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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1966, Mason City, Iowa                                JODRELL BANK England Bernard Lovell said Friday the SovietUnion maty fol lowupits successful lunar land ing by sending a man to orbit the moon Hailing the Soviet feat the director of the Jodreli Bank Radio Observatory said the soft landing Thursday already had provided valuable details on the surface of the moon The fact that the television transmissions began a few min utes after the landing would in dicate that the probe had land ed on a hard surface without encountering any great depths of dust he said This is important because a man landing on the moon must knov its surface isfirm enough hold the space vehicle If dust was at any great depth it would swallow a space craft Lovell also said the Russians next space spectacular coud be the landing of a remotely con trolled tractortype vehicle on on orbit of moon the moon This vehicle could move aboul and take detailed pictures of the lunar surface Us movements would be controlled from earth Another possibility in the near future he said was that soft landing vehicles might carry a subsidiary rocket that would be automatically launched from the moons surface The other step which must now be considered possible is that the Russians will in the reasonably near future send a man into the orbit of a lunar trajectory lo orbit the moon without landing and return to earth he added Prof JG Davies atJodreli Bank has Vcompiled a graph showing the rockets apr proach to the moon in Thurs days landing Davies said it in dicated that the rocket was trav eling at no more than 10 to 20 feet per second as it made its The newspaper that makes ail North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION UOc a One MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4 1966 Associated Press Full Lease Wlrei VOL 105 No 308 Air crash toll 133 Oswald shooting reenacted The fatal shooting ofLee Harvey Oswald is recreated by actors in Lori don Friday during the filming of a drama for the British Broadcasting Corporation entitled Lee Assassin It will be shown in Britain on March 15 American actor Tony Bill of San Diego Calif portrays Phototax Oswald and of right is played by actor John De Marco Actor left portrays Dallas plainclothesman J R Leavelle who was escortingOswald from the Dal las Police Station at the time of the shooting Refuse to talk war in public McNamara and Wheeler No WASHINGTON AP Sec retary of Defense Robert S McNamara declined Friday to testify in public in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigation of President John sons Viet Nam war policies He drew quick fire from some com mitteemen Chairman J W Fulbright D Ark disclosed in the midst of sharp questioning of Foreign Aid Administrator David E Bell that McNamara and Gen Earle G Wheeler chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had re bequestibned in open sessions To sell firm to avoid conflict DES MOINES AP Chair man Lynn Potter of the Iowa Tax Commission offered Friday to sell his accounting business to purge myself of any impur ity of motive while serving on the commission Gov Harold Hughes said he found Potters offer acceptable Earlier the governor had said Potter was in conflict of inter est situation because he helped his wife prepare tax returns for the firms clients Potter has insisted from the start that there was no conflict of interest and he renewed that Bulletins WASHINGTON ident Johnson authorized Fri day emergency shipments of three million tons of grain to droughtstricken India WASHINGTON dent Johnson announced Fri day ha will fly to Hawaii Saturday for three days of talks with the president of South Viet Nam and with top American officials from Sai gon North Iowa Weather outlook Fair to partly cloudy through Saturday Lows Fri day night 2 above to 5 below 7ero Warmer Saturday highs mostly in the lower 20i Weather details on Page 2 member of the State Tax mission SAME nsistence in a fourpage stale lent to the governor Friday Hughes said Potter will sell le business at Creso as soon s it can reasonably be done Potter said there are persons nterested in buying the firm Hughes said Arty Gen Law ence Scalise advised him the ale would clear Potter of any iolation of state law on conflict f interest Potter said that a few days go he was inclined to return to le business rather than remain n the Tax Commission On sober reflection howev r he added I cannot escape he conclusion that at this point esignation and cowardice are nyonyms Then he outlined his offer to ell Potters Accounting Service to a nonrelative with the pur hase price placed in escrow so hat I not derive any benefit rom the sale while 1 am Com Porter said his plan would provide against purchasers loss y guaranteeing such purchaser hat I will not prepare income ax returns for a fee for a peri od of four years unless the ful nirchasc price be returned to such purchaser thus voiding the entire sale Inside The Globe Mason City news 67 Latest markets 7 Society news 8 Sports 910 Clear Lake news 11 Editorials 12 North Iowa news 16 Green Bay blaze kills 8 persons GREEN BAY Wis AP Eight persons died Friday as an early morning fire destroyed he old threestory Astor Hotel n downtown Green Bay Thirty other guests escaped several of them after being rapped for three hours in their rooms Four of those rescued were hospitalized for smoke in nalation The flames were extinguished about 7 am The fire was reported at 30 am Firemen battled the flames in 35degree cold and snow flurries The blaze apparently began in the rear of the first or second floor and worked its way up to the roof where it traveled the length of the building firemen said Cause of the fire was not de termined Fire Chief Dave Zuid mulder placed a tentative esti mate of damage at They feel that it is not In the public interest to appear in a public session Fulbright an nounced This stirred up an angry de mand from Sen Wayne Morse DOre Lets have it out with the secretary of defense Fullbright said McNamara of fered to appear in executive doesnt want to ap pear in public session Earlier the renewed inquiry was enlivened by a polite but pointed exchange between Bell and Fulbright in which the sen ator said the United States is paying a very high cost per kill in Viet Nam Fulbright spearheading an attack by Senate critics of pol icies underlying the Viet Nam fighting said that we are be ginning to know what the war means in lives and suffering for Americans and South Viet namese alike Do you know how many Viet Cong were killed last year Fulbright asked the witness Bell said he did not have ex act figures but he estimated it was nearer 30000 than the 11 247 Fulbright said his commit tee staff estimated Fulbright stuck by his esti mate and said the administra tion contemplates spendinj billion in military and economic assistance to South Viet Nam before this fiscal year ends With 11247 Viet Cong killed the chairman said it works out to a very high cost per kill Japanese airliner into bay Worst single air disaster TOKYO AP A Japanese airliner carrying 133 persons crashed into Tokyo Bay Friday night An airline spokesman early Saturday said there was no sign of survivors making it the worlds worst single plane disaster A spokesman for AllNippon Airways operator the three engine Boeing 727 made the an nouncement that dashed most hope that any could have emerged alive said rescue boats had re covered the fuselage of the plane and found scores of bod ies inside Hours after the crash there was no sign of a survivor he added All aboard the plane were Japanese Shortly after midnight five hours after the big jet vanished Moon surface as seen by Luna This picture of the surface of the moon was sent back by the Soviet spaceship Luna 9 and re ceived by the Jodreli Bank radio telescope in Eng land Friday Picture was transmitted from Man AP Pliolnfax Chester England through the facilities of t h e Manchester Guardian simultaneously into The As sociated Press in London and in New York English get I Reds pix from moon JODRELL BANK England radiotelescopic ob servatory here announced Fri day it is receiving sensationalj MOSCOW 9 the Russ moonship sends photos Bell replied that Viet Cong deaths in his recollection were somewhere in the neigh borhood of 37306 Fulbright said witnesses in pictures of the moon from the Soviet Luna 9 satellite They show individual rocks on the moons surface a spokesman said Signals from the moon rock et which made historys first soft landing on the moon Thurs day were fed into a facsimile machine After technicians worked out the focus they got a picture showing rocks a flat surface and the shadow of the space ship itself Sir Bernard Lovell director the new hearings will appear by of the observatory and a voter invitation omy and the of trackinS sPace Probes VIET NAM Turn to Page 2 PHOTOS Please turn to Page 2 Soviet mechanical moon pio neer has transmitted to earth pictures of the lunar landscape Tass reported Friday An announcement distributed by the official Soviet news agency gave no indication when the picture would be made pub lic It would be the first ever transmitted directly from the moons surface to earth Earli er Soviet and American pic tures were sent from spacecraft above the moon Luna 9 has begun scanning the lunar landscape and trans mitting it to the earths sur face the announcement said moon that will be in direct sun ight for almost two weeks This would permit a number of pictures to be sent if Luna D continues working properly and sunlight can power its batter ies The announcement made 20 rmurs after Luna 9s landing said transmission of the lunar landscape was carried out on command from earth Before this announcement The space Thursday in vehicle landed an area of the had been char silent about in the Russians actcristically formation received from the mechanical pioneer sitting on the plain named the Ocean of Storms though the British Ra dio Observatory at Jodreli Bank said Luna I had transmitted radio information and pictures Prof Nikola Barabashov an astronomer connected with the lunar probes predicted safe landings on the moon of manned interplanetary ships in the near future Barabashov Ink Tass the most important achievement of Luna 0 was proof that the moons surface is not covered with deep drifts of dust that could engulf a spacecraft He pointed out Luna 9 had to land Two lost in N Viet attacks SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US jets struck North Viet Nam with mounting inten sity Friday but two more Amer ican planes were reported lot in the renewed air war and a US helicopter went down in South Viet Nam Ground action in South Viet Nam dwindled to only light sporadic action against minor Viet Cong units Operation Masher the big Allied drive on the central coast led by the US 1st Cavalry Airmobile Divi sion took on a new name Op eration While Wing and a new and as yet unannounced objective The two planes lost in North Viet Nam raised the number of jets downed to five since the resumption of the air attacks five days ago US officials list four airmen as missing A twinjet ASA Vigilante from the carrier Kitty Hawk was crippled by ground fire Thurs day and crashed two miles off shore about 35 miles northeast of Vinh a US spokesman said Rescue craft spotted the Vigi lantes life rafts aboard two Communist boats leaving the area The two crewmen were listed as missing in action US officials belatedly an nounce that an A4 Skyhawk from the carrier Ranger was written off as lost and its pilot missing in action after it disap peared into cloud cover on Tuesday The crews of the two other US planes lost earlier were rescued by helicopter Hanoi Radio claimed North Vietnamese gunners shot down five US jets Thursday and cap tured several American pilots In South Viet Nam a Marine helicopter lost altitude after it took off from the Chu Lai coast al airfield and settled into the sea 200 yards from shore One of the crewmen was injured fa tally but the other three escaped with minor injuries The carriers Kitty Hawk and Ranger sent 15 strikes over the North Thursday around the Vinh area a hub of roads rivers and canals leading both to the south and west to Laos where the Ho Chi Minh trail starts The pilots brought back word that they had damaged a rail road bridge 14 miles north of Vinh destroyed one antiaircraft site put craters in approaches to other bridges and sunk barges and some junks Antiaircraft fire was light to heavy they reported Air Force F105 Thunderchicfs took up the burden Friday morn ing and in bad weather radar bombed the Vinh highway bridge six miles north of the city and the Cam Dong highway bridge 60 miles southwest of Hanoi The cloud cover prevent ed assessment of damage on a solid surface or it would I nave been unable to transmit radio signals hack to earth The official announcement said the landing was to the west of the craters Reiner and Ma ria and Yuri Pakovsky a scien tist described the site for Tass This area is an easily ob servable plain he said al though in the zone of landing there are hills and craters The large light spot of Reiner Gam ma lies to the south Scientists still do not know what it is Pakovsky said the landing site can be seen from earth with ordinary field glasses The official Soviet news agen cy Tass said Radio contact with the station on the surface of the moon is reliable Trans missions are on 183538 megacy cles The instruments on board the sMlion are functioning nor mally There was no official word on the size shape construction or weight of the spacecraft but it Is MOON turn to 2 Japanese lighthouse ship re ported spotting an airplane seat a body and a book of lifesaving instructions A Japanese de fense forces patrol boat sent word it had recovered part of a jet airliner wing The debris was reported six to eight miles from Tokyo In ternational Airport which is on the edge of the bay just south of the main part of Tokyo Villagers on the shore and a pilot of another plane reported seeing a pillar of fire rising from the bay at about 7 pm just when the airport lost con tact with the incoming plane The plane was on a flight from Chitose northern Japan to Tokyo Almost all the 12G passengers had attended the citys annual snow festival Seven crew members also were aboard the plane Weather was good when the plane disappeared An airline official said the pilot had re ported a malfunction in his in struments and that he would make a visual landing He was given clearance Seconds later contact was broken with ground control The plane was 18 miles from the airport when it vanished from radar screens For hours search planes and patrol boats crisscrossed the bay Then wind and rain swept over the bay forcing the planes to land The worst previous crash in CRASH Please turn to Page 2 200 MiUt Wi HOKKAIDO Potilic Often Photofax PLANE DOWN Broken line indicates path of Japan ese jetliner that disappeared over Tokyo Bay Friday night before reaching Tokyo In ternational Airport The 727 jet was operated by AllNip pon Airways   

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