The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 7, 1975 · Page 10
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 10

Provo, Utah
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Monday, April 7, 1975
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Page 10-THE HERALD, Provo, Utah, Monday, April 7, 1975 Inventory of Unsold Cars Still Stays Up By EDWARD S. LECHTZIN UPI Auto Writer DETROIT, Mich. (UPI) Despite sharp cutbacks that idled as many as 250,000 workers during parts of 'March, U.S. automakers were unable to reduce the size of the inventory of unsold cars they carried into April. Industry analysis, however, said today the 1.5 million cars in company and dealer inventories is no problem because of an expected upturn in the sales rate in April. The inventory was equal to a 72-day supply of cars, Kennerly Reports on Viet Trip ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (UPI) — David Hume Kennerly pounded an arm of the sky blue chair in President Ford's plane and talked of his return to Vietnam. "Don't these pople, these congressmen and all the other critics, don't they know? Don't they know what's going on in Vietnam is not some ideological argument of yesterday? It's life and it's death, "he said. Kennerly, 28, is the first appointee and personal photographer of the President of the United States. He is also Gerald R. Ford's close friend and confidant. Talking to UPI early Sunday as he spoke to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger for an hour earlier, Kennerly talked of what he saw during eight days in South Vietnam. Ford sent Kennerly to Saigon with Army Chief of Staff Frederick C. Weyand. Weyand went as the military expert. Kennerly went to fetch another view, the human factor. "I'm not political. That's not my bag. But you don't have to be political to return to Vietnam and find that old friends are now thinking the United States is betraying them," said Kennerly, for three years UPI photographer in Indochina who won a Pulitzer Prize. Kennedy Jostled And Jeered WESTON, Mass. (UPI) - Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., was poked, grabbed, jostled, and jeered by rock-throwing antibusing protesters Sunday. Afterward, Kennedy said he will continue to support school desegregation no matter how it may affect his political future. "I've taken a stand," he said, looking irritable and bedraggled. "I haven't changed it. We'll have to let the chips fall where they may. "We have to resolve this in this generation," he said. "We have to face it now. We're bequeathing a terrible heritage to our children." Kennedy, flanked by an arm- linked flying wedge of police and aides, waded through a hostile crowd of about 300 antibusing demonstrators as he left a Knights of Columbus communion breakfast in Quincy, Mass. He was jostled and prevented from getting into several automobiles by the jeering crowd. A woman poked him repeatedly with a tiny American flag on a stick and a man grabbed him by the leg. The placard-waving demonstrators ripped at his hair, dark suit and tie, designed with a pattern of Uberty Bells. compared with a 66-day supply entering March. Still trying to balance their inventories, automakers this week will have three of their 58 car and truck assembly plants closed, compared with eight last week. Temporary and long- term layoffs affect 215,930 workers this week, 21,225 less than last week. As previously announced, the Ford Motor Co. is stepping up output of small cars this week at its Dearborn, Mich., Kansas City, Mo., and Metuchen, N.J. plants. The 21 per cent jump in Mustang II, Maverick, Comet, Pinto and Bobcat production means a return to work for close to 6,300 workers by the end of May. General Motors plans to increase output at three assembly plants next Monday. At the end of March last year, when automakers were building up an inventory after pulling out of the energy crisis sales slump, there were 1.7 million unsold cars, equal to a 68-day supply. The all-time record was set in mid-January when the worst sales slump since World War II pushed the inventory to 1.8 million cars, enough to last 110 days. "Nobody is really shook about having a 73-day supply now because of the expected higher sales in April," one analyst said. Susan Saxe Says She's Not Guilty PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Susan E. Saxe, a college honor student turned revolutionary, pleaded innocent today to federal bank robbery charges and was bound over for trial next Monday. Ms. Saxe, of Albany, N.Y., entered her plea before U.S. Magistrate Tullio G. Leomporra in a courtroom tightly secured by marshals who searched the 100 or so spectators at the door with hand-held metal detectors. The defendant answered not guilty to the five counts of conspiracy, robbery and aiding and abetting in connection with a $6,240 holdup of a bank here Sept. 1,1970. The court accepted her plea and continued her $350,000 bail set after her arrest 11 days ago on a downtown street by an alert policeman who had an FBI photo flyer of her in his pocket. Fall From Plane Fatal ToStuntman BUNNELL, Fla. (UPI) Aerial stuntman Dominick Giandomenico, standing in a convertible going close to 100 miles per hour, was having trouble catching a rope-ladder dangling from a low-flying airplane piloted by his brother- in-law. Winds in excess of 20 m.p.h. made the attempts to pick up the stuntman hazardous Saturday. "The wind's a little bit strong, it's a little bit risky," the public address announcer at the Sunny Days Festival Air Show said after one attempt failed. Giandomenico, 26, of Boca Raton, Fla., finally caught the ladder despite the stiff winds and began climbing the rungs toward the plane. He was about 50 feet above the ground when he lost his grip and fell to his death in a field. We're a Little Harder to Find. . . But We're Worth it. In fact, $2,000 worth it. That's right. That's what you get when you buy a townhome at the Woodside, Utah Valley's newest planned unit development — a $2,000 tax credit. For more information, we invite you to our beautiful new sales office and furnished models to share a unique concept in living. • The Woods* Through the Trees and a Step Back, '••••'VKIH VUIM l'l« i\ii I I Ml-!,, I IIIII'IIOM .VI >v. Wef Mothers Try To Give Away Babies IT WAS OPERATION JOY all over the nation this weekend as happy foster-parents received adopted Vietnamese babies. Top left at Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Russell Bennett of Tulsa beams a wide smile as he cuddles a baby whose tiny hand can be seen clinging to her necklace. To right, Andrew Bartkowskl, a paraplegic veteran of Vietnam, and his wife get their baby at the SeaTac Airport in Seattle. Lower left, Carole Sheridan holds her new son as he arrives at New York City. Lower right, none other than the president of the United States getting into the act, holding one of the babies at the San Francisco airport. UPI Telephotos Viet Orphan Babies Claimed Across Nation NEW YORK (UPI) - Sixty- five Vietnamese orphans, ranging in age from 4 months to 10 years, arrived at Kennedy Airport Sunday night on the last leg of a 40-hour flight from Saigon with stops at Guam, Honolulu, Seattle and Chicago. Flight crewmen, nurses, two doctors and volunteers from the Holt Adoption Agency carried the children from the plane to meet their adoptive parents, filing through a smiling, applauding throng. "We wanted a child and we felt badly about the loss of life in Vietnam, so we combined the two and adopted Christopher," said Maria Nakian of Stamford, Conn. Mrs. Nakian and her husband, Paul, a lawyer, proudly displayed 16-month-old Pham Ngoc Chau, who will be called Christopher Paul Chau, to their two daughters, Sarah, 9, and Elizabeth, 6. As Mr. and Mrs. John Kollar of DODOS Ferry, N.Y., carried out 16-month old Nguyen Tan Hung, he was greeted by his new siblings, Suk Hee, 5, and Adam, 2, both former Korean orphans. United States from war-torn Vietnam were being cuddled, fed and played with on clean white mattresses spread wall-to-wall across the cement floor of a converted Army truck garage. Jeff Zurinskas, 19, a military policeman at the 6th Army Headquarters here, tickled a 2- year-old boy whose adopted name is Robert Frost. "This guy loves cameras," he said. As if on cue, the youngster turned and smiled coyly at eager photographers. Then he turned and cuddled up next to Zurinskas. The young MP had been in with Robert all day and said he and the baby had developed quite a friendship. Robert knows how to say "hi" in English and shows a preference for Coke, baloney sandwiches and green Jello. "He even knows how to blow his own nose," Zurinskas said proudly. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) From above, it looked like a giant playpen. Nearly 300 babies flown to the CHICAGO (UPI) - "If they tell me it isn't mine, I won't give it back," Corrin Cummings of Laporte, Ind., said as she quickly clutched her new child —a 15- month-old Vietnamese girl she and her husband will name Kimberly. Nervous new parents, arms filled with gifts, baby diapers and bottles, at first said little at O'Hare International Airport as they waited for their names to be called to receive adopted children 1 from among 75 Vietnamese orphans who flew to the nation's midsection Sunday. But once they were called forward to meet the new addition to their household, they reacted similarly to Mrs. Cummings. Gretchen Roche of Elgin, 111., broke down in tears twice. First she was told the baby she and her husband, Michael, had adopted was not on the plane. Two hours later, the tears flowed again when the Roches spotted the child's nametag while a stewardess carried her into the terminal. BOSTON (UPI) -"I'm going to be a father once again," actor Yul Brynner said today upon learning that his adopted Vietnamese child was in San Francisco. Chuckling and not even trying to conceal his glee, Brynner said, "My wife Jacqueline and I have been up half the night. With each telephone call, we're holding our breaths. "We know our little daughter is in San Francisco because all of the children in the whole orphanage I've been working with arrived there yesterday. We're overjoyed! We're very happy, "he said. Brynner said there has been some difficulty getting the right child with the right name. SAIGON (UPI) - There were 18,000 refugees aboard the cargo ship, enough to populate a small city. Many hadn't eaten or drunk in days. Desparate mothers tried to give their starving babies away in hopes someone would care for them. Lyndsey Davis, a former U.S. Army sergeant, spent four days aboard the ship Trans Colorado during its recent rescue operation. He said mothers "by the hundreds" tried to give their infants away. "They didn't want to part with their children," Davis said. "It Complex Oil Meet Underway PARIS (UPI) - Oil producers and consumers coonfrohted each other today to tackle the complex problem of a world oil price that would be fair to everybody. Louis Guiringaud, France's permanent United Nations representative, opened the meeting with a call to all sides to let bygones be bygones, but there were fears the historic meeting may prove to be a historic flop. "Our endeavor would not succeed were it to waste time in futile disputes over the origins of the present disarray," Guiringaud said in a prepared statement. "The question is not to put the blame on one or the other, it is much rather to demonstrate that we are aware of our collective responsibility, as already felt by world opinion." But the corridors buzzed with reports of persisting deep disagreement between Algeria, which wants the main conference agenda to include all raw materials, ancfthe United States and France, which seek to restrict it to oil only. If the disagreement persists, the meeting is likely to end in failure. The conference, officially billed as the preparatory meeting for the international energy conference, opened at ll:30a.m. (6:30a.m.EDT) atthe' International Conference Center near the Arch of Triumph. Delegates from 18 countries will have to decide on both the agenda and the invitation list for a major international oil conference scheduled for later this year. was sheer desperation. They couldn't even feed themselves. How could they care for the children?" Davis also said babies were bom, lived briefly and died on the Trans Colorado, which carried refugees —most of them soldiers -fleeing Quang Tri, Hue andDaNang. The ship took the passengers to Nha Trang, Cam Ranh Bay and Vung Tau. "I spent 22 years in the Army, fought in two wars, Korea and Vietnam, and I have never seen suffering like the suffering I saw on that ship and among the refugees in some of the places we stopped," Da vis said. "The refugees fought for just a drink of water. The crew dug into its limited provisions and cooked up 600 liters of rice soup, using hamburger and other meat and vegetables. They were almost mobbed when they tried to serve it." When refugees arrived in Cam Ranh Bay, Davis said, "there wasn't anything for them, not even a piece of bread or a drink of water." He said the 37-man crew of the ship "performed magnificently." "They just performed miracles. They didn't even stop to eat. Even when they grabbed a sandwich from the ship's mess, most of the crewmen just gave the sandwiches to some of the refugees, many of whom had nothing to eat for days.." Using its salt water conversion facilities, the ship produced more than 1 million gallons of water for the refugees, many of whom had gone without food or water for several days before being picked up by the ship. Davis was on the Trans Colorado looking for his wife and child, who were in Da Nang when that city fell to the Communists. ORGANS OFF EASTER SPECIAL Kirch 24 to April 24 DUNKLEY MUSIC 37* W. 12th IL, Provo 377-8409 I -v.*' •i m ^m HVi^B GETTING CLOSER! OUR MILLIONTH PRESCRIPTION IS ONLY WEEKS AWAY (We've Now Reached 999,000) HELP US CELEBRATE! To The Person Receiving The Millionth Prescription! 19' Zenith TELEVISION -PLUS- At the time our millionth is reached we will have a GRAND DRAWING for a $100; two $50; and four $25 MERCHANDISE CERTIFICATES! Weekly Drawing Each Saturday up to the final drawing we will hold a special drawing for a MERCHANDISE CERTIFICATE Plus many other gifts such as men's and ladies' razors, crock pots, etc. all to be ( given away. 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