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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                CHEER FUND GOALMWOOM PREVIOUSLY REPORTED AM AM swi Thornton Club and Alice Plymouth Mary Jo and Sue Ann A Pal KGLO Les Nelson and Family John Evans A Wrealh Tor FEj A Friend Hope F Bemlss Zumbrota Minn Friend In Memory of Louise and Fred Bums Anonymous Elvin Hacen Lake Anonymous HF J McNamirj Davenport A Pioneer Cheer Fund Friend GlobeGazette Pressroom Georje J Be I her off Estate Three Doctor Friends FL Al Maude Jay Linn VlrfJala Sue Patricia Lee Cathy Sterling and Sox 300 SI JOO 5M 100 300 200 10000 2500 IMl THE DAYS TOTAL S X0600 TOTAL CASH GIVING nlXS40 OVER THE TOP BY Cash MIi40 MERCHANDISE GIFTS Roosevelt Neighborhood Girl 7100 Brnwnle Junior Girt Scouts Washington School II01 Universal Study Club IIIOft History Club 10 Pilot Club 15 M Children of St Johns Episcopal Church School J200 Grace EUB Jr Sunday School Class 435 Washington School Buy Scout Troop lit njio VFW Post Auxiliary 30W Twins Club 3000 Central Heights PTA Den 3 Roosevelt Troop 12 Cub Scouts JiM Girl Scouts Troop 4 Wilson Neighborhood S5M Dougherty Domestic Cluti Oildner Clothiers IBOflfl Jefferson Brownie Troop 11 S80 Madison School Junior Scout Troop HfMI Grant Girl Scout Troop 326 HOfl Junior Womens Club 5130 First Christian Church 8th Grade Class XSIi Owen Farmerettes 1A50 Had Fun 1590 Voiture Hi 10 t 8 17134 Bath Bells 4H 500 Eva Stewart ROO Bob and Chuck in Future rlomemakers of America 531 Grandmothers Club 13000 Letter Carriers Auxiliary TOTAL TOTAL CASH ANU MERCHANDISE 1 MSM The newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION UOc One MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 24 W5 Associated Presi Vull Lease Wires VOL 105 No 271 Silent Night in Tension mars holiday Christians set to mark Christmas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As the Christian world pre pared Friday to observe Christ mas war and tension once more marred the celebration ofthe airth of the Prince of Peace In Viet Nam both the United States and its allies on one side and the Communists on the oth er announced the start of a Christmas hours on the American side and 12 on the Communist But the 24 hours acfore were as bloody as ever and US officials expected the war to resume in full violence after midnight Christmas India and Pakistan stood en trenched in hostile positions along their border deadlocked in the Kashmir dispute India also confronted the menace of Communist China whose border troops have been involved in recent shooting incidents with Indian patrols Unrest and fear still stalked the streets of Santo Domingo in the wake of last Aprils revolt in the Dominican Republic In Africa blackruled nations kept up demands that Britain invade Rhodesia and crush the white minority regime The British who limited their reac ion to economic sanctions are worried that the tensions may burst into a race war But as always there were prayers and hopes for peace Pope Paul VI in his annual Christmas broadcast appealed or peace negotiations in Viet Cheer Fund cash total HE Chr i s t ma s Cheer Fund orig inated by our late publisher Lee P Loomis to assist the living who are in need or temporarily down and out this year has been the recipient of a great many memorials to the dead In no small way these gifts in behalf of departed loved ones helped to swell the total cash giving to second highest in the 41year history of this great holiday cause Typical of the memorials was one received on the final day from the estate of the late George J Belberoff A longtime Mason City an Mr Belberoff died earlier this year in California The Cheer Fund was among nine persons and or ganizations mentioned in his will to receive cash sums of varying amounts A check for from the Belberoff estate arrived Friday Thus the Cheer Fund total has been enhanced through the fore sight of Mr Belveroff who over the years saw the good worked in his home town This is typical of the true spirit of Christmas which the Cheer Fund engenders every year from hundreds of business es organizations and individ uals in Mason City and its en virons The final days listing of giv ers shows many other persons and group concerned about the communitys welfare Employes of KGLO donated from its flower fund a generous gesture it makes ey cry year to one of the welfare agencies Three longtime docto friends ngain wanted to be in eluded as did an individual wh gave in memory of a lovec one rather than purchase wreath of flowers for the grave The heartfelt giving assured Miss Doris Bruce of Famil Service Inc of sufficient fund to provide for more than jus the minimum holiday cheer t those in need In addition was contrib uted in the form of merchan disc making the overall tota a booming which ex ceeded last years record by a most It is impossible of course fo the GlobeGazette to persoriall thank each of the givers But in the words of Ray Rorick publisher Our sincer gratitude goes to everybod who participated in this cam paiyn which long ago bee am an institution for Mason City I LBJ family exchanging gifts today JOHNSON CITY Tex AP President Johnson still ploughing through accumulated paper work was ready to open hristmas gifts with his family riday night Traditionally the Johnsons t aside Christmas Eve to open ifts exchanged within the fami None of the gifts was an ounced in advance The President his wife and wo daughters actually got off to running start on the holiday riving Thursday night to his enbvated boyhood home here 5 miles east of the LBJ ranch hear Christmas carols sung y the combined choirs of the owns three hristian Methodist and Bap t Except for the chief exccu ve the family did better than sten Wife Lady Bird sang eartily throughout the occasion she sat beside her husband n a wicker porch swing at the 9th century augnters Lynda 21 and Luci 8 joined the choirs before the erenade was over Johnson dressed very con No Globe on Christmas Day The GlobeGazette in order to give its em ployes a holiday is sus pending publication on Christmas Day To give continuity to comic strips two pages are printed in this issue The management and all the GlobeGazette employes wish you a very Merry Christmas Inside The Globe Editorials Mason City news 67 Latest markets 7 Society news Sports 1514 Church news 1 North Iowa news 2C Clear Lake news 21 Comics 2425 In Viet Nam Francis Cardi nal Spellman flew by helicopter o bring Yuletide greetings to troops of the US Army 1st Di vision Throughout South Viet Nam US troops planned parties for Vietnamese children around heir encampments Americans at home had sent vast stores of toys clothes and Christmas goodies for the little Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky of South Viet Nam issued a Christmas message expressing respect and gratefulness for the sacrifices of the US Aus tralian New Zealand and Ko rean forces that have joined the fight against the Viet Cong In the quiet hills of the Holy Land 15000 Christians were expected to visit Bethlehem where Christ was born In Berlin thousands of Wesl Berliners passed through the Communist wall to bring Christ mas cheer andgifts to relatives in East Berlin ervatively and looking a bit our upon arrival warmed al ic sight of his han 50 to reet him with traditional Ihristmas tunes Before the afterdark affair ras over he hoisted in his arms he llmonthold daughter of the horal director and though she weaked his perhaps ecause of that made believe e was going to carry her away n his waiting sedan But the 5yearold sister of the nfant didnt like this idea and he chased after the President ugging at his trouser leg If thats the way you feel bout it exclaimed Johnson with mock seriousness then anded the baby back to the mother the wife of the Rev Carl Taylor pastor of the First Methodist Church Nearly one in every six inhab tants of Johnson ion on hand for the occasion Another meeting set between Blue Ribbon union Negotiations will continue next week between officials of Blue Ribbon Beef Pack Inc and rep resentatives of the United Pack inghouse Workers of America Joseph Skram vice president and general manager of the plant announced that another meeting between the two parties is scheduled for Wednesday to discuss a labor contract for about 55 production workers at the plant Skram said he didnt know if a federal labor mediator would be on hand for the Wednesday meeting North Iowa Weather outlook Heavy snow warning Snow becoming heavy Friday night accumulating four inches or more Increasing northerly winds 2035 mph with blowing and drifting snow Friday night lows in 20s Snow end ing early Saturday highs ii upper 20s and lower 30s Weather Details On Page 2 Iowas first heavy snow building up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The seasons first heavy jwas building up in Iowa Friday n the nick of time to keep Santas sleigh runners gliding smoothly on his Christmas rounds The Weather Bureau issued a heavy snow warning for the southwest extreme northeas and north central sections am a hazardous driving for other areas of the state The State Highway Commis sion said the more heavily trav eled roads are wet and slush and lesser traveled highways 75 to 100 per cent snow packet nortii and east of a line through Sheldon Pocahontas For Dodge Waterloo and Du buque Tlic forecast said northerlj winds will be increasing reach ing 25 to 40 miles an hour and causing blowing and drifting snow in the west and north Fri day afternoon The snow was expected to be come heavy in the southwes Friday afternoon and in th northeast and north centra counties Friday night with ac cumulations of four inches o more In the southeast rain anc snow were due to change t sleet and snow Friday evening It should be a white Christ mas Saturday with highs in th 20s northwest to the 30s south east tment reenac Fornearly 2000 years this familiar scene of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child has become one of the most symbolic depictions of the true meaning of Christmas With its reenactment the GlobeGazette family wishes its readers and friends a Merry Christmas and thanks them for their support through the year In Biblical costume Mrs Ned C Brandt 125 Parkridge Dr holds Paul Pappajohn son of Mr and Mrs Socrates Pappajohn 304 Beaumont Dr The photo was taken in the Brandt home by Jo Moore Stewart Viet Cong keeping their promise SAIGON Viet Nam A Christmas Eve truco eclared by both the allied armed forces and the in irgent Communist Viet Cony appeared Friday night o have stilled the guns the terror and the slaughter iit has tortured South Viet Nam for years The AmericanSouth Vietnamese decision to stop 11 offensive action for 30 hours went into effect at G 4 am GST and the Play Santa despite own misfortune An anonymous Mason City and Mrs Santa Clans have nade Christmas a little happier or the inmates of the Cerro ordo County jail Each year usl before Christmas they iiarch into the sheriffs office vith a bill for each prisoner They did not miss this year cspite some unfortunate cir tunstances Thursday the an inymous Mrs Glaus arrived a1 iheriff Gerald D Allens office vith a crisp bill Only six prisoners are now in the county jail so she got a refund And probably a welcom refund at that agree Allen an his office deputy Esther Cook Mr Clans is one of the 14 employes who are being du charged Jan 1 at Northwester States Portland Cement Co When this fact was discove cd Mrs Cook attempted to tal Mrs Clans into keeping th money She refused We coui use the money but we want I do this The anbinymous Mr and Mrs Glaus have been doing this fo at least the last 10 years recal Allen and Mrs Cook The onl reason they have given for thei ood will is We just want to1 Not too many years ago 2 prisoners were in the jail a hrislmas time Undaunted b that large number Mr an Mrs Claus shelled out The money is placed in cad prisoners personal propert sack Allen said That way the the prisoners can spend th money however they want to lie added Im sure most of them ap predate the money Many c these men dont have a famil of their own and this way the know that somebody has re membcred them Allen said Remsen man crash victim LE MARS AP Bernar Mcnsen 80 ot Remsen wa killed Thursday night when hi car collided with a car carryin seven persons on Highways and 5 three miles west of here Mcnsen was alone in his auto The other car was driven b Dale Nation 13 of Chcroke lie and his wife Margaret 4 suffered facial lacerations Another passenger Mar Bisch 20 of Cherokee sufferc facial fractures The other fou passengers were not injured m iet Cong seemed to have een faithful to their an ouncecl promise of a 12 our truce as of 7 pm The ceasefire in the embat ed country turned at least ome of it back to the little peo e Most noticeable was the re ction in Saigon the capital lie streets were a mass of hu lanity People who have not been on hese streets perhaps for nonths were out in force with eir children The three million population f Saigon strode out in conft ence as though all of them had card directly about the truce he thousands of Americans in laigon were on the other hand onfined to their billets until awn Christmas day under a urfew imposed Dec 18 The curfew will be lifted at 6 am Saturday The atmosphere wns electric ut loaded with a sense of re ief From the jungles and the out post reports filtering into Sai gon indicated that the ceasefire was just that From An Khe where the US 1st Air Cavalry Division is deployed Associated Press Correspondent Bob Poos reported alls quiet From Da Nang on the north ern coast where the Marines are based in strength the word was of holiday or baked Virginia ham after shrimp cocktails and winding up with mince or pumpkin pie The truce orders went to in antrymen in the jungles to Air Force units that had been strik ng in both North and Soiith Viet Nam and to 7th Fleet carriers plying the South China Sea in support of the ballooning war effort The Communist Viet Cong announced three times on their radio Friday they would un dertake no offensive action or acts of terrorism from Christ mas Eve one hour after the Allied ceasefire started until 7 am Saturday 17 hours before the USSouth Vietnamese truce period ends The Viet Cong had offeree their 12hour truce in a broad cast Dec 7 The Americans and the South Vietnamese countered ivith their longer ceasefire or der earlier this week It remained to be seen if the truce worked But around the world there were expressions of hope that it would be extended after Christmas and would pave the way to peace negotiations All American and Allied units were on the alert and had or ders to react sharply in self de fense The American ceasefire was confined only to a prohibi tion against initiating any new offensive actions Disengage ments from conflict or defense against any obvious threat were clearly within the discretion of VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 ristiinas seldom silent tor US soldier SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST for the American sol dieraway from home in time of war has seldom been as silent as was Christmas night 1776 when Con Pholofax tinental soldiers oars muffled rowed across the icechoked Dela ware River to attack the Hessian outpost at Trenton NJ By HUGH A MULLIGAN SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Sleep in heavenly peace sleeeep in heavenly peace Tonight under the timeless stars in hundreds of sandbag chapels under the rubber trees in lonely special forces camps deep in Viet Cong country in countless jungle clearings around the makeshift altars on the hood of a jeep the sweet sil ver of high pitched Vietnamese voices will unite with sturdy rough American baritones in the beauty of Silent Night i But for the American fighting man away from home in time of war Christmas has seldom been a silent night or a holy night For the soldier in his foxhole peering across a darkened peri meter and listening for the rat Ue of sniper fire peace on earth is a pleasant fantasy printed on a pretty postcard from home At 6 pm last Christmas Eve as lastminute shoppers hurried along Saigons gaily decorated streets a thunderous explosion shattered windows within a five block radius Two hundred pounds of plastic planted in a Jeep by Viet Cong terrorists rocked the sevenstory Brink officers quarters an American billet for majors and colonels located within a block of the main shopping section Two per sons were killed and 107 wounded 65 of them Americans The same silent stars that looked down on the streets of Bethlehem looked tlown an streets littered with dozens of American servicemen and doz ens more Vietnamese women and children maimed and bleeding amid a rubble of shat tered glass and twisted tinsel The peace of Christmas had vanished in a bursting bomb Thus was it ever for the fighting man at Christmasticlc Down through the years in Americas wars the same silent stars have echoed to the mourn ful whine of artillery in a snow heavy sky the tramp of march ing feet aiong lonely roads the dying notes of a distant bugle echoing across scenes of similar havoc Christmas night 1776 Soft in the bitter cold night oars muffled lamps out Ihc boats move out from McKonk eys Ferry into Ihc icechoked 4 Delaware River A snowladen northwest wind howling down from Bowmans Hill molds the great tunic around the shoulders of Gen George Washington still looking for his first major vic tory after taking over the bat tered Continental Army The game is almost up he had written his halfbrother Lawrence a few days before This the surprise attack on the Hessian garrison at Trenton NJ is to be his final thrust By 3 am the last boat has made it to the New Jersey side of the river By 8 am Lt James Monroe later to become the fifth president the new United States is taking the lead company of a Virginia Rcgi Gl YULE Please Torn to Page 2   

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