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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 6, 1970, Darmstadt, HessePag* 6 THE STARS AND STRIPES Sunday, September 6, 1970 Side Nixon Notes Jewish New Year SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.(UPI) — President Nixon sent his warmest wishes Friday toall Americans of Jewish faith for a "new year of peace andhappiness." In the special "Shanah Tovah" New Year message, Nixon said"my thoughts are with you as you begin these days ofworship." The Jewish New Year beginsOct. 1 with Rash Hashanah and ends Oct. 10 with Yom Kippur. • Star of Silent Films Dies BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Louclla Modic Maxam. 74, a silentscreen actress best known as the leading lady in many movies with Tom Mix, died In a hospital here.She retired from the movies in 1919 to become a social worker, then joined the Burbank Police Department in 1943 as its firstpolicewoman. • Suit Filed Against Airlines BOSTON (AP) — Atly. Gen.Robert H. Quinn filed suit in Suffolk Superior Court Fridayagainst 10 major airlines charging them with maintain-ing a public nuisance at Logan International Airport.The suit alleged that the air- lines are responsible for sub-stantial air pollution and de- manded that immediate correc-tive action be taken. SPIDER HIGH—A scientist for the North Caro-lina Department of Mental Health, Dr. Peter N. Witt, is studying the effect of drugs on spiders by injecting them with doses of LSD, amphe-tamines, tranquilizers, etc. and then observing the kind of webs they weave. —AP Photo Nader Says Officials of GM Lied To Congress About Corvair's Safety WASHTNnTnW /TTE>T\ ,»..:..~ »» TI.-A «._ __..» .. . ... . ._ *WASHINGTON (UPI) Ralph Nader charged Fridaythat General Motors officials deliberately lied to Congressabout the safety of the Corvair car. He demanded that thepresident and board chairman of GM resign immediately. In a letter to TransportationSecretary John A. Volpe, Nader said "GM man-ufactured and maintained amassive lie" that the rear-engine Corvair was as safe asany other car. He urgedVolpe to recall the 600,000 Cor-vairs that he said were stillon the road. HeNader said these cars still were un-stable and tended to turn over easily and that carbon monoxideleaked into the passenger compartments. Nader told UPI he has askedSen. Abraham A Ribicoff D- Conn., to reopen the 1966 Senatehearings at which he claimed GM officials falsely testified. Nader claimed to haveevidence showing that GM officials knew as early as 1962that the Corvair was unstable and leaked exhaust furnes into™ Passe"ger compartment. Nader said in his letter toVolpe that he had documents which showed GM: —"Demanded or condonedunethical behavior by its lawyers and engineers whichnad major repercussions on the frequency of Corvair crashesand casualties. drive." But he said that "inview of the seriousness of the charges we will make a repl>to Secretary Volpe." Nader claimed that GM'sdenial was made by an anonymous spokesman because"no GM official would make such a statement under oath.'He said the denial was "another falsehood contradictedby GM's own internal do- cuments." Nader won initial fame as theauthor of a book. "Unsafe At Any Speed," which detailedalleged safety hazards in the Corvair, which GM discontinuedin 1969. During the auto safetyhearings of 1966 which led to the government's auto - safetystandards, GM admitted it investigated Nader's privatelife to try to find embarrassing background material. In a suit growing out of theincident, GM last month paid Nader $425,000 in an out-of-court settlement. Nader claims General MotorsPresident Edward Cole and Board Chairman James M.Roche knew all along that the Corvair was unsafe."For years, defended the they activelyCorvair and carefully avoided true disclo-sure," he said. "They both should resign." Nader's letter listed GMdocuments he said Volpe should ask to see to prove theallegations. But Nader said he would release copies of thedocuments regardless of what GM does. A Transportation Departmentspokesman said, "Nader's char- ges and allegations will becompletely and thoroughly stu- died and whatever actiondeemed appropriate and proper will be taken." When Nader's letter wasdelivered to the Transportation Department, Volpe was makinga commencement speech at Ohio University in which hepointed to Nader as an example of how to work within the'system" to promote reform. • Customs Bureau to Use Dogs WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Customs Bureau has decided touse marijuana-sniffing police dogs as a major weapon in its fight to stop smuggling of marijuana and hashish.The dogs can find in a minute Hidden marijuana and hashish that trained human inspectors sometimes miss after a 24-minulesearch. • Man Claims Handshaking Record LOS ANGELES (UPI) ~James E. Seiger claimed the title of world's champion hand-shaker after shaking 13,000 hands at Los Angeles Inter-national Airport Friday. The previous record of 12,500 handshakes were set by LaneoDowson in Wales on Feb. 9 1»63. Seiger eclipsed that markwhen he shook the hand of Air- man l.C. Robert G. Black of LaMesa, Calif, who is stationed at DavUrMonlhan AFB, Ariz. • Wis. Alumni Cancel Agnew, Laird MADISON, Wls. at that sank Thursday in the looded Krishna River. So far 23XKiies have been recovered, mostly those of children. ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Court action resulting from a building takeover by black students 17 months ago at Cornell Universi- ty ended when a judge decided not to punish three blacks who pleaded guilty to criminal tres- pass in the 36-hour occupation. City Court Judge James J. Clynes Jr., with the concurrenceof Dist. Atty. Matthew F. Me- Hugh, ordered the three uncon-ditionally released. Fourteen other blacks indict-ed by a grand jury for trespass in the occupation April 19-20.lf>69, were released earlier be- cause their identifications wirequestioned. FAA Official Disputes Lindsa NEW YORK (UP!) - A top official of the Federal Aviation 1 Sa l0 «"HH»<«