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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North lowai Daily Newspaper Idiftd for Hit CITY GLOBEGAZETTE OME The newspaper that mokes VOL all North I owans neighbors Associated Preit and United Pmr International Full Wires MASON CITY OWA FRIDAY DECEMBER U 1960 7c a Paper Consists of Two ners collid e toll reac 125 Younger Kennedy Dillon join Presidentelects Cabinet Christmas business watched Rush offsets slow start By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Surveys of this years Christmas business seem about as reliable as the odds some newspapers print on baseball games It all depends of course on which survey you read but the essential differ ence between this year and last seems to be in confidence At this time last year mer chants were not predicting but asserting that they would set an alltime record for Christmas so they did Now the same gentlemen are saying that theyll probably set another record this year but only by just barely topping the 1959 total it may take a lastminute sales rush to do that At least thats the way the concensus reads BUSINESS WEEK after eon ducting its own poll reported almost unanimous feeling around the country that it has been too nice a fall for consum ers to get excited about Christ mas Nevertheless late No vembers colder weather gave hope of a Christmaspickup that wouldswell the years volume to beat the billion sales total of JanuaryDecember 1959 The Wall Street Journal earl ier had mood of the nations retailers is one of cautious optimism Other sources however predicted that Christmas trade would mea sure up to last years only if a lastminute shopping spurt de velops The optimism in part is Lineup nearly ready Goldberg Freeman CHEEK FUND GOAL Previously reported 87001 Xaler Club a00 A PeJla friend 500 Cub Scouts Den 2 Pack 11 McKlnley School 150 DL and Amanda 500 Fnnk and Kosalie F Kohler 500 Jim Barbi Jon Susan Patty and Mike 300 Sunshine Circle Club Jackie and Volora Lee 300 From grandma 200 Judy and Timmy Stone 300 The Rt Rev Msgr Arthur J Breen floo Komeo from Mason City 100 Donald and Marcella Blanchard 500 A friend 100 Pleasant Valley Cinderella Girls JH Club XOO William J Harbour 200 From a doctor friend 2500 Chautaupua Club soo Amy and Lon 300 THE DAYS TOTAL S J875 in FKOM OUR WIKE SERVICES WASHINGTON President elect John Kennedy Friday named a Republican Douglas Dillon as his Treasury secre tary and tapped his younger brother Robert 35 to be attor ney general Dillon 55 now is undersecre tary of state in the Eisenhower administration In making the announcement Kennedy said he had attempted founded on sales data Retail sales in November held steady at billion seasonally ad justed matching October sales It was the second highest sales level on record exceeded only by Aprils billion Retail trade for the year is still more than 1 per cent ahead of last year Personal income is at an alltime high AND THE CALENDAR is on the side of the merchants Christmas falls two days later in the week this year giving re tailers a full final shopping week The Federal Reserve Board made available billion in new currency and credit be tween Thanksgiving and Christ mas to finance Yule business And Christmas savings clubs disbursed billion to morej than 13 million members j Pessimists however poin out the rise in personal incom in recent months has been due largely to government pay benefits veterans benefits social secur than to wages and salaries This is not the kind o income that crowds departmen store aisles TOTAL TO DATE s 97476 STILL NEEDED S202531 GIVING DAYS LEFT SEVEN Cheer Fund needs each day MONG the donors to the Christmas Cheer Fund Friday was the Rt Rev Msgr A r t h u r J Breen of the Holy Family Catholic Church He is among the hun dreds of donors who give liber ally to this program each year This is what the monsignor had to say about it It is a distinct honor for me to participate in this most wor KENNEDY SAID his brother to find the best people avail able regardless of party for the three positions which in volve the nations security Thesepositions he said are secretary of state defense and treasury DILLON WAS the second Re publican named to the Kennedy cabinet Robert McNamara who was named as secretary of defense is a registered Repub lican although he supported Ken nedy in the last election Dean Rusk a Democrat was named secretary of state Kennedy also announced that Byron R Whizzer White Den ver lawyer and former All American football player will serve as assistant attorney general This left only the job of post master general to be filled for the Kennedy cabinet and J Ed ward Day vice president of Prudential Insurance Co was reported to have been selected for that post This is the first time in US history that a president or residentelect has chosen a brother to be in his Cabinet Kennedy was asked whether he knew of any historical parallel to his appointment of his brother Were going to start one he replied with a grin AP Photofax TAIL SECTION ON STREET The tail section of the United Airlines jet rests on a Brooklyn street The UAL plane plummeted into a heavily populated after the craft collided with a TWA Constellation area thy Christmas project and aid the unfortunate and poor folks of our community to enjoy this festive Nativity of Our Lord THE POOR MAN after all rejoices on Christmas Day for he feels I believe the dignity of his Christian equality as he enters the House of God He Moreover the US Depart ment of Labor on Dec 12 re ported that although there were a record 67182000 jobs in No vember unemployment rose to 4031000 The jobless total now represents a whopping 63 per cent of the labor force GOOD OR BAD the experts disagree even about what the Christmas buying record will mean For one thing the com parison with last year will be warped Even if the steel indus try now is operating at half capacity it should be remem bered that at this stage in 1959 the plants were operating only after a July 15Nov 7 strike hiatus HONORED AGAIN CHATTANOOGA Tenn UP Mose and Garrison Siskin earned a fortune salvaging junk and used it to salvage people have received the Presidents Distinguished Service Award for the second time A suggestion This is to suggest that indi viduals and organizations planning Christmas baskets get in touch with Family Serv ice Inc which administers the Christmas Cheer Fund for clearance of names This will protect against both duplica tions and omissions Persons knowing of families needing help should also get in touch with Family Service in every assignment that he had been given had demonstrated himself to be a man of intellec tual energy intellectual cour age and organizing ability He noted that his brother had served as an attorney in the Jus tice Department as an aide to the Hoover Commission and more recently as chief counsel of the Senate Rackets Commit tee Kennedy filled two major realizes that the humble shep herds were as welcome to the crib of Bethlehem as were the Princes from the East Congratulations to you for annually sponsoring this most worthy and Christlike work Others who have been donors o the fund over the years were also in the list Friday including contribution from a Pella riend WITH LESS than a third of he goal raised we are lopeful that many zations business firms individ come into this proces ion of giving All funds are turned over to amily Service Inc for use in elping worthy families and in ividuals this Christmas The ime is growing short We arc ooking for your help We must aise an average of the re maining days Bring or send your gift to the office Send it to CHRISTMAS CHEER Can cabinet posts late Thursday when he appointed Gov Orville Freeman of Minnesota as agri culture secretary and Arthur J Goldberg special counsel to the AFLCICX as labor secretary In addition to selecting Free man Kennedy named 38year old Rep George S McGovern of South Dakota as administra tor of the foodforpeace pro gram His responsibility will be coordinating programs for ship ping farm surpluses overseas to iclp less developed nations and bolster the American farm economy Human bomb aimed at JFK nabbed WEST PALM BEACH Fla 73yearold little man with wavy white hair was held in bond Friday on a charge that he intended to turn limself into a human bomb aimed at the life of President elect John F Kennedy Richard Paul Pavlick retired postal worker from Belmont N H was given a hear ing before US Commis sioner George L Pink Thursday night Pink said the bond was one of the highest ever set in this city Pavlick was arrested PAVLICK Thursday in Palm Beach and officers said they seized several sticks of dynamite blasting caps wiring and other paraphernalia in his automobile and motel room Pavlicks arrest for a traffic violation ended a nationwide hunt for the expostal clerk Agents would not divulge how they found him but indicated a general alert was out for him Pavlick has had treatment at a mental hospital N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES UNITED NATIONS N Y Russia has de manded that SecretaryGeneral Dag Hammarskjold be stripped of Jus authority over the forces jf the U N command in the Congo KATMANDU Nepal King Mahendra 39 pressed his purge of politicians in taking over strong man powers with reports of widespread arrests in cluding rightwingers as well as Communists WASHINGTON U S Marine and Naval forces are patrolling the South China sea ready to back up Americas pledge to protect the proWestern govern ment of Laos against any aggression by its Commu nist neighbors NEW ORLEANS A threejudge federal court is in session on the Orleans Parish School Boards re quest that four banks be enjoined from refusing to honor its checks The banks have frozen some 000 in board funds and unless the board receives such funds it will have to close the public schools inte grated Nov 14 by federal court orders North Iowa Partly cloudy Fri day night chance of a snow flurries winds shifting to northwest 2535 miles an hour low near 10 Generallj fair and colder Saturday highs 1520 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night lows 10 north to 1518 south Generally fair Satur day highs 1520 northeast to lower 30s southwest Further to partly cloudy and continued cold Sunday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees be low normal Slowly rising temperatures through Sunday turning colder Tuesday and Wednesday Little or no pre cipitation Normal highs 30 to 35 Normal lows 12 to 20 Minnesota Snow flurries con tinued cold Highs Saturday near 20 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 3Z Minimum 7 AP Photofax PLANNING Princess Birgit ta 23 and her German fiance 28yearold Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern face interviewers today in the royal palace in Stockholm The couple said the wedding will take place in Stockholm at a date still to be decided and the prince announced they plan to live in Munich Bulletin WASHINGTON ident Eisenhower Friday cut off all Cuban sugar imports during the first three months of 1961 On the inside Editorials Page 4 CubGazette 5 Clear Lake News 6 Society News 89 Mason City News 1011 Sports 1314 Comics 18 The Maroon 19 North Iowa News 22 TV Guide Rollout Section lowan among dead in air collision CHICAGO lowan vas listed as a passenger aboard the United Air Lines DCS which crashed in New York Friday The lowan was listed as Ardythe Ann Lee Des Moines ON HONEYMOON CORDOBA Spain Wl King Baudouin and his Spanish bride pent the first night of their icneymoon in a magnificent manor house attached to a 16th entury monastery high in the Cordobese Sierra Iron deficiency yef Two women injured in car crash Two Mason City women were hospitalized Friday morning as a result of a smashup at 3rd NE and Georgia that wrecked the cars each was driving Mrs Elmer Starr 47 924 llth NE Mason City High School physical education instructor received a broken shoulder blade and collar bone on the right side Mrs Kichard A Matson 24 613 3rd NE has head injuries and a cut on the right cheek Bothare in satis factory condition at Park Hos pital ALSO IN the Matson car were Mike Matson 5 Allen Matson 7 and Kenneth Matson 4 The only injury to them was a cu on Kenneths chin The boys were not held at the hospital Police said Mrs Starr was driving south and Mrs Matson west The left side of the Starr car was smashed in The entire front end of the Matson car was damaged and its windshield was broken THE CARS came to rest side by side at the southwest part of the intersection with each part ly over the curbing Mrs Starr was thrown out onto the pave ment beside her car Police were not certain of th cause of the accident Visibilit at the intersection was reporte to be very good at the time Th accident happened about 8 am shopping days left USE CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT TB Old Leadbottom opened CHICAGO OP Surgeons who made a medical checkup on an unidentified Brooklyn N Y mental patient because he was suffering from swollen ankles recovered 258 objects from lis stomach Their report listed these among items recovered Twentysix keys 39 nail files 3 sets of rosary beads 16 re ligious medals a bracelet a necklace 3 metal chains a beer can knife blade 4 nail clippers 3 pairs of tweezers and 88 assorted coins An amorphous mass of eroded metal sludge weighing more than three pounds also was removed by surgery Despite the large amount of iron material oxidiiing in mans stomach he was suffering a moderate anemia a condi tion sometimes due to iron deficiency scene of tragedy Debris falls on buildings NEW YORK m Two huge airliners groping through snow shrouded skies for landings collided and crashed into the city Friday with fiery devasta tion At least 125 were killed The disaster was one of the worst in American aviation his tory It unleased flames and havoc on the ground turning an entire square block of Brooklyn into an arena of terror Residents fled apartments screaming as walls caved in and firesbroke out in a dozen buildings SO FAR however only person on the ground was known killed Of the 125 persons aboard the two planes one lived a young boy He was thrown clear but was injured Stephen Baltz was flying from Chicago to join his mother for a holiday visit in the east His father W S Baltz vice presi dent and general counsel of the Admiral Corporation put the boy aboard the United Airlines plane Friday morning Associates of the father said it was only by a quirk of fate that Stephen was aboard the plane The boys mother and other children in the family went east a few days ago but Ste phen stayed home to recover from a throat infection Killed oh the ground in the flames was Charles Cooper a sanitation department employe who was shoveling snow An army of emergency work ers fought through the fires and wreckage with possibly other casualties still to be found ONE PLANE a United Air Lines DCS jet with 83 aboard struck in heavily populated Brooklyn hurling debris like bomb fragments and setting 10 apartment buildings on fire A named Pil lar of demolished A funeral parlor was in flames It was the first crash in this country of a pure jet carrying passengers The other plane a Trans World Airlines Constellation carrying 42 raked over the Mil er Field section of Staten Is and and came to rest in har or water It also started fires in the area but they were ly controlled The crash came about 10 am with a heavy snow fogging the air UNITED AND TWA planes previously were involved in tha worst crash in commercial avi ation history when two of their planes collided over the Grand lanyon on June 30 1956 killing 128 persons The TWA plane flight 226 jound in from Dayton and Co umbus Ohio and groping for a landing at La Guardia Airport The United Air Lines flight 826 out of Chicago was headed through the murk for Idlewild ield The fields are about 10 miles apart Idlewild near the south side of Long Island in Queens and La Guardia near the North Shore Normally two planes ap the two fields would ie separated by being assigned o different altitudes and by iassing given points on the ap proaches at different times But obviously something vent wrong an Idlewild field ommunications spokesman aid But we dont know what this moment THE CRASH created rophcs of major proportions on he ground as well as for the irlincrs A whole block is afire po   

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