Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Clear tonight with lows in 40s. Sunny and warmer Tuesday with highs upper 60s and low 70s.
VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 103
CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA. MONDAY, APRIL 22. 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS. UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Gas To Hit 60 Cents: FEO Head
ORLANDO. Fla. (AP) - By summer, motorists may be paying 60 cents for a gallon of gasoline, says the nation’s top energy official.
Federal energy chief John Sawhill said Sunday he expected gasoline prices to go up a few more cents and to level off at about 60 cents a gallon this summer. He told reporters covering a meeting of the National Oil Jobbers Council that he didn't expect gasoline prices to go much above that level.
Current average gasoline prices are about 53 cents a gallon for regular and 56 cents for premium Sawhill didn’t say whether he was referring to the price of premium, regular or! the average.
Sawhill said motorists could look forward to new' gasoline shortages if they do not coiv tinue to practice conservation.
“The record winter is now over and the oil embargo is lifted. but this is no time to relax again,” he said. “We have to hammer that theme of conserving energy until people want to do it and believe in doing it.”
If Americans continue driving at lower speed limits and limit nonessential use of cars, there will be sufficient gasoline for summer vacations, he said.
Sawhill also urged states to retain 55 mile an hour speed limits. He said the lower limit •'saves energy and lives and should become a permanent part of our way of life ”
Wisconsin; Two Perish
By Associated Pres*
Tornadoes slashed through Oshkosh. Wis., on Sunday, dam-nging more than 400 homes and prompting the state's acting governor to declare a state of emergency.
An elderly woman and an infant were killed as twisters touched down in a 35-mile stretch through four counties from Oshkosh south to Ilmira.
Tornadoes also touched down in Texas and Illinois on Sunday, but Wisconsin was the hardest hit.
The Wisconsin tornadoes struck about 4 p.m.
A 74-year-old Campbellsport woman was killed when a tornado demolished her mobile home, and a 5-month-old baby! was killed when a tornado sent a tree crashing onto the car in w hich he was riding.
Property damage was most severe in Oshkosh, but no deaths were reported in the city. “Ifs miraculous that nobody got killed.” said City Manager Gordon Jaeger. “The damage has got to be in the mil-* lions.”
“You could see roofs flying through the air,” an Oshkosh policeman said.
About 20 persons were reported injured in the four-county area hit by the tornadoes.
Secretary of State Robert Zimmerman, acting as governor, declared a state of emergency and sent national guard troops to help Oshkosh authorities clean up and keep sightseers out.
In northern Texas, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms injured eight persons and caused widespread property damage.
Tornadoes in northern Illinois damaged about 20 homes and injured a few persons at Polo. while another touched down nearby at Stillman Valley. No major damage was reported.
New Message From Hearst Captors Told
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UPI) — A penciled note and tape; recorded message received Monday by the Sacramento Bee claimed the Symbionese Liberation Army would execute five California peace officers “for every SLA member murdered.” “Sacramento Bee: This com-munique has been addressed to :you as you represent the capital of the state of California. You are responsible for informing the appropriate authorities,” the taped message said.
The purpose of this order is to prevent the setup and assassination of the members of the SLA by the facist state agents. Suppression of this document can only result in the endangering of your civil servants,” it said.
The messages, dated April 17, were received in a package postmarked Berkeley, April 19.
The Bee said there was some doubt that the messages came from the SLA. “Neither note nor tape contained the lengthy, ideological statements found in j some SLA communications,” the Bee said.
The messages were signed by a “general pax,” a name not found in recent SLA public statements. They were turned over to the FBI this morning.
An FBI spokesman said they would have to be analyzed before agents would make any comment.
There was no mention in cither the tape or penciled note of t h e kidnaping of Patricia Hearst.
Earlier an FBI agent in charge of the search for Patricia denied a report that his agents donned work clothes and infiltrated t h e neighborhood where the SLA is in hiding.
This is not true,” Special Agent Charles Bates said Sunday night when informed of the report in Newsweek magazine.
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Gazette Leased Wires
LOS ANGELES - The White House was expected to answer the house judiciary committee’s tape subpoena with a statement I H°use
in the handicap of the continually changing focus of demands for evidence,” the source said. The Times said the White statement, no matter
“hundreds and hundreds of pag- wbat ,orm b takes, probably
es” long, containing transcripts would not bc satisfactory to the By United I ress International of most of the 42 tapes, but judiciary committee, and a con- I he Israeli and Syrian, air not the recordings themselves, tempt-of-congress citation forces were reported in action
against the President could re- Monday on the Golan Heights
suit. front where tank and artillery
The Times said it also learned duels were reported for the 42nd
that the statement, which the consecutive day, but the action
White House had promised to appeared to be minor with no
about 36 conversations, buti,urn over- most likely would not aerial clashes developing, probably fewer, will be turned bo released until Thursday, the Arab newsmen in Lebanon re-over by the White House to the duo da,e tbe subpoena. ported that two Israeli halfcommittee Thursday, the sub- Meanwhile, it was learned tracks crossed into Lebanon on poena's due date. that *,ohn Ehrlichman has ad-the ill-defined border at the foot
St ii ii rf -’rf rf mitted to senate Watergate of 9.200-foot Mount Hermon and
Lnaeeidcd committee investigators that he clashed with Lebanese troop?,
But the White House said briefed President Nixon on an but both Israeli and Lebanese
according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Times said it learned this weekend that a package composed of verbatim transcripts of
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Monday that President Nixon is still undecided on “the content of form” of his response to the committee’s subpoena.
Nixon must respond by Thursday to the committee subpoena for material it seeks in its impeachment inquiry.
“We will have an answer this week,” deputy press secretary Gerald Warren said in response to reporters' questions.
Warren acknowledged there has been discussion about another public presidential statement on the Watergate scandal and the impeachment inquiry.
But, Warren said, “the President told me no decisions have
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Dean: Didn't Advise Stans To Hide Gift
officials denied the report.
The Israeli command said two Syrian jets penetrated Israeli-held territory on the Golan Heights and returned to Syria before Israeli jets could intercept them. It said Israeli planes bombed and strafed Syrian positions on Mount Hermon.
Turned Around An Israeli military source the two Syrian planes,
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RESCUE EFFORTS — New York firemen hoist ladders to rescue possible victims of a tremendous explosion that blew off the face of an office building near the United Nations.
New York Blast Injures 60
The magazine said the agents posed as “postmen, garbage collectors, deliverymen and the like ” The ruse allowed the FBI to discover the “neighborhood.
; if not the house, where the gang was hiding,” the news magazine I said.
“We haven't had men dressed or posing like that,” Bates said.
The FBI “was busy all weekend' conducting the search without success, he said.
Miss Hearst. 20, daughter of Randolph A. Hearst, president and editor of the San Francisco Examiner, was dragged from her Berkeley apartment Feb. 4 Her fiance, Steven Weed, was beaten by her abductors.
Police said Weed attended a rally Sunday night with a woman officers thought was alleged SLA member Nancy Ling Perry. But the woman turned out to be a Berkeley resident who police said was released after she paid a $13 outstanding traffic fine.
I Gazette Leased Wires
NEW YORK (AP) - About 60 persons were injured Monday ■ when an explosion, tentatively attributed to a gas accumulation in a 26-story commercial building, rocked the east side of Manhattan not far from the United Nations.
Three Asian diplomatic missions in the neighborhood and hundreds of sleeping residents were shaken by the 6:58 a.m. explosion, which shattered windows for blocks around.
While firemen worked in the building, an anonymous caller telephoned police and said a bomb was set to go off in the building.
Fire Commissioner John O’Hagan cleared his men out as a precaution.
O'Hagan said 59 persons had been taken to hospitals. He said he saw about two dozen treated at the scene but did not know whether they were hospitalized afterwards.
The blast ripped the commercial structure and touched off a fire. But the injured persons were neighboring residents.; principally the dazed occupants of Envoy Towers, a luxury, apartment house adjoining the blast site.
O'Hagan said there were
three possible causes of the blast — gas, inflammables or explosives — but told newsmen: “Evidence points to natural gas as the cause of the explosion.” The blast sent a cloud of dust and smoke over the area, but the accompanying fire was confined to the ground floor.
Two in Building
At the time of the blast, at least two custodial employes were in the 25-story commercial building.
Sal DeSposito. a porter, told reporters:
"I was sitting down in the back (on the first floor) and the whole thing went up. Nothing hit me and I ran out.”
John Moglia, another building employe, was standing over the basement where he believes the explosion took place.
“The whole floor came up." he said “I was thrown about 30 feet. I lost my glasses and my cap but I wasn’t hit by any flying objects.
“I couldn’t see anything or hear anything for what seemed like about ten minutes. I groped my way out but on my own power not with the help of firemen.”
Murray Zonenshine, who operates a newsstand on the corner of 45th street and Second avenue, said the “whole block was black. I saw' people running
around with bloody heads and something hit me in the head. I was putting out the papers when it happened. FII tell you one thing — if it had happened an hour later, lots of people would have been killed out there.”
“It sounded like an earthquake and I thought it was the end of the world,” said Maurice DeWalt, a magazine editor who lives in a building across the street from the explosion.
"My windows were blown inward and there is glass all over my pillow and my bed,” he said.
Carl Ragsdale, a free-lance, movie maker asleep in a neighboring building, said the blast literally lifted him from his bed and the windows blew' into his room
“It scared the hell out of me,” said Ragsdale, who added he hadn’t heard anything like it since serving in the navy in World war II.
Doors Buckled As residents were evacuated from the Envoy Towers, at least three dozen persons, children among them, were seen bleeding from the head or body.
The blast buckled the doors of some of the apartments in the luxury building and residents had to break their way out to be evacuated from the building.
NEW YORK (UPI) - Flatly contradicting former Commerce said
Secretary Maurice Stans, John Mig-21s, penetrated Israeli ter-
Dean testified Monday that he ritory in the early afternoon at
never told Stans there was no the easternmost part of the
obligation to reveal Robert Ves- bulge Israel captured from
co s secret 1972 Nixon campaign Syria in October. He said the
contribution of $200,000 to feder- two Migs flew in, turned
been made in terms of content a^ investigators. around, and returned to Syria
or form of the reply” to the CaHed as a rebuttal witness without attempting to attack
committee's subpoena bY the government. Dean made Israeli positions.
iw i?nm -be his third appearance before the A Damascus communique
Derogatory Remarks ra| ^ m jn |hc Ml(!said Syrian arti|]cry sheIled
The Times said that deleted Chell-Stans trial on what was Israeli anti-aircraft missile from the transcripts will be vol-;scheduled to be the last day of bases which the Israelis moved naricmc m- rmrtarirc . ‘ up to advanced positions during
... . n. . the night. The communique did
Under cross-examination by 1 e ^
Asst. U. S. Atty. John Wing,
Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, denied two instances in w^iich Stans testified Dean had advised him he did not need to volunteer information about the gift.
garisms, or derogatory remarks testimony not pertinent to the substance of the conversations.
The Times said President Nixon, while at his Camp David retreat during the weekend, was “weighing strong advice from inside and outside the White House to flatly reject the sub poena.”
But Nixon was expected to ig-
not say in which sector the Israelis had pushed forward the missile launchers.
Earlier communique? said exchanges of artillery continued intermittently throughout the night on the slopes of Mount Hermon.
The Israeli militarv command
Stans had testified that he nore arguments to "call a halt phoned Dean on Nov. 13. 1972. said two Israeli soldiers were to it here, ’ according to the an(j told him he had had a con- killed during a Syrian shelling Times. versation with G. Bradford attack on the heights Sunday.
Of the 42 subpoenaed tapes. c00k, general counsel to the The announcement was delayed five are believed nonexistent Securities and Exchange Com so that the soldiers’ relatives and the White House will con- mission, which was vigorously could be notified,
tend one of them never took pursuing an investigation of Syrian military communiques
place, the newspaper said. Vesco’s manipulations. said “several” Israeli soldiers
“Hundreds of man-hours of Stans sajd Cooj< had told him were killed and tanks destroyed work have gone into the state- ahout learning that Veseo had in day and night artillery duels ment’s preparation.” the Times transferred $250,000 from the over the mountain. Syria said quoted a source as saying. Bahamas to the United States two raiding Israeli fighter-bomb-
“Factual Data*’ and “had siphoned off $50,000" ers were driven off by ground
“It will be as comprehensive of . ^re’
and thorough a delivery of fac- Stans said he told Dean that New Premier
lual data to the judiciary com-: <j“J n"' vol“n,2^ ,0 Meanwhile, leaders of the rul-
mittee as can be compiled with-1 Br‘ld about the $200,WO gift. jn Labor ( ( d Monday
. eS^‘ed.' '.u fa",J:°ldfor Labor Minister Yitzhak
him at that time that there Rabin a [ormcr chjc( Q( ff
Report Pan Am Jet ftWhamba„sstador 10pc u Sm,0
. . replace outgoing Prime Min-
in human capabilities and with-
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“should make a request.”
ister Golda Men*.
The party’s central committee voted 298-290 in favor of Rabin over Information Minister Shimon Peres.
The nomination still left Rabin far short of forming a
NEW YORK (UPI)
American World Airways said have no recollection of that con-Monday it had reports one of its versation.”
Boeing 707 jets with 106 persons j Stans also had testified that aboard had crashed between two during an airplane flight from mountains on the Indonesian is- j Washington to New York with land of Bali.
The spokesman said a gen- question. “Am I obligated to darme in the Balinese capital of reveal the $200,000 to the com-Denpasar said he saw the plane mission” and that Dean had crash between two mountain said “No.” peaks. “Did you have that conversa- surrcnc^cr ,0 an0*ber candidate
The plane was flight 812 en tion?" Wing asked Monday. or ^oave ^rs- ^eir as caretake: route from Hong Kong to Bali. “No, I did not,” replied Dean. Prem*er untd new elections can
Dean he again had raised the "ow ™aldl°" government from
Israel s divided and bickering
He has a little over six weeks
to succeed. If he fails, he must
Describes Behavior Types Prone to Heart Attacks
You get a pretty good idea of eternity when you start paying for a $5,000 car on the installment plan. copyright
By Meyer Friedman, M.D.
and Ray IL Rosenman, M.D.
The following section is intended to help you determine for yourself whether you are a Type A or Type B personality. If you are honest in your self appraisal — and if you are actually aware of your own
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traits and habits — we believe that you will not have too much trouble accomplishing this.
The details of the behavior pattern vary, of course, according to many factors — education, age, social position. But most of you will be able to spot yourselves.
Incidentally, we have found that Type A persons are by and large more common, and that if you are not quite sure about yourself, chances are that you, too. are Type A — not fully developed, perhaps, but bad enough to think about changing.
And after you have assessed yourself, ask a friend or your spouse whether your self-assessment was accurate. If you disagree, they are probably right.
You possess Type A behavior pattern:
I. If you have (a) a habit of explosively accentuating various key w'ords in your ordinary speech even when
there is no real need for such accentuation, and (b) a tendency to utter the last few words of your sentences far more rapidly than the opening words.
The vocal explosiveness betrays the excess aggression or hostility you may be harboring. The hurrying of the ends of sentences mirrors your underlying impatience with even the time required for your own speech.
2. lf you always move, walk. and eat rapidly.
3. If you feel (particularly if you openly exhibit to others) an impatience with the rate at which most events take place. You are suffering from this sort of impatience if you find
it difficult to restrain yourself from hurrying the speech of others and resort to the device of saying very quickly over and over again, “Uh huh. uh huh.” or, "Yes yes, yes yes,” to someone who is talking, unconsciously urging him to “get on with” or hasten his rate of speaking.
You are also suffering from impatience if you attempt to finish the sentences of persons speaking to you before they can.
Other signs of this sort of impatience: if you become unduly irritated or even enraged when a car ahead of you in your lane runs at a pace you consider too slow ; if you find it anguishing to wait in lino or
to wait your turn to be seated at a restaurant; if you find it intolerable to watch others perform tasks you know you can do faster; if you become impatient with yourself as you are obliged to perform repetitious duties (making out bank deposit slips, writing checks, washing and cleaning dishes, and so om, which are necessary but take you away from doing things you really have an interest in doing; if you find yourself hurrying your own reading or always attempting to obtain condensations or summaries of truly interesting and worthwhile literature.
4. lf you indulge in polypha-sic thought or performance, frequently striving to think of
or do two or more things simultaneously. For example, if while trying to listen to another person's speech you persist in continuing to think about an irrelevant subject, you are indulging in polypha-sic thought.
Similarly, if while golfing or fishing you continue to ponder your business or professional problems, or if while using an electric razor you attempt also to eat your breakfast or drive your car, or if while driving your car you attempt to dictate letters for your secretary, you are indulging in polyphasic performance.
This is one of the commonest traits in the Type A
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BANGKOK (AP) - The labor department Monday proposed the minimum wage be increased from 80 cents a day to $1.25, an increase of 56 percent, a spokesman reported.
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