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Chicago a band of opposite® By JAMBS HEALEV Chicago Is a band of contradictions. In its appearance Sunday night at the Iowa State Fair, the band was both good and bad, mellow and raucous, tasteful and excessive. For intance, the group played a nifty medley that started with "Tears of Joy," then slipped snibothly into "Color My World," then back into the original tune. But in the middle of it all, the guitarist threw in a low-rent, thrash-rock solo. It was out of place and unbecoming. Chicago did an outstanding Job on a couple of its hits — "Beginnings," and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time, It I§?" The vocals were mixed well out front, the brass parts were crisp — the band was tight. Old Gimmicks But later the group really bombed on a tune they said would "expand the limits of rock 'n' roll." It was full of gimmicks — old ones,, at that. The number started with the guitarist indulging in controlled feedback — a technique popular with acid-rockers of the mid- 60s, ' • A synthesizer blasted out some irritating anti-melodies — a gimmick already exploited to the hilt by the groups Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Near the end of this "expand the limits" tune, Chicago's drummer played an extended, flashy solo — another trick REVIEW that's been overdone, ever since the days of Ginger Baker and Cream. Gust of Wind All in all, this tune was just a batch of old rock 'n* roll gimmicks strung together in a s em i-jazzy framework. Not very expansive or entertaining. Yet the band pulled off a coup with its final piece: "25 or 6 to 4." It's a Chicago hit from way back, and the band played it superbly, further inciting the already aroused fans. A sudden gust of wind during that song filled the bass player's face Won,, Aug. 28, 1975 • DES MOINES REGISTER / 9 Thornton Wilder at 78 Nearly three generations of theatergoers have alternately praised and damned hit work, but after « trio of Pulitzer Prizes, Thornton Wilder still has "The Skin of Our T««th" playing in New Haven. Tonight'* Back Page feature! a delightful story about the puckish senior citizen of the American theater. He thinks writer* read too much. Find out why in the Tribune! (A*>> Waiting for help An unidentified man points to firemen from a ledge outside his room on the fifth floor of the Holiday Inn in West Opviaa, Calif., during a fire Saturday. A dozen guests were rescued by firemen with ladders and eight were treated for smoke inhalation. Some tied sheets together in an effort to escape but were rescued before they had to climb down. silenced his vocal. He to the stage wings to recover and the band, in a thoroughly professional manner, kept on playing. 15,000 Fans In a 'moment the bassist returned to the mike and finished the song, and the band its performance, just minutes before Sunday's thunderstorm knocked out power and sent the 15,000 concert*goers scrambling for cover. Chicago's performance was inconsistent, but, in the main, entertaining and well done. At worst, it was an over-hyped ' nightclub show band. At best, it was a superb professional rock band. Fortunately, it was good more often than bad. TODAY'S TV LOG SEEK END TO COAL STRIKE CHARLESTON, W.VA. (AP) — Efforts continued Sunday to convince southern West Virginia coal miners to end two weeks of wildcat picketing and allow some 37,000 miners to return to work today. Some groups of dissident miners met Sunday to decide if they would continue their protest of grievance procedures and federal court orders or if they would return to work on the midnight shift. Production Lost In the two weeks of the strike, the West Virginia Coal Association estimated that production of coal has been cut by 1.3 million tons in West Virginia. West Virginia mines nor mally produce about 4 million tons of coal in a two-week period. Pickets also spread the shutdown this past week to an adjoining area of eastern Kentucky and small sympathy walkouts developed in southeastern Ohio and western Virginia. Fi MI Levied The picketing has gone on in spite of orders from United Mine Workers officials and restraining orders issued by federal judges. The federal courts have levied fines against some UMW locals. Union officials spent the weekend seeking a solution to the dispute and trying to talk the miners into returning to work- And UMW President Arnold Miller scheduled a special meeting in Washington today of the union's 21-member executive board to discuss the strike. DM Moints 13.WHO (NBC) D*s Moinis 8-KCCI (CBS) 6:30 Women 7:00 Today 9:00 Celebrity 9:30 Fortune 10:00 High Rollers 10:30 Hwd. Squares 11:00 Mag. Marble 11:30 Jackpot 12:00 News 12:15 Cartoons 12:30 Movie 2:00 Another Wld. 3:00 Somerset 3:30 Floppy 4:00 M. Griffin 5:30 NBC News 6:00 News 6:30 Sanford 7:00 J. Garagiola 7:15 Baseball: Orioles vs. Royals 10:00 News 10:30 Tonight 12:00 Tomorrow AIMS S'WOI (ABC) 6:30 Semester 7:00 CBS News 8:00 Kangaroo 9:00 M. Brubaker 9:30 Price, Right 10:00 Gambit 10:30 love of Life 11:00 Restless 11:30 Search, Tmw, 12:00 News, Mkts. 12:15 Cartoons 12:30 Wld. Turns 1:00 Guiding Lite 1:30 Edge, Night 2:00 Match Game 2:30 Tattletales 3:00 Musical Chrs. 3:30 Courtship 4:00 Lucy Show 4:30 Ironside 5:30 CBS News 6:00 News, Spts. 6:30 Cross Country 7:00 Cher 8:00 Beacon Hill 10:00 News, Spts. 10:30 CBS Movie ' 12:30 News, Pastor 7:00 AM America 8:00 Uncle Waldo 8:30 Mag. Window 9:00 Truth, Cons. 9:30 M. Douglas 10:30 Brady Bunch 11:00 Showoffs 11:30 My ChHdrtn 12:00 Noon Rpt. 12:30-Here, Now 1:00 Pyramid 1:30 Rhyme 2:00 Gen. Hosp. 2:30 One Life 3:OOMayberry 3:30 Macaroni 4:00 Dennis 4:30 Beaver 5:00 Batman 5:30 ABC. News 6:00 Truth, Cons. 6:30 One to One 7:00 Rookies 8:00 ABC Movie 10:00 News 10:30 Untouchables 11:30 Entertainm't On Moints 1LKDIN (IEBN) 9:00 Sesame St. 10:00 Mr. Rogers 10:30 Villa Alegre 11:00 Walsh's An. 11:30 Elec. Co. 12:00 Off the air 4:00 Mr. Rogers 4:30 Sesame St. 5:30 Elec. Co. 6:00 Trains 6:30 Traveler 7:00 Tennis 10:00 Eve. Edition 10:30 0. Susskind TV HIGHLIGHTS TENNIS. The UiS. Pro Championship is presented from Boston, Mass. IEBN at 7. • •'• • BASEBALL. Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals. NBC at 7:15. • • • "THE LEGEND OF LIZZIE BORDEN." (1975), starring Elizabeth Montgomery. (Rerun) ABC at 8. • • • BEACON HILL. Series centers on the inter-play between the rich Boston Lassiters and their servants. CBS at 8. RADIO WOI 640 Ames 6:00 Music Shop 9:00 This Morn. 12:00 Noon Rep't 12:30 Farm Facts 1:00 Book Club 1:30 UN Scope 2:00 Matinee 4:00 AH Things 5:30 Bus. Final 6:00 Options 7.30 Concert KRNT 1350 CBS Des Moines 6:00 Ray Dennli 7:00 News 7:45 Sports 10:00 Del Hull 12:00 Van Harden 3:00 Ray McCarty 5:00 News 6:10 W. Cronkite 7:00 R. Peterson 7:15 Baseball Royals vs. Orioles 10:30 Mystery Theater 1:00 J. Lomhardo KCBC 1390 ABC Des Moines 6:00 J. Christy 4:45 Sports 7:30 Nightingale 5:45 Sports 8:30 Paul Harvey 6:00 W. Turflo 12:00 Paul Harvey 12:00 0. Alisup 12:15 D. Lem Mon KBAB 1490 Indianola 6:00 Steve Brown 6.00 S. Milner 10:00 Scott Meln 7:30 Baseball: 12:00 Info. Hour Oaks vs. 2:00 Jim Beam Indianapolis KWKY 1150 Des Moines 5:30 D. Odegaard 3:00 B. Dick 7:15 Religion 11:00 R. Emery 12:00 Grand View 12;30 Wld. Tmw. 1:00 B Dick 2.00 T. Tommy 6.00 Buy, Sell 9:00 J. Conrad 9:15 Grace Assembly 9 30 Wld. Tmw. 10 00 J. Conrad SCATTERED PHONEOUTAGES STORM KRNQ-FM 102 Des Moines Rock in stereo 24 hours a day. KGGO-FM 94.9 Des Moines 6:00 Jerry Dean 6:00 C. Collins 10:00 J. Stewart 12:00 Dr. Lex 2:00 T. W. Scoit KIOA-FM 93.3 Des Moines 6:00 Terrl Davis 7:00 John Marie 11:00 J, Michaels 12.00 R. Williams 3:00 S. Mathews WOI-FM 90.1 Amps 6:00 News 2:00 Mast«rwkl 7:15 Musicalt 5:30 News 8:00 News 6:00 All Thing* 9:00 Musicalt 7:30 Book Club 10:30 Book Club 8.00 Recital 11:00 Concert 10:00 Music 12:30 News 12:00 Concert 1:00 Cameo Cone. KIOA-AM 940 Des Moines 6:00 Music 7:00 Bill Allen 10:00 R. Phillips 1200 R. Williams 3:00 Bruce Allen KLYF-FM 100.3 Des Moines Beautiful music in stereo from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. KDMI-FM 97.3 Des Moines Gospel talks, music 24 hours a day. WHO 1040 NBC Des Moines Continued from Page One orange flame" or a "blue glow" from a hot transformer. Multiple Hazards Motorists caught in the storm faced multiple hazards: Some streets were without lights, and police and fire officials said "hot" or live electrical wires were lying in several streets. The sudden rainfall also backed up some storm drains and water was hubcap-deep at some intersections. Streets were littered with tree limbs and other debris. East Grand Avenue was blocked for some time after the high winds blew a large trailer from a nearby construction site Into the westbound lanes of Grand near the Pennsylvania Avenue intersection. Police also said a portion of the roof was blown off the Char- . .. coal Room restaurant at 5M P°P ularlt y- Clifton Ave. High winds also blew down tree limbs that apparently caused a fire at the home of Mrs. Pearl Wells of 710 Twenty-seventh StT The limbs apparently caused electrical wires to short and a fire broke out in the rear of the home, officials said. One Room Damaged Firemen said only one room of the house was damaged. Sunday was a final day of the Iowa State Fair, and about 15,000 rock fans attending the Chicago concert scurried for cover as the storm moved to the east side of the city. The rock group finished a two-hour performance at the grandstand about 10:15 p.m., just before the fiercest part of the storm pelted the city's east side with heavy rain. As the band finished, wind gusts estimated at more than 40 miles per hour were tugging at towers of lights and speakers on the stage. The equipment apparently escaped damage, however. Emergency Power Iowa Lutheran Hospital was forced to use emergency gener ators after the power went off about 10:40 p.m., a hospital spokesman said. Telephone service between rooms and be- twcen nursing stations was also WEDDINGS Continued from Page One he recalls. "This time we got a judge with a loud mouth." Saloon Wedding No such volume was necessary for the rites of Carol and Leonard Way. They were married in a Ventura, Calif., saloon. Carol is a barmaid at My Place, a tavern. Asked why she had chosen to say her vows there, she replied: "Because this is where iihy friends are." And so the pool table was covered, and the wedding party entered through 'a rear door, right past the juke box. Every seat at the bar was take*, although the serving of drinks was suspended temporarily. When the service concluded, the room was filled with applause, the pool table was uncovered and the bar reopened for business. Getting wed at,one's place of work seems to be gaining in cut off. There were scattered telephone outages across the city but Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. officials were not sure late Sunday just how many customers were without service. MAN SHOT OUTSIDE HOME A Des Moines man was reported in stable condition in Veteran's Hospital in Iowa City early today after a shooting incident here early Sunday. Police identified the man as Carl LeRoy Johnson, 53, of 755 Twentieth St. They said he was shot outside his residence after an argument with several other persons. Ronald Riley, 32, of the same address was arrested and charged with assault with intent to commit murder, police said. Riley was being held in City Jail without bond early today, they said. Police said Johnson was shot once in the face from a close range with a .32 caliber handgun, KSO 1460 Des Moines 600 John France 6 00 R Mathews 10 QO Curtis King 12.00 Rick Wilson 2.00 P. St. John 5:30 News 5:45 Farm fc 30 News 8 00 Don Warren 11:40 Auction 12.00 Farm RepL 12 30 News 1.05 Cal Stout 5:00 News 6 00 B. Wilbanks 7 00 C'ntry Music 7 25 Baseball Twins «', Brewer 1 . 10 00 C ntry Music Deduct $1 million in political funds ST. LOUIS, MO. (AP) - The Monsanto Co. has deducted more than $1 million for political contributions from the salaries of at least 1,800 executives since 1968, the St. Louis Post- Dispatch reported Sunday. The Post-Dispatch said Monsanto lobbyists have channeled money from the contributions plan to political candidates ranging from a sheriff in a Southern town to the President of the United States. The paper said the candidates had in common conservative, pro-business policies. John W. Haniey, the president of the company, confirmed that funds for political contributions are deducted from executives' salaries. But Haniey said the contributions were strictly voluntary and that no employe was pressured to participate. 'Triangle 1 blast HARDY, ARK. (AP) - A 24- year-old man, John Wesley Reese, was charged with murder Sunday in the death of his wife, Hanna Mae, who was killed when a stick of dynamite blew up under the bed she or- jcupied with another man. who 1 escaped injury. 'Escape' in manure spreader Wed in the Nude In the town of Escalon, Calif., bank employes Donna and Mike Fagen were joined in matrimony in the branch office where they met. In Mays Landing, N.J., a bride saved on the cost of a gown by not wearing anything at all, the same as the groom. Tracey and Lee Williams held their ceremony in the buff at a nudist camp where they work. In Pennsylvania, the newsroom of the Bucks County Courier Times was the scene of a wedding. Beth and Bob Vor- haus — she a receptionist and he a photographer and writer were legally united outside the managing editor's office, and a reception was held later in the paper's cafeteria. Stable Marriage For som* reasons, horses seem to figure in a lot of nun tials; perhaps they promise a stable marriage. For instance, Dorothy and Jack threet were wed on horseback in Saugus, Calif. When the minister asked if anyone had a reason why the two should not be joined, there was only one loud neigh. Bill and Kathy Reese became husband and wife in the winner's circle at Hollywood Park race track. "We've both been married before, so the idea was relevance in the offbeat caper that is undeniable." In Memphis, Tenn., Vicki and Roger Miller plunged into matrimony \n the swimming pool of the apartment complex where they met. The justice of the peace stood in the shallow end of the pool, bare feet sticking out of ro!led-up pants. The groom wore a swimsuit, and so did the bride, who carried a daisy bouquet. Earlier this month, Bill Stock breathlessly placed a ring on the finger of his bride, Dorothy, while they jogged along the track at San Diego State University. Fit for Each Other Thirty of the wedding guests, including a 70-year-old man, trotted behind during the 16 minutes it took to complete the 3,000 meters, A Methodist minister ran alongside and performed the ceremony. "Dorothy and I are both physical fitness-conscious, and we had agreed that running was a happy thing for us," Bill recalls. "We came to the conclusion this was the only way we could have done it." In the parking lot of Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minn., Caryl and Bill Caughfey were married in 25- degree chill before the kickoff of a Minnesota Vikings game. Explained the groom: "I'm a football nut." Replied the bride: "I never thought, it would be like this when I was a little-girl." Press Agents' Dreams In the French port of La Rochelle, a couple took their vows on a high wire. In San Francisco, another pair were wed on a cable car. In Reno, it happened atop Slide Mountain, on skis. In Hollywood, it happened in a supermarket. Behind some of the events, of course, lurks the subtle touch of a publicity agent. Sean and Anne Hill were wed on a ferris wheel at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, as family and friends stared from the wheel's remaining seats. "It was a press agent's dream," said the show's publicist. Scuba divers Coma and Jack Tyree became wife and husband in wet suits, at the bottom of the fish tank at Marineland of the Pacific. Chimp Ringbearer In Oklahoma City, Okla., fir. that we would be~whiners-for life," Reese explained. And then there's Ros Howard, a Boulder, Colo., man who applied for a license to marry his 8-year-old horse. It was denied on grounds 'that no parental consent had been obtained, Sense of Relevance Marcia Seiigson, in her book "The Eternal Bliss Machine," touched on unusual weddings: "Odd couples seem to get married in settings that — unlike Hotels or churches — have something to do with their real lives. "And since, historically, the wedding is a public statement of private commitment, a declaration to the community, there seems to be a sense of •J^IBMtfMi^i^iflftH^MlBiV^ JftBUHOIB 4:00-5:30 Weekday Afternoons 13 UIHOTV Country Safari, chimpanzees served as ringbcarer and flower girl. In closing, let us not overlook Ihe trendy ways to arrive at and depart a ceremony these days. For instance, at Elsinore, Calif., n couple of skydivers named Ross and Linda Witte parachuted to their wedding party. On the way down, the Sride's father maneuvered over, and all three joined hands at 10,500 feet. As for departure modes, Debra and Michael Jacobs of rural Dover, Wis., made their getaway in a manure spreader. "We do things a lot differently in the country," the groom explained. In Manhattan Beach, Calif., Deanne and Kenneth Beaulieu made their escape in an old World War II tank. For an eventful wedding, it's tanks for the memories. cus performers Don and Alicia Martincz-becamtHMrr-and-Mrgr on a trapeze 40 feet above the ground. The bride, explained they had fallen in love on a trapeze, which is the best kind of fall under the circumstances. For the wedding of Joyce and Daniel von Mulldorfer, at Lion 'Birdbrain' stolen from circus vSAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (AP) — Birdbrain, who sings "God Bless America," imitates a Chinese duck and faints on command, has been snatched and Dr. Jupiter's Traveling Medicine Show has the miseries. The 14-inch-tall yellow Amazon parrot was taken from her brass cage in the back of the show truck, according to a report to police. Bessie Bair said she feared if 15-year-old Birdbrain isn't returned quickly she- will die. for she is sensitive about feeding, must get her sunshine and be kept out of drafts. She likes coffee in the morning. Killed by mower MAHOMET, ILL. (AP) Marian Keith, 43, was killed in the blades of a tractor mower she was using in a field at her Mahomet home. r ou WRITTEN A BOOK? Mr. John Carter, the field editor of a welMtnown New York Mibridy publishing firm will be interviewing local authori in a quttt for finiihed manuscript* suitable for book publication. 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