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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors CHEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Tim and Mike Maiun City Iodre I OOF Brownie Troop IStf In Memory of Mary Kklly JL TA and PJ Janis Karnl Becky and SIMl lM 5IM1 500 liw HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 23 WS Associate Press Kull Lease Wires VOL 10S No 270 May increase draft list 148 Sflfl 5HII lwi I Ml IfilMI iltfl 15XII 151X1 auo iW i AM 1MI IIK years Girl Scout Troop 2KB Portland Lively AC and A0 Karla and Kristlne Crnh Leacue nt Latin American Citizens Council tll The Three Ss Monroe Junior School Students and Faculty A Dentist Friend HLh Grade First Christian Church John Adams Junior High School Student Body In Memory nt Jessie Welsh Mason City Chapter of DECA Pal French Route 1II8 North Delaware Friend Den 7 Pack Clear Lake TylerRyan Furnilure Co Randy Julie and Jackie A Friend In Memory of Con La Gasse Roosevelt Junior High School Klks Lodge Darlene Rod and Jon Wade Alpha Chapter Piano Study Club Bruwnie Troop 10 Maqisnn School Alexander Friend Agnes Hell Clear Lake Around the Clock Laundro mat 5 HI Yield Randy and Cheryl Faujhl alNI Brent Wilson iIKI From Someone Who Is Exceptionally Fortunate IhfM Glenda JIXI In Memory of Marmee iOo Mason City Firefighters Assn iSIHI Jncy and Judy Carolers Molly Batr and Lynn Fuller 171 Marjorle B Smith lWI Roy and Dorothy Irish 31X1 THE DAYS TOTAL S TOTAL TO DATE MKMII GIVING DAYS LEFT ONLY 1 Cheer Fund drive hits ASON CITY simply will not permit one of its f a v o r i t e charities the Christmas Ch e e r Fund to fail This was an expression heard in each of the 40 pre v i o u s the funds existence and is equally true this time Once again the minimum goal has been achieved and sur passed Another wave of great and generous giving has sent the Cheer Fund past the mark with one day the stage for the merriest of Christmases among the needy and temporarily down and out The communitys three public junior high schools proved they have tremendous compassion too Monroe John Adams and Roosevelt Schools combined for of todays impressive to tal Their pennies nickels dimes quarters and dollars came from paper routes baby sitting and allowances money which ordinarily they might have spent on themselves Monroes was the greatest single effort and represents nearly more than a year ago John Adams and Roosevelt also e x ce c d e d last years fine achievements Combined with high schools previously reported to tal the four schools contributed almost Our hats are off to these splendid young people Todays list also finds a num ber of other old friends includ ing the firemen Elks Lodge carolers Molly Bair and Lynn Fuller and a host of Scout church social and professional groups i One point to remember Every additional dollar means that much more Family Service Inc can do to brighten the holidays and enhance its welfare work during the months to come There still is time for you to join in this wonderful spirit of giving Donations will be ac cepted until 10 am Friday Bring them to the GlobeGazette or send it to CHRISTMAS CHEER 271 Mason City SMW North lawo Weather outlook Cloudy Friday Oc cational rain wow and Thursday night in upper 2fe and lower Ms Friday in Weather On 2 4 Jobs available to all leaving cement plant Each of the 144 employes who will be laid off by Northwestern States Portland Cement Co will have an opportunity for employment somewherein Iowa by Jan 1 officials of the Iowa State Employment Service said Thurs day Clyde Prier manager of the Mason City district employment office said he has received inquiries from companies in all sections of the state especially those in cities along the Mississippi River In Mason City I h e employment service expects to be able to offer about 25 jobs im mediately and as many as 20 monthly after that until spring As the cold weather approaches there be come fewer job possibilities locally Prier said In the spring we can provide jobs for any man who wants to work mainly because of con struction The employment service has received ex cellent cooperation locally Prier said We have sent out about 300 letters and made 125 more contacts by telephone Prier said The Mason City employers have most helpful especially in providing leads for jobs Days UiL Many employers who do not need workers now expect to have openings in late January or February Prier added Prier said the 175 employes laid off at Jacob E Decker Sons packing plant will have Assist workers To assist employes working the day shift at Northwestern States Portland Cement Co who are to be laid off the Iowa State Em ployment Service office in Mason City will remain open until 6 pm The office along with most state agencies will not be open Friday the same opportunity for new jobs as men at Northwestern States Most of the Decker em ployes however plan to return to their jobs Prier said Prier said the 144 men laid off are in 11 employment categories Laborers 125 elec trical repairmen 3 heavytruck drivers 2 ma chinist 1 welder 1 machinist repairman 3 miller 4 machine driller 1 power shovel op erator 2 stockkeeper 1 and powerhouse en gineer 1 Out of the total most of the men over 55 or about 44 employes are taking retirement Prier said About 35 applications for work al ready have been received by the employment office Prier said Three men have had definite job offers and plan to start immediately Prier said He pointed out that most of the employes are wait ing until termination of employment Jan 1 leaving Northwestern By waiting until Jan 1 the men will be eligible for unemployment compensation Prier said This is not available if they quit The un employment amounts to roughly a week for about 26 weeks Included in the Iowa firms which have shown an interest in hiring Northwestern States employes are BeltSpeeder Cedar Rapids They need about 30 men and will pay an average of 265 an hour The company starts men in rel atively menial jobs and trains them for higher skills They interviewed here Thursday Alcoa Aluminum Davenport They can use up to 100 employes and pay about an hour Jobs are in production of aluminum irr various stages They will interview here Tues day Rock Island Arsenal Rock Island 111 Jobs in several areas ranging from guards to NORTHWESTERN Turn to Pago 2 Could declare 2 million fit WASHINGTON Defense Department and Selective Service System officials are considering mak ing drafteligible some 2 million men previously re jected as unfit to serve except in an emergency Reporting this Thursday Selective Service offi cials said the military buildup to support the war in Viet Nam may make this necessary within two or Farmers fight 135 surveying AMES The Iowa High way Commission moved Thurs day to combat what it calls uniform and apparently or ganized action by north central Iowa property owners in bar ithree months As of Nov 30 there were 2122918 in this 1Y category We want to look hard at the possibility of using some of these men who maybe barely ilcd to qualify who maybe ere a few pounds under the inimum weight limit or had omc minor physical or mental cfecl one official said It would take a change in the ring Interstate 35 surveyors from their land Many farmers are opposed to the controversial diagonal rout ing of the super highway north ast to Williams to just north of Latimcr and have taken mat ers into their own hands R D Folti the commission survey party chief said he ha jeen informed that 57 Frankli County property owners hav signed up to refuse surve crews permission to enter thei land Foltz said he has been co tacting property owners in 11 affected many either have refused the state access to Sandy Sandy What IS that name tandards to make the 1Ys as a roiip available for rcexamina on and possible induction but vcn now a local board can send p an individual for reexamina on if it has reason to think he ould qualify for induction due o a change in his physical con ition he added Any change in draft standards vould be up to the Pentagon he Selective Service official vould only say that Weve already started having discus sions with defense regarding reconsideration of the 1Ys who lave been examined and found Joe Schlinchvein is only 3X years old but seems to have the same problem which troubles many of his elders The son of Mr and Mrs Leon ard Schlinchvein Clear Lake he visited with Santa on a trip with his parentstoClear Lake Geneva Litzell GlobeGazette photographer happened on scene Inside The Globe IOWA paychecks get cut in January Page 7 Editorials 4 Comics 5 Mason City news 67 Latest markets 7 Society news 8 Sports 910 CubGazette 11 Clear Lake news 1213 North Iowa news 14 Classified pages 1415 Claims HHH will bid tor presidency NEW YORK AP Former President Harry S Truman said Thursday that Vice Presi dent Hubert H Humphrey will Congressmen praise truce WASHINGTON AP Vice o really make the dream of be the Democratic nominee in 1972 presidential And thats not a prediction said Truman Thats a fact He commented while taking his usual companied spend Christmas with daughter soninlaw and morning walk ac by reporters Tru man and his wife are here to their three grandchildren the Clifton Dan iels family Asked about presidential pros pects of the senatorial Kennedy brothers Robert of New Yorl and Edward of Massachusetts Truman replied that either on has the right to try for it President Hubert H Humphrey and congressional leaders hailed Thursday the American order for a 30hour Christmas ceasefire in Viet Nam and ex pressed the hope that it could be a stepping stone to peace nego tiations Senate Democratic Leader dike Mansfield of Montana said e would like to see U S offi ials keep the peace initiative nd offer to extend the cease ire until the Vietnamese1 New Year which begins Jan 21 The peace order issued by len William C Westmoreland commander of U S forces in Viet Nam was announced in Saigon Wednesday night Ear ier the Viet Cong had offered to stop fighting for 12 hours I think the U S counteroffer is a good one and that maybe i could be stretched further Mansfield said Weve go nothing to lose by making an other counterproposal I would like to see us pro pose the possibility of a cease fire to stretch from Christma Eve to Tel the Vietnamese New Year he added Humphrey described In American order as the chanc eacc on earth come true Let us hope that these 30 ours can be used to secure a icrmanent peace the vice iresident said in a telephone nterview from his home in Vavcrly Minn Let us hope he men in Hanoi will use these precious hours to come to the conference table S E IVERSON Objects to project their land or withdrawn per mission previously granted The commissions legal de partment is preparing to seek a judgment in Franklin County District Court at Hampton to gain authority to enter the land involved in order to make more detailed surveys Meanwhile the blocked on the re Humphrey also praised the persistent peace pleas by Pope Paul VI Theres no doubt that the intercession of the Pope has been very helpful As President Johnson has repeatedly said we welcome any efforts that arc made to REACTION Please Turn to Page 2 2 more counties obtain injunctions sorted to aerial photography to make preliminary surveys S E Iverson who farms near Dows and serves as a spokes man for landowners in the area said they hope to stop this highway permanently but dont have much hope Weve asked a lot of ques tions and have gotten no an swers We went to the Slate house in DCS Moincs in Septem ber about this matter and all we got is to be called a bunch of politickcrs Iverson said landowners arc opposed to the diagonal section of 135 because it will reduce qualified for service only in an emergency Standards for the draft have been revised periodically over the years In recent years for example mental aptitude stand ards have been stiffened The reason for considering calling the 1Ys the official added is simply that We are almost completely out of our prime source of manpower the young men in the ages 19 through 25 who are single and pass their physical examina tions It looks as if the draft calls are going to be on the order of 40000 a month plus or minus a couple of thousand depending on enlistments for some time he said adding that Selective Serv ice probably could fill a 30000 man quota with those turning 19 and those whose deferments expire But weve got to turn else where soon it seems to main tain a level of 40000 he said The official listed these six draft categories in order of call 1 Dejinquents that is those who have violated draft laws 2 Volunteers for induction and the 1A and 1AO conscien tious objectors 19 through 25 and single We have almost completely used these up he said The pool of 1As readily available as of Nov 30 was 137 619 including 65366 who had not DBS MOINES AP Two more counties Woodbury and Floyd were counted Thursday on the growing list of Iowa coun ties which have obtained injunc tions against 1965 property tax assessments increased by the State Tax Commission Polk County District Judge Dale S Missildine granted re straining orders Wednesday pre venting the commission from putting into effect new real es tate valuations this year in Woodbury and Floyd Such as property values farm land and chop up sessments arc the basis for col lecting 1066 taxes The two counties contended Ihe proposed changes would de lay next years tax collections and would leave some school districts in a position where they would be unable to pay their bills Injunctions granted previously to a number of other counties were based on similar grounds The Tax Commission had ad justed 1965 assessments in 82 of the slates 99 counties He said they Highway Com mission crews just arent get ling on our land Farmers have bdcn strongly opposed lo the diagonal since early this fall when the High way Commission announced it would change the route of 135 so that the fourlane highway would pass closer to Mason City COMMENTATOR DIES LONDON Dim blcby 52 widely known British Broadcasting Corp commenta tor died Wednesday of cancer Bloody fighting continues as GIs await truce SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US troops and South Vietnamese troops looked ahead Thursday to a 30hour Christmas truce But the fighting continued its bloody course with a 50plane raid on North Viet Nams Uong Bi power plant and ground clashes in which 90 Viet Cong were claimed killed A US spokesman said the power plant 14 miles northeast of Haiphong which supplied 15 per cent of North Viel Nams electricity was completely knocked out But three US planes were shot down one by a surfacetoair missile Allied soldiers welcomed the possibility of a brief rest in the jungle war although there will be no respite in ivigilance against Communist attack The ceasefire ordered by the US and Vietnamese military com mands will begin at 6 pm Fri day and continue until midnight Christmas night There was no immediate re sponse from the Communists to the US extension of the Reds tricc offer But like the Viet Cong offer two weeks ago of a 12hour Christmas truce be ginning at 7 pm Christmas Eve the USSoulh Vietnamese directive lo Ihe troops in Ihe field did not ask for a Commu nist response The Allied com manders said Iheir soldiers would not fire except in self de fense and implied there would be no air raids on North Viet Nam during the 30 hours US Navy planes ran through a barrage of ground fire in the third attack in two weeks on the Uong Bi power plant Two A4 Skyhawks were shot down by conventional antiaircraft fire A twoseat RA5C Vigilante recon naissance fighterbomber was the missiles victim The losses raised the number of planes downed over North Viet Nam since last February to above 160 Pilots sighted the parachutes of two of the four airmen but no rescue was possible because of the location Ihe spokesman said Uong Bi is no more he re ported The earlier attacks were reported to have knocked out the main power units On the ground government forces inflicted losses on the Communists in three actions but the Viet Cong overran an impor tant outpost guarding Route 9 near the North Vietnamese fronlier 420 miles northeast of Saigon The defenders were scattered or killed South Vietnamese troops and their US advisers on a patrol near the Khe Son Special Forc es camp caught a Viet Cong unit in a crossfire Wednesday killing 25 Reds But early Thursday the Communists captured the near by Huong My outpost and fought off a battalion of government reinforcements seeking to re take the position in the rugged mountains near Laos The fighting took place on the northern edge of Roule 0 which leads from the Viet Cong sanc tuary at Tchepone in Laos into VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 been examined Some50 per cent usually do not pass the tests he said 3 Those in class 1A and 1A O but considered not readily available On Nov 30 this group totaled 545331 including 390516 not examined 4 Childless married men 10 25 Some states already are calling these men the official said There were 283552 of them on Nov 30 including 204 197 not examined but the num ber dwindles every day 5 Men 2635 whose obligation was extended because of defer ments when they were younger These total 79600 but We would not gain many men for induction from this group he said 6 1As between and 19 years old ARCHITECT DIES BRYN MAWR Pa AP William H Livingston 67 an architect who designed public buildings in Washington and other Eastern cities died Wednesday He designed the Rayburn Building a unit of the House Office Building complex recently completed in Washing ton SAME DATE1H47M I   

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