Abilene Reporter News, February 23, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

February 23, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1962, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 251 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Press (XP) Glenn 'Glad to Be Aboard' Noa Gels Reception In Florida MAYPORT, Kia. (AP) The U.K. Navy destroyer Noa came home a ship. On the deck in white paint was large circle outlining a "7." marking tlic spot where astronaut John H. Glenn Jr.'s Friendship 7 space capsule was set down after hi.s orhilal flight Tuesday. Also marked in while paint were Ihe five footsteps Glenn took on the deck. A targe crowd greeted the re- covery ship when it pulled into Mayporl Naval Stalion Thursday nicht. The skipper, Cmdr. John Exum of .Jacksonville Beach, was presented with a gold plated base- ball glove mounted on a plaque symboliirfi the Noa as Ihe snip that "fielded" the capsule, On it is inscribed "Mayport's Center Fielder, U. S. S. Noa- DDR41." "Wc were at (lie richt place nt Ihe right Exum said of his destroyer's honor in being the Mercury capsule recovery ship. "At when tie was commit- ted to a third orbit, wc felt like were going lo be Ihe ship lo get him." Exum said. "And at wc knew wc were the ship when wc heard the loud explosion in the sky and saw the spacecraft coming down. It sounded like a jet going through Ihe found bar- Seaman James H. Mcl.cndon nf Albany. Ga.. was the first man aboard the Noa to spot the para- chute. "Chute off Ihe port quarter." he shouted. "Pandemonium broke loose all over the ship Ihen." McLcndon snid. "Everybody was hollering nl once." Capt. Roderick Middlclon of Pomona Park, Fla.. commander of the destroyer division, said Glenn came out of the capsule with a big smile and said, "Giad lo be aboard." Next week it's hack to routine duly for the skipper and crew of the Noa. Kennedy Leads Big Reception CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) beaming astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., relumed to [his country loday for the first time since he departed Tuesday in a cloud of rocket smoke (or liis trip around the world three times through space. 40, is a lieutenant colonel in that Corps. Glenn, accompanied by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, stepped from the plane at pre- cisely a.m. ile fiol a hug and a kiss from ami his wife and (lung his arms He set out almost immediately! armind Ihe shoulders ot his chil- oi> a triumphant ride IB from Patrick Air Force Base to} Then, while his wife still clung this missile center for a meciing1 n's arm. lnc red-haired with President Kennedy. a courage. came here to offer the handkerchief from his and give him a medal. dabbed at his eyes. Glenn was greeted by the' 'Utcr stlnking all around, cheers and handclaps of alld stepped to a countrymen-and a host of kids' who ducked and darted around! m his Texas drawl, GLI-NN KISSES WIFE AS DAUGHTER, STANDS BY family meets him at Palrick AFB, Fla. Wircphoio) adults for space hero a glimpse ot their (ormcr Dwight D. Lisenhower and President Kcn- .nedy had both proposed lo the fhe astronauts first words lo worltl !hc 'joinL c Ihe public after meeting his of s c children parents in-laws and: Bu[ Jo] dwolarie, al the fool of the 'G, o the airplane which brought lnm.lne rjrst lo bj from Grand Turk Island m thej Khrushchev of Russia a proposal Bahamas were "1 m glad lo be wo (Q that is something aboard." That is a standard Marine GLENN WAVES AT CAPE CROWJ) (Imusaiuls at reception IAP vvirtphoto) Corps reply to a greeting when you are pleased lo be where you are, when you are. And Glenn Glenn Tells Mother His Space Flight 'Some Trip1 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) John II. Glenn Jr.. fit-looking and grinning, arrived back in the United States at a.m. today for the (irsl time David, IB, and spoke a few words to him. Mrs. Glenn was wearing a red suit and hat with a veil. Carolyn, who says she prefers Ihe iiick- Iwo presidents were unable to do. Welcome aboard." Glenn replied, "I'm glad to be aboard. I'm very proud of my flight." He said Ihe whole operation has been a team effort all the way in Project Mercury and that while he was receiving the ac- claim it was only as a repre- sentative o( those who had made Ihe flight, at miles per hour possible.. ihcir cars. The crowd, now Then he added thai it is only swelled to hundreds, cheered first slcp in a long program. since he whirled around the world i name Lyn, was wearing a pale through space last Tuesday. The Air Force C130 jet ferry yellow suit and white kerchief. Both Carolyn and Mrs. Glenn ing (he space hero from his twoiwore large white corsages. David days of post-flight examination at Grand Turk Island taxied up to the base operations office nt near- by Patrick Air Force Base. Accompanying the astronaut I An sported a white carnation in his jacket. Then Glenn, 40, a Marine Corps lieutcn colonel, spoke with Six Say Odessa Youth Not Insane KERMIT (API-More witnesses were due to appear (or the state today in a sanity hearing for a former high school athlete who claims be killed a prclty class- mate at her insistence. Mack II e r r i n g, 18, also is charged with murder in the shot- Rim slaying of Elizabeth Jean Wil- liams, 17, during a midnight tryst last March 22. Parents of both live at Odessa, in an adjoining West Tcxns county. If a jury finds young Herring sane, he Ihen will be tcicd on Ihe murder charge. Six peace officers teslified Thursday night that they believe Ihe youlh was sane last spring, when he was arrested shortly nft- ler the slaying. They were called ..ns Ihe stale sought to refute tes- timony of 15 defense witnesses heard earlier in the day. Three Odessa teen-agers who attended school with Herring and Miss Williams Icslified she had asked their help in Inking her life. An Odessa psychialrisl. Dr. Marvin Grice, told Ihe jury Her- ring could not distinguish between right and wrong at Itic time. Defense lawyers introduced a' Idler in the slain Rirl's handwrit- ing slating: "I'm waging a war wilhin my- nelf, a war lo find Ihe true me, and I fear I'm losing tlie baltlo. Ralhcr than ndmil defeat, T'm go- Ing lo heal a quick retreat into the no mnn's land of death, "As I hnvc only (he will and not the fortitude necessary, a friend of mine, seeing how great Is my lormcnl, has graciously crmsenled to look nfler the de- tails. His name is Mack Herring, and I pray Dial he will not have (o suffer for what he is doing for my snke. the big executive-type plane was! Vice President Lyndon B. John- son, who flew lo Grand 'fuck Ibis morning. A few minutes before Glenn's plane landed, another C1M carry- ing the other six astronauts and Project Mercury officials landed at the base, which selves as ad-' ministration headquarters for the Atlantic missile A Secret Service man slopped off Hie Glenn plane first, followed by Johnson and then Glenn with a big .smile on his face. There was a burst of applause from .several hundred people gathered al the field when .lohn- Air Force honor guard snapixii to attention and saluted as Glenn and Johnson walked to clapped. j It has been estimated in the While standing with his familyjpast thai some people, in- to pose for pictures. 15.000 government scien- slepped back lo say a few words.'is lo bis parents. His mother re- marked: "Quilc a trip." Glenn answered: "Some trip. You can't just quile describe it." Before entering the cars in Ihe motorcade headed for the Cape Canaveral rocket base, Johnson stepped to a microphone. "It's a great John- son, said, "lo welcome home a great pioneer of history." son and Glenn Follow ing Ihcm off the plane were Robert H. Gilruth, Project Mer- cury director, and Waller C. Wil- liams, Mercury operations direc- tor. East Berliners Wave to Kennedy BERLIN F. Ken- nedy laid a wreath "to the vic- tims of Communist tyranny" at Ihe Red Wall dividing Berlin to- day and received some cautious waves from East Berliners be- Glenn embraced his daughter. Carolyn. II, who was waiting al llw base of the ramp with other members of Ihe- family. Then lie quickly hugged his wife anc lyond Ihe barricade. East Berliners could be seen peeking from behind curtains as the U.S. attorney general's motor- cade drove up lo tlie wall at Rernauerslrasso. Apartment houses along the East side there have been boarded up and evac- ualcd. But houses lying a lillle Kennedy also vusiled Ihe Ploel zensee prison memorial to Ger- mans executed by the Nazis after the failure of Ihe ISM'S generals' plot against Adolf Hitler. The atlorney general laid a vroalh there, loo, and said: "I was very moved by Ihe wall, see- ng Ihe places where people lumped anil lost their lives, sec- engineers, technicians and in industry, have participated in the Project Mercury operation. After these (cw words. Glenn set out (or Ihe ride through uril- linnl sunshine lo (his space pnrt it all his meeting with President Kennedy. Glenn's wife. Anna, David. daughter Lyn. 14, and six other relatives arrived here Thursday night after riding down from Washington wilh Kennedy in ihc President's own luxurious jet. "It's like a dream." said Ihe radiant Mrs. Glenn, summing up the reaction of Ihc Glenn family to Ihe atlenlion that's been show- ered on them. After a i-euninn at the Air Force base. Glenn and his family were [scheduled lo ride in a procession. along n 2fl-rnilc roule (o Ihe south j gale of this missile tesl center from which Glenn blasted off VICE PRESIDENT JOHNSON I M' Wirrpholo] AND GLKNN IMSI'LAY SKINS Mrs. Glenn also in Cocoa Boacli kissed her, holding her tightly a few seconds. Then, emotion getting [he belter of him, he reached for his hand- kerchief and dabbed at his eyes. Next he turned lo his son, foricl1'1'0'' aru' 'I0m scvcra' of Dr. Reiff Critical Al Latest Report The physicinn attending Dr. A. Reift, president ot Ilnr- din-Simmons University, saiil Fri- day morning that he was not ready yet to give n further report of Dr. Hcitt's condition. Dr. Rciff was reported in criti- cal condition lale Thursday by a spokcsmnn nt llendrick Memori- al Hospital. Earlier Thursday, he was reported "slightly improved" and was listed in "fair" condi- tion. A source close lo Ihe family dis- closed Friday morning lhat Dr. lieiff hnd not been alilc lo digest Ills liquid dicl following his third operation. Tlie Sl-yenr-old college presi- dent hns undergone three opera linns nl llcndrick Memorial Hos- pital since his ndmiltance prior lo his (Irsl operation Ken. 6 for Weeding ulcers. ivindows appeared hands, flutlcr- ns briefly before being quickly withdrawn. Thousands of West Berliners had gathered on their side o( the barricade lo cheer the attorney general, some shouting "Away with Ihe But the crowd fell silent as Kennedy laid a wreath on a wooden cross on the sidewalk commemorating an eld erly woman who was killed when she jumped from her window to the West last Aiigusl, The ceremony took place a few hours after American troops rushed through the streets of West Berlin in a dramatic demon- slralion of Kennedy's pledge thai the United States would defend West ncrlin against Communist allack as it would New York or Chicago. Kennedy was out early today for his second look at (he lied wall he has denounced as n mcdi cval instrument of torture. West Rcrlin Mayor Willy Bramtl polnled out features o( Ihe wall to the attorney general and his younger brother. Kdward M., from an observation platform. No Ensl German guards were in slglil. But East German photo- graphers were seen focusing their lenses on Kennedy parly, ng the .shame on the faces a head of ils some of Ihe guards on Ihe inhabitants were primed lo side, the. people at Ihe windowsIcid loose, here furtively waving and oa his side the look of courage anil lope on Ihe faces of the Wesl Berliners." three days ago. Sharing in the glory were other members of Ihc seven-man astro- naut team. East Texas Gets Low of 30, Possible Twister Maybe Rain I'.y THE ASSOCIATE) I'RKSS .kanii .US, Crandall 1.18. l.onpview MlIA Turbulent weather .smashed in-'132, Mineral Wells .44 pnd .Jimc- to Texas Friday, c.tUMng a possi- lion .55. blc tornado at Woskoni in fur Rmm pnt Kasi Texas and bringing heavy o[ Texas under a severe: r "S I0 Pnr'S "1r 'ihiindn-slorm alert Kridav. The adjoining town of Cocoa The Wasknm tornado apparent Reach, which considers tlip astro- nauts ils own. has been building Much colder weather with a jeliancc for some more rain is fore- :casl Friday nisht and Salurday .following Ihe first measnreabie precipitation in Abilene this hrnuglil haltering winds ullich fc" overnight Thurs- overturned a trailer house. :iipn Ils advisory .niso ly did no! louch the ground, bill Louisiana well-wishers lo imnr in WEATHER V. H. DKPART.MF.NT OF COM.MERCK 1VKATHKR HURKAl! imp. Parr ?-A> ARTI.KNE AND VICINITY dlnilhu 4iJ rnilrsl Partly cloudy anil ttlikl Kriilay urntnc mufti coTtlcr Krlrlav nr.t) Saturday with chance inr scRttr Frklay ar.il Saln omlnK. Frirt.nj- 65-70. Ijvw Krlrtsy gW r.ent 30. Ilish Saturday nrnr 4 llilh Itvvv for W cndiriif al a backlash Worth ..12, Brownwooil .80, Tcxar- cM in (hc I'aiihaiiillc and occasional light; The lasl measiireabtet rainfall n the P.-inh.-indlelheri- was .Ian. 25 when .02 was received. Teal said. NEWS INDEX WHERE IT RAINED SECTION A Obituaries Amusements a 9 Sporrj SECTION B Women's news 3 Editorials 2 Comics 4 Radio-TV togs TV Report To Your Good Health Bridg........... Km several hours before parts o( North Central and Texas under a siweiid :.severe Itmndersloim alcrl. Wealh- IT Ilnreaii observers rriwrled the IWDI.M of -ihc stdiins had movixl Jon eastward by alwil 6 a.m., how- ever. Karly morning temperatures .Municipal airport Total for year Normal for year Dyc.ss A KB _ 9 'sagged to at Dalliarl in the 9 Panhandle, which scat- 9 kercd lighl snow by afternoon. WINTERS .03 .10 1.W .Ot .M .30 ;