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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1965, Mason City, Iowa A go guy VIRGIL GRISSOM HAROLD WILLIAMS CAPE AP a boy first saw an airplane he knew where he was going up among the stars in a flying But never in his wildest boy hood astronaut and Air Force Virgil Grissom couldnt match the real life ad venture he faces Now the 38yearold astro naut Grissom will be 39 April 3 is the of schoolboys who look to the heavens and as Grissom once 1 want to travel among the It helps il you get As in mathematics but it also means swerving from your goal no matter what the Grissom was turned away from a fighter pilots career during World War Go home and grow he was told when he tried to enlist at A year he was but instead of handling the controls of an prissom punched a typewriter at Boca for the Army Air On his first he returned to and married his high Betty After he was he worked his way through Purdue University cooking hamburgers GRISSOM Please Turn to 2 John Like boy herb i JOHN YOUNG By HAROLD WILLIAMS CAPE AP Astronaut John Young is a inlcnse young man who cant gel where he is going fast Attempting to reach his which is always one achieve ment the 34yearold Navy lieutenant commander holds the world record for get ting an airplane into the air the to heights of both and He has said he will be ready for another Gemini flight as soon as he hits the water on the first manned Gemini He is copilot to Air Force Virgil Young looks like Hollywoods idea of the homespun boy hero who comes to the big city for a show biz His unruly hair sticks up in For personal ap pearances on television and newsphoto likely as will turn up vritk days growth of If he doesnt care how the opposite is true about how he does his He has a intelligent mind wry sense of which turns up in unexpected Asked if he had any qualmj about making the flight with who makes sure you YOUNG Turn to J The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbor s Home Edition MASON MARCH 1965 10c Paper Consists of Two One Associated Press Full Lease Wires 37 11 John up Gemini scores big space first Is steered in and out of orbit The kids cheer for their pops younjj sons of astronauts Virgil Irissoin and John Young counted the last five seconds of countdown Tuesday as they and their mothers watched a near perfect launch for the first manned demini space and counted in unison in the living room of their home in the Tim ber Cove Addition 28 miles southeast of John Young also counted while sitting on an arm of his mothers chair in the living room of their home in he nearby El Lago Jaister sat on the other Six seconds before Barbara Young said Its loo late now for a We have to After the successful launch she hugged John and kissed Sandra on the an admirer of speed driver was very impressed when Paul public affairs officer the Cape redy Control said the Molly Brown space craft was approaching 000 miles an hour onds after 17 sec that is realty Scott Mark was more interested in making himself the family wan dered into the room and Mark sought to use him as a Snm would have no part of Trudy the wife of astro naut LcRoy Gordon Cooper sal on a divan with Frank a public affairs repre sentative from the Manned Spacccrafl training base for and the HO up and left There were no comments launch but Mickey like Brlty Irissom and Mrs Gemini shot almost misses Russian papers MOSCOW AP The Soviet news agency Tass carried a 38word dispatch Tuesday on the launching of the Gemini adding thai it will make three loops arount the about Ihe said both were impressed by the speed of the Molly whose was serving as the spacecraft communicator at the Cape Ken nedy control said it look the spacccrafl only a minute lo reach a height of eight Thai is said whose husband made a suborbital flight in See bow quickly it took him lo get to she told her Speed had no particular in tcrcsl to Sandra She was impressed by Ihe presence of three television sets in Ihe All goes we II for spacemen CAPE Astronauts Virgil Gus Grissom and John Young flew the worlds first maneuverable manned spaceship three times around the earth then splashed safely into the At They missed their landing target by about 58 but an aircraft that saw the spaceship para chute into the sea put three men into the water to attach a flotation collar to the Grissom and Young reported themselves okay and said they would remain in the capsule until the arrival of the aircraft carrier Intrepid speeding toward the area and expected to arrive between and the astronauts were pickedjfirings to simulate action which up by a helicopter for the flight to the The pulsating in which the astronauts flew their space chariot sideways and upside executed the first orbital shifts ever made by a manned space vehicle was an effective re hearsal for longduration and rendezvous flights planned in the twoman Gemini program in the next few might have to be taken as a spacecraft approaches a target satellite on a rendezvous mis In another space the Syncom 2 communications satellite was used to relay in formation from the Molly Brown to the ground tracking network while the spacecraft flew above Indian Ocean on orbit YOUNG BLAST OFF ATOP THE BIG TITAN 2 FROM THEIR PAD IN SPACBVILLE living Is il going lo be on all three channels Sandra NonReds rake gas use in Viet LONDON AP NonCom munists in Europe joined the Communists Tuesday in alUck intf tlie use of nonlcthal gas by and Vietnamese forces in South Viet Nearly f0 Lahorilc members of the British Parliament and three Liberals petitioned Prime Minister Harold Wilson to ex press disapproval of the use of gas and napalm fire bombs against h Communist guerril The petitioners included Phil ip Noel winner of the Nobel Peace and Arthur vice chair man of the Labor partys mem hcrs of the of Some British newspapers con siclcrcd the tactic a propa ganda boon lo the Communists North Iowa Weather outlook Fair and colder with light northerly TuewUy lows lero sooth I below partly coludy mid to upper Rain falls as march diminishes 300 walk in Alabama Diners expressed uncasincs bout In Ihe influential eve ning newspaper Le Monde too ssue with an unidentified jfficcr who said one problem i o accustom the public lo th dea of employing nonlcthal gap The problem is not lo aecu om the public to this idea In o speak up against the use o methods of warfare even mor criticizablc than L Wondq The American now will be badly placed lo d nouncc the forms of warfar aken b1 the campaign of 11 Viet Japanese pro Peking Jomrmmist newspaper Red Flag said the United States has finally used poison gas in a naked show of fn Defense De partment officials said the being used in South Viet Nam is a compound of chemical agents of a type the Army has em ployed for about 40 They said it was a form of tear gas with no relation to dreaded nerve gases and other such in capacitating agents which the United States has developed ant AH Rain lampcncd MO marchers as they tarlcd the third day of their 50 mile civil rights pilgrimage uesclaythrough rural County minus Martin Luther King King lefl Uie pasture campsite Monday night and returned to Sclma for a staff conference Before departing for and n program honoring He planned lo return Wednesday or A light rain fell as the march ers broke camp at 8 Ahead about 25 miles of highway in the righllovotc march begun Sunday at The plan calls Tor thousands lo join Ihe final leg inlo Mont gomery As the column wound from Die pasture where tents were pitched Monday a Betty Jean of Mar She was tak en away in an The Andrew lo told Hie marchers This is Ihe time to drop oul if you have blisters and feel you IN THE pilot Vir L Grissom left and copilot John Young Photofnx slip into place in their the Molly at Cape cant make Taking Kings place at the head of the line were John Lew cochairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Com millce Albert a Negro leader from Marion attorney Charles Rangle of New York George Fowler of the New York Commission on Human Rights and Norman Los An geles of the National Associa tion for the Advancement ol Colored Ranger moon shots will be seen on TV AP Moonbound Ranger 9 is primed lo return historys first live television closcups of the lunar surface just before il crashes scientists said Tues A surprise announcement said all television networks will car ry the pictures perhaps 100 in all to be taken in the 10 min utes before impact at Scientists had seen direct tele vision from previous but this would be the first lime such shots have been made available immediately lo the Ranger 7 relurncd about pictures and Ranger 8 about 000 but films were nol released until hours afler The pictures came in the form of electronic signals which had to be then developed and The new electronic system will enable television networks Editorials The mission control center termed the flight truly his toric and said it demonstrated the extraordinary maneuver ability of the Gemini an Air Force major who became the first man to rocket twice into and a Navy lieuten ant were in the air 4 54 minutes in a flight that covered more than In what was described as a textbook they ex perienced only a few minor technical Grissom reported that the Molly Brownj responded well to his control and he was able to steer it all over Ihe sky with From moment of orbital insertion until the spacecraft was flown manually and did not rely on automatic equipment as did the oneman Mercury a fledgling took over the controls for the first time during the third flying it for some 20 The Molly Brown was named by the astronauts after the mus The Unsinkable Molly an allusion to Gris soms first which sank in the Atlantic Ocean after return from a suborbital While President Johnson and millions more watched on tele the Titan thundered into the skies at Before the first orbit was com the mission control tcr gave the green light for a Syncom which had been iscd as a backup relay during GEMINI Please Turn to Page 2 Society news 56 Sports news 910 Comics Latest markets 11 12 Mason City 1213 Clear Lake news 14 lo rebroadcasl the pictures at the same lime they are being received I The innovation will not affect recording of pictures for analys is by a team of scientists seek ing suitable landing sites for future said a spokesman for Jet Propulsion which is tracking the There had been no previous hint that Ranger 9 had such a Farm Classified pages North Iowa news IS 1617 SAME second goaround and the astro nauts accepted the message wilh Midway through the second they were given the okay for a Midway through the second orbit Grissom conducted space craft maneuvers which will be important to future rendezvous He twisted the capsule around 00 degrees so it was flying side ways and pointing Then he fired his forward jets for 15 seconds to shoot the craft onto an orbital path about one1 and a half miles south of Ihe original Then he quickly turned the spacecraft around 180 degrees so it was pointing north and ex edited a number of rapid 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