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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper tdittd for Hit MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North logons neighbors HOME EDITION VOL Associated Preu and United laterastiona Full MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 5 Wl To a Paptr ConiliU of Two No 17f Spaceman returned to earth safely what a ride what a beautiful view says Shepard CLIMBS INTO CAPSULE All eyes are on Cmdr Alan Shepard Jr as he climbs into his Mercury space capsule left with the assistance of his crew His silver suit was specially designed to withstand heat AP Photofax of reentry and to protect his body from the tremen dous forces of gravity At right he peers from his pressurized helmet as the hatch is closed for the last time 3 sales tax is shelved Iowa Legislature speeds to adjourn i DES MOINES Iowa length in the lower chamber I say this is one of the worst House and Senate agreed in sepThursday and the of this legislature and arate Republican caucuses Frij controlled house appeared can bet it will be necessary day to end the 1961 legislative I tent on a headon clash session at 2 pmSaturday Gov Norman Erbes veto threat That would make itthe frantic windup of a rec est regular session in Iowa hisordloilg sesslon now m lts nth days exceeding 1959 session by two days But the House without taking ijtj WMJO The Senate adopted a to exclude from consideration allj bills other than those dealing with appropriations unfinished business or bills in conference committee the bill and all other major tax to raise taxes in two years Democratic Rep Alvin Meyer Winterset said Our tax system is more or less what I would call the horse and buggy days he added We dont have enough property ipublican controlled legislature A 3 per cent sales tax an 8minute oration deliver cornered by a veto threat and a ed under a point of personal Senate roadblock died a natural privilege bnt was bluntly ruled death in the House but notout of order when he sought to without some loud death rattles i substitute an omnibus tax meas The measure was debated at lure for the 3 per cent sales tax lands to meet the demands of today for better education JUT It8 got to the place where a A Democrat berated the few peopie are carrying the tax But Meyers words echoing through the House chamber fell on deaf ears The controversial road use tax fund RUTF allocation which has plagued the legisla ture since began i January was sent to a confer ence committee The two cham bers refused to recede from their respective formula for dis tributing the million a year fund The Senate insisted on its plan to take between million anc million off the top to match federal funds for the in terstate system before dividing the money The remainder of the fund would be allocated 48 pe cent to primary highways 40 per cent to county secondarj and farmtomarket roads and 12 per cent to cities and towns But the House insisted on its 474013 formula without any off the top allocation for the interstate system Pope pleased by visit of Elizabeth VATICAN CITY ff P o p e John XXIII Friday received Queen Elizabeth II in audience and told her that1 her visitj crowned the friendly relations that have existed between the Holy See and Great Britain since the start of the century It was the second meeting be tween is tempor al head of the Church of Engi a Pope of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Pius received her and her husband Prince Philip in private audi ence in 1951 before she suc ceeded to the throne PHILIP accompanied her to the audience The 79yearold pontiff re ceived the royal couple alone for 26 minutes in the Vatican throne room then led them to his library where other mem bers of the queens party were waiting What the Pope and the British sovereign talked about in pri vate was not revealed In the library afterward the Pope speaking briefly in French re called other visits of British royalty THE POPE again expressed his hope for the realization of Christian ideals of peace char jty and fraternity among men and nations At the end of the Popes speech Elizabeth smiled flcct ingly nodded her head as though in approval but made no reply N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Loos rebels abusive BAN HIN HEUP Laos Both sides in the Laos dispute met to discuss a ceasefire but the Reds re fused to negotiate and the meeting broke up in an hour the proRed delegates met with proWestern representatives near Ban Hin Heup but immediately began heaping abuse on the government negotiators The rebels demanded achange of scenefor the talks and refused to discuss a ceasefire Minimum pay bill signed WASHINGTON President Kennedy signed into law a bill to increase the minimum wage to an hour and extend its coverage to 36 million addi tional workers The signing climaxed a major legis lative victory for Kennedy Congress jubilant WASHINGTON Jubilant members of Con gress cheered the heroic achievement of astronaut Alan Shepard Jr Some said his feat did much to nar row the gap in the space race with Russia but others cautioned there still are numerous challenges ahead Russians told of feat MOSCOW Russians got their first word of Americas successful manned space flight in a normal Moscow Radio news program at p m 10 a m Without comment the announcer said the United States had launched a man in a rocket sent vertically up to 115 miles The announcer did not use the words space or cosmos saying the man carrying rocket Was launched along an orbital ballistic trajectory and the man had been picked up from the ocean feeling fine Terror in Cuba MIAMI Fla Reports of mass terror against opponents of Fidel Castros regime are seeping out of Cuba despite a of total censorship on news communications arid mail North Iowa Rain mixed with occasional thunderstorms Fri day night and Saturday Heavy rainfall likely Satur day Not much change in temperature Lows Friday night in upper 40s Highs Sat urday in the 50s Iowa Rain through Saturday with occasional heavy thun derstorms and rainfall gen erally 1 to 3 inches over west and extreme south slightly warmer Lows Friday night near 50 Highs Saturday near 60 Further fair and warmer Sunday Minnesota C1 ou d y showers Continued cool Saturday highs in 50s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 65 44 45 26 76 50 12 starving Cubans reach New Orleans NEW ORLEANS La lift U S officials kept 12 halfstarved Cubans believed to be survivors of the illfated Cuban invasion under security wraps Friday elirious and wildeyed the Cubans ended a 15day voyage across the Gulf of Mexico in a 25foot open sail boat Thursday Shows no ill effects from trip in rocket FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Americas first astronaut leaped into space Friday aboard a spacecraft named Freedom 7 and won for America and man kind a historic breakthrough The first flight in space controlled by the pilot himself The astronaut Cmdr Alan B Shepard Jr 37 was plucked from the sea 21 minutes later and 302 miles down the Atlantic missile range He was not only alive but in all respects okay and thousands were witnesses to the fact of his feat Shepards first words when he climbed into the recovery helicopter after landing at sea Man what a ride The spacecraft hit the water less than the aircraft carrier Lake Champlain Shepard crawled out and a Marine helicopter lifted him into the cabin within three min utes Kennedy spaceman in chat WASHINGTON UPI Alan B Shepard Jr personally re ported to President Kennedy by radio telephone that everything worked just about perfectly on his flight into space It was a very rewarding ex perience for me and the people who made it possible Shepard told the President Friday Kennedy spoke from hjs White House office to Shepard in the admirals quarters aboard the Navy aircraft carrier Lake hamplain The conversation came short ly after Shepard was plucked out of the Atlantic and flown aboard the Champlain by heli copter Here is the text of their con versation commander sir want to congratu ate you very much you v e r y much Mr President watched you on TV of course and we are aw ully pleased and proud of what you did thank you sir As you know by now every hing worked just about perfect y and it was a very rewarding experience for me and the peo le who made it possible are looking for ward to seeing you up here ommander you very much I am looking forward to I assure you members OJ he National Security council re meeting on another matter nd they all want me to give ou their congratulations you very much sir and Im looking for vard to meeting you in the near uture you com mander and good luck The White House announced hat Shepard probably will be rought here Monday to confer vith Kennedy and to receive is congratulations in person There was a move afoot in Con ress to award Shepard the ledal of nations nost coveted decoration On the inside Editorials Page 4 CubGazette 5 Clear Lake News 67 North Iowa News 8 Comics 9 Society News 1011 Sports1314 Latest Markets16 Mason City News1617 The Maroon18 TV Guide Pullout Section four miles from SAME DATElfM153 Sitetj Department Figured BUck Flu Meini Dlitft at And away we go Launch sequences The GlobeGazettes five teletypes kept a running account of Cmdr Alan Shepard Jrs first trip into space Friday Heres how the graphic story looked to the editors as it rolled into the newsroom when the countdown reached T launch time nine minutes before firing T minus nine minutes and counting at AM EDT Telementary recordings off at AM EDT T8 and counting Standby for final cutoff command at AM EDT T5 and counting Cutoff at central control please at AM EDT T4 and counting at AM EDT T3 and counting at AM EDf and holding at AM EDT second and holding on test 108 Standby Standby to resume the count at AM EDT and counting at AM EDT T2 and counting Telementary recorders on T90 seconds and counting T80 second and counting T70 seconds T60 second and counting at AM EDT T45 seconds seconds and counting 54321 Blastoff Trajectory isokay the pilot is in good voice communication Now out of sight Astronaut okay Periscofie coming sut Capsule separated Shepard reported from capsule what a beautiful view The Mercury space craft is beginning to reenter the earths atmosphere His words are okay Going through peak G now he is still talking saying okay All data now at the Mercury control center is excellent at 540 seconds Voice communications still good The Retro Rocket package has been jettisoned at 390 seconds at AM EDT says space flight is success The space craft landed in the sea at am EDT and the helicopters are on their way to recover it Space craft is now on deck of Carrier USS Lake Champlain Astronaut climbs out on deck Then climbed back in capsule to get his helmet Astronaut Alan B Shepard is under his own power and doing very well Then the chopper picked up the capsule too and came back As it approached Shepard waved from the cabin spaceman jumped jauntily onto deck of the carrier ran over to his space capsule and got his helmet The 2600 men of the carrier welcoming one of their own gave the Navy commander a pulsing cheer He shook hands with adoctor and then surefootedly walked towards the catwalk to the admirals quarters for his first of many intensive physical examinations Shepard was reported completely okay after his first post flight checkup There is nothing we can determine that is in any way abnormal Dr Jerome Strong announced The only apparent symptoms of excitement were noticeable perspiration and a high pulse Shepard later was flown to Grand Bahama Island Grinning broadly he shook hands with slapped the backs of two astronaut team members Virgil Grissom and Donald Slayton THEY ASKED how it went and he said everything went fine Shepard threw back his head and laughed and seemed in high spirits From the airport he rode to a special hospital in the blue se dan of Capt Hugh May com mander of this island missile tracking station Shepard will be at Grand Ba hama at least 48 hours said Lt Col John Powers spokes man for the astronauts The National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA happily announced The space flight is a success Another spaceman Russias Yuri Gagarin had gone higher and farther and faster But Alan Shepard was the first man in iiistory to exercise control over he motions of a craft he was riding in space SAID NASA while the Navy commander was still in space He is working as a test pilot Shepard and Freedom 7 rose from its pad 5 at a m CST on the nose of a 66 000pound Redstone missile The aunch postponed since Tues day came 2 hours and 34 min utes after the planned shot time of 6 am Seven holds many because of a cloud cover weath er and one td change an electrical part n the Red tone had tept the rock et earthbound vhile Shepard a y strapped 0 his couch iboard the lit 1 e Mercury apsule He had been ealed into the am He lay before the liftoff SHEPARD cabin at there three hours tension breaking AP Photofax SPACE ROCKET TAKES OFF Redstone booster rocket carrying capsule with first United States spaceman Alan B Shepard aboard blasts off from Cape Canaveral Crowd watches from jetty across from the Cape BUT ONCE started the flight vent perfectly Shepard during much of his ride put the capsule through maneuvers He changed lie way it pointed in space He ontrolled its pitch roll and He reported what was hap pening to him when gravity forces multiplied his weight some six times during powered flight and 11 times when he came back down through the atmosphere But throughout the physical stresses and the mental strain of watching or operating more than 100 instruments Shepard reported back constantly by voice radio that everything was okay After extending a periscope he reported exultantly What a beautiful view FROM 115 milts up he could scan the azure Atlantic and Caribbean with their green is lands and the southern coast of the United States as far as Cape Hatteras N C Electronic sensors fixed to Shepards skin kept medical monitors in the ground control center here constantly informed about his breathing heartbeat and temperature Their one word report of his condition ex cellent Three hundred seconds after   

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