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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited fee VOL 19 All North I owans N tigh wspa ptr Thot Ma kts CoMbto ef Twe MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14 IfSf HOME EDITION Worl aim ia c Sold 5 SLTji hot Springs Crash Proves fatal Orie Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GloboGaxetta Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO WOI ABM WTAO QuUer KM WSUL City Mans Greatest Building Feat pXCEPT for the mountains one sees in getting there Grand Coulee Dam in north central Washington would be vastly more r impressive than it is This was my observation a dozen years ago when I first looked upon this greatest man made structure and I was even more struck by the fact last month when I made a return visit Now I find that this idea isnt original with me at all While we our party I mean were our evening meal in a restaurant overlooking the roar ing spillway an amplified voice regaled us with all the vital sta tistics concerning the fabulous installation Midway in his pres entation he tossed in this note Grand Coulee Da m is dwarfed by the surrounding hills s Your perspective is high ly distorted Things do not ap pear as huge as they really are Mother Nature plays a trick on us If this structure were set on plains of Kansas and he cbqld as well have made of Ipwi or you would see it many many IN OUR CASE tho comparison was actually with the tallpeaks of the Canadian Rockies around Banff and Lake Louise and with those of Glacier National Park rather than with the high ground around the dam itself Without admitting it to each other all four of us in our party had been mildly disappointed by what we had seen Here might be an appropriate ACCIDENT A block half from where Wayne Diekmans car crashed into a tree witnesses survey damages done by the auto when if first went out of control Afender was dam aged on a parked car owned by Leona Munger right as Diekman drove east on the sidewalk The scene was photo GlobeGazette Photosby Miisser graphed looking east At left is the point where the Sumner mans cartore out steel railing around what formerly was a stairway The stairway has been filled with rubble and is to be sealed over Otherwise Diekmans car might have dropped partly into it for New Labor Bill Signed Into Law WASHINGTON Eisenhower Monday signed into law regulating internalji affairs of labor unions anoMimT iting their boycott and picketing activities The measure a landmark of the 1959 session of Congress represents one of Eisenhowers most important legislative tri umphs It contains TaftHartley law amendments he insisted were essential to any effective bill place to dip into a for a definition of dictionary the word coulee Its described as a deep gulch distinguished by its in clined sides from a Thats another way of saying that whereas the walls of canyon go straight up the sides of a coulee slope a bit This Grand Coulee has a gorge feet deep Having established the point I hope that viewing was what we actually enormous than it seemed to be I think were ready now to get on with our story And Ill deal first with that enormity THE DAM is 500 feet thick at its base and feet long It covers 35 acres of bedrock Five hundred and fiftyfeet high al most exactly the same as the height of the Washington monu the dam slopes up from its 500 foot wide base to a 30 foot roadway running the length of its crest just a little short of a mile Now for some almost unbe lievable facts about the material that went Dam To into Grand Coulee say that it contains 12 million cubic yards of con crete doesnt mean much to the average of us because we cant visualize such a prodigious pile of cement BUT THE STATISTICS come to life when you learn that the concrete used for Grand Coulee Dam wouhi build a standard highway from nearby Spokane to New York City then back across the continent to Califor nia then up the Pacific coast to Seattle then back to Spokane I dont know just exactly what youd do with it after you had it built but the concrete in Grand Coulee Dam would build a 3 foot sidewalk around the earth at the equator two and a half times Or at least thats what the authorities tell us The spillway itself is city blocks long It covers an area comparable with a 15 acre plot af ground The waterfall is 350 feet high making it the largest CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE NEW LAW is designed to curb racketeering and other abuses in some unions spot lighted in congressional investi gations The law also puts new restric tions on organizational picketing by unions and on secondary boy cotts A secondary boycott is one di rected at an employer with whom the union has no direct quarrel THE AFLCIO contends these TaftHartley changes will weak en labors legitimate economic were powers Employers argue that more the boycott and picketing weap ons were abused by the Team sters and some other unions The measure was strongly op posed by organized labor in its final form The act contains the most far reaching rewriting of the na tions labormanagement rela tions law since the TaftHartley law was passed in 1947 JoAnne MacDonald Med Student Wed AMES Iowa MacDonald the first runnenip in the 1958 Miss America con test was married here Satur day to a senior medical stu dent from the University of DEATH CAR WRAPPED AROUND TREE WHERE WAYNE DIEKMAN LOST HIS LIFE Minnesota Miss MacDonald and Thomas Johnson St Louis Park exchanged vows at the Collegiate Presbyterian Church here Miss MacDonald andthe bridegroom plan a hon eymoon trip to northern Minne sota and then will settle in Minneapolis son of Dr Minn He and Mrs is the Walter Johnson St Louis Park Former lowan Held After 3Month Hunt in An es caped convict sought across th nation for kidnaping beating and raping a 6yearold Nebras ka girl was captured here after a tip given by a young brother and sister The man1 is Harlan Lynn Noble 46 a native of Wa pello Iowa and a onetime in mate of the Kansas State Prison at Lansing Noble escaped from a mental institution at Lamed June 2 He had been transferred there from the state prison where he was servinga 99year term for attacking a girl in Leavenworth Kan POPPA AGAIN SANTA MONICA Calif SAME OErABTMECT BUek tlmg fei Mickey1 Rooney 36 father of three sons now has a daughter The actors fifth wife the for mer Barbara Ann Thomason presented him with a 6pound 10ounce girl Sunday in St Johns Hospital The baby was named Kelly Ann Mason City Partly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday Lows Monday night 4850 Highs Tuesday 7680 Iowa Mostly fair and mild through Tuesday Lows Mon day night 4856 Highs Tues day 7686 Further Partly cloudy little cooler northwest Wednesday Minnesota Fair and pleasant Highs Tuesday 6575 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum 77 Minimum 49 At 8 62 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Minimum 79 42 NORA SPRINGS Wayne Diekman 38 Sumner died Sunday night after his car careened through downtown Nora Springs on Highway 18 and finally slammed into a maple tree Thefinal shiashup came mo ments after the Diekman car bit a parked auto about a block and a half from the tree It was about 6 Before the twopart accident highway patrolmen were told the Diekman car was seen go ing toward Nora Springs on old Highway18 weaving on the road THE PRELUDE to the fatal crash came by the telephone company building just west of Hawkeye Avenue the main business street going east left his lane of traffic and crossed to the north side of the street When his auto hit the parked car owned by Leona D Mun ger Nora Springs going onto the north sidewalk The right front fender of Mrs Mun gers car was damaged After hitting the Munger car auto tore out the railing around a stairway that formerly led into the basement of Millers Grocery Had the accident happened a week or so earlier it mighthave ended onthe sidewalk at that point HOWEVER the stairway is beingfilled in and there was no hole for the car to fall into Plans were for removal of rail ing when the fill material is leveled and sealed over With the first damage be hind it the Diekman car con tinued east on the sidewalk to the corner of the main street There officers were told it nearly hit the pole of the flash ing caution light that warns highway drivers of the intersec tion Witnesses reported that the car was traveling very slowly at that point but then speeded up again After missing the caution light while coming back onto the street the car continued east It traveled one more block and went over the south east corner of the intersection of Iowa Avenue with the high way The auto went straight be tween a large Maple Motel sign and a speed limit sign It missed the motel sign and one maple on the right of the about 18 inches The speed limit sign was about a yard to the left of the car BUT THE ANGLING path of the Diekman car was taking it straight into the secondtree When it struck the front of the car was wrapped around the tree and demolished Diek man was partially pinned in the wreckage when the steer ingcolumn was pushed back to the car seat Mr and Mrs Gilbert Carl Nora arid gave assistance They had been driv ng ahead of Diekmans car before the first part of the ac cident and Carl was forced to speed up to get out of Diek mans way just before the inal crash AP Photofax ROCKETS PATH Solidline indicates path of the space rocket which hit the moon Broken circular line marks the region roughly miles from the moon where the pull of the moons gravita tional field began to affect the rocket KHRUSHCHEV TO GIVE Moon Pennant to Ike LONDON Iff Soviot Premier Nikita Khrushchev said Monday he will give President Eisenhower a duplicate of the Soviet pennant which the Russians say their lunar rocket landed on the moon Khrushchev also said in a statement issued only hours be fore his the United States I have no doubts regarding the U S Presidents good he said In inviting me to the UnitedStates he is apparently also finda mutual language in the settlement of controversial international questions and for the improvement oT relations between our countries The main thing we must achieve is to insure peaceful conditions for the life of all peoples on Khrushchev said the rocket flight to the moon is the victory of the whole camp of Eisenhower and Khrushchev are scheduled to meet at the White House Tuesday afternoon for their first discussion for which 90 minutes has been set aside That will be shortly after the Communist chieftain arrives packing the prestige of the Soviets new scientific achievement the weekend bullseye shot to the moon While American scientists congratulated the on its apparent spectacular success official Washington seemed unperturbed The space shot was clearly timed to glorify So viet scientific and industrial prowess for Khrushchev on the eve of his American trip EAT GROW YOUNGER Are You Aging Check Your Diet Editors note This is one in a series of hardhitting com mentaries on presentday food habits Eat and Grow Young The author is Lelord Kordel noted nutritionist whose previous articles entitled Stay Alive Longer were a sensa tion among GlobeGazette readers By LELORD KORDEL Installment One MR U AWOKE one morning to a disturbing dis covery A panicky feeling welled up from the corpora tion that had begun to bulge below his belt Hf glanced across the breakfast table at Mrs U Dis mayed he realized for the first time that the woman facing him was in the same unpleasant fix he found himself He was getting so was she Pushing aside his bowl of crunchy crackly cereal liberally sprinkled with refined he laid down his slice of en riched white bread toast His usual zest for breakfast was gone Why did people have to grow old so soon He was only 46 Look at old Joe Jenks who had lived on a neighboring farm m Carl and of Nora Paul Gildncr also Springs removed Diekman from the wrecked car Mrs Carl a school nurse ave first aid Diekman was taken lo a Ma on City hospital by Sheckler mbulance but died shortly aft r arrival Dr J E Christoph rson Cerro Gordo County cor ner said death was caused by crushed chest Highway patrolmen had no for the accidents nd reported bad driving Dr Christopherson said a sample Diekmans blood indicated hathe intoxicated or ven near the point of intoxica on although rinking he had been First Case of Polio Here in Several Weeks Larry Welcher 13 son of Mr and Mrs Dewey Welcher Route 4 was hospitalized at Mercy Hospital in Mason City Sunday with a nonparalytic type of polio Dr C E Fenlon director said this is the first case reported in sev eral weeks This is the sixth case to be reported in Cerro Gordo County this year The boy attends Lime Creek School TRAIN DERAILS OLIN Iowa cars of a Milwaukee Road freight train were derailed here Monday Railway officials said no one was injured he was a boy Joe had got up before sunrise every morning did more work than the hired man ate hearti ly slept like a top took a young second wife and fooled the whole commu nity by living hale hearty into his What wrong and well 90s was Why shouldnt men women on look KORDEL and keep ing and feei ng young and alive past that momentous 40th birthday No reason actually why everyone past 40 shouldnt ook and feel young vigor ous WE OFTEN SPEAK of the human body as a CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 of Mr K Joins in Applause MOSCOW Nikita Khrushchev is flying to Wash in tgon Tuesday amid worldwide acclaim for the Soviet feat of landing a rocket on the moon only 84 seconds off schedule Russian scientists promptly disavowed any territorial claims but predicted manned flights to the moon are not far away Congratulations streamed in Monday from the six continents for this development in the con quest of space American scientists were among the first to hail the hand lingof the 860pound lunar probe asa remarkable job of scientif ic reckoning and marksmanship The official reaction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was summed up in Washington by its deputy administrator Dr Hugfi Dryden WE WISH to congratulate our fellow scientists and engineers on their success in this forward step in the exploration of space The Soviet news agency Tass picked British story quot ing Heinz director of the Bochum Observatory in the Ruhr as saying the feat could be compared to a rifleman hit ting theeye of a fly at a dis tance of six miles Radio Budapest said Hungar ian scientists spotted a dust cloud raised on the moon when the rocket landedat A black ring was visible for more hour after the probes radio signals stopped on impact it and the scien tists expressed belief this out ined a new crater cut into the sarid and rock of the moons sur face FROM BRITAINS major space tracking station Prof A Lovell director huge radio telescope at Jodrell Bank aid At the moment of im pact the telescope was accur ately positioned in the direction of the moon and there is no rea son to doubt that the Lunik cap ule made impact on the lunar But Vice President Richard VI Nixon said official proof was still lacking that the Russians hit the moon Nixon m erviewed as he landed in New York from Washington said the Reds had tried and failed three imes in the last two weeks to and a rocket on the moon Sat irdays was the fourth try he dded U S scientists however dis ounted reports that the moon shot was faked They said it have been possible lo tave a timer cut off the radio transmitters thereby simulat ing a lunar landing but it would have been difficult to fake the acceleration which was noted when the rocket came within the gravitational pull of the moon In Moscow Soviet citizens stood tensely by their radios as stepbystep reports were broadcast of the trailblazing flight JUST BEFORE midnight tho announcer said wait for a spe cial announcement Listen to Moscow Listen to Red At the stroke of midnight the chimes tolled from the Krem in and the radio began blar ng the national anthem Min utes after the deadline the radio began broadcasting con cert music Finally at the mu sic ceased and the historic an nouncement was min utes after the rockets reported anding Attention Moscow speak proclaimed the announcer hen Tass bulletin Today the 4th of September at Moscow minutes and 24 econds after sec nd Soviet cosmic rocket reacb d the surface of the moon It was the first time in ory that a cosmic flight has cen made from the earth to an ther ;