Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Clear tonight with lows 37 to 42. Fair Wednesday with highs in mid 70s.
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
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
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.
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
ie grew a heavy beard—to
cr a multitude of chins.
spend bis sentenee in thc minimum security prison in Ix>m-
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
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
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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
s . . ... 6
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
“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.
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