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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper IdtHd VOLW MASON CITY GLOBE Tht newspaper that makes all North lowans HOME EDITION PMM rad United Vnu tatonutloMl Full LCIM Wtni MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10 1WO neighbors Tc a Consists Four No M Eisenhower offers to meet with Jack soon How did Kennedy doit Explanations are varied By JAMES MAR LOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON hatful of explanations are mixed up in Sen John F Kennedys victory over Vice President Richard M Nixon in the presidential elec tion They range from the persona and political to television anc tactics At least the results seemed to explode the myth thai a Roman Catholic couldnt be elected president even though the issue was a definite factor 1 The close vote showed whal had been apparent throughoul the campaign There was no overwhelming enthusiasm for either man The choice was be tween two men rather than be tween two parties BUT THAT THE voters could and did choose sharply between parties was demonstrated by the results in the congressional races For the 13th time in the 15 elections since 1932 for House and Senate the Democrats were given control of Congress 2 The congressional results indicate that if Kennedy had been a Republican he might have been whipped For this reason He probably benefited from voters who saw little to choose between him and Nixon but cast a straight Democratic ballot 3 Something in Nixons make up hurt him In an almost mys tical way some voters said they were picking Kennedy because I dont like Nixon although when asked why theycouldnt say 4 Nixon undoubtedly got some benefit from being associated with President Eisenhower and his administration but it also handicapped him BECAUSE HE had been part of it he couldnt be critical of it even if he had wanted to He de fended the administration and couldnt go much beyond its performance and programs in offering ideas of his own He was handcuffed in another way too While Kennedy could offer unhindered and apparently popular liberal programs and promises Nixon had to worry about pleasing both the liberal and conservative wings of his party This left him in the middle 5 This middle meant restraint in promises allowed Kennedy to appear more farseeing more earnest about the future more on the move Kennedy jibed at him for his middle ground role 6 TV played an enormous part in the campaign since it gave the voters a chance to see the two candidates side by side to examine their minds at work and to form closeup im pressions of both 7 NIXON PULLED a politi cal boner in appearing with Ken nedy on TV and debating him Nixon because of his seven years with the Eisenhower ad ministration was known in every home i Kennedy outside his own Mas sachusetts really was a comj parative unknown to many But in the very first debate he not only landed side by side with Nixon in 70 million homes but many thought had the better of it 8 Kennedy with his more liberal programs of medical care for the aged federal help with teachers pay a higher minimum able to ap peal to groups whom the more restrained Nixon couldnt reach 9 The business slump was perhaps a factor Last April long before the campaign Nix on let it be known that if there was an economic downturn by election day he didnt think the Republicans could win It did turn down 10 Nixon long billed as a great debater turned out to be more of an arguer It worked to his disadvantage In his inces sant attempts to tear Kennedy down he helped build him up North Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday night and Friday Lows Thursday night in the 20s Highs Friday in the upper 40s and lower 50s Iowa Partly cloudy warmer Thursday night and in east and south Friday Lows Thurs day night in the 20s Highs Friday in the lower 50s Further outlook Partly cloudy not much Kennedy to select an aide AUGUSTAGa tf Presi dent Eisenhower offered Thurs day to meet with Presidentelect John Kennedy at any mutually convenient time to arrange an orderly transfer of government al power The President also said he temperature Saturday Minnesota Growing cloudy snow flurries Highs Friday in 30s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precip 25 8 14 trace of snow Nixon already has had many offers of jobs WASHINGTON A Several universities law firms and cor porations already have offeree positions to Vice President Richard M Nixon an aide says But his press secretary Her bert G Klein reported he had absolutely no idea what Nixon plans to do after leaving the race presidency next Jan 20 There was no immediate word on any possibility of his remain ing inpolitics The Nixons were cheerec Wednesday night by a crowd of about 500 when they returned by jet airliner from California With the vice president and hi wife were their two daughters Tricia 14 and Julie 12 For Nixon it was the end of a 64000mile quest for the presi prize lad gone to Democrat John F Kennedy In the airport crowd greeting he Nixons were Secretary of state Christian A Herter Atty Gen William P Rogers and Lt Col John Eisenhower son of he Presidennt and his wife Barbara The President had left during the day for a golfing va cation in Augusta Ga PLANS VISIT BONN Germany UP West German Chancellor K o n r a d Adenauer will meet in Washing on in February with John F Cennedy after he takes office as president would be tween designated Kennedy rep resentatives and those of the Eisenhower administration par ticularly Secretary of State Christian A Herter In a message sent from hi vacation headquarters Eisen hower suggested that Kenned send an aide to meet with th White House chief of staff Wil ton B Persons to make the ar rangements I WOULD LIKE you to know that I stand ready to meet with you at any mutually convenien time to consider problems o continuity of government and an orderly transfer of executive re sponsibility on Jan 20 from mj administration to yours th President said Eisenhower sent this message in a telegram to Kennedy at his Hyannis Port Mass headquar ters Press secretary James Hagerty made it public after an expected Kennedy reply had in time to be re leased simultaneously with thi Presidents wire Hagerty told newsmen he un derstood Kennedys answer presumably an acceptance o Eisenhowers offer would released as soon as it is re ceived sometime during the day THE PRESIDENT is known to be especially anxious to keep Kennedy up to date on all de velopments involving the future of Berlin disarmament and a possible EastWest summit con erence Eisenhower also hoped that Kennedy would name his sec retary of state within a few weeks so that lie could work with Herter in the days before he Democrats take over the government In the 71 days remaining be ore Kennedy becomes presi dent however his men will not oin in policy making Hagerty said Eisenhower intends to re main fully responsible for all decisions until the moment Ken nedy is sworn in Corpse in casket proves to be that of someone else NEW YORK UPI The funeral of an air lines hostess killed in a highway accident in California was called off Thurs day when the corpse was identified as that of another girl The New York girl who was to have been buried here was Mary Hawthorne 26 one of four American Airlines steward esses involved in a taxi accident in San Bruno Calif Nov 7 Actually Mary is still alive though in a coma with her face swathed in bandages at Peninsula Hospital San Mateo Calif The dead girl was Joan Frost 26 Philadelphia who has been sharing an apartment in New York with several other hostesses The mistake in identity was discovered by American Airlines engineer Robert Evans when he and a friend Norma Pugh visited the funeral home Miss Hawthornes mother who had ordered the coffin kept closed and an uncle and aunt had remained at the funeral home until Evans and Miss Pugh arrived then left for their homes Evans told an attendant he would like to have the coffin opened for just a minute so he could slip a ring that had senti mental significance on Miss Hawthornes finger Thats not Mary exclaimed Evans when the coffin was opened Miss Pugh alto said the corpse was someone other than her friend PAYING OFF AN ELECTION BET Whats this the payoff on an election bet with Gleo the dog giving Jlhubarb the cat a wagon ride Actually theyre movie actors trained by Frank Inn of Sun Valley AP Photofax Calif for work in Hollywood films Cleo looking ashamed as a dog should is just giving Rhubarb a ride because Inn told her to Popular edge narrows but Jack holds 300 elector als WASHINGTON a dwindling popular margin from a record voter turnout Sen John F Kennedy held 300 elec toral votes as he prepared to take over the presidency 71 days hence With counting continuing in California and Alaska Kennedy had captured 22 states with 300 electoral more than the needed 269 Vice President Richard M Nixpn took control in 25 states with 188 votes Eight electors in Mississippi and six in Alabama were not commit ted but probably would have gone to Kennedy in a showdown BUT IN THE popular vote Kennedy held amargin of less than 325000 votes in a tally of more than 66 million for the major party candidates With returns yet to come and tallies for minor parties it appeared that Kennedys presidential vic tory might come on less than a majority of the popular vot cast His 502 per cent of th popular vote made it the tight est election since 1916 when Woodrow Wilson d e f e a t e c Charles Evans Hughes Working with him will be a Democraticcontrolled Congres in which however Republican will show some gains over the present lineup For the last si years Congress and the White House have been controlled b different parties Unemployment jumped in October a month in which it usually dips WASHINGTON This is the highest such ment jumped by 191000 in OctoMe of the idle in proportion to 3er although the idle rate mally declines in the fall Em ployment dropped by 277000 When the figures were re leased at the Labor Depart ment a government spokesman acknowledged in response to questions that the report coulc lave been announced before Tuesdays election Some Democratic partisans lad contended the administra ion was holding up an unfavor able employment report for po itical reasons Seymour Wolfbein the Labor departments manpower chief said that the overall employ ment unemployment data was available around the first of every month But he said it was he usual procedure to hold up he figures until supplemental data was available The October report showed hat unemployment rose by 191 00 increasing from 3388000 in September to 3579000 The idle figure usually declines by around 00000 in October This contraseasonal climb in unemployment sent the season ally adjusted unemployment ate from 57 per cent in Sep ember to 64 per cent in Octo jthe total work force since De On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 678 Latest Markets 10 Mason City News 1011 Clear Lake News 15 North Iowa News 16 Sports 1718 Comics 26 cember 1958 Employment declined from 67767000 to 67490000 October usually brings a seasonal in crease of about 400000 jobs The number of longterm un employed those idle 15 weeks or longer rose to nearly one million AP Photofax SAMMY MAY GET MARRIAGE singer Sammy Davis Jr and actress May Britt pose at the Los Angeles marriage license bureau as they obtain a license to wed The Negroentertainer and Miss Britt a Swedish film star plan to marry on Sunday Tuesdays election provided a Senate makeup of 64 Democrats and 36 Republicans to replace the 6634 division of the presen Senate With tabulations in five House races incomplete the Democrats had elected 257 members and the Republicans 175 The old lineup including vacancies was 283154 The Re publicans had gained 22 seats BUT THE Democrats regis tered a net gain of one among state governors raising their statehouse total to highest since 1938 Of the 27 state posts at stake Demo crats won 15 and the Republi cans 12 with political changes iaking place in 13 states Six incumbents were defeated Hawaii the newest state went for Kennedy by just 117 votes out of more than 184 000 cast On the other hand A reverse of the voting pat ern in half a dozen other states that went to Nixon by narrow margins could have pushed Kennedy up to an electoral vote victory of landslide propor ions In California the race still was so tight that it may not be decided until absentee ballots are counted later in the month Vice President Nixons camp now is claiming victory in Cali brnia It says the count of 230 000 absentee ballots based on previous elections will give tfixon a slim margin Califor nias 32 electoral votes how ever still would leave him 45 short of the necessary 269 Loveless may go back in business DES MOINES UP Gov Her chel Loveless defeated Demo cratic candidate for U S sena or says he may go back into private business The onetime mayor of Ottumwa once oper ated a municipal supply busi ness there Loveless a support er of PresidentElect John Ken nedy likely will get an offer of ome kind of a government job however BOND ISSUE FAILS proposal to ssue in bonds to fi ance replacement of Dubuque Countys 104yearold jail was defeated in Tuesdays election 16476 to 13886 Oyertu re made by Nikita Maneuvers for talks WASHINGTON M r Soviet Premier Khrushchev is already maneuvering for a summit con ference with President elect John I1 Kennedy He has begun with soft words and this probably signifies a lull in the cold war for the next several months Western diplomats here agree that Khrushchevs interest in resuming negotiations looking to a new summit meeting was be unusual message of congratulations which he dis patched to Kennedy Wednesday IN HIS MESSAGE JChrusfu chev called for a return to the kind of SovieMJS relations which existed in the administra tion of President FranklinDf Roosevelt at a time when the two countries were allied against Nazi Germany But he went be yond that reference to the past He declared that in the inter est of world peace the Soviet Union isready to continue the efforts to solve such a pressing problem as disarmament to set tle the German issue throughthe earliest conclusion of a peace treaty and to reach agreement on other questions Any steps in this direction he said in a sentence that could embrace both summit and lomatic negotiations will al ways meet with the full under standing and support of the So viet government Kennedy during the campaign declared himself willing to go to the summit but only on con dition that there is some rea son to believe that a meeting of minds can be obtained on either Berlin outer space or general disarmament including nu clear testing FOR THE PERIOD imme diately after the next president takes office Jan 20 Kennedy said on building up U S strength because the Soviet Union does understand strength Neither in Kennedys state ment before the election nor in Khrushchevs new message is there any hint of changes in basic U S or Soviet policy Khrushchev fcas said repeated ly that he wants a peace treaty signed separately by East and West Germany whereas the United States stands firm on a peace treaty signed by a united jfermany Khrushchev wants he western Allies to pull out of West Berlin Kennedy like Ei lenhower has pledged firm US support for the continued inde pendence of West Berlin from ommunist rule What the friendly wording of he Khrushchev message does seem to mean is that the Soviet eader is prepared to resume active broadscale negotiations jdthJLIJgwUSt administrating on a variety of problems PERSHING EXHIBIT PARIS FranceAmer a committee opened a me tnorial exhibit Thursday to Gen ohn J Pershing It is the 100th anniversary of the birth of the American World War I com mander SAME DATE1959574 if Iowa Demo chairman may offer to resign after GOP sweep By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Writer DES MOINES IDPA Not only has there been a change in Iowas weather there has been a change in Iowas politi cal climate The Republicans have stemmed the recent Demo cratic tides While Republicans are cele brating their sweep in Iowas general election Democrats are already thinking about the next election The Democratic state central committee will meet in Des Moines Tuesday to discuss elec tion results Undoubtedly the major topic of the day will be the future of Democratic State Chairman Donald Duke Norberg The Iowa Daily Press Association has learned there is a strong possibility Norberg may offer to voluntarily step down as state chairman NORBERC WHEN reached at Bloomficld said he had no comment to make on the re port The former Albia newspaper editor has been Democratic state chairman the past three years He succeeded Jake More who spent 17 years as state chairman before he was ousted from office in 1957 Norberg did offer a comment on the election saying our Democratic partys identifica tion with the constitutional con vention and the aggressive cam paign waged by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa Manufacturers Asso c i a t i o n against the convention proposal were important factors in the Democratic partys defeat Actually the constitut i o n a 1 convention question is only one of many factors that needs to be examined in making an analysis of the general election in Iowa Unquestionably the large num ber of lowans voting a straight Republican ticket helped the GOP tremendously For ex ample in the U S Senate race won by Republican Jack Miller a shift of 25000 votes would have meant victory for Democrat Herschel Loveless and conceiv ably the Democratic state ticket might have won instead of the Republican slate of candidates ADVERTISING ALSO played an important role in the cam paigns especially in the sena torial race It may be a coinci dence but it appears to this ob server that Miller started to pick up political ground on Loveless in the last two weeks of the campaign During this period the state was saturated with radio tele vision and newspaper advertise ments In an interview with newsmen Loveless estimated Miller has spent to every he has spent in the Senate campaign Love less also said he spent less mon ey in this campaign than in either his 1956 or 1958 guberna torial campaigns The election also proved the name Miller continues to be a votegetter in Iowa The Miller name became popular with Iowa voters in the 1930s and early 1940s during the tenure of
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