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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Editrt far the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL W The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated Presi and United Press International Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 21 1961 c Copy Ths Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection On No 241 Capsule sinks but spaceman survives tri 303mile space flight is success FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Virgil I Gus Grissom became Americas second spaceman Friday but had to swim the last 65 to 70 feet of his 303mile trip to get away from his sinking spacecraft The 35yearold Air Force captain took off atop a Redstone rocket at a m Iowa time on a 16minute flight that hit a peak speed of 5310 miles an CANDIDATES FOR MISS IOWA The candidates for Miss Iowa County third row Barbara Elliot Miss Knoxville Cherie Nagel in the Clear Lake contest this weekend as they pose for the Globe Miss Des Moines Gail Parish Miss Grinnell Nancy Lou Nordland Gazette photographer are front row left to Margaret Miss Southwest Iowa Lavonne Kidney Miss Western Iowa Mindy Fowler Miss Council Bluffs Lana Moxley Miss Jasper County Wagner Miss Mason City Peggy DeShon Miss Davenport Ma Linda Pearson Miss New Hampton Penelope Voege Miss Tama linda Baker Miss Cresco Top row Kay Geerdes Miss Iowa County Sharon Page Miss Humboldt County Beverly Holden Falls Karen Hia Miss Webster City Suzanne Peterson Miss Deni Miss CedarCounty Carol Pewsey Miss Storm Lake second row son Karen Navoichick Miss Kossuth County Ruth Rashid Miss Margaret Jennisch Miss Decorah Mary Nipps Miss Greene Coun Burlington Sharon Van Klaveren Miss Oskaloosa Patricia ty Rita Johnson Miss Northwood Sandra Lee Daniel Miss Fort Whelan Miss Clinton County Darlene Brady Miss Maquoketa Dodge Teresa Greiner Miss Marshall County Sonja Drier Miss Nancy Morrison Miss Oelwein Waterloo Judith Nimtz Miss Waverly Mary Caldwell Miss Boone Battle for Bizerte rages on France Tunisia in allout war y burst into a fullscale canal through which arjtry He ordered Tunisian troops mored regiments and other and civilians to resist footby FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES TUNIS Tunisia parj sault with heavy shelling and air atroopers supported by artillery j strafing just after noon fire and strafing planes Friday The fighting died down Fridayroute by sea from Algeria can unleashed an allout battle but there was no indicaj enter Bizerte to build up French control of the Tunisian port cityjtion the break was anythingstrength at the Bizerte base of Bizerte Localized French attacks against Tunisian army strong points on the outskirts of the other than a breather crack French units reported en But Tunisian President Habib The immediate objective ofJBourguiba told the nation in a tween the two countries the Algeria toughened Frenchjradio broadcast that France in troops was to regain control offends to occupy the whole cOun Hail causes some heavy crop losses Hail wind and heavy rain pounded crops in northwest Iowa Thursday night Corn and soybean plants Were wiped out in some areas Crops were flattened in a strip several miles wide extending On the inside Editorials Clear Lake News S Band Features 7 Iowa family wiped in accident foot The battle for Bizerte came CLOUDY o o North Iowa Mostly cloudy showers and occasional thunderstorms through Satur day Lows Friday night low er 60s High Saturday in 70s as casualties mounted in Considerable cloudiness FrenchTunisian showdown that has erupted into allout war be UNOFFICIAL estimates said more than 200 persons had been killed and hundreds injured in the Bizerte area since hostilities broke out Wednesday when troops resisted blockade EDGEMONT S D Wi Fouraction bv Tunisians seeking to members of a Davenport them from their Bizerte Mason City News 89 died in the headon collision of two naval base Latest Markets 9 jcars about seven miles west of Already the fighting was on Sports 1112 ihere Thursday night The driverjtwo fronts Society News 1516 jof the other car also was killed Comics 17 jDead were Richard Henry Hel Transit Schedule 18 ifrich 44 Davenport his wife In the Sahara desert more than 500 miles south of Bizerte French tank columns planes and North Iowa News 20 Marion their two children Jamesideserttrained commandos were TV Guide Pullout Section iRichard 18 and Julie 17 and locked in clashes with a Tu Mrs Pete Sinclair about 50 of TITAN TESTED jEdgemont CAPE CANAVERAL UPI BAD ASTOR from just north of Spencer eastjAlTitiSsilj Va upl An ward to the Rulhven area u Winds up to 70 miles an soareci more lnan 5000 miles outbreak of poison ivy among 1 summer stock performers at a nisian force of soldiers and ci vilian volunteers The Tunisian Friday night scattered show ers and thunderstorms ex treme east cooler lows 50s northwest to 60 to 65 south east Partly cloudy Saturday highs generally near 80 Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy little temperature change Saturday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees be low normal Saturday through next Wednesday with only mi nor daily changes Normal highs arc in the upper 80s and normal lows in the 60s Rain fall will average 25 to 50 of an inch in scattered showers and thunderstorms mostly Monday and Tuesday desert column was trying toMinnesota Partly cloudy show and torrential rains were re ported in that area and hail stones as large as golf balls fell in some sections THE CROP loss was estimat ed Friday at 100 per cent in a narrow strip just north of Spencer and about 75 per cent in the Harris area about five miles east of Ochcyedan Hail also fell in the Emmets burg area Heaviest rainfall was reported at Curlew 10 miles south ofj Emmetsburg which had 310J over the Atlantic Ocean Thursday night in the first test of a top secret system for protecting nu clear Warheads from enemy coun termeasures theater here was traced Friday to Lady Astor a white goat that has a bit part in the current production N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES plant the Tunisian flag at a point 24 miles south of the rec among ognized Tunisian frontier BOURGUIBA ALSO spread the struggle to the economic front by seizing the pipeline which has carried oil from the French Sahara oilfields through Tunisia to the Mediterranean since last autumn He said the Tunisians would fight any French attempt to protect the pipeline metsburg 150 Dickens 145 Spencer 136 and Melvin 130 HEAVY RAIN also fell in sev eral central and southeast sec lions of the slate and continucc Friday Wapello reported 273 inches Cedar Rapids 139 Boone 107 Davenport 95 Grinnell 60 Traer 52 Burlington 48 Water loo 26 Dubuquc 20 and Mason City 05 Cooler air is expected to spread over t h e slate Friday night dropping the mercury into the 50s in most sections Saturdays highs are expected to be in the lower 80s NEHRU PLANS VISIT CALCUTTA India W Prime Minister Nehru will visit Presi dent Kennedy in Washington Nov 79 it was revealed Friday Secret Atests report WASHINGTON A special panel of leading inches Harris had 290 inches scientists gave President Kennedy its report on a Milford 230 Ruthyen 183 Ematudy of wnether the Soviet Union could have been secretly testing nuclear weapons Press Secretary Pierre Salinger said he did not expect it to be made public Cereal firm charged CAMDEN N J The U S Food and Drug Administration announced seizure actions against Quaker Oats Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice on grounds that packages contained 6 to 15 per cent less than their declared weight SAM E DATfcIMOJW ers High Saturday near 80 Globe Gazette weather data Mishap wont delay space program By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National Space Agency officials Friday said Capt Virgil Grissoms close call and failure to retrieve j the space capsule probably wont delay the Project Mercury pro gram Loss of the space craft and its equipment will not delay the Project Mercury pro gram which is aimed at placing a man in orbit a few months from now and on the moon later an official said FILMS OF Grissom and his control panel went down with the capsule but Robert C Gilruth Project Mercury director said most of the information desired was received through telemetry Gilruth said it has not been de termined whether this would be the last suborbital flight It had been suggested that there might be two more Then too there are tests pend ing with the much bigger booster the Atlas which will fling the capsule into orbit late this year or early in 1962 Chimpanzees probably will be used in those ex periments PRESIDENT Kennedy watched on television with millions of other Americans as Grissom followed the space trail blazed May 5 by astronaut Alan B Shepard Jr Then he expressed great pleas ure and in a tele phone call to Grissom on the air craft carrier Randolph The 35yearold Air Force cap tain had flown higher two up to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 05 i farther one mile and faster by g5 180 miles than Cmdr Alan Shep 60 arci 65 BEST SECRETARY LOS ANGELES UPI Sue Russell a Minneapolis Minn secretary for 13 years Friday was named International Sec Pliotofax Redstone rocket with the Mercury spacecraft on its nose lifts off its launching pad at Cape Canaveral Fla The success gave the US two spacemen to the Soviet Unions one hour and a top altitude of 1118 miles The spacecraft sank in 16800 than three water 145 miles east northeast of Grand Bahama Island It and its precious cargo of film and data are forever lost The entire operation despite loss of the capsule was described as a huge success In almost every way it duplicated the first U S manshoot May 2 WHEN HE reached Grand Ba hama Island later Grissom ex plained that he removed a safe ty pin on he hatch preparatory to opening it when a helicopter was overhead Two and onehalf minutes later he said the door just went Water poured in The hatch a new feature of the capsule was secured by 70 explosive bolts These would blow it in case of emergency for quick exit There was no expla nation why they went off Although he was not in danger of sinking in his buoyant space suit Grissom was dunked by waves kicked up by the helicopter rotors He was swimming three to four minutes before a helicopter got a horse collar sling on him and lifted him up for the trip to the aircraft carrier Randolph A second helicopter latched on to the waterlogged capsule which was then almost below the sur face of the water At that mo ment a warning light indicated engine trouble aboard the heli copter Fearing loss of his craft the pilot cut the capsule loose The helicopter got safely back to the carrier but the capsule was irretrievably lost MERCURY Director Robert C Gilruth said here that Grissom survived his flight and dunking in fine condition but was disappoint Youth killed in Decorah accident DECORAHRoger C Rice 20 Tulsa Okla was killed and Over the loss of the capsule other persons were injured in a Army Capt Dr Jerome Strong onecar crash on Highway 9 about 10 miles west of here Officers said the car driven by Paul Waldron 17 Waukon ran off the highway and plunged into a ditch Injured were Waldron Dwight Lawson 19 Waukon Ronald Black 19 Manchester Bob Wad low 20 Tulsa Okla and Jim Stafford 19 Manchester Battle to be reenacted MANASSAS BATTLEFIELD Va Brass can non glittering and old muskets polished to a fare theewell a small host of men in blue and gray plunge today into the opening stages of a grand re enactment of the Battle of First Manassas Bull Wonts negotiations LONDON Pravcla said the Soviet Union wants to settle the problems of Germany and Berlin at the negotiating table and the sooner Western politicians agree to this the sooner will the black war clouds dis appear from the horizon Military requests cut WASHINGTON The House Appropriations committee slashed million from President Ken nedys military construction request and warned that the Pentagon must quickly halt waste in the pro gram Woman chases welfare worker then fined DES MOINES UPI An irate mother trying to get her daughters welfare check caused an official to trip over a waste basket and she was fined S25 Thursday The woman chased Polk County social welfare director Leland Ahern around his office shaking her finger at him and he fell Ahern was not injured but po lice removed the woman from the building Later she was ar rested on charges of disturbing Ihc peace and taken to munic ipal court where the fine was levied Prosecution will be sought of all welfare recipients who threaten or intimidate welfare officials the county board de cided unanimously Thursday NEW DRUG LONDON doctors have developed a new penicillin that can be taken as a pill and is effective against a wide va riety of diseases The British Medical Journal said the drug Penbrilin has proved effective against food poisoning influ enza complications secondary effects of pneumonia wound in fections and blood poisoning Photofax WELCOME ABOARD Astronaut Virgil Grissom is welcomed aboard the from Cape Canaveral Grissom was dia carrier Randolph after lie was plucked mayed however that his spacecraft from the sea following hisspace flight sank in 16800 feet of water said after a preliminary examina tion Our examination finds no ab normalities He is in excellent spirits except that he feels un happy about the capsule we are pleased that he is in such excellent shape Everything is within normal limits After he had landed in the cap sule safely Grissom radioed the helicopter crew that he wanted to remain inside for several minutes to check instruments This indi cated he had ample time to ac complish this before attempting to leave the vehicle The Marine helicopter crew re ported that Grissom blew the hatch of his capsule prior to the time he was expected to and be fore the helicopter had hooked a line onto it THE SINKING time of the capsule once it starts to fill with water is about 10 seconds The helicopter flown by Lt James Lewis Houston Tex with Lt John Reinhard Bloom ington 111 tried to save the capsule We were only about 10 to 20 feet from the capsule Water began pouring in through the hatch We couldnt tell whether water had started entering be fore that but we had no warn ing from Grissom before the hatch blew N Reinhard said Grissom swam out of the capsule and swam away It was reported later that his space suit was buoyant and he was never in danger of sinking but he went under water briefly in the wake of the helicopter blades and when he went aboard his first words were Give me something to blow my nose My head is full of sea water THE SHOT wtnt off btautf fully after two weatherforced postponements A cloud cover earlier in the morning delayed the launching and at Tminus 15 minutes there was an houri   

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