The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on July 28, 1980 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Monday, July 28, 1980
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2 People AMONG FRIENDS — Actor George Hamilton (second from left) shares a laugh with members of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Fibns prior to award ceremonies Sunday. Academy mem- UPI Photo bers came dressed as their favorite sci-fi characters — in this case, donning "Star Wars" duds. Hamilton was named Best Actor for his performance in "Love at First Bite." 'Sentimental favorites' win special kudos from sci-fi set HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - A movie that broke the inter-galactic horror mold may have taken top honors at the annual Science Fiction Film Awards, but a spin-off from a well-worn television series got more applause. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films named the space chiller "Alien" best science fiction film of the year at a presentation ceremony Saturday. Then the 3,000-member academy announced special life career awards for William Shatner and Gene Roddenberry, the star and producer of "Star Trek — The Motion Picture." But that wasn't the last bow for the Starship Enterprise folks. John Dykstra, Douglas Trumbull and Richard Yuricich won the award for best special effects. Best actor was George Hamilton in "Love at First Bite." Best actress was Mary Steenburgen in "Time After Time." Singer passes up paycheck LAS VEGAS (UPI) — Never let it be said that Lola Falana isn't doing her bit in the war against recession. Her weekly take when she plays a Las Vegas billing is $125,000 — but she opened Wednesday at the financially strapped Aladdin Hotel for a four- week gig which she's doing free. That's to save the jobs of 60 hotel busboys, waitresses, bartenders and cooks about to be laid off. Says she, "The staff at the Aladdin has been very good to me and I know their jobs are important to them." ^•OSOL Lola Falana Case of the TV nudie solved ATLANTA (UPI) - Red-faced executives of WSB-TV have fired two technicians for briefly airing — between Saturday morning cartoons of Bugs Bunny and the Globetrotter-Godzilla Comedy Hour — a photograph of a woman nude from the waist up. Astonished parents and irate viewers deluged the station with telephone calls to report the X-rated wrinkle in programming — right in the middle of a commercial on tree planting by the Georgia Forestry Commission. Fred Barber, WSB-TV vice president and general manager, said two master control operators, both longtime WSB employees, were fired after the mistake. Barber explained how the night operator frequently left surprise video pieces, as a prank, for the morning operator. But this time, the morning operator was wrapped up in problems from technical difficulties and failed to notice the buxom beauty. "There is a strict policy at the station that no lewd or suggestive material is to even be brought into the master control area," Barber said. He did not identify the employees. Father wasn't among fans NEW YORK (UPI) - Few of Richard Burton's fans know much about his childhood in Wales, but he serves up at least a touch of family flavor in a segment to be aired Aug. 4 on PBS-TV's "Dick Cavett Show." Burton says his coal miner father never really grasped his career — that once, when he heard his son was in. "HollywiU," earning $50,000 for 12 weeks work, he scolded Burton, saying "I don't believe it." Burton agreed — said, "No, it's not true — I'm making $150,000." To which his bewildered father retorted, "whatever for?" Said the younger Burton, "I'm still trying to figure that out." Quote of the day Finn director Franco ZeferelU, in Gentlemen's Quarterly magazine on the world-famed Cannes film festival: "Cannes used to be elegant The streets were crowded with gold Cadillacs and silver Rolls-Royces, the women were dripping with furs and jewels and going .to a movie was an international, event. Now it's the sewer of the Mediterranean and the rats who infest it come to celebrate the age of bleak.'•' Ls>t?fci :'>-.*•''•:':?$ i'^feiSSi£':^i.'^''-Vs^i : UPI Photo STICKY WICKET - Actor Richard Burton hits the ball during a celebrity Softball game prior to the Reds-Mets game at Shea Stadium Sunday. Burton was awarded a single because of interference by the umpire. The British actor is starring in the new production of'Camelot." Shah's death puts onus on Iran Editor's note: Sajld Rizvi, wtaow dispatches from Iran won the 1980 Overseas Press Club award for International Reporting, is UPI's Tehran bureau manager. He was expelled from Iran earlier in July for the third time in nearly four yean and IB temporarily based in Istanbul. By SAJID RIZVI ISTANBUL, Turkey (UPI) - The death of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi has removed a major fear that has haunted AyatoUah Ruhollah Khomeini's regime — that the United States would lead a coup to return the deposed shah to power. But with the passing of the ousted ruler, it is still to be seen whether the Islamic regime has the political will to make a dramatic gesture of reconciliation toward Washington by freeing the 52 American hostages. It is doubtful the hostages, who spent their 288th day in captivity Monday, even know Pahlavi, the human ransom demanded for their release, is dead. From the day Islamic militants captured the U.S. Embassy last Nov. 4, the Iranian regime said it would hold the hostages until the ex-shah and his wealth were returned. That claim is no longer fully Analysis viable. The Iranians still demand that America return the ex-shah's riches and that it apologize to Khomeini for its support of the late monarch. There is little doubt an accommodation could be reached on the question of the assets, and the death removes another issue that has gnawed at the Iranians without being fully appreciated in the West — the possibility of his restoration. So long as the shah was alive, cancer-ridden or not, the fear was alive in Khomeini's Iran that the United States would spring a repeat of the 1953 pro- shah coup and bring him back to the Niavaran Palace. Never abdicated Exiled royalists will" argue that the shah never abdicated — officially, he left Iran Jan. 16, 1979 on an extended vacation — and that with his death the Pahlavi crown passes to Empress Farah, the widow, arid then to Crown Prince Reza. j Islamic Tehran sneers at this claim. But the immediate question is whether Tehran will see in the shah's death a test of its sincerity and make a gesture that could dramatically de-escalate the crisis. Will the new prime minister, Mostafa Mir-Salim, see such a gesture as an opportunity or will he see it as a political risk best passed up in the infancy of his career in high revolutionary office? Probably the latter. But there is no doubt the more moderate members of Iran's parliament recognize the extended hostage crisis is causing severe political and economic repercussions within Iran and the passing of Pahlavi gives it an opportunity to solve problems without losing too much face. Extremists, enraged that the shah cheated revolutionary justice, will have a different point of view. It is this battle, to be fought Tehran, that could be a determining factor for the'imprisoned Americans. Briefly... 'Billygate' probe delayed in Senate WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate committee investigating Billy Carter's role as an agent of the government of Libya Monday postponed its opening meeting scheduled for Tuesday until Thursday to review the possible appointment of a special counsel. A spokesman for Sen. Birch Bavh, who will chair the special nine-member panel, said the Indiana Democrat had had only a few minutes Friday to discuss the committee's task with ranking Republican Strom Thurmond of South Carolina. Meantime, House Democratic Leader Jim Wright of Texas said Monday that the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, responding to a Republican-sponsored resolution of inquiry introduced last week, have requested documents and information from the administration concerning the president's brother. * -tr -fr Prudential barred from government contracts WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Labor Department Monday barred the giant Prudential Insurance Co. from government contracts in a step that could cancel life and health policies of hundreds of thousands of federal employees. Assistant Labor Secretary Donald Elisburg said the firm was being barred under federal anti-discrimination regulations because it refused to give the government access to employment records without "unacceptable conditions." The action, which could cost Prudential at least $180 million a year, also prohibits other companies from having Prudential policies for that part of their workforce engaged in government contracts. 6 -tr -tr Productivity takes worst dip in 6 years WASHINGTON (UPI) - Productivity in the non-farm business sector — a key measure of the health of the overall economy — fell at an annual rate of 4.1 percent during the second quarter of this year, the Labor Department reported Monday. "•"•• * ~ It was the largest quarterly decline since a drop of 4.7 percent in the second quarter of 1974, during the last recession. Productivity is the nation's output per hour of work. It is an important measure of the economy's efficiency, its ability to withstand inflation pressures and to compete with other nations. "" •fr * -tr Air travelers are victors in transatlantic fare war LONDON (UPI) - Two airlines cut trans-Atlantic fares again Monday in what both denied was a price war, but which bore all the markings of just that. British Airways announced new "lower than anybody" fares Sunday. Trans-World Airlines announced even lower ones Monday. British Airways immediately cut its fares further still. Roy Watts, British Airways chief executive, said Sunday competition had intensified on Atlantic routes with the recent deregulation of the industry, which raised the number of competing airlines to 13. (Continued from Page 1) after he left Panama rather than undergo surgery there, ordered a "full honors" funeral Tuesday for the ruler who led Iran for 38 years. But Sadat, in a pointed snub at alleged cowardice by world leaders, said no present rulers would attend the burial Tuesday of the former shah in the Al Rifai mosque, the burial site of Egyptian royalty. The mosque also briefly held the remains of the shah's father, Reza Shah, who also died in exile in 1944 after abdicating. "No heads of state — even if anyone asks," Sadat said of the funeral plans. "We shall apologize politely because we received him and shall bid him farewell," Sadat said, explaining that the shah requested a simple funeral but Sadat would offer a funeral befitting "a chief of state." Nixon will attend But in New York, former President Richard Nixon, a strong supporter of - the shah while in office, told NBC-TV news in an interview Sunday night that he will go to Cairo to attend the funeral "as a mark of personal respect for the shah." The shah, who had at least three operations in Egypt and was confined in the Maadi military hospial the last 31 days of his life, lapsed into a coma Sunday morning and died at 9:50 a.m. local time (2:50 a.m. CDT) despite massive lood transfusions and efforts to revive him with electric shocks, an official Egyptian report said. At the shah's bedside when he died were Empress Farah, who fled with him from Iran into exile on Jan. 16, 1979, and heir to the throne Prince Reza, 19, and his brother. Farah, the shah's third wife, wept openly and ordered the body to be embalmed in "a purely Islamic fashion." SHAH FORMAL PORTRAIT — Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the ousted Shah of Iran, poses with But in Tehran and the holy city of Qom — home base of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini who led the revolution that toppled the shah and his dreams of reviving the Persian Empire — the shah's death set off dancing in the streets, Tehran radio said. Newspapers reporting the death were distributed free. A commentary on Tehran radio Sunday evening said history repeated itself with the former shah's death 36 years to the day after that of his father, who died in South Africa in 1944 after abdicating his throne at the start of World War II. "Both had left the country thinking they would return," the radio said. UPI Photo Ms ex-wife Soraya in this 1951 photo. The former Shah died Sunday. "The father had fallen into the trap of the British who had plundered his wealth and left him broken-hearted over his throne, while the son had fallen into the Americans' trap and been left equally broken-hearted." "A bloodthirsty murderer, a wealth- loving plunderer, a homeless traitor died today as a refugee," the commentary said. "He was like a devastating flood which reduced everything the nation had to ruins. But how well gods justice has reduced this devastating flood to dust." In all since his departure from Iran, the shah lived in five countries — two stays in Egypt, in Morocco, the Bahamas, Panama and Mexico. *> LOVELADY (Continued from Page 1) cago's Pacific Garden Mission as the lure of free soup and bread brought many of the unemployed to the mission. Once she saw a man fishing a pair of her husband's wornout shoes from the trash box outside their window. "Those shoes were wornout, but a man was taking his own off and putting them on. His own were even worse." The Loveladys were not immune to economic problems. About three months after they entered school, they hit a low point. "We had paid our tuition and paid for our food, so we didn't owe anybody anything, but we had just one penny and neither of us had jobs. We prayed .about it. Burton took the penny and stuck it on a plaque that said 'He careth for you.' "A few days later we got a check for $50 from a lady in Wichita we had met but didn't know very well. She wrote, 'The other night I was praying and the Lord told me to send you this check.' "That shows what the Lord can do," Mrs. Lovelady says. Religious faith is important in her life, but Sydnie Lovelady also believes in hard work. During the years at Moody, she worked part-time on the school switchboard, taught arts and crafts at the Chicago Boys Club, was a regular singer on "The Midnight Hour" radio program of the Moody radio station, worked for Marshall Field department store and wrote for "The Moody Monthly." The Loveladys returned to Kansas after graduating from Moody. Mrs. Lovelady continued to work while serving churches with her husband, tackling everything from substitute teaching and preaching to working in a flower shop and starting a community library. Added more tasks After her husband's death in 1962, she took on more jobs. Among those were selling party-plan cosmetics, acting as a housemother in a boys' dorm and serving as a church educational director. In 1968, at the age of 64, she moved to Salina where her two daughters and their families then lived, and became coordinator for the Arthritis Foundation. Eventually her territory included 39 counties. She traveled the northern half of the state five days a week to organize fund-raising and other efforts. "I enjoyed that," she says. "I sup•pose if I have any kind of hobby, it's people. I like people. I like to visit and I enjoy knowing new people. There are an awful lot of wonderful people in the northwest part of the state." Tip on Irish visitor takes $25 top prize Do you need another employe? Hundreds of readers are looking through- the classified ads every day. Phone 823-6363 and an ad-taker will help you. Last week's top Salina Journal news tip prize of $25 will go to the Rev. John Lahey of St. John's Hospital. His tip concerned the return visit to Salina of an Irish woman who once was a student nurse at St. John's — and who became a patient there while recuperating from a fall. Carlene Olsson, Jamestown, will re- ceive the second prize of $15 for her tip about a house fire at Glasco. Sheila Berg, 856 S. 5th, is $5 richer because of her tip about a helicopter which she spotted at a Salina residence. Honorable mentions go to Leroy Fink, Salina Rt. 1, and Dan Gabel, 1028 E. Ash. Mrs. Lovelady's daughters, Phyllis Richmond and Gwen Naylor Evans, have since moved from Salina, but she stayed. Arthritis has slowed her down somewhat, but she remains active in civic clubs and volunteer work. "I don't think I'm ever going to quit," she says. "I don't want to rust out." Finished dead last WARMINSTER, England (UPI) Herman the racing pigeon ended his first 50-mile race Sunday, and it was about time. The race started nine months ago. Owner Arnold Howarth gave Herman up for lost when the homing pigeon failed to home. Actually he would just as soon Herman had stayed lost. "I'll never live it down at the pigeon club," Howarth said. The Salina Journal P.O. Box 779 Zip Cod. 67401 Published five days a week and Sundays eicepl Memorial and Labor Days, at 333 S. 4th, Salina, Kansas, by- Sallna Journal, Inc. (USPS47M60) Fred Vandegrift, President and Publisher Glenn Williams, Editor Second-class postage paid at Salina, Kansas. Founded February II, 1171 . Department Heidi Managing Editor: Larry Mathews. New* Editor: Pat Gaston. Sunflower Editor: Barbara Phillips. Photo Editor: Fritz Mendell. Advertising: Paul Webb, director; Jim Plckett, classified manager. Production: Kenneth Ottley, composing foreman; Howard Gruber, press foreman. Bmuwti: Arlo Robertson. Area Code 913 DialBMM) SubtcrlnUM ratn Dally JOi. Sunday 50» Bjr Carrier- Monthly rate »<.S5 plus 15* Kansas sales tax, a total of f5.W. Zone A monthly rates (5.34 plus 16f Kansas sales Ui - a total of 15.80. (Zone A Includes aU cities In Cheyenne, Sherman, Wallace. RawUns. Thomas, Logan, Decatur, Sheridan and Cove counties.) 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