Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1962, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 341 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 24, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press SLEEPY ASTRONAUT GETS what a day ahead TECHNICIAN GIVES HELPING HAND Carpenter dons space gear Carpenter Safe CARPENTER GETS FINAL CHECK ON SUIT ready to leave quarters Three Orbits Main Recovery Target Missed CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. second orbit of the globe and Malcolm Scotl going for a third circuit, penter successfully orbited thej Rapjd conslimptjon in hl, earth three times today and then-h p after a harrowing 3, minutes f h f when it was not known whether he had survived the consultation with the was sighted sitting in a life raft "f ccllto the Atlantic. reported: A Navv P2V Neptune bomber! sec no reason why he Hashed the word iL Carpenter ]imR jze The latter was an order sent from ihe control ceiUrr at Cape apparently was all right after spotting him in lhe raft some 135 miles northeast of Puerto Rico. Floating nearby was the Aurora 7 spacecraft which had carried him three times around he globe m 4 fa. hours and 56 minutes at ]ay Carpcnler p.lsscd If a decision had been made to bring him down after two orbits, miles an hour. The capsule overshot its intend- ed landing area by 200 miles Carpenter apparently decided 'reversc rockets would have leave it and wait out recovery fjred ovcr Pojnt Arguello the one-man inflatable life he have which he carried aboard the eap-j over the United States sule. a landing in the Atlantic 500 The Neptune reported it was cir-j miles south of Bermuda, cling the raft and said thai. Car- Officials detected fast oonsump- penter was "sitting upward." of the fuel shortly afier the There was no immediate report on second orbit began and told Car- his condition, hut the plane saidipentcr lo begin using his manual he appeared to be okay. j control system at that time lo When Ihe Navy plane first rc-j conserve the valuable hydrogen ported sighting Ihe 37-year-oldj peroxide which is used to control Navy lieutenant commander in the! the attitude of Ihe craft, sea, an obviously relieved and! Apparently he did not hear the lappy U. Col. John A. original order, which came from Mercury spokesman, reported tojlhe Canary Island tracking sta- ncwsmcn: j lion, and it had to he repeated by "A Navy P2V Neptune has in Australia. Muchea ported sighting the spacecraft ant! Woomera. As he crossed the floating in the landing area. Alongside it was a life raft, and (AP Wircphoto) CARPENTER ENTERS AURORA 1 FOR SPACE RIDE at work and ready to go sitting ,in it was named Carpenter." a gentleman CARPENTER AT L right on ,AUNCH PAD time Two paramedics leaped from an Air Force rescue plane about p.m. They were equipped with a large life raft and a flotation col- lar to attach to the capsule to help keep it afloat. Two twin jet helicopters were dispatched from the aircraft car- rier Intrepid, which was stationed in the intended drop zone 200 miles away. In a masterful display of.cool courage, Carpenter completed his Pacific toward the west coast of the United Stales, Mercury offi- cials made checks wiih Carpenter He reported there was enough lo complete a three-orbit mission and the order was given to pro- ceed. As he passed over Point Argueilb, Carpenter told astro- naut Alan B. Shcpard Jr. who is stationed there that he again noted "snowflakes." He first re- Wilson Says USDA Won't Release Estes' Records FRANKLIN (API-Texas Ally, Gen. Will Wilson said today Unit Agriculture Orvillc allow a grand jury to view the full rec- ord on Biilie Sol Eslca' cotlon al- lotments. The Texas official said lie was Informed by federal Disl. Ally. Barefoot Sanders of Dallas that J'Yccman hss classified Ilif collon ailotrnent report as "one that Is Improper' to produce." The stale Rriinri jury is invesli- the mystery dofilh of Marshall, 52, a slalo Agricul' tural Stabilization and Conserva- tion (ASCI official who died of five rifle shots nearly a year ago. Marshall was investigating the cotlon allotments.manipulations of. a West Texas financier now under federal fraud indictment mid congressional investigation. Wilson said Sanders was acting on instructions from the Depart- ment, of Justice. "They, (the Agriculture Depart- ment) claim federal privilege against lhe. slate subpoena ac- Wilson said. Wilson said the privilege In yoked by (he federal government contends that the federal govern- ment does not have lo produce its records before a slate grand 'f jury. However, the attorney general said, the Agriculture Department has offered to pull out parts of the report it feels are material lo the investigation of Marshall's dctlth. Wilson said he was Informed that Sanders will appear In Franklin Monday Svilh William Elliott, an investigator (or the dc- Sws WI1-SON, Col, 7 hers on lhe first orbit al about the same relative sun- rise. "There are more of those white Carpenter told Shep- ard. "They appear lo be traveling exactly my speed. There's one drifting off and it appears lo be going even He said he did nol see them in .he great numbers thai .John II. ilenn Jr., America's first man in orbit, saw' his famous fireflies. Jai'pcnler said his snowflakes were in a sorl of rambling pal- .ern. Carpenter said he also had been getting a little warm, and drank some water over Canton Island in lhe Pacific, lle said it tasted very good. As he. passed over Cape Canav- eral jiisi before entering the third orbil, he attempted to jettison a balloon which he had lowed he- hind Ihe capsule for one whole orhll. However, he reported, the jettison switch failed lo operate CARPKNTKIt, 1% fi-A, Cols. .1-1 CARPENTER ZOOMS OVER ABILENE AREA Astronaut Scott Carpenter passed ovcr Sweetwater about a.m. Thursday on his sec- ond orbit of the world. He passed just north of Abilene moments later and sped al- most due east across the stale over Kort Worth, Dallas and Marshall. Carpenter's first orbit pass- ed farther south over the southern edge of the Big Rend and entered the state again at Brackottvillc, near Del Rio. Command Changes Revealed at Dyess Baseball Fan? you'll really go for the Lotost, most complete boscboll news 6( onv paper in the orca! Box scores, slories, pictures from AP Wirephoto oil yours lo enjoy in tne olorntnfl edition! To subscribe, call OR 3-4271 CiTculotlsn Dcpnttmcnl, or ioc your Col. Richard R. Mitchell, Dyess base commander since December, was named Thursday lo succeed Col. Ralph T. Holland as vice commander of the Aerospace U. Col. Roger M. Warner, who came lo Dyess from England in July of 1961, was selected as the new base commander. The command changes were an- nounced by Col. William L. Mc- Dowell Jr., commander of the h. The vice commander's vacancy occurred when Col. Holland was reassigned lo the Office of the In- spector General at Strategic Air Command Headquarters, Offult AKB, Nch. Col. Mitchell is no stranger lo %ih wing headquarters. He was deputy commander for operations there at (lie lime of his appoint- ment as 96th Combat Support commander (base com- Deadline Hearing; Absentee Vote Up An approaching deadline on the Democratic absentee voting has apparently spurred interest. Voting totals for the runoff election almost doubled during the past two days. Deadline for voting an absentee ballot is Tues- day Records of County Clerk Mrs. Chester Hutchcson's office show 139 ballots cast 87 inside the office and 52 by mail. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 4 Food pages ..........1 Sporls SECTION B Women's news To Your Goad Health .10 Comics............, 1 V Radio-TV luilntli Ntwi ..........It COI-. KICHAUD H. MITCIIKL1, vice commander of mandor) lasl winter. Col. Mitchell, a native of.Fres- no, Calif., came to Dycss in July of 1959 from Otfiitt he was deputy wing commander. Col. Warner, before coming lo Dyess, was director of operations at Drizc Norton Air Base, England. He is a graduate (if the Air Com- mand and Staff School and Staff Maintenance Officers School. Both officers arc command pi- lilts. WEATHER, V, b DEI'AKTMKNT OK COMMKCE WEATHER BllUEAII '-.ii (Weather mail. Puire 13-B1 -Mi. ABII.ENB AND VICINITY (rUdlijs miles) Continued ele.'ir to partly cloudy "m hot throusn Friday, lllsh Tnursfloy anil Friday in the Nth W'i. Low-Thills- TEXAS: alliv cloudy and warm throlish Cniin'ce Isnlnlcrl north. Low lonittt Hinn TEXAS: Clear to Mrt. ly i-lomly and warm prottsh rnuay. ?Hart., cloiuly throush Fffda.v. A lew slnrnis mostly west and north. iJjg" warmer nortii. turninfl copi (uniBht 5S northcnst ti Hkh......' sf-Jlh.