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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sat.. April 27. 1974 Tough Guys'.- Good Did 'Anti-Matter' Blast Siberia? as. Aufo Plants Music Is High Point "Three Tough Guys" with Isaac Hayes and Fred William- ion. A Dino Di Lourenliis production by Paramount Pictures. At the Paramount theater. Hollywood rating.- PG parental guidance suggested. By Doc Halliday "Three Tough Guys" gives us some rather good music by Isaac Hayes, some fetching shots of the Chicago skyline and very little else. Producer Dino Di Laurentiis took the ever popular black exploitation flick and blaxed a new trail by throwing in an Italian-American priest. The result could be called the "Spaghetto It starts as the priest (Lino Ventura) begins looking into the murder of one of his parishioners, an insurance investigator who was probing a million-dollar bank robbery. Good Father When the good father isn't roughing up his young parishioners for using drugs he is slapping his assistant around for drinking on the job. He may seem to be the type of priest who would drive millions into the arms of Buddhism, but his heart is in the right place. He soon meets Lee Stevens (Isaac Hayes) who is also investigating the robbery. Together the two go through a bewildering maze of circum- stances until they finally find out who was behind the rob- bery. Then, they go after Brother Snake (Fred William- son) who is the tough guy who ended up with the money. All this nonsense, which is meant to pass for plot, is punctuated by a seemingly endless string of fist fights and gun battles. The audience is spared the obligatory chase scene, however, perhaps due to the fuel shortage. Good From Bad Years ago, it was simple to tell the good guys from the bad guys in movies: The good guys wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats. One must look closer today: Both good guys and bad guys beat up women but the good guys do it only because the women deserve it and their beatings don't leave bruises. Fred Williamson gives the movie's best performance which may give you an idea about how bad the rest of the acting is. Ventura's perfor- mance consists mainly of making faces like an Italian patriarch. Hayes probably would have come out better if he had sung his lines. By Frank Carey At that time Sinha, of the from other scientists. WASHINGTON (AP) A Institute of Science and According to Sinha, the anti- physicist Canadian physicist has theorized that the Soviet Union was struck in 1908 by a so- called "Jugmon Bomb" made up of particles of anti-matter traveling faster than the speed of light and originating from a galaxy far beyond the Milky Wav. Mathematics, Guelph, Ontario, theorized that: Somewhere in the universe there's a great anti-galaxy made up of particles called Jugmons that travel faster than the speed of light, seemingly in violation of Eins- tein's special theory of rela- Dr. B. B. Sinha told the tivity- American Physical Society But Sinha said that, instead that such a celestial missile of challenging Einstein's tiny in size but packing the wallop of a small atomic bomb could have been responsible for "the mysterious destruc- tion of Russia's Siberian forests in 1908." The reference was to the known devastation of a den- sely-forested region of north- central Siberia some 60 miles in diameter that oc- curred June 30, 1908, presumably as a result of the impact of some kind of fireball from space. A roaring sound was heard for 400 miles around. views, his own theory extends them so as to include something vastly different from "the ordinary matter of our world" and the known galaxies of the universe. In the year since he proposed the concept there have been no open approvals, or challenges. Expands Theory Scientists have long ascribed the disaster to a meteorite, or possibly even a comet, but Sinha is the first to suggest a faster-than-light object and one from outside our galaxy. His concept marked an ex- pansion of a theory he offered to the same scientific society just a year ago. Stennis Attacker Receives Vacation WASHINGTON (AP) A man serving a prison sentence in the shooting and robbery of Sen. John. Stennis (D-Miss.) had a little vacation from prison life until officials realized he'd been freed ac- cidentally. John Marshall, 24, was in court Monday and had three other charges dismissed in connection with the shooting of Stennis in January, 1973. After his court appearance Marshall went free, and one official said the dismissal of the charges apparently was misinterpret- ed. FBI agents picked up Marshall at his home about 24 hours later. "All Speculation" LONDON (AP) The British defense ministry termed press reports that it was planning to withdraw troops from Malta, Cyprus and Singapore as "entirely speculative." Theater Times for Saturday COMMUNITY THEATER "The Tempest" 8. PARAMOUNT "Three Tough Guys" 6, IOWA "The Great Gatsby" WORLD "The Sting" shorts TIMES "Breezy" shorts PLAZA "Alice in Won- derland" 2, STAGE 1 "American Graffiti" STAGE 2 "The Spikes Gang" EASTOWN 1 "The Exor- cist" 6, EASTOWN 2 "The Exor- cist" 5, MARION Features at 11, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. COLLINS "Arnold" "The Vault of Horror" "The House That Dripped Blood" TWIXT TOWN "Manhandlers" "The Arousers" "The Big Bust Out" TWIN WEST "Dillinger" "The Godfather" mass or Jugmon particles would behave just the opposite of the ordinary mass particles of the known galaxies, in that they would constantly be an- nihilating one another and then be restored by others. And, if they struck ordinary matter they would certainly destroy it, he suggested. Less Than Ounce In his latest offering, the Canadian proposed that a small quantity of such par- ticles less than an ounce might have escaped from their anti-galaxy home and started gunning toward the solar sys- tem and, ultimately, the Siberian forests. The object's speed, he said. "would generate radiation, emitting a column of blue light toward (he earth." And, he said, "Repelling the loose air-molecules, it would have drilled through the atmosphere in less than a half of a millisecond (one- thousandth of a second) and landed on the top of a tree in Siberian forests. "Clearly then, a mighty bang and explosion would occur, as if a small atom bomb equivalent to tons of TNT exploded in air close to the earth's surface." And he said that at least chemical evidence to support his theory has been found recently in the Siberian area where the devastation oc- curred. Except One Reopening Government Researchers Gear For Study of Federal Secrecy WASHINGTON (AP) A new government research team is gearing up for a year- long effort to measure the walls of secrecy in the federal bureaucracy. The Freedom of Information Study Unit intends to produce the most detailed analysis of government information policy ever developed, said its direc- tor, Jerry Clark. The team's recommenda- tions, scheduled for completion in June, 1975, could influence legislation and regulations de- termining how much the public is entitled to learn about the workings of government. "This is a frighteningly big thing to tackle, but it's got to be Clark said in an in- terview. Checking Compliance With a staff of 12 to 15 lawyers, political scientists and management experts, and an annual budget of about Clark hopes to measure how well federal agencies have complied with the 1967 Freedom of Informa- tion Act, the most recent legislative attempt to force some government secrets into the open. The study will range through the entire federal system, but probably will focus most in- tensively on a few departments still to be selected. Researchers will examine the internal procedures and regulations the agencies have adopted to respond to requests for information and documents sought under the FOI act. Some Exemptions The law requires govern- ment officials to disclose requested data unless it falls into certain exempt categories, such as personnel files, indus- trial trade secrets and inves- tigative records. A number of federal agencies have been taken to court to defend their refusal to disclose information. The results have been mixed. But the U.S. circuit court of appeals for the District of Columbia, which handles a large proportion of such suits, generally has leaned toward disclosure. Officials Startled The move toward openness has startled officials in a number of traditionally secret agencies, particularly the FBI, which recently was forced by a lawsuit to disclose memos es- tablishing and terminating counter-intelligence operations against the New Left movement, black militants and other political groups. Clark said FBI and other agency officials have ex- pressed a genuine interest in developing sound guidelines. Technically, the unit is part of the justice department, but its funds also will come from several other government agencies. The study was promised last June by then-Atty. Gen. Elliot Richardson but delayed by justice department upheavals. The work was resumed after William Saxbe was sworn in as attorney general. DETROIT (AP) All but one U.S. auto plant will be operating next week as car production begins to pick up, but workers remain on indefinite layoff because of the continued sales slump. Many auto workers have been jobless since January when the energy crisis, then at its peak, began to make a big dent on car sales. Industry spokesmen concede (hat few of them will be back on the payroll before the 1975-model run begins this summer. Many won't be recalled even then. Production this week reached its highest level of the year, although assembly of au- tomobiles is still running 20.5 percent behind the same week in 1973. For the year, auto sales are down 26 percent from last year's sizzling pace. Bottomed Out President Nixon, speaking in Jackson, Miss., said Thursday that he believes the economy has passed through "the lowest point of the downturn" and will start picking up later this year. He singled out the auto in- dustry as one trouble spot where the outlook is brighten- ing. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler believe their sales decline has bottomed out, and have ended the short-term plant shutdowns that have plagued the industry since last December. None of the firms, however, will estimate when plants will return to full capacity or when their indefinitely idled employes 15 percent of the Big Three U.S. work force of will be rehired. "It's totally said a spokesman at Ford, whore indefinite layoffs are at "It hinges on sales. When sales increase, we'll increase production and start rehiring." At CM, where sales are a third below the 1973 pace, workers are on long- term layoff. Company spokes- men said it is unlikely they will be recalled before late summer when the 1975-model run begins in earnest. And "unless there is a subs- tantial change in recalls may not begin even then, a spokesman said. Plant Conversion The General Motors assem- bly plant in Southgate, Calif., will be the only Big Three plant closed next week. It is being converted from large to small car production. When sales first began to tumble last December, the au- loi.t-ikers furloughed more lhan workers, the majority of them for one- and two-week periods. At the time, GM closed 17 of its 24 North American assem- bly plants for a week, idling workers. Ford cutbacks idled over a five-week period, and Chrysler had all its assembly plants down and workers laid off for three days. Arnold is a scream! RIGHT OR WRONG! THIS IS THE BIG ONE! ONE YOU WON'T FORGET! TWIN EAST "Man of the East" "Hospital" "Support Your Local Gunfighter" STAGE 3 "The Three Musketeers" 1WAM PETER BIATTY'S IN STAGE 4 "Conrack" could be thing5 and that's a Trophy Lounge JASON MILLEL PETER BLAITY presents this Sat. Nile CRIPPLE CREEK" SIS H Streel S.W. MOTOR HOTEL Adjacent Quest Parking April "ENOCH SMOKEY" PRAIRSE MOON BALLROOM Prairieburg, Iowa SHE LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL AND COULDN'T STOP YOUR FAVORITE GROUP SAT. APR. 27 THEY TAKE ON ALL F6WIAL6 FANTASIES GONE WILD ACADEMY AWARD WINNER MARION ADULT 752-10THST. "SUPPORT YOUH LOCAL OUNFIOHTEK MOTOR HOTEL .OEM HAM. IOWA T GUEST PARKI NOW! Open at PM "THE GREAT 6ATSBY" ROBERT REDFORD-MIA FARROW -PG- NO PASSES thru THE BEST DAMN BMK R08KB THEtmU BOTH Winner of 7 Academy Awards including BEST PICTURE "THE STING" Paul Newman -Robert Redford Color -PG- ENERGY" NOW! 31st GREAT WEEK AMERICAN GRAFFITI "LIFE ENHANCEMEN AVRCY COLLEGE NOW! OUTDOOR ACTION IEE MARVIN GARY GRIMES-RON HOWARD "THE SPIKES GANG" TODAV at Wall Disney's "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" Color NOON TO 10P.M. Hear Mount Mercy College students, faculty and staff discuss "Iowa in the Year 2000." Nowl All For Funl THE THREE MUSKETEERS Color TODAYI OPEN at PM UNO VENTORA ISAC HAYES-FRED WILLIAMSON ENERGY: Robert Neilly LIFE ENHANCEMENT: Richard Hensley "THREE TOUGH GUYS" 8 P. M.Sunday, April OWl HIS BIGOtST HIT JON VOIGHT NOWl Ends Sunday WILLIAM HOLDEN-KAY LENZ Convenient parking in our rump FM 88.9 College "CONRACK" Color   

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