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   Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1969, Zanesville, Ohio                               Times Recorder If VOL. NO. 64 PAGES 6 SECTIONS ZANESVILLE, OHIO, 43701 SUNDAY, JULY 13, 1969 TWENTY CENTS Good Reading On The Inside Gravely Wounded GI Is Rescued........Page 6-A Borman Reports On Soviet Plans Page 6-A History Of St. Thomas Cemeteries Page 4-8 From Campus Rebel To Businessman......Page 5-B Russian Women Fill Men's Jobs.......... Page 6-D It Is Man's Greatest Adventure Sightseers Gather For Apollo Launch Blast Wrecks Pleasure Boat DETROIT pleasure cruiser chartered for a gala cruise on the Detroit River exploded at a marina after taking on gas Saturday after- noon, killing two small children and injuring 17 other persons. A seven-year-old boy was killed in the explosion and his 12-year-old sister was trapped in the sinking hull of the 39-foot boat. Her body was recovered late Saturday when the hull was lifted from the river bottom. Several Detroit-area families had chartered the boat, the for an outing on the river and the boat had just loaded up with 116. gallons of gasoline when it exploded at the dock of Sinbad's Marina on Detroit's east side across from Belle Isle. "There was this terrible explosion and suddenly bodies and pieces of wood were flying through the said Mrs. James Matthews who was aboard a cruiser in an adjoining boat well. James Rzeppa, 7, of suburban aboard the beat his mother, a brother and a sister, was killed. The body of 12-year-old Kim Ezeppa was recovered later. She had first been listed as missing. Fifteen persons were admit- ted to Detroit General Hospital suffering from multiple injuries and severe burns. Six were listed in critical condition. Mrs. Jeanette Ezeppa was admitted to nearby Deaconess Hospital in serious condition. Her husband, Daniel, not aboard the boat, but was to have been picked up later in the day. Gregg Watts, 19, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watts of suburban Warren, were -aboard the boat, said the families all knew each other and chipped in to charter the vessel from Robert Weber. The boat owner, who earlier in the day had borrowed 19 life jackets, was aboard and received burns. "It was just a bunch of friends getting together for the Watts said. The six children aboard were going to be put ashore before dark while their parents continued their party until midnight, he said. The explosion occurred after the boat had been gassed up and someone apparently failed to turn on an exhaust fan, allowing fumes to seep into the bilge. The operation of starting the engine touched off the explosion, said Sgt. Lawrence Hagen of the Detroit police department. Jack Wilson, an attendant at the gas dock, said he had just finished putting the gasoline into the boat's tanks when it "The blast knocked me right into the he said. "When I surfaced, I could see the kids jumping off the cruiser into the water. It was already enveloped in flames and starting to sink. "People were diving in from the dock and pulling them to shore." Blazing gasoline on the water's surface presented a hazard to rescuers who were able to pull many of the badly injured from the water before police and firemen arrived on the scene. COCOA BEACH, Fla. (UPI) Even the Russians are coming for Apollo 11. So is Barren Hilton, president of the international hotel chain, but he won't stay at the Cape Kennedy Hilton. It's full. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew will be here, and so will Former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who as a senator helped write the National Space Act in 1958. Bill Emmerton likewise is on the way. He's running here from Houston, miles. He's not sure where he will stay. For 100 miles around rental cars are gone. Even if you could afford to rent a bus to get here for the Wednesday morning blastoff, you couldn't. They're gone, too. This town, which has been getting worked up about man's pioneering in space for 12 years the flub it witnessed first filling up Saturday with what will be one of the largest crowds ever to gather in one place for an event. The birdwatchers are coming by auto, plane, on a show that won't last more than a few minutes at most: the launching of Astronauts Xeil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin on their mission to put Americans on the moon. If the weather is perfect, the 36-story Saturn rocket will be out of sight before its second stage burns out eight and a half minutes after liftoff, scheduled at a.m. EOT Wednesday. But it will be man's greatest adventure. The Russians were early arrivals. Part of the group of Soviet warships heading southward off the U.S. coast to Cuba steamed within SO miles of the launch site Saturday. There was no In- dication whether they would stay nearby for launch. The N'avy was taking care of the Russians, but civil defense officials were left to coordinate handling of the crowd on the beaches. The official estimate is that there will be people coming into the area in cars to see the show. They will be spread over more than 30 miles of coastline. "We aren't sure there will really be a million, but even if there's said Cocoa Beacii Police Chief Bruce Parsons, and groaned. Man Dies Wading In Seneca Vaughn Dennis, 37, of Winget Run in northeastern Washington County, drowned in Seneca Lake at p.m. Saturday, the Guernsey County Sheriff's office reported. The body was recovered from about ten feet of water at pjn. by Roger Sowers and Larry Albanese of the Seneca Lake Patrol, assisted by the Guernsey County Underwater Rescue Unit. Dennis, his wife, Ona, 36, son Robert, 12, and daughter, Nancy, 4, had arrived at the lake at p.m. and set up camp on the north side near Cadillac drive and the Owl's Nest. He went into the water alone to wade and went under. He was unable to swim and his wife, also a non swimmer, saw his predicament and tried to hale a passing boat but was unsuccessful. Guernsey County Sheriff Andrew H. Beros and Deputy Dave Clark investigated. The body was taken to the Meek Funeral Home in SenecavIUe and then trans- ferred to the Mallett Funeral Home in Stafford. Storm Lashes Northwest Ohio TOLEDO show- ers and thundershowers swept down from Lower Michigan Sat- urday afternoon and lashed northwestern Ohio for the sec- ond time within a week. The Highway Patrol said Watervflle in Lucas County had received considerable damage from the storm, with several trees uprooted, power lines knocked down, gas lines broken and streets flooded. The Patrol said numerous re- ports had been received of iWaterville homes being dam- aged by the heavy storms. The Patrol said it had been told an unconfirmed tornado was sighted west of Westhope In Henry County. A mile west of Westhope, a home had all its windows blown out Napoleon, the county seat of Henry County, had "torren- tial the sheriff's office said. Northern counties reported hail, up to the size of marbles at Milan, as well as some at Tbe Mississippi River was expected to crest 5.8 feet above flood stage at St. Louis, Mo., Monday after being out of its banks Saturday from Qidncy, III., to Cairo, HI. Tbe Missouri River, meanwhile, was flooding at Hermann and St. Charles, Mo. Waterville near Toledo and east of Sandusky. The buffeting came during a line of showers from HiDsdale in lower Michigan southeast into northern Ohio over the Finilay area, on south into the Forest-Upper Sandusky area, and moving southeast. At the same time, thunder- shower activity was reported in the Mansfield-Cleveland Akron area. Some heavy rainfall amounts occurred. The weak area of showers de- veloped over southern Michigan in the morning and by after- noon and spread into Ohio. Other parts of Ohio had mostly sunny skies with a few cloudy intervals. It was part of a weak high pressure system developing in the upper Great Lakes and drifting slowly eastward over the weekend, which was expect- ed to result in mostly fair weather. There could be some isolated thundershowers in Ohio Sunday noon. A sow and five pigs sink tkrMgk flMdwliers 18 years. The pigs were anmg 1M strafed of the Mississippi and Cilvre Rivers Mar OH on the Steve Bwtaapsr farm. Monroe, In tot wtrst flooding b Moon Voyagers Sharpen Skills With the tourists, sightseers and campers beginning to crowd tbe beaches to get a look at the Moon-bound Apollo 11 launch from Cape Kennedy Wednesday, pretty Karen Winzloff of Warren, Mich., hangs ont a few diapers that express her feelings on the shot. The young onlooker at left is Robbie Winzloff, one- year-old. Kathy Baumann Is Winner Of Miss Ohio Title SANDUSKY, Ohio (UPI) Kathy Baumann of Inde- pendence, the Miss Bowling Green State University entry, Saturday night won the 1969 Miss Ohio Pageant at nearby Cedar Point and will be the Buckeye State representative in the national contest She was selected as the out- standing girl in the 29-member field which was honored at the amusement resort's packed ballroom. The 19-year-old junior speech major at Bowling Green is a 5-foot-514 coed who measures 36-23-35. Her talent was an ac- robatic dance. Picked as first runnerup was Gayle Ann Williams. Following in order as the five finalists were Roberta Faye Groves, Di- ane Craven and Madeline Car- valho. Jody Dye, .the 19-year-old Miss Greater Cleveland who lives at Massillon, was voted the talent scholarship. Relurais WASHINGTON ident Nixon returned to Wash- ington Saturday evening after a quiet day at his Camp David, Md., mountain retreat. CAPE KENNEDY Apollo ll's astronauts honed their flying skills Saturday in two moonship trainers before practicing in a helicopter and supersonic jet for launch Wednesday on America's great moon adventure. The countdown on their gleaming black and white space machine was rolling along smoothly toward a a.m. EDT blastoff. A force of thousands was spreading out around the world to support it. Neil A. Armstrong, 38-year- old civilian commander of the long-awaited odyssey, and Air Force officers Michael Collins, 38, and Edwin E- Aldrin, 39, were taking advantage of every opportunity to get ready. Armstrong, wearing an or- ange sport shirt, tan slacks and loafers, flew .an Air Force helicopter at nearby Patrick Air Force Base to get the feel of hovering in his lunar landing craft "Eagle." Before he got into the helicopter, the extra-careful astronaut climbed on top of the aircraft to check its rotor blades and engine linkage. He inadvertently turned on the craft's landing lights and smiled when a mechanic reached in the bubble cockpit and turned them off. Collins flew acrobatics for an hour in a supersonic T3S jet trainer with chief Astronaut Donald K. Slayton. They looped, rolled and spun high over Sebring, Fla., to prepare for the high gravity forces exper- ienced m launch and the weightlessness of spaceflight. "I tried to make Mr. Slayton sick, and he tried to make me sick, and neither of us Collins said upon his return to Patrick. "It was a Mexican standoff. The flight was-fine, just fine." While the two astronauts were flying and Aldrin was reviewing launch preparations, Apollo 8 Commander Frank For additional articles dealing with the Apollo 11 launch and flight to the moon turn to Page IB, l-C and S-B. Borman told newsmen at the moonport, "I think that Apollo 11 has got as much assurance of success as the human being can make." Saturday was the astronauts' last full day of training. They plan to take Sunday off, work only a few hours Monday and relax Tuesday. Officials said they probably will dine alone launch eve to limit their exposure to germs. Before going flying, all three astronauts brushed up on moonflight techniques in ground simulators that duplicate vir- tually everything tmt the acceleration forces and weight- lessness of spaceflight. Armstrong and Aldrin, the men scheduled to land on the Sea of Tranquility July 20, rehearsed key portions of the landing in a lunar module trainer. Collins worked on the techniques he will use in his solo flight of the command module, Columbia, in lunar orbit. Three Apollo crews have flown around the moon before, but the landing is something no one has tried. And because of that, the astrpnauts have trained for virtually every type of eventuality. "At this stage of the game, I feel that we're in extremely good shape as far as the procedures that have to do witfi these new parts of the mission powered descent, surface stay and the Aldrin said in a recent interview. Armstrong, veteran pilot of the X15 rocket plane, said his only concern now is that "we may have overlooked some minor flaw in the strategy or procedures or techniques we are using that will in fact prevent us from doing every- thing we hope to do on flight 2 Children Killed In Plane Crash COMPTON, Calif. light plane -with a man and three children from Ohio crashed into the roof of a house Saturday in a heavily populated area of this Los Angeles suburb, killing two of the children. The plane caught fire shortly after the crash and caused extensive damage to the roof of the home. Its occupants were on vacation. The dead were Eobert Schroeder, 14, and Ms sister, Ann, 12, both of Ashtabula. Their brother, Edward, 17, suffered burns and cuts when the plane caught fire. The pilot, Everet Pavitt of Inglewood, Calif, the children's uncle, was not injured. He told police the plane lost power and he attempted to make a landing in the street. Symptoms Of Disease Vanish Future Brightens For Victim Oi Leukemia FORECAST Mostly sunny and warm; fair tonight and Monday with little temperature change, (Details on Page MEMPHIS, Tenn. Mauricio da Costa Val prayed often to St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes. For Val had a hopeless case on his in his heart. His young daughter, Denise, is a victim of leukemia. In early May, Val saw that Denise was failing to respond to treatment given her in Rio de Janeiro, where he practiced medicine as a obstretical anesthesiologist. Val's search for help for his 5-year-old daughter brought him to Memphis, and to St. Jude Research Hospital. To finance his trip, he closed his practice, sold his home, sold his car, withdrew his savings from a bank and took his wife and 4-year-old son to live with his parents. When he arrived at St. Jude's May 28, Val had with him a desperately ill little girl, a few pieces of luggage and the money he had been able to gather together. He spoke his native Portu- guese fluently, some French and English not at all. Val and his shy, black-haired' little girl took a room in a motel. Treatment is free at St Jude, but it takes money to live in a motel for six weeks and to eat and to travel back and forth to the hospital. But Val, a soft spoken and humble man, has consistantly refused offers of financial help. He takes care of his own. Two weeks ago, life began to change for Val and Denise. Doctors reported Denise free of any symptoms of leukemia. She is a remission. But the wide-eyed little girl is not well. A remission is not a cure. There is always the possibility of a relapse, so the young girl needs to stay at St. Jude to continue weekly treat- ments. To enable Denise to continue treatment, Val is changing his tourist visa so he can stay in the United States and work. Val's wife and son, Sergio, have come to Memphis to live. They have set up housekeeping in an apartment. Inside The Times Recorder Books Buchwald, Art 7 Builders Page 6 Classified Pages 6-9 Commentary 6 Crossword Puzzie Deaths and Funerals Jeane Dixon Financial News Gift Of Roses Global View 8 Letters to Editor 4 Main Stem 4 Minnie Predmore 5 Page Sec, 7 C A B D D D B C B A A B A C Page Sec. Money Clips 2 A Ohio Politics 4 A Old Photos 10 B Photo Highlights 5 B Profiles 10 D Question of Week ......3 B Radio-TV News 9 Roy Wilkins Sally Round Sports Stamp; Theaters............... 2 B TR-Action 5 A Weaifier Map A B A 4 C 1-a D 3 A {NEWSPAPER! NE WSP.APE.Rr   

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