Abilene Reporter News, February 21, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

February 21, 1962

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Issue date: Wednesday, February 21, 1962

Pages available: 84

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1962, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT F yf I 8.1ST YEAR, NO. 249 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, PAGE {'rets (7P) _ g Glenn ieiis Experts Of Space Reactions GLENN RESTS ABOARD PICKUP DESTROYKR just aTlcr. recovery Urban Affairs Glenn to Take Bill Due House Test WASHINGTON Kennedy's pl.in lo create a new department of urban affairs and housing bobs up in tlie House to- day. H is expected to go down lo tjuick deteal. Even Speaker Join) W. McCor- rnack, D-Mass., has conceded lie doesn't have enough voles to pre- vent House rejection of the plan, sent lo Congress by President Kennedy under his reorganization powers. Charles A. Hallcck of Indiana, House Republican leader, sail Tuesday he expects an over- whelming vote against it, awl "1 think you're going to bo surprised at the number of Democrats who vote against it." He said be hoped H would come to a vote today although 10 hours of debate are scheduled under House rules. This political hot potato was made hotter by Kennedy's an nouncemcnt ho would name Rob- ert C.' Weaver, a Negro, lo head the new department. Weaver', now chief of Ihe Housing and Home Finance Agency, thus would be- come the first Negro Cabinet member. Republican leaders expect lo muster all but a few nf Iheir 174 House members against the plan, and tticy will joined by a solid phalanx of 80 to 00 Southern Democrats who make no bones about disliking Ihc idea of a Nc- gvo in the Cabinet. This is more Ihnn enough to beat the plan. An adverse vote in the House means the plan is dead, and it won't come lo a vote in the Sen- ate. Democratic leaders had Barefooted Walk GRAND TURK ISLAND You live the heady exhilaration ol being the first American lo orbit Ihe oarlh. Then you come back lo walk barefooted over wooden rails, like a country boy. And suffer the nuisance of having warm water squirted in your ears. Astronaut John II. Glenn Jr. is hack today (o just such worldly events after his historic trip thai left him feeling "fine, wonderful, I couldn't feel tetter." He is now engaged in two days of resling and unwinding and being checked medically like a specimen from Mars, and telling experts all thai Red Premier Congratulates U.S. on MOSCOW (API-Soviet Premier Khrushchev congratulated Ameri ca today on l.t. Col. John II Glenn .Ir.'s orbital flichl and SUB gcsted that Ihe United Slates and Ihe Soviet Union pool their re. sources to explore outer space. He made his proposal in a me.s sage to President Kennedy, n.not Related sfories, pictures, Pgs. 6-B. 7-n, 8-A happened on his trip while memory is fresh. Doing this calls for a secluded hideaway on this small island 700 miles southeast of Cape Canaver before he returns to mee( President Kennedy and speak to the world Friday near his blast off space port. The barefoot walking on with eyes opened and eyes closcc having water squirted into his cars are part of a medical scientific way of learning exacth what" happened to a man wh M> vciMiv iHatiius w "Glenn is 40 and on top of the said London's Daily Sketch. "All Glenn-agr parents can walk a lilllo lallcr this morn- 51. HUh and Ion A.IIIIC dale l.ial ing. Almost up lo Hie shoulders of Iheir leen-agc children." The Daily Mail said: "The ul- tlmalc unflappable man." The free world now bus astronaut, tho American said Rome's II Mcssaggcro, vlny mirth 32 In TF.XAS ConiUkr- av Cooler InnUnl. Ixrw ;