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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - December 16, 1973, Burlington, Iowa Mideast talks set Back by i United press International . And egyptian officials announced saturday the Geneva Middle East peace conference has been postponed until next Friday. It had been scheduled to begin tuesday but a . Official said it will be delayed by crucial talks with Israel. In Amman Jordan an american official travelling with Secretary of state Henry Kissinger on his seven nation tour of the Middle East told newsmen Copenhagen up a the european Summit conference ended after two Days of drama and confusion saturday night with agreement on an unprecedented Energy program a word of support for Israel and warning to the arabs not to overplay their Oil weapon. The comings and goings of four Arab ministers who walked uninvited into the Summit and forced the leaders of the nine common Market nations to give them a hearing stole most of the attention. The opening of the peace conference would be postponed because of matters that Kissinger has to take up with Israel. The official would not elaborate further. Kissinger who arrived in the jordanian capital after More than seven hours of talks with syrian president Hafez Assad in Damascus was to Confer in tel Aviv with israeli leaders sunday. In Cairo egyptian foreign minister but final statements showed a sympathy for Israel and an impatience with the arabs that had been missing in official european statements since the Oil crisis began. The final communique endorsed the a Security of All the countries in the Middle East area that is Israel or its the singling out of Israel reversed earlier common Market statements which tilted toward the arabs. A Ismail Fahmi announced the postponement for his government. Fahmi said the opening of the session would be delayed a in View of the contacts going on now to prepare for it a the Middle East news Agency reported. Diplomatic sources in Cairo said saturday night that the delay was caused by israelis failure to define its stand on the International conference. The sources ascribed the delay to two factors a the fact that Israel has not made it Clear whether it will attend the talks although the israeli Cabinet held a lengthy meeting Friday. A talks at the United nations that produced saturday nights Security Council Resolution making Secretary general Kurt Waldheim the conferences presiding officer. The superpowers abstained from voting on the Resolution. In Jerusalem a foreign ministry spokesman said late saturday it was impossible to respond yet to the announcements. Europe done to lean too hard a the i Al a a 2 Exxa Deqi 137th year no. 135 sunday december 16, 1973 x. Avo she your jeweler Quot reminds you. Inside today 64 pages late news.3, Roll 42 business news. .33, 34 crossword Puzzle. .32 editorial pages. .4, 5 entertainment. .6 family and social .21-29 Hawk Eveland. .48 Horoscope. .39 obituaries. To sports. .13-19, 35 or. Thosteson. .31 want ads. 43-47 in sections Price 20c Mailbox of her grandmother mrs. Evan Peterson Irish Ridge pm Hawk Eyt photo by John Gram saturday s Snow did t keep Angela Bersch from checking to see if Santa had made any Early deliveries to the la Rich id Washington up president Nixon saturday signed legislation putting most of the nation on year round Daylight saving time to save Energy and authorized the use of 2,000 internal Revenue service agents to enforce fuel allocation rules. Postponing his annual physical checkup until sometime next week the president met for one hour with administration Energy chief William e. Simon and his Deputy John c. Sawhill. Simon announced the beefed up enforcement actions at a news conference after the meeting. The Daylight saving time Bill a Compromise passed Friday by the House and Senate would go into effect at 2 . Jan. 6, and continue until october 1975. It was designed to save some Energy expended for lighting and heating. Simon who said he had Given Nixon a a very positive report on the governments Energy conservation program announced that the 2,000 irs agents would begin immediately to enforce the allocation system and crack Down on Price gouging. The agents have been assigned on a full time basis for the next six months he said. Simon added to la to the irs agents also will train some 1,000 new personnel to take Over the enforcement Job for weekend Roundup of local fuel prices and problems see Page 3 by the Middle of 1974. A they Are going to train and supervise work for us at our direction on allocation Price gouging and any other illegal activities connected with any of these shortages a he said. A we Are not going to tolerate any abuse and we will come Down on this very hard when it is found the Federal Energy office which Simon Heads previously has had no far reaching enforcement program. Simon indicated that Nixon okayed the plans which he outlined. He said they also discussed a three Day old strike of dissident truckers protesting High fuel prices and lower Speed limits the question of rationing the present fuel allocation program and legislation pending in Congress including a proposal to deregulate natural Gas at the Well head. Simon said the administration is trying to increase the diesel fuel Supply and has promised the truckers 110 per cent of the fuel Supply they used last year. He said he hoped a these positive Steps we have taken will be accepted in a positive fashion by the the Energy chief said Nixon described the emergency Energy Bill which passed the House Early saturday As a reds hit mercy copter i slain la Eishi i Rich i do. Washington up defense Secretary James r. Schlesinger saturday branded As a very clearly a despicable act the communist ambush of a mercy Mission helicopter in South Vietnam and threatened unspecified . Retaliation if such attacks continue. The state department also denounced the attack in which an american officer was killed As a a contemptible and especially since the communists were notified of the Mission in Advance. The unarmed helicopter which Schlesinger said was clearly marked As a non hostile aircraft was carrying four . Army personnel and three South vietnamese on a search for the body of ii american Serviceman believed killed in 1966. The copter was one of three forced Down Friday Only 12 Miles from Saigon. . Officials said Apt. Richard m. In a. It ant no cold blood by communist riflemen after the helicopter touched Down and Rees raised his arms in surrender. Rees was the second american killed since the Jan. 27 Vietnam cease fire. One South vietnamese also was killed in the ambush of the three helicopters and seven other Mission members were wounded a this was very clearly a despicable act in shooting Down an unarmed helicopter engaged in effect in what was a mercy Mission a Schlesinger end near for fort Warden does t mind Nixon inks time Bill alerts irs agents by Les Peck it. Madison the Iowa state Penitentiary Here a Stone and steel fortress that has imprisoned men for 133 Vears appears to be in the Twilight of its life. And the Man in charge of the prisons Day to Day operation Warden Lou v. Brewer is glad that the end might be near. A despite my vested interest i would endorse closing of this institution a Brewer said in a Telephone interview with the Hawk Eye after the dept of social services announced in Des Moines that it wants to phase out the it. Madison prison and the Iowa menus reformatory at Anamosa. Though no timetable has been established for the elimination of either the a a fort or Brewer said that the prisons minimum custody dormitory outside the Walls Here will be shut Down by july i 1974. It s expected that the approximately 60 men in the dorm excluding men serving life sentences will be moved through the correctional release system to parole or to Community based facilities. Brewer said he has no intention of returning liners from the dorm Back related Story Page la inside the Walls. He speculated that the state might let lifers live together in a supervised Community facility but no firm plans have been made he said. There Are less than a dozen lifers in the dorm now. The dorms future is Uncertain Brewer said. It might be shut Down altogether or used for staff training. The prison probably will save Money on food and operating costs with the dorm shutdown but jobs done by prisoners will have to be assumed by prison workers providing no savings in staff Coats Brewer said. The proposed elimination of the maximum Security prisons Here and at Anamosa is part of a state plan to rely More heavily on half Way houses and other Community programs. The Riverview release Center at Newton is to be closed by july i 1975, As part of the correctional changes and the state forestry Camp at yellow no defroster weather for Hawk Eye land will get warmer tomorrow a but not much with the thermometer climbing near 22 after today a expected High of 18 and an overnight Low of 5 above. River stages Burlington 8.6, steady Davenport 5.1, steady Keosauqua 3.8, Down .2. River state Park near Mcgreagor will be closed next september. The Iowa medical Security facility at Oakdale near Iowa City will be expanded by two units increasing from 48 Beds to 129 Beds Brewer acknowledged that not All prisoners Here and at Anamosa will be set free or placed in Community based programs. He said one alternative for the state would be to build a correctional Complex near an Urban area that could include a number of in a tit it ions within a close location by doing this the state could save by consolidating administration and Basic services while still offering different programs for the people housed in the Complex. A it would be for correctional treatment rather than correctional keeping a Brewer said. As an example of savings Brewer said the prison Here spends about a half million dollars a year tor medical service a just to run our Hospital and get people to Iowa the prison has no full time doctor Many medical cases Are treated at University hospitals Iowa City with one Complex medical services could be available to All prisoners whether they be the older adult males that usually Are sent to it. Madison younger men that Are kept at Anamosa or women prisoners. With the emphasis on Community programs Brewer estimated that from 200 to 3 x men might be moved out of the fort and Annie. Each prison has approximately 580-600 inmates. We Hile Brewer is giving his unqualified support to closing the two prisons he indicated that he wants a some kind of signal from the legislature to show if it is willing to follow the social services Lead in moving Iowa into the forefront of Community based corrections. Tea time7 it really was a 200 years ago today Long before the invention of teabags and Well ahead of the White Man s settling of the Mississippi River Valley some Hardy indians launched a revolution with a party in Boston Harbor see Page 9 r president Nixon signs Bill creating year round Daylight saving time under watchful Eye of rep Norman Lent r n y., chief House sponsor of the Energy saving act a Basket cases because a a it a got a Mere 200 Points of difference with a Senate passed version. He said he hoped the two versions could be compromised in a House Senate conference by thursday and passed before Congress adjourns for Christmas. Simon said he and Nixon discussed the possibility of gasoline rationing a at some length a but indicated they still View it As a last resort. He also said his staff would begin meeting monday with airlines representatives in an Effort to relieve a threatened Layoff of pilots and flight personnel because of Jet fuel shortages. A expressing optimism that the government will solve these shortages Simon added that his predictions were not based on the Assumption that the Arab Oil Boycott will end soon. A a in a assuming the embargo will continue a he said. The Daylight savings time Bill which Nixon signed would put the nation on a fast time throughout the year for the first time since world War u

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