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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 17, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspapei Edittd for the ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL 98 Associated Presi and United Preu International Full Least MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17 1959 Te Copy Paper Constrti Two NO n Penicillin entering new age Latest type can zero in on certain germs By ROBERT C TOTH New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK It began with a Scotsman killing off airborne bacteria with drops of his nasa fluid That led in 1928 to the discovery of penicillin the firsl antibiotic drug which has op encd a brilliant new age in medi cines power to cure mans ills Since penicillin came into use a baby has a better chance o surviving birth and infancy anc of living longer Infant deaths from infections have disap peared almost completely anc the toll of bacteria infections among adults has been almos halved A new chapter in the antibio tic age was begun last week I was signalled by the production of the first practical tailormad drugs that can zeroin on parti cular kinds of germs These nev drugs are built around the hear of the penicillin THE COMMON factor In both events is a man Dr Ernst Bori Chain He was born in Berlin Germany 53 3ears ago ha British citizenship and works i Kome He looks much like young Einstein except his hai and mustache are black an tame Dr Chain is a biochemist wh shared the 1915 Nobel Priz with Sir Arthur Fleming and Si Howard W Florey for the dis covcry of penicillin And ac cording to qualified scientist his later work has been basic 1 the synthetic penicillin Fleming you know was playing around at the start with harmless airborne Chain began He would dis solve them with drops of his nasal fluid or with tears They both contained lysozyme which was the BUT THOSE bacteria were un important to medicine So Flem ing a Scottish bacteriologist turned his attention to the dead ly staphylococcus bacteria Ly sozyme did not touch these the spore seed Worthington worm again furnaces back on FKOM OUK WISE SERVICES Minn No one panicked When it was ail over the people of this southwestern Minne sota town acknowledged they had friends Within minutes after an ex plosion ripped out all the citys power and much of its heat in subzero weather of fers of help began to roll in Portable generators were rushed from neighboring towns and set up at nursing homes the citys three water wells and some schools Even a greenhouse got one The municipal hospital Hope to improve relations Britain host to Adenauer switched to its own power units and was not affected Repair crews quickly pro vided power for the South western Minnesota Crippled Childrens HospitalSchool Civil Defense Director Ray Schisler said We needed all the help we got and we got it before we could With repair crews working through the day and most of the night complete power was returned early Tuesday Furnaces and other heating equipment then snapped back on in some homes Emergency quarters had been set up for chilled resi ALL THATS LEFT Behind nine bodies covered by canvas right fore Civil Aeronautics Board offi cials inspect what little wreckage that could be found of a National Airlines AP Photofax plane that fell into the Gulf of Mexico apparently killing all 42 aboard An ex plosion was indicated but authorities were not agreed on whether it came be fore or after the craft hit the water Rockefeller buoyed by reception in the West of a mold floated through the laboratory window and contam inated one of Flemings staph cultures It was probably the most welcome spore in the his tory of man Fleming recognized that the bacteria around the bluegreen mold died off Secretions from the mold killed them These se cretions he named penicillin Fleming gave up trying to isolate the penicillin from the mold however His discovery laid unused until 1939 when Flo rey pathologist at Oxford Uni versity suggested to his refu gee chemist Dr Chain that lie look into the matter Dr Chain succeeded in extracting the penicillin where the others had failed THE DRUG left something to be desired however It was se lective killing off some bacteria but not other equally deadly types Some gonorrheacausing bacteria for example are un touched by penicillin With their normal competition removed the resistant germs have thrived dangerously Another problem with penicil lin is that some persons are al lergic to it They develop rash es and fevers and some have suffered fatal shock Dr Chain and other scientists set out after thewar to see if penicillin could be tailored to kill specific strains of bacteria and at the same time produce no bad side effects About this time the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency UN RRA was building penicillin making plants in devastated Eu rope Dr Chain was asked to visit some plants to help gel production going He travclec to Poland and Czechoslovakia Paradoxically it was a simi lar visit to an UNRRA plant in Rome that gave him the opportunity to work on penicil lin in quantities he believed necessary to achieve results Italian officials impressed by him and his arguments offered to set up the needed facilities at the Institute di Sanita if be would direct the work He agreed By RELMAN MORIN NEW YORK Gov son A Rockefeller going to take the big plunge for the 1960 Re publican presidential nomina tion He says he hasnt made up his mind But he returned to New York Monday from a fourday swing through the Far West obviously Dtioyed fay what he found there As a result he looks much more ike a potential candidate today than he did a week ago Information he received on the trip has given him a new insight into the political picture in the West ROCKEFELLER spent two days in Vice President Richard Nixons home state Califor nia and one in Oregon where Nixon appears equally as strong He stopped briefly in Washing ton and Idaho In California and Oregon the Governor expected to find and did find blocs of Nixon backers as solid anywhere the Republicans nominate will be In the West he made a num LONDON Ron rad Adenauer arrived Mondaj for talks with Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to disperse nagging misunderstandings be tween West Germany and Bri tain In three days of consultation Macmillan and Adenauer hop to coordinate foreign policies ii anticipation of an EastWes summit conference Macmillan went from a Cab inet meeting to Londons Vic toria Station where he shook hands and chatted with the 83 yearold West German leader dents at the armory an ele mentary school and two churches Many residents crowded into five outlying motels and a downtown hotel served fay steam heat but others pre ferred to double up with neighbors having coal furn aces One storedid a land office business on kerosene which had been stocked pri marily as antique decorations Candles and flashlight batter ies were at a premium The power was lost at Monday when an explo sion ripped wires behyeen OUTUXX t h e States as in United But people close to him say he al so found a cer tain amount of uneasi ness among West Coast Re pu b I i c a n s as to whether Nix Mason City Fair through Wed Rockefeller nesday Not quite so cold Tuesday night lows zero to 4 above Warmer Wednesday highs upper 20s j Iowa Clear not so cold Tuesi day night lows near z e r o northeast to 20 southwest In creasing cloudiness with mod erate southwesterly winds Wednesday warmer highs mid 20s northeast to lower 40s southwest Further Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday Minnesota Fair with warming trend Highs Tuesday 2030 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday on if nominated could win the election next year Rockefeller wont discuss that Conforming to political tradi tion he merely says Whoever Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 10 7 5 63 48 Kalona man dies in 2car crash KALONA L Hoslet ler 65 Kalona cabinet maker was killed Monday when the car in which he was riding skidded broadside on icy Highway l and collided with another automo bile Boyden woman dies of crash injuries QELWEIN Dena Van1 Nyhues 78 Boyden died at a hospital here Monday of injuries suffered in a onecar accident about 10 days ago on Highway 3 between Oelweinand Stanley ber ot Sprinkled hrough the audiences except at the strictly Republican party shindigs were numerous people who identified themselves as Democrats and independents Some said they liked him Some were noncommital He tried hard to erase any image of himself as a political lamor boy equipped only with charm and good He says he doesnt believe the Republican nomination is in anybodys pocket HE INDICATES now that his next move will be a foray into the Midwest probably in late December It may take him in to Wisconsin scene of one of the nations most important weather vane primary elections Rockefeller says he is going to speil out his views on the problem of agriculture Either Wisconsin or Minnesota could be the arena for this speech Then sometime in January or early February he says he will announce his decision on trying for the nomination At the moment he appears to be edging toward the plunge Al Mineart hurt under small bus ON THE EVE of Adenauers departure for London the West German foreign ministry issued a statement saying that Bonn and London see eyetoeye on basic principles Topics expected to dominate the conference in addition to BritishGerman relations are the proposed summit meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and possible trade rivalry in Europe between the Britishled group known as the Outer Seven and the sixna tion Common Market that in cludes West Germany Relations beaween the British and West German governments reached a postwar low early this year BRITISH PAPERS and off cials privately charged Ade nauer with being stubbornly in flexible and trying to block Macmillans efforts to improve relations between the West and the Soviet Union There was al so talk that Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle were ganging up on Bri tain in an effort to reduce her influence on the European con tinent Officials in Bonn were highly critical of the British accus ing Macmillan of going soft toward the Soviets and being willing to abandon West Berlin and the longstanding allied aim of German reunification Adenauer even publicly accused British officials of inspiring an antiGerman campaign in the British press THE 30DAY FORECASTS Ccccold Glum 30day forecast WASHINGTON UPI The Weather Bureau predicted Tuesday thatthe nation would be lashed with continued wintry weather during the next 30 days with only transitory periods of In its regular 30day forecast the bureau said tempera tures would average below seasonal normals in the area be tween the Appalachians and the Continental Divide in the Pa cific Northwest The coldest weather was expected in the central and northern plains Above normal temperatures were predicted in the far Southwest and the Atlantic coastal strip Precipitation was expected to exceed normal over the eastern onethird of the nation the northern plains the far Southwest and the central and southern West Coast AH other areas would record near normal amounts except for sub normal precipitation over the Pacific Northwest the bureau predicted Congregational Church Cedar Falls destroyed CEDAR FALLS destroyed the main building of the Congregational Church here Monday night but fire men managed to save a new addition at the rear after a sixhour battle The flames whipped by 15 to 20 mile an hour northwest winds gnawed at the brick structure for hours and at limes could be seen several miles away All available city and rural His 10 years there have department personnel were duced information vital to de called to duty to fight the fire veloping the new synthetic peni in temperatures that settled cfllin from 2 above to zero during the course of the long stub born fire It was discovered about Monday but was not under control until after 1 Tuesday The roof caved in more than five hours after the blaze was first discovered and after that the fire was quickly con trolled One crew was left on allnight duty to extinguish small fires that kept cropping up in the Fire officials said the new addition was damaged by smoke and water but they kept the flames from reaching it Cause of the fire was not de termined AJvin H Mineart 41 423 6th b was in critical condition at Mercy Hospital Tuesday af ter his neck was fractured when a small bus fell on him The latest report indicated that Minearts iegs were para lyzed as a result of the injury and that he was having diffi culty breathing Friends lose race to save trapped farmer ROCHESTER Minn Friends and relatives struggled MineartT a mechanic at Lane free Lawler McGovern Brothers 421 Georgia was working on the underside of a scenic coach when the vehicle slipped off the stands The ve from beneath his tractor Mon day as both tractor and man sank slowly into the water of a small pond hide had been jacked up and r McGovern a rural Rochester I H n H rt ft placed on the stands Apparently Mineart made an farmer had been driving the tractor home He drove across Trieste in record dive off Guam GUAM the surface the sunlit water appeared as an electrifying blue after a thou sand feet the sea darkened to a midnight Thus Dr An dreas B Rcchnitzcr described a record dive of feet under the sea in the bathscaph Trieste in the vast Marianas Trench off Guam Sunday The previous record was feet HEADS COMMITTEE DBS MOINES Lumund Wilcox Jefferson Monday was named chairman of Iowas Ken nedy for President Committee On the inside plant urbines and the distribu tion system Capt Henry Fauskee of the National Guard turned inthe alarm after a manhole a block from the power plant blew up in front of him Fauskee never made it home from the police station Gov Orville Freeman ordered out the local Guard unit after he had been advised of the sit uation S i x patrols of 50 guardsmen roamed the dark ened streets to check possible pillaging and fires There were no serious cas ualties Warmup slight in offing Sibley has 9 below Temperatures dropped to be ow zero over nearly all of Iowa Tuesday morning But even so the readings in some places werent as low as hose of Monday morning And moderating temperatures are due to follow At 5 Sibley reported an overnight low of 9 degrees be ow zero and Spencer and Ma son City reported lows of 6 be low Lamoni was the warmest with a reading of one degree above zero The lows also in cluded 5 below at Cedar Rapids HOWEVER THE mercury kept dipping at some places A little after reporting their 5 a m lows Mason City had 7 be Low and Cedar Rapids 6 below The Weather Bureau said a warming would begin in western Iowa Tuesday and con tinue over the state through Thursday The outlook Tuesdays highs 13 to 20 degrees Wednesdays lows 3 above in the northeast to 12 above in the southwest considerably warmer Wednes day and Thursday The cold wave worst of the stillyoung season headed to ward the Gulf states and the East shattering weather bu reau records that had stood since the turn of the century The searing cold was felt as far south as Texas Louisiana and Mississippi Editorials Page 4 Society News Clear Lake 9 Sports T3 Mason City News 1617 Comics 18 Latest Markets 19 Farm News 21 North Iowa News 24 STRIKE SET KANSAS CITY Mo A strike by hostesses against Trans World Airlines is sched uled for 9 Wednesday Ne gotiations remained deadlocked in a dispute over wages and hours for hostesses on jet air craft MONTANA BATTERED by two blizzards within a week was given some respite with temperature readings as much as 45 degrees wanner than Monday Nevertheless M o n tana was still the coldest spot in the nation The mercury dipped to 14 below at Druhv mond A record low of 4 degrees was set at Milwaukee at midnight A 6 degree reading in Chicago at midnight shattered a mark set on Nov 17 1891 The weather bureau in a spe cial bulletin also posted cold wave warnings for New York Pennsylvania and West Vir ginia effort to get out from under sma11 icecoyercd pond bu thc of the machine vehicle when he realized it waslc 1 slipping cracked the ice and the tractor dropped into the water throw ng McGovern beneath the ma chine and pinning him there Help arrived soon and friends and relatives tried to hold Mc Governs head above water while the tractor slowly pulled him down into the water Soon McGovern was entirely under water and remained so while other machines hooked up to the tractor and pulled it out SAME DATE195S519 McGovern died on the way to a hospital NOTHING RIGGED HERE Masks cover the eyes of these University of San Francisco students as the Rev P Carlo Rossi conducts a drill on basic es sentials of foreign languages The mask allows a student to give all his at AP Phototax tention to the the priest said as all distractions are He conceived the idea while on a plane trip when he was given an eye cover so he could sleep in the daylight Jl
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