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Saturday, April 18, 1970
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tmi: :oi i:ii:r-.ih kn l ioi is ii.i r. kv. ti i;dv mui;mm;. n;n, '(TO ic'll Eat ougias says ook If It's Seditious i' ""n : 1 hit I - I . -:i - 1 " j lni i iiiiMiiir l ' " ' ' ' 'SriniiimMm J"' " YOUNG AND OLD family members of the Apollo 13 astronauts celebrated their safe splashdown in different faces and places. In the photo at the left, James A. Lovell III, 15-year-old cadet at St. John's Military Academy at Delafield, Wis., watched his father's return Associated Press at school while in Denver, Colo, the parents of John L. Swigert, Dr. and Mrs. J. Leonard Swigert, beamed with relief and lifted champagne glasses as they met the press after viewing the splashdown. The Swigerts kept the press supplied with plenty to drink. 06 Hours 011 Tight Rope Beneath Smiles Apollo 13 Wives Revealed Strain By B. J. PHILLIPS Los Angeles Times-Washington Post Service HOUSTON The wives of Apollo 13 brought an extra dimension to the usual words, about being "relieved and happy." Their husbands had just returned from the most hazardous American space flight and their faces mirrored the 86 hours of tension and fear much more clearly than the exhiliration of their statements to reporters after splashdown. "Isn't this a great day?" Mrs. Marilyn Lovell asked the crowd gathered on the lawn of her suburban Timber Cove home. But tiny cracks in her make-up deepened when she was asked if she would like her husband to fly another mission: "Selfishly, I would not want him to make another flight," Mrs. Lovell said, "not after this one. It has been a nightmare." Mrs. Lovell had made a similar statement before the flight, her husband's fourth. But this time, there was the word "nightmare" and an extra emphasis on her desire that he follow his plans to retire from flight status after Apollo 13. Mrs. Mary Haise, expecting a fourth child in June, said, "I feel marvelous. I never felt better in my life." Her eyes had the weary, washed out look of someone who had not "slept or eaten very much since Monday," and "only felt relieved when he hit the water. Only then. That (Monday night) was the longest night of my life," Both wives woke at 6:30 yesterday morning, turned the several television sets in each home and activated the "squawk boxes" that connect them to Mission Control at the Houston Manned Flight Center. Crowds of Friends Gather There were 40 friends and neighbors at the Lovells, nearly 30 at the Haises. A special communion service was performed at Mrs. Lovell's request early in the morning. As the time for reentry drew closer, both wives withdrew from their guests and watched the final stages in private rooms. Mrs. Lovell went into her husband's study. Neil Armstrong, Charles Conrad and Edwin Aldrin joined her and three of the four Lovell children, Barbara, 16, What Do Astronauts Eat Aftpr Harrl WWk in Snare? 1 Susan 11, and Jeffrey, 4. James A. Lovell ABOARD USS IWO JIMA (AP) What m is in military school in Wisconsin, do astronauts eat after more than a week The astronauts explained the maneu-of skimpy meals in space? vers for Mrs. Lovell. When the main para-Here's what astronauts James A. chutes opened and the capsule was picked Lovell Jr. and John L. Swigert Jr. ate up by television cameras in the Pacific, aboard the carrier USS Iwo Jima after Mrs. Lovell broke the silence with "a splashdown yesterday. wild whoop and a dash into the den" Lovell had pineapple, sausage links, where her other guests were cheering, cheese omlette, toast, milk and coffee. Mrs. Haise watched re-entry and splash-Swigert went for fresh fruit, tenderloin down from her bedroom. Her astronaut-steak, scrambled eggs and coffee. interpreters, Alan Bean and Gerry Carr, There was no word on what Fred W, her sister, Mrs. Susan Dunkle and the Haise Jr., the third astronaut, ate. Haise children Margaret, 14, Fred, 11, Environmentalists Lose At 2 Colleges on GM Issue From ap and nyt Dispatches The proposals call for the placing of three The regents of the University of Cali- new members on the GM board to repre- fornia and the University of Michigan sent the public, and the setting up of a yesterday rejected efforts by environ- committee that could look into General mentalist groups and declared that the Motors' records on problems such as pol- schools' 128,696 shares of General Motors lution. Corp. stock would be voted for GM man- The Michigan regents said they had agement. "a consistent policy of voting university A group of Washington lawyers backed shares for the recommendations of the by Ralph Nader and with support from management or of withholding its proxy campus groups is putting two proposals votes and disposing of its shares. It will before GM stockholders at the May 22 continue this policy for the next GM annual meeting to be held in Detroit, stockholders' meeting, and will vote for the recommendations of the management." The California regents decided it was up to the investment committee to decide how to vote its 100,000 shares of stock, valued at $7 million. Regent Frederick C. Dutton had asked the board to order the stock voted in support of the consumer and minority hiring proposals. Snyder, Coivger Criticize Advice From the Bench The courier-Journal & Times Bureau WASHINGTON Congressmen M. Gene Snyder and William O. Cowger are scolding a federal judge for telling disgruntled parties in court to write their congressmen. The object of this congressional pique is U.S. District Court Judge James F. Gordon of Louisville. Gordon was sitting at a hearing in which contempt citations were discussed for violation of a railroad strike settlement imposed by congressional act. The unions were unhappy over the congressionally imposed settlement and Gordon, who said he had to obey the law, said, "If you are disappointed with what Congress has done, you should write your congressmen." And then Gordon reportedly allowed that he might have done differently from what Congress did, had he been in Congress. A joint statement from the congressmen's offices said Gordon's statement "represented a breach of judicial decorum and a serious lack of discretion. ... "Noting that Judge Gordon is not an elected representative of the people, and as Judge Gordon himself recognized, he is sworn to uphold the acts of Congress, Snyder and Cowger urge Judge Gordon to refrain from such unnecessary and ill-advised comments in the future." 'mmm "Christian Care far All Faiths" FL.fivOUr" CONSTRUCTION BETHESDA MANOR NURSING HOME 964-3381 1252 FORREST DRIVE 4 Open Thurs. 'til 9 P.M. 6j (I. I OU3 . VO -A V'-, CM' SHELBYVILLE RD. PLAZA and Steve, 8, kept secluded vigil with her. When the communications plane estab-shed radio contact with Apollo 13, the guests sighted rather than cheered. Applause waited for splashdown. Once the men were safely down, President Nixon called the wives to "express gratefulness that Fred was back and tell me of his concern for the families," Mrs. Haise said. "That meant a lot to me," Mrs. Haise said, but she was more excited about talking to her husband on a telephone hookup from the USS Iwo Jima. The call to the Iwo Jima linked the Haises and Lovells and Dr. and Mrs. L. Leonard Swigert, parents of the third astronaut, to the crew of Apollo 13. The wives said they were confident that the men would return after they got over the initial shock of the events that imperiled their husbands' lives Monday night. But, as Mrs. Lovell turned to go back into her house, after the brief press conference, she stopped to thank reporters for "respecting my privacy during this . . . this . , ." Then, finding a word, she called it, "This thing." WASHINGTON (AP) Justice William O. Douglas said yesterday that if his latest book advocates rebellion "I'll eat it without any mayonnaise or anything." Douglas declined to comment on the substance of a move in the House to seek his possible impeachment from the Supreme Court. "Well, let's say I don't read anything about myself, whether it's good or bad," he said. Douglas was interviewed on the ABC Evening News program Asked if he finds this controversy more heated than some others he's been in, Douglas countered, "What controversy are you talking about?" Douglas was told the reference was to a move by House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford, supported by more than 100 colleagues, to set up a special committee to investigate his conduct, with a view toward impeachment. "Well, that's happened before," Douglas said. ". . . Back in 1953 . . . there were hearings and everything." A special committee was set up in the House in 1953 after Douglas granted a stay of execution later overturned by the full court to the convicted atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. No resolution of impeachment resulted. One of Ford's accusations against the justice is that his book, "Points of Rebellion," contains statements which encourage, aggravate and incite violence, anarchy and civil unrest. In the ABC interview, Douglas was asked: "Well, what about your new book . . . some people say that you advocate rebellion?" Douglas: "Well, I'll give you . . . I'll present you with a copy, and let you make up your mind. And if you find that I do that, I'll eat it without any mayonnaise or anything." Q. "Ha, ha, ha, ha." Douglas: "Is that fair enough?" Q. "That's fair enough." Douglas: "Would you all excuse me?" Q. "Surely." Douglas: "I've got a dentist appointment." Kcntuckian, Hoosiers Back Douglas Study The Courier-Journal I Times Bureau WASHINGTON One Kentucky and four Indiana congressmen all Republicansjoined the move to investigate, and possibly impeach Supreme Court justice William O. Douglas. Nearly a fourth the House's membership sponsored a resolution to set up a select committee to consider a Douglas impeacement. Fourth District Rep. M. Gene Snyder of Jeffersontown is the sole Kentucky congressman to join in on the resolution. Snyder, who is in Louisville this weekend, said he will make a statement on the matter Monday. The Indiana Congressmen are: Roger H. Zion of Evansville, John T. Myers of Covington, Richard L. Roudebush of Nashville, and Earl F. Landgrebe of Valparaiso. "I think it would be a shame to cast this aspersion on Justice Douglas, if he is innocent," Zion said. "But we owe it to the people of the United States to find out which of these allegations are true and which are not true." Mrs. Grissom to Aid In School Dedication TULSA, Okla. (AP) Mrs. Betty Grissom will come to Tulsa April 26 to help dedicate an elementary school named in honor of her late husband, Virgil Gus Grissom, pioneer American astronaut who died 39 months ago in a triple tragedy. An Air Force lieutenant colonel, Grissom was the first man to soar twice into space. He and two fellow astronauts, Edward White and Roger Chaffee, were killed in January, 1967, in a flash fire in the Apollo 1 space capsule. A photo of Grissom and other pictures and plaques donated by the Houston headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration hang in the school, which opened late September. Mrs. Grissom's youngest son, Mark, 16, will accompany her for the ceremonies. Apollo 11 Display Delayed SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The opening of an exhibit of the Apollo 11 command ship was delayed for a few minutes yesterday while a crowd of waiting school children heard radio accounts of the splashdown of the Apollo 13 crew. The children cheered when word came. Sacramento is the first stop on a 50-state tour for the gear from the first manned moon landing. Shop Monday through Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. DEPARTMENT STORES 3 Louisville's Greatest Appliance Sale! IF TTMEMI MSA I Save on Famous Air Cont,'t'oners : " n i r h i5ww" i rhejn an u M ten p ii in "T -a r wm mjL IISmS If fill I A size for your needs. 5,000 to 30,000 BTU's Use Our Convenient Time Payment Plan'. 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