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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited or the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT U LI THE NEWSPAPER T H A T M A K I S E ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDJTtlON VOL LXIV Prw and United Preti rul cenu Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY 17 1W7 Paper CouiiU o Two Ou Fires Intercontinental Missil e Probers Hear Air Secretary Russ Aiming for Moon WASHINGTON MWSecretary of the Air Force James H Douglas said Tuesday there is a very real possibility the Russians will shoot a rocket to the moon with in a year Douglas told the Senate Pre paredness subcommittee he thinks the United Slates can match this possible achievement within the forseeable future Buthe did not set any date Earlier Douglas said this coun try expects to have workable in tercontinental ballistic missiles within two years He reluctantly gave this target date under ques tioning by Chairman Lyndon B Johnson Successful Firing Douglas appeared before the committee a few minutes before the US successfully fired Atlas for the first time the I think I can agree with most of that The plane he described 1S157 CHEER FUNDCOAL TREVIOUSLV REPORTED TAE Club Children iu IOOK Home Howard Delahoyd Jcamiir Kay Mason City notary Club From a generous plivsician Mr and Mrs LLM Hen Scroggs An Old Friend Circle K Club II 10 3011 100 3000 Midland Heights Thimble Club From Karen From a Plymouth Friend Bill and Steve Fcnlon HFD Girl Scout Troops Nos 18 and 100 1000 y oo ioo Nancy Currie Union Happy Hustlers Club MrsFred W Krneger 1ast Presidents can Legion Auxiliary THE DAYS TOTAL UJL93 20 TOTALS TO DATE 1JlSOU CASH STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT 5178104 SIX Douglas at first objected to giv ing his estimate at a public ses sion saying it was classified se cret information Douglas also testified the Thor missile can move into substan tial monthly production at a very and has been ordered to do so The Thor is a 1500 mile intermediate range missile Looking further ahead Douglas told the subcommittee the Air Force is working to develop a mileasecond airplane as step toward a manned satellite Date Advanced The secretary said the opera tional date has been advanced for the Thor as well as for the Atlas and Titan 1CBMS which arent as far along Congress he said will be asked for very substantial ad ditional funds for the missiles The Defense Department but not the Budget Bureau he said already hasapproved more money for the Thor and Atlas Johnson asked if this country is on a par with Soviet Russia in the missilessatellite race No Douglas replied I think they are somewhat ahead He said Russian progress con fronts this country with a peril ous situation but told the sena tors I am confident that we can do the job facing us Asked about criticism by Air Force contractors that interserv ice rivalry and slowness to make decisions had slowed development Purpose is to give everyone tion of ballistic missiles Douglas said an to give to the iT least of these fhie Cheer Fund Heads Into Final Week these my brcth ren ye done it Me a season j this Christmas Firing of At las Cheers NATO FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES PARIS France NATO countries Tuesday re acted quickly and joyfully to news from the United States that the Atlas intercontinental ballistics missile was sue cessfully launched for the first time Word reached Paris while the Western chiefs still were in ses sion Observers from England and France said the US now has its strongest talking point to date for stationing its missiles both the 1500mile range Jupiters and Thors and the 5000mileAtlas in Europe A number of the smaller nations in the NATO setup have ques this move in view of Rus sias many advances in missile development Earlier in the day the US and its allies were reported substan tially agreed on a compromise formula on missiles and explora tion of further talks with Russia President Elsenhower was ab sent from the session at Subway Strike Is Ended NEW YORK HP Rush hour service on the citys vast subway system was back to normal Tues day after an eightday motor mans strike The transit workers officially called off their walkout Monday night after receiving promises of State Legislature help on their de mands The morning rush of work bound thousands was the first full test of facilities Return to Work More than 1500 members of the independent Motormens Benevo lent Assn voted to return to work after Mayor Robert F Gov Averell Harriman and state legislative leaders promised fair treatment The MBA struck Dec 9 after the Transit Authority adopted a factfinding boards remommen dation that bargaining rights be assigned on a systeimvide basis This assured the rival Transport Workers Union which claims 17 000 of the 32000 subway workers of retaining its position as sole bargaining agent Proposed Law A proposed new state law would leave the separate craft bargain lwr ing issue up to the State Labor of o u r Relations Board The board would readers will redecide on the basis of the best call this quotapublic interest tion from the Gospel of Matthew The strikers also were prom Si ised by Wagner that there would Inbe no mass reprisals without an asmuch as ye impartial hearing even though have done to state law provides for the dis the least of charge or subway strikers irethFour top MBA officers includ have ing President Theodore Loos unto were released from jail shortly after the strike ended They bad inat is the basis on which the spent the entire eight days in jail Christmas Cheer Fund operates for contempt of a nostrike injunc appealOut athe Odd step toward a manned satellite the X15 which he said should Home 20 cnildren have an altitude of over 100 miles and a speed of something like 3600 miles an times that of the fastest existing planes The Air Forces Bell X2 rocket research aircraft was flown to a up S3 from their savings with the request that it be used for more unfortunate boys and girls At the Rotary Club meeting Monday he hat was passed around and out of this came speed of more than 2200 miles anjS6450 for the Cheer Fund hour But the X2 was lost in a test flight in 1956 AP Photofax WEDDING SET Carlene Johnson Rutland Vt Miss USA of 1957 and her fiance Lawrence Drake Long Beach Calif are building a snowman in the front yard of her home The couple will be married Saturday to culminate a ro mance which started during the beauty contest With six giving days left Si 28194 is needed to reach the mini mum requirements of for the Cheer Fund Christmas pro gram which is administered by Family Service Inc Bring or send your gifts o the GlobeGazette offices The ad dress is Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Industrial Output in Dip to 1955 Levels WASHINGTON The Fed eral Reserve Board says the na tions industrial production de clined in November to the level of mid1955 and that unemploy ment increased during the month In a monthly report issued Tuesday the board said the in dustrial production index last month dropped to 139 per cent of the 194749 average That was a decline of 2 per cent compared with the preceding month and put the indexat its lowest point since June and July of 1955 ex cept for July 1956 when it hit 136 in the wake of a nalionwide steel strike DYER DIES ST Rep Le onidas Dyer 86 author of the 1919 act barring interstate trans portation of stolen cars died Monday but joined the afternoon meetinf 42 minutes laterSecretary o State Dulles said the Presidents presence was not needed because the foreign ministers were stil working on papers Compromise Formula The foreign ministers of the 15 nation alliance spent almost three hours discussing relations with Russia and other political prob lems before the chiefs of govern ment met The compromise formula which they were reported to have worked out involved the explora tion of possible settlements with Russia while plans are developec for arming NATO Europe with nuclear missiles Diplomats familiar with the dis cussions said there was substan tial accord on the Russian issue every possibility for East West agreement should be ex plojediully Basic Issue The NATO Permanent Council it was said will get the task oJ consulting on the recent series of letters Soviet Premier Bulganin sent to NATO members warning of nuclear missiles danger Each country will then send its own re ply in keeping with a common line Progress made on this basic indicated broad the idea that political issue acceptance of NATO military planners can go ahead with detailed work in the next few months But final de cisions on installing intermediate range ballistic missiles bases in Europe with Americancontrolled nuclear warhead stockpiles may be deferred for the time SAME MttropolfUn Museum of Art WATCH FOR The Legacy of Luke a series of articles by Associated Press Religion Writer George Cornell on Luke and his triumphant search for details on the birth of his Lord starting Wednesday in this newspaper A FOND Elsenhow er looking cheerful and refreshed waves a greeting during a 40minute visit to SHAPE headquarters of NATOs su commander in Paris Eisenhower AP Photofax was the first to occupy the offices when NATO was set up after World War II A large group of former associates were on hand to greet him Recommends of Claims DBS MOINES m Withholding payment of 52809 in claims for office supplies ordered by the as sistant state purchasing agent was recommended by the State Auditors Office Tuesday The report said records of the assistant purchasing agent hadnt een kept up to date State Audi tor C B Akers said the audit in dicated no basis for criminal ac tion but mess as far as state bookkeeping procedures were concerned State Comptroller Glenn Sars field had said on Nov 25 that he was applying extraordinary checks to office supplies ordered by the assistant purchasing agent since December 1956 The situation came to light after Akers had asked Gov Herschel Loveless to make an accounting of a per year allowance granted the governor to pay the expense of operating the gover nors mansion Loveless said the request was pure politics and TheWeather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness throughWednesday with a few jjrief periods of very light rain Tuesday night in low 30s High Wednes day in mid 40s Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Wednesday with inter mittent light rain or drizzle Continued mild Low Tuesday night in the 30s Minnesota Cloudy light rain GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m 36 30 32 Three Injured in Accident EastofWoden persons were injured Monday afternoon in a twocar accident on Highway ill two miles east of here accused Akers of seeking to ere In serious condition at the Britt ale a smoke screen to obscureiHosPita was Fred Severson j Forest City driver of one of the office supply purchases Stale Executive Council tary Grant Cunningham said the assistant purchasing agent Wil liam Dairan Des Moincs had re signed voluntarily and had been replaced in November by Harold L Cooper The claimants presumably will have to file their claims with the SecreJcars He received severe head legislature for field said payment Sars Light Rain Mild Is Iowa Forecast It was springlike in Iowa Tues day with light rain and the Weather Bureau said the mild condition and precipitation wouid continue through Wednesday night Up to Tuesday morning less han a tenth of an inch of rain iad fallen in the southwestern and central areas Only traces vere recorded in other sections Low readings ranged from 30 at Mason City and Dubuque to 37 at Ottumwa The highs Mon day were from 36 at Mason City o 48 at Lamoni CRASH VICTIM BELLPORT N Y wiSidney Severance 41 had to tell his even children Tuesday that their mother wont be home for Christ RED FACE DEPT mas or ever again He had to tell ST PAUL Minn hem she was dead Mrs SeverRep Alfred J Otto Tuesday was ance was hit by an aulomobilejcharged with violating a law hat while she was shoppingset a minimum price for liquor here for Christmas presents ShciOtto was he aulhor of the law died Monday injuries In fair condition was Mrs Ed win Josten Klemme a passen ger in the second car involved driven by her husband She re ceived head lacerations and broken ribs Josten also was hospitalized suffering from shock According to a witness the Jostens were driving west and the Severson machine was headed north when they collided at an intersection The three were taken to Han cock County Hospital by ambu lance Whittemore Boy Is Crash Victim WEST BEND A front tire which blew out was believed to lave caused the onecar accident n which Michaei Fandel 5 Whittemore was killed near here Monday Michael and his brother Gary 3 were passengers in a car driv en by their uncle Francis Fan del 32 Bode The victim was the son of Mr and Mrs William Fandel Whitte more Court Trial AgaiifetHoffd Moves Slowly WASHINGTON long court trial appeared likely Tues day to keep the nations rlarges labor scandalridden tional leadership weeks Officials at the effective na for m a n unions head quarters said the teamster lame duck executive board is simplj marking time They said majo policy decisions were being de layed pending outcome of the federal court trial in which 1 Tankandfile members are seeking to prevent President elect James R Hoffa from tak ing office More Testimony Attorneys for the rebel teamsters now are presenting testimony from witnesses from Illinois Buffalo NY and the greater New York City area in support of their contention tha election of Hoffa and other offt cers at the unions recent Miami Fla convention was rigged The week trial The now end is in its third is not in sight Both sides have agreed to reces Friday for the holidays and re sume the trial Jan 6 No Jury The trial is being conducted without a jury by Federal Judge F Dickinson Letts He already has issued a preliminary injunc Hoffa and the executive board tion blocking newlyelected from office pending outcome of the trial The unions lawyers have agreed Dave Beck still is presi dent of the union even though his term expired Dec 1 Beck was Success on 3rd Attempt Florida Test Base Is Scene CAPE CANAVERAL The Air Force successfully aunched an Atlas intercontinen al ballistic missile Tuesday noon The Air Force announced suc cess on a limited range and said the Atlas traveled several Hundred miJes landing in a pre elected target area The giant weapon 100 tons of metal and fuel roared skyward from the missile test center here at pm after long hours of preparation It disappeared into a cloud layer 2000 to 3000 feet above ground within one minute of launching Long Range The Atlas is designed to deliver a hydrogen warhead to a target 5000 miles away in a flight time of 30 minutes making its top speed 10000 miles an hour To reach maximum range it would attain an altitude of 600 miles Within 20 minutes after the launching the Air Force here and the Defense Department in Wash ington announced that this was a limited range test of several hundred miles The missile flew its prescribed course and landed in the pre selected impact area the offici al statement said Without an atomic warhead an Atlas costs about million Answer to Russia The Atlas is the US answer to Russias claim of superiority in the field of longrange missiles The Soviets have boasted of sue cessful launchings of interconti nental ballistics missiles The Russian claim has not been dis puted since the Reds succeeded in launching their two Sputniks The Atlas is powered by three rocket engines delivering 270000 pounds of thrust The takeoff appeared at the very start to besuccessful The tall cigar shaped tube rose straight upward from its launch ing stand very slowly at first Gradually it climbed faster as the mighty thrust of its three rocket engines began to take ef fect Heavy Haze Ground haze and heavy thun derclouds which rolled in at mid morning obscured the view Moments after leaving the ground the missile trailing a thick streak of flame disappeared into the overcast The missile was visible for about one minute before it climbed into the thick cloud banks overhead Although the missile could not be seen thereafter the thunder of its engines could be heard for more than four minutes In a test launching the main purpose is to check the function ing of the various parts The missile was preset for a lesser altitude and a shorter range for better observation of its flight Although construction details are secret the Atlas is believed e about 75 feet long and 8Vi in diameter Two test firings of he missile earlier this year ended in failure During those tests the missile rose to a height of a mile when it the theft of from sale of a unionowned Cadillac He has appealed the conviction He faces another trial soon on income tax evasion charges H o f f a is being tried in New York City on charges of con spiracy to tap the telephones of union subordinates The trial likely to end this Week is BUY CHRISTMATSEALS tvi in tu A JJCUK Wdo convicted in Seattle Saturday of to wobble and veer off Ko fVnrt ne ei nrwi ri COUrSC Both trnm ourse Both were destroyed from he ground by remote control Grand Jury Probe of Crash Is Ordered SIOUX CITY Woodbury County officials have decided to call before a county grand jury he survivors of a twocar crash n which four teenage girls were dlled and five injured Sunday night Dr Thomas L Coriden county coroner and County At orney Donald E OBrien said he survivors probably will not be sufficiently recovered from heir injuries to testify before he January grand jury how ever Authorities said grand jury tudy of the accident probably would include inquiry as to whether either or both of the vs jhides may have had hcadlighls turned off at the time of the col lision ;