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Boone News Republican (Newspaper) - December 23, 1963, Boone, Iowa Weather continued fair thru tues. Lows Mon Nite Ero to 8 above. Highs tues. In 20s. The Boone news Republican dial be 2-1234 a before 6 30 . If you have not received your paper. Saturday a 3 . Vol. Xxv no. 301. Vol. Viii no. 71. Boone Iowa monday evening december 23. 1963. Evening except sunday seven cents fear too die in sea cruise tragedy mourning is ended with ceremonies Washington a thousands of candles burned Bright in the gathering dusk of Washington As the nation ended a months mourning for John f. Kennedy. Sheltered against a biting wind on Winters first Day they symbolized that the late presidents ideals Are still aglow in the world. Bareheaded and costless in Brilliant Winter Sunshine Kennedy had said in his inaugural adress Jan. 20, 1961 a the Energy the Faith the Devotion which we bring to this Endeavor will Light our country and All who server and the glow from that fire can truly Light the bareheaded and costless sunday night president Johnson told More than 14,000 gathered at the Lincoln memorial and the nation by radio and television a thirty Days and a few hours ago John Fitzgerald Kennedy 35th president of the United states died a martyrs death. The world will not forget what he did Here. He will live on in our hearts which will be his thus with the rhythm of Linton a Gettysburg address Johnson marked the end of the 30-Day official period of mourning he had proclaimed on his predecessors assassination nov. 22. An hour and a half later the new president turned a switch to Light the National Christmas tree behind the White House leading the nation in a transition from sorrow to the Joy of Christmas. A on this occasion one year ago a Johnson said a your beloved president John f. Kennedy reminded us that Christmas is the Day when All of us dedicate our thoughts to others when we Are All reminded that mercy and compassion Are the really enduring Virtues when All of us show by Small deeds and by Large that it is More blessed to give than to receive. A so in that spirit tonight let me express to you As your president that one wish that i have As we gather Here. It is a wish that we not lose the closeness and the sense of sharing and the spirit of mercy and compassion which these last few Days have brought for All of to set in motion the solemn symbolic service at the Lincoln memorial three religious leaders a representing the protestant roman Catholic and jewish faiths lit a Torch from the eternal flame near Kennedy a grave in Arlington National cemetery. An open jeep carried them across the memorial Bridge to the Monument where the Torch was used to kindle Johnson scandle and then those held by Cabinet officers supreme court justices and other dignitaries. A was it was too years ago so it is now a Johnson said in his address. A we have been Bent in sorrow but not in purpose. We buried Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy but we did not Bury their dreams or their visions. A they Are our dreams and visions fight for a better life for More people is a legacy to their with the mourning period Over flags throughout the nation that had been lowered to half staff on Kennedy a death Fly again today at staff top. Flags on Capitol Hill will remain at half staff through tuesday however because of the death saturday of rep. Wiliam j. Green jr., a a. Pretty As a pictures readers of the Boone news Republican will find this caption line scattered throughout this special Christmas edition. Many times Mother nature does a wonderful Job of decorating and can outdo most artificial attempts As she laces Snow covers across the scenery of the world. A news Republican photographer John Drew went out and took a number of Boone Homes which might be classed in this Way a pretty As a he also took this picture of the Chicago North Western Railroad High Bridge West of Boone in its wintry setting As a cover picture for the series. Native iowan will head health dept. Des Moines apr the appointment of or. Arthur p. Long a native iowan now living in san Francisco As acting commissioner of the state health department was announced monday by gov. Harold Hughes. Long 55, now is co director of the International Center for medical research at the University of California school of Medicine. He will take Over his Iowa Post in March or april Hughes said. Or. Long fills a vacancy created by the death last summer of or. Edmund Zimmerer. Or. Ralph Heeren head of the division of preventable diseases in the health department will continue As acting commissioner until or. Long arrives. Hughes said he Hopes that with a change in the Law regarding salary or. Long can be appointed health commissioner. Technically he will be acting commissioner and director of local health services at a salary of $19,800. State Law limits the salary of health commissioner at $12,000 a year but puts no pay on the ceiling for the director of local health services. Or. Long was born on a farm near Williamsburg Iowa was graduated from Williamsburg High school and received Bachelor of science and doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Iowa. He also has masters and doctors degrees in Public health from Harvard. Or. Long is married to the former Marion Schell of Waverly. They have two daughters. See margin for Aid Bill 4 a traffic toll a state of Iowa total 1962 636 this Date 1963 702 this Pate 1962 624 4 a Boone county 4 4 total 1962 7 41 4 this Date 1962 a 7 4 this Date 1963 la 4 City of Boone 4 4 total 1962 0 4 this Date. 1962 a 0 4 this Date. 1963 i 4 a name iowan Washington of a Johannes e. N. Jensen 50, a native of Friendsville Iowa and Theodore r. Swem 46, a native of Cedar rapids saturday were named assistant directors for the National Park service by Secretary of the Interior Stewart l. Udall. Washington Iff a the House Defeated today a Resolution that would have allowed a vote later in the Day on the $3-billion Compromise foreign Aid appropriation. The vote on the Resolution was 202 to 105, but it needed support of two thirds of those voting. The count was three votes Short of two thirds. Washington apr House democratic leaders bringing their absent members Back to work by planes predicted they would have enough democrats on hand today to crack Republican opposition and pass the foreign Aid Bill by tuesday at the latest. And that wont be any too soon for president Johnson his prestige on the line and his Texas Holiday delayed. He and aides were said to have kept the White House Telephone lines humming sunday trying to whip up support for the measure in Calls to congressmen. And at least one charter flight was reported picking up congressmen in Texas Louisiana and Georgia who had gone Home Early for Christmas and was speeding them Back to the capital. Who was paying for the flight a and perhaps others a Wasny to Clear. A spokesman denied the White House was paying the Bill. However because of House rules a final vote on the $3 billion Aid appropriations measure was not expected before Christmas eve. But even if the House approves the Bill with its controversial provision on government credit guarantees for sales to soviet bloc countries the Senate still must act. And the senators most of them Home for the holidays have no business scheduled All week and Are not Likely to vote before Friday at the earliest. House democratic Leader Carl Albert of Oklahoma served no Diniz i of see Boone stores open monday nightt19 . Tice that there will be no adjournment until the Bill is approved. Thus no Quick adjournment is in sight for the longest session since the 1950 korean War Congress. And when it comes it will be Little More than a formality for the 1964 edition of the 88th Congress begins Jan. 7. The crucial Issue in the stalemate Over the Compromise foreign Aid appropriation Bill is whether to ban government underwriting of private credit accompanying any shipments to communist countries. The House included such ban but Johnson protested the Senate refused to include the ban in the Bill and a Senate House conference committee eliminated it in drafting a Compromise measure. But in a Long session that did no to break up until before Dawn saturday republicans caught the democratic majority with its ranks slashed by absenteeism and succeeded in forcing the measure Back to the conference committee insisting that the credit ban be included. A further Compromise was reached. This one states that the president can approve credit for sales to communist countries if he found it in a the National interest and reported each Deal to Congress within 30 Days. If the rules committee sends the measure to the floor today the Bill will have to Lay Over for 24 hours unless two thirds of the representatives present and voting approve taking it up without the delay. With the measure tangled in the House Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Mon Tana sent the senators Home. Al though he scheduled Token meetings for tuesday and Friday he promised that no business would be conducted this week. However Mansfield and Republican Leader Everett m. Dirksen of Illinois said that if the House does act they will attempt to round up a majority to Complete final action on the Aid measure. 3 Brothers die in fire flames trap Iowa boys Burlington a three Brothers sleeping late on the first Day of their school vacation for the Christmas Holiday perished monday when fire swept through the second floor of their Home. The victims were the sons of Border guards fire on Man liner catches fire Rescue Crews at work a weather record yesterdays figure up to 8 . Today. High�?5 low�?19 below temp last night�?12 below temp at 6 .�?12 below 4 precipitation none a Mooty seeks re election to his Post Des Moines apr it. Gov William Mooty Grundy Center Republican announced monday that he will seek re election to a third term. The announcement ended speculation that Mooty might make a try for the Republican nomination for governor. Mooty 57, pointed to his experience and said he has a consistently advocated control of state spending to avoid unnecessary increases in taxes in announcing he will seek another term. Mooty said he had considered seeking the gop nomination for governor a every lieutenant governor does a but added a i like the Job in be asked if he thought atty Gen. Evan Hultman would be the Republican candidate for governor Mooty said a i know he Mooty said however that he had not discussed the matter with Hultman. Mooty had supported the Shaff plan of reapportionment which the voters rejected dec. 3. He said monday he has worked consistently for reapportionment but would not comment on any proposed new plan while a suit on the Issue is pending in Federal court. The lieutenant governor said he expects gov. Harold Hughes to Call a special legislative session to consider reapportionment Early next year probably in february. He said he feel a special session should limit its considerations to reapportionment a but you can to do that unless the in e in b e r s of the legislature Mooty a Farmer and businessman received degrees in Liberal arts and Law from the University of Iowa. He served four terms in the Iowa House and the Des Moines press and radio club named him the outstanding state representative in 1957. Mooty is a former Grundy county attorney and was an air corps major in world War ii. Mootye a wife last August brought suit for divorce but the action later was dismissed. The moots have two daughters Marcia 15, and Helen 13, who attend school at Grundy Center. Berlin apr East German guards fired on a Man attempting to flee from East Berlin today As other smiling red guards were admitting West berliners through the Berlin Wall to visit relatives in the communist sector. The communist guards fired to bursts from sub machine guns at a Man apparently trying to struggle through the barbed wire on the Southern outskirts of West Berlin. West Berlin police said they could not see the victim because of poor Early morning Light and heavy fog. But they heard the guards shout a halt halt a this was followed by a fusillade followed by the dreams of a Man. At the Wall in the heart of the City the flow of West berliners dropped sharply today after a weekend Rush. Most people apparently were saving their precious passes to visit relatives in East Berlin during the holidays. Only about 1,300 had passed through the communist control Points two hours after they opened. More than 12,000 went through the Wall during the same period sunday. But at the 12 permit offices in West Berlin about 13,000 persons queued up in freezing weather to apply for permits. West Berlin authorities said most of the passes issued were for the Christmas holidays and new years eve. The official East German news Agency adn reported that 31,000 West berliners crossed into the communist zone Over the weekend bringing to 34,000 the number going Over since the visits began thursday night. For nearly All it was their first reunion with relatives since the communists built the Wall in August 1961. Communist authorities announced they had approved 358,-000 applications for visits. About 800,000 West berliners Are eligible. Queues formed outside the 12 permit offices in Snow covered streets before Midnight More than 13 hours ahead of the i . Opening hour. After receiving the passes the West berliners have to wait a full Day before they can Cross into East Berlin to remain Only until Midnight. The permits Are Only available for West berliners. The communists done to let the East berliners travel the other Way. As on the previous nights there were tearful partings sunday night at the crossing Points As West berliners went Back Home. A there Are enough tears being shed along this Wall to Wash it away a one Man said after leaving his elderly Mother in the red zone. A a it a just like visiting someone in prison a said a Young West Berliner who saw his aged parents. Or. And mrs. Dexter Edward Leaverton. Two other children escaped without injury. Killed were Gary Edward 12 Dexter Edward jr., 5, and Steven Lee. 3. Officers said the boys were in an upstairs bedroom in their pyjamas when the fire broke out about 8 . The Leaver tons daughter Gloria Jean 14, and the youngest child Michael. I were downstairs also in their night clothes. Gloria told officers she heard the boys Yelling and opened a door to the stairway and found it in flames. He said she told the boys to climb onto the roof of a porch but apparently they did not hear her. Gloria took the baby and ran Barefoot in the Snow to the House of a neighbor mrs. Louis Stoucker. Mrs. Stoucker tried to get into the House but was unable to enter the Frame building because of smoke and fire. Mrs. Stoucker called another neighbor Ken g e f f e r a who brought a ladder and tried to enter the boys bedroom. Heavy smoke and flames forced him to Retreat and firemen also were unable to Rescue the boys. Mrs. Leaverton was downtown Christmas shopping at the time officers said and the father was at the j. I. Case co. Where he operates a lathe. Firemen said the fire apparently was started by faulty wiring just below the stairs and the flames apparently quickly spread into the second floor. The lower floor of the rented House was not heavily damaged. A Christmas tree surrounded by presents for the children was not burned. It is starting to warm up now it really get much colder so the weather took a turn and started a warming trend in Boone this monday. Last saturday was the coldest Day of the entire year when the Mercury failed to climb above the Zero Mark. It ranged from i below for a top to 18 below for the minimum Reading. Sunday Wasny to too much better after an 19 below Mark Early in the morning. The Mercury did manage to climb to 5 above Zero during the Early afternoon but started to plunge Back Down at late afternoon. This monday morning the Low was still a minus 12 degrees but the Bright Sun started to do its work and by noon this monday it was 12 degrees above Zero. This was the highest Reading since last wednesday and the Weatherman said the warming trend would continue. The forecast for tonight slow is 5 above Zero. The further Outlook for tuesday Calls for highs ranging from 18 to 25 degrees with partly Cloudy weather on Christmas Day and somewhat warmer. Hold Escapee Bowling Green to. Iii Thomas g. Johnston 19, who escaped from the county jail Al Iowa City last wednesday was being held Here monday. Takes pistol from Ruby witness Dallas a officers took a pistol from a stripper called As a witness today in the Bond hearing for Jack Ruby night club operator who killed the accused Assassin of president Kennedy. The .25-caliber automatic pistol was found under a Scarf in the purse of a strip teaser named Karen Lyn Bennett 19-known As Little Lynn who performs in Ruby a Carousel club. It was found As officers searched witnesses before they were taken into the courtroom to be sworn As a group. The witnesses including miss Ben Nett were sworn then taken into an anteroom to await their Calls to the stand. By Tom Ochiltree associated press writer London apr a raging fire forced 1,016 persons to abandon the Christmas cruise ship Latonia in the Atlantic today. A massive air sea Rescue operation plucked hundreds from the Ocean and More were being saved hourly. A . Air Force report said about too persons were floating in the water and All appeared dead. Aboard the 20,314-ton greek liner when disaster struck sunday night were 651 passengers on a Holiday mostly British but including four americans and a Crew of 395. Reports of the total rescued ranged from 470 to More than 800 but there was a possibility of some duplication. All but the Stern of the ship was ablaze and explosions rocked her 608-foot Lengh when Rescue vessels arrived on the West of Casablanca. The water was dotted with lifeboats and simmers. Great Clouds of smoke rolled up from the red hot Hulk. People wild with Joy waved from lifeboats As rescuers approached. Others struggled to swim As far away from tho Latonia As they could. The water temperature was 64 degrees warm enough to give those in the sea a Chance to survive. Officials of the line believed two babies and 30 to 34 children under 12 were aboard. Some accounts told of mothers tossing children into lifeboats and of parents struggling in the water to keep their children afloat. . And British military planes criss crossed the area spotting swimmers and lifeboats and directing Rescue boats. A . Air Force air Rescue report received in Orlando fla., said a c54 flying Over the area from the azores told of the casualties. It said a the too were wearing life jackets but All appeared to be radio messages told of the dramatic Rescue. The master of the British Tanker Montcalm capt. E. J. Kempton an englishman reported a there Are a lot of people in the water around the burning vessel. We Are picking up As Many As a the vessel was on fire everywhere except for the aft portion a said a radio message from one of three planes from the . 57th air Rescue Squadron based in the azores. A survivors Are in lifeboats and life rafts which have been dropped by . Air Force aircraft. Four vessels Are in the area and Are picking up survivors. About 60 per cent have been picked up so far. A however there Are Many survivors still in the water. The weather in the area is reported other accounts told of hundreds hauled from lifeboats and from the sea onto the decks of ships. The lines spokesman in London said it appeared about 470 persons had been rescued thus far. At that time radio messages from the scene indicated the total saved was considerably higher. The British liner str Theden radioed she had picked up 300 survivors some injured plus some dead. The Argentine freighter Salta was alternately reported to have from 220 to 400 survivors. The British Montcalm said it had too survivors and the Argentine liner Rio Grande another 50. The Salta raced As hard As her engines would Pound for Funchal in Madeira. The British Consul at Funchal said a there is terrible anxiety Here. There were several British schoolboys aboard who were coming from England to spend Christmas with their parents who Are resident business Folk in the Madeira the liners passenger capacity was More than 1,300 persons with Rescue facilities for about 1,400 passengers in 24 lifeboats of different sizes a line spokesman said

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