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   Advocate (Newspaper) - July 31, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 85 TELEPHONE HI S-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY'31, 1964 ESTABLISHED 1849 18 Cents Ranger 7 Promising Success Moon Probe Ncars Finish PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Hanger 7 coasted toward (he moon Thursday wilh ils cam- eras properly aimed lor what could be history's first close-up pictures of the mysterious sur- face American astronauts hope to explore in a few years. U.S. space markmanship has been so accurate thus far lhat Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists decided Thursday morning to cancel a final ma- neuver they thought might be needed to point the cameras straight at the moon before im- pact Friday at a.m. CST. At 2 p.m., EST, Thursday, the 800-pound spacecraft was only miles from its target. Its speed has slowed from the origi- nal rocket-boosted miles an hour to m.p.h. Six Cameras All instruments aboard, in- cluding ils six television cam- eras, were reported in normal condition by laboratory experts tracking and guiding Ranger 7 on its flight. If all goes well those cameras will be turned on by ground sig- nal and relay more than pictures, from an altitude of 100 miles down to the surface, in Ihe final 13 minutes 40 seconds. Laboratory officials said they would be the first close-up lunar pictures. The Soviet Union's Lu- nik 3 photographed the far, dark side of Ihe moon Oct. 7, 1959 from distances of to miles, but the pictures were no clearer than those taken of the visible side by earth telescopes. Smalt Objects Because of atmospheric con- ditions, earth telescopes cannot distinguish objects smaller than a quarter-mile in diameter. Ranger 7's cameras are expect- ed to show objects as small as an automobile. An air of "optimistic anxie- as one scientist put it, gripped Ihe much-criticized lab- oratory as Hanger 7 nearcd its goal. "Everything is going he said, "but we do have a sad his- tory." That history includes 12 pro vious failures in various types of moon probes, including the (See RANGER 7, Page S) Vice Presidential Field Narrowed by President MI- AN N UAL PACKING 1st Sgt. Charles Mueller, left, of Company A, supervises preparations for the Vic- toria unit's departure for summer camp. S.F.C. Arthur Dohmann, sup- ply sergeant, and Sgl. Porf.irio Ozuna, a section leader, at right, are pic- tured with some of. the gear neces- sary to the troop movement. (Advo- cate Photo) wad BUI Local Reservists Rides Again Ol 1 f Elated i or Lamp Pageant Official Confiscate Film MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) A free lance photographer sai< Thursday night a role of film was confiscated front him by judges of the Miss Universe pag eant because il contained a picture of Miss Sweden with In gemar Johansson, judges. one of thi David Haylock, of San Fran Cisco, said he took the pictur before Thursday night's cere mony. Haylock Shakespeare rules again tonight. To lie more specific, Vic- toria Shakespeare Festival will open the second week- end of ils production of "Taming of the Shrew" Fri- day al p.m. in Devcr- cux Playhouse al Foster Field. Played against a Wild West backdrop of Victoria in the 1850's, the local pro- duction stars Charles Me- Cally of Fort Worth as the worn an-tarn ing Petruchio in chaps and spurs, wilh Mntlge Grant of Bristol, England, as Kate, the Shrew. Performances of the play, second of the initial festival season, are scheduled each Friday, Saturday anil Sun- day evening through Aug. 1G. Approximately 1GO Army re-jare nine officers in the two servisls, members of two Vic-jcompanies. .oria units of the SJOlh Infantry The two units are raled Division, are preparing for twoj weeks of practical training in :heir military specialities at 
                            

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