Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 15, 1973 · Page 1
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Home Paper of. 70 Communities Register-Mail Thunderstorms Tonight Low 70 Warm, Humid Saturday HlghM f A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXXII — 141 GALESBUfcG, ILLINOIS 61401 •— FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS" Nixon: Don't Let Few Obscure Political Virtue Nixon Motorcade EPA Approves Strict Air Clean Up Plans PEKIN, 111. (UPI) - President Nixon said today it would be "a tragedy if we allowed the mistakes of a few to obscure the virtues of most" in the American political system. Without mentioning the Watergate scandal, the President expressed his confidence in the system — saying it is working — in a prepared statement at dedication of a new research center named for the late Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen. Lays Cornerstone Nixon laid a granite cornerstone for the center in this prairie town where Dirksen lived, after flying from Washington aboard the "Spirit of '76" with several congressional critics of the Watergate affair. Among those accompanying; Nixon' from Washington were Sen. Howard Baker, R-Tenn., Dirksen's son-in-law, and Sens. Charles H. Percy, R-Ill., and Adlai E. Stevenson, D-Ill., both strong critics of Watergate and its effects on politics and government. "We live in a lime when many people are cynical about politics and politicians," Nixon said. "In this profession—as in any—there is much that could be improved. But there is also much to admire. It would be a tragedy if we allowed the mistakes of a few to obscure the virtues of most—or if we let our disappointment with some aspects of the system turn into despair with the system as a whole. System Is Working "The system is working. The way to make it work better is to bring more good people into it. Everett Dirksen would tell the cynics of the day not to shun the system-^but to share in it, to enter the political arena and to fight for their ideals." In his statement, Nixon recalled Dirksen's understanding of the necessity of cooperation between the White House and Congress, and called (for "a spirit of reasonable partnership" during the current (period of strain, caused by Watergate, differences over economic policy and over Indochina operations. Nixon pleaded! (or "give and take" on both sides, saying Dirksen knew the risks of rivalry between Congress and the White House as well as the potential from partnership. Need 'Partnership' "Both that risk and that potential still exist today, on one crucial issue after another," the President said. "Now more than ever we need to foster between tlhe executive and the Congress a spirit of reasonable partnership." He defined responsible partnership as "recognizing that neither partner can have his own way all the time. "It moans developing a spirit of give and take—with both sides doing some giving and both sides doing some taking." Nixon acknowledged that strong differences of (the past would continue. "In fact, we have a duty to fight vigorously; it is our constitutional responsibility. But as we battle for our views, remember that we can accommodate our positions without aibandoning our principles." Byproduct of Prosperity In a brief reference to his new 60-day price freeze on consumer goods, Nixon said the rampant inflation of recent months was "a byproduct of our prosperity. "Our booming economy has encouraged people to buy more than they have ever bought before. Since supplies have been short, these demands have driven up prices." He declared: "We are putting the brakes on rising prices." Folks in Pekin expected today to be the biggest day since the wife of the town founder stuck a hat pin in a glob* 140 yeara ago and hilt Peking, China, as the namesake city for the central Illinois community. Dirksen, the powerful Republican Senate, leader from 1959 until his dearth In 1969, wag born and is buried in Pekin. The President is honoring htm by dedicating the new Dirksen research library memorializing his life's work. Authorities estimated' 10,000 people crowded into the downtown triangle where the $600,000 Dir ksen library, financed by private donations, and an attached See 'Nixon'(Continued on Page 2) WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Environmental Protection Agency approved air clean-up measures today for New York City that will result in restrictions on some traffic. It also proposed transportation control plans for 17 other urban areas including one for Los Angeles that involved gas rationing. The other plans are' for Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Springfield, Mass., Indianapolis, Newark, Carnden- Trenton, N.J., Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, El Paso, Austin- Waco, Tex., Corpus Christi, Tex., Houston-Galveston, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. Under federal law, urban areas in 23 states had to submit to the government last April plans which showed how they could clean up the air around the cities to meet federal clean air standards. In most cases this involved vehicle inspection plans and other controls on automobiles, a major air polluter. Of all the plans which were submitted to the EPA, the agency was able to give its approval only to those for New York and Alabama. The New York plan, which also covers Rochester and Syracuse in addition to New York,.City claims to be able to, meet "federal Clean Air "Standards by Dec. 31, 1976, for New York City and a year earlier for Rochester. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS Abingdon 27 Amusement 6 Bushnell 13 Churches — 8 Classified Ads ..24-25-26-27 Comics-Radio 20 Editorial - 4 ,Galva 13 28 PAGES Hospital Notes 15 Knoxville 23 Markets 21 Monmouth _ 14 Obituary 15 Sports -18-19 TV — 9-10 Women in the News 7 Bloody Fighting Mars Cease-Fire Senate Forbids Further Involvement in Indochina WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate has voted to forbid any further U.S. involvement in Indochina, and President Nixon's most important Senate backer, Republican leader Hugh Scott, says he will support the bombing of Cambodia for only two more weeks. The Senate measure, invoking the power of the purse to deny funds for use of U.S. military forces in or over Southeast Asia, was passed 67 (to 15 j without a whisper .of debate Thursday. Meanwhile, Sen. Scott, R-Pa., who has been an administration stalwart on the war, announced he would give the White House until June 30 to make. certain all panties will adhere to the new cease - fire agreement worked out in Paris. Scott made the announcement after attending an hour-long briefing for senators by Henry A. Kissinger, the President's national security adviser. Kissinger held a similar briefing for members of the House. Sources said he gave little assurance the bombing could be ended soon. The Senate vote climaxed a four-year antiwar effort that began when a freshman senator named Charles Goodell, R-N.Y., introduced the "Vietnam Disengagement Act" in the winter of 1969 and was turned out of office the following year. SAIGON (UPI) - A second Vietnam cease-fire went into force today at noon, but Saigon authorities reported more bloody fighting after the truce deadline. Military authorities said there were 21 Communist truce violations in the first three hours after the new agreement came into effect and at least three South Vietnamese soldiers were killed and another four were wounded. Communists Killed There was no report of Communist casualties since the cease-fire, but Saigon said only hours before the truce that its troops killed 61 Communists in one big battle in the Mekong Delta. Tourists Stranded In Tangled Trams ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (UPI) - Thirty-eight tourists sitranded by "a one in a million chance" accident in two tram oars above the rugged Sandia Mountains endured 24 hours of isolation by singing, joking and playing cards. "We told jokes, danced and generally got to know each other pretty well," said Linda Caraglio of Houston, Tex. Mrs. Caraglio, her husband, 36 other tourists and two car operators were dramatically rescued Thursday from cars stalled hundreds of feet above the ground. A severe thunderstorm was blamed for the malfunction in the tram cars that takes tourists to the 10,378 summit of Sandia Peak. The Caraglios, along with six other tourists and a cable car operator, were rescued from one car that el/alled near the base of the summit. The nine passengers in the car were lowered to the ground by a m\xi sling. The 31 passengers in the second car, which becama stranded 4 .V) lor; i' rugged peaks, reached safety when an Air Force h.lio,) or managed to untangle the tram's cables, allowing the car to reach the top of the mountain. The tram is one of New Mexico's largest tourist attrac' tions and annually transports thousands of tourists up the rugged west side of the Sandia Mountains. Tram officials called the accident "a one in a million chance." Thunderstorm Hit A severe thunderstorm, accompanied by strong winds, hit the mountainside Wednesday afternoon just as one of the cars was nearing the summit and the second was making its way down towards the main terminal building. Officials said an "extreme" gust of wind flipped one of the main cables over the top of a stationary track, automatically stopping both cars. The stranded tourists and their car operators spent the night in the unhealed cars. Rescuers managed to get sleeping bags, food ami other supplies to the stranded riders during the night by using ropes lowered from the cars. An Army "Sky Crane" helicopter from Ft. Sill, Okla., untangled the cables. The helicopter's crow slipped a noose around the dangling cable and lifted it back onto the main track. Though the 21 alleged truce violations were reported all over South Vietnam, six of them were reportedly concentrated in the single Mekong Delta province of Chuong J Thien, 100 miles southwest " Saigon. In Saigon, people took little notice of the new truce. In the field, at least some troops had not been notified of it. Received No orders UPI correspondent Rowlinson Carter met a South Vietnamese patrol near Trang Bang, 30 miles northwest of Saigon, at noon. Its commanding officer said he had received no official orders to stop fighting—and consequently would pursue the Viet Cong until nightfall. News of Cease-Fire Government troops and villagers read a newspaper with a headline reporting the cease-fire signed in Paris yesterday. The government troops were searching house-to- house to prevent the Communists from trating a small hamlet along Highway 1, of Saigon. UNIFAX infil- west Firms Halt Price Increases By United Press International President Nixon's price freeze halted a number of price increases scheduled to go into effect today and resulted in rollbacks of some hikes previ ously announced. At least nine steel manufacturers, two oil companies, three newspapers, one tire manufacturer and a chemical corporation announced that planned price hikes either had been rescinded or would not go into effect during the 60-day price freeze. Other major corporations, following President Nixon's latest effort to stop the growing momentum of inflation, said they were studying the situation. Several were expected to roll back prices or resnind scheduled increases. U.S. Steel Corp., the nation's largest steel producer, and Bethlehem Steel, said Thursday that the freeze announced by the President Wednesday night was forcing them to postpone price raises that were to have been put on some of their products today. Also rescinding scheduled increases were Jones & Laugh lin, Armco, Kaiser, Wheeling Pittsburgh, Republic, National Steel and Inland Steel. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced in Akron, Ohio it was rescinding two price increases —a May 28 announced hike in the prices of tires and tubes for motorcycles, farm and other earth-moving equipment and a June 8 increase in tire prices for cars and trucks. U.S. Steel had said May 15 it was raising prices by $8 to $12 per ton on sheet steel products used primarily in the auto, home appliance and construction industries, and the other major steel makers quickly fell into line. The hikes were "long overdue because of increased costs," the company had said. Ashland Oil Co. increased gasoline prices by one cent per gallon last Saturday. It announced Thursday that the freeze was forcing it to roll back the increase. Ashland was the only firm to immediately cut the price of gasoline. However, Mobil Oil said it was rescinding an increase of one cent per gallon on fuels such as kerosene and home heating oil. That increase was to go into effect last Wednesday. Spokesmen for Gulf and Shell said they knew nothing about, rollbacks by their companies. The Gulf spokesman, Ralph Lewis Jr., said gasoline prices had been stable for the past 18< months and there was no! reason to roll them back. Three newspapers—the Wash-, Ington Post, Washington Star-* News and the Portland Oregonl" an—said they were rescinding" increases. Astronauts Check Command Ship Stranded Cable Car One of nine persons stranded on a cable car on the Sandia Peak Tramway is lowered to safety. Thirty-eight persons were stranded in two cars nearly 24 hours when a higli wind tangled the cables. UNIFAX HOUSTON (UPI) - Sky lab's astronauts, beginning the final week of their four-week orbital voyage, checked their Apollo command ship today and found it in good shape for the flight back to earth next Friday. Mission commander Charles "Pete" Conrad spent four hours in the three-seat command module, which remained docked to the nose of Skylab, checking all the critical flight systems in the crew ferry craft. "Our initial look is that the command module is looking real good," mission control communicator Richard Truly told Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. WciU. It was the first detailed system by system test of the Apollo since the astronauts flew it to a rendezvous with the big space station May 25. Engineers wanted to make sure the unprecedented three-week orbital storage had not affected its delicate guidance and control systems. "Some strange vehicle I'm in," Conrad jokingly told mission control when he moved from the big living quarters of Skylab through an airlock module into the Apollo. "I haven't been in long enough to remember what it's all about." The checkout was the first operation aimed specifically at ending the record endurance mission. The pilots will brush up on the critical undocking and re-entry procedures Saturday. "We're beginning to think: about coming, home," said flight director Nell Hutchinson, ' In addition to testing their" Apollo, the three pilots spent more time gazing at the aun through filtered telescopes. Weitz reported observing a surprisingly quick chang« In appearance of a bright volar feature during a &mJjiut# period. 1

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