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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL IW The Aisociattd Preu and United Prew FwU LMM WlTM Big cities miss the newspoper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER U W2 eowDtw HOME EDITION of No 271 papers Even funerals are affected By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau NEW YORKA major circu Is playing the New York Coh seum but a great many Man hattanites dont know about it A Washington BC comediai is making his New York debu at the Blue Angel night club sut whos to know A singer o considerable national reputation drew only seven customers to a Cleveland spot one recent eve ning These are only a few of the side effects of the newspapei strikes sandbagging New York and Cleveland The blow t Christmas retail sales is too ob vious to detail Suffice it to sa that if Christmas business didn hit a record high the newspaper strikes will bear a good part o the blame Whats a city without news papers like There is no disposi tion here to discuss the merits o either strike The only purpost is to tot up the score to poin out some of the things Clove landers and New Yorkers are missing News obviously Not even with tremendously augmented coverage can television and radio replace the daily news paper There is little or no in depth treatment of the news And localnews can be coveret only scantily at best You migh not even know that one of your friends had died This is not a grim joke The New York strike was only in it seventh day when the Wai Street Journal reported Fu neral directors say attendance at funerals is down and florists are selling few funeral sprays than usual Its no news that people a well as store management miss advertising They don know which movie is playing where then though the theaters have taken to the air in a big way Opening a legitimate play in New York where theater goers are the Trilbies of the drama critics is murder with out those opening night reviews The MiamiNebraska Gotham Bowl football game on Dec 14 for which a crowd of 20000 to 30000 had been anticipated drew 6100 The pro Giants whose fans are loyal as the sub way alumni of Notre Dame lured 62000 to the same stadium the following day and some 15000 equally steadfast pro bas ketball fans turned up at the Garden on Dec 11 for a double header Editorials lovely con flicting the col umns and comics stock mar ket quotations specialized new about business or labor say medical advice crossword puz zles and other games entertain ment reading homemaking and other womanonly goes by the boards No helpwanted ads no apart ments for rent nor houses for sale A leading personnel agen cy in Manhattan saysits job applicants have dropped to half since the strike began Charitable appeals by the pa the Fresh Air Fund of the NY Herald Tribune and the Neediest Cases Fund of the NY been hit especially hard And psycholo gists say that some people arc so dependent upon newspapers that they will be seriously af fected by the absence of their daily ration of print though the mental specialists disagree on whether the reactions will be good or bad The strikes have consequen ces far beyond their own com munities Bowater the Canadian newsprint company announced it would lay off 500 employes Secretary of Labor W Wil lard Wirtz warned that the New York strike might go on all win ter And Variety speculates that possibly three of the seven struck Manhattanbased dai lies will not publish again should the strike continue for a length of time MO BECOME ILL ORAN Algeria wvSix hun dred persons in a refugee camp near Oran fell ill Tuesday ap parently from food poisoning BATTERING RAM TO WEST Top photo shows the armorplated bus in which eight East German refugees crashed through three barriers to free dom in the West Eight bullets hit the East Berlins wayward bus machine but failedto stop it Bottom photo shows metal plates fitted at the side of the anterior The escapees were the owner of the biis his drivertheir wives and four children Soviet units join in Cuban exodus Moscow eases spy campaign MOSCOW UPI The Soviet government Wed nesday officially backed up newspaper spy charges against the U S embassy here but indicated that three American embassy officers accused of espionage would be allowed to remain in the country The action came in a foreign ministry statement that did not order any expulsions but demanded that the U S Embassy take measures to restrain its personnel from activities incom patible with their diplomatic status U S embassy acting minister Richard Fimkhauser who was read the statement at the foreign ministry immediately re the allegations of misbe havior by American embassy deaths on highways Traffic 433 Fires 105 Miscellaneous 83 Total 820 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic killed at least 632 Americans during the fourday Christmas weekend when 820 deaths were counted from ac cidents of all types Auto fatalities far more num personnel as unfounded Soviet newspapers radio and television have been waging an intense spy scare campaign in recent weeks accusing five embassy staff members a British businessman and a high Soviet scientific official of par ticipating in an AngloAmeri can espionage ring Two of the Americans al ready have left the country The three who remain are US embassy doctor and assistant Air Force attache Capt Alexis erous than for a usual nonholiday H 31 Atlanta Ga weekend spanof 102hours were second secretary Robert K fmxror eafaHi German 35 fewer than safety experts esti IGWCI iiiciii siueiy cxuens estl auu mated in advance of the weekend embassy attache and security T i i H T Iowa contributed 11 to the total The number of traffic deaths compares with a record toll of 706 for a fourday Christmas observ ance in 1956 The 706 tollalso is a reconTnighf for any holiday pe riod Smash their way to freedom BERLIN East Ger man refugees crashed through three barriers into West Berlin at dawn Wednesday while the bul lets of border guards rattled off their armorplated bus Eight bullets hit the bus but only one man was injured by fly ing glass when the windshield smashed The escapees were the owner of the bus his driver their wives and their four children The chil dren included three girls 1 3 and 13 years old and a boy of 10 Police said thebus of Soviet manufacture belonged to one of the few private contractors the Communist regime still permitted to operale The group drove 120 Berlin from their homes at Neu gersdorf near the OderNeisse border between East Germany and Poland They had fitted metal plates on the side of the bus to protect them from the bullets they were certain the border guards would fire The bus swung around Berlin to come into he city on the auto bahn from the west While the women and children lay on the floor the contractor and the driver drove audaciously up to the control point at Babels berg where vehicles heading for West Berlin are checked H was am and still dark Ignoring signals to halt the driver drove the bus at top speed toward the steel and concrete barricades which stretch across the fourlane highway leaving only one lane for traffic Border guards fired tommy guns at the bus as it sped by The heavy vehicle crashed through three metal barriers There still was about miles of highway to go to the West Ber lin city limits but the autobahn curves at this point giving cov er from the guards fire A few minutes later the bus swept triumphantly past the West ern Allied checkpoint at Drei linden and into the sanctuary of West Berlin The refugees taken o a reception center to be interviewed by officials On the inside Editorials Paoe 4 Society News North Iowa News 24 Lake News 27 Farm Features 28 Latest Markets 32 Mason City News 3333 Comics 34 Search for clues in Brinks hijacking DES PLAINES 111 w tampered by snow and cold al he scene police pushed their earch for clues Wednesday in he Christmas hijacking of a innks armored truck contain ng upwards of an estimated 100000 Footprints and tire racks were studied by local and edcral authorities before snow n Tuesday blotted out other around the truck which as abandoned with its hand uffed and blindfolded driver in vacant lot SAME DATElHlttl N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES May abandon Texas Towers AFB two Texas Tower radar stations off New England may be abandoned next year Only seven men remain on standby duty aboard the towers A third tower collapsed into the ocean Jan 151961 killing 28 men The Air Force said that sand around the huge pilings which support the million Texas Towers is eroding Shah Empress expecting TEHRAN Iran The royal palace is buzzing with activity m preparation for the birth of a second child of Shah Reza Pahlevi and Empress Farah Royal court officials believe the baby will be born sometime in March The Shahs first child Crown Prince Reza was born two years ago Red farm expert demoted MOSCOW Dinmukhamed A Kunayev Com munist boss of the Soviet Unions troubleridden Kazakhstan Republic has been removed from his post and severely criticized for agricultural failures Tax cut discussion delayed PALM BEACH Fla President Kennedy got an unscheduled holiday when bad weather in Wash ington delayed a flight bringing top officials here for conferences Kennedy had planned a session with Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon and others to work toward final decisions on the administration plan to seek a 1963 tax cut Crash near Alra Vista is fatal ALT A VISTA Joseph Dcla gardclle 21 Jcsup serviceman home on leave from Ft Rilcy Kan was killed late Monday when his car missed a T inter section and rolled over A companion Michael Elenz 20 Alta Vista also home on leave was critically hurt He was taken to a Rochester Minn hospital Delagardclle son of Mr and Mrs Frank Dclagardellc was one of 16 children The fatality was the 10th on Iowa highways over the Christ mas holiday Others previously unreportcd were Charles Coles Larchwood killed in a twocar crash near Larchwood and Ida Feller 58 Waterloo victim of a smashup 20 miles north of Wa terloo The llth person to die was a Wisconsin man Orcn Wilmcth 58 of Milwaukee Wilmcth was killed and his wife Carol and three occupants of a second car were injured in a collision Tuesday oh Highway 6 near Vic tor forth Iowa Mostly cloudy oc casional light snow through Thursday Warmer Wednesday night lows zero to 5 above Highs Thursday 10 to 15 Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday night warmer light snow lows near zero northeast to 15 above southwest Cloudy Thursday light snow highs 15 to 20 Further cloudy Friday continued be low normal temperatures Minnesota Light snow colder Highs Thursday near 10 above GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Wednesday officer Hugh Montgomery 39 Springfield Mass The embassy has contended none has done anything wrong and embassy sources said al would continue to stay on here and continue to fulfil their nor mal functions Up to now spy campaign has been carried on mostly in the newspapers here with a no ticeable slowness by the foreign ministry to take the usual step of ordering expulsions Western diplomats have in erpreted the foreign ministrys caution as a desire to avoid sossible retaliatory ousters of Soviet embassy personnel from Washington or as a possible ack of coordination between the ministry and the police and press Davison is clue to leave Mos cow in the spring and both German and Montgomery have extended tours of duty to serve lere Greatest time of peace says Pope VATICAN CITY world this Christmas is enjoying its greatest peace in more than two decades Pope John XXIII said Wednesday The 81yearold Ro Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 15 21 15 32 7 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum is Minimum 4 Precipitation 4 snow Brrr Iowa has 27 low man Catholic leader lok a gen era audience of 1000 pilgrims that peace now prevails general ly around the globe after the wisdom of rulers dangerous period overcame a two months ago His reference apparently was to the Cuban crisis An icy air mass from SantE Klaus Arctic homeland moved in to Iowa as the old gentleman was leaving for home and sent the mercury nosediving far below zero early Wednesday The coldest temperature report ed was 27 below zero at Marshall own a record exceeding the 25 below recorded in 1944 Emmetsburg and Waterloo had 25 below Waukon 23 below Spen cer and Oehvein 22 below Du buque and Mason City 21 below and Boone 20 below Other lows ranged up to 8 below at Council Bluffs The Weather Bureau said high Wednesday should range rom about 10 to 15 above zero in he northeast to 20 in the south vest Highs Tuesday varied from 4 at Spencer to 20 at Dubuquc Windy and warmer weather with occasional snow beginning was forecast for Wednesday night Lows are expected to be 5 to and above zero in the north to 15 above in the south But much colder air is in pros pect for Thursday night and Fri day and the outlook is for con tinued cold through the weekend CAUGHT REDHANDED These four caught Christmas Day in the act of breaking open n safe m an Atlanta Ga department store Police said they are wearing clothes which they took from the store before starting to work on the safe with acety lene torches Troops leave on liner Invaders kin set to depart MIAMI Fla AP Another mass exodus of f the invasion prisoners released ust before due in south Florida Thursday And a So viet passenger liner sailed from Havana Tuesday night with thou sands of Russians who had been itationed in Cuba The Russians men women and children presumably were bound for home aboard the Ad miral Najimov the former Ger man steamship Berlin which had been berthed in Havana for two weeks They boarded the vessel during the day arriving in long truck and bus convoys There had been no announcement by Cuban offi cials of plans to move any large number of Russians off the island The Russians are believed to be members of military units in the guise of civilians sent to Cuba during the heyday of the missile buildup To help give them a nonmilitary cloak they had been sent in with their wives and children Although never saying so publicly Russia was reported to have had agreed to remove themas part of the agreement to dismantle the rocket bases The Admiral Najimov left from a dock near Avhere an American vessel was being prepared to take on 1000 relatives of the invasion captives who were ransomed from Fidel Castro The steamer African Pilot which made the ransom run Sat urday is scheduled to arrive about 7 am Thursday at Port Everglades 25 miles north of Mi ami It will land parents broth ers and sisters wives and chil dren who had stayed in Cuba to be near their imprisoned loved ones k A Pan American World Airways airliner laden with American Red Cross nurses 500 cots dia pers paper cups and other items eft Miami Wednesday for Ha vana to make the families conv ortable en route to Florida The travelers are not likely to come aboard overburdened with material goods Associated Press icwsman Joe McGowm Jr pool for US news igencies said in Havana that a Cuban official told the Prisoner ramilies Committee hat those caving could take only the clothes they wore The official said that any fami y leaving Cuba will forfeit all ts possessions but if one immedi family member remains this vould not be the case Permission for the relatives to Icpart was given by Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro a Christ mas bonus he the deal exchanging 1113 captives of the Bay of Pigs invasion of April 17 1961 for million in sorely needed medicines and food The only shadow marring the prisoners return to freedom was nonrealization of their purpose still aliveto rid Cuba of its Com munist regime Manuel Arlime who was politi cal leader on the invasion force said in Miami he and his com rades have a moral obligation to return to Cuba Artime said he didnt know yet how that would bo accomplished Christmas with their families in Miami was a happy day for the invasion veterans but ci quiet one by contrast with their arrival at Homestead Air Force Base and reunion with loved ones HOLIDAY HAZARD NASHVILLE Tenn body could have a more incon venient allergy at Christmas time than Wilburn M Hester His wife says Christmas trees bring on a hay fever rcacUoo   

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