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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                fog tonlghl. LoW, to 15. Partly and warmer Wednes- day with highs 30 to 35. VOLUME 92 NUMBER m CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 3, 1974 EYE WRITTEN QUIZ Of ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Jupiter Is Weathered, Calif (AP) Pioneer 11 changed names Tuesday and headed foi Saturn, after a perilous but )suc cessful: confrontation with Jupi ler's deadly radiation. The. 570-pound spacecraft dipped .to within miles of the surface of boiling, gaseous Jupiter at p.m. PST Mon day, coming three times closer than: Pioneer 10 a year "ago.and .climaxing -a, 21-monlh, 620-mil .lion-mile voyage. At p.m., scientists ie ceived a signal; that the space- craft had survived its close 'ap- proach and was on its.way to make man's first probe of mys terious, ringed (Saturn in Sep- tember, 1979.. "Fiery Mouth" "I officially rechristen this s p a c e c raft Pioneer-Saturn James Fletcher, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space at'a midnight news conference. "It flew into the fiery'mouth of a 'dragon and got scorched a little, but now it's headed for said Eobert Kraemer, director of NASA's planetary ex ploration programs. "It's a tough little bird and with a lit tie luck It'.will'make'it." Scientists threw up their hands in relief when they received a signal from the spacecraft latter it successfully passed "through Jupiter's searing Iradiation'. V- The a little more than an hour (after scientists lost contact 'with toe probe when it ducked behind Jupiter and reached a speed of miles per hour mph faster than any man-made object had ever flown. Minor Irregularities The spacecraft was operating normally after its encounter with Jupiler, 'although some minor irregularities were rc- on the hitherto tax-writing, group. STRANDED Caught in a snowstorm while returning from a Wrconsm Thanksgiving vacation, these weary Riverview, Mich travelers stretch out on the cafeteria floor of the Marshall, Mich., high school. George Lohner fell asleep as his son, Danny, 7, kept Charlie, their dog, quiet. (Storm photo on picture page.) 2 Defeats For Mills In Caucus Gazelle Leased Wires WASHINGTON The house Democratic caucus voted Tues- day to increase the membership of the ways and means commit- tee from 25 to 37, opening the possibility of a liberal ;majority Nuclear Buildups Can Go On, Ford Admits conservative The action was by voice vole. It is subject to ratification by ihe house itself in January, but adoption by the Democrats, who lave a more than two to one majority, apparently was deci- sive. This was the second blow in :wp days to the prerogatives of :he committee, headed by Chairman Wilbur Mills (D- "Most Significant" Rep. -Charles Vanik a ways and means member and author of Ihe amendment, told newsmen, "This is. the most sig- lif leant change affecting ways and means. It will have real im- pact on legislation." He said there were no audible 'no" votes. The action continued the drive >y Democratic liberals to make major power changes within the dominant parly, begun Monday with' the election of a liberal ac- tivisl to head the caucus. The new U. S.-S6viel slrategic arms agreement allows both countries lo continue costly nuclear weap- ons buildups over the next dec- ade, President Ford has ac- knowledged. In a news conference Monday night, he ,said the accord, worked out last week in Siberia with Leonid Brezhnev, allows each country long-range missiles and bombers: Of that both can place multiple .warheads MIRVs on missiles. Although Ford said this agree- ment "put a cap on the arms he. described1 a silualion in which: bolh countries have great flexibility in increasing the number of MIRV missiles as well as the -lifting power of each mili- lany-diplomalic jargon. To the Limit For instance, the Soviet Union has'.hbout long-range mis- none of which is believed to carry multiple i warheads. Moscow can and is expected to install MIRV warheads on up to the limit. The U. .S. already has 822. of its offensive missiles force carrying multiple warheads. Ford made clear it--will'push-its MIRV program to the limit. "We do have an obligation lo slay up to that he said. "The budget that I will recom- mend will keep our strategic ported in a device that measures sub-atomic particles and anoth- er that makes infrared measure- ments, said Dr. John Wolfe, Pioneer project scientist based here at NASA's Ames Research Center. "Since we're alive now I am sure we are going to stay that he said. "We got zapped with protons a little more than Michigan, Ohio Get 18-20 Inches of Snow By Associated Press Snow, or freezing rain brought we expected but electrons.1 we got less Vote Overriding Of Vet Aid Veto WASHINGTON (AP) The house voted 394-10 Tuesday to override President Ford's veto of legislation to increase veler- hazardous driving from the lower Great Lakes (o the North- east Tuesday, piling more weather woes on some regions still digging out from a monster weekend storm. Heavy-snow warnings were in effect for parts of Vermont, northern and western New York and Ihe mountains of West Vir- ginia. Freezing-rain warnings covered parts of Ohio and Maine. Storm [warnings were posted for Lake Onlario and gale warnings for Lakes Huron ans' School cent. benefits 22.7 per- of Ohio, where it dumped 18 lo 20 inches of snow Sunday and Monday. Ranging into the Southeast, it piled as much as ,15 inches in southwest Virginia and up to Iwo feet in mountain areas of and Erie, the New England'coast and the northern Pacific coast. and central The Up to Two Feet season's first major snowstorm stranded Ihousands of molorists, or forced them to abandon their aulos, in southern Michigan and adjaceni seclions West Virginia. It also brought numerous power outages, traffic accidents and school and business shut- downs from Michigan lo Maine. the foul weather also brought out the best in many people. In .southeastern Michi- gan where the heaviest snow of the. century measured almost 1! inches, teenagers joined to push car after car up an interstate highway ramp. A policeman picked up a pregnant Woman and rushed her to a hospital by snowmobile. Rate Hike Announced By Gas Co. Rate increases lolaling a year for gas sold to towa-IIlinois Gas and Electric 2o. customers in the Cedar Rapids area will go into effect in bills mailed this week, the company announced Tuesday. The higher rates pass on a price increase put into effect by the Natural Gas Pipeline Com pany of America under.author! zation from the Federal Power Commission for gas sold to Iowa-Illinois, according to Bruce Anderson, district man- ager. Under the. rate schedule ap- proved by the Iowa Commerce o 122 to strip the contingent 'of ways and means of 'to .'assign" party members to other committees. 'Assignments now will b ,made by the Democratic stee ing committee. That panel composed half of (he house leaders and their appointee and half chosen regionally b Ihe caucus membership. Mills in Jeopardy Mills, meanwhile, was repor cd in danger of losing his com race" -thai would .have cost (hi nation dearly, Ford said. As it is, he said an annua cost of billion "is in the bal park" for building the American arsenal to the new limits. potentially large expense could come ;'out of the agree- ment if the U. S. should try to match: the "Soviet Union in the one area where it is already clearly, superior; Ford said (he agreement, has no.limit.on throw-weight. "If there'is an inequity in hrow-weight, that can be reme- he said. "If we decided o go to a'heavy throw-weight, we can add a greater number of ndividual warheads." mu .win ttueij our siraiefiic Ihe Monday 146' forces either up to or aimed at In Sinn n.... mittee chairmanship in January because of his appearance on a Boston slage with a stripper. "This isn't the same Wilbur Mills II said one high ranking ways and means member. "It's sad." Most of his committee ierioms threat that already., lias hurt many citizens .and alarms Commission, the average in- crease for residential gas heat Road Unit Adamant On Route of 1-380 Heart Attacks An people in Michigan, By Mike Dcuprce The Linn county regional planning commission asked Monday for further study of al- ternate interstate 380 routes north of Cedar Rapids. But a state highway commis- sion official said the interstate will go through Hiawatha if that route is approved by federal authorities, regardless of what action the counly planning uni takes. Ray Kassel, chief engineer for highway commission planning said the commission is proceed- ing on the assumption action by the county unit Sept. 30, when" it accepted a highway commission study of the two routes, consti- tuted approval of the eastern route. The highway commission has, on lhat basis, asked the federal highway administration lo ap- prove the eastern roule, he said. Through ilinwalha? "If they come back with ap- proval, you're going lo go through he was asked. Kassel replied. The eastern alternate favored by the highway commission runs through Hiawatha, west of highway 150, to near Center Point. Within Hiawatha it would be elevated on a 22-foot em- bankment and its cast edge would occupy land which is now railroad right-of-way. The western route begins at Ihe same point' near the north corporate limits of Cedar Rapids, but then swings wesi about three miles 'before curv- ing northwesterly lo near Center Point. Route Shorter The highway commission chose the eastern roule, which it 11.5 miles Is 1.4 miles shorter han the western route, but was asked to reconsider when pro- estimated were stranded Ohio, Pennsylvania and Mary- land. More than 20 people suffered fatal heart attacks in Michigan alone while shoveling snow. Some schools and businesses which were closed from Michi- gan to New England and into Appalachia Monday planned to reopen Tuesday, depending on local conditions. But many re- mained closed, hoping lo re- sume operations Wednesday. Maryland called out national guard units to help clear snow from western parts of the stale and recue an estimated stranded motorists. members have backed away from support of Mills; and it ap- peared only a major drive by Mills could save his chair- manship. Caucus Head Rep. Phillip Burton of Califor- nia was elected caucus Chair- man Monday, 162 to 111 over B. F. Sisk, also of California. Sisk, who had campaigned .for party unity, said he will work with that objective." -news.-confer- ence by .segregating topics into two categories. He dealt first wilh' the strategic arms qucslio and then lurned Ho domes! mailers, primarily Ihe ccon Rockefeller Family Assets Billion WASHINGTON (AP) Vice- >residentdesignate Nelson Rock- efeller's chief financial adviser testified Tuesday that the Rock- efeller J'family has assets ol ust over billion but is "total ly uninterested in controlling anything." family members ar simply' J. Richard son Dilworth testified "at hous judiciary committee': hearing on Rockefeller's nomination. Dilworth is general manage for Rockefeller Family As sociales, which manages stocks trusts and investments for 8< members -of'- -the Rockefeller family. omy. "Serious Threat" He repeated his assertion tha nflation remains Ihe nation" vorst enemy, although acknowl edging that a recession "is a euiu .puj.ii jiujijun jn investments ibid in trusts, for a total his attorney. many more. Still, Ford challenged a grow- ng belief among congressional 'emocrats :lhat the recession should he fought by recharging ie economy, possibly by in- reased spending. "Our greatest danger is to fall dim lo Ihe more exaggerated Firsl Accounting Giving'what he called the first public accounting of Ihe fami- ly's aggregate assets, Dilworth said they include million n investments owned outright, 5738.6 million in family trusts and million in investments Sirica Asks Doctor for His Opinion WASHINGTON (AP) Judge 'ohn Sirica proposed Tuesday hat written' questions be sub- mitted to former President' Wxon in lieu of 'having him tes- ify at the Watergate cover-up rial. Sirica opened the day's court ession by asking attorneys for ie five 'defendants whether hey had any "objection'to his ontacting the doctors who'ex- mined Nixon'last week'to "ask whether the former President is well enough to answer written nterrogalories. The court-appointed panel of hree 'doctors had reported '.that fixon would not be'well enough o appear even-at' a ;question and answer session in his home n Cab'fornia'until Jam-6. That would be well beyond; the ex- acted conclusion of the trial. Reservations None of the lawyers had any objection to making an inquiry of the panel and Sirica sent his awclerk to contact Dr. Charles Hufnagal, the chairman of the panel, But chief prosecutor James N e a 1 expressed reservations about allowing Nixon to 'answer written questions, saying, "We have had -a number of state- ments about Watergate from the former, President, nqne which was satisfactory." He did not, however, express any opposition lo" calling [lie doctors. In making his proposal, Sirica said .that submitting written questions was one possibility hat had not been explored1 with he physicians. Under'such a rocedure; Nixon.could work at is leisure and allow the an- wers to be prepared with the arms lhat are being generated each client." about.Ihe underlying health and slrenglh of our he aid. Ford asked congress lo acl efore it adjourns this month to t the fiscal 1975 budget by lillion, while! providing bil- ion for public service jobs 'to billion. Although Dilworth said in an opening statement, that family members do not directly contro any of those investments, he said each, investment "is sub- ject lo periodic review bolh by e client" and.himself.., He. also said portfolio manag- ers for the family members' in- vestments operate "within gen- eral guidelines set down by Members of (he' Rockefeller family agreed to public release of the lolal figures, Dilworth testified, but indicated that they would assert their right to pri- vacy against disclosure of de- Page 3, Col. 4.) ing customers will be a month. The rate adjustment: is subject to refund pending final action. by the, FPC on the pipe-ine company's rate increase request, according to Anderson. Any refund lo Iowa-Illinois will be returned to the customers, Anderson said. "The increase to our customers passes on Ihe same amount the FPC has authorized Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America lo charge he but fears the election might be seen as a sign congress will be "flying off into he wild blue yonder." But Burton proclaimed, "The winds of change have reached the house." The prior caucus chairman was Rep. Olin Teague whose lerm in thai post expires with the present congress. The meetings Monday of the Democratic caucus and Ihe question of costs also involved Ihe arms agreement. He said, "We will probably have lo increase our military budget next year just to take care of the casts of inflation." "Very Definitely" Nevertheless, l he said that in the long run there "very, very definitely" will be an "actual saving in military spending because of the agreement, "if there had been no. ceiling we would 'have had an Kills 8 In Hospital OSCEOLA, Mo. (AP) Eight patients 'died early Tuesday in J fire thai swept a wing of a hospital in this west-cenlral Missouri town of 900. Tile blaze was discovered about a.m. in the one-story brick structure opened only five years ago. The cause lad nol been delermined. Page 2, Col. Opponent, Papers Rap Mills Antics A T-._..__ _ csls arose from Ilinwalha resi- dents. The commission studied the (Continued: Page 2, Col. 1.) Today's Index Comics .....................ID Crossword..................19 Dally Record ..'..............3 Deaths......................3 Editorial Features...........6 Farm.......................14 Financial 20 Marion ......................9 Movies Society ................10, n Sports ...................ing Television 12 Want Ads ................2125 WASHINGTON Rep Wilbur Mills, amid conflicting statements about his health am a movie career for stripper Fanne Foxc, has been rebukec by his former election oppohenl for his renewed friendship with 'The Tidal Basin Fanno Foxo interview page 10A The criticism was issued Mon- day by Republican Judy Petty of Little Rock, Ark., as Mills rc- lurnod here..from a weekend ap- pearance on stage in Boston with Miss Foxc, who now slrips under the name "The Tidal Basin Miss Foxe, whose real name is Annabel Ballistclla, also has performed under the name "The Argentine Mrs. Petty said Mills' actions with the 38-year-old stripper have brought ridicule "to the people who placed their trust in him. "Mr. Mills' re-election was not a mandate to continue his affair with the Argentine Fire- said Mrs. Petty, who declined during the campaign to make an issue out of an October incident when park police stopped Mills' car in Washing- ion and Miss Foxe emerged 'rom the auto and jumped into the Tidal Basin. Assailed by Paper Meanwhile, a I Little Rock newspaper which supported Mills' re-election, the Arkansas lazcttc, said in an editorial Tuesday that if Mills "cannot orego liis public indiscretions and if he prefers the life of shov business lo the life on Capilo he should resign his con gressional seat to devote full- lime efforts to his "new line of work." The editorial also said that voters "didn't re-elect Wilbur Mills to make appearances in burlesque Ihealers nor, for thai matter, to engage his energies in scenario wiling and Holly- wood talent scouting." The Cincinnati Post and Times Star said Mills had made "fool of himself." Following his appearance on Saturday with Miss Foxe in Bos- on, Mills lold a reporter the next day that he had written a movie script that would make he stripper a star. He also said ie had done a take-off on ormer President Nixon thai he had submitted to a film produc- he said here Mon- day that he had only been jok- ing. Even so, he said he Jiad some ideas he could pass along to others for a successful movie. More Criticism As Mills returned lo the Cap! tol, Rep. Ray Madden, Haldeman had resigned as chairman of Ihe house rules on's chief of staff two weeks committee, said Mills' activities were "unfortunate." He ques- .ioned whether Mills was quali- ied to continue as "chairman of hal tax-wriling committee." dills, an Arkansas Democrat, is chairman of the house ways and means commiltee. In Arkansas, Gov. Dale Bump- irs said Mills' involvement wilh (Continued: Page 2, Col. 7.) Long Answers The judge's; suggestion came as H. R. Haldeman relumed to the stand for 'a second day of cross-examination. .Assistant special prosecutor lichard Ben-Veniste "accused la'Iderrian of "wandering up and down and all over the lot" 16 muddy his answers about what Haldeman and Nixon knew about Watergate. Haldeman maintained that a June- 23, 1972, conversation in which he and Nixon about Watergate conspirators G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt did not. necessarily in- dicate Haldeman knew that Liddy directed the breakin. The break-in had occurred six days earlier. When Ben-Veniste complained about Haldertian's lengthy re- sponses, the witness''.'lawyer said he had a answer fully since it is a criminal trial. "The fact that.it throws Mr. Ben-Venisle out of his rhythm is no concern of John Wil- son said. Tape System Haldeman said Monday '.that orders from Nixon .prevented his telling the Watergate grand jury that the While House had a clandcsline taping system. "You didn't mention, tapes and you hoped they wouldn't be said Ben-Vcniste as he began lo cross-examine Hal- deman. 'I was under orders from the President of the United Stales thai it would nol be said Haldeman. "It was not a matter of my hopes, it was my instructions." "Subject lo Orders" But Ben-Venistc" noled lhat (Continued: Page 2, Col. 5.) Todny's Chuckle The man about lo rclire wns depressed; He has been pay- ing into a plan that' permits him to relirc on a montli. He just learned lhat means calorics.   

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