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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Red missile downs Navy jet in SAIGON South Viet Nam AP A US Navy phantom jet plane has been shot down by what appeared to be a surface toair missile about 90 miles south of Hanoi a US spokes man reported Wednesday The supersonic plane from the 7th Fleet aircraft carrier Midway was hit Tuesday the1 city of Thanh Hoa the spokesman said The downing was the first in dication that Communist an tiaircraft missiles have been moved as far south as Thanh Hoa It seemed likely that the missile was fired from a mobile launcher One parachute was seen after the Phantom was hit but search and rescue operations failed to locate the American airman The other crewman is presumed dead the spokesman said Two other American planes have been downed in the past month by missiles which Soviet technicians are presumed to have installed in North Viet Nam US officials believe So viet personnel are helping to man the missile launchers The spokesman said the Phantom downed Tuesday was flying support for an armed re connaissance mission It was hit on or near the tail he said and the pilot of the wing aircraft reported a missile probably was responsible US planes attacked two mis sile sites north of Hanoi last month and the pilots reported one was knocked out and the other damaged US pilots are known to be looking for mobile missile sites outside the Hanoi area as potential targets but they reportedly have had little success In Saigon Henry Cabot Lodge presented his credentials as the new US ambassador to South Viet Nam and told Chief of State Nguyen Van Theiu I hope you can make use of me I want to make myself as useful as I can Lodge said in French as he began his second tour of duty in Saigon Lodge 63 was ambassador in South Viet Nam for nine months until June 1964 when he was succeeded by Gen Maxwell D Taylor former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Taylor res igned last month The Viet Cong claimed abso lute supremacy in the Viet Nam war following its 15minute mortar attack early Tuesday on the Bien Hoa air base 12 miles north of Saigon Ignoring the Communist guer rillas heavy losses last week in the battle on the Van Tuong Peninsula Hanois official newspaper Nhan Dan said the Bien Hoa attack has brought out more strikingly the stale mate of the US aggressors and their henchmen There is no safe place for them American officials said the longrange attack damaged 45 American and Vietnamese air craft but all could be repaired within three days There were no serious casualties US offi cials said US military headquarters ia Saigon announced that ABMT icans were tilled in action ia South Viet Nam last week Be cause of security regulations there was no breakdown at services or identification ol the actions in which they were killed But it was known that most of them died in the big Marine operation on the Van Tuong Peninsula Aim for The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors in space Beards itchy cabin littered SPACE CENTER Houston Tex The Gemini 5 as tronauts set a new US space endurance record Wednesday and got a goahead to smash the Sovietheld world record Thursday For the second time they spotted a powerful mili tary rocket streaking toward space The astronauts sped past the 97 hours 59 minutes record of Geminh 4 at am CDT They are due to eclipse the world record at am CDT Thursday Gemini control communicator James A McDivitt congratulat ed the crew on passing the rec ord that he and astronaut Ed ward White II set in June He got a modest thank you from the command pilot L Gor don Copper in reply President Johnson on the eve of the new world record an nounced that the Air Force would fly a manned orbiting lab oratory in late 1968 to insure a US military edge in space At the same time the Presi dent invited Soviet scientists to be on hand to witness the Octo ber flight of the Gemini 6 space craft Their beards itchy and their small space cabin showing some of the clutter of four days of oc cupancy the astronauts dis cussed with doctors on the ground ways of lightening the work load tov provide more sleeping time In their 62nd orbit as over the Pacific coast of the United States the astronauts ob served a Minuteman missile blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base Calif They also successfully spotted one Tues day The Gemini 5 astronauts did some housekeeping in their cabin and kept a sharp eye on Gemini 5 ataglance BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Duration The Gemini 5 team passed the halfway mark of their eightday mis sion at EOT Wednesday and then at am CDT broke the American space flight record of 97 hours and 59 minutes set by Gemini 4 on June 37 Astronauts Air Force Lt Col L Gordon Cooper Jr 38 and Navy Lt Cmdr Charles Conrad Jr 35 reported in very good physical condition by ground physicians who say the astronauts are eating drinking and sleeping very closely to flight plan instruc tions Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25 W5 Uflc a Paper Consists of Four One Associated Tress Full Wirci No U7 High school work is let Will develop lab in space WASHINGTON President Johnson Wednes day ordered the Defense Department to go ahead with a billion development of a manned orbiting lab oratory MOL to find out how useful the military man might be in space The decision had long been in the making but it was announced only a day after the twoman crew the orbiting Gemini cap s u 1 e had sighted the iaunching of a Minuteman missile from California as they sailed far overhead The President said that un manned test flights would start late next year or early in 1967 and that the first of five flights by twoman crews in the manned orbiting laboratory are scheduled for late in 1968 Funds for the project so far Blast hits plant in Louisville LOUISVILLE Ky AP A series of explosions followed by huge searing flames rum bled through tlic Du Pont syn thetic rubber plant Wednesday Four persons were believed dead At least IS others were in jurcd as 23 blasts tore through the giant installation on the southwestern edge of the city The noise was heard 10 miles away Windows were shattered across the Ohio River in Indi ana Police ordered the evacuation of families living within a three mile area They were told that a large acetylene tank at the Du Pont plant site might explode The report of four dead came from Capl Dudley Brown of the Civil Defense office The plant normally employes about 2000 workmen and most of them were reporting working have totaled about million but the new fiscal 1966 military budget contains million Douglas Aircraft Co has been picked to design and build the space craft with the General Electric Co doing the plans and development for space experi ments Johnson announced the go ahead decision at a news con ference The manned orbiting labora tory MOL as planned will be a cylinder between 25 and 30 feet long and 10 feet in diamet er Orbiting high above the earth it will provide facilities for two men to work for peri ods of up to 30 days Unlike the astronauts thus far the MOL crewmen will not have when the first explosions were to wear cumbersome space heard at am They con1clothing but will work in shirt tinned for almost a half hour Flames leaped 300 feet into the air and were followed by huge clouds of drifting black smoke The blasts were felt throughout the metropolitan area and across the Ohio River in Indi ana sleeves HAYES DIES award total By JAMES R OWENS Four Mason City firm on contracts Tuesday afternoon for completion of the new Mason City High School at a price of The contracts will add cafeteria music hall shops public facilities at the gymnasium to the main school portions al under construction School Board approved New plane crashes in initial test ATLANTIC CITY NJ The CurJAssWright X19 tri fff service aircraft an experiment al plane designed to rise vertic ally hover and then fly forwart at speeds up o 460 miles an hour crashed Wednesday dur ing its initial test flight at the National Aviation Experimenta Facilities Center in nearby Po mona Chief test pilot James V Ryan and project test pilot Bernard J Hughes parachuted safely from the plane which crashed in flames in a swamp on the fed eral reservation about am Officials would only say the plane had been in flight approx imately 20 minutes and was on its way back to the land strip when the accident occurred Sam Myers former Associated Press photographer who was on the scene said The plane cir cled and was ready to land but then it appeared to lose its right motor and then its left one It was on fire when it crashed in the swamp about six miles from where it was to land high ready The contracts after nearly three hours of studying bids that vent far above architects esti nates The estimated cost had been 793000 but the total o low base bids came in at figure that was trimmed to the by eliminating some alternate bid items ENGLEWOOD NJ AP Johnny Hayes 79 who won the 1908 Olympic died Monday marathon title the earth for details of human activity Pilot Charles Conrad Jr a Navy lieutenant commander spotted the wake of the aircraft carrier Lake Champlain which is scheduled to recover the as tronauts from the sea Sunday Conrads excited voice an nounced Hes at 12 oclock I can see him turning Bigger than heck We got him in sight this time The space traffic picked up a 1 i 111 Wednesday with the launching from Cape Kennedy Fla of an orbiting solar ob servatory just after the Gemini 5 astronauts passed over the midAtlantic on their 62nd orbit The Soviet Union also fired off another unmanned research satellite Command pilot L Gordon Cooper Jr long before had logged enough hours in space to claim the world record in that department His wife Trudy relayed her congratulations to him in space He and Charles Conrad Jr lost a little sleep Tuesday night dealing with housekeeping had to pass up star check to catch up on nap time Conrad talking to capsule communicator James A McDi vitt and describing the cramped quarters of the spacecraft said 1 have every piece of gear in the spacecraft out in my lap Very very good said Mc Divitt who compiled four days in space Sounds like old home week SPACE LABORATORY REVEALED This is an artists conception of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory MOL revealed by President Johnson at his news conference in Washington Under pres ent planning MOL will consist of a pressurized Pliotofax cylinder about 2530 feet long and 10 feet in diam eter attached to a modified Gemini space capsule It will be lifted into orbit by the Air Force Titan SIC booster Invite Russians to next launching WASHINGTON President Johnson said Wednesday a Rus sian watcher would be welcome at Octobers Gemini 6 space apsule Jaunching and he aid that on Viet Nam gener lly speaking the country is united On the latter point Johnson had a rather soft answer to Re ublican criticism of his poli cies LANDING SCENES RUSSIANS monaut Andvian Nikolaev top is shown leaving space ship after landing in 1962 and woman cos monaut Valentina Tereshkova lower photo is shown after space landing in 1963 according to captions with these pictures from Soviet news agency Tass The agency said they are stills from film Man Steps Into Space by the Mosnauchfilm Studios soon to be shown on Soviet screens I think he said the is sues of war and peace are far greater than the personalities nvolved or the parties Johnson spoke up at a news conference carried to the coun try by television and radio He made a number of points on his own to start then swung into a series of questions and answers at one point moving likea boxer by demonstrating a onetwo punch ThL was to il lustrate that Arthur J Gold berg US ambassador to the United Nations is our left hand and is searching for a peacefulsettlement in Viet Nam while Secretary of Defense Rob ert S McNamara wields our right hand in the war in thai1 Far East land The President told reporters clustered in the White House East Room that he had directed Administrator James E Webb of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to invite the Soviet Academy of Science to send a high level representa tive to thq scheduled Oct 25 launching of a Gemini space vehicle that is designed to lock Wearing glasses to read some prepared statements rather than the contact lenses he has used much of the time on such occasions the President said on other topics A task force headed by Dep uty Atty Gen Ramsey Clark is going to Los Angeles to search LBJ Please Turn to Page 2 Editorials 4 Society news 67 Clear Lake news 26 North Iowa news 27 Sports Comics Mason City news Latest markets Classified pages 2930 31 3233 32 3839 onto an orbiting satellite He said he hoped the invita tion would be accepted and add ed that a Russian representa tive would receive a warm wel come North Iowa Weather outlook Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wed nesday night 5660 Highs Wed nesday 8085 3 members of United Nations team dropped UNITED NATIONS NY AP Three top ranking members of the US delegation at the United Nations were dropped by President Johnson Wednesday in a reshuffle of the US delegation Johnson swept out all delega tion members of ambassadorial rank except for Charles W Yost a career diplomat who becomes No 2 under Ambassa dor Arthur J Goldberg Those dropped were ambassa dors Francis T Plimpton Mar ietta Tree and Franklin H Wil liams Reached at the US delega tion Plimpton said he had been trying to leave his job as No 2 man for some time but that the late UN Ambassador Adlai E Stevenson had insisted that he remain He said he was de lighted at the chance to get out The total contract cost is within money available but it will mean considerable study in providing equipment for the school It is apt to mean some Total bill million Contracts let for completion of the new Mason City High School Tuesday will bring the total cost of the new high school to just over million including both construction and architects fees The figure subject to what ever minor adjustments might be made during remaining construction comes to 042 For this Mason Cityans are buying a building complex of 250500 square than SV4 acres of the ed ucation of up to 1800 children a year plus spectator gymna sium and including adminis trative and cafeteria area Ac tual construction cost per square foot will be about The building is to go into use in the fall of 1964 Most of the construction is already well under way If contract deadlines are met all parts of the building will be completed by midAugust of next year except for gym lobby and mu sic hall All work is to be done by Jan 1 1967 skimping on equipment for a few years it was indicated at the meeting The winning bidders were Henke Construction Co for general contract H C Deter man Electric Co for electric wiring Payne Plumbing and Heating for plumbingheating contract and Ray E Pauley SCHOOL Please Turn to Page 2 JFK wanted Johnson on ticket SAME WASHINGTON AP Sen Robert F Kennedy says there was mjvcr any disagreement between him and President Johfrt1 Kennedy over the desir ability of having Lyndon B Johnson on the 1960 Democratic ticket Kennedy said in an Associated Press interview that at the di rection of his brother he in formed Johnson at the Los An geles Democratic National Con vention that opposition to the lattcrs nomination had arisen in liberal and labor ranks In response to a question however the New York Demo crat disputed the contention of a memorandum of Philip Gra ham late publisher of the Washington Post and chairman of Newsweek magazine The Graham memorandum said Robert Kennedy told Johnson he should withdraw but John Ken nedy said that was a mistake because Bobbys been out of touch Didnt the Philip Graham memo imply that you went to Johnson on your own he was asked Anyone who knows the rela tionship between President Ken nedy and myself would know that doesnt make a great deal of sense he replied The idea that I would go behind my brothers back doesnt make sense
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