Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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SOVIETSGET U.S. GRAIN
Lists Union Funds for Candidates
WASHINGTON (AP) - Labor unions have contributed more than $2.8 million to house and senate candidates this year and have an additional $4.7 million to spend with the elections onlyI three weeks off, a private research group reported Satur-| day.
The group called the total of labor money an all-time record, j Twenty-three se n a t e can-! didates received more than, $10,000 with seven getting more; than $50,000, according to the! study by the Citizens’ Research j Foundation of Princeton, N J.
Senator Metzenbaum, i D-; Ohio), the top recipient, received $168,700 from labor unions in his losing bid against former astronaut John Glen in the Ohio primary. Glenn received $75,400 from labor.
Organized labor also contributed heavily to the campaigns of Sen. Gravel iD-Alaska), who received $89,474; Sen. Bavh tl> Ind.) $62,872: and Democratic; Rep. Roy. who received $56,938 in his campaign against Republican Sen Dole of Kansas. Dole got only $300 from labor, according to the report.
In house races, 40 candidates received more than $10.(HK), with the most going to four Democrats who earlier this year won in special elections in Republican-held districts.
They were J. Bob Traxler of Michigan, $49,135; Thomas Luken of Ohio. $42,408: Richard Vander Veen of Michigan. $26,266; and John Burton of Calif., $24,050.
The report said that of the $2.8 million already contributed bv labor this year, about 20 percent was given to challenging candidates and the remaining 80 percent to incumbents. Democrats received most of the money.
Senator Schwciker of Pennsylvania was the biggest Republican recipient with $37,630.
The AFL-CIO lists 47 chal-; lengers on its priority list, but the report noted that only 12 received more than $12.<HK). Organized labor has set as its
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Paper Tells Oil Pledge
CHICAGO (AP) — Secretary of State Kissinger has promised that the US. will replace Israel’s oil losses if Israel gives up the Sinai oilfields it seized In the 1967 Middle East war. the; Chicago Daily News reported Saturday.
The Abu Rh.idols oil fields yield about IOO,OOO barrels cf oil daily worth SI million on the current market and provide about half of Israel s oil con-, sumption, the newspaper reported.
It said the fields, located on the Gulf of Suez just south of ; the largely-decimated city of Suez. therefore are “a major | factor in the intensely complicated peace negotiations.
Ki'.singcr's secret promise j was part of the disengagement agreement he negotiated last May but has not been made public, reported Georgic Anne Geyer of the Rail) News Foreign Service said. But she said “it was revealed to mo bv unimpeachable sources A state department spokesman said Saturday that the de-
House Unit Reports on Starvation
Rocky Reveals Gift of $25 Million to Charity
WASHINGTON <AP) — Vice-them extensions because they president-designate Rockefeller,!hadn t even finished the 1969 who must pay $903,718 more in audits
fpdt'ra'„,a*f ■ £said «alurdaj; hc “Difficult Situation-
gave $24,712,245 in gifts to charitable. educational and other ‘‘So this is my problem,'’ he WASHINGTON (AR) Mass tax-exempt organizations from said "Now they have taken two starvation will occur throughout 1957 through June 30 of this months, they finished the audit the world if food production is year and we made the settlement.
not intensified and population Rockefeller made the disclo-■ patterns are not changed, says;sure in a letter to Sen. Cannon |a house subcommittee. (D-Nev.) chairman of the com-
“Unless present trends in permittee on rules and administra-1 I alation growth and food production, and released by the Rocke-tion are significantly altered, a feller office here. food crisis that will have the po- Rockefeller's largest gifts jtential to affect everyone from were for the furtherance of the;
Revery walk of life will hit with visual arts, his ehief non-poli-| more impact than the energy fica! interest and hobby.
crisis of 1973-74, the house ag-, ciisclosure of his charita-nculture subcommittee on de- bIc gifts came a day aftcr he|
partment operations said in a announced he will have to pay I report released Saturday. an additional $903,718 in federal
“More Disasters” income and gift taxes, a figure
WATCH YOUR TOES — President Ford raises his arms in response to a crowd which greeted him at en auditorium in Greenville, S.C., Saturday. The elephants are part of a GOP display.
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can expect more, rather than
i fewer, disasters associated with Potentially biplosive
malnutrition.” it said. “The News that Rockefeller would world food crisis will not disap- have to pay more added a po-pear spontaneously or soon and tcntiaily explosive new note to a j maybe never.” growing controversy surround-
The subcommittee said short- mg tne former New York gover-, 'ages of land, water, fertilizer nor's vice-presidential nomina-and energy could aggravate the lion.
food crisis, and warned that the But as President Ford made a |U S. could find itself in the campaign swing through South midst of the problem Carolina Saturday, his press
“Americans . . . cannot afford secretary, Ron Nesson, issued a to sit idly by thinking that this ^hite House statement, saying problem does not affect us,” the ‘‘0,d complete (aith in
renort said Vicc-president-designate Nelson
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5 to 6 percent of the world’s *n *^cw hcfoie the an-
population, consumes 40 percent nouncement of his charitable of the world’s resources, the contributions. Rockefeller said report said; “The demand for is not 8U. .tv, of ,a.n' ur(,nuf‘°' food, like the demand for oil. ln* and added- ur,f(‘ e metals, minerals, and other re- Jlecc thal madfc thc headlines sources, is obviously going to ls v'a’\ a reference to thc m-skyrcx-ket, and that rocket js (orn<'and gift tax. going to be fueled by fires of Theres nothing wrong,
inflation and joblessness.”
Ford Exhorts GOP Faithful in
Campaign Swing Through South
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — of Sen Cook and other mem that he needs help in ’resident Ford campaigned hers of Kentucky’s Republican menting his anti-inflation pro-the fires of inflation through its cd to publish his tax rem brough three states Saturday slate. (gram. Some members of other sectors as well,” the re-before the audit but tho c
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‘‘There there’s nothing illegal, there's nothing immoral, and there is no conflict of interest in any-“A poor harvest in any major thing I’ve done or that’s come producing country — the United out,'' Rockefeller said as he left States, the Soviet Union. India the hospital where his wife, or China - is sure to send eco Happy, is recovering from nomic shock waves, not only breast cancer surger' through the food sector of the Rockefeller fold newsmen in imple- world economy, but as it fuels New York that he had not want-
urging the election of Republican congressmen and exhorting the GGP faithful to press forward to overcome unfavorable polls.
After five speeches in North and South Carolina, F’ord flew here to plug for the re-election
I “would rather In his most spirited speech of }ssue than an the day. Ford asked: “What's tjon” the matter with us? Have we Sam*
lost that old fighting spirit?” Knjm aj[
Ford spoke disparagingly of
he complained, P°rt i*ave a political The re economic solu- and Americ
19th Century British economist, Message Thomas Robert Malthus, who c0.r!1,n^
across the country, devised a theory designed to F’ord said he is getting the same show that the world’s food Supai
blamed the Democratic-controlled congress for a spending spree that fueled inflation.
The President discarded most ;of his prepared text at an airport rally to warn against “a power-hungry” congress that he said may be in prospect. no comment on Referring to the polls. Ford said, “AH tin* experts say I from 080 1 c^anPe Lht outcome.” But he declared, "It is a lot better for me to be out here . . . than sitting around the Oval Office wringing my hands”
In urging Republicans “to maximize your efforts in the next IO days,” F’ord said “the stakes are very, very high.”
In his prepared comments, he urged voters to send him Republican congressmen “to guard the public treasury from the The Abu Rhode is oilfieldsra,,ds oftht‘ budget-busters” were under Italian management * n *1‘s sor l('s stump before the 1967 war, the newspa- speeches. Ford also delcared per said, adding that “even that lhc ItemocraU luting greater oil riches” are thought t,M> n,l,ch (^ a stranglehold on to lie in surrounding areas of t’Wgress^ ,
the Sinai desert coast. After four speeches in Sou’h
., , • . . ,. Carolina, he flew to thc regional
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120,000 barrels of od a day from ■ ' . , ...
; told a crowd ch several thousand its other oilfields, it said
Egyptians consider return to their control of the Abu libodeis area essential in upcoming ne gotlations, and say it would provide a buffer ensuring operation of the Suez Canal wit lieut as great a fear of attack from Israel, the story said
partment had no comm* the report.
The story, datelined Beirut, said Israel now depends greatly on the oilfields for its industrial needs, acquiring most of the rest of its petroleum products from Iran.
Kissinger's alleged agreement may have been verbal or written, the newspaper said. Holing that it does not specify from where the U.S. would supply tho oil.
our Democratic friends and message; “Let’s do something, ply would be insufficient
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what's unfair about I Ik* stories way,” he said.
He said the Internal Revenue Service had been delayed in its annual audits of his last five tax returns because of their complexities, and that he had given
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Snake 'Myth' Coils Around Renter's Leg
TACOMA, Wash (AP) --William Stanley had never really believed that a snake lived in his house.
The stories about an 84-foot boa constrictor were just a joke, he thought.
The landlord who rented the house to Stanley, an army demolitions expert, and his wife. Cathy, told them the snake tale was a myth
Friday night the myth was shattered.
Stanley and his family returned home and, as he was opening the door to his bathroom, the snake began coiling itself around his legs.
Stanley jumped back, shouted a warning to his wife, scooped up his daughter and ran from the house, leaving the snake behind Mrs. Stanley screamed and followed her husband outside.
They were safe, but Stanley decided he didn’t want thc snake spending any more time in his house. He grabbed an ax from his front porch and went back inside despite pleas from his wife that he remain outside.
Stanley found the snake and swung at it with the blunt end of the ax. He missed the snake but punctured the wall in several places
Stanley followed the snake into the kitchen and chopped off its head
An hour later its headless body was still wriggling in front of the house. “Pm still shaking,” Stanley said.
Stanley said an ex-GI who had previously lived in thc house apparently had brought the boa from Vietnam and lost it iii the house He said he thought the snake had lived between an interior and exterior wall in the kitchen
Massacre' in Retrospect
Cox, Richardson: Misjudged Nixon
WASHINGTON One year after the Night Massacre." principal victims, Cox awl FHIiot
(UPI) “Saturday the two Archibald Richardson,
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A door is what the family dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
say in hindsight they had misjudged Richard Nixon's reluctance to release the White House tapes.
“My original premise was that his (Nixon’s) most important objective was to achieve some compromise that would resolve the issue of the subpoenaed tapes,” Richardson, the former attorney general, said in an interview Four of the principals of the last year's massacre were in i terviewcd by UPI on the anniversary of the explosive in-i cident Three had no regrets as to their positions at the j time, and the fourth was sorry only that he had not "gone public” sooner than he did.
"I gave a good deal of thought during subsequent weeks to whether I might have averted the firing of I (’ox, and also averted the resignations of (Deputy Atty.
(ion. William Ruckelshaus and myself,” Richardson said. “I came eventually to the conclusion that it could not have been done.
"I came to that conclusion, really, only after several months when I decided tho only way you could account for the events of that week was on the basis that the President had determined from the outset that what he really wanted was to get rid of Mr Cox.
“At any rate, he (Nixon) chose a strategy which in valved being forced back, step by step, never yielding ans more ground than he could prevent.”
It was the evening of Get 20. 1973, that an angered
Nixon ordered (’ox fired because the special Watergate prosecutor ca rile r Uiat day had publicly refused to alum don his court battle to obtain the secret White House tapes
The firing, achieved only after Richardson and Ruckelshaus left office in protest,
precipitated a “firestorm" of public protest which led directly to house impeachment proceedings and eventually to Nixon’s resignation Aug. 9.
Cox, interviewed at Cambridge university in England, where he is teaching thK year, said in* might have fought more vigorously for the subpoenaed materials had ie* similarly realized Nixon’s true intentions.
"I was under the impression from At tv Gen. Richardson that they (the White House* were going to supply it voluntarily,” he said.
“lf I had felt this was not so, I suppose I would have .started getting out the subpoenas quicker."
u. S. Solicitor General Robert Berk said lie finally consented to fire Cox that night, and to stay on, "to see that there was no disarray in the executive branch and no mass departures from the department of justice.”
Murk remained as acting at torncy general until William
Saxbe was sworn in last January. He then returned to the solicitor general’s job, representing the government in cases before court.
Ruckelshaus ing back, he sis ted on a Nixon about that week ’
2.2 Million Ton Limit Put on Deal
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Soviet Union will be allowed to buy 2.2 million tons of U. S. grain but will make no additional purchases during the current crop year, Treasury Secretary Simon announced Saturday
The Soviets will be allowed to acquire one million tons of corn and 1.2 million tons of wheat, Simon said.
President Ford on Oct. 5 halted a planned shipment of a total 3.2 million tons of U. S. grain, including 2.3 million tons of corn anc 900,000 tons of wheat.
The President acted in the face of smaller U. S. harvests primarily brought on by adverse Midwest weather conditions iii the form of spring Moods, summer drouths and autumn freezes.
I Following the .shipment halt, Simon went to Moscow on Oct. 12 to discuss the grain situation with Soviet leaders. Simon said Saturday the partial resumption of U. S. gram sales resulted I rom those discussions.
Simon’s announcement said, “The Soviet Union also agreed to make no further purchases in the U. S. market this crop year, j which ends next mummer. Further the Soviet Union agreed to work with the U. S. toward development of a supply-demand data system for grains.”
Treasury officials said such a system would consist of an exchange of information between the U. S and Russia about predicted crop harvests and anticipated grain demands.
The grain sale aborted earlier this month had been planned by
Continental Grain Co. of New York ana Cook industries, Inc. of Memphis, Tenn., both major grain exporting firms.
Officials of bath companies then were summoned to the White House for a weekend meeting with Ford. After the i meeting, Agriculture Secretary Butz announced that the proposed sale had been canceled At the time, officials said thc Ford administration was concerned that the planned shipment might represent the first step of a massive Russian purchase at a time when U. S. .supplies were already low and retail prices for flour, beef and
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said that look-would have in « meeting with the tapes earlier -I) he could have seen first hand, so he could have heard fir.” hand from his attorney genera! how he viewed the whole problem.” Ruckelshuu. has spent the last year lecturing and
launching his new law firm,
Richardson ss a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution and spends much of his time making speeches across the country. There have been reports Richardson is conoid* r* mg challenging Sen. Kennedy (f)-Ma s) for re-election to the senate in 1976 Neither Gov. Richardson nor Ruckelshaus expressed regret over their positions that fate-
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