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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: July 19, 1974 - Page 26

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Barbara llornett, 11 daughter of Mr. and Mr.-, George llornett, 1023 Clifton street NK. drinks a can of imp after her boat ride in Hie 9H- degree heat, with the help nf her sister. Sue IjoYctfe phnlos fiv Dole Honkn Community Service The Cedar Boat club Thursday initiated a boat ride program for the ids and is also a member of the boat club. Here, Fritz Tuchel. 11107 handicapped, a community service suggested by Jane Hoffman of Thirtieth street NE. smiles as he brings in another boat load (if content- Hiawatha, who is employed at Taylor elementary school in Cedar Rap- ed riders. Not Miss Muffet Lynn Clusmann is no relation to Miss Muffet -you better believe! The 13-year-old from Irvine, Calif., has a pet tarantula named Tamara. The two are great friends and gn many places together. Turn About For many years, Herman Kiebel, 73, has been distributing The Cedar Rapids Gazette to patients in both Mercy and St. Luke's hospitals. This week, Herman is on the receiving end, as a patient at Mercy. Here, Sis- ter Mary Lawrence, hospital administrator, delivers the Ga- zette to Herman, who was in a bicycle accident Tuesday. 15 Years Later Fifteen years ago. Ann (lamp- Inn, 2. was pictured at a drink- ing fountain in Thomas park. The photo appeared in The Ga- zette. Thursday. Miss Hampton. 2filli Country Club parkway SK, requested a reprint of the origi- nal photograph. Here she is Ihen and now. A Good Laugh Vice-president Gerald K. Ford, his wife. Hetty, and daughter. Susan, all laughed late Thursday as I hey saw an old friend while attending a backyard buffet dinner parly at the home of Kent county commissioner. Arnold Wittebach. in Lowell. Mich. This u.is Ford's second trip as vice-president back to his old congressional district. Tim Lawlor, 4201 First avenue SE, steadies the wheelchair of Paula Blake, 15, daughter of Paul Blake, 5629 J street SW, as Rose Brady, 511 C avenue NW, helps her into a life jacket before her ride. Tim is an aide and Rose is an assistant at Taylor elementary school and rehabilitation center. National Players Are Upset Because the Owners Want Less Men By Art Buchwald WASHINGTON As if the United States did not have enough trouble, the National Football League players have gone out on strike, and there is a possibility that none of the veterans will be there for the koff in the fall. Although the disputed issues have to do with wages, dis- cipline and the power of the football commissioner, the main problem is automation. A professsional football player. Bronco Beaulandovich, told me. "The owners are trying to cut down the number of men on the field. They maintain you don't need 11 men on a side to play a game. The> claim they now have computers that can kick, pass and block in one-tenth the time it now takes a man to do it. But what they don't say is that if you cut down the number of men on a team you run great safety risks. A com- puter can't protect a quarterback like a human being. "The football owners are trying to save money on the payroll at the expense of our jobs. We're not going to stand for it. The rules BUCHWALD say you have to have 11 men on a side and we're going to stick by it." Horace Maldabeth. a football owner who has been nego- tiating the contract, told me. "There has been too much featherbedding on football teams, and it is no longer economi- cally feasible to maintain all those players on the field. We've done studies to show that the guards can lie easily replaced by machines. The ends do nothing but stand around all day. and the football union refuses to let tackles touch the bull. Add Maldabeth showed me a computer that was programmed to do almost everything a player could. "We can put one of ihese at each goal line and play a full hour's game in 111 minutes. These computers can produce twice as many touch- downs, fumbles and intercepted passes as any team in the league. Why should we keep men on the payroll when they add iiulhmg hi the "Hut don't computers lake some fun out of the game'.'" I "I'nssililj. bill our concern is profits. How can we explain our stockholders that we are paying II players when five could (in the .job'.'" Maldabeth "Don't forget, we're not talking only about the II men on the field. There are also on the bench doing absolutely nothing. No football team can afford to have players sitting on their duffs hiding Ilieir heads under blankets." "Aren't the players worried about job "We're willing lo work that out. We will guarantee the union that no active player will lie fired from his job because of automation. But if he gels injured or plays out his con- tract, then he cannot be replaced by another man. I can't think of anything fairer." i went back to Bronco Keaulandovich, the players' repre- sentative, and told him what Maldabclh had said. "Thai's a bunch of he said. "Compiilers or no computers. I ain'l going lo send no guy nut on the field unless lie has II! men lo protect him. We've been playing football by hand for years and we ain'l aboul lo (In it different now   

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