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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES E HOME AIL NORTH IOWANS N I I a H B 0 R S VOL LXIV Associated Presi and United Preu Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 1957 This Paper ot Two SectionsSection OM No 27 44 Aboard Airliner Missing in Pacific Now Its Army Versus Navy in Race to Fire U S Satellite Launching Likely in Few Weeks Pentagon in Speedup Drive FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Army space experts raced the Navy Satur day in a new allout effort to be first to shoot a US satellite up with the Soviet Sputniks at the earliest possible moment The Defense Departments sur prise decision to reverse itself and throw Army missile hardr ware into the program under lined the determination of the United States to catch up with the Russians and salvage lost prestige It also showed administration officials are trying to guarantee that a madeinAmerica Sputnik will be launched sucessfully per haps in a few weeks Predict Early Launching Scientists associated with the US satellite effqrt said Defense Secretary Neil H McElroys or der Friday for the Army to back stop the Navy Vanguard program signaled an early launching Bu they did not try to guess who would be first The Army said it is confident it can carry out the order to sup plement Vanguard with a scien tific satellite launched by a Jupi ter experimental missile The Army was reported to have had a satellite ready to go for six months at its Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville Ala William M Holaday McElroys guided missile director indicated the decision of who will be the Army or depend upon who has a satellite ready to launch first Navy On Schedule The Navy has been proceeding along a prearranged timetable that calls for sending up several sixpound test moons next month and a fullyinstrumented satellite in March as part of the Interna tional Geophysical Year The Arm ys Jupiter C is a three stage rocket which has flown as far as 3500 miles and as high as 600 miles from the Cape Canaveral Fla missile test range While this device bears the name of Jupiter it is only re motely related to the itcrmediate range ballistic IRBM missile which the Army has developed Actually the JupiterC vehicle uses an Army Redstone ballistic missile a much smaller weapon than the Jupiter as the primary power plant To this are added two additional power cluster of solid fuel rockets and a final stage made up of a small cluster of the same rockets Modifications Needed There was no immediate offi cial explanation of how the Army would set about modifying the JupiterC for the satellite launch ing job Several obvious meth ods were apparent including 1 Use of the method planned by the a satellite sphere in the nose of the last of the three rocket stages then re leasing it when the rocket reaches an altitude of between 200 and 300 miles and a speed of about 18000 miles per hour 2 Taking a leaf from a method used by the Russians in launch ing their Sputnik the ex pended shell of the last rocket stage as a satellite Into this shell could be mounted datareporting instruments The Russians used military rockets to launch their satellites Up to McElroys turnabout order this country had left military mis silery entirely out of the satellite effort Vanguard scientists have been perfecting their own rocket also a threestage affair to launch the satellite ROCKET LAUNCHER NEW YORK sign in an 8th Ave bar Saturday adver tised Sputnik send you to the moon Missiles Get Top Priority No Budget Hassle Seen WASHINGTON Chavez DNM said Saturday Congress will provide all the money need for missiles development if President Eisenhower gives Dr James R Killian headknocking authority to speed an allout program Chavez said his Senate Appro priations subcommittee which handles defense funds will be eager to consider any spending proposals Killian may draft Kil lian president of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is Eisen howers newlynamed special as sistant in charge of pushing American efforts to achieve wea pons superfdrity in this dawning space era First Things First In a time of national crisis such as this Congress is not go ing to think about the budget You cant figure national defense on a budgetary basis Chavez said in an interview But unless Dr Killian has some headknocking authority to FORREST Atlantic and was displaved by President Army ballistic missile technicians ready Eisenhower duringhis TV address Thurs the JupiterCfor the final test last Au day This rocket which has gone as hfeh gust of a model reentry nose cone cle as 600 miles and 3500 miles in distance veloped to overcome friction problems in will be used by the Army in its attempt this photo just released The nose cone to successfully fire a space satellite at tip oi rocket was recovered from the to Get Bid for Satellite HUNTSVILLE Ala member of the German team of scientists at the Redstone Arsenal said Saturday the Army will now have a chance to show what it can do in the earth satellite pro gram Dr Wernhcr Von Braun de veloper of the German V2 rocket and now one of theheads of ex perimental work here said he de tected a great feeling of satis faction from townspeople at this super se cret rocket city He said we ap preciate the op portunity to un o dertake this challenging as signment and are confident of Von BRAUN out carrying The new development brought attention back to Col John C Nickerson Jr the US Army missiles who was trans rerrcd last July to an obscure job in the Panama Canal Zone Nickerson pleaded guilty at a court martial in June to 15 charges of security laxness The charges grew out of his efforts o promote the Armys cause in ts missiles rivalry with the Air orcc In Panama Nickerson de clined comment on the order nitting the Army into the satel ite field The order came as a shock to he Navy but no official comment was made MRS LAIN DIES Tenn The Weather Mason City Fair diminishing wind and cold Saturday night low 1215 Fair and not so cold Sunday high 3034 Iowa Continued rather cold through Sunday Fair Saturday night and Sunday Low Satur day night 1222 Minnesota Clearing slightly warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 28 Minimum is At 8 am ig Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 25 Linemen Rescue Injured Motorist EARLVILLE Two power linemen rescued a crippled 50 yearold feed salesman from pos sible death in freezing weather Friday night when his car went into a ditch along a lonely road four miles east of here Elmer Bogc Dycrsvillc lost control of his car on a side road off Highway 20 He was pinned in the vehicle and unable to move Boge lost an arm in a cornpicker accident two years ago and has only one leg The linemen George Gezel and Dean Boone both of Manchester were attracted by the lights of the car about three hours after the accident and found Boge suf fering from shock Flu Takes Lives of Two More in Iowa CEDAR RAPIDS UP The services wcre being arranged lore Saturday for Mrs John M Lain 43 former journalism in IT Wlth lhc deaths of lwo Cedar ball game was Shirley A Web Funeral Rapids residents The victims stcr of Wintered State Univcr Fair and Cold Is Weather Menu for Iowa The gusty winds which whipped across Iowa had died down Sat urday and clearing skies during the night brought the coldest temperatures of the season at many points Siblcy reported the state low of 14 above while Mason City had 16 There were a few snow flur ries there Friday Overnight lows ranged up to 23 at Burlington Highs in Iowa Friday as a cold air mass poured into the state ranged from 28 at Mason City to 37 at Lamoni The winds blew steadily at 35 to 45 miles an hour over much of the state throughout the day Friday In Des Moines gusts reached 68 miles an hour At Ma son City they peaked at 50 miles an hour The wand caused damage o trees and utility lines On the Mississippi Biver the wind swamped a boat in which two Muscatine youths Don Agcr and Jake Diercks were duck hunting A motorist noticed their plight and they were rescued Temperatures were not expect ed to get much above the freez ing mark Saturday or Sunday but a warming trend was expected to set in by Monday The chilly air echoed Satur day with the blasts of shotguns as thousands of hunters took to the field in the noon opening of the pheasant season Winterset Man Is SUI Dad of 1957 IOWA CITY wi About the Iowa death toll from the flu proudest parent on hand Satur epidemic jumped to 31 Friday day for the IowaMinnesota foot werc Karen Sue Colbert 16 sity of Iowa Dad of 1957 Web daughter of Mr and Mrs James B Colbert and Mrs Florence truclor at Iowa State 73 The deaths marked vho died Friday after an extho fifth anrf civth who ended illness t u f 11 I J 1 rt H Friday after an exthe fifth and sixth flu fatalities there ster an attorney was named for the honor Friday night by Omi cron Delta Kappa mens leader ship fraternity which sponsors the annual Dads Day weekend put first things first were not going to be any better off than we have been in the past In Reno Nev Sen Kennedy DMass told a Young Demo crats convention Friday night he was pleased at Killians appoint ment but he asked Will he Killian be able to get the money he needs knock together heads in the Defense Department end the complacen cy and the confusion that now grip the administration over this issue Full Power In announcing Killians appoint ment Thursday night Eisenhow er did not specify exactly how far his new aides authority will ex tend The President said Killian will have the active responsi bility of helping me follow to get his job done Sen Flanders a mem tween the armed services had there been healthy in producing a wide variety of approaches to problem of getting missiles ever to select unify organize proceed to the selection of missiles he and our operational said KILLED IN CRASH ROCK ISLAND Hi T j r wivuidajuuuj VTUUivcen Hump 20 Burlmgton Iowa was were killed Friday night injured fatally and John Bruun ALEUTIAN iS HAWAIIAN ISLANDS WHERE PLANE IS SOUGHT The map search area and last reported position in the Pacific of a missing Pan American Stratocruiser bound from San Francisco to Honolulu An armada of air and surface craft is sweeping the area in a hunt for survivors BULLETIN HONOLULU An Air plane reported sighting two yellow cylindrical objects Sat urday 80 miles southwest of last position of a missing Pan American A i rw ays Clipper with 44 persons aboard Air Force said the objects could be parts of life rafts HONOLULU Pan Ameri can Stratocruiser last heard from at pm CST Friday and due to run out of gas at 5 am Saturday was presumed down in the vast Pacific Ocean some where between here and San Francisco The giant fourengine Ro mance of the Skies carrying 44 persons passed the midway point in the 2400mile islandless expanse just before issuing its final radio message Robert B Murray Jr Pan American executive vice presi dent issued this statement DES MOINES UP Gov Herschel Loveless says that serving We nave passed the as Iowas chief executive is both frustrating and rewarding and endurance point and the aircraft Says He Still Isnt Certain of Running Again By DWIGHT McCORMACK Plane Is Long Overdue Was Headed to Honolulu that its agreeing with him As to asecond term he began in answer to an interview somewnere in the Pacific question I just dont know Loveless the first Democrat to be elected governor in 20 years is nearing the end of his first year in office on a twoyear term He was asked about his impressions based on his experiences trying to do what in my judgment is the right thing he I pressures to sway that judg probably wouldnt exist aTwell I dont haveany trouble sleeping at nights I just dont take the job homewith me I try to make decisions and stick with them related nient I 2 Waucoma Boys Hurt in Crash for Second Time NEW Ralph Haw kins Jr 17 and Ronald Smith 18 probably were wondering Sat through on Americas science urday whether their close friend and technology programs ship was jinxed pitalized here Friday night the two friends again were riding in a car near Waucoma were injured when the car crashed and again were hos here I get home I enjoy my fam ily watch TV or read Going into the high points of his job as he sees it Loveless said Probably the most frustrating thing about it is the inability to slay on one thing long enough to carry it to completion In the office I have to jump from one subject to another every 15 min utes as various groups or in dividuals call on me Powers Chiseled Another frustrating thing if you can use that word is that the Legislature through the years has chiseled away the powers not only of this office but other administrative offices to the point that you dont have very effective control of many of the governmental operations of the state As to whats Governor said Two Brothers Killed in Crash at Fairmont FAIRMONT Minn brothers from Guckeen Minn rewarding the I enjoy the job even though the hours are long and the pay Im not complaining I asked meeiing for it people I always enjoy The routine of m a twocar collision on Highway 16 10 n i T i in vuniajuu uu jriigiiway jo 18 Oak Park III was hospitalfour miles east of here They ized with senous injuries in a were Vincent 48 and Jerome motor vehicle accident Friday Collins 54 Speculation Rises Over Fate of Red Space Dog FROiM OUR WIRE SERVICES Speculation that Sputnik Hs canine passenger either was dead or has been or is about to be ejected from its flying doghouse was building up Saturday Warsaw Radio said in a broadcast monitored in London that a communique on an attempted ejection from the earth satel lite of the hermetically sealed container containing Laika the dog and bringing it down to earth is expected with great interest in Moscow There was no elaboration An official Soviet communique issued in Moscow early in the afternoon made no mention of the dog It confined itself to a re port on the orbiting of the two Russian satellites It was the second successive communique which failed to mention Laika The communique issued by the official Soviet news agency Tass said the satellite itself was in fine shape following its prescribed course around the earth Soviet diplomats presiding at an embassy party in London Friday night privately expressed the opinion that the dog would not last much longer They regarded the dog as a scientific ex periment and said it should be so judged by the world Embassy officials however wished they never would hear of the dog again All day and all night I have been besieged by doglovers one diplomat said I like dogs but this uproar has been a great surprise to us The Sputnik is a scientific success but thii dog business is very uncomfortable callers doesnt disturb me a bit I believe I have spent more time in the ot than most governors of the past That gives an opportu to meet people And I probably accept more engage ments at night than most gov ernors Again I enjoy meeting LOVELESS people The job is agreeing with him Loveless said because My weight has changed the wrong way Ive put on instead of taking off About the only exer cise I get is getting up and sitting down I like to play golf but I played only two rounds this year Gained 15 Pounds That prompted a question as to his vital statistics Loveless said he has put on about 15 pounds in the last year that he now weighs 175 pounds is 5 feet 8 inches tall and 46yearsoId Then he quip ped Yes the job is agreeing with me despite all of the opposition I got from the Republican stata Senate last winter Those in a position to know say here is no doubt but what Love less will run for reelection next year And many say he probably would have no opposition for re nomination However the indica ions are strong that three or more Republicans will seek their partys nomination must be presumed to be dowa An extensive earch including airsea rescue military civil ian and Pan American facilities is now under way the crew is experienced and well trained and we are stillhopeful Crew of 8 Thirty six passengers and a crew of eight were aboard The Coast earlier reports of lightsspotted in the water at first believed to have been the plane Were thought lat er to have been those of a sur face vessel just past the midway point The military air transport plane that sighted the lights was flying from San Francisco to Hawaii the opposite direction of the missing plane A Coast Guard FlyingaWash in the vicinity and will investigate the lights The Air Force said the MATS plane first spotted one light be ween the clouds It signaled but here was no reply The Navy also reported sur face lights were sighted but said hey could not confirm they were rom the missing plane Search Craft The armada of search planes radioed from over the area where he lights were seen that nothing had yet been spotted and they were searching the area at 1000 eet Some 26 planes five Coast Juard vessels two Navy subma rines four merchant ships and he liner Matsonia joined in the search Two Pan American ilanes were scheduled to leave San Francisco and the Air Force and Civil Air Patrol units in Cali ornia had been alerted for added lelp The Coast Guard also said tha 4ir Force had been requested to supply longrange B36 bombers rom mainland bases The search covers a 100mile wide area between 650 and 1100 miles offshore Fliers consider the San Fran ciscoHonolulu run one of the safest flights in the world Every month hundreds of commercial and military planes cross the Scean between the mainland and iawaii Only four persons have ost their lives in previous peace ime flights Pan American said it has flown 085000000 revenue passenger miles without a fatality Last une the airline was awarded the National Safety Council Award for ts outstanding safety record SAME White riaf no trafrio pait 21 hours ;