I was just setting out to put down some bio to explain an incident, kind of like an engineering "Trip Report". A SCREENPLAY xs???? I am amazed (LOL)...
OK, onward to the proposal.. I have to dig it out from where it resides, but I believe the DTG (Date-Time Group) is somewhere in early October, 1968, or thereabouts. I forget the filing time (DTG's show the message precedence, date,, the Zulu Time [UTC/GMY] and the month/ year, thusly, and I will use the time right now, on this post, and make it "Priority" precidence (there are Routine(R), Priority(P), Operational Immediate(O), and Flash (Z) which, of course, causes all sorts of frantic activity.) Sot if this post were a msg, the header would look something like:
DE GWMOORE (whatever msg number it was)
P 131302Z MAY 05
ROBERT A COOK PE
SUBJ; REPLY TO PING THIS DATE
(rest of message)
NNNN (end of msg indicator)
(I left out some carriage returns/ line feeds before the "NNNN"
Now, of course, this would have included some esoteric call signs, routing indicators, etc, etc, and is in the style when mechanical teletypes were in use, where one always put 2 Ok that's the skinny on the date of the proposal, and a leasing in communications 101, Teletype Procedure:Message Format :-)
Now we will see who was first [ large grin}
i have NO IDEA what that said, and it will be up to robt to fess up that you were likely BEFORE HIM in proposing.