Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
♦ hance of snow through Sunday. Lows tonight in loons. Highs Sunday in 20s.
VOLUME 92 NUMBER .'ti
( EDA RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 0. 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESSTRIKE FRONT CRACKS NOTED
Ray Decision Is Due by Feb. 18
By Val (i. Corley DES MOINES (AP) - Gov. Robert Ray plans to his candidacy for a fourth term a s governor
put his campaign staff together, to be headed by Tom Stoner. announce ,,}le ^es Moines broadcasting and advertising executive was
chairman of Ray’s 1972 cam-soon—probably paign.
Miller, who worked on 1972 campaigns,
Feb 18, The
has learned. pat
Ray, only the sixth governor in Ray*s I970 and Iowa history to be elected for wj]| reportedly assist Stoner. three two-year terms would be- she currently' works as a retry for a searcher in Ray’s office and is social secretary to Mrs. Ray.
the first to
And the next term will be the first under the constitutional amendment giving the governor and other top state officers a four-year term. If elected, this would give Ray IO years in office. Ray reportedly has already
Less Gasoline To Iowa Under Redistribution
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Energy Office announced Saturday that it was redistributing gasoline supplies, sending additional fuel to 12 states and reducing shipments to IO other states.
"The original unadjusted allocation scheme has suppliers going into some well-supplied areas while other areas were in greater need,” said William Simon, energy chief. ‘‘Today’s action should provide a better balance.
Ray, if he receives the Republican nomination in .June and wins the general election in November, would become the nation’s senior G.O.P. governor.
Currently, no Republican has announced for the G.O.P. nomination nor has any Republi-can taken out nomination papers for the post.
But Ut. Gov. Arthur Neu of Carroll has signed for nomination papers in the secretary of state’s office for the Republican race for lieutenant governor.
Most political observers believe Neu would try for the governor's office if Ray decided to; step down.
Three Democrats have announced for their party’s nomination for governor — Senate Minority Leader James Schaben of Dunlap, Clark Rasmussen of West Des Moines, former Democratic state chairman and a former aide to Sen. Harold
Prrsi Pool photo
BACK FROM SPACE — The space agency recovery team leader, Mel Richmond, is greeted by the smiling face of Skylab 3 Astronaut Edward Gibson as he opens the hatch to the command module atter it was lifted aboard the USS New Orleans. At the left are space agency doctors. (More photos on picture page.)
Long: Nixon Apparently Owes More
Doomed Skylab May Sixty Flee Still Have Visitors Mason City
are: Arkansas. Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky. Maryland. Maine. Mississippi, New Jersey. North Carolina. Texas, Virginia and Tennessee. The District of Columbia will also receive increased amounts.
lieutenant governor in 1972
Although Ray has not yet taken out nomination papers, his campaign committee has
SPACE CENTER. Houston samples and electronic devices.
__ Xhej<AP) - Still filled with soph*- Any future visitors could re research tools but nD cover the items and see ho* well they had withstood the air
ident Nixon’s tax returns saye?. a[|jfe ______**!!?„»si?conditions and temporalurelp-adnar jir>fe/ jn downtown Ma
Hughes; and Bill Gannon of
Mingo, a former state legislator!chairman of the congressional Heated I he states receiving increases and unsuccessful candidate for committee looking into Pres longer capable al
... . , I the Skylab space station1 nxtremfts of snare
preliminary investigation in-! J F cremes oi space
dlcates Nixon owes additional taxes.
“We are going to say exactly how much the President owes,”
MASON CITY (UPI) - Fire Chief John Holt said Saturday an early morning fire at the
Drawings of 3 Kidnapers Net No Lead
BERKELEY, Calif (UPI) -Police said Saturday that no new leads have developed following massive media exposure of composite drawings of two black men and a white woman suspected of kidnaping Patricia Hearst, 19, publishing heiress.
The charcoal drawings, the work of an FBI expert from Washington were published in the area’s newspapers Friday evening and Saturday morning and shown on television news-; casts.
"We received a couple of dozen calls from people who thought they saw the suspects but nothing developed.” said Police Inspector Dan Wolke.
‘‘Nothing, but nothing, I I checked out.” said another of*
An FBI spokesman said it was normal to receive “many calls in a case of this much interest.”
‘‘We check out everything because you never know which will be the right one,” he said
The woman in the composite' had shoulder-length hair, light in color One man had a moustache, light beard and heavy eyebrows. The other was cleanshaven, with short, natural-style hair.
Witnesses who saw Miss Hearst thrown into the trunk of a car provided the information for the sketches
The parents waited at their suburban mansion for further word from the Symbiont Rib
Less gasoline will be shipped to Iowa. Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming Simon stressed that the ac-1 tion is a redistribution and will not increase the over-all supply, j He said the effects should be felt within a week He did not specify amounts of the cutbacks or increases * * *
New Jersey has joined states introducing a system for rationing of gasoline. The plan, involving license plate numbers,! will take effect Monday and will be mandatory.
Gov. Brendan Byrne said Friday that New Jersey service station dealers would not be, allowed to sell fuel to motorists with half a tank or more. Viola-! tors will be subject to fines starting at $1,000 New Jersey will use the plan begun in Oregon, in which drivers with even-numbered license plates can purchase gaso line on even-numbered days of the month and vice versa Governor Mills Godwin of Vir-! ginia announced Friday that he has directed the state secretary to develop an Oregon-style plan for possible future use on a voluntary basis.
tober and Jan. I Those contributors are Ver- income tax returns for 1969-72
meer $200; Ray aide Bill Jack- of Month
son of Des Moines $25. Ozzie Ol-berg of Cedar Rapids $500, Regents’ President Mary Louise Peterson of Harlan $200. Pete Wildman of Davenport $100, an(f Glen Hixon of Harlan $25
'■ ■ . . ■ A. ■ . .. . .. , ■ son City apparently was caused'rat;nn Arm..
faces certain destruction in a Meanwhile, the station may rioamt in a Army.
final ball of flame. yetyield .some information that ‘ SLA cla,m,,d
But, even though its last crew space engineers are hungry for ' , .. bility t()r !^e slaying of Oakland
has abandoned the $294-million|- what caused some failures of , Th<‘ b,a“ br.oke cut at af**!t Schools SuPl Marcus Foster
batter/ 1 a m Satur(la>' ,n a ma,(l s last November It sent a letter • storage closet on the second Thursday saying Miss Hearst floor of the four-story older ho- was ^eld “in protective Custer Sixty persons were evacu- tody” and warning she would be ated from the hotel without in- kj||pd if rescue attempts were but at least one fireman, madr ami several
laboratory launched nine Skylab refrigeration, months ago, there’s a chance I and guidance systems. said ^uture astronauts might drop by The engineers will put ex i for a visit before it is destroyed, tremely heavy stresses on some After the Skylab 3 crew un- of this equipment through re
filed reports in the secretary oflSen. l/)ng (D-La.), chairman of state’s office. !the senate-house internal reve
The latest report, filed Jan. 20 nue taxation committee. by Ray aide Elmer “Dutch” j Friday.
Vermeer of Pella shows six Long added. We dont have;, \ ,,,v *^"'7v 'v‘‘, ‘ ' * jypy b
verm J .... , docked from the station Friday, mote commands from earth. 1
contributions of $25 or any information to indicate that . , .. ... . * . . , ... , a pone
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received between mid-Oc- the President was not in good ? . .... . . .... .. ,
(aith ” when he filed hi* federal » 35 ?,«w* »" a“rtude « ,lmiU of lhe
ble. Later they will turn the -
power off leader Foreed Out
Cohost Ship NEW DELHI < AP) — The gov
ernment leader in Gujarat re-
Although none has officially announced f o r re-election. State Treasurer Maurice B a r i n g e r , Auditor. Lloyd Smith. Secretary (ti Agriculture Robert l/>unsberry and Secretary of State Mel Syn-horst have taken out nomina-tion papers.
The committee is investigating the validity of Nixon’s $576,000 deduction for a gift of his papers to tile National Archives and a possible capital gains liability resulting from sale of some San Clemente. Calif., real estate
The committee etaff has said it may be ready to report to the committee by the end of this month.
The Internal Revenue Service is re-auditing the returns.
In a television interview re-
lf .1 remains in pus,lion. Sky ,| d Saturday He WM thf locked linen c lab could drift rn orbit as a (jrs( chjef ^ of an ,ndlan Friday Ile sal
ghost ship eight years or fo. say space officials. On the other
hand, it may soon begin to wobble. then tumble end over end and spiral into the earth’s atmosphere to be consumed in a friction-caused blaze If this happens. the end could come in a year or two.
Only if the cylindrical. 118 foot-long station stays relatively offices of stable could a spacecraft link
state forced from office by civil disorders and riots
hotel occupants were treated for smoke inhalation at a local hospital
Holt said the cigaret may have been smoldering in the Inset since late said a dollar estimate of loss had not been set.
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Common Cause Chairman Reports Office Breakins
. . up with it for a visit. Even then.
Of the statewide elected in- <or showing by Louisiana ^ statjon would be dark and
cumbent officials, only Ray, stations, I^ng was asked about Affy (’.en Richard Turner and reports Nixon might owe more Sen. Harold Hughes have taken out nomination papers.
Hughes has announced he will not be a candidate
not than $300,000. He replied:
I ‘‘You said that ... but I heard you and I ran t contradict it.”
“Everything I know would indicate that he did what his lawyer and his accountant told him to do,” Long added
“Wouldn’t Have Time”
MOSCOW (UPI)—Author Alex- -ne claimed deductions that
ander Solzhenitsyn has been they thought, or at least that
they advised him they felt he
Call Solzhenitsyn Before Prosecutor
powerless, meaning such a visit board would be short.
Space officials are considering the possibility of a visit by the American crew of the U.S.
Soviet mission planned next year Barring that, there won’t be any American apace voyagers until the beginning of the space .shuttle program toward the end of the decade
WASHINGTON <AID The John Gardner, chairman of Common Cause, have been broken into and notes of a meeting were shuffled.
summoned to appear prosecuting attorney.
before a literary
The East Florida Automobile sources said Saturday.
Assn. has urged Gov. Reubin it was the first known action Askew to expand the voluntary of a judicial nature against him odd-even plan in effect now in since he published “The Gulag
five counties to cover the entire Archipelago”.
state. The source* said Solzhenitsyn
Reports from the affected faijed f0 obey the summons Fri-areas indicate thai stations and .,nrj th<>rr use nn immedi
The departing crew left be hind a sort of time capsule It is a bag filled with various items - camera film and filters, un-
was entitled to take . . If he had put as much time on his tax
(Continued Page 2. Col 7 » wed dehydrated food, fabric cidents with Watergate, al* Friday
Berkeley radio station KPFA and the Berkeley Barb newspaper, which received copies of the first communication, said no further letters were received Friday.
Charles Bates, FBI special agent in charge of the investigation, said it was logical to speculate that the SLA might try to exchange Miss Hearst for the two held in the Foster killing The agent said he did not know of any such previous attempt in the U.S. and raid a though such ideas did occur decision on release of the pair. briefly if the demand came, would
“It went running through my have to be made by state of-mmd. but it seemed so dumb to ficials.
me, like bad burglaries were ----
getting to be the thing." she
according to Gardner said *.hut , dldnt givp any for. LJTTICer
He said Friday that mailing mal thought to it.”
lists also were rifled and copies Common Cause has been wag of public speeches he has given ing a legal battle to discover the LONDON (API — Wing Cmdr.
in the last five months were sources of President Nixon’s Graham Gardner. 37. of the
taken in at least two separate campaign financing Royal Air Force had just fin-
Gardner said copies of his ished successfully mediating a speeches could have been ob- dispute and getting some pertained by mail. sons closer together
We run a totally open opera-, As he left tho meeting he tion." he said lf they’d written decided to slide down the banus. they could have had them ” ister. He fell 80 feet to his
The incident involving the note* death book and cards containing the "ll was a simple, almost child-
Dies in Banister Slide
between evening and Friday Police were investigating Gardner’s secretary. Mary Hanson, said the theft of the speeches was discovered Thurs day.
She said no serious thought
was given to connecting the in- mailing lists was
discovered ish impetuousness in a moment of relief,” said a friend
They Measure Gasoline by Hours in Line
motorists have welcomed the i Continued Page 2. Col 7 I
Today s Index
day and there was ate indication of any ,tion against him
France and Iran Sign Trade Pact
PARIS tAPi France and Iran signed a major trade and cooperation agreement Saturday under which France will build a $12-billion group cd nuclear power stations in Iran Iran is one of France’s major suppliers of petroleum. French oil imports from Iran were run nmg at some $200 million annually before the recent pric«> increases and may now level off at almost $1 billion per year
By Frederick Gray
ROW AYTON, (dan (AID Where I come from, we don t measure the value of gasoline by the price on the pump Nor by the capacity of the gas tank We measure gasoline by the hours spent in line*
And one day this week my wife and I spent seven hours for gasoline That bought us $3 worth for our two cars At 52 cents a gallon, that s not much gas “A bargain!” my wife ex claimed “Excelsior!” I pro c laimed We were ecstatic That meant eac h of us could
get to work the next day and possibly the day after And for the first time in a week we were able to shop in a grocery brimming with everything but people Dine virtually alone at MacDonald’s, And drive to work with gas gauges topped off at “nearly empty” instead of “below empty ” For seven days that last reading had forced as to walk, taxi and tap well-connected friends How come? Because we live in southern Connecticut, a gasoline wasteland of closed .stations and frayed nerves Most stations are open for that very early hour just after sunrise The customer is ad
vised to he in line when the pumps open That is when a large handscrawled sign is carried past all waiting cars and set on the last car in line. The sign reads; “Sorry, Last car ”
I .ate shows arc expected to take the hint and leave Instead. they pass the sigji down the line to newly arriving cars until either the.station runs out of gas or the attendant recognizes the "real” last car Sometimes the exasperated station owner reduces the maximum amount obtainable from $3 to $1
I hat happened ’ i; Mf* accounting for two hours of
our combined seven-hour total anti one of the three such dollar purchases
Later waiting hail me On the “We’re
I wasted three hours for road service to out with a can of gas
third call I was told very sorry for Hie delay but the truck we sent after you has run out of gas Another will be there shortly.”
It did but the driver didn’t have any gasoline.
The 40-minute walk home took me by a hardware store, where I purchased one of the many nevly-arrived gasoline cans ai $6 49 My wife. whose car was stranded gasless
three blocks from home. had heard the only way to get gas this side of sunrise was to plead to the local station with can in hand "Against the law.” said our favorite station owner "That would he showing favoritism and could cost me $5,(KM) ” That bit of inhumanity was returned in kind I unleashed my wife. who for SO minutes detailed hypothetical catastrophes that might result from our ga-Jess situation That got to him He picked up my can, raced to the pumps, put in $2 worth and raced back inside again “But don’t you tell a soul. he said
Resistance By Drivers
WASHINGTON < AIM— President Nixon told a nationwide radio audience this afternoon that it is “time to get all the trucks hack on the road” to provide food, fuel and other essentials for all Americans.
WASHINGTON (APl-W. J. Usery, chief government negotiator in the truck strike, predicted today that most trucks would be hack on the highways Monday.
By Assoc lated Press
Small breaks began appearing Saturday in the 10-day-old strike by independent truck drivers.
There was still strong resistance from many of the drivers
whose refusal to move their car-%
goes of food, petroleum and industrial parts brought widespread layoffs and spot shortages of food and gasoline.
It appeared certain that most of the tens of thousands of parked rigs had not yet begun to move.
But two automakers recalled furloughed workers after saying truck shipment of needed material had resumed.
And several among the literally dozens of independent trucker organizations which have sprung up overnight began late Friday to urge their loosely-organized memberships back on the road. Truck traffic was reported up slightly: a convoy of 20 produce-filled trucks headed out of Florida for the produce-short Northeast.
National officers of the Fraternal Steel Haulers Assn , who claim to represent several thousand drivers, voted unanimously to recommend that their members accept government promises of all the fuel they need and immediate increases in freight rates.
Similar action was reported in Detroit Lakes, Minn, by the BHO member Midwest Independent Truckers Assn Trucker spokesman leonard Fleet, on a swing through Ohio to promote and explain the settlement he helped negotiate, said Saturday that he had been assured bv some independent trucker leaders in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania that they were urging their men back on the road.
“Get the Word"
To make up for recent and future fuel price hikes, truckers will get an immediate increase of 6 percent in the amount they charge for their cargo. That increase, which one driver said would mean about $30 more on a Philadelphia-to-Chicago run, eventually will show up in the prices consumers pay for truck-transported goods
These* developments, and mediation efforts by persons who were urged by President Nixon to "get the word out in the truckers language,” caused some officials to say they looked for over the road movement of freight to be back to normal by Monday
Government officials said truck traffic was up 20 percent. The exact increase was not pos sible to determine, and a heavy snowfall on the Atlantic seaboard made it tougher to deter mine whether traffic was up significantly
At least KHI,(HK! persons remained unemployed. And sever al thousand of the more militant truckers continued to vow they would not go back to work until
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