Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 27, 1972 · Page 16
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What Haven't They Got? . . W n D T DnCCMDI II1J : . . _ . , . * By MORT ROSENBLUM Associated Press Writer GAN (AP) - What does a guy dp. without women or. a lonely island? Swim, skindive, sail, golf, waterski, drink, watch films, read, study, play cricket, take pictures, shells, oat collect "Except -for one thing," observed one of Can's 800 men, eying an ill-clad lady tacked to the wall, "this place has got everything." Can is a liny Royal Air Force staging base--a gas station for British airplanes--in the Indian Ocean. It is part of the Maldive Islands, but the Moslem republic's president forbids off-duty during World'War .11 but was C 9 n . l . a ?t ^'th il' 5 . PeoP'e, espe- later abandoned.. It was rebuilt cially the .women. The jslan'd's only.female is a 51-year-old social worker who carefully, maintains her position as an objective, motherly con[ fidant. "Everyone is in the same | boat, and (here's no problem," says an airman. To bolster morale, no one has | it better than anyone else. The in the 1950s .'on a 30-year l under conditions British 'diplomats aren't tond of recalling. I quarters, of the ' mander, Group station com- Capl. Harry (Sheppard, like those of his ] men, have no air conditioners. Men are stationed at Can for nine months. Halfway through | they get two weeks to see their 1 families in England or the (ladies of Singapore and Hong 1 Kong. "It's fine here'and morale is [great," said Sheppard, relaxing *·' MOTHER'S DAY CARDS AND GIFTS SUNDAY, MAY 44 1 Large Selection Phone 353-0246 807 8th St. Can goes gallons of in a flowered shirt. "Most people don't believe life in the service can be this good. We nave no real problems." Each month through 48,000 ,,_.,,..,, ,,. draft beer. The commissary sells enough cigarettes to average 1,340 per month for every resident and visitor. The island offers 22 sports including an 18-hole golf course which has as a hazard getting run over by a VC10 jet. The runway goes from end to end of the flat coral island, forming the golf course boundary. Can \yas a key installation Local historians recall a causeway oncen linked the island to others in the atoll but it was blown up by concerned fathers. About 850 Maldivcans work on the base, but .all row home to neighboring islands a t t h e day's end. Women come onlj as hospital patients or on special occasions. Some ladies though Sheppard says he has no more . psychological cases than in any other comparablj sized base. Far others, the coral reefs, clear blue water and sunshine are a good enough substitute. "Hah," snorted one fireman when asked about the dearth of women. "I'm bloody glad to be rid of 'em." men find the lack ol a serious problem Baker, Sweig Seek Parole By TOM SEPVY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert G. "Bobby" Baker and Martin Sweig, who became snared in their own carefully woven webs of political power, have appealed for release from prison. Baker has asked the U.S. Parole Board for t!ie second time to grant parole from the federal prison sentence he is serving By TOM SEPPY sidn, fraud and conspiracy. The former Senate page rose to power on the coallails of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, amassing a personal fortune on the way up. Aninn- vesligalion of his work as secretary to Senate Democrats led to his downfall and conviction in 1907. Sweig, too, became powerful because of the prestige of his boss, John be disgraced by an influence- peddling scandal ending in his conviction in 1970 for lying to a federal grand jury. The eight-member board in secret session today and Thursday also will hear appeals from Anthony De Angelis, the so called "salad oil king" of New Jersey who was convicted of transporting forged securities, and publisher Ralph Ginzburg, imprisoned for an obscenity conviction. Baker, 43, has served 1.5 months of a three-year ser fence at the Lewisburg, 1'a federal penitentiary. He be- former House Speaker McCormack, only to came eligible for parole las Jan. 13, but was turned down. The government · accuse* Baker of stealing or transfer ring stolen money 'totaling ?S9, obtained in 1962 for sena lorial-campaign expenses. Baker claimed that the mon ey had been delivered to the late Sen. Robert S. Kcrr, ai Oklahoma Democrat and multi millionaire oilman, after Kefr dropped legislation the contributors opposed. Scandal rocked Capitol hil again in 1970 when Sweig anc .he late Nathan Voloshen were indicted for conspiring to pros sure federal · agencies .to gran favors for lawyer Volpshen's clients."Sweig was the chief ad m i n i s t r a t i v e aide to McCormack, the aging Mas sachusctts Irishman ,who was serving his last months a House speaker and. laler .an nounced he would not seek're 'lection. - . : As the irial -was to begin, Vol oshen pleaded guilty to the con spiracy charges and later wa; fined $10,000. 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