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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Clewing mid colder lonlgut Wllli lows 38 lit Sunny Tuesday with highs 00 lo (15. i CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAIt RAPIDS, IOWA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1971 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPl, NEW YORK TIMES Cedar Rapldt Police were continuing (hcii search Monday for two men seen running Sunday from the John Beving residence, 919 Sixth street SE, shortly after he suffered a fatal gunshot wound lo the head. Beving, 61, a widower, died at p.m. Sunday at University hospitals, Iowa City. The shooting took place in the living room of his home at 8 a.m. Sunday. Police say robbery was the apparent motive for the in- cident. Shortly after the shooting two black men in their early 20s were seen hurrying from the scene. One suspect was described as over six feet tall weighing 160 pounds. The other suspect was 5 feet 7 inches tall weighing 160 pounds. Beving was taken to Mercy hospital, but was later trans- ferred to University hospitals. Neighbors heard the shot, saw the men leaving and called po- lice. An undetermined amount of money was taken, police said. The loss was net believed to be large, however. The handgun used in the shooting was not recovered. An autopsy performed Sunday af- ternoon showed died of a single bullet wound. Twelve detectives worked on tlie case on Sunday and lion day, whicli are their normal of days. Police issued a request to any one having any knowledge o (he murder to call the detective bureau. Information will be heh in confidence, they said. John S. Beving, 61, a resident Meany Lashes Idea of Wage-Price Guidelines RECORD-HOLDER A U. S. air force SR-71 "Blackbird" spy plane averaged transatlantic crossing Sunday to break the old record by more than an hour. Toleptioto m.p.h. on its of Cedar Rapids for the last 28 years, was born Nov. 12, 1912, near Wellsburg. He was mar- ried to Patricia Longerbeam in June of 1951. She died Jan. 3, 1974. .Mr. Beving was an employe of the Rock Island railroad 'and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks local 954. Surviving arc 'a son, John, 'at home; his mother, Maggie Bev- ing, Wellsburg; a brother. LeRoy, Wellsburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Rupe, Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Vinson Luwe, Littleton, Colo. Services: Wednesday at at Murdoch cftepel in Marion by the Rev. Gilbert Gilgan. Burial: Oak Shade cemetery, Marion. Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. Tuesday. o Spy Plane flies roster Bullet for Transatlantic Record Gazelle Lcuscd Wires FARNBOROUGH, England A sleek black American spy plane flying faster than a bullet has broken flic transatlantic speed record by more than an hour. The SR-71, successor to the U- 2 high-altitude spy landed at the Farnborough airfield south of London Sunday after completing the High from New York in one hour am 56 minutes. Flying as high as. 15 miles, i averaged miles an hour spokesman said. Nearly New York-Paris The plane, known as the Slackbird, overshot the runway at the air show 20 miles south- west of London, raced on to Am- sterdam in the Netherlands, .vhcclcd sharply and flew back .0 Farnborough. "One slight miscalculation ind we would have made it New York-Paris one of Say Tourists Face Unleaded Gas Shortage in Canada DETROIT (AP) Americans! The Canadian Automobile driving new cars into Canada this fall may have trouble find- ing fuel. Unleaded gas, required for 1975-model cars sold in the U.S., will be scarce north of the border, especially off main tourist routes. Canada's industry department says about a third of the brand- name gas stations in urban areas will have unleaded fuel available this October, but only one in eight stations in rurali areas will offer it. Unleaded gas is for (he catalytic converter system used on most American 1H75- moilel cars In control emis- sions. The one hopeful sign for prospective tourists is that Detroit mechanics say a few of leaded giis will not ruin till1 lirnati's unleaded IJM.S sales Assn. reports that only Shell stations along highway 401, the main cast-wesl highway from Detroit to Toronto and" Mon- treal, have unleaded gasoline now. Other stations along the route indicate they are. planning to get it, but won't say when. Americans may also have to keep a funnel in (heir (riink before they head north. The gas tank opening on the new ears is too small for the used lo pump leaded gas. and a funnel has ti> he used if j unleaded gas isn't available. Ford, Chrysler and American Motors have not put the con- verters on their cars .sold in Canada. General Motors will make them optional. Ford of- ficials said the decision not lo equip its Canadian cars with the converter was made because of the unavailability of the fuel gasoline will not hurt the- crewmen, Maj. Noel Wid dicfield, told President Fon when the President telephone! lo congratulate him and Maj Jim Sullivan on their "mag nificent achievement." An air force spokesman sale the plane hit top speeds of more than m.p.h. during the record flight. He said the plane excecdec the speed of a 30.06-caliber bul- let, which travels at feet second. Old Record At m.p.h., (he SR-71 was flying at feet a second. The air force said it was ask- Turks Claim Greeks Slew 40 Cypriots NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Turkey claims that Greek Cypriots massacred scores of civilians in a village near Famagusla, while the govern- ncnt of Cyprus is blaming Turkish troops for the death of :i noted Greek Cypriot artist. The Turkish state Ankara said that at radio least >odies of Turks, mostly children )nd old people, were removed from a mass grave near he village of Muratuga. It said he victims had been shot and :ome of the bodies mutilated. The exhumation was wit- nessed by U. N. peacekeeping troops and foreign newsmen, the broadcast claimed. It said the grave was discovered by ii shepherd who saw a hand sticking out of (lie ground. Meanwhile, (he Greek Cypriol government announced I h a t Michael Kashialos, a 911-year-old ing the Federation Aeronautiqu Internationale, which accredit all aviation records, to certif. the Blackbird's tune as the York-to-London record. The fastest previous crossing of the Atlantic was -3 hours minutes from Boston to Paris flown last 'June by the Con corde, the Anglo-French super sonic jetliner. The previous New Yortto-London record was hours 46 minutes, set five years ago by a British navy Phantom fighter. "We had no Sulli van reported. "We were on au iomatic pilot for two thirds o! .he way." Public Debut Sullivan and Widdiefield' took off from the U.S. Strategic Aii Command's base at Beale, !alif., crossed the U.S. at sub- sonic speeds, and slowed to 500 nilcs an hour to refuel twice over the Atlantic, near Ncw- oundland and south of Grcen- and. The Blackbird lias been in service since 1966, but its ap- pearance at the Farnborough show was its debut before the public. The air force said it has a range of more than miles without refueling and can photo- graph an area the size of Bri- tain in just over an hour, pro- ducing pictures detailed enough (Continued: Page 3, Col. Ate Huckleberries, Slepi on Ferns WEST UNION State, county and West Union authorities ar rested four people Saturday night at a farm northwest of here following burglaries of one St. Lucas and two West Union businesses. Charged with various counts were Charles Doehmler, 21, Hawkeye; his wife, Kachelle Powell Doehmler, 21, who gave her address as Cedar Rapids, and Cory Kamm, 19, Fayette. Also apprehended was Rox- anne Saland, 15, Waterloo, a runaway from the Mitchellvillc raining school for girls. She was returned lo the school. Theft The four reportedly broke into Mark's jewelry store in St. .ucas and took approximately worth of rings, watches and other items. Also broken into was Bill's Iport shop in West Union, from v h i c h two shotguns, two landguns and assorted ammiini- ion were taken. A new pickup truck was stolen rom Wilbur Ford Sales in West Jnion. This was later found orthcasl of St. Lucas with the indshield, back window and ashboard blasted out. The jewelry and one of the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2.) WASHINGTON (AP) AFL- CIO President George Mean denounced wage-price guide lines shortly after Labor Sccre lary Brennan said the adminis (ration may have to employ them in the fight against infla lion. With enforced guidelines "We'd be compelled to strik and if we struck against tin guidelines we would be consid er-ed very M e a n y said on ABC-TV's "Issues and Sunday. Wage Rise Mcany also said he expects wages to go up because the only way a worker can catch up with prices that rose higher than the 5.5 percent wage increase limits during 27 months of controls is "through his wage envelope." One hour earlier, Brennan said such guidelines, under which workers and businesses would voluntarily keep wage and price increases below government-suggested limit "may be the way we have to go" in combating inflation. Speaking on CBS-TV's "Face the Nation" program, Brennan said guidelines were definitely going lo be discussed by the new Council on Wage and Prici Stability, which President Fore obtained from congress to moni. tor the inflation fight. Meany contended that sucl guidelines arc enforced on wages but not on prices. "Guidelines Unfair "I think wagii and- price gui- delines would be just as unfaii as wage and price controls be cause our experience shows prices are not controlled. But wages are very, very dcfini lely controlled because ever; employer becomes an cnforc Meany said. Guidelines would have to rely on governmental "jawboning' for their effectiveness, Brennan said, and would have to be cs tablished on an industry by in- dustry basis. Mcany said guidelines were tried during the Johnson ad- ministration and "became sorl of a laugh in the industrial complex on both the union and the employers' side." The only equitable situation ould be no controls at all or the creation of an enormous fed- eral bureaucracy lo control wages and prices at every level the economy, Mcany said, but lie said he was not in favor of such controls. Within Increase Brennan declined to offer spe- cific guidelines for labor con- racls but said unions should try o keep wage demands within he increase in the cost of liv- ng. He said he favors contracls vhich provide wage increases when the cost of living rises but also acknowledged that some workers particularly hard hit by inflation should be allowed out any lax hike requests before the end of the year. They have not divulged what the President might seek in 1975. The labor chieftain repeated earlier remarks that the country is headed for a depres- sion unless the administration makes a quick reversal of its economic policies. Ford "is not going to turn this around by fol- lowing the same policy that's been a disaster for the last Meany said. Employment Plan Asked if the labor deparlment was equipped to handle a de- pression, Brennan outlined a federal plan to increase public :ervice employment in response to increases 'in unemployment. If the present, rate of 5.3 percent were to go as high as 7 percent, the federal government would create some public ser- vice jobs, Brennan said. Meany called for an end lo money policies, saying interest rates arc the tight nigh (Continued: Col. 6.) RollsatU.S. Schools Hit 4-Year Low WASHINGTON (AP) The 58.6-million students going back to classes in the coming week will be the lowest number in "our years, but (he cost of edu- cating them may reach a record billion. In a back-to-school forecast, U. S. Education Commissioner Terrel H. Bell says that 1974-75 enrollments will fall seven- lenths of one percent below the previous year, a continuation of the steady decline that began in 1971. Enrollment Drop Enrollment in kindergarten 'hrough the eighth grade is cx- )ectcd to drop 2.1 percent to J4.4 million. Public schools will lave fewer pupils and larger pay increases lo catch up. Meany said he expected to sec a tax increase after the No- nonpublic schools will lose abou The junior and senior hig schools, grades nine throug welve, will gain 1.5 pcrcc-n enrollment to 15.6 million, ac cording to Bell. All of the in :rease is expected in the publi ligh schools. The high schoo :lass of 1975 is expected to Ix he largest in history exceeding ast year's 3.1 million graduates College and university enroll nenls will increase about 100, 00, or 1.3 percent to 8.6 mil on students. Virtually all ol he increase is expected to oc- ur in public institutions. Bell said education cxpcndi- urcs this year may total J108 illion, an increase of bil- on or some 11 percent over ast year's bill of billion. Breaking down the costs, ele- mentary and secondary school j spending is expected lo rise 10 percent to billion. That's billion for public schools, an WASHINGTON Pres- ident Ford Monday signed a landmark pension reform bill setting up the first federal ma- chinery to regulate private re- tirement plans, guaranteeing the rights of more than 30 million workers enrolled in them. The President interrupted his holiday weekend stay at Camp David lo preside over the sign- ing ceremony in the White House rose garden. Among the 194 invited guests for the Labor day signing were members of congress who helped push through the legislation, along with top business, government and labor union officials. Great Pleasure In a prepared statement, Ford said. "Today with great plea- sure, I am signing into law a andmark measure that may fi- nally give the American worker solid protection in his pension plan. "It is certainly appropriate that his law be signed on Labor day, since this act marks a brighter future for almost all the men and women of our labor force." I.W. Abel, president of (he United Stcelworkers of Ameri- ca, issued a statement saying the bill "is a landmark piece of social legislation that ranks with'-such oilier Msloric legisla- tion as the. Wagner Act, Medi- care, Social Security and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Senator Bcnlsen a chief sponsor of the legislation, said: "This law will give peace of mind lo millions of Ameri- cans. They will know that when retirement, their be there waiting they reach money will (or them. Workers Rights The pension bill for the first time guarantees workers rights v e m b c r elections although !l Ford's spokesmen have ruled) (Continued: Page 3, Col. ;i.) Lost 4 Days, Woman, primitive painter, died Saturday of injuries inflicted on him two weeks ago by Turkish troops. In an inlerviow last week, Kashialos said some Turkish soldiers invaded his home to rob him and beat him when he said he had no money. He suf- (Coilliiiued: Col. 3 t the engine on a car catalytic converter, bill il will percent of the lolal >old in the'evcntually ruin llu- converter. country in 197-1, and less I'ne car lo pollute more 7.3 percent in HI7fi. And than allowed under the I'.S. jiiy inoM of the demand in jOan Air Act. Can.'Kla will come from U.S. Converters arc estimated In loiirisls. cost between and Toilny's Chuckle A little old lady being checked in at an airline cnunler asked the agent: "How long a hang- livvcr will I have in BRIDAL VEIL, Ore. (AP) Seventy-one-year-old Frances Hodge, lost for four days on the rugged slopes of a foot mountain, kept herself alive by eating berries, sleep- ing on a fern bed and using survival techniques learned years ago. But when she was rescued, she apologized for the wild huckleberry stains oil IKT hands and .shooed away photog- raphers and reporters as she was carried to safety. Miss Hodge disappeared Wednesday when she lefl a group of picnickers from a Mil- w a u k i c Ore., retirement home lo find n rest room. I Whr-n she did not return to party, the group conducted its own search, then called auth- orities. .She uas found .Sunday bv a forest r.inger just over a mile from the headquarters of a 100-mcmber search parly. "She was sitting in a trail, holding two slicks sjic used for said David Riser, the ranger at Ml. Hood national forest cast of Port- land who found Miss I lodge. "I was surprised Dial, .she looked in as good condition as she did. She looked almost as neat as the pictures carried in the. newspapers, except her dre.ss was a little soiled." ".She. said, Tin Kiser .said. Searchers, who had called in helicopters to bolster their efforts, shook their heads in disbelief when they were told she had been found jusl a short distance from the bound- ary of string they had f-cl a few days earlier. Clad in a housedress and .sturdy oxfords, the former bi- ology teacher and medical li- brarian told Kiser that she had kep herself alive with sur- vival techniques learned years ago in a hiking club. was in pretty wild the ranger said. "If she would have gone north .she would have hit Hie steep bluffs overlooking t h e Columbia river. Otherwise. .'-lie would have continued in the rolling terrain with pome prttly sleep .slopes and canjons." conversation with Miss Hodge, determined Ilia! she was in cnndilion, and lefl her so he could alert. Hie search parly, ".She didn't seem alarmed at being left said Kiser. "She just asked for .somelhing to sit on, M I gave her my vest." When a learn of sheriff's deputies and Kxplorer Scouts arrived with a litler, Miss Hodgu a.skcd for drink of water or orange juice. Later, at Grcsham (''immu- nity hospital, she had annllrer request no more huckleber- ries. ''She said .she' huckleberries lo c.'it a didn't want to .se to some retirement benefits if they change jobs after a certain length of service. It also seeks to assure that the money for pensions will be there when workers retire. Some to cxist- ng private pension plans and .hose that may be set up in the 'ulure are affected by the law. But. the law does not require imploycrs without pension plans o establish them. Only about alf the U.S. work force has uch protection. Nor docs the bill necessarily iicrcase pension benefits, which ow average about a month or retired workers. But the legislation contains o-called "vesting" provisions, guarantee (he employe il the pension benefits to which 3 is entitled after no more lan 15 years of service. An employer may pick one of iree options for vesting: 25% of Benefits The first would provide a orkcr at least 25 percent of benefits after five years on e job and 100 percent after years. The second would give total ;hls to accumulated benefits only after 10 years, but nothing if the employe, left the job be- fore then. The third option provides for (Continued: Pago 3, Col. 5.) Today's Index Comics i 26 Crossword 21! Daily Iteeord 3 Deaths 3 Fditnrial Features 6 Farm 18 Financial 27 Marion Ill Movies 25 Society Sporls Television Want Ails 12-15 21-21 r, Ifi 28-35   

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