The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on February 10, 1971 · Page 7
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 7

Tipton, Indiana
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Wednesday, February 10, 1971
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1971 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE ) Triumphant Apollo Pilots Head Home By ROBERT C. MILLER ABOARD CSS NEW ORLEANS (UPI>- The triumphant pilots of Apollo 14 headed home today from a 1.2 million mile odyssey to the moon that won them an "absolutely perfect score" rating. Alan B. Shepard, Stuart A. Roosa and Edgar D. Mitchell carried back with them on this proud ship a cache of rocks that, may date back to the birth of the moon, and the knowledge of their nine days in space erased the stigma of Apollo 13. The three spacemen were pronounced "in good health"; Tuesday night after a quick medical examination. They relaxed with their first solid meal in nine days—a steak dinner complete with buttered asparaguas, apple cobbler, coffee, tea and milk. "This success certainly sets us solidly on the course for the remaining three flights in the program;" said Dale M. Myers, associate space agency administrator in charge of manned spaceflight "Apollos 15,16 and 17 are now a solid part of the American space program and we're . looking forward ° to tremendous increases in scientific results." President Nixon telephoned the astronauts shortly after their splashdown and thanked them for all Americans. He told Shepard,. 47, the veteran of 'Po, Ricfim an by Milton UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK . (UPI>-Satchel Paige made either the Hall of Fame or* the "annex," depending on how you look at it, but he made a lot more history' than that. He showed up on time! For him that wasn't only a milestone, it was a miracle. Satchel Paige, for the benefit of those who are not of his .. generation, used to have to push himself to get to .toe ballpark by the eighth inning sometimes. There were other times he' never got there at all. But anytime he did and he'd go out to that mound to pitche, mister, you were watching one of the real great ones of all time. Satch pushed himself a little Tuesday morning. . Monte Irvin, who works in the commissioner's office, called for him about 9:30 to make sure he'd be on time for an 11:30 news conference at which the 65-year-old Paige was to be honored as the' first;' player to. receive Hall of Fame recognition for achievements in the Negro baseball leagues. Satch had been singled out for the distinction by a special committee. The Greatest "This is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me," said . Paige, genuinely overwhelmed, to Irvin. Ray Dandridge, who used to play for the Newark Eagles in the Negro National League, accompanied Satchel sand his wife, Lahoma, to the place where the announcement was to be made and one of the first to . greet Paige was Larry Doby, a teammate of bis with the Cleveland Indians in the late '40's and how, a batting coach with the Montreal Expos. ,. "Congratulations,'' Doby said. "Thanks," Satch replied. "Do you think they'll remember me?!' Paige and his wife were led to another . room from where the conference was to be held. Shortly thereafter Bowie Kuhn, the commissioner, announced why the news conference had ; been called, and then unveiled a huge picture of Satch pitching in a St. Louis Browns' uniform. That was: supposed to be the signal for Paige to enter, the room but you guessed it —no Satchel. Kuhn allowed an interval to pass and when Paige still failed to make an entrance, he said: "Satchel and Mrs. Paige are with LS and I would ask them to come forward now." Finally Arrives Another moment or so went by and then Paige and his. attractive wife entered to the spontaneous applause of those media people already in the. room. Looking more like 55 than 65, Paige moved easily to a microphone set up for him and then came the questions. How did he feel about the fact he'd be in a "special" section of the Hall of Fame instead of in the main section? : "I'm proud to be wherever they could put me in the Hall of Fame," Paige answered." How important a part did Bill Veeck play in his career when the Cleveland owner brought him to the big leagues in 1948 at the age of 42? "Bill Veeck is very important in my career," Satch said. "He gave me my chance in the big =. leagues." What about his famous "tryout" with the Indians, the one with the chewing gum wrapper? "Well, Lou Boudreau was the manager and he said he had heard of me throwing on a chewing gum wrapper," said Paige who has had to tell the story hundreds of times before. "He wanted to see if I could do it, you know, throw the ball over the wrapper. I think Tdid it four butta five "times." Later somebody wanted to know about the first time Paige had faced Willie Mays. Willie's recollection the other day was that it was in Birmingham, that he was 15 or 16 years old, that he doubled his first time up and that Satch bit him on the arm with a pitch his second time at the plated Recollection Differs "I thought it was in Memphis and he flied out to right field," Paige said. "I don't ever remember hitting a man, do you?" Truthfully, : no, and I've known Paige about 25 years.. . They asked Paige who he thought were the best bitters he ever said and be said Josh Gibson, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams and then they asked him if he wasn't bitter over the fact it took him so long to reach 'the majors. „ "No," he said. "I had a world of my own. I was having a lotta fun. We was making money out there and we had some nice leagues out there, drawing some nice people. When the major leagues signed Jackie Robinson I figured he was the . man to take. They wanted a man with a college education." Paige didn't have to think long when " he was asked whether he felt he could have taken the early abuse Robinson did. "I don't think I could've took the things Jackie did," he said. "Not ^the 'nigger* stuff and when'they turned loose the black cat." Satchel Paige took, a whole lot himself in his time though. He also gave plenty back. ANYWHERE KENNEY'S KEMPTCN SANDWICHES hamburger, cheeseburger, fish, and tenderloin. OPEN 11 A.M. - 11 PM. America's first manned spacef­ light, "You give all of us older fellows some hope." Flight Most Productive Apollo 14 will go down in the books as the most scientifically productive flight man has made in space. Shepard, Roosa and Mitchell made a bullseye splashdown Tuesday and were picked.up by this helicopters carrier in one of toe smoothest astronaut recoveries ever made. They will remain in quarantine until Feb. 26, in case they are carrying alien germs from the moon. Quarantine restrictions however, have been relaxed somewhat to permit the three astronauts to leave their isolation trainer briefly Thursday to fly by helicopter to Pago Pago, Samoa. There they will switch to another quarantine van in an Air Force jet transport and fly directly to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, arriving there at 1:30 a.m. EST Friday. Half of the astronauts' 96 pounds*, of rocks and soil samples are headed to the space center ahead of them, due to arrive at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory at 5:30, Thursday. The rest of Apollo 14's treasure will arrive with the astronauts. Scientists eagerly waited the first samples. A preliminary examination inside the vaccum chambers of. the laboratory should tell whether the samples are similar in makeup to the 122 pounds returned by the missions of Apollos 11 and 12 in 1969. . a ; Geologists hope Apollo 14's samples are different and that they represent pieces of the original lunar crust. If they do, they should be at least one billion years older than the Apollo 11 and 12 samples. Astronauts Prove Worth George M. Low, acting administrator of the National Aeronautics, and Space Administration (NASA), . said the Campus Police Given Regular Police Powers By JOHN B. BARRETTE INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - Police on state university campuses would be given regular police powers under terms of a' bill, passed unanimously Tuesday by the , Indiana House and sent to the Senate. Not once were the words "campus disturbances" uttered by. Rep. Ray Crowe, R-Indianapolis, who urged passage as sponsor of the bill. In a low key sji^ech, Crowe said benefits would include: — Participation by campus po^ lice in training programs not now open to them. — Removal of the provision that campus police be appointed by county sheriffs, who may change as often as every four years. — Pride for the individual campus policeman. — Professional - police standards for campus forces serving university communities that are larger than some towns. No one spoke against the bill. It was sent to the Senate for consideration after it passed, 930. House members also passed a bill, 88-1, that would allow Indiana Vocational. Technical College students to receive state scholarships. .. A third measure to allow school corporations discretionary powers in investing building funds with financial institutions cleared the House, 93-0.. Oue bill ran into opposition but passed, 79-17. It would earmark toll road funds for construction and maintenance of other toll roads. Rep. Victoria Caesar, D-Gary, objected that persons living near the northwest toll road "who pay the largest amount of toll on that toll road" should not have to continue because, they thought "that when the bonds were retired it would become a freeway." Rep. Stephen L, Ferguson, R- Bloomington, chairman of t h e House ; Roads Committee and the bill's sponsor, said reports show 75 to 80 per cent of northwest .toll road users are from out of state. Rep. Jack W. Mclntyre, R- Bloomfield, urged passage and said, "We have areas in the state of Indiana that must have money for highway construction." Other House bills passed and sent to the Senate would:' — Authorize, the - Indianapolis airport authority to sell and exchange real estate to aid in expansion. — Remove the statutory interest limitations upon general ob- lgation bonds and revenue bonds of the Indianapolis airport authority. — Remove the provision that all elementary school courses except languages be taught in English. Only one of 18 bills before the House Tuesday moving toward final consideration in that chamber was amended. Rep. Richard C. Bodine, D-Mishawaka, amended a bill that would allow counties to set up data processing facilities to exclude Marion and Allen Counties, i BEAUTIFUL NEW VACATION RESORl DIRECTLY OH THE OCEAH! • Beautifully decorated air-conditioned rooms, all with a view of the blue Atlantic. Ample free parking. Bank, Movie Theatre and 21 retail shops right on the premises. • Shutfleboard, ping pong, children's play area.. Perfect location for sightseeing, shopping, exciting nightlife t golf. racine. boating, water sports. •Vindjammer dining Room, coffee shop, 3 cocktail bars (two indoors—one outdoors under the Rooftop Suspended Swim Pool). 'FREE HOLIDEX RESERVATION SYSTEM Confirms your reservation immediately, in writing—just call any Holiday Inn or your travel agent. . . HOME OF fAMOUS : WINDJAMMER LOUNGE Featuring live entertainment, two great bands, dancing nightly. HilJ*»r Inn Qcaanildt 3000 East Lit Olat Blvd.. Ft. Uuderdalt, Fla. 33316 Unit lend information: Q Vacation • Sale; Meet Olympic Siied Rooftop Heated pool, sun terrace, chaises, cabanas Unbeatable for conventions (10.000 Sq. Ft. o( Meetinf Rooms k . Banquet Space) Page 7 Barrow Show Opens Today astronauts proved the. worth jof man in space—"that man can achieve the objectives- well beyond the capabilities of any machine that has" yet to be devised." Shepard's wife, Louise, said her husband's "dedication, persistence and self-discipline" ' helped him reach the. moon after waiting 10 years from his first space flight. J Mrs. Joan Roosa watched-the splashdown on television and said of her husband, "That's the most handsome man i]ve ever seen." .'-j There was cheering, too,] at the Mitchell home near the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. "It's very easy to Some,769 barrows have been entered in the Hoosier Spring Barrow Show opening Feb. 10 with on-foot competition at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. A carcass awards banquet will be held the night of Feb. 13 at the Holiday Inn Northwest, also in Indianapolis. Live judging will be held for both single barrows and truckloads, both purebreds andcross- breds. A Pork Production Derby to identify fast gaining market hogs that produce superior carcasses will be held again. A Rookie Class for individual farmers, family partnerships, corporations, breeding or feeding establishments that have not shown in the all-Indiana event for eight years will be held as a smile today,'/ said Mrs. Louise r. separate show. All animals will be shown [in one class and on- foot and carcass champions selected. Entries for the oh-foot competition: single barrows, 401; truck load, 287; Derby, 39 and Rookie Class, 42. (Six barrows comprise a truckload). On-foot j judges will be a trio of animalj scientists — Max D. Judge, Purdue . University; Al Christian, jlowa State University, .and' Harlan Ritchie^ Michigan State University. Carcass class judges will be James Kemp, University jofj Kentucky; John. Romans, University of Illinois, and Judge. | .' I Barrows -will be slaughtered at plants of these participating packers: Emge Packing Co., so Mitchell. "It just comes natural." . ; I "It's sure nice to be home again/' Shepard said after I he transferred from the twinjjet helicopter that plucked him from the bobbing command module Kitty HKawk. to Ihe flag-draped quanrantine van .j « "We had a terrific flight. It's been just super all the way around. We had a lot of fun. We've had some problems, but. I don't think there's any question about it for me. The most thrilling moment is right now, not only because w^'re back from the grip of moon, but because I'm going back home." Inc., Anderson; Marhoefer Packing Co., Inc., Muncie; Stadler Packing Co., Columbus, and Stark, Wetzel & Co., Indianapolis. Ralph Bishop, Tipton swine producer, and John Halstead, executive secretary of the Indiana Pork Producers Association, are co-managers of the show. Sponsors of the show are the Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc.; Indiana Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, Inc.; Indiana Meat Packers Association, Indianapolis Stockyards, Indiana Pork Producers Association, Indiana State Fair, Producers Marketing Association and Purdue. SIX ACRE TIPTON: % mile east FAMILY DINING ROOM RESTAURANT on hiqhway 28 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK COFFEE SHOP II a.m - lOp .m 6 ACRES Open Monday thru.Saturday Lunch 11 A.M. - 2 P.M. Dinner 5 P.M. - 10 P.M. You've tried the rest 4™ FAMILY NOW TRY THE BEST! DINING ROOM i • v: Steaks-Sea foods-Salads plus Italian Specialties LOUNGE II a.m. - 1 a. m. NAME. ADDRESS, CITY,. STATE, ZIP. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA Monday thru Saturday WE RE OPEN

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