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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowa Daily Newspaper Idited for ttw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL ft The Newspaper That Makes All North I owans Neighbors toet Orttod totenatlM run Wire MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 7 1HO Copy Thli Paptr ConaliU of Tour SalonsSection On 1O Dems hold edge in House vote Changes during last 8 weeks are negligible By KENNETH FINK Princeton Research Service PRINCETON NJ of the latest trial heat of preference for Congress shows Democratic candidates for the House of Represent atives running ahead of Repub lican candidates by the same big margin they racked up in the 1958 election Todays survey results are of particular significance because they highlight the basic strengths of the two major po litical parties across the nation just seven months before the November 1960 presidential and congressional elections Come November every seat in the House of Represent atives about one out of every three US Senate seats and the Presidency will be up for grabs HERES HOW the vote went in the latest survey with adult citizens in all walks of life If the elections for Con gress were being held today which party would you like to see win in your own Con gressional District the Re publican or the Democratic party The results Democrats 563 Republicans 437 Two months ago findings on the same question showed the following Democrats 567 Republicans In other words changes over the past eight weeks have been almost negligible the Democrats con tinuing to hold a comfortable margin over their GOP rivals An interesting sidelight in to days survey findings is that in the November 1958 election Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives were able to win over their camp 56 per cent of the nationwide pop ular vote about the same mar they hold today Missouri farmer high and dry Private levee held back Mississippi GREGORY LANDING Mo UP Tenant farmer Clyde Campbell who resorted to privately built dike to hold back the flooding Mississippi River appeared Thursday to have won his battle The river crested in mis area late Wednesday and is receding There is no telephone at the farm and it takes a boat trip of nearly two miles to get there but flood workers re ceived word the barricade built in a neat rectangle around the farm three miles north of Gregory Landing had stood the test A little water seeped through the eightfoot levee but it did not get into the house of the farmer 52 and his wjfe Mar garet They no chil dren Campbell used a pump to return the seepage to the six foot deep flood waters swirl ing on all sides of his farm Theyre not about to get worried Campbells sister inlaw Mrs Earl Campbell whose husband has made sev eral boat trips to check on the isolated couple Clyde Campbell ind his landlady Mrs Cleo Winkle man hired two workers to bull doze the dike around the farm less than two weeks ago flood threat was developing at that time Theyre going to plant grass on the private dike and make it a permanent feature of farm near the confluence of the Mississippi and Fox riv ers Campbell grows corn wheat beans and rye but has no livestock An aerial photograph of private levee drew nationwide attention to the farm New health plan bid RAPID book a day keeps the imagination alive Thats the theory of Jane JVIcNames12 sixth grade stu dent at Fort Knox Ky who has done a pile of reading in the last 215 days The AP Photolax 220 books shes read if stacked would make a pile much taller than she is Her tastes run from Black Beauty to Shakespeare but her favorites are the horse stories Kennedy Humphrey to open WVirginia drive IN THAT SAME congressional election year the Democrats took 282 of the House seats to the Republicans 153 Analysis of the findings of the latest survey makes one thing clear Those who considerthem selves Republicans are going down the line for GOP candi dates for the house At the same time rank and file Democrats are sticking with Democratic candidates in just as overwhelm ing a proportion Since the number of Demo crats across the nation today is considerably greater than is the number of Republicans the fact that each partys members are going with their own partys candidates in about the same proportion immedialely gives Democratic congressional candi dates a decided advantage Equally importanl is lhat among rank and file independ ents those who prefer Demo cratic congressional candidates outnumber those who prefer GOP candidates by a margin of about five to four HERES THE WAY Republi cans Democrats and independ ents voted in the latest survey of voter sentiment VOTE FOR CONGRESSMAN GOP Demo candidate candidate Republicans 92 8 CHARLESTON W Va UP Those Democrats who are bent on slopping Sen John F Ken nedy DMass or at least slow ing him down before the July 11 national convention will get their big chance in West Vir ginia But the result either way will be largely psychological since no delegates will be bound Campaigning begins this weekend in a rematch between Kennedy and the man he topped two days ago in the Wisconsin presidential primary Sen Hu bert H Humphrey THERE KENNEDY won 20V and Humphrey 1016 of Wiscon sins 31 convention votes But results of Wesl Virginias May 10 primary election will not be binding on the delegates who will cast this stales 25 votes There arent many known sup porters of either Kennedy or Humphrey among those run ning for delegate And political observers say they dont expect that situation to change regard less of the outcome of the May 10 voting Humphrey will go on the road irst His campaign bus is due o leave here Friday morning or a swing through southern Wesl Virginia KENNEDY WILL begin slumping Monday also with a series of appearances in the outhern part of the state But already his two brothers Robert Democrats Independents 8 435 92 545 Latest findings show that about one out of every three 32 per cent of those eligible to vote today consider themselves Re publicans A somewhat higher than two out of every five 43 per cent con sider themselves Democrats And one out of every four 25 per cent consider themselves independents Todays findings point up once more the enormity of the task facing Vice President Nixon who is almost certain to be the 1960 Presidential candidate For example if an election were held today Vice President Nixon would have to run some what better than 63 per cent ahead of GOP congressional can didates across the nation 437 per vote for GOP congressional a bit more than 63 per cent to make mora than 50 per cent of he million damage to roads by floods AMES lfl Secondary and farmtomarket roads in Iowa suffered more than one million dollars damage from the recenl floods Late News Highlights NEW YORK fed eral judge Thursday dismissed a second of three income tax evasion counts on which Rep Clayton Powell Jr is on trial He denied a defense motion to throw out the one remaining count which charges Powell with preparing a false and fraudulent return for his wife pianist Hazel Scott in 1951 and Ted are meeling here with campaign workers Flying in from Wisconsin Wedn e s d a y Robert Kennedy said his broth er would consider a bare ma jority as a major victory in West Virginia The n o noinding race here after the Wisconsin verdict vould be like having batting praclice after the crucial game except for two things 1 The prospect that over vhelmingly Proteslant West Virginia will furnish a truer est than Wisconsin of the religi ous issue which arises because Kennedy is a Roman Catholic WASHINGTON Sen ate Thursday refused to strike the key voting rights section out of the civil rights bill HOLLYWOOD W The monthlong actors strike against the major motion pic Partjr Battle of sandbags continues Breakthroughs are repaired Bjr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hundreds of volunteers manned weakened levees in the most critical section of the Mid west flood belt Thursday hop ing to hold back the muddy wa ters of the swollen Mississippi and Missouri rivers They fought to prevent the surging rivers from further flooding fertile farm lands and communities in Illinois and Mis souri The flood fighters patched the water sogged earthen levees with thousands of sandbags During the night floodlights searched for signs of possible break through s PATROLS OF men some wearing bright orange life jac kets carried aerial flares to shoot off if they detected danger spots The two big rivers have been on a rampage for a week The chief danger spots were con fined to the lower reaches of the Missouri River and to the Mississippi about 150 miles to the north and the same distance south of St Louis More workers werecalled in to strengthen a weakened levee below Quincy 111 In nearby Meyer 111 only a few of the 100 residents remained slaying in a grain elevator one of the few buildings not flooded SOME OF THE pressure on levees south of Gregory Land ing Mo was relieved when a levee was dynamited at the con fluence of the Fox and Missis sippi rivers Volunteers used baled hay straw sandbags and snow fences to protect other is purchaser sale voted CHICAGO Directors of the Chicago and North Western Railway Thursday approved arrangements for the purchase of the 1500mile Minneapolis St Louis Railway The directors at the same time authorized the sale The transaction still is subject to approval of stockholders of both railroads and the Interstate Commerce Commission If the transaction is consummated North Western will pay in cash and assume liability for in 6 per cent first mortgage bonds on the properties The announcement by the two companies said the price is equal o a common share The which serves some of the same general area as the North Western has lines in Minnesota South Dakota Iowa and Illinois It is almost entirely a freight carrier 7 THE FACT that this is the nexttolast big chance his parly bes will have to upset the Ken nedy bandwagon in a primary Not until the Oregon voting May 20 will Kennedy again go against serious opposition Entered in the Democratic primary there along witk Kennedy and Hum phrey are Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B Johnson of Texas Sen Stuart Symington of levees at Gregory Landing The Weather Bureau in St Missouri andSen Wayne L Morse of Oregon A solid Kennedy victory here might do for him what his Wis consin victory did not It might dispel the fear felt by some professionals that Ken Louis has predicted afour to ay nine foot overflow into bollom lands of bolh Illinois and Mis souri in the Cape Girardeau area The Red Cross has eslimaled that 31000 persons have been affected by floods this spring in the Midwest The situation has eased in most areas except along the Mississippi and Missouri More than one million acres of land were flooded and property damage ran into millions of dol lars Falls asleep while driving man killed North Iowa Generally fair Thursday night and Friday Lows Thursday night 2833 Highs Friday 4854 Iowa Fair northeast partly cloudy southwest Thursday night and Friday Lows Thurs day night 2838 Highs Friday 4850 Further cloudy with chance of shower Saturday Minnesota Mostly clear cool Highs Friday 3848 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 54 Minimum 3L Fair mild on weather menu Mild spring weather was pre dieted for Iowa for the next two clays with temperatures re maining near normal for the season However a storm system in Soulhern Utah might bring rain to Iowa for the weekend Bu until then fair skies and brigh sunshine should raise tempera lures to 4852 in Ihe north and from 52 lo 56 in Ihe south Fri Laborers OK 13c hourly pay raise The threeday slrikc of Labor ers Local Union 552 in the con struction industries of Mason City came to an end Thursdaj when the members accepted 13 cents an hour increase in wages This makes the scale for labor in the building and construction industry in Mason City an hour They had been receiving under the old contract which lapsed April l Contraclors mel with Ihe labor commillee Wednesday and offered the increase which Ihc laborers accepted in a meet ing of their own Thursday morning They immediately re moved pickets and went back to work at 8 am on all union jobs in the city Other craftsmen who had respected the picket lines also were back on the jobs Thurs day On the inside Editorials Page 6 Society News 89 14 16 Latest Markets 17 Mason City News 1718 North Iowa News 20 Sports 2122 GOP bloc claiming support million annual cost WASHINGTON W Seven Republican senators Thursday offered a bill lo set up a system of federalstate aid for health insurance protection of persons over 65 The measure follows the lines of legisiation Secretary of Wel fare Arthur S Flemming has cen developing in the adminis tration It alreadyis drawing considerable backing However the GOP senators did not claim administration support for their proposal One of them told a reporter he be lieved the million estimated annual federal cost would be beyond what President Eisen hower would accept FLEMMW testified before a Senate subcommittee Wednes day that his plan had not yet been accepted or rejected in the administration These are major points in the Republican senators bill It would be administered by state agencies which would have to be set up by legislative ac tion in the states The slate agencies would con tract with private insurance Clear Lake News Comics t u r e studios is over injnedy as a Calholic could not formants said Thursday An win in November against the official announcement to that Republican nominee almost cerjowa Highway Commission IDA GROVE UPI An effect is expected momentari tain lo be Vice President Rich ard M Nixon Iowa Democratic finance chairman faces charge of contempt at Garner cm jploye was fatally injured nearj icre Thursday when he appar ntly fell asleep at the wheel of ris car Eugene Woods 37 Ida Grove was killed when the car swerved off Iowa 175 one mile ast of here about am The car rolled over twice before stopping authorities said County Attorney G W Templeton has filed an application to have Chris Mulkey Iowa Demo cratic finance director cited for contempt of court The application for contempt was filed Wednesday in District Court According to Tempi e t o n Mulkey was first subpoenaed March 22 He did not appear at that time because an attor ney advised him that the subpoena was i in p r o p e r ly served A second subpoena was served on Mulkey April 1 demandingthat he appear before the Hancock County grand jury at 9 am Tuesday The county attoreny said that Mulkey did not appear The matter on which he was to appear has not been dis closed Presumably he was to be quizzed concerning cam paign contribulions Mulkeys home is in Spirit Lake He travels the whole of Iowa seeking contributions for the Democratic Slate Central Commiltee A Republican state senator in February accused Mulkey of using pressure for a politi cal contribution because the senators bank carried the lo cal state liquor slore account The slate liquor store system is under a commisison now controlled by Democrats Templelon a Republican said at Garner that the sub poena was served personally on Mulkey last Friday by the Polk County sheriffs office SAME 1M IIOWA SAKEM FIGURES Means te 21 Homri BUck TEARFUL TOT Take it away Tierney 3 as shes crowned queen of the AP Phototax cries Maureen Little Sister Beauty Contest at Pawtueket R I Here shes consoled by her mother Mrs Lester Tierney who finally persuaded her daughter that fame has its price firms lo provide the coverage if they could not do so the stales could furnish it them selves Every man over 65 and his wife would be permitted to sub scribe THE TOP RATE would be a monlh If Ihe subscriber had income of less than a year lie would pay nothing If his in come were between and 31000 he would pay 50 cents a month and on up on a gradu ated scale until the person with more than income would have to pay the full For this coverage the spons ors said insurance firms have cstimaled subscribers could get 30 days of hospital or nursing borne care surgery in or out of a hospital medical care in a hospital visits to a doctors office with laboratory tests di agnostic Xrays specialist con sultation and visiting nurse service at home The federal and state govern ments would share the extra cost based on a formula taking into account each states wealth the federal percentage would run between a third and threequarters Sen Jacob K Javits is leading sponsor of the mea sure Other sponsors are George D Aiken Cliffor d P Case Hiram L Fong John S Cooper Hugh Scott RPa and Winston L Prouty Waterloo key club raided by police WATERLOO UPI Police early Thursday raided a key club confiscated a quantityof liquor took the names of dozen patrons and arrested the manager for illegal sale of liquor William Coutakis opera tor of The Olympic was freed on a cash bond of DRESSED IN WHITE FORT WORTH Tex Police didnt find the hitchhiker who distracted motorists Wed nesday but they got a good de scription She was in her early 30s and nude ;