Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 19, 1975 · Page 1
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Weather Outlook Cooler Sunday (Details on page 8) Sunrise Edition 128th Year, 64 pages JOURNAL-STANDARD Freeport, Illinois, Saturday, July 19, 1975 25 Cents Five Men Ending Dramatic Flight As Space Team HOUSTON (UPI) - Proclaiming the birth of "a new era in the history of man," three Americans and two Russians ended 26 dramatic hours of flight as a single space team Friday with predictions that international crews would one day explore the planets. Apollo astronauts Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand and Donald "Deke" Slayton said farewell to their "very good friends," Soyuz cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kuba- sov, 140 miles above thejndian Ocean at 5 p.m. EOT Friday. They sealed a tunnel connecting Soyuz with Apollo, packed up mementos of their historic efforts in the name of detente and science and settled down to spend their fourth night in tandem flight around the earth. The ships were to part company Saturday. "We wish you the best of success," said Stafford, clasping Leonov's hand through the round docking tunnel hatch where their visit had started with a similar handshake 25 hours, 41 minutes earlier. "I'm sure we have opened up a new era in the history of man. Our next meeting will be on the ground." The five spacemen spent a busy day of work, play and diplomatic ceremony in the four rooms of their linked spacecraft. They held a televised news conference in space, dined together on shared space food and beamed down TV tours of their homelands far below for viewers around the world. Stafford, back in Apollo, told Houston control it had been "a real long day." Houston replied with a "goodnight" mes- ' sage about 15 minutes early. On earth, their wives waited with "happy anxiety." Apollo and Soyuz were to remauTiinked together -"a single space machine 66 feet long - until 7:02 a.m. (CDT) today. ' Then, with a fond '.'dosvidaniye" (until we meet again), they were to pull apart and maneuver into separate no colli- sons orbits after final' experiments to test their space rescue docking system and let Apollo create an artificial solar eclipse for the Soyuz crew to photograph. In their final hours of flight as a joint crew, the astronauts and cosmonauts marked the end of their nations 1 arch rivalry in the space race by creating permanent memorials'to the world's first international spaceflight. s Stafford and Leonov aboard Soyuz joined halves of a sliver disc brought up in their separate ships into a medal showing the linked craft on one side and the Soviet and American flags on the other. Slayton and Kubasov in Apollo did the same Leonov presented Stafford a red box of fast-growing pine seeds from the Soviet Union to be planted in the United States. Stafford gave Leonov white pine seeds from Wisconsin, Slayton's home state, to be planted in Russia They also melted gold and lead in a furnace into a uniformly mixed alloy, impossible to create in earth's gravity, so a totally new substance could symbolize "the success people and nations have found in putting aside their differences to work together in space." Stafford's parting comment before he and Leonov swung shut hatches at each end of the docking tunnel echoed a senti- ment first voiced by the Apollo commander during the space news conference, when he described how he would have greeted the Russian had communications conditions per- mittea it. "The thoughts were that when we opened this hatch in space, we were opening back on earth a new era in the history of man," he said. "I would have said: 'V Kosmose Mv Otkrlvayem Novuyu erv v istorti chelovechestovo ' "Now how this new era will go depends on the determination, the commitments and the faith of the peoples of both countries and of the world. I'm sure it will work out in the future for good." Leonov, standing beside Stafford, said Apollo and Soyuz were conducting the joint flight "because our people and our governments want to work together in a spirit of coopera- "This flight is an important step on the endless road of space exploration by the joint efforts of all mankind," he said. . '• . PROUD FATHER JERRY DAVIS, 21, of Lewisville, Tex.; is all smiles after his wife gave birth to quintuplets born six weeks prematurely within a six-minute period at Parkland Hospital in Dallas Friday. Mrs. Davis gave birth to four girls an«| one boy. There werei no reported complications.-UPI Photo. S:^: *; • Elevator Keeps Pa •/:'/ •'.- '•-••••..-..• f . From Quints' Births DALLAS (UPI) - A 20-year-old woman - her husband trapped in a hospital elevator - Friday gave birth to ;healthy quintuplets'/during a six- minute Caesarian delivery. Jerry Davis, a mechanic for a trucking company, did not know he had a son and four daughters until he stepped off the balky elevator at Parkland Hospital's delivery room. « By evening, about seven hours after the births, a hospital spokesman said the babies were "progressing satisfactorily." s "Prognosis is guarded at this point," he said, "because in births of this kind complications can, arise. But we are not aware of any at this time." The quintuplets were born six weeks •prematurely but Dr. Jack A. Pritchard said all went normally during the delivery. •'."' "They were born wide awake and everything is fine," he said. The quintuplets were Mrs. Davis' first children. Dr. Pritchard said she had been taking "a drug that induced ovulation." Davis, 21, of Lewisville, Tex., wearing boots, a pouch of chewing tobacco stuffed in a pocket of his western shirt, said he was shocked at the news. Teresa Is In God's .... - j Care Now CHICAGO (UPI) - Teresa Sadauskas is in God's care now, her father said Friday. She is only 19, but she must lie in her bed and wait to die, the victim of leukemia. . Her father Edward, a steelworker, said she was holding her own against the fatal disease. "To my point, she is a little better. She is resting," Sadauskas said. "She has stopped coughing and she is a little more rested. We give her some oxygen about once a day, just in case." It was only Tuesday that she was told in a Baltimore, Md., hospital that she had but a few days to live. "She said 'Take me home daddy,'" Sadauskas said. "She's happy she's home. She knows nothing can help her." They brought her home on a stretcher with the aid of a charter airline that specializes in transporting critically ill patients. "Kvcrybody feels sorry, but nobody can help. The doctors gave up, so now she is in God's control. She depends on God." "We're trying to do it our way," Sa- .dauskas said. "I was stuck on the elevator for 30 or 45 minutes," he said. "She (Debb'ie) just went into surgery as soon as I walked into the elevator. When I got off I was told we had five babies. I was real shocked. I had told her I didn't care what we had as long as we had one boy." ; All five infants were equipped with breathing catheters, a common precaution in premature babies, a spokesman said. • Doctors said the first child was delivered at 11:16 a.m. and the last at 11:22. The boy weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces. The girls weighed 2 pounds, 3 ounces; 3 pounds 2 ounces; 3 pounds, 3 ounces, and 1 pound, 14 ounces. Smiling nurses walked past Davis and offered their congratulations. One asked what he would do with so many daughters. "I guess I'm to have a basketball team," ,he said. "They (girls) can learn to play, too. "I was first told that she was going to have twins, possibly triplets. I've been shocked three times because a month ago I found out we were going to have four. Now we have five." Sf.ffiwa«w:w:re^^ In 'Sunrise Edition' The following special features may be found in today's "Sunrise Edition" of The Journal-Standard. Weekender What to see, Where to go -events of interest in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. World of books -new books available at Freeport Public Library plus current reviews. ' , Yesterday's farming -reliving America's past by highlighting yesterday's -fanning methods at the annual Antique Engine show. A second chance 7 Persons who didn't get their high school diploma may still work for it • at their own speed at HCC. Running rapids -America's rivers offer a vacation of a 'back-to-nature' variety. Local, area weddings tv talk The Mini Page Rail Dispute Settled; Postal Talks Still On WASHINGTON (UPI) - Railroad and union negotiators averted a nationwide rail strike Friday by agreeing suddenly on what the union president called a "most satisfactory" labor contract. "I have no question that this agreement will be completely ratified on Tuesday next week" when the union's general chairmen gather in Washington, a delighted C.L. Dennis, president of the railway clerk's union, told reporters. William H. Dempsey, chief railway management negotiator, said he was "pleased to bring this difficult and protracted negotiation to a conclusion. This, in our judgment, has ended well:" The breakthrough came at an unscheduled bargaining session called by W.J. Usery, the chief federal mediator .who has been supervising talks in both the rail dispute and the continuing confrontation between postal unions and the Postal Service! The rail talks had broken down in bitter disputes Thursday and the union had tentatively called a nationwide rail strike for July 28. Friday's talks turned that "Situation around suddenly and dramatically. . Union and management bargaining committees quickly approved the agreement reached by Dennis and Dempsey. Calling the tentative, contract "a most satisfactory agreement," Dennis said: "We are pleased that the railro'ad negotiators had the kind of heart necessary to bring this agreement about." The only ratification necessary is by the general union chairmen. No general membership vote is necessary. They said the 117,000-member clerks union won its demand for a cost-of-living adjustment effective on Jan. 1, 1978, at the end of the new contract's life. The clerks also get the same wage and fringe benefits set out in pattern negotiations already concluded between the companies and seven other unions. These settlements call for a 41 per cent increase in wage and fringe benefits during the course of the three- year agreement. The federal mediators also kept wage-contract talks going between Postal Service officials and four unions representing 600,000 postal workers. A postal union leader predicted the Postal Service would soon present a complete money package but said union merrfbers might reject it and start preparing walkouts. A Postal Service spokesman said Postmaster Benjamin Bailar might ask President Ford to call out the National Guard and Army reservists to help deliver the mail should postal unions begin technically illegal strikes when the contract expires Sunday at midnight. The old rail contract also expires Sunday at midnight. In Los Angeles, the Teamsters Union said Friday thousands of farm workers in California and Arizona were voting to accept a new wage offer' it worked out with growers. The rival United Farm Workers called the voting a sham. White House Says Solzhenitsyn Has A Standing Invitation WASHINGTON (UPI - The White House sajd Friday that Alexander Sol- zhenitsyn, exiled Russian dissident author, has a standing invitation to visit President Ford and already has skipped one appointment. There was some doubt whether Sol- zhenitsyn,^ Nobel prize winner, would ever take up the unusual invitatiort. White House aides had said Ford was "too busy" to see the Russian three weeks ago when he was in Washington making a spepch attacking detente with Russia. But press Secretary Ron Nessen told reporters Friday Ford had set a 5:15 p.m. Oval Office date with Sol- zhenitsyn last Tuesday. Nessen said Solzhenitsyn begged off. According to Nessen, Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., who has been trying to arrange a Ford-Solzhenitsyn meeting, told presidential aide Max Frieders- dorf the Russian was good for the 5:15 date.,Later, 'Helms said Solzhentsyn had a prior commitment to be guest of honor at a reception given by presidential hopeful Sen. Henry M. Jackson D- Wash. Nixon, Son-ln-Law Help At Accident SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI) Former President Richard Nixon, driving home from a golf game, came across a head-on auto collision Thursday evening and used his Secret Service backup car to summon ambulances, it was disclosed Friday The accident occurred almost in front of Nixon's limousine and the former chief executive and son-in-law Edward Cox attempted to render first aid. Friodersdorf then-told'Helms that Sozhenitsyn had an open invitation, Nessen said.. Solzhenitsyn was visiting the United States from his exile home in Switzerland and has reportedly left Washington with no plans to return. "I would anticipate that some time during his visit to the United States, Mr. Solzhenitsyn will come in," Nessen said. Reporters asked whether the open invitation reflected a presidential repudiation of Secretary-of State Henry A. Kissinger, who advised Ford not to meet Solzhenitsyn for fear of needlessly offending the Soviets. Kissinger'has called Solzhenitsyn's views a threat to peace and a throwback to Cold War philosophy. Nessen said Ford had not repudiated Kissinger but simply taken advice contrary to that given by the secretary. Stonehouse Returns To England •MRS. BUCKLEY LONDON (UPI) - John Stonehouse, a former cabinet minister who faked his own death to start a new life abroad, returned to Britain .Friday to stand trial on charges of fraud, theft, forgery and conspiracy. Four Scotland Yard detectives guarded the 49-year-old member of Parliament and his 28-year-old secretary, Sheila Buckley, on the long flight from Melbourne, Australia, where he had borrowed the name of a dead man and sought to begin life anew. Stonehouse and Mrs. Buckley were extradited from Australia on a total of 27 criminal charges and • Stonehouse, who disappeared in Miami Beach, Fla., last November and made it appear he had been drowned, was spotted and Australia not long afterward. A one-time minister of aviation, Stonehouse sought permission to stay in Australia as a migrant and said he had engineered his disappearance to free himself from business and blackmail pressures. "I considered quite wrongly that the best action I could take was to create a new identity and attempt to live a new life away from these pressures," Stonehouse told British Prime Minister Harold Wilson in a vain attempt to avoid extradition. Scotland Yard gave Stonehouse a London airport reception far removed from those normally accorded members of Parliament. A fraud squad chief met the flight and boarded immediately to caution Stonehouse and Mrs. Buckley that anything they said could be used against them. Then Stonehouse, Mrs. Buckley and the Scotland Yard officers, two of them women, climbed into three cars parked at planeside and sped through the airport's cargo tunnel toward downtown London. Throughout the flight Stonehouse remained aloof from his Scotland Yard guards, refusing to .speak to them more than absolutely necessary. At first he refused meals, saying: "I never break bread with Scotland Yard." Later he moved to another seat and ate each meal for the rest of the flight. Police said they would oppose bail. Stonehouse said he would demand bail so he can tell his story to the House of Commons. JOHN STONEHOUSE Portuguese Socialists Rally PORTO, Portugal (UPI) - At least 75,000 Socialists and their supporters overwhelmed fleeting Communist opposition Friday and chanted demands for democracy in Portugal's worst political crisis in 15 months of military rule. The Socialists swept aside Communist roadblocks on two bridges leading into this northern city from Lisbon, then thronged into Antas football stadium in a direct affront to the ruling Armed Forces Movement. It was the nation's biggest demonstration since the spring election campaign and despite its anti- military overtones, troops and police kept a low profile once the threat of serious clashes with the Communists disappeared. "We are not against the MFA (Armed Forces Movement)," the opening speaker told the Socialist rally, "but we demand that they keep their promise to create a democracy." "If we are not the people, who are we? " he yelled to the overflow crowd in the 50,000-seat stadium The crowd chanted back, "We want unity!" "We will overcome!"/'The Socialist party has force!" The threat of street violence diminished quickly when it became clear the Socialists far outnumbered Communists who had vowed to block roads to the city "cost what it may." There were brief clashes on two bridges leading across the Douro river into Porto. Each time, Socialists hurled aside barricades and chased off Communist youths manning them. About 4,000 Communists gathered 'in Porto's Liberty Plaza to chant anti-Socialist slogans, but they took care to keep clear of Socialist groups en route to the stadium. The poor Communist showing reflected a lack of support in the north, where anti- Communist rallies and incidents have been increasing over the past few days along with dissatisfaction with the Armed Forces Movement. The Socialists, who with the Popular Democrats won 64 per cent of the vote in April as compared to 12 per cent for the Communists, planned another mass rally Saturday night in Lisbon. The military government put the army on alert across Portugal as the country's simmering political crisis turned toward a wee kend of potentially violent demonstrations. Mobs ransacked local Communist party headquarters in two towns outside Lisbon and Communists and Socialists mustered their forces in Porto -cent • « ter of Portugal's port wine industry-for rival demonstrations, The Social! st party, the nation's biggest political organization, called a Friday night rally against the ruling Armed Forces Movement and Communist in- flue'nce inside it. A spokesman said between 150,000 and 200,000 supporters would turn out for the soccer stadium rally. The Communists responded with claims the Socialists were preparing a march on Lisbon "to generate a climate of strife and violence of unforeseen consequences." They called a general strike among their supporters and ordered them to man street barricades. * "We are going to stop this reactionary march on Porto, cost what it may," a Communist statement said. The Communists set up a counterdemonstration 200 yards away from where Socialist militants were gathering to marct to their rally. The confrontation, the worst in 15 months of military rule, raised the possibility of open clashes between the moderate Socialists, who demand a Western-style democracy, and the louder Communists, who support the military's "people's republic."

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