Dubuque Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa
2 Sep 1973

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2 Sep 1973

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Dubuque Telegraph Herald (Newspaper) - September 2, 1973, Dubuque, Iowa Al r telc mph Frau it the City of Dubuque May take Legal action following a fish kill on the Mississippi River that has been blamed on a Barge cleaning operation South of the ice Harbor. Page 20. Walter Pregler has formally announced that he. Will not seek a third term on the Dubuque City 20. A fire at the Leath warehouse furniture showrooms at 2685 Dodge Street at 6 30 . Yesterday caused extensive smoke damage to furniture. Page 14. Red insurgents attacking in Force overrun two government positions and threaten Kampong Cham the third largest City in Cam Bodia. Page 2. Most americans still believe that president Nixon is not telling the Complete truth about watergate according to a poll commissioned by time 2. Nineteen americans and 16 other foreign tourists were reported killed saturday in an Early morning fire that turned the upper stories of a Plush downtown hotel into a blazing 2. Eight anti War activists Are cleared of charges involving an alleged conspiracy to incite riots with violence during the 1972 Republican National convention. Page 17. State officials prepare to pay a Bonus to iowans who served in the military during the Vietnam War. Page 16. The Nixon administration s Energy Czar predicts propane supplies will be inadequate this Winter and proposes mandatory allocations of the fuel. Page 27. Vice president Spiro t. Agnew and president Nixon met alone in Nixon a office to discuss the Federal investigation of Agnew Page 2.one killed in Grant county Lancaster wis. A four car Accident at 8 30 . Yesterday 14 Miles West of Here at the Junction of highways 35 and 81, resulted in the death of Charlene Vogt about 20, of Glen Haven if. Grant county sheriffs office reported that Kenneth j. Klass 17, Jane Winkler 19, Ronald Lenz 20, and Donald Lau 19, All of Lancaster were All being treated at Lancaster memorial Hospital for injuries. The Accident is under investigation further details were unavailable late at it Leroy Ackerman of Cassville wis., has been checking his hand made nets for the past 46 years. At 65, he still has a string of 20 nets in the Mississippi River. Story More pictures Page 40. 137th year no. 208 7 sections Dubuque Iowa and East Dubuque Illinois sunday september 2, 1973 94 pages 30 cents City is a hit in bus business Bow by David Fyten t h staff writer the Linwood mount Carmel bus property of the City of Dubuque pulled away from the ninth Street Transfer Point at 10 27 a m yesterday packed with squealing kids and smiling adults. Moments before the passengers had been part of a throng of 200 or so who stood near the town clock Plaza Fountain to witness ceremonies officially transferring the bus system from interstate Power co Pici to the City. Hot Sunshine and Fountain Spray descended on a delegation of officials who made appropriately positive comments Shook hands and smiled behind a three by five foot Check made out to pc in the amount of $1. Nearby wives of the City councilmen passed out Flowers compliments of the greenhouse of Gilbert and Marjorie Chavenelle 1 then the buses whose failing financial health had been the fundamental reason for yesterdays festivities took off stuffed to the brim. The buses a accustomed to a half dozen riders rattling around in their seats weren to used to the show of popularity. But rides were free yesterday and Dubuqu ers came out in droves to take a spin around town one did t have to guess the symbolism of yesterday s promotion sagging ridership must recover if Public transit in t to become a Millstone around the taxpayer s neck officials recognized this yesterday and made impassioned pleas for support of Quot your Quot bus system the Linwood mount Carmel Bas contained a representative Cross Section of the City Young and old students and labourers nuns and housewives with Small children. And their comments gave legitimate Hope that indeed there May be a Community bus spirit brewing. Tony Schmitz of 3145 Windsor ave said he Rode the bus to work at a y Mcdonald co. For 40 years before retirement Quot i had a car but the bus is so much cheaper Quot he said Quot you done to have to fight the Rob Jones is finishing up at senior High school this year and will take some courses at Loras College to prepare for electrical engineering training at Iowa state University. He served As Linwood mount carmelo a Host one of yesterday s promotional gun micks Quot i feel very strongly about the buses Quot he said. Quot with my schedule ill have a great Deal of Hack and Forth trips and i Don t have a car i d have mighty sore feet if it weren to for the bus a John Schneider his wife Susan and two children were enjoying themselves in the Hack of the bus Quot i hopi they extend the hours into the evening Quot Schneider said. Quot i know lots of people used to ride the bus to Bingo and i used to ride it to work to get me out of traffic Heck i d rather ride the bus to Kennedy mall at night than drive Quot added Susan Quot i work from 3 to 11 30 at night at mercy it medical Center and i d sure like to see a bus available when i get off. I know that a lot of workers have to take a cab to get Home Quot sister Marlene Walsh of mount St. Francis told her companion How lost Many elderly people have been since pc suspended sunday service Quot i think it would be just great if the City would put it Back on since the elderly done to have cars to get to Church Quot she said. To be sure there were plenty of kids on the bus who were along just for the free ride and mrs Glenn Casey of 2109 Kniest St said she never rides the bus because she Quot got tired of it Quot having Ridden it throughout her youth hut then the Host of Hie bus stood up Quot ladies and gentlemen i m Rob Jones your Host for City bus Day. And i d like to encourage you All to ride the bus whenever you can the system belongs to All of us now and even if you d ride it Only once a year please do because that one Small ride will Kielp save it Quot and there was applause. Divers to tackle treacherous Job Richfield. Minn a two Minnesota men will make a treacherous dive into Lake Superior and through a 20-year-old Tunnel in the Lake Bottom to inspect a water Supply Shaft which serves the White Pine Copper co. And the Community of White Pine Mich Quot id be a liar if i said i did t lie awake at night thinking of it Quot said one of the divers Gary Glenna president of Inland aquatics co., a scuba diving retail store and equipment manufacturing firm in this Minneapolis suburb. Quot there Are a lot of people in the town who Are betting Well die Down there Quot Glenna. 30, of Lakeville min said White Pine is a mining town of 4,500 along the Northwest Edge of Michigan s upper pen insula Glenna will be accompanied on the dive monday by William Stewart 26, Minneapolis a professional diver. The Job is extremely risky Glenna said but highly significant to White Pine where people depend on the Shaft for water and the millions of Gallons a Day necessary to operate the worlds largest Copper mine purpose of the adventure is to discover whether the Shaft is cracking As company officials have suspected for the past year Glenna said that any shutdown of the water Shaft would mean the Complete loss of drinking water and a loss of Hoo xxx a Day for the Copper company if cracks Are discovered the company will have to shut Down the Shaft and Lay auxiliary pipelines an extremely costly proposition he said. The Mouth of the Tunnel is 1,700 feel offshore and is 90 to xxi feet below the surface of the water. Total length of the Tunnel is 2,650 feet Glenna said the dangers include diving at 90 to too feet below the Waters surface is far beyond the 35 foot threshold of danger for skin divers with an estimated pressure of eight tons per Square foot travel through the Shaft will be in near total darkness with Only portable lighting units carried by Glenna and Stewart a for the travel time an estimated one hour through the half mile length of the Tunnel there is no escape route in the event of an equipment failure inside the Shaft according to blueprints the Walls of the five by seven foot enclosure Are jagged and twisting. Henna said no other diving firm would accept the White Pine project and his firm was unable to obtain any sort of life insurance to cover i i project Glenna and Stewart will be assisted by a Crew of five other Minnesota divers Quot it pays Well and ifs interesting and one Liel Luva Challenge a added Glenna in an interview before leaving for Michigan Friday after All you Only come through this life once and i it Ken t want to be sitting around some Day dreaming about what i could have Kine once Quot social Security benefits out gain living costs Washington a social Security benefits have increased much More rapidly then the coat of living since 1950. Government experts figure they estimate that the level of payments went up 125 per cent in that period while the consumer Price Index advanced 75 per cent the year 1950 was chosen for the calculation since it was not until then that significant payments were made. The first social Security checks went out in 1940 but the payments were Small and Congress did nothing to raise them until 1950 however since then the legislators have voted periodic boosts in the payments. These culminated in three rounds of in creases effective in 1970, 1971 and 1972 which had the cumulative effect of raising benefits More than 50 per cent. It was this latest spurt the experts say which took the level of payments Well above the Pace of inflation in recent years ast year Congress revised the system to provide for the first time for automatic Cost of living adjustments under the provision benefits will be increased each year by the amount of the jump in the consumer Price Index so Long As that exceeds 3 per cent. However the 1972 Law specified thai this was not to take effect until january 1975 recently Congress decided beneficiaries should not have to wait that Long for a Cost of living Rise and voted a 5 9 per cent increase effective in june 1974 a further boost will take effect in january 1975 under the automatic adjustment plan it is estimated this will amount to at least 3 per cent the 5.9 per cent hike will mean an additional $1 9 billion in benefits it the nearly 30 million persons now on the retirement family survivor and disability Rolls total 1974 payments Are estimated to top $57 billion beginning with the checks received in july next year the average monthly Benefit to a retired individual will Rise from $167 to $176 a month and for a couple from $278 to $294 the minimum payment will tie raised from $84 50 to $89 50 a month the maximum from $284 90 to $301 70 for persons retiring in 1974 taxes will tie increased to finance the 5 6 per cent boost under previous Law the maximum amount of wages subject to the payroll Levy was scheduled to tie $12, xxx in 1974 this would have produced a maximum tax of $702 each for the worker and his employer hut the wage base was raised to $12,6 x in the 1973 Bill so that the maximum Levy now will be $737 to Tbs 5 85 per cent tax rate was not changed in 1973, with a $10,800 wage base the maximum tax is $631 to min sub crewmen Fine after Rescue where to find it. Action line. 15 ossified. 29-35 monday comics. 26 Economy .37-39 editorial. 4 news of record. 5 obituaries. 36. Sports. 21-25 or Steincrohn .19 weather. 36 women a news. 9-13weather. Humid Cork Ireland apr two men were hauled to safety saturday after being trapped 76 hours in a midget submarine 1,375 feet below the Atlantic once on land they wigged Champagne and made their sex penance sound like a picnic. Quot it was very pleasant and very comfortable Down Here Quot said Roger Mallinson. A i feel great Quot Roger Chapman added grinning British american and Canadian experts combined to save the two menus lives in what was believed to be the deepest underwater Rescue Ever Mallinson 35, and Chapman 28, climbed out of their 20-foot min sub Pisces Iii with no assistance a both men look As if they Are fit enough to play football and they Send their love to their the Mother ship Vickers voyager radioed the message capped three Days of alter a Ting despair and optimism in a race against the clock to save the men Roger Mallinson who observed his 35th birthday in the sub Friday and Roger Chapman 28 air supplies in the submarine were due to run out 90 minutes before the two were lifted to the surface emergency oxygen supplies from face Masker made the difference Between life and death. The sub Sank during the laying of a trans Atlantic Cable she had been hauled to the surface wednesday after nine flours below and a hawser Tore off one of her hatches flooding a compartment the hawser broke at 170 feet and she Sank to the Bottom the vessel stuck in the slime of the Ocean sea bed and the shipowners Vickers oceanic announced Only 72 hours of air remained a frantic search followed with other min subs brought in from England and from Vancouver Canada aus Navy unmanned underwater Rescue capsule operated by cables from the surface also helped at one Point Alliason and Chapman used crucial air singing songs to allow a sonar de vice to Home in on their voices and pinpoint their location then it took Rescue ships More than a Day to attach lift cables and haul the sub to the surface Stormy seas poor visibility on the Ocean Quot floor and the 70 degree Angle of the crippled sub hampered efforts to secure a lifeline but Vickers oceanic said today a heavy line with an umbrella shaped grappling Hook of the end had Lieen attached to the crippled crafts Hatch by another min sub a thinner guideline attached earlier served As a second life line and the unmanned . Underwater Craft on loan from the us Navy at san Diego calif., managed to attach a third line to the stricken sub the lines ran to the John Cabot a surface ship that winched the 14 ton sub to within 60 feet of i he surface at that Point More lines were attached from the Vickers voyager which hauled the min sub Pisces Iii aboard no paper monday the Telegraph Herald will not publish on monday to enable our employees to enjoy labor Day with their family and friends our comics Page fans will find mondays comics in today a paper. Well be Back tuesday with a comprehensive look at the news of the world and the colourful entertaining and informative features you enjoy. Football preview �?T73, the annual special football edition of the Telegraph Herald appears today. It is a 32 Page tabloid that includes High school College and pro schedules a look at conference races and some outstanding individual performers. A a

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