Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 12, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Three American astronauts sped smoothly toward a risky moon adventure Saturday, their spacecraft spinning slowly through space and the earth receding slowly behind them.
Apollo 13 astronauts James L.
Lovell Jr., Fred W. Haise Jr. and John L. Swigert Jr. rode quietly but firmly on the path to the moon despite a launch marred by a premature rocket cut off.
They watched as a spent rocket hull was sent fleeting ahead
toward the moon. A rocket firing on command from the ground set the booster toward a powerful lunar collision which scientists hope will reveal secrets about the moon’s interior.
Swigert, a last minute substi-
Hurts to say goodbye
Lt. Comdr. Thomas K. Mattingly, Apollo 13 prime crew command module pilot who was grounded after being exposed to German measles, is shown as he sat at the capsule communicator console in Mission Control at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Saturday and watched the launching on television. After two years of training and then sudden disappointment, Mattingly still managed to smile. (AP Wirephoto)
Rice Students Sit-In Over Banning of Hoffman Speech
HOUSTON, TEX. (AP)—About 50 Rice students Saturday entered a campus building and refused to leave in protest over refusal of the college to allow Chicago 7 member Abbie Hoffman to speak at Rice.
And in Austin, where he was speaking at the University
of Texas Saturday night, Hoffman said he might sp>eak at Rice, despite the withdrawal of his invitation and tight security on campus.
The Rice students went into the multi story' Allen Center about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The
HPC Planning $1.5 Million Facility
BROWNWOOD - The board of directors of the Douglas McArthur Academy of Freedom Saturday approved plans for a new $1.5 million classroom facility.
The building will lie built as soon as the money can be raised, according to Dr. Guy Newman, president of Howard Payne College.
Orthal Brand of McAllan was re-elected board chairman and he appointed a three-member building committee. Its members are co-chairmen Richard Harvey of Tyler and Carr Collins of Dallas. Mrs. Opal Sherman of New York is the other member.
The new building, which is one of several projected projects in the academy complex, will be a two-story building located
directly behind the HPC band
Architect Frank Dill of Houston, who supervised the restoration and renovation of the present academy building, will design the new facility, which v.'ill house four lecture amphitheatres and other classrooms.
The present building houses the social science classes of Howard Payne r.nd faculty facilities.
In Brownwood on Saturday at the end of the “Democrocv in Action Week” at Howard Payne College, Sen. Ralph Yarborough made two speeches and attended at recept ion in his honor.
Ile told a banquet at Howard Payne College that 1970 graduates face the challenges of providing better health care, in-
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center contains the Rice business offices and some classrooms
At 6 p.m., Rice security officers locked the building but took no action to oust the students. Security officers were stationed both inside and outside, and persons who displayed Rice identification cards were allowed to go in and out of the building.
The students milled around in the hallways of the building. All of the offices in the building were locked.
They said they were protesting the decision of the Rice board of trustees to deny the controversial Hoffman the right to speak on campus._______
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ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mile radius) — Fair. turning cooler Sunday afternoon. Fair and cool Sunday night and Monday. Some chance for local dust Sunday afternoon. High Sunday 80 degrees, low Sunday night 45, high Monday 70. Winds south to souhhwes* 15 to 30 mph, becoming northerly Sunday
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Sunset last night: 7:05; sunrise today: 6:13; sunset tonight; 7:06.
Barometer readino at 9 p.m.: 27.76. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 41 per cent.
flite on the crew for another astronaut who is suspected of being infected by German measles, was complimented by ground controllers for his flving skill.
They told the civilian spaceman he had used 20 pounds less fuel in rocket firings than had been predicted.
So accurately was Apollo 13 on its path to the moon, mission controllers cancelled a course correction rocket firing that had been scheduled for early Sunday. Another correction is planned Sunday night, however.
Lovell, Haise and Swigert took pictures of the earth on given signals from mission control. The pictures wrill later help meteorologists study the earth’s weather patterns.
Speed of the spacecraft, which reached 24.000 miles an hour just after Apollo 13 rocketed out of earth orbit, slowly declined as it started up the “gravity hill” toward the moon. Its speed had fallen to 6.100 miles per hour by 10:13 p.m. CST, eight hours after launch.
The moon and the earth will play a game of gravity tuc of w'ar with the spacecraft until lunar gravity gains control Monday afternoon. The craft will
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then pick up speed.
The astronauts set their spacecraft into a gentle spin early Saturday night. The sp n, called the “barbeque mode”, evenly distributes the heat from the sun.
Ground controllers triggered a small rocket firing on the spent rocket booster. The firing corrected the flight path of the rocket hull, aiming it al a preplanned impact point on the moon. A second course correction was unneeded, officials decided.
The rocket will hit the moon with the force of ll Ions of dynamite at 8:02 p.m. Tuesday, just after tho astronauts go into lunar orbit. The impact will send shock waves through the moon crust which will be recorded by a seismic measuring device left on the moon by Apollo 12 crewmen.
Earlier the astronauts beamed a color television signal earthward as they delicately maneuvered tile command module into a nose to nose link up with the moon landing craft. They separated the combined craft and from the booster stage and a signal from the ground sent the rocket hull fleeting toward its self destruction on the moon.
“We’ve got a groovy TV picture.” called out a delighted flight controller as the television from space began.
Haise, pointed the camera at his crewmates and Lovell and Sw'igert could be seen working at the controls of the command ship they call Odyssey.
The television camera was pointed out the window', too, giving a clear view of Aquarius, the lunar craft Lovell and Haise will ride to hazardous landing in a highland valley on the moon.
The television show, which lasted more than an hour, was not seen live by home viewers. None of the networks interrupted scheduled programs but workers in mission control got
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$10,000- Per-Day Fine Given Kirk
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge found Florida Gov. Gaude Kirk in contempt of court Saturday and said he would fine Kirk $10,000-a-day until the governor pulled down his barriers to school integration in Manatee County.
The contempt ruling came after Kirk assumed control of the Manatee County school system and blocked an integration order in defiance of U. S. Bist. Judge Ben Krentzman.
“Claude R. Kirk Jr. is in civil contempt of this court ... and such contempt is continuing,” Krentzman said in the ruling.
.. Kirk shall pay a fine to the United States of $10,000-a-day beginning April ll unless on or before Monday he shows this court ... that he is in compliance with the orders of this court.”
At the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee, a Kirk aide said, ‘,We have no statement.”
Two Kirk aides who sided w th the governor in the school takeover were also found in con
tempt and Krentzman fined them $1,000-a-day with the same conditions of the ruling against Kirk,
Manatee County Sheriff Richard Weitzenfeld, who backed up Kirk aides in a confrontation with U.S. marshals earlier in the week was ruled in contempt but not fined.
Krentzman set no date for a hearing in the cases of six Manatee deputies w'ho were involved in the face-off with the federal officers.
Krentzman set a deadline of noon Monday for compliance with his orders of last week telling Kirk and his forces to refrain from hindering implementation of a January desegregation order.
The judge also instructed the U.S. attorney to investigate all actions taken by Kirk and local officials in connection with the court orders. Krentzman said he would “make provision for appropriate proceedings’’ if federal officials felt the orders were not being followed.
Kim Called! Threshold of Era
The appointment of young Texas Tech professor, Dr. Thomas K. Kim, as new president of McMurry College was hailed by educators in Abilene Saturday as “the threshold of a new era.”
Dr. Kim, an economics professor, became the college's eighth president Friday night in Lubbock, and he will assume his new duties on July I, taking over from Dr. Gordon Bennett.
“We are indeed fortunate to have acquired a man with Dr. Kim’s intellectual ability,” stated McMurry trustee Dr. Doyle Ragle, “and I think he will inspire students and faculty In such a way that McMurry will respond and grow.”
Ragle termed the choice “excellent because Kim is a
scholar with high academic standards and a fine Christian.” “A vital extra dimension Kim will add in the field of his speciality — finance,” said college Dean Dr. Porter Crow, who called the choice “very innovative.”
“A small liberal arts college like McMurry needs backing, and Dr. Kim is an authority on finance. He will be able to pinpoint foundations offers and secure grants that will add greatly to McMurry,” he said.
“Kim,” he said, “will also bring his depth and knowledge to the vital area of development and it is here that his sensitivity and brilliance will be best recognized and utilized.”
“The horizons will be defin
itely widened,” stated Dr. Ted Yamamori, religion professor from Japan. “In a small school like McMurry the addition of a man with his background in economics and the Far East will expand the outlook of the students and Em very pleased with the appointment,” he said.
Abilene Christian College president Dr. John C. Stevens is “looking forward greatly to meeting Dr. Kim and working with him. I know McMurry has made a wise choice and I think the new president will find, as I have, a great opportunity for service here,” he said.
“Excited and pleased” was the reaction of selection committee member Dr. S. B. Thompson who said, “I don't see
how it can help but be a great asset to the school.”
“He has tremendous administrative and academic ability and is a brilliant educator who will be an asset to the school, community and West Texas.”
“It’s the beginning of a new era at McMurry,” said Dr. Edmund Bojarski, a member of the philosophy department at McMurry, “where the school will shed its old skin and emerge with a completely new one molded from new ideas.
Bojarski added, “We loved Dr. Bennett and certainly he was a progressive president but the coming of this young man who calls himself a non-white will open a wealth of new horizons and I am very, very pleased.”
He expressed the feeling that the appointment of Kin! would mean that McMurry w'ould draw- its students from a wider area of the country.
Reactions were generally summed up by former college vice president, Dr. W. B. McDaniel. “It’s an excellent thing for McMurry,” he said, “and I know that his outstanding background as a scholar and Christian and his leadership abilities will make him a good president.”
Dr. Him, w'ho was born in Shanghai of South Korean parents and educated in the U.S., has been on the Texas Tech economics faculty since
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Age of Aquarius
Creating the loudest man-made sound not classified as an explosion, the Apollo 13 rocket tears away on man's third voyage to the moon — no longer a novel sight, but hardly a dull one. Atop the 360-foot rocket is a landing module named Aquarius.
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