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Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1969, Zanesville, Ohio Good Morning! Inrorife The Times Recorder WUson Is Victim Of Holdup Right On Broadway: Read His Column, Page 5-B 106TH 19 20 PAGES ZANESVIIXE, OfflO, 43701 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1969 Police Battle Protesters Anti-American Riots Greet Nixon In Rome Apollo 9 20 Israelis Killed Postponed To Monday CAPE KENNEDY The space agency Thursday delayed the launch of Apollo 9, man's most demanding space- flight, until Monday rather than send its three astronauts into orbit with sniffles and sore throats. Astronaut physician Charles A. Berry said that if James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott and Russell L. Schweickart were launched on schedule Friday morning, "we were going to have three sick crewmen in flight. 'It's a difficult thing to call a mission of this sort for something that sounds so simple as the common saffl Berry. Nevertheless, project officials refused to jeopardize the crucial first spaceborne tests of the manned lunar landing machine. They rescheduled the launch of the 10-day earth orbital mission for 11 a.m. EST Monday. It was the first time an American spaceflight was de- layed by the fflness of astronauts. The space agency said the three day postpone- ment cost an estimated "I think it is on the wane, antt I think we have a very reasonable chance of making the Monday Berry said. "I tMnfr it looks good. McDivitt, Scott and Schweick- art were disappointed, said Berry, but they expected me postponement. "They're disappointed in that they certainly wanted to he said. "It was a very calm, and very drab situation antt they understood." He said their principal concern was that they maintain their "fine tuning" and not lose any of the high degree of readiness they had reached. The first five days of the million Apollo 9 mission are the most difficult astronauts have ever been called upon to perform. Berry noted that the environment inside an Apollo spacecraft is conducive to the spread of illness. He blamed the illnesses experienced by each of the Apollo crews in large part on the hectic pre-flight training, wftich runs to 16 hours a day frequently. '1 think this is one of the things we're seeing in our he said. '-'We also have 100 per cent post-flight illness. I think we've aH got to devote more attention to this from a preventive medicine viewpoint" Berry said the pilots would remain isolated in their quar- ters during most of the next tiiree days to keep them from catching additional bugs. By Jordan Artillery By United Press International Jordanian artillery killed or wounded 20 Israeli troops in two pulverizing barrages across the cease-fire line Thursday, the Jordanian army said in a communique not confirmed fay Israel New fighting also broke out on the Suez Canal and Syrian fronts. The three-front skirmishes, confirmed fay both sides only in the case of thte Suez Canal shooting, marred Israel's day of mourning for the late Premier Levi Eshkol and the Arabs' Feast of Moslemic Sacrifice holiday. A Jordanian military spokes- man in Amman said the Jordanian gunners bombarded Israeli positions in the Kbaled Bam area four miles east of the Sea of Galflee twice Thursday after the Israelis fitted first He said anti-aircraft fire also chased off an Israeli Mystere jet fighter. The Jordanians said the Arab artiflery batteries first returned the Israeli fire about ffiimg or wounding 13 Israeli troops and destroying two trucks. He said a second round of defensive fire was fired about p.m., killing or wounding seven Israelis. No Jordanian casualties were reported- la Jerusalem, Israeli military sources said an Israeli army patrol killed two "infiltrators" on the Syrian cease-fire line inside the southern Golan Heights occupied by Israel. Minutes later, they said, Jorda- nian artillery and mortar fire thundered into the area, permit- ting other infiltrators to escape, lii Cairo, an Egyptian mili- tary spokesman said the Israelis fired first in an unspecified number of gunfire exchanges across thfe Suez Canal Thurs- day. He said the Israelis at first wouH not agree to calls for a cease-fire by United Nations observers and no Egyptians were wounded. An Israeli communique on the Suez Canal outbreak said one Israeli soldier was slightly wounded in two exchanges of gunfire across the waterway in the Port Tewfik area. The Israelis said Egyptian forces shot first in the canal incidents. There have been almost 40 shooting incidents along the Suez Canal so far this month. In other developments, a bomb exploded in an Israeli bank in the town of Kablus along the occupied west bank of the Jordan Elver Wednesday night, Israeli authorities said. There were no casualties and only slight damage in the blast at Nablus, a key west bank town and the scene of repeated anti-Israeli incidents since the war in June, 1967. Elsewhere, Israeli officials said four abductors shot and killed a 45-year-old refugee camp headman in Israeli- occupied Gaza. The body of the victim, identified as Mohammad Abufl Latif, was riddled with bullets. Stovertown Native Dies In Vietnam Marine Jerry L. Taylor, 20, native of Stovertown, was killed in action in Vietnam Feb. 23, according to word received by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Tavlor of Stovertown. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor who now reside in Norwalk, Calif., having moved from Stovertown about nine years ago. The father is a former moldmaker at the old Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. plant here. Young Taylor attended school at Philo. He had arrived in Vietnam in December. His grandparents said the youth was killed when struck in fiie head by a sniper's bullet while on patrol near DaNang. Surviving in addition to his parents and grandparents are four brothers, James, Terry, Eddie and Douglas, an of the come in California. The young Marine's uncle, Robert Eugene Taylor, was killed in action in March 1945 on Luzon, the Philippines, during World War H. This Morning's News Report Trains Halted covered Tokyo and much of the major Japanese island of Honshu Thursday. rACTYOZV TJMCII0V fMi aman u jfnr i mti ftts Ktiat
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