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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Newspaper Edited or TNI NEWSPAPER THAT MA IT Y GLOBEGAZETTE IS ALL NORTH IOWAMS Nil G H B 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL L XIV AMoeUUd and United full Wizw MASON ClTY SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 US AP Photofax MISS Can Orsdel a sophomore from Des Moines has been elected Miss SUI by the male students in a campus contest Her attendants were Marilyn Minor Charles City Jo Ann Pools Newton Dorothy Lind Clinton and M a r c i a Myers Osceola Russ Used Ramp as Launcher Scientist Gives Views By RAY KOOSER GlobeGaxette Staff Writer used a seven mile long ramp on the side of one of the Ural Mountains to launch Sputnik I The railroad track ramp and three boxcarsize tubes of rocket fuel were used to give the satellite rocket a 2000mile an hour start on its flight into outer space That conclusion was reached by Dr L A DoyleOsage osteopath as soon as he heard of the launch ing of the Russiansatellite on Oct 5 He hased his conclusion on in formation revealed only a few hours before by Dr Harlow Shap ley Harvard University lecturer one of the worlds foremost as tronomers Lecture Meeting Dr Shapley reported on the Russian launching ramp during a lecture Oct 5 at Drake Univer sity He was addressing the two day meeting oE the Great Plains Astronomical Assn The Harvard scientist said that he was touring Russian observa lories with other world scientists late last winter He said he saw the rocket launching site at a point in the Ural Mountains about 125 miles norlh of the Caspian Sea He said he saw what he thought was the rocket He reported that he already had information that the Russian satellite rocket had been spoke several hours before the Soviets revealed the news to the world No Techniques Given Dr Shapley said the Russian let the other world astronomers witness the rocket launcher but there was no dis closure of the techniques used to fire the rocket or how the rocket was assembled on the ramp He said the method was theor ized upon his return to the Unit ed States Dr Shapley reported the So viets fashioned the sevenmile long ramp on an angle up the side of a mountain The three stage rocket undoubtedly was at tached to the front end of he three tubes for the ascent On a signal the rocket fuel ig ignitcd and the rocket started up the ramp The Osagc osteopath said Dr ShapJey figured that the time the rocket reached the end of the ramp the missile would have been going 2000 miles an hour Terrific Heat Dr Shapley theorized that when the rocket reached the end of the ramp the fuel within the rocket took over and shot the missile into space The terrific heat generated by the ascent would have completely disinte grated the three tubes and the railroad track leaving only the rocket for the journey into its orbil Dr Shapley reported Dr Doyle said the launching ramp revealed by Dr Shapley sounded similar to the type of ramp used by the Germans when they fired rockets on London During World War If Several hundred of he top German scien tists were imprisoned by the Russians after the war No Hint of Labor Warfare Door Open f to Teamsters ATLANTIC CITY N J Both the AFLCIO and the exiled Teamsters Union disclaimed any intent Saturday of starting a la bor war in the wake of the truck unions expulsion on corruption charges The giant Teamsters organi zation was ousted from AFLCIO membership Friday by a 51 vot ing margin of convention dele gates The action came after AFLCIO President George Meany charged the Teamsters have never lifted a finger to clean up allegedly cor rupt conditions that have swirled around Presidentelect James R Hoffa and other high Teamster bosses Door But Meany said the federations door will remain open for return of the Teamsters as soon as Hof fa is ousled There is no plan at all for a war with the Teamsters and we hope it will never come Meany said Hoffa said in New York where he is being tried in Federal Court on wiretapping charges the Teamsters intended to carry on as before cooperating w i t h whatever unions wanted to co operate Einar 0 Mohn Teamsters ad ministrative vice president said here We dont intend to leave Atlantic City with chips on our the other hand we dont intend to play dead either just because somebody doesnt like us Charges Aired Just how longthe Teamsters remain ostracized fromthe main body oE organized labor seemed to depend in large part on how Hoffa fares in his current trial on wiretapping charges or pend ing federal perjury charges and in a suit in Washington challeng ing his election to the Teamsters presidency The Washington case seeks to overturn Hoffas election last October as Teamsters president succeeding retiring Dave Beck A federal judge has enjoined Hof fa from taking office until charges he Helped rig his own election are decided Exiling the Teamtsers with million members cut down the AFLCIOs overall membership o 13 million This Piper Conjlsti oi Two One n Barn Contents Lost in Blaze RUDD Fire on a farm two miles east and two and a half miles south of here Friday com pletely destroyed a barn and its contents Leland Moore is the tenant on the farm belonging to Harry Bish op Airs Moore noticed smoke and flames coming from the barn about 8 am Firemen from Rudd ivere called but were unable to ave the building Lost in the fire were 1200 bales of hay 800 bales of straw six lows and 30 little pigs Harvesting Accident Fatal to iowa Man CHEROKEE UP John Jriemc 68 rural Aurelia died here Friday of injuries he re ceived in a harvesting accident vhile assisting his son Grieme who is a retired farm r was crushed when a wagon oad of corn tipped over on him He died about hours later in a hospital here of chest injuries and severe shock RECORDSET CHINA LAKECalif world record speed of 25751 miles an hour Friday was set by a rocket sled IS37 CHEER FUND GOAL Apollo Tlie Kev William F Oitrking CronlnDexter Auxiliary Police Auxiliary Assn 3 Bs St Paul iscla Fertile Justa Club Joyce Killmer Club Central United Lutheran Church Women Ye Club H Ebee Inter Nos Club Phoencclan Club GlobeGazette LPL WEII RNR Easl State Club A friend Gencsco Hotaemakers Club West Haven Dorcas Circle Repina and Wm B Jean Ann Johnstone Council of Social Ageutces First days total 200 DOll SOO 5K im iOO 50 UO 2001 KM 31IU 600U 3500 700 500 25110 1000 1900 32050 Amount still needed Giving Dajrs Left Cheer Fund Is Off to Good Start HRISTM AS CHEER is off to an encourag ing start Gifts sent in by mail or brought lo the GlobeGa zette offices for the listing Sat urday totaled 30150 That leaves still to be raised in the14 giving days remaining before Christmas The first gift on the list under the name of Apollo was contrib uted more than a month ago be fore the donor left on a vaca tion Former Pastor Also among the first gifts is that of the Rev William F Dierking former pastor here and now living in Rid de Janeiro Brazil One of the most significant gifts is a S50 contribulion from the WaTanYe Club an organi zation of businesswomen that carries on a yeararound program of community services As will be seen from the list the initial donors included indi viduals clubs churches and lodges And as usual Ihe cause of the deserving has also brought conlributions from outside the city Help It Grow The progress of the Cheer Fund will be depicted by Ihe growth of the Christmas tree above Our appeal to evervone is HELP IT GROW The Christmas Cheer Fund is designed to make certain that all families will be remembered this Christmas You can do your part by either sending orbringing your gift to the GlobeGazette Send it to Christmas Cheer Mason City Iowa Cold Front Moves Across iowa The colder air that moved southeastward across Iowa Fri day dropped temperatures into the 20s and lower Friday night Low readings ranged from 18 at Spencer to 29 at Davenport and Burlington Mason City had 20 The light snow the Weather Bu reau predicted earlier failed to materialize except in the Council Bluffs area where some light snow fell early Saturday Little temperature change was expected on Sunday Criticize Publicity of Test Allies Are Disappointed BY UNITED PRESS United States failure on its first satellite launching attempt Friday brought bitter criticism from congressmen and sharp disappointment to Americas al lies Senate Majority Leader Lyn don B Johnson DTex demand ed a full report on the Vanguard program In a speech to the Am ariilo Tex Chamber of Com merce Johnson who also heads the Senate Defense Preparedness Committee criticized the ad vance publicity Why dont they perfect the satellite and announce it after it is in the sky he asked What happened is one of the best pub licized and most humiliating fail ures in our history Mass Hysteria Sen Clinton P Anderson D NM blamed mass hysteria brought on by the successful So viet satellite launchings for push ing this country into the faulty firing when it was not ready We just tried to show off he said United Nations delegates from Western nations were concerned about the Vanguards effect on arms talks One major delegate said Until the United States gets a satellite into an orbit to com pete with Russias success there is no hope of moving one step forward on disarmament Temporary Setback However most displomats re garded the failure as only tem porary and many expressed the opinion that Russia also had suf fered similar setbacks before getting its first satellite success fully into orbit Defense SecretaryNeil H Mc Elroy took the view that while the failure was disappointing it was not too surprising Both British and French dele gales expressed keen disappoint ment over the matter They feared the Western world would suffer propagandawise At Gettysburg Pa where he is spending the weekend Presi dent Eisenhower also expressed disappointment He asked the De fense Department to give him a full report Arkady A Sobolev Soviet am bassador told reporters the American failure was too but did not comment further Rap Overemphasis But other officials and some scientists cautioned against over emphasizing its importance Sev eral of the scientists said that in must he expected British newspapers were par as Kaputnik Ikes Phutnik and Flopnik Liquor Crackdown Set at Des Moines DES MOINES WVPolk County Attorney Ray Hanrahan has or dered a strict crackdown on il clubs Hanrahan said Friday he re gardcd by some places in and near DCS Moines Hunt for Clues to anguard ure pushed The nose cone arHwfoT the disinte rocket contained the Skeleton of Man Is Identified skeleton of a man was found Friday by Leonard Curley Carlson in a quonset building on his farm 3 miles south of here OQ1U LimL lu Dr Winston G Baltzell Floyd tests of that sort such failures County coroner identified the body as that of Lee Biggs 68 who had been missing from the ticularly hardhitting Front page Floyd County Home since July headlines referred to the failure 19Dr Baltzell said Marion Jen sen steward of the home had identified Biggs from clothing he wore Biggs was formerly a resident of Rockford but had lived at the home for more than 20 years He was a mental patient and in poor physically a amti luauMiuwn on u Carison said until Friday legal liquor sales in Des Moines he had not becn in the and Polk County taverns and key shed smce Iale July when rtiu efrour tored straw there Funeral services will be held cently has received information Tuesday at pm at the strongly indicating that Iowa Hauser Funeral Home Charles laws forbidding the sale of liquorCity wKh burial bythedrink are being disreRiverside Cemetery Biggs is survived by a brother Guy Rockford The Weather Mason City Considerbale cloudi ness through Sunday Possible snow flurries Salurday night No important temperature changes Highs this Sunday in low 30s Low Saturday nigh near 25 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday no importan temperature changes Low Sat urday night 1828 Minnesota Cloudy with ligh snow west and south ending Saturday night Locally warm er west andnorth Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and colder Lows Saturday night 10 to 20 high Sunday 15 north west to 25 southeast GlobeGazette wealhef data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum Al 8 a m YEARAGO Maximum Minimum 29 20 20 17 8 VACCINATIONS URGED DES MOINES were urged Saturday by the Slate Health Department to be vaccin ated against Asian flu or get a booster shot if previously vaccin ated Another Asian flu outbreak is expected to occur in January or February GOP CONVENTION NEEDED Political Pot Begins to Boil DES MOINES W Iowas political pot which has been only simmering of late started building up to a hard rolling boil this week LI Governor William H Nicholas dropped a strong hint that hell seek the Republican nomination for governor and Alan Vest Sac City president pro tcmpore of the stale Senate announced he will try lo win nomination as lieutenant gover nor Political observers have said all along that there will be a number of candidates for the GOP nomination for governor and there was nothing in the weeks developments to make them change their minds The question that is looming increasingly large is On whom will the mantle fall if no candi date wins the required 35 per cent of the vote in the primary eleclion and the partys choice is made in convention Prominent Republicans saw each of the likely candidates has some support but not enough clear cut power to be sure of winning in convention By contrast the Democrats appear lo have a comparatively simple problem Gov Hcrschcl Loveless Iowas first Democrat ic governor in 20 years is al most sure to be unopposed in the primary Still nol seltled is the matter of a Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Two sena tors Edward J McManus Keo kuk and Tom Dailey Burling ton have been mentioned as possibilities Already announced for the Republican governorship nomi nation is John Knudson 51 Al bion farmer and former legis lator Others regarded as virtually certain to get into the primary race are Nicholas Prof William Murray of Iowa State College and former Lt Gov Leo Elthon Fertile Security to Come First Nixon Says NEW YORKwVice Presiden Nixon says if the administration has to make a choice between a balanced budget and an adequate defense the security of the coun try will be placed above all othei considerations The vice president said Friday night at an annual dinner of the National Assn of Manufacturers that the chances are good for a balanced federal budget nex year He warned however that in creased foreign aid trade and in formation programs are neces sary to counter a riorimilitary so viet offensive and declared that national security will not be weak ened simply to keep the budget in trim A budget balance he said might be effected by cuts in domestic programs without a tax increase obviously with no tax cut The vice presidents expression of hope for a balanced budget won applause from the 1800 industrial ists attending the dinner So did his statement that President Ei senhower has made a magnifi cent recovery from his recent Ilness and that the President ex tended his greetings to the associ ation Nixon said that militarily the Jnited States and the free world overall are stronger than any political aggressor including the Soviet Union But he added The strongest military estab ishmenl in the world will not save American freedom if we fail to meet the threat which the Com munists present in the nonmili ary areas SAME Another Rocket on Hand Films Data Are Studied FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON soured over motion picture arid aurned bits of wreckage Satur day for clues to why a Vanguard ocket exploded instead of lofting he first US test satellite into space A Vanguard spokesman said we should have a pretty good idea of what went wrong some Lime this weekend He said an Devaluation would be made for newsmen Steps also were under way to prepare for flight a new test sat illite identical to the one that met misfortune on the launching pad here Friday just before noon Another on Hand Already on hand said Van guard Executive J Paul Walsh is another complete threestage rocketa twin of the ones thatblew up It rests in the Mar tin Co hangar at the closely guarded missile test center one among many strange looking sky monsters awaiting their brief moments ofglory We can move it out as soon as the launching stand Ms ready to accept it Walsh said When that would be was an other question the Vanguard peo ple want answered as quickly as possible Some Delay Seen In Washington Dr John P Ha en director of project Vanguard for the Naval Research Labora tory said that if the burning rocket destroyed its launching pad it could take two months at least to repair the damage Hagen added that he did not believe the damage would be that severe There is no other equip ment at Cape Canaveral capable of launching the Vanguard as sembly A delay of several weeks was expected however Hagen also emphasized that ridays failure was only1 one of a series of tests of theVanguard reliminary to larger scale satel ite launchings for scientific pur poses to begin next March Hag n said there would be two more rial iaunchings with miniature satellites and that the new tesls vould be resumed as soon as possible Data Processed Technical experts of the Navy he Martin Co and of every sub contractor for the Vanguard anxiously awaited the processing of data gathered dur ng the illfated test These in lude 1 Information received from elemetering equipment within he rocket which measured the stresses pressures nd temperatures in the launch ng attempt and relayed this ata to recording instruments in he test area blockhouse 2 Engineering motion picture ilms of the 72foot vehicle as it truggled unsuccessfully to lift it elf into space Walsh who was standing in a langar in direct view of the aunching a safe dis ance the rocket ac ually rose two to four feet into he air Walsh said he was on the tele hone to his boss Dr Hagen in Vashington DC at the time nd had just finished giving the ountdown Counted Down to Zero We had counted down to zero len said fire andfirst igni on Walsh recalled at a 90 minute news conference two ours after the failure Up to Ihen everything had orked perfectly The rocket started to leave le stand and in two seconds of urning rose two to four feet Wo ont know precisely how far un 1 the engineers study their film Then something happened ;