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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowa Daily Newspaper Edited fwr the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL H The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors iix United Prcw MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL IttO I Copy Ttil Coniliti ef Two On HOME EDITION Me m South African premier wounded by assailan Baseball i season all I mixed up By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Burtau WASHINGTON The major league baseball season opens on Tuesday with National League games in Los Angeles San Fran cisco Milwaukee and Cincin nati The traditional season opener in Washington DC now just the American League open ing game pits the Senators against the Boston Red Soxon Monday April 18 Whos on first runs the old burlesque routine and the ques tion is appropriate to this mixed up baseball season When President Eisenhower or his emissary throws out the first ball in the traditional sea sonopener in the Nations capi tal the season will be almost a week old An apartment house is going up where Ebbetts Field once housed those merryluna tics the Brooklyn Dodgers And the opening game in Los Ange les is scheduled to be played at night under lights Who blames the traditionalists for questioning whether any thing indeed is sacred THERES NO official explana tion why the 1960 American Leagues season starts six days later than the National Leagues The press reports only that obviously somebody goofed But the schedule disruption only serves to emphasize that the national baseball axis once firmly sited in the East has moved many leagues no pun intended westward Of the four cities in which games will be played in the senior circuit April 12 Angeles San Fran cisco no ma SOUTHERNERS NOT SO GLUM Even though they lost out in the Sen ates voting on the civil rights bill these Southern senators obviously dont feel too badly about the measure which was approved 7118 Shown after eight AP Photofax weeks of oratory are left to Lister Hill of Alabama strom Thur mond of South Carolina Harry Byrd of Virginia and John Stennis of Missis sippi Civil rights bill back in House WASHINGTON civil rights bill was back on the Houses doorstep Saturday after being passed by the Senate 71 18 House leaders of both parties are expected to urge the House to accept the changes made by jor league team decade ago The less than a shift of the the Senate in measure none the embattled of which sub Boston Braves to Milwaukee in 1953 was the first relocation of a major league franchise in half a century Since then the St Louis Browns have moved to Baltimore and become transmo grified into Orioles in the only countermovement to the west ward trend Calvin Griffith the gatewatching president of the Washington Senators threatens seasonally or more often to re dress the American League bal ance by ordering his young men to take Horace Greeleys advice IF YOU THINK as the club owners appear to only in terms of attendance baseball had a good season last year and the prospect is equally good for I960 Combined paid attendance in both leagues in 1959 was 19143 654 well short of the record of 20972601 set in 1948 but up al most 1700000 over 1958 The Los Angeles term still has a curious led both leagues in attendance last year as befits world cham pions They crammed 2070720 into Los Angeles Memorial Coli seum a monstrosity as a ball park but with an attractive ca pacity of 101528 seats Ground for the Dodgers million 55000seat stadium in hallowed Chavez Ravine was broken last Sept 17 but the promised greatest stadium in baseball wont be ready for this season The San Francisco Giants how ever are solidly ensconced in Candlestick Park IN THE MAJOR leagues only four teams played to fewer spec tators in 1959 than in cago St Louis and Philadel phia in the National League and Boston in the American None of these teams of course was in volved directly in franchise shifts Indeed St Louis Phila delphia and Boston are faltering at the turnstiles despite recent elimination of boxoffice com petition Otherwise even hapless Wash ington did well for Washington with 615372 a gain of about 140000 over 1958 evidently palled in by the Nats awesome foursome of homerun hitters Sievers Killebrew Allison and Lemon stantially altered its basic pro visions This would speed final action by avoiding the neces sity of having to set up a Sen ateHouse Conference Commit tee to compromise the differ ences BUT EVEN if the House does concur in the Senate amend ments the outlook is that this will not be done until some time after Easter In all probability the measure will have to run the gauntlet of the House Rules Committee headed by Rep Howard Smith a longtime foe of cLvil rights measures Passage of the bill by Senate Friday night climaxes battle that began Feb 15 and included more than a week of sessions around the clock THE HOUSE had passed its bill 311109 on March 24 The measure embodies most but not all of President Eisen howers cLvU rights proposals although not exactly as he rec ommended them Its principal feature is pro vision for the federal courts to register qualified Negroes and enforce their voting rights in areas where judges find system North Iowa Mostly fair and cool Saturday night Partly cloudy and warmer Sunday Low Saturday night 20s High Sunday 40s Iowa Mostly fair Saturday night partly cloudy Sunday Cool east portion Saturday Warmer west Saturday night and entire state Sunday Lows Saturday night 20s east to lower 30s extreme west Highs Sunday 40s northeast to lower 50s south and west Out look for Monday Considerable cloudiness and mild Minnesota Mostly fair not so cold Highs Sunday 4050 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Forest City man hurt in crash A M Erdahl 70 Forest City was in good condition late Friday afternoon at a Mason City hospital following a two car collision on Highway 18 midway between Mason City and Clear Lake Erdahl was injured when the car he was driving collided with a car driven by Rae Emmet Wallace 54 Clear Lake WALLACE RECEIVED cuts on his right leg and arm Latest in series of incidents White man is held JOHANNESBURG South Af rica Minister Hendrik Vcrwoerd an uncompromising architect of South Africas white supremacy policies was shot and wounded Saturday by a mid dleaged white man Blood streamed from Verwoerds head The husky blond Prime Minis ter 58 became a target appar ently of a 22 caliber pistol as he sat with his wife on a plat form at the Union Exposition to watch a parade of cattle A bullet struck him under the right eye The South African ra dio said a second shot pierced his cheek With blood dripping from the right side of his head and his mouth he fell into the arms of his wife She vyept as she comforted him CHERRY BLOSSOM QUEEN Ro berta Bretthauer New Jersey is the queen of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D C The 18 AP Photofax yearold lass exchanges a little light talk with actor Walter Brennan grand marshal of the annual Cherry Blossom parade Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 18 23 Erdahl juries to head Highway received the left serious side of m his A MEMBER OF Verwoerds bodyguard also was reported hit The white gunman about 45 and dressed in a gray herring bone suit was seized by police and civilians in a wild melee and apparently badly beaten He was jailedat the police sta tion on the exposition grounds God help me he exclaimed At pm two hours after the shooting the official radio announced Verwoerd was con scious and able to speak Verwoerd was one of the arch itects and current enforcer of South Africas apartheid racial segregation laws which have caused harsh outbursts of vio lence in South Africa over the last three weeks The assassi nation attempt came only few hours aft campaigns anticipated in Iowa patrolmen who in vestigated the accident said that the Erdahi car had pulled over to the right shoulder of the highway while headed east and started to make a left turn into a driveway The Wallace car was coming from the east when the collision occurred THE FRONT OF the Wallace car hit the right rear of the Er dahl car The Erdahl car was knocked into a ditch on the east side of the driveway and the Wallace car spun around and ended up east of the Erdahl car A mailbox was knocked over as the Wallace car spun around er a ment govern spokes man declared that Negro neither resist DES MOINES UPI Democrat ic and Republican Party of icials said Saturday they would conduct primary election write in campaigns to get legislative candidates in those counties where they havent any But party leaders admitted it will be a tough job Its like closing the barn doors after the horse has gone said a Democratic state office holder Deadline for filing nomination papers for the various state congressional and legislative scats was last Saturday After the deadline passed it was found that the Republicans lacked six candidates for the Iowa House two in Dubuque County a Democratic strong ance nor forl eign pressure VERWOERD would force change in the white supremacy laws FOREIGN MINISTER Eric Louw rejecting mounting criti cism abroad declared we will not hand over control of South Africa to a native Negro ma jority Riots and demonstrations ini tially against the hated passbook system imposed on nonwhites have led to about 80 deaths and I hundreds of arrests SAME BUck Meant Traffic Death Fait 24 Hours IOWA SAFETY DEPARTMENT FIGURES COSTLY FIRE RIPPEY UPI Fire swept through a grain elevator and a storage building here early Sat urday with damage estimated between and atic discrimination to keep them from the polls The bill also provides crim inal penalties for obstructing by force or threats any federal court orders including those calling for thedesegregation of public schools and for fleeing across state lines to avoid prose cution for bombing schools churches or other buildings Rejected suitor of Add I and wounds self HOLLYWOOD UPI A re jected suitor of the late Errol Flynns playmate Beverly Aad land shot and critically wounded himself Saturday after first rap ing her and forcing her iff play Russian roulette while holding her captive police said Detec tive Sgt 0 K Walker said that the 17yearold blonde told in vestigators that the 20yearold bit part actor shot himself after he attacked her Police said the victim William Stanchi forced his way into Beverlys apart ment Couple told Must lose weight to adopt infant LOS ANGELES UPI Frank Sherman W weight 320 and his wffe Bernice 37 weight 250 must lose plenty of pounds in the next three months before they can adopt a omonthoJd girl The Reseda Calif truckdriver and his wife were told in superior court they are too fat to adopt little Janet whom they have reared since birth The county adoption bureau took the couple to court to challenge the adoption because they weigh too much and Judge Ben Koenig agreed I just cant understand it Sherman said These people seem to think we couldnt be the right kind of parents because were big people Well do everything in our power to lose weight if thats what we must do to keep Janet In fact were both under doc tors care right now and both of us already have dropped off some pounds Their family physician Dr Millard M Doughton testi fied at the secret hearing the couple was in perfect health and their weight would not necessarily shorten their life span The Shermans have 4yearoM adcpted daughter and claimed their excess poundage never interfered in bringing her up properly Mercury dips across Iowa Wintry weather refused to let o of Iowa early Saturday as jrisk northwesterly winds sent emperalures skidding to well jelow freezing across the state Cold air whistling out of north ern Canada tumbled the mer cury to 18 degrees at Mason City during the night Daven port was the warmest spot in the state with an overnight low of 26 Highs Friday varied from 34 at Mason City to 48 at Council Bluffs Burlington and Lamoni Chilly weather will stay with Iowa through at least Sunday although the forecast is for somewhat warmer in western portions Sunday Lows Saturday night are expected to range in the low 30s across the extreme southwest and in the 20s over the remainder of the state Bellevue man dies in truck accident BELLEVUE UP Vincent Specht of near Bellevue was killed Friday when the truck he was driving hit a bridge rail ing on Highway 78 about seven miles south of Bellevue Nasser makes good impression in India NEW DELHI India UPI President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic has scored a personal success on his goodwill visit to India observers agreed Saturday Al though Nasser has failed to out draw either President Eiseri lower or Soviet Premier Nikita S Khrushchev two other re cent visitors he has been able to reach a bigger cross section of the Indian people old and one each in Johnson Marion Pocahontas and Osceola counties THE DEMOCRATS are short candidates in Iowa Jefferson Muscatine Page and Washing1 on counties Under state law a primary tvritein candidate can get his name on the November ballot f he receives 10 per cent of he vote his party cast for gov ernor in his county in the lait general election It will take some darned good party organization to get hat 10 per cent the Democrat said But politics is partly a scll ng game he added If you can get the right people out do ng a job its not impossible to get a candidate on a writein Lt Gov Edward J McManus Kcokuk a candidate for the On the inside Editorials Page 4 Maroon Blue 5 Church News 7 Society News 8 Sports 910 Comics 11 Latest Markets12 Mason City News 1213 Clear Lake News 14 Building News 1415 North Iowa News18 AP Photofax WORD Mrs Donald Church Bremerton Wash holds her son Douglas 8 who has been speechless and uncomprehending since a truck struck him while he was ago Six times a day the mother spoons food into the mouth that hasnt grinned at her for so long The boys father and two older brothers help care for him Democratic nomination for gov ernor said he is working with party Chairman Donald Duke Norbcrg and other officials to get out candidates in each of Lhe five counties Democratic leaders pointed out that each of the five coun ties had only a small number of votes cast for governor in the last general election and it wouldnt take much to get a writein candidate In Iowa County 2389 Demo cratic votes were cast for Gov Herschel Loveless in 1958 Therefore it would take only 239 writein votes to get a can didate on the ballot next No vember McMANUS AGREED with other leaders that the party has its best chance to get a candi date on the ballot in Iowa and Muscatine counties We always seem to do better in a presidential year Mc Manus said The presidential campaign has a tremendous influence on the outcome of local elections he said McManus said the party or ganizations in each of the five counties are being encouraged to go out and find candidates for a writein We have a chance in every one of them But you cant beat somebody vith nobody he added Republican State Chairman Verne Martin told the Associ ated Press Saturday that a few of the counties the Republicans are lacking in also are making an attempt to get some candi dates for a writein But he indicated the party may not make too big an effort in those areas where Democratic strength may be too hard to overcome IT JUST ISNT conducive to spending a lot of money he said He mentioned Dubuque Coun ty specifically where the only candidates on the ballot for the June 6 primary are Democrats John L Duffy and Thomas P OTooIe But then again Martin added we feel the Democrats wont stand a chance in Page County Neither party has a vacancy in the senatorial districts Of the 372 candidates who filed nomination papers for the various offices 241 are seeking House seats and 75 arerunning for the Senate In the House race 40 Republican candidates are incumbents and 37 Demo crats are incumbents In the Senate campaign art 13 Republican and five Demo 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