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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for tht Homt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The that makes all North lowans neighbors VOL Associated Press and United Press International full Um Wires MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 WO 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Two Nt M Attention focused on nonvoters They could affect outcome By WILLIAM DICKINSON JR GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Forecasts of an extremely close presiden tial election this year have made the habitual nonvoter an object of unusual attention Democrats and Republicans are wooing him as never before Both political parties recognize that dramatic turns in political history have been brought about by marked increases in the voting turnout Spokesmen for each party con tend that a large increase in registration will favor its ticket on Nov 8 Democrats are push ing their registration drive on the announced assumption that seven of every 10 new regis trants will vote for the Kennedy Johnson ticket Republican strategists cite statistics show ing that increases in registration may bring victory to Nixon and Lodge AT LEAST study by the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan indi cates that partisan registration drives carry a strong risk fac tor The habitual nonvoter fre quently is a person of little polit ical stability who is likely to hop aboard a psychological b a n wagon For example 82 per cent of nonvoters polled by the Survey Research Center after the 1948 election said they would have cast their ballots for President Truman if they had gone to the polls as against only 18 per cent who said they would have voted for Gov Thomas E Dewey But a similar poll taken after the 1956 election indicated that only 28 per cent of nonvot ers that year would have cast Democratic ballots whereas 72 per cent would have voted Re publican Certain political scientists long have questioned the value of get outthevote campaigns They argue that a large vote is not necessarily an informed vote and that in the words of one critic campaigns to bring out any kind of vote result in a dilution of whatever thoughtful ness others have contributed to the electoral process with an un measured potion of the poison of indifference irresponsibility and civic stupidity Persons of this mind assert that a small vote is part of the public record and itself a significant voter reac tion THE COUNTER argument and the one which appears to have the widest following is that maximum exercise of suffrage rights makes for the most truly r e p r e sentative government Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1807 That the government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part Yet un less many former non voters have a change of heart fewer than twothirds of the men and women of voting age will go to the polls this year The Census Bureau estimates that there will be about 108900 000 Americans of voting age by November including 1900000 members of the armed forces The largest proportional turnout for a presidential election was recorded in 1952 when 61522 000 men and women or 627 per cent of the civilians of voting age went to the polls The 62 027000 persons who voted in 1956 constituted only 604 per cent of an estimated total of 102743000 civilians of voting age COMMUNIST nations long have used American voting per centages to ridicule the idea that this country practices true de mocracy However when the American record is looked at in the light of obstacles to voting raised by the states under their power to prescribe qualifications for exercise of the franchise it appears more favorable than the raw statistics suggest The American Heritage Foun dation has reported that in 1956 six million potential voters were unable to meet state residence requirements The poll tax and literacy tests discourage or bar the voting of hundreds of thou sands if not millions Nearly half a million citizens of voting age domiciled in the District of Columbia lack the franchise Convicts idiots and the insane art barred from voting ACTUALLY BOTH OUR BOYS ARE TOO YOUNG Politics and the cigar smoke that goes along with it are in the air as Jeffrey Allen Morse 5 and Ned Serleth 4 talk over the presidential election The eavesdropping photog rapher heard them agree that both Dick and Jack GlobeGazette photo by Jo Moore are too young for the job and decide to throw then support to Huckleberry Hound the TV cartoon star who is riding the Canine ticket J A is the son of Mr and Mrs Keith Morse 123 President Court while Big Ned hangs his campaign hat with Mr and Mrs Morris Serleth 112 12th NW Nixon favors 5th debate con be for 2 hours Vice President Richard M Nixon said Saturday he might agree to a fifth television debate with Sen John F Kennedy if it could be for two hours instead of one I dont rule it out if Sen Ken nedy will agree to our format Nixon said as he set out on a fastpaced car and plane stump ing tour in Pennsylvania There might be a chance if he will go the full route that is two hours Nixon had wanted to expand Friday nights fourth debate to two hours also but arrange Nashua men die in crash OWATONNA Minn UPI Two Iowa men were killed and another injured critically early Saturday when their car went through a stop sign and was struck broadside by another 14 miles south of here Killed in the crash were Harry G Swinton 71 Nashua and John P Ullon 62 rural Nashua LISTED IN critical condition at City Hospital here was Charles W Dorwin also of Nashua It was unknown which of the men was drivingthe car The highway patrol said the Iowa car went through a stop sign onMinnesota 30 and was struck broadside on U S 65 by a car driven by Noel Price Kansas City Mo then pushed into a third vehicle parked along the highway Price was not in jured SWINTON DIED at HM of the crash and Ullon at the hospital a short time after ar riving there The scene of the accident about 14 miles south of here was the same spot where an Iowa couple Mr and Mrs Frank Huffman Storm Lake were killed Sept 13 t ments from a technical stand point could not be made in time AFTER A Kennedy challenge Friday to meet in a fifth session and perhaps still others Nixon said he would not rule out the possibility However aides said there were problems because of the vice presidents tight cam paign schedule in the waning days The fourth debate has gone into history with both sides claiming success Nixon and Kennedy disputed challenged and rebuked each other for the better part of an hour Firday night before a tele vision and radio audience spread across the nation THEY CLASHED sharply over U S policy toward Cuba Nixon said his Democratic rival bad been irresponsible as never be fore in proposing aid to Cuban elements hostile to both Prime Minister Fidel Castro and for mer dictator Fulgencio Batista Kennedy said economic curbs thrown against Cuba by the Ei senhower administration and supported by the GOP candi date were inadequate to cope with Communist penetration of the island republic less than 100 miles from the U S coast Nixons press secretary Her bert G Klein pictures Nixon as convinced that the Cuban situation now may be one of the major foreign policy issues of On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 5 Church News 67 Society News 8 Sports Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 13 Clear Lake News 14 Building News 1415 North Iowa News 18 SAME D AT E1959535 N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES BOSTON Richard B Wigglesworth 69 US ambassador to Canada and former US congressman died Saturday at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital where he had been flown for treatment of phlebitis WASHINGTON Senate investigators seek ing the person or persons who financed the printing and mailing of 280000 antiCatholic documents have asked Texas Oilman H L Hunt for an interview it has been learned LOS ANGELES Eleven women and one man were in their fourth day of deliberations in the sec ond Finch murder trial The jury at the first trial of Dr R Bernard Finch and Carole Tregqff dead locked after a weeks deliberations The first case lasted 10 weeks the second panel received the case after 17 weeks of testimony SANTA MONICA Calif Florence Ad land 53 mother of the late ErrolFlynns protegee Beverly plans to be married Oct 31 to TV writer William B Rau 31 Mrs Adland said she has her unmarried daughters blessings and that Bev wanted to be the matron of honor Strongman of V Congo plans appeal to US Belmond crash kills 2 the campaign The Democratic nominee has vigorously attackec the Republican administrations handling of matters relating to Cuba KENNEDY SAID communism is most vulnerable in eastern Europe Nixon said the Russians maj be cheating on the suspension of nuclear tests These latter points were two of the newer slants in the fourth debate For the most part the candidates rehashed views stated in their previous meetings or on the campaign stump And for that reason voters who pre viously had seen or heard them argue could more quickly pick the man they favored before hand as the winner On Cuba Nixon said Ken nedys proposal would thrust the United States into another countrys internal affairs and thus alienate Latin American nations I think that Kennedys poli cies and recommendations for the handling of the Castro re gime are probably the most dangerously irresponsible recommendations that he has made during the course of this campaign Nixon said Nixon also said they would invite Soviet Premier Khrush chev to come into Latin Amer ica and to engage us in what would be a civil war and pos sibly even worse than that KENNEDY SAID the Unittd States lacked the prestige and influence to ask other countries south of the border and else where to join in an economic quarantine of Cuba Only joint action he said would make economic sanctions effective Castro is only the beginning of our difficulty throughout La tin America Kennedy said He charged the Eisenhower admin istration with ignoring that part of the world in which he said Castros influence is growing enormously The candidates settled nothing between themselves Kennedy hurried from the American Broadcasting Co studio where the combined network program originated to make an appear ance at Madison Square Garden and then take off for St Louis where he launches a Midwest tour and the vice president shook hands Minnesotans are victims BELMOND Eva Mark 77 and her son Paul 51 Tracy Minn died as a result of a two car smashup three miles north of here on Highway 69 Saturday morning The woman was killed out right and her son was dead on arrival at Belmond Community Hospital TWO OTHER persons are in critical condition a third in ser ious condition and a fourth in good condition at the hospital Mark had been driving south His car struck a northbound car broadside when the north bound car came into Marks lane Officers said the driver of the northbound car Clyde Hall 17 Goodell had swung out to pass a car that had stopped ahead of it THE THIRD car was not in volved Its driver had been waiting to turn left onto a gravel road In critical condition from the Marks car are Lois Mark 41 widow of the driver and their son John 20 Hall is in good condition bu his mother Lela 41 who was with him is in serious condi tion The accident occurred shortly before a m Fairfield man dies of crash injuries IOWA CITY G Lathrop 83 Fairfield died Fri day of injuries received in a raffic accident at the junction of highways 78218 north of Olds in Henry County SEED OF TROUBLE BATON ROUGE La Alphonse J Espinosa an ex convict may have to go back to prison because police curious Friday about fresh seeds in an empty bird cage The birdseed was marijuana Es pinosa pleaded guilty to being a narcotics addict North Iowa Partly cloudy and a little warmer Saturday night lows in the lower 40s Partly cloudy and cooler Sun day highs in the 50s Iowa Partly cloudy through Sunday Cooler west Saturday night lows 30s northwest to 4550 southeast Cooler over the state Sunday highs 50 northeast to 60s southwest Iowa further outlook Fair and warmer Monday Minnesota Partly cloudy cool er Highs Sunday near 55 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Oct 22 Maximum 59 Minimum 38 At 8 am 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 61 Minimum 39 PARTLY ClOUDY Heads Central College at 29 PELLA UB Arend D Lub bers 29 was inaugurated Fri day as the 17th president of Cen tral College founded in 1853 He is the youngest college presi dent in the United States Participating in the ceremonj was Dr Irwin J Lubbers fathe of the new president of Centra and himself a former presiden of the college The eldsr Lub bers now is president of Hop College Holland Mich The new president of Centra succeeds Dr G T Vander Lugl who resigned to assume a posi tion at the New Brunswic Seminary in New Jersey Scales down loss in apartment theft LOS ANGELES Retired stockbroker Raoul Fernandez who reported Tuesday tha burglars had stolen S3 million in jewelry stocks and deeds from his West Hollywood apart ment revised his estimate The loss he now says is between and and consists of jewelry and deeds Fernan dez who owned a large of stock in a soft drink concern said that in the excitement o the burglary he forgot that he had disposed of million in this stock several years ago SHIP AFTER RIVER CRASH Crewmen view the mangled side of the passengerfreighter The Alcoa Cersair after a collision early Saturday with another ship on the Mississippi River near Buras At least 9 persons died and more than 25 others were injured in the accident Story on Page 2 Will fly here on Monday Government tottering LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Army leader Col Joseph Mobutu announced Saturday he will eave for New York next week o seek support for his totter ing pro Western military re gime Immediately Mobutus politi cal enemies launched a drive to ring deposed pro Communist 3remier Patrice Lumumba back o power Blobutu refused to deal with UN Congo head Rajeshawar Dayal of India and said he wants to disclose Dayals atti tude personally to Secretary eneral Dag Hammarskjold HE SAID HE also wants to meet American officials to plead or help The announcement broke off the tense and stormy relations between Mobutu and the UN Congo command Mobutu ac cused Dayal of treating ma like a child Meanwhile Leopoldville prov ince President Cleophas Kamita tu one of the principal forces behind Lumumbas effort to re turn to power announced he will see Lumumba to discuss an immediate solution to the Congo crisis Kamitatu told a news confer ence in his luxurious villa guarded by grey uniformed city police Mr Dayal has given me the impression that it is time to treat with the legal govern ment Mobutu 30 vowed he intended to do all in my power to keep his regime of technical commis sioners from collapsing HE OPENLY accused United Nations Congo operation of supporting the return to pow er of former Premier Patrica Lumumba living under UN guard in the official premiers residence Mobutu has been pretty much running things in Leopoldville for more than a month but Lu mumba and his supporters have never let up on the pressure and the tide appeared to change this week against Mobutu Mobutu seized power in a bloodless coup Sept 14 with ap proval of the Congos President Joseph Kasavubu who has been keeping himself almost a re cluse Mobutu immediately expelled the Soviet and Czechoslovak diplomatic missions and advis ers who had poured into the Congo after independence was proclaimed last June 30 MOBUTUS collapse would undoubtedly mean the return of Soviet influence in the Congo His planned departure for the United States posed another serious problem the fate of the country gripped by chaos and by mounting tribal warfare that have reached the capital itself Two killed three hurt at Remsen REMSEN W persons were killed and three others were injured in the collision of a car and a gravel truck on Highway 35 outside of Remsea Saturday Killed were Mrs John Schiltz and Mrs Oliver Olson both of Remsen The injured taken to a LeMars hospital were Mrs Sylvester Lauters 60 San Diego Calif John Schiltz 78 husband of the dead woman and Mrs Josephine Majercs 73 Remsen   

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