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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North lowat Daily Newspaper IdJtod for the Home CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL IB The newspaper MM Uaiied PKM tftferuUoMl Full LCIM HOME EDITION 11 Kennedys laugh off the spoofs Heaviest since FDRs day By MERRIMAN SMITH WASHINGTON UPI Back stairs at the White House Not since the days of Franklin D Roosevelt have occupants of the White House been mimicked spoofed or in some cases harpooned as have been President Kennedy his wife Jacqueline their daughter Car oline and to a lesser extent little John Jr The Kennedys have inspired night club comic routines color ing books endless gags for pub lication and now the bestselling record album in the country to day The Album was brought out by one of the smaller recording firms after the major outfits turned it down as not com mercial records for not hav ing much popular sales potea tial The album features the voice of Vaughn Meader one of the better mimics of the Presidents distinctive New England accent a breathless young lady who plays the supporting role of the First Lady and a cast of a dozen or so other voices in the background Meader sounds remarkably like the President unless one is intimately familiar with Ken nedys voice For instance a member of the White House staff or a reporter assigned to the White House can hear Meaders voice on a record for the first time and know instantly that it is an imitator The young lady who plays the part of Jacqueline Kennedy has a suggestion of her accent but is s6 broadly lampooning that even the uninitiated who saw Mrs Kennedy on her famous televised tour of the White House would not suspect her having gone into the record business More tfian the voices the material seems responsible for the success of the album which sold an incredible 350000 copies during the first 48 hours it was on the market The lines given the makebe lieve President and his wife are harshly hilarious Sometimes bordering on the bitter but still the kind of satke and lampoon ing heard in few other parts of the world with the exception of Great Britain and Canada The Kennedy family did not voice any objections to the rec ord although there were numer ous rumors to the contrary At this stage of the game they have been lampooned and satirized by so many experts that a record1 album is not likely to produce many fretful moments in the White House at least until a few days ago What happened was this Disc jockeys around the coun try are increasingly captivated by the album and have been playing short excerpts of it with out the introductory material contained in the album explain ing the spoofing nature As consequence thousands of Americans have thought they actually heard the voice of Ken nedy on the air making the most hilarious sort of remarks In all seriousness many people started to write the White House asking what in the world the President was doing talking that way right on the air for all to hear The White House sees no way of coping with this situation ex cept to recall that in 1934 there were so many imitations of the late FDR that the White House had to request that there be no simulation of the Presidents voice on the air in a manner that it might confuse the radio audience The networks at the time went along with the White House re quest which was directed pri marily at late evening listeners The White House unless the situation gets much worse will content itself for the time being in quietly advising those who in quire that while there is no ob jection to playing the album on the air it would be nice if the disc jockeys told the public in advance that what they are hearing is mimicry intended as honor that mokes a II North I o wans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER M 10e of Two SectionsSection NO m SPACE AGE DEAL US OUT The relation to the astronaut of iXey ancient holiday custom of kissing under land The space age designers who pro the mistletoe is a frustrating experi yided them with those plastic bubble ence for spacegirl Linda Albertanp and lielmets obviously didnt have romance spaceman John Glenn same name no in mind Violent British reaction Labor Party raps deal LONDON AP The agree ment between Prime Minister Harold MacmiiJan and President Kennedy to provide Britain with Polaris missiles in place of Sky bolt brought a wave of criticism from right and left Saturday It threatened to produce the big gest and most bitter defense row iince the war The opposition Labor party was reported planning to mount a ma jor attack on the government It will oppose the deal on the grounds that it is too late too costly and that the nuclear de terrent had better be left in the hands of one power the United States A furious onslaught was also expected from some rightwing rankandfile members of Mac millans ruling Conservative party when he reports back to the House of Commons next month As they prepared to disperse for the Christmas recess there were many angry accusations that Macmillan had bartered away Britains nuclear independ coming back Cuban prisoners to be freed next week HAVANA AP A Christmas gift of freedom Saturday awaited 1113 Cuban invasion prisoners after 20 months of captivity The Castro government agreed Friday o release them in exchange for medicine and food The men wilt be freed on or jefore Christmas attorney James B Donovan of New York chief negotiator for the prisoners fami ies announced Donovan broke he news himself to some prison ers held in Havanas Principe Castle and word of their long waited freedom also was relayed o other captives held on the Isle of Pines off southwest Cuba u Havana Radio said the would In Washington Red Cross offi cials reported the first prisoners are expected to arrive in Miami id that parcels had been allowed to go through to the prisoners Two doctors who fled have emphasized Castros Cuba need they would not be freed until Monday Red Cross officials said they are highly optimistic that the entire prisoner group will be back among their friends and relatives by Christmas Some 20000 rela the captives live in lives of Miami A mother of one of the prisoners said the men in Principe Prison had a feast of homemade delica cies Friday She said it was the first time in more than six months N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES De Gaulle is big winner NASSAU The Bahamas French President Charles de Gaulle who wasnt even here appears to have emerged as the big political winner at the Ken nedyMacmillan conference The President invited France to join Britain and the U S on equal terms in their historic new approach to multilateral nu clear defense of Europe It was a long psychological step towards giving De Gaulle the equal status with the other two in NATO leadership which he has long demanded Strike talks continuing NEW YORK Publishers and printers of New Yorks nine idle newspapers edged slightly closer to an agreement with both sides reported trying hard to settle the costly dispute Federal mediators who threatened earlier to call off the stalemated bargain ing talks said there was enough progress to warrant more negotiations Medicines piling up MIAMI An imposing mountain of medicines and other items grew as volunteers worked around the clock to ready the cargo which will buy the free dom of the 1113 Cuban invasion prisoners By Sat urday more than 2500 tons of goods had been flown trucked or railroaded into the state Russ launch satellite Soviet Union launched the 12th m a series of unmanned Cosmos satellites designed to prepare the way for further space flights by men the official Soviet news agency Tass ami that child epidemics have caused deaths by the thousands The freighter S S African Pilot was expected to sail for Havana from Port Everglades Fla to day with some of the supplies requested by Prime Minister Fi del Castro as the price for the release of the prisoners The medicines were donated by US drug manufacturers The Cuban government original ly demanded million as a ran som The value of the food and medicine agreed on is estimated at million The pact specifies the prisoners will be freed when 20 per cent of the supplies are in Cuban hands Tho Red Cross said it is ex pected to take a few months to get the full amount of the sup plies that Castro wants A joint announcement in Wash ington by Gen Lusius Clay chair man of the Cuban Families Ad visory Committee and E Roland Harriman chairman of the Amer ican Red Cross said the prisoners will be flown to Miami in a four plane shuttle The first PanAmer ican World Airways plane is scheduled to leave Miami for Havana at 6 am Sunday The shuttle planes will be load ed with drugs and food on their runs to Havana Red Cross offi cials called the project the largest operation ever undertaken by the organization in the handling of relief supplies to meet human suffering More than 100 US manufacturers contributed or pledged food and drugs to the program SAME 41S Mem Tnffta Dvatk u Skybolt test is successful YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum ence and was emptyhanded The Laborite Daily Herald splashed its report of the Polaris deal across its front page under the bold heading Macmillans Surrender The Daily Express independ ent but leaning to the right described Macmillans deal with Kennedy as The Sellout in a banner across its front page It called it the end of Britain as an effective nuclear power The leftleaning Daily Mirror said Macmillan returns well aware that he faces his biggest crisis since he became prime minister Macmillan will find himself in the position of a man trying to juggle several hot potatoes at the same He time will have to justify the Britain will hear can afford the huge sums needed case to build Polariscarrying subma rines and the Polaris warheads without weakening the countrys conventional forces or raising taxation to new high levels On the inside Editorials Page 4 Religious Features 5o7 Clear Lake News 1011 Society News 12 1314 Latest Markets U Mason City News 1417 Comics is Business News 23 North Iowa News 26 Iowa Cold wave Saturday con tinued very cold Sunday Winds becoming strong north erly by Saturday night Most ly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with occasional light snow and blowing snow Lows Saturday zero to 5 above Highs Sunday 5 to 10 above Monday Partly cloudy and not so cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset 32 16 30 Tr snow 28 17 New charge sought in Ole Miss case NEW ORLEANS La federal appeals court has been asked to hold Mississippis gover nor and lieutenant governor in criminal contempt for blocking the enrollment of a Negro at the previously allwhite University of Mississippi last September The Justice Department made the request Friday acting on a directive issued by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals which will hear the case The New Orleansbased appel late court has already convicted Gov Ross R Barnett and Lt Gov Paul B Johnson Jr of civ il contempt If the two officials are found guilty it could mean jail terms and large fines Penalties are al most unlimited in criminal con tempt cases Eight of the circuits nine judg es participated in the delibera tions leading to the civil contempt convictions of Barnelt and John son However it has not been de Dramatic move by military Labor Party raps deal CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP Streaking more than seven miles high a B52 bomber launched the controversial Sky bolt missile Saturday on its first successful test flight in six launchings Although the Skybolt program was handed a death sentence this week in the AngloAmerican Ba lamas conference the Air Force las several test missiles remain ing and intends to fire them in ase the project is revived at a future date The success could have many ramifications and may have paved the way for a congres sional fight to save the program from extinction It put a strong card in the hands of the Air Force which argued that the weapon was not too complicated to work The missile Saturday was drop ped from beneath the right wing of the huge B52 Stratofortress sec onds after it swept over Cape Ca naveral and darted over the At lantic Ocean The 39foot rocket plum meted some 500 feet before the first stage fired as planned The sleek projectile shot forward in ai t 01 IK 11 uas noi oeen ae from Skybolt to Polaris termined how many of the jurists the criminal contempt Civil contempt is aimed at en forcing compliance with a court directive and offers the defend ant a chance to purge himself and perhaps escape any penalty Criminal contempt involves pun ishment for an act already com mitted with no chance of gaining forgiveness through future action em upward swooping curve far in 00000 71728 20915 111 HS 4705 JO 01 500 200 fiCO 4 500 1000 SIW 500 CHEER FUND PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 2 Mason Citjr Hljh School Adams Junior School Mason City Juntur Coll t ft Roosevelt Junior High School Caroltri Earnfe Trees Debbie Jo Ellen Marsha Bryan D L Amanda Martin Becky Timmy and Ronald KN American Federation of Grain Millers Suiar Division Local H Bakken Thornlon Federated Club Brownie Troop Clear Lake Bmwnle Troop 251 Holy Family Parish Mrs Charles Hill Clear Lake R R Reynolds A Friend John Adams Junior High Biology class Carolers Maurtne and Erllnf Bech Monroe Grade YTeens Steven John and Charlie Lynne Casey Jane Rrown Four birds In Wild wood Percy Construction inc offi cers employes Mrs E D Mauck PlymouthRock Falls Method ist Youth Fund Clndl Cae In memory of Marsh from Emily Jolly Workers Club of Xlemme H H Boyce A Mason City Friend A of Christmas Cheer Luclnda THE DAYS TOTAL S TOTAL TO DATE JOO 100 2 2tin 501 fro 172 IVIIO 1000 100 100 500 III HI JOU 2 HI 2 IK 2W inn 1IHI GIVING DAYS LEFT One Cheer Fund reaches its big goal front of the plane leaving a trial of fluffy white smoke in its wake After a brief coasting period the second stage flashed to life and the Skybolt climbed about 300 miles before diving into a broad ocean area about 900 miles down range No attempt was made to guide it to a precise target The Air Force reported success of the test and said it was the first time a ballistic missile ever was launched successfully from an aircraft and flew its full mis sion under its juidance The announcement own power and said the rocket was fired at an altitude of 40000 feet and landed in the pre selected target area hundreds of miles down range An official hailed the success as evidence that the highly complex missile can work despite what some critics have said about its capability However Saturdays missile was ar from the finished product and much work would be needed to make it a reliable weapons sys Barnett twice stopped the Ne gro James H Meredith from encTrAir and rolling at Ole Miss Johnson Pnme contractor had turned him back once il Meredith was finally enrolled at Ole Miss on Oct day after a night of rioting which killed two persons and injured scores Heavy fraffic over holiday HOLIDAY TOLL Iowa and Minnesota were Traffic54 not without their problems Fires 14 too The mercury was taking Miscellaneous 3 a nosedive after a brief warm Total 73 ng trend situation of snow Milliomi of motorists were on the highways Saturday for visits during the extended Christmas holiday with a re minder from safety experts to drive with extreme caution The U S accidental toll at midmorning Saturday was about average observers said Driving conditions were not good in many areas Heavy snow fell in wide sections of the eastern half of the nation Most dangerous spots were from the middle Atlantic states northward What made the bad was a series squalls The snow melted as it landed in North Iowa but colder temperatures could turn highways into a glaze of ice by nightfall The cold wave which will bring low readings of zero to 5 above Saturday night is to be punctuated with light snow biow by strong northwinds The National Safety Council has estimated that 650 to 750 persons may be killed in traf fic accidents during the four flay holiday ending at mid night Tuesday The Air Force and Douglas Co hoped to fire the missile during the Bahamas talks this week be tween President Kennedy and British Prime Minister Macmillan because they were confident a success might have some bearing on the discussions But political decisions apparently forced a de lay until after completion of the meetings In order to launch the missile the Air Force had to open the had been closed for the Christmas pay overtime wages to scores of track ing and support personnel Earlier this week the Skybolt was the center of a bitter dispute between the United States and Great Britain US announcement of plans to abandon the Skybolt embittered the British who had planned to mount the 1000mile missile on their Vulcan bombers as a deterrent measure Boy afraid rocket will strike Santa CHATHAM England wA 7 yearold boy is a little worried that a missile might hit Santa I hope Russia and the United States dont send anybody more into space uutil Christmas is over said the boys letter re leased by the county pVst office Please close to the ground Santa E see no reason for extensive com ment on the Cheer Fund this day The figures above tell the story far more persuasively than we could The Jun ior College high school and junior high schools have again demonstrated effec tively that they believe the Cheer Fund is worthy of gener ous giving It has been evident ever since we started the Cheer Fund early in the month that the people of Mason City and environs have expressed their idea of the true meaning of Christmas by giving to this fund Their contributions will help hundreds of persons have a happy Christmas The Cheer Fund comes to a close at 10 am Monday We know there wilt fac many more who will want to join this hap py procession to make sure the cup will be overflowing for Doris Bruce of Family Service as she goes about doing good deeds through the holidays Send or bring your gift o GlobeGazette office Send it to CHRISTMAS CHEER Care Mason City Iowa Hopes to avert strike at ports NEW YORK UPI Labor Secretary W Willard Wirtz hoped Saturday a new proposal would avert a longshoremens strike set for Sunday en docks from Maine to Texas The top management bargain er Alexander Chopin said the offer would be presented to the International Longshoremens Association ILA less than 31 hours before the scheduled walkout on the East and Gulf Coasts Chopin heads the New York Shipping Association which agreed to accept Wirtz pro posal to postpone negotiations on the key issues work eans size
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