Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Colder through Thursday. low tonight teens to 20s. High Thursday 20s to .'His.
Vol.UMM 02 NUMBER .*15
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CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, WEDNESDAY, KEHM ABY 13, 1071
ASSOCIATED Eli ESS. UPI, NEW YOUK TIMES
Arab Crude Producers Delay Talk
TRIPOLI, Ubya (AP) — The! meeting Thursday of Arab oil ministers to discuss the oil em bargo on the U.S. has been post*, poned indefinitely, government spokesmen announced Wednesday.
A brief communique broadcast by Tripoli radio said the postponement was “at the request of Saudi Arabia and Ku-j wait.”
Foreign diplomats here speculated the postponement was, prompted by a four-nation Arab summit in Algiers. The leaders of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Algeria were gathering there to discuss what the Algerian radio called “new and important developments” since the Arab-Israeli war.
There was widespread speculation here that any decision on the oil embargo against the U.S. would be made in Algiers.
Postponement of the Tripoli meeting caught Kuwaiti Oil .Minister Abdul Rahman Atiki in Beirut preparing to board ai plane for Tripoli, a Kuwaiti spokesman in Beirut reported. Atiki immediately put off tho trip.
Egyptian President Sadat has! in recent weeks reportedly been urging a lifting of the embargo, because of the agreement between Egypt and Israel on troop disengagement along the Suez Canal.
At the (Same time, however, Syrian President Hafez Assad has reportedly been pressuring
Promises Alternative To Demand for Food
Casette Leased Wires Arab terrorists who “negotiated
BERKELEY — The father of the release of their hostages and
kidnaped newspaper heiress Pa- left the country.”
|trica Hearst said Wednesday it “Few Scrapes”
would be “impossible to meet”
her terrorist abductors’ de- recording of Miss
mands for free food for all of Bearsts voice, dated Feb. 8 and California’s needy delivered to a local EM radio winning author Alexander Solz-
Randolph Hearst said he sta**on* started out: henitsyn arrived in West Ger-
Reds Send Author to Free Zone
BONN IAP I - Nobel Prize-
“Mom, Dad, I’m okay. a
many Wednesday after being
would offer a counter-proposal * . ,
within the next two days. “I had a few .scrapes and s^r*PPed of his Soviet citizenship
Hearst, editor and president of:stuff, but they washed them up an(* expelled From his home-the San Francisco Examiner, I and they’re getting okay and I *ant‘-
addressed his daughter, Pa-[caught a cold but they’re giving The Soviet news agency Tass tricia, 19. in remarks read at a me pills for it and stuff. I’m not announced in Moscow that the news conference that was also being .starved or beaten or un- presidium of the supreme sovi-broadcast from his Hillsborough necessarily frightened ... et, the Soviet parliament, had
home. “i’m kept blindfolded usually, taken away the outspoken au*
“Patty, I hope you are listen- so that I can’t identify anyone! ^ors citizenship for perlorm-tng, Hearst said. “We’re really My hands are often tied, but 'n8 systematically actions that pleased to know' you’re okay. | generally they’re not. I’m not afe incompatible with being a You sounded a little tired, or gagged or anything. I’m com-1 c*,lzen °F the USSR and detri-
like you were sedated, but you fortable and I think you can tell Rental to the Union of Soviet
sounded all right and I’m sure that I’m not really terrified or Socialist Republics.”
the people that have you are anything, and I’m okay . .. Tass said Solzhenitsyn’s fami-
telling the truth when they say “I’m with a combat unit ^ including his wife and three
they’re treating you under the that s armed with automatic sons’ “can j°>n when they
Geneva convention. weapons and there’s also a deem it necessary.
I just wanted to let you know medical team here and there’s Not Informed
it’s a little frightening because no way that I will be released _ . . .. , .....
, the original demand is one that until they let me go so it solzhemt.syn s wife told newels impossible to meet. However, wouldn't do any good for some- men Wednesday nigh in Mos-
in the next 24 to 48 hours, I will body to come in here and try to (ovv not informed
he trying my hest to come back get me out by force. with some kind of a counter- “These people aren’t just a
bunch of nuts. They’ve been re-
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offer that’s acceptable ’’ $402 Million
FLEE SHELLING — With smoke billowing from their nome in the background, members of a Cambodian family flee for safety as insurgent forces shell Phnom Penh.
Oil Consumers Set Broad Accord
State officials ray the kidnapers’ demands could cost as much as $402 million.
A recording of the girl’s voice,! a monotone which an FBI agent said sounded as if she might be very tired or drugged, was sent to Hearst Tuesday along with a
Cold Water Cave Access Costs Aired
letter demanding a month-longpy praB|j Nve tries concerned including oil tional energy sources so as to other European members back- handout of food in supermarkets) MOINES — Cold Water
producing countries ... to ac-,diversity supplies. ,ing the U.S. from San Francisco to Los An- cave -n Howard and Winneshiek
„ni„roto Accelerating energy research West German Finance Min- goes
, and development programs iSter Helmut Schmidt said na- The heiress said .she was|mjcht he
supply and demand situation,| through international coopera- tions that need oil must cooper- “okay’ and had not beclothe public
ameliorate the adverse cconom-.tjve efforts. ate rather than everyone trying farmed although she was blind-
ic consequences of the existing France continued to insist “to save his own skin.” situation and lay the ground- that the ‘‘action program of in- .Jobert, speaking up for the work for a more equitable and j ternational cooperation” should|right to an independent course.
I stable international energy rein-! he carried out within the exist-j replied that Schmidt was right
President Nixon in his State While declining to go along tionship.” ing framework of the Organza- - “Except that we
of the Union speech placed with some of the steps the other! According to the draft com- Hon for Economic Cooperation have the same hide. Some of us
great hope on an “urgent [countries believed necessary to
WASHINGTON I UPI I - The 113-nation conference of oil con-; sliming countries reached bi oad agreement Wednesday on the necessity of holding a meeting King Faisal of Saudi Arabia toiwith Arab and other oil pro-continue the boycott until an ducing countries to try to allevi-Israeli-S v r i a n disengagement ate the effects of the world pact is signed. crisis
of the official decision and had no comment “I will not really believe it until I hear his voice telling me it is true,” Mrs. Natalya Solzhenitsyn told newsmen who j called at her apartment in central Moscow. “If he can, I know he will call me.”
Her eyes were red. She looked distraught and she said, “We are all very upset.” Behind her, her mother held one of Solzhenitsyn’s th-ee sons. The boy was crying.
“Now he is in a free country
he will be able to tell everything counties in Northeast Iowa himself,” she said. “I * don’t
made accessible to want to say too much. I know
at cost estimates yOU w,n understand. Please for-
folded most of the time. I LIAL' n f . fr?}m ^50*000 [o give mc."
$575,500, according to two of The Nobel Prize author flew
"armnK three commercial cave develop from Moscow aboard a Soviet
She called on her “daddy” to ers airliner that taxied to a far
drn’t oil I "get that food thing organized’’ , third developer agreed corner of Frankfurt airport,
and warned against any attempt Cold VVa'er has tourist possibili- beyond the view of waiting re-
Aceoraing to the arati com- non ior economic cooperation nave the same hide. some ot us. . . . . T Y . * »i«.c hut hih otv» •> \— " , . .. . .....b
munique which bracketed, and Development I[O E CD > J have tight, shiny hides; others (ree ^ bv^ree*r abdut,ors <,r„matl. The estimates did not ^Tipton w’YYonJmoTby
land acquisition or ac- airport spokesman.
Newsmen were barred from
i approaching the plane “in the -page interim report to;interest of Mr Solzhenitsyn,”
land rights, statements were included
The postponement occurred}^ r listers of all 13 countries — the Officials said it was not clear
as four Arab leaders gathered conference agreed to an n*n<‘ members of the European as >'c* J118* l)OW I be final eom-
Wednesday in Algiers to discuf=.^ earjy meeting of oil-consuming Common Market plus Canada, munique would handle the por-
oil matter* and disengagement | and producinR countries, but th«* U.S., Japan and Norway- tions °f ,he agreement with
France held out and did not co “concurred in the need for com-1 which France disagreed. It was
france nera out ana ara not Wprehens|ve aclion proRram to assumed that they would simply
In a final communique, adopt-!**! with all facets of the world J* "oh* as sections on which
cd at the windup of a three-day|enerR.v situation by cooperative f ranee reserved its position. conference here, the diplomats measurcs. , Representatives of the
of Syrian and Israeli forces on the Golan Heights.
The official Algerian radio .said the meeting had been called to consider “new and important developments” in tl»e Middle East situation since a full-scale Arab summit last November.
40 Vehicles in Pileups in Fog
JACKSON, Mich (API - An estimated 40 to 50 cars and
Robert Ray on scientific they would progress in exploring the cave abide bv Hearst’s wishes. — a report he called “encourag
The letter from the hitherto ing.” obscure SLA set one “ransom”
agreed to establish a coordinal-, ing group headed by senior officials and to consult with developing countries in the preparations for the eonsumer-producer
countries worked through the night on the draft communique, added: “They recognize finally completing their work at aspects; 5 a m. CHT
The official Algerian radio said the meeting in Algiers - As he left a meeting of foreign allended bv Sadat. Assad. King ministers who had been discuss-Faisal and President Houaril!"* a*«fl communique, Brinsh Boumedienne of Algeria been called to consider “new
that on some of these they
propriate, other countries to join with them in these efforts.” The communique agreed that
condition as the providing of $70 of food apiece beginning Fob 19 to everyone on welfare, receiving social security benefits, dws-1 trucks crashed in at least four abled veterans, parolees and separate pileups on fogbound persons out of jail on bail Interstate 94 Wednesday.
”1 hope the Prue will come when more people can view the wonders of this cave,” said the governor, who made a personal inspection trip into the cave several months ago.
The progress report was made
the airport spokesman said.
Earlier a spokesman for West German author Heinrich Boll, also a Nobel Prize winner, had said Solzhenitsyn was expected to travel to Boll’s country house between Frankfurt and Bonn on the west side of the Rhine.
Boll’s country house was cordoned off by police but the German author told newsmen there have come
cause the agenda was confined to possibly lifting the embargo against the U.S.
Iraq favors a harder line. advocating complete nationalization of U.S. oil interests in the Middle East and withdrawal of Arab money from American hanks.
Observers in Beirut specula (.ritiriml rd a new date for the Tripoli '
A statement bv Miss Hearst in *,. . . the tape hinted that the SLA'si by Donald Koch, project scien-
Nineteen persons were u|t|mate demund in exchange hist. for Director Sam Tuthill of . nothin*
talizcd, several m serious eondl-, ® I Iowa r.onlniriral Survey and 1 no nol"in8
may wish to invite, as ap- ju ponfer n _ u d Keen lion ST * * be the free- 8 y here to work in peace on a new
roe conference IBI oeen non. dom Qf jW() members now' Director Fred Pnewert of the . „ ^
scheduled to end Tuesday but “Cars are ripper apart like ,n priSOn. Iowa conservation commission novei-
Frances refusal to go along tin cans, trucks are jackknifed! Bejn<r held at San Quentin * The final report is not due Government spokesman Rue-
such an action nmoram of inter-1 Wilh US Pr°P°sals supported, in the road” said a witness. they are t.harRed wi(h !ast No- until Jan 17, 1975 when a can-i^g" von Wechmar announced
national eooDcration should in ^ made a third “You can’t sec 20 feet in front vember’g ambush-slaying o f tract with Kenneth Flatland, a 1,1 capital that the Kremlin
had Foreign Minister Sir Alec Doug- ,nd „th charm* of means day necessar^* of you.” a policeman said Marcus Foster. Oakland's black farmer, for permission to do ex-bad informed Bonn that Solz*
....... 8 1 ‘ Cars and trucks driving superintendent of schools. ploration drilling on his |and henitsyn would be coming there.
through the fog struck other Miss Hearst said the two men over the cave, expires,
vehicles that had managed to charged are white, and the men , cgWatorg Atlend
avoid earlier accidents seen leaving the Foster killing
The chain reaction started were black. She said the kid- mdd< h|s report a roc
about 9:45 a m. Within two natters felt the former two were 0 the 8ovt‘rnor at a .session to
next minutes there were at least 20 being held only because they
liars and trucks in the pileup,”iwere S1*A members, fsaid a witness She also made a reference to
said there was “broad a oroducer-con-
and important developments” |n a8reem€^ on the Middle East situation. ! sumrr conft*re
The first indication that trouble for the Tripoli conference was ahead came Tuesday night
when radical Iraq announced it jor ••concer^ed international co wais boycotting the meeting bo
s^ou^ ......... ''""essary
follow inc I French Foreign Minister Mi-1 (chel Jobi*rt said American oil re. companies are to blame for the
crisis, and he said he did not
, „ „ believe Secretary of State Kis-i
A draft of the communique A system of ail<Mating oil sup- sln.,(,r s Monday offer
made available to UPI called PM®* »n times ol emergency or
operation between all the coun- .Speeding development of midl
and efforts" in the areas:
to share U. S. oil with others the time there is an oil crisis.
Ash Energy Comment Stirs Simon Sarcasm
WASHINGTON (AIG Fed- conference d eral energy chief William Simon g(.f
1 budget director Roy -m.
calling the energy
to discuss the bud
“I question if there were such a crisis would such an offer be made.” Jobert said.
The debate produced the first major split among members of the European Common Market. (d' d with West Germany and the
which legislators were invited. Among those attending were
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exchange recalled a
dei ^ Jon
short-te in problem and sfluabbl<
ast September be
tween Treasury S e c r e t a r y • corge Shultz and Melvin
eonferenee would be
Arab leaders once a added “Maybe I should ask
had been reached at ta , gi«rs ^ ^ keep his cotton- .teorgr snuiiz anc
meeting. pickin’ hands off energy poll Laird, then President
Egyptian report* »■« 1 ri's;; [,v top adviser,
ident Sadat wanted to «xpress ^|(non W.JS responding to While Shultz was on a trip to
appreciation for the . < (l,, questions about a statement by Japan. Laird, iii Washington,
Ash that the long lines of cars announced a tax increase pro-
around gasoline stations and posal, prompting Shultz to re-
other critical problems resulting spend: “The President’s adviser
from the energy shortage will on domestic affairs can keep his
end this year. cotton-pickin' hands off econom-
“The shortages will he here ic policy.”
for a long time to come.” Simon Before making the comment, said. Shultz conferred by telephone
He added sarcastically that from Tokyo with his deputy sec*
perhaps he should call a news retary — William Simon
by casing the oil embargo. He waft expected to press his jxunt at the Algiers meeting.
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WASHINGTON (AIG - Pres-jficiency of this Nixon asked congress stride with the Wednesday to set up a revenue imand sharing program that would provide $19.3 billion tor public traits port at ion and better highways over the next six years.
Nixon also asked the congress to approve his plan to revitalize the nation s rail system through a $2 billion loan guarantee and through relaxed regulatory restraints.
“The energy crisis has under- grams in fiscal year scored an important lesson. Our begins July I. system of national transport Of that total. $11 billion would lotion is not working at max ,come from the highway trust linum efficiency,” Nixon said in fund and could be used either a message to congress on trails- for highways in urban areas or potation. for mass transit.
“As our society grows and our Another $700 million would he economy continues to expand, allocated directly for transit we must insure that the cf- use. including operating sub
He said the government was prepared to accept the Russian writer.
Von Wechmar said it was not yet known whether Solzhenitsyn would settle permanently in West Germany.
The West German embassy in Moscow said it had no information about Solzhenitsyn’s deportation Officials said the embassy was not involved
Informed sources in Bonn said system keeps sidles for current transit sys-j earlier they knew Solzhenitsyn
changing de-(terns. was deported by Soviet authori-
on it,” Nixon The final $7U0 million would ties.
be used to continue current cap- Virulent Campaign
Flexibility I ital grants programs admims j The author’s arrest iii Moscow
He said the nation should rod by the urban mass trans- climaxed a virulent official
center its efforts on achieving a potation administration
flexible and balanced transpor- Trust Fund End
tat ion system
Transit Plan to Congress
press, radio and television campaign against Solzhenitsyn since his book reviewing Soviet police
The President's proposal would make $2 5 billion avail-i able for use by cities and towns Hor their transportation pro-1975. which
I" addition the legtalaUon „rrtlr _ ..(iul Archlpe,u(!0..
11 r o£,r,,n rvr - ■» »■«*«*!*
out by 19/8 the current distinc
tion between highway funds and mass transit funds. It would set up a new mechanism for lurid-!
Solzhenitsyn, in a statement
prepared in anticipation of his
„ , .J arrest, said he would keep silent
IRK all transportation programs,jf ,,ut „„ lrla| ..Jj,, I10,
oui of general revenue funds work ha|( h„ur (of my ()p.
Highways currently are fund- pressers” if sentenced to a ed through a trust fund which is labor camp again composed of gasoline and high- “In this way, I leave them the way use taxes. simple choice of all tyrants: to
Nixon said his proposal to kill me quickly because I write
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