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I to to to Page 2-THE HUNTSVILLE TIMES- -Thursday, Nov. 24, 1960 The Weather Report I a a a Lawyer Killed In Reno Court 2 Others Wounded In Shooting Melee RENO, Nev. (AP)-A sad-eyed husband killed one attorney and wounded two others in a courtroom shooting melee Wednesday when he feared his estranged wife and mother-in-law were the best of a property settlement. Bob Williams, about 52, a sand and gravel contractor, was booked for murder shortly after being disarmed by his own attorney. Police said Williams emptied a .38 caliber pistol in the court room shortly after Dist.

Judge Jon Collins suggested a property settlement on family gravel pit properties. Williams' wife Joyce is planning a divorce. Witnesses said Williams reached inside his floppy shirt and brought out the automatic. His first shots fatally wounded Eli Livierato, $3, a Reno attorney and father of three. Another shot struck Edwin Mulcahy, former assistant district attorney, in the side, critically injuring him.

G. Weldon Snyder, a visiting Ohio lawyer from Medina and Williams' brother-in-law, suffered less serious wounds in his thigh and shoulder. Officers said the bullets which struck Snyder evidently were aimed for Williams' mother-in-law Edna Snyder, who was sitting next to her son. "He wanted to kill somebodyno, everybody, and he tried," said Sam Francovich, Williams' attorney and the man who finally disarmed him. Francovich said the case obviously was going badly for Williams who asked him to make an objection.

Francovich refused. Williams stood up and began firing. Montgomery Continued From Page One resemble a real explosive- carried a grim warning of possible trouble. The make-believe bomb, found hanging with a klan banner on a gate at Cramton Bowl where the game is to be played, had this ugly threat, "This could be real Thanksgiving day at Cramton Bowl." Cross burnings 11 of themlast Friday night also had an ominous note. Beneath the crosses were the words.

"Nov. 24" -the date of the Thanksgiving Day game. Then on Saturday night, robed and hooded klansmen-some them -gathered at an abandoned nightclub on the outskirts of the city after driving through town in a 68-car motorcade. Their self-stvled grand wizard, Robert M. Shelton of Tuscaloosa.

said that meeting was concerned primarily with school integration threats, but he added that his KKK group probably burned the cross the night before. Tuskegee institute and Alabama State have played in Cramton, Bowl annually for more than 35 but the police commissionyears, tried unsuccessfully to get the public-owned stadium closed to the two schools this year. Sullivan said he was fearful of violence because of tensions which he said still exist as a result of Negro student anti demonstrations last February and March. Turkeytime Continued From Page One tives of Austria, Denmark, Ecuador, Greece, India, Italy, Jordan, Malaya and Uruguay. Also, from Pennsylvania State University, a score of foreign students go by bus to Pine Grove.

to be guests in residents' After a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner, a square dance is scheduled. Plymouth, saw the annual enactment of the first Thanksgiving with all participants in Pilgrim garb. At Plymouth Congregational Church, Altadena, Rev. Charles Houser the deacons and choir readied their Pilgrim dress for the holiday serve Nixon Allegedly Will Be Lawyer In California LOS ANGELES (AP) Vice President Richard M. Nixon injoin a California law firm tends to after his term expires in January, the Los Angeles Times said today.

The newspaper did not identify the firm or the city in which it located. The Times Washington bureau is, said it had learned authoritatively that Nixon made the tentative decision while on vacation in Florida and the Bahamas after the election. "He regards his native state of California, which "Ipp.d belatedlv into his electoral column along with most of the western states. as a key battleground in the GOP resurgence he aspires to lead." wrote Times correspondent RobHartmann. READ THE WANT ADS Teenage Trio's Handiwork Has Police Hopping HUNTSVILLE AREA: Generally fair and a little cooler tonight.

Friday, fair and mild. Low. tonight, 42; high tomorrow, 68. Cooler air followed yesterday's rain into Huntsville, but clouds prevented temperatures from dropping to the low expected last night, said the U.S. Weather Bureau.

Even so, Huntsville recorded the state's lowest temperature, 51 degrees. Elsewhere, temperatures ranged from Muscle Shoals' 52 to Montgomery's 60. A high-pressure system extending from the Middle Atlantic States to Texas this morning. was moving eastward, and will produce fair weather here tonight and Friday. Early morning temperatures be near 40 degrees.

Winds will shift to light southerly Friday with temperatures in North Alabama climbing to nearly 60 in the afternoon. The outlook for Saturday is for increased cloudiness and a little warmer. ALABAMA: Decreasing cloudiness and mild today; tonight, fair and a little cooler. Friday it will be mostly fair and mild. High today, 58 to 65 in north portion, 65 to 70 in south.

Low tonight, 44 to 50 in north and in the 50's in south portion. TENNESSEE: Partly cloudy in west to cloudy in east portion today and tonight. Occasional light rain in east portion ending today. High today, 55 to 60; low tonight, 35-50. Friday clear to partly cloudy and mild.

Subway Flames Rout Thousand London's Transport System's Woes Go On LONDON (AP) A subway train with 1,000 passengers aboard caught fire in the rush hour today, bringing to a climax four vexing days on the state-owned transport system. The train, inbound from suburban Morden, raced into busy downtown Tottenham Court station with clouds of acrid smoke pouring from beneath the first car. The conductor jumped out and yelled "everybody off the platform!" Some 2,000 waiting people rushed for the exits, joined by most of those aboard the train. Firemen found the seat of the blaze in a fused electric cable. They finally put it out with hand extinguishers.

Tens of thousands of commuters were late for work because of temporary blocking of the line. The transport system's run of bad luck began Monday when bugs developed on a newly electrified line connecting London with Chingford, Enfield, Hertford and Bishop's Stortford. The trains ran late and some had to be canceled. Tuesday the overhead electrical wires collapsed on a half-mile section of the Southend line. Came Wednesday, and another section of wiring fell on the Southend line.

Meanwhile, a subway train on th busy Circle line broke downer and there was a holdup lasting 45 minutes. They had more grief on the Chingford-Enfield line this morning, too. Two early trains broke down en route to London. A third got stuck at nearby Bethnal Green and was unable to resume its journey until a diesel engine came along and gave it a push. By the time they got that little mess sorted out nine trains had to be canceled.

Needy Family Helped Here By Twixt Teens The Twixt Teens club of Huntsville High School delivered food and clothing to a needy family today as a Thanksgiving project, according to Camille Fleming, president of the group. The family was assigned by Christmas Charities Services, to prevent duplication. The same family will be the recipient, of the club's Christmas project. A turkey, eggs and milk were purchased with money from the Twixt Teens' treasury. Each of the 26 members donated five cans of food, clothes shoes and other articles of clothing, Miss Fleming said.

The Huntsville Times Published Daily and Sunday at Hunts. ville, Established Alabama, March 23, 1910, Entered An Second Class Matter Huntsville Post Office. Members of The Associated Press Telephone No. 534-2411 CAll Departmental Carrier Subscription Hates 45 cents week: Ane month three per months 85.85: six months $11.70: one TE ON tax REQUEST Outside tail Postal Zones 1 thru Mail Subseription Rates, Re3 125.40 year. Beyond Zone a $32.50 year, (Plus sales tax in Alabama) Data From U.S.

WEATHER BUREAU 40 20 COLD TOW 30.30 50 1 COLD FORECAST I STATION Until Friday Morning Figures Show Low Temperatures Expected WEATHER little changes in temperatures. rain are forecast for the the Central Plains. (AP Standard hourly readings taken from the U.S. Weather Bureau between noon Wednesday and 11 a.m. today: Noon 57 8 p.m.

53 4 a.m. 52 1 p.m. 57 9 p.m. 53 5 a.m. 52 2 p.m.

57 10 p.m. 52 a.m. 52 3 p.m. 56 11 p.m. 52 7 a.m.

52 4 p.m. 54 M'night 52 8 a.m. 5 p.m. 54 1 a.m. 53 9 a.m.

53 6 p.m. 53 2 a.m. 52 10 a.m. 55 7 p.m. 53 3 a.m.

51 11 a.m. 57 Yesterday's maximum: 61; minimum: 52; rainfall: .85. Total rainfall recorded for this month: 3.13. Total rainfall for year to Deaths Mrs. Peques A funeral will be at 11 a.m.

Friday at the New Hope Metho- Viola dist Church for Mrs. Anna Fegues, 78, who died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Dean of Chattanooga, Burial will be in Walker Cemetery, Rt. 1, Grant. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs.

Annie Clark of Kingsport, Mrs. Lucy Walker of Rt. 1, Grant, Mrs. Margaret Dean of Chattanooga, Mrs. Eulla Crow of Chattanooga, Mrs.

Ruth Walker of Chattanooga, Mrs. Hulett Cooper of New Hope; four sons, Johnny Pegues of Guntersville, Bill Pegues and Percy Pegues of Chattanooga, Paul Pegues of Lquisiana; two sisters, Jimmy Landers of Grant, Mrs. Dottie Jackson of South Carolina; brother, Claude Manley of New Hope. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The body will be at the home of Hulett Cooper in New Hope.

Mrs. Landman A funeral for Mrs. Minnie Smith Landman, 66, Rt. 1, New Market, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Concord Baptist Church with the Rev.

Jerry McGehee and the Rev. Nelson Kuykendall officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. The body will be at Laughlin Service Funeral Home until the time for the service. Mrs.

Landman died at 6 a.m. today at Moore's Rest Home afta long illness. She was a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church for 46 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dewey Bentley of New Market: four sons, Raymond, King of Bells, Shelby King, J.

L. King and Bobby Landman, all of Fort Worth, and two sisters, two brothers, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jesse Sisk, Ira Sisk, Marvin Sisk, Melvin Sisk, Manley Sisk, Clifford Norris, Robert Smith and Edward Smith. Colbert County Youth Is Killed While Hunting TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP)-Robert Floyd King, 16, was killed Wednesday while hunting rabbits with a companion in Colbert County.

Coroner James Mays said he had questioned Earl Herman Dillworth, 17, but the youth was so incoherent he had been unable to learn details of the shooting. Mays said the King youth was killed by a shotgun blast in the chest and the boy apparently died instantly. The Negro youths were rabbits. Shotgun Stolen From Vehicle Charles L. Drake of 1325 Hal: sey Ave.

today reported to Hunts. ville police the theft of a shotgun, shells and other items from his automobile while it was parked at the Parkway Bowling Lanes during the night. Drake estimated his 1055 at labout $200. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. UP) Seven Grand Rapids police cars swung into action Wednesday night when a gas station attendant called and said a hand was protruding from the trunk of a car he had just serviced.

The police searched for two hours before locating the car. There was' no corpse in the trunk, just an artificial hand. The three teen-age boys in the car said the whole thing was a prank. Police weren't amused. They charged the trio with disorderly conduct.

Southern Air Moves In Suit Airline Requests Charge Clarification -It will be generally fair throughout Rain is expected in the Northern Rockies and Northern Wirephoto Map) the nation Thursday night with Pacific Northwest while snow and Plains and showers are forecast for Around The Nation High Low Albuquerque, clear 56 31 Atlanta, rain 63 Bismarck, cloudy 43 15 Boston, clear 55 35 Buffalo, cloudy 44 29 Chicago, clear 48 38 Cleveland, clear 44 Denver, cloudy 58 29 Detroit, cloudy 49 33 Helena, cloudy 46 40 Honolulu, rain 81 70 Indianapolis, cloudy 49. 29 Los Angeles, cloudy 72 52. Louisville, clear 53 30 Memphis, cloudy 57 43 Four Children Die In Flames CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP)-Four children were killed and eight other persons injured Wednesday night when fire ripped through an old frame apartment building in this central New York village. Most of the dead and injured were members of two families trapped on the third floor of the former hotel, which was more than 100 years old.

Killed in the blaze were Anson Mason 5, and his sister, Polly Ann, Hattie Smith, 9, and her sister, Lorraine, 5. Their parents were Mr. and Mrs. Anson Mason and Mr. and Mrs.

Charles Smith. The bodies of Polly Ann Mason and Hattie Smith were found today beneath a table in the kitchen of the apartment. The fire lasted into the early morning. One from shock, moaned' over and over: "My turkey. My turkey." Firemen and spectators reachling the scene led some of the children from the burning building, which had housed 15 families.

Cindy Smith, 3, was critical condition at Lenox Memorial Hospital, Oneida. She suffered smoke inhalation. In fair condition were Laura Mason, about 45, Catherine 40, and Irene Smith, 18. Miss Smith suffered a broken leg and nose in a fall of about 40 feet when she jumped from the third floor. Her sister, Martha, 8, also was listed as in fair condition.

Peggy Mason, 10 months; Eugene Mason, 2, and Dorothy Smith about 14, were reported in good condition. Anson Mason and Mr. and Mrs. Smith escaped without injury, Holiday Stirs Continued From Page One Thanksgiving were becoming a thing of the past because of a trend to Saturday games, aided by confusion that had reigned for years because President Roosevelt's attempt to move the date of the national holiday. Thanksgiving, 1950, found war news again claiming attention.

In Korea, American forces were pushing into North Korea, and rumors of an early peace cheered the nation. Unfortunately, peace was still years away. Huntsville High School played Athens High that day, and lost 10-7. The weather played tricks on holiday makers. At noon, the mercury stood at a mild 69, then began plunge that was to take it to 16 degrees before the night was over, and further down to zero the following night.

The year 1959 will always be remembered the Year of the Great Cranberry Scare. A d'rective earlier in the season had warned that some West Coast cranberries had a possibly cancer producing agent in them, and many grocers ly snatched stocks of cranberry sauce off the shelves. Even though some of the remaining stock was certified safe, many housewives shied away from it. On the national scene, a giant Atlas Able missile that was designed to put a satellite into orbit around the moon blasted off from Cape Canaveral, and 70 seconds later was lost. No shooting wars occupied at- NASHVILLE, Tenn.

(AP) Southern Airways has asked clariof charges of a $1 million damage suit filed against it by the Air Line Pilots Association. Union pilots have been on strike against Southern since June and have been replaced with nonunion pilots. The suit, filed in federal court here Nov. 2, charges that Southern, among other things, failed to bargain in good faith and attempted to break the union. Southern complained in a motion filed Wednesday that allegain the suit were vague a and that it could not "reasonably" be required to frame a responsive pleading." Hawaii Recount Petition Filed HONOLULU (AP)-Hawaii may have to recount the 184,869 votes cast in the island state Nov.

8 which gave Vice President Richard M. Nixon a 141-vote margin over Sen. John F. Kennedy for the nation's highest office. Hawaii has three electoral votes.

Democrats petitioned in Circuit Court Tuesday for the recount. alleging discrepancies in almost every one of the state's 240 precincts. The petition was filed against Republican presidential electors and alternates and Lt. Gov. James Kealoha, who last week certified the final tabulation as: Nixon 505; Kennedy 92,364.

University Gets $36,101 Grant For Atom Study TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) A $36,101 grant by the Atomic Energy Commission for training in nuclear science and engineering has been announced by the University of Alabama. Alex S. Pow, director for contract and grant development at the university, said $18,372 will be used to acquire nuclear particle detection equipment for the physlics department. The balance will go to the College of Engineering for subcritical assembly, including various equipment, Pow said.

The grant was announced Wednesday by Dr. Frank A. Rose, university president. Ford To Trim British Plant Working-Week LONDON (AP) The Ford Motor Co. of Britain announced today its 18,000 employes on passenger car production will be cut to a four-day week starting next Monday.

Other sections of the British motor industry already have cut working hours because of reduced exports. Southern BR, Two Affiliates Sue Five Unions CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)Southern Railway Co. and two of its affiliated lines have sued five union locals and officials for $325,000 damages as a result of a wildcat strike at the Citico Diesel shops here Tuesday. The suit was filed in Court late Tuesday about the same time the work stoppage ended, and asked $325,000 damages for each day the strike continued.

It lasted one day, Joining Southern in filing the suit were the New Orleans and Texas Pacific and the Alabama Great Sourhern Railroads. Woman Jailed For Stabbing BIRMINGHAM (AP) Annie Ruth Wallace, 33, is being held in city jail here in the fatal stabbing of a 33-year-old man. Detective C. L. Pierce said Phillip Gee Jr.

was stabbed to death at his house night after an argument. Both were Negroes. NAVY -Noel A. Tittsworth left) and Thomas A. Tittsworth, with a total of years of Navy service, currently head Navy recruiting stations in Huntsville and.

Nashville. Noel is Petty Officer in charge of the Huntsville station, and Thomas is Petty Officer in charge of the Nashville station. Thomas enlisted in 1944 at Chattanooga, and Noel joined the Navy in 1941 at Nashville. Pr. Miami, clear 79 Milwaukee, clear 48 31 MI New Orleans, cloudy 69 New York, cloudy 55 Oklahoma City, clear 56 32 Philadelphia, clear 54 Phoenix, clear 74 44 Pittsburgh, clear 47 22 Portland, rain 53 44 1.38 Richmond, cloudy 57 42 .04 St.

Louis, clear 50 30 San Francisco, clear 60 50 Seattle, rain 49 41 .87 Tampa, clear 81 Washington, clear 57 32 (M-Missing) Gas Rate Hike Is Depending On FPC Hearing MONTGOMERY (AP) Alabama thority to Gas increase its rates if an Corp. will have auinterim order agreed to by the Public Service Commission Wednesday goes into effect. Final action on the matter hinges on a Federal Power Commission hearing scheduled to open, Nov. 30 in Washington, when Southern Natural Gas a supplier to Alabama Gas, will ask for a rate increase. The interim order will take effect only if the FPC hearing opens as scheduled.

The PSC will announce the amount of the increase after studying testimony. Nixon Receives Political Push SAN FRANCISCO (R- Mayor George Christopher writes from the Bahamas where he is vacationing that he will back Vice President Richard M. Nixon for governor of California in 1962. Many believed Christopher wanted to make that race himself. The Republican mayor says he has written Nixon pledging his support to the unsuccessful GOP presidential candidate for any office, including that of governor.

There has been no concrete indication Nixon wants to run for governor in 1962, but some political observers have said he might want to use the governor's chair as a step up to another presidential race in 1964. Christopher has been mentioned by northern California Republicans as a possible candidate for governor or for lieutenant-governor if Nixon should seek to become governor. Traffic Continued From Page One killing two women and a man. The National Safety Council does not make a pre-holiday estimate of traffic deaths during the Thanksgiving holiday period. It says it is not the type of holiday which brings out the enormous number of motorists on other major holidays.

But The Associated Press in a survey for a period comparable to the Thanksgiving holiday found 433 persons killed in traffic accidents, 69 died in fires and 144 died in miscellaneous type accidents. The period was from p.m. Wednesday Nov. 9 until midnight Sunday Nov. 13.

During last year's Thanksgiving holiday period, the AP count showed 445 traffic fatalities, The -all total of 650 accidental deaths included 70 in fires and 135 in miscellaneous accidents. In 1958 there were 454 killed in traffic, 54 in fires and 118 in (laneous accidents. The early traffic death toll ineluded 3 from Ohio, 2 each from California, Colorado and North Carolina and 1 each from Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. tention. The most gripping confilet of the day was on the page, where Dick Tracy stalked repugnant Flyface.

BUT MAW KNEW HOW Neck- Ain't Popular These Days Thanksgiving Day, 1960 Dear Maw: Sorry I cudh't git home fer Thanksgiving but you know how these bossmen are. I wuz athinking about you and Pa while ago, though, and got to remembering thet time Pa tried to kill our old Dommerneck hen fer you to cook on Thanksgiving. He chased thet there chicken clear over in the holler and then had to git one of us younguns to kill hit fer him. With a slingshot. Pa never cud wring a chicken's neck like you cud, Maw, you know thet.

And he cudn't do no good thet day. Course he W11Z tired from all he'd bin through, whut with running thet tom-fool chicken all over creation, and stepping in the crick-branch and running into thet stump and gitting scratched up by them briars, and all. So he finally just set down and said as how iffen us younguns wanted Dommerneck chicken fer dinner we'd just have to git hit ourselves. And we did. But it warn't like if wrung her neck.

Now, they don't do much of thet neck-wringing round here in the city, Maw. You gotta put 'em to sleep here, can't grab 'em up and wring their necks off, like you'd do. See, Maw, there's a buncha people here who don't like sich things. Say hit's inhuman. Course, don't reckon Pa ever thought chickens wuz human, anyhow, though I spect you did.

way you used to talk to 'em, and all. Why, I bet iffen you wuz to take a notion to take a chicken's life round here you'd haveta blindfold him, first, else somea body'd be raising cain with you. 'Who's Who' Title Awarded Area Students Ray Duncan and Elizabeth Byers, both of Huntsville, are among 38 Auburn University senicrs selected for the 1960-61 "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and the college announced today. Duncan is head cheerleader, a member of the Spirit Committee, alumni secretary of the Industrial Design Forum and a member of Blue Key the senior men's leadership honorary. Guntersville Hospital News Admissions Mrs.

Johnnie Cowen, Guntersville. Mrs. Elaine Snow, Birmingham. Mrs. Josephine Snider, Guntersville, Mrs.

Anna Laura Cooley, Arab. "Louise Hayes, Star Route, Union Grove. Bennie Tom, Rt. 4. Guntersville.

Mrs. Maude Thomas, Rt. 2, Union Grove. Dismissals Cobb Lovelady, Guntersville. Mrs.

Lois E. Parks, Rt. 1, Grant. Raymond Terrell Rt. 1, Albertville.

Mrs. Peggy Terrell. Ri. 2, Arab. Mrs.

Lola Hughes, Guntersville. Clayton Kennamer, Guntersville. Disciplinary Action Blocked SAN RAFAEL, Calif, (AP)Cadets at San Rafael Military Academy, restive from months of discipline, gave their dean a pre- Day present. When retired Army Col. ert S.

Nourse, a West Point graduate, showed up for work Tuesday morning, he found a wall of pink concrete blocks 10 feet tall and four feet wide blocking his door. Nourse said there would be no disciplinary action. On the other hand, iffen you wanted to git rid of one without nobody thinking much about hit, you cud just dress hit up and put hit behind a sturring wheel and turn hit loose on the highways and hit'd be dead in a whipstitch and nobody'd think nothing about hit. Thet's the way hit tis here in the city, Maw. But don't you worry none about me cuz I done got me a pound of chicken gizzards from the store and I'm gonna have me a time afterwhile.

Yer loving son, Weldon Payne Man Continued From Page One a premature cutoff signal). More importantly, this source says, the vehicle was not damag. ed materially and will require adjustments rather than wholesale replacement for the next test. A new Redstone missile: will be needed to fire the capsule, he says, but one is available. Aside from this most recent failure, which negated what would have been the most tangible step yet to manned orbital flight, there have been other specific test failures that must be repeated and hence would indicate slippage in the program.

On last July 29, a MercuryAtlas test firing of a (in-space capsule on the nose of' the intercontinental ballistic missile that ultimately is to send an astronaut into orbit failed. This test will have to be repeated. Also, the fifth firing of a Little Joe rocket devised specifically for early testing of the Mercury capsule in space was unsuccessful on election day and must be repeated. Monday's failure at Cape Canaveral, plus the Nov. 8 failure of Little Joe at Wallops Island, wrote an unhappy end to an episode in which the Eisenhower administration had been accused -and had denied of advancing the firing dates of both attempts for political reasons.

Though both the Mercury-Redstone unmanned attempt and the fifth Little Joe originally had been scheduled for sometime later, both dates were moved up to election eve, Nov. 7, causing Democrats to charge an attempt by Republicans to impress voters with a significant space success. NASA postponed both shots on election eve, giving technical difficulties as the reason at veral and weather conditions at Wallops Island. Little Joe went off the next day, but unsuccessfully. The necessity of repeating these shots obviously will set the program back somewhat, but the question is whether it will be enough to upset the ultimate target of man in space before the end of 1961.

The House Space Committee, for one, is known to have been watching the situation and has Mercury high on its tentative agenda for hearings when Congress returns. The chairman, Rep. Overton Brooks will be in Washington next week, according to a committee staff member, at which time plans will be drawn. There may be an announcement then of the scope of any Mercury inquiry. Von Braun's remarks in New York yesterday would indicate there is no change in the longrange plan to put one of the seven astronauts into orbital flight by late 1961.

After the unmanned ballistic flight, a chimpanzee and then an astronaut are to make the downrange trip on a Redstone, after which the Mercury-Atlas orbital phase would be tried..

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