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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 25, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning it s tuesday september t our 50th year no. 268 Florence s. C. Daily 10sunday 15 4sfronouts begin preparations for return trip space Center Houston a clean up pack up and Power Down chores occupied the skylab 2 astronauts monday As the record breaking spacemen prepared for their tuesday splashdown and the end of their voyage. Watch us today Well get this thing All put to said skylab 2 commander Alan l. Bean As the astronauts worked to close Down the space station. We re coming Home Tomor bears and his Crew mates Jack r. Lousma and Owen k. Garriott spent monday tidying up the orbiting Laboratory and preparing it for the skylab 3 Crew which is scheduled to spend 56 Days aboard the space station Starling nov. 11. The skylab 2 splashdown target is 230 Miles Southwest of san Diego calif., in the Pacific Ocean. Officials said the target May be moved to the Northwest a number of Miles if Hurricane Irah which is 500-600 Miles South of the splashdown Point becomes a Hazard. Bean spotted the storm off the coast of Western Mexico on monday and told Mission control it was a Beautiful bean Garriott and Lousma will Board their Apollo command ship tuesday morning. They will conduct a hot fire test of some steering rockets and unlock the command module from skylab at not. After moving away from the orbiting Laboratory tie astronauts will fire the powerful service propulsion rocket on the Apollo Cratt. This will slow their Speed cause them to fall from orbit and Streak into the atmosphere toward the Ocean. Edt. Re entry will be Tricky and Complex for the astronauts. Two of four steering rockets on the Apollo spacecraft Are disabled. The astronauts must Fly the Craft with Only half its steering Power. Officials Are confident the spacemen can Fly the crippled Craft to Earth safely but a rocket is poised at Cape Kennedy fora possible Rescue Mission and officials said it could be ready for launch within a week. The prime recovery ship the new Orleans is already in the recovery area awaiting the astronauts. Shortly after splashdown tuesday the new Orleans will Man Euver alongside the Bobbing spacecraft and lift it on Board with a Crane. The astronauts will remain inside the Apollo Craft. Until it is on the deck of the Carrier. Or. Royce Hawkins chief of the astronaut doctors said he expects bean Garriott and Lousma will be very unsteady As the result of their Long slay in the weightlessness of space. They re going to have to Lake in said Hawkins. He said the three have lost som c muscle mass and Are experiencing a slight degree of cardiovascular do conditioning As the result of weightlessness. He said however thai the men of skylab 2 Are in about As Good a shape As the men of skylab 1, All of whom experienced some dizziness arid weakness after returning to Earth. Long exposure to weightlessness causes Muscles to recondition. Without the constant lug of Gravity the Muscles including the heart. Gradually grow weaker. Hawkins noted that the skylab 2 astronauts exercised during their Mission and said tic reconditioning was halted about the 39lh Day of the voyage. He said the astronauts will have a prolonged period of a adaptation before their bodies again become accustomed to living in Gravity. The astronauts Are expected to be in Good enough condition to yet out of the spacecraft and onto he Carrier by themselves but they May choose to ride from the spaceship to a medical lab. Beau. Garriott and Ixia sea return to Earth with a much greater amount of scientific in formation than was expected. Included Are an estimated 77.600 pictures of inc san. Including views of several Sorc runnions. Agnew proceeds As usual Washiington a while his attorneys prepared to go to court to try to Slop a Federal investigation of him vice pres ident Spiro t. Agnew was proceeding monday with his offi Cial routine As if everything were Normal. In the coming week Agnew is scheduled to Fly to California where he will give a private talk to an insurance executive convention and address a re publican women s group. With a few Days Between these events the vice president probably will go to Palm Springs to play Golf and relax at the resort Home of his Friend Singer Frank Sinatra. This will be Agnew s third major foray from Washington since it became Public knowl Edge that he is under lion in a federa probe of alleged kickbacks to politicians by slate contractors in Maryland. Agnew s lawyers have said they will go to court probably by wednesday to try to Stop the probe. The probability of Early action in the Agnew Case appeared increased monday when atty. Gen. Elliot l. Richardson cancelled a scheduled speech to the National association of chiefs of police citing pressing National business. He would not say so. But it seemed apparent that at least part of that Busi Ness was the Agnew Case. The main scheduled event of his week in California is a new s appearance on saturday sept. 29, before the federation of Republican women s Gath ering in Angeles. _ it will be the vice president s second address to a partisan gathering this month. He is expected to renew the theme established in the first one in Illinois two weeks ago a vigor Ous defense of the Nixon and against its water Gate critics and a Call for re publicans to Lake an initiative in pointing out its accomplishments. Despite these seemingly nor Mal activities it Isac Knowledg de by persons close to Agnew that he is feeling Strain As a result of his Legal troubles. Hunt implicates Colson in breaking senators Howard Baker left Sam Ervin hear testimony convicted watergate conspirator a Howard Hunt testified monday Washington a e. Howard Hunt the one time master spy testified monday he had brought up seamy chores he had performed for the while House in one request for payment of his Post watergate expenses. Hut he denied the reference amounted to blackmail and said he had never asked presidential clemency. The convicted watergate conspirator a member of the while House unit that conducted the burglary of Daniel Ellsberg s psychiatrist s office added a new element loan of told Story in an otherwise colourless resumption of the Senate watergate hearings. He said former while House special counsel Charles w. Col son knew in Advance about the intelligence gathering plan that led to the break in of democratic parly Headquarters. Hunt had sworn earlier Itiat he had no such knowledge about Colson. Bui he said monday that his memory was refreshed questioning by the committee counsel Samuel dash. From thai Hunt said he recalled a conversation with col son in january 1972 where Colson indicated he was aware of Congress May not Complete budget Reform Bill work Washington a legislation designed to make con Gress More efficient in Sharping the National budget launched in a Gale of enthusiasm then becalmed by second now is moving again to Uncertain breezes. It appears doubtful that Congress can Complete action on a budget Reform Bill this year. But at least both Senate and House units have resumed work on Bills stuck a month ago. The House rules Cor Mitlee completed off and on hearings on the measure sept. 20. Rep. Richard boiling. D-mo., a Prin Cipal Steerer of the legislation told a reporter he thinks there is a Good Chance a Bill May be ready for House consideration by november it May not much resemble the original. In the Senate a government operations subcommittee has see Congress page7a imprisonment lends for innocent Man a Man thought innocent was finally released from a new or leans mental institution 50 years after being imprisoned. Page 10b. The world s top finance ministers Are asked to Aid poor countries. Pagella. I government forces move closer in trying to secure phenom ii penh s Western approaches. Page 2b. Weather partly Cloudy and warm with a Chance of afternoon and evening thundershowers. 3 High upper 80s Low upper 60s. Details Page 2a. Four of five surviving Sext plets Fine Denver Colo. A four of the five surviving Stanck Sext plets have conquered their breathing problems and the last born Nathan is making Good Progress a doctor said monday. All five of ihe8-Day-old babies were fed breast milk monday and two of them John and Jeffrey were in diapers. Or. James Strain a paediatrician said he Felt that John Ste Ven Jeffrey and Catherine have now passed through the danger zone of lung problems. Court urged to reject tape plea Washington a pres ident Nixon s lawyers urged a Federal court monday to reject the Senate watergate com Mittee s Effort to obtain the White House watergate tapes contending the president is answerable in Only one constitutional proceeding an . In a 71-Page Brief filed with . District court judge John j. Sirica White House attorneys sounded again their argument that the court lacks Juris diction to Force Nixon to release tape recordings of meetings and Telephone conversations related to the watergate scandal. The Senate committee s suit is separate from one brought by special watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. Sirica ruled in the Cox Case that Nixon must turn the tapes Over to the judge for private inspection a decision the White House has Sec court Page 7a the Overall intelligence that would have been before the Jan. 27 meeting in which g. Gordon first broached a million Dollar intelligence plan to then ally. Gen. John n. Mitchell dash pointed out. Hunt recently asked to withdraw his plea of guilty to the charges stemming from the watergate break in indicating in his motion thai he believed Colson among others approved the plan. Dash suggested that the move to withdraw the plea might have influenced Hunt s change of testimony. Hunt said his Legal position does not depend on when cols ii knew of the intelligence plan. Testifying in a subdued voice frequently conferring with his lawyer. Hunt slopped Short of saying that Colson knew specifically about the watergate burglary plan and blood by n previous sworn affidavit that Colson had information Only to the Over All intelligence Corson has denied having fore knowledge of watergate but asked to be excused from Senate testimony on grounds of possible self incrimination. Hunt said that in March this year a few Days before he came up for sentencing on his guilty plea in the watergate trial he met with Paul o Brien an attorney representing president Nixon s re election committee. He said he spoke about his Legal Bills which then totalled and about his concern for the future of his family. I put it to or. O Brien that i had engaged in other activities which i believe 1 described As seamy activities for the White Hunt said. Asked if that was not a threat. Hunt said no he added however that soon thereafter he received in a sealed envelope which he put in a Safe Deposit Box. As the Senate hearings resumed after a seven week recess the crowds were still standing room Only but no one had to wait More than a few minutes to get in. The turn Over was rapid As the questioning of Hunt proceeded slowly. Two of Hunt s four children 19-year-old St. John and 22 year old Lisa were among the spectators. I think he s doing a great Lisa said. As Hunt testified about his roles in the watergate and Ells Berg burglaries president Nixon s lawyers urged a Federal court Here to reject the committee s Effort to obtain the White House watergate tapes. The Brief sounded again the argument that the court lacks jurisdiction to Force the president to release the recordings. Hunt. Who went to work for the while House in the summer of 1971 after 21 years with the Central intelligence Agency appeared thinner and More gaunt than in january when he pleaded guilty to conspiracy burglary and wiretapping at the watergate trial. He was the Lead off witness As the Senate committee resumed its hearings after a seven week recess. His Job at inc White House he said was essentially the same kind of. Work As i had performed for the Cia and that he expected the sort of help after his arrest that Cia agents receive when they arc caught. Now i find myself confined under a sentence which May see Hunt Page 7a Kissinger assuring other nations United nations . Api Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger assured the nations of the world monday that the United Stales will not seek to dominate their affairs in concert with the soviet Union or any other big Power. My country remains committed to the goal of a world Kissinger promised the . General Assembly in his debut As Secretary. Speaking to an attentive audience of foreign ministers and their deputies in the Blue and Gold Assembly Hall Kissinger also proposed that he jag member nations agree on peacekeeping guidelines for swill and effective action in future crises. The delegates applauded his initial venture once a 10-second burst at the conclusion. Their private comments were guarded. A soviet Diplomat said Kissinger seemed cautious. Sir Alec Douglas Home the British foreign Secretary called the speech a Fine Mohammed a. Al Zayat. The egyptian foreign minister commented it was a general speech and he used Only the new Secretary of state listened to All the speakers on the morning schedule and then had Inch with a group of african delegates at the . Mission across . Plaza. As he entered the Mission several Hundred persons broke into loud applause. Mazel one onlooker called out in hebrew. Kissinger a jew smiled at this traditional greeting of Good Fortune. In his speech Kissinger said the peacekeeping guidelines Are necessary because in recent years we found ourselves locked in fruitless debates about the inauguration of peacekeeping operations and Over the degree of control the Security Council would exercise Over peacekeeping machinery an impasse which ensured Only that permanent peacekeeping machinery would never come into Kissinger also proposed that the United nations organize a world food conference next year to harness the efforts of All nations to meet the hunger and malnutrition resulting from natural and he renewed the . Pledge of support for permanent membership in the Security Council for Japan. The five permanent members of the 15-nation Council since the . Was formed in 1m5 have been the United Stales the soviet Union Britain France and China. Kissinger s speech to the 28th general Assembly contained no bold . Initiative for breaking the impasse in the Middle East nor any other dramatic . Its significance rested More in its tone particularly in reassurances that the United states will never be satisfied with a world of uneasy truces of offsetting blocks of accommodations of Kissinger said that even though the United states has broken through two decades of estrangement with communist China and ended Many cold War confrontations with the soviet Union even in this room the vocabulary of suspicion relaxation of tensions is justified by some As merely a tactical interlude before renewed Kissinger said. Others suspect the emergence of a two Power he said the truth is that the United states has no desire for domination and will oppose any nation that chooses that path. We have not been asked to participate in a condominium we would reject such an Appeal if it were promised. Kissinger plans to spend three Days in new York. While Here he will meet with foreign ministers Andrei a. Gromyko of the soviet Union. Sir Alec Douglas Home of Britain Massayoshi Ohira of Japan and others on such matters As the prospects of maintaining momentum toward detente with Moscow and the possibility of president Nixon s visiting Europe and Japan by the end of the year. Tricia Nixon Cox with Kissinger at . Secretary of state made Maiden speech monday postmaster general proposes increases Washington api Post master general e. T. Klasson monday proposed raising the Cost of air mail and first class letter Stamps two cents and in creases in the other classes of mail ranging from b to 38 per cent. The Cost Price squeeze has affected us As much As it has affected the rest of the econ said Klassen in a speech to the National press club. Klassen said the new Rale schedule would be submitted for approval of the postal rate commission tuesday. Asked if he thought Congress would ultimately allow the Rale increases Klassen said i Don t know. If they Don to taxpayers Are going to have to pay the Price of operating inc postal service. Klassen said the proposed in creases in All classes of mail would amount loan increase of billion in postal service Revenue

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