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Independent Star-News, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1958, Pasadena, California TODAY RAIN NO SMOG Full Weather Report on Page 4 PRICE 15 CENTS 128 PAGES 6 SECTIONS PLUS TWO MAGAZINES SUNDAY FEB 2 1958 TV GUIDE Former President Harry S Truman Is Interviewed today by newsman Ed row on See It Now on channel 2 at 5 See tion pages in today's Independent SY OTHER CALLS SY RY ZE 48 DIE IN LA AIR COLLISION Bigger Satellite to Be Launched DATE SET BUT KEPT TOP SECRET First Satellite Sends Priceless Data to Earth WASHINGTON fP America's first earth lite is radioing priceless data back to earth as it whirls through space in a orbit that may keep it aloft for 10 years The solid success of the baby moon was established within hours after the long shaped instrument carrier was catapulted high into the skies over Cape Canaveral Fla day night and given a mighty shove around the world by an Army rocket At Cape Canaveral Maj Gen John B Medaris chief of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency at Huntsville Ala yesterday told reporters the Army has been ordered to launch one more satellite at the present time NEW DATA SECRET Medaris said the date has been set but will be kept se cret Observers aware of Army activity at the test center here say that at least one more bigger ing vehicle is on hand for use when a launch order is given The proposal for another launching was disclosed at a news conference conducted by the builders of the small rockets that made up the second third and fourth stages of the that last night launched the first U.S satellite Also for the right time to be launched is the Navy's three-stage Vanguard test vehicle with a aluminum sphere In Its nose The Explorer is traveling generally west to east around the globe's girth in contrast to the north-south paths lowed by the Russian niks but is not likely to be ible to the naked eye Scientists in Washington re ported to newsmen that radio transmissions from the Ex- as the Defense ment named the satellite are being picked up by tracking Turn to The Challenge of Sputnik U.S in Possession of Vast Diverse Missiles Technology Russ Succeed With Satellites But Military Balance Unchanged By LEE A DuBRIDGE President California Institute of Technology Editor's Note is the third of six ments an address by Dr Lee A president of in which he discusses the impact of the space age on American life and thought Why does Sputnik give us so much grave con- The main reason of course is that a rocket and guidance system good enough to put a satellite into an- orbit is certainly good enough to shoot a hydrogen bomb from Russia to the United States The guidance accuracy might be only 50 miles Of course a hit any place within 50 miles of New York or Los Angeles would be pretty bad though such accuracy is not good enough to destroy an airbase The accuracy will eventually be improved however So the Russians ore clearly very good rocket engineers This is the main thing that Sputnik proves They have put great effort on large rockets and are willing to use some of their military rockets for scientific experiments of great propaganda value That we were not willing to do Granted they are good rocket engineers what kind of military rockets do they Are they any better than Are they in production or still in the mental Will they have 100 next year or in 5 In any case how big a threat to us is one When will we have a long-range When will we have Or RUSSIANS FAIL TO INFORM US I These of course are all unanswerable and hence they are the ones that everyone speculates about It's no fun speculating about a question that can be Unfortunately the Russians have not in- formed us precisely just what type of military rockets they have when they will have them or how many They have made a few proud only the U.S Central Intelligence Agency knows how accurate those boasts are And is not telling what it knows By the same token in spile of all the press releases the VS Defense Department lias not told the full story of our rocket technology either The President did not say that we have over 30 types of guided missiles in development anii many of them in duction Sputnik alone does not reveal the full tary strength of either country It has revealed ply that the Russians are better rocket engineers Turn to Page 2 Wirephoto BURNING PLANE WRECKAGE substation in Norwalk after colliding with a Navy fighter plane shortly after 7 o'clock last night Women Learning See Scene Magazine Pasadena area women are raking advantage of a new kind of night school course at Pasadena City College It's the only automotive course offered In the area where the students never get their hands greasy You'll find this humorous article in today's Scene Magazine You'll find other features there today too Make Scene Magazine your Sunday Ing habit ica's first earth satellite was greeted yesterday with pleasure and a sigh of relief in Western Europe Some hoped it meant talks between the East and West would be brought nearer The Soviet people were told West Europe Pleased With U.S Satellite FIREMEN BATTLE FLAMES OF assisted by boy volunteers pour water on the burning wreckage of a huge military crashed in flames into the parking lot of the sheriff's Reporter on Job When Planes Crash Long Beach reporter Ed Kenyon was sit ting in the Norwalk sheriffs station checking on a when air disaster curred He said he a loud that shook the build ing It mini have been a jet another reporter re marked to Kenyon I started to say it was too oud for a jet when there was deafening re- called reporter Kenyon LIKE Then there was an shaking rumble as the plane struck The light of the fire illuminated the entire inside of the substation We jumped up and dashed down the hallway I thought My God it must be a bomb As we stepped outside the heat was intense Flames flashed up from the parking lat The plane had hit about nO feet from the back of the building on trie lot where over 100 sheriff's and vate cars were It seems like a nightmare Striking Pasadena City Lines bus drivers have offered to As I looked at the scene to work if the company will submit the dispute to an horror I My board for decision wagons out j Floyd bus driver and If management of two I shouted to a representative for will agree to TWO PLANES FALL OVER NORWALK Scores Periled by Debris Fire Damage Heavy By Wire LOS ANGELES A military transport with 1 persons aboard and a multi- Neptune bomber which carries a crew of ine collided last night low n the sky in a flaming ex- and crashed into a populated area A house in the crash area vas was set afire and police vere searching lor its two derly residents The Los Angeles sheriffs said that all aboard the believed killed At least two persons aboard he Navy Neptune bomber were known o have survived the sheriff's office said IN NAVY PLANE At least eight crewmen were aboard the Navy omber according to its home Los Alamitos Naval Air Station The big transport 1 WING SCUTTLES SERVICE STATION A wing from a military transport plans that crashed in Calif last night wrecked this gasoline service station across the street from the sheriff's substation The wing Hurtled across a busy street and hit the station Bus Drivers Seeking Arbitrary Settlement Attendant Narrowly Misses Death LONDON W The successful launching of shouted Without tration decision said decision I handed them over to a since drivers walked off the One must man who raced for the car Then I thought of the era and dashed for the ment and I pulled it out job last Dec 2 SUBMITTED Fugit said the arbitration of- NOT POLICY Markham replied according to them on the first only moments account without comment later in a congratulatory yes type commentary A top Russian scientist Dr A A Blagonravov gave the commentary in a Moscow home service broadcast He said the U S achievement was a good job but not quite up to Soviet performances Blagonravov said the rocket carrier used by the Americans is apparently considerably less powerful than our and that this small satellite cannot be as well equipped as our second satellite TODAY'S FEATURES Auld Lang City News Classified Footlights A3 Home Kids Scene Radio Scene Real Estate Show Time A3 Society Sports Stargazer 7 Theater A3 Television Scene Valley Vital Weather Afi Youth Birthday 7 tist added I W Germans Greet News With Relief BONN West Germany's American forces yesterday greeted launching of explorer satellite with sigh of relief Vice Chancellor Ludwig Er- hard who is acting head of the Bonn Government during Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's current vacation on the French Riviera congratulated the United States and The free world can look forward to ments with great confidence Better Answer Than Baghdad Pact JERUSALEM Israeli Sector Keep excitement caused here by crowd ion formed fer was submitted It has never been the filial was In his Cas station an air rained a hall of aircraft parts In Jjl station In tup dispatch lie what hr By RUAL ENOLW As Told to United Press NORWALK Cal IP I was j operating my gas station a p.m last night when heard the loud explosion anc when I looked up I saw th flames and fire from the crash ing planes I saw a section of the plan coming right down on the sta tion and tried to run out of COLLISION SEEK BY HUNDREDS HERE Sheriff's deputies in dena said residents of that area reported hearing an ex- plosion reverberating through about the time of the crash Two Glendora men Ing for their sons who had gone on a hiking trip said the explosion visible from that community's hill region Numerous readers called The Independent to report the crash was carrying 35 passengers and a crew of 6 bound for McGuire Airforce Base Military Air Transport Service Squadron headquarters at Long Beach reported First reports from the scene said many residents escaped with their lives by tlie narrowest of margins The crash scene resembled a battlefield Charred bodies were over a square mile area One shrouded body crashed through the skylight of a near empty bar narrowly All sheriff's deputies and cal squadrons of the California disaster office were thrown into the area to control the hundreds of curious who the search and recovery of the bodies The big fusilage of the huge transport crashed into a cant lot near the heart of walk while flaming chunks of wreckage were spewed over a square mile area HITS OPEX AREA The bomber hit in open area some two miles northwest of Norwalk near the little iFred Ferguson of the our company to put the way Instead I ran into a piec community of Santa Fe has been successful America's Weather cloudiness with rain likely today and tomorrow Minimum yesterday 53 maximum 74 Sun sets today p.m Sun rises tomorrow at launching of moon According to one of the very few top government officials available on the event Is a much bettor answer to the Soviets Mideast chief than Baghdad Pact Dr Pickering Flies Back to Pasadena The United States space satellite Explorer whisked into outer space by fuel rockets Friday night is quite satisfactorily close to the orbit originally planned for the satellite cording to Dr William F ering director of Caltech's Jet Propulsion laboratory Dr Pickering his face wreathed smiles as he stepped off a plane at Inter- national Airport last night was accompanied by three ol her beaming Pasadena sci n lists who played vital roles in the launching of America's first satellite at Cape eral Fin They Mrs Joan Stewart computer Dr A R chief of research analysis section and Dr li J Stewart chief of the liquid propulsion section road said in The Brother hood will place both disputes in tration on basis of items re- maining in dispute as of Jan 30 1058 and Conciliation handling of company finances that bounced off the main tail in the hands anyone but assertion and spun me around Mediation Service Grover L Markham super- intendent of Pasadena City Lines said arbitration is dia- metrically opposed to com-l metrically opposed pany policy j policy A telegram to Markham said he spoke for from the Brotherhood of himself and for K C Camp employe of our company Arbitrating a labor dis- pute seems to me to be dia It knocked me 20 or 30 feet bell supervisor of Glendale City Lines Both firms ore owned by Chicago City Lines Striking drivers have asked wage increases a week and other benefits 2 BOYS FEARED LOST IN INGLEHARt CANYON Two Glendora boys who set out on a fishing trip early yesterday were still missing last night The sheriff's department organized a rescue squad p.m The youngsters were Gerald Ratcliff 10 of 6816 Ben Lomond Ave and Billy Kiefer 11 of 340 W Laurel St the boys began their hike at inglehart Canyon which begins at the end of Palm drive The boy's sister Jean 13 said she started up the canyon with the boys at but became separated and walked hack down shortly after Both boys were carrying fishing gear and had ed to fish at Morris Dam Springs Three crewmen were thrown clear when the bomber I was installing a sealed beam headlight in a car on to that the grease rack when a car drove in for gas That was the luckiest break for me that ever I guess As it is the garage with the lube rack and where the car was were crushed I guess that car coming in when it did saved my life Southern California basked It came down in spring weather yesterday pieces but the large tail but a slow moving storm is tion hit right in the middle of scheduled to change the to More Rain Expected in Area the station It smashed poom right in the middle The tail could just as well have struck Freddie's rant next door and there were 75 people in there eating ECUADOR QUAKE QUITO Ecuador INS An earthquake shook day but little damage was re- ported The tremors caused a near panic in capital city as people fled their homes in fear that walls and roofs might collapse ture today The weather man said the disturbance covers a mile stretch of the Pacific and will bring heavy rain to the Los Angeles area today lowed by showers tomorrow An inch or more of rain is ex- in Los Angeles with more in the foothill and tain areas There will be fall at the feet Yesterday's bright skies gave Pasadena one of Its warmest days of the winter as the mercury climbed to 74 degrees t
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