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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for HOME EDITION The Newspaper Thdt Mxrkes All North I owans Neighbors VOL n Associated Presi and United Presi iBtenatioul Full MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 1959 7c Copy Paper rf Two SectionsStction 21 workers ck to I FCC less strict than 1 supposed Government body hasnt power of censorship By LOUIS CASSELS WASHINGTON UPI A television station that strays a fraction of a megacycle from its assigned frequency will get a swift rebuke from the federal government But a station can broad cast a rigged quiz show a gory crime drama or an offensive deodorant commercial without much risk of a crackdown by Uncle Sam This points little under stood fact aboifc government regulation of broadcasting It is concerned far more with tehnical operations than with program content THE GOVERNMENT agency which regulates broadcasting is the Federal Communications Commission It operates under a 1934 law which gives it sweep ing powers to grant or withhold licenses for use of the airwaves Congress held in passing this law that broadcast channels are public resources limited in quantity and that they should be granted only to licensees who will use them in the public interest But Congress also specified that the FCC would not have Vthe power of censorship or any powers that would inter fere with the right of free For the past 25 years the FCC has been trying to carry out its obligation to see that broad casters operate in the public interest without running afoul of the prohibition against cen sorship FCC CONTROL is far less strict than is popularly sup posed It does not as many be lieve require that a station de vote certain percentages of air time to news and public service features It simply requires that a wellbalanced program policy be maintained VICTOR MCLAGLEN Movie vet MeLag I en dies at 72 HOLLYWOOD Calif Victor McLaglen one of the movies alltime roughtough actors and Academy Award winners died Saturday He was 72 The Londonborn actor died from heart disease at his home at nearby Newport Beach after an illness of six weeks His widow son Andy and daughter Sheila were at the bedside when death came McLAGLEN who won his Oscar in 1935 for one of the screens classic performances as The had been fairly inactive in recent years His last job was in a Raw show which his son1 McLaglen also was nomin ated for a supporting actors Academy Award in 1952 for The Quiet like The a story of Ireland The son of the Anglican Bishop of Claremont McLag len grew up in South Africa where his father was stationed for many years AFTER SERVING in World War I McLaglen first be came a professional boxer but later went on the stage where he soon developed into The FCC takes a handsoff one of toP portrayers of Record spinners next Will expand House probe WASHINGTON W A House subcommittee is ready to sweep its searchlight from the tainted world of TV quiz shows to an other phase of show disc jockeys and song pluggers Charges of skulduggery and bribery in promotion of records particularly on disc jockey shows on TV and radio have been received by the House Leg islative Oversight subcommittee Certain charges have been made to the subcommittee and we shall look into chief counsel Robert W Lishman told a reporter HE REFUSED TO say wheth er this is one of the things Chair man Oren Harris DArk had in mind when he announced the inquiry will be extended into other television practices However one far it that disc jockeys and sales promotion of popular music records will be the chief target of the new in quiry Lishman confirmed that among other things subcommit tee investigators plan to look into the allegations of bribing of disc jockeys to promote new popular records The subcommittee also is ex pected to take a penetrating look at TV and radio advertising commercials and at the practice of undercover cash payments for plugs of persons or products on TV Court makes decision TH law upheld OLD MAN OF THE WOODS Its tough making a go of it in the woods these modern seems to be the tale of woe of Frisky the Squirrel Appearing about 100y earsold as he leans restfully on his AP Photolax ing Frisky chats with his mistress Sheila Crayne 6 Henderson Ky The incidentally is a cigaret Antismut drive test near Erbe ipntitient of victory By DAN PERKES DBS MOINEStfi Iowa Atiy Gen Itformah Erbe one of the Erbe ordered off Iowa news stands last September have filed that he be attorney generaisviii the brdei a stklewide policy toward individual proj roughtalking types prams with nnp pvrpntinn Fprli His Stage work br grams with one exception Fedi brought him eral law forbids broadcasting into British movies in which obscene language lotteries or frauds If the FCC feels a pro gram has violated one of these laws it can take immediate action Then why didnt the FCC do something about the rigged quiz shows Werent they frauds on the public he became a star He came to America during the movies silent era and made Beau Geste and What Price Later he and actor Edmund Lowe teamed up as the raucus hellraising sol diers of World War I Capt Flagg and Sgt Quirt that HARRIS SAID the subcom mittee will meet again Dec 9 to plot its future activities The final witness Friday CBS President Frank Stanton said We believe that legislation is 0 cureall for these ills and hat the primary responsibility es with the broadcasting in ustry itself CBS is moving for vard in that Before adjourning the quiz how hearings Harris inserted n the record a letter and mem randum charging commercial ribery in promotion of music Joth came from Burton Lane resident of the American Guild 1 Authors and Composers There is no Lane aid that commercial bribery las become a prime factor in determining what music is played on many broadcast pro grams and what musical rec ords the public is surreptitious y induced to riitioii crackdown on obscene litera ture appeared confident Satur day of the outcome of his cam paign The first real test of his drive Not in the strict legal were box office favorites in according to FCC officials The thc late public was bilked of its lime and its trust but not of its money SHOULD THE LAW be changed to give the FCC great er responsibility for enforcing high standards of program qual ity The broadcasting industry hopes to avoid this by bearing down on its selfregulation ma chinery although some con gressmen believe legislation is necessary FCC Chairman John C Doer fer believes it would do more harm than good to thrust his agency into the job of policing program quality In the first would be unAmerican if not actually unconstitutional to arm any government agency with authority to sit in judg ment as to what constitutes good drama good music inter esting and educational pro Moreover he said It would be practically impossible to supervise even a fraction of the hours of program ming which takes place each Dowling to be new envoy to Germany WASHINGTON W Walter C Dowling a diplomat with 29 years of experience reportedly has been chosen as the lew ambassador to West Ger many He will succeed David Bruce informed sources saic Friday adding that West Gor man Chancellor Konrad Ade nauer has sent word that he is flighted with the choice 15 killed in crash of C47 TAIPEI Formosa U S Air Force plane crashed in southern Formosa Saturday kill ing all 15 persons aboard The U S Air Force C47 car ried 11 passengers and 4 crew men All were Air Force per sonnel except one the Air Fore announcement said The plan was en route to Clark Air Fore Base in the Philippines It crashed in an open fiel said Tainan site of a big Na ionalist China air force bas which the U S Air Force als uses lowever comes next Friday inipelition that Iowa distributors The campaign apparently has had its effects THE GREENLEAF Publish ing Evanston publish ers of Rogue said in its court Tfte Weather District Court here Several publishers represent ing some of the 42 magazines Warm trend over Iowa on weekend Temperatures in Iowa Satur day were as much as 25 de grees higher than at the same time Friday But the mercury dropped to record lows for the date at many places Friday night Mason City had a Friday nighl low of 2 degrees above zero Waterloo 6 Cedar Rapids 10 and of the magazine are afraid un der threats of prosecution to landle and sell the publication and that orders previously made are being canceled In addition Erbes officehas received about 500 letters most of them he said favorable to he crackdown He said only a half dozen or so letters have criticized the campaign One of the letters expressing disfavor came from an Ames librarian who questioned whetk er censorship was being forced on the people Erbe said The outcome of the court test could have some farreaching if the injunctionis refused it could set a precedent for other states seeking to ban such pub IF G R AN T E D publishers throughout the nation could point lo Iowas court test as entative approval of their mag azines So far as were said Erbe if we lose the case veU take it to the Court of Appeals and to the Su ireme Court if Erbe said he will not stop his drive on the basis of a court de cision On Nov 18 he will appear be fore a congressional subcom mittee on postal affairs in Om a Lovelesses again are grandparents DES MOINES UPI and Herschel C Loveless Friday night parents became grand second time Mason City Mostly cloudy and warmer Saturday night lows 2629 Sunday cloudy with oc casional snow flurries highs 3841 Iowa Mostly cloudy and warm er Saturday night lows 2632 Sunday partly cloudy south west cloudy northeast with occasional snow flurries highs Further cloudy and mild Monday Minnesota Partly cloudy some what warmer Highs Sunday near 35 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Saturday for the Dubuque 11 degrees Their daughterinlaw Mrs Alan New lows for the date were Loveless gave birth to an eight Maximum Minimum At 8 23 2 23 Sports cars on display in Russian Revolution parade MOSCOW Lfl Moscow Sat urday celebrated the 52nd an niversary of the Bolshevic Rev olution in a festive mood with the shortest military parade ever staged for the big holiday The word peace is evident everywhere both in speech and signs throughout the Soviet said Moscow radio as three days of merrymaking got under way In the keynote address at a Red Square rally Defense Min isterMarshal Rodion Malinov sky praised Premier N i k i t a Khrushchevs world disarma ment proposals lo the Unitec Nations ecorded at Mason City Ot umwa Cedar Rapids Water oo and Burlington The warming trend set in during the early morning hours lowever and by 8 Mason Citys temperature was 23 The Weather Bureau said southerly winds and sunshine would combine to push tem peratures into the 40s in all parts of the state Saturday af ternoon Fridays top readings were from 15 degrees at Spencer to 29 at Burlington Thus the snow cover that was laid earlier in the week should disappear rapidly The bureau added that the warming trend would continue Saturday night and Sunday Sundays lows are due to be from 24 to 32 degrees Woman on duty at hospital when mate brought in EMMETSBURG IP Dorothy But he also said that the SoR e n n i Emmetsburg was viet Union will maintain a state working on her job at Palo Alto of high military preparedness until the proposals are accepted and all U S foreign bases are liquidated The 20 minute military pa rade contained nothing spectac ularly new in equipment ac cording to Western military at taches The civilian demonstra tion that followed included a dis play of miniature sports cars This was the first time such cars had even appeared in a Red Square parade pound baby boy at Iowa Meth odist Hospital The younger Loveless also has another son ha to explain his program Then on Nov 30 hell carry his cam paign to the National Attorney Generals Assn Executive Com willtaeet in ami Fla Im going to take this ma ter up with them in hopes we can get this campaign to Erbe said Maybe we can lay the foundation for na tional action Although this campaign has been tried on a statewide basis in Iowa he added it seems to be generating excite ment and interest ERBE SAID that next year he plans to attend anational meeting of the Council of State Governments to submit pro posals for making the crack down nationwide He said the council is effective in promoting legislation in the various states Erbe has drafted and sub mitted to county attorneys across the state a proposed bill which he said will put teeth in the present law regarding sale of certain literature in Iowa WASHINGTON Wt The Su preme Court Saturday upheld an injunction ordering striking steelworkers back to the mills The ruling means the striking steelworkers must re turn to their jobs for an 80day off under emergency provisions of the TaftHartley Act The ruling came on the 116th day of the strike The court action makes the 80ay cooling off period effec tive immediately STEEL UNION President Da vid McDonald ordered the steel workers to resume work forth with in compliance with the court order Steel company officials said it will take a month or more to get all the furnaces fired up and the mills back to full ca pacity In some of the more modern plants however the first steel should come out in our or five days Arthur J Goldberg who ought the unions unsuccessful ght against the injunction in tie high court said he has no plansto seek a rehearing TheSupreme Court has Goldberg said How ever strongly one may disagree he judgment of the court is the aw of the land and must be obeyed Under the c i r c u in stances the case no purpose would beserved by filing a peti tion for Justice William 0 Douglas wrote a 14page dissenting opin ion The courts vote thus was 81 The majority opinionsaid the cooling off provision of the TaftHartley law as applied here is not viola five of the con stitutional limitation prohibiting courts from exercising powers of a legislative or executive na ture powers not capable of be ing conferred upon a court ex ercising solely the judicial pow er of the United that union contended that the Taft Hartley section involved was constitutionally invalid because it did not set up a standard of lawful or unlawful conduct on the part of labor or manage ment But the statute does recog nize certain rights in the pub lic to have unimpeded for a time production in industries The measure which will be vital to lhe nati0nal health or submitted to the 1961 u makes the United lure provides for a oneyear jailstalcs lhc guarclian of these SAME I term or fine for violators Erbe said that several legisla tors already have expressed favorable reactions lo the bill Jounty Hospital Friday night when a critically injured man was brought in Then she learned it was her husband Lloyd 49 He died without re gaining consciousness Rennies car had crashed into the side of a train at Mallard 12 miles south of here Police said he apparently didnt see thc train Mrs Ronnie left the hospital AP Phototax TUMBLEDOWN C 0 U N T1 0 N clown to make way for a Fine Down goes the 75foot tower of Magoun Arts Center Magoun was erected in a widowed mother of Hall on the Grinnell College Campus 1883 after the great Grinnell cyclone de dren The 76yearold building was pulled stroyecl the college buildings ghts in the opinion dded The majority opinion said the ourt had concluded the Taft artly Act entrusts the courts nly with the determination of or on hich the judicial power can perate not containing any ele ment capable of only legislative r executive WE DO NOT find that ermination of thc injunction ftcr a specified time or the nachinery established in an at empt to obtain a peaceful set lement of the underlying dis pute during the injunctions endency detracts from this it said At another point in the opin on the majority said they hought the judgment of the low er courts in upholding the in unction to stop the strike for SO days is amply supported on the grounds that the strike im perils thc national Thc injunction in itself will not solve the strike It merely will send the men back to their iob for that period and order both sides to try to reach an agreement before the injunc tion period ends The strike could resume at the end of the 80day period if an agreement is not reached CRASH INJURES 5 DOVER Del rine Corps transport helicopter crashed in a vffibded area about 20 miles south of here Friday night injuring five of its nine occupants badly   

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