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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 K LI of Publication WINONA MINNESOTA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER IS 1965 TWO SECTIONS A Wink Classified Ads THIRTY PAGES i 6 7 Rendezvous Successful Harmon Trophy to Over 100 Feet From Each Other By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP The Gemini 6 and 7 astro- conducted the world's first rendezvous in space today momentous space feat and one of man's greatest ures The successful in-flight for- mation of the two craft ly more than 100 feet apart pushed the United States past a major milestone on the road to the moon Word of the feat came in a calm voice from Thomas P Stafford aboard Gemini 6 We're at 120 feet and HONORED Max Conrad old transoceanic ferry pilot and flying grandfather of Winona Tuesday received the Harmon Aviator's Trophy Power Plant Near Haiphong Blasted SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US Air Force Thunderchief jets blasted a 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 ta Pilots i reported that they had hit the heart of the Bi steam power plant and many 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 er power source for the area One plane wai shot down hot the pilot Capt Harry D De Witt of Moscow Idaho was cued He suffered a broken leg and facial injuries The escalation of the against the Communist North came as U.S military men announced that U.S bat dead climbed last week to 91 the second weekly toll of the fighting Seven other Americans were reported missing or captured and 316 wounded in the day period that ended at mid- Me N a mar a Asks NATO to Help PARIS Another call for token help for the United States in Viet Nam was ed today by Defense 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 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 Listed Greg Scott Edward and Adolf Ybe Bow it Vets Cab Co Susan Carol Jo ABB and Judy Bob While Mr aid Mrs R H White Huh 5 S 13 25 I 2 3 II 25 5 K courage Communist aggression U.S sources said NATO port of in Southeast Asia would also dis- courage Communist China and 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 thing A clash developed Tuesday when France challenged cas plans to share responsibility for nuclear strategy with other NATO members including West Germany Maurice Conve de argued that a special committee prompted by McNamara to deal with the problem should be only a temporary body West man Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder said the committee should be permanent The West Germans to keep alive the prospect that they will get a voice ia the alliance's nuclear strategy ther through the 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 Famed Award Presented By Humphrey Editor's Additional de- Mis on hie of Conrad pear mo 5 Max Conrad 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 day in the nation's capital was Vice President Hubert H 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 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 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 flight was from Capetown South Africa to St Petersburg Fla in December of 1964 He recalled that one of his last thoughts prior mas flight was This time I have taken too big a bite He has piloted and planes across the Atlantic 129 times mostly arid across the 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- linked the approach of the movement's fifth anniversary one Viet Cong after the three guerrilla bands hit two police stations in Chinese quarter and an outpost near the big oil storage dump south of the city Two other U.S planes were lost over South Viet Nam Red gunners ah Air Force 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 copter a spokesman said Navy jet from the nuclear carrier 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 Vietnamese 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 PAUL AP Dr Robert G Dixon Jr a sor at George Uni- versity law school and described as a nationally known ity on reapportionment will pear before the Minnesota House Reapportionment Committee Friday Dixon has published numerous articles and given a number of speeches on in the last Itt years as well as having testified before committees considering bills His appearance Friday was announced today by Rep Robert Kucera Northfield Conservative who is chairman of the tee which Is to consider als to reapportion the ture No Resolutions Taffy Tuttle says she's 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 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 gan for New Year's Your safety belt is the one you don't drink before ing For more laughs see Earl Wilson on Page 4 Wilson Flying Meet Johnson LONDON AP Prime ister Harold Wilson flies to the United States today to talk with President Johnson and to ad- dress the General bly Viet Nam and expected to be his chief topics Wilson's aides he may announce tougher sanctions including an oil embargo against rebel white minority regime when be to the assembly day Sack an embargo would need the support of the United States to airlift oil to landlocked bia Rhodesia's northern neighbor Wilson is expected to discuss the airlift with Johnson in Washington Friday Talks be- tween U.S British and bian officials have been going OD since Rhodesia declared its independence from Britain Nov 11 Wilson told Parliament day night he would discuss for peace in Viet Nam with the American President He said if North Viet Nam cates it will come to the 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 he fin farm a simultaneous stop in American bombing of North Viet Nam and in North Vietnamese tion in South Viet Nam Wilson has been under in- creasing pressure from wing members of his Labor ty opposed to his alignment with the American stand in Viet Nam Snow Covers Kansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Subzero cold drove southward from the northern Rockies today behind a snowstorm which spread a 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 ened driving em Arizona where a snowfall of six inches was indicated and in parts of central Illinois and souri where freezing tion was brought with falling temperatures 1 WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND VICINITY Mostly cloudy tonight and ThurS day Light snow or snow ries tonight with no tion Locally colder tonight tle temperature change day Low tonight high Thursday LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m 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 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 Frank Borman and James A Lovell Jr who er this afternoon competed the of their planned 14 days in orbit Gemini 6 was launched from Cape Kennedy at a m EST today and started the pursuit that 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 path of 183 to 188 miles Schirra and Stafford who started out miles behind Gemini 7 planned eight jet tog maneuvers to gradually move into the same orbital path as the target Each move ly increases the speed which initially was about miles an hour The first maneuver at 10 over the Gulf of Mexico raised the high point of the orbit to 170 miles At a the Indian Ocean a blast of the small jets elevated the low print to 135 miles After 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 bit at 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 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 Lovell called but we saw them coming through the clouds Sii later when 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 Ing the end of the 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 ing maneuvers to close ally with Gemini 6 If all goes right the 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 at miles an hour 185 milej above the Mari- ana Islands in the western Pacific x u j y f COLORADO SPRINGS Colo helicopter pilot ed today he had seen wreckage of a light plane similar to one which vanished Sunday with three persons the nation's director of space medicine The wreckage was at a spot feet high on rugged In- dependence Pass a few miles east of Aspen The sighting was announced by Col William A Ryan Jr search mission commander for the Air Force The pilot reported he got in 100 feet of the wreckage and apparently the craft hit hard against a mountainside Aboard the missing craft were Dr W Randolph Lovelace II UP UP UP AND In this Double exposure made by Associated Press Photographer William A Smith Gemini 7 is shown heading for Dec 4 followed by today The photo Being its with Gemini 7 with a double on the same 35 mm Gemini 7 at right was launched The film was reinserted In a Niton camera equipped with a lens and exposed at of a second at The picture was made by Associated Press Photographer William A Smith AP Searchers Find Lovelace Plane Gronouski Meets With Red Chinese WARSAW Poland AP John A Gronouski the new American ambassador to land today opened a meeting with the Communist on the war in Viet Nam Gronouski met Wang chuan in Warsaw's Palace It was the first session of the talks at- tended by Gronouski the former postmaster general who ed John Moors Cabot this month as ambassador to Poland Queen Dies In New Zealand AUCKLAND New Zealand of Tonga a giant ot a woman who was a favorite at Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953 died today in a private hospital She was 65 The Polynesian queen had been in Auckland since Nov 4 for medical treatment A dignified woman of quiet charm stood 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 270 pounds a pioneer in space medicine and owner of an Albuquerque clinic his wife Mary 53 and their pilot Milton Brown 27 also of Albuquerque The aerial search had been hampered by snow The Colorado Civil Air Patrol was considering the possibility that the travelers never got be- yond the ence Pass near Aspen after leaving the resort town Sunday on a flight to Albuquerque Maj Elmer Smaller ol Canon City said the plane was ob- served turning east after ing Aspen apparently ing to fly over the pass He said there was no evidence that it had cleared it A from Eglin Air Force Base Fla ered 700 miles in a three-hour search Tuesday between Aspen and Alamos It was tough trying to get where we could said the pilot Maj Berry 41 of Portsmouth Va Snow covered much of the search area making the task of spotting a white plane doubly difficult No flight plan was filed and the plane's route is uncertain Lovelace acted as an adviser on all of the one-man flights in the Mercury space program Many of his suggestions wera incorporated into ex- in the current Gemini program including the Gemini 7 mission WINONA STORES OPEN EVERY EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
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