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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Clear tonight with lowi 15'to Sunny and warmer Tuesday CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA; MONDAY, DECEMBERS, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Telopholo Weary Travelers Tom Slezak watched over his two sleeping sons, Jeff and John, Sunday night in their temporary home at Tappan junior high school in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Slezaks, on their way back to Cleveland, were forced to abandon their car, and like some other travelers, were housed overnight, by the Red Cross. 6.5% Jobles Would Alter Tactics: Ford NEW YORK (UPI) Pre ident Ford says he may take a ditional action to bolster th sagging economy, but has rule out wage-and price controls, was reported Sunday. In an interview in Newswce magazine, Ford also said News Conference Set for Today WASHINGTON dent Ford Monday holds Jiis first nationally broadcast news conference since returning from the Soviet Union with a tentative nuclear arms agree- ment. The meeting with reporters raises -an opportunity for Ford to ''give the public 'tile first specific details of llie agree- ment. The news conference was set for p.m. Iowa time would not try to impose a gaso line tax to save energy. And h blamed congressional foot-drag ging for- many of the nation'; energy problems. The economy !ias been dete- riorating rapidly since early October, the President said, and if unemployment hits 6.5 percent, his economic aides arc "prepared for alterna- tives." "The jump to 6. (percent) was a Ford told Newsweek "I would, say G.5 percent woul ogged down in red tape. Israeli Shelling Israel never has released de- ,ails about the programs under study at its nuclear one of them a highly secret in- stallation in the .Negev near )imona.'The other is at Nahal Sorck, near coastal Ashdod. Reports in Beirutj'meanwhile said two Israeli gunboat shelled a large Palestinian refu gee camp on the Mediterranean coast in southern Lebanon Israel had vowed on SUnda; to pursue Arab guerillas to thei bases in Lebanon following weekend guerilla raid into Israel which killed an. Israel Moslem The Beirut news reports said that Monday's Israeli gunboat attack on the Rashidieyh, jusl south of the ancient porfcity ol Tyre, caused minor damage anc ho casualties. the _________ ap- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Newsmen stationed in area said the gunboats First Tallies Show Close UMW Vote CHARLESTON, W Va (UPi; Striking coal miners voted by secret ballot Monday for the first time in. United Mine Work- ers history to accept or reject a new wage contract with the coal industry The first early returns, from four UMW locals m Pennsyl vama, showed a vote of 514-512 "or ratification of the proposed three-year agreement, which union leaders said called for a i4 percent increase in economic Jenefits. The returns were too few to establish a trend. :he .UMW leadership predicted the contract would be adopted. In 'Washington, UMW Pres dent Arnold Miller sent' tele Russia might supply such nu- grams asking all1 local unions to ceep their ballot boxes open an extra day through 7 p.m. CST Vednesday because of heavy snow which has hindered trave" n the coal fields "We want to iinaximize rank and file.participation in this the inipn's first 'ratification vote by flowing'every member the op- xn-tunity to exercise-his denio- ratic Miller said. 'Miners at1 U.S. !reek mine in Washington ounty, Pa.j voted 238-225 to ac- ept, but at the Tunnelton Min- ng Co. 'in Indiana county, Pa., (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) Wait Until Nixon Well: Ehrlichman WASHINGTON (AP) De- fendant John Elhrlichman's laW- yer asked Monday that the Wa- tergate cover-up tnal be re- cessed over the Christmas holi- days in hopes, that 'the delay would make it possible to obtain testimony from former Pres- ident Nixon Ehrlichman's lawyer, William Frates, proposed to Judge John Sirica that the jury be sent home Dec 23 or 24 and then re- turn next month in time for Nix- on lo give a deposition at his estate in San Clemente, Calif. Three court-appointed doctors said Friday that complications From the phlebitis in Nixon's left leg would prevent him from giv- ing even limited trial testimony by deposition until Jan 6, Even then, the doctors said, the questioning should be limit- ed to two'cne-hoitf sessions dur- ing each day ofr testimony Waive Rights Sirica indicated he was con- sidering sending the jury home over the holidays. The judge said that, if all defense lawyers agree to the proposal, they should waive any complaints about damage to their defendants' rights in writ- ing. Sirica said he could also sim- ply keep the jury sequestered in until Nixon has recovered suf- ficiently to answer questions. Making his proposal to Sirica in open court, Frates said con- cluding the trial without Nixon's testimony ''would leave a really big hole in-this "Indispensable" Frates isaid Nixon "is an in- dispensable witness because he will be able to testify as to the sequence of events involved in he Watergate matter, that Mr. lixon was not part of the con- spiracy, arid that Mr. Elu-fich- man never entertained the cor- rupt intent" required, for him to "ic found guilty of conspiring to instruct one of the charges against Ehrlichman. Noting that the grand jury (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) i On Stage with 'Tidal Basin Bombshell' Mills 'doing To Make Stripper a Star' BOSTON, Rep. Wilbur Mills-said he's going to'make his stripper Fanne a movie star with a film he wrote himself.called "It's Not But-Mills said Monday he was only joking about the'movie script. "But I' certainly think she could have a career moviesi" he said. "She is a very talented dancer." "I wouldn't know how to write a Mills said Monday, adding, however, that he had some .Ideas he might pass on to someone who could write one. Mills also got himself into a flap with actress Shirley MacLaine after calling her a flop. The Arkansas Democrat made a weekend trip lo Boston where Miss Foxc, whom he called "my little Argentina closed out a two-week engagement. He appeared briefly on stage with her Saturday night and later said, "This won't ruin me. Nolhing can ruin me. "I've been an angel to a lot of Mills said Sunday in an Associated Press in- 'terview. In stating he was going to make a star of Miss Foxe, he said, "She's better than .Gypsy Rose Lee.." The chairman of (he house ways and means committee, said he had launched the "careers of 14 or 15 performers hut he de- clined to name them. "I'm always interested in a piece of prop- erty. The last one flopped. Shirley MacLaino he .said! He would not explain the statement or say if he had sponsored Miss MacLaine. Mcrcdyth Miss MacLaine's per- sonal secretary, said she reached the actress in New York and asked her about Mills' Wilbur Mills at Theater statement. She said Miss MacLaine denied ever having anything to do with him. "I called Shirley and she the secretary said. "She thought it was very fun- ny and wlnil she said which she said was okay to release was, 'What Wilbur wanted me lo do was flop on him hut I'm not n mid- night swimmer'." Miss Clarke said Miss MacLaine's reply was intended as a joke, and that Mills had never marie a suggestive comment to the- actress. Miss MacLaine's "midnight swimmer" ref- erence apparently was lo an incident Oct. 7 at Washington's Tidal Basin. Mills and Miss Foxe splashed into the headlines after tho stripper flopped into the basin's chillv wa- ters The two were among five persons in a car stopped by park police at 2 a m The po- lice said the car was traveling at an "un- reasonable" speed with its lights off The po- lice repoi t on the incident described Mills as intoxicated Police pulled Miss Foxe from the basin. Mills.also said in the interview that he- had written a- take-off on former President Nixon which he has submitted to Lew Wasser- man of Universal City, in California. Wasser- man could not be reached for .comment. He is chairman of the board of MCA, Inc., the parent firm of Universal, Pictures, Universal Television and Decca Records. Mills has had.contact with the film com- munity. Last year he appeared at an industry meeting at Universal and offered hope to the filmmakers for tax relief. Miss Foxe later told the Associated Press that Mills frequently, says contradictory "Sometimes I think he's 12 different people." She said, "You'll never understand Mr. Mills. There's no person in the world that knows Mr. Mills. I never know when he's joking or when he's serious." Her stand at tho. Pilgrim theater was her first since the Tidal Basin In- cident. She was scheduled to open Monday at New York's 42nd Street Playhouse, She said she had not known in advance'; that he would visit her in Boston. Mrs. Mills could not be reached for comment on her husband's trip to Boston. Mills was first spotted Sunday by ao As- sociated Press reporter ns he peered from be- hind a backstngc door, wearing large dark glasses. He told the reporter he wan trying' to escape unnoticed from the theater follow- (Continued: Page 2, Col. 4.)
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