Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 15, 1974

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November 15, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa !v Gather- and chance of Unlit snow through Sat- urday. Highs Saturday in upper 'Ms. Lows to- night la 20s. VOLUME 32 NUMBER 1110 CEDAR KAPIDS, IOWA, FH1DAY, NOVEMBER 15, CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES CHICAGO (AP) Secretary of Stale Kissinger, warning that "it is our liberty that in the end is at lias called for rigid international cooperation to cut oil consumption and develop new energy sources. Only a serious reduction in consumption by industrialized nations will impel oil-producing nations to negotiate lower oil prices, Kissinger said. Other- wise, "we face further and mounting worldwide shortages, unemployment, poverty and imperiling interna- tional order. Concerted Action "It is nur liberty that in the end is at stake and it is only through the concerted action of the industrial democracies that it will be said Kissinger in a major address before a kickoff fund raising campaign for the University of Chicago. Kissinger said North America, Western Europe and Japan must cooperate because "there can be no purely American solu- tion." He proposed a five-point inter- national program of cooperation to check the effects of the global energy crisis. The plan included reduced de- pendence on foreign oil supplies; dynamic development of alter- native energy sources; a shor- ing up of economies overbur- dened by huge outlays paid in high oil prices to producing na- tions; continuing aid at least at current levels to developing countries; and meaningful dia- logue with producers after bar- gaining p o w e r is attained through reduced consumption. Major Hole The U.S. will play a major role in any international co- operative effort, specifically seeking to rtduce oil imports over the next decade from seven million barrels a day to no more than one million bar- rels daily, said Kissinger. Kissinger proposed an inter- national agreement to set con- sumption goals, asking that by Hie cud of 1975 industrialized countries reduce their consump- tion of oil by three million bar- rels a day and meet each year to set annual targets. "This reduction can be car- ried out without prejudice to economic growth and jobs, by cutting back on wasteful and inefficient uses of energy both in personal consumption and in he said. He urged the industrialized bloc to make a major shift toward use of nuclear power, coal, gas and other energy re- sources to transform current shortages into energy surpluses by the 1980s. U.-S. Effort The U.S. effort would call for the investment of hundreds of billions of dollars, "dwarfing our moonlanding program and the Manhattan Project." Kissinger warned the oil na- tions not to raise prices while the West struggles for a com- mon position. He said such an effort "would be disruptive and dangerous." Kissinger painted a bleak pic- ture if the global energy crisis goes unchecked. Oil prices have increased over 400 percent in the past year alone, showing Ihat "producers are able to manipulate prices at will and with apparent he said. "Already producers have the power to cause major financial upheavals simply by shifting investment funds from one coun- try lo another or even from one institution lo another. The poli- tical implications an; ominous and inipn'diclable. Those who wield financial power would .sooner or laler seek lo diclale Hie political terms of Ilic new Aide: Didn't Know Rocky Tied to Book WASHINGTON (AP) The man who proposed the 1970 campaign biography critical of Arthur Goldberg said 'Friday he was not aware until a few weeks ago that (he book was financed with Rockefeller family money. John Wells, a longtime key Rockefeller political lieutenant, told the senate rules tommittee also that it was clearly under- stood that there would be noth- ing in the book to give Goldberg Rockefeller's 1970 opponent for governor of New York any basis for charging libel or "even Bad taste." Goldberg testifed Thursday that he does consider the book libelous, even under strict su- preme court guidelines that state no ipublic figure can sue for libel unless he can also prove malice. x Goldberg refused lo accept Rockefeller's apology for his long-concealed role in financing the book. He said Rockefeller's apology does not deserve to be accepted because of the piecemeal man- ner in which he has furnished the facts in the affair and be- cause his first version of those facts, now blamed on a. faulty memory, was "inherently in- credible." Wells said Rockefeller was noncommittal during a July 17, 1970, meeting in which Wells said he explained the concept of the Goldberg book to him and asked whether he could suggest anyone who might invest in a corporation to promote and sell the book. "At no lime did 1 contemplate or intend that Gov. Rockefeller or any member of Ms family would invest in the Wells said. During a meeting with Nelson Rockefeller, then New York governor, "I made it very clear Ihat this would not be a vicious, low, personal, scandalous at- Wells said. "I said that the contents of the book would be carefully re- viewed from a faclual and legal Teloptioto "APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED" Arthur Goldberg, former supreme court justice, and Nelson Rockefeller shake hands as Goldberg'prepares to the senate hearings on Rockefeller's vice- presidential nomination. Goldberg refused ,to accept the former New York governor's for his in the publication of a biography critical of the former justice. point of view and that there would be nothing Wells said. libelous, Form Group To Curb Handguns WASHINGTON (AP) For- mation of a citizens group lo lobby for tough handgun con- trols was revealed Thursday by the National Council lo Control Handguns. The group said it would seek passage of a federal law limit- ing handgun ownership to the military, police, pistol club members and others with "a proven and demonstrated need to possess guns." Ford: No Controls or Gas Tax Increase; Asks Speed on Rocky; Won't Fire Brown Decision on 1976 Told By Nessen WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Ford definitely will run in 1976 for a full term in the White House, his chief spokesman said Friday. Press Secretary Ron Nessen said Ford's decision was based the fact "he enjoys being President." Asked if Ford had consulted with Mrs. Ford, Nessen respond- ed affirmatively and added: She must have gone along with him." Routine Briefing Nessen's disclosure of Ford's plans came in response to a question at a routine White House news briefing. A reporter noted Ihat there had been speculation Ford was ready to say he would he a can- didate and asked if this was cor- rect. "Yes." Nessen replied. "He ntends to run in 1976." Ford has been President barc- y three months, ascending to he nation's highest office when lichard Nixon resigned Aug. 9. Prior to becoming vice- >resident, he reportedly had >romised his wife he would soon retire from political life. She ecently underwent cancer sur- gery. First Time As for whether 'Ford had talk- ed with G.O.P. leaders before reacliing the definite decision to run, Nessen said, "I 'don't know who he ('conferred with i anybody." i Nessen said the first (time he heard Ford- say he definitely planned to run was Monday when "some people were in lo talk to him." According to other sources, the conference Nessen referred to was with editors and staff members of U.S. News and World Report who interviewed Ford for an article being pub- lished next Monday. PHOENIX (AP) President Ford assured Americans Thurs- day he will not seek wage and price controls or higher gasoline taxes. Fielding wide-ranging ques- tions at an on-the-road news conference. Ford also said: He wants congress to prompt- ly confirm Nelson Rockefeller as vice-president and there are "no conditions I can imagine" that would force 'him to with- draw Rockefeller's nomination. He won't fire Gen. George Brown as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff for his remarks about Jewish influences in America. He plans to make his Far East trip as scheduled next week. Republicans "took a licking" in last week's congressional elections, because of past scan- dals and a slumping economy but that is no reason to change Revive Soviet Grain Deal; Exports Soon MEMPHIS (AP) Nearly six weeks after President Ford's ban on sale of grain lo the Sovi- et Union, Cook Industries, Inc., has announced fresh negotia- tions are complete and exports will begin within a few days. Ford halted (he sale by Memphis-based Cook and Continental Grain Co. Oct. 5, then relented. It was feared the deal would have an adverse ef- fect on domestic prices and sup- plies. The original Cook' sale was for 1.87 million metric tons of grain. Under the new terms, Cook re- duced it to 1.14 million metric tons. A melric ton is equivalent to 1.102 tons. T h e Cook announcement made no mention of Continen- tal's plans. In Washington, the agriculture department said new sales of grain to the Soviet Union have been reported by exporters, in- cluding 1.2 million Ions of wheat and one million Ions of corn for delivery in the I97'l-7f> crop year. That was the amount agreed to by Moscow last month. It was a compromise in the wake of Ford's decision lo quash the earlier orders, which included 2.3 million tons of corn and tons of wheat. A department spokesman said the Cook announcement pre- sumably involved the com- pany's share of Hie revised orders but he was not able lo confirm or deny it. The scaled-down 'orders were announced Ocl. 19 by Treasury Secretary Simon who worked out the agreement in .Moscow. The addition of Ions of wheat to the original order was allowed lo make up for the corn reduction. Garage man giving estimate lo car owner: "First, the good news your glove compart- ment and sun visors are in excellent the G.O.P. role as "a middle-of- the-road party." While the U. S. can't force Israel to negotiate with the Pal- estine Liberation Organization, "our plans are aimed at trying lo get Israel to negotiate addi- tional settlements" with Egypt and other Arab parties. Ford held the news confer- ence at a convention of the Soci- ety of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi. He "No Satisfaction" defended his e< proposals, declaring "I see no justification for any major revi- sions" in the package he pre- sented congress last month. As for wages and prices, he declared anew that he will not ask congress lo enact manda- tory or standby controls and there are "no circumstances I foresee today that would jus- tify" such controls. Asked if he had in mind any tax increases other than his proposed 5 percent' surtax, Ford responded "No." He rejected lalk of a gasoline tax increase. The talk had "been spurred anew by Interior Secre- tary Morion's assertion this week that such a boost was under consideration as an alter- native. and loans, Ford said, "If ycu have that much money you ought to have the right" to give some of it away. "Fine Officer" Ford also stood behind Brown. He said he had called the gener- al lo the Oval Office "this morn- ing at and rebuked him. But he added: "He has made a mistake. He has recognized it 'but he is a fine officer and he has done a good job, and I don't think he should be fired for that.one mistake." Laler Ford acknowledged that "we made a mistake it won't happen again" in his nomina- tion of Andrew Gibson as feder- al energy administrator without knowing details of his severance agreement with an oil transport firm. Ford said the White House in the future will announce that a person is being considered for a post, but Ihat a nomination won't be made until FBI inves- tigations arc completed. "Worthwhile Trip" He called his planned journey to Japan, Korea and Soviet Asia 'a very worthwhile trip." He "Many Times" don't know how many limes I have lo Say that we arc not considering an additional gasoline Ford told a ques- tioner. 1 have repealed il many limes. I thought that others in the executive branch got the word, and I hope tins word is conveyed lo my good friend, the secretary of the intc- ior." Ford scorned suggestions the nation faces a .possible depres- sion. He said his economic pro- posals and existing safeguards such as unemployment insur- ance would prevent il. lie was firm in his defense of I he Rockefeller nomination and in his insistence Ihat congress confirm it. "There are no condilions Ihat I can imagine under which I would withdraw Gov. iiocke- ler's he declared. Re- lo Rockefeller's gifts the amendments: Judicial re- view of security classifications, lime limits on disclosure ol dala, and access lo law enforce- ment files. Referring to Democratic vic- tories in last week's elections. Ford said the Democrats won "some sort of a mandate. They have an obligation, they have a responsibility. But Ihey also have an accountability." The CBS television network had planned to broadcast Hie news conference. Bui CBS of- ficials later canceled the plan because the time length of Ford's appearance was too un- certain, they said. Press Secretary Ron Nessen claimed the cancellation was based on concern that Ford's appearance would delay the start of "The a week- ly program. said he will not delay it until Ihe Rockefeller nomination is acted on because "I can't sit and twiddle my thumbs and not do something that 1 think is impor- tant for the benefit of foreign policy." On the Middle East, Ford said in response lo a question: "Our plans are aimed at trying to get Ihe Israelis lo negotiate a settle-' ment or additional settlements with this Egyptians and other Arab nations." Bui, asked if lie was suggest- ing that Israel drop its objec- tions to dealing directly with Ihe PLO, he said, "I didn't say that. i think we have lo let the decision as to who will negotiate be Ilic responsibility of Ihe parlies involved." Ford his veto of amendments lo the Freedom of Information Act which would have made il easier lo gain access lo public informal ion. He three To Ask Nixon To Approve Examination WASHINGTON (UPI) Rich ard Nixon's lawyer said Friday he expects to ask the formei President this weekend whether he will consent to an cxamina tion by court-appointed doctors to determine if he is wel enough to testify at the Water gale cover-up trial. In a surprise appearance be fore Judge John Sirica, Nixon lawyer Herbert Miller said he hoped to see Nixon at his home in San Clemente, Calif., and report to the court no later thai Tuesday on Nixon's response. "I have not had an opportuni (Continued: Page 3, Col. G.) Completing Plans For Palo Disaster By Roland Krekcler Linn Sheriff Walter Grant cx- peels quick completion of plans for evacuation of residents in the area of Ihe Duane Arnold Energy Center near 'Palo in the event of 'a mishap at She atomic )lant. In an interview with The Ga- zette Grant said several drills lave already been made of a security plan, involving scaling off the area, which was required icfore the plant was licensed by he Atomic Energy Commission The AEC has not set a dead- line for setting up the evacua- tion plan and told him there was only "one clmncc in a million" that an atomic explo- sion would ocetir, he said. However, he soon plans lo complete Ihe small amount of laper work that remains lo sell ip the plan, he said. gency, he said, and there is direct radio contact between tin center and the jail. Grant said the evacuation plan will consist of ccrnman dcering, by the sheriff's author! ty, Ihe RTC buses operated in Cedar Rapids, and, if neces- sary. Cedar Rapids school buses. i Residents in a five-mile radi- us of the plant, those thai must be covered in the plan, will be taken to schools at Center Point or Alburnctt, depending on weather conditions. Grant said he lias not no- tified the bus or school owners of the plnn, but will do so after the plans are formally completed. He s'lid the law grants him authority to take over such facilities without permission. The sheriff said the security plan, which has been successful- iy ROME (AP) Citing inflation And other domestic considera- ions, the White House has urned down a request for mmediate increase of one mil- ion 'Ions in world food aid, a U. S. official said Friday. The decision seemed sure lo spark crilicism from many par- icipanls in the World Food Con- erence who already 'feel the meeting has done nothing con- crete toward countering starva- :ion. The announcement was made jy Anne Armstrong, counselor o President Ford and third- ranking member of the U. S. delegation to the conference. Commercial Value She said 'the one million-ton ;rant would have a commercial value of about million, and would have boosted total U. S. 'ood aid this year lo 4.3 million :ons. Mrs. Armstrong said the While House decision was based on domestic considerations and what such an increase in aid would have on inflation and prices in America. She said the request came at a time when the "American housewife is having a tough time meeting her own budget. American citizens are having a tough time feeding their own families." The request that U. S. food aid be nearly doubled in value was sent lo .Ford by Agriculture Sec- retary Bulz at tlie urging of congressional lead- ers in Rome 'for the conference. "Immediate Aid" Bui Butz had said the U.S. jovernment felt from the start hat the conference was not meant "to spend a great deal of lime discussing the immediate food aid problem." Mrs. Armstrong said the White House "stands by the original decision which had been gone over and over and over before Ihe 'conference." She called the request "un- just" and said in food aid the U. S. was "second to none." The Ford administration said repeatedly it was time for the newly rich oil exporting nations to help pay the 'food bill for their needy neighbors in Asia and Africa. But no such pledges have been made. "Partisan Politics" Mrs. Armstrong said pressure for the request was based on a "certain amount of partisan politics." In pressing the U. S. delega- tion lo ask for doubling of hu- manitarian aid, Sen. Humphrey an observer to the conference, had called the re- quest "modest." Senator McGovern (D-S. another observer, had said the doubling of food aid was "im- perative to :give this conference Ihe lift it needs." "This conference is bringing international awareness to the food said Agriculture Minister A. T. Silva of Sri Lan- ka, formerly Ceylon, an Asian island that is among Ihe coun- tries most seriously affccled by gram shortages. U 1 don't 'think there will be enough time to lake concrete actions for the he added. The conference ends Saturday. consists of closing off An alarm system has been sctjall roads lo Ihe plant, except Three Areas )0 automatically notify thc'one for authorized personnel, said he had trouble with sh e r i f f' s dispatcher at Ihcjnnd to control the traffic leaving major areas covered by'county jail in case of an cmor-lthe plant. Today's Index Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features... Farm Financial Marion.............. Movies............. Society.............. Sports State............... Television Want Ads........... 20 20 :i .1 (1 14 21 7 to ..15-18 ....S.ft ..23-27 ;