Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 26, 1974

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November 26, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather-- Partly cloudy with a chance of snow tonight. I/Ows, 25 to .IO. Partly cloudy Wednesday, Highs in mid .'{Os. CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 32 - NUMBER 321 CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESFORD ASKS 4.6-BILLION Arms Pact Approval Predicted WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford briefed congressional leaders Tuesday on his hopes for an arms accord with the Soviets and Sen. Thurmond (R-S. C.) indicated he thinks the projected agreement would win senate approval. Thurmond, a frequent critic of U. S. negotiations with the Soviet Union, said that, if a final agreement emerges that mirrors Ford’s description of it, the senate will probably vote to approve it. The senator declined to reveal the still-secret numbers involved in Ford’s Vladivostok verbal agreement with Leonid Brezhnev Sunday. But he acknowledged that, if a final agreement is worked out, each country would be limited to less than 2,500 long-range missiles and bombers. Ford said Brezhnev “is concerned about a wild arms race” and for that reason agreed tentatively on limiting weapons. “This provides adequate security for both of us,” Ford said. His remarks were relayed to reporters by Press Secretary Hon Nessen. Ford was said to have declared that the accord gives “equivalency” to the U. S. and Soviet Union, meaning they would be on an equal footing. Nessen said Ford reported the accord would require the Soviets to scale down their planned program and the U.S. would probably be able to increase its array of nuclear arms slightly. “Disturbs Me” Thurmond said there would be no on-site inspection to guarantee observance of the agreement and “that disturbs me somewhat.” However, he said Ford contended U. S. intelligence capabilities make onsite inspection unnecessary. As for the whole package, which presumably would be worked out in detail early next year by negotiators in Geneva, Thurmond said, “I still have some reservations and I probably always will until they (the Soviets) abandon their goal of world conquest.” He Raid they “don’t live up to their agreements.” Thurmond said more precise terms of the accord will be made public “in about a week.” He said Ford will not make any further public announcement on the subject until then because he does not want to do anything that “would upset the agreement.” Jackson Omitted Ford didn’t invite his severest arms control critic, Sen. Jackson <D-Wash.), to Tuesday’s briefing. The briefing was open to house and senate leaders of both parties and the ranking Democratic and Republican members of the house and senate committees on appropriations, foreign affairs and armed services. Jackson does not fit in that category, but he heads the arms control subcommittee of the senate armed services committee and has a long background on the subject. He was critical of the interim nuclear arms accord negotiated by Richard Nixon in 1972, which he said gave too much advantage to the Russians. Throw-Weight Problem Congressional sources close to Jackson charged that he was probably excluded from the Ford briefing because of his past critical role. Jackson told newsmen: “Id (Continued: Page 9, Col. 6.) \y’* Chut*I*Ie ician is a person who ;t a tax he didn’t hike. Copyright Never Okayed Bugging 300-Billlon Scheme, Mitchell Says 3u(jGet Goal WASHING! ON (AP) — Wilson began with the meet- Abandoned WASHINGTON (AP Aban doning his quest for a federal Former Attorney General Mitring that John Dean had with ichell denied anew from the llaldeman in January or Febru-witness stand Tuesday that he ary, 1972, at a time when Mit-authorized the breakin and bug- chell had rejected two breakin ging cf Democratic party head- and bugging plans championed quarters in the Watergate    by G. Gordon Liddy. Testifying in his own behalf at “Both agree that there was a    .    prej, the Watergate cover-up trial declaration between them that .,    '    ,    _    ,    *    , Mitchell said that at three meet-    Mr.    Dean should stay out of the inSs in ..annary. February    and    matter entirely,” WMsonsauh    Sn- March. 1972, he rejected plans 'he lawyer said there was a for political espionage.    suggestion that because Hal- 1SC ai    e< He said when the plan was deman’s deputy, Gordon Stra- ,n a message to congress, he presented to him at the first I chan, saw memorandums about did not spell out his reasons for meeting on Jan. 27, he thought the breakin plans that these feeling they would be unwise, that “the matter was turned off were automatically brought to but he seemed to acknowledge and aborted.” He said    he    told! Haldeman’s    attention.    that    deeper    spending slashes the plan’s author, G.    Gordon    But, said    Wilson. “Mr. Hal-    could    have an    adverse effect on Liddy, “to take his charts    out    deman recalls seeing nothing    the already    weakening econ- and burn them ”    even Hinting    at this situation.”    omy. At the second meeting    with    the meetings a week after    Altogether,    Ford    proposed    146 Liddv on Feb 4 Mitchell    said    the    June 17, 1972, breakin in    actions    affecting    federal    spend- he disposed of the matter bv I “turning it off directly.” “Rack to Magruder” At the third meeting on March 30, he said the plan was present-ap wirephoto ed again, this time by his depu- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Chinese Foreign Minister Chiao Kuan-hua chats with Secretary of State Kissinger and his wife, Nancy, at the guest house in Peking. Fuller Probe Of Rocky's ing plans for the 1975 fiscal year that began July I. Of these, all but ll would require congressional approval. Under Ford’s revised budget blueprint, federal outlays in fiscal 1975 would total $302.2 billion, compared to his original goal of just under $300 billion. Biggest Chunk Living Cost In C. R. Up I 1.6 Percent Kissinger May Invite Top Mao Aide to U.S. ii Thant, Former 0 .N. Chief, Dies ty at the Nixon re-election com- k j    ■ ■    ii mittee, Jeb Stuart Magruder. I ^^OflGV U POGO who had also been at the first!    7    j two meetings.    WASHINGTON    (AP i — i Mitchell said the political es- Congress was accused of acting P* r(-*ducti°ns urged, the plottage was the last of some 30 ;|ike ..kjnd 0f a passive lady” S^UmeTrnm nmvrams'ad tvs, MErr-*-for r Magruder    v,g«    .portal eon- PEKING (UPI) -of State Kissinger described as a NEW YORK (AP)- U Thant,jthe Liddy Plan ” Secretary, It is his seventh visit to Pek retired secretary-general of the’^rew    Magruder    and    ‘"ST'T    ,    u    ,    $1.1    billion:    agriculture    depart- held his ing since his secret journey here United Nations, died shortly af-,    #    ,    *    “    "    “ , f    ,    Other    major    cutbacks    includ- Said Mitchell, "As I recall, 1^”    as    cd:    Veterans    Administration rew it back to Magruder and,    Tho rhar„„    wa* marU    hv in. $1 1 1 It mav Drovide little comfort ”l oiaic    »*wji»5    ~V”"7    —J -------*    7*    sajH    *vot again’ and thought1    un t u    KIK    ment    $600 million: defense de- but the 116 percen cost Of lL[0Uf    J,,h    Chinese    in    July 1971. opened a friendlier Ie n«n Monday of caneer. He ‘    ^    £,    rtZ^.ic    Ac    »ar,mcnl «' m,llion; Gcneral inc rise in Cedar Rapids during    m    24    hours    Tuesday    era    of Sino-Amencan relations was 65    The    61-veaMld Mitchell was c a "    ,    u,.    .    Services Administration $21X1 the last year was less than the!an?.id diplomatic signs that he Diplomats said the American A spokesman at the Darkness j,h(. of |he defendants!?"-’. ^ freewheeling /test.-j 12.2 for the nation as a whole. Prices here during the mid-July to mid-October quarter increased by 2.7 percent, again will invite one of Mao Tse-tung’s idesire    for more normal rela-j Pavilion of Columbia Presbyter top lieutenants to    Washington ians    with China depends on    ian Medical Center said    the for for the first time.    Peking. The Chinese have been    mer Burmese diplomat    entered Witness stand Kissinger spent    30 minutes in no    rush to speed up the    (he hospital Nev. 21. with ailing Premier Chou En-laij recent growth of diplomatic and    spokesman    said charged with conspiracy to    whiehhe    frequent-    A"    0,her    reductions    would struct justice to go on the _____________________________     Farlier    ,he    JJT    in    the    Water-,    Rauh    accused    bo(h    ,he    house less th3n the 3.3 percent for the I upon anTval Monday evening! trade exchanges. "    Ihad    ^en^rVtedonlhere    Nov.!?* R^Haldeman’s lawyer to un-3n<? senatf °°nfirniation com‘ nat,on    land then plunged into sessions| Teng’s mention of a Washing- n. 1973, for cancer of the larynx (|erstand “his rchancc on the in-^a1,^L‘S    accePt,n8 at face .    .    .    .    .    ,    .    .amount to about $100 million or ly engaged in heated arguments jess with members. And since Jan. I, 1967, the i with deputy Premier Ten Hsiao-ton meeting suggests the ch,Y‘but this time there were com-1 Ieeritv and guidance of Richard V, Rockcfe,ler s testimony cost of living in Cedar Rapids ping and Foreign Minister Chiao nese may be willing to step up plications.”    Nixon” in weighing the obstrue- P°SSi‘h!e conflicts of interest has jumped 44.2 percent, but the I Kuan-hua. sandwiching in sight-the pace of their new era of I---|jnn nf    rhar0P« carnel ibctween his vast wealth and Ford To Veto nation s average has leaped 53.2 seeing with his wife and two teenage children. percent in that time. Apparel Increase The department of labor’s latest consumer price index shows apparel increased the most in the July-October period — 4.9 pace good feeling with the U. S., the diplomats said. At the opening of this morning’s session, Teng said. “I hope we can soon exchange views in Washington.” Picking up the diplomatic Ford Signs Transit Bill percent. This was mainly due to hint, Kissinger nodded across increases in clothing for women the table and said, I hope we and girls.    can do that very soon.” Transportation prices showed ^a* seems to be our eom- WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi- Vet Benefit Bill :rfUUtU^rfiCS '!gT7d«-'s'oni he would hove to the former White House chief of mak(, „ „    ^    p    Wen( staff.    ,    ., As the lawyer for Mitchell did tlF( 3 before him, Haldeman’s attor-j Suggests Election Brezhnev: No Border Troop Cut MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev Tuesday rejected as    “absolutely unac- b. IHprrvin    an    mrvwont    man ,,.hn    (onSress    should    either cen- ceptable” a    call bv China for Pres-jdeman    an    innocent    n^who    duct a full    scak    investigatioplsoviet troop    withdrawals from ney, John Wilson, painted Hah J Congress should WASHINGTON (AP) - pres-'deman an inno^ jde"‘ Fard told congressional    had ' no intent.on_ . .jc oo-    jnt0 potential conflicts of nomi-;dlsputcd a«as on thc 8*0*,. leaders Tuesday he has decided    ct Justice in the Watergate    nees    contended, cr fill    china border. Brezhnev an- „    .    tu    to veto the 22.7 percent increase* affair    '    vice-presidential vacancies in- swereti a Chinese message of dent    Ford Tuesday    signed    .he    in vcteran benefits because he    levering his opening slate-    stead    bv    special national elec-    LJ 7 Lf uroMs«l bilks to National Mass    Transportation    rinds two other provisions of invent, Wilson outlined for the    (ions.    '    „„rman, ,^ ..ST S?,„een the the    smallest    increase    for    the    mon desire," Tong said    Assistance Aet that will provide the vcleran aid bill inflationary.    jurv what he called "chapters' ; "Either you act for the pub- fpViHinD remrnnmst alants the    smallest    increase    for    the    VJJL    -------- $u 8 biUhm over the next six He cited a provision for $600-    the Watergate story: Begin- Bc» Hauh said. 'or you ought S,nLe TnTtSe had mi'irtf.r hut tho inrpp^t in th#. I Kissinger briefed Chinese of-n-Kt voar Tho hip nrioo jn ficials on the U.S.-Soviet agree- years in capital and operating a-year loans for veterans unable creases ‘occurred before July, ment *° limlt offcnsive "uclear aid for m^ trans.t systems to get other financing and also particularly for gasoline. Gas wei{T'. tM.    ,    !    Ti LsHl'm eeremonv' .a T‘°?    , prices have since stabilized    The    briefing,    held    in    a    confer*!    At an East Room ceremony|months of veteran eligibility for Food here was up 2 4 percent|ence urged in the quarter, 8.6 percent for the year. Large variances were found in food prices. Meat is down 9 9 percent from a year (Continued: Page 9. Col. 4.) the People assure China that no secret un derstandings were reached by President Ford and Soviet lead- the new bill will provide federal i D «    i funds "to meet transit needs wlS l\6TUm TO for the rest of the decade “at Work in Berlin er Leonid Brezhnev last week-a cost which is not inflation-end. mug with the breakin planning.; t0 ,et tbc pubUc act for itse„    withdrawals the immediate Watergate after-: ueD    Sandman iR-N I I i i,lr00P wltv>drawais. math thp defenri-infJ nwH fnr> ,.!P^    (KN.J.),|    Tass, the Soviet news    agency, main, me aetendant s need for cajied Rauh s assertion that nn$ mention the Chinese 0,-----   „    , money and the $350,000 in Bal-congress could determine Roc-Lies s a se in reoorting that room in    the    Great    Hall    of    (With congressmen, mayors, and undergraduate college    training. Ideman s    control that eventually kefeller’s    fitness    for office    only    Rrezhnev said “At    Rrst fiance eople, was    intended    to    re-    governors attending, Foni^saidj ^    -- (wont to    the Watergate defend- investigating his wealth    “ab-    jt would sJem that    the leaders - -    -    ann.    I    solutely absurd and ridiculous.” of the Peop,e»s Republic of Mitchell Loyalty    |    “Because after you inves-|China als0 came out for n0rma. Mitchell’s lawyer, William bgalo all this, what it all comes | relations with the Soviet Hundley, had told the jury Mon- down h> is whether he has integ-i^jnioti. The trouble, however, is a*u >| i    HnroH ♦Hic!    (UPI) — A    group of day that    Mitchell was a fall guy|r*^r» *sn    ^ *bat    correct?    * he    tjja^ their words are divorced He said he considers inis, American    soldiers who refused whose “loyalty and belief in hissed.    from their deeds.” legislation “a top priority lor)duty Monday to underline their President” kept him from blow-    Draw    Lines    „    ..    _    . the 93rd congress and he con-demands for more liberal treat-ing the whistle on the Nixon! „No.. Rauh rpnllpri    frontier    Guards gratulated its members for rec-j ment returned to work Tuesday White House. “The evidence th</    n ^ nni v u h‘tupr Brezhnev said China “ad- vowed to resume their will show dearly the loyalty thJjs    J    t    Vance* as a ix-eliminary coodl- fails I was not nw-mr/vuiori Hundley I    _    _    tion no more, no less than the (Continued: Page 3. Col. 6.)    demand for withdrawal of Sovi-  I    - et frontier guards from a lins legislation is .significant ^    #    •    I/ •    •    I    number of areas of our territory Detroit Chieftains    Voice Dismal    Lfl'^rio1^ omie battle and in our efforts’    #    cla.msand tim riel c™ng to curb urban pollution and    re^ Pfpi s*J if* I    Amid    \ Cir N A    N    /lim    n    them    disputed    areas.” duce congestion,” Ford said I I CCJ I Cl IO ll 5    Al /771C7 Cli OU I 65    O I Ll ITI U    The Chinese message    restated By providing assurance of ,    1    Peking’s long-standing position steady and predictable support DETROIT (AID — Thirteen plant closings and cutbacks in clint* in recent months is about on border areas. Apparently The 56-year-old maverick of Nakasone — Tanaka's minister I for urban transportation, he months into its longest slump other company operations.) the same as at the start of the referring to the message. Brezh-J ap a nese politics announced ,°f international trade and in said, it will allow communities since World war II, thc sputter-'About 83.(KIO of the workers! slump triggered by thc energy nev said: first time to plan in-Mf! auto industry posted a sharp i have Quits Premiership in Shame, Tanaka Says knelling differences and produc- but mg TOKYO (AP) - Hailed two years ago as Japan s man of the future, Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka says he is resigning in shame and embarrassment over “misunderstandings” about thc sources of his private fortune. He he w resume a bill which icpresents ai strike Friday if the army fails was not reciprocated,’ compromise in the best sense of t0 meet their demands.    added the term."      —...... -................ ....... regarded as insufficient, seeks a consensus because feels he cannot defeat the combined Tanaka-Ohira forces in a straight vote among thc dozen or so factions within the party. A combination of factions led by Tanaka. Ohira and Yasuhiro Tuesday that he would remain jdustry as prime minister until the rul-1 liking Liberal Democratic party If the defeated Fukuda    in for th* leniently    for their long-term    33 percent    sales decline in mid- loughs, deadlock continues    to I needs. He    pointed out that for    November    amid predictions ofU Total    sales can find a successor. This could Dec. IO. a party convention is j the first time there are funds— take two weeks.    (expected    to be called.    S3^ million —for rural public The leading contenders are    Sucressful Dri\$*    transportation. former Finance Minister Taken    1    ‘    -- Fukuda. 69. Tanaka’s chief po- Nicknamed the “computerized p^Q Seeking Death litical foe, and Finance Minister bulldozer because of his en- pcna||w #nt, Masayoshi Ohira, 64, a powerful er«y ar*d skill "»*h finances,j*J TOT nljdCKCrS Tanaka began his stewardship worse times to come year are now* to date off 23 received indefinite fur-crisis last fall, volume declines, “faking d eel a re s outright are substantially greater.    that it will agree to talks on for the j For example, sales last Jan- border questions only after its percent uary were off 23 percent from demand concerning the so-“I don’t see any sign of it get-from a year ago to 6,841,226, record high sal es 5n January, galled disputed areas is met. It ting better,” said a concerned with General Motors down 27 1973. Sales last month were off     $    -    -    n    , j Henry Ford ll as the industry^0 r ce n t, Ford 16 percent, 27 percent from thc previous! 'was reporting its second worst j Chrysler Corp. 20 percent and October, but sales then were al-!performance for a Nov. 11-20 American Motors ll percent. ready down 12 percent from Oc-! period in 14 years. (Continued: Page 3, Col 8.) Tanaka supporter. Into Turmoil The resignation plunged the conservative government party into turmoil. Thc Fukuda group insisted that a now party president — and prime minister — bt* chosen through consultation among party leaders. The Ohira faction was holding out for a full-ficale party vote. Fukuda has the backing of former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato and former Deputy Prime Minister Taken Miki, but this is of the nation in July, 1972, by spearheading a successful campaign to recognize mainland China. He ended it after another spectacular, the Nov. 18-22 visit of President Ford, first American Chief Executive ever to come to Japan In between, inflation, soaring living costs, international monetary problems and suggestions by the respected Bungei Shinju magazine that Tanaka had used his office for private gain brought him down. The four U. S. auto makers “We’ve got a period we’ve got reported sales of 190.093 for the BEIRUT (UPI)—Angry members of the    Palestine    Liberation    10 ,ivt‘ through, but it can    get    Nov.    11-20 period, a 34.7 percent Organization    said    Tuesday    they    worse. I    don't think it’s    bot    drop    from 258.818 in the same twried out yet, the chairman of 1973 period, based on the daily Ford Motor Co. said Monday. Plant Closing The dismal sales report was (generally expected by the auto companies, who already had an-L'aToff 35 percem inounced    sweeping plant shut- Fire downs and worker layoffs in thc    Energy    I    risis wake of lagging sales.    j    Industry    sales    in    the    first    IO Nearly    200,IKK) hourly    and    days    of November trailed thc white collar workers will be on layoff next month because of would impose the death sentence on four Arabs who hijacked a British jet if Tunisia complied with a PLO request to hand them over. Mail Terminal Fire TORONTO 1 (UPI) -roared through Canada’s busiest mail terminal Tuesday, destroying thousands of letters and forcing 60 workers to flee. selling rate. There was one less selling day last year. Chrysler was down 42 percent, GM was off 34 percent, Ford dropped 31 percent and AMC same 1973 period by 38 percent. Although the percentage de- sales in all market segments. tober, 1972. Also unlike the early days of the downturn, when large, gas-guzzling models bore thc brunt, consumers today appear to be staying away from all sizes. The companies blamed the initial stages of the slump on consumer fears over fuel shortages. And, as they had predicted, big-car sales picked up in early summer when the energy crisis subsided. Now, thc makers are blaming economic recession and consumer uncertainty for falling Today's Index Comics .......... .......17 Crossword...... . .......17 Daily Record ........ ....... 3 Deaths ...... 3 Editorial Features ... .......6 Farm ............... ...... 12 Financial .......... ...... 18 Marion ........ ....... 7 Movies ____ ... IU,ll Society .............. ...... 8 Sports .............. ... 13-16 State ................ ......4,5 Television ........... » Want Ads ............ 21-25 ;

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