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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North iowans neighbors Pholofax AGENA LAUNCHED The Atlas Agena space vehicle lifts from pad at Cape Ken nedy Monday H failed to function properly Policemen join chase after deer Eight city policemen along with at least five park and po lice department employes joinec a chase after a deer throughout southeast Mason City Monday morning It marks the second time since Thursday night that fences around the East Park deer pen had been cut allowing the ani mals to escape On Thursday night two of the three escaped deer had been captured Police said only the doe has escaped in the most re cent fence cutting The chase started Monday when an employe of Dels Stand ard Service 956 E State about am reported a deer near their station Both officers go ing on duty and those ending their shift joined in the hunt At o n e point the pursuers were able to get quite close to the doe police said but she es caped By midmorning the chase had led outside city limits to Kentucky and 35th SE with mainly Floyd Kinnan park su perintendent and his employes looking for the doe in corn fields At noon Monday park em ployes were standing near a field at Kentucky and 35th SE waiting for Dr Delmer Diercks a Rockwell veterinarian to ar rive with a tranquilizer gun The third deer also a doe had not been captured since her es cape last Thursday night North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly clear through day Colder with diminishing winds Monday night 30 35 Colder Tuesday in mid 50s Weather details on page 2 Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 25 W5 UOc Consist of Two SectionsSection One AMocUled Press Full Lease No 219 Space mission called off Scrub launching when Agena spacecraft target is lost AP lic shortly after launch at 9 another irv ai ih u CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP Launching of the Gemini astronauts on mans first at tempt to catch and join an orbit ing satellite was postponed in definitely Monday when their Agena spacecraft target was lost in space Flight Director Christopher C Kraft Jr scrubbed the launch ing of Walter M Schirra Jr and Thomas P Stafford when it was determined that the Agena ap parently crashed into the Atlan tic shortly after launch at 9 am CST by an Atlas booster When a tracking station in Australia reported no joy no joy in futile attempts to find the Agena Kraft called the mis sion off at am At the time the countdown on the astronauts Titan 2 rocket was progressing on schedule toward a am launching The failure meant that Schir ra and Stafford probably will have to wait until next year for Us for another try at the rendezvous and docking mission comple tion of which is critical to this nations plans to land men on the moon However Dr Robert Sca mans associate administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that the failure would not delay the United States schedule to put a man on the moon by 1970 Robert R Gilruth director of the manned spacecraft center cannon eft of serl t A 20 mm cannon was ised to blast open a tootthick vault inside the Brinks o bianch office here and an estimated in ash checks and securities was reported missing Mon The loss was discovered by Frank Steier the office icgotiable Seventy five per cent of the loot was in hecks He said no one was in the ffice between 4 pm Sat irday and 8 am Monday Tightlipped police detectives nd FBI agents sealed off the ank area in the northern see on of the city Authorities re used to disclose more than cant details of the crime One spokesman said however lat a tripod used to mount a ght cannon and quite a few hell casings along with a gas orch were found near the ault Detectives reported that the ault had been lined with mat apparently to muffle he sound of the firing A check of the offices burglar larm system Monday showed had been silenced Police de lined to say how this had been one The Brinks vault is housed in onestory brickand concrete uilding with an adjoining gar ge Police theorized that the burg irs drove a the the garage and hen wheeled the 95pound weap n into the office A regulation Americanmade 20 M M cannon is about 77 iches long and normally is lounted on attack aircraft Police said the method was mHar to that used in an un uccessful attempt at a Brinks ffice in the city of Quebec in i Harch Steier said a key may have een used to open the office oor or the lock may have been eked He told police there was no gn of a forced entry A second door located a few eet inside the front door also as opened The vault reinforced by ceViet Nam lent and steel is located at he rear of the building Deputy Police Chief Samuel appi said the crime had an international flavor He re used to elaborate bey ond arlier conjecture comparing he crime to the attempted one Canada Launches antipolicy campaign NEW YORK AP A new group critical of American pol icy in Viet Nam and the entire Far East opened its campaign Sunday night with a telephone hookup to 30 college campuses from Harvard University at Cambridge Mass to the Uni versity of California at Berke ley The program marking the launching of Americans for Re appraisal of Far Eastern Policy consisted of recorded speeches from a meeting hall of the Union Theological Seminary here Its leaders pledged to demon strate not by civil disobedience but by education Dr John C Bennett presi dent of the seminary said pick ets and draftcard burners may have reached the point of defeating their own purpose they are hardening the opposi tion adding We want to get away from exclusive attention to Viet Nam and get to the broader problems of Asia A spokesman estimated that 20000 to 25000 persons mostly students heard the talks The speakers included Norman Cou sins editor of the Saturday Re view Prof John K Fairbank of Harvard author Michael Har rington and Norman Thomas former Socialist Party candi date for president recognition of ceasefire and Red China negotiations at Houston said rescheduling of the next Gemini flight would not be made until it could be determined what went wrong with the Agena As the astronauts watched from their own spacecraft on another launch pad 6000 feel away an Atlas blasted the Age na aloft precisely on lime at 9 am afler a pcrfecl countdown The flight couldnt be liner the mission control center re ported happily as the Alias leaped away bathing its pad in a brillianl torrent of flame and seemed to perform bcaulifully in its upward thrust But spirits fell suddenly six minutes 20 seconds after Hie launch when the Agena should have separated and its own en gine sprung to life to drill the spacecraft into a circular orbk A dramatic loss of tcleme Iry was reported by mission control and the spokesman said the situation is not a happy one Then 32 minutes following the blastoff spokesman Paul Hancy said that the Agena was travel ing 5500 miles an hour below its projected speed and may have impacted in the Atlantic The Gemini launch crew went ahead with Ihcir own count down hopeful that tracking sta tions around the world would find the lost target vehicle And the Gemini checkout Nobel Prize to UNICEF OSLO Norway AP The Nobel peace prize has been a warded to he United Nations International Childrens Emer gency Fund the Nobel com mittee announced Monday The award was made by the ivemcmber committee of the Norwegian Parliament The irize consists of a gold medal and a cash award of 282000 Swedish kroner part of the most complicated tworocket countdown ever at tempted still was right on the button when Kraft called for the scrub The normally reliable Agena has launched successfully more than 140 US payloads into space including the Ranger moonshots and the Mariner flights to Mars and Venus It also has been a workhorse for the nations military space pro gram primarily launching re connaissance shots from Van denburg Air Force Base Calif However for the Gemini 6 mission the Agena was equipped with several new sys tems including engines capable of multiple restart telemetry links tracking beacons and the addition of the docking collar into which the Gemini was to be inserted This particular version of the Agena had never been tested before in flight A station in the Canary Is lands got no response to its commands to Agena at a time when the craft should have been overhead and when the Austra lian trackers also failed to make Gemini 6 Pilot Walter Schirra pulls off a glove as he and h i s space partner Thomas Stafford leave their spacecraft at Cape Kennedy Monday after their flight to rendezvous with an Agena Their flight was scrubbed Pliolofax space vehicle was postponed The Ajjemx failed to orbit a short time before the Gemini 6 was sched uled to bkist off Since the awarded in iiven to 52 nstitulkms UNICEF prize was 1901 it has persons and been eight was founded by unanimous decision of the Unit ed Nations General Assembly oh Deem 1946 Originally UNICEF was formed to help child victims of war in Europe and Asia On Dec l 1950 the UN assembly decided UNICEF should con centrate on aiding children in contact the mission was dead If trackers had found the Age na the possibility had remained that Schirra and Stafford still would be sent aloft even though the Agena communications sys tem was silent Before today Kraft had said that the astronauts would not be able to link up with the Agena under such conditions But he added that they could gain val uable information of rendezvous techniques The Gemini 6 spacecraft now Inside The Globe NOMINEES for Mason City mayor state views Page 17 Editorials 4 Society news 91011 Sports 1314 North news 15 Latest markets 16 Mason City news1617 Clear Lake news 20 Boy 15 killed as prepares to hunt squirrels T HIGHVIEW AP Richard ihe group s program includes Sears 15 of this Hamilton Conn j ty community was accidentally shot and killed by a friend Sun day as they prepared to hunt and admission of Communist China to the United Nations Among those urging admission of Red China to was Rep William F Ryfh DNY In addition to the session here meetings also were held Sunday night at Drake University set arrives at C besieged outpost SAIGON South Viet Nan Vietnamese regimen led by armor reached Hie be leaguered outpost of Plei M Monday night without encoun tering any significant Viet Cong a US spokesman the relief column squirrels Authorities said Dennis Prim 14 of Stratford was apparently handling a 16 gauge shotgun at the Scars home when it dis charged The bullet struck Sears in the back of the head The victim was the son of Mr and Mrs Franklin Sears opposition announced He said was stationed just outside th Special Forces compound be cause there was no room in side The spokesman said based on incomplete reports th Viet Cong apparently offerei no opposition from its dozen o more machine gun emplace ments around the camp If the operation follows pas patterns the government force will immediately launch opera tions to clear the countryside o Viet Cong The defenders al ready were sending out patrol under Viet Cong mortar and machine gun fire United Fund giving tops 64 Mason City giving to the new United Fund on Monday passed the high point of last years Community Chest contributions The United Fund has now reached 801 per cent of its goal with 5226 pledges for Last year the total Chest drive brought in only 54706 from 8690 pledges The ntw united effort includes the agencies of the former Chest plus local Red Cross sup port and small contributions lo nine national appeals Im very happy to see the percapita giving up so said Bob St Clair Jr campaign chairman It means people arc responding to the needs of all the agencies and recognizing the addition of the Red Cross The Monday report keeps the Mason City giving percentage well ahead of Fort Dodges United Fund response as the communities continue to com pete through Wednesday on giv ing totals Fort Dodge Monday reported in pledges for 61 per cent of its goal Another division and two more employe groups have reported reaching quotas in the Mason City drive The county division which takes in courthouse personnel and is headed by Howard Jack son has turned in f74425 with a quota of Last year the division giving totaled Interstate Power Co em ployes have turned in in pledges with a quota of Grippen Paper Co made a quota of with 100 per cent participation of eight em ployes A US informant at Pleiki Plciku 25 miles north of the 25 miles north of the fighting said the 300 Montgagnard dc fenders and 10 to 12 US advis ers had come through the wors of the Viet Cong siege The informant said the enem forces had suffered 750 casual ties in the seven days of fight ing from both ground and ai attacks He added that many o the casualties were North Viet namese army regulars who en tercd the fight as part of a regi ment from North Viet Nam A US officer who went out on patrol from Plci Me said he counted 100 Viet Cong bodies He said some had been chaincc to their aulomatic weapons A relief column consisting of a government regiment with i spearhead of armor had ad vanccd to within about four miles of the camp after beating off an ambush and killing an estimated 250 guerrillas at Pie Ya Dran a village on the way Government casualties were re ported light One informed US source in Pleiku said Ihe major fighting appeared lo be over even hough the Viet Cong main tained their positions around the camp A US medical helicopter braved the ring of enemy ma hine guns around the post to ring out a wounded American and four wounded Vietnamese US spokesmen said casualties continued light among the garri on of 300 Montagnard tribes men and 10 to 12 US advisers The relief column spearhead J by armor apparently was well prepared for the ambush Kfore the government force left camp j Advance clrmcnts of Viet namese rangers were airlifted Saturday to take up a position flanking an estimated 600 guer rillas believed ambush The flanking maneuver massing for an plus hoavy firepower and bombing strafing by US jet planes combined to throw back the But the Viet Cong VIETNAM Please turn to Page 2 underdeveloped countries On Oct 1 1953 UNICEF be came a permanent United Na ions organization At the same ime the United Nations Chil rens Fund was founded The Norwegian Nobel com nittee never explains its choice or the peace prize Todays an ouncement simply said the rize had been awarded to JNICEF and specified the mount of the prize money be taken down from its rocket and be replaced by Gem ini 7 which is being checked out in a hangar here Astronauts Frank Borman and James A Lovell Jr are Girl 8 shot while playing in corn field WALL LAKE AP An 8 yearold girl was shot in the lower left side Sunday afternoon while playing with other dren in a corn field chil training for a 14day endurance flight in Gemini 7 This was scheduled for December but now may be moved up to No vember Gemini 6 then will be resched uled when another AtlasAgena combination can be assembled and checked out in about two months During a bright sunny morn ing when the countdown was clicking along smoothly on all the systems involved in the complicated mission the Gemi ni launch director Lt Col Jack Albert reported that We are as close to the script as we can possibly be If Agena had performed and both rockets had lifted off on time Schirra and Stafford would have chased the Agena until the fourth orbit when the flight plan called for a meeting and link over Hawaii late in the afternoon Disappointed the astronauts left their space ship shortly aft home Rosalie Rowan daughter of near herier ihe decision and re turned to their quarters The flight when they finally Mr and Mrs Steve Rowan was taken to St Anthonys Hospital in Carroll where a 22caliber bullet was removed from her side She was reported in good con dition Monday Authorities believe the shoot ing was accidental possibly by a hunter who was unaware there were children in the area Vietnamese dolls given to lawmen Mrs Linda Gilmore 418 25th SW early Sunday morning urned over to Mason City Po lice two Vietnamesemade doll of the type reported to be rigged with explosives Mrs Gilmore said the dolls were sent to her last July by her husband Tim stationed aboard the USS Belle Grove off he shores of Viet Nam The lolls were purchased at an air base at Da Nang she said f didnt have any fear of hem because Ive had them so ong and some children have Jlayed with them Mrs Gil lore said The possibility of the oils being rigged was brought o her attention while reading newspaper article Saturday vcning she said She notified Mason City Po ce who turned the dolls over o Sgt Harold O Winingham U S Army recruiting officer in Mason City Winingham said Monday he was holding the dolls for the state police He said the dolls would prob ably be taken to Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha Neb where they would be examined by demolition expert teams Mrs Gilmore said the dolls were about 16 inches in height and dressed in the native Viet Nam costume Her husband had sent her dolls from each foreign country he had visited since en ering the Navy in June 1963 she added Patricia Brady of New Ha nip on a coed at Iowa State Uni versity turned over to authori ses another of the dolls she has been keeping in her dormitory room It was checked Monday at the ROTC armory on the campus and found lo be safe make it will be a critical one in the US race to the moon For when the first Apollo flight goes to the moon the astronauts must know how to leave their ship in lunar orbit ride a space cab to the moons surface then return and link up with the mother vehicle Schirra and Stafford were re laxed and confident as they left their quarters this morning and went to the pad for what was to have been a spectacular double header launching Captured at Charles City CHARLES CITY Chuck Fcrch 16 who escaped from the State Training School for Boys at Eldora Sept 4 was re captured at his home here early Monday police said Participating in the capture were Charles City police high way patrolmen and sheriffs of ficers Authorities said Fcrch also had stolen a car here which was recovered SAME i ;