Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
6 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sat., Nov. 23, 1974
Post Office To Return All Unstamped Mail
WASHINGTON (AP) -Starting today, if you want the local power company to receive your bill payment on time, be sure to put a stamp on it before mailing it, the U.S. postal service says.
That s w hen a new regulation goes into effect requiring postmen to return to the sender any mail with a return address but without a stamp.
The postal service estimates it was costing about $18 mil
lion a year to handle and process unpaid mail.
Among the largest recipients of such mail are utility companies and stores whose customers, in paying their bills, think the companies will gladly pay the postage in order to get the remittance.
A postal service estimated that the unpaid mail utilities were receiving was as much as three percent of their total incoming remittance mail.
Sorting and counting the letters each company received in order to bill them for the postage was one of the more expensive aspects of the process, the spokesman said.
Now, unstamped mail without a return address will Ive sent to the dead letter office. The letters are opened and returned to the sender who will then be charged IO cents, the same as first class postage, for the handling process.
12-Hour Work Day Is Seen for Space Shuttle Rocket Plane Crews
‘Law and Disorder’ Ably Teams Comedy and Drama
“Law and Disorder" with Carroll O Connor and Ernest Borgnine. A Memorial I Leroy Street/ Ugo/Fadsin Production released by Columbia Pictures. At the Eastown 2 theater.
Hollywood rating: R — Restricfed/ under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
By Doc Halliday
Cy and Willie are in big trouble. They are surrounded by filth, fear and the decline of Western civilization. Their families are constantly threatened by crime and violence. In other words, they live in Manhattan.
“Law and Disorder” is their story and it is a comic but incisive look at the hard hat
mentality and the way it deals with crime.
Cy (Ernest Borgnine) tries to get Willie (Carroll O’Connor) to join New York City’s auxiliary police force. Willie finally agrees when his daughter is attacked in the elevator of their apartment complex. The two form an auxiliary police unit in the complex and Cy takes command. He is a man who takes his job seriously: He pulls tough inspections, wears a Bronze Star ribbon on his uniform and looks around for long hairs to arrest.
Willie, on the other hand, wants nothing more than to quit his job as a taxi driver and start a cafe business. But when Willie’s daughter gets some LSD from her Puerto Rican boy friend, Willie rounds up his band of civilian cops and goes after the boy.
“Law and Disorder” mixes
Theater Time for Saturday
COMMUNITY THEATER -“My Three Angels” — 8.
WORLD - “The Mad Adventures of ’Rabbi’ Jacob” — 1:S0, 3.40. 5:35, 7:30, 9.30; shorts — 1:30, 3:20 , 5:15, 7:10, 9 IO.
MARION — Features at ll, 12:20, 1:40 , 3, 4 20, 5:40 , 7 , 8:20, 9.40, ll.
COLLINS - “Walking Tall” — 7.45; “The Conversation” — IO; "Tales That Witness Mad-TIMES — “The Trial of BU- ness” — 12.
its comedy and its drama admirably. Most of the scenes are wildly funny such as when Cy invites an author-psycholo-gist to lecture the women of the apartment complex on rape. After explaining in detail the male sexual response, the psychologist says that resisting the rapist merely excites him. “Simply be nice to the rapist,” he says, “and the rapist will be nice to you.”
Other sequences are dead serious but still ingenious and provocative. At one point, Cy tracks down a sub-teen thief who has stolen his son’s bicycle. Instead of recovering the bike, Cy flies into a rage and smashes it into junk.
O’Connor and Borgnine are outstanding as the two citizens turned police. O’Connor retains his “N’Yawk” dialect which he uses to such good effect as Archie Bunker. But Willie is a softer, deeper, more interesting character than Archie and O’Connor plays him to perfection.
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The lion’s share of the comic duties, in fact, fall to Borgnine. He plays Cy as a constantly tormented and harried urbanite whose rages are almost as stormy as they are infantile.
Ivan Passer’s direction seems uncomfortable and ill-timed at the beginning. After some awkward moments, however, he manages to hit an effective pace and delivers a nicely-done bit of work.
All in all, “Law and Disorder” is an enjoyable combination of comedy and drama which gives us the best of both.
HOUSTON (UPI) - As-t run a uts aboard the space shuttle rocket plane in the next decade should be able to work hard for 12 hours a day during the short seven-day flights, if the Skylab pilots were proper guinea pigs.
Dr. Paul Buchanan, now medical chief at the Kennedy Space Center, said the space station astronauts last year were able to work productively for about eight hours a day at the beginning of each mission and progressed to about 13 hours each near the end of the flights.
The major problem to be overcome by the time the shuttle is operational in the early 1980s is motion or space sickness. Five of the six Skylab pilots on the last two flights were slowed by the motion-caused nausea the first few days. On the shorter shuttle flights, being unable to work for two or three days would critically affect the amount of research conducted.
Most of the people carried on the re-usable space shuttle, once it becomes truly active,
will be scientists, doctors and engineers who will not be specially trained for space flying as are today's astronauts.
The Skylab I crew was not affected by motion sickness and doctors thought it was because they stayed in the small, cramped command module for two days before entering the large station workshop.
“In the case of the last two crews, the malaise disappeared after the first few days and they were able to perform," Buchanan said.
Because of the uneasiness, the time loss in efficiency was seven man hours per day on Skylab 2 and nearly five man hours on Skylab 3, he said.
Buchanan said the work time of 12 hours per man per day excludes eating, sleeping, exercising and personal hygiene. Although the Skylab pilots were unable to work at the 12-hour pace the first few days, the shuttle pilots probably could, he said.
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ly Jack” - 1:50, 5:10, 8:30.
EASTOWN I - “Walking Tall”- 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15.
EASTOWN 2 - “Law and Disorder” - I 45, 3:35, 5:25, 7.15, 9 05.
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around as much as these guys did,” Buchanan said. “And, we hope to find some way by then to avoid the motion sickness problem.
“We ll schedule them more than the 12 hours, though. When you go up there, you go to work lf you finish the assigned tasks, what are you going to do? — prop up your feet and have a beer? Nope.’’
Dr. Lawrence F. Dietlein, deputy directory director of life sciences at the Johnson Space Center, said improved motion sickness prevention methods and limiting of effect is the answer.
“Future studies in this area should address the problem of space sickness susceptibility and the development of a
reliable predictive test for tins susceptibility in candidate crews and passengers,’’ Dietlein said.
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