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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North towans neighbors HOMf IOITION We MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY Of CEMBCR U 1W5 Associated Press Full Lease Wlrct VOL 105 No Of MINI 6 SPLASHDOWN splashes down Astronauts okay Land 12 miles from carrier SPACE CENTER Houston ing by the hundreds of cite cates approximate area 660 miles south of Ber Mrt 6 Astronauts returned to Gemi 7 historic meeting in spice with the SPACE CENTER Houston Tex AP Astronauts Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford rode the redhot Gemini 6 space ship back to earth Thursday tri umphantly climaxing the great rendezvous adventure that brought the US closer to the gateway to the moon Schirra guided the little spacecraft through its blazing reentry to an expert landing in the Atlantic Ocean just 12 miles from the aircraft carrier Wasp Schirra came closer by far to his target than any other Gemi ni pilot although not quite close enough to allow a visual sight ing by the hundreds of sailors crowding the deck of the car rier Planes of the recovery force tracked him on radar One hour 4 minutes after the splashdown the Gemini 6 was hoisted aboard the carrier with Schirra and Stafford still in side They had opened the hatches to let in some cool air but declined a helicopter pick up The sailors of the Wasp decked out in bright white trop ical uniforms in honor of the re turning space heroes cheered them as they stepped out on deck With the same skill he showed in the 105000mile chase of Gemini 7 and the rendezvous high above the earth Schirra gave the other Gemini pilots a mark to shoot at when he land ed The earlier Gemini astro nauts missed their target ships by 40 to 103 miles Walking a red carpel laid down by Marines Schirra and Stafford went directly to sick bay for medical examinations Planes in the recovery force quickly reached Gemini 6 as il bobbed in the water and got the cheering report from the cap sule Were in great shape Astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell hovered near by in the Gemini 7 when Schir ra fired a blast of relrorockcts that hauled Gemini H out of its orbit and dropped it into the grasp of the earths atmosphere The fiery descent across he Pacific Mexico Texas the Gulf of Mexico and Florida ended when a parachute dropped the space ship into the ocean Planes of the recovery fleet had followed it in on radar Navy swimmers leaped from a hovering helicopter o attach flotation devices to the space craft and keep it from sinking KHERK FUND COAI MtXMIOfl PREVIOUSLY REPORTED lloii75 lUtt ISM fi65 iM I A Friend The I P Kudds Lake Mills Senior Girt Scout Troop us Evening Puslime Club WEH rSQ IV Chpter The Arthur Gonzaleir RMEH A Sheffield Friend Arkansas Trayeler folly Weal Forkers IH Club Msgr Arthur J Rrffn Harbers Local Six llnuver Girl Scout Troop 76 A Mason City physician Amy and Ion In Memory of Idellys Ann Olson THE TOTAL t TOTAL TO DATE STILL NEEDED IIMtfiO GIVING DAYS LEFT ONLY 7 I04N 100 Cheer Fund spirit accom panying a donation of said Again receive our con tribu t i o n to the Cheer Fund in memory of the birthday of our dau gh t e r She loved sharing so much and this little gift would mean so much to her knowing she gave some other little child something May God reward your effort It was signed by Mrs Leon ard Si Olson Britt Msgr A J Breen Another regular contributor said I am delighted once again to give my small donation to the Cheer Fund for its em phasizes for me the commit ments which we Christians are to have this joyous season as we serve our God It seems to me the Cheer Fund presents an opportunity to make the real good tidings of joy meant by God for all men And L P Rudd Lake Mills wrote Mrs Rudd and I gladly join the many contributors to this worthy cause and will pray that God our Father in Heaven will bless the gift andthe So it goes the Fund slowly pushes forward But only seven giving days remain to reach and exceed the goal of needed to assure every needy person in Mason City a satisfying holiday Merchandise also it being ac cepted Such gifts will be listed on the final day Again we salute such old friends as Arkansas Traveler the barbers Girl Scouts 4Hers an anonymous physician and others who are among the latest Time is growing short and your help is needed Bring your contribution to the GlobeGazette or mail it to CHRISTMAS CHI it twx 271 Mason City SMtt Asks support on Rhodesia The astronauts remained in the capsule awaiting the arrival of tiic Wasp The spacemen brought back with hem movies he world wailed eagerly o see They pic ture Wednesdays dramatic meeting of space ships high above the earth a feat that took the United States Ions way toward the goal of flight to the moon Borman and Lovcll bearded and a little beat waved fare well to their space companions and hurtled on toward another big days in space They will come down Saturday hold bly to support Britains Rhodesian policy But many African delegations walked out of the blue and gold chamber without waiting to hear what he had to say Wilson ignored the walkout He pledged that Britain pursue its Herts until it the rebelta was on the right track The British leader was given a round of applause by the re maining delegates including some Africans as the protesting African diplomats headed down the aisles for the door Wilson once more ruled ou the use of force to suppress the breakaway government of Ian Smith And he1 omitted any reference to possible use o iarsher measures such as an oil embargo w h i c h many Africans have been demanding We shall not let up uhti Rhodesia has returned to const tutional rule he said We be lieve that given time given patience the British govern ment and British Parlia ment will effectively asseV heir authority in consultation with those who can claim to peak more representatively on behalf of the Rnodesiari people as a whole Wilson said herecognized that nany nations in the assembly lad criticized us bitterly for not invoking the use of military tirce to suppress this rebellion nit he added is the way o settle this problem The British leader planned to o to Washington later in the day for talks with President Lyndon B Johnson on Rhodesia and other problems including Viet Nam Wilson stressed tlie need for a negotiated peacein Viet Nam ringing Red China into East West talks on world problems Wilson expressed conviction hat no final solution of the Viet Jam conflict can be achieved by military means alone A number of African nations have urged stronger sanctions against the rebellious white mi nority government including an oil embargo Wilson told news men Wednesday night he favors an oil embargo only if other countries cooperate We have been holding infor mal conferences witha number of countries Wilson said oil his arrival at New Yorks Ken nedy Airport He did not elabo rate Wilson will begin meeting with President Johnson in Washington late Thursday The main topics are expected to be Rhodesia and Viet Nam The UN Security Council under pressure from African and Asian nations called pn Nov for f an oil embargo against Rhodesia but Britain would not agree to the move hen unless it could be made effective Word from London that Wil son might announce a tougher WILSON Turn 2 i North Iowa Weather outlook MMtly cloudy through Frt night in tow 2fe A IHftr warnwr Frl dwells en Page 2 Sentence of clerk su DUBUQUE Municipa Court Clerk Joseph Slieber who wasfined and sentenced to four days in jail for contempt o court Monday had the sentence suspended Thursday after he submitted a new affidavi claiming he had been under physical and mental distress Stieber was held in contempt of court Saturday by Judge Ed ward D Failor when according to an earlier affidavit sworn by Stieber he was ordered to stand before the court to discuss er rors in a work sheet prepared under his supervision and Stie JOSEPH STIEBER Sentence Suspended er told him an obscenity and eft the court In the affidavit filed Thursday itieber apologized to the court and to the city He said he had een under stress and not feei ng well when the incident oc curred He said the judge who he had reviously accused of berating lim for being improperly dressed for not wearing a tie and jacket was proper iri his conduct He added We had a normal conversation about the weather or something which I dont fully recall Stiebers sentence and fine were suspended by Judge Failor on the basis of one year of good ehavior Judge Failor accepting the apology called for the city to prgive and forget the incident Stieber an elected official is a Democrat Judge Failor is a Republican First holiday in two years for moneymakers PHILADELPHIA AP The 66 employes at the Philadel Astronauts Tom and Walter Schirra beam after leaving Gemini6 aboard the Carrier Wasp Their spacecraft Happy landing for Gemini 6 crew was hoisted aboard GOO miles southwest of Bermuda AP flintofax bNV phia Mint are going to get Ihristmas off this irst holiday in two years A Treasury spokesman said he US coin shortage has been so critical that the mint has been operating24 hours a day week since early s a id Wednesday now the shortage is not as acute and employes will 5et three days off over the Christmas weekend Friday Saturday and Sunday A even days 964 But the SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US warplanes re urned to the skies of North Viet Yam Thursday but kept away rom the industrial heartland hey invaded Wednesday with a raid on a key power station out ide Haiphongthe nations ma or port The Air reported that the attack on the Uong Bi power plant was even more successful than initially reported and that 25 per cent of the power supply of North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi had been knockedout The lightning attack by a flight of Air Force F105 Thun derchief jets chopped off a third of Haiphongs power a spokes man said adding it was bigger than we thought at first New strikes against the Com munist North were aimed today at a radar installation on an island 80 miles southeast of Hai phong and military and com munication targets in the Vinh area to the south As intelligence reports on the power plant raid brought elation to military officials US Marines battled 40 to 50 Viet Cong and killed an undeter mined number in a new out burst of fighting in Death Val ley south of Da Nang The skirmish broke an uneasy quiet on the ninth day tion Harvest Moon a big MarineSouth Vietnamese sweep across the rice valley 350 miles northeast of Saigon where a vet eran Communist regiment has long been operating Communist terrorists struck again in the Saigon area Before dawn a band of Viet Cong j tossed grenades into a Roman Catholic church at Nha Be five miles from the city and ma chinegunned it killing eight Vietnamese including several children The church is only 300 yards from South Viet the two generators biggest fuel and ammunition dnmp The Air Force spokesman said complete reports and intel ligence analysis on the power plant raid Wednesday showed the fighterbombers left the in stallation in a mass of flames after poundini it with 15 tons of bombs and 300 rockets Secondary explosions wracked the multistory building and 13 other structures in the area had been knocked out he said Orbit Pioneer 6 around the sun CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP A heavily instrumented satel lite called Pioneer 6 cruised in a complex orbit around the sun Thursday and began sweeping up information that will guide future astronauts traveling be tween planets The drumshaped spacecraft soared aloft1 at am CST from Gape Kennedy on top of a soupcdup Delta rocket Two seconds after the spin ning satellite was set in position about345 miles above Africa some 4900 miles from Cape Ken nedy three spindly arms were deployed from it Radio com mand from the ground turned on a gas jet at the end of one arm orienting Pioneer 6 so its signals could be received on earth Engineering data shows that all parts of the spacecraft are operating normally said Charles F Hall Pioneer pro gram manager from the Ames Research Center at Mountain View Calif The shiny spacecraft will stu dy characteristics of the solar windstream which consists of electrically charged gases thalj boil off from the suns gravita tional field at supersonic speeds today Nav carriers Don Kitty planes from the Homme Richard and Hawk in the South China Sea hit the Bach Long island radar site in the Gulf of Tonkin Pilots re ported a secondary explosion but laid no claims to any out standing success The installa tion has survived attacks be fore Air Force FlOSs dropped 14 tons of bombs on the Gieg Vot military area 60 miles cast of Vinh and on the Nam Nanh highway bridge 70 miles from the city which lies 170 miles north of the 17th Parallel fron tier While contact with the Viet tong was generally light gov ernment troops returned in bat alion strength to the three hamlet area of Vung Tan in the swamps of the Mekong River delta where they had been thrown out by the Communists They landed in an amphibious assault near Long Thanh 30 miles south of Saigon and were supported by air strikes but heir quarry had withdrawn in and At My Trang a small govern ment outpost also south of Da Nang 10 militiamen withstood a VIET NAM From Page 1 Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Society news 478 Mason City news H17 Clear Lake news 19 North Iowa news22 Sports 2324 Injunction extended to two counties DBS MOINES An in junction preventing the Iowa Tax Commission from raising taxable valuations in some Iowa cmmlies was extended Thursday by District Judge Dale S Mis sildinc to include Cass and Ida counties The commission proposed to increase real estate valuations in all or parts of 82 of Iowas 99 counties Judge Missildincs action in volving Cass and Ida counties followed a hearing in a suit in which he already has enjoined the commission from putting the proposed increase into effect in Mitchell and about 30 other counties and cities for 1965 Mitchell Cass Ida and the other taxing bodies claimed that raising valuations at this time will result in a delay in the col cction of taxes next year and make it impossible for some public agencies with no money to pay their bills ers of every manned space flight endurance record Schirra who had missed his target by only 4A miles in his first reentry during the Mer cury program in 1962 brought Gemini 6 down at am CST about 630 miles southwest of Bermuda Borman and Lovcll had hoped to photograph the retrorocket fire and the first stages of the Gemini 6 descent but because of trouble with his maneuvering rockets Borman was unable to get into position Temperatures reached possi bly 3000 degrees on the blunt heat shield of the capsule in the final stages of reentry as the pilots came in head down the best steering position Schirras skill in maneuver ing Gemini 6 made the ren dezvous look easy and words of praise for the feat came from nations around the world The two spacecrait executed an historic meeting in space Wednesday and whirled around the world in formation six to 200 feet apart for more than five hours Air Force Lt Col Borman and Navy Cmdr Lovell are to land in the same area at 9 am Saturday Schirrr and Stafford thwart ed in two earlier Gemini 6 launching attempts rode a pow erful Titan 2 rocket into space Wednesday to start the pursuit of the Gemini 7 astronauts who were heavily bearded and slightly weary after 11 days in orbit The dramatic chase covered 105000 miles and more than 3 orbits Expertly steered by command pilot Schirra Gemjrii 6 executed eight orbit shifting maneuvers that eventually placed the Jwo space vehicles in the same orbit only a few feet apart The momentous rendezvous occurred at pm when the two ships faced each other nose to nose 185 miles above the western Pacific Ocean The word was flashed by Staf ford who radioed Were at 120 feet and sit ting The message meant Gemini 6 had completed a braking ma neuver that matched the speed of Gemini 7 the two were flying together at better than 17 500 miles an hour Within minutes Schirra closed to within an estimated six feel of Bbrman and Lovell GEMINI Please Turn tc Page 2 Testify in try to cut value hike Mason City and Cerro Gordo County officials are to testify in Polk County District Court Friday in a petition to delay the Iowa State Tax Commission order imposing a 10 per cent increase in the assessed valu ation of Mason City residential buildings The local officials filed a joint petition of intervention Wednesday to join other coun ties and cities in a suit original ly filed by Linn County District Judge Dale Missildinc Wednesday told the parties in volved they would be given a chance to testify in the order they filed petitions Among those meeting with Judge Mis sildine were B Michael Dunn Cerro Gordo County attorney and R Michael Swcesy city at torney Some counties and cities were being hoard Thursday but the local case was not expected to come up until Friday We will be down there at 9 a m Fri day and well just have to wait our turn Dunn said Among those cxectcd to testi fy Friday arc Dunn and Sweesy Marvin E Wolter city assessor and Ward Hammond county auditor O   

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