Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 1975 · Page 23
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July 27, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 23

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$B -July 27,1975 Doctors 'Very Optimistic' About Astronauts' Recovery HONOLULU (AP)-The three Apollo astronauts moved from an intensive care unit to a luxurious private hospital suite Saturday, and doctors said they were "very optimistic" about their full recovery within a week from toxic gas fumes the crew breathed on its return to earth. Doctors said the astronauts were improved and generally in satisfactory condition. * * * THE MOVE TO PRIVATE quarters seemed to indicate increasing satisfaction on the part of doctors that the worst of any danger was over for Thomas P. Stafford, Donald K. Slayton and Vance D. Brand. Trash, Treasure Sale Thursday in Elkview Trash and Treasure sale will be sponsored by the Elk Valley Christian School of Elkview at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31 and Aug. 1 in the CIO Building one mile below Clendenin on U. S. 119. Baked goods and hot dogs will also be sold and all proceeds will go to the school. Tests of the crewmen's lungs continued to make sure there were no delayed effects from funes that poured into their spacecraft during decent Thursday following the joint U.S.-Soviet space mission. The Apollo crew surgeon, Dr. Arnauld Nicogossian, said the latest tests "indicate improvement of previously reported signs of pulmonary irritation due in inhaled fumes. "They are ambulatory and do not exhibit any previously reported signs and sump- toms." Nicogossian said the astronauts would be kept under observation for the next 24 to 48 hours. The crewmen made a brief appearance on a rooftop patio to pose for pictures. They said they were glad to feel the bright sunshine. "We all feel lots better and anxious to get on the road," said Stafford. The astronauts inhaled fumes that filled i their spacecraft as it par\ achuted to a splashdown [Thursday in the Pacific \ Ocean 330 miles west of I Honolulu. I Dr. Peter Bartelloni, i chief of medicine at Tripler, and Dr. Arnauld ,,_, j Nicogossian of NASA, y said X rays showed no increase of fluids in the "·, x .,\ . lungs of the three men. Bartelloni Bartelloni add that Brand has shown the most rapid improvement and there was no worsening of lesions found in Slavton's lungs. DEEP BREATHS cause the astronauts to cough, doctors said, and the men are being given cortisone to help prevent a fluid buildup. Medical complications that could develop include bronchitis, pneumonia and general weakness, but doctors said there was no indication the men were sliding into these types of problems. Bartelloni said they were in good spirits, eating well and were able to read and talk with their families by te-' lephone. Space agency officials I said the type of gas in-l haled by the spacemen} has not been identified. There was speculation it could have been nitrogen tetroxide, a highly corrosive chemical which i can cause serious lung complications as late as' 72 hours after exposure. Nicogossian There is also a possibility it could have Astronauts Call Wives From Intensive Care Unit of Tripler Army Hospital (From Left) Vance Brand, Donald Slayton and Thomas Stafford -APWireahoV a hydrazine compound or the gas byproduct of explosive devices which deplov the spacecraft parachutes and jettison a heat shield cover. Nitrogen tetroxide and monomethyl hydrazine are the chemicals in the rocket propellant aboard the Apollo command ship. The gas streamed into the spacecraft during the last 24,000 feet of its fall to the Pacific Ocean. The astronauts donned oxygen masks after splashdown, but doctors estimated they breathed the fumes in low concentrations for about 10 minutes. Brand passed out, but was quickly revived by his crewmates. TREATMENT OF the astronauts began on the carrier USS New Orleans shortly after splashdown Thursday. The men were transferred to Tripler after the TheNew Orleans docked Friday at Pearl Harbor. Engineers carefully examined the Apol : lo command ship, but found no evidences of leaks. The spacecraft was unloaded from the New Orleans and was to be taken to Downey, Calif., for a thorough check by its manufacturer. Italy's Christian Democrats Compromise in Leader Choice (C) JV.V. Time* Service Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov and Astronaut Thomas Stafford Photo Was Taken During the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project -APWirephoto ROME--The Christian Democratic party, after hours of late-night deliberations, elected Benigno Zaccagnini, chairman of the party's national council, as political secretary in a 3 a.m. vote Saturday. He succeeds Amintore Fanfani, the former top leader of the party, who was voted out of office by the council last Tuesday, following party setbacks in recent regional elections. The choice of Zaccagnini was an unexpected one and appeared to be a last-minute compromise. The national council wrangled for days over the choice of a successor to Fanfani, with the most prominent name put forward that of Flaminio Piccoli, a member of the party's largest faction and a well-known conservative. His nomination ran into trouble when part of the left wing of the party was joined by supporters of Fanfani in opposing Piccoli. Zaccagnini, a 63-year-old pediatric surgeon from Ravenna in northeastern Italy, who has chaired the national council meeting during the tension-filled past week, was elected with 93 votes of the 176-member body. Eleven votes went to other candidates and there were 72 abstentions. The abstentions were understood to have come from the Piccoli supporters, . who refused to consider another candidate but who apparently had been convinced not to stalemate the choice of a new secretary. 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