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Independent Record (Newspaper) - June 3, 1965, Helena, Montana Astronauts Start Four-Day Orbit Of World One Strolls in Space Maj White Highlight of Flight Capo Kennedy White II climbed out of his Gemini capsule today and for the first time an can astronaut flew alone in the cold black emptiness of space White's space walk came on the third circuit of a space flight scheduled for a total of 62 The exit into space had been planned for the second orbit but the astronauts were too busy at trie time and delayed it White pushed himself out- f tt Vol 172 Helena Montana Thursday June 3 1965 24 Pages Two Sections Price Ten side the craft at p.m EST as his partner vered it high above the off the coast of Mexico Command pilot James McDivitt reported directly to center at Houston He looks great Vic's outside and working Human Satellite In his weird world of lessness White became a human in a pressurized space suit speeding through the void al a fantastic miles an hour But Air Force major was totally unaware of any motion as he hung seemingly pended in space Uses Jet Gun Using a liny jet gun lo propel himself he had hoped to proach the spent second stage of the Titan 2 rocket hurtling along in same orbital path as the Gemini spaceship But ing fuel ran short and the rendezvous mission on the flight was scrubbed White's feat was highlight of the flight which started with a from Cape Kennedy at EST White's voice was piped direct ly into communication channels around the world It sounded scratchy and it was hard to under- stand Quite Exuberant McDivitt hat he was quite exuberant at the sight he was seeing in front of capsule White was floating on end of a golden tether McDivitt said While was ing his propulsion unit the space gun lo help him maneuver It was the first time such a device had been used by man The command pilot One about it when Ed gets out there il makes the craft bounce like a ball Afler White climbed out ini 4 swooped across Mexico and over the southwest United States passing above Arizona New Mexico and Texas Then it swept over the Gulf of Mexico and Miami Fla before crossing the Atlantic Watched by Doctors Back on earth the astronauts physician al Houston Dr Charles A Berry said medical data being received at Houston looks indicating no problems with he floating astronaut ironic lines leading in through liis umbilical cord Gee he's just whipping along here in great Berry com- after looking at electro- cardium report radioed from space The main problem for U was keeping White in view through his window as White maneuvered with his propulsion unit At one point McDivitt told White slay right there if you can Move around and I'll take your picture White seemed mostly lo talk about what he was seeing on the ground below He got out of his spacecraft more easily than the Russian cosmonaut Leonov did on his own historic venture into space The Russian had to scramble in and out of a small porthole White stepped through a open hatch from his capsule If something made it difficult tor him to get back McDivitt could reel him in with the line The Gemini 4 carried enough fuel to make maneuvers totaling 245 miles In his vain attempts to catch the booster during the first orbit McDivitt used up 109 miles of this capability The failure to rendezvous with the booster indicated that more work needs to be done before U.S attempts to hook up lites in maneuvers planned on Gemini flights late this year October Flight A link-up bad been scheduled next October with a Gemini craft piloted by astronauts Walter Schirra and Tom Stafford The introduction of the maneuver for today's flight plan was a late decision It was made after astronauts Virgil Gris Continued on Page 7 U.S Jobless Droos to 1957 Rate Washington Johnson announced today thai the unemployment rale in May to the lowest level since lale 1957 Johnson jumping he gun on a Labor Department announce ment scheduled for laler in jday said the unemployment rate Every breath White took and fell from 4.9 per cent in Apri every beat of his heart was flashed back to carlh along Fast Cape Kennedy Edward While slopped of he spacecraft on he third orbit as scheduled He passed roughly over he ing areas flying from west to Baja Calif Phoenix Ariz White Sands N M Houston Texas The Gulf of Mexico and Miami Fla The excursion started p.m KDT and shout eight or nine minutes Viet Cong Ambushes Troops World Space Fliers Now Number 27 Cape Kennedy Fla Astronauts James A and Edward H White II are the 20th and 21st men lo rocket into space since the first went aloft in 1961 The previous 19 eight Americans and 11 Russians Russian Maj Yuri Gagarin one orbit one hour 48 minutes April 12 1961 U.S Navy Cmdr Alan B ard Jr 15 minutes May 5 1961 U.S Air Force Capt Virgil I Grissom 16 minutes July 21 1961 Russian Maj Gherman 17 orbits 25 hours 18 minutes Aug G 1961 U.S Marine Lt Col John H Glenn Jr 3 orbits 4 hours 56 minutes Feb 20 1962 U.S Navy LI Cmdr Malcolm Scott Carpenter 3 orbits 4 hours 56 May 24 1962 Russian Maj Andrian 64 orbits 70 hours 57 ules Aug 12 1962 U.S Navy Cmdr Walter M Schirra Jr 6 9 hours 13 minutes Oct 3 1962 U.S Air Force Maj L Gordon Cooper Jr 22 34 hours 20 minutes May 15 1963 Russian Lt Col Valery sky 81 orbits 119 hours 6 utes June 14 1963 Russian va 48 orbits 70 hours 50 minutes June 16 1963 First woman in Russians Col Vladimir ov pilot Boris Yegorov and sci enlist 16 orbits 24 hours 17 utes Oct 12 1964 Russians Col Pavel and Lt Col Leonov 17 bils 26 hours 2 minutes March 18 1935 Leonov first man to walk in U.S Air Force Maj Virgil I Grissom and Navy LI Cmdr John W Young 3 orbits 4 hours 54 March 23 19B5 Grissom first man to fly twice inlo to per cenl in May He saic this was the lowest rale in 91 months The President addressing group of businessmen and laboi union officials who have pio in finding summer jobs for young people said fell by between April to of 000 He said the decline in the number of jobless was triple the drop that usually is recorded at lime of year On employment front ison said IMi million more went to work in May ing total employment to 72.4 lion Negro Sheriff Deputy Slain In Louisiana La A gro deputy sheriff was killed and wounded when gunfire from a pickup truck riddled their patrol car on a lonely road near this racially tense Wednesday night MANEUVERING IN ing depicts a scene high over the ern United States and Mexico as it took place today as U.S Astronaut Edward White left the space capsule pictured at left As he maneuvers he has one hand on life line and other holding the pressure gun that help control his movements in space AP Wirephoto Conserve Metal LBJ Proposes Less Silver Content in U.S Coins Washington President Johnson recommended today that less silver be pul into U.S coins from now on lo conserve scarce metal Johnson made his tion lo Congress in a message that would if carried Leave penny and nickel un- contain no silver Provide for new dimes and quarters with no silver They have about 90 per cent ver now The coins would have a copper core with an outside layer of a mixture of copper and nickel that would make them acceptable in vending machines rigged lo reject slugs with no silver content Allow 40 per cent silver lent of 90 in a new half dollar Make no change in old ver continue the ban on coining the cartwheel The new coins will not come out next year Meantime said the 300 million troy lhan An hour the own shal at Tylertown Miss who heard of the shooting by police radio stopped a 1954 pickup truck with a Confederate flag lag on its front bumper The truck's white occupant Ernis R 41 possessed wo nf which officers said had been recently fired FLIGHT TRACKING 4 space flight Includes these 13 stations around he world plus two ships The computing communications center is al and Mission Control Center al Houston Texas of silver will go inlo coinage this year This is far more than the Richland County Has New Sheriff Sidney Harold total free world output of silver expected for year Johnson said silver is getting too scarce lo keep on using it in coins on a large scale To maintain unchanged our high silver coinage in the face of this stark he said would only invite a chronic and growing scarcity of coins The President was especially emphatic on one 1 want to make it absolutely clear that these changes in our coinage will have no effect on the purchasing power of our coins The new and old coins will interchangeably for a lime And to discourage holding or melting down existing silver coins the Treasury is going to hold price of silver at no more lhan a fraction of a cenl over a Iroy ounce This price is low enough lo make unprofitable to melt coins fo their silver content Tile new would have dime and the same size am design as the present ones The would look something like th nickel on outside except i size and design plus a new tea lure of a copper edge where In copper core comes through The new would b almost the same in appearance a present one Unlike the dim and quarter core would no be all copper but an alloy ot 2 per cenl silver and 79 per eci copper To this core would b bonded an alloy of 80 per cci silver and 20 per cent copper Th size would be unchanged and th coin would continue lo carry Hi likeness of the laic Presiden John F Kennedy Heavy Casualties Are Reported Helena High Graduation Set Tonight The heavy opening chords of Pomp and Circumstance at 8 o'clock tonight in Helena Senior Gymnasium will mark the of commencement ex- for 402 seniors their Saigon South Viet Viet Cong kept up ts attack from ambush in central Viet Nam today killing an estimated 60 government roops 215 miles northeast of Saigon A U.S Army adviser was in the ambush but a evacuated him with wo other Americans who ivere uninjured A U.S military spokesman aid the Communist guerrillas elements of a battalion on the way to clear a road southeast of Chco Ico village in Phu Bon n ce The casualties are very the spokesman said Marine Fliers Killed Two U.S Marine were killed when their small scout plane crashed and burned line miles northwest of Da Nang This brought American deaths or the week lo 12 A Marine spokesman said the pilot apparently lost control ot liaison plane while a cloud Informants said both men perished in the flaming wreckage A helicopter flew to the site crashed injuring three U.S Air Force crewmen Guarded During Rescue No Communist was believed involved the spokes man said but two American Ma and 42 Vietnamese force soldiers stood guard dur ing the rescue In another ambush the Vie Cong smashed a government con- voy 150 miles northeast of gon killing at 10 ment soldiers and destroying a number of vehicles Two Americans Flee Trap Two Americans with the con- voy 2nd LI James M Dilg of Casper Wyo and Sgt Charles M Curry of Watsonville Calif fought their way out of the trap The Viet Cong had mortars zeroed on us from both sides of Hie Curry said and their machine guns were so close you could sec their muzzle blasts We were mighty lucky lo get out of one alive cuts and friends Helena High Principal Charles Johnson said today the is open to the public Largest in History As the graduating class largest in school's history files to its position on the floor of the nasium parents will stand in respect Invocation will be given by the llev Martin A Baumann of First Lutheran Church as the seniors are seated A brass will play March by Paul Kocpke in the first of two musical during the ceremonies Members ot the are Don Carolyn Uyer Joan Rate Dan Nelson Jerry and Mclvin King Holmquist King Nelson and Miss are seniors Salutatorian Speech First speech of the evening will be given by Victor John Kiesling Remarks by Susan Eagle a student and by Jack G Holt parent will follow The Rogers and composition You'll Never Walk will be sung by members of the ers They are Gary Breed lotte Day Lowell Dightman De- nise Feller Lynn Charles Ronald Hanson cia Holt Robert Liedle Sue Thompson and John Young Dina Wilkins is accompanist Melville torian who carried a straight A grade average throughout high school will address the seniors and parents following the selection Presentation of honor awards A Viet Cong battalion assaulted will be made by Johnson C It the district town of Binh Chanh Continued on Page 7 Anderson superintendent of on Page 7 At Special Session On Saturday Vote on GOP Party Changes Here To Cost Helena One Convention olds is the new sheriff of Thomas K land County Grinolds who had served as was appointed by County Commission He re- places Wilbur Cornelia who re- signed State National Weather Forecast Helena and Mostly cloudy with few showers tonight and Friday Low tonight 48 Much cooler Friday high 64 The official Helena lure al 1 p.m was A proposal that Montana no longer will be re- quired to hojd presidential election year delegate tions in Helena will be upon by party officials al a special slate GOP reorganization tion here Saturday The delegate is one of three separate gatherings ally held at same lime which have been conducted by both jor political parties in years It was he only one which slale law specified must be held in the Capital City Eliminated in Rewriting Actually the 1965 Legislature in major portions of laws eliminated the the delegate con- H L- H 1 74 57 Bismarck 03 48 Belgrade 70 40 Calgary 74 44 Broadus 74 50 03 51 70 3D Denver 78 48 Cut Bank 12 43 Las 86 63 Dillon 72 47 Los CB 73 42 67 53 lo be held in Helena 75 49 Great Falls 76 53 Havre 70 51 74 51 Salt Lake 70 63 55 San Fran Livingston 73 45 Seattle MUCK City 75 53 tie New Orleans 88 07 N York City 70 Ore 82 50 St Louis ic W Glasgow 02 National 71 BI 19 Chicago Paul 00 New York city 43 St 02 B2 In shortening of the general election campaign by changing the dales of the primary elections held on even-numbered years Assembly left wash oo 55 crable more power to he Iwo major Each was Riven a broader scope in writing its own rules of conduct Specifically the Legislature 01 moved primary elections in August This cut about 101 The proposed new Republican first Tuesday in June lo he first Tuesday afler the campaign Democrats Are Seeking New State Executive Secretary Independent Slate Bureau special committee of Montana Democrats will meet in Missoula tonight for the first screening of candidates seeking to be he party's new executive secretary Stale Chairman Fred Barrett of Chester said several persons arc being considered for the post from which Dr Joseph Kelly re- signed May 14 Kelly had held job since March 1963 and had been in charge of the crats office in Helena Barrell said none of the cants would be interviewed al he meeting which is being held in advance of two cratic in the Garden City These are a slate tion of Democratic Women's Clubs and a weeks from general of a special committee appointed by GOP Chairman Mel get a final going over by the com- at a ing Friday morning at 9 o'clock Sen William U Mackay who was of the law change with Sen John J MacDonald is chairman of Republican committee Day dinner al which Sen Lee Mctcalf will be the speaker The special committee which is screening candidates for the post includes Barrett as of man Others are Norma Keil of Tnc Sroup has come up wilh a Ledger Joe Keber of Helena formal of Henry Anderson of Libby and Helena and Lester Rutledge of Big Sandy Mrs Keil is vice man of the Democratic slate tral Kelly's resignation lo become a teacher and vice president of Webster College at SI Louis was known lo Democratic leaders in advance Barrett said tie added the parly has not sought cants for job is ing several persons We have no he added but when we decide one of them is Hie one we waul we'll hire him rules Some changes are possible at the Friday morning meeting but generally these are expected lo be the rules to be submitted lo convention Saturday ably in the afternoon meeting Registration for the convention opens at 9 tomorrow al Holiday and the first session is set for p.m al the Civic Center will preside and is lo appoint committees on credentials rules rind resolutions Gov Tim who will be introduced by LI Gov Ted James is to speak His talk is billed as 1 Continued on Page 7
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