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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 3, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOMf fOITION IBc a Seel Ion One MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 3 W5 Associated Press Full Wlici VOL IDS No 253 Klansmen convicted i Pholofax BLACKED OUT Sections of two states and Mexico shaded area were blacked out Thursday night by a power failure traced to trouble in the ElPaso Electric Cos Newman Plant near El Paso Texas Power failure hits Southwest EL PASO Tex power failure that momen tarily blacked out four key military bases and plunged a million persons into darkness in New Mexico Texas and Mexico has brought a federal investigation on or ders of President Johnson The power failure triggered in El Paso was a smallscale version of the blackout that left 30 million persons in the Northeast ern United States and Can ada without power for up to 13 hours Nov 9 All four military bates report ed they switched almost imme diately to auxiliary power But many civilian population areas were power for more than two hours Authorities of El Paso Elec tricCo said the trouble was traced to failure of a device which regulated flow of natural gas to the two units of the com panys Newman Plant near New Mexicosborder with Mexico President Johnson sent JR Johnsona Federal Power Com mission engineer from Ft Worth Tex to El Paso to de lermine what caused the device to fail and report to him Joseph Laitin acting press Approve area for MOINES The Iowa Advisory Committee on Community and Junior Colleges voted unanimous approval of the ninecounty area proposed for an area community college in North Central Iowa The vote was 70 The committee recommenda tion now goes to the State Board Set for 14day flight Borman and Lovall ready CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP weather outlook bright ened Friday as Gemini 7 astro nauts Frank Borman and James A Lovell made final preparations to start off Satur day oh mans longest venture into space Space agency weathermen had been concerned about a fastmoving trough of rain moving across the southern United States toward Florida But they said Friday it probably would pass out to sea before Saturdays scheduled pm blastoff time The weathermen predict cloudy weather in the launch area Saturday but consider that conditions will be satisfac tory a NASA spokesman said Otherwise all elements of the launching were reported in ex cellent condition Borman had dinner Thurs day night with his wife and two teenage sons who flew here from their Houston Tex home to observe the launching Mrs Lovell is expecting a baby per haps while her husband is whirling through his two weeks in orbit and remained in Hous ton The weather may not be as good as weve had it on some past shots said Charles Ma thews Gemini prograimmanag er But we feel we havea gooci chance of going Saturday assurances that all military bases in the area shifted almost immediately to emergency pow er supplies and that communi cations systems were not inter rupted However Laitin said Hollomon Air Force Base was without runway lights for some time Other y bases affected in El Paso included Biggs Air Force Base Air Com mand bomberfe are on constant alert and the Armys Ft Bliss which hasan air defense school for instruction of US and Allied troops in use of air defense mis siles White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico a missile development also was plunged into darkness The mission capability of the Air Force Missile Development Center was maintained and combat readiness was not af fected a Holloman spokesman said An secretary also said Johnson got Public Instruction which must give its approvarbefore the area school can be established The advisory committee adopt ed another motion 61 that rec ommends the proposal from the NIAD area include a longrange plan for sites and facilities Opposing was Supt George Hohl of Waterloo who said he felt this kind of planning proper ly should be done by thenew area school board Hohl said he felt it was too much detail to be considered by the state advisory committee In the discussion it was point ed out that Mason City Junior College which is to be the central facility in the NIAD plan has a number of tem porary buildings in use at the present time Paul Johnston state superin tendent of public instruction said that he wasnt at all wor ried about the situation He said he was sure the future plan ning could be worked out by the new area school board upon its election The NIAD proposal was deliv ered to the State Department of Public Instruction two weeks ago after being approved by county boards of education in How rendezvous in space may look This artists conceptshowshow Gemini 6 left and Gemini 7 might appear in space during next weeks planned rendezvous interrogator in Gemini 6 will provide direcx AP PhotoTax tion distance and closing speed of Gemini 7 which will carry the other half of the radar a transponder its nose Borman an Air Force lieuten ant colonel and Lovell a Navy commander are scheduled to circle the globe for a record 14 days On the ninth day Dec 13 the Gemini 6 astronauts Navy Cmdr Walter M Schirra Jr and Air Force Maj Thomas P Stafford are to blast off from the same launch pad and at tempt to rendezvous and fly in formation with Gemini 7 The two space ships are to conduct a series of closein maneuvers for about six hours perhaps ap proaching to within inches of each other with a remote possi bility they may touch The launch team must prepare the Gemini 6 rocket and spacecraft for firing in a record nine days a task which normal ly requires 29 Flight Director Christopher Kraft said Thursday i night that Inside The Globe JUDGE considers verdict in weight shortages Page 7 Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 5 Mason City news 67 Latest markets 7 Society news 8 Sports 910 area extending from El Paso to Socorro NM 175 miles to the north and to Van Horn Tex 120 miles to the east was affected And most of the of Jua North Iowa news 11 rez Mexico a nightlife city of about 300000 population f just across the border from El Paso also went out Much of the area affected including Juarez is not serviced by El Paso Electric Spokesmen said however that a sudden surge to these areas because of the trouble with El Paso knocked them out Public Service Co of New Mexico headquartered in Al buquerque and the US Bu BLACKOUT Turn to 2 the ninecounty area The area includes all of Cerro Gordo Floyd Franklin Han cock Mitchell Winnebago and Worth counties and parts of Butler and Wright if Gemini 6 is delayed the Gem ini 7 flight could be extended to 15 days to give the rendezvous a better chance Under the 14day schedule the 12th day is the latest Gemini 6 can take off with reasonable assurance of completing the rendezvous If there is a delay in the Gemini 6 launch said Kraft consider extending 7 a day A lot will depend on the condition of Gerfiini 7 after that long in space If its fuel supply food and other consumables are good and the astronauts are in good shape well consider an extension Mission Director William Schneider said the launch pad damage caused by the Gemini 7 blastoff will be a determining GEMINI Turn to 2 Comics 12 CubGazette 15 Classified pages 1617 Urges world troops take over in Viet MADISON Wis fl The Na tional Council of Churches general board urged Friday a phased withdrawal of U S troops from Viet Nam if and Red ship off to moon when they can be replaced by an international peace keeping force The delegates adopted the policy statement on a 9310 vote with six abstentions Final ac ion was reached after dele ates debated the proposal for three hours Dr Arthur Flemming of Eu gene Ore led the discussion on the proposal He said it would be a genuine contribu tion to working out the Viet Nam problem One of the tragedies tinli now has been the difficulty to discuss this problem the former secretary of health education and welfare said MOSCOW Soviet Un ion launched an unmanned spacecraft toward the moon Friday its fourth attempt this yearto make a soft landing on the lunar surface If successful the Russians could take a major stride ahead of the United States in the race for landing a man on the moon at a time when US cosmonauts are scheduled to be orbiting the earth in the Gemini 7 capsule Luna8 which weighs 34215 pounds was slightly heavier ban each of the two Luniks vhich crashed on the moon this ear and the third which missed he lunar surface Fridays Tass announcement said a soft landing system would je tested again But in an un usual omission the announce ment said nothing about how the unik was launched This could indicate a new aunch system was tried Soviet announcements normally say nothing about new space tech niques until they have proven successfulEarlier Soviet moon shots have been launched by multistage rockets from a park ng orbit in space When Luna 7 crashed on the A soft landing of an instru ment package on the lunar sur face is considered a key step in the race to land a man on the moon In addition to testing the safety of present equipment such a landing would allow a spacecraft to radio back to earth closeup pictures of the moons surface and analyses of the surface structure This had been impossible with Luniks which either crashed or missed the moon The information could help scientists select a landing site on the moon and design refined equipment It has been estimated i that a soft lunar landing would put the Russians six months ahead of the United States in the moon race The announcement said Luna 3 was following a course close to the prescribed one standard standard Soviet description in moon shots If all goes well Luna 8 should hit the moon around midnight Moscow time Dec 6 The flight takes ZV Soviet days moon shots this year have been launched by powerful multi stage rockets The final stage goes into parking orbit moon Oct 8 an official Soviet announcement said only that some operations for a soft land ng were not carried out The announcement said some oper ations had been carried out suc cessfully allowing the Russians to claim this time that LunaS would attempt further refine ment of the Soviet landing system Talk on demolition safety is a blast Walter Donovan didnt need to finish his speech Thursday in a Mason City Junior College public speaking class The slam bang opening of his talk on dem olition safety made the and even drew a bil of blood But it wasnt intended to be quite so dramatic Donovan 20 Manasquan N J did intend to start his talk on explosives with a bang in structor Dale Becker found out later The prop for Donovans opening was a big firecracker tossed into a waslebasket for a resounding introduction But the firecracker evidently See no multingtion peace drive SAME nmc JOHNSON CITY Tex AP The possibility of a multina tion peace offensive on Viet Nam became doubtful Friday The was triggered Thursday when British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart pro posed that his country and the Soviet Union take the initiative in setting up a conference aimed at achieving a ceasefire Secretary of State Dean Rusk fresh from a fourhour confer ence with President Johnson then announced that the United States is prepared to attend al most any Southeast Asia peace conference This was the Johnson admin istrations direct response to the St2wart suggestion voiced over live television in Moscow and thus interpreted as possibly in dicative that the Soviets were interested But Friday Stewart told a Moscow news conference that the Soviet viewpoint on Viet Nam does not at present seem to open a door toward settlement Asked if Soviet Foreign Minis ter Andrei A Gromyko reacted sympathetically to the sugges tion Stewart said No I dont think he did He simply insisted that the Soviet Union has no authority to negotiate There was no immediate US reaction to the latest Stewart statement The earlier glimmer of hope for peace talks followed by scant hours Johnsons own first significant pronouncement on Viet Nam since his Oct 8 sur gery Addressing by telephone top business leaders in Washington Johnson said I have said it before I say it again now This nation is ready to talk uncondi tionally anywhere with peace as our agenda Peace will come because it must come Rusk flew to St Louis after his meeting with Johnson and addressing a press club dinner bespoke administration deter by saying some bodys going to be hurl if the Hanoi government doesnt turn toward the path of peaceful set tlement Stewarts Moscow suggestion was that the Soviet Union and Britain as cochairmen of the 1954 Geneva conference that worked out a soonshattered settlement in Viet Nam join in setting up a new conference with the hope of arranging a quick ccascfirc odgcd in a corner of the basket or had its blast confined in some other way At any rate part ol he basket was blown oul A small piece of metal was shot across the room and hit the leg of a listening student Eric Rose 20 Cedar Falls The wound wasnt more than a puncture But Rose did begin to bleed and when the in structor sorted out what had bappened class was dismissed and Rose was taken to Mercy Hospital where the small punc ture was treated Becker had missed seeing the firecracker tossed since he was at the rear of the room and was starting lo fill out a speech crit icism sheet Rose it turned out later was the victim of his own generosity He had given Donovan the fire cracker Donovan needed for the speech opening And Becker didnt have much room for criticism I had told the class lo find a unique way of opening their speeches he said But I didnt expect it to be that unique North Iowa Weather outlook Fair and a little cooler Fri day night lows in mid 20s Fair and slightly warmer Sat urday in upper 40s Wearrter Details On Page 2 A around the earth and fires the satellite toward the moon The announcement made no immediate mention of how Luna 8 was launched The Soviet Launch came one day before the scheduled blast off of the US Gemini 7 two an orbital flight but the timing could have been coincidental Luna 8 was the heaviest So viet moon probe launched this year It weighed 101 pounds more than Luna 7 perhaps due to refinements in the scientific equipment let trip to Israel TEL AVIV Israel AP last plane for Tel Aviv had al ready left when Brazilian ex porter Ycheskcl Juri arrived at Rome airport Thursday night on his way to see his seriously ill father He chartered incr for 57000 Charges grow out of death Sentencing is withheld MONTGOMERY Ala Three Ku Klux Klansmen were convicted Friday of federal con spiracy charges growing out of the slaying of Viola Gregg Li uzzo US Dist Judge Frank M Johnson Jr who presided over the fourday trial withheld sen tencing pending a conference with the defense attorney and probation officers The maximum penalty un der an 1877 law for each de fendant is JO years in prison and a fine One of the defendants Collie Leroy Wil kins Jr was acquitted earlier this year in a state court of Mrs Liuzzos murder Earlier Friday the jury re ported it was hoplessly dead locked but Judge Johnson order ed it to keep trying for a ver dict Wilkins 22 of Failfield Ala and the other two defendants Eugene Thomas 42 and Wil liam Orville Eaton 41 both of Bessemer Ala filed notice of appeal immediately through their attorney former Birming ham Mayor Arthur J Hanes None of the Klansmen showed any emotion as the three sepa rate verdicts were read by the court clerk Young Wilkins a stocky crew cut unemployed me chanic rested his hands on a table while the verdict was read He had sat through two murder trials in neighboring Lowndes ended in a jury disagreement the other in an acquittal The three men were charged with conspiracy to violate the civil rights of Mrs Detroit housewife an Italian jet and completed he trip as the only passenger in the fl5scat plane Doctors told Juri when he arrived that hi 85yearold father was a little better Liuzzo a who was shot to death last March 25 The indictment against the Lrio makes no mention of Mrs Liuzzo mother of five and wife of Detroit Teamsters Union offi cial Anthony Liuzzo but the tes timony centered around her death She was fatally shot March 25 as she ferried demonstrators back to Selma following the his toric march on Montgomery The jury got the case at 1004 am Thursday after an hour charge by Judge Johnson Johnson told the jurors 1 as the judge and you as the jury are not concerned with further ingor impeding any political or sociological cause such as those advocated by the Southern Christian Leadership Confer ence or the Ku Klux Klan The judge also said that al though the defendants were being tried together they stand guilty or innocent sepa rately from each other IN THAILAND BANGKOK Thailand AP Gen William C Westmoreland commander of US forces in Viet Nam arrived Friday for a day of conferences with US and Thai officials Photofax THUMBS UP FROM 7 Command Pilot Frank Borman gives a thumbs up sign at Cape Kennedy Fla Friday as prepara tions for Saturdays launch moved ahead With him is Copilot James Lovell who will be aboard the space craft which is scheduled to orbit the earth for 14 days
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