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SE August 24,1975 ObtrWa*. Vir»tt« --Ford's Two-Week Stay in Colorado Concludes Today VAIL, Colo. LD - President Ford ends his two-week vacation today and heads for northern Montana to mark the opening of a hydroelectric power plant at the $470 million Libby Dam there. At the dam ceremonies on the Kootenai River, the President will start the first power generator with the flick of a switch. He plans to speak on energy, environment and conservation. He will travel by plane and helicopter to Kalispell, Mont., and the remote dam site as the first slop on a two-day trip to three states on his way home to Washington. * * * IN CHICAGO, for an overnight stay today. Ford has accepted an invitation from Democratic Mayor Richard Daley to attend a private dinner at the Chicago Yacht Club with some 50 participants in world championship star class sail boat races being held there. Monday, the President will discuss economic issues at a Chicago convention of the American Hardware Manufacturers Assn. and fly on to Milwaukee for three appearances there including a televised interview on three Milwaukee stations. As he wound up his vacation Saturday, the President had morning meetings with his staff and .went over lengthy cabled reports from Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, who is continuing his Middle East shuttle diplomacy. Press secretary Ron Nessen declined to comment on Kissinger's report, saying it was "better not to say anything at this stale of negotiations." Ford got in his last round of golf al Ihe Vail municipal course on Salurday. playing with golf pro Bob Wolfe and Iwo of his Vail businessmen friends. Ted Kindel who comes from Grand Rapids, Mich., and MORE James Brown from Logan, Utah. He had put in almost five hours a day on the golf courses for 11 days. The only times he missed were the two days he was off on a speaking trip in the Midwest. Nessen came up with some White House statistics Saturday to prove his oft-repeated designation of Ford's stay here as a "work-play vacation." AS OF THURSDAY NIGHT, Nessen reported, the President had spent 108 hours at work, compared to 44 hours and 20 minutes at play. The work included sessions with his staff, scheduled appointments, paperwork, speechmaking and travel time. The play time included golf, tennis and swimming. Ford arrived here Sunday, Aug. 10. after stops en route to dedicate a hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., and to visit a Vietnam refugee camp at Ft. Chaffee, Ark. His two-day trip to the Midwest last Monday and Tuesday, including a visit to the Iowa State Fair, was designated as a political swing and the Republican National Committee was to pick up the tab for it. Nessen said Ford's trip home with stops in Montana, Chicago and Milwaukee was not political. "It's a taxpayers' trip," he said, referring to who will pay for the President's travel. During their stay here. President and Mrs. Ford have enjoyed a round of social activities with Vail friends, including dinners in private homes, one night out to eat at a local restaurant and three visits to a nightclub discotheque to dance to the music of the 1940s and 1950s. Ford leaves here early today. His wife and daughter Susan are staying on until Thursday. Miss Nude Contest to Offer Competition to Miss America By Chris Connell ATLANTIC CITY. N.J. ( A P ) - Miss America conlestants may be showing a little more of themselves this year, but not as much as the seekers of another beauty title thai is up for grabs, in Ihis old resorl town. Next Saturday, when Ihe 50 stale queens are arriving for activities'.that cujminate Sept. 6 wilh Ihe crowing of Miss America 1976, an assortment of go-go dancers, strippers and other women will be competing in a boardwalk burlesque house for the title of Miss Nude-U.S.A. Albert A. Marks Jr., who presides over the 54-year-old Miss America pageant dismissed the nude contest run by a theater owner, as "a one-day wonder." "IT APPEALS TO a very small segment of society, although it will no doubt attract wide pholographic coverage," said Marks, a 62-year-old stockbroker. "I Ihink it can only reflect good in our direction. It's such ail ;abvious and cheap attempt to capitalize onus." The Miss America pageant is uncovering a bit: by relaxing its ban on bikinis. The contestants will still be required to wear one-piece suits on stage, but they have the option of wearing two-piece suits while posing for photographers off-stage. "They can wear anything but a string bikini." said Marks, adding that he isn't sure many of the contestants will choose two-piece suits "because it's virtually impossible to engineer a betler figure in a bikini.". Marks said Ihe one-piece suit was retained for Ihe competition because "there's a difference between wearing a bikini on a beach or at a pool and having to wear it as you walk down a 140-foot runway with 400.000 walls of lighl on you." As Ihe granddaddy of modern-beauly conlests. Ihe Miss America pageanl is used to imitations. From ils beginning in Ihe free-wheeling 1920s when some contestants were showgirls, the pageant has evolved into a nonprofit civic undertaking wilh a stated mission of giving scholarships to college coeds.. "We do our confoundest Ip keep il clean." said Marks. "We've never had a major scandal." Most of the stale queens are in college. The winner gets a $15,000 scholarship that is paid in cash only if she already holds a degree. She also gets Ihe chance lo earn several limes thai amounl during a year of appearances lhal are being booked already by the pageanl's small national staff here. MOOD Atmosphere of Cold War Surrounds Lima Meeting By William L. Ryu Tkf Auocuted Preti In an atmosphere of developingCold war between haves and have-nots, delegates of 78 "nonaligned" nations are gathering in Lima, Peru for a five-day conference, opening Monday, that will underscore a significant shift in global politics. Foreign ministers representing nearly half the world's people will take up just about every major item of the poor world's economic and political conflict with advanced nations. Many--perhaps most--leaders of the Third World countries display a mood to challenge the United States, the leading advance nation, and to be prepared to draw battle lines. There is still a chance that this meeting could abruptly interfere with the search fof a Middle East settlement and set the stage for Soviet-American confrontation there. It depends on what happens to an Arab resolution calling for Israel's expulsion from the United Nations. Should that go through and be followed later by steamroller action in the General Assembly by the Third World majority, there would be a danger of war, since Israel would consider her commitments to U.N.-sponsored truce arrangements voided. However, the immediate danger of that appeared to ebb at a recent Organization of African Unity summit in Uganda. --AP Wirepholo President Looks Up as Artist Sketches Paul Collins Is Preparing Mural of Ford Sketches Finished For Mural of Ford VAIL, Colo, UP) - Paul Collins, a self- taught artist from Grand Rapids, Mich., completed preliminary sketches for his Gerald R. Ford mural as the President vacationed here last week. NONE OF THIS YEAR'S conteslants are black. Four black women have competed since 1968, but none finished in the top 10. One of the four blacks is Cheryl Johnson, who won a talent scholarship last year as Miss Wyoming. She will appear in this year's show as partftf a Iroupe lhal toured Army posts in Europe this month with the current Miss America, Shirley Cothran of Texas. The pageanl is gelling on the bicentennial bandwagon for its nationally televised production on the Saturday night after Labor Day. but Marks said, "not in a big way." The show is called, "Travelling Freedom's Road," and was originally sched- u l e d to have a B i c e n t e n n i a l theme throughout. Marks said he dediced "right around July 4th" to pare the Bicentennial motif down, "because I now know of at least 40 television specials that will be devoted entirely to the bicentennial in the Ihe next year. By Ihe time it's done, the thing is going to be beaten to death. So we're going to do enough to pay our respects to the country, but we're not going to overdo it." The show will begin with a patriotic number, with contestanls inlroduced in Ihe order Iheir slales entered the union. From Ihere, Ihe show will go off in olher directions until a prefinale medley of George M. Cohan's songs. The pageant has eliminated the Miss Congeniality award this year, partly because Marks suspected many contestanls were voting for themselves.."Five votes won last year." he observed. The pageanl already has abandoned Ihe praclice of giving the new Miss America an ermine robe and sceptre, and Marks is toying with the idea of dispensing with the crown as well. "Bui nol this year. Nexl year, maybe," he said. "We are trying lo gel away from the anachronism lhal Miss America is a queen, because there's no monarchy in Ihis counlry. But we're Irying lo take it one step at a time, so thai the public doesn't feel cheated. "When I suggested eliminating the swimsuil compelition entirely a few years ago, Ihe public uproar was deafening," he recalled. "I almost had to go out on the street and look for my head." The sketches will be used to create a 24-foot mural depicting the life of the President, a Grand Rapids native. The mural, authorized by Ford about three weeks ago, is to be displayed at the Kent County Airport administration building. Collins sketched the President as he was being 'interviewed Thursday at the Bass Haus in Vail by a reporter from Ihe Grand Rapids Press. Ford said in the interview that the biggest disappointment of his administration has been Ihe failure of Congress "lo move wilh me in solving Ihe crisis" of energy consumplion and produclion. The Presidenl also said that he had received a promise from the auto industry to boost engine efficiency by 40 per cent by 1980 in exchange for relaxation of environmental standards. COLLINS WAS scheduled to do' his sketches alone with the President, but Collins asked permission to work as the President answered questions so he could catch unguarded expressions. the American Indian, on display al the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The Ford mural is due to be completed in January. It now is about two-thirds done, said Collins. Study Links Tree Rings To Climates AT THE OAU meeting, Egypt pulled the rug out from under the more extreme Arabs by declining to support the resolution, and so a softer one was voted there. With regard to the rich-poor conflict, many nonaligned leaders seem eager to promote raw materials as bargaining chips in a demand for a "new international economic order" that, in their opinion, would give poor nations more of the wealth now centered in the industrialized world. The demand illustrates the gradual shift in global conflict.that has been developing in recent times. For years after World War II, the major contest involved the Communist and non-Communist camps. Now the conflict often is expressed in terms of rich and poor, haves and have- nots, advanced and backward. Meantime, the ideological tilt among the majority of poor nations seems ever to the left. The potential advantages in this for the Communist world are not lost upon its chieftains. The conference agenda touches on al- most even' controversial economic and political issue of any importance where the Third World considers its interests involved. Peru's leftist military government, the host, says the conference aim is "lo overcome the present structure-domination- dependence of the international community." which seems to mean an urge to be regarded as equals of the advanced nations. Many of the nonaligned right now are in internal troubles up to their governmental necks. Bangladesh has just had a coup of the sort that must shock the others in the bloc. India's foreign minister delayed his departure for Lima because of thai coup and his own nalion's currenl political difficulties. Nigeria's government has just been overthrown by the military. Much of Africa is in various stages of turmoil. In Latin America, Argenitia is in constant uproar. In Ihe Middle East, Arabs are fueding with Arabs. Nevertheless, the ministers will plunge into a formidable agenda that bristles with economic and political belligerence toward the United Stales and the advanced world. Among many olher items, the agenda includes study of ways lo harmonize slrale- gy "in Ihe political and economic fields . . . confronling the threat of aggression." and a quest for a common front at the United Nations, where the General Assembly will hold its seventh special session in ad- vacne of the 30th regular one. The special session will deal with the same sort of highly charged queslions as were raised al Ihe previous special assembly which'had lo do with raw materials, the demand for a new economic order and the rich-poor conflict. For poor world nations that have raw materials, the cartel idea looks enticing. They noted how oil nations grew powerfully rich. If it could be done with oil, why nol wilh bauxile, phosphale, copper, I'm, chromium and so on? * * * THE MINISTERS will be talking about "indexing"--the idea of linking prices of exported primary commodities with prices exporters must pay for imports of manufactured goods. The argument is thai somehow the affluent societies--Americans in particular--are responsible for the backwardness of others and must pay up. No political leader blames his own nation for its woes. Bangladesh Government Arrests 26 Politicians "I wanl Ihe President relaxed," Collins said. Ford viewed one of the seven pencil sketches and told Collins, "Paul, this, is beautiful." Ron Nessen, Ford's press secretary, said Ihe skelches are the best he has ever seen of Ford. Collins, 39, says the presidential mural "is the most importanl assignmenl 1 have ever had." Cosl of Ihe mural has been sel al $35,000 and a drive lo raise funds lo pay Collins was begun by a commitlee seeking private donalions. Collins said he feels Ford has Ihe ability lo "undrsland and louch all people." "We have become so accuslomed lo so- phislicalion and meaningless rhetoric from presidents thai il will lake us lime lo program ourselves to an outspoken and honest person such as President Ford." Collins has completed 30 oil paintings of NORWICH, England (AP) - Studies of how trees grew centuries ago could help predict the climate of coming years, says a University of Arizona scientist Prof. Valmore C. LaMarche Jr. told a conference of the world's top weathermen thai ended Salurday: "The annual rings of Irees offer a valuable source of informa- lion about variations of climate thai took place before the start of inslrumenlal records .. . Changes in ring.widlh, wood density and composition can all be useful pointers to climate change." LaMarche said tree ring studies in Santiago, Chile, showed a long dry period of 200 years from 1250 to 1450 A.D. followed by a 150-year wel period till 1600. These indicated shifts in storm tracks which could reflect periods of edpansion or conlraclion of southern polar winds, wilh imporlanl consequences for global climale. LaMarche's theories were supporled by two Swedish scientists, Dr. Bjorn Svenon- ius and Eric Olausson of the Marine Geological Laboratory Goteborg, who sludied pines, spruces and oaks. The week-long conference organized by Ihe Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization showed lhal the world's weathermen are putting more emphasis on observing and recording weather pat- lerns before Ihey altempl long-lerm fore- casls. The symposium al the University of East Anglia concentraled on climatic fluc- lualions and the future of the world's climate. Deep sea deposits, sea surface temperatures and salinity are being probed, as well as tree rings. Dr. John Imbrie of Brown University, Providence, R.I. and Dr. Andrew Mcln- lyre of Lamonl-Doherty Geological Observatory, Palisades, N.Y., are drawing a world ocean isotherm temperalure map for the Ice Age 18,000 years ago to recon- slrucl Ihe surface oceanography of the world during Ihe pasl 700,000 years. DACCA, Bangladesh ( A P ) - The new Bangladesh governmenl Salurday announced Ihe arrests of 26 leading political figures in the fallen regime of slain Sheik Mujibur Rahman, including an ex-prime minister and a former vice president, on charges of corruption. Among those arrested was Mohammed Mansoor Ali, a trusted aide whom Sheik Mujib named his prime minister when he assumed Ihe presidency in January. Olher former officers included Tajuddin Ahmed, a finance minister and onetime rival of new President Khondakar Mushtaque Ahmed; Nazrul Islam, former vice- president; Abdus Samad, former minister; Mohammad Kammanizzaman, indus- Iries minister; Korban Ali, educalion and broadcasling minister, and former Telephones Minister Sheik Abdul Aziz. The governmenl said Ihe 26 have been charged wilh amassing weallh dispropor- lionale to their known sources of income by indulging in corrupt practices or antisocial activities. They were also accused of grabbing property by underhand methods, nepotism and the abuse of power. The arrests were reported from Dacca after the government had expelled 14 Western and Asian reporters from Bangladesh, thh last foreign correspondents in the country. The correspondents said all outgoing press dispatches were being censored and resident newsmen were not permitted to telephone oulside the country. Associated Press correspondent Arnold Zeitlin was among Ihose ousled, and he brought the following report out with him: About 30 soldiers in a jeep on Saturday removed former Finance Minister Tajuddin Ahmed from his home, where he had been held under house arrest As he was being driven away he said: "They are lak- ing me lo delenlion camp." TERM Life Insurance Carl Ruben* 343-7631 ·Knight BMg. 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