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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes AM North lowans Neighbors VOL n Pratt ud CftiUd PTCM iBtcnutionat Full Wlrci MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 31 1HO 7e Copy ConslnU o Four South Africa unrest grows JOHANNESBURG South Africa WB Three thousand armed white soldiers and sailors sealed off two big Negro settlements near Cape Town Thursday as South Africas embattled white supremacy govern ment sought to check mounting racial turmoil The navy men formed a cordon around the Nyanga township while the army encircled Langa Nobody was allowed to enter or leave the settlements Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd carried out his threat to use regular armed forces to prevent new Negro demonstrations No party bloc leans to Demos i I GOP aiming to i m woo more of independents By KENNETH FINK Princeton Research Service PRINCETON N of the latest survey show that among rank and file indepen dents those who lean towards the Democratic party outnum ber those who lean toward the GOP by a margin of exactly 4 to 3 Survey findings also show that at the present time indepen dents prefer Democratic con gressional candidates over Re publicans by a margin of better than 5 to 4 EACH INDEPENDENT voter in todays survey first was asked As of today do you lean more to the Democratic party or to the Republican party The results INDEPENDENTS ONLY Lean to Demos 44 Lean to GOP 33 Lean to neither party The magic 23 per cent of the independent vote is that which will probably decide the fate of this years presidential Answers to a second question in todays survey reveal that rank and file independents to day also express greater pref erence for Democratic candi dates for the House of Repre sentatives If the elections were being held today which party would you like to see win in your own congressional the Republican or the Demo cratic The results INDEPENDENTS ONLY Democrats 565 Republican 435 The findings shows that in the 1958 congressional elections the independent vote divided as fol lows Voted for Democratic con gressional candidates 55 per cent for GOP congressional candidates 45 per cent IN OTHER WORDS sentiment for Democratic congressional candidates is just a bit greater among rank and file indepen dents than it was in the 1958 elections Todays findings be come all the more noteworthy when it is realized that 1958 was the year the Democrats racked up one of their most notable victories It was the year the Democrats swept the nation with 56 per cent of the popular vote and picked up 282 House seats to the Republican partys 153 The latest findings reveal that 1 out of every 4 of the nations voters today consider them selves independents It is these independents that hold the bal ance of power politically in this years elections since neither the Democratic party nor the Republican can count a majori ty in its camp Today 43 per cent of the people eligible to vote consider themselves Dem ocrats 32 per cent Republicans and 25 per cent independents Findings today thus point up once again the big job facing Vice President Nixon who is almost certain to be this years GOP presidential candidate In order to win Nixon must pick up a solid majority of the inde pendent vote be able to attract some Democratic voter support and at the same time retain his hold on his own partys vote BLAST KILLS 5 AUBURN N Y tfiA gaso line station blew up Wednesday night killing five people after rounding up 234 leaders of the campaign of defiance against the governments race laws Some white liberalsand Indians were among those ar rested A big army convoy moved into this metropolis 800 miles north of the parliamentary seat of Cape Town amid rumors that Negroes were planning a march on Ft Johannesburg Prison where many of their leaders are held The South African Parliament met through the night m Cape Town to speed action on legis lation for the outlawing of the African National Congress the P a nAfricanist Congress and other organizations accused of plotting a massive revolt THE GOVERNMENT has ready assumed wide powers un der the state of emergency pro claimed Thursday for most cities and towns including the right to arrest anyone in the interest of public safety The regulations include provision for bans on the two chief weapons used so far Negro leaders in their campaign against the o r k stoppages and demonstrations With South Africas 10 million Negroes forming the hard core of the nations labor force the emergency regulations make it an offense to organize a work stoppage or for anyone to stay away from his job with the in tention to cause general dislo disable any industry 01 30000 Negroes demonstrated there Thursday under the bar quietly FEARS OF A similar demondisarmament treaty HONEYMOON IN JAIL There was a lot of talking in the few minutes al lowed them for a honeymoon after Earl Hensley 25 and Orpha Lou Combs 23 were married in the Dayton Ohio jail The two wanted to be mar AP Pholofax ried despite the fact that Hensley will be taken to the penitentiary to serve a 20year sentence for the fatal Christ mas Day shooting of another man in Miss Combs apartment Russ want moral promise to renounce use of Abombs GENEVA W Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian Zorin proposed Thursday that a treaty pons ests n use rels of police guns Police held h d weapons He told the disarmament confer lem as a whole and represent an important act of confi dence The Western powers described Zorins move as an attempt to commit them to a moral obliga tion which cannot be enforced ZORIN MADE his proposal these two steps should be only a few hours before the taken in advance of a general United States and Britain chat 0 session and use f stration in Johannesburg led to If thls is accepted iy to conclude special precautions there also Zonn jt wU1 the way test ban treaty special precautions there also It was believed the army conto solution of the nuclear prob enged the Soviet Union prompt ly to conclude an enforceable voy brought detachments of the white citizens defense force alerted Thursday or regular troops to augment the police Nervous whites among Johan nesburgs one million population still rushed to buy arms and am munition A press survey re ported 1000 firearms sold in the center of the metropolis since last Saturday Many stores were sold out of revolvers and auto matic pistols In New York the United Nations Security Council went into its second day of de bate on the race South Africa conflict in New Hampton passes school bond issue NEW HAMPTON A school bond issue was passed by residents of New Hampton Wednesday by a vote of 1045 to 401 This represents about 70 per cent approval of the issue A 60 per cent approval was needed for passing Only one of the five districts voting failed to pass the issue which will be used to purchase additional land adjacent to the central school building in New Hampton the construction of 12 additional classrooms for ele mentary grades the construc tion of two rest rooms and the expansion and remodeling of present lunchroom facilities Eight of the proposed new classrooms will be added as a second story to a wing that was added to the central building four years ago The bond is sue will result in an additional one mill levy for the New Hamp ton School District Cranberry growers to get million WASHINGTON WVThe gov ernment is going to pay about million to cranberry grow ers who were unable to sell un contaminated berries after last Heavy loss in Lime Springs fire LIME is estimated at from a fire that destroyed the third floor of the public school building here Wednesday night Firemen from LeRoy Minn and Cresco helped fight the fire which was discovered in a third floor chemistry room abput pm The fire was pre vented from spreading to the lower two floors and an adja cent gymnasium addition Supt Harold Cole said high school classes would be held Monday in the gymnasium and lower grade classes would be moved to churches and halls in town Lime Springs will become part of the new HowWinn district next July 1 but it had been planned to hold high school classes here at least one more year Three dead in crash of tanker plane PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE Fla Air Force tanker with trouble in two of its four engines ditched in the Atlantic 40 miles offshore Wednesday night Three of the 14 men aboard died The others some burned or in shock were picked up by rescue craft The KC97 Stratotanker enroute from New foundland to its home station MacDill Air Force Base in Tarn pa Fla reportedly was ditched with only its No 1 and No 4 engines operating JUDGE HONORED DES MOINES LVi Municipal mcnt for 1959 crop losses and The plan worked out by Presi dent Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmil an was introduced at the re sumption of the threepower test ban conference The conference recessed last week to await re sults of the EisenhowerMac millan meeting at Camp David Md falls cancer scare Cranberry Judge Ray Harrison Des growers had asked 15 to 20 milMoines widely known for his lion dollars from the governwork to rehabilitate alcoholics has been named 1960 winner of t i liTW VYHmUI Ul possible losses in the 1960 crop the Service to Mankind Award They claimed there was no need bestowed by Sertoma Intcraa or such a searo tional a civic organization SAME The Western plan en Us for a detailed system of internationa controls to be worked out before a test ban treaty is signed Ii the 17 months delegates of the three nations have been meet ing here considerable progres has been made on a control or ganization although ma jo points of disagreement remain There was no official Sovic reaction to the American pro posal But the Russian delega tion gave what could be an in dication that the Russians would continue to demand immedial agreement on a ban with con tros to be worked out later IN A STATEMENT to the So vict news agency Tass Zorin urged the United Stales to agree at once to a treaty so that con trol methods could be dcvelope by practical experience Zorin said the Soviet Unio had never set off an under ground nuclear explosion The two Western power promise that with the signing of a treaty theywill join the So viet Union in a temporary mor atorium on small underground tests that cannot now be de tected by monitoring instru ments During the moratorium the three nations would join in a scientific search for ways to de tect such explosions Flood rescue by copter Bedsheet means SOS FREMONT finglt btdshMt gleaming against muddy backdrop of thic flooded farm land mtans just thing family wants out And so the Army pilots cool and twinblacUd helicopters down where they an iso lated knoll in a muddy cattle rescue more women and children from the worst flood to strike the Platte Riv er Valley in a half century Oddly most families want to stay Few sheets could be seen amid the waterlogged Eastern Nebraska pastures where creeping floodwaterc from the Platte system have turned fertile fields into lakes The floods trapped and drowned livestock in their lowlying pastures or sent them lumber ing to high ground where they stand forlornly watching the water inching toward them Some cattle stood belfy deep in fields Hogs swam around their flooded sty There was no way to feed them Many families simply packed up and moved to the second floor of Iheir farm homes while muddy water swirled into the first floor Others decided to leave while the leaving was good CWO Richard Meyers said he had evacuated 40 per sons in two days of mercy said he took most of them ta Fremont to join other refugees camped in the National Guard Armory or in private homes Mrs Forrest Craft a farm wife who was evacuated with her three children from their farm home five miles north of Valley Neb explained why they were loathe to leave Platte Valley farmers are used to such battering by na ture she said In the past they have waited it out We were flooded three times this is the first time it got bad enough to leave Before in 1940 44 and 48 we just went upstairs We didnt have chil dren then Flood s move on Forand bill killed by committee WASHINGTON House Ways and Means Committee Thursday turned down a plan for governmentpaid health in surance for retired persons By a 178 vole the taxwriting committee refused to include the plan in a general bill re vising the Social Security sys tem Rep Aime J Forand DRI told newsmen that despite the committee action he will try to force a House vote Forand author of the health insurance bill said he will seek signatures of a majority of the House members to bring to the floor a separate bill calling for hos pitalizalion surgical and nurs ing home benefits The 10 Republicans on the committee were reported to have voted solidly against the plan which is opposed by Pres ident Eisenhowers administra tion They were joined by seven Democrats on the key vole The American Medical Assn opposes the Forand plan A number of powerful labor or ganizations favor it Hubert repudiates antiKennedy ads MILWAUKEE Wis UPI A political ad in state weekl newspapers urging Protestants to support Sen Hubert Humph rey DMinn explored a fresh controversy in the Wisconsin presidential primary campaign ing Thursday Humphrey called a hurried news conference to repudiate the ad and backers of Sen John Kennedy DMassj deplored the malicious attack on their candidate who is a Catholic North Iowa Considerable cloudi ness occasional rain or show ers late Thursday night con tinuing Friday Warmer Thursday night lows 3710 Highs Friday 4550 Iowa Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain or show ers spreading into the slate from the southwest Thursday night warmer low 3745 Oc casional rain or and cooler northwest showers and thunderstorms southeast Fri day highs 40s northwest to 50s southeast Further outlook Partly cloudy anci colder Sat urday Minnesota Light rain warmer Highs Friday 3846 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 40 Minimum 24 Dance studio target of federal charge WASHINGTON Arthur Murray Inc which sells danc ing lessons to people all over the world came under federal charges of trickery and decep tion Wednesday The Federal Trade Commission accused the firm and its heads Arthur and Kathryn Murray of promoting phony contests through radio television and newspaper adver tisements These contests the FTC said appeal to the inno cent unwary and unsuspect ing On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 567 Comics 12 Clear Lake News 13 Mason City News1415 Latest Markets 15 North Iowa News 16 PLANE WRECKAGE DIGS CRATER A B47 jet bomber exploded and crashed at Little Rock Ark and part of the wreckage dug a flaming 25footwide in AP Photofax crater Several houses were charred and at leastfive persons two of themoccupants of the homes lost their lives Crests in Iowa on way south UY THE ASSOCIATED FKESS Flood waters from rapidly melting heavy winter snows urged into new areas of Iowa Thursday Evacuation of families along he Missouri River in southwest town at Marshalltown and on the southeast side of DCS Moines were under way The Platte River which has rlooded wide sections of eastern Nebraska Thursday forced about 30 Iowa farm families neir Pacific Junction to leave heir lowland homes The Pintle shot across the Missouri River where the two rivers join and poured over the likes on the Iowa side of the Missouri THE NATIONAL GUARD sent crews and sandbags to reinforce Ihc dikes but about daylight farmers in the area began gath ering their livestock and belong ings and moving out of the threatened area The two rivers meet about 1V4 miles west of Pacific Junction but officials there said the flood waters were not yet threatening the town The Iowa River was spilling into a northeast side trailer park and residential area of Marshalltown Approximately 35 persons have been evacuated from the area which houses be twecn 300 and 400 The river which has an 880 yard long ice jam on it eight miles north of Marshalltown rose to 171 feet more than 4 feel above flood stage The river upstream at Steamboat Rock Eldora and Gifford was receding The Iowa Natural Resources Council said 5000 bags for sand were sent to Glenwood for use along the Missouri River and 6000 were delivered to Ottum wa National Guard units at Ot tumwa and Fairfield have been alerted for flood duty the gov ernors office said Highway 14 was closed on both sides of the Iowa River bridge at Marshalltown But the Red Cross there said it had re ceivcd no requests for housing AT WEST BEND a dynamite charge was touched off Wednes day to break up an ice jam more than three miles long on the west fork of the Des Moines River There was more flooding after the blast but the water level dropped later in the day Other portions of North Iowa did not report any serious flood threats Residents in Riverview Addition at Waterloo were evac uated temporarily late Wednes day when the level of the Cedar River rose rapidly and it was feared a dike would not hold No trouble developed however The Cedar River level 175 feet in Waterloo 25 feet above flood stage Upstream at Charles City the Cedar measured 61 feet But the level was falling and the river was well within its banks In Des Moines between 25 and 30 families live the southeast side immediately af fected by any possible flooding on the Des Moines River Police were in the area notifying per sons of the rivers rise The Des Moines Biw   

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