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3 d h Profiles New Astronauts, 9 Hottest Jet Pilots in the U. S., Have Been Training a Year THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, TUESDAY MOItNK.'C. Z'M TJMBE 1C. 1CG2 $ tt H .T h i? vfiTl i FY f ... tliniln, .,! ,, fcff. irrrnr(lm... 1 t- - 8L . J . . Neil A. Armstrong born Aug. 5, 1930, in Wapako-ncta, 0. He was a civilian test pilot with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., where he is pilot on X-13 rocket plane program. He received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1355. He is five feet 11 inches tall, weighs 163 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Armstrong of Wapakoneta, is married to the former Janet Elizabeth Shcaron of Chicago, and has one son, Eric, 5. Armstrong has 2400 hours flying time, including 900 in jet aircraft. Frank Borman Born March 14, 1928, at Gary, Ind. A graduate of U. S. Military Academy at West Point in 1930, Borman received master of science degree from California Institute of Technology in 1937. An Air Force major, his last assignment was instructor in the Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base. He is five feet 10 inches tall, weighs 163 pounds, has blond hair and blue eyes. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Borman, live in Phoenix, Ariz. He is married to the former Susan Bugby of Verona, N. J. Two sons, Frederick, 11, and Edwin, 9. Borman has accumulated 3600 hours flying time in jets. - 2 Charles Conrad, Jr. Born June 2. 1930, in Philadelphia. He graduated from Princeton University in 1933 with bachelor of science degree in engineering. He is five feet six and one-half inches tall, weighs 138 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes. He is a Navy lieutenant, and his last assignment was as safety officer for Fighter Squadron 142. His father, Charles Conrad, lives in Sarasota, Fla. His mother, Mrs. Frances V. Sargent, lives in Hav-erford, Pa. He is married to the former Jane Dubose of San Antonio, Tex. They have four sons, Pete, 8; Thomas, 5; Andrew, 3; Christopher, 2. Conrad has flown more than 2800 hours, including 1500 hours in jet aircraft. James A. Lovell, Jr. 'Born March 23, 1928, in Cleveland, 0. Graduated from U. S. Naval Academy in 1932. He has blue eyes and blond hair, is five feet 11 inches tall, and weighs 165 pounds. He is a Navy lieutenant commander and his last assignment was as flight instructor and safety officer at the Naval Air Station at Oceana, Va. His mother, Mrs. Blanche Lovell, lives in Edgewatej Beach, Fla. Lovell is married to the former Marilyn Lillie Gerlach of Milwaukee, Wis, They have three children, Barbara Lynn, 9; James Arthur, 7, and Susan Kay, 4. He has 2300 hours flying time, including 1600 hours in jets. James A. McDivitt Born June 10, 1929, in Chicago, III. He received bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1959. He is an Air Force captain, and his last assignment was as experimental flight test officer at Edwards Air Force Base. He has brown hair and blue eyes, is five feet 11 inches tall, and weighs 155 pounds. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McDivitt, live in Jackson, Mich. He is married to the former Patricia Ann Haas of Cleveland, O. Three children are Michael A., 5; Ann Lynn, 4; Patric W., 2. McDivitt has logged 2300 hours flying time, including 2000 hours in jets. Elliot M. See, Jr.-Born July 23, 1927, in Dallas, Tex. Received bachelor of science degree from U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1919 and master of science degree from U.C.L.A. in 1962. He is a civilian experimental test pilot for General Electric Co. He is five feet eight inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elliot M. See, reside in Dallas. He is married to the former Marilyn Jane Denahy of Georgetown, Ky. They have two daughters, Sally, 6, and Carolyn, 5. He has logged more than 3200 hours flying time, including 2300 hours in jet aircraft. Thomas P. Stafford Born Sept. 17, 1930, in Weatherford, Okla. A graduate from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1952, Stafford is now an Air Force cap-lain. His last assignment was chief of the Performance Branch, Experimental Test Pilot Division, Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base. He has black hair and blue eyes, is six feet tall and weighs 170 pounds. His mother, Mrs. Mary Ellen Crabtree, lives at Weatherford. He is married to the former Faye Laverne Shoemaker of Weatherford, and has two daughters, Dianne, 8, and Karen, 5. He has logged more than 3500 hours flying time, including 2500 hours in jets. Edward II. White II, 32, an Air Force captain was born in San Antonio, Tex. He was graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree and received a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1959. His last assignment was as an experimental test pilot at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is five feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 176 pounds and has auburn hair and brown eyes. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. White of St. Petersburg, Fla. He and his wife, the former Patricia Eileen Finegan of Washington, I). C, have two children, Edward 9, and Bonnie Lynn, 6. He has 2900 hours flying time, including 1700 in jets. John W. Young, 32, was born in San Francisco, Calif. He is a Navy lieutenant commander who stands 3 feet, nine inches tall and weighs 163 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes. He was graduated from Georgia Tech in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering. His last assignment was as maintenance officer for Fighter Squadron 53 at the Naval Air Station, Mira-mar, Calif. His father, William Young, lives in Orlando, Fla. His wife is the former Barbara Vincent White, Savannah, Ga. They have two children, Sandra, 5, and John, 3. He has 2300 hours flying, 1600 In jets. 9 New Astronauts Named; Phila. Flier on Moon Team By MAX B. SKELTOX Continued from First Page civilian and a test pilot with NASA. Elliott M. See, Jr., 35, a native of Dallas, Tex., who was graduated from the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is a test flight engineer and an experi mental test pilot for General Electric Co. Navy Lt. Cmdr. James A. Lov ell, Jr., 34, of Cleveland. He is an Annapolis graduate and lately w as a test pilot for the Navy. Navy Lt. Cmdr. John W. Young, 32, of San Francisco, who joined the Navy after graduation from Georgia Tech. His last assignment was program manager and test pilot for the F-4H plane. PROJECT SWITCH SET The stepped-up program comes at a time when the center is preparing to switch from the one-man Project Mercury orbits of the earth to Project Gemini which will put two men into a two-week orbit in a single cap sule. Genmi is the forerunner of a trip to the moon, already named Project Apollo. Center officials say only one or two more Mercury trips are necessary before the first Gem ini shot. Walter M. Schirra is scheduled to make a six-orbit Mercury trip Sept. 28. The seven original astronauts moved to -Houston in early July as NASA began construction of the spacecraft center, which President Kennedy said last Tuesday will cost $200 million. 2 CIVILIANS IN GROUP The present lineup of astro nauts includes one Marine, two civilians, six from the Navy and seven from the Air Force. The average age of the new astronauts is 32.5 years, while the original seven averaged 34.5 at the time of their selection in 1959. Gilruth said the nine, all test pilots, were the pick of 253 volun tcers from among military and civilian applicants. Medical and other examina tions weeded out all but 31. During July and August, the 31 were given still more intense tests to find the final nine. BASIC STANDARDS The five basic qualifications listed by Gilruth were:, 1. Experience as a jet test pilot and preferably still en gaged in flying high-perform ance aircraft. 2. Experimental flight test abilities attained through mili tary service, the aircraft indus tries or NASA, or graduation from a military test pilot school. 3. A degree in physical or bi ological sciences or engineer ing. 4. U. S. citizenship, age less than 35 at the time of selection and height of six feet or less 5. Recommendation from the Individual's organization. Gilruth did not say exactly how much training the new men will require before they fly in space He said this would depend on continuing physical and techni cal performance of the nine and on flight schedules. "The new flight test personnel will, however, have an important role in the manned spacecraft program in addition to any flight participation," Gilruth said. The pioneer astronaut team members acted in various important capacities while one of their number was in orbit. Gilruth said, "This role will in clude contributions to the engin eering designs, to the development of future spacecraft, to the monitoring of flights and to the development of advanced flight simulators." The new astronauts have averaged 2800 hours of flight time each, largely in jets. The ongina seven averaged more than 3500 hours of flight time, but only 1700 hours in jets compared with the 1900 average for the new comers. Average age of the first seven now is 38. John H. Glenn, Jr., first American to orbit the earth, lis 41, eldest of his group. Danger Is His Calling, Conrad's Mother Says The mother of Charles Conrad, Jr., one of nine newly chosen astronauts, acknowledged Monday that her son had been given a dangerous assignment but she added, "That's what he wants to do." I i m Mrs. J. Weir Sargent was in- L terviewed in her home at 104 Sunset lane, Haverford. The astro naut is stationed at a Navy base near San Diego, Calif., but lists the Haverford home as his ad dress. This couldn t be any more dangerous than his present as signment, Mn. Sargent ob served. Conrad, a Navy" lieu tenant, flies missile-carrying air craft. Conrad's father, a retired in vestment banker, lives in Sara sota, Fla. The parents were di vorced. The mother later mar ried Sargent, an insurance execu live. In Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Conrad's wife Jane, said she is "thrilled'' her husband has been selected for the space program. Mrs. Conrad said she learned last Thursday that her husband was to be an astronaut and kept the news from their four chil dren until Monday night "because they told us to keep it secret," "I knew if I told the kids they'd spread it all over the neighbor hood." she said. "They went off to school with it today." Asked if she was worried about her husband making a space flight, Mrs. Conrad replied, "I'm just so pleased I don't let myself think about the scary part." ry A 92 tip. LI Democratic Nod Kennedy 'Secret Wedding' Jo Morgenthau Expected inN.Y. Rumor Called Groundless MRS. J. WEIR SARGENT Mrs. Sargent said Charles, Jr was born June 2, 1930, at Penn sylvania Hospital. He was edu cated at the Haverford School and at the Darrow School, in New Lebanon, N. Y. In the fall of 1D49, he entered Princeton University and in June, 1953, received the degree of bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering. Almost simultaneously, he married the former Jane Dubose and entered the Navy as an ensign. The couple have four sons. Mrs. Sargent said her son Is five feet, six inches tall, weighs 138 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes. He plays golf, she said, "but flying is his first love." if -it t &: :v , "" " ' v." V r' - f y, ?i n - - J i t f ? s 111' ' ' ' K w ' 'if' t"" SYRACUSE, N. Y., Sept. 18 (Tuesday) (AP). Robert M Morgenthau, a soft-spoken law yer from New York City, had virtual assurance of the Demo cratic nomination for Governor early Tuesday, but loud and long rank-and-file demonstrations of opposition delayed balloting at the party's State convention. Morgenthau, who resigned as a U. S. Attorney to seek the nom ination, had the pledges of a majority of the three big New York City delegations. CLAIMS 'GOOD CHANCE' At a news conference in ad vance of the drawn-out conven tion session, he told newsmen he thought he had a "very good'1 chance to beat Republican Gov Nelson A. Rockefeller in the No vember election. Morgenthau also.said he would ask President Kenendy to cam paign for him. Among the big New York City blocs that swung to him Tuesday was that of Rep. Charles A. Buck ley of the Bronx, who promised 106 of his delegation's 110 votes. Manhattan then pledged him 85 of its 118 votes. Brooklyn followed with all its 185. OTHERS NOMINATED Besides Morgenthau, those placed in nomination were Queens District Attorney Frank D. O'Connor, Rep. Samuel S. Stratton of Schenectady, indus trialist Howard Samuels of; Canandaigua', former National Chairman James A. Farley and Abraham Beame, New York City Controller. The choice appeared to repre sent at least a temporary truce between Buckley and Mayor Robert F. Wagner, of New York Cilv. But Buckley would not confirm that and said he had not talked with Wagner. Wagner, who declared support for Mor genthau last week, has been odds with Buckley and opposed his nomination to run this No vember for a new term in Con gress. Mr. Kennedy backed Buckley, however, and the latter was renominated in the primary earlier this month. Meanwhile, in Buffalo, the Re publicans prepared to open their convention Tuesday and renomi nate Rockefeller Wednesday night. The Republican slate was well-planned, and no surprises were on tap. WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (AP). A whisper campaign that Pres ident Kennedy once secretly married a divorcee was branded baseless by two publications Monday. Newsweek Magazine exploded the long-circulated rumor in an article to be printed in this week's edition. The Washington Post, which owns Newsweek, printed the article earlier. Both publications labeled the rumor. groundless. The rumor the alleged "evidence" for which is an unsupported passage in a genealogy book has been current more than a year. The White House declined comment Monday, as it has in the past. To citizens who write the White House about the rumor, this reply goes cut: "The President has been married only once to his wife Jac queline Kennedy." NO EVIDENCE FOUND The A s s o c i a ted Press and other news organizations have checked many sources over the months and never found substantiation for the report of an early marriage. The rumor stems from a pas sage in a privately printed fam ily history, "The Blauvelt Family Genealogy," written by a mem ber of the family's 10th genera tion, Louis L. Blauvelt. He died at 82, two years after the book was published in 1957. The Blauvells came to this I'PI Telephoto Mrs. Margery Petretta, teacher at Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., school, shows sons of new astronaut, Charles Conrad, Jr., how their dad would orbit earth. The children of the Philadelphia-born spaceman are Peter (left), 8, and his brother, Thomas, 5. Ted-Ed Race Ends; Record Vote Expected BOSTON, Sept. 17 (AP). Massachusetts' two-way sena torial campaign roared Monday night toward a primary vote explosion that could pit the famous Kennedy-Lode names against each other in Novem country from Holland in 1638. In tracking their descendants, one entry in the book under the 11th generation says: "Durie, (Kerr), Malcom, (Isa bel O. Cooper). We have no birth date. She was born Kerr, but took the name of her stepfather. She first married Firmin Des-loge, IV. They were divorced. Durie then married F. John Bers- bach. They were divorced, and she married, third, John F. Ken nedy, sen of Joseph P. Kennedy, one time Ambassador to tng- land. There were no children of the second or third marriages." DAUGHTER NOTED The genealogy adds that a daughter was born to the mar riage to Deslcge. Newsweek said that in Blau- velt's records, now in the cus tody of his d a u g h t r, Mrs William K. Smith, of East Orange,, N. J., there is no sub stantiation for the Kennedy mar riage reference in the genealogy. "Under the entry for the al leged marriage to 'John F. Ken nedy' there is only an old clip ping from a Miami gossip column, reporting Miss Malcolm and young Jack Kennedy had been seen in a restaurant right after World War II. "One Blauvelt in-law described the entry to Newsweek as 'just one colossal mistake.' He said: "It was likely that the old man formed the idea in his head, see ing that clipping, and the family Green's Tax Bill Would Aid State Inquirer Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Sept. 17,-The House passed and sent to the Senate on Monday a bill by Rep. William J. Green (D., Pa.) to re-! quire State liquor control agen-i cies to purchase only one Federal retail tax stamp, regardless of the number of retail outlets they operate. For Pennsylvania, the bill would mean an annual saving of at least $36,450, Green's office said. There presently are 675 Slate liquor stores in the Commonweallh, and each is required to have a $54 Federal tax stamp. Sixteen other Slates regulate retail liquor sales. These would he saved an estimated $88,550 if ocrats the bill is passed. ber. With opponents conceding noth ing in advance of Tuesday's expected record-breaking balloting, Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, youngest brother of the Presi dent, and George Cabot Lodge, son of a former senator and am bassador and great-grandson of a senator, were credited with a fragile edge in separate contests But Edward J. McCormack, Jr., nephew of House Speaker John W. McCormack, was mak ing it a horse race with young Kennedy for the Democratic nomination to fill out the unex pired two years of President Ken nedy's vacated Senate term CURTIS 'COMING ON' And in the free-swinging Republican primary, advocates claimed that Rep. Laurence Cur tis was coming on with a rush that might dump Lodge. The weatherman complicated predictions that more than one million voters will go to the 1988 polling places. He forecast morn ing rains, with possible clearing skies later in the day. In good weather or bad, how pver President ts.enneny ann Speaker McCormack were expected to contribute personally to swelling the total above the record 994,304 ballots cast in the 1938 primaries. WOO INDEPENDENTS Registered independents, who can vote in either primary, were wooed vigorously by all candi dates concerned as their stren uous campaigning came to a close. There are 1,200,000 independents in this swing State, compar ed with 900,000 registered Denv nd 600,000 Republicans stood the bearer of another fa mous name, Harvard professor H. Stuart Hughes. He is a grand son of the late Chief Justice Lnaries fcvans Hughes, lie is running as an independent in the general election. hadn't had anyone that famous for a long time." Mrs. Smith's husband, Wil-iam, informed the Associated Press that there is only one nota tion concerning a Kennedy marriage in the records of Louis Blauvelt. Smith described this as a typed index card containing substan tially the same entry as the book itself. On the bottom of the card, Smith said, is a date apparently referring to a letter received by the author which contained information concerning the mar riage entry. Smith added, however, that there is no such letter in the files. Smith said that a year ago; at the request of Whilte House press secretary Pierre Salinger, he sent Salinger a letter attesting to the complete absence of any orig inal source material to back up the "Kennedy marriage" entry. Smith said his father-in-law kept careful records, though he made some mistakes. INFORMAL METHODS Raymond D. Blauvelt, of Ridge- field Park, N. J., a former secre tary of the Blauvelt Family As sociation, said Louis Blauvelt had rather informal research meth ods, kept much information in his head or on bits of paper, and often relied on hearsay passed from one family member to another. ISewswcck said there were other errors in the paragraph in question: Miss Malcolm's maid-' en name was not spelled Malcom as in the book; and she first married Bcrbach, then Desloge, not vice versa. Newsweek said "hate groups" and others keep circulating the false marriage story, thus put ting the President "into a position where he is damned if he denies the story and damned if he doesn't." Miss Malcolm's present hus band is socialite Thomas Shevlin, of Palm Beach and Newport, to whom she was married in 1947 She was not available for comment Monday but Newsweek said she had previously denied the "Kennedy marriage" story pri vatclv. U. S. Resurrects Red and Green Routes for Road f yrl .-.. ism Mir .tyj&s Ntw esY r. yws' n, -J DtlAWAZC I Aloof from all of, this conflict Map shows the three proposed routes of the mid-county expressway through Delaware and Montgomery counties. The Federal Government is studying the alternates as well as the Mue Route, which was recommended officially by Gov. David L. Lawrence. By SAUL KOHLER Continued from First Page analyze the traffic on all three corridors, and we expect the answers in a couple of months." In opposing the Blue Route, officials of Swarthmore College said it would suffer most as a result. The Blue Route would bisect the college campus, but Martin said the highway would go through the college parking lot and not any of the buildings. COMMENT DECLINED Since he sent the recommenda tiontogether with transcript of two hearings on the route to Washingon, Martin has declined to comment on the status of the proposed expressway, which would become part of the interstate highway system. "It is in the hands of the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads, and there it must remain until they make some determination," he said. "The Department of Highways and the Governor have transmitted our recommendations for their consideration and it is theirs to decide." There had been reports recently that the Blue Route was "dead," but Stinson said this is not s o. He declearcd that al though the controversial route is . not alone in consideration, it is one of the routes being studied. SUARTiniORE S VIEWS Opposition to the Blue Route has been led by Swarthmore Col lege officials because, although the six-lane hichwav will not mean the demolition of any buildings on the campus, it would come within 1200 feet of Wharton. Hall, a men's dormitory building. An alternate route, throug'j Nether Providence township, also was opposed by the college. This route runs west of the Blue Route, an easterly route also had been under consideration. Among the reasons for indorse ing the Blue Route, Martin listed those: It has been approved by the commissioners of Montgomery and Delaware rounly, and by various chambers of commerce. Its selection would mean the displacement of the fewest number of homes. It was approved unanimously by the staff of the State De-partment of Highways. It is in line with recommendations of the Penn Jersey Transportation Survey. Seldom, if ever, has a highway project generated such interest and such heated controversy as the Mid County Expressway. Last, Dec. 7. throngs crowded into the Marple-Newtown High School in Broomall, Delaware county, to hear and be heard. The public hearings lasted all night. The following night, there was a repeat performance for Mont-gomry county residents at Ply-mouth-Whitemarsh High School. YThere, however, the hearings were quieter and duln t last nearly as long. Franco Is Granddad MADRID, Spain, Sept. 17 (AIM Carmen Franco, Marchioness of Yillavcrde and only daughter of Gen. Francisco Franco, gave birth to a girl at Kl Pardo Palace Sunday night, doctors announced Monday. The girl is the fourth daughter of the Marchioness and her husband. They also have two sons.

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