Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 8, 1976 · Page 24
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Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, March 8, 1976
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24 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Mm.. MarchS.U7* Soviets mark holiday to honor their women MOSCOW (UPI) - The Soviet Union marked a national holiday in honor of women today with a promise to make life easier for working mothers. In a nation of nearly universal working couples, husbands were bound by tradition to ease their wives' burdens by doing the laundry, food shopping and child rearing. Many shops did a brisk business in perfume, flowers and other gifts in advance of the holiday, known as International Women's Day but observed mostly in socialist countries. Economic guidelines published by the Communist party newspaper Pravda said mothers would be given the chance to work shorter hours, fewer days and possibly work at home. Pravda did not disclose details. Parttime jobs are rarer in the Soviet Union than in many Western countries and the practice of "working on the side" has not been approved previously. The economic plans, adopted at last week's Communist party congress, also indicated mothers would receive better treatment on maternity leave. Women now receive two months paid leave but lose their salary and sometimes their job when they stay away longer. The new plan calls for partial pay up to one year and rehiring guarantees. Soviet women already benefit from a wide system of children's day care that frees them during working hours. Such gestures reflect more than concern for the woman's place in Soviet society. Official planners have tried for years to encourage Russian women to have more children. The concern, largely unheeded, was underlined last week by Premier Alexei Rosy- gin, who told the congress that labor productivity increases are the only hope of industrial expansion because the work force is not expanding. While the Women's Day holiday stands as official recognition of the importance of women in Soviet society, few wives would claim they are entirely liberated, even by Western standards. On the surface, women receive equal treatment in employment, composing more than half the work force. But few are given top administrative posts and the recently elected Communist party central committee contained less than 5 per cent women despite their majority in the population as a whole. Perhaps more significant for married women, Soviet sociologists admit that men have done little -- other than on Women's Day -- to ease the woman's burden in the home. Policewoman continues fight for equal rights STILL HOPES FOR A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON -- Mrs. Iva Toguri D 1 Aquino, left, is shown as she waited on a customer in this photo taken through the window of fcer small gift shop in Chicago, by freelance photographer Art Shay. Now 59, Mrs. D'Aguino found that her confiction as "Tokyo Rose" meant that her husband was not allowed to enter the U.S. She has not seen him for 25 years, and still hopes for a pardon. Toyko Rose seeks presidential pardon PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Policewoman Penelope Brace isn't giving up her battle to win equal rights for women in the police department despite an agreement reached between the city and the federal government on a second sex bias suit. MiM Brace, 32, said the settlement last week between the city and the Justice Department wai "a mockery of justice." U.S. District Judge Charles Weiner had her suit consolidated with the Justice Department complaint. The American Civil Liberties Union, which provided counsel for MiM Brace, said she would continue her suit. She also said she may appeal the Justice Department agreement. Under terms of that settlement, 100 women will be hired for street patrol duty within the next nine months. Their performance will be studied for two years to determine if they can do the job. The city had contended women are not physically capable of police street duty. The ACLU, while commending the abolition of the titles "policeman" and "policewo- nun" in f»vor of "police officer," Mid the proviiion for a two-year study "Is a transparent attempt to let the city me f»ce." "No study is necessary. It ii an insult to women." 'This agreement effectively delays this case for two years," Mils Brace laid. "Justice delayed Is Justice denied." Weiner, who had presided over the nonjury trial of the two suits, signed the agreement Friday. Miss Brace's laywers did not attend. "The Justice Department states in this agreement that it is opposed to any study of women," she said. "However, by signing it they are sanctioning it. "I would suggest the U.S. Justice Department conduct its own two-yetr study to determine why it cannot comply with its own civil rights obligations before it suggests that women are so inferior as a class thit they must be studied." Rats are the most prolific of all mammals, and if living conditions are suitable a female will breed throughout the year. 'J. 802 V Ninth Street Greeley, Colorado SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -There was little support for Iva Toguri D'Aquino when the slender Japanese-American woman was convicted of treason as the infamous Tokyo Rose almost a generation ago. Mrs. D'Aquino, a target of public vituperation after World War II, contended throughout her trial that she had not turned on her native land. Government documents available then tend to bear that out, according to research by the San Francisco Chronicle. A number of experts say they agree with her volunteer attorneys who call her trial "one of the grossest and most disgraceful miscarriages of justice in the history of the federal courts." It has since become known that more than a dozen women used the name "Tokyo Rose" in Japanese broadcasts during the war, and some feel that Mrs. D'Aquino's broadcasts may have actually worked against the Japanese propaganda effort. The foreman of her jury, John Mann, says he "should have had a little bit more guts" and stuck to his original acquittal vote. Now 75, Mann told the Chronicle that the jury was pressured into a guilty verdict by U.S. District Judge Michael J. Roche, who has since died. Mann recalled Roche saying that the jurors had to bring in a guilty verdict or -- as best he could remember the judge's words -- "we'll have to have this trial all over again." The bitterly-divided jury did convict her after four days of stormy deliberation in 1949 and she was sentenced to 10 years in prison, fined (10,000 and stripped of her citizenship. Mrs. D'Aquino served e'.i years of the sentence and paid the last of her fine in 1971. Now, a generation later, the 30,000-mcmber Japanese American Citizens League headquartered here has offered her a "belated apology" and is seeking her pardon and restoration of citizenship. An attorney preparing the pardon petition says it will be turned over to officials in Washington later this year. Those who have plowed through the 54-volume transcript of the trial say there is persuasive evidence that, far from being the worst turncoat since Benedict Arnold, Iva To- guri was in fact a heroine. "She was a genuine patriot," says author Rex Gunn of Reno, Nev., who has studied the case for three decades. Now S3 and living ir. Chtego, Iva Toguri was a pre-med stu- denj at the University of California at Us Angeles in 1941 when her father asked her to go to Japan to care for a sick aunt. Dutifully, she sailed for Japan on July 5, 1941, the day after her 25th birthday. After a few months, alarmed by rumors of coming war, she asked to return home. Red tape delayed her departure, however, and then Pearl Harbor shattered her plans. Japanese authorities then pressured her to renounce American citizenship and swear allegiance to Japan. "The police would come at 3 o'clock in the morning sometimes, call me downtown and make me stand in an unheated building in the winter," she was to say later. "I said they couldn't bring enough pressure on me." Kentucky officials begin bird removal Let us demonstrate the new TV that "thi^sirtc^Ior!" Try out the _ amazing new RCAXL-100 Control Center. RCA XL-100 RCA XL-100 with ColorTrak System Come in and let us demonstrate RCA's newest electronic marvel... TV that "thinks in color!" Far and away the most automatic TV ever from R C A . . . w i t h brealhtaklngly vivid and lifelike color on every channel, We are now featuring s good selection of 19" portables and big screen 25" diagonal consoles . . . Including the Simulated TV reception. itC/1 If it isn't RCA,it isn't XL-100. magnificent Mediterranean-style credenza shown above, with Its striking slate-like black laminated composition top and cabinet of genuine veneers and selected hardwood solids with molded plastic decorative trim finished to match. Before you buy ·ny new color TV, see us and SM ColorTrak In action! · All new chassis offers reliability of 100% solid state, plus Improved circuitry to enhance picture vividness. · RCA Super AccuFilter black matrix picture tubo reduces light reflection. Colors stand out with lifelike clarity. · Automatic contrast/color "tracking" maintains a lifelike color picture balance from scene to scene and channel to channel. · Picture brightness automatically adjusts to assure best possible viewing In any room light. · Automatic color control "thinks In color" by holding flesh tones to color/tint settings you select. LECTRIC CO. 809 10th St. 352-1860 ovil* 90 TIAIt GLASGOW, Ky. (UPI) Officials say cleanup operations would begin today to remove thousands of dead birds killed over the weekend after a chemical spray aliack on their roost near Glasgow, Ky. Barren County Judge Dale Burchett, who coordinated the helicopter spray attack Friday night and early Saturday morning, termed the operation a success after a weekend inspection of the birds' five- acre roost area which he said was covered with dead birds. He said as many as half of the estimated 1.5 million starlings, grackles and other CofJecfor pays record price for Masterson pistol LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Bat Masterson's Colt six-shooter may have been "easy on the trigger" but it certainly wasn't easy on the pocketbook. A private collector, who asked that his name not be revealed, bought the Colt for $36,000 at a Sotheby Parke Bernet auction Sunday. The pistol, along with a copy of a letter written by Masterson on Opera House Saloon stationery from Dodge City, Kan., was among antique gun items auctioned by the gallery. Also auctioned off was a Winchester rifle with a carved ivory stock fur $30,000 to another private collector, the gallery said. A gallery spokesman said the entire gun collection of Walter Buhl Ford III of Dearborn, Mich., was expected to bring in between 530,000 and (40,000. W.B. "Bat" Masterson was already established as a western hero in 1885 when he ordered the Colt .45. "I am willing to pay extra for extra work," Masterson wrote when ordering the revolver. "Make it very easy on the trigger and hone the front sight a little higher and thicker than the ordinary pistol of this kind." Colt records confirm that a single-action army revovler was shipped to W.B. Masterson July 30, I8H5. The nrignal of Masterson's letter is in the Colt Museum. pesky blackbirds near the Glasgow roost were killed. The birds are considered a menace to health and property because their droppings are believed to carry a lung disease affecting humans and livestock and because they eat millions of dollars worth of crops. Two other bird roosts near towns in South Central Kentucky have been attacked with chemicals, with varying degrees of success. State officials, after passage of emergency legislation in Congress, have tried to kill the swarms of birds by spraying them with the detergent Ter- gttol and water to wash away their protective oils. The birds die of exposure if temperatures are low enough. "It's considerably better than I expected," Burchett told UPI. "I think we killed half or more of the birds in the Glasgow roost. Another attack against a large roost near Bowling Green late last month was termed a moderate success. IT'S ALL IN THE CUT! Sudsy shampoo, a precision cut, then blown dry. A snap to care for. Bouncy headshaking hair he'll want to touch. ' Greeley Mall 356-5656 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-? p.m. Hours: Sat. 'til 6 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m. Co. C A I C Monday, March 8,1976 and 3A L C Tuesday, March 9,1976 Comet Zoomers Reg. 53.39... NOW'l 59 Calico Critters Reg. $2.39... NOW'l 25 Activation Reg. $8.25... NOW '4°° ' Prices Good At Both Locations Two Locations To Serve You 2245 So,, College, Ft. Collins 2072 Greeley Mall, Greeley

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