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1« . If, 1H4 GI«c».Gai«tte, M«*«n City, U. TURTLE By LUCKECE BEALE Synopsii: George clutch** • Womp's not* so hard h« dislocate* his own jaw and cannot speak or sing. Santa agrt*s to l«t Womp play hi* flute. George is unable to warn Santa of Womp'* plan to put the whoU of Fairyland to sl*«p. Chapter Fourteen GEORGE TALKS Santa Claus led the fairies and the pixies and Storybook folk and all the visitors x from the Animal Kingdom into the Fairy Queen's palace for lunch. They were as hungry as any creatures would be who had sung and danced all morning. They gobbled up the clover salad, the corn and mushroom and pineapple sandwiches, the pecan pudding and peanut butter ice cream. Between courses they talked over the morning's per /ormanccs and argued about who was best. Only two were quiet at the feast. One was Womp, the man witch, who sal alone at a corner table nursing his bruised nose while he planned the tune he would play on his flute in the afternoon. The other quiet one was Santa Claus. He toyed with his food and could not make any conversation at all. He was troubled by all thai happened. He felt in his hones that something was wrong. "What was it," he wondered, "that George wanted to say!" Meanwhile, George himself was not at the feast. He was in the garden and the Snowman was working desperately to re-, set his dislocated jaw. ".fust suppose that Womp won first pri/.e. Imagine him as Grand Musician to the Queon! It wouldn't do at all. Oh, George, whatever made you get yourself into such a fix?" "Ahhhhh!" groaned George. He shook his head violently, hut lie could not shako his jaws hack into place. "If you had hiccoughs I would know what to do," said the Snowman, "You could sniff pepper and you would sneeze and the hiccoughs would he gone." "Ahhhhh," said George. "Say, said the Snowman. "We might try that anyway!" Before George could groan again the Snowman dashed away to the dining room and snatched a pepper shaker righl from under the nose of Womp the manwilch. When h« ran hack out Womp got up and fol lowed. "I bet this works!" cried the Snowman, running back to the turtle with the pepper shaker in his hands. George looked up and saw THE MANWITCH SAT ALONK Womp behind the Snowman. He arched out his head and poked at the manwilch's feet crying "Ahhhh!" The Snowman looked at Womp and he looked at Womp's feet and he saw at last what George had been trying so ong to tell him. "The Prince's shoes!" he cried. "Why he has on the Prince's shoes!" He was so .surprised he Iropped the pepper shaker. It crashed on George's I) a c k, spraying pepper over George's lead. "Kcrchew!" wont George. And so violent was the sneeze his jaw sprang back into place! 'Warn Santa!" he gasped as soon as he could speak. "He bewitched the Prince and he plans to bewitch Santa, loo!" Good gracious!" gasped the Snowman, too astonished to novc. George rushed off towards the palace hut though his feet were •unning he wasn't, getting anywhere. Womp had leaned down and picked him up by the tail. "I arrived just in time," said Womp. "It is fortunate I had finished my lunch. Now it is my mrn to tweak noses." He readied out and grabbed the dumbfounded S n o w m a n. Then he marched off into the woods carrying George upside down by the tail and lending the Snowman liy his carrot nose. NEXT: THE FIRE. LARGEST TURKEY Roy Grady raised his largest turkey in 30 years experience thi.s year with one weighing 4l'/i pounds. It had an 8'/j inch breast. 23 small loans are processed DKS MOINES — The Iowa >ranch office of the Smalt Business Administration processed 2.'l loans in November according o Conrad 10. Lawlor, branch nanagcr. Total amount loaned was $750,000. This com panes with $-100,000 loaned to Iowa small businesses in October. Half of the loans approved were under $15,000 and were made under the new "Small ..oan" Program. Businesses receiving aid in November include a catering service, four distributing serv- cc companies, a marina, an ag- •icultural equipment manufac- urcr, one electrical and one telephone repair service, an of- ice supply house, an avitomo- )ile sales company and a concrete products manufacturer. More than half of the loans made in November were in participation with Iowa banks. In addition to financial assistance, SBA provides manage- mcnl assistance and counseling, TO CHEROKEE NASHUA—M i s s Mary Mcr- fcld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mcrrick Mcrfcld, and a junior in the St. Joseph School of Nursing at Mason City, has gone to Cherokee, Iowa, where she will train for three months at the Mental Health Institute She will return lo Mason City to complete her training. CENTER HALL — Planning offers tfoocl traffic circulation to this handsome ranch house. The three bedrooms are in a winy of their own and there is a family bathroom as well as a bath which opens both from the hall and the master bedroom. A sheltered breezeway, an outdoor barbecue and a rear terrace add to the living facilities, outdoors. Plan HA320C has 1,550 square feet and was designed by Lester Cohen, Room 704, 48 W. 48th St., New York 36 N.Y. Imported automobile mart rounds economic corner By TERRY ROBARDS New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK — The imported automobile market, populated by a mass of bug-shaped, Jow- priccd economy cars, has turned the corner. 11 took the importers four years to recover from Ihe wave of American-made compact cars lhat hit the market in 1953, but today they seem to have re versed their downhill run. Import sales arc running 23 per cent ahead of last year and G4 will be the biggest year for foreign-made cars in this country since Detroit-made compacts arrived on the scene in force. The GLOBE-GAZETTE Has An Ideal CHRISTMAS GIFT SUGGESTION FOR YOU ^ear. ARRANGE FOR A GIFT CERTIFICATE THROUGH THE GLOBE-GAZETTE THE WORLD IN 1964 Globe-Gazette, P.O. Box 271, Mason City, Iowa Enclosed is $ Pleose send a copy cf THE WORLD in 1964 as a gift to: Bus/ness memo Santa Claus is playing defective Kuntn Claus is playing dc tcctivc this season. He is hunting some former residents ol this area, who are among the 50,000 miss ing stockholders soughl throughout the world for large corporations. They may receive unclaimed and accumulated d i v i dent checks, cash surrender values and other interests due them from slock purchases made many years ago and apparently long since forgotten. Comic M. Frey and R. B. Wing arc former Mason Cityans who are being sought by Tra ccrs Company of America, 515 NAME ADDRESS Madison Ave., New York 22, N.Y. Garfin elected Former Mason City resident Louis Giirfin has been elected vice president and chief actuary for Pacific Mutual Life in Los Angeles. He has been with the company since 1952. Prior to thai he was an actuary with Oregon Department of Insurance six years. He was named actuary for Pacific Mutual Life in 19(52. A native of Mason City, Garfin earned a Ph I) in mathematics, as well as bachelor and masters degrees from the University of (own. He won membership in ['hi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, national science honorary. Eligible for insurance Many Iowa veterans may not know that they are eligible for the reopening of GI insurance, according to E. W, Christcnsen, director of the Des Moines VA Center. They art 1 those whose disabilities, allhough adjudged to ae .service-connected, arc so slight that they do not rale monthly compensation payments. The fact, however, that their Usabilities are service-conned- ed makes them eligible to apply for National Service Life Insurance. There may be more than a million-and-a-hnlf veterans in this category nationally. Christcnsen said the majority of these veterans has lost complete touch with the VA, since there was no reason to notify the agency of their whereabouts. Good month One of the best financial months of 1964 was achieved by Ozark Air Lines in October when net income of $109,08:1 W as re- Ironically, it was Detroit's decision lo all but abandon this same economy segment of the American market which today is partly responsible for sales growth of the imports. The austere, economical small car has virtually disappeared from the Detroit repertoire. In ,ts place are bucket-seated, Higher-powered and more costly "sports" vehicles which once again have left the economy market to the importers. R. L. Polk & Co., the statisli- cal agency which keeps tabs on registration of new cars in this country, reports that 42,384 new foreign-made cars were registered in the U.S. during September. This was 26 per cent higher than in September of 1963 and brought the import total for the nine months of 1964 to 358,752, up 23 per cent from registra- lions in the comparable period of 1963. The report prompted Ronald J. Lucas, chief of British Motor Corp. operations in North America lo forecasl: "This will be Ihe bcsl year since I960 and third- biggest year for sales of imported cars in the U.S." Lucas optimislically predicted the import total for the full year svoule! snar (o 475,000 units, way above last year's 385,624. The Car maker breaks two records DETROIT — Motor vehicle manufacturers in the U.S. have broken two all-time production j records for the second straight I week, the Automobile Manufacturers Association reported. .otal would sliJl be far below the record 614,131 new imported cars registered here in 1960, But it dots indicate the "import market again. Most A new high for a one-week period of 259,654 motor vehicles is growing once American - made compact models rolled into the market in 1960 and import sales .umbled sharply to 378,622 the following year. They fell farther in 1962 — to 339,160, the lowest level since 1957. In 1963, when domestic manufactures began upsizing and uppricing their compacts, sales of imported cars began rising again. The increase this year has been much sharper. Commented Vincent Grob, president of Renault, Inc., "The compact market — domestic and import — is down. But the economy car market -— below $2,000 — is up for the second consecutive year." Grob, whose company is the import arm of the French auto maker, said he expects import sales to reach 460,000 units this year and 500,000 next year. John T. Panks, managing director of Rootes Motbrs, said he expects the import market to wind up with sales somewhere in the 425,000 to 450,000 area this year. He noted that even though the market showed a 23 per cent growth rate in the first nine months, import sales tend to level off in the final third of the year. The Rootes executive, whose firm imports the Sunbeam Imp (fourdoor sedan), Alpine and Tiger, pointed to the gap left in the market by Detroit's trend away from compacts and said: "We consider it of considerable importance to our plans. We're very encouraged with the trend because it means we can get back into the passenger car area we were iii before the compacts hit the market four years ago." CITY AND STATE (Write in Your Name as Donor of Gift Below) DONOR: (Re*«rv«d book* will be mailed In February) eclipsed the previous week's Rootes had to depend more on 256,918, the group sa!d. In- its sports models after the start dueled in the lolal were 222,'n>J,of the compact wave, mainly be- passenger cars — also a new: cal|sc American" manufacturers record. iwerc not in the sports car field. The week's production [[^Chevrolet's Corvette still is the eluded 36,892 trucks and buses. | onl y truc . mass-produced sports The highest weekly figure in car madc in America. this category is still the 37,337 produced during the week of June 13 this year, the statisticians said. Passenger c a r production ported by Thomas L. Grace, president of the lines. This is more than twice (he net income of $50,425 achieved during October 1963. Grace also announced that the net income for the first 10 months of 1%4 was $429,866, nearly three times the $161,520 achieved during the same months of 10 during the previous week had totaled 220,777. During the same period, 30,141 trucks and buses rolled off the assembly lines. Cumulative output in 1964 through Dec. 12 totaled 8,764,747 units, including 7,284,604 cars and 1,480,143 commercial vehicles. In the same period last year, 8,676,300 vehicles were produced — 7,275,044 passenger cars and 1,401,256 trucks and buses. To force nursing homes to meet fire regulations DES MOINES (AP) — State Fire Marshal Wilbur Johnson says that if 12 Iowa counties do not meet required fire safety regulations for their county homes he will go to court in 1965 to force them to comply. Johnson Friday named seven counties that had been ordered to install sprinkler systems. He jsaid they are Clayton, Crawford, Delaware, Fremont, Greene, Henry and Jasper counties. Five others, Dickinson, Mitchell, Plymouth, Winncbago and Woodbury, were ordered to install alarm systems, the fire marshal said. MTH ANNIVERSARIES REINBECK—Two couples observed their 60th anniversaries early this month. They are Mr. and Mrs, Bert Mandcrnach, Odcholt, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Witt, Reinbeok. Ford's Mustang is classed more as a "sports type" of car. Panks believes Rootes has been jable to capitalize on the Mustang's introduction because il has put the spotlight on sports vehicles, even though it is not a sports car in the true European sense. He believes the import market can be divided basically into two segments. The first is the low-priced economy segment and the second is the sports segment. "The economy market is without a doubt the growth area," he said. "It now enables us to broaden our approach into the passenger-car field, in addition to selling sports cars." Stig Jansson, president of Volvo, Inc., predicted his company's sales in this country would come within a few hundred units of the peak set in prc-compact 1959. Meanwhile, sales of some higher-priced imports have been on the rise also. Lon A. Fleener, president of Mercedes - Bcnz Sales, Inc., reported combined retail and tourist sales in October were the highest ever for the month. But the vast majority of importers are aiming at boosting their sales in the low-priced economy field. Proof lies in what some domestic auto companies are doing with their own overseas subsidiaries. General Motors has intensified its efforts at importing the Opel and Chrysler has followed suit with its Simca. Both are European-made economy cars which compete directly with th« Volkswagen, Renault, MG «- dan, Fiat, Sunbeam and Triumph sod an. P We No. To I To a To i To Ea ( fc< j W< Nc A So I saw your ad in today's paper/' Speaking is the businessman who has been reading the Want Ads to find good used power tools for his home workshop or hobby. Items you no longer use, you can sell easily through a low cost Globe- Gazette Want Ad. Call GA 3-4270 to place your ad. Cosh Prices: 2 lines 3 days $1.68 3 lines 3 days $2.64 4 lines 3 days $3.52 6 duys $3.32 6 days $5.10 6 days $6.80 GLOBE-GAZETTE WANT ADS 423-4270

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