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w IJTihFNEWS Meines Sunday Register May 10, 1970 f Singer Hurt • Rock StffgeF tttlte Richard broke Ws wrist and five of his fans were injured slightly when a temporary *tage collapsed dwlflt a totr?; .;tfert at Auditorium , Los Angeles. Officers Said the stage collapsed fchen about $ persons crowded 6ntd .it to get closer to the vocalist, who was singing and «GE Claims Charges LltTLE RICHARD SPACE*** Cfrttinued from Page One to guard against wrongdoing and root out conflicts-of-ifttefes't within the administration. Mollenhoff had "no comment" about any possible tWiife ttbuse probe. Paine lias respotfded^to the criticism by also asking GAO to review the NASA procedures' and final decision in th6 matter. The NASA contract is for two experimental , communications satellites, which will be bigger dancing atop a piano. About 60 ^ K . , fu pgrsoniat the concert were ar- and much more P° wrful than rested on drug charges and 10 were taken into custody on any previously. They are to be used to beam educational tele- charges of being drunk in a j vision to underdeveloped coun- public place. Kiss of Peace • The head of the Armenian ^_Chucch-and-Eope-I?aul-Satur-4er in 1978: day symbolically healed 14 centuries of enmity between their churches with a kiss of peace in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. His Holiness Vasken I, first such Armenian patriarch tries, to aid airplane and ship navigation, and to perform various scientificJasks. One is to b'e launched in 1973, the oth- Once a 98-lb. to ever visit the Vatican, sat! 'ites. side by side with the pontiff on thrones in front of the altar of The satellite is known as the ATS (Applications. Technology Satellite), and the winner of this first contract is regarded as having a head start in-winning future contracts for-com- mereial communications satel- Lists Complaints -time the Sistine Chapel for a joint 98>pMnd weakling who developed himself Into a muscle man, right, tl shown on the beach at Palm Beach, Fla., as he nears his Mventy-elghth birthday. Atlas, who claims nobody kicks sand ta his face to this day, adds: "Every morning I do 50 knee the Armenians refused to ac- bends, 1M iltaps and between 200 and 300- pushups— 50 at a time." prayer service. The two churches separated in 596 when ce P l the Catholic doctrine of River Trip Sees Failure y of the Interior Walter J. Hickel, along with entertainers Arthur Godfrey and Burl Ives, plans to tour the untamed Snake River of Idaho and Ore- -g o n by boat May 23-25. Focal point of the -trip will be the Hells Canyon area, last re- -m-a-4-n-J-n-g-un— developed sec- "tion of the river. Hickel is on record as opposed to a dam at Hells Canyon. WALTER J. HICKEL Resigns • U.S. Atty. Stephen H. Sachs, who obtained indictments against a congressman and a former U.S. senator, has announced his resignation in Baltimore. Sachs, 36, chief government prosecutor for the Maryland district since his appointment three years ago by President Johnson, will return to private law practice. Sachs was instrumental in obtaining indictments against Representative John Dowdy (Dem., Tex.) in connection with an alleged bribery scheme, and against former Senator Daniel B. Brewster (Dem., Md.) on charges of receiving money to influence his vote on postal rates. Sentenced • A Rome, Italy, court has sentenced to jail a former medical student who successfully .flp^tBL : ^HinoF€ vtftan, 1,000 patients before it was discovered he never got a degree or ever studied surgery. Dario Martini, 32, had won praise from his superiors at the hospital in nearby_Pa]estrina, and had published three papers on cancer of the thyroid. * Lawrence F. O'Brien, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said in Milwaukee that the expansion of the war into Ca mbod ia marks the failure of President Nixon's , policy of Viet- n a m i z at ion. O'Brien said -Nixon^s—co ments on the war in his Friday night news conference proved his ineffectiveness as a leader. "Given an opportunity to reach the hearts of the American people, Mr. Nixon chose to fall back on lame military arguments and political rationalizations," he said. the two natures of Christ as both man and God. Special Olympics • About 800 retarded youngsters turned out Saturday to participate in Long Island's .first Special Olympics, presided over by •Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy. Mrs. Kennedy represented the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation, which in 1968 inaugurated the LAWRENCE P. O'BRIEN Ban Departure • The public" prosecutor ,of Piraeus, Greece, asked security police to prevent Greek ship- p i n g magnate S t a v r o s Niarchos from leaving the country pend- t n g an i n- vestigation into the death last week of his wife, Eugenie. Mrs. Niarchos, 42, was found dead in the early hours of Monday in the : vi|la,. K on .Niarchos; ^privately owned isle of Spetsopoula. Reliable sources said the autopsy report state d that Mrs Niarchos had received an excessive dose of barbiturates and also bore injuries in the neck and abdomen. STAVROS NIARCHOS games. Last ETHEL year 50,000 KENNEDY youngsters across . the nation participated in regional meets. This year, twice as many will have competed before the 1970 international games are held in August. Market Carnival • Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth n, opened the carnival celebrating the 300th anniversary of Covent Garden, London's_ ancient fruit, flower and vegetable market, by pressing a button which set off a charge blasting the last buildings at Nine Elms PRINCI across the PHILIP' Thames River to make room for a new, automated market by 1973. Some 50,000 Londoners and visitors crammed into the 6 %-acre cabbage patch to dance, eat and drink oceans of beer. NASA first awarded feasibility contracts for development of the ATS .back in 1966. Studies, preparation of plans and cost estimates led up to Paine's decision Apr. 8 to give the work to GE. . In 1iis formal protest letter to GAO two days later, John F. Dealy, general counsel for Fairchild Killer, complained that: SERVING IOWA FOR 22 YEARSI BONDED & INSURED CAR AGES 28 Styltf TP Choose From ALSO COMPLETE HOME REMODELING — 11 FREE ESTIMATES Open Sunday 12 Noon—5 P.M. • GARAGES ALL TYPES ROOM ADDITIONS MI0IN0 • KEMPER KITCHENS • COMPLETE REMODELING ALL TYPES STOP OUT AMD SEE ALL THESE ON DISPLAY !OWA'M.AR6E$T HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTER 14 Mr. Antw*!ng Phone Collect " flBUMP" *f •" -|P-^^—^^FHBS! FHA Financing AvaiUbU 24 hr. Answering Service - -'- ----- Hatficing Av«U«bte - - '-' i"***- MAIL COUPON TODAY NO OBLIGATION —• IDEAL CONSTRUCTION CO. 7031 W«»t Uni*»r»tty, P.O. 8o» 1017 J «m int*r«t««l in , low« 503 II g -~ All Typw All Typ«i — - .PHONE NASA permitted GE to submit its final proposal a week late, despite the agency's refusal to give Fairchild Hiller a requested two-day extension. The wide distribution of the Fairchild Hiller bid to NASA technical personnel made it possible for GE to learn Fairchild Hiller's price. Following preliminary submissions, GE made technical changes in its final proposal, despite NASA's instructions to. both competitors to limit their changes to cost figures. That prior to the final submission, and during the many evaluation discussions, technical breakthroughs developed by Fairchild Hiller eventually showed up in GE's design, thereby destroying the competitive process. That Fairchild Hiller, all through the process, had the better product, both technically and in price, but that GE, through some accounting .! —- 1 juggling, ended up submitting a bid that appears' to be about 1 per cent lower than Fairchild's but actually will wind up costing the government more. Fairchild Hiller's president, Edward G. Uhl, detailed the company's complaints even more in a lengthy letter of pro- .est to Paine. He acknowledged that /'we lave no evidence that specific echnical points in Fairchild's lesign have * been given by .NASA personnel to General I Electric" but went on to point Remarkable Remarks - * Mrs. Richard Nlxofl, in g Mother's Day message, called the role of motherhood an honofable carfeef. She said: "Mother's Day i* set aside to pay* rhfcty deserved trib- **•• nte and to express gratitude for the contributions mothers 'make. Their greatest-rewards and satisfactions, however, are those reflected daily in tfie Happiness and successes ttf their children." ' ,:V, • President Nixon's Director' of' Gommunica« tions Herbert klein t doting the taping of the ABC-TV "Dick Cavett Show," said/ v "We all olghl ^IToT1iri6. calm down. Those of us in the government and . . .the students." • United Auto Workers Union president Walter P. Reuther, on behalf of the UAW, protested American action in Southeast Asia in a telegram to President Nixon. The telegram said, in part: "You pledged to bring America together, but by your action you have driven the wedge of division deeper, and you have dangerously alienated millions of young Americans," » — X*"** £»««»• ^*\S11 LUJIIO Cl \~ir-*f*fmt j -tviHIIU^f TJ V>X1 OGliM t highet-cqsLper-4nan-hour-ligarfr —He-said-the-amendment T out what he said were some "strange coincidences." Favors Big. Company For example, he said, Fairchild proposed to make a crucial truss out of plastic and graphite, since a metal truss would become deformed in the intense sunlight of outer space. This design was explained by Fairchild officials to NASA personnel at an oral evaluation session. The next day, NASA held similar oral sessions with GE officials. The following day, GE contacted Hercules Powder Co. tried to submit also charge that the NASA evaluation team was biased because of their previous close connections with Hughes Aircraft Co., a GE subcontractor on the ATS. The award to GE was proudly announced early in the day on Apr. 8 by Senator Hugh Scott (Rep., Pa.), who is the Republican Leader in the Senate. GE's space center is located at Valley Forge, Pa. Scott said the contract would provide work for 600 additional people and avert a threatened shutdown of the facility. order for plans for a-similar truss. Hercules, the same com- panyvwhich was designing the truss for Fairchild, refused GE arid told Fairchild officials of the incident. Similar incidents occured on the telemetry command system and the "feed" mechanism which aims the electronic signals toward earth, Uhl said^-In each case, he contended^ • GE learned of Fairchild's superior design and changed its own. Such a situation "cannot but harm the technically innovative competitor and assist the less responsive one," Uhi contended. It also favors the big company (GE), because if the technical and cost aspects of the bidding become "equalized" in this way so that the proposals end up being nearly Identical, the large company 1 always -will be chosen on the basis of its experience and size, he asserted. Othe/- Fairchild with too few men to do the job. Also, Fairchild says GE was able to make its final bid appear lower by doing some fancy and distorted juggling of figures related to the cost of the facility where the work will be done. Scott's announcement several hours before NASA dls* closed its decision. Scott said his advance information came from "White House sources," which has raised the possibility .of someone at the White House being involved in sion. Denies Charges Paine refuses to comment on the controversy, saying that it is now in GAO's NASA spokesman insisted, how- both , child were rated on an objective scale, covering many facets of the proposal, and that GE came out ahead. Daniel J. Fink, vice-president and general manager of the GE facility at Valley Forge, told The Register in a telephone interview that "the charges are totally unfounded." He acknowledged that GE made changes in its design dur- /ng the long preparation and evaluation process, but said that is part of NASA's proce- spokeamen dure for trying to'insure a good protJtfct. tyj defiled that GE took^ny Falrchild ideas, Among the congressmen wto 7 have protested . foASA's action are Senator Cfcaflw Mathlas (Rep., Md.), , Representative Gilbert Glide (Rep., Md.), Morton, add tative Clark MflcGrSgor (Rep., Minn.). MacGregor became interested becduse ( in Minneapolis \is one of child's subcontractors. The. cost factors will be one of the most difficult things to evaluate, a GAO spokesman said, because there is no fixed price on the contract. It is a "cost reimbursable' contract with various percentage fees for performance of the work; tually do the work cheaper, and says GE's proposal contains a EXPORTS INCREASE RIO DE JANEIRO,.BRAZIL (AP) — Brazilian exports increased 17.5 per cent in the first three months of this year over the same quarter of 1969. SetT V Appeal GeWge McGovwn ., S.D.) will, go oft prinw time network television next Tuesday to jppeai id* public s u-p port of a noftpartisan amendment that would cut off alt funds lor the Indochina war by June, an aide said Saturdayi Gordon Weil, pr£ss secretary to McGovero, said the 30-mifiF" ute program would be aired at 6:30 p.m. (Wai time) oft NBC- TV, which sold the time to McGovern backers for $70,000. The money was raised through contributions and loans, Weil said. ' " • , Appearing with McGovern will be senators Mark Hatfield (Rep., Ore.), Charles Goodell Fail-child contends It willnje- 4Kep., N.Y.), Harold Hughes (Dem., la.) and Frank .Church (Dem., Idaho), Weil said. sponsored by Hatfield and 19 other senators, was expected to be attached t<Tleg1tlatlon in.the Senate and put to a vote sometime during the week of May 18. TALKS ON INDOCHINA MOSCOW, RUSSIA (REUTERS) - Le Duan, first secretary of North Vietnam's Communist Party, left for home Saturday after talks with Soviet leaders on the Indochina situation. GLASS ENCLOSED ON ALL MDES Are you __.S1NQLE VISION GLASSES ONE LOW PRICE Capitol 'OPTICAL ONE HMO* GIASSES INCLUDE: • • 8INQLEVI8IOH CLEAR OR TINTED LENSES • YOU* CHOICE OF ANY FRAME I* OUR LARGE NVENrtflrCREDIT AVAILABLEl OFFICES THROyOHOUT IOWA & locu$t 411 6th Ave. DAVENFQRT Dowwown 216 Wat 2nj St. COUNCIL. 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