Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 323
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2H. 1974
ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
BACKSAsk Curb on Canadian Oil In Pipelines
WASHINGTON (AP) -Seventeen senators have suggested the U. S. could interfere with Canadian oil carried in pipelines across American territory unless Canada removes its tax on oil exports to the U. S
The senators said Wednesday in a letter to Secretary of State Kissinger that the pipelines through U S. territory could Im* used as “bargaining chips ”
The senators called on Kissinger “to enter into immediate negotiations with ( anada in an effort to eliminate this tax.”
( rude Tax
The Canadian government has levied a $5 20-a-barrel tax on crude oil exports to the U S.
And Canada announced this week a reduction of 177 (NNI barrels per day effective dan I The Canadian government indicated exports might be cut off altogether by 19H3
The senators told Kissinger the curtailed oil exports “make your attention to U. S.-Canadian relations even more imperative.”Says Times Favor Talks On Mid-East
By Associated Press
U. N. Secretary-General Waldheim says his five days in Israel, Syria and Egypt convinced him that the political climate in the region favors resumed peace talks
But Waldheim said "obstacles of great importance” block resumption of talks in Geneva, which were suspended last spring.
He apparently referred to the role at Geneva of the Palestine Liberation Organization Israel refuses to deal with the PIX), which was recognized in a U. N r<*solution
Waldheim spoke with newsmen at Cairo airport as he headed back to New York.
Waldheim said his efforts in the Middle East and those of Secretary of State Kissinger “are complementary and should help each other ”
He said Egypt favors resuming the Geneva talks by February if the problem of Palestinian participation and other issues are settled
According to the semiofficial Cairo daily Al Ahram, Egyptian leaders told Waldheim they want no more military action in the Sinai peninsula and said reconstruction of Suez Canal cities is evidence of peaceful intent
But Al Ahram said the Egyptians told Waldheim their nation would not remain idle before Israeli threats and elal irk'd that Israel has given no sign of wanting permanent peace.
In Tel Aviv, Israeli sources said soldiers called up during last week’s war scare along the Syrian front may bi* released lf the U. N Security Council votes Friday to renew the mandate for the observer force on the Golan Heights.
Waldheim has predicted the extension of the mandate, now scheduled to expire on Saturday.
An Israeli war hero, Gen. Ariel Sharon, calk'd for more strikes against Arab guerilla bases Sharon told a group of university students that if Israel could capture Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960, then Israeli agents can hit terrorists in Damascus and Beirut in 1974.
SAIGON (AP) - President Thieu, trouble! bv a faltering economy and new street protests against corruption in high plait's, announced six cabinet changes Thursday
Soy Selassie Agreed To Surrender Funds
ADDIS ABABA (UPI) -Deposed Emperor Baile Selassie has agreed to turn over part of his vast fortune in Swiss bank accounts to the country’s new military rulers, diplomatic sources said Thursday.
They said the financial concession may have saved the emperor’s life The military government, which executed HO aristocrats and former officials last weekend, denied Beirut reports Wednesday that it planned to execute Selassie as well
Radio Ethiopia announced Thursday that the provisional military council chose Brig. Gen. Tafari Banti, 53, as its new chairman, succeeding LL Gen. Aman Andom, who was among those kilM Banti, a former commander of the Second division in the strife-torn province of Eritrea, has been describe! as a political moderate.
Diplomatic sources said Selassie, who has been held in seclusion since his overthrow last summer, signed a document two weeks ago authorizing the return of an undisclosed amount of money from his Swiss bank accounts Estimate's of the former king s wealth range from IBN) million to $15 billion, but Swiss bankers say the estimates are “legendary ”
The sources said talks about the return of the* money are under way between Ethiopian government officials and Swiss diplomats. They said a mission of Ethiopian bankers and lawyers may travel to Switzerland shortly Accusations that the emperor failed to use his huge fortune to help the starving thousands in drouth-stricken areas of Ethiopia were among explanations the military gave for his overthrow
"The demised emperor is still in Addis Ababa and under guard for his personal safety,” a spokesman for the military said Wednesday.
He calk'd “pure fabrication” the newspaper reports from Beirut that Selassie, 82, was moved to a town outside Addis Ababa to await execu- • Bon
The reports stirred up anxiety in the West over the fate of the "Conquering Lion of Judah ” after weekend announcements the government had executed 59 former officials and members of the royal family on corruption charges The government also disclosed that Gen. Andom, former head of the ruling 120-mcmber military council, was shot and killed in a gun battle with tnnips sent til arrest hun at his home
The military spokesman said reports of Selassie’s impending execution were “not only irresponsible but deliberately fabricated to dis-(n*dit Ethiopia’s present popular movement and to mislead the world at large ”
Heavy Storm Toll Feared In Bangladesh
DAGGA, Bangladesh (AP)
— A cyclone with winds over UN) miles an hour accompa-nii'd by tidal waves battered the southeastern Bangladesh coast Thursday and preliminary reports spoke of thousands of home's destroyed.
In 1970 a cyclone and tidal wave killed about one million pimple in the area
Thursday’s storm struck the coast along the Ganges river delta and south to Cox’ Bazar.
Tidal wave's swept over the delta islands of Kutubdia, Sonadia, Maheshkhali and Chakoria. The fate of thousands of people who could not Im* evacuated was unknown All contact with the islands was cut off.
Minister for Relief Ketish Chandra Mabdal said the waves were eight to IO foot high.
About UN) Red Gross volunteers left Cox’ Bazar with emergency relief. But uproot-<*d tre«*s reportedly blocked Toads to Chittagong, 50 miles northPolice Eject Indian Protesters From Building
MILTON. Wash (AP) -Police ev icted alsiut two dozen Indians from a Roman Catholic cemetery building early Thursday after the Indians occupied it vowing to convert it into a group home for Indian children
About IO adult Indians were arrested for criminal trespass, King county Police LL Frank ( has** said The remaining occupants, all children, were taken to a Seattle youth (enter and to receiving homes. No injuries were reported
Ramona Bennett, chairwoman of the Puyallup tribe, said jM'rsons donating funds to the Catholic Missionary Board in the late IXKOs for purchase of the land in Milton, alniut 25 miles south of Seattle, did so with the understanding the area would Im* used for Indian educational services
The group, calling itself the Indian Group Home Coalition, mailed a letter late Wednesday to Archbishop Thomas A. Connolly of Seattle, advising him of their actionAssembly Action on Cambodia
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — By a two-vote margin, the UN. General Assembly Thursday staved off Chinese and Third World demands to oust the pro-American Lon Nol government of Cambodia from the U N.
The assembly voted 56-54 with 24 abstentions for a resolution aimed at conciliation between President I/>n Nol’s government in Phnom Penh and the rebel followers of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, whose exile regime is based in Peking.
In Cambria, observers speculated that the war would continue for some time despite the U N. resolution. The Phnom Penh government offered on July 9 to start unconditional negotiations, but the insurgents have not repin'd.
Lon Nol was said in Phnom Penh to b*' gratified by the vote but was withholding reaction until he read the resolution
Lon Nol seized power in March, 1970, while Sihanouk was in Europe American forces entered Cambodia the next month in what was announced as an attempt to clean out Communist sanctuaries, a move Sihanouk had opposed.
The assembly vote after midnight climaxed a tense nine-hour session. It approved a resolution calling on “all the flowers which have been influencing the two parties to the conflict” in Cambodia to “use their go*Ki offices for conciliation between these two parties with a view to restoring peai't*.”
It also asked U N Secretary-General Waldheim lo "lend appropriate assistance to the two contending parties claiming lawful rights in CamtMMi-ia“ and to report to the General Assembly in a year.
The issue had split the Arab and African blocs, who when united often dominate the assembly. Some of them abstained or voted with Southeast Asian, European, South and North American countries — including the U.S. — who opposed seating Sihanouk s exile regime at the U N.
China, a leader of the drive to install Sihanouk's regime in the world organization, said angrily that the vote was a "shame to the United Nations" and the resolution as an "utterly null and void and meaningless scrap of paper.”
Blind Orphan Can Be Thankful
PIEDMONT, ( alif (AP) -Ten year-old John Robert
DeBolt, blind and partly paralyzed. had much to Im* thankful for Thursday — a new home, two loving adoptive
parents, and IU brothers and sisters
He flew here Tuesday from New York with Ills new parents. Robert and Dorothy
DeBolt, who have adopted or become legal guardians to ll) of their 17 children “lie s a fantastic boy who has the same unbelievable spirit of the other children,” said Mrs. DeBolt
Th** DeBolts first became aware of “JR" when a nurse at a New York hospital wrote asking them to find parents for him When they failed iii this, they adopted him themselves.
“She explained that he's always wanted to Im* adopted and he's never had a family of his own,” Mrs DeBolt said “We couldn't locate a family for him because multiple handicaps are frightening to many people.
“But we’ve had so much experience with paraplegic kids and with kids, so we thought, ‘Hey, this s|M*cial kid should Im* a DeBolt'."
The DeBolts have been accepting handicapped
children since 1957 — blacks. whites, Koreans and Vietnamese Youngsters, ranging in age from ti through the teens, who have lM*en crippled by birth defects, battered by abusive parents or scarred by war
“They all have an unbelievable spirit,” said Mrs. DeBolt
“They're not thinking about being paralyzed or blind. They’re determined to do everything they can with what they have.”
The DeBolts have set up a nonprofit foundation — Aid to the Adoption of Signal Kids — to help people adopt bandi' capjMHl children
It iM'gan when Robert, a divorcee with a 9-year-old daughter, married widow Dorothy Atwood in 197(1 Mrs. DeBolt brought seven children, two of them adopted, to the family.
"We said then that we were going to o|m*ii our hearts at home to all who would enter,” she recalled. "I don’t think we realized then that so many would Im* knocking on our door when we said that
“But so many people send
us letters telling us about children and asking us to find parents for them We look at the kid and say to ourselves, ‘Gee, wouldn't he make a great addition to our family?’ ”
Of having 17 kids under one roof, he said “It’s a kind of joyous bedlam. Boh and I could walk out of th** house and they’d never know we’re gone."
The logistics of maintaining such a hriHMi are enormous, but the financial burden is not as great as many believe, they said
"We’re not a wealthy family,” said Mrs, DeBolt, “but we manage.
“We budget constantly VG* hit all the sales We grow all of our own produce in our back yard We go to the wholesale stores and buy battered cans
Senator Humphrey (D-Minn ), one of the signers of the letter to Kissinger, also sent a letter to President Ford urging him to try to persuade Canada to reconsider the cutback in nil exports Humphrey said the cutback “will commence in the middle of the winter and will deprive certain U. S. refineries and their communities of the Canadian crude oil upon which they have traditionally depends.”
Humphrey urged Ford to attempt to persuade Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau in their meeting next week to at least reassure that the reduction will result in no hardship to the northern tier of states this winter The seventeen senators, a majority of them from north em states, pointed out that most of the oil consumed by Canada east of Manitoba is moved through pipelines in the I’. S.
"For this reason, the U, S. is in a go*gl position to curtail, restrict or tax shipments of crude oil over U. S. soil for us*' in Canadian refineries,” they said
Turkey for Townsfolk
Gigi Laguesse readies one of four 28-pound turkeys for her Valatie, N.Y., fellow townsmen as her daughter, Brigitte, 6, watches. Mrs. laguesse served a free Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday at her restaurant. "I think people here are wonderful, but they are not rich people so I thought somebody should do something,’ she said.
Ford, Grid Mates Reunited
WASHINGTON (AP) -President Ford planned a journey into nostalgia with his high school football chums — including one he hasn’t seen for 44 years — as he and the First I .ady celebrated Thanksgiving at the White House.
On hand for a brunch of eggs Benedict, strawberries and relived glories were most of Ford s high sch<M)l teammates from the 1930 Grand Rapids South squad that he anchored at center.
With the notable absence throughout the years of Silas McGee, the only black player on the undefeated, Michigan prep championship squad. Ford and the others have gathered annually in Grand Rapids to commemorate their success and friendship. The reunion is always on
Doublespeak’ Honors For Ziegler, Colonel
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -The annual Doublespeak awards have been imposed on one-time White House Pres* Secretary Ronald Ziegler, an air force colonel, a candy company and a college official
The awards were made bv the Committee on Public Doublespeak at the National Council of Teachers of English convention Doublespeak is a term invented to describe the words and phrases used to distort or mislead, or to hide or gloss over unpleasant truths.
Air Force Col David Opfer was honored for complaining to reporters ainoi! their stories on a I S bombing raid, "You always write its bombing.Today s Chuckle
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bombing, bombing. It s not bombing' It s air supiMirt.” Ziegler’s prize was for his response to a question from reporters aliout whether a hatch of Watergate tain** were intact The reply wa*
“I would feel that most of the conversations that took place in those areas of th** White House that did have th** recording system would in almost their entirety Im* in existence hut the special prosecutor, th** court, and. I think, the American p**ople are sufficiently familiar with the recording system to know where th** recording devices existed and to know the situation in terms of the recording process hut I feel, although the process has not Immmi undertaken yet iii preparation of the material to abide by lh** court decision. really, what the answer to that question is ”
The other citations were to the M & M Mars candy company, for candy advertising, and to Donald Jay WBlower, professor of education at Pennsylvania State university.
Thanksgiving their last game
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course, he’d play on it most o the time anyway.”
When Ford, as vice-president, invited them to meet this year in Washington, the members redoubled their efforts to locate McGee, now a retired longshoreman, and finally found him in San Francisco.
And despite the laps** of four and one-half decades, McGee, a starting end, had little trouble recognizing the others as all but Ford met Wednesday at an airport hotel.
There were miles, embraces and even tears as McGee declared: “Man, this is the greatest thing that s ever happened in my life. Everybody still looks like a champion to roe.
“It seems like yesterday. I love all these guys. We wert* together, we were part and-parcel of one another and we still are.”
As for today’s scheduled meeting with the President, McGee exclaimed “Good idd .Junto!" — a reference to the junior on Ford's full name “That guy will make the seen**
“It doesn't matter that he’s President," said McGee, “lf he were a stm*t sweeper. we d love him just the same. lh* never had an exaggerated opinion of himself. Just a down-to-earth guy.”
Peter I biod, a retired machinist from Belding. Mich , nodded agreement. “Ile never had a lug head,” Dood said of Ford “If there was ever any trouble on th** team, he'd call those guys over to the sui** and smooth it over ”
“But w(* all stuck together
that’s why we're here now We were all pretty poor You weren’t ashamed to have patches on your clothes, because everyiMKly else did
Dood played backup center to Ford hut saw a good deal of action anyway and became an all-stater like Ford "Jerry had that had kin***, he had water on it all the time. Of
team’s coach and still a Grand Rapids resident, recalled that Ford was “one of the hardest working kids I ever had He had a football with him all the tim**.’’
Addl'd McGee: “He not only knew where he was going, he knew what to do when he got there ”
There were plenty of memories exchanged about plays which worked and those that didn’t, and there were other reminders that it all happened long ago — even if th** era hasn’t altogether gone bv (lettings, for example, still referred to McGee, now HI, as “the colored boy” while talking of him in most glowing terms.
Following the reunion. President and Mrs Ford planned to join daughter Susan for a private dinner of turkey and the trimmings
The Ford menu was termed an affront to severe food shortages by Rep Fortney Stark (D-<'alif ), who said he intends to protest in front of the White House
Stark said if Ford follows the menu, he will eat enough calories “to feed some bod v starving in Bangladesh for a w(*ek ”Today s Index
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