Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 30, 1973 · Page 14
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 14

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REPUBLIC REPUBLIC MAIL BULLDOG A4 The Arizona Republic Pteeatx, Sat, Jim W, Skip with 1,000 ill tourists will dock in Florida today AUOClttMl frtU commander Pete Conrad is shown exercising on a bicycle-like device while on board the spacecraft Exercise is needed Associated Prts* MIAMI, Fla. - Their stomachs churning like the sea, more than 1,000 passengers and crew members steamed for Miami aboard a luxury liner Friday. Their Caribbean cruise was cut short by a mysterious intestinal ailment. A medical team from Mi' ami was scheduled to meet the Skyward, a Norwegian Caribbean Lines ship, at Mi* ami at about 3 a.m. today. All aboard were to be quarantined for examination, A spokesman for the National Center for Disease Control In Atlanta said the ailment — marked by diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps and dizziness — apparently was caused by a virus, not from contaminated food or water. "We know the disease is fortunately not serious," said Dr. William Barker of the disease center. "It is incapacitating but the people are doing all right." Barker said he expected the quarantine to be lifted by this evening. The Skyward left Miami June 23 for stops scheduled in Haiti, San Juan, P.R., St. Thomas, V.I., and Nassau in the Bahamas. The outbreak of queasy stomachs began Tuesday while the ship was en route from Haiti to Puerto Rico. Al Wolfe, vice president of the Miami-based cruise line, said the 525-foot ship was returning to Miami from St. Thomas at 20 knots, its top speed. "Fortunately, two passengers on board are physicians and they are helping the ship's doctor who is on the job although he himself is ill," Wolfe said. "There are no reports from physicians on the ship that anyone is seriously ill," he said. The Sky ward's captain, Ragnar Johannessen, 44, of Norway, was hot believed to be among those stricken, Wolfe said. The passengers, from throughout the United States, paid from $260 to $750 for. the cruise. Whether they will get their money back "has not been addressed at this point," Wolfe said. The Coast Guard dropped emergency medical supplies including paregoric and saline fluid to the stricken ship Thursday. Paregoric helps control diarrhea and the saline fluid was for dehydration. /|V *••• .^^^——^^———^— Sjpace OK for all, lively astronauts say Associated Press - Skylab's astronauts, now returned to glbjwing health, said Friday the. 'average man or woman cin'fly in space without serious ill effects, but they're to have to do some 'Skylab 1 astronauts, Ctfafles Conrad Jr., Paul J. Wjeitz and Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin, in their first news conference since the end of t)ii!?ir 28-day space mission, safd their experience showed atoylbody in reasonable, normal health can become a space traveler. ,'ify think the average man oiftwoman can fly in space," s$kl Conrad, the Skylab 1 cotnmander. "I think they probably will." ^The physical strain of re-adapting to gravity after living Wir, long periods in weightlessness, he said, can be overcome by doing exercisss vfltjile in space. v$If you take a factpry Corker or scientist and leave bun up there for 30 days," Students learn care in consumer dealings 3jJEW YORK (UPI)-Four- tt$h students from Brooklyn College are working part time at; the Better Business Bu- cejlu of New York as consumer^ advisers. Hearing about people's problems, they say, isj making them move more cautious in their own dealings as- consumers. '/Brooklyn College conceived th£ volunteer program to pro- Vide students with a model utftan consumer education experience. said Conrad, "he's going to have to do some exercise." Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz all suffered some effects from the deconditioning of their bodies after living in weightlessness 28 days, but the astronauts said they are in good health now. The Skylab 1 mission ended last Friday. Living and working In space, said Kerwin, the first space-flying physician, was exhilarating. "It was a continuing and pleasant surprise to me to find out how easy it was," he said, "and how good you felt. You get a positive glow of health. It's easy to move, it's easy to work." He said, however, that prolonged living hi space causes a physical adaptation which must be reversed when the astronauts return to earth. "Our postflight conditions demonstrated there are changes and there is a price to be paid in that it takes time to return to normal," said Kerwin. He added, however, that within two days of their return to earth, "we were all able to carry out a normal day's work." Kerwin said he suffered some nausea and vomiting, Weitz said he had some dizz- ness, and Conrad said he had a brief spell of vertigo after returning to earth. "It took a while to lose the heavy feeling in the arms and legs," said Conrad. "For a while I almost had to shuffle my feet." Exercise, said the Skylab 1 commander, may be the answer to allowing man to stay in space for long periods. He said he and his crew- mates worked out daily on a bicycle device. "I think the bicycle ergo- meter exerciser contributed significantly to our well- being," said Conrad. "If it weren't for the bicycle, I .think that they would have carried us out of the spacecraft." Asked if their experience gave any indications if man would be able to withstand a mission of two years or more to Mars, Kerwin said: "I am confident that we're going to be able to work it out." Conrad said he and his crewmates left behind in orbit a smoothly operating Skylab space station which is ready for the 56-day mission of the Skylab 2 astronauts. "They've got a good home up there and they can go for 56 days with no strain," he said. The Skylab 2 crew is set for launching July 28. ; NOTICE! 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