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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWS A It THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N E i G H B 0 R S VOL LXIV PMM and United rulJ LCLM cpy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 1957 Continue Countdown to Fire Satellite Despite Bigger Outlay for Defense Ikes Goal Balanced Budget Greathouse Gets Life in Prison Bandit Flees Jail Captured ELKADER Uft Within hours after his jailbreak and recapture Charles Greathouse 26 was sen tenced Wednesday to life inprison for bank robbery District Judge W H Antes pro nounced sentenci after Great house waived his rights to an at torney and his rights to additional time for sentencing Greathouse was led into court cuffed Give me the works he told the court Greathouse looked straight ahead and showed no emotion when the court accepted his plea of guilty to two bank robbery charges and assessed the life term maximum Taken to Penitentiary He was taken at once to Fort Madison State Penitentiary The plea of guilty was to charges of entering a bank with intent lo rob at McGregor last June 25 and at Farmersburg Nov 21 In court Greathouse showed no afteraffects of the hectic seven hour chase on which he led of ficers after he escaped from the Clayton C o u n t y jail oh a ruse Tuesday night He was captured in a farm barn about 3Vb miles southwest of Elkader Once during escapade in subfrcezing weather Greathouse fell through the ice on the Turkey River about a half mile east of here but made his way to the bank and continued his flight Found at 2 am Winneshiek County Sheriff Rob ert Hitesman Decorah one of four sheriffs who had joined 10 Iowa highway patrolmen in the search also fell through the ice while tracking the fugitive and had to be rescued by fellow offi cers Greathouse fled from the jail here about pm Tuesday and finally was found about 2 am Wednesday hiding in a pile of hay in a barn on the Clarence Brady farm southwest of here It was also in a barn on a farm near Volga where he was first ap prehended several hours after the Farmersburg holdup Model Prisoner Sheriff Forrest M Fischer of Elkader said Greathouse was a model prisoner and had given him no trouble Sheriff Fischer went into the jail cellblock Tuesday evening to check a noise of running water He left the door to the cell block open expecting no trouble from Greathouse The prisoner who then was not in a cell made a break through the door and fled through another door at the end of a hallway Grealhouse was attired only in lightweight clothing including a light jacket Greathouse apparently headed in the direction of he river on foot That was when he fell through the ice but managed to reach the bank Officers followed his tracks to the river and that was when Sheriff Hitesman fell BANDIT WARMS UP Charles con fessed bank robber shivers in his cell at Elkader short ly after his recapture He fell through the ice on a river and received a good soaking At right is Ray Farrell who helped recapture the fugitive Right to Take Water From Rivers for Irrigation OKd DES MOINES tfi The right lo take water from Iowa streams for irrigation use was upheld by the Iowa Natural Re cisions the council granted per mission for about 76Va million gallons of water to be taken from the Maple during the sum iiuin viic iiiayie UUIUIB me Slim sources Council Wednesday in mer months provided there its first mainr rnlmo nn its first major ruling on this point The council placed specific restrictions on such use of wa ter however and established the principle that a specified minimum stream flow must be maintained The ruling also left the door open to modifications in its pol is enough water in the Maple The permits are for three years only The three farms cannot in dividually take water from the Maple however if the flow at the Mapleton guage is at or be low 64 cubic feet a second If a joint arrangement is worked out they can take water until Tf j i tuci ta LdRe water until icy It said only experience can the flow drops at Mapleton to show the point at which a par 50 cubic feet a second ticular water level in a surface In issuing the permits the source of supply such as a river council raised a warning flag or lake will hurt public and pri for the future It said in part VPTA inrovAefp tt Any solution offered can be re vate interests in Iowa water re sources v The ruling was on three farm er applications to take water from the Maple River at points below Ida Grove In three de lied upon only as a practical or working approach to a problem which cannot yet be solved on the basis of time and event tested experience Billion Increase Proposed Demos Have WASHINGTON 0 President Eisenhower was described by Re publican leaders as making every effort to keep the budget in balance despite pro posed sharp increases in mili tary spending Sens Bridges RNH and Sal tonslall RMass said in sep arate interviews they believe Ei senhower will be able to avoid deficit spending Bridges chairman of the Sen ate Republican Policy Commit tee said he believes a twobil liondollar boost in funds for mis siles strategic air bases anti submarine devices and outer space developments is justified by Russian advances in the mis siles and satellite field Billion I believe cuts can be made elsewhere in defense and other activities so that the overall budget will be no higher than this years Bridges said I am sure President Eisenhower is making every effort to keep it within that framework This years spending is estimat ed at 72 billion dollars including Minor Delays Pop Up Crowd Jams Beach Area AP Photofax SATELLITE TRACKING ANTENNA Stevenson Declines Paris Bid purposes The proposed military increase for next year was reported after a fivehour bipartisan White House meeting Tuesday over which Eisenhower presided at in tervals for a total of about 2Vs for WASHINGTON m Adlal hours Defense Program SaltonstaU who heads the Con ference of all Republican Sena tors said the Eisenhower admin istration is not being stampeded by Russian accomplishments but is proceeding along lines of con fidence in accelerating the de fense program I am sure President Eisen hower is doing everything he can to keep within a balanced budg et SaltonstaU said Democratic leaders raised im mediate doubts the Congress they jcontrol will be satisfied with I Stevenson started slipping out of his role as Democratic consultant to the Eisenhower administration Wednesday The titular head of the Demo cratic to President Eisenhower in the 1952 and 1956 presidential Tuesday night he had no desire to extend his consultations to the Dec 16 Atlantic Pact NATO meeting in Paris He gave this reason If he went he would be without authority Some Differences Stevenson said he agreed with most of the Eisenhower proposals for revitalizing NATO to be pre sented at Paris But he acknowl edged differences between us Without authority to make poli cies he would be in the dilemma of having to support those with which he disagreed or keeping si lent through a patriotic desire not Minneapolis Warmer Warming Trend to Cover Iowa Warmer air advanced into Iowa Wednesday atfer temperatures dropped to near zero in parts of the state Tuesday night Under clear nighttime skies the mercury fell to 4 above at Water loo 5 at Mason City and 9 at Bur pected to continue through Thursj T day with highs in the 30s north frhe plant east to near 50 in the southwest3 ana million JolIar in Searchers Split Up Greathouse went southwest through frozen fields and groups of searchers split up Two farmers Raymond Far rel and John Eckhardt joined one group of officers which in cluded Deputy Sheriffs Roy Mo line and Don Nelson of Inde pendence and Highway Patrol men Robert Ohrt Virgil Stan meyer Lyle Peters Garland Morse and Blaine Goff Members of this group fol lowed Greathouses tracks as far as he Brady farm but a prelimi nary search of the barn did not disclose the fugitive Deputy Mo Jinc made a second check of the barn and found Grealhouse con cealed in Ihe hay Cement Piant Plans SevenWeek Shutdown WEST DES MOINES UP Of ficials of the PennDixie Cement Corp said Tuesday the firms plant willclose for seven weeks starting Dec 15 because in creased production has filled storage facilities R A Bechtold lwobilliondolar increase in p n sleand other spending Scverallcasef he feaiS his of them said the Eisenhower ad ministration lacked the sense of urgency they thought it should have President Eisenhower presided at most of Tuesdays fourhour conference with 31 Congressional leaders on defense and foreign policy He was on hand again Wednesday for a second meeting just for Republican Congression V AT JJCLHLUlll i plant manager said about 160 leaciers on the administra of 22 Generally fair skies are ex jlcnance workers will keep work iing completed Lows will be in the 20s east to 30s west Winterset Man Is Victim of Fire WINTERSET UP Lyle Berry 67 Winterset was found suffocated in bed after fire broke out when parently set Tuesday expansion program increasing capacity from between 4000 and 5000 barrels per day to 6500 HOLDUP WATERLOO masked bandit held up a grocery on the north edge of the city Tuesday night and escaped with about in currency 2 Persons Killed at Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS Itf Two persons were killed Wednesday in said an accident on a frostcovered overpass on US 275 about three home and abroad friends at would have been inhibited or misled All this was set forth in Steven sons formal statement explaining why he turned down the Paris in vitation which Eisenhower had extended less than 10 hours ear lier Cordial Meeting The two had met for the first time in four years just before a briefing of Republican and Demo cratic congressional leaders on the plans foi NATO and on other foreign and defense policy plans The President could not have been more cordial Stevenson la ter told a questioner Stevenson himself first an nounced Eisenhowers invitationj that he acco The Weather Mason City Mostly fair and warmer Wednesday night low 2228 Partly cloudy little change in temperature Thurs day high 3842 Iowa Partly cloudy and mild through Thursday Low Wed nesday night 2530 east 3035 west Fiveday Jowa Temperatures will average about normal southwest to slightly below nor mal northeast Thursday through next Monday Normal highs 31 north to 39 south Nor mal lows 15 north to 21 south Colder Friday and again Sun day Warmer Saturday and Monday No measurable pre cipitation is anticipated Cloudy flurries GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 27 5 21 trace 52 30 Walsh Named Deputy Attorney Genera WASHINGTON ifl President Eisenhower Wednesday picked federal District Judge Lawrence E Walsh 45 New York to be deputy attorney general Walsh vho has been serving as federal district judge for southern New York succeeds William R Rogers who was promoted to attorney genera when Herbert Brownell resigned Facts About TestMoon FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Facts about the first US test satellite inches Weight SAME miles south of here Killed in the crash were Pa tience Walker Oakland and Leon ard E Ellsworth Council Bluffs Mrs Walkers son John driver of one of the cars involved was injured and was reported in fair condition at Mercy Hospital Odebolt Farmer Is CornPicker Victim ODEBOLT Rector 72 was mangled to death Tues day when his clothing was caught in a corn picker on his farm near here Mrs RectorjtolsracH said she went to look for her husband after he failed to re turn home for lunch He had been working alone 4j that he accompany the U S dele gallon to the Paris meeting and said then he probably would wait a week or 10 days to decide But Tuesday night he said thatj unless there are compelling dei velopmelits I will not attend the I Paris meeting Agreement Reached on Scopus Dispute JERUSALEM Of Agreement has been reached in the Mt Scopus convoy affair Premier BenGurion announced day after two days conference with U N Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold 3W pounds It is expected to orbit around the earth at a height of about 300 miles at 18000 miles an hour Time for one complete revolution About 90 minutes The orbit will carry it in a band about 5000 miles wide around the middle of the earth It has two radio One powered by six solar cells in the skin and broadcasting on 108 030 megacycles and the other powered by mercury batteries on 108 megacycles Pek Velocity K all goes well this is what will happen The first blast will lift the rock et through an altitude of 36 miles and drive it lo a peak velocity o 3700 miles an hour In about minutes the liquic oxygen and kerosene fueling the first stage will burn out and the first stage will fall into the ocean 230 miles from the Florida coast Then the second stage the brain of the rocket will take over and boost it to a height of 140 miles This stage which con tains the guidance and control systems of the rocket will guide it into a more inclined trajectory and build up its speed to 9000 miles an hour Split in Half Duringthis period the nose CAPE CANAVERAL Fla There were indications Wednes day the Navys test launching of a tiny satellite might come later than planned perhaps even after sundown The earlier announced 11hour counldown preparatory period was going fairly smoothly but a Navy Research Laboratory spokesman said the 11 hours should never have been taken as a firm figure With a 4 am CST countdown start that would have placed the launching at 3 pm It appeared however that the 3 pm deadline would not be met A blastoff time was considered more likely The launching program was reaching its most critical phase few hours immediately be rore the firing Theweather while not the best heavy overcastand winds up to about 15 miles an apparently was sufficiently bad to interfere with the launch ing plans Timmg Measure Paul Walsh Vanguard project deputy director explained that in the countdown the men in charge Of the launching run through a check list of 23 typewritten pages As a timing measure the count is announced over the Cape Cana veral public address system once each hour in the initial stages As the launching hour approaches ihe count is advanced to every minutes then to every min ute and finally to seconds This permits every man to check to see that each part for which he is responsible is func tioning as it should at a given mo The dispute over sending con 17 Pasadena Calif Junior Col voys through Jordanian lege freshman will rule over cone will split in half and fall exposing the satellite for the first time In the flight through the dense lower atmos phere the nose cone will have protected the satellite from heat of 1500 degrees fahrenheit In the thin outer atmosphere the cover is no longer needed From 140 miles up to 300 miles the rocket will coast with little loss of velocity Then the second stage will separate and fall free after igniting he third stage engine which will build up the necessary orbital speed of 18000 mph Part of this velocity will be gained by launching the rocket toward the east to take advantage of the earths rotation When the desired speed is at tained a spring mechanism will separate the satellite and nudge x t ahead The third stage rocket ROSE Wood will follow the satellite in its ment of time Holds are so frequent and so routine that it is rare for a launch ing to be accomplished in the ex act time allowed On the other hand things occasionally check out so well that it is possible to speed up certain tests or omit them entirely The countdown delays for Pro ject Vanguard started at 8 pm Tuesday the first announced hour or a count beginning No Big Troubles Workers said nomajor troubles had developed but a myriad of minor electrical difficulties rayed wires shorted circuits and he combined to delay matters A couple of hours before the first planned launching the count down start was deferred to 11 pm and then to midnight then 1 am then so it went Much of the difficulty was as sociated with the first two stages of the threestage rocket because they involve the use of highly vol atile liquid propellants Rocket motors using liquid fuel are much more complicated and hence less reliable than those employing solid propellants While the 72fpottall rocket slender and graceful stood white and serene in its launching stand excitement swirled about it Cape Canaveral closed to all outsiders blazed with floodlights The Navy has been assigned the d the ix or VJ on Ml the Tournament of Roses on IHtle moon responsibility for launching six more small scientific satellites during the International Geophysi cal Year now in progress The project was given the name Vanguard and the Martin Co of Baltimore won the overall con tract for the rocket Directing Test Martins Vanguard team also 13 directing the test launching pro attempt to put three orfour comparatively simple 6V4 nch experimental spheres into an orbit around the earth before the nstnimentfilled 21inch moons are sent aloft As the launching hour of the fast nonCommunist Sputnik drew closer this part of Florida devel oped a feverish interest in the missile test center Even during arnnnH he early morning hours there At the leased the yere tches 10M 1OUO the beaches overlooking the closed area At dawn scores of persons waited on the sand un inoon   

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