Idaho State Journal, March 1, 1966

Idaho State Journal

March 01, 1966

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Idaho State Journal (Newspaper) - March 1, 1966, Pocatello, Idaho Heavy Snow Three to five Inches of snow tODight. Winds 25 to 35 miles per hour. Snow continuing Wednes- tL Lr U Wednesday, 25. IDAHO STATE JOURNAL Special Duty Array can use Cassius Clay for ipecial project. See column by Art Buchwald on page 4. VOL LXIV, NO. 300 POCATEILO, IDAHO, TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1966 TEN CENTS Russians Land First Satellite On Planet Venus MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union today hmded a satellite the first man-made reach that clcud- on Venus, object to wreathed planet, Tass an- nounced. The satellite was Venus 3, launched last Nov. 16. The offi- cial news agency said it carried to the planet's surface a pennant with the coat of arms of the So- viet Union. There was no immediate lar radio communication was maintained with the probe and scientific information was re- Tass said. "During the approach of the probe to the planet, the commu- nication period at the final stage did not take place." This radio silence was not ex- plained. The rendezvous with Venus was achieved through a correc- tion of the flight trajectory Dec. claim that Venus 3 made a con-j26' Tass trolled landing, indicating that1 it had crashed. The Soviet Un- ion made history's first soft landing on the moon last month. The first Tass announcement said Venus 3 fell silent before hitting the planet in the final stage of the flight, indicating it was not sending signals from the planet. But before that it presumably had been sending back informa- because Tass said regular tion, radio communication had "been maintained. However, Tass disclosed that another Soviei probe, Venus 2, passed the planet Sunday and presumably it will provide much scientific information. Tass said Venus 2 passed only miles from the planet. Venus 2 was launched Nov. 12, and it presumably is continuing on an orbit around the sun. America's Mariner 2 passed miles from Venus on Dec. 14, 1962. It radioed back inval- uable scientific data, including information that Venus' surface is 800 degrees, too hot for hu- man life. ,'Tass said data sent back by Venus 2 and 3 are being pro- cessed studied. Venus' distance from the earth ranges from 25 million to 161 million miles. The first Soviet Venus probe, Venus 1, passed within miles of the planet in 1961. But its radio died shortly after launching and it failed to provide data. Today's landing on Venus was another space Ing on the heels of the success- ful touchdown on the moon-Feb. 3. The moon satellite sent back pictures of the lunar surface de- scribing details never bei'ore seen by man. "Throughout the flight, regu- LBJ Appeals To For Settlement WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Johnson appealed to Ha- noi today to negotiate peace, and held out the promise of a massive reconstruction program that would include North Viet Nam. Johnson, addressing his re- marks directly to the leaders of North Viet Nam in a White House ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the Peace Corps, urged that they "negoti- ate peace and let war stand aside white the people of Viet Nam choose." "For our Johnson said, "we will bs willing to abide by the outcome." Johnson told Hanoi's leaders "total victory is beyond expec- tation for they must know it is..." The only answer, Johnson said, is to negotiate peace and let the people of South Viet Nam, through free elections, se- lect their leaders and their way of life. "We are ready, when that day comes, to join in a massive effort to reconstruction and de- velopment open to all includ- ing North Viet Johnson Traffic Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1966 to date .20 1965 to date..................28 1964 to date..................23 House, Senate Near Vote on Military Bill CRUMBLING drop hose and start dash to safety as well of blazing warehouse starts to crumble. The fire swep! a four-story brick warehouse in Toledo, Ohio, Monday. Fire of- ficials figured damge to the building. Cause o! the fire was undetermined. (AP Photo) WASHINGTON (AP) With i use by Johnson of force to coun- the House heading toward a vote on a Viet Nam mili- tary supply bill, Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont., announced today he will move to kill any policy rider to a similar Senate measure. Mansfield, the Senate Demo- cratic leader, indicated he be- lieves he will have overwhelm- ing support for thus disposing of a proposal by Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore." ter Communist aggression in Asia. McCormack said once the 3 to 5 Inches Of New White Stuff Expected Living up to its reputation, March has come to Pocalello Mansfield said it was possible! Hon-a cold, snowy one. Be Senate could act on the bill! snow fell this morning, and three to five inches of snow is forecast for tonight. The cold and snow are part of a storm covering the inter- mountain area. The U.S. Weath- er Bureau has issued storm warnings throughout East Ida- ho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the later in the day. Earlier, after he and House Speaker John W. McCormack had met with President Johnson Monday Mansfield had pre-cViCted pas- sage by a wide margin before the end of the week. Morse, a critic of Johnson's Asian policies, told reporters he will offer a rider to rescind a 1964 resolution approving the GEMINI PLANS CONTINUE Cernan, Stafford Replace Spacemen Killed in Crash By HARRY F. ROSENTHAL ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Elliot See Jr., was quiet and intro- spective, humble about his part in America's space program but given to flashes of droll humor. Air Force Maj. Charles A. Bas- sett 11 was a devoted family man who lavished attention on his Model A Ford whenever his rigorous schedule permitted. As astronauts their training had been focused toward a sin- gle two-or three-day space mission of Gemini 9, ten- tatively scheduled for May. See. 38, a civilian, and Bas- sett, 34y were flying from Houfc tan into St. Louis Monday for more training when their T38 jet plane glanced off a McDonnell Aircraft Corp. building near the airport and fell to earth in flames. See and Bassett died in the crash. Allies Wipe Out 605 Cong, Seize Weapons By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) U.S. air cavalrymen and Viet- namese troops decimated a Communist company in the Bong Son sector today while U.S. Marines and other Viet- namese battled the Viet Cong's elusive 1st Regiment in three actions farther north. The Marines claimed they lulled 115 of the enemy, cap- tured six and seized nearly 100 weapons in the fighting that be- gan with their arrival by heli- copter Monday 12 miles south- east of Hue, 400 miles north of Saigqn. This was reported to have boosted to 605 killed and 14 cap- tured the toll of an offensive launched by government troops eight days ago in South Viet Nam's two northern provinces, with actions centering from 20 to 50 miles from North Viet Viet Nam's frontier. Government troops and heli- copters of the U.S. 1st Air Cav- alry Division cooperated in strikes against about 100 Viet Cong on the shore of the South China Sea near Bong Son, 300 miles northeast of Saigon. Eight hundred Marines made the landing Monday southeast of Hue. They linked up with Viet- namese paratroops and rangers and quickly established contact with a main force unit of Viet Cong. 400 A 350-man government infan- try battalion flank of the moved into battle the 400 miles northeast of Saigon this morning and found 100 more bodies. Most of them had been killed by air atlacks before the arrival of the Marines. A Marine spokesman said the Viet Cong reacted sharply, "were wry apRrcssjve and well but addci that the combined air-ground assault was too much for them. South Vietnamese torces spot- ted 15 to 20 junks apparently trying to evacuate the remnants of Ihe Viet Cons; from the coast- al peninsula where Ihe lighting flared. Air attacka were sum- moned but there was no immed- iate report of results. Vietnamese troops took block- ing positions along a river par- allel to the peninsula to prevent the enemy's escape by land. Other government battalions continued operations farther north around Quang Tri City, less than 20 miles from the 17th Parallel demilitarized zone. A spokesman said one spearhead killed 48 Viet Cong and captured tluee machine guns, one mortar and 42 other weapons Monday. I This raised the enemy toll since the drive began eight days ago to 390 Viet Cong killed, 8 captured and 79 weapons seized, he said. In the aftermath of a battle Monday around the government "new life" hamlet of Vp Dat, 75 miles northeast of Saigon, the defending Vietnamese troops found 48 Viet Cong bodies left behind. Three other Commu- nists were captured with their weapons in the fierce fight, a spokesman said. Defense Attorneys Open Summations In Mossier Slaying MIAMI. Fla. (AP) The de- fense, opening final summations of the Jacques Mossier murder trial today, admonished a jury that it lacks proof positive "that Melvin Lane Powers and else homicide." Harvey St. committed that Jean, a Miami criminal attorney, arguing in defense of Powers and his aunt, Candace Mossier, who are ac- cused of the 1964 slaying of her husband, said: "What has satisfied you be- yond a reasonable doubt that Melvin Lane Powers and no other persons committed that St. Jean called attention to Vincent T. Caltagirone, 29. a former roommate of the slain Mossier. From the witness stand CallaRirone denied any connection with the slaying. "Where was he the night of the St. Jean de- manded. "He told you he had no alibi. The motive. A strange relationship." Circuit Ironically, the capsule they were to ride into space was in- side the building less than 500 feet from their bodies. McDon- nell builds the spacecraft. In another T38, right behind See and Bassett, was the Gemi- ni 9 backup crew, Air ?orce Lt. Col. Thomas P. Stafford and Navy Lt. Cmdr, Eugene A. Cer- nan, who landed safely. They did not see the crash. Later in the day they were named the prime crew for the ninth mission, and a space agency official said the flights of Gemini 8 in mid-March and Gemini 9 are expected to be on schedule. The four astronauts were to undergo two weeks training to-i gether at the sprawling plant in a large simulator used in preparing for Gemini missions. Surveying the effect st the deaths on the Gemini schedule, a Manned Spacecraft Center official said: "Everything is on NEW CREW OF GEMINI NiNE-Asfronauts Thomas P. Staf- ford and Eugene A. Cernan have been named the prime crew for the Gemini 9 mission after the deaths of Elliot See Jr., and Charles A. Bassett II in crash of their TJ8 jet plane. Stafford, an Air Force Lt. Col., and Ceman, a navy Lt. Cmdr., had been the backup crew of the flight scheduled for May. (AF Wirephoto) schedule; the schedule isn't going to change it all." Visibility was poor at Lam- bert-St. Louis Airport as See, the pilot of the single-engine jet. made his descent. The plane hit the roof, gouged a triangular wedge in the building's corru- gated steel sides, and dropped in flames. It was feet to the left of the instrument land- ing runway. One witness said the pilot turned on his afterburners, ap- parently in a desperate attempt to gain altitude. .-Some the build ing which houses a jet fighter production line in addition to the area where the spacecraft was being readied for shipment to Cape Kennedy, Fla. Shock knocked down 15 workers and two were hospitalized. McDon- nell said more than were in the building. Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard Jr., who was the first American in space, flew to St. Louis to head the investigation into the crash. Fellow astronauts in Houston told the wives of See and Bas- sett of the tragedy. Sally, the oldest of See's three children, had her 10th birthday last Tues- day. Bassett was the father of a 9-year-oid girl and a boy who will be 5 next month. Flags "at Space Center were lowered to Mor4f than likely another backup crew will a few days.' be named Colorado. Officials are warning farmers to protect their live- stock. Travelers have been money authorization bill is passed, he is confident the House Appropriations Commit- tee will act rapidly on (he actual appropriation bills for military and economic purposes in Viet Nam. Senate passage of the bill seemed assured after a cluster of vocal opponents had decided the measure was "not a proper vehicle" for battling the admin- istration's Southeast Asian poli- cies. The 17 senators who for 14 days had talked the bill to a standstill on the Senate floor met twice Monday and then an- nounced they would not offer a controversial anti-escalation amendment to the measure, part of billion for emer- gency military use sought by Johnson. But the opposition accused jof filibustering by administra- j tion supporters made it clear L- i_ null auuuvi if o niciuc 11 expet g y !that a backdown on the money conditions. Harry Mansfield, chief mete- orologist at the U.S. Weather Bureau said the snow will con- tinue into Wednesday. Snow will be whipped by wirnb of 25 to 15 iniies per hour. Mansfield said the five-day forecast calls far clearing Thursday and Fri- day. The temperature a expected to fall to K tonight aid rise to wry Z5 Wednesday. cism of Johnson's Viet Nam pol- icies. Explained the group's spokes- man, Sen. J. W. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "None of us wonts to deprive the armies in the field of anything they need. Ihis argument coming up, and none of us wish- es in any way to be accused of obstructing the supply of our .___ Six Reapportion Plans Hit Senate By JIM ADAMS BOISE (AP) Legislation re- quiring Idaho motorists to stop for nearly all loading and un- loading school buses as. be- fore passed the House with almost no debate today and sent on to the Senate. The bill would revert Idaho law substantially to the way it was before the legislature au- thorized a change last year. It passed the House' today 71-3. In the Senate, separate party caucuses and then a joint cau- cus were called to pin down the agreement on procedure in han- dling the reapportionment probe. The agreement, reached Mon- day behind closed doors, called for sending six different reap- portionment plans to the Senate fleer to be taken up one after anther. '.However, it was agreed that notice of possible reconsidera- tion would be given following passage of any measure so. that a second vote could be-taken. The plan called for the begin- floor debate Wednesday, only four days before the Sat- urday finish lor the 20-day spt- cial session. And two "backup" bills re- creating the existing ST-member Ewse ..were, introduced in the House today. Rep. Orval Han- sen, R-BonneviUe, said were introduced in case they they are needed for any reason later. The school bus stopping law passed today would eliminate the change authorized by the legislature last year that per- mits motorists to pan loading and unloading school buses un- less a stop arm indicates stu- dents will cross the roadway. The Idaho Magistrates Asso- ciation which said students' fives would be endangered M motorists become used to pass- ing the buses began the drive last fall for a return to the old law. There was no opposing debate but Rep. Alvin Benson, D-Owy- bee, questioned whether irwould apply to buses stopping at regu- lar stops on city streets. Rep. John W. Molyneaux, D- Kootenai, who earned the bill, (Continued on Page 2, Cot. I) City Airport 'Image Changing Rapidly By LARRY BACON Journal Staff Writer Though the Pocatello Munici- pal Airport is a main air trans- jortation center for Southeast Idaho, it still has a look of an abandoned air base. But chang- es are in the wind. And in com- ig years the desolate landscape may take on a new look. Nestled in the center of the 900 acres of city-ownjd "air- port" property owped by the city is one of the ped airfields in fce state, lianas three runways capable of hand- and are still being used for maintenance, warehousing oper- ations or storage. A 'few bwild- ijgs used for indus- trial purposes. A handful of the old barracks still stand. Some of the barracks ling the largest aircraft, made. Srhnb I 'The Federal. Aviation Agency George Schulz, has w6Hh gational f equipment mere. And main runway is the only all- weather instrument runway in Today's Chuckle Sign In a cale window: "Don't stand outside and be and fed up." outheast Idaho. But thl ninways and equip- ment do nof> begin to fill the property owned by the city. The Resent has acRS, of which about 200 acres is surplus. .About 850 aCKs is leased for farm The rest ts covered by use. dry meanwhile, continued to re- serve decision on motions made Monday by the defense to dis- miss the first-degree murder charges against Mrs. and Powers in the slaying of her 69-year-old multimillionaire husband. Arguments Monday for the dismissal motion afforded a preview of today's final summa- tions. The ebb and flow of a testimony at an end, the last witness descended from the stand in a white-walled sixth- floor courtroom, the all-male jury was left to cope with a flood of Icpal oratory from both sides. The case should reach the jury this week. Mrs. Mossier, an attractive blonde grandmother who insists her age is 40, and her darkly handsome nephew, Powers, 29, are on trial for their lives in hoavy bomber base for grass, sagebrush and an sioTial building. To the east of the present airport property is the old airport. The runway there has been converted to a drag strip. The old tower still siands. The rest of the 450 acres is weed, dust, grass and sage- brush. The present airport property was turned over to Ihe city by ihe U. S. government in During World War II it on J, Col. ]B17s and During Ihe peak I of its operations, the base had 450 buildings. men were stationed tnjre. Some of the --and hangars have bean reinodeled, concrete foundations. haVe.bee'n knocked down long1 ago and the Dumber hauled away. All that remains are the One needs onljijo put an ear to to hear rumblings of change coming up on the air- port acreage. Tlje Magnesium ProjecL a firnj set uf and ad- ministered by three-large chem- ical companies, has made in- quiries about building a million reduction plant at the airport. Another large chemical firm also has been negotiating with the city for property to build a multi-million dollar im- provement on part of the old air- port land. The new Interstate 15 will slice across the south end of the ariport, and the city was able to bring enough pressure to bear to have an interchange built at the airport. Airport Board mem- bers are certain that the prop- erty around the interchange will be developed soon with motels, gas stations and restaurants. "Right now there is no large modern motel on the interstate (Continued on Page 12) INDUSTRIAL COMPI.EX-This picture taken Irom FAA tower shows Ihe heart of present industrial activities at the air- pnrl. The building on Ihe right is used by Ihe Boise Cas- Corp. Component Division. prefabricated BMSM and building components are manufactured. The buildings at the left are leased hy ihe Flaherty Division of the Butfaln Springfield Co. Here road building equipment is manufactured. Annual payroll ill airport opmttoM hi abM ;