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   Advocate (Newspaper) - April 24, 1972, Victoria, Texas                                126lh Year No. 338 THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE Victoria, Texas, 77901, Monday, April 24, 1972 20 Pages 10 Cents Astronauts Depart Moon With Rock Treasure SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Apollo 18 explorers rocketed away from the mooo Sunday with rocks geologists believe were formed by early lunar volcanoes, thus achieving Uielr primary goal. The men then linked with the command ship and began preparing for the long trip home. With astronauts John W. Young and Charles M. Duke Jr. at her controls. Orion, the lunar module, blasted upward into Ihe black lunar sky at p.m. CST, and sped into moon orbit. They rejoined their crewmate, Thomas K. Mallingly II, who had been orbiting alone since Thursday. Scientists on earth praised Duke and Young [or their ac- complishments during their 71 hours in the Descartes Mountain region of the moon. "I believe we got everything we went said Dr. Tony England, a scientist-astronaut at the Manned Spacecraft Cen- ler. The men of Apollo 16 will fire out of lunar orbit Monday night and head for splashdown in (he Pacific Ocean on Thursday. "I don't guess I need to tell you this is a sweet said Duke as the two spacecraft approached each other in orbit, Casper and Orion danced about each other in space as the astronauts looked at the outside of the two spacecraft. Mat- Highway Cut by Enemy Tanks Swarm Crucial Outpost SAIGON (AP) North Viet- namese forces cut Highway 14 in the central highlands before dawn Monday and a column of enemy tanks overran a govern- ment base camp at Tan Canh. The outpost was considered critical to the defenses of Kon- tum and Pleiku, the area's two largest cities. Field reports said 20 tanks were involved in the attack on Tan Canh, forward headquar- ters of the South Vietnamese 22nd Infantry Division just west of Highway 14 opposite the dis- trict town of Dak To. The re- ports said at least seven tanks were destroyed and one was captured. Enemy forces launched the assault on Tan Canh, and dealt new blows Sunday to govern- ment units at An Loc 60 miles north of Saigon, despite the most intense U.S. bombings of the war. The North Vietnamese took more than 300 U.S. air strikes, including about 50 by giant B52 bombers carrying about 30 tons of explosives each. The enemy waited for overcast skies, then hit the provincial capital of An Loc from four directions. The Saigon command mean- while was reshuffling its thinly spread forces. Much of its strategic reserves have been chewed up in the enemy offen- sive that began March 30. A South Vietnamese infantry bat- talion was scattered in the cen- tral highlands, with 15 men killed, 19 wounded and 120 missing. Military sources in Saigon said Ihe South Vietnamese have suffered military casu- alties in the offensive. Of these, S.OOOmen were killed, the infor- mants said. Senior allied offi- cials estimated that ene- my soldiers have been killed, with an unknown number wounded or missing. Before the tank assault on Tan Canh, North Vietnamese forces cut Highway M with ex- plosives 2'4 miles north of Dak To and seven miles below (he base camp, isolating it. lingly examined the bottom of Orion and reported, "You got pretty bad. There's even debris on Ihe outside.'' Then he moved Casper toward Orion and poked the point of the coneshaped command ship into a docking collar of Ihe lunar module. "Okay. About five said Mattingly as the ships closed on each other. "Okay, looks pretty fair. I believe we're there." Then he announced: "Casper's captured Orion." replied Young, "we're all locked on." The linkup was completed at p.m. CST. "What a ride! What a Dukecalledout then. He and Young left the moon with a pocket full of records for Ihe amount the rocJts brought from the moon, time on the lunar surfaceand the speed traveled in the mooncar. The astronauts roamed a field of black and white boulders- some of them building sized and the largest moon rocks ever and walked to thevey edgeof a crater so deep they could not see its bottom. "I can't believe the size of that big black Duke said as the astronauts slopped their electric car beside a massive crater they call North Hay. The astronauts gathered 245 pounds of rock and soil, including onesmall boulder weighing HO pounds. Scientists at the Manned ON WAY UP-A U.S. Air Force K-4 Phantom jet is guided out of its revetment at Da Nang, South Vietnam, for the Near Woodsboro start of another bombing mission Sunday over the'oMZ area and North Vietnam. 3 Die in Crash Advocate News Service REFUGIO Three persons, two from Beeville and one from Refugio, were killed in an auto crash about p.m. Sunday on Farm to Market Road 2441 approximately five miles west of Woodsboro toward Beeville. Pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace J. M. Green of Refugio were: Mrs. Barbara A. Woods, 34, of Refugio, and Randall A. McClain, 23, and his wife, Rosanna Lee, 20, both of Beeville. Highway Patrolmen Wayne Washington and Dennis Rumbo, of Refugio, investigated the fatal crash. Washington said Mrs, Woods1 auto was proceeding west on Ihe road when she lost control of it on a curve. The auto went into a bar ditch, and she managed to get it back on the road, Washington said, but then the vehicle went into a broadside skid. The small car occupied by the McClains took to the shoulder of the road, but was unable to avoid a collision. Washington said. There were no apparent eye witnesses to the crash, and the time of the crash is ap- proximate, Washington said. Spacecraft Center believe the samples include rocks of volcanic origin, formed at or near the time of (he original lunar crust. A failure in the command ship's back up conlrol rocket engine conlrol system forced officials to cut one day out of the mission. The failure involves a small molor which is causing small fluctuations in the rocket engine. To guard against Ihe chance that the condition may worsen, officials chose to bring the spacemen home as soon as possible after the moon surface exploration. The engine worked perfectly Sunday when Haltingly fired it briefly to make a slight change in the orbil of the command ship. It will nol have to be fired again until Monday night. The lunar surface expedition Sunday lasted 5 hours and 40 minutes, giving Duke and Young Ihe record of 20 hours and H minutes in total time exploring the lunar surface since Iheir landing last Thursday night. They drove their moon buggy at a speed of Jl miles per hour, beating Apollo 15's 8 m.p.h record Dr. Harold Masursky of the U.S. Geological Survey, said Ihe rocks and soil samples are "going to (ell us some processes that wenton at the moon bet ween 4 billion and 4.5 billion years ago. I ihink in these samples ivc are going (o find pieces formed when the original lunar crusl was formed Pompidou Rebuffed By Vote French Cool To British PARIS voters gave Britain a lukewarm wel- come into the European Com- mon Market on Sunday and dealt President Georges Pom- pidou a stinging rebuke by re- fusing his request for a mas- sive vote. Final official returns showed 67.86 per cent in favor of Brit- ain's entry and 32.14 per cent against. Bui more than 46 per cent of the registered voters stayed home or cast blank ballots, a record high for national elec- tions since World War If. The yes vote amounted to only about 36.5 per cent of France's more than 29 million registered voters. The highest previous absten- tion rale since 1945 was Ihe 30.9 per cent in the second round o! the 1969 presidential election that swept Pompidou into of- fice. In that campaign, the Communists told their followers to abstain on the premise that there was no real difference be- tween Pompidou and centrist candidate Alain Poher. The 245 pounds of moon surface gathered by the astronauts was a record by a wide margin and 00 pounds more than was planned [or the flight. The astronauts had to get an okay from Mission Control to bring it home aboard the lunar module which must be within prescribed weight boundaries for the lift off. Apollo 16'srock total is 76 pounds more than gathered on Apollo Despite their hard work, Duke said, "You don'l know how much fun this has been." In their final minutcson the moon, the spacemen leaped about in what Young said was an abbreviated "lunar Olympics." "We were gonna show what a guy could do, like jump flat footed straight in the air three or four said Young. He demonstrated by leaping upward in the slow motion typical of movements in lunar gravity. Duke tried it, too, but nol with the same grace. He leaped and then fell on his back said Young in disgust. "That ain't very smart." "Sorry about said Duke. Throwing things was Duke's best event in the impromptu Olympics. Suspect Arrested Robbery at Green Lake Advocate Newi Service PORT LAVACA A Rob- stown man was booked on a charge of armed robbery Sunday at the Calhoun sheriff's department Sunday two hours after Ihe Green Lake Stop 4 Shop Market was held up by two men. A search for the second man continued Sunday night. Victor Reyna Jr., 30, of Robstown was placed in the county jaU after being charged with armed robbery following his apprehension In Refugio County. Ralph Rigby, son of the owner of the store, gave the following account of the rob- bery: "Two guys walked in with guns in their hands and towels over their faces, saying, 'This is a slick up'. There were four men in Ihe store with me Bruce Padgett, Gene Pope, Jerry Rigby, and Steven Pope. The two masked men herded us There are bigger things in life than money bills. into the bathroom, and put a dolly against the door. "When I heard the car leaving, I broke open Ihe door, ran outside in time to see the car, an Oldsmobile 88, leaving, I didn't see if there was anyone else in the car. They headed toward Tivoli on State 35. I came in, dialed operator and asked her to notify the police." Sheriff Homer Roberson and two deputies answered the call, received at p.m. "The men looked to be about 18-20 years Rigby said. "They emptied the cash (See SUSPECT. Page IOA) 2 Blows Suffered By Brandt (AP) Chancellor Willy Brandt's shaky coalitiongovernment suf- fered a double blow Sunday to its Eastern policy, and perhaps its of a critical slate election and defection of a government member in the closely divided lower house of parliament. Brandt's Social Democrats and their Free Democrat allies failed (o win control of the fed- eral upper house through a key state election in Baden-Wuerl- temberg fought over the issue of Brandt's nonaggression treaties with Moscow and War- saw. And it lost the guaranteed support of its general policies from Wilhelm Helms, who an- nounced his resignation from the Free Democratic wing of the coalition. There remained a chance, however, that Helms would vole for the treaties anyway. The official final results in (he slate election gave the op- position Christian Democrats 65 seals and 53 per cent of the vote, enough to retain control of Uie state's votes in the feder- al upper house. Brandt's Social Democrats had 45 seats and 37.5 per cent. The Free Demo- crats had 10 seats and 8.9 per cent. Assocjaieo Hrtsi nirepnoto MOON TALK-Tommy, 4, and Charles, 7, sons of Apollo 16 lunar module pilot Charles M. Duke Jr., discuss the situation with their grandmother, Mrs. Charles M. Duke of Lancaster, S. C., Sunday at Mission Control in Houston. Mobile Units Coiidemntxl X-Ray Danger Cited Gets Honor At KofC Banquet Al S. VoKt was named as Outstanding Catholic Layman of Victoria for 1972 al the annual Knights of Columbus Annual Awards Banquet held Sunday night at Ihe Knights of Columbus Hall on Ben Wilson. The honor was presented to Vogt, who Is a vice president at First Victoria National Bank, by the Rev, Michael Harrold, pastor of St. Patrick's Caholic Church in Bloominglon and Vogt's former pastor. Vogt is a native Victorian. He attended local schools and was gradualed from St. Edward's University in Austin in 1930. He and his wife, the former Agnes Sarlls, have a daughter, Rose Mary, and one grandson. He began working for First Victoria National Bank in 1935. Vogt has been a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for many years. He has served on Ihe Parish Board, been an usher for more than 30 years, and is past president of the Holy Name Society. In the Catholic community, he has been on the Cemetery Board lor many years, worked on the Archdiocesan Development Board, helped to organize the Victoria Denery Council of Catholic Men, an d served as an officer of the old St. Joseph's A thletic Counc II. Principal speaker at the banquet wa's Louis S. Parker Jr. of Austin, executive director of the Texas Stale Council, Knlghls of Columbus. He spoke on "Modem Day Miracles." In a hard-hitting talk, Parker noted the stress that It placed on things patriotic, such as the flag and the Oath of AUeglance. "But where It all the patriotism If we don't have the moral authority logo with he liked hit audience. A danger In today's world, he said, which Is perhapt wone than hardening of thearterjeiui "hardeningof theattitudes." We mutt learn to adjust, to adapt oundvei to modern Hying and modem problems. Miracles still happen, he said, and told a story of a miracle In (See HONOR, Pate WASHINGTON (AP) Warning of possible radiation overexposure, the government disclosed Sunday it has asked slates to halt the use of mobile X-ray screening for tubercu- losis which "is now almost non- existent in many regions of the country." "The use of mobile equip- ment, which requires higher levels of X-ray exposure than fixed equipment, simply cannot be said Dr. Merlin K. DuVal, assistanl sec- relary of health and scientific affairs in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The policy statemenl pre- pared by the Food and Drug Administration, the American College of Chest Physicians and American College of Radiology closely follows recommenda- tions approved 11 months ago by the National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Asso- ciation. HEW officials said they are not sure how many stales slill use mobile or portable X-ray equipment for routine mass screening. Twenty-eight states or more vans regis- tered in 1970 but some have dis- continued use of such equip- ment since then, the FDA said. "II is believed lhat with the release of this policy statement and that of the National Tu- berculosis and Respiratory Dis- ease Association, those state health authorities that have not Governor Due In City Today Gov. Preston Smith will appear at a reception in con- nection with his candidacy for re-election from a.m. until noon Monday at the Holiday Inn. The public is Invited and refreshments will be served. done so, will re-evaluate their the agency said. The governmenl now recom- mends Ihe use of luberculin skin lesls, with X-ray exam- inations restricted to persons testing positive and those in 'Vital Issues' Breakfast Slated Persons planning to attend the Chamber of Commerce "vilal issues" breakfast meeting Tuesday are again reminded to contact the chamber office Monday to make reservations. The meeting will he held at 7 a.m. at Holiday Inn. Juvenile shelters will be the topic with a number of local persons participating who are involved in work with juveniles or in plans to develop such a sheller. high-risk groups. Citing high risk lo benefit, the government said a sur- vey in Cleveland uncovered only 18 new active TB cases out of X-ray exams, a 1970 survey in Kentucky which found only 45 new cases out of persons screened, and a Denver mass-screening pro- gram between 1965 and 1970 which found only 54 active cases among chest X- rays. The number of new TB cases (See DANGER. Page lOAl IOA TVLP9 10A TV Stout Weatk .er OUTSTANDING LAYMAN-A1 S. Vogt, right, holds the plaque he received Sunday night after been named UK Outstanding Catholic Layman of Victoria for 1972 at the I llth annual awards banquet of Knightj of Columbus Council No. 1329 at KofC Hall. At left is the Rev. Michael Harrold. Clear to partly cloudy Monday through Tuesday, continued warm days and mild nights. Southeasterly 6 to It m.p.h., shifting to northerly Monday. High Monday in upper 80s, low Monday night near 60. Rough Tunes Cited j By Mutscher's Wife I BRENHAM, Tex. (AP) "The bottom dropped out of our lives, and we stayed and fought to put everything back S together. From now on, it's going to be insists the 8 wife of former Texas House speaker Gus Mutscher. j Donna Mutscher talked to Candy Lowry of the Austin American-Statesman in her first interview since Mutscher was convicted in Abilene March 15 of conspiring to accept a bribe from Houston financier Frank Sharp. J The jury ruled that Mulscher and two political aides sold Iheir legislative influence in 1969 to assure passage of two i; controversial banking bills. They all received five-year pro- bated prison sentences, and Mutscher resigned as speaker March 28. Mutscher is running for reelection to the House. i: "We'refindingoutlhalpeoplefeellikewegolarawdeal" said Mrs. Mulscher, Miss America of 1964. "The truth will J prevail by some means. I have too much failh in my husband and in the courts of Ihis counlry to believe otherwise." The convictions are being appealed, Mrs.Mutschersaidofthepressduringthel4-monthperiod leading up lo her husband's conviction: "They never con- j t. fined themselves lo fact. They editorialized and presented' i their own private points of view. j "Of course, the trial was the hottest thing going, a big deal, and reporters knew this and used it to further their own ca- reers. Selling newspapers was more important than getting the facts." She discounted a published story thai she hit a newsman 5 with her purse at the trial, 5 "After the verdict was handed she said "we were p; surrounded by three balitfs. When the courtroom door I WIFE, 10A1   

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