The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 21, 1966 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 21, 1966
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ftgt Fourteen -Blythevffle (Art.) ftmrw Km - ffinnilty, July *.J Splashdown at 3:07 P.M. Gemini Streaks Back with Records Michael Collins By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — One of man's most exciting and significant space adventures reaches a blazing climax late today when the Gemini 10 astronauts make a meteoric dive back through the atmosphere, bringing home a bundle of.records. Command pilot John W. Young, a Navy Commander, arid space-walker Michael Collins, and Air *'orce major, planned to trigger the retrorockets on their fuel-short spacecraft at 3:31 p.m. EST to start a fiery descent. The landing in the Atlantic about 550 miles east southeast of Cape Kennedy was timed for 4:07 p.m. A recovery force of ships and planes headed by the helicopter aircraft carrier Guadalcanal was stationed in the planned landing zone, where weather conditions were reported good. Until the re-entry, the astronauts were to drift through space, conserving their precious remaining fuel and conducting whatever photographic and scientific experiments they could. 'They were ready to come home after three days aloft. In that period they had had the Dogs Are Sacrificed For GIs By MARK LONGCRIER Fayetteville Obs e rver Military Writer FT. BRAFF, N.C. (AP) Under anaesthetic, a dog is taken to a ballistics chamber and placed in a sling, 15 feet from a mounted 30 caliber rifle. •An instructor shoots the d«g in the thigh. .. The animal then is taken to an operating room where a U.S. Army Special Forces medic begins a three-hour operation on the wound After surgery, the medic musl nurse the dog back to health This normally takes severa weeks. When fully recovered, the dog medic amputates a leg — again is returned to surgery where the while the animal is under anaesthetic. The dog then is pul to death. It has been the med ic's 'patient" for about three weeks. -. .The sacrifice of animals has ene purpose — to save human lives in places like Viet Nam says Lt. Col.. Richard L. Cop pedge, chief of the office of the surgeon branch of the John F Kennedy Center for Special Warfare at Ft. Bragg. The experiments on the dogs give the medic trainees an op portunity to treat wounds, observe the effects of shock am deal with other medical prob lems. The training program is con- .sidered one of the toughest ir ihe Army. It takes 40 weeks to complete, with training ranging from a basic aid course to a month of surgical instruction. The medic, says Specia Forces Capt. Barton D. Ur- bauer, head of the laboratory division, has five jobs. He cares for his own soldiers, trains medical aid men of our tallies, cares for any group his .'.ifntt may be advising, identifies diseases and what causes them and assists civic action pro •.,-grams to improve the environ tnent of a particular area. "'.", The dogs, say Special Force officials, are obtained from 'county kennels around North .Carolina and already have been destined for extermination. -•• They are wormed, dipped am fed heartily before the Army • uses them, .,, "Obviously the wounding and operation doesn't hurt them be ~eau»e they're under an anaesth- J.illc." says Capt, Urbauer. hatch open three times — twice for Collins' business outside and once to jettison items no longer needed. Discussing that Wednesday night, Young commented: "We'd like to try for five - on the water. One on the left side, one on the right - no more, thank you." Despite problems that forced Collins to cut short two space | excursions, the flight of Gemini 10 was rated one of the best U.S. man-in-space trips yet. "This mission is one of the most rewarding we've ever lown," commented Flight Director Glynn Lunney. "John and Mike performed magnificently." Lunney said Gemini 10 proved the feasibility of rendezvous with both an active and a pas- liet—theAgenavesatel e s sive satellite — the Agena 10 and the Agena 8; that man can survive outside a spacecraft, and that a manned stellite can dock with a fuel tanker in space or long periods and use its en- line for maneuvering. * * * Navy Cmdr, Alan L. Bean, a jemini 10 backup pilot, told newsmen the rendezvous with he lifeless Agena 8 was the most significant achievement. "A year ago," Bean said, 'we bought it was impossible to rendezvous with something that lad been up there for four months — with no radar beacon or lights. That one thing alone gives us an impact of what has >een done on Gemini 10. It was remendous." Young, who had been a rather untalkative astronaut during his first two days in space, expressed his exuberance when he closed to within a few feet of Agena 8. "Fantastic, John," a ground station communicator ex- The detection package he re- claimed. I don't believe it myself,' Young replied. Young steered to within a few inches of the target, then backed away a few feet as Collins emerged from the spacecraft on the end of a 50-foot lifeline. Using a gas-powered jet gun, this talking, breathing human satellite lilted over to the Agena and removed a micrometeorite experiment and a packet containing a microfilm letter. Gemini 10's fuel had been scarce since an excessive amount was used to catch and link up with the "live" Agena 10 on the first day of the mission, Monday. * * * Ground monitors ' watched their instruments closely as Young conducted his maneuvers around Agena 8 with Collins outside. When the fuel supply dropped to a near-danger point, Lunney told Young to stop formation flying and ordered Collins: "Get back in." 'We're not saving much fuel with Mike out there bumping me," Young reported, referring to movements on the tether that caused the spacecraft to move and required the use of fuel for stabilization. Collins abandoned plans to evaluate his maneuvering ability on the end of the tether, and moved back to the cabin, standing in the seat for several minutes before closing the hatch. The hatch was open about 40 minutes, 15 minutes less than intended. While outside, Collins reported: "Everything outside is about like we predicted. Only it takes more time for body positioning. This is indeed a problem. I found that the lack of a handhold is a big impediment. I could hang on (to the Agena) but I couldn't get around to the other side where I wanted to." trieved has been collecting micrometeorites since the Agena was left in space last March by the Gemini 8 astronauts. The microfilm letter is a note from Manned Spacecraft Center officials and, in effect, says it was retrieved in space by Air Force Lt. Col. David R. Scott. Scott had the assignment on his Gemini 8 flight but was unable to carry it out because the journey ended with an emergency landing. The ability to dock with a passive satellite like Agena 8 is especially important to planners of space rescue systems which may involve retrieval of a disabled manned or unmanned satellite. It would be important on man- to- the- moon flights — where two dockings are planned — if ons vehicle lost its radar. Still unexplained were the excess use of fuel during the original rendezvous and docking with the Agena 10, and the chemical fumes which filled the suits of the astronauts and forced Collins to curtail a "stand-up" exercise in which he opened his hatch Tuesday and poked the upper half of his body into space to conduct photo- grahic experiments. The latter problem, which watered the eyes of the astro- j nauts so they could not see well, j was believed caused by the | seeping of lithium hydroxide j into the suit environmental con-1 trol system. Steps were taken to • bypass the chemical, which re- j moves carbon dioxide, and the j trouble did not recur during the space walk. In chasing the first Agena, Young and Collins expended two-thirds of their fuel, instead This forced them to remain hooked to the Agena for more than 38 hours, using Its propul- j sion system to dart through the I skies, taking Gemini 10 at one tune to a record altitude of 476 miles In setting up the rendez-| vous with Agena 8. They disconnected from the Agena 10 Wednesday about two hours before the second rendezvous. * * * "How does it feel to get rid of that freight train, John?" a ground controller asked. "It was a mighty good train," he replied. After conducting the space walk Wednesday, the astrnauts left Agena 8, firing their thrusters to drop the low point of their orbit from 248 miles down to 182 miles to establish a proper path for the firing of the retro-rockets. The high point remained at 248 miles. They opened the hatch a third time to discard unwanted items such as the 50-foot lifeline, chest pack, empty food packages and other equipment used during the space walk. "Gone, thank God," was Collins' comment when the line went overboard. Earlier, Young said that with the lifeline in the cabin "this place makes the snakehouse at the zoo look like a Sunday School picnic." Space littering Collins also reported he accidentally dropped a camera during his stroll and had to throw away an experiment package when ordered to -eturn to the capsule early. He had planned to place the pack on Agena 8 for a future astronaut to retrieve. Sometime Friday Agena 10 will be maneuvered by ground command into f 220 mile,high orbit to await another team of astronauts, probably Gemini 12 in October. John Young FAT OVERWEIGHT Available to you without a doctor*! prescription, our product called Gal- axon You must lose ugly fat ot your money back. Qalaion IB a tab* let and easily swallowed. Get rid ol excess fat and live longer. Galaxon costs $3.00 and is sold on this guarantee: It j not satisfied for any reason, just return the package to your druggist and get your full money back. No question asked. Galaion la sold with this guarantee by: Stewart's Drug Store—ZOO E. Main Mall Orders Filled Chicken and Chatter Voters Served Leftovers By JOHN R. STARR Associated Press Writer MOUNT NEBO STATE PARK, Ark. (P) — Warm chicken and warmed-over campaign speeches were served to about 1,500 voters and campaign workers at the 18th annual Mt. Nebo Chicken Fry Wednesday. The crowd—about evenly divided between casual voters and campaign staff members and candidates — greeted speeches by seven candidates for governor and the representation of two others with something less than enthusiasm. Frank Holt and Sam Boyce had the largest imported contingents and they got the most vigorous response. The uncommitted portion of the crowd listened, for the most part, waiting to be convinced. Holt made the only bold prediction of victory. "I'm going to be the next governor," he said, as he strode to the platform to whistles, cheers and applause from his team members, many of whom were young girls wearing the blue skirts and blouses that are the uniform of females in the "Holt Generation." Besides Holt and Boyce, Democrats Raymond Rebsamen, Kenneth Sulcer and Brooks Hays and Republicans Gus McMillan and Winthrop Rockefeller made their own speeches. Mrs. Jim Johnson spoke for her husband and Dale Alford Jr. represented his father. Johnson had a previous commitment in Texarkana, Alford in BIytheville. Mrs. Johnson, without the built-in support that some other speakers had, got more applause when she finished than when she began. Holt spent much of his 10- minute speaking period trying to convince listeners that he was not, as the other candidates have charged, controlled by a political machine. "Can any candidate say Frank Holt was ever anything but independent in any of the offices he has held? I am completely free and unfettered." Boyce said the only question was whether voters wanted to "put off the shackle of the machine." 'Mr. Rockefeller is not justj a tourist attraction in Arkansas anymore," Boyce said. "He is a serious threat to the Democratic Party." Sulcer, too, warned that Rockefeller will pose a problem for the Democratic nominee in the November general election. The Mississippi County Legislator reminded the audience that he was the only Democratic candidate who didn' wait until after Gov. Orval Faubus pulled out of the picture to decide to run. Hays said Arkansas' first problem was a higher income for its residents, 37 per cent of whom fall below the poverty line. Industrial growth should be (channeled so that it can be shared by all sections of the state, Hays said, and educational policies should be geared to industrial needs. Rebsamen said it was "high time a little efficiency and plain honesty" were put to work at the state Capitol. Thirty-five years of business experience qualified him to run the business of the state, he said. Rockefeller discussed his rolv as chairman of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission from 1955 to 1964 and said many in the audience were holding jobs created while he was AIDC chairman. He would reveal his program after the Democratic primary is settled, Rockefeller said. McMillan announced he would hold a rally at Little Rock at 2 p.m. Sunday and he invited "all Democrats, Republicans, Whigs or whatever your are." Young Alford said his father was complimented because his program had been incorporated into the platforms of other candidates, and even borrowed an Alford slogan, "A Fresh New Team." Johnson himself spoke Wednesday in Malvern, Glenwood and Dierks and he made his 83rd speech of the campaign at Texarkana Wednesday night. He told his audiences to be wary of politicians who "come around telling you what they're going to give you," keeping in mind that the government can not give anything that it hasn't first taken from the taxpayer. Alford, in a speech at BIythe- ville, said if he was elected he would see what he could do about making more money available to small builders, real estate developers and all who make their living through the building industry in Arkansas. A tight-money policy by the federal government is adversely affecting the housing and small building industry, he said. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. ALBERT PARKER VS. PLAINTIFF NO. 16838 BEATRICE PAR'ER DEFENDANT• WARNING OkDER The defendant, Beatirce Parker, is hereby warned to appear within thirty (30) days in the above Court to answer a Complaint filed against her by Albert Parker ana she is warned that upon her failure to so appear and defend that said Complaint may be taken as confessed, all as by liiw provided. Witness the hand and. seal of the Clerk of the above mentioned Court this the 5th day of July, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Donna DiCicco Gardner & Steinsiek, Attorneys for Plaintiff 115 Anthony Building BIytheville. Arkansas Leon Burrow Attorney ad litem 2nd & Ash Streets BIytheville, Arkansas 7-6, 13, 20, 27 WARNING ORDER In the Chancery 'Jourt, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. James E. Myers Plaintiff vs. No. 16833 Ann Myers Defendant The defendant, Ann Myers is hereby warned to appear within thirty -ays in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, James E. Myers. Dated this 28th lay of June, 1966 at 9:30 o'clock A.M. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Donna DiCicco, D.C. Percy A. Wright, Attorney Ed B. Cook, Atty Ad Litem 6-29 7-6,13, 20 PRICE AT MEAD'S! One Group SPORT COATS ! /2 Price One Group SPORT SHIRTS ! /2 Price ••••••«••••••••* ••••••••••••*••••*•••••••••• One Group MEN'S SUITS Price ALL CLOTHING STOCK.... 25% OFF OPEN FRIDAY TILL 8 PM HUFFMAN BROTHERS LUMBER CO. Gives You LOWEST PRICES! Phis FREE DELIVERY On Our OWN TRUCKS Phis FREE Estimate Plus FREE PLAN SERVICE and Financing This applies to our com- plete line of Building Materials Huffman Brothers Lumber Co. North Hiway 61 BIytheville

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