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Page 2 The Salina Journal — Sunday, November 15,1961 People UPI Photo RECORD SETTERS - The four crewmen of the Double Eagle V, which completed its trans-Pacific flight late Thursday, talk to newsmen Friday about their trip. From left are Larry Newman, Ron Clark, Ben Abruzzo and Rocky Aoki. Leak nearly foiled balloonists • SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - One of the four adventurers who completed a historic balloon flight across the Pacific Ocean said their craft was falling apart and never performed at its best because it developed a leak on takeoff from Japan. "The balloon flew very, very poorly the whole flight because we had a leak," Ben Abruzzo, 51, the skipper, said Friday after the Double Eagle V crash-landed on a 2,300-foot- high mountain ridge in northern California. ;:-Abruzzo said the leak apparently started when the balloon snagged on a/tree at takeoff. ~ The crewmen were able to pump gas from tanks into the balloon to continue on in the flight. Abruzzo told a celebration dinner in San Francisco that he and his fellow crewmen hoped to repair the craft in the next several months and resume their travels. Asked their destination, the captain smiled: "As far as they can go." Last week's flight was the first time a manned balloon had flown across the Pacific and was the longest non-stop balloon ride ever made — nearly 6,000 miles. With Abruzzo, a real estate developer, were Larry Newman, 33, and Ron Clark, 41, all of Albuquerque, N.M., and Rocky Aoki, owner of the Benihana restaurant chain, who put up $250,000 to help finance the trip. fund-raising Danceathon set SOMEONE SPECIAL - Jack/ Sorensen, originator of Aerobic Dancing, talks with a Special Olympics athlete. She will appear Nov. 19 on the "Today" show to talk about Danceathon '81. WICHITA, Kan. - A four-hour Aerobic danceathon is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henry Levitt Arena on the Wichita State University campus. It's one of 126 such marathons scheduled throughout the country as Aerobic Dancing celebrates its 10th anniversary. Over 100,000 students and 4,000 instructors will participate. And the beneficiaries of "Danc- eathon '81" will be the Special Olympics, the physically fitness program for the mentally retarded. Students can dance as many of the Danceathon's 50 dances as they wish, and will try to obtain sponsors. Participants will receive a T-shirt, and those who take part in all 50 dances will be given a special souvenir patch. The Kansas Danceathon chairwoman is Kathy Konzem, Beloit, who can be contacted at 738-6507. More information also is available from Maridee Armstrong, Aerobic Dancing instructor in Salina, at 825-7887. Reagan retires Rickover WASHINGTON (UPI) - Adm. Hymen Rickover has little choice but to obey an order from his commander- in-chief that he retire next year, but left undetermined Saturday was whether he will accept the post of White House adviser on nuclear science. The departure of the 81-year-old maverick admiral, who has served on active duty for 59 years and is called the father of the nation's nuclear Navy, will mark the end of an eira. President Reagan made the decision to retire Rickover and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger broke the news to the admiral during a 40- minute meeting in his office Friday morning with Navy Secretary John Lehman in attendance, Lehman told reporters. "I don't want to leave the impression that he is being sacked," said Lehman. "He is not. No successor has been named, said Navy spokesman Adm. Bruce Newell. "The reason that it was this time is because it is time for a transition," Newell said of the decision to retire Rickover, :%>NG DISTANCE - President chats with space ttle astronauts Joe Engle Dick Truly during the •president's stop by the Houston Sjjace Center Friday afternoon. Seated beside Reagan is cap- UPI Pholo sule communicator Daniel Brandenstein. Standing (from left) are Hans Mark, deputy NASA administrator; James Beggs, NASA administrator, and Chris Craft Jr., space center director. Stockman article raises ethics questions By PATRICIA KOZA UPI Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Atlantic Monthly article that nearly cost budget director David Stockman his job has raised some questions about journalistic practices. The article by William Greider, an assistant managing editor at The Washington Post, portrays Stockman as highly critical of the administration's "supply-side" economic theory of sharp budget cuts and big tax reductions. Its publication apparently grew out of a misunderstanding — at least on Stockman's part — over the ground rules of a series of meetings between Stockman and Greider over a nine-month period. Greider wrote that when Stockman's appointment first seemed likely, "he agreed to meet with me from time to time and relate, off the record, his private account of the great political struggle ahead. The particulars of these conversations were not to be reported until later, after the season's battles were over..." Thursday, when a contrite Stockman said Presi- Government meetings Here is the schedule of governmental meetings for the week of Nov. 16-20. Meetings are open to the public and convene at Government Center, 300 W. Ash, unless otherwise designated. Monday City Commission, 4 .m., Room 200. (The commission meets in informal session at 3 p.m. in the City Manager's conference room.) Central Kansas Mental Health Board, 4:30 p.m., Mental Health Center. Saline County Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., Room 200 Tuesday Salina Recreation Commission, 1 p.m., Room 200. City Planning Commission, 4 p.m., Room 200. City Planning Commission (special meeting), 7:30 p.m., Room 200. (There is no County Commission meeting.) Wednesday UD305 Board of Education, 4 p.m., Room 200. Thursday Board of Zoning Appeals, 5 p.m., Room 200. Compiled by the League of Women Voters of Salina. Analysis dent Reagan was giving him another chance, Stockman described himself as "somewhat shocked" when he learned of the "gross misunderstanding." "From my viewpoint," said Greider, "there was no misunderstanding. It was for use later to be quoted." Off-the-record is usually defined as not for quotation, but the article specifically noted the proviso that "the particulars of these conversations" could be reported later — the apparent source of the "misunderstanding." Greider said they discussed the timing of the article at least three times, with their last talk in September, when "he (Stockman) agreed now is the time to write the article." Stockman, who described Greider as "an old friend of mine," agrees they discussed the timing. "I don't recall whether it was July or how the question was asked, but he (Greider) did indicate a desire to publish an article after the first phase of the program was completed," Stockman said at; Bis news conference. "I had no objection because I made that statement — I responded under the inv, pression that words in quotations would not be used! verbatim. He understood it differently.*' Stockman aide Ed Dale said the budget director believed "off-the-record" meant his name and his quotes would not be used in the story. "Obviously it) was imprecision (over the ground rules) that caused* some of the problem," Dale said. Of equal interest in journalistic circles is how The Post could have let itself — in effect — be scooped by one of its own editors. Post management agreed to the terms under which Greider would hold periodic meetings with Stockman but write only for the-Atlantic. - News organizations generally let employees ffeev lance for other publications, but most expect the" writer to give his own publication first crack at a major story. Greider explained part of the reason for the ar-, rangement. "Those were the original terms sought! by Stockman," he told United Press International. "It was to be a magazine article and not in The' Post." LASS (Continued from Page 1) had been in New York for a speaking engagement, has performed 21 such transplants. Soon after landing in Pittsburgh, Starzl again flew by a donated chartered jet to Wisconsin for the donor's liver. The liver, placed in a plastic bag filled with a solution to preserve it, was packed in ice for the journey to Pittsburgh. Lauren meanwhile, was being prepared for the transplant in Pittsburgh. Doctors said that in order for the organ to be compatible, the donor had to be a young child weighing no more than 30 pounds and having type A or 0 blood. The boy was said to be small for his age. Lauren's father said he was bouyed by the success Starzl has had with the use of cyclosporia-A, a drug he has used for the past seven months to reduce the chance of organ rejection. The drug is believed to increase the chance of success from 30 percent to 80 percent, Toohey said. "The choices were to do nothing, have chemotherapy, or have a transplant," Lauren's father said. "But chemotherapy really wouldn't have done any good. Her doctors told us that even if it worked, she would likely have cancer again within six months to a year." "If the cancer has not spread anywhere else, then her chances are excellent," Toohey said, adding that prelim- inarly tests indicated the cancer had been halted. Correction A film, "Paddington Bakes a Cake," and a puppet show, "Moon Bear," will be presented at 4 p.m. Monday at the Salina Public Library as part of Children's Book Week. An earlier story gave an incorrect time. (Continued from Page 1) protect the shuttle on re-entry but considerably less than the first flight when a number were lost. "It's a much cleaner bird from the tile point of view," he said. He also said he was "very pleased that the second flight of the Columbia was a very successful bird" and rated the success of the mission in the "90 to 95 percent class." A crowd of 200,000 people who gathered to welcome the ship home let out a big yell when the whito*nd-black spaceship broke through he clouds that had partially obscured its arrival. "Go, Joe baby," came one cry. "That's terrific," said another. "Welcome home," said the pilot of one of the chase planes that follow the shuttle in to landing. "Thanks, chase," Engle replied on the radio. Columbia kicked up a cloud of dust as it landed to end America's 33rd manned space mission. Off to the side of the runway was the Enterprise, the shuttle prototype Engle and Truly flew in vital pre-orbital testing. Technicians looking like moon walkers in their bulky white spacesuits checked out the area for toxic gases before declaring the runway safe enough for the astronauts to come out. After 42 minutes of turning off everything on board, Truly came out the door, followed moment! later by Engle. They smiled and waved and then took a quick inspection tour of the shuttle's outside before being driven to their quarters. More than two hours after it landed, work crews began towing the shuttle off the runway for reprocessing before sending it back to Cape Canaveral before Thanksgiving. The mission originally was scheduled to go five days and 83 orbits, but it was cut to two days and 36 orbits because one of the shuttle's three fuel cells that provide electricity died. The shuttle could land on only one, but officials decided not to take chances and called the craft back. "I wish we could have had two more SHUTTLE- HAPPY LANDING — The space shuttle Columbia, with Chapman's Joe Engle in command, stirs up clouds of dust from the dry lake bed as it days of it but it made sense to come home today," Truly said. The mission accomplished many of its objectives. The "arm," which possesses shoulder, elbow and hand joints, was flexed and extended into spade to show that it will work in the future. And scientists believed the two days provided enough data for the $11.6 billion worth of scanning experiments to be considered successful. Don Puddy, a flight director at Johnson Space Center in Houston, said the scientists running the experiments were "in general, estatic." "I think we all have a very good feel," said Chuck Lewis, another flight director, "I think we have accomplished a lot during the flight." Shortly after the astronauts left the spacecraft, technicians began removing a suitcase-sized container holding 72 sunflower seedlings flown as an test prelude to a more extensive space farming experiment later. UPI Photo completes two days of space flight and lands at Edwards: Air Force Base in California Saturday. And in landing, the astronauts put, the shuttle through a series of aero-' dynamic tests to check out the shuttle'* . stability, pitch and roll, center of grav-t ity and banking abilities. ."•••" ! Counting two practice runs in the Enterprise, it was the third time Engle and Truly had landed a shuttle. The shuttle had enough problems on the flight, however, for space officials* to do some re-evaluation before the, next one. ; In addition to the fuel cell, the launch; was postponed from Nov. 4 until Thursday because of contamination in the hydraulic turbines. Then the Thursday launch was delayed 2% hours to replace a data processing unit. But there were no problems in Saturday's return. The first one exactly seven months before had been more questionable because a winged spacecraft had never before re-entered ;the; Earth's atmosphere and it was iin-; known for certain whether the shuttle's* heat-absorbing tiles could protect; the; Columbia. Reagan ends turkey hunt sans fowl PEARSALL, Texas (UPI) - President Reagan had a "great day" Saturday on his first wild turkey hunt even though he did not bag any birds, an aide said. White House spokesman Larry Speakes said Reagan and his hunting party, all decked out in camouflage fa- tiges, stayed out for three hours on the Winston Ranch, a 500-acre spread in rugged, mesquite-covered hills about 90 miles west of San Antonio. Speakes said three wild turkeys were killed, but none by Reagan. "He declined to shoot because they were surrounded by hens," he said, describing Reagan's decision not to fire at the turkeys as "a mark of sportsmanship." "It was a great day," Speakes quoted Reagan as saying. The president will embark on another turkey hunt Sunday before departing for Washington on the so-called "doomsday" jumbo-jet, the flying command post designed for emergency presidential use in the event of a nuclear attack on the United States. It will be Reagan's first ride on the plane, where he will be given a briefing on the procedures in case of a national emergency. Retired investment banker J.O. Winston was the president's host for his maiden attempt at wild turkey hunting. Reagan was outfitted with a 12-gauge shotgun and a non-resident hunting permit as he set out on the trip in balmy, autumn weather accompanied by White House aides James Baker FUNDS (Continued from Page 1) one Seward County lending institution that participated in the program was far short of the damand. "The Realtors here would have preferred that the lenders had taken much more," Hopper said. However, the decision was made by the lenders, who had to consider the unstable financial climate at the time and were reluctant to commit to more than $500,000, he said. Wichita lenders who took the excess Salina funds would have been willing to issue mortgages to Seward County borrowers, but all the funds were taken quickly by Wichita homebuyeri, Witzke said. Salina lenders also disagreed with the observation by Seward County Realtors that demand for the MRB funds here was limited. "A local newspaper check with all your Salina lenders indicated funds were plentiful and exceeded by far the demand in Salina," the Seward County commissioners wrote. However, a survey by The Salina Journal showed that nearly $9 million of the original $10 million had been applied for by Salina homebuyera. Of the six Salina lenders involved in the program, only two reported that any significant amount was forwarded to Wichita. Homestead Savings & Loan Association forwarded $200,000 of the $1 million in MRB funds to which it had committed. Planters Bank committed to $500,000 and issued $375,000 in mortgages, forwarding the remaining $125,000 to Wichita's Fourth National Bank, according to bank executive Tom Poos. Security Savings, which committed to $3 million, has loaned out $2.2 million, and still has another 30 days before it must decide whether to turn the remainder over to a Wichita lender. The other three institutions - Missouri Valley Investment Company, Capitol Federal Savings & Loan and First Bank & Trust - all indicated they would lend aU or nearly all of their MRB funds to Salina borrowers, Salina Mayor Merle Hodges said Saturday he had not been advised of the situation, but doubted whether the city commission would have much sympathy for Seward County's complaint. and Michael Deaver and a Secret Service agent in the open jeep. The president was to hide in a hunting blind made from a pile of scrub, brush to await his shot at a passing turkey. Vice President George Bush, a former Texas congressman, was not a member of the party but sent Reagan his good wishes for the hunt Friday night in a telegram. . i The Salina Journal •' P.O. Ben TT» Zip Co* (7401 •' PuMiihed live dayi i wMk and Sundayi ate** Marnori*!, In- dapandanct and Ubor Daya, it 333 S. 4tt), Salina, Kanau, by- . • . • Sail* Journal, Inc. (USPS47MW) '•'.-. Frad Vandagrift, Praaldant and Publlihor ?• A Claim Wllliami, Editor v • . Swond-claupoitagapaldatSalliia.Kaniaa. .; FguaMratnaryU,un • ; .,' Dtpartmaot Haadi • UaBatfBfEdfcr Larry Mathiwi. Nan Utttr: Pat Carton. tatanrEdfer: Barbara PhUllpa. nataUttor:FritiMandaU. "-*"AdnrtUag: Paul W«bb, dlnctori Jim Pickttt, claatUlad ' . managar . "* Production: Kuiulb Ottlay, corapoatng toramani Howard* GniUr, pmi (oranw. .„» Orculatta: Mik» Allan, circulation mana<ar. 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