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Publication: Abilene Reporter News February 22, 1962

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY THIRTY-TWO PA Associated Press (VP) BACK HOME TCecnacting the return of George Washington to his Ml. Vernoii home after 40 years of public life, Army Warranl Officer John C. McKin- ney and Mrs. E. K. Van Swearington of Alexandria, Va., play the roles of Washington and his wife, Martha, at ceremonies today marking the 230th an- niversary of his birth. (AP Wirepholo) Terrorist Attacks Sweep Algiers to Prevent Peace Robert Kennedys In West Berlin Agreement Pends from Rebel Group ALGIERS (AP) A wave of terrorist attacks swept Algiers today as the right-wing Secret Army Organization made a last- dilch effort lo wreck an impend- ing French-Algerian agrecmenl lo end Ihe rebellion. Police reported more than a score of scattered attacks be- tween 7 a.m. and noon, as Eu- ropean gunmen in cars and afoot fired at Europeans and Moslems, killing at least 11 persons and wounding 15. The violence erupted as the Al- gerian rebel National Council was called into session in Tripoli to act on an agreement with France to end the strife. The CO-membcr parliament was cxpecled lo give the needed four- fiflhs approval lo (be accord pav- ing the way for Algerian inde- pendence, a measure already en- dorsed by France. With the measure repotted ap- proved by the rebel Cabinet, i hopes soared for a cease-lire in !the North African territory by Kun- day. BERLIN AJty. Octi. Hobert F. Kennedy flew without hindrance along the 105-mile air corridor to West Berlin today and pledged anew American cletonni- nalion to stand by this isolated lliat they wanted lo reserve blocks of space in some of the corridors for Soviet military flights. Western controllers at tin- center denied the request and hold lo the niles lhal. each flight, plane must be registered individually. Wreck Near Tye An Abilene man was injured. nut seriously, when his car went out of conlrol anil crashed Among the victims in today's outlJreak were four postmen killed, and three wounded. Har- ried officials accused the secret army of desperately seeking to provoke strikes and major dis- turbances on the eve of peace. "We have no more palrol cars available to answer all one police radio report said. French headquarters for Al- geria appeared confident that the army will succeed in keeping the lense situation in band when a censc-firc is announced. But the command not taking any cily. The U.S. Air Force carrying Kennedy, his wife flnd Iheir patty of about 15 laml-l _ ed in a -snowstorm j M3H HUft IK 137 Thousands of Bcrliners lined, the streets despite the weather, to cheer the visitors on their ride io Cily Hall. The route included R detour past the Communist wall. West Berlin Mayor Willy Branrll had urged the citizens lo show their attachment In the United Stales hv giving a rous- cl" u- s- M! a.last-dUch to the nrnlhcr of the.0''15' 'Ivc ;it a-nv Thurs-; "prising by the. right-wing turn- chances on Ihe loyally of various field commanders. Informed sources said that the SUO.OOO-niiin French army in Al- geria has been only 15 j clays of food and fuel supplies. this draslic reduction from the normal stocks apparently was meant lo discourage officers from attempting lo join forces with an embankment into a cxlrani.sls. Ins welcome t President. inean Secret Army Organization I pledged lo keep Algeria French. I Portland, received' facial Tacera-! Ic'or lhc (il'sl tirac French Iroops iCSeilia- j- _ _ nmMilv ii, onmkTl Aubrey Car] Ely, 47, of i lions and other injuries in Ihe -i- Inert Wai I C'U' A fionsle-j Wednesday mandant, Maj Gen. Aiocn of> (hp Courts son FI. and the mayor were nivnot field secret TUK.VS HEAD, KYKS AS HE SCANS INSTRUMENTS DUIUNG ORBIT FMGUT iiictttrcs inside capsule made by automatioally operated camera Spit 'n Polish Reception Set to 'Welcome, John' CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. perhaps from even fur- high school band polished away, are expected lo flow (s instruments, The mayor Cocoa Beach and line the jared a special proclamation. highway that forms its 'main street. rlast Tuesday when alxiut 55.000 Police Chief William M. Walkerlpersons jammed the hcviclios tol lhambcr of Commerce readied n 3ig red, white and blue "Welcome lome, banner. The nearby (own of Cocoa Beach, which prides itself as "Spa'celown, was gelling sel lo let go Friday with a big open-arms greeting to Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., first Amerieun to orbit the earth. The joy was tinged slightly with' disappoinlmenl. Tlie townsmen had hoped Presi- dent Kennedy would ride through on his ivay to greet Glenn at the cape. Rut word gol. around Wednesday lhal the President1 planned to bypass Cocoa Reach and fly right to this missile lest center to give Glenn a medal and m.'ikc a quick inspection before! returning lo Palm Beach. Somewhat ruefully. City Man- ager Jerry A. Singer said "It would have been a privilege to' was bracing for a big traffic snarl, perhaps bigger than the one Petition Asks For Railroad Barricades A petition requesting (hat ad- Iditionnl traffic controls be install- Glenn, Carpenter (jRAND TLRK ISLAND. Ba-iiess under stress, Dr. Graybicl watch Glenn's rocket lalcc otf. Mayor Thomas S. Kcnnedv al in Abi- drafting a proclamnlion of wel--lcilc has teen presented for city come lo mark Glenn's rctuin. U-ommission consideration Thurs- Mariy are likely to drive to Patrick Air Force Base to sec! The petition, signed by approxi- Glenn land and possibly witnessjmatcly SO citizens, 'requests that jhis reunion with, his lamily. he givcn lo tlle in. The motorcade will move a{ Ratej nl aU majrir Atr K-, base to lhc -south] .j passing; hamas John K. Glenn ,lr. backed up his backup pilot in a sea- rescue a day after Glenn himself was pulled from the ocean in his space capsule. Glenn, brought to this Air Force tracking station for a physical examination and interviews about his 17.500-m i 1 c-an-hour flight around Ibe glotx1, look part in the rescue of a skin diver Wednes- day. His fellow astronaut and back up pilot. Navy f.l. Cmdr. Mai- gate of under a 100-foi "Welcome home" said he never did gel a veryibanncr across highway "CJr.ce acain Abilene has been Text of Ihe petition: rapid pulse beat before or during-AlA the flight. reminded of the danger ri i j i is lllci lilil! "l numerous rail- Glenn reported he had recog- airfield about ir> minutes be-i nized El Centro, Calif., because fore the President's !n flty' of the coloring provided by irri-touchdown al ami of 1Ire under- Sated fields and said he could tin- Thcre. they meet lhc bcl1 derstaixl Yuri Gagarin's repoitiGlcnn visited the President at should be supplemented by of seeing plowed fields on earth.jWhile House early this month. al all major crossings. IE He also recognized the Mississippi; Kennedy probably will look system is not feasible, we Delta even when he was the ground cnnliol urge Hint the railwnj B Atlanlii-ilioarl of the man-in space officially petitioned miles east, out over the k- Coast, and looking back. iliou, and see Pad 11 from lllc commission lo siibslanlial- Gtenn said he thought he coukllGlcnn blasted off. !'-v reduce the speed of (heir (rains have the President come inio s- Carpenter, had been town." But he said he "'ilh

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: February 22, 1962

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