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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Disrupt communications SPACER JPRNTTWI imt SPACE CENTER HOUSTON A the first major communications disruption hit the the Gemini 7 space flight Tuesday An electrical storm that moved across the Hawan area caused the troublesaid Paul Haney Center at the Manned Spacecraft He said the spacecraft was talking with a tracking ship anchored between Japan and the i Philippines at the time of the break Communica tion was lost between the ship the coastal sentry Quebec and the space center at Houston Gemini 7 continued to be in communication with the vessel Haney said power failed at the Hawaii ground tracking station and also at an amplifier in the Syncom communications satellite terminal at Honolulu Communications were restored with the track ing ship via an alternate route Haney said Space families joyful SPACE CENTER HOUSTON UP The fam ilies of Astronauts Walter M Schirra and Thomas P Stafford jumped with joy Wednesday U the successful blastoff of the Gemini G spacecraft Mrs Faye Stafford nearly jumped off the couch and Suzanne Schirra 8 told a school chum an hour later she was still jumping up and down Both Mrs Schirra and Mrs Stafford talked to newsmen in light rain outside their homes Needless to say it was beautiful said Mrs Schirra who appeared with her childrenWalter Marty III la and Suzanne Mrs Stafford said she was very pleased Earlier her children Dionne 11 and Karin 8 raced off to catch a school bus with identical state ments of great to questioning newsmen It was just beautiful wasnt it said Mrs Stafford Just gorgeous The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION UOc a One MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15 1965 Press Full ICHSO Wires VOL 105 No 243 THE CHASE IS ON This is artists conception of Gemini 6s ren dezvous with Gemini 7 in space Wed nesday The successful launch of as Plmtofax i IILILUI tix tronauts Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford from Cape Kennedy set the stage for 103000mile chase CHEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Warns China plans PARIS UP Defense Secretary1 Robert Si Mc Vamara said Wednesday Red China may have a small tockpile of nuclear weapons in two years and hopes o have a ballistic missile to deliver them McNamara told ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that the European members of the alliance should plan now to meet a Chinese Communist hreat to their own security within five He said the Chinese Reds vere determined to become major nuclear power Northwestern Bell Coffee Club IDOO J i I Ttre Co 2500 Amveis Auxiliary Unit IIS Lewis Kipper 2IHI In Memory nf Helen Brotherhood of R a I 1 r n a d Trainmen lllWI Whats New Club Sheffield im In Memory nf Mark 2MI DSS ISfKI Mr and Mrs Howard Dela huyde Fred and Bruce 100 In Memory of Stella Horan 200 llrcndee Anree and Randy Hyde Rock Falls JOO St Vincent De Paul Society Holy Family Church Sunshine Circle HTrfl Mason City Lions Club 50W Send and Amy Jane Knepke Clear Lake JOfl In Memory of Mrs Ryrqn Stella Hofan 200 Timothy West Haven Dorcas Circle Occident Club Sm The Keith Wnrmhoudts 290 A Nonny Mouse 5M ChauUuqua Club 500 Marrie Mahler A Friend t IM Universal Study Club KiOO In Memory of Charlotte Bruce 2000 THE DAYS TOTAI 2 TOTAL TO DATE flftlJii STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT ONLY X Old friends loyal to Cheer Fund WENTYseven do nations are includ ed in todays list of C h r i s t rri a s Cheer Fund giv crs indicating an accelerated pace that hopefully wil 1 e a d to meeting and exceeding the goal of by Friday Dec 24 The donations again ranging from to offer the assur ance that no needy youngstei will have an empty stocking on Christinas morning and that no adult will go without something extra or a hearty meal on Christmas Day A note accompanying one 01 CHfER Turn to 2 By 1975 he predicted the Chi nese Communists probably would not only have developed ut also deployed interconti icntal ballistic missiles Such missiles presumably could each targets all the way from an Francisco to Berlin and cit es in between McNamara spoke on the sec md day of a NATO ministerial meeting He spoke behind closed oors His statements were re ayed to newsmen by an Amer can spokesman Secretary of State Dean Rusk appealed to US allies Tues day to send doctors and engi neers to South Viet Nam but did not ask for troops McNamara stressed that jrave as was the threat of Red Chinas growing might the Unit id States was going to stand irm behind its commitments to defend Western Europe from possible Communist aggression The United States govern ment does not intend to rede ploy major American combat units from Western Europe to Southeast Asia he said McNamara said the West should find political and ceo nomic means to divert the Chi nese Reds from the path of ag jression Such measures could lave no hope of success unless he Western alliance maintained a military force strong enough to insure its own security This is why theUnited States does not intend to allow the American commitment in Viel Nam to affect significantly the readiness of American force committed to NATO he added He said the Chinese Commu NATO Turn to 2 t North lowo Weather outlook Cloudy continued cold with light snow night and Thursday Wednes day night in low and mid Highs Thursday around M Weather details on 2 intervention District Court halt tax hike here Mason City and Ccrro Gordo Purity have filed a joint petition in Polk County Des Moines to top a 10 per cent increase in the issessecl valuation of all home nd residential buildings in Mason City he petition The petition will intervene in suit filed earlier by Linn Bounty officials Union Musca inc and Calhoun counties ant he city of Greenfield also have iled petitions of intervention in he dispute over valuation H Humphrey in creases Word of the 10 per cent in crease imposed by the lows State Tax Commission was re ccivecl here Tuesday through in ne L official schedules Thomas McKay assistant at VALUATIONS Please Turn to Page 2 Spacecrafts Ayuband LBJ talk of China Viet Nam also topic WASHINGTON The White rlouse said Wednesday that President Johnson and Paki itans President Mohammed Ayub Khan discussed Commu nist China and the Viet Nam war as well as economic prob lems in a conference Tuesday night after a formal White House dinner Presidential press secretary Bill D Moyers said United Na tions Ambassador Arthur J Goldberg Vice President Hu bert H Humphrey Underscore tary of StateGeorge W Ball and Robert Komer White House aide on foreign policy matters were present at the Johnson Ayub meeting The two leaders did not hold morning session Wednesday but will confer later in a fihal meeting at 5 pm A communi que will be issued after that Johnson offered at Tuesday nights dinner to send a team of medical teachers and scientists to Pakistan The mission of the medical team Johnson said in offering a toast to the visiting leader would be to work with your own medical authorities in insti tuting a broad improvement in medical training and in work ing with your people in improv ing rural health and public health He said the team would be led by Dr Donald F Hornig White House science adviser Raising his glass Johnson proclaimed a need to find peace in the world He called for ef forts to conquer the curses of poverty hunger disease illiter acy the human and physical problems Ayub in his toast to Johnson thanked him for the offer of the medical mission and acknowl edged that our relations have to a certain extent been sore B Michael Dunn Ccrro Gordo He attributed this to misunder County attorney and R Michael standing and said friendship Sweesy city attorney were in between the United States and Des Moines Wednesday to file Pakistan can he must be maintained After the dinner Johnson and Ayub had a 35minute confer in the family quarters of 56 They wore Hubert Good luck for Gemini 6 crew A sign wishing Astronauts Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford Good luck from the second shift is attached to their space vehicle the Gemini i JhotDfnx 6 at Cape Kennedy Fla as the two were sealed into the spacecraft A rubber glove extends a fare well handshake roy plant ence thC Earlier Tuesday the Iwo de but presidents had what Ayub scribed as a very frank friendlyprivate talk about the Kashmir dispute and Viet Nam in one of the lightest schedules on record for a visiting chief of state sched uled no official meetings until a 5 pm conference win Johnson at the White House near SAIGON South Viet Nam Witt of Moscow Idaho was resof the guerrilla movements AP US Air Force Thunderchicf jets blasted a ma jor power plant Wednesday 14 miles northeast of Haiphong North Viet Nams major port It was the first American strike in the Communist foes indus trial heartland in the Red River delta Pilots reported that they had hit the heart of the Uong Bi steam power plant and many secondary explosions followed A US spokesman said the raid knocked out the plant which he said supplies 15 per cent of North Viet Nams electric pow er and is the primary power source for the HanoiHaiphong area One plane was shot down but the pilot Capt Harry D De F105 cued He suffered a broken leg and facial injuries The escalation of he air war against the Communist North came as US military spokes men announced that US com bat dead climbed last week to 91 the second highest weekly toll of the Vietnamese fighting Seven other Americans were reported missing or capturct and 31G wounded in the seven day period that ended at mid night Saturday The Viet Cong carried the war to South Viet Nams heartland with three hitandrun attacks on police posts on Saigons out skirts killing two policemen and wounding seven The sleppcdup terrorism was be lieved linked with the approach Wilson Johnson to confer LONDON AP Prime Min ister Harold Wilson left for the United States Wednesday to talk with President Johnson and lo address the UN General As sembly Viet Nam and Rhodesia are expected to be his chief topics Wilsons aides said he may announce tougher sanctions including an oil embargo against Rhodesias rebel white minority regime when he speaks lo the assembly Thurs day Such an embargo would need the support of the United States f lo airlift oil lo landlocked Zam bia Rhodesias blackruled northern neighbor Wilson is expeclcd lo discuss the airlift with Johnson in Washington Friday Talks be tween US British and Zam bian officials have been going on since Rhodesia declared its independence from Britain Nov 11 Wilson told Parliament Tues day night he would discuss pros pects for peace in Viet Nam with the American President He said if North Viel Nam indi cates it will come to the confer I encc lable if Ihc United States halts its bombings then Britain would want t o pursue the suggestion He said that Hanoi so far has not indicated it is willing to negotiate Wilson said he still favors a simultaneous stop in American bombing of North Viel Nam and in Norlh Vielnamcsc inlerven lion in South Viet Nam Wilson has been under in creasing pressure from Icftr wing members of his Labor par ty opposed to his alignment with the American stand in Viet Nam fifth anniversary Dec 20 Police killed one Viel Cong the three guerrilla bands hit two police gons Chinese stations quarter in Sai and an outpost near the big oil storage dump five miles south of the city Two other US planes were lost over South Viel Nam Red gunners hit an Air Force F102 Delta Dagger jet 85 miles south of Saigon as it attacked a Com munist concentration The pilot parachuted and was picked up by a Vietnamese air force heli copter a spokesman said A Navy jcl fighterbomber from the nuclear carrier Enter prise crashed 40 miles west oi Can Tho in the Mekong Delta south of Saigon The twoman crew was picked up but their condition and the cause of the crash were not known Heavy South Vietnamese loss es were reported in an outbreak of fighting in southern Quang Ngai Province Reports said a company of militia was nearly wiped out in an action that be gan Tuesday A flight of FJOSs usually four to six planes carried out the attack on the power station near Haiphong despite bad weather and heavy antiaircraft fire a US spokesman said The planes which arc capable of c hespeed of sound tin oaded 12 ton bombs shortly before noon DeWitts plane was hit by VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 NORTH VIET NAM Photofax BOMB POWER PLANT Blast symbol locates the ma jor power plant 14 miles northeast of Haiphong North Viet Nam that was hit by US Air Force F105 Thunder chief jets Wednesday Inside The Globe Society news 678 Sports MO Bowling news 11 Editorials 12 Comics 21 Clear Lake news 25 North Iowa news 27 Latest markets 28 Mason City news 2129 Classified pages 3435 Gemini 6 catches Gemini Liftoff of 2nd ship flawless SPACE CENTER HOUSTON ex excited US as ronauls culminated a tense pace hunt in the lonely world space Wednesday nudging heir two spaceships into a ren Iczvous 185 miles above earth Gemini G pilots Walter M Schirra Jr and Thomas P Staf ford masterfully flew up for a visit with the tired bearded crew of Gemini 7 Frank Bor man and James A Lovell Jr then together set out on a six hour formation flight Were about 120 feet apart and sitting a calm Stafford said over noisy communications shortly after pm A few minutes later they re ported they were only 6 feet apart 7he meeting occurred high over the Pacific Ocean during emini 6s fourth orbit of the earth and Gemini 7s 165th A busy worldwide tracking network for the first time in listory keeping tabs on two pacecrafls at once came to a standstill during the fi lal breathtaking minutes of the nomentoiis and dramatic meet ng inspace This is the waiting time Mission Contrpl said as the fi al tricky maneuvers to bring icm only feet apart started Its all up to them Even though they were travel ng 17500 miles an hour over a 03000 mile chase course Schir a cautiously maneuvered the pacecraft a relative speed only few feet a second nosetonose vith Gemini 7 not risking a ollisibn We did it someone said vcr the command channels Thus the United States laimcd title to mans greatest pace adventure one that rcp escnts another giant step in its to put men on the moon by 970 If American spacemen arc to to earth once they land on the lunar surface they must launch themselves from the moon in their excursion vehicle and rendexvous with an orbit ing mothership Twice stalled in an attempt to become the nations first hunter spacecraft Gemini 6 roared off its Cape Kennedy Fla launch pad right on sched ule at am The new kings of spnce travel Borman anci Lovell took a back seat to the razorsharp Gemini 6 crew The Gemini 7 pilots ap peared cheerful and chipper while circling the earth waiting for the big moment of meeting With Schirra a cool veteran of space travel at the ships controls and Stafford making his first rocket ride running the onboard computers Gemini Gs sixhour stalk of the sky ap peared destined for success from the starl At the moment of blastoff these elated words were heard GEMINI Please Turn to Page 2
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