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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               SPOKE gbttene Reporter WlVs SATURDAY STAR "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YC 81ST YEAR, NO. 224 r AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 27, PAGfcb u, Associated Preu Shot at Moon Far Off Course Glenn Preparing For Sace Orbit __ANMNNA ItOUMWO H i I M By FRED S. HOFFMAN CAPE CANAVERAL. Fla. (AP) countdown clicked off flaw- lessly, the weather outlook was good, and John II. Glenn Jr. was fil and ready Friday on Ihe eve ot his epic rocket ride into (See related stories, Page of a variety of troubles in the At- las rocket and the two-ton "Friendship 7" space capsule. The first five hours of the 11- hour counldown went off Friday withoul n snag. The remaining six tn u i, wiuMjui ine rema ning s x The 40-year-old Marine Corps o( (hc counl_whicnfc lieutenant colonel was reported a dctajlcd {ina, chcck of aware of the he gave no sign ol fear that something would go wrong wlwn he blasts off from this spaceport Saturday, aiming for three orbilal circuits from 100 Ihe cnlire due lo be resumed shortly after midnight. With blastoff set for a.m., lhat gave 90 minulcs leeway to straighten out any last-minute to ISO miles above earth at about miles an hour. i The months of intensive rations approached climax Failure Blamed On Fast Speed By BEJT PRICE CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (API The camera-equipped and in- strument.laden, 727-poimd pack- 5rA( fl I It IM f O y I send it into orbit arouiHl the sun. I A spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- mi" PHI SI W! linii-f, i 1 -en'ifMi u., Astronaut Gets Added Protection ALTON Bl.AKESLEE Associated Press Science Writer CAPE CANAVERAL. Kla.   if his braking rockets-. failed, astronaut John Glenn Mci'cnry opcralion involving 18 Jr. will have an ace-in-space card to try to get down from orbit It would take tile skill of a top pilot lo do it. He could fire little jets of steam used to control tiic al- titude or position of his capsule a series of little braking ac- tions. This could slow him down grad- ually to head home. "In the worst extremity, Ibis could bring him said of- ficials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. One nightmarish but slight risk Is that Glenn's redo, or braking, rockets could somehow fail lo fire, is depending on (hem to his speed enough so lie But LI. Col. John Powers, spokesman for the seven-man as- tronaut team, noted it is a "tiny little step" (award the objective of landing an American on the moon in this decade. Glenn and his standby pilot. Navy Cmdr. Malcolm Scott Carpenter, 36, were spending the (lay studying and reviewing I lie flight plan, technical rcporls, launch preparation data and the like. They also were due fo confer with key officials on Ihe various phases of the worldwide Project tracking stations, more than 20 recovery ships, many planes and thousands of persons. The green-eyed, compactly-built Marine pilot and his standby have been "going down Ihe road to- gether" in their ivhearsats for (he orbital expedition. If for any rea- son Glenn cannot make the flight, Carpenter would be ready to step in. National Aeronautics and Space 'Jill It! l.c.m 'H.1 Ulliluut.3 UJIU OU.lUt! I I said the god- and silver-PT i 1 lcch- instrument package failed be- its mission because of "cxces- expcc.alions. isive but he didn't spell j Ol' ;i" P'sctiea! purposes, one !it out. served as a launching i At Project Ranger's home, (he for a second, pay- j.let Propulsion Laboratory. Pasa- missile. (Jena. Calif., another spokesman; The NASA scientists had hope- said that while (he instrument fuKy Ihuuglil that by a.m. package would miss, an offorl jMnr.ilay morning they would be- might still be made to photograph'gin have the answers to so lhc moon as planned, anck-nl riuestions. ASTRONAUT'S VEHICLE Drawing by AP Artist John A. Carlton details ve- hicle which Astronaut John Glenn will ride into space for an attempted three orbits around the earth. The Mercury capsule with its overhead escape lower will be lifted into orbit by an Atlas rocket. (AP Wirepholo) GRIM NOTE are not expecting any last-minute illness fo thwart Glenn. Asked lo describe Glenn's phys- ical shape. Powers replied with a grin: "I wouldn't want to get into a boxing ring with him." -._ _ Powers said Glenn wanted it comes out of orbit. If he cannotIslressed (hat although "we have slow down appreciably, he would 'reduced Ihe risk as far as human- continue orbiting until his possible, (here's still a risk.' He slow Plea for Space Program Made WEATHER on way up KOCKET" planner 2-1.500 miles an hour. speed -.he spacecraft alluincd. As result of lhc added and i _ _ __ kick, there of AFTER NEW THREATS course, be no instrument reports   niEl from tlie moon. The NASA announcement said' instead of fid of the Ihe spacecraft would pass, ;tbe moon's trajectory 50 10 I :Icise By SAUL PKTT CAPE CANAVERAL. Fla. (API the eve of takeoff. John Her- schel Glenn Jr. appealed Friday (o the American public to continue (in orbit. Powers said, a week 10 days but (he oxygen would quit afler about 24 hours.) In that lime, officials back in ll-.cj said prc-j figures on Ihe trajectory1 CENTRAL TF.YAS- after al Sav.inlas ihrough Sundas. Cooler Salurdai. Conference On how much tile! ,A svqcm mn j TKMPKRATl'BES f-'riiU its support of space exploration1 control center at Cape Canaveral even if he should die continue Despite the injection of this sin-' gle grim note, the 40-year-old as- tronaut was reported, by all p m ?Jf GO 6) 55 The news shjrt'y after Congo Military Drive Planned By PETKR GROSE [p.-.ign would not be swift or dra I.KOPDLDVILI.E. Ihe Congolmalic. lo talk with him.1 but do nothing more. Such discussion reflected neilh-j the general mood of Ihc as-' EST knocked a large [her of carefully calculated plans 'into a cocked Jial. I At p.m. Friday Ihc Unit- ed States hnd rocketed Die :and silver-plated spacecraft to- nounced Nations Witchcraft, secret societies and it is owning a'nuirderous rituals have persisted wimini i i- "T uv .m iii.cr me general moon ol Ihc as-1 ihth aim Aflmm stratum officials obviouslylattendance on him at his quarters tronaut nor that of scientists I1 are UOl (-XtlrVMinfr I.. c- 1. I lllt-n .1II fl a.m. supply ran out, and ultimately his ship would burn up in (he atmos- phere. Glenn's capsule has 18 out of which he can squirt jels The astronauts' spokesman re- called that throughout history pi- of steam to change the attitude oncers have faced risks, bul that nozzles did not stop exploration. What would happen if Ihc sys- in hangar S. lo be in good in top physical condition, forward confident and eager to go. He has little lime lo and with 21-hoiirs Mirtii-g e d.ilc laiA irar loday 'for the launc countdown has begun. At Eastern Standard Time Sat. The------- technicians moving'28 Sunset l.in niEht- tuniiiii: 6 in. I H.ironuMcr lending al 0 pr.i.: 2s 33. Hurmoity at 9 jward the moon's bright side in ol the most complex space experi- ment ever attempted. Inifial reports from the agency indicated an almost flaw-l mililniy campaign m the aiea for generations de- Te lho civilizin- of the ieas'.ern Congo. The L'.N'. made the announcement as il learned for inn wa-: at Kindu that mutinous of new massacres of A British officer with Nigerian forces. Dick Luvvson. kiiled and butchered 13 V- Italian airmen last Xovcra- llaj. l.awinn, stopping there en floni said Kindu less ner omV-ineP in ,1 h ,Wrled that unrulv troop- flom ta B" PhaSeS Jjcal poim of danger at Icm for bringing the space cap-! or posilion of his craft in its flight sule hack from orbit didn't work? and correct roll, pitch or yaw'reporters asked, either automatically or by hand. He could use some of the little Jets to (urn his capsule so the neck end was iwinling toward urday he is scheduled lo be buried into space to become the first American to orbit the earth. The Marine Corps colonel's ap- peal was relayed lo newsmen by Lt. Col. John A. Powers, lhc as- tronauts' personal spokesman, lief said Glenn had brought it up in' conversation, lhat Glenn hopes CONFERENCE WORK DUE "We estimate he could........ aboul 24 Powers said so- berly. fir' Ihe higher-thrust sle.im jets, lo- calcd in Ihe neck, in the direction of his flight to get some braking action. This would Iwisl his ship about again. Hut again he could maneu- ver it in its position to repeat Ihe process sis many times as needed, or until his fuel for firing the con- trol jets gave out. lhal 19 hours more r's'c' !nr' there could be than needed for the planned 'bal This is because Glenn's capsule .ncHsmcn understand the complex- ,'ily of his mission. I-KE JONKS 1 "He wants you lo understand." AUSTIN" members owers added, "that tic and rejected the .Senate's loan' have reduced the risk as far Friday. A possible but that probably Senate Loan Shark Bill Turned Down by House rouqi nu Kivu Provir.i-p hnd Pnc5ls to him at '11'0 "id. and reported Roman Catholic missionaries' the massiicre threats. The white there with massicre "just like the priens at Kongolo ol about 80 was reporl- :ed terrified l.nwson is just b.ick from Ron-; Luwsoii reported the situation at about ROO in and tSce reluled stories. Page 9-B) people in Krer.rli dcxlor also were killetl. lne area." "are about the number of youih? between 1G and white victims In 22, plus an un-i'S. n iknouii niimlier of lY'ii.Mle-e. ci''il oxygen supply for is sl'" risli "e the. work Mondav. orbils thai would take 4 hours and 50 minutes, fn response lo him "He c''e be a The Senale bill is a committee, fcrenr something could hap- rewrite of the House-passed small Serrit loan legislation plus 2fl in 'Lenders can charscs will start ,lint ni.c nol ,-egulaled.' I These are Ihe three main a between Ihc House :e bills: present state banking commis- ----------------.sioner. still make cxorbi-1 The Senate concurred m House insurance Io St-nate-p.i.'-.scjjiwhD.-v rctireinrn: ax rhirf of the by a pointed out thai pionocrs'rnents made on the Senate floor "t UUI LMiU (JIUJ11.1 I S- IM to a question, Pow-'nave faced risks many times interest House ibills and sent the measure to Congo npeiauciii was an- noimccd he and one Of nivcs n'' wheiher the npera- 'authority to turn mec lo the ljt> in ''tre to prevent any of them accompanied "'i'r. Culling the Arn'y oi they are !lotts and and aiun-.al skins." burned in per year on loans under SIM. per cenljternalionnl Roundary any quick death capsule with him. The spacecraft ilself, Powers See SPACE, Pg. 7-A. Col. 4 Icrea.sing lo 18 per cent per year'hv crs said Glenn would not carry fore. That Adm. liichard K. Byrd. Hep. Criss Cole of Houston.'on loans; Senale, 3 pcrinV n the anlarclic biit'Housi- of the }w month or- loan's up stop polar explora-paid the Senate's hill i.s unaccepl-jS200. Tlic House bill would allow: [able lo him in nearly every par-la charge of every three months ce to potential dis-.lieulnr. He said Texas would be in lieu of interest on a S20 lo merce asler brought on ihis question roller off wilhoul a small loamtoan. The Senate bill would allow! hc title to land to be inundated! Hr said the operations plan almost died thai-did nol ''lion." I The refercn Amistad reservoir on secret Iwcause the olemeni of sin- Grande and Devils River. i-  thff filing ilrailiini? for nroiiLiit the rornrr, (Jir .Sinniiiy Krporler-'Nrws Kill nrrA aft Ihey jitanil now. Mid-Winter Brides Five raitl-uinlrr bridrs are pictllrrH on the rovrr pafd of Sunrliy'i Wonien'i Strlion dnrifj on Ihe vedilinut insiile. Stnry of (he Dragon Thrre M.H lui'Ly abnul thr. I.urLy it for Kveral yrtrr Oar h-r.ikt, iherr, were few fiih, and then ramr hriglil lifhl. AP wriler Kenneth llie .Itfr- iMHlh for oiw of tile rrcwmcn ihtl rrafl IhMl alomir fulloul dueled. Inside the Women's Section resort fxahioni modeled liy Aliilenlnni yririout Iio.leii, H. G. Dirndl, ihirei tome of her favorite, tliew, pbu rrjnl.r Junior Alihy, >nil rom-rrn- :n i Nrtiviliet lltroufthnut urea. plus the latest in spot News and Would Glenn be carrying "a law than it would per month in lieu of interest', anide capsule or anything like wiltl "ic Senate's bill. j 2. Area of regulation House, that." should his retro-rockets fail. "We can work snmrlhing on! 'loans of and under; Sen- to fire and his capsule is lockediin a conference committee." he in orbit without any hope of safe-said. return tn earth? The biinrl Houston reprcsenla- a "No. nothing like Dial.'1 snidit've charged that some Powers. ilenders are sending people to Glenn's capsule carries three Amin In lobby, without rogislor- retro or braking nickels. The fnr "'e Senate's bill. He did ing of any one of them would lie anyone, enough lo slow down his space- m tn ask the attnrncy craft and bring him down through tn do some investigat- tlw earth's atmosphere safely. ll0 Officials said lobby- If these failed, he could fil'sl ''cgisloring sibly break oul of orbit by diotis process of repeatedly little jels of steam, which normal-., ly would be used to control Ihe'J ille in Thursday MIIKTVISC of the Considering the large Saimchingi The House passed and sent to the Senale a resolution asking the, state comptroller lo rescind theater uf operations, an are c. loans of S200 and under. 3. Regulation nulhority-Hou.se. new small loan commissioner! ith broad powers: Senale, Ihe' of his sales tax rulings. 'Hie 150 miles from merchants Ui remit Kind-j. the elusivcnes.- !cnt lax on all See lIOt'SK. PR. 7-A, Col. I their 'eaderless troops, and Ithe United Nation's meager re-, sources il seemed likely the Poll Paid Cxcniplioni Claimed Total 1961 Polls, ExcmpK Record (I960) ___ Ocadlino Jan. 31 Stern Cuban Stand Loses Ground By THOMAS .F. STONE liulopEinn of a stern four-point pro- I "MT> r-fnr.i TT ______ PUNTA DEL Uriiguayigram against Castra that is being cannot attend any future ccmlcr- cnce of Ihis kind." The conference is scheduled tc :i ex- 'nii-elinj; as merely another change ot view. .Aliirii; with lirazil and the seven-nation bloc entbracei iive nve. would wilhnul first liv lin 1n ftYl finl v (I.MIU nuu IS itvil a two yc-ir-i i'i iM long night of by lhe Unilal Slates. Before Ihe acted on sllppflrle''s of hartl and' This slil1 lhc oneiewl Monday with the signing of bill senators quit until' S Cllha enticd two-thirds vote necd-ja declaration metin.i; mil jmnish- ''lcatllock oai'ly Saturday on howled for sirong disciplinary or snfl-lo C.isiros Chile. Holivia. Kciiador The deadline for pn-M-m- ami Haiti. lhe hard-linciing resolutions for inclusn'u in the Karlier Husk was reported tut- Organizalion of American predicted several more final act i.s 7 o'clock .Saturday Inppy over the of modifying Secretai-y of Slate Dean Rusk.holdouts would switch lo Ihe points he outlined in his pel- before Ihe day isi A member of the sovrii-n.itiiiiijicy .--ix-wfi 'Iliursday, ivgime from OAS functions, in arms and oilier (rndo. attitude or S ate conferees. The special session ends Feb. 1, nr-.xt Thursday. Cole complained thai (he Senale ment. The original hill had TIlc major development of Cuba mil uf Ihe OAS." jenilnrscmenl de- Another delegate said Ihe n year license fee was Uruguay's now charges. He also said would enable a lender to into a Oireo-year contract eiice that Cuba be ejected inmie- cg of the Cuban issue. Uruguay support only Friday to led by Brazil and Mcx ffrm loan and get borrower. "NothinR in Ihc bill deals with secured Cole continued. U Ihus tossed its vote hack to 12 other nations pressing for jource said Drazil's dd.jand estnhlishnienl of indiviiiual latiun wants (o relurti home with.and collective defi-n.se acts from lhe argument Ilia! il defcmk-d-aganisl political ami indirect an- while the so-called sofl'Ctiba as lung as it could on (hc-'Krc-suui. t'.S. sources cnnccdeii amid hr. discussinns lhat ture. seven claimed such swift action grounds uf Drazil's neulralisi is legally impossible. delegate "One thing we all agreed upon it that Cuba Brazil's Foreign Minister San hopes for ccor.omic sanctions had Thlago described thcjpraclically vanished.   

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