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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 98 The newspaper that Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease makes all North lowans neighbors 7c ft Capy Paper Consists ot Four One MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 25 1960 O in Capsule I ready for space test By ROBERT C TOTH New York Herald Tribune News Service ST LOUIS Mo Born in a superwhite room that rivals for cleanliness the delivery room of a hospital the first American space ship Mercury Capsule I has been turned over to the Federal Space Agency Ultra ultraclean was the password in putting the revolu tionary vehicle together at the McDonald Aircraft Co here Technicians and engineers wore white clothing made of dustfree nylon Their shoes were made of white nylon also The temperature in the white room was controlled and the air was filtered and dehumidified The room was kept under con stant air pressure and the pres sure was higher inside than out side so that any leak would ex haust clean air outwards rather than draw dirty air in SUCH WERE THE precau tions taken in building the first space ship a coneshaped ve hicle standing nine feet high and six feet across its widest point It illustrates the care being taken to make the capsule the American astronauts vulnerable homeawayfrom home as re liable as humanly possible Capsule I will be used soon to prove out the intricate escape systems of the vehicle Later editions 20 have been ordered at a total cost of million will carry the first man into orbit around the earth next year Lying in a special couch that keeps his legs higher than his head he and the capsule will be shot into space by an eightstory high rocket the Atlas The 130 ton missile will push him to a speed of 300 miles a minute be fore falling away and allowing him and his capsule to make the historic journey unencum bered THE ATLAS MUST fall away If it doesnt its tons of dead weight will drag the capsuk into a flaming death dive toward the South Atlantic Ocean Neith er the escape nor reversing rock els nor the final parachute in tended to cushion the capsules return after a successful flight can save the situation Seven devices each able to act independently of the others are built into the capsule to in sure that this crucial separation takes place They are meant to break the spring clamp that binds the capsule to the nose of the giant missile much as a hoop holds barrel stays together Six are explosive charges Each has a separate wire that can fire it automatically when the Atlas has finished its job If one wire or charge fails an other should work if the second fails the third is called on and so forth If all fail the last de vice a mechanical lever re lying on the brute force of the man will be called upon to spring him loose Other novelties arc built into the capsule many of them dif ferent from the design originally called for When McDonnell gol the contract 14 months ago 350 engineering drawings were in volved There are now 1600 THE SEVEN Mercury astro nauts one of whom will make the first space flight have sug gested some changes For ex ample the instrument pane was completely redesigned at their urging They also insisted on a wind shieldtype porthole which since the astronaut will be flying back wards through space will only allow him to see where he has teen not where hes going As pilots the astronauts are used North Iowa Showers and thun derstorms Wednesday night diminishing to scattered show ers Thursday Locally cooler Wednesday night lows 4652 Cooler Thursday highs in up per 60s Iowa Mostly cloudy showers and thunderstorms locally heavy Wednesday night cool er lows 4656 Decreasing cloudiness and cooler Thurs day with scattered showers northeast highs 6474 Further cloudy and a little warmer Friday Fiveday Iowa Temperature will average near norma Wednesday night through nex Monday with no large dailj changes Afternoon highs wil be in the 70s and overnigh lows in the 50s Rainfall will average 50 to one inch in showers and thunderstorms mainly Wednesday night and Thursday and d u r i n g th weekend Minnesota Showers cooler Highs Thursday 7378 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 71 Minimum 54 At 8 a m 54 Precipitation trace U S hopes Ikes message will get through Russians even jamming their own spokesman WASHINGTON UPI The White House Wednesday re newed its campaign to have the Russian people hear Presi d e n t Eisenhowers speech Wednesday night explaining Americas position on the U2 spy plane incident and the summit conference collapse Press Secretary James C Hagerty announced a time table for Russianlanguage broadcasts by the Voice of America and said we hope that all of these broadcasts go through unjammed The Russians have been jamming US broadcasts of the United Nations spy plane debate so thoroughly that they have even jammed their own spokesman Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko Hagerty said the presidents remarks will be beamed in Russian to the Soviet Union four times Thursday morning at and Moscow time It will be re peated again in Russian at 7 pm Moscow time The Voice also plans other broadcasts in Armenian Georgia Ukranian Latvian Estonian and Lith uanian Hagerty said he announced the broadcast times just so there can be no misunder standing and in the continued hope that the Soviet leaders will permit the Presidents speech to be heard by the Rus sian people Voice officials were puzzled by the Russian jamming of the UN debate Much of it was intermittent and seemed to be masterminded by a roulette wheel they said At pm Monday the Voice broadcast a half hour Russian language program of news and excerpts from that days Security Council session The general newscast went through fine So did four and a half minutes of excerpts from Gromykos charges of US aggression Ten minutes were devoted to US Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodges reply the jamming began after five minutes of Lodges speech At pm the same pro gram was repeated This time the jamming began half way through Gromykos speech and continued through Lodges On the identical pm show Gromyko was out of his entire program went through unscathed Meanwhile the Voice car ried the full live version of the debate on its English lan guage program only The Rus sians have never jammed the English broadcasts which can be heard in the Soviet Union and didnt this time Jamming of Russian and satellite dialect programs has gone on throughout the cold war It stopped last Septem ber during Soviet Premier Khrushchevs trip to the Unit ed States But a few days later intermittent jamming was started and has been kept up This month the Russians cracked down hard on Russian language newscast referring to the U2 incident Tuesday the Voices 2 pm Russian newscast and editori al comment was jammed But Musician Leonard Bernstein speaking on Beethoven got through At 5 pm the news was un touched the comment was jammed and something called Animals Machines and Med icine went over without a hitch ews in a utsheil a windshield a said and even to having spokesman though its probably more psy chological than physical we of course gave it to them Keeping the astronaut alive as well as happy accounts for most of the intricacies of the capsule Every major system of the cap sule is redundant as the en gineers say They mean that there is a duplicate system ready and waiting to take over if the primary system fails Curious devices worthy of a Rube Goldberg are in the cap sule One is a pulsating sponge that collects the astronauts sweat from the air It absorbs the moisture from the circulat ing air in his space suit antl FKOM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON A New York City merchant has shipped old 48star American flags to Haiti for use as dress goods curtains and scrub rags the State Department has complained ROME American actress Jayne Mansfield has revealed she is ex pecting her third baby ANKARA A wild fist fight broke out between opposing depu ties in Parliament over Premier A d n a n Men deres strong man poli cies It came as Men cleres was reported ready to ease his clampdown on the opposition Peoples Republican party NEW YORK The average length of life of United States citizens reached 697 years in 1959 TOKYO Thousands of young leftists snake danced around Prime Mini s t e r No b u s u k e Kishis home in the sixth straight day of demon strations against the Japanese leader and the military ties with the U S which he espouses SAN FRANCISCO The California Supreme Court has ordered a 3 week delay in the Finch Tregoff murder trial set to start so it can con sider whether Superior Judge Leroy D a w s o n should be disqualified be cause of prejudice Big voice of satellite gone WASHINGTON UP The big Storm damage in Iowa High winds in south voice7 of Americas space craft Pioneer had been ex pected to keep radio contact with the earth out to 100 million miles has been turned off be cause of battery trouble Power lias been leaking off into the vacuum of outer space But the National Aeronautics and Space Administration an nounced the smaller of Pioneers two transmitters has been turned on again and is send ing good signals expected to be heard out to 20 million miles from the earth Pioneer V Tuesday was 11 100000 miles from the earth in its long journey around the sun It has traveled approxi mately 125 million miles in after a tiint is mechanically space since it was launched squeezed to get rid of the water n March More locally heavy rains wer expected to pelt already sogg Iowa but the end of the shower weather was in sight for Thur day The weather bureau said th low pressure area west of th state would continue pumpin moistureladen air into Iowa causing more locally heav thundershowers The forecast brought n cheers from many Iowa citie and towns that were battered b heavy rains hail and stron winds Tuesday and Tuesdaj night So far Perry has chalke up the greatest rainfall total 311 inches But Des Moines wa not far behind with 271 inches THE CAPITOL was hard hi by another downpour early Wee nesday Hail stones measurin inches in diameter were re ported at nearby Norwalk an lightning lit up the sky Trees were uprooted as stron wind also blasted the city A least one house was struck b lightning causing a minor fire Iowa 5 was closed west o leghorn when rain collected in low spot Damage reports came from many sections of the state Tues day as the marauding shower ine moved west to east Nortl Iowa however had little rain A television tower WOITV at Ames was hit by lightning and the station knocked off the air for two hours At Stuart west of Des Moines twostory brick building col apsed during a heavy thunder shower A small grocery store occupied the bottom floor of the structure and apartments took up the second story None of the ccupants was hurt but the building and two cars in front of t were demolished A TORNADQ was reported in he Fairfax vicinity Observers said the funnel cloud touched down near the town felled a few trees and swirled back into the sky Lightning also hindered the work of Ottumwa police The police radio transmitter was knocked off the air At Cedar Rapids winds hit 55 miles an hour while nearly an inch of rain fell in the downtown section qf the city Other rainfall reports Eddyville 280 Paullina 270 Knoxville 268 Rockwell City 255 Chariton 251 Donnellson 221 Grimes 215 Oskaloosa 195 Ottumwa 185 Albia 183 Marshalltown 185 Fairfield 155 Williams 150 Jewell 145 Storm Lake 144 Haverhill 141 Osceola 140 and Ames 125 NERVE GAS BURIED Workmen gingerly lower a barrel containing Nazi World War II nerve gas shells into the hold of a freighter at Kiel Germany Some 60000 shells all cemented into the barrels are AP Photofax to be sunk in the Atlantic Ocean Said to be the most secret weapon in the Nazis arsenal the shells were found on two freighters sunk in the Baltic Sea Chiles ke to FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SANTIAGO that had been silent for as long as 40 years belched smoke ash and lava Wednesday over south ern Chile in what may be the worst earthquakes in history Official figures placed the toll at 3625 persons dead or miss ng Two new volcanoes on the shores of Lake Rinihue born in the travail that made itself felt all around the Pacific basin this week added their smoke to that of at least seven known vol canoes The formation of the new vol already more than 300 feet the lake bed and sent masses of water surging into the landslide dammed San Pedro River cre ating a new threat to quakedev C47on astated Valdivia The smoke in the rumbling as much as 23000 feet air and some of them also belched glowing streams of lava Fortunately few Chilean towns are located near the vol its base Bad weather delays trip WIESBADEN Germany US Air Force courier plane forced down in East Germany five days ago has taken off and is flying to the West it was an nounced Wednesday afternoon A spokesman said the plane has left the cornfield where it was forced down by Soviet Mig 17 jets and was enroute to Wies baden The Russians gave per mission Tuesday for the plane to leave but bad weather de layed takeoff IT WAS understood that tha planes regular crew was on board The five passengers in cluding a woman reportedly were headed for Wiesbaden by auto Gusty winds and clouds cov ered North Germany Tuesday heavy rains softened the ground US Air Force men stood by at Wiesbaden to welcome the nine men and a woman who strayed on a flight from Copenhagen Den mark to Hamburg Germany and spent four days in Soviet custody A US MILITARY mission A new tidal wave lashcdteam headcd bv Lt Co clarke Chiles southern coast Tuesday T Baldwin jrWarrentonj Va arm a m i mr D nrrnmi n Irn I motored to the landing site 10 miles inside of the Iron Curtain to handle formalities the release ported in the offshore Chiloc peaks jetted lands at the University this weeks earth AU information from the land Observers Chile said quakes were the most intense canoes Will accept draft Rocky ALBANY NY Nel on A Rockefeller told New York State Republican leaders Vednesday he would accept a raft to run as Republican can idate for president The Republican leaders greed that states 96vote dele ation therefore would go to the hicago convention uncommitted o any candidate The leaders decided against roposals to commit themselves o Rockefeller now as a favorite on candidate Party sources aid it was felt this would be oing too far in view of Rocke ellers repeated statement that e is not and does not intend to ecome an active candidate Rockefeller said however hat chances of draft rising are decidely remote SAME Wound proves fatal to West Union man WEST Rose 49 died in a local hospital late Living costs rise again set record ever recorded Seismologists in the Canary Islands said they jing spot near the village of Kluetz was roundabout The re Moroccan Riviera year earlier this This absence of direct contact contributed to premature re thence to LS Army headquarters at Heidelberg and finally to US Japan counted hundreds Force headquarters at Wies and missing as result of tdaJ waves caused by the quakes At Hilo Hawaii the toll was 38 dead 21 missing and 53 injured Damage at Hilo alone was of a takcoff mated at S60 million CRASH VICTIM WASHINGTON W Living ANNIVPPSARY CEXTERVILLE Larry costs rose fourtenths of one per uum Raph MalhewSi 21 a student at cent in April to another record BUENOS AIRES Arj Missouri State Teachers College high jgentina observed the 150th an at Kirksville was killed Wed The rise was the largest for niversary of its independence nesday when his car went out Wednesday in certmonies witjof control and overturned on nessed by delegations from 50 Highway 60 about nine miles any month since last June IN REPORTING the increase the Labor Department said it was largely due to a raise in food prices Poor spring growing conditions were a factor in the Tuesday without regaining conjupward movement of food costs sciousness after being accident ally shot in the head by his 17yearold son Rose a plumb er and his son John had been taking turns shooting sparrows with a 22 caliber rifle at their lome here when the accident occurred Red China may be stirring up new trouble for US FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES China accused the US Wednesday of aggravating tension in the Formosa Strait area amid indications that the Chinese Reds might be stirring up a new crisis in Southeast Asia The Communist charge came just a day after Red Chinese artillery the Matsu offshore islands for the first time in three months At the same time the Chi nese Communists charged that a US warship and a US military plane had violated Chinese waters and air space The Peiping foreign office is sued its 99th serious warn ing against such action The accusations coincided with fears of a new Commu nist terrorist campaign in Laos where the government ordered a state of alert fol lowing the prison escape of rebel Pathet Lao leader Prince Souphanouvong Laotian government leaden ordered a curfew and closed main roads in the Southeast Asian kingdom after the pro Communist leader broke out of an Army camp near Vien tiane with 15 followers and nine military guards who de fected Laotian military au thorities expressed concern that the Pathet Lao leaders might spark intense activity by pro Communist rebels who had remained fair ly quiet since the crisis that broke out last autumn The department consumers price index rose to 1262 per cent of the 194749 base period This is 19 per cent higher than a year earlier NEARLY A million workers in the auto farm equipment and related parts industries will get a 2centanhour pay raise be cause of the April living cost rise Their union contracts pro vide for adjustments based on the consumers price index All foods except dairy prod ucts and some vegetables cost more in April the department said Food prices rose by an average 15 per cent The price rise clipped four cents from the value of the con sumers bill On the inside North Iowa News Page 6 Society News 1213 Sports 1920 Clear Lake News 23 Editorials 24 Latest Markets 30 Mason City News30 Comics 32 foreign countries of here AP Photofax A HAPPY FELLA C Farris Bryant Ocala attor ney smiles as he looks up from a newspaper giving results of the Florida primary which he won over Doyle Carlton Hell face Republican George Peter son in the November race for governor but Demo cratic nomination is tantamount to election in Flori da Hell replace the retiring Gov Leroy Collins   

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