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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME THI NIWIPAFER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS N E 1 G H B 0 R S VOL LXIV and Frew Full UIM cent Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 This Pajwr ComlsU ot Two SectionsSection NO n Red Missile Lead Feared Unbeatable One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1200 WOI Ames 610 WTAD Qulucy 930 WSOI IB City 310 pm Sunday pm Thursday pm Thursday pm Saturday How Good Is Our Diplomacy T grew up believing that our American diplomats were a pretty stupid lot of goofs It was commonly believed that when they had dealings with the striped pants boys of other na tions especially Britain our American spokesmen would emerge without shirt or pants figuratively speaking While that picture was some what overdrawn as all general izations are likely to be there was in it a certain measure of truth The sad fact is that through something over half perhaps more nearly twothirds of our history as a republic neither our diplomats nor our diplomacy has been of a very high order Behind this state of affairs is a clearcut reason Our medicore diplomats and our fumbling de mocracy in times past have re sulted from the unquestionable fact that as a nation we did not attach much importance to inter national affairs We were geo graphically isolated and we wanted to be politically and eco nomically isolated Washington Started It George Washington in his Fare well Address sounded the key note thus Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none or a very remote relation Hence it must be unwise of us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities Thomas Jefferson in 1801 re flected a like point of view in these words We wish to let every treaty we have drop off without renew al We call in our diplomatic mis sions barely keeping up those to the most important nations There is a strong disposition in our countrymen to discontinue even these Very possibly it may be done Europes preoccupation with the Napoleonic Wars and our own preoccupation with the develop ment of an inland empire grow ing out of the Louisiana Purchase combined to let us realize our dream of isolation There was of course the brief interruption for a minor brush with Britain in County youths who fired at an 1812 and a continuing irritation airplane Sunday afternoon were with the Barbary coast pirates unlucky in their choice of tar But by 1835 Alexis de Tocqueville gets could observe Without Neighbors TO SEE Goodwin Knight of California Monday revealed that he will confer with President Eisenhower Tuesday There has been spec ulation that Knight might ask the President for support in a bid for the GOP nomination for US Senator 5 More Lives Claimed on Iowa Roads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1957 traffic death toll climbed to less than a year five more fatali ties reported over the weekend The latest victims included Robert Lee Allen 23 West Des Moines and Danny Dean Wilson 21 Des Moines who were killed when their car crashed into a bridge abutment on US 69 five miles north of Indianola early Sunday Thomas N Grady 21 Gran ville was ly Sunday when the caran which he was riding rammed the rear of a semitrailer truck on Iowa 33 five miles northwest of Le Mars John Levins Brooklyn Iowa town marshal who was killed when struck by a car Saturday night while directing traffic at the scene of an accident east of Grinnell on US 6 Mrs Kenneth AlcpHySO Ames who was killed Saturday in a two car collison four miles south of Ames on US 69 Three Boys Fire on Conservation Commission Plane ATLANTIC Three Cass The plane was one in which Frank Heidelbauer Ankeny pi J The United States is a nationllot for the State Conservation without neighbors Separated Commission and conservation from the rest of the world by the ocean and too weak as yet to aim at dominion of the seas it has no enemies Its interests rare ly come into contact with those of any other nation In the last stages of our col onial days and during the Revo lutionary War period we had en joyed some of the most effective diplomacy in recorded history Benjamin Franklin probably came as near to measuring up to perfection as a diplomat as anybody in the whole sweep of AngloSaxon transcendancy in world affairs officer Rex Emerson Atlantic were flying a pheasant patrol1 When the plane sought to land after the shot was fired the youths fled in a pickup truck The two officials kept the truck in sight After much maneuver ing they landed and nabbed the youths in a corncrib The boys said another plane had been buzzing their hunting grounds and scaring the ducks away They fired the shot as a warning II was just a kid prank Heidelbauer said They were Every President between Washscared to death ington and Jackson had had dip lomatic experience John Adams Jefferson James Monroe John Quincy Adams had all served abroad with distinction Madison had been Secretary of State for eight years at a critical time in our Republics infancy But all that was in the time when we needed help in our struggle against the Mother Country then in the even more difficult struggle to get our ship of state launched on an un charted sea It was at the con clusion of these tasks that the isolation aspired to by Washing ton became a reality Even Woodrow Wilson Even so worldminded a Presi dent as Woodrow Wilson pretty much hitched his wagon o the star of splendid until world events isolationism cascaded in upon him From a posture of too CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Heidelbauer said the lad who fired the shot was 16 and his companions were 15 The plane was not hit No charge was filed Business Places at McGregor Destroyed MCGREGOR an The A A Horning Department Store and the adjacent Bruckner Tavern on McGregors main street were burned out by fire Monday morn ing Two persons were hospital ized Loss estimates ranged up to more than The fire apparently originated in the brick Horning Building possibly from an electric heater Mrs Anno Horning So senior member of the firm was over come by smoke in her second story apartment She was hos pitalized but her condition was described as good Apes to Be Sent Up Next Hint of More Things to Come MOSCOW The official Communist organ Pravda said Monday Russian scientists were planning to use anthropoid apes as the next passengers for space vehicles as a result of their suc cessful launching of Sputnik II Observers in Moscow already had reported a Soviet space plat form and rockets to the moon the next most likely stepsof Soviel science now that the second earth satellite is orbiting around the earth with a live dog aboard as the first space traveler And Soviet scientists already were indicating they might try to bring back to earth safely the Siberian Snitz dog that was shot into space Sunday in Russias second earth satellite in a month Now Pravda has given indica tions of bigger things to come when it said scientists were plan ning to send apes into space since the animals and their reactions would be much closer rto man in preparation for future manned flights to the moon Moon Tf it In recent months Soviet scien tists indicated they hoped for manned flight to the moon by 1960 Preliminary investigations with living animals would be necessary before man himself can penetrate space for the first time The newestSputnik wasin scientific tribute to the ajr niversary of the BolsheviKsrevo lution There was widespread be lief the Russians would cap all previous scientific exploits Thursday the actual anniversary date with some greater achieve the launching of an unmanned rocket to the moon Here are the salient facts and figures on the new satellite and a comparison with the first Weight 112029 pounds or six times that of the old altitude 1056 miles or 497 miles higher than the old speed 17840 miles an hour about the same as the old with one revolution around the earth requiring 1037 min utes Shaped The new satellite believed to be cone shaped and the last stage of the rocket carries half a ton of scientific and measur ing equipment Radio equipment in addition to sending back in formation on the dog also studies cosmic rays and solar radiation within the shortwave ultraviolet and xray fields of the spectrum Sputnik II was transmitting bleep bleeps similar to those heard from the first satellite Added to the bleeps was an electronic hissing said to be the sounds of the heart and brain of the dog snug in its aircon ditioned kennel Instruments strapped to the dog were emitting modulated code signals reaching the earth in a hiss to be electronically de coded and recorded on medical graphs from its orbit 1062 miles above the earth Russias Sputnik I launched Oct 4 and still in space al though now silent sent back to the earth coded bleeps which Soviet scientists said told of at mospheric and cosmic radiation conditions high in space The new Sputnik six times larger than the first knd or biting 500 miles higher also was sending back vital information on how an animal reacts to con ditions of space travel where there is no weight Blaze in Hampton Shop HAMPTON A fire struck here Saturday night The City Cleaners owned and operated jointly by R L Olm stead and Earl Branan was the scene of a fire which started about pm The fire depart ment fought the blaze for three hours before bringing it under control The cleaning establishment was m a building on Main Street owned by Albert Kragel SOVIET SPACE BOGS IN LIMELIGHT A trio of Siberian Spitz dogs is the center of attraction at a Moscow news conference before one of them wascata Flu Absences in Schools on Decline Mason City public schools had 1444 absences Monday from kin dergarten through highschool as compared with The absences thusIf gain dropped below the 25 perfcentniarfc ofrthe 6101iea rolled i Supt Lawrence JI Shepoiser said he was that the flu epidemic would pass its peak this week and attendance r would be near normal again next Monday Classes closed at noon Thursday for a long weekendbecause of the annual state teachers con vention in Des Moines Attendance was definitely on the upswing in the junior and sen ior high There were 25 teachers absent however as compared with 22 on Friday Here are the reports of ab schools for the last Mason City Cloudy and cool through Tuesday with occasion al snow flurries or light rain High Tuesday 3538 Low Mon day night 3035 Iowa Cloudy and continued cold through Tuesday occasional light jain or drizzle Low Mon day night In sences by three days Garfield 97 Grant 103 Harding 184 Hoover 137 Jefferson 133 Lincoln 94 Madison 76 McKinley 107 Roosevelt 150 Washington 50 Wilson 62 1193 Mon Frt Thurs Monroe Jr Roosevelt Jr High School 43 112 81 107 169 210 88 gg 57 115 149 60 67 1191 103 212 148 62 82 135 182 65 76 47 119 128 48 51 995 109 213 148 DIE IN CRASH HOUSTON Tex UP Nine persons were killedSunday night in a headon automobile collision on crowded US 290 about 30 miles northwest of Houston The Weather r through Saturdaywill average 3 to 8 degrees below normal with only minor day to day changes indicated Normal highs 48 north ot 55 south normal 29 north to 3 south Precipitation is to average onefourth to one half an inch occuring as inter rain throughout the Aged Shehcmdodh Man Dies in Fire SHENANDOAH UP Swain Solon 92 Shenandoah diedSun day in a fire which destroyed his small home Authorities said they believed the fire started when who lived alone tried to light a kero sene stove They believe an ex plosidh occurred becauseof the speed with which the veloped the home SAME Black traffic death pxst 24 houri pulted into space in Sputnik II The dogs haveTeen undergoing special training and weresent to altitudes of 100 miles and more in earlier tests 1 Animal Is First Heroine of Space Age NEW YORK MVA dog know simply as Curly is the first hero ine of the space age She has an outside chance coming home safely from fanta ficaaVeBturcrand dangers as pioneer passenger aboard Bus sias second Sputnik The achievement has prompte numerous wags in this country to rename Sputnik U Muttnik or Poochnik Russian scientists hint Curlj could be parachuted back to earti to bark to wag her tail to enjoj a pampered dogs life The So viets dont say how or when Thereare some guesses Some Protests Millions of adults and children are wondering or worrying Som are protesting Curlys trip and treatment She is inside a cramped com partment or container is proba bly strapped down and cant mov about Curly survived the shock o takeoff and is still alive Moscov says Instruments are recording mittent week Minnesota Mostly scat tered snow flurries High Tues day 3642 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 jam Monday 41 33 arm r 33 trace Maximum 62 Minimum 43 data up to 8am Sunday 51 Minimum 37 At 8 ani 37 Precipitation 04 Wyoming Buried Under 16 Inches of New Snow By TJNITED PRESS A fresh onslaught of wintry weather buried portions of Wyo ming under 16 inches of new snow Monday and weathermen issued freezing rain warnings for west ern Nebraska and parts of the westernDakbtas The widespread storm swept the West during the weekend and began pushing eastward Monday Snow and freezing rain pelted western Nebraska eastern Wyo ming and northeast Colorado ear ly Monday with most of the snowfall concentrated in the Rockies and the central and northern Plateau Lander Wyo reported 16 inches of snow on the ground A cold air blast accompanying the storm sent readings into the 30s TWO SPUTNIKS COiMPARED This is a comparison of electrical impulses of the sounds from the two Russian space satel lites as they passed over the US At top is the reading of Sputnik II launched AP Photofax nik T released Oct 4 These are 10second readings The beep elongated lines of Sputnik II is somewhat briefer indi cating some information about the dog o SUIIIB iiuoi mauun aijoui ti bunday and at bottom is that of Sput passenger is being sent by radio in Protest NEW YORK Six dogs bearing placards protesting fhe of a live dog as a passenger aboard Hie second Soviet satel lite pranced in front of United Nations headquarters Monday The dogs includmg a Russian Wolfhound bore read ing Be Fair to Our Fellow Dogs and Were Mans Best Friend Treat Us Like If The halfhour demonstration was sponsored by the Festival of Pets which opens at the New York Coluseum Nov 2T her heartbeat breathing blood and temperature anc sending this information to earth by radio code Automatic Device She is fed by an automatic de vice Moscow says It could par eel out food at stated times But low she gets water is not ex gained Veterinarians say water s even more essential than food or a dog She is probably comfortable emperaturewise in the insu aled container The sun would make one side of the rocket ter ribly hot while the other side vas cold but inside temperatures might be kept steady Her rocket is probably not spinning except perhaps slowly so she is not made dizzy The greatest worry is how she can come home safely after days weeks or months in space The only possible answer is parachute her out inside her container Otherwise she would die when the rocket falling back to earth heated red hot and burned from friction of earths thick atmosphere But all this would take fairly elaborate equipment and even timing so that Curly didnt para chute into the ocean to the Dog Is Inside Satellite Russ Extend Their Gains r OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Sputnik H aised new fears Monday that ussia already first into space vith a datacollecting projectile nd a living animal may pile up n unbeatable lead in deathdeal ng missiles The White House simply said his government is studying Rus ias rocket advances very a re fully Russias second successful sat llite prompted some Congress men and scientists to voice new lemands that President Eiseh ipwer put the U S satellitemis lie program on a crash basis n an attempt to wrest the initia ive from the Soviets Sen Joseph C OMahoney D Vyo urged that Eisenhower call special session of Congress But the administration which at irst deprecated Sputnik I as a neat scientific trick and then iubsequently ordered a speedup in the U S satellitemissile pro ram said Sputnik II came iurprise And Defense Secretary tfeiTH McEIroy said there would e no new speedup We are already under a pres sure program McEIroy said No Special Meetings The White House said the launching of the second Russian satellite had been anticipated since the had announced it in it said Eisenhower planned no special conferences Regardless of the viewpoint on ts effects Sputnik II is more than 1000 miles out in space with a little dog named Curly aboard the Soviet Unions sec ond earth satellite roared aloft about pm CST Saturday Datareleased by thevPussians in dicated it was propelled by a powerful new ballistic missile Not Calculated An accurate orbit for the new satellite still had not been calcu ated but residents of the United States were expected to be sight ng Sputnik II before long It is traveling substantially the same pattern as its predecessor but is 500 miles higher and thus taking a little bit longer for each cir cuit Scientists and radio amateurs legan picking up the nowfamil iar beepbeeps shortly after Sput nik II was launched The new sat ellite was transmitting on the same frequencies as Sputnik I did 20 and 40 megacycles Meanwhile Dr John P Hagen director of the U S earth satel lite program found the weight 1120 pounds of Sputnik II less astonishing than some of his col eagues It doesnt surprise me Hag en said that they were able to put that weight in orbit since they nust have done the same thing before with their first satellite and the casing and the satellite vere detached No Dr Hagen said he saw no im nediate likelihood of a change in US plans Hagen said American cientists are quite satisfied with heir own progress in the satellite ield and are confident they can let their own satellites into orbit in schedule That schedule calls for laimch ng a series of sixinch globes next month which may or may lot assume orbits The first fully nstrumented satellite is expected o be sent into an orbit next larch To many the plight of Curly he dog was the important thing ndignant protests from all over he world especially from canine eagues as well as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals deplored the ise of the dog Missouri Man Is Drowning Victim WATERLOO UP Louis M wisher Windsor Mo drowned unday afternoon in the Cedar liver here Authorities said wisher apparently fell from the Great Western Railway bridge in downtown Waterloo ;