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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ttw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL ft The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors Associated Frew ind OnSted Preif rull MASON flTV IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 24 I960 7e Copy Consists of Two Resignation of Rhee imminent I Electoral jiHJ I College I an issue Congress tries for reforms without success WASHINGTON Nearly everyone complains about the Electoral College and Congress regularly tries to do something about it Editorial writers call the col lege a fifth wheel cartoonists symbolize it as an old man with a long beard It is frequently described as archaic undemo cratic and unnecessary The first resolution to reform the Electoral College was of fered in 1796 only eight years after the Constitution went into effect In 1956 the Senate con sidered and rejected no less than five separate reform plans In this election year presiden tial electors again are the sub ject of debate IN SPITE OF these assaults the Electoral College remains the official body that elects the president and vice president of the United States the National Geographic Society says The method of electing a chief executive was one of the most ingenious creations of the Con stitutional convention T h e all other Ameri cans of the day were more pleased with the invention of the Electoral College than with any other part of the Constitu tion wrote a political histor ian The n a 11 o ns forefathers thought the electoral system would assure a wise careful choice by able men stop large states from wielding too much influence prevent any one man or clique from gaining inordi nate power and keep demago gues from being swept into of fice on a wave of popularen thusiasm UNDER THE SYSTEM each state picks as many electors as it has senators and representa tives Originally each elector cast ballots for two persons without designating the office The man getting the largest number of votes was elected president the second highest vice president The Twelfth Amendment 1804 required separate ballots identifying the office At first state legislatures named the electors Today a voter casting a ballot for a presidential candidate chooses at the same time a slate of elec tors pledged to vote for that man A candidate who wins a majority of the states popular votes no matter how small his margin gets all its electoral votes Thus several Presidents have received electoral but not popular majorities The electors cast their votes in their respective state capitals on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December All the electoral votes are form ally counted at a joint session of Congress in January ELECTORS LEGALLY are free to vote for any man but they are morally bound to vote for their partys candidate Electors lost their independence with the growth of political par ties Only six electors ever have deserted their candidates The most recent defection was in 1956 when an Alabama Demo cratic elector did not vote for Adlai Stevenson In 1820 all but one of the 232 electors voted for James Mon roe William Plumer of New Hampshire John Quincy Adams to save for Washington the honor of a unan imous election Some electors have been loyal to the end and beyond Hor ace Greeley the Liberal Repub lican and Democratic candidate of 1872 died after election day before the Electoral College convened Three Georgia elec tors voted for him nonetheless but Congress did not count their votes Envoy to US quits his post North Iowa Mostly fail through Wednesday Colder Tuesday night lows 2836 Continued cool Wednesday highs 5563 Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday Cooler east Tues day night lows 2532 north 3240 south A little warmer Wednesday highs upper 50s extreme northeast to around 70 extreme southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday Minnesota Sunny and warmer Highs Wednesday 4565 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 5G Minimum 36 Precipitation 108 Jubilation in Seoul N ews in a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WENDOVER Dr Barbara Moore 56 yearold Englishwoman trudged past two sleep ing sergeants from hex own country as the three continued their hike across the U S She thereby kept her vow that shed pass them even though they had a days head start WASHINGTON All Lockheed E1 e c t ra planes in domestic air line service have been in spected and found safe A mass inspection was or dered recently following a series of crashes and incidents to insurance salesmen Ken Booth is fed up Booth took out an ad in the Burlington Hawk Eye Gazette to announce I have insurance and do not wish to be bothered by further salesmen DBS you get your haircut when you come to Des Moines its going to cost you the new prevailing The price has been upped a quarter WASHINGTON Secretary of State Chris tian A Herter took off on an 11day diplomatic trip with major stops at FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SEOUL Angry demonstra tions spreading throughout Korea Tuesday rejected Presi dent Syngman Rhees condition al offer to resign if the people desire it and demanded that he quit at once His resignation seemed all but certain Police machinegun and rifle fire killed at least 23 more per sons in the last 24 hours of riot ing and at least another 160 were wounded It brought total dead to 158 in the last week and the injured to more than 1000 AntiRhee demons trations spread to half a dozen other Korean cities and towns with the largest at the southern port of Pusan IN A STATEMENT to stu dents Rhee was quoted as say ing it appears the people hate me If they so persist I would go to the countryside and spend the rest of my life farming In Washington the U S called for early action by Rhee to re dress the grievances of the Ko rean people It also summoned its Korean war allies into an ex traordinary session to discuss the possibility of Communist at tack against troubled Southern Korea Earlier Korean ambassador You Chan Yang announced he was resigning His announce ment came shortly after Korean residents of Washington gave him a 24hour ultimatum to quit or be ousted The diplomat who has served his country here almost nine years also issued a statement of apology for having blamed the political unrest in Korea on Communist agents RHEES PROSPECTIVE res ignation raised the question of who would take over the reins of government since Vice Pres ident John M Chang leader of the opposition Demociatic par ty has resigned and so has Lee RAIL BED WASHED OUT Jans Ifcysack left and Robert Boyd Bremmer look over a section of Chicago and Northwestern rail bed that washed Aredale flooded by rain basements in this town of 225 population were filled with water during a cloudburst Monday afternoon A small creek was complete ly out of its banks in midafter noon and the water was about 3 feet deep on part of the towns twoblock main business street Water ran straight through the home of Herman Voss livestock buyer with about feet on the main floor There was about 4M feet of waterin his office and the stockyards A PIECE OF the North West ern Railway tracks was washe out Estimates of the rainfal varied from 5 to 7 inches The flood reached its heigh about 4 pm Water rose above the level o the steps at the Aredale Slat Bank and some seeped unde the door and across the floor The telephone office worker watched the water creep righ away during the cloudburst in the Aredale area A section crew was called in Monday night to repair the damage KiPoong elect the vice president Teheran Athens Istanbul and Presumably control will pass to Huh Chung ah Independent politician and onetime acting premier whom Rhee Monday appointed foreign minister and ranking member of the new cabinet the president has been trying to form Jubilation swept Seoul Po of oppression and torture under Rhees appeared from the streets Thousands besieged Rhees hill side mansion Uproarious cele brating throngs milled down the broad treelined avenue lead ing to the Capitol building up to the sill before it rccedcc Bernard Creeden one hal mile south of town narrowl escaped drowning THE CRSEK flows past hi pasture Creeden wearing wad ing boots and a heavy jacke went into the pasture to get hi sons pony He was able t wade across bridled the pon and riding the animal tried t swim across the flooded area Both Creeden and the pon were swept under water sever a times Creeden let the pony g and hung onto a fence post t avoid being swept away Thre neighbors George Stubbe ell Hanawalt and Lloyd Hilto threw ropes out to Creeden and pulled him to safety IT WAS THIS DEEP Bob Voss of the Voss Livestock Co at Aredale measures the more than two feet of water that swept through the offices of the firm during a flash flood Monday afternoon Oil from a heater covered papers furniture and equipment Reopen payola probe Clark to be questioned WASHINGTON stv lislician told House payola in vestigators Tuesday that 27 per cent of the records played om Dick Clarks television show over a twoyear period were songs in which Clark may have had a financial stake However the witness added that a statistical study also showed a close relationship be tween his figure and a popu larity rating of the records thus indicating that Ihc pub lic taste was being met with out consideration of possible interest The testimony by Bernard Goldstein vice president of the New York City firm of Com putech Inc drew doubting comment from a member of the subcommittee investigating John E Moss CD MOSS CHARGED the figure had been weighted to the in terest of Clark who hired Computcch to make the detailed study after the subcommittee asked the TV teenagers idol for information on how many of the records in which he had an interest were played on his show Moss said the figures were interesting hut valueless for any other purpose unless it might be to impress those who are looking for superficial re sults Goldstein who brought 300 pounds of data with him said his study Covered every record played on Clarks American Bandstand show from Aug 5 1957 through Nov 30 1959 Clark was not present in the half filled hearing room His lawyer Paul Porter said the TV personality would appear later Investigators also heard a proposal that the record in dustry set up its own czar to fight payola Other congressional develop ments The pony saved itself Heavy rain and hail was gen eral over North Iowa Monday Hampton had 270 inches with minor flooding Marble Rock Second ticker tape reception for De Gaulle NEW YORK cheering throng greeted French Presi dent Charles de Gaulle as he arrived Tuesday for his first visit to New York in 15 years Mayor Robert F Wagner wel comed him as one of the great men of our time After greetings the official party entered limousines and headed for Manhattan and a ticker tape parade up lower Broadway It was the second icker tape parade given DC auiic one of the few men ever o receive the citys traditiona icro welcome twice The first vas in 1945 He came here after four days of talks with President Eisen AP Photofax KIDNAPER HELD Junior Eugene Swango 27 Rochester Ind chats with Sheriff Willard Clark after he released a judges 9yearold daughter whom he grabbed on her way home from school He held the girl for an hour offering to exchange her for a former county prosecutor who at one time had sent him to prison Swango finally capitulated and the girl wasnt harmed 268 Dumont 252 Charles City 154 Sheffield 150 and Mason City 108 The moisture was welcomed by farmers in the northern tiers of counties but probably will mean even more field work de lays for those in the hard by late snow and thaws Efforts to extend coastal rights fail GENEVA United States and Canada failed by an eyelash Tuesday to increase the old threemile limits on ter ritorial stas to six miles will an additional six miles of fish ing waters The 88 delegates to the United Nations Law o the Sea conference voted 54 to 28 with 5 abstentions in favor of the plan but this fell just one short of the required twothirds majority A swing of one vote would have approved it Plan summit talks for labor peace WASHINGTON Iff Presi dent Eisenhower announced plans to promote a series of summit conference aimed at improv ing industrial peace and eco nomic growth v nower On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 89 Sports News 1112 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Comics 16 Clear Lake News 17 Farm News 19 North Iowa News 22 president of Upjohn Drug Co told Senate drug price investigators it might be possible to prevent diabetes Dr E Gifford Upjohn told the Senate AntiTrust and Monopoly subcommittee that studies at the University of Michigan indi cated the tendency of young people toward diabetes Lightning hits barn farmer knocked out R1NGSTED A Ringstcd farmer had a close brush with death Monday when a bolt ofcaught early enough might lightning struck his barn as he was preparing to milk the cows Richard Jensen55 said he was knocked unconscious by the bolt When he regained con sciousness he said his 14 cows were still lying in a heap The animals later recovered Jen son was not hospitalized The lightning bolt blew 19 of 20 doors off a connecting silo SAME OOWA SAFETY OEPAE1MENT FIGURES BUcVc FUr Mean Trfflo Death la Fast 21 Hours SUFFOCATED BY CAT MALONE NY M John E Sturgeon 4 months old was asphyxiated in his crib Monday apparently when the family cal curled up on his face e reversed with the drug ori nase or tolbutamide Eisenhower discussed at his regular Tues day meeting with GOP con gressional leaders two tax pro posals that would offset each others effect on the Treasury One is a Housepassed bill to give a tax break to selfem ployed persons saving for re tirement It would cost the gov ernment million annually The other proposal would bring million a year into Treasury by requiring corpora tions to withhold income on dividends Lacks suitable personality Osage reaffirms decision to terminate teachers contract By CHUCK WALK GlobeGazette Staff Writer OSAGE More than 400 per sons sat in a courtroom atmo sphere Monday night to hear the Osagc School Board reaf firm its decision to terminate the teaching contract of Ber nard Valder a mathematics in Why was terminated In its list Valders contract of charges the school board stated that Valder has shown an inability to handle discipline problems in his class rooms belittles students who have trouble understanding his explanations and does not have the personality suitable for structor at Osage High Schoolclassroom teaching for the last five years The decision came after par ents students and teachers had listened to two hours of charges counter charges and rebuttals by the two principals in the school board and Val der board and wanted him to ALTHOUGH THE m e e ting The board asserted In his opening remarks at the meeting C T Johnsten super intendent of Osage schools pointed out that the only point that should be discussed was whether Valder was teaching mathematics the way the school administration he was was only a public hearing renot quired by law it carried all the On aspects of a trial complete with attorneys the other side Valder through his attorney B C Sulli van of Rockford said his dis BERNARD VALDER missal was due to personality clashes between himself and certain members of the board and the administration Sullivan then asked Johnstea f this clash might not have been caused byValders refusal to change a failing grade he gave to the son of a board mem aer I think youre talking through your hat on that one Johnsten replied AT THAT POINT Viiv ing an area farmer with chil dren in the school stood up and informed the principals that they were behaving like a bunch of kids and that if they couldnt work out such problems among themselves we should clean Marshall Moody president of the school board interceded at
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