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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 10, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper Editad for ttw VOL CITY GLOBEGAZETTE t The Newspaper That Makes AJI1 North lowans Neighbors Prew lBtemtloMlrun Uut Wlm MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH II 1WO 7o Cofcy Two On HOME EDITIONS No lit Chessman doomed California votes to keep death penalty SACRAMENTO Calif If A marathon hour hearing ended early Thursday with nar row defeat in the California Legin the Assembly was not planned islature for Gov Edmund G Browns bill to repeal the death penalty The 87 vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee may have shattered Caryl Chessmans last hope in his 11 Va year fight to escape the gas chamber Sen Edwin J Regan commit tee chairman had said before the hearing he expected the Sen ate to adjourn the special ses sion on capital punishment the day after committee action on the bill if it was defeated Introduction of a similar bill and no further legislative action was expected on the death pen alty before Chessmans sched uled execution May 2 Gov Brown said he now is absolutely powerless to in terfere with Chessmans execu tion date It was Browns reprieve of the convictauthor and his calling of a special session on capital pun ishment that touched off the great debate m Stevenson narrows the gap But Nixon still holds good lead in latest poll By KENNETH FINK Princeton Research Service PRINCETON a pres idential election were being held in the nation today and Vice President Nixon was the Repub lican candidate and Adlai Ste venson the Democratic Richard Nixon would not by as big a margin as he would have nine weeks ago Tins is the way the latest pub lic opinion time poll sees it at this r534 Stevenson 454 Undecided 10 Nine weeks ago findings on the same question showed Nixon with 571 per cent Stevenson with 409 per cent no opinion 2 per cent IN OTHER WORDS over the past nine weeks Nixons lead over Stevenson has dropped 37 per cent whereas Stevenson has registered a 47 per cen jump and the no opinion vote has dropped 1 per cent When todays vote is stacked up alongside the findings in three previous surveys with the no opinion vote excluded the trend looks like this Sept I01959 Oct 151959 Jan 71960 Today Nixon Stevenson 505 554 581 539 495 446 419 461 From the above it can b seen that Nixon is doing better than he did against Stevenson six months not so we at the present time as he die five months ago or two month ago AN EXAMINATION of the re suits of the last two presidentia elections in which GOP candi date Eisenhower twice wo PRS predicted both victories that in 1952 President Ei senhower won over Stevenso with 554 per cent of the majo party 15 per cen better than Nixon sentiment to day In 1956 President Eisenhowe swept the nation with 575 pe cent of the major party 36 per cent better than Nixo does today In other words when matche against Stevenson Nixon doe not do so well today as Ike di in 1952 or 1956 IT MUST BE understood tha todays findings reflect only cur rent sentiment and that opin ion can and may change be tween now and November When todays vote is stacke up alongside the national pres dential vote in the past seve elections the trend looks lik this NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL VOTE States won b Tr Winner Gop Dem Gop De 34 KooseveH 409 531 fi 4i Roosevelt 375 2 46 40 Roosevelt 430 550 38 Roosevelt 462 538 U 37 Truman 453 439 2S Eisenhower 554 446 9 56 Eisenhower 575 425 41 7 AP Pholofax LOSES Bar etta an Italian national has been stripped of his mil ion fortune by Cuba The hold ings in Havana including the largest autd agency TV sta tions and a newspaper have been confiscated by Premier Castro the best interests of the Yet as if by tacit agreement not a single witness mentioned he controversial prisoner by name The long almost subdued hear ng by the alllawyer committee segan at 9 am Wednesday oe fore a jampacked audience It ended at 1 am on a dramatic note Deputy District Attorney J MillerLeavy of closed that Barbara Graham fourth woman to be executed in California history confessed her guilt in the last few minutes of her life in 1955 He said the 32yearold con victed slayer of an elderly widow made the admission to the late Warden Harley 0 Teets of San Quentin prison LEAVY WHO was Chess mans prosecutor was the final witness He said he related the Graham story because a movie of her life left the impression she was innocent Even as the Senate commit tee debated the death penalty question the California Supreme Court Wednesday turned down Chessmans latest petition This one challenged legality of his new May 2 execution date A L Wirin one of his attor eys told newsmen here the de sion ended Chessmans court lyjeals Chessmans fate is now en rely in the hands of the Gover or unless the Legislature takes avorable action he said Brown after giving Chessman 60day reprieve Feb 19 said e would let him die if the tates lawmakers rejected his lea to abolish capital punish nent forth Iowa Cloudy occasional light snow Thursday night locally lesscold Light snow Friday diminish ing by evening highs middle 20s owa Light snow Thursday night locally less cold lows in teens Mostly cloudy north west light snow southeast Fri day highs in 20s Further out cloudy and cole Saturday Minnesota Mostly fair warm er Highs Friday 2532 GlobeGazette weather data up 08 a m Thursday Maximum 24 Minimum 6 At 8 a m 11 Precipitation 3 snow More snow for Southern Iowa No more heavy snow in th next 24 hours That was th word from the weatherma Thursday But the weathe isnt going to be altogethe pleasant Some light snow will mov across the state with most o the new snowfall in the extrem southern counties Thursda night It will be spreading south eastward across Iowa Thursda night with the northeast cofne likely to escape with little i any snow this time Maso City received six inches of Tuesday night and Wednesday but other points had as much a nine On the inside Editorials Page Society News 678 Clear Lake News 91011 Mason City News 1213 Latest Markets 13 Comics 15 North Iowa News 16 Sports 1701 Decision rankles Germany No issue on high flights WASHINGTON Ufi The U S decision against resuming high altitude plane flights to West erlin may complicate President iscnhowers prosummit policy alks here next week with Ger man Chancellor Konrad Ade aucr Adenauer is coming to Wash ngton next Tuesday to urge a tiff American stand on German nd Berlin issues in the summit egotiations with the Soviet Union at Paris next May He is known furthermore to e suspicious of nny Allied ac ion which might be construed as a sign of weakness or lack of re solve Some diplomats say he las taken the new U S decision as such an action RESCUED RUSSIANS FAMISHED Here are two of the five rescued Russian soldieis as they finish their first real food in nearly 50 days after being cast adrift in the Pacific Emaciated and unable to stand the men were found in a small landing craft by the TJ S carrier Kearsarge off Midway Island 1000 AP Ihnlofnx miles from their Kurile Island base Speaking to mechanic Philip Kaznetzoff of Detroit the two said they had been reduced to eating shoe leather Since their rescue theyve been given haircuts and vitamins The carrier is due at San Francisco next week GOP s Bob Carson killed THE 38YEAROLD prisoner as convicted in 1948 on charges f kidnaprobbery which in olved forcing two young women 3 perform ah unnatural sex ct The Senate committee listened o proponents of repeal for seven lours It wasnt until pm bat law en orcement up o the witness stand in the the tertype hearing room Witnesses supporting the bill lit two main themes That capi al punishment does not deter 3rime That it is barbaric and brutalizes society All but one of the opposition vitnesses argued that the death penalty is a greater deterrent ban any other form of punish ment c Bulletin WASHINGTON Sen ate Thursday refected 5342 move to limit debate and thus crush the Southern filibuster against civil rights legislation ANOTHER GOOD SHOT CAPE CANAVERAL Fla streamlined Polaris flew 00 miles Wednesday in a suc cessful test of advanced flight control equipment The signifi cant flight moved the submarine nearer operational BONDTJRANT B Carson 40 Republican candi date for governor was killed and his wife was injured Thurs day in a cartruck crash The highway patrol said the accident occurred at the junc missile status on of Highways 64 and 338 just utside of Bondurant Carsons wife Shirley 30 and aimer G Drury 58 Marshall own were injured They were aken to Broadlawns Hospital in es Moines where the extent of icir injuries were not immedi tely determined Drury was alone in the pickup ruck owned by the Marshall ounty highway department He employed by the county Patrol Lt T R Mikesch said rury was making a left turn nto Highway 338 when the ac ident occurred Mr and Mrs Larson were driving on High ray 64 toward Des Moines ROBERT B CARSON Wolf to campaign for reelection ELKADER Leonard Wolf DIowa Thursday an nounced he will be a candidate for reelection congressman said it has been a most grati fying experience to represent the 2nd District in Washington1 as 2nd District Wolf Elkader Revised sugar law aimed at Castro per cent for Progressive candi date Henry A Wallace per cent for Stales candidate J Strom Thurmond KiKhts SURPRISE PARIS UPI Pierre Pru vost 33 who is allergic to mis jutes cast their vole horses went to a party Wednes for States Right candidate Jay Slrom Thurmond Alabama Louisiana Mts Carolina day and won the door prize a race horse WASHINGTON W Rep Harold D Cooley DNC said Thursday the administration apparently plans to ask for a new sugar law which he said could be a weapon of re prisal against Cubas Prime Minister Fidel Castro Administration sources con firmed that some changes which Cooley opposes are in cluded in a bill they intend to submit next week to the House Agriculture Committee which Cooley heads But they denied the adminis tration measure is designed as a club against Cuba which reaps a million yearly bonus under present law They said their bill is merited for agricultural reasons and would not hurt Cuba Sugar legislation is an es pecially hot issue this year be cause of Castros attacks on the United States and seizure of Americanowned property in Cuba Some Congressmen see the sugar bill as a golden chance to hit back at Castro President Eisenhower has de clared against retaliation The basic aim of the sugar law first passed early in the New Deal is to protect the U S sugar industry from vio lent ups and downs Quotas prevent an oversupply of sugar in the United States and prices far above the world market rate are paid for im ported sugar to keep it from undercutting domestic grow ers Cuba sells about half her annual sixmillionton produc tion of sugar to the United States The quota change under the administration planwas said to call for a shift of 200000 tons from Cubas quota to thai given U S mainland growers Cuba in turn would get 200000 tons of Puerto Ricos quota il Puerto Rico fails to fill its quota as it has in thepast He said the two vehicles both demolished met almost head on The Carson car skidded 70 feet he said Carson a native of Moulton was Republican floor leader in the 1957 Legislature and also served in the House in the 1955 General Assembly He retired from the Legisla ture after the 1957 session and traveled extensively over the world to study political and economic conditions He then won election as Buchanan Coun ty attorney a post he had held previously from 1950 to 1954 Carson was one of four an nounced candidates for the Roof falls blocking mine rescue effort LOGAN W Va UPI Rescue workers trying to reach 8 miners entombed more than two days deep inside a smolder ng coal pit reported Thursday that the avenues of approach vere blocked by roof falls Paul Lingo deputy state mines director aid the rescue earns could get to within only 2000 feet from the spot where he trapped men are believed to have barricaded themselves It looks as though its going to be another long day Lingo aid The only two possible avenues of approach to where we iclieve the miners to be nomination and former lieuten ant governor William Nicholas Clear Lake is being boosted as a candidate by his supporters Garson announced for gover nor after Atty Gen Norman Erbe Boonc Sen Jack Schroed er the 1959 Iowa Senate majority floor leaders and John Knudson an Albion farmer Just last week supporters of Nicholas took out nomination papers Nicholas himself said he would announce next Tuesday whether he would accept the draft run for the job IN AN EFFORT to forestall any misunderstanding by Ade nauer of the official U S posi tion Secretary of State Chris tian A llertcr sent word to Bonn late Tuesday advising that the decision had been made and pro viding an explanation as to the reason The decision was announced publicly by Herter at his news conference He said Eisenhower had decided that there is no operational necessity at the present time for flying the cor ridors to Berlin above the 10000 foot level in defiance of Soviet objections and possibly danger ous counteractions This was a complete reversal of the U S position on high alti ap He Carson had made several pearances in Mason City lad been scheduled to make a nonpolitical talk before the Ro tary Club March 28 here on Monday ude flights as had been SAME are blocked by roof falls Lingo said the intense heat rom the fire was preventing he rescuers from shoring up he tunnel to prevent the roof alls A federal official said in all ris 21 years of experience this was the worst minefire he has ever seen in West Virginia in volving trapped men Workers leaving the mine aft er ll hours inside the shaft re ported that conditions under ground were terrible Theres a lot of smoke and steam and theheat is terrific said Clifford Bowen 40 Mud Fork W V They are trying to cool off the area with water but it looks like it will take quite a while before they can get past the hot area The main question was wheth er carbon monoxide fumes and dense smoke1 seeped through a barricade and suffocated the miners trapped since am Tuesday Silent search goes on for Adolph Coors GOLDEN Colo silent search for Adolph Coors III goes on His wife and other members of the missing brewers have received infrequent tele phone calls since he vanishec Feb 9 but a spokesman says al the calls appeared to be cranks Coors 44 disappeared while driving to work from his foot hills home Nothing has been heard from him since then agreed with Britain and France about two weeks earlier THE DECISION at that time was that flights would be re sumed shortly and the Soviet Union would be given advance notice Although that was not announced it became known and officials said the reason was that jetpowered aircraft operate most efficiently above 10000 feet The Western powers had for years rejected the Soviets claim f an agreed ceiling Therefore t was decided that the air space above 10000 feet should be em loycd since jet craft are com ng into increasing use and the ailure to act might be construed jy the Soviets as a tacit accept ance of the ceiling The reversal came officials said after the Air Force decided that the higher altitude was not necessary for the short flights into West Berlin about 100 miles inside East Germany MORE SHOCKS LIMA Peru plagued Arequipa in southern Peru was rocked by three more violent tremors Wednesday night TOGETHER FOR NOW Mr and Mrs Richard Combs Old Bridge N J frolic with their neargenius foster daughter Alice both fearful that the child welfare board may be successful in separating them and the child The AP couple has applied for adoption but the board contends the Combs have neither the background nor the income to the girl the training her unusual gence should command A threejudge court now is hearing the matter ;