Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 28, 1974

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November 28, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather Mostly cloudy, We snow ItnlKhl and I'rlday. LOWS nM teens. Highs Friday 23- 28, CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Ask Curb on Canadian Oil In Pipelines WASHINGTON (AP) _ Seventeen senators have sug- gested the U. S. could inter- fere with Canadian oil carried in pipelines across American territory unless Canada re- moves its 'lax on oil exports to the U. S. The senators said Wednes- day in a letter to Secretary of State Kissinger that the pipe- lines through U. S. territory could be used as "bargaining chips." The senators called on Kissinger "to'enter into im- mediate negotiations with Canada in an effort to eliminate this lav." Crude Tax The Canadian government has levied a tax on crude oil exports to (he U. S. And Canada announced this week a reduction of barrels per day effective Jan, 1. The Canadian government indicated exports might be cut off altogether by 1983. The senators told Kissinger the curtailed oil exports "make your attention to U. S.- Canadian relations even more imperative." Senator Humphrey (11- one of the signers of the letter Uo Kissinger, 'also sent a letter to President Ford urging him to try to persuade Canada to reconsider the cut- back in oil exports. Humphrey said the cutback "will commence in (he middle nf the winter and will deprive certain U. S. refineries and their communities of the Ca- nadian crude oil upon which they have traditionally de- pended." Says Times Favor Talks Soy Selassie Agreed To Surrender Funds AP Wli opliolo Turkey for Townsfolk Gigi Laguesse readies one of four 28-pound turkeys for her Valatie N.Y. fellow townsmen as her daughter, Brigitte, 6, watches.'Mrs. Laguesse served a free Wednesday at her. restaurant. "I think people here are wonderful, but they are not rich people so I thought some- body should do she said. Ford, Grid Mates Reunited No Hardship Humphrey urged Ford to attempt In persuade Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau in their meeting next to at least reassure that the reduc- tion will result in no hardship to the northern tier of stales this winter. The seventeen senators, a majority of them from north- ern states, pointed out that most of the oil consumed by Canada east of Manitoba is moved through pipelines in the U. S. "For this reason, the U. S. is in a good position to curtail, restrict or tax shipments of crude oil over U. S. soil for use in Canadian (hey said. WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford planned a journey into nostalgia with his high school football chums including one lie hasn't seen for 44 years as he and the First Lady celebrated Thanksgiving at the White House. On hand for a brunch of eggs Benedict, strawberries and relived glories were most of Ford's high school team- mates from the Grand Rapids South squad that lie anchored at center. With the notable absence throughout the years of Silas McGee, the only black player on (he undefeated, Michigan prep championship squad. Ford and the others have gathered annually in Grand Rapids to commemorate their success and friendship. The reunion is always on 'Doublespeak1 Honors For Ziegler, Colonel NEW ORLEANS (AP) The annual Doublespeak awards have been imposed on one-time White House Press Secretary Ronald Xiegler. an air force colonel, a candy company 'and a college offi- cial. The awards were made by the Committee on Public Doublespeak at (he National Council of Teachers nf English convention. Doublespeak is a lent) invented to describe the words and phrases used to dislorl or mislead, or to hide or gloss over unpleasant truths. Air Force Col. David Opfer was honored (or complaining lo reporters about (heir stories (ill a V. S. bombing raid. "You always write it's bombing. Today's Chuckle Want lo make your old home look more allrnclive'.' .lust price (he new ones. bombing, bombing. It's not bombing! It's air support." Xieglcr's prize was for his response to a question from reporters about whether a batch of Watergate tapes were intact. The reply was: "I would feel that niosl of (he conversations that look place in those areas of the While House thai did have (he recording system would in al- most (heir entirety be In exist- ence bill (he special prosecu- tor, (he court, and, I think, the American people are suffi- cienlly familiar with the re- cording system In know where the recording devices existed and lo know I he situation in terms of (he recording process bill I feel, although (lie proc- ess has not been undertaken yel in preparation of (he male- rial lo abide by I he court deci- sion, really, what the answer lo lhat question is." The oilier citations were lo the M M-Mars candy com- pany, for candy advertising, and lo Donald .lay Willower. professor of education .'il Pennsylvania Slate university. Thanksgiving (lie day of their last game. Finally Located When Ford, as vice-presi- dent1, invited them lo meet this year in Washington, the members redoubled their ef- forts to locate McGee, now a retired longshoreman, and fi- nally found him in San Francisco. And despite the lapse of four and one-half decades, McGcc, a starting end, had lit- He trouble recognizing the others as all but Ford met Wednesday at an airport hotel. There were .smiles, em- braces and even tears as McCiee declared: "Man, this is the greatest thing that's ever happened in my life. Every- body still looks like a champi- on lo me. "It seems like yesterday. I love all these guys. We were together, we were part and- parcel of one another and we still are." As for today's scheduled meeting with the President, McGoc exclaimed: "Good old a reference lo the on Ford's full name. guy will make the Jiinic junior "That scene. "Stuck Together" "II doesn't matter dial he's said McGee. "If he were a slreel sweeper, we'd love him just the same. He never had an exaggerated opinion of himself, .lusl a down-lo-earlh guy." Peter Dood. a retired ma- chinist from lidding, Mich., nodded agreement. "He never had a big Dood said of Ford. "If there was ever any trouble on the team, he'd call those guys over to Ihe side and smooth it over." "Bui we all sluck together that's why we're here now. We were all pretty poor. Yon weren'l ashamed lo 'have patches on your clothes, be- cause everybody else did." Dood played backup center lo Ford but saw a good deal of action anyway and became an all-slater like Ford. 'Merry hail Dial had knee, he had M.I- ler on il all Ihe lime. Of course, he'd play on it most of the lime anyway." "Hardest Working" Clifford Geltings, the team's coach and still a Grand Rapids resident, recalled that Ford was "one of the hardest working kids I ever had. He had a football with him all the lime." Added McGee: "He not only knew where he was going, he knew what lo do when he got there." There were plenty of memo- ries exchanged about plays which worked and those lhat didn't, and there were other reminders that it all happened long ago even if the era hasn't altogether gone by. Gettings, for example, slill referred lo McGee, now (il, as "the colored boy" while talk- ing of him in most glowing terms. Menu Protest Following the reunion, President and Mrs. Ford planned to join daughter Susan for a private dinner of turkey and the trimmings. The Ford menu was termed an affront to severe food shortages by Rep. Forluoy Stark who said he intends to protest in front of the White House. Stark said if Ford follows the menu, lie will eul enough calories "lo feed somebody starving in Bangladesh for a week." By Associated Press U. N. Secretary-General Waldheim says his five days in Israel, Syria and Egypt convinced him that the politi- cal climate in the region fa- vors resumed peace talks. But Waldheim said "obsta- cles of great importance" block resumption of talks in Geneva, which were suspend- ed last spring. He apparently referred to the role at Geneva of (he Pal- estine Liberation Organiza- tion. Israel refuses to deal with the PLO. which was rec- ognized in a U. N. resolution. Headed Back Waldheim spoke with news- men at Cairo airport as he headed back to New York. Waldheim said his efforts in the Middle East and (hose of Secretary of Slate Kissinger "are complementary and should help each other." He said Egypt favors re- suming the Geneva talks by February if the problem (if Palestinian participation and other issues are settled. According to Ihe semioffi- cial Cairo daily Al Ahram, Egyptian leaders told Wald- heim they want no more mil- itary action in the Sinai pen- insula and said reconstruction of Suez Canal cities is evi- dence of peaceful Intent. Israeli Threats But Al Ahram said Hie Egyptians told Waldheim their nation would not remain idle before Israeli threats and claimed that Israel has given no sign of wanting permanent peace. In Tel Aviv, Israeli sources said soldiers called up during last week's war scare along (he Syrian front may be re- leased if the U. N. Security Council voles Friday to renew the mandate for the observer force on the Golan Heights. Waldheim has predicted the extension of the mandate, now scheduled to expire on Satur- day. An Israeli war hero, Gen. Ariel Sharon, called for more strikes against Arab guerilla bases. Sharon told a group of university students thai if Israel could'Capture Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in I860, then Israeli agents can liil terrorists in Damascus and Beirut in Thieu Shakeup SAIGON (AP) President Thieu, troubled by a faltering economy and new street prn- Icsts against corruption in high places, announced six cabinet changes Thursday. ADDIS ABABA (UPI) Deposed Emperor Ilaile Se- lassie has agreed to torn over parl of his vasl forlune in Swiss bank accounts to the country's new military rulers, diplomatic sources said Thursday. They said the financial concession may have saved the emperor's life. The mililary government, which executed (id arislocrals and former officials last weekend, denied Beirut re- ports Wednesday that il planned to execute Selassie as well. Radio Ethiopia announced Thursday that the provisional military council chose Brig. Gen. Tafari Banti, 53, as ils new chairman, succeeding LI. Gen. Aman Andom, who was among those killed. Banli, a former commander of Ihe Second division in the strife-torn province of Eritrea, has been described as a politi- cal moderate. Money's Return Diplomatic sources said Selassie, who has been held In seclusion since his overthrow last summer, signed a docu- ment two weeks ago authoriz- ing the return of an undis- closed amount of money from his Swiss bank accounts. Estimates of. the former king's wealth range from million lo billion, but Swiss bankers soy the esti- mates are "legendary." The sources said talks about the return of Ihe money are under way between Ethiopian government officials and Swiss diplomats. They said a mission of Ethiopian bankers and lawyers may travel to Switzerland shortly. Accusations thai the emper- or failed lo use his huge for- lune lo help Ihe starving thousands in drouth-stricken areas of Ethiopia were among explanations the military gave for his overthrow. Under Guard "The deposed emperor is still in Addis Ababa and under guard for his personal safe- ly." a spokesman for the mil- itary said Wednesday. He called "pure fabrica- tion" Hie newspaper reports from Beirut lhal Selassie, 82, was moved to a town outside Addis Ababa to await oxecti-. lion. The reports slirred up anxi- ety in Ihe West over the late of the "Conquering Lion of ,Iu- dah" after weekend announce- ments the government had executed 31) former officials and members of the royal family on corruption charges. The government also dis- closed thai Gen. Andom, former head of the ruling member military council, was shot and killed in a gun battle with troops sent to arrest him at his home. The military spokesman said reports of Selassie's impending execution were "not only irresponsible but de- liberately fabricated lo dis- credit Ethiopia's present pop- ular movement and to mislead Ihe world al large." Heavy Storm Toll Feared In Bangladesh DACCA, Bangladesh (AP) A cyclone with winds over 100 miles an hour accompa- nied by lidal waves battered the southeastern Bangladesh coast Thursday and prelimi- nary reports spoke of thou- sands of homes destroyed. In 1970 a cyclone and tidal wave killed about one million people in the area. Thursday's slorm struck Ihe coast along Ihe Ganges river delta and south lo Cox' Bazar. Tidal waves swepl over Ihe delta islands of Kutubdia, Sonadia, Maheshkhali and Chakoria. The tale of thou- sands of people who could not be evacuated was unknown. All contact with the islands was cut off. Minister for Relief Ketish Chandra Mabdal said the waves were eight to II) feet high. About KM) Red Cross vol- unteers left Cox' Bazar with emergency relief. But uproot- ed trees reportedly blocked roads to Cliillagong, 511 miles north. Police Eject Indian Protesters From Building MILTON, Wash. (AP) Police evicted about two dozen Indians from a Roman Cathol- ic cemetery building early after the Indians occupied il vowing to convert .it into a group home for Indi- an children. About HI adull Indians were urrested for criminal trespass, King county Police LI. Frank Chase said. The remaining occupants, all children, were taken to a Seattle youth center and lo receiving homes. No injuries were reported. Ramona Bennett, chair- woman of the Puyallup tribe, said persons donating funds lo the Catholic Missionary Board in Ihe lale 1880s for purchase 'of Ihe land in Milton, about 25 miles south of Seattle, did so with the understanding the area would be used for Indian educational services. The group, calling itself the Indian Group Home Coalition, mailed a letter late Wednes- day lo Archbishop Thomas A. Connolly of Seattle, advising him of their action. UNITED NATIONS (AP) By a Iwo-vote margin, the U.N. General Assembly Thursday staved off Chinese and Third World demands to oust the pro-American Lon Nol government of Cambodia from the U.N. The assembly voted 56-54 with 24 abstentions for a reso- lution aimed at conciliation between President Lon Nol's government in Phnom Penh and the rebel followers of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, whose exile regime is based in Peking. Would Continue In Cambodia, observers speculated that the war would continue for some lime de- spite the U.N. resolution. The Phnom Penh government of- fered on July 9 to start un- conditional negotiations, but the insurgents have not re- plied. Lon Nol was said in Phnom Penh to be gratified by the vote but was withholding reac- tion until he read the resolu- tion. Lon Nol seized power in March, 1970, while Sihanouk was in Europe. American forces entered Cambodia (he next month in what was an- nounced as an attempt lo clean out Communist sanc- tuaries, a move Sihanouk had opposed. The assembly vole after midnight climaxed a tense nine-hour session. II approved a resolution calling on "all Hie powers which have been influ- encing the two parties to the conflict" in Cambodia to "use llieir good offices for concilia- lion between these two parlies with a view to restoring peace." "Lend Assistance" II also asked U.N.Secretary- General Waldheim lo "lend appropriate assistance to the two contending parties claim- ing lawful rights in Cambod- ia" and to report to the Gener- al Assembly in a year. The issue had split the Aral) and'African blocs, who when united often dominate the assembly. Some of them ab- stained or voted witli South- east Asian, European, Soulh and North American countries including the U.S. who opposed seating Sihanouk's exile regime at the U.N. China, a leader of the drive to install Sihanouk's regime in the world organization, said angrily that the vote was a "shame to the United Na- tions" and Ihe resolution as an "utterly null and void and meaningless scrap of paper." Today's Index Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Marlon Movies Society Sports Klatc Winl 7F 3A 6A.7A m.; IF-fiF 10-31) in PIEDMONT, Calif. (AP) Ten-year-old ,Iohn Robert DeBoll, blind and partly par- alyzed, had much lo be thank- ful for Thursday a new home, two loving adoptive parents, and Hi brothers and si.slers. He flew here Tuesday from New York with his new par- ents, Robert and Dorothy DeBoll, who have adopled or become legal guardians to of Iheir 17 children. "He's a fantastic boy who has Ihe same unbelievable spirit of the oilier said Mrs. Delloll. Find 1'arcnls The DoBolls firsl became aware of when a nurse al a New York Imspilal wrote asking them lo find parents for him. When (hey failed in (Ins, they adopted him them- selves. "She explained that he's al- ways wanted lo be adopted and lie's never had a family of his Mrs. DeBoll said. "We couldn't locale a family for him because multiple handicaps are frightening lo many people. "But we've had so much ex- perience with paraplegic kids and with kids, sn we thought, 'Hey, this special kid should he a DeBoll1." The DcBolls have been accepting handicapped children since 1057 blacks, whiles, Koreans and Vietnam- ese. Youngsters, ranging ill age from (i through the teens, who have been crippled by birth defects, battered by abusive parents or scarred by war. Determined "They all an able said Mrs. DeBoll "They're not thinking about being paralyzed or blind. They're determined to do ev- erything they can with what (hey have." The DeBolls have set up a nonprofit foundation Aid to the Adoption of Special Kids to help people adopt handi- capped children. It began when Robert, a divorcee with a 9-year-old daughter, married widow Dor- othy Alwood in Mrs. DeBoll brought seven chil- dren, two of them adopled, to Ihe family. "We said then thai we were going lo open our hearts at home to all who would she recalled. "I don't think we realized then lhat so many would be knocking on our door when we said that. Addition" "Bui MI many people send us letters telling us about children and asking us to find parents for them. We look at Ihe kid and say lo ourselves, 'Gee, wouldn't he make a greal addiliou lo our Of having 17 kids under one roof, he said: "H's a kind of joyous bed- lam. Bob and I could walk out of the house and they'd never know we're gone." The logistics of maintaining such a brood are enormous, but the financial burden is no! as greal as many believe, they said. "We're not a wealthy fami- said Mrs. Deliolt, "but we manage. "We budget constantly. We hit all the sales. We grow all of our own produce in nur lurk yard We go to (hr wholesale stores and buy battered cans." ;