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-£; -i. Midwest Vacation 12 Ways To Beat • ; .--'•* • . • -& .'-•-• '•' — . • FULL wo Mothers Who On* Ldeal Ntwt ittitef THE WEAtHEST Partly : cloudy today through Menaayr-Higli loday Tear 70. Coblef tonight with a low near 50. High Monday in the lower 70s. Sunrise 6:01, sunset 8:22. Weather details on Page 9-G. uULUrv f*ULl FULk UUUJK The Newspaper Iowa Depends Upon PRICE 35c Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday Morning, May 10, 1970—114'•"Page's—11 Sections General News Section QUERY NASA HEAD'S ROLE MGE AWARD Probe $50-Million Contract By James 'RUser (01 The Register** Washington Bureau) WASHINGTON, D.C. - A full-scale investigation is under MAYBE IT WILL TAKE TWO YEARS FOR THE NEW LONG SKIRTS TO GET HERE/ trouble for Dr. Thomas 0. Paine, the head of the National Aeronautics and Space Ad- minstration (NASA). At issue is a $50-million communications satellite contract awarded last month to General Electric Co. by Paine, a GE scientist-executive for 19 years before joining NASA in 1968., The unsuccessful bidder, Fairchild Hiller Corporation, has lodged an official protest, charging VNASA with showing favoritism, with leaking information to GE about Fairchild Killer's 1 orginaliy superior <T sip for the satellite, and with not choosing the lowest bidder. " . Ask Review The General Accounting Office (GAO) has assigned a team of auditors and lawyers to investigate. In addition, the White House has been made aware of Paine's possible conflict-of-interest, which, if substantiated, could put his job in jeopardy. A number of congressmen from Maryland, where Fairchild Hiller is located, have demanded a full r_evieW; .of NASA's contract procedures and have asked Paine not to sign the .final contract papers with GE. One of them — Republican Representative Rogers C. B. Morton, who also is GOP national chairman — has asked Clark Mollenhoff, special counsel to the President, to investigate. Mollenhoff was formerly a member of The Register's Washington . Bureau. ' ••' One of Mollenhoff's duties-is SPACE Please turn to Page Two UNION CHIEF REU1HER IN Rise and Fall Of Jet Set Tycoon PLANE CRASH All on Craft Reported Killed PELLSTON, MICH. (AP) A small jet plane chartered by United Auto Workers Union crashed Saturday night in fog near Pellston, and [ispatcher tor the charter plane service said in Detroit that United Auto Workers President Walter P^ Reuther was onboard. Pellston airport manager Clarence Tatro said all six persons aboard the Lear Jet plane had been killed, when the plane crashed l l k miles from the airport in this northern Lower Michigan community. Larry Hopkins; midnight dispatcher-—at ^B which routes planes at Detroi Metropolitan - Airport, said. tha Reuther and- hi? boarded the plane. wife : had The Year Of Locust EVERY SEVENTEEN years they appear — perhaps-in- eluding western Iowa, This is the year, Otto Knauth reports on Page 1 of the Third News Section. Adult Crossword 11TV IT 2G 57 Pet. Supports Nixon 'It Cambodia Plan Works' By George Gallup PRINCETON, N.J.-A majority of Americans, 57 per cent, gave President Nixon a vote of confidence for his handling of the presidency » a purvey conducted imiriedjately following his Apr. 30 speech in which he announced his~ decision to send U.S. troops into Cambodia. . . " ' —However, views indicate-this level of confidence could fade if the action in Cambodia'Jails to achieve the • V'i President's an- ~~ m ~ m> ~~" nounced objec- ive of Viet- ammng the ar-and step- ing up the rate of U.S. troop withdrawals. Tn a «nrypy. INVESTIGATED NEW 'GENETIC MEDICINE 1 ERA Before You Buy Briefly Ads .. weekend, 57 per cent of persons interviewed said they approved he way Mr. Nixon 'was handling his job, 31 per 1 cent dis* pproved, and 12 per cent did not express an opinion. These-fladings arc Commercial News 3F Editorials T Section Gardens 101 Market News 7L Open Forum, Books T Section Radio Schedules 11TV Theaters 8G Travel, Resorts 9L Visual Arts, Music 2L Weather, Oa/J Record ..,: 96 Your Sunday Register today consists of njae* regular sections: Three news sections, Peach Sports, Home and Family, Farm, Picture Magazine, Iowa TV Magazine and Comics, plus special Midwest vacation guide. FLYING LOW MARTKrNY, CAP) - reppr swallows migrating northward have been flying through the four-mile Grand St. Beruar Road iujanel from Italy toi "Swi zerland rather than flying over the 8,00(Woot Alpine heights. GALLUP POLL Following is' the question isked in .the survey to measure hj» President's popularity,' and he trend since January. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Nixon is handling his job as President? The following table gives the atest results and the trenc since tha beginning of the cur- he same as those recorded in a survey two weeks 56 per cent expressed approval, and represent a 4-point gain rom the President's low point ,o date of 53 per cent approval, recorded in late March. The public traditionally rallies around the President immediately following a major foreign policy decision. However, Mr. Nixon's vote this time is less impressive than that registered immediately fol Ipwing his major Nov. 3 speech in which he spelled out his plan of withdrawing troops and turn ing the toting over to th South Vietnamese. -THE-QUESTION ent year; An- Disap- No prove prove Opin. LATEST 57 31 12 Apr, 17-19 56 31 13 IfK.IHK.f.-B 30 17 Feb. Z8-Mar. 2 56 27 17 Jan. 30-Feb. 2 66 23_ KENT, OHIO (AP) - An Akron doctor who is experienced in treating gunshot wounds said Saturday that a Kent State University-student he treated was not shot by a mjjitary ^ or_po* lice'weaponT Four students were killed Monday .and nine wounded when National Guardsmen opened fire •• during . a confrontation with anti-war protesters. The university has been closed for the remainder of the "spring quarter. PJastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph W. Ewing, a- plas- By John Osmundsen © The Washington Post WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, the field of molecular biology — which has won six Nobel prizes for 17 scientists since 1958 — entered a new phase that promises the firsl -ppaeiicsl meaning'for man. The new phase, which mighl be termed "genetic medicine,' opens whole new approaches to understanding and combating human genetic diseases. Blood Diseases These hereditary affliction range from diabetes and schiz ophrenia to cystic fibrosis sickle-cell anemia and a host o other blood diseases, severa muscular dystrophies and som forms of deafness and blind ness. As yet incurable, thes , Joy Jonathan t. Randal © The Washington Post GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Bernard Cornfeld, who built a mutual fund empire by selling a "piece of capitalism" to the world's litle guys, was ousted Saturday as chairman of Investors Overseas Services, the troubled company he founded on a shoe- tring 14 years ago. The board room revolution, epriving the 42-year-old one- me Brooklyn social worker of nquestioned control of IOS," o o k place early Saturday morning at the end of a 12-hour ession of the now week-old crisis-meeting: — Left undecided was the board's choice between rival takeover bids for the 'Company's $2 billion in assets. In the major running were King Resources Co. of Denver — the leading contender backed by the fast-growing Continental Illinois and Trust Co. — and; an unnamed European group believed. headed iby U}« British branch of fttw ~ •"'-* child banking dynasty. '• An IOS communique, the first since the, 23-man board, began meeting at tfte nineteenth century Bella Vista Villa along Lake Geneva, officially said Cornfeld "resigned" as chairman and chief -executive officer.; President, too Similar wording was' used to describe the ouster of president Idward M-. Cowett, at 40 a seven-year IOS veteran and long tyled as the genius behind the now criticized intricate corporate structure. His disappointing management performance as chief operating officer was blamed for he company's first operating oss --*aunng the first quarter of this year — and prospects of wh " hiiH«>t tic woiinds while with the 109th Evacuation Hospital in .Europe in'-World War II, said that Donald MacKenzie, 20, of Richboro, Pa., was shot in the back of the neck within an inch of the spinal cord by a small caliber bullet that came out his jaw and Jan. 16-19 . 63 23 ,14 Jan. 2-5 61 22 17 ©American Institute o( Public Opinion ing, but his handling of the situation in'Southeast Asia is clearly the main'one. Ending the fighting in that area and bringing troops home have long been GAJUt-UP- Please turn to Page Three cheek. MacKenzie was discharged from Akron St. Thomas Hospital Friday. Ewing said the bullet shattered the jaw and left a hole' about the size of a nickel in MacKenzie's cheek. Ewing.. said the struck MacKenzie bullet that was steel- disorders are absorbing a grow ing proportion of the "country medical budget and health fa cilities and services. " L.ast week's reports of ad vances in molecular biologj open new lines of attack, no only on genetic diseases bu probably on viral diseases, can cer andi agmg as well, and o such basic biological problems as organic evolution and cellu lar differentiation. Up to now, advances in the study of life at its most fundamental — molecular — level have come from research on viruses, and cells of other micro-organisms, such as bacteria and yeast. Strictly speaking, this work pertains only to that lowly level of life. - Last week, however, research findings that involve basic genetic mechanisms in cells of the highest forms of life — the] ONLY A FEW INCIDENTS IN Bernard Cornfeld' Began in 1956 only marginal profits this year, well below his reiterated assurances of $20 million in net earnings. "Both had become than assets," "Liabilities" Cornfeld and Cowett liabilities rather one insider sale in commenting on then* tarnished reputations as flamboy ant super salesman and corpo rate operator, respectively. Cornfeld, now a bearded own er of two chateaux who dressec in modish Guy.Laroche suits began his meteoric climb to je set fixture as a mediocre mu tual fund, salesman vacationing in France in 1956. Hitting on the idea of signing up American GIs, he adver Used in typically puckish style in the,Paris Herald-Tribune for "salesmen with a sense o humor." Half uplift, hall adventure, his infectious-sales pitch inspired hundreds of salesmen wbo were the big beneficiaries of a generous-sewiee- off clients' charge creamed Investments. Cornfeld moved the operation lo Geneva when the French be jan questioning his activities. Huch of the early success of OS was based on aggressive salesmen working in countries whose citizens were frequently eeking to place their money in a safe place — abroad. A Compromise Such practices brought him into conflict in the early 1960s with the Securities and ' Exchange Commission which wanted to know the identity of 10S investors. But in a compromise settlement Corn- eld sold off his sizable Amerl can holdings and agreed not to sell to U.S. citizens. Thus the first offshore operation was born and Cornfeld turned to the increasingly rich European markets. The oldline European] banking establishment, which traditionally had little'use for the small investors, never forgave Cornfeld for tapping this market; so successfully. »•-!- Cqrnfeld's consecration — on his terms, miniskirted secretaries, horses, private planes, notwithstanding — came last year when, the French branch "of the Rothschild bank deigned to join forces'with IDS in launching a French mutual fund. i Personal Shares Despite their fall, both Corn- €owett remained WAR PROTEST Crowd of 75,000 to 100,000 ! rom The Riqltter't, Washington Buriau WASHINGTON, D.C. -Nearly 100,000 young, angry, but peaceful Americans descended in the nation's capital Saturday and shouted their anti-war protest at President Nixon's back door. . • . S p r a w 1 e d on the Ellipse directly behind the White House ' and spilling over onto the Washington Monument grounds, they cheered speakers who condemned the U.S. for, going into .Cambodia .and demanded an immediate end toHlre. Southeast Asia war. .> 7 "Peace now,"- and 1 ' '•Dntojir Nixon," they "cried nriinison. The President, who jwd made a secret trip before dawn to the Lincoln Memorial to visit with some of the -young- protesters,, was inside the barricaded executive mansion during the afternoon rally but within easy hear- 'ng distance of the throng. The size of the crowd, conservatively estimated at 75,000 but believed by many to be considerably higher, was startling because of the near spontaneity with which the whole affair developed. Planning began only after Mr* NixonT Cambodia-"speech of 10 days ago, and became really serious only last Tuesday after the slaying of four Kent State University students during an anti-war demonstration on their Ohio campus. Little Violence Despite the hastiness of the arrangements and the intense feelings of many of the participants, there was almost no violence through the long afternoon. It was a. sunny, intensely hot' day ; in 'Washington, and some demonstrators collapsed in the heat. Others shed their clothes and plunged into the nearby reflecting pogl that stretches'b> feld and Cowett remained, as members of the board, a concession allowing them to keep TYCOON- Please turn to Page Six tween 'the jnent and Washington Month the Lincoln Me- Please turn to Page Four KErTrtWE ByNickKotz (Of The Register's Washington Bureau) Pofomac KM. U. •. P*t. Off. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Cambodians are upset over the first U.S. shipment of small arms, they received. They claim the small arms don't match their small legs. in India: Must Have' At that time. President Nixon registered a J^poini gain in his NEW DELHI, INDIA (REUTERS) - Legislators and de- jacketed ana 1 nmexplosive. N ° steel fragments-were left in the student's face, he said. Not Explosive "If it had not been steel-jacketed, it would have shattered when it hit bis-jaw'bone," Ewing said. "An explosive bullet would have killed the student." 'A military weapon would man — team of fense experts ended a seminart* av€b ^ w «- his head apart," he. approval fating — from witll per cent to 68 per cent. on nuclear policy Saturday maintained. were' the marshals of the. New Mobilization against the War in Vietnam—the New Mobe,. ~A few hundred hardened, alienated, mean revolutionary -ypuths tried—to- provoke vir> lence, to make tnt police into ^ ipigs, to prove that the Ameri- Latest Wall Street horror story. The broker who sat and lean system of free speech and appears in the journal of biolog-| wa tched his blue chip stocks turn tattletale gray before his ! justice is indeed dead. They mammals, including were reported by a scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at a meeting of the American : Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 'Atlantic City, N.J., and in the British scientific journal. Nature. A third report i The congressman who introduced a declaration of war against Hanoi was hampered by inept staff work. Nobody could even find out when the day of infamy was. Things in Indochina are getting confused. First, we decided to withdraw in order to win. Now we're invading in order to withdraw. dreds of anti-war protesters who served as marshals Saturday preserved peace with pa-" tience, courage NEWS "These ical chemistry (JBC). , The reports were focused on| two major accomplishments: "I can't tell'; you what the boy that have been the object of I ie general conclusion that| was shot by,'but it was not by literally hundreds of man-years: can and must make theja military or gpUce weapon. j of effort in laboratories around jjijomie bjojmb. Spokesmen said ."Those are too big to havej Maoy factors are involved in I that/'going nuclear" was scien- lelt that small a hole in his j DISEASE — the Presjdent's-popularity rat- 1 tificaUy feasible. " iface." 1 Please turn to Page Seven very eyes. Air pollution in Washington is becoming wonse, but Congress refuses to take the obvious first step and limit debate. Golda Meir warns Soviet pilots not to fly over Israeli territory ... and she'won't take nyet for an answer. —Harry Turner i failed- The crucial period began shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday as tens of thousands of young, middle-aged; and a few older Americans listened to David MARSHALS — Please turn to Page Nfee

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