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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Chance of rain tonight with lows in mid Ids. Cloudy Friday with highs in lipper Sits. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 24fi rn CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THI.RSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1974 _ ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES FALLS Prices Explode by 3.9% in August WASHINGTON (AP) Whole-jcrease was last August’s jump sale prices leaped 3.9 percent in of 6 2 percent following the lift-1 August, the second biggest mg of the government’s freeze monthly increase in 28 years, ion prices, the government reported Thurs-1 The government’s Wholesale day.    Price Index in August rose to Exploding prices last month 167.4 17.8 percent higher than ranged across almost the entire a year ago. The index is based economy. There were substat ion 1967 figures, meaning that it tial increases for everything cost $167 40 to buy at wholesale from farm products to industrial a statistical variety of goods that goods.    cost $100 in the 1967-base period. Wholesale prices have risen All prices are adjusted to ac-at an adjusted annual rate of count for seasonal differences, j 37 3 percent over the last three Consumers seemingly can ex-i ped little relief in the coming months from the worst inflation rn years since wholesale prices usually are quickly reflected at the retail level. Agricultural Rise Detailing its price report, the labor department said agricultural products were up 7.6 percent in August, following a rise if 6.4 percent in July and a decline in each of the four preceding months. Industrial commodities continued to rise    rapidly in price and    were up    2.5 percent in August, a rate only slightly less than the* average monthly increase of 2 7 percent that has WASHINGTON (AP) — The Prevailed throughout most of the senate passed a bill 85-0 Wednes- day, making th«j 55-mile-an-hour ^le Pru‘es f()r motor vehicles national speed linn; permanent .were slightly higher but do not It    also    went    cm record    in    fa-    vvt    rolled the higher prices vor    of    killing    the    requirement    on    new    model cars that that cars be equipped with an ^ introduced in the fall, interlock system to prevent! Consumer finished goods, them from starting unless seat those products in the wholesale belts are fastened.    chain    nearest retail outlets, rose two percent. Foods, Feeds months. The August rise of 3.9 percent works out to a staggering annual rate of 46.8 percent. Last August The August increase in prices —following a rise of 3.7 percent in July-was the second biggest in any month since November 1946, when prices jumped 4.2 percent. The only bigger in- Senate Votes For Retaining 55-Mile Lid Moon Man Gift "'"A UPI Tpiepho'o Prime Minister Harold Wilson, left, accepts a gift from James Irwin, Apollo 15 astronaut, as the latter calls on the BriEsh leader in London. The picture includes a photo taken on the moon during Irwin s 1971 mission and a miniature British flag which the astronauts carped to the moon and back. Crew Flees Fire Aboard Luxury Liner Knives Sharpened for Nixon Transition Fund KEY WEST <AP) - aboard the A era! dollars already spent in The present 55-mile speed limit is a temporary one, expiring June 30 next year. Advocates of making it permanent said that it not only had saved large amounts of gasoline but also had saved many lives. The question of the interlock system was raised in an amendment sponsored by Senators Buckley, (G II N Y i and Eagle ion iP Mo I. which staled thai no such device could In* required by federal auto safety officials. The amendment was adopted WASHINGTON (AP) — flames (iou se subcommittee intends to | connect ion with his San Cle- pedition to Mt Everest and five last year.    dinating    Committee, for    erupted    aboard the    luxury    trim the $850,000 request    for mente and Key Biscayne, Fla., sherpa guides were buried alive    The    expected yield    of    30 bush    It    said    parliament    was    closed, and    liner Cunard Ambassador Thurs    Richard Nixon’s transition    fey properties.    bv an avalanche that sweat\elt    per    acre    \s    tour    buaheVa    th*    constitution    appended,    that Sampson also testified Ziegler    .    ,    .    .    below the yield last year and six troops were forming a provi- had assured him, speaking for •    P*    bushels below the record yield sional government and that ci- Gulf of ‘-you ran safely say it will be Nixon, that none of the funds limbers to abandon their at-    —    ..;u— Processed    foods and    feeds    were    Mexico.    cut considerably,” said Chair- would be used by the former tempt to climb the world's high- up    8    2    percent    while raw    farm    Within    two hours, a    rescue    man ste€Cj <i>Okla.) 0f the    ex- President for any legal defense, est peak, the Nepal foreign He said government-owned j ministry announced Thursday'. appropriations which took Truck Weight The measure also would in crease by IO percent the max-j Sharply higher prices im urn allowable    weight    for    * grains, livestock, oil seed trucks on the    interstate    ex-    processed food and feeds ac-    day, forcing most of the 290    private    life, the    panel    head pressway system.    counted for much of the rise in    crewmen to scramble onto life    says. The bill now    goes to    the    agricultural prices last month    boats lowered into the Gulf of    ‘.you    can safely    say    it will    be Nixon, that none house. two hours, a products rose 6.7 percent to    vessel was plucking the crew-    ^nve    offices push over-all agricultural prices    men out of their rafts and up 7 6 percent at wholesale last boats, bobbing in gentle swells ^ matter Thursday, month.    about 39 miles southwest of • paring knife will Shoppers    can expect more    Key West.    working    all    through    this thing.*1 price hikes    ahead at super-    There were no immediate re-; steed    said    mane    congressmen markets with the 3.2 percent ports of injuries and the 486    want to approve a niek- inerease in consumer foods last loot liner was carrying no pas- ^ * for fsiixon because of Pres month,    singers at the time of the fire. jdent Ford’s pardon for him. Consumer    foods—those pre-    Fifty firefighters remained pared for    sale on grocery    aboard and the fire was even- shelves—rose in price* chiefly as in a 11 y controlled. a result of increases for meats,1 The navy vessel Tallulah, with edible fats    and oils, sugar    only a small crew. reached the Six Killed on Mt. Everest KATMANDU, Nepal <AP) -The leader of the French ex- Rams Aid gew Rulers Iowa Corn Prospects Pledged to By Al Swegle Iowa farmers may produce    || A |f| A their fourth billion bushel corn    Lr vlilw    V»l    Cl nj jf crop, despite a host of natural    * calamities that have besieged I    NAIROBI, Kenya    (AP)    — Mll- producers this year.    itary reformers pledged to de- The agriculture department’s mocracy and a new deal for the estimate of Iowa’s com yield peasants Thursday deposed Emus o a r e d 35 million bushels 11*’™'* Ha>lp Selassie, the world’s Wednesday to I 034 billion bush- oldest and longest-reigning mon- els and 88 bushels an acre. arch- anfi Put him under arrest The 13-man military commit-Brnke Drouth    ,ee t^at ^as been running Ethio- The four percent upward revi- pi a for several months said it 1 sion came following rains which was recalling the emperor’s 58- broke the drouth during the ^ld mo, Crown Prince Ast* * Worsen,, from Switzerland and early part of August. Iowa Crop wou|d makp hjm a figurehead Reporting Service officials told king without any authority. The Gazette.    However, the prince suffered But the latest estimate does a stroke nearly two years ago. not take into account the effects A friend in Geneva said he is 1 of an unusually early frost which still partially paralyzed and hit scattered localities in the spends much of his time in the northwestern part of the state hospital. Sept 3 and 4.    E* The latest estimate, if it ma- The prince’s son. Zero Yakob, terializes. is still 14 percent whom Selassie designated earli-below what farmers in the Tall er this year as his successor as Corn state produced last year emperor, was believed en route and 16 percent below the record to Geneva from Oxford universi-crop of I 229 billion bushels pro- ty in England to see his ailing duced two years ago.    father This month’s yield estimate of! Residents of Asmara, Ethio-88 bushels per acre is 20 bushels pin s second largest city, report-below last year’s yield and 28 id that crowds rejoined in the bushels below the record yield streets when news spread that set in 1972    Selassie was overthrown. _ .    «...    1 An eyewitness said Selassie Soybean Production wa, l8k0n away jn lh, back Soybean production in Iowa is seat of a blue sedan, forecast at 212.1 million bushels The announcement that Selas-— 21 percent less than the sie was deposed was made by record 268 6 million produced the 13-man Armed Forces Coor- upjequipmont would stay Clemente until Nixon at San decided ministry said the ava set in 1972 The agriculture department's prediction for the corn crop nationwide was revised upward slightly Wednesday and was below last The ...    ....    lanche roared down the slopes still ll percent I*]™1    of Everest on Monday, two days I spring’s estimates. after the team of French pro- Rase<j on indications Sept tensional mountaineers had J074 crop is estimated I death Mitchell: Pardon Blocks Fair Trial pitched their third ma tor camp 4,9*4.730.000 bushels, up 29 mil- government vilian cabinet ministers were asked to remain in their posts. Civilian Rule It said church and state would be separated in a new constitution being readied under military supervision, and that it L would provide for a free press a*]and a representative civilian WASHINGTON (UPI, Former Attorney General John * a®?s • and 2. Mitchell asked Thursday that hi at 22.632 feet on their way ward the 29.028-foot summit. The avalanche swept away porting Board said killing the ex- 64 21 but then reconsidered and withdrawn by its sponsors other legislation They did this with the ex* planation that the subject is being considered in other legislation now in conference be    ATLANTA (AP) tween the senate and house. Bu; Thursday convicted Marcus when the} said the vole put the senate Wayne Chenauit of the murder came on record rn favor of eliminating last June of Mrs. Martin Luther The But he said Nixon, as well as any other former President, deserves transition money and he hopes his s^mmUtwcan^ciR    Gerald    Dev«a*oux    of    Chamonix u- JI 1-~-J *- *L ’‘ex to- lion from the forecast a month ago. the department s Crop Re- it to expel “Emotional Thing” processed poultry and scene shortly after the men mat congress will approve it I abandoned ship. It was unable to get close to the liner because it was carrying aviation gaso- “This is an emotional thing.” line.    Steed said. “Unless we're able    stole. The    nearest    ship capable of    to bring out a tight, well- Mitchell, through his    lawyers helping fight    the    flames    was    documented bill, it will be in    argued that Nixon has “unavoid more    than three    hours    away    serious trouble. And. from the    ably implied his own    guilt lti*> first distress pedition I e a d c r, 33-year-old Gerald I and the five Sherpas, the an Found Guilty of Mrs. King Death be dismissed because the ____ t re mu Iv prejudicial effect” of! nouncem€nt added, the pardon granted Richard Nixon makes a fair trial impos- l nofficial estimates put Selassie's wealth abroad at $10 billion, making him one of the world’s richest men as well as ruler of one of the world’s poorest countries. But Selassie reportedly contended that much of his wealth \ jury Up Slightly Tile soybean crop was estimated at 1,315.792.000 bushels. up slightly from the August The deputy expedition leader, fantast. Bio the report said the ^ distributed among his George* Piyot, quickly ordered h"n<T    16    per°ent    ‘^children    and    cannet    be    reno- than last year s. As ingredients for livestock feed, com and soybeans are the major building blocks for meat. poultry and dam products Both    .    ' lur11,1   a.i. J!   much •»* marble-lined palace in the she assault on Everest halted. Prayer Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - Sena vered An American eyewitness said a detachment of troops moved the 82-year-old emperor from the interlock, which w'as mandatory starting with the 1974 models. The new truck limits would permit maximum weights of up to Xii,(MM) pounds on % chicles on the interstate compared with the preesnt 73,280-pound ceiling. Sponsors of the provision said it was supported by the Ford administration and that it would mean more economical handling of truck shipments. The American Automobile Assn denounced the provision, declaring the senate had ”bla tautly disregarded the hazardous safety conditions the jumbo trucks will cream un the nation s highways.”    .    ,    „    . Airth..!- provision of the bill ■summ" would authorize $20 million for bikeway demonstration projects. King, sr., and a church deacon. Miami at 7:30 p m. Wednesday The jury after further dobber- and was enroute to New Oration deereed the death penalty leans to pick up cruise pas.sen-for Chenauit.    gets ably implied” his own guilt by cai!    tone over in    the senate.    I think    accepting the pardon and leaves tor Helms (R-N. C.) has introit may be    in serious    trouble    prospective jurors with the im- (lured a bill designed to overliner, built in 1972    left    there, too ”    pression that his subordinates turn the supreme court ruling    Rn(j have suffered drouth effects this summer The delayed planting last ..    ..    ,,    , spring moans polenta trouble tho railroad tracks TcaaHiI iroro Hor Labor L eaders Urge End Of Tight Money Policies WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor interest rates and tight money leaders it President Ford s see supply are not going to work in ood economic mini s u rn rn i t today 'n inflation.” called almost unanimously for Leonard Woodcock, president an end to ugh! money policies of the United Auto Workers, which have pushed interest called for an easing of mone rates to record highs.    (ary policy, allocation of credit The\ echoed Wednesday the to hard picked industries such thoughts expressed by a panel as housing and utilities, and tax of economists at the first mini reform and income mainte-5. But a change in nance schemes. tight money policies has been resisted bv administration of Today s Index Comics . 29 Crossword 29 Dally Record ......... 3 Deaths I Editorial F colures I Farm ......,.23 Financial 30 Marion , 28 Movies .’t Society IMI SfKirts 19 22 State t , T envision .........lf Want \ds ...... 32-37 ficials The labor leaders charged that the government’s anti-inflation policies are not working and may plunge the country into a severe recession with bt Woodcock also urged establishment of continuing task forces to watch problem areas of the economy. Principal Cause Murray Miller, secretary* treasurer "I the Teamsters, said considers high interest rates He referred to a .senate appro arr equally guilt} priations subcommittee hearing Wednesday at which Chairman Montoya »D-N M ) told the General Services Administration chief, Arthur Sampson, he was [“given a snow job” by former Nixon aides Montoya made the comment when Sampson said Ronald Ziegler and Stephen Bull told him at a San Clemente, Calif., meeting how Nixon needed the $850,000. Montoya and Sen. Hatfield (R* (Ire i sharply questioned why Nixon needed more than twice tie* $370,000 transition money that went to Ly ndon Johnson S mmson testified that a ape ( jai $100,000 Watergate tapes vault is required under the agreement for safeguarding the tapes over the next five years. He said it would have a soph is Heated alarm system and would reported on school prayer Tops were de aved bv too much    ...    ...    .    , . * i     i*„4    centra Addis Ababa and took rarn at planting time last spring .......    .    ... hJ„    .I    mu it h    .««•!, I»"> "> headquarters of the Fourth army division, a ramshackle walled enclosure near Say Nixon Got Pleas By Aides for Pardons Troops were deployed at key points. The city had been put under a night-time curfew at WASHINGTON (AP* - In the Haldeman and Ehrlichman go last days of his presidency on trial with four others in the Richard Nixon received urgent Watergate cover-up case Sept appeals for pardons from former 30. Ehrlichman already faces a aides H. R. Haldeman and John prison term of 20 months to five Ehrlichman. the Washington years Post reported Thursday The newspaper said Nixon re jected both requests and deeply resented the tone and character of the pleas. It said Nixon yv.is cs|x*t tally upset by Haldeman’s request, which w.t.s descried a* “threat* o ii i n g" and tantamount to blackmail It said one source the request implied Stay of Pardons Asked by Senate now from killing frosts Some damage to com in the upper Midwest was reported last week . „    . arni if more haling    Wednesday comes before corn and .soybeans    Stay Indoors are full., mature their yields Addjs Ababa was ,ed could be cut further.    quiet,    but Western embassies not temperatures and much- advis<1(j (f) rosldents ,0 „av needed rainfall during August relieved the stress to mw crops Th(I Armpd Korc(,s ( oortiBat. throughout the eastern half of jn Cnmmmce a of anon, the na ion. the department    ,dfltWS ^ have been san! However, crop cootbUons dlr(,ctm thf d , mlb(ary were slow in recovering from |akeov * of Eth |a has ar. IKA, dry weather in July and .l. J cused mc emperor conditions in many areas are W’ASHINGTt >N senate Thursday \Pi urged The ’res- still only fair Bushel Ayerage The report said the 1974 com has and the feu-who with him dal landowners (Continued: Page 3. Col. 3.) ident Ford to pardon no other    ls    expected    to aierage 78 3 bushels per acre, compared hired at a cost “he’d send Nixon to jut! if he didn't get a pardon.” Ilaldeman’s lawyer, John W i! son told the Post he wa#* un the principal cause of inflation and la* foresees a ‘’crippling de pression” unless policies are Meany| head of the changed complimented Ford Chairman Arthur Burns of the willing to listen and Federal Reserve Board said he “new thinking, new would take the labor leaders’ high unemployment. Meany (’all George AFM'IO, for being called for ideas and new directions ” views on tight money into eon • We’ve been going downhill sideration, for five and a half years under! “It is very interesting to know the present economic policies what they think,” said Burrio we have right at this minute.” who operates independently of Meany said    the White House in setting * We believe budget cuts, high money supply policies have five guard of $50 (MMI a year Not (or Defense Montoya and Hatfield ques Honed why the tapes and doeu- awa,<‘ any pardon requi ments could not ta* stored in some secure federal office building and also why Nixon needs so much money for other chores after the millions of fed- r# oil ii if* it Chuckle The secret of dealing sue restfully with a child is not to be his parent    <    npvovst Watergate figures until trials and appeals run their course The resolution, approyed by a 55-24 vote, says such pardons would thwart the judicial process and the nation’s best chance of learning Uh* truth about Watergate is through toward °lH n tr>a!s. Senator Hughes 11>Iowa* <>(>-Mrs. Haldeman said in Gall posed the resolution because ”1 forma that her husband could nm not willing or ready to vote not comment on the story be for any resolution that implies cause he is under court order to the Ghief Executive of this not to discuss Watergate related land that he does not have the matters.    I . right to grant mercy to those Ehrlichman could    not be he may deem    proper to receive J 7 to I on reached for comment.    ’that    mercy.”    Exchange and did not believe that Haldeman would use a threatening tone because of hts ‘ generous and kindly attitude Nixon. w ith 77 8 forecast in August and ll 4 last year, Soybean yields were put at 25 I bushels per acre, the same as indicated in August An average of 27 8 bushels was harvested from the 1973 crop Dow Figure Down 15.01 NEW YORK i pm I Am .lorn*! down 1501 at I and declines outnumbered gains the New York Stock AF) - The 2 ; average was p rn. Thursday HAILE SELASSIE < 'J ;

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