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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Mostly cloudy tonight, some light snow. Ixiw 1418. Cloudy Wednes *loy, chance of snow High 30-33. VOLUME 92 — NliMBEH 342 (father f&ttpuld ut* Ut CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES AID FOR President: "Justify Steel Hike WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford demoded Tuesday that U. S. Steel Corp formally submit to the government a justification for announced price increases which Ford said are causing him concern and disappointment. Riding a four-year crest of soaring profits, U. S. Steel has announced it is raising steel prices an average of 8 percent over two-thirds of its product line. White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said Tuesday, “The President is concerned and very-disappointed by the price increases by U. S. Steel. As a matter of fact, he is disappointed at any price increase under present economic circumstances.” “Wanted Immediately” Nessen said Ford ordered his Council on Wage and Price Stability to seek a justification from U. S. Steel for the price increases announced on Monday. The council has made it clear in a telegram to U. S. Steel “that the justification is wanted; immediately,” Nessen said. The council has no authority! to order a delay or rollback of j price increases and can merely! focus public attention on pricing; situations it looks into. Asked if the administration might contact other steel makers in an effort to persuade them not to follow the lead of U. S. Steel, Nessen said he did not know-. However, he added that L. William Seidman. Ford’s economic policy coordinator, has indicated “the book is closed on this.” Hearings Possible 5.5 Billion Would Be Authorized by Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen-!the senate and now is in conferva t e - h o u s e conferees agreed ence committee. Tuesday on a compromise bill Both supporters and foes of authorizing $5.5 billion to aid the | the shipping bill conceded it nation’s jobless.    would raise the prices of heat- Agreement Reached on Turkish Aid mg oil and gasoline.    WASHINGTON    (AP)    - A Opponents estimated the cost „ mise worked out b Sec . at three cents more for a gallon I r . of gasoline and a total bill of $60 retar >' °f    Kifismger and billion over the next IO years, house members to extend U. S. Backers .said the impact on the I military aid to Turkey until price of fuel would be almost Feb. 5 was approved Tuesday too small to calculate but fore-; $1 by house-senate conferees. —UPI T>iw*ioto SUMMIT BRIEFING — President Ford meets with congressional leaders at the White House to brief them on his Martinique summit meeting with French President Giscard d’Estaing. Next to Ford is Rep. Thomas O’Neill (D-Mass.), house majority leader. Israel Charges Buildup by Syrians The legislation would earmark $2.5 billion for an estimated 330,000 public service jobs over the coming year and another $2.5 billion in emergency unemployment compensation covering persons presently not entitled to such benefits. There alfa would be $500 mil- cast the total cost at about . .    ..    ...    .    ..    ..    ., lion for public works projects billion over the next decade. I leading critic of the aid said and similar job creating activi- T h e compromise bill, which he 311(1 other house °PP° nents ties.    cleared the house two months have agreed t0 accept the com- Conferees said they hope to ago, is designed to help Ameri- promise, get the bill ready for a house can shipping interests offset the “We’ve agreed on this exten-vote Wednesday, followed im- competitive advantage of sion and we feel optimistic about mediately by a senate vote. Re- foreign vessels, which operate its prospects,” said the con-publicans on the senate-house with cheaper labor.    pressman, who asked that his conference said they expect q^e 0 il-cargo bill is backed by name be kept confidential. President Lord to sign the legis- maritime unions and opposed by j The compromise cuts off all lat ‘? n * , . , 4 .     4    major oil companies and nu- u. S. military aid to Turkey The legislation represents a merous economists of all politi- u n t i I there is “substantial compromise between earlier ca j persuasions, who contend it progress” on negotiating Tur-v^ions    ^ the^senate would cause additional inflation, lash troops out of Cyprus. But it Senator Long (D-La.), chief authorizes President Ford to sponsor of the oil shipping bill, delay the cutoff until Feb. 5. noted the measure would allow    Negotiation    Aid the President to temporarily    .    . . waive the 30-percent require- 11 specifies that he can delay Formula    ment if he deemed such action 'be cutoff only if he deter- The money in the emergency t0 be in the national interest. !t ™ nes * actlon U1 ar * inc money rn me emergency    provision' ther negotiations for a peaceful jobs program would be targeted Long also said tne provision    Cvnru*    conflict ” through a formula.    j could be ignored if adequate U. so,ut,on of    con ‘ U " Basically, aides to the confer-i S. vessels were not available at Any such extension shall be ees said, this would distribute 50 reasonable rates.    effective only until Feb. 5, 1974, percent to all states and areas Long accused Exxon Corp. of based on their share of the being responsible for “a scurri-number of persons unemployed I o u s propaganda campaign 25 percent to areasi against the bill.” He said the and house. The senate had ac cepted a $7.5-billion measure to assist the unemployed while the house had approved a $2-billion bill. and only if during that time Turkey shall observe the ceasefire and shall neither increase its forces on Cyprus nor transfer to Cyprus any U. S- Bv United Press International j siles since the October, 1973, war Arab and Israeli officials! a "<*. that the number of S° v ie‘ warned Tuesday of the growing advlsers m ^ ria . Is " ow prospect of war in the Middle feater than that P rlor 10 ,hc East, and former Underseas- war * tary of State George Ball said    Speedy    Supplies nationally, where unemployment is 6.5 per-1 giant oil company is “dedicated .....    .    «    ct cent, and 25 percent to larger to the principle that under no supplied implements of war, .. 4 .    ,    ,     c . _    ,    ,    |    ,    ,, cities and counties where unem-: circumstances will you hire an t states. Peres said the supply of Sovi-our lesson in the last war, and ployment excmLs 4.5 percent. ' American seaman for $1,000 a Aid for Turley was cut off .........*        ,,T “    Aides    to    the    conferees    said    month when you can hire a Chi-Dec. IO by earlier legislation. -naman for $100.”    but    the    senate    has    passed    a    bm (Continued: Page2, Col. 2.) et combat equipment “was far we have digested the lesson, above that sufficient to fill the Rabin said that in the event of gap that had been created’ by a ne w war, Israel would not be the 1973 war.    the first to use nuclear weapons A warning of an Egyptian and that Israel’s conventional there will be new fighting by In Beirut Prem i e r Rashid ^ , on tbe , S ! nai * rom came forces are strong enough lo win. from Israeli    ~    ^    -—- - «—* next July if there is no newish sa j d Lebanon has asked the|J.™ m    Mai '    V e , n A *lf 1    Rabin said if Egypt or Syr , ia not breakthrough in peace negotia-1 Arab countries for speedy sup-? 13 ™ 1 ’ wh ? res, & ned fro , m thc would launch their Russian rock-jlions.    plies    of arms to repel Israeli at- :I ^ aeh parl, ^nt to take an.pts against Israeli cities. Israel Israel said U. N. observers tacks similar to those on Pales- € er gcncy a s 1 un isc se j s j n a position to carry out a Nelson said the Council on had confirmed its charge that, tinian camps on the edge of |    *    ] east    tentimeslas strong retalia- w I TP md Price stability could s y ria bas 90 tanks along the Beirut last Thursday.    “In    One    Night’’    ^on    attacks    against    Arab! 'Golan Heights cease-fire line In-] Defense Minister Shimon ( ,,y ou may flS we jj know that eS Expect Ford To Sign Oil Shipping Bill “Not Justified” Long said the bill hold public hearings on the U. S. Steel action made earlier inquiries into an announced price increase by the Ford Motor Co., and price boosts for sugar and beef. Nessen said he did not know the outcome of those inquiries.    ,     # U. S. Steers announcement ! Israel urther charged u.m■    I    In    London,    King    Hussein    of noted that the hikes, ranging as I the Kremlin has suppliedSyria Scil sur a    Jordan    said    in    an    interview    pub-    . high as ll percent, will primari-    more    than    300    tighter    hundreds    of armored troop car-    ^    Guardian    :! ar >'     K    f 81 "^ Iv affect the construction, rail: planes and 1,000 tanks and mis-,Tiers and anti-tank guns.    mg    in    the    Mid Ball, a senior state depart- He said it had stead of the 36 P rovlded bv the I Peres told the israeli parlia- the Egyptians are capable of, ,    .    ,    .    . trace agreement. It said Syria ment in Jerusalem there are W(c b / r f fj t0 six divisions!!™'" 1 °" lclal onder both i*res- „„„„    in    nn„    ' de n'»    Kennedy    and    Johnson, to resume aid until Feb. 13. A house-passed bill, however, would    would prolong the cutoff until create jobs for American sea-    j Turkey agrees en a plan to with- men and shipbuilding workers    draw its forces from Cyprus or But Sen. Cotton (R-N. H.) said     un tn June 30. the number of new jobs would Ford has strongly opposed the not justify the bill’s cost to    cutoff on grounds that angering American consumers.    the longtime ally could jeopard- Senator Curtis (R-Neb.) said    jze the U.S. strategic position WASHINGTON    (AP)    —    Con-    the 30-percent provision would    in the Eastern Mediterranean i gross    has    passed    an    oil    import    j violate U. S. shipping agree- bill the Ford administration con-1ments and could ‘ prompt" oil-, ' Very Much in A r siders contrary to the nation#] producing nations to retaliate! “Compromise is very much in interest, but the President is ex-1 by insisting that their oil be the air,” Rep. Anderson (R ill.) 1.500 tanks and about ’ made hls    ? Va lif‘     t0    si ^ n    lt    in    exchange    for carried in their ships    told    reporters, mitted by the agreement. It'face to air missiles and clee-     100 000 men „ he said <This is    Bon of Secretary or Mate Ius- congressional approval of a for-    j n another development deal-    “The President is working said the U. N. force had asked tronic systems. ...    something that can happen any     slnget ! s , . s 11 e . ‘P crna O in a j?ign-trade measure.    j n g w jjh foreign trade, the sen-    very hard on this matter,” said Syria to remove the weapons. He said the Soviets had given    ^ „    copyrighted article in the Jan-, The bijl approved by the ^     ate re f US ed to accept a com pro-    Sen. Thurmond (R-S.C.). “It’s that| the Syrians advanced MIG-23s, In    k - intr    n, IKKn i n    n f    i uar ' ,ssue 0 a lc 1 on ate 44 to 40 on Monday and sent I mise bill extendng the Export-felt the matter will be worked to the White House, would re-| Import Bank’s lending authority lout. It’s very delicate quire that 30 percent of import-ifor four years at a $25-biIlioni House Democratic I in/T im i n a    h    «i    w    *    nae    ruitu * “ * that only the unforeseen prevent the outbreak of a new Solons React Strongly To Foreign Land Sales Middle East war. He added that I “in certain circumstances” the I Israelis could use nuclear weapons. “Hie indications are that the “The negotiating track Secretes been follow- can mg in the Middle East has now come to a dead end,” he said. “If the stalemate continues there will almost certainly be another Arab-Israeli war within and oil industries. The nation’s largest steel-j maker said Monday that mostj will take effect Wednesday, but an increase of about IO percent; in thc price of tin plate, used to| cans, place until Jan. 13,1975.    »     x ,     Swce le    in    favor    of    circumventing    the    be    thinking    of    starting, a mili- hopeful for diplomatic progress bill’s potential impact on congress observers had     8    B    u    -      »    a     CO w»nH.cl90 O    trunnel* —I-*!   ---- ----- »- ~*U, Leader ed oil be carried on American level.    (O'Neill    (Mass.)    told    Ford    that ships.    in    a series of votes, senators    congress “was definitely    target- The    state, interior    and de-sent    the bill back to conference    ed for getting through    work” fense departments and    the Fed    with    the house and insisted that    probably this week, eral    Energy Administration    the final version prohibit U. S.!     1    — the next nine months.”     Ihave criticized the bill.    loans for energy development in    I    PrirP _______________JI    In Tel Aviv, government Two months ago, Ford said he Communist countries unless     1 1 Israelis either expect, or might sources said Israel was still had serious concerns about the each project is approved    UnneceSSdTV U. .U1„1,:___»     ill    horn'ful    for    dinlomatie    Drocress    kiii'e    ..... mnorocc     IXI,C    v    J law.” Outright Ban thought U p S ricIe y increases mightj A sampling of legislators in    ^    _______ _ ^    | be in the wind after the first of the Cedar Rapids area Tuesday    legislators    contacted    by    (Something    unforeseen    happens    despite    fears    of    rising    Arab    mil- the year, but did not expect any showed support for tougher re- The Gazette favore d an outright ~ 311(11 ^ il dces ~ 1 grieve dajney tary operation in the near fu- toward a second-stage troopsiforeign relations, national secu-j In other business as congress CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) ture,” Hussein said. “Unless disengagement pact with F^gypt rity and inflation.    prepared    to    adjourn:    _    »pb e    new    coa ]    contract    does Trade Bill Trade The house backed off from not necess itate an amendment which would in 1974. 400-Percent Increase U. S. Steel had profits of $154 million in 1371, $157 million in 1972 and $325 million in 1973. In (Continued: Page 2, Col. I.) porting procedures for foreign ban on foreign investments. that investors buying land in Iowa. Legislators were split while a third would require only^D’ real." Not the First the prospects of war are’ Tho sources said a crucial But the President is expected have banned , be department of coal pri ”' S an increase in United Mine Resignation of Ash Announced (Thatcher ot Des Moines, en-jdorsed the idea, and the Iowa: (Farmers Union is holding a; WASHINGTON (AP) — The series of meetings this week expected resignation of Roy Ash dealing with the subject. as director of the Office of Man-     Laws agement and Budget was an-i nouneed Tuesday. There was no J indication of a successor. factor will be Cairo’s position to let the bill become law. Se n ~i Health Education and Welfare Workers President Arnold Mill- that foreign invertor* renter    Not    the    Firrt    ?/ ,er    ,hc    ™ d - Ja " ua O' Middle ate aides say it was made clear from requirmg schools getting er says. I    Not    the    F st     has(    trlp    of Soviet Communist to Ford last week that he would federa i aid t0 classify students • There    may be a price in- whether the state should enact    ™    Israeli    Prime    Minister    Yitz-    Party    General Secretary Brezh- have lo accept the oil shipping and , each( . rs by race or na- crease, but this agreement does an outright ban on foreign in-,    article     hab , :Rabi " ^    “     Ul ‘ erview    nev -    „ t ,    .     u     measure , in order , l0 , w ! n con ‘ tional origin and supply that:not require one," Miller said in .    •    ,    .    •    to me anour I ne uazeue arucie pu bi ls hed rn the Bonn newspa- “If Brezhnev’s visit brings gressional approval of the om to HEW    a serial edition of the UMW vesiors bu>i g and    yesterday and I assured them ^ j) ie We j t tba t ** a surprise less Egyptian readiness to nego- nibus trade legislation he seeks. .    .    ,' a    .     4I    i;journa |'    ~ ict c ( coa i & The secretary of the Iowa that studies would be m ade gttac j c no    ca tdi    us    tiate,    it    will bring less readiness The house-passed trade bill e na e P 3 ^ mninv" already so huih that there is Farm Bureau, Kenneth) (Continued: Page 2, Col. 4.) unprepared. We have learned on our part,” the sources said, (subsequently was approved ^1^° eo^nsaBon bill dc- plenty of fat to absorb these signed to guarantee most job-1 new costs." Water Hyacinth as Pollution Foe Today s Index Comics Courthouse Crossword Dally Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies Society Sports State Television Want Ads 24 3 .. 26 ..    3 ..    3 < .. 23 .. 22 12 21 14, 15 17-20 IO-11 22 M ll The reaction came in light of a Gazette report Sunday that Italian and German investors ;are taking advantage of lax! I land laws in Iowa to hide their; identity. Foreign corporations are re-! quired to register with the nee-I rotary of state before transacting business in Iowa, but foreign individuals are not. “We haven’t dealt with this ( | problem in our general policy | into the water hyacinth’s use-session,” Thatcher said, “but in fuj properties as most states line with our policy stances in) searched for ways to kill the the past, I would expect that we vegetation whieh spreads like would be for proper identifies-: wildfire, clogging waterways lion of the foreign investors in- and irritating fishermen. I volved ill land transactions. “Water hyacinths are bio-“Land transactions are a mat-j logically perfect,” said Welter of public record, and no| verton “They’re ideal for responsible organization can be sucking pollutants out of thc BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Tho common water hyacinth, regarded as a beautiful nuisance in most Southern states, can suck pollutants from a city’s drinking water and provide fuel to heat its homes, a biochemist reports. “We can recycle our own wastes with water hyacinths,” William Wolverton of the national Space Technology Laboratory said Monday. Wolverton began looking water because they grow so fast and have a nice, big root system.” He said research showed that 2.5 acres of hyacinths is capable of removing the following: Every day, about 300 grams of cadmium or nickel, both of which cause cancer; Every three days, more than 500 pounds of phenol, also called carbolic acid, a toxic chemical derived from coal tar; And every year, the nitrogen and phosphate from the human waste of 800 to UKK) people. “Nitrogen and phosphates have been the big problem for city sewage treatment plants,” Wolverton said. “But the hyacinths just eat them right up and grow faster.” There is a limit to Hie amount of metal each plant can absorb. After they’ve eaten their fill, they are harvested and new hyacinths quickly grow up to take their place. The big stumbling block was what to do with the harvested hyacinths. The researchers found they could seal the hyacinths in fermentation chambers and let them produce “bio-gas,” which can be burned like natural gas. “Bio-gas is really marsh gas,” said Wolverton, “But it's quite similar to natural gas. Natural gas is about 80 percent methane while bio-gas is only 65 percent methane, so it doesn't produce quite as much heat.” Two and one-half acres of hyacinths is capable of producing 2.5 million cubic feet of bio-gas a year with frequent harvesting, Wolverton said. The laboratory now has a water-purification contract with the city of Bay St, Louis, (less workers a full 52 weeks of! benefits in 1975 and 1976. The bill was sent to the house for consideration of a minor amend-j ment. The house has passed the bill.    I Legislation c learing the way sury Secretary Simon said Tues-for construction of deep water jay that the 5 percent surtax oil supertankers ports off the U. prcposa i w m be in a package of S coast was approved by a eon-     jons    ^ wj „ nt Terence committee. The mea- ^ /    * sure now goes back to both next weel( 10 Hr es ^°I Simon Revives Talk of Surtax WASHINGTON (AP) - Trea- !chambers, with supporters pre- which Wolverton hopes will ; d * ct * n 8 passage, demonstrate that the system The Geneva Protocol of 1925 can operate efficiently. He plans to take one portion gases and chemical and bacteri-of a 60-acre lagoon to grow ological weapons in war was ra-hyacinthi, then try to convert tified by the senate by a 90-0 them into gas. “We’re working on a system to pipe* the gas right back into the city and use it like natural gas,” he said. “The technology is already there L- ifs just a question of bringing it all together.” Other administration spokesmen have said the proposal has been dropped on grounds banning the use of poisonous! con 8 ress wdl ^ acccpl vote. A bill authorizing $763 million for highway aid with particular help for rural areas was approved by the house. The measure, which also maintains the 55-mile-an-hour speed limit, goes to a conference committee. Toffai/'* Chuckie Convalescence is that difficult time when you are better than you were but still not as well as you were before you were as sick as you are now -Cowrit#* f