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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Snow ending tonight or early Sunday. Highs Sunday in 30s and lows tonight in 20s. L<U CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 325 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES HEAVY SNOW BLANKETS IOWA 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. observer forces on the Golan i Heights for another six months, j In a 13-0 vote, the council' decided Friday to maintain the 1.224-member buffer force stationed 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 warnings 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 t Countless Cars Slide Off Roads Gazette leased Wires    |    The deaths of Robert Stcrn- An unexpected snow storm Jf* ?• and Jacqueline Weikcrt dumped up to nine inches of J • ol Muscatine, and Hugh snow on Iowa by Saturday ^ <lws< ? n ’ J"’ Cedar Rapids, morning, with several more brought the Thanksgiving holi- inches expected     day weekend d <‘ ath to11 to s,x - The National Weather Service ™ ekend *«“ a ! 6 pn ?-warned that driving conditions     and    W,U    end #t mid * will remain hazardous in south- nik t 1 ~ u ™ ay * .. 4 .    .    __ eastern counties Saturday, and. Authorities said the two Mu*- the snowy weather has been caUne youn K ^ rs « ns we / e listed as a contributing factor sengers rn a car driven by Rob-in three traffic deaths    f 1 s ™ ther - Kathleen Stern- Because of the slow move- ^, “t wh,ch r , e '“ r l ! y ment of the low pressure system s'taped ***** slick high ,     1    f    iuuriU hi nfior Iii I icr»af mo onH intr causing the snow and a continued flow of moist air from the east, the snow will end slowly over Iowa, especially in the east, the NWS said Total snow accumulations way 61 near Muscatine and into the path of a car driven by Julius Nims, 33, of Maquoketa. Nims and his son, Tony, 7, were injured. Cedar Rapids highway patrol Losing Baffle? Gazette Photo by John Mclvtt could reach one foot in parts of I headquarter reported the the southeast by Saturday night. , l bcavy ? nowfa ! 1 was responsible Travel over most of the state ^ at . ‘«* s * 40 acc,den,s J*?* is hazardous. Blowing and drift- mg* hut none resulted in mg snow may make travel im- *i 10us “’Impossible in some areas of the Troopers said countless cars Overnight accumulation of snow, reaching a depth of over 4 inches in Cedar 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. rn. The forecast called for snow through 6 a. rn. Sunday with an additional accumulation of two to four inches. southeasl late Saturday, the NWS said. Worst weather conditions occurred in the southeast part of the state slid off highways and county roads and were abandoned by drivers. Roads were 70 to IOO percent covered by snow and ice by The officials said the assurances 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 Middle 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 Scab said the U.S. shared Waldheim’s sen** of urgency on the need for negotiations, declaring: “In the months ahead we shall be bending every effort to advance step by step along the road that leads to a just and lasting peace " Prices Paid Farmers Decline 1.5 Percenf WASHINGTON (AP) — The (to their costs and profits I Versatile Chap, This Kissinger TOKYO (AP) *— Secretary of State Kissinger brought rain to in parched Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Warning of General Oil Company Sfrike Burlington reported eight J Saturday morning with condt-inches of snow or. the ground “on* purt.cularly hazardous on Saturday. Haver,,airt    and    Of-    county roads whidt have not yet tumwa had    six inches,    Des    bern plowed for the most pan. Moines five    inches,    Dubuque    ’ c<> was orm ^® J*!?*’'?’!* four inches.    Mason    City    and    ^ h ! ch contl "^ s '° fa I al ? the Waterloo three inches Fort bl « h " ay P atTOl advi " d a " rno ' Dodge and Council Bluffs two tonsts to driro only if necessary CHICAGO (UPI) - The presi- inches and Spencer and Sioux The companies are holding City one inch. The forecast calls for the prices farmers receive for their |preparing the products for the and a snowstorm to Jerusalem, dent of the Oil, Chemical and vast reserves of gasoline, heat-raw agricultural products fell grocery shelves — a share the the secoru j in memorv    Atomic    Workers Union has mg oil and other petroleum an over-all 1.5 percent from Oct. department says accounts for 15 to Nov. 15, following a four at least 80 percent of this year’s percent increase the month be- retail price rise. fore, the agriculture department said Friday. The Crop Reporting Board said that lower prices for corn, cattle, soybeans, oranges and upland cotton were responsible for the decrease. Higher prices for milk and tomatoes partially offset the decline. Up 3 Percent Retail figures for November will not be available until late December, but Friday’s report showed that the prices farmers themselves pay for food were He didn’t seem to notice. But Saturday in Tokyo, Kissinger outdid himself. The city underwent what it likes to consider a tremor. But any outsider would be inclined to think of it as an earthquake. A few minutes before 7 a m wanted of a long general strike products in storage tanks.”    ISHtaii downfa " against the nation's major oil Grospiron said, according to the    *    J'L.,    Approx companies, the Chicago Tribune Tribune reported Saturday. Union contracts with at least industry, the companies will 90 companies are slated to ex-j manipulate those reserves in an pire Jan. 7.    effort to beat us. They will prob- President A. F. Grospiron ably contrive a few spot short- and then to drive with extreme caution. Snow crews worked through the night, but have been unable to keep ahead of the continuing two inches rn the northwest andl Approxunately a dozen minor ♦ frv    cvnifc    accidents    were    reported    rn    Iowa “lf we have to strike the oil ,    inches    in    the    south-    ............ . east. (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) I ,    ..    '    "told    union chiefs meeting recent-ages to worry the public and the ground under the Okura ltf Jfl    wa,    L    » hotel began to shake. Closets from October 15 and averaged 23 percent below a year before, Although the pattern is not Friday's resolution called for fixed, farm prices generally are all sides in the dispute to “im- reflected in wholesale prices lat-p I e rn e n t immediately” the e r on and then in price changes council’s 1973 cease-fire resolu- in the supermarkets, tion, which also calls on all par- The three percent decrease for confirming the continued slump ties to begin negotiating a set- the month ending in mid-October in the livestock industry, tlement.    brought the index of farm prices    Cattle    were    drawing    $28.30 per That settlement, the 1973 reso- for the year to a level of 0.5    IOO    pounds    of    live    weight,    com- lution said, is to be worked out percent above mid-October 1973. (pared with $30 50 in October and $39 60 last November. The record price was $51.70 in August 1973. Hogs were $36.70 per IOO pounds at the farm, compared with $37 10 in October and $40.50 a year earlier. up three percent by mid-month over mid-October, averaging 15 rattled, beds moved, percent above a year earlier. Nancy Kissinger, somewhat The meat-animal portion of P^ icked > stirred her husband members to tighten their belts i probably do so in the future, the I the index declined four percent 1 rather think lts an earth - ly in Reno that a general strike perhaps jack up prices.’ on Jan. 7 is a “distinct possibil- Grospiron said Interior Secretly.” the Tribune said.    tary Morton has favored the oil “I caution all our oil industry companies in the past and will quake,” he was reported to have said, and he went back to sleep. within the framework of a 1967 The prices farmers have had to formula of Israeli withdrawal pay to meet expenses, however, from Arab territories and Arab were up one percent from a acceptance of Israel’s right to month earlier and 17 percent exist.    above a year ago. “Only a Step"    Weaker    Demand The new resolution pointed Earlier Friday, the depart-out that disengagement agree- ment reported further declines ments worked out by Secretary in grain prices a week ago be- j of State Kissinger early this j cause of weaker export demand $287,000 Jewel Parcel Missing PARIS (AP) — A parcel which contained 44 diamonds valued at $287,000 was missing shortly after it was brought here by plane from New York, police said Saturday. and get set for a long strike,”(newspaper said in a dispatch by he was quoted.    labor reporter James Strong crews went to work at 2 a m. The union previously has de-1 He said the union was getting Saturday on this year’s first manded a $1.50-an-hour wage in-hints from management that oil ma j or snowfall, and Public crease for each of the next companies "are not willing to    .    ’    ..    ,    . three years as well as an un-provide cwtoMiving wage in.: Works    Wayne    Murdock limited cost-of-living clause and creases and other decent im- sa ‘ d he hoped t° have the substantial i rn p r o v ements in provements."    streets clear by mid-afternoon, pensions and fringe benefits, the A meeting is planned Monday; Murdock said the snowfall in Washington Ugh! C.R. Slides Info Winfer Season By Staff Writers    bugs,”    he    said. "Some break- Cedar Raptds snow removal downs and equipment problems that slowed things up a tittle. Tribune said. Oilfield, refinery, marketing terminal and pipeline operation workers currently earn between $5.50 and $6 an hour but have no cost-of-living protection. Fitler-Chauffeur Troth Off year on the Egyptian and SyTian and a weaker U.S. economy.,     f    f    -    - -    ,    , fronts “are only a step” toward The prices of corn and other pm i a run nun <ad>    u i    t    a    i,    u    *    .    r ^    ^     T    .    m tho negotiated .solutions called key grains that were driv- PHILADELPHIA , < API - The Wilson was found picking up hun get a loan from a bank anti -stop taring Arctae Bunkers" for by the council after last en'up by poor harvests were re- y0U -"8 wekh chauffeur engaged some personal items from the they turned him down. It wax for high government jobs. was about twice what was forecast. The weather service employed by the city to make predictions had forecast two inches, he said. About 80 people were    involved NEW YORK (AP) —    Agricul-    in the snow’ clearing    process, ture Secretary    Butz’    remark    approximately eight to    ten short about Pope Paul    has brought a    of full strength, demand from a Jewish religious Asks Ford Stop Hiring Bunkers’ by | - - -year’s October war.    ported    down    because    of    poor to 77-year-old millionaire Rachel house” and left without Fitler has been put out of her cident. house, and a member of her    “No    Problem” staff said the engagement is off. j     was n<) prob|em Happy Rockefeller’s aunt was dicated at all,’ in- just the money he wanted,” the Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, na-' staffer said.    tional    interreligious    director    of the American Jewish Committee, said, “I think the time has Botel Job in The U N. General Assembly quality, decreased demand and Friday expressed “gravest con- high numbers of cattle grazing cern” at what it called Israel’s on grass and stubble instead of violations of the human rights being fed grain.    Happy    KocKeteiier    s aunt was dicated at all,” the officer said, tnhTr" iSwilZ" c’kT    ■*    , of civilians in occupied Arab 1 The Nov. 15 price for all com-not available for comment her-adding that no charge was filed.    J" ierv ‘ ew    mat sue was;United States to blow the whis- territories.    modities averaged 82 percentlself after police were called wilson, contacted at the es-* Ure K *? S , a 8 0,c *oig- tie on this pattern of supposedly A resolution, adopted 95-4 with above its 1967 base, compared Friday to see that Michael Wil- t a t e while removing his belong-     3    ,, s    Iieur    as    casual    insults by Secretary Butz 31 abstentions, asks Israel to with 85 percent in October and son, 29, left her suburban es- jngs, said "nothing was the m< or an ^ in ^’    Italian and < at bolk* peo- *    "■      She    met    him    last    winter in pie, and by Gen. George Brown was to the Jewish people, who con-when the marriage would be workm g in a    later    stitute    a large part of the back- Murdock said because no heavy snow was expected and because of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, several employes were out of town and could not be reached. But the biggest problem is that it won’t stop snowing. "The ones we plowed at 2 this morning don’t look like they’ve even been plowed,” Murdock said shortly after 8 a m. Saturday. Four inches of snow was reported at the Cedar Rapids Municipal airport by 6 a.m. (Continued: Page 2, Col. 7.) C. R. Crash Is Fatal to H. C. Rawson Cedar Rapids News A Cedar Rapids man was killed and another person in-“lt was the first snow of the jured Friday afternoon whet! permit a special committee in- 81 percent in November 1973. tate. However, she had said the matter” between him and Miss nwt um w,nt ' I record high has held at day before, “I sort of think it’s Pitier and he had “no idea” pa,m Beach wbere he side its borders to investigate The the alleged violations A second 208 percent since mid-August,!too much for me.’ resolution, passed 121-0 with 1973 seven abstentions, called on| A key factor in relating farm Israel to respect the Geneva prices to retail prices is the Convention on protection of ci- share the middlemen take of the vilians in time of war.    consumer food dollar to apply Holds Boy 50 Minutes in Gravel Pit, Saves Life She was described as “tern- held. He would make no other    her    chauffeur bly upset.”    comments. His whereabouts Miss Fitler, who shared in an a ft er he left the estate were not $8-million inheritance in 1931. known. revealed her engagement last Miss Fitler, already upset month after Wilson placed an a bout the publicity over the en-announcement in a Welsh news- gagement, had become inereas-P a Per    ingly disturbed in recent weeks Not Sure    with Wilson’s growing interest But Thursday, after he re- ,n ^ er ^‘ nances * a sta ^ member bone of the American people ted the companion waving for wasn't sure about the marriage, help.    (“I don’t know. We haven’t By the time Cruz, 36, dived talked about it,” she said turned    to    the    Fitler    maision SALT    LAKE CITY (AP)    — A (Cruz and a fellow worker spot- from    a    trip, his    fiancee    said    she boy, 12, is alive today after a gravel pit worker held onto him for    50    minutes, keeping    him from being sucked through a sand hopper to his death. “He was getting pretty heavy and I was getting pretty tired by    the    time they pulled    him free,” Andy Cruz said Thursday after rescue workers lifted Mike Neally to safety. Mike and a companion were Finally officers arrived to lice.” warned to stay away from the help dig.    A police spokesman said of- hopper, a device which funnels Mike was taken to a hospital, fleers were called to investigate sand onto a conveyor belt, Cruz where he was released after a “suspicious person” shortly said. But a short while later treatment for shock.    before noon Friday. He said said 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 with Hie machinery turned off, sand kept shifting and covering the youngster. officers arrived The staff member said Wilson entered the mansion Thanksgiving morning through the kitchen. “We put him out of the house then,” said the staffer, who refused to be identified, “and he turned up again today (Friday). That's when we called the po- Today's Index Comics ......5 Crossword Church News .....3 Daily Record....... .......2 Deaths 9 Editorial Features ...... 4 Financial ll Marion .......7 Movies ...... 7 Sports 9, IO Television ......... .......7 VS .nil \cls 12-15 Miss I ltler had said in an Dc- come for the President of the year and we had a few minor their vehicles collided on snow- slickcned E avenue NW. Dead is Hugh C. Rawson, 61, of 4114 E avenue NW. Authorities said he suffered multiple head and chest injuries. Rawson 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, westbound on E avenue NW, and the three-ton truck Hogan was driving collided nearly head-on in the 3800 block about 4:30 p.m. Two other drivers were involved in the accident. A car driven by Billie R. Sileiman. 32, ‘of 700 Thirty-fifth street, Marion, slid into the side of the truck, pushing it into a ditch. A vehicle operated by AU Suleiman, 36, of the same address, then slid into the rear of the Ervin: Bosfon School Edicf Unconsfifufionol BOSTON (AP) — Senator because “I simply have too Ervin (D-N. C.) says he believes many other obligations resting "Be tried to get her to help court order under which "J® JP 1x5 ab )V U> devok \ ^    *    antI    aitontum !a t hic rn att or - Boston schools are being integrated violates the Constitution's equal protection clause. However, my heart is with you. Likewise my head ” Ervin said Boston’s desegrega- Ervin said such orders are un- tion order, issued by U. S. Dis-constitutional because they di- trict Judge W. Arthur Gamt> vide children into two groups, last summer, “denies the chil-! one to be bused ami the other to dren who are bused the right to attend be allowed to bor hood schools. Tilt* retiring senator’s ments were    in a    letter received    original school Friday by State    Rep. itaymond    case itself.” Flynn (D-Boston), cho had 9, IO asked him to take par' in court saying, “I wish you and those action here    against th .,* federal    I associated with you    the    best    of court order    I    luck and ultimate    victory in    this neigh- attend their neighborhood .schools on account of their race,, com-;and thus is inconsistent with the desegregation Ervin concluded his letter by Great Day For Snowmen Friday night’s snow brought out a lot of young builders Saturday morning — .snowmen of all shapes and sizes were the project. The Gazette had calls from at least fifteen boys and girls or parents who thought their snowman was the biggest or the best and definitely worth a picture. One was asked what made his unique. Bis answer:    "It has beady eyes.” Another boy had measured his snowman—it was exactly 8 feet 8 inches tall. One boy called for a group of youngsters who were having a snowman-building contest. A little girl had a snowman that “was almost as big as the house.” All in all the snow was great--if you were building a snowman. Ervin said he could not do so matter (Continued Page 2, Col. 8 ) I oiluif's Chuckle Autumn is when an unwatched boy, raking, leaves Coeyrlfftf