Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 20, 1973 · Page 21
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 21

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 20, 1973
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Qalesburg Ifegister-Maii GALESBUftG, ILL., WED., JUNE 20, 1973 SEC. 3 PAGE 21 2 Scientists Died Of Carbon Dioxide KEY WEST, PJa. (UP!) - A (medical examiner said today tlhat two scientists died of carbon, dioxide poisoning while trapped In their. tiny, research submarine 360 itcct on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. "They just went unconscious and died," said Dr. A. J. Fernandez, the Monroe County medical examiner, who cs- timailed (foe iron had been dead 40 hours when he examined their bodies around 11 p.m. Tuesday. A physician aboard the mother ship of the submarine, Dr. David Youngblood, earlier had blamed the deaths on "cold exposure." Fernandez said after his three-hour exaimination of the bodies at Key Memorial Hospital that Al Stovor, 51, Juno Beach, Fla., and Clayton Link; 31, Bimgtiaimton, N. Y., died about the same time. Two Others Survive Two other crewmen aboard the 21-fooit submarine which got snared Sunday in the cables of an old destroyer off Sugar Loaf Key while studying marine life survived the 31-hour ordeal on the ocean floor. Fernandez' estimated time of death would have been about 16 hours before the sub was brought to ithe surface at 4:55 p.m. Monday. It was also some 11 hours before the survival deadline calculated Sunday by Link's father, Edwin A. Link, inventor of the sub. The elder Link had said the men probably would die if they weren't rescued before the sub's supply of a chemical called baraalime, which absorbs oarbon dioxide, ran out about noon Monday. A drop in ithe temperature When Buying or Selling HEAL ESTATE SEE HAROLD WILSON at HAROLD WILSON REALTY 1131 N. Henderson Ph. 343-3103 decreases the absorbency of the chemical, making it tefss effective in combatting carbon dioxide buildup. The temperature in the rear cabin occupied by Link and Stover fell to 40-45 degrees during the sub's imprisonment and it was first thought the .men died of the prolonged dhMl. Youngblood said Tuesday that if Would have been "tantamount to suicide" for the two men ito swim out of their cabin and try to reach the surface on their own because "they were so deep and had built up such a high decompression time." Removed Bodies The bodies of the two men were removed from, the cabin late Tuesday night after the sub underwent prolonged decompression and detoxification in hopes they still might have been alive. The survivors, Dr. Robert Meek, 27, of Santa Barbara, Calif., an ichthyologist, and Archibald "Jock" Menzies, 30, Vero Beaich, Fla., pilot of the sub, the Johnson-Sea-Link, were pronounced in good condition after slight decompression Monday. They were dropped off at an undisclosed spat before the Sea Diver docked Tuesday so they could rest and be with their families. Meek and Menzies were in the forward cabin of the sub which got caught in the wreckage of a scuttled World War I destroyer while the men were studying fish life for the Smithsonian Institution Sunday. Link, father of ah lfknonth- old son, and Stover, who had seven sons, were in the rear compartment, which has an egress hatch for scuba diving excursions. The front, a viewing bubble, is made of plastic while the rear cabin is made of alumini­ um. That may have been the fatal difference.' Aluminium loses heat faster than plastic and the temperature in the rear chamber fell to 45 degrees on the ocean bottom. Youngblood said Stover and 1 Link died of "cold exposure." Meek and Menzies apparently did not get chilled. Police Rescue Captive Family WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (UPD.Wtotted^negdtlaled ovef fetefl* Police overpowered an escaped convict and freed a woman and Cruising Down the River President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev went for an evening cruise on the Potomac River on the Presidential yacht Sequoia, Tuesday. They are seen, left, waving to photographers as the yacht passes under a bridge. With them are some of their advisers. UNIFAX entinians Greet Peron BUENOS AIRES (UPI) Thousands of jubilant Argen­ tinians streamed into Buenos Aires today for a giant rally welcoming home former President Juan D. Peron, returning after nearly 18 years in exile to try to reunite his country. Peronist organizers predicted two million persons would turn out to greet the 77-year-old Peron when his chartered Argentine jetliner arrives from Madrid at Ezeiza International Airport (at 2:30 p.m. EDT). The crowd spending the night at the rally site near the airport was relatively small,however.. Reporters estimated between 50,000 and 100,000 persons camped out for the occasion. The new government of Hector J. 'Campora, Peron's hand-picked' candidate who swept the presidential elections last March on a "Campora in Government, Peron in Power" platform, was going all out to make the rally the biggest such event in Argentina's history. Free Trains Bring Throngs Free trains from all over the country were bringing throngs of Peronists to the capital. The day was a federal holiday, Flag Day, and the country's labor unions — the backbone of Peron's support—called a 48- hour general strike to allow workers to attend the rally. In downtown Buenos Aires, the streets were bedecked with "Welcome, General Peron" flags and posters heralding the arrival of the so-called "first worker" of Argentina, toppled Protect it from everything that doesn't love it (sun, rain, snow) with LATEX HOUSE PAINT it's more than paint it's PROTECTION! BLACK Bros. PAINT DEPARTMENT Main & Seminary Downtown Galefburg 2 Die in Atlanta Gun Battle Between Police, Black Group ATLANTA (UPI) — Two men licemen who asked the blacks to were killed and three others stop harassing passerby on wounded, Tuesday in a gun the busy street when, according battle between Atlanta police|to police chieif John Inman, "it erupted into a shooting match. "| Seized Pistol According to police and several eyewitnesses, one of the vendoirs seized the hip pistol of one of the .policemen and began by a military coup in 1955 after 10 years in office. Despite the festive atmosphere, Peron was coming back to a nation torn by grave internal strife. Businessmen Kidnapped Thirty-six hours before his scheduled return, two foreign businessmen were kidnaped— American John R. Thompson, managing director of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Argentina, and German Juan Kurdt, technical director of a stocking company. They were the latest in a series of more than 60 kidnapings that have swept Argentina since the beginning of the year—most of them believed to be the work of leftist guerrillas. Peronist and Marxist-Leninist guerrillas, asked by Campora to halt their terrorist activities and declare a truce, said in communiques and posters Monday and Tuesday they would •persist in their fight for a "Socialist Argentina." But they expressed support for Campora. The crowd gathering at the rally site on the road to the airport about 20 miles outside of the city was generally in a festive spirit, and the sounds of Peronist marches and tangos blared from loudspeakers while people roasted meat over bonfires lit by wood provided by the government. Strict security to protect Peron and control the masses was imposed. Peronist youths patrolled the rally area, some of them toting submach/ne guns, and all civil aircraft except regularly scheduled commercial flights were banned from overflying the rally site. four children the fugitive had held hostage for four hours with a 10-inch butcher knife Tuesday. White Plains police said that since the convict, Charles Whitted, 23, of Greenburgh, N.Y., escaped last Friday from the Grasslands Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y., he had held another woman hostage for a time and kidnaped and robbed a Danbury, Conn., cab driver. Shortly after escaping from the hospital, White Plains police said Whitted posed as a narcotics investigator and forced his way into the home of Ruth P. Bell in White Plains. Woman Captive Whitted used the knife to hold the Bell woman captive for several hours, robbed her of $150 and some costume jewelry and fled, taking a cab to New York City, police said. He did not appear again until Tuesday when, police said, he allegedly forced a Danbury, Conn., cab driver to drive him to an apartment building at 123 N. Kensico St., in White Plains. There, he reportedly robbed the driver of $4 and with the butcher knife, burst into an apartment and took hostage, 42- year-old Jessie Wiggins and four children. Three of the children were Mrs. Wiggins'; she was babysitting with the fourth. Meanwhile, the cabbie called police and 40 officers surround ed the building. For four hours, police and ABOVE ALL MAKE IT WHITE'S ROOFING 342-0185 ing the hostages. Child Released At one point, Whitted released the youngest child, a 9-month-old infant, and told police he would free the others if given a loaded gun and a car, Two officers, Westchester Parkway Police Sgt, Frank Fulgenzi and White Plains Police Capt. Bernard Seit, entered the apartment with a gun that had the firing pin removed and jumped Whitted as he reached for the weapon. Fulgenzi was slightly cut on the hand in the struggle and was the only one injured. Police did not immediately say why Whitted went to the apartment building and why he chose that particular apartment. Besides being charged with escaping, White; Plains police said they will charge Whitted with unlawful imprisonment, robbery and third degree grand larceny while Connecticut police will charge him with kidnaping. Whitted originally had been serving a one-year term for illegal possession of a weapon. America's most popular Double Belted tire! and a group of blacks accused of trying to fomce passersby to buy Black Muslim newspapers. One of the fatalities was Patrolman Larry Bfarkwell. Another policeman, Sgt. Julius Derico Jr., was wounded. Officers refused to identify the suspected Black Muslim who was killed, or two of the other wounded persons, who included a department store security guard. Detectives charged Johnny Lee Chambliss, 25, one of the wounded, with murder in Barkwell's death. More Arrests Lt. B. L. Neikirk, head of the investigation, said he believed other persons would be arrested as a result of the midday shooting. "We believe there may be some fugitives still at large and anticapate some arrests," Neikirk said. "It is very possible there may eventually be more than one person charged with the murder." Barkwell, a four-year veteran whose itiwin brother is a policeman in nearby Powder Springs, was one of four po- CUSTOM POWER CUSHION About a dozen shots were fired. One witness, Mrs. Connie Olsen, said' she tried to take shelter in surrounding shops but was refused admittance by frightened store owners. Whem an ambulance arrived, ia crowd of people pressed inito the street, protesting that the policemen were being taken away before the others. Police arrested several persons in the angry crowd on charges of aggravated assault. 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