San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - July 20, 1976, San Antonio, Texas Viking on Mars Sending Photos PASADENA. Calif. America's Viking 1 space robot Uimled gently on Mars today and radioed back the first pictures taken from the planet's surface "incredible" photos showing a sandy, rocky Martian desert with a gently rolling horizon. The three-legged spacecraft rode a cushion of rocket exhaust to a gentle touchdown in a lowland considered one of the best places for its instruments to conduct the first search for life on the red planet. The landing on the planet more than -f'O million miles from Earth opened a new frontier in man's exploration of the solar system. President Ford said in a telephone call to space agency officials the flight was "just wonderful and a most remarkable success." The initial image from one of Viking's twin cameras started coming in at the control (San Antonio time.) The shot looked down and showed one of the Viking's footpads. It was readily apparent that the Martian soil was littered with rocks. It appeared the soil had been blown by wind or thrust from Viking's landing rockets. A few minutes later, after the camera raised its lens on command from a computer, a broad panoramic view of the landscape appeared line by line on control center monitors. It was last afternoon there and the setting sun appeared to brightly illuminate the distant sky. There was no life forms in the initial pictures. But scientists did not expect to see any. Unlike pictures taken on the Moon, the Martian surface did not appear pocked marked with sharp craters. This apparently was a result of wind erosion on Mars. The planet has occasional dust storms and Viking was coated with a gray resilient paint to protect it from sand blast effects. "This is just an incredible said Dr. Thomas Mutch, geologist in charge of the photographic experiment. "It looks safe and very interesting." Dr. Al Hibbs of JPL mission control said "The resolution is fantastic." The first photo scanned slowly from left to right disclosing small rocks and medium sized boulders. When it moved to the far right, the lander's footpad came into view so clearly the rivets could be counted. "To think the view of the horizon is yet to come." Mutch said. "The view of the horizon is going to mind-boggling." Minutes later, the second photo, with the camera pointed slightly higher, panned slowly showing a clear sky, a field of light and dark rocks and in the distance a flat mesa. Artist's concept of Viking spacecraft landing on Mars. FINAL HOME 42 PAGES 15 CKVrS CASH in every week in TV Sweepstakes! Story in Column it CALL :n.oni Edited By Joe P. Faulkner I Can you give me a recipe for peanut brittle? I need one P. ACTION: We'll give you one that's good, instead. First, of course, it's essential you get some good goobers and don't gobble 'em before you start puttering around to convert 'em into the crunch concoction. Get two and a half cups of raw Spanish peanuts. Also, have within reaching distance three cups of sugar, one cup of corn syrup, one cup of water, two tablespoons of butter or margarine, one teaspon of salt, and one tablespoon of baking soda. Ready? First, shoot the sugar, corn syrup and water into a pot. place the pot on a burner, and commence cooking. Keep this up until it's done enough to form a hard ball when dropped into cool water. Don't dump the whole pot into cool water; just drip a drop for testing. When you get the sugar- syrup-water mixture cooked to the hard ball-forming stage, plop in the peanuts and continue to cook until all this goo in the pot has turned golden brown. It's dandy to have a candy thermometer; if you have one it'll register 300 degrees when Ihe golden brown color comes around. Anyway, when you do achieve this stage, yank the pot off the fire, pour in the salt, butter-or-margarine and start stirring. After you've agitated the pot's captives until you think they've gone stir crazy, add the baking soda and start stirring the sticky stuff again. Then, pour it out on a greased slab and pull it out to the thinness or thickness you think you'd like to end up with. Then run around the block, or something, to work up a good appetite. When the stuff on the greased slab gets cold, it's ready for chewing. But be (Continued, Page 8, Col. 5.) -San Antonio, SI! Partly cloudy afternoons and warm, night and early morn- ing cloudiness through Wed- nesday. The overnight 1 o w will be in the 1 o w 70s. the high Wednesday in the low 90s and Tuesday's high was ex- pected near 91. Winds will be southerly at 8 to 18 m.p.h. Today's Temperatures Midnight .78 7 a.ro 75 1 a.m 76 8 a.m 75 75 2 a.m 3 a.m 4 a.m 5a.m. 6 a.m Last year: High 91, low 77. (Weather roundup, 8-C.) 9 a.m 76 75 10 a.m. 80 75 11 a.m 82 75 Noon 85 75 RONALD REAGAN Over the Top, Says Manager See Page 3-A. San Antbfiio Light 96th Year-No. 183 INDEX ON PAGE 2-A. If you do not receive your newspaper or wish to communkate about your delivery service, call Circulation. All 226-4271 The Daily San Antonio Light leads the News by and the Express by in total circulation. FIRST IN TEXAS COMMUNITY SERVICE TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1976 City Council Reviews Coastal Bid Benefits To S.A. Pondered By SHARON WATKINS and LINDA JONES City Public Service has begun a three-day "educational" effort to get official San Antonio approval of a plan to settle the city's million lawsuit against Oscar Wyatt Jr. and his Coastal States Gas Corp. Members of the were handed copies Tuesday of the "July H" plan worked out in Houston between negotiators for the city and Coastal States. It is a refinement of earlier settlement proposals which increases benefits to San Antonio and other customers and gives customers an option on how to use Wyatt's million worth of equity in Coastal States Gas Producing Co. Members of the City Council began reviewing the plan Tuesday after copies were left in their offices at city hall. Some members were disturbed the outlines of the settlement had been released to newspapers before they received their copies. Councilman Richard Teniente said he will rely heavily on the recommendations of the city's legal advisers before making a decision on the proposal. "My feeling on this does not mean that I'm for settling at this he said. "My mind is just open to this." Councilman Bob Billa said the price of gas will be his main consideration in the settlement. Mayor Pro Tern Al Rohde said he plans to weigh the opinions of CPS trustee Eloy Centeno and U.S. Rep. Henry Gonzalez before casting any vote. Mayor Cockrell, who may cast the deciding vote as ex officio member of the CPS board, was out of the city on vacation but scheduled to return in time TWO SUSPECTS in the mass kidnaping of 28 children and their school bus driver near Chowchilla, Calif., are shown in updated police artists' composite sketches. Bus Kidnap 'Jigsaw' Falling Into Place (Continued, Page 8, Col. 1.) CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (UPI) Investigators putting together a jigsaw of clues believe they "are not far away" from identifying the gunmen motivated perhaps by revenge who kidnaped 26 school children and their bus driver last week. They found clothing, notebooks, the bus driver's wallet and the shoes of the victims near a remote road in the Santa 'Cruz Mountains in Santa Clara County Monday. Sheriff's deputies in Alameda County, where the victims dug their way to freedom from a buried van, provided California and Nevada law enforcement agencies with better descriptions of the three men. The investigators have not ruled out that there may have been others involved in last week's kidnap. Officials here and at San Quentin Prison also checked out a tip that three inmates plotted a kidnap last year when they were behind bars. An informant said one of the trio had "some reason for revenge" against a community in Madera County. Jack Baugh, chief of criminal investigations for the Alameda County Sheriff's Department, said, "We are not far away" from identifying the kidnapers. The bus was hijacked as it was dropping the children at their homes after a day at summer school. They were in the buried van for 16 hours before they made their way to freedom_ OSCAR WYATT Coastal Chairman. S.A. Man Drowns In Pool A former San Antonio newpaperman was found drowned early Tuesday in a Northeast San Antonio ap.trlmenl complex. Bill Durham, 57, was found at a.m. Tuesday in the shallow end of the swimming pool al the Marshall Apartments, 2721 Auslin Highway. Apartment owner Flora Marshall, 5s, said she heard a loud noise about .'t a.m., bu! did not go io investigate. She said her dog was barking. Dale Brandenship, resident of Apartment No. 10, told police he was leaving for work at a.m. when he saw a body lying face up in the pool. A pair of shoes was beside the pool. He summoned the apartment manager, who called the Emergency Medical Services. Police theorized that the man struck a utility pole when he pulled off the road, slightly damaging his car. A wallet and wristwatch were found on the front seat of the 1969 Chevrolet that was parked in the apartment driveway. Durham was a sports writer for theExpress-News. He had been an 18-year veieran farm editor for the Houston Post. Durham was a co-founder and past president of the Newspaper Farm Editors of America. Robbers Hit Bank For Million NICE, France (UPI) A of robbers who dug their way into a bank from a sewer over the weekend may have stolen more than million in cash, securities and valuables, police said today. "We suppose the amount exceeded 50 million francs (about said one police official. Play The Light's Two Great Games (Name Game rules, Page8-B; TV Numbers, Page 7-A.) The Light offers you twice the chance to win cash. There are two great contests in The Lighl THE NAME GAME and TV Sweeptakes. THE NAME GAME offers one lucky reader each week a chance to win in cash and another 10 a chance to win In addition, TV Sweepstakes offers daily cash, including a weekly Summer Bonus number, which appears in today's Light. It's easy io play THE NAME GAME. Anyone, no matter what age, can play THE NAMF, GAME. All it takes to play is to have a name. You can use any variation of your name initials, complete name. middle name or maiden name hut no nicknames. 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