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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Ranger 7 scores a bulls n m Rocket crashes on moon U S gets extremely good pictures PASADENA Calif AP nmnmm i PASADENA Calif AP Space craft Ranger 7 televised the first closeup picture df the moon Friday then crashed into the Sea of Clouds scoring a historic Tirst success in the troublehaunted U S The moon has been a mystery By RALPH DIGHTON Associated Pren Science Writer PASADENA Calif W From earth the moon looks like the biggest thing in the one oC the biggest mysteries After more than 300 years of studying it with increasing ly powerful magnifying glasses scientists still dont know much more about it than when Gal ileo first pecked through a tele scope They know its 2160 miles a fourth the di ameter of that it revolves around earth every 27 days They know it has more than 300000 craters on the visible side and that some of them range up to MG miles in di ameter with walls 20000 feet high Btil hey dont know how or when it was formed Most importantly now that men are planning to set foot on the moon they dont know what its made of or precisely how rugged its surface is Earth telescopes a r c n t sharp enough to show any feature much less than a mile in diameter A fcsv investiga tors have distinguished craters as small as a quarter mile across but ail they can sec is a rim and a hole They cant tell height of the walls or depth of the pit That means that v plains inside the may not be flat at all They could be a jumble of torturous crags and still show up smooth on photographs taken from earth The Ranger 7 spacecraft was aimed consequently at one of the M vast apparently smooth regions ancient astron omers thought were seas If there arc any flallands on the moon they should be in the seas The Ranger fell into he Sea of Clouds some 400 miles across and just southwest of the center of the visible face of the moon Good photographs of this area one ofthe places where US astronauts may land coiikl help scientists determine whether to design upcoming Apollo moonships to touch down on a bed of lava or a thick layer of dust A theory that the craters are extinct much of the moon is covered with support last year when astronomers at Lowell Observatory Flagstaff Ariz sighted what appeared to be red flares in the area of the crater named Aistarchus If these were eruptions of hot gas perhaps Arislarchus is a notsodcad volcano Theres another theory how ever that the craters were formed by meteors crashing into the moons has no cushioning atmosphere like billions of years night am overturned North Iowa Weather outlook cloudy and warmer and more humid through Sat urday Scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday night lews 4570 Might Saturday ttM Weather details Page 2 I program to explore the lunar surfaces The first pictures printed looked ex tremely good scientists reported at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which created and controlled the pioneering vehicle After study by experts pictures were expected to be released for public scrutiny within 24 hours Ranger 7s cameras started turning at am Central Daylight Time and The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 31 1964 UOc i Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One Associated Press Full Lease No 148 May Humphrey is picked by lowans DES MOINES AP Most of Iowas delegates to the Dem ocratic national convention dont want to be drawn into specula lion over the partys choice for vice presidential candidate But of those who expressed a choice in an Associated Press poll Friday Sen Hubert Hum phrey of Minnesota was the leading candidate Iowa will send 50 with 35 votes to the con vention at Atlantic City N J which starts Aug 24 Only 16 of them said they had a preference for vice president The others who responded made it clear that President Johnson would pick his Democratic run ning mate and said they would back his choice Nine of the delegates said they favored Humphrey for the nom ination Sargent Shrivcr Peace Corps director drew support from three delegates US Atty Gen Robert Ken nedy brother of the late pres ident was picked by only two delegates Sen Eugene Mc Carthy of Minnesota and Sen Thomas Dodd of Connecticut each drew one vote The poll was taken before President Johnson announced Thursday night that he has eliminated Kennedy and Shrivcr along with several others from consideration as the vice pres idential candidate Humphrey was not eliminat ed and Inert reportedly is a drive under way by some Demo crats in Iowa to persuade John son that the Minnesota senator would be his best running mate A poll taken by Democrats of the 50 delegalcs reportedly showed that 70 per cent favor Humphrey for vice president In he Associated Press poll Humphrey was an outstanding described man and exceptionally qualified repre sentative of the people by Shcr win Markman of DCS Moincs r0v Harold Hughes has said he would iikc to see Humphrey get the nomination Marion Robinson of Holmes called Humphrey most ef fective and convincing spokes man the Democratic party has John Dunlevy of Avoca also said he favored Humphrey Mrs Julia Rculand of Superi or who also favored Humphrey said Robert Kennedy should finaKsls run for president later mllnnw Among those bKuking Ken Two critical after crash near Ldkota LAKOTA Two cousins both 17 were critically injured in a ncdy was Thomas J Mnlgrew of one car accident a quartermile Donald W Murray of Bancroft said he supports Me Carlhy law license i HMTT in the Miss Universe Pageant is lifted from t h e tloor in Miami after she collapsed and became hys tencaJ when her name was not among the semifinal ists which were called out Falls hysterical at beauty show MIAMI BEACH Fla Beauty queens from 13 scmifinalisls in the Miss Uni verse and gathered their hopes Friday for Saturday iiubts finals when one will be named the most beautiful gir jn the world The semilinalists were chosen Thursday night in a ceremony marred by the hysterical col apsc backstage of Edna Park Miss Nigeria who cried uncon trollably for nearly 30 minutes after failing to make the cut Miss Park 20 with flashing from the the semi announced and collapsed in tears behind the curtains uasocn by a convcn black itagc eyes walked secoids after south of here Thursday George William Wcringa Jr the driver and Roger Dale Wcringa arc in Park Hospital in Mason City George is listed in very crit ical condition with a skull fracture and severe facial frac tures and lacerations Roger has a brain concussion and broken leg The Kossulh County sheriffs department said George was driving north when he lost con trol of his car It went into the and from thc lineup ditch hit a driveway approach VICC possibilities OCUSCd SDCCUlatmn Frirlav nn tion hali audience of thousands No no she sobbed pound ins licr fists on the floor Action suggested by court DES MOINES AP A 90 day suspension of the license to practice law of former state Rep Scott Swisher of Iowa City was recommended Friday by he Grievance Commission of he Iowa Supreme Court The commissions action arose from Swishcrs failure to ile federal income tax returns from 1957 to I960 and later served a prison sentence after pleading guilty to the charge The commissions recommen dation was that Swisher a Democrat be reprimanded for liis conduct in this case and that his license to practice law be suspended for 90 days The recommendation goes tt the Iowa Supreme Court Swish er has 20 days in which to file an objection If he does not file an objec lion the Supreme Court stil must decide whether to accep the recommendation The commission said in Us re port that the evidence failed to show any action by Swisher in dicating any willful disobedi cnce or violation of any cour order or any actions in relation ship with his clients in the prac tice of bis profession that were against their best interests However the commission said that in its opinion the complaint against Swisher could not be dismissed The commission add ed that disbarment however is too severe a punishment for this offense It said that Swisher has not been guilty of unworthy conduct toward the courts or of unpro fessional conduct toward his clients or the general public The question is as to what action should be taken when a practicing lawyer within his RANGER WHERE RANGER HIT Dotted lines indicate the approximate area where the Ranger 7 crashed into the forts of a newsman and pracucmg lawvcr within Ws hostess to prop her hfc and business position And several agonizing minutes later she was carried kicking and screaming to a dressing room by a policeman and contest official The semifinalists are Miss Argentina Maria Amelia Ramirez Miss Bolivia Oiga del Carpio Oropcza Miss Brazil Angela Vasconccllos Miss Eng land Brenda BlacklcrMiss Finland Sirpa Wallcnius Miss France Edith Noel Miss Greece Kiriaki Tsopei Miss Israel Ronit Rinat Miss Italy Emanucla Stramana Miss Norway Jorunn Nys tcdl Miss Paraguay Miriam U Brusacla Miss Republic of China Lana Yi Yu Miss Swe den Ziv Maria Abcrg Miss USA Bobbi Johnson and Miss affairs has made the mistake in his conduct relative to his personal income tax to the end that he has brought the mem bers of the profession generally Urge TV to clean up its violence WASHINGTON AP Two senators on a subcommittee in vestigating juvenile delinquency said after a bearing on televi sion programming that they hoped the industry would clean up present practices and avert what could become a great pub lic outcry for federal action But both Sen Thomas J Dodd DConn the subcommit tee chairman and Sen Kenneth viiaiiLuaii ctJiu Ol into public disrepute the comB Keating RNY said they mission said oppose government regulation ol programming Dodd and Keating were We recognize that members of the bar because of their close U11U u c connection with the law and among members of the Senate tax matters arc considjsubcommittcc on Juvenile De with ercd to have a higher degreelinqucncy who watched ii iiu IliyiJ of responsibility in their pcrstcrs and murderers perform TT 1 TWJIV uuuauji ami IS Heartbroken she resisted cfiVcnczucla Mercedes Ucvcna formancc in these areas than on the hcarim screen in a darkened room Thursday Keating said that as a poli tician I have as much of an cle members of any other profes sion business or occupation i ne grievance commission mi appointed by the Supreme Courtphant hidc as anJonc csc but is composed of Robert M Undflia h cM erhill of Onawa John Mitchell of Fort Dodge Alfred Pabst of Albia Carroll Johnson of Knox villc and L J Ehrhardt of Ot lumwa Humphrey mentioned Bobby erased as running mate INGTON AIM PmQi WASHINGTON AP Prcsi dent Johnsons sweeping knock out if Ally Gnn Robert F Ken focused speculation Friday on Minnesotas Sens Hubert H Humphrey and Eugene J Mc Carthy as his probable choice for a running mate In an unprecedented action Thursday the President elimi nated nearly all the major pos sibilities for the No 2 spot in cluding Kennedy Peace Corps Director Sargent Shrivcr and Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara The consensus was calculating that among many he has established his own polit ical image strongly wants to win elective office without lean ing on any Kennedy cnson a twotime loser as Dem ocratic standard bearer was among those knocked out of Vii I Ol inc feeling was lhat to climilconsidcration for second spot on natc any emotional surge for the attorney general the Presi dent was willing to eliminate a the ticket to be chosen at the Democratic national convention which opens Aug 24 in Atlantic whole lineup of possible candijCity NJ LfC rCaUy had C0n In llis sPrayfin Thurs i day only six hours after tcllinc Among those who bit the dust a quickie ncws conference lie President K that he still found some of the violence on television hard to take By better policing the New York Republican said the in dustry could head off what might develop into an over whelming outcry in favor of the government doing something Dodd said he agreed and add ed Thats the purpose of these isnt any other Inside The Globe LBJ HEADED off Bobbys nomination says Senator Miller Page 7 Television news 34 Clear Lake news 5 Mason City news 67 and McNa mara had received the sort of presidential praise that pointed toward them as potential candi dates UN Ambassador Adlai Stcv noncandidate list all cabinet members and those in govern LBJ Continued on Paje 2 A if all worked as programmed may have re turned as many as 4000 still photographs made almost up to the instant of impact at am The shots are vital to the space pro gram They arc expected to show the character of terrain where the first moon visitor may descend We have good Ranger project manager Harris M Schurnieter told a news con ference at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which made and guided the spacecraft The light level was good and video signals were good and the first quick prints made from film exposed by signals trans mitted from Ranger 7 look ex ceptionally good I think the public will ha able to distinguish quite a tew details when the pictures are re leased If the pictures are sharply light and shad ought to be able to sea something the size of a few me ters say the size of a Volks wagen The last shots he added taken a fraction of a second be fore impact and would cover an area o about iO square feet Dr Homer Newel associate administrator of the National Aeronautics aiJ Space Adminis tration told the news confer ence that this was historic occasioii and that the laboratory had receive congratulations from President Johnson LT what Newell called s textbook operation Ranger 7 smashed into the Sea or CloiKls just below the on the left portion of the moons lighted side This is one of several vast plains on the moon surface called seas Because thats what they looked like to ancient astronomers H is in such an area that as tronauts may land in a few years U was hoped Fridays photo graphs would show the kind of terrain they will encounter whether its rocky and jagged or dusty and smooth Schurmcinr said Ranger 7 crashed 8 to 10 miles from tJa precise target point in a north ern extension of the Sea of Clouds The left half of the moon darkened by earths shadow at the lime of impact It was a faultless trajecto ry Scliurnjeicr said The im pact point was very close to the target Dr William II Pickering di rector of the laboratory criticized for past failures said Weve had our troubles but it looks now as though this was a textbook operation Every thing apparently performed aj it should Several hundred newsmen and laboratory employes packed in an auditorium for the news conference gave Picker ing a standing noisy ovation when he entered Pickering said two Rangers would be launched ear ly next year Evaluation of Fri days photographs he said would determine whether tiia same target area would be cho sen Fridays pictures were the first close shots but not tha first spacemade photographs of the moon The Soviets Lunik III photographed the hidden backside of the moon from 40 000 miles in 1959 But quality no better than that from earthly telescopes Schurmeicr said the pictures should tell surface characteris tics of the moon whether there are rocks or boulders or lots of craters Pickering elaborated We all know the area select cd for the target is a very smooth area as seen from earth But as far as be Apollo astro naut program is concerned ona question must be answered What is the exact nature of the area of the moon we can land on Asked why it would take 24 hours to release the pictures Pickering said I assure you were going to with ten will take Photofax moon arter takingpictures of its sur face The impact area is a zone 30 by 120 miles in the Sea of Clouds EVES OF RANGER These six lenses made up the face of Ranger 7 Two of the eyes took wideangle views of the moons surface while the other four took narrowangle views The pictures were radioed back to earth as the Ranger traveled b000 milesperhour to its death on the moon tat Whopping rainfaHas much There was report of more than as nine ended lhejfivc inches of precipitationeral hours to process them care drought lhat had p r c v a i I c cisnt milus northeast of fully and obtain the scientific MI if n vucti iitiu u V U V 3 1 L C Cl iiuiiuutioV Ul across most of Iowa for severalSpcnccrA C1ceks in the area weeks jwcrc reported rising rapidly The heaviest rainfall reportedn nian vvtcrc a1rcady out of tncir banks lrulay morning was 018 inches at Humboldt More than eight inches of the rain fell during a sixhour period information we hope to gel H will take several addition al hours for the board to study the first pictures 54 Algona Slcam Latest markets ii oiv aiuainijoal which had 331 inches of Rock 383 Emmctsburg 388 ram the DCS Moincs River wasClarion 475 Worthington five feet Friday from itsTcrril 5D3 Milford 550 Okoboji 357 Rutlivcn 470 Iaurcns 300 Wellsburg 325 inches Showers and cloudiness held n the 60s at most Thursday level More than eight inches of rain drenched Eagle Grove during Sports North Iowa news 9 11 inches was reported at Arnolds Park in the northwest c i am in mf iionmvcsi 12 Iowa lake district The Millers Classified 1415 525 inches on Lakc CHOLERA SPREADS NKW DKLHI India AP A cholera epidemic is spreading in central India with 202 deaths reported since July 1 promise you you will thrin at the latest by Saturday 42O SAME
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