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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North foras Daily Newspaper TW ffl CITY GLOBEGAZETTE EDITION The VOL ft Auocittod PrtM United Preu International Full Wlrw newspaper that mokes oil North I o wans MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER U WO neighbors 7c Paper Consliti of Two One NO a Busy year ahead for Meredith Will return to home town N ews in a By JACK GAVER DPI Drama Editor NEW YORK that he has opened a new musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown to keep his longrun The Music Man company on Broadway Meredith Willson is preparing to open a Sunday School build ing in his old home town Mason City Iowa The composerwriter and wife pillar of strength will participate Nov 20 in the dedication of a Sunday school annex to the Mason City First Congregational Church They contributed for the annex built as a memorial to his moth er Rosalie Reiniger Willson She was superintendent of the Sunday School at our church for almost 40 years Willson said You might say that the annex represents Mamas well deserved cut from a number of things that have turned out nicely for me BUT MAINLY I suppose the annex represents her due from one song May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You She was dire c 11 y re sponsible for that one which I wrote as a signature num b e r for Tallulah Bank head on the Big Broad cast radio ser ies a decade ago T h e title WILLSON phrase was a benediction Mama always gave at the end of the Sunday School services Many years after I had left home there it was in the back of my mind ready for use when I needed an inspirational idea for a song Willson is due in Hollywood Dec 1 to start work with Mari on Hargrove on the screenplay for the movie version of The Music Man This is one beloved stage property that should get trans ferred to the screen in fairly recognizable form WILLSON will have a hand in the adaptation as well as riding herd on his wonderful score The film will be directed for Warner Brothers by Morton Da Costa who staged the orig inal and Robert Preston will recreate the title role in which he caused a sensation at the Broadway premiere aim o s t three years ago I might have to write anoth er song or two Willson said or at least some incidental music of some sort But the mogress appears likelyto take a lion picture should be Thefresh look at the electoral col Music Man pretty much as weiiege system for electing presi all know it I put too manyjdents in view of the close race years and too much work intojbetween Sen John Kennedy and it in getting it ready for the vice President Richard Nixon stage to let anything happen to The narrow margin of Kenne it now Jdys victory dramatized the AP Photofax MEGS A LONER Princess Margaret of Eng land wearing a fur stole and a frock of primrose yel low silk arrives at a social function without her photographer husband as usual Informants say Margaret has decided not to appear at public gather ings with her commoner husband until her sister Queen Elizabeth gives him some sort of a title nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES ALGIERS Army troops and police are alert in triggertense Algeria lest the Armistice Day rioting turn into an antiDe Gaulle uprising SAIGON South Viet Nam President Ngo Dinh Diems loy al forces appeared Saturday to have smashed an uprising by paratroopers who seized most of this tropical capital before dawn Friday The progovernment forces announced by radio in mid morning that they had recap ured the radio station and several strategic points about he city The broadcast said the rebel eader Col Nguyen Chanh Thi scaped in a Jeep as govern ment forces began encircling he city IT SAID THE 3000 paratroop srs and marines who staged Fridays predawn attack on the presidential palace and pro laimed the overthrow of Presi dent Diem surrendered on all after putting up weak asked each American to examine his conscience and try to end racial and religious discrimination He made the appeal in proclaiming Dec 1017 as Human Rights Week to mark the 160th anniversary of the Bill of Bights and the 12th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights MANAGUA Nicaragua The government pro claimed martial law after insurgent forces captured the towns of Jinotepe and Diriamba less than 10 miles south of the capital A government statement said national guard troops recaptured Diriamba in fighting during the night and Jinotepe at dawn Sat urday and sent the rebels fleeing south toward the border of Costa Rica NEW ORLEANS State segregation leaders prepared for an llth hour attempt to prevent public school integration here Monday while the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People planned new action in federal court Plan fresh look at electoral system WASHINGTON UPI Con That will keep Willson busy most of the first half of 1961 although he hopes to be able to get over to London in March for the opening of the stage presentation of The Music Man with Van Johnson in the title role As for the latter part of next year 1 HAVE A most serious pro ject that I am determined to see through I want to take 50 maybe more high school bands to Europe and parade them around the capitals of the con tinent even in Moscow Because of the Music Man I have come into close contact with many of these bands and you know Im an old Sousa band man myself These youngsters are fabu lous There are thousands of them They are a fine Ameri can product the answer you might say to the much publi cized but minority juvenile de linquents They play well although most of them do not intend to make careers of music They are disciplined and wholesome and I cant think of anyone else bet ter equipped to make us look good abroad Willson hopes for federal endorsement of the plan if not financial aid on a cultural ex change basis The financing of such an expedition doesnt worry him it can be arranged winner take all aspect of the system whereby the winning candidate gets all of a states electoral votes no matter how small his majority of the popu lar vote SENS MIKE Mansfield D Mont slated to succeed Vice Presidentelect Lyndon B John son as Senate majority leader and George Smathers DFla both said they would push for the abolishment of the electoral college The two Democrats said they wanted the president chosen on the basis of the popular vote Mansfield said that the elec toral college was nothing but a vestigal remnant that has outlived its usefulness and was a relic of the horse and bug gy days Smathers contended the elec toral college gave the big cities itoo much power in the election and completely wiped out the votes of those who backed th losing candidate within t h state Kennedy said he would no propose any major overhaul in the electoral college but i was learned that he might look with favor on abolishing the system A KENNEDY aide said th President elect strongly op posed changes in the electora college which would give each candidate a portion of the states electoral vote based en a percentage of the popular vot he received Such measures have poppec up several times in the last 1 years but have never been passed Kennedy opposed them on the grounds that they woulV give unfair voting strength t the southern and rural states Loyal Viet Nam troops if drive out rebel force Twoday uprising crushed Coup is failure North Iowa Considerable cloudi ness Saturday night lows near 30 Cloudy Sunday with chance of some light rain a little cooler highs in upper 40s Iowa JJostly fair S ajurjia night warmer east and south lows generally in the 30s Sun day partly cloudy south con siderable cloudiness north with chance of scattered light rain extreme north highs 50s north to the 60s south Further out mostly cloudy and a little colder Minnesota Partly cloudycon tinued quite mUd Highs Sun day near 50 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 52 Minimum 26 At 8 am 31 Morton agrees to stay on job WASHINGTON UPI Sen Thruston B Morton RKy say he will stay on as Republican national chairman istance It claimed the insur gents were being disarmed The counter offensive by Diems armed forces led by Gen Le Van Kim was launched against the city early today President Diem in a nation wide broadcast urged the popu lation to remain calm and dis regard insurgent appeals To protect the peoples life and interests I have ordered the nsurgents to surrender but they ailed to obey the right cause IB said I therefore gave or ders to the Vietnamese armed forces to settle the matter with them THE ARMED forces fulfilled their duty he added and the insurgents will be punished He paid tribute to those coura geous combatants who died for the right cause The city had awakened to the sounds of gunfire Within 45 minutes proDiem broadcasts began coming from the radio station that had been in the hands of rebel paratroop By afternoon the situation in the city was becoming calm again But a full assessment of the consequences of the apparently ihort lived insurrection was not possible Large crowds of demonstra tors and various political groups supported the insurgents during the uprising Friday Tryong Vinh Le speaker of the proDiem national assembly went on the air and accused the insurgents of complicity with Communists and demanded that tneybe punished The leaders of the revolt said they acted to overthrow Diems family dictatorship and to strengthen the Communist infiltration from North Viet Nam Most of them have been labeled proWestern in their sympathies FREED DIES OCEANSIDE Long Island NY Freed 60 com poser teacher and former con cert pianist died Friday WASHINGTON UP Repub icans clung to the hope Satur day that recounts and absentee jallot tabulations might give Vice Richard M NTxbinrpopular vote lead over Sen John F Kennedy That was the practical valua ion put by spokesmen for Nixon on a request by GOP National Chairman Thurston B Morton or a recheck of the vote in 11 states Nixon was not consulted about Mortons recheck request an aide said While some Republican lead In response to requests of so many of my friends in the Republican party national com mittee members and at the re quest of boiji President Eisen hower and Vice President Nixon I will continue to serve as chair man of the Republican nationa committee if this is the vris of the members of the commit tee He said he was calling a meet ing of the committee for Dec 9 to get under way on the tre mendous building job we have to do before the 1962 election Republicans still hope for popular vote edge ers had dreamed of overturning Tuesdays results which gave Kennedy more than enough elec toral votes for the presidency Nixons top aides made it clear they expect no such outcome Herbert G Klein Nixons press secretary and Robert Finch his campaign manager did say they believe the vice president may gain a lead over Kennedy in the final count of popular votes They didnt say so but any such result would be regarded as a boost for Nixon to run again in 1964 Car leaves road North lowan dies HANLONTOWN George Evenson Fertile was killed in a onecar accident at about Saturday morning three miles north of here on a gravel road Hanlontown authorities said the car Evenson was driving had gone off the left side of the road jumped a ditch and a came to rest in a field The victim was found pin ned beneath the wreckage Authorities said Evenson evi dently had suffered a heart at tack or blown a tire Neither possibility had been confirmed jowever A wrecker was called to the scene to remove the automobile and free Evensotfs body On the inside Church News 45 Editorials 7 Society News 8 Clear Lake News 9 Sports1112 Comics 13 LatestMarkets 14 Mason City News1415 Building News1617 North Iowa News20 Oelwein area man dies of injuries OELWEIN UPI Fred Stutzman 22 a member of the Amish sect and of rural Oel wein died Saturday of injurie suffered in a twocar crash Nov 2 which also injured five othe men JUDGE DIES WASHINGTON jeo A Rover an When Morton asked for the ecounts in 11 states he told GOP officials in the states to ook into purported vote Reports from some of the 11 tates indicated that few local lepublic an officials were hope ul of changing the results in ny significant way Some in act said there was no evidence if fraud The latest Associated Press ally with only 1672 voting daces unaccounted showed ennedy 33627229 Nixon 33t difference of 278832 FINCH AND Klein told a news conference Friday that Nixon vas not consulted about Mor ons move for recounts or in quiries into any irregularities in IllinoisTexas Delaware Mich gan Minnesota Missouri Ne vada New Mexico New Jersey Pennsylvania and South Caro ma In Miami Fla where he went for a postelection vaca ion Nixon said he knew noth ing about plans for legal ac ion which might lead to vote recounts in states where Ken nedy was declared the winner Finch and Klein said Nixon was standing by Tuesdays re sults and has no plans to take any affirmative action toward trying to them The first batch of 250000 ab sentee ballots were counted in California Saturday The count showed Nixon made a slight gain but not enough if the sampling holds true throughout igured prominently in the Lindbergh kidnap case and the Teapot Dome scandal died Fri day of a heart attack STILL IN COMPETITION FOR ROSE of these 49 happy faces were still in the running for Queen of the New Years Day Tourna ment of Roses parade at Pasadena Calif as the field was narrowed again AP Photofax The next judging will cut the field to 25 from which a queen and six prin cesses will be named to reign over the annual floral parade and Rose Bowl football game All are students at Pasa dena City College dys 35000 vote The tally was made in San Luis Obispo County In the count of regular votes cast last Tuesday Nixon had 16600 while Kennedy had 13726 a margin of 2874 for the GOP candidate THE ABSENTEE count was of 1975 ballots Nixon was the win ner of 1070 Kennedy took 833 and the remaining 72 absentees did not vote in the presidential contest Thus Nixons net gain was 237 The important statistic was the fact that Nixon picked up only 542 per cent of the vote That even Republican leaders admit is not enough of a mar gin statewide to edge out Ken nedy for the states 32 electoral votes Democrats claimed Nix on would have to get 60 per cent of the absentee vote to win In the tally of votls cast last Tuesday Nixon won 547 per cent in San Luis Obispo County so he actually lost a bit in the absentee returns However the returns from San Luis Obispo were only a tiny fraction of the total Most counties including populous Los Angeles where 90900 absentee ballots were out will not start the final count until Monday the last day to receive ab sentee ballots SAME Erbe has definite ideas on how hell handle governor s office By DAN PERKES DBS MOINES Gen Norman Erbe has some definite ideas on how hell handle his new of Iowa Foremost on his mind before he laid political thoughts aside this weekend for a short vaca tion in Acapulco Mexico was the issue of reapporlionmcnt Erbe carried into the gover norship in Tuesdays general elections on better than a 51 000vote majority over his Dem ocratic opponent Ed ward McManus Keokuk has pledged the next legislature to passage of a redistricting plan The constitutional convention by which its proponents had hoped to achieve what they con sider fair representation in the General Assembly failed over whelmingly to win approval in the election Erbe who has always favored rcapportionment through t h e legislative route told the Asso ciated Press this week that he plans to visit with the lawmak ers and other interested peo ple on the issue as soon as he returns from Mexico He said he has no specific plan of his own for reapportionment although he favors one house on area the other on population I want to establish a basis for cooperation in achieving re apportionment and I will be hap py lo hear any views on a par ticular plan he said Erbe said he will discuss re jipportionmcnt with the new leg islators before the session con venes next January in hopes that much of the time arguing on the issue can be done before the session But the most important thing is to get this thing solved by the Legislature since its the Legis latures I think well do it in the next session Erbe said He added that he was sure the lawmakers would want to util ize the services of anyone miliar with the problem in cluding members of the Citi zens Committee for a Constitu tional Convention Committee members include William B Quarton Cedar Rap ids president Jack Mills Des Moines executive secretary and Frank Nye associate editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette Whether that organization will continue to operate in light of the defeat a constitutional convention question will be de cided at a committee meeting here next Tuesday Erbe said he also plans to dis cuss with the lawmakers in pre legislature meetings his plans to increase state aid to schools and to increase farm land tax credits to relieve the burden ol local property taxes Erbe had contended during his campaign that costs of increased aid to education and ag land credits can be paid from the treasury surplus estimated to reach million by the end of thecurrent biennium And assuming itll be a one   

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