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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (the (techie Hti pub (JhtjC'He £*&% Barbara    Hor nett,    ll, daughter of Mr and Mrs. George Hornett, 1023 Clifton street NE, drinks a can of pop after her boat ride in tin* 00-degree heat, with the help of her sister. Sue, IO A a ti a I %/ Are I Because the Turn    Owners    Less    Men 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. 1007 handicapped, a community service suggested by .lane Hoffman of Thirtieth street NE, smiles as he brings in another boat load of content-Iliawatha. who is employed at Taylor elementary school in C edar Hap- ed riders. Tim Lawlor, 4201 First avenue SE, steadies the wheelchair of Paula Blake, 15. daughter of Paul Blake, 5029 J street SYV. 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. By Ari Buchu ald 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 In* there for the koff in the fall. Although the disputed issues have to do with wages, discipline and the power of the football commissioner, the main problem is automation A professional 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 ll men on a side to play a game. They 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 computer 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    buchwalo say you have to have ll men on a side and we're going to stick by it.” Horace Maldabeth, a football owner who has been negotiating the contract, told me, “There has been too much featherbedding on football teams, and it is no longer economically 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 ball. Arid \iHhinit Maldabeth showed me a computer that was programmed to do almost everything a player could. “We can put one of these at each goal line and play a full hour’s game in Bt minutes. These computers can produce twice as many touchdowns, fumbles and intercepted passes as any team in the league Why should we keep men on the payroll when they add nothing to the game?" “But don t computers take some fun out of the game?" I asked, “Possibly, but our concern is profits. How can we explain to our stockholders that we are paying ll players when five could do the job?" Maldabeth continued. “Don’t forget, we’re not talking only about the II men on the field There are also 29 on the bench doing absolutely nothing No football team can afford to have 29 players sitting on their duffs hiding their heads under blankets." “Aren’t the players worried about job security?" no One tired “We're willing to work that out. We will guarantee the union that no active player will be fired from his job because of automation But if he gets injured or plays out his contract, then hi* cannot Im* replaced by another man. I (an’t think of anything fairer ’’ I went back to Bronco Beaulandovich. the players' representative. and told him what Maldabeth had said "That’s a bunch of pigskin," he said "Computers or no computers, I ain't going to send rn* guy out on the field unless he has lo men to protect him We’ve been playing football by hand for 79 years and we ain't about to do it different now Copynght 19/1, Lo* Angel#* Tim#* UPI Telephoto Not Miss Muff et Lynn Clusmann is no relation to Miss Muffet -you better believe! The 13-year-old from Irvine, ( alif., has a pet tarantula named Tamara. The two are great friends and go many places together Go/eOe photo bv John W( Ivo About For many years, Herman Kiebel, 73, has been distributing The Cedar Rapids Gazette Ut patients in both Mercy and St. Luke’s hospitals. This week. Herman is on the receiving end. as a patient at Mercy. Here, Sister Mary Lawrence, hospital administrator, delivers the Gazette to Herman, who was in a bicycle accident Tuesday. Telephoto 15 I ca rs Tater Fifteen years ago, Ann Hampton. 2, was pictured at a drinking fountain in Thomas park The photo appeared in The Gazette Thursday, Miss Hampton, 2816 Country Club parkway SF. requested a reprint of the original photograph Here she is -then and now. A (rood Laugh Vice-president Gerald R Ford, his wife, Betty, and daughter, Susan, all laughed late Thursday as they saw an old friend while attending a backyard buffet dinner party at the home of Kent county commissioner, Arnold Wittebach, in Lowell, Mich This was Ford s second trip as vice-president back to his old congressional district. ;

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