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Press-Republican. (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) 1966-current, January 23, 1968, Image 1

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Fla <AP> . — Lunar Module I, forerunner of the spaceship expected to fer- ry U.S. astronauts to and from the moon's surface next year, rocketed into earth orbit Mon- day for a punishing test of its \landing and takeoff engines. j Guided by a computer direct- ed robot nicknamed the \me- chanical boy,\ the l$-ton un- manned mooncraft thundered away from Cape Kennedy at 5 >8 p.m. (EST) aboard the famed 181-foot tall Saturn I rocket which was grounded one year ago by the Apollo I fire that killed three astronauts. , The powerful Saturn I, weigh- ing more than 650 tons on liftoii. performed flawlessly as it end- ed a 16 - month stint on the launch pad It initially hurled tie bug-like Lunar Module, still attached to the rockefs last stage. intri^frTearlfi orBIt 138 miles high j During its first orbit, over Australia, Lunar Module 1 suc- cessfully separated from the Saturn Ts last stage for a busy* scries of engine tests to deter- mine if it is designed properly for the critical job of ferrying astronauts to and from the moon's surface. j While the 31.700-pound Lunar Module remained attached to the burned out Saturn I last stage, the combined vehicles be- came the second heaviest object ever placed in space. Their weight totaled 70.580 pounds, topped only by the 280.036-pound Satellite sent up last November by the United States first Saturn with ground based equipment, including a Kreon supply needed to control spacecraft tempera- tures and a power unit needed to permit electronic tests to be run between the blockhouse and Saturn 1 rocket. The same type booster, small- er than the mighty Saturn V which successfully flew its first test flight last November 9, is scheduled to loft America's first three-man Apollo astronaut crew into earth orbit about Au- gust. . ; •IIINtANO Nuclear armed plane •' %tf : h its ice nea r Where the crash took plac< A Plottsburgh A<r Force Base officer was killed when his S52 bomber crashed into an ice-covered Greenlond bay Sunday and sank with perhaps four hvdrogen bombs aboard Six crew merrbers survived Fatallv injured was Capt. Leonard Svitenko, 27, of 6204 Maryland Dr , the co-pilot. He is survived bv his wife, Patricia, end a daughter. He was the twin brother of Capt. -Lewis C. Sviten- \ko of 6256D Maryland Dr. The brothers entered the service at the same time 5;.< years ago and have remained together since then. Both transferred here late last spring from Lonng Air Force Base, Maine. Af the ttme of Leonard's death, both were pilots in the same organization—the 528th Bomb Squad- ron cf the 350rh Strategic Aerospace Wing at Platts- burgh •. . -. - ._., . The s : v other ere* members parachuted before t u e p-ane penef'-cted seven feet of ice m North Star Bay; carrying its nuclear weapons with it into deep woter beneath. ' ,; . .. In announcing the Crosh the Pentogon ct Wash- .n. DC , said the bombs were uncrmed \so that is no danger of a nuclear explosion at the crash £;te iin Nevertheless, the Danish gr^ernmc-t.. which c*ns nd, protested the presence of nuclear weapons its territory. • C* the six S'jrv'v'ng crew members, one—Capt t s Cr;ss, 43, ot 200E New Je^sev Ave , the nc gotor—was aT first listed as missing. . - . v But a search and rescue operation located him on undisclosed amount of time after the crash. When rescued, he was suffering frostbite of hands end feet and a fracture of a shoulder. . . The temperature was welLbelowzew Cnss was listed Monday as being in fair condU tion • .\..\ 4 . He and these other survivors were taken to the Thute Air Base hospital, Greenland. ., Capt. John Houg, 36, of 876B Nevada Oval, the plane commander; Maj. Frank Hopkins, 35, of 6240A Maryland Rd , radar navigator; Capt. ,Richard Marx, 29, of 6205 Maryland Rd. 7 electronics warfare officer Maj. Alfred J. D'Amario, 38, of 836A Nevada Ovot, o bose safety officer, and S -Sgt Calvin Snapp, 29, of Plottsburgh RD 1, gunner ........... ... Hopkins was reported to have suffered a broken arm \n parachuting from the doomed plane. All crew members except D'Amario ore members of the 528 Bomb Squadron in the 380th Wing. D'Ama- \-rio ts 055+gned to Wfng Headquarters Squodron The Pentogon announced the crash 18 hours af- ter the 6^2 smocked down during on emergency land- ing approach to the field at the Thule Base. No ex- planation for delay in the announcement was given. But the Pentagon reported Monday night that some of the wreckage hod been observed on the fur- face of the ice ty helicopters (Continued on Page 3) B52 bomber identical to one that crashed Reds engulfing north Laos 'Nervous' Big Board takes fall U.S. says patrol went in Cambodia LUANG PRABANG, Laos The space agency originally hoped to launch Lunar Module I at 2 p m. «EST: Monday, but the countdown clock was topped to resolve two problemi S600 million in his aid frozen WASHINGTON tAP - !r a riove des:cned to- slow do*r. inf- lauar. the Jonr.son adrriir.s'Lrz- tiar annxinccd Monday £ 'reez* &. to slates retar- of E>'yd *.\ Ftates th. t.Ibo- of se^ rr\ ca-jse T. i & >H ^V ?k '^' IT\' Ir*'»o 7~an5s>oria: I nake 5 yea* X\ ex tr • .1* r r - * r i^-i »r of •j»\»\ »^ >o-n< a\a. or.)v b.: t.v • ar* ine federal iable to the a^iL*t M : J )or. an iC/* z t-V f ed- -c fcr .a:rr . lAP. — Fresh troops were de- ployed around Luang Prabang on Monday but Laotian mill tan sources said resistance north of the royal capital has crumbled after the Communist victory at Nam Bac. f These sources said all govern- ment posts had been abandoned between Luang Prabang and Nam Bac 60 miies :-> the north and the scene of a government I debacle Jar. 12 They reported ! government control enends only a fe** rr.Jes sn each direc- tion from the royal cap.ta! .Senior Laot^r. officer? pre- \ cf)cl«! a rna>or attack on the capita! by the N^rtr. Viet- Laos, the Comn^nnists are_said to believe The 4.000 royalist troops who fled Nam Bac still are filtering back and many are being airlift- ed to Luang Prabang by .Ameri- can civilian helicopters About two-thirds of them are reported back behind government lines. American helicopter pilots re- . ported they \\ere not longer rr- ceivmg hea\-y ground fire tnat knocked down one helicopter last week This indicated the Communists were not pressmg the retreating royal troops. Royal troops captured Nam Bac and the valiey of the same t name from the Pathet Lao m * 196^ The vallev is rich in nee. Todav> to K U; International. t S Marines quit the deler^e of a Sojth Vjeinam town hejv} prvssjrt tram Nortn Vietnamese attacks Page . National weather zzsp. f*zgz 2 . . Stoct rrJirKx rt- . Page Is . . A sand of Corr.murur. raiders attempts I1 tbe prt-sQtr^ of S>uth Kcrea. Page I . . Pn:r>e M^:^- of Br.uan a^id Sovie 4 Presruer Kyypr. oper. zik* -• ! ? .11 a^out l^uc men Bw! tr^s vaew va5 coniradKt ed tr. Westerr. sources ir Vienti- ane tV a^r-.j-.j^traL^e c^>.ta to l*v veir T\iev sa#d •j\**- Co*r- w« r^ad £-ve- ciea' s:^ : of Nonh Vietnam .Mc}r»rj;> Leader Br>d*e> Par* 2 be r tnc Par? 2 . . state ti> scrap ^VEW YORK (AP—A nervous stock market took its worst loss in two months Monday as it be- gan a series of shortened ses- sions to allow brokerage houses to catch up with a huge backlog of paperwork The pace of trading was actu- ally heavier than Friday's al- though the four-hour session produced turnover of only 10 63 iruihon shares compared with 11 95 million for the full SVhour trading day Friday. Tte major exchanges have adopted the shortened sesswos untJ further nouce A scries of nine short sessions was ordered la«: August, for the same rei- ser Tr>g da\ s decide JoBtmec the wars; weeEy decline since early last November Brokers said in- vestors were confused about the ear'y ir*arket ciosmg and wor- Tied abajt r^certi warr.infs oc WASHINGTON (AP) - The United Slates acknowledged Mondav that * U.S. \ r iotname&o McQoskey said. \It was unin- tended and undertaken without mtrn* M patrol had crossed Cambodia's border \during the heat of bat- tle'' with Viet Cong guerrillas. The State Department said it sent formal regrets for anv Cambodian casualties that may ! have resulted from wtiat it called an unintended intrusion 75 yards : -is*de Cambodian ter- ritory last Thursday. Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Cambodia's chief of state, has I demanded that the International Control Commission investigate the violation of his border and the killing of three Cambodians \during the fizht R-obm J McOoskey. State Department press officer, said the modems occurred while an \ Americai>5buEth Vietnamese pa- tro! was defending itself from \>t Cong gunfire coming from both sides of the Vietnam-Caro- boduw: border fc We re^re: the fctruwm.\\ . It was the first officially ac- knowledged case in which j American forces invoked the right of self defense enunciated a week ago by Asst Secretary of State William P. Bundy. Bundy told newsmen that the United States would continue to I exercise this right if Communist • Viet Cong and North Viet- namese forces used Cambodia as a base for attacking Ameri- can forces in Vietnam and as a sanctuary for retreat McQoskey said Monday that ye* Airline tests now banned over cities WASHINGTON 4APt- ^ir— been received cm last Thurs- day *s border bgbt but he sajd preliminary informauon caies thaTffie 7 occmnrCv rn a Milage on die Sooth Vietnam side erf tbe border between Prey Yeng province n: Cambodia and Kieng Pboog procure ID Soctfa Vietnam. line pilots now are banned from dangerous training maneuvers over congested areas as a result , of a crash that killed 19 persons near the iNew Orleans airport |[ last year. Rep^etcber Thomp- son. R-Ga., saw Monday. The jet airliner knifed into a luxury motel as the pilots re- hearsed for a federal licensing requirement that pilots Jaod with power out on both engines on one wing. - -„ >* i'•''•&•&% ' A report by fee National Transportatjoo Safety Board Monday bUroed Hie Mcddedt oc the pflot and instructor be- cause tbty allowed the tB& )et to Hem Awra too*»ooc to oc ire DOCQ roes the plane. Thirteen otb- kiQed 00 fat groood nr-: Kr^ Saving COLT: ner are ct^rr^ P;W W >>^ss*or of r;ar.- \fc f5 it :-e hke *: r.io» >>ur !>J>- cr?*Tr>e- mrc cxr<: oc ar..mir P*r* ; . Per- s u>: iJttirr..v. -re ..:: State Lr-ve-fr:> Low-tax GOP unmoved by budget cuts • ^ • ' • l*3 rOV • AP — TV offsse: » nert !x h^»r lire? Trie? retflrted tfca: &e ad- m ^ r>« Bsit Re'p Jefcr. W S>raes r na w tax rrr^as^ tr> r^en^er of liie ^ar^..*n^»» tr4<f Are sfcers^ ^ «t E*.: a R^pu^ car rr-rr-,;*- Uac ^.t ?• -4

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