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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1963, Mason City, Iowa The Newspaper that makes all North Uwons neighbors Home Edition 103 AuocUtcd ami United iaUraatioaal ruli UaM MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 1H3 10o Pjwr CoiufsU ot Two SectionsSection No 243 nits in Mason 10 days to give to Fund O those reader who ha v eh glanced at t h Is calendar recent lyits later ihah you With this in should remind ey erybpdy the k tirtie for giving years Christmas Cheer Fund riiust be stepped up if ihegdal of is to be reached by Dec 25 The people of Mason City anc surrounding sKayent ojice failed the Fundsplea in its 38year history so there is every reasonto believe that this time will Beno exception Ten giving days remain This means a daily averagei of abou must be maintained to as sure that all objectives will be I This could be a cheerless anc lonely Christmas for many o our fellow citizens Of course not be allowed to hap pen Thursdays contrib u t i o n s come from a variety of sources both in and outoftown Many are familiar such as the Iowa Policemans Assn auxiliary TTT Society Women of the Moose History Club and Amalgamated Clothing Work ers The gifts from neighboring communities appreci ated You can join the eveVgrow ing list too Bring your contri bution to the GlobeGazette or mail it to CHRISTMAS CHEER GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa 50402 CHEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 49245 An Osage reader JOO Mn Caroline Malek Gamer 209 Chapter CM TTT Society 2500 IUD 1000 Girl Scout Troop 88 500 Women of the Moose Chapter fit 500 History Club 500 lows State Assn Ancillary UnHtd 18 aOO Cindy Jenny ifleo Carrier 33 Memorial for Charlotte 200 Mrs Selma Glnthner 500 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Local 568 1000 THE DAYS TOTAL J433 TOTAL TO DATE 57678 STILL NEEDED 242322 GIVING DAYS LEFT 0 SHEA DIES NEW YORK MVEdward L Shea 71 former president and board chairman of Ethyl Corp died Wednesday of a heart at tack North Iowa Weather outlook Considerable cloudiness and cold Thursday night with oc casional light snow and strong northerly winds caus ing considerable blowing and drifting snow and local blii xard conditions kws zero to 5 above Cloudy and colder Friday with occasional light and diminishing winds around 10 Weather details on page 2 buildings are lost in Firemen save other stores A downtown Mason City fire was brought under control shortly after noon Thursday after raging for nearly nine hours The fire forced 20 persons from second and third floor apartments into freezing temperatures in the early morning After i three buildings at Federal and 1st North were destroyed firemen concentrated their efforts t6 preventits spreading to nearby buildings Fire Chief Clifford Pierce said firemen would continue pouring water on the blaze until the fire was completely out He said he didnot wantto send men inside because of possible caveins of floors and Involved were three buildings A vacant building being remodeled for a restaurantat 102 N Federal also houses the Mode ODay dress shop at 104 N Fed eral The Busy BeeShoe Shop 106 and Stueland Electric and Gift Shop 108 are in a second building The Yarn Shop 8 1st NW l VY e r hoursBremen concentrated bhop 10 1st NW are in a their efforts on preventing the third JLJA t 4y jL1 ACUUiC 5 The 20 persons living in Restaurant 110 N Federal on Colonial Apartments above the north and to Carter and r i i r i LBJ still strict on spending WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson has put members of his Cabineton notice that he expects them to give their per sonal attention to his campaign to hold down federal spending Winding up another busy day in which he again put heavy em phasis on economy in govern ment Johnson called in his Cab inet Wednesday to talk over a variety of matters These included in addition to the federaLpayroll of the nations economy unem ployment and methods for deal ing with it and an evaluation of the nuclear forces oi the United States and the Soviet Union by Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara The Cabinet meeting follow ed a tripby Jolinspn to the Pent agon where hetold rtdp men of he that le is counting on them to pro tect the countrys purse as well as jBut the mili tary leaders he does not intend for one moment to give up the gains and strength of the last three years White House sources said Dr Walter W Heller chairman of the Council of Economic Advis ers reported to Johnson that the gross national value of all goods and services will pass jillion at ah annual rate Heller reported that the econ omy is moving ahead steadily Dut not fast enough to cut down the current unemployment rate of about 59 per cent of the labor Force SCENE OP FIRE WOOLWORTHS LOOKING NORTHWEST the Adams Building were safely evacuated but the contents of their apart ments were destroyed After the fire had burned out of control for more than four Shopping days till Christmas THREE FIREMEN DRINK COFFEE WHILE THEY WORK McNamara orders shut WASHINGTON WlSecretary of Defense Robert S McNa mara announced Thursday that in an economy action he had ordered 26 military bases in the UnUed States and seven bases over seas to be closed or sub stantially reduced McNamara tola a news con Eerence I have every reason to believe that studies now un der way will lead to further re ductions in the coming months The defense secretary said that when the 33 bases are closed or reduced over a period of up to years he expects annual savings of million The move will cut off 8600 ci vilian jobs and result in a re duction of about 7800 military personnel Mcflamara said Every civilian employe whose iob is eliminated will be offered mother job opportunity Mc Namara promised Reports from congressional sources late Wednesday forecast shutdown ot more than 30 instal ations with the loss of 75000 fobs There were indications the bases large and small would be phased out over perhaps three years No naval shipyards were on the list of Army Navy and Air Force bases due to be axed or reduced in scope Rumors Wednesday said Mc Namara would move to close naval shipyards in Boston Phil adelphia and San Francisco One base in Ohio also was men tioned House Speaker John W Me Cormack DMass acting for the entire Massachusetts dele gation carried to President Johnson Wednesday night a bi partisan protest against ru mored closing of the Boston Navy Yard Other protests rained on the White House from Pennsylva nia California New York and other state congressional groups Johnson has emphasized econ omy since succeeding the late President John F Kennedy Nov 22 Johnson told a news confer ence last Saturday he and Mc Namara were making a study of defense installations to deter mine which could be eliminated as a way of curbing spending This base survey program predated Johnsons rise to the presidency by about years It was inaugurated by McNa mara in March 1961 about two months after the Kennedy ad ministration took office At that time the Pentagon listed 6700 bases and installa tions of sorts about 4 500 of them in this country and the rest abroad FIREMAN ELMER FRITZ COVERED WITH ICE Big party for Kenya freedom NAIROBI Kenya AP its last colonial iAn hrOHirny in TTnof A spread of the fire to Freddies Gilles Toyland 14 1st NW on the west Johnstons Flower Shop was noton fire but heavy smoke and water damage ruined the store and its contents The other five stores were burned out Chief fierce believes the fire started in the basement of Busy Bee Shoe Shop and spread forward Capt John Cunningham said the was bubbling onto the shoe shopfloor when he first entered the building Firemen at first were able to enter partof the shoe shop but later were forced out The fire spread to basements on both sides of Busy Bee It later went up the walls into the shops above and the apartments onthe second floor Firemen said the apartments were one big hot glow at one time To stop the spread of the fire firemen set up a hoseline in the stairway between Stuelands and Freddies Firemen said it More fire pictures on pages 16 and 21 SAME Nearly 100000 Africans whis tied sang and cheered Thursday as Kenya became Africas 35th independent nation But even as the shouts of Uhuru Freedom echoed through the streets of this for mer British colonial capital monumental problems confront ed the new nation It must con quer frontier warfare tribal ri valries and economic difficul ties When the Union Jack was hauled down and Kenyas flag of black red and green went up amid wild jubilation at Nairo bis Freedom Stadium Britain holding in East Africa The Africans roared with de light and Kenyas Prime Minis ter Jomo Kenyatta joyously waved his flywhisk an Afri can symbol of authority the midnight ceremony The wives of white settlers wept and their husbands swal lowed hard as they considered their future as a minority of 50 000 in a nation of 85 million Africans Fortyeight hours earber the spice island of Zanzibar just to the south received its indepen dence in a similar ceremony ending 73 years of British pro tection was only this which prevented spreading of the fire to the north A space of about three feet between the Adams Building and the building housing Carter and Gilles Toyland mainly was responsible for preventing the spread of the fire there More than 75 firemen from Mason City Clear Lake Plym outh Rockwell Fertile Man ly Nora Springs Dougherty Ventura Meservey and Thortoa united to fight the blaze Firemen received the first call on the fire at am Wil lam Bill McCluskey who lives above Freddies Restaur ant said he called the alarm n when he smelled smoke in his apartment A few minutes later at am a battalion of offduty fire men was called in and at am a call for assistance went out for Fire Prevention Bureau Supt Harold Schurtz Lt John rlolt and the Clear Lake and Plymouth fire departments Police evacuated residents from the Colonial Apartments FIRE Please turn to Page 2 Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Comics Society news 101M2 Sports news 1718 Mason City news2021 Clear Lake news 22 Cub Gazette 24 Classified pages 2427 North Iowa news 2t
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