Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl.. Feb. 8. 1974
Mo re Trucks on Road, But
Shutdown Isnt Over Yet
The shutdown by independent major refueling station on intertruck drivers continued in F2ast- S(a(e go said his business is also
J (Continued from Page I.) that for the first quarter of this year, Europe can expect a five percent oil shortage instead of
Government Junks Plan To Experts Predict
r* ,‘f kj I- n I• , Stabilizing Food
Certify Medicare Patients Cos+ Bi c
WASHINGTON (AIM care. he said, a large percent-
ern Iowa Friday, but other
truckers began taking to the road again.
A spokesman at Tubbs Transport Service Station in Cedar has talked to Rapids reported tilt' number of trucks operating Friday morning was up considerably. inn . . . . . ,. .
* * . Their basic gripe of too high
‘ I would say operations as of;. . . . . .
running about 50 percent of normal.
Meyers said the drivers he are almost universally unhappy and upset over the socalled settlement.
the 18 percent predicted in Dc Threatened with a doctors’ boy-eembor; Japan and South Koreajcott’ the government Thursday may be IO percent short instead hacked down on its plan to eon of 15 to 25 percent; and the (ro1 Medicare and Medicaid
age of ii for treatment of poor.
, elderly arid disabled persons in
HEW had proposed the certification plan Jan. 9 and invited “free world” shortage should be costs hy requiring pre-admis- public comments for 30 days. It
about 7 percent instead of 13 sion certification for hospital
HEW Secretary Weinberger,
told the San Diego Evening Tri-
WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon’s economic advisers say the' nation will have record pledged that the I . S. will even crops and stabilizing food prices tually return the Canal Zone to
and will launch
Kissinger Vows New U. S. Hemisphere Commitment
PANAMA CITY (AP) Sec again with the foreign ministers ret ary of State Kissinger has
would not have automatically
now are 50 percent of normal,” the spokesman said.
But Keith Rambo. spokesman
I hie said the new first prices wasn’t touched by quarter estimates assume that
in the second half of 1974. a1- panama though the sharply higher prices in the first half will cut into the,,., ,, , .
„ . . J ivy! wa I! TS of industrial Western Hemisphere.
gone into el ted at the end of work(>rs
"It is true that nonfarm peo-Washington pie will find their income back
of all the hemisphere,” he said The agreement shows “that Panama’s sovereignty and the vital Interests of the United Stales in tin* Panama (’anal can major new commitment to the bi1 made compatible, he added
The principles state that the
that period Later, in a Statement released from his Washington office,
, new treaty, yet to be negotiated, Ho spent IU hours flying Iron, wm ^ ()T ra|hpr |h.m elim|
nato immediately U. S. jurisdic
Panama to spend
five (inn over the 10-mile wide Canal
the settlement.’ Movers said
the Arabs will continue their! his diesel fuel embargo against the U.S., theS
bune in a letter that it had Weinberger said he would exbecome apparent that “doctors tend the comment period on the
squeezed," said Herbert Stein,|^our8 |iert, to sign an agreement Zone that bisects this nation.
on principles that would govern Sacrificing
for the some 300 independent supply was cut another 19 per- Netherlands, Portugal and drivers in the Cedar Rapids cent Tuesday. “I'm not going to South Africa, area, said the proposed settle- make any effort to ration this to ment worked out in Washington anyone. We’re going to pump
themselves would not serve on now-abandoned proposal for 30
the utilization review commit- d‘,ss
tees and that in fact the decisions might well be made by eminent planners
neither interest Panama and
negotiation of a new canal nor self-reaped,
the U. S. have made a chom
Even so, the I S. was expect- hospital clerks.”
treaty. The treaty eventually would return complete control l()l of the canal to Panama.
But Kissinger’s remarks after
“is not being accepted. Not Taking It
cd to benefit from increased
I every gallon we can. The government has shown it doesn’t oil production.
, have the guts to handle this
We re not taking it. No area probiem and ^ can g0 to. . .”
.» tnlmn ii I'lin.u. IC nn nil iflpl r °
has taken it. There is no object of going back to work if drivers cannot make a living. We have
Truckers contacted at the
Federal officials have admitted some Arab o leaked to the U.S.
As late as Thursday after-
to get enough out of this to sur- fruck S(0p Friday morning noon, however, four hours after . .
vive. Otherwise, why go back weren’t sure what they should Uhle’s report but apparently be-1 j!1 tanv. UaV.rn ^ e ^ vsiuans Noting the return to the road do. Said ° •****>**' *- •* • •* *•-- • * i - 0 a c
-aro^dting'out of this dispute" ing"co7fe7irhours a'dav'iike“l ,hcre was "° reason «° mind th(’ kc™ ""‘'rest that Russell Means.
We’ve been spending almost 24 have been. The fuel cost is still (‘ny change from present oil im p 9*nav',r,! avo in n mr r -_.
hours a day on it. I guess the out of sight, and I still can’t see
where I can make a dime.”
chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Council in embers testilied Thursday before the senate-He said this would give gov- house economic committee.
additional They told the panel that a fertil-time to develop new alternative jzer shortage will not hold down
food production. Farmers will signing ceremony, televised
just be more judicious in using *1VP ,n 1:1 *'af‘n American counfertilizers, they testified. tries, were aimed mainly at the
However, Sen. Hubert [meeting in Mexico City later
Humphrey <l>Minn.) argued lthls monlh ot Wes,ern Hem!-Governor Dale Bumpers, who
that the nation faces its shortest sphere foreign ministers. has ordered purchase of com-
food supply of the century. j “I have come here to tell you pact cars for state employes, “I want to predict that a year on behalf of our President that sayS he will not use a new 1974 ^ from now, we’ll be talking about; we are now fully committed to a (Lincoln Continental delivered to
medical judg- a ,Sl0UX tnho apparently tbe food shortage instead of the major effort to build a vital him last week.
This, of course, would defeat review procedures, the whole purpose of the regulation, and for that reason I have decided that we will’not adopt was being such a proposal nationally.
“Meanwhile, we are attempting to develop more effective procedures that will not infringe
Means Is Beaten In Sioux Election
Gov. Bumpers Shuns Lincoln Continental
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -
PINE RIDGE, S. D. (AP) -President Richard Wilson of the
the return to the road do. Said a lies Moines driver: (0ro ,, nudo jts way through of- ments jn lht, b(,st interests of his has won if-clection over Ameri- energy shortage." Humphrey Wes
rsrs;,r^i^ I To'T er^ -ffl"** channels. Sawhill said patient, but which will also have can Indian Movement leaderW ty,”
several other drivers running again or sit here drink-J JI ,______. . _ ^ ....' I in
estern Hemisphere eommuni-he said.
That Continental was leased long before this thing hap-
the taxpayers have in holding Final, unofficial vote totals
Kissinger used the agreement pened,” Bumpers said. “We 20 YEARS AGO —» Secretary Panama as an example of tried to break the lease and
port levels until the embargo is down the costs of anv show Wilson with 1,709 votes to of'Agriculture Benson proposed how such a community could couldn’t. Ifs sitting at the man-
l «« ii • i rn it 12__: _ iii__a. ____Ll- . ___i_i _____ J i _ u//At* lr * I r nan no inn ti ref ciiin tLni'n hiLaxa ire rtn i n rt
radicals can take over now. * Tubbs reopened for business
A group of 125 striking
Thursday afternoon. Also open- truckers in the Council Bluffs ing Thursday was the Hawk-I area voted not to return to the
such as Medicare* and Medicaid . .,” Weinberger added.
The government spends more
1,530 votes for Means.
Truck Stop in Coralville. Herald Smith, president
Some industrial plants where
Cedar Rapids Steel Transpor- workers had been laid off tation, Inc., said some of his because of the truck shutdown, trucks are again on the road, were calling back some em-"but there is still a lot of confu- pioves in hopes products could sion.
“Customer pressure has
Imports of crude oil and re- than $20 billion a year for Health fined products have hovered around 5 1 to 5.2 million barrels a day during January, figures estimated by Sawhill’s office to be the stable import level under the embargo.
Uhle reported, however, that the advisory subcommittee expected imports to increase in February and March. First-
Feed the Birds
that rubber and drug-producing W0I*k ' It can be the first step gjon and that s where it’s going
plants be set out on acres di- toward a new era which we to stay. If you know of anybody
verted from major crop use that believe will be given fresh hope that wants to sublease it, let us
and purpose when we meet know.’’
be shipped. Dubuque Packing Co. recalled 1,100 of its 2,800
0 • i * a ti Wilson and Co. officials,, - ' , , . ,
cud us to start up some of where ]5(| ns haye becn quarter petroleum imports, he
our trucks. We just cant stay on iavoff sajd no father estimated, would average about,
shut down forc\or. employes would be laid off Fri- million barrels a day, some;
Smith said the renewed opera- d and lbl some would 300.000 higher than last week’s
tion will be primarily in the bo'recalled. level.
polar division — food distribu- ^he Iowa highway patrol said Uhle said the increase of Arab tion, Our steel operation there were no reports of vio- production, beginning in Deshut down from Chicago east," jence jn the state in the last 21 j member* would not start show-
Smith said he is keeping his drivers out of reported hostile areas such as Ohio and Pennsylvania. All of the trucks CUST has running are company owned. None of the owner-operator rigs leased by the company is on the road.
State Files Tax Liens Against Iowa City Man
IOWA CITY - The slate of
ing up here until February and March because of the time lag involved in shipping Arab oil around Africa to refineries
along the Atlantic.
rn m rii'vy
.rift . ; > -t •V lit
DURBAN, South Africa — Twenty bodies have
floods north of Durban.
Iowa has Hod fax liens in the recovered and more than Rambo said independents are amount of $7,315.07 against persons are reported missing
not running in the Waterloo and James William Hanson of rural after a week of heavy rains and
Dubuque areas either. He said; i0wa Cifv.
the independent truckers plan to H n* park
meet in Waterloo Someday i7, SffiSS
"Ramto'saM oZer- operators
want a rollback in diesel prices T, ,. ^ ' .
He said diesel fuel in Cedar thThd fnday ,ax,liens fllpd I"
r. .j . .. A , the Johnson county recorder s
Rapids is now 44 9 cents a gal-, ... n , . . j , ...
I* “C!w f office, claim that Hanson failed
Ion. Six months ago I was pay- . Att
ins 27 9 cents for diesel here " tn pay M 45 slate lneome
mg ax cenis ior mesei nere. (axes ]972 g[Kj 19?3
Tubbs was charging 4(9 cents a gallon Friday, but there sJa/e sa'le's'Tax'' from'The
are reports the wholesale price is going to increase by four cents a gallon.
At 50 Percent
Dick Meyers, owner-manager of the Hawk-I Truck Stop, a
The state further claims that Hanson failed to pay $3,349 62 in
1968 to 1974.
The amounts mentioned are claims of tax plus interest and
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