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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 28 1H5 UOe Paper Consist o Two Associated Press Full Lease Wirti No 170 emmi races to finale As Gemini orbits above Expl ore sea floor By RALPH DIGHTON AP Science Writer LA JOLLA Calif AP The Navy says all systems are go for the descent today of 10 aqua nauts including Astronaut M Scott Carpenter to Sealab 2 on the ocean bottom 1000 yards off shore Three teams of 10 divers are scheduled to spend 15 days each in the 12x58foot steel cylinder over the next 45 days eating sleeping and working at a depth of 205 feet Carpenter a Navy command er and nine other Navy divers and scientists were expected to start descending Saturday Some may go down in a threeman diving bell others may make the trip in skindiver gear Still uncertain was Carpen ters planned talk via radiotele phone with fellow astronaut L Gordon Cooper Jr in the orbit ing Gemini 5 spacecraft Space agency officials have in dicated that the seafloorto space chat has a low priority on a busy schedule Sealab 2 an experiment to determine how long men can function safely under pressure six times that of the surface was lowered to the bottom Thursday after a 12day delay due to technical problems A long series of safety checks followed and finally Sealab 2 was reported ready for the di vers to enter Carpenter a veteran diver as well as astronaut will try to VERSATILITY Elizabeth Gordon poses in her Lon don apartment with her parrot Oscar The 2 bird talks cries cusses whistles and sings The parrot must go however because it has learned to bark like a dachshund Photo tax Its the most terrible noise said Mrs Gordon mother of five children Advertisement in the London Times by Mrs Gordon read What offers parrot varied vocabulary unsuitable vicarage Steel Gemini 5 keep LBJ busy on break By KARL R BAUMAN JOHNSON CITY Tex AP Steel wage negotiations and the Gemini flight contributed a quota of work Saturday to President Johnsons birthday weekend on his ranch Aides said Johnson is keeping Split still wideduring steel talks PITTSBURGH AP Steel negotiators prepared to resume bargaining today with the gov ernments top mediator saying The situation does not look promising at this time Four days remain before 450 000 United Steelworkers mem bers will be free to strike the basic steel industry at midnigh Tuesday shutting off 80 per cent of the nations steel output William E Simkin director o the Federal Mediation and Con ciliation Service said Friday night Some very limited nar rowing of the gap between the parties has been indicated to me However the area of disa greement remains very sub stantial A high union source said the union altered its demands down President Johnson Urges Settlement Story on 12 wmm ward somewhat but he to be specific He added that th industry rejected the proposal a first submitted but said th door was left open for furthe discussion The union has been demand ing wage and benefit increase of 53 cents an hour over three years Steelworkers now ave age an hour in wages an benefits The industry has offered 406 cent hourly package whic it says is its final The in dustry however has said it willing to bargain within tha jange close touch with Washington y telephone on a wide variety public business He is making point especially of keeping osted on the key labor negotia ons and the astronauts efforts o keep going despite equipment ifficulties they said Delayed first by weather then y an accumulation of business ohnson did not get to spend his ull birthday Friday at his fa orite relaxing spot anch near here the LBJ He arrived late Friday but ill in time for some boating on he lake which bears his name nd for dinner at the ranch with is family and a few close riends Mrs Johnson and the two ohnson daughters Lynda 21 nd Luci IS presented their irthday gifts Friday night Congratulatory messages anc ifts came from many parts o ie world A gag gift plugged Mrs ohnsons America the bcautifu ampaign It was a Texassize olorfully decorated meta vaste basket with a picture o he First Lady putting her fooi o a spade It is intended for use on the Presidents cabin cruiser Another gift from Mrs John son was a brown leather scrap jook on the life of the Presi dents father Sam Ealy John son Jr who served several erms in the Texas Legislature still another gift from Mrs Tohnson was an album titled The Story of the LBJ Ranch and Home Lynda gave her father an al um of pictures taken on her Western trip curlier this sum mer Luci shopped until the last minute seeking something that vould especially please her dad dy and her final decision was not announced Among the flood of congratu North Iowa Weather outlook Fair Saturday with highs in the Fair and con tinued cool Saturday night and Sunday stay down 30 days and set a record Last year four men spent 13 days at a depth of 160 feet in the smaller Sealab 1 off Bermuda All the divers will work out side the underwater base at least two hours a day studying marine specimens and mapping the ocean floor off this Southern California resort Sealab 2 is on the edge of a deep marine can yon which the divers probably will explore The second team down was provided with a pet a 270 pound porpoise named Tuffy trained to carry tools and res cue lines Sharks seldom appear in these waters during August but if one does Tuffy will be re leased from his pen to see if he lives up to his name and to the numerous sharkbite scars on his rubbery skin 11 killed in truck bus mishap VINTON La AP A Grey hound bus collided headon with a trailer truck carrying heavy timbers late Friday night near this southwest Louisiana town At least 11 persons were killed Another 28 were injured many critically and hospi talized at four towns in Texas and Louisiana State troopers from Texas and Louisiana said the front of the bus was sheared off Some of the heavy timbers rammed through the cab of the truck and then passed completely through the bus The bus driver Jeff Blanken ship of Houston was critically injured The wreck occurred at pm on heavily traveled US 90 the main route between Houston and New Orleans It was am before police r opened the highway to traffic Vinton is between Lake Charles and the LouisianaTex as border Police said the two vehicles apparently were both in the cen ter of the highway when the col lision occurred The bus was bound for New Orleans from Houston Most of the passengers were from Texas and Louisiana but some from as far away as Vir ginia and Alabama The bodies were taken to fu Return set for early Sunday By JOHN HARBOUR A P Science Writer SPACE CENTER Houston Tex AP Homeward bound the Gemini 5 astronauts were go Saturday for their world record cigth day in a fiery return to earth Sunday morning Astronauts L Gordon Cooper Jr and Charles Pete Conrad Jr got their goahead for the last critical orbits in their 312 journey at Borh astronauts seemed to get the home stretch feeling They sounded alert and cheerful Cooper whose sleepy drawl has punctuated Conrads tenor chat ter took careful note of the or bits as Gemini 5 drifted past the 100orbit mark The capsule communicator on million mile am CDT At am EST the space craft completed its 105th orbit Barring further troubles the astronauts will fire their brak ing rockets at am EST Sunday and splash down in the Atlantic Ocean northwest of San Salvador 27 minutes later Flight officials kept a sharp eye on the consumable supplies such as fuel for the maneuver ing jets and on the lifetime of the powerproducing fuel cells Through the night they collect ed readings on these critical elements from the astronauts and the comput ed the chances of completing the the tracking ship Rose Knot Victor off the Peruvian coast radioed The wild tumbling two turns a minute at times that the Gemini 5 performed Friday diminished as the flight contin ued In theearlier troubled stages of the flight the astronauts had shown some signs of fatigue forebearance and uncommon GOING DOWN Astronaut Scott Carpenter sits on Sealab 2 just before the underwaterliving capsule went beneath the surface off La Iholotax Jolla Calif Capsule was placed on bottom at depth of 205 feet in prep aration for 45day experiment full 121 orbit flight When the goahead came there was gay repartee between the astronauts and Gemini Con patience in dealing with the pos sibility their world record flight might be terminated early flight doctors said Sometimes it is more taxing to do simple things in cramped quarters than to do greater ex ertion in lots of room said Dr Duane Catterson Their com ments indicate this has not been a piece of cake Asked if the astronauts sound ed bored officials said no They sound like theyre pretty busy and enjoying what theyre doing But they have stood it well At least 50 Viet i killed in fighting SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Vietnamese ground latory messages Johnson on his received birthday by he neral homes at nearby Sulphur seemed particularly pleased by a Happy Birthday phone call from former President Dwight D Eisenhower and a card from H H Cheeley of luka 111 whose birthday also is Aug 27 Dear sir wrote Cheeley Your birthday is the same as mine I am 102 years old Johnson sent a telegram to Cheeley in which he said Many happy returns on your birthday I am happy to share the day with you and am heart ened by your warm expres sions Health and happiness to you until our next birthday went to hospitals at Lake Charles Sulphur Orange and Beaumont The truck driver identified as Henry C Gregory 35 a Negro of Houston was also killed His truck was owned by Al Woods Limited of Houston forces have killed at least 50 Viet Cong in heavy fighting in the Mekong Delta a US mili tary spokesman said Saturday The spokesman described the Vietnamese drive as a multi Dattalion operation He said the fighting took place Friday and early today about 100 miles southwest of Saigon Government casualties were described as moderate Viet Cong casualties were said to include 50 killed confirmed by body count There were reports the Viet Cong toll might go higher if as sessments of casualties inflicted by air strikes are confirmed Heavy air strikes supported the government troops Orange and The seach and destroy opera The injured tion began at 8 am Friday the spokesman said in the seven canals region about 20 mile west of Can Tho The Vietnamese forces for In another action in the Me cong Delta a government force uffered heavy casualties when a Viet Cong unit attacked an utpost 110 miles from Saigon a US military spokesman said Viet Cong losses were not inown The guerrillas shelled the out post 10 miles north northwest of Ca Mau then withdrew when artillery was called in from Ca Ylau US and Vietnamese war lanes flew nearly 300 sorties against suspected Viet Cong po sitions in South Viet Nam in the 24hour period ending Saturday Slavy pilots from the carrier oral Sea reported 27 Viet Cong were killed but the figure was not confirmed by body count ried by helicopter were said t have made heavy contact im mediately with an unknown number of Viet Cong One US Army helicopter wa downed by what was believed ti have been enemy groundfire the spokesman said Two of th fourman crew were woundet and evacuated Their condition were described as not serious The other two were rescued un harmed The fighting was broken off a 4 am said today the spokesmar US planes made strikes Friday more severa against bridges and military barracks one spokesman said In strikes Saturday in North Viet Nam eight US Air Force 105s supported by two other craft hit the Xom Trung Ha bar racks area about 12 miles north of Vinh in heavy rain Weather conditions prevented an accur ate assessment of damage a ipoicesmati said All planes reportedly returned safely US Air Force B52 jet bomb ers attacked suspected Viet Cong positions in D Zone about 30 miles northeast of Saigon again Friday night military spokesmen reported It was the second raid in as many days on positions in 600 square miles of jungle hideout stretching from north of Saigon to the South China Sea The attack by the Strategic VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 trol Said Gemini Control The white team gives you a great big Go From the astronauts came the words Over the ocean over the blue From Gemini 5 heres thanks to you Flight Director Christopher C Kraft said that weather in the landing area after 121 orbits was that forces would also be standing by in recovery areas after 120 orbits if neces sary Shortly after the spacecraft entered the final day the vent ing hydrogen made the Gemini 5 tumble finally stopped and the spacecraft went into drifting flight steady and true A tropical storm named Betsy born of a weather system the I astronauts have watched in the midAtlantic was not expect ed to be a problem for the splashdown of Gemini 5 There was still the possibility of a shift in landing areas be cause of the storm perhaps even ending the flight an orbit early Flight officials thought this doubtful however Soninlaw of Gov Hughes is arrested DBS MOINES AP 0 ne man was shot and two others including a soninlaw of Gov Harold Hughes were arrested after a highspeed chase by po lice Friday night Shot in the neck was Anthony Brugioni 25 of DCS Moines He was hospitalized in fair condi tion Held in city jail were Dennis Richard Jerry Otto 23 of Des tfoines a soninlaw of Gov larold Hughes and 3can Meyer 20 also Moines Isnt destitute Silver goes off to pasture DETROIT AP Silver the Lone Rangers great white stal lion with the thundering hooves and the speed of light is not destitute nor is his owner and the big horse is scheduled to live out his days happily Silver 27 years old will be put out to pasture at the Oxford Mich farm of Mrs Brace Becmer whose husband por trayed the Lone Ranger on the airwaves for many years She recently offered the son of Silver 14 years old to the petroit Childrens Zoo She said her late husband wanted chil dren to enjoy the famous steed and Silver Junior But the zoo at first rejected Silver Junior claiming that stallions can endanger little children and began to consid er him for the other City of De troit jobs like pounding a beat in the police mounted di vision Despite his family heritage of crookcatching ability Silver Junior was also turned down by the police When Mrs Bcemer heard about the job hunt she imme diately withdrew her offer and took Silver Junior back to Ox ford and his father where she said Thursday they would stay Mrs Beemer complained some people had misinterpreted her offer and thought she was finan cially unable to care for the two horses People all over America have offered to take the pair and give them a good home she said fts terribly embarrassing said Mrs Bcemer The only reason I offered the son of Sil ver was because I thought it would be pleasant for children to see him Carloads of people are always stopping by the pas ture fence and looking for Sil ver Meanwhile Detroit decided it really did want Silvers son for the Childrens Zoo Mrs Bcemer said if she gives the horse to anyone it will be to the City of Detroit City offi cials now say they want Silver Junior Johnny of DCS No charge was filed immedi ately Patrolman Larry Slougard said he began following a car in which the three men were rid ng after he saw it move away rom the owa Road Builders Co here where he had noticed a door open Stougard called for help as the car hurried through various Twinkle twinkle Gemini 5 HOUSTON AP a pass over Houston the wives of both astronauts went out in the dawn light to see the spacecraft pass overhead catching the light of the sun against the black sky Conrads wife Jane gave a poem to Gemini Control to re lay to the spacecraft and her husband It went this way Twinkle twinkle Gemini 5 How 1 want you back alive Up above the world so high I saw you today as you went by Twinkle twinkle Gemini 5 Tomorrow you take a great big dive their physical and mental condi tion excellent by earthbased medical measure Now the ear ly anxiousness about the future of their flight was becoming exhilaration and excitement over the homecoming Music songs ike Blue Gardenia and Remember Me and Fly Me to the Moon began beaming spaceward from tracking network stations and Gemini control to break up he long astronaut day Stand by for an important transmission said flight director Christopher C Kraft at Gemini control in Houston Then through the hundreds of miles that separated them from their home base in Texas came the choral rendition The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You Gemini 5 ataglance HV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Force Lt Col L Gordon Cooper Jr 38 and Navy Lt Cmdr Charles Conrad Jr 35 reported by flight sur geon Dr Charles Berry in very good condition Problems The spacecraft continued in drifting powered down flight to conserve on fuel and had to be damped occasion ally as it tumbled in an cnd overend corkscrewlike man ner due to venting of hydrogen in the fuel cells go signal for the full night of 192 hours 28 minutes was received from Gemini control Saturday morn ing The decision placed the Atlantic splashdown at am Sunday 200 miles northeast of San Salvador Mrs America sure to be a good cook SAN DIEGO Calif The judges pick Mrs America of 1965 Saturday night And shell be a good cook you can Zinging toward the ocean blue And I send my love to you Conrad replied brightly Tell her I think that was really great streets toward the northeast edge of DCS Moines At one point Stougard said the car rammed a city police car and slightly injured its driv er Patrolman David Noel Near the Polk County Home police said a tire appeared to be going flat on the fleeing car and the three men jumped from it They said Stougard and Po lice Sgt Walter Armstrong each shot once at the two who tried to run away They said Otto the driver stayed with the car Nei ther Otto nor Meyer was hit Inside The Globe Church news 45 Society news I Business news Editorials 8 Sport news f1C 11 depend oa that The judges couldnt make up their minds Friday which of the 51 contestants cooked the best company dinner So they se ected three housewives the irst such tie in the competi tions 27year history It was a tossup between baked chicken breasts prepared by Mrs Donna Colburn of Wichita Falls Tex an Hawaiian orient al dinner cooked by Mrs Ra mona Young of Honolulu and chicken brests in sour cream created by Mrs Shirley Peter son of Billings Mont Mrs Carolyn Sauerwein of Mason City news 1213 Latest markets Clear Lake news 12 U Classified pages H17 North Iowa news II Clarksburg W Va won the es say contest First runnerup was Mrs Cornelia Sias of Nashua NH and second runnerup was Mrs Marilyn Alexander of Ames Iowa ;