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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa lemon' Law Is Designed To Protect Car Buyers It.i L' I..I it The Cedar Itaplds Gazelle: Mon., Sept. 16, 1974 Sjlvlii Imvo MiriM) choices: To lluisi NKW YORK How huudtnic dcfcclB lor you free; to rcplao fur final approval is tho so-called Lemon amendmeiU lo iho National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safely Act your defective car; to refund the owner the duprvclulnl value of the car Itci'all tellers would have to sent oul promptly and you, America's car buyer, the dealers would have to he Krealest safeguards ever prepared to do should yon stuck with a defective automobile. Sylvia Porter repairs promptly. The rule would up. Ply for a full eight years from I he bill was passed by the Iho time you bought your amendments were tacked on to huge The DOT estimates that the lilll In the house which are air hags could save as many as now sticky Issues. Ik-Ing bitterly debated, for instance, is an nmendment proposed by l.ouis Wyinati (It- Polly Parrot Speaks Out for Owner in Court N.ll.) that would undo tin- house Aug. 12 and by the defective car. senate buck in 1973; it's in conference committee now and could come out at any time. In I'rief. under the Lemon amendment: Car manufacturers whose motor vehicles were recalled Dealers would have lo be failcil In do so adequately within 00 days of the time yon paid by manufacturers a "fair your car, the and equitable" rate to perform would have-to safety-relaled repairs (deale claim they often are not pa enough for If a manufacturer elected lo replace your car with a new or "equivalent" vehicle, part or system. Tires recalled because of M lllultulullul VI UJ e UH.7J III; 111 lull because of safety defects would repair a defective car, hut safuly llcfecls illBO llavo to them" and the federal Claim Humans Make inefficient Swimmers BUFFALO, N. Y. (DPI) "We've found man has about Mark Spitz might be shocked a percent efficiency for In learn that man is really very says Pendergast. inefficient in the water. But that's one of the conclusions of a three-year study of swimming efficiency by two physiologists at the Stale University of New York at Buffalo. Besides finding that man is much less efficient getting around in water than on laud. Drs. David Pendergast and Donald Rcnnie have also concluded that females are more efficient in water than males. Circular Tank Tin: scientists are per- forming their studies in the tttuld'fi only (iO-iuclcr circular swimming tank. Swimmers are hooked up to various energy-measuring devices and as they swim around the donul-shaped pool an observa- tion platform travels above them. "11 is because we can remain in continual contact with the .says Hennic, "thai these experiments have been successful in finding out about the amount of energy man ex- pends while swimming." Rcnnie likes to compare the swimming observations with automobile proficiency lesls, with the human engine's ef- ficiency based on the foodstuffs il burns, rather than its con- sumption of gasoline. "Just like you can cars, you can do (lie same thing with a group uf .swimmers. You can tell which are the ICtlsels, which the Jaguars and even throw in a caterpillar tractor or says Rennie. Rocky Sees No Conflict In Fortune NKW YORK (AP) Vice- president-designate Rockefel- ler said Tuesday he foresaw no conflict of interest between his multimillion-dollar business holdings and the nation's second highest office. "Your basic assumption will be proven wrong, that a great influence Rockefeller told newsmen. "My only con- stitutional duty would be to preside over the senate, and the conflict of interest there is rather limited." However, he added that should any conflict arise, "1 would have no problems in taking whatever steps are necessary." Ht'ckrtollrr repealed his pledge lo coin ply with the laws requiring financial disclosure during continuation hearings before congress save lor I'crlahi unspecified delails of Ills personal ftirliim'. "I keep thai option open, but 1 feel the public is entitled lo a full and clear disclosure." Rockefeller sairt, in Ills first appearance ai his New York office since his nomination for vice-president last month by President Kurd. While an active aspirant for the presidency. Rockefeller once scorned I he vice- presidency us ii standby pnsl and suggested it was mil for linn "That was Iruc 15 years ago. bill not at this Rockefeller said Tuesday. The former New York governor reiterated an cn- (InrsciiK-nl of a statement by Senator Scott (H-l'a.) Ilia! former I'rcsidenl Nixon lias been hanged and ought not I" he drawn and quarlcri'il. But Rockefeller added "Thai dncsn'l mean Ural whalever appropriate sleps need In lie laken shouldn't be taken." declared was a mailer lo lie decided by special Walergale prosecutor I.enn "But the species is considera- bly less efficient in water. Females are about 5 percent efficient and males are only :i percent efficient." The two physiologists think the female's greater amount of adipose or fatty tissues In the chest and legs make her more buoyant than the male. Rennie. says the lower amount uf adipose tissue gives males a water weight twice that of females. "We think men use a lot of their total energy just to slay he said. "But women are already floating and can use their energy to propel themselves." Less Energy The scientists .say this factor lets females expend 30 percent less energy while swimming the same distance at the same velocity as males in their studies. Rennie and Pendergasl say their experiments aren't aimed at water safety applications, but that some "common sense rules" became apparent from the studies. The most important of these rules, says Pendergasl, is for swimmers to maintain a cons- tan! pace and not lo hurry. "In land terms, 'Walk, don't should be the says Dr. Rennie. "You're not going to get there itiiickor by hurrying. Chances are you're mil going In get there at all." So lar. the scientists have limited their studies to one swimming stroke, the over- arm crawl. Now they are going lo begin studies of other strokes, as well as underwater They also want to lest some of this country's best young swimmers to see how their ef- ficiencies ary from the average person's. Defends Prior Clearance for Confessed Spy BONN. Germany (AI') The chief of West Germany's counterinlelligence service defended his agency V- decision lo give security clearance to Gucnler Guillaiime four years before Guillaume's arrest on spy charges precipitated the resignation of former Chan- cellor Willy Brandt. (luenler Nollau, president of the Federal Office for the Pro- tection of the told a special parliamentary inves- tigating committee the clearance was justified "in Hie light of information available at the time." Nollau conceded, however, that suspicion had been raised prior to the security check that had come to the Wesl from Kast Berlin in lo infiltrate Wesl German publishing houses. But this suspicion, Niillau said, was not substantiated by informal ion provided lo his agency. Gnillaiime, who rose lo become one of Brandl's three personal aides, was arrested last April and accused of being an Kasl German spy. Branill resigned the chancellorship two weeks Inlcr Bandits Jake Bouncy Cargo COMMKHCK, Calif. (HIM) An armed banilll lied up live workers a! I he warehouse of Wilson's Sporting Goods and an accomplice backed a '.nick In Hie door. The robbers worked nearly an hour with a fork lift loading the truck. Bui they loi'ik only tennis balls nothing else. Company officials said the bandits stole 44H cases containing lonnis balls, worlh to be replaced free if you rnught in the defective tire itliin' tit) days of Hit- lime yon eceived the recall notice. Jurrent practice is for a tire lanufacturcr to refund only a erlain percentage of the lire's lives a year and avert one million injuries. The in- terlocking system could save lives a year and avert injuries. The Iranspor- deparlment of transportation's (ation department favors giv- riew regulation which would ing new auto buyers a choice require Ignition interlock sys- between two different but terns lo prevent starling of a slill mandatory seat-bell car until you have fastened the warning systems, seat belts and that also would Another 'controversial make merely optional the new amendment would require Iho air cushion systems which secretary of transportation to were to mandatory for 11177 issue school bus safety stan- car models. dards within two years of the "We want to have people enactment covering wear seat says Wyman, emergency exits, interior pro- "bul whether they do or not is 'ection, floor strength, seating systems, crash wort hi ness, vehicle operating systems, windows and windshields, and fuel systems. Still another provision would require the transportation secretary lo im- pose, by Sept. I, new regulations covering au- governmenl should avoid becoming a "big brother." The government has no more right lo force people to wear seal bells, argues Rep. Edilh Green (D.-Ore.) than it has lo "take cigarels away from people who rice based on the amount of 'smoke on the grounds that they fuel systems designed read wear.) There have been recalls ivolving an astounding vehicles since 19IIB, fhcn Ihe Traffic and Motor chicle Safely Acl became law nd Ihe national automobile ecall system was launched. Vhile percent of Ihe vehicles ronght in for correction of a efecl were repaired without osl to their owners, 10 percent 'ere not. Because of the possi- le costs involved, many wners never bring in llieir ars for repair of defects nd because of the deluge of Invited by a major recall lus what they claim are ladequale rales of pay, many ealers are not prepared In andle the tasks. Amendments Tacked Several controversial will live longer if they do not smoke." Not Mandatory Lined up on the other side are those who emphasize thai if these safety systems are not made mandatory, the cosls in deaths and injuries will be to prevent treacherous fuel-fed fires in auto accidents. The momentum behind a Lemon law has been building up for years. Despite the bit- lerness of debate, a major part of (he package of vilal meaning lo you, the car owner, almost surely will pass and soon. See Increase in Capital Outlays WASHINGTON (AP) Do- plants and equipment by 12.5 spile inflation and higher percent. The figure was up interest rales, Ihe government slightly from the 12.2 percent reported that businessmen are projected in the previous sur- holding to their plans for a vey. sizable increase in capital The planned increase comes on the heels of last year's 12.8 percent increase, which was the largest since This year's projected spend- Angusl, shows business plans ing of billion would be a to increase spending nn new record. spending this year. The commerce dcparlmenl said ils lalesl survey, con- ducted in late July and early 'LONDON (UI'I) I'olly the parrot was exhibit No. 1 and the star witness In court. lie wasn't very polite. Judges asked Fred Squires to talk lo the red and green Amazon parrot lo prove it was really his. Squires claimed the bird was stolen from his home and said he found il later in possession of a bird dealer. who was charged with theft. Squires asked. "Who's a pretty The parrot barked like a dog, then said, "He's lovely. Scratch my back." Then, as court officials broke up in laughter, the bird said, "I'll spil in your eye What's the mailer'.'" The judges said Ihis was proof enoug.'i Ihe bird belonged In Squires especially when the accused bird dealer, Alan Satlaur, could only gel Polly lo cluck a few times. Sattanr and an asKocialc were lined. ON THIS DATE in 1862, Ihe Civil war Bailie of Anlictam began Maryland. Johnny's bedroom has a brand-new carpel. I did it myself, and it was a snap First I talked with my Armstrong retailor He gave me lips on instal- lation, tools, and helped me choose the right carpet lor my room He even gave me a "how to" booklet. Then, in much less time thai thought it would take done1 Suddenly Johnny's room looks better than it has for years. Armstrong lulled carpets. Designs lor all decors. Carpet Showroom First Floor, South 2'A acres of everything for the 3rd Ave. at 1st St. S.E. In Downtown Cedar Rapids STOR-IVIOFi COMPACTOR TAKES THE BULK OUT OF YdUR TRASH SO YOU WILL HAVE JUST ONE TRIP A WEEK TO THE TRASH CAN 5 OR 6 Free Delivery When you buy at Smulekoff s For our customers. Please use our customer parking lot, south end of store, or pork and shop plan. AND THIS ONE TRASH CAN WILL REPLACE THREE SMC-1 Available in colors: Avocado Gleaming White Autumn Gold Coppertone AMANA WILL COMPACT YOUR HOUSEHOLD TRASH 3 Ib. coffee cans or small juice cans big bottles, small bottles MICROWAVE'OVEN madoonlybyj SAVE 50 OF THE ELECTRICITY YOU USE IN COOKING! ALL THE HEAT GOES INTO THE FOOD !S WASTED! The Amana Radarange Microwave Oven is the most efficient energy-saving way to. cook! plastic soap or bleach containers even empty aerosol cans and it's so easy and safs lo use. Close and push the Start Switch that's it. The Amana does the rest automatically. It's economical to use. It uses low ccsl plas- tic bags you find ot your supermarket and compacts your trnsli in half tho Aiwina oven gives you a slnrt- or sol ol GLAD' trash bags and nir spray Trie round, rornov- iible bucket c.in bo hosed out outside. Tho bin comes nil the way out so you can cloanthcinsidoiindii damn cloth is oil you noert to clean the out- side. ana. STOK-MOP- FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY Am.ma loi live year's from (kite ol original pur- chase (or homo use only in United SJatos. replacement or repair of p.-irtr, found defective as to workmanship or m.itorlal under normal use. This includes labor re- quired for replacement of defective parts. Defective parts aro to hn returned throuiih Anuna's dealer-distri- butor orR.inizatinn. Owner is responsible for serviceman's tr.ivol ch.irflos, local cart.iKo, cleaning and normal maintenance Any product subjected lo accident, misuse nonliKoncu, abuso. dol.ti ement of M'I lal pl.ite 01 alteration shall void Ihe wmr.inty AMA.NA IN IM! ION, INC, AMANA. klWA You can make big savings In the electricity you 56% SAVINGS 4 Ib. Doe! Roost 63% SAVINGS (8 oz.) Baked Potatoes SAVINGS Layer Yel- low Cake 76% SAVINGS Frozen Broccoli (10 oz. boil in pkg.) Comparison ol microwave oven and oloctric range made by Gnc- rnmonto utility District. From the Amana Test Kitchen: 72% SAVINGS 2 Ib. Bakod Whole Chicken 70% SAVINGS 1 Lobslor Tails (frozen S oz. each) 51% SAVINGS Ib. Turkey 50% SAVINGS 1 cup ol Instanl Coffee WVi SAVINGS (ram Iho Fry Pan 4 Hamburger Potties (4 oz. 9o.) Uses less electricity and saves time, tool Cooks most foods in the normal time. Automatic Timer Control eliminates useless cooking timo and saves energy, loo. Only tho food gets hot No massive heat build up liko uonvenliona! ovons j Operates on 115 volls. No special wiring needed. Energy savings will vary with tho portions and typo ol foods Tho loods shown nro typical and por- tions Somo other foods or portions will fall below 50% savings and others will bo considerably moro than savings Open a Smulekoff's Budget Account Take Months to Pay PrJCCS Your tionsoction is a privotn coniirlrrilinl onn at Smulokoff's, Your account blays StSTl 3l with tho store, is nover sold to a finance company. TERMS TO FIT YOUR BUDGET ;