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Big Spring Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1967, Big Spring, Texas TODAYS WEATHER SPRING AND VICINITY p4l08dlBCSS todav and to today and Southerly winds II to 21 miles an hour High today 75 Low tonight 38 High tomorrow 74 BIG SPRING D H INSIDE THE HERALD Amuicnients Comics Dear Abby Editorials Poge 70 Oil Ntwi iO Round Town 4C SA Sports MJ4B TV Log SB 39th Year Kin tu Member Associated Press Member Audit Bureau of Circulations Big Spring Texas Sunday January 29 1967 Mcaophone 7C WomenJ Newi 1SCC 40 Pages 5 Sections Daily Sunday Traffic Stopped Stalled trucks and autos face all directions on US 41 Saturday north of Enos Ind One convoy of Indiana National Guardsmen equipped with a bulldozer 10ton trucks and other heavy equipment is moving slowly up US 41 Saturday attempting to open the fourlane highway AP WIREPHOTO Giant Snowstorm Cleanup Remains By The Associated Press The snowstorm which dumped most of its load on the Midwest 23 inches at Chicago 28 at Kalamazoo moved into north ern New England and eastern Canada on Saturday showing reduced intensity Chicago and other cities para lyzed by drifts of five to 15 feet succeeded in reopening their traffic arteries by dint of round theclock work by thousands of diggers but most neighborhoods still were snowbound Sixtyeight deaths were attrib uted to the record storm in five slates 42 in Illinois 17 in Michigan 5 in Wisconsin 3 in Indiana and 1 in Ohio COPTERS HELP Goy George W Romney of Michigan appealed for organ ized shoveling by residents in many Michigan communities wilh more than two feet of snow cover Otherwise he said emergency situations will overwhelm us and many will not only suffer but some will die Snowburied slreels many of them blocked by abandoned ve hicles disrupted distribution of food to neighborhood stores Thousands of emergency mis sions were flown by helicopters or carried out by driftbucking tractorplows and Inicks to sup ply isolated communities or stranded groups of motorists MANY MAROONED Many of the marooned were liberated as main roads were hacked open again One fire sta tion beside the snowchoked Calumet Expressway in Chica gos far South Side area gave up 1000 refugees Ugliness came in the wake of snow paralysis also as bands of looters broke into more than 100 untended taverns groceries pawn shops and deserted deliv ery trucks on Chicagos West and South sides Most of the looting stopped after 100 arrests and deployment of more than 600 policemen A 10yearold girl was killed in an exchange of gunfire between looters and Chicago police Fri day night and two persons were wounded in other Chicago shoot ings Despite a turn to colder weather which dropped temper atures into the teens during the early hours Saturday the prog ress in restoring traffic and communications was notable GARY HARD HIT Gary Ind was still immobilized stranded persons were moved from steel plants by equipment organized by the New York Cen tral Railroad At Bethlehem Steels big new plant at Burns Harbor workers bottled up by the storm opened a road to US 12 and liberated themselves Estimates placed the number of plant and construction workers who had been stranded at 5000 In Michigan where Kalama zoo Flint and Lansing were among hardhit communities the slow work of resforing movement was making head way was still largely but hundreds of Reviewing The Big Spring Week Wifh Joe Pickle A final reminder You must register by Tuesday evening if you hope to have voice in any election during 19G7 You may mail in applications unlil mid night but the office of the lax collector assessor will close at 5 pm It doesnt cost you anything to qualify as a voter it might cost you a lot if you dont There was some uncertainty as lo what a new permit lo TransTexas Airways will mean in air service but company spokesmen said that beside Big Spring response to TTA it could only mean improved service ring the week TTA an nounced it was moving its maintenance shops from San Angclo to Midland A contract for has been awarded to a Snn Antonio firm for the FM 700 Improve ment project from Gcliad to US 80 west Work is expected to gel started next month on this projecl which lias Iwen dis cussed for several years and which has been in the mill for more than throe years w vVlial gives with the post of fice building project General Services Administration has in dicated that bids may be asked laic in March and Olen Puck ett architect has been asked to meet this schedule Funds were appropriated last year but the budget message last week included an identical re quest for 05I000 for the build ing Texan Handed Death Penalty GRAHAM Tex jury convicted Claude Edwards of murder Saturday and assessed the death penalty in the slaying of Clarence Swairn following a filling station robbery at Breck enridge Edwards 24 of Ranger sat stonily smoking a cigarette as the verdict was read His par ents Mr and Mrs Larry Ed wards sat in apparent shock for a moment Then his mother be gan to cry A witness also charged in the case Gene McCain 21 of East land turned states witness Fri day and quoted Edwards as say ing Were going to have to kill theto keep him from identifying us The verdict was reported in the heavily guarded courtroom in this North Central Texas town The defense did not say at once that it will appeal but courthouse observers expect such action The slaying took place July 4 in a freshly plowed field south of Breckenridge Swaim was shot 10 times Fire In The Spacecra Shouted Split Second Before Astros Perish Jury Begins Weighing Case Against Baker WASHINGTON AP A jury of six men and six women Saturday took to a small room off US District Court Room 21 he case of Bobby Baker who juilt a fortune while serving as a Senate employe Its duty is to decide whether Baker in his complex financial lealings evaded income taxes committed theft and conspired o defraud the government as the government has charged 48 YEARS POSSIBLE What the verdict will be is your sole exclusive duty and responsibility Judge Oliver Gasch told the jurors mostly Negro before turning the case over to them at am The trial started Jan 9 Baker 38 a slender partially bald man in a black suit sat in the courtroom with his lawyers His wife and a teenage son one of their five children sat among the spectators Conviction on all the charges could mean for the onetime Senate page a maximum of 4tS years in prison and in fines Woven closely into it all was the name of the late Sen Robert S Ken DOkla who died Jan 1 10 months before Bak er resigned under fire in Octo bre 1063 as secretary of the Sen ate Democratic majority POCKETS 8000fl Baker said he turned over to Kerr in 1962 collected by California savings and loan firms executives campaigns The Perish In Accident At Cape Kennedy Apollo astronauts Roger B Chaffee Edward AVhile 11 and Virgil Gus Grissom left to right are shown at the Space Center in Houston last March All three perished Friday in an accident at Cape Kennedy Fla They were going through a fullscale simulation of the Apollo launch when a flash tire broke out aboard the spacecraft AP WIREPHOTO said Baker that for political government pocketed of Gasch told the jurors that if hey found the money was en trusted to Baker to be delivered LO Kerr and was turned over to KBIT then they must acquit him on the larceny charges and also on the charge of income tax evasion against him for 1962 Max Barrs Steer Is Reserve Champ Maxwell Barrs senior class Hereford copped the reserve grand championship of the Junior division of the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show Saturday The victory insures the young Vincent cattle expert of a chance to try for the grand champion ship of the whole show next Thursday He will compete against the grand champion of the junior show and the grand champion and reserve champion of the senior show at that time IN OPEN SHOW Last year Dolores Lankfords limior show entry not only won the top honors in that division but went on to take the grand 2ft Saturday Mrs Sharon Wails ft continued in a critical conj dition from injuries sustained j in a highway mishap about 14 miles east on IS 20 She was driving a pickup toward B i g Spring when the pickup ca reened and rolled over several times Her brother Garland Dunlap 5 miraculously es caped serious injury At the start of the week Randy Brock Allen in and loan Eddy both of Midland were hurl when their small car rolled over sev eral limes on the Moss Creek road Pledges for Sunday closing of businesses will be the target for learns of the organization Citi zens for a Rcller Howard Conn Sec THE WEEK P C 1 You have only 2 more days for FREE VOTER Registration BE QUALIFIED Total Registrations Cer tificates issued through Friday 9050 Championship of the entire Fort Worth show Barred from competing as a junior by a rule which makes a jrand championship winner in eligible to enter the junior show Dolores is to go into the ring on Monday against the senior entries She has four steers at the show Maxwells victory was not the only honor the local 4H club youngsters scored at the show Mark Barr Maxwells older brother took first place in the summer yearling division in the junior show Mark also placed I6th in the junior division Robert Haney won first place with the best pen of three steer fed by one boy He also took a fourth and an eleventh place in the junior class PROSPECTS GOOD James vShelton assislan county agent said the judging was a long and ardous ritua MANNED SPACE CENTER louston Tex catas rophe that killed three astro nauts inside a flaming Apollo paceship cast a giant shadow on the US mantothemoon project stalling the Jrogram for perhaps several nonths Top project officials would not predict how long the delay night be They said only that he maiden manned voyage of he threeman spaceship had jeen postponed indefinitely Air Force Lt Col Virgil I Grissom Lt Col Edward H Vhite II and Navy Lt Cmdr Roger B Chaffee were sched iled for a flight of up to two veeks starting Feb 21 But death came suddenly on a Cape Kennedy Fla launch pad Fri day night when a flash fire and was not over 8 pm Saturday unlil ncarlj Giant Shadow Cast Over Moon Project officially as heavily dami aged it has other spaceships However any redesign would ake weeks even months to work out and test i JEOPARDY Also NASA could choose to scrub the Apollo 1 mission com pletely and move directly onto Apollo 2 a more complex ren dezvous flight Planning before the accident called for three manned Apollo missions in wept through tht cabin WHAT HAPPENED I am not prepared to discuss our plans for the flight events to come said Maj Gen Samuel Phillips Apollo program direc or at a Cape Kennedy news conference No doubt it will be several months before a spaceship can je readied for the Apollo i mis sion An investigating board must first complete its report and spaceships must be rede signed if necessary Officials then must start over with weeks of vehicle tests and astronaut training Uppermost in all minds Satur day was How did it happen anc how can such a grim accident be avoided FIRE REVIEW The National Aeronautics and Space Administration named a sevenman investigating board to probe the accident Also Sen earth orbit followed by a fourth with the capability of landing men on the moon It was known that NASA had been hoping for a lunar landing sometime in 196S more than a year ahead of the nations goal of placing men on the moon by 1970 But officials said alt along any 1968 try depended on a success schedule The tragedy placed such an optimistic schedule in jeopardy Widows Of Three Astros To Get Each SPACE CENTER With their addition AP Each of the widows i the annual payments will be of the three Apollo astronauts made to 47 astronauts and six billed in he flash fire at Cape widows Three other astronauts Kennedy will receive from life insurance policies The free policies are part of a contract under which two publishing firms hold exclusive rights to stories and photographs of the personal lives of astro nauts and their families The widows also will continue to receive for the life nf the contract the lucrative annualj payments specified in ihe docu ment signed in 1963 by Ficld En terprises and Time inc The contract now provides a year for each astronaut but the figure is expected to drop soon to when 19 new astro nauts who began training lastj year start receiving the bcneI fits NO OPTION j Final negolialions now are uni der way with the 19 new space were killed in plane crashes The contract extends until 1971 provided Time and Field exercise next Aug 31 their op tion to continue The astronauts have no say on the option Such contracts have been in existence since the early day of the original Mercury mannei space program MONEY SPLIT Field Enterprises puts up Blaze First Ever To Erupt Inside Capsule CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP An Apollo 1 astronaut cried Fire in the spacecraft and in an instant the entire moonship was engulfed in a sudden fatal flash of fire he Apollo program director said Saturday Grimly Maj Geii Samuel Phillips told of the tragedy that killed the Apollo 1 pilots and set back Americas man to the moon program perhaps months Phillips who as program director headed up a prelimi nary investigation team probing the blackened wreckage of Apollo 1 said astronauts Vir gil I Grissom Edward H While II and Roger B Chaffee were waiting to pick up the count in a rehearsal of I heir planned Feb 21 launch date HATCH CLOSED The test started in the early morning and the crew went inside at 1 pm he said The hatch was closed at pm The spacecraft was closed and was pressurized with oxy gen At pm observers in the pad area and on the TV monitor in the blockhouse heard a report originating from one oE the astronauts who has not been identified that there vas a blaze Blockhouse crewmen said hey heard the words Fire in he spacecraft from inside Apollo 1 at the instant of death They hoped to identify the as ronaut who said it by listening o tape recordings made during he countdown INTENSE HEAT A split second later fire that originated from inside the ca bin penetrated to the outside of he spacecraft and surrounded he moonship in an instant split seconds Phillips said Emergency crews had the Apollo 1 doors opened in five minutes he said but were con ronted with intense heat and dense smoke Twentyseven workers were felled by smoke inhalation dropping like lominoes as each rushed to telp Their efforts were in vain rissom While and Chaffes apparently died instantly The only escape available to them vas to open the hatch doors from inside the spacecraft the program director said and cramble to safety CHARRED BODIES The spacecraft doors can be opened quickly with a crank ype tool he said Apparently they did not live long enough to try Saturday the badly charred bodies of Air Force Lt Cols Grissom and White and Navy Lt Cmdr Chaffee were in an infirmary miles from the launch pad where they were to blast off Feb 21 to spend up to 14 days orbiting earth to test spacecraft operations Tha bodies were expected to be transported to Houston Tex for services But arrangements a year for the anmia payments and lime adds 2QO The money is divided equal ly among the participating as tronauts regardless of the number He said that Dolores animals look very good and that she has a good chance to make an excellent showing Monday ii Ihc competition in the open show It is possible if she could place either champion or re serve she might be in the ring on Tuesday in competition with her fellow club member Max well Barr and the other lop winners for the grand cham pionship of the entire show The Howard Counlians tlo not plan to sell any of their 10 steers Shelton said Clinton P Anderson DNM chairman of the Senate Space Committee said a Senate in quiry would follow the NASA probe Anderson described the Sen ate investigation as a full re view of the fata fire Phillips said the exact cause of the blaze had not been deter mined However he noted the spaceship was filled wilh pure used on all Ameri can has flash fire potential when sparked Should NASA decide to dis card the fatal vehicle described Strangler Draws 99 Years In Pen HOUSTON AP A jury convicted Stanley Means 22J Saturday of murder in the Aug1 26 strangling death of Mrs Syl via Daniel and set his punish ment at 99 years Mrs Daniel 41 was found dead in a Houston hotel room Defense lawyer Jerald said he will file for a new trial for Means a Texas City dredge boat seaman an grounds the prosecution suppressed evi dence COLOR MAP OF VIETNAM Because there has been an unusual new demand The Herald again is offering a large detailed four color map of Vietnam However the supply is limited This map is helpful in fol lowing all phases of the Viet nam conflict It is a high quality item made by the Hammond Company with much detail of Southeast Asia The Herald offers the map for only 35i plus tc sales tax or 36c If you wish to order by mail add for handling were not complete Grissom 40 flew the second Mercury spaceship and first manned twoman craft While D6 was ihe first US astronaut to leave his ship and become a human saiellile Chaffee 31 was a fledgling spaceman look ing forward lo his first mission CAUSE PROBED The program director said the exact cause of the blaze had not yet been determined He also refused to speculate on the accidents impact Americas lunar landing pro gram saying only that Im not prepared to discuss our plans for the flight events to come Rut the holocaust which capped a long series of troubles with the Apollo 1 spacecraft and damaged it severely is certain to call for a soulsearching look at high levels before other lives are risked Phillips said all data had been impounded and would be turned over lo a tward of inquiry named Saturday by Dr George B Mueller NASA associate ad ministrator for manned space flight
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