Janesville Daily Gazette from Janesville, Wisconsin on May 13, 1961 · Page 9
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>p f ip.f. Oiiicial U.S. View Is That Gagarin Made Flight, But Many Have Doubts Editor's Note—Ever since the ficial said, also quicltiy advised Soviet Union reported tliat Yuri j about the flight of Cmdr. Alan Gagarin had orbited the earth, there have been some doubters who refuse to accept the Soviet announcement as fact. This article gives the basis for their skepticism and presents also the view of others who see no reason for rejecting the Soviet version. By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE NEW YORK (AP) - Did Yuri Gagarin really orbit the earth ro become the world's first spaceman? U.S. officials and scientists in the best position to know say they are sure he did, and on that basis President Kennedy cabled congratulations. But skeptics raise a chorus of doubts, and cite numerous reasons. Moscow itself could stifle all skepticism, by supplying records, witnesses, and details of the flight fo the federation Aeronautique Internationale (FIA) in Paris whidh authenticates aviation and space world records. On April 12, Moscow wired the FIA the names of the pilot and spaceship, the Vostok, and said a space flight had been made. Evidence Not Supplied The telegram gave no other details but did say supporting evidence would be forwarded within the required time limit of two months and eight days, said an FIA official who asked not to be quoted by name. But to have claims authenticated, say aviation e-rperts, Moscow would have to describe the model and type of spacecraft, the engine or engines, special apparatus aboard, the landing controls and the date, time and place of lift-off and landing. It is highly debatable whether Moscow, which always has kept such information secret, will put it on open record now. The United States, the FIA of- B. Shepard Jr. He said the FIA expects to receive the.supporting data within the required time. Shepard's flight was held openly, and Jacques AUez, FIA president, was a witness at Cape Canaveral. Could Claim 3 Records The Soviet Union can claim world records for duration of manned orbital flight (1 hour and 29 minutes out of 108 total minutes from lift-off to landing); altitude (110 to 180 miles); and for the greatest mass (five tons) lifted into orbit. The United States can claim records for altitude without earth orbit (115 miles) and for greatest mass lifted without earth orbit (3,000 pounds). Well, did Gagarin go, or go when he's said to have gone? Looking at all available information, including that from U.S. tracking stations, there's no doubt the flight was made, says James Webb, director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Landing Not Clarified Still doubters talk on such points as these: 1. The landing; Reports conflict whether Gagarin parachuted from his capsule, or landed inside the capsule. On Wednesday of this week he said he returned to earth in his spaceship. The landing spot is not pinpointed. In a news conference several weeks ago, Gagarin did not clarify how he landed, saying only that the parachute technique is one of many landing techniques developed, and that the landing "demonstrated the success of all systems developed for the flight." On April 24, Izvestia said he could land without leaving the cabin, or could catapult it by parachute at an altitude of 4.34 miles. 2. Some London newspapers carried stories suggesting Gagarin's flight was made several days before April 12. One, the Communist Daily Worker, said an astronaut had orbited the earth three times on April 7, and was under medical care. But Dr. Hugh Drj'den, NASA Top Job Shifts at Libby Plant AUTOMATIC DELIVERIES! Lased on the severity of the weather and your "degree-day" needs. No need to call ns — and no worry about running short. LION'S OIL 968 Center Ave. HEATING OIL DELICIOUS SUNDAY DINING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT THE CENTRAL! COMPLETE DINNERS $1.00 AND UP Including Roast Turkey, Roast Chicken and Roast Top Sirloin CENTRAL RESTAURANT 117 W. Milwaukee St, Open Daily and Sundays 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fridays to 10 p.m. deputy director, said: "We would have known if they had put up a satellite (before April 12) and they did not," Izvestia denied a report that Vladimir Ilyushin, json of the famous Soviet airplane designer, had been seriously injured in a space flight before April 12. It said he was in Hangchow, China, recovering from a serious leg injury incurred way back last June in an auto accident in Moscow, 3. Some say the Soviets would never talk about a dangerous flight while it was in progress, for fear of embarassing failure, so Gagarin must have been back when he was reported to be in flight. A counterargument is the Soviets would never gamble on being caught in a hoax which could be uncovered, especially through the U.S. tracking system, of which the Soviets are well aware. And their launches with dogs beforehand had given them confidence in recovering Gagarin. Were There Portholes 4. Gagarin said he saw a beautiful view, and gave details. But a Soviet rocket chief, A. A. Bla- gonravov, at a space meeting in Italy, said Gagarin's ship had no porthole. Later, he retracted, saying the Soviets had several types of spaceships, and he wasn't sure which had been used. In Washington when Sputnik I went up, Blagonravov made several statements about that satellite which conflicted with official Soviet reports. Gagarin said he had a porthole. Izvestia on Aprl 24 said his ship had three portholes. On this and other points, London observers commented: Some seeming contradictions may not be real, because Westerners often assume that any statement made is a final and definite Soviet version. But in the excitement, it's possible that the first Soviet accounts could contain errors, or that their scientists could misunderstand some information they were getting second-hand. 5. How could Gagarin's voice be heard all around the world, as one Moscow report said? Claim 2 Channels Used Soviet reports, say the New York Times, describe a radio-telephone system with two short- i wave channels, with at least one , of them being usable on "most" I of the orbit. And Gagarin's words at times could have been tape- recorded, for play-back when he was within range of a Soviet ground station. I U.S. officials don't question the ; flight, apparently partly through ;data gathered by a far-flung tracking system, some of whose operations are still secret. This includes a 3,000-mile-range radar in Turkey, and another and i probably improved station in the Aleutian Islands. Tracking could determine if and when a satellite, or missile, had gone up, without saying whether a man was inside. Other intelligence methods, perhaps by monitoring a spaceman's messages, or other intelligence sources not disclosed could supply the basis for the U.S. acknowledgment and the congratulations to Gagarin. Deiavan Woman Among 3 Named to College Faculty Several promotions, transfers and additions to the supervisory staff of Libby, McNeill & Libby at the local plant were announced today by S, C. Sorenson, manager, H. I. McMillin, office manager here for the past 10 years, was transferred to a similar position at the Libby plant at Blue Island, 111. He plans to move his wife and four children after the close of the school year. Albert J. Brovick, 1003 Prairie Ave,, succeeds McMillin as office manager, having served as assistant office manager since 1954. He is 1954 graduate of Milton College. Taking over assistant office manager is Wilbur Hessenauer, 1209 Jerome Ave,, a Janesville High School graduate, discharged from the U. S. Navy, Feb. 27. Heading the industrial relations department is Ralph Griffith, originally from Delaware. He and his wife are residing at 202 Jackson St. He is graduate of Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mich. The position of industrial engineer has been filled by Joseph P. Jansen. He and his wife are living at 915 E. Centerway. He is a graduate of Notre Dame. A native of Kokomo, Ind., he has held summer employment with the Libby plants in Kokomo, Rochester, Minn, ad Morton, 111., before coming to Janesville for full time employment. Norman D. Folts, Rte. 1, Darien, has been promoted from fieldman to technical services supervisor for the Libby vegetable plants in the Eastern division. He will have headquarters in Janesville although he is a member of the agricultural production department staff at Chicago, He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, holding a B. S. degree in agronomy. Walter Raitanen has been transferred from the Blue Island, III,, Eastern division research laboratory to Janesville as area supervisor, in addition to carrying on his regular work as soils specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a M. A. degree in agronomy and soils. G. Thomas Fisher, Ph.D. holds the position of entomologist with the agricultural research department. He and his family reside in Milton Junction. He is a graduate of Iowa State College and Rutgers. MILTON — Three new faculty appointments have been made at Milton College for the 1961-S2 school year, according to Presi^ dent Percy L. Dunn. James Knox Phillips will head the sociology department; Mrs, Diane Strassburger will be the new voice instructor; and Ernest Fritz Hjermstad will become an assistant professor of English. Phillips will replace Prof. William Cornell, who is retiring. Phillips presently is assistant professor of sociology at Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington, 111. Prior to that he was a research assistant at University of Wisconsin and an instructor at Eau Claire State College. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Phillips received his B. A. degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1936 and his M. A, degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin in 1938. He served as a Navy lieutenant from 1944-46. Mrs. Strassburger, Deiavan, as voice instructor, will replace the late Mrs. Vera Adams. Mrs. Strassburger is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N. Y. She has had five years of independent study in New York City and 2 '/2 years of additional work in Germany. Hjermstad is a native of Red Wing, Minn. He attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, plus Ventura Junior College, Santa Barbara College and San Francisco State College, all in California. He presently is teaching English in California. Hjermstad will establish a laboratory with newly developed reading machines designed to improve speed and comprehension in reading. He also will assist in dramatic productions and teach freshman English. JAPS LIKE JAZZ WASHINGTON-Japanese teenagers pack Tokyo night clubs that offer American jazz and hillbilly tunes, says the National Geographic. Many vocalists memorize American songs by listening to the words, though they may have no understanding of thet meaning. UW Building Plans Voted him MRS. STRASSBURGER MADISON (AP)-University of Wisconsin plans for new buildings —involving almost $15 million dollars—were acted upon by the Board of Regents Friday. Preliminary approval was voted construction of a $7 million two unit, 10-floor dormitory to house 1,134 students southeast of the campus. The unit will be financed by a federal loan and by private borrowing. The loans will be repaid by student resident fees. Faced with bids exceeding original estimates, the regents approved a reduction of building plans to save $150,000 in construction of a $3 million mathematics building. Final plans for a genetics building, to cost $1,790,000, was voted. Also approved was allocation of proceeds from the sale of University Hill Farms for new buildings at the UW's Arlington Farms north of Madison and for a new veterinary science building on the campus. Approval was given preliminary plans for an addition to children's hospital with funds provided by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. The regents announced receipt j of gifts and grants totaling $1,391,624, including $950,982 from federal agencies. A grant of $55,400 will support an academic year institute for high school teachers of science and mathematics. A grant of $641,233 over a 7- Tallman Scholars Are Chosen Page 9 * * ^ JANESVILLE DAILY GAZETrB SATURDAY, MAY IS. 1061 MILTON—Twenty-two students are being recognized as Tallman Scholars at Milton College. These scholarships are awarded to Milton students by the Tallman Trust Fund administered by the First National Bank of Janesville. The trust was established by the late Georg#K. Tallman. Local area students are eligible for these special scholarships which are given annually during the second semester of the college year. The Tallman Scholars for 1961 and their home towns are listed by classes below: Freshmen: Norma Attlesey and Nancy Schueler, both of Janesville; Patience Bachay, Edgerton and William Diedrich, Milton Junction. Sophomores: Manuel Rosal- Machado, Milton (a student from Venezuela); Judy Richardson, Milton Junction; Michael Ring, Mad ison and Robert Burdick, Wauwatosa. Juniors: Roger Fenrick and Jerry Peterson, both of Janesville; Josephine Burgdorff and John Levihn, both of Beloit and Andrew McGray, Milton Junction. 10 More House Permits Issued Ten permits for new house.i were among the 20 issued this week by the city building in.speo- tor's office. The dwelling permits raised tha total so far thii» year to 73, 29 less than a year ago at this time. The 10 were issued for these locations and builders: 409 Apacho Drive, N. W., Duesterbeck; 1920 S. OakhiU Ave., Elmer Floen; 1723 N. Concord Drive, Frei Bros.; Bros,; 1641 S, OakhiU Ave., B & A Homes; 918 Harmony Drive, Arthur Bryant; 1020 Harmony Circle, Otto Blumreich; 1353 S. Terrace St., Lawrence Frisque; 2421 Hyacinth Ave., Ben Jewell; 1420 Oakland Ave,, Herbert Muir, 2016 Sunnyside St., Richard O'Leary. Permits for alterations to houses were granted to George Geffs. 711 E. Milwaukee St., Robert Egan, 511 Orchard St. and Wallace McRoberts, 772 S. Fremont St, Garages will be built at thesa locations: 208 N, Oakhill Ave., William Watson; 334 N. Walnut St., V, H. McQuille; 1245 Beloit Ave,, ^Mrs. Aileen Westlund; 1315 Laruel Seniors: Dan Berry, William Kakuske and Linda Persson, all of Janesville; Dwayne Hanon, John Locke and Kenneth Weeden, all of Milton; Larry Landerholm, Milton Junction; Peter Hackelt, Jefferson and Robert Colwell, Stoughton. The formal presentation will be made by John Lovejoy, Janes- Ave,, Loren Clark. A permit for a garage addition went to Fred Baehler, 1718 Peterson Ave, year period for support of a re-lyiHe, trust officer of the fund, at search center in medical genetics | the honors convocation in the col- JAMES PHILUPS Less than one-sixth of the area of the Sahara is sand. The rest is mostly rocks. Graduation at Clinton May 25; Speaker Chosen CLINTON-The Rev, Eldon Underdahl, Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church, will deliver the high school baccalaureate address at 8 p.m. May 21. Burton W. Kreitlow, professor of agriculture and education of the University of Wisconsin, will be the commencement speaker. Graduation will be held at 8 p.m. May 25. Plan Booster Days The Clinton Booster Days committee met Tuesday night to work out plans for the celebration June 22-25. Plans for evening entertainment were discussed. These include a band concert June 22 and a talent a tractor pulling contest at 10 a.m. and a parade at 2 p.m. A carnival will be held every evening and Saturday afternoon and night in the business district. Music Awards Given Those who won first place honors in the solo and ensemble contest at Madison received awards from the instructor, Ray Artz, as follows: Class C-Jean Ball, Bill Reich, Jennifer Mutchler, K a t hleen Lang, Paulette Swedberg, Donald Larson, Karren Swedberg, Lois Van Egmond, Ellen Christiansen, Beverly Grenawalt and Joyce Wentelend. Class B—Carol Kiekhafer, Jennifer Mutchler, and Karen Swedberg. Class A — Charlotte Johnson, Kay Westefberg, Carol Carlson, Karen Swedberg and Sandra Mutchler. Program for Mothers The Brownies will honor their mothers with a program at 7:30 came from the National Institutes of Health, The board also accepted four memorial gifts, including funds for research in pharmacy and medicine, and approved seven contracts totaling $414,756 for additional research. lege auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22. RIVERS DISAPPEAR WASHINGTON-Rivers in Australia sometimes vanish. Rowing into dry areas on the western slopes of the continent, they grow smaller and finally disappear, the National Geographic Society says. To the east the rivers tumble through the coastal plain and into the Pacific. EXPERT... 2-Day BJoodmobiJe Visit Set at Geneva LAKE GENEVA-New donors for the Red Cross bloodmobile are being sought by Mrs. Bruce; Arnold for the visit of the unit j here May 31-June 1. j Mrs. Arnold, blood program chairman, said the quota will bej 274 pints. She said appointments; may be made with her or Mrs. I Richard White. Persons who have never donated blood before are being invited to the bloodmobile. The unit will be at Horticultural' Hall from 1 to 6 p.m. each day,' ERNEST HJERMSTAD Belken Divorce Case Faces Court Dispute A divorce action of Jennie E. Belken, 812 Benton Ave,, vs. Hubert F, Belken was entered with Court Clerk Harold V, Schmidley here Friday, but a question was raised as to whether it is properiy on file. An order to show cause has been set for hearing Monday p.m, Friday, May 19, at the Pres-'as to why the proceedings should show June 23, On Saturday, June byterian Church. All mothers of not be dismissed for failure to 24, plans are in the making for Brownies are invited to attend, ' comply with filing requirements. HRINTINC !^E10PING by REX PHOTO At Your Favorite Drug Store SAVE TWICE AT GRANTS ... LOW PRICES PLUS GREEN STAMPS OPEN- Day Sunday SUPER VALU We Reserve the Right to Limit Quantities Oscar Mayer's Chunk BOLOGNA ....lb, oiLbioND STAMPS WITH EACH IOC PlJRCHASif FOLGER'S, HILLS BROS. OR Butter-Nut Coffee $|29 2 lb . can Dean's Country Charm MILK... Gallon Plus Deposit Fancy Red Ripe Donh Be Caught Short on protection for your Furs and Woolens Don't take chances with your furs and woolens. Call or come in today for complete information on our cold storage service. 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