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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Mtttd for tht HMM VOL If AnocUted fna utf VtfMI CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Tht newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors mn lNNWbM MASON IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 7 Copy CoiwltU ol Two HOME EDITION One Mans Opinion A Radio Commtntary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLU U3IHII pm Siindm WOI AMES pm WTAD Qalney 9SO pm Thar WSUI OWE CUT tttS How we got our postal service TF YOU WANT TO GO ON taking our U S mail servic for granted as 9 out of 10 o us do I must caution yo against reading a book just off the Holt Rinehart and Winsto Press Its title is simply U MAIL and the story therein re lated about our postal servic is by Postmaster General Ar thur E Summerfield as told t Charles Kurd Its a good story exciting told It will make you bot aware and proud of your posta service My reviewers copy of th 256page volume reached m with the compliments of valued friend Charles Kurd author of what was called Compact History of the Ameri can Red Cross Im quite sur that Mr Summerfield himse would be first to acknowledgi that the story of the postal serv ice transmitted to Charlie Hurd by him lost nothing in thi writing Well over half of the Hik i given over to the histor as pects of our mail In the author goes back 2 centuries to King Cyrus the Great of Persia sponsor of the first recorded organized posta service His royal messengers operating on scheduled routes over post roads under threa of death carried royal edict and reports from one end o the Persian Empire to the other LITTLE about the mail ice had changed 500 years later when it was the tool of the Ro man Emperors the Summer field book recalls Julius Caesar had a courier service that carried imperial reports from London to Rome in 26 days But here again the writer was quick to add the service existed to serve despotic con trol not to broaden the life of the people of the Empire Such services came 1500 years later Frances King Louis XI took a shot at a postal service with messengers announcing their arrival with golden horns Henry VIII established Eng lands first postal service again as the exclusive prerogative of Jthe crown Elizabeth I made the service available to anybody but at excessive cost And thats about where mat ters stood when the American colonists began thinking1 up ways to link up distant places in their primitive civilization The first such service in 1672 was between New York and Boston supervised by a Mas ter of the Postes in faraway London FROM THAT TINY AGORN a mighty oak has grown How great is that oak The annual cash transactions of the nations 36000 post offices including the sale of stamps money orders postal savings and other charges for domestic services approximate bil lion a year Nothing in the field of private industry even ap proaches that level The rate of growth is indl cated by what Jias happened since the turn of the century when the mail volume was 4 billion pieces In the time since then it has multiplied 15 times and is still growing The end isnt even in sight By 1985 according to Bureau of Census estimates the United States is scheduled to have a population of 304 million and a mail volume some 37 times greater than a century prior to that date The per capita aver age is expected to be 485 pieces of mail per year If you are an astronomer figure it out for yourself how many billion pieces of mail will be handled by our postal service 25 years from now WHEN THE COLONIES cut their ties with the mother coun try and assembled the Conti nental Congress one of the first Coniinwtd on 2 THE BIG DAYS AT HAND Only a few hours separate the presidential candidates supporters and the polling places and both Vice President Nixon and Sen John Kennedy are making the best of them At top Nixon assists Lynn Cooperman to the platform at Madison Wis She was given special AP Photofax recognition after having broken her ankle distributing party literature over the weekend Below Kennedy addresses a rally at Providence E I with his three sisters lending a helping hand The girls are left to right Eunice Patricia and Jean Nixon wins in straw voting here Nixon and Lodge will carry it a son City by a 3 to 2 vote uesday if the Mason City ligh School straw vote is as re able as it usually is The ote was 632 for the two Repub cans and 410 for Kennedy and ohnson the Democratic can idates The Republican candidate for overnor of Iowa Norman Irbe also won by 588 to 444 ver E d w a r d J McManus emocrat H R Gross Repub can incumbent for represent tive in Congress won by 544 to 89 over Edward J Gallagher emocrat In the race for the US Sen te post the high school stu ents and faculty members cratched their ballots how ver They voted for Demo ratic Gov Herschel Loveless ver Republican Jack Miller 48 to 498 The paper ballots were pre ared distributed collected nd counted by the Modern roblems class of Robert L eston The voting was car ed on Monday morning On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 8910 News Quiz 11 Clear Lake News 11 Sports 1516 Latest Markets 18 Mason City News 1819 Comics 20 North Iowa News 22 Voters will face wind and cold Iowa voters may have to wend their way to the polls in cold and blustery weather Tues day The Weather Bureau said Monday northerly winds would sweep over the state on election day bringing much colder weather and considerable cloudiness and possibly some light ram in the east There evenmightbe a few snow flur ries in the northeast the bureau added However sunny skies pre vailed over the state Monday with afternoon temperatures the 50s MILESTONE NEAR New York UPI General Motors will make this week me millionth vehicle it has built since it was founded in 1908 Tots body found in razed home THOMPSON The body of Elaine Fay Randall 2 was found Monday morning in the ashes of the home of her par ents Mr and Mrs Harold Ran dall Dr C H Potter Winnebago County coroner said about 50 men with tractors and drag lines went over the ruins of the home sifting ashes and moving all debris The child was asleep in the house Friday when an explo sion thought to be caused by an oil burner set the house on fire The father who was out side at the time of the blast was unsuccessful in his attempt to find her before the house collapsed Search continued Saturday and Sunday for some trace of the body Dr Potter said the smoke and ashes had so ob scured the first attempts that the body was overlooked Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at the Trini ty Lutheran Church north of Thompson A massive finale to vote campaign Kennedy restates issues WITH KENNEDY in New England m Sen John F Ken nedy sparked the last day of his presidential campaign Monday with a charge that Vice Presi dent Richard M Nixon believes that peace can be secured by parades and visits to the Soviet Union He said in Providence R I that the productive power of the United States put to great pur poses is the only real answer to the struggle with the Com munists That Kennedy said is the basic issue of the campaign KENNEDYS PRESS secre tary Pierre Salinger said esti mates indicated that the Repub licans are spending for television time Monday We are demanding to know from the vice president some time during his telecast what is the origin of these funds and what commitments were made to get them Salinger said Salinger said the rep resents the largest expenditure for television or radio time on the day before election in his tory THE DEMOCRATIC candidate was using the give em heir style that lie began three days ago Roaring applause and chanted answers indicated that he crowd liked it Kennedy said to expand peace and freedom our country has o go back to work again here n the United States There are no short cuts no easy way no overnight weekend meeting which will bring a change in the balance of power in the world he said This is a close election he old his audiences It may be decided by one or two per cent of the vote in the major states His aides are watching closely or lastminute reports from California Texas Illinois Ohio Michigan and New Jersey Gettysburg to be permanent home for Eisenhowers First time in N Y Teachers on strike NEW YORK W A teachers strike Monday crippled New Yorks school system It was the first such walkout in the citys history Most of the 837 public schools managed to keep some sort of makeshift program going Placard carrying teachers paced the sidewalks outside buildings as the time for morning classes came and the citys million pupils converged on the schools Classes were reshuffled doubled up Clerks and supervisors were put into teaching places Calls went ourfw any substituter available School Supt John J Theobald warned that teachers taking part in the strike face dismissal The striking United Federation of Teachers had demanded dutyfree lunch periods for teachers additional sick leave pro visions and salary adjustments for teachers with special train ing The Union does not have a contract with the school system Poll gives Kennedy slim edge By KENNETH FINK Princeton Research Service PRINCETON John Kennedy will win the presiden tial election by possibly the bar est of possible margins the Princeton Research Service said Monday following tabula tion of its final soundings Satur day night PRS which never has been wrong in its predictions for president revealed that its polls showed the following KennedyJohnson 52 NixonLodge 48 GETTYSBURG Pa resident Eisenhower told his rettysburg pastor Sunday he las decided to make his perma nent home here Eisenhower volunteered this information as the Rev Robert A MacAskill walked down the aisle with him after am ervices at the Gettysburg resbyterian Church Some of he worshippers overheard the remark The minister told reporters hat except for Eisenhowers residence remark the Presi dent has disclosed to him little if his plans after he leaves the White House in January THE LAST previous sounding completed Oct 26 showed Ken nedy ahead with 509 per cent and Nixon with 489 per cent and 2 undecided In this final preelection fore cast there are a number of fac ors that must be kept in mind 1 All samplings surveys are subject to a margin of error which in the case of Princeton Research Service has averaged about three percentage points 2 Sentiment can change dur ng the very last few hours 3 Size of the turnout may be the deciding factor IN CONTRAST to the close KennedyNixon findings senti ment for the House of Repre sentatives shows Democratic candidates across the nation with a clear and substantial lead over GOP candidates The final poll showed Democratic candidates 56 Republican candidates 44 Thus barring a big political upset both houses of Congress are expected to retain Demo cratic majorities in Tuesdays election The Democrats virtual ly are assured control of the Senate even before the voting starts CRASH KILLS 9 TEMPLETON Que Nine persons were killed Sunday night and at least 10 others in jured when a bus and a station wagon collided head on on a curve near this town near Ot tawa WIND North Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night with increasing southerly winds lows upper 30s to lower 40s Mostly cloudy with shifting winds Tuesday turning cold er with chance of scattered showers highs upper 40s to lower 50s Iowa Mostly fair and warmer w i t h increasing southerly winds Monday night excep increasing cloudiness north west and northeast lows in the 40s Cloudy showers windy and turning colder Tuesday highs gen erally in the 50s Further out look Decreasing cloudiness and colder Wednesday Minnesota colder Highs Tuesday in 40s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 42 Minimum 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 23 Minimum 2 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 45 Minimum 34 Precipitation Trace Heavy loss in elevator fire MISSOURI VALLEY firemen battled through the night to save a new elevator and 600000 bushels of grain after ire destroyed anold elevator and caused an estimated 300 damage Sunday SAME Nixon in Midwest drive MADISON Wis President Richard Vice M Nixon started this final day of the campaign early and with a vigorous new attack on his oeratic rival Sen John F Ken nedy Facing a grueling last round of battling including four hours of answering voters questions on a nationwide television Nixon arrived here shortly am after an overnight flight from Anchorage Alaska HE GOT A rousing welcome from a crowd estimated unoffi cially at 3500 which turned out for an airport rally in chilly weather The ground was white with frost as Nixon and his wife Pat came down the ramp from their jet airliner Nixon tore into Kennedys farm programin this rich dairy state The program would cause a million jobs tobe lost on the farms of America he told his audience Dealing specifically with the situation in Wisconsin Nixon said the Kennedy plan would cut farmers total sales of milk and cream Nixon dealt briefly with the situation in Cuba and the Fidel Castro regime there HE SAID CUBA needed a revolution which Castro led But the vice president added he people of Cuba need an honest government a ernment Then Nixon said to cheers The time will come when the tyrants will come down and the free people will rise Nixon concluded by calling on he to go out and work hard for 24 hours and win thi9 election By midnight Nixon will have sped 7000 miles in 32 hours by chartered jet airliner in a barn storming blitz circling from Los Angeles to Alaska the continen tal heartland and return Dutch offer base on Venezuelan coast THE HAGUE Netherlands m Netherlands government las proposed establishment of a U S naval base on the Dutch Antilles island of Bonaire off he coast of Venezuela Vice remier C D Kroonsaid Bon ire was offered as an alterna ive to the U S base at Quanta namo Cuba in view of Prime Vtinister Fidel Castros c a m aign to force the United States ut of the Cuban base PAPER PURCHASED DETROIT m The Detroit ews Monday purchased the Detroit Times its afternoon ival and Detroit became a two ewspaper city The other news iaper in this metropolitan area f about 3 million population is ie morning Free Press Expert election forecasts available to suit all tastes By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Service WASHINGTONFor a change politicos have been relatively modest in their boasts and claims this year there were a extravagances Nevertheless good many and as alway one side had to be wrong The following is a partial record of what was by whom I would like to be behind like they are F Kennedy Aug 2 Betting odds on Vice Pres ident Richard M Nixon being elected President have moved up to Vegas odds maker Wilbur Clark Aug 12 The Democrats have a chance to sweep all 50 states National Chair man Henry M Jackson Aug 15 I think were going to win Thruston B Morton J a c k s o ns opposite number Aug 15 Vice President Nixon feels he has closed the gap consid secretary Her bert G Klein Aug 15 Weve always felt it was going to be a close Pierre Salinger Kennedyi press secretary Aug 15 Sen Kennedy thinks he is running slightly behind Nixon Hes not worried be cause hes been behind before Aug 16 A growing number of polls and newspaper endorsements indicate that support for the NixonLodge ticket is mount ing all over the Morton Aug 17 Lodge is adding more strength to the GOP ticket than originally Nixon aide Robert H Finche Aug 20 I dont have any faith in prophets or pollsters But the Democrats are going to win Ill tell you S Truman Aug 20 It is my personal opinion that the Democratic Party will carry every state in the South in thew McCloskey Democratic National Committee t r a s urer Aug 19 Kennedy has a good chance of winning every state in No Aug 21 Im sure they wont carry the farm Klein Aug 22 Im confident a large part of the South will swing to the Barry Goldwater Aug 23 Nixon is favored by 587 per cent of 2390 farm owners op erators and their Prairie Farmer Magazine Aug 23 Of course Jack is going to have trouble in the South If we come out of there with 55 votes or so of the 125 in the 11 southern states anything else will be Ken nedy Sept 3 Our poll shows Nixon lead ing by a 5446 ard W Hall chairman of the Nixon campaign committee Sept 4 A powerful trend is running for Kennedy It seems to be building into a landslide that could even sweep Gov Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut Oct 11 There is no great enthu siasm for either candidate Gallup Oct 17 My state of North looks like a cinch right now for the vice president Do not be surprised too if Nixon also carries South Carolina and unless Kennedy polls a tremendous vote in Fulton County he may even lost Georgia along with Virginia Florida Tennessee Ken tucky Arkansas and very likely Golden editor of The Carolina Is raelite Oct 17 Indications are for a big electoral vote victory forKen Forecaster Louis H BeanOct 18 Kennedy will carry 35 of the 50 states Former Demo cratic National Chairman Stephen A Mitchell Oct 18 Nixon will carry only three South Caro lina and Democratic National Chair man James A Farley Oct 20 Nixon can win the election without New Finch Oct 24 A great tide has been run ning in favor of our Vice President Nixon Oct 26 My telephone poll indi cates a Democratic landslide comparable to and possibly exceeding the victories of B Johnson Oct 28 I feel we are going ahead to a tremendous victory but not because of any Henry Cabot Lodge Oct 31 It is Nixon versus Kennedy and I lookto the future with some degree F Kennedy Oct 31 Im no X Dewey Nov 1 OH YEAH
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