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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for HM HOME EDITION Tht Newspaper That Makes All North I o wans Nt ig h borV Ptw MJ UM MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 26 1959 T Copy TM Place of landing changing Missile range designed for planet shots By PETER D FRANKLIN Ntw York Herald Tribune News Service POINT MUGU this former Japanese fishing village 55 miles north of Los Angeles lies the headquarters of the na tions largest safest and new est missile range Three hundred years ago the Portuguese navigator Juan Rod rigue Cabrillo set foot on this sandy windswept shore which the Chumash Indians called Mugu or Place of But future historians will prob ably record Point Mugu as the place of For from here manmade vehicles will be directed to the nus and beyond The Pacific missile range is the third of the national ranges and the first under the Navys management Since its inception Dec 7 1957 more than has been spent to pro vide the United States with the worlds longest test corridors over water extending thousands of miles into the vast Pacific and southward to the South Pole THE SPECIFIC mission of the PMR is to provide range support for the Department of Defense and other designated government agencies in guided missile and space vehicle re search development evaluation and training programs It com plements similar work being done at the other National ranges at White Sands N and Cape Canaveral because of the vastness of the Pacific the PMR is said to be the worlds safest missile To support the rapidly devel oping space and missile pro gram the Navy brass looked far into the future and planned for six individual ranges within the PMR complex These ranges are available to other armed services including those from certified foreign coun and Government agen cies and contractors in the field The first and smallest is the test range extending from San Nicolas Island off the South ern California coast 500 miles north near San Francisco This is for airtoair airtosurface surfacetoair and short range surfacetosurface missile de velopment The intermediate range ballistic missile range heads west to the Pacific some miles while the intercon tinental ballistic missile range extends further miles And the latter may be doubled in length when necessary A RANGE that has quite a bit of use in recent months National rate soars as three die in Traffic 277 Fires 29 30 SURVIVE CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY Marie Cruz AP Photofax 9 and her brother Luis 7 comfort each other in a Haverstraw N hospital where they are being treated for injuries suffered in an auto crash that killed eight persons including their grandmother and three other Cruz children Sister Miriam Thomas is at left The 11 persons crashed into a concrete building The children were visiting their father in prison Rockefeller against nomination Total By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa counted three holiday deaths on the highways Satur day with two more days of the Christmas period stilt to go Killed in Iowa were Henry Louis of Rock Rapids Henry Grootheesl 14 of Doon and Mrs M H Bergen 71 of Sioux City HINCH AND the Grootheest boy were killed in a twocar col ision Thursday night about two miles south of Rock Rapids Mrs Bergen died Thursday night when she was struck by car in Sioux City as she was walking home John OHearn about 69 of Davenport was killed Friday near Alpha when a car which he was driving went out ofcontrol on Highway 150 near Alpha Clifford Charles Morehead 26 formerly of Akron and Sioux City before moving to South Sioux City was killed Fri day afternoon when his car went out of control about two miles west of South Sioux City on Highway 20 A monkey ate my breakfast 4 housewife cries DETROIT Wi A monkey just my house sat down in the kitchen and ate my a suburban Roseville housewife told police Now hes locked in the bed room For heavens sake come and get she plead ed over the telephone The monk had strolled over from a neighbors house after escap ing from its cage The Weather Mason City Rain or drizzle Sat urday night continued mild lows 42 to light rain or drizzle and cooler Sun day highs 42 to 45 owa Cloudy through Sunday Scattered showers Saturday night and in southeast Sun day Low Saturday night 40s north and 50s south Rain or snow northwest Sunday cool er west NELSON ROCKEFELLER Methodists to construct costly home CEDAR RAPIDS Con struction will be started her ALBANY ft Gov on A Rockefeller said Satur ay he would not be a presiden al candidate This decision is definite and the New York governor aid Rockefeller also said he would ot entertain any thought of ac epting nomination to the vice residency even if the honor vere THE UNEXPECTED decision vas announced in a statement assed out to newsmen by has been the one designated forinext spring on a one and on polarorbitting shots from Vanihalf million dollar housing pro denberg Air Force Base Eight Jecl for the retired is a joint undertaking of the Methodist Churchs Upper Iowa Discoverer satellites have been fired to date using the ranges major advantage which is that a missile may be fired south ward from Vandenberg without going over any land until it reaches the South Pole Still in the development stage are the equatorial and anti missile ranges The first will provide a capability for launch ing satellites eastward from an island in the South Pacific on or near the Equator It will enable rocketeers to gain the maximum payload with the minimum of power because of the decrease in gravity at the Equator An equatorial orbit will also make the tracking and recovery of a space vehicle easier be cause it will pass over the same points each time And because there is less gravity pull an extra MPH kick can be obtained VACATIONS WASHINGTON and Mrs Eisenhower will fly to Augusta Sunday for a short vacation They plan to stay through New Years Day conference and the B L Wick Foundation The foundation was established for purposes of this type by Barthinius L Wick Cedar Rapids attorney and his torian who died in 1947 Wont guard to stay in Albert Lea ALBERT LEA UPI Lav mforcement officers for Alber Lea and Freeborn County havi asked Gov Orville Freeman t leave a contingent of Nationa Guardsmen in the city afte martial law is lifted Martial law is due to be lifte at midnight Sunday and th strikebound Wilson and Co plant is to resume operation Monday morning A spokesman for the law off cers said they have asked Free man to leave 72 Guardsmen in the city to help them in enforc ing the peace More than 200 Guardsmen aave been in the city since the Governor invoked marital law ockefeller aide at the state apital The Republican governor had lade wideranging tours of the ountry in what was regarded as sounding out of his chances or competing with Vice Presi ent RichardM OP pre sidential no initiation These trips Rockefeller ad made it clear to him that he majority of the potential elegates to the 1960 GOP con ention are opposed to any con est for the nomination the gover or said any quest of the nomi ation onmy part would entail a Iowa personal income increases NEW YORK UPI Iowa ersonal income showed a 5 per cent increase during the year and is expected to jump another per cent during 1960 Busi massive struggle in primary elections throughout the nation demanding so greatly of time and energy that it Woulc make impossible the fulfillmen of my obligation as governor o New York therefore is hat iVni riof and shall not be a candidate for nomination for he he declared This decision is definite and Rockefeller was in Philadel phia Saturday visiting his wifes family THE GOVERNOR said he was deeply grateful to all of those who had urged him to run for Lhe presidency I hope and trust they will re spect my decision and its rea he said I hope my friends will respect this absolutely definite he added I believe I have chosen the right course I shall A SPOKESMAN for the Na tional Safety Council urged motorists to use extreme caution during the coming hours He blamed the highway death toll n bad weather and heavy traf ic Six deaths an hour could raise the count for the holiday actually covers 7i the 530 estimate o the National Safety Council Minnesota Windy and colder Sunday with snow north and occasional rain south highs 36 to 44 southeast Western leaders seek date Khrushchev to attend meeting L 0 N D 0 N tions among the Western gov ernments on an alternate date for an EastWest summit confer ence will begin on Monday of ficial sources said Saturday The consult aliens will be normal diplomatic the sources said Soviet Premier N i k 11 a S KhrushchevFriday accepted the Westernproposed site for a spring sug gested either April 21 or May 4 for the date The West had pro posed April 27 NO DOUBT somthing can worked a foreign spokes man said The April 21 date however onflicts with the planned trip GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 29 Minimum 24 At 8 29 Precipitation GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 Saturday do all in my power as citizen creative and constructive ness Week magazine said Satand as governor to make it a urday The magazine in its annual prediction said Iowas income during 1960 would rise from to The represents the pre liminary total earnings for the state during 1959 Business Week said Iowas income was below SEND SUPPLIES LIMA Peru 0 President Man uel Prados government ordered relief supplies flown Democrat announces 60 plans By DAN PERKES DES MOINES Dem ocrats plan to adopt the peri sonal touch in conducting their 1960 campaign And by doing so state Chair man Donald Norberg told The Associated Press Saturday the party hopes to accomplish a double more work ers and get out the vote The Democrats in a recent special election in the 4th Dis trict lost a congressional seat to he Republicans NORBERG credited the GOP with an awfully good job in organizing their people for th election John Kyi Bloomfield defeated C Edwin Gilmour Maximum Minimum At 8 42 35 42 Robbery blamed on mans need tor Christmas cash DES MOINES Wt Polfce quoted Richard Louis Webb 26 of DCS Moines Friday as say ing he robbed the Katz Drug tore last Monday because I eeded the money for Christ he Saturday to the mountainous Cangallo department of southern be further behind in I960 d willPer1 stricken by a yuletidc Webb was arrested Thursday nd charged with robbery and ggravation He pleaded innocent Friday and was held on bond Detectives James Moran and Arthur Ferguson said Webb ad mitted taking S106 in the holdup of a tobacco counter at the store f French President Charles De aulle to Washington and the 4 date coincides with the onference of British Common ealth Prime Ministers A Soviet Foreign Ministry pokesman who apologized to Vestern newsmen for calling hem in on Christmas day said he April 27 date was inconveni ent to Khrushchev who has to je in Moscow for the May 1 celebration marking Commu nisms annual international hol iday Khrushchevs acceptance of the Wests invitation caused lit tle surprise here It was fore shadowed by a spate of articles in the Soviet press SOVIET NEWSPAPERS hailed the Western invitations dis patched only five days ago as proof that the West was recog nizing the facts of international life They credited Khrushchev withplaying the major role in arranging the Big Four getto gether Khrushchev in brief identical notes to President Eisenhower British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan and French Presi dent Charles De Gaulle said he the Western suggestions that EastWest summit meetings held from time to SAME DATE19U401 earthquake METHWICK Manor will be five story building accommodat ing 150 persons It is expected to be ready for 1961 The Upper Iowa Conference of the Methodist Church now oper tes a similar institution riendship Haven in Forl Dodge FORMER IOWA governor lobert D Blue of Eagle Grove 5 the president of MethWick lanor Other officers are An hony T Pleune vice president Russell L Hess treasurer and Omer A Kearny are from Cedar Rapids Funeral Monday for Mrs John Knutson Kensett KENSETT Funeral services will be held at Monday for Mrs John Knutson 74 She died Christmas Day in a Mason City hospital The services will be at Bethany Lutheran Church She is survived by her husband and two daughters Doris Few ins N o r t h w o o d and Mrs Charles Hrubetz Joica more than two weeks ago Mar tial law is to be lifted and the plant reopened by court order The spokesman said the law enforcement officials do not ex pect any violence the plant reopened But they want to be prepared Des Moines man clubbed robbed DES MOKES 80year old night clerk at the Mijncr Hotel was clubbed over the head and robbed of S102early Christ mas morning The clerk McMurray Ken dall told police his assailant checked into the hotel Christ mas Eve and decided at Friday to check out Kendall said the man de manded a refund and he gave him The man then grabbed a club behind Ken dalls desk beat Kendall over the head took the money and ran PROTEST LIVERPOOL England Forty men and women started a 132mile hike over wet high ways Saturday to protest nu clear armaments Grinnell by votes The strategy in that cam paign was no Norberg isaid The campaign was just too hort for us to exploit issues and hallenge personalities But we verent looking out the window A lot of work was done by Dem crats throughout the FORTHCOMING Democratic strategy will hinge upon what Vorberg called a survey Were going out to find the Democrats find out their inter ests in the party what theyre villing to contribute to urge them to get out and vote vhen the time The special election defeat was blamed in part by Demo crats on failure to get out in orce the partys voting poten jal within the district IranIraq border tensions mounting TEHRAN Iran UPI One hundred Iraqis were reported Saturday to have clashed with Iraqi border patrols while trying o flee into Iran Press reports said that four of the group trying to leave Iraq were killed along with one border guard Iranian border pa trolmen apparently were in volved in the clash the latest in a series of incidents along the long frontier between the two countries shah is reported to have ordered moderation in dealing with the problem Government sources said they do not expect any differences o arise that can not be settled y international arbitration or negotiations The dispute concerns the area along the ShattAlArab River which forms the border for some distance before swinging into Iraq and which also provides tanker access to Irans giant AP Photofax GONE TO HUMANS Her name is Sister Delano she weighs 60 pounds ancbshe thinks she is people So for the shhh English bulldog of Mr and Mrs Mylas S Delano Seattle the Christmas present was a humantype highchair Promise swift action against antiJew acts COLOGNE Germany German officials promised swift action Saturday against any lareups of antiSemitism after seizing two men for smearing he walls of a Cologne synagogue Ihristmas Eve with redpainted swastikas and the words Ger mans we demand Jews gel out JosefHerrmann Dufhues interior minister of the Nort RhineWestphalia state govern ment went before a nationwid TV audience to say he was con vinced there is no antiSemitism in West Germany despile the in cident The border is rigidly sealed JAbandan oil refinery complex and guarded by wellarmed fligl the mier Abdel Karim Kassem The country is in turmoil with waves of arrests reported A trial pened in Baghdad Saturday for number of persons accused of aking part in the attempt to ssassinate Kassem last Oct 7 THE FIGHTING took place ear Khanaquin Iraqi oil town bout 100 miles northeast of Baghdad the reports said The Iranian Senate met Sat urday in secret session to hear report on the border crisis rom Foreign Minister Abbas Aram The trouble started earlier this month when Iraqi Premier Abdel Karim Kassem revived old claims to a small area o erritory along the border now icld by Iran ARAM MEETS the Shah to morrow to discuss the coniro versy Although both countrie have sent troops and tanks int position in the disputed area th ARMOR nd cry have moved into three key ic north is on an alert status The move was made follow ng reports that Iraq had sent vc mechanized brigades to the order The Shah will receive direct eporls on the frontier situation uring his honeymoon on the Caspian Coast next week with us bride Farah Diba Cheer Fund at new high Additional contributions raised the cash gifts to the Christmas Cheer Fund to and the merchandise to CASH CONTRIBUTIONS Julie and Jerry of Stgourner SIM Cinderella H Clob Mrs Lillle Faaborg Meservej MERCHANDISE Owen ;