Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 17, 1974 · Page 5
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 5

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The People Car revolutionize may NEW YORK (UPD - \t was not a dream, a mirage, an idle fantasy. It was a hard, realistic fact — but the people who saw it shook their heads, rubbed their eyes, stared in,utter disbelief. There, into the grimy West 4th Street station on a torrid morning in July glided a subway that looked as if it were commuting between Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. The vision in silver and red drew to a smooth halt. Handsome windowed doors opened silently on air-cooled interiors of multicolored carpeted floors, vinyl-covered foam rubber seats, subtle indirect lighting. An . air of immaculate spaciousness lent the scene a surrealist flavor. "What's going on here?""I don't believe it! ""This can't be New York!" , Straphangers looked about uneasily to see if they were on the right platform. Some, afraid to get on, plopped down on benches to await the next train. The ones who bit the bullet enjoyed the best subway ride of their lives. They found themselves aboard a State-of-the-Art car developed by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration of the U.S. Transportation Department. The car is so named because, it represents the best available technical know-how in the art of rail rapid transit. Actually, the State-of-the-Art train consists of two cars —one designed for subway use and the other for suhurban commuter traffic on such lines as Penn Central or the Long Island Rail Road. The suburban car seats 62 passengers and has a maximum capacity of 220. There are tables between some of the seats, but otherwise it closely resembles the subway car. This car seats 72 persons and can accommodate 300. The floors of both cars are covered with red and blue carpets. The one-piece molded fiberglass chairs are colored green, blue and j^d and are equipped with upholstered cushions. Four seats are arranged back to back, two On each Slde.v,In front of, and behind, each four- seat unit are three seats in a straight row. Some have arm rests beside them. There are no straps to hang onto, but there are a number of leather-padded metal poles for senders to grasp. The car is skillfully illuminated by, indirect lighting along the ceiling and walls. Each side of the car has four sets of doors and three large windows. The train took off and stopped at the stations along the route with effortless ease, and there were no jerks at any time during the trip. Its maximum speed is 80 miles an hour, but New York laws set a 50-mile-an- hour limit. The train can accelerate at 264 feet a second. Most extraordinary of all was the quietness. Insulation factors built into the car's construction enable passengers to hear each Miss Garvey returns to jail SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Cynthia Garvey, 23, who had known one of the six Sym- bionese Liberation Army members who died in a Los Angeles gunfight, returned to jail Tuesday for refusing to answer grand jury, questions about the Patricia Hearst case. Miss Garvey was jailed on contempt charges but was released - pending an appeal. U.S. District Judge Alfonso J. Zirpoli rejected the appeal, and Miss Garvey turned herself in to federal authorities. "I don't have any regrets at all, I'm ready to go to jail for any length of time," she said. The grand jury inquiry was centered on a $10,000 bank robbery here, a month before the Los Angeles shootout? Miss Hearst was photographed carrying a rifle during the holdup. One of the six SLA members who died was Camilla Hall. Miss Garvey had known her. Miss Garvey said in her appeal that her acquaintance with Miss Hall was irrelevant to the case. Other perfectly, when they converse in ordinary tones. The riders' reactions? Officials of Boeing* Vertol Co., systems manager for the train, quote customers as saying: "Isn't it wonderful*." arid then adding quickly: "Isn't it a shame it couldn't last in New York!" The interiors of the cars are vandal-resistant but not vandal- proof. 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CROWN 281229 INTERIORS Hours: Mon.-Fri.«:tt-5:M ..Sat.ttol 139 Washington Ave. 442-0551 Alan Osmond marries ex-cheerloader PROVO, Utah (UPI) - Alan Osmond, 25, of the singing Osmond'Brothers and former Brigham Young University cheerleader Suzanne Pineagar, 21, were married Tuesday in Mormon rites. t The groom, his brothers and other family members flew here in a chartered jet from Las Vegas where the popular group was performing at a hotel. The newlyweds said they would honeymoon in Las Vegas. Osmond, the second member of the original four "Osmond Brothers," met his bride at a BYU basketball game. Wednesday, July 17, 1974 Ufciah Daily Journal, Uklah Calif.—5 ^5f WMAMMWMMMMMMMti SAME OLD 8TORY — Stan may change, but teen-age fans go on forever. Once Frank Sinatra and the Beatles were the objects of screaming masses, now it's the American Osmond brothers attracting a crowd for a London concert. Some 6,000 battled for the 2,500 tickets available. Bobbies made two arrests. 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