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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes alt North lowans neighbors VOL 98 Associated Press ana United Press International FulJ tmsase Wires MASON CITY iOWA WEDNESDAY JULY li I960 I 7c Cppy Consists of Two Section One No 234 Kennedy still favored espite maneuverings Conclave viewing unexciting By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Dont look now but television and radio coverage of the national politi cal conventions this summer could turn out to be a real dud But blame it on the nature of politics not the networks The Republican meeting is a nocontest operation and hence likely to be dullfrom an enter tainment point of view And Sen John Kennedys con trol of the Democratic conven tion thus far has made it strict ly a hohum affair TRADE SOURCES estimate that more than 92 million Amer icans will view the conventions on television But even with so vast an audience sponsors were mighty leary of gambling their hard cash on the political shows Up until a week before the Dem ocratic curtainraiser NBCTV had sold only threefourths of its convention coverage and seven twelfths of its presentation of election night returns ABC had even a rougher time The Mutual and ABC radio net works let its stations sell 80 per cent of its coverage locally Some of the difficulty stems from political squeamishness both national committees turned down a beer sponsor Only CBS had the whole pack age both conventions and elec tion night wrapped up and con signed early at a price tag of million to Westinghouse Electric Corp Yes Betty Fur ness is back opening those re frigerator doors again AP Photofax LISTENING TO A LOSING Members of Mississippis delegation to tacks the civil rights plank of the plat the Democratic national convention give form adopted in Los Angeles last night complete attention to the words of their Southern efforts to amend the plank governor Ross R Barnett as he at were shouted down THE CONVENTION broad casts were first sponsored in 1952 Four years later sponsor ship was really extensive with the networks garnering about million in advertising rev enue from the two conventions and election night Even so the networks had to absorb addition al costs of about million or million Now the broadcasting industry has invaded Los Angeles and subsequently Chicago with an army of 1100 commentators newsmen and technicians In dividual stations are getting into the act A television coaching school was set up for candidates Among the new communications gimmicks is the Video Scene a transistorized walkietalkie a portable vidicon camera a 100 inch lens and the machine gun mike which can ber aimed at persons 100 feet away and un known to them put their conver sations on the air Even delegates have a chance for a change to see whats go ing on At strategic locations in the convention halls are huge screens capable of receiving images from the conventions own closedcircuit TV or from the network coverage A BIG CITY POLL the re sults of which were disclosed on June 23 reported that 90 per cent of those quizzed said that they planned to watch the na tional conventions this year Seventysix per cent admitted to watching parts of the 1956 conventions t m GOODELL Robert S Garlock 31 Clear Lake died lat Tuesday afternoon from internal injuries received when the ca he was driving collided with another vehicle near here Garlock was taken to the hospital in Belmond but died o the way Delbert Pals 17 Meservey is reported in good condition a the hospital in Belmond Pals driver of the second vehicle i the son of Mr and Mrs Daniel Pals A passenger in the Pals car Ronald Graves 15 rural Maso City is in satisfactory condition at Mercy Hospital Graves i the son of Mr and Mrs Donald R Graves Graves is being treated for a fractured arm andpossibl broken ribs and a skull fracture The accident occurred at an intersection five miles east a mile north of here a According to a report from the Hancock County sheriffs ol fice the Garlock vehicle was traveling west and the Pals ca was going south when the pact occurred The point of col lision was about in the middl of the intersection The sheriffs report said bot vehicles traveled about 150 fee from the point of collision anc came to rest in a field southwes of the intersection THE SHERIFFS report showed that the vision was clear for both drivers Garlock employed as boiler operator at the North Iowa Co operative Processing Assn hac been to the Kenneth Blau farm and to Meservey to obtain parts for a car he was fixing on his day off He was the son of the late Ernest and Doris McGowan Gar lock Clear Lake Surviving aTe his wife Beverly and three children Brenda 6 Lou Ann 5 This year they are being of fered two fairlyprofessional shows streamlined especially for television Each is expected to run about 35 hours of air lime Entertainment ostensibly for delegates is aimed primar ily at home viewers Actor George Murphy is in charge of the show at the Re publican conventipn But the Democratic gettogether is sex ier Partly this is because of its location near Hollywood More over Sen Kennedy the Demo cratic frontrunrier has for a and movie star Peter tawford and Mark two brothers Neil and Larry Garlock Mason City four sisters Mrs William Barbara Blau and Mrs Mar vin Elaine Wade both of Clear Lake Mrs Merlyn Ge neva Ulrich and Mrs Dick Nancy Jenkins both of Mason City and two grandmothers Mrs Sherman Garlock and Mrs Charles McGowan Clear Lake HE WAS a veteran of the Korean War Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the Wilcox FuneralHome Clear Lake with the Rev William Dilsaver pas tor of the Christian Church offi ciating Burial will be in Clear Lake Cemetery A prayer serv ice for the family will be held at pm Thursday at the Garlock residence 6 Sunset View Dr Clear Lake Mexican students try to burn US flag MEXICO CITY sands of students shouting Cuba yes Yankee no marched past the US embassy Tuesday night and attempted to burn an American flag in front of the presidential palace before being dispersed by riff police armed with tear gas AP Photof ax SHOT DOWN Rus sian news agency Tass says this is fighter pilot Capt Vasi ly Polyakov who shot down the US RB47 jot reconnais sance plane July 1 Polyakov received the Order of the Red Banner for his feat US balks at bid for police force WASHINGTON United States is reported willing to pro vide technicians transportation and financial support but no any United Nations force sent to put down tKe mu tiny in the African Congo Top officials outlined the ad ministrations attitude in the wake of a White House declara tion that countries other than the United States should provide the forces PRESIDENT Eisenhower at his vacation headquarters in Newport R I late Tuesday turned down The Congos appeal for 3000 troops Ei senhower said via a White House spokesman that it would be jetter for the Congo if no iroops were sent from any of large Western nations on such an emergency mission In New York Secretary Gen eral Dag Hammarskjold called members of the UN Security Council to a formal meeting to consider the Congo govern ments request for help to re tore order IN THE RIOT TORN Congo Belgian paratroopers battled na tive soldiers at the Leopoldville airfield and a high African of ficial said a virtual state of war exists between Belgium nd the Congo republic The redbereted paratroopers rove Congo army troops from Stevenson obtaining support BULLETIN LOS ANGELES M Sen John F Kennedy stormed over the 761 publicly committed delegate votes required for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday just two hours before the decisive session of the national con vention The break came in a caucus of the New Jersey delegation which gave him 31 Vi of its 41 votes LOS ANGELES UP Th Democrats moved into the bi business of picking their presi dential nominee Wednesday in flurry of lastminute sidcchoos ing swirling about John F Ken nedys highrolling vote crest Backers of the youthful Mas sachusetts senator confidentlj talked of a first ballot victory Minnesotas leaders split Gov Orville Freeman announced h had been chosen to put Ken nedys name before the conven tion an announcement con firmed later by Kennedy headquarters But Sen Hubert Humphrey came out for Adlai E Steven son He told aewsmen he ha come to Los Angeles intendin to vote for Kennedy but change his mind HUMPHREY ASKED if hi decision amounted to a protes vote1 said this is not a vot against anyone When I came here I was go ing to vote for Kennedy bu as we approach the hour of de cision I became convinced tha Stevenson is needed Humphrey said his decision was guided in part by the cru cial state of world affairs America is in dire trouble we need as president the best we have he said Just where the bulk of Min nesotas 31 votes would go was left uncertain Just Wz hours before the open ing of the vital convention ses sion an Associated Press tabu lation showed 131 delegates stil uncommitted WITH 761 NEEDED to nom inate the count in this tabula tion for the contenders was Kennedy Sen Lyndon B Johnson of Texas Sen Stuart Symington of Mis siouri Stevenson 73 Others including Humphrey and a flock of favorite sons be airfield and reopened it to raffic The African troops had interrupted an airlift of fleeing vhite refugees for several hours efore the Belgian troopers attted their way back into TO of the field Late news Highlights MOSCOW UPI Russia Wednesday accused the west of the colonial oppression in Congo and asked the United Nations to fake imme diate action to end this armed aggression LONDON Soviet Union Wednesday demanded an emergency session of the UN Security Cduncll on tha US RB47 incident Tension gripped the previous ly apathetic delegates as the hour approached for the roll call which will legalize Kenne dys claim to the provide the biggest upset in re cent political history Balloting will start around 5 pm Rumors sped through this con vention city about major defec tions from the Kennedy banner but reporters found no evidence that an effective stopKennedy movement had materialized KENNEDY HIMSELF shrugged off th corridor gossip AP Photofax are Fred Pechek Pueblo Colo LOVELESS HUDDLES AT CONVEN Herschel Loveless of Iowa Phil Muhic Pueblo County Democratic holds the center of attention in this in chairman the Governor Stephen formal convention floor huddle at the Mitchell former Democratic national Democratic national convention Left to chairman and Mike Soldren Pueblo IOWO By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor LOS ANGELES Iowas dele gation played host to Sens John Kennedy and Stuart Symington at a Tuesday afternoon caucus in the StatlerHilton Hotel and listened to eloquent spokesmen for Sen Lyndon Johnson anc Adlai Stevenson Kennedy and Mrs Roosevell were cheered to the echo and there was a somewhat more subdued reception for Syming ton and the Johnson spokesman he venerable Texas Speaker of the House To a direct question Kennedy stated that Iowas Gov Her schel Loveless had been highly ecommended as a vice presi dential candidate and that in any event he would lean heavily on him for counsel about the arm problem assuming both vere elected in November The Massachusetts senator ailed the decline in farm in The Weather o r t h Iowa Fair and cooler Wednesday night lows 5662 Generally fair Thursday highs 8084 owa Clearing and cooler Wed nesday night lows mid 50s northwest to near 60 southeast Generally fair Thursday highs in the 80s Further outlook Generally fair little tempera ture change Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy cool er Highs Thursday in 70s GlobeGazette Weather Data p to 8 am Wednesday that he had crested just short of victory I will win the nom ination he declared confident ly The deep south where there had previously been some Ken nedy sentiment solidified its support of Johnson after absorb ing a bad beating in a floor battle over a tough civil rights platform plank authored by Kennedys camp THIS IS A convention thirsty for the wine of November vic tory As such it roared its ap proval of a platform into which had been nailed the toughest civil rights plank the party ever adopted Southerners interested in mak ing a record for the home voters tried unsuccessfully to kill this declaration But not a Dixie dele gate lifted a foot to walk out of hc hail as many of them have done in the past Maximum Minimum Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 78 58 Trace 81 57 come the nations No 1 domes tic problem and pledged to keep the matter at front of my desk if I am fortunate enough to be your next presi dent Asked by Henry B Hook for mer Mason Cityan now publish er of the Davenport Democrat whether he would make his principal farm pronouncement in Iowa next fall as presidential nominee the touslehaircd Bos tonian replied You probably wont believe it but I havent arranged my fall schedule yet LOVELESS IN opening the caucus had stated his full ap proval of the platforms vigor our plank on civil rights Ken nedy in response to a question said he was favorably im pressed by a first reading of it Sam Rayburn referred to his fellow Texan Lyndon Johnson as the greatest leader I have mown in my 47 years on Capitol ill He admonished against sectionalism and excoriated Sec etary of Agriculture Benson j We need a housecleaning in Washington and I think Lyndon Johnson has the broom Symington was represented by his youthful son who was in the process of assuring the Iowa delegates that there would be no question about victory in the fall if you nominate my Dad when the candidate himself en tered Hit room and received a standing ovation He merely ac knowledged his gratitude to the lowans for hearing him Mrs Roosevelt was at her emotional best in her appeal for StevensonKennedy ticket The whole free world not merely hc US needs the former Illinois governor she pleaded almost tearfully ITS NO TIME for not choos ing our best the former first lady asserted I am not sug gesting that Jack Kennedy couldnt win Its probably a Democratic year But are we sure we would be putting for ward our best ticket Plans went forward for pre senting the Herschel Loveless name to the convention Wednes day Merwin Coad 6ih District representative will make the nominating speech The Iowa delegation is bound by state convention resolution to stick with Loveless for one ballot Behind the scenes an cultural committee headed by two lowans Leonard Hoffman Iowa Falls and Ellsworth Hayes Hamlin in Audubon i County has been gathering mo On the inside Society News 101112 imentum By Tuesday night the North Iowa News 14 Sports 15 grcmp included representatives from a dozen farm states from Clear Lake News 19 Texas to Wisconsin including Latest Markets 20 jlowa and Minnesota Mason City News 2021 j Sweet words by candidates or Comics 22 jin party platforms will not be Editorials 26 enough candidates were warned in a statement released Tues BODY FOUND HIGHLAND body of Louis Jaanececk 35 was re covered from the Skunk River near here Wednesday He drowned in the river Sunday when his boat capsized day Implementation of the farm plank will take more than promise it was observed We all remember the Eisen hower promise at Kasson Minn in 1952 the statement conclud ed Mayor challenges charge Call Kensett school crossing trap moneyraising s have a right to protect our children against speeders Mayor Mose Brim made this statement in reply to the accu sation by the Iowa Highway Commission Wednesday that Xensett was usiifg1 a school crossing signal as a money raising speed trap The charge levied against the Worth County town grew out of a letter of protest written by a Kansas man to Gov Loveless A M Bynum Coffeyville protested to the governor over an arrest made on US 65 in Kensett THE GOVERNOR relayed the letter to then highway commis sion chairman Robert Brice Wa terloo Democrat who callecl the school crossingsignal a money raising speedtrap and turned it over to safety engineer Carl Schach for study Schachs reply to Brice In our opinion they Kensett city officials are using a school crossing as a means of ing revenue from violators He said in May 1958 the com mission checked school crossing signal in the town and saw six violations of the signals Schach said three outofstate cars were given tickets a fourth boy driving an Iowa li censed stopped but ;