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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 22, 1964
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A belated spurt by Cheer Func Still $660 from goal HE fact tha adults and young sters alike shar the responsibilit of caring for th needy especiall at Christmas tim is borne out a the Chri s t m a Cheer Fund heads into its fina two days. A burst of giving ha sent the campaign a big ste closer toward the, goal of §3,00( Representatives of students o John Adams Junior High Schoo reported in with $101.27, the re suit of donations made in th various home rooms. Not to be outdone, Kiwani Club members chipped in wit »a total of $123.70. And on their heels came th Globe - Gazette newspaperboy with $63,70. ' These were the much-we corned larger gifts in a day tha found the mailman bringing i dozens of letters containing gen erous donations — $25 from Mason City doctor, $10 from "Nancy.and Brian" way out i Evansville, Jnd., 4-H clubs, De Molays, interstate Company' power plant employes, from concerned residents of Thorn ton and Meservey, churc groups, businessmen and indi viduals offering memorials. "The Benson boys," for in stance, got a glass jar from mother and marked it "Christ mas Cheer Fund." As the day went by their small change add ed up to $2.43. A $1 bill came from "A bo) in Boys' Town who cares." Several letters used this sam phrase: "We hope this smal contribution will help mak somebody's Christmas a littl happier." Thus again we have an ex emplification of the true spiri of Christmas. The donation for the day totalled $441.61 leaving almost $660 tto be raise, in the next two days. *• But this generosity by every body has shown the job can be done. Mason Cityans will see t_ it that nobody is forgotten on Christmas Day. Bring your gift to the Globe Gazette fay 10 a.m. on Thursdaj or mail it to: CHRISTMAS CHEER c/o Gto£e-Gazette Box 271 Mason City, Iowa 50402 CHEER FUND..GOAL SS.OOO.M PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $1,808.98 Interstate Power Plant em- ployes ................... Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Reynolds ............. ........ «.«<> "From an old friend" ____ 3.00 Prlnling Pressmen and Assistant's Union 200 ...... 5.00 "In Memory of Father" . . 5.00 "From a Boy In Boys Town Who Cares" ............ Warner H. Bohn ........... i.oo "A Memorial" ............ Mr. and Mrs. Romeo Callc- chi»s ..................... l.M A Hantontown Friend ..... 1.60 Mason City Chapter Order ot DeMolay, and Reed Cook .................... "A Friend in Thornton" .. Thornton Federated Club .. Girl Scout Troop 88 ....... Meserrey Sunday School Edna Beeles ............... Pleasant Valley Cinder- el)a Girls 4-H ........... M.A.B. . .. ................. Mason City Klwanls Club First Congregational Church Pilgrim Fellowship ...... "In Memory of Jay, Joel and Jimmy*' ............. •Indents of John Adami Junior High School . . N . . . Nancy and Brian .......... "From an M.D. Friend" ., City Cloverettes .J-H Club .. "In Memory of F.E.J." ., Wilson Brownie Troop 85 . , "In Memory of Charlotte Bruce" .................. Ernie's Trees .............. The Benson Boys ....... .'.. .Globe-Gazette Newsroom .. Globe - Gazette Newspaper- hoys ..................... Izetta Stewart, Clear Lake •15.00 .75 5.00 3.00 .1.00 1.00 S.OO 2.00 123.70 2.00 101.27 10.00 g.5.00 fl.OO fi.OO 1.70 10.00 5. 00 S.43 9.90 63.70 1.00 THE DAY'S TOTAL S 441.61 TOTAL TO DATE J2.350.59 STILL NEEDED t W9.11 GIVING DAYS LEFT ... ONLY *! $3,000 52nd birthday for Lady Bird JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) — Mrs, Lyndon B. Johnson observed her 52nd birthday Tuesday and a White House spokesman said she spent the day wrapping Christmas presents and decorating the Johnsons' ranch home. North /owo Weather outlook Cloudy through Wednesday with fog Tuesday night, a lit- tie warmer Tuesday night, fcws in mid 20s. Highs Wednesday middle to upper 30*. 700 mph winds, snow slides, floods reported in West • r TiUE ASSOCIATED FEEU ' v*r*ittf nf rnln*+A* «,,„!„*,,-._ j_:«_ ...... • ™ ASSOCIATED One-hundred mile an hour winds roared through Colorado Tuesday and caused extensive, but undetermined, damage to the university city of Boulder. Two persons were hurt. The gale-force winds blew off roofs, destroyed fences and knocked out power line's for several hours in Boulder and outlying areas. One wall of the Uni- versity of Colorado cyclotron building was blown down. Jefferson Airport, east of Boulder, reported 100 m.p.h. winds. Denver also had high winds, but no damage was reported. In Wyoming, a snowstorm moved into the western part of the state dropping up to 6 inches on the area. High winds.up to 70 m.p.h. piled 'up huge drifts. Highways were imnas- sable in Hoback Canyon, Atlantic City and over the South Pass, south of Lander, Visibility was poor. Farther northwest, huge snow slides closed the main east-west route from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains as storms continued to thunder across the west coast from California to Washington. The snow slides spilled down on the four-lane Snoquxltnie Pass Highway near North Bend, Wash., but no one was hurt. The slides, believed to have been caused by a warm spell, hit on both sides of the 3,000 foot summit. State Highway Department crews cleared several smaller slides west of the summit. Whole gale warnings were up as winds of 60 miles an hour hit coastal sections of Oregon. Fifty famines near Portland w-Jre forced to leave their homes as rain and strong winds lashed that area. In the flood-stricken Eel River Valley section in Northern California, more than 2,000 persons were evacuated from their homes as heavy rains fell through the night. Ukiah, Calif., measured more than 4 inches of rain in 24 hours. Three inches ot additional snow were added to a 14-inch snowpack in Kalispell, Mont., and 8 inches of additional snow in the western Montana and northern Idaho Rockies were on the way. Some 600 residents in the summer resort town of Weott, Calif., 50 miles south'of Eureka, fled their homes as the Eel River rose toward a record crest. The community was under fiv« feet of water. Weather Bureau officials predicted the river would reach 27 feet, nearly 10 feet above flood level. That mark was reached in the disastrous floods in northern California in 1955. 'The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbor Home Edition VOL. 104 MASON CiTY, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, W4 UUe * copy)—ThU P»p«r Consist* <* Two Sections—Section On« Associated Preii full L«IM Win* No. 271 boss rebukes U. S. No 1964 postal jam-up ZIP code aids in Yule deluge CHICAGO (AP)—ZIP code is playing Santa Glaus this year. The Post Office innovation is lelping to speed delivery oi Christmas packages throughout the country. Last year some gifts didn't arrive until the third week in January because of a monumental jam in Chicago, which processes most of the parcel lost going from coast to coast. The Chicago office, largest in he nation, handled 47 million pieces of mail during last year's rush. "Wt were really in • bind," Ilairborne Bolton, assistant lireetor oi operations, recalled Tuesday. "At this time last year we had nearly 100,000 sacks of Christmas packages unprocessed, lome of it was stored in a ga- age. "We had mail piled up all aver the place. But this year everything's up to snuff—we lon't have one sack of mail ying around." "Oh, man, after last year, I nought they would roll some leads," said Raymond F. Cummings, day parcel post su- >ervisor. "We were stili work- ng on mail 'three weeks after Christmas." 'Now we're as clean as a vhistle. Somebody along the line did a tremendous job." Last year, Cummings said, a ate surge of parcel post flooded >ost offices throughout the ountry. "They did what they could with it but in the end, they threw it to Chicago and we were tuck with it," he said. The Postmaster Inspection service was called in to study Chicago processing procedures. The inspection service recommended establishment of sec- ional center distribution points, r ZIP code, for parcel post. "That was the real key to this /hole thing," Cummings said. Finer distribution of mail — preading it out across the ountry and keeping it away rom the center." JUDE McNAMARA Iowa flier down twice in Viet Ncim SAIGON, South Viet Nam AP) — An American fighter pilot who arrived in South Viet Nam six weeks ago has crash- landed twice in the past four days in Communist territory. Capt. Jude R. McNamara of Davenport, lowa,^ survived both crashes without injury. It was pretty much routine," McNamara said after his second crash Monday, seven miles north of Ca Mau. He had crashed three days sarlier near Moc Hoa, west of Saigon on the Cambodian border. Both times McNamara's Sky- raiders developed engine trouble. Reporting on his second crash, McNamara said: "I carried out the usual emergency procedures and bellied the plane in, cut the switches and climbed out. * "I lit a cigarette and waited 10 minutes and the helicopters were down to pick me up. 1 ' SAME DATE—1963—669 Review military budget Key factor in spending BULLETIN JOHNSON CITY, Tex. Iff)— President Johnson approved Tuesday plans to develop the world's largest plane to speed the movement of men and materials to world trouble spots. Secretary of defense Robert S. McNamara • said after a conference with Johnson Tuesday that funds to begin development of the gigantic plane will be included in the'budget for the next fit- cal year. JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) —President Johnson meets with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and the military chiefs Tuesday for a final re view of the Pentagon budget. Defense spending accounts for about half of all federal outlays. McNamara has predicted the defense budget will not exceed $50 billion and may even be a little less. This is about the same as in the current fiscal year and may determine whether Johnson holds spending for the year starting July 1 within the $100-billion mark. The latest estimate of spend ing this year is $97.2 billion, but Johnson has said he does not know if he can keep next year's budget under $100 billion. Other visitors to the LBJ Ranch for budget talks Tuesday included Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon, Director James E. Webb of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Najeeb E. Halaby, who heads the Federal Aviation Agency. NASA's spending this year isi estimated at $4.9 billion. There has been some talk among government officials here that Johnson is considering cutting out some low-priority space projects in order to hold down the budget. In conferences Monday, Johnon apparently completed work on the Interior, Labor and Commerce department budgets. • 'NO ONE WAS KILLED — Richard A. Farnsworth, 17, driver, and Robert Merriman, 18, escaped death when their car spun out of control on the San Diego-,-freeway in Los Angeles, struck a concrete abutment and wound up like .this. Farnsworth and • : • ; '; —AP I'hotofax Merriman were cut and bruised. 'Police in center background run down the highway to'remove a section of engine which dropped from the wrecked vehicle. • Pope co//s for end to world racism, poverty VATICAN CITY (AP)—Pope aul VT, in a stirring Christmas "essage to the world, Tuesday ght called for an end to racism, ationalism, poverty and social nequality among all mankind. In what he called "our pro- ram," the Roman Catholic pon- ff offered the services of the Catholic Church "to sus- ain the efforts of men of good- vill to promote the common ood, to bring about universal jeace, and the brotherhood of U men." The Christinas Message, the second in Pope Paul's 18-month- old reign, was recorded for television and radio broadcast hy the Vatican Radio and networks throughout Europe and elsewhere v He renewed in his speech the appeal for disarmament he made after seeing the poverty of a Bombay slum earlier this month. In that appeal he urged the world leaders to stop the arms race and devote part of the funds saved for a fight on poverty. Pope' Paul's speech was a call for harmony among men based on a greatly broadened democracy. He said: "Democracy, to which all mankind today appeals, must take on a more universal aspect, which will transcend al! the obstacles that stand in the way of the effective brotherhood of all men." He referred to "the obstacles which continue to stand in the way of human brotherhood," and outlined them in this manner: • "Nationalism . , . Divides Peoples, putting them in opposition to one another ... this enemy of human brotherhood Is today gaining strength ... we appeal to governments and peoples to be watchful and to moderate this facile instinct of prestige and rivalry. For it can once again prove fatal." • "Racism . .. Separates and opposes the different branche: constituting the great human family, resulting in pride, mistrust, exclusivism, discrimination and sometimes even oppression." • Militarism: "We cannot help being alarmed at a militarism no longer focussed on the legitimate defense of the countries concerned or on the maintenance of world peace,, but tending rather to build up stockpiles of weapons ... a process which .. . induces men to make mutual fear the treacherous and Inhuman basis of world peace." Inside The Globe MASON CITY churches plan Christmas events . . Page 16. SCHOOL BOARDS to meet on educational TV . . . . Page 13. He could be merry for Christmas Page 6 Editorials 4 Society news 6-7 Clear Lake news 8 Sports news 9-10 North Iowa news 11 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 12-13 Comics 14 Farm news 15 Transit timetable 16 Classified pages 16-17 Angry garbage hauler dumps load on City Hall BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — "I had no place to put the load," said the driver after he dropped \Vi tons of rubble from his dump truck on the sidewalk in front of CiJ:y Hall, police reported. After dropping the load Monday night, William Giagnacova, 40, left his truck on the sidewalk while he went for a "cup of coffee," police said. Giagnacova said he was protesting recent city action in closing a dump to private truckers. He was charged with violating the state mental hygiene law and taken to Meyer Memorial Hospital for observation, police said. City workers cleaned up fhe debris. The truck wai lowed to a police garage. FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — The sleek fighter plane which figured in the stormy TFX debate successfully executed an airborne test Monday although a minor malfunction cut short the maiden flight. The supersonic Fill, a multipurpose craft commonly called the TFX, made a 21-minute test hop from Carswell Air Force Base and its brief performance brought praise from many quarters. Citations came from both the Air Force and the Navy, for whom the' swept-wing aircraft was designed. The test was scheduled for 40 Former TFX Controversy-ridden Fill brings praise in its debut minutes but was cut in half because the two-man crew was unable to retract the plane's wing flaps after takeoff. Project directors called the malfunction minor and said a second test would come in a week or 10 days. Test pilot Richard L. Johnson and copilot Val E. Prahl flew the craft at a top speed of 230 miles per hour. Plans had called for a maximum speed of just under 350 m.p.h. The plane reached an altitude of more than 15,000 feet. Despite the apparent success of the initial flight, there were reports that the project is en- Charge Yanks fire on Korea Reds-snowballs TOKYO W—North Korea charged Tuesday that U.S. soldiers guarding the demilitarized zone have been tossing snowballs at the Communists. The Communists also accused the Americans of making vile gestures." Pyongyang radio said the charges were made at a meeting Tuesday of the Military Armistice Commission. The broadcast, monitored in Tokyo, said the soldiers threw the snowballs at a sentry post between Dec. 6 and Sunday. countering cost problems and that the Navy is disturbed about what it considers the Fill's excessive weight. Frank W. Davis, president of Genera] Dynamics' Fort Worth plant, where the plane was assembled, said this was not the case. "It's not as far as I'm concerned," he said. "We're just about on cost and we're 10 days ahead of schedule." He said if the Navy is unhappy, "you'll have to talk to the Navy about that." The Navy's project supervisor, Capt. Donald C. Davis, said: "It sure looked wonderful. I'd put 'Navy' on it right now." Air Force Secretary Eugene Zuckert, describing himself as a "most happy fellow," declared: "This successful accomplishment of a milestone in a program of great importance to our national security is indeed significant. "The versatility of this aircraft promises to meet the demands for mobiiity, supersonic performance and great striking power." The Fill features a variable sweep-wing Concept which enables the tactical machine to spread its wings for slow flight and tuck them in for high speeds. It is capable of flying 2.5 times the speed of sound. He backs generals in purge Warns against intervention By MALCOLM W. BROWNE SAIGON, South Viet Nam AP) — Lt. Gen. Nguyen ihanh, commander of South Viet Nam's armed forces, threw down the gauntlet to Washing- ion Tuesday in an order solidly backing the young generals who purged the High National Council Sunday. Khanh pointedly warned against foreign intervention in Vietnamese affairs and made it clear he would not go along with American demands that the purge be undone. "We make sacrifices for the country's independence and the Vietnamese people's liberty, but not to carry out the policy of any foreign country," Khanh. said in a radio address to tha nation. The ex-premier pledged the continued support of the armed 'orces for civilian Chief of State 'ban Khac Suu and Premier 'ran Van Huong, but reserved he right of the armed forces to :hange governments if they felt hings were getting out of hand. This was a direct challenge to American demands that the Sai;on civilian government have supreme authority over tha armed forces, and that the armed forces should not have he right to upset the government whenever they see fit. Khanh's speech presumably was broadcast partly to allay rumors sweeping Saigon that ha lad been arrested. Normally re- iable sources reported earlier hat Khanh had been ousted rom his post as commander in hief and soon might be leav- ng the country. But indications Tuesday were that he was firm- y in the saddle. U.S. spokesmen had no im. mediate comment. Americans aid privately it looked as if tha hutdown had come. American officials said the urge has stymied plans being worked out to extend the war gainst the Viet Cong outside outh Viet Nam. The United States had mads VIETNAM (Continued on Page 2} Shopping days till Christmas Fill IN MAIDEN FLIGHT I

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