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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Clear tonight with lows 37 to 42. Fair Wednesday with highs in mid 70s. he (techie npitU Ohijette CITY FINAL 15 CENTS VOLUME 92 -NUMBER 237 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1974FTC ORDERS LARD ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Brrr!: It's A Record" Too Soon 2 Teenagers Charged in C. R. Murder Two teenagers Monday werei charged with murder and rob-1 jbery and a third person was! j being sought in the shooting 'death of John Beving, 61, at his The calendar claims there are residence. still 17 more days of summer Beving was shot once in the remaining, but Iowans are a bit!bead w*tb a caliber pistol in! the front room of his residence.! skeptical of that after waking 919 Sixth street SE, shortly after up Tuesday morning to record g a m Sunday. low temperatures.    Police    arrested Kelly John- Cedar Rapids had an official son, 16, of 816 Twelfth avenue low of 37 degrees, the coldest and ^even L. Washington, ‘ T, .    16. of 907 Fourteenth avenue SE, for this date ever. The previous Monday aftcrnoon low temperature for Sept 3 was;    Warran( |ssucd This Year's Food Price TlIMCrSdVS Rise 1 /%, Survey Finds ^2.8 Million By The Associated Tress    pound sack of granulated sugar Higher prices for everything has risen an average of 143 per-Ifrom peanut butter to pork    cent,    according    to    the    AP    sur- ! chops helped push up the family    vey, jumping    from    74    cents    to | grocery bill again during Au-    $1.80. gust, according to an Associated During August, the price of Press marketbasket survey.    jsugar was up in H cities rising The survey showed that the marketbasket has risen ll percent so far this year and prices Not Enough WASHINGTON (AP) - The 41 in 1924. And it seems a bit early to report that Iowa’s icebox, Spencer, had the state’s official low — 32 degrees — ako a new record. Spencer’s previous low tall, for this date was 35 in 1952 eyes More Expected A warrant charging murder and robbery with aggravation has been issued for Eddie Ayers, 23, also known as Eddie White, of 816 Twelfth avenue SE. Ayers is described as 6 feet 200 pounds, with brown and black hair. All three suspects are black. Beving died at 1:30 p.m. Sun-The record cold is due to a day at University hospitals, cool high pressure system that Iowa City, has settled over the. Midwest.    First Accounts More of the same is expected ** 'rSl accords of the shooting Tuesday night and early Wednesday, with lows in the east predicted in the 30s, while the wee,tern part of the state indicated two suspects were seen running from the residence. Police said Tuesday the third suspect ran from the residence will have overnight lows in the immediately after the shooting. •.    The other two left minutes later. m,d40s    police    said. Record    low    temperatures    The    suspects    allegedly took were set in Des Moines, Burl- less than $10 from Beving’s son. ington. Mason City, Storm Lake., John, IO, who was in the house Council    Bluffs.    Ottumwa,    Wa-    ■ at the    time of the    shooting. t    n a    The    murder weapon has not terloo. Cedar Rapids, Sioux .    ,    ., been recovered, police said. City, Spencer and Dubuque.    Located    Car In some spots in Cedar ^ car believed |0 have been Rapids, the temperature was driven bv Ayers was found Mon-' even colder. A 33-degree reading j day night m front of his „ome on the far northeast side was police said they do not know! substantiated by a thin film of what means 0f transportation 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 I, 1973, and has an average of 6 percent, and Federal Trade Commission an-unchanged in one city. In the jounced acceptance Tuesday of 13th city, sugar was unavailable ja negotiated settlement which is the commission’s opening wedge in a broad investigation of the $6-billion-a-year land development business. The five-member commission on one of the check dates. Grade-A medium white eggs went up in all 13 cities during August, rising an average 12 percent. rechecked at the beginning of I,    , each succeeding month.    *SJ^vey    £overe<* AH>u- ,    ,    ,    ,    '(juorque, Atlanta, Boston. Chica-undn,m°usly approved the set- f iS t kS c. ’ a,    . s igo, Dallas. Detroit, laos Angeles, Bement despite complaints from ar UK Labor day weekend pro- ^ New York ,,h„adclphia.iothcr law enforcement officials v    encouragement    tor! Providencc Sa|t Lakc city' and! consumers.    Seattle    80,n8    too    easy 40 Percent Ip    | The items on the checklist on (;AC ^ o' Miami Chopped chuck, center, In originally proposing the Newark Violence -UPI Telephoto ice on the windshield of car* All-Time Records If you're looking for all-time. Ayers is using. The two suspects were being, held in the Linn county jail Officials Lower Toll In Apartment Blast i 6 ,    ,    without bond pending court ar- all-t,me low records for this raignmcnts J* Tu(?sd time 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; BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (UPI) degrees.    — An explosion tore through A local gardening center said two townhouses in a Detroit t h e overnight temperatures apartment complex Tuesday, le-“most certainly’’ affected toma- veling both of them and hurling to plants, perhaps most vulnera-; shards of glass over a squabble to cold.    block area. While ifs generally warmer A tbird townhouse was less near Che ground, the garden Pensively damaged, specialist said damage to toma-( Hospital, officials in Bir- ------------ jmingham said three persons (Continued: Page 3. Col. 6.) were hurt. Earlier, Birmingham police put the figure at 30. Nabbed as Spy    ^ Birmingham fire depart- KARLSRUHE, West Germany ment spokesman said the blast. (API — Police have arrested an at a complex called the Wil-official of the Public Service I i a rn s b u r g Apartments, ap-Workers Union in Stuttgart on parently was touched off by a charges of spying for East Ceriman attempting to light a gas many since 1968.    stove. 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 demonstrations protesting alleged police brutality. Two men were wounded by gunfire 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. More than 40 percent of the were: total number of items checked went up during August. Eggs were up in every city checked — although they generally were cheaper than a year ago when $l-a-dozen eggs prompted consumers to seek other sources of protein. Sugar continued its seemingly relentless rise, increasing in ll cities during August. Pork chops were up in eight cities, i reflecting higher prices paid to farmers for their hogs. Peanut butter, which had remained fairly steady in price, went up in six cities last month. Coffee was up in eight cities. The survey showed that during August the marketbasket went up in every city surveyed except Dallas, where it dropped by a penny or a fraction of I percent. The average increase was 4'A percent. On the average, the bill for the marketbasket was. 23 per- cut pork chops, frozen orange settlement last March, the FTC juice, coffee, paper towels, de- had cited GAC with using mis- tergent, fabric .softener, butter,, |eac|ing tactics in selling land in eggs, peanut butter, tomato;    ®    , sauce, chocolate chip cookies, Horlda and Arlzona Much of milk, all-breef frankfurters and the land is in Florida and cost granulated sugar. buyers $1,500 to $2,000 per parcel. Under Investigation The commission has about 30 other land developers under investigation. The settlement, which was of-j    fered for public comment before final action, required GAC to les have    confirmed    that    the    Pr°vidc    w‘tb    rc* catalytic    converters    on many    [unds valued at about $2.8 mil- 1975 automobiles will    cause    an    bon and replacements in other Study: Smog Devices Emit Sulfuric Acid RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)-Stud- air pollution problem of their own, an Environmental Protection Agency official said Monday. The converters will be standard equipment on about 70 percent of the 1975 cars in order to meet federal air pollution standards. GAC developments for lots valued at $14 million. The refund provisions were attacked as too meager by Iowa Atty. Gen. Richard Turner and the interstate land sales office of the U. S. department of housing and urban development. The HUD agency, which ad eem hjgljer than    it    was    on John Moran    director of thc;    ministers federal laws requiring March 1, 1973; 14 percent higher    million    study    of    registration and full disclosure than it was on Sept    I.    1973;    and    a(J|A cn^la^|on    problems, said    ^ land developers, estimated ll percent higher than    it was on    .    . . confirmed that thc    the $2.8 million in cash refunds converters w.il    produce emis-    »«uld be inconsequential com- President Confers with Economic Advisers os Summit Approaches ! Jan. I, 1974. The agriculture department sions of su|furic‘acid i says that food prices will con-jtinue to rise during the rest of! 1974, but at a slower rate than; ! previously. The department recently upped its estimate of howl much the over-all 1974 increase; would be, boosting it from 12 toj 15 percent because of the recent 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. pared to the $30 million lost over the 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 They have found the conver-    downpayment and first 30 drouth that damaged    thc cornel-equipped cars give off .05    monthly payments as the com- crop and is expected    to mean    grams of sulfuric acid per mile    pany's cost of selling the land, higher prices for meat, milk in a fine mist from the exhaust    Millions” WASHINGTON (AP) — Cre-said the public must realize that j to blame government — not and poultry. .    systems, while cars without    ee*** dited with taking a forthright “there is no single answer to business and labor — for the na j    Sugar    Worst    converters give off no sulfuric lunier complained that the •    ,,    •    fi    *•    ii.    „ . ,    ,      ^    J    ,    . acid, Moran said in an inter- formula “allows GAC to keep approach    to    national    problems    inflation    or    there    is    no    single    tion’s    economic    woes.    But    that    The sugar increases have    view    millions of dollars from those by    AFL-CIO    President    George    moment    at which the    light    will    will    change    under    Ford’s    ad-been the largest. Since    last Sep-    He said the su]furjc acid    who defaulted because of ueccp- Meany. President Ford held an- dawn and well all knowexactly j ministration. Meany said.    tember, the price of a fiye-emissions could develop into a five practices.” John Dean Set To Begin Watergate Prison Term other round of talks Tuesday with key economic advisers. Ford met in late morning with his economic counselor, Kenneth Rush; Chairman Alan Greenspan of the Council of Economic Advisers and L. William Seidman. who is in charge of planning for a Sept. 27-28 economic summit conference here. The President, who will chair a Thursday White House meet- what to do and when to do it.” Painting a generally gloomy economic picture, Ash said: “Inflation isn’t going to go down immediately just as we don’t have a solution in front of us immediately. Itie battle and across many fields and the rate of inflation is not “Straight talk is this President's long suit and that is; what the country and her people! need,” he said. Daley Comes Back Not by Demand health hazard in two years. The Turner, who said his own of-problem will affect people with    flee has 50 complaints pending existing respiratory ailments    against GAC, urged the FTC to From Recuoeration who breatbe in areas which require full restitution. r    have many vehicles.    The    FTC    issued no    cxplana- Um    t afi    CHICAGO    (AP) — Mayor    He noted the EPA does not    lion in announcing that it had »-.»v    Meany, president of the Ahu-    Da,ey returmxj to city    hall    require the converters It has,    decided not to alter the terms of has to be fought constantly    lCI0, W*nl(?nt t0 aa8ert that [he    Tuesday for    thc first time    since    however, forced auto manufac-    the settlement. But in a letter to current inflation is not caused    suffenng a    m,jd stroke    four    turers to build cars that meet    Turner, it explained, “The order by excessive demand and,    months ag0    air quality standards passed by    that we have arrived at consigning immediately down. hU h°0r»    i    U    fU    ut    I    Daley    suffered    the stroke May congress in 1970    tutes thc largest and most equi- ugn in rates ana l|8nt g arKj    surgerv jun€ 2 Moran said all General Mo-table restitution provisions cos- “It may go down a litle bit money WASHINGTON (AP 1 — John Dean, the principal accuser of President Nixon in the Watergate scandal, is starting a one-to-four-year prison term Tuesday. He is scheduled to surrender to federal marshals. It was expected that he would be confined initially at Fort Holabird. Md., so that he will be available to testify at the Watergate cover-up trial which is to begin here Sept 30 Dean pled guilty last year to a charge of conspiring to obstruct justice in connection with the cover-up of the 1972 Watergate breakin. He has already; served as a prosecution witness in other Watergate-related trials. Judge John Siriea sentenced Dean on Aug. 2 and gave him until Tuesday to arrange his personal business and prepare for prison. Siriea said he would recommend that Dean Today'n Chuckle ie grew a heavy beard—to cr a multitude of chins. CooyrlaM spend bis sentenee in thc minimum security prison in Ix>m- poc, Calif. Dean and his wife, Maureen, have been living in a $110,000 home near Beverly Hills. Calif, since moving from Alexandria. Va., earlier this year. He wa? disbarred as a lawyer in Virginia for his role in the Watergate affair Dean. 35. was White House counsel during the critical period following the breakin and has said that he played a key role in orchestrating the coverup However, as the cover-up began unraveling in the spring of 1973, Dean started cooperating with thc Watergate special prosecutor’s office. Nixon fired him on April 30.1973. Dean went on to become the star witness at the senate Watergate committee's televised hearings that summer when he became the first person to directly implicate Nixon in the cover-up Dean also testified this year before the house judi^ary committee’s impeachment inquiry that ev entually led to Nixon’s I resignation ^    to clear a neck artery of fatty tors cars and most other Amer- siblc under the circumstances mg cf eminent economists as a and go down over the next two priate weapons against execs- u » ui u . .u n t    1    n    .    *u    1    .    r    u    u    ;    #»*/•*• ,    .       rJicn    a    ...iii    substances    blocking the flow of lean models will have the eon- not the least of which is GAU: prehminarv 0 thc summit, also or three vears ahead . it will jet aside a big chunk of his af- not go down sharply in the ternoon for a second meeting months of September, October, with an expanded group of eco-! November or December. We nomic advisers. “1/Ong Battle'* Meanwhile, top administration have to look for a long, difficult battle that will take many months, many quarters, in fact a year or two out into the future (Continued: Page 3, Col, 3.) (blood to the brain. Ironic Climax to 2-Year right verters this year. poor financial condition Sisasw?SiSrj?5 Blind Teacher Back —No Longer Blind probably as long as two years before inflation is reduced to a reasonable level. Ash, director of tho Office of I Management and Budget, also j sliced to “seven Today's Index Comics .......... 17 Crossword ..... 17 Dally Record ............ 3 Deaths ........3 Editorial Feature s . . ... 6 Farm ...12 Financial 18 Marion ll Movies ..........II Society 8.9 Sports ..... 13-15 State ... 4,5 Television ...........ll Want Ads ...19-23 would call reasonable rates “Sliced to Seven” He said “we would be well on the way” to licking inflation if the current double-digit rate is (percent) and on the way to five .. .” Ash said the key to dealing with inflation is “to produce more, relative to our consumption That, most of all, will get prices down.” Ford received some unof- J filial economic advice Monday when Meany, in a Labor day radio address over CBS, urged the President to lay out for the public what Meany said were the hard facts of inflation, recession and unemployment. Meany said “the past five and! a half years of deceit and deviousness” have caused people POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y (AP'—Bruce Bevan returned to his job as a sixth-grade teacher Tuesday, a victor not only over the si’bool board that said a blind man couldn't teach, but over blindness itself. Bevan revealed to school officials this morning what only his friends had known — that a 34-hour operation last June has slowly, and perhaps just temporarily restored sight to his right eye. “I’m looking at you,” the 40-year-old teacher, blind for four yeart*. told Poughkeepsie Middle School Principal Robert Timmons. “I don’t know what he’s talking about,” a confused Timmons told onlookers. The principal later said he was “surprised and pleased ... I think its kind of ironical that the first day back for a blind teacher is for a teacher who is no longer blind.” Thc school board, which lost a nearly two-year court battle to keep Bevan from teaching was not told of his restored sight. “If they had asked me, I would have told them. No one asked,” said Bevan, who learned only last Friday that his right eye has 20-50 corrected vision. He is still blind in his left eye. Bevan taught here from 1962 until June, 1970, when he began going blind because of chronic diabetes. In February, 1973, the board sought his involuntary disability retire-ment, arguing that a blind man was incapable of performing such essential duties as taking attendance, correcting exams and maintaining discipline. Bevan. whose struggle won him hundreds of letters of support from across the nation. insisted his blindness had noth.ng to do with teaching ability, that he was just hitting hLs stride in his profession. Last month, as his vision was improving, he met with school officials to prepare for his return He said he wore dark glasses but “did things no blind man would ever do,” such as reaching for a piece of candy on the table and pushing aside a chair in hts way. “It amazer me how unobservant people arc . . . You could be juggling, for God s sake, he said. Bevan said he lives with the “very real possibility” that he could go permanently blind at any time Surgery cannot correct his diabetes, which led to his blindness. “lf it happens, I’m prepared for it,” he said, vowing that he would simply take his cane out of his closet and continue teaching. “I’m not gouig to have to fight my way through that door again,” he paid. S    iii-#    j    J-    I ;