Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 29, 1974

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November 29, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Occasional enow to- night and Saturday. Lows tonight, mid 'ids. Highs Saturday, upper 20s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 324 CITY F9NAL 15 CENTS _ _ _ CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 29, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UP1, NEW YORK TIMES COURT DOCTORS Ban of IRA Is Voted by Parliament LONDON (UPI) Parli merit 'and Queen. Elizabeth Fi day outlawed the Irish Repub can Army and gave polii wider emergency powers' to. a rest and hold s u s p e c t e bombers and terrorists. Scotland Yard mainlaine tight security throughout Lo don against retaliatory IRA a tacks. The bill received an unoi posed third and final reading the house of commons afte; 17-hour debate. The house lords gave it rubber-stamp a] proval less than 15 minute after receiving it and rushed to the queen, who signed it. "Too Soft" Opposition legislators, called too soft. The government drafted th bill following bombings in Bii miiigham last week that kille 20 persons. Police blamed th IRA for the blasts. Bombs have killed 49 person and injured more than 800 Britain in the last two years a the IRA has campaigned lo en British rule in Northern Ireland The bill makes the organiz; lion illegal in Britain for th first time and bans wearing o its uniform. It also gives aulh orities power to bar or expe IRA suspects from Britain. Parlies Unite Spokesmen for all partiei united to support the crackdown in parliament. Objections came from individ ual members demanding a dou bling of the maximum fiv< years' imprisonment for IRA membership and seeking to give the police even tougher powers Northern Ireland members complained that the expulsioi provision had the effect of treat ing Northern Ireland like foreign country and askec changes. Dolours and Marion Price convicted bombers am members of the IRA, began a hunger strike in London's Brix ton prison after parliament passed the bill. Dolours 23. and Marion. 20, ended a 205-day hunger strike in June after they received assur- ances they would be allowed to serve the bulk of Iheir Jife sen- tences in a prison in their Northern Ireland homeland. The government said they began refusing food Friday be- cause Home Secretary Roy Jen- kins announced they would not be transferred'to land. Five Northern Irishmen charged in the Birmingham bombings have been beaten up in prison, apparently by fellow prisoners, newspapers said. The five appeared in magis- trate's court Thursday with black eyes, cuts and bruises. Israelis Kill 5 Guerillas TEL AVIV (AP) Israeli soldiers early Friday engaged a band of Arab guerilla infiltra- lors on the border with Lebanon anil killed five in a firelight, the high command said. The fight began before mid- night as an Israeli patrol caught Hie guerillas trying lo slip through a security fence near Ml. Dov, overlooking southeast- ern Lebanon, a 'military spokes- man said. No Israeli casualties were re- purled. The spokesman said ri- fles, bazookas and sabotage equipment were found with the dead infiltrators. Israel said papers on Hie gue- rillas' bodies identified Iheni as members of Ihe Popular Front for Ihe Liberation of Palestine. The PFLP, led by George lla- liash, has rejected Ihe over-all leadership of Yasser Arafat in Ihu I'jilcslinc l.ilienilion Organi- zation. Guest of Honor Welcomed British Prime Minister Harold Wilson welcomes Golda Meir, former Israeli premier, at a London din- ner given by the Labor Friends of Israel. Mrs. Meir w as guest of honor. Ford Orders Butz To Apologize Jazetlc Leased Wires WASHINGTON Presiden: 'ord Friday ordered Secretary f Agriculture Earl Butz lo apoi gize for mocking Pope Paul Ts position on birlh control. Ford summoned Butz lo his )val Office and told him an ear er statement the secrtary made explaining his remarks 'as inadequate arid he should apologize (o any and all indi- iduals who may have been of- endcd." A few minules later, Butz re- ssued the statement, adding lat "I sincerely apologize for ny part I played" in the con- Reporting this, Press Sccre- ary Ron Nessen said Ford told utz he did not think the con- roversial remarks alone were ause lo dismiss the cabinet lember. "In No Way" Nessen said Ford made it ear he "disapproved of the emarks, disavowed the re- Larks, and the remarks in no ay represent his own views." Blitz was quoted as telling ewsmen Wednesday in mock alian dialect in commenting n world hunger 'and the Pope's rth 'control stand: "He no aya the game; he no rriaka the ules." Nessen was reminded that en. George Brown, chairman Illie joint chiefs of staff, was 'Ccntly rebuked by Ford for itieizing Jewish influence in e U. S. and the press aide was kcd if Ford did not feel he ad to spend a lot of time chid- members of his administra- 1 lion about such remarks. 'He spent 10 minutes Brown and 15 minules with said Nessen. "Not a Pattern" "I get the feeling he does not Ihink this is a pattern endemic to Ihis he added. quit, Nessen said he had no in- dication he did. The press secretary was asked if Ford could fairly be described as angry. He said he would "let the lone of these remarks speak for themselves." Asked about Ford's Views on family planning, Nessen sai( these were a matter of recorc and not germane lo discussior of Bulz' comment. Bulz Regret Earlier Friday Butz had sai< he regretted that his remarks Asked if Butz had offered to had been interpreted by some as intended "to impugn the mo lives or the integrity of any religious group, ethnic group 01 religious leader." "I regret that some such in- terpretations have been Butz said. The office of Cardinal Terence Linn Unemployment Level Down to 1.6% Cedar Rapids While the nation is ..gorged with talk about recession, unem- ployment and even depression, Linn county during October en- joyed its best'employment pic- .ure in nearly'a decade. Statistics gathered by the o w a Employment Security Commission show Oclober un- employment was only 1.6 per- cent of the work force, while the national rate was at an even six Jercent. In numbers too, unemploy- ment was down. Tiie number of jobless workers dropped from in Seplcmber lo in Oclober. The labor force dropped by 100 lo The main factor in October'; employment picture was season- al hiring for agriculture. Manu- est unemployment for Linn county at least in 'modern times was in 1951, and 1953 when the jobless rate ..was..' O.Y percent. Can the local economy''-.with- stand the bearish pressures from without? IESC officials say the jobless rate is likely to creep upward in coming months at least Sets Price Freeze, Warning NEW YORK (AP) The supermarket chain has an- nounced a price freeze on aboul products bearing ils own labels and instituted an early warning system on price in- creases in its stores across the nation. H said Ihe freeze on private labels will extend at least until Jan. I and will cover items including bread, cheese, coffee, canned fruils and vege- pasta and frozen foods. Under the early warning sys- tem, it said, beginning Monday all stores will post weekly lists of products going up in price and (he amount of Ihe increase .even day.s before Ihr change lakes effort. 'acturing employment was also with higher. Not since 1965, when unem- p 1 o y m c n I was consistently below 1.5 dropping lo 0.9 at one point has the job picture been any better. Gazette files indicate the low- Today's Index Comics .....................18 Courthouse ..................3 Crossword ..................18 Daily Record Deaths ......................3 Editorial Features.......... 6 Farm ......................14 ..................in Mnrion .....................7 Movies ..................11-13 Society .....................in Sports ...................15-17 Stale .......................8 Television .................9 Want Ads ................21-25 through February. Such a fore- cast, they noted, assumes no large layoffs. Average weekly earnings for all manufacturing during Oc- tober was compared to a year ago. The average work week was 41.8, about the same as in October of Cooke in New York accused Bulz of "ethnic mockery and vulgar religious prejudice" and demanded an apology or his resignation. Rep. Mario Biaggi (D-N. Y.) asked his ouslcr. Quoting Joke Spokesmen for Bulz had said he had not used the words as his own but had merely been telling newsmen about a joke, attribut- ed to an unnamed Italian woman, which circulated through the world food confer- ence this month in Rome. "It is unfortunate lhai a few remarks I made at a news ireakfasl with 20 reporters were taken out of context in one ac- count of thai meeting and esca- ated in the news with an in- .erpretalion clearly nol intend- Butz said. His statement did. not rehash detaiis'pMhe birlh control com: ment but stressed that his re- marks were in the context of an lour-long discussion "centered around Ihe serious problem of h6 world population-food ratio low and in the years ahead." World Population The Pope, in a talk at the food Conference, had criticized vealthy nations for recommend- ng population control in poor ountries to help solve the world ood problem. It was questioning by ncws- ncn on that point which led to 3utz' controversial remark. "I Ford Plans Visit to Mainland China in '75 WASHINGTON (AP) Prcs- recognition of Taiwan as the bar summoned reporters the text of the brief (Continued; Page 3, Col. C.) ident Ford will visit mainland China sometime next year, White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen announced Friday. Tentative plans for the visit, which would be the second by an American President in three years, were arranged by Secre- tary of Slate Kissinger in talks in Peking this week with Chi- nese officials. "I look forward to visiting the People's Republic of China sometime next year and to con- tinuing the process of normaliz- ng our Fort! said in a written statement. Not the First It will not be Ford's first trip .0 China. He went to Peking in the summer of 1972 with a con- gressional delegation. Nessen said he could not be more specific on the timing of Ford's trip. Plans for visit were disclosed in an unusually brief communique issued simulta- neously in Washington and Pe- king to report !on Kissinger's visit to the Chinese capital. Nessen and read document, which said simply: "Frank Talks" "Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, U.S. secretary of state and' assistant to the President for national se- curity affairs, visited the Peo- ple's Republic of China from Vov. 25 through Nov. 29, 1974. The U.S. and Chinese sides held Frank, wide-ranging and mutual- ly beneficial talks. They reaf- tirmed their unchanged commit- ment to the principles of the Shanghai communique. The two jovernmcnls agreed that Pres- ident Gerald R. Ford would visit ;he People's Republic of China in 1975." The Shanghai communique was issued at the conclusion of 'ormer President Nixon's first trip to China in February, 1972. In that document, the two countries pledged they would work toward a normalization of relations. Common Policy Nixon and his Chinese hosts 'ailed to agree, however, on a common policy toward tile Na- tionalist Chinese island of Tai- wan. Kissinger, on his way home from Peking without seeing Chairman Mao Tse-lung this trip, apparently made no majoi weakthrough regarding Taiwan during his latest talks in the Chinese capital. Skirled the Issue American officials refused to comment on much of the talks during Kissinger's visit, but said China and the U.S. agreed to skirt the major issue dividing hem U.S. recognition of the Taiwan government. Newsmen asked a U. S. official f America's two-China policy came up during Kissinger's alks with Premier Chou En-lai, Deputy Premier Teng Hsiao- ling and Foreign Minister Chiao Cuan-hua. "We're not pushing the official said. Is Peking, which cites U. S. toward full Sino-American rela- tions, pressing it? "There's no great said the official. A communique on Kissinger's five-day visit was expected Fri- day or Saturday. "Candid Spirit" In his banquet toast to Kis- singer, Foreign Minister Chiao said their exchanges were held 'in a candid spirit." Kissinger replied that "the process of im- proving relations with the Peo- olc's Republic is a fixed princi- ple of American foreign policy. "This principle was reaf- firmed and strengthened in our Kissinger said. Mao Tse-tung invited Kis- singer to personal meetings dur- ing both of the American's visits lo China last year. On this trip Kissinger saw Premier Chou En-lai, the seconc most powerful man in China But the lack of an audience will Jhairman Mao was an obvious disappointment, although i might have been because thi Chinese felt their 80-year-oli leader was physically too weal for such a meeting. WASHINGTON (AP) The court-appointed panel of doctors that examined former President Nixon earlier this week told Judge John Sirica Friday that Nixon is not presently able to travel to Washington to testify in the Watergate cover-up trial. The doctors also said that Nixon is not well enough to give a deposition but that "we would estimate that he should be able to give a deposition in his home by Jan. 6." The report signed by Dr. Charles Hufnagel said that "it is difficult to predict with accura- cy" when Nixon could travel to Washington "without excessive Oil Tycoon H. L. Hunt Dies at 85 H. L. HUNT DALLAS (UPIJ Oil Billion- aire Haroldson Lafayetle Hunt 85, died Friday in Baylor Medi- cal Center. He entered the hospital Sept. 14 with, what was described as a virus. Hunt's wealth was estimated at billion to billion and could have been even more.'He enjoyed chatting generally about money but changed the subject when asked directly how much he was worth. Hunt was a nalive of Ramsey, 111., but left home at 15, working liis way across the West and into' Ihe Moose Jaw country of Saskatchewan as a farmhand, laborer, lumberjack, cowboy and mule skinner. He moved to El Dorado, Ark., in 1921, after, gelling into the oil business, but made his fortune with vast holdings in the rich east Texas field. Hunt said that in World war II (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Increasing Art Thefts Enrage Ital ROME (AP) A govern- ment publication charges that foreign banks are investing in stolen Italian art works and that several European muse- ums arc displaying "illegally acquired" masterpieces. A recent issue of Vila Ita- liana, published by the office of Ihe premier, said more Mian works were stolen in 1973 and Ihe problem is worsening. It declared that the provin- cial archaeological museum of Brindisi and the civic muse- um, of Termini Imerese have been virtually emptied. Thieves have pilfered from Ihcm ancient vases, coins and bronze statues, mostly dating back lo Greek' and Roman limes, it said. An Italian abroad feels "painfully astonished" al .see- ing masterpieces of, "illegal acquisition" exhibited not only in private collections but also in state museums, Vita Ha- liana said. H cited a madonna and child by Lorenzo Monaco re- ported stolen in Milan and now on show in the Museum of Stuttgart in West Germany. As another example, it said a panel painted in 1483 by Jaco- pn del Sellaio was stolen from the church of San Frediao in Florence and is now on dis- play at the Stale Museum of Berlin. "Perhaps the most striking case is that of a madonna by Paolo Veronese. It was taken away by German armies in 1943 and is si ill adorning a German government bull d- the article said. II .s.'iid mnsl of Ihe stolen arl works are smuggled and sold abroad by international orga- nizations "that can count on a ring of experts" and claimed that "some European banks' invest mcnt plans include the purchase of arl works even if stolen." Vita Ilaliana iden- tified none of Ihe banks alle- gedly involved. The article complained that legislation from sources liko Ihe U. N. Educational, Scien- tific and Cultural Organization have been ineffective in hail- ing Ihe drain. "Not all coun- tries have signed the UNESCO agreement calling for the ex- Iradilion of art works unlaw- fully imported." il said. "You can trade a stolen art piece as you like if you keep it hid- den for a while." As for Italy's efforts lo pro- led ils arlislic heritage, II io publication said sufficient pro- tection is almost impossible. Ital y has almost churches and liO.OOO other-reli- gious buildings, many with splendid Renaissance period artifacts; 200 stale museums; and hundreds of municipal and private art collections. Nevertheless, Vita Italiana implied that more could be done, it said Ihat in 1971] the Kalian Fine Arls Authority set aside only for install- ing alarms in just 53 muse- ums and churches. In the same year art Ihefls jumped lo There were in Koemise of Ihe increasing problem, some experl.s have decided the only way for full protection of arl masterpieces i is lo keep Ilieiu hidden from Iho public. Trip Possible The report added that if Nixon recovers at an anticipated rate without further complications "we would estimate that such a trip would be possible by Feb. The trial, now in its ninth week, is expected to be conclud- ed by Christmas, therefore making it certain that Nixon cannot testify. He had been sub- poenaed by John Ehrlichman, one of the five defendants. The doctors said that if Nix- on's recovery continues that he might be able to testify at a courtroom near his home at San Clemente, Calif., by Feb. 2. The possibility remained that Sirica could order a delay in the trial long enough to obtain the former President's testiniony by deposition. Medical Reasons Hufnagel's report-did not dis- cuss the medical reasons on which it was based but said the panel could do so if required. "This would involve specific information regarding his condi- tion which we have been in- structed is the Hufnagel letter said; adding, "I would be pleased to meet with you to discuss the reasons for the opinions." The other members of the oanel are Dr. Richard Ross, a cardiovascular specialist from Johns Hopkins university in Bal- imore. and Dr. John Spittell of he Mayo clinic in Minnesota. Hufnagel is a cardiovascular surgeon at Georgetown universi- y hospital in Washington. Panel's Interview The report, headed "Physical iondition of Mr. Richard M. called attention to the land's interview with Dr. Eldon lickman, w h o inserted a lothes-pin-like clip in Nixon's elt leg on Oct. 29 to prevent ihlebitis-caused blood clots from noving through his body. The report also said the medi- records, X-rays, and labora- ory data- on Nixon were studied nd that the former President vas given a physical examina- ion at his home "with his con- ent and cooperation." After the report was made Miblic, H. R. Ilaldeman'testified e knew Nixon campaign of- icials bad "a general intention" o gather political intelligence in bu! was completely un- aware of plans to bug Water- gate. Kaldcman, formerly Nixon's top White House aide and one of five defendants in Ihe trial, spoke directly to the jury as he answered Ihe questions of his attorney, John Wilson. He said he knew nothing of plans to bug Democratic headquarters in the Watergate, although his aides maintained contact with the Nixon .re-election committee. Sense" I have no recollection of any communcalion concerning inlel- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Chuflete Now lhat die dec-lions and Thanksgiving arc bolh over, easy In sec why one fol- lows llu- itllicr (.oi'vrn.il ;