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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 11, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALLNORTHIOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIII AssacUted Preti and Jolted Press rull Wires Saves Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY 4UNi 11 1957 This Paper Consist of Two No 20f Thousands Band Festival Parade Weather Again Is Ideal Streets Alive With Color PAST THE REVIEWING every van tage point the North Iowa Band Festival was a color ful spectacle but for those in or near the official re viewing stand at State and Federal it was even more so Here the marchers step past the bleachers along Central Park and in front of part of the huge crowd which witnessed the 19th annual event Eisenhower Returns to His Off ice WASHINGTON M Eisenhower returned to his White House desk Tuesday after a bout with a stomach upset and talked with a chuckle about getting at a few steaks Eisenhower showed up in his of fice a few minutes before 10 am an hour after his physician re ported him virtually recovered from his stomach ailment A 9am medical bulletin had said Eisenhower would have no engagements in his office during the day but had left open the pos sibility of his returning tohis desk Admitted Briefly A few minutes after Eisenhower arrived in the officephotograph ers and reporters were admitted briefly The President greeted thegroup with a broad smile He was in excellent spirits and there was little trace in his face of the ill ness which kept him confined to bed all day Monday The President was natty in a light brown suit white shirt and red tie a purple figure He asked photographers wheth er they wanted him to stand or re main seated at his desk They asked him to stay seated Not Sore Is your stomach sore one Li in Canada Vole TORONTO smashing political upset has ended the 22year rule of Canadas Liberal party and promised the country a minori ty Conservative cabinet headed by 61yearold John Diefenbaker The Conservatives campaigning on a time for a change plat form Tuesday won themost seats in the House of Commons elec tions Monday but fell short of a majority Prime Minister Louis St Laurent the Liberal party chief is expected to resign this week and recommend that Gov Gen Vin reporter asked the President not at isnt this morning Eisenhower replied cent Massey ask JDlefenbaker form a new cabinet TheTories will have to rule as a minority government as the Liberals did after the 1945 elec tion Leaders of both minorpar ties said they would not join a coalition cabinet although both indicated they would supportthe Conservatives iftheyput forward a satisfactory program It was considered likely how ever that Diefenbaker would not wantto try governing for very long with the aid of other groups but would bring on another elec tion soon in an effort to win a majority With 3 of the 265 Commons seats undecided the Conservatives had won 110 the Liberals 103 the So cialist CCF Cooperative Com monwealth Federation 24 the So cial Credit party 19 and Independ ents 6 In the popular vote however the Conservatives were trailing the Liberals 2239086 to 2396080 This was the tabulation by the Canadian Press of 37116 of the 43100 precincts with a chuckle Then he added Id be able to do with a few steaks It wasntUntil late Monday aft ernoon that Eisenhower got his first serving of semisolid a helping of milk toast He had more of that and some chicken broth during the evening and then breakfasted this morning on prunes cereal with warm milk toast and honey In his office the President told newsmen he had come over from the White House living quarters to sign a few papers and handle some other work Butler County Courthouse Bond Issue Defeated Voters in Butler lounty Monday defeated a pro posal to bond the county for 00 for a new courthouse here The vote was 935 yes and 951 no Four of the 17 precincts ap proved the measures The vote by townships was as bllows yes 34 no yes 51 no Coldwate yes 120 no yes 31 61 no West Point yes 59 no West Point 281 yes 69 no yes 49 no yes 98 no Shell yes 79 no Jeffer yes 29 no yes 21 no yes 4 no yes 18 no yes 92 no lllyes61 no and ye 39 no TruckTrain Accident Is Fatal to 12 Five thousand high school bandsmen swung clown Fed eral Avenue in Mason City Tuesday morning in the 19th North Iowa Band Festival parade Many times that number lined the curbings to watch the 93 bands 90 queens and the many floats There wasplenty of color and music as the parade got under way right on schedule In spite of threatening weather pleasantly cloudy for marching the band festival was living up to its tra dition of no rainouts Led by a police escort and a Marine color guard the parade of 90 queens and their bands plus floats moved south on Federal past thousands lining the streets Official HosU First in theparade were Mason Citys official hosts Mayor and Mrs George E Mendon with spe cial guest Frederick C Ebbs Uni veristy of Iowa bandmaster North Iowa winners of 1955 and 1952 Sandra Knight Rbckford and Mrs Gary Boeke Ventura also were at the begin ning of lUieparade They were fol owed by the reigning queen Phyllis Merritt Osage on a blue and white float Two specials were getting more than the usual amount oi applause as the parade moved by ALLDRESSED UP TO GO Erclnhl cymbalist in the adjusts the shako of majorette Luella Price the two prepare of the 19th annual NorthIowa Band Festival parade Miss Price also is from Lakota special marching exhibitions in the course ol the parade nigrant farm workers were lulled Tuesday when a pickup truck aking them to sugar beet fields vasstruck by a Santa Fe freight rain Vromah is a tiny farming com munity in the Arkansas River Valley of southeastern Colorado The dead all from the Rocky Ford Colo area included men vomen and children Authorities said it would be some time be fore they could be identified Bodies were said to be scattered or at least 400 feet The truck was reported turning off US 50 to go to a farm when t was hit by the train at shortly after 8 am Sylvester Licanb of Rocky Ford six miles east oE here was driv ing the truck He was killed The Colorado statepatrol said Licano apparently was blinded by the sun and failed to see the ap proaching train None of the train crew was in jured Engineer U S Inskeep was too upset to talk authorities said The rest of his crew conductor J C Prince brakeman Troy Thomas and rear brakeman D A Johnson could give no reason for the crash The state patrol said the truck was a mass of twisted steel Most of the victims were thrown clear by the impact Central Park The Deer Farm Zoo south of Mason City entered a float pulled by two real bears in harness The float itself carried stuffed ani mals and a plea for conservation Cowboy Group The whileshirted cowboys the Stattleman twins of West Bend were twirling lassoes from horses Following the horses was a West Bend bandsman with goofy false teeth carryinga scoop and broom He had thoughtfully put a clothespin on his nose Two of the more elaborate floats led one spectator to com ment at midpoint in the parade As far as things to join are con cerned it seems to be between the US Army and the Kiwanis Club The Army float featured a Nike missile and the Kiwanis float car ried among other things a gilded painted man Like most of the floats each carried some attractive young ladies Among the more beautiful floats were thoseentered by the Mercy Hospital nurses Mason City and Fertile Churches of Christ and the Britt Commercial Club Although the bands themselves are not in competition the stu dents outdid themselvesto put on a good show Music ranged from jass to waltzes with plenty of straight marching numbers number of schools performed Baton Many twirlers and ponvpom waversalso added to the enter tainment Prizes being offered this year for individual and small novelty groups drew out a crowd of clowns from various schools Ahead of the Rockford band was lad with a pair of scissors in iiot pursuit of a grassskirted young lady Business along the Federal Avenue parade route was at a near standstilh Many stores were almost completely vacant both customers and employes stood on chairs or lined the curb watching the band pagaent Three home town bands took part in the parade although no local queens are in the competi tion The Mason City High School band was the first marching group in the parade and the bands Erom Monroeand Roosevelt junior high schools had aplace in the lineup PeaShooters Too While bands and floats moved by the watching crowds on Federal Avenue several groups of teenaged boys standing be hind spectators lining the curb brought peashooters lo bear on the passing performers The parade gave many Mason Cityans their first look at a lo cal queen who has nothing to do with the Miss North Iowa com petition She is Kay Lannon who vill represent Mason City in the Iowa judging next month at Clear Lake Miss Lannon rode on float Most of those lining the streets vere giving their attention to the 0 special girls being eyed by udges throughout the day DS Hiss North Iowa candidates Each queen rode an open con ahead of herband No Shortagt of Btauty There will be no shortage of fu ure queen candidates one spec Many of the various bands SEPARATE MAINTENANCE LOS ANGELES sta Bette Davis has sued her fourth husband actor Gary Merrill for separate maintenance MRS BOOTH DIES Booth 95 widow of Gen Bramwell Booth second general of the Salvation Army died Monday About SAME tBUek means traffic death la past 14 boars The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy showers and thunderstorms lo cally severe Tuesday night Low 6065 Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday high 7782 Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy little temperature change through Wednesday with show ers and thunderstorms Tuesday night and east Wednesday Low Tuesday night mostly in 60s Minnesota Partly cloudy scat tered showers High Wednes day 75 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Monday 77 Minimum Monday night 60 At 8 am Tuesday 70 Precipitation 42 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 95 Minimum 67 ator remarked wirlers in the iyal their queens in poise and jeauty Even with little sunshine to add to their troubles the bands men clowns horsemen includ ng MasonCitys Trail Riders and others in the parade knew he route was a long one before ts end But the musicians who did the hardest those nbands which use the flashy fast cadence seemed ready for more of ihe twohour pa rade allowed many of the bane members who marched earlyin he day to see the closing min utes of the parade Once they finished their lour of the parade route uniformed musicians raced back to watch other bands perform Fainting Only one fainting case was re ported during the parade Portia Tolliver Greene was examinee at Mercy Hospital and releasec after a short rest Following the parade the 9 queen candidates their hoslessc and judges were guests at luncheon in Ihe Sky Room of th Hotel Hanford Visiting bane masters and their wives also wer guests at lurTchcon in the Wedge wood Room of the Hotel Hanford where Frederick C Ebbs direc tor of the University of Iowa bane was guest speaker Following the luncheons the queen candidates were presented jefore the bandmasters They were to be presented to the pub ic for a second time following the parade at the bandshell in Central Park with Bob Booe as master of ceremonies Concerts in Park Band concerts in Central Park started at pm with Britt High School opening the concert schedule under the direction of Charles C Busch Following the presentation of queens Swea City and Burt were to present a joint concert under the direction of Everett E Lock hart Rockwell High School di rected by Robert Bourne and New Hampton directed by Rob ert W Utterback also were on the afternoon schedule Queen and Prince to Visit U S WASHINGTON Britain Queen Elizabeth will visit Jniled Stales Oct 1621 the Whita lousp announced Tuesday The Queen will be accompanied y her husband Prince Philip The royal couple willvisit Cana da first then fly on lo the United I tales Their first stop Ock 16 will be Jamestown Va he first permanent English settle ment in the United States in 1607 s being commemorated this year Elizabeth and her husband will o on from Jamestown to Wash ngton arriving here in the afternoon or evening of Oct 16 They will spend the next thrift days on a formal officfal visit here Sunday Oct 20vvriUbeai day or rest in after he official visit The White House said the Queen hopes tospend Oct 21 seeing New York City The present plan is for Queen and her husband to leave or England from New York the evening oE Oct 2L City Grade School Band under the direction of FStanley Davis started off the daysmusic fes tivities Start at pm The grand finale of the day was scheduled to start at pm at Roosevelt Stadium with entry of the 90 bands from North Iowa and southern Minnesota schools This will be followed by the entry of queens attendants colors and color guard Miss Phyllis Merritt Osage Miss North Iowa of 1956 with the queens of other years and candidates of 1957 and their hos tesses will circle the entire field and take their places on the plat form Miss North Iowa will reign over the festivities until the crowning of the new queen in a ceremony which will be conducted by Ken Kew master of ceremonies for the evening Another processional Gifts will be presented to the queens by the festival committee There will be a marching demon stration by the Manchester High School Band under the direction of Erling B Hanson Miss Joyce Rice Greenfield Iowa champion baton twirler will present a spectacular demonstra tion with fire batons that has won her fame on television programs GIVING THE QUEEN CANDIDATES A ONCEOVER said the boys were the only ones with a special interest in the girls Here a group of five comely lassies use the GlobeGazettes Band Festival edition to help them identify their favorite queen candidates as the parade swung past their curbside viewing place A demonstration by the Clear Ebbs with the assistance of Lake Junior Drum and Bugle Carleton L Stewart Mason City Corps of Clear Lake preceded thejwill direct the massed band ina morning parade and the Masonigroup of numbers J1   

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