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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The n e wspa per fha t ma kcs all North I o w a n s n e i g h bo r s Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 30 1965 UOc Piper Consists of Two Associated Prtsi Full Lease Wirei No 305 farewell to Churchill Four kings two queens presidents attend momentous funeral LONDON AP Britain gave Sir Winston Churchill one of the most momentous funerals in her long history Saturday be neath the vaulted roof of old St Pauls Cathedral Four kings two queens presi dents including Frances Gen Charles de Gaulle in uni form prime ministers and statesmen from 113 nations looked on Near the front of Sir Christo pher Wrens great domed cathe dral sat Gen Dwight D Eisen hower like De Gaulle one of Sir Winstons comrades in arms in World War II Bearing herself with great dignity grace and calm was Lady Churchill 79 the widow One of the most moving mo ments within the cathedral was the singing at Sir Winstons own suggestion years before his death of the American Bat tle Hymn of the Republic The cathedral echoed and re echoed as massed voices choir and mourners joined in Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord Many wept unashamed but Lady Churchill held her tears Churchill chose the Battle Hymn of the Republic for his American mother the former Jennie Jerome of New York His grave is beside hers in the churchyard of St Martins in the village of Bladon near Blen heim Palace where he was born For the massed thousands all along the route of the procession which had borne the great com moners body to the cathedral it was a somber day though not an official day of mourning Churchills body had been pulled two miles to the cathe dral from Westminster Hall where it had lain in state three days and where 321360 persons had paid homage to Britains wartime leader The 142 overcoated sailors towed the bier through crowded London streets As procession progressed massed cannons thundered 90 times one salvo for each of Sir Winstons 90 years The sorrowing crowds they had been massed on the streets hours before the procession huddled against the chill wind and 41 degree temperature The leader of the official US delegation Secretary of State Dean Rusk was not present A bad cold kept him away on doctors orders Lord Attlee 82 who succeed ed Sir Winston as prime minis ter after World War II and one of his pallbearers had to be helped up the long stone steps of St Pauls His face was ash en While the Battle Hymn of the Republic was being sung a BBC television camera switched to an outside shot of an American flag flying at half staff with St Pauls cathedral in the back ground Lady Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II joined in the hymn singing Unique for a Church of Eng land service of this kind was the presence of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster Dr John Heenan The multitude of mourners sang what was perhaps the most appropriate hymn of all Fight the good fight with all thy might Christ is thy strength and Christ thy right Sir Winston began his final journey into history moments before Big Ben tolled the quar ter hour at am am EST Big Ben then re mained silent for the rest of the day in tribute to the celebrated commoner The coffin was borne by a Royal Navy gun carriage the same one which bore Queen Victoria to her grave in to St Pauls for the majestic funeral service The procession moved slowly toward the cathe dral to the solemn measures of a funeral march At St Pauls the assemblage rose at the appearance of the royal mourners Eliza beth II and the others who marched slowly a long blue carpet to their seats They had been greeted at the door by the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Michael Ramsey The archbishop approached the altar and prayed Grant 0 Lord that as we are baptized into the death of Thy blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ so by mortifying our corrupt affec tions we may be buried with Him Then followed the singing of God Save the Queen Trum peters from the household cav alry lifted their trumpets and sounded the last post and across the cathedral from a perch 100 feet high a lone bugler answered the trumpets The organ played Handels Dead March and soldiers stepped for ward to surround the coffin Behind a choir boy carrying a golden cross and heralds in splendid medieval uniforms the Legislators help during hospital fire By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Writer DES MOINES Two legisla tors helped carry patients from a burning Des Moines hospital Sen Robert Rigler of New Hampton and Rep Maurice E Baringcr of Oclwein were vol unteers who helped Des Moines police and firemen Friday evac uate the DCS Moines General Hospital which is located sev eral blocks from the state cap itol Baringer one of the first on the scene went into the new portion of the hospital as he helped carry patients from the smokefilled hallways which only minutes later were en gulfed in flames Rigler who is minority floor Also helping in the rescue mis ion was John Conner Des VIoines firefighter who repre 5ents the Des Moines firefight ers at the legislature By a strange coincidence Con ner and Baringer had been talk ng several days ago about a ill to increase pensions for iremen Conner jokingly told Baringer that the next time we lave a fire in 14 degree below zero weather Im going to take you along Conner was at the stalchouse when he received a call to re port to duty as offduty firemen were called into action Baring er was standing nearby when Conner received the telephone j call Conner told the Oelwein legislator to come along with him leader in the Senate helped carry patients from the bottom of the main hospital stairway across the street to a church where many of the patient wore housed temporarily The rescue workers used everything from mattresses to plainboard stretchers in getting the hospital evacuated Rigler helped carry four or five patients across the street into the church Baringer lost count of the number of patients he helped to safety 79 below zero here Not record When asked if he had changed his mind about the bill Bar inger said youre darn right He had high praise for the Des Moines police and firemen for the way the evacuation was car ried out Blaze does not stop the Stork soldiers gently raised the coffin Queen Elizabeth showed the strain At one time she bit her lip as it to hold back tears Lady Churchill walked behind the coffin leaning on the arm of her son Randolph her features masked by a heavy veil As the bells jf St Pauls tolled at am EST the coffin was carried down the steps into the cloudy day Lady Churchill faltered as she started down the steps Her son put his arm about her waist and steadied her It had been a long ordeal for Sir Winstons Dar ling Clementine who had re mained at his bedside from the time he was stricken Jan 15 and had been a daily visitor at Westminster Hall while his body lay in state Queen Elizabeth her husband Prince Philip by her side watched sadly as the coffin was placed back on the gun car riage Then as the great bassvoiced bell of St Pauls called Great Tom tolled out from over the Tower of London the guns once again began to thunder in a 17 gun salute heralding the final act of the solemn drama the procession to the Tower Pier on the River Thames The tribute to the doughty leader was rivaled in modern times only by the outpouring for the slain President John F Ken nedy whose rites in 1963 were attended by two monarchs sev en presidents and 14 prime min isters For Churchills final journeya notable absence was that of President Johnson for bidden by his doctors to attend As they had on the way from Westminster Hall to the cathe dral the procession once again marched toward the Thames in the slow step for the dead Westminster Hall where Churchill had lain in state since Wednesday was closed at 6 am Hundreds still waiting to file through the hall past the Churchill catafalque had to be turned away Two hours before the hall closed the line stretched more than a mile and police warned newcomers not to join as they would not reach the hall in time The last to take leave of Churchills coffin at the lying in state was Robert Ward a 60 yearold driver for Westminster Hospital For the past three days he had driven nurses to and from the hall to watch over the queues Thousands already had taken their places along the proces sional route from Westminster Hall to St Pauls Cathedral They huddled under blankets in sleeping bags and wrapped plastic sheets around them selves to ward off the chill wind More than 6000 uniformed police and 1000 plainclothesmen moved on to the funeral route Apart from protecting the visit ing heads of state the special branch men were on the watch for possible demonstrators Oregon rivers go on rampage LA GRANDE Ore AP The rivers of the Pacific North west sloshed out of their banks road bridge northeast of La Grande at Island City The bridge was on the main line be gain Saturday stranding hunlwccn La Grande and Enter reds washing out roads bridgprise a town of 2000 some 50 s and dams and threateningmiles to the northeast About he town of La Grande Hundreds of men spent the ight wearily placing sandbags along an embankment at this eastern Oregon town of 9000 The bank is not holding aid Col Earle C Misencr the director of Civil Defense for Un on County Many homes are under water Floodwaters early Saturday swept out a Union Pacific Rail 600 feet of track west of Lai Grande also washed out i Several communities were fighting for their lives in east ern Oregon At MiltonFree water the Walla Walla River broke through 150 feet of dike despite the efforts of workmen using bulldozers shovels and trucks Gov Mark Hatfield of Oregon said about 200 families had been Death row record set COFFIN PASSES CHURCHILL Lady Churchill and Randolph Churchill stand with other members of the Churchill family as Sir Win Phototax stons coffin is borne into St Pauls Cathedral for State Funeral service DES MOINES Wil lis Condon Jr a pretty bru nette remarked Saturday thatj the stork picks odd times to bring her babies As fire raged in the old north wing of Des Moines General Hospital Friday Mrs Condon 33 gave birth to her third child Granted it has been a bit on I and was one of 82 patients the chilly side in Mason City the last three days but take heart things could be worse For example they were worse just two years ago Oldtimers will recall that during January 1963 the ther mometer registered below zero readings for the last 14 days of the month and for 18 of the last 19 days Included in this stretch were such lows as 29 27 23 22 20 19 and 18 Also for one sixday period the warmest reading registered in Mason City was 3 below zero It is doubtful however if these recollections will help make Fridays low of 19 below zero seem any warmer North Iowa Weather outlook Weather Details on 2 Partly cloudy and continued very cold through Sunday Lows Saturday night from H to 20 below zero afely evacuated City officials praised the way octors nurses and attendants arried or escorted patients own steps and fire escapes and nto zero weather to temporary ilaces of refuge Mrs Condon regained con ciousness as the chill air hit icr Later at Wilden Hospital vith her baby boy she recalled hat she had to go through a iood at Iowa City eight years ago and almost missed rcach ng the hospital for her first baby She bore her second child dur ng a heat wave and it died 26 days after birth Mrs Alice Nuzum Des Moines General administrator said a blowtorch used in renova ion work on the wooden hos pital wing built in the 1890s ap parently caused the fire modern wing completed in 1956 suffered only smoke and water damage Damage to the hospital wing was estimated at about Des Moines General U an osle opathic hospital NEW ORLEANS La AP Two Negroes fighting to escape the electric chair since 1953 will Istretch their death row ordeal into a modern record Sunday Edgar Labat 42 and Clifton Alton Poret 36 codefendants in a rape conviction extend their grim wait Sunday to 11 years 10 months 1 week and 1 day Thats one day longer than the time Caryl Chessman lingered on death row Chessman who wrote books while trying to evade the executioner went to Californias gas chamber in 1960 amid world attention All the delays are the result of Labat and Porets own ma neuvers said State Atty Gen Jack Gremillion Louisiana is An official said Negroes an whites could not write to eac other from prison The actio touched off frontpage headline in Europe Later the prison said the r cial letter ban was a gross e ror But it tightened letter wri ing rules for death row Unde the new rules Labat and Mr Johansson were not allowed resume writing Ironically Poret has hard had a word written about him though like Labat hes gone through the same bleak ordeal The case which one judge said seems to have no end has been to the U S Supreme Court four times For years the key issue on appeal was whether Negroes were kept off the grand going to see they pay the penaljury that indicted them ty for their crime j The high court finally In separate cells overlooking bluff of desolate scrub trees Labal a former hospital order and Poret once a carpen ters apprentice apparently live as enemies Theyre not on speaking terms said the acting prison warden Henry L Hanchey Labat whom Hanchey de cribes as mildmannered eceived international publicity vhen the prison abruptly cut of is threeyear correspondence Solveig Johansson a Swccl h housewife dc lincd to review the ciuestion on technicality Lawyers hac missed a state deadline in filing he appeal The case is now be ore the 5th US Circuit Court o in New Orleans on the ssue whether Negroes were ystcmatically excluded fron he trial jury The crime took place in New Orleans On the night of Nov 12 1950 a 24yearold white woman and her 26yearold male com Inside The Globe vacuated from their homes at arious parts of the state in tiding 82 from the Wemma of Mt Hood About 100 milies were moved from the eizer area north of Salem but e Willamette River did not ood into the area as it did in ecember The flooding created misery sewhere in Washington Idaho nd Oregon At Handle in the ascade Mountains of Washing on an earthslide crashed into he home of Mr and Mrs Wil am Mullin killing them both hey were about 70 In Oregon the Cazadero Dam n the Clackamas River crum led and a threefoot wave wept down the stream toward ortland but then dissipated efore it caused serious dam ge Hundreds of people were atcd or homeless in north cen ral Idaho Lapwai Mission and weetwater Creeks foamed over heir banks The villages of Sweetwater and Culdesac were looded and many buildings were destroyed or damaged Only a month ago the worst flooding in the areas history swept through much the same area The dame combination of warm temperature and heavy rains melted the mountain snowpack and sent the rivers rampaging The forecast of more warm temperature and rain did little to encourage the tired men bat tling to save their homes There was some hope for cooler veather Sunday In other parts of the nation vinters coldest weather held a tight grip on much of the north ern half of the country east of he Continental Divide Some of the cold air also chilled south ern sections Miamis low read ing was 51 It was below zero in most of the area from northern Maine to the Ohio Valley and across the Great Lakes region much of the northern half of the Mississippi Valley and the northern half of the plains The weather bureau said here appeared no general im mediate break in the severe cold speil Snow and rain feli across a aroad belt from Virginia to tha panion walked along a dimly lighted street Two Negroes waylaid them One of them robbed the man The other Negro dragged the woman into an alley With the help of the first assailant raped her he central and northern Rockies More than two inches of snow fell in parts of Kentucky Early morning temperatures ranged from 25 below at Fargo ND and Lone Rock Wis to 65 at Panama City Fla ON CATHEDRAL STEPS Prince Philip cen stands beside Queen Elizabeth II saluting as Sir Winston Churchills cortege leaves St Pauls Ca thedral after funeral service Standing beside them Photofax on steps at right are Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Prince Charles Immediately behind are Princess Margaret and husband Lord Snowdon Pres ident De Gaulle is seen behind Lord Snowdon Poret accused as the rapist Clear Lake news and Labat identified as his ac Church news 4complice pleaded innocent at Newman Surveyor7jtheir joint trial in 1953 They did not testify An allwhite jury found them guilty of aggravated rape The jury did not rcconv mend mercy State Judge Fred W Oscer who since has died pronounced the mandatory death sentence Society news 8 Sports 910 Mason City news 1213 Latest markett 12 Editorials IS North Iowa 16 Classified pages U17 on March 23 1953 SAME Black Mow Traffta la U if ty   

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