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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 12, 1967, Kokomo, Indiana THE KOKOMO TRIBUNE KOKOMO, IND., SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 1967 ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS NEWSSTAND E Spacecraft Study CAPE KENNEDY, Fla.-Charrcd pieces of the Apollo 1 spacecraft ore laid out on tables for detailed inspection in a Cape Kennedy building. Two men in center inspect a section of one of the couches. A Board of Review continues to probs the fire that killed three astronauts, Air Force It. Cols. Virgil I. Grissom and Ed- ward H. White II and Navy It. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee. The spacecraft, which still is in place atop o Saturn 1 rocket, is being dismantled piece by piece. (AP Wirephoto) Astronauts' Safety Was Not Risked, Space Officials Say By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. space officials have vigorously denied that they risked the safe- ly of astronauts in an effort to beat the Soviet Union lo the moon, or will do so in Uie fu- ture. "That charge is completely Robert C. Seamans Jr., deputy National Aeronaut- ics and Space Administration director, said in testimony made public Saturday by the Senate Space Committee. He laid Dr. George E. Mueller, head of NASA's manned space office, agrees with that view. Their testimony about the tiagi- inferno inside an Apollo space capsule which snuffed out the lives of astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Edward II. White II ami Roger B. Chaffcc on a launch pad Jan. 27 included these points: Three previous fires in lesls of pressured pure oxygen were traced to mishaps in elec- trical systems. Men inside two of these simulated capsules re- covered from burns and the faults were corrected in the space capsules themselves. Soviet cosmonauts ride in an atmosphere similar lo that on earth about 21 per cent oygcn and the balance nitrogen which is much less dangerous at sea level than pressurized pure oygcn. It will be a month or longer before the meticulous NASA investigation into causes of Uie Apollo accident can be com- pleted. And even then Ihe exact cause may never be deter- mined. The tragedy may not delay Apollo timetable which aims at landing U.S. astronauts on the moon and returning them safely to earth by 1970 or ear- lier. It probably would take some six months to install a substitute for the pure oxygen system a two-gas atmosphere in the Apollo vehicles, but this lias been under sludy and development for several years. costs in money and lime of the accident cannot he measured unlil the formal NASA board inquiry has been completed. The NASA leaders testified at a closed session Tuesday of Ihc Senate committee which may slagc a separate inquiry later Glonce Inside Editorials Pcale Column...... Jnncs Column...... Selected Stock List. Hospital Notes Births ......................2 Deaths 2 Your Horoscope........... 8 News for Women .......13-17 Sunday Show..............25 TV Theaters...................27 Sports ...................21-24 Builders Page..............38 Classified Ads...........M-39 Peru News.................1 Today's Chuckle We a t h e r m a n (o .friend "Good morning possibly." ind agreed that the 57-page ranscript could be made public. Sen. Walter F. Mondalc, D- .linn.. asked blunt questions about suggestions that "we are taking chances with the lives of our astronauts" in an effort to beat the Russians to the moon. FIFTEEN CENTS Mao's Army Grabs Control Of Peking; Alerted On Frontiers iiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiimiiimmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiimiimiimL! AP News Digest VIETNAM Renewal of formal warfare looms in Vietnam with ending of the Tet truce, during which Amer- icans suffered 143 casualties. The Johnson administration believes resump- tion of fighting after the Vietnam cease-fire will improve prospects for a more realistic negoti- ating offer from Hanoi. CHINA-SOVIET Mao Tse-tung alerts his front line command- ers, particularly on the Soviet border, and ac- knowledges this will delay his purge. WASHINGTON Members of the committee looking into Adam Clayton Powell's qualifications for a House seat are considering at least five possible recommen- dations; Education and Labor Committee drop- ping many Powell appointees to staff. Sen. Richard B. Kussell predicts Congress will put up the 5377 million President Johnson asked in standby funds for start of an anti-mis- sile si-stem. For Adam Powell Committee Has Five Choices By CARL P. WASHINGTON (AP) Mem- icrs. of the select commiltee coking into Adam Clayton Pow- "H's qualifications for a House cat are currently considering t least rive possible rccom- neridatiods, it was learned Sat- rday. This emphasises the contcn- ion of Chairman Kmanucl Cetl- r. U-X.Y.. that the committee >ias a broad mandate under vhich Ihe nine-member group ould well propose something ilher than merely seating or the controversial New I'ork Democrat. It means also the House may ind ilsclf confronled with a sit- lalion i n which a two-thirds ole may he rcn.uired lo keep 'owcll out. In another development in the 'owcll case Saturday, it was disclosed that some of Ihe men vho served as his top aides 'n he was chairman of Ihe louse Education and Labor Committee are being dismissed rom their committee jobs. Such turnover, however, is not un- isual wtan a commiltee chair- nanship changes hands. Despite the continuing politi- cal overtones in the case and published polls showing twc of every three Americans favor Powell's expulsion from Con- gress, members of the commit- tee are .determined to confine their recommendations to the legal aspects of the case. Whether the House will be equally legalistic in considering (he committee's proposals, probably late Ihis month, is an- other, queslion. "One problem." says commit- tee memher Andrew Jacobs Jr., D-Ind., "is that we are supposed to he a government of laws, but we are still a government of men." Rep. Clark MacGregor, R- Minn., another member, said in an interview that in defining the scope of its inquiry the commit- tee "thought there might be as many as five different possible actions. "Tiie committee has to con- sider these possibilities solely for Ihe purpose of determining See Better Prospect Of Eventual Peace Talks By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) As Ihe Vietnam truce-headed into its final phase, some U.S. strategists anticipated Saturday that the prospective renewal of the allied military offensive may well improve the outlook for eventual peace talks. Their reasoning goes like ihis: Hanoi has been trying to get something for nothing by saying there "could" be peace negotia- tions provided the United Slates halts its bombing of North Viet- Full Military Activity Resumes as Truce Ends SAIGON. South Vietnam (AP) war in Vietnam picked up vhcre it left off Sunday after a our-day lunar new year truce narked by 163 American casu- alties. As (he cease-fire ended, a U.S. spokesman said, "Full mil- tary activity in Ihe Republic of Vietnam was resumed." The truce proclaimed by South Vietnam and joined by its allies ended at 7 a.m. Saigon p.m. sched- uled, dcspile a Viet Cong dec- laration lhat the Communists would hold off offensive activity until Wednesday morning. Asked if Ihe announcement lhat military activity was re- sumed meant new air raids against targets in Communist N'orth Vietnam, the U.S. spokes man said, "I can't comment on that." The truce provided four days of nominal peace in which such world figures as Pope Paul VI and U.N. Secretary-General U Thanl had sought to have the cease-fire extended into talks aimed at ending the war. As the four-day halt in offen- sive operaiions neared an end, however, it had become inereas ingly evident in Saigon that the truce period would end as scheduled despite Ihe criticism it might bring in Communist neutralist and oilier centers o: international opinion. The South Vietnamese and U.S. Command had reported a oaring total of cease-fire inci- dents they blamed on the Com- munists, and the American side accused North Vietnam of using he truce period to move mas- sive amounts of men and sup- plies south. The U.S. spokesman said 269 (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) But over the last few days, President Johnson and Secre- tary of State Dean Rusk have made it clear that even if Hanoi says it "will" start discussions upon a bombing halt, that is not enough. For a reduction of its air attacks, Washington wants a reciprocal cutback in 'North Vietnam's military activities against South Vietnam. And the resuming of the bombings after the cease-fire, in the opinion of these strategists, will convince Hanoi's leadership that the American government means what it says and will not abandon its air weapon for vague suggestions. The current U.S. diplomatic probes therefore are directed in particular at finding out what price Hanoi is willing to pay, once it understands it cannot halt the air raids by propagan- da. Washington has informed the North Vietnamese leadership that it is willing to engage in peace talks without any prior conditions. Or as an alternative, Hanoi has been told, each side could (ConTinufd an 1, Column 1) LAKE i CENTRAL AIRLINES Weather I Data Temperature: High, 35 Degrees; Low, 15 Degrees. At 6 p.m.: 20 Degrees; Humidity: 79 Per cent. Wind: Direction W; Speed 15 Miles per hour. Barometer: 30.11 Rising. Sunset: p.m.; Sunrise: a.m. (Kokomo is in Forecast Area 4.) 1-2: Mostly sunny, continued cold Sunday. Mostly cloudy Sun- day and continued cold. Mostly, cloudy Sunday night and Mon- day, light snow probably begin- ning Sunday night and contin- uing Monday. Winds westerly 8- 18 Sunday. High Sunday 20-25, low Sunday night near 15; high Monday in 20s. Precipitation probability Sun- day and Sunday m'shl. 34-5: Sunny, continued col vor the next ID years. "We could do it, of course, but hope we don't have Hus- :cll said. Sen. William Proxmire, Vis., head of the Senate-House Jconomic Committee, said he believes the Russians are changing their tune since John- son's announcement that he wants an agreement to elimi- nate antJmissile outlays. "I think that (Secretary of Defense .Robert S.) JlcNamara is finally getting through to them, that if you spend S3 or or billioj] lor defense in an antimissile system, you can cminteracr tliat 'by spending about Si billion in he sard. "Everybody I've talked to is convinced, including the ones on :he other side in this argument, hat we can get through any dnd of antimissile system that they construct." Proxmire said he thinks it is important lo try to get some kind of agreement with the So- viets. previously opposed he antimissile program but supported Congress' decision last year (o provide unasked funds for preliminary purchase of component parts. He indi- cated he believes any inilial jn- ilallalions would be designed to protect the .Minute-man missile sites. The Joint Chiefs of Staff iiave recommended defense systems for the 50 largest American cities at a cost of some bil- lion lo billion. But those in Congress familiar with the pro- gram say such a program will bo a long lime in materializing if it ever is undertaken. Proxmire's remarks were taped for the television pro- gram, "Youth Wants to Know. Hetidon Crash Three persons were injured Saturday night as a car and a truck crashed headon on Center Road, just east of S. 31. All were taken to Howard Community Hospi- tal. Driver of the truck, Clarence Bradley, 50, 4600 Orleans Dr., sustained a broken righf hip; the driver of Ihe auto, Dennis L. Massie, 23, 5325 Flint Ct., receive a bump on the head and Mossie's wife, Eleanora, 23, sustained fractures of both legs. Investigating officers sold Brodley's pickup truck, westbound on Center Road, skidded 36 feet into Massie's lane. (Photo by Glen Banner)
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