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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for f ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspoper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL n Aifodsted United iBtenaUoDtl Full Lease Wlrci MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 30 7o Copy ThU Paper of Two OM 174 Reapportionment Killed by House ff Television to Critics Industry Making Money but Also Wants Respect From the GlobtCazellei EDITORIAL RESEARCH BUBEATJ WASHINGTON This is the the socalled TV image committee of the National As sociation of Broadcasters re ports to the associations board on a proposal to improve public relations for the wireless indus try Broadcasters are not satisfied merely to be prosperous They want to be respected if not Theyare sensitive to the mounting crescendo of criticism from the very public which keeps its dial set to TV several hours a day That TV is doing all right fi nancially is indicated by the fact that finding desirable time for sponsored programs is a principal problem for CBS and to a lesser degree to the two other networks BUT FOR ALL the rosy pres ent and future the broadcasters have been increasingly dis turbed by public protest news paper criticism and congres sional investigation of their pro gramming standards Robert W Sarnoff chairman of the board of National Broadcasting Co put it succinctly March 16 in the keynote speech of the Chicago convention of the National Asso ciation of Broadcasters On the one hand there is wide support for television and radio which suppry what most of the people want most of the time on the other hand there is persistent criticism of these media because they serve ma jority tastes and interests As a result a climate is be ing created for more govern CONDITION DESCRIBED EXCELLENT Cancer Found in Arthur Godfreys Left Lung Surgeon Team Removes It NEW YORK UPI Sur found cancer in Arthur Godfreys Uft lung Thursday and removed the section of the lung affected by it Two hours after the 55year old TV entertainer underwent an exploratory operation at ColumbiaPresbyterian Medi cal Center one of his surgeons announced The lesion in Mr God freys left lung has been iden tified as being a malignant tumor The section of the lung containing the tumor is being removed H i s condition is excel The o I d redhead was wheeled into the operating room at At a m the three surgeons aided by three nurses and an an esthetist began the explora tory operation At the announcement that can cer hid been found was made Godfrey was on the operat ing table until 1 The announcement indi cated that the section of his lung not endangered by the malignancy was not touched There was no Indication from the announcement that Godfrey would be an invalid as a result of the the thing he said feared the m o s t But a long con valescence can be expected as in most lung operations Godfrey has taken an in definite leave from his tele vision and radio programs while he undergoes treat ment Smaller Counties Object 6740 Vote Against It PLAYERS IN 18YEAR SERIAL David Brooks 10 Nevada Iowa and his aunt Isabel Hillis Story City played leading parts in an 18year ser ial which has a happy ending So did Davids fathers watch Mrs Hillis bor rowed her brothers watch and then lost AP Photofax it while playing softball at Milford Township School in 1941 Tuesday Dav id was playing on the same grounds and spotted something on the ground It was his dads watch for on the backplate was engraved LaVerne merit regulation of broadcast ing Proposals for legislative measures are prefaced with sweeping references to inferior quality of programming Con gressional bearings are on tap to consider what can be done about programs which bear the stigma of popular SARNOFF OBVIOUSLY was referring to continuing investi gations of the Senate Commerce Committee For some time Sen A S Mike Monroney DOkla has been questioning the accur acy of the socalled television rating services The lawmaker has been wondering aloud whether networks arent paying too much attention to rating re ports reducing programming to the lowest common denominator of dullness and sameness Ikes Veto of RE A Bill Upheld by Four Votes WASHINGTON UPI Th House by a fourvote margin Thursday sustained Presiden Eisenhowers veto of the Rura Electrification Administra t i o n bill The action kept intact Eisen lowers record of never having a law enacted over his veto The House roll call vote was 280146 in favor of overriding but this was four votes shorl of the required twothirds The Senate on Tuesday voted to A case in point would be the abrupt termination of the Voice of Firestone program The 30 yearold music program has been canceled out of its 9 Monday evening time by Amer Jean Broadcasting effective June 1 even though the sponsor is perfectly happy with the rat audience the pro gram has been commanding OTHER NETWORKS are un willing to award the program time its sponsor wants even though up to miilion in time charges are involved One trade source notes that the sponsor ing company is so unwilling to be pushed into the intellectual ghetto of Sunday afternoon that it is considering buying time for the program on independent sta tions The reaction of the broad casters to Sarnoffs speech wa to create a nineman commit Reorganization of Iowa Falls Schools OKd IOWA vote for reorganization in the Iowa Falls Community School District was passed here Wednesday 40058 The issue was approved in al 11 districts involved The schoo population will be increased jus slightly in fhis reorganization as almost all the area involved was already being served by the Iowa Falls school The sections within the dis trict will be from 54 to 108 No other towns are includ override the veto 6027 two votes more than the minimum required It takes a twothirds vote of both the House and Senate to override a veto FOUR DEMOCRATS joined 142 Republicans to sustain the President Six Republicans voted with 274 Democrats to override the veto Only eight members failed to vote When Speaker Sam Rayburn DTex announced the tally it touched off a burst of applause from Republicans Democrats generally were un happy over the outcome Some of them felt however that they had developed a good political issue for the farm belt even though they had failed to spoil Package Plan by Allies PARIS Western Big F o xi r foreign ministers an nounced complete agreement Thursday on a package plan they will deliver to the Geneva conference next month They then unexpectedly ended their session A final communique gave n details of the plan The foreig ministers opened their meetin only Wednesday to unify thei positions for the EastWest for eign ministers conference a Geneva May The ministers said they stoo foursquare behind the West pledge to hold firm in Berli refuse to abandon the 2V million residents of that city THOUGH THE communiqui did not say so official source reported the ministers had agreed to negotiate a separate Berlin settlement if the Sovie A major factor in determinEisenhowers perfect veto rec ing the outcome was the fact hat of the 16 Republicans who originally voted for the bill April 15 only 5 voted to over ride the veto today Of the re maining 11 9 voted to sustain lie veto and 2 were absent In contrast four of the five Democrats who broke party ines to oppose the bill April 15 oted Thursday to sustain the ord ed The rural eluded in the areas now district are m tec from their own membership to draw up a plan to create a true TV image designed to counteract criticism of the me dium Creation of an industry public relations organization headed by a figure who would be to television what Eric A Johnston is to the motion pic ture industry appears to be in the works Variety principal publication of the show reports a proposal that each of the three networks turn over each week 30 to 60 minutes of time for pro gramming which might other wise be buried on Sunday aft If other suggestions ap proach that standard the com mittees work could be than windowdressing both Hardin and Franklin coun ties Damage in Fire at Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS UPI Firemen rolled out every avail able piece of fire equipment here Thursday to battle a gen eralalarm fire at the Raven Feed Mills for two hours before bringing it under control Au thorities say the blaze broke out in the elevator which rises above the rear of the twostory THE VETOED BILL would iave stripped Agriculture Secre tary Ezra T Benson of his power over lending policies of the Rural Electrification Adminis tration The agency loans money at 2 per cent interest to rural coops to finance building of electric and telephone systems House Democrats and Repub licans both made it a party is sue Fearful that absentees might decide the issue they had appealed to all of their partys rankandfile to show up for Thursdays vote lowans Vote 53 to Override the Veto WASHINGTON in the House voted 5 to 3 Thurs day to override President Eisen howers veto of the rural elec trification bill GOP r The Western package that wil be laid before the Soviets at the Union rejects the overall pack age deal on Berlin German uni ty and European security they plan to propose at Geneva This Allied agreement on a fallback position was disclosec before the British French and West German foreign min isters began their closing dis cussion of Britains project for limited controlled armies in central a zone of arms and Europe Britains Prime Minister Har old Macmilian has advocated establishment of such a zone as the first step in a cold war set tlement with the Soviet Union QUALIFIED this outline of SOURCES gave the new Allied sided with Democrat Mason City Partly csloud Thursday night and Frida Lows Thursday night uppc 40s Highs Friday around 70 Iowa Partly cloudy throng Friday Lows Thursday nigh from middle 40s north to lov er 50s south Highs Friday i the 70s Further outlook Scattered thundershowcrs Fr day night and east portio Saturday turning cooler Sa urday Minnesota Cloudy sifowers Highs Friday 6075 GlobeGazette weather dal up to 8 Thursday Maximum 70 Minimum 47 At 8 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 36 Find Body of Iowa Girl MOUNT VERNON UP A earch for a 17yearold Lisbon irl who had been missing since Feb late Wednesday lli discovery of her body in a voods on the Roy White farm about three miles west of here The condition of the body of Padfield daughter of rlr and Mrs H H Padfield isbon hampered authoritiesin rying to learn the cause o eath The girl had been working in television service store at Ce ar Rapids but had been liv ng at home Lisbon is about 20 Panama Girds Defense PANAMA W Panamanian troops Thursday were reported preparing to go into action at any minute against invaders from Cuba holed up on the north coast 20 miles from the en trance to the Panama Canal A screen of fighter planes was ordered up over Panamas north coast to detect the ap proach of more invaders report ed crossing the Caribbean from Cuba The air patrol was re quested by the fiveambassador team sent by the Organization of American States to help end the vestpocket attempt to over throw Panamanian President Ernesto de la Guafdia AN INFORMED source who reported the imminence of at ack on the invaders said the Vational Gaurd had held off to rotect the inhabitants of Sombre de Dios the coastal own taken over by the invaders vho landed last Saturday from FROM OUK WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES House by a 6740 vote Thursday refused to accept a compromise reanportionment plan drafted by a joint SenateHouse Conference Committee It appeared likely that the ac tion for all practical purposes ended any hope for reapporiion ment in this session of the Legii lature After the vote Rep David Stanley one of the conferees who drafted the plan requested that the chief of clerk of the House be in structed to compute the num of people represented by those who voted against the plan and the result be entered in the House Journal THE PROPOSAL met a storm of protest from representatives from smaller counties After a few minutes of heated discus sion Rep Clark McNeal R Belmond moved that the House recess for lunch This was done before a vote could be taken The Senate late had approved the Wednesday plan 2918 leaving tire decision up to the House But strong opposition among rural representatives who dominate the House de veloped overnight Stanley opened the morning long debate on the compromise plan which called for a Senate of 53 members based mostly on area and a House of be uba Between 200 and 300 guard southeast of Cedar Rap girls mother identified liles ds The ic remains from clothing and ersonal effects found at the cene several hundred feet off back road White the farm vner heriff discovered James H the body Smith said Coad Smith and Wolf in voting td override Voting against it were Republican Reps Hoeven Jensen and Schwengel When the House passed the bill originally on April 15 Jensen and Schwen icre were no clues as to what Geneva conference of foreign I K I LJ o rl fi ministers next month will cover the Berlin dispute the rcunifi cation of Germany four phases and a panEuropean se Mrs PadfieJd told the sheriff that she had driven Marlene to Cedar Rapids on the morning of Feb 18 and the girl was ex pected to come home by bus oops have been deployed round Nombre de Dios since ucsday The government said the in ading force in Nombre de Dios ow numbered 89 including 84 Cubans 3 Panamanians 1 American and 1 Puerto Rican The identity of the American was not known The government claims the foreigners were hired by Panamanians in Cuba plot ting to overthrow De la Guardia THE AIR patrol wai or dered after Panamanian author ities reported one or two more invasion boats carrying up to 300 men left the Cuban port of Surgidero on Batabano Bay Tuesday The committee of ambassa dors recommended that the OAS Jouncil in Washington urge rime Minister Fidel Castro luban government to exhaus all measures to prevent a new nvasion from being carriec building south of a viaduct in midtown Council Bluffs Owner Scott Simpson said damage wil amount to more than with most of the loss in feed and machinery ZORRO1 OAKLAND Calif Con struction worker Bill Bell 36 ost his balance and fell from fifthfloor dropped only a few feel He grasped a rope used to haul up aircondi moreltoning equipment and swung I into a fourth floor window Midnight Deadline for Tax Returns DES MOINES astminute taxpayers The last minute is midnight Thursday for filing stateincome tax returns without penalty Tax officials estimate that some returns had yet to be filed Tax payments of less than must be paid in full larger amounts with the second 30 can be split half due Oct tween 122 and 128 members apportioned strictly on a popu lation basis He said the plan was the best that stood a chance of passage THE TIME has come when we must either fish or cut bait and decide whether we want re apportlonmenl or not Some of you say you want reapportion ment but will vote for only one plan I ask you to ask yourselves whether there will ever be re apportionment if you insist on one plan he Rep C Henry Nelson RFor est City declared he is forre1 apportionment and he com mended the efforts of the Con ference Committee But he criti cized the plan was vague and indefinite in many respects House Speaker Vern Lisle R Clarinda made his first speech of the session in support of the reapportionment proposal At speaker Lisle does not take part in debate but Thursday he stepped down from the speakers chair to urge rural legislators to give up some of their cher ished If we are going to have re apportionment we are going to have to take away something from someone and give it to someone SAME NEW Boeing VC137A jet airliner one of three destined for use by President Eisenhower and other high government officials makes its public debut at the companys plant at AH Photofax 600rnileanhour craft basically the same as the 707 commercial airliner but with rede signed interior wil first be used by Vice President Nixon when he goes to Moscow in July BUT THE RURAL legislators one by one stood up to question he compromise One represen tative could not vote for any bill that crossed county lines o set up representative districts and another said he wanted every county to have a repre sentative When faced with a earlier this week to take another compromise which gave every county a representative the rural legislators balked because the House was too big One of the most bitter clashes came when Rep Williard Freed DGowrie accused Rep Rich ard Stephens RAinsworth of very bad Stephens who proposed the latest compromise during a conference committee session said he reserved the right to vote against the Freed said it should be per fectly obvious to all the people of Iowa that he is in very bad Why doesnt he just admit he is against reapportion Freed said McNEAL QUICKLY jumped calm the debate by say ing it was Stephens to change his Stanley earlier in the debate called on rural representatives to practice statesmanship and vote for reapportion meat f   

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