Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
(’lear and cold tonight. Ii a ws tonight around zero to 8 Indow.
Partly cloudy and cold friday. Inglis in to 15.
VOLUME OI NUMBER 359
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TIU RSDAY, .JANUARY 3, 1974
ASSOCIATED PliESS, UPI, NKW YOUK TIMES
California Unit Linked To Arrests
LONDON (AP) — An 18-year-old American girl and two men arrested here for arms smuggling belonged to an extremist student group headquartered at Santa Barbara, Calif., .security sources said Thursday.
The girl, who was arrested at
Rising Truce Violations in Middle East
By t nited Press International
Israel said Thursday that three of its soldiers were killed and ll) wounded Wednesday, the heaviest one day loss since the cease-fire went into effect Oct. 24. There were Israeli warnings in Ti I Aviv and Geneva that the truce may collapse unless it is kept by both sides.
I N. spokesmen in Cairo reported increasing numbers of cease-fire violations during the
by mc u.o. ei,,*:Syrja bassy as Allison Thompson of Santa Barbara.
a London ail port Saturday when |asj f(.w days, including accustoms officials lound guns fj||ery anfj tank fire, and Israel and ammunition iii her Iuggage, |j-^ported heavy exchanges with was identified by the I.S. cm- along the Golan Heights
In Geneva, where agreement Student Politics was reported near on means of
Tho others wore identified bv rii«-ngaKing Egyptian and ferae-
sources as Atter Nasecn, 21. of h '""P® alon8 the Sl"'z Canal-Pakistan, and Ahelkhir H ,- ■ Israeli sources said Israel was knout. 25. of Morocco, both pre- <i<-mandinK strict application by
viously involved in student politics in Santa Barbara.
The sources said Hakaoui was leader of the group which apparently planned to attack Moroccan diplomats or property after gathering in London. There was no apparent link with
Egypt of the there can be mcnt.
cease-fire any final
The well-informed Tel Aviv newspaper Ma’ariv said Israel had agreed to a unilateral; withdrawal as a means of
known Arab guerilla groups, the breaking th(, dcad|ock in lhc
talks hut then' was no confirma-
Earlier British authorities said ^on fr0m official sources, they believed the three weie Israeli Defense Minister connected with an Arab guenlla Dayan, off for Washing
cell assigned to attack British ton for talks with Secretary of Zionists. OI finals, dropped this state Kissinger and Defense theory after furl lier imestiga Secretary Schlesinger, told tion, but gave no explanation. newsmen:
Scotland Yard has imposed a “j (j() not believe that the security blackout on the case, Egyptians hope for better terms declining even to officially idcn- ^y those actions or whether they tity the three pending a decision want to start another war of aion whether they will stand trial trition. but I do believe that this or be deported. ,s plain wildness and it is un-
Seeuritv Alert bearable.
The group was discovered “lt shoald ^ kn"wn ,ha< ,hc amid a national security alert °Ptnint'
Simon: Gas Prices To President
Go Up 8 to 11 Cents Cj^ p:™
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WASHINGTON (AP) — En-1 gasoline above the legal ceiling orgy chief William Simon said price, the agency said Thursday that oil companies The rate of violations is far and independent distributors greater than in other industros have agreed to enforce a limit under price control and is leaded IO gallons of gasoline per eus- mg the IRS to step up its en-tomer at company-owned ser- forcement efforts nationally, a vice stations, Under earlier an- spokesman said, flounced conservation measures, tho 10-gallon limit was voluntary The IRS plans to have 300
Simon also predicted that gas- a8enbs assigned solely to eheck-oline prices will increase over the next month or two, to levels about 8 to ll cents higher than in early December.
Simon told a news conference his price
from hi.s estimate of about
seven cents last week, took ac-,.. . .
. I .. Bons is increasing count of a new set of gasoline Alo^ ^ m?
price hikes to be authorized
Simon said the new in-creuses would come as a variable formula designed to give service station owners partial compensation for the reduced amounts of gasoline they can
SAN CLEMENTE. Calif. (AP) — Despite some misgivings President Nixon has signed into law an li-percent increase in Social Security benefits. Although Nixon was known to mg price violations by gasoline feel that the timing cf the hikes stations. would have an adverse effect on
Most of the violations proba- the federal budget, and aides in-bly do not involve flagrant dicated would issue a state-gouging in which motorists are ment citing some of his objec-
, charged $1 or more for a gallon. Rom
estimates, increased ° D , .,
the spokesman said But the
number of such serious viola-
The hill would Increase the average monthly payment for a retired individual from SIHI lo $181 and for a couple from $276 to $310.
of fire cannot be one-
- AP Wirspnolo
Energy Chief William Simon Ponders a News Conference Query
________ to enforce a policy limiting service station gasoline sales to IO gallons per customer.
He said the companies could enforce this as company policy at the service stations it owns directly but could only urge it upon franchised service sta-Houston ourselves about the first IO to 15, work like the astronauts tend to tions.
extremely ' “move along with your blinders The sales limit, if enforced, on. would still leave a motorist free
Sky lab Commander Predicts Full 84-Day Mission VZ ill Be Com Dieted
Also en the rise, judging by IRS statistics, are the number of price refunds ordered by the
agency against stations charg- lbc President signed several
mg more than the legal selling nnajor hills Wednesday inciud-
price. ing a $73.7 billion defense appro-
The spokesman said it ap- pnations act. Th:s was $2.9 bil* pears an increasing number of ,ion ,ess than the administration gasoline stations are using had requested. The bulk of the sell, as gasoline production is various gimmicks to get around reduction — $2.1 billion — was cut under federal regulations. the government’s price regula- *n procurement funds appropri-Thurs,day’s announcement of tions. a*ed at $18 4 billion,
agreement with the distr butors The three major oil compa- Nixon also signed a bill inmarks a further tightening of lies — Amoco. Son Oil and creasing by $575 million the gasoline controls, although still Standard Oil of Ohio — in- total amount of loans and guar-on a voluntary basis. creased prices Wednesday. The anteed that the Small Business
wholesale gasoline increases of Administration can make before
5.8 cents a gallon for Amoco, June 30. The same measure re-
Simon said major oil compa- two cents for Sun Oil and a cent troactively reopens the agncul-
nies and independent distribu- for Standard follow similar in- ture department's easy-term
tors and retailers have agreed creases announced Monday by loan program for rural resi-
(Continued Page 3. Col. 3)
SPACE CENTER (AP) The Skylab 3 flight has days,
Kissinger: Nixon Plans Oil Action
for Arab terrorists who were believed planning a concerted attack against targets in Britain
The girl arrived at Heathrow' airport Saturday on a flight from Us Angeles carrying five machine pistols and 150 rounds of ammunition in her luggage. uns-police said. Scotland Yard had been tipped off by United States officials, hut they delayed their arrest until she contacted the Moroccan on an airport bus.
British authorities had believ cd the weapons the girl brought were intended for more attacks like the one Sundav night on Jewish millionaire Joseoh E.
Sieff There was also speculation the group mav have planned to assassinate King Bassan, the pro-Western ruler ol Morocco.
Sieff, 68-year-olri president of the Marks and Spencer stores and a leading Zionist, was shot in the head at his home by a masked gunman. The gunman escaped: Sieff is recovering
sided and the cease-fire must be had mechanical and human inefficient and getting way. way
kept by both sides, otherwise it is going to collapse.”
Dayan said he will discuss the troop (ii-engagement talks with Kissinger and speak with Schles-M’gcr about buying more wrap-
errors, but its commander says behind schedule,” he said.
dences damaged in disasters that occurred between Dec. 23, 1972 and April 20. 1973.
The Social Security legislation also raises the wage base — the amount of annual earnings subject to tax from $10,800 for 1973 to $13,200 in 1974 Under previous law, it was scheduled to be $12 600 in 1974.
The maximum tax paid each by the worker and employer in 1973, $631.80. will be $772.20 in
King Hussein of warned in an interview Beirut magazine that
so we were
SAN CLEMENTE. Calif. (AP
“I think this mission is going to drive on and purchase an- __ Secretary of State Henry A. to increase my awareness of other IO gallons at the next ser- Kissinger, declaring that the “by golly we’re going to make think the folks on the ground fi- e|se ls going on besides vice station, but as gasoline Arab oil embargo is “increas- 1974 it” the full 84 days. nallv got the message and took what I’m doing.” supplies dwindle waiting lines ingly inappropriate.” announced The 5.85 percent rate paid bv
Commander Gerald I* Carr seme of the pressure off. We Gibson said orb ting the earth may discourage this tactic. Thursday that President Nixon the worker and employer in 1973
“makes you speculate a little Simon reported that gasoline wjj| mage a major personal ef- will net be changed in 1974. more” about life existing else- consumption was running fort to promote cooperation The Social Security Adminis-
where in the universe. some 7.8 percent below' normal among oil-consuming-and- tration said that the seven per-
”You realize the universe is demand forecasts over the four producing naUons. cent increase will be included in
quite big and just the number of weeks ending Dec. 21. This was Without going into detail, His- the March check, due on April possible combinations that you an improvement in fuel saving singer told a news conference 3. Earlier the agency had said can bav« out there which can!from the 5.7 percent reported that agreement on prices and there was some doubt the boost create life enters your mind and the week earlier, but still far supplies would seem to best could bf* reflected in that check
short of the 29 percent gasoline serve everyone’s own interest The minimum payment for an
the cr ror-prone immediately showed an
of tho mission are rrovement in efficiency.
ve'rr working well up now.”
Tried To Conceal
Discussing an early incident
also said early days behind because of a new' under-Jordan Rtan(hng between the ground
with a Israel
and the crew on the work schedule.
Hussein also disclosed that he had agreed to launch an offensive across the Jordan river during the October war if Syria had succeeded in clearing the Golan Heights and Egypt had pushed tho Israelis back to the major desert passes in the Sinai peninsula.
IV1 ti A V -
might try to make a separate He spoke during a news con- in which he tried unsuccessfully ,
peace with Egypt at Geneva. He ference from orb;t Wednesday conceal from mission control m m morc ' C
admitted, “Coordination with on tho 48th day of tho intended that he had vomited. Pogue said lv* ,ie s<ud-
Egypt is not to the level I aspire 12-week space voyage. be regretted caus»ng embar
rassment to his crewmates.
“In reflecting on this. I tried Carr. William R. Pogue and desperately to do a very good
Edward G. Gibson answered job.” he explained ”1 procecd-
newsmen’s questions relaved by cd then to make errors, to
mission control. They said their berate myself, finally coming to
space experience has brought j-o reaMntion tfrd I’m a fallible
changes of “almost a spiritual, human being, that I cannot
nature” in their views of them- operate at IOO percent ef-
reduction now believed neces- because neither the oil users individual will be raised from sarv. he said. nor producers w ant a global $84.50 to $93.80. The maximum
Simon said several factors deoression. will go up from $274 to $304 for
would combine to push average After h;s news conference, an indivdual. from $411 to $456 gasoline pricer even higher than Kissinger said Nixon will take for a couple.
NEW YORK (API - Stocks soared Thursday on encouraging economic news. including easing of margin requirements
previously predicted next several weeks.
selves, of other humans and of ficiency. that Urn going to make for purchasing stock on credit
Hussein’s government disand the Marxist Popular Front ,hat th<’ king has with
er the Liberation of Palestine drawn the contingent he sent to said it was responsible for the f'Rhl on the Syrian front in Oc-atfack Other prominent London b,b<‘r The disclosure came in said they had b“en told an a nnou n cement that he Arab terrorists had drawn prayed Thursday with its of-list of British Zionists Beers at a mosque 15 miles
Jews the up a
marked for assassination
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DONALSONVILLE, Ga (LIM) A jury Thursday convicted Carl Isaacs, a 19 year-old Mary land prison escapee, of six counts of murder in tile slaying of a south Georgia farm family.
The jury deliberated just 62 minutes It will decide the penalty.
north of Amman, the Jordanian capital.
O’Hare Still Busiest
CHICAGO (UP!) - O’Hare International airport retained its status as the world’s busiest airport in 1973. handling arriv- sion control caused many als and departures of a record terns early in the flight 695,304 aircraft “We ended up falling all
the possibility of life existing *n Wakes elsewhere in tho universe. Carr said of the attempted
Asked if a faltering gyroscope cover-up of the vomiting: “We and excessive control pas use felt we didn’t want to bother the gave him concern that the mis- ground with it We decided the sion might he cut short. Carr next morning it was a bum replied that both systems decision. Hut it was too late to ■ o< now to he well managed take it hack.” despite the problems The astronauts inadvertently
“I feel comfortable that we’re tape recorded their discussion being careful with them." he 0f tbs incident, and the tape said “We’re not wasting gas. was received in mission control and I think by golly we’re going The astronauts were reprimand-to make it." cd.
Carr said the heavy work schedules relaved daily by mis-
T Ii e Dow Jones average climbed more than 29 paints in the first half-hour, lost half the gain, then was up 15.68 to 871 at p m Advances held a 14-1 lead
One obvious factor is the recent round of steep price increases on foreign oil. led by a doubling of the price of Arab oil late last month
over the undisclosed initiatives next week and announce them later.
Responding to questions. Kis-s:nger said that roughly 20 countries would be encompassed bv the new moves.
Irish Police Take 20 IRA Suspects
over declines on the New change.
I DUBLIN (AP) - Irish police Thursday rounded up at least 20 suspected members of the out-Cne of the major aims, he lawed Irish Republican Army.
In addition, a new price in- said, would be to bring soaring The men were arrested in the
crease of 15 cent per gallon was oil prices in line with the needs border tcwns of Donegal, Mon-
granted retailers on Jan. I. to 0f the world economy. aghan and Louth and were
in heavy trading York Stock Ex-
50 Feared Dead In Ferry Sinking
Discussing the impact of th( iii ssion rn hi.s personal feelings, sized and sank iii over Carr said people in technical river about 49 mil.
DALLA, Bangladesh < \P> At least 59 persons are believed to have drowned when a terry cappie Mcghna ( from here.
take into account for the first 11 rn e “nonproduct cost increases” under the federal antiinflation program
In a related development, an Internal Revenue Service survey showed that gasoline stations are violating price regulations at a higher rate than any other industry under government price guidelines.
About 29 percent of service stations checked were selling
Gasless Sundays Not Hurting Church Attendance
Bv Associ ated Press
They come by loot, on lucy ( Irs ai d in »*ar pools They are the nation’s faithful an I church leaders say they are Mocking to worship services despite gasless Sundays.
\t the onset of the energy crisis, some religious leaders feared parishioners would not use o istlv fuel to go to church But an Yssoeiated Press si epilog of (hurehes iii 17 states showed attendance had ii I been adversely affected iii mo. I areas surveyed Eight areas report11 increased at tendance, eight were not al I cted aud oniv one had a
“Since we had gasless Sundays. our attendance has been hefter,” said the R v Carl Wiediger, pastor of St John’s Lutheran Church in Ntw Bn lain, Conn “For the want of somewhere cis:* to g>, people are coming to church ”
The Rev. Dr. Robert Scott of Westminster Preshy ten a ii Church in Elizabeth. N.J., said gasless Sundays have “kept more people at home this year because they didn t drive to vacations or second homes” during holidays.
The Rev. E IV Robertson of Si Luke’s United Methodist Church iii Jackson county, Mo. said figures show a ♦ eadv ' ivo ip attendance since
Dec 2 over the same period last year The figures 575 Dec 2, up 223 . 588 Dec. 9. up IOU 726 Dec. Mi, up 3(iti, 595 Dec 23, lip 139
The Rev Raymond Bal comb, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Portland. Ore . says lie s seen no marked change in attendance but is watching closely “It will he interesting to see how much priority people put on their religion.” he said \ decrease iii attendance was reported in the Maryland suburbs ol Washington.
“Sometimes we used to have 29 buses lined up outside, but we don’t ain ne re ” said lith
hard James of the Episcopal cathedral in Bethesda, Md And Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda said normal attendance of 4.(MHI has dropped off af least 500 on the average.
Churches and synagogues have not completely "escaped the energy crisis mainly Ive cause they are often heavy users of heating oil and electricity
Increased costs have forced three Mankato. Mum . church es to join in a fuel saving ef-fort The First Congregational Church, the First Baptist Church and the. Centenary Methodist Church will hold services under one root And the enc' es e tv s Ins
forced the Park Cities Baptist Church in Texas to close its Ellis Chapel, an $800,000 building constructed three years ago. except for weddings and funerals.
The Rev C B Woodrich, spokesman for the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Denver, said that, while attendance has not dropped off, parishioners are attending more Saturday masses.
Methods of getting ta church are changing
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints urged the world’s Mormons to walk to church, while oilier churches have urged increased use of mass transit or bicycles
Asked when he thought the charged with offenses against embargo might be lifted. K;s- the state under a law rcacti-singer said, “We can’t tie it to vated by Prime Minister Liam any particular time frame ” Cosgrave of the Irish Republic However, he expressed the Cosgrave promised at talks view that continuing Arab use of last month with .Northern Ire oil as a weapon was “increas- land and Britain to reactivate ingly inappropriate” in view of the law under which the Irish U.S support for a U N. resolu- government can try persons ar-ticn outlining the bare bones of rested in the republic for a proposed M'ddle P7ast settle- murders comm Red in Ulster, ment Moreover he said tilt1 L S is the chief promoter of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations Avked about the impact of this week’s Israeli elections on that country’s negotiations with the Arabs, K’ssinger said he ex-peds good progress on separation of Egyptian and Israeli forces near the Suez Canal “unless there is a basic change
Rockets Kill 8 In Ph nom Penh
PHNOM PENH (AP)
K Ii rn e r Rouge rockets hit Phnom Penh late Wednesday night and again this afternoon and officials said were killed and
eight persons at least 28
if view, which I don’t belie Wants To Wait
re “ wounded Seven Camber!
for the ultimate impact of One hit the election on broader peace stand a talks, he said he would want to market. wait to see the makeup of the new Israeli cabinet before making any predictions Asked about efforts to agree on broad principles with the countries of NATO and the Euro pean Common Market, Kissinger said he hoped for "reb* lively rapid progress” that might permit Nixon to go to Europe this spring to sign Hie ••ereenvMils
rockets landed In the an capital at 3 p.m. near a crowded taxi block from the central The others exploded in a residential area and near the Cambodian army headquarters
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