Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 11, 1974, Page 9

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette October 11, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Odar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Oct. II, 11174 What You Were Afraid To Know About Inflation Program AP Wirephoto Catwalk During the season of the pumpkins a daring field cat can have the time of his life, walking from one pumpkin to another. Maybe he's got nine lives and doesn t mind taking the chance, or maybe he’s just out for a catwalk. The photo was taken near Cincinnati, Ohio. Shifts Belie Depression By I^ rev Pope UPI Business Writer NEW YORK (UPI) - If moving people around is any indication, it appears many companies are not buying the cloudy picture of a coming depression being spread by some economists. It costs the average company lots of money to move an executive, a technical employe or even a skilled craftsman these days and it’s a fair assumption companies won't spend such money if they think business is going to the dogs. Professional relocation companies and home buying agencies are finding corporations in general are making executive and employe transfers this year at about the same high rate as in 1973. Of course, some transfers MARMADUKE are economy measures A branch office or a plant is closed bec ause of slow business and some of the more valuable employes have to Ik* absorbed by the company’s other operations. But it would appear only about 5 percent of the employes being moved this year are being transferred for that reason. Most transfers are the result of expansion or restructuring moves to lake advantage of higher business volume, according to the Ticor Relocation Management Co., which has offices in New York and on the West Coast Dun & Bradstreet has completed for Ticor a second annual survey of corporate transfer trends. About 750 companies were queried and a somewhat surprising Hfifi or 89 percent answered. 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Why does Ford insist on putting economic proposals and energy conservation measures in the same package? A The two are interchangeable. If the economic proposals fail to halt inflation, Ford can claim they were designed to save fuel. And if fuel shortages develop, he can claim his energy conservation program was an anti-inflation device. Q. Is there any other connection between inflation and energy? A Yes, indeed. Roughly 40 percent of our energy production is used to maintain present high levels of inflation. If inflation didn’t take so much energy, we wouldn’t have to pay so much for fuel Q. The President said Americans could save 390,000 barrels of oil a day by “car pooling, taking the bus, riding bikes or just plain walking.” What is ‘“walking?” Dick Watt A The President was referring to a transportation ((incept, still largely in the experimental stage, that involves moving people about on their own feet Tests show this is technologically possible. But like solar energy, it has not been proven commercially feasible. Feet still have many bugs that must be eliminated before they will be suitable for mass transportation The chief drawback is their limits range, which presently is even less than electric cars The average pair of feet will only go three or four blocks between rest stops. Additionally, most sidewalks Were not built for large scale pedestrian traffic <|. How docs the Community Improvement Corps proposed by Ford differ from the WF A projects of the 1930s** A Under the new program, when 8 percent of the workers are unemployed they will be given CH’ jobs Under the old program, 94 percent who had WPA jobs only worked 6 percent of the time. Says U. S. Grant’s Cancer Was Treated with Brandy, Coe transferred at least as many employes this year as last One of Ticor’s competitors, Fxecutrans, Inc., of Greenwich, Conn , said its experience this year has followed the trends noted iii the Dun & Bradstreet survey. ‘‘Transfers are dropping seasonally right now,” the Fxecutrans spokesman said, ‘ but no more than at this time last year. For the months when transfers are normally most brisk, the number this year has been almost exactly equal to last year’s.” Ile also said this appeared to indicate most companies don’t expect a real depression. The Dun & Bradstreet survey showed most transfers have been made this year by retail and wholesale merchandising companies, industrial machinery manufacturers, public utility firms and chemical companies — the fewest by mining companies and the rubber industry. However, inflation and tight money have created problems for business in moving people. “It’s tough to sell homes,” said Ticor’s chairman Weston Edwards, “because of the tight mortgage situation. Some companies have to take over a valued employe's home, pay him for it and gamble on selling it later on.” On the other hand, the study showed transferred executives and other workers have had surprisingly good luck buying or renting homes this year in their new locations. Only 15 percent of the transferred persons had difficulty in finding a place to live at the new job site. KM/nqvi* For the Finest in Paints DALLAS (UPI) - Ulysses S. Grunt, the only President to die of cancer, was able fo complete his memoirs before his death through his physician’s use of brandy injections, strong sprays of hot water and cocaine swabbings of his throat, a family descendant said. Leaves Finger In Theft Try PIACENZA, Italy (UPI) -The thief who tried to break into Carlo Franzini’s apartment left more than his fingerprints behind — he left part of a finger. Police said the bandit tried to force the French doors of the dining room while Mrs. Fran-zini was in the kitchen. A plate of glass shattered, severing his right index finger at the first digit, and he ran off leaving it on the window sill. Dr. John Bickmore, Dayton, Ohio, a descendent of Grant’s maternal grandfather, told the annual convention of the?-American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology that treatment of Grant’s illness was recorded by his physician, Dr. John Douglas. Douglas said that he treated Grant’s throat cancer partially through constant cocaine swabbing. Throat examination was done by strong reflected sunlight on mirrors. The brandy injections, reported as surprisingly effective, were used by Douglas because of a cardiac crisis. 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  • Carlo Franzini
  • Dick West
  • John Bickmore
  • John Douglas
  • U. S. Grant
  • Ulysses S. Grunt
  • Weston Edwards

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: October 11, 1974

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