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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 2, 1967, Tokyo, Japan. Times reports get us out of Here astronauts screamed Cape Kennedy Fla. Up the Apollo astronauts lived for 12 seconds after discovering fire in their capsule tried desperately to escape and left tape recorded legacy that ended we re on fire. Get us out of Here the new York times reported tuesday. The paper said Virgil i. Grissom Roger b. Chaffee and Edward h. Whiteii were clawing at the sealed Hatch to escape the flame filled capsule when death came. There is no automatic re lease Button and the astronauts did not have time to use the Ratchet that opens the Hatch of the Craft in which they were to ride in America s first step toward Amoon Landing. Officials of the National aeronautics and space administration Nasa re fused to comment on the times report. Jack King Nasa information officer who is serving As the Public information officer Lor the Board of inquiry investigating the Friday tragedy said at the outset the Board had warned it would neither confirm or deny such reports. The times quoting an Anonymous recording Engineer who heard the tap and talked wih others who were on the launch paid said he understood the first words were fire. I smell fire but did not know which astronaut seconds later the report said White yelled fire in the cockpit three seconds later there s a bad fire in the spacecraft from an unknown. An seven seconds later we re on fire. Get us out of Here from Chaffee. The times said the voice identifications were made by Donald Deke slay ton astronaut chief. The newspaper report differed from official Nasa statements. The space Agency had said that Only the words fire in the spacecraft were uttered during the tragedy. Nasa also said the bodies 6f All three astronauts were found strapped in their couches. Edward k. De Ong chief of up s Bureau at the Houston space Center said several Nasa sources told him the doubted the times report. Delong said each of those he talked to told him the same thing without knowing he had talked to the others. The Washington Star quoting a space Agency worker at the manned spaceflight enter in Houston said there were about 15 seconds of horrible screaming Fol lowing the first report of fire. The Star s report said the informant who heard the tape at Houston and asked not to be named identified the voice on the tape As that of Chaffee. The inquiry Board continued to Meetin secrecy. Space Agency officials said it May be a number of Days or even weeks before the panel reaches any conclusions and makes a report to the Public. A a we maoists win Back Russ Fence off Lenin s Tomb a 6-foot High wooden Fence surrounds Lenin s Tomb in red Square in Moscow barring Entrance to the Public. An official said the Tomb was closed for repairs and would not reopen until april 3. Sixty chinese students got into a Melee with russians last week while trying to Lay a Wreath on Stalin s grave which is in a building adjoining Lenin s remains. A Racli photo . Steel pm. Report earnings drop in 1966 new York a . Steel reported profits for 1966 tues Day at $249 million or $4.60 Ashare compared with $27.5 Mil lion or $4.62 a share for 1965. America s no. 1 steel produce said it was maintaining its 60 cents per share dividend which had been increased by 10 cents in the third Quarter of 1966. Sales for last year totalled $4.434billion, compared with $4.465 Bil lion for York a general motors corp. Reported tuesday 1966 earnings of $1.793 billion or$6.24 a share compared with $2. 126 billion or $7.41 a share in 1965. Automobile sales by general motors the no. I car maker and a whole fell record level Ino the Industry As 1966 below the1965. General motors sales in 1966totaled $20.2 billion against $20.7 billion in 1965. Peace corps Deputy resigns Washington a president Johnson has accepted the Resigna Tion of Warren Wiggins As Deputy director of the peace corps and has chosen Brent Ashabranner Tofill the Post on an acting basis. The White House said Wiggins resignation will become effective monday. Hong Kong up supporters of chinese communist party chairman Mao tse Tung reported wednesday they have seized Power from anti Mao elements in Kwei Chow province according to peking radio. Peking radio said the takeover of the South Centra province occurred Jan. 25. The broadcast accused the anti Mao elements formerly in control of the province of collaborating with the Ameri can imperialists and russian revisionists and said they were truly traitors but gave no de tails of these charges. The broadcast said the pro Mao forces have seized All Powers of the Keichow provincial part committee and the provincial Peoples Congress As Well As the party and government apparatus in Weiyang capital of the prov Ince. On tuesday radio peking had admitted that Mao s enemies were bitterly resisting the takeover by map backers in Tsin Tao the major North China port City on the yellow sea a reported i Tokyo. Pro maoists backed by de sense minister Lin Piao s army claimed Tsin Tao had fallen be fore Mao s forces. But maoist controlled peking radio in a chinese language broadcast acknowledged that handful of persons in authority meaning backers of president Liuhao Chi were fighting Back. They were said to be resorting to the vicious tactics of economist the chinese communist expression for higher wages and better work ing conditions. Amidst reports of anti Mao resistance reports said general Wang in Mao in rebellious sin Kiang China s westernmost prov Ince bordering soviet Russia reportedly threatened to seize the big nuclear base of lop nor i pro Mao forces try to take Over Sinkiang provincial government. Looks like Jar Gas Wilson London a prime minis Ter Harold Wilson said tuesday he Riad evidence strongly suggest in hat Poison Gas had been used i Yemen. The prime minister s statement the House of commons came after the International red Cross committee in Geneva called on the United Arab Republic to Stop using Poison Gas in air raids in Yemen. Wilson was being questioned by conservative 1 e a d e r Edward Heath about the advisability of Britain withdrawing from sout Arabia which Borders the Yemen. Heath suggested that South Ara Bia might be threatened by the car if Britain leaves without defense agreement. Wilson agreed with concern expressed by conservatives about the situation in Yemen. Conservative Neil Marten suggested referring the problem to the United nations. Wilson in Brussels London Ter Harold up prime minis Wilson and foreign Secretary George Brown flew to Brussels tuesday for the third i their series of meetings Britain s new bid for common Market membership. Podgorny goes Home Rome up soviet presi Dent Nikolai Podgorny flew Home tuesday after a one week state visit to Italy and a historic meet ing with Pope Paul i. Controversial vaccine used on Cleveland up Reinhard Kreutzer who has leukaemia an May not live until july and his 10th birthday sits in a Clevelan hotel room watching television or using his favorite plaything a Extension Telephone. He Calls the other room in the suite and his father Hubert picks it ," he says in German. Guess where i am Reinhard of Neuegge Austria has already lived longer than doctors thought he would. He has a Strong Constitution says his Uncle Johann Zimmer Mann of Washington. Last week Reinhard passed an other crisis. He had pneumonia and for leukaemia victims that i generally fatal because leukaemia usually reduces the victim s resistance. He survived although he has a severe cough. Last november in an Austria Hospital he started to bleed profusely from All body openings usually the last step before death but he survived that too. Reinhard came to Cleveland Totake the controversial Rand can cer vaccine. It cannot be use outside the state of Ohio and even Here doctors incur the Wrath of the medical society by trying Iton humans. It was our last Hope Zim Merman said. What could we do the Rand development not ship the vaccine to us in Austria without the consent of the state department and the state department by Public subscription rein hard his father and a family physician came by plane to Cleveland. Since his arrival the City has opened its heart to the family. The Kreutzer were Given free hotel rooms. Gifts and letters poured in from strangers. Reinhard has received two injections of the Rand vaccine. Or. James l. Rush who has risked his professional standing by supervising the administration of the drug says the boy has shown no effects from the serum but that none were expected for another two weeks. There have been no Side worst Calls come from other cancer patients who ask How the drug is doing. Am i a doctor what can i Tell them asks the Uncle. =4-qg Pacific stars & stripes 5thursday, feb. 2, 1967

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