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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Chance of rain tonight and Wednesday. I/Ows tonight, OO to 65. Highs Wednesday, Xii to 85. * VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 215 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1974 Cb# (htdut l\npuU HURT ai# Wf CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Ford Working on Inflation Summit WASHINGTON (AP)-President Ford is moving swiftly to plan an economic summit conference to battle the inflation he labeled “Domestic Enemy No. I.” And he is pressing congress to act within IO days to revive the government’s tools to monitor wages and prices. Congressional Democrats joined Republicans in applauding the tone of Ford’s presidential keynote speech Monday night. But some said they will have to be convinced the new President can find the correct cure for the nation’s soaring prices. “Revved Up" Ford spoke to a packed house chamber and millions across the country, calling on congress to join “in getting this country revved up and moving” and pledging to seek a balanced federal budget in the fiscal year starting next July I. Say Ford Cut List of V. P. Candidates WASHINGTON (UPI)-President Ford has whittled down his list of possible choices for vice-president and is expected to announce his nominee by the end of the week, a White House official said Tuesday. Ford, the official said, is especially looking into the credentials of former New York Gov. Rockefeller, Republican National Chairman George Bush, and Sen. Baker (R-Tenn ). Rockefeller and Bush have influential suporters and they are on several lists submitted to Ford for consideration. Each has his special attraction in terms of Ford’s political needs. Rockefeller supporters believe his name would enhance the ticket if Ford runs for the presidency in 1976. Bush is popular on Capitol Hill and has a wide following among Republicans. Baker would lend Southern weight to the Republican ticket at a time when Gov. Wallace of Alabama may have his eye on the Democratic ticket. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said Monday that Ford is “nowhere near” a final i bang on the President’s desk.” decision.    He said it demands immediate! Ford was asked if he has attention He never referred directly to the Watergate scandal that drove Richard Nixon from the presidency last week but pledged, “There will be no illegal tapings, eavesdropping, bug-gings or breakins by my administration.” And Ford mentioned his predecessor's name only once, declaring he has supported and will continue “the outstanding foreign policy of President Nixon.” On the floor of the house chamber, an unusually large number of congressmen and senators were present to hear the 38th President outline his goals for the two-year, five-month remainder of Nixon’s shattered presidency. Ford proposed little specific legislation — the wage-price monitoring authority now and a health insurance measure before the end of the year. Tough Decisions And he said the “nation’s voters should support the candidates who consistently vote for tough decisions to cut the cost of government, restrain federal spending and bring inflation under control.” Waves of cheers and applause thundered across the cavernous chamber as Ford was escorted in. And members of both parties cheered when the 25-year congressional veteran declared his motto towards congress: “Communication, conciliation, compromise and cooperation.” But the applause was noticeably louder from Ford’s fellow Republicans than from the majority Democrats when the President pledged to fight for a balanced budget while maintaining a strong defense. “It’s going to be quite a trick to balance the budget by fiscal 1976, and not cut the Pentagon budget,” said Sen. Hart (D-Mich.) “He said the things the country wanted to hear. His big task now is to find the solutions,” said Sen. Jackson (D-Wash.). “Country Needs” But Sen. Coldwater (R-Ariz.) said “it was exactly what the country needs. I agree with what he said on the economy and the defense budget.” Senator Humphrey (D-Minn.) called the potential for higher food prices posed by crop failures—which Ford did not mention—“a hot potato right smack ll... v......... B w Twm ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Ryan was destroyed when a tornado struck at 4:20 p.m. Monday. Several per- —Gazette Photo bz Duane Crock sons were injured, but no one was killed by the twister. The Great Plains lumber yard and about 30 homes were also destroyed. House Votes To Drop Junior High Work—$8.9 Million Seai-Beli Interlock WASHINGTON (AP) - The house voted overwhelmingly Monday to make optional the seat-belt interlock system that is currently required on all new cars. The system that requires front-seat passengers to buckle their seat belts before the car can be started would disappear, judging from congressmen who told the house that their constituents are fed up with the idea. By Judy Daubenmier Cedar Rapids Nows— An $8.9 million figure was feet minimum safety standards;    k ,k n    ri for eas tanks in event of col- !aPproved b-v the Cedar RaP|ds j. ■ .    Community    school board Mon- lision. Buzzer Junked The legislation had a seat belt provision which would have made optional the interlock system or systems which requires day night as the new price tag for remodeling four junior high schools. “We did look carefully to seej Supt. Craig Currie expressed if there were any areas that doubt that new structures could could be cut without damaging he constructed for the estimated the program. None could be $16 l*r s(>uare foot which thc program found. I would much prefer to come back with a lower figure, or at least the same figure as last time, but that is not possible,” he said. Scott Olson, candidate for a remodeling is expected to cost. While conceding that the district’s enrollment is declining, Currie said the school district would be looking at changes in its organization to better utilize the buildings. Could Expand The junior highs could be expanded to include sixth graders, of the interlock — at extra cost The house approved the pro- -°r ^ warning light signal if'cent each month. Approval of a figure chosen    a    vice-president    as    he.    “The crop    report yesterday    vision by a vote of    339    to 49. belts are not buckled, emerged    from    his    house    in    was an economic time bomb,    and then    passed by voice    vote a believe me,”    Humphrey said on j new car    and school    bus    safety the NBC-TV    Today program.    I bill. “Crop estimates are substan-' Seat belts still would be man-tially down. This will have asjdatory; but a dashboard light much impact on the economy in! would be the only warning determs of inflation as the Arab!vice the government could reoil embargo.” In urging an economic sum- suburban Alexandria, Va., Tuesday morning. “No, no, one thing at a time,” he said with a laugh. “We were a little busy yesterday.” Ford has asked congressmen and other government officials to submit the names of potential I candidates by Wednesday. (Continued: Page 3. Col. 2 ) Iowa Corn Could Dip Under Billion Bushels quire to inform a motorist that the belts were not fastened. No Air Bags The seat-belt amendment, pushed by Rep. Wyman (R-N.H.), would also make air bags optional instead of mandatory when they become ready for production. Managers of the bill said the effect would be no air bags. The said Monday, as they predicted bags would have to be mass-Iowa will produce less than a produced to carry a realistic By AI Swegle The nation’s corn crop,,    . plagued by heavy rains last billion bushel corn crop.    !    price    tag,    the    managers    said, spring and drouth this sum-    The state report estimate afterwise    *bey    will    be    an    un- mer, may dip below the 5 billion    an 85 bushel per acre yield and P°puiar    “f®"'    pr°bab'y    C0St' bushel mark this year for the production of 998,750.000 bushels m£u^r first time since 1970.    ;    is a considerable slump from The prediction Monday by the    last year's 1.2 billion bushels! agriculture department ap-    and 108 bushel per acre yield The amount is about 14 percent higher than the $7.8 million buckling    up. The    penalty    would    Hgure voters rejected in    a b°n<jt    v    th    _nhnnli be listening to    a    buzzer    for    the [referendum last spring.    School I fwo*year vacancj on    the    school; entire trip    I    officials said the jump was duejb°ar(L questioned the size and Wyman’s    amendment    would    10 increases in the    cost of equip-1 a™u"‘ of the bond issue in leave    thc    driver    a    choice    only    mant' materials    and    labor,: 8    P    he suggested. which average about two per-    ^hool districts enroll Rc^eljng of McKinley ^ , I Olson, an architect, suggestedI Roosevelt has already begun. Uth„r i...    . rJ!"Inew buildings could be built for^n? funds from the 2.5 mill i^r^f    h.‘ithe seme number of students at :Pr0Perly    tax    lev7    for    construc- essary before petitions    can be abou( |he same cos(    , (ion.    About    {1.2 million    worth of circulated asking    the    school!    bids has been    let    for initial j board to call such an election. | “Use Same Sites” remodeling. i About 1,600 signatures are need-1 The same sites could be used, i School district officials said |e(L    ; Olson said, if the new buildings j they had not yet computed what Areas to be renovated in the were built alongside the old'millage rate an $8.9 million four buildings include physical jones, and the old structures bond issue would require if education and locker roo rn! were razed when the new ones* voters were to give it the neces-areas, the auditoriums    and in-'[opened.    sary 60 percent approval, structional material centers,----------------- Cindy Strickler Drowns Monday :n Cedar River Cedar Rapids News— Cindy Strickler, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Strickler, 4681 Lincoln Heights drive SE, drowned about 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Cedar river southeast of Cedar Rapids, near where Indian creek flows into the river. Linn deputies reported she was wading with three other Loss Set At Near $1 Million By Mary Wallhaum RYAN — At least ten Ryan residents were injured Monday when a tornado struck this Delaware county community about 4:20 p.m. Damage estimates in and around the community have unofficially been placed at about $1 million, after the high winds and a funnel cloud demolished St. Patrick’s Catholic church, the Great Plains Lumber Co. and the West Delaware grade school. The Ryan Co-op building was also heavily damaged, with the elevator and a storage bin destroyed. In addition, about 32 homes were destroyed or substantially damaged, according to a survey conducted Monday night by the Grant Wood area chapter of the American Red Cross which is at the disaster scene serving food' and providing clothing to those left homeless. Seven Hospitalized Seven persons remain hospitalized in a Manchester hospital with lacerations and other injuries suffered when the tornado struck. The most seriously injured is believed to be Diane Riniker, 19, who was taken to University hospitals in Iowa City where she underwent extensive surgery for lacerations she received. Other members of her family, Janice, 13; Cathleen, 15; Ronald, age not listed, and Bernice Riniker were also injured when [the funnel cloud struck their Ryan home. All remain hospitalized in fair condition except Ronald Riniker who was treated and released. Others Injured Others injured were Charles Saunders, 87, who suffered a possible back injury; Fredrica Wendt, 81, with multiple abrasions and possible concussion, amd Ivan Anderson, 27, who sustained a fractured pelvis. All were in good condition. Two or three other persons were treated as out patients and released. Damage was limited to the southwest section of Ryan after residents reported a funnel cloud was seen coming from the west, cut southeast through the town and then moved south before it lifted. Emergency Aid Police departments from Oelwein, Monticello, and Manchester, along with the Delaware county sheriff’s department and Iowa highway patrol and various fire departments (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) cafeterias, small gyms, classrooms, corridors, heating plants, and the addition of carpeting, partial air-conditioning and site work. Thc cost is $2,123,000 for McKinley, $1,973,000 for Roosevelt, Tapes’, Papers’ Value Increased Nixon Still Worth Millions girls and two boys when she $2,391,000 for Franklin, and stepped off a sandbar or was swept away by the current. One $2,413,000 for Wilson. All four structures are 50 of the boys reportedly had a^vears while the school dis- The bill now goes lo confer-[ence committee to iron out differences with a senate version ....    ,    .    *    j    which    does    not    change present patently dashes hopes by Aga-, Federal crop officials estimat-.goverrnnent regulate dealing culture Secretary tart Butz cd that 11.7 million acres in with air bags and interlock sys-for a bumper crop to rebuild the I iowa were planted to com for terns. nation’s barren stockpiles.    grain compared with 11.15 mil-    The house bill also would:    _______ estimate Mondav    of    a    lion a year ago    and    10.60 million    Require    automakers    to foot    lj    r,    / 4 %{» billion    bushel corn crop    is    in 1972.    cost of repairs of cars    recalled    /WO/70^    O# 0/0/7, one    billion    bushels less    than ^ast    month    the    agriculture    for safety    defects. It’s volun-j "hat the agriculture depart- department projected this tory now. merit had projected a monthyear’s corn crop could range be-1 Require the department of ea™er-    ,    ,    tween 5 94 and 6.35 billion bush- transportation to establish safe-! This week s report is also sub- e,s ^ t<hat the nation-s corn ty standards for school buses. stantially below what the Na'crop would yield in a range be- Require the department of tional Corn.Growers Asm pre-Lween ^ to 94 busheI s per acre I transportation to put into ef- dicted earlier this month based „ .    ,    J___> on Aug. I conditions. The Corn Fcder^ of fals sharply cut Crowers group pegged the yield *lT‘r ,naJ0!1    estimate    to this month at SWI billion bush-17/’* buslwls '>er acre,m U*jr ejs    August    report.    Officials made Iowa Yield Dron    no Projection of yields for Iowa A slight increase in acreage in    in'beir Ja|y "P01'1 Iowa will be offset by a sharp    Ihc nation^wn crop ls cx- decline in yield, federal officials!    (Continued: Page 3, Col. 5.) close call, but was rescued s other two junior high when the youngsters pushed a buildings were built in 1965. log out to him.    | B°ar(* Member Steve Sovern The Strickler girl reportedly [sai(* the remodeling program was a good swimmer, but is Panned for $8.9 million is sub- To ti utf's Sign Chuckle in an automobile show window: “Let’s all fight poverty together. Buy a new car!’’    copyright believed to have panicked. Her body was recovered by (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) Some Returned A young man snatched a Cedar Rapids woman’s purse Monday evening, but no one can call him greedy. June Arlene Boss, 1529 Seventh avenue SE, told police she was walking in the 1000 block of Fourth avenue SE at about 7:55 p.m. when the youth grabbed the purse and ran. It contained $110. The purse was found later, with $60 of the money still in it. stantially the same as was planned for the $7.8 million figure. Todays Index Comics 15 Crossword 15 Daily Record 3 Deaths .....3 Editorial Features 6 Farm IO Financial 16 Marion . ...7 Movies .............. ..... 14 Society........ 8 Sports 11-13 State ................ .......4 Televison 9 Want Ads 17-21 WASHINGTON (AP)-Rich-ard Nixon is still worth millions. although his financial papers don’t show it. Nixon’s disclosure of his net worth late last year, did not mention what is almost certainly his single greatest asset: the tapes, papers and memorabilia accumulated during his many years in public life. A professional estimate made five years ago placed the value of documents and mementos Nixon collected before he became President at nearly $1.5 million. The value of that collection which Nixon still owns presumably increased when he attained a unique place in history by being the first President of the U.S. to resign. But by far the most valuable items are Nixon’s presidential tapes and documents. At the moment, most of them remain in the White House, but they arg considered his personal property arid will be sent to him at his request, a government official said. The Nixon presidential papers, while obviously of great potential value, have not yet been catalogued or appraised. A spokesman for the General Services Administration, parent of the National Archives, said any papers accumulated in the White House during the Nixon years—except treaties, legislation and similar documents of state — are considered the personal property of the ex-President. The spokesman said the famous White House tapes are considered to be among the papers, but no decision lias been made on where the tons of documents will be sent. The Special Watergate Prosecution Force has some materials already and has requested others for use as evidence in various investigations. But officials said those eventually will be returned to Nixon when they are no longer needed by the courts. Ralph G. Newman, the Chicago appraiser hired by Nixon to evaluate vice-presidential papers given to the National Archives, estimated in 1969 that the most valuable materials in the Nixon collection at that time were 1,250 papers, 750 tapes and IOO films. The papers, consisting primarily of letters to Nixon from American and foreign dignitaries, were removed from the correspondence file given to the government and retained for Nixon. Newman said they were worth $250 each. The vice presidential tapes, which have an estimated average length of IS minutes and could contain nothing as important as the secretly recorded White House tapes, were appraised at $25 each. Th#* films were listed at $250 each. If Newman’s estimate is any indication of what some libraries and many private collectors would be willing to pay for the Nixon collection, Ute ex-President is potentially a very wealthy man. ;

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