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.i*. VOL. 166; NO. 243 166th Year WEATHER OUTLOOK -- ...,,,,., fair and cold today and tonight.' A few snow flurrjes likely. High In,the 20s. Low tonight'zero to. 5, »bov« near lakes Erie and Ontario, tilt' down 16-.10. below In some valley areas. Continued cold with Jncreiis- tng c|ouds' tomorrow followed by mow flurries. 1 Mostly westerly Kinds, 5-15. ; PHONE 897 CANANDAlGUA, NEW YORK, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1962 Of Pigs' By Cuba '3jli3 Invasion )tives Are In Goods Exchange '. .",By, WfLLIAM L; RYAN · '.MIAMI, : Fla'. (AP) --. Operation ^apsom'/ roared into action Ibis Christmas Eve to, continue an air- li/K-of/'l,113 -prisoners, of Cuba's tojnmuhlsm- to 'freedom 'ind wild- lyi-joyouj family reunions on free .U.S. sou;. ..:.. · - . . - · ' -;A1T the Indications were .or a full-speed, ahead jo wind up the job'begun'Sunday. The day's first pjaheload^iW more survivors of the^Unsuccesstul' April 1961, Bay ofiPIgs Invasion--touched down at IJOmestead Air Force Base at 10:24a.ra, . . · ; . . . . . . . .-It seemed possible the whole job . ^piild, be completed in the afternoon,,. - , '.','..-. · · : ' .'· . '-Today'j; first (light brought the ··.total 'on free. soil.lo 535. jTh«-airlift brought 428 .men to Florida from Hie San Antonio do los.Banos military airport outside Havana In 'the spectacujar Sun- 'iay : operation before suspending . lor. the night. . ' , l .;TJie halt was sudden and with- ·ut'iexplanaiiqn afler Ihe lasl of .four; flights deposited lls humans- for-goods cargo on free soil. The pilots of planes waiting in Ciiba Ihen decided, however, to spend the-night there and'resume, rested; In the; morning. "This meant "the vigil kept. 'A'o Technicnlity', Levy throughout Sunday by many thou' ;j!nds 'ojlanscious,-: weary, priion- . efs': relaUvcs hsd to,be faced again on .Christinas eve. i 'AIT |he? : penl-up. tension- of a Jong, ·'prayerful 'campaign lo free · f'the 1,115 invasion survivors 'exploded In a .roaring storm 61 cmo- tlo'n-'as Cuban-exiles got their first glimpses of-wan, tired young men broughHn by a spectacular Opcr- ttton vKansom .-shuttle. : JPCS'S supplied.by Pan Ameri- eari.! World' Airways flow between Miami and Havana carrying to freedom planeloads of men exchanged by Fidel Castro's regime for..^'million worth of food and '. niedlclnej.sorely needed In Cuba. ' ' The first plane landed at 6:06 p.m., EST, Sunday, carrying 108 pale, Ured men who'suffered bitter 'defeat In their attempt lo liberate Ihchv, Island nation and repeated humiliations at the ·' hands of Havana's 'Communis- dominaled government. ' By. 8:55, the fourth planeload had arrived, bringing the total number delivered lo 428. . : .Then thri flights sce.mcd lo be suspended, although officials in ; Mjami,'said Ihcy' could . not explain il. Anxious relatives who had waited since early morning until rlong" p a s t ' midnlghl 'slowly ' beg an: to drift out, in'deep.-dis- ippbiniinehl, from' tire 'Dinner Key Auditorium reception center. Sbjne simply dropped from ex- haiis.llpn-iri'their'chairs.i · , .'Crpwds^w-aiting;' for the prisoners suice'.'carly Sunday rnorning had (gone .through eight hours of : tense, ; fear-laden vigil before a firm!.'.'announcement was made I thatjlhe.. first liberation aircraft j . Had !"takcri : off rom San Antonio ' de.IyOk! Banos military air base, I 2!-miles southwest of Havana. , 'The. men; were processed after landing at'Homestead Air Force BsseJ 30, miles from Miami, fed « hearty roast beef dinner and then^brought by bus lo the auditorium Iri Miami. For hours there ijter: the.'building Was swept by ialej. of .emotion. 1 · i .Yqurig. fathers showered kisses! . erj. infant'children .whom they had I never seen.. Gaunt veterans of | . fighting in the swamps of Cuba I i. wept'' (ears of. joy'. Wives plunged j through: ithc milling crowds to ·. throw/themselves info (he arms if .husbands they had not seen since Brigade 2506 departed for the ill-fated adventure at the Bay of Pigs. Complete-strangers grabbed the . liberated invaders and clasped them in "abrazos," (ho peculiarly Latin back-slapping, bear-hugging . embraces. : Ton thousand wives, sweet' ficarts and kinfolk spent most of Sunday m'ghl cheering and cry- Ing with happiness as buses dis- '. charged .their young men at Ihe doors of .the auditorium. ; II .had.been packed with almost . Intolerable tension. : . 'Smalt crowds had gathered early, in the !morning, .since (he · word .was that (he first planeload · of men to be ransomed would v arrive ' a!' 9:15 a.m. That hour ; :(CoiUaud'«a pg. 3, column 4) Borisoff Will Take OatliLater Tile technicality which slopped alderman-elect Morton Borisoff from being swoili into office Fri- say does not exist, altorney Samuel R. Levy, a - m e m b e r of the City bcmocialic Committee, said today. Despite the belief that this "technicality" does not exist, Borisoff does riot plan to lake Ihe oath of office until later this week, however. ' Levy arid City Democratic Com- millee Chairman Herbert M. El- linwcod accompanied Borisoff to city hall Friday where the alderman-elect planned lo fake the oath of office from City Clerk Doris J. Gardner. Wiien they arrived, Levy discovered a paragraph in the form which Borisoff was to sign staling thai Ihe alderman-elect Was the "owner of record of properly in the town." ' Miss Gardner later explained that the form used is one used also by town officials and Ihal Ihe cily substitutes Ihe word "city" for "town". Thus Ihe candidate would have lo swear Ihal he is owner of record of properly in Ihe city. , Borisoff's, eligibility lo serve "In" a cily office has been questioned because of'llio fact "that he docs not own real property under his' own name within the city. . Levy said this morning that'.the slate public officers law states that any one wijh power lo notar-1 ize may attest to Ihe fact lhat a public oficcrs has sworn to. the oath of office. ' . '· "And it also shows that the -officer does not have to sigh any statement other than Ihe actual oath of office," the attorney said. When he noted the phrase Friday referring lo "owner of record of property," Levy said he would draw up a statement taken from the form used by (he city, but sub- stilule certain phrases from the city charter for the "owner of records" phrase. ' Today Levy said he. would advise Borisoff thai he did not, have lo sign anything but the actual oath which stales Ihe officer will uphold lite constitution and conduct himself properly in office. Border Treaty Talks TOKYO (AP) -. Chinese Communist Premier Chou En-Lai has initiated negotiations for a border treaty with Mongolia, Ceniral Asian country which forms a buffer b Iwccn Red China and the So- v'Jt Union. Letter On Tax Queried ,' Mayor Arthur n. Munson and finance committee chairman Alderman-Walter N. Butcher, today issued a statement "jo clarify a few.facts" which were brought out by Hoclicstor Telephone Corp. in letters sent to telephone subscribers last week regaining a proposed consumers utility lax the city is thinking about levying in 1963. The tax which brought about the telephone company':: letter would place a three per cent levy on telephone, gas and electric utility bills for residents in Canandaigua. Richard E. Davis, commercial manager of the Canandaigua office bt flic company, listed in a pamphlet the "discriminatory" aspects of the lax and asked customers to let the mayor and their alderman know of their feelings. In a statement- released today by Mayor Munson and Alderman Butcher, Hie following comments were made. "1. We,feel'that the taxpayers of the City' of Canandaigua should know that the $165,500 ( a m o u n l - o f taxes Rochester Telephone Corp. pays each year) which is referred to in the letter, includes every tax of any and all kinds paid by the corporation. Examples of some ot them are: "a. one per cent advertising tax. "b. federal excise fax. "c. all real estate taxes on all properly owned by the corporation in the city. "d. unemployment insurance taxes. ., "e. social security taxes. "f. corporate income taxes. "2. We would also like to point out that the figure of S3S.04, used (in the letter) as flic figure which the average Canandaigua customer now pays in taxes each year when he pays his telephone bill, is misleading." said Butcher. "This figure is the average of what all customers pay, but not what the average customer pays. There is a distinct'difference in Iiow words are used as to the meaning they, leave in peoples's minds. "As an'example. . .a telephone customer within the city who pays a SGO telephone bill per year, based on (he tcleplionc corporation's figures as listed above, would pay $21 In total taxes. "Remember, this total lax Includes any and all taxes paid by the Hocltcsler Telephone Corp." Regarding statements in the letter thai Hie consumers v.tilily tax is discriminatory, the mayor and alderman stated, "We believe that this tax in no way discriminates unfairly against any group within the city, but -that it is one of the most equitable forms of taxation ever to be proposed within the Butcher added, "Considerable time and study were given by the finance commilloc, the mayor and the city attorney prior to the time we included the consumers utility fax in our proposed budget for JM3. ft was the feeling of this administration that the $35,000 we estimate this lax would produce would equalize our taxes more equitably than to add it lo real estate taxes. "Presently the properly owner 35c A Week, Home Delivered - - - 7c A Copy The Legend Of The Christmas Tree Today, the Christmas tree is a center of. our festivities. Topped with a star, and glittering. with. Jig/its and ornaments, it is a part of the beauty and meaning'of'-life Christmas season. -How-did the Christmas tree come lo play such an important part in the observance of Christmas? There is a legend that comes down to us from the early days of Christ- ianty in England. One of those helping to spread Christianity among the Druids was a monk named Wilfred (later Saint Wilfred). One day, surrounded by a group of his converts, he struck down a huge Oak tree, which, in the Druid religion, was an object of worship. · · .As the Oak tree fell to the earth, it split into four pieces, and from its center there grew a young Fir tree, pointing a green spire toward the sky. The crdwd gazed in. amazement, Wilfred let his axe drop, and turned to speak. "This little tree shall be your Hofy Tree tonight.' It is the wood of peace, for your houses are built of the Fir. It is the sign of an endless life, for its leaves are evergreen. See how it points toward tne heavens. "Let. this be called the tree of the Christ Child. Gather about it it, not in the wilderness, hut in your homes. There it will be surrounded with loving gifts and rites of kindness." And lo this day, that is why the Fir Tree is one of our loveliest symbols of Christmas. ' pays practically all of Iho city expenses in the form of real estale taxes and we fell that (lie consumers utility lax would be more equitable in that all people living with- (ConUnuea on Page 3, Col. 3) A SNEAK' PREVIEW -- Sanla Claus paid an early visit yesterday (o children of members'of Erlna Hose Co, a( the volunteer .firemen's annual.. Christmas parly al (he Elks Lodge. The hearty old gentleman's visit was kept fairly short, however, as he reported he had lo return to Toyland (o make sure his helpers were gelling all Ihe last minute orders ready for Ihe Irlp ha will make throughout the country tonight. It was suggested by his expansive glrlh that a cookie and a glass of milk at- each child's home might help give him strength to complete his long, happy journey before millions of bright-eyed youngsters, awaken in the rnorning to see what Sanla has left for (hen- . . - · ! / . t · · ' ' . . · . . d Gulf, Atlantic Shipping Halted NEW YORK (AP)-A strike by longshoremen--the dock workers who load and unload ship cargoes and baggage--has tied up shipping operations all along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. President Kennedy's p!ca lo postpone the walkout for 90 days went unheeded. Some 8,000 m e m b e r s of the Inlernational Longshoremen's Association (ILA), by estimate of the union's president, are involved in the strike, affecting major ports from Searsporl, Maine, 10 Brownsville, Tex. The walkout began promptly at 5 p.m., Sunday, the very minute an 80-day federal court strike injunction against the gila expired. The government, acting on Kennedy's orders, obtained the injunction early last October to give Ihe longshoremen 80 days lo cool off under provisions of the Tafl- Hartley Acl. The cnjoinder was issued afler the ILA pulled a four- day strike. ' Key issue is the ship owners' demand lhat longshoremen cut their work gangs rom 20 lo 17 men. saying a larger number is "fcalher-bedding." The ILA says 11 will nol "negoliale our men out of business." As soon as the current walkout began, pickets appeared at such ports a s New York; Newark, N.J. Houston, Tex. and Lake Charles, La. · . ' No picket lines were planned for some ports, including Mobile, Ala., arid Providence, R.I., ILA spokesmen said. One said that Wilmington, Del., docks will not be picketed in full force until after Christmas. leading and unloading of ships moved al a frenzied pace Sunday in an efforl lo get the vessels on their way before the strike deadline. One dockworker remarked thai the Hudson River "looked like the Jersey Turnpike" as a stream of (Continued On Page 3 Column 7) Santa Glaus, Reindeer Are On Their Way V Kitid, Sad, Wliimiscal Christmas Festival's ManyFaces By GEORGE W. CORNELL Associated Press Staff VTirtcr The festival has many faces. Some arc sad. Some are -funny. Some are loving and generous. Some are cynical. They are the 'aces of Christmas. By deeds and words, people traced their imprint on the occasion. It was a mixed Image, mirrored in little episodes lierc and there, in altitudes, circumstances and incidents. They formed a vailed tableau, breaking through the general mass mantle of decorations, rowded stores, ringing carols, holiday time off, bulging traffic and parties. There was the ruslu'ng woman shopper in Walerville, Maine, who oiled armloads of gift purchases the back scat of someone else's parted car, then drove 10me in her own, a similar model. In Providence, R.I., there was the buoyant and benevolent bus driver who veered off his route, n a burst of yuletide chivalry, to take passengers directly to their destinations. A pair of small boys, Peewee, age.7, and Falty, age 9, got them'-' selves ' locked in a Cambridge, Mass., department store overnight, in a world of wlilrrihg toys and goodies. There wasn't only humor in the Christmas countenance. There were also the marks of sorrow, the empty chairs at the family tables, and sometimes the slim fare.. : . In Carmichaels, Pa., where 37 men died in a coal mine explosion three weeks ago, 65 children are without Iheir fathers this CMrst- mas, and 34 wives without their husbands. i In Vineiand, N.J., It was a time of agony for Mr. and Mrs. William Jones Jr., whose boy, Billy, 3, clad hi his blue snowsuit, disappeared Dec. 19. His gifts lay in the allic. In Philadelphia, a 16-year-oid boy will spend Chris Im as, somberly aware that on the day afl- erward, he' will be confined in a youth disciplinary house for an indefinite term. These are only examples of the admixture of distress that comes, in many forms, in many places, even amid Ihe festivities. But there are other qualities, too. There is the large heart, tire bounty, and. the tenderness. A Texas girl, Miss .Charlie Brown, appealed to Hie Napa, Calif., sheriff lo release her fiance from jail in lime for a Christmas Eve wedding. "If I were a little girl I would write lo Santa Claus," she wrote. "But I believe you're the only one who can help." The sheriff wired miss Brown: "Get out the weddings bells. Your 200-pound Christmas present is en route." II was a lenient mood, a softening note and a helpful hand that gave the central theme to this holiday commemorating Ihe coming of Christ lo help a helpless mankind. Holiday Death Toll Less Than Estimates Special Present For World Made By Elf, Cliiny EDITOR'S NOTE--"Will Sant» L'laus r e a 11 y come. to our louse?" That Is the.most anx- ous question in America today. 'I Is answered In the following column, written for parents to read aloud lo their children. Since its first appearance in 1348, It has become a scrapboolc 'avorile In many homes. : By HAL' BOYLE NORTH POLE (AP)-He's oHl Santa Claus is on his way at ast. ' . The jolly old saint and his fa- lous reindeer are zooming irough the arclic skies righl now, eading for Ihe American border. Ic'll reach it tonight. The northern lights switched.on o a clear, steady green--the "go- head" signal. And the Royal Ca- adian Mounted Police s^nt Santa sis message: "We are clearing all air lines in our path, old boy. There U no seed limit for you tonight. Ths is yours. Go as fast as you ke.. Good luck!" '...'. . And Santa needed that wld« lear road in the sky. For his big ed sleigh was piled so high with ifts it overflowed. II looked like a ying hayrack as It raced through le cold crisp air. "Oh, .dear; oh, dear,' 'worried anta, just before the takeoff. : ,"I o hope none o( the presents fall ut ,a'nd bean some poor innocent abbi t down below. I belive; this must be tlie heaviest load I've had. n 20.year's." . . . ' '· What isxhe fretting about?" whispered-Donder lo Vixen; "He'j nly. riding in the sleigh. We havV 0 pull iL". . : Just tlicn Jlrs. Santa Claus ame running out waving a long-: iece of paper. "Ypu'almpst forgot your list of ood children!" she said. : "Never mind," replied Santi. 1 don't need it.i This year I'm oing to. give a present to every ittle boy and girl, good.or. bad. 'he bad ones will feel sorry then, iecause they know they don't de- erve a nice present. It'll maks em Iry harder to be good next ·ear." "That Isn't according to Hoyle," aid Mrs. Claus, who likes to play oridge. "But il does make sense, ·ou old soflie." Santa stood up to crack his whip ri the air--the signal to be ' off. But llrcn he heard a small voice crying: "Wait! Please wait!" . . · It was Cluny, Santa's favorite itlle elf. Tile other elves gossiped about Cluny and said she wai ciumsy at making toys. But Santa, uicw it was only because she was so young. He liked her becausa she had a good heart. . "Here," said the tiny elf, hold- g up a small shiny figure. "What's this? What's this?" grumbled Sanla. "You're too late, tfy pack is already loaded." It is only my present to ths world," said Cluny. "I made it at night in my room--all by myself." Santa took the lillle figure from icr hands. It was a beautiful an- cl with butterfly wings and a robe of purest white. In her hand :he ansel held a small magic wand. 'It is the angel of peace," explained Cluny. 'Why, Cluny!" said Santa, "this is bter than all the other gifts put together. I'll see lhat your an(Continued On I'age 3, Column 5) Philadelphia, Trenton. N.J., and as 550' Traffic 338 Fires 43 Miscellaneous ··' 42 Total 429 The nation's traffic death toll passed the 300 mark in (he firsl 1\'i days of the long Christmas weekend, a pace far below pro- holiday estimates by safety experts. "If the present trend continues, Mils will be the safest Christmas holiday on record,' said Howard Pyle, president of the National Safety Council. ' The council, based on previous holidays and the record traffic toll for the past year, had estimated 650 lo 750 deaths on the highways during the long holiday period. . i "If tho Irend holds,' Pyle said, "the final toll coud be as low The count, which started al 6 p.m. Friday .and ends al midnight Chrislmas, showed. 338 traffic deaths throughout file nation Fires had killed 49 persons anc 42 others had lost their lives in miscellaneous accidents for an over-all tolal of 427. Pyle said lhat the f a r f f i c toi: was 100 lower than for the co responding period for the Christ mas holiday last year. In las year's three-day Christmas ob scrvance, traffic deaths lotalcc 524. Stormy and cold weather in sec lions of Ihe caslern half of the country, the council said, . may have resulted in fewer cars 01 the highways and more carefu driving. More snow also was in prospect for Ihe Great Lakes Ohio Valley regions today. B . . . Daily Messenger wishes to extend to all its readers a very Merry Christmas and b e s t i jj wishes for a meaningful J Holy Day. \ i sue l-lERE will be no of the Messenger Is-g i tomorrow. Publication * i . » Swill resume Wednesday.S

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