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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE EDITION VOL 98 The Newspaper Ail North lowans Neighbors Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 11 1960 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Four SectionsSection One No 182 Kennedy top in primary voting I Mississippi outpost of antiliquor By JAY MILNER New York Herald Tribune News Service Jay Miiner attributes h i s knowledge of bootlegging to the fact that until recently he had never resided where the sale of liquor was legal As a newspaperman in Mississippi he accompanied revenuers on numerous raids of backwoods stills The last outpost of this na tions prohibitionists may soon fall before the persistence of those who prefer to drink their liquor free of the feel that each swallow breaks a law Oklahoma where the dry forces held out for more than a quarter of a century after the nation as a whole gave up the noble experiment ia 1933 voted wet a year ago Now Mississippi which has stood alone with her prohibition laws the last 12 months may be heading for the same trough al though at least one astute ob server down there doesnt think so Come June the people of the Magnolia Statemay have the first opportunity in nine years to make their wishes known on the issue The Mississippi legis lature has under consideration bills calling for a statewide ref erendum which would place be fore the voters the question of putting prohibition on a county option basis AT THE END of World War II there was a threestate clutch of holdouts against legal liquor Besides Mississippi and Okla homa there was Kansas which sanctioned liquor sales in 1948 During nationwide prohibition most Americans could get all the alcoholic beverage they wanted Granted some was good some bad and some downright poison ous but it was alcoholic The same can be said of residents of Kansas and Oklahoma during their dry years and of Missis sippi today with an important exception from the standpoint of the populations health Since national repeal put the liquor industry back on its fiscal feet residents of those states which remained dry have had plenty of good governmentin spected booze available courte sy of the bootleggers who sim ply stopped making their own merchandise and began running it into the dry states from the bordering wet ones STATIONED BY the Navy in Kansas for several months when liquor was illegal there I was never in a community which did not have a wellstocked boot legger In Tulsa Oklahoma be fore last springs referendum a drinking man had only to make a telephone call to cause a bot tle or a case of the best bourbon to be delivered promptly to his front door or hotel room In Mississippi now a kind of local option operates on a gen tlemans agreement basis with the payola that usually ac companies such agreements Liquor stores and bars are in evidence in t h e resort Giif Coast Most counties touching the Mis sissippi river are unofficially but very tangibly wet In the cottonrich delta region which stretches flat and 50 miles wide along the Mississippis winding course between Natchez and the Tennessee line liquor of a n y grade or brand imported or do mestic may be purchased with out fear of official harassment quasilegal establishments By The Associated Press Sen John F Kennedy of Mas sachusetts smashed triumphant ly through the West Virginia pri mary Wednesday and headed closer to the Democratic presi dential nomination His victory after Tuesdays voting knocked Sen Hubert H Humphrey of Minnesota out of the race and wiped out claims that as a Roman Catholic Ken nedy could not win in a heavily Protestant state Kennedy also sported the high est number of votes in the Ne braska presidential primary But the lustre of his possible vic tory there was dimmed a good deal by the writein total for Vice President Richard M Nix on on the Republican ballot THE ONLY name listed on the Nebraska presidential prefer ence ballot for either party was Kennedy Yet Nixon was piling up nearly as many write in votes as Kennedy received on the regular ballot New Mexico also voted in a primary Tuesday But the re sults had no effect on the presi dential picture Humphrey conceded defeat at am and then issued a statement saying I am no longer a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination WITH 2355 of 2750 W Vir ginia precincts reporting the Scoreboard looked like this Kennedy 198165 Humphrey 126347 This gives Kennedy around 60 per cent of the votes counted Kennedy who flew back from Washington early Wednesday was jubilant over the results I had no doubt that you would cast your vote on the basis of the issues and not on any re ligious prejudice ha added The withdrawal of Humphrey from the campaign may streng then support Steven son Many Humphrey backers are expected to switch their al legiance to the man the party nominated in 1952 and 1956 KENNEDYS victory did not bind the states 25 delegate votes to the Democratic Nation al Convention in July In Nebraska with 1757 of the states 2107 precincts re porting Kennedy had 62821 votes on the Democratic ballot Nixon had 55066 Republican writeins As in West Virginia the re sults of the presidential prefer ence ballots do not bind the states delegates who will cast 16 votes at the Democratic con vention and 18 at the Republi can convention Primary vote proves religion out as issue SACRAMENTO Calif UPI Edmund G Brown of California said Wednesday the West Virginia primary was proof that religion would not become a major issue in the forthcoming presidential elec tion Brown a Roman Catholic and favorite son presidential candidate said that Sen Kennedys victory in West Virginia is certainly a most impressive one The strong evidence that voters are apparently not go ing to let religion become a major issue is welcome and important It is a further dem onstration of the fair minded ness of the American people Brown would not comment as to whether Sen Kennedys win over Sen Hubert Humph rey would sway members of the California delegation to ward Kennedy plush counties along the in which operate under the extra curricular supervision of and city officials the Iowa Mostly fair little change in temperature through Thurs day Highs Thursday in 50s east in 60s west Lows Wed nesday night in the 30s Out look for change in conditions North Iowa Mostly fair little change in temperature through Thursday High Thursday 55 to 63 Lows Wed nesday night lower 30s Occasional cloudi ness Wednesday night and Thursday Not quite so cool northwest Wednesday night lows 32 to 40 A little warmer Thursday highs 65 to 75 ews in a utshell FEOM OCR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON President Eisenhower said Wednesday he isnt sure he agrees complete ly with observers who are saying Tuesdays Democratic presidential primary in West Virginia buried the religious is sue in the 1960 cam paign CHICAGO Two time Democratic presi dential nominee Adlai Stevenson said Wednes day Sen John F Ken nedys West Virginia primary victory was not only a reflection of his broad appeal but a strong endorsement of his views and record GREENSBORO N C Police had little trouble spotting the hitchhiker described by an excited motorist Tues day They drove out and picked up Donald R Ma ness 25 who still was wearing the prison uni form and handcuffs he had on when he escaped MOBILE Ala Mrs Mittie Swift a Negro woman born a slave on an Alabama plantation died Tuesday after a one week illness She would have been 112 years old next month DES MOINES Iowa farmers4 may lose thou sands of dollars this summer from look alike diseases which strike farm animals the American Foundation for Animal Health said Wednesday On the inside Russian plane story receives Ikes ridicule FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES President Eisenhower said Wednesday in Wash ington there is some reason to believe the American spy plane which flew into the Soviet Union was not shot down at high altitude as the Soviets claim The President also told a news conference it is ab solutely ridiculous for the Russians to contend the United States or any of its allies is engaged in any pro vocative action in the use of espionage planes Eisenhower said he still is hopeful despite the furor over the plane incident that the Paris summit meeting starting Monday will accomplish some good and help ease international sions At the start of the news con ference Eisenhower read a pre pared statement dealing with the American U2 plan which the Russians claim to have sho down from an altitude in excess AP Phototax MY LAST TRY Sen Hubert Hum phrey right draws a big headquarters in Charleston W Va laugh from Sen John F Kennedy D With Kennedys primary victory Hum Mass as he gestures and talks with phrey is bowing out of the presidential the winner at the Kennedy campaign nomination race Peaceful victory for Negroes in Nashville GlobeGazette weather up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum data 63 31 45 07 77 41 North News 36 Society News 4445 Clear Lake News 43 Comics 30 Sports 2728 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 GOOD WILL LONDON M Queen Mother Elizabeth Wednesday flew south on a goodwill visit to the trou bled Central African Federation of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six Nashville stores have be un serving Negroes at previ usly allwhite lunch counters n a partially integrated basis Small groups ofNegroes sat without incident at the six coun ersTuesday under a previously secret agreement to serve them during slack periods Others Judge refuses to disqualify self LOS ANGELES UPI A judge has refused to disqualify limself as prejudiced from learing the scheduled murder retrial May 23 of Dr R Ber nard Finch and Carole Tregoff Attorneys for Miss Tregoff 23 Tuesday filed an affidavit say ng they believe they cannot jet a fair and impartial trial or learing if Superior Judge Le Roy D a w s o n presides as planned planned a second test of the plan today OFFICIALS OF the six Nash ville stores said they reached an agreement with white and Negro civic leaders to serve Ne gro customers at the previous ly allwhite counters during slack periods The agreement was not announced in advance All six stores had closed their counters at various times in re cent months during sitin demon strations which resulted in the arrest of nearly 150 Negrges As part of the agreement Ne groes ended a boycott of down town stores which store officials said had not been effective They said the agreement was made to bring an end to the threat of violence which had caused many customers to shift their business to suburban shopping centers A DEMONSTRATION by about 200 Negroes in Winston rests NC resulted in two ar But a temporary truce court was arranged by City Manager John D Gold who agreed to call a meeting of store managers and Negro protest leaders Lunch counters in three WinstonSalem stores and one in Durham NC were closed when the demonstrators crowded in demanding service Conviction of Dr Richard Nes mith of MacMurray College Jacksonville 111 who ate lunch with Negroes in Montgomery Ala may have set the stage for a test of a new city law enacted to deal with racial incidents NESMITH WAS fined and costs on a charge of disorderly conduct His wife and 10 white students were acquitted All of 60000 feet In his statement the Presi dent spoke of discrepancies in the Soviet account of shooting down the plane and capture o the American pilot Francis G Powers Explaining Eisenhower said there is some reason to be lieve that the plane was not shot down at high altitude IN RESPONSE TO a request for elaboration about his men tion of discrepancies in the Soviet account Eisenhower re ferred to the photographs which the Russians released as pic tures of the wreckage of the plane This government Eisenhower said believes that the pictures produced by the Russians are not actually photographs of the U2 Goal Pro vote for convention SIOUX CITY JP Discussion of legislative reapportionment dominated the opening session of the League of Women Voters statewide convention Tuesday Action to obtain fair repre sentation of the Legislature by constitutional convention or by legislative enactment was the subject of a talk presented by Mrs Howard Dresser of Ma son City Our immediate goal she said is to get a favorable vote on the question of a convention She urged a continuing Tarn of educating the public were charged under a new city ordinance which makes disorder ly conduct any act calculated to provoke a breach of peace The separate trial of seven Negroes and another white stu dent who ate with the Illinois party is still in progress in an In Moscow Russia warned Wednesdaythat if any more U S planes are detected over Soviet territory the Kremlin will take more drastic action perhaps involving the security of the United States A Radio Moscow broadcast beamed to the United States re1 called the shootingdown of an American reconnaissance plane over Russia on May Day THE SOVIET Union like any selfrespecting country is not going to stand by and let this kind of thing happen the broadcast said If these American flights over our territory do not cease the Soviet Union will be com pelled to take more drastic ac tion and the security of the United States will hardly bene fit Todays edition of the Commu nist organ Pravda assailed Sec retary of State Christian A Her ter for his declaration that US MRS DRESSER on the merits of a convention over the legislative amending process Mrs Guy Neff of Des Moinss urged a study of Iowas consti tution with special emphasis on reconnaissance flights will conjthe judicial and executive de tinue until satisfactory arrange ments for the prevention of sur partments of government The goal she said should be more responsibility and ef prise attack can be made Meanwhile Soviet airmen ficiency We have no axe to were rushing preparations for a grind We are in a unique posi press showing at which the tion to provide leadership in the wreckage of what is called thereorganization of state govern American U2 Reconnaissance ment perhaps its pilot would be put on display Mother of eight named Mrs Iowa DES MOINES A Coun cil Bluffs mother of eight chil dren will represent Iowa in this years Mrs America con test at Fort Lauderdale Fla Mrs Laura N Richardson 35 wife of a doctor she met while in nursing training at Chicago was named Mrs Iowa of 1860 Tuesday night The estimated 100 persons at tending the convention were to elect League officers Wednes day Democrat found guilty CEDAR RAPIDS UPI Former Linn County Demo cratic chairman Robert Connet Wednesday was found guilty of soliciting political funds from state liquor store employes District Judge Floyd brick opened the scaled verdict NEW YORK UPI TheiWhich had been returned by a Rockefeller Foundation madejjury here late Tuesday night grants totalling durphilbrick deferred GOOD GIVING VIEW OF MOON BASE This is one concept by U S Army Engineers for lunar base facilities in their plan to es tablish an exploration base on the moon within the next ten years The base AP Photofax would consist of prefabricated modules designed for easy assembly on the moon Empty rockets would be used for storage and waste material rotirced Wednesday SAME The case against Conner hinged on the testimony of Loraine J Differding Walker Iowa Before the trial she said she wasnt solicited for a con tribution but during the trial she said she had been solicited NEED AIRPORT PARIS authorities want to take over Le Bourget historic field where Lindbergh landed for apart ments in the swollen suburbs Merchants Offer THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY MAY 1213 and 14   

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