Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on July 16, 1969 · Page 4
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 4

Brownwood, Texas
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Wednesday, July 16, 1969
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4 IRSWNWS6& WM, July. 16, BUT LIKES JOB Collins Dreads the Publicity Bugs* Net- iik§Iy Problem YAWNING .WIDE, a pipe-bending machine opens to receive a length of gas pipe for custom fitting to land contours. World Keeps Eye On Apollo Launch LONDON CAP) - Newspapers and TV stations around the world geared up today for marathon coverage of the Apollo Jl mission, and a British science fiction fan got ready to collect $24,000 on a $24 bet. David Threlfall of Lancashire will win 10,000 pounds Sunday if astronauts Neil A, Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. land their lunar module on the moon. Five years ago, Threlfall put down 10 pounds with a bookie who was offering 1,000-to-l odds that man would not reach the moon before 1971. i All London newspapers played the Apollo story on their front pages. "W.E'RE ALL READY TO FLY," bannered the Daily Sketch. The Daily Express, reporting the relaxed attitude of the three astronauts, asked in a headline: "HO HUM-ANYONE FOR THE MOON TODAY?" ' British^ television stations' scheduled live coverage through '. splashdown time next Thursday, ' and the British Broadcasting Corp. arranged to relay the; broadcasts by cable to the conti-; nent The BBC planned to -e-j ceive the signals via transatlan- ' San Franc/sco To Honor Apollo 11 \ SAN FRANCISCO (AIM -i Mayor Joseph Alioto Tuesday urged all San Franciscans to fly ; the Stars and Stripes day and night from the moment of the; Apollo 11 blastoff today until the j moon explorers return to earth, | Then, at splashdown, he urged | that every bell, siren and whis-; lie in the city be sounded, i Asked about the propriety of: flying the flag at night, Hadley i Roff, the mayor's press sec-re-1 fcary, said, "The Star Spangled! Banner was written when the flag was bejng flown at night," tic saleliite at a cost of up to $240 a minute. Church bells will ring throughout Venezuela and Brazil Monday as Armstrong and Aldrh step down to the moon's surface. Plans were reported under way in Venezuela to declare the day a holiday. The U.S. Embassy set up a giant television screen in Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art to show telecasts of the flight. The museum will stay open all night Sunday for the landing. Students in Bogota, Colombia, will have Monday off so they can stay up late Sunday to watch the landing. The Colombian government asked TV manufacturers to put sets in all town squares. All soccer games in the country Sunday were canceled. In moonstruck Japan, millions were expected to watch the landing in live telecasts beamed via satellite. One TV announcer planned to live in a guarded hotel room through Tuesday, wearing a space suit and eating space food. Department stores displayed models of the Apollo command ship; Apollo models are being used as portable shrines at summer festivals. The Yugoslav newspaper Ve- cernje Novisti offered an $800 prize to any reader correctly predicting Armstrong's first words on the moon. A Hymn for Cosmonauts, commissioned by Belgrade P.a- dio and written by poet Bozidier Timotijevic and composer Vojislav Kostic, will be used as a theme song during each of the station's Apollo .newscasts. The Cheese Club in Melbourne. Australia, sent the astronauts a telegram saying: "If you find moon made from green cheese as hoped by many Australian cheese lovers we would welcome sample for special cheese tasting." WapakonetaSends Armstrong Wishes By STEVE DRAKE WAPAKONETA, Ohio I'AP) The people of Wapakonela, tucked, deep in,, the hinterlands of northwestern Ohio, sent their hopes and prayers with their hometown hero-Astronaut Neil Armstrong—as he embarked to. day on, 0 trip to the moon. For fight Jong days this community's 7,000 residents will be concentrating on the sp^ce adventure of Armstrong and his jfejjgvv Astronauts, Edwin 'Aldrin Jr.- an£ Michael Collins, ne'e djr§am come true whep, if all go$| well, he becomes the firil njan to step on the moon. Hjs;, family—parents Stephen an$ VM 8 anc * grandmother, Mrs.'.: W i 11 4 m Korspeier, eVi§|p in their hgjne j Armstrong Wyg, U)e astronaut ajfc&r ul Hight in Oeminj 8, 't ha4 time to thJnJk Stephen Armstf80| nwoey- "He (Neil) js &n4 collected then fe*£?ja;S: we had a good chat," Mrs. Armstrong ?ai(j Tuesday evening. "It's a wonderful, tremendous experience." Most stores here display Arm* strong's picture, townsfolk fly the flags of the United States and Ohio, street banners proclaim "God's Speed Neil" and the Armstrong family church- Si. Paul's United Church of Christ—planned prayer vigils during the crucial periods of the flight. ! There will be no major cele* i b/a.tton here immediately, "J don't think wild demonstrations are in good taste," said ! Charles Brading, chairman of j the homecoming celebration. 5 "We'll hold the excitement until I everything is all right," and the [astronauts return to earth July * Carpet Paths aed Pawl? Uewatfd . 3r clean csrppt w faff pjue lustre ens sotgrs. Jegv*s nap fluffy. ftegs jeasy-iecus* electric r m II i 4§* it rufc 1433 Cewufc By PAUL RfeCER SPACE CENTER. HOUSTON fAPi — Michael Collins is delighted to be Apolio ll's command module pilot but he wishes the whole world didn't know about it. He dreads the publicity that will follow. "I'm not really big on parades and speeches and that sort of thing." he says. "I enjoy going where I want to go when 1 want to go without people following me around. 1 would prefer to remain anonymous." Collins, a 38-year-old Air Force lieutenant colonel, will be the command module pilot on Apollo 11. He'll stay in a fi9-mile orbit of the moon while Neil A. Armstrong and Air Force Col. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. fly down for man's first landing on the iTnooti 1 He feels lucky to be making jthis flight, or for that matter. : any flight. His flying days came very close to ending last year. Collins was named the command module pilot last year for Apollo 8. He was training to make man's first flight around the moon, but he began to notice strange things happening with his legs. He was losing sensation in one leg. He noticed his reflexes were decaying and occasionally, unexplieably, he fell down. Flight surgeons found the problem A bone spur growth nn a vertebrae was affecting the nerves to his legs. Collins was removed from the . crew of Apollo 8, grounded, and sent to an Air Force hospital. ' "Things looked pretty dark at the time," he recalls. Surgeons told him they could either arrest the deterioration or. in a more dangerous operation, cure it altogether. Collins chose the more dangerous surgery and the chance at a total cure. The operation was a success, but he had to wear a neck brace for several weeks. Apollo 8—the flight he was washed out of—flew around the moon last December. He was only able to watch from the sidelines, acting as the spacecraft communicator. But in January. Collins was tapped for the big flight. Apollo 11. man's first attempt to land on the moon. Collins, who calls himself ''an Army brat." was born in Rome, Daly. His father, the late Maj. Gen. James L. Collins, was stationed fhafe as military attache in the U.S. Embassy. Collins said his father "kind of talked against" his going into the military, but he decided to join anyway. He attended St. Alban's School, an Episcopal boarding prep school in Washington, and masters there remember his determination to earn appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. The astronaut graduated 13th in a class of 31 at St. Albans and got his West Point appointment. He graduated from West Point in 1952 and took his commission in the Air Force. Collins earned his wings and began flying jet fighters at a number of bases. Hie pilot met a girl from Boston. Patricia M. Finnegan. while he was in France. She was a short, attractive brunette who worked there for the U.S. Air Force. "We had dinner together and that was kind of it." she sa\s. She and Collins dated for a year and then married in France. Collins was content to spend his career as a fighter pilot until the selection of the Mercury astronauts in 1959 seemed to open new horizons. "I really had not thought too much about man in space before that." he says. "I mean it was something limited to Buck Roger* and science fiction. But when the Mercury people were picked, then I realized space was a little bit closer to us than I realized." ABOARD USS. tfORfref (AP) — The risk of the Apfollo il a* fronauts returning to earth with "moon bugs" is negligible, say the two men who will be quarantined with them for three weeks. The quarantine is to make sure the astronauts did not pick up moon organisms that could threaten earth's inhabitants. "The risk <*( bringing something back is very small,' 1 said Dr. William Carpentier, 33, of Lake Cowichan, B.C., the physi* cian who will conduct tests oft the astronauts. 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