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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited toe MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIV Associated Preu and United International Tutt 7e a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 10 This Paper CwnUU 6 Two m Sun Breaks Through Over River City As Thousands See 20th Band Festival HURRAH Meredith Willson salutes River City with a wave of the band capborrowed from his hometown band He alternately rode in a convertible with his wife and marched at the head of the 75 trombones band until he had covered the entire parade route Thenhis car hurried him back to watch the parade particularly the floats representing scenes from The Music Man Launch Talks July WASHINGTON W President Eisenhower Tuesday proposed to Soviet Premier Nikita S Khrushchev that technical talks begin July 1 in Geneva on methods of policing any possible future ban on nuclear tests The White House made public a letter from the President stating that the Swiss government has agreed to the Geneva site which Eisenhower said would be preferable to Moscow Khrushchev in agreeing to such talks had suggested they be held in his own capital Eisenhower told the Russian Premier this government would not object to the inclusion of perls from Czechoslovakia andr Poland on the Soviet side The Western Powers participat Tribute Pa id to Willson Cheers Greet Music Man1 By DAVE DALE GlobeGazette Staff Writer Favoriteson Meredith Willson creator of Broadways happiest musical The Music Man led his legendary 76 Trombones and 110 Cornets band in River Citys 20th annual North Iowa Band Festival parade Tuesday morning An estimated crowd of 20000 North lowans and Southern Min nesotans crowded the citys busi nessdistrict to watch the grand festival parade Above them were blue skies dotted with fluffy white clouds welcome con trast to the earlymorning rain which had threatened the days events The sun peeked from the clouds to stay about 9 am and before the parade was over the temperature was in the 80s Thousands more witnessed the event on their television sets both at home and at the office WILLSON who probably could have wona presidential election if one had been held m River City Tuesday was resplendent in a River City High School Band coat arid as he led the magnificent 76 Trombones aggregation along part of the parade route1 After completing his part in the parade Willson was ushered to a seat in the Federal Ave review ingstand to watch the remainder of the colorful event Several times the MusicMan creator rose to applaud the brilliantly hued floats and scores and scores MEREDITH WILLSON LEADS 76 TROMBONES AND 110 CORNETS DOWN STREETS IN RIVER CITYS BAND FESTIVAL the integrity and most of all the ove and affection that went into t theyve all made it wonder ful The Weather of passing virtuosos At noon with the parade done and his part in the festival just beginning River Citys favorite son was already overcome by North Iowas spectacular open hearted welcome IM HIGHLY THRILLED and feel very very privileged to be here Willson smiled from the midst of the scores of autograph seekers and shutterbugs sur rounding him and his wife on the reviewing stand Words cant even minutely ex press the way I feel he said This parade has been the great Every aspect of the professionalism its organization its beauty its speed its size and SHORTLY AFTERWARDS Will son was due to speak at the band masters luncheon at the Hotel Hanford As the parade began from Pennsylvania and 2nd NE just eras cheerswent up from the crowd First came a River City police escort then the color guard and then came this North Iowa citys honored guests Riding in gleaming convert ibles came Gov and Mrs Herschel Loveless Lt Gov and Mrs W H Nicholas Mayor and Mrs George Mendon Iowas Mother of the Year Mrs Fred erick C Clark Florida band mastercomposer Paul and then the Willsons THE MUSIC MAN creator and his wife Rini beamedand waved as they received the cheers of the thousands of well wishers lining the parade route During pattjof the long parade Willson directed the 76 Trom bones and during part of it rode in the convertible with his wife Right behind the carsbearing River Citys honored guests marched the fabulous 76 Trom 12 North ing he said would be the Unit ed Kingdom France and possib ly other countries in addition to the United States EISENHOWER NOTED that Khrushchev has indicated the Soviet Union would not object to the inclusion ofadditional West ern nations having experts in the field of nuclear test detection With respect to neutrals Eisen hower told the Soviet Premier that We have no objection in principle to their joining later in the discussions if it is agreed during the course of the talks that his is necessary or useful That might let such countries ts India into the talks EISENHOWER that provision should be made for the talks to continue slightly longer than tile three or four weeks which Khrushchev had suggested The presidential letter said These talks would be under taken without commitment as I the final decision on the relation ship of nuclear test suspension t other more important disarma ment measures I have proposed1 NEW PERIL OKLAHOMA CITY Plagued with the threats of grass hopper invasions and rain Okla homa wheat farmers now face DCW Flames con hundreds of acres of plush wheat fields in north central Okla homa The fires were attributed hot exhausts of machines MasonCity Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday night with occa sional showers early Tuesday night Cooler Tuesday night low 4654 Fair and cooler Wed nesday high in lower 60s owa Showers and thunder storms turning cooler Tuesday night Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday Low Tuesday night 50s north 60s south Minnesota Clearing much coolJ3 er High Wednesday 65 GlobeGazette weather dataup o 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 67 60 67 02 75 66 PRINCE IS 37 LONDON UP Prince Philip celebrated his 37th birthday Tues day at Buckingham Palace SAME IBUck Hag meani traffic rfealh M henrl TIME TO PARK Those batons are easier to carry over a long hot parade route than base drums to judge by the looks of surviving Cylinder High School bands men Drummer Bill Berkland gets an assist from a parking meter and Majorette Margie Freeman in tak ing the load off his feet at parades end Iowa high school bands Flashing trombones 11 across and 7 rows deep then the tubas 11 of them and the drums 11 of them and finally the 110 cornets 10rowsdeep COLORFUL and colossalit was a band to put McNamaras to shame The Music Man theme was apparent throughout the two hourplus procession Twelve of the more than 30 floats taking part in the gala event related the story of Willsons redhot show in colorful tableaus The first float in the giant pa rade bore the band festivals reigning monarch Mist North Iowa of 1957 Sue Tenold Olson The blonde beauty smiled and waved graciously as she received the plaudits of the crowd AS THE MORETHAN 5000 teenage musicians representing 92 North Iowa and Southern Min nesota schools paraded down Federal Ave many of them do ing special steps for the thou sands of viewers their instru ments glittered brightly in the strong sunlight Their gailycolored red blue green orange and edged with white and shining gold trim Preceding each of the 87 out oftown bands marching in the procession was the queen candi date of that school riding in an open car ONE OF THESE 87 beauties is due to become Miss North Iowa of 1958 in the spectacular evening show at Roosevelt Sta dium climaxing the grand day As the queens arrived at the Hotel Hanford early Tuesday morning they were greeted by members of the hosts and host esses committees More than a dozen Explorer Sccfuts from River City Forest City and Clear Lake were on hand to act as gal had arrived and the rest were close behind As the orange Minnesota and yellow Iowa schoolbuses bearing the visiting bandsmen pulled up to the downtown school buildings where they were tobe quartered for the day the youngsters quick ly hopped to the ground After toting their instruments inside those musicians lucky enough to arrive early were on their way to see the MANY OF THEM had time to watch the start of the parade be fore their bands were due to be gin their march Others who marched near the beginning raced back to Federal Ave after they finished to see what they had missed The empty convertibles lining Pennsylvania Ave before the pa rades start gave the street the look of a Detroit assembly line Gleaming in the sun they ap peared eager to carry the hon ored dignitaries and queens du o ride in them The floats representing Musi an scenes were among those etting the biggest round ap lause The Rotary two part float local illu trating evils of pool followed y a River City boys band had he most action the beginning of the pro ession the downtown crowds were entertained by the River lity AllGrade School Band and he Clear Lake Junior Drum and Bugle Corps EARLY ARR1VERS began to set up their camp stools and lawn chairs on the curbs of Federa Ave even before most of the city had come to life By a m there was standing room only along the curb facing Centra Park Food hawk eirs of folding stools small fry with hot dogs stuffed in thei mouths high school bandsmen and majorettes brilliantly all served to lend a carniva gaiety to the preparade hour in downtown River City FOLLOWING ome by the crowd at the Hotel lanford Monday afternoon Willsons were guests at a wel coming partyat the home of Mr and Mrs Lee P Loomis Gov and Mrs Herschel Love ess attended the dinner later ia he evening at the Hotel Han ord It was arranged for band festival workers and old friends of the WiUsons with Mrs L W Swanson in charge With the Governor at the head table were Meredith and Cedrie Willson and their wives Approxi mately 100 attended and heard Meredith a piano medley from Music Man with Rini doing the vocals will appear on KGLO TVTuesday evening following the coronation at Roosevelt Star diumAfterwards he will attend severalparties in Mason City private homes Wednesday forenoon will given to members of his family He plans to leave later in day INSIDE RUSSIA TODAY Russians Are Friendly but Difficult to Talk to Alone lant bellhops First of the queens to check in was Miss Rock Falls Eileen By JOHN GUNTHER EDITORS NOTE This is om in series of articles on John Gunthers new book In side Russia Today Before we left the United States friends told us Oh but you will never meet any Russians We met hundreds of Russians and had long talks with 60 or 70 including some important people True we al most never met Russian alone S o m e body else is al most always present as a precaution in addition to t h e interpreter Only once did we see the in side of a Rus sian home But GUNTHER this is par for the course Rus Dcppe She arrived at amisians simply do not admit for By am 48 of the hopefuls jeigners to their homes as a gen J ral rule partly out of fear and1 artly because they are ashamed jf their cramped quarters and poverty Lack of privacy makes ntertainment at home almost im possible THE EASIEST contact is on echnical levels An American physicist will have little difficulty n establishing a relationship with a Russian physicist In general he best wty to approach Soviet citizens is to exploit their curios ty Even if they dont admit it hey are burning to know more about the world outside I have said that we met a good many but this state ment needs elaboration it is easy enough to meet people in the realm of cultural exchange but political Russians are very hard to meet let alone become friendly with I did 9 good dea of preparatory work before 1 lef America and sent letters to doz ens of people enclosing a brie ng my mission I got exactly hree replies THERE ARE TIMES no mat er how friendly individual Rus sians may be when it seems ut erly impossible to reach them If it is impossible to speak witi a minor official on the telephone about a visa it will also be im possible to discuss disarmament Moreover the Russians talk an entirely different language They never concede anything and will distort and lie to a fantastic ex tent We of the West if we make a mistake will usually admit it The Russians never do The three main characteristics of Moscow fifth largest city ia the world are strangeness clos edness and a peculiar combina tion of drabness with vitality It is unlike any other city on earth on most people it puts a spell they never forget ifonly by rea son of its weird Russian qualities MOSCOW Whos Who of myseif and city is an exceptionally much cleaner thaa   

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