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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 14, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Daily Newspaper for MM CITY GLOBE HOME VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans Associated Prau ind United press Full Lent wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14 1960 n e i g h b o r s 7o a Copy Paper Consists of Four NtJ Benson to return to Salt Lake Will resume v church work By BERNARD BRENNER WASHINGTON culture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson a man who knows what its like to have congress reject farm programs predicts the Kennedy administration will not be able to keep its farm cam paign promises They will fail if they attempt to put on new controls Benson said in an interview dont believe COngreSS Will gO alOngjAIpbk ChFchapterof Beta CHEER FUND GOAL Previously reported TAE Club Mrs MAB BCD Scroges City RoUry Club A friend Mr and Mrs Leonard Zots St Vincent De Paul Society Holy Family Parish with more emphasis on price fixing and control of produc tion Benson looked back over his eight controversyfilled years in the cabinet as he prepared to return to his post on the gov erning council of the Mormon Church He insisted his long campaign to get the government out of agriculture has been sound i IN THOSE EIGHT years Benson arid President Eisen hower have wrung substantial changes in federal farm laws out of a generallyreluctant con gress Price supports fixed at 90 per cent of the fair earning power parity price for basic crops were replaced by laws al lowing price props to drop as low as 65 per cent of parity in some cases Government plant ing controls on corn have been abolished Benson however did not get all the changes he thought were needed to cope with a technical revolution which has brought a fantastic boom in farm pro ductivity Net farm income meanwhile has dropped Govern m e n t owned farm surpluses have risen from about billion in 1953 to billion Critics have charged that Bensons prescrip tion of freedom from controls would flood markets and bank rupt thousands of farmers PERSONALLY Benson said I think Vice President Nixon made a mistake in the 1960 campaign in trying to pull away from the Eisenhower pro gram or the Benson program or whatever you want to call it because it is sound and the overwhelming majority of farm ers know it Benson said his greatest ac complishment in eight years was stopping and reversing the trend toward increased gov ernment in agriculture The socialization of agriculture Bensons critics includi n g many Republicans began de manding his resignation almost as soon as he took office in 1953 But Eisenhower put up a rock like defense of his agriculture secretary Benson talks with calm de tachment now about the at tempts to force him out of of fice on grounds that he Was a liability to his party IF BENSON ever had any sec ret doubts about his standing with Eisenhower they must have vanished late in 1956 Shortly after the presidential election that year Benson went to his boss and offered to re sign I told him that would be an easy time to make a change Benson recalls There had been so much talk about my be ing a political liability He said Eisenhowers reac tion was brief and blunt If you quit I quit Benson quoted the President as telling him Where does Benson go from here After Jan 20 he will re turn to Salt Lake City Utah to resume his post as a member of the council of 12 which is part of the governing authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of the LatterDay Saints Mor The living allowance Benson will draw is believed to be less than half of his a year cabinet salary Benson now 61 will devote all his time to the work of the council I will always have an inter est in agriculture he said but I will be fully occupied with church affairs CLEVENGER DIES TIFFIN Ohio Clcv enger 75 Republican represen tative in Congress from Ohios 5th Dist from 1939 until 1958 died Tuesday Sigma Phi The Daughters of the Land 4H Club Novel Club From Bill and Mark North Iowa Association of Life Underwriters Caroling grade youngsters THE DAJTS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE STILL NEEDED sooono G4463 1400 200 200 1100 200 2000 500 1800 300 ioo 2000 1038 17138 Fear coup in Ethi opia Mobs on loose ALGIERS mob of some initiative or on ordersof some of the armed forces and young civilian elements of the country I GIVING DAYS LEFT Nine Cheer Fund giving is picking up GIFT turned in by caroling grade school youngsters and generous con tributions bv clubs LONDON UPI The British Foreign Office said Wednesday an Addis Ababa radio broadcast claimed Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie has been over thrown A Foreign Office spokesman said the broadcast reported the emperors son Crown Prince Asfa Wosen Haile Selassie either heads or is a member of the new government The situation is thoroughly confused the spokesman said We have no firm knowledge what is going on there We are awaiting word from our people there American diplomatic sources in Washington reported earlier that Crown Prince Asfa Wosen was attempting a coup against his 68yearold father now on a visit toBrazilr The Washington reports were not clear whether the crown j 5000 roared through the lower prince was acting on his ownreaches of the Moslem quarter Wednesday shouting nationalist rebel slogans and taunting French soldiers guarding en Selassie the bearded leader j trances tothe native city whose country was overrun byj Swarms of Moslems went Italian dictator Benito Mussolithrough twisted streets of the ni has been in power since 1930 Casbah shouting Abbas to Diplomatic sources in Premier Fehrat ington said his son announced that the Ethiopian people are tired of the emperors feudal rule and that he was forming a government headed by him self with members of the armed forces and young intellectuals It was understood the US Soviet and other embassies were being guarded by Ethio pian soldiers but that the situa tion was quiet Machine guns were reported mounted on several government buildings The cable and wireless com pany in London said it could getnomessages through groups and indi viduals gave the Christmas Cheer Fund a much needed boost Wednesday Could it be the Christmas spirit with its emphasis on the joy of giving is catching on The need for funds for making this a happy Christmas for the more unfortunate in com munity is most apparent says Doris Bruce executive secre tary of Family Service which is administering Cheer Fund MISS BRUCE is interviewing families and individuals every day getting the story of their circumstances In many in stances anxious mothers are much concerned about what sort ofChristmas they can have for their boys and girls Miss Bruce having faith in the success of the Cheer Fund reassures them With only nine giving days left less than a third of the needed has been raised Much more generous giving must take place in the days ahead if the goal is to be reached THE YOUNGSTERS in the Parkridge area caught some thing of the true spirit of Christ Jmas when they wanted to go caroling Tuesday evening They i brought in for the Cheer I Fund as result Taking part in the caroling i under the supervision of two mothers were Christine Mar shall Skippee Marshall Tommy Sheehy Dilo Sheehy John Shee hy Kathy Despenas Anthony Despenas Sharen Seley Karen Seley Randy Waskowiak Steve Sommerfeld and Pat Holahan They all have our thanks We hope that many more will come to feel the urge of Christmas giving in the days ahead Bring or send your gift to the GlobeGazette offices Send it to CHRISTMAS CHEER Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa RATOFF DIES SOLOTHURN Switzerland W actordirector Greg ory Ratoff 63 died in the Solo thurn Citizens Clinic Wednes day of leukemia Moslem Algeria Riot police and soldiers stood tensely guns and mortars ready to fire This is the insurrection Moslems shouted We are fighting to the end Other Moslems said soldiers killed and wounded many during disturbances during the night French officials said shots were fired but that there were no deaths It was one of the wildest dem onstrations ever to rock the Casbah It centered around the Jewish synagogue which was Innfprl Monday N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES John Kennedy reportedly has selected Arthur J Goldberg chief at torney of the United Steelworkers Union as his labor secretary despite opposition from some AFLCIO craft unions Barring some surprise last minute hitch the decision is firm and the announcement is imminent CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Technical trouble forced a one day postponement of an attempt to launch an American space craft toward an intended orbit about the moon The 388pound space craft is intended to become the first lunar satellite PARIS The United States and 19 Western nations have signed a treaty closely linking their economies within the new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Leftist rebel leaders in Oriental province were reported to have threat ened again to behead 1000 whites in Stanleyville un less imprisoned former premier Pateiee Lumumba is released RESCUED Miller 44 yearold farmer is hauled from a deep cistern in which he had been almost hopelessly trapped for 20 hours in freez ing weather Crumbling sand had frus trated previous rescue efforts and AP Photofax Miller himself had apparently given up hope one hour earlier Throughout his ordeal members of Millers family remained at the hole in a sparsely pop ulated area five miles south of Holly Springs Miss North Iowa Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Lows Wednesday night in lip per 20s Chance of light snow Thursday highs in low 30s Iowa Partly cloudy with rain or snow southeast late Wed nesday night or Thursday Low Wednesday night gener ally near 30 Colder north west and turning colder east and south with increasing northerly winds Thursday highs 2530 northwest to the 30s southeast Further outlook cloudy and colder Friday Minnesota Windy colder snow flurries Highs Thursday in 20s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Relocation of roads AMES UP The Iowa Highway Commission voted Wednes day to go ahead with the controversial relocation of Highway 30 from Marshalltown to Ogden and Highway 34 from Corning to Interstate 29 Glenwood The commission also decided to proceed with the relocation of Iowa 64 from Marion to Highway 13 in Linn County and the improvement Highway 297 north of Gilbertville in Black Hawk County The commission adopted resolutions declaring it impera tive for the general welfareofthe publictoproceed withthe Highway 30 and 34 The resolutions called for cer tifying to the US Bureau of Public Roads that public hear ings have been held on the two projects as required by law This clears the way to proceed with the work for which the state pays haul the cost and the federal government the other Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 30 21 21 31 28 shopping days left USE CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGNT TB THE BOY AND POUTY The Pouty Bear in a downtown store appears more despondent than ever over the plight of a boy who is wishing and hoping Scores of boys like this as well as girls and iathera and mothers too have reason to hope this year as the Qhnstmas Cheer Fund mounts The money raised will be turned over to Family Service Inc for distribution to those in need 2 Congo plans killed off UNITED NATIONS N Y fl Security Council wound up its Congo debate Wednesday by killing off rival EastWest proposals for dealing with the crisis Ceylon pulled back its com promise plan to spare it from a similar fate The explosive issue now will be dumped into the lap of the General Assembly where weary delegates are striving to finish the first half of the session by next Tuesday THE SOVIET Union cast its 92a4veietedefeat a Western esolution by Argentina the United States Italy and Britain which called on SecretaryGen ral Dag Hammarskjold to con tinue his efforts to restore order n the Congo The West in turn voted down 3 Soviet demand that Patrice Lumumba deposed Congo pre mier be released from impris onment at once and that the ongo army chief Col Joseph Mobutu disband his forces The vote was two in favor with eight against and one abstention The Soviet Union and Poland voted for the proposal Ceylon ab stained A SOVIET attempt to drastically the wording of the Western resolution with a series of amendments was roundly de ieated A lastminute resolution by Poland which merely called for the freeing of Lumumba was defeated by a vote of three in Javor six against arid two ab stentions On the inside North Iowa News Page Clear Lake News 12 Sports Society News 252627 Mason City News 2829 Latest Markets K 29 Editoriajs 36 ComTcTTV 37 Flickering flames Everyone agrees Jerry is a hero ONTARIO Ore ffl Jerry Davis 11 hero of this eastern Oregon town was recovering Wednesday from severe burns on half The Highway 30 relocation has been fought by a group of 140 farmers and businessmen along the route of the present highway They formed the Eco nomic Protection League and tiired a Chicago firm to make a study of the economic impact of the proposed move on commu nities along the 55mile route A report on that study sented to the commission didnt want to lose my littlest brother day said losses in depreciation t because i was askeered Jerry said later of real estate values gross from Ms hospitai bed business assessed real estate jerry had to swauow Ms fearonce more valuation and the like would he got outside with 2 year old Mark m into millions of dollars DaviSj the family discovered Neil 4 still was The commission plans to So Jerry braved the flames again his cate Highway 30 about one Mrs Loren Davis right behind him south of the present route byJThey found the top of the stairs in flames his face ears and hands Jerry stepped outside for a breath of air Tuesday night and saw flames shooting out of the upper floor of his home He shouted for his mother While she shepherded four children to safety he dashed through the flames to an upper bedroom to rescue his 2yearold brother JERRY passing the towns of State Cen ter Colo Nevada Ames and Mrs Davis boosted Jerry he grabbed a bannister beyond the flames and pulled himself up He had to leap through flames 7 in family perish to reach Neils bedroom but he carried the boy back and dropped Boone The highway now passes him into his mothers arms Then he finally fled to safety through these communities Neil and Mark suffered only slight burns The fire broke out while the father Loren Davis was away Bankers daughter foils kidnapers EVERETT Wash UPi A 17 year old small town bankers daughter reported kidnaped Wednesday from her Sultan home for ransom es caped from her two abductors here two hours later The girl Hazel Irene Oelrich telephoned her parents in Sultan she had gotten away from two khaki clad men by stealing their 10 yearold car The girl allegedly was forced from her home as she prepared to leave for school SAME lawn Department Black FIM Means Deittb in Fist 21 Hours E N OL A Pa mother and six of her nine children burned to death Wed nesday when an explosion and fire ripped through their two story frame farm home about six miles south of here The husband and father Neff Walker carried two of his small sons Robert 8 and Duane 5 out of the blazing house and led one of his daughters Martha 12 to safety Caroline Kramer 16 who did odd jobs for the fam ily also escaped the flames Trapped fn the burning dwelling were Elizabeth Walker 32 a son Jimmy 9 and five daughters Mary 13 Helen 10 Dianne 5 Louise 3 and Irene 1 Clutches toy in death SAN BERNARDINO Calif UPI A 19monthold boy lost his life Tuesday when he rushed into his burning bedroom to save his dearest possession a toy rabbit He died clutching the toy in his hands Terry Lee Pruitt his three brothers and one sister all were hurried from the room when their mother Lilly Pruitt smelled smoke She got the children outside and ran to a neighbors to call firemen While Mrs Pruitt was gone Terry two of his brothers and his sister rushed back into the blazing bedroom to rescue their toys They all returned except Terry i u Mrs Pruitt and neighbor Richard Calloway raced into the house after the boy They saw him lying on the bedroom floor clutching his stuffed rabbit But they were unable to help him because of flames She said Terry slept with the stuffed toy the night   

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