Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on October 15, 1968 · 1
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The American Paper for Americans 122d YEAR No. 289 1968 Chicago Tribune (Itotajp twm THE W O R L D'S C R E AT EST NEWSPAPER SPORTS I HAL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1968 72 PAGES, 4 SECTIONS IQc v-f X'f t&m If 4 3 4 ' TRIBUNE Staff Photos: By Jack Mulcahy Dinner for a Heron A great blue heron spots prey swimming in Crawdad slough of county forest preserve at 104th avenue and 95th street. Bird zeroes in on bullhead, dives, and dinner is served. Apollo Beams TV Show CREW LOOKS GOOD, COAST PICTURE POOR Eisele Wears His Spacesuit BY FRED FARRAR IChictM Tribvn Prta Sm'c Houston, Oct. 14 The Apollo 7 astronauts put on a television spectacular today "from the lovely Apollo room high atop everything." It was this country's first live telecast from an orbiting spacecraft. The broadcast, which began shortly after 9:45 this morning Chicago time, showed the astronauts inside their spacecraft and also some views of the earth as they sped along the gulf coast of the United States and across Florida at about 17,400 miles per hour. Inside Pictures Clear While the views of the earth left a lot to be desired, mainly because of the difficulty of keeping the camera focused on one spot at that speed, those inside the spacecraft were remarkably clear, considering the distance involved and the limitations of the four-and-a-half-pound, hand-held camera used. At first the receiving station at nearby Corpus Christi, Tex., was unable to pick up the signal, but then the picture came on, showing the astro nautsWalter M. Schirra Jr., Donn F. Eisele, and Walter Cunningham sitting three abreast in the custom built couches. Described by Stafford As the picture came on, Astronaut Tom Stafford, the capsule communicator in the control room at the National Aeronautics and Space administration's manned spacecraft center here, said: "It looks real good. I can see Wally Schirra handle it now. And Donn has a smile on his face. There's Walt Cunningham. "The definition is pretty good down here; I can see the center hatch. Actually, I am amazed." After Eisele, who had moved forward, was ' asked to lean back because he was taking up too much of the picture, Stafford told him, "You forgot to shave this morning." "Lost my razor," was the quick reply. - Then Schirra held a sign up to the camera that read: "Keep those cards and letters coming in, folks." Eisele was the only one wearing a space suit. The others wore the coveralls they had donned last Friday shortly after starting their earth orbiting mission that could last up to 11 days. After the spacecraft passed the Corpus Christi-Houston area, Cunningham pointed the camera out the right window. One Clear Shot of Coast The astronauts reported that they could see Lake Pontchar-train just outside of New Orleans, and Mobile bay in Alabama. But only one clear shot of the coast line came thru, and that lasted briefly. The others were mostly a blur of motion or obscured by cloud cover. The television session came just a few hours before the astronauts began their fourth day in space on this first manned flight of the Apollo capsule that is designed to put Americans on the moon by the end of next year. The flight has been remark- Continued on page 2, col. 1 NOT ATTRACTING ANY Brenton Returns as Conqueror of Sea, Victim of the Lake BY MICHAEL KILIAN Francis Brenton's 16-month canoe voyage to and from Africa finally came to an end yesterdaycourtesy of the Chicago police department. It had to rescue him. He had braved 15,000 miles of heavy seas, hurricanes, treacherous currents, and near collisions with huge freighters, but the hardest part proved to be the 20 miles from Wilmette to Burnham harbor. It took him more than a day. Sails in 26-Foot Canoe Brenton set sail, in his 26-foot canoe from Lincoln park June 6, 1967. He traveled up the St. Lawrence seaway and across the Atlantic, arriving 106 days later in Senegal, West Africa. After a short stay, he started the return voyage, arriving in Waukegan Thursday night. Sunday morning he hoisted sail for the last leg of the trip, getting to a spot about a mile yi11 jJr M- I I Ii i-m miiiwiiMI )l it r I. inn ITRIBUNE Staff Photol Francis Brenton after arriving in Burnham harbor. off the Wilmette coast by Sunday night. That's as far as he got. His outboard motor gave out and his sails proved useless in the strong southerly winds. He had no choice but to sit and drift until the winds changed or someone came along. Calls Coast Guard A yacntsman came along a day later and wondered -what a man in a canoe was doing in the middle of Lake Michi gan. The yachtsman notified the coast guard, which notified Paul Anderson and William Banovitz of Belmont harbor's police marine unit one. Instructed by Mayor Daley to ex tend every courtesy to the world famous mariner, they went out and pulled his canoe home. Whatever the manner of his return, Brenton's welcome was tumultuous. Yachts, canoes, row boats, and fire boats turned out to greet him, with happy shouts and screaming sirens. He set foot on Chicago soil, pleased to be back, and pleased with the Chicago police department. Then he left for a hot shower. The Editor's WIGEST of the News ..... ,4 .nOHij Tvi" srr Vfrr - TRIBUNE Staff Photol Francis Brenton ends 16-month voyage behind power of city police boat. COP, 2 OTHERS SHOT IN BATTLE DURING HOLDUP An off-duty detective was slightly wounded early today in a gun battle after he happened upon a $250 robbery in a tavern. A patron and a youth believed to be one of the robbers, also were shot. The policeman, Louis C. Pote, 40, was shot in the left arm. as he struggled with one of three robbers fleeing the Crystal lounge, 6500 S. Ashland av. The patron who was shot, Arthur Pauley, 58, of 6332 S. Ashland av., was wounded in the head. As Pote fell to the pavement outside the saloon he drew his revolver and fired at two of the fleeing bandits. Harold Davis, 15, of 6630 LaGin St., was shot in the buttock. . THE WEATHER TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 198 CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly sunny and warm today; high, in lower 80s; partly cloudy tonight; low, in middle 60s; southerly winds 15 to 20 m. p. h. Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and continued warm. NORTHERN ILLINOIS t Partly sunny, warm, and humid today; high, 78 to 86; chance of a few showers northwest tonleht; low, In the 60s. Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with chance of showers; continued warm. HOURLY TEMPERATURES 7a. m...W5 3:30 t3 a. m....S 4 p.m. ...82 ..... 5 p.m. ...82 10 a.m.. ..72 p. m....80 11 a. m.. ..75 7 p.m.. ..77 Noon 78 8 p.m.. ..74 1p.m.. ..81 p. m....75 2 P.m.. ..82 10 p. HI....73 3 P. ni.... 82 Estimated. tHish. (Lew. 11 p. m....72 Midnight. .72 1 a. m....69 2 a. m....9 3 a. m....4? 4. m...48 5 a. m...M 6 a. m...45 WEATHERMAN'S RECORD His forecast for yesterday wass Partly s loedy and warm with chance of showers or thundershowers; high,, la apper 70s; low. In Ms. THE MOON fu LKOftWt Nw Wrong first Oil. n a n-m e id Oct.6 Oct. 14 Oct.lS-20 Oct J I Oct.22-27 OcUS Smrise, 7:02. Sunset, 6:10. Woonrise, 12:4 a. m. tomorrow. Montins stars: Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter. Evenina stars! Venus and Saturn. For 24 hours ended 1 a. m., Oct. 15: Mean temperature, 74 deirees; normal, 57; month's deficiency, it year's excess, 222. Relative humidity, 7 -a. m., 87 per. cent; 1 p. m., 5?; 7 p. m., 42. Precipitation, none; month's total Jl of an inch; October normal, 2.71 Inches year's total 21.07 inches; deficiency thru Sept. 30, 5.54 inches. Highest wind velocity, 25 m, p. h. at 2:53 p, m. from south. Barometer, T . m., 80.04; 7 p. m. 30.01. (Map and other reports en pas 14 Tuesday, October 15, 1968 LOCAL I Nearly 28,000 students stay out of 32 high schools in a Negro-led boycott over de mands for more black teachers and community control. Page 1 An inspector for the state revenue department is fired when he is accused of accepting payoffs in wholesale cigaret tax fraud investigation. Page 2 County announces 11-million- dollar purchase of 2,508 acres for forest preserve. Page 3 Tribune learns first aerial ladder truck to arrive at Mickelberry blast could not be used because of its poor con dition. Page 7 Sen. Dirksen arrives here to spend remainder of campaign in state. Page 13 Three Chicagoans an associate of crime syndicate hoodlums, a former savings and loan association operator, and a defense attorney are denied hearings in unrelated appeals by United States Supreme court. Page 18 ! NATIONAL Apollo sends back first television show. Page 1 The 90th Congress goes home after House Democrats end attempts to block adjournment until the Senate acted on TV debate bill. Page 8 INTERNATIONAL Committee of Inter-American Press association is urged to fight censorship in states of siege and under emergency laws. Sec. 1A, p. 10 Pope Paul VI condemns "arbitrary experiments" in church liturgy that do not conform with faith, tradition, and canon law. Sec. 1A, p. 12 High Panama official predicted overthrow of President Arnulfo Arias 11 days ago, Barry Bishop, The Chicago Tribune's Latin America correspondent, says. Sec. 1A, p. 12 SPORTS Randy Matson and Jim Hines win gold medals for U. S. Spt. l Cubs lose Arcia, Stoneman in baseball expansion draft. Spt. 1 Shaken Green Bay Packers are hard to recognize. Spt. 1 FINANCIAL Stock market records slight advance. Sec. 3, p. 5 Belt railway prepares for possibility of strike extending into winter. Sec. 3, p. 5 EDITORIALS Panama Proves a Point; Leon Stolz; Who Runs Chicago's Schools?; Have Criminals No Pride? Page 16 Features Action Express Sec.lA.p. 1 Bridge by Goren ....Sec. 2, p. 2 Capitol Views Page 12 Classified Ads Section 2 Cromie on Books Page 18 Crossword puzzle ..Sec. 3, p. 15 Drama, music, movies . . .Sec. 2 How to Keep Well Page 16 Jumble Sec. 3, p. 15 Line o' Type or Two . . .Page 16 Living Faith .i Page 10 Riddle .....Sec. 3, p. 15 Suzy Says Sec. 2, p. 1 TV and Radio Sec. 2, p. 19 Weather Page 14 Your Horoscope Sec. 3, p. 15 NEGRO-LED BOYCOTT HITS 32 BUILDINGS Expect Most to Return Today Nearly 28,000 students stayed out of 32 high schools yesterday in a Negro-led boycott over demands for more black teachers and more community control over schools. Most of the boycotters are among the estimated 61,000 Negro high school students in the city. They are expected to return to classes today. More than 3,000 boycotting students met at a south side theater and then marched to a nearby park. A group from Crane High school, 2245 Jackson blvd., marched to the WHO RUNS CHICAGO SCHOOLS? See the editorial on page 16 board of education office, 228 N. La Salle st. One of the Crane marchers was arrested at La Salle and Randolph streets, and four students were arrested after a rock-throwing disturbance , at Hirsch High school, 7740 Ingle-side av. Parker Hardest Hit Hardest hit by the boycott was Parker High school, 6800 Stewart av., where 94 per cent were absent. Eight other schools had absentee rates of more than 50 per cent. They were Harlan, 9652 Michigan av., 90 per cent; Hyde Park, 6220 Stony Island av., 72 per cent; Lindblom, 6130 S. Wolcott av., 70 per cent; Waller, 2039 Orchard St., 67 per cent; Simeon Vocational, 8235 Vincennes av., 65 per cent; Phillips, 244 E. Pershing rd., 60 per cent; Englewood, 6201 Stewart av., 57 per cent; and Calumet, 8131 May st., 51 per cent. Twelve other schools had 20 to 50 per cent absent. They were Crane; Du Sable, 4934 Wabash av.; Farragut, 2345 Christiana av.; Fenger, 11220 Wallace st.; Forrestville, 4401 St. Lawrence av.; Harrison, 2850 24th blvd.; Cregier Vocational, 1820 Grenshaw st.; Dunbar Vocational, 3000 Martin Luther King Jr. dr.; Flower Vocational, 3545 Fulton blvd.; South ' Shore, 7627 Constance av.; Wells, 936 N. Ashland av.; and Chicago Vocational, 2100 E. 87th st. List Other Schools The remaining schools-Austin, Carver, Marshall, Morgan Park, and Tilden had between 10 and 20 per cent absent. School officials said 10 per cent absenteeism is considered normal and pointed out that some students were absent because of a Jewish holiday. The boycott had been called Friday by the New Breed, a student group at Harrison, and sev- Continued on page 2, col. 5 CARTOONS Sec. Pa. All in Sport ...3 4 Brenda Starr ...2 2 Gil Thorp 3 4 Kiwi 2 4 Laush's Matter 1 14 Mac Divot 3 3 Moon Mullins ..3 1 Peanuts 2 1 The Neighbors.. 1 14 Woody's World .3 2 Sec. Ps. Comic Page: ..3 15 Andy Capo, Fred Basset, Dennis, Dick Tracy, Dondi, Fer-d'nand. Gasoline Alley, Lolly, On Staoe, Orphan Annie, Rick O'Shay, Smidgens, Terry, Winnie Winkle. Obituaries ....Sec. lAp.H U. S. Captures Two Olympic . Gold Medals The United States won two Olympic gold medals in the competition in Mexico City yesterday. Randy Matson tossed the shot 67 feet, 4 inches to capture that event. Jimmy Hines streaked thru the 100 meter dash in 9.9 seconds, tying the pending world record and setting an Olympic record. Sports Editor George Strick-ler is covering this assemblage of the world's greatest athletes for The Tribune. His story is in the sports section. f Vv

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