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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Mwspeper Hurt makes oil North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 17 WS Associated Preis Full Lean Wlrei VOL No MS Its with to go Watch fuel cell closely Splashdown at am SPACE CENTER Houston Tex Gemini 1 pilots assured that the powerpro ducing fuel cells of their space ship would not fail tled confidently onward Friday to the big goal of 14 days in space After a night of worry over the power system flight direc tors determined thai it would hold up and gave the world space endurance champions Frank Borman and James Lov ell a go for the full distance of 5149400 miles This would bring them to landing in the Atlanlic Ocean at am CST Saturday in the same area where spacemen Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford brought the Gemini 6 down Thursday near the waiting aircraft carrier Wasp Theres no reason astro naut Elliot See told Borman and Lovell in a statewide pass this morning that we shouldnt go straight on downhill from now on Gemini 7 entered its 193rd or bit at am CST The Gemini 7 astronauts were More pictures from space Page 78 This is how the Gemini 7 spacecraft looked to astronauts Schirra and Tom Stafford in Gemini 6 Space talk at picture taking time One of the first conversations between men in two spacecraft involved a picture of wires ex tending from Gemini 7 Walter Schirra was talking Gemini 6 to Frank Borman in Gemini 7 guys Borman and James are really a shaggylooking group with all those wires hanging out about a trade for nothing Where are they hang ing from it looks like it conies out about the separation plane might be the fiberglass approximately 10 to 15 feet long separation plane from the booster right exactly where you have one too It really belted around there when you were fir ing your boosters Looks about 8 or 9 feet long about eight or nine feet long Its a double wire will try and take picture of it Sec photo above SPACE Gemini 7 spacecraft floats past Gemini 6 during Wednesdays historic rendez vous 160 miles above the earth Pic ture released Friday by the Manned i i AP Fllftlofax Space Center near Houston Tex was made by astronauts Wally Schir ra and Tom Stafford as they per formed a flyaround maneuver some time after achieving rendezvous Cheer Fund in need of big spurt OT since Ihe goal was raised to 000 many years ago has the Christmas Cheer Fund been at such a perilously low level with only six giving days re maining The total to date is just Although giving has been jenerous and heartfelt the raditional big spurt still has not arrived and the campaign las not reached even the half way point More than 400 Mason City families are in need of encour agement cheer and counseling during this holiday season Miss Doris Bruce executive secretary of Family Service Inc which administers the Cheer Fund and her assistant Mrs F S Jacobson now are writing merchandise orders These must be in the hands of the needy in time to purchase gifts and goodies before Christ mas Day Never in Ihe 40year history of the Cheer Fund has it failec to reach the minimum goal But now we must average a day CHEER Please Turn to 2 250 CHKKR FUND GOAL KIWMIfM PREVIOUSLY RKPOKTKD Rarh and Siir Madison Cnh Smuts Iark MAR San Juan Marne Post VKW Mrs ADP Helpalot Club Karen Taut and Fred Marvel 1 Shepherd Boy Scout Troop B City Friendly Birthday Cluh In Memory of Ronnie Crnwley The Guy In Memory nf Elmer I Women of the Moose Chapter H7l In Memory nf my Father and Brothers IMH Six Ts Corwlth I KIMI slm 100 I Of I sfm MH WfKI 5WI THE DAYS TOTAT RIIW TOTAL TO DATE SlrflM STILL NKKOKD II17IWI GIVING DAVS LKFT Only H Days till Terrorist hurts Gl SAIGON South Viet Nam AP A teenage terrorist lossed a grenade into a truck load of US soldiers in Saigon Friday injuring 12 Gls It was Saigons fourth straight day of terrorism marking the fifth anniversary Monday of the Viet Congs National Liberation Front The wouldbe assassin about 15 or 16 fled in the confusion on the busy street Only one of the Americans was seriously in jured In North Viet Nam Commu nist MIGs took to the air but cautiously during another day of heavy bombardment American pilots reported sighting seven Sovietbuilt MTGl7s which kept a discreet distance while apparently trail ing the US jets An Air Force spokesman said the American planes were too short on fuel to lake on the Communist jets Two US planes were lost in other operations A Navy jet returning from a mission over North Viet Nam crashed into the ramp of Ihe flight deck of the carrier Kitty Hawk and plunged into the sea The pilot was presumed dead Enemy ground fire apparently nailed an Air Force F5 Freedom fighter jet which crashed on an attack mission 15 miles from Saigon An Army helicopter picked up the injured pilot but he died later In the ground war a Viet Cong battalion badly mauled a government company 22 miles northwest of the capital inflict ing heavy casualties The Reds fled before came to the a relief scene column The appearance of the MIGs came after US officials had expressed some concern about American air by Communist so sure of themselves lhat they made a bet with Schirra and Stafford during their historic rendezvous in space Wednesday that they would make a more accurate landing Gemini 6 missed the aircraft carrier Wasp by less than 15 miles The not disclosed but Borman asked Friday for ac curate figures on the Gemini 6 splashdown point Theres a lot riding on that he told mis sion control Ideal weather conditions that prevailed during the Gemini 6 reentry will continue Saturday forecasters said After keeping cautious watch on the power system through the night flight directors gave the green light for a full mis sion to Borman and Lovell as they soared near Bermuda This was soon after Gemini 7 entered its 190th orbit A warning light supposed to indicate fuel cell Irouble al though ground station monitors said the units power output was normal flashed on Thursday It finally flickered out about am Friday but started burning anew before completion of an other orbit John D Hodge the overnight flight director said the cell nev ertheless would last at least 150 hours beyond the end of the scheduled 14day mission The Blue midnight to 8 am control team is happy to give you a goahead Hodge told command pilot Borman This sent Air Force Lt Col Borman and Navy Cmdr Lovell streaking on toward an intended splashdown in the area where Gemini 6 descended Thursday They have made a bet that they will land even closer to Ihe GEMINI Please Turn to Page 2 Inside The Globe probes of preparedness jets The Air Force did not spec ify Ihe nationality of the MIGs sighted over North Viet Nam US planes dropped 73 tons of bombs on the Communist North Spokesmen said they hit bridges roads and buildings in the Dien Bien Phu area near the Laotian border and the Vinh sector 170 miles south of Hanoi No strikes were reported against the HanoiHaiphong in dustrial complex which was VIET NAM Turn 2 Editorials 4 North Iowa news Mason City news 89 Latest markets Society news 10 Sports 1M2 Clear Lake news13 TV section 1JU Classified pages 1819 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Sat urday Lows Friday night In upper teem Highs Saturday 30 details en 2
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