Abilene Reporter News, February 14, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1962, Abilene, Texas '1WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 242 ABILENP, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, PAGES IN TWO PAGE ONE [gy Without taking sides in the various laces, we can say for sine the voice with which (his area speaks In the Tcxns House of Repicsentatives v.itl be spmewhat. changed come Jan- uary. The tones It will lake aie up to (he s They have a va riely ot choices The whole 1-egislalure will be revamped Id iomo degree. Some 40 of (lie 150 House members ..will not be back at Ihoir desks Some are bidding Tor highcl some have been paired by redistrictmg, tome are iciiring voluntarily. The Senate will bo shuffled. Foui Senatois are running tor lieutenant governoi fifost other senators face competition It's positive foui West Cen- tial Texas House members will not return. That comes about Hi u sly District 63 (Palo Pinto, Ste- phens, Shackelford, Callahan and Eostland) This new dis- trict losses piesent Hep. Wayne Gibbons of Breckenridge and Scott Bailey of Cisco into a contest with each other In tbe May Demo primary they'll fight it out to see which returns to (he House. District G4 Cole- man, Brown and Present Rep. Ben Barnes ot De- Leon and present Rep. Bill Moore of Ballinger are thrown together -by rcdistricting. They, too, will meet headon 'in May Demo voting. District 83 Rep. Leon Thtir- man ot Anson, whose district is. joined largely that of present Rep, Carl Wheatley of. Hnskelli is quitting'the House to. become, unopposed, Jones County judge. (Rep. Whoalloy is being opposed by Ar- ledge ot Stamford and Foy Eas- ley of An son. District 84 (Taylor County, 2 Truelt Lalimer is' leaving the House to run for Senate. He'll be replaced by a newcomer. Another new mem- ber will be elected to fill the newly created second place. Eleven hopefuls, Uvo Republi- cans ami itine Demos, seek the two Taylor posts. Two other present House members have fights on llicir hands, in the Democratic Pri- mary. Rep.; David Read of Big Spring is being contested by Howard County Judge Ed Car- penter for the 78th District. Rep. Max Carrikcr ot Roby is opposed by two Sweetwaler men, -Van Baucum and Giles Bradford, in the 80th District, (Mitchell, Nolan, Fisher, Stone- wall, Dickens and King) Three senators who represent this immediate area have Dem- ocratic primary contests. Scii. George MofteU of Chilli- cotho. whose District 23 includes Knox and Throckmorlon, is op- posed by George Corse Jr. o( Graham. Sen. Dorsey Hardeman of San Angclo, whoso District 25 Includes Coke, Colcman and Runnels, is opposed by ex-Rep. Bill Stroman of Sin Angelo And, in a district race, Sen. David of Stamford is opposed by Rep, Lalimer and Dallas Perkins, both of Abilene. This district, No. 24, is composed ot Borden, Itaskcll, Fisher, Garza, How- ard, Jones, Kcnl. Milchell, No- lan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stone- wall and Taylor Jn only one House district and one Senate district in this area are present, lawmakers absolu- tely certain ot new terms, The opponentless ones are Aerial Rosson of Snyder, House member whoso BStli District is composed of Crosby, Garza, Kent, Bordcn and Scurry, and Sen.' Tom Crcighton of.'Mineral whose 22nd District stretches from Dcnton to Cnl lahan counties. INDEX SECTION A Obituarlct 3 Sports 4-6 Oil 7 TV Scout iMo-TV lo-ii t SECTION B AmuumonH 2 MWI 1 UtttMt 4 CMitlct ............i 5 Form MWI, t 'MUSIC MAN' PKEPS Cast member Lee Bellaver, left, hands Hany Hickox (alias Piof Harold Hill) his cane as the "Music Man" prepares to go on stage for Ins famous "76 Tiombones" scene Tuesday night at Abilene High School auditorium Miss Bellaver's fathei, Hairy Bellaver, is a veteran Broadway trooper himself (See leview Pg 2-A) (Staff photo by Lane Tal- buil) Kennedys Lured By Romantic Isle JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Bali lured the Robery F. Ken- nedys Wednesday. The U.S. at- torney general planned to address University of Indonesia students, then take oft with his wife tor a three-day tour ot that ro- inantic island. Ball 'is rcnowened as 'a place ot love and laughter, reputed to the slimmest women and the fat- test pigs in all Malaysia. Il's a fertile island of square miles, about the size of Delaware, nestled between Java and the Lesser Sundas. Balinese music and Balincse dancing arc tourist attractions. Kennedy devoted much of his timo Tuesday to discussions with Indonesian authorities of the Dutch Indonesian dispute' over West Guinea, He had a two- hour luncheon conference with President Sukarno at Merdcka Palace. A U.S. Embassy source said President Kennedy's 36-year-old brother told Sukarno Ihe U.S. gov- ernment was a friend of both In- donesia and the Netherlands, has a big interest in this dispule and scenes" to promote a peaceful solution. Sukarno has vowed to fake West New Guinea, by force if necessary. His comments were not Immediately disclosed. He is placing his nation's full resources behind a campaign to put ths ter- ritory under Indonesia's flag this year. By the embassy informant's account: The attorney general said Presi dent Kennedy "appreciates at tempts'by Indonesia's leaders to develop your country economical, ly and achieve prosperity for all the people." Sukarno was told President Kennedy "also realizes the extent to .which the Guinea issue'Is a problem in your country's eco- nomic development." Kennedy met also with eight top representatives of nationalistic and Moslem labor unions and ap- pealed to them to help put a peaceful end to the West New Guinea quarrel. "It seems to ;ne the effort we should all tr ike is to try to gel matters beiween friends resolved has "done all it can behind the he said V 3103 9908 XO 00 S3-WS Associated Press (JF) Glenn's Orbit Shot Are Even Glenn Has Ace If He Needs It By ALTON BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) astronaut is counting on space rocket brakes to bring him safely home. But suppose the brakes failed? Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. could keep on orbiting for a week or more. But his capsule will car- ry only enough oxygen for about 2-1 hours of life. Yet Glenn has a little known acc-in-space .card to a tricky maneuver requiring Hie skill of the expert pilot he is, say officials.of the National Aeronau- tics and Space Administration. It calls for shooting out jets of steam to act as little brakes in a series of repeated firings, at exactly the precise moments. Glenn's normal brakes are three powerful retro or backward- firing rockets, located in the blunt end of his bell-shaped capsule. Firing them slows his capsule by about' 350-miles an hour, so he comes out of orbit, arid falls to earth' in one long glide. His capsule Has IB nozzles out of which he can squirt jets of New Surgery For Reiff Dr. Evan A, Reiff, president of University, un- derwent his second operation a week Monday night fol- lowing-further internal bleeding. administrator went into surgery at a.m. The surgery was completed at p.m. No immediate report on Dr. Reift's condition was avail- his physician. An urgent appeal made for Type 0 Rh negative blood Dr. Reiff's physician said there had been some Internal bleeding in the 36-hour period preceding the operation. The president was given three pints ot blood in transfusions earlier in the day. The doctor said these were the first transfusions necessary since his first operation for treatment of a bleeding stomach ulcer last Tuesday. steam to control the his spaceship along Ihe path of its orbit. They let him lurn or roll it around, correct for pilch, yaw or roll, and automat- ically keep the blunt end of the capsule facing "forward" in his line of flight, ready at any time to fire the retro rockets, The steam jets, could save llcnn's life in the highly unlikely -but still the re- tros didn't fire. With delicate control, Glenn would fire small steam jets lo- :alcd in various positions on his :apsule to change his posture in space. He'd turn it so the neck end of the capsule was facing upward along his flight path. Then he could fire a higher thrust steam jet in the neck, ihooting the steam out in the di- of his flight. That would give him a slight touch on the "brakes." It would also swing his capsule about, so it would be "upside Jown" from its first position. At the right moment, he'd fire an- other high-thrust jet, located in the opposite side of the neck, again to brake down a bil. That jet would be facing in the direc lion ot, his flight. His capsule would rock up again, then down, released the steam jets. Repeated firings could cat his speed enough so he Would'fall lo earth. "In the worst extremity, this could bring him NASA of- ficials say. The steam is generated by hy- drogen peroxide in concentrated form. When it reacts with a me- tallic catalyst, it creates steam, This emergency system wpuic not, of course, bring him down a quickly as his regular brakes would. And so he'd fall through much more of the earth's atmos- phere for a far longer time, heal- ing his capsule up far more. But it could save his life. Orbit Shot Timetable CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. s ready to rocket into orbit about he earth, hopefully at a.m. EST Wednesday. Here, barring delays or mishaps, are some of he highlights of his tense time- able to space: When he gels up the countdown stands at T minus 330 minutes. T stands'for time of blastoff. T minus 290 minutes Final >hysical examination. T minus 270 minutes Dons space suit. T minus 165 minutes Leaves a'stronaut quarters for 15-minute ride to launch pad. T minus 130 minutes Final meting in van. T minus 120 minutes Takes elevator to capsule, enters. T minus 90 minutes Capsule satch closed. T minus 50 minutes Gantry away from the rocket. T minus 35 minutes Liquid oxygen poured into rocket fuel .inks. T minus 1 minute All sys- tems report "go." T minus zero Blast-off. T plus 2V4 minutes Booster engines fall off. Escape tower jct- 'isons. T plus 5 minutes Main Atlas engine shuts off, injects space- craft into orbit at miles an lour at altitude of 100 miles. T plus 45 minutes Glenn moves from daylight 16 darkness on, the far side of the eartli. T plus 80 minutes Glenn eats and drinks. T plus 00 minutes Spaceship completes first orbit. T plus 134 minutes Glenn Sec GLENN, Pg, Z-A Col. 2 WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Page 10-n) ABILENE: AND VICINITY (imdiuj 40 mifes) Partly cloudy to cloudy, mild and a little cooler Wednesday and Thurs- day. High both days near 75. Low Wednes- day night around 45. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partlj cloudy lo cloudy and cooler Wednesday and Wednesday night. Partly cloudy and tio Important temperature chances Thurs- day, nigh Wednesday 69-78. NOilTIIWEST TEXAS: Considerable cloudiness and cooler Wednesday anc Wednesday night. Occasional light ahoiv crs west and north Wednesday. Partly cloudy and no important temperature changes Thursday. High Wednesday 63 nortn 10 75 south. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloud) Wednesday through Thursday Mith widely callcred showers Wednesday. A little cooler Thursday and in north Wednesday High Wednesday 68-75 north 75-62 south TEMPERATURES Tun. p.m CO 62 83 83 81 Ti> 72 68 66 72 77 High and low lor 24-hours ending p.m.; 84 and 55. High and low same date last year: 67 and 49. Sun.iel last nlghl; sunrise today, sunset tonight: Haromeler reading 9 p.m.: Humidity at 9 p.m. 52 per cent. 62 61............ 61 57 57 6] HIGH-FLYING TIME Abilene youngsters are making the best of the current spell of spring-like weather >yith its high temperatures and strong breezes to put their kites into the air. Here Chuck Sit- ton, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sitton Yorktown Dr., takes off on a dead-run'to launch his Sky Rider. by Jimmy Par- sons) 84 Equals Old Record Slightly cooler weather appear cd to be on the way after Abilcne's record-breaking heat wave. The temperature soared (o degrees record for Feb. hit 84 Tuesday, eq- ualling the record set on Feb. 13, 1866. Bob Miller, with the U.S. Weath- er Bureau here, said the cooling trend Is expected from a mild Pacific front, now stationary west of Abilene, Ho said the front prob- ably would come through some- time Tuesday. The forecast calls for high read Ings near 75 Wednesday and Thursday. The low Wednesday night will b? around 45, compar- ed with Tutsday'i low of 55. Astronaut Still Making Ready By FRED S. HOFFMAN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) scuddiitg across the At- lantic gave astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. only an even chance of blasting into orbit Wednesday. spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tration described the weather out- :ook as "marginal." He said this boiled down to 50-50 odds. He in- dicated the mission might be post- poned (or an eighth time if con- ditions (iid not improve. The problem wasn't so much over this spaceport, where the sun came out after a foggy morn- ing, but. in the Atlantic about. SCO miles east of Bermuda. In this region, where Glenn's capsule would come down if he were lim- one 90-minule orbit, seas were still running somewhat high. 'Small-scale storm centers are moving northward across the path ol first orbit at frequent in- a NASA weather report said. Despite Ihe threatening weath- er, Glenn went through the final hours of preparation for the (light. A weather briefing at 1 a.m. was scheduled to determine whether to pick up the second half of the split countdown, the first half ot which was complet- ed Tuesday. The astronaut also completed the second half of an intense two- day physical examination, then got a haircut. In late afternoon he watched an Atlas military rocket launch- ing from the cape (or a success- ful mile flight. Although more powerful than the Atlas slated to boost him aloft, the test U.S., Britain Want Summit-But Later I5y LEWIS GUL1CK WASHINGTON (AP) Ameri- ca and Britain, working Tuesday on a response to Soviet Premier

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