Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 4, 1976 · Page 96
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 96

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 4, 1976
Page 96
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mmcr by LLOYD SHEARER SECAUS6 OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED. PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES ABOUT THIS COLUMN. A ANMEWSHEft Their names --Andrew J. Shea and. Josephine Good--are known only to a handful of politicians, tut millions of Americans will see the results of their work on TV this summer. Shea, a 37-year-old Minneapolis lawyer, is manager of the Democratic National Convention to be staged in lew York City in sweltering July. in charge of a massive operation which involves locating hotel rooms for almost 20,000 persons, providing work facilities for more than 7500 members -of the press, and coordinating the duties of police officers, security guards and Secret Service agents.- Josephine Good is director of the Republican National Convention to be held in Kansas City in August. She estimates that she will have looked after some 35,000 people by the time the convention is gaveled to order. The logistics work of JOSEMIMEGMD Shea and Good goes largely unheralded when, it is done well. But let either of them get involved in any snafu, and their least little misstep will be reported by the largest corps of journalists ever assembled in this country. Shea has been working out of a suite in Hew York's Statler Hilton Hotel for more than'a year. He reports that recently a salesman called wanting the Democrats to purchase large quantities of a perfume called "America." The salesman explained that the fragrance would be sprayed throughout Madison Square Garden to provide the "proper patriotic aroma".for the convention. Josephine Good, who has been organizing Republican conventions since 1956, says, "They're all pretty much the same." At her first convention, however, she supervised press credentials for 2500 media members. This year the number will be three times as large. Do women doctors make better general practitioners than men? Are they more honest, gentle, kind and considerate than their male counterparts? A recent survey published in Psychiatry in Medicine reveals that in the opinion of several hundred doctors and medical students, women doctors are more honest with their patients and less aggressive and irritable with them than male doctors. Moreover, blacks and other minority patients prefer the women. Ever heard of "The Captor"? It's one of the most lethal, complex, top secret weapons in the U.S. arsenal. It's a sleeping torpedo that lies on the sea bottom. When it hears an enemy submarine above,Captor awakens immediately, zeros in on its victim- until it destroys it. Captor is programmed with the sounds of enemy engines. As soon as .it recognizes one, it goes into action. It permits friendly vessels to proceed at will. Captor can be equipped with a nuclear warhead, and. if it misses the enemy on its first run, it can alter course and pursue the vessel until it blows it up. The Navy has asked Congress for 480 Captor mines for this fiscal year and another 500 for next. The mines are sown by ships, planes, and subs, can prevent enemy submarines from leaving their ports. NATO officers point out that the Cap.tor mine is not to be dropped into the sea until war breaks out or is imminent. At the moment extremely sensitive listening devices on the seabed and on buoys detect Saviet submarines by their sound; computers classify them. These sounds are in turn fed into Captor for subsequent recognition. In case of war Western forces would drop Captor mines into Soviet waters, try to bottle up the Soviet sub fleet. o s cmmcs Acc ° rd - ··(PI vninouvu ln e to the official "Catholic directory of 1976, the Roman Catholic population in the U.S. rose by 180,037 between 1974 and 1975, bringing its total to almost 49 million. The Catholic percentage of U.S. population now stands at 22.78. On July 4, __________ 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Little did he foresee how widely used it would come to be. Today, thousands of Americans, shocked by Watergate and the excesses of the FBI, the CIA, the Pentagon, and the intelligence community in general, are demanding to see official files. Their demands have snowballed into a costly bureaucratic nightmare. In 1975 alone, the Justice Department, which, controls the FBI., received more than 30,000 requests for information. In the first nine weeks of 1976, Deputy Attorney General Harold Tyler reported, Justice received 2500 new requests ' for access to FBI files alone. To comply with the law cost the -FBI $1 . 62 million in 1975. The costs this year to the FBI are estimated at $2.67 million and projected to $3.24 million in- 1977. Over the years the FBI was so indiscriminate in gathering information and · opening mail that people out of curiosity are determined to find out exactly what the FBI learned about, them. Nor is the FBI the only agency under demand to release personal files. The State Department reports that to comply with 1812 FOIA requests in 1975 cost it ?1 million and involved 31,715 documents. Chou En-lai, the END PDAII late Premier of lUn UIRHJ the People's Republic of China, died last January, he left no will. Several months ago, the People's Daily in Peking stated that class enemies had forged Chou's will. But now the word from Ni Chich-fu of the Communist Party's Central Committee is that "no will was left behind by the late Premier. In Communist countries, all the land is owned by' the state, and no person can inherit any.

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