Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Purity cloudy through Friday. I,ow tonight 5 to IO. Ili^h Friday in ■ills.
VI ILI IMF 92 NUMBER 2!)
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS. UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Kuwait Bows But Drivers May
To Ultimatum . . . . _
Of Guerillas Not Honor lerms
Gazette Ceased Wires
(ultimatum by a band of Arab* will recommend acceptance of a (Japanese guerillas holding 12 i tentative agreement reached hostages under death threat in early Thursday in efforts to end the .Japanese embassy and the violence-plagued shutdown (agreed to let Japan fly a sec- that began eight days ago.
By Associated Press rent freeze on diesel fuel costs
government of Kuwait Representatives of striking rn- at the pump to remain in effect
Thursday night to an dependent truckers say they longer than one month
After the six hour bargaining
session which broke up shortly after 5 a.in. EDT, government negotiators gave full assurance that truck stops would have all the fuel they need. Additional
The negotiators said there
pnd group of terrorists to Ku wait from Singapore.
The guerillas in Kuwait had bu, ,ha, |h wou|d t -
threatened to kill their hostages .. , ,, . J. | later Ihursday.
(Photo on Picture Pune.)
(one by one if Japan did not fly la group of four Singapore terrorists and their three hostages jto Kuwait by 5 a rn. Friday (9 pm. CDT Thursday), Kuwait Iliad said no but agreed Thursday night to let the Japanese IJT" plane land.
A Kuwait government spokes* , , , . ,
;man said the nine Japanese and fram from Arab guerillas had agreed to re- Contingency Plan
lease their hostages and board Thc whl(c Housc welcomed ;the Japanese plane as soon as
would be no lormal ratification measures were (0 pc announced vote, but that they would go out in the field to explain the agree
ment and urge that truckers signify their acceptance by starting up their rigs again. In meantime, they asked thc drivers to stay home arid re- a|so wjjj ^ set Up Monday to
Energy Bill Hits Snag In House
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The senate once again took up the Energy Emergency Act Thursday but housc passage was stalled for at least a week by procedural objections to its provisions to roll back crude oil prices.
A house-senate conference committee Wednesday approved a compromise version of the emergency bill, eliminating a provision that would have taxed windfall profits of oil companies and passed the savings to consumers. The administration had opposed the windfall provision.
In its place, the conferees accepted a proposal to roll back prices of crude oil and its products. '
Rep. Harley Staggers (D W. |
Va ), principal sponsor of the) bill, said Thursday he does not have the votes to force the bill i out of the house rules commit- J tee. The committee voted 7-7 j Wednesday to hold thc bill back from floor consideration on t grounds the rollback portions! are not germane to the bill.
Senators got into a heated j debate Thursday with Sen. Paul
Fannin (R-Ariz.) calling for; bondon (UPI) — Prime1 three-day work week and mass’ The Conservatives currently more time to study the measure Minister Edward Heath has or-]unemployment. A total shut- hold 320 of the 630 seats in the
i... vm only lo senators dered g gcnera| ejection Fob down could turn the chaos into house of commons, a majority
28, the government announcedJdis.^!er , , .. ... . , . . . , ,
Although an election will not I *“ British industry is dependent
Thursday. (end the strike, political sources on coal for most of its electrical —---------- -----------
Heath made the decision at an said the winning party would power. Officials have predicted,of a church-state fight in the !^ban™ (ien,ed P^ission for
Republicans and White House (emergency c a b i n e t meeting;have a mandate to make a fresh cold homes, millions of jobless; legislature loomed Thursday™^ Plane lo land there. iijc u
lobbyists stopped short of pre-(called because the government (start to try to solve the conflict, and blackouts. when a joint house-senate ap-' Larl,er< «n Kuwait, guerilla cutbacks ln
dieting a filibuster but clearly I has been unsuccessful in efforts] Postnonement Thc miners demand a 3Q-to-35- propriation subcommittee ap- gunmen freed four of their hos-:fup| hj . ff • h(_
indicated they would move to to halt this weekend’s nation- percent pay boost. The state-run proved $104,847 in state funds,da?es from the JaPanese em- pcrmission to
prevent final action before con-]wide coal miner strike. | Heath wrote Mineworkers national coal board offered 16.5 for 1974-75 hot lunch programs ss- ™ '
gress begins the Lincoln day Government spokesmen have I Prudent Joe Gormley asking [percent. in Iowa’s 273 non-public schools.
recess on Friday. said Heath has gone as far as;^m f° postpone the walkout for! Qn an0(her troubled industrial; The vote was IO to I to cend
The provision, which would he could in meeting miners’ ] dural,°n °f the eleciion cam- front< jqo.OOO London commut- the bi„ to thc ful, appropriation measure insufficient to end'the*0*
affect roughly one-quarter of demands. Officials have warned P^*n ere were without trams Thurs-of the h0#se and • y ~ ........
the oil produced in the U.S.,(that the strike could lead to eeo-J , • Ab day.
Energy chief William Simon said the increased fuel allocation would make an added 76,000 barrels a day of diesel fuel available. Truckers using gasoline would get similar increases.
A nationwide toll-free telephone “hot line” to the FEO
complaints on price and fuel supply prob-
, , the agreement but at the same
it arrives. The Japanese ambas- tjme announced a new task
WaS among hostages. | force from ajj parts of the gov-ldrivrc7s. groups indicated they
Some Drivers Bulk
Spokesmen for some militant
— AP Wirephoto
ASTRONAUTS HONORED — Vice-president Ford and the Skylab 2 astronauts look over a plaque dealing with the trio's flight after Ford presented them with Distinguished Service Medals during a ceremony in Washington Wednesday. From left, Owen Garriott, Ford, Jack Lousma and Allan Bean. The Skylab 3 astronauts are due to splash down at 10:17 a.m., Iowa time, Friday after a record 34-day trip. Livt; television coverage is not planned.
In Singapore, two hooded and ernmcnf to “assure that high-1 woiild not go along with the Japanese and two Arab wavv r„main nnf>n .. g0 8101,8 WUn
ways remain open. White House
spokesman! A spokesman for Overdrive
Heath Orders Feb. 28 Election
Church-State Hassle Looms
I terrorists were taken from the
hijacked . , ... PH
'Thursday and rushed to Sing* aW, narre".uSa!d rf'dent Perhaps the most in-
a po re airport with the three N,X«Jfclt 5ure 'J* lrutk drlvcrs fluen,lal uvolcc of ,"fle2™lent*;
I hostages they had been holding T, agreement termed the proposed seUlemcnt
under threat of death Japan Qu added hat it was important a sellout and .Predicted a long
Air Lines flew in a special DC-8 to dl’ c°m'ng<'ni;y Planning to shutdown and a very mditant
prevent recurrences of thc vio- one.
lence which has marked thc J. W. “River Rat ’ Edwards,
which he said understood.”
The floor manager for the bill,
Sen. Henry Jackson (D-Wash.) said, “I’m anticipating trouble.”
I It was not clear whether the three terrified hostages would I go with them to Kuwait.
A deadlock had developed among Japan, Singapore and I I Kuwait when the sheikdom de-
^ver LU n Cli GS ,ued Plane permission
to land and Tokyo was reported By Frank Nyc ,looking for alternate landing
DES MOINES - Possibilities sites in the Middle East
of Hic agreement were not immediately disclosed, but government officials said the Interstate Commerce Commission would announce later Thursday approval for a temporary surcharge that would allow thc truckers to raise their rates.
thc J. W.
of Overland Park, Kan., president of the owner-operators Independent Drivers of America
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Ford: Nixon May Release Key Tapes
More Than 20?
The terrorists who seized the Tuesday
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vicepresident Ford said Thursday
was adopted by the conferees. The senate had sent the bill back to conference to remove language designed to limit oil company profits.
Meanwhile Phillips Petroleum Co. has announced a price eut
The present parliament, elected in June, 1070, will be dissolved Friday. The new parliament will meet March 12.
Visit Cut Short
Queen Elizabeth will cut short a visit to Australia after open-
“It is clearly desirable that during the campaign the people should be able to concentrate their attention on the issues on which they will be asked to vote,” Heath said.
Gormley summoned a meeting of his union’s executive (policy-making body) for Friday to consider Heath's request.
They were hit by a 24-hour work stoppage by locomotive engineers on the state-run rail system’s eastern region — the second of a twice-weekly series of rotating regional shutdowns their union has ordered in a pay dispute.
truckers have asked for the price of diesel rates and
permission to pass their increased costs along to shippers jj1aj president Nixon told him
about IO days ago that release key Watergate tapes and
they were holding ‘more than 1^nke President Nixon's biune-; summaries “is being actively 20” Japanese and Arabs. Thev diate frceze on diesel fuel considered.”
they rejected as a
of 1.8 cents per gallon on gas- jng the parliament there Feb. • My personal view and that
nim* at it* cnrvion vtaimr* lo j • . J „ J. is personal, Gormley said, ‘‘is 1
oiine at its service stations. 28. and arrive in London March .. -j ti r;,*m un •
Thn rn nu mr „uiuuuuuul , , . I tlldt WC OUgtlt HOI tO * IJgllt dll j
I ne company also announced 1 in tune to name a new prime1 1
. . .. 1 I". lu l,ou,c d election in the current climate!
Wednesday that heating oils minister .t t .
..na -ni I,• i n-; n . ai u and therefore a strike should be 1
and diesel fuel prices will be re-j jjea(h need not have ordered deferred.”
dueed by one-half cen! per gal-L general election before July., But he said it will be for the!
Ion and liquified petroleum gas 1975 but he decided to seek a 27-man executive lo decide.
new mandate after the nation’s j WASHINGTON (AP) —
269,000 coal miners ordered a I
shutdown starting at midnight A Gallup poll published in i Sourc^s close to a senate mves-
Saturday. (Thursday’s Daily Telegraphjtigation into alleged military
Britain gets 70 percent of its said the Labor party led Heath’s [spying on Henry Kissinger say a i asked to include energy from coal and a months-1Conservatives by 3 percent. The navy yeoman is prepared to tes-| his budget.
tbt‘ tify that his military superiors! Carpenter said
(LPG) by 15 cents a gallon Amerada Mess Corp., thc
Plan To Call Navy Man in Spying Case
The $104,847 was ineluded in a bill appropriating a total of jH,,u uiwiweivra unless me ain- Bigger Trucks
$1,350 million for the state's share of funding hot lunches iii Inith the non-public schools and in all 451 of the stale's public school districts.
Hep. Robert Kreamer
Moines), house subcommittee “(0 avojd further com plica sa‘d would bc*P offset the chairman, cast the only “no” dons.” It also refused to send proteins of lower speed limits vote after bringing out through food into the embassy b> increasing productivity,
questions that the $104,847 was Negotiations between Kuwaiti Secretary of Labor Peter not in Gov. Robert Ray s budg- authorities and the gunmen con- Brennan, appearing on an NBC
tinued through the night, anc! newn program, said details of
vowed to blow- up the hostages pnce» and themselves unless the Sin-’ gapore terrorists and their hos-j
tages were flown to Kuwait. Transportation Secretary A special Japan Air Lines claude Brinegar indicated that I plane arrived in Singapore early 35 Par* agreement he
Thursday to pick up the group, W0ldd support legislation to in-
but the Kuwait government said cteas< ,be s‘/e °f ,ruc'ks allowed H LXs j, VV()uld not |et the plan€ ,and to use interstate highways. He
Ford said at a news conference he thinks “it’s a matter of tuning” as to when the release will be made.
However, when asked if that meant the material coneern-i n g conversations between President Nixon and John Dean would at some point Im* released, the vice-president replied that “I have no specific information.”
long slowdown by the miners poll was taken before has brought the nation to a miners voted to strike.
nation's 18th largest oil company, reported its operating earnings in 1973 rose 278 percent o\er their 1972 levels.
Fourth-quarter profits were 578 percent higher than last year, the company said.
Maryland became the fourth stale to turn to gasoline rationing in an attempt to ease gasoline shortages* and long lines at service stations. The plan will follow the odd-even license plate rationing system already in effect in Oregon and Hawaii ret ary of State Kissinger flew to partment outlined six
At the White House, Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren
Kreamer first asked Vern the government reported the (he settlement involve the gov- said the release of tape tran-Carpenter. chief of the school hostages were in good physical ernment’s new willingness to im scripts or summaries was under loud services section of the state condition
department of public instruction, if the governor had been the amount in
Kissinger to Panama For Canal Declaration
WASHINGTON (UPI) Sec- in Panama City, the state de-
and due to go into effect Monday in Massachusetts
Panama Thursday seeking “a new dialogue with Latin Anteri
Kissinger was to sign a declaration selling up negotiations
[ asked him to provide unauth- ment request wras for only $1.3
; orized files to the chairman of minion for the state’s share of
i the joint chiefs of staff. the public school hot lunch pro-
The senate armed services I gram.
committee is prepared to subpoena Charles Radford, who Didn t Know
[worked in the White House at Kreamer then asked Tim Me
ttle time of the alleged military [earthy. Des Moines lawyer and spying operation in 1971. lobbyist for the Iowa Catholic
The sources said Radford will Conference:
[testify that he was not acting* Vilas your organization
1 * t i alone in opening an improper to the governor?”
plction of thc negotiations begun1 ^ * 11 1 bw»«.inui.
IO years ago after riots along
the boundary separating the
The terrorists released three Palestinian women and a Pakis-
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Police Hit Dead End In Hearst Kidnaping
issues that'have held
Gazette Leased Wires
agency said Cuban Firs! Deputy Pn ,u‘w Panama Cana! treaty
Premier Haul Castro, brother ut Premier Fidel Castro, arrived Wednesday for ,m unofficial visit.
that would lead eventually to Panamanian sovereignty over thc Canal Zone.
Opponents to the treaty behew U.S. defenses will Im* endangered by replacing the 70-vear-old treaty that gave the U.S. control over the canal and the surrounding /one in perpetuity.
However a senior state de-nartment official said Hie declaration to he signed by His singer and Panamian Foreign Minister Juan Antonio Tack “■'lows our willingness to en gage in a new dialogue with Latin America and to move
Canal Zone from Panama.
I hex are: Duration of a new treat), the transfer of y.S. jurisdiction over the Canal Zone to Panama, expansion of the canal's capacity, reduction ut t Ii e 553-squure-mile Canal Zone canal defense and compensation to Panama for use of the canal.
channel of information to the “We didn’t know about ibis Pentagon. until we read it in The Cedar
Radford, according to the Rapids Gazette,” replied Mc sources, also will provide sonic earthy, a former assistant Linn circumstantial evidence to countv attorney
1 bolster his belief that Admira Thomas Mooter, chairman [the joint chiels, was aware I tin1 operation
“Gave No Orders’’
He referred to a story in last of (Tuesday's Gazette that Sen of Tom Riley tit Cedar Rapids) had launched a drive to get non
KW1® Lt. David Johnson said Thursday that officers had checked out dozens of leads but were without a clue to the kidnaping of Patricia Hears publisher-editor
Hearst from her apartment
“Not a darn thing checked couldn't “figure their
(rose the surcharge and to study consideration but gave no in-some of the other problems dication President Nixon would pointed out by the truckers. act anytime soon to make them Brennan said there would be public. no rollback on fuel prices and] Asked if a release of materi-that he did not expect the cur- als from those tapes was under
serious consideration, Warren replied, “I would say consideration.”
Three times during the news conference, Ford said he doesn't plan to examine the Whit** House material himself and that “I have complete faith” in Senate GDP Leader Hugh Scott’s interpretation that it backs Nixon s denial of knowledge of the Watergate cover-up.
Asked if this implies he lacks faith iii special prosecutor I .con Jaworski’s contention that he
to hear if the family is contact cd.” said Johnson.
Sgt. Al Bierce noted that the number of telephone calls from citizens with tips had dropped off
Johnson, speaking more than daughter of two days after the young I ^ ^ nothj jnd|Ca(e ,hat
It a n d 01 p h woman was dragged screaming! 1H.,m |if(1 sayj Njxon km.w
of the cover-up, Ford repeated
aid he bolding
out,'' Johnson said, but he speculated that ‘ something should
‘The principles do not es t a b I i s h any specific dates, I rights, amounts, or any other details." the state paper said.
A senior state department of fieia.....
Moorer and Secretary of State Kissinger testitied before a (closed session of the committee Wednesday at which Moorer said, “I gave no orders, issued
public school hot lunch funding N»|K-n in a day or so " at a meeting of the subcomnut Joh.nson ,.sal.d .|,'.'lKr.
tee last Monday Riley, scnatt chairman, was
. . I no instructions, gave no encour- . .. . A.
department , .* • . . lunches through tho sonar
agemen — e ther direr* or im 1 h
plied — to anyone to collect or
, . . j I retain in any irregular or unin Washington emphasized ,
• .. • authorized manner any mtorma-that the joint statement is net- .. , * , .
, ti, Ilion, papers or documents rom
thor a treaty nor an interna L. .. . * .. , . .,
.1 . . • . ■ the White House National Secu-
tional agreement. It will sun- j , ,,.
ahead on solving our common ply provide the negotiators wit hi •> 0111,(1
problems" I the broad outlines of a new Moorer has acknowledged rc-
Kissmger was scheduled to re- treutv relationship, the details,1'1'111^ u" st 11 11 s tlM turn to Washington early Krlduv of which would Im- left for the ‘"U,™"on.a . d'|,l0'"a, > „
nest stage al the R!Uadford. hut the admiral tcs-lhnt even
process,’ he said
searching the Berkeley hills by helicopter in the area where Miss Hearst's kidnapers headed and were going door to door in neighborhood questioning possible witnesses Waiting
The search for the 19-year-old lot her persons may have The joint subcommittee last Miss Hearst became largely a involved, although their
Monday postponed a vote on matter of waiting for her ab- are unclear
Riley's proposal until Thursday I eluders to make a move. “The original witnesses said
because Kreamer and several “W® sd b> lb(‘ phone and three people but other wit-other senators were absent wait, just hoping whoever has nesses have be n developed in
Court lest our dau8htor w,h call us,” the (heating there may have been
subcommittee instrumental in getting an $8u,0(K) appropriation ,'mu lot* non-public school hot "1
1973 but it was rejected by the house that year.
her for too long without making a move” for a ransom Fixe Invoked
Meanwhile, an FBI artist worked on composite drawings of the two black men and a white woman who abducted Miss Hearst.
Besides the three persons xx ho carried Miss Hearst from her] apartment FBI agents said txvo
morning Iii a ha
Mound paper issued
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Kreamer argued Thursday though he is aware
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young woman's mother said at two additional people, a white suburban Hillsborough near San man and a xx hill- woman,” an Francisco. agent said. “But only three en-
"Mainly, we are now waiting tered the apartment ”
his statement of faith in Scott and said. “we ll let the record
speak for itself ”
Iii response to several questions about the house judiciary committee’s investigation of whether President Nixon should he impeached* l ord said he expects “reasonable cooperation by the White House with demands for material.”
I luluil's i hm klc
Asked about the first day of school* a kindergartner offered his considered judgment; “I learn a lot of stuff there, hut it sure cuts into my day. —cotmi*ht