Thursday, August 19, 1965

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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that mokes all North I o wans neighbors Edition VOL IIS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST If 1HS OOc a Consists of Two Associated Press full Leisc Wires No UJ Newsaway from the launch pad BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the world ATHENS Elias Tsirimokos a former leftwing Socialist began a new attempt Thurs day to form a government and end Greeces 35 dayold crisis King Constantine chose Tsiri mokos after the 58yearold politician and his ally Stephanos Stephanopoulos apparently con vinced the king they could line up a parlia mentary majority in defiance of ousted Premier George Papandreou TOKYO Tokyos new leftistdominated metropolitan assembly adopted a resolution Wednesday night demanding that the United V States get out of Viet Nam Only the proWest ern Liberal Democrats who control 38 of the assemblys 120 seats voted against the resolu tion It also demanded that the government deny the use of bases in Japan and Okinawa for U S air attacks on Viet Nam LONDON Britain should have a foreign tiade surplus by the end of next year but it will probably be accompanied by a rise in unem ployment of one per cent or more the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said Thursday The institutes quarterly economic review said the Labor governments austerity measures designed to stem the 1964 trade defi cit of more than billion appear to be suc ceeding TOKYO Foreign Minister Shen Chang huan of Nationalist China returned to Taiwan Thursday after an eightday official visit to Japan the first by a Chinese foreign minister sine World War II MEXICO CITY Heavy rains and floods which have battered westcentral Mexico for more than three weeks eased Thursday leaving damage in the millions and at least 11 dead Thousands were homeless TAIPEI Formosa Typhoon Mary broke up ayainst mountains in east Formosa Thursday utter killing at least four persons and injuring 71 others Eight persons were missing police said In Washington WASHINGTON A bill to provide 000 in free insurance for American military personnel in Viet Nam and other combat zones has gone to the House after receiving voice vote approval Wednesday in the Senate The legislation results from refusal of many life in surance companies to write policies for men already in Viet Nam or alerted to move there WASHINGTON President Johnson has directed Secretary of the Treasury Henry H Fowler to prod manufacturers who have not passed on the benefits of the excise tax reduc tion to consumers to do so immediately Presi dential press secretary Bill D Moyers said Wed nesday Fowler told Johnson that the overall re sults were promising but that some manufac turers bear watching of Health Ed ucation and Welfare John W Gardner says he intends to live up to President Johnsons ex pectations Johnson said at swearingin cere monies for Gardner Wednesday he hopes the new Cabinet member will lead a great march toward national excellence WASHINGTON Sen Harrison A Wil liams DNJ says he has received reports that con men claiming to represent the Social Securi ty administration are swindling elderly persons in the Dallas Tex and Buffalo NY areas Ac cording to Williams the men are signing up persons for the new federal health insurance program by telling their victims they can get a discount by signing and paying up early The program goes into effect next July 1 but en rollment can not start until after Sept 1 Wil liams said Wednesday In the nation ANCHORAGE Alaska The bodies of two young Minnesota men who were apparently trapped in a sudden tmseasonal snowstorm were found Wednesday in high glacier country about 33 air miles southeast of here The men Duane W Mann 23 and Vernon F Denn 22 both of Hastings were last seen Saturday by a hiking party which passed their hunting camp in the rugged mountain country if warm and humid weath er covered broad areas of the nation Thursday after another outbreak of severe storms in many sections Wednesday and Wednesday night Twisters struck the airport at St Clair Mo near St Louis damaging three airplanes and toppled awater tower near Buffalo in OUaboM No injuries were re hr Scrub Gemini flight Delay forced by weather telemetry trouble CAPE KENNEDYFla AP Technical problems and heavy thunderstorms combined Thurs day to force postponement of the eightday Gemini 5 flight of Astronauts L Gordon Cooper Jr and Charles Conrad Jr There was no immediate indi cation when the flight would be rescheduled but it was believed that another attempt could not be made before Saturday The effort was called off at pm CDT as Cooper and Conrad tensely waited out the countdown while sealed in the cramped quarters of their space craft perched atop a fullyloaded Titan 2 rocket They had been in the space ship since am when the shot was called off The countdown was racing against a thunderstorm moving in from the West and had a good chance of winning when the count suddenly was stopped at Tminus 10 minutes Mission control center said the count was held at that point be cause of a dropout in radio sig nals from a telemetry channel which pipes information from the spacecraft to ground con trollers They said the trouble appeared to be in a commutator an elec tronic switch which changes from one radio channel to an other The controllers switched to a backup system and it worked fine When the primary system was switched back on it was work ing also But engineers ex pressed some concern and they wanted to take an extra 15 min utes to check it In the mean time the thunder and lighting swept in over the cape and drenched the launch area Even as the rain began pelt ing the launch complex Cooper and Conrad said they still were anxious to go Minutes later the control center called the shot off for the day The astronauts were expected to stay in the craft about 30 min utes to wait for technicians to ride the elevator to the top of the tower to remove them CONCEPTION OF FIRST The Gemini spacecraft pursues Little Rascal Radar Evaluation Pod through the heavens in mans first attempt to rendezvous with another Photofax satellite Astronauts L Gordon Cooper Jr and Charles Conrad Jr are scheduled to launch the Little Rascal on their second orbit factor in life of astronaut HOUSTON Tex In a small Methodist church in the small town of Seabrook Tex there is a copy of a prayer once said in space It is written in the bold script of astronaut L Gordon Cooper Jr 38 Flanking the prayer are a Christian flag and Old Glory The flags were carried by Cooper on his 22orbit space flight May 1516 1963 The pray er is the one he uttered during the 14th orbit Religion is a big factor in the Air Force lieutenant colonels life He has delivered the ser mon at his church several times The name of his Mercury Spacecraft was Faith 7 a name he deliberated over a long time The dictionary gives three definitions of faith he said They are belief loyalty and confidence I wanted the world to see those things Another side of the astro nauts personality is a love for speedboats He has entered sev eral national speedboat races and owns a boating company on Galveston Bay He and his wife Trudy are excellent pilots and have their own plane They fly ail over the country taking their two daugh ters Camala 16 and Janita 15 with them Cooper a native of Shawnee Okla is a quiet thoughtful man He does not talk any more than is necessary In this re tard he and his Gemini 5 part ner Navy LtCmdr Charles Conrad Jr complement each other his friends call one of the seven origi nal Mercury astronauts Only three members of the Mercury team still are considered able to make a space flight They are Exgovernor of Wisconsin dies at Madison MADISON Wis AP Phil ip F La Follette 68 former governor of Wisconsin died Wednesday night at Madison General Hospital He was hospi talized Aug 3 suffering from a lung infection complicated by pneumonia hooper Air Force Lt Col Virgil Grissom and Navy Capt Wal er M Shirra Jr The 150pound 5foot8 Cooper received a flying license while a teenager in Oklahoma His mother Mrs Leroy Gordon Cooper Sr of Carbondale Colo said she worried about her son flying in the early days but then came to realize Gods up there the same as on the ground After graduating from high school in 1945 Cooper joined the Marine Corps and entered the Naval Academy Preparatory School He was discharged in 1946 and attended the University of Hawaii It was there he met and married the former Trudy Olson of Seattle Wash Cooper received an Army commission while at the Univer sity of Hawaii He transferred to the Air Force and in 1949 was called for extended flight duty in Germany He earned a bachelors degree in aeronautical engineering in 1956 from the Air Force Insti tute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Ohio He later became a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base Calif OTTUMWA points way to urban renewal Page 13 Editorials Society news 67f Sports 910 Clear Lake news Mason City news 1213 Latest markets 1 Comics 1 Classified pages 181 North Iowa news 20 Dies after fasting for world peace OROVILLE Calif Rev George J Strong 59 diet in Butte County Hospital hen Wednesday after fasting for ai most 40 days for world peace Rev Strong pastor of the Bethel African Methodis Church in Chico Calif for 12 years was taken to the hospita Monday by his wife Louella A hospital spokesman said he had been fasting for at least 3 days but did not know the exac number The Negro minister was fee intravenously when he arrivec at the hospital the spokesman said but he died early Wednes day morning Several U2 planes downed WASHINGTON AP Secre tary of Defense Robert S Mc Namara says that in the past several years Soviet air defense missiles have shot down several American U2 reconnaissance iaissiles JA ae These ployed is Gift which shot down a very high al titude U2 he added during a closed doorAppropriation Com mittee hearing last Feb 25 McNamara testified then in support A his endorsement of rather than bombers or mMMd aircraft for futare US defenses the testimoer was re The defense secretary did not elaborate beyond the 1962 mis sile attack over Cuba as to where or when other U2 inci dents might have occurred A U2 was shot down over Rus sian territory by a Soviet mis sile in 1MO The pilot Gary Francis Powers was later ex changed tar a convicted Soviet 600 Reds killed in Viet fight CHU LAI Viet Nam W While Viet Cong sur vivors fled a US Marine officer said Thursday American forces may have killed more than GOO of the Red enemy in the battle of the Van Tuong Peninsula Marine spokesmen said 552 Viet Cong bodies hac een counted and casualties among the Marine regi mental landing force that struck the entrenched guerrillas Wednesday were light But US military spokes man in Saigon said the Ameri cans fighting their biggest bat tie of the Viet Nam war hac suffered their heaviest loss oi any single engagement in thai war Maj Snyder of Ocean side Calif operations officer for the 7th Regiment said the estimate of more than 600 Viet long dead was based on aerial observation plus the body count The Marines were reported to lave taken 50 prisoners The Marine regiments intelli gence officer Maj George H Gentry Jr of Fallbrook Calif estimated 1200 guerrillas were n the combat zone and 800 oth ers in the general area I think some slipped out said Col Oscar F Peatross of llaleigh NC commander of he regiment However the Viet Cong are no longer effec tive as fighting units in the area Snyder said several junks were seen taking on supplies and presumed Viet Cong and that one US destroyer request ed permission to fire on the junks He said the request was denied because it was feared the gunfire would strike the pur suing Marines In other areas the Viet Cong overran a district headquarters town and a special forces camp at Dak Sut in the central high lands and caused heavy casual ties in an attack on a hamlet only 9 miles west of Saigon The fighting showed an crease of activity in the in war after several days of relative quiet The Marines opened their op eration on the Van Tuong Penin sula 330 miles north of Saigon early Wednesday landing troops by helicopter and landing craft They met heavy resis tance Heavy weapons air strikes and naval gunfire pounded the Viet Cong as the Marines fought their way across the peninsula The fighting went on through the night and much of today as the Leathernecks drove the Viet Cong from bunkers tunnels and caves The Viet Cong attack that be gan Wednesday night on the town and special forces camp at Dak Sut 290 miles north of VIETNAM Turn to 2 SAM Claims use of gas in revolution NICOSIA Cyprus leader of the Kurdish revolt i northern Iraq claimed Thursda hat the Iraqi government ha authorized the use of poison ga o wipe out Kurdish resistanc and end the 4yearold war Mullah Mustafa Barzani mad he claim in a cable sent from Nicosia to UN SecretaryGen eral U Thant and General As sembly President Alex Quaison Sackey of Ghana He appeale o them to dissuade the Bagh dad government from its alleg edly imminent plan to launc gas attacks Identical messages were ad dressed to President Johnson French President Charles d Gaulle Soviet Premier Alexe N Kosygin President Kwam Mkrumah of Ghana Presiden Tito of Yugoslavia and Britis Prime Minister Harold Wilson A Kurdish emissary said h d brought the messages t Nicosia and delivered them t ihe various embassies becaus it would have been difficult t send them from any neighbor ing Arab country Barzanis cable claimed th Iraqi government plans to mak the first gas attack in the Ro wandus region in an attempt t extricate the Iraqi armys Is division The cable claimed Kurdisl military intelligence had discov ered the plan by deciphering a Iraqi military telegram author izing the use of poison gas The war between the Iraq government and the fierce mountain warriors has been go ing on intermittently since 1961 North Iowa Weather outlook Clear to partly cloudy through Friday Cooler Thurs day night lows in the 50s Highs Friday around 80 Weather details on page 2 Earlier the shot had been de layed 3 hours 18 minutes be cause of a problem with the spacecraft power system Cooper 38yearold Air Force lieutenant colonel and Conrad 35yearold Navy lieutenant com mander originally were to have blasted off at 9 am on mans longest planned space flight during which they were to at tempt a first rendezvous with another satellite Cooper the command pilot eeks to become the first man o rocket into orbit a second me He made a 22orbit trip o close out the Mercury pro ram May 1516 1963 This was the first time during launch attempt that a Gemini pacecraft or rocket had been ffecled by technical troubles the Gemini 3 and 4 flights icre were delays involving aunch pad equipment and track ng gear The experience was nothing ew for Cooper He once sweat d out more than five hours in is Mercury capsule before a aulty radar system postponed hat flight He was launched the ollowing clay with only a four ninute delay in the countdown When told of the postpone ment Cooper vyas quoted as say ng Aw gee you promised a aunching today and not a wet mock A wet mock is a rehear sal in which the booster is fuel ed On the Gemini 5 wet mock July 23 Cooper and Conrad also had frustrations When the ex ercise was over the service tow er failed to raise because of an electrical problem and they were stranded in the spacecraft more than an hour Fifteen minutes after Thurs days launch was called off Cooper and Conrad left the cap sule to return to their quarters about five miles from the pad Several hours after the first hold began Cooper and Conrad were awakened refreshed by the extra sleep and ready for the job ahead The final countdown for mans longest space voyage was to have started at 5 am The mis sion of the astronauts was to prove the ability of man to live in space as long as it will take to fly to the moon explore its surface and return They also were to attempt the first rendezvous with another satellite Cooper 38 an Air Force lieu tenant colonel and Conrad 35 a Navy lieutenant commander retired early Wednesday night in the crew quarters five miles from the launch pad The marathon Gemini 5 flight was to set many guidelines for future flights to the moon Fail ure to obtain information of any of the planned exercises could toss a roadblock on the lunar expressway The scheduled flight time of 191 hours 53 minutes approxi mately equaled that planned for the first US manned lunar landing attempt scheduled in 1969 Medical experts believe it will lay to rest any lingering doubts about mans ability to survive in space for that long Much of the action and sus pense of the flight was to be packed into the first six hours when Cooper and Conrad were to chase a satellite across the sky During the second orbit they planned to eject the satellite which they call Little Rascal rom an equipment bay in the 3emini 5 Cooper the command pilot will maneuver about 52 miles behind it and a radar system a computer and et begin the pursuit The astronauts hope to move o within 20 feet of the 76pound electronic pod during the fourth GEMINI Torn to J North Iowa Fair attendance drops Grandstand attendance compared with figures but the outaide lower See Page 1964 1200