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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL99 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Asiocited Prest United Press intwnaUona Full Wirei MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 9 1961 7o a Copy ThU Paper Consists of Four On 23rd annual Band Festival Tuesday Music Man film to be highlight of 62 Willsons stars are invited A return to River City The Music Man comes back to River City on June 19 1962 Stars and pro ducers of the Warner Brothers movie of Meredith Willsons Broadway musical 1 hit are being invited to next years North Iowa Band Festival Warner Brothers Studio has agreed to fly Meredith and Rini Willson Morton DaCosta the di rectorproducer of the picture and an impressive list of stars of the movie as well as press radio and television representa tives from across the country to a special showing of the movie in Mason City Willson author and composer of The Music Man basedil largely on scenes from his na tive Mason City and is largely responsible for bringing his co workers on the film back to its original locale HE HAS SUGGESTED to the sponsoring Mason City Cham ber of Commerce that a repre sentative band be invited from each of the 50 states to partici pate in the 1962 Band Festival parade The Band Festival com mittee and the Chamber board approved the suggestion The two local groups in a meet HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEREDITH Top personalities of the movie version of The Music Man assist Mrs Willson cut huge cakes as Meredith Willson celebrates his birthday on the Warner Brothers set in Hollywood Left to right are Paul Ford Hermione Gingold Rini Willson Robert Preston director Morton de Costa Shirley Jones and Willson The stars have been invited to the 1962 North Iowa Band Festival event Quinn estimated upwards ing with Robert Quinn Warnei Brothers press representative helped draft the preliminary plans The president Karl Johann sen was authorized to appoint the necessary committees to im plement the plans Among stars of the film who will receive invitations are Robert Preston who had the lead in the Broadway production as well as the movie Shirley Jones Buddy Hackett Hermione Gingold Paul Ford Pert Kelton and the Buf falo Bills the quartet which also appeared in the original Broad way version WARNER BROTHERS also will fly to Mason City representatives of the press television and radio for nationwide coverage of the of 100 persons in the party The group chartered plane noon picnic in East Park It 1 to take the place of the usua will arrive bybandmasters luncheon The spe the day guests are to attend the pic the Band Festival Quinn said nic and will leave the clay following They will participate in the Band Festival parade the special show ing of the movie and other events of the day The largest parade in the history of the Band Festival is antici pated In addition to 80 or more local bands there will be the added bands from other states cars carrying the movie stars and other visiting notables and the candidates for Miss North Iowa of 1962 FLOATS DEPICTING scenes rom The Music Man will again 3e featured as they were in th Meredith Willson homecoming 1958 One unusual event will be Special concerts by visiting bands will take place during the afternoon The grand finale in Roosevelt Field in the evening will include a number of special features as well as the crowning of Miss North Iowa and the massed band concert The special showing of the moving theater show picture in will follow a downtown the evening THIS U N P R E C E DENTED event is a marvelous salute to Meredith Willsons Music Man N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Tractor shipment set DETROIT The TractorsforFreedom commit tee is prepared to send a first batch of 100 tractors to Fidel Castro not later than June 22 in return for soldiers captured in the abortive Cuban invasion last April The committees promise to Castro to follow the first shipment up with four more of 100 tractors each left the next move up to the Cuban premier Harriman Gromyko confer GENEVA U S AmbassadorWAverell Har riman met Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A Gro myko in an attempt to get the stalled international conference on Laos moving again Protest by Russia BERLIN The Soviet Union has protested formally to the Western Big Three that West Ger many is organizing international provocations and endangering peace by holding meetings of the West German Parliament in West Berlin Allied officials here shrugged off the Soviet charges as part of a continuous Soviet propaganda war against Berlins ties with the West Prosecution founders JERUSALEM Completion of the prosecution case against Adolf Eichmann forcrimes against the Jews foundered in an argument over memoirs the defenseclaimed were obtained under the influence of drink TVdelinquency linked WASHINGTON James V Bennett director of federal prisons told a Senate hearing there is a definite relationship between the high rate of juvenile delinquency and the amount of crime and brutality shown on television which is now before the cameras said Bill Hendricks assistant to president Jack Warner and pub lic relations director for Warner Brothers Although the event is still a year away the interest in it is terrific here on the lot he added in a telephone conversation He told of the remarkable reception the movie received Wednesday when excerpts already completed shown at a Jubilee of Films for 250 visiting US dram editors and 150 Los Angeles an Hollywood editors One of them called it The Be lur of musicals1 he reporte with a chuckle Willsonalso in a long distaric elephone conversation expresse ligh enthusiasm for the movi version now being made IT WILL BE infinitely mor effective than the stage said Weve been able to d hings on film that we onl vished we could do on theBroad vay stage Editor and Mrs Earl Hall wil e guests of the Willsons and Varner Brothers at the studios ext week They also will be hown the completed portions o ic movie and will spend portions f two days on the lot where it is eing filmed Warner Brothers also is send ig a representative to view this ears North Iowa Band Festival that he will be familiar with he setting when helping with the ans for next years visit Either endricks himself or Quinn is xpected Pleasant weather through weekend There was assurance from the calhcr Bureau Friday that iwans may look forward to easant spring weather through c weekend Except for a chance some widely scattered showers nd thunderstorms in the north asl ho rainfall is in sight Smashing JFK victory on 14 billion housing plan North Iowa Generally fair through Saturday Lows Fri day night 55 to 60 Highs Sat urday 80 to 85 Iowa Generally fair through Saturday Lows Friday night 55 to 60 north 60 to 65 south Highs Saturday 80 to 85 Fur ther outlook Fair to partly cloudy above normal temper atures Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal Friday night through next Wednesday with little daily change Normal highs are in the upper 70s and normal lows 55 to 60 Rain fall will average about 50 of an inch in widely scattered showers and thunderstorms during the period Minnesota Scattered rain con tinued warm Highs Saturday near 85 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Parade to open big day Will crown new queen 80 59 75 52 WASHINGTON Kennedy wrapped up a smash ing victory on the S614 billion lousing bill in the Senate early Friday but only after a bitter ight through a marathon 13Vi hour session by Republicans to chop the bilhment 40year mortgages to buy but they were caught by a sur prise at a maneuver by a Dem ocrat Sen Albert Gore of Ten nessee Gore won 49 to 44 adoption of an amendment cutting from the Final passage of the the entire moderate income family program advanced by the administration This is one of the new features of the bill on which Kennedy has set great store In its original form it sought to aid families in the to bracket by offering nodownpay of the big five on he Presidents 1961 legislative put over until Mon day But the Senate only quit at am after the bill had een advanced io a stage at vhich no further changes are Jossible IN ITS FINAL Senate form the bill contains practically all of the housing programs asked by Kennedy But this turned out to be the case only after admin istration lieutenants battled for hours to reverse a severe de feat suffered Thursday after noon at the hands of a Demo crat Administration forces h a d been knocking downattempts homes and similar term low interest rate loans to nonprofit groups to build apartments Gore attacked 40 year mort gages as unsound and impracti cal But after much oratory and lots of jockeying in the cloak rooms a substitute was devised which got the provision back into the bill by a 47 to 42 vote THE ONLY significant conces sion he made was to require a down payment on the housing This could amount to on a home the maximum price allowed The formula calls for 3 per cent down on the first S13500 or plus 10 per cent on the amount Kennedy swims on docs orders PALM BEACH Fla UP President Kennedy just like any other good patient Friday minded doctors orders and gave a heated salt water swim ming pool his No 1 priority Kennedys personal physi cian Dr Janet Travell has pre scribed plenty of swimming in warm water for the Presidents aching back An excellent swim mer since boyhood Kennedy found the prescription easy to take Kennedy flew here from Washington Thursday afternoon within a few hours after the first announcement he had been suffering from a painful back injury since May 16 Faulty flusher flipper favors female On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 67 Latest Markets 12 jabove or in the case handle Mason City News 1213 Comics 14 North Iowa News 16 Clear Lake News 17 Sports 2526 Transit Schedule 34 TV Guide Pullout Section of a 515000 house It is identical with the requirements in regular FHA financing in that price bracket In the existing system the 10 per cent requirement ap plies up to then jumps to ST PAUL Min nesota Supreme Court Friday determined that damages may be awarded a woman who in jured her wrist while flushing a toilet at the Twin City Speed ways A jury award of to Mrs Robert Lindgren Minne apolis was upheld by the high court She suffered a slashed wrist two years ago on Memo rial Day when the porcelain broke around a flush box EXPLORER DIES OSLO last surviving discoverer of the South Pole Olav Mjaaland died Thursday night at his home in Morgedal eastern Norway He was ON THE MUSIC MAN SET The veteran Brit ish movieTV star Hermione Gingold and Al Shea of the Buffalo Bills quartet look over the set for The Music Man at the Warner Brothers studios Miss Gingold plays the role of Mrs Shinn the mayors wife and Shea portrays Mrs Dunlop The stables and auction house in the background is named after the late Charlie Barber longtime secretary of the Mason City Retail Merchants Assn and an uncle of Meredith Willson North Iowa and southern Minnesotas prettiest girls will be back in Mason City Tuesday They will repre sent 80 visiting bands and will be vying for the title Miss North Iowa of 1961 Crowning of the queen at the evening finale in Roosevelt Sta dium is the highlight of the 23rd annual North Iowa Band Festi val It is only one event how ever in a day filled with music color and excitement The day starts with band con certs in Central Park the Ma son City AllGrade School Band leading off at am The band stand Will be filled throughout the day except dur ing the parade THE PARADE of 84 bands 81 queens in convertibles two dozen floats and dignitaries of the day starts at 10 amIt will form just ahead of the television cameras at KGLO Studios then proceed to the Hotel Hanford south on Federal to 5th SE and north on Delaware to State Street More than 15000 spectators are expected to line the parade route and watch the twohour spectacle Included will be Miss Dorothy Schott J o i c e Miss North Iowa of last years festi val the featured Glenwood School Marching Band and Paul Yoder famous composer from Ft Lauderdale Fla who will be guest conductor for the massed band concert in the eve ning THE STADIUM will be open to the public at pm and the grand entry of the 81 visit ing bands will start They are expected to fill the grandstand and north bleachers by 7 pm If other years are a measure of the crowd the public seating in the east and south bleachers will be filled to overflowing long before that hour An added feature for this years festival is the return of queen candidates from the 1946 festival headed by Miss North Iowa of 1946 now Mrs Arvid Lindell of Greene They will be guests through the day with their families with the womens division of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce as their hosts The Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Band Festi val providing the noon meal and travel expenses for the visiting bands and their queen candidates 3 boys suffocate inside freezer CONCORD N H ffi Three small boy playmates climbed into a freezer chest while at play and smothered when the lid closed on them late Thursday The dead children are Keith Loughry 6 his brother Glen 4 and a next door neighbor William Anderson 4 Officials said they had been in the chest an hour The freezer was on the rear second floor porch at the Loughry home It had been there a week but was not yet in use Quiet cordial hello to Adlai in Uruguay MONTEVIDEO UTU gu a y UPI Ambassador Adlai E Stevenson received a quiet but cordial welcome Friday on his arrival in Uruguay third stop on his special factfinding mis sion through Latin America for President Kennedy SAME ;