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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Clear tonight w 11 h lows 37 lo n. Kalr Wednesday iwllli highs In 411 Id 70s. VOLUME 92-NUMBER 237 Tlic calendar claims there are still 17 more days of summer remaining, but lowans are a bit skeptical of that after waking up Tuesday morning to record low temperatures. Cedar Rapids had an official low of 37 degrees, the coldest for this date ever. The previous low temperature for Sept. 3 was 41 in 1924. And it seems a bit early to report that Iowa's icebox, Spencer, had the state's official low 32 degrees also a new record. Spencer's previous low for iiiis dale was 35 in 1S52. More Expected The record cold is due to a cool high pressure system thai lias settled over the. Midwest. More of the same is cxpeclec Tuesday night and early Wednesday, with lows in the east predicted in the 30s, while the western part of the state will have overnight lows in the mid-40s. Record low temperatures were set in DCS Moines, Burl- ington, Mason City, Storm Lake, Council Bluffs, O'ltumwa, Wa- terloo, Cedar Rapids, Sioux Cily, Spencer and Dubuquc. In some spots in Cedar Rapids, the temperature was even colder. A 33-degree reading on the far northeast side was substantiated by a thin film of ice on the windshield of All-Time Records If you're looking for all-time, all-time low records for this lime of year, the local tempera- ture books show it also hit a chilly 37 degrees on Aug. 30, 1915. The coldest September day on record in Cedar Rapids was Sept. 30, 1899 when it was 22 degrees. A local gardening center said 2 Teenagers Charged in C. R. Murder Two teenagers Monday were charged with murder and rob- bery and a third person was being sought in the shooting death of John Beving, 61, at his residence. Beving was shot once in the head with a .22 caliber pistol in CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1974 CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES This Year's Food Price Rise Survey Finds !he front room of his residence, 919 Sixth street SE, shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday. Police arrested Kelly John- :on, 16, of 816 Twelfth avenue SE, and Steven L. Washington, 16, of 907 Fourteenth avenue SE, Monday afternoon. Warrant Issued A warrant charging murder ind robbery with aggravation las been issued for Eddie Aycrs, 23, also known as Eddie While, of 816 Twelfth avenue SE. Ayers is described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. All three suspects are black. Beving died at p.m. Sun- day at University hospitals, Iowa City. First Accounts First accounts of the shooting indicated two suspects were seen running from the resi- dence. Police said Tuesday the third suspect ran from the residence immediately after the shooting. The other two left minutes later, police said. The suspects allegedly took less lhan 510 from Beving's son, John, 10, who was in the house at the time of the shooting. The murder weapon has not 3cen recovered, police said. Located Car A car believed to have been driven by Aycrs was found 'Mon- day night in front of his home. Police said they do.not know what means of transportation Aycrs is using. The two suspects were being, held in the Linn county jail vithout bond pending-court ar- raignments later Tuesday. Officials Lower Toll t h c overnight temperatures "most certainly" affected toma- to plants, perhaps most vulnera- ble to cold. While it's generally warmer near flic ground, Ihe garden specialist said damage lo loma- (ConlinuccI: Page 3, Col. 6.) Nabbed as Spy KARLSRUHE, West Germany (AP) Police have arrested an official of Ihc Public Service Workers Union in Stuttgart on charges of spying for East Ger- many since 1968. BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (UPI) An explosion tore through 'wo townhouses in a Detroit apartment complex Tuesday, le veling both of them and hurling shards of glass over a square block area. A third townhousc was less extensively damaged. Hospital officials in Bir- mingham said three persons were hurt. Earlier, Birmingham police put the figure at 30. A Birmingham fire depart- ment spokesman said the blast, al a complex called Ihc Wil- i a m s b u r g Aparjments, ap- parently was touched off by a man atlemp-ling lo light a gas slove. Newark Violence Tclcpholo While a Newark, N. J., police car burned, a young Puerto Rican held a small flag high over the wreckage near Branch Brook park Monday as a Puerto Rican folk festival erupted in violence. The city was reported to be relatively calm Tuesday after Puerto Rican residents staged massive demon- strations protesting alleged police brutality. Two 'men were wounded by gun- fire in the violence and more than a dozen other persons were injured. The melee began in th park when a child was reportedly trampled by a policeman's horse. John Dean Set To Begin Watergate Prison Term WASHINGTON (AP) spend his sentence in the mill- Dean, the principal accuser of President Nixon in the Water- gate scandal, is starling a one- to-four-year prison term Tues- day. He is scheduled lo surrender lo federal marshals. It was ex- peeled lhat he would be con- fined initially at Fort Holabird, Md., so lhat he will be available to testify al the Watergate cover-up trial which is lo begin here Sept. 30. Dean pled guilty last year lo a charge of conspiring lo ob- struct justice in connection with, the cover-up of Ihc 1972 iniuin security prison in Lom- poc, Calif. Dean and his wife, Maureen, have been living in a home near Beverly Hills, Calif., since moving from Alexandria. Va., earlier this year. He was disbarred as a lawyer in Vir- ginia for his role in Ihe Water- gale affair. Dean. 35, was While House counsel during Ihe crilical period following Ihc breakin and President Confers wifh Economic visers as WASHINGTON (AP) Cre- dited with taking a forthright approach to national problems by AFL-CIO President George Meany. President Ford held an- other round of talks Tuesday with key economic advisers. Ford met in late morning with s economic counselor, Ken- iclh Rush; Chairman Alan Greenspan of Ihe Council of Eco- lomic Advisers and L. William Seidman, who is in charge of planning for a Sept. 27-28 eco- lomic summit conference here. The President, who will chair Thursday White House mcet- ng of eminent economists as a ircliminary lo the summit, also :et aside a big chunk of his af- crnoon for a second meeting vilh an expanded group of ceo- lomic advisers. "Long Battle" Meanwhile, top administration conomic adviser Roy Ash said 'uesday that Ihe nation can cx- icct "a long, difficult battle" irobably as long as two years eforc inflation is reduced lo a casonable level. said the public must realize that "there is no single answer to inflation or there is no single moment at which the light will dawn and we'll all know exactly what to do and when to do it." Painting a generally gloomy economic picture, Ash said: "Inflation isn't going lo go down immediately just as we don't have a solution in front of us immediately. Itie battle has lo be fought constantly and across many fields and the rate of inflation is not going immediately down. "It may go down a lillc bit and go down over Ihe next two or three years ahead il will lot go down sharply in the months of September, October, November or December. We lave lo look for a long, difficult battle lhat will take many months, many quarters, in fact a year or two out into Ihc future before it gels down to what we would call reasonable rates." "Sliced to Scvcn" He said "we would be well on Ihc way" lo licking inflation if es lo blame government not business and labor for the na- tion's economic woes. But lhat will change under Ford's ad- ministration, Meany said. "Straight lalk is this Pres- ident's long suit and that is what the country and her people he said. Not by Demand Meany, president of the AFL- CIO, went on to assert that the current inflation is not caused by excessive demand and, therefore, (hat "budget cuts, high interest rales and tight money which might be appro- priate weapons against exces- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) By The Associated Press Higher prices for everything butter to pork chops helped push up the family grocery bill again during Au- gust, according lo an Associated Press markelbasket survey. The survey showed that the markelbasket has risen 11 per- cent so far this year and prices are 14 percent higher than they were 12 months ago. The AP checked the prices of 15 food and non-food items in 13 cities on March 1, 1973, and has rechecked at the beginning of each succeeding month. The latest check, at the start of the Labor day weekend, pro- vided little encouragement for consumers. 40 Percent Up More than 40 percent of the otal number of items chcckcc went up during August. Egg were up in every city chcckec although they generally were cheaper than a year ago whci 51-a-dozen eggs prompted con sumcrs lo seek other sources o orolein. Sugar continued its seeming ly relentless rise, increasing i: 11 cities during August. Porl chops were up in eight cities reflecting higher prices paid farmers for their hogs. Peanu butler, which had remained fairly steady in price, went uj in six cities last month. Coffci was up in eight cities. The survey showed that dur- ing August the markelbasket went up in every city sur- veyed except Dallas, where 11 dropped by a penny or a frac- tion o[ 1 percent. The average increase was percent. On Ihe average, the bill for Iho markelbasket was 23 per cent higher than it was on March 1, 1973; 14 percent highei lhan il was on Sept. 1, 1973; and II percent higher than it was 01 Jan. 1, 1974. The agriculture deparlmcnl says that food prices will con inue to rise during the rest 01 1974, but at a slower rate than previously. The department re- cently upped its estimate of how much the over-all 1974 increase .vould be, boosting it from 12 to 15 percent because of the rccenl drouth lhat damaged Ihe corn crop and is expected to mean lighcr prices for meal, milk and poultry. Sugar Worst The sugar increases have been the largest. Since last Sep- ember, the price of a fivc- Dalej? Gomes Baek :rom Recuperation CHICAGO (AP) Mayor 3aley returned to cily hall for the first time since uffering a mild stroke four monlhs ago. Daley suffered the stroke May and underwent surgery .June 2 o clear a neck artery of fatly ubslances blocking Ihe flow of 'lood to the brain. pound sack of granulated sugar has risen an average of 143 per- cent, according to the AP sur- vey, jumping from 74 cents to During August, the price of sugar was up in U cities, rising an average of 6 percent, and unchanged in one city. In the 13th city, sugar was unavailable on one of the check dates. Grade-A nfedium white eggs went up in all 13 cities during August, rising an average 12 percent. The AP survey covered Albu- querque, Atlanta, Boston, Chica- go, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Providence, Salt Lake Cily and Seattle. The items on the checklist were: Chopped chuck, center cut pork chops, frozen orange juice, coffee, paper towels, de- tergent, fabric eggs, peanut butler, tomato sauce, chocolate chip cookies, milk, all-breef frankfurters and granulated sugar. Study: Smog Devices Emit Sulfuric Acid RALEIGH, N.C. ics have confirmed that the catalytic converters on many 1975 automobiles will cause an air pollution problem of their own, an Environmental Protec- tion Agency official said Mon- day. The converters will be stand- ard equipment on about 70 per- cent of the 1975 cars in order to meet federal air pollution stan- dards. John Moran, director of the EPA's 53.5 million study o auto emission problems, sai( the study confirmed that the converters produce emis- sions of sulfuric acid. Moran and his colleagues first warned of the sulfuric acid problem in November. Since then, they have been testing prototype vehicles with the new converters. They have found the conver- icr-equipped cars give off .05 >rams of sulfuric acid per mile n a fine mist from the cxhaus lystems, while cars withoui converters give off no sulfuric acid, Moran said in an inter- view. He said the sulfuric acic emissions could develop into a icalth hazard in two years. The )roblem will affect people with existing respiratory ailments vho breathe in areas which lave many vehicles. He noted the EPA docs not the converters. It has, lowcver, forced auto manufac- urers to build cars that meet ir quality standards passed by ongress in 1970. Moran said nil General Mo- ors cars and most other Amor- can models will have the con- crters this year. WASHINGTON (AP) The Federal Trade Commission an- nounced acceptance Tuesday of a negotiated settlement which is the commission's opening wedge in a broad investigation of the land de- velopment business. The five-member commission unanimously approved the set- tlement despite complaints from other law enforcement officials that the FTC was going too easy on GAC Corp. of Miami, i i In originally proposing the settlement last March, the FTC had cited GAC with using mis- leading tactics in selling land in Florida and Arizona. Much of !he land is in Florida and cost buyers to per par- cel. Under Investigation The commission has about 30 other land developers under in- vestigation. The settlement, which was of- ered for public comment before 'inal action, required GAC to jrovide buyers with cash rc- "unds valued at about ?2.S mil- ion and replacements in other GAC developments for lots val- ued at ?14 million. The refund provisions were atlacked as too meager by Iowa Ally. Gen. Richard Turner and the interstate land sales oHicc of the U. S. department of hous- ing and urban development. The HUD agency, which ad- ministers federal laws requiring registration and full disclosure by land developers, estimated Ihc million in cash refunds would be inconsequential com- pared lo the million lost over Ihc last six years by GAC customers who stopped paying on their property. The FTC provisions covered only a fraction of the customers who stopped payment because it permitted GAC to keep the d o w n p a y m e n t and first 30 monthly payments as the com- pany's cost of selling Hie land. "Keeps Millions" Turner complained that the formula "allows GAC lo keep millions of dollars from those who defaulted because of decep- tive practices." Turner, who said his own of- 'ice has 50 complaints pending against GAC, urged the FTC lo full restitution. The FTC issued no cxplaiia- ion in announcing that it had lecided not to alter the terms of he settlement. But in a letter to Turner, it explained, "The order hat we have arrived at consli- ulcs the largest and most equi- ablc restitution provisions pos- ible under the circumstances, ot the least of which is GAC's oor financial condition." Ironic Climax fa 2-Year Fight ___ has said Ihal ho played a koyl Ash, director of Ihc Office ofjlhc currpnt dniiblo-digil rale is role in orchestrating the aml Budget. (o "SCven (percent) and gale breakin. He has already served as a prosecution wit- However, us cover-up began unraveling in the spring! scrvcu as a pro.scL-uuuii CJ ness in oilier lfl7'1' Dca" slarlctl u ing with the Watergate special Comics I prosecutor's office. Nixon fired Today's Index Judge John Sirica sentenced jjlim Dean on Aug. 2 and gave him Dean went on lo become Ihe until Tuesday lo arrange his wjtncss al ..cnalc Wa- personal business and prepare for prison. Sirica said hi: would recommend that Dean fjrsl ,rpclly implicate in the jtergale committee's televised I hearings Ihal .summer when he Today's Chucklu rmer multitude uf chins. Dean also testified this year before Ihc house judk'iar.v com- millee'.s impeachment inquiry Crossword Dally Record Deaths............ Editorial Features Kiirm Financial Marion Movies Society Sports Stale Television......... (he way lo five i Ash said (he key lo dealing ju'ilh inflation is "to produce I more, relative to our consump- ilion. That, most of all, will gel j prices down." Ford received some unof- ficial economic advice .Mon- day when Meany, in a Labor day radio address over CMS. urged (he President lo lay out for (lie public what Meany said were Ihe hard fads of inflalinn, recession and iinem- ploymcnt. (i 12 IS 10 .......Ifi .....II ...19-23 half years of decril and dc-j iviousncwi" have caused peopler Blind Teacher Back-No Longer Blind POUGIIKEEPSIE, N. Y. Bcvaii returned lo his job as a sixth-grade teacher Tuesday, a victor not only over Ihc schno! board leach, but over blindness il- sslf. lievan revealed lo school of- ficials this morning what only his friends had known lhat a 3'2-hour operation last June has slowly, and perhaps just temporarily restored sighl lo his riqhl eye. "I'm looking al Ihe leather, blind for four lold 1'oughkeep.sic Middle School Principal Rob- ert Timmons. "I don't know what he's Meany said "Ihe past live and, Timmons lold onlookers. The principal laler said he was "surprised and pleased I Ihink it's kind of ironical Ihal Ihe first day back for a blind teacher is for a teacher who is no longer blind." The school hoard, which lost a nearly two-year court battle lo keep Sevan from teaching was not lold of his restored sighl. "If they had asked me, I would have told them. one said Hovan, win learned only last Friday lhat his right eye has 20-50 correct- ed vision. He is slill blind in his left eye. Ilevan taught here from lOfH unlil June, 1970, when he began going blind bi'rau.ve of chronic diabetes. In February-, 1973, the board sought his in- voluntary disability retire- inenl, arguing that a blind man was incapable of per- forming such essential duties as taking attendance, correct- ing exams and maintaining discipline. Bcvan, whose struggle won him hundreds of letters of support from across the na- tion, insisted his blindness had nothing lo do with teaching abilily, lhat he was just hil- ling his stride in his profes- sion. Last month, as his vision Wiis improving, he met with .school officials lo prepare lor his return, lie said he wore dark glasses but "did no blind man would ever such as reaching for a piece of candy on Ihe table and pushing aside a chair in his way. "H amazes me how unob- servant people arc You could be juggling, for God's he said. Bevan said he lives with the "very real possibility" Hint he could go pcrmancniiy blind at any lime. Surgery cannot cor- rect his diabetes, which led to his blindness. "If it happens, I'm prepared for he said, vowing that he would simply take his cane out of Ins closet and continue leaching. "I'm not going lo have lo fight my way through lhat dijur lir i.ml.   

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