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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper for OM United FuU CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI N I W J P A H THATMAK 11 ALL NOKTM IOWANS NEIGHS 0 R HOME EDITION Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 4 Piper ol Two He 2St North Iowa Fair Entries Set Record W D BUI Lattimer Legion Leader Dies One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Ouiaoj 830 Sunday KGLO IISOO Suaila W01 610 WSUL City 3101 I3UJ The Difference Between Parties most qf my Ive held these mature life two funda mental views with respect to the role of political parties in our kind of democracy 1 1 have believed that having two and only two major parties was the one first requisite for majority rule which is at the very core of democracy 2 Ive believed that there should be a pronounced difference between the two parties so tha voters would have an uumistak able choice at the polls What follows in this visit with you will be pretty much in the nature of a confession that on one of these two points my thinking has undergone a change in receni years W D Bill Lattimer 69 for mer commander of ClausenWor den Post of the American Legion and active in its welfare and Jun ior Legion baseball programs for many years died Monday morn ing at his home 824 Madison He was appointed manager of the Mason City liquor store by the Iowa Liquor Control Commis sion July 28 1953 succeeding Elias Kelroy and served until the appointment of Don Gilbert about a month ago Resident Since A resident of Cerro Gordo Coun ty since 1919 returned from service in World War I and a resident of Mason City since 1934 Mr Lattimer had been with the Pritchard Motor Company about 20 years For a brief period he was man ager of the Legionnaire Club He ield numerous offices in the Leg ion Post and the 40 and 8 and he served as both district and state ihairman of Junior Legion base ball He was one of the four trust ees of the Servicemens Club Inc Before coming to Mason City Mr Lattimer was president and manager of the Rockwell Tele phone Co Rtcords Committee Mr Lattimer served as chair man of the war records commit tee of the Friends of Libraries appointed Dec 20 1943 and as sisted the Mason City Public Li brary in completing its record of the men from Cerro Gordo County still think that having two and only two major parties is the secret of our representative de mocracys success But I no long er am insistent that the differ ence between the two parties shall be as distinct as at be tween black and white Theres much to recommend two differ ent shades of gray For many years I held to Ihe belief that all of the flaming lib erals should be compartment ized in one party with all of their opposite numbers the ultracon servatives or tories sequestered over in the other party That was the way to create a real differ ence between Republicans and Democrats I reasoned Extremes Best Wifhin Parties Bjt now and I think my pres ent belief on this point has more in logic to support it I am per suaded that our country is far better off to have these extremes of philosophy represented in each of the major parties than if all of either extreme one party was resident in Democracy by its very nature is a process of compromise in which government is conducted in the middleground rather than at the fringes of the road This ideal is best achieved when the respective parties deal with their extreme opinions on an academic or philosophical basis Within the past five years 1 have set forth in a commentary the point of view which I am here was a veteran of I and a past com serving in World War n He also headed the first blood donor program in the county and served on a special group that saw all of the boys off for service during World War II Mr Lattimer was born Dec 10 1886 at Walnut son of J W and Mary Bradley Lat timer He Worid War mander of the American Legion of both Mason City and Rock well He was a member of the Elks Lodge Kiwanis Club and a Degree Knights of Columbus The Survivors Surviving are his wife Kath leen two sons Jerry Lattimer Boston and Don Latti mer Mason City four daugh ters Joan Lattimer Mrs How ard Miriam Livedalen Mrs Thomas Kaye Cavanaugh anc Mrs Robert Jean Casey all o Mason City and 15 grandchil dren Three brothers James Latti mer Cedar Rapids Vincent Lat imer Pensacola and Frank Lattimer Modesto Calif FAIRGROUNDS FROM THE AIR This is the new North Iowa Fair grounds where the biggest and best fair ever got under way bin halfrhile traek is in the foreground hall and livestock building are at center and livestock and implement exhibit tents at rear The 20th Century Shows uean erecting concession tents and putting up rides at left Monday morning The picture was taken to the southwest Dispatch More Naval Units to Suez Area Nuptial Vows Renewed at Brown Church Marriage Reunion Day Observed NASHUA LitUe Brown Church brides and bridegrooms of other years were back here Sunday by the scores to renew their wedding vows It was an nual Marriage Reunion Day with the Rev Glenn L Utterback pre siding In his sermon Keeping Mari surgeo riage the pastor contended frot southwestern Pennsylvania hut j and West Virmnia had Floods Threaten Pittsburgh Area After Heavy Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flood waters swept down th Monongahcla River into the Pitts burgh area Monday in the mids of heavy rains that battered the Ohio Valley At least 12 deaths and damage estimated upwards of three mil lion dollars were caused by storms that hit eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania A Pittsburgh crest of 26 foot above theoretical flood stage predicted The flood waters which surged and two sisters Mayme and Mrs Francis Foley Cook Bur was ington also survive He in death by a son two brothers and a sister Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 at Holy family Catholic Church The puim ui Viev wnim i am ncre CattcrsonJames Funeral Home rejecting One of the persons ln cnarSc caused me to back up and thinl the matter through to a new con elusion was Doctor Kirk H Port er head of the political science department at my alma mater the University of Iowa His rebuttal to my argumen that the people of America are entitled to a clearcut choice when they go to the polls was expressed in these words Let us be profoundly thankfu that the differences between our parties are not so great that we have to resort to shooting kill ing and Wholesale violence when there is a change of administra tions nationally But There IS a Difference There can be no better evi dence that our people are thor oughly unified reasonably happy and prosperous than the fact there is little difference between their political There Doctor Porter added not MUCH difference be tween Democrats and Republi cans but there is SOME What a blessing That as I have suggested was a viewpoint expressed by the Uni versity of Iowa teacher four or five years ago It was Instrument al in causing me to rethink my own position on this allimportant question Now I am in full accord with the conclusion suggested to me by Kirk Porter Quite often you hear it sug gested that the difference between the present Republican Ad minis CONTINUID ON PAGE 2 W D BILL LATTIMER the institution of matrimony has its authority not from church ate or ritual but from God An impromptu referendum con ducted from the pulpit revealed that the couple longest married was from the Nashua community itself Mr and Mrs Charles Pierce That was their distinc tion a year ago in connection with the shrines centennial Three of their children have also been married in the Brown Church Wedding Vows Renewed With this distinguished couple standing then kneeling at the spot where multiplied thousands of couples down through the years have been joined in wedlock Mr Utterback reenacted the wed ding ceremony When he came to the verbal promises entered into by the con tracting parties all couples joined in the respective parts for the husband then for the wife And the contract was sealed with a kiss by the many pairs To Mr and Mrs Clyde Denison of Largo went the distinc ion of having come farthest for the occasion They were married here only last July Mr and Mrs Larry Broman Indianapolis were cited as the couple most recently wed Mementos in the form of meta replicas of the church and speci ally inscribed hymnals were pre sented to the distinguished guests Archibald S o w d e n talented blind violinist from West Union played the violin solo offertory with Margaret Dravis of Water oo at the organ Two Chief John H White Eagle of REAL FIREMENS NAMES LOS ANGELES Mr Waters Mr Hose Mr Burns and Mr Fireman made applications ir Monday to join the city fire dec partment and West Virginia had kicked up levels five feet or more above capacity on upstream Monoga hela River communities Meanwhile scores of towns in the Pittsburgh area were clean ing up debris from flash floods Powerful river waters ripped loose a fleet of 23 anchored barges causing considerable damage A derrick and several barges sank in the river Canonsburg 25 miles south west of to evacu ate more than 50 families as wa ters reached the highest level re called in 50 years The Red Cross set up emergency shelters for evacuated families in Carnegie 10 miles from Pittsburgh in Wisconsin Dells was heard in aritone solo Pale with lichard Meier as his accompan st Earl Hall of Mason City led n the singing of Little Brown hurch in the Both Sowden and White Eagle were presented in the afternoon it recitals following picnic unches on the spacious church lawn and in the church and a pair of wedding ceremonies to which all present were invited Already plans are under way SAM DATE for next years Marriage Reun ion the first Sunday in August Its observance will be in conjunc tion with the centennial of the famous hymn Inspired by the lo cal shrine J Bracken Lee Surprising Victory SALT LAKE CITY MVGov J Bracken Lee who criticized Presi dent Eisenhower and wants to pull the United States out of the won a surprising victory in the Utah Republican convention Sat urday The convention named him and George D Clyde chairman of the Utah Water and Power Board to contend for the Republican nom ination for governor in the Sept 11 primary Lee got 348 conven tion votes Clyde 318 About The Weather Meson City Considerable cloudi ness with occasional showers o thunderstorms Monday nigh and Tuesday morning Coole Monday night remaining mil Tuesday Low Monday nigh 5460 High Tuesday 8285 I o w Partly cloudy throug Tuesday with scattered shower a n d thunderstorms Coole northwest Monday night and lo cally cooler over state Tuesday Low Monday night 5868 Five day Iowa Temperatures Monday night through Saturday will average 2 to 4 degrees be low normal Normal highs 84 north to 88 south Normal lows 60 north to 65 south Only minor daytoday temperature change are expected Rainfall is ex pected to be moderate averag ing threefourths of an inch to an inch and a quarter occur ring as intermittent showers and thunderstorms throughoul the fiveday period Minnesota Scattered thunder showers south Monday evening Low Monday night 5257 and 5T62 south Tuesday fair high 7885 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday At 8 Monday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 93 Minimum Saturday night 69 At 8 Sunday 75 Precipitation 31 fEAR AGO 85 62 66 03 93 69 Harriman Signals HandsOff Policy on Civil Rights CHICAGO Gov Averell Harriman of New York signaled a temporary handsoff attitude Mon day toward the explosive civil rights issue However Harriman called on the Democratic national conven tion opening here a week from Monday to write a dynamic fighting platform in the RooseveltTruman It remained to be seen whether the New York governor may be Jlanning to lead a convention floor fight against any fencerid ng program of moderation hat may emerge from the Plat form Committee There had been reports the Har riman camp might go to bat this veek for a strong civil rights plank But Loyd Bencfield director of larrimans campaign for the Democratic presidential nomina ion issued a statement in which lie said There is no intention to organize any socalled Harriman jioc1 on the various platform com There had been speculation that Harriman would speak out quick y and sharply on the issue even t the risk of a convention split nd possible Southern walkout Benefields statement did not rule out some such pronounce ment from Harriman later Iraq Backs Egyptian Canal Stand Nasser Readies Reply to West FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES LONDON second British aircraft carrier left Monday fo the troubled eastern Mediterra nean where Iraqs action support ing Egyptian seizure of the Suez Canal roused fears that Western oil interests may be next on the list for nationalization Units of the United States 6th Fleet also pulled out of Naples Monday morning for routine exercises and a French naval force stood by at Toulon ready to leave on eight hours Hoegh at Opening P rog ra m Fireworks to Cap Dedication Skies were clearing Monday as livestock exhibitors hurried to get their animals in place at tha new North Iowa Fair grounds west of Mason City on Highway 18 The gates to the sevenday fair opened at 4 The grounds were to be dedicated Monday eve ning by Gov Leo A Hoegh in a ceremony which was to include a number of North Iowa dignitaries jThere was to be a free grandstand program following the dedication and topped with a fireworks dis play Record Entries Record livestock entries were in the dairy heifer swine and baby beef departments A 390 baby beeves were en ered There were 220 pens of iwine and 110 dairy heifers Other included 75 pens of sheep 25 in open class dairy cattle and 30 in beef The grounds Monday were full workers scurrying to complete preparations Small tents were going up here and there Workers vere spreading a tarp and roof over the main grandstand in prep aration for the evening show Farm implement displays jammed the east side of the grounds Department superintendents in the crowded exhibit hall were busy arranging displays as they came in or putting the finishing Nixon Endorsed by California GOP SACRAMENTO Calif ice President Richard M Nixon as won the support of Republi an Party leaders in his home tate of California Delegates to le biennial convention of the OP State Central Committee un nimously adopted Sunday a reso ution endorsing an Eisenhower Army Mobilized In Damascus all Syrian news papers carried an official an nouncement by an army spokes man that Syria has mobilized its armed forces to face all possibil ities at the side of The of Syrias Moslems an nounced simultaneously that a holy Arab war against the West will be legal if the West attacks Egypt in the dispute over Suez The British aircraft Damage Heavy as Storm Slices Into Wide Section of Western Iowa FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES A battering wtnd storm sliced into a section of West low early Monday tearing down power and telephone and damaging buildings Hail pounded some areas causing 100 per cent crop damage in the Cothrie Center the Iowa Highway Pa trol said The storm hit between Gvthrie Center and Hamlin and caused damage in Audubon Guthrie and Adair counties Heavy wind also was reported m Craw ford and Carroll counties Nick Schrumm et dairy farmer at the east edge of Man ning was in critical condition being caught beneath falling timbers and bales ef hay when the wind destroyed hit white he was milking Six teen cows were killed There was severe hail in fhe Manning Coon Rapids and Ded ham areas Hail piled into ditches by the wind was 1 foot deep in some spots before it melted Other towns hit by the brunt of the storm included Storm take Denison Carroll Stuart Greenfield and Creston along with many smaller places along the same general path Greenfield and Guthrie Cen ter were cut off from long dis tance communication for sev eral hours Heavy rain and some hail ac companied the storm each point it lasted from 15 minutes to half an accompanied by sharp drops in temperature In Audubon the hospital had to operate on emergency power units for more than two hours because utility lines were down Rural areas were hard hit throughout the long path of the storm In the Creston vicinity storm was highlighted by the destruction of the 22S4oet tower of radio station KSIB The windstorm was a contin uation of a lino of storms which buffeted northwest during the night and moved southeast ard across the state Tho north erly winds lifted moterbeats en Lake into the ir carrier Bulwark sailed from Portsmouth for the Mediterranean with an air group including jet powered Seahawk fighters and helicopters The car rieOcean was to sail Tuesday with troops trucks and arms Paratroopers Sail The carrier Theseus left Sunday with men of the 16th Independent Parachute Bri gade and Britain began convert ing transport planes for emer gency troop airlift to the Middle East Egypt was reported consulting the Soviet Union on military plans to counter any AngloFrench move in the canal dispute Egyp began calling up its reserves The government of Iraq issued a communique on the Suez situa tion in which it said it stands behind Egypt in the present crisis although it added it hoped wisdom would The move by Iraq a member of the proWestern Baghdad Pact and considered Britains strongest friend in the Midwest was con sidered a major blow Egyptian President Gemal Ab del Nasser scheduled an extraor touches on their booths County 4H booths too were receiving dose attention Judging Opens Judging of textiles and 4H tirls open class exhibits began at 2 The trucks hauling performers and animals with the Movieland Animal Stars arrived Sunday Monday morning was spent by tha roupe in exercising animals and wlishing bits for performances cheduled Monday evening and Tuesday and Wednesday after oon and evening All perform nces of the animal stars before he grandstand are admission ree The 20th Century Shows arrived n the scene Monday morning and egan erecting concessions and ides on the northeast section of ie grounds The midway opened cneat 4 Sunday was a busy day too at fairgrounds In fact the one HJL dinary meeting of his cabinet for Monday night at which a decision probably will be made on wheth er to attend the London confer ence on the Suez canal set for Aug 16 A hardening Soviet attitude to ward the conference also raised doubt in diplomatic circles that Russia would accept SOMEBODY GOOFED CHORLEY England A railroad clerk sold 83 excursion tickets to the North Wales resort of Uandudno Sunday Half an hour later he made 83 refunds when the train roared through the station without stopping church stand opened to serve food lo workers Much of the livestock was brought in during the afternoon By Sunday night crews had completed painting of racks in the exhibit hall PROGRAM MONDAY City dedication of North Iowa Fair Grounds by Gov Leo A Hoegh Movieland Animal Stars in ad mission free grand stand show fireworks display TUESDAY 20th CENTURY SHOWS ON MIDWAY beef judging starting with light classes fin ished by 4 Ms ing of horticulture hibiti stores open clsss coJts and saddle horses and open class horses me Animal Stars i n admission free grandstand show exhibits Springs Animal Stars in admission free grandstand shew OUT AGAIN MANAWA Iowa bers of Bide Erra family led Sunday ar flames destroyed
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