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   Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1972, Yuma, Arizona                             SFKVICR COP If i-wo 10 niv co C-O I'M If> MILL riLI.1 >-K-VbriKLM i-.i OM 'WE IS Americans Touch Down In Sixth Lunar Landing SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Americans landed on the moon today for the sixth and perhaps final time in this century. Apollo 17's lunar craft Challenger touched down in a rugged box canyon for the start, of a three-day search for knowledge. Astronauts Eugene A. Cer- nan, a Navy pilot on his third space flight, and Harrison H. Schmitt, the first American scientist in space, guided Chal- lenger over lunar mountains and down to the crater-pocked floor of the canyon called Taurus-Littrow. Exclaimed Cernan on touchdown: "Challenger has landed... We is Cernan and Schmitt will spend To hours on the moon, make three excursions in an electric car and collect about 200 pounds of rocks. Apollo 17's third crewman. Honald E. Evans, remained aboard the command ship, America. Preparations for the landing went smoothly, with America and Challenger undocking and separating as planned. Evans threw switches in mi- dock the moon landing craft and Challenger sprang free. Cernan and Schmitt began final preparations fora dive to a lunar touchdown at p.m. EST and Evans started tin- three days of solo moon orbit- aboard America. Tlie astronauts awoke to music, piped to them from Mis- son Control, at a.m. EST after spending the nigh! orbit- ing 15 miles above the moon's barren surface. Cernan and Schmitt donned space suits and started trans- ferring equipment and supplies into Challenger. Evans will remain in lunar orbit aboard the command ship. Hn will probe the moon from above with an array of science instruments and spe- cial cameras. p.m. EST Sunday. Eleven Ahead for Cernan and Sch- minutes later, they fired mitt are three days of explora- America's powerful service lion among the craters hills propulsion rocket engine to and canyons of a steep-sided slow the craft and set- valley called Taurus-Lit trow. tie it into lunar orbit. As the llth and 12lh lunar explorers, they will walk and drive more than '20 miles over the valley floor searching among rock and soil for secrets needed to complete the moon history already partially re- corded through live earlier American landings. America and Challenger, still locked nose-to-nose, swept he- hind the moon and out of touch with Mission Control at As in past moon flights. Mis- sion Control waited through the silence for word of a suc- cessful firing, this time for 22 minutes. Then the spacecraft shot from behind the moon; and, from a quarter million miles away, Cernaifs voice crackled into t he control center: "Thumbs up, America has arrived on station for the chal- lenge ahead." LISTENING AT HOME Mrs. Barbara Cernan, wife of Apollo 17 commander, and daughter Tracy, 9 listen at home as the moon-landing vehicle headed in for a landing on the moon'today All went smoothly as the Challenger touched down on schedule. (AP Wirephoto) Air Search Fails To Find _______________ Car of Murdered Coed Slaying Victim's 1' 1_ i f, and ARIZONA SENTINEI SUN 23rd Issue, 68th Year 10 Cents 16 Pages Yuma, Arizona, Mon. Dec. SENTINEL 230th Issue, 100th Year The light green 1969 Cougar owned by a young woman found slain near Yuma last week is one of the major clues being sought in the case, ac- cording to Sheriffs Sgt Jim Moore of the Winterhaven sub-station. The body later identified as that of Susan Elizabeth Schuler, 20, of Los Angeles, was found Monday 200 yards south of Interstate 8 on Ogilby Road, which is 17 miles west of Yuma. An autopsy showed she had been killed by a single .22-caliher bullet through the heart. There, were no other signs of violence or indications that she had been sexually as- saulted. "We're still looking for her car. but our chances for find- ing anyone in it have diminish- ed said Moore. "I went out Friday to search the entire area from the air to make sure the car hadn't been dumped here, and it hadn't." Miss Schuler's body was clad in a green sweater and a large orange beach towel wrapped around her body. A green skirt matching the one she was wearing at the time of her dis- appearance from Las Angeles, SUSAN SCHULER Slaying Victim a pair of shoes and personal papers belonging to her have been found in a trash basket at the Live Oak rest stop near Yucaipa. Two detective sergeants of the Los Angeles Sheriffs Of- fice, which is heading the in- vestigation, have said that they were still puzzled as to a motive for what appeared to have been a kidnap-tnurder. While auto theft was consid- ered as a possible motive, it. was noted that Miss Schuler was still wearing some valu- able rings when her body was found. Miss Schuler was apparently last seen alive Sunday, Dec. 3rd, when she left her parents' home in the fashionable Los Angeles suburb of Ladera Heights to return to her dor- mitory at the University of Southern California. She was majoring in education at USC and was reportedly a good stu- dent with an excellent reputa- tion. When her body was found early Monday afternoon by a passing motorist, it was esti- mated later that she had been dead for 12 to 14 hours. As to whether she may have spent some time in this area, Moore commented, "I don't think so. I think she was dead when she got here." Moore added that the Los Angeles investigators, aided by two Imperial County investi- gators from El Centre, have been trying to locate persons who might have seen her or particularly the car, but so far with no success. Arrested Here After Fatal Stabbing in Downtown Bar Nixon Seeks Extension Of Wage-Price Controls ByLORENLISTIAK The Yuma Daily Sun Curtis Preston Barley, 29, of Winterhaven was stabbed to death in the Turf Club, 285 Main Street, shortly after a.m. yesterday. City Po- lice said. Less than an hour later no- lice arrested his Stan- ley Barley, 32, 1207 1st Ave- nue, a half block away. He was charged with murder this morning by police. When arrested Stanley Bar- ley was wearing a blue jacket that had bloodstains on the right sleeve, police said. They added he was carrying a small pocket knife with a foreign substance visible near the hinge. Del. John Gross said the case is still under investigation and added he didn't know how the stabbing occurred. "We haven't even determined the motive he stated. Gross did say Curtis was stabbed three times in the chest by a knife. Curtis was dead on arrival at the Yuma Regional Medical Center. This is the second time in years that Stanley Barley has been arrested for murder. He was arrested on July 19, 1970 and charged in the shooting death of Chester Antone of Winterhaven. Antone was shot in the head twice with a .22 caliber rifle on July 7, 1970. His body was found on the sidewalk of the building next door to the Turf Club. Stanley Barley and another man, Stuart Barley, were later acquitted of the murder charges. Levi Pace, owner of the Turf Club, told The Sun this morn- ing, "I heard that Curtis was trying to keep him (Stanley) out of trouble." Pace explained Stanley was reportedly thrown out of the Hofbrau, 110 W. 3rd Street, for making a disturbance. So Stanley came to the Turf Club and tried to get Curtis to go to the Hofbrau with him. "Curtis said something about having to fight me Pace said, "and the two men began to leave through the back doors." Pace added Curtis had removed his shirt. "As they were walking out. Curtis was stabbed. It all hap- pened very fast." he continued. Pace estimated that it happen- ed in less than 30 seconds. "There was no argument and no loud he said. "It could have happened any place. I don't think it could have been stopped because it happened so Pace added. Pace said that his bartender. Robert McDonald, called the police. "In fact he called twice. Once when the scuffle began and the second time when Curtis was on the he added. WILDERNESS ORDEAL Eskimo Boy Kept Pilot Alive And Then Gave In to Death WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon has decided to keep wage-price controls and will ask Congress for an exten- sion of the economic stabiliza- tion law. Treasury Secretary George Shultz said today. Shultz also said that Nixon, in a series of decisions on eco- nomic matters, has ordered a freeze on government pay at the executive level and has de- cided to freeze new hiring and promotions until a new budget is sent to Congress in January. Truman Has Restful Night KANSAS CITY heart of Harry S. Truman con- tinues to show irregularities in rhythm, doctors reported today, but the former president told them "I feel all right" and spent a restful night. The 88-year-old Truman re- mained in serious condition this morning, hospital officials said. A morning medical report from Research Hospital and Medical Center said Truman was asked Sunday nighl about 11 p.m. EST how he felt and he "I feel all right." This came after his heart had developed irregularities. Truman also was asked if he hurt anywhere, and replied the hospital reported. The next bulletin on his con- dition was scheduled for HI p.m. KST. In addition, Shultz said, the President has decided to keep federal spending at the billion level during the current fiscal year, and will be making cutbacks to achieve that goal soon. The secretary said the ad- ministration will begin consul- tations both within and out- side the government on what form the new wage-price con- trol system will take. Nixon has decided to continue the controls, Shultz said, ruling out anv return to voluntary guidelines. The law under which Nixon imposed controls expires next April 30. Shultz said Congress should consider extension of the law as one of the first orders of business in the new session. The freeze on federal execu- tive pay will apply to top-level government officials. Congress and the judiciary, Shultz said. He said it would last through 1973. WEATHER As for the ban on new hiring and promotions, Shultz said that would be in conjunction with "very substantial cuts" in the White House staff. Highest yesterday 51 Lowest this morning 41 Temperature at 11 a.m. today 46 High this afternoon 52 Tuesday 54 Low tonight 32 Relative humidity at 11 a.m. 31% Average high this date 69 Average low this date 42 FORECAST to Tuesday night: Freeze warning tonight. Clearing, windy and cool this afternoon. Clear and much colder tonight. Increasing cloudiness and cool Tuesday. North winds 10 to 15 miles per hour this afternoon. SunSet SunRise Mistrial Declared LOS ANGELES (AP) The judge in the Pentagon papers case declared a mistrial today and ordered that a new jury be chosen to judge Daniel Ells- berg and Anthony Russo on charges of conspiracy, espio- nage and theft. Hospital Bond Issue On Dec. 19th, southern Yuma County voters will go to the polls to vote on a million revenue bond issue for improvements and ex- pansion at Yuma Regional Medical Center. This space has been given to the hospital to answer most-asked questions concerning the issue. Q Will the bond issue increase my taxes? A No. The hospital will pay both principal and interest. Q Will the bond issue increase hospital rates? A No. There is no projected rate increase to retire the bonds. In the past 11 years, regular income has been available to pay for previous bond issues and improvements. Resource Depf. Nearer Reality YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (AP) Officials believe a 14- year-old Eskimo hoy who couldn't hold out saved a pilot's life after their plane crashed in the Canadian Northwest and rescuers did not find them for 32 days. The pilot, Martin Hartwell. 45. was rescued from the wil- derness Saturday. But the boy, David Kootook, died on the 23rd day of their ordeal, per- haps from despair or more like- ly from chronic appendicitis. Hartwell was reported in ex- cellent condition today at a Yellowknife hospital with two broken ankles and a fractured knee. He only suffered mild frostbite despite temperatures that sometimes were 20 degrees below zero at the crash site GO miles south of Great Bear Lake. The plane went down Nov. 8 while on a medical flight from the remote arctic settlement of Spence Bay to Yellowknife. Also killed were a pregnant Es- kimo and a 27-year-old nurse escorting the woman and young Kootook. The nurse died in the crash and the other woman a few hours later. Hartwell would not speak with reporters after the rescue. But Cpl. Harvie Copt-land a paramedic who was among the first to reach the pilot said, "1 think maybe during the first couple of weeks the hoy con- tributed a lot to him being here now." Copeland and others whu talked with Hartwell got these details about the pilot's surviv- al: Hartwell was unable to move after the crash because of his injuries. But he supervised the boy. who built a log frame over which canvas engine-covers were draped to make a tent. The boy kept a fire going. They ate food that was on the plane and melted snow for drinking water. Kootook also went fishing on a nearbv frozen lake. After 18 days, the youth ap- peared to lose hope, his spirits dropped and he "appeared to give up." Three airplanes flew nearby during the week with- out seeing the wreckage. The youth died on the 23rd day. Hartwell's firewood ran out and. for the last three days be fore the rescue, he did not have anv hot food. Lunar Exploration Schedule I NEEPEP THESE FLAKES To PUT ME IN THE AND I'VE SOT ONlV II MORE DAYS LEFT-TO 5HOP.' Inside The Sun Comics..................... Crossword............... Food......................... Markets..................... Movies....................... Pnrknr News............ Sew Fashionable..... Sportu........................ Women...................... ....11 .....10 ......2 ....10 .......3 ......4 7 .......5 WASHINGTON Nixon administration is active- ly considering creation of a de- partment of natural resources by presidential executive order. Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton, in a memoran- dum obtained by The Associat- ed Press, has asked his top sub- ordinates for recommendations aimed at solving problems in- volved in such an order. Morton requested the rcc- ommendationsbyDec. t said he would review them be- fore deciding whether to sub- mit them to the White House. Two years ago, despairing of getting major reorganization through an opposition Con- gress, President Nixon used an executive order to create the Environmental Protection Agency, transferring major programs from the Interior Department, the Department of Health, Education and Wel- fare and other agencies. An executive reorganization does not require positive con- gressional approval, hut takes effect unless Congress votes to block it. Congress has failed to act on a series of Nixon proposals to reorganize the Cabinet includ- ing establishment of the de- partment of natural resources As proposed, the department would incorporate all of the present Interior Department and would absorb the Forest Service from the Ariculture Department, civil construction activities from the Army Corps of Engineers, and civilian atomic-power development from the Atomic Energy Com- mission. The highlights of the sche- duled Apollo activies (all Yuma TODAY p.m. Cernan and Sch- miit start riepressurizing Chal- lenger in preparation for the first of three surface explora- tions. p.m. Cernan becomes the llth American to set foot USDA To Review Civil Defense Emergency Plans WASHINGTON (AP) Al- though it has not been a house- hold word for nearly a decade, "civil defense" will get a new look by the Agriculture De- partment. Agriculture Secretary Karl L. Duty, has signed an agree- ment with civil defense officials outlining USDA responsi- bilities in case of an attack. Under the agreement. USDA will review and devlnp emer- Rcncy plans for food resources, farm equipment, rural fire con- trol and other topic assigned to the department, officials said. on the moon's surface. p.m. Schmitt steps onto the lunar surface. p.m. A television cam- era mounted on the lunar rover is turned on for nearly six hours of coverage of the lunar explorations. p.m. End of the first telecast. Evans starts an eight-hour rest period aboard America. p.m. First explora- tion period ends with rcpres- surization of Challenger. TUESDAY a.m. Oman and Sch- mitt start an eight-hour rest period aboard Challenger. a.m. Evans ends his sleep period. a.m. The two moon explorers end their sleep p.m. Chalenger is de- pressirized again to start the second seven-hour exploration period. p.m. Cernan and Sch- mitt turn on the rover's televi- sion camera again for coverage of more than five hours of their activities, p.m. Television cam- era is turned off. Turning Point Reported In Vietnam Peace Talks PARIS _ Henry A. Kissinger and Hanoi's Le Due Tim met for the 13th lime in three weeks today at what mav he a turning point in I heir se- cret negotiations on a Vietnam ivmv sett lenient. President Nixon's security adviser and the North Viet- namese Politburo member me! in an American rented villa in suburban Neuillv where they held several meetings last week. Their talks were re- cessed Sunday while experts of both sides met to discuss de- tails of a possible cease fire agreement. Except for a nine-day break, Kissinger and Tho have met almost ilnilv since Nov. 20, when they began their current session to revise and finalize the agreement they drafted herein October. During Sunday's recess, Kis- singer's top aide. Gen. Alex- ander M. Jr., was in Washington conferring with Nixon.   

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