Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 27, 1974

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November 27, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Mostly tleii IK! Tliursiluy. nighl In lewis. Highs Thursday lu K, VOLUME 92 -NUMBER 322' -CKDAK KAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, CITY FINAL 15 CENTS 'ASSOCIATED PRESS, DPI, NEW YORK TIMES Unit WASHINGTON (AP) Re- gional officials of the striking United Mine Workers have ap- proved a revised contract offci and sent it to the coal fields where it received a cautious re- action. UMW officials said if the pack- age is agreed to by the union's striking members, the nation's rcoal mines can be reo- pened sometime next week. The union's bargaining coun- cil of regional officials voted ap- proval 22 to 15 Tuesday night, reversing the vote taken earlier in the day to reject the pact. The approval broke a deadlock that threatened to seriously prolong the walkout, now in its third week. Fattest Settlement UMW President Arnold Miller said the package provides a 64 percent increase in wages and benefits. "That's the fattest labor settlement in this dec Miller said. Union officials said they will explain the contract to district officials at eight or more region- al meetings on Saturday and that voting by secret ballot will begin Monday. Initial rank-and-file reaction to the proposed settlement was mixed, with many miners ap- parently taking a wait-and-see attitude. "They don't really know what's in said Howard Moore, president of UMW Local 6108 at Slab Fork, W. Va. The new pact would provide a 10 percent wage increase the first year, a 4 percent increase the second ami 3 percent the third. The lolal is 2 percent higher than the original propos- al. Miners would also receive cosl-of-living increases. They now earn to ?50 a day. Summer Vacation The revised package also pro- vides two weeks summer vaca- tion instead! the earlier propoal that one of the weeks be taken at Christmas. Chief federal mediator W. J. Usery, who helped persuade the coal industry to enlarge its orig- inal offer last weekend, 'had come to UMW headquarters prepared to spell out the conse- quences of a long strike after learning of (he first vote reject- ing the offer. However, the council reconsidered without hearing from Usery. Miller attributed the change in Ihe vote to the "democratic process working at its finest." He said during the three-hour recess between votes, council members "had time lo think about their responsibility to the membership." "Off the Hook" Union sources said the first vote lo reject the offer was by a 2-1 margin. One UMW official said this may have been an ef- fort by council members to "get off the hook" in their home regions by going on record in favor of an even fatter contract. "It didn't Ihe official said. "It fast became clear thai the bargaining team could nol go back and bargain for more. The limit had been reached. It was realized that it wasn't a life-or-dcal.il issue worth para- lyzing the nation over." Another union official said Miller and other lop ranking UMW officers lobbied heavily during the recess for a reconsid- eration. As a result, "a lot.of the guys (bought long and hard about Ihe implications of (heir he said. Say Third of Crimes Go Unreported WASHINGTON (AP) An overwhelming number of crime victims keep their mouths shut rather than call the police, a federal survey shows. According to census bureau d-ata gathered in the first six months of 1973, the combined in- cidence of rape, robbery, as- satilt, burglary.and larceny was ihree times that recorded by law enforcement agencies. Projections based on a sampling of individuals and businesses across the land indicated a total of crimes in those ca- tegories during the survey period. But the victims conced- ed they reported only to the police. Leads >Vay Larceny simple theft led the way in unreported crime. A total of .larcenies were Done at Last Photo by John Mclvor projected jared lo ralice. Burglary The A avenue viaduct between Third and Fifth streets NE, was reopened Tuesday afternoon, marking the finish of the viaduct widening project which was begun last January by the Iowa highway commission. Viaduct approaches eventually will tie into the in- terstate system. In other major road projects in Cedar Rapids, Sixth street SW between First andl Eighth avenues, which had been closed for widening, was reopened Monday. The new Twelfth avenue bridge in south Cedar Rapids could be opened to traffic as early as the latter part of next week. Veteran Veto Overriding Seems Sure WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Ford Tuesday vetoed as inflationary a bill to jncreasi veterans benefits 22.7 percent :ut a congressional override ap jears certain. At a meeting of Republieai senators after Ford acted, no one raised his 'hand when the cadership asked who would sup )ort .the veto, according to i >arlicipant. Press Secretary Ron lessen said Ford had no illu sions that lhe Veto would be sustained. If the house votes to over- ride next Tuesday, the senate vote on the issue the nexi day. Ford said his decision "has not been an easy one" but was necessary lo avoid adding an- other million to lhe budget 18.2 Percent Rise He again urged congress to vole an 18.2 percent increase, which he said would give a eran with a wife and child a month compared with the cur- rent ?298. The vetoed bill would provide ?366. While House sources indicated Ford might be willing to accept a 20 percent increase.for the four million eligible post-Korea veterans and seven million Viet- nam-era veterans. He objected to a provision lo allow 45'months of undergrade ale sludy instead of the present maximum 36. He said "the present entitlement of four aca- demic years is 'sufficient time lo permit a veteran to obtain his baccalaureate degree and enable him lo adjust to civilian life." Ford objected also lo a pro- Mitchell, Prosecutor Clash Chuckle 11 's incredible when you think about how little our par- ents knew about child psy- rhology, ypl how wonderful we turned oul lo be. vision lhal would establish a loan program. He said this is "inefficient com- pared to available guaranteed loan programs which provide substantially more assistance to Ihe veterans at less cost to the taxpayer." And he said he wants higher benefits to start Jan. I. instead of being retroactive to Sept. I, as in the vetoed bill. Baker Disturbed Predictions congress w o u 1 d override Ihe veto came from Sen. llarlke (D-Ind.) and Rep. Dorn (D-S. chairmen of the senate and house veterans ;v: committees. Minority Leader Rhodes (H-Ariz.) said he will vole to override and is confident Ihe house will do so. Nol ing that congress overrode (Continued: 1'age 3, Col. 3.) Gazelle Leased Wires WASHINGTON Former At- torney General M i t c h e 1 Wednesday steadfastly denied under the sharpest questioning of Ihe 42-day Watergate cover- up trial lhat he ever approvcc the plans that led to the 1972 brcakin. Chief (rial prosecutor James Neal failed to shake Mitchell's story during a number of heated exchanges, some of Ihem so bil- ler lhal Judge John Sirica inter- rupted to admonish the two men. At one point Neal lold Mit- chell, "If you'll just answer my questions, then we can move along." 'Mr. Mitchell replied, "We'll answer your questions my way and then we'll go on." "Let's not Sirica said. Kidnaping Plan Mitchell, Richard Nixon's former campaign.manager and [he first of the five defendants to take the stand, was asked specifically by Neal about three meetings in early 1972 in which campaign aide G. Gordon Liddy presented the in- telligence-gathering plans that eventually led lo Watergate. Neal asked Mitchell, "Did (he Liddy plan include Mitchell quarreled with the word "kidnaping" but said, "I did contemplate segregating demonstration leaders and lak ing them oul of the country." "And he made the proposal in the office of the attorney gencr al of the U. S.V" Neal asked. "He Mitchell responded. Told No One Neal. Ihen asked Mitchell if he :iad sought to have Liddy fired or had reported his proposal lo or any of his top adminis- tration or campaign aides or anyone in the justice depart- ment. In each case Mitchell replied 'No Sir." Neal also asked Milchcll about a conversation in June, 1972, in which Liddy allegedly announced his plan to bug the suile of Sen. McGovern at the Democratic national convention n Miami Beach. Mitchell alle- ;cdly replied that Liddy should ie sure he got the bug oul icfore Mitchell arrived lo slay in lhal same suile a few weeks later during the Republican con- Ethiopia Denies Plan To Execute Selassie ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) An Ethiopian military spokes- man denied Wednesday a report jy a Beirut newspaper lhal de- posed Emperor Haile Selassie nay be executed in the next two days. He termed the report "ir- responsible fabrications aimed it discrediting Ethiopia's mili- ary reform movement." The French-language ncwspa- >er L'Oricnl-Le Jour quoted Western diplomatic sources as saying the 82-year-old Selassie lad been moved from detention n Addis to a. town 30 miles way lo prepare for the execu- ion. The spokesman said the cm- >eror was still under guard in Addis Ababa. Selassie was deposed and ilaccd under arrest last Scp- cmbcr. The government was akcn over by a provisional mil- itary council which last week- end executed (iO aristocrats and former officials. Diplomatic sources in Addis Ababa also discounted rumors of more executions. However, dip council is believed holding i about 150 aristocrats, including lhe former emperor, in the Grand Palace. The soldiers have promised to bring the prisoners lo trial on charges of nepotism, corruption and abuse of power, but have not indicaled what Selassie's fate will be. L'Oricnt-Le Jour said several Western nations are urging Afri- can countries lo intercede with the Ethiopian junta to save Se- lassie's life. volition. "Absolutely Mitchell replied. Nixon Health Just before Mitchell began hii second day of testimony, Sinca checked with court-appointee doctors to determine if they are ready to r e p o r I. whethei Nixon is well enough lo tcstifj at the trial. Sirica had his law clerk cal! Dr. Charles Hufnagel of George- .own university, chairman of the panel that examined Nixon and his medical records in Cali- ornia on Monday. The panel is scheduled to report its findings to Sirica on Friday.- At a news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday members of he panel said they had reached a unanimous conclusion but .hey declined lo say what it was. Quizzed by Sirica With the jury out of the room Tuesday, Sirica1 personally ques- ioned Mitchell, saying he was not getting answers to questions le has about Watergate. "I haven't got a satisfactory inswcr yet in my own Sirica said. "I haven't been able o understand why all these .housands and thousands of dol- ars had to be given lo these ncn who broke into the Demo- national headquarters unless there was some obliga- ion or something wrong." "I can't enlighten you, your Mitchell replied, again Icnying any involvement in Wa- crgalc as he hadi done in 2 lours and 15 minutes of leslimo- Abzug: Delay Rocky Vote TilJanuary WASHINGTON (UPI) Rep, Bella Abzug (D-N. Y.) Wednes- day proposed that a confirma- tion vole on the vice-presiden- tial nomination of Nelson 'Roc- kefeller be delayed until (he new congress convenes in Jan- uary. Rep. Abzug told the house ju- diciary committee thai Rocke- feller was a "partner in the greatest agglomeration of pri- vate power in the history of the and warned of thai 'private Rockefeller power in combination with great public jowcr would be simply too much for a democracy to risk." She said that because Rockc- 'ellcr lias been nominated by Ihe firsl non-clecled President in J. S. history, final confirmation >y congress should be held over mtil the new congress con- 'enes. "The men and women who vill be sealed in January, win- lers in the first national elec- ion held since the Watergate exposure, are the closest we can come to a direct expression ol he people's she said. "If here is to be a vole on (hi: nomination, it should be theirs." "Seasoned, Savvy" But support for Rockefeller :ame from another witness, some survey crimes, compared lo reported o police. Following were aggra- vated a s.s a u 11, vs. robbery, vs. auto theft, vs. 'and rape, vs. 35.900. The figures, released Wednes- day by the Law Enforccmen Assistance Administration, rep resent the firsl nationwide find ings of the National Crime by the sludy, com- reported to was second, Iowa City B nsgn Cites By Gus Schrader Gazette sports Editor How far are the public schools going to 'go in protecting the privacy of student records? The Iowa City schools ap- parently have interpreted a re- cently passed federal law to include information on such ex- tra-curricular events as basket- ball games and music concerts. The new federal law gives parents and students the right lo see their school or college records, and it bars schools and colleges from sharing informa- tion in the records without per- mission. It took effect last week. The Gazette sports depart- ment was among the first to encounter effects of the strict interpretation placed on "stu- dent records" by the Iowa City schools. Iowa City high school faculty members said Tuesday they could no longer provide such things as individ- ual scores of basketball games. Bob While, athletic coordina- ,or for the Iowa City schools, told The Gazelle thai the new policy there forbids giving thai type of information unless the student's parents sign a waiv- Panel, a survey project operated for the LEAA by the census bureau. Data Aim LEAA Administrator Richarc Velde said the information was designed to complement rather than contradict r- the figures of law enforccmen agencies. "The panel's he said "will tell police how much am what kind of crime goes unre- ported and will provide informa- tion 'on why citizens fail to rc- oort lo police that they have jcen crime victims." A more detailed analysis is set for 1975, bul Velde noted .hat the initial survey found lhal :he reason mosl often cited for start it. 1 didn't! (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) lop. Shirlty Chisholm (D-N. vho urged Democrats on the "ommiltce to "lay aside par- isan views in this critical hour, nd confirm this seasoned, avvy, and- able, although' not lerfect, public servant." In written testimony to the ommittee, she praised the former New York governor for his "courage to take leadership (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) not reporting a crime was the victim's could be done." "We had band concert White said, "and the pro- gram printed for the event did not list any of the names bf the sludenls performing in t h e titles of the musical numbers. "According lo our new policy, we can no longer place the bas- ketball players' nanus and num- bers on the big panels in our gymnasiums for spectators (o use for identifying them during the games unless their par- ents sign Hie waivers." Tlie Cedar Rapids schools apparently are not placing this strict an inlerprctation on the new law. Tom White, administrative as- sistant in pupil personnel, said a crime was the he Cedar Rapids school policy feeling that "nothing nas rfcc'ved lhe !rst of a re- quired three readings by the school board. It will be further studied by the school adminis- trators at a meeting next Wednesday, he said. "We also plan to give waiver forms to students to lake home for their parents lo While said, "but 1 don't believe we RICHMOND, Va. (UPI) Louis Russell, 49, died Wednes- day. He had lived since Aug. 24, 1968, with a transplanted heart, the longest any heart transplant recipient ever survived. Doctors said Russell died of a "heart-related problem." He en- tered a hospital Oct. 7, received a pacemaker four days later and lapsed into critical condi- tion early Wednesday with disruption of his heart rhythm. Mexico Severs Ties with Chile MEXICO CITY (AP) Mex- ico has broken diplomatic rela- tions with Chile, culminating a jcriod of hostility that began with the violent overthrow of he leftist Allcndc government nore than a year ago. Child's Ordeal with Slain Family will go so far as lo include such things as athletic contests and musical concerts. "What's conlidential about a basketball While said the new federal law has given the schools "a big mess" because neither federal nor state administra- tors have provided guidelines for its implementation. The Gazelle's sports depart- ment is getting ready for a new ypc of reporting if the new law is strictly interpreted. "No. 23 led Cedar Rapids Jef- ierson to a basketball, victory over Iowa City Ihe story nay read, "The final score could not be confirmed because one of the players' parents did not sign an information waiver. t was reliably reported by a source close to the head coach hat Ihe victory was Jeff's scc- mc! of Ihe season. GREENFIELD, Wis. Mary Janscn, 9, lay alongside the bodies of her slain family for nearly two days. She be- lieved she would also die of the bullet wounds inflicted by her mother. Hut she lived, and told am- bulance attendants on her way lo the hospital Tuesday: "Don't blame moihcr." Police said Mildred Jansen, apparently despondent over Ihe death of her husband in an ind.us trial accident two months ago, shot and killed her own mother, Mary's and herself. Marv was shot Ihree limes. twice in (lie chest and once in the shoulder. Her condition was described as serious but stable. "She knew her mother wanted everyone to be in heaven with Dad for Thanks- Mary's fifth grade teacher said after a conversa- tion with the child. Police in this Milwaukee suburb said Mrs. Janscn, 39, David, 5, and Helen Bronkal- la, 71, each died of a bullcl wound in the chest. Police said Mary and David were shot Sunday evening as they stood in lhe bathroom and Mrs. Hmnkalla was shot in Ihe 'hallway just outside as she ran lo their side. Mary's mother placed a pillow under each victim's head, (hen turned the pistol on herself. Police believe Mary lay in the bathroom about 43 hours before she answered the tele- phone late Tuesday afternoon. She told 1hc caller, a cousin, lhal. "Mommy sluil every- body." Police Sgl. James Scheldt said. The cousin called Mrs. Jan- sen's sister, who went to the home and discovered Ihe bodies. .She called her bus- band, who called police. "Site was prrtly much re- signed lo lhe fad lhat she was going lo die, and she was just iwping, wishing for it to hurry a police spokesman said of Mary. One of four notes addressed lo (he police pled for forgive- ness: "No one is responsible bul me. If any one of the four of us survives this, all I own and possess goes lo Ihem. Nothing lo the slate. I'm sorry for ev- eryone. "My children are small so I'm sure God will receive Ihem. Mom, I'm sure God will receive you too. God help us, me, Mildred Janscn.'' Today's Index Comics .....................15 Courthouse ..................3 Crossword ..................15 Daily Record .'...............II Dcnihs ......................3 Editorial Features...........6 Farm ......................M Financial ..................Iti Marion ......................5 Movies Society ......................7 State........................-I Television .................tfl Want Ads ..............18-21 ;