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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGH I OR S VOL LX1V Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents 4 Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 1958 This Paper Consists of Two Oca No 1M Use of Water From lowa Streams Could Erupt Into Statewide Issue By WILLIAM EBERLINE DES MOINES simmer ling difference of opinion between wo state agencies over how wa er is to be used in Iowa may erupt into a hot statewide issue Underlying the situation is what appears to be a basic con flict between Ihe new Iowa Wa ter Rights Law passed by the 1957 Legislature and the law covering the duties and powers of the State Conservation Com mission The basic question is Should Iowa farmers be allowed to take water from streams for irriga tion State Water Commissioner Richard Bullard has granted three farmers along the Maple River permission to do so under the water rights law The conservation commission is appealing to the Iowa Natural Resources Council to revoke the permits The commission fears irrigation will reduce the river flow so much there will be no water left for fish and other ma rine life Watching the situation closely HEARTY HUG FOR DAVE David Fleming G Roslyn NY is hugged by JiissisterSTPat and Eileen 4 as he prepares to leave the hospital after an unusual heart operation Davids heart stopped beating for hours when his aorta burst during routine surgery Doc AP Photofax tors then quickly transplanted an aorta from a man who had died several months earlier and kept inaubrHTik at pital saving Davids life During the surgery David was kept alive through use of a mechanical heart and blood trans fusions Space Agency Opened WASHINGTON W The De fense Department launched its new space agency Friday with Roy W Johnson a vice president of the General Electric Co at the helm Secretary of Defense McElroy announced that Johnson will be in charge of all advanced space projects at the Pentagon These include development of antimis and GOOD TAKEOFF Missile Destroys Itself CAPE CANAVERAL Fla The Air Force launched qn Atlas ballistic missile beautifully Fri day but announced an hour later the missile destroyed itself shortly after completion of the powered phase of itsflight The huge 5000mile missile ap parently made a perfect takeoff and a fine powered run of more than two minutes At the time its engines cut off the missile was no longer visible from the Mis sile Test Center launching site Before it shattered into bits about 30 miles above the ocean however the thinskinned missile had yielded virtually all the es sential data that even a much longer test flight could have pro vided the Air Force said Trouble Indicated Apparently the 100ton rockets own monitoring system triggered the explosion when electrical imestiim pulses indicated trouble year Lt Col Sid Spear information chief at the test center said he could not indicate how far the missile flew nor what its as signed target had been Some observers on the beaches several miies to the south of the test center were able to follow the missile farther out on its flight and some watchers said they saw the missile break apart Short Duration It was hardly likely that the 15 twomilliondollar intercontinent alrange missile would have been assigned a test flight of so short a duration Thus it would appear that the missile did not achieve its goal by any measure The Air Force statement indi cated the missile had used up its fuel and was beginning a long glide path when the explo sion came In tests to date the rocket has been sent out only 600 miles far short of its expected capabilities Four Atlas were fired prior to Fridays test Two flew success fully but the first two were blown up shortly after launching when they deviated from their course The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and cold with a few snow flurries through Sunday Low Saturday night near 10 below high Sun day 10 to 15 above lowa Partly cloudy and contin ued cold through Sunday Chance of a few snow flurries Sunday mostly northeast por tion Low Saturday night zero 5 above southwest zero10 be low northeast Minnesota Continued cold flur ries High Sunday 0 to 10 above GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday ii SCAPEGOATS Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 11 6 4 trace of snow Education Group Wants Boost in Aid to Schools DES MOINES Iff A report urging state school aiding amount ing to 25 per cent of Iowas public school costs was adopted unani mously by the Iowa State Educa tion Assn delegate assembly Sat urday This would amount to an estimated 53 million dollars a ear State aid to schools now totals about 23 million dollars a year Other recommendations includ ed amendments giving school Hancher Defends Colleges IOWA CITY schools and colleges were false ly made a scapegoat for the faults of the adult generation in the period of chaos which followed Russias satellite launch ings the president of the Uni versity of Iowa said Saturday Virgil M Hancher said at mid year commencement if there is one thing under the sun for which todays schools and colleges are not answerable it is the sorry state in which the world now finds itself Hancher said if any schools or colleges are responsible for the present chaos it is the schools and colleges of 20 to 40 years very schools so often cited as models of what we should return to today He said todays graduates are far better prepared to meet the world in which you live than ever we were prepared If the men of my generation can keep from blowing the world to bits in the next 10 years TOU who are graduating from our other things still below the hori zon McElroy also indicated the Air Force will get the nod to man space ships when they are de veloped Electronics Expert Johnson a 52yearold electron ics expert with a knack for ad ministration will head the new setup the Advanced Research Project Agency Congress has just given ARPA a 10milliondol lar organizational fund and will be asked to appropriate 340 mil lion more for its work in the fiscal year starting July 1 Johnson now works in New York and lives in Stamford Conn He will become director of ARPA formally on April 1 but will spend two or three days a week at the Pentagon prior to that date His salary has not been established a Defense Department spokes man said McElroy was asked if William Holaday will continue his present job as director of guided missiles after Johnson takes over on April 1 Highway Crash Claims 2 are such groups as the Izaak Walton League and cities such as Cedar Rapids Waterloo and Iowa City which are dependent on rivers for their municipal wa ter supplies and sewage disposal Conservation groups are fear ul of the effects irrigation may lave on stream pollution scenic spots and state parks Hearing of the conservation commissions appeal started Thursday but then was recessed at the commissions request It is set to resume March 24 Commission Director Bruce Stiles says all that is involved is the simple solution of a prob lem rather than a controversy but the discussion already has generated considerable heat among wouldbe irrigators state officials and others sisters were killed and four other members of the Raymond 0 Thompson fam ily Eagle Grove were injured early Saturday in a highway ac cident east of here Dead are Bernita Thompson 17 and her sister Galene 10 daughters of Mr and Mrs Thompson The parents another daughter haron 14 and a son Roger bout 3 were brought to Tort Dodge Lutheran Hospital Three ther persons whose vehicles fig red in the chain accident on 3 apparently escaped in AP Photofax SKILLETSKILLED SEXTET Six British house wives adept at the art of handling a skillet practice flapjack flipping on the run in a warmup for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race at Olney England Offer ing words of encouragement is the Rev Ronald Collins A similar race is held on the same day at Lib eral Kan with the fastest runner in either country getting a silver frying pan owa ury Critical Condition Dr L J OBrien Fort Dodge Some members of the State Executive Council waxed indig nant when the commission asked that the council name an attor ney to carry its appeal before the natural resources council Iron Out Points I dont think it is in the prov ince of any state agency to chal lenge the legality of any state law said Gov Herschel Love less and some other members of the executive council agreed However Stiles said the commis sion feels it is necessary to iron out points in the law and the rela tive responsibility of both the commission and the natural re sources council Water laws in Iowa are a new thing Stiles said Their appli Car Insurance Rates Up 12 DES MOINES Auto insurance rates in Iowa will go up an average of 12 per cent Wednesday adding an estimated six mil lion dollars a year or more to premium costs of the states motor said Sharon Thompson was in critical condition He said she suffered a skull fracture and chest injuries The doctor said Mr and Mrs Thompson received less serious injuries and the boy was hos pitalized for observation Highway Patrolman L W cation and interpretation are of xtreme importance at this time o both agencies in protecting this very valuable resource and using t to the best advantage of all of he citizens of the state The basic legal conflict is this The new water rights law gives he Natural Resources Council and the state water commissioner boards authority to grant more than 35 days sick leave a year and revision of the law so as to require children to be five years old by Sept 1 in order to be eligi ble to enter kindergarten At present children may enter if they are going to be five by Nov At the closing assembly session Dr Ray Bryan of Iowa State Col Author MacDonald Succumbs to Cancer SEATTLE Mac Donald author of the bestselling The Egg and I and other books died of cancer at May nard Hospital here Friday night Mrs MacDonald 49 returned from her Carmel Valley Calif residence last September for treatment She had been in and out of the hospital ever since and was last admitted shortly before Christmas lege was elected as new ISEA vice president and will automat ically succeed to the presidency in July 1959 He won over Miss Fern Wilson Mason City teacher Dr Oscar Thompson of Iowa State Teachers College the pres ent vice president will move up to the ISEA presidency in July 1958 Damage in Clinton Fire CLINTON raging fire destroyed a building housing a bottling company and tire ware house here Saturday causing damage estimated at about schools and colleges this year may well do a better job of keep ng the peace and of building a great society than we have done he said GETS ASSIGNMENT WASHINGTON C Geiger Iowa City Iowa was appointed womens activities ad visor to the U S Information Agency Friday Holaday to Remain McElroy replied that both Hola day and Johnson would be as sistants to the secretary of de fense He said Holaday would continue as director of guided missiles with Johnson taking over such things as the antimissile missile and other outer space projects At a news conference which seemed to clear up another po tential interservice argument McElroy was asked which serv ice would put people on manned satellites after they are perfect ed under direction of the new Advanced Research Project Agen cy vehicle owners State Insurance Commissioner Oliver P Bennett said Satur day he reluctantly is approving the changes The new rates were announced Friday by the National Bureau of Casualty Underwriters and the National Automobile Underwriters Assn Bennett said the rates have been under study for some time Bennett said the increases have several causes These include An estimated increase in Iowa accident losses in 1957 as com pared with 1956 Larger jury awards to plaintiffs in death and bodily injury acci dent cases Higher costs for motor vehicle repairs including costly jobs involving wraparound windshields elaborate tail fin assemblies bumpers and more elaborate styling generally lowans own about a million cars and 220000 trucks They paid about 65 million dollars in Burns Prove Fatal to Waterloo Girl McElroy replied In my judg ment the operation of manned flight vehicles seems very natur ally to fall within the scope of Air Force responsibility McElroy noted that the Air Force already has moved toward space flight and that the project ed X15 rocket research plane is designed to take an Air Force man into the edge of space IOWA CITY Carmen Al bert oneyearold daughter of Mr and Mrs Donald Albert Waterloo died in a hospital here early Saturday of burns received in a fire at her home last Sat urday Her sister Deborah 2 died of burns several hours after the fire Mrs Albert and her older son were visiting a neighbor when the boy noticed smoke corning from the house The mother car ried Deborah from the blazing home and a passerby carried out Carmen auto insurance premiums last year Rate Adjustments The Iowa rate changes are part of a nationwide program of rate adjustments it was announced in York The new rates while averaging about 12 per cent high er vary according to drivers and New Space Research Boss Doesnt Want to Be Referred to as a Czar 000 All available firemen battled the flames for more than five hours in sevenbelowzero temper atures and prevented the flames from spreading to other nearby buildings One fireman was in jured when he slipped and fel on ice which formed as firemen poured water on the flames The fire broke out in the build ing which houses the Dr Pepper Bottling Co and a warehouse of the Firestone Tire Rubber Co about 1 am NEW YORK William Johnson does not want to be re ferred to as a space Czar This is the last thing we need he says adding I think that would be the most terrible thing that could happen to this country boy The 52yearold native of Michigan City Ind says he is going to stress cooperation in his new of the De fense Departments advanced research projects agency When he movesfrom vice president of General Electric Co to his government job his salary will take a healthy cut In the 1956 proxy report of GE his earnings were listed as after federal income taxes As the architect for the nations plans for exploring space his pay will be He figures his new job will Dickinsen said three cars and a semitrailer truck driven by Wes ley L Gaudy Lincoln Neb were involved in the collision Pushing Another He said a car driven by Orrie Jensen Hardy was pushing an other car driven by Harlow Wright Bradgate a student at Eagle Grove Junior College east on Iowa 3 The Thompson car and the truck both going east came upon the other two cars Dickin sen said the truck slammed into the rear of the Thompson car and set off the chain reaction The three Thompson girls were riding in the back seat The wreck demolished the Thompson and Jensen cars Gaudy driver of the semitrail er transport suffered shock and bruises Cold Wave to Continue on Weekend Icy winter air hung over Iowa Saturday and no relief from cold was in sight for the weekend areas Some of the general and specific changes which were list ed include The increases will faU less ieavily on farmers Rates on commercial cars will rise sharply and young driv ers will be given relatively large increases Depending on area accident ROY JOHNSON last maybe 18 months or two years After that Johnson plans to go into semiretirement with an undisclosed private nonprofit organization He has no intention of return ing to GE where he labored on and off for 27 years He also has no intention of selling his substantial holdings of GE stock He says the Defense De partment is satisfied that hell bring no conflict of interest into his new job The new research director is not a scientist He never has flown an airplane in his life and says in mock horror I wouldnt fool around with those things However he trav els regularly by air Johnson said he wants to hire a most highly qualified scien tist to provide him with tech nical direction records the rate changes vary in different sections of the state Lowest Rate For cars without male drivers under 25 and which are not used for driving to work the lowest risk class rate applies and in creases will range from S3 to For cars principally operated by single men under 25 the boosts will range from to This is considered the most haz ardous class of private car risks Due to favorable experience with farmer drivers the private passenger car rate discount for farmers will be 30 per cent The present discount is 20 per cent I Private passenger car prem iums for deductible policies will go up 5 to 13 per cent in most areas of Iowa Temperatures dropped below zero at all points except Lamoni early Saturday Dubuque and Mason City shared the overnight low of 6 below Lamoni had one above Highs Saturday and Sunday should be about the same as Fri day when they ranged from 11 at Mason City to 19 at Council Bluffs Lows Saturday night will be from 5 above in the southwest to near 10 below in the northeast There is a chance of snow flur ries moving into northern Sunday The bitter cold air also gripped most of the nations eastern half and once more sent temperatures below freezing across the deep South In Florida low tempera tures and rain already have killed cattle blighted citrus groves and sent tourists packing a council employe the adminis tration of the law Basically their duty is to determine how the avail able supply of water shall be used for the greatest benefit of all lowans Preserve Fish The law setting up the State Conservation Commission how ever says it is the commissions duty to protect increase and the fish game furbear ng animals and protected birds of the state and to administer matters relating to state waters state parks forests and forestry and lakes and streams including matters relating to scenic scien tific historical archeological and recreational interests The commission acknowledges that irrigation might increase the yields of farm crops but it con tends the benefits derived by a few farmers from irrigation would not balance the benefits derived from the expenditures of hunters fishermen campers boaters and other outdoor recreationists The commission contends the use of water by fish and other wildlife and by fishermen hunt ers and boaters is a prior right to that of farmers to the water for irrigation Complete Survey It lakes the position that grant ing of any irrigation permits should await the results of a full scale survey of Iowas water sup lowa to Make Study of Amateurs Rockets plies Thats the only way to be sure irrigation isnt taking more water than is safe it says It adds that reducing the flow of classed as navigable may be un constitutional On the other hand Water Com missioner Bullard studied careful ly the rate of flow of the Maple River and studied reports of geologists and others before he granted the permits to the three farmers He feels it will be safe to go ahead under restrictions as to the amount of water the farm ers can take from the stream in periods of low stream mally July and August Bullard says he will make no determination on other requests such as those of some farmers near Eldora to take water from the Iowa River until the commis sions appeal is settled Iowa City is interested in these causes as Bullard calls them because it is afraid the water supply at lowa Citv will be affected WOMAN BURNED DAVENPORT Bcardsley 83 Davenport was critically burned Friday when her dress caught fire from a stove DES MOINES UP Gov Herschel C Loveless Friday di rected the Slate Safety Depart ment to make a study of the launching of rockets by amateurs with an aim toward regulations Acting Safety Commissioner Russell I Brown said the Gover nor believes there should be safe guards to protect the public Brown said the problem is so new it will take a lot of study SAME   

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