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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Chance of rain Monday night. Lows mid 50s. Partly cloudy Tuesday with highs in the low 80s. BJ VOLUME 92 — NUMBER 229 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES -M " Pi rn rn i f ____ l:| WM ll fm K f > # fi? it- I * $< «•' " * it* i- ALGIERS (AP) — Portugal began the liquidation of its rebellious African empire Monday by signing a grant of independence for its colony of Portuguese Guinea. Secret talks on the agreement began here last week. It was signed by Portuguese Foreign Minister Mario Soares and Major Pedro Pires of the rebel movement in the West African territory—the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands. The Portuguese news agency Ani, in a report from the colony, said the two sides agreed to declare it independent as of Sept. 12. U.N. Admission The Lisbon government told the U.N. Aug. ll of Portugal’s intention to grant the colony independence and support Guinea’s admission to the world body. The insurgent movement, which began a guerilla war for independence in 1961, plans to call the new nation the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. The nationalist leaders made a unilateral declaration of independence last September and formed a provisional government headed by President Louis Cabral. Soares traveled to Algiers Thursday to iron out details of the transfer. The main stumbling block had*been the status of the Cape Verde islands. 600.000 People The liberation group had insisted on immediate independence for the strategically-located islands off Africa’s West I Cedar Rapids Newscast. Portugal had favored delaying independence. The Islands will not immediately become part of Guinea-Bissau but Portugal pledged to hold a referendum on them. Portuguese Guinea, a triangle of land with a population of Rapids consumer price index about 600,000, is the poorest of now stands at 140.4 (January, Ford Sets Five Goals For Economic Summit WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres- economic summit and ident Ford has set five goals for plans to cut the budget, the economic conference next    Grayson    said the new month that he hopes will de-,monitoring agency might have velop ways to deal with infla-: some influence over wages and t * on -    | prices but “I am not for the In a lengthy session Monday! jawboning that is in this agency, with his cabinet and economic I think that sort of threat to the advisors to lay the groundwork American economy will actually for the forthcoming summit, in some cases increase prices Fird set these goals:    rather than decreasing them.” To clarify the nation’s present    * * * ! economic condition.    Taking    a    day    off from the of- To identify the causes of the!Hee Sunday, the President went present inflation.    !to church, played 18 holes of To develop a consensus, if golf and relaxed at a party with a I possible, on basic ideal with inflation. policies to To consider new and realistic members of the press who traveled with him as vice-president. He heard the Rev. Patricia -Gazette Photo by Duane Crock hi is Last Welcome for Students It was back to school Monday for students in the Cedar Rapids Community school district, and students at Madison school, 1341 Woodside drive NW, were welcomed back with this sign. Harry Clark, building engineer, is shown finishing putting the sign in place, while Principal Clarence B. Luvaas looks on. Luvaas started a custom of placing the sign when he was principal at Erskine school before being transferred to Madison last year. This was his last chance to follow the custom, since he is retiring at the end of the school year. C.R. Living Costs Rise 3% in Leaders of Factions on Quarter, Jump 11.3% for Year r r    Cyprus    Meet ewi ~    !    fewer    hours    worked    in    Julv    than    and    girls’    down    Overall,    the    /    » Cedar Rapids’ cost of living I April continued to soar upward during the second quarter, increasing three percent — the same as the national rate of price increases. The metropolitan Cedar Portugal’s African territories. The Cape Verde Islands, in I cent in the last year tile Atlantic some 400 miles off the coast, have a population of about 250.000. Portugal has promised to negotiate independence for its two other African territories — Mo- 15.8 percent above a year ago. Higher prices for gas, oil and used cars account for the big increase. Food costs actually dropped 1967, equals IOO), up 11.3 per-! 1.2 percent in the quarter, but 1 are still 12.4 percent higher than During the same year’s time, a Y ear a 2°- gross weekly earnings for the average Cedar Rapids factory worker rose $11.60 to $191.78. However, the rapid rise in fewer hours    worked in July than I and    girls’    down.    Overall, the category was up 1.6 in the By United Press International Transportation    costs    were    up: c | aarte G a °d 9.5 percent above a     an( j    Greek Cypriot 7.2 percent in the mid-April to - vear a L°-    community leaders Monday met mid-July period, and now stand! For the year, the costs for ap-1    ;    fontina parel, transportation and health or * irst time Mnce and recreation rose faster in began on Cyprus six weeks ago Cedar Rapids than the nation as| a nd agreed to meet once a week a whole. Other local increases to continue their dialogue, U.N. were    less    than    the national!Secretary General    Waldheim average.    j^d. Cedar Rapids “They have agreed to meet Last Last| once    a wee ^     on    Mondays,” Qtr. Year I Waldheim told newsmen after a Fear 13 Died In Hotel Fire zambique and Angola - ending j P[ iees resulted in r a J°, s Q s of P ul : more than five centuries of colonial rule in Africa. The Guinea talks followed last spring’s military coup that ended more than four decades of right-wing dictatorship in Portugal and reversed the government’s policy of holding onto|average its African empire. chasing power of $6.29 a week compared to a year ago. Transportation Sales Tax The decline was attributed to the removal of the three percent sales tax from food. Since the price survey was made in mid-July, the sales price removal was applied to the full quarter. Meat, poultry and fish prices Iowa Electric Seeks Second From April to July, according showed a substantial to the report prepared by the over the past quarter and year, department of labor and Iowa Fruit and vegetable prices State university extension, continued their rapid price rise weekly earnings de- begun last fall, while dairy dined $6.05 largely because of product prices dropped from — {April to July, but remain well above year ago levels. (jumped 4.3 percent in the up 11.3 percent from a ago. Home ownership Iowa Electric, said the amendment would increase electric revenues about 9.66 percent over the rate schedules now in effect. IE customers were informed of the application in letters mailed Monday. ‘Reluctant’ Rate Increase in 4 Months^ year < cedar Rapids N»ws—    ,    particular interest The enor-i titilities and interest rates Iowa Electric Light and Power 1 mous j ncrease j n ^ interest, were ma i° r contributors to the Co. Monday filed an application ^ or borrowed money must ^8 hike. for a $7 million increase in be paid to attract investment in    Apparel    Mixed ond^nfou^months 3    sec    ;    the company.    Apparel    costs    showed    mixed The application was tiled with    .Necessity    trends,    with men s and boys' the Iowa State commerce com-: “These investments are an J clothing prices up and women’s mission as an amendment to an absoluter necessity if we are to electric rate application filed maintain the high quality of serest April    I    vice that our customers need Duane Arnold, chairman 0 fi™dde 5 erve. We provided that the board and president ofi hl S h d^lity sendee lhls , sum ; mer when the most prolonged hot spell since 1936 resulted in peak demands for electric ser-l vice. Our company successfully met those demands.” Arnold said that IE has! always worked to keep rates the ! lowest practicable level. “We are extremely proud of! Arnold said the company filed our record of having reduced for the rate increase very reluc-j electric rates five times during tantly, but was forced to do so;the 1960s when our costs were! by economic conditions.     1    decreasing,”    he    said. ‘‘This request was filed sol “The increase we se^k today that we can meet the continu-;places our residential rates at ing, unprecedented increases in about the same level as they costs of all kinds that are plagu- were in 1954 Now, as our costs ing the utility industry,” Arnoldj increase, we must pass them on to be able to continue providing Group All Items ....... 30% 113% Food -1.2 124 Housing 4.3 11.3 Apparel 1.6 9.5 Transportation .. . 7.2 15.8 Health and Rec. . 3.7 8.3 U.S. Average Last Last Qtr. Year Group All Items 3.0% 118% Food 1.2 13.9 Housing 3.4 12.4 Apparel . 1.3 7.6 Transportation .. . 6.1 143 Health and Rec. . . 3.4 8.2 35-minute meeting between Cyprus President Glafkos derides, leader of the Greek community, and Rauf Denktash, the nominal vicepresident of Cyprus andiron, leader of the Turks. approaches to the inflation prob- F ar k, 27, deacon of Immanuel lem.    Church-on-the-Hill i n Alex- To define hardship areas re- andria, Va., preach a sermon in quiring immediate action.    which she expressed her anger, Press Secrptarv Jerald ter-^frustration and confusion over Horst said Ford plans to devote the Episcopal Church con-as much of his time as he can to t rovcrs y about ordination of the summit scheduled for Sept. I women as priests. 27 and 28.    Asked    how he felt on the issue “The last thing he wants is a in his church, Ford said: cosmetic treatment of this mat- don’t think I should comment ter,” terHorst said, adding that until I know more about it.” the summit will have full press Arriving at Burning Tree gol and television coverage.    course in Bethesda, Md., he dis News Conference     cov " cd „ t ! is 1 clabs had been left at the White House. They were Since inflation is a problem affecting everyone in America,    (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) the President wants to involve! —- everyone in the effort to find A ILa^i + iqc solutions, terHorst said.    I    ll O I I I I 6 5 Ford announced he will hold; his first presidential news conference on Wednesday. It will be a full-scale televised) session, with questioning expected to give him a chance to discuss what his administration will do about the growing inflation. Before meeting with the cabinet, Ford called in economic counselor Kenneth Rush and his newly-named conference executive director, William Seidman. an accountant and longtime Ford friend from Grand Rapids. Later Talks Aides said the President will have talks later in the week with academic, labor and business representatives and outside economists on preliminary phases of the summit conference. He got support for his anticontrols stand Sunday from three leading business men, but a bit of unfavorable comment about the new Council on wage and price stability from an economist for former President Today 9 s Chuckle In spite of jets, missiles, rockets and such, the research - and - development experts have yet to invent something that goes faster than a week of vacation. Waldheim emerged from the meeting in a tin-corrugated U.N. army hut with Denktash on the left and derides on his right. They shook hands with each other and Waldheim before leaving. ‘‘We had a very fruitful meeting. We discussed humanitarian problems,” Waldheim told newsmen. He said the talks showed the “good intentions of both leaders.” “I feel this good beginning in this field will help contribute to a political solution to the Cyprus problem.” the Austrian statesman said. Earlier Waldheim met separately with derides and Denk-coovriQht I* 35 * 1 Th c two leaders approach-(Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) The three against re-imposition of controls were Arthur Wood, board chairman and chief executive officers Sears, Roebuck and Co.; O. BERKELEY SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) — Workmen searching the smoldering rubble of a downtown hotel recovered another body Monday, one of the remaining victims of a fire which authorities believe claimed 13 lives. Nine bodies were removed from the ruins of the Washington House hotel, a picturesque old brick structure which had served almost a century as a lodging place for tourists who bathed in the city’s mineral springs. Assistant State Fire Marshall R. Randall Hall said the blaze is believed to have started in the restaurant area on the first floor and then fanned out throughout the hotel. Rescue workers spent Sunday night searching for bodies in the four-story structure, believed to be about 75 years old. Damage was estimated at 400,000. More than IOO firemen from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania fought 0 ];the fire. Six firemen, one observer and Pendleton Thomas, president two hotel guests were given and chief executive officer of emergency room treatment a the B. F. Goodrich Co., and i M ° r K a "    War    Memorial Frank Milliken, president of Kennecott Copper Corp. Appearing on ABC’s Issues and Answers, the three agreed that the country is not heading into a serious recession. ‘‘It’s a slowdown,” Milliken said. Grayson View' W’ood predicted “inflation will taper off toward the end of the year.” C. Jackson Grayson, who headed the Federal Price Commission under Nixon, said he hospital, officials said. Another firemen and six guests were admitted to the hospital, but two of those were released later Sunday. J. Richard Hawvermale, a Berkeley county planner, said 23 persons were in the building at the time the fire broke out and IO made it out safely. Kenny Butts, a Berkeley Springs volunteer fireman, was one of the first to arrive. “Within a couple of minutes it was all gone,” he said. “We couldn't approves of Ford’s calling of aniget into the building.” Find Widespread Monoxide Peril Levels said “Tbe .soaring costs include labor, materials, services, and (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) CHICAGO (AP) - Researchers said Monday that nearly half of all nonsmoking Americans have dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in their blood. And for those who wnoke cigarets, the problem is even more severe, the researchers at the Medical college of Wisconsin found. The study, contained in Monday’s issue of the Journal of the American    .Medical Assn., reports on a 30-month survey during 1969-72 of 29,(HK) blood donors living in urban, suburban and rural areas. Automobile exhaust ih a major source of environmental carbon monoxide. High levels of the noxious gas are especially harmful to the elderly, infants and heart patients. Federal standards set blood concentrations of 1.5 percent or more of carbon monoxide as the harmful level. The study was done by Dr. Richard Stewart and his associates in the department of environmental medicine at the Milwaukee college. They found that 45 percent of those tested had concentrations of carbon monoxide exceeding the federal standard. They also found that “tobacco smoking was the single most important factor” responsible for the lug hest con centrations of carbon monoxide. Smokers had three or more times the amount in their blood as nonsmokers. High levels of the gas reduce the amount of oxygen the blood can carry through the body. It can cause drowsiness, blurred vision ami reduced mental alertness. Extremely high levels in confined places can be fatal. Geographical location, occupation and meteorological conditions also were found to influence carbon monoxide concentrations in the blood. Three-fourths of those studied in Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago had greater than 1.5 percent concentrations. In New York and Washington, DC., 35 percent were measured at that level. The researchers found that city dwellers consistently had higher blood carbon monoxide concentrations than persons living in suburban and rural areas. Among occupational groups, taxicab drivers generally had higher levels of carbon monoxide than others. The researchers remarked that the most relevant finding of their study was “the astounding observation that 45 percent of all the nonsmoking blood donors tested” had car bon monoxide levels greater than 1.5 percent. They also said it was “surprising” to find that the smaller towns in New Hampshire and Vermont had atmospheric concentrations above permissible levels. Here are percentages of nonsmokers found to have elevated levels of carbon monoxide in their blood at other locales in the study: Anchorage, 56; Detroit, 42; Honolulu, 39; Houston, 30, Miami, 33; Milwaukee, 26; New Orleans, 59; Phoenix, 24; St. Louis, 35; Salt Lake City, 27; San Francisco, 61; Seattle, 55; Vermont and New Hampshire, 18. urderous Threesome STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) Heavily armed state troopers and Texas Rangers mounted on horseback surged into rugged ranch country Monday after spotting three escaped convicts wanted in a bloody three-state crime spree. The search, being conducted with bloodhounds, was intensified after an officer using binoculars spotted the three walking along the bank of a creek, which is a tributary of the South Fork and Bosque rivers. The convicts escaped from a Colorado penitentary and have been engaging in a campaign of revenge in New Mexico and Texas against witnesses at their trials. “All we’ve got to do is get lucky,” said Dist. Atty. Bob Glasgow. Officers guarded the north part of Stephenville — the direction from which the three would come if they headed for this small central Texas city. Sealed Off The convicts were r**ar Texas highway 108 leading north from Stephenville into an area which had been sealed off. The trio had also been sighed there at 2 a m. Sunday, but eluded officers then. Pledging revenge and carrying a death list of those who helped send them to jail, the three Colorado convicts shot their way across north Texas, leaving behind two dead, five wounded, two kidnap and rape victims and several wrecked and abandoned cars. The three-day, 150-mile journey of murder and random violence was halted early Sunday 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth along a seldom traveled dirt road. Their stolen car smashed into an embankment near a farm windmill and the three escaped on foot into thick underbrush familiar to at least one of the convicts. State and local police, including a half dozen Texas rangers, patrolled the perimeter of the five-mile-wide thicket throughout the warm but sometimes rainy night, but there were no reported sightings of the escaped convicts. The trio, who escaped from the Colorado State penitentiary at Canon City, Colo., Thursday, were identified as Dalton Williams, 29, Snyder, Texas, Jerry Ulmer, 22, Garland, Texas, and Richard Magnum, 22, Denver. Rugged Area The area where they were believed hiding is sparsely populated and rugged — and well known to Ulmer. “He once lived down here,” Erath county Dist. Atty. Bob Glasgow said. “His brother said he had deer-hunted every inch of it.” Ulmer was serving a life sentence in Colorado for murder and Williams was on an indeterminate sentence for armed robbery and assault. Magnum was serving three to five years for joy riding, a form of auto theft. The three placed stuffed dummies in their bunks Thursday and then breached the wall. The violence began after they stole a car in Colorado and worked (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) 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