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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             North lor Newspaper ntwspcper that makes oil North lowans VOL 103 GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER M 1M3 UOe Paper CoaMito of Four SectlOBSSeeUon On No 274 BERLIN West Berliners crossed into East Berlin by noon Thursday despite the Christmas Day kill ing of a young East German who tried to escape over the Berlin wall The Christmas murder on the Berlin wall overshadows our joy at the Christmas meeting in the city said West Germanys minister for allGerman affairs ErichMende as murder dims spirit in Berlin But with the day after Christ mas also a holiday the flow of visitors to relatives in the Communist sector continued at flood tide When the gates opened at 6 am the line was two blocks long at one crossing point There was no change in the friendly attitude of Ger man guards reported under or ders to keep smiling when the 16day visiting period began Photofax GOOD WILL TO MAN Spectator looks at glove stuck on fence atop the Berlin Wall It was worn by Paul Schulz 18 who was shot in the back by East Berlin guards as he tried to flee to West Berlin An unidentified friend made it across The Wall success fully A West Berlin policeman caught Schulz in his arms as the refugee fell and rushed him to a hospital Further economy President John son announced Wednesday he was reducing the num employed in federal offices during text of the Presidents person to heads of all federal 1964 1 nel departments and agencies i r nothing like tKjs has happened in the last decade am still unconvinced that we are The budget director will shortly notify you of the yearend maximum employment levels which re Asoon as these figures reach want vou andtnhl nuaon and to estabhsh new endofyear targets below these maximums I want you to report these targets to me promptly I will review them personally When I approve new targets for your I will expect you to make quarterly r me beginning April 1 1964 on what you comphshed under this effort Finally once I have given my approval to vour Lyndon B Johnson eT the announcement while last week by agreement tween thePWest Berlin city gov ernment and East Germanys Red regime 1 But now you see their real face a young Red Cross work er on duty at a crossing point said Here they smile and there they shoot Less than a mile from the Oberbaum Bridge control point an East German guard shot Paul Schulz 18 in the back Wednesday as he sat entangled in barbed wire atop the con crete wall As loudspeakers blared Christmas music from the East German radio the wounded youth toppled from the 9foot wall into the arms of a West Berlin policeman A compan ion also 18 made it safely to the West but Schulz died six hours later in a West Berlin hos pital In allowing visits by West Berliners to their relatives in the East the Communists made no relaxation in their ban on East Berliners going the other way Christmas Day traffic through the wall Wednesday was a record estimat ed more than 65000 West Berlin ers crossed over nsion rnoun in Shooting of toy 13 accident DBS MOINES AP Keith Townsend the West Des Moine police chief said Thursday tin fatal shooting of a 13yearok boy was accidental and that m action will be taken against th youths three companions Gary Subdon a son of Mr and Mrs Raymond Subdon p Vest DeVMoines was woundec ratally atclose range by pellet rom a 410gauge shotgun Wed nesday afternoon He and his three friends were playing army on the way home from Hinting along t h e Raccoon River Police said the other boys al living in the same general area were Laipry Raber 13 Michae Gibbs 12 and Robert Schultz Officers said they had twu shotguns amongthem and were laying army as they walked ibme from the Raccoon River in the vicinity of the SixtyThirt Street Christmas death toll is over 300 T THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations heavy Christmas pliday traffic killed more than 00 The toll was 301 for the 48 our period from midnight Mon ay to midnight Christmas Day Fatalities were heaviest dur g the actual holiday Wednes ay Tuesdays toll at midnight ST had reached 83 and by midnight on the West Coastit vas 100 More than twothirds E the deaths were counted on hristmas Day Adverse drivingconditions in iany apparently con ributed to the high number of eaths YULE TRAGEDY DUNDEE N Y UPI alph Hollendeck ran over and 11yearold daughter Christmas tr s FRACTURED GIRL If Vou fhmV 11 this is a lady in distress and thpr I g the pieces the picture cause for alaL youre WVf if J S being removed you think this department store e n a shenamgan youre right Put Limoges France 5 per cent n WASHINGTON AP The verage cost of educating a hild in the public schools this chool year is an increase f or 5 per cent over last ear the magazine School Man gement reported Thursday The magazine said only of he increase will be spent for etter education with the other 10 being used simply to offset he effects of inflation The magazines annual sur ey is directedby Dr Orlando Furno director of research or Baltimore pity schools tncts will spend per student for new school construction this school year These costs are in addition to the perpupil ex penditure School debts mostly long term bonds for school construc tion totaled per student in the average school district as of last Sept 1 Almost 10 per cent of the countrys school districts were in debt for each pu pil enrolled Furno estimates that public chools across the country will pend billion this school ear including the costs of school transportation building and equipping new schools and paying off old school debts The average cost per student Shubert dies in New York NEW YORK AP Jacob J Shubert 83 theatrical en trepeneur known as the man who produced a thousand shows died in his Manhattan apartment Thursday of a cere bral hemorrhage He was a brother and busi ness partner of Lee Shubert also a theatrical business fig ure who died on Christmas Day 1953 The federal government only two days ago had brought suit for in estate taxes against the estate of Lee Shu bert The government placed the value bf the estate at million the bulk of it a half in terest in the partnership North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy and much Thursday night with occasional snow flurries lows 1015 Partly cloudy and much colder Friday highs 1520 Weather dttaits on 2 for bus transportation is and Furno said the school dis On the inside The magazine said New York New Jersey and Pennsylvania are spending the top perpupil figure This is about 42 per cent above the national aver age North Iowa news Society news 12131415 Sports news 2223 Clear Lake news 24 Editorials 26 Mason City news 3233 wai Classified pages 3839Jmas Jr The magazine said only 10 per cent of the nations school dis tricts have salary scales which make it possible for classroom teachers to learn more than a year The average teacher will earn year school management said The average starting salary was listed as g and the average maxi TVttl W e nrvrr mum salary CHRISTMAS JR ST PETERSBURG F1 a UPI The first baby born in Mound Park Hospital Wednes day was James Henry Christ GreeksTurks in serious conflict NICOSIA Cyprus Iff Britain ordered more troops to Cyprus Thursday as a conflict between the h 1 MAyS0tirndnUrkish threatened to em broil NATO allies Greece and Turkey in open conflict I n n Im J JT I w t o r an extraordinary session in rtn Atlantic Treaty Organizations to cuss the crisis Informed sources in Paris said the council met secretly Wed nesday The Cyprus gov eminent already has sent complaint Nations to the Unitec The Turkish government or dered two jet fighters to mak warning flights over Cypru Christmas Day after accusin Greek Cypriote of massacrin Turkish Cypriots in communa fighting that has been ragin since last Saturday Then as the fighting die down to sporadic firing the o fice of President Makario leader of the Greek Cyprio community asserted six Turk ish navyvessels had taken u positions off Cyprus President Cemal Gursel o Turkey also expressed grave Concern accused the Greek Cypriots of a massacre and ap pealed to President Johnson and other world leaders to in ervene The situation was being vatched closely in both London and Washington Greece and Turkey long at odds over Cyp us guard the Far Eastern flank of the Atlantic Alliance Johnson was watching de velopments from his Texas anch Prime Minister Sir Alec DouglasHome of Britain inter upted a Christmas vacation to eturn to London What prompted end a complaint theIT N security Council was the flight f the Turkish jets and the movement of some 6f Turkeys 50man garrison on Cyprus nto the Turkish Cypriqt quar er of this The Greeks promptly moved ar of their 850 soldiers sta ain Greece arid Turkey met with Makarios and decided to ut British Greek and Turkish prces in Cyprus under a uni ted command headed by a Briton a communique an nounced Thereare about10000 British servicemen on Cyprus sta tioned here as in the case of the Greek and Turkish garrisons under the treaty of making Cyprus an independent member of the British Commonwealth House at Plymouth burns clown PLYMOUTH Day fire destroyed the farm home tenanted byMarvin Dan nen family 4V6 miles southeast f here Wednesday The family was away from lome when the fire was seen by neighbor Leo Jost Jost went o a nearby farm to turn in the larm but f o u n d no one at ome Jost had to go to an loned on Cyprus into the Greet Cypriot section thus setting thi tagefor a possible confronta ion In an attempt to head of rouble the diplomats of Brit roue e pomats of Brit Gaiety on Lakonia before fire at sea LONDON England bundled up against a cold snap as the 20314ton Greek liner La konia slipped out of Southamp ton headed for Madeira the Canary on a Christmas cruise An atmosphere of calm gen tility and folksy cheer pervad ed the ship as the 658 passen of them and 369 crew set out Dec 18 Half the passengers had signed for the full 5week voyage pay ing up to The rest were going to the islands It was to be a lazy sunny Christmas Breakfast in bed tea in a tapestryhung lounge In the evening they dressed for dinner On Friday Dec 20 the first day out there was a boat drill No one seems to remember ex actly how it was conducted The crew had been througha boat drill before sailing Capt Dan iel Jones of the British Sea Transport Department was told by his inspectors that it was very satisfactory They did not conduct a formal inspection of the ship It carried a Greek certificate of seaworthiness Sunday in one lounge the ships social director had or ganized a party for young peo ple they came dressed as hobos There was carol singing in another lounge a movie in the third Most older passen gers had retired Monday was to be a big day of sightseeing in Madeira Just before 11 pm a steward spotted smoke seeping under the doors of the ships barber shop He flung open the doors and fell back before flames The fire raced through pas sageways toward the state rooms Capt Mathios Zarbis a veter an of 15 years with the Greek Line was sitting in the main saloon He raced toward the door Ivor S Buchanan an Ameri can and his wife Dorothy had retired early He pulled a suit over his pajamas She put his coat over her slip What a hell of a time to have a fire drill he thought In the radio room operator Alexis Kalogridis switched to the automatic emergency trans mitter and began tapping out Fire spreading up Prepare evacuation on ship It was pm At 22 minutes after midnight Kalogridis sent out the final anguished call SOS from La konia last time I canriot stay any more in the wireless station We ar leaving the ship Please immediate assistance Please help Then he lashed to the life boat deck already crowded with passengers and crew mill ing about in pajamas and any thing they had thrown on Some women still wore their jewels and evening gowns Whether the confusion merit ed the name of some passengers claimed was a matter of dispute There were contraslf reports of heroism and hectic scrambling The swimming pool attendant tied a rope to his feet had himself lowered head downward 1 and pulled several children from smokefilled cabins Buchanan and his wife got into a boat another was almost lowered on top of it Pressed against the windward side of the ship by swells those aboard pushed the boat aft and rowed for the open sea Communication between pas sengers and the Greek and Ger man crew broke down because of language difficulties To M R Lovat of London the bab bling was disgraceful the crew screamed their heads off for five solid hours Smoke prevented the lower ing of four boats Others swanped in the swells When the last boat was away about 80 passengers and 40 crew members were still aboard They huddled on the after deck al night but as flames spread aft they were ordered over the side Gerd Punkrope a purser was in this group He said most of those who perished probably were in it too Last to leave was the captain One passenger said she saw him i wandering around with tears streaming down his face The master of a fan freighter saw the captain pacing alone on the tilting deck and sent a boat to pick him up The flames that killed the La konia saved her passengers Said Capt Jose Barrere of the Argentine freighter Salta We got the wrong position and could have missed the Lakonia But the fire guided us in like a lighthouse The Salta was the heroine of the sea drama First on the scene she picked up 475 survi vors As dawn broke Monday the Atlantic waters were crowded with rescue ships The Lakonia was a drifting burning ghost ship a magnet for salvage tugs The British aircraft carrier Centaur put an engineer aboard by helicopter He found the quarterdeck and two decks be low burned away and the su perstructure caved in amid ships But the hull seemed sound and the ship ready for a refit arm to call firemen and bf the ime they reached the scene the wo story frame house could not e saved Plymouth Fire Chief Iraverspn said he believes the re Started either from faulty viring ppari oftheater Chief Graverson said thef Yt Jost ll of its household o o d s and Newly opened Christmas gifts were alsodestrfiyefl Chief Graverson said Darmen estimated his loss at about 000 of which was covered by insurance A shed near the house was threatened by flames but fire men saved it Chief Graverson estimated the loss of the house at be tween and Northwood boy hurt in target shooting mishap NORTHW OOD Steven Hengested 17 son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Hengested rural Northwood was shot in the chest here Christmas Day He is in Naeve Hospital Albert Lea Stevens younger brother had received a 22 caliber rifle as a Christmas present The two boys were target shooting when the gun went off accidentally ounding Steven He was reported in good con dition Wednesday night SAME   

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