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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper for Hw Hon VOL 1M The newspaper ind United Prect full wires CITY GLOBEGAZETTE foakes oil North iowohs MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 9 HOME EDITION ireig hbprs 7o Cowlitt rf Two OB Attack on farm plan softened CHEER Ulil CHRISTMAS FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Mrs Roy Kelley Mason City Michael Patrick Jolly Worker Club Klemrae 500 Club Tn memory of 3fark Howard J Gfle Valcntluc Neb THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT Farmers like extra cash By TOBY MELVIN New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON Republican leaders from the Midwest farm belt are quietly cautioning na tional party officials to temper their attacks on the Kennedy farm program They admit the program which already has cost bil lion more than expected is a failure But they say the farm ers are enjoying the extra bil lion theyve got in subsidy pay ments and want more In fact some farmers have a new af fectionate term for the land the government pays them not to use It is Our Kennedy acres A newsman called press sec retary Pierre Salinger the other day to check a fact Salinger was not available so the re porter was transferred to as sociate press secretary Andrew Hatcher Hatcher said he didnt know the answer but would iry to find out He certainly did The next voice the startled newsman heard was This is John Kennedy Can I help you And it was At a ship launching recently a Maritime Administration offi cials wife was tagged to do the honors with the bottle of champagne She smacked the ships brandnew bow with the practiced swing of a 500 batter and the champagne splashed satisfactorily But the s hi p didnt budge She looked helpone comes out to offer lessly at her husband standing theni alongside and he whispered As originally riite cover slows traffic across Iowa It began to look like Christmas Saturday in North Iowa as the youngsters awoke to their first sledding oi the season I At 8 am thesnowfall ranged from 3 inches in Emmet and lAiiamakee counties the two ends of Highway District 2 to 1 iXOLlltt IU T inches in Floyd County Highways were normal except in sheltered spots where they were snowpacked reported Ariie P Christehsen the Iowa High way Commissions district maintenance engineer This repre sented about a fourth of the surface he said All plows in the district were out about 72 in 18 counties 2W he said the snow was blowing off the paving in open rtM areas No salting had been done but it was to start as soon as stopped A moderate eastsoutheast wind was causing moderate drifting Christensen said He expressed surprise that the temperature was identical 26 degrees at 8 am throughout the entire district He reported snow depth at 8 am as 7 inches in Floyd 6 in Bremer and 5 inches in Worth Cerro Gordo and Butler coun ties Carolcode to Cheer Fund HEChris tm a s cheer will receive a help hand Sunday evening from the annual C a r o 1 cade More than 450 teenagers from 17 Mason Uty churches will participate Although the carolers will not be soliciting funds the leaders will accept donations from any Jowa Occasional snow west moderate to heavy snow east Saturday night colder west lows 5 above extreme north west to 25 to 30 southeast Temperatures falling to near cold wave northwest by Sun day morning Partly cloudy and colder Sunday GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 35 17 24 5 snow 20 2 JJ Vri Give it a good shove dear The lady did and the 11000 ton vessel slid down the ways It was one of those unscheduled release mechanism which had jammed came un conceived the carolers stopped at any home Qn ffjp in which hada porchlight on and C ffWIUe asked for a donation to the Christmas Cheer Fund Church representatives this year agreed that they would carol through is offered Each caroling group will meet at its own church at pm Sunday and will be assigned an area of town to cover Caroling will begin at 6 and continue to still talkingabout it When President Kennedy calls a staff aide he doesnt identify himself The Chief Executive iiust starts talking and expects the staffer to recognize Ins AJIO o LJ 111 I voice If the aide does not Ken1 gather at can become well impaSchooT for 8 pm The carolers Mason A White House adviser re cently suggested that the Presi dent might consider a plan tm then will High The carolcade is sponsored by the Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce with Dennis Mc Nulty and Arthur Scherer as co chairmen In other years this carolcade der which newsmen would sub fu mit written questions to him in u V years this advaTTce so that he would have manv contributions a chance to work out answers to the Cheer Fund before the news conference T u bring your giffc to the What the President expbl Send it to What ed and have to read even MORE State Department memos and briefing papers Word seeping out of an office observance of Atly Gen Robert F Kennedys 36th birthday is that Navy Secretary John B Connally turned up with an im pressive scroll recording the promotion of the attorney general a World War II sailor Shorn of its florid syntax the scroll advised the younger Ken nedy that on reenlistment he will rise from his wartime ranki of seaman second class to sea1 man first class President Kennedy pulled a minor miracle with his reshuf fle of State Department and White House top jobs Although ten top officials were involved inthe shakeup not a whisper of the minor earthquake hit Washington until after the offi cial announcement Sunday at Hyannis Port Mass Veterans here agree that when the Pres ident can avoid a premature leak involving such an intricate operation involving so many persons he deserves at least the Order Of The Buttoned Lip Insiders are already speculat ing that George Ball the new No 2 man in Depart ment will ultimately succeed Dean Rusk as of State A former law partner of Adlai Stevenson he would have had the top post long ago if Stevenson had been elected President SOLON INJURED STEPHENS CITY Va W Rep Al Ullman DOre sufJ fered the loss of part of his left leg in an automobile accident Friday CHRISTMAS CHEER Care Mason City Iowa Editorials Page 4 Church News 56 The Surveyor8 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets n Society News 12 Sports1314 Comics 20 Clear Lake News 21 Business News 2324 North Iowa News 26 Transit Schedule 24 over Congo role ELTSABETHVILLE Katanga the Congo rains slowed the fighting between UN and Katanga forces Saturday giv tions said UN Swedish jets had knocked out the powerful govern mentcontrolled Katanga radio Sunday A blast of cold Canadian air shopping days left corner Dolitical crowds ciowds tvv t ROMANS COUNTRY Santa Domingo really has a in its County Engineer W G Davis son reported road conditions in Cerro Gordo County as not bad at Unless there is a dras tic change during tlie day he said the cpunty roads should be kept open and fairly clear From early reports around the county five or six miles south of Mason City was especially clear The county has 25 snow plows and maintainers patroling the roads and they are being as sisted by wind blowing snow off the road Ozark Air Lines reported the plane from Chicago ar rived in Mason City Friday eve ning an hour late but planes were flying Saturday The Jefferson Transportation Co reported the southbound bus from Minneapolis due in Mason City at am arrived here about 20 minutes late Saturday morning Al buses from the city were operating on schedule Mason City street crews went to work early in the night and snow plows and sanding trucks continued their work as the snow kept falling A dozening Elisabeth ville the quietest minor auto accident in which spell since the battle began on the snow was a factor were reportoutskirts of the capital five days ed to police ago The snow was general over At Leopoldville the United Na lowa but the depth varied widely The forecast called for the snow continue through the FritlayThe UN announcement day ending in western Iowa Swedish ground troops dis arly Saturday night and in Persed a large concentration of central and east portions early Katanga gendarmes around the Elisabethville transmitter Katangan sources disputed UN claims and said only a powerline was cut and the station could go back on the air after repairs Mortar fire was heard in the area of the UN headquarters here at dawn Katanga army sources said they expect to launch an attack to try to clear the area A report to the UN command at Leopoldville said Indian troops fought off an attack through the bush around the Elisabethville airport Friday supported by In dian Canberra jet aircraft Two attacking companies of Katanga gendarmes were reported tohave suffered heavy losses Skirmishes flared on the out skirts of Elisabethville But the UN forces made no effort o drive into the center of the city where the Katangans held twj main military ident Moise Tshombes palace and the Lido Hotel Brian Urquhart UN political advisor reported to his New York headquarters that Swedish Irish and Indian troops were making good progress in cleaning up the outskirts of the capital and had eliminated all Katangan road blocks Meanwhile political outbursts spread around the world over the UNN role in Katanga At Brussels Belgian Foreign Minister PaulHenri Spaak con demned the UN action and called on Acting NSccretaryGcn eral U Thant to justify its legal basis and aim At UN headquarters in New York Thant said the UN task force was acting in selfdefense VISITS DE GAULLE POLICE STAND GUARD IN HOSPITALS FIRE BLACKENED CORRIDOR Hospital blaze fatal to 15 Heavy rains slow fighting in Katanga Controversy Hundreds of patients are evacuated IIMI u mil mow now TO use the heat HARTFORD Conn blast and radiation from nuclear explosives for constructive burst out of a ninth floor trash if t nt LI rr Project Gnome ready CARLSBAD NM fff American scientists plan to ex pfode Sunday the first nuclear bomb designed for purely peaceful purposes The nuclear device fc t baby in power compared with modern weapons It is equal to only 5000 tons of TNT as against the lOto20millions tons or more in Hbombs It is hoped the experiment will show how to use the heat peacetme tasks such as blasting out harbors generating electricity from heat trapped underground or creating useful radioactive atoms The test known as Project Gnome will be observed by newsmen and delegations from foreign countries News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SPPVircc s poised to push southward in the wake of the snow The cold er temperatures will spread across the state Sunday and ontinue Monday FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Milk price war probed 23 chute at Hartford Hospital Fri day flashed down a corridor with blowtorch fury and killed 15 per sons More than 100 other persons were trapped in hospital rooms as the fire transformed once gleam ing corridors into a mass of charred debris Six patients five visitors and four hospital staff members were among the dead Two of the visit ors had been to see their ill hus bands There were 793 patients in the hospital at the time An almost immediate investiga tion and hearing put witness after still cents a halfgallon here in a price war which has prompted concern of congressional investigators The price war has hit both the Fort Madison area and PJtness some of nearby Qumcy 111 where prices dropped to 21 cents a halfgallon Two weeks ago the price was 43 to 45 cents a halfgallon Gimbels plans expansion Gimbel Brothers Inc is plan million acquisition of four stores now operated by Ed Schuster Co Inc in Milwaukee Acquisition of the four Sinister stores and a fifth under construction in Madison Wis will be the first major retail acquisition by Gimbels since 1926 A Aims to avert union fight MIAMI BEACH A key AFLCIO official pre dicted that rival industrial and building trades union leaders would stamp final approval this weekend on a plan to reduce interunion disputes The official said this would head off an angry floor fight on the controversy when the APLCIO convention reopens Monday after a twoday recess Bolaguer to resign SANTO DOMINGO DR President Joaquin Balaguer will resign in a few days to make way for a junta government made up of opposition poli ticians it was reported Opposition leaders immedi ately called oft a general strike Menzies is reelected SYDNEY Australia Prime Minister fiobert G Menzies won reelection to an unprecedented fifth term but early returns from the national elections indicated his liberalcountry party coalition govern jnent will have a reduced majority in Parliament old Bolivar Her nandez Diaz give his views in a street French President Charles do GauHe to seek French agreement for EastWest talks on Berlin V DRAFT CALL CUT WASHINGTON 4B The De fense Department Saturday is sued a January draft call for he lowest since military strength in the Bcrlini crisis began The December draft totaled 16000 The highest monthly call during the buildup period was 25000 in September disheveled and sootmarked be fore fire officials in an effort to pinpoint the cause The cause was not clear Per haps a lighted cigarette said one hospital official Perhaps some kind of escaped gas said another The formal interrogation session lasted for six hours and was re cessed until Saturday Of the fire victims 12 women and 3 men The four hos pital staff members who perished were a doctor a private nurse a dietary aide and a housekeep ing supervisor One doctor said flames raced along the ceiling Another said a billow of flame dropped down from the ceiling like a blow torch Thick smoke and a muffled ex plosion accompanied the blast of flame that spouted from the trash chute at the ninth floor Patients screamed for help from their windows Rescuers fought through smoke and fire as they carried helpless patients to safety down stairs or by the few eleva tors still working Nurses remained with their pa tients to prevent panic despite choking smoke and approaching flames They ran through cor ridors slamming doors shut as a safety measure until they were forced to seek refuge in rooms Rescuers evacuated all patients from the eighth floor up in the 13story hospital that was built 13 years ago and was regarded as almost fireproof Firemen tried to reach trapped patients on the ninth floor with extension ladders But most of the ladders went only as high as the eighth floor Some patients were carried to safety while plasma bottles still were attached to their arms
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