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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H E N EWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven cents a Copy MASON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1 1958 This Paper Consists of Two No 9t Army Missile Puts Satellite Into Orbit Thats Wonderful IkeSays Radio Signals Are Received 2 Men Held in Theft From Auto Loot Scattered Along Highway Photo on Page 14 Two men from rerlHe have ad mitted taking part in a theft at Mason City early Saturday and scattering piles of unwanted novelties among the loot along highways north of the city Police Saturday were question ing the men Jimmy Leroy Hib ner and Boyd C Suby both 26 Charges will be filed Monday police said The goods including watches belts tooth brushes and costume jewelry were taken from an un locked station wagon about 1 ai m The station wagon belongs to Jack Wilbur Lee who manages the Lee Supply Co 1312 N Federal It was parked at 13431 N Federal Case Closed Quickly Four law enforcement agencies played a part in the investigation and arrest But the case was closed in a matter of hours be cause Hibner was persuaded by his wife to give himself up He had taken homesome of the more valuable items Policesaid Hibner admitted the theft Suby told officers that he was with Hifaner when the goods were taken and loaded into a pickup truck but did not partici pate in the actual theft A citizen had notified police that he saw the theft taking place but the license number of the pickup he reported was incorrect In the meantime Iowa Highway Patrol1 men and a deputy sheriff began reporting finds of piles of discard ed novelties along Highway65 and old Highway 65 Search Begun Although the reported license number was realized to be incor rect the sheriffs office aided by police in the investigation began a search of registration numbers using combinations of the number reported This actually resulted in placing of suspicion on Hibner But before the license number information could be acted on Hibner had given himself up to thelown marshal at Fertile The marshal called the sheriffs office at Northwood and officers from there took Hibner and Suby to their county jail Later in the morning county and city officers from Mason City went to Northwood and the pair was returned here 54 Pigs Stolen From Two Farms Mitchell County sheriffs office Friday was in vestigating the theft of 54 pigs from two farms in this area John Meling who farms north of Carpenter reported 9 pigs were stolen last Saturday and 35 more some time Thursday when no one was home William J Beland of near here said 10 animals were taken from his place Thursday Officers said the animals weighed between 100 and 200 pounds COSMIC RAY Instruments Were Made at Iowa U IOWA CITY Cosmic ray in struments now whirling in outer space in the Explorer satellite were made at the University of Iowa Iowa was the only educationa institution in the country which took part in the JupiterC satel lite project physicists said The work here was conducted under the supervision of Dr James Van Allen head of niversity AP Photofax VON BRAUN EXPLAINS EXPLORER et shot the first U satellite the Ex SHOT Wernher plorer Into space He demonstrates missile expert who designed the aminiature model of the JupiterC The elements of the JupiterC tells a news conference at Washington how the rock satellite itself is the elongated projectile at the tip of the rocket Station KRIB Is Sold to St Paul Man Sale of Radio Station KRIB Mason City to William F Johns Jr St Paul owner of radio sta tions in several midwest states was announced Friday by Edward Lamson present owner The sale is subject to approval by Continued cold lightSyria made the merger official The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness with little temperature change through Sunday Occa sional snow flurries beginning Saturday night and continuing Sunday High Sunday 1518 Low Saturday night near 5 Iowa Partly impor tant temperature c h a n g elsaturday Egypt Syria Merge Into Single State CAIRO Egypt UP Egypt and Syria mergedinteeiie Arab state through Sunday A few snow flurries extreme west Saturday night low 310 A joint proclamation signed President Nasser of Egypt anc President Shukri Kuwatly o Federal Communication Commis sion Johns is owner of station WMIN Minneapolis and KMNS Sioux City as well as other sta tions in South Dakota and Wis consin Johns plans no change in KRIB station personnel ex cept for a manager Lamson said he was told Sale of the station would be ef fective the first of the month fol lowing FCC approval according to the terms of the sale Lamsons future plans are in definite FOUND DEAD LOGAN I Wieuff59 Des Moines auditor for the Iowa Agricultural Stabilization Com mittee was found dead of a heart attack Friday at a motel here snow The two presidents affixed thei signatures to the historic docu GlobeGazette weather data up ment amid wild cheering from a Egyptian crowd assembled out side the old presidential palace The declaration heralds forma tion of a neutralist state contain ing 27 million persons an equipped with Soviet arms an loans to rival the Western aligned Baghdad Pact alliance The Syrian and Egyptian par liaments meet here Wednesday to approve the merger A plebis cite will be held in the two coun tries Feb 20 to elect a single to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 16 Minimum 0 At S a m 4 Welch Will Run for Attorney General DES MOINES UP H Welch 38 Logan announced Friday he will run for the Demo cratic nomination for attorney general this year The post is now held by Norman Erbe Boone Re publican who said he will seek reelection Welchwho was graduated from the Chattanooga Term Col lege of Law in 1941 has been practicing law in Logan since 1945 pnysics department an Allen also is chairman of he national Working Group on nternational Instrumentation for e satellite program Geiger Counter The Iowa apparatus includes a Geiger counter and associated ircuits It was developed by Jeorge Ludwig Tiffin a grad uate student under Van Allens irection It is a metal tube five inches ong and will measure the trength of cosmic radiations The Geiger counter will pick up cosmic ray particles and transmit pulsat ions of t hf e m to the earth via a ra dio transmitter with in the nose of the satellite The equipment will transmit only every 16lh VAN ALLEN or 32nd pulse for efficiency in communication and conservation of power Cosmic Research Van Allen has conducted con siderable cosmic ray research in recent years Van Allen and othe Iowa physicists sent up a tota of 71 higiiralliludfLresearch ve hides including 15 skyhook balloons during the first month of International Geophy si c a Year in cosmic ray experiments lova physicists also have de veloped atiny metallic tape re corder to be added to the Un versity of Iowa cosmic ray equip ment in the second Jupiter sate lite when it is launched It ca store up two hours of space in formation and later transmit on command to observers on th earth AP Photofax EXPLORER JOINS SPUTNIKS This space drawing indicates the orbital plane of the U S satellite Explorer in comparison with Russias Sputnik I and II Sputnik I hasdisintegrated but Sputnik II with a dog now dead as a passenger still is aloft Details on Satellite Shape A pencillike tube 80 inches long and 6 inches in di ameter Weight 308 pounds of which 1267 pounds is the final stage of the rocket with its fuel spent and 1813 pounds the satellite instru ments inside a steel case They are joined as one piece Orbit Early estimates are that it comes as near as 185 to 230 miles of the earthand swings 1700 miles out into space Roundtrip time 113 minutes Speed 18000 to 19400 miles per hour Estimated length of life Indefinite Contents Instruments to measure cosmic rays meteorites and temperatures and rwo radio transmitters to broadcast this information to earth Wavelength 108 or 10803 megacycles It has a steady tone with a slight frequency variation It does not beepbeep like the Russian Sputniks Launched At pm Friday Jan 31 by the Armyde veloped JupiterC rocket Name Named Explorer fay the Army The National Acad emy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation said the official scientific name would be 1958 Alpha The next satellite by whomever launched will be 1958 Beta the next 1958 Gamma and so on through the Greek alphabet as far as necessary St Louis Gripped in 11Inch Snowfall ST LOUIS St Louis recovered slowly Saturday from an 11hour surprise storm that paralyzed traffic and ma rooned hundreds in factories and schools The snowfall was measured of ficially at 11 inches in various parts of the metropolitan area SAME TEMPERATURE GAUGE HfOH POWER TRANSMITTER FfBJSGIASS KIHG DRAWING OF SATELLITE This De fense Department drawing shows the in struments contained in the first U S The rear portion is the last stage AP Photofax of the rocket The front part holds the instruments The whole structure is 6 inches in diameter 80 inches long and weighs 30 pounds Worker Critically Burned in Lehigh Plant Accident The condition of Tony Scny 65 14 13th NW was still re ported as critical Saturday at Park Hospital He was burned Friday in an accident at the Le high Portland Cement Co plant Seny was carrying a lighted kerosene stove when the bottom split open according to officials at Ihe plant The flame ignited kerosene which had spilled on his clothes Seny was taken to the hospital by ambulance He suffered third degree burns according to the attending physician Autopsy Planned in Death of Iowa Man CEDAR RAPIDS Rapids authorities plan to per from an autopsy on the body of Jacob Raygar 38 Coon Rapids Iowa found fro7cn south of here Friday Deputy Sheriff Hiirlan Snyder said the body was buried in snow found half JUST CHECKING Sunday being Groundhog Day the KGLOTV woaUier GlobcGazcltc Photo by Gihbs gates Mr Groundhogs front door There man Bob Clausen gets set for handling was some talk of building a sunshade the big story Armed with light motor over the burrow in hopevS of bringing and moving picture camera he invcsti winter to a quickend fr Explorer Functioning Perfectly Placed 1700 Miles in Space FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES CAPE CANAVERAL United States first manmade satellite whirled around the earth Saturday and the Army disclosed it is preparing to hurl another into orbit It was the Armys JupiterC missile that fired a 308pound moon aloft Friday night recov ering some of the US prestige lost when Russia boosted her two Sputniks into space last fall Thats wonderful President Eisenhower exclaimed when news of the Armys success reached him at Augusta Ga where he had gone for a weekend of relaxation Huge Flame With a huge burst of flame and a thunderous roar that could be heard for miles along Floridas east coast the JupiterC blasted off from this topsecret firing base at pm CST Friday About an hour and threequar ters Jater its satellite had com pleted its first journey around the world and tracking stations were receiving its radio signals Scientists said Saturday all reports are excellent At a news conference they said the high flying baby moon was radioing back information about condi tions in outer space just as planned The radio signals are being picked up at each point inJJie tracking system The backbone of the monitoring system is a series of 10 minitrack stations scattered around the earth Word on the success of the sys tem came from Dr William H Pickering director of the jet pro pulsion laboratory at the Califor nia Institute of Technology which is handling the instrumentation in the Armylaunched satellite 2000 Miles Up He told reporters information received Saturday indicates that the original estimate of a 2000 mile height for the satellite at its farthest point from earth ap peared to have been a little high He said it now looks like about 1700 miles The low point in the elliptical path is around 200 miles The radio signal from the Ex plorer was described as being like a mixture of musical tones varying not a beep like the Russian satellite Another sci entists said it is like a high pitched EEEEEE Dr Wernher von Braun chief of the Army ballistic missile agencys development operations said the exotic fuel used in the first stage of the JupilerC launcher was a chemical called hidyne He declined to explain composition of the fuel He said it gives you more pay load than conventional fuels It is unlikely the Armys satel lite will be visible to the naked eye In an announcement the rny said It will appear in its orbit with about the brilliance of a onefifth to onesixth magnitude star and a star of this brightness can barely be seen without some magnification No Organisms There are no living organims in the satellite the Army said The Navy plans to put yeast cells in one or more of its satellites in an experiment to provide data on threaction of living matter to conditions outside the earths at mosphere Von Braun said the 6footlong metal tube is circling the earth once every 113 minutes at a speed of in000 miles an hour The satellite christened the by its Army has the only radio voicc coming to earth from outer space Kus sins Sputnik I has disintegrated ;