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Mason excels despite difficulties
By C. J. ARNOLD
Collegian Staff Writer
Despite technical problems plaguing
the entire show, Dave Mason produced a
superb performance at last night's con
A penetrating buzzing sound distracted
both the audience and the performers
t hroughout thp entire show
The auditorium was filled with devoted
fans who received him enthusiastically.
Ills performance combined style, voice
and experience and was topped with an
excellent back-up group
The show's material was well
balanced and featured a number of
Mason compositions including the cut
'Misty Morning Stranger" from his
album "It's Like You Never Left "
He did everything from fairly old songs
like' licadkeeper' to cuts from his latest
album "Dave Mason "
Enthusiastic fans were treated with
WASHINGTON (UPI) President
Ford and Senate Democratic majority
leader Mike Mansfield agreed yesterday
to work toward cooperation between the
White House and Congress following
sweeping Democratic victories in
"I know you want to. I know the Senate
wants to. I feefsure the House wants to,"
the Montana Senator said.
"Let me assure you that will be the
case," Ford replied.
A White House spOkesman said earlier
Ford saw the Democratic victories as no
defeat for himself or his policies and
wanted the victorious party to join him in
"I would hope Mr. President," said
Mansfield, "now that the elections are
over, we'll be able to get together and
Election brings stock market price hike
Erid to economic strains expected
By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
The Democrat election landslide was
widely viewed yesterday as a demand for
government action against higher prices,
shrinking wages and loss of jobs.
In A show of new confidence in the
ecombilly. investors traded heavily in the
stock market. Prices shot up sharply at
the opening of the New York Stock Ex
change following Tuesday's election.
Market analysts said many investors
believe a heavily Democratic Congress
would be more willing to confront
economic recession and high unem
ployment by removing strains from the
President Ford called inflation and its
"crippling effect on our economy and on
the lives of all Americans" the No. 1
Group urges renewed look at abortion
By BETH BOYD
Collegian Staff Writer
Thousands of Americans say they are tired of hearing about
it. The abortion question has been argued and debated for
years, from the dormitory room to Supreme Court hearings.
The Court's two-year-old decision legalizing early abortion
put the-lid on much of the debate. But there are some 150 State
College residents who insist that abortion is not a closed issue.
The local Citizens Concerned for Human Life ( CCHL)
organization wants to take a second, closer look at the unborn
child's right to life.
A year and a half ago, ten couples began the State College
CCHL because they "saw a need to educate the public", ac
cording to President. Marty Scrima.
"People are unaware of what is happening in this country,
there is a definite void in education on the subject;," Scrima
said. "Women are floundering, they are being taken in, ripped
off from all sides by not knowing the facts," - she said
Dr. Michael Marshall, a member of the organization's public
education group, explained their presentitions, in local
schools, , women's organizations and churches experience
"Our presentation is no high pressure deal, we just go over
basic facts," Marshall said. One of the issues he stressed was
the medical danger involved in having an abortion.
He cited statistics' from Japan,here abortion on demand
has been legal for the past 25 years. According to Marshall, 15
per cent of theeTrmen choosing to have an abortion experience
premature births in other pregnancies.
He added that nine per cent of the Japanese women died
from hemorrhaging, aigl that the saline solution method of
abortion "is next to open heart surgery in danger to the
Mary Gere, eastern coordinator of the Religious Coalition of
Abortion Rights, said these figures are impressive but she ac
cused anti-abortionists of using grossly distorted statistics. •
Gere said Dr. J. C. Wilke, one of the leaders in the pro-life
such tunes as "Waitin On You," a good
rhythm for boogying, and to the elec
trifying sound of "Pearlie,Queen."
His strong vocal deliverance in "All
Along the Watchtower" commanded the
Audience reaction was at times so
wildly appreciative that when he sang
"Feel in Alright" they began to boogie
Mason mellowed the atmosphere when
he sang a lighter tune cut from his latest
album titled "Showing Yourself Af
fection." In this song he featured Mike
Finnegan on the piano.
Finnegan was featured on the organ
midway in the show when he played
some funky blues in the song "Going
Down Slowly." He displayed a multi
ranged vocal and a superb talent on the
organ. His performance was spiked with
"Actually, I thought the general tone of
the campaign was not too acrimonious,
compared to some of the others," said
"No, it indeed wasn't," agreed Mans
field. "I've seen it much worse."
.Mansfield said Congress would recon
vene Nov. 18 and noted the President
would be leaving for Japan, South Korea
and his Siberian summit with Soviet
Communist General Secretary Leonid
Brezhnev Nov. 18.
The Senate leader pulled a single piece
of type-written paper from his coat
pocket, glanced at it and said Congress
would immediately begin consideration
of various legislation, including sup
plementary appropriation bills.
Ford said he himself has a list of
issue in the campaign and promised
cooperation with the new Democratic
majority in Congress to resolve the
In a development indicating continuing
easing of the tight Money crunch, more
commercial banks lowered their prime
interest rates, some to Jai per cent.
But there were unsettling develop
—United Mine Workers President Ar
nold Miller said he was not optimistic
that a quick settlement could be reached
in coal contract negotiations, which
resumed .in Washington, and tpereavere
scattered local walkouts to Protest the
lack of progress. Most returned to work
,at the urging of union officers. However,
- a nationwide strike Not'. 12 seemed
rocking rhythms and"rangyvocals. The
audience gave him a standing ovation af
ter his performance.
Mason displayed an almost innocent
sound in the song "The Lonely Ones."
Singing with a light voice he boasted
some fabulous guitar playing from the
tricky to the breathtakingly simple.
His latest song "You Can't Take It
With You When You Go" displayed some
of the' most danceable rhythms ever
created. In a sound of- untempo blues
Mason and his group played some very
heavy boogying music.
The audience was quick to boogie as
soon as Mason and the band loosened up
and played some good bumpin' music.
The show's highlight came when Fin
negan added a touch of progressive jazz
in a song featuring hin-;r* on the piano.
Mason on guitar, backed by his drummer
and two guitarists, joined in to add the
legislation he wants action on.
"The President said tome he expects
Congress to act responsibly; we will act
responsibly; we will meet them half
way," News Secretary Ron Nessen said.
"He doesn't consider the economy to be a
"The President is holding out a hand
and saying let's work together because
this problem is too important to play
Nessen said there is "no gloom, no
depression" in the White House.
- "It wasn't a very good day for
Republicans and it wasn't a very, good
day for Republicans he campaigned
for," Nessen said: He rejected.any idea
the Democratic tide was a rejection of
the President or his policies although
Ford campaigned for 47 candidates as
inevitable, threatening :widespread
layoffs and production losses in coal
—Sears Roebuck and Co., the nation's
largest department store chain, blamed
inflation and a reduction in earnings for
an undetermined number of layoffs at its
The company discharged 300 employes
in its new Sears Tower offices in Chicago.
—ln the wake of the poorest new cat
sales period in 10 years, Chrysler Corp.
said it is idling 7,000 more workers in
definitely by going from double to single
shifts at two plants in Detroit, one in
Newark, Del., and one in St. Louis.
In -earlier announced cutbacks, four
small car assembly plants were closed
this week, idling about 16,000 workers.
movement, uses foreign statistics which are invalid in the
United States. She said dangerous abortions are no longer the
main single cause for maternal 'death and the anti
abortionists' statistics no longer apply.
E. Val Liberace, associate pathologist at the Centre County
Hospital, admitted that the per cent of women suffering
physical damage from abortions is small, but that he believes
abortion is murder and should be legalized only under rare cir
Liberace said the most common argument given by pro
abortionists is a woman's right to her own body. "I agree that
a woman has a right to her own body, but that baby is not her
own body. It is a temporary house.
"It is a scientific and biological fact that it is not the mother,
it is only attached to the mother," Liberace said.
Scrima agreed, saying, "The pro-abortionists have one leg
to stand on that a woman has a right to her own body." She
said the slide presentation and' discussion given by CCHL
members proves the fetus is a separate potential human being.
"After that they don't seem to have much of an argument.
They have•no solid ground to stand on," Scrima said.
Marshall said he believes a woman should have the right to
her own body, "but we're talking about another person. She
does not have the right to destroy," he said. •
Marshall said the fetus is another human life which begins at
conception and that the fourteenth constitutional amendment
guarantees the right to life.
But Liberace said, "I do not know when life begins. But there
is *potential for life at the one cell stage."
Liberace said few doctors at the Centre County Hospital are
as strongly anti-abortion as he, and that five staff members
perform as many as 10 abortions a week. He said majority
of the doctors "accept abortion as a necessary evil. I don't
really think they like to do them. But after the first 50 abortions
they don't think about it anymore," Liberace said.
Other physicians agree with - *m. Dr. Landrum Shettles, of
the Presbyterian Hospital in 4. York, said, "From the
final touch on a mind-boggling per
Scott' born orn John Martin on acoustic
guitar o ed the show with an earthier,
less frene c though witty approach. In a
mind-traveling tune he 'pierced the
auditorium with an extremely exciting
melody. He took the audience's mind on a
journey through some electrifying
sounds to the. more mellow rhythms of
his guitar. His songs touched bits of
light, crisp melodies.
In a soft and plsing voice he sang the
old familiar tune "Singing In the Rain."
(I don't think Gene Kelly could have done
Martin ad Mason made a very com
patible team in a mixture of captivating
harmonies over high-voltage rocking.
Both the traditional Mason fans and
newcomers were well satisfied with the
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vice president and following his taking
office Aug. 9, barnstormed across the
nation for the GOP.
"Nobody here feels yesterdays elec
tion was a vote of no confidence in' the
President's economic program," Nessen
Although Ford called inflation the No. 1
campaign issue, Nessen said that "we
wouldn't disagree that it was a referen
dum on Watergate."
Ford is pushing for the lame duck
Congress to enactlis program, including
economic action 'a - ad confirming Nelson
A. Rockefeller. ak vice president.,._and
yesterday beginning work on a hold-the
line 1976 budget.
Nessen said Ford wants to work with
the new Congress and feels the Congress
wants to work with him.
Thus far nearly 52,000 auto workers have
been discharged indefinitely.
—Sugar prices climbed even higher in
world markets with the report that bad
weather in the Ukraine had damaged
much of the Soviet Union's sugar beet
crop. Record prices were paid for sugar
on the futures markets in New York .and
Becoming par - fly sunny this afternoon af
ter morning cloudiness. 'High 50. Clear
and cold 'tonight, low 32. Sunny and
warmer tomorrow, high 56.
moment of the union of the germ cells, there is under normal
development a living, defihite, going concern. To interrupt a
pregnancy at any stage is like cutting a link of a chain."
Liberace said there are circumstances where he would ap
prove an abortion.
These include pregnancies involving rape and others jeopar
dizing the mother's life.
But he added, "Most abortions are performed because it's
inconvenient for women to have a child. To me, that's not
enough of a reason. You're weighing convenience versus
human life and the scale just doesn't balance."
James Taylor, associate professor of engineering and a
CCHL member, agreed. "The right to life of the child
overrules the woman's right to convenience," he said, adding
that the fetus' rights are more important than the mother's.
Citizens Concerned for Human Life believe all human life is
sacred, Scrima said. "Our alternatives to this death solution is
to promote legislation that will safeguard human life and
dignity at all stages of development," she explained.
The Abortion Control Act passed last September is a step in
that direction. The new law '"makes it a little tougher for a
woman to have an abortion," Liberace said.
"I can't say I'm for or against it," the doctor said. "It's still
Taylor said he too is uneasy about the nation's permissive
abortion laws. "It disturbs me that it (abortion) is openly
legal. I'd find At less disturbing if people were doing it
illegally," Tayloi , said.
The Suprem Court's two year old ruling legalizing early
abortion sent shock waves through the pro-life movement, but
its leaders are reorganizing their forces in an effort to alter the
The declarationlmost offensive to pro-life group members is
the Court's declaration that the 3-month-old fetus is not con
sidered a pekson in the eyes of the law.
Anti-abortion forces are seeking an amendment to the Con
stitution to grant human rights to the unborn. The Buckley and
V 202 PATTEE
A UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM capacity crowd called Dave Mason hack twice
after his concert last night.
WASHINGTON (UPI) Three of the
Watergate coverup defendants asked
yesterday for new trials, claiming their
cases have been irreparably damaged by
U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica took
no immediate action, but was expected to
hear oral arguments on the. demand
within a few days, with the jury absent.
The trial is in its sixth week. _
Motions for a mistrial were filed by
John N. Mitchell and John D. Ehrlich
man. Defendant Kenneth W. Parkinson
who already has a mistrial motion,
pending asked to be tried separately.
The three claim the Watergate
prosecutors deliberately caught them by
surprise with crucial and damaging
evidence making it impossible to redeem
themselves in the jury's eyes.
"We urge the court to rescue Mr.
Parkinson from a sea of prejudice which
cannot be overcome short of a sever
ance," Parkinson's lawyers said in their
"Mr. Parkinson is entitled to a trial un
der circumstances where his counsel can
defend him forewarned of the existence
Hagan bills, which would establish that human life begins at
,conception. are penoling in Harrisburg. Similar bills have
L een pased in 10 statds.
Another proposal backed by anti-abortion groups, the
Barlett Amendment, would halt federal spending for abortions
or abortion referral services.
Pro-life leaders like Mary Johnston, in charge of Birthright,
Inc., are asking pregnant women to think twiqe before seeking
advice from abortion referral agencies. Birthright, new
emergency pregnancy counseling service, "protects the un
born baby's right to continue living and upholds the right of the
mother to give birth to her child," according to an open letter
from the organization.
"Birthright steadfastly underscores the human dignity and
worth of the mother as a person," the letter stated.
Johnstonsaid although Birthright has a "pro-life feeling, we
try to give the woman support for whatever she decides to lb.
We make no judgements and form no opinions," she said.
Although volunteers cannot offer psychiatric counseling,
their philosophy is, "a listening ear will help a ptegnant
Woman sort out her problems," according to volunteer Ellen
Schwartz explained that Birthright is a crisis intervention
center, whose representatives help a woman during and after
"Birthright counsels any women who have some difficulties
with any pregnancy. They may have trouble telling their
parents or may not have a place to live, or nsei:k maternity
clothes," Johnston said.
Women who make the decision to carry the pregnancy to
term are helped by Birthright with the birth and care of the in
fant. The organization guarantees confidentiality and John
ston said if legal or medical services are needed, cost is based
on the ability to pay.
The Birthright office is located at 108 W. Beaver Ave., Suite
201. A staff member may be reached anytime at 237-3163.
of evidence which the government has
termed 'a bombshell.' "
That "bombshell," which surfaced
Monday with the jury out, is a memoran
dum written two years ago by bugging
conspirator E. Howard Hunt Jr. that
links the administration to pledges of
hush money and pardons for the
Hunt had denied writing such a memo
until a month ago, when he admitted it to
the prosecutors. He testified about it at
the trial last week but since no copy
had been found, defense attorneys
suggested strongly on cross-examination
that he was lying.
During the weekend, former Hunt
lawyer William 0. Bittman, an unin
dicted co-conspirator in the case, surren
dered a copy of the memo to the
prosecution after denying under oath he
knew anything about it. The memo was
read toSirica Monday.
Lawyers for Mitchell, Egilichman and
Parkinton contended that the govern
ment was required to tell them in ad
vance of Hunt's new testimony, and since
it had not, they had been "seriously