The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 7, 1971 · Page 1
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TELEPHONES •.;C/.RCULATION DEPARTMENT '-^-J. 399-9611 : ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS 394-7711 .VOL. LXXXIV No. 280 ASSOCIATED PRESS OGDEN, UTAH • UNHID PUSSINTHNATIONAL THURSDAY EVENING UPI TfLIPHOTO OCTOBER 7, 1971 TEMPERATURES . OGDEN: Highs today, tomorrow mid-70s. Low tonight mid- 40s.- ' . UTAH: Highs today, tomorrow 70-20; lows tonight 35-45. lOc DAILY 25c SUNDAY President Invokes T-H Law in Dock Strikes WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding to Nixon administration pleas, federal judges have temporarily halted longshoremen's strikes against West Coast docks and the Port of Chicago. The judges Wednesday night directed strikers to return to work for 10 days, pending hearings on whether the moratorium should be extended the full 80 days allowed by the Taft-Hartley Law. The West Coast walkout, at 99-days the longest longshoremen's strike experienced in the region, has idled 15,000 dockworkers and cost affected states more than $1.7 billion. The Chicago walkout of grain-elevator operators 35 days ago has kept 500 grain- handler members of the_ longshoreman's union off the job. The suits were initiated on orders of President Nixon who cited the report of a special four-man council he 'had created under the Taft-Hartley Law to investigate the shipping situation. East and Gulf Coast dockworkers, also striking, were reported trickling back to work,at some ports, in expectation of Taft-Hartley action but Nixon did not use the law in their dispute. Instead, he sent a team of federal officials to New York where it was hoped the dispute could be mediated. The San Francisco court set Friday morning as the date for a hearing on the West Coast suit. In Chicago,'Oct. 15 is the hearing date. The government said continuation of ,the Chicago and West Coast.tieups might "imperil .the national health and safety. 'Agriculture Secretary Clifford M. Hardin said in an affidavit that Japan and other nations are concerned about the United States' ability to deliver agri- cultural ceiiimodities. In San Francisco, District . Court Judge Spencer Williams issued his restraining order after he said "a showing has been made that ... 'irreparable harm will result i£ the. order is not granted." Meanwhile, the soft-coal-industry strike of some 100,000 miners in 20 states continued ' without a sign of progress. Ne- , f otiations were to resume,,to- •; ay after halting .early Wednes'-- / day afternoon so United Mine Workers President W. A. 'Tony" Boyle could make an appearance in a federal court case. U.S. District Court Judge , Frank McGarr signed the order to stop members of-Chicago Local 418, Grain Elevator, Flour and Feed' Mill Workers, from stayinroff the job. The union is , an affiliate of the International shoremen's Association, Six firms were struck in Chi-, cago, closing nine of 11 grain elevators. Both the Chicago and San Francisco orders were designed to provide time for arguments as to whether the 80-day cooling-off period provided by the Taft-Hartley Law should be imposed. In San Francisco, the Pacific Maritime Association said long- shore crews would be called from union hiring halls today. INDEX (4 SECTIONS, 60 PAGES) Dear Abby 1C Bridge * c Business Page 10B Comics 14B-15B Editorial Page 4A Markets 11D Movies 13B Obituaries HD School Pages .....8B, 9B, 12B Sports Pages D Section Television Log 15B 1ST IN '71 Wholesale Prices Take Drop WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices dropped for the first time in nearly a year in ' September—the first full month of President Nixon's wage-price freeze—and the decline on a seasonally adjusted basis was the largest in five years, the government said today. 'The Wholesale Price Index went down three-tenths of one per cent to 114.5 of its 1967 base, meaning it cost $114.50 on the average last month for wholesale food and industrial goods worth $100 four years ago. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the decline was four- tenths of one per cent when! seasonal factors were figured' in, the largest such drop since October of 1966. NOT. COVERED 'The report said that most of the decline was in items not covered by the price freeze, principally raw farm products and imported goods that are subject to Nixon's temporary 10 per cent tax surcharge. It said that because of these items, the index can continue to go up or down this month and next despite the freeze which expires Nov. 13. . . ' •The report said wholesale food prices dropped 1.4 per cent and that a broad range of industrial raw materials 'and manufactured goods averaged one-tenth of one per cent lower. It was the first drop in the key industrial price index in more than three years. Wholesale food prices frequently fluctuate sharply up and down because of weather and crop conditions. : i The over-all Wholesale Price Index was 3.2 per cent above a year earlier. The seasonally adjusted drop of four-tenths of one per cent in September compared with an averase monthly increase of four-tenths in the previous six WASHINGTON (UPI) -The months, the report said. Senate votes today whether to It.said the decline in industr-1 defy p^^ent Nixon and give highS'rebalel foMl .moto?^ 4 million civilian and , • T „ •_l^.rt,*«rtrt J Ji-iVUnoc 1 in Weather Map 2A Women's Pages ....C Section Your Good Health 12C Classified 11D-15D N n THREE DEMOCRATIC presidential hopefuls shake hands with Alex Rose, vice chairman of the New v ork state Liberal Party, during a party dinner in New York. Left to right are, Sen. Edmund Muskie of-Maine; Rose; Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota; and Mayor John Lindsay of New York. Wage Hike CONFERENCES PLANNED Near In Senate Ulgll^j. j. ^tst^.**—*f *—vehicles, widespread declines in ina* cTTin'er y and equipment at least orices and a drop in lumber [scheduled " . ^** i ^ J. JJt t_ 4-l.Aii Un^I . military government employes a 5.5 jjj-J^>gg ^tilU O- VlAV)^ A" iw.ii»w« ,3i..nvuui^,u v,v £••**• and -wood products that had increase on Jan. 1. been rising during the previous eight months. prices were — auto tires and tube and crude rubber. portion of a per cent pay Rogers Spurs New Push To Gain Mideast Peace President Will Deliver TV and Radio Address WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon, in advance of telling the nation tonight about his new anti-inflation program, summoned Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress to a late afternoon briefing.on the package. Nixon, who will make his TV-radio address at 7:30 p.m. EOT, was meeting with the congressional group three hours earlier. In addition, press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said, representatives of business, labor, agriculture and other interested groups were being briefed-"in general terms" on the new Nixon program throughout the day. Meantime, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that wholesale prices dropped for the first time in nearly a year in September—the first full month of Nixon's wage-price freeze. : -The bureau said the decline, •-on.'a. seasonally adjusted basis, was .the largest in five years. - Popularly known as Phase 2, the new economic package will take effect after expiration of the 90-day .wage-price freeze the President announced Aug. 15. „ This much is known: The I White House has virtually ruled out any controls on profits, and has left the door open only slightly to ceilings on interest rates. Some sort of controls on medical costs is expected. .The biggest question is, how much wages and prices, will be allowed to rise after the. freeze expires Nov. 13. The White House has been supersecret on this point, .although economists are guessing wages would be allowed to go up 5 per cent. Productivity—Worker output per man-hour, a gauge of the efficiency of the U.S. economy—is likely to be the key to the Phase 2 plan. Productivity has been rising at about 3 per cent a year. BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate upheld Thursday President Nixon's action in postponing for six months a scheduled Jan. 1 pay raise of about 6.per cent for federal em- ployes. A s the House had done the first week by a 202-174 vote, the Senate rejected a resolution to disapprove of the President's order. The Senate vote was 51 to 32. The delay in the federal pay raise was ordered by Nixon as part of his new economic program to check inflation and stimulate the economy. Today's vote comes on a also lower for resolution disapproving Nixon's also lower lor ^.^ ^ August whiqh post . poned any federal pay increase until July 1. A similar resolution was beaten back, 207 to 174, by the House Monday, but its sponsors were confident of victory in the Senate. Only one .house has to go along to veto Nixon's decision. NO LARGER However, under the terms of a proposal approved by a 60-27 Senate vote Wednesday, the federal pay increase would be no larger than the average increase allowed nongovern- ment workers when the wage- price freeze ends Nov. 13 and "Phase II" of Nixon's new economic program begins. Nixon is to outline the details of "Phase II" in a ra&o- television address to the nation tonight (7:30 p.m. EDT). By NICHOLAS DANILOFF ]both Israel and Egypt were NEW YORK (UPI)—The I hardening-their positions. Secretary of State William P. Rogers scheduled a meeting Friday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad while United States intensified its efforts today to move Egypt and Israel toward some form of settlement in the Middle East aetucuidic ui u« —- —but all indications were that Joseph J. Sisco, Rogers right- NAMES IN THE NEWS HOME AGAIN: Julie Nixon - Eisenhower has • returned to her apartment 'in Atlantic Beach, Fla., to greet her husband, a Navy ensign who returns today after a 2%-week training cruise aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Albany. _ • David Eisenhower is stationed with the Albany at the nearby Mayport Naval Station. While her husband was on the Caribbean exercise, Mrs. Eisenhower was r e c o vering from a broken toe suffered when a book cart toppled at the Atlantic Beach Elementary School a month ago. _ Mrs. Eisenhower, who- had planned to teach at the school, resigned .the position after the accident, but she later became a voluntary teacher's aide and tutor. . '. HANGS LOOSE: Walter Hickel hedged when asked if he would support for a second term President Nixon, the man who fired him-as secretary .of the Interior last November. "I don't want to lock myself in, or lock myself out, without knowing just what the alternatives are," Hickel said at a news conference in answer to a question whether he would back Nixon for re-election: Time Travelers Back; Einstein Right? WASHINGTON (AP) - Two scientists returned today from a tentative conclusion that they beat the clock and maybe proved one of Albert Einstein's relativity theories. Einstein first advanced the notion in 1905 that time is relative and' the time a clock records depends on its speed, relative to the stars. Thus, he theorized, a clock traveling eastward at high speed would lose about 100 bOlionths of a second compared to a stationary clock. After carrying two super ac- curate clocks eastward around the globe Joseph C. Hafele, an assistant professor .of physics at Washington University in St. Louis, and Richard Keating of the Naval Observatory here think Einstein was at least partly right. Lt. Cmdr. Barry Atwood of the Observatory said it will be three weeks to a month before exact findings are published, but he said the tentative conclusion is that the effect of travel on a clock is very small, probably smaller than even Einstein figured. The time travelers take off again either Wednesday night or Thursday morning . to the other half of Einstein's theory—that a clock flying westward will gain 300 biUionths of a second over one on the ground. • Hafele and Keating left the Observatory Monday afternoon 'and returned early today. They carried two 60-pound atomic clocks with ttiem, which will be compared to a third which re- mained'at the observatory, . RESTRAIN HAIR, DENTAL SCHOOL STUDENTS TOLD PHILADELPHIA (UPI)— Patients at the Temple University dental clinic are complaining about the long hair of the dental students. Dr. Charles Howell, dean of the School of Dentistry, said Wednesday he had received a "considerable number of complaints from .patients that hair was dropping in their faces." A committee at the school has ruled that all longhairs, male and female, whose hair "falls or floats forward" will have to wear surgical caps or, tie their locks behind the head with a rubber band, or don restraining wigs. Nixon Plan Works, Connally Claims; Urges Tax Cutbacks WASHINGTON (AP) — Sec- additional tax relief to individ- retary of the Treasury John B. uals which is already huge to ,-, n 4 -U +v,~ cl*,.,f» tr; the five years since 1969 could Connally told the Senate Fi- , , * ted unless offset hand man, invited Israeli Ambassador .Yitzhak Rabin to breakfast today. • Rogers on Monday made i policy speech outlining a six point proposal as the basis for an interim agreement or reopening the Suez. Canal anc strengthening .the • c u r r e n cease-fire. Neither Israel nor Egypt was enthusiastic. Israeli Premier Golda Meir in a statement 'issued earlj today through her Jerusalem office, said Rogers "erred greatly" in some of the points and that by so doing "Mr Rogers made it difficult for himself to render the good services he had no doub intended." NO CROSSINGS Mrs. Meir said there must be an unlimited cease-fire and that no Egyptian troops should cross the Suez Canal under terms of any interim agreement to reopen it. By not stressing those points, she said, Rogers speech "could be interpreted by Egypt's rulers as encouragement to persist in their intransigent positions." In Cairo, authoritative Egyp- tain diplomatic sources said the United States- will have to obtain a cbTHmltment from Israel on eventual: withdrawal from all occupied Egyptian territory before Cairo, agrees to reopen the canal. The sources said this was the focal point of Egypt's position as far as U.S. peace-making activities were concerned. Riad, in his policy speech to the U.S. General Assembly, blamed the current impasse on 1 Israel and what he called its 'staunch supporter, the United States. The Israeli Ambassador to the U.N., Yosef Tekoah, commenting on this statement, said there can be no program , See page 2A, column 1 A QUESTION j But there is also a question of whether the wage guidelines should include a cost-of-living allowance to take into account price incitases. How the program will be enforced is just as big a mystery as the wage-price restraints. Government sources said the Cost of Living Council, set up by Nixon to administer the freeze, likely will continue as the chief policymaking agency in:Phase 2. But beyond that, the alternatives range widely. Organized labor has called for a wage- nance Committee today President Nixon's new economic policy is succeeding and that prompt action on the $15.4-billion tax cut bill is essential for further progress. Connally appeared as the opening witness in Senate hearings on tlie measure which began the day after the House passed it in revised" form. The secretary said the administration was accepting the House changes with two exceptions. He said it was willing to go along with the greater relief for individuals, particularly those in the low income cate-' gory voted by the House Ways and Means Committee. But he issued a warning to Democrats on the Senate committee who feel still greater benefits should be given indi- price review members of board labor, including manage- | not be granted unless offset with appropriate revenue increases from other sources." Connally declared the new economic policy has been succeeding and added "I expect the success to continue." The two changes sought by the secretary in the House bill would give greater aid to business. One would affect the 7 per cent investment credit voted by , ment and the public, with a voluntary Phase 2 program. But Nixon says the program viduals. SQUEEZE DEFICIT Connally said he hoped the ! Finance Committee in the Senate would guard carefully against increasing the already large federal deficit expected in the current fiscal year. See page 2A, column 1 "This means," he said, 'that the House. This would permit companies to subtract from taxes due up to 7 per cent from their spending on new plants and equipment. 2-STAGE CREDIT Connally noted that Nixon originally had sought a two- stage ' credit, 10 per cent the first year to give a big initial boost to business spending, five per cent thereafter. He said the administration still believed in the two-stage concept but now would recommend 10 per cent initially and 7 per cent after the'first year. The other change concerned a provision giving a tax break to U.S. companies on export See page 2A, column 4 CLOSEUP OF GIANT African snail which ecologists fear may damage much South Florida plant life. The snail was found recently in several areas of Miami and had to be attacked with insecticides.

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