Creation of NASA

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Creation of NASA - Congress Swif tly Votes Ike's Space-Agency Bill...
Congress Swif tly Votes Ike's Space-Agency Bill Washington, July 16 (UP)The House and the Senate Wednesday gave swift approval to a compromise bill to set up a new civilian agency to command this country's long-range, drive to overtake the Soviet Union in the conquest of space. The Senate sent the bill to was major point of dispute the While House by voice vote in the conference committee. i.w u .., The House had voted to give within hours after the House, jj.a.S.A. a 17-member advisory without debate, shouted its ap- boar(j The Senate wanted to proval of the legislation, which give him a seven-member policy, was recommended by President making board. Instead, the coun. Eisenhower. The President will cil will have eight members, plus have control over the activities h President, and will be ad-; of the new agency. visory in nature. , ,.., , Council members would be ; 'Omen of Good Things (he Secrelary 0( state, Secretary I Senate Democratic Leader of Defense, N.A.S.A. director, ; Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas said Atomic Energy Commission I the bill represented "an omen chairman, one additional mem-1 of good things to come" in re- ber from the Government, and search on the mysteries of outer up to three other members from outside tne Government. ; Drydcn, whose N.A.C.A. now conducts advanced research on a in of an be space. He said the challenge of the Space Age is so great "that it dwarfts the animosities and hatreds that divide humanity to-day." If man can meet this challenge properly, he said, "we may find that the road to lasting peace truly lies through the stars." The bill sent to the White House was hammered out by a Senate-House conference committee that resolved the differences in conflicting measures passed earlier by the two chambers. Sets Up The N.A.S.A. It provides for creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and a nine-member advisory council headed by the President. The agency would be built around the 47-year-old National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics now headed by Hugh L. Dryden. Under the bill, the President would resolve any conflicts arising between the new space agency and the Pentagon's advanced research projects agency, which handles missiles and other Space Age weapons research. Dulles Would Be Member Such conflicts involve whether a space project is. military or civilian and which agency should direct it. The make-up and functions of the nine-man council that will ride herd on the space agency space problems, is expected to be named to the $22,500-a-year ; post of N.A.S.A. director. j New Englandcr's Gift of Golf Clubs To Adams' Bared Washington, July 16 MV The White House said Wednesday a man named Sam Goldstein not to be confused with Bernard Goldfine once gave a set of golf clubs to President Eisenhower's chief assistant, Sherman Adams, White House jjress secretary James C. Hagerty confirmed this when asked for comment on a report published by The Washington Star that a man named Goldstein had bought a set of matched clubs for Adams at the Burning Tree Club, where the President also plays, Hagerty said Goldstein lives somewhere in New England but , that he doesn't know what Gold-1 stein's business is. He stressed, j however, that he had found out it has "nothing to do with any business involving the Govern- j ment." Goldstein, Hagerty said, Is a long-time personal friend of the i Adams family, I

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 17 Jul 1958, Thu,
  3. Page 15

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