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Home Paper of 70 Communities qalesburg Register-Mail Fair, Cooler tonight Sunny Sunday High 80's A Better Nete»paper VOLUME LXXXII — 165 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1973 PRICE TEN GENTS • f':iii, """"•fin, , 4! 11111 /" £ ' "111 \ f "\ Hill ' 'I ^ 111 j,;-- M, m •"ii!,-;.,,""'-"'- ' , ''''' l|l!l ' ll liSf '' , '' l ll»!'lli X r President's Pain Eases, 1 Doctors Continue Tests f 00 m ' % """> ft|||| nl iiii«ii «»»i« WASHINGTON (U P I) President Nixon's chest pains lessened Friday night and his temperature dropped to 100 degrees,' his doctors reported today. Nixon, who is suffering from viral pneumonia, has had a temperature hovering between 101 and 102 degrees since he entered Bethesda Naval Hospital Thursday night. In a 7:45 a. m. EDT medical report, the President's physician said that he required minimal pain medication and "rested reasonably well during the night." He was still sleeping at 7:30 a. m. First Meal The report said that Nixon enjoyed his first substantial meal at dinnertime Friday. The menu included a strip loin [steak, snow peas, a potato pattie with a small serving of ice cream for dessert. He has had no visitors since his wife, Pat, and daughter and son-in-law, Julie and David Eisenhower, called on him Friday afternoon. "The President had a lessening of his chest pains yesterday evening," the report said. "His temperature at midnight was 100 degrees." Nixon has been suffering from chest pains resulting from congestion of his right lung. Maj. Gen. Walter Tkach, the President's personal physician, reported Friday that there had been no spread of the virus to the left lung. Tkach and other members of Bumper Crop Gary Jackson, Cordele, Ga., takes a break after unloading his father's truckload of watermelons at the Farmer's Market in Atlanta. Johnny Jackson, Gary's father, sells his "Sugar Baby" melons for 50 cents each, taking advantage of a large but late melon crop this year. UNIFAX Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS Abingdon 17 Amusement 5 Bushnell — 5 Churches 6-7 Classified Ads 17-18-19-20-21 Comics-Radio — 15 Editorial — 4 Galva - - 5 22 PAGES Knoxville 17 Markets 22 Monmouth 8 Obituary 11 Sports 13-14 Weather - 2 Women In The News 3 the President's medical team were still trying to isolate the virus through a series of tests, which may last another day. There was no description of the medication Nixon was given Friday night. He is expected to remain in Bethesda Naval Medical Center, in Washington's Maryland suburbs, for a week to 10 days, and aides said he does not plan to meet with Sen. Sam Ervin, D-N.C, chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee until he is out of the hospital. Ervin and the President had planned to meet to try to find a way around a looming constitutional clash resulting from the President's refusal to give White House documents to Ervin's committee. The 60-ycar-old President spent his second night in the hospital. "He seems to be a perfect patient," said one of the consulting physicians, Dr. Sol Katz, director of the pulmonary division of the Georgetown University Medical School. He 's 'Champing at the Bit' However, Nixon was also reported by his doctors to be "champing at the bit" to take on more official work from his hospital bed against their advice. He was described as "a sick President," his right lung inflamed with the pneumonia virus. A Friday afternoon medical bulletin said that Nixon's latest X-ray showed "no progression of pneumonia to his left lung." He was having trouble breathing from the chest congestion and was given an antibiotic and medication to ease the pain. Air Force Major General Walter R. Tkach, the President's personal physician, said that doctors were still trying to isolate the specific virus type infecting the President and Senate Approves Powder Usage WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Scncite Friday approved legislation permitting unrestricted use of black powder for antique and replica firearms. The bill, approved 78 to 8, exempted black powder from licensing, permit, transportation, and storage restrictions. An effort ito return the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee so local police chiefs—who fear the black powder might be used by terrorists to fashion bombs- was defeated 76 to 14. expected to pinpoint it within tlie next day or so through a series of tests. Dr. Tkach also gave Nixon the bad news that he may not feel up to par even after he leaves the hospital because the illness sometimes is followed by "considerable malaise and uneasiness and a feeling of lack of energy that may continue for some period." Nixon was driven to the hospital Thursday evening after doctors diagnosed his condition. He was ensconced in the presidential suite on the third floor of a private wing of the hospital. Mrs. Nixon is Worried Wearing dark glasses and a worried expression, Mrs. Nixon emerged from the hospital Friday after spending a half hour with the President. Insiders say that she has been more distraught about the effect of the Watergate scandal on her husband's presidency than she has let on in public. When a reporter called out, asking her how the President was, she barely smiled and raised her hand slightly in a wave as she stepped into her chauffeur-driven car. She was accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and David Eisenhower. , - _ _ m "Wh W % auvice. i was aeieaica vo 10 is. iMsennower. Everybody* To Blame Reaction Mixed to Nixon Illness Says Oil Industry Prexy By United Press International The president of the American Petroleum Institute Friday denied that the oil industry manufactured a .current energy shortage and charged that such accusations only make the situation worse. "Who is to blame for the present shortage is no longer important," said Frank'. N. Ikard, speaking at a Texas Wildcatters convention in Fort Worth, Tex. "Quite frankly, there's enough blame to go around for everybody. Solution To Problem "The solution to our energy problem is not in allocating scarcity," he said. "The solution lies in locating new supplies of fuel. And those who delay the accomplishment of this goal by ill-founded accusa­ tions 'do* a disservice to all Americans." In other developments: —The Senate rejected a proposal to put off building the trans-Alaska oil pipeline pending an eight-month study of an alternate route through Canada. The upper House also adopted an amendment by Sen. James L. Buckley, R-N.Y., to speed funds to Alaskan natives from the expected revenues of oil production on Alaska's North Slope. —In Ithaca, N.Y., the New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) decided to drop plans to build an 830-megawatt nuclear power plant on the shore of Cayuga Lake. A company spokesman blamed the decision on extensive delays caused by environmental groups opposed to the plant. He said the firm now plans to build an 800-megawatt, fossil-fuel power plant on the same* site. The company is currently building a nuclear plant at Somerset, on Lake Ontario. The Senate pipeline vote was 61-29 against an amendment proposed by Sens. Walter F. Mondale, D-Minn., and Birch Bayh, D-Ind. A vote on a bill to authorize a right-of-way for the 789-mile, $3.5 billion Alaskan line was scheduled for Thursday. Buckley's amendment would give the Alaskan natives a $7.5 million advance from Treasury funds July 1, 1975, against $500 million they have already been promised. The $500 million has been held up in the delay of the pipeline project. Shipwrecked Couple Will Sail Again HONOLULU (UPI) - A British couple who survived 117 days on a makeshift life raft after their yacht collided with a whale plans to build another boat and go back to sea. "At first after we were rescued we thought we would never again want to sail a small boat," said Michael Bailey, 41. "But now we have decided to start all over again eventually." Bailey and his wife Marilyn, 32, arrived here Friday aboard the South Korean fishing vessel that rescued them June 30. The two had severe sunburns and were very weak and thin. They limped noticeably and Bailey seemed less able to hold his balance than his wife. The Baileys were sailing from Britain to New Zealand to start a new life when their 8-ton yacht, Auralyn, hit the whale and broke apart March 4. They stayed afloat on a raft pieced together from the wreckage and lived on raw turtles, seagulls and baby sharks. Bailey said they caught their food with a bent safety pin and drank rainwater. Several ships passed the couple after the wreck off the west coast of Mexico but they never gave up hope, he said. After medical checks and treatment, the Baileys plan to reboard the Korean vessel and sail for Korea, where they hope to stay for several weeks. "We plan to start again," said Bailey, a London printer. "But we don't know when. I'm not sure where we will go from Korea. We'll just have to wait and see." "We still want our new life," said Mrs, Bailey. By United Press International "I think," said Mrs. E. C. Maxwell, "he is sick, but I think this Watergate mess is making him sick." The Nashville, Tenn., housewife's response to President Nixon's illness typified the thoughts of people around the country asked about it in a random, nonscieritific sampling by UPI Friday night. While the majority accepted the President's case of viral pneumonia as genuine, they felt the Watergate scandal contributed to it. Few felt the two Were not connected, and few felt the illness was nonexistent. "We're just sick about this," said Mrs. Edward R. Johnson of Louisville, Ky. "All this about Watergate brought it on. That and a lot of other junk. The President had been pretty strong until this came up." Was Skeptical Mrs. Rita Williams, a housewife in Oak Park, 111., was more skeptical. "At first I thought it was a crafty move to ask for sympathy and to steal headlines from the Watergate," she said. "But I guess he really is ill and of course I hope he recovers." In Los Angeles, Mrs. Mark Comisky carried skepticism a step further. "I doubt very much if he's very sick," she said. "I think it was timed. I really do. Maybe I shouldn't say that, but that's the way I feel." And Peggy Caston, a Los Angeles social worker, was downright cynical. "My first reaction was to laugh," she said. "I think it's more or less another stall, that's all. I don't think it's going to help in the long run," she said. But Michael Forsyth, a student in Sacramento, Calif., was more charitable. "I think we should look to Nixon's illness as sympathy to the man and not a reflection on his actions involving Watergate," he said. "When George Wallace was shot, I felt sorry for him because he was a man, not his racist image." "I feel sorry for anybody taken ill," said the Rev. D. B. Simons of Philadelphia, visiting his parents in Nashville. "I accept the doctor's report that he has viral pneumonia but I would not overlook the possibility that, being the astute politician ho is, he would make the most of the situation." "It's just natural that he got sick," said Mrs. Henrietta Holmes, 60, a housewife in Raleigh, N.C. "I have had some concern and I'll have a prayer in my heart because I think he's done a good job." "I wish him a quick recovery," said Heine Adler, a retiree in Los Angeles. EPA Offers Clean Air Plans WASHINGTON (UPI) - The government has set in motion machinery to determine how to keep the nation's remaining clean air from getting dirty—an effort that eventually will have a big impact on where new factories and towns are located. Acting hi response to a June 11 Supreme Court decision, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Friday offered four alternative proposals designed, according to acting EPA Administrator Robert W. Fri, to provide "much more J specific and concrete control on where growth will be." After 90 days of public comment and hearings, the agency plans to adopt one of the proposals, making its final selection in about four months. The high court upheld a lower court decision that the government could not allow any significant deterioration in the quality of air in those parts of the country where the air is currently not as dirty as federal regulations might allow it to become. About 80 per cent of the land mass of the nation falls into that category, when it comes to sulfur dioxide, the prime industrial pollutant from power plants and factories, Fri said. One Factor in Common The four proposals have one factor in common: Any new factory or other source of pollution would have to be equipped with the "best availa­ ble technology" to control emissions. Fri said that would discourage industry from going from state to state to find "pollution havens" for new construction. The four alternative proposals: —A nationwide level for the increase in sulfur dioxide and particulate matter in any area of the country where the 1972 levels of those pollutants were below federal standards. Fri said this would allow some development but "there would probably be a trend to force large concentrations of (pollution) sources back into the more highly developed areas." —A ceiling on emissions of sulfur dioxide and particulate matter only in those regions which already have the cleanest air. Fri said this plan would allow "each region considerable flexibility in the selection and location of new emitting sources. On the other hand, it is possible that the development of small residential and commercial (pollution) sources could be limited because the available emission increment for the region was used by a few large emitters." —A requirement that the states would determine on a case-by-caso basis whether any new source of pollution would cause a significant deterioration in air quality. Fri said this approach is good because it leaves the decisions up to those people most affected by them. But he noted there could be pressure on state agencies tq define "significant" deterioration in such a way that it would not serve the interests of the people. —A variation of the first_ alternative which would let the' states divide their territory into two "zones," one of which could include more pollution than the other. "In essence," Fri said, "this alternative puts emphasis on longer range strategic planning as opposed to short-range casc-by-case decisions. It also gives states the flexibility needed to meet their long range growth goals without the imposition of arbitrary constraints." Billy Graham: Jesus' Messenger Boy ST. PAUL, Minn. (UPI) Billy Graham told an audience of 21,000 assembled Friday night for the opening of his third Minnesota Crusade that he is "a messenger boy for Jesus." The famed North Carolina evangelist opened the Upper Midwest Crusade at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul, where more than 250,000 persons are expected to hear him speak during the next 10 days. Most of Graham's opening remarks in Friday night's sermon were apolitical. Noting the failure of his lapel microphone, he said he could not stray from the podium microphone. "I'll remember to stand not to the right or to the left, but in the center," he said. "That's as far as I'm going into politics." In his sermon, the 54-year-old Graham compared each person's judgment day to the Watergate hearings. He told his audience there is a judgment day that no one can escape. Then he listed drugs, sex and mysticism as three escape routes many persons seek. He told his audience not to revile the drug user because "it's the guy making the money we ought to go after." As for sex, he said, "when you deify sex, just as when you deify food, drinks, sports or knowledge, you remove it from its true perspective to a role it was never really ment to play." Graham's audience included about 2,500 young people attending a youth conference held concurrently with the crusade. Many of them were among the estimated 1,200 "inquirers" who opme forward at the end of the service in what is a regular part of Graham meetings. The evangelist told them he was "a messenger boy for Jesus" and urged them to love those of different races and of different social classes. Although picketing was threatened by the Minneapolis atheists, Twin Cities Secularists and the Minnesota Institute of Philosophy, only a few pickets appeared, including one man attired as a devil. Evangelist Billy Graham 1

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