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Find Glass Droplets in Moon Dust HOUSTON, TEX. (AP) The mysterious black moon dust gathered by the Apollo 11 astronauts contains ."wonderfully lustrous" bits of glass that may have rained down on the moon after a meteor impact, a lunar mineralogist reported Monday. Dr Cliff Fronde!! of Harvard University disclosed at a news conference that perhaps one- third or one-fourth of each particle of dust is composed "of minute spheres of glass ranging in size from microscopic to a few tenths of a millimeter. "The color," he said, "ranged from dark brown to yellow to yellow-brown. The particle* are wonderfully lustrous and reflecting." Frondell speculated that the spheres of glass probably resulted from "condensation of a gas or vapor created by the impact of a meteor. The gas turned into droplets, condensed and rained down on the lunar surface." Frondell also said the dust, which has excited scientists since it arrived at the Manned Spacecraft Center Lunar Receiving Laboratory Saturday, contained a crystalline compound similar to many rock- forming compounds on earth. He said the dust also was made up of an unnamed opaque material. Volcanic Rocks Other scientists who have been examining the first box of Apollo 11 rocks in vacuum chambers in the lab, reported some had characteristics of earth rocks that are volcanically-formed. Dr. Don Morrison of the Manned Spacecraft Center re ported many of the rocks appear to contain minerals "similar to minerals common to the earth's crust." He emphasized that the examination is not far enough along to make a definite determination. Morrison noted some rocks appeared vesticular — "like bubbles that escaped from volcanic molten material." Dr. Eugene Shoemaker of the California Institute of Technology said finding the glass spheres in the dust was the big gest surprise so far in the investigation. "I think," he said, "that we can look to this granular mate, rial for the most exciting news." He said he was sur prised by the abundance of the dust. Escape Moon "Normally," he said, "a meteorite ejection of this sort that Tuoi.. July 29, 1969 ]>F.S MO INKS RKMSTF.R PREVIEW OF YOUR ENTERTAINMENT WOULD AID IN BUILDING RAMP PARKING- Continued jrom Page One for 15 minutes under the new proposal. Rates at the few long-term , ..., •««i»r« icnm* ,,n *A tn hmirei LIBERACE - The comedy antics of Minnie I'earl, Mike meters (some up to 10 hours, ^^ ^ ^ CM ^ p ^ QMK (Vctcran Hritis|l varicly would increase from the present. stars)) a]ong with the smoot h singing of special guest Nancy 2Mi-cents an hour to 5 cents an;\yilson are featured on tonight's show. For his concert, Liberacc plays "Look of Love." 7:30 p.m., CBS: KEI,0-TV. Sioux Falls; WIREPHOTO (AP) Picket Kennedy Compound The Best on TV Today The Register presents the pick oj the dan's network television entertainment — PRE-weu:cd hi/ the Rrrjistcr stajf nf experts who have attended rehearsals, screened films and rend scripts in New York and Hollywood. Ml times shown are Central Dayluiht. Today's best: at municipal parking KEYC-TV, Mankato; KGLO-TV, Mason City; KIIQA-TV, Hanni- KRNT-TV, Dos Moines: \VHBK-TV, Rock CHANNEL CHUCKLES By Bll Kcane DES MOINES b 30 Bl'k 7 00 CR'i 'Jew, 7 30 Bill Riioy 8 00 Kan'i.uo:i 0 00 Lucy Si'ow 1 30 M. Rrub.tVrr 10 00 A Grifdih 10 30 D V,vi Dylio 11 00 Love nf Lif" 11 30 Se,ircn T-nw 12 00 C.i-onjf Wyne 12 .10 VVn-M TUMIS 1 00 SpKrvbrH ; 1 30 Guiding 1 ii'tt 11 2 00 Secret Slomi KRNT-TV 8 2 30 Edge of Night 3 00 LinklPtters *> 30 Gourmet 4 00 Mike DougUl 'j 10 CBS News fc 00 News, Sports (. V) Lancer 7 iO Liber.ire R '0 Doris Day r > 00 PrfJ. Nixon 9 .50 Middle 10 '10 Nn»5, SpOrlS P J r > Playboy Se,i Spray Girl grabs for sign carried by one of several demonstrators who picketed the Kennedy compound Monday evening at Hyannis Port, on Cape Cod. The could melt rock would eject particles at such a speed many would escape the moon's gravitational field." He also said that the abundance also indicates there is less bombardment of the moon by miniscule objects from interplanetary space — objects like micrometeorites which would break up these small particles. Dr. Harold Urey of the University of California said that, based on initial examination of the samples, "it looks as if there could be lava How. But I'm still puzzled about it." Scientists have argued for years over whether the moon's craters were formed by volcanic action, by meteor impact or by both. Shoemaker said that examination of a core sample which the astronaut collected near the surface is lumpy. He said the material in the tube was "rather coarse-grained" — like soft Smothers Brothers Back Aiter TV Censorship Row By Richard K. Shull (North American Ntwiptper Alliance) NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Smothers Brothers, knocked off television last spring in a censorship battle with CBS network, will rise again via special syndication through an Indianapolis-based firm, National Teleproductions, Inc. The new deal for the Smoth- erses calls for: -Broadcast of the last show the Smotherses did for CBS which the network refused to carry last Easter. -A M-minute special starring the Smothers Brothers and featuring the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and Pat Paulsen. -More special shows,plus development plans for a possible daily talk show format. Homeless Boys Since the brothers were fired by CBS last spring, they have been unable to find a home on any of the U.S. commercial networks. "The agreement for the TOM SMOTHERS DICK IMOTHiRS broadcasts was reached in Los Angeles," Howard Zuckerman, president of National Tele- productions, said. "It hasn't been inked, but we're in agree- iiiiiiiiiiimiiimmiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiii TELEVISION iiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiimiimiiiiiiiimiii ment. I've already screened the first show for advertisers in New York, and I'm in the process of lining up station clearances. "We'll call our operation The Fourth Estate. Since there are three commercial networks, it's obvious where we got that name." Zuckerman said the shows will be syndicated — sold station by station — and he plans to line up outlets in at least the top 100 markets for them, possibly using a direct-wire special broadcast in early September — "before the networks start their fall seasons." He said the 90-minute special will be taped in San Francisco in September and prepared for broadcast in December. Zuck- material that had been pounded into lumps by meteor impact. The panelists agreed that weeks and months of examination will be necessary to make any definite conclusions. Earlier, scientists poking through the soil cores from beneath the surface turned up a shiny pebble that looked something like a pearl. A professor reporting on the finding described it as "a small, sub-rounded, roughly peanut-shaped fragment a few millimeters across" with a "luster which glistened very brightly under the microscope lamp." I n other developments, technicians found a way to overcome problems with a cracked glove used to handle moon rocks in a vacuum chamber. The glove, which would have required 60 hours to replace, could be reinforced by slipping another glove over the outside, officials said. Laboratory handlers will begin injecting moon dust into 354 germ-free mice today to assure themselves it does not contain lunar organisms dangerous to life on earth. If the mice become ill, the astronauts' quarantine could be extended. Astronauts' Tales Meanwhile, elsewhere at the space center the Apollo 11 astronauts, healthy, relaxed am talking into recorders, poured out more details Monday o their flawless flight to the moon. Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E Aldrin, jr., and Michael Collins reported from their quarantine quarters that none of the three has experienced any ill effects from their eight-day adven ture. They have required no medication since their splashdown and recovery Thursday in the Pacific. The astronauts and 14 quar antine companions will emergi from isolation Aug. 11 if they remain healthy and scientist demonstrators protested Senator Edward M. Kennedy's televised explanation of his car accident at Edgartown, Mass., in which a young woman drowned. Report Ted Has Given Up On 72 Bid tor Presidency By David Mathew WASHINGTON, D.C. (REUTERS) — Deeply depressed by the ccident which claimed the life of pretty Mary Jo Kopechne, Sentor Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy has virtually ruled out seeking the •residency in 1972, congression- il sources said Monday. The Massachussetts Demorat, who remained in seclusion lour. Fees . . „. rnmns wntilri inorpasp frnm is' 08 '" KMEG, SlflUX ramps would increase from 15, La Crossc . WMT . TV Codar Rnpjds; W 0\V-TV, cents an hour to 25 cents an o man g hour. - - • • The parking rate increase was first suggested In a recent report by Ramp Consulting Services, Inc., of New York, the city's consultant on Its parking ramps. In addition to alleviating downtown traffic, the increase in parking meter fees would permit the city to build another downtown parking ramp much sooner than with present meter income. Herman Bads, city director of traffic and transportation, said it would take eight to 10 j years for the city to accumu- j late enough "excess" parking! meter revenue to support an-! other downtown parking ramp. But with the increase inj rates, he said, the city would have the revenue required to build another ramp in four years. Hurt Downtown Scott, in voting against the proposal Monday night, said the parking fee hike "is bound to be a little detrimental to the downtown area because this is a pretty drastic increase. DES MOINES / CO Today " 0.) Tflkr, T,'.,i 9 33 Ccncrm> ijion 10 iW Personality 10 30 Hlyd Squ.irf, 11 00 Jfop.i'dy 11-30 Eye Guess 12 00 NI-.V, 12-15 Cartoons 12 30 Movie 2 00 Anoth. World WHO-TV 13 2 .0 Don t Say 3 00 Matr.h Game 1 10 Floppy 1 00 Movie '> )Q MBC News IS 00 N»ws. Sportj fi 30 Trek 7 30 Jul-a :-• 0: Mil Mone 10 00 V.v $p-»ts !0 n Tnn-'iht "And now, slowing our program to a walk. . . ." Radio AM (standard kc) 640 — WOI, Ames; educational 910— WSUI, Iowa City; educational 940— KIOA, Dei Molnes DES MOINES KDINTV 11 5 15 Friendly Gianf ' 00 fact 5 30 MiUeroqers 7 30 Ar.,-er<t 6 00 What's New R 00 Festival b 30 fining Places 9 00 Speak I'reely AMES WOI-TV 5 7 30 Cisco Kid 3 00 Sluidows 8:00 Rohin Hood 3.30 Cisco Kid 8 30 J. Lalanne 4 00 Ripcord 9.00 Magic Window 4.30 Everglades 1040— WHO, DCS Moines; NBC 1150— KWKY, Des Moine< 1350— KRNT, Des Molrws; CBS erman said the Beatles' portion of the program will be taped in London "since one of them can't get into this country anymore." National teleproductions was formed less than two years ago primarily for production of TV commercials and remote coverage of sports events. It has three complete mobile production units, each valued at more than one million dollars which travel anywhere in the country complete with production staffs. Johnny Cash Teleproductions became interested in entertainment shows earlier this year when it was hired to supply production facilities for Johnny Cash's summer show on ABC network which is taped in Nashville, Tenn. Since then, Zuckerman has launched two syndicated series, "Scene '70," a rock music show now seen in 80 markets, and "Sun Country," a country- and-western variety series starring Hank Williams, jr. (not yet in release). network link-up for simulta neous broadcast through all the stations. Program Parlay He said the hour show (made originally for CBS) and the 90-1 his deal with the Smothers minute special would be sold j brothers is his first venture together. i into ''big star power.' show was turned out uncover nothing harmful in th rock and dust samples stolen from the moon. The moon crew faces eigh more days of de-briefing. Baby Animals Featured at Fair Baby animals will be getting their Iowa State Fair legs later this summer in order to make a proper debut in the Children's Farmyard. Chicks, hatching obligingly on the spot, ducklings and lambs will te in the gallery. The roster will also include colts, pigs, lambs, kids, rabbits, puppies, chicks, ducks and other poultry, accompanied, of course, by the mothers. The Farmyard is a project of Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.), who are vocational agriculture students in Iowa public highs schools with the Ankeny F.F.A. chapter in charge. it his Cape Cod home at Hyannis Port, Mass., probably will remain in political life, al- hough he has not made an announcement yet. But sources said the last surviving son of he Kennedy family now felt ^V." strongly inclined to limit himself to the Senate. Down the Road The 1972 election "has never been in the front of his mind — it is too far down the road," said Kennedy press aide Rich ard Drayne. Kennedy's chief concern is 1970, when he Is up for re-elec tion, Drayne said. While the 37-year-old senator tiis wife and some friends went boating in the family yacht "Marlin," aides started going through the thousands of letters responding to Kennedy's nation wide broadcast Friday night on his involvement in the July 18 crash in which 28-year-old Miss Kopechne was drowned. The assistant Senate majority leader said be would step down if his Massachusetts constituents felt he could no longer represent them adequately. Postal officials said that of 12 sacks of letters delivered to Hyannis Port Monday, an estimated 90 per cent were to Kennedy. The sacks each contained about 3,500 letters. The Hyannis Port post office was unable to handle the volume and sent them to nearby Hyannis, from where they were taken to Kennedy's office in Boston. A Kennedy office worker said the mail was running heavily in favor of the senator. "This is the big one," said an aide in Boston. "We're also going over 2,500 telegrams. I've never seen anything like it." But telegrams to the Boston Globe, received from throughout the nation, were running two-to-one against Kennedy. Nephew in Group Seventeen young people marched past the Kennedy compound for the second consecutive day, bearing signs demanding more answers to questions remaining about the accident. As on Sunday, they were pelt- coast, in which the Washington secretary drowned when the car Kennedy was driving ran off a bridge into a tidal pond. Pundits questioned the Moines, Ames, educational;! way Kennedy handled himself during an 8-hour period before re porting the accident to the po- "I'm not against the whole program," said Scott, "but I am opposed to raising curbside fees to' the degree they pro- VanderLindcn said if the city is really interested in relieving downtown traffic congestion, it should remove the , owa Ci educa . downtown parking meters al- i t ^ Ml ste v co together. ! 97.3— KDMI-FM, Des Moines •; , im , , , , .. . ,„„, 1100.3— • WHO-FM, Des Moines " ' ... "They plan to do it in 1974 1 93 .3_ K WDM-FM. D« Moines; stereo anyway," said VanderLinden, i 104.1— KLFM, Ames; stereo; ABC-FM_ 'why not do it now? It would ~ 'orce people to park on the ramps and ride the buses, but ;hey could stiil get downtown. Massachusetts Democratic Party officials concede — privately — that his political future has been badly hurt by the tragedy. "I think Ted can remain in the Senate as long as he wants," said one state Democratic official, who declined to allow his name to be used "But I'm afraid that the White House is gone forever." Starts Snapping Photos of Mars PASADENA, CALIF. (AP) Mariner 6 snapped its first pic tures of Mars Monday night anc flight controllers at Jet Propul sion Labortory later said its camera seemed to be working well. Quality of the pictures—star of a week-long series which may show whether life in any form can exist on Mars—will not b determined until the space craf begins television operation tonight. «^ The stajt of picture taking came whife the 850-pound Mar iner 6 was still 771,500 mile from Mars and 58 million mile from Earth. FM (megacycles) 831 _ KO p 3 (FM , D es educational 90.1— woi-FM, 9 30 Frontiers 10:00 Route 66 11:00 Bewitched 11-30 That Girl 12:00 Noon Report 12:30 Make Deal 1:00 Truth, Con. 1:30 Dating Game 5-00 ABC News 5:30 Trails West 6 00 Naked City 6 30 Mod Squad 7:30 Takes Thief R:30 N.Y.P.D. 9:00 Dick Caveit 10:00 News, Sports "I think the majority of the people who park downtown are the people who feed the meters. Raising the fees will raise more money for the city and Car Accident Kills Boy, 16 (The Register's Iowa News Service) FARNHAMV1LLE, IA. - A 16-year-old youth was killed make a lot of people mad, but it won't solve any of the down- companion town traffic problems," derLinden said. Urges Legislation For Consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Virginia Knauer Monday said that far too often the average consumer who believes he has and his younger brother and a injured Monday Van-i night when their car left a ; county road just northwest of here and rolled over in a field. Authorities said Thomas James Knobbe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Urban Knobbe of Farnhamville was killed instantly 2 00 GPP Hospital 10:30 Joey Bishop 2 30 One Life Approve Housing In Cedar Rapids (Special Dispatch to The Register) WASHINGTON. D.C. - The Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved i a program submitted by the i Low-Rent Housing Agency of ! Cedar Rapids for leasing of 220 i low-rent housing units, U.S. Senator Jack Miller (Rep., Iowa) said Monday. He said 86 of the units will be earmarked for the elderly. ADVERTISEMENT OIL IN IOWA when he was thrown about 150. Oj , mcn am , KeoloK j s , 8 consider feet from the car. His brother, Joseph, and friend very a mercial been swindled finds that he has;hamville I, Jerry McCubbin of Farn-> discovered in Iowa. ille. both 13, were take n^/L"' ,°i!LVhiS ' likely that oil of com- valueg will ultimately The dis- gcrvea to reinforce this theory. no adequate means of redress, j to a hospital here for treatment \y e have prepared a Special Re- Mrs. Knauer, special assistant; of injuries, which were not be- port on this subject, which we to the President for consumer! lieved to be serious. lhink > ou wll find affairs, testified before a Senatej The Highway Patrol said the Judiciary subcommittee in favor; car, driven by Thomas Knobbe, of the proposed Class Action apparently was headed south Jurisdiction Act. and turned east on the blacktop and which you can have at the 'same time as our regular subscribers. These Reports are FREE while they last. Write for your free copy to: The bill would permit a group, road but went out of control; law suit in which representa-j after rounding the corner. I Iowa, tives of a large number of indi-l viduals with similar claims could sue on behalf of the entire group. Most consumer transactions, Mrs. Knauer said, involve relatively small sums of money and the private lawyer is understandably reluctant to take on such cases where the remuneration is slight compared with the work involved. MAO GIFTS TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) - Devoted Communist workers get gifts of Mao Tse-tung badges and copies of Chairman Mao's works. Monetary rewards, says B1JS IN RAVINE CUERNAVACA, MEXICO (REUTERS) — A crowded rural bus plunged 40 feet down a ravine near here Sunday night, the government, are not compat-1 injuring 55 of the 70 persons ible with^ Mao's thought. aboard. ed — with improved accuracy —with eggs thrown by young people of Hyannis Port. Standing among the egg throwers, but not participating, was Robert F. Kennedy, jr.', 14- year-old son of the late senator and a nephew of Edward Kennedy. Asked what he thought of the demonstrators, who vowed to return unless Kennedy resigns, the youth said shyly, "not During the 10 days of the j mucn <> fair Friday, Aug. 15 through Kennedy set no date for his .Sunday, Aug. 24 the Farmyard! return to Washington and the Zuckerman acknowledges wlU be east of the livestock P a '! rough-and-tumble of daily poll- vilion. The hour-long one of the finest by the Smotberses, according i* Jack Gould, critic for the New York Times. Zuckerman laid he plans to have it He said h.e located his firm in Indianapolis originally to escape the high costs of production in the usual TV production centers of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. CZECH TO BULGARIA PRAGUE, CZECH-. OSLOVAKIA (REUTERS) -, Czechovak Party Chief Gustav! Husak left Monday for a ^hort j visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of Bulgarian Party Leader Todor Zhivkov. tics. It was thought he would return to the nation's capital before the Aug. 13 congressional recess. Questions continued to be raised about the circumstances surrounding the tragedy on Chappaquiddick Island off the Massachusetts MUCH MORE MUSIC! on KRNT RADIO every morning Gives the information you want quickly and really plays MUCH MORE MUSIC! Hal says ... "Listen for these recordings on my show this week ..." Siftin 1 By the Dock of the Bay SERGIO MEMOES AND BRASIL '66 A Boy Named Sue JOHNNY CASH Sweet Caroline NEIL DIAMOND I Take A Lot of Pricfe in What I Am DEAN MARTIN Look At Mine PETULA CLARK MUCH MORE MUSIC ALL DAY LONG

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