Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on February 14, 1978 · 1
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Why Joe College can't read and write 6 shows to die k TV Critic tiary ueeD reports yr &rM in iiiiii i Iff ii 5StarFinaI kk "kick Tuesday, February 14, 1978 131st Year No. 45 e 1?7 Chicago Tribune 4 Sections 15' White House silent Russian pilots take New York Times News Service VVASHINGTON-Soviet air force units have begun to assist in the air defense of Cuba in an apparent attempt to free Cuban fighter pilots for combat in the Ethiopia-Somalia conflict in the Horn of Africa, intelligence officials said Monday. ' i Although a White House spokesman would not comment, knowledgeable officials said Soviet pilots in MIG interceptor planes have begun flying defense missions over Cuba. The officials would not divulge the source of the information, but it is thought to be based on the interception of communications between the pilots and Soviet ground crews. There was no estimate of how many Soviet personnel are involved in the operation, but some officials said Moscow may be taking over the entire air defense of the island. Column 1 Lonely heart clubs make Soviet debut Bachelors, like housing, are in very short supply By Jim Gallagher Moscow correspondent Chicago Tribune Press Service KIEV, U.S.S.R. "Number 12" might have been lonely before he came to the dance, but it looked as if he had that problem licked even before the band started playing. As the hostess or "good mood specialist" was urging the others to pair up for the opening waltz, "Number 12" was swapping sweet nothings with the half-dozen women who had joined him at his table. On the dance floor, "Number 97" was gliding gracefully with "Number 425," and "Number 311" was waiting nervously on the sidelines, unaware that "Number 209" had given her the once-over before joining the other men at the bar. It was just another Friday night at one of the Soviet Union's popular new lonely hearts clubs. THERE ARE FOUR of them now, catering to the unattached and over-30 set in Kiev, Minsk, Leningrad, and Riga. Other cities plan to open clubs. "Loneliness is a big problem among people over 30 here," said Natalia Svechnikova, the platinum blonde endocrinologist who serves as president of the Kiev club, officially known as Among Friends. "Our group has been in existence only since last April, but we're already trying to set up several more In this city. We have a membership of 600 people 300 men and 300 women but we could accommodate many, many more if we only had the room." When the club gives a dance for non-members, she said, tickets sell out a month in advance. On the evening of the event, people line up outside the ballroom hoping to buy an extra one at the last minute. AT THE LENINGRAD club, Soviet newspaper reports, women virtually have come to blows while waiting in line to buy tickets, and police were called. In Kiev, the l'i ruble $2 cost of admission entitles the partygoer to sip lemon soda, snack on sweet cakes, and cluster around the dance floor waiting for Miss or Mr. Right to come along. "A lot of people are too bashful to just O-itlnufd on page 4, col. 1 Weather CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Tuesday: Cloudy with blowing and drifting snow; high near 25 F (-4 C; northwest winds 10 to 20 miles 16 to 32 kilometers an hour. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy; low 5 to 10 F 1-15 to -12 C). Wednesday: Partly sunny; high near 22 F -3 C. Map and other reports on Sec. 3, page 10. Sudanese President Gaafar Nimeiri has charged that the Soviet Union is seeking to take over all of Africa and has criticized U.S. failure to restrain the Soviets. Ethiopian troops, supported by the Soviet Union and Cuba, have pushed Somalian forces back to their last stronghold in the Ogadcn Desert, diplomatic sources report. Stories on Page 8. The Soviet Union has provided Cuba with substantial military aid and training over the last 15 years. However, this is believed to be the first lime since the 1962 missile crisis that Soviet military units have been engaged in Cuba's defense. SOME UNITED STATES officials contend that the move runs counter to an understanding reached during the 1962 crisis, when the U.S. promised not to invade Cuba in return for assurances that no Soviet forces would be deployed in Cuba. Shaun Cassidy III V : fas -. ' W5 1: over Cuba defense However, State Department officials said the understanding forbade only deployment of offensive arms. They said use of Soviet pilots for defense seems to be within the scope of a Cuban-Soviet defense cooperation agreement reached in the mid-1960s. The Associated Press quoted one administration source Tuesday as saying there has been a handful of Soviet pilots in Cuba for many years, supposedly for training purposes. "But now it's gone quite beyond that," said the source, who asked not to be identified. "The number of pilots has increased substantially." Life with Shaun: teeny YOU DON'T HAVE to be Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys to figure out that a lot of programs on television, including some in prime time, are aimed right at the heart and mind of th average 6th grader. But if you ever wondered how millions of youngsters from 6 to 16 can make stars out of Shaun Cassidy and Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Leif Garrett, you must enter the world of the teen magazine. I don't mean teen rock magazines, or teen fashion magazines, or teen magazines that talk about pimples and first kisses. I mean the teen fan magaiines, the ones that make Shaun and Parker, The source, who keeps close watch on activities in the Caribbean, would not say precisely how many Russian pilots are in Cuba, but said, "It still is a pretty small number." The Cuban air force consists of 210 Soviet-built combat aircraft, including 80 MIG-21 and 40 MIG-19 interceptor fighters. Soviet pilots are believed to be flying the more advanced MIG-21S and Soviet technicians are said to have taken over ground maintenance and radar support functions. "This is not just a spur-of-the-moment operation," said one U.S. official. "It demanded a great deal of planning and must have been put in train months ago." ALTHOUGH CUBA is not a member of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact alliance, Continued on page 10, col. 3 , - r.x if ' y j Workman lifted to safety A 20-ton crane had to be used Monday to remove a carpenter who fell and was injured at the construction site of the new $3.5 million Fort Dearborn post office at Grand Avenue and Dearborn Street. Kasimir Puskar. 37, was working on the structure's second level when he slipped on a snow-slick-ened surface and fell between two concrete forms. It took 20 minutes to free him and place him on a stretcher before he could be lowered to an ambulance. He was treated for shock and bruises and later released from Henrotin Hospital. Indiana orders power cutbacks By Casey Bukro Environment Edilor INDIANA ELECTRIC customers were ordered to turn off all unnecessary outdoor lighting Monday to conserve dwindling coal supplies at the state's major utilities. To avoid blackouts similar to those that swept the nation after the 1973 Arab oil embargo, the Indiana Public Service Commission in Indianapolis or- Close-up Dorothy Collin ''.iJ Donny and Marie, Robby, Willie and Scott household names of the playhouse set. Take Tiger Beat Super Special, for instance. In a recent issue it has Shaun on the cover, Shaun in full color on page 2, Shaun in full color spread all over Girl tied in 3-day ROSARIO DO SUL, Brazil UPI Sixteen-year-old Eliana Maciel Bar-bosa, who had herself strapped to a wooden cross for three days to exorcise demons, ended her ordeal Monday but gave no indication of whether she thought the effort was successful. The Roman Catholic girl Friday night hauled a 44-pound cross up the 450-foot Picucho Hill in the arid, unpopulated western region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul near the town of Rosario do Sul. According to the girl's parents, Eliana suffered from nightmares and evil visions for six months. After medical tests proved negative, she concluded that "demons and evil forces possessed her soul" and that TriDune Pnotos by Stilly Good President Carter decides against old-fashioned arm-twisting in the coal strike for now. Page 2. dered sweeping curtailments of electricity use throughout the state. Effective immediately is a ban on outdoor lighting, except for lights that are needed to protect life and property, and a prohibition against lighting more than one sign identifying a commercial estab bit o' heaven pages 46 and 47. IT HAS AN article called "Living with Shaun! What It's Really Like!," In which the readers are told Shaun is a grouch in the morning, takes a hot shower when he gets home at night, drops his clothes all over the house, and is affectionate. These immortal insights into Shaun, who is the son of Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy, and the half-brother of singer David Cassidy, one of the stars of "The Hardy Boys," and the latest singer of "Da Do Ron Ron," are followed by Continued on page in, col. 1 to cross 'exorcism' three days on the cross could save her. HELPED by her fiance, Jorge Luiz Goncalves de Lima, Miss Barbosa came down from the cross late in the afternoon Monday and was taken to a hospital in the small city of Alegrete, 45 miles from the site. The Rio de Janeiro newspaper 0 Dia said a crowd began gathering at the crucifixion site before the girl was strapped to the cross and before the first of at least 20 chartered buses arrived. By the time Miss Barbosa came down from the cross, the crowd had grown to 5,000 persons, including hun- Continued on page 10, col. 1 ! S. suburbs feel brunt of storm CENTRAL ILLINOIS and Chicago's south suburbs were hit hard by a storm that spread ice and snow across wide areas of the Midwest Monday. Only the fringes of the storm touched Chicago. Two and one-tenth inches of snow fell Monday at Midway Airport, the official recording station for Chicago, bringing the snow total for this winter to 75.2 inches, just 1.8 inches short of the city's record 77 inches in 1969-70. The snow was worse, however, south of the city. Four inches fell on southern Winter is far from over, but already it's a prime candidate to become the worst on record for many parts of the country. Page 2. Cook County, and six inches fell on Lake County, Ind. Some schools were closed early in Will County, and night classes were canceled at Calumet College in Hammond. THE SNOW caused Greyhound Bns Lines to cancel some southeast-bound buses passing through the six counties of northwest Indiana. National Weather Service forecasters said it is almost certain that the Chicago snowfall record will be matched or Continued on page 10, col. 3 lishment after dark. In addition, two major Indiana utilities were ordered to serve notice that they will cut off service to a segment of their customers with the lowest of five priority rankings. THE UTILITIES are Public Service Co. of Indiana, serving 500,000 customers in central Indiana, and Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Co., serving Continurd on puge 10, col. 1 hit ' J Parker Stevenson

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