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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Russian landed in snow Descent was scorching MOSCOW AP The Vosk nod 2 spaceship made a scorch ing descent into the earths ai mospherc but it had a cool sol landing on deep snow the Sovie Union said Saturday The two cosmonauts aboan were reported well but ther was no official word on thei postlanding activities 24 hour after their descent to earth Voskhod 2 landed Friday Perm a city at the foot of th Ural Mountains about 725 mile eastnortheast of Moscow Ther was speculation that official had trouble reaching the site The Tass news agency said in the dense layer of the at mosphere the spaceship wa enveloped in flames but the landing was soft The Vosk hod came down in deep snow Tass said In response to a telephoni inquiry the newspaper Pravd said all previous Soviet space ships were enveloped by flames on rcontcring the dense layer of the atmosphere and there was no cause for alarm Moscow carried no new details on the landing and no pictures of it Official Soviet announcement said Pavel Bclyayev and Alexe Leonov the first man to leave an orbiting satellite and float in outer space carried out their assignments perfectly They completed 17 orbits in space But the announcements said nothing about picking up the two cosmonauts and returning to a debriefing area for medica checks the normal procedure in the past Perm airport officials said by telephone the cosmonauts land ed in strong winds and freezing weather The temperature was 2G6 degrees Fahrenheit with winds of about 20 miles an hour It was not snowing at the time of landing Official accounts said cos monauts landed inside the space capsule which returned to earth with the aid of parachutes Pravda said it was the first landing directed entirely by the pilot inside the space craft TI Say US is behind in race By HAROLD R WILLIAMS AP Aerospace Writer CAPii KENNEDY Fla AP Did the United States fall far behind in the race to the moon when a Russian performed the spectacular feat of walking in space Most highlevel US space officials believe we trail the So viets by two years These offi cials dont believe we have lost additional ground They point out that if all goes well with the upcoming Gemin shnt we will be first lo orbit a spacecraft able to maneuver in spnce change orbits and allow the pilot to pick his landing spot Astronauts Air Force Maj Virgil I Grissom and Navy Lt Cmdr John W Young will seek to do these firsts when they orbit the earth next Tuesday Russian cosmonauts appar cntly are along just for the ride with control of the flight staying on the ground William C Schneider deputy director of the Gemini program said he believes the Russians plan their space shots on a reac lion basis Evcrylime we announce j spnce shot he said the Rus sians come up with one Our program is carefully thoughl out to achieve our objectives Each flight is a planned step forward In Albuquerque NM Administrator fames E Webb told a news conference the So viet shot probably was not de liberately timed to overshadow the scheduled US flight My opinion is that the flight was right in line with a capabili ty that we have known they pos sessed Webb said He added that he believes the Russians arc spacing their flights to meet their own needs Inside The Globe DBS MOINES ftoosevelt Clinton St Marys in The newspaper that makes alt North lowans neighbors Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 20 IMS UM a Paper CoasUU ot Two OM AuocUtod run 3S alls up ma uard Uncover plot to bomb U S Embassy in Viet SAIGON South Viet Nam The two men riding it both TavW i KS SAIGON South Viet Nam Saturday seized two Viet Cong agents driving into Saigon on a scooter truck rigged with explosives and said their mission was to bomb the US Embassy The plot was thwarted when police discovered 25 pounds of plastic high explosive aboard a scooter truck rigged with a time detonating device set to go off in 30 minutes The two men riding it both presumed Viet Cong terrorists were arrested and the mobile bomb was defused The truck was intercepted several miles from the embassy Police said the two had planned to park the scooter in front of the fivestory concrete embassy building The detonat ing device was set for noon when many embassy workers normally leave for lunch US Ambassador Maxwell D Taylor was in his office when the explosives were found The bomb probably would have caused major pedestrian casualties but it was not be lieved large enough to have done serious damage to the building Brig Gen Nguyen Chang Thi commander of South Viet Nams First Corps Area told newsmen his troops discovered a Communist ammunitionrun ning boat at Cua Viet about 18 miles south of the border with North Viet Nam He did not say when the dis covery was made but said the craft was 55 feet long and car ried a crew of five to seven In Washington Secretary of State Dean Rusk said Friday he regrets that the Soviet Union appears disinclined to put its full weight behind the 1954 and 1962 Geneva agreements on Viet Nam and Laos He was responding to state ments made in London by So viet Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko after SovietBritish talks on Viet Nam Britain and the Soviet Union were cochair men of the Geneva conference that was to bring peace to Viet Nam Gromyko declared that the United States would have to stop its military action in Viet Nam before any negotiations could begin The United States Space agency rapped Committee is unhappy WASHINGTON AP ongressional committee Satur day released a report two year Id that raps the US spac gcncy for withholding inform a ion on Soviet space activitie rom the American people A committee spokesman sai he findings are still valid Americans know wha he Russians are doing the annot judge whether the Unit d States is ahead behind or a east keeping pace with Sovie pace efforts said the Hous Jovcrnment Operations repor ubmitted to Congress The slap on the hands came wo days after the Russians hat chieved a new headlinegrab ing space feat with their aero atic cosmonaut The report is based on hear ngs held by a foreign opera ons and government informa on subcommittee in the spring f 1963 The groups report said it nvestigations fully substantial omplaints from news media epresentatives that the Nation I Aeronautics and Space Ad ministration had withheld infor mation concerning Soviet space activities which by law anc consistent with national securi ty should have been made pub lie subcommittee found that while NASA had made periodic reports on orbiting objects of the United States and foreign powers the military put a secu rity label on most information from tracking stations relating to Soviet activities Desite its clear statutory mandate to keep the public in formed said the report NASA has not once challenged these security classifications blindly accepting the military decision even in those instances when it was obvious that nation al security requirements were not involved sub committee said ignored two requirements of the law estab lishing it the requirement of civilian control over nonmilitary space activities and the require ment for the fullest possible flow of public information The report recommended that NASA in every possible in stance consistent with the dic tates of national security ex ercise its right to challenge mil itary restrictions Death toll reaches 35 in mine blast ISTANBUL Turkey number of known victims of an state basketball 9 finals Church Editorials Society Sports Clear Lake news Surveyor Mason City Classified North Iowa mows F I 910 10 T 12U wants the North Vietnamese Communists to stop aiding the Viet Cong first US Air Force and carrier based Navy planes hit military targets at two points in North Viet Nam Friday the second such strike in five days For the first time they used napalm jellied petroleum fire bombs There were no US announce ments of casualties but Radio Hanoi claimed Communist forc es had shot down three planes Are to protect marchers President takes action 4 CI 1 JUVJLVJ W V motor Musser See other photos inside to explosion mine Friday in i northern coal Turkey markets 12 U17 II reached 35 Saturday after res cue teams pulled seven more charred bodies from the debris Officials of the Cheltek Coal Mines said there was little hope of finding the other 33 missing miners alive SHIPPER DIES LONDON Leath ers 81 shipping magnate and minister of transport in the war time Churchill Cabinet died Friday He was born Frederick Sioux City packers set to strike SIOUX CITY CAP Union mploycs of the Sioux City tockyards prepared Saturday o go on strike at 6 am Mon ay Officials of United Packing ouse Workers Local 176 said vestock handlers clerks and ther employes also will walk ut at South St Paul Minn nd Fargo ND at the same me Negotiations to end a dispute ver a pension plan calling for ighcr contributions by the tockyards Co broke up Friday About 167 work at the Sioux ity yards The company said it expects o keep the stockyards here pen lo receive animals brought o market but Joe Mulloy presi ent of Local 176 said any cat e trucks will be turned back promise to farmers f competent supply of employes to handle livestock is in our opinion wishful thinking Mul loy said We do not intend to let any former employe or re tired employe across our picket lines North Iowa Weather outlook Portly cloudy Sun day and continued cold but with lowly modorttinf torn Sunday High 20 Low Saturday night tomporaturo about I Space shots uncertain Clouds bothering Gemini Ranger system troubled CAPS KENNEDY Fla AP Clouds of doubt hung over Cape Kennedy Saturday doubt that the weather would be favor able for the Tuesday flight of the Gemini spacecraft Molly Brown and doubt that Ranger 9 would be ready to leave Sun day on its mission to photograph the moon The weather forecast was cloudy for the inaugural flight Weatherman is not cooperating of the Gemini which is designed to maneuver to change its orbi tal path Astronauts Virgil I Grissom and John W Young whose mis sion is to test the spacecraft will fly it backward and for ward even sideways and alter their orbitup to 50 miles by fir ing jetlike thruster engines But a Tuesday launch is ques tionable Weather men predict ed heavy clouds over the Cape that would prevent vital camera coverage of the Titan 2 boost liftoff Bad weather wat also forecast for the Atlantic in the area where the space bud dies would splash down if they ran into trouble during the launch phase Ranger 9s problems were different Program scientists were poring over results of a simulated countdown Friday trying to isolate a problem that appeared in the second stage guidance system They said it appeared to be caused by ground support equipment rath er than something in the Agena rocket itself Ranger 9 last of the moon photography scries is scheduled for launch between and pm EST Sunday Its tar get is the crater Alphonsus esti mated to be 10000 feet deep and 50 to 60 miles across Astrono mers have spotted red glows in the crater and believe there might be volcanic action in the old hole on the moon The Gemini program direc tors were refusing to worry about the weather Operations director Christopher C Kraft Jr planned a briefing during the morning and another dur ing Uie afternoon meetings in which he calls on project people in charge of the different phases the mission to describe their of preparedness Kraft said he would not take a hard look at the weather a lo launch or not to launch look until Sunday Grissom and Young took part Friday in a simulation of their flight in order to give tracking station personnel around the world a final practice run It became clear that while the GRISSOM YOUNG official name of Ihe spacecraft is Gemini 3 the unofficial name that will be used in com munications during flight is Molly Brown Astronauts gave the space craft the nickname from the Broadway show and movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown in pointed reference to the 38 yearold Grissoms Mercury capsule Liberty Bell 7 which after hi suborbita flight on July 21 1961 Reopen major roads Continue to dig out Although roads could hardly be called normal Saturday all major highways in North Iowa were open to travel for the first time since Wednesday and Thursday storm conditions para lyzed the northern third of the state The only remaining blockage of a major highway in the state Saturday morning was on High way 9 west of Spirit Lake Al though a number of other points still had been blocked Friday afternoon State Highway Com mission crews had carved through the drifts at all of them during the night major highways ware open work was still being done on some lesser state roads and on countymaintained rural roads And even the main high ways were reported 50 to 100 per cent ice and snowpacked with considerable oneway stretches north of a line from Sioux City through Fort Dodge Waterloo and Elkader Bus rail and air travel all was reported back to normal at Mason City Saturday morning Mason City streets were open and work was being done in alleys Considerable cleanup work and improvement of opened streets remained Cerro Gordo County crews re ported about 40 per cent of the countys 1000 miles of rural road open at least oneway by Saturday morning That included all blacktop and other main roads It was not expected that all gravel roads in the county vould be open until sometime unday possibly in the after loon Steel talks reaching a critical stage PITTSBURGH AP Basic teel contract talks enter the do rdie stage Monday with the tart of toplevel bargaining on wages and other key benefits Scheduling of the first such alks came Friday amid indica ions the United Steelworkers Jnion was clearing the decks or the final 40 days of bargain ng that remain before it can trike the nations steel mills tlay 1 The union announced ad ition of two men to its six member top negotiating team This was an apparent conces ion to I W Abel union secre arytreasurer who ran against ncumbcnt David J McDonald or the union presidency and ould take over during negotia ions Start of toplevel talks Mon lay will lift basic steel negotia ions from the companybycom sany level and put them in the lands of a dozen or so key men Talks involving the union and the 11 major steelmakers re umed last week after a two month recess for the unions itill unresolved election Some of the bigger compa nies such as US Steel still uve numerous local problems o settle The companybycom pany talks are recessed for the weekend Bulletin SELMA Ala OP A high authoritative Army said Saturday that regular Army troops have alerted for use in protecting civil rights marchers on a hike from Selma to Montgom ery Sunday The Army official would neither confirm nor deny that troops have been brought to Maxwell Air Base at Montgomery Sources in Selma said two battalions of regular Army troops had already reached Selma for use if needed JOHNSON CITY Tex U Johnson Satur day federalized the Ala bama National Guard be cause of the danger of do mestic violence during the planned five day voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery Ala Presidential Press Secretary George E Reedy announced the decision during a predawn news conference In a proclamation the Presi dent said he took the action be cause there a substantial likelihood that domestic vio lence may occur in connection with the march scheduled to start Sunday Johnson previously had warned that he would federalize the Guard if Alabama Gov George C Wallace didnt Reedy didnt say but it ap peared that federal troops also might be used to augment the Alabama militia Johnson had said that if it were necessary for him to ac tivate the Guardsmen he would support them with whatever military troops might e necessary And his order Saturday pro vided that the Secretary of De fense could use such armed forces of the United States as he may deem necessary It was the fifth time since 1957 that a president has federalized a state militia during a racial crisis Alabama also was in volved in two of the previous orders In calling up Guard John son issued two documents One was a proclamation set ting forth the background and noting that Wallace had refused to provide protection for the marchers as directed by Feder al Judge Frank M Johnson Jr The other was an executive order giving the Secretary ot Defense the necessary author ity The order provided for the uss of any or all of the states Army and Air National Guard thus raising the possibility that Ne groes might be among the march protectors The National Guard Bureau in Washington said there are no Negroes in the Army Guard but that the Air Guard includes two Negro members The march is meant to dram atize what civil rights leaders say is the states discrimination against Negroes and their vot ing rights The 50mile march originally was scheduled March 7 Ala bama State Police used night sticks and tear gas to break it up almost as it began The federal court stepped in RIGHTS Turn 2   

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