Abilene Reporter News, February 21, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD V" SIST'YEAR, NO. 249 ABILENE, 21, iPAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Aisocioied Press (If) PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duff] Rookies'in the Abilene Police Department, before Ihey go oul as officers, are schooled now in Identification of the bnsic laws and in proceduics to follow when they find indications Ihc law, has been violated. Once il was not so. Once young policemen had to learn, in a, large, measure, by doing. From that earlier era a po- lice official'tells one of his fa- vorite true stories. JFK to Tender Thanks to Glenn One night this policeman, brand-new on the job, Called in on the beat telephone lo report. i he menlipned casual- ly, just caught a fellow run- ning a .red light." "What'd you the old- timer, back in the police sta- tion asked. "Oh, I gave him a choice. Said I'd give him a he'd have to drive around the block 10 times, slopping at every red light." "Oh, the oldtimer at headquarters wailed at (he idea of optional "You can't do thatl" he told the new officer. "The heck, I Ihe young policeman exclaimed. Tuesday. "Then I'd better run stop hirri. He's already on his second lap." GRAND TURK, the Bahamas Brimming with delight, astronaut John H. Glenn' Jr. reached this tiny Atlantic island The 'police official has an- other he says exactly new but is altogether triie. got this call one .night about some girls who" were go- ing and around a block "So we sent a patrol car out to see why they weie backing around and around. "We found out "One of (he girls had bor rowed her boyfriend s car and they f had.1 go I too irany miles on the speedometer "They were 'erasing' some o( the miles, they explained t News reportedly oveihcaid at the First Christian Church membership dinner Dr. Ed Diessen, Abilene optometrist, played four years of "fresh man1' football Dr Dressen confirms though, he points out he was wot a freshman tor four jears In his college days you had to be in a school a year before you could be on the varsity So he was a "fieshman" gud- der al old Randolph College, at Los Angeles Junior College, at Texas Tpch and at McMuiiy "Bill I couldn't claim to be a slar CM.H at freshman fool hi says Dr.'Dressen didn't play fool- ball at Southern College of Op- tpmetry, where he received his dcgiee. He played inter-fraternity basketball there. The Home; Towncr column in Plnins Review, news- paper published by Jack Scott and Jack McCaity, has taken a look at that unlasly word with which ranchers are cunently most concerned, and comes to tin's conclusion; is probably the only one in the English Ian with a double 'Bookkeeper' is probably the only one with three unscp arated double the col- umnist .continues. And. lei us add, "Sweelwa- ler" is the most difficult for the inexpert typist to manage. It takes a good left hand to type "Sweelwater." Astronaut Glad To Reach Island By ALTON BLAKENSLEE a few hours after Glenn Family Day 'Most Wonderful' ARLINGTON, Va. Ihe most wonderful day for my exclaimed Mrs. John H. Glenn Jr., smiling and happy, after her astronaut husband's historic triple orbit of the earth "The children arc so proud of their team father and the Mercury and everyone else who made this the petite brunette, 41, told reporters about an hour after her husband com- ileted his mission safely. For Mrs. Glenn Ihere was more ioy.to calls from i'residcnt Kennedy and from her about p.m. from aboard the msband. Al Glenn called destroyer, USS Noa. He talked to :heir two children and Mrs Glenn. A few minutes later Kennedy telephoned and expicssed his con gralulations in a two minute chat wilh Mrs Glenn After spending the day Keeping Irack of Glenn's flight by TV bioadwits, Mrs Glenn and the two Glenn children, Dave, 16 anc ouilli sunset he harf seen Tues- rest and tell the story of is fabulous ,space 1 Fellow astronaut M. Scolf Car- n'nler helped him oul o( his (lane and playfully bulled him in he chest. Glenn 'declared, "I. feel fine, iwiderful, -and I couldn't' feel tetter." He said "Howdy" to his ciowd if: well-wishers' and added, >''It's a long day and a 'very in- cresting one, too, 1 might add." The 'American 'who zoomed hroiigh space at five miles pel ecpnd -arrived from the carrier landolph in a Navy antisub- narlnc patrol plane. Glenn walked with some jaunli- icss, but his eyes showed fatigue as he greeted Mr. and Mrs. leoffcry Guy and Rep. Victor An- usp, D-N.Y., at the airport. Guy s administrator of this Caribbean sland. He rode in a pickup truck n lalf mile to the hospital and on he way talked with Carpenter and astronaut Donald K. Slayton. t was "lhe most animated pilot alk I've heard in many a aid LI. Col. John A. Powers of he National Aeronautics and ipacc Administration. Glenn's long day, beginning at a.m. and covering over emerged fiom their face a milling, happy 14 home to crowd of reporters, cameras microphones, neighbors and dogs Was this the proudest day ol her -life? Mrs. Glenn was asked. "Yes, the she sate smiling, her voice slightly ariuiver. Dave echoed her with, "Happy as I can be, grcalest day of life Her woist moments, Mrs Glenn said, were the last 15 sec onds before liftoff Had she been worried? "Well she replied, "I think T prob ably was some of the lime." Bu she said il was "faith that make things look right, like every thing's going to be fine." Standing in the yard, the chil dren through a radio-TV hooku iiad a brief conversation witf their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs See FAMILY, Pg. 7-A, Col. 1 President, LBJ Will See Hero By BEM PRICE CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) John H. Glenn -Ir. soared triumphantly around the World three times Tuesday and President Kennedy said he would fender a grateful nation's thanks here Friday. The 40-year-old Marine lieuten- ant colonel's flight ended at P.m. in the'Atlantic Ocean near Grand Turk Island in the Baha- mas, about 700 mites southeast of here. Kennedy's announcement that he would make a flying visit to Glenn said he would also receive the astronaut in Washington Mon- day or Tuesday. The visit is likely! to touch off a hiiRc celebration for the man who will be remem- bered as a hero so long as there a United States. To circle the globe three times and travel more than miles in tho process required only four hours and 56 minutes. Glenn and his capsule were plucked from the tepid seas hy the destroyer, USS Noa, at p.m. and Glenn reported, "My condition is excellent." At p.m., he was trans- ferred by helicopter to the anti- submarine carrier, Randolph, for a brief physical examination. At p.m. he was sent by whirly- CAPSULE PICKED UP Mercury "Friendship 7" space capsule with astronaut to another physical check- up and some balance and dis- Jiienlation tests to compare with before his.venture into weightlessness. Powers said Glenn had not re- ported any ptoblems with weight lessness noi had he expressed ap prehension at any time Glenn will spend piobably two days in a special hospital at this Air Force Atlantic lange track- ing station, in restful seclusion. The spaceman will get his earth legs back again after his stienu ous voyage, be checked out thoroughly physically arid mental iy and report to expeils on all his experiences and the workings of his spaceship systems. Glenn inside is pulled out of the water by destroyer Noa Glenn remained 9 prn inside the capsule until it was on the deck the ship. (NASA Photo via AP Wire- Before lhe year is out the United Slates plans to make four orbit, after some minor technical difficulties had developed on the first two, was Glenn's. When asked if he wanted fo Iry for three, Glenn replied, "Affirm- ative, I'm ready lo go." Even so, he landed some 45 lo 55 miles short of the planned land- ing area after firing his braking rockets at p.m. The reverse rockets gave him such a jolt, he cried: "I feel like I'm heading back towards Hawaii." Saluting the spacemaster, Pres- ident Kennedy hailed him as the kind of man ol whom the country could be proud. "We have a long way to! go in he space race and we started Kennedy said. "This is tha new ocean and I believe the Unit- N! Stales must sail on it and be n a position second to none." As Glenn started the third and ast leg of his trip around the vorld at miles per hour, he "I feel real good. No problems at all." Even while Glenn was in his ast orbit, varying from 100 miles o 160 miles high, congratulations vere pouring in from much of the vorld, including the Soviet Union. The trip was a ial, though it might Amer- can scientific prestige in the wake of the Russian space flights '.ast year. Millions of proud Americans watched this first launching of Sn American into earth.orbit with something akin to silent awe NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries Orbit news pictures Oil ncwj SECTION B Amusements Women's news Editorial! Comics....... TV Scout Rodlo-TY lags Farm news, markets 10 7, 8 4-6 11 2 3 4 5 9 9 9-10 Astronaut Tried to Keep In Background for Shot CAPE CANAVERAL, .Fla. (AP) John Herschel Glenn Jr [he man in (he forcgiound of America's biggest space effort 'to dale, tried desperately to .keep himself and his'family in the background of his orbital mission around (he world. This was a little like Roger Marls' trying to remain anony- mous as he rounded third base for his 61st home run, but in every way it was typical of the superbly conditioned, immensely dedicated Marine lieutenant colonel. So concerned was the 40-year old Glenn over the public's losing sight of Ihe scienlific aspecls of his flight that he blurlcd out his 1 WEATHER V. S.; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE KEATHm BURFAU IWrilKer Man ftte ABHENE AND VICIMTY Wllea) Partly cr day and j- -Wednesday "Wit NORTH CFNTRAL. Consider cloudfnesi Wednesday through Thura Widely acatlercd WMnea tail., Mlllc change In I (urfiui Partly cloud) and mild Wcdnu Kljh hoth 70. <1ncrf.iy nfghl Idely i mainly NORTHWEST" TF VAS Pwil Ttttt a.m. SI u M 51 M e High SO 70 a._. Illlli and 4 M SCO fl M -h 6.1 I! W K M Hlih and low tor 34 heura 9 to M, Hllh and low 4aU yean nllMi today) file I UIHKI (inrlifil: 'fix, raaolnf at f t m i J7 H HainWMy ai t p.m.i tl ptr cnl, feelings to the President of the United Stales. And yet, as John F. Kennedy reminded him, in their White House chat, man and the Marine were inseparable from his historic, mission. Like the Atlas booster and its complex Mercury capsule, Glenn himself is the end result of years of research aiid development, of months and months of careful planning and testing, of daily checking and rechecking. But unlike the fragile scientific hardware, which broke down sev- eral times under the stress and strain of many -flight postpone- ments, Glenn is a rugged cus- tomer who never faltered once, physically or psychologically. He held up even .when it meant spending five frustrating hours strapped to his space couch foi a Jan. 27 launch that never got off the ground. Despite his habitual reticence and his almost monastic exist- ence in his bachelor suite ni hangar near the launch pad Glenn revealed himself in subtle ways as a warm and vibrant hu man being. There was Glenn the dedicale< astronaut, jogging along Hie beach in lhe early morning mist to keep his muscular 165-pounc body in "go" condition, going on and off ,lhe low residue diels ai planned: flight days came am uenl, sweating out each count down with the serenity of a Buddhist monk. There was Glenn the cxplorci and adventurer, excited over tin prospects of what he would sci and feel in outer space, boning u; on constellations and cloud form aliens in his spare lime. There was Glenn lhe devnu Presbylcrian, driving over I Cocoa Beach each Sunday lo ad his sturdy tenor voice lo th hymiV singing nt lhe Rivcrsid high school football learn, had the lead in Ihe senior play. There was Glenn the man of destiny, the "Mig-mad Marine" who once relumed from a Korean dog fight with 375 holes in his plane, Ihe winner of five Dislin- uished Flying Crosses and 18 air irxlals, the icy-nerved jet pilot ho set a supersonic speed rcc- rri on a flight from Los Angeles o New York in 1957. Presbyterian Church. There was Glenn Ihe famtl man, faithfully reading a diar of his.daily: nclivilics into a tape recorder so his. wife, Anne, an their children, J6-ycnr-old Dayi and -14-year-old Lyn, could pla it back help dispel the anx iety that Inevllnbly must hay GLKNN TALKSi TO PRESIDENT Astronaut John Glenn Jr. talks with Fieri- dent Kennedy by phone aboaid destroyer Noa after his recovery at sea. The va home. Presidcht called via naval communications system fiom the White House The Noa made the pickup of Glenn ami h'is Mercury capsule after completion of his orbital flight. (NASA Photo via AP Wirephoto) There was Glenn hornetow hero of New Concord, Ohio where he center on th Kennedy Loses Test In Senate By JAMES D. GARY WASHINGTON Kennedy lost the first big polili cal skirmish of the year Tuesday effort lo force a quick Sen ate floor lest of his plan to create Cabinet department of urban affairs and housing. The move was defeated 58 t< 42 by Republicans and Southern and Western Democrats, ft was he first lime since 1936 all sen- one in a wheel' voted on an issue. The defeat did not kill the re- organization plan creating Ihe de- partment that will go into effect automatically March 31 if not voted down before then by cither House or Senate. Rut it did sidetrack administra- tion efforts io record nil senators for or against the department be- fore the House voles and prob- ably kills the plan, perhaps Wed- nesday. House Speaker John W. McCormack of Massachusetts has acknowledged he doesn't hnvc sufficient votes for ap- proval. The urban affairs department mushroomed Into a hot political issue because it could affect the 1962 congressional elections. Ken iiedy had announced he planned appoint Robert C. Weaver, a Negro, fo head Iho llth Cabinet agency If created. more flights similar lo the one by Glenn and then wind up 1962 with an 18-orbit ''flight. Selected for the next trip into space and around the world is Maj. Donald K. Slayton of the Air Force. His rocket is already here and undergoing tests. Glenn will stay at Grand Turk or 48 hours. He will undergo xamination and questioning bout his flight. He will be visited by Vice Pres dent Lyndon B. Johnson, who will with him to meet the Presi cut. Kennedy has already talked o Glenn personally by radio tele hone to offer his congratulations, At her Arlington, Vn., home Irs. Glenn, her face shining wilh appiness, told reporters, "I'm feel great." "H she said, "Ihe mosl ronderful day for my family. The hildrcn arc so proud of their fa her and the Mercury team and and then came the cheers. Glenn began his climb into the blue-black of space at a.m. See U. S. Pg. 2-A, Cols.'l-2 ivcryono who made Ihis pos The Glenns have two children Dave, 16, and Lyn, 14. Glenn's first comment as hi capsule Friendship 7 descended vas sent in a radio message to 'rojcct Mercury control here: 'Boy, that was a real fireball of a The decision lo make that third Maybe Pigeons Learned Lesson The Abilene Taylor County Health Department Tuesday gave their approval Tuesday for ths use of treated grain to repel pig- eons at the Paymaster Feed MilC But either the gluttons got all (hey wanted Monday, or the con- centration of the toxicant was reduced in the Tuesday fare. This was evidenced in the ab- sence of "drunk" birds in down- town Abilene Tuesday afternoon when the pigeons came home to roost. Everyone is happy except 12- year old Rick Yales, son of T. Sgt. and Mrs. H. C. Yates of 1350 S. Pioneer. Dr., who caught one.: of the disabled birds Monday to keep as a pet. Rick's bird was one of the glultons who didn't survive his Monday dinner. r, Rick, who has wanted a pigeon of his very own for some tima now is still without a feathered pel. Self Defense Plea In Shooting Case ANSON Defense and prose- Three olher persons told Ihe ctilion attorneys rested their cas- es Tuesday in the 104th District Court Irial of Alfred Castoreno, 20, of Stamford, charged with murder wilh malice in Ihe shoot- ing death of John Mendcz in Stamford on Sepl. 24, 1961. The all male jury will hear (inal arguments bcsinning about a.m. Wednesday and then will begin deliberation of the case. Jurors were qualified for the death penalty. Dist. Ally, Tom Todd introduced a dozen witnesses for the prose- cution, including three eyewitnes- ses to the fatal shooling. The witnesses leslified that Mendez was talking lo another person just outside the Paul Acosta Cafe in Stamford last Sept. 24 when Castoreno approached. The defendant quoted as lo Mendez: "Do you remember With thai remark. Casloreno be- gan firing a pistol at Mendez, who fell to the sidewalk, the witnesses .said. The witnesses added they heard either (our or five shols. court that Casloreno had told hem earlier in the day to warn Mendcz that he was looking for the deceased. The defendant, represented by T. P. Henley and Phil Pickctt of San Antonio, said that he had ap- proached Mcndcz and remember- ed saying in effect, "Do you re- member me'.'" 'J Castoreno testified that he bes gan firing at Mcndc? when Men- dez rcachcc1 for something in his pocket. Castoreno said he thought the deceased was reaching (or a gun. Evidence was presented by both fides lhat Mendez had shot the defendant in the knee in a fracas almost a year prior to the fatal shooting. That case had been pre- sented to p 1041 ft District Court grand jury and Mcndcz was no billed. Defense prosecution, when in- cluded about eight witnesses, was completed shortly after 5 p.m. Dist. Judge Owen Thomas put jury lo bed for Ihe night. 2 Pages of Orbit News, Pictures ;

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