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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI THAT M A IC Associated Prew United PWM Full Wires THAT M A ICE ALL NORTH IOWANS NilflHIORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 13 ThU Pper Comisto a Two lJ Battle for Uncommitted Delegates CONVENTION ECHOES Odds Still Favor Steve nsons By W EARL HALL GlobeGazttte Editor the gavel droppet 1956 Democratic conven Stevenson including with the odds favoring the former Illinois tion it was Adlai against the field Averell Harriman governor Harry Trumans Missour neighbors were almost of the One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE 930 Sundij WTAD Qulnc KGLO lUOOl WOI WSUL City BIO is 14 Conventions in Retrospect visit with you finds me sit ting in on my 15th national a re nominating convention as porter of course There arc Dem ocrats to ihe right of me Demo crats to the left of me Demo crats to the front of me and Dem ocrats to the rear Their concern of course is to choosesomebody for theftbanner I Dead in State Storms Funnel Seen at 2 Places By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa surveys damage Monday from its fifth destructive and second eight days One person was dead and at least one injured from violent thunderstorms including a twist er which slashed southern and eastern Iowa Sunday afternoon and night The Sunday tornado cut 12mue strip of farm land in the New Sharon Deep unanimous opinion that even though the former President an nounced for Harriman his real preference for bannercarrier is Sen Stuart Symington St Louis Supporting that view is a tele phone call known to have been made by Truman to Symington in Washington with the admonition You should be out What happens in the next four days will throw some light on the relative influence on Demo cratic affairs exercised by Tru man and Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt Mrs Roosevelt has been a staunch supporter of Stevenson First Caucus The first Iowa caucus Sunday evening failed to bring a conclu ive test of the StevensonHarri m a n strength in the Hawkeve delegation Herschei Loveless OUumwaJ nominee for was elected vice chairman of the elegation over Ray Baxter Bur mgton head of the Stevenson ampaign in Iowa Fred Biermann Decorah once member of Congress con ended in backing Baxter that the ice chairman should be a Stev nson man to offset Jake More he chairman w ho is an out spoken Harriman backer Voice Vote But the point most in favor of Loveless was that as nominal can dethrone the ad mittedly popular T r e si den t Dwight D Eisenhower next No vember Its a bit indeiicate to talk about it but the state of the Presidents health is an ingredi cnt of their hopeful attitude This is the first time of course since I began making these quad rennial pilgrimages 28 years that the party of Jefferson and Jackson has met in advance of the Republicans Whether thats good or bad can be argued either way by the Democrats head of the Democratic party in owa he was entitled to the rec ognition sought for him He won on a voice vote by what ap peared to be about a twotoone margin Screwballs National political conventions National Guard helicopter on its way to Camp Ripley flies low over the ferris wheel on the main street of Belmond during the towns centennial celebration Saturday The heli copter circled once and then continued on its way More pic tures on the Belmond celebra tion on an inside a mag always appear to Jiave nelic effect on the oddballs among us It was at such an af nir in Houston Texas in 1928 hat I met OneEyed Connally His specialty was gatecrashing with a singleminded zeal He had no other interest in life This conventions offering is v o UHUilllg IS The party meeting first has firsttone Lar Daly Chicago is his shot at the issues to be covercdjhomo He thinks he is a candidate m its platform Against his adjfor Presidential nomination To it is an his devotion to the is the fact that the party convcnrAmerica First cause he dres Charles City Youth Among Crash Dead Three more lowans have died as a result of automobile acci dents during the past weekend in Iowa Three others were lolled in a collision near Ennis Texas Those killed in Iowa were Larry Leon Chroup 15 Charles City Ronald Walbaum 17 Parkers burg and Mrs Gene Wagner 38 Evansdale ing last knows precisely what the program of the adversary is and can act accordingly Backward Look But in this visit with you Im going to talk about the high spots of those past conventions The simple truth is that the person sitting in his or her home with eyes and ears glued to a television is going to end up knowing about as much about this convention as we who are on the spot My first contact with a national party convention was at Kansas City in 1928 when Herbert Hoover ses as Uncle Sam striped pants high hat cutaway coat and all On the side of the sound truck was serenading the Conrad Hilton Hotel with the Missouri Wallz the first time I saw his slogan America First in Betow his own name and in smaller type is that Tom Dewey his choice for Vice President Dissatisfaction with the radio networks for refusing to give him Free time on the air figures heav ily in his platform This is brought out in large printing on a sand board toted around by him Death Toll The deaths raised the states motor vehicle fatality toll to 432 for the year Iowa had 353 on this date last year Chroup died in Cedar Valley Hospital Sunday evening foliow ng an accident three miles south east of Charles City He was pinned beneath a car The down at two places Most seriously affected areas were in northern Mahaska and southern Poweshiek counties Au thorities said 15 to 20 farms were struck Fields Electric power and communi cations to those areas were dis rupted by the storm Ripening crops suffered the most as fields were flattened or stripped by giant hailstones Killed was Kenneth Van Note 41 a Linn County farmer who was struck by lightning Sunday afternoon as he sought to bring in a herd of cows from a field on his farm northwest of Cedar Rapids The storms continued in ex treme southeast Iowa until aboii was daybreak Monday Other com mumhes hit included Fort Mad where there was a heavy and strong winds Power ison rain was Madison Monday of Fort morning A CooHdge In my youthfulncss he nholder thinTs whoje jmd wonderful worldjsound truck Just what all this proves is any bodys guess It could happen that was driven by David C Hoeft 18 also of Charles City Other passengers in the car were Bill Bledsoe 17 and David Ka cherer 15 The boys were returning to Charles City from Camp Christie and had passed a car The cat slipped on the soft shoulder of the gravel road went into the ditch rolled over and pinned Chroup beneath it Kacherer had cuts and bruises but none of the others were hospitalized The body is at the Grossmann Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements Chroup is the son of Mr and Mrs Leon Chroup high voltage line fell across railroad spur leading to the du Pont plant there touching off series of grass fires Burlington had inches of ram Newton and Zearing got nearly 2 inches and Cedar Rap ds and Traer received more than an inch The weather was less violent in Rain Spoils Attendance Mark at Fair Iowa with the average seemed to be opening up to m My memories of that conventio are more vivid than of some tha followed It shouldnt be but on does become a little blase so fa as the trappings of politics ar concerned Two friendships growing out that Kansas City conclave const tuted the highspots for me On was with William Allen White the other was with Will Rogers By quirk of circumstances I wa seated just back of White an alongside Rogers Priceless Privilege Knowing them was a priceles privilege At a half dozen subse quijnt conventions I renewed my acquaintance with William Allen White but the 1932 convention were Rogers last Death tragic ally intervened Three or four things come to mind as I think back on the Dem ocratic convention of 1928 It was held at Houston and my mos vivid recollection is of that sticky Texas heat which plagued us al week The temporary structure housing the convention wasni even insulated against the torrid sun say nothing of aircondi tioned It was foreordained that Al Smith would be the sort of sacrificial the party chieftains reasoned that having him named in the Deep South would put him off to a good start They were thinking of his CONTINUED ON PAG I 1 only in a free country though Unreconstructed It had better not be Harriman so far as Mississippi Democrats are concerned And what is true of Mississippi is probably true of all her neighbors in the Deep South This sentiment was expressed o me this morning by a pair of Ole Miss delegates occupying a room across the corridor from mine here at the Palmer House We wouldnt go for Adlai in one of them observed re calling that Mississippi was one of he states which went for Gov Strom Thurmond on a States Rights ticket Disappointment with Steven ons call for a plank supporting he Supreme Court on desegrega ion isnt concealed so faras these wo delegates are concerned This points up the difficult as ignment facing the platform Ackley Crash Walbaum died Sunday at a Wa terloo hospital of injuries received in an accident on Highway 20 near Ackley Saturday night Mrs Wagner was killed Satur day night east of Evansdale when authorities said a car trying to pass the Wagner auto swung back into the traffic lane and struck the rear of the Wagner car spin ning it into a ditch Killed in the Texas accident Saturday were Donnell Albee 46 assistant provision manager of the Rath Packing Waterloo his brother Ronald C Albee 37 a Rath employe at Dallas and their mother Mrs Rula Al bee of Cincinnati Iowa North rainfall being about an inch In the Sunday afternoon twister Cherry Lester Barnes City feed dealer was cut on the hand by flying glass when a tree limb was blown through a picture window m his home Funnel Sighted Sundays tornado funnel was reported sighted by several farm ers m the New Sharon area Earl Wilson a Farm Service em ploye at New Sharon said it sounded just like a steam engine pulling up a he said Dale Ewing Weather Bureau observer at Oskaloosa estimated damage at following a survey of the New Sharon area Among the first farms hit by he tornado was that of Emory Grosenback five miles north of New Sharon It also struck the farms of Jack Dawley Ira Bra den Charles E Hudson and at east three others Damage on most farms was confined to outbuildings Al hough early reports indicate a small loss in livestock many farmers reported a heavy loss of chickens Heavy rain and high winds ac companied the hail in some areas Some country roads were flooded when drainage ditches were unable to handle the runoff Air Training Base Survey Is Planned An onthespot survey by th Air Force will be conducted her about Sept 1 to determine if Ma son City will have an Air Fore Reserve flying training center Maj Gen Robert E L Eaton 10th Air Force commander a Selfridge Air Force Base Mich said the decision was made at a command planning committee meeting July 31 The action was outlined in a letter to James C Hestand industrial promotion manager of the Mason City De velopment Association The development association last month sent rosters to Con gressmen and Air Force officers showing that there are more than About enlisted airmen in the re serve in this area Gen Eaton was one of those who received those lists of men available to man a detached Air Force Re serve squadron here North lowans had been advised previously that there appeared to be too few airmen to make a training center here worthwhile The interest displayedby you and others in the Mason City area has been most gratifying and is essential to the success of the Air Force Reserve pro general told Hestand the p I The Weather Mason City Generally fair through Tuesday High Tuesday mid 80s Low Monday night mid 60s Iowa Generally fair Monda night and Tuesday Low Mon day night in 60s Five day Iowa Temperature Monday night through Saturday will average near normal Nor mal highs 84 north to 86 south Normal lows 59 north to 62 south No sharp temperature changes are expected but there will be a trend toward cooler weather Wednesday and again Friday or Saturday Rainfall will average sixtenths of an inch north and east to two tenths of an inch southwest oc curring as showers or thunder storms throughout the period Demos Launch Conclave Stevenson Leads in Poll CONVENTION HALL Chicago P The Democrats kicked off their convention Monday with tha customary predictions of a sweeping victory in sight for No vember but confused and uncer tain over who is the man to lead them to it A covey of favorite sons still held tight to the key votes ardent ly desired by Adlai Stevenson and Averell Harriman top bidders for the presidential nomination By all the signs the favorite sons were of a mind to keep the conclaves big prize in doubt if possible right into Thursdays balloting Poll of Delegates As the opening day came an Associated Press poll of delegates willing to state a public prefer ence gave this picture Needed to nominate Stevenson the 1952 nominee well out in front with 538 His aides claimed he would have 600 to 630 on the first ballot Gov Harriman of New York 213 His camp claimed 400 Scattered among favorite sons 277 W Still uncommitted 343Vfc The Democratic legions began whooping into this big amphithe ater in the Stockyards area long before Chairman Paul Butler banged his gavel at and declared the 32nd nominating meeting under way For many it had been a wran gling struggling weekend The pulling and hauling was touched off by former President Harry S Trumans plump for Harriman on Saturday when Stevenson seemed to have the nomination within his Igrasp Attendance Saturday at the And there seemed to be a dis vorth Iowa Fair topped the record position among many of the lead br the second day in a row when ers to seek to soothe ruffled tem people passed through the pers and remind one another that urn gate after all the real enemy was the The total attendance however Republicans as lower than expected due to Civl1 Rights Plank Minnesota Fair and cool GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday fil Minimum Saturday night 60 At 8 Sunday 66 Precipitation 43 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 49 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Total ATTENDANCE 1956 1955 i u f hjuitucij called the rostersl Minimum Sunday both interesting and informa and said that they would be used in the survey here The 10th Ajr Force staff and local Air Force Reserve unit will take part m the study Community leaders and inter ested reservists in North Iowa have been working over a year to interest the Air Force in possible establishmentof a center for weekend training here The three to fivemillion dollar installation would be at the Mason City Muni cipal Airport Now we have accomplished the first Hestand said uilders in turning out a plank vhich will be mean to satisfy the eep South and the NAACP fringe f the Democratic Party WINS AKRON Ohio earold Norman Wcstfail Roch ster Sunday won the 19th nnual AllAmcrican Soap Box erby Reynolds Hikes Aluminum Prices One Cent a Pound WASHINGTON Rey nolds Metal Co Monday raised its price on pig aluminum I cent a pound The cosjt of all other Reyn pro olds products will be raised a campany spokes man said The price hikes were caused by increased labor the spokesman said The boost will raise the price from 24 to 25 cents a pound The announcement hopes brightened for came as an early strike settlement between the company and the United Steel workers Company and union of ficials met Sunday with federal mediators in an attempt to settle the walkout involving work ers at nine Reynolds plants Similar price hikes were an nounced recently by the Alumi num Company of America and Kaiser Aluminum Alcoa whose strike settlement formulas usuaUy set the alumi num industry pattern reached a wage contract agreement last week with the steelworkers call ing for an increase of 46 cents an hour in wage and fringe benefits over a threeyear contract period Hurricane Betsy Strikes Bahamas MIAMI Fla un Hurricane Betsy with 125 miles an hour winds whirled across Turks Is land early Monday and continued on a northwest path that would send it ripping through the Ba hamas Bowling along at 20 the second tropical storm of the sea son still was 650 miles from Flori da and the Weather Bureau would make no predictions as to wheth er it would hit the mainland The storm is still 36 hours away from Florida and is in a good position to change direc a forecaster said At 8 Monday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum night 75 63 72 47 gg 53 leavy rains which cut Sundays gure to making a seven ay total of This figure as only short of the all time record Sundays big car races which normally draws one of the biggest grandstand crowds was celled because of the rain Saturdays program was a top drawing card with the county junior show livestock sale in the morning and a 100mile stock car race before the grandstand in the afternoon Tiny Hills stage show performed in the evening can BURNS FATAL CLINTON UP Harry Claus sen 18 Clinton died Sunday of burns suffered in a filling sta tion explosion Saturday LANE DIES NEW YORK Bliss Lane 62 former ambassador to Poland died Sunday at Doc torj Hotpital Y There were optimistic predic tions also that a fight over a civil rights plank in the platform will be avoided T h e 1 m a P Sharp of New Jersey cochairman pf the Plat form Committee said a plank acceptable to the South has been prepared and that a tenta tive draft of the full platform would be completed Tuesday Shet old a reporter Everyone on the subcommittee which drew the civil rights plank has been fair and openminded and the plank will be acceptable to the Mrs Sharp gave no detafls She said It is not likely that we will have a minority report or that the plank will cause a floor DISTRICT CHAMPS Norman left and Merrill Han son sons of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Hanson Dows Sat 4H demonstration contest Wnedisth T n Fair The brothers who represent trankhn County will compete at the atate fair Convention action on the plat form is tabbed for Wednesday night Truman questioned by report ers as to what his attitude would be if Stevenson won the nomina tion said he would support the nominee and if asked maybe campaign for him I want to elect a he said Weve had enough Republican Common Reminders that all Democratic factions have a common foe in the Republicans were tossed at the delegates by key speakers of the initial convention session Sen Paul Douglas of Illinois in what was billed as a welcoming address appealed to his fellovr Democrats to resolve our differ ences and hammer out compara tive Sen George Smathers of Flori da spoke of difficult ahead to hold on to Democratic control of Congress but predicted a stunning Democratic victory in November fro mthe presidency on Smathers was spotted on the opening program as chair man of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Rep Michael Kirwan of Ohio vho heads a counterpart House committee whammed away at he Republicans who he said had fought every progressive meas ure ever proposed that would enefit mankind during ;