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2 Reno Evening Gazette Fridav. March 8. 1974 Thousands of college streakers run, dance, bike, walk, parachute By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of skinny, fat, goose-bumpy, .sweaty bodies, all nude, are competing with the heroes of college athletics for the title to triggest spectator sport in the country. Thousands upon thousands of collegians, ;male and female, stripped to the buff Thursday night for a zany frolic of "streaking" that provided more entertainment than television or the local movies. NEW DIMENSIONS The craze of romping around campus in the Hude has been building in numbers and .imagination for weeks, but the fad burst into unprecedented dimensions Thursday as newstyle nudists ran, danced, parachuted, biked, walked and played on campuses across the country. Some of the bigger and more outlandish nude events: At Athens, Ga., a University of Georgia streaker proclaimed, "We've got the record," after as many as 1,000 nude bodies raced around the campus. A school patrolman estimated that there were probably more than 20,000 spectators. "1 wish 1 had the courage to join them," said one elderly lady. "They look like they're having a swell time." The Georgia claim, however, will certainly be contested in Colorado. Around 1,200 naked students dashed around a quadrangle at the University of Colorado, campus police said. The au naturel sprint was witnessed by an estimated 6,000 students and Boulder residents. Hundreds of students at Stehen F. Austin University, in the heart of East Texas' Bible belt, stripped to their birthday suits and joined a crowd of about 2,000 in a "streak dance" to the accompaniment of a rock concert. Four "bare-a-chutists" bailed out over the University of Illinois wearing only parachutes, helmets and shoes. They landed in the quadrangle near the lllini Union as some 6,000 persons applauded and screamed "Streak! Streak! Streak!" The naked men scrambled 300 feet to a waiting car and were whisked away. Sweet Briar, Va., College president Harold B. Whiteman Jr. stood on his porch and applauded as some 50 coeds streaked by his house. About 200 students from the women's college took part, led by about 15 to 20 seniors wearing their commencement robes fastened at the neck only. Five naked coeds at Vassar College discovered that streaking is fun until the boys start chasing. "They ran for about a block up to the Geology building and then five guys started chasing them," a local newsman said. The women managed to get their clothes back on betore tne guys i-augm up mm mem. EIGHT ARRESTED Eight were arrested and four policemen were hurt when a "streak-in" at the University of Delaware drew about 1,000 spectators and turned into a free-for-all. In Orange County, Calif., three high school students performed what might be called a "blue" streak. The three lads dashed across campus and back in a chilly rain before realizing that they'd locked their car where they'd left their clothes with the keys inside. One of the 20 streakers at the University of South Florida showed up on crutches. Today Farah strike ends - EL PASO, Tex. (AP) Union clothing workers have agreed to end a bitter strike and companion boycott against Farah Manufacturing Co. which started in 1972 and caused the company to close several plants. Members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America ( ACWA ) voted Thursday night to accept a contract in which a no strike-no lockout provision is a key feature. It also provides for higher wages and improved fringe benefits. Spain, church confer ;- MADRID, Spain (AP) Spain's government and the ; country's Roman Catholic bishops met separately today to ; weigh the case of Bishop Antonio Anoveros amid reports ;the government has come up with a proposal to cool down -the church-state confrontation. No details of the proposal I-were available, but most of the bishops were reported solidly behind their colleague, who was kept under house arrest and threatened with trial or exile for distributing a jhomily in his Basque diocese calling for more freedom for the Basques. I Paris airport opened PARIS (AP) Europe's biggest airport was to be inaugurated today 17 miles north of Paris. Named Charles de Gaulle Airport after the late president, it covers 7,500 acres and so far has cost $330 million, about half the cost of the biggest airport in the world, at Dallas-Fort Worth. Commercial service begins next Wednesday with the arrival of a Trans World Airlines jumbo jet from New York. U.N. force 'sandwiched' CHECKPOINT 1RBATT, Sinai (AP)-The United Nations force in the Sinai desert is precariously sand-, wiched between Israeli and Egyptian armies and ready to kill to keep the Suez peace, its Finnish commander says. Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo said that the troops of his U.N. Emergency Force have no big guns to defend the buffer strip, but he commented to visiting newsmen: "Machine : guns and light arms can kill, too." However, he indicated : that he does not expect to have to use force to keep the two armies apart. German treaty rejected BONN, Germany (AP) Chancellor Willy Brandt's peace policies suffered a parliamentary setback today when the opposition-dominated upper house rejected his normalization treaty with Czechoslovakia. The 21-20 defeat of the Czech-West German pact in the Bundesrat, representing 10 state governments and West Berlin, can delay but not block the treaty's ratification. Brandt's coalition has sufficient strength in the lower house to override the veto. Iranian students protest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iranian students occupied their country's embassies in Brussels and Stockholm today in a coordinated protest against the treatment of dissidents in Iran. ; About 30 students invaded the embassy in Brussels. They held it for an hour until Belgian police arrived and took them away for questioning. Some 20 masked students took over the Iranian Embassy in Stockholm, surrendering peacefully to police after an hour behind barricades. Police sources said 16 were arrested. Civil war ship found : DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke University investigators say they plan to bring up pieces of the sunken Union ironclad warship Monitor. - They claim they have located the ship on the floor of the -Atlantic Ocean about 15 miles south of Cape Hatteras. : The Monitor, considered the forerunner of modern battleships, sank in a raging gale off Cape Hatteras on Dec. 31, 1862, while under tow by the U.S.S. Rhode Island. FBI reveals tactics to disrupt militants WASHINGTON (AP) -For nearly four years the FBI employed secret disruptive tactics against black militants and other radical groups. The purpose was to destroy organizations the FBI considered violence- firone and to topple their eaders from whatever Kower and influence they ad amassed in the black and white communities, according to secret FBI memos made public Thursday. The sheaf of documents, reluctantly released by the FBI on orders from Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe, also disclosed details of similar counterintelligence operations against the Socialist Workers party and the Ku Klux Klan. The Socialists have challenged the constitutionality of the tactics in a lawsuit pending in New York. The documents indicate that the counterintelligence programs differed considerably from the agency's more traditional investigative functions. According to the memos, the campaign against "militant black nationalist-hate groups" was launched Aug. 25, 1967, and expanded a year later to involve 41 FBI field offices across the nation. California news Strike halts Bay commuters SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Thousands of San Franciscans awoke this morning without public transportation to work as a paralyzing strike by municipal employes and teachers had the city in a hammerlock. For some 200,000 commuters who daily ride buses and streetcars to work, the situation appeared hopeless. The city already is hard hit by the gasoline shortage and motorists have spent hours in line this week waiting for a turn at the fuel pumps. Although not involved in the wage dispute between the city and striking employes, leaders of the Transport Workers Union, which represents 1,800 Municipal Railway drivers, said they would honor the city workers' picket lines that sprang up outside bus barns shortly after midnight. Shell bombed second time LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP)-For the second time in two days, a terrorist group demanding a rollback in gas prices has bombed a Shell Oil Co. facility. A bomb exploded at a Shell Service station here at , 4:30 a.m. PDT and a group calling itself "Americans for Justice" claimed responsibility for the act. The group also claimed responsibility for the 2 a.m. bombing Thursday of an empty Shell Oil Co. storage tank in San Jose, 12 miles southeast of here. No one was injured in either blast. San Diego crime feared SAN DIEGO (AP) -Several law enforcement intelligence agents say they're worried about the possibility of organized crime moving into San Diego. "There have been special meetings in the last two months between San Diego mafia-types and Los Angeles operatives," one officer said Thursday. "There have been a lot of meetings and the biggest reason is the element of organized bookmaking." Brown asks if Nixon knew SACRAMENTO (AP) State Secretary Edmund G. Brown Jr. has written to President Nixon asking him to provide any evidence he may have that would indicate whether the President knew the deed to his vice presidential papers was "back-dated." Brown has formally accused Frank De Marco Jr., the President's tax attorney, of misusing his authority as a notary public to juggle dates on the deed for the Nixon papers. Hearst food is distributed HILLSBOROUGH (AP) The fourth free food distribution session was to take place in the San Francisco Bay area today, with newspaper executive Randolph A. Hearst hoping that it will induce the abductors of his daughter, Patricia, to end her month-long captivity. An estimated 35,000 packages of food were to be distributed today at 13 centers. Casino officials accused of trying to bribe IRS LAS VEGAS (AP) - Circus hotel president Jay Sarno and two other men nave been arraigned on federal charges of conspiracy and bribery in connection with the alleged payment of $64,000 in bribes to Internal Revenue Service agents investigating tax returns filed by the men and the hotel. The three were indicted by a federal grand jury here Thursday in what U.S. Atty. V. DeVoe Heaton said was the largest reported bribe attempt in the 112-year history of the IRS. Sarno, Stanley Mallin, vice president of the hotel and Las Vegas businessman Leo Crutchfield allegedly paid the money to IRS agents in Reno to stop an investigation into returns filed by Sarno and Mallin and the corporate tax return filed by the hotel. U.S. Magistrate Joseph L. Ward set bail at $100,000 each for Sarno and Mallin and at $50,000 for Crutchfield. Sarno additionally was charged with threatening the life of an IRS agent if he reported the bribe. Heaton said the agents reported the matter to their superiors and the investigation began. The initial bribe offer allegedly was made by Crutchfield on behalf of Sarno and Mallin, Heaton said, adding that Crutchfield allegedly paid $1,500 to stop an investigation into Nevada Car Corp., a now-defunct firm he headed. The indictment charged that at one time Sarno and Mallin offered an IRS agent $2,500 a month for 10 months if he would close the tax investigation into the returns filed by them and the hotel. The bribes were made at various times and in various amounts, the indictment alleged. P?-1 """"" ' Gaming officials to 'wait and see Unruh runs Jess Unruh, formerly the most powerful Democrat in California, took out papers Thursday to run for his party's nomination for state treasurer. (UPI Photo) Harris poll: Nixon trust at low ebb NEW YORK (AP) -Seventy-five per cent of the people surveyed in a recent Harris poll agreed with the statement that President Nixon "has lost so much credibility that it will be hard for him to be accepted as President again." Only 17 per cent disagreed with the statement, pollster Louis Harris reported Thursday. The number of people who think the President is doing an over-all good job dropped 1 per cent in February to a new low of 29 per cent. Of the 6,665 households surveyed from Feb. 18 to Feb. 22, only 15 per cent now rate Nixon "good" or "excellent" in inspiring confidence in the White House. Nevada girl named Miss Indian America SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) The director of the Miss Indian America Pageant today announced that Claire Manning, 21, of Owyhee, Nev., is the new Miss Indian America, replacing Maxine Norris of Casa Wende, Ariz., who resigned. The new titlist is a Shoshone Paiute whose Indian name is Aca. She is a junior at Arizona State University majoring in counseling and was the first runner-up in the Miss Indian America Pageant here last year. She also was named Miss Indian Nevada in 1972. Miss Manning will assume her duties March 13 in a coronation ceremony at Livingston, Tex. CARSON CITY (AP)-A Nevada Gaming Control Board spokesman said today the panel will take a wait-and-see stance in reviewing bribery charges against executives of the Circus Circus hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Board member Jack Stratton said casino president Jay Sarno and club vice president Stanley Mallin may have been indicted "but they're not guilty yet." Sarno, Mallin and Las Vegas businessman Leo Crutchfield were named in a federal grand jury indictment that alleged the three were involved in a $64,000 bribe attempt in efforts to stop an Internal Revenue Service tax probe. Stratton said the control board would not start an independent probe into the case because "it's an IRS case. We'll stand by and see what happens." The board is now holding applications by William Bennett of Las Vegas and William Pennington of Reno to take over gambling operations at Circus Circus. There has been speculation that the Teamsters Union pension fund representing central, southeast and southwest states may have wanted a new operator at the club in order to protect the fund's investment. The fund already has loaned more than $19 million to Circus Circus, and Sarno has said he is negotiating for another $7.6 million loan in order to cover costs of new construction. Sarno has said the fund wields no influence in operation of the casino and has added that "as long as they get paid on the loans, they're not involved." Democratic party split is rumored (Continued from Page 1.) November general election has become a squeaker with the entry of former Republican Gov. Paul Laxalt in the race. The battle, assuming O'Callaghan runs, promoses to pit two of the state's most popular politicians in what could be a mortal struggle for their political futures. The high-placed party sources say O'Callaghan is miffed at liberal attempts to take over the party structure. The Democratic party was spared a possible bloodbath in the senatorial primary recently when Sawyer said he would not run for any office this year. But many people close to the Las Vegas Democrat said his decision was based more on personal problems than a desire to heal party differences or a fear of a possible defeat at the hands of O'Callaghan. REMA1ND MUTE All of this, of course, takes for granted that O'Callaghan does indeed intend to run for the Senate. Just a few weeks ago, he seemed the only sure candidate in the race. But that no longer looks like such a surety since the governor has remained mute on the subject of his political plans. Some persons have been saying the governor is taking a long, hard look at the Senate race and whether he really wants to face Laxalt. These sources say he might opt to .run for another four years as governor. Others scoff and say he is taking his time before announceing for the Senate nomination. The governor is said to be seriously pondering whether he really wants to move his family to Washington. He might be inclined to stay in the familiar surroundings of Nevada out of consideration for his family, these sources say. MUM'S THE WORD, One thing is evident; the governor has not confided his true feelings to many people. Mum's the word in Carson City, and even high state officials are wondering what the governor might do. Only O'Callaghan knows for sure. And he isn't talking. If the liberal vs. O'Callaghan slate theory does hold true, it could spell doom for Democratic causes in Nevada in 1974. While the Republican chances could suffer from the unmeasured effects of Watergate, the GOP at least appears to be presenting its bi-annual solid front. The Republicans would like nothing better than to sit on the sidelines and watch their Democratic opponents slug it out in the primary. Nevada Road Toll This year to date: 22 Last year to date: 43 Newsmakers Hirt, wife separate NEW ORLEANS (AP) Trumpeter Al Hirt has been sued for separation by his wife of 31 years, Mary Patureau Hirt. The suit, filed Thursday, says Hirt abandoned her without cause almost a year ago. The Hirts have eight children. Stacey sues city SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Television actor James Stacey, who lost his left arm and left leg in a motorcycle accident last year, is sueing the city of Los Angeles for $10 million in damages. , . Stacey, 36, said in a suit filed Thursday in Superior Court that the city failed to properly maintain the streets, which he called "extra hazardous and dangerous." Sinatra cancels show BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) Frank Sinatra, recovering from a sinus inflammation, has canceled a scheduled engagement at Cesar's Palace in Las Vegas March 14-20. His physician, Dr. Edward A. Kantor, said it would be unwise for the singer to keep the engagement before embarking on a nine-city concert tour April 8. Academy names two PARIS (AP) Former foreign minister Maurice Schumann and historical novelist Robert Aron have been elected members of the elite French Academy. The two were selected Thursday to join "the immortals" of French literature. Founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635, the 40-member academy elects its own membership. Schumann, 63, foreign minister from 1969 to 1973, wrote a number of historical essays, political works and two novels. Aron, 74, wrote historical and religious works, including a prize-winning 1960 book entitled "The Dark Years of Jesus." U Thant ailing NEW YORK (AP) Former United Nations Secretary-General U Thant has been hospitalized for the second time in three months but "is progressing satisfactorily." . A spokesman for Columbia Presbyterian Hospital said Thursday night that the 64-year-old retired Burmese diplomat was admitted Feb. 24. The hospital declined to give details of the illness. Impeachment doubted WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield said today that as of now he is not expecting the House to vote to impeach President Nixon. Mansfield told newsmen he doubts if there are enough votes for impeachment. Mansfield also expressed the hope that the House Judiciary Committee and the President can reach agreement quickly on evidence to be made available for the impeachment inquiry. Mills to seek re-election LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark said today the back surgery he underwent last summer has been successful and he will seek a 19th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mills, 64, has been chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee since January 1958. Earlier, Mills said that unless he could be freed of severe back pain he would not seek reelection. Cairo oil meeting set CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -After last minute consultations, Egypt is going ahead with plans to hold an oil ministers' meeting Sunday in Cairo to consider lifting the oil embargo on the United States, an Oil Ministry spokesman said today. The spokesman, Mah-moud Roushy, said Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar were planning to attend. He expressed optimism that Algeria also will attend despite statements in the semiofficial Algerian newspaper El Moujahid and on Algiers radio that the oil ministers would gather March 13 in Tripoli, Libya. "The Libyan government has contacted Egypt proposing that the meeting be postponed until March 13, explaining that the postponement was necessary due to accommodation problems in Libya," Roushy added. British freeze prices LONDON (AP) Britain's new Labor government froze all rents today and told shopkeepers to cut their profits as part of a drive to cut skyrocketing inflation. Environment Secretary Anthony Crosland announced that rents on all accommodations, both private and municipally owned, will be kept at present levels for the rest of this year. Mideast battle flares By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RENO KVENING GAZETTE A member of Speidel Newspapers Inc.. member of Associated Press Second Class Postage paid al Reno Nevada Published weekdays bv Keno Newspapers. Inc.. Box 2NO. 401 W' 2nd SI . Reno Nv telephone 702-:i2:f .U6l Sl BSf'KIPTlON HATES: farrier delivery in Keno. Sparks and Carson City l a month: for delivery outside these areas and by adult mtor route it 25 a month: by mail Ji a year Other rales on request. Israeli and Syrian forces exchanged fire along the tense Golan Heights ceasefire line today amid reports that Damascus was threatening to reopen hostilities. The Israeli military command said the Syrians fired a number of antitank missiles at an Israeli patrol in the Tel Marai central sector, and the fire was returned. Washington had warned! Israel that Syria was con-; sidering renewing the battle-on the heights, the newspaper Maariv said. The Syrian army was in a' "high state of readiness"., and armed with many-ground to ground missiles,; the paper said. Catholic cardinals, Protestant bishop debate abortion at hearing : WASHINGTON (AP) - A Protestant clergyman and four Roman Catholic cardinals have differed in testimony about a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion. I The Catholic church, in seeking an amendment against abortion, is attempting to impose its dogma on all of society, Bishop James Armstrong of the Dakotas area of the United Methodist Church said Thursday. "A church that proclaims celibacy to reflect the highest level of excellence and that takes the dimmest possible view of scientific methods of birth control is not in a logical position to impose its views on abortion on the remainder of the citizenry," Bishop Armstrong told the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments. But the four Roman Catholic cardinals said their support of a "right to life" amendment to the Constitution is not an attempt to impose their morality on others. "We believe that what we say expresses the convictions of many Americans of other faiths and of no faith," said John Cardinal Krol of PhiladelDhia "Thi right to life is not an invention of the Catholic church." Cardinal Krol said the recent Supreme Court decision allowing abortion in the early months of pregnancy "ultimately will be seen as the worst mistake in the court's history." John Cardinal Cody of Chicago said allowing abortions will lead to a lessening of respect for life in every area. "Unless America is. prepared to protect unborn-human lives, it cannot with' confidence guarantee the; firotection of any human; ife," Cardinal Cody said.- ?

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