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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newsoaper Idittd tor Horn MASON HOME EDITION The newspaper that makes all North logons VOL 99 AisocUted PKM and United Pnu IntermUwwl futt Wirti MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 1960 7c Copy ConjlitJ of Four Ono 1 Re icans sought for Cabinet Electoral reforms wanted Amendments drawn up By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTONThe possibil ity Sen John F Kennedy received less than a majority of the popular vote for president the eccentricities of some certain to revive support for reform of the elec toral system Sen Mike Mansfield DMont majority whip announced that as soon as the new Congress meets he will introduce a measure to abolish the elec toral college As recently as 1956 at least four proposed constitutional amendments aimed at giving the popular vote more weight in electing the president and vice president received considerable support The most popular of these appeared to be the so called DanielKefauver joint resolution which would have split the electoral vote of each state in exact mathematical re lationship to the popular vote including decimals THIS PLAN was substantially the same as the LodgeGossett constitutional amendment adopted by the Senate on Feb 1 1950 by a vote of 64 to 27 but defeated by the House five months later py a vote of 134 to 210 The efforts in its behalf were inspired of course by the close election of 1948 It was pointed out for example that Harry S Truman received none of New Yorks 47 electoral votes though more than 2700000 New York ers voted for him for president At the same time Truman re ceived 92 electoral votes from 10 states in which his aggregate popular vote was less than 2 700000 Truman in an address to members of the socalled elec toral college on Jan 19 1949 had declared I am in favor of letting the constitutional priv ilege for electors continue as it has continued for the last 160 years and the country will be all right GOP ENTHUSIASM for the resolution dwindled after Joseph W Martin Jr then House Re publican leader called it a po litical Pandoras box Truman on the other hand changed his mind sufficiently to endorse the amendment after the Senate vote Candidates who received less than the number of votes polled by their opponent have become the election of 1876 when Hayes won after Tilden was counted out by a special commission and after the election of 1888 when Har rison had 233 electoral votes to 168 for Cleveland though Cleve land had an edge of more than 100000 in the popular vote In more recent elections de fections have occurred An elec tor chosen in Alabama in 1956 to vote for Adlai E Stevenson instead voted for one Walter B Jones A Truman elector from Tennessee in 1948 had voted in stead for Gov Strom Thurmond of South Carolina A TEXAS candidate for elec tor on the GOP ticket this year had indicated that he would not vote for Nixon if the vice presi dent carried the state And Mis sissippis eight wild cat Dem ocratic electors threatened to confer with independent electors from Alabama and possibly with some of Georgias electors on voting for some man who stands for states rights consti tutional government and segre gation of the races Realistically electoral reform at best can only render a more accurate reflection of the public will Even a perfect system in 1960 would not have altered the fact that John F Kennedy will have to negotiate with heads of foreign governments under the substantial handicap of what is at best an extremely muted mandate WINDY North Iowa Cloudy and windy Tuesday night with scattered showers and thunderstorms east turning colder west lows 3644 Clearing and colder Wednesday highs 4553 Iowa Cloudy and windy Tues day night with scattered show ers and thunderstorms ex treme east colder west and central lows near 30 north west Lo southeast Wed nesday clearing and colder highs 40s northwest to the 50s southeast Further Partly cloudy Thursday a lit tle warmer west Minnesota Partial clearing cooler Highs Wednesday in 40s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 59 Minimum 45 At 8 am 45 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum 2 Liz may have to have her teeth pulled LONDON iff Actress Eliza Deth Taylors doctors said Tues day she is suffering form a se vere chronic virus infection ag gravated by bad teeth That raised the question if one of the worlds most beautiful women will have to have all her teeth extracted We must leave that decision to the dentists replied her British physician Dr Carl Gold man but we are hoping not Her American doctor said the ailing actress spent a comfort able night but she still is sick Dr Red Kennamer Los An geles at the urging of Miss Tay ors husband Eddie Fisher ar rived Monday night The actress suffering intense head pains was sejniconscious under seda tion With Dr Goldman and Lord Evans Miss Taylors British physicians Dr Kennamer had ust come from the movie stars jedside Lord Evans is one of Queen Elizabeth IIs doctors He was brought into the case last month when the beautiful actress continued to run a fever every afternoon More springlike readings in Iowa Iowa experienced more April inNovember weather Tuesday with temperatures in or near the 60s murky skies and varying amoutns of precipitation Heav iest rainfall reported early in the day was 78 of an inch at La moni The precipitation was mostly in the eastern part of the state Northerly winds and cool er air will move into northern and western Iowa Tuesday night Ponder future of Norberg May replace Demo DBS MOINES Demo cratic State Central Committee beset with criticism since the partys crushing defeat in last weeps general election called a meeting late Tuesday appar ently to shore up the cracks in its Iowa organization Speculation focused on whether the meeting would pro duce a new state chairman Donald Norberg the chairman has been se verely criticized since the elec tion in which Republicans won a Senate seat the governor ship six of eight congressional posts and all elective offices in the Statehouse LT GOV Edward McManus defeated in his bid for the gov ernorship Monday night called for a complete reorganization of the Iowa Democratic Party He also addressed the State Central Committee which met behind closed doors Monday night without Norberg who said he had not been invited to the meeting McManus recommended that the committee name an unpaid state chairman wEowould lend prestige and respect to the party Norberg has been getting 000 a year He was reelected to a twoyear term which runs until 1962 earlier this year McManus also suggested the committee appoint an execu tive secretary who is a paid fulltime employe answerable only to the central committee He said the organization should be divided into these four branches of responsibility Pol icy public relations registra tion and patronage and finance PART OF THE criticism of Norberg centered around re ports that Democratic candi dates this year fought individual battles without coordination McManus declined to say whether he favored removing Norberg but Gov Herschel was beaten in his bid for the US Senate ab solved the chairman from any blame in the elections Loveless said it was straight party voting for Republican Vice President Richard Nixon that buried the state Democratic ticket Norberg also received the sup port of Democratic National Committeeman Donald Mitchell Fort Dodge But Howard Reppert Des Moines former state represen tative who has been mentioned as a replacement for Norberg backed up McManus charges that changes are needed Jake More Harlan defeated in 1957 by Norberg for the party chairmanship after a 17year rule said he was not a candi date for the job CAPSULE Force C119 plane pilot ed by Capt Gene W Jones 39 Walla Walla Wash snags capsule ejected from Discoverer XVII satellite high over Pacific northeastof Hawaii It is historys AP Photofax second aerial catch of a capsule from orbiting satel lite Photo shows aircrafts trapezelike catching de vice hooked onto parachute which provided for slow descent of the 300pound capsule Fear violence near schools NEW ORLEANS La Iff Policemen repulsed 100 or more teenagers Tuesday try ing to break into the grounds of McDonogh No 19public school one 6f two integrated Monday for the first time The teenagers defied police orders to stay on the opposite side of the street from the threestory school THEY CIRCLED the block and tried to gain entrance to the school where three Negro girls came to firstgrade class es Tuesday morning accom panied by six U S marshals Mounted police and foot patrolmen tried to hold the white youths back but they scattered in all directions N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES GUATEMALA Miguel Ydigoras of Guatemala has asked the Organization of Ameri can States to take action on his charges that Cuba gave aid to rebels who have been fighting his forces since Sunday ELIZABETHVILLE troops men aced by growing bands of hostile tribesmen began pulling out of danger areas in north Katanga A UN spokesman said the United Nations will have to re vise its methods of operation against the supersti tious tribesmen CAPE CANAVERAL Fla A powerpacked in tercontinental range Atlas missile streaked 5000 miles down the Atlantic missile range and two hours after launch a recovery vessel retrieved a data cap sule that ejected from the cone andpara chuted into the water DES MOINES John R Hansen 59 Manning Tuesday turned down an interim appointment to the Iowa Board of Control Hansen unsuccessful Demo cratic candidate for lieutenant governor said the appointment was offered him by Gov Herschel Love less last Wednesday Youth cuts rope painter is killed NEW YORK ffl A house painter plunged to death from a scaffold outside an apartment louse because an 11yearold boy cut one of the scaffold ropes as a good joke on the paint ers police say The painter Harry Perlmutter 62 stepped out a thirdfloor window onto the scaffold Monday The rope parted and he plunged to a con crete courtyard ACTOR DIES HOLLYWOOD WWalter Cat lett 71 veteran of half a cen tury in show business died Mon day At the William Frantz school several children walked along the opposite sidewalk carrying signs reading We dont want a federal dictator and Keep the nigers sic away The only thing next is in termarriage was one of the shouts from the crowd across the street A battered red truck carrying teenagers cir cled the school On its side was painted Remember Lit tie Rock and Ku Klux Klan THERE WERE reports that less than 250 pupils of the to tal combined enrollment of 1000 attended classes at the two schools A number of white mothers who withdrew their children when the Ne groes integrated McDonogh Monday came back to take their childrens books from the school Police reinforced their line around the school as a safe guard against possible vio lence One federal official asking that his name not be used said earlier that If we are going to have violence itll come Tuesday Mondays nonviolent entry of four Negro firstgrade girls into two New Orleans elemen tary schools breached a race barrier unbroken since car petbagger times after the Civil War But it was done without the public knowing exactly which two schools wouldbe integrated On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 6 Latest Markets 10 Mason City News 1011 Society News 121314 Sports 1516 Clear Lake News 17 North Iowa News 22 Farm News 24 152 tots die in Syrian fire DAMASCUS Syria Iff Da mascus officials said Monday 152 school children died in a movie house fire in the Syrian border town of Amudah Amudah is in northeast Syria on the Turkish border At least 20 other children were badly injured in the blaze It flared up Sunday night in the packed theater where a special film for school children was be ing shown Fire brigades from nearby cities rushed to Amudah PEEKABOO f BEIGHTON England Albert Hodgett Tuesday asked the Chesterfield rural council to move a bus stop because passen gers on the top deck of the buses which halt there can look into ais bedroom window Another capsule SAME OPEN open house on the eve of the Iowa Red Cross Con ference are left to right Samuel Kra kow Washington DC international relations officer Karen Clark senior at St Josephs High School and mem ber of the Junior Red Cross Mrs P 0 Brunsvold cochairman of the Cerro Gordo Chapter and Dr Robert G Gor don Washington DC national direc tor on educational relations Story on page 11 snagged HONOUJLU TJ S Air Force did it again Monday plucking a Discoverer satelliti capsule out of the skies for the second time Proud airmen declared the catch was routine The Air Force which calls the gigantic recovery area a ball park could point to a climbing field ing average Snared in the 250 by 50mile ball park 500 miles northeast of Honolulu was the military spy capsule ejected by Discov erer XVII THE FIRST 12 Discoverer capsules were lost in the vast Pacific Number XIII was the Eirst lecovered although it land id in the ocean and was re irieved by a Navy frogman dangling from a helicopter On Aug 19 a C119 Flying Boxcar made the first catch of an ob ject from space That was Dis coverer XIVs capsule The Flying Boxcar that jagged the latest capsule ap propriately dubbed Pelican II made the catch like an outfield er who does it up fancy after osing the ball in the sun The Pelican II was piloted by Gene W Jones 39 Walla Walla Wash Jones and his nineman crew almost missed heir rendezvous His plane was late leaving lickam Air Force Base be cause of a fuel leak Then in the northern area of the ball park Jones crew spotted the capsules silver and orange parachute against the clear blue Pacific skies and made a run for it at 11000 feet WE BARELY ticked it Jones told reporters later But the plane circled and went after the capsule again at 9500 feet The huge planes trapezelike snare caught the chute and 21 minutes later the instrument loaded capsule was reeled aboard The Discoverer XVII capsule was in orbit longer than the previously recovered containers The others had been ejected from their satellites on the 17th pass around the earth This one rocketed aloft Saturday at Californias Vanderberg A i r Force Base was ejected on its 31st time around The goldplated capsule was a little bit scorched around the edges said Capt Jones re ferring to the fiery reentry into the atmosphere Injuries are fatal to Garrison youth IOWA CITY Wit tenberg 17 of Garrison died at an Iowa City hospital Tuesday of injuries he received in a traffic accident Oct 6 No firm stand by Nixon Plan by Kennedy FBOM OUK WIEE SERVICES PALM BEACH Fla John F Kennedy explored with Vice President Richard Nixon the ap pBmtlSenToi at least two Repub licans to cabinetlevel jobs next year it was learned Tuesday as the presidentelect continued construction of a new national administration The discussion of possible in clusion of top Republicans in the new administration took place Monday when Kennedy flew to Miami to talk with Nix on at the vice presidents vaca tion headquarters on Key Bis cayne KENNEDY according to Re publican sources did not ask Nixons approval of his plan The presidentelect also did not suggest that Nixon take a post in the new administration These sources however said Kennedy did discuss specific names with Nixon and specific jobs without the vice president agreeing to support the plan A Republican source said Nix on wanted to cooperate with Kennedy but not to the point of diminishing basis GOP oppo sition to Democratic party poli cies The vice president feels it generally important ior the Republicans to build a record of opposition but still he does not want to jeopardize needed cooperation on foreign policy one source said MEANTIME Gov Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut was on hand for consultation withKen nedy Ribicoff was one of Ken nedys chief campaign advisers and has been mentioned promi nently as a good bet for attor ney general Intelligence Director Allen W Dulles will fly to Palm Beach for a conference with the presi dentelect Friday The meeting with Dulles will be the third formal intelligence briefing of Kennedy since his nomination last July and the first formal briefing since the election He lias had other contacts with Dulles however and the CIA director was one of the first fed eral officials asked by Kennedy to remain in his post in the new administration XI5 makes first flight with its new engine EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE Calif X15 rocket lane made a successful first light Tuesday with the might est aircraft engine ever bulit Test pilot Scott Crossfield madethe brief test with the engine choked to its slowest ipeed and landing brake flaps vide open Still the stubby black craft shot to 78000 feet and reached 1518 miles an hour during an eightminute flight be fore landing on a dry lake bed Crossfield throttled the X15 back during his wide circle around this desert test center n order to comply with govern ment orders not to exceed cer tain speeds and altitudes At full throttle the new rocket engine generates 57000 pounds of thrust nearly four times that of the engine that in earlier lights set world speed and alti ude records of 2196 mph and 136500 feet Ultimately the new engine is expected to push an X15 at speeds of 4000 mph to alti tudes between 50 and 100 miles FANCY HOOSECOW TOULOUSE France WMVnat he French call the worlds most modern prison complete with swimming pool and a hotel for visitors will soon be built in icarby Muret The tructurc on 247 acres have a movie theater athletic icld gym television room and chapel
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