Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 15, 1975 · Page 1
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Freeport, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 15, 1975
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Weather Outlook hot Wednesday (Details on page 8) FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD 128th Year, 16 pages Freeport, Illinois, Tuesday, July 15, 1975 15 Cents SOYUZ SPACECRAFT WITH TWO Russian cosmonauts aboard blasts off earlier today seven-and-a-half hours ahead of three American astronauts for history's first meeting in space of men from two nations.- UPI Photo. / -• • • . • • Vietnamese Refugee Family Coming Soon Thp ?Troonnrf s*ntYimiinittr \iri11 Ka *•/* ••»» « . — -- . . . •' The Freeport community will be receiving its first refugee Vietnamese family shortly under the sponsorship of the First Lutheran Church. The 10-member Nguyen Due Huy family is expected to arrive within two weeks, according to Ernest Brose, pub- licityhead of the refugee committee of the church. Word was relayed today to Lutheran Refugee and Immigration Service that the Freeport church would accept the family, which'is now staying at a Florida military base holding area for Vietnamese refugee families. First Lutheran decided to seek a refugee family about a month ago after the church council approved the project. The Nguyen family is the second one proposed to the church. The first family of nine members was rejected when job opportunities in'the Freeport. area seemed poor for the father, who was trained as a draftsman. There are three potential breadwinners in the Nguyen family, Brose said. Nguyen, 38, worked for the U.S. government in Saigon, speaks excellent English, and has a college background in mathematics and electronics. His cousin, Nguyen Ban Chung, 38, speaks English, was a policeman and has training in air conditioning and refrigeration. A brother-in-law, Tran Due Thai, 22, was an army officer. Nguyen and his wife, Tran Thi Tu, have six children, ranging in age from 3 to 12. The boys are Due Huan, 12, Due Hung, 8, and Due Hai, 3. The girls are My Thuy, 11, Trang Thuy, 9, and Diem Thuy, 5. , Brose said the committee has been in communication with two local industries on obtaining jobs for the men, but nothing definite has been set. There is a promising lead in renting a house for the family. Realtor Roger Hershberger heads the housing search. Under provisions of the sponsorship, First Lutheran is responsible for !the well being of the family until it is financially independent. The committee has been busy collecting household goods for a refugee family but would welcome additional contributions, Brose said. Needs include beds, a dining room table and chairs, food preparation items, bedding and towels and clothing when the family arrives. Donators could notify, the church office, committee chairman Mrs. James Anderson (232-5744), Mrs. Jack Parkinson ' (233-2288), or Mrs. Marjorie Brose (233-2153). The sponsorship has ecumenical impact, since the Nguyen family is Roman Catholic. The committee has acquired a Vietnamese Bible to present. to the family on its arrival in Freeport. Brose said First Lutheran has not sponsored a displaced family in recent years, but that the church did aid a family or two in World War II years. Besides, the First Lutheran project, the Freeport Area Church Cooperative has expressed a willingness to support individual church projects. Israelis Protest Against Peace Terms TEL AVIV, Israel (UPI) - About 20,000 Israelis demonstrated today against government offers to give up strategic areas in the Sinai Desert to reach an interim peace agreement with .Egypt. A few demonstrators evaded army units and riot-equipped policemen to reach the beachfront U.S. embassy building. One man tossed a rock through an embassy window. Authorities arrested 21 persons before clearing the street by 1 a.m. The crowd jammed City Hall square in Tel Aviv Monday night, carrying signs and banners denouncing Secretary of State Henry Kissinger for reported pressure on Israel to arrange a settlement. "With friends like these, who needs enemies?" one sign read. Speaking at the rally, sponsored by the right-wing Likud party, opposition leader Menachem Begin urged the government to abandon offers to withdraw from the Gidi and Mitla passes and the Abu Rudeis oil fields in the Sinai. • "We must make no withdrawals until there is a final peace settlement," he said. Consumer Commission Turns Down Petition To Ban Aerosol WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has turned down a petition to ban aerosol sprays, which critics say may be destroying the important ozone layer of the earth's atmosphere. The agency, saying there is not enough information available now to warrant such a .move, rejected on a 3- to-2 vote the petition filed last fall. Historical Summit In Space Launched Timetable, Television Schedule HOUSTON (UPI) - Timetable of rtajor events for the Apollo-Soyuz international spaceflight for today and Wednesday (all times EOT, based on on-time launchings and subject to change): • _ TODAY, JULY 15 ~V' ~ 8:20. a.m. - Soyuz cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov are launched from Russia's Baikonur Cos- modrome. (Television). 8:29 a.m. - Soyuz spacecraft reaches orbit ranging from 141 .to 116 miles high. 11:11 a.m. - Soviet control center near Moscow tests communications to Soyuz via American tracking network. 1:39 p.m. - Soyuz corrects its orbit if necessary. 3:50 p.m. - Apollo astronauts Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand and Donald K. Slayton are launched from Cape Canaveral. (TV). 4 p.m. - Apollo reaches orbit rang- ; ing from 103 to 93 miles high. 5:04 p.m. - Apollo separates from its spent Saturn rocket. (TV). 5:13 p.m, - Apollo turns around and docks with the docking module mounted on the nose of the Saturn. (TV). ' 5:55 p.m. - Nine-minute telecast begins showing crew activities in the Apollo. 6:24 p.m. - With docking module linked to it, Apollo fires control rockets to move away from the Saturn, slightly raising its orbit to 103 by 94 miles high. (TV). 7:20 p.m. - Soyuz cosmonauts begin eight-hour sleep period. 7:35 p.m, - Apollo fires its main engine to begin rendezous maneuvers, switching into orbit ranging from 102 to 101 miles high. .-. -9:31 p,m. T Apollo fires its main engine again to move into orbit 145 to 105 miles high. 10:38 p.m. - Apollo uses its main engine to change the plane of its orbit, if necessary, to correspond with the Soyuz orbit. WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 12:10 a.m.,- Apollo astronauts begin eight-hour sleep period. s 3:20 a.m. - Soyuz cosmonauts awaken, have breakfast and perform spacecraft systems check. Soyuz is in its 14th orbit. 8:10 a.m. — Astronauts awaken during their llth orbit. 8:46 a.m. - Soyuz maneuvers into circular orbit 140 miles high. 10:20 a.m. - Apollo crew checks out the docking module. (TV). 12:31 p.m. - Cosmonauts test television link between Soyuz and U.S. control center in Houston. 4:42 p.m. - Apollo corrects orbit, if required, for rendezvous with Soyuz. 6:40 p.m. - Soyuz cosmonauts begin eight-hour sleep period. 9:20 p.m. - Apollo astronauts begin eight-hour sleep period. The three U.S. networks have announced the following television coverage of the Apollo-Soyuz space flight (all times are EOT): Today - Soviet launch from 7 a.m. on NBC, from 8 a.m. on ABC and CBS; American launch from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday - Coverage of rendezvous and docking, noon; first meeting of two crews. Americans meet the Russians, 3 p.m.. ' Friday - Russians visit Apollo, 7 a.m.; crews exchange farewells and prepare to undock, ABC plans to broadcast the .farewells 4:30 p.m.; NBC and CBS will videotape this for their evening news programs. At 11:30 p.m. CBS will broadcast a half-hour recap of the day's events. Monday, July 21 - Soyuz landing in Soviet Union, 6:30 a.m. Thursday July 24 - Apollo landing in Pacific, 5 p.m. SOVIET COSMONAUTS' ALEXEI LEONOV (left) and Valeri Kubasov wave to space workers as they board their Soyuz rocket earlier today .-UPI Photo. Walker Rejects Area Road Jobs An economy'minded Gov. Daniel Walker has vetoed the highway reconstruction projects for northwestern Illinois tacked onto the Department of Transportation budget by area legislators in the closing days of the General Assembly.' Walker's veto pen crossed out resurfacing work for state highways 26, 64, 70, 73 and 78 in Stephenson, Carroll, and Winnebago counties, estimated to cost almost $8 million. The projects covered porfions of the highways which are badly worn and patched. In announcing far ranging cuts in the fiscal 1975-76 state budget, Walker said "to avoid both chaos and a tax increase, we must cut spending." The projects eliminated by the gov- ernor's action were: -Seven miles of Illinois 73 between Pearl City and the junction with Illinois 72. -Five miles of Illinois 28 south of Freeport. -Seven miles of Illinois 64 between Lanark and Mount Carroll. -Five miles of Illinois 78 north of Mount Carroll. -Fifteen miles of Illinois 70 between Durand and Rockford. Criticism of Walker was voiced for his move by 35th District legislators, who sponsored the "add on" projects after finding the regular DOT budget lacking in area road work. "I know the governor has a serious (Continued on page 4) Third World's U.N. Record Criticized MILWAUKEE, Wis. (UPI) - Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned developing nations they are undermining the United Nations and HENRY KISSINGER jeopardizing their future. In a speech Monday night, Kissinger said Third World or developing nations have used "lopsided, loaded voting, biased results and arbitrary tactics" in the U.N. General Assembly. "The utility of the General Assembly both as a safety valve and as an instrument of international cooperation is being undermined," he said. "Tragically, the principal victims will be the countries who seek to extort what substantially could be theirs if they proceeded cooperatively." Kissinger, who is in Milwaukee to throw out the first ball in tonight's All- Star baseball game, addressed an overflow audience at a dinner sponsored by the Institute of World Affairs of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While there are the nagging problems of the Middle East, nuclear arms reductions, and other issues, Kissinger said, there is also the major problem of global economic concerns. This fall's special Session of the General Assembly will be an early and important test: "Will the rich nations and poor nations identify their common goals and solve problems together..,' By United Press International Two Russian cosmonauts carrying a United Nations flag rocketed flawlessly into orbit from a Central Asian desert today 7% hours before three Americans were scheduled to ^ blast off for history's .first mooting in "space of men from two nations. Col. Alexei Leonov and civilian flight engineer Valeri Kubasov reported their Soyuz 19 spaceship was working perfectly as it circled the globe in the opening half of the International project drawing the attention of millions around the world. America's Apollo astronauts Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand and Donald "Deke" Slayton watted patiently at Cape Canaveral, Kla., for launch at 3:50 p.m. EDT in pursuit of their Russian comrades. Congratulations from the Americans were radioed to the cosmonauts nearly two hours after launch. "Thank you very much," Leonov said. "Everything is perfect." President Ford and 300 others watched on television in the State Department auditorium in Washington as the Russians blasted off and the President led (he cheers and applause as the two cosmonauts went into orbit. He said he was "very impressed." The countdown at the Florida ocean- side spaceport was clicking along without a hitch and project officials rc- . ported the best, weather there In months. If all goes according to plan, the five spacemen will meet in orbit Thursday, docking 136 miles above Germany. The symbolic handshake will come three hours later when Stafford floats through a special docking module-airlock to Soyuz. Leonov, 41*year-old Soyuz commander, and Kubasov, 40, blasted away only five thousandths of a second late at 8:20 a.m. EDT (4:20 p.m. local time) from Baikonur Cosmodrome near the town of Tyuratam east of the Aral Sea. With Soviet television beaming the view to hundreds of millions of persons around the globe for the first time, the 162-foot, 20-englne Soyu/ rocket climbed slowly out of a pit in its concrete firing pad and rose over the flat, hot expanse of the Russian base that opened the space age in 1957 with Sputnik. The rocket's engines, gulping liquid oxygen and kerosene, produced 1 million pounds of thrust. Their combined red and orange flame soon became all that could be seen as the booster accelerated in the clear sky. Ten minutes after launch, Soyuz went into an orbit ranging from 137 to 116 miles high. "The program of flight for the first orbit has been normal," said Moscow control as the 25-foot spaceship went into its second 88-minute swing around Earth. The basic objective of the Apollo-Soyuz mission is to demonstrate that men of different nations, using different technologies and speaking different languages, can rendezvous and link up in orbit. This could be used for future rescue flights and more ambitious cooperative ventures. U. S. Ambassador Walter J. Stoessel Jr., his wife and two other Americans watched the launch from the cosmo- drome. They were the first Westerners to see a manned shot there. President Ford watched the shot on , television with Russian Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin in a ceremony washed with detente in Washington. The ambassador then flew to Florida to see the Apollo blastoff. Twice the 300 viewers in the State Department auditorium burst into applause during the show from Russia and both times it was the President, his hands raised over his head and clapping, who led the cheering. "I am impressed," Ford said. "I am very impressed. I wish them well. "The launch marks the beginning of a very epic venture into space. It's my judgment that this joint space mission is a truly historic occasion. Never before have representatives of two countries lived and worked together in space. They have a wonderful, unique opportunity as a result." In Moscow, Secretary Leonid Brezh- nev wished the spacemen a safe journey and a successful accomplishment of the mission. Ford's Snub Of Solzhenitsyn Causes Political Flap ti>\ 1Q75 Wnshlnatnn Star ' 1.: » ,._ 1L _ __, ......_..._ • (c) 1975 Washington Star WASHINGTON - The White House, alarmed by the adverse reaction to President Ford's refusal to see Russian author Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, is ardently trying to extinguish the political flap caused by the affair. In the last four days, the White House has made a special effort publicly and privately to spread the word that the President is now willing to meet with the Nobel Prize-winning novelist. So far, no meeting has been arranged, and it remains to be seen if one will be. But whatever happens, the White House is eager to assuage the critics - many of them conservative Republicans - of the President's earlier decision.' If a Ford-soTzhenitsyn meeting does occur, that would help counter the criticism, much of which has blasted Ford for being too fearful that getting together with Solzhenitsyn would anger Soviet leaders. And should no meeting come to pass, the White House is seeking to make the point that Ford has not snubbed the Russian exile, who is in the United States as the guest of the AFL- CIO and will be honored Tuesday night on Capitol Hill at a reception sponsored by 25 Senators. The controversy over a meeting with Solzhenitsyn began two weeks ago, when the novelist arrived in Washington to make a speech at an AFL-CIO dinner. Two conservative Republican Senators, Jesse Helms of North Carolina and Strom Thurmond of'South Carolina, wrote a letter to the President urging him to meet with Sol- zhenitsyn on June 30, before Solzhenitsyn gave his speech that evening. Since the proposed meeting clearly had foreign policy implications - Solzhenitsyn had been expelled from the Soviet Union for his anti-Communist writings.- the National Security Council and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger were consulted on it. According to sources, both the NSC, of which Kissinger is the director,"and Kissinger himself advised Ford against seeing the author because it might have injured the fragile detente with the Soviet Union. Ford went along. Ron Nessen, the White House press secretary, first explained on July 1 to reporters that the President was simply unable to fit Solzhenitsyn into his schedule, even though he had found the time, to meet with soccer star Pele and various beauty queens. Moreover, Ford could not accept an invitation to the AFL- CIO dinner since it conflicted with a family dinner at the White House, Nessen said. The next day, Nessen made a further explanation. "For image reasons, the President does like to have some substance in his meetings," he told newsmen, adding that "it is not clear what he would gain by a meeting with Solzhenitsyn." Some Presidential aides now concede that they misjudged the impact of the Ford's refusal to see Solzhenitsyn. They did not begin to sense the political effect of thja action, partic- ularly upon conservatives whom Ford is trying to woo, until a spate of unfavorable editorials, news stories and cartoons began to appear. And on July 7, Helms waded in with some strong criticism on the floor of the Senate. He claimed that Nessen had been "snide" in his comments about a Solzhenitsyn visit to the White House. "I am told that the advisers - I am tempted to put quotation marks around the word advisers - to the President told him, in effect, "oh, no, Mr President, we may make the Russians mad if you extend the common courtesy of five minutes with Mr. Solzhenitsyn,'" Helms said. "I suggest that this Is a sad day for our country if the United States of America must tremble in cowering timidity for fear of offending Communists unless the President of the United States refuses to see a dedicated exponent of freedom - a dedicated Christian, I might add - a Nobel Prize winner, who comes to our country as a visitor," the Senator said.

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