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"TT rrfr Skylab II Alan Bean: Space veteran New York Times Service New York, N.Y. Navy Capt. Alan Lavern Bean,' 41, made his last previous flight in space aboard Apollo 12 in November 1969. It was a dramatic, 10-day trip to and from the moon's Ocean of Storms to gather Information about the, early history of another planet. Now, as commander of the second Skylab crew, Bean is spending 59 rather straightforward days orbiting the earth to promote knowledge about conditions on his home planet. As Bean travels from 50 degrees north of the equator to 50 degrees south on each r e v o 1 u t i o n, he is passing over most of the spots he visited during a good-will 'tour after Apollo 12. On that trip, Bean was able to sample many ways of preparing spaghetti, a dish he began to like back in college when he had little money to spend on fancier food. He has collected hundreds of spaghetti recipes, and a modification of his favorite one is aboard Skylab so he can have a spaghetti meal every fifth day. To the quietly confident, bright-eyed and cheerful Bean, the changed conditions of Skylab require "self-discipline." .He told reporters recently that Skylab astronauts had a lot of "repetitive" work to do. "A lot of it is boring is not the word for it but riot as exciting as some other- things to do," he said. "To operate properly up there, you're going to have to keep the scientific attitude,", he added. "You're not only going to have to do the job, but you're going to have to be thinking at the moment how to do it better." Bean already, has a major scientific achievement to his credit placing the first permanent scientific observatory on the moon during the 32-hour Apollo 12 stay. It is still operating and giving impof tant seismological, dues about the moon's interior make-up. Setting up the station with Bean was his com-m a n d e r, Navy Capt. Charles Conrad Jr., who commanded the first Sky- Owen Garriott: New York Times Service New York, N.Y. The oldest and thinnest member of the second crew of Skylab astronauts Is the 140-pound Dr. Owen K. Garriott, 42, who ran four miles several days a week in training for his 59-day mission in space. All three of his sons are runners: Randall, 18, who is to enter the University of Texas in September; Robert,' 16; and Richard, 12. Also a runner is Gar-riott's daughter, Linda, who will turn 7 on Sept. 7, while her father is still in space. Garriott's wife, the former Helen Mary Walker, com-m en ted laughingly, Td rather swim. Everybody's running except me and I'm about to start." All the running points to a key concern of Garriott and his two Skylab colleagues. When the first three Skylab astronauts set foot on the recovery carrier June 22 after 28 days in the. weightless environment of space, they felt wobbly despite a demanding program of daily rides on an exercycle. It took them several days to recover their prcflight capacity for exercise and to readjust to the pull of earth's gravity. The prescript i o n for the next crew: more exercise. Garriott has been interested In electrical engineering since his boyhood In Enid, Okla. Born Nov. 22, , 1930, the mustached scientist-pilot worked for a bam radio operator's license as a teen-ager. His father worked for his license at crew: Good guys facing to-' . r '!3 ifiWTOww1" 1 Wf CiM... A ' . "f tmi Ti 'I'M rtliiiiffiWillli il SI . lrum 1 . SmMmtMxir rmmmmm iiiinr NASA Photo Astronauts Owen K. Garriott, left; Jack R. Lousma, center, and Alan L Bean in Skylab 2's command ship. lab crew on its 28-day mission aboard the orbiting laboratory from May 25 to June 22. Conrad is the man who recruited Bean for the astronaut corps. They were to-gether at the Navy's school for test pilots at Patuxent River, Md. Bean turned down an invitation to join the Navy's aerobat-' ic pilot team, the Blue Angels, to become an astronaut in October 1963. Bean was born in Wheeler, Texas, March 15, 1932. He was the older of two children of Mr, and Mrs. Arnold H. Bean, who have long lived in Forth Worth, Texas. Very early, his mother has reported, he began showing the drive that made him a pilot. She said, "He was always climbing to the top of some tree and testing the strength of its limbs. He always liked to be up high when he was little, and to go fast." So at age 17, he brought home 4he Navy Reserve application papers that would open a flying career. His mother would not sign them, but his father did. In his senior year at the University of Texas, he married Sue Ragsdale of Dallas. In December 1955, a few months after gradu- Oldest of crew the same time and until the last two years, when crew duties wiped out most of the younger Garriott's leisure interests, father and son called each other frequently on their ham sets. Graduated from Enid High School in 1948 and the University of Oklahoma in 1953. Garriott served as a Navv electronics officer "aboard destroyers before beginning graduate work in electrical engineering at Stanford University. He received a master's degree in 1957 and a doctorate in 1960. Garriott then spent a year onaNational Science Foundation fellowship at Cambridge University and the radio research station at Slouch, not far from London. He returned to Stanford as an associate professor of physics before becom-inn one of six scientists Hir.sen as astronauts in 1965. He had already qunl ificdasapilot. After his selection, Gar riott spent 53 weeks in jet pilot training. By this year he had put in 1,600 hours of flying, 1,200 of them in jets. 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' ct 2115No.5nel.tng TlMK..Wl!d,Snt. ft TAKE BACK now 10, was born a few months before Bean was selected as an astronaut. cm qeto mssm m qd Y& I 3 I jVN no-waxvinyi fVli 'k: CARPET TILE Fl00R TllE , V- . V Dense, velvety olefin fibers -"' Lustrous marble chip . J LffA give Jong wear for a low y design lasts a lifeimel-"' V ' fci ' "V cost! Vivid colors! 12x12 in. C ' ' 'y Never, never needs wax- -X' ROBBINSDALE 4121 lakeland Ave. N. (Hwy. 52) Acrou From Robin Center Phone 535-3065 MAPLEWOOD 1715VonDykeSl. Across From Shoppers City Phone 770-2935 a tough challenge Jack Lousma: Marine first New York Times Service New York, N.Y. Marine Maj. Jack Robert Lousma, now 37 years old, was at the "capsule com-m u n I c a t o r" console in Mission Control at Houston when he heard Navy Capt. James Lovell Jr., commander of the Apollo 13 flight, say that his craft was venting gas into space. The gas was oxygen and Apollo 13 had suffered an explosion 200,000 miles from earth. For more than an hour that night of April 13, 1970, Lousma, as the astronaut who communicated with the men in space, pressed the flight director, Eugene Kranz, for an explanation of the difficulties so he could send more specific guidance to Lovell and his two crewmates. In the hours after that, as Lousma continued to talk with the beleaguered astronauts, the men in Mission Control found out the seriousness of the accident. The astronauts entered their lunar module "lifeboat" and altered their course to begin a long journey home to earth. Lousma's wife, the former ROSEVILLE 2115 No. Snelling Phone 633-4876 WEST ST. PAUL 1399 S. Robert St. Phone 227-8758 Minneapolis Tribune Gratia Kay Smelzer of Ann Arbor, Mich., recalled, "He never had a doubt In the world they would come home. It was nerve-racking all the same. It was a nightmare, one you don't soon forget. The one good point was that the world stopped and became concerned about one thing." Mrs. Lousma was the class homecoming queen at Ann Arbor High School, where she and her future husband were members of the same graduating class. Lousma (the first syllable rhymes with "cows") was born Feb. 29, 1936, in Grand Rapids, Mich., one of five children of Jacob Louwsma, who moved to Ann Arbor in 1944 as a University of M i c h i g a n power plant employee. Lowsma dropped the "w" on his son's birth certificate to make it easier to spell. Now retired and widowed, Louwsma lives in Jackson, Mich. At the University of Michigan, Lousma switched from business to aeronatu-ical engineering, and lettered in football in his sophomore year before being sidelined by an elbow injury. The same year he married. Mon.-Thurs.-Fri. 8 A.M. to 9 P.M. Tues.-Wed.-Sat. 8 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (Maplewood, Roseville and Columbia Heights) (Open Tues. and Wed. til 9 ?M) SUNDAY 11 A.M.to5P.M. ,w - IK. SillUlilf J 11 B Sun., Aug. 5,1973 After graduating in 1959 he entered the Marine Corps Reserve and won his wings as a pilot in 1960. He describes himself as "a Marine first and an astronaut second." The Lousmas have three children, Timothy, 9; Matthew, 7; and Mary, who will be 5 on Sept. 22, just three days before father is scheduled to return to earth. The family lives "in the country" on two acres in the Texas community of Friendswood, eight miles from the Johnson Space Center southeast of Houston. An avid hunter and golfer, Lousma was one of 19 as-tronauts selected from among 351 applicants in April 1966. Among Lousma's many astronaut duties was membership in the support crews of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital test of the lunar landing module, the Apollo 10 lunar-orbit mission and Apollo 13. In May it was announced that Lousma would serve on the backup crew for the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission of American and Russian spacecraft. He has already taken some Russian spacecraft. goods WITH COLOR TILE'S FREE INSTRUCTIONS TAKE BACK UNUSED TILE FOR A FULL CASH REFUND! WEIGHT watchers; V Pi Jan Schonwetter nrfpr & Director Weight Watrhrrunt ' the Lpper Midwett Dear Jam I want you to know what a great program Weight Watchers has. My daughter lost her boby fat with you. She was 15 and 40 pounds overweight. Now she's 18 ond has o terrific figure. Perhaps others need to know that weight loss can be achieved no matter what the age. U.K. Dear G.R.i Many teenagers ore succeeding on our program to lose unwanted pounds and gain self confidence. It is marvelous to know that obesi ty can be stopped by learning the right eating habits ond that there is hope for teenagers, lor men and women and even senior citizens. Congratulations to you ond your lovely doughter. Dear Jam ' ' I am a member of Weight Watchers who hos lost 34 pounds to date and find it aggravating when people insist I eat. Do you have a good statement to slop their urging? Dear E.J.i ' i , . I have found that the momenl we admit that we are dieting, people want to feed us. The stated ment that u best received is simply stating, "1 am a member of Weight Watchers and I need your help to stay within the guidelines of our program." This plea for help is usually accepted. r , Further, I would like to recom mend that hostesses keep in their home fresh fruit and diet pop for the person who is trying to keep their figure in check. Jan's Recipe CHOCOLATE ICED BREAD 2 tsp. diet margarine 1 T. non-fat dry milk ' pkg. artificial sweetener 2-3 drops chocolate extract 2-3 drops vanilla extract Mix thoroughly and spread . on 1 slice toast. For Additional FREE RECIPES Write Jan Schonwetter 1500 Lilac Drive South . ' Minneapolis 55416 SUCCESS STORY CAROL MARTIN Forest Lake, Minnesota Today last' September, Carol Martin visited Weight Watchers Open House in Forest Lake. She had heard a lot about Weight Watchers from her friend but said, "If I hadn't been able to visit for myself and bring my husband along, I don't think I would be 59 lbs. slimmer today. I really wanted my. husband to understand what I was trying to do ond to understand some of the problems involved. The Open House provided the information we both wanted." Carol is delighted to be able to shop for small sired clothes. "I've never been this small, even in high school. It's strange to hear my family worry about me being too thin! I am astonished when people who've known me don't recognize " Tnrol reached her ooat I weight last March and is using Weight Watchers Maintenance Plan to keep t.-r weight off. "I couldn't have aoiie it without the support of my lecturer, Sharon Brown, my class, ond my hus band." Carol is determined! to use her lifetime Membership monthly to insure her continued success. I con t relieve n s reci" me. last month I attended a lunch eon. A aol there looked ot me ond said, "Oh, you must be one of those skinny people who never have to worry about weight.' It was unreal. I never thought I would ever hear someone say I something like that about me. Carol, 59 V lbs. ago Call 546-3546 I in. . - in WEIGHT WATCHERS.

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