Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on August 11, 1971 · Page 1
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Dixon, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 11, 1971
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Man gets partially mechanical heart DETROIT (AP) — A team of surgeons at Mt. Sinai Hospital today implanted a partially mechanical heart device in a 63- year-old man. The patient receiving the “patch booster,” a permanent device made of silicone rubber and dacron, was identified as Haskell Shanks of suburban Warren, Mich. A spokesman for the hospital said the mechanical heart surgery began at 7:15 p.m. EST Tuesday and was completed about 5 a.m. He said the surgery was successful, and the patient was doing well. The new device is designed to give permanent help for a failing heart, the spokesman said. The surgical team was headed by Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, the developer of the artificial Pacemaker, a device which keeps the heart beating regularly. He performed the world’s second heart transplant and the first in the United States, Dec. u, itoi , di mdwiiuwiues meuicdi Center in Brooklyn. The hospital said the booster pump implanted in the patient is air-powered and can be used as long as needed. The device is a newer version of an earlier mechanical device used in two other operations. It is smaller in size and simpler in design, the hospital said. Shanks, a plant guard for Uniroyal Corp., has suffered congestive heart failure for the past year and his condition had grown progressively worse in the past few months. The decision to use the “patch booster” was made Aug. 4, a hospital aide said, after consultation among Dr. Kantrowitz, chairman of the department of surgery, Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire, chief of the cardiovascular section, and Dr. Thomas Stock, a cardiologist at Detroit’s Mount Carmel Hospital, where the patient has been treated earlier. WEDNESDA Y’S D ixon E vening T elegraph Serving the Heart of the Rock River Valley for More Than a Century Dial 284-2222 121st Year Number 86 DIXON, ILLINOIS, August 11, 1971 20 PAGES The Petunia City PRICE TEN CENTS NEWSROOM NOTES— The leader of the largest organization of educators in the state has announced that the Illinois Education Association will be sending investigating teams to almost 100 school districts which are still deadlocked in negotiations for the coming school year. Dr. Curtis Plott, lEA’s Executive Secretary, revealed that negotiations in 148 school districts in Illinois are still unsettled. According to Dr. Plott, “The Illinois public school system could be facing the most serious crisis in the history of education in this state. We have formed official Investigating Teams to find out what is blocking good- faith negotiations in the state and we intend to make our findings known.” The IEA investigating teams will be composed of three members. Forming the teams will be a member of the IEA board of directors, a member of the IEA state committee on professional negotiations, and a member of the IEA professional staff. The teams are charged with the responsibility of interviewing teachers, administrators, school board members, and citizens, to pinpoint Tfete the obstacles to an orderly contract settlement. Dr. Plott commented, “From reports around the state, it appears to us that the same tactics are being used in district after district to delay negotiations. Increasing reports of delaying tactics, hired negotiators who seem bent on impeding rather than facilitating the process, and threats and intimidation are only a few of the methods being used by boards throughout Illinois.” IEA investigating teams are scheduled to be in the following districts if no breakthrough occurs in the next two weeks: Rockford, Aurora (East), East Alton-Wood River, DeKalb, Barrington, St. Charles, Blue Island, Rantoul, Rock Falls, Palatine, Carpentersville, West Chicago, Roxana, Collinsville, and nearly 20 others. Dr. Plott concluded, “IEA wants to see these impasses ended before the opening of school. We are hoping that the Investigating Teams can act as catalysts to both sides and bring about good-faith negotiations that will prevent bringing turmoil to scores of districts and thousands of students.” Belfast battles continue: 20 dead BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Furious new gun battles erupted between guerrillas and British troops in Belfast today while street warfare came to an uneasy recess in Londonderry, Newry and other bullet- scarred cities of Northern Ireland. The four-day death toll stood at 20 after another day of blood-letting. The latest deaths were two gunmen killed by troops. More than 100 other persons have been wounded. During the night mobs of Protestants and Roman Catholic battled each other. Rival factions of the outlawed Irish Republican Army clashed. And troops and police fought all of them in attempts to restore or­ der. The fury was triggered by the roundup started Monday of suspected members of the IRA and an announced policy of internment without trial. Stores and office buildings were shuttered today, their workers unable to move about the littered streets. Food shortages plagued many Belfast districts. Wholesalers refused to make food deliveries or were unable to get through barricaded streets. In the midst of the violence, police continued questioning persons arrested in massive raids earlier. An informed source said 230 persons have been detained after questioning and are held in Crumlin Road prison and on a former submarine depot ship, HMS Mainstone, in Belfast harbor. This source said Prime Minister Brian Faulkner would sign internment orders against the majority of the detainees. In Dublin, an army spokesman said more than 2,000 Catholic refugees had fled across the border from the north and were housed in five camps opened by the Republic of Ireland. Protestant refugees from the fighting flew to England or took shelter with friends or in empty houses in quieter parts of Belfast. Dr. Patrick Hillery, foreign minister of the Irish Republic, met for 90 minutes in London with Reginald Maudling, the acting British prime minister. Hillery was reported to have put on record his government’s opposition to the internment policy of the Belfast government. Political sources also speculated that Hillery had demanded a meeting between the leaders of Britain, his country and the Northern Ireland regime. The British government announced in London that it was dispatching 550 more troops to reinforce the 12,000 soldiers hard pressed by the worst bloodhsed since Ulster’s six Protestant counties were separated from the rest, of Ireland, which is Roman Catholic, half a century ago. 100 reported dead in Soviet crash HOUSES BURN IN BELFAST— Protestant houses burn in Crabrook Crescent in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, Northern Ireland. One man is seen piling household belongings into his car outside his Crumlin Road home. Firemen made two attempts to get the fires out but each time were thrown back by hostile crowds. More than a dozen people died in new fighting. (AP Wirephoto) MOSCOW (AP) — A Soviet airliner crashed while landing at Irkutsk airport in Siberia last week, and an estimated 100 persons were killed, travelers reported today. The plane belonged to Aerof­ lot, the Soviet government airline, they said, and was believed to have been on a do- mestic transiberian flight. The travelers said they learned that the craft “came down heavily and flipped over as it was landing.” “We have no information on this,” said the Soviet Aviation Ministry. That is its usual comment in such cases. The travelers said they did not know what kind of plane it was. The last officially acknowledged Soviet air crash occurred at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport in August 1969 when 16 summer vacationers were killed. The most recent known air disaster happened at Leningrad airport last Dec. 31. Western airline representatives reported at the time that an Aeroflot Il­ yushin 18 on a flight to Armenia crashed on takeoff killing more than 93 persons. The government has never acknowledged this crash. Ir­ kutsk is a large industrial city in southern Siberia. Possibility seen that killer was unfamiliar with Amboy Lindsay switches to Demo party There is the possibility the person or persons who killed 18- year-old Deborah Danhaus, whose body was found Saturday at the edge of a rural dirt road two miles north of Amboy, may not have been too familiar with the Amboy area, Lee County Sheriff John Quest said today. Although the girl’s body was found on seldom-traveled Morgan Road, there are still more secretive places in the area to hide a body. Other roads in the On the inside of today's paper A pair of brothers who are running across the country will be visitors in Dixon Sunday. See page 5. Dixon tennis players complete another successful tennis trip over the weekend. See page 16. Other features Editorials page 2 Society news page 6 Local news page 4 Comics page 19 Action by supervisors: area lead to more isolated places, and the “murderer could have even hidden the body in a corn field, and it probably would not have been found until fall,” Sheriff Quest said. “Of course,” Sheriff Quest continued, “the killer may have panicked and dumped the body at the first place he thought of.” Today, sheriff’s deputies and members of the Illinois State Police detective squad plan to question employes and officials at Woodhaven Lakes, a land development corporation two miles south of Amboy, where Miss Danhaus had reportedly been employed. Stan Allen, a salesman for the Woodhaven corporation, of Amboy, reportedly had a date with Miss Danhaus the night of Aug. 2, the last confirmed time she was seen alive. Allen told police the girl had dropped him off at his home late that evening. Wayne Chapan, also a salesman at Woodhaven, of Sublette, told Amboy Police he had received a felephone call from Miss Danhaus on Wednesday. The Sheriff’s office is at- tempting to find out where the girl was after her disappearance Aug. 2. Keith Iverson, director of sales at Woodhaven Lakes, said Miss Danhaus’ employment was terminated three weeks before her disappearance. Mrs. George Danhaus, Deborah’s mother, told police that her daughter told her the night of Aug. 2 that she was going to type a letter for “Wayne.” Her parents said they did not know his last name. Amboy Police later identified “Wayne” as Wayne Chapan, the salesman who lives in Sublette. Miss Danhaus’ car, a small blue Datsun, was found Saturday in the parking lot of Amboy Central Elementary School, about two miles away from the body. The auto, which had small blood-stained areas about its interior, is now in Dixon City Hall garage. It has been examined for fingerprints and other clues by the crime laboratory of the Illinois Bureau of Identification. Sheriff Quest expects results of these tests soon. It was reported today Dixon Police Detective Edward Trotter helped in the first three days of the investigation. Tuesday, law enforcement officials indicated it is doubtful the attractive girl was sexually assaulted. When her body was found, the blue jeans she was wearing were pulled down to her knees, but policemen think non-sexual reasons were responsible for this. Cause of death was determined Monday as strangulation, by a Lee County inquest. Blood found beneath the girl at the scene of discovery indicated she had been dumped in the brush along the road shortly after she was killed. Miss Danhaus lived with her parents, George E. and Dorothy Campbell Danhaus, at 218 South Mason Ave., Amboy. Exact time of death cannot be determined at this time, a Rockford pathologist who conducted the autopsy said. NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor John V. Lindsay switched to the Democratic party today “to fight for new national leadership.” But he said he did not know if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination next year. “In a sense, this step recognizes the failure of 20 active years in progressive Republican politics,” the mayor said in a statement. “In another sense, it represents a new decision to work for new national leadership,” he added. The tall, handsome mayor, who will be 50 in November, said he had “no illusions about the Democratic party,” but that he would “work as a Democrat without abandoning my personal independence.” Lindsay, who served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican, was elected in 1965 as the city’s first GOP mayor in 20 years. He was defeated for renomina­ tion in the 1969 Republican primary, but won in November over both major party candidates as a Liberal-Independent. At a news conference in his residence, Gracie Mansion, Lindsay said the 1972 Democratic convention should be “as open as any in American history.” “Whether this means I will run for president, I do not know,” he said. “But it does mean that I am firmly com- mited to take an active part in 1972 to bring about new national leadership.” Lindsay has been openly critical of President Nixon’s foreign and domestic policies. He has made speeches at rallies opposing the Vietnam war. The mayor also has broken frequently with Republican Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, charging that the GOP state administration has shortchanged the city. Rockefeller was on vacation in Portugal. A spokesman in Albany said he would have no immediate comment. There was no immediate comment from the White House. Okay nursing home referendum and approve Sunday liquor sales The County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday amended the liquor code; took some action on a nursing home, and heard a discussion about loss of revenues. By an 18-to-10 vote, on a motion made by the Liquor Committee, the board approved the Sunday sales of liquor by Class A and C license holders which may be taken from the premises. Previously Sunday sales were permitted only by drink and with meals. This change permits package sales of liquor on Sunday. On a voice vote Supervisors approved a resolution by the Nursing Home Committee to call for a referendum to pay for a new nursing home and to appropriate $5,000 to the committee to study plans for a new nursing home. The referendum will be held at the 1972 primary election. County Clerk John Stouffer told the board county government is faced with losing $270,000 annually through the abolition of fees previously earned by the county treasurer and by his office. Stouffer predicted that the board’s budget for the next fiscal year which ends Nov. 30, 1972, will need to have enough surplus to provide funds until June 30,1973. The county clerk explained that county government gets part money for its next year’s operations about seven months earlier than other local taxing bodies because county fee-earning offices at the end of fiscal years turn over surpluses to the county General Fund. It is these surpluses which will be erased by the loss of the $270,000, Stouffer reported. The board’s budget adopted this fall will, according to Stouffer, need to cover a period of not just 12 months, but about 19 months. A. H. Fraza, Dixon Township, supervisor and chairman of the Building Committee, told supervisors the estimate for central air conditioning of the Courthouse is $100,000 and to provide individual room units will cost about $40,000. No action was taken on the report . HMtpp Lunar tire tracks Boot prints of the Apollo 15 astronauts and tire tracks of the Lunar Rover have left their impression on moon’s surface. The Lunar Module, U.S. Flag, and solar wind experiment are seen at left center. The Apennine Front is in left background, and Hadley Delta in right back* ground. Last Crater is to right of the Lunar Module. The light spherical object in sky is reflection in lens of camera. (NASA Photo via AP Wirephoto)

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