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BC-SCIENCE WATCH Undated 2takes
(Science Times)
c. 1979 N.Y. Times News Service
                   A City's Effect on Weather
    Those who live downwind of a big city may be blessed, or cursed,
with more summer rainfall than those who live upwind, a
meteorological study of the St. Louis area has determined.
    Rainfall was measured over a five-year period by 220 recording
gauges evenly distributed within a 50-mile circle centered on the
city. Stanley Changnon Jr. of the Illinois Water Survey, which made
the study, found 302 individual rainfall incidents in the five
summers from 1971 through 1975.
    Prevailing winds and general weather conditions before and during
each rainfall were monitored at 28 stations and used to determine the
size and direction of the rain-producing weather plume.
    Combining these statistical data, Changnon reported in the current
issue of the journal Science, three out of every four rains resulted
in an average of 22 percent more rain downwind of the city than
upwind. The statistic, he noted, could be a boon to agriculture or a
nuisance to nonfarmers.
                 Bitter Hops, Better Beer
    Federal Agriculture Department scientists have discovered a quick
way to determine a hop plant's degree and quality of bitterness,
factors that beer producers depend on for brewing a tasty lager. Beer
gets its bitterness from the brewing of hop plants, and the more
bitter the hops the better the beer.
    The bitterness in hops comes from a substance called alpha acid
which is produced in the lupulin glands in male and female hop
flowers. By analyzing the glands for alpha acid content, the plant's
bitterness can be determined. Male hop flowers, however, which alone
determine the bitterness of their progeny, possess only a few
well-hidden glands that have been hard to isolate.
    But the Agriculture Department researchers developed a simple method
by which the male glands can be quickly isolated and analyzed for
alpha acid content. They put water and male hop plant flowers in an
electric blender and activate it for a few moments. The plant's
glands float to the surface as tiny, yellow grains. They are strained
out of the liquid and analyzed.
    By this method, 20 male hop plants can be evaluated in a single day.
Before, it would have taken two years for hop breeders to make
bitterness estimations on as many plants by observing the qualities
of the progeny.
                   Acid Tears From Onions
    At last, the precise nature of the chemical that causes you to weep
over sliced onions is known. The tear-jerking substance is, as was
suggested in the 1960s by a Cornell University graduate student, a
chemical called propanethial S-oxide. But it is not, as the student
also suggested, present in onions in a structural configuration known
as ''anti.'' Rather, a University of Missouri researcher has shown
with the aid of an elaborate analytic system called microwave
spectroscopy that the lacrymating agent in onions is in the ''syn''
    As such, Dr. Eric Block reported to a recent chemical meeting, it
readily forms a gas that, when dissolved in water (such as is in your
eyes), reacts to form sulfuric acid. And it does not take much
sulfuric acid to reduce even the toughest to tears, Block said.
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a014  2311  30 Jul 79
PM-Portable Wilderness, Bjt,600
Laserphoto CR1
Associated Press Writer
    YORK HARBOR, Maine (AP) - Using flashlights in the misty darkness,
Gerald and Helen Harper pitched their tent along the rocky Maine
coast. They spent the night anticipating the uncluttered beauty of a
coastal sunrise.
    When the sun finally rose, they found a forest of metal blocking
their view. Their small piece of wilderness was crammed with 96
trailers and three trees.
    ''The guidebooks said, 'Come to Maine to get away from it all,' but
we woke up and found it's all still here,'' moaned Harper, a
stockbroker from New York City. ''I can see more of the great outdoors
in Central Park.''
    ''We thought we could save money and get away from the crowds by
going camping,'' his wife said. ''But after paying more than $1,000
for what the clerk called the 'bare essentials,' we get here to find
we're camping in a parking lot with more New Yorkers than we left in
    Though the Harpers may not have considered their night in Libby's
Campground ''roughing it in the wilderness,'' many of the others in
the four-acre field said they had found just what they wanted.
    The Harpers' $228 canvas tent was dwarfed, both in size and price,
by the transportable homes that surrounded it.
    ''Explorer,'' ''Woodsman,'' ''Adventurer,'' ''Deep Woods,''
''Savage,'' and other brand names on their metal sides offered the
only hint that they had something to do with the outdoors.
    Costing as much as $30,000, the motor homes and trailers carry all
the luxuries of home, and sometimes more. Sometimes parked just inches
apart, they serve as home base for the visitors attracted to the
area's beaches, theaters and vistas.
    ''I've got a microwave oven, shag carpeting and even a waterbed
which I fill up when I get to the campground,'' said George Domain of
Bridgeport, Conn., as he proudly patted his $26,000 motor home. ''I
don't mind spending money for this because, contrary to popular
belief, you can take it with you - if it's on wheels.''
    On the rear bumper of Domain's camper was a sticker reading,
''Camping - Roughing it is the first step to adventure.''
    ''I guess you can say they're roughing it. We don't allow them to
use their air conditioners,'' joked Cora Davidson, who with her
husband, Archie, operates the crowded camp.
    Cora, 66, who says she's been ''babying would-be campers'' since her
father opened the camp in 1923, agrees it is not for people looking
for north woods adventure.
    ''Today, people want to camp in luxury, but that's a trend that
started years ago,'' she says. ''They thought my father was a kook
when he put in electricity in 1927. No one could understand why tents
needed electricity, but that was just the start.''
    The camp is also hooked to the town's water and sewer system.
There's no need for a community television antenna, for most of the
trailers sprout their own antennas, most connected to color TV sets.
    An insurance salesman from Manchester, N.H., stood on the roof of
his modest $11,000 Winnebago and tried to fix his bent antenna. Two of
the hefty seagulls that patrol the camp had used it for a roost.
    The salesman didn't want his name published because he didn't want
his friends, who think he's ''camping beside some isolated river in
northern Maine,'' to know where he really was.
    ''I actually went to the north woods one year,'' he said. ''But I
was eaten alive by bugs, got the camper stuck in the mud and was
chased by a moose. When I was through I really needed a vacation. This
is much better.
    ''The outdoors is great except for the damn seagulls who sit on my
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n012  0808  04 Aug 79
Follow Ups on the News
c. 1979 N.Y. Times News Service
    At his death, Nelson A. Rockefeller was reportedly working on the
second of five books dealing with his art collection. And he had just
opened the Nelson Rockefeller Collection, a lavish mail-order store
in Manhattan that sold reproductions of his art. Rockefeller's will,
however, gave most of his art collection to museums. Two questions
remained unanswered:
    Would the four remaining art books still be published? Would the
art-reproduction store at 11 East 57th Street continue in business?
    At Alfred A. Knopf Inc., which is under contract to publish the
books, the plans are in disarray. Anthony Schulte, executive vice
president, reports:
    One of the books, Rockefeller's memoirs, will ''obviously not'' be
published, and a second, on architecture, is ''unlikely'' to be. The
book Rockefeller was working on at his death, on modern art, is
''under review'' and ''probably will be published, but I can't tell
you how or when.'' A book on Mexican folk art ''we hope to publish in
    In Rockefeller Center, Dr. William J. Ronan, president of Nelson
Rockefeller Collection Inc., reports the art store has a new
five-year lease, has expanded its line and is in business to stay.
''It's doing very well,'' he says.
    When the Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors last May 31, hopes
were high that a steady offering of stage productions, with no
movies, would restore a healthy glow to a box office that appeared
terminally ill. ''A New York Summer'' opened to encouraging backslaps
from Broadway critics.
    Attendance today is described by Patricia Robert, public-relations
chief for Radio City Music Hall Productions, in such terms as
''extremely good,'' ''terrific'' and ''marvelous.''
    ''We're now up to over 40,000 people a week,'' she says, or an
average of ''over 3,000 people a performance'' for 12 shows a week.
Saturday night performances have pulled in as many as 4,700, she says.
    Still that means the 6,200-seat Music Hall is half empty for the
average performance.
    ''Half full,'' Mrs. Robert corrects. She points out that ''you have
to put that into context with the other live shows in New York.''
    ''If you get 4,700 people here at night,'' she says, ''you've got
four and a half Broadway houses.''
    Since the 1950s the Russians had been beaming microwaves at the
United States Embassy in Moscow, but starting in 1975 the signal
intensified, and this gave rise to fears that the radiation might
harm embassy employees. Last January one source of the microwaves, a
transmitter atop an apartment house across the street from the
embassy, was knocked out by fire.
    The radiation continues from a second source, an official of the
State Department's Soviet desk reports, but ''it's been very erratic
and low-level.'' This puzzles the State Department. Formerly, the
desk official notes, the radiation was of high level and predictable:
''It came on at a certain time in the morning and stayed on until a
certain time in the p.m.''
    The State Department doesn't know what the change means, anymore
than it knows why the Russians are beaming the microwaves. There is
just continued speculation that all of the signals, high or low, have
to do with eavesdropping on or interfering with embassy
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n301  1716  04 Aug 79
NYT UNDATED: the news. a012.
     New York-MOVIE REVIEW-John Rockwell reviews a film called ''Rock
'n' Roll High School. a007.
    New York-MOVIE REVIEW-BROOK-Janet Maslin reviewq Peter Brooks's
''Meetings with Remarkable Men.'' a019.
    Aspen, Colo.-OPERA-An opera based on the life of magician Harry
Houdini receives its premiere in Aspen. By Harold C. Schonberg. a011.
    New York-PERSONAL FINANCE-New problems with car insurance. By Thomas
C. Hayes. a008
    Hartford, Conn.-FISH-In a strange sidelight to the gasoline
shortage, there's a boom in the fish hobby industry. By Matthew L.
Wald. a016.
     Abu Dhabi-EMIRATES-In spite of their oil wealth and one of the
highest per capita incomes in the world, the United Arab Emirates are
experiencing an economic slowdown. By Marvine Howe. a017.
     New York-ECOSCENE-How the trade bill zipped through Congress. By
Clyde H. Farnsworth. a004, a005.
     New York - JETS - Is this the year of the Jets? Are they finally
ready. An in-depth look at the Jets' rebuilding effort, by Gerald
Eskenazi. a025, a026.
    New York-ABOUT MOTOR SPORTS-A bit of motor sports history will be
made at Watkins Glen Sunday when Indy cars compete there for the
first time. By Phil Pash. a021.
     New York-DURSO-Sports of the Times: 'Nobody to talk to now.' By
Joseph Durso. a0x4, a015.
     New York - ANDERSON COLUMN - Over the last half-century, the
Yankees have had only two captains but both had their lives and their
illustrious careers shortened by tragedy. Dave Anderson on Thurman
Munson and Lou Gehrig. a059, a060.
    Cape Vincent, N.Y. - OUTDOORS COLUMN - Nelson Bryant writes that the
St. Lawrence region offers good fishing and unspoiled country. a036,
a037, a035.
    San Juan, Puerto Rico-WICKER-In the Nation: An American dilemma. By
Tom Wicker. a013.
    Washington - FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Joseph Sisco, former under secretary
of state for political affairs, looks at how well the U.N. is
performing its peace-keeping functions. a003.
The New York Times News Service, Aug. 4
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n113  2008  06 Aug 79
 c. 1979 N.Y. Times News Service
    NEW YORK - When should one take a flyer on office-equipment stocks
selling at high price-earnings ratios?
    ''One shouldn't,'' is the usual reply from anyone who recalls how
often investors were burned on such stocks back in the ''go-go''
years of the late 1960's.
    ''Not so,'' says Harry Edelson, an analyst who follows
office-equipment and telecommunications companies for Drexel Burnham
Lambert. Admittedly, Edelson broke into Wall Street after the bubble
had burst on the go-go years, and his memory was not seared, as was
that of his older colleagues.
    Edelson insists that, whatever the apparent risks, a prudent
investor can buy shares selling at price-earnings ratios of 15 to 20
times the current year estimates provided the company's earnings are
growing at a much faster rate than the price-earnings ratio.
    In these terms, Edelson contends, the shares of Wang Laboratories,
as a notable example, are a buy. Wang, which manufactures small
business computers and word-processing equipment, is said to be
returning to favor after a long hiatus that reflected an earnings
trough in the mid-1970's. Edelson said that institutions that he was
in touch with were showing more interest in Wang.
    Despite some problems, Wang has been selling at a generous
price-earnings ratio of 18 times its latest 12-month results. While
18 times earnings would strike most investors as unusually high,
Edelson points out that the company's earnings have grown at an
average of 63 percent annually in the last three years, or three
times faster than its price-earnings ratio.
    And, in Edelson's judgment, Wang's earnings will continue to show
exceptional growth. ''We are estimating earnings of $1.60 per split
share for the year ended June 1980, up from $1.15 in June 1979, or an
increase of 39 percent,'' he said.
    Edelson not only likes Wang Laboratories. He also has a list (or
more precisely, computer screens) of data on office equipment
companies and on telecommunications companies highlighting what he
considers undervalued companies. The list was published last month.
    According to Edelson, his computer list, which has 115 companies,
indicates price-earnings ratios that do not always adequately reflect
earnings growth.
    ''It appears that investors will not pay for superior growth,'' he
said. ''In fact, they rarely pay more than 10 to 15 times earnings
regardless of rates of growth.''
    Edelson points out that a company with a price-earnings ratio of,
say, 20 that increases its earnings by 50 percent a year will cut its
p-e by more than half within two years, if the stock price does not
continue to reflect the earnings growth. Thus, by Edelson's
reckoning, Wang, California Microwave and Data General, all of which
have price-earnings ratios of 13 and up, are nevertheless undervalued.
    His computer list, which is published periodically, also shows
latest revenues divided by market value, a measurement used to detect
turnarounds or takeovers. That is, if a company has big revenues and
relatively little market value, it is ripe for new management to come
in and rejuvenate by selling off assets and trimming personnel. What
will be left will be a smaller but much more profitable company.
    Those companies ranking high in this category are Planning Research,
Nashua, Memorex, Control Data, Sperry Rand, Savin and Pitney-Bowes.
These and many other companies on the list are selling at relatively
low prices compared with book value, and, again, Mr. Edelson regards
them as potential turnarounds.
    The latest list is the second of its kind he has published and
Edelson notes that several companies on the first lsit, published
last December, have done well. He mentions Four Phase, a data
terminal manufacturer, which was growing 6.7 times faster than its
earnings multiple. The shares are up a modest 10 percent, and he
thinks the company is still attractive.
    Comten, a manufacturer of computer parts for telecommunications
applications, was growing five times faster than its multiple. The
company was acquired at double the price shown in the first report.
    General Instruments was growing four times faster than its p-e in
December 1978. The stock has since gone up by half from 28 12
to about 40 today. Anderson Jacobsen, a manufacturer of data
terminals, growing at 3.3 times faster than its p-e, also increased
50 percent from 5  5/8.
    Of course, many of the shares that looked well on the list have done
nothing and some have dropped lower. Edelson suggests that anyone who
looks at some of these companies should do some fundamental analysis
before making a commitment. After all, raw figures often mask
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n109  2020  13 Aug 79
BC-SALT 1stadd
NYT WASHINGTON: new rockets.
     Although this information is judged to be vital to verifying
provisions in the new arms treaty restricting the modernization of
new and existig missiles, the CIA was forced to abandon the Iranian
stations in the wake of the revolution there.
    - Ships and aircraft. The loss of the Iranian sites has led the
administration to seek other means of gathering the missile
telemetry. Although American stations in Turkey are too far away to
pick up line-of-sight radio broadcasts, a new generation of
''over-the''horizon'' radars, which bounce signals off the onisphere,
are still able to pick up the trajectory of experimental Soviet
    Meanwhile, American ships equipped with sensitive listening gear
similar to the Iranian sites patrol the North Atlantic, where they
collect telemetry broadcast by new Soviet submarine-launched missiles
tested in the White Sea, northeast of Finland.
    But to fully compensate for the Iranian stations, the administration
is reconfiguring the 25-year-old U-2 reconnaissance plane to pick up
missile telemetry. Flying at an altitude of 100,000 feet over Turkey
and dangling an ultra-high frequency antenna, CIA intelligence
specialists believe that the aircraft will be able to collect much of
the data on missile performance previously intercepted in the
northern mountains of Iran.
    The administration's U-2 plan, however, has run into political and
technical obstacles. Under pressure from the Soviet Union, the
Turkish government of Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit is having second
thoughts over whether it should grant the United States overflight
rights for the new versions of the U-2. And even if the Turkish
government does finally give its permission for the flights, some
specialists acknowledge that the aircraft's antenna will not be able
to pick up the entire wave spectrum of telemetry signals.
    The job of collecting the missile signals has been further
exacerbated by a Soviet practice known in intelligence circles as
''encryption,'' the transmission of telemetry in code. During a
single test firing, a missile may broadcast telemetry on as many as
30 or more frequencies. Each of these frequencies, or ''channels'',
contains specific information on the performance of a different
component aboard the missile, such as a fuel pump or guidance system.
    Until 1974, both Washington and Moscow had fairly easy access to the
telemetry broadcast in various channels during each other's test
flights. However, Moscow at that time began to transmit telemetry in
many channels in undescipherable code. To make things worse, Soviet
engineers also began to switch channels for the transmission of
different performance characteristcs, making it almost impossible for
American eavesdroppers to determine which channels corresponded to
specific missile subsystems.
    The Soviet practice of encryption emerged as a key, last-minute
issue in treaty negotiations last winter and American negotiators
were finally able to get Moscow to agree to a provision in the accord
that forbids the encoding of telemetry that would interfere with the
verification. But the treaty does not spell out precisely what
channels of telemetry must be broadcast ''in the clear.''
    Senate experts on verification, such as Sen. John Glenn, Democrat of
Ohio, have cited the ambiguity of the encryption provision as well as
the possible deficiencies of the U-2 to argue that under the new
accord, Moscow might be able to upgrade the payload of its existing
missile force without American knowledge.
    Intelligence specialists also report that the United States would
also be able to use a new class of ''Siglint,'' or signal
intelligence, satellites to collect some of the missile telemetry.
Although these satellites are the most secret of American
surveillance systems, it is known that the CIA and the National
Security Agency are already able to intercept Soviet radio and
microwave communications from outer space.
    By positioning some of the Siglint satellites over Soviet missile
test complexes, officials asserted that the administration would be
able to collect much of the telemetry missed by the U-2s. And they
also dislosed that as early as 1983, the United States would be able
to hoist a new satellite into orbit which, equipped with a huge
antenna, would be able to collect the entire spectrum of telemetry
    While the new satellite will cost over $250 million to develop and
deploy, officials believe that if it lessens the anxiety of Glenn and
others over verification, it will be worth the money.
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n407  1939  19 Aug 79
    Attention: Food Editors
    Editor's note: If interested in a photo to run with this story,
please phone 312 321-2008 or 312 321-2031.
    By Bev Bennett
    (c) 1979 Chicago Sun-Times
    Eating at Mallory's, a restaurant in Chicago's Hyde Park, is a
little like eating in the home of a friend who's a graduate of the
school of good home cooking.
    Customers get the feeling that Alan Mallory, the 29-year-old owner,
went into his garden or his supermarket, picked whatever looked ripe
and choice and prepared it in a fresh, wholesome and somehow
comforting way.
    For example, during the height of the summer squash season, all
forms of squash creations are coming out of the kitchen. There's blue
skies casserole, a sort of cheese, ham and squash custard one's
mother might have made, or zucchini tossed with chicken livers, which
resolves all those liver-eating anxieties.
    ''The recipes that evolve tend to be informal, like our spinach
quiche served on homemade bread,'' said Mallory, who is responsible
for the culinary inspiration.
    People who appreciate the flavors of good produce, fish and meats
prepared in a way that doesn't mask their natural goodness may
understand Mallory's understated boast that the kitchen has no
freezer. There are no frozen assembled vegetable dishes waiting to be
microwaved to readiness.
    ''Foods sometimes look like they've been whipped up from leftovers.
We get a good response from that.''
    It's a restaurant style that's finding favor in various parts of the
country: treating customers as if they were guests at someone's home.
Rather than scrambling to impress with sophisticated dishes, the host
serves whatever his favorite dishes or his experience dictates.
    In the young restaurateur's case, the experience has been practical
rather than theoretical. While others may have been in cooking
schools, Mallory spent his days in camp kitchens or school
cafeterias. His family's kitchen was always liberated.
    ''When I was growing up, if we were hungry, we were expected to go
into the kitchen and make our own sandwiches,'' he said.
    Now, even though he has both a day- and night-shift cook, he's still
in his restaurant kitchen thinking of possibilities for the menu. He
has a refreshing curiosity. He feels free to experiment with his
    ''We change our menus monthly to respond to what customers want.
    ''I tell our wholesaler to give us unusual things. We use squash
during the summer in every form we can get it,'' said Mallory,
tackling a mountain of zucchini, yellow, spaghetti and scallop squash.
    And although there are all kinds of exotic produce, the preparation
always tends to be simple. To Mallory's seeming chagrin, it's not
quite as simple as he would have liked.
    ''I wanted to do simple dishes when I began last year-plain
vegetables, broiled fish. Now I'm getting into fish florentine.''
    Blue skies casserole
    Time: less than 1 hour
    Cost: under $2.75
    1 large onion, chopped fine
     1/4 pound butter
    4 tablespoons flour
     1/2 cup whipping cream
    1 teaspoon each thyme, salt and pepper
     1/2 cup bleu cheese
     1/2 cup chopped ham or bacon (cooked) or Canadian bacon
    4 lightly beaten eggs
    2 medium yellow squash, sliced thin (about 2 cups)
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n999  0106  21 Aug 79
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    Attention: food editors
    Repeating for Trenton and all needing.
    By Bev Bennett
    (c) 1979 Chicago Sun-Times
    Eating at Mallory's, a restaurant in Chicago's Hyde Park, is a
little like eating in the home of a friend who's a graduate of the
school of good home cooking.
    Customers get the feeling that Alan Mallory, the 29-year-old owner,
went into his garden or his supermarket, picked whatever looked ripe
and choice and prepared it in a fresh, wholesome and somehow
comforting way.
    For example, during the height of the summer squash season, all
forms of squash creations are coming out of the kitchen. There's blue
skies casserole, a sort of cheese, ham and squash custard one's
mother might have made, or zucchini tossed with chicken livers, which
resolves all those liver-eating anxieties.
    ''The recipes that evolve tend to be informal, like our spinach
quiche served on homemade bread,'' said Mallory, who is responsible
for the culinary inspiration.
    People who appreciate the flavors of good produce, fish and meats
prepared in a way that doesn't mask their natural goodness may
understand Mallory's understated boast that the kitchen has no
freezer. There are no frozen assembled vegetable dishes waiting to be
microwaved to readiness.
    ''Foods sometimes look like they've been whipped up from leftovers.
We get a good response from that.''
    It's a restaurant style that's finding favor in various parts of the
country: treating customers as if they were guests at someone's home.
Rather than scrambling to impress with sophisticated dishes, the host
serves whatever his favorite dishes or his experience dictates.
    In the young restaurateur's case, the experience has been practical
rather than theoretical. While others may have been in cooking
schools, Mallory spent his days in camp kitchens or school
cafeterias. His family's kitchen was always liberated.
    ''When I was growing up, if we were hungry, we were expected to go
into the kitchen and make our own sandwiches,'' he said.
    Now, even though he has both a day- and night-shift cook, he's still
in his restaurant kitchen thinking of possibilities for the menu. He
has a refreshing curiosity. He feels free to experiment with his
    ''We change our menus monthly to respond to what customers want.
    ''I tell our wholesaler to give us unusual things. We use squash
during the summer in every form we can get it,'' said Mallory,
tackling a mountain of zucchini, yellow, spaghetti and scallop squash.
    And although there are all kinds of exotic produce, the preparation
always tends to be simple. To Mallory's seeming chagrin, it's not
quite as simple as he would have liked.
    ''I wanted to do simple dishes when I began last year-plain
vegetables, broiled fish. Now I'm getting into fish florentine.''
    Blue skies casserole
    Time: less than 1 hour
    Cost: under $2.75
    1 large onion, chopped fine
     1/4 pound butter
    4 tablespoons flour
     1/2 cup whipping cream
    1 teaspoon each thyme, salt and pepper
     1/2 cup bleu cheese
     1/2 cup chopped ham or bacon (cooked) or Canadian bacon
    4 lightly beaten eggs
    2 medium yellow squash, sliced thin (about 2 cups)
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n032  1128  23 Aug 79
c. 1979 N.Y. Times Nws Service
    WASHINGTON - A kit of cooking utensils being patented by a
Connecticut couple symbolizes a successful family project. Stanley I.
Mason Jr. and Charlotte G. Mason will receive Patent 4,165,855 next
week for a cake and casserole set that is being produced and widely
distributed by the Mason family.
    Mason is chairman and founder of the Masonware Corp., based in
Newport Beach, Calif., which manufactures a line of cookware. His
son, Douglas C., is its president. Stanley Mason is also owner of
Simco, Inc., a ''think tank'' housed in a colonial barn at Weston,
Conn. Simco is devoted to invention and development of Masonware and
other products.
    A cake and casserole set, designed primarily for microwave ovens,
has only four parts, but they offer many combinations for baking,
cooking, roasting and steaming. A three-quart mixing bowl with a
removable center post is useful in baking ring-shaped cakes. A
serving dish can be used as a pie pan or lid for the bowl. A trivet
gives support inside or outside the bowl. As the center post is
hollow, it can contain syrup.
    The kit, which is made of ivory-colored ceramic, is said to bake a
cake in 10 minutes. With seven other Masonware vessels for heating
and eating, it is sold in many stores and military post exchanges.
The retail price is about $35. Masonware is most popular in the
Sunbelt, where microwave is in general use, but is described as
suitable for conventional cooking.
    Besides cookware, Stanley Mason is inventor or co-inventor of a
burglar alarm, a room deodorant system, fast-growth flower pots,
Dixie cup lids, plastic jugs and disposable diapers. Under his
direction, two dozen new Masonware products are being developed.
    A method of converting a gasoline engine to a diesel engine was
patented this week for the J. I. Case Co. of Racine, Wis. Joseph T.
Kulhavy and Donald G. Shelton were granted patent 4,164,915 for the
process and apparatus. The patent notes that the recent energy crisis
has increased the demand for diesel engines because they normally
have a higher efficiency and lower fuel consumption than conventional
    The conversion is made by replacing all the pistons of the gasoline
engine with specially-designed pistons and replacing all of the
sparkplugs with fuel injectors. The compression ratio must be higher
in diesel engines.
    A special piston has a flat end with a dome extending over more than
half its area. The dome contains a combustion chamber into which
gases are forced when the piston is moved. The gases are compressed
and the diesel fuel injected into the combustion chamber is ignited.
No spark is needed.
    The invention is not in current use, but the company is willing to
grant licenses. A subsidiary of Tenneco, Inc., the J. I. Case Co.
manufacturers agricultural tractors and construction equipment.
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a233  1258  26 Aug 79
AM-CBS Western Edition,480
AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - As of Monday night, there will be new news in the
''CBS Evening News'' for its West Coast viewers.
    For the first time, the western portion of the United States will
receive an evening network news program that's as up-to-date as the
newscasts seen in the East as CBS launches its ''Evening News West
Coast Edition.''
    Instead of just replaying the tape of Walter Cronkite's show here
three hours after it has aired in the East, as has been the practice,
stale segments of Cronkite's taped shows will be eliminated and
replaced entirely by updated or new stories anchored from Los Angeles.
    Correspondent Terry Drinkwater will anchor the West Coast edition.
    Previously, stories that demanded updating before airing on the West
Coast were interrupted with an in-studio report from Los Angeles. The
effect was distruptive and lent an often inappropriate air of urgency
to routine news developments.
    Or, if the interruption was for a truly urgent story, the brevity of
the update often left the viewer hungering for more information.
    ''The hard and painful truth of the matter is that we hadn't done it
consistently (freshening the 'Evening News'),'' said Drinkwater.
''When something incredible and catastrophic happened, we'd break in
and say, 'There was a hijacking in Syria today and 40 people were
shot. Walter Cronkite will be back in a minute.'''
    Those updates ''did inform the people, but it didn't give us the
opportunity to give them pictures,'' says Drinkwater. And pictures are
the heart of TV news.
    The desired effect of the new system is to update breaking stories
and expand stories of western interest while making it look like part
of the Cronkite broadcast. In run-throughs conducted last week, the
live-tape blend seemed to work smoothly.
    For example, Cronkite would set up a Leslie Stahl report on
President Carter's trip down the Mississippi, cut to Stahl, who'd do
her report and then sign it back to Cronkite. On the West Coast
practice edition, that whole segment was eliminated.
    Instead, Drinkwater set up Stahl, who did a fresh report on Carter
that included later developments, and turned it back to Drinkwater,
who went into a commmercial.
    After the commercial, Cronkite was back, and the program continued
    The three networks have always considered the matter of broadcasting
old news to the West Coast a problem, but there was no practical
alternative until quite recently. The advent of mini-cams and other
new video technologies now make it possible for a TV reporter to, for
instance, send his pictures from the scene of an Oregon dam break to
a nearby station in Portland by microwave, where it can be sent by
satellite to Los Angeles and New York in about one second.
    The other networks, ABC and NBC, are also considering West Coast
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n421  2244  26 Aug 79
    Attention: Book Editors.
    By Peggy Constantine
    (c) 1979 Chicago Sun-Times
    Like autumn leaves and school, September brings paperback versions
of last year's best hardcover books, and here are some of them:
    -''The Snow Leopard,'' by Peter Matthiessen (Bantam, $2.25). After
the death of his wife, Matthiessen traveled through the Crystal
Mountain region in Nepal and kept a journal of the 250-mile trek to
the Tibetan plateau. The journal, which won a 1979 National Book
Award, records the search of Matthiessen's companion, zoologist
George Schaller, for the elusive snow leopard of the Himalayas as
well as Matthiessen's own odyssey for his place in the universe.
    -''A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century,'' by Barbara
Tuchman (Ballantine, $6.95), traces the history of the 14th Century
through the life of a feudal lord who reigned over 150 villages. She
describes a society disrupted by war, famine and disease. A
beautifully written picture of other times, other places.
    -''In Search of History,'' by Theodore H. White (Warner, $5.95). The
reporter-author's memories of his career, rich in the description of
his rise to fame, the important people he knew and the major events
he reported, from those in China before and during World War II to
the 1960 presidential campaign, in which his ''Making of the
President'' books began.
    -''The Ann Landers Encylopedia, A to Z'' (Ballantine, $6.95) offers
the syndicated human relations columnist's opinions-and those of the
enormous number of experts she knows-on physical, social and
emotional problems, arranged in alphabetical order from Abortion to
Zoonoses (diseases humans can contract from animals). The author is a
straight shooter with lots of humor about age-old problems.
    -''The Times of My Life,'' by Betty Ford and Chris Chase
(Ballantine, $2.25). Celebrity biographies tend to be shallow and
self-serving, but the former First Lady's candor will win her
friends. She has updated the paperback to discuss her facelift and
treatment at the naval hospital in Long Beach, Calif.
    October will bring softcover reissues of two major popular
biographies of 1978:
    -''Robert Kennedy and His Times,'' by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
(Ballantine, $3.50), notable for the author's declaration of
affection for his subject, his access to papers and letters and its
eloquent style. The National Book Award-winning biography
concentrates on Kennedy's career as U.S. attorney general.
    -''American Caesar,'' by William Manchester (Dell, $3.50), a massive
life of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in which his real heroism as well as
shortcomings and enormous ego are all explored.
    Other nonfiction offerings for the month:
    -''Nurse,'' by Peggy Anderson (Berkley, $2.50), a former newspaper
reporter's eight weeks in a hospital ward with a nurse in a large
East Coast hospital.
    -''Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook'' (Bantam, $2.99), the
49-year-old classic with recipes suitable for both novices and
sophisticated cooks. This is a reprint of the March, 1976, revision,
with ideas for microwave oven cooking, crock cooking, metric measures
and wines to use.
    October fiction:
    -''Fools Die,'' by Mario Puzo ($3.50), the novel that caused such a
stir a year ago when the publisher paid $2.55 million for paperback
rights. In the deal, Signet also picked up reprints rights to Puzo's
1970 ''The Godfather'' ($2.75), which already has sold some 13
million copies.
    -''Ashes in the Wind,'' by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (Avon, $4.95), all
about a passionate Southern girl who disguises herself as a boy to
escape the ravages of the Civil War, finding those of a Yankee
surgeon more to her liking.
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a009  2216  28 Aug 79
PM-Washington Briefs,590
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says it will cost $1.75 million in
lost interest, but Social Security recipients won't have their
September checks delayed because of Labor Day.
    Labor Day comes next Monday, the day the checks are due for
delivery. So to keep them from being late, they will be mailed in time
for receipt Friday, three days early. A Social Security official says
the early mailing of $9 billion in checks will cost $1.75 million in
lost interest.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is investigating whether
Japanese-made microwave ovens are being sold in the United States at a
cheaper price than in Japan.
    Trade agreements prohibit such ''dumping'' of foreign-made items.
But the Treasury Department said Tuesday that officials were
investigating whether Japan was selling the ovens at less than fair
value, and if so, whether that was hurting U.S. manufacturers.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Another Army recruiter faces charges that he
helped prospective volunteers with their entrance examinations.
    The Army filed charges Tuesday against Sgt. Major Ernest R.
Richardson of Lakewood, Fla., the fourth recruiter charged so far in
the Charlotte, N.C., recruiting district. Officials say he faces a
possible court martial trial with penalties ranging from confinement
to a bad conduct discharge. In all, 26 other recruiters in the
district have been relieved of duties. Eight have been offered
non-judicial, or less than court martial, punishment.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The dates stamped on many food products in grocery
stores have little relevance to the actual freshness of food when it
it sold, says the congressional Office of Technology Assessment.
    The report released Tuesday said all surveys indicate consumers want
the dates to help them decide when to buy or use the products. But it
adds that because there is no federal policy on dating, a wide
variation in state laws and no uniform industry guidelines, ''the
result is often consumer confusion.'' It quoted one survey as showing
only one in four consumers know how to read the freshness dates on
breakfast cereals.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Jaymar-Ruby Inc. and Gant Inc., two major clothing
manufacturers, have agreed not to set retail prices for their goods
in what the Federal Trade Commission says is a money-saving step for
    The settlements announced Tuesday are the latest in a series of
similar agreements negotiated between the FTC and various large
apparel manufacturers. The FTC charged Jaymar-Ruby Inc., and Gant
Inc., with illegally fixing the prices at which dealers can advertise
and sell their products. In signing consent agreements, the two
companies acknowledged no legal violations.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Graduate and professional schools should place
less reliance on testing and more on such things as interviews,
recommendations and non-academic experiences, says a Howard University
    A report released Tuesday by Sylvia T. Johnson suggests blacks and
others from minority groups can suffer unjustly if test results are
the sole criteria for admission. ''There is no argument against the
logic that blacks and whites who seek to master the same professional
discipline must each develop the same body of skills and
understandings,'' she said. But test results alone are not an accurate
projection of blacks' abilities to master those skills, she said.
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n605  2240  28 Aug 79
     EDITORS: The following is from the London Telegraph Foreign
Service. It is for use only in the United States and Canada.
     By R. Barry O'Brien
     Daily Telegraph, London
     LONDON-More experts were were at work Wednesday in the
investigation into the baffling Great Kensington Radiation Mystery.
     Two experts from the National Radiological Protection Board at
Harwell, with elaborate equipment, were called in Tuesday to join two
scientists who have been monitoring the radiation since Friday.
     The decision to step up the inquiry was taken after the radiation,
apparently emanating from the Israeli Embassy, registered again on
monitoring devices after disappearing during the bank holiday weekend.
     Pulses of radiation, which stopped at 9:15 a.m. on Friday began
again at 7:15 a.m. Monday and lasted about half an hour. The
disappearance and reappearance of the radiation seemed to indicate
that it was being caused by apparatus switched off during the holdiay
and then switched on again.
     This strengthened speculation that the source of the radiation was
some spying device being used either by or against the Israelis.
     The radiation recorded on monitors was being emitted in short
pulses, lasting two to three seconds, at 10-second intervals on
Friday and one-minute intervals Monday.
     ''We are completely in the dark. We have never come across anything
like this before, said Ray Sainsbury, one of the Greater London
Council scientific investigators.
     ''At the moment we have not any idea at all about the cause of the
radiation,'' said a spokesman for the National Radidogical Protection
Board. ''We are puzzled by the intervals between the pulses of
     ''We can only hazard a guess. There might be a microwave
anti-intruder device or possible some sort of transmission equipment.
Sometimes high voltage equipment can produce parasitic X-rays, but
this is not ionizing radiation like gamma rays or real X-rays.''
     A spokesman for the Israeli embassy said the matter was as much of
a mystery to the Israelis as to anyone else.
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n059  1431  29 Aug 79
BC-NEWHOUSE OBIT Undated 2takes
(Lead To Come)
c.1979 N.Y. Times News Service
    By dint of single-minded persistence, an awesome capacity for hard
work and a keen business sense, Samuel I. Newhouse, the son of an
impecunious immigrant, built one of the country's largest
communications empires, with holdings worth hundreds of millions of
    The empire started with the Staten Island Advance, which he acquired
in 1922 for $98,000. Fifty-four years later he was able to buy Booth
Newspapers, Inc. - publisher of eight Michigan dailies and the Sunday
supplement Parade - for $305 million, reportedly the highest price
ever paid in American newspaper history.
    Over the years, the Newhouse empire came to include 31 newspapers,
in 22 U.S. cities, with a total circulation of well over 3 million -
including the Newark Star-Ledger, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the New
Orleans Times-Picayune and the Portland Oregonian - in addition to
Parade, which has a circulation of more than 21 million, and seven
American magazines - Vogue, Glamour, House and Garden, Mademoiselle,
Brides, Self, and Gentlemen's Quarterly - along with magazines in
Britain, France and Italy.
    In the electronic field, the empire came to comprise five radio
stations, in Syracuse, N.Y., Birmingham, Ala. and Harrisburg, Pa.;
cable television systems in a score of areas, with a total of 175,000
customers; and Eastern Microwave, Inc, a microwave system that is a
common carrier of television signals to cable systems in New York
State, Pennsylvania and New England. The sale of five Newhouse-owned
television stations, in Elmira, Syracuse, Harrisburg, Birmingham, and
St. Louis, for $84 million to Times Mirror Inc. of Los Angeles was
announced in December, 1978, but Federal Communications Commission
approval of the transaction is still pending.
    Despite the vast scope of his holdings, Newhouse was an unobtrusive
man, with no central office except his battered brown briefcase, who
preferred to live and do business relatively quietly. ''That's the
advantage of being a shrimp,'' the 5-foot-3-inch, self-described
''newspaper businessman'' once said. ''Nobody notices you.''
    Moreover, unlike some press lords, Newhouse did not use his
newspapers as a megaphone to expound his thinking on public matters.
    ''I am not interested in molding the nation's opinion,'' he said.
''I want these newspapers to take positive stands of their own; I
want them to be self-reliant.
    Although the Newhouse newspapers were not run from a central office
on classic chain principles, their business operations were closely
supervised by Newhouse or close relatives, of whom there are a dozen
on the payroll.
    A stroke in 1978 curtailed Newhouse's business activity, and after
another one in July, 1979 he had been either hospitalized or
otherwise incapacitated, and the empire has been being presided over
by four of his relatives: his two brothers, Norman and Theodore, and
his two sons, Samuel I. Jr. and Donald E.
    Despite his self-effacement, some of Newhouse's efforts to buy
control of newspapers met with fierce resistance on the ground that
he was an absentee owner. His bid for The Omaha World-Herald was
rebuffed completely in 1962. He was fought in Springfield, Mass., but
eventually, after a long battle, achieved outright ownership of the
Springfield Union, News and Republican.
    In the 1930s and 1940s, when Newhouse was acquiring some newspapers
in economic distress, A.J. Liebling of The New Yorker magazine
referred to him as ''a journalistic chiffonnier,'' or ragpicker.
Later, however, as his earnings mounted, he bought papers already
making a profit.
    Newhouse's formula for pulling newspapers out of the red consisted
of a stringent reduction of costs and a stimulation of advertising
and circulation. He believed that ''only a newspaper which is a sound
business operation can be a truly free, independent editorial
enterprise, able to do the best possible job for the community.''
    Labor unions, and especially the American Newspaper Guild,
complained, however, that newsroom pay scales on most Newhouse papers
were niggardly, and he was in and out of trouble with unions for many
    The Newhouse print media holdings are owned by Advance Publishing
Inc., and the Newhouse electronic media holdings are owned by
Newhouse Broadcasting Corp. Both corporations, Donald Newhouse
reported, are entirely owned by the Newhouse family, and all the
publications and electronic media concerns are wholly owned by the
Newhouses through the corporations.
    The Newhouse interests formerly included the Long Island Press, the
Queens-based daily newspaper, but it ceased publication in 1977 - its
157th year - bowing to rising costs and increasing competition.
    Another major change in the empire, the sale of the television
stations, was decided apon, Donald Newhouse reported, because the
Newhouses had come to feel that joint ownership of newspapers and
television stations in the same market areas was becoming
increasingly frowned upon by the federal government.
    In formal terms, Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr. controlled his empire,
Donald Newhouse reported, because he owned all the voting stock in
the two corporations; all the non-voting stock was held by him and
his close relatives.
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n044  1335  02 Sep 79
NYT NEW YORK: on target.''
    The General Electric Co., which is in a close race with Whirlpool
for leadership in major appliance sales with a market share of about
21 percent, has had a ''very good'' year, a spokesman said, but it
anticipates a sales slump later this year, followed by an upswing by
    Similarly James I. Magid, vice president for research at Shearson
Hayden Stone Inc., the investment house, is forecasting a 10 percent
decline in unit sales of major appliances next year.
    According to Donald Welsch, an economist and corporate planning
consultant at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., the accounting firm,
most manufacturers have planned intensively since last summer for
coping with recession. The ''recession marketing policies'' that
emerged are now broadly in effect, he said.
    RCA is offering a $100 trade-in allowances through some dealers on
its 25-inch, 1980-model color television sets, which normally retail
at $920. Beginning in November, it plans rebates of up to $100 on its
various 1980 color TV models.
    The combination of tightly-managed production schedules and fervid
sales promotions has created an anomaly for an industry supposedly
heading into recession - a shortage of some popular models on the
selling floor.
    ''It's unavoidable when you're running inventories tight,'' the
Whirlpool spokesman conceded. He added that Whirlpool also is engaged
in heavy sales promotions. ''It's not in anticipation of a downturn,
but in anticipation of increasing our share of the market,'' he
asserted. Similarly, Zenith says it has been unable to meet demand in
the fastest growing segment of the TV set industry - small, 13-inch
color models.
    Appliance manufacturers also say they are enjoying a surge in
replacement purchases, along with sustained demand from strength in
the housing sector, which has stood up surprisingly well. These two
factors, neither present in 1974, are expected to cushion the
industry against an economic slump this time around.
    The latest forecast by the Association of Home Appliance
Manufacturers, a trade group whose members produce 95 percent of the
appliances sold or made in the United States, is for 33.8 million
major appliances this year. The forecast was increased last May from
the 33.2 million forecast for 1979 last November. The lower forecast,
a spokesman said, had assumed that debt-loaded consumers would reduce
spending earlier than they have. The figure includes refrigerators,
electric ranges, microwave ovens, disposers, dishwashers, compacters,
washers, dryers, air-conditioners and humidifiers.
    About 21 million units were shipped through July, matching last
year's pace, when 35 million units were sold for the year. Unit sales
for the month of July were up 6 percent this year.
    According to some manufactuers, consumers who powered a sales boom
in appliances in the late 1960's apparently are replacing those
decade-old appliances now. Magid of Shearson Hayden Stone estimated
that 65 percent of major appliance purchases are to replace obsolete
or inefficient models, and another 25 percent is tied to the housing
    The emphasis on slimming down inventories has pared appliance
manufacturers' profits this year. Moreover, rugged competition among
the industry leaders has kept their profit margins low for several
years, analysts said. Now, with the prime bank lending rate at a
record 12 1/4 percent and expected to climb higher, the appliance
manufacturers will have to pay higher costs to finance unsold models
that are slow to move from warehouse floors.
    Collectively, the industry reported a 3 percent drop in profits for
the first half of the year, although sales rose 12 percent.
    ''It is impossible to maintain margins in this kind of economic
climate,'' Smith of White Consolidated said, referring to the home
appliance business, the least profitable of the company's three major
lines of business. ''Material costs have been a large problem. Copper
is used in compressors in any regrigeration equipment, and plastics,
which are petroleum-sensitive, are used in all sorts of things.''
    The one glaring weak spot in appliance sales this year, noted by
both manufacturers and retailers, has been air-conditioners. But that
has nothing to do with the business cycle. The summer of 1979 simply
hasn't been that hot.
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n083  1731  06 Sep 79
     Fuel for such a dispute appeared to be at hand in the remarks of
present and former U.S. itelligence officers and political officials
about the Soviet troop presence and the Soviet electronic facilities.
     Retired Maj. Gen. George J. Keegan Jr., a former Air Force chief of
intelligence, asserted in a telephone interview that ''the Department
of Defense knew about the combat force five or six years ago'' and
also reported the existence of a ''giant'' Soviet electronic
surveillance base on Cuba.
     He described the facilities as consisting of ''vast antenna
farms,'' big-dish satellite receiver terminals'' and ''multichannel
high speed microwave relay systems.'' He said the facilities, similar
to American installations in Turkey, and previously in Iran and
Ethiopia, were capble of monitoring American missile launches and
satellite communications, and also capable of picking up microwave
signals from Soviet diplomatic missions in this coiuntry.
     But Keegan said he and his colleagues at the Pentagon were unable
to persuade ''the State Department and CIA'' t take an interest in
the troops or the electronic installations and that after many months
of arguments'' in the early 1970's ''we just kind of forgot it.''
     A current Pentagon official, asked about this allegation, said he
could recall there had been ''a bit of debate'' on the issue within
the intelligence community a few years ago, but he termed it ''rather
academic and boring technical arguments'' on matters that ''have
never been nailed down to anyone's satisfaction.''
     These recollections were sharply disputed in one form or another by
former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, by retired Lt. Gen.
Daniel Graham, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and
by one of Kissinger's senior aides.
     ''When I was in office we were not aware nor were we told by
intelligence that there were Soviet combat troops in organized units
in Cuba,'' Kissinger told a Columbia Broadcasting System reporter
Wednesday night.
     Graham, who left DIA In 1976, told the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee ''there was absolutely no evidence'' of a Soviet combat
unit in Cuba during his tenure despite ''good photo reconnaissance.''
The Graham testimony appeared to contradict the statements by Keegan.
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n069  1550  10 Sep 79
(Newhouse 011)
Newhouse News Service
    WASHINGTON - Because the telephone industry is doing more than just
sending voices around the block or the globe these days, Congress is
trying to figure out how to deregulate it.
    The problem is to avoid damaging efficient, universay, affordable
phone service in the process.
    As computers increasingly use telephones for transmitting
information and telephones use computers for routing calls, current
regulatory lines are blurring.
    Telecommunications giant American Telephone and Telegraph Co., its
subsidiaries constituting the Bell System, wants a piece of the
computer action. And AT&T's competitors want more access to the
extensive telephone system it has built.
    Congress last wrote legislation affecting the telephone industry in
1934, when technology was advancing at a much slower rate.
    Since then the Federal Communications Commission and the courts have
been faced with increasingly complex decisions on how to allow fair
competition between AT&T and smaller companies - policy decisions
that seem to require a congressional mandate.
    So Congress is trying again, with hearings to begin this month in
both the Senate and the House.
    Congress wants to deregulate the telecommunications industry so that
a free marketplace could demonstrate whether there really is a demand
for such Space Age innovations as a video system that would enable
shoppers to compare prices at local supermarkets by connecting their
phones to their television sets.
    But Congress wants to make sure AT&T and other carriers do not pull
out of such less profitable fields as rural telephone service, or
charge higher rates to home customers to make expensive new
technology more affordable for high-volume business users.
    Pending legislation would require AT&T to form a separate subsidiary
or subsidiaries for providing competitive services and products. That
would allow AT&T to expand beyond telephone technology into the data
processing field - to sell a service that transmits food prices,
news, weather and TV programs into homes.
    But it also would mean AT&T would no longer own the telephone
network that connects the nation. Instead, all telephone carriers
would pay a fee to maintain the network, which would be owned by Bell
operating companies, and all would have equal access to it. Consumers
might find two or three companies offering long-distance telephone
service, each at a different rate.
    AT&T, which until recently opposed any change in the status quo, is
appalled by this proposal. Without a central coordinator, AT&T says,
the nation's phone network would be thrown into chaos.
    Western Electric, an AT&T subsidary which manufactures telephone
equipment, would be divided into two divisions - one selling to the
Bell operating companies, the other to any carrier who wants to buy
its equipment.
    The basis for the restructuring proposals is to prevent AT&T from
subsidizing its competitive services with revenues from Western
Electric or Bell operating companies.
    That's the only way, Congress feels, the telephone giant and the
1,600 other carriers in the market can compete fairly.
    AT&T knows that if it does not support some congressional action, it
will become ''the carrier of last resort'' - required, like the
railroads, to provide access to its network for any carrier.
    Telephones no longer are only poles and lines, but optic fibers,
microwaves and satellites hooked in with computers, a House
communications subcommittee aide notes. ''In the face of rapidly
progressing technology, if we want to assure that everyone can still
have and afford telephone service, we have to do something.''
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n715  2357  12 Sep 79
     Attention: financial editors. Following is a marketing feature.
     By Clark W. Bell
     (c) 1979, Chicago Sun-Times
     Quasar Electronics Co. wants everybody to know that it's more than
just a television manufacturer.
     The Franklin Park (Ill.)-based division of Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co. next week breaks with a campaign entitled ''One great
idea after another.'' The company expects to spend nearly $3 million
of its $10 million total annual advertising budget in the next five
weeks, featuring a barrage of 30-second network spots.
     The heavy promotional dose, designed by Needham, Harper & Steers,
is intended to inform consumers that Quasar actively seeks a chunk of
the lucrative microwave oven, video cassette recorder and videotape
product markets. Next year, the company enters the audio field with a
full line of stereo systems and also introduces two hand-held
     But that's not to say the company is ignoring its television
business. In fact, Quasar has made a nice comeback since the Japanese
firm completed its $108 million purchase of Motorola's television
manufacturing operations in May, 1974.
     Motorola's TV market share had slipped to 5 per cent five years
ago, partly because of manufacturing and quality control woes.
Warranty repair costs were especially stagggering. After an executive
housecleaning, expansion of the TV product line and modernization of
the suburban Chicago plant, sales results began to improve slowly but
steadily. Today, the company's share approaches 7 per cent in a
healthy market.
    Quasar earlier this year was reorganized as a marketing-sales firm,
thus dropping its manufacturing role. Revenues are expected to finish
at about $400 million in 1979. Meanwhile, the plant next door was
renamed Matsushita Industrial Co.
     Alex Stone, named president in January, said, ''The consumer
electronics business will explode in the 1980s and diversified firms
will lead the market. The luxury of specialization is over.''
     Matsushita makes 10,000 products, Stone said, ''and we plan to sell
as many of the good ones as we can.'' Possible expansion includes
more kitchen products (food processors, refrigerators) vacuum
cleaners, radios and telephone equipment.
     The microwave oven division now is exceeding its initial sales
goals by 25 per cent, Stone said, although he admits it's an uphill
struggle battling with Litton, Amana and the other industry giants.
     ''We can't spend the kind of money on microwave advertising that
they do,'' Stone said, ''but there's no question that we'll be in the
top five within three years.''
     The video cassette recorder unit is selling everything it can make,
and Stone has started flying the product in from Japan rather than
using the normal shipping route. While RCA paces the industry, Sony,
Quasar and Panasonic (also part of the Matsushita empire) continue
their dogfight for the No. 2 spot. Industry sales could approach
600,000 units this year and one million in 1980.
     x x x
    --CPM will handle advertising for the Bradford Exchange, the world's
largest trading center in limited-edition collector's plates. Albert
J. Rosenthal was the previous agency.
     --Austin, Nichols & Co. soon begins importing Baileys Original
Irish Cream Liqueur.
     --Leo Burnett Co. appointed four new senior vice presidents: Joe
DeVivo, Cal Gage, Bill Smith and Don Spires....Montgomery Ward has
appointed two new national buyers: Eugene A. Koral for games-play
sets and William H. Gausselin for broadloom, rubber back and action
carpeting....Harshe, Rotman & Druck appointed Alfred M. Gertler
president and chief operating officer. The international public
relations firm's Chicago office also said Louis C. Williams Jr. is
the new president-Midwest. John DeFrancesco was named executive vice
president and Richard Rotman vice president-corporate services.
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a093  0822  21 Sep 79
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Carter today proposed legislation
intended to increase competition among telephone and other
telecommunications companies.
    He said that 45 years of advancing technology have ''invalidated the
old assumption that all aspects of the telecommunications service are
natural monopolies.''
    In a message to Congress, he endorsed congressional efforts to
change the federal system of regulating telecommunications companies,
and laid down some ''basic principles'' he wants to see followed.
    He called for competition ''wherever it is workable,'' adding that
local telephone exchanges may have to remain as monopolies
    He urged removal of ''out-of-date market divisions'' and said
distinctions have become increasingly blurred between
telecommunications and data processing.
    Carter said rural telephone companies should be aided by requiring
providers of long-distance telephone service to pay an ''access
charge'' to the companies that own local exchanges.
    He also endorsed the idea of auctioning communications frequencies
used for satellite links, microwaves and mobile radio in the way the
the government now sells oil leases and other limited natural
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n068  1555  24 Sep 79
c. 1979 N.Y. Times News Service
    GENEVA - A clash between rich and poor countries over the choice of
a chairman delayed the start Monday night of a 10-week, 140-nation
conference that is trying to divide up the world's available supply
of broadcasting channels.
    The dispute added strength to many delegates' fears that this year's
meeting of the World Administrative Radio Conference, which convenes
every 20 years to share out the airwaves between competing users,
will turn into a politically-charged confrontation between Western
nations and the Third World, with support from the Soviet Union.
    Monday, India unexpcctedly demanded the chairmanship of WARC-79, as
the conference is called, for its chief delegate, T.V. Srirangan,
citing a resolution of the Havana Summit meeting of nonaligned
countries earlier this month calling for a Third World chairman.
    The Indian demand ran into strong opposition from the chief U.S.
representative, Glen O. Robinson, who leads a 65-member delegation to
the talks. Sunday, officials say, Robinson and other Western
delegation leaders thought they had won Third World agreement to give
the chairmanship to the Swiss delegate, Henri Kiefer, after earlier
plans to nominate a New Zealander were dropped.
    As a result of the deadlock, the formal conference opening Monday
night was postponed until Wednesday as backstairs negotiations
continued between Western and Third World delegations.
    Third World resolutions already tabled for WARC-79 show that many of
these countries intend to challenge the West's traditional
committment to ensuring the free flow of broadcast information around
the world with demands for a ''new world information order'' giving
special guarantees and protection to developing countries.
    The new world information order many developing countries want,
officials point out, resembles earlier Third World demands for a
''new world economic order'' that would bend international trade and
monetary rules to favor poorer countries.
    In the telecommunications field, such a new world information order
chiefly means reserving a large slice of available broadcasting
channels for Third World use and limiting Western broadcasts to
developing countries as well as to the Soviet Union and Eastern
    At the center of this emerging dispute between the West and the
Third World over radio frequencies, officials here say, is a
U.S.-backed plan to increase by nearly 30 percent the portion of the
short wave radio band reserved for long distance international
    The United States is also seeking other changes in current WARC
regulations that would allow creation of several hundred new AM radio
stations in the United States, give more airspace for amateurs and
encourage satellite communications.
    Since the last WRAC in 1958, the number of major short wave
transmitters in the world has more than doubled to roughly 1,500 as
an increasing number of countries try to broadcast their news and
views around the globe. The result is a serious overcrowding of the
frequencies allocated for this kind of broadcasting and bad reception.
    The main sufferers from short-wave band overcrowding so far are the
overseas broadcasting services of the big Western countries, such as
Voice of America, Radio Liberty which broadcasts into the Soviet
Union and Eastern Europe, and the British, French and German external
    Under the U.S.-backed plan, these and other national broadcasting
services would be allocated, on a first-come first-served basis, part
of the short wave band currently reserved for maritime and military
communications, which are increasingly being carried by satellite and
    However the developing countries generally complain that this scheme
unduly favors the technologically advanced Western nations, which
already monopolize most of the available short-wave broadcasting.
Instead they want richer countries to reduce short wave use and
reserve a large part of the band for developing nations, which often
still need these frequencies for carrying telephone messages because
they cannot afford modern satellite and microwave technology.
    The Soviet Union already spends some $130 million a year trying to
jam Western programs beamed at its citizens. So Western officials
here expect the Soviets to side firmly with the Third World against
increasing the size of the short-wave band available to Western
broadcasters, because this would make their programs more audible in
the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. But as yet the Soviet Union has
given no indication what its attitude toward WARC-79 will be.
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n028  1011  25 Sep 79
c. 1979 N.Y. Times News Service
    BOONTON, N.J. - A bright sun and high cirrus made it hardly the kind
of day for flying ''blind.'' But Monday was the 50th anniversary of
the first flight guided only by instruments, a milestone in the
evolution of all-weather flying, and so the little biplane chugged
down the grass runway and took off on a ceremonial re-enactment of
the first ''blind flight.''
    James H. Doolittle, now 83 years old but still ramrod erect, watched
from the ground. The retired Air Force lieutenant general won acclaim
as a racing pilot, daredevil aerobat and leader of the famous Tokyo
bombing raid on April 18, 1942. Yet his most important contribution
to aeronautics may have been the first ''instruments only'' take-off
and landing he made Sept. 24, 1929, at Mitchel Field on Long Island.
    ''There was never any doubt in my mind,'' Doolittle said, recalling
the historic flight. ''We'd practiced it for a year, until it was
something very simple. Of course, we aviators used to try to make
things look difficult.''
    All commercial airliners now make radio instrument landings
routinely, and in the near future more sophisticated microwave
scanning systems will be bringing in the planes and the space
shuttle, America's next-generation space transportation system.
    Doolittle made his flight in a Consolidated NY-2 training plane
whose hooded rear cockpit was ''carefully sealed to keep out all
light'' and prevent the pilot from seeing where he was. Among the few
displays on the cockpit panel were a new and more sensitive
altimeter, a newly invented artificial horizon and another indicator
consisting of a pair of vibrating reeds connected to the radio
receiver. If the plane drifted to the right of a radio beacon at the
airport, the left reed vibrated more vigorously. If the plane was on
course, both reeds vibrated on the same frequency.
    Following these few instrument cues, Doolittle, an Army lieutenant
at the time, flew the biplane over a 15-mile course that included
several sharp turns and found his way back to an accurate touchdown.
Another pilot, Benjamin S. Kelsey, sat in the forward cockpit as a
safety precaution, but he always held his hands up off the controls.
    A shopping center stands on old Mitchel Field and so the reenactment
flight was made here at the landing field of Aircraft Radio and
Control Corp., a division of Cessna Aircraft Co. and the maker of
Doolittle's radio receiver. Other sponsors of the ceremony were
Kollsman Instrument Company, which built the altimeter, and Sperry
Flight Systems, whose founder provided the artificial horizon
    Although Doolittle remained on the ground, Kelsey, a retired
brigadier general, sat in the forward open cockpit of the
Consolidated Fledgling, a plane of the same size and vintage as the
one used in the original flight. Cole Palen of the Old Rhinebeck
Aerodrome, a museum of still-flying antique planes, flew from the
hooded rear cockpit.
    At the time of Doolittle's flight, when every week seemed to bring a
new advance in flying, newspapers hailed the achievement as the
''conquest'' of fog, one of aviation's greatest enemies. Looking
back, Doolittle said: ''Safety of flight had already been achieved by
that time. What we did was one step forward in the regularity of
flight, the ability to fly under many tough conditions.''
    The practice of following a radio signal in for landings soon became
widespread and the inspiration of the expression ''on the beam.'' For
such landings the pilot lines up his airplane on a very high
frequency ''localizer'' beam and an ultra-high frequency glide slope
beam that are transmitted from the airport.
    The highly directional VHF beam is essentially an extension of the
runway center line. If the pilot is on the beam, much as in
Doolittle's experiment, the needle on his attitude direction
indicator will show a zero deflection. Similarly, the glide slope
radio beam provides the pilot with up-down cues as he descends to
    According to aeronautical engineers, the next generation of
instrument landing systems will be based on microwave radio homing
devices. These are expected to provide more precise guidance signals,
to be freer from interference and to enable planes to fly many
different approach patterns to a runway, rather than one straight
approach. But these systems are expensive and will probably not be in
widespread use in commercial aviation for several years.
    An advanced microwave scanning beam landing system, developed by the
AIL Division of Cutler-Hammer at Farmingdale, N.Y., will guide the
space shuttle in to its runway landings.
    When it returns from Earth orbit, the space shuttle must descend at
a steep angle and then gradually flare to a touchdown. A computer
linked to the shuttle's autopilot must know where the vehicle is at
every instant. Since standard radio landing systems cannot do this,
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided on the
microwave scanning system. Instead of providing just a single
straight path for the vehicle to follow, this system provides a total
field of positions throughout all the possible approach paths the
shuttle could take. The computer aboard the shuttle can, then,
compare with great accuracy the exact location of the shuttle with
the desired location. If there is a discrepancy signals go out to
correct the flight path.
    Such range and accuracy is essential because the shuttle will be
coming in ''dead-stick,'' or without power, and without any
fly-around capability. It has one chance to land and must have the
instruments to make it good.
ny-0925 1309edt

a285  1917  30 Sep 79
AM-TV Talk-Harper, Adv 09,590
$Adv 09
For Release AMs Tues Oct 9
TV Talk: Jean Harper and the World of TV News
With Laserphoto
Associated Press Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After Jean Harper graduated from college 11
years ago, she worked at such traditional female jobs as telephone
operator and secretary. Now, at 33, she runs a 120-member television
news department with a $5 million-plus annual budget.
    ''When I got out of college, I didn't know women could do news. I
didn't know women could do anything,'' said the slender, blond-haired
news director at KRON-TV.
    But she found that being a woman was neither an asset nor a handicap
in the world of TV news.
    ''I don't want any job that I would get because I'm a woman,'' she
said. ''I don't feel discriminated against. Broadcasting does a pretty
good job of not discriminating. Being a woman has just been
    But when she got the KRON post three months ago, she became only the
second female with that kind of job in a major metropolitan area. San
Francisco is the fifth-largest TV market, and Carolyn Wean is news
director of KYW-TV in Philadelphia, the fourth-largest market.
    Ms. Harper got into TV news by chance. It started with a typing job
at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, and led to a producing assignment at a
station in Sacramento, and then to jobs in Oakland, Detroit and every
major station in the San Francisco-Oakland area.
    She's in the forefront of major changes in local TV news programming
which she said she believes will alter the business dramatically in
the next decade.
    Its most visible aspect so far is live reporting from throughout the
region. Using lightweight mini-cameras linked to the studio by
microwave transmitter, reporters can go live into living rooms. In the
past, TV news was mostly on film, which meant lengthy delays for
processing and editing.
    KRON and its two major competitors, KGO and KPIX, all have recently
acquired helicopters, which can help in live coverage.
    ''People plug into live coverage,'' Ms. Harper said. ''It's a major
reason to watch the news.''
    KRON now has six bureaus - four in surrounding counties, one in the
state capital, and a new seven-member Washington bureau scheduled to
begin live broadcast by satellite Oct. 24. That's more bureaus than
any competing station.
    She said KRON, the NBC affiliate and her seventh station, also is
spending more than any other area station in a long-range battle to
boost ratings. ABC's KGO has dominated the ratings for more than a
decade. KPIX is second and KRON is third at 6 p.m., and they trade
second and third place back and forth at 11 p.m.
    ''It's going to take three to four years to become No. 1 in the
ratings in this market, doing the things we've started doing in the
past three months.'' Ms. Harper said.
    What she is doing is stressing the ''live, now'' approach to news,
localized for the regional audience. ''At no time in this do we want
to duplicate what the networks are doing,'' she said.
    She said she believes a major part of her success is her travel up
through the ranks, where she got to know all of her people and all of
their jobs. ''Nobody can snow me by saying we can't do something.''
    While she won't specify her salary because ''some people might get
upset,'' she said she makes more than the $40,000 a TV reporter gets,
but less than the $100,000 paid her anchorman, John Hambrick.
    She works 12-hour weekdays, and usually finds herself in the office
on weekends, overseeing the 12 hours of news programming each week,
plus specials.
    She has remained single, she said, because her work drive would
''chew up some man. It would be terrible to do that to some nice
    End Adv AMs Tues Oct 9
s;p-ny-09-30 2216EDT

n429  2344  30 Sep 79
    Editors: The following is from the London Telegraph Foreign Service.
It is for use only in the United states and Canada.
    By Tony Allen-Mills
    Daily Telegraph, London
    TEHRAN--Saboteurs have blown up a microwave comunications station in
the oil-rich Iranian province of Khuzestan, seriously disrupting
telephone links between Iran's largest port at Khorramshahr, its main
oil refinery at Abadan, and the rest of the country.
    The official PAR news agency said a bomb that appeared to have been
fitted with a timing device exploded Sunday beneath the microwave
station's 210-foot radio mast, causing it to collapse onto the roof
of the building below.
    No one was hurt in the explosion, and a post and telecommunications
official said it would take at least five days to repair the damage.
Para-military troops were immediately airlifted into the area to
guard against further sabotage attempts.
    The motive for the attack, the worst to affect Iran's oil provinces
since an outbreak of sabotage of oil and gas pipelines last July, was
not immediately clear.
    Sunday, it was impossible to contact Abadansor Khorramshahr by
telephone and post office officials said only radio telephone systems
were in operation.
    The explosion came at a time of considerable tension in the
oil-fields of Khuzestan following the sacking last week of Hassan
Nazih, chief executive of the National Iranian Oil Co.
    But oil sources suggested it was unlikely that radical supporterss
of Nazih had set off the blast to protest his dismissal for refusing
to carry out a purge of high-ranking oil executives who also held
senior posts under the shah.
    The sources said the most likely culprits were militant Arab
autonomists who have been waging a sporadic battle against the Tehran
government for several months now.
    Meanwhile, Nazih failed to comply with an order to present himself
before an Islamic revolutionary court to face charges connected with
his leadership of the national oil company.
    There is no doubt here that Nazih has gone into hiding to avoid what
appears to be the certainty of execution if he is ever brought to
trial. Revolutionary guards have been watching his home, but so far
no warrant has been issued for his arrest.
    Oil sources have admitted that following Nazih's departure there was
considerable apprehension among the upper echelons of the company
that threats to carry out a purge of ''anti-revolutionary right-wing
elements'' might denude the company of vital talent.
    But an oil company official stressed that oil production had not
been affected unduly by Nazih's dismissal. The day after the oil
chief was replaced the oilfields produced about 3.5 million barrels,
average for the last few weeks, the official said.
    As far as Nazih's successor as oil supremo was concerned, confusion
reigned Sunday.
    In an unprecedented development, the sceret revloutionary council
that effectively rules Iran for Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini delayed
endorsement of a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan
who appointed a Japanese-speaking earthquake expert to the
newly-created post of oil minister.
    A member of the council told the Ettelaat newspaper that Bazargan's
explanation of the reshuffle, which involved six posts, had not been
accepted, although it was not clear whether this meant that
individual appointments were being queried.
    It was suggested that the new oil minister, Ali Akbar Moinfar, may
not have been considered a senior enough revolutionary figure for
such a critical post, and speculation hardened that the top oil job
might yet go to a close aide of Khomeini--even a clergyman.
    One new member of the cabinet, Dr. Mustafa Chamran, wasted no time
in getting down to work as defense minister, however.
    In a hard-line statement, which is bound to be greeted with the
deepest dismay in military circles, Chamran threatened to carry out a
purge of the whole of the armed forces, starting at the top.
    Chamran, the first civilian defense minister since the revolution,
said he initially believed that Iran did not need an army at all, on
the grounds that the revolutionary guards--gunmen loyal to Ayatollah
Khomeini--would suffice.
    But, the minister added, when the colonialists flood Iran with light
and heavy arms from outside, it would be meaningless to dissolve the
    ''Therefore we do need an army, but one which is guided by Islamic
criteria, and one which conforms to the revolution, he said.
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n465  0456  01 Oct 79
     Editors: For the convenience of editors holding morning news
conferences, we now move a summary of what has been on this wire
during the night.
    MONDAY, Oct. 1, 1979
    KNOCK, Ireland (Kelly - Sun-Times - MASS) -- Declaring ''murder is
murder,'' Pope John Paul II, in the third and most solemn mass he has
said in Ireland, renewed his call for the denunciation of terrorism.
An earlier mass was marked by the enthusiasm of the young
congregation. (1,300) -a432, a433 FNSPM
    DUBLIN (Wingert - Sun-Times - HANDICAP) -- Pope John Paul II visited
with nearly 400 mentally and physically handicapped children at a
convent in a Dublin suburb. Afterwards he addressed, in Polish, a
crowd of Poles living in England and Ireland. (600) -a434 FNSPM
    PEKING (Wade - Telegraph - CHINA) -- China strongly criticizes the
late chairman Mao Tse-tung's Cultural Revolution, his Great Leap
Forward and his antirightist campaign in speeches marking the 30th
anniversary of Chinese Communist rule. (950) -a441 FNSPM
    BERENGO (Loudon - Telegraph - BOKASS) -- Visits to the imperial
palace and other old haunts of deposed Emperor Bokassa of the Central
African Republic reveal his links with South Africa and the massacre
of some 150 schoolchildren and indications that he is a cannibal.
(1,550) - a426, a427FNSPM
    CAIRO (Bushinsky - Sun-Times - JESSE) -- The Egyptians slow
itinerant peace-seeker Jesse L. Jackson's pace down to a walk,
letting him cool his heels at Cairo airport for nearly two hours and
leaving his local program incomplete. (750) -a428 FNSPM
    TEHRAN (Allen-Mills - Telegraph - KHUZES) -- Saboteurs blow up a
microwave communications station in the oil-rich Iranian province of
Khuzestan, seriously disrupting telephone links with the rest of the
country. (800) -a429 FNSPM
    JOHANNESBURG (Kennedy - Telegraph - BOTHA) -- South Africa- Prime
Minister Pieter W. Botha marks his first anniversary of taking office
by warning ''anybody wishing to attack us: hit for opportunnities and
suffer the consequences.'' (900) -a430 FNSPM.
    MADRID (Brown - Telegraph - MACIAS) -- Equatorial Guinea
boisterously celebrates the execution of former dictator and tyrant
Francisco Macias and six of his closest collaborators. (550) -a431
    CHICAGO (Talbot,
including several multimillionaires 
id $1,000 o8cnet to share
cocktails and chicken salad with Republican presidential contender
John Cj -- Two men
who own a chain of photo-finishing stores have fitother ''serious injuries'' wh-
ile usingthe company's
radios.(700) -a440 FNSPM
    UNDATED (Duty - Sun-Times - ARTIST) -- A young Polish artist who has
been in this country a year has created a larger-than life tapestry
portrait of the Pope as a tribute. Would-be buyers, note: the price
tag is $10,000. (Photo available.) (600) -a455 FNSPM
    CHICAGO (Olmstead - Sun-Times - ABORT) -- The federal government has
ordered Illinois to pay back $473,947 in payments for Medicaid
abortions that Washington says were ineligible for federal aid under
the Hyde Amendment. (400) -a459 FNSPM
    UNDATED (Constantine - Sun-Times - PILOT) -- Salvatore J. Fallucco
will be the Pope's pilot during his stay in the U.S. Fallucco, a
14-year veteran with TWA, was ''thrilled'' to be chosen to pilot the
Pope. (750) -a460 FNSPM
    LAS VEGAS (Watson - Sun-Times - JOHN) -- John Connally is using his
wheeler-dealer image to advantage these days, and audiences are
responding favorably. Getting audiences to respond favorably is one
of the big reasons why Connally is a name to be reckoned with.
(2,150) -a462, a463, a464 FNSPM
ny-1001 0754edt

n733  0154  04 Oct 79
     Attention: Fashion editors
     By Patricia Shelton
     1979 Chicago Sun-Times
     Sexy black clothes call for wispy black undies-or no undies at all.
     So smart lingerie makers are making their little black stuff sexier
than ever this year, to tempt women into wearing something more-and
more interesting-than cotton-crotch pantyhose.
     Whatever your type, tailored or fancy, there's a black lingerie
wardrobe waiting for you, whatever your price range.
     If no price is too high for elegance, you can look further, but
it's doubtful that you'll find anything to equal a new line of
exquisite silk lingerie being made in Chicago.
     The label is Malee, designed by Malee Chompoo and manufactured by
Blair Fashions. The entire line is in silk-chiffon charmeuse, an
imported heaven-to-the-touch fabric that makes plain silk charmeuse
pall in comparison.
     Malee is a tiny, soft-spoken Japanese woman who was Noriko's sample
maker at Blair for almost eight years before turning designer in her
own right. She made her entire sample line at home before she brought
it for show-and-tell and a subsequent contract at Blair, where she is
in charge of all the sewing rooms.
     Blair, among other things, has been manufacturing basic foundation
garments for many years. It also produces Mark Heister's high-fashion
line, although it no longer produces Noriko, and will produce Malee's
first sportswear line for spring 1980.
     Malee's lingerie line is about as far as you can get from
''basic.'' It's glamor at its outrageously luxurious best.
     Malee has done a cleverly engineered assortment of bras, bikinis,
French panties and camisoles for women who want to be devastatingly
elegant from the skin out. There are teddies and tube slips, slit
daringly high on the sides, that can be worn as sleepwear or
     For women who like to drift around their boudoirs in a breath of
black floating from shoulder to the floor, there are three very bare
nighties and a dressing gown styled like a traditional Japanese robe.
Some of the styles are ultra-sleek with narrow black-satin banding
and a single lace applique. Others are trimmed with wide lace ruffles.
     If you want to step into whisper-soft undies a little at a time,
you can get a wisp of a bra for $24 and a pair of bikini panties for
$30. Then the prices start climbing, up to $240 for one of the
lace-trimmed gowns and $352 for the Japanese dressing gown.
     Santas with lust in their hearts and the money to match it would do
well to check out these little lovelies before they go out and buy
their lady loves a microwave oven.
     Santas with lust in their hearts and no money to match it might
check out big lines such as Formfit Rogers, Le Bag, Vassarette,
Interludes, Lejaby, Pucci and Diane Von Furstenberg for sexy little
black undies at working man's prices. They're nylon instead of silk,
but they have the look of you-know-what against the skin.
ny-1004 0453edt

a064  0555  05 Oct 79
PM-World Radio, Adv 08,640
$adv 05
For release PMs Mon Oct. 8
Associated Press Writer
    GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) - Third World nations at an international
conference to replan global communications for the rest of this
century are posing a political challenge to the United States, the
world's predominant telecommunications power.
    In the opening phases of the World Administrative Radio Conference,
known by its acronym WARC, the developing nations made it clear that
they intend to use the conference, held once every 20 years by the
International Telecommunications Union, to press their political
argument that U.S. and Western technological supremacy amount to a
form of ''cultural imperialism'' and ''colonialist'' domination of
global communications.
    The United States is urging the 146 participating nations to
maintain WARC's tradition as a purely technical conference and not
''politicize'' the ITU, the oldest specialized agency in the U.N.
    But there seems no hope now of keeping politics out, and the
question that remains, as the 1,700 delegates start work on an agenda
of 14,000 proposals, was how political differences would affect the
technical work of replanning international use of the entire radio
spectrum for the next 20 years.
    WARC will review and probably revise the portions of the radio
spectrum that can be used for transmission of everything from
short-wave police and taxi calls to commercial radio and television,
to ultra--high satellite and defense communications. The decisions
have the force of a treaty and are subject to ratification by the U.S.
Senate before the United States can participate.
    U.S. Ambassador Glen O. Robinson, head of the 60-member U.S.
delegation, has a package of U.S. proposals drawn up in five years' of
consultations with broadcasters, the major telecommunications
companies, private interest groups and the U.S. government. The
proposals include:
    -In the high-frequency range, expected to be the most closely
contested issue, more mobile maritime service and more international
broadcasting frequencies for the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe
and Radio Liberty.
    -In the low and medium frequency bands, expanded space on the AM
radio band to accommodate as many as 700 new radio stations and
expanded citizen's band broadcasting.
    -In the ultra-high frequency range, changes that would allow
citizens band radio, mobile telephones and microwave relays to be used
in the band now exclusively reserved for broadcasting.
    -In the super-high and extremely high frequency bands, changes to
accommodate the growth of communications satellites for both defense
and civilian purposes, the latter including the Intelsat system with
its 102-member nations.
    Along with these and other proposals, the U.S. delegation will be
seeking to maintain current ITU allocation procedures, which U.S.
officials say can accommodate growing Third World needs without
resorting to some sort of allocation formula based on population,
national quotas or other non-technical criteria.
    The Third World nations want greater access to the airwaves as part
of their push for a ''new world information order.''
    ''Global communications is a natural resource, like oil, and it is
going to be of increasing importance throughout the rest of this
century. . . To pretend today that global communications is not a
political issue is absurd,'' a Latin American delegate said.
    One U.S. delegate said he thought the United States will meet the
political challenges.
    ''From the U.S. perspective, this conference will be a success,'' he
said. ''The political issues here don't amount to much. The real work
of this conference is technical and, there, we're in a very strong
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission and other relevant
government agencies will take at least a year to study how the WARC
decisions will apply to domestic U.S. policy before recommending a
position on Senate ratification.
    And Third World countries have been talking of calling for some sort
of new global communications conference within the next five years if
they don't get what they want.
    End Adv PMs Mon Oct. 8
ap-ny-10-05 0854EDT

a216  1106  07 Oct 79
AM-Foreign Briefs,600
    ROME (AP) - About 10,000 persons, most of them young people, jammed
rallies in Rome and other cities in support of a campaign by Italy's
Radical Party to legalize the sale and use of marijuana.
    Radical Party members of Parliament addressed a crowd that filled
the baroque Piazza Navona in downtown Rome Saturday, demanding quick
parliamentary action on the party's marijuana legalization bill.
    In Milan, a Radical Party speaker, Aligi Taschera, invited everyone
at a rally in Cathedral Square to join him in smoking marijuana in
public. Police arrested Taschera and charged him with ''inducing''
people to take drugs.
    The party, which holds 18 seats in Italy's 630-member Chamber of
Deputies, faces a tough fight for its marijuana bill, which is opposed
by virtually every other political party.
    MOSCOW (AP) - A fire early Sunday gutted part of an apartment
building from which the Soviet Union beams low-level microwave
radiation at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, witnesses said.
    There were no apparent injuries in the blaze, which appeared to have
damaged one or two apartments on the seventh floor of the building,
opposite the embassy. The fire was three floors below and at the
opposite side of the rooftop microwave transmitter, the witnesses
    A fire in the same building last January apparently destroyed the
transmitter site and left the Soviets temporarily with only one other
microwave station in another building opposite the south side of the
    U.S. diplomats say intensely focused microwave beams from different
sites have been aimed at the embassy since 1953, despite repeated
American complaints. The officials say they do not know for sure the
purpose of the beams, but they speculated they might be used to turn
on electronic eavesdropping devices inside the embassy.
    HONG KONG (AP) - A bus ran off a road Sunday and tumbled down an
embankment in Hong Kong's New Territories, bordering China, and 71
passengers were injured, police reported.
    The injured were rushed to a nearby clinic. There was no immediate
word on the extent of their injuries.
    PERTH, Australia (AP) - A state legislator is trying to stop the
deportation of a British woman who was arrested and jailed on the eve
of her wedding for overstaying her three-month visitor's visa.
    Acting on behalf of the woman's Australian fiance, legislator Ian
Laurance appealed to federal authorities to halt the deportation of
Janet Richardson, of Yorkshire, England.
    Miss Richardson was arrested a week ago when her visa expired and
has since been in Bandyup Prison in Perth awaiting deportation. Her
fiance, Alan Beaney, told reporters Sunday that he turned to Laurance
for help after federal immigration officials rejected his appeals.
    There was no immediate government comment on the case.
    TOKYO (AP) - A group of 110 Japanese left Sunday for New York as the
first wave of a private mission that will appeal to the United
Nations in a bid to force the Soviet Union to return four small
islands it seized from Japan at the end of World War II.
    A total of 230 persons will be making the trip. They say they want
to carry their appeal directly to U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim
and a number of U.N. delegates. They also plan to hold a rally
outside U.N. headquarters Monday.
    Most of those in the Japanese delegation lived on the islands of
Kunashiri, Etorofu, Habomai and Shikotan, off the north coast of
Japan, before the war, a spokesman for the group said.
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By The Associated Press
    Ethnic Arab rebels in southwestern Iran have launched a succession
of terrorist attacks on oil and communications facilities in the past
few weeks, Japan's Kyodo news service reported Sunday from Tehran.
    Kyodo said autonomy-seeking forces blew up an oil pipeline Friday
and attacked a microwave communications station Saturday outside
Ahwaz, near the Iraq border.
    It said the rebels in the oil-rich area have made almost daily
attacks since the end of September, including one attack on a train
last week. Other bombings by restive ethnic Arabs in the west have
been reported from Kermanshah southward to Khorramshahr.
    The terrorism is being conducted by the Khuzistan Arab People's
Party and radical groups seeking to break from the authority of
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's revolutionary government, Kyodo said.
    It said the attacks, which Iranian authorities claim is aided by
Iraqi guerrillas smuggled over the border, could soon affect oil
production in Khuzistan.
    Kyodo also said Kurdish rebels in west central Iran attacked
government forces in the city of Mahabad last Wednesday, destroying
two tanks. On Friday, an anti-government demonstration was held in the
city, now under control of Khomeini's revolutionary militia.
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n438  0152  08 Oct 79
     Attention: sports editors
     By Dave Feldman
     (c) 1979 Chicago Sun-Times
     In five or 10 years, they may not need many tracks or horses if
more than a few states have legalized Off-Track Betting parlors.
     There is a plan afoot in some states, besides New York, to have OTB
parlors. They would be huge theater-type buildings with many comforts
for the Broken Down Horseplayers.
     If and when these theaters open, there's every reason to believe
they will be accepting bets from other states. And when they do this
in abundance, there may be fewer tracks and horses. There were 27,000
thoroughbreds foaled this year. Only half as many may be needed.
Chances are there would be no need for thousands of harness horses,
     Of course, horsemen and breeders will fight this deal to the end.
It would cost them millions. I can see a fight in the offing after
reviewing the deal that's developing in New Haven, Conn., where
they've been taking bets in OTB parlors on New York racing.
     New York OTB parlors ''booked'' bets on Arlington Park the last two
Tuesdays. This pendulum is swinging around the country.
     An example of the growth of OTB parlors can be realized after
reviewing what is going on in New Haven. I recently received a
telegram from the General Instrument Corp., a subsidiary of Amtote,
which manufactures tote machines:
     ''An indoor day at the races? They'll be off and running in October
at General Instrument's Teletrack, the world's first theater of
racing in New Haven. Live races from New York's racetracks,
dramatically and vividly shown on a giant screen. Teletrack signals a
revolutionary venture in off-track wagering via microwave-another
first for our Amtote subsidiary.''
     I don't think New Haven will ever have a racetrack. They're just
going to book the bets on New York's tracks and have their own pools.
The huge 30-foot-square screen there won't show any odds or payoffs
at the New York tracks, only some of the color with the post parade
and running of each race.
     They'll take out whatever betting percentage the law permits in
that state and the cost of operation and leave a profit for itself
and then return the remainder to the public. A horse may pay $8 to
win in New York, but maybe $10 in New Haven.
     When New York ''booked'' Arlington, I didn't see the payoff there
but I'm sure there was a difference. I know a BDH in Florida who
phoned New York and made bets with the OTB parlors, hoping to get
better odds than they might get in Florida.
     It worked many times. I'm sure when somebody gets a ''hot'' horse
at Arlington next year, instead of socking it in at Arlington, he'll
phone a New York OTB parlor where he'll have a betting account and
sock it in there.
     The whole betting procedure will be changed. Chances are you'll be
able to bet the Triple Crown races while at Arlington Park. Other
tracks can bet any amount on any race. You can bet the ninth race now
at Sportsman's before the first race is run.
     If the OTB parlors start booking big on races in different states,
not that many tracks or horses will be needed. Within a few days in
New Haven, a BDH will be able to go to the big theater parlor and pay
a fee to enter what will be called the grandstand, clubhouse or turf
club, get his ''home'' odds and have all the comforts.
     Bill Rudy, assistant to the president and director of public
relations at Churchill Downs, thinks the theater-type parlors might
spread in years to come. He also foresees the day when home cable pay
TV will handle the Triple Crown races. There must be 25 million
people who watch the Kentucky Derby,'' said Rudy. ''There'd be a take
of many millions on this basis.''
     Because the casinos wrecked business at the Atlantic City tracks
and Garden State burned down, it could be that New Jersey's
thoroughbred dates may be taken over by The Meadowlands, helping this
track pay off Atlantic City and Garden State's owners with OTB
whenever it becomes lawful there.
     Just recently, the owners of Pimlico offered to take over Bowie and
Laurel in Maryland. Maybe interstate OTB would help pay for that deal.
     I may not be around when racing is revolutionized, but when it
comes, they'll need more ushers than trainers and fewer horses.
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