Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 26, 1963 · Page 35
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 35

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 26, 1963
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Titan 2 Not Yet Ready to GoMoonward By Ralph Dlghton NORTON AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The silo-launched, super-payload Titan 2 is ready for war—but not for its prime peacetime job: lofting the two-man Gemini capsule into space. The Air Force and the civilian space agency have begun inten* sive research to reduce bone-rattling vibrations set up during the burning of Titan 2's 430,000-pound- thrust first-stage engine. They say they are close to solving the problem. These longitudinal vibrations are enough to bounce an astronaut up and down so hard he would have difficulty operating his controls for several critical seconds during launch. They do not interfere with Titan 2's effectiveness as a missile. Its nuclear payload is designed to withstand much worse jolting —even the nearby explosion of an antimissile rocket iwould not put the giant warhead out of action. Human payloads, however, are more delicate. No one is sure just how much jouncing an astronaut can take, but there is general agreement that the one-half "G" stress would at least impair the effectiveness of the two men in a Gemini capsule. The "G" stands for gravity. An extra half gravity load means the astronauts would be bouncing up and down just as if they were driving on an extremely bumpy road at high speed. The worst of it is, the bouncing comes at a critical times—when the astronauts must make decisions and push buttons to eject themselves in case the missile THE WIZARDS OF SPACE 02) GalesburgReaister*Mait, Galesburg, Ml. Wednesday, June 26 r 1963 JJL Peterson, Nelson, Lindberg Families Hold Reunion •y Don Oottfey and John Lonn Only the power of the atom will give men true mastery of space travel. The energy in one pound of uranium is equal to that in 10 million pounds Of gasoline. Working to harness this stupendous energy 5s the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office (SNPO), a joint organization of National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission. Its headquarters are at Germantown, Md., with extensions at Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Albuquerque, N.M. and at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station at Jackass Flats, Nev. Nuclear rocket work was begun by the AEC Sn 1955. After eight years and $400 million, such a rocket is still years away. Name of the program is Rover. This project Includes the Kiwi series of flightless reactors (first panel), the Nerva engine and RIFT (Re- actor-in-FTight-Test), the Nerva flight vehicle. SNPO is also developing the SNAP reactors. Where the Kiwi reactor heats a light gas, such as hydrogen, and shoots it out the nozzle for propulsion, the Snap reactor generates electricity to run a small electric engine. SNAP-8 will be flight tested in 1965, but the first 100-foot-high RIFT with a Nerva engine (second panel)—considered to be the first true nuclear space engine—may not be launched until 1968 or later. • • • At Edwards AFB in southern California is one of NASA's smallcf installations—the Flight msible le. )gr Will continue. In the meantime, the Air Force Research Center. This facility is responsic for the famed X-15 rocket research plane. The X-15, an NASA-Air Force-Navy program. plans to use modified F-104 Starfighters (third panel) to train astronauts. A rocket booster will shove the planes up to 140,000 feet, above most of the atmosphere. Also at the Flight Research Center, Apollo astronauts will practice moon landings in an ungainly looking simulator (fourth panel). A jet engine will counteract five-sixths of the earth's gravity. The remaining sixth, equal to the moon's pull, will be handled by rockets. NEXT: Marshall and the Saturn should blow up on the pad. In Atlas-boosted Mercury capsules, malfunction detection is automatic. In the Titan-Gemini system, however, plans call for the final decision to rest with the pilots. Brig. Gen. John L. McCoy, Titan boss in the ballistic systems division here, acknowledges the vibration problem, but says he is confident it will be whipped. "The Gemini calendar calls for manned launchings in late 1964 or 1965," General McCoy said in an interview. "The Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have common objectives in man-rating the Titan 2. I am confident we will have the Titan 2 ready in time to meet NASA's schedule." McCoy also disclosed for the first time that Titan 2, although capable of carrying a bigger weapon farther than Titan 1, costs much less. In a wide-ranging interview based on Titan 2's recent achievement of operational status, McCoy placed the cost of the 54 Titan l's now operational at $200 million for each of six squadrons. New Windsor Residents See Cherry Mine Disaster Site NEW WINDSOR — Mrs. J. L. Peterson and Mrs. Violet Dawson accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smiley of Rock Island on a trip to Cherry Sunday to visit the scene of the mine disaster where 259 miners were killed a number of years ago. Mr. and Mrs. James Raisbeck of Matherville, Mr. and Mrs. Don- YEJUTS LOWEST PRICES! Quality nylon tires 21-month guarantee (8.70-15 black tubo-typt ' plut tax ana" tiro off your ear) WHITEWALLS ONLY SLIGHTLY HIGHER! LOWEST PRICES OH ALL SIZES! Famous BJ.Goodrich Long Milers are built with truck-tire tough Super-Syn. M0 MONEY DOWN WITH TOUR OLD TIRE! FREE MOUNTING! GUARANTEED 15 MOUTHS eoMMAmR $ Q 6 g Built with truck tin tough Supar-Syn. _ (t. 79x11 bltck tubt-ty/i*, plut tt* ind tin off your e*r}\ . A GUARANTEE YOU CAN TRUST! AH B.F.Goodrich tires are guaranteed nation-wide against blowouts, cuts, breaks caused by road hazards encountered in normal driving. 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Aein«.do«, ju, iwhwU, IU, Avon. n. Oalva, IU. B.F.Goodrich I aid Hall visited Starved Rock State Park Sunday. William Burgess of Coal Valley accompanied Percy Thomas, local rural letter carrier, to the picnic dinner of the Peoria 4 County Rural Letter Carriers Sunday at Jubilee Park near Peoria. Pete McVeigh, cub scoutmaster, members of the Cub Scouts and their parents, attended the potluck supper and meeting at Black Hawk State Park Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Anderson and son visited Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lindorf at Rock Island Sunday. Kirby, Keith, Kevin and Kathy Willems of Peoria spent Saturday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Willems. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Willems came Sunday to spend the day and their children returned home with them. Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Frerking came June 18 from Columbus, Ohio, for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Crawford. The Rev. Mr. Frerking attended a conference June 19, at Fort Wayne, Ind., and returned June 25 when they returned to their home. Mrs. Frerking was honored guest at a breakfast attended by 12 friends at the Crawford home June 24. Conducts Services Roger K. Lewis of the McCormick Seminary, Chicago, who conducted the services at the United Presbyterian Church Sunday, #as an overnight guest Saturday in the home of Mi", and Mrs. Percy Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Petrie were hosts to Lewis Sunday. Mrs. Marvin Enstrom of Alpha, whose birthday anniversary was June 20, was guest of honor Sunday evening in observance of the event. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Enstrom and family were entertained at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sholl. Neighbor Club Holds Picnic FAIRVIEW - The Friendly Neighbor Club and their guests met Tuesday in Big Creek Park for a picnic dinner. Plans were made to have the club's annual ice cream supper July 30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Van Houten. All those present received rewards. Mrs. Mabel Markley received an anniversary gift from her Secret Pal. Guests present were Mrs. Cora Daley.Mrs. Josie Breckenridge, Mrs. Donna Roberts, Debby, Becky, Mike and Pat; Barbara and Beverly Wilson, Ricky Roberts and Cinda Anderson. NEW WINDSOR - The annual Peterson, Nelson, Lindberg family reunion was held Sunday at Lake Storey, with approximately 40 relatives attending. Marvin Peterson and Herbert Peterson of New Windsor were elected president and vice president, respectively and Mrs. I>a- Vern Carlson of Galva, secretary- treasurer. Carl Johnson, Mountain Lake, Minn., Paul Peterson, Galesburg, Arthur Vanstrom and Roy Peterson, New Windsor, were re-elected arrangements committee. Mrs. Emily Enstrom of NeW Windsor, 92, was the oldest member of the group attending and Sherry Carlson, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Carlson of Galva, was the youngest. A program was presented dnd included accordion music by Keith Enstrom of Rock Island; magician act. Kenneth Enstrom; a song by five little girls; Hawaiian guitar selection, Sherrill Peterson, Galesburg, and songs by Trudy Peterson, New Windsor and Mark Enstrom, Rock Island, 'My Whiskey' Two words that reflect the warm, personal ' 3 pride a man has in a brand that's true to his trust Say Seagram's and be Sure > SEAGRAM-DISTILLERS COMPANY, NEW YORK CITY. BUNDED WHISKEY. 86 PROOF. 65% GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS. Vacationers Entertained at Henderson Grove HENDERSON GROVE - Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Nelson and family of Gulfport, Miss., and Mrs. Arttne Robertson and children of Wilmington are visiting this week with their mother, Mrs. Selma Nelson, and will attend the Nelson-Huff wedding Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Swenson of Austin, Tex., former residents here, are vacationing her with her sister, Mrs. Everett Smith, and family and her brother, Clarence Carlson, and family of Ontario. Mr. and Mrs. George Foster of Galesburg were supper guests Saturday of Mrs. Maude Peterson. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holcomb, Ashley and Leona have returned home after a vacation trip that took them to Corpus Christi and other points in Texas! Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hallberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hallberg and Carolyn drove to Polo Sunday and spent the day with the Rodney Hallbergs. Miss Rosa Nelson of Galesburg spent the weekend with her brother Charles and family. Jim Hart, regarded as a future third baseman for the San Francisco Giants, began the 1963 season with Tacoma. MODEL TB-304X 2-DOOR CONVENIENCE! BIG CAPACITY! BIG VALUES 219 95 • No coils on back • Needs no door clearance at side • Door shelves .,, store Vi gallon ONLY milk containers, tall bottles • Twin Porcelain Vegetable Bins • Butter $ Compartment • Four cabinet shelves (one slides out). With Trade *10 Years old or less of standard make-in | good operating condition. 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