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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the HOME EDITION VOL 102 t The newspaper Associated Presi and United Press International Full that makes all North to wans MASON TUESDAY JUNE 19 1M2 neigh bb rs 10c Paper Conslils ot Two 75000 am city for Band Festival 4hour parade is led by Meredith Willson By PHIL CURRIE GlobeGaiette Staff Writer Its great just great Thats the way Mason Citys own Music Man son described the 24th North Iowa Band Festival parade Tuesday as he watched it from the reviewing stand And it was it was enormous Hollywood stars ii The parade which began on schedule at 9 am lasted for almost four hours When it wYas finished some 121 bands had paraded from the starting point near the KGLOTV studios past the Post Office to the corner at Federal and 4th NW and down Federal to the Sears Shopping Center some miles along the way All happy people in Iowa are here While the premiere may bring tension to The Music Man stars Tuesday night they thoroughly en joyed themselves Tuesday morning When Meredith Willson arrived at the reviewing stand he shouted to columnist Hedda Hopper Hey Hedda Someone along the way shouted Meredith youre getting grayer every MUSIC MAN MEREDITH WILLSON STRUTS HIS STUFF AT HEAD OF PARADE On the Inside Editorials 4 North Iowa 8 Society News 1011 12 Sports1314 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Clear Lake News 19 Comics Farm Features 21 evasion Tax charge faces Iowa official SIOUX CITY indict ment charging Jack A Snodgrass of Waterloo a member of the Iowa Aeronautics Commission with federal income tax evasion was announced Tuesday by Dist Atty Donald E OBrien The indictment returned by a federal grand jury last week charges that Snodgrass grossly understated his income for the years 1956 1957 and 1958 Snodgrass formerly operated the Waterloo Flying Service at tto Waterloo Municipal Airport He was a supporter and pilot fo former Goy Herschel Loveless who appointed him to the Aero nautics Commission for a term ending in 1963 Details of the indictment agains Snodgrass Deluding the amoun by which he is accused of under stating his income were not im mediately available The Interna Revenue Service office in De Moinessaid the figures would no be made public until Snodgrass i arraigned in Waterloo June 26 OBrien also announced an rv dictnient against Ralph Robert Runkle of Iowa Falls on charge of causing false statements tobe made in an application for anin sured mortgage loan from the Federal Housing Administration A similar indictment again William T Reese an employe o Runkle was announced Monday The two men also are to be ar raigned June 26 in Waterloo TWA strike still on hold basis WASHINGTON WVFlight en gineers temporarily postpone a scheduled strike on Tran World Airlines Tuesday penc ing consideration of settlemen recommendations made by th government Secretary of Labor Arthur Goldberg said the Flight Eng neers International Associatio hasagreed to hold off its walk out from moment to moment while the recommendations under study by negotiators fo the union and the carrier Goldbergs announcement wa timed exactly at the 2 p m strika deadline Stunning setback for Canadas ruling party v j f PARTLY CLOUDY XV TORONTO Prime Minis er John Diefenbakers Conserva ives emerged Tuesday from das national election still the iggest party in the House of Com nbns but without a majority after stunning setback Diefenbaker apparently will try o form a minority government as hedid in 1957 Butas he did then he is expected to call a new election within a year after a period of routine administration in which no controversial legislation can be adopted We are still the government of Canada the 67yearoldConserv ative leader told supporters in N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Lamour defends artists guild WASHINGTON Actress Dorothy Lamour showed up at the Senate Racket Committees B girl hearings to clarify some of this dirt that has been slung at the American Guild of Variety Artists She said she had worked in night clubs and had never seen any of the as soliciting drinks and had been dis cussed by bargirls in their appearances Rusk mends some fences PARIS U S Secretary of State Dean Rusk arrived to begin a fencemending tour of Western Europe He declared Allied solidarity remains un shaken Beck ready to surrender TACOMA Wash Former Teamster President 67 is expected to surrender himself to begin fiveyear jail term TheyS Supreme Court last weekdenied his appeal ofa conviction on two counts of filing false income tax returns Says Hoegh blocked surplus sale Iowa Gov Leo Hoegh blocked sales of deteriorating materials from the na tions strategic stockpile m 1959 a witness told a Senate Investigating committee Hoegh was director of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization at the time William Wickes acting director of the General Services Administration said Hoegh feared the sales might damage the market Red forces wiped put SAIGON South Viet Nam Two big govern ment smashed into Communist guerrilla con centrations in four provinces killing 180 Viet Cong and capturing 131 Opponent says hell back Nixon LOS ANGELES State Assemblyman Joseph C Shell who lost to Rfchard M Nixon in the Republican gubernatorial pri mary has endorsed the man who beat him Shell announced his decision Monday night after a meeting with Nixon at the home of a friend SAME Safety Department Fifnret tBIack Means Trtffte Death fa Fait 21 Bnn rince Albert hisv home cwn However his partys hold ng hadbeen slashed from a rec rdl203 seats in the 265rriember iouse of Commons With three seats still undecided le Conservatives held 117 and ad a chance to pick up one more The Liberals won 96 and ere leading for another1 The So ial Credit party had won 30 and he New Democratic party had 19 One Ontario seat will be filled i July because a candidate died uring the campaign The Conservatives appeared to x at least 15 seats short of the 33 required for an absolute ma orily in the House The final landing could be further changed y recounts that are expected in number of close races and the absentee military vote which vbnt be in until the weekend The Liberals who held only 51 seats in the last Parliament made eliing inroads into the huge blocs he Conservatives had in populous Quebec and Ontario provinces The biggest surprise in the Con servative setback was the strength of the minor New Democratic and Social Credit parties The Social Credit party didnt have a single seat in the last Parliament The Slew previously lad eight seats The swing away from the Con servatives wasevenmore pro nounced in the popular vote Out of more than7 million 7votes counted today the Conservatives received 374 per cent and the Liberals 367 In the total 1958 vote the percentages were 53 for he Conservatives and 33 for the Liberals s This was the vote count from 45907 of the 48623 districts Conservatives 2701087 Liberals 2648912 New Democrats 1001784 139 per Social Credit 845 979 117 per others 28810 That route was lindd with rows and rows of people the largest crowd that ever has gathered in Mason City Mason City police estimated the crowd at75000 They were therenot onlyto see the 91 local and areabands and the 30 outofstate units but also to view the host of cele brities here for the occasion Iowas Gov Norman was here So was senator Jack Miller They helpedlead off the parade of along with Mason Citys Mayor George Mendon With Mendon was Lydia Barrette retired Mason City Librarian A sign on the side of the car read Our Marian the Librarian retired Hollywood had a good share of representatives the festivi ties with director Morton Da Costa and stars Shirley Jones Robert Preston Ronny Howard and the Buffalo Bills allrepre senting the Music Arthur Godfrey on hand for master of ceremonies duties at North Partly cloudy through Wednesday Little chsnge in temperature Tues day night Lows Tuesday night in the 50s A little cooler with highs in the mid 70s Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely Tuesday night and early Wed nesday Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with scattered thunderstorms local ly over the state Cooler northeast Wednesday Warm central 5560 HighWed er north night low nesday 70s northeast to 80s year Thats because this parade gels longer every year I told him Willson explained with glee This is great saidRobert Preston who plays the title role in the movie and also the broadway show Ive never seen so many beaming faces ihmylife I believe all the happy people in Iowa are here today ShirleyJones who is the films Marian the Librarian said Its all very exciting This is really quite a day I love this commented red haired Art Godfrey Its won derful tosee these kidsIt looks like the next bunch mu sicians will come from this state Morton DaCosta in Mason City since Sunday remarked I have certainly admired the top drawer1 organization in this whole affair And secondly Ive been especially impressed by the warmth of all the people I think this is great said RonnyHoward the Winthrop Parpo in the film Iowas Gov Erbe was also impressed by the size and the spirit of the crowd This is the most receptive friendliest crowd Ive ever seen Its southwest Outlook forThurs Iowas U S Sen Jack Miller cloudy withsea sonal temperatures Minnesota Variable cloudiness showers A little cooler Highs Wednesday around 75 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday This is a great day for Iowa Its a great day for the press premiere Tuesday Injuries are fdtdlto Thornton boy Pals 17 died Monday at a Mason City hos pilalof injuries received Friday night when his car collided icadon with a demonstrator fire truck The son of Mr and Mrs Stan ley Pal s Thornton he is also survived by a younger brother The accident occurred on a blacktop county road two miles southof Thornton1 The fire truck owned by General Safety Equip ment Corporation North Branch Minn was returning from a dem onstration at the state fire school at Ames The driver of the truck received only minor facial cuts Funeral services wilt be held Thursday at pm at the WartnabyGrarup Funeral Home and at 2 pm at St Pauls Lu theran Church here The Rev Russell Jensen will officiate Bur ial will be in the Meservey Ceme night rode in the parade as did Hollywoods famous colum nist and hatwearer Hedda Hop per sporting a yellowhat with large brilliant flowers Paul Yoder Fort bandmaster and his wife were also among the celebrities And of course there was Will son and his wife Rini About a Mock before reached the Central Park re viewing stand where press members from acrossthena tion waited hopped ffomhis car and took over the drum major choresleading the Mason City High SchoblBand in arousing f76Troni bones the1 most famous hit from the Willson The band blared the song as it passed the reviewing stand and movie cameras rolled and flash bulbs popped as Willsou waved ior the cheering crowd He continued leading the band for two more blocks then climbed backaboard his car Once at the end of the route Willson and the rest of the fea tured guests doubled back to the reviewing stand and viewed the remainder of the parade Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset 77 49 60 4 33 St Paul hails use of fluoride ST PAUL Minn oridation of city water in the past five years has reduced tooth decay among children by 35 per cent according to a re port issued Tuesday by the St Paul Bureau of Health The results showed a 35 per centreduction in dental decay of permanent teeth a 27 per cent decrease in decay of baby teeth a 50 per cent increase in the number of children with de cayfree permanent teeth and a 17 per cent drop in the num ber of permanent leeth missing Heat and tempo send 6 bandsmen to hospital Six members of the Auburn Maine band were overcome by heat and the fast tempo as they passed 12th St on S Federal and were taken to Mercy Hospital There are 73 members in this band in Mason City The direc tor Allen Simons said he noticed the band weaken at about 12th St The director said the band nor mally marches about miles at one time without trouble He said apparently the last part of the parade route was too much He explained we march at a very fast clip Simons said the incident would not stop the band from perform ing in the competition drills at Roosevelt Stadium during the aft ernoon Davenport girl is victim of crash DAVENPORT WA girl was killed and a man was seriously injured Tuesday in a two6ar crash at a Davenport intersection Dead was Judith Marie Davidson 17 daughter of Mr and Mrs Al K Meier of Eldon In serious con dition at a hospital was Jerry Gary Barnett 20 of Davenport 75000 LINE THE PARADE ROUTE Following the host of celebrl ty cars was a float carrying a huge replica of a snare drum on which appeared to the North Iowa Music Festival and Music Man Competition Three girls rode on the float A float carrying Elaine Doug las the 1961 Miss North Iowa introduced area bands and their queen candidates The second section of the giant parade featured the 30 outofstale bands and the floats depicting various scenes from The Music Man The outof state bands marched especially sharply as their work was be ing judged as part of the Music Man National Marching Band Contest The white shoes of the Sydney Lanier band from Alabama came swish swish swishing in the distance On every eighth beat the Durango Colo band members clipped their left hands to their right shoulders The Idaho band danced a waltz The Indiana band members kept time to their music by moving brass instruments in onetwothreefour beats Even the weatherman got into ihe spirit of things As the vis iting Texasband passed playing 76 Trombones a time and tem perature sign across from the band read 76 degrees Skies were clear As giant as the parade was it was only the beginning of Tues days festivities In the after noon 23 of the outofstatc bands performed eightminute routines vying for the in musical instruments and a crosscountry tciur plugging The Music Man film winner of tho marching competition will be announced Tuesday night at Roosevelt Sta dium as will the new Miss North Iowa After the new queen is crowned she will taka a quick trip around the track in a special car then will bo whisked to Palace Theater ;