Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOL* MF 92 - NUMBER 305
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER IO, 1074
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Union Chieftains, Industry Heads See Good Chance for Settlement
Kissinger Optimistic After Trip
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Kissinger arrived home Saturday, confident that his 17-nation trip has opened the way toward agreement with the Soviet Union to limit nuclear weapons and improved chances for peace in the Middle East Newsmen atxiard Kissinger’s jet were told that the first four days in Moscow may have been the most productive
See Pressure On Gibson in
WASHINGTON (UPI) -The White House is pressuring Andrew Gibson to withdraw voluntarily as President Fords nominee to head the Federal Energy Administration, but Gibson is balking because he wants to defend his reputation, administration sources said Saturday.
President Ford apparently wants to avoid the embarrassment of canceling the nomination himself, preferring to make it appear that Gibson bowed out to avoid a battle with the senate
Under a severance agree ment with a subsidiary of Cities Service. Gibson will re reive SKH,(HIO a year for the nest Kl years from the oil company. Nothing is illegal about the agreement, but senate criticism that Gibson might be tempted to compromise important energy deci-sions has already started.
One White House source said he would be “surprised if the nomination ever goes to the senate," which ends an election recess Nov in
White House Press Secretary Hon Nessen said friday that the Gibson nomination was “being reviewed diligently " Under questioning, he refused to state flatly that Ford was firmly behind the nomination
Ford was spending the weekend at Camp David Gibson said late Friday night that
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part of the 26,800-mile journey Chances for a treaty by the time Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev and President Ford hold their summit meeting in Washington next summer were said to he at least 50-50.
Kissinger will report today to the President at Camp David. Md. He will spend much of this week planning this month’s trip by him and Ford to Japan. South Korea and Vladivostok, the Soviet Union’s main eastern port.
Ford and Brezhnev will
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meet at Vladivostok on Nov 23-24. when thev are expected to settle on guidelines for negotiations in Geneva to i/ro-duce a 10-year arms limitation treaty. The current pact expires in 1077.
Although there has been no official announcement, Kissinger may go from Vladivostok to China under the current policy of keeping Peking leaders informed on major I.S.-Soviet decisions He last visited the Chinese c apital a year ago.
After Kissinger left Moscow for the Indian subcontinent. Europe and back to the* Middle East. the Soviets began a propaganda campaign in favor of renewed Middle East peace talks in Geneva and forcing a decision on the Palestinian issue. U S. officials saw this as a new obstructionist tactic to upset Kissinger’s strategy
of postponing the Geneva talks and shelving the Palestinian issue in favor of an Israeli-Arab settlement in stages.
Despite the Soviet moves, the Arabs and Israelis reportedly gave Kissinger a goahead to continue with his strategy. There were no visible results, but American officials said none had been expected.
They seemed pleased in what Kissinger reportedly saw as a change in the Israelis’ attitude toward the* endorsement by Arab leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the spokesmen for Palestinians in the Jordanian West Bank Calm has overtaken the Israelis’ first 1 panicky reaction, the officials said, and a diplomatic impasse was averted.
WASHINGTON (AP) -Leaders of the* United Mine Workers and the coal industry said they made progress in contract negotiations Saturday while many coal mines operated overtime in the last weekend tiefore a strike*
The strike* is scheduled to begin when the current contract expires midnight Monday. Even if an agreement is reached this weekend. I MW President Arnold Miller has said that a strike* would last at le*ast two weeks to
Pope Blasts Rich Nations' Food Policies
ROME (AP) - Pope Paul VT assailed rich nations at the* World Food Conference on Saturday, accusing them of imposing birth control <»n the* poor to keep them poor U. S. and other delegates disagreed
“It is inadmissible that
theise who have control of the wealth and resources of mankind should try to solve the problem of hunger by forbidding the poor to In* horn," the Pope said in a speech issued by the Vatic an
He attacked what he* called the rich nations’ “irrational and one-sided campaign against demographic growth," and said hunger is not man s “inevitable destiny."
The Pope said the rich nations don’t give enough in food aid and also attempt “to impose a restrictive demographic policy on nations to ensure that they will not claim their just share of the earth’s goods."
“We know the Pope s policy on birth control," a Norwegian delegate remarked “While we respect his views, we disagree with him. We are for giving birth control aid
“Population control will help ease the* food crisis " a Thai delegate said
A member of the I’. S. delegation said “there was nothing new’’ in the Popes speech, “Our difference with the Holy See is clear
allow 120 OOO union members in 25 state's to vote on any tentative pac t
When the- talks adjourned Saturday evening with plans to resume Sunday morning. chief industry negotiator Guy Farmer said. “We have made real progress. There are no issues that can’t he resolved " Farmer said it was unlikely an agreement would be reached Sunday but that it was possible a new contract could be tentatively settled by the strike deadline
Miller said both sides we*re drafting contract language and narrowing the issues “We’re making progress." Miller said
Asked if the* talks could bog down in a stalemate. Miller said, “I don’t see any indication of that now
Another union official said both sides were “honing down the remaining issues " He added. “We’re still not hovering on the brink of a settlement Farmer said earlier that the mine operators had agreed in principle on some type* of cost
of liv ing escalator Hauser but not on the details.
Union spokesmen said the
other major unresolved issues include* wages. grievance
procedures, pensions, sick pay, aid to disabled miners
and widows and some safety demands
About 500 young persons
identifying themselves as members of the Workers Action Movement demonstrated in front of the White House and within view of the hotel where the negotiations were taking place They said they were demonstrating about ‘30
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Weinberger Keeps Lid On HEW Budget Plan
G-Men Led to Bomber Suspect By Duck Call
PORTLAND. Orc*. (UPI) — FBI agents usc*d a direction finder beamed on radio code messages blown on a duck call to lead them to a couple arrested in connection with a $1 million extortion plot, the agency said Saturday.
David Windsor Heesch and his wife, Sheila, both 34. were arrested Friday evening in their car on the Portland outskirts
The two are charged with sending a letter in which a threat was made to black out the* city of Portland if Bonneville Power Administration did not pay $1 million. Eleven high voltage power transmission line towers in Oregon had been damaged by dynamite blasts before the letter was received
Julius Mattson, FBI agent in charge, said agents were
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WASHINGTON (AP) -Caspar Weinberger, secretary of health, education and welfare, is trying to keep secret his blueprint for reducing HEW spending by $3 billion to $4 billion a year.
The ( aliforma conservative, according to aides, has prepared and delivered to President Ford a budget-slashing paper offering several options.
Until the President makes his decision, however, Weinberger won I disclose the options. Ile turned down a newsman’s request to discuss specifics.
The secretary’ authorized his press spokesman to say only that the proposed reductions were “in excess of $3 billion" and were aimed primarily at deferred spending, rather than elimination of programs.
There is little optimism that congress will buy the HEW plan
Weinberger has said previously that the more heavily liberal Democratic congress moving in next January will be* even less disposed to reduce social welfare spending than the present congress, which took only nibbles at the HEW budget instead of the $1 billion bite that the administration had requested.
Still, the need to trim the HEW budget was stressed at a White* House* briefing Friday by Budget Director Roy Ash.
Ash said the biggest recent inc reuses in federal spending have involved "income-transfer" programs including
Happy Days in Hollywood
(Editor s Note — While inflation, shortages and recession envelop the world outside, the magic hamlet of Hollywood is enjoying today like there is no tomorrow. In o three-part series Hollywood s top reporter, Marilyn Beck, describes the new and incredible boom in the movie industry which was so recently on the verge of bankruptcy. Readers will find sharp insights, startling tidbits and quotes from industry leaders who will determine the shape of tomorrow s entertainment both on the wide screen and the home TV set.)
By Marilyn Beck
The setting was the Bel Air estate of Producer Sidney Sheldon, where a star-studded guest list of nearly UMI dined alfresco upon a patio overlooking formal gardens, tennis courts and swimming pool
During cocktail hour one woman captured my attention with the statement "Did you read that two out of each three cans of dog food sold are used for human consumption? I really think the government should do something about the situation "
And over dinner, the wile of a motion picture studio chieftain made it apparent she was tuned Into the traumatic times bv declaring. "It s simply terrible nowadays. You give an interior decorator a budget of $250,000 — and you can expect him to come back and ask for another $100,000 before the job is done."
To be sure. there are plenty in Hollywood closer in touch to the* harsh realities of the times, bul there is still such an abundanc e of spending that 1974 is chalking up as a record year for retail stores and serv ice firms catering to a show business clientele
For happy days are here again in Hollywood For some they ’re much better than the good old days ever were At least for the moment At least for the big screen side of the industry that hovered on the brink of bankruptcy just a lew years ago.
Between 1%‘I and mid-1873 the* major film companies chalked up losses in excess of a half billion dollars I odav those same firms are reporting all-time high financial grosses
Warner Bros.’ IDT4 third quarter added up to world sales of $182,273,IMN). American International Pictures announced net income for the first six months of the fiscal year that were the largest ever realized by the firm Universal Studios recorded an all-time peak in production during the month of October, ’74 — with between 17 and 20 TY or theatrical feature units working daily, 113 films rcadv for release*, all 34 sound stages ac tive with productions, and more than H.IMM) employes on the studio payroll
Weekly V ariety summed up the phenomenon with the observation "The ninth-month cumulative domestic key city b o of $355,990,(MNI is a new peak in the* history of the computerized V ariety chart And that figure is higher than the total for the e ntire years of 1%K. 1%9. 1970 and 1971 Projections now suggest the* best box office year since the industry’s 1948 all-time peak ’’
The* public is renewing its love affair with movies with a vengeance. The extraordinary thing that has happened in other recessions, depressions, is happening again: as limes grow worse elsewhere, thev grow better in Hollywood As the public seeks escape from the harsh realities of everyday life, from the grim economic forecasts detailed in newspaper and television news reports, it flees to motion picture theaters in recordbreaking numbers.
Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Assn of America, himself admits “I frankly don’t know where people
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social security and aid to de-pendent children.
“If we are to reduce the rate of growth of federal expenditures. we will have to do it in income transfers, because that's where the money is tieing spent," he said.
Weinberger, a former California finance director under Gov. Ronald Reagan and former director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Nixon White House, first unveiled in a television appearance Ort. 6 his estimates of how much HEW' spending could be eliminated.
C.R. Youth Dies In Auto Crash
A 17-year-old Cedar Rapids youth died Saturday of injuries suffered when two cars collided at a rural intersection a mile north and a mile east of Keystone in Benton county.
Benton county authorities said Gregory Fontana, 908 Eighteenth street SW, was fatally injured in the crash, and his brother, Tim, 14, was hospitalized.
According to the report, Fontana’s car and one driven by Jerry Claire. 22, also of Cedar Rapids, collided about 8:30 a rn. Saturday.
Authorities believe occupants of both cars were hunting.
Tim Fontana was in satisfactory condition at Mercy hospital.
Claire was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way
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Gregory Scott Fontana, son
of Mr. and Mrs Anthony Fontana, was dead on arrival at Mercy hospital.
Born in Cedar Rapids on
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Today s Index
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City Hull Notes
Accent On Youth
frank Ny* * Political Note*
Around the Town
St CT ION D
F Inane lot
New York Stock*
Par ode Magazine
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Wearing Arab garb, Agriculture Secretary Butz took a camel ride during a sightseeing visit to the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, Saturday. Butz arrived earlier for a three-day visit to get a first-hand view of the country's agricultural needs and to sign a 200,000-ton wheat agreement for the second quarter of I 975.