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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1965, Mason City, Iowa high wn para North Iowa Many motorists stranded Stalled cars block roads North Iowa was snowbound Thursday as a shroud of new snow was whipped by blizzard strength winds blocking visibil ity and packing soli d drifts across streets and highways over much of Iowa Every highway was closed in the 18county State Highwa Commission district with head quarters in Mason City The Iowa Highway Patrol said no travel between towns is pos sible Stalled cars were creating more trouble for snow removal crews than were the drifts ac cording to Arlie P Christensen district maintenance engineer for the highway commission In spile of warnings motor ists were still trying futilely to 1 use roads with the result that more were getting stalled all the time Occupants of about 30 cars were forced to leave their ve hicles on Highway 18 between Charles City and Nora Springs Highway snow removal per sonnel unable to make headway with drifts closing as fast as they could be opened were spending much of their time in Setting stranded motorists to safety Christensen pointed out that soft road shoulders made it impossible for plows to go around stalled autos so major efforts were aimed at getting the cars off pavement to allow work After night of helping with rescue of stranded motorists highway patrolmen were pulled back Thursday morning to stand by for emergency calls No real III wind does blow some good Police Chief Nets Larson who lives on the South Shore of Clear Lake walked more than a mile to the police sta tion Thursday morning over hard snow drifts of 10 foot and more He crime at a standstill The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL TOS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH II 1HS 1M a ConiUU of Two One Associated Preii roll Ltaaa Wlrea No 33 Russian walks in space emergencies were reported at the patrol office in Mason City At Mason City the Federal Aviation Agency reported that winds were averaging about 35 miles an hour from Wednesday evening through Thursday There were gusts of up to 55 miles an hour new snow being driven by the cutting wind reached a total of inches at Mason City in cluding the fall of both Wednes day morning and Wednesday evening There had been a midday lull In the storm Wednesday but heavy snow began again in the afternoon and continued into the night before tapering off How ever enough had fallen to allow the rising wind to continue the blizzards work Travelers were stranded across North Iowa nearly all schools closed although Mason City was an exception and a number of industries and busi nesses in outlying areas were forced to shut down At the height of the blizzard fire broke out in the Livestock Auction Co yards in Mason City destroying the buildings as it was fanned by the strong winds Also during the night the Hampton fire department got a call to go to the Richard Kreiner farm northeast of town A hog house was destroyed because firemen were unable to reach the farm The storm was fairly general across the state and at its worst in Ihc north Practically no roads were open anywhere in the northern third of the state Snowfall amounts besides the 9Vi inches here were reported at 12 inches in Estherville 11 inches at Spirit Lake 9 inches at Spcncr 8 inches at Charles City and Garner and 7 inches at Fort Dodge With 20 A inches of snow since the first of the month this already rates as the snowiest March in Mason City since 1959 when 21 inches were recorded for the entire month The only March snow total higher than that in recent years was the alltime record of 1951 when the months total was 428 in Highways wore impassable far south as the BooneAmes STORM Please Torn to Pago J North Iowa Weather outlook 2 cosmonauts go into record orbit MOSCOW AP A Soviet rocket hurled two cosmonauts Thursday into mans highest or bit and one of them spent 10 minutes outside the space ship Tass the Soviet news agency said he was in condition of out er space for 20 minutes in cluding 10 minutes outside the ship This indicated he spent 10 minutes in an airless chamber attached to the pressurized main cabin before going out side There were indications that the new space venture was in ended as another step toward a rip to the moon by experiment ng with the techniques needed to join space ships together Tass the Soviet news agency said Lt Col Alexei Leonov 30 copilot of the space ship called Voskhod 2 went 16 feet from the space capsule He appeared to be attached to the ship by a life line LEONOV BELYAYEV Soviet television stations showed a film oC Leonov float ing outside the space ship with the curve of the earth and the blackness of space visible in the background mous lifesupport suit On tele vision the suit appeared bulky The helmet was heavy What appeared to be oxygen contain ers were strapped to his back With him in Voskhod 2 was Col Pavel Belyayev 39 the flight commander Tass said a powerful rocket sent them into orbit at 10 am 1 am Central Standard Time and Leonov stepped from the capsule 90 minutes later at the end of tho ships first orbit of the earth He successfully carried out the range of prescribed studies and observations and safely re turned to the ship Outside the ship and after returning to tha ship Leonov feels said Leonov wore what was de scribed as a special autono 2nd rehearsal for USteam CAPE KENNEDY Fla second fulldress rehearsal for FIRST MAN IN SPACE Soviet officials told Moscow tele vision viewers Thursday this picture on their screen shows Lt Col Alexei Leonov in the act of becoming the first man to step out of an orbiting capsule in outer space The copilot of the spaceship Photofax Voskhod2 went feet from the capsule they said He apparent ly was attached to the spaceship by a line believed shown at the right here Thefeat was at the end of the first of 16 orbits During blizzard here Sales barn leveled by fire Americas first attempt to put two men into earth orbit faces astronauts Virgil Grissom and John Young here Thursday This time the astronauts will go through the motions of their scheduled March 23 launching with two Soviet cosmonauts overhead zipping around the earth every 90 minutes in the spaceship Voskhod2 Apparently to steal the thun der of world publicity from the launching of Americas two eat by t h e United States or lussia Grissom the flight ommander is to maneuver the capsule himself for all but 20 minutes of the f o u rhour 52 minute flight A prcdawn fire Thursday at the Mason City Auction Co burned out of control causing an orange glow which lit the south east section of the city during an intense blizzard Tom Rumeliote owner of the livestock sales firm at 1469 Uh SE estimated damage at near The cause has not been determined Firemen who received the call at am said fire was coming out of every portion of the 120by160 foot metalclad structure when they arrived Neighbors in the southeast sec tion of the city said the blaze made the sky look like sun rise Rumeliote said Thursday that he is unsure of the number of animals lost in the fire because some were in a nearby pasture He said prior to the fire there were about four sheep two cows four small cattle and 11 hogs in the building The loss included a calculator acetylene torch about in checks a number of scaletick ets and an oldmodel car Rume liote said There was no cash in Ihe building he added and a large safe there was not used A strong wind from the west which reached 40 miles an hour hampered fircfighting op erations Firemen added how ever that the direction of the wind prevented the spread of the fire to the nearby Cliftons Su per Market Western Oil service station and Jefferson School An extra shift of firemen was called in as 950 feet of hose was laid from a hydrant at Jefferson School While efforts to extin guish the blaze in the building proved futile firemen concen trated efforts on keeping an LP gas tank cool with water and preventing the spread of fire to utility poles and lines The auction company is lo cated in a singlefamily zoning district and according to city zoning laws cannot be rebuilt It was built prior to enactment of the zoning ordinances and has been allowed to continue as a nonconforming use lUimeliote owns property about 383 feet wide starting at the auction company and continuing about a half mile south to the section line Rumeliote said that since the auction sales are held on Mon day the number of cattle in the barn probably was at the lowest point during the week He said he is fairly well covered by in surance Firemen returned at am although the police and fire de partments made periodic checks through the night spacecraft Voskhod2 the into man Gemini Russians put orbit The launching was the Sovie Unions second with more than one man aboard Last Oct 12 three men made 16 orbits in Voskhod1 The United States has sue cessfully orbited two unmannec Gemini space capsules with the Titan2 rocket from Cape Ken ncdy Grissom and Young are scheduled to make three eartl orbits in the capsule next Tues day the first of three mannec Gemini flights slated this year Unlike any previous spac Partly and Thursday nlflht and Friday tew Thursday niflht 3 to 7 above Highs FrMay 1tlS TWISTED RUINS At midmorning Thursday building and the burnedout oldmodel car used for these ruins of the Mason City Auction Co 1469 4th stock car races are evidence of the extent of the still were smoking as the result of a fire shortly blaze Damage has been estimated at Other after 1 am The twisted metal which covered the picture on Page 9 Leonovs emergence into outer space his work outsida the ship and return to theship were transmitted to the earth by means of the ships television system and observed by a net work of ground stations Tasi reported Moscow television showed film of Leonov floating next to the spacecraft apparently at tached to it by a line to prevent his floating away He was wearing a bulky suit and heavy helmet What looked like cylinders of oxygen were on his back The cosmonaut did somer saults Ln space and floated ina loose relaxedappearing man ner of weightlessness Voskhod 2 is the Soviet Un ions second groupmanned flight It came five days beforo Other astronauts have conthe United States is scheduledto rolled only the attitude of their ships in flight Grissom will shift the orbit of his spacecraft four times a step which is considered to be a major advance in the sophis tication of US space hard ware The two astronauts went through the initial dry run last week completing each of their actual launchday assignments to within one minute of the makebelieve blastoff Minor technical problems de layed this exercise two and one half hours Thursdays launch its first in the Gemini program The American program also has scheduled in experimental walk around in nothingness but for a later flight The space ship blasted off little more than five months aft the first multiplemanned test was to be much like the first except that the astronauts will be sub jected to a simulated catastro phe on the launching pad to test their readiness to eject them selves from the spacecraft And there will be a second simulated emergency in the failure of the guidance system controlling the Titan2 rocket Truckcar crash kills man 29 near Ogden WESTSIDE Pelt 29 of near Ogden was tilled Wednesday in a truckcar ollision east of Westside on Highway 30 Van Pelt driving a semi railer truck loaded with cattle was pinned in the cab of the ruck as it overturned in a ditch Authorities identified the driver of the car as Bain R Hill from he State of Oregon Both driv ers were along Hill escaped se rious injury Inside The Globe GIRLS allstate basketbal teams Page 13 WHERE to sleep problem in storm Page 17 North Iowa Society newt10111 13 CubGaxetto City 14 Latett markets Cloar Lake Cook school to one session Worst possible weather conditions Thursday forced a change in scheduling for the cooking school in Mason City The school will be limited to a single ses sion Friday night starting at at Roose velt Fieldhouse according to Ray N Rorick publisher of the GlobeGazette All prizes will be given away at that ses sion which will last about two hours Rorick added Susan Lowe the home economist in charge of the cooking school was snowbound at Des Moines Thursday When it was re vealed that even the snowplows were unable to operate because of blowing and drifting snow the sessions planned for Thursday night and Friday afternoon were cancelled Because of previous commitments the cancelled sessions could not be rescheduled for Saturday Doors at the fieldhouse will open at Friday evening Visitors will have ample op portunity to see the Modern Living display of furniture food and household appliances Every person attending will receive a packet including the Susan Lowe Cook Books er Voskhod Sunrise wai launched with three mea aboard Tass said according to pre liminary data Voskhod 2 is or biting the earth every 909 minutes with a minimum dis tance from the earth of 108 miles and a maximum of 307 miles It said the orbit angle to he equator is about 65 degrees nd close to the prescribed rbit Twoway radio communica ons are constantly maintained with the space ship Tass said Belyayev and Leonov wera eported feeling well and are arrying out their assigned re earch duties The reports by the shipl ommander show that thecrew withstood satisfactorily jiting and the transition to weightlessness Tass All equipment on board he space ship is functioning normally There was no immediate indi cation how long Voskhod 2 would remain in orbit Voskhod 1s journey last Oct 12 was billed as a long flight But he ship was brought down after 6 below the record 1 orbits scored by Valerian By kovsky in June 1963 Before Voskhod 2 went aloft Soviet sources had suggested that two space ships might bo 3ut into orbit for linkup experi ments that are essential in de veloping ships big enough to reach the planets The second Soviet group space flight appeared timed to COSMONAUTS Please Turn 1 4 ;