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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that mokes all North lowons neighbors HOMI EDITION 10c km MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 11 1H5 AiMiclated Prcsi Full Wires VOL No Ut Atlantic Oceon UtMUDA Gemini 7 home safe Borman and sef time distance records X marks the spot Cross locates area about 565 miles southwest of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean where Gemini 7 splashed down Saturday morning Ideal weather prevailed in the area By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Anrospace Writer SPACE CENTER Houston Tex AP Blackened by the fire of reentry the Gemini 7 space ship rode a parachute to a landing in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday bringing astronauts Frank Borman and James Lov ell home safely from mans greatest adventure in space Weary and heavily bearded after 14 long days of the weight less ordeal they guided their tiny craft to a splashdown at am CST 11 to 17miles from the prime recovery vessel the aircraft carrier Wasp The meteoric dive back to earth ended the most exciting and the most significant space voyage ever flown by man Borman and Lovell had trav eled far longer than any other hours 35 min utes flown the most miles 5129400 and had given the United States a long lead over Russia in manyother phases of the race between the nations to be first on thi moon And with a skillful assist from the Gemini 6 pilots Waller Schirra and Thomas Stafford they had achieved the first true rendezvous of orbiting space historic feat recorded graphically on color film The exhausted spacemen asked for a helicopter pickup electing not to wait for the ar rival of the Wasp They climbed through the hatches into life rafts and gave the pilots of the rescue planes overhead thumbs up signals telling them every thing was okay A horsecollar was lowered from a helicopter and each as tronaut was hauled up and flown to the Wasp where excited sail ors lined the rails waiting for a glimpse of them They were de posited on the deck of the car rier at am 32 minutes aft er splashdown A bit wobbly but sporting huge grins Borman and Lovell walked to the strains of An chors Aweigh the wild cheers of the Wasps the sick bay for their first checkup Wait until we sleep Bor man said as he was led to the sick bay But the plea fell on deaf cars of the doctor waiting to check on the effects of their long stay in the environment of space Their second choice was for hot showers Were awful dirty Borman said but its good honest dirt Ben James NASA public af fairs officer said the doctors fell the astronauts came through mentally alert and in excellent physical shape After five hours of light sleep Borman and Lovell awoke short ly after midnight and stowed away the loose gear and the last of the debris collected dur ing the long days of life in the tiny space ship Are you ready to come home Mission Control asked Ready cried B o r m a n Ready Righto chimed in Lovell Right on the button at am Borman fired a blast from his retrorockets The jolt of the four jet rockets slowed the 17500mileanhour speed of the space ship by about 300 miles Falling into the grip of the U S to back oil embargo By ENDRE MARTON WASHINGTON Prime Minister Har old Wilson left Washington Saturday after winning US support for an oil embargo against Rhodesia On Viet Nam the other main topic of his two days of talks with President Johnson Wilson told a news conference Friday night that his country has re ceived no positive response in efforts to bring peace but thatBritain will vig orously pursue every possi bility leading to the confer ence table He spoke just a few hours aft er US disclosure of peace feel ers from President Ho Chi Minh of North VietNam oh a day that also saw Hanoi reject the latest British proposal for a Viet Nam peace conference 750 500 250 CHEER FUND COAL Previously reported From friends 4 Queen Rebckah Lftdfe Kirk met Kent iOO The C J Johnsons Ii00 The Fred In Memory of Tommy Pilot Club of Mason City 4150 Iowa Stale Policemens Assn Unit 18 Mason City 1HOO Anonymous St Joseph Mercy Nurses Alumni Association ftflti Mason City School Food Service Association tfOfl Leanne Laura Lee Lynelte and Wade 150 N E Prayer Fint Methodist Chnreh Liberty Belles 4H Club Bath Women 390 Junior Girl Scout Troop 2HS Sheffield In Memory of Pearl Hicks numbers and Slemnttltiert Local 40T Meservey friend lOtt First National Bank Employes Anonymous Marshall and Swift R R Reynolds M E J SH nen I Pack ii Madison School St Johns Episcopal Church Rectors Discretionary Fund The Rev and Mrs Franklin Klohn THE DAYS TOTAI TOTAL TO DATE STIM NEEDED liKMM LEFT ONLY S Cheer Fund needs your now The British ban against ship ment of oil into Rhodesia cant be matched by the United States but a State Department spokesman said We fully recognize the au thority of Her Majestys ment in this matter and there fore are advising all US cit izens and enterprises to com ply He said American oil compa txwon njes jad promised cooperation Rhodesia receives most of its oil through a Persian Gulf con sortium of American British French and Kuwait oil firms Wilson said he was confident the embargo would restore what he called constitutional rule in Rhodesia and added The ear lier it happens the less bitter ness there will be and less dan ger of setting Africa in flames Rhodesias white government has declared unilateral inde pendence from Britain The country has about 225000 whites and 4 million Negroes Wilson said one of the chief reasons for his visit with John son was to explain the decision Britain faces in cutting its de fense obligations east of Suez Now that his government has identifird all options and choices it must face it was appropriate to discuss the prob lem with Johnson because of vital American interests in keeping the peace in the area Wilson said A question which Wilson dis cussed at his naws conference with utmost caution was the problem of nuclear sharing in the Atlantic alliance This will be the central issue next week when Ludwig Er hard the German chancellor calls on Johnson Erhard is ex pected to seek authority over some nuclear weapons Safe on the Carrier Wasp This is how astronauts James Lovell left and Frank Borman right appeared on NBC tele vision monitor screen on their arrival this morn ing aboard the Carrier Wasp The astronauts were PhnUifax brought aboard the carrier in the Atlantic by heli copter after bringing their Gemini 7 spacecraft back to earth after space flight I 241M 11161IK importance of old friends to the Christmas C h e e r Fund is underlined todays list of donors Their con tinued generosity helped swell the giving to and fund just a whisker from the halfway point to the The Pilot Club and First Na tional Bank employes always have been ardent boosters of the Cheer Fund The hat was passed at their recent meeting and Christmas party resulting it nearly for the benefit of Mason Citys needy But Hore wore mohy other valued too Troop 282 J u n i o r Girl CHfCR PlooM Turn H 2 For U S troops Curfew in Saigon Whatever the outcome Wilson said it cannot include a finger on the nuclear trigger meaning that the United States and Britain would retain their veto on the use of nuclear weap ons Inside The Globe Church news 45 Mason City 47 Latest Markets 7 Society news I1 Sports news fll Newman Surveyor 11 1J Comics 13 Clouifiod petes 1415 Weather outlook Mostly cloudy Saturday with htojHt in Ihe Lows Sotwr doy niflht U to 15 By THOMAS A REEDY SAIGON South Viet Nam AP a move to safeguard American troops from recurring terrorist attacks the US mili tary command in SouthViet Nam today ordered a duskto dawn curfew on all American servicemen in Saigon The move was clearly aimed to minimize the effects of any terrorist acts the Viet Cong may be planning on the fifth anniver sary of their movement on Mon day or during the Christmas holidays The curfew which into effect at midnight tonight was ordered for an indefinite period But there were indications it will be reviewed after the Christmas holidays In other developments moun tain tribesmen in South Vie1 SAM Vams central heir political highland sent dissatisfaction lions thai are manned by mountain tribesmen joiling over into violence Fri lay night and today and some Joodshed resulted Reports of developments were still sketchy but it was learned hat the Montagnards fought jovernment troops in Phu Bon rovince where a district chief was reported killed It was believed the govern ment troops suffered numerous casualties and the dissident ribesmenwere reported in con rol of Phu Tien the district lapital at least up lo midday today Negotiations were going on with government authorities but their outcome if any was not immediately known The other provinces involved were Quang Due Darlac and Pleiku At Gia Nghia in Quang Due Province two battalions of gov ernment troops moved in and the Montagnards who had stormed into the provincial cap ital 100 miles north of Saigon gave up and agreed to negoti ate There was evenlest lion on the situation in other but reports said there was tome question about the status of several civil irregular defense group camps installa These camps were said lo in clude Pleorong and Plci Djreng in Pieiku Province American officials there and in other areas declined all comment on the situation They said it was strictly a Vietnamese affair Trouble also was known to have occurred at the Special Forces camp at Lac Thin in Darlac Province the There normally arc US Spc cial Forces advisory teams a signed to these camps and it assumed there were American in Ihem when Ihe trouble brok out The first sketchy report however gave no indication Americans being caught in th violence VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 N Viet deny peace feeler TOKYO North Vi tnamese Information Ministry ssued a statement Saturday enning Washington reports of peace fceelr pure fabrica ons without any basis The ministry in a broadcast n French heard vas authorized tatement The State Department Washington said Friday here said it to make the the United States had asked North Viet Nam to clarify condition ofa peace feeler by Presiden 16 Chi Mihh for negotiationsE end the fighting in Viet Nam Await word from Amish on donations HAZLETON AP An attor ney representing members oi he Amish community in their school controversy planned to meet with them here Saturday o see if they will accept an anonymous donors payment o heir fines totaling W W Sindlinger Cedar Falls attorney said the Amish held a meeting Friday night to discuss he matter and he was awaiting heir decision A customer of the Capital City Slate Bank in DCS Moines issuec cashier checks lo pay fines owec by nine Amish fathers for fail ire lo have their children in a school taught by stalecerlificc teachers The checks as yet uncashed are with the clerk of the Buchan an County District Court Sind inger said he could endorse lh checks for the Amish but no without their consent The donors payment was in tended to stop the sale of some Amish property attached by th court The sale was set for nex Tuesday Five additional Amish father also have refused to pay fine they owe Sheriff Fred Beicr is sued notices Friday that thcj altached properly will he sole Jan 11 The feeler was reported to lave been made by Presiden lo Chi Minh of North Viet Nam o Italians Nov 11 and passct on to Washington by Foreign Minister Amintore Fanfani o taly president of the Unite Nations General Assembly Here in unofficial translation is what the Hanoi statemen earths gravity it began the meteoric 10000 mile dive lo earth across the Pacific Mexi co Southern Texas the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Sixty miles high over Texas hiring the hottest part of the fiery reentry the spaceship was enveloped by an electrified cur tain and entered a fourminute blackout period When they came through it Borman reported he was flying a true course toward the recov ery task force of five ships and 21 aircraft waiting to pluck them from the ocean 565 miles south west of Bermuda in the Atlan tic A Navy plane sighted the pacecraft bobbing under Us gi nt parachute tracked it down 3 the water and got first word rom the astronauts that they rcrc all right The near perfect ight had been climaxed with a anding at precisely the planned moment It was not determined imme iatcly whether Borman and who had mpde a bet vith Schirra and Stafford that fieir landing would be closer to he mark won the bet The emini 6 pilots missed by 134 Yesterday Dec 17 1965 th American Department of Stal published reports based upon th contents of a message by th Italian Minister of Foreign A fairs Amintore Fanfani pres dent of the General Assembly o the United Nations to Presiden of the US Lyndon Johnson con corning a socalled sounding o henegotiations on the part o he Democratic Republic o North Viet Nam The Vietnam Agency of In formation is authorized to de clare that the reports spread b he American Department o State are pure fabrications without Nashua man dies in wreck at Plainfield NASHUA An elderly Na hua man was dead and anothe was believed in serious con dition at a hospital Saturda as the result of a carfreigh train collision at Plainfield Carl Arnold Krugcr 80 wa killed and the driver Georg Ficnc 82 was injured Frida afternoon when the 1966 car i which they were riding was de molished by an Illinois Centr train Both men were of Nashua Ficne was taken to University Hospitals in Iowa City He suf fered a brain concussion head lacerations and a fractured col larbone No relief roles in Ohio County WOOSTER Ohio AP Wayne County will not partici pate in a proposed threecounty federal antipoverty program The reason County commis sioners say that for the first time in 15 years no one is on the county relief roles miles Edward H White II the Gem ni 4 pilot who walked in space expressed his confidence in Bor man and Lovell early in the day I sent a message out lo the skipper of the carrier he told them asking him to move off just a bit to the left of the spot so you wouldnt put him in jeopardy In the final hour before retro rocket fire the astronauts were serenaded from earth with the smooth rhythm of the songs Going Back to Houston and Ill Be Home for Christmas Roger they said The gifts of the bearded men were every space flight record n the the assurance he Apollo spacemen to follow hem may go on to the moon without fear of the mental and physical stresses of life in space They endured the weird en vironment long enough to have made two voyages to the moon a full day on the unar surface each trip and hey came through with no known ill effects Certainly said flight direc tor Christopher C Kraft It ap pears now that it can be done Eisenhower will be home on Christmas WASHINGTON AP For mer President Dwight D Eisen hower will be home for Christ mas He leaves Walter Reed Army Medical Center Saturday to drive to his Gettysburg Pa farm The 75yearold fivestar gen eral suffered a heart attack Nov 9 while vacationing in Au gusta Ga He was hospitalized first at nearby Ft Gordon Army Hospital then transferred to Walter Reed Nov 23 The hospital announced his planned departure Friday but gave no report on his condition Doctors stopped pulling out medical bullelins several weeks igo after reporting he was mak ing normal progress The smash was on for jet set NEW ORLEANS La AP A herd of Dallas debutantes accompanied by escorts chap erons and the lovely glow of money splashed through the raindrenched French Quarter early Saturday after flying in by chartered jet for a Bourbon Street bash Toddie Lee Wynne Texas mil lionaire gave the party for his pretty blonde niece Wynne Chilton of Dallas The 40 couples and chap crones made a fast tour of French Quarter night spots From the moment Miss Chilton walked through an airport ter minal and a Dixieland band was playing the pace was set Brushing back tears of cxcite mcnl Miss Chillon hugged her rich uncle and Ihe smash was on The Eureka Marching Band belted out When the Saints Go Marching In Revelers fell in line behind the strutting grand marshal and trooped gaily through the airport lobby Travelers in the busy termi nal looked in weary disbelief H was about pm Traveling by chartered bus the Texans attacked They were more than welcome Steady rain had turned normally crowded Bourbon Street into a sad stretch of empty jazz rooms and strip joints The strippers in Gstring and a few spangles bounced along Ihe runways as advertised but with no one to watch except bored bartenders The Texans peeped in but continued on At the Famous Door a jazz spot the band was ready with The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You Various masters of ceremony along the strip were armed with Texas jokes but also stood ready to win applause with Tex as and Texas fight songs Misr Chilton was accom panied by James Colcman Jr of New Orleans Relatives of Miss Chilton planned the party which includ ed splitting the merrymakers into groups to insure quick transportation Aides to Wynne said he is picking up the tab but no one would estimate how much it cost The steady chill rain damp ened a lot of hairdos before chaperones started getting all hands together for the trip back to the airport But aflcr awhile nobody seemed to mind much Wynne Chiltons planeload of damp and somewhat bedraggled buddies thundered of on Iho flight backhome at about am A ;