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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited foe MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE llwltArlk THAT ALL NOTH W A N I 0 POME iplTION VOL LXIV PMM United full LCIM cent copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBEP 1957 Tills Paper Consuls of Four 41 Satellite Launching Reset for Frid Death Toll in British Rail Crash Hits 84 ay Two Trains Collide in Thick Fog 174 Are on Injured List LONDON M Rescue teams Thursday night removed the last bodies from the wreckage of a dis astrous twotrain pileup and fixed the immediate death toll at 84 Another 174 persons were in jured 107 seriously in the crash Wednesday night of two trains jammed with Londoncommuters and Christmas shoppers police said Authorities had feared from 20 to 30 bodies would be found in a coach smashed by the collision and then crushed by the heavy girders of a damaged viaduct that fell atop the wreckage Found Empty But rescue crews exhausted af ter nearly 24 hours of ceaseless work Ln the twisted metal and bat tered woodwork broke through the paneling of the coach anc found it empty Tarpaulin screens were erected along roadways overlooking the scene in southeast London to hide the wreckage from passlrig motor ists and the curious Horrible as thewreck was it just missed being even worse for a third train almost was involved An 11coach steam train drove into the rear of a 10coach electric halted near St Johns Sta tion Theimpact shot cars into the air and brought down part oi an overhead viaduct which car ried another electric rail line 2000 Aboard An eightcoach electric train above was left with the front wheels of its engine hanging over the edge Salvage teams early Thursday finally removed the train above The two wrecked trains were carrying about 2000 commuters and Christmas shoppers Trains were not operating on schedule because of the thickest fog in recent years which envel oped Britain and parts of the con tinent for two days The disar ranged timetable and lack of vis ibility were blamed by some for the wreck but railway officials declined to speculate before a full inquiry 30000 Pounds of Unmarked Oleo Is Seized in Iowa DES MOINES agri culture officials have refused to allow 30000 pounds of oleomar garine stored in the state to be distributed because it isnt prop erly marked The Iowa Department of Agri culture officials impounded the olco Wednesday after complaints were received that consumers wore being served olco that did not have the required olco word stamped on the pats L P Liddy head of the state dairy and foods division said only olco in warehouses would be stopped because taking the illegal olco back from individual shop owners and would be of checking wouldnt be fair a tremendous job oleo side the state for distribution AP Pholofax HEADS COUNCIL The Rev Edwin T Dahlberg St Louis is the new president of the Nation al Council of Churches Dr Dahlberg former president of the American Baptist conven tion will serve until i960 The Council is winding up its trien nial meeting at St Louis Forest City Goal FOREST CITY Approximate ly 80 men Thursday will begin threeday capitol stock campaign for Forest Citys homegrown trailer factory to be known as Forest City Industries Inc A goal of 550000 has been set 3f that amount more than 00 had been subscribed before the organizational meeting Wed nesday night Each of the 80 volunteers is to isit four prospective purchasers of stock There isto be a report ing session Saturday night All money collected is to be placed in escrow at the bank until notifica ion from the Secretary of State hat the corporation papers have een accepted Following publication of the of ficial papers stock certificates willbe issued to the purchasers a board of directors elected and a plant manager employed It is hoped that production of the 15foot travel trailers may get started in January Charles City Man Dies in Auto Crash CHARLES CITY John Moo 65 operator of the Moo berry Cabins here was killed in stantly Wednesday night whence drove into a concrete bridge abutment on Highway 14 if miles south of Roseville Moobcrry was alone in his car ind it is thought he fell asleep driving Moobcrry had operated the Maximum cabin court the last 11 years after Minimum retiring from farming in the PowAt 8 am ersville area He was a member YEAR AGO of the Moose Lodge Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p m at the Hauser Funeral Home here with burial the Sunnyside Memory Gar 8 Known Dead in Explosion V Stores Wrecked in Georgia VILLA RICA Ga An ex plosion believed caused by a faul ty gas heater wrecked four stores Thursday killing at least eigh persons and trapping an unknown number in the wreckage A policeman said there may have been as many as 40 to 5 persons in the stores when the explosion came Twenty persons were taken to a hospital with burns Some were reported badlj injured The blast wrecked a drug store a tencent store a jewelry store and a dress shop Bill Berry own er of the drug store where the explosion occurred about 11 am said two men working on a fault gas heater at thetime were miss ing He identified them as 0 T Dyer and hisf son Johnny wife waS Body Recovered The body ofpr Jack Burnhani who had an office over the store was recovered Two pa tients in his office had not been found A wall of the drug store canv crashing down on several car parked nearby Fire that followed the explosion was brought under control an hour and half later Fire depart men Is from Atlanta 37 mile eastward and from other com m unities were rushed to th scene along with rescue squad from several nearby towns Rescue Squads National Guard rescue squads and 30 prisoners from a work camp joined in aiding the injurec and removing the bodies The identified dead included Os car Hixon a gas company super visor Ray Dodson city clerk of this town of 1700 was in his office in he city hall a block away when the explosion came He said il shook the city hall and tossed de bris all over town Dr James Harrison pharma cist said he believed 8 to 10 per sons were killed in the blast and fire The Weather Mason City Cloudy through Fri day with light rain or snow Fri day or Friday night Low Thurs day night in lower 30s High Friday near 40 Iowa Mostly fair Thursday night low 3238 Friday increasing cloudiness but continued mild high 45 northeast 60 southwest Cloudy and colder Minnesota flurries GlobeGazette weather data to 8 ar Thursday up 35 13 23 46 32 OUTPUT INCREASED DES MOINES pro Maximum The oleo was manufactured bv nilc Memory uarduction in Iowa during October totaled 279147000 the Agricul Inc Osceola Ark Company is survived by his ture Department said Wednesday ficials said the failure to one son Clinton The figure was 19 per cent more print the olco was not an effort f daughters Mrs Wilthan the 195155 average to evade the law Aam De Buhr Rockford andj i evade the law lam De Buhr Rockford and Liddy ssid the nonimprinted Gohr Charles City eo wil have to be shipped grandchildren three great J ilSnClCnllClTPn Clof n wo brothers two sisters and WHERE THERES SMOKE FRANKLIN Ky bed isnt AWAITS SENTENCING r DES MOLXES Jack son 27 DCS Moincs one of nine burning cigarettes in persons arrested here Sept 27 inlrestricted to people a narcotics raid awaited sentcncccalled to extinguish a Thursday on six charges of illegal the caves of a1 businrs possession and sale of heroinitraced the fire to Jackson pleaded guilty Wednesjbird had picked up to nesl Firemen in oaiatfag by FSMaaaiag te family of othe Chiistm Phpp V rf a significance It heralds the start 01 tne um istmasOheer Fund solicitation m which so many persons in Mason area participateeach yean Purpose of thelandSo cejtamthat there will benoemptystockingSin this community ni of the the goal of theChfe Fund and btr Close All Dutch Consulates Expel Nationals JAKARTA Indonesia UP The Indonesian government Thursday ordered the Closure of all Dutch consulates and the ex pulsion of the 50000 to 60000 Dutch nationals in Indonesia The orders climaxed a week long antiDutch campaign touched off after Indonesia lost a battle hi the United Nations debate on possession of western New Guinea now held by the Dutch Tri Paris where Indonesian For eign Minister Dr Raden Suban Champ Steer Is Sold for Pound CHICAGO Wi Sue Secondinos1 drio arrived from New York au thoritative sources said Indonesia was seriously thinking of break ing off diplomatic relations with the Netherlands The expulsion order was an nounced by the Ministry of Jus lice The Central Immigration Serv ice announced a three phase plan had been formulated for the expulsion or repatriation of Dutch citizens from Indonesia It said jobless Dutch would leave in the first phase and middle class Dutch in the sec ond place In the final phase the remainder of Dutch citizens in the islands would go Justice Minister Gustaaf Adolph Maengkom said the action was part of Indonesias current liber ate West Irian campaign Indo nesia claims the Dutchheld terri grand champion steer Honey moon was sold Thursday for S30 a record for the Inter national Livestock Exposition The steer was purchased by Arthur Godfrey and the auction ng was televised on his CBS pro gram The 19yearold Mrs Secondino heard the record S30 bid with mixed emotions She smiled and raised a hand to her eyes Will Buy Farm Mrs Secondino a trim brunette vho lives at New Goshen Ind said she and her husband Peter plan to use the money to buy a arm in Indiana The champion whitefaced Here ord weighed 1035 pounds Thurs day The sale brings Mrs Secon dino 531050 The previous record was set last year when Penn State University old the grand champion for 2050 a total price of 20367 Big Difference There was a difference m the price per pound paid for he grand champion and the re ervc grand champion Chuck Vood Jr 17 Spencer Iowa re ceived S250 a pound for the re erve grand champion compared vith a pound last year but Vood said he was not particu arly disappointed Top steer prices at the Chicago in normal trade channels have reached more than per hundredweight or per pound Mrs Secondinos husband bought Honeymoon for his bride while they were honeymooning ncar San Antonio Tex last Feb jruary He paid for it tory on the island on New Guinea The antiDutch campaign was inaugurated Monday with a ban on Dutch publications cancella tion oflanding rights of the KLM Royal Dutch Airline and a 24hour strike against all Dutch commer cial enterprises A top Moslem political leade sharply rebuked his fellow Indo nesians for action taken againstthe Dutch Sjafruddin Prawiranegara Ban of Indonesian governor warne disaster could befall the na tion if flagrant violations o the constitution were permitted t continue Sjafruddin is a leade of the power MasjumL Moslem Party Camping Fees Cabin Rates increased DES MOINES the cost of sleeping under the stars is going up Wilbur Rush chief of the state conservation commissions land and waters division said cabin and lodge rates in Iowa state aarks Tuesday were increased a week Camping fees in state parks were increased from 50 cents a night to 75 centsand from a week to MISSING CHILDS DOLL Police Chief denberg Sycamore 111 holds a plastic doll owned by Maria Ridolph missing 7yearold girl believed to be a kidnap or sex crime victim The doll found on a street where the girl was last seen talking to a strange man Checkoff to Be Resumed Winds Vdlve Cause Delays CAPE CANAVERAL Fla new attempt to launch a liny est satellite was ordered Thurs day The new try will get under way in daylight hours Friday it was formally announced The announcement came from De ense Department Information 3hief C H Schooley at the out set of a news conference Schooley said the launching at iempt would be made some time after 6 am The conference was two hours later than had been initially planned while military and scien tific planners conferred Shortened Countdown J Paul Walsh deputy director of the launching project said the new attempt would involve a shortened countdown of proba bly six or seven hpurs This con trasted with the 11hour basic pre paratory period orcountdown of the first try Wednesday Walsh said the 11ton 72foot launching missile had not been completely possible a shortening ofthe pre liminary checking period We cannot say exactly where we willpick up the count Walsh said We will have to reshuffle the whole project Walsh said the main iteminre fueling is the liquid oxygen which gave the greatest difficulty in the original try because of a leaky valve He added that efforts are beingmade to prevent a recur renceof this trouble Troubles The valve leak and a cumula tion of lesser troubles along with winds of an unusual shearing ef feet possibly capable of twisting or toppling the rocket forced abandonment of the proposed test launching of the baby moon Wednesday night only 50 minutes short ofthe last of many target hours assigned to it Walsh said there was no sure fire guarantee that the Vanguard would be fired Friday Asked whether the wind which played a bad actor part Wednes day night still was an important factor Walsh replied that the Force has forecast favorable winds for Friday and that is one ihing we took into consideration in resetting our work The decision to resume the as sault on the satellite launching problem apparently forestalled any attempt at a test launching of the Atlas intercontinental bal istic missile which currently n its stand awaiting a firing Herculean Test ALAN VEST Alan Vest in Race for Lt Governor SAC CITY Sen Alan Vest announced Thursday he will seek the Republican nomination lor lieutenant governor of Iowa n the primary election next June Vest thus becomes the first can didate to announce for lieutenant governor in either party He has beena member of the state Sen ate since 1951 and served as pres ident pro tempore in the 1957 leg islative session Practiced Law Vest i practiced Jaw in Saa City since 1934 and served for three terms as Sac County attor ney He is a veteran WorldWar if is Cape Canaveral is teeming with est Army Jupiters Air rorce Thors and Snarfcs assorted NTavy awaiting firing schedules Fitting them in has become a herculean task for this overworked overcrowded center At Cambridge Mass the Smithsonian Astrophysical Lab ratory announced that the 64 nch pound test sphere once t has entered an orbit will be known officially as 1957 Gam ma for the third letter of the reek alphabet The name would signify that his was the third manmade moon of the year If the Soviets aunch a third Sputnik before 5am ma gels going the U S or liter presumably would take the ame of Delta or No 4 All Florida Kept tabs on the aunchuig attempt and a goodly art of the population of this rea thronged to the beaches roviding a view of the launch ng area The test center itself s closed to the public News men joined the public in bird from the beach Teacher Is Killed in Rocket Experiment FLOYDADA Tex tflA rocket iade from a piece of pipe blew p during a high school chemis ry class experiment Wednesday illing the teacher and injuring seven students Garland Foster 40 the teacher and a former em ploye of the Atomic Energy Com mission Research Center at Los Alamos NM was killed and after chief prosecutor of the Military govern ment court for Bremen Ger many and in deNazification of trade and industry in Bremen Augustana Graduate Born inChicago Vest attended the public schools of Sioux Falls SDyaYid is a graduate ofAugus tana Lutheran College and the University of Soutb Dakota law school An activeMethodist Church member Vest also is a member of the Sioux City Consistory and other Masonic Orders Odd Fel lows and Kiwanis International He is married and has two chil dren William Nicholas Mason City the present lieutenant governor is expected to be a candidate for governor on the GOP ticket Soviets Launch First Atomic Surface Vessel MOSCOW day launched the worlds first atomic surface vessel the 16000 ion ice breaker Lenin The ship was put into the water at Leningrad the official Soviet News Agency Tass announced It said the ship would have a speed of 32 kilometers about 20 miles an hour in unobstructed waters The ship will be easy to steer and will be capable of breaking ice two meters six feet thick the announcement said TheLenin is the first atomic powered surface vessel However the United States has two nuclear powered submarines the Nautilus and the Sea Wolf The keel for the first US atom icpowered surface vessel was laid last Monday at the Fore River Shipyard of the Bethlehem Steel Corp at Quincy Mass The ves sel is not expected to be com pleted until 1961 Hennings Reported in Good Condition NEW YORK toSen Thomas Hennmgs 54 who suf fered a mild cerebral spasm while presiding at a Senate com mittee hearing here Wednesday was reported in good condition at a hospital Thursday SAMI ;