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   Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - December 15, 1965, Winona, Minnesota                                Light Snow Flurries Tonight; Temperature Same NEW MOON DECEMBER 22 WINONA DAILY NEWS V_____I K .LI, lllfh Ywr of Publication WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1965 TWO SECTIONS "Quick'As A Wink' Results! Classified Ads THIRTY PAGES i 6, 7 Rendezvous Successful Harmon Trophy to ConradGraft Over 100 Feet From Each Other By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The Gemini 6 and 7 astro- nauts conducted the world's first rendezvous in space today momentous space feat and one of man's greatest adven- ;ures. The successful in-flight for- mation of the two craft, slight- ly more than 100 feet apart, pushed the United States past a major milestone on the road to the moon. Word of the spine-tingling feat came in a calm voice from as- tronaut Thomas P. Stafford aboard Gemini 6. 'We're at 120 feet and ._.ERAN J1LOT HONORED .Max Conrad, 6iyear- old transoceanic ferry pilot and "flying grandfather" of Winona, Tuesday received the Harmon Aviator's Trophy. Presenting- Power Plant Near Haiphong Blasted SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) US Air Force F10S Thunderchief jets blasted a ma- jor power plant today 14 miles northeast of Haiphong, North Viet Nam's major port It was the first American strike in the Communist foe's industrial heartland in the Red River del- ta. Pilots i reported that they had hit the heart of the Uoog Bi steam power plant and many Mcondary explosions followed. A U.S. spokesman said the raid knocked out the plant, which be said supplies is per cent of North yiet Nam's electric pow- er and! is'the.primary power source for the Hanoi-Haiphoni area. One plane wai shot down hot the pilot, Capt. Harry D. De Witt of Moscow, Idaho, was res- cued He suffered a broken leg and facial injuries. The escalation of the against the Communist North came as U.S. military spokes- men announced that" U.S. cam- bat dead climbed last week 'to 91, the second highest: weekly toll of the 'Vietiamese fighting. Seven other Americans were reported missing' or captured and 316 wounded in .the seven- day period that ended at. mid- Me N a mar a Asks NATO to Help PARIS, {AP) Another call for token help for the United States in Viet Nam was sound- ed today by Defense Secre- tary Robert S. McNamara at the annual meeting of NATO ministers.' Secretary of State Dean Rusk appealed to America's partners in Atlantic Treaty Organization Tuesday to' send doctors and engineers to the war in Southeast Asia. Rusk did not ask for troops. Like Rusk McNamara stress- ed that the United States stands firmly committed in Viet Nam and that a show of unity by the Atlantic Alliance would dis- Goodfellows Contributions Pnvirasty Listed Greg, Scott, Terr! Edward Oletht Hblehouse....... Dcrotkf and Adolf.. Ybe Bow it Wiitona Vets Cab Co...... Anoiymons Susan. Carol, Jo ABB and Judy Bob While IHaJePoverty Mr. aid Mrs R. H White.. WiMia Attfetic Huh AuiNary Golti Phirntcy 5 S 13 25 I 2 3 II 25 5 K courage Communist aggression U.S. sources said NATO sup- port of American'policies in Southeast Asia would also dis- courage Communist China and North'Viet Nam from thinking the United States win back down because its allies do not support its stand. Vint Germany, Italy aad Luxembourg have already sent medical personnel to Viet Nam. The West Germans have also contributed money. France has openly criticized the U.S. intervention in Viet Nam and there seemed little hope it would contribute any- thing. A clash developed Tuesday when France challenged Ameri- cas plans to share responsibility for nuclear strategy with other NATO members, including West Germany. Frepdi Fcretgi Milliter Maurice Conve de Murville argued that a special committee prompted by McNamara to deal with the problem should be only a temporary body. West Ger- man Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder said the committee should be permanent The West Germans are- anx- ious to keep alive the prospect that they will get a voice ia the alliance's nuclear strategy, ei- ther through the American-pro- posed multilateral force MLF of surface ships armed with Polaris missiles or through the broader British plan tor an Atlantic nuclear fora ANF of planes and submarines. T the trophy in ceremonies in Washington was Vice President Hubert Humphrey. (AP Photofax) Famed Award Presented By Humphrey (Editor's Vole- Additional de- Mis on Ihe hie of Conrad ap- pear mo ttory onPage 5) Max Conrad. Winbna's famed 62 year oM "Flying Grand- has been given the Harmon' trophy international award for his nonstop transatlantic flight a year ago. Making the presentation Tues- day in the nation's capital was Vice President Hubert H. Hum- phrey. The vice said he was particularly pleased to present the award to another He also presented an' award posthumously to Joan Merriam Smith for the first round-the- world equatorial solo flight in the spring of 1964; She was killed in a light plane crash in California last February. The award 'was accepted by Mrs. Smith's husband, Navy Lt. Cmdr Alarvin G. Smith Jr. and by her mother, Mrs. Anne Merri am of Miami, Fla. Witnessing the presentation to Conrad were his wife Betty and son among their 30 children, Max (Terry) Conrad HI, a soldier at Fort Knox, Ky. His 57-hour flight was from Capetown, South Africa', to St. Petersburg, Fla., in December of 1964. He recalled that one of his last thoughts prior to'the Christ- mas flight was, "This time I have taken too big a bite." He has piloted single-engine and 'planes across the Atlantic 129 times, mostly east-bound, arid across the Paci- (Continued on Page 3, Col. 5) CONRAD night Saturday. The Viet Cong carried the war to South Viet Nam's heartland with three hit-and-run attacks on police posts on Saigon's out- skirts, kuTing two policemen and wounding seven The stepped-up terrorism was be- lieved linked w_ith the approach of the guerrilla1 movement's fifth anniversary, kUled one" Viet Cong after the .three guerrilla bands hit two police stations in Sai- gon's Chinese quarter and 'an outpost near the big oil storage dump five-miles south of the city. Two other U.S. planes were lost over South Viet Nam; Red gunners hit: ah 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 jet fighter-bomber from the nuclear carrier Enter- prise crashed 40 miles west of Can Tbo, in the Mekong Delta south The two-man crew was picked up but their condition and the cause of the crash were not known. Heavy Swrth Vietnamese toss- 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. Reapportionment Committee to Gel Assistance ST.: PAUL, (AP) Dr. Robert G. Dixon Jr., a profes- sor at George WashitPtim Uni- versity law school and described as a nationally known author- ity on reapportionment, will ap- pear before the Minnesota House Reapportionment Committee .Friday. Dixon has published numerous articles and given a number of speeches on reapporlionment in the last Itt years, as well as having testified before congres- sional committees considering ndistricting bills. 'His appearance Friday was announced today by Rep. Robert Kucera, Northfield Conservative who is chairman of the commit- tee, which Is to consider propos- als to reapportion the legisla- ture. No Resolutions Taffy Tuttle says she's al- ready made her New Year's resolution that she won't make any African witch doctors report a remarkable discovery a tribal dance that cures the common cold! .Business competition's so keen these days, we hear, that you gotta keep your nose to the grindstone or somebody'll steal the grindstone Safety slo- gan for New Year's Eve: "Your safety belt is the one you don't drink before driv- ing (For more laughs see Earl Wilson on Page 4.) Wilson Flying ToUlto Meet Johnson LONDON (AP) Prime Min- ister Harold Wilson flies to the United States today to talk with President Johnson and to ad- dress the U.N. General Assem- bly. Viet Nam and Rhodesia'are expected to be his chief topics. Wilson's aides said: he may announce 'tougher sanctions, including an oil embargo, against Rhodeiia'ii rebel; white minority regime when be epeaks to the assembly Thurs- day. Sack an embargo would need the support of the United States to airlift oil to landlocked Zam- bia, Rhodesia's black-ruled northern neighbor. Wilson is expected to discuss the airlift with, Johnson in Washington Friday. Talks be- tween U.S., British and Zam- bian officials have been going OD 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 Viet Nam indi- cates it will come to the confer- ence table if the United States halts its bombings, then Britain would want to pursue the suggestion. He said that Hanoi so far has not indicated it is willing to negotiate. Wilson gafd he (fin farm a simultaneous stop in American bombing of North Viet Nam and in North Vietnamese interven- tion in South Viet Nam. Wilson has been under in- creasing pressure from, left- wing members of his Labor par- ty opposed to his alignment with the American stand in Viet Nam. 4-10-Inch Snow Covers Kansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Subzero cold drove southward from the northern Rockies today behind a snowstorm which spread a 4-to-IO inch snow band through western and central Kansas. Another disturbance sifted snow from the Northern Plains to New England but in generally lighter amounts. A two-inch fall at Hibbing, Minn., thickened snow cover there to 27 inches. The cold air sweep, which dropped the reading at Butte, Mont., to 20 below zero, threat- ened driving north- em Arizona where a snowfall of six inches was indicated, and in parts of central Illinois and Mis- souri where freezing precipita- tion was brought with falling temperatures. 1 WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND VICINITY Mostly cloudy tonight and ThurS' day. Light snow or snow flur- ries tonight with no accumula- tion. Locally colder tonight, lit- tle temperature change Thurs- day, Low tonight 5-15, high Thursday 20-25. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 29; minimum, 20; noon, 24; precipitation, trace. he reported. The historic moment took slace about 185 miles above the Philippine Islands as the two ipace chariots, each with two astronauts aboard, zipped along nose to nose at more than miles an hour. At the moment of Stafford's announcement, the 40-man team in the mission control center in Houston, stood up, smiled and waved American flags. With Stafford aboard Gemini 6 was astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. Manning Gemini 7 were as- tronauts Frank Borman and James A. Lovell Jr.) who earli- er this afternoon competed the llth of their planned 14 days in orbit Gemini 6 was launched from Cape Kennedy at a m. (EST) today and started the suspenscful pursuit that cov- ered more than miles over more than orbits. Gemini 6 initially was in an orbit ranging from 100 to 161 miles, while Gemini astronauts Frank Borman and James A. Lovell Jr. raced around in a near-circular path of 183 to 188 miles. Schirra and Stafford, who started out miles behind Gemini 7, planned eight jet fir- tog maneuvers to gradually move into the same orbital path as the target. Each move slight- ly increases the speed, which initially was about miles an hour. The first maneuver, at 10 :U a.m. over the Gulf of Mexico, raised the high point of the orbit to 170 miles.' At 10'55 a the Indian Ocean, a' blast of the small jets elevated the low print to 135 miles. After thii second shift, the distance between the two space ships was reduced to 495 miles. "Everything looks flight director Chris Kraft told the pilots. "It was completely nominal said mission control of the second orbital maneuver. Gemini 6 reported it was able to monitor through mission con- trol center transmissions from Gemini 7 to the ground. Later, when they have each other in sight; Gemini 6 and 7 will be able to carry on a direct con- versation. Schirra reported his cahln temperature was slightly higher than expected about 90 de- it was dropping and was not a problem. He also reported seeing the star constellation Orion, which Schirra and Stafford selected as part of the symbol for their flight. Orion in mythology was a hunter. Gemini 7 entered its 163rd or- bit at a.m. Only a few minutes after the perfect launch, Schirra and Stafford got a go-ahead from confident mission directors on the ground for a fourth-orbit rendezvous. An elated Schirra responded: "You've got a big fat go from Gemini 7 astronauts Frank Bonnan and James Lovell, who had been flying in the comfort of their cotton underwear, were instructed to get back into their space suits for the completion of the rendezvous. Bonnan and Lovell were about 185 miles high, some 200 miles south of the Cape, when the Titan blasted into the skies. "We didn't get to see the lift- Lovell called, "but we saw them coming through the clouds." Sii mtimfes later, when mis- sion control announced that Gemini 6 had achieved its orbit, Gemini 7 had streaked miles ahead and the chase was on featuring a record cast of four U.S. astronauts. Borman and Lovell were near- Ing the end of the llth of their 14 planned days in space. The dramatic pursuit was to cover about miles during which Schirra and Stafford were to make a series of orbit-shift- ing maneuvers to close gradu- ally with Gemini 6. If all goes right, the rendez- vous was to have taken place at p m. today. At that lime, the two spacecraft should be within 100 fm of each other, zipping aiors at miles an hour 185 milej above the Mari- ana Islands in the western Pacific. x. u 
                            

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