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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1964, Mason City, Iowa SAIGON Viet Nam AP Communist agent suspected rf plaiting to lull Secretary of S McNamara n bis arrival Tuesday leaped rom a window at police heacU uarters Monday said The agent identified as Nguy en Troi leaped from a sec ond floor window landed on a jeep suffered a broken legand was hospitalized Police said he was in a coma Troi was one of three sus pected Communist Viet Cong agents picked up Saturday night as they tried to a bridge on the route MeNamara will ake from Saigon airport into he capital US Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge was ex pected to be riding with Me Namara Police sources said Troi ap parently was trying to commit suicide But there also was the possibility he was trying to es ape other Viet Cong sus pects have been picked up and GOING ALOFT Tracy Barnes sits iii the gondolabeneath the big balloon as he lifts off the groundwhile spectators observe what he says was a recordbreaking flight He is shown taking off from Minneapolis exparatrooper claims balloon marks A young ex paratrooper who spared tor a small plastic balloon returned to ln his uttlet gondola seven miles highr Barnes 25 there was an unusual feel ing of absolute quiet absolute stillness Barnes said Sundays flight Quinlan lad 15 killed by tractor THORNTON A 15yeatold rural Thornton boy was killed Saturday at pm in a trac tor a dirt road a quarter mile from his home Timothy Ray Quinlan son of Mr and Mrs John Quinlan be came Cerro Gordo Countys third 1964 traffic fatality His body was pinned under the tractors front end loader Dr Carroll 0 Adams Mason City acting medical examiner said death was due to suffoca tion Sheriffs officers said the load er may have caught in the ground causing the vehicle to roll overas he turned a corner The tractor rolled off the road a half mile north and two mileseast of Thornton Timothy was a ninth grader at MeseryeyThorntoh school He president of hfs class and member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Mason City Survivors in addition to his parents include two brothers James and David both of Thornton a sister Mrs Glen Brady of Clear Lake and his maternal grandmother Mrs Grace Caspers of Thornton Funeral services will be et L pm Tuesday at the St Paul American Lutheran Church Thornton with the Rev Laverne R Hanson of the Trinity Lu theran Church Mason City of ficiating Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery atThornton Visitation will be at the Wart nabyGrarup Funeral Home Thornton Monday night and Tuesday morning North Iowa Weather outlook Pertfy cfeudy end coe4er Monday night showers end Ing jri upper Pertly cloudy end cooler Tuesday mm m the was successful Jn all suffered nothing worse thanVslight headache His journey a threebyfour itplastic gondola lastedto with a anajrpprt 12 milessouth of Min neapolis It ended in a clover field near Mondovi Wis JThe polyethylene balloon wa fabricated by Barnes at his barn workshop in Long Lake Minn His home is in nearby Orono Weather details en 2 suspect leaps from a quantity of high explosives hasbeen unearthed sincethe arrest of the three police sources said The Viet Cong agents con fessed they planned to blow up thebridge Oneof the agents was caught laying a wire under the bridge He led police to the two other agents and mine with a 50pound ex p 1 o sive charge hidden in an old kero sene can buried in the mudbank of the river US officials did not say whether alternate plans had been made for McNamaras ar rival Gen Maxwell D Taylor chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived without incident Monday to join with Me Namara in conferences on the war against the Communist guerrillas I have to get a sense of reality about the situa tion here Taylor said That is the same reason MeNamara is coming too Taylor who accompanied Me Namara on previous visits said officials in Washington were en couraged by the steps under taken by Premier Nguyen Khanh but he added it was too early for comparative state ments Dont be surprised if we are back here every couple of months Taylor said We get regular analyses of the Viet Nam situation in Washington but we need to update them The newspaper that mokes oil North lowons neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 11 W4 10c Piper Twi Sect lowSection Otw Associated Presj Full No MeNamara who was winding up a visit to West Germany Sunday showed no concern about the alleged plot You can say that I have ho comment to make ibsolutely no comment he told in Bonn L Reliable sources said a Viet namese policeman happened on the plot about 10 pm Saturday when he spotted an underwater swimmer near the bridge The swimmer and two other men in the area were arrested One was in a public lavatory near the bridge and about 150 yards of wire trailed put of the structure Police dug up 50 pounds of explosives inca kero sene can in a mudbank The informants said the three of them Viet Cong agents and the third a strong to the plot during a night of interrogation Their leader who fled had intended to set off the explosive from the lavatory as the Me Namara motorcade passed they said 127 dead in air crash es New Air Force bomber a fluke PALMDALE Calif AP The Air Force unveiled Monday its fastest and costliest bomber the XB70A a contro versial rhonsier which after more than a years delay still cant dothejob it originally was designedto1 do Deliver bombs across the globe The 185fbpt wedgetailed air craft whichvsome say looks like a hoodedcobra will roll out of its hangar unable to carry enough fuelfor intercontinental without even a seat for a bombardier These shortcomings were dis closed Sundaynight at a news briefing by Brig Gen Fred J Ascani Forces B70 project director Ascani said the technical prob lems ofwelding the 105foot tri angular aft section of the pencillike out leaving pinholei finally been 10 of the planes 11 fuel tanks But the task of applying a n special sealant inside tank No 5 in an especially Critical area directly over the six huge hot jet engines has proved too diffi the Soviet Unions Boris Neyer noy in a small 3A balloon Barnes 3A Walloon broke tha mark he said and also six rec ords for larger balloons Thes were a 1936 mark of 35607 fee set by I J Burzinski of Poland and five chalked up by Don Pic card of Sioux Falls SD m 1961 at 34462 feet Northwood man 35 dies in fall NORTHWOOD Melvin C Rasmussen 35 was killed Sun day afternoon in a fall from the Cole man elevator here Rasmussen a carpenter had been out of work because of weather conditions He was painting the elevator and jt is thought the rope which sup ported himbroke He fell onto the roof over the covered drive way for trucks Harley Danner manager of the elevator saw Rasmussen fall He said he was killed in stantly Services have tentatively been scheduled Wednesday at 2 pm at the White Funeral Home in Independence Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery there Visitation will be Monday evening at Bakke Funeral Home in Northwood Surviving are his widow Pa He declined to give Hie capac ity of anyof the tanks but dia grams displayed at the briefing made it clear that without this fuel capacity the XB70A could not span its full design range of 6000 miles Ascani also disclosed that the first XB70A and a sister ship nearing completion here have seats only for the pilot and co pilot Youre looking at the saddest Blame drinking in plane crash WASHINGTON The Civil Aeronautics Board Monday part ly blamed drinking by the pilot for a lightplane accident in which three persons were killed shortly after takeoff from Spen cer Iowa Airport Feb 13 1963 The CAB report said the prob able cause of the crash w as impaired efficiency and judg ment of the pilot caused by the consumption of alcoholic bevcr ages Aboard were Glen E Gillet 52 Corning Iowa pilot and Ray Nation 40 Sioux Rapids and Lester R Payant 33 Athena Ore passengers tricia and six children ranging in age from 2 to 11 The children are Theresa Steven Pamela Albert James and Janice An infant also named Janice preceded him in death man in the Air Force he said because there wont be room enough for me on the first flight He said a third plane recent ly canceled would have had room in its cabin for a radar man and a navigatorbombar dier The two bombers so far have ost billion Carol Haney dead at 39 in New York NEW Haney the huskyvoiced M singer anc dancer who hit iBroadwayirstir dom in The died ina hospital here Sunday night at 39 T Miss Haney J won a place in with her dancehumber in The Pajama Game The show was given a in 1955 as the best musical com edy of the season and Miss Haney won the award1 as bes supporting actress in a musical Afterward she concentrated primarily on choreography al though in 1959 she appeared in her first straight acting role in William Inges A Loss o Roses and won good review for skill and sensitivity The cause of death was no learned immediately Miss Haney was taken from her home at Saddle River NJ to Valley Hospital in Ridge wood NJ on Thursday Late that day she was transferred b ambulance to the New York hospital Born on Christmas Eve in 1924 in New Bedford Mass Miss Haney was married to ac tor Larry Blyden She had three children Miss Haney started dencing a child and by the time she wai 15 was a dance teacher Naturally I wanted to try show business she recalled in an interview several years ago in Hollywood and it was a question of whether to go to New York or Hollywood Since I had some relatives living here my parents decided they would rather have me go to Holly wood She danced in studio choruses and caught the eye of Gene Kel ly who made her his assistant Thats where my training as a teacher paid off she said Gene could sketch out what he wanted to do with Cyd Charisse or Leslie Carori or Debbie Reyn olds and then leave her with me to rehearse the routine BOOSTER ROCKETS JET APART clusters of solidpropellant retrorockets are expectedto separate 250ton booster units from the Air Force Titan IIIC space vehicle when the additional thrust has been spent Artists drawing released by United Technology Center of Sunnyvale Calif producer of the retrorocketSj shows how the separationshouldtake place far above the earths surface UTC is already making the massive booster rockets which used i in pairs will give the Titan IIIC a liftoff thrust of more than two million pounds Civil rights supporters to strategy in Senate WASHINGTON w An ab rupt change in strategy by supporters of the civil rights bill appearedobvious Monday as the Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Society news e7J North owe news 10 Sports news H Latest market 14 Meson City news 1415 Comics 16 Clear news 17 Transit timetable18 Classified pages 111 marathon Senate controversy stretched into its 10th week and 52nd session The new battle plan is to pound out a compromise pack age outside the Senate cham ber and then try to pledge 67 members from both parties atwothirds majority to stand solidly behind this on all votes This would be no easy ac complishment but it would du plicate the strength Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Mon tana and Republican Leader Everett M Dirksen of Illinois massed March 26 to make the bill the pending Senate business Senate maneuvers on the measure began March 9 when it arrived in the Senate after House passage Although th flood of oratory got under waj promptly wasnt offi cially the pending Senate busi ness until a 6717 vote to make it such was attained March 26 Initially Senate sponsor talked about trying to pas the House bill without majo changes Longerthanusual daily ses sions and Saturday meeting failed to dampen the Southern ers oratorical ardor but thej finally allowed votes last weci on the first of more than NX amendments These tests involved attempt to make provisions for jury tri als in contempt of court cases that arise from the bill for space communications MIAMI BEACH Fla AP A space psychologist declared Monday that scientists must ex plore sensory perception other mental proc esses as a meansof communi cating with future astronauts Vno if voyage millions of miles from earth Everett F Dagle chief of data sciences for the Air Force Cam bridge Research Laboratories told the 35th annual meeting of the Aerospace Medical Associa tion that the research may pro duce nothing However he said Not only do we have a scientific responsi bility for doing this research we also have a moral responsi bility for doing so even in the face of strong ultraconservative opposition Dagle noted that there have been hundreds of examples of extra sensory perception report ed involving mental contact be tween persons far apart clair voyance or precognition of events to come He conceded none have beenexplained satis factorily on a scientific bases Dagle said that neither the United States nor the Soviet Un ion has yet put a man in true cpacc While R is true that impres sive orbital flights have been made by American and Soviet astronauts he said it must be realized that as they went spinning around they still had visual reference to mother earth below them and they still were tied to her gravitational apron strings Dagle said we can only the orize as to how an astronaut might react when finally the gravitational strings are sev ered and he finds himself in the apparent center of a dimension less sphere of black relieved only by sharp pinpoints of light from the stars There will be no up no down no front no back Dagle said that space travel ers to minimize any sense of disoricntation should be pro vided with a swift effective means of communicating with earth kills 74 MANILA WVA US Military Air Transport plane crashed at Air Base Monday killing 3 of 83 persons on board and me person on the ground Just before smashing into the round the plane struck a taxi ab with a driver and two pas engers One passenger was tilled and the other two persons nthe cab were injured This crash brought to 127 number of lives lost in plane mishaps since Friday oight The plane a C135 jet crashed ess than half an mile from runway a spokesman said The present confirmed count rom the hospital is 12 survi vors hesaid were 73 passengers and 10 crewmen on board heplane left Travis Air Force Base Calif Sunday and stoppedatHawaii The big fourjet transport capable of carrying 126 persons crashed at abput pm Ma nila time am CDT in a level unobstructed area of dirt and grass the spokesman said There was no sign of distress before the crash and the just didnt make the runway he added Most of the 12 survivors were in pretty bad he said The spokesman could not say which service most of the pas sengers were Force Army or Navy He also could not say whether the plane was bound for another destination after landing at Clark Clark Air Base about 60 miles north of Manila is the main US Air Force Base in southeast Asia It is headquart ers of the 13th Air Force and serves as a principal shuttle point for supplying American Forces in South Viet Nam The plane was attached to the 44th Air Transport squadron of Travis Air Force Base He it second time MATShad lost a C135 The worst air disaster thus far this year occurred March 1 when 85 persons died in the crash of a plane into a moun tain peak overlooking Lake Ta hoe Nev during a snowstorm The crash at Clark Air Field came in the wake of airplane accidents over the weekend that claimed 53 lives An Argentine Air Force plane crashed Friday night 18 miles north of Lima Peru kill ing 46 of 49 persons aboard A C124 military transport crashed and burned near Coop crlon Okla Saturday night killing all six aboard A member of the US Air Force Thunderbird precision flying team was killed in the explosion of his F105 jet at Hamilton Air Force Base Calif Last week aPacific Airlines plane crashed near Concord Calif and took 44 lives Feder al and state officials probed whether the pilot had been killed by gunfire prior to the crash See story on Page ;