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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Snow ending tonight or curly Sunduy. Highs Sunday In 30s mid lows tonight In 20s. CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 92 NUMBER 325 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1074 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UP1, NEW YORK TIMES HEAVY Will Retain U.N. Units On Heights UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council has called for early resumption of Middle East peace negotiations and 'agreed to keep U. N. ob- server forces on the Golan Heights for another six months. In a 13-0 vote, the council decided Friday to maintain the buffer force sta- tioned along the Israeli-Syrian front until next May. Its original mandate expired Saturday. China and Iraq did not take part in the voting. The action came amid warn- ings by U.S. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim that the Middle East remains explosive and the dangers of renewed fighting will steadily increase if progress is not made in negotiations. In Damascus, officials said Syrian President Hafez Assad has received assurances from the Soviet Union and the U.S. that the Geneva peace talks will resume in January. No date has been set, they said. Main Reason The officials said the assur- ances were the main reason Assad agreed to extending the mandate for the U.N. forces. Waldheim, who just returned from a four-day visit to the Mid- dle East, said Israel, Syria and Egypt all made clear that "we cannot expect an indeterminate period" of peace to allow a negotiated settlement. U.S. Ambassador John Seal! said the U.S. shared Waldheim's sense of urgency on the need for negotiations, declaring: "In the months ahead we shall be bend- ing every effort to advance step by step along the road that leads to peace." a just and lasting Friday's resolution called for all sides in the dispute to "im- p 1 c m e n t immediately" the council's 1973 cease-fire resolu- tion, which also calls on all par- ties to begin negotiating a set- tlement. That settlement, the 1973 reso- lution said, is to be worked out within the framework of a 1967 formula of Israeli withdrawal from Arab territories and Arab acceptance of Israel's right to exist. The "Only a Step" new resolution pointed out that disengagement agree- ments worked out by Secretary of Stale Kissinger early this year on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts "are only a step" toward the negotiated solutions called for by the council after last year's October war. The U.N. General Assembly Friday expressed "gravest con- cern" at what it called Israel's violations of the human rights of civilians in occupied Arab territories. A resolution, adopted 95-4 with 31 abstentions, asks Israel to permit a special committee in- side its borders to investigate the alleged violations. A second resolution, passed 121-0 with seven abstentions, called on Israel to respect the Geneva Convention on protection of ci- vilians in lime of war. Countless Cars Slide Off Roads Losing Baffle? Photo by John Mclvcr Overnight accumulation of snow, reaching a depth of oVer 4 inches in Qedar Rapids, was getting double treatment by snow removal crews early Saturday. The plow pictured was following another that had just proceeded west on Fourth avenue SE be- tween Fourteenth and Twelfth streets SE. The picture was taken at about 7 a. m. The forecast called for snow through 6 a. m. Sunday with an additional accumulation of two to four inches. Gazette Leased Wires An unexpected snow storm dumped up to nine inches of snow on Iowa by Saturday morning, with several more inches expected. The National Weather Service warned that driving conditions will remain hazardous in south- eastern counties Saturday, and the snowy weather has been listed as a contributing factor in three traffic deaths. Because of the slow move- ment of the low pressure system causing the snow and a con- tinued flow of mioist air from the east, the snow will end slow- ly over Iowa, especially in the cast, the NWS said. Total snow accumulations could reach one foot in parts of the southeast by Saturday night. Travel over most of the state is hazardous. Blowing and drift- ing snow may make travel im- possible in some areas of the southeast late Saturday, the NWS said. Worst weather conditions oc- curred in the southeast part of the state. Burlington reported eight inches of snow on the ground Prices Paid Farmers Decline Percent WASHINGTON (AP) The prices farmers receive for their raw agricultural products fell an over-all 1.5 percent from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, following a four percent increase the month be- fore, the agriculture department said Friday. The Crop Reporting Board said that lower prices for corn, cat- tle, soybeans, oranges and up- land cotton were responsible for the decrease. Higher prices for milk and tomatoes partially off- set the decline. Although the pattern is not fixed, farm prices generally are reflected in wholesale prices lat- er on and then in price changes in the supermarkets. The three percent decrease for the month ending in mid-October brought the index of farm prices for the year to a level of 0.5 percent above mid-October 1073. The prices farmers have had to pay to meet expenses, however, were up one percent from a month earlier and 17 percent above a year ago. Weaker Demand Earlier Friday, the depart- ment reported further declines in grain prices a week ago be- cause of weaker export demand and a weaker U.S. economy. The prices of corn and other key grains that were driv- m up by poor harvests were re- ported down because of poor quality, decreased demand and high numbers of cattle grazing on grass and stubble instead of being fed grain. The Nov. 15 price for all com- modities averaged 82 percent above ils 1967 base, compared with 85 percent in October and 81 percent in November 1973. The record high 'has held at 208 percent since mid-August, 1973. A key factor in relating farm prices to retail prices is the share the middlemen take of tile consumer food dollar to apply Holds Boy 50 Minufes in Gravel Pit, Saves Life SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A boy, 12, is alive today after a gravel pit worker held onto him for 50 minulcs, keeping him from being sucked through a sand hopper lo his death. "He was getting pretly heavy and I was gelling pretty lircd by the lime they pulled him Andy Cruz said Thursday afler rescue workers lifted Mike Ncally lo safely. Mike and a companion were warned to stay away from the hopper, device which funnels Cruz and a fellow worker spoi- led the companion waving for help. By the time Cruz, 3fi, dived into the hopper, all but Mike's face had been covered by sand. While a co-worker raced to turn off the hopper and Mrs. Cruz called police and firemen, Cruz hung on. Even wilh the machinery turned off, sand kept shifting and covering the youngster. Finally officers arrived help dig. to their costs and profits in preparing the products for the grocery shelves a share Ihe department says accounts for at least 80 percent of this year's retail price rise. Up 3 Percent Retail figures for November will not be available until lale December, but Friday's report showed that the prices farmers themselves pay for food were up three percent by mid-month over mid-October, averaging 15 percent above a year earlier. The meat-animal portion of Ihe index declined four percent from October 15 and averaged 23 percent below a year before, confirming the continued slump in the livestock industry. Callle were drawing per 100 pounds of live iveight, com- pared with ?30.50 in October and last November. The record price was in Aug- ust 1973. Hogs were per 100 pounds at the farm, compared with in October a year earlier. .and Versatile Chap, This Kissinger TOKYO (AP) Secretary of State Kissinger brought rain to parched Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a snowstorm to Jerusalem, the second in memory. He didn't seem lo notice. But Saturday in Tokyo, Kis- singer outdid himself. The city underwent what it likes to con- sider a tremor. But any outsider would.be inclined to think of it as an earthquake. A few minulcs before 7 .a.m., the ground under the Okura hotel began to shake. Closets rattled, beds moved. Nancy Kissinger, somewhat panicked, stirred her husband. "I rather think it's an earth- he was reported to have said, and he went back to sleep. Warning of General Oil Company Sfrike CHICAGO (UPI) The presi- dent of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union has warned of a long general strike against the nation's major oil companies, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday. Union contracts wilh at least 90 companies are slated to ex- pire Jan. 7. President A. Jewel Parcel Missing PARIS (AP) A parcel which contained 44 diamonds valued at was missing shortly after it was brought here by plane from New York, police said Saturday. Grospiron told union chiefs meeting recent- ly in Reno that a general strike on Jan. 7 is a "distinct possibil- Ihe Tribune said. "I caution all our oil industry members lo tighten their belts and get set for a long he was quoted. The union previously has de- manded a wage in- crease for each of the next (hrec years as well as an .un- limiled cost-of-Iiving clause and substantial i m p r o v ements in pensions and fringe 'benefits, the Tribune said. Oilfield, refinery, marketing terminal and pipeline operation workers currently earn between and an hour but have no cost-of-living protection. Fitter-Chauffeur Troth Off PHILADELPHIA (AP) The young Welsh chauffeur engaged to 77-year-old millionaire Rachel Filler has been put out of her house, and a member of her staff said the engagement is off. Happy Rockefeller's aunt was not available for comment her- self after police were called Friday to see that Michael Wil- son, 29, left her suburban es- tate. However, she had said the day before, "I sort of think it's too much forme." She was described as "terri- bly upset." Miss Filler, who shared in an SB-million inheritance in 1931, revealed her engagement last month after Wilson placed an announcement in a Welsh news- paper. Not Sure But Thursday, afler he re- turned to the Filler maision from a trip, his fiancee said she wasn't sure about Ihe marriag' "I don't know. We haven't talked about she said. The staff member said Wilson cnlered the mansion Thanksgiv- ing morning through the kilch- n. "We put him out of the house said the staffer, who re- fused lo be identified, "and he turned up again today That's when we called Ihe po- lice." A police spokesman said of- Wilson was found "picking up some personal Hems from the house" and left without in- cident. "There was no problem in- diealed at the officer said, adding that no charge was filed. Wilson, contacted at the es- tate while removing his belong- ings, said "nothing was the matter" between him and Miss siind onto a conveyor Ml, Crux, he was said, lint a short while lalor'lroMmonl for Mike was taken lo a were called to investigate released afler i a ".suspicions i.spic before noon "No Problem" Filler and had "no idea" when the marriage would be held. He would make no oilier comments. II i s whereabouts after he left the estate were not known. Miss Filler, already upset about the publicity over the cn- gagcmcnl, had become increas- ingly disturbed in recent weeks with Wilson's growing interest in her finances, a slaff member said. "He tried lo get her to help Today's Index Comics ......................5 Crossword...................5 Church News ................3 Daily Record ................2 Deaths Kdilnrial Features Financial Marlon........... Movies Sports him get a loan from a bank and they turned him down. It was just the money he the staffer said. Hotel Job Miss Filler had said in an Oc- tober interview that she was sure Wilson was not a golddig- ger because "he's never asked me for anything." She met him last winter in Palm Beach where lie was working in hotel. He became her chauffeur. later "The companies are holding vast reserves of gasoline, heat- ing oil and other petroleum products in storage Grospiron said, according to the Tribune, "It we have to strike the oil industry, Ihe. companies will manipulate those reserves in an effort to beat us. They will prob- ably contrive a few spot short- ages to worry the public and perhaps jack up prices." Grospiron said Interior Secre- tary Morion has favored the oil companies in the past and will probably do so in the future, the newspaper said in a dispatch by labor reporter James Strong. He said the union was gelling hints from management that oil companies "are not willing to provide cost-of-llving wage in- creases and other decent im- provements.'1 A meeting is planned Monday in Washington. Asks Ford 'Stop Hiring Bunkers' NEW YORK (AP) i- Agricul- ture Secretary Butz' remark about Pope Paul has brought a demand from a Jewish religious leader that President Ford "stop hiring Archie Bunkers" for high government jobs. Rabbi Marc Tancnbaum, na- tional inlcrreligious director of Ihe American Jewish Commit- tee, said, "I think the time has come for the President of the United Slates to blow the whis- tle on this pattern of supposedly casual insults by Secretary Butz to the Italian and Catholic peo- ple, and by Gen. George Brown to the Jewish people, who con- stitute a large part of the back- bone of the American people." ....2 ...II ....7 7 .9, 10 person" shortly Friday. I In said! Television...................7 Want Arts .12-15 Ervin: Boston School Edict Unconstitutional BOSTON (AIM .Sciialorjbecau.se "I simply have too Ervin (D-N. C.) says other obligations resting _ nnnn rim In lip ;ihlri IA Hnvntn Saturday. Davenport and lumwa had six inches, Moines five [our inches, 01- Des inches, Dubuque Mason City anc Waterloo three inches, Fort Dodge and) Council Bluffs two inches and Spencer and Sioux City one inch. The forecast calls for the snow to continue .through Satur- day, with additional accumula- tions expected to be less than two inches in the northwest and two to four inches in the south- east. The deaths of Robert Stcrn- )erg, 5, and Jacqueline Weikert, 14, both of Muscatine, and Hugh (il, of Cedar Rapids, wrought the Thanksgiving holi- day weekend death toll lo six. The weekend began at G p.m. Wednesday and will end at mid- night Sunday. Authorities said the two Mus- catine young persons were pas- sengers in a car driven by Rob- ert's mother, Kathleen Stern- aerg, 28, which reportedly slipped sideways on.slick high- way 61 near Muscatine and into Ihe path of a car driven by Julius Nims, 33, of Maquoketa. Nims and his son, Tony, 7, were injured. Cedar Rapids highway patrol headquarters reported the lieavy snowfall was responsible for at least 40 accidents during the night, but none resulted in serious injuries. Troopers said countless cars slid off highways and county roads and were abandoned by drivers. Roads were 70 lo 100 per- cent covered by snow and ice by Saturday morning, with condi- tions particularly hazardous on county roads which have not yet been plowed for the most part. Ice was Iforming under snow Which continues lo fall and the highway patrol advised all mo- torists to drive only if necessary and then lo drive with extreme caution. Snow crews worked) 'through the night, but have been unable to keep ahead of the continuing downfall. Approximately a dozen piinor accidents were reported in Iowa (Continued- Page 2, Col. 5.) Ugh! Slides Info Winter Season the court order under which Boston schools arc being in- legratcd violates the Constitu- tion's equal protection clause. Ervin said such orders arc un- constitutional because they di- vide children inlo two groups, one to be bused and the other (o be allowed lo attend neigh- borhood .schools. The retiring senator's com- ments were in a letter received Friday by .Slate Rep. Raymond Flynn who had asked him lo take part in court upon me to be able to devote any attention lo this matter. However, my heart is with you. Likewise my head." Krvin said Boston's desegrega- tion order, issued by U. S. Dis- trict Judge W. Arthur Garrity last summer, "denies the chil- dren who are bused the right to attend their neighborhood schools on account of their race, and thus is inconsistent wilh the original school desegregation case ilsclf." action here against. Ihe federal court order. Kivin said ho could not do .so'maller." saying, "1 wish you and those! associated wilh you the best ofj iluck and ultimate victory in this By Staff Writers Cedar Ilapids snow removal crews went to work at 2 a.m. Saturday on this year's first major snowfall, and Public Works Supl. Wayne Murdock said he hoped to have the streets clear by mid-afternoon. Murdock said the snowfall was about twice what was [fore- cast. The weather service em- ployed by the city to make predictions had forecast two inches, he said. About 80 ipcople were involved in the snow clearing process, approximately eight lo ten short of full strength. Murdock said because no heavy snow was expected and because of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, several em- ployes were out of town and could not be reached. "It was the first snow of the year and we had a few minor Great Day For Snowmen Friday night's snow brought out a lot of young builders Saturday morning snowmen of all shapes and were the project. The Gazette had calls from at least fifteen boys and girls or parents who thought i li e i r snowman was the biggest or the best and definitely worth a picture. One was asked what made his unique. His an- swer: "It has beady eyes." Anolher boy had meas- ured his snowman -it was exactly (1 feel 8 indies tall. One boy called for a group of youngsters who were having a snowman- building contest. A little girl had a .snow- man that "was as big as Ihe house." All in all the snow was great--if you were build- ing a snowman. he said. "Some break- downs and equipment problems that slowed tilings up a little. But the biggest problem is that il won't stop snowing. "The ones we plowed at 2 this morning don't look like they've even been Murdock said shortly after 8 a.m. Satur- day. Four inches of snow was reported at (lie Cedar Rapids Municipal airport by 6 n.m. (Continued: Page 2, Col. 7.) C. R. Crash Is Fatal to H. C. Rawson Cedar Rapids A Cedar Rapids man was killed and another person in- jured Friday afternoon when their vehicles collided on snow- slickcned E avenue NW. Dead is Hugh C. Rawson, 61, of 4114 E avenue NW. Authori- ties said he suffered multiple head and chest injuries. was dead on arrival at Mercy hospital. Admitted in satisfactory condition at Mercy was Scott A. Hogan, 17, of 3121 Hogan avenue NW. He suffered cuts on his left leg and a broken nose. Cedar Rapids police said Rawson's passenger car, wesl- bound on E avenue NW, and the three-ton truck Hogan was driv- ing collided nearly head-on in the 3800 block about p.m. Two olhcr drivers were in- volved in Ihe accident. A car driven hy Billie R. Suleiman, 32, of 700 Thirly-fiflh street, Mar- ion, slid inlo the side truck, pushing it into a ditch. A vehicle operated by All Su- leiman, 36, of the same address, then slid inlo Ihe rear of Hie (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8.) Chuckle Autumn is when an un- walrhed boy, raking, leaves. 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