The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on June 2, 1965 · Page 7
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The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi · Page 7

Greenville, Mississippi
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Wednesday, June 2, 1965
Page 7
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US Spaceman Fast Riser, Friendly Man CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) Jim McDivitt is a deceptively easy-going sort who combines the rare ability ot getting speedily lo the top with the even rarer knack of winning friends on Ihe way. The former trait made him, at the age of 35, the captain of America's most daring manned voyage into space. The latter habit, acquired early in life, moved him to choose an old college chum, Ed White, as his co-pilot--thn man McDivitt wanted for company on the 97'^-hour flight he admitted would be a little "unpleasant" because of the tight quarters inside the Gemini-4 craft. THE FIRST Russian sputnik was still months away and Gemini was just another name on an astrologer's chart when James Alton McDivitt slarled thinking of space as perhaps something more than fodder for a science-fiction author's typewriter. "I made my decision to go inlo something along this line back early in 1957," he says today, with n small grin t h a t re-, fleets his satisfaction with the way things have turned out. The odds were not especially attractive -- first because the United States did not seem overly interested in exploring space, secondly because young McDivitt, a veteran of 145 combat missions in the Korean Warj| possessed only a junior college degree. HE TACKLED the second prob-| lem first. He moved his wife.i the former Patricia Ann Haas of Cleveland, Ohio, and their two youngsters -- son Michael and daughlcr Ann Lynn--lo Ann Arbor, Mich., and went to work getting the appropriate education. There he met and formed a solid friendship with another jet jockey - turned · collegian, Ed White. On graduation day in 1959 McDivilt and White parted; 1 company--the former with a || bachelor of science degree in! Aeronautical engineering the j| latter with his master's degree' in the same subject. On a warm September day in: 1962, the two met again -- this time in Houston, Tex., as mem' bers of a new and better || educated team of astronauts! who would move in to take up jl where the nation's "original jl seven" team of spacemen left off in Project Mercury. McDIVITT had added a third child, son Fatric to his clan,!] but the years had left few marks. He remained, and remains, blue eyed and boyish in appearance, resembling more the college man than the budding spaceman. Of his upbringing in Chicago as the son of Mr. and Mrs. James McDivilt, now living in Jackson, Mich., the new space commander retains a Midwestern charm and with that occasionally crops up in strange places. But behind the wit is a keen and analytical mind that puts McDivitt as something slightly apart from the "jet jockey" ittilude of the earlier astronauts. Tindall Named Tax Commission Field Worker Billy Tindall has been named Washington County field representative for the Stale Tax Commission. His appointment was announced Tuesday by W. J. Casner, Greenwood district supervisor of the Commission. Tindall, 560 N. Delia, will replace G. W. Breland, a tax commission veteran of several years. Casner also announced the addition of a telephone answering service to be attended by Tindall. Washington County taxpayers need just dial 2-2023 and Tindall will receive messages and return calls the same day received. A Greenville district office is also in ths planning state, according to Casner. "If at any time the Greenwood office can be of service, please call Greenwood 451-1742 or write to post offica Box 678 "In" Greenwood. . Delta Democrat-Times Wednesday, June 2, '65 7 \ . BOXING EASIER V. SPRINGFIELD. HI. (UPI)- RerT'frenry M. Lenard had a| potent argument Tuesday in dis- 1 cussing a bill that would ban boxing i.\.Illinois. 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