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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1965 - THE NEWS - PALLADIUM, BENTON HARBOR, MICH. PAGE THIRTEEN iremini Iwim ,tmarv 'any They'lJ Ife AgaiFor Presidential Award JACKSON (A? For the first time since ,' they blasted off 13 days ago, the Gemini 4 twinsastronauts James AMeDivitt and .Edward. If. White II , v To Earn Doctorates Space Graduates Met By Thousands JACKSON (AP) The two smiling, neatly dressed young men looked just like recent col lege graduates and they even had diplomas with them. But no college graduates ever attracted such tumultuous attention.' Their degrees said f'Doctor of Astronautical Science" and the earned them with four days and 1.7 million miles of space exploration. ti Thus, the Gemini 4 twins, James A. McDivitt Jr. and Ed-Jvard H. White II, came to Jack-eon McDivitt's home town and Jound 15,000 cheering admirers waiting Tuesday. New rank . Hours earlier in nearby Ann JVrbor, they had stood i cap and gown and received their Jionorary degrees from the University of Michigan, which helped launch them on their space careers. And last week, President Johnson nominated the two for promotion from Air Force Majors to lieutenant colonels. McDivitt's mother, Mrs. Margaret McDivitt, reviewed these Events but said "He's still little jTimmy to me." To thousands of persons, 'quipped with thousands of cameras, space pilot McDivitt and fiis space walking partner were big attraction. Police guess More than 500 turned out at JtVillow Run Airport near Ann 'Arbor. Some 30.000 attended the Jjegree-granting ceremonies at the University of Michigan sta-jdium. Police estimated about 10,000 persons lined the motorcade route from the stadium to the liniversity's $1.7 million Space iResearch Laboratory. Four Dav HI. il3.l: s H !5ears Kenmore -, '"!"" i-.lM.' ri-fT HM z jWj rJ&KrfTT ? feP rjtfy OQ J v. W VuJCJL) O Easy Forward or Reverse Sewing O Mend, Applique, Darn, . Name Stitch O Walnut finished hardwood cabinet We Accept Trade-ins Shop at Sears and Save 'Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back 5 Mart hi ' 7VT - - ' White returned to his native San Antonio, Tex., to receive the plaudits of the : city where he vas, born, and McDivitt, was here fori a hometown welcome. -' But before the' week u is Out they will be together again, this time in the White House . Rose Qarden. t , ; ' There they are to receive from President Johnson Thursday the Exceptional Service Award of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration along with.. Charles W. MaU thews, manager of the Gemini program office of the Manned Space Center. ; y The parting of McDivitt and White at Jackson's Reynolds Airport i Tuesday night c6n-cluded a day in which they had been made Doctors of As-tronautical Science while 30,000 cheered in a stadium ceremony at the University of Michigan, from which both won degrees in 1959. , . i SPACE RESEARCH They also took part in dedication of the university!s .new $1.7 million Space Research. Building,, to which an estimated 10,-000 cheered their motorcade and where another 2,000 gathered. There was a bit of added attraction for McDivitt today. It Was his ninth wedding anniversary, the first, this 36-year-old busy Air Force officer could recall "us. being together for." McDivitt, whose father is an electrical engineer here, got a taste of the welcome he could anticipate today when some 15,-000 turned out to cheer his arrival with White Tuesday night. On tap for McDivitt today was a downtown parade, a reception, a recognition luncheon and a commencement speech by him at Jackson Junior College, of which he also is a graduate. SPECIAL GUESTS ...Senior classes jof both parochial and public schools were invited as special guests for his speech. . .The parade was to form at 9:00 a.m. and march off at 10 a.m. McDivitt brought with him and White took to Texas "at- Lmosphere clocks" as gifts from wiving., a vjiuv. vivuiw. ney. Each was inscribed: "The time our hearts were with you in space." Romney said he hoped the tor now Kenmore Straight Stitcji H f Wt &: ty . v. rf-- x , s f . ' V . ?t U i I ' ' U ' f 1 . ,J ' . ill U (V - L ,. I - i hi -j. ,- ,i - -T i i .x i ll.ii . n nil mv urini.M.. 4 ASTRONAUTS DON ROBE FOR ACADEMIC HONORS: Astronauts James A, McDivitt and Edward White II chat with University of Michigan president Harland, Hatcher, left, and Gov. George Romney after donning; robes and before receiving honorary' doctorates in astronautical science from Hatcher. Both astronauts are astronautical graduates of the university. (AP Wirephoto) clocks, would be "constant reminders" and explained - to newsmen that atmospheric pressure kept the clocks working constantly. .. i The medals which President Johnson will present the astronauts Thursday are not the highest awarded by NASA. The agency's top award is the Dis tinguished Service Medal and it went to, the first six U. S. as tronauts. A White House spokes man, explauied there would be a re-evaluation : of the astro-nuats' contributions at the end of the space program and possibly other awards. AUTOGRAPH HOUNDS . Both McDivitt and White did their best to cooperate with public clamors for photographs and autographs. Most were fended off. by NASA . guardians, but some got through, including 9-year-old ' Dennis Schlabaclr of Ypsilanti, who got an autograph from White as he . was hustled aboard their departing aircraft at Willow Run Airport outside Ann, Arbor. ; Waving to others rushing up as he mounted the plane's steps White, called: VMail me those pieces of paper in Houston and I'll send you one." After being decorated by the President Thursday, the astronauts will be received by the House of Representatives in the afternoon. No immediate plans were announced for a Senate appearance -but one presumably will be arranged. In the evening, they are scheduled to narrate a color film of their Gemini adventures before the chiefs of the diplomatic missions, and members of their families. This will be followed by a reception at the State Department Building. SEARS o Astronaut ? Why, I . 7 s i , . .. . - Knew Him When He.. . By A.F. (PETE) MAHAN Associated Press Writer JACKSON (AP)-I've dtme it a thousand times as a newsman and as just plain Pete Citizen: listened to a guy's "I knew him when story" and then forget about it. This is that kind of story, and I'm- telling it. . A major fresh out of the Air Force and picking up a career with the Associated Press in the late 1940's, I rented an apartment in Park Fairfax, a housing development in Alexandria, Va. ' ' . A neighbor down the street was Col. Edward H. White. Until Tuesday at Willow Run Airport I saw him last in 1948. ; He was a bit more plump than then, and so was I. His hair was only a shade thinner and he was as effervescent as ever. Really, though, I spotted Mrs. White for sure first, even though her hair now is gray instead of blond. Sidling around a National Aeronautics and Space Administration guardian, I tapped a now retired Maj. Gen. White on the shoulder. GOT HIS STARS I asked: "General, did you ever live in Park Fairfax?" Quick as a flash, he replied: "Sure I did." I was remembering a time, shortly after the then Colonel (CimsIle - - ; t i No Trade-in Required NO MONEY DOWN 640 W. Main St. Ph. WA 6-2161 Benton Harbor PLENTY of FREE PARKING returned from Harvard School of Business to become the Air Force's first controller and got his stars as a brigadier. We had a bit of a party. In response to his quizzical look on the Park Fairfax question I said: "Well, I'm a fellow named Pete Mahan who lived a couple of doors up the street. Remember me?" MINOR CHANGE His face crinkled in a friendly grin and he blurted: "Sure I do, Pete, but I'd' have never recognized you with a mustache." "Well, I think . I would," smiled Mrs. White, reaching out her hand and asking, "How is little Pete?" '. "Fine, " I said, and asked: "How's Jimmy?" Young Pete Mahan (now with the Federal Aviation Agency in Miami) and young Jimmy White (now Lt. James White, an Air Force Academy graduate and a flight trainee at Williams Air Force Base) were great pals. It seems in reflection they weren't as much as 12, but the calendar savs they must have been. .."Jimmy," his father said, "would like to be here, but he just couldn't get away." : -It was quite obvious how old er Edward Higgins White II was doing. He and a fellow named James Alton McDivitt were what all the fuss was about. Sews Zig-Zag and straight stitch Sews buttons, makes buttonholes Mends, darns and monograms Stitch length and width control Seam guide; built-on thread cutter on Sears Easy Payment Plan " ' ... McDivitt Earned Bis A, OK - ' . 4 Education Vital . To Role In Space JACKSON (AP) Among the biggest boosters of ' astronaut James A. McDivitt. re'i. Michigan educators. They feel McDivitt is one of education' biggest boosters. n : The space; pilot was No. 1 among 607 students; when he received a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Tniversitys-of Michigan on 1959. .f" S...,V' In presenting an honorary degree to .' McDiyitt" Tuesday, the university said it was delighted "to inform his young admirers . . that the first part of the path into orbit should be strewn with A's in ; engineering science.".. . ' ; : SCIENCE HALL McDivijtt was to be the main speaker today at 'commencement exercises at Jackson Junior College, which he once atr tended. . -i ' : And the college's-, board of trustees Monday night approved the naming of a vnew science building to be constructed on campus as "McDivitt Hall." : On its editorial page Tuesday The; Jackson Citizen Patriot commented that "graduation time in Jackson this year is to be an exciting and inspiring time." NO SHORTCUTS It added: "Youth of all ages needs and will have heroes. Many, select the wrong idols for a number of reasons. One ol these, perhaps, is because they are not exposed to persons ot the admir able land of accomplishment. "They are inclined to look for shortcuts to the good, and ;Basy life., "Maj. short cuts-. . . youth prone to hero- worship can do no better than choose Majs. McDivitt and White who applied themselves to the point where they were taking every possible advantage of their natural talents and the opportunities which were given them." AMHVERS&RY spiciflLs FOR SUMMER LIVING"' Reg. 69.95 Lovt Seat Deep Foam Cushions . Reg. $35.00 Arm Chair Deep Foam Cushions :. Reg. 18.50 Coffee Table Sturdy Wrought Iron ; Reg. 18.95 Step Tables White Wrought Iron . 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