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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the t MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors VOL n AMOclatcd Pren tad Preu International Full Lexic Wires MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAV APRIL 5 1960 i 7e Copy r Connlstj of Two in I Art Well m I i Iowa has 1 j plenty too New York critic finds attitudes challenging By EMILY GENAUER NEW YORK HTNS There was a moment the other morn ing when without straining at all I could have imagined my self in midsummer in a city in the French maybe or Toulouse The setting and the props were all there Guidebook in hand I found myself in front of a wonderfully satisfying church studying its proportions and de tail I had just been to see some stained glass windows in another building Id already taken in one fine exhibition that morning and was scheduled to see some others before driving on to the nexttown ONLY THE GUIDE book was not Michelin It was the WPA prepared Iowa A Guide ToThe Hawkeye State The city wasnt Aix but Cedar Rapids The church was no soar ing Gothic structure but the dar ing circular St Pauls Method ist constructed by Louis Sulii van master of Frank Lloyd Wright back in 1913 and very similar to the circular audi torium at Wrights Guggenheim Museum The stained glass win dows were by Grant Wood in the Cedar Rapids City Hall The exhibition in the two ar galleries of Coe College was o such caliber as to make for a major event in New York in eluding paintings by artists lik Tamayo Matta Leger Lanskoy Stuart Davis Ben Shahn Han Hofmann Arthur Dove Marin Kuniyoshi Hopper Menkes To bey Weber The sculpture wa by Jaques Lipchitz David Smith Beg Butler Kenneth Armitage Jose de Rivera The next town I was headin for was Ames and after Ames Des Moines And in each I exhibitions no less distinguished PLUS PRIVATE collections o such quality as to make the eye of a jaded New Yorker pop trllmagine walking casually int a pleasant but unpretentiou house in a city like Cedar Rap ids owned by some one whos name has not been publicizec among the countrys big styl ish collectors and finding smallish livingroom hung wit exceptionally handsome can vases by Picasso Gris Matisse K a n d i n sk y Munch Villon Braque More important than the ex hibitions the buildings the mur als even the collections was the excitement about art in those Midwestern cities And just as important as the eagerness was the knowledge There couldnt be any doubts from the questions students threw at me that not only were they familiar with the last word in modern art but that they had no predisposition to accept any thing simply because it WAS the last word Ill never forget the pretty girl in the first row who raised her hand and asked But WHY is abstract art the art of our limes Or the boy who asked But dont you consider emotional states to be as much a part of reality as the things you can see I SHOULDNT have been sur prised really at all thats been going on in the Midwest especi ally in Iowa and Illinois For years Ive been receiving cata logues of college exhibitions out there known the caliber of their presentations and of their art staffs Especially Ive been aware of a healthy skepticism in these areas a resistance to any brainwashing by New York deal ers and museums I couldnt tell how many of the students I talkedtointend to become farmers even among those at Iowa State Most of them come from farm communi ties and will function in a farm sconomy I dont even know not being an economist that the area is really as prosperous as it seems Perhaps it IS burdened with economic uncertainty But one thing Im certain as a result of my trip Theres an as tonishing amount of culture along with agriculture in Iowa DUNLAVY ELECTED Wisconsin voters ing to po WATCHING THEIR APARTMENT BURN With his pet cat nestling in his arms Frank Sweeney Milwaukee watches helplessly as his apartment burns to the ground He grabbed the AP Photofax cat when he dashed out of the building in his night clothes In the same prc dicament are Mr and Mrs Pete Hollar who also fled Henry Boyce named Iowas science teacher of the year Henry H Boyce Slason City been named to receive the Science Teachers Award for 1960 by the Iowa section of the American Chemical Society The award will be pre sented to Boyce April 22 at the University of Iowa in connec tion with the annual convention of the Iowa Academy of Sci ence The award is given in recog nition of a teachers compe tence and resourcefulness in stimulating scientific curiosity in students according to Wil liam Deskin chairman of the award committee Deskin is professor of chemistry at Cor nell College Boyce was nominated by R W Clarke vice principal of Mason City High School Clarke pointed out that Eoyce has been teaching chemistry in Ma son City High School for 39 years Walkout by laborers in second day The general labor strike in the building industries in Mason City continued into its second day Tuesday after all construc tion on union jobs came to a standstill Monday Union craftsmen in the build ing industry respected the picket lines established Monday by the Laborers Local Union 552 Where a job was closed pickets were withdrawn accord ing to Art Becker business agent of the Mason City Con struction Building and Trades Council THIS APPLIED to some smaller projects and the addi tion being built on the Mason City Public Library Picket lines were established at projects at the YMCA the Nurses Home at Mercy Hos pital the east end of the North western State Portland Cement Co plant and the American Crystal Sugar plant About 60 members of the local union are on strike According to Becker they are asking for an increase in wages compar able to increases received by other crafts in the building in and fringe benefits HENRY H BOYCE DES MOINES D Dun lavy superintendent of schools at Newton Monday was elected president of the City Superin tendents of Iowa FURTHER negotiations were to be resumed Tuesday after noon according to Becker Laborers in the building in dustries had been receiving an hour under their old contract which expired April 1 All craftsmen have received increases of at least 15 cents an hour in their wages accord ing to Becker except the labor ers The employers offered cents an hour increase which was refused Although a meeting was called for Monday afternoon some em ployers were unable to attend They were outside of Mason City on jobs in other communities the largest of which was con struction of a dam in the flooded area at Otlumwa Mr Boyce has had a tre mendous influence on our stu dent body both past and pres ent Although he reached the retirement age last year the board of education has seen fit to continue his contract not only for this year but for next year also MANY OF THE present doc tors dentists nurses and law yers in Mason City have been in his classes and are among his most ardent supporters Mr Boyces fine understand ing of high school students and his outstanding knowledge in his field make him an excellent teacher His students have built a fine reputation for him at Iowa Stale University and the University of Iowa Former students who wrote letters recommending Boyce to he committee included at orneys Robert H Shepard and Gilbert Bovard Drs L W Swanson and H G Marinos and Ray Henely former Ccrro tordo County engineer and now assistant engineer for the Iowa tate Highway Commission at Sioux City BOYCE IS a past president of the north central district of the Iowa State Education Assn served three years on the ISEA state executive com mittee is a past president of he Iowa Science Teachers Assn and is a past commander and longtime adjutant of Ciau senWorden Post of the Amer ican Legion Boyce is the second Mason City an in two years to receive the award In 1958 it went to Lorcn E Grout Roosevelt Jun ior High School instructor Kalona girl 8 hit by auto is killed KALONA Duwa S was killed Monday afternoon when struck by a car on High way 1 in front of her home half a mile south of here Author Levee at Wapello gives way FKOM OUIt Wllli SKUVICKS About 25 families hail to flee their homes south of Wapello Tuesday as the Cedar River burst through a levee just as tho states flood situation began to improve Wapello police said several thousand acres of farm land were flooded as the river roared through the waterlogged levees at two places Police said from 25 to 30 famities their belong ings and livestock had to be evacuated IOWA 99 WAS closed to all but emergency traffic but au thorities said by night the road would be completely closed by the high waters Levee workers were forced to abandon their patching work Boats had to be used to lake them off the dike as the water quickly rose to dangerous levels Upstream from W a p c 11 o ievccs were being patrolled The Mississippi spilled over a levee in two places south of Clarksville Mo about 70 miles north of St Louis and began flowing into 5000 acres of rich farmland State Route 79 was closed A BREAK in a levee near Augusta Mo poured Missour River waters over 2000 acres o fertiie bottomland The swollen Mississippi had dropped after bursting levee north of Quincy 111 Monday But the big river rose again Tuesday in that area A new appeal for flood work ers came from Gregory Landing on the Missouri side near the southern border of Iowa Break Ihroughs were threatened in tw places in the barrier at the northern edge of the Gregory Landing district Leo A Hoegh former Iowa governor and now chief of th Office of Civilian and Defense Mobilization and Gen Alfred M Gruenther president of th American Red Cross stopped a ii Sioux City flew over areas and Ottumwa an other oncefloode Al JMirjlcifax FRENCH VISITOR French President Charles clc Gaulle salutes during playing of The Marsellaise following h i s arrival at London to begin a threeday stale visit With him are his hosts Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Crunch Crunch Crunch San Mateo Calif Jack E Jensen 29 in a fit of anger after an argument with his wife got into his car and drove he a don into his wifes from distance of 200 feet Then he backed across a neighbors lawn and attacked again this time sideswiping the parked car and peefing off one side He com pleted the demolition with a final attack from a distance of half a block When police arrived he said contentedly I was mad and now I feel better BODY IDENTIFIED ROCK ISLAND 111 UP Po lice have identified the body of a woman found in the Missis sippi River near Fort Madison Iowa as that of Barbara Marks 24 Rock Island who disap peared last Dec 28 If I lose Im all Kennedy MILWAUKEE The nations first big presi dential primary election opened Tuesday in Wisconsin pulling Ihe hopes of throe main contenders to the acid test of the ballot box The polls opened at 7 am and Ihe total ballot was expected to exceed Ihe record of one millionplus cast in 1952 The weatherman gave the voters fair skies and a warm day TliLturnout at most of the voting places was tremendous at the best and brisk at the worst LClcction interest was at a fever pitch stirred in large part by the appearance of a religious issue and the hardfought cam paigns of two Democratic candidates One of them Sen John Kennedy of Massachusetts said his zero hour is at hand If 1 am beaten he said Im out Kennedy is considered the leading candidate for the Demo cratic presidential and the favorite to win the elec tion in Wisconsin His opponent Sen Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota says he wont quit the race regardless of the outcome Vice President Richard M Nixon is running unopposed on the Republican ballot lie did not campaign in Wisconsin Nevertheless his showing will be compared to that of the Democratic candidates and the votes cast for GOP aspirants in previous Wisconsin primaries A great deal will become clear after the polls close at 8 pm As the only GOP candidate Nixon already has the 30 dele gales to the Republican Naliona Convention Humphrey and Kennedy arc battling for 30 Democratic dele gate votes They are allocatec on the basis of 25 from the 10 congressional districts plus five atlargc delegate votes J will consider it a victory il I win in six of the 10 districts and a majority of the popular vote Kennedy said Anything above that is jusl gravy r On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News891011 Clear Lake News 13 North Iowa News 14 Sports 1516 Latest Markets 18 Mason City News 1819 Comics 20 Farm News 23 Jorth Iowa Fair windy and warmer Tuesday night lows middle 30s Partly cloudy with chance of a few light showers and warmer Wednesday highs mid 50s owa Generally fair windy and wanner Tuesday night Iow3 mid 30s east to lower 40s west Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday with chance of a few light showers northeast highs 54G4 Further Partly cloudy and colder Thursday Minnesota Fair and warmer Highs Wednesday 5060 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m 46 29 32 lowan bleeds to death after fall HARTFORD Iowa Wl Rob ert Hallcrman bled to death at his home here late Monday after he apparently fell through a window of the house Halter mans body was found in the bathroom by his wife when she returned hdme Greatest sweep ever Ben Hur grabs 77 Oscars Late News Highlights DES MOINES m Iowa Safety Commissioner Donald Statton Tuesday asked the Legislative Interim Committee for to combat illegal narcotics traffic in Iowa He also requested an additional be set aside for use by the department in employing informants in connection with narcotics investigations GENEVA W The West Tuesday rejected Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchevs plan for total disarmament bring ing the 10nation conference to a deadlock The Soviet Union previously turned the Ues thc girl stepped from In HOLLYWOpD HI The million movie Ben Hur most costly in Hollywood his tory reaped 11 Oscars Mon day night It was the greatest Academy Award triumph ever scored Only for screenplay ma terial from another did the classic talc of Biblical times fail to win the award for which it was nominated This Oscar went to the Brit ishmade Room at the Top That movie also won the top actress award for the French actress Simone Signoret CharHon Hcston who por trayed the title role in Ben Hur won the award for best actor Hugh Griffith a Welsh i a neighbor s car and ran across disarmament hghway into the path of a car driven by Joanne Louise SAN FRANCISCO UP1 Chalupa 21 Kalona Linda was Caryl Chessman Tuesday lost the daughter of Mr and Mrs an attempt to evade his ninth execution date in 12 years this one scheduled for May 2 The California district court of ap peal denied without comment a request by Chessmans at torney for a writ of habeas corpus and stay of execution SHELDON JACKSON Miss Lfl George L Sheldon 90 governor of Ne braska in 1907 and 1908 died Monday after a long illness Wayne Duwa SAME 154 THEY WON TOP AWARDS Voted Hollywoods best for performances dur ing the past year are Simone Signoret of France the best actress Charlton f AP Photofax Heston the best actor and Shelley Win ters best supporting actress Hugh Griffith the best supporting actor was not present man who played an Arab Sheik in BenHur wai named best supporting actor BenHur also won the award for best picture and best director for William Wy Icr practically wrapping up the top awards The picture often called the screens first intimate spec tacular also won awards for best costume design in color best sound best film editing 2 best art direction which in cluded best set direction by Hugh Hunt who did the same job on the original silent BenHur in 1924 best color cinematography and best mu sical scoring Shelley Winters nominated for the third time was named best supporting actress for her work in The Diary of Anne Frank BenHur bywinning 11 Oscars beat Gigi also produced as the alltime Oscar record holder Gigi won nine Oscars last year every category for which it was nominated High Hopes was ac claimed the best song used in a picture Probably the most applaud ed award of the evening went to Bob Hope perennial mas ter of ceremonies for the Os car show who received the1 Jean Hersholt humanitarian award a specialOscar Hope said I have no writers to j cover a situation like this I can only thank you much   

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