Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cloudy tonight with lows in 50s. Chalice of rain Thursday with highs 70 to 75.
VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 23!
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
I ll* ■■ Space Flight;
In Hiawatha Failure Seen
MOSCOW (AP) — Less than! ,40 hours after they were hurtled; I into space, two Soviet cos-] ! monauts aboard Soyuz 15 are! | returning to earth without docking with an orbiting Russian! commission I sPace laboratory, Tass reported planners have concluded that a ™ednes(lay*
direct route through Hiawatha I The Soviet news a8ency 8avr .. • , , ■ . .mo explanation why the cos-
remains the best choice for o- ,„n„011L a c ,
j,, monauts, Gennady Sarafanov
cation of interstate 380. ;anc| Demin, would not link
Corridor Engineer Bob up with the Salyut 3 unmanned
By Dale Kueter
Humphrey said the commission’s study of the route through Hiawatha and an alternate west of the community has been completed.
laboratory. Earlier reports indicated the two spaceships would link up.
There were unconfirmed
“We now plan to present the I)0r*s *n Moscow that Soyuz 15 conclusions lo the Linn county had ceased radio transmissions. |
commission! ■?ked,about thoa So-’ viet spokesman said the two Soviet spacemen “are probably
regional planning and city councils from Hiawatha and Cedar Rapids,” Humphrey said. He hopes to schedule the session in the next several weeks.
are for the
Humphrey said the study in volved the common termini for spokesman both the east (through Hiawatha) and west (alternate) routes, beginning at Collins road NE in Cedar Rapids and ending a half mile south of Center Point.
The west route generally would be located two miles west of the east route before coming
together south of Center Point.
The highway commission’s study produced the following results:
-—The cast route is 11.5 miles
long, or 1.4 miles shorter than the west route.
—The east alignment would, at
present day construction costs, require $20.1 million to build,
$2 5 million less than the west route.
saving energy process.”
Any docking failure might raise new questions about the scheduled linkup next July with an American space vehicle. However, a U.S. space agency said in Washington
Out Return T .. r To Controls fOUlf liX
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres-] ident Ford said Wednesday that | he subscribed to the view that;
Richard Nixon has suffered)
enough over Watergate, but! WASHINGTON (UPI) — The added that it would be "unwise European Common Markct wi“ and untimely for me to make eut lts purchasc of any commitment" as to what he ^vestock ^eed a^°u^ percent would do if the former Pres- "" the next far in an cffort t0 ident should face criminal pros- case r's‘n8 food prices, the ecutj0n market’s agricultural commis-
Responding lo the first ques- sioner said Wednesday,
tion at this first White House U.S. Agriculture Secretary news conference, Ford said he Butz praised the cooperation besides the views expressed by tween the two continents to Vice-prcsidcnt-dcsignate : Rock* meet onc of (hc }
feller, who has said the tone ,.
and the mood of the country” is Pro^^ems an(f saif* the decision that Nixon should not face fur- meant that despite a sharp drop
ther action. in U.S. corn production, the gov-
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it would not affect plans for the linkup between a Soyuz and an American Apollo spacecraft because a completely new docking system jointly designed by the Americans and the Russians will be used for that mission.
Tass said only that the Soyuz 15 made many approaches to the space lab. “made observa-
AWAITS SENTENCE — Robert Preston, right, army private who has pled guilty of stealing a helicopter and flying it to the White House grounds, talks with his military attorney, Capt. Herbert Moncier, outside the Fort Meade, Md., courtroom. Preston could get a two-and-a-half-year sentence.
End of Park Reservations: Suit Planned
Hickel Loses Bid for Alaska Governorship
tions of the approach to the station.” and inspected Salyut 3,1 By Tom Fruehling which was sent up June 25. Cedar Rapids-based Park jmond,
By Associated Press
Warning of Hijackings Of Yachts
former state senate Reservation System will discon-1 president known for his poetry,
won the Republican gubernato-
Tass said “Under the Dro- tinue business Thursday follow-!";, me nepuc
-. i rial nomination in Alaska Tues-
gram of the second day, the cos-; mg what company vice-day> defeating a field of four
nickel, favored development ai any cost. WASHINGTON (AP; — Coast
Hickel said much of Ham- j guard officers told congress mond's support may have come Wednesday that more than 30
in crossover votes from liberal Democrats. Alaska’s primary ballot is open
yachts could have been hijacked by drug runners in the last three years.
monauts made experiments tolpresident James Rossie termed I candidates”which included S,ale ^ c- R- Lcwis' •! The service issued a warning
n/irffi/rf fnnhrtinim n £ nilAtirirf A * * rn 11 ♦»I a1 /Iftnin IamD k.. DOC a f I «f
—The annual road user cost
for the east route would be $13.71 million, $1 million less than the west route. Road user costs are computed by taking the number of vehicles expected times a cost-per-mile factor based on operations, maintenance and time spent.
—Neither route would have
particular environmental advantages over the other.
Humphrey said while the east route would pass within three blocks of the Hiawatha school, it “will be far enough away not to' interfere with the educational: process.”
Moreover, he said, the! railroad tracks through Ilia-; Watha make the east route more adaptable for the interstate than the alternate to the west.
While the commission claims neither route would cause unacceptable air or noise pollution. Humphrey noted that the west route would logically produce 14 miles more emission
perfect the technique of piloting a “mutual decision” by PRS of the ship in different flight re-, ficials an dthe National Park gime9... ; Service.
“According to reports of the And, said Rossie, his, firm is crew and data of telemetric in- in the process of bringing suit | formation, the cosmonauts feel against the government agency well. The crew is concluding the for “breach of contract.” flight and is preparing the, An interim contract gave the spaceship for the return to the [company, incorporated in Cali
fon rn e r Interior Walter Hickel.
Hammond will face the incumbent, William Egan, a Democrat who won renomination easily in a primary that also saw Alaskans vote overwhelm-
Secretary I member of the national board oft to mariners on the dangers of
the John Birch Society, defeated I hijacking while Coast Guard
four other candidates in an Commandant Admiral Owen
upset for the G.O.P. nomination Siler told a house hearing that
for the U.S. senate. the hijackers “are definitely
Faces Gravel dangerous. They're looking for
.... - ... __. la boat and a cover.”
will face Democrat1
earth. The Salyut-3 station continues the flight in the automat
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fornia but run by Rossie in
Cedar Rapids, the sole job 0f r008*1011, ic regime on the preset pro- making campsite reservations gram.” Tor 21 national parks. In Oklahoma, where primary
Soyuz 15. which was given the Five-vear Pact VOteS were aIso cast Tucsday*
name Dunai, or Danube, was ‘ j House Speaker Carl Albert
launched late Monday from the! A five*year contract was [nailed down his 15th consecutive
Baikonur space center in Soviet s‘Sned by PRS. according to
Asia. Tass said then that the R°ssae- but n°t by the National
ingly to move their state capital Mike Gravel, the incumbent, from Juneau to a more central who defeated three candidates.
Egan, seeking his fourth term, captured 93 percent of the vote against a token opponent.
The voters approved moving the capital from Juneau, reachable only by air or water, to a
purpose of the flight was to continue the work of Soyuz 14,
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Park Service. He also said a $100,000 performance bond was
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Arrest of Deserter on Border Stirs Debate
PEACE ARCH INTERNA- ternational park at the Peace TONAL PARK (AP) U The ar- Arch ” rest of a U.S. army deserter! “There is a park, all right, who emigrated to Canada has! and the border goes right and | touched off debate on who hasj through it,” said Don Rosen-jsovereignty over land in thus bloom of Vancouver, B. C., An-small international park on the derson’s Canadian attorney. lU.S.-Canadian border. “There is no international
In addition, he said, the route through Hiawatha will pull more vehicles off highway 150.
reducing the amount of stop and,\jondav to the stockade at Ft. go traffic in the community.
Both the east and west alignments pass through three school districts, but neither would cause any serious school busing j problems, the commission studyi showed.
Humphrey said the cost fig-, ures for the two alignments listed above do not include the construction of an intersection at Collin?, road NE.
The commission, he said, looked at four configurations for] the Collins Costs of tilt
Lewis, Wash., near Tacoma, while the army prepares charges of absent without official leave.
Anderson's lawyers say ((here arc half a dozen witnesses and at least one photograph which establish that he was at least 25 feet north of the Peace Arch, which straddles the boundary, when he was caught and hauled back by American customs officers.
$8.6 million to $9.2 million. The I e a s t expensive ^ interchange cost, he added, was*one built in e o n n e c t i o n with the route through Hiawatha.
Humphrey said there could he other factors brought to the commission’s attention that could change tho picture, but that based on present information the direct route* through Hiawatha will be recommended for construction.
Ronald Anderson, 31, was *°ne* 00 no-man’s land.” seized last Saturday at the Marjorie Singer of Seattle, border. He was transferred!Anderson's American lawyer,
said she might file a motion for habeas corpus in U.S. district court, charging that her client was arrested illegally.
Anderson’s mother. Betty Peterson of Poulsbo, Wash., said her son and his wife had obtained landed immigrant status in Canada and were planning to become Canadian citizens. He was working as a carpenter in Mission, B.C.
Mrs. Anderson said the couple had crossed the border about half a dozen times without incident during the last five years.
Rose abloom said he had been assured by the Canadian government in Ottawa “that they are conducting a full-scale international and domestic investigation.”
Lyall Hawkins, director of Ca-1 nadian immigration for British Columbia, said that if it were] established that Anderson was captured on Canadian soil “and Canadian sovereignty has been violated, the next move will be up to the external affairs department.”
term in congress, and Gov. David Hall’s try for renomination ended in failure.
Oklahomans, also apparently] rejected a controversial proposal to legalize pari-mutuel betting on horse races by county option.
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Hammond, 52, a commercial fisherman, bush pilot, big game guide and former state legislator from the southwest Alaska village of Naknek, often read his own poetry to his colleagues while serving in the senate from 1967 to 1972.
With 348 of 44 preceincts reporting, he had 23,520 votes or about 48 percent. Only a plurality is required for victory, nickel had 15.326 votes; former Gov. Keith Miller had 8,366; and two minor candidate? trailed far behind.
In Nixon Cabinet
nickel, 55, is a former governor who left the statehouse in 1969 to join the cabinet of Richard Nixon. He was fired a year later after criticizing Nixon for isolating himself in the White House.
Hammond urged a cautious approach to Alaska’s resource development and claimed all the other candidates, including
more central location presumably near — but not in p- Anchorage or Fairbanks.
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Cmdr. M. K. Phillips testified that there have been four cases of drug-related hijacking that have been documented, “but the possibility that as many as 30 more vessels may have fallen victim to hijackers or pirates cannot be discounted despite the lack of hard evidence.”
Phillips said the drug runners I apparently took to the sea because of increased law enforce-
In Oklahoma, Albert won casi- ment and surveillance along the ly over the Democratic rivals U. S.-Mexican border.
for renomination to the house,] “Literally Hundreds”
and he has no Republican op
position in November.
Hall, whose campaign suffered from a scandal involving kickbacks on state contracts, ran a poor third behind State Sen. David Boren and Rep. Clem McSpadden. It appeared
The hearings before the coast guard subcommittee of the house merchant marine and fish. cries committee were convened after the subcommittee chairman, John Murphy (D-N . Y . ), claimed “literally
But Ford later said a presidential pardon for Nixon is an option, and one he might ultimately consider. But he repeated that he is making no commitment now.
“Of course, I make the final decision,” he said when asked whether presidential pardon remains an option. “I do have the option as President to make that decision. I do not rule it out.”
Ford said flatly that he can foresee no circumstances under which “I can see the reimposition of wage and price ; controls.”
Wage and price controls are out, period.” he said.
Ford said it is up to Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski to taken whatever action he deems warranted against anyone involved in Watergate.
He dismissed suggestions that as President his political views have begun to veer away from conservative Republicanism.
“Right for Country”
He said his stated willingness to extend amnesty to draft resisters who give service to the country and his choice of a liberal for vice-president “don't fall in the political spectrum — right or left.”
Rather, Ford said, these were judgments “I think are right for the country.”
He said he plans to make use of Rockefeller in framing domestic policy as well as in foreign affairs, where he said the former assistant secretary of state could make “a significant contribution.”
Also, Ford said, Rockefeller will be chairman of the executive subcommittee on assuring
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Vlviii mcouciuuv ii. it iiutn.aicu e i_ a. ii
that a Borrn-McSpaddcn runoff .hundreds of boats and hundreds
for the Democratic would be necessary.
of owners and crews have dis appeared” and were suspected
Anderson’s wife, Marion, said road interchange. | in a telephone interview on four ranged from [Tuesday that after the incident
she was told by one of the U.S. border guards:
“Frankly, I think they’re going to let him go because he was taken 25 feet on the other side of the Peace Arch, on the Canadian side.”
However, she said that when she tried to get the man’s name the next day, “They really gave me the run-around.”
Ed Kennedy, resident U.S. customs agent, said, "It’s an in-
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Giovanni Leone of Italy will come to the U.S. next ielicitors pushed up
over June, when the
On tile Republican side. State tarScts of dru« smugglers.
Sen. Jim Inhofe won the guber- Atter Murphy s assertion was natorial nomination. disputed by the coast guard, a
Senator Henry Bellmon easily subcommittee staff member, turned aside a challenge by Carl Perian, insisted Murphy’s Warner Hornbeck for the Re- figures were accurate, publican nomination to the sen- Perian said he asked the strate. Former Rep. Ed Edmond- vice for drug-related cases of son led a six-man race for the
Democratic nomination. (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.)
Economic Indicators Stage Rebound; Up 1.8% in July
WASHINGTON (AP) - The]ment benefits shrank to 282,000 government’s measure of future| in July, the lowest since No-trends in the economy rebound-) vember. od in July on the strength of ani Other improvements were reimproved job picture and labor fleeted in a longer average work costs, the commerce depart- week, increased orders for du-ment reported Wednesday. rable goods, increased spending It said its index of leading in-1 on factories and equipment and
Polish Officia Will Visit U.S.
ernment will not have to impose grain export controls to keep U.S. prices from skyrocketing.
The action followed similar w'ord from Japanese leaders.
The U.S. grain harvest was hard hit by the Midwestern drouth and without some sort of change in grain exports agricultural experts feared food prices might rise faster than already anticipated. Retail food prices are expected to be up 15 percent by the end of the year over 1973.
“When you have to cut back your own consumption, it is normal that we try to do the same,” Petrus Lardinois, the Common Markct agriculture commissioner, said at a news conference held jointly with Butz.
The two officials and aides met Tuesday and Wednesday at Butz’ invitation to review the grain and food price outlook.
Butz praised the European spokesman for agreeing to “share with us and the rest of the world” the impact of price increases and reductions in supplies of livestock foods, especially pork and poultry.
Lardinois’ estimate that the Common Market, the largest overseas customer for U.S. corn and other feed grains, would reduce purchases “approximately IO percent” indicated a reduction of about 40 million bushels in purchases.
The Common Market official said he will propose adoption by the market’s governing council of a number of unspecified steps to reduce the grain imports by cutting European use of feed in livestock production.
Lardinois, who earlier had expressed alarm the U.S. might adopt export controls, said he was now convinced that U.S.-European cooperation can avoid such a step.
Butz said cutbacks to Europe and Japan will help hold 1974-75 U.S. corn exports to 750 million to 900 million bushels, about 300 million bushels below the 1973-74 export total. At the same time,
WASHINGTON (AP)-Edward Gierek, first secretary of Poland’s Communist party, will come here Oct. 8, the first toplevel official from that country to visit the U.S. since World war II, a White House spokes-!with the U.S. corn crop current-man announced Wednesday. ly estimated 12 percent below
Gierek and President Ford last year, domestic use of corn will review developments affect-1 for producing poultry, beef, ing relations between their coun-1 pork and other livestock will tries and exchange views on also decline sharply.
other matters of mutual interest, I -----
John Hushen, deputy press sec-1 rotary said.
Hushen said Gierek was coming in response to an invitation extended by former President Nixon when Nixon visited Warsaw in mid-1972.
Not Fighting Interlock Ban
month to talk with President Ford, who renewed an invitation extended months ago by Bichard Nixon
lf computers threaten to take over the world, we can always start forming them into committees. That’ll slow them
8 percent index recorded its only drop so far this year, an 0.6 percent decline.
The department said the strongest upw aid pressure came from the cost of labor involved in production. The price-labor cost ration improved 3 percent in July, meaning $10 worth of labor produced $11.70 worth of goods, compared to $ 11.36 iii June.
higher prices for industrial materials.
Exerting a downward influence on the index were declining stock prices and a dip in the number of building permits issued
Commerce Secretary Frederick lVnt said. “Over-all ui-dustrial strength is indicated, but inflation continues to blight .selected sectors." He noted the index is 8 2 percent ahead of a
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New claims for unemploy-1 year ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The transportation department indicates it will not fight a proposal approved by the house and pending in the senate that would prohibit it from enforcing the regulation requiring interlock systems.
However, a spokesman said 3A (the announcement did not mean 3A that the department has 'dropped the requirement. He 'said it would probably wait and [see what action the senate I takes.
Manufacturers now must cither equip their autos with seat belt interlocks that prevent the •driver from starting his car I until the belt is fastened or with belts and a passive restraint I system.