strike lightened its grip on the already weakening econ- omy. U. S. Steel Corp., the na- tion's biggest producer, an- nounced a 25 percent production cutback and said it would lay off employes this week. Major railroads furloughed more than workers. The giant Tennessee Valley Aulhority, with only a 44-day coal reserve, called for a volun- tary cutback in electricity use in its seven-state power area. It asked for a 50 percent reduction in street lighting, shorter busi- ness hours, a ban on outdoor electrical -advertising and the lowering of thermostats to 05 degrees. Farmer described the new in- dustry offer as "a complete, total which was put forth "not as a bargaining gam- bit" but as a proposal "that could settle the contract." "Closer Togelbcr" Patrick agreed, saying it put bolh sides "closer together Ihan ever before" after nine weeks of negotiations. "At this point, I'm very, very optimistic that we can wrap this thing up very he lold newsmen. Although both sides have al- most continually expressed op- timism over the chances of a settlement, sources close to the alks indicated the new offer represented a final push by the operators "lo close oul the con- racl." Details of the proposal were nol disclosed, but officials on loth sides have indicated the inal settlement would range in xcess of a 40 percent increase i wages and benefits over three cars. Miners currently average o a day, a rate comparable ilh Ihe auto and sleel indus- 'ies. But unlike auto and steel miners get no sick pay r cost-of-living increases. They raw retirement pensions of ;150 a month, less than half of vhal most other industrial vorkers receive. court appeals unanimously .ipheld last Friday the convic- ion of Watergate burglar [foi'don Liddy. Noting Sirica's cross-examina- ion of witnesses in that Jan- iary, 1073, Ihe seven ap- leals court judges said, "Judge ilrica'K palpable search for ruth was not only permissi- )le, it was in Ihe highest Iradi- Rocket Kills Three Hospital Patients PHNOM PENH (UPI) A ommunist rocket exploded ear a hospital in the provincial ipital of Takhmau, just south Phnom Penh, Wednesday. Three palicnls were killed and 23 wounded. 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