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Monday, May 21, 1973
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Qalesbuig Register-Mail aALfiSBW, ILL., mm., MAY 21, tm Pmt vt Spacemen HOUSTON (UPI) - With a flight director predicting ytihey'U (it us up," the three Skylab 1 astronauts step up their final training today for an unprecedented attempt Friday to repair the world's. largest spaceship. The latest plan is for the crewmen to cool the overheated space staition by extending sijver tand white parasol, "beach umbrella" large enough to cover a two-car garage, through an eighit-indh-square airlock. Before they do that, Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz plan to open the hatch of their Apollo command module, reach out with something akin to long boat hook and attempt to free one of Skylab's two jamimisd power generating solar cell wings. "I think we have a fairly good chance of doing that," flight director Neil Hutchinson said in an interview Sunday night. "If we can get the solar curtain up, and that wing out, we're back in business. We're set." Will Show Off Station George B. Hardy, a chief Skylab engineer, said operation of only one of the two stuck solar panels would give the big space station enough extra power to conduct a normal mission and support three crews as originally planned for a total of 140 days in space. "I'd say that would take us right back to the top of the world," he said at the Johnson Space Center. Itte astronauts, scheduled for launch at 9 a.m. EOT Friday, will intercept Skylab 7 hours iand 41 minutes later and show engineers at the center and viewers around the world what the sitation looks like. They will attempt to free the solar wing Friday and then' get a night's sleep in their Apollo before entering Skylab and raising the umbrella. Conrad Calls Signals Conrad will call the signals in orbit. Hutchinson said, "I couldn't think of a better guy I'd want in a position like this. I suspect they'll fix us up." After honing their space piloting skills in a command ship trainer and reviewing the parts of Skylab's new parasol, the three astronauts plan to fly to Huntsville, Ala., tonight to get in one final practice session in a 40-fooUteep, 1.4 million gallon water tank. By floating (submerged with special breathing apparatus, the astronauts can simulate weightlessness. They will prac tice raising two versions of a large owning—a potential back up Skylab remedy that would require work in open space. Hardy said the 22 by 24 foot umbrella, which can be erected safely from inside the space staition, is the prime candidate for the job. Hijacked P la tip Returns Safely East Meets West Soviet Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev kisses the hand of West German Chancellor Willy Brand's wife, Rut, during a dinner reception in Bonn Sunday. Brandt ad Brezh­ nev met earlier for their first intensive talk on major East- West security issues since the Russion leader's arrival May 18. UNIFAX Brezhnev's Visit to U.S. by Watergate U A I I 'C 'ELECTRIC nALL J SERVICE 220 VOLT • 100 AMP SERVICES — INSTALLED BASEMENTS REWIRED — CIRCUITS ADDED Up-Dat* Your Old Wiring. Get A Hold of the Experts ^ II • • •• FREE ESTIMATES WQII nOII No Job Too Small 342-2786 CARACAS (UPI) - A Venezuelan airliner hijacked over the Andes returned safely Sunday from Cuba after two days of wandering flights across Latin America under threat of destruction by four armed guerrillas. The 23 passengers and five crew members were not harmed, but they said as they left the plane that they were frightened during an odyssey that lasted 30 hours and took them through four countries. Hundreds of friends and relatives congregated at the airport, but Venezuelan politi cal police whisked the passengers and crew away for questioning about the four guerrillas. The twin-engine Convair, owned by the state-run Avensa airlines, was hijacked over the Andes on Friday while on a domestic flight to Caracas. During the ordeal the guerrillas diverted the plane to Curacao, Panama, Mexico and Cuba. The guerrillas, members of the leftist "Point Zero" group, threatened to Mow up the plane unless Venezuela released 79 "political prisoners." The guerrillas were armed with pistols and hand grenades. The Venezuelan government refused the guerrilla demand and the guerrillas, by then in Mexico, dropped their, threat and instead ordered the plane to Cuba. "It was in Mexico where we really became frightened after learning of the decision in Venezuela," co-pilot Omar'Cas­ tro said after returning" to Caracas. \ The passengers reported:that the guerrilas were led; by Federico Bottini Marin, 85, who escaped from prison four months ago while servirig a 15- year sentence for a 1969 kidnaping. ; "We knew the leader was Bottini Marin, not because he told us but because he was recognized," said Mrs. Cafmen de Anez, one of five passengers who returned to Caracas Saturday night after* being allowed to leave the plane in Panama. t Political police were "reportedly questioning the passengers to determine the identities of the three other guerrillas, one of whom was a woman. Florida has an average annual rainfall of 49.97 inches. — The Water-President gate affair, said Leonid I. Brezhnev, will not upset his plans to see President Nixon next month in Washington. "Of course America remains on my schedule," the Soviet Communist party chief told newsmen Sunday when they asked if the Watergate scandal would change his plans to go to Washington for an official visit starting June 18. "The date remains," Brezh­ nev said. "Or what do you expect, an earthquake? I will be going there for sure." Asked'what he expected from the Washington visit, Brezhnev said, "very much, everything that is good." Brezhnev's reaction came in the wake of some calls by American politicians for Nixon to postpone the visit in view of the furore over Watergate. The commented oht he suggestions The visit would mark only the third trip to the West by Brezhnev in his role as chief of the Soviet Communist party. He visited France in the fall of 1971 and is now making the first official visit by a Soviet leader to West Germany. Brezhnev hoped to persuade West German workers today that cooperation with the Soviet Union could insure jobs for them for tiie next half century. He planned a meeting with labor leaders and then a luncheon with Heinz Kuehn, the governor of the heavily-industrialized state of Rhine-Westphalia. Soviet sources said that Brezhnev intended at both engagements to develop his vision for future economic cooperation based on the lQr year agreement he signed Saturday with Chancellor Willy Brandt. The agreement covers economic, technical and industrial cooperation over the next decade but Brezhnev told bankers and industrialists late Saturday that he sees long-term projects requiring up to 50 years for completion. His idea is for West Germany to provide the technical know- how and build the plants. Moscow would pay for them with the produce of the plants, which would process Soviet raw materials. The Soviet leader has kept away from the public, except for carefully staged television appearances, since his arrival early Friday. But in the official and tightly restricted social engagements, he has shown a relaxed image. He and Brandt met again Sunday for nearly three hours- alone except for their translators—to continue their own talks, which ranged over world, European and Soviet-German questions. Spokesmen did not discuss details of their talks. ABOVE ALL MAKE IT WHITE'S ROOFING 342-0185 SPECIAL AFTER EASTER Phone 342-3015 208 HILL ARCADE PERMANENT SPECIALLY PRICED WITH SHAMPOO - SET PERMANENT SPECIALLY PRICED WITH SHAMPOO - SET PERMANENT 7.50 8.50 REG. 20.00 WITH SHAMPOO - SET 10.00 DEE TAYLOR is Now a Member of Our Staff Appointment Not Always Necessary You've made Friends at Prudential's Galesburg Office These hard-working people have just won a President's Citation. Only the top Prudential offices can earn this award for exceptional service to policyholders. And this is the fifth time they've won national leadership honors. But they'll be the first to admit it was the wholehearted support of the people in the community that made it possible. It's nice that good service makes such good friends. Prudential Front flow (left to right): Don Dison, Dixie Godsil, Julie Clewell, Jean Hubble. Jane Ryberg, Associate Office Manager Marjorie Main, Office Manager Mildred Sandstrom, Margaret Nystrom, Marge Swanson, Debbie Smith, Les Grimm, Mike Rasso, Sales Manager Jim Nicholas, and District Manager Norm Beling, CLU. Second flow: Jim Wright, Ken Hawkinson, Cully Carlson, Vic Mason, Bill Royce, Sales Manager Harold Curtis, Dan Shinberger, Jerry Quanstrom, Max Murphy, Russ Gehring, Jim Lovvorn, Tom McCollum, Sales Manager George Mautz. Sales Manager Larry Broadhurst. Bob Datrah, Bob Schaecher, Bob Matusik, Rod Higgins. Stu Hawkinson. CLU. Bob Riccioni. and Phil McCollum. Third flow: Don Chapman, John Davis, CLU, John fcmery, Gordie King, Ed Christensen. Jim Henry, Ken Taylor, Joe Cahill. Garey Todd, Phil Spratt, Ed Vyhnanek, Sid Lewis, Art Williams, Sales Manager Ron Calhoun, Joe Stone, and Al Fitton. Not Pictured: Gene John, and Harold Houston. Norman W. 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