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$1,100 still needed by Cheer Fund Three days left to give HE deadline draws nearer and the Christmas Cheer Fund still has not hit the two-thirds mark on the way to the $3,000 goal. Only three giving days remain for us to assure every needy Mason City child and adult of "something in his stocking" on Christmas Day. The Globe-Gazette's composing room employes, recognizing the need for a surge in gifts, reported in with $32—an increase of more than 25 per cent over their contributions of last year. Mason City firemen, Payn« Plumbing and Heating, North Piggly Wiggly Store employes and the boys in Jacob E. Decker & Sons machine shop stepped forward with some of the larger amounts in Monday's list of gifts. That certain individuals, too, are digging deeper is shown by the more numerous $5 and $10 donations. The heart-felt smaller gifts also are necessary if the minimum goal is to be achieved by 10 a.m. on Thursday. One person, signing his letter as "a friend," said: "Enclosed is $1 for which I hope will help some child or family to have a Merry Christmas." Assuredly it will — thanks to the spirit of generosity of these fine people, those who have given previously, and those who will be heard from in the final three days during which we must obtain nearly $1,100. As Msgr. A. J. Breen, another old Cheer Fund friend, said in the note accompanying his gift: "Such giving evokes the Christmas joy which is part of the authentic spirit of the New Testament." ' In 39 previous years the Cheer Fund never has been let down. You can do your bit to keep this record unblemished by bringing your gift to the Globe-Gazette or mailing it to: CHRISTMAS CHEER %Globe-Gazette, Box 271 Mason City, Iowa 50402 "The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors" Home Edition VOL. 1M MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1H4 (10c > copy)—This Paper Consist! ot Four Sections—Section On* Associated Press run Leas* Wtn* No. 270 in downtown Three two-story brick buildings destroyed in blaze Iowa Iowa CHEER FUND GOAL *3, (XW.OO PREVIOUSLY KEPORTED JI.SS3.38 A longtime Cheer Fund friend ............... t ---- 5.00 Mason Cily Fire Flt&ten Assn ..................... 24.W MSRP. A. .T. Breen ........ 10.00 AHE-TA. Chapter M7 ...... 5.00 John and Nancy ........... 10.09 Federation at Grain Millers. Local 26!) .......... in. 00 The Gccrijr. Bartletts ...... 5.00 Anonymous ............... . .i.uv R.A.P Libcrly Belle's 1-H Club .. Maurine and Erllnt Been . "In memory or Grandpa," from Randy and Cralf .. H.F ........................ Robert and Ronald Nash- eim ..................... North PlESly Wigjljr store Anonymous ................ A Friend .................. Payne I'luroblng i Heating Anonymous ............... "From a Friend" ......... Brotherhood and Railway Trainmen ............... Jacob Weiss ............... From the Ottermans ...... "In memory of Grandma Stiles" from the four Newtons ............... Decker Machine Shop ..... "Mac" ..................... "Just a Turkey" .......... "Ditto" .................... Glob e-Gazette composing rnom ................... THK DAY'S TOTAL 5.00 5.80 10.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 16.88 3. CO 1!00 2.1.00 1.00 1.00 10.M 1.00 2.00 2«.«0 S-00 5.00 1.00 32.00 t 3M.60 TOTAL TO DATE S1.908.9S STII.L NEEDED Sl.081.13 GIVING DAYS LEFT ... ONLY 3! $3,000 2,500 2,000 Liddy to raise cash for GOP Unseated as Ag secretary DBS MOINES (AP) — Republicans plan to hire Secretary of Agriculture L. B. Liddy as a full time iund raiser in an attempt to rebuild the party, The Associated Press learned Monday. Liddy, 59, was one of the Republicans swept out of office in the Democratic landslide Nov. 3. He had been secretary of agriculture since 1961. Republican State Chairman Robert Ray had said earlier that he wanted to hire a ful time man to help in the reor ganization of the party, which suffered its biggest election de feat in Iowa history last month Our rebuilding hinges on our financial strength," Ray said : We have been looking for a full time man for the job." Ray considers Liddy a "rea top notch person," and is confi dent the long time Agriculture Department employe can do th job. , Republicans have not prev: ously paid a man for a full tim job to raise money. But Ray ha indicated he plans to mak some sharp changes in prev: ous GOP policy in an attemp to return his party to power. Ray announced earlier that i future campaigns the state cen tral committee will keep tighter rein on committee fund distributed to candidates, an also will keep in close contac with office seekers making pol cy statements. Ernest Hayes of Mount Pleas ant will continue to serve a GOP state finance chairma: without compensation, and hel; to raise funds. The salary to b paid Liddy by the GOP has no been disclosed. The job also could be of bene fit to Liddy in any future polit cal activity. It would keep hin in contact with Republican across the state. Liddy has indicated he ma seek some office two year from now. His home town Keosauqua, but for severa years he has lived on a sma farm just west of Des Moines He was defeated in the elec tion by Kenneth Owen, a Demo crat who farms near Center ville. 1.500 1,250 1.000 250 Argentina's doctors strike for pay increase BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Wl — Doctors in public health hospitals went on an indefinite strike for higher wages Monday. Skeleton crews manned «mer gency wards, but the Medical Federation said they would be withdrawn Wednesday if the doctors' demands were not met. North Iowa Weather outlook Variable cleudirt*** and 'colder with moderate northerly wind* Monday night and Tuesday. Lows Monday night near xero north t* It south. Highs Tuesday in _ aowth. Weather Details en Pat* 1) Inside The Globe Editorials Society news 6- Sports news 19-2 Bowling news 2 Clear Lake news 22-2: North Iowa news Latest markets 2 Mason City news 28-5 Comics ; Transit timetable 34 Classified pages 34-35 BRITT FIRE DAMAGE — Smoke still pours from a fire which Monday destroyed three two-story brick 'buildings in the Britt business district. The fire was reported about 2:30 a.m. Firemen from Britt, Garner and Kanawha battled the blaze throughout the morning. No one was injured. ; Bandits take half a million PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Gunmen robbed a bank truck of $511,000 in cash outside a church rectory Monday after making prisoners of four priests and waiting with them for the truck's arrival. The bandits invaded the rectory of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic church about 9 a.m. and handcuffed and bound the three priests. They seized t he two truck guards as they arrived, disarmed them and then looted the vehicle, making their escape by car. Police said .three gunmen wearing Halloween masks went inside the rectory, but they said an alarm had been broadcast for a getaway car carrying possibly six men. Truck guard Frank Fernandi said that as he and his partner, John Godley, entered the rectory, a gunman ordered them inside. The guards, who carry revolvers, were handcuffed and left police headquarters from the rectory. John Anderson, vice president of the First National Bank of Passaic County, said the bank's vehicle was of the conventional armored type. "We still don't understand why the alarm didn't go off," Anderson said. "If the doors of the truck are open without the alarm system being shut off, then a siren begins. The alarm can be turned off manually. As the police said, if you had a gun ir your back, you'd turn it off too. Perhaps that's what happened." Anderson said the bank's $511,000 was covered by insurance. Fernandi and Godley, both about 40 and veteran employes, were on a regular Monday route which included cash pickups from three churches and deliveries of cash to three of the bank's branches, according to Anderson. They started at the bank's inside the priests. After the rectory with the bandits escaped by car, an alarm was telephoned to main office where they" pickec up money for the branch banks The; had not made any deliv cries to the branches before the holdup, Anderson said. LBJ keeps his eye on Viet strife JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) — President Johnson, in the midst of budget-cutting efforts, <ept a close watch Monday on South Viet Nam's latest military coup. But, there was no word from he Texas White House of any specific actions this country may take. Press secretary George E. leedy disclosed that Johnson >efore leaving Washington, had a long conference with Secre- ary of State Dean Rusk and Jndersecretary George Ball on .he Viet Nam situation. Reedy told newsmen the Pres- dent has "fulJ confidence" in len. Maxwell D. Taylor, U.S. ambassador who is on the scene n Saigon. Asked about reports from Sai*on that this country has threatened to "review its aid program," Reedy said he "would not want to comment on specific actions." In the latest military coup, nsurgent young generals top pled South Viet Nam's civilian controlled High National Coun cil. ,x Burch urged to cling to job even if vote is slim WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. William E.. Miller, said after a conference with Sen. Barry Goldwater Monday that GOP Chairman Dean Burch should hang onto his job even if he has only a one vote majority of the 132-member national committee. Miller, the GOP vice presidential nominee, told a news conference after he and Rep. Bob Wilson of California had conferred with Goldwater at his apartment that the presidential nominee is standing firmly behind Burch. Burch'j replacement M na tiooal chairman has been de- manded by party progressives then would represent only a on the ground he represents a symbol of the disasterous Republican defeat in the Nov. 3 election. Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, Gov. George Romney of Michigan, and others have said Burch should resign unless he can turn up a substantial majority in favor of his retention at a Jan. 22-23 show-down meeting of the national committee in Chicago. Miller said he does not agree with that viewpoint. He said if Burch can summon even a bare majority he should stay on the job because any replacement Confusion reigns Purge in Viet Nam By MALCOLM W. BROWNE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — The future of South Viet Nam's-government and the war against the Viet Cong have been thrown into doubt by a weekend political purge by young Vietnamese generals. The "Young Turks" dissolved the High National Council and arrested most of its nine members, plus more than 20 other leading politicians. U.S. military and diplomatic officers made no official state ment on the crisis — the country's sixth government upheaval in less than 14 months — but American displeasure was evident. minority of the committee. Miller said he had been in formed by Burch that the chair man believes he has majority support "at this time." The New York congressman added he liopcs the matter won't even be brought to- a roll call showdown at the Chicago meeting. Wilson, who heads the House Congressional mittee, said Campaign he agreed Com- with Miller that Burch should stay on even if he has only a bare majority of the committee. Burch did not attend Monday's conference at which hi* future was discussed. Johnson was reported busy a the ranch discussing budge cutting with his budget director Kermit Gordon, and three Cabi net officers. Reedy described Johnson as determined to reduce spending requests "as prudently as he can, and as far as he can within the limits of efficiency and effectiveness." Many administration officials in Washington are predicting that by New Year's Day, Johnson will have whacked federal spending proposals below $100 billion for the year starting July 1, 1965. He has said this will be difficult, but he did it last year after making some negative forecasts. Those on hand at the ranch included Budget Director Kermit Gordon, Secretary of Com merce Luther H. Hodges, Secre tary of Labor W. V/iUard Wirlz Secretary of the Interior Stew art L. Udull and Dr. Donald LBJ (Continued wi Pa«« 2) 'This power play did not seem railed for," said one U.S. official, "and basically we have to regard these generals as rebels against the duly constituted government." Premier Tran Van Huong and Chief of State Phan Khac Suu were still nominally in power In a broadcast proclamation, the junta of young generals declared confidence in and support for both men. U.S. officials said the latest assertion of ovRr-all authority >y the military badly damage ;he civilian government's pos .ion. Brig. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Th commander of the 1st Arm )orps, is the dominant mcmbe of the junta. He escaped I ambodia in 1960 after failing i an attempt to overthrow th Ngo Dinh Diem governmcn Since Diem's death he has rise rapidly in the Vietnames army. Acting with him in Sunday pre-dawn, bloodless purge wer Brig. Gen. Nguyen Cao Ky, a force commander; Brig. Gen Le Nguyen Khang, Marin and Brij Thieu, <lt Corps commander. About 70 staff officers who! Corps commander, Gen. Nguyen Van Fourth business saved by firemen By CHARLES W. WALK North Iowa News Director BRITT — A pre-dawn blaze destroyed nearly a alf-block of the Britt business district Monday. Three two-story brick buildings were gutted by ames from a fire of undetermined origin. The fire as believed to have started about 2:30 a.m. A fourth adjoining 1 the tore fronts totaled another 88 cot. The highway commission office and the Hub Clothiers vcrc both 22 feet wide and ready-to-wear store had a bo t front. the 44- iree destroyed was saved y a firewall and nearly 10 ours of efforts by fire- icn. Destroyed were buildings hous- g the district office of the lown tale Highway Commission, Wilon's Ready-To-\Vear and Hub lothicrs. Receiving water dam- gc was another two-story brick uilding housing the McEntaffcr ewelry Store. Also destroyed by the blaze vere six apartments on the sec nd floor of the three buildings nd the Hancock County Selec we Service Office. None of the ccupants of the apartments or ircmen fighting the fire were njured. Although the cause of the tire ^phone cable running vas not determined, officials be- Ulc - allcy bchlnd thc destroyed icve the bla/.e started in one of he apartments above the highway commission office. Thc residents of one of the apartments had left for a Canadian trip several days ago, and Briti Fire Chief Milbern (Buster) Rapp indicated the blaze maj have started there. The building housing the high- ivay commission office was owned by Paul Riehm. C. T. Wilson owned the building in which the ready-to-wear store was located. Ho had operated Lhe store until selling it to Mike Wilson several months ago. The building housing the Hub Clothiers was owned by B. A. Kreit- ingcr. About half of Britt was without telephone service Monday morning because of the fire. A Later, Fire Chief Milbern Rapp estimated the damage would total about $300,000. Because so many telephone incs were put out of order by he fire, the Red Cross set up an emergency radio communica- ions office. Firemen from three Hancock bounty communities battled the ire throughout the morning. Besides the Britt Fire Department, rucks and volunteers from Garner and Kanawha also helped ighf the fire. Building was burned through by the flames. * * * Flames also at Allison, Iowa Falls Two other North were reported over Iowa fires the weekend. A fire believed to have been started by an overheated grill caused an estimated damage of $3,000 to the kitchen of Kenny's Cafe, about a quarter of a mile south of Iowa Falls on Highway 65 Sunday morning. The Iowa Falls Fire department answered the call. The fire started about 7:30 a.m. Kenneth Whis- The firemen were hindered in ton, owner of the cafe said he their efforts by a stiff southerly carried some insurance. The wind and a water shortage. The water shortage was brought about primarily because a waterage. pump at the Britt waterworks} At 4 p.m. Sunday the Fam- had broken down Saturday nndjiiy Cafe, on Allison's Main hadn't been repaired. istrect, caught fire. The origin firefighters drained aW t |, c fire is unknown. The res- remainder of the building suffered smoke and water dam. The school swimming pool in thcirliaurant was closed Sunday The efforts to pour more water on family of the owner, Vernon the flames. Tomlinson, was away at the time of the blaze. They had living quarters upstairs over the retaurant. A barber shop, pool hall and Schultz's TV repair shop, in the building to the north, were threatened since there was Britt residents were requested to hold water usage to a minimum Monday. Also, additional water was hauled in trucks from Garner and placed in larye canvass containers at the scene of the fire. All three of the buildings were 110 feet long. The combined had been assigned to the chief of state's office were shipped off under guard to the mountains north of Saigon. All had been on the staff of the former chief of state, Lt. Gen. Duong Van Minn, ancf had been left at the disposal of his successor. The military'* rapid move caught leaders of the Buddhists' VIET NAM (Continued on Page 1) Shopping days till Christmas no fire wall between the buildings. All equipment was moved out and the only damage there was from water. U. S. plane shot down; Reportedly ignored warnings CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government said Monday a U.S. oil company plane shot down near Alexandria Saturday ignored repeated orders to land. Its American pilot and Scan- linavian copilot were killed. They were identified only as L Ioyt Williams, 44, of Texas, and Kejel Grup, 35, a Scandinavian. A. U.S. Embassy spokesman said the plane, a twin-engine Fairchild C82, belonged to the John W. Mecom Oil Co. of Hous- .on, Tex. The plane was on a flight :rom Amman, Jordan, to Benghazi, Libya, to buy drilling detergent for Mecom's operations in Jordan, a company spokesman said. * — AP Photofax LEAD VIET PURGE — These three generals, with a f9urth are in control of Saigon after a bloodless purge of the civilian high national council. The leaders are (from left) Nguyen Chanh Thi, First Corps commander; Nguyen Cao Ky, Air Force commander, and IA Nguyen Khang, Marine commander. SAME DATE—1M3 Ul

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