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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper VOL 98 Associated Press and United Press International Full Leaso that makes all North lowans MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 11 I960 neighbors 7o Copy Paper of Two Kennedy sure of nomination FEOM OUK WIRE SERVICES sLOS John F Kennedy rolled past the 700 mark in his drive toward a firstballot nomination for pres ident His opponents appeared crestfallen Hours before the Democratic national convention opened its One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 WOI AMES 610 pm Sunday pm Tuesday WTAD Quincy 930 pm Thnrs WStrt Iowa City 910 am Sat Looking back on fifteen conventions FOUR YEARS as I pack my bag to sit in as a reporter on the two national nominating conventions my mind wanders back to some of the high spots of the 15 such gatherings Ive covered since 1928 when I saw Herbert Hoover nominated at Kansas City and Ai Smith nominated at Houston a fortnight later This years will be No 16 and 17 It will be the second time in those 32 years that the Dem ocrats have held their powwow ahead of the rival party Wheth er thats good or bad can be argued either way It didnt bring Democratic success four years ago at least so far as the first session at 6 pm a tally showed the Massachusetts sena tor had rounded up 738 first ballotvotes This is only 22 votes short of the necessary majority of 761 Kennedys total reflected ad dition of 64 of Pennsylvanias 81 votes 4 from Nebraska and a 10 from Washington State The Massachusetts senators drive got an allpowerful boost when Pennsylvania Gov David L Lawrence threw his support to Kennedy and announced that 64 of Pennsylvanias 81 votes have been pledged to him Kennedys chief rivals for the nomination Sens Lyndon John son of Texas and Stuart Syming ton of Missouri insisted they were still in the fight BUT A SENATE colleague of all three men Henry K Jack son of Washington who hopes to win the vice presidential nom ination concluded that Kennedy had clinched the No 1 spot Jackson announced through the JacksonforVice President com mittee that he would vote for Kennedy It was obvious that the Wash ington senator was climbing aboard what he considers a bandwagon plumping for the man he feels most likely to be able to further his vice presi dential ambitions Barring some unforeseen last hour Kennedy seemed likely to walk away with Presidency was concerned Thats when the order was re versed for the first time The party meeting first has first shot at the issues to be covered in a platform Against this advantage if it is an advantage is the fact that the party meeting later knows pre cisely what the program of the adversary is and is free to act accordingly Here it might be noted that the coveted prize in first ballot ing beginning Wednesday Adlai E Stevenson a two time winner of jackpots in this political gamble said he was willing to accept a Cabinet post as a consolation prize Despite brave statements by his rivals Kennedy continued to fence them in While they talked of delegate gains he battered down the barriers to an early nomination California and its 81vote dele gation was one of these With Loveless endorses Kennedy By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor LOS ANGELES The name Herschel Loveless has been written in large letters in pre convention activities of the Democratic party here But Loveless didnt surprise anyone Monday when he made it official Hes for Sen John F Kenendy for the presidential nomination The governor actually had made that clear Sunday at the Iowa caucus when Kennedy nailed down at least 16 bal ots after Loveless gets Iowas votes as a favorite son candi date on the first ballot I expect to cast my first bal lot for Sen Jack Kennedy Loveless said in a brief state ment Monday Addressing a first caucus of the Iowa delegation at the Hawkeye headquarters in the StatlerHilton Hotel the Iowa governor promised full freedom of choice for each delegate after t K HilO GIobcGazctlc photo from Navy helicopter by Jo Moors as the Blue Angels were forced to limit their show to flybys be AIR VIEW OF AIR SHOW Crowds of people planes and ears as me JDJUC Angeis were lorcea to limit tneir siiow to flybys be seem to overflow the Mason City Airport at the eighth annual Avia cause of the low ceiling In the background can be seen the lineup tion Day Sunday A crowd estimated at more than 100000 watched of cars along Highway18 Blue Angels role shortened the opening on which they are bound by convention resolution to support Loveless as a favor ite son THEN HE announced that he would state his own preference By DICK SULLIVAN GlobeGazette Staff Writer The weather did its best to ruin the eighth annualAviation Day show at Mason City Sun day but not even gray skies and fog stopped an estimated the differences parties are not between the as clearcut these days as they were back in the old days when the divi sion was over high and low tariff a monetary system based on a gold standard and one admitting of silver coinage re straints on or extension of slavery and the many other things that lent themselves to ringing party slogans IT WOULD BE EASY to pur sue this thought further but in this visit Im determined to call up some of the high spots of those past 15 conventions for possible comparison with the high spots which await me at my No 16 and No 17 quadren nial gatherings At that first convention in Kansas City a whole new and wonderful world seemed to be opening up to me My memories of that convention 32 years ago are much more vivid than of some that followed It shouldnt be but one does become a little calloused to the trappings of politics as he older grows and I am oldergrowing Two friendships growing out of that first Kansas City con clave in 1928 constituted the high spots for me One was with William Allen White the other with Will Rogers Good fortune smiled on me I was seated just back of White and alongside WiH Rogers Knowing them was a priceless privilege At a half dozen subsequent conventions I renewed ac quaintance with William Allen White But the 1932 conventions in Chicago Will Rogers last Death tragically intervened and the world lost one of its truly great souls THREE OR FOUR THINGS come to mind as I think back on the Democratic convention of 1928 It was held at Houston and my livest recollection is of that sticky Texas heat which plaguec us all week The temporary structure housing the conven tion wasnt even insulated against the torrid sun saynoth ing of airconditioned a term Continued on 2 what his critics called charac teristic indecision Gov Edmund G Brown announced he is back ing Kennedy BUT HE LATER denied that this constituted a release from their pledge to vote for him on the first The delegation put off until Tuesday any poll of sentiment but most of its members thought it would sum mon at least 60 votes for Ken nedy toward the 761 The decision of California and some other states could deter mine whether Kennedy snatches the prize on the first roll call Among others Gov Herschel C Loveless of Iowa released a favorite son delegation after it casts its 26 votes for him on the first tally as directed by the states party convention Having done that the delegation could switch before the final result was announced Kennedy indicated Sunday night that if he wins he would choose a Midwesterner as the vice presidential candidate j ballot good reasons he explained wh this decision must be deferre I am not trying to be coy he assured his fellow delegate For a week Loveless has bee making the headlines here b reason of his participation i the meetings of the conventio rules committee This body ha been under pressure to head 01 any stampede for Kennedj More than once too the Love less name has shown up as likely spot on the ticket with Kennedy How he would reac to this course is by no means certain One of his supporters put it this way Why would he wish to give up a sure thing for senatoria election to take a chance on the vice presidency IN AN INFORMAL ballot con ducted at the suggestion of Gov Loveless the Iowa delegates 49 out of 52 present revealed a pronounced preference for Ken nedy over his three rivals It was Kennedy 33 Symington 8 Stevenson 5 Johnson 4 Supporters of all three of the less favored candidates pro fessed to find comfort in the results Their reasoning is that the Kennedy strength will be gin to wane after the second is smae lr 100000 people from flocking to the airport to see the Navys Blue Angels perform Prevailing cloudiness from early morning until nearly time for the Blue Angels to take to the air indicated there would be no show However a break final ly came late in the afternoon and let a little sunshine in The show was limited Is to stop air show to straight flybys as the crowd cheered the Blue Angels with just a touch of disappointment in their hearts The disappoint ment was because much of the drama was taken out of the show by the low ceiling The breathtaking maneuvers requir ing a higher altitude had to be canceled EVEN WITH the announce ment of the limited show not too many of the enthusiastic vis itors some of whom had traveled hundreds of miles by plane and automobile left the field before the last Blue Angel had set down on the runway Commander Zeb Knott leader of the Blue Angels lost a land ing gear when he touched down on the runway after the per formance The plane dug up a little dirt and came to rest on the infield grass Knott was un injured in the mishap The feeling was almost unani mous that the Blue Angel had given the crowd all they pos sibly could As one disappointed spectator commented They may be flying the newest jets but its still the same old weath er There was no disappointment as far as the rest of the show was concerned Visitors began lining up by the hundreds early in the morning for a firsthand tour of the numerous static disl plays BY TIME FOR the afternoons program to get under way the crowd was estimated at be at least as large as last years 100000 Several officials felt that it was larger Chief of Police Leo Risacher of cars parked and the traffic still coming that this was tha biggest crowd yet The crowd would have been even larger had the weather been fully cooperative Not nearly as many private planes flew in for the show as was an ticipated Dr John B Dlxon chairman of the Kiwanis Club committee in charge of the flight breakfast said judging from the numbe Other photos on pages 3 6 20 said they served about 600 breakfasts They were prepared shot down RB47 LONDON Soviet Un on announced Monday it had hot down a missing American lane over the Barents Sea July and that the two men were icked up Moscow Radio said a plane based temporarily In England had been on an elec tromagnetic mapping mission Moscow radio said the survi vors would be prosecuted with oviet note was handed to the have been JS Embassy protesting a vioand Norway LS Embassy protesting a ation of its air space by the B47 reconnaissance craft This was the first word of the lane which disappeared July with six men aboard while on scouting flight over waters full severity of Soviet law The nfiw broadcast said Soviet notes also jhave been handed to Britain It said Soviet antiaircraft de fenses spotted the plane flying towards the frontier of the USSR The Soviet note identified a corpse picked up as that of a Capt Palm The official crew list given out orth of Norway and the Soviet nion u uu The US Air Force said the by the us Air Force at Wies baden on July 2 contained the name of Capt William G Palrn 39 Oak Ridge Tenn The Rus sians said the two American survivors were 1st Lt Freeman Olmstead 24 Elmira NY and 1st Lt John R McKone 28 Tonganoxie Kan The plane was the second US craft downed in two months The Russians reported they downed a U2 photo plane over Sverdlovsk on May 1 The planes pilot Francis Powers has been indicted by Soviet authorities and is to stand trial for espionage mice unica On the inside Editorials Page 4 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets7 Society News 89 Ctear Lake News 10 Sports 1112 News Quiz 13 Comics 15 North Iowa News 22 TIGHT FORMATION The weatherman restricted the antics of the Blue Angels at the Mason City air show Sunday but the Navy precision flyingteam nevertheless thrilled the crowd with lowlevel forma tion flying The Angels under federal regulations cannot perform their full show when the ceiling is less than 6000 feet Ground haze also was bad The weather IOWA GOVERNOR CALLS ON KEN NEDY Gov Herschel C Loveless of Iowa poses with Massachusetts Sen John F Kennedy left after meeting AP Pliotofax with him in Los Angeles Loveless has released the Iowa delegation from their favorite son committment as soon as it ballots once SAME black flat Menus Dojith a Fast SI North Iowa Partly cloudy sea tered showers and thunder storms through Tuesday Con tinued humid Little warme Monday night lows in uppe 60s Continued warm Tues day highs in the 80s Iowa Partly cloudy scatterec showers or thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday Warmer east and central Mon day night lows 6570 Turning cooler extreme northwesl to low 90s southeast Further outlook Scattered thunder showers cooler north and not so warm south Wednesday Minnesota Variable cloudiness showers Highs Tuesday 8290 Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Mon day night through Saturday with a warming trend the lat ter part of the week After noon highs will be in the 80s and overnight lows in the 60s Rainfall witt average 40 to 75 of an inch in occasional showers and thunderstorms throughout the week Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum 73 61 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Monday Maximum 78 Minimum 65 67 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 49 iO ocrVc 3u many but inclement weather kept many pilots from making the trip THE NAVYS HUP2 helicop tor from Minneapolis was on standby during the show for emergency ambulance service It was called into action in the afternoon to deliver a spectator to the hospital Mrs Emil Sowi ja Dodge Center Minn col lapsed just before the Blue An gel performance and was taken to Mason City aboard the heli copter She was treated at St Josephs Mercy Hospital and dismissed Max Conrad The Flying Grandfather had his record setting Comanche on display along with numerous other civil ian aircraft which drew a great number of spectators IN THE afternoon the visitors took a break from the roar of airplane engines to listen to the fine music provided by the SAC Band from Offutt AFB in Neb raska and to cheer the precision marching demonstration of the Elite Guard Other crowd drawers were the FireCrash team from Minne apolisStPaul Airport and the Ozark Air Lines F27 which made two flights during the day Igor Bensen of Raleigh N C designer and pilot of the Ben sen Gyrocopter put on a lengthy performance to delight the crowd while waiting for the Blue Angels to take off With the exception of the lim ited performance by the Blue Angels everything went off ac cording to plan By the mil itary aircraft were ready to de part and the thousands of visit ors began the slow drive back home The traffic presented much less of a problem this year than in the past thanks to the co operative efforts of the Mason City police the Iowa Highway Patrol and the National Guard and Army reservists Lt M L Dean Iowa High way Patrol flew in the National Guard helicopter to spot conges tive areas and relay the infor mation by radio to patrol cars on the road He said the entire removal of cars from the airport took about two hours which is just half the time required last year Lt Dean said the oneway plan for Highway 18 worked beautifully and with the well planned parking facilities traf fic problems were greatly minimized   

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