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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the VOL 98 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors ud United Pm tntautlbnl FuJJ Wire MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 15 1960 To Copy ThI Paper ConlU of Four Sectta No 231 Kenn aims acate rals pposing Johnson Conclave too big fc for L A Lack of hotel space high prices evident By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor LOS ANGELES Convention sidelights As I near the end of my repor torial coverage of my 16th na tional nominating convention I have a prediction to offer This will be the last gathering of its kind that will be held in my lifetime any place other than Chicago No affront is meant to Los An geles nor is any compliment to Chicago intended Its just a matter of logic convenience and greatest good to the greatest number A GIFT brought this convention to LA But this was offset several times by the of extra cost for every visitor here on the Hotels are inadequate and inconveniently situated with re spect to the j convention hall and other strategic con j vention uses By contrast Chicago is centrally situ ated has am ple hotel facil ities and after this year in its projected Ex HALL position Park on the lakefront will have per fect convention hall facilities These considerations will out JOHN KENNEDY AND LYNDON JOHNSON THEYRE SET FOR NOVEMBER But some delegates miffed strong ti weigh by far the fun of travel incident to some remote point such as LA San Francisco Houston Philadelphia and New York A LAST WORD on a kindred point The business of a convention could be transacted in three days rather than five if there were the no TV vT 7T Hundreds of convention vis of them from Iowa of their first con tact with the celebrated free ways of this sprawling city Not all alas performed with admir able Turning from the wrong lane slowing down or changing lanes without proper signaling were the commonest causes of dented fenders or bashedin radiators Taxi drivers have had a field day so far as income in con cerned but they complain that Sunday drivers have been all too numerous on all week days ALBERTA METCALF Kelly Nichols national committee woman exercised the unique privilege of naming a proxy for her first Iowa vote at the Wed nesday night session Through this act of kind thoughtfulness Mrs Herschel Loveless was able to cast a vote for her hus band for presidential nomina tion So you think favorite son nominations are silly Youre so right And youd feel ever so much more strongly if you had to sit out the pathetically syn thetic demonstrations on an un comfortable press gallery chair Gov LeRoy Collins has prob ably been the one most impres sive speaker at this convention His speech as permanent chair man was a country mile more effective than the keynote by Idahos boy wonder orator Sen Frank Church Why IT COULD BE because the Florida governor didnt try as hard as his boyfaced predeces sor1 Among the nominators Min nesotas Eugene McCarthy By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor LOS ANGELES Not the ticket we would have chosen but a strong one neverthe less Thats a typical sizeup of the KennedyJohnson combi nation from Iowas delegates to this national Democratic nominating convention With Herschel Loveless ob viously out of contention the Hawkeye Democrats had set tled on Missouris Sen Stuart Symington as the one who would add greatest strength to the ticket in Iowa It was reported that three contacts by Loveless with nominee Kennedy during the day one not long before an nouncement of Johnsons se lection left the Iowa gover nor with the definite impres sion that it was to be Syming ton Another lowan obviously disappointed was Mason Citys Dr Sterling Barber Iowa campaign manager for Sym ington He had strongly urged the Missourian for second place after the presidential nomination went to Kennedy Kenneth Eobinson Bayard publisher is one with good reason for approving the Johnson choice He cast the half vote for the Texan on the Wednesday night roll call A farmwife delegate from North Iowa expressed regret that the delegates hadnt been taken into Kennedys confi dence and given a chance to express some choice We would probably have gone along and felt much bet ter about it she suggested Herschel will just have to work that much harder she concluded It will be a case of him helping the national ticket B C Berge Garner in a chat with this reporter after the Johnson nomination pre dicted the most spirited cam s astuteness again reveals itself paign our country has seen in modern times To the Hancock Countyan naming a Midwesterner to take over the post now occu pied by Ezra Taft Benson is of greater importance than the vice presidency Weve had too much nega tive thinking in this field he insisted Several other dele gates rationalized the Johnson selection this way It was a choice between wooing the South and the bor der states or wooing the Mid dle West It couldnt be both Spokesmen for the South voiced assurance that any in ternal rift in the party coun sels had been closed But some Texans in the press gal lery were predicting a lot of long vacations in the Lone Star state come early Novem ber Souths support likely Team set for election LOS ANGELES Sen John F Kennedy formally ac cepts the Democratic presi dential nomination Friday night with party liberals bemoaning his surprise endorsement of Sen Lyndon B Johnson as his running mate In a dramatic but highly tra ditional decision Thursday Ken nedy compromised with the political realities of a threat ened Southern bolt and wheeled in Johnson the majority leader of the Senate as his vice pres idential nominee He thus set up a combination that presents the voters with a New England liberal in the No 1 spot and a Southerner or Westerner with more con servative leanings in the No 2 place THE MASSACHUSETTS sen ator also took a practical step toward quieting a growing Dixie rebellion But he reared in re turn some protests from party liberals who felt they had been influential in his top place nomination arid deserved better of their efforts than a middle oftheroad vice presidential candidate There was one report quick AP Photofax CONGO SENDOPF A Congolese policeman seemed to be having difficulty trying to amuse this youngster us the first group of American citizens waited to be evacuated at Brazzaville airport in the Congo The U S Air Force plane airlifting the group from the tumultuous African republic stands with ramp open in the background e LOS ANGELES newsmen and political observers With the curtain run down At least one delegate Edris confounded by announcement of Johnsons selection for vice pres on activities at Sports Arena wens Newton business dent went out of Jack Kennedys press conference Thursday efforts Friday werp rpnfprpd Owens agent for the Maytag Co kept his seat when others rose to cheer the Johnson nomin evening further convincedthat the Massachusetts senator is con on seeing that Memorial Sta e tinuing to do the impossible in his bid for the presidency of dium nearby is filled ta its u S 100000 capacity for the ac tion at Sports Arena Thursday The tremendous influence magnetic charmand above all ceptance rites in the late af Iy denied by both the Kennedy and Johnson camps that John son was chosen at his own in sistence Pierre Salinger Kennedys press secretary described the report as completely and ab solutely untrue Sen Kennedy asked Sen Johnson to run and Sen John son accepted Salinger added JOHNSON TOLD a group of Negro delegates Friday that the partys new ultraliberal plat orm has his wholehearted sup port House Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas who urged Johnson not to take second place shook his head and sighed a little sadly at the outcome which was formally ratified by the Demo cratic convention Thursday night Whatever his motives by the introduction of Johnsons name on the ticket Kennedy appeared to have softened a movement to deny him the vote of several LEOPOLDVILLE The Congo Ghana Friday delivered the first token detachment for the interna tional military force ordered by the U N Security Council to the chaotic Congo to help restore order Maj Gen Henry Alexander British commander of Ghanas small army and a small detachment of his troops set up quarters in a downtown hotel to roars of approval from hundreds of Congolese gathered outside The commander of the U N force Swedish Maj Gen Carl Carlsson von Horn leaves Jerusalem by plane today for The Con go bringing with him 11 military advisers of various nationali ties 5 radio technicians and 5 security guards Some 2400 troops are expected by early next week from Ghana Tunisia Morocco Guinea and Mali U S Air Force planes started landing at Leopoldville port with the first part of 300 tons of flour President Eisenhower ordered sent to tbs hungerthreatened new African nation Arrival of the first tiny U N detachment seemed to create a new and more relaxed atmos phere Long lines of Belgian refugees in automobiles still waited to take the ferry across On the inside Editorials Page 4 Band Page 5 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 10 North Iowa Features 17 Comics 19 night proved most effective by far although a packed gallery proved helpful to him in his as signment political astuteness of the Bostonian asserted itself again when ternoon jockeyed Johnson his chief rival of the previous night Herschel Loveless brought to his seconding assignment for Kennedy a wellworn voice For almost 10 days he had spoken thousands of words as chair man of the conventions rules committee and head of Iowas delegation Its no secret that Iowas governor had some suggestive help on his seconding speech from the Kennedy staffs script writersThe intent was to see that all aspects of the Kennedy personality and qualifications be covered THE LOVELESS task was to bring assurance that lowans are more interested in wha a person does during the week than in what church he attends on Sunday who repeatedly denied any interest whatsoever in the second spot into accepting the vice presidential nomination Here is the maturity for the ticket if anybody questions it here is eminent congressional leadership here above all is insurance for support of the South Favorite son governors such as Loveless of Iowa Freeman of Minnesota Hodges of North Carolina and Docking of Kansas by the boards when the jig was up None of them had the stature national image or geographical influ ence of Lyndon Johnson It had tobe Johnson for another vital reason He is the one able energetic and politically powerful campaigner of the lot It had to be Johnson and Kennedy got him The weather Singer Tibbett dead at 63 NEW YORK Singe Im back with a recipe for shorter nominating speeches that I have proposed in con nection with several previous conventions Its this Make the phrase who illegal Perhaps a substitute would be evolved ultimately but up to now it has been the chief in ducer of oratorical vcrbosencps a man North Iowa Partly cloudy anc warmer through Saturday Widely scattered thunder showers Saturday Lows Fri day night 6064 Highs Satur day 8489 Iowa Partly cloudy through Saturday Widely scatterec thundershowers northwest Fri day night and north portion Saturday Warmer Lows Fri day night in the 60s Highs Saturday 80s east to lower 90s west Further to partly cloudy Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy show ers High Saturday in 80s Five day Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Wednes day Afternoon highs will av erage from the middle 80s to near 90 and overnight lows from the lower to the upper 60s A gradual warming trend is expected until turning cool er Tuesday or Wednesday Rainfall will average from 25 to 50 to locally near one inch in intermittent thunder showers throughout the pe riod weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Lawrence Tibbett 63 died Fr day Once ranked as one of th worlds most popular singers le died 17 days after undergoin surgery Tibbett had been un conscious since the operatic was performed June 28 to cor rect an old head injury The singing giant had beei idle in recent years but he lef behind a record equalled bj few operatic greats including a successful movie career Tib bett was known as Mr Amer ican baritone for many years IOWAN DROWNS EARLY Hasel hoff 18 Early drowned Thurs day afternoon at a gravel pi here 78 54 69 84 59 SAME DATEl959331 Southern states in the Electoral College Kennedy could deal with the complaining liberals of the party They had no organiza tions to deny him the electoral vote of any state He could pitch for their support by the liberal utterances such as he planned for Friday nights extravaganza JOHNSON HAS BEEN a tar get for Americans for Demo cratic Action the liberal ap pendage of the party He has been criticized by Chairman Butler for ignoring the recom mendations of the Democratic Advisory Council Gov G Mennen Williams of Michigan a preconvention sup porter of Kennedy said his delegation feels the nomination of Johnson was a mistake Robert R Nathan head of the District of Columbia delegation and an ADA leader wanted to put up the name of Gov Orville j Freeman of Minnesota to Johnson in a floor vote Jut Freeman scotched that California and Wisconsin dele ates complained about the hoice of Johnson but the con ention wasnt in a mood to hallenge any request Kennedy made Johnsons nomination as gaveled through without ny formal vote On the point of age Kennedy 43 and Johnson 51 Johnson ad been among those who had uggestcd that the man from Massachusetts needed maturity Clear Lake News 11 to Brazzavin but there was an Sports 1314 i easier air about the city Belgian troops were still in control of the city and had fanned out over a large part of the country to which Belgium had given independence only two weeks ago Premier Patrice Lumumba was slapped in the face by an FORT DODGE UPI Joe angry European at the airfield Lucas 47 paid in Thursday night as he and and costs on charges of possesjpresident Joseph Kasavubu sion of a gambling device andjwere about to board a plane was bound over to the grand Both were taunted by an angry North Iowa News 22 TV Guide Pullout Section Pays fine for having gambling device jury on charges he violated state liquor laws Lucas who was arrested Thursday when state agents raided an American Legion clubroom posted bond for his release European crowd An announcement that the Congolese government had broken relations with Belgium was made in the Belgian House of Representatives in Brussels AP Photofax ON SAME SIDE NOW Speaker Sam Rayburn who managed Sen Lyndon B Johnsons unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomina tion has a word for Ted Kennedy younger brother of the successful candidate Sen John F Kennedy on the convention floor in Los Angeles Johnson agreed to take the No 2 spot on the ticket i ;