Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mostly Hear tonight aud Thursday. Lows tonight in teens. Highs Thursday 30 to 35.
VOLUME 92 NUMBER 322
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMESGAME SCORE HELD'PRIVATE
UMW Unit Approves Coal Pact
WASH I NOTON (AP) - Regional officials of the striking United Mine Workers have approved a revised contract offer and sent it to the coal fields, where it received a cautious reaction.
UMW officials said if the package is agreed to by the union’s 120.000 striking members, the nation's coal mines can be reo-i pened sometime next week.
The union’s bargaining council of regional officials voted approval 22 to 15 Tuesday night, reversing the vote taken earlier in the day to reject the pact.! The approval broke a deadlock that threatened to seriously prolong the walkout, now in its third week.
UMW President Arnold Miller said the package provides a 64 percent increase in wages and benefits. “That's the fattest labor settlement in this decade,” Miller said.
Union officials said they will explain the contract to district officials at eight or more regional meetings on Saturday and that voting by secret ballot will) begin Monday.
Initial rank-and-file reaction to the proposed settlement was mixed, with many miners apparently taking a wait-and-see attitude. “They don't really know what’s in it," said Howard Moore, president of UMW Local 6108 at Slab Fork, W. Va.
The new' pact would provide a IO percent wage increase the first year, a 4 percent increase the second and 3 percent the third. The total is 2 percent higher than the original proposal. Miners would also receive cost-of-living increases. They now earn $42 to $50 a day.
The revised package also provides two weeks summer vacation — instead of the earlier propoal that one of the weeks be taken at Christmas.
Chief federal mediator W. J. Usery, who helped persuade the coal industry to enlarge its original offer last weekend, had come to UMW headquarters prepared to spell out the consequences of a long strike after learning of the first vote rejecting the offer. However, the1 council reconsidered without hearing from Usery.
Miller attributed the change in the vote to the “democratic process working at its finest.” He said during the three-hour recess between votes, council members “had time to think about their responsibility to the membership.”
“Off the Hook”
Union sources said the first vote to reject the offer was by a 2-1 margin. One UMW' official said this may have been an effort by council members to “get off the hook” in their home regions by going on record in favor of an even fatter contract.
“It didn t work,” the official said. “It fast became clear that the bargaining team could not go back and bargain for more. The limit had been reached. It was realized that it wasn t a life-or-death issue worth paralyzing the nation over ’’
Another union official said Miller and other top ranking UMW officers lobbied heavily during the recess for a reconsideration. As a result, “a lot of the guys thought long and hard about the implications of their decision,” Ik* said.
credible when you jut how little our par-»w about child psy-yet how wonderful d out to Ik*.
Say Third of Crimes Go Unreported
Iowa City High Cites New Law
How far are the public schools
Done at Last
-Gazette Photo by John Mclvor
WASHINGTON (AP) - An
I overwhelming number of crime
victims keep their mouths shut
rather than call the police, a
federal survey shows. n c ,
a , n j „ u I$V Gus Schrader
According to census bureau G/iette Soortl Ed(for
data gathered in the first six months of 1973, the combined in-; . A
cidence of rape, robbery, as-!*’0111*’ 10 **° m Pr°lec,ln8 sadlt, burglary and larceny was privacy of student records/’ three times that recorded by The Iowa City schools ap-law enforcement agencies. iparently have interpreted a repro j e c t i o n s based on a j centlY Passed federal law 10 sampling of 125.000 individuals include information on such ex-and 15,000 businesses across the tra-curricular events as basket-land indicated a total of baH 8ames and music concerts.
16,682.600 crimes in those ca- The new federal law gives tegories during the survey parents and students the right
period. But the victims conced- to see their school or college ed they reported only 5,320,(JOO records,, and it bars schools and to the police. colleges from sharing informa-
I .cads Way tio.n in th,c r«iords wi,thout I*1"
, , „ , , mission. It took effect last week.
larceny — simple theft — led
the way in unreported crime. A total of 11,085,800 larcenies were projected by the study, compared to 2.406,500 reported to
Burglary was second, with]
some 3.691.300 survey crimes.
The A avenue viaduct between Third and Fifth streets NE, was reopened Tuesday afternoon, marking the finish of the viaduct widening project which was begun last January by the Iowa highway commission. Viaduct approaches eventually will tie into the interstate system. In other major road projects in Cedar Rapids, Sixth street SW between First andl Eighth avenues, which had been closed since July for widening, was reopened Monday. The new T welfth avenue bridge in south Cedar Rapids could be opened to traffic as early as the latter part of next week.
compared to 1,863.300 reported I to police. Following were aggra-I vated assault, 637,200 vs. j 314,500; robbery, 600.600 vs. j 318,100; auto theft, 586,100 vs. 381,700, and rape, 81,600 35.900.
The Gazette sports department was among the first to encounter effects of the strict interpretation placed on “student records” by the Iowa City schools. Iowa City high school faculty members said Tuesday they could no longer provide such things as individ-u a I scores of basketball games.
Bob White, athletic coordina-vs. tor for the Iowa City schools, told The Gazette that the new
Veteran Veto Mitchell, Prosecutor Clash Tbz.u9;,Delay
The figures, released Wednes- policy there forbids giving that day by the Law Enforcement, type of information unless the Assistance Administration, rep-student's parents sign a waiv-resent the first nationwide find- er. ings of the National Crime -We had a band
Overriding Seems Sure
Rocky Vote 'Til January
Gazette Leased Wires telligence-gathering plans that in that same suite a few weeks
WASHINGTON — Former At-eventually led to Watergate. later during the Republican con-
torney General Mitchell Neal asked Mitchell, “Did the vention.
Wednesday steadfastly denied Liddy plan include kidnaping?” “Absolutely untrue,” Mitchell WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres- under the sharpest questioning Mitchell quarreled with the replied
ident Ford Tuesday vetoed as 0f the 42-day Watergate cover- word “kidnaping” but said, “It „ ... Bella Abzug (D-N. Y.) Wednes- designed to
inflationary a bill to increase Up trial that he ever approved did contemplate segregating 1 xon ta day proposed that a confirma- rather than
veterans benefits 22 7 percent, the plans that led to the 1972 demonstration leaders and tak- Just before Mitchell began his tion vote on the vice-presiden- figures of
but a congressional override ap- breakin, ing them out of the country.” second day of testimony, Sirica tial nomination of Nelson Roc- agencies.
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Rep.
Panel, a $10-million-per-year survey project operated for the LEAA by the census bureau.
LEAA Administrator Richard Velde said the information was complement —
a Dana concert here,” White said, “and the program printed for the event did not list any of the names of the students performing in it—just t h e titles of the musical numbers.
“According to our new policy,
Chief trial prosecutor James
At a meeting of Republican jyjeaj fajjed to shake Mitchell
contradict — the can no longer place the bas-
law enforcement Netball players’ names and num
bers on the big panels in our
kefeller be delayed until the) “The panel s data,” he said, gymnasiums for spectators to
new congress convenes in Jan-] “will tell police how much and lJSe *or identifying them during
“And he made the proposal in checked with court-appointed
__________________________the office of the attorney gener- doctors to determine if they are _
senators alter Ford acted, not story during a number of heated I al of the U. S.?” Neal asked. ready to report whether nary. what kind of crime goes unre tbe games — unless their par-
one raised his hand when exchanges, some of them so bit- “He did,” Mitchell responded. Nixon is well enough to testify* Rep. Abzug told the house ju- ported and will provide informa-(en,s Sl#n tbe waivers.” leadership asked who would sup- fer that Judge John sirica jnter. To|d Nq ()np at the trial. diciary committee that Rocke- tion on why citizens fail to re- The Cedar Rapids schools
port the veto, according to a rupled t0 admonish the tw0 Sirica had his law clerk call fe,ler was a “partner in the port to police that they have apparently are not placing
participant. Press Secretary Ron men | Neal then asked Mitchell if he Df char,es Hufnage! of George- greatest agglomeration of pri- been crime victims.” this strict an interpretation on
lessen saidI Ford had no Mu- At one int Nea, told Mit. sions that the veto would be ^gjj **jf you’ll just answer my
If the house votes to override next Tuesday, the senate will vote on the issue the next
Ford said his decision ‘ has not been an easy one” but was necessary to avoid adding another $500 million to the budget.
18.2 Percent Rise
questions, then we can move along.”
“Mr. Neal,” Mitchell replied, “We’ll answer your questions my way and then we ll go on.”
“Let s not argue,” Sirica said.
Mitchell. Richard Nixon’s former campaign manager and
had sought to have Uddy fired (own universit 6chairma„ sof vale power in the history of the
or had reported his proposal to th that examined Nuton I nation." and warned of that
ST, / adrnnr and his medical records rn Cali-
tration or campaign aides or. . ... , •
. .. . forma on Monday. The panel is
anyone in the justice depart- ..... * KT ..
' j scheduled to report its findings
In each case Mitchell replied. 110 siricaon Frida-V “No Sir ” ^ a news conference in Los
Neat also asked Mitchell Angeles on Tuesday members of I
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the new law.
Tom White, administrative as-
A more detailed analysis is set for 1975. but Velde noted!
“private Rockefeller power in (that the initial survey found that ] . , , , ,
combination with great public the reason most often cited for sls a0 in PUf>l.P61*85?™* • “
power would be simply too not report,ng a crime was the!™ ^
much for a democracy to risk.” victim’s feeling that “nothing
She said that because Rocke-1 could be done.”
Teller has been nominated by---— I
the first of the five defendants Ile again urged congress to to stand was asked
vote an 18.2 percent increase, specifically by Neal about three which he said would give a vet-: meetings in early 1972 in which cran with a wife and child $352: campaign aide G. Gordon Uddy a month compared with the cur-) presented him with the inrent $298. The vetoed bill would provide $366.
White House sources indicated iFord might be willing to accept a 20 percent increase for the four million eligible post-Korea ] veterans and seven million Viet-nam-era veterans,
He objected to a provision to allow 45 months of undergraduate study instead of the present maximum 36 He said “the present entitlement of four ara-
SS?to which'uddy IgeSly 2“ JStaS “Mta* ta!
announced his plan to bug lh*!"*y declined to say what it , J^ew congress con-
suite of Sen. McGovern at the was* venes
Democratic national convention Quilled by Sirica ! men and women who
in Miami Beach. Mitchell atle- wiiy, the jury out of the room will be seated in January, win-gedly replied that Giddy shouU T»U€s(jayi sirica personally ques- ners in the first national cleche sure he got the bug out |joned Mitchell, saying he was]tion held since the Watergate
1968 Transplant Recipient Dies
Ethiopia Denies Plan To Execute Selassie
before Mitchell arrived to stay nQt gettmg answers to questions exposure, are the closest we can
he has about Watergate. jeome to a direct expression of
“I haven’t got a satisfactory J be P^opk s will,” she said. “If answer yet m my own mind,”Pber* *s *° be a vote en this Sirica said. “I haven't been able nomination, it should be theirs to understand why all these, "Seasoned, savvy” thousands and thousands of dol
lars had to be given to these
But support for Rockefeller
ADDIS ABABA. Ethiopia (API|the former emperor.
— An Ethiopian military spokes-iGrand Palace
man denied Wednesday a report ibring ^ prisoners (0 triai 0„ tion or something wrong.
u came from another witness,
the men who broke into the Demo- „ cu. .. .. ’
crntu* natinnal h.aHni.arfr, ' ReP- ^"y Chisholm (D-N. Y.t.
quired three readings by the school board. It will be further studied by the sdiool administrators at a meeting next Wednesday, he said.
“We also plan to give waiver forms to students to take home
RICHMOND Va (UFI, _ f»>-‘heir parents to sign,” White RICHMOND, va^ IUD j(| „but , ,j te teve wc
Dims Russet. 49 died Wednes- s0 f inc|udc
day. He had wed since-Aug. 2 4,. contests and
im. with a transplanted heart mu4a, concer|s the longest any heart transplant] ,
recipient ever survived. con*lJ^1 Ia* a^)Ut a
Doctors said Russell died of a basketball game.
“heart-related problem.” He en- White said the new federal
tered a hospital Oct. 7. received a pacemaker four days later and lapsed into critical condi-
law has given the schools “a big mess” because neither federal nor state administra-
eratic national headquarters , K‘ ‘ J The soldiers have promised to unless there ^was some obliga- t() “jay
tion early Wednesday with a tors have provided guidelines disruption of his heart rhythm, for its implementation.
r The Gazette’s sports depart-
by a Beirut newspaper that de- chargcs of nepotism, corruption * i can’t enlighten you, your aadn Confirm shinned' Ties with Chile
confirm this seasoned, savvy, and able, although not
demic years is sufficient time posed Emperor Haile Selassie and abuse of power, but have honor.” Mitchell replied, again to permit a veteran to obtain may be executed in the next two not indicated what Selassie’s.denying any involvement in Wa^•'.M-rfect miblu- senTrit " his baccalaureate degree and dayS fate will be. tergate as he had done in 2 Jn writ(en testimony
enable him to adjust to civilian L Orient-be Jour said averal j hours and 15 minutes of testimo-;OTmmmet she
Iif** * 11 1 u ™ WiA«ti»rn n^tinnc an* iiimmne A(pi-G,.. . . r
life.” "c lc,,,Kru ,,,c " Western nations are urging Afri-nv
Ford objected also to a pro- responsible fabrications aimed
can countries to intercede with j
vision that would establish a at discrediting Ethiopia's mili- the Ethiopian junta to save Se
didnt start it. I didnt
$800-a-year loan program. He tary reform movement.”
said this is inefficient com-] prench-ianguage newspa-
pared to available guaranteed! .
loan programs which provide*^ . , , <|U ‘
substantially more assistance to Western diplomat,e sources as
(the veterans at less cost to thel8**1"* lhe «->*ar-old Selassie taxoaver ” bad h45011 moved *rom detention
] And he said he wants higher in Addis to a ,"wnt/ll) mi,eS benefits to start Jan I instead ^ ,0 prePare tor ,he cxecu'
(Continued: Page 3, Col 7.)
to the praised the former New York governor for his “courage to take leadership
(Continued: Page 3. Col. 8.)
Child's Ordeal with Slain Family
ment is getting ready for a new type* of reporting if the new law is strictly interpreted.
“No. 23 led Cedar Rapids Jefferson to a basketball victory over Iowa City West.” the story may read. "The final score could not be confirmed because
the leftist Allendc'govcrnmeni on* of ,ht' pla>ers’ parcnts dld more than a year ago "ol sl«n a" 'n annat,on waiver.
It was reliably reported by a
source close to the head coach that the victory was Jeff’s second of the season. . .”
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has broken diplomatic relations with Chile, culminating a period of hostility that begani with the violent overthrow of
of being retroactive to Sept. as in the vetoed bill.
Predictions congress would override the veto came from
The spokesman said the emperor was still under guard in Addis Ababa.
Selassie was deposed and placed under arrect last Sep-
o ll X. / r* * a*. . I Ulaviru UIIUCI cli I LTM uvk
‘ n ac° iD-Ind.) and Kep.Lemb(,r Tbe government was m ( -S C ), chairmen of the 1„D n nv/<M. .. nrnvtainnal mil-
senate and house fa'^s committees,
House Minority Leader Rhodes (R-Ariz.) said he will vote to override and is confident the house will do so.
taken over by a provisional mil-veterans af-idary count.j| which last week*
GREENFIELD, Wis (AP) -Mary Jansen, 9, lay alongside the bodies of her slain family for nearly two days. She believed she would also die of the bullet wounds inflicted by her mother.
But she lived, and told ambulance attendants on her way to the hospital Tuesday: “Don’t blame mother.”
Police said Mildred Jansen, apparently despondent over the death of her husband in an
end executed 60 aristocrats and former officials.
Diplomatic sources in Addis] industrial accident two Ababa also discounted rumors] months ago, shot and killed
Noting that congress overrode more '““tkms. However, hor own mother, Mary's
the council is believed holding brother and herself. (Continued; Page 3, Col. 3.) about 150 aristocrats, including! Mary was shot three times,
twice in the chest and once in the shoulder. Her condition was described as serious but stable.
“She knew her mother wanted everyone to be in heaven with Dad for Thanksgiving.” Mary’s fifth grade teacher said after a conversation with the child.
Police in this Milwaukee suburb said Mrs. Jansen, 39, David, 5, and Helen Bronkal-la, 71, each died of a bullet wound in the chest.
Police said Mary and David were shot Sunday evening as they stood in tile bathroom and Mrs. Bronkalla was shot
in the hallway just outside as she ran to their side. Mary’s mother placed a pillow under each victim's head, then turned the pistol on herself.
Police believe Mary lay in the bathroom about 43 hours before she answered the telephone late Tuesday afternoon. She told the caller, a cousin, that "Mommy shot everybody.” Police Sgt. James Scheldt said.
The cousin called Mrs Jansen’s sister, who went to the home and discovered the bodies. She called her husband. who called police.
"She was pretty much re
signed to the fact that she was going to die, and she was just hoping, wishing for it to hurry up,” a police spokesman said of Mary.
One of four notes addressed 1 to the police pled for forgiveness:
“No one is responsible but me. lf any one of the four of ! us survives this, all I own and possess goes to them. Nothing : to the state. I’m sorry for ev- ! eryone.
"My children are small so Pm sure God will receive | them. Mom, I’m sure God will receive you too. God help us, forgive me, Mildred Jansen ”
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Marion ..................... 5
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