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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1959, Mason City, Iowa X f North lowot Daily Newspaper Edited for VOL n ud Utited ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Tht That Mokfs All North lowons Neighbors MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 3 7 Copy ThU rf HOME EDITION rua Rocket Almost Half Way to f WRECKED LIVING ROOM Fireman Joe Basgall home A larger opening was Don Wedmore stands by a door that noblasted by an explosion from the base body was using Tuesday morning at the ment Guard Put on Embassy in Bolivia WASHINGTON Stale Department said Tuesday the staff of the 1J S Embassy in La Paz Bolivia where anti American riots occurred Mondaj night has moved to the out skirts of the city for better protection by the Bolivian The riots followed publication by a U S news magazine of an article quoting an unidentified U S Embassy official as sug gesting etnaway o solve Bo livias economic problems is to abolish the country THE OFFICIAL was as saying neighboring nation should divide the country and its President Hernan Siles wen on the radio Monday night to tell the Bolivian people tha American officials had denied the magazine story Mobs had stoned the U S Embassy COUPLE TWO CHILDREN NOT HURT DISPLACED WALL Fireman Lowell part of the front wall about five feet Moore looks into the home wrecked by from its foundation a Tuesday morning blast that set one House Wrecked by Explosion The Basgall home at 825 Virginia wricked by an early morning explosion Tuesday It blasted walls off foundations on three sides of gall carried muetfof the burn ing material fromthe house before firemen arrived ind the rest of the fire was quickly extinguished A State Department official said there are U S citi zens in the country but that no figure was available on the num ber of persons in the embassy SILES TOOK to the streets and the radio after the rioting re sulted in the fatal shooting of a the house just before 1 Mr and Mrs Basgall and their children David 8 and Vickey Jo 5 were not hurt in the explosion although walls of their bedrooms were slammed outward several inches The worst explosion damage was to the front of the house where the wall was about 5 feet from its founda tion Fire broke out in clothing hung at the top of the base ment stairs and in towels in bathroom closet nearby Bas By noon Fire Chief A Boyd Arnold said a probable cause for the been found a though fire ment and InterstatePower Co workers continued investigation A break discov ered in a gas line south of the house was believed to be near the sanitary sewer pipe from the building Unknown to Basgall a cleanout plug was missing near the sewers basement drain That would allow gas to bypass the drams water trap and enter the basement A heater set in a kttchVriwall was open into the jfair above the basement Its flame could have set off gas accu mulating there The explosion originated in the basement The dor to thV basement the wood that retained it The front west wall Was laid complete ly open near the front door Both the north wall of the bed rooms and the east wall were pushed out Basgall estimated the value of the sixroom structure at about although it could not be replaced for that amount It is partially insured No da mage estim ate has been awoke with the blast to see the front door hanging at an odd angle He was out of the bedroom before he real ized that the walls were out of position hi said and then he was occupied Although the vyalls were moved the blast did not knock out the windows of the home In one case a window was broken but the storm win dow over it was not At an other window the storm win dow broke but not the inner pane All utilities telephone gas and electricity were left op erating in spite of the other damage I owan Gets 8 Years Pioneer Miles Info Space May Orbit Sun WASHINGTON W Pioneer IV blazed anew U S space trail Tuesday half the way to moon and farther out than any previous American rocket Scientists expressed assurance that the gold plated cone would speed on past the moon into orbit around the sun whert the Russians claim already to have put their Lunik The Army blasted off the new Pioneer from Cape Canaveral shortly before midnight Monday The launching itself was called as near perfect as could be Initial speed was quicldy figured at milei an hour enough to escape the earths gravitational pull By 1 scientists at the National Space Agency figured the rocket was 11 A I miles out nearly half 5U1Made Instruments in Pioneer Too Late for Action on Stamp Gross Reveals CHARLES CITY Rep H R Gross Waterloo Republican ndicated Tuesday that it is too ate for issuance of a memorial postage stamp this year on the entenary of the birth of Carrie Chapman Catt womens suf ragist who spent her girlhood n the Charles City area The 15yearold student At oncpointjcharles City Womans Club is mobs burned the U S flag ltie proposal School Bus Plunges Off Road 9 Children Dead TIFTON Ga ft A school bus children ca reened off a road into a farm pond Tuesday and nine of the occupants drowned Five girls and four boys ranging from 5 to 15 years old lost their lives as the terrified children fought to reach windows of the half submerged bus The vehicle bringing the Negro pupils to an elementary and high school here hit a rut in a dirt road and slipped into the Still No Definite Word on Status of Discoverer I INGLEVVOOD Calif tfft Status of Discoverer rock et the Air Force hoped would achieve polar still very much in doubt Tuesday Official hopes of an orbit were joosted Monday on the basis of pond at It came to rest on its side MUSCATINE all male ury convicted Janet Thompson ia charged with first degree murder of manslaughter Tues day after deliberating all night without rest District Judge Nathan Grant mmedialely sentenced M r s Thompson to a term not to ex eed eight years in the worn ns reformatory at Rockwell ily She is to be taken there hiirsday SHE WAS charged in fata shooting of Robert Joseph Nav ratil 29 formerly of Cedar Rap ids and Davenport last Dec 6 al Ihe home of her mother Mrs Viola Burzell Muscaline Mrs Thompson wearing fur coat and sitting in the whee chair that has been her sea during the trial showed no emo lion when the verdict was read The state in its final argu IOWACITY cas Pioneer IV eted toward the moon Tuesday carrying twotiny Geiger coun ters designed and produced at the University of Iowa here Dr James Van Allen head of the schools physic department said it is hoped that the coun ters will discover how much shielding is needed to carry man safely through the twora diation belts around the earth THE BELTS often called the Van Allen radiation were discovered by the fcxplor er satellites and earlier Pioneer lunar vehicles through the deli cate instrunienls produced at the school Van Allen saidone of the counters which is about Viinch in diameter and long is shielded by a lead cover 16 lOOths of an inch thick and weighing only a few AS IN PAST alt radiation information received from the new probe will be ana lyzed a the University Van Al len said The University of Iowa Data Reduction Center serves as an international point for collect hc distance of about miles to the moon BY 1 CST initrumwit readings and mathematical cal culations placed the Pioneer miles on its way At this altitude the new Pi oncer was down to miles an hour That was almost exact speed estimated in ad vance for that point in the flight Scientists stuck to their pre diction that the missile would pass the moon at a distance of some miles around 1 Wednesday Three powerful tracking sta tions at Goldstone jn Puerto Rico and at Jodrell Bank England had it under si multaneous observations THE PULL of gravity was having its effect on thf rockets speed hut ments Monday asked for a firs degree conviction and urged the ury to recommend life impris onment The dramatic moment in the trial came last Thursday when Mrs Thompson partially par there were no reports juries to Americans of in lino J JIUJII173UJJ LJdlLldJiy LJdL radio signals picked up in eft her wncelchair searchers failed in j wouldnt kill any Two boys on the bus managed to open a window and crawl missile by one Jet alone Bobby They were joined bv two white men whosaw arririAnf a radio signal off it ently has plenty of momentum leftto pass the moon and never rejtiinrto the earths atmos 7 President Eisenhower the successful launching asa splendid Maj Gen J 8 Medaris the Armys missile chief reported he Pioneers performance to a fouse subcommittee on govern ment operations He called it another Army firsLThe com mittee was studying manage ment of the missile program THE PREDICTED success of this attempt came after four failures to orbit or pass ing decoding and analyzing rathe moon One of diation data from the InternaForce tries sent a counters three Air probe up tional Geophysical Year milesbefore it fell back er and Pioneer space reports to earth and was burned up in Van Allen said that one of his the atmosphere The Armys students Louis Frank Fort first try ended at Madison assisted him in the The Soviets claim to have es calibrations of the delicate tablished the first planet in a solar orbit after a launching last Jan 4 Pioneer IV whose gold plate provides an relay ra dio instrumentation earth is 20 inches long and SAN FRANCISCO MVA nowweighs 13 pounds It is loaded erful but comparatively harmwith instruments to measure ra ess earthquake shook up northdioactivity in space and already Earthquake Shakes North California Angry mobs burned issues the magazine in front of Gross said Had embassy A police cordon wasbeen informed of the plan at a thrown around the building earlicr dale perhaps 11Mo 1 1 UJJUoal f v wnv uito LVJ d WJ I1UU d aWJ I Unfortunately the Post Ofoul Thev wcre Joined by two white men who saw the accident ifice Department has compleledThe Quartet broke windows and hauled children out A Slgnai was bnamcd HMWe were Bojern California Monday It rathas sent back much data the orbl1 path for 40 to be married Jn jiled dishes and windows from scientists said 1959 commemorative stamp The emergency door on Ihe bus was only half covered by orbl1 path for 40 to be married Jn j water but the handle apparently had been pulled off bv the the Research Inj The twicemarried mother of cllllllo in Ally 10 ij i children long neighboring streets but about 200 youths broke through Later stone throwing mobs broke many of the windows in the embasry Others stoned the offices of the U S Information Service two blocks away and broke into the USIS library de stroying books and magazines A jeep turned outside was over something could have worked out It should be explained that suggestions for commemorative si amps must be submitted to the department well in advance of the proposed date of issuance 18 months Exclu sive and final authority to de ermine which stamps shall be Trucker Who Went Berserk Charged STORM LAKE Charges were filedhcre Monday against a burly Laurcns truck driver who went berserk Satur day night at Sioux Rapids and beat up two policemen Buena Vista County Sheriff Harry Dreyer filed charges of carry ing a concealed weapon resist ing arrest and other jissued rests by law with Ihe tposlmaster Iowa Senate Plans Steering Committee DAVENPORT MVThc Iowa Senate is expected to have its first steering committee in his tory because of the large num ber of bills on the calendar Sen Jack Schroeder majority floor leader said Mon day there are about 60 bills on Mason City Generally fair Secretar a liHIp rnnW inmnorntnrne Foster DulICS Dulles Given Radioactive Gold Treatment WASHINGTON Doctors gave Secretary of State John stitute in Palo Alto Calif Allan 18yearold son contended the the Standard Oil Co researchgun which killed the former center in Cleveland Ohio senArmy lieutenant discharged ac sitive radio receivers were to cidentally when she picked it pick up any reflected but none was received If the satellite was there we would had a reflected the company said Mrs Thompson was quoted as saying after her arrest sure I shot him and I might as well take my Sebastopol 50 miles to the But although itwas labeled north to Holiisler 100 miles to clear success Pioneer IV the south South of San Franmissed advance expectations in cisco a hillside slid and blocked some respects part of a stale highway east of Watsonville two refrigeration JT BEEN aimad to go pipes broke in Hollister and within to miles of plaster fell from the ceilings of tne moon Instead it will pass older buildings in Gilroy and no closer than miles Dr TT T l3 j Santa Cruz temperatures an injection of njiujJdrttULtat Lows in the actlvc gold Tucsday in a ncw attemPt control his ab a little cooler Tuesday night loxv or mid 20s Wednesday mostly cloudy with a few snow dominal cancer flurries Highs An announcement through Ihe in the low or mid 30s jstatc Department said this itrealmcnt was decided upon by 3wa Generally fair with notja panel of medical experts much temperature c h a n g ejmeeting at Walter Reed Hos Tuesday night Lows 20s north pital io reinforce his regular the calendar and that he would against Herbert Schryver 26 act to appoint a Steering Com Laurens Schryver finally was mittce in midMarch subdued by the two policemen and several onlookers after he had entered a service station and ordered everyone out at gunpoint INSURED TORCHES WAYCROSS Ga glars who apparently forgot their flashlights broke into an insurance firm here Monday night and searched the office using flaming insurance polz citf police said SAME to 30s south Wednesday in creasing cloudiness flur ries north portion a little warmer in the Highs about 30 north to 40 south Further outlook Thursday partly cloudy little tempera ture change Minnesota Cloudy light snow Highs Wednesday 2232 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum 38 Minimum 38 At 8 21 Precipitation ln in snow YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 26 xray treatments which will be resumed in few days State Department press offi c c r Lincoln White said the radio active gold was given in fluid form as an injection di rectly into the abdominal cav 3Story Building at Keokuk Destroyed KEOKUK early Tues day gutted a brick building in the downtown section of Keokuk The first floor of the building was occupied by the Stewart Stationery Store artel Gift Shop The upper two were unoccupied but been iised for storage HOW PIONEER WILL MISS MOON The drawing shows how Pioneer IV is soar past the it by about miles The 13pound gold cone likely will continue toward the sun and orbit it much like Russias Lunik William H Pickering bead of NASAs Jet Propulsion Labora tory at Pasadena said the angle at which it was in jected into its trajectory seems to have been off The blastoff time was just four seconds off that planned for the probe and all four stages of the rocket fired in sequence It went into its tra jectory about four minutes after leaving the ground NASA scientists said U S ground stations may be able to track the radioequipped robot for a distance of to 000 miles from Lhe earth The robots batteries are expected to last about 50 hours after pass ing the moon FOR A BRIEF period day from to three of the biggest tracking stations in the world were locked onto Pioneer IVs radio signal The stations were Maya guez in Puerto Rico Jodrell Bpnk in England and Goldstone at Camp Irwin in the Desert in California Goldstonc then took over the tracking and was scheduled to remain locked on the signal for about nine After a 14 hour period of uocerUia tracfe ;