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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited foi tha Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 3 1958 This Paper Consists of Two One No 100 Soviets Agree to Space Control Talks Vanguard Satellite Is Poised for Launching One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO ISOOj WO Ames tilO WTAD Quincy U30 WSUI la City U10 pm Sunday pm Tuesdaj pm pm Saturdij 48 Dead in Air Collision They Make the Desert to Bloom TT wouldnt be too hard to mak a desert man out of me Afaou one more jaunt intothe Southwes like the one I recently look thanks to the courtesy of TWA some civicminded people in La Vegas Tucson and Phoenix an a board of lenient judges an all my old aversion to the ari lands would vanish Im quit sure This five day junket it called by TWA a quickie vaca tion for aviation editors came to me for winning first place in a national competition for the 120 daily travel pieces I did in con nection with a 40000 mile air trip around the world a year ago My category was under publications with less than 75000 circulation This is where lenient judges fig ured in the matter In the party with me werel some 40 other newspaper maga zine radio and TV people from such remote spots as Boston Amarillo Los Angeles and Se attle About a dozen like myself were award winners the others were specially invited guests by reason of their importance in aviation Always in the past as Ive al ready indicated I have had a definite leaning toward the kind of verdant beauty which comes from ample precipitation and rich black soil Ive liked the treecovered mountains of LOS ANGELES of wo military planes over subur an Norwalk killing 48 persons brought a demand Monday for im mediate action on the part of the secretary of defense County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn noting that the Norwalk disaster was one of three aerial collisions over southern California in as many days said I am sending a telegram to the secretary of defense asking that he appoint a special investi gating court not merely to fix the blame for the crash but to study the increasing problems of air traffic in metropolitan areas Total of 55 The tragic took a total of 55 Friday Two Air Force B26 medium bombers smashed together over the desert east of Daggert killing the Eastern seaboard better than the craggy mountains of the West My midwestern bringing up has given my standards of beauty a utilitarian twist Hes Come a Long Way This may explain why I came home from my worldgirdling odyssey with the firm conviction that of all the places Ive ever visited including the 30 on this particular trip Hawaii was tops on those things a person seeks on vacation travel Rio de Janeiro was a close second marked down because of its enervating heat much of the year Now since seeing Arizona and Nevada closeup rather than through the windows of a train plane or automobile Im at least a little less sure of my convic tions Formerly when my friends from that part of the world would rhapsodize about the deserts beauty my impulse was to pity them Not so any more Ive had a glimpse into their thinking Maybe they arent such strange people after all Ive concluded Just what itjsf that has wrought this transformation in my ap proach to the subject Im still not quite able to say It could be of course these friendliest people Ive ever met exercised an undue influence on my previously held convictions If such is the case I hasten to add Im willing to forgive them In fact I rather relish the thought of a return visit for checkingup purposes Our dwellers in the Southwest have indeed mastered the art of gracious living First Stop Las Vegas Our first stop on the chartered TWA plane was at Las Vegas where we were transported to lush quarters on what has come to be known as The Strip My own assignment was to the Desert Inn Others drew such well known places as The Riviera the Sahara the Sands San Souci the Thun derbird and the Tropicana where we had our final luncheon Betty Grable headed the enter tainment bill at my Desert Inn For the second show 1 moved over to the Sands for Sammy Davis Jr If there had been enough time I could have seen Joe E Lewis Harry Belafontc Donald OCon nor Hank Henry and Dorothy Kirslcn Las Vegas doesnt spare CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 the twoman crew on one of them Saturday night over Norwalk a C118 Military Air Transport Serv ice plane and a Navy Neptune pa trol bomber rammed together And Sunday while investigator still were poking through charred wreckage at Norwalk two ian planes collided 30 miles eas of here All five occupants of th two craft died The Norwalk collision came o a cloudless night at 2500 feet with a fiery explosion witnessed by hundreds All Killed The MATS transport carrying service personnel and reservists had taken off from nearby Long Beach Municipal Airport for Mc Guire Air Force Base NJ five minutes earlier All 41 aboard were killed The Navy Neptune had departed from the Los Alamitos Naval Air Station a few miles away about 15 minutes before the crash Aboard the bomber were eight re LADIES IN Stewart Streit Toronto Canada is the pic ture of dejection as she and Mrs Les Johnstons Mason City watch their oppo nents tee off at the 37th hole of the an nual International FourBall golf match at Hollywood Fla Miss Streit failed to AP Photofax sink a short putt on the 36th and a playoff with the team of Mary Ann Downey and Marge Lindsay was necessi tated The DowneyLindsay combination went on to win the tourney on the 38th hole Details on sports servists on a routine training flight Two survived The two aircraft fell some 2V miles apart The Navy bomber crashed in damp earth of an abandoned clay pit missing blocks of homes by a few hundred feet The transport disintegrating as it fell hit in one of the busiest sections of Norwalk Bodies of 2 Emmetsburg Men Found EMMETSBURG bodies of two Emmetsburg men were found late Saturday night in thej wreckage of the light plane they had been using to spot foxes from the air earlier in the day Joe McEwan 43 and Leo Whor ley 35 were killed in the crash on the Delone Bolte farm about 10 miles east of here The plane crashed a consider able distancfrom the farm house and the road and the wreckage was not discovered until about 11 pm County Sheriff Dick Miller organized searching parties after the men failed to return home Saturday afternoon The wreckage was discovered by Al vin Keepers Iowa Falls Postman Collects for March of Dimes IOWA FALLS Robert Allen Iowa Falls postman walked from Eldora to Iowa Falls Saturday to raise funds for the March ol Dimes in Hardin County He col ected more than S500 He followed Highway 57 from Eldora to the unction and 65 north to Iowa Falls Some motorists stopped and gave him contributions Farmers along the way added their dona tions Sports Bulletin AMES McCullough end coach at Indiana Universi ty Monday was namedNo 1 assistant football coach at towa State College Clay Stapleton new head coach made the an nouncement He said McCul lough will take over the post immediately Riehm Asks Bigger Soil Bank Outlay Rep Curtis Riehm RGarner said Monday e has asked President Eisenhow r and Iowas senators by tele ram for an additional 30 million ollars for soil bank acreage re erve payments to Iowa farmers Riehm a candidate for the Re ublican nomination for 6th Dis rict Congress said the present allocation of 31 million dollars vas used up within a few days after it became available Additional funds are necessary o improve the status of agricul ure and reduce pricedepressing iurpluses the telegram said Riehm said the additional allo cation of funds would reduce the corn acreage in Iowa by about 12 per cent He went on to say that Ply to H net farm income is very unsatisSunday actory and added that with the reduction of corn acres by the soil bank plan the farmers in come would be brought in line vith labor and industry Unless the plight of the Iowa armer is the Dem ocratcontrolled Congress Riehm said labor industry and busi ness also will be affected But High Winds Prevail WASHINGTON The Navy beaten into space by the Armys Explorer satellite was pushing preparations Monday for another try at getting its Vanguard ve hicle aloft The 72foot Vanguard rocket was visible at its launching tower at Cape Canaveral Fla pointing to an early firing attempt But the Navy kept mum on its plans The launching however was at the mercy of heavy winds which continue to whip the Cape The Vanguard vehicle cannot be launched with any hope of suc cess in ground winds as those koiyiljeen blowing steadily ceanward for the past three ays Technical Troubles The Navys Vanguard project hich had sole responsibility in he U S earth satellite program ntil November failed in its first aunching effort Dec 6 Its rocket xploded on the launching pad A number of technical difficul ies prevented another launching ry last month But informed sources at the Cape Canaveral est center said those troubles iave been fixed These sources said the Van guard rocket now has been re paired and is fully reassembled at its launching tower There was renewed talk of send ing a rocket to the moon as the Explorer whirred through space on its mission of collecting and radioing back scientific informa MEETS WITH tary of State Dulles and Am bassador Llewellyn Thompson above Monday opened a sur vey of USSoviet relations and of chances for holding an East West summit conference later this year Thompson US en voy in Moscow came home for consultations last weekend Dul les returned from a trip to the Middle East Saturday tion The Explorer went into or bit Friday night Meanwhile free world states men welcomed Americas break through which some of them said jshould have a favorable influence n finding a formula for East Vest peace Peaceful Uses Vice President Nixon said the American achievement should lave the effect of developing un usual support in world opinion or President Eisenhowers pro posal to dedicate outer space to peaceful uses Eisenhower made tHat proposa n a Jan 12 letter to Russian Premier Nikolai Bulganin A re ply to that letter was deliverec Eisenhower has lata collected by said that al the Explore vill be shared freely with othe nations including Russia The Explorer six feet long anc shaped like a pointed tube i sending back coded radio signal reporting on temperatures cos mic rays and meteorites it is The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudi ness Warmer Monday night low near 5 above Cloudy slight ly warmer Tuesday chance oi snow flurries in the afternoon high in the lower 20s Minnesota Partly cloudy some what warmer Iowa Warmer Monday night low 515 increasing cloudiness Considerable cloudiness Tues day colder with snow flurries northwest Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees be low normal Monday night through Saturday Normal highs 29 north to 37 south Nor mal lows 10 north to 17 south Colder Tuesday or Tuesday night and again on Friday Warmer Thursday Precipita tion will average onetenth to twotenths of an inch occur ring as snow mostly about Tuesday and Thursday Bulganin Replies to Ike Package Deal Is Offered MOSCOW Soviet gov ernment has notified President Eisenhower officially that it will discuss fully the control of outer space as part of a package deal including the abolition of nuclear weapons and the reduction of armed forces Premier Nikolai A Bulganin in a communication delivered Sun day in Washington said the Soviet Union accepted the idea of pre paring for a summit conference through normal diplomatic chan nels but ruled out any prior for eign ministers conference be cause of Soviet opposition to Sec retary of State Dulles Replies to Letter Bulganin replying to President Eisenhowers Jan 12 letter pro posed a ninepoint agenda for a summit meeting of East and West leaders Soviet Foreign Ministry spokes man Leonid F Ilyichev told a news conference Monday the So viet government is ready to par ticipate in a summit meeting based on either broad or restrict ed representation Moscow Radio began broad casting the text of Premier Bui ganins letter to President Eisen hower just after the Moscow news conference Here are the nine points Bul ganin proposed for a conference 1 Immediate suspension atomic and hydrogen bomb testsi 2 Renunciation by the Soviet Union the United States and GlobeGazette weather data up Britain of the u s e of nuclear weapons 3 Establishment of an atom free zone in Central Europe 4 Conclusion of a nonaggres sion pact between the signatories of the Warsaw and NATO pacts 5 Reduction of foreign troops in Germany and other European countries 6 An agreement on the preven tion of a sudden attack 7 Discussion of measures to broaden international trade ties 8 End the propaganda war 9 Consider the problems of easing tension in the Near and Middle East Proposal Rejected Bulganin and his government rejected strongly President Eisen howers proposal for restricting the veto power in the United Na tions Security Council It is precisely the rule of una nimity said the Soviet Premier which makes the United Nations effective instrument of inter AWARD FOR TRAVEL Earl Hall editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette receives a commemorative plaque from Gordon Gilmore public rela tions vice president of Trans World Air lines as a winner in TWAs 20th Annual Writing and Picture Competition Halls series Around the World in 80 Days was designated the best air travel pieces to appear in Americas nonmetro politan newspapers Presentation look place at the annual awards dinner held in the famed Casa Blanca of Phoenix Ariz This was one of the events in the long weekend program at Las Vegas Tucson and Phoenix The famed Camel back Ridge principal landmark of the Phoenix area is pictured in the background Gil more Freeborn Minn native and grad uate of Hamline University St Paul had his first newspaper job on the GlobeGa zette a quarter of a century ago Before joining TWA he was on the sports staff of the St Paul Pioneer Press Mercury Drops to 18 Below at Atlantic Subzero weather smacked Iowa fullforce Monday as the mercury went plummeting to as low as 18 degrees below zero The 18 below zero recorded a Atlantic was the coldest mark re ported in the state this wintei since the mercury fell to 19 belov at Lansing Jan 3 Other towns reporting subnor mal readings including Wintcrsct 11 below Audubon 10 below Ma son City 9 below 6 below at Spencer and 5 below at Waterloo and Sioux City Temperatures are expected to range mostly in the 20s Tuesday Sunday was Groundhog Day and f the legend about the furry ani mal is correct Iowa is in for another six weeks of winter at icast Skies were clear over the entire state affording Mr Ground hog every possible chance to see his shadow HORVATH IS DEAD BUDAPEST Hungary W Hungarys Communist foreign minister Imre Horvath 57 dice Sunday night following a gall stone operation He had been for iCign minister since July before during and after Ihe Hungarian revolt meeting in its 18000mileanhour ourney Huge Orbit Dr Ernst Stuhlinger chief of research projects for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency at Hunts ville Ala said it had been de termined tentatively that the Ex plorers eggshaped orbit carries it to within 212 miles of the earth to S am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO and to 1800 miles at its outermost point Stuhlinger also said the Amer ican satellite is completing a trip around the earth once every 1151 minutes 11 9 Maximum Minimum GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 19 Minimum 5 Precipitation 25 inch snow BAKERS IN VOTE WATERLOO Midwest Bakers Council Monday voted to The Army said a team of objremain in the AFLC10 expelled servers at Holloman Air ForceBakery and Confectionary Union Base Alamogordo NM least until March 5 sighted the Explorer Saturday night SNELL DIES POTSDAM NY Bertram I Snell 87 Republican minor ty leader in the House of Rep resentatives from 1931 until his retirement in 1938 died in a lospital Sunday SAME DATE195744 national measures for preserving peace The elimination of the veto Bul ganin said would lead to abusive infringement of the rights of mi norities and would wreck the United Nations organization and finally result in its disintegra tion Bulganin wrote that the Soviet government recognizes the impor tance of discussing future control of outer space But he asked Eisenhower to agree that it is possible to con sider this only as a part of gen eral problem of banning nuclear and rocket weapons The Presi dent had suggested the question of outer space could be studied separately 1100 Fewer Traffic Deaths Reported in US Last Year CHICAGO National afcty Council announced Mon day that 1957 traffic deaths dropped more thrn 1100 from 1956 and motorists had the low governors mayors and traffic enforcement agencies throughout the country said the council but the drivers and pedestrians deserve a pat on the back too est deathpermile rate on recjThey of course made the im ord provcment possible This in spite of a 4 per cent rise in motor vehicle travel Deaths for the year the coun cil said were per cent Over the entire year 30 states decreased their traffic death figures The states nnd their per centages of decrease included below 39628 in 195ti The mileKansas 15 North Dakota n age death peri Missouri 11 South Dakota II 100000000 vehicle miles was 59 i Colorado Wyoming 9 Lou compared with the previous lowjisiana 7 Indiana r Wisconsin 4 of 63 in U15fi and IS154 JNebraska 4 Texas 3 Illinois 2 Much of the credit must go toilowa 1   

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