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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather.. Dense fog tonight with lows 20 to 25. Cloudy with 11 chunve of snow Saturday. Highs In 20s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 338 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CKDAH RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 13, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPf, NEW YORK TIMES STIFF TERNS SET BY EGYPT Lawmakers Rush Aid For Jobless WASHINGTON (AP) Congress is rushing toward pas- sage of emergency programs to help America's jobless. The lawmakers took three quick steps Thursday to broaden and increase unemployment com- pensation. Congressional action to help the unemployed followed the 'an- nouncement earlier this month that unemployment in No- vember jumped to G.5 percent, its highest level in 13 years, with nearly six million persons out of work. A bill authorizing billion to assist the jobless was passed 79 to 13 by the senate and sent to the house. The measure in- cludes billion twice Pres- ident Ford's suggestion to provide an estimated public service jobs. The senate bill also extends emergency unemployment com- pensation to persons presently unentitled to such benefits, at an estimated billion cost. It also provides bullion for federal loans or grants to ex- pand public works projects and similar job-creating activity. Then, by 322 to 53, the house passed similar legislation autho- rizing billion for pub- lic service jobs and providing an open-ended financial feature for similar jobless compensa- tion. This leaves it up to senate- house conferences to resolve dif- ferences between the two. The house also passed, 374 to 2. and'sent the senate legisla- tion setting up .a new federally financed two-year emergency unemployment compensation program costing roughly bil- lion annually. It would bring benefits to people long out of work who have exhausted all existing aidi Elsewhere on the economic front: The Business Council, com- prising some of America's top corporate executives, forecast a significant improvement in the inflation rate during the next six months. Predictions at the agriculture department's annual outlook conference foresaw no cost re- lief for farmers and consumers through the middle of next year. The President's Council on Environmental'Quality reported environmental protection laws will cost the nation some billion during the decade ending in 1982.'The council said this works out to between and per person a year. Regents Okay Salary Hikes Of 13 Percent By Charles Roberts DES MOINES (AP) The state board of regents Friday approved a proposed pay plan that would hike salaries of non- (See Earlier Story on Page 4) academic workers by 13 per- cent. Regents Execulive Secretary Wayne Richey told the board il would have lo increase its bud- get 13.4 percent next year and 10.5 percent in 1976-77 to pay for the plan. The plan, presented by Robert H. Hayes Associates, a Chicago consulting firm, would give em- ployes covered by the merit sys- lem an eight percent across-the- board increase, plus five per- cent more if they arc doing sat- isfactory work. Some employes would receive an ndditinn.il one percent or so In raise them lo the pay grades specified in the plan. The plan would cover workers at the University of Iowa. Iowa Slate university, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa Braille and Sight-Saving School at Vinlon and Ihe School for the Deaf at Council Bluffs. Oil Notions Approve 38-Cent Revenue Hike VIENNA (AP) Major oil producers agreed Friday to hike .heir revenues by 38 cents a barrel. Asked whether it will mean price increases for con- sumers, Iran's chief delegate said, "This al! depends on how much of this the companies can absorb." The oil producers retroac- tively approved unilateral Per- sian gulf oil price hikes as the two-day conference of the Orga- nization of Petroleum Exporting Countries drew to a close. Iran's chief delegate, Jamshid Amouzegar, told newsmen, "We lad two choices either to force the Persian gulf producers o go back to the September price level or to accept the present price level. We had no alternative but to accept." Rising Inflation Amouzegar said the confer- ence delcealcs adopted in prin- ciple a decision to further in- crease their basic government revenues on oil in accordance with rising inflation in Ihe in- dustrial world. Oil company experts have es- timated that the oil price hikes unilaterally Dhabi last AP Wlrcpholo NO COMMENT Arriving at Chicago's O'Hare airport with his wife, Edward Levi, University of Chicago president, would neither confirm nor deny a report President Ford had offered him the post of at- torney general. Census: Johnson Population Is Over By Ford Clark IOWA CITY- A special census has shown Johnson county's population has inched over The special census which list- ed a population, was re- quested to sec if the county could qualify for additional fed- eral and state monies based on population figures. The 1970 census fell 114 short of the figure. The census showed, however, that Iowa City falls short of the residents needed to qua- lify for federal metropolitan funding. Population figures were listed at In order to qualify as a stan- dard metropolitan statistical area, and be entitled to more funding, a county-must have a population of over and a city with population over According to Robert Hilg- enberg, executive director of the Johnson county regional planning commission, "The question is now whether we can combine Ihe population of Iowa City and Coralville to reach the figure." But even with the new population figure for Coralville, the town does not meet density requirements under federal guidelines. Hilgenberg said the new census figures would be submit- led to Ihe office of managemenl and budget in an effort to qua- ify as a standard metropolilan stalistical area. A reply lo this question is ex- pected by mid-July. According to Alan Hoist, com- munity planner, "being desig nated a SMSA area could mean an additional a year in Federal monies. This would go largely for transportation, mats Critic of Levi Cites Trial-Experience Lack WASHINGTON (AP) Wil- liam Saxbc resigned Friday as attorney general io accept nomination to be ambassador to India. WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Ford reportedly has cho- sen Edward Levi, 63, a universi- ty president described as a con- servative Democrat, to be the next attorney general. It was not clear if Levi had agreed to leave the University of Chicago to become Ford's first cabinet lappoinlmenl. Key senate sources said Thursday that Ford intends to nominate Levi to succeed Wil- liam Saxbe. The nominee must win senalc confirmation after senate judi- ciary committee hearings. Initial congressional reaction was muted pending the official announcement. But an influen- tial judiciary committee member, who declined to be identified, was unhappy wi'fli Ihe choice and referred to Levi as a professor who has never prac- ticed law a day in his life. The Chicago Tribune reported that Levi has told colleagues he would not accept an offer lo replace Saxbc. It also said the judiciary com- mittee chairman, Sen. Easlland (D-Miss.) did not favor his nom- nation because of his lack of trial experience and his involve- ment in a research project thai came under senalc scrutiny in 1955. Levi and associates at Ihe uni- versity's law school participated in a study of the American jury system that involved' tape re- cording secret grand jury pro- ceedings. A senate internal se- curity subcommittee headed by Easlland invesligated Die proj- ect. In an interview, Levi said (Continued: Page 2. Col. 6.) Farmland in Iowa Hits Record By Al Swcglc Farmland values in Iowa jumped a record an acre in the year ending last month, ac- cording to an Iowa State univer- sity study issued Friday. The 31 percent jump hiked the slate average lo an all-time high of per acre, twice what il was jusl five years ago. Average values tof land range From a high of an acre in >undy county to a low of 'or Decatur counly, the study showed. The values arc based on infor- mation from 530 licensed real estate brokers from throughout the stale. The figures were com- piled by three Iowa Stale econo- mists, Duanc Harris, William G. Murray and Larry Walker, a graduate assistant. Eight of the state's nine crop [reporting districts reported average land value increases of (Continued: Page 2, Col. 3.) Vandals Cause Heavy Damage At Four Schools By Bill Lavelclle adopted in month by Abu Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Unite Arab Emirates would channe another billion annuallj The expected plan would be for a single, unitary market price aimed al eliminating what tht OPEC members claim are inordinately large profits by multi-national companies under the present system. The oil ministers opened Fri- day's final session in a down- town Vienna hotel, where the conference was moved after a second bomb threat in two days was received. The shah of Iran's proposal is to add to the new mark'et price a surtax compensating the oil states for the effects on their imports of the industrial world's 14 percent inflation. While reporting that adoption of the plan has been put off, re- liable sources said it is expected to be adopted in principle. They said the inflation regulator, ex- pected to drive the oil price up further, must await a dia- ogue that OPEC hopes to stage vith the consumer nations. French Plan An OPEC source said the min- sters will announce in a commu- nique plans for an extraordinary meeting in Algeria next month to prepare for a meeting on oil prices between oil producers and oil consumers "Freeze of Population By Israel" CAIRO (AP) Egyptian Foreign 'Minister Ismail Fahmy Friday demanded that Israel "must freeze its present popula- tion and pledge not to increase the number of its immigrants for the next 50 years" as a con- dition for peace in the Middle East. As reported Middle East Fahmy said: "When the tinian entity by the official News Agency, political Palcs- is established, irom oil consumer to oil pro ducer coffers. Under the present pricing sys tem, tile government revenue o a barrel of standard Arabia light crude oil is Unde Friday's agreement, it will be and will go into effect on Jan. I. Single Price This is the France and plan espoused the oil states, b Israel will also have to compen- sate the Palestinians for the material and moral damages they have suffered over the past 0 years. "It will also have to compen- ate Arab countries for the amages incurred during Israeli ggressions, including the 1967 war, as well as its exploitation f raw materials, including oil rom Sinai." Israel gels a major portion of Is oil requirements from Arab ,erritory it occupies in the Sinai peninsula. The price is also expected to be fattened by production cost of 11 cents a barrel and another Police were Investigating four 50 cents for profit, bringing (he breakins reported Friday at schools, two of which resulted in an estimated damage. Tlie largest amount was at Prairie high school where van- dals caused about dam- age. Oilier breaking were at Truman, Adams and Coolidgc schools. At Prairie, a custodian, Sieve Lowe, Swisher, discovered Ihe breakin shortly after G a.m. Fri- day. Police said 13 pictures in a display case in Hie cafeteria were broken, a kitchen window woken, a clock ripped down, a thermoslat and water cooler Broken, an intercom ripped From Ihe ceiling and several windows in the corridors brok- n. In a second floor hallway a speaker was torn down, several locker handles broken, a fire case holding a fire extinguisher broken and several display cas- es damaged. In another hallway, 34 win- dows were reported broken. In the principal's office, dam- age included a ransacked secre- tConlinued: Page 3. Col. v.) Chuckle Even though tranquilizers are being used in increased numbers, Ihore still is a lot to be said for Ihe after-dinner speaker. Copyrinhl per barrel price to At the present lime, the price stands al compared lo a proposal by th U.S. for a common front by th consumer countries on o prices. A key OPEC delegate said the oil stales would not accept at face value the industrial world's estimates of its inflation rate. Consumer-producer talks would seek to achieve a com- sromise between rival con sumer and producer inflation eslimales based on an index oi 20-30 basic commodities and joods that the oil stales import 'rom industrialized nations. Kissinger: U.S. May Assure High Oil Cost BRUSSELS (AP) The U. S. is considering a plan to keep the price of oil from failing to a joint where it endangers the developmenl of alternate sources of energy, Secretary of Stale Kissinger said Friday. He also said: some progress as been made in promoting ireek-Turkish agreement on be- ginning Cyprus peace negotia- tions, but that it was limited to procedures and not substance. Nevertheless, he said, "I am more hopeful than I was before I arrived." Kissinger told a 45-minulc news conference afler the NATO ministerial conference that U.S. policy is to reduce oil prices, "but in the absence of a price reduction our policy is to develop alternative sources." Favor Subsidy? If that should drive down the price of oil to the point of caus- ing economic dislocation by un- dercutting the value of whatev- er alternatives are found, the U.S. may favor a subsidy to keep oil costs up, he said. However, Kissinger empha- House Floor Vote Lone Rocky Hurdle transit, capital grants, and plan- ning he said. Gazette Leased Wires and loans as reasons they op- WASHINGTON Nelson Roc- posed him. Insnisitivily Claim is a risk we musl Inkc. I believe inalion has been cleared fur near-certain final approval by the house lale next week. Thc census cost Ihe countyj confirmation was rccom- Hoist said, by thc "''committee Thursday 26 lo 12 Several accused him of being insensitive lo thc power of his wealth and of giving1 congress information damaging to him only when he had to. But, some of the Democrats who voted for confirmation said the additional people listed was certainly worth it." jand chairman Rodino (D-N..I.) An additional in stale he hopes to got a house monies is available for each nexl Thursday. I Rockefeller's demonstrated in- new person lislcd in the newj President Ford'has said Hoc- Icgrily and ability outweighed census. will he sworn in shortly the potential conflict of interest Other Johnson counly popula-'after house confirmation, what (hey called his errors lion figures arc: University would be almost four monlhs of judgment. "The question is whether this Several ing Rep. some of errors of Heights, Hills, 518; Lone Tree, 936; Norlh Liberty, Oxford, 703; Shueyvillc, 194; Solon, 9BO; Swisher, 607; Ill; unincorporated both potential Hop. Kdward Mezvinsky (Io- wa) said his decision to vote against Rockefeller was a dif- ficult one but cited two major factors: "What I consider Mr. Rockefeller's insensitivity to some of the major concerns of the nation" and the "glaring nnd inescapable conflicts of interest" that could result if he became vire-prosidont. Republicans, inchul- Fish (N.Y.) Rockefeller's judgment but called gifts Fish said "they stand out from an otherwise remarkably unblem- ished career." Most Republicans and several Democrats said the conflict-of- interesl question hns been re- solved by Ihe lack of any case id lhat this is under study only and "is not a government decision.'' Kissinger said that since World war I the big problem confronting thc world "has been .nflation a problem for which no adequate' theory exists, making it necessary to take decisive action now." He. said that will require un- precedented cooperation and consultation "or political insta- 3ility will grow and inevitably affect" the West's defense capa- bilitics. Economic Problems The final communique issued jy the conference hit hard on economic problems, noting "the efforts made at both national and international levels to over- come the difficulties confronting he economics of thc allied countries." In answering questions on economics and oil, Kissinger made it clear he was a long way 'rom accepting the French idea for a quick meeting between the major oil consuming nations and the oil producers. He said lie had the impression there was agreement among thc NATO foreign minislers on Ihe sequence to be followed leading lo an oil solution. This would be developing a unified policy for oil conserva- tion, finding new sources and re-establishing financial stabili- ty among Ihe industrialized countries, and this could be fol- lowed by a consumers-producers meeting, Kissinger said. Any problem on timing may be solved at the meeting start- ing Sunday between Prc.sidenl Ford and French Prosident. Vnl- Traded Fire Meanwhile, Israel and Arab guerillas in southern Lebanon traded artillery and rocket fire early Friday as increased vio- lence on both sides heightened Mid-East tensions. Israeli artillery rained shells on the southern Lebanese (own of Nabstieh, wounding 10 per- sons and deslroying 15 houses in a two-liuur barrage, residents of thc area said. Arab rockets hil two towns in northern Israel Thursday night following an Israeli air attack on Palestinian camps on the outskirts of Beirut. In Israel Friday security 'orccs seized about 25 Arab guerilla suspects in the Gaza Strip, including a judge accused of leading Al Fatali terrorists in he occupied zone. The air raid, in which Leban- ese and Palestinian officials claimed one woman was killed and 17 persons were wounded, was Israel's reply lo a terrorist ;renade attack in a Tel Aviv movie house Wednesday. Three jersons including the terrorist were killed and 58 were injured. Returned Fire' The Israeli slate radio said about five rockets were fired at Safad and the nearby'village of Weron. There were no casual- lies and no damage, and an lour later Israeli artillery re- lurned Ihe fire, the broadcast said. The air attack Thursday was Ihe- first in the immediate vicin- ity of the Lebanese capital. An Israeli official said the tar- get was a building between two refugee camps about three miles north of the Beirut airport. He said the building was a guerilla training center and base for special operations. Lebanese and Palestinian of- ficials said four Israeli jets out of low clouds shortly afler 3 p.m. and opened fire on the Sabra and Slialilla camps. Slrafing, rocket and bomb runs continued for seven minutes. The guerillas claimed two of thc planes were shol down, but Israel said all the aircraft re- turned safely. Today's Index .coming out in confirmation on jhearuiKs m which f MharUni I favored his own mteicsls Mczvinsky said Rockefeller's the public interest. President Ford predicted this after his nomination Aug. 20. "Wo have just got rid of a testimony "indicated lo mo that Thc 12 committee swollen with power and! he js unaware of the growing week that Rockefeller will be prcnch officials have -issiiro-l against nomination were allnow we are asked to place iniconcern about increasing overwhelmingly jm lnorp nn from Democrats nnd nearly nil line for the presidency n man'porale dominance and its cor-jthe 435-mcmbor house although I onflict of swollen with said Hep. Iroding effects on our froo en- [there could bo as many as lOOj .American is no disagreement .interest nnd Rockefeller's gills Barbara Jordan (Texasi. lorpnso system." !votes against him. (Continued: Page 2, Col. 2.) Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies Society Sports State Television Want Ads .....22 .....22 ......3 3 li .....II .....23 .....13 .11, 13 ...8, .17-20 5 21 21-29   

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