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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for th MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT VOL LXIV Associated Press tnd United Press Full Wires THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WAN i Seven copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 1957 E S NEIGHBOR S This Paper Consists of Two Nt 39 i MeteorTesf Paves Way to the Moon A MIGHTY LONG LIST It hardly seems possible but Georgie Cuesta 2 told this group of Santa Glaus helpers in New York that his long Christmas list theyre holding didnt include everything he wanted But he AP Photofax said it would have to do Georgie gave the list to the helpers as they gathered for a briefing before manning stations to solicit money for the poor Transition Being Made in Treatment of Mentally III at Iowa Institutions By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOINES UP Disclosures that several persons of relatively high intelligence have been pa tients for many years at the Glen wood State School points up what some state officials describe as a transition in procedures and treatment in the field of mental illness Gov Hcrschel Loveless will make trips to various state mental and penal institutions to confer with the institution heads to see wheth er there are other forgotten people In the old days a patient en tered at a mental hospital was generally expected to remain there at least indefinitely Now special state funds are being used As a result of the disclosures to hire specialists Their attempts will be to rehabilitate and release as many of the patients as is practicable First it was disclosed that Mayo Buckner 67 Lenox although of relatively high intelligence and an accomplished musician and printer has been a patient at the school 59 years Similar reports on a few others followed Robert Lappen chairman of the State Board of Control said the Cold Front to Follow Warm Trend Temperatures in the 40s and 50s were forecast for Iowa Saturday afternoon as a surge of warm air broke the nearzero grip of win ter The Weather Bureau observed that Iowa should lose quite a bit of its snow cover as the rising temperatures move in accom panied by westerly winds averag ing 20 to 30 miles per hour However another cold front floating down from Canada was expected to make itself felt in northwest Iowa Saturday night Occasional light rain Saturday and possibly a few snow flurries Sunday were forecast for the northern counties Temperatures Saturday night ranging from the upper 20s in the northwest to the 30s in other parts of the state were predicted Lows Friday night varied from 14 at Mason City to 30 at Sioux City The mercury is expected to hit a crest in the 30s and 40s over the state Sunday Highs Friday ranged from 33 at Mason City to 40 at Lamoni Peace Manifesto Issued by Reds of 64 Nations MOSCOW Commu nist parties of 64 nations issued a peace manifesto Friday night appealing for a ban on nuclear weapons and an immediate end to nuclear tests The appeal which closely fol lowed previously expressed Kremlin policy was compiled by Communist leaders in Moscow during recent celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Russian revolution It followed Fridays 12nation communique warning that if bel licose imperialistic maniacs start a war imperialism will doom itself to destruction The Yugoslav delegation in Moscow signed the peace mani fcsto but did not sign the com Mme5 munquc which was sharply cntrains and hj h d ical of US and western foreign rcgion policy TO ASK BIDS tnrical society building in low Citjr The Mason City Mostly cloudy with snow flurries continued cold and somewhat windy Saturday night low 1622 Partly cloudy and colder with a chance of snow flurries Sunday high 27 32 Iowa Partly cloudy little colder extreme northwest warmer in southeast Saturday night low 3934 northwest 3439 south east Mostly cloudy Sunday colder north and west few snow flurries northeast high in 30s north 40s south Minnesota Cloudy and much colder Sunday Scattered flur ries GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Maximum 33 Minimum 34 At 8 am 33 YEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum o Another 2000 Dip in Number of Iowa Farms WASHINGTON ffi The num ber of farms in Iowa has de clined steadily since 1934 follow ing a national pattern The Agriculture Department reports there were 197000 farms in the state in 1956 as compared with 199000 in 1955 and 201000 Mountain Is Shaken by Tiny ABomb HOUSTON Tex A tinj nuclear bomb made a mountain jump six inches in a test north of Las Vegas Nev Atomic Energy Commissioner Dr W F Libby said Friday night Libby said the was ex ploded deep in the bowels of the mountain in an experiment to see whether nuclear energy can be trapped and later brought ou under control for peaceful uses Vast Power The AEC scientist said the vast power released by the exploding bomb now is trapped 800 feet deep inside the mountain and that a well is being dug toward it When the power is reached he said an attempt will be made to draw it off under control and utilize it An AEC press official said the bomb was set off Sept 19 near Las Vegas and was of the 13 kiloton range which is equal to 1000 to 3000 tons of TNT Additional Details The official said the explosion was announced at the time but that it appears that Dr Libby made public some additional de tail that had not been published before Atomic workers dug a 2000foot tunnel horizontally from the bot tom of an 800foot shaft and plant ed the bomb at the end of the tun nel It was then detonated All this heat and energy is board has known of the Buckner ase for 8 or 10 years But Lap Jen continued Buckner has no amily or job to go to and undei he circumstances the board be ieved it was undesirable to re ease him One of the results of use of the special state funds will be ap pointment of Dr James 0 Crom well superintendent of the Inde pendence state hospital as acting state mental health director Means of Help Dr Cromwell says many pa tients could leave the institution if communities would provid some meansvtif helping the tients make a living Anotbe means of help he says would b friends family or a place to go Dr Cromwell commented tha many patients who could be re leased lack self confidence an many have an unwillingness t leave the security of the institi tions for the uncertainty of th world outside Meanwhile George Callenius member of the Board of Contro indicated that there might be means of releasing Buckner H said Alfred Sasser superinten dent at Glemvood is looking int that possibility with the authorit to act No One Blamed Lappen has said he doubt whether surveys of the various in stitutions will turn up many case such as that of Buckner Loveles commented that he is not blam ing anyone for the situation an that it points up the need for state mental health director Tha office has been vacant about tw years The Iowa Legislative Intcrin Committee this week released th remainder of S250000 provided b the 1957 Legislature for use thi fiscal year in abtaining additiona professional personnel for th mental institutions Most of th institutions will share in th money Another will b available for the next fiscal year 11101 aim fiicJKV JS m 19o4 The report shows the closed up in the mountain Lib peak year in Iowa was 1934 when by said It cannot go anvwhcre the state had 223000 farms jit must stay right there until it Consolidation of farms dcveljis tapped opment of suburban nrcas and expansion of industry into rural areas are among the factors blamed The report shows these totals for Iowa Farms in other years In 1930 2150000 8 Persons Believed Dead in Landslides VANCOUVER B C W Land which came as torrential Hie Prince Rupert BC Friday with the possible loss of eight lives of the incident were DAVENPORT UP William only fragmentary channeled to J Pctcrsen superintendent of this city 500 mites to the south by the Iowa Historical Society said way of amateur radio operators Fort Madison Fire Takes Second Life FORT MADISON Lila A Sanity Test for Ed Gem WAUTOMA Wis W Edward lein selfconfessed grave robber and slayer of two women Friday vas committed to Wisconsins lentral State Hospital for the Iriminal Insane The commitment for an initial period of 30 days was ordered nine minutes after the 51year old bachelor recluse entered the ourt room for his arraignment on firstdegree murder charges Circuit Court Judge Herbert A Bunde said that the mental ex perts at the institution musfmake wo determinations Whether jein is now competent to stanc rial and whether he was sane a he time of the crime Dist Atty Earl Kileen said that if ein is found insane on both de terminations it is likely he nev er jvill leave the institution at IVaupun Wis To Open Graves Kileen also said after a con ference with other officials and defense counsel that two of the raves which Gein claims to iave violated will be opened anc checked Monday Kileen said two Plainfield Cemetery graves identified b Gein would be opened the pain less way with the permission o relatives if theseshow no evi dence of violation the project wi be dropped Gems parents ar buried in the same cemetery In the event no looting is foun a renewed investigation for ih origin of the other grim relic would be instituted Investigator say they have parts of at leas nine other women Specific Gein is charged specificall with murder and mutilation las Saturday of Bernice Worden 58 yearold hardware store opera tor in Plainfield seven mile from his farm Healso has admitted slayin and butchering Mrs Mary Hoga in December 1954 Gein said Mrs Warden ani Mrs Hogan were shot to deatl on impulse when it occurred t him they reminded him of hi paralyzed mother whom he hat nursed until she died at their se eluded farm home 12 years ago SAME I White flij means no traffic deith 2J hours William Tate Resigns as Iowa State Senator Brown 29 died at a hospital here Saturday of burns suffered in a fire which earlier had claimed the life of her 5yearold son Marty Mrs Brown suffered third de gree burns over most of her body Friday when her clothing caught fire as she wastrying to rescue her son from the flames The fire started when a can of paint cleaning fluid with which Mrs Brown was cleaning some brush es was ignited by a space heat Stale Sen William H Tatc R Mason City mailed a letter of jresignation Saturday to Gov Her schel C Loveless and Lt Gov WiHiam Nicholas Tate was sworn in Monday as western Iowa real estate officer for the Post Office Department This forced his resignation The Iowa Constitution says no per son holding any lucrative office under the United States or this state or any other power shall be eligible lo hold a seat in the General Assembly The Mason Cityan said that if there is a special session of the BUS OVERTURNS cr State Legislature next year a spe cial election will be held to fill the balance of his fouryear term Tf there is no special session SWISHLK Iowa schoolmates scat will be filled in the hCnOOl IrtlC S Will OC I Friday bids will be received in o other means of commimicaibus skidded into a ditch and over1958 general election February for the 5500000 hislion remained with the city ofturned ncar here Fridavbut the Talc was clrctrd s t im kiiviLU o state senator Q Art 11 iv ciccicij isiaic sriicuor a 8500 persons J50 miles southeastisix pupils and the driver escapedlast year aflor having served six of Kelchikan Alaska linjury years in the House 1 WILLIAM H TATE BUSINESS END OF ROCKET This the Aerobee rocket showing three shaped charges which fired two artificial meteors into outer space and beyond the force of gravity The manmade meteors were seen after the nighttime firing because they glowed briefly like real meteors but moved away rather than toward the earth Rocket BULLETIN CHESHIRE Eng The carrier rocket of the first So viet satellite reported missing all day finally showed up on radar Saturday off schedule and coming but still intact CHESHIRE England burned out carrier rocket of the first Soviet Satellite disappeared presumably disin up in the atmosphere British scientists re ported Prof A C Lovcll director of the worlds largest radio tele scope at Jodrell Bank said the halfton rocket casing could not be located first time it was not tracked here since the Russians launched it The rocket carrier Friday took a comparatively sharp dip and appeared headed back into the earths atmosphere Scientists said the resulting friction caused by the atmosphere would turn the rocket into a ball of fire and burn it out before it could reach the earth U S experts estimated earlier that the rocke would remain aloft until about Dec 11 It and the accompanying satellite were launched Oct 4 The main satellite is expected to stay aloft several weeks long er The rocket carried the first Russian satellite into space seven weeks ago The second Soviet satellite which carried a dog as a passenger was put in orbit Nov 3 There have been no def inite predictions yet as to when Sputnik II might fall Moscow indicated Friday the rocket had made more than 730 trips around the earth traveling at about 18000 miles an hour No Decision in Forest City Vote FOREST of the Forest CityLeland school district failed to give a 50 per cent ma jority to any of the four sites for the new high school at the spe cial election Friday A second vote will be required It will be held Tuesday at the Winnebago Courthouse from 9 a m to 7 p m There was a total of 1563 votes cast Friday with 16 spoiled bal lots The site at the south edge of town received 512 votes the one wast 454 cast 413 and the site north of town 168 Second of Dionne Quints Married at Home Town Church CORBEIL Ont Wt About 100 guests with invitations and hundreds more without them waded through heavy snow Sat urday for the elaborate wedT ding of Cecile Dionhe second of the quintuplets to be mar ried Annette was married ear lier this fall Cecile 23 and her fiance Philippe Langlois 26 were married by the Rev Paul Syl veslre in Sacre Coeur de Jesus Roman Catholic Church of Cor bell the Dionne familys home parish The church is near the bur place of Emilie thequint uplet who died in 1954 The newlyweds plan to live in Lachine Que near Mon treal after Langlois lakes a months vacation from his work as a broadcasting network and audiotechnician MEETING SET DES MOINES five member committee looking into Iowas system of granting pa roles and pardons will hold its first meeting Monday Escape Force of Gravity FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE Mass An Air Force scientist said Saturday that the success ful launching of artificial mete ors into interplanetary space un doubtedly prepares the way for a rocket to the moon Maurice Dubin of the Geophysi cal research directorate of the Air Force Cambridge Research Center said that by using a tech nique similar to that employed to hurl meteors into space scien tists could hit the moon He said such a moon rocket would travel under conditions similar to those through which the artificial meteorites broke out of the earths gravitational pull 10 Hour Trip He said the rocket would taki about 10 hours to travel t h e I 250000 mile dis tance to the earths closest space neighbor I since gravity would exert a greater forcel on the rocket than on the pel lets The pellet e x p e r iment1 should a fo DUBIN j prove very useful as a toll for controlled experiments in physics of the upper atmos phere Dubin said Scientists Friday night said tha artificial meteorites blasted into space from over the New Mex ico desert have unquestionably escaped into interplanetary ar eas Dubin said the 40000 mile aa hour speed of the ball bearing sized pellets broke through the earths gravitational pull and are possiblybeing drawn into the or bit of the sun First Test The space experiment at the Hoiloman Air Force at Ala mogordo NM was believed to be mans first penetration into in AEROBEE TAKES OFF The Acrobec rocket that fired the artificial meteors into space terplanetary space The initial announcement of the project was made here Friday Dubin explained that the artifi cial meteors actually were frag ments of the aluminum nose of the vehicle and it was impossible to say precisely how large or how numerous they were Tracked by Camera He saidhe had no doubt that some of the fragments probably shot off at a more nearly hori zontal angle to become earth satellites However since they were not high enough to escape atmospheric drag they would not last long and in any case would be so small as to be invisible scientists said They added that other fragments no doubt plunged earthward soon after the explosion He said proof that the meteors had been blasted from the tip of the Aerobee rocket successfully was obtained by photographic means Dubin said Harvards Baker superSchmidt meteor camera at Sacramento Peak Observatory in Mexico was able to make a picture of one of the artificial meteors leaving the rocket an in stant after the explosion in its nose 54 miles above the earth 100 Pellets Although the firing occurred at pm CST Oct 16 Dubin said scientific confirmation that the meteors had been shot up ward at a velocity sufficient to escape the null of the earths gravity had only been received in the past few days The evi dence was received from study of the tracking cameras near the site he said Dubin said there were upward of 100 aluminum pellets fired simultaneously from three takes off in a blast of exhaust shaped charges in the dc and dust at the Air Force rocket itachcd tip of the rocket test center in New Mexico j A shaped charge was   

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