Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 304
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
CALLEY FREE WITHOUT BOND
New Corn Figure 18% Below 1973
Kissinger Hopeful of Arms Pact
Terms for Railroad lAbout-Face
Merger Could Sour It
WASHINGTON (AP) — The from serving the Southwest Interstate Commerce Commis-where it had no connecting service. The Union Pacific current-'
TORREJON, Spain (AP) -Secretary of State Kissinger expressed confidence Saturday that his latest diplomatic globetrotting has opened the way for a nuclear arms limitation pact with the Kremlin and improved chances for Middle East peace.
As his Boeing 707 stopped at the U.S. airbase in Torrejon for fuel before setting out across the Atlantic, U.S. officials told
may have been the most productive.
Chances were said to be at least 50-50 for an arms limitation treaty by next summer’s scheduled meeting in Washington between Soviet leader Leo-id Brezhnev and President Ford.
By Army, Judge Says
sion has given provisional bless-1. . , . ...
.i . , Jy operates between the West
mg to a railroad merger of the and and Councl,
fiancially healthy Union Pacif-j Bluffs.
ic and the fiscally ailing Rock The North Western bid was! COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Island but with conditions that rejected by an ICC law judge federal judge Saturday freed
but the Union Pacific proposal former Army Lt. William L. received more favorable attern Calley from military custody tion and the case went to the by signing an order releasing full commission. him on his personal recog-
The commission agreed to nizance in lieu of $1,000 bond, allow the merger if the Union “History repeats itself . . . Pacific agreed to sell certain Here we are, the same cast of Rock Island properties to three; characters about to do the same
thing I did last February,” said
n"lr 7'~\ :consequences for the future ohib » omw re .U. S. District Judge J. Robert
newsmen the first four days of , , ., . .. .. . . . ., i Elliott.
his 26,880-mile trip, in Moscow. "lakeup of lhe natlonal ral1 sys_ J* said ,h« Union p*lf* mus‘ Klliott freed Calico last Febru- i ,____ iii__.___tem. sci to the Santa Fe the Rock wuey rem
But the ICC imposed condi-jisland line between Amarillo.jhary on a r*view *
tions that are certain to delay; Texas, and Memphis. The Rock I n
the merger and could result in island line between Denver-1 f mur(. ! 2Vietnamese ci-
scrapping it entirely. Litigation Colorado Springs and Omaha* ,ans‘ n June ** reV(?rsed hls designed to overturn some of; must be sold to the Denver and these restrictions is also a possi- Rio Grande Western, the ICC bility. j said.
The Rock Island, known for- All other Rock Island proper- v
Kissinger will report to Formally as the Chicago, Rock Is- ty south and southwest of 0 Leavenworth, Kan.
Sunday afternoon at Camp Da- land and Pacific Railroad Co., Kansas City must be sold to the Army attorneys told Elliott
vid, Md. They also plan to operates nearly 8,000 miles of Southern Pacific. ; Saturday they were not contest-
watch part of the Washington-1; track in 14 states. It has been in in addition, the ICC said the in8 Calley’s release on bail and
could sour the whole deal.
After IO years of studying the two candidates for merger, the ICC Friday conditionally approved a plan it said would affect practically every major railroad in every state west of
the Mississippi. The decision is oVher railroads expected to have far-reaching1
for the future Sale to Santa Fe
conviction, but the army took Calley into custody until his release Friday from the U. S. army disciplinary barracks at
Philadelphia National football financial trouble for years and Santa Fe must include the Mis-league game on television. an ICC law judge found in 1971■ souri-Kansas-Texas Railroad in Far East Trip that it was near bankruptcy. its system.
Much of next week will be Proposed in 1964
spent planning the trip they will The merger was first protake to Japan, South Korea and posed in 1964 —■ one year after
Vladivostock, where Ford will | another railroad, the North
Western, asked the ICC to let it
purchase controlling interest in the Rock Island.
Energy Nominee Andrew Gibson Leaving the White House
"Nomination in Deep Trouble
meet Brezhnev Nov. 23-24.
The super power leaders are expected to settle on guidelines at that meeting for negotiations in Geneva to produce a 10-year treaty limiting missiles, launchers, warheads and
bombers. The current U.S.-ling they would have to see the Soviet pact expires in 1977. order before commenting.
In recapping Kissinger’s lat- A spokesman for the Union
WASHINGTON (AP) t— Pres-;FEA and expressing confidence! turn charter them for 20 years|I
idem Ford’s nomination of An- he still had the support of Ford, to General Maritime Corp., a
drew Gibson to bead the Feder-i But “* ™ile Moose deputy|wholly^wned , subsidiary „ press secretary, John Hushen, MFC. .
a1 Energy Administration is in sa^ Gjbson met ^jy wjtb S(aff MFC would then be free to „.. n;
J ___urn I . _
Benefits for Iowa Seen
said they were willing for the parole which Army Secretary Howard “Bo” Callaway said would be granted him Nov. 19 to become effective immediately.
By Al Swegle
Prospects for the weather-plagued 1974 corn crop fell another two percent last month, leaving it 18 percent below last year and foreshadowing higher grocery bills for consumers, the agriculture department said Friday.
The estimate closely paralleled a report issued only a day-earlier by the National Corn Growers Assn., which pegged this year’s crop at 4.65 billion bushels nationwide.
The agriculture department estimated U. S. prospects at 4.62 billion bushels.
Another report issued by the agriculture department Friday said retail food prices will continue climbing at least in the first half of 1975, partly because of poor crop weather this year.
Corn prospects in Iowa dropped one percent from a month earlier, the agriculture department saki, as the yield presently is expected to be 951.8 million bushels.
This figure is 21 percent less than the 1.204 billion produced last year.
The average yield in Iowa is expected to be 81 bushels — down one bushel from a month earlier and 27 bushels less than the 108 bushel yield last year.
Iowa produced a record com yield of 116 bushels in 1972.
Soybean production in Iowa was forecast at 198 million bushels, which is essentially the same as the agriculture department has been predicting all
The crop will be down 26 per- deep trouble on Capitol Hill, Members, not with Ford. sub-charter the tankers to com-
cent from the record crop of congressional sources say. | Hushen would not identify the mercial users worldwide,
last year, however. They indicated Friday that members, but an informed ob- “Gibson’s Successor”
The soybean yield in Iowa will <5^ Jackson (D-Wash.) had server suggested they may have
average 28 bushels — 6 bushels written Ford requesting the re- been William Walker, White
less than last year’s 34 bushel average and 8 bushels less than
the record 1972 yield of 36 bush- __________________ ;_____^ j_______ _____ _________
cis. which the nomination must white House Counsel Philip Bu-
^mitiirinr00^ P*”' ^ notation that~the Vniract'was tank" *ilh liquefied gas segments which have become. 0n, (he North Western has
damagtd late rn g Jackson was said to be taking Areeda was a White House as- signed bv Robert Blackwell the ^atur(Jay after *1 C°F endangered. : tribune | _
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agriculture department said. tanker-building venture involv-cabinet task force on oil import bv “Gibson s successor” and 2,9 were reP°r!ed missing. The cifjc as r was at the beginning .
Nationwide the agricul ure c-; interstate Oil Transport Co., controls which recommended in1 Gibson therefore was not in. ^aPanese maritime sa*ety|.. and will bend every effort to
hamsf til Ly U44 of Philadelphia, awarded by the 1970 the replacement of oil im- volved TsLivots ‘amongVmL"8 a° eqUi,aWe ”****'' “However, I think with the deci“
Jot bushel The I" test es Federal Marinmp Admmistra- nnrt nuotas with a tariff system. n..» »iw>u Evw&tf thai Ian/ survivors among me miss-; n______■ I • - |P»aiMiea to maxe ms decision
timate is down one percent from last month’s predictions. , th
Soybean yields nationwide will I Int.rstat„
average 23.7 bushels per acre An- ((|e $| mU|ioB guaranteed
I “That’s an interesting development,” said Elliott. “It’s ex-i actly contrary to the position DES MOINES (I PI) — State taken by the army before . . .
Spokesmen for Union Pacific I Knerfty.Mireclor John Millhone| We’ve come full circle.” declined to comment on whether sa,d Friday that merger of the After he signed the release, it will pursue the merger in;1*?* and the Union Pa- there was clapping from a few
light of the I CC conditions, say-
eighth Middle East peace mis of the railroad, said the collision in a year, U.S. officials mission order could result in stressed his achievements at the lawsuits that would determine
the final outcome.
Rock Island and the Union Pacific could yield substantial ben- spectators Some shook Calley’s efits for Iowa. hand.
Millhone said it is still too! Galley, dressed nattily in a early to say if the merger will pjaid suit, smiled but declined be carried out but added: ; t0 comment to newsmen.
‘‘If a financially-troubled Callaway said he signed the railroad can be linked to ‘
0ne; parole order Oct. 30. Calley that is healthy, it would be very have served one-third of good for Rock Island’s custom- his 10-year prison sentence Nov. This clearly implied a lack of| John Ingram, president and crs- ^ ls very promising to have jg
chief executive of the Rock Is- , sjep completed. The statement said Callaway
land, said: . ^1*,‘lone sa,d. Friday s ICO made his decision “on the basis
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The plan was approved and subsidies totaling $90.6 million
Ship Blast; 29 Missing
‘ The whole tenor of the ICC’s decision •‘umtoubtedy will
suits of an FBI investigation of |House personnel aide, and Phi-- ted b the Marllimc
Gibson. Jackson .s. chairman of hp Areeda. former Harvard law Admjntstraljon X, 1972. A
the interior committee, through professor and new assistant to! „ f f; a ... iailIU<IU „IUu3u»i , , - . . , w.
must Whiff. Hnusp roiinspl Philin Rn- py dlsf)ld>ed by o I I I c I a I TOkyo (AP) — A laoanpsp ITITw * ‘ * products in Iowa and has 1,734 .. „
P bore a typewritten tanka** inadL tilth iinJflTnZ “I*?? miles of track within the state, board°
^ of a thorough review of Calley’s application for parole and the recommendation of officials at
maior the Sl army disc>P^naO' to stabilize a growing deterio-1 othir farm Iracks and ^ army and air
ration in the railroad industry nrnAw*e , 7M force c I e rn e n c y and parole
release announcing its decision by °^er railroads.
is encouraging. The ICC has 1,734 Miles
demonstrated a genuine desire The Rock Isjand
Basis of Order
because it would give the Union Callaway, reached by tele-y^efforMo ^>ac^‘(! access ,0 Chicago, thus pbone ai a resort in Crested
Maritime Administra- port quotas with a tariff system. I But they admitted Friday that ‘"iy tion while Gibson was its head, i At that time, Gibson was head Blackwell was at that time only 1 ?4W?re*!,ai!V'4. A ,
Q 11| g a n 1 iii Af tho imp jl «unn I ** luGTltlllCu the IUD V0SS(*iS cis
Original Proposal way rail business is picking up NoVt 15 but Friday’s rut
son’, acceptance, si* of the Maritime Administration, ^'denutv to Gibson who wast ,11 loenutieo me two vessels as. The Union Pacilie originally .b-v J1* Kl|th I S circuit
later, of the job of pres-a job he began March 25, 1969. legally administrator until Aug <he ^or Yuyo Maru No. IO proposed selling off all Rock ^ -<1 he piretcar™7‘a cour' of »PP«ab «*•"«««' his - F legaiqr amroww unm Aug. ^ the freighter Pacific Ares. Island track south and south-LT0SS lo'*a‘ h< said Kdllroada mind.
4 Officials said 33 of 38 Japa-jwest of Kansas City to the °Her an attractive means of
the department said.
Gibson by Interstate when he
Subsidy Applications.. Beginning Jan. ll, 1972, appli-
19, Is Elected County Judge
left it after only 14 months as “‘‘ons were filed for subsidies
for oil tanker construction by
GRANBY, Mo. (AF only 19 and a college student, but Wayne Johnson has been elected an associate judge of the county court.
Youngest of six sons, he lives
The sources said Gibson was guaranteed by contract to re-c e i v e $1 million, including ) $120,000 already paid him in sal
ary and severance pay of $88,000 per year for IO years.
Not with Ford
after the subsidy was granted Gibson moved on to another commerce department job, then
“We felt it would not be ap-
un .-mill. I became Dresident of Interstate T a ‘ w a n e s e and cne South , Kansas City.
First National Boston Corp. and rt ian,.ar., iQ7o Korean seamen aboard the Pa- This would allow it access to
Oil Transport in January, 1973. Another Deal
While he was president, Interstate reportedly sought to set upi
Maritime Fruit Carriers Co.,
In partnership as MFC-Boston Tankers, Inc., with First Na-
| tional holding .5 percent owner-1 another' tanker-building deal ship, the venture was to build and sought another federal sub-
three tankers at a cost of $70.23 sjdy from Gibson’s former depu-
Gibson himself confirmed the million each. tv/
on a farm with his parents and |i.mUUon settlement to report- The plan spelled out in the ^ vvas reorganized in is a sophomore at Missouri ers prjdayt as he left after the applications to the Maritime yjay^ ^974 the same month Gib-
Southern in Joplin, majoring in fjrsl 0f two hasty visits to the Administration was for MFC- son jeit interstate. In July a
Boston to charter the tankers venture
cific Ares were reported missing.
the trade-rich areas of Chicago and St. Louis while relieving it
U.S. Choppers Aid Hondurans
nese crewmen aboard the Southern Pacific while keeping lransPorlan°n rww aP du‘jpropriate for our lawyers and tanker were rescued. The 28 Rock Island track north of c>oncern about energy. Calley to go before the court
without the full facts. We had decided to parole him and this j is relevant to that hearing,” Callaway said.
The 10-4 court vote to permit TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Calley to post bond and be freed (AP) — Two U. S. air force temporarily came after 14 of the helicopters dropped 100.000 15 judges of the court were pounds of food and medicine to summoned secretly for an ex-40.000 persons still trapped by traordinary session, flooding from Hurricane Fifi. The judges decided to review the government said Friday. Elliott’s reversal of the con viced. Eduardo Andino, general ,lon at a bearing Feb. 17.
Reinstate Texts; New Confrontation Looms
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP)j The board had ordered the F.ducation officials and text-books stored at the height of the djj.g^^^ ^ Honduran Emer-
political science White House, ; Boston to charter me tanners venture formed by Interstate , - _______ .................
A Democrat. .Johnson carried j|e emerged saying he was for 20 years to Interstate Oil and GiBes Service Oil Co. wa»s book opponents appear headed pro*est t*lat drew nationwide |gency Committee, said the hell Under ArTP^f every precinct in his district (be candidate to head the Transport Co., which would in aWarded subsidies totaling for a new confrontation in the!l.^^„^nS?,lK>iin,.ii(^^u!! °" I copters made several trips, also
$107.6 million l*>r construction oi wake 0f a school board decision
two tankers, luting interstate as rejnstat con
1 the owner. I , ,• . . A .
Gibson says he has spent his troversial texts for student use. j boycott and shutdown of the
I time since May attending Har At issue are textbooks the school system, beginning Tues-vard business school, fixing up protesters consider un-his vacation house in the Berk ; American, immoral and sacrile-
defeating his opponent by 553 votes. Encouraged by his parents, he won the Democratic; nomination in a three-way race in August.
Call Voiced for Rhodes Ouster
GM Cites Hazard in Car Seats for Babies
recommendations made by textbook review committee.
“We're calling for a complete I malnutrition.
a transporting medical brigades As Coup Chief to help cope with disease and '
„ 11 n ,4 n . shires and just lately becoming gious
DETROIT IAF) - General Product Salety Commission OI J, ,h. mi As
Motors Saturday notified!the problem and of its solution.
A owners of 220,000 car seats for a belt adjustment so the opening1
fledgling effort is under way to babies that a potential hazard would be so small a child’s neck
dump House Republican Leader | exists if the seats are used out- could not get stuck in it.
Rhodes I Aril.) after Tuesday’s side the vehicles. It said it told the supplier w.-kend in
heavy C O P. election losses. GM said there is no danger if firm. Hamill Manufacturing DI- ^ ™ "k 1 111 kJ
Rep. Peyser (R-N.Y.), called the seat is used properly inside, j vision of Firestone Tire & Rub.’Presidential retreat ne e.^
at a news conference for' It said the problem arises if ber Co., Washington, Mich., to
day,” said the Horan, one of a handful of fundamentalist preachers who
familiar with the FEA. As the Kanawha county board have led the nine-week anti-text-
--of education decided Friday tos book movement. “The board
At Camp David return all but two series of the must bear the responsibility for
CAMP DAVID Md. (AP) controversial books to the!whatever happens now.“
President and Mrs. Ford are classroom, angry anti textbook “ln Own Home’’
1-leaders were urging parents to ,
close down the county school 1 m certainly not satisfied,
said Alice Moore, the
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP — Honduras has no helicopters I President Hugo Banzer fired Andino said no mass deaths; Housing Minister Jose 'Patino Marvin have occurred among the refu- Ayoroa Saturday and placed
Loot Traced to Bank in Miami
Rhodes’ overthrow and the (the safety belts on the seats are house G.O.P. conference chair- (adjusted in such a way that the man, Rep. Anderson (III ), left infant can slip down and catch open the possibility of his trying its neck in the opening. to unseat Rhodes. GM said this happened to an
“I’m not closing the door to infant a few months ago and anything at this point,” Ander I two similar accidents were re-son told newsmen. “We suffered tarted in recent weeks. It said a defeat and we should explore' none of the accidents was fatal. all possibilities.” GM notified the Consumer
A new type tube which will make the neck opening smaller will be sent to each purchaser of record, along with instruction sheets. GM is picking up the tab.
The affected seats, which sell for around $17, were made after July 15, 1973.
Once there was a movie producer who said he wanted to make a Rim t-uit began with an earthquake and worked up to a climax from tliere.
D r. Kenneth county schools superintendent, praised the board vote, saying it “took into consideration the entire county.”
“At no time can a system be governed by the decisions of a small segment of the community,” he said
CHICAGO (AP) — Investigators have traced $700,000 of the board ^ mdlion taken rn the Oct. 20
::,sr= “—xsxzsr *
Underwood told the board following its decision that truancy Bodyguard Slain
laws, loosely enforced over the BUENOS AIRES (UPI)—Left-last two months, would be ist guerillas ambushed police strictly adhered to now. Saturday and killed a bodyguard
him under house arrest on charges of leading an abortive coup 'Hiursday.
“We’ll see how the law stands of Argentina’s assistant federal up,” retorted Mrs. Moore. police chief
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