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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1964, Mason City, Iowa still needed by Cheer Fund Three days left to give HE deadline draws nearer and the Christmas Cheer Fund still has not hit the twothirds mark on the way to the goal Only three giving days remain for us to assure every needy Mason City child and adult of some thing in his stocking on Christmas Day The GlobeGazettes compos ing room employes recognizing the need for a surge in gifts reported in with increase of more than 25 per cent over their contributions of last year Mason City firemen Plumbing and Heating North Piggly Wiggly Store employes and the boys in Jacob E Deck er Sons machine shop stepped forward with some of the larger amounts in Mondays list of gifts That certain individuals too are digging deeper is shown by the more numerous and donations The heartfelt smaller gifts also are necessary if the mini mum goal is to be achieved by 10 am on Thursday One per son signing his letter as a friend said Enclosed is for which I hope will help some child or family to have a Merry Christmas Assuredly it will thanks to the spirit of generosity of these fine people those who have giv en previously and those who will be heard from in the final three days during which we must obtain nearly As Msgr A J Breen another old Cheer Fund friend said in the note accompanying his gift Such giving evokes the Christ mas joy which is part of the au thentic spirit of the New Testa ment In 39 previous years the Cheer Fund never has been let down You can do your bit to keep this record unblemished by bringing your gift to the GlobeGazette or mailing it to CHRISTMAS CHEER GlobeGazette Box 271 Mason City Iowa 50402 The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Home Edition VOL 1M MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 21 1H4 10c Paper Consist ot Four Associated Press run No 270 in downtown Three twostory brick buildings destroyed in blaze Iowa Iowa CHEER FUND GOAL XWOO PREVIOUSLY KEPORTED JISS338 A longtime Cheer Fund friend t 500 Mason Cily Fire Assn 24W MSRP A T Breen 1000 AHETA Chapter M7 500 John and Nancy 1009 Federation at Grain Mil lers Local 26 in 00 The Gccrijr Bartletts 500 Anonymous iuv RAP Libcrly Belles 1H Club Maurine and Erllnt Been In memory or Grandpa from Randy and Cralf HF Robert and Ronald Nash eim North PlESly Wigjljr store Anonymous A Friend Payne Iluroblng i Heating Anonymous From a Friend Brotherhood and Railway Trainmen Jacob Weiss From the Ottermans In memory of Grandma Stiles from the four Newtons Decker Machine Shop Mac Just a Turkey Ditto Glob eGazette composing rnom THK DAYS TOTAL 500 580 1000 100 100 200 1688 3 CO 100 2100 100 100 10M 100 200 S00 500 100 3200 t 3M60 TOTAL TO DATE S19089S STIIL NEEDED Sl08113 GIVING DAYS LEFT ONLY 3 2500 2000 Liddy to raise cash for GOP Unseated as Ag secretary DBS MOINES AP Republicans plan to hire Secretary of Agriculture L B Liddy as a full time iund raiser in an attempt to rebuild the party The Associated Press learned Monday Liddy 59 was one of the Re publicans swept out of office in the Democratic landslide Nov 3 He had been secretary of ag riculture since 1961 Republican State Chairman Robert Ray had said earlier that he wanted to hire a ful time man to help in the reor ganization of the party which suffered its biggest election de feat in Iowa history last month Our rebuilding hinges on our financial strength Ray said We have been looking for a full time man for the job Ray considers Liddy a rea top notch person and is confi dent the long time Agriculture Department employe can do th job Republicans have not prev ously paid a man for a full tim job to raise money But Ray ha indicated he plans to mak some sharp changes in prev ous GOP policy in an attemp to return his party to power Ray announced earlier that i future campaigns the state cen tral committee will keep tighter rein on committee fund distributed to candidates an also will keep in close contac with office seekers making pol cy statements Ernest Hayes of Mount Pleas ant will continue to serve a GOP state finance chairma without compensation and hel to raise funds The salary to b paid Liddy by the GOP has no been disclosed The job also could be of bene fit to Liddy in any future polit cal activity It would keep hin in contact with Republican across the state Liddy has indicated he ma seek some office two year from now His home town Keosauqua but for severa years he has lived on a sma farm just west of Des Moines He was defeated in the elec tion by Kenneth Owen a Demo crat who farms near Center ville 1500 1250 1000 250 Argentinas doctors strike for pay increase BUENOS AIRES Argentina Wl Doctors in public health hos pitals went on an indefinite strike for higher wages Monday Skeleton crews manned gency wards but the Medical Federation said they would be withdrawn Wednesday if the doctors demands were not met North Iowa Weather outlook Variable and colder with moderate norther ly Monday night and Tuesday Lows Monday night near xero north It south Highs Tuesday in aowth Weather Details en 1 Inside The Globe Editorials Society news 6 Sports news 192 Bowling news 2 Clear Lake news 222 North Iowa news Latest markets 2 Mason City news 285 Comics Transit timetable 34 Classified pages 3435 BRITT FIRE DAMAGE Smoke still pours from a fire which Monday destroyed three twostory brick buildings in the Britt business district The fire was reported about am Firemen from Britt Garner and Kanawha battled the blaze throughout the morning No one was injured Bandits take half a million PATERSON NJ AP Gunmen robbed a bank truck of in cash outside a church rectory Monday after making prisoners of four priests and waiting with them for the trucks arrival The bandits invaded the recto ry of St Anthonys Roman Catholic church about 9 am and handcuffed and bound the three priests They seized t he two truck guards as they arrived dis armed them and then looted the vehicle making their escape by car Police said three gunmen wearing Halloween masks went inside the rectory but they said an alarm had been broadcast for a getaway car carrying pos sibly six men Truck guard Frank Fernandi said that as he and his partner John Godley entered the recto ry a gunman ordered them in side The guards who carry revol vers were handcuffed and left police headquarters from the rectory John Anderson vice president of the First National Bank of Passaic County said the banks vehicle was of the conventional armored type We still dont understand why the alarm didnt go off Anderson said If the doors of the truck are open without the alarm system being shut off then a siren begins The alarm can be turned off manually As the police said if you had a gun ir your back youd turn it off too Perhaps thats what hap pened Anderson said the banks 000 was covered by insurance Fernandi and Godley both about 40 and veteran employes were on a regular Monday route which included cash pickups from three churches and deliv eries of cash to three of the banks branches according to Anderson They started at the banks inside the priests After the rectory with the bandits escaped by car an alarm was telephoned to main office where they pickec up money for the branch banks The had not made any deliv cries to the branches before the holdup Anderson said LBJ keeps his eye on Viet strife JOHNSON CITY Tex AP President Johnson in the midst of budgetcutting efforts ept a close watch Monday on South Viet Nams latest military coup But there was no word from he Texas White House of any specific actions this country may take Press secretary George E leedy disclosed that Johnson efore leaving Washington had a long conference with Secre ary of State Dean Rusk and Jndersecretary George Ball on he Viet Nam situation Reedy told newsmen the Pres dent has fulJ confidence in len Maxwell D Taylor US ambassador who is on the scene n Saigon Asked about reports from Sai that this country has threat ened to review its aid pro gram Reedy said he would not want to comment on specific actions In the latest military coup nsurgent young generals top pled South Viet Nams civilian controlled High National Coun cil x Burch urged to cling to job even if vote is slim WASHINGTON AP Rep William E Miller said after a conference with Sen Barry Goldwater Monday that GOP Chairman Dean Burch should hang onto his job even if he has only a one vote majority of the 132member national commit tee Miller the GOP vice presi dential nominee told a news conference after he and Rep Bob Wilson of California had conferred with Goldwater at his apartment that the presi dential nominee is standing firmly behind Burch Burchj replacement M na tiooal chairman has been de manded by party progressives then would represent only a on the ground he represents a symbol of the disasterous Re publican defeat in the Nov 3 election Former Vice President Rich ard M Nixon Gov George Romney of Michigan and oth ers have said Burch should re sign unless he can turn up a substantial majority in favor of his retention at a Jan 2223 showdown meeting of the na tional committee in Chicago Miller said he does not agree with that viewpoint He said if Burch can summon even a bare majority he should stay on the job because any replacement Confusion reigns Purge in Viet Nam By MALCOLM W BROWNE SAIGON South Viet Nam AP The future of South Viet Namsgovernment and the war against the Viet Cong have been thrown into doubt by a weekend political purge by young Viet namese generals The Young Turks dissolved the High National Council and arrested most of its nine mem bers plus more than 20 other leading politicians US military and diplomatic officers made no official state ment on the crisis the coun trys sixth government upheaval in less than 14 months but American displeasure was evi dent minority of the committee Miller said he had been in formed by Burch that the chair man believes he has majority support at this time The New York congressman added he liopcs the matter wont even be brought toa roll call showdown at the Chicago meeting Wilson who heads the House Congressional mittee said Campaign he agreed Com with Miller that Burch should stay on even if he has only a bare ma jority of the committee Burch did not attend Mondays conference at which future was discussed Johnson was reported busy a the ranch discussing budge cutting with his budget director Kermit Gordon and three Cabi net officers Reedy described Johnson as determined to reduce spending requests as prudently as he can and as far as he can within the limits of efficiency and ef fectiveness Many administration officials in Washington are predicting that by New Years Day John son will have whacked federal spending proposals below billion for the year starting July 1 1965 He has said this will be difficult but he did it last year after making some negative forecasts Those on hand at the ranch included Budget Director Ker mit Gordon Secretary of Com merce Luther H Hodges Secre tary of Labor W Wirlz Secretary of the Interior Stew art L Udull and Dr Donald LBJ Continued wi 2 This power play did not seem railed for said one US official and basically we have to regard these generals as reb els against the duly constituted government Premier Tran Van Huong and Chief of State Phan Khac Suu were still nominally in power In a broadcast proclamation the junta of young generals de clared confidence in and sup port for both men US officials said the latest assertion of ovRrall authority y the military badly damage he civilian governments pos ion Brig Gen Nguyen Chanh Th commander of the 1st Arm orps is the dominant mcmbe of the junta He escaped I ambodia in 1960 after failing i an attempt to overthrow th Ngo Dinh Diem governmcn Since Diems death he has rise rapidly in the Vietnames army Acting with him in Sunday predawn bloodless purge wer Brig Gen Nguyen Cao Ky a force commander Brig Gen Le Nguyen Khang Marin and Brij Thieu lt Corps commander About 70 staff officers who Corps commander Gen Nguyen Van Fourth business saved by firemen By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director BRITT A predawn blaze destroyed nearly a alfblock of the Britt business district Monday Three twostory brick buildings were gutted by ames from a fire of undetermined origin The fire as believed to have started about am A fourth adjoining1 the tore fronts totaled another 88 cot The highway commission office and the Hub Clothiers vcrc both 22 feet wide and readytowear store had a bo t front the 44 iree destroyed was saved y a firewall and nearly 10 ours of efforts by fire icn Destroyed were buildings hous g the district office of the lown tale Highway Commission Wil ons and Hub lothicrs Receiving water dam gc was another twostory brick uilding housing the McEntaffcr ewelry Store Also destroyed by the blaze vere six apartments on the sec nd floor of the three buildings nd the Hancock County Selec we Service Office None of the ccupants of the apartments or ircmen fighting the fire were njured Although the cause of the tire cable running vas not determined officials beUlc allcy bchlnd thc destroyed icve the started in one of he apartments above the high way commission office Thc residents of one of the apart ments had left for a Canadian trip several days ago and Briti Fire Chief Milbern Buster Rapp indicated the blaze maj have started there The building housing the high ivay commission office was owned by Paul Riehm C T Wilson owned the building in which the readytowear store was located Ho had operated Lhe store until selling it to Mike Wilson several months ago The building housing the Hub Cloth iers was owned by B A Kreit ingcr About half of Britt was with out telephone service Monday morning because of the fire A Later Fire Chief Milbern Rapp estimated the damage would total about Because so many telephone incs were put out of order by he fire the Red Cross set up an emergency radio communica ions office Firemen from three Hancock bounty communities battled the ire throughout the morning Be sides the Britt Fire Department rucks and volunteers from Gar ner and Kanawha also helped ighf the fire Building was burned through by the flames Flames also at Allison Iowa Falls Two other North were reported over Iowa fires the week end A fire believed to have been started by an overheated grill caused an estimated damage of to the kitchen of Kennys Cafe about a quarter of a mile south of Iowa Falls on Highway 65 Sunday morning The Iowa Falls Fire department an swered the call The fire started about am Kenneth Whis The firemen were hindered in ton owner of the cafe said he their efforts by a stiff southerly carried some insurance The wind and a water shortage The water shortage was brought about primarily because a waterage pump at the Britt waterworks At 4 pm Sunday the Fam had broken down Saturday nndjiiy Cafe on Allisons Main hadnt been repaired istrect caught fire The origin firefighters drained aW fire is unknown The res remainder of the building suf fered smoke and water dam The school swimming pool in thcirliaurant was closed Sunday The efforts to pour more water on family of the owner Vernon the flames Tomlinson was away at the time of the blaze They had living quarters upstairs over the retaurant A barber shop pool hall and Schultzs TV repair shop in the building to the north were threatened since there was Britt residents were requested to hold water usage to a min imum Monday Also additional water was hauled in trucks from Garner and placed in larye can vass containers at the scene of the fire All three of the buildings were 110 feet long The combined had been assigned to the chief of states office were shipped off under guard to the mountains north of Saigon All had been on the staff of the former chief of state Lt Gen Duong Van Minn ancf had been left at the disposal of his successor The rapid move caught leaders of the Buddhists VIET NAM Continued on Page 1 Shopping days till Christmas no fire wall between the buildings All equipment was moved out and the only damage there was from water U S plane shot down Reportedly ignored warnings CAIRO AP The Egyptian government said Monday a US oil company plane shot down near Alexandria Saturday ig nored repeated orders to land Its American pilot and Scan linavian copilot were killed They were identified only as LIoyt Williams 44 of Texas and Kejel Grup 35 a Scandinavian A US Embassy spokesman said the plane a twinengine Fairchild C82 belonged to the John W Mecom Oil Co of Hous on Tex The plane was on a flight rom Amman Jordan to Benghazi Libya to buy drilling detergent for Mecoms opera tions in Jordan a company spokesman said AP Photofax LEAD VIET PURGE These three generals with a f9urth are in control of Saigon after a bloodless purge of the civilian high national council The leaders are from left Nguyen Chanh Thi First Corps commander Nguyen Cao Ky Air Force commander and IA Nguyen Khang Marine commander SAME Ul
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