Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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At 7 a m. Friday /.ack Tranmer. a momtxT of the engineering staff since KCRG radio was built in 1947. threw the switch activating the facilities at KCRG-TV’s new 2.-000-foot tower north of Walker, just off highway 150 Necessary testing of TY-9's tower.
antenna and parallel transmitter wen* completed after the station signed off the air Thursday night The tower will provide television service in a 21 .(NMI square mile area.
Speaking to the National Press club in Washington Thursday. Treasury Secretary William Simon indicated growing administration concern over the gap between farm and retail prices. Simon said top economic officials arc* determined not to allow “unjust enrichment” of any segment of the economy
Switches to New
Police wearing riot gear moved in to halt some of the Loon demonstrators who attempted to pass barricades during a seven-hour fight at a suburban church in Saigon Thurday in which sticks and stones wc*re hurled at police. The* demonstrators were part of a crowd of some ii.(MHI Roman Catholics demanding the resignation of President Nguyen Van Thieu. At least 30 policemen and HO demonstrators we're re*|w»rt-e*d mjure*d
Fre*d I,. Ke*e*ling. 'IO. center. was re'turned to the Sedgwick county courthouse* in Wichita Thursday after he allegedly killed a sheriff’s dete*ctive and wounde*d thre*e othe*r persons in an e*scape* attempt. Kscorting the prisoner we're Sheriff Johnnie Darr, left, and an un-»dentifie*d detective. Keeling had bee*n under questioning on an armed robbery charge and was bc*ing returned to jail when he* broke* away and e*scaped for three hours
Women's Liberation Is All Right, But Not On Televised Football
By Art Burhwald
WASHINGTON — As everyone* knows. I have always been in the* forefront of the fight for women s liberation. My body is scarrod from battling on the* picket line's at the* Miss America pageant in Atlantic City and the* Miss I’m verse contest in Miami. As we* say in the lib movement. “I’ve paid my dues.’*
Therefore. I he*lie*\e I can deal with the* following subject ^ith complete objectivity.
What on God s green Astroturf is a woman doing acting as a spurts commentator during a professional football game?
Last we*e*k I turned on the Kedskm-<alant game, leaned back in my chair with a beer in my hand and a bowl of potato chips at my fe*et. Suddenly I heard this strange voice on the air It sounded exactly like a woman's.
My first thought was that CBS’ Pat Summerall had had a serious operation.
Then I decides! that the sound on my set had gone awry. But a few seconds later a very pretty brunette came on the screen who was introduced as .lane Chastain, and Summerall said sin* was going to do the color for the game.
I sat straight up in my seat A woman doing color on TV? Didn t CBS have any shame at all''
How could a multibillion-dollar network invade the homes of :w million beer-drinking, potato chip-eating, red-blooded American football fans with the- voice of a girl.'
Let us make no mistake about this. Football watching is tin* last refuge of the* Male Chauvinist Pig We invented the game; we* play it every Sunday — and Monday and Wcdties-day and Thursday and Friday and Saturday (see* your local paper for TV listings) It is our thing
lf I were to conjecture why CBS made this de*cismn, I would have tee gue*ss that by assigning a woman announcer to a TX football game they were trying to attract a larger female audience. They were helping to win over the wives or. as they are* culled, widows of the* men who spend the*ir we*e*k-ends staring dumbly at their tubers
U*t me make myself perfectly clever I have no objection to women Ixrnig airline pilots, truck, drivers, senators aud even President of the United State's They’re entitled
They can Im* den leers, lawyers, automobile mec hanics pol-icemen, firemen and Indian chiefs. They can own banks Im* iii the* iiuhiImts rackets ariel play Little* league* baseball lf the*y want to.
The only plait* they don’t belong is on a TV sportscast te lling us male spectators things they think we* didn t know abend football
ICS Nee abusive mali concerning this column will Im* answered.
The department of defense relc*ased these picture's in Washington Thursday of tests for developing mobile* optieins for missile launchings. At left, a Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile launched from a C5 transport plane off California Get. 24 falls in an upright position under parachutes. At center it is fired al about 8 (MHI feet and al right it falls into the Pacific ocean.
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