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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             i i stery of breaks as FBI ANGELES FBJ notice ott the kidnapers young Frank Sintr jr Fridaytthat it has the sertli numbers of the in paid for ransom flashed around the country from F8I headquarters in Washington with a plea for anyone who re ceiyed the bills to con tact the nearest FBI office im mediately r At the same time the FBI decUned comment on reports motion pictures of thfe suspects with a long raage leas u the ransom furnished by fee baft famous fatter wts being picked Sources close to the FBI said agents are more con vinced than ever that the kid naping was genuine despite some published reports to the contrary The list of serial numbers which are not sequence runs 41 pages FBI Director J Edgar Hoover said the money included 700 bills 700 bills 400 bills 400 bills and 300 bills Frank Sinatra Sr was re ported by a close friend to have seen the pictures taken with a telescopic and infrared light and recognized two of the suspects t The friend identified only as a director of one of the San Francisco Bay ireas largest liquor distributorships He and a bay area night club owner who corroborated the storyt said they wished to remain anonymous because of the deli cate nature of the search and to protect the ones who gave them the information Meanwhile in Canoga Park northwest of Hollywood the FBI lifted a guard at a ram cose home raided by its agents Thursday Cartons were carried from the home and agents reportedly dug a metal box frorr the yard But no arrests were announced Newsmen at tLs scene got the impression the bouse had been abandoned The FBI would not say wheth er the raid was related to the Sinatra case but neighbors ques tioned by federal agents said they it was An unidentified man was mys teriously carted away from the house after he appearedthere and conferred with FBI agents insideAgents would not com ment on the incident Sinatra Jr 19 was abducted Sunday night from his motel room at a Lake Tahoe resort on the California Nevada border and was released unharmed not far from his mothers home early Wednesday morning after the ransom money was dropped at the pickup point While would not dis cuss the raid in Canoga Park newsmen picked up scraps of information from others in the area 4 Mr and Mrs Paul Belford owners of the raided home said they rented the place Nov 14 to a man who identified himself as Frank Long Mrs Belford said the man was about 30 years old about 5 feet 9 slight of build light complexion and blond She said she saw him only once when he rented the hpuse Neighbors said he was seen in the area as late as Tuesday The neighborhood postman Cletus Scollon said he delivered no mail to the most recent occu pant of the home until Wednes day when he left a package He said the package was not in the mail receptacle when he made his rounds Thursday He couldnt remember the name on the package The FBI with its usual se crecy and perfectionist ap proach to efficiency has quar terbacked the whole operation later causing local police agencies in the Lake Tahoe area and Los Angeles to criti cize their handling of the case Sinatra used to giving orders said he behaved like a good sol dier during the time his son was missing I did everything they told SINATRA Please turn to Past 2 Th North Iowas Doily Newspaper for ItM e newspaper that makes alt N o r t h I o w a ri s n e i g h b o r s ITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 103 PreW uxi United Prew Full MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER U 1963 10c a Paper Consists of Two No 264 Foreign aid cut One f irms Cheer Fund gifts N past years Ma son Citys busi ness e s tablish meritshave been among the most loyal and gener ous givers to the Christmas Cheer1 Fund To say this is equally true this year would be a gross understatement in view of the receipt of a check for from the First Nation al Bank A giftof this size is unparal leled in the 39year history of the Cheer Fund it reflects in a grand manner the appreciation for the work of fund a hand to the fly one bill on A letter banks executives accompanied the do nation It said The contribution by the First National Bank is in lieu of funds that in past years spent as token remembrances of good will between our bank and some of our friends These friends have heartily endorsed our de cision to contribute to the Christ mas Cheer Fund and tiie prin ciple of man helping man The First National Banks co operation did hot stop with the one check A hat passed among its em ployes also produced Earlier this week the business firm left a check with Fam ily Service Inc which ad ministers the Cheer Fund to use as you see fit Miss Doris Bruce executive secretary elected to deposit it in the Cheoi Fund First Nationals total contribu tion thus is You too can join in this tre mendous spirit of giving No amount is too large or too small Only nine giving days remain to reach the goal Bring your gift to the GlobeGazette or mail it to Christmas Cheer GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa 50402 CHEER FUND GOAL SSWflM PREVIOUSLY BEPOKTED 57S78 A Sheffield Fricad 200 Mescrvejr Jimtor Federal Womens Clafc 590 Arfitidct Federal Fruit JOOO A Nonny Mouse 500 A Friend 200 Laurence and Alitza Boehnke Ventura 200 First National Bsnk 35000 First National Bank employe 5895 Mason City Clob 200 Anonymous 300 Barbers Local 618 500 Veleda Study Clnb 8S8S THE DAYS TOTAL 488V TOTAL TO DATE 10132S STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT B DAMAGE TO ADAMS BUILDING FROM TOPOP TOYLAND LOOKING EAST With the Federailst NWfire out efforts Friday turned to helping persons who lost their belongings in the fire and sal vage operations on the stores Both the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army report ed they have given assistance to residents of the Colonial Apartments and apartments above FredbUesRestauramVllO Federal V the 20 persons in the Colonial Apartments either re located themselves or received assistance from friends accord ing to GlenHaydon director of the Red Cross Friday a ftw of the residents were at the scene to ask fire men to check in the apartments for glasses or prescriptions which might not have been lost in the fire Firemen granted most of the requests and searched the charred Colonial Apartment rooms Three of the victims of the fire Bernadine Kvalheim L M Rodberg and Frank Guer dette moved to the Eadmar Hotel The Red Cross gave the three assistance and provided a pre scription and clothing for Guer dette who had only pajamas and a coat when he escaped from the fire Red Cross aided relatives from Kensett inlocat ing Mrs Nora Buildin She left Mason City with them The John McCuskey family of eight children vand four adults spent the night in the Bell Mo tel after the Red Cross obtained clothing for them at the Seventh Day Adventist clothing depot The clothing is part of a disas ter plan stockpile set up by the Church and the Red Cross The McCuskeys were able to move back into their apart ment above Freddies Friday McCuskey reported the fire Hay den said requests for help are filtering in and case workers Friday were aiding the people j He added that the Red Cross plans to contact owners of some of theburned put businesses to find whether they need help in reestablishing their store Haydon explained that under a special plan the Red Cross can obtain a tcase worker from the national organization to give assistance to small business men Salvation Army officials said they have received about five requests for clothing or help They said they provided Roslyn Chalupa with funds to return to her home in Washington Iowa Shopping days til Christmas No accurate estimates of damage caused by the fire were available Friday Any estimates now are pure lyspeculative Fire Chief Clifford Pierce said Friday We havemade no estimates and will make none until we talk to the owners and insur ance adjusters Salvage operations Friday morning consisted mainly of pumping water from basements and checking electrical and telephone connections Firemen said they would be unable to tell what was stored in the basement of the Busy Bee Shoe Repair 106 N Fed eral until the water has been pumped out The fire is believed to have started in that base ment Firemen maintained a night vigil over the fire They report ed a fevy instances of the fire flaring up in the Colonial Apart ment especially in mattresses Fire Prevention Bureau Su perintendent Harold Schurtz said Friday that all the base mentsup to Stuelands Electric and Gift Shop 108 N Federal were connected by doors Some of the doors were being used while others were boarded up he said Schurtz added that connecting wooden floor joists inthe build ings also helped the spread of the fire Chief Pierce said Friday that a great deal of emphasis in the fire fighting Thursday was FIRE turn to 2 POLICEMAN KENNETH KRUGGEL VIEWS FIRE DAMAGE BESIDE ICEGLAZED TRAFFIC SIGNAL Congress gives illto Johnson The Senate passed and sent House Friday a controversial OQOA authorization bill slashed more than million below administration requests The action came after Sen Wayne Morse DOre leading the fight against it called the bill a mbnl and shocking nexcusableMt was a com promise between Senate Pentagon may close more bases tagon pushed ahead Friday with stadies likely leadto1 more military base closing moves ii the year election year in such v politically risky are being con ducted under the direction of Thomas D Morris quietspoker assistant secretary of defense ir charge of installations and logis tics Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara who annouricet a new batch of 33 base shut downs and cutbacks Thursday leaied on the methodical siir veys and analyses of Morris experts in deciding which in stallations to keep and which to drop Over a period the move will cut off about 8500 ci vilian jobs and result in a re duction of about 7800 military personnel McNamarasaid The defense secretary indicat ed theres more to that some of the Navys ship yards may fall victim to the McNamara efficiency test and the Johnson administration economy drive Obviously pleased Morris told The Associated Press the millionayear savings now pro jected from more than 430 base shutdowns and cutbacks nearly hit the bullseye of a cost reduc tion target set almost three years ago He forecast the Defense De partmient will be able to reach a plateau in such sav ings in about fhree years McNamara said Thursday about million a year is a reasonable objective to be achieved through further reduc tions in the 6700 bases and in stallations in this country and overseas On the inside and House versions Morse was joined in the at tack by Sen Allen J Ellender DLa Both protested the elimi nation in a SenateHouse con ference of restrictions the Sen ate had written into the meas ure Ellender said Senate con ferees headed bySen J Jiam Fulbright DArk Ichair Vthe VForeign Relations bowled struck putv every amend ment Shortlybefore the Senate act ed subcommittee rec ommended appropriation of ap proximately million less than the au finance the pro gram Education bill goes to Johnson WASHINGTON AP The Senate Friday sent to President Johnson a bill au thorizing a broad new vocational education program geared to modern job opportunities In addition to increasing sharply federal funds for voca tional training he bill extends for two years the impacted areas program of aid for feder ally affected school districts and boosts loan money for college students The House passed the com promise bill 30065 Thursday aft er defeating 193180 a Republi can move to reduce some of the allotments It is the third major educa tion biI passed by Congress this year bringing a claim from Democratic leaders that the 1963 session long will be remem bered for its work in this field Federal support for vocational education now about mil lion a year would be increased by the bill to million over a fouryear period Editorials Mason City news Latest markets 9 Society news 101112 Sports news 1314 Television news 4516 Clear Lake news 19 Classified pages 2021 North Iowa news 22 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly and colder with occasional light snow Friday night lows 510 below Partly cloudy continued cold Saturday with some snow flur ries northeast section highs 1015 Weather details on page 2 BULLETIN MOSCOW UPI The So viet Union Friday announced the launching of another on manned space satellite and said all systems were func tioning normally SAME FIM to 14   

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