Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Schirra's In Orbit; World Awaits His Return CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) as if 'he were right at home in the weightless world of space, Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. completed two orbits of the earth today and described his flight as a "real, real, thrill." He was in complete command of his Sigma 7 spacecraft as he passed over Cape Canaveral at a.m. (EST) at the end of the second orbit and swung into the third. There was -all evidence that pilot and spacecraft were in condition to complete the full six- orbit mission. His exuberant description of the flight came down from the sky a few minutes earlier in a discus- sion with Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., monitoring .the flight at the Point Arguello, Calif., tracking station. "It's hard to describe things up Schirra told the man who had pioneered U.S. orbital flight earlier this year. Schirra said he had a delightful report to make to Glenn: "I, too, see 'fireflies." He referred to the luminous particles which Glenn saw flying outside his spacecraft each time he went through a sun- rise. At the end of the first orbit, Schirra also reported seeing the bright particles. He told.of them in a talk with .Astronaut Malcolm Scott' Carpenter, who was at the Guaymas, Mexico, station. Carpenter, on his flight last May, also saw the particles and was able to create them by. pounding on the side of his cap- sule. This led scientists to believe that -the snowflakes, as Carpenter called pieces of frost breaking off the capsule and being illuminated by the rising sun. As Schirra zipped above Cape Canaveral to begin orbit three, he commenced drifting flight for the first time. He shut off all controls and electrical power and allowed the craft to move freely on its roll, pitch and 'yaw axes. In this- phase, the vehicle ro- tates slowly, making about one revolution every 30 minutes if control is not re-established by the pilot. In drifting flight, the sule does not float far off course because it is flying an orbital path determined by the laws of nature, much like a bullet fired by a rifle. Purpose of the drifting is to con- serve control fuel and electrical power. Just how well Schirra did this was important to an 18 orbit, 24 hour next U.S. man- in-space :shot set for 1963. Schirra's flight, if it went six orbits, would nearly double the time 'spent by astronauts Glenn and Carpenter earlier this year. But it would be'far short of Rus- sia's manned orbital flight time. Near the completion of the sec- ond orbit, Project Mercury opera- tions director Walter C. Williams [reported that. the mission was proceeding very satisfactorily'and he saw no reason why.it shouldn't be continued.. Early in the flight, Schirra liter- ally sweated out a problem with his spacesuit temperature control system. But as he neared the end of the second orbit, he said the problem had diminished to a point where it wasn't worth discussion. About the end of orbit two, Schirra still had 90 per cent of his fuel supply. remaining and Mercury Control reported he was managing it very well. The hydro- gen peroxide fuel is used to fire small jets located on the capsule surface to help maintain the cap- sule's desired position in flight. The flight plan called, for Schir- ra to have 48 per cent fuel.in both his tanks for both the automatic and manual control systems, and 35 per cent remaining in each be- fore the vital re-entry maneuver at the. end of the flight. Glenn and Carpenter both ran dangerously low on fuel during their three orbit flights. Both, in fact, had empty tanks after re- entry.' Mismanagement of the fuel system, was blamed for the low supply in both cases. Schirra carried the' same amount of fuel that Glenn and Carpenter did, and one of his main assignments was to deter- mine how well he could conserve it in setting guidelines for future U.S. space flights. At the end of orbit two, Schirra reported to the control center at Canaveral that all systems were performing very satisfacto- rily in the capsule and that he was ready to begin the drifting flight. At a.m., after three hours and 10 minutes of flight, Schirra was asked by the Bermuda track- ing station: "Did you see The astronaut did not see the big balloon communications satel- lite which was in the area, he- cause he was conserving fuel and did not want to change the craft's attitude to look for it. (Continued on Page Two) SCHIRRA CLIMBS Schirra Jr., clothed in his flight suit, climbs into his Mercury capsule, atop its Atlas booster at Cape Canaveral missile test center. Beneath Schirra's chin is small packet containing t life vest. Line connected to the helmet is to be attached to communica- tions lines within the Mrs. Schirra's Impressed With Rocket Takeoff HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) "It was a beautiful liftoff I'm very glad everything went Mrs. Walter M. Schirra Jr. said shortly after her husband went rocket- ing into orbit around the earth today. Her brief comment was relayed to waiting newsmen by space agency official Rov Wallack, who told of watch- J c _ J.T. _ j._ Explorer Zooms Into Orbit Also CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, (AP) Explorer satellite sped in a looping orbit of the earth today to measure the sun's radiation and its hazards to spacemen. The 89-pound satellite's yo-yo course was intended to take it miles from the earth and swing it back as close as 185 miles. The payload was hurled aloft Tuesday at p.m. in the 12th straight successful satellite launching for the Thor-Delta rock- et. Though exact orbital figures cannot be confirmed for several days, Robert Gray of the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tration said: "I see no reason to believe that we got anything but a normal performance. The apo- gee and perigee will probably be just about what we sought." If successful, the experiment produce the most extensive information yet on how the sun's radiation affects the earth's weather and communications and! the dangers it poses for men and machinery in future deep space flights. The extremely elliptical course was elected to enable the satellite to monitor high-energy particles over a wide area covering the earth's magnetic field, the Van Allen radiation belt and a section of interplanetary space above the belt. ing the takeoff on television with the astronaut's family. There were no audible sighs or other sign of tension, Wallack said. Except for a NASA security agent, he said only Mrs. Schirra, her son and daughter and her mother were keeping vigil at the Schirra home. Mrs. Schirra wouldn't talk to reporters Tuesday about her hus- band's mission, but her young son said he was excited. Newsmen who went to the home were asked to state their business via a speaker system. A voice from inside said: "I am Mrs. Schirra's mother. Mrs. Schirra will not see anyone right now." Newsmen asked if they could return. "Just a minute. I will see if she is the voice said. There was a brief wait. "Mrs. Schirra says she will not have any comment until after her husband is recovered." Mrs, Schirra's mother is Mrs. James L. Holloway, Walter Marty Schirra III, was more talkative. THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 175 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1962 18 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Ada Slates Rejgns Campaign For Paving Oklaho- one of By GEORGE GURLEY The Ada Chamber of Commerce's Paving Com- mittee met Tuesday in the opening phase of a cam- paign designed to launch a massive paving program which may be eligible for a 50-50 federal grant. The grant, made available under the recent Public Works Acceleration Act, is a one-time shot. Unconfirm- ed reports state that up to will be avail- able for 22 officially desig nated counties in ma. Pontotoc is these. But, speed' is vital. Although paving will undoubtedly have top priority, the program must get off the ground within 120 days and the earlier the better. Any pro- grams undertaken under PWAA must be completed by September 14, 1963. -Public reception-to the grant has been excellent. In response to citizens' requests, the Cham- ber office already has a list of some 26 blocks now grooming for the program. Some Hurdles Stay But, there are some hurdles which must be met. Paving District 73 has just i passed through its protest peroid. total of II1 blocks and 1 alley Mississippi Campus Federal Forces Slowly Dwindle Away "I'm real excited'about the 1 suryived- Originally, the district seventh-grader exclaimed. "The principal of Clear Creek Junior Court Orders History Class LOS ANGELES court decree, four young white men will take an adult school course in Ne- gro history. The unusual sentence was given Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Kichard F. C. Hayden. The four were accused of firing a dart from a homemade blowgun at a group! of Negroes standing on a corner. Judge Hayden specified that each defendant must maintain a "C" average or better in the course at Dorsey adult school this semester. 5 h stay hflme tQ t mothcr_ sister and grandmother will be there too." His sister is Suzanne, 5. Adans Pay Fine In Liquor Case Two Adans were fined for il-j per cent of the property owners. contained more than 30 blocks. Under resolution paving, the council must wait a minimum of 6 months before including a block which died via protests in a new district. But, citizens of blocks protested out in the la'st district do have an alternative. Those blocks protest- ed out of this district can be re- instated provided a "legal" peti- tion is circulated and it secures the signatures of more than 50 Marshals Nip Incidents; Students Hang Pair Of Dummies Near Negro's Home OXFORD, Miss. (AP) A pair of effigy hangings dis- turbed the returning calm on the University of Missis- sippi campus today as a dwindling federal force main- tained the peace. Between midnight and dawn, some 35 students gath- ered in front of the apartment of James H: Meredith, the university's first known Negro student, set fire to an effigy and exploded fireworks. The alert military quickly moved in and quelled the demonstration. There were no arrests. Shortly after daybreak, a dummy clad in a blue, pink and white uniform dangled from the second-flood win- dow of a building near the Meredith apartment building. A sign hanging from the neck of the dummy said to "Go back to Africa where legally transporting open bottles of liquor this week. Charged in County .Court were Joe Bailey Warren and William R. Buchanan. They were fined each. There's a report that the British are taking steps to make sure crime doesn't pay. They're going to nationalize' it. (Copr. Gen Fea. Corp.) Opening Of Boy's Club Awaits Final Details Official opening of the Ada a television room, a concession Boys Club is .just around the area and archery. corner. Tommy Daniels, director, said as soon as a few final construc- tion projects are completed, the club will begin operations here. Enrollment is now open and will continue, of course, for all boys 7 through 18. "I'm hopeful we actually begin our program here within ten Daniels said. "We've had lots of interest, boys dropping by, telephone calls and even letters." The club will operate in the .VFW Building on East Tenth, now under lease. And it will launcl operations here with a surprising and impressive range of activities. There will be arts and crafts, choir, a library, basketball (at the National Guard Armory) and a rifle team (also at the armory) and a BB team for boys under 12, weight lifting (weights already wrestling, boxing, ping pong, pool tables, small games, Naturally some of the activities are seasonal and will be dropped or accelerated at the proper time. Daniels, for instance, is even now investigating ways to add base- ball, tennis and swimming to the activities. Daniels also pointed out that every activity would be conducted under "competent adult super- vision." The club will remain open on Monday through Friday from until p.m. and on Saturday and holidays from a.m. until 4 p.m. It will close on Sundays. A fund raising campaign, seek- ing'-the first year's budget is now in its final phases. Next year boosters hope the club can become a "Chest" agency. Serving on the club's building committee are Bobby Thompson as" chairman, Asa Hutchinson, Rev. John Ashby and G. 0. Phil- pot. Petitions Ready Any resident on any block in the most recent district which died under protest can secure a legal petition, already draw n, from either the Chamber of Commerce or the City Manager's office. Any new blocks or former blocks which are past the six month period can be handled under the standard resolution method. Citizens interested in getting blocks included in the up- coming district may contact the chamber or the city- manager. Tuesday's meeting was held in the Aldridge Hotel under Billy McKeel, committee chairman. Mc- Keel, City Manager J. B. David- son, Councilman Roy Sneed and Chamber Manager Ted Savage were all in Muskogee last Friday for a briefing on PWAA pro- cedures. Speed's Vital McKeel stressed that speed was paramount in securing federal ap- proval for any local 'projects. He pointed out that paying does have a high priority with the Commun- ity Facilities Administration, the agency which will administer the new act. Sneed and Davidson also urged as much speed as possible in. submitting local programs. (Continued on Page Two) OUT four coeds are the new "twirlers" for the East Central Band. They will be out front as Don Gant's big new band leads Saturday's big homecoming parade. Left to right, they are Phoebe Peters, Shawnee; Sally Smith, Coalgate; Vicky Harvey, Seminole, and Sharon Reid, Staff Homecoming Plans Gather Momentum At East Central Saturday is H-Day for East Central State College and Ada. It is Homecoming. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a massive parade down Ada's Main Street. Leading the procession will be the East Cen- tral Band, under Director Don Gant. It should be the largest home- coming parade ever staged here. At least 12 floats will compete for honors. A group of 28 coeds fair, all queen candidates, will be fea- tured in the parade. And, interspersed In the long will be a grand total of 31 bands. In addition to the EC band, there will be Ada High School, Holdenville, Maysville, Okla- homa City Central (drum and bugle Purcell, Madiii, Lexington, Davis, K o n a'w a, Maud, Bowlegs, Allen, Wayne, Velma-Alma, .Pernell, Coalgale, Ada Junior High School, Sul- phur, Oklahoma City Central (marching Tecumseh, L'Overture, Weleetka, Atoka, Okemah, Wewoka, Shawnee, Wilson, Fox, Wetumka and El- more City. After the parade, the spotlight switches back to the campus. During the noon hour, Speaker J. D. McCarty, Oklahoma City, Democrats Set Meeting Monday County Democrats will gather next Monday evening. County Chairman J. I. Jones, has called a meeting of the County Democratic Central Committee next Monday at in the district courtroom. All party of- ficials and workers are urged to attend. They-will .discuss the cur- rent campaign and plans for the upcoming November election. will address former students of the college. EC President Dr. Charles F. Spencer will also speak. After the luncheon meeting, Coach Elvan George takes his unbeaten Tiger team against Northeastern in the traditional homecoming classic. Then, at half time, winners in the float competition will be an- nounced and they will circle the track at the stadium. Next, the winner in the race for Homecoming Queen will be revealed. And her majesty will be officially coronated by the. president of the Student Senate. Five finalists will be selected in student balloting and 'the queen will be chosen from these five. The remaining four girls will be her attendants. The day will wind .up that evening -with a homecoming dance.at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Building. Explosion Kills 12 In Gotham NEW YORK basement boiler explosion "of great magni- tude" ripped a sprawling block- square telephone company buEd- ing in Manhattan today, killing.at least 12 persons and injuring 36 others according to police reports. An hour after the blast near noontime, some persons were re- ported still trapped in the. base- ment of the one-story structure. Emergency and disaster units of all kinds raced to the scene, at Broadway and.213th St. in the In- wood section at the northern tip' of Manhattan. The building housed about 500 Barne" mostly women cierks M Oct. 12 on the contempt c.te- tion against .him. This apparently was a move designed to test Bar- nett's willingness to accept Mere- you belong." Attendance- at the university dropped after the enrollment ol Meredith, a 29-year-old Negro from Kosciusko. Many students had .returned to their homes after the weekend riots in which two men died. University chancellor J. D. Wil- liams appealed to the students to return. He said he had been in- formed the Ole Miss campus is how secure, and that parents can be assured of the complete safety of sons and daughters. Meredith spent his second day as a student Tuesday, accompan- ied to classes by federal mar- shals. There were no demonstra- tions. In another development over Mississippi's defiance of federal court orders to enroll Meredith, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals New Orleans gave Gov. Ross persons, mostly women employed in accounting work. Firemen quickly assisted a great many of the employes from the building and sent for more aid in the rescue work. dith's entry into the Barnett, who was' not in court, had no comment on the decision. A fire which broke out after the He could be sub-ect to fine blast was quickly extinguished. j First word came in a terse fire department announcement at p.nr. It said: "A boiler explosion of great' magnitude has occurred in the basement. Many persons have been trapped." A subsequent police report said Army authorities announced a cutback' in the federal force Tuesday night. Lt, Col. Rog- er Whiting, public information of- ficer for the Army field command in Oxford, said two battle groups for Memphis while a third group of said fire which followed the ex- plosion was not appreciable but ;hat firemen were busy attempt- ing to rescue injured persons and to get others out of the building. A second alarm of fire was sound- ed to get more rescue workers to p.m. came another the scene. At message over the fire department radio: "Quite a few fatalities and an unaccountable number of in- jured." Joining in the dash to the site were ambulances and police dis- aster and emergency units. Ike Will Visit Oklahoma Sunday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower will fly into Oklahoma City Sunday to boost the campaign Henry Bellmon Republican nominee for governor, and other GOP candidates. Bellmon announced today Eisen- hower will stop at Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport [or about 30 minutes while en route to Cali- fornia. The GOP nominee said'Eisen- DWIGHT EISENHOWER hower will land about noon, al- though details and the exaci time have not been set. He said the'airport appearance will be open to the public and Ei- senhower is expected to "make a. few statements." i the Oklahoma The former president telephoned i Promised to, one of a group of candidates who visited with Eisenhower last spring at his Gettysburg, Pa., farm. At that time Bellmon said Eisenhower expressed interest in campaign and come to Okla- today .to tell of. has planned visit, Bellmon said. He said he has been keeping up with the campaign and that he is enthused about everything looking so well." Bellmon said. homa or assist through a joint television appearance. Eisenhower invited all Repub- lican candidates in the state to join in meeting' with him at the j airport, Bellmon-said. The Oklahoma Republican, was1 "He said he will let us know. "many" were injured. was redeployed to Columbus, At the fire department, Miss. AH were from the 101st Air- borne Division, the famed "Screaming Eagles" of World War II. The situation at Oxford slowly returned to normal.. Shopkeepers reopened their -stores. While the New Orleans panel of judges studied moves against him, Barnett worked in his private of- fice in Jackson with state high- way patrolmen outside. Telegrams and letters poured into his office. An aide said almost all of them supported the 64-year-old gov- Another principal in the Missis- sippi situation, former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker, the comman- dant of troops during the school integration crisis at Little Rock, Ark., in 1957, was ordered to un- dergo psychiatric examination for his part in the weekend riots. Walker reportedly took charge of a group of students Sun- day night and led them through a cloud of tear gas toward federal ta20 IbylczzcbjSmeredith rdp bjt. marshals at the university's regis- tration building. Walker was arrested and charged, among other tilings, with inciting insurrection. He was taken to the federal prison' at Springfield, Mo. U.S. Dist. Atty. F. Russell Mil- lin said in Kansas City the psy- (Continuid on Two) later in the day the exact time of his arrival and other details of the Bellmon added. The candidate was in Tulsa to- day but released information of the Eisenhower visit through his Oklahoma City headquarters.. Bellmon asserted Tuesday devel- opment of Oklahoma's tourist .at- tractions have been hampered by lack of coordination and the Dem- ocratic gubernatorial.. candidate, W. P. Bill Atkinson, plugged again for a higher sales tax. TOM DOOLEY Auto Kills Courthouse's Favorite Dog Ada's most famous and be- loved canine died beneath th3 wheels of a car on East Four- teenth Street Wednesday morn- ing. "Tom the friendly Bassett hound owned by Justice of the Peace Bert Ratliff, was killed as he crossed the street about 8 a. m. Wednesday. The entire Pontotoc County courthouse was in mourning for the likable canine Wednesday morning. That's where "Tom" made most of his hundreds o'E friends as he roamed the corri- dors of the courthouse. It was "Tom" who treed an escaping prisoner once at the courthouse when the escapee climbed from the roof of the building to a nearby tree after escaping from the jail. The prisoner got away when the dog's howls went unheeded. "Tom" was also well-known to residents near Ratliff's home at 730 East Fourteenth. He was hit by an unidentified car just south of the tennis courts. Chest Campaign in Residences Opens Thursday Next phase of the Community Chest campaign begins Thursday morning. It is the residential campaign, most extensive of all the phases. On Thursday, at 9 a. m., the women volunteers for the residen- tial campaign, get together for coffee and doughnuts at the First Methodist Church. After discuss- ing the campaign methods, the volunteers go into their neighbor- hoods for the city-wide effort. Mrs. F. Joyce Miller and Mrs. Oscar L. Parker are co-chairmen for the house-to-house campaign of the. 1962 Community Chest drive. J. B. Lynn, general drive chair- man, emphasized that the homes of the city are counted on this year more than ever for a major contribution toward the goal more than All workers in the residential campaign are urged to-attend the meeting Thursday morning. OKLAHOMA Clear to part- ly cloudy this afternoon through Thursday; little warmer both afternoons; low tonight 50s; high Thursday 76-84.