Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 9, 1965 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 1

Ironwood, Michigan
Issue Date:
Wednesday, June 9, 1965
Page 1
Start Free Trial

TEMPERATURES: 14 hr. period to 12 noon: 66; SO. Previous 24 Dr. period: 75; 53. Year ago: High 78; Low 64. Rain, .03 in.' .Precipitation, to date, 16.61 in. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE FORECASTS — Fair and cooV er tonight. Thursday mostly sun* ny and warmer. Lows tonight in 1 ^ the 40s. High Thusday in the 70s. 46th YEAR, NUMBER 171. ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE NEWS SERVICE IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 1965. SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPY 10 CENT! Round of Welcomes Awaits Astronauts Michigan Plans To Honor Heroes On June 15,16 Celebration Slated At U-M on Tuesday , ANN ARBOR (AP) —Mich- : *' igan is going to welcome home its space pilot and his space- walkin", partner next Tuesday and Wednesday. Majs James McDivitt and Edward White, the Gemini < crew, will be honored in a day long celebration at their alma mater, University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor Tuesday. Wednesday Jackson gets its native son. McDivitt, for a welcoming whopee. The National Aeronautics anc Space Agency hasn't decided whethei White will go to his native San Antonio, Tex., or to Bt. Petersburg, Fla., where his parents now Uve, or somewhere else, or stay with McDivitt on Wednesday. , They'll come to Michigan from a ticker-tape parade in Chicago on Monday, presumably after a weekend with President' Johnson "down at the ranch 1 ' in Texas. Mr. find Mrs. James McDivitt Br., of Jackson, were to fly to Houston this afternoon to meet their son possibly Thursday afternoon or Friday. The astronauts land at Mayport, Fla., Thursday morning from the aircraft carrier Wasp. The" senior McDivitt said they'd call first on their daughter-in-law, the astronaut's wife, and grandchildren, but didn't know what plans NASA had for getting them together with their son. McDivitt had a nosebleed Tuesday aboard the Wasp, but physicians attributed it to nothing more than the drying out effects of breathing pure oxygen for nearly 98 hours in the Gem Ini 4 fight. The University of Michigan, from which McDvitt got a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering and White a master of science degree in astronautics in 1959, quickly whipped together welcoming plans when it got word Monday night its two most celebrated "old grads" were coming Tuesday. First it moved up to Tuesday the dedication of its $1.7 million Space Research Building on the north campus. Originally dedication of this NASA-financed facility had been set for July 1, in hopes McDivitt and White could make it by then. A convocation is planned in Hill Auditorium, followed by a welcoming luncheon, and a dinner Tuesday night by the university's aeronautical engineering department. Both' astronauts are expected to be accompanied by their wives and families. Jackson, which had been led to believe McDivitt couldn't make it home for possibly a month, called together its Chamber of Commerce today to whip together a welcoming fore- rhat, which everyone expected to parade. •/ His hometown also is shaping up a campaign to gain for Jackson the Gemini 4 space capsule In which McDivitt and White or- bitted the earth for four days. White House Soys U. S. Forces Will Fight Only if Requested WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said today that troops in support of Vietnamese forces faced with aggressive at- U.S. forces can go into action ack on behalf of the South Vietnamese only if the latter request it and are in trouble. It said this represents no change in policy — that Gen. William C. Westmoreland, head of the U.S. Military Assistance Command in South Viet Nam, has had such authority since Marines were landed in the Southeast Asian nation in March. Nevertheless, the White House statement represented a pullback from implications of a State Department declaration Tuesday. That statement was interpreted as opening the way SPACE WALKER—Astronaut Edward White floats in space, the gold-plated cord attaching him to the Gemini capsule unwinding from the black bag in front of him. More than a hun- dred miles below are the Gulf of Mexico and Texas coast. Photo was taken from 16 mm color film from camera attached to bottom of capsule. END OF LINE—Astronaut Edward White moves out to end of the 25-foot cord linking him with the ^pace capsule. A discarded glove, right, floats free in space. (NBA Telephotos) U.S., Soviet Union Are Locked In Race to Reach Moon First King Hassan Names 23 to Cabinet Jobs RABAT, Morocco (AP)—King Hassan II named a Cabinet of 23 ministers today as his first official act since taking over all executive and legislative powers. The sovereign announced Tuesday that he was assuming all powers after talks with the country's political, labor and parliamentary leaders failed to produce a coalition Cabinet. By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — The United States and the Soviet Union are locked in a tight race to reach the moon first. The winner's rewards will be great: national prestige, scientific oiowledge, perhaps military domination of 'space. The flights this week of Gemini 4 and the Soviet Luna 6 are dramatic evidence that both nations are very much in the race. Astronauts James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White II advanced the United States a long way on the lunar highway with Fuel Bills Giving You Dollar-Size Head Poundings Solve your cash problem the easy way by selling ' your "Don't Wants" for cash ... the Daily Globe Want-Ads get quick results, yet cost so little. Three line ad for three days cost only $1.50. Why not try it tomorrow. On The Rang* And In Th* Ontenagen Country It's The Iron wood Daily Globe Wut-Adi Gtt the Quick Action Rttultf Phon* 932-2211 lot Mui Ad-Tilrar spent to improve the lot of man through medical research, antl poverty programs and the like Some contend automatic space craft could do the job befcte than man. The one aspect that seems t bother the American public i the estimated $20-billion price tag. their four-day flight during which White took a 20-minute walk in space. Manned flights in and Apollo .pro- he Gemini grams now are scheduled at two-month intervals in a drive toward a manned lunar landing, which could come as early as 1968. It is suspected that Luna 6 will attempt the first soft-land ing of an instrumented capsule on the moon if it reaches there as scheduled Friday. Success of such a maneuver would provide vital data on the strength of the moon's surface — information needed before men set foot there. United States plans to attempt a soft-landing with an unmanned Surveyor craft in October. Why go to the moon? for troops in Viet Nam to go on the -tensive. The State Department pronouncement from press officer Robert J. McCloskey stirred up something of a storm. It brought huddles at the White House this morning and an official statement, read to newsmen by press secretary George E. Reedy. The key part of the White House statement said: "If help is requested by appropriate Vietnamese com manders, Gen. Westmoreland also has authority within the as signed mission to employ thes 2,500 Army Engineers Land in S. Viet Nam 'That's a lot of money," say ' James Webb, administrator o the National Aeronautics an Space Administration. "But as big as that $20 billion looks, we are spending only one per cent of our Gross , National Product on space—so we can afford it. "It is not being spent on the moon infer, here fact, rectly to private, free-enterprise companies, many of them small local businesses. "And I cannot for the life of me think of any other kind of endeavor that could benefit our nation in so many ways at once," Webb said. "It advances knowledge and stimulates our education. It creates new jobs anfl skills. It perfects our 'ech- nology. It strengthens our na- By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam AP) —About 2,500 U.S. Army combat engineers landed today at Cam Ranh Bay, 190 miles northeast of Saigon, to build an airfield, port artd supply center here, a U.S. military spokesman announced. The spokesman hinted that more engineers were on the way. "Don't hold me to the 2,500 figure," he said. The spokesman said the project, being undertaken jointly by the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments, would nclude a bridge to link the harbor area to a highway and railroad. The new base is expected to play a key role in the U.S.- Vietnamese war effort in the central and northern parts of South Viet Nam, the spokesman said. The engineers bring the U.S. military force in South Viet Nam to nearly 54,000 men. In the air war against North Viet Nam, U.S. planes attacked the big port of Vinh for the fifth straight day and the pilots claimed light to moderate damage to an army barracks area. A U.S. military spokesman announced that government forces suffered their heaviest casualties of the war — 1,875 South Vietnamese and 51 Americans in the week that ended last Saturday. Viet Cong losses for the week were 1,305, the spokesman said, but these included no wounded. The spokesman said 530 South Vietnamese troops were killed, 710 wounded and 635 either missing or captured. Ten Amer icans were killed, 6 were missing and 35 wounded for the same period. The Viet Cong had 1,221 killed and 84 captured, the spokesman said. Two more American advisers were killed today and 158 South overran a training center for militiamen at Gia Ray, 50 miles northeast of Saigon near Xuan Loc. Fifty Vietnamese were reported killed and 24 Vietnamese and an American wounded, while 30 government troops were reported missing. Officials said two Viet Cong were believed killed. After burning much of the camp, the Viet Cong withdrew. A relief force was sent to the area but made no contact with the enemy and the station was abandoned. v In another heavy action, the government suffered 60 killed, 18 missing and 95 wounded in Phong Dinh Province, 95 miles southeast of Saigon. Viet Cong casualties were estimated at more than 50. but this was not confirmed. Government troops and guerrillas clashed in the area Tuesday. As the fighting grew more intense, Vietnamese ranger units were airlifted into the battle. S. Viet Nam Has Political Crisis when other effective re- erves are not available and when in his judgment the gen- ral military situation urgently equires it. If Gen. Westmoreland did lot have this discretionary au- hority a situation could easily arise in which heavy loss of life might occur and great advan- age might be won by the Viet tang because of delays in communications." Military officials said the decision to commit U.S. forces to 'support" fighting upon request s "a logical extension of what we've been doing out there." The decision coincided with a as some people like to It is being spent right in the United States. In 90 per cent of it goes di- Vietnamese or missing troops were killed in bloody actions north and south of Saigon. This brought American combat casualties in Viet Nam to 404 since December 1961. The Americans were killed when Communist -.guerrillas tional security and It adds to our total national wealth in many ways." Concerning the prestige factor, President Johnson has said: "Surely the country which combines the ability, the resources and the courage to go to This question has been debat-! the moon will sit high at mter- ed in scientific and government j national negotiating tables If circles since President John F. such a country is one which pro Kennedy committed the United States to the race in 1961. Most scientists favor sending men to the moon. But from the start, the Apollo lunar landing project has had its critics. tects freedom, a strong blow is made for a world of peace instead of a world of subjugation." Dr. Homer Newell, NASA associate administrator for space Former President Dwight D. j science and applications is one Eisenhower called it a "stunt'of many scientists who believe iace." Several respected scientists believe the brainpower could money and ' be better the moon may hold the key to the origin of our solar system See RACE — Page lf>. it A spokesman said the opera- .ion continued today. Military sources said a Vietnamese unit, tipped off by defectors from the Viet Cong, destroyed a Communist training camp 40 miles north of Saigon in Binh Duong Province. Three Viet Cong were killed and two captured, officials said. Reliable sources said a U. S. Army Mohawk reconnaissance plane was missing today after scouting Communist-infested territory along the Don Nai River about 60 miles northeast of the U. S. air base at Bien Hoa. The Mohawk, a twin-engine turboprop with a crew of two, is equipped with cannon and rockets. U.S. helicopters rescued three See ENGINEERS—Page 14 By MALCOLM BROWNE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)—Premier Phan Huy Quat declared today that his government could not solve the current political crisis and that his generals had agreed to mediate. He said he had asked the army to step in as mediators between the government and opposition groups, including Roman Catholics, now threatening to throw the nation into chaos. Quat said he was assured the generals all supported a strong civilian government and that this would not mean a return to military control of the government. It was clear the Vietnamese military establishment was moving back into the political arena. Quat and the chief of state, Phan Khac Suu have been feuding for three weeks over two Cabinet changes Quat wants to make. Suu has refused to approve them. The dispute has emboldened Roman Catholic agitators who are staging daily Saigon announcement that government forces had suffered their heaviest casualties of the war in the week that ended last Saturday. But military officials here said this was purely coincidental. They said the decision had been made well before last week. Over the past three months, operations of U.S. ground units have progressed gradually from a relatively static perimeter defense of the key base at Da Nang to aggressive patrolling variously called "combat kill" and "search and destroy" missions. * * * "In any good defense, you've got to move out and find the enemy — and that's what we're doing in Viet Nam," one veteran officer said. Patrols of Marines and Army paratroopers have ranged farther afield in seeking contact with the Communists. So far the action has been on a relatively small scale. the decision to commit U.S. Spacemen See Film of White's Historic Walk Technical Debriefing Is Continuing Today By VERN HAUGLAND ABOARD THE WASP (AP) — James A McDivitt and Edward H. White II, now close enough to home to see their own historic space-walk film on shipboard television, began their final fefr live day at sea today and got set for a round of welcome* awaiting them ashore. Almost all of the intensivt medical testing behind them, the astronauts' schedule today called for "technical debriefing" — talking into tape recorders at length about their four- day mission and being questioned in detail by space -experts. fighting units as "fire brigades" to help the South Vietnamese raises the possibility that Marines and paratroopers may become involved in major action in battalion strength and perhaps larger. Acknowledgement by the State Department Tuesday that American fighting units are available for what is called "combat support" is a further retreat from the original U.S. position that American troops are in South Viet Nam not to wage war but to advise the South Vietnamese on how to win their own fight for security. The new development couk present a potentially sticky problem in relations between U.S. and Vietnamese officers. Pentagon officials told a re porter they did not know at this time whether, for example, the ant i-Quat demonstrations, charging the premier is discriminating against the Catholics. Quat at a news conference today charged that Suu was obstructing efforts for a political conciliation. The situation appeared to be moving toward a critical phase that could result in the collapse soon of the Quat government as well as an end to all chances of forming a coalition. Most observers feel if this • happens a military coup will take place and a junta will be installed as the government. Quat has been in office for four months. Byrd Says Administration Is Cutting Taxes Too Fast Labor Bill Is Approved WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would repeal a section of the Taft-Hartley law that permits states, to outlaw the union shop was approved today by a House Labor subcommittee. The action, taken by a 6-3 vote, moved the controversial legislation along to the full Education and Labor Committee, v/hic'r. will take it up Thursday. The bill faces a tough fight on the House floor but the committee breakdown of 21 Democrats and 10 Republicans heavily favors it. Under a union shop, employes must Join a union. Section 14B of the present Taft-Hartley Act permits states to forbid unions and managements from making union shop contracts. The bill approved by the subcommittee would repeal 14B. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Harry F. Byrd said today the Johnson administration is cutting taxes too fast and is piling up a backlog of massive expenditures for the future. Byrd, Virginia Democrat who heads the Senate Finance Committee, said that while some excise levies undoubtedly ought to be removed, the $4.8-billion tax reduction bill before his committee is too big at a time when he can find no comparable decline in spending. "The administration claims it is cutting expenditures, but I can lind no evidence of it," he told a reporter. "Instead it Is addir.g to the deficit and bringing out many new programs that are going to call for massive spending increases next year." Noting that the stock market took one of its worst declines of 1965 Tuesday, Byrd said he tr-inks William M. Martin, Federal Reserve Board chairman, was on solid ground when he last week that there are between the and that of said some similarities present situation 1929 prior to the depression of the 30s. Secretary of the Treasury U.S. Marine battalion sent to reinforce South Vietnamese troops would be under the command of a South Vietnamese officer if that officer on the scene outranked the American battalion commander. * * * The feeling was that ground rules would have to be nailed down before such operations take place, lest friction occur between the Americans and the South Vietnamese in the field. There now are about 51,000 American servicemen in South Viet Nam. About 20,000 of these are Marines and Army paratroopers in combat units. In addition, 4,000 Army troops in a brigade have been at least tentatively scheduled to land in South Viet Nam lajer this month to guard bases at Qui Nhon and Nha Trang on the South China Sea coast. Their assigned mission, according to informed sources, will be base security, countnrinsurgency and combat operations. Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., a critic of U.S. policy in Viet The Gemini 4 twins said their most memorable moments of the flight were, for White, his 20-minute stroll in space, and, or McDivitt, the capsule's re* entry through the earth's atmosphere. They were among the millions who thrilled at the sight of vivid: movies of the space stroll. The llms were released Tuesday to Houston, Tex, and the astronauts saw a televised version late Tuesday night. * * * , •,:,--. V. Space doctors also continued to be mildly amazed at the astronauts' fine physical condition after their arduous journey. Medical tests showed little 111 effects on the astronauts' hearts from four days of weightlessness, tlough there was one minor health problem Tuesday: McDivitt had a nosebleed. Doctors said the nosebleed probably resulted from the drying effect of breathing pure oxygen for nearly 98 hours. They said future astronauts might take along something to lubricate the inner nose. The astronauts' schedule on their scheduled return to Houston Thursday already was crowded with parades and other honors from their admiring public. Here's what's planned so far: ':•. Thursday — Arrive in Houston at 10:30 a.m. (EST) forsa parade, visit with their families, news conference, further lie- briefing. '?: Friday or Saturday—A likely visit to President Johnson's ranch in Texas. . *&Monday—Ticker-tape parade in Chicago. '0 Tuesday — Honors by wie University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Both men are graduates of the university. , v Wednesday — A homecoming celebration at Jackson, Mich., McDivitt's home town. ' * * * •• No homecoming plans were announced yet for White. He is a native of San Antonio, Tex., for Henry H. Fowler, recalled testimony today, told the Finance Committee Tuesday that while he wasn't an expert In »his field the dissimilarities were greater than the similarities. Wnen Byrd pressed for an estirnste on when the budget might be balanced, Fowler replied that it might be possible in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1966, but more likely a year later Fowler said the impact of proposed excise tax cuts in the fis- Nam, predicted in a New York news conference Tuesday night that "within six months we will have 300,000 Americans in South Viet Nam." He said the new policy confirms "this is an American war now." Yugoslavian Consul Shot MUNICH, Germany (AP) — The Yugoslav consul at Munich but has lived in about 50 cities, the son of an Air Force general. His parents now live in St. tersburg, Fla., and a space ter spokesman said the celeL_ tion probably would be there;!?-:'Space officials had to decline a number of invitations — including a traditional ticker tape parade in New York. Newark, N.J., and Miami, Fla., also extended parade invitations which were in turn "declined regretfully," said Julian Schejir, NASA associate public affairs administrator. '^» "it was a matter of scheduling," Scheer said. '.V' : Aboard the Wasp Tuesday., Paul Haney, NASA information officer, interviewed the astfo- nauts as to their most exciting moments during the flight. White said his plainly was 20-minute venture outside Gemini 4 — during which he said he did a little dance on the capsule, Haney reported. He said White told him -be carefully avoided snagging his space suit on the sharp edges of the blunt end adapter section'^! the capsule, though he did peek into it. There I go again," White J^WtJ^\-i V.-rtVltJV' Utftf* \sUVl3 111 Ui *X- 14VJ: AilC .IWlKvOlUY I. WllfcJM* M V *»» w»» »» v»« _._--__ - u- _.„-.-.-, ___„._cal year which begins July 1 i was shot by two gunmen while j exclaimed as he intently would be only $600 million. He! sitting in his car Tuesday night watched the film while in Hie estimated that other revenues i at Meersburg on Lake Con- would increase so that the previous estimate of a $5.3-billion deficit for the year would be reduced to $4.3 billion. Fowler said he based these estimates on a rising economy, revenue increases and strong action by the President and Congress to hold the spending line. Byiri said this was fine, but didn'c go far enough. See Bl'RD— Page 14. stance, police reported today. The Consul. Andrija Klaric, 35, was reported in critical condition with a chest wound. Dara Rogic; 38-year-old Yugoslav woman who was in the car with Kiaric was uninjured. Police are searching for the two attackers. The Yugoslav consulate general in Munich believes the attackers were Yugoslav exiles, a spokesman said. captain's cabin for dinner Tu^ft- day night, lifting himself out of his chair. 'There she * * goes,' he Mid when his glove floated out of hatch. He 'eadily agreed when Itfe- Divitt said the picture! turned out well. McDivitt also said he happy to see that the American flag on ASTKONALTS-Paf*

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free