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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1966, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors 10c a Section One MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY M 19U Associated Full Lease Wires VOL 1M U Apollo is successful 1st launch attempt fails Liftoff on second try CAPE KENNEDY Fla The first unmanned Apollo moonship successfully rocketed over a blistering 5300mile bal listic course Saturday and para chuted to a landing in the South Atlantic ocean Recovery craft raced to retrieve t The mission control center re ported that the craft plunged into the sea near Ascension Is land only about 35 miles west of themain recovery ship the aircraft carrier Boxor Helicopters with f i o g m e n aboard were dispatched to the landing area A Saturn IB most powerful rocket ever built by the United States thundered away from Cape Kennedy at am CST and scored a resounding success on the maiden flight of a booster which will play a key role in Americas manned lunar landing plans The launching was the first of a long series of Apollo shots aimed at landing American as tronauts on the moon in this dec ade If there are no major prob lems the historic adventure could be achieved on the 12th launching early in 1968 The huge Saturn IB 22 sto ries tall and weighing 650 tons on liftoff blazed away from Cape Kennedy at am CST on the tremendous 16 million pounds of thrust generat ed by its first stage powerplant a massive cluster of eight en gines A tail of flame the length of a football field fanned out be hind the rocket as it climbed up ward tilting over on a south east heading The rocket was launched aft er the shot at one time was postponed Saturday because of problems associated with pres surizing the first stage fuel tanks The postponement announce ment was made by NASA at am Ten minutes later as newsmen were about toleave the Cape Kennedy press site the control center announced that a further look at data showed that the trouble had been corrected Earlier at am the count was halted just four sec onds before liftoff when an elec tronic trouble sensing device noted the low pressure and au tomatically ordered a stop The countdown was recycled to 15 minutes and held there while technicians adjusted a pressure regulator in ground support equipment The launching was the first for the Saturn IB which may be the most powerful rocket ever launched However Soviet secrecy on the size of their rockets prevents comparison Saturn IB is forerunner of the Saturn 5 which will be the moon booster The rocket was to propel the unmanned three seat Apollo ship 310 miles into space and then drive it back through the earths atmosphere at more than 18000 miles an hour to de termine how well it survives jolting forces and searing heat The control center reported about three minutes after launching that the second stage engine had ignited as planned an altitude of about 40 miles Minutes later the center an nounced the second stage cut off as intended and that the spacecraft had separated and its systems were working On the downward plunge a spacecraft motor was to ignite twice in the first flight test of a propulsion unit thai will steer Apollo astronauts to the moon and bring them home Nearly 40 minutes after launching the 11000pound cab in section of the craft was to parachute to a landing in the south Atlantic Ocean 5300 miles southeast of Cape Kennedy near Ascension Island A recovery fleet of ships and planes headed by the aircraft carrier Boser was stationed in the area to retrieve the cone shaped cabin Photofax KEEPING WARM Lucky a kitten of un determined origin has found that friendship pays on cold winter mornings She simply crawls under her shaggy friend Lucy a female Pekingese Ter rier The practical friendship between traditional foes has blossomed at the SPCA animal shelter in Sacramento California No foundation Power limit is difficult U S rejects Red charge MOSCOW AP The USiactive contamination also from By HOLLIE WEST NEW YORK Pres ident Hubert H Humphrey says that use of Americas almost unlimited military power in a measured limited degree is the most difficult act of self discipline this nation has had to face The lover the countrys role in Viet Ncm Dr John C Bennett president of Union Theological Seminary and editor of Christianity and Crisis said the journals next issue will contain a rare joint Embassy announced Saturday it has rejected as without any foundation Soviet charges of American violations of the p a r t i al nuclear test ban treaty The Soviet charges grew out of the crash in Spain last month of an American bomber carry ing nuclear weapons The American Embassy also rejected a Soviet demand that the United States end flights over foreign territories by bombers carrying nuclear weapons The embassy said these flights were made neces sary by the Soviet nuclear threat to Western security Davis E Eoster counselor for political affairs delivered the embassy reply Friday to the So viet foreign ministry The Rus sians accepted the reply but not its contents The Soviet charges were con tained in a Feb 16 memoran dum to US Ambassador Foy D Kohler from Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko vice president made this editorial questioning the sup positions of American policy in the hydrogen bomb lying at the bottom of the Mediterranean The American reply termed this sheer propaganda saying It said that as a crash in Spain of result of the a US B52 bomber four hydrogen bombs each of which surpassed in pow er hundreds of times over the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki fell on the tory of Spain and the coastal waters of the Mediterranean At least in one of these bombs the detonator blew up and radioactive substances were released There is risk of radio The government of the Unit ed States rejects the allegations made by the Soviet government ir its aide memoire of Feb 16 1966 The government of the USSR must be aware or could easily have that no nuclear weapon test no nuclear explosion of any kind and no radioactive pollution of the sea were involved in the un fortunate accident over the coast of Spain Bootlegging charge filed against two Two Mason City men were bound over to the June term of Cerro Gordo County District Court after they waived pre liminary hearings Friday in Justice Frederick Shaffers statement Friday night at a din ner marking the 25th anniver sary of the journal Christianity and Crisis The 525 persons attending lis tened in silence giving Hum phrey ovations before and after his address Humphrey said he made known Americas commitment to the triumph of selfgovern ment during his recent ninena tion tour of Southeast Asia I have come away from Asia and the Pacific convinced that the spiritual and material re sources of America are essen tial ingredients in winning this struggle he said We seek no conquest he added We seek to impose no conditions upon others Hum phrey said President Johnson and the American people are determined to pursue the course of halting Communist aggres sion Hans J Morgenthau political science professor at the Univer sity of Chicago and a critic of American policy in Viet Nam said he could notremember any controversy in American history as profound as the current one Viet Nam The magazine has advocated a negotiated end to the fighting there About 50 pickets greeted the vice president as he left the Riv erside Church where the dinner was held Some carried signs that read court on charges of bootlegging They are John Louis Martinez 27 604 S President and Guade lope D Floras 21 828 S Har rison They were charged with boot legging as the result of an inci a county road south of City late Thursday Record budget is recommended NASHVILLE Tenn AP The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention has recommended a record million budget for 1967 The budget must be approved by the Baptists at their conven tion in May at Detroit Mich Iowa Colorado and Missouri also have been invited to of bonds Inside dent on Mason night Susan E Richey 18 Rock well was fined and costs in Shaffers court Friday oh a charge of illegal possession of beer stemming from the same incident Two other juveniles have been turned over to juven ile authorities The five were apprehended by a Cerro Gordo County deputy sheriff The deputy said they were drinking beer in a parked car on a county road Both Martinez and Vlores are being held in the county jail in The Globe Editorials Newman Surveyor 5 Church news 47 Society news 8 Sports news 910 Clear Lake news 11 Mason City news 1213 Comics 14 Business news 15 Classified pages 1617 North Iowa news 13 Discuss regional television network LINCOLN Neb AP An educational television network that would link the states of Ne braska Kansas South Dakota and Wyoming is being discussed by those states Marines fight off Cong attack SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US Marines fought off a determined Viet Cong attack near Chu Lai Saturday and US artillery duelled with enemy mortar fire as the Communists continued to step up their offen sive Saturdays attack by about 100 Red troops on a 50man Marine unit marked the second time in two days that the Viet Cong struck at US emplacements A force of 160 Leathernecks hurled back a Viet Cong attack Friday night at Phu Bai killing three Communists spokesmen said Marine losses were report ed light Saturdays target for the Viet Cong was Phu Loi an artillery base area 15 miles north of Sai gon US spokesmen said the fteds fired 16 mortar rounds 3ut casualties were light The Viet Cong were also ac ive in the northern part of the Mekong Delta attacking a gov ernment outpost Friday 60 miles southwest of Saigon A spokes man said the 60man defense force suffered heavy casualties For the fourth straight day air attacks over North Viet Nam were hampered by poor weather An Air Force spokes man said all the bombing Fri day was by radar Air Force pilots flying F105 Thunderchief jets smashed at an ammunition depot and stor Flowers for Mrs Hughes Gov Harold Hughes of Iowa stands by as his wife receives flowers from a kimonoclad anese girl on arriving at Tokyo airport Saturday Photofax Gov Hughes heads an Iowa trade mission on a tour of the Far East Open Ghana prisons age area five miles from the city of Vinh Other Air Force targets included the Vinh Loc bridge and highway complex ACCRA Rela tives cheered as Ghanas new military leaders released 450 political prisoners from Kwame Nkrumahs jails Thousands crowded around the massive Ussher Fort and other jails Friday to greet those coming out with kisses and tears Many of the detainees were feeble and ill after years in prison Even as special police loyal to Nkrumah put up a lastditch stand at Accras radio station Lt Gen JA Ankrah chief of the new National Liberation Conucil appointed a sevenman group of experts to get Ghanas economy moving again The group included officials whose carefully laid economic plans the new regime said had been distorted or ignored by Nkrumah Among them were Albert Adomakoh head of the Sen Long may be alone at debate WASHINGTON The Senate meets today for a special Saturday session of the great Viet Nam debate with no de baters in sight Acting Democratic Leader Russell B Long said he sent wires to all senators includ ing himself pleading If you have a speech to make como make your speech But Sen Wayne Morse D Ore who had just finished one fourhour address attacking ad ministration Viet Nam policy and planned another for Mon day said he knew of no one who planned to speak today If no one shows up Ill be here promised Long and if the spirit moves me I may make a speech The Louisiana Democrat is a strong supporter of President Johnsons policies Johnson holds a news confer ence in his office today with Viet Nam to be principal sub ject of discussion Vice President Hubert H Humphrey all but sent his re grets Friday in response to an invitation from Chairman J W Fulbright to discuss his Asian trip and foreign aid commit ments with the Foreign Rela tions Committee With its wellpublicized tele vised heatings F u 1 brights group has been at the center of the debate criticizing Johnsons Asian policy When the vice president was asked about Fulhrights invita tion to appear at a closed hear ing he remarked I suggest congressmen should be looking for new issues and new copy and not be having replays He observed that he had al ready briefed the members of the committee along with others at the White House session the day after his return from Asia and all in all had met with almost every member of Con gress who is in the city and I do not really see in all sincer ity the necessity for further talks He also said he was working up a report on the trip for the President which would be made public Fulbright said some members of the committee wanted to hear from Humphrey as well as Sec retary of Denfcnse Robert S McNamara before acting on the additional Viet Nam foreign aid requests of the administration Bank of Ghana R S Ame jashie and BK Mensah The alter two were educated in the United States A number of special police were reported killed during the jattle at Broadcast House which informants said erupted during a visit there by Col E K Kotoka Kotoka is believed to lave led the revolt that over threw Nkrumah Thursday while the ousted leader was on a visit to Peking Otherwise the country was calm but army and police pressed their hunt for officials of Nkrumahs Convention Peo ples party which was outlawed after the coup The Ghanaian Times former ly a special organ of the Con vention Peoples party quickly fell into line with the coup Where are the Hitlers and Mussolinis of yesterday who used the name of the people to try to build huge empires for themselves and their families the newspaper said in an edito rial The army raided the Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute 40 miles outside Accra Friday and arrested the faculty The students had fled In Washington the State De partment said the new military government had approached the American ambassador in Accra on the question of recognition Press officer Robert J Me Closkey said it is too early to speak about recognition and it is too early to say whether the military coup can be regarded as successfully concluded A dispatch from Peking by SAME Black Truffle Deilh In Fait 21 the Soviet news agency Tass saidNkrumah declared I am returning to Ghana soon He ordered any of the armed forces engaged in the uprising to re turn to their barracks But a dispatch from Cairo said it was considered likely the fallen president would go there to join his wife and children His Egyptianborn wife Fa thia Halem Nkrumah 35 ar rived in Cairo Friday Lived in fear Soviet defector takes own life NEW YORK he de fected from the Soviet Union in World War II Victor A Krav chenko lived in fear of assassi nation by Soviet agents His vigil by the window of his apartment caused his neighbors to joke that Peter Martin as he was known must be a Rus sian spy He died by his own hand Fri day police said in a sense a victim of the cold war Kravchcnko 61 author of the I Chose Freedom left a rambling note indicating despondency A friend Robert St Clair said Kravchcnko had been de pressed about the American governments failure to take his advice on how to improve US Sovict relations the war in Viet Nam and his own financial problems Kravchcnko was a captain in the Soviet army assigned to a Soviet purchasing mission in Washington when he defected in 1944 He said in his autobiogra phy and in testimony before a congressional committee that all Russians abroad are re quired to act as spies He shot himself in the right temple with a 38calibcr pistol he kept to protect himself St Clair discovered the wounded Kravchenko in his apartment on East 69th Street Friday morning and rushed him to the Lenox Hill Hospital where he died Kravchenkos biography and disclosures to congressional in vestigators created an interna tional furor When a French Communist weekly attacked the book Kravchenko sued for libel in a celebrated trial The trial which he won became the basis for another book I Chose Jus lice He became a US citizen in 1950 by a special act of Con gress Set area college election Pick directors on April 19 Directors for the newly created North Iowa area community college will be chosen in a special election April 19 The election date was set Friday by M C Martin super intendent of Cerro Gordo Coun ty schools Permission to call and conduct the special election to choose the members of the initial governing board of the area school was given earlier this week bythe Iowa State Board of Public Instruction The area involved in the North Iowa area school is Cerro Gordo Floyd Franklin Hancock Mitchell Winnebago and Worth counties and parts of Butler and Wright A director will be elected from each of the nine director districts estab 1 i s h e d along school district boundaries by the areas county superintendents Martin said nomination pa pers may be obtained from the offices of the nine county super intendents involved in the area school Nomination pipers must con tain the signatures of 50 eligible voters from the district in which the director intends to file The papers must be filed in Martins office not earlier than 45 days nor later than 20 days before the April 19 election That means that candidates may begin filing March 5 All nomination papers must be in Martins office by March 29 Set dates on testing for draft DES MOINES 35 000 Iowa youths are expected to take voluntary Selective Service tests this spring The estimation was mada Friday by Col Glenn R Bowles Iowa director of Selective Service The tests are designed to help local draft boards decide on granting deferments so youths can attend college The tests will be given throughout the nation on May 14 May 21 and June 3 High school seniors gradual ing this year and college stu dents desiring to take the test must mail applications post marked not later than April 23 to the Science Research Asso ciates of Chicago A Selective Service spokes man said about one million draft registrants are expected to take the test which is en tirely optional for those who wish to have this type of cri teria available for consideration by their local draft boards in determining student deferments North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly fair Saturday with a high in Increasing cloudiness with mow Sunday ;