VANGUARD'S AFTERMATH: JEERS AND TEARS

ASSOCIATED PRESS teletypes:

FLASH

VANGUARD...

BUST IT

Soviet Army's RED STAR:

Uncle Sam thought of launching a Sputnik into the sky.

He announced it to the whole world, not two days but two years in advance.

The boastful and rich uncle called his Sputnik Vanguard.

The name was beautiful and quite chic,

But it turned out to be pshik.

Los ANGELES HERALD & EXPRESS:

9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-PFFT

Scripps-Haward's ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS:

We are now in a situation where no alibis, however valid, suffice. Of course there was too much publicity; we always talk too much.

LONDON DAILY MIRROR:

OH DEAR!!!

LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL:

A shot may be heard around the world but there are times when a dud is even...

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