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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 30, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited toe GLOBEGAZETTE VOL H ud Umlted lnUrnaoiil run LCIM THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAX IS ALL NORTH 10 WANS N 1 I 6 tt B 0 R MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST M 19SI HOME EDITION ThU CoiuUU of fectloMfecUoa Vf Accident Near Hampton Fatal to Two Pleases Ike AN EARLYMORNING GREETING President Eisenhower stops to greet Tracey Palmer 2 daughter of Norman Palmer pro at the Newport R I Coun AP Photofax try Club A round of golf was the Presi dents first order of business as he start ed his vacation Red Invasion Try on Quemoy Feared by US on WASHINGTON UK U S offi cials braced Saturday for a pos sible Red China invasioni of the Chinese Nationalist offshore is lands over the Labor Day week Such a move would bring a showdown on whether the United States intends to defend the is lands and become involved in combat with Red Chinese forces The State Department under the command of Undersecretary of StateChristian R Herter kept Explorer V Wrecked by Collision is Far East experts working at heir desks or on call at home during the threeday holiday Top officials were away as a new tenseness continued to build up in the Far East in the wake of Red Chinas heavy shelling of Chinese Nationalist offshore is ands President Eisenhower was va cationing at Newport R I Sec retary of State Dulles was on a sailing holiday at Lake Ontario and Walter S Robertson assist ant secretary of state for Far last affairs was not expected ack from vacation until Tues day Eisenhower and Dulles have aid down a tough line for facing up to Peipings threats to attack AMSTERDAM HVA high alti tude collision between parts of its rocket units ruined the launching of Explorer V Dr Wernher von Braun reported to world astro nauts Saturday The first stage booster rocket had separated after burnout when gases and liquids remaining in it expanded in the vacuum of space and gave it a little extra thrust Von Braun said This sped it up so it hit the in strument part of the rocket knocking the final stages off in the wrong direction from ani or bit All three remaining stages of the rocket had fired perfectly VON BRAUN the Germanborn director of US Army rocketry said special precautions were be ing taken to avoid recurrences ol this most unlucky incident Explorer V was sent aloft from Cape Canaveral Fla last Sun day morning The military usual ly does not announce the techni cal reasons for failures and has disclosed nothing on this one up to now But itsent word to Von Braun who has been in Amster dam all week HE PRESENTED a 90minute detailed and technical report on nil phases of Explorer satellites at the closing day of the 9th an nual assembly of the Internation al Astronautic Federation He congratulated Soviet scien lists for the technical feats Achieved in recent months ant said that competition was of verj useful yalue I would like to say to our Soviet colleagues that we wil certainly be up there with you collecting data in more ambitious Undertakings which will follow in course Von Braun said The Weather Mason City Cooler with a few showers or thundershowers ending early Saturday night low 5862 Fair cooler Sunday high in low 70s Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday night occasional thun dershowers northeast portion low Partly cloudy and not so warm Sunday Minnesota Showers and cooler High Sunday near 75 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 87 Minimum 64 At 8 am 70 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 65 Eagle Grove Officer Suspended for Firing at Sign on Street EAGLE GROVE Policeman Rolla Stearns was under suspea sion Saturday after Police Chief Robert Koob arrested him when witnesses said Stearns fired his pistol across a city street at a sign Koob said Stearns pleadet guilty to a charge of unlawfully discharging a fire arm in the city limits Stearns was suspendec pending further action by the city council The witnesses said the police man said Stearns stood in fron of the city hall and fired his pis tol at an advertising sign across the street Stearns gave no rea son for his action officials said he offshore islands lying within sight of the China mainland OFFICIALS SAID the adminis ration has decidedto draw he line on any aggressive expan iionism by Red China But the refused to say flatly whether thi meant the U S 7th Fleet now o alert in the Formosa Strait vould fight to defend Quemoy Matsu and other offshore Nation alist island outposts Sen Wayne Morse D Ore said Friday night Congres should give its authorization be ore any U S forces are used t defend Quemoy and Matsu H said if the administration is con idering such a move the Pres dent should call a special sessio of Congress On Quemoy itself Com muni fire slacked off Saturday afte more than 12000 shells w e r poured into the Nationalisthel sland group in 24 hours bu Peiping threatened heavier bom bardments to come THE COMMUNIST ministry national defense ordered its a tillery units to redouble the attack on the islands just o the Chinese mainland Peipin radio said It claimed that heav casualties had been inflicted o eight Conference on ATest Ban Set Khrushchev Agreeable NEWPORT R I if Presi ent Eisenhower Saturday ex ressed gratification that Russia as agreed to join the United tates and Britain in talks on anning nuclear weapons tests The Presidents reaction to So et Premier Nikita Krushchevs Moscow announcement was re wrted to newsmen at Eisenhow rs vacation headquarters by his ress secretary James C Hag rty Hagerty replied sure when sked whether the United States vould be willing to hold the talks n Geneva as proposed by Krush hev Russia accepted the y S British suggestion the talks start Oct 31 The President is gratified that he Soviet government has agreed o start negotiations with us and he British Hagerty said at a news conference He hopes that as a result of the negotiations starting Oct 31 a workable agree ment can be reached Between the hree countries HAGERTY TALKED with re orters as Eisenhower starting his first full day of vacation in his resort area made ready for a round of golf at the Newport ouritry ClubThe President was looking forward to a Labor Day weekend free of work Hagerty also disclosed that shortly after arrival from Wash ngton late Friday the President informally discussed the tense Far East situation Vice Adm Stuart Ingersoll one of his tiostsat the U S Naval Base in Newport Ingersollwho now heads the Navy War College was chief of the U S Defense Command in the Formosa area in 195557 He also is a former commander of the U S 7th Fleet which still is patrolling Formosa Strait in the current crisis as the Chinese Com munists threaten an invasion of the Nationalistheld offshore is lands EISENHOWER and Ingersoll re viewed the admirals experiences in that area and also talked over Russian Dogs Hofe After Space Trip MOSCOW W Moscows bring em back alive rocket ing of two dogs 281 miles into space has moved her a step closer to achieving the same feat with man But Soviet scientists have stressed there is still a long way to go The Soviet government an nounced Frday night it had shot two dogs into space aboard a one stage rocket and brought them back in good health This is more than twice the highest altitude achieved in simi lar experiments reported in the Soviet Union But if is only an other ina long series of tests which Russian scientists say must precede any Soviet attempt to risk human life by propelling man into space FIRST REPORTS from the lat est experiment gave no indica tion that a similar attemptwith a human being was in the offing The Soviet news agency Tass said the two female Belyanka and Peostraya were sent aloft Wednesday from a spot in European Russia and landed just where the scientists intended Tass said the dogs weighing 18 pounds each were placed in a hermetically sealed cabinet It did not indicate how they came down Previous reports on simi lar Soviet experiments over the past three years have said the dogs were parachuted down THE DOGS came down by par achute Lt Gen Anatoly A Bla gonravov told the London Daily Mirror by telephone from Mos cow The Soviet scientist said they were aloft 25 minutes and were quite happy during the The experiment was strictly an upanddown operation There 3 Co rs Collide picture for 45 Nationalist troops in the day bombardment Most military men on Formosa lave concluded that the shelling is the prelude to a Communist at tempt to capture the Quemoy group soon The Nationalists say theyre ready From early Friday until am Saturday the Reds poured 12345 shells into the islands the Nationalist defense ministry said Then they decreased the fire hurling only 390 shells at the Na tionalists until shortly after dawn when they switched to an occas ional round of shells carrying the present minutes Hagerty provided no detail re garding the talks But he said the fact Mayor Henry Wilkinson of Newport also was present under scored the informal nature of the discussion at Eisenhowers vaca tion residence at Ft Adams on Narragansett Bay As for Russias acceptance of the Western proposal to talks on canning nuclear weapons tests Iagerty said in reply to a ques ion that he does not look for the President to go to Geneva for at east the first round of the con ference Hagerty said the US detega ion probably would be made up propaganda leaflets Ministry officials said the rela tive lull might bejust a prelude to heavier bombardments They did not consider it a sign the Reds had decided to lay off Austin Youth Killed in TwoCar Crash AUSTIN Minn UPI Min nesota recorded its first fatality of the Labor Day holiday week end Saturday The victim was Roger MiUer 18 Austin who died in a two car crash on High way 16 Injured in the crash were Norman Schmidt 23 and Diane Bustad 18 Conger They were the occupants of the other auto argely of technical experts at the start Asked whether a summit con erence might develop later with Eisenhower British Prime Minis er Harold M a c m i 11 a n and Khrushchev present Hagerty re plied he could not say at this Lime KHRUSHCHEVS agreement to join in the talks was coupled with some indications the Soviet Union might break its own current ban on last March In proposing the talks last week Eisenhower stipulated the United States is ready to suspend tests for one year starting Oct 31 pro vided Russia maintains its ban The President expressed hope a 12month halt would lead to a permanent ban as part of a gen eral agreement Khrushchev said the purpose of test ban talks must be to con clude an agreement to end for all time tests of atomic and hydrogen weapons of all kinds by all states This was not likely to please the French who are trying to explode their first atomic weapons has been no known Soviet attempt to place a dog in orbit since Laika went up in Sputnik II last Nov 3 She died after one week Schedule 10 LowPower Atomic Tests WASHINGTON govern ment announced Friday it plans 10 lowpowered atomic blasts in Nevada before the proposed one year suspension of nuclear weapons tests beginning Oct 31 An announcement by the Atom ic Energy Commission said the 10 shots will complete the 1958 testing program which has been Jin progress at the Eniwetok anc Johnston Island proving grounds in Pacific P r e s i dent Eisenhower an nounced last Friday that the United States would suspend al nuclear firings for a year if Rus sia agreed and joined in negolia tions on an international network to prevent sneak nuclear wea pons tests Several of the test shots will be contained underground in tun nels that have been under con struction for several months The others he said will be fired from balloons or towers More than half of the tests wil be less than one kiloton equiva lent to 1000 tons of TNT and th highest will be in the nominal or 20kiloton range The undergrounc tests are expected to provide in formation of interest to seismolo gists Autopsy Planned in Iowa Youths Death SIOUX CITY m An autopsj was planned in the death of Rob ert Holscher 15 who collapsec while practicing football with th Central High School team The youth a junior at Central complained of feeling ill while or the football field Thursday night He walked to the sidelines anc fell unconscious He was taken to a hospital and later placed i an iron lung He died Friday SAFE LANDING SAN FRANCISCO UPI t four engined chartered Grea Lakes airliner with 69 person battled high winds for 200 mile over the Pacific Ocean with fue dwindling away Friday night be fore making a safe landing here Hampton Chronicle Photos CRASH IN WHICH TWO DIED A tow truck top photo drags the car of Mr and Mrs Virgil Wright Mason City from in front of the station wagon driven by Richard Legg Marshalltown following a threecar collision north of Hampton early Saturday Bottom photo shows the car which Emmett J was driving and whichwas bounced into a ditch by the impact Rock FallsNora Springs School Appeal Rejected An appeal to stop a public elec ion on the proposed Rock Falls Springs schooldistrict Fri Lay was turned down by the State Board of Public Instruction The board upheld a plan calling or an election to unite six Township Nora Springs Portland 1 and 8 and parts of Portland 6 and Owen 3 single school district The appeal against the plan vas madeby the Cerro Gordo bounty Board of Education and he board of directors of the Falls township Consolidated School district Mason City Atty Robert Shepard representing the two roups pleaded their case Aug 20 before the state board in Des Moines M C MARTIN Cerro Gordo lounty Superintendent of Schools Saturday said that according to Traffic Toll on Way Up BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Americans bent on making the most of summers last holiday took to the highways this Labor Day weekend and the toJ In deaths began The number of traffic fatalities appeared modest as volume of cars on the move mounted But the spectre of violent death ap peared as drivers misjudged and crashed or unwary pedestrians were hit by autos By 1 pm there were 69 traf fic deaths 4 drownings and 11 deaths from miscellaneous causes for an overall total of 84 The National Safely Council forecast that it might be the last holiday for 420 persons Thats how many the NSC estimated wil be killed in highway accidents in the 78hour period from 6 pm local time Friday until midnight Monday The council also estimated 4 million cars will be on the move overthe weekend The highway death toll early in the weekend was widely scat tered over the country Tractor Overturns Iowa Man Killed BLAKESBURG W Earl Me Dowell 54 was killed Friday eve ning when a tractor he was using to clean out roadside weeds struck a stump and overturned He was assisting in preparation of Blakesburgs annual fall fes tival aw the decision turning down he appeal could now be ap pealed to the District Court He expressed no opinion as to whetherthis would bei done Any appeal to the District Court must be made within 30 days If none is made a date for the elec ion on the proposeddistrict will e set by Fannie HoweU Floyd ounty Superintendent of Schools At the time the appeal was made to the state board Sheparc winted out that the decision oi the board would befinal for all practical purposes A further ap ieal to the District Court woulc a long and expensive process he said Members of the Cerro Gordo Floyd and Mitch ell County school Mards voted 9 to 6 to approve a petition calling for the election oUbwinga public hearing June 17 in Charles City ALL FIVE members of the Cer ro Gordo board plus one Mitchell County member voted against the petition In the hearing before the state board Shepard argued that there were no ties and little communi cation between Rock Falls in Cerro Gordo County and Nora Springs in Floyd County He contended that the new dis trict would not be large enough to get the fullest benefit from reorganization He pointed oui that of the six different districts only Rock Falls and Nora Springs now operate schools Shepard requested that the Rock Falls district be kept avail able for possible reorganization of the Mason City district at some later date FRED ONTJES Mason City at torney urged the state board to let the people of the Rock Falls district vote to decide the ques tion He said 190 peoplein the Rock Falls district had signed for the election Other speakers in favor of the district pointed out that it woulc be some 12 miles long and 1 miles wide Enrollment is expect ed to be about 710 The hearing was held before J C Wright State Superintenden of Public Instruction and two o his assistants The findings o this group then were submittec to the ninemember State Board of Education for a decision 7TH PLACE TIE DES MOINES Wi Iowa tiet with Michigan for seventh plac among the states in traffic deat reduction for the first half of 195 as opposed to the first six month of 1957 National Safely Counci figures show in North lownns Victims Mrs Virgil Wright Mason City and Emmett J McHale 25 Dlarion bothdied shortly after hreecar crackup on Highway 65 one and a half miles north of Hampton about 1 am Saturday The two deaths were among four in Iowa as the long Labor Day weekend began Authorities said heavy fog near Hampton limited visibility to 50 to 75 feet The Wright car going north The McHale car headed south cameup behind a statjon wagondriven by Rich ard Legg Marshalltpwri also go ing sbiith and hit the left end of the stationwagon V THE McHALE car was thrown across the road by the impact and hit the right front of Wrights car McHale was thrown through the windshield andover the hood His car then went over a 30foot mbankment Wrights car which bounced bout 20 feet by the impact was hrown into the Legg station Three persons in the Legg ar were only shaken up W ra g h t was in Hampton in satisfactory condition with a brokenleg and other in uiries Wright was transferred to lason City hospital Saturday fternoon Mrs Wright had been an eni loyeofthe Mason City Globe gazette circulation department hepast severalyears She is sur ived by her husbandT son and a daughter Funeral arrangements are in complete The Wrights made their at 744 11th NEMason City T H E OTH E R double f aiality accident happened near Slatier on Ib w a 210 about a hi David Allen Mullane and Thomas Matthewson were killed outright when a driven by Mullane crashedinto the from the end of a North Wes ern freight The engineer GuyvRollinger Boone said he became aware of the accident when the trains air brake system lost Its pressure The car had apparently caused the coupling to part wh en it struck the freight car which wag jarred from the rails Mullanecar was carried about 800 feet down the track Authorities said it wasioggy at the time of theaccident Both twys graduated last spring from Madrid High School where they starred in athletics Story County had three highway deaths in a carbus crash Thursday Building Burns on Turkey Farm CHARLES CITY A building at the Monaghan Bros turkey farm two miles northeast of here was destroyed by fire Friday night Due to a delayed alarm he entire roof was burning when the rural fire truck arrived Firemen used more than 11000 gallons of water but directed their efforts at saving a turkey house the roof of which had caught fire from sparks The 60 by 90 foot building a combination elevator and grain bin tool house and machine shop was lost with all its contents No estimate had been made of the damage and no cause of the fire determined The loss was partial ly covered by insurance GEN LEE DIES YORK Pa UPI Lt Gen John C H Courthouse Lee 71 controversial Army general of World War II died Saturday SAME ;