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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa W eat her-• Partly cloudy tonight 'villi ti chance of Know. Mostly clear Christmas with lows tonight lo and highs Wednesday, 20 to 25. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 340 OS) LO ■I*clar •liumclji CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES CIA OFFICIAL QUITTING POST U.S. Steel Trims Its Price Rise U.S. PITTSBURGH (AF Steel Corp., bowing to arm-twisting by the administration, has partially rolled bade its price hike. Bethlehem, the No. 2 steel company, is now the object of administration pressure. The amount of U.S. Steel’s cutback is subject to interpretation. The nation’s largest steel producer said Monday that the rollback averaged about 20 percent, from 4.7 to 4 percent. But mathematically that figures to; 15 percent. A company spokesman ex-: plained Tuesday that the 20 percent reduction refers to the company’s current “product I mixture’’ — which indudes consideration of the tonnage of each product line — and the j reduction could fluctuate de-; pending on how the mixture I changes. “It might go down to 16 or 17 percent or up to 26 or 27 per-) cent,” he said. Total Line U.S. Steel said its original i price increase averaged about 4.7 percent on its total product: line However, the increase for those products actually affected j averaged 8 percent, and the rollback brings that figure to between 7 and 8 percent. Bethlehem Monday announced an increase of about 2.5 j percent “to bring prices in line with the competition.” But U.S.i Steel's rollback appeared to have caught it by surprise since 1 it left Bethlehem’s prices ahead in some product lines. Later, Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp , ninth largest in the industry, said it was hiking!    _________ prices 5.5 percent on about one- VAIL Colo. (AP) — President as he sits before a roaring fire    BETHLEHEM    Occupied Jor- hostilities during the Christmas sixth of its product line.    Ford showed off his skiing ahi- in his rented chalet-style house * nited Press international    dan (AP) — Church belted s eason, the PIX) and its Council Praised    lily Tuesday, making a 15- with a view of the snowy slopes The U. S. department of agn- prayers and tight security branch< ’* s have decided to step 1    '    culture    reports    that    .owa    prm     marked christmas eve Tuesday “ p ‘ h h elr dueers had 9 percent fewer hogs; ~c    I    he    Israeli    ministry Tied to Reports Of Illegal Spying WASHINGTON (AP) — not involved in any illegal activ-James Angleton, named in pub- ities. It was understood that f °T SCCT Of : Angleton* public identification alleged illegal domestic spying' , ,    ,    .    , by the CIA, Tuesday told the had lx -' en a faetor ln tnc resi 8' Associated Press he has re-'nation. signed as head of the agency’s counterintelligence operations. Angleton’s resignation became known after President Ford ordered Secretary of State Kissinger to get a report from the CIA “within a matter of days” on the allegations of domestic spying. Three congressional committee chairmen also announced Monday that they would launch separate investigations of the matter when congress returns next year. Another source, familiar with domestic counterintelligence operations, said that the FBI did not know about any CIA domestic spying and that former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had been adamant that CIA not approach anyone at all in this country. This source said, however, that after Hoover broke off formal links to CIA in the late 1960s, agency officials would in- A state department spokes-1 formally approach FBI counman said meanwhile that terintelligence officers seeking former CIA Director Richard; 3 go-ahead to contact certain Helms has denied that the CIA if 01 ’ 6 *# 11 nationals in the U.S. engaged in domestic spying IThese lf >wer FBI officials rou -while he headed the agency finely told their CIA counter-under former President Nixon. ! parts to go right ahead, he said. The spokesman, Robert An- The CIA is prohibited by law d e r so n , said Helms “categorically denied” in a message to Kissinger that the Cia engaged in such activity. Meantime, a spokesman for from conducting intelligence or counterintelligence o p e r ations within the U. S. That is the FBI’s responsibility. Anderson File It s Christmas Eve It's Christmas eve throughout the Christian world and Toni Postal, 2, is one of millions of boys and girls of all ages who are getting a bit anxious. She's pictured checking the gifts -Gazette Photo bv John Mc Ivor Kissinger said Monday that the, ^    ^     4    .    .    .    _ secretary “has never seen any I D^iim^nte obtained by Sen. survey of American citizens by Baker (R-Tenn. Muring hie in-the CIA and he doesn’t know if any such survey exists.” Surveillance Results (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) under the Postal Christmas tree. Toni is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Postal, 645 Fortieth street SE. Two Holdups Net Robbers Over $9,000 Close to $10,000 was taken Ford Skis Good Run' Down Colorado Slope Winter Hog Israelis Clomp Tight ^0Tear Low ^ ecuri ^Y on Bethlehem minute run down the two-mile- of j But later, administration ; sources disclosed that Kissinger had seen one CIA document referring to activities inside the IU. S. by American citizens or jorganizations. They said, how-(ever, that it was philosophical and did not reflect the results of Monday night In two armed romany surveillance.    benes reported to Cedar Rapids These sources said a CIA sur- police, vey entitled “Restless Youth ”, Two men> one of whom was crossed Kissinger’s desk at the armed with a .22 caliber pistol, National Security Council in took a money bag containing March. 1969 They described it# m jn    and    *4.200 cash as a general, philosophical dis- from an office of Paul Jerabek cussion of the youth movement wholesale Inc., 407 Ninth ave-abroad with references to the nue gg att ‘ >ud Z h °[    Police    said    the    men entered and youth in the U. S. during the 1960k. an office at the firm shortly a ,    ..    .___ ri after 7:30 p.m. The men or- Slvearjlta the inteiligeoce field, ^ der * d ,wo “"P 1 ®***- Hob * rt ■ft I ET 1 it    Shatter.    1303    Ellis    boulevard said he would leave the agency    '    . ..    .    .    . Int the end of the month. Angle-I™, ; ^. SE to he in the After US. Steel's announce-“ ,u,luv    lw ' ri,,ur    Veteran skiers have won ment, Ford said in Vail. Colo., long Simba trad. The presider!-, dered how Ford could stay out    al^olanlo     1,1 the birth P Iace of Chmi “Itourism predicted 15,000 holiday “I am pleased with the work tial assessment of his perform-]    on    the    slopes    so    long.    The     re(kjce farrowings 13 percent     in i 1[srae,i    troo P s    checked    every    visitors    for    Bethlehem,    but    few that was done by the Council or ance: “A good run.”    secret turned    out    to    be    a    snow    the next    six months    person    entering    the    town    in    an    were    in    town    Monday. Souvenir Wage and Price Stability and Skjers flt thi# Rocky m0untain vehicle that provided a warm- ^ USDA which announced effort to prevent Arab terror shops - including the mayor’s the attiiude of U S .Steel in resort photographers and re . up ha\en on the mountain.    this winter’s hog crop will proba- ,sm    — were doing little business. making this rollback."    porkers    obtained    a    good view of, Ford Monday took action on bly be the smallest produced by    ^    , put , Up h ™ adt> '°? | k h S . "I have 60 beds but only 15 of    floor Council Director Albert Recs the nation’s first skiing Pres- 17 of some 150 bills sent to him the nation in 40 years, blamed ° n ever > roulk * inl ^ 11lllt0 P Bt,h * them are booked,” Kaid the re-! wronpdninp but wA* of The bank bag was taken from B Wlt Ler S .o    ^    final    days    of    the    93rd    higher feed costs, uncertain £■- Chairman E B. bpter to near xhe President acknowledged    market    prices and sharp    cut-' * the company’s explanation for be was “ a mtle stiff this mom-    backs in    production. the increase.    jng”     as    he    set    out    on the Simba s *U ne d 15 but vetoed two.! Department officials said the (Photo on Picture Page.) Speer said the decision to I trail, which has a vertical drop bringing to 18 the total of bills current national crop is alreadj  —  - modify the increase came after    of 2.000 feet.    he has    refused    to    approve    since;the    smallest    in    nearly    IO    years,    naoming    was    ^mittmg onlypil- that meeting. The company also    Ford planned three hours    of    taking    office    less    than    five'And    Iowa    pork    producers,    who ■B rims    **“    *' pledged to try to hold prices sta-    skiing on his    third day of year-1     months    aco LU foe n/ivt civ mAnlklC    onrl h/ifi/l at?    ifd/tafiAH    Rut    Vin Took Wallet __  _       rongdoing day until 5 am. Christmas of the agency. I he New Wk Times had re-1 r^e robbers then went into ported that he headed a domes- j a ooth er office where they forced tic spying operation during the another employe, Konrad and tourists carrying Ww f    ‘     x ° n    vears    * bat    oa    Mausser,    3241    Iowa    avenue    SE, market about on^fourlh of 7£|P«*»    *>*     Israel ‘     D Y ^nadiai!    to lie on the floor, before flee- hie for the next six months. end holiday vacation. But he    ,    nation’s hogs, are a part of the:    OTTAWA    (AP)    —    Trade    Min-    voidance    in    the U S. “US Steel is taking this ac* said his staff coordinator. Don- Among those signed was a nat j 0na | trend    Manger    Site    ister Alistair Gillespie Tuesday *     u    .    T* 10    men    aiso    t(K>k    Shaffers lion because of its sincere de- ald KumsfeM had about four    ^man    ad 1    The «i’ SD *     r ! P ^f    , h thl ' r ''    Armed    soldiers    patrolled    out-    «h‘*,U ; S.    of    •■intolerable     Colb >-    •    " t,n K    SfflT*    ^ sire to aid the nation in its fight hours of work for him later.    “"® r “* J^™ an a " were 55.1 million hogs in the na- d |(u , chu „ h o( |hl , Nativily interference” rn Canadas bim A well informed fource said was on the floor. against double-digit inflation," Snow conditions on 11 000-fool d ‘    \    '     v    tion's farms Dec. I. This was IO .    ,    bv the Crusaders on the ness affairs because a US. com-i the resignation had been ar-) The man armed with the gun Vail mountain have been ex-r n . ,    J”*    percent less than a year ago     tr ., Hjtiftn    savs    was    pany ordered its Canadian sub-ranged late last week in a meet-was described as black, about 5 cellent, with lots of fresh snow lmam , ines Rom $50,OOO to and smallest number since U. S. Blasted By Canadian Snow conditions on 11,000-foot ' v ionics instead ol Speer said    vail    mmmtain hnvf> hppn idemeanors and raising 'tee! wilt rconsider sinn' lhe'f^sidenl and his fam-| m ji! ion f “ r corporations.    , 19g5 th,, rerentlv announced nrice in- Ay arrived for a Christmas-New e ve °‘ ,s lnlo ed    There    were    13.4    million    head    of in    fte    ut    Year’s    vacation    :    A    request    by    the    Tennessee     hofis    on Iowa farms 1    ^    The    President was red faced ValIey Authority to defer pay- down 9 percent from a year ago. and winded when he returned ment °f a m ‘* bon ^^t to *rh ere W ere 7.4 million animals which tradition    savs    was    P®oy ordered it! the    location of the manger    in    sidiary    to    halt sale    of    $500,000    ing between    Angleton    and    CIA    feet 9    inches tall, 30-years-old, which Jesus was born     worth    of    office    furniture    10    Director Colby Colby    also    was    about 150 pounds and wearing a Cuba.    said to feel    that Angleton    was    brown    cap and a brown three- —-- {quarter length army coat. Steel action.’ Why Smaller from Monday’s outing. He ad- tb<> S tre asury so it would in-    nationally    for    breed- A dozen bright-colored search booths, some covered with plas-, t i c shower curtains, stood nearby in the garden of the Pal-   j   r* --- - - ut..ii rvniintinn    I.    *    *    , ac® hotel for worshipers at the The council sent Bethlehem a mitted to reporters that the 3^ si.rn ^nation controls.     mg    purposes, 15 percent less . midn u r w maS s to be telegram similar to one sent hours on the slopes in 10-belowj ^ring'funds for hrihh 3    I    checked    for guns or explosives, last week to U.S. Steel urgently,temperature had left him tired. nue .    '    ^    .    J    health j owa producers had 1.7 mil- ^ mayor 0 f Bethlehem requesting justification fur the And he said ii war difficult to serv “* s that would have aided )ion for breeding, down 13 per-| and |lx . ;l| Arab y m „ oh T rts com-increase.    concentrate on official business    (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) (cent. Bethlehem said its increase was smaller than I S. Steel's “bt'cause our prices were generally higher because of increases Pope Pre po res Rite To Open Holy Yeor Lost Hat second robber wj de The (scribed as Wack, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, between 30 and 35 (years old, 175 pounds and wear- we made last September and October.’ The new prices mainly affect the steel used to frame sky- (Continued Page 3. Col. 6 ) This Santa Claus Is for Real Today’s Index Comics ........... 17 Courthouse ............ 3 Crossword ...... 20 Daily Record 3 Deaths .. 3 Editorial Features 6 Farm ll Financial IM Marion ...... 9 Movies 16 Society . . 8 Sports 13-15 State ...... I, 5 Television IO Want Ads ------- .......20-22 COALINGA, Calif. (AP) Many children in this rural Central California area know Santa Clus is real because he has made his pre-Christmas visits with gifts and goodies for 33 years. Santa — who masquerades as a rancher named Roy Loft is the rest of tile year — starts his rounds each Christmas eve at 4 pm., driving from ranch to ranch and home to home. lit* used to keep it up until after daybreak Christmas, but an operation in 1972 forced him to cut back. Now Loftis g(*ts home between I and 3 a.rn After such a stint, he spends most of the day sleeping. “In 16 years of marriage, I've never spent a Christmas with my wife,” Loftis says. “But she said that if I wanted to go on playing Santa, she d help me.” Mrs. Loftis wraps presents and prepares fruit and candy destined for needy children, while her husband fixes toys. “For two or three days before Christmas, my house is really Santa’s workshop,” Loftis says. He estimates he has visited almost 6,(HK) children, and he says some of tile youngsters he ll visit tonight represent the fourth generation from the same family. liOftis says it started as a lad of 14 when a justice of the peace asked him to play Santa. He enjoyed it so much lie never quit laid now even gets letters at Ins ranch addressed to Santa Claus. He memorizes them so he will Florida Baptists and a warning from the Palestine Liberation know what the writer wants. “It’s embarrassing to ask a child, 'What do you want for Christmas?' and have him say, ‘You know what I want — I wrote you a letter,’ ” Ixiftis said. He says he began gathering gdbdies for poor children after he went to the wrong house one Christmas and found the family was “as poor as I’d ever seen. They had absolutely nothing for Christmas.” Another some food, sweets and toys for Loftis to give the family. 1 do anything to spoil Christmas ing a long black coat with a VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope em Ireland, Vietnam and the*,white knit cap plained that the security pre-    p au j yj     was ^     a silver    Middle East and stressed the    A third person stood outside cautions reduced the number of     dammer    ^ tde Holy Dow of    significance of the Holy Land to    the office while the robbery took tourists and were not necessary. ^ Peter’s Basilica shortly be-Christianity, Judaism and place, police said. The third Security has been tight every midnight Tuesday night to Islam.    man    lost a brown hat while run- ;christmas since Israel captured a    dedicated    to    “How    much we desire that ping from the scene after the j Arab Bethlehem from Jordan in    reconciliation within    the Roman    Jerusalem, instead of being the    robbery, police reported. No (lethe 1967 war. Bul it was int en-    ^^jjc    church and    throughout    object of continuing strife, may    scription of the third suspect : sifted this year after a grenadej tkje wor j d    become the crossroads of a fra .was available. attack Sunday in East Jcrusa-) ^     precedln(!    the    tertial encounter of all those,    »    *    * annual Christmas eve midnight believe in one God and the a second robbery Monday Mass in the basilica will ; carried by television in 45 na Organization that more tourists I,     3 might be attacked Meaningless be symbol of peace for the peoples,committed by two men armed of the    Holy Land and all the with sawed-off double    barrel (ions    peoples    of the Middle East,” the shotguns may have involved the The Holy Door, walled    up for     sa, , d , .    „ tm „ . | la ™ n ' ,,n ' said    . the 25 years between HolyL ,n P«* lal ™“>K *■» '*»    lh.'    two    ,,,™    ,,blamed $71., Mayor Eli.. Freji, a Jot*!Years, was dismantled brick by Year Pope Paul sa,d earlier he,cash ami $137 Inrfjedu at 9^40 danian citizen, said the guerilla brick last week, leaving only an     h "M    >* *«"«• lead ,0 sp !"‘^P'". w i*" threat was meanutgless b.- outside layer for tho    PtJpe*    I » men, JMndMtaitodqr Frted Cheken outlet.    1435 cause the Arabs - Moslem and hammer lo strike three    times.     a " lon «     ,tetn ’* pd , w " h ' n £ ls Hi r ^. avenue .^:.. rancher gathered I Christian - n-epect Christmas Then from inside, ropes will be    rml    to    dusidemte «ui i-oltce said Iski, irob her, en- No Arab in thiaarea would ever used to pull the door down    the    chaUenges    to    dogma.    tared    the    taulduw    (rom    a    rear 1    v    'door    and    forced    an    employe, Now he buys or arranges for donations each year for needy youngsters. Loftis, 47, says he plans to keep donning his Santa suit “as long as I can get around and as long as there s a kid who believes in Christmas.” “It is very quiet here and there is no need for all these precautions, I who come to Close Involvement This is Pope Paul’s second) close involvement rn Holy Year “Edge of Abyss” I n his annual Christmas us su re the nconle I address to the College ,3 Calili- j l '! OM '    ••”*.>    ■*“• assure mc peopu    •    rn    observances.    In 1950, as the Vat- Bethtehem that ndls Monday, lope laid san.    substitute    secretary    of they will be completely safe” i«* beginning ol the Holy Year a 4 •“ .*    ,, But an aide of Premier Yiti-the world^.'floundering on p * ■ ^ ', n J vn P ry H „' |y hak Rabin said while it was cus-;^ L    l * !e    a byss.    j tomary for the Arabs to suspend! He cited the violence in North- (Continued: Page 2, Col. 8 ) (Continued . Page 3, Col. 8 ) linings Chuckle Day before Christmas: The wrap race. IVW ''is * a '