Aiken Standard And Review

July 21, 1969

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Aiken Standard and Review (Newspaper) - July 21, 1969, Aiken, South Carolina WEATHER FORECAST Tartly cloudy with shower* through Tuesday. Little change In temperature. High today in the 40s Co**™ Public LiN«y ♦ <> '*> > ^ ^mp*r»ture, High tow rn    ^    v-    -    -    ^    ^    Dally    10«    —    W««kly    by    C»rriw'll* * Aiice a ites Voice Their OwnMoonshot Reactions, Thoughts And Wishes* IM I na    MU    1    "But    I    hop.    they    malt*    It,”    he' go. Hop* I g*t to go .omeitey" . Mhn.*.to. i», — -.^^arwnr-j—cir-”    .(.em™**.    w*n.    .aid. ■n. / tat tai % i till (iv kinm worked In com inctlun in \    *■* jflMttk.    J    V    .      •    a    iciv,r*    i<ir.u. Blan* worked In eonjunctlon In ____    __    forming the American apace I center that the Russian module This has been a week of dread. wouJd n<Jt lnter(er« with this By CLAUDIA COPLON Staff Writer anticipation, and excitement here on planet Earth. The Apollo ll moon shot, s Jules Verne dream, has finally come true. Sunday's touchdown was unbelievable to several people. Others wished they could be along. Still others made plans for trips of their own — in the far future. The moonshot brought worldwide responses. Congratulations from England came to the space renter. With its message was a reminder that despite all, the men were still "originally British.” Specialists in India traveled across country spending over $000 to watch this space shot, as India has no television. Rus- American shot. Predictions for man’s "one day leaving the solar system” lost some of their f ft fit&SV# The Americans applauded, laughed, cried, and breathed signs of relief. The danger was still there. A walk on the uncertain surface of the moon, a lift-off, an orbit entray, and a return to earth still demanded completion. But the world had seen the *irsl-An estimated one and half billion people watched the moon show Another billion couldst, as it was not shown In the Soviet Union or In Red China. Businesses took advantage o rn "But I hope they make It," he added as an afterthought. Mr. and Mrs. W. Burr are visiting Aiken from Chicago, III. They are thinking about making their home here. "I think they should take care go. Hope I get to go someday," Well* said. Of all the reasons for going* Cooper Guy of Alfred Street had one of the most direct. "Sure I d like to be up there. It’s a goal man has finally Burr •oft drink firm ad- .ult*. Church tervlr*. through' Tanner the event. A _ vertised the "moon drink. Disc jockeys played only songs about the moon and the future. Dis neyland reported unusually good business for its "Flight to the Moon" ride. A Las Vegas casino offered special celebration at the landing. Mrs- Burr Wells Williams • / McGraw I. Guy sutta.    -       — out the United States and else where were centered around prayers for the astronauts. People In Aiken, too, were keeping track of the space module. “I think it's the greatest thing. It's pretty safe. If I were up Rulable,” said Grant Tanner of fear for them Evans Road. "I    don't think    the safe.” Russian capsule    is going to    get    Eddie Williams of    Route    4    had In the way. I ve watched    the I    opinion. apace program    every minute.,    ,,„|r.    to    be    there ti g lust creai. Mrs Ruth McGraw of Rolling I don't see any sensible reason wood Road agreed with Tanner. JWhy waste the time and th* An^hlr field got excellent re-1 there I would feel pretty com “I think they shoum lane    care    ii a o of this planet    first,” Mrs.    Burr    reached.    Me    IdI    BJ** J? said "I have    no desire to    ever    1 what the    soil    is    like.    C    toper go up there    We should worry    Guy Is a    soil    con    sec about the slums here first." ! Ira Guy of A r *    * I Burr differed. "It s good that math teacher st the University we got there first. If we got there at Georgia, summed up , think they .re lict" ll- .bruted hi, .boul. 'Th!, wdtt tam.* nafonjU hers to his wife s reply.    unltv, Ira Guy    Paia.    ii win Dennis Wells was hurrying    to    ; give a lot of Americans finish delivering bread    on his rn their country,    pride    In what route. He wanted to get    back    to    J they are doing.    They    havent I North Augusta to watch the been too happy With the national touchdown.    moves concerning Vietnam, and I "It's a wonderful thing. Pd I poverty, and the Latin Amen- ••if, wonderful. I have no• do- jmoney^J^'heri h"iii' u^MhtaJt '^woui.lSr.ak* me their country sire to be there, but I have no | about me poor «•**«,    1 They’re proud «d now.” AN SEIS News In Brief Luna Darts Toward Moon IMW* jHattfcitfc ant Rebill* TELEPHONE NUMBERS: JODRELL BANK. England (AP) _ Luna 15 darted dramat-lcally nearer the moon Sunday surface. In Moacow, the Soviet news agency Tass said Luna 15 was mu my hr*: 1 j »----- . .    . maneuver Jodrell Bank .within IO miles of th# moon « scientist, ..Id could only mean' IU taw.*    „or the Soviet unmanned pro    .clentlltc    explor. Advertising Business Circulation Classified New* Photo Women's News bent on reconnaissance during the Apollo ll mission or was preparing to land.    ___ Observatory Director Sir Bernard Lovell said that after Luna 15 had carried out two course corrections its mean altitude was 40 miles above the lunar in* yivui    ----- - . mally in its scientific explora tion of Lunar space. Semi-official leaks in Moscow before last Sunday's launching said Luna 15 would pick up moon aoli and come back before U.S. astronauts could carry out this feat. 444-1441 AAS-1815 449-2311 444-2312 448-181$ 444-181$ 444-1818 Nixon Watches Apollo WASHINGTON (AP) - Presl-dent Nixon watched television in the hour before the astronauts landed Sunday on the moon and ■ald “it was one of the greatest moments of our time. The President commented that the last 22 seconds were the longest he ever lived throughway felt like a half an hour. White House press secretary Ronald L. ZlegW provided the presidential quotes after listening in on some of the conversation Nixon had with various officials after the touchdown. Among them were Secretary of State William P. Rogers and space administrator Thomas Paine by telephone, and Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman in person Are You Working Today? Mideast Fighting Heavier By The Associated Presa Israeli and Egyptian jets battled over the Suez Canal Sunday and raided each other’a ry in some of the heaviest fighting since the Middle East war of 1967. Each side claimed shooting down a large number of ? Egypt said It downed 17 Israeli jets and called It the "Arabs greatest victory” since 1967. Israel admitted losing two planes and said live Egyptian planes were downed—three MIG* and two Sukhoi SU7 lighters. The lighting began early Sunday with an Israeli commando attack on an Egyptian island fortress in the Gulf of Suez. Israeli planes followed up by hitting Egyptian positions across the Suez Canal for the llrst time since the 1967 war, and Egyptian jets then took to the air to raid Israeli targets in the occu pied Sinai Desert. Mrs. Gandhi Wins A Round NEW DELHI, India (API-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi won a major political victory by default Sunday when ousted Deputy Prime Minister Moral ji Desai announced he would continue to support her government. All government offices In Aiken will be closed today to commemorate    *    Brst landing on the moon. The Postoffice will make no carrier deliveries, but will conduct window service from 8 to IO s rn. for delivery of parcel post only. Mayor H. O. Weeks an nounced Sunday that city of flees will be closed. Banks will not open since Governor Robert McNair declared Monday a legal holiday. Employes of DuPont at the Savannah River plant will report for work. Employes of the Atomic Energy Commision will get a holiday. None of the industrial Slants has announced a holl ay. Buslnesa firms In Aiken will observe the holiday on a voluntary basta. Wheeler Cautious On Lull SAIGON (AP) — Gen Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sun-day he sees no "political moth j vatlon" on the part of the Com- j munist Command in the current lull on Vietnam battlefields. In a 15-mlnute airport news conference closing a four-day tour of the war zone, Wheeler also said the current level of infiltration from North Vietnam —lower than a year ago—is expected to continue for the next several months. But Wheeler said that the enemy's inffitfffton, like Its battlefield performance, has always been cyclical. He added. "I will have to walt another few months before I know exactly what the enemy is up to." Wheeler declined to discusa the subject of further American troop withdrawals—beyond noting that the "Vietnamtzation” of the war, "including U. S. troops replacements,” was a prime subject for his tour. “Wheeler said he thought It would be "unbecoming of me to preempt the President'' by commenting on withdrawals before he returns to Washington to report to President Nixon and Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird. •NICE GOING, POP' EriC„Ar8,r0nn fVTa'the b°i«0fofAa0U0rge1r (“nVThat^a/been'TwnK at the Arm-•mall American nag *t the bas. ©I a    ,ucce,sful    touchdown    on    Moon. Se Arm^oU tart niKh(. became .he first man to .et foot on the lunar ,ur- face. (UPI Telephoto)    ---------- The Word For Eagle Desai’s statement to parlla mentarians of the ruling Con gress party ended speculation that he might attempt to undermine her slim parliamentary majority in retaliation for her having removed him from the cabinet. Earth Has Eyes On Moon Phone Firm’s New Exchange In Service’ LONDON    (A P )—C r o w d s screamed joyously in Trafalgar Square, people danced In Chile, a Russian shouted "Hooray''. Almost everyone on earth was somehow touched by man s arrival on the moon. Pope Paul VI praised America's three astronauts as "conquerers of the moon minutes after the Eagle spacecraft touched down on the lunar sur face. He By SAUL PETT AP Spec ial Correspondent SPACE CENTER. Houston (AP) — Why, oh why. did we tire and age them before their appointed time? Why did we waste them on elections and no-hltters, on bull markets and murders, on TV shows and cir- I    a    didn't    it    and    didn’t    I later In history after they had we-'The lunar lander was sep- landed and walked on the moon. a rat! ne from the mother ship photographed and sampled 1 s   “»»"<’ «"•" u’,oward expanse of endless space and a new destiny.” Soviet media did not dramatize the landing. Reports of the touchdown were buried in Soviet television and radio newscasts behind other news of the day. But individual    Muscovites cheered and expressed congratulations to Americans in the Soviet capital. "Hooray," one yelled. "It’s a great day," Sunday morning at 2:01 a m. men    **    ---..... —- * . earth, at that, have landed on the moon? All along, It turns out, the as-tronauts had the words, the sun pie right words, the nouns without adjectives, the verbs with out adverbs, the strong work manlike words that would stand own on UU; lune,    •'.    r    J said man faces "the I shouted another. Ted Kennedy Faces ‘Left Scene’ Charge EDGARTOWN, Mass. <AP)-|He reportedly escaped with _    „    ,    I    ,1,1,at a rtrrn r*»ntlV WUS Only a cuses ? sunday mumm* **»    -.....1    Why didnt we pullp ^ ag tad (r(,P8 in the upward path telephone history was made in 1    ln    the story ©! man from the mud to the Aiken County when the North I ^ ^ words as historic moon    themselves    in Augusta exchange was cut into and mornentous, dramatic and    m(>taphor    lt    couldn’t service by Southern Bell. j breathtaking, fantastic and in only ^Ht’a better moment. Until that time the North Au- ^edible? ^ ^ ^ with now ex. | "The Eagle has wings.'' they guata area was served by t u-gusta. Since the changeover was > made, calls between Aiken, Graniteville, Bath and North Augusta are no longer long distance. Last Thursday, North Augusta city officials and members cfi    yMBIA      The    revolution the county delegation toured h    ^    ^    Generai    Assembly new $1.2 million North Augus a ^ g ^ ^ ^ Qn thg 8econd Mon-central office as guests of South-, . y (n Januaryi 1973. em Bell. Miss North Augusta Melting in their traditional anu inning ***v    , fr»it thfit suddenly the (‘ftrth I: a cl nome. win,.." men, following “****»    «•**    “T two men, were pulling loose ered descent.    Go. Eagle, g . .rom the doubt* thM ^mmoblUie I Go riue.^o,how§ and the lear* that bind human! j ^ Ut    ^ ^    ^    . ^ • The*16Eagle ha. wing*.- A pie. 40.000 feet over ’h* moon- breaking away from the Mild    *jj thou„nd feet and and the safe, from certainty and ; Fourteen xnousanu »    ( home. To what? We would soon coming dov.n beau . ^ New Era Dawns In Space Age SPACE CENTER. Houston (Apt — Man landed and walked on tha moon Sunday. July 20, 1969. Two Americans. Neil A Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., 240,000 miles from their home on the planet Earth, settled to a dustv landing on the moon's allen soil at 4 18 p.m. EDT and some six hours later Armstrong made the first footprint on that strange globe. In a bulky suit that ga\e him the life-sustaining environment of his planet, Armstrong climbed laboriously down the nine steps on a ladder ut the side of his spaceship. Aldrin, hi* companion on th la trek of history, waited inside th* ship Eagle to watch Armstrong’s progress before venturing down himself.. They had been impatient to be out—to complete man s an< lent dream. They asked, and received permission, to maka their walk early. Ea„de landed on th# moon at 4 18 p m EDT while Michael Collins-in the mother ship that brought them—continued to girdle the moon awaiting their reunion 22 hours later. "Houston.” Armstrong » vole# called out in the first human communication from the m»>o«. ‘•Tranquillity Base here. Th# Eagle has landed.” 'Fantastic," said Collin* on [his lonely orbital perch tome «• miles above. Later Aldrin sent a message “to ask every person listening, wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate I the events of the past f*-w houri and to give thanks in hi* or he* own way." The events that brought them here were already inventoried, and the hazards known. As Eagle neared the surface of the moon. Armstrong saw that the computerized automat* (See MAN ON, Page 2) know after thousands of years of not knowing. "See you later", chirpy Columbia says to departing Eagle. Later would be 30 long hours 'Two thousand feet "Fourteen hundred feet. . "Five hundred and forty feet.” Gent Iv. Eagle, oh, gently. See THE WORD, Page * It Can Happen—In 1973 BV HUGH E. G.BSON    lh,lr own number and elected big.coun^    ”    « Special Assignment* Miter newsmen ^ ^ ^    with    &1    el .he W4 l .ouae seats share o A complaint charging Sen. Edward M. Kennedy with leaving the scene of an accident will be sought as the result of an auto wreck in which a woman died, police said Sunday. The victim, Miss Mary Jo Ko-pechne, 28, of Washington, D.C., former secretary to the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., was riding in a car that skidded off a narrow bridge and into a pond on Chappaquiddick Island. Kennedy was driving. what apparently mild concussion. The accident happened between ll p.m. Friday and I a m. Saturday, but went unreported until IO a.m. Saturday.    , "I am firmly convinced there hvere was no negligence involved,” police chief Dominic J. Arena told newsmen Sunday. "But the matter of the time period after the accident—there is, in my lane Sherer, was on hand to t.aUfus on the eve ol the new assist in the tour.    i    legislative session, a tightly cr umbers In the North Au- ganized majority of 29 uihan AU numbers in .ne    nQW    ■    „Democratic senators iTn With m ilee. h Island is scrapped -he hallowed scmonty not affected hy_the change New directories have been dc to Aiken, Graniteville, Augusta sub- their own number new chairmen. Everything went: the vital It nance Committee, Judiciary, Education, Banking and Insurance, Highways, Commerce and Manufactures, even Agriculture. Rural county Democrats who had been their chairmen for decades were denied even a seat. The lesser committees were tossed to the stunned rural Democrat* and to the handful of Republicans waiting outside the closed doors for their usual crumbs. Newspaper headlines and excited television newsmen wert blg-county    re present a tlves^    re-    I gee aTu^tncr..”m'.heir veiled and    «el»d    the £lm.    t.    £tTofVcoliolic beverage rev- With    enues. and a new law requiring d“d    °n!y &n °rdinanCe t0 &nnCX veteran Speaker Solomon Blatt ur^s' ^ levy 0j two cents a of Barnwell and "lilac    added    to the gasoline with a Greenville member.    ---- lapp'      ... rule and seized control of the 4t. seat chamber. Ousted and replaced by a . N'orth    Augusta sun-    senator from Columbia was Sen- Bath and North    president    Pro Tempore Ed-    'senate    revolt scribers.    lnvested    about    gar A. Brown of Barnwell. Then blaring he •    t    gt Southern Bell invest. ^ thp rebejS) representing the story vhtn ™    day and matter    of    toe    time    period    airer i$2.8    minion    ^    oneration    state’s nine most populous eoun-    a^ge^nd    shattering the accident—there is, in my ,ar°a Tl^lfto South Carolina tie. and a handful of suburban rx^odfd    g „arrow opinion, a violation conrcrning ;from    angoovcr of this "satellites." parked every m^ bombsh lh I    .    ....    . going    from    the    scene,    leaving    ta    the    law^t    history.    I Jor banding committee with but tightly the scene.”    “kmd    m bouin In rapid-fire order, the new presiding officer appointed members from the nine counties to all the key standing committees: Ways and Means, Judiciary, Education and Public Works. Agriculture. They took over also the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, along with the Military, Public and Municipal Affairs panel, and voted in their new chairmen. Things happened with bewildering speed in the (lays that lei- ion,ort All revenue ‘‘Kickback a SSS    —• ••—»• 17 Ct I IWW    “ tax and earmarked for city free way construction in those coun ties with 89,000 or more population.    ,    ,    .... A general appropriation bill carrying huge new sums for assistance to municipal governments and urban schools came out of the Ways and Means Committee and survived a House filibuster. Outnumbered and demoralised. rural legislators lost every battle. Their "kickbacks” slowed to a thin trickle, all faced huge (See IT CAM Paw* 2.) Citv Council Hold Special Meeting Today Aiken City Council will meet In a special session tonight. Regularly scheduled meetings for July had been cancelled. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. in the Municipal Bldg. Further consideration will be given to the engineering report on the Kennedy Kolony drainage. At the most recent meeting of Council, permission was given developers of the sub div ision to resume work, after Council was assured the drainage problem had been corrected Nearby property owners filed a protest with Council and the work was halted a second tim* until the drainage problem was corrected. Bids for construction ot a multi-purpose play space at Virginia Acre Recreation Area will be announced. Council will discuss the bids for work on the culvert under the railroad in th* Rollingwood area. Several annexations and zoning of property will be con* sidered. ;