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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North lowai Daily Newspaper for MM VOLW MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes a North lowans neighbors HOME and United Presi International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER I960 7c Paper Consists of Four No One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE JCGLO 1300 pm Sunday WOI Ames 610 pm Tuesday WTAD Quincy 930 pm Thurs W3UI Iowa City 910 am Sat Our courts could stand a facelifting FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL poets and politicians have talked about the evils of the laws delays Shakespeare youll recall had Hamlet brooding about it in his famous soliloquy Delays in getting justice were almost the rule if were to be lieve the writings of those times But lets not point a finger at the past The situation in many parts of our country at this mo ment is anything but reassuring While the courts have managed to keep fairly current on crim inal cases persons with personal injury suits or other civil ac tions often wait years to be heard We in America who place such emphasis on justice know that court delays work hardships and injustices on the innocent Fam ilies individuals and small busi nesses particularly suffer be cause they operate with limited capital The pressure caused by wage lotses medical bills legal fees and longdeferred chance of recovery often force the individ ual to accept quick and unfair settlements out of court DELAYS ALSO WORK a hard Ship on judges Evidence that has been carefully gathered has a tendency to deteriorate with the passage of time If there is a delay of more than a year or two judges find it difficult to evaluate the evidence properly and to fix responsibility Then too a heavy case load doesnt leave a judge with time for con sidered decisions These delays have several causes But the chief cause and the one I would discuss here is the shortage of judges in large population centers Those who have made a study of the situation point out that from 25 to 30 new federal judges are needed to eliminate conges tion which in some places holds up trials as much as five or six years This situation becomes more understandable when we reflect on the fact that since 1900 the business of the federal courts has almost quadrupled while the number of federal judges has little more than doubled PROMINENT MEN in govern ment have commented on this shortage of judges and its ef fects Atty Gen William P Rogers addressing the Judicial Conference of the United States said new judges are necessary if the federal system is to cope with the increased litigation arising from our expanding pop ulation Chief Justice Earl Warren told the American Bar Association that interminable delays in our courts are today compro mising the basic legal rights of countless thousands of Ameri cans corroding the very foun dations of constitutional govern ment in the United States This the chief justice added has created a disrespect for law at a time when everyone should recognize that the law and its enforcement is what makes in dividual liberty possible WHILE THE SHORTAGE of federal judges is concentrated chiefly in the larger cities we have an example of it in my own state Iowa is divided into two U S district court districts one for northern and one southern Iowa Judges in both Iowa dis tricts have had overcrowded dockets for years My greatest familiarity un derstandably is with the situa tion in Northern Iowa where Judge Henry N Graven is the wellrespected judge He is a most able jurist but the de mands placed on him by a bur densome docket have been enormous Efforts to get a third Judge for Iowa have failed By this time youre ready to ask Why havent the addition al judges been appointed And the answer is simple Politics Let me explain Before the President can ap point additional judges the Continued BY PARTY STATE CONVENTIONS ajarv TKi HOW STATES NAME THEIR ELEC map shows how the states use different methods of picking these electors and the number of electoral votes for each state In 37 states diag onally shaded electors were named by state party conventions In four states Georgia Delaware Idaho and Tenries AP Photofax Arizona Kansas Oklahoma and Ore gon electors were nominated by pri mary In one state Florida electors were nominated by the governor on rec ommendation of the party executive committees In New York state and South Carolina electors were nominat ed by party state committees In Penn see electors were nominated by party sylvania electors were nominated by organizations In five states Alabama the presidential nominees gather Electors votes that re ally to cast count Who won in Hawaii HONOLULU UPI Hawaii just couldnt make up its mind Monday whether it wanted John F Kennedy or Richard M Nixon to be the next president of the United States The problem is this Nixon won by 141 votes in the popular election last month and was certified the winner Nov 10 However Democratic party leaders filed a petition citing several alleged irregular ities in the returns and asked for a recount Circuit Judge Ron ald B Jamieson ordered a recount of 34 precincts last Tuesday and when Kennedy came out ahead added another 21 precincts to the order Now with all but seven precincts rechecked Kennedy leads by 56 votes The three Republican electors must vote for Nixon since he is still the official winner the Democratic electors also planned to vote because Kennedy could be the actual winner The problem may wind up in Congress Soybean council position to J Robert W Judd Cerro Gordo County extension director for the last three years has re signed that post to become managing director of the Crop Improvement Council of the National Soybean Processors Assn The effective date of his resignation is Feb 1 Judds successor in Cerro Gordo County will be Spencer Williams Chickasaw County ex tension director since 1954 Judds acceptance of the new post was released by Glenn Pogeler general manager of the North Iowa CoOperative Proc essing Assn and chairman of the board of the National Soy bean Processors Assn Judd replaces J W Calland who has been managing direc tor since the Crop Improvement Council was set up in 1947 Cal land is a former instructor at Purdue University A graduate of Iowa State Judd worked as a farmer and farm manager before coming to Mason City as extension direc tor in 1957 He served in the Air Force during World War II He is married and has five chil dren JUDD HAS been active in rural and civic affairs during his years in Cerro Gordo Coun ty He is presently chairman of the Mason City Rotary Club Ag riculture Committee a member IN THIS new position Juddsof the Mason City Chamber of jjob will be to encourage the injCommerce Agricultural Corn creased production of soybeans across the United States He mittee a member of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce Ag will make his headquarters inlricultural Committee chair Champaign III Part of Judds man of the Iowa Extension Di duties also be to work with soybean researchers at land grant colleges and in the US Department of Agriculture to provide better quality beans for the farmers of the county The Crop Improvement Coun cil is made up of elected mem bers of the National Soybean Processors Assn and works to ward increasing production and yields of soybeans R G Houghtlin Chicago is president of the National Soybean Proces sors Assn rectors Assn Committee on So cial Services and coordinator of the junior department of the North Iowa Fair Williams Judds successor has been extension director in Chickasaw County since 1954 Prior to that he was a vocation al agriculture instructor at St Ansgar and Calmar High Schools He Iowa State is a and graduate served months in the Navy during World War 11 He is married and has two children WASHINGTON Iff The 537 persons who compose the Elec toral College meet in the 50 states Monday to cast the pres idential vote that really counts There was no doubtthat the electors will name Democrat John F Kennedy But the size of his margin still is uncertain An llth hour partial recount switched Hawaii from the col umn of Republican Richard M Nixon to the column of Kennedy by 55 votes A circuit judge has indicated he now will order a re count of all the states precincts Counting Hawaiis three votes for Kennedy and barring unlor seen defections of some elec tors who are only morally bound to support the winner of the popular vote in their states the count at the end of the day should be Kennedy 303 Nixon 220 Sen Harry F Byrd DVa 14 At least 269 votes are needed to win Byrd was not a candidate but he now is the choice of 6 of Ala bamas 11 Democratic electors and all of Mississippis 8 The 14 ran unpledged on Nov 8 KENNEDY WON the popular vote in the closest presidential race in 76 years He carried 23 states for a total national mar gin of about 113000 votes Nixon won 26 states Unpledged elec tors carried Mississippi But Kennedys electoral mar gin was a comfortable 34 more than needed of the Votes that de cide an election Winner of a states popular vote even if the margin is a single vote gets that states entire electoral vote There are exceptions In Ala bama for example the Demo cratic Party did not put up a full slate of electors pledged to Kennedy this year Instead the had six unpledged and five pledged to Kennedy THE 537 ELECTORS meet in their state capitals at various times during the day ranging from 10 a m to 7 p m Their votes will be formally counted by Congress in joint session Jan 3 Iowas 10 electors needed only 20 minutes to cast their 10 votes for Nixon They met with Gov Herschel Loveless in his office at Des Moines Iowas Repub lican electors were Don Harper Creston L G Stevens North wood Helen Schroeder Daven port Mrs Thomas E Tracey Manchester Harold McKinley St Ansgar William A Marsh Lamoni Mrs Robert Cornish Indianola Albert M Habhab Fort Dodge Harlan and Spirit Lake George Hurley Virginia Bedell days left Empty capsule fired Success at Cape CAPE CANAVERAL Fla UP States Monday successfully rocketed an un manned model of its manin space capsule 130 miles high and dropped it in the ocean 235 miles down the Atlantic missile range The launching was an impor tant forerunner to sending an American astronaut on a simi lar flight within four months The seven U S astronauts bidding for the first manin space position watched the 83 foot combination of capsule es cape tower and Redstone mis sile blast from a launching pad at am CST THE NATIONAL Aeronautics and Space Administration said the1 capsule floated by para chute into the ocean about 16 minutes after success that marked a milestone in the oftdelayed Mercury program The oneton capsule was re covered at am by a heli copter from the aircraft car rier Valley Forge Within 20 minutes the capsule was depos ited on the carriers flight deck Main purpose of the flight was to qualify the Project Mercury capsule and its many complex systems in a space environ ment A chimpanzee will ride a Redstoneboosted capsule over course within two the chimpanzees an identical months If ride is perfect an astronaut wil take the same trip probably in April or May Manned orbita flights using a similar capsule will follow FIVE of the astronauts were at the Cape The others Air Force Capts Donald Slayton and Virgil Grissom flew over head in watched an the F106 jet launching They from above then sped to the impact zone to watch reentry This was a repeat of a test they saw fizzle on the ground last month The pressure is on the United States Russia already has or bited three unmanned models of a fiveton space cabin for its cosmonauts One was brought back to earth intact in August First snow for lowans Winter bristled its way into Iowa Monday with light snow and low temperatures and weather bureau officials said the state should have its first real snowfall by Tuesday eve ning The snowfall will be the result of a low pressure center which was expected to move into northern Missouri by Tuesday Democratic slate of 11 electors The forecasters said the north ern and central portions of Iowa will receive from 2 to 4 inches of snow Tuesday Cold air and clearing skies will spread across Iowa imme diately behind the storm pas sage accompanied by strong northerly winds and blowing snow Little rise in temperatures is expected during the day Tues day and very cold readings were predicted for Tuesday night Flames aboard carrier trap workers below North Iowa Snow accumulating 2 to 4 inches colder with strong northerly winds and blowing snow Monday night and Tuesday Lows Monday night 1015 Highs Tuesday 1520 FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 7 to 10 degrees below seasonable normals Turning cold first of period and warmer last of period Normal maximums upper 20s and 30s Normal minimums near 10 north to 20 south Pre cipitation will average 10 to 20 as snow first half of pe riod Minnesota Continued cold 34 inches snow by Tuesday night Highs Tuesday around 15 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 28 Minimum 3 YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum 25 GlobeGazette weather dati up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 30 Minimum 12 Expectant1 mother dies under auto MUSCATINE UPJ Alma Foor a 29yearold mother ex pecting her fourth child in about a month was fatally injured late Sunday when struck by a car after falling from another auto Mrs Foor toppled from a car driven by her husband George 33 as he made a left turn onto a county road She was struck by another car driv en by Ernest M Boss 50 Mount Pleasant Mrs Smith named Treasurer of US PALM BEACH Fla CWIn accordance with the form sheets Presidentelect John Kennedy came through Sunday with the appointment of Eliza beth E Smith 49 Kentfield Calif the Democratic national committeewoman for California as treasurer of the United States Mrs Smith is the first woman to be named to a key position in the new regime SAME N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES ROBERT W JUDP SPENCER WILLIAMS USE CHRISTMAS SEALS JlfiHIIB BANGKOK Thailand The Communists have accused United States officers of organizing the anti Red battle for Vientiane the Laotian administrative capital MOSCOW Two American defectors William Martin and Bernon Mitchell former code clerks of the National Security Agency charged that the United States will continue to carry out subversive activities and interference in the internal affairs of other countries CHICAGO As many as 510 deaths may result from traffic accidents during the 78hour Christmas weekend unless motorists and pedestrians exercise extra caution the National Safety Council estimates NEW YORK The chief safety investigator of the Civil Aeronautics Board CAB has all but con ceded that the United Air Lines DCS jet that collided with a TWA SuperConatellation at a cost of 135 lives last Friday was off course Big ship may sink at pier Blast sets off blaze NEW YORK Iff A stubborn fire spread out of control on the mammoth aircraft carrierCon stellation Monday Scores were injured and at least 20 dead The ship listed dangerously As tons of water were poured into the ship in a fourhour ef fort to stem the flames the huge vessel listed to port at 5 degrees and threatened to force fire fighters to abandon the vessel Fire Commissioner Edward Cavanaugh said if the titt reached 5 degrees all men would be pulled off the burning million super carrier with the chance being she might go down WHEN THEY go they go fast Cavanaugh said The fire trapped thousands of construction workers aboard the ship atthe outset of the fire forcing a massive rescue opera tion by crane lift and launch Cavanaugh said five dead had been removed and the number of injured could reach up in the hundreds How many men were still trapped below decks if any re mained unknown They may number 100 or more However many on the lower levels were removed through a big hole cut in port side of the ship by acetylene torches They were taken aboard launches and brought to shore THE FIRE at one point was believed almost under control but then it raged furiously again spreading throughout the length of the 60000ton craft A naval spokesman said the fire started when a can of flammable liquid was punctured and its contents spread against hot metal causing an explosion Within minutes the huge craft was full of choking smoke Heat was so great that armorplate steel buckled in places The 1047foot ship scheduled for commissioning next March is one of six carriers of what is known as the Forrestal class the largest in the world Men were seen jumping into the water and a police launch picked up many who were tak to Cumberland Hospital Brooklyn All were rushed to the emergency room for treat ment of burns A towering pillar of smoke was visible from across East River in Manhattan the Trucker in fatal accident fined CHARLES CITY Wilbur Klemme 22 Charles City stock truck driver was fined and costs here Monday on a charge of failure to yield half a trav elled highway The truck which Klemme was driving collided almost headon with a car driven by Mrs Her bert Haut Dec 8 on Highway 218 three miles northwest of here Mrs Haut 33 and two pas sengers in her car were killed Her daughter Mary Ann 8 died after reaching the hospi tal Mrs Verlaine Kirkendall 38 Charles City was killed out right On the inside North Iowa News Page 6 Clear Lake News 9 News Quiz 9 Society News 1213 Sports T20 Editorials 28 Latest Markets 30 Mason City News 3031 Comics 1000 750 500 250 CHEER FUND GOAt Previously reported 149196 Mason City Lions Club Lillian H Isensee In the memory of a little Sent by SMN Michael Patrick Jane and Suzanne Mabb Thornton Cheri Janet and Mary Mason City Beer Dist Assn Cub Bair Pahst Tim Cain Hamras Clet Carlson Ston Slim Craychee Bud weiser Ross Westerlund Mil ers Bill Steve Mark and War ren Occident Club Bethlehem Lutheran Ladies Aid John Peterson Brilt Hans Wiedemann Jean Jan Jay and Jim In memory of Grandpa Ken 5000 500 1000 300 309 JflO 300 2500 2500 So 00 3500 2300 400 500 500 100 aso 400 300 JOO nison Briwnie Troop 285 Hard ing Mason City Printing1 Press men and Assistants Un ion From MBS 100 The Lancers Car Cribj Clear Lake 500 Just a friend Sam Raizes Department Store From Mary Jo and Joyce Mr and Mrs Leonard Ol son Britt From A Minister History Club Mescrvey Friends A friend THE DAYS TOTAt TOTAL TO DATE STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT 100 ssotf 300 100 1000 500 100 28050 FIVE Cheer Fund continues to mount IFTS large and small from Mason City and the sur rounding area pushed the totaj raised for the Christmas Cheer Fund to The eontribu ions came from business firms groups and individuals Many of he donations came with an ex pression of best wishes for he cause My two little girls are send ng a donation so Santa will be able to remember some little child at Christmas time wrote flrs Duane Mabb of Thornton We hope every little child will Merchandise gifts While merchandise gifts welcome for the Christmas Cheer Fond they do not count against the cash goal If you have something to give please report it to Doris Bruce Family Service Inc Tel GA 35864 Be prepared to place a cash value on it for listing on the final day of the campaign Dec 24 ie happy on Christmas morn ing THE SAME HOPE was pressed by Bill Steve Mark md Warren with their contri ution A GlobeGazette newspaperboy at Britt sent a gift with statement he wanted to share lis earnings with someone who isnt as lucky as I am Readers will note the Mason City Lions Club contribution in Ihc list above The Maton City Beer Distributors Asaocittion   

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