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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 11, 1959, Mason City, Iowa f v t t f t K North Lowag Daily Newspaper Edited for rtvi CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The Newspaper That Makes AII North lowans Neighbors Associated Presi and PKM International Full Lease MASON CITY IOWA 11 Copy Ttls Paper Consists of Two SeetiwwScctton No 54 Poyola j What is it man It isnt new but the amount involved soars By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD The payola primer Q What is payola A It is what he House sub committee on Legislative Over sight is going to look into now that it has done a job on the TV industry Q Yes I know but what is payola A It is a payment by record and song promoters to power ful parties especially disc jockeys to get songs and rec ords before the public Q Is it something new A NO IT HAS been going on since the beginning of Tin Pan Alley Q Then why all the fuss about it now A Because some people feel the payola has been employed to inflict poor music on the rec ord buying public principally teenagers Some believe gang ster elements are involved Q Is the payola illegal A Possibly Some say it con stitutes a bribe of responsible Individuals Q Is payola immoral A Most probably would think so Some disc jockeys pur port to be reflecting public tastes while in reality they arc playing records they are bribed to play And they are using air that belongs to the public QHow does payola work A A RECORD promoter pays jockey a sum of money for repeated plays of a special rec ord Or else the jock may re ceive a regular sum say or S150 a week for pushing the promoters product Q Can this get to be ness A You bet Some jocks are unabashed to admit they draw a year under the table The rewards are even greater for a big time operator He can demand to have the records he plugs pressed through his own companies the songs published by his own firms and even take a percentage of the singers in come Q Can hit records be createc by the payola A EN THE ROCK N ROLL field yes Rocking records with no artistic value have been payolaed to million sellers merely by constant play If teenagers hear the record often enough theyll buy it Q Can the payola create stars A Absolutely youngsters have been shoved to fame by the use of payola on their records The publicity out lets cooperate either because of a similar payola of their eagerness to cater to what thej think is teenage taste Q How do gangsters figure in the picture A By their control of juke boxes and their interests in cer tain singers and record firms Speedometer on used car turned woman says in suit DES MOINES A De Jlomes woman who said thi speedometer of a used car she bought should have indicate the vehicle had been driven 54 000 miles instead of mile has filed a suit for fron the car dealer Frances A Thompson said in her petition on file in the Dis trict Court Friday that she would not have bought the 1957 model car from OlsonSuther land of Des Moines about a year ago for had she known the She accused the dealer of knowing that the car had been driven in excess of miles and that the speedometer had been changed to a reading of miles ANGRY STRIKER JEERS DEPARTING NONUNION WORKERS GUARDSMAN MANS WILSON CO GATE BAYONETS USED DISPERSE CROWDS Colleges in money req uests million for buildings DES MOINES hree taxsupported institutions Mari 19M CHEEK FUND Previously reported 638 DoaLot Club ciub c Amont still needed Giving days left of higher education have made ireliminary requests for morejPam Mike and Kay ban 34 million for capital i provements from the next ses employes iJOn Of the Legislature jGeneseo Homemakers Club The askings were presentedThe toU1 o the Iowa Board of Regents Total to date at a meeting here Thursday The Regents did not act on the requests but filed them for further study In addition the three small er institutions under the re lents asked for a total of for building and other m provements THE IOWA SCHOOL for the Deaf Council Bluffs asked for Oakdale Sanatorium and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School Vin ton The University of Iowa Iowa ity made the largest request xoo asking for worth of capital improvements Of this would be for gen eral university use and 440 for state The state services budget item included additions to the hospital a new kitchen at the hospital and new facilities for a bacteriological laboratory Iowa State University Ames requested worth ol capital improvements Iowa State Teachers College asked for from the Cheer Fund gets help Legislature Jan 1961 which meets in TEACHERS MOST pressing request a spokesman said was for a new library Given top priority by the University of Iowa was a re quest for slightly over SI mil lion for equipping buildings and additions approved by the last Legislature The Regents EPORTS are com ing in from stores industrial plant and organization that collection are being taken for the ChTistma Cheer Fund Yoi can help get th matter started in your group We have found tha this is a cause that brings happj donors from all walks of life The following letter with contribution puts it briefly simply and beautifully DEAR EDITOR We want t help the Christmas Cheer too so that everyone can hav a Merry Christmas Love Pam 3 years Mike 2 years Kay No gift is too large or to small for this project of provic ing food clothing an medical care to deserving fam ilies Already Doris Bruce execu live secretary of Family ice and hcr organization is a work getting the informatio ject to about the needy and making th of a Memorial Union guest house at the State Univer sity of Iowa The board also increased room and board rates at the State University of Iowa for the school year beginning next fall Rates for the year were in creased from to at dormitories housing two and three in a room Rates went up from to S890 for students Troops restore or at Wilson Co plant Ike big hit at exhibit NEW DELHI UP President Eisenhower Friday called upon all nations to wage together a genuinely noble war against hunger a n d famine the scourges of India and much of his part of the world The President making three speeches in the course of a busy day continued to be the center of almost worshipful masses o people Men fight now possess knowledge and resources for a successful worldwide war against hunger the sort of war that dignifies and exalts human he declared in opening the dramatic Ameri can pavilion at New Delhis World Agricultural Fair IN TWO EARLIER speeches he Angry trucker sought Estranged wife and babyjinally released after wild 12hour ride CALEDONIA Minn angry truck driver seized his estranged wife and yearold child Thurday then dropped them off unharmed at Winona after a wild 12hour ride through Southern Min nesota and North Iowa Roadblocks were set up in the Winona area Nelson 27 let his 20 and daughter Sher a Winona hotel Mrs Nelson par ents at Caledonia at whose home she baby were seized and they delivered her to the Winona County sheriffs office She said Nelson took them to Waukon Decorah andCrys tal Iowa and Spring Valley West Concord MinneapolisSt Paul then to Wiho dropping them off at Mrs Nelson said she begged him all day to let her and the of he car She added he never told her why he forced her to ac company him on the long ride at high speeds Mrs Russell Ballard Mrs Nelsons mother said Nelson came to the Ballard house about to collect some clothing He took the child from her playpen and told his wife she would have to accompany him When she refused he grabbed her and forced her out of the house Before he left he tore the telephone from the As Tvlrs Nelson was being pulled from the house screaming Mrs Ballard ran to a neigh bors house to call sheriffs of ficers 1 Called for an expansion of the universal recognition of world law as a sound basis of peace summit confer necessary purchases AN EXAMPLE of group giv ing is the S20 contribution from Marshal Swift and Fur Co employes listed above It will also be noted a number of clubs that have been sup porters of Christmas Cheer for years The tempo of giving has slowed but we are confident it IAME DATE1958559 in single rooms and from S2SOjwill as in other years gather to S300 for nonboarding stu dents Also approved was an in crease in student fees from to a semester at Iowa State Teachers College effec tive next Sept 10 Room and board rates also increased at Iowa Teachers ef fective next Sept l The in creases range from to a month momentum as Christmas nears Bring or send your gift to the GlobeGazette Send it to Christmas Cheer Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa IOWAN ELECTROCUTED OMAHA Neb Dean Baxter 35 Council Bluffs Iowa was electrocuted late Thursday at a construction site Under siege Newspaper surrenders CHARLESTON W Va wj A National Guard tank lum bered through town Thursday stopped in front of the Charles ton Gazette Building and aimed its cannon at the second floor newsroom Employes of the newspaper crowded the windows and waved white rags in token of surrender The crew of the M3 tank climbed around forawhile then got back in and drove off Adj Gen W E Glake when asked for an explanation said exercise these vehicles every now and then just to be sure theyre in good working The newspaper Wednesday had carried an editorial ques tioning the armory program ences of the big powers have less enduring influence for peace than exchanges of stu dents and peopletopeople con tacts A surging colorful crowd of Indians jammed the en closed field at the fair to hear the Presidentterm India a mighty influence for world peace and pledge American help toward solving this na tions critical food shortages Crowds numbering hundreds of thousands lined the route to the fair grounds cheering Ei senhower as he passed by with Indian President Rajendra Prasad in an open horsedrawn coachunder a red and gold umbrella AS T H E CEREMONIES ended the sun was sinking and colored lights playing on the stand gave a brilliant glow to Indian dancers in ornate cos tumes performing before the President Eisenhower was praised by Prime Minister Nehru as great man and a great presi dent You have found yoursel in the hearts of my Nehru declared Colorful street crowds cheered the President on his rounds But the crowds were orderly in contrast to the wild reception Eisenhower received on his ar rival here Wednesday Th motorcade routes also appearee to have been reinforced with po lice and other security forces lowan dies in factory blast MAQUOKETA u b e r t Lund 27 Maquoketa was fa tally burned Thursday in an ex plosion at the Clinton Engines Corp plant here Lund was working in the in spection department when a magnaflux unit used to inspect metals exploded The explo ion ignited wooden and card oard boxes nearby Three ther employes were burned Company officials estimated he loss at about On the inside Page 4 CubGazette MasonCity News 67 Clear Lake News 8 Society Sports TM2 Comics 13 North Iowa Features 14 Latest Markets 17 The Weather Mason City Light r a i n or drizzle ending Friday evening Decreasing cloudiness and cooler Friday night low 2630 Partly cloudy and mild Satur day high 40 to 44 owa Decreasing cloudiness and cooler Friday night with light rain or drizzle extreme east Partly cloudy and mild Satur day high 3846 Low Friday North Iowa News 20 TV Guide Puilout Section DIES UNDER TRACTOR AUDUBON Joseph Klocke 18 of rural Ded ham Iowa was crushed to death under an overturnec arm tractor Thursday northwest 2834 night 2228 southeast Iowa Temperatures will average 4 to 7 degrees above normal Friday night through next Wednesday Mild through the weekend but turning cooler Monday After noon high will be from the lower 30s in the north to the lower 40s in the south Over night lows will be from the middle teens in the northwest to the upper 20s in the south east Precipitation will aver age 20 to 25 of an inch in intermittent rain through Monday Minnesota Variable cloudiness continued mild Highs Satur day 3542 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 40 Minimum 33 Last Civil War vet near death HOUSTON Tex look like a matter of hours insteai of a doctor said Fridaj after checking the condition o Walter W Williams 117 las surviving veteran of the Civi War It may be only 48 hours the doctor said Respiration i shallow pulse irregular He i very weak He tries to spea but is Williams who celebrated hi birthday Nov 14 has been un der an oxygen tent since Sun day He has failed to respon to treatment for his fourt pneumonia attack since June Soraya expected to wed nobleman ROME bcautifu princess who shared the peacock throne with the Shah of Iran for seven years will become a Ro man Catholic and marry an Italian nobleman informed sources said Friday The sources reported that exEm press Soraya and Prince Rai mondo Umberto Maria Orsini would announce their engage ment at a party for 400 next Wednesday ADDRESS INDIAN PARLIAMENT President Eisenhower glances at his notes duringan address before Indias Parliament in New Delhi Behind him AP Photofax are left to Premier Nehru Vice President Radhakrishnan and Speaker Ayyengar Martial law in county Albert Lea again calm FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES ALBERT LEA Minn Nai tional Guardsmen with fixed bayonets dispersed a jeering crowd of several hundred per sons at the striketorn Wilson Packing Co piarit Friday to back up Gov Orville Freemans declaration of martial law in Freeborn County The crowd was apparently hooting not at the soldiers but at nonunion production workers whom the Guardsmen turned away from the Wilson gates as they reported for work The Guard moving swiftly after the Governors call to maintain law and order shut down the Wilson plant to all but nonunion supervisory and cleri cal workers The production workers hired by Wilson to re place striking union workmen showed up in numbers Friday apparently before they got word the troops were called out and the plant shut down A DETACHMENT of 80 guardsmen arrived at the plant on the edge of this southern Minnesota city of shortly before daybreak They formed two groups on either side of the main plant entrance Col Paul V Meyer Mankato read an order which said no more than three persons could gather in any group in the im mediate packing plant area and no more than 50 in downtown Albert Lea and across the high way from the plant itself Another Guard officer Maj George Roope Austin stood guard outside a gate turning away nonunion production em ployes reporting for work This plant is Roope said in a monotone to each worker There is martial law There will be no production Go on THE TROOPS came from iMankato Austin and Rochester Charles Fisher an administra tive assistant from the union in Chicago said the Packinghouse Workers would not criticize Freemans decision to call out the troops He took the only ac tion that a responsible official could take in view of the explo sive Fisher said By S two hours after the troops arrived the scene around the plant was quiet and only a scattering of spectators watched the guardsmen patrol ling in front of thegates A jeep carrying a 105mm recoiless rifle was placed in ront of the main gate but was later driven to a company parking lot A large sign reading Plant In posted at the en trance after picketing began six weeks ago washastily removed after arrived A company spokesman El wood A Olson said Friday was ;