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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the VOL 91 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North iowans Neighbors PMM and United PTCM Full Wirw MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20 IM ConsUW Two OM HOME Polls play big role in races They have been wrong but accuracy good By EARL MAZO New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON The polit ical polls are heading for a year of unparalleled influence im portance and prosperity Though the 1960 national campaign is just emerging from its early confusion stage the polls al ready have 1 Virtually assured Vice President Nixon the Republican nomination 2 Convinced Sen John F Kennedy to make an uncom promising bid for the Democrat ic nomination 3 Claimed a major casualty in Gov Nelson A Rockefeller who ironically has used polls to fathom public opinion more resolutely than any other top echelon politician THERE IS REASON to doubt that the other principal Demo cratic contenders will rate very high with a majority of dele gates at their national conven tion in July unless the polls show an extreme and dramatic upswing in their favor In the vanguard watching and striving for an upswing will be Adlai E Stevenson Sens Hubert H Humphrey Stuart Symington and Lyndon B Johnson and Govs Robert B Meyner Ed mund G Pat Brown and G Mennen Williams Despite the well advertised flop of pollster predictions in the 1936 and 1948 presidential elec tions and again last fall in the British elections politicians and Jhe public believe nothing points up a potential winner or los er so convincingly as polls And while it doesnt seem quite nice for candidates to ad mit theyareinfluencedby polls their use by politically ambi tious individuals and organiza tions is limited at this juncture only by how much money each has to spend In keeping with trend both the Republican and Democratic national com mittees now have experts on the subject as staff officials So comm have many state and local parwork ty organizations IN FACT THE secret find ings of the Philadelphia Demowas cratic organizations expert E John Bucci a pollster with remarkable prediction may have helped spur the con fidence Sen Kennedy is show ing Buccis report a week or so ago was made very privately to his organization leadership In essence it was that an inten sive opinion sampling in the populous New Jersey Pennsyl vania and Delaware regions showed Sen Kennedy to be by far the most electable Demo cratic aspirant Normally that kind of news could swing the bulk of Pennsylvanias 81 dele gate votes to the young Massa chusetts senator While the principal public poll Gallup not been showing Sen Kennedy to be that much of a world beater some independent polls and the sen ators own private surveys of representative states convinced him and his devotees that he can win Typical is the latest Kennedyfinanced sampling of Ohio completed just before Christmas In it the senator beats Republican Nixon by 515 to 485 percentage points while Nixon trounces Democrats Stev enson by 6040 and Symington by 659341 WHEN ROCKEFELLER be gan to campaign aggressively in September his rating in polls was quite low Concurrently his potential foe for the Republican nomination Nixon rated higher than any potential Republican nominee since World War II The Rockefeller people estimat ed the situation as quite unreal istic Reluctantly the Nixon people agreed A favorite phrase in Rocke feller campaign circles was Nixon has no place to go but down and Rockefeller has no place to go but up But as the weeks and months passed and the Governors effort mounted Nixons ratio stayed up and Gov Rockefellers stayed down slipped The already extensive use of political polls is sure to increase with the tempo of the 1960 cam paign Ike forecasts h uge surge in U S economy TRADEMARKS Folks used to have a terrible time trying to tell the Akin triplets apart but not any more at least for the time being Arline left has AP Pliototnjc two front teeth missing Marline has one and Dar line none Simple no The sevenyearolds are in first grade at Tampa Fla Erbe in defense of action DES MOINES Gen Norman Erbe said Wednesday that figures cited by Gov Her schel Loveless as the amount paid private attorneys for work done for the Iowa Highway Commission were inaccurate Loveless charged Tuesday 52 attorneys and law firms had been paid more than for Highway Commission work mostly righofway acquisition in thefirst 11 months of year LOVELESS SAID this was nearly triple the amount paic for such work in each of the previous two years He sug gested the Legislature shoulc set up a legal staff within the commission to handle such ork Erbe said the real figure spent for litigation of Highway Commission cases during 1959 as Most of the increase Erbe said can be attributed to a bij increase in the number of case handled He said the number o condemnation appeals filed b property owners was being taken whose Ian for highwas purposes grew from 125 in 195 to 186 in 1958 and 212 in 1959 THE NUMBER of such case that went to actual trial in cour climbed from 21 in 1957 to 49 i 1958 and to 92 in 1959 the attor ney general said Erbe said he is convinced th state operates more effective in handling condemnation case by hiring local attorneys tha it could by having a large staf of lawyers attached to the High way Commission Local attorneys he said ofle can line up witnesses for th state where an outoftown a torney finds this impossible India gives Russ president a quiet orderly welcome NEW DELHI India iff Soviet President Klementi Voro shilov and a delegation of Kremlin officials received an orderly welcome Wednesday from an estimated 150000 Indians Prime Minister Nehru and Indian President Rajendra Prasad greeted Voroshilov warmly as the 79yearold chief of state stepped from his sleek TU104 Jetliner Government clerks and farmers waved quietly to Voro shilov as he drove with Nehru and Prasad into New Delhi to begin a 16day goodwill tour The reception contrasted sharply with the hysterically enthusiastic welcome given President Eisenhower by more than a million Indians An hour before Voroshilov arrived the route between the airport and the city was virtually deserted despite free rides provided by city buses and anyone wishing to view the motor cade Voroshilov is largely a figurehead in a government domi nated by Premier Nikita Khrushchev but full honors were re quired both by protocol and Indias warm feelings toward Mos cow The governmentspared no efforts to demonstrate that despite the welcomefliverv Eisenhower India is still not aligned with either of the twobig power blocs Ticking off days Ike starts final year in office WASHINGTON ff President Eisenhower started his eighth and final year in office Wednesday He is looking forward eagerly to private life but there is one thing he wants much more He would like most of all to see his crusade for world peace bear real fruit in the next 12 months That is the way Eisenhowers aides sum up his outiook on this seventh anniversary of his taking over as President Eisen hower made no formal observance of his inauguration anniver sary It has been apparent for some time that Eisenhower is tick ing off the days until his second term ends At news conferences and on other occasions he has remarked that he has only 18 months to serve Only more months to go Only a few months now and Ill be an expresident in below zero dip Temperatures dropped near or below zero over all of Iowa Wed nesday Waterloo reported a low of 8 below Mason City had 1 above The overnight lows were part ly the result of the deep snow cover and clear skies Other lows reported included 5 below at Cedar Rapids and 4 belowat Dubuque They rangec up to 4 above at Council Bluffs Wednesdays highs were to be a few degrees above those of Tuesday when the range was 14 58 more plane victims ANKARA Turkey eight persons were dead or mis sing Wednesday following the crash of a Scandinavian jetliner on a hill near Ankara and the disappearance of a US Navy plane over or near Turkey The Ankara disaster in which all 42 persons died was the third crash of a commercial air liner since 1960 began less than three weeks ago It brought the death toll for commercial avia tion this year to 126 SIXTEEN PERSONS were aboard the Navy plane a two engine P4M reconnaissance am phibian on a flight from Rota Spain to Adana Turkey A British search plane later re ported sighting wreckage high in the Taurus Mountains of southeast Turkey The wreckage was believed to be that of the missing Navy plane The search pilot said there was no sign of life in the vicin ity at Sioux City to 23 at Burling ton The outlook for Thursday was for temperatures to be about the same as those of Wednesday The Weather Bureau said that in the next five days tempera tures would average from 4 to 8 degrees below normal Precipi tation will average from a fourth to a half an inch as snow during the weekend The Weather North Iowa Continued cold partly cloudy Wednesday night lows zero to 5 below Increasing cloudiness Thurs day with snow flurries highs 1922 Fifty American and British rescuers set out from Adana Because of the rough mountain pus terrain they were not ex peered to reach the wreckage until Thursday THE DEAD in the Ankara crash included one American identified as James Jopkins Birmingham Mich The plane was a Frenchbuilt twinjet Garavellc operated by Scandinavian Airlines It was the first commercial crash for the Caravelle since Air France and the Scandinavian line began using it a year ago The plane encountered heavy rain and wind as it approached Ankara but airport experts said the crash was caused by technical the weather The Ankara crash followed two US plane disasters A Cap ital Airlines plane crashed Mon day near Richmond Va killing 50 persons On Jan 6 a National Airlines plane exploded in the air near Bolivia N C killing 34 SEN WALTER EDELEN Sen Edelen in bid for reelection State Sen Walter E Edelen Garner Wednesday announced iis candidacy for reelection to this office Sen Edelen represents the 43rd Senatorial district which in cludes Hancock and Ccrro Gor do counties He is a Democrat and will enter the June primary election EDELEN WAS born and reared on a farm in Poweshiek County He was elected in 1958 to fill the unexpired term of William Tate deceased Edelen has been a Garner businessman for the last 20 years and now owns and operates a farm in 3 ifs to play big role WASHINGTON WVPrcsident Eisenhower Wednesday assured Congress that Americas rising prosperity can go on breaking records through 1960 and well beyond if his budget is kept balanced the debt reduced and inflation curbed In his annual economic re port third and last of the major White House messages each session Eisenhower foresaw national output vaulting to near ly billion a year by the end of the 1960s THAT WOULD BE half again as great as the billion pro duction peak in sight this year The hazards that threaten thii golden and spec ulation hastening the onset of recessions can be overcome Eisenhower said by a resolute effort of the government and ihc public to 1 Restore an economy in On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 111213 Sports News 1516 North Iowa News 17 Clear Lake News 23 Mason City News 2425 Latest Markets 25 Comics 27 AP Photofax TWO OLD SOLDIERS Gapt Eddie Rickenbacker left and Gen Douglas Mac Arthur chat at a party in New York celebrating the Generals 80th birthday Actually the birthday isnt until next week but Mac Arthurs agenda is so full that this affair sponsored by the Parkinsons Disease Foundation which Mac 1 Arthur heads had to be held ahead of time Iowa Clear Wednesday to partly cloudy night scattered Ccrro Gordo County He has seen a lifelong Democrat and active in political affairs Announcing his candidacy Ed clcn said he was confident he could serve his district more ef ficiently with his experience in the 58th General Assembly THE GARNER MAN is active in his church is a past president of the Garner Rotary Club past president of the Garner Cham ber of Commerce served on the Garner town council for two terms is a past master of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Garner Volunteer Fire Department which price reductions as well as price increases are nor mal and frequent 2 Build a wellinformed and vigilant public opinion that will resist the attempts of business or labor arbitrarily to establish prices or wages that are inconsistent with the general welfare 3 Achieve a sizable budget surplus and devote it wholly to reducing the 290bilfiondoilar federal debt His fiscal 1961 budget sent to Congress Mon day forecasts a surplus THE PRESIDENT gave only one other legislative proposal equal priority the He called ur fourth time in two removal of the per cent interest ceiling on federal bonds But he repeated most of the 79 legislative re quests he sent to Congress in his budget message Monday There was no reference at all to general tax reduction not even the heavily hedged pros DESPITE ALL THAT close friends of Eisenhower say he las enjoyed his second term more than the first Much of he first was marked by frus rations of various erious enough however to cause him to decide against bid ding for another four years in he White House At the start of this term ricnds report Eisenhower made up his mind to two things 1 He would not be labeled as lame duck president in the sense of playing a passive role and abdicating to the Democra iccontrolled Congress 2 He concluded the fact he couldnt run again could work to iis advantage rather than oth erwise AND POPULARITY polls re port the President is riding high hese higher than at some other points the last sev en years At 69 Eisenhower actually is near two other achievements which interest him much the oldest man to serve as pres ident and the first to reach the age of 70 in the White House Eisenhowers 70th birthday is Oct 14 On Oct 3 he can topple Andrew Jacksons record as the oldest president FIRE DAMAGE AMES UPI Smart and Thrifty womens wear shop was heavily damaged Tuesday night by fire snow flurries northwest not so cold extreme west lows 310 west 5 below to 3 above east Thursday mostly cloudy scat tered snow flurries highs 19 27 Further cloudy continued cold Friday Fiveday IowaTemperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees below normal Wednesday night through next Monday A slow warming trend during thenext few days will be fol lowed by colder weather about Sunday and Monday After noon highs will be from the lower 20s in the north to the upper 20s in the south Over night lows will be from around zero in the northwest to the lower teens in the southeast Precipitation will average 25 to 50 of an inch as snow dur ing the weekend Minnesota Continued fair and cold Highs Thursday in 20s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am 21 1 1 SAME UOWA SAFETJ OElAKTMENT FIGURES WHOPPER OF A CAKE Neither Susan nor Lynn Munson Portland Ore had a birthday but they couldnt re sist putting some candles on the snow shaped by the wind into a replica of an AP Photoiax angel food cake The hole in the patio table helped to make it even more realis tic Portland is wallowing in more than a foot of the white stuff following freak West Coast blizzard   

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