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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Ranger eyes launched success CAPE KENNEDY UPI The U S Thursday installed a cameracarrying Ranger probe in an orbit ing station in space then shot it outward on a planned 240000 mile trip to take the first closeup pictures of the moon A silvery AtlasAgena rocket seeking the na tions second space triumph in two days boosted the 804pound Ranger into a parking orbit around earth after blasting off at am CST About 25 minutes later as it soared 115 miics above the Indian Ocean the Agena rocket was re started in an attempt to push the speed of the sci entific package to 23800 miles per to carry it all the way to the moon The Federal Space Agency said that tracking in formation from ground stations indicated that Ranger was where it should be on the long loop ing flight toward the moon This indicated the Agena second stage had fired for the second time as planned Jet propulsion laboratories JPL said that as far as we are concerned the spacecraft is on a normal course and has separated It was this nations first moonshot in 15 months and if everything went as planned Ranger would provide a barrage of closeup photographs as it dived to a crash landing on the moons surface early Sunday morning It would end a frustrating series of 14 previous failures in as many attempts at the moon which has corne to be regarded as this countrys most elusive target in space The Soviet Union has scored two moonshot successes both in 1959 Scientists said the Ranger journey would take about 66 hours The launching which came 24 hours after Amer ica fired a Saturn1 super rocket into space and laid claim to world leadership in rocket power was an ambitious one designed to help scientists start find ing landing places on the moon for future astronauts Still ahead for the probe were several critical maneuvers including a planned attempt about 17 hours after liftoff to steer on a more direct course This called for ground stations to fire signals that would turn on control jets aboard Ranger correct ing any errors in its trajectory In the last hour of the flight technicians hoped to turn on their remote controls again and aim Ran gers six television cameras downward toward the lunar surface The probe was equipped to snap up to 3000 photographs and relay them back to earth before its death in the crash landing The launching came 24 hours after U S scien tists shot a giant Saturn1 super rocket into orbit and claimed world supremacy in rocket power The 10story AtlasAgena climbed smoothly from its launching pad atop a pillar of brilliant red flame and smoke Within 30 seconds it streaked through lowhanging clouds 4000 feet up and began a delicate curving arc down the Atlantic missile range Ninety seconds after liftoff the rocket climbed through the fringes of space and left a brilliant white vapor trail The space agency said at that point the trajectory looks good After burning for a little more than two min utes the Atlas booster engine was cutoff and sep arated Looking for Echo Echo II will pass over twice Thursday at pm and pm first from a southerly direction and then from the west southwest Fri day it can be seen at a m coming from a north northeast direction LOW PRICE Lowest price seen by the photographer on Mason City streets Wednesday afternoon was 229 cents a gallon The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 30 1964 10c a Paper Consists ol Two One International Full Lease Wires Associated Press and United Press No 304 Viet Nam overthrown Viet Nam AP Maj Gen Nguyen Khanh a 37 yearold army corps command er became a virtual dictator of South Viet Nam Thursday in a swift bloodless coup He pledged tot smash the Communists and the traitors who advocate neu tralism A new council of generals took shape to help him run the country and the USbacked war against Red guerrillas Khanh dissolved the old gov RANGER TRAJECTORY TO MOON LAUNCH 10 Moont Gravity Baglnt To Pull Jn Toward Moan MOON Al 16 hn 20 hn 30 hrt 40hrt 50 hn terminal 55 Alfa Impact W 60 m 30 hn 40 hn 44 rl C ernment and clapped four key generals of that regime in jail Three of them were charged with plotting with France to neutralize South Viet Nam French President Charles de Gaulle has advocated neutrali zation of both North and South Viet Nam The fate of Maj Gen Duong Van Minh chairman of the jun ta that had ruled Viet Nam since the destruction of Presi dent Ngo Dinh Diems regime last Nov 1 was uncertain Minh was not arrested with the other generals and there was a possibility he would be kept on as technical chief of state Saigons civilian population took the upheaval in stride People went about their busi ness as usual Saigon radio announced The standing committee of the revo lutionary military committee formed on Nov 1 last year lacked the ability to deal with the nations internal and exter nal problems and therefore has been dissolved The new chair man of the standing committee is Lt Gen Nguyen Khanh com mander of the 1st Corps This decision is effective today Jan 30 Khanh also apparently pro moted himself so he would out Among those reported driven rom power with Minh were the untas No 2 man and defense minister Maj Gen Tran Van Don and the No 3 man and armed forces chief of staff Maj Gen Le Van Kim Although rumors and conflict Khanh in his seizure of power reportedly had the support of the interior minister Maj Gen Ton That Dinh the information minister Maj Gen Do Mau and the 3rd Corps commander Maj Gen Le Van Khiem Eight battalions of marines and paratroopers occupied Sai ing reports kept the situation in on before dawn Tne approxi confusion they apparently were shunted aside because they were considered proponents of De Gaulles proposal for a uni fied neutralized Viet Nam Olympic results NGUYEN KHANH CARRIES SIGN Frank Newville carries a sign into the station to change the price tag ROUTE TO shows proposed trajectory Ranger A space craft will take to photograph the moon Plans call for the cameras to Photofax start transmitting photos of the moon to earth during the last 10 minutes before the spacecraft has impact with the moon rank the other generals in the army He and the rest had been major generals Alan Ladd noted star heart victim PALM SPRINGS Calif UPI Ladd the tightlipped scrappy little hero of more than 40 movies is dead at the age ol 50 of an apparent heart attack The blond film star died in his sleep at his home here Wednes day An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday by the Riverside Coun ty coroners office but Dr oseph Sage said death was robably due to heart seizure The actors body was dis ovcred at pm by his Butler Wendell Tyler who tele ahoned for help from the man ager of a hardware store here owned by Ladd His wife and hildren were at the family North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy and warmer Thursday night lows in the 20s Cloudy and slightly cold Friday highs 3540 Weather details on page 2 former Sue Carol Ladd is sur vived by a son Alan Jr by a previous marriage Carol Lee Mrs Ladds daughter by a pre Leaning tower leans too far FLORENCE Italy UPI The ground under the Leaning Tower of Pisa may reach the limit of its resistance soon a leading architect said Wednes day Prof Nello Bemporad super intendent of monuments for vious marriage and thej couples daughter Alana and Pisa warned the situation is son David A shy mildmannered man lome near Los Angeles in Holmoff screen Ladd portrayed by Hills A family spokseman said fu neral services will he Saturday In addition to his widow the strong silent types in movies ALAN LADD Please turn to page 2 grave TAX DEBATE WASHINGTON UP The Sen ate begins debate Thursday on the tax cut bill and administration forces are confi dent it will be passed over whelmingly probably late next week FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Following are the lat est results from the Win ter Olympic games now being held at Innsbruck Austria SECOND GOLD MEDAL Blonde Lidia Skoblikova a double champion in t h e 1960 Olympics gave Russia its sec ond of the 1964 Win ter Olympics Thursday when she won the womens 500meter speedskating in the record time of 450 seconds TAKES GLAMOR EVENT Austrias dashing Egon Zim merman flashed to a course record victory in the mens downhill ski r a c event of the Olympics The favored Zimmermans win ning time was the fastest ever down he pre cipitous 3412yard Mount Patscherkofel where a young Australian met his death in training last week FINLAND GETS TITLE Eero Maetyranta of Finland won the 30kilometer cross country race t h e first skiing event to be contested in the time of one hour 30 minutes 507 seconds FIGURE SKATING CHAMP Ludmilla Belousova and Oleg Protopopov of Russia won the pairs gold medal in figure skating Wednesday night upsetting the favored world champions from Ger m a n y Marika Kilius and Hans Juergen Baemler It was the first time the Rus sians had ever won figure skating medal mately 4500 men were support d by tanks and other armor 3ut unlike the bloody uprising against Diem three months ago not a shot was fired Despite troop concentrations around key government build ings and at many street inter sections traffic moved normal ly Many Vietnamese appeared unaware that anything unttsua was happening US Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge was advised of the im pending coup Wednesday night and sent an urgent message to Gen Paul D Harkins com mander of US forces in Viet Nam asking him to return to the capital from a field trip in formed sources said Bulletin MOSCOW The Soviet Union Thursday launched two scientific space stations into orbit with a single rocket the Tass agency reported The announcement said In the USSR a space scientific sta tions Elektron I and Elek tron II has been put by one powerful rocKet into essen tially different artificial earth satellite orbits PUMP CHANGE The price on the gas pump also must bechanged as Newville demonstrates Inside The Globe CHANGE SIGNS Service station employes have the added task of changing signs as the p r i c e changes William Pietersen has a supply of signs to handle any price Liquor profits soaring TEFN SMOKERS Story page 13 j ANTITRUST exemp t i o n asked for pro sports Page 9 REPUBLICAN candidates speak at Iowa Falls Page 18 Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 5 Society news 67 Cub Gazette 8 Sports news 910 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics 14 Classified pages 1617 North Iowa news 18 DES MOINES AP Liquor by the drink will provide the state with about million in additional revenue a year ac cording to income during the first six months the new laws have been in operation Homer Adcock chairman of the State Liquor Control Com mission said he believes the in crease may be even larger to taling about S6 million That would be far below some early estimates of the amount of money that liquor by the drink would bring but above mini mum predictions Some estimates ranged up to million Gov Harold Hughes in preparing the state budget set the increase at million which he said was a conserva tive estimate The biggest increase in state revenue from liquor has been provided by the 10 per cent tax on all drinks sold In the six LIQUOR turn to page 3 SAME SPRAY Hertel has his own system for changing the posted price a can of spray paint does the job Gas war hits city The price of gasoline has been going down in Mason this week The latest cut was Wednesday Most of the sta tions were quoting 239 cents a gallon for regular Thursday and 269 cents a gallon for premium without stamps Before the gas war started regular was selling at 321 cents a gallon and premium 369 cents gallon with stamps V
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