The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on August 16, 1979 · 1
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Thursday, August 16, 1979
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I A reluctant football star Northern Iowas Kelly Ellis not big on sports (Sports, page IB) Weather Variable cloudiness through Friday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, Lows tonight around 60. Warmer Friday with highs in the upper 70s. Light southerly winds. Weather details on page 2A. SIB TODAY Iowa There is no evidence that Sen. Roger Jepsen received any illegal contributions from the South African government. Page 8A. Sports Greg Baker has a big night for the Cedar Rapids Giants. Page 2B. Cedar Rapids A little known Child Support Recovery Unit in this area is doing a successful job. Page 4A. An opponent of the proposed new airport terminal has been appointed a "citizen watchdog" for the project. Page 5A. World All the boats in the Fastnet Yacht Race are now accounted for. The toll is now 17 dead and two missing. Page 3A. Scenes Elvis impersonator Artie Mentz is living up to, and exceeding, his billing. Page 15A. Hiawatha Three bridges have raised new concerns for residents in Hiawatha. Page 5B. Youth f All work and no play makes a waste of summer sun, the Gallup Youth Poll observes. So what are teen-agers doing this summer? Page 12A Dining Out Its an "in spot in Washington, Iowa, and it also is a very good place to eat. Page 12A. Farm Farm debt increases at a record rate, btit so does farmers equity, the U.S. Agriculture Department says. Page 18A. People Prince Charles 1970 visit to the White House was a royal pain, a biographer reports. Page UA. Index Page 2A Today's Chuckle Small boy handing his mother the telephone: "Its Mrs. Jones with the 6.30 news. Copyright VOLUME 97, NUMBER 219 Young: Gazette leased wires WASHINGTON Andrew Young, out as American U.N. ambassador because of unauthorized talks with a Palestine Liberation Organization envoy, hinted today he might meet again with the PLO man before leaving his post at the United Nations. Young told a news conference today that black African leaders would be confused by his resignation, fearing it signaled a change in American policy on the continent. He said he would travel to Africa before his resignation becomes effective to assure national leaders that U.S. policy has not changed. Young said he would not be surprised if he had been spied on by Israeli agents, and that he did not be Telex buys Turner; will move firm By Bruce Fishwild Gazette financial editor The Turner Division of Conrac Corp. has been sold and its new owner plans to close down the Cedar Rapids plant not later than Nov. 30. The purchaser is Telex Communications Inc. of Bloomington, Minn., a division of Telex Corp. of Tulsa. Telex Communications is in the same general field as Turner. It manufactures and markets a broad line of headsets, microphones and tape devices for the broadcast, educational and consumer markets, as well as a line of antennas for military, commercial and home use. The sale was reported to be for cash, but the price was not announced because the formula on which it is based is "too complicated. Company officials said it would be announced later. At a press conference Thursday in the Turner plant at 716 Oakland Road NE Telex officials said the Turner product line will be preserved, with some modifications, but that manufacturing will be integrated with Telex operations elsewhere. Please turn to page 2 A : Turner President schedules stops at McGregor, Dubuque By Ken Sullivan Gazette political writer McGREGOR The Villa Louis is out. Instead of touring the historic villa near Prairie du Chien, Wis , President and Mrs. Carter will lunch Sunday afternoon with Sen. John Culver, D-Iowa, and his family in their home on a bluff near McGregor. Thats the confirmed plan or Woman gives birth to 8 babies ; I dies t nr ? Ti.i. A n a tn ..... dal nrarad civ nhild rn r NAPLES, Italy (AP) A 29-year-old Naples woman on fertility treatment gave birth prematurely today to octuplets, five girls and three boys. One girl died hours later and a doctor said the seven other babies were seriously underweight. Doctors at Naples Hospital of the Incurable said the babies weights ranged from 14 ounces to 2 3 pounds. A doctor said he had "some hope" the two largest of the infants would survive. The births took 20 minutes with a doctor and three nurses attending, hospital spokesmen said The mother was identified as Mrs Pasqualina Chianese She reportedly EASTERN IOWA'S LEADING DAILY May meet with PLO lieve his resignation would spark any widening of differences between black and Jewish leaders in the U.S. He resigned Wednesday as U.N. ambassador with no remorse over violating his bosss policy against contacts with the PLO. Young, who last month held an unauthorized meeting with a PLO official, was in hot water frequently for his outspoken and highly controversial views during a 2 54 -year tenure. "I have no regrets. I would do it again, Young said of the PLO meeting. He was asked specifically whether, as president of the U.N Security Council for the month of August, he would meet again with the PLOs U N. observer, Zehdi Labib Terzi. Saved from burning apartment building A Wichita firefighter rescues a man from a third-floor apart- before firefighters arrived. Two ment Wednesday. Others had jumped from third-floor windows through an apartment building. part of it for a Sunday afternoon visit to the Prairie du Chien-McGreg-or area by the president during a brief layover by the steamboat Delta Queen. The Carters and their daughter, Amy, will spend a week, starting Friday night, aboard the Delta Queery on a cruise between St. Paul, Minn , and St. Louis. Until Wednesday, officials in delivered six children three years ago, all of whom died a' few hours after birth. She was reported physically well. The other babies were rushed to nearby hospitals and placed in incubators. If the seven childen survive, it could be a world record The previous highest number of surviving children in a multiple birth was six which occurred twice, in Sydney, Australia, in 1971, and in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1974, according to the Guinness Book of World Records Guiness officials in London said they based their multiple birth records on infants that survived their first birthdays J Andrew Young "It would be unconscionable to refuse to see somebody as president of the Security Council, he replied. Pressed later for clarification, he said he would meet with anyone wanting to see him as long as that Prairie du Chien had been hoping for an ambitious program when the president visits their community from 1-5 p m Sunday They were suggesting visits to a 3M Company family picnic, stops at solar homes and, particularly, a speech by the president on the west lawn of the Villa Louis, the mtd-1800s mansion that is a popular tourist attraction in Prairie du Chien Part of the plan was acceptable to the presidential party Carter will visit the 3M employees at their picnic, which will be held on the 3M property But thats it Said a spokesman at the White House Press office in Prairie du Chien "The president will arrive in Prairie du Chien aboard the Delta Queen at about 1 pim Sunday. Thp party will board a motorcade at Lawler Park and proceed to the 3M picnic. "After that (they) will proceed to Triangle Park in McGregor and be there for several minutes They will then proceed to Sen. Culver's house for lunch. "They will return to the Delta Queen for departure at approxi mately 5pm This represents a confirmed itinerary for the presidential party in the Prairie du Chien area, although Please turn to page 2A Carter Thursday AUGUST 16, 1979 20 CENTS v CEDAR RAPIDS CITY OF FIVE SEASONS person were qualified. Terzi might be considered qualified because the Council regularly grants him the right to address it during debates on the Palestinian issue. It became clear today that Young may still be the chief U.S. delegate to the U.N., and therefore Council president, next Thursday, when the Council is scheduled to resume its debate over the Palestinians and resolutions to support their drive for statehood White House officials said President Carter intends to move with "due care and deliberate consultation in choosing a successor. And, they said, he will consult Young in making a selection. It was believed the process could take more than a week Scientology failed ' woman wins damages PORTLAND, Ore (AP) In a case attorneys say may be a landmark and a warning to religious institutions a jury awarded a Portland woman more than $2 million because, for her, the promises of a bet ter life through Scientology didnt come true Julie Titchbourne, 21, claimed church courses she took in 1975 failed to live up to claims they would help her with her college classwork, de velop her creativity and raise her IQ test scores Her lawyer said the decision Wednesday was a warning for new religions or cults "At least in Oregon, weve served notice on all people that if youre going to deal with our young people, youd better do it fairly and honestly," said at torney Garry McMurry A spokeswoman fur the Scientologists said she was un sure what effect the verdict might have on the church "But I expect there will be many jumping on the bandwa gon with other religions as well, said Debbie Jones Named in the suit were the Church of Scientology in Port land, the Scientology Mission of Davis in Portland, and the again Young said he would not be surprised to learn that his meeting with Terzi July 26 had been uncovered by Israeli intelligence because "I assume that everything I did was public knowledge. Ive always assumed that Ive been bugged all my life An Atlanta newspaper has reported that Israeli spies were the first to learn of the meeting and leaked word of it Young stressed in his farewell press conference Wednesday a conviction that the United States should deal with the PLO a conviction flatly against U S. policy But in the Security Council deliberations, Young presumably will remain bound by U.S. policy and commitments to Israel and veto any Please turn to page 2A. Young persons died as the fire swept 5 Delphian Foundation, which is staffed by Scientologists Attorneys for both sides said the case may be the first of its kind essentially con sumer fraud against a religious institution Sandra Ellingson of Los An geles, the church's regional cii rector of public affairs, said the verdict wilt be appealed The appeal probably will center on the judges instruc tions to the jury, McMurry said Circuit Judge Robert P Jones told jurors that if thev decided the church s promises were of a religious nature and sincerely advertised as such state and federal con stitutions protect it from chal ienges to the truth of its be liefs After two days and 1R hours of deliberation, jurors agreed the promises did not qualify for that protection and found the defendants guilty of fraud Jurors awarded Mrs Titch bourne $1 9 million in punitive damages and $153 000 in com pensatory damages Jack Kennedy the church s attorney and president of the state bar association was un available for comment O

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