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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Health package advances Contains vast care program WASHINGTON AP unprecedented package ol health benefits and pension in creases for the aged advanced by the approval ol the House Ways and Means Committee and welcomed by President Johnson headed Wednesday for an early vote in the House The committee altered by Democratic gains in last years election cleared Tuesday a billion measure containing Johnsons plan for hospitaliza tion paid for by a payroll and much more Hospilalization for all over 65 an optional contributory plan to help pay other health expenses liberalization of the statefeder al system of health care of the indigent and lowincome groups an acrosstheboard 7 per cent increase in old age payments under Social Security In a statement released by White House Tuesday night the President hailed the health bill approved by the House commit tec as a tremendous step for ward for all of our senior cit izens He called it a financially sound bill and one which will benefit the entire nation The financing involves a stiff rise in the payroll tax levied for Social Security Next years maximum payment by an em ploye would be up from this years with more to come Also in the first full year of operation there would be a billion dip into the general Treasury The health benefits of the bill fall into three main sections First is i basic hospilalixation protection CO days per illness plus 2Q days in a nursing home for recuperation or longer in the nursing home if the hospital benefit is riol all used All those over G5 would be eligible whoher or not retired or in need Each patient would pay the first S10 The plan would go into effect July 1 I9Cfi Next there would be a pro gram for which the aged could sign up if they wished It would cost S3 a month in premiums and the patient would pay the first Doctors visits Xray and laboratory fees and a vari ety other health expenses bul not medicines prescribed for home use would be covered The effective dale would be the same V For those cared for by wel fare programs anci by the exist ing KcrrMills Act for aid to persons so close lo the poverty level that medical bills would ruin them there also would be help The federal government which now contributes 50 to 80 per cent of the cost of existing programs in various states would step up its contributions In 55 o 83 per cent Eligibility would be cased especially by substituting a flexible income test for the general means tests now in use in some states Social Security oldage pay ments would be increased 7 per cent across the board with a minimum increase of a month and the increase would he retroactive to Jan 1 1965 There would accordingly be a now minimum of for a re tired worker eligible wives gel half as much in addition and a maximum of The payroll tax now withheld for Social Security purposes is 362r per cent of the first earned with a similar tax on the employer Next year under the provisions of the bill it would go up to per cent on SrfiOO rnrt both the rate and the base would he further increased later Were not using gas war Rusk WASHINGTON of Stale Dean Rusk denied in dignantly Wednesday that the US is engaging in gas war fare in South Viet Nam But he made clear that teargas and riotcontrol agents would continue lo be used where de sirable to avoid civilian cas ualties In a statement lo newsmen at the State Department Rusk said the whole purpose of us ing what he called gases of the teargas family was to save lives by employing mini mum force against groups in filtrated by Communist guer rillas Were not engaged in gas warfare in Viet Nam he said It is against our policy to do so as it is against the policies of most governments North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy eoW through Thursday Charter of occasional snow south Lows night 5 north to 10 couth Lows Wednesday night I north to 10 south Thursday to mid teens The newspaper that makes oil North Uwont neighbors Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 24 IMS UOc Piper Consist of Two Associated Full LeaM M Moon in live TV debut Gus John get good rest They look and feel fine Gemini debrief sta rted ABOARD TJSS Intrepid AP Astronauts Virgil I Grissom and John W Young evidently none the worse for a ride through space in an orbitshift ing capsule woke up refreshed Wednesday after a night of sound sleep They look fine and feel fine t i s sad a spokesman for the Na tional Aeronautics and Space Administration aboard this air SAFE AT LAST Astronauts John W Young left and Virgil I Grissom Clafl carrier which was the walk across the deck of the recovery ship the carrier Intrepid after they were landins target of the spacemen TllllplmH ffttt OT plucked from the sea V 81000mile around the after Tuesdays threeorbit flight world Dr Harold Minnors one of the astronauts physicians said there would be no more blood tests an indication that first tests showed no adverse effects on the blood from space radia tion If they had more tests would have been required Grissom slept from pm until am and Young from 11 pm until am Then they settled down to the impor tant r u r A SPACE John W Young waits in a life rait while his companion on Americas first twoman space flight Virgil Gus Grissom is about to be hoisted from the Atlantic Ocean to a hovering helicopter at the end of their threeorbit Gemini flight Grissom is in the water behind loung three paramedics stand on the flotation collar placed around the space capsule after its water landing Another is in the water between the capsule and Photofax nh RECOVERY OP MOLLY BROWNCrewmen of the carrier Intrepid hoist aboard the spacecraft Molly Brown from the Atlantic Ocean pened during theirspacejour ney They are scheduled to return Thursday to Cape Kennedy Fla from where a Titan 2 launched their Molly Brown spacecraft into orbit Tuesday and to hold a press conference at 7 pm Grissom was the first on deck Wednesday morning He quickly disappeared into the ships hos pital quarters for his final tilt table tests to check heartbeat and blood pressure effect Young went in later and then the two breakfasted on apple juice eggs sausage toast mik and coffee Grissom and Young were the first US astronauts to fly as a team and they were the first of any nation lo maneuver a spacecraft Everyone from President Johnson down seemed to think Tuesdays flight was a powerful success Vice President Hubert H Humphrey and a large con tingent of congressmen were at Cape Kennedy to offer congrat ulations Johnson got the astronauts on the telephone shortly after they were picked up and brought to the carrier Speaking from the White House Johnson said he had fol lowed every moment of the flight Were very proud of you the President said and very grateful for your safe return ft was a thrilling and won derful flight Grissom said It was a wonderful flight Young told the President It didnt last long enough Grissom told a space official Ill be ready to fake GT4 GT4 the next schedufee flight a fourday trip this sum with astronauts James Unanimous House OK to rights panel in Iowa DES MOINES Without vote the Iowa a dissenting House passed and sent to the Senate Wednesday a bill to set Civil Rights Com up an Iowa mission The 1180 second day vote came in of debate on the the measure after the House had disposed of more than 30 amend ments Minority Floor Leader Floyd Edgington R Sheffield criti cized the Democratic majority saying the bill actually was passed in your caucus the other night Many good amendments were offered that would have made it a stronger bill fairer to everybody Edgington said but you decided then which amendments would pass and which would not Rep Harold Fischer RWells burg said he was glad to see the concern expressed by the House for minority groups in passing thelegislation and said he hoped the same benevolent feeling will be present toward the minority the when we talk about reappor tionment fc The bill would set up a seven member bipartisan commission with strong legal powers to act on complaints of discrimination in employment labor union membership public accommo dations and vocational training programs because of race creed color national origin or religion It also would be empowered to investigate the extent and character of discrimination in all these fields and in housing and to undertake programs of education and conciliation to eliminate it V McDivitt and Edward H White in the capsule During this flight McDivitt will open the capsule hatch and peer into space For the record Grissom 38 an Air Force major and Young 34 Navy lieutenant commander traveled 81000 miles in 4 hours 54 minutes They came down in the Atlan tic Ocean at pm Centra Standard Time and bobbed in their capsule nicknamed the before helicopters picked them up On the inside Comics Society news 111213 Clear Lake news M1J North news Sports news 1711 Latest Meson City news JO2 KTC O I I T rm i Phptofax MOON S KILLS the grooves known as rills in the moon crater Alphonsus are pictured at left in this picture taken by Ranger 9 as ifc headed for impact on the moon This picture was taken about 4 or o minutes before impact from the altitude of about 400 miles Adventure on TV N visit moon in easy chair comfort By KEN E BERG Live from the moon This was the dramatic white block lettering that filled the bottom inch of thousands of North Iowa television screens Wednesday morning The remainder of the screens was filled with a puls ing sequence of clearly defined scannings of the moons surface by the cameras aboard the Ranger 9 spacecraft Viewers had the sensation of actually peering through the nose of Ranger as it plunged headlong into the crater Alphonsus at a speed of more than 6000 miles an hour It was a 15minute segment of one of the televisions fin est hours Husbands slood watching coffee cups in their hands as they delayed the trip to the of fice Housewives sat speechless even for just a few minutes with dish towels across their knees School children dressed and ready for classes paused wideeyed at the doorway hoping to be able to witness the entire spectacle and still make the first bell The special program came on a few minutes early to capture the anticipation of he engineers and audience at Jet Propulsion Laborato r i e s in California Then came the announce ment that the equi p m e n t aboard Ranger had responded to radio signals The cameras were in the warmup phase Two minutes Jater at a point 1300 miles from the moons surface the first ser ies of pictures in sharp detail flooded the screens In full view was a 500mile area of craters and pock marks These photos from a wideangle lens were alter nated with those from a close up lens which lacked some of the clarity ofthe former The audio portion was inter laced by the announcers description of the various craters and the whine of the telemetry signals from Rang ers delicate instruments The pictures were not con tinuous like normal television Each held the screen for five seconds before another was flashed Continuous televis ing was not possible because Rangers signals first had to be converted to commercial televisions pattern On rushed Ranger the field of view becoming smaller as the outline of craters gave way lo the cracks and rills within them Ranger is now 70 miles from the moon 20 seconds to impact It was a dizzying sensation that continued to magnify until the screen went blank and the telemetry moment of impact Bad mom and the kids joined in the applause and then resumed their respective duties amid excited conversa tion Well at least we know the Man in the Moon isnt busy shoveling snow like we are somebody piped It truly was an awesome be ginning of a most unusual day for North Towans County pay bill is sent to Hughes Vote 1155 DES MOINES CAP The owa House Wednesday ended egislative debate about pay raises for county officials by concurring in Senate amend ments to the bill It then repassed the measure 1155 and sent it to the governor It voted down an amendment proposed by Rep Burl Scott D Avoca which would have changed the pay schedule for county boards of supervisors written into the measure by the Senate after Rep Cleve Carn ahan D Ottumwa declared there had been enough wran gling over the bill and we ought to concur in the Senate amendments and forget it The bill as passed by the Sen ale would provide basing part of the pay of the county auditor treasurer recorder and District Court clerk on the population of the county and part on the total assessed value of proper ty in the county Provisions for paying county sheriffs on the same schedule were removed from the bill by the Senate which has passed a separate bill to grant sheriffs pay increases TheSenate also wrote in provision requiring county court houses to atay open business from 8 am to 12 noon on Sat supervisors In counties with twards and population of 40000 to 60000 a year 60000 o 150000 population 150 001 to 200000 population 8 200 ile for payin county boards of members of iirdays and adopted this schcdjand over 200000 population S10 In counties with threemem ber boards and 40000 to 60000 population a year 50001 to 100000 population S7250 100 001 to 150000 population and over 150000 population S8 200 Loan company bill approved Ranger performs very well Cracks seen in lunar floor PASADENA Calif Ranger 9 televised live Wednes day a dramatic sequence ot more than 200 closeups of lha moon as it dove to its death in a lunar crater The beautifully illuminated series began by showing three craters in sharp detail from 1 300 miles up and finished by displaying tiny pock marks on the floor of the crater Alphonsus from but a few miles away The live television relayed lo home viewers by commercial TV networks was a first for he series which now has three itraight successes in returning lose shots of the little known unar surface The pictures were flashed en he screen for five seconds each or more than 15 minutes ireceding Rangers am mpact just four miles from its arget in the 60milewide Al ihonsus The firstshot showed crater Albalegnius at the top of the screen with Alphonsus at the lower left and the smaller Ptole maeus at lower right As Ranger 9 plunged moon ward the two other craters dis appeared and the1 camera zeroed in on Alphonsus Clearly visible was the 3000foot peak in the craters center almost dwarfed by the steep walls 10 000 feet high Perhaps the most interesting feature was a large crack or rill across Alphonsus floor One of the goals in aiming at crater the two previous successful Rangers photo graphed broad plains was to ry to learn if there is volcanic activity on the moon There was no immediate indi cation whether the crack could lave been caused volcanically The shots were made by one of the crafts six cameras as it raveled at about 6000 miles per hour toward the lunar surface The pictures were dramatical y illuminated by bright sun ight striking the rough surface at an angle outlining clearly Jie ridges around the craters The craters grew slowly in size in the pictures as Ranger 9 zeroed in Ranger 7 and 8 returned more than 11000 good pictures Rang er 9 is expected to return addi ional thousands The first of these are released later after being prin ted They wiU be the first to show a crater close up The two previous Rangers landed on broad dusty plains Scientists say they doubt they would want to attempt a landing in a crater but they want to know what one looks like nonetheless Ranger 9 was launched Sun day from Cape Kennedy Fla and gave the United States two space triumphs in two days first twoastronaut Gemini space capsule orbital night was staged Tuesday The televised pictures showed the floor of the crater Alphon sus just below the equator and just to the left of the northsouth central line of the moons face to be flat It was marked with rifts and small craters similar to those seen on the broad lunar plains in previous moon pic tures DES MOINES bill to define and regulate industrial loan companies in Iowa passed the Senate 4710 Wednesday Op ponents of the bill contended it would favor lenders and ignore the welfare of the borrower More than 300 firms now are licensed as industrial loan com panies but there is relatively little state regulation of heir operation Sen Robert Hampton said rowing money would be higher under the bill than should be al lowed because of its seven per cent addon interest rate serv ice charges delinquency charg es and appraisal fees Sen Eugene Hill opposing the m e a s J Rigler the cost RNew of bor anyone who walks through the1 door will get fleeced Majority Leader Andrew Frommelt DDubuque said the bill h a needed regulatory measure worked out by a com mittee of businessmen in con sultation with the slate auditor The bill which goes to the Observers said the series tained no surprises in the way of lunar topography In a first for the series Ran ger 9 was ordered to make a terminal maneuver about an DNewton hour impact to aim Its u r e said cameras straight into the era House would set up a licensing the system handled through LEGISLATUKI Pleeso Turn to Page V SAM   

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