Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 14, 1970 · Page 24
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Peak climbers wave off rescuers Mine offers $10,000 each to survivors United Press International YOSEM1TE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. Two mountain climbers who have spent 22 days on the vertical side of 3,400-foot El Capitan waved off rescuers yesterday and said they would make it to the top. The National Park Service temporarily postponed a complicated rescue operation after Warren Harding, 46, shouted from his perch 2,000 feet above the valley floor that he and Dean Caldwell, 27, would go on. They had 1,000 feet to go to reach the top, and Harding estimated they could make it in five days if the weather held. The park service said the climbers had asked for the rescue Wednesday. Members of the climbers' ground party said they never had asked for help. All but four members of an 18-man team of expert climbers flown by helicopter to the top of the huge granite monolith Thursday were ordered withdrawn. But Rangers said the operation was so dangerous that if the climbers get in trouble and request help it "may not be justified" to "risk the lives of 20 men for 2." Harding, who led the first ascent of El Capitan 12 years ago, and Caldwell were in the fourth week of their climb. Although El Capitan, one of the most dangerous climbing peaks in the world, has been conquered hundreds of times since Harding and two others first climbed it in 1958, the route the two are taking never has been negotiated successfully. It is so steep that climbing it is like crawling up the underside of a saucer. Harding and Caldwell made It to a narrow ledge Thursday night, where they were able fay-:-. v 1 I -r&&K .... ij Associated Press Arrow shows progress point of two climbers who are struggling to scale 3,400-foot 1 Capitan peak in Yo-semite. Associated Press FARMINGTON, W. Va. -Survivors of 78 men killed in a mine disaster two years ago were offered $10,000 each yesterday in a settlement proposed by the Consolidation Coal Co. Widows, mothers and other survivors of the miners met at nearby Fairmont and then here with lawyer Kenneth Ya-blonski to study the proposal. It would allow Consolidation to resume mining operations and give it the option to recover 76 bodies or leave them in the giant Consol No. 9 cavern forever. Two bodies have been recovered. "You've been over a barrel since the first day your husbands stepped into a mine," Yablonski, son of slain United Mine Workers leader Joseph Yablonski, told the widows. "This agreement won't change anything as far as that is concerned. If you had shut up two years ago, they wouldn't be offering you $10,000 today." The company's proposal will be void unless survivors representing at least 60 of the 78 families ratify it by next Sunday, the two-year stattuo-ry limit since the Nov. 20, 1968, explosions and fire. to spread their clothing and equipment out to dry. It had been soaked by the rain that slowed their progress to a few feet a day, depleted their food supply to some beef jerky and a few candy bars and pelted them at night as they slept in tentlike hammocks suspended Agnew confers awards on crews of 3 Apollos from the cliff. A Ranger said the request for help had been received "the night before last." Others at the base, who have been exchanging shouted messages with Harding, denied it, though they said the mountaineers had been "discouraged" when it appeared their food would run out. mmmmmmwmmmmm i Camelback Sunset Chapel ample parking 301 W. Camelback 277-2603 Associated Press WASHINGTON - Vice President Spiro Agnew conferred the space agency's highest award yesterday on the Apollo 11, 12 and 13 flight crews and their former commanding officer, Thomas O. Paine. "I am proud of you, the President is proud of you, the nation is proud of you. We salute you," Agnew said. On hand to receive the distinguished service medal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, along with former administrator Paine, were Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin of the Apollo 11 crew, James A. Lovell Jr., Commander of the Apollo 13 crew, and the entire crew of Apollo 12, Charles Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon and Alan L. Bean. Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 flight and the first man to set foot on the moon, and two Apollo 13 crew members, John L. Swigert Jr., and Fred W. Haise Jr., were unable to attend. Agnew, chairman of the National Aeronautics and Space Council, spoke of the boldness of the Apollo 11 first lunar landing, the cool precision of the near - perfect Apollo 12 flight, and the lesson in bravery and calm performance under, stress as the Apollo 13 crew transformed the lunar module into a life raft in space. Of the Apollo 12 mission, Agnew said, smilingly, "I wish that Pete Conrad had checked up with me to improve his TV program before he left." A major disappointment of the flight was the early failure of the color TV camera, which may have been pointed inadvertently at the sun. 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