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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- I'm-lly cfomly Siintlay. Highs Sunday in 40s. Juiws lonlghi In CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER Hi, CITY FINAL ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON (AP) L_ Unilcc Mine Workers leaders, stunned by the murder of a bargaining council member in a hotel rob bery, Saturday put off until nex week further consideration of a proposed new coal contract. The delay will extend the nationwide strike into a third week and force additional layoffs. The union's bargaining eoun cil held a memorial service Sat urday at UMW headquarters and then adjourned until after the funeral Tuesday of Sam Lit- tlefioid, 54. o- Bessemer, Ala. A spokesi.-n said the council will meet Wednesday to decide whether to endorse the tentative agreement with the mine owners or recommend that union officers return to the bar- gaining table. Picture Changed The agreement, c o n c 1 u ded after two and one-half months of negotiations, had raised hopes of ending the strike afler two weeks. The council recessed for the night Friday without endorsing the pact and was to return Sat- urday. But the slaying changed all that. Senator Allen (D-AIa.) who knew Litilefield, said Washing- ton "must be made safe for peo- ple who visit here." Chased by Gunman I.Htlefield, UMW district pres- ident for Alabama, was shot after walking into a hotel room as two Utah union leaders were being held up. Police said Littlefield saw ort US.-Soviet Talks on Mid-East United Press International Russia and the U.S. hav_ opened urgent consultation on the explosive Middle East situ alien, diplomatic sources in London said Saturday. They said the consultation were being held at the highes level, with both super power, anxious to avert a new war and its "most serious conse- quences." There have been widesprea_ press reports of a mobilization of one-third of Israel's reserves but Israeli officials have no commented on them. The Israel national radio warned Saturday however, that tensions in th Middle East were Hearing th breaking point. Hot-Line Contacts Diplomats in London said th U.S. and the Soviet Union havL reportedly held hot-line contacls and ordered envoys to urge re- straint in key Middle East cap! tals. In Washington a While Hous- spokesman denied the hot lin< lad been activated but refusei o comment on the reports Russian-U. S. consultations. Russian supplies of a large variety of new weapons to Syrit apparently have played an im portant though not exclusive part in putting Israel on alert, the diplomats said. an what was happening, ran from the room and was chased by the gunman, who shot liim in the back of the head. The assailant fled. Tile shooting occurred min- utes after the union officials re- turned to their hotel from the council meeting four blocks away. The council must approve the tentative contract before it can be submitted to the union mem- bership for ratification. think we're in for a three- week strike said UMW Vice-president Mike Trbovich. Serious Discord He acknowledged that there was; serious disagreement over a number of the 31 articles in I he proposed contract, which w o u I (I provide the 120.000 strikers with the biggest settle- ment in their union's 84-year history. Under the tentalive agree- ment, the miners would receive wage Auto Strikes Train, C.R. Woman Dies cedar Rapids Roberta J. Wisdom, 36, of 424 Ninth street NW, was killed early Saturday when the car in which she was riding struck a freight train. Mrs. Wisdom suffered mas- sive injuries at 1 a.m. Saturday at a railroad crossing in the 3700 block of J street SW. She was dead on arrival at Mercy hospi- 'al. The driver of the car, Robert L. Franks, 42, of 620 Fifth ave- nue SE, was in serious condition The fact Russian, arms have been shipped at this crucial stage were said to have sel off fears Ihat Syria may not renew the agreement on the continuing presence of U.N. forces. "Not by Surprise" Diplomats said both super powers are worried that war might be unleased by miscalcu- lation, with Israel jittery and determined not to be taken by suprise again, as was the case in the October war of last year. The Israeli radio said Israeli troops shelled Arab guerilla tar- gels in South Lebanon Friday night. It said the Israeli ambassador to Washington, Simha Dinitz. took exception to Secretary of State Kissinger's statement that war in the Middle East is not likely. "His observation was a pre- liminary observation, and we would like to share Dinitz was quoted. U.S. Comment "But we can't lake chances because for us it would not be a mistake in a press conference. For us it could be a matter of life and death." The national radio did not give details of the bombardment of Lebanon, but Lebanese officials said they turned back Israeli troops attempting to cross the border. The Beirut newspaper Al Safir said France has warned Syria against an Israeli attack along .he Golan Heights "which could ake place during the next 2 lours." The pro-Palestinian guerilL newspaper Al Moharrcr report ed in Beirut that "responsible (fficial sources expect Israe Secretary of State Kissinger Discusses Middle East launch new wide-scale at- acks on south Lebanon, partic- ilarly on Palestinian concenlra- at Mercy hospital with frac- tured ribs and a ,scalp lacera- tion. I Police said Franks was north- bound on J street when his car hit the third car of a westbound freight train. The impact forcec the car sideways across the road and into a dilch. Both oc- cupants were thrown from the vehicle. The workmen aboard the North Western train were un- aware of the accident and con- tinued on to a nearby freight yard. The accident was discovered after the train cleared the cross- ing by the driver of a car thai "i- had stopped on the opposite side now make between and ?aO a Of I The death of Mrs. Wisdom increases of 9 percent the first year and 3 percent each of the next two years, plus cost-of- living .aises and a hcfly pack- age of fringe benefits. Miners (he mi I J Union sources said the council I was me mn ,ms would probably recommend jds_ Last j, the negotiating team go back dJcd jn -accidents jn the bargaining table to seek a Cedar redistribution of benefits, as op- posed to any attempt lo fatten the settlement. The accident remains under investigation. Heights Buildup Al Moharrer quoted tiplomatic circles" as reporting sraeli troop movements and uildups on the Golan Heights. "The ;e circles said they do ot rule out a wide-scale Israeli attack on Syria coupled with an attack on it said. Israeli Premier Yitztak Rabin said 20 Soviet ships were un- loading weapons in the Syrian port of Lalakia. He accused Moscow of encouraging Syrian aggression by providing Damas- cus with massive arms supplies. day ly" in the Middle East. He told a news conference .hat reports of military buildups n the region were exaggerated and "there is no evidence that ,he Soviel Union is encouraging Yugoslavia Hits Navy Maneuvers BELGRADE (AP) Yugosla- via s.u'd SMurday it views cur- rent naval maneuvers by the U. S., Italy, Britain and Turkey Kissinger Thinks War In Mid-East Unlikely WASHINGTON (AP) Ford's meeting in Siberia with iary of State Kissinger said Fri- Soviet parly chief Leonid Brezh- iay "I do not Ihink war is like- ncv' said Kissinger, "will give momentum lo the commitment of detente" between the U. S. and Russia. Kissinger will split off from Ford after Ihe Russian meeting for a three-day visit to mainland The secretary said his "I cannot he said, 'Ihat any of the parlies in Ihe Middle East would resort to war n these circumstances." He was referring to recurring speculation that Israel and Arab trip is a normal parl of the progressing relationship be- tween the U. S. and Peking. Continuing Progress "I do not expecl any dramatic announcements" while in Pck nations are preparing for a new ng, Kissinger said, adding that tfiddle East conflict by no later he does feel there will be con- han spring. "There is a tendency to ovcr- but in my judgment eact re are not in a situation of im- minent he said. Ford Trip Kissinger held the news con- srence to brief reporters on Ihe rip he and President Ford will begin Sunday in the Far East. The secretary said the presi- lential stop in Japan was decid- ed on to symbolize the impor- in the northern Adriatic sea as tinuing progress toward im- proved relations with Ihe Com- munist giant. Most of the news conference doall with Ihe Middle East and reflected the reports of an im- pending new war between Israel and its Arab neighbors. "direct attack" on its security. The official news agency Tan- iug said the maneuvers, which jcgan Nov. 9, provoked "great excitement and worry" in Yu- goslavia. It said protests were edged with diplomatic repre- sentatives of the four countries. 5 Officials Arresled in Book Dispute CHARLESTON, W. Va. (UPI Kanawha county school of- ficials named in criminal war- rants for approving "anti- American" and "anti-Christian" textbooks said Saturday they 'ooko-j forward to settling Iheir cases in court. 'I look forward lo the legal iroeess. The dispute shouldn't; be settled under threats of .shooting and dynamiting of said Harry Slansbury, a school board member. "My conscience is clear." Stansbury is one of five of- ficials charged with contributing lo the delinquency of children by adopting the controversial texts. Funnel Aid To Needy Lands and money to U. S. source. ROME (AP) _ The World Food Conference agreed Satur- day to set up an umbrella body funnel food needy nations, said. H was considered the ma jor breakthrough of the confer 2nce, and came on its final day "We have an an nforrnant said, emerging from the caucus where the accor overeignty. Further meetings of interest- id parties will be necessary if lie resolutions are 'to be imple- mented. A U. S. delegate reiterated Kissinger's suggestion that rep- of donor and donee nations meet to follow up any passed at the confer- ence. Hangladesh Aid The U. S. announced Friday it lad signed an agreement with Sangladosh assuring 250.000 tons of grain through next June under a 40-year, easy-credit pro- gram. In Washington, Kissinger said that before the year is over he expects the U. S. will not only increase Ihe dollar amount but the quantity of food aid it will provide the hungry nations. The U. S. position had bocn Ihat the conference had been called primarily to devise long- r a n g e means to eliminate hunger. Some delegates disa- greed. "Yes, we are here to talk about future food said Edmondo Flores of Mexico, chairman of a group represent- ing 104 developing nations. "But we can't just ignore those (lying of hunger now." WASHINGTON (AP) Pres-i irient Ford Saturday withdrew Associated Press Writer (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) vide an early arning of condi- Production Off; See Chrysler Plant-Idling Guy Farmer, chief industry ne-jutiator, said, however, that' the coal companies "are not open to renegotiate the agree- ment." He said the proposed j contracl represents the in- t.'u.-trv's "final offer." Drop Crime Tag for Pot Tokyo government. South Korea [the controversial nomination of orted Friday that industrial lo the securitv of South ford letter dated Saturday th; percent spurt in iron and steel long delay in his confirmation Reports Nixon Is "Very Weak" SAN CLKMKNTIC, Calif. Nixon is "just WASHINGTON (AP) Mari- may close the doors of juana users should not be treat- cell." od as criminals, a top While 420'000 Pcrsons wcrc. arrested for marijuana offenses ilmiseuff.c.al has declared, say- ypar nne_thjrjr! hjghcp thnn ing penalties ,972 mnrc lice department lu.s office would not file court charges against (AP) I dearly failed to prevent wide- spread use. of marijuana." Dr. Robert DuPont, head of White House special action weak" said an aide Friday, a, ,lav alter Ihe former for prevention, returned home from tho hospi-jsaid persons arrested on mari- juana charges have "suffered tires him even lo trauma of arrest and Ihe figure of four years ago. Must of those arrested are be- tween 18 and 25. The majority are not convicted, he said. DuPont observed that enforce- ment of the laws is selective and "society's most potent legal sanction is applied sporadically, often unwillingly and with iruled will carry around Ihat criminal an unequal hand." U. S. Attorney Earl Silbert has would not be in Ihe best inter- said Chrysler will close I o s v, se est of your relations with theifjvc nf jts sjx car congress nor Ihe country's rela-L for' th J-7 n Commercial Ships Back in Suez Canal _POnT SAID, Egypt (AP) 'our empty Kgyp-lian passenger hips entered (he Suez Canal aturday on the first trip by ommcrcial vessels since it was oscd in the 1967 Middle East rar. The ships, which can carry up to passengers each, were on, their way to Suez at the southern end of the 103-milc- long canal lo lake Egyptian Moslems 'on a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The northern part of the canal to Ismailia, a distance of 42 miles, was believed relatively free of mines, ordnance and other debris although the ships have to maneuver around one sunken wreck. A four-nation effort to clear the canal that began after last January's Israeli-Egyptian troop .separation agreement was ex- pected to be completed next month. Thc navies of Ihe U. S., Bri- tain, France and Egypt look part. British units have already home. A Firitish minesweeper, pick- ing its way around wrecks, be- came the first ship to sail the length of the in July. The canal authority hopes to open it to shipping in the first lalf of next year, bill officials lave repeatcdlv made clear r.ie October slump loft the hat this would be a political day called for system to pro- cause of production cutbacks al- Board rca'ly by the auto in- anticipation of the decision. ._, LUMIUUI luiniK ".i- -ord in a "Dear Pete" m b 1 e r s These shutdowns told the Washington, D. C., told Flanigan: forct. Although I fully Chrysler .system, throwing the selfless reasons which led to jyour decision, it is persons arrested with five r la c.garels or accept your request." to a gram of the drug in any; ______________ other form. The Washington Post said well-placed sources re- vealed that thc policy shift was cleared with the justice depart- ment and top local police of- ficials. DuPont said the legal prohi- Eva Peron Body To Be Returned MADRID (AP) Other economic developments: Saying "we. arc in a serious1 ..mother or more of .on the jou, sources .said. f, r i nrysier would neither wn-icalled for of wage- firm deny the reports, eontrols. an industry insider said it or-j Tho. Federal I'owcr Commis- drrcd no parts from suppliers.sjon reported that tight supplies for next week. That would in-jof natural fas mean users dicate many component m? greater wuiker.s liK-ly will he laid off i this winter than previously an- The body with assemblers, Iheltiejpated I One Is ALBANY, Ore. (AP) A book was returned to thc library I Federal Trade ils KhrM'' ded and bearing tcethmuriu and paw prints. The title was still readable: "How To Keep Your Pot Eva Peron, fiery inspiration to'.sources said. Torino's record." I2H.OOO Last Year Addressing the National bition against marijuana posses-: Argentina's "shirlle Won't Kile Charges should not bo dropped generation ago, will h the key question is whether the He said many legislatures'benefits of deterrence are avail-: r Or-ilnvc acted at least once to rc-jable at a lower social cost Ar.pvntinc (or Reform of Mari-idnce penalties for marijuana (the current criminal sanction. I said Saturday. hr saiJ, "For those jisfi from a felony to a misde-ithink they are." j Argentine leftist guerillas the stigma of crim-inwinor but a "misdemeanor isj HP also said recent studies have'often dpinandfd the the body of tint late Juan "eron's wife, terming he.r the ic revnjulionaty." Today's Index Two of the country's largest! Comics irkeiV A Chrvsler spokesman said'supar refiners, Amstar Corp.! Church flown inventories of unsold'and Corp., announcer! i Crossword in new cars had reached a "cri-l price increases of al, lical level" but no decision per pound. bei-n inado on a December .Miul-j Government sources said the 'lown. S. will impose lotifih quotas m n that he is in Ih'1 .iiMivicted, the stigma of crim-inwinor but a "misilpmeanor is! HP also said recent s'u'lies have iiiii.'dle-i.icomc, upper-outi.'o im'ilily may close some doors of jstill a criminal offense. And to indicate that thereiof Ih i-fuiip. CfT-voi'! 'economic opportunity label does not com-lmny be serious risk to mari-jPeroi tin-in lhe.se lawsjortabiy apply." ijuana users.'' Another Deeline Tne Federal on importation of Canadian beef! Movies Dally Itccord Deat'lis..... Kdilorial Features Marion...... and livo.slo'k in a rni Board to removal of Tanarli Spoi ts Television forecast another rlpdino in in-Ian quotas imports of I'. .S 1 Wan. Ails 'iiislrial output in November be- beef. 6 S, 10 7 li-15   

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