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Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Newspaper) - December 23, 1963, Brainerd, Minnesota The Brainerd daily dispatch Quot Tim total mod Kim. Serving Thi Brainerd Trade area a in the heart of the Lake Region _ ass ssh is Brainerd Minnesota monday december 23, 1963 a copy to cents vol. 90-nq. 119 Stel hundreds saved Oetting ready Santa Claus is getting ready to close up shop in Brainerd so that he can make his annual trip to Gladden the hearts of boys and girls the world Over tomorrow and wednesday Christmas Day. Hundreds of boys and girls have visited his Brainerd Headquarters to Tell him what they would like come Christmas eve or Christmas morning. Dispatch photo on Aid Bill House rules committee clears foreign Aid Bill but action is delayed Washington a the House rules committee cleared the controversial foreign Aid Bill today for another House floor fight. But the House Battle May be delayed until tuesday. The committee which had been stymied by absenteeism Over the weekend voted 8-4 for a Resolution to protect the Compromise $3-billion Aid measure from technicalities that could kill it quickly on the floor. A a vote put off Washington apr the House Defeated today a Resolution that would have allowed a vote later in the Day on the $3-billion Compromise for eign 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. The defeat put off the showdown vote on the Aid Bill until tuesday when the Resolution can be adopted by a simple majority vote. A a but Many killed ship tragedy special Christmas rites planned at churches Here Midnight masses candlelight j eral other protestant churches services and other special rites will gather for special rites will Mark Christmas at Many Christmas eve. Brainerd area churches tuesday evening and wednesday. Midnight services Are planned at Catholic and episcopal churches. Members of most lutheran churches As Well As Sev Christmas Day services also Are planned at a number of churches in Brainerd and nearby Points. Many special services and pageants were held sunday in East Berlin guards fire at Man trying to escape by John o. Koehler 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 Pope to carry wooden Cross in Jerusalem Vatican City apr Vatican sources said today Pope Paul i would Start his holy land pilgrimage by carrying a wooden Cross along Jerusalem a via Dolorosa the Street of sorrows trod by Christ As he carried his Cross to his crucifixion. The via Dolorosa will be the roman Catholic rulers first Stop in Jerusalem. He is to arrive Jan. 4 for the 3-Day pilgrimage. The Vatican sources said they did not know How big a Cross Pope Paul would carry. The Pope begins an intensive Christmas and new year season his first As pontiff. The Popes program starts with his Christmas broadcast to the world today. The program will keep him Busy almost daily until Jan. 6, when he returns from the holy land. For the Church the Christmas season runs through Jan. 6, the Holiday of Epiphany which commemorates the baptism of Christ. 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 screams of a Man. Drops sharply 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 Berlin continued on Page 2 Honor of the Christmas festival. Midnight mass St. Francis Catholic churches Midnight mass will Start when the procession enters the Sanctuary at 11 45 . The senior choir will sing Christmas carols starting at 11 30 . Fourth degree knights of Columbus will act As Honor guards at the Midnight mass. Christmas morning masses will be said at 6, 7, 8, 9, to and 11 15 . The children a choir will sing at the to . High mass. Holy eucharist service will be observed at St. Paul a episcopal Church at 11 30 . Christmas eve. A 9 . Service will be held on Christmas Day. Bethlehem lutheran Church will hold a candlelight service starting at la . On Christmas eve. On Christmas Day a to . Festival service will be held. First lutheran Church will hold a family Christmas service at 7 30 . And a candlelight and Carol service starting at la Christmas continued on Page 14 the major Issue at stake is a provision to allow government credit guarantees for the Sale of wheat to Russia. Until tuesday the rules committee Resolution cannot be considered by the House today unless two thirds of the members present vote to take it up or unless no one objects. Otherwise it will go Over until tuesday. Republicans planned to renew their fight to return the measure to a Senate House conference committee in an Effort to delete the wheat Sale financing provision. Even As the rules committee acted there was a continuing Republican democratic Exchange Over who is responsible for the current situation. Gop Leader Charles a Hal Leck of Indiana blamed the democratic leadership for what he called a a completely ridiculous legislative Boycott speaker John w. Mccormack d-mass., blamed the delay on what he called a Republican legislative a group of democrats returned Here today in a chartered plane. President Johnson was reported to have had a hand in arranging for the flight. Democrats continued on Page 3 governor can t miss on Hunting excursion Colusa Calif. Apr gov. Edmund g. Brown of California miss on his weekend Hunting trip with chief Justice Earl Warren of the United states. A the got a Goose with his first shot and after that everything he shot at came Down a said a member of the party. Brown a Democrat and Warren former Republican governor of California went Duck Hunting on a ranch near Colusa in the Sacramento Valley. The pageant of peace Christmas display across from the White House in Washington includes the 71-foot-High National Community Christmas tree and 53 Trees 14 feet High one for each state and the District of Columbia Guam and puerto Rico. They form a big lighted Cross glistening with 16,000 Blue and Green lights and 250 Blue White floodlights. Five 400-Watt Mercury floods bring out the highlights of More than 7,500 red yellow and White bulbs on the National tree. The Trees were lighted by president Johnson last night. A a a a four children die in fire Baltimore apr four children died Early today when fire raged through a sprawling Green Spring Valley estate House. The children a parents mrs. And mrs. Sid Poland a 12-year-old daughter and a House guest fled to safety. Police identified the dead As Star Poland 7, Joel and Donald 5-year-old twins and Norman 3. Police said the fire started in a a a newly built Frame Wing of the j try Jonelson House where the four children new York apr Adlai e nation ends mourning lights Christmas Trees by Barry Schweid i bareheaded and costless in Washington apr thou Brilliant Winter Sunshine Kenne Sands of candles burned Bright by had said in his inaugural and in the gathering dusk of Wash Iress an 20, 1961 a the ener in ton As the nation ended a j 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 vandals ruin Christmas gifts in Minneapolis Minneapolis apr vandals entered the offices of volunteers of America Early today and ruined thousands of dollars Worth of gifts to have been Dis capt. Adrian Lundberg said teen agers from Church youth groups had spent hours wrapping toys and clothing for Dis the world. Adlai would run if asked by the Faith the Devotion which to baited to needy families. We bring to this Endeavor will Light our country and All who server and the glow from that fire can truly Light the martyrs death bareheaded a i costless sunday night president Johnson told More than 14,000 gathered at the Lincoln memorial and the nation by radio and Televik 1,046 forced to quit vessel in Atlantic by Tom Ochiltree London apr fire and explosions forced 1,046 persons to abandon the Christmas cruise ship Lakonig in the Eastern Atlantic today but at least 750 were plucked from the water in a dramatic air Shi Rescue her London agents reported. This left 2c6 persons unaccounted for. Planes Ove the stricken greek liner said More survivors were being picked up. A . Air Force report said too persons were floating in the water and All appeared dead 651 passengers aboard the 20,314-ton Lakonia when disaster struck late sunday night were 651 passengers mostly British or Irish but including four americans. The liner carried a Crew of 395. The passengers Many of them women and children were bound for a Gay Holiday on the portuguese Island of Madeira. All but the Stem of the ship was ablaze and explosions rocked her 608-foot length by the time Rescue vessels reached the scene 180 Miles North of Madeira and 550 Miles Northwest of Casablanca. Lists heavily the ship listed heavily to starboard. The water was dotted with lifeboats and swimmers trying to escape the peril of the repeated explosions. 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 the Lakonia 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. Planes direct Rescue 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 Tributino today and tuesday the gifts were ripped open dramatic Rescue. The master of Sion a thirty Days and a few hours ago John Fitzgerald Kennedy 35th president of the United states died a martyrs soiled smeared with glue and the British Tanker Montcalm strewn about along with the capt. E. J. Kempton an eng Santa Claus suits used by vol Lishman reported unters who stand on Street Cor a a there Are a lot of people in were sleeping the twins police said apparently tried to escape. Their bodies were found slumped behind their closed bedroom door. The other two probably never awakened police said. They were still in bed when firemen fo1 id them. Cardinal in new zealand Auckland new zealand apr Francis Cardinal Spellman roman Catholic archbishop of new York left Christchurch by Navy plane today to spend Christmas Day at the South pole. Warmer weather arrives in this area As storms paralyse Southern states warmer weather was bringing cheer to the upper Midwest today while Snow and sleet paralysed much of the South. Brainerd a morning temperature was above Zero today at 8 . For the first time in nearly two weeks and was expected to climb higher during the Day. Low tonight is expected to be above Zero. Temperatures pushed into the 20s and 30s in the Dakotas during the night with the moderation to be in effect All Over the Region by Christmas eve. Five Day forecasts Call for temperatures averaging mostly at or above Normal through saturday with a Mere scattering of Light Snow. In the South the Snow and sleet closed airports and some highways As temperatures dropped to the freezing Mark As far South As Florida. Many areas expected their first White Christmas in years. Arkansas and Tennessee reported heavy snowfalls. Tennessee was covered by Snow which spread eastward from Memphis. Roads were closed in an 80-mile radius of Memphis and air traffic was halted. Memphis police said traffic was tangled mostly by motorists who ventured out without chains. A taxi service was set up by police to carry doctors and other emergency personnel to hospitals. The Snow and ice storm which moved across Mississippi dropped temperatures and piled up Snow making some highways and Bridges virtually impassable. Accumulations of up to 12 inches were reported in the Northwestern Corner of Mississippi. The Highway patrol said All major highways out of Jackson miss., were icy and virtually impassable. . 61 from Vicksburg North to Memphis was a almost a solid Sheet of ice a the patrol said. Louisiana also reported Frez ing rain and hazardous highways. Weather continued on Page 3 Stevenson says he wont seek the democratic nomination for vice president but hell run if president Johnson asks him and if a it was both compatible with my health and any other death. The world will not forget what he did Here. He will live on in our hearts which will be his ners to collect funds for the the water around the burning Christmas drive. J vessel. Wear picking up As other offices in the building Many As also were entered. In the midst a the vessel was on fire every of the mess in the volunteers office stood a Small sign from j a Chimney shaped collection Box a help make Christmas thus with the rhythm of Lin coins Gettysburg address. Johnson marked the end of g a App quote try. In a. 1 were stolen Lundberg said. To 30-Day official period of mourn a ice were invest Latinek Stevenson u. S. Ambassador my he had proclaimed on his to the United nations added that Johnson Hadnot asked him. Fire continued on Page 3 weather a the president will make his decision As to whom he wants to run for vice president with him probably not until the time of the democratic convention next August after the republicans have selected their ticket a said Stevenson in a television interview no cd so meet the press. A so it seems to me totally premature at this time to be speculating about whom he might Kennedy continued on Page 3 Minnesota variable Clou. Diness and warmer tonight investigating. And tuesday Low tonight 5-15 the volunteers have offices in j East 12-25 West High tues the hospitality House at 9th and Day 28-38. Hennepin. New zealand quake a ii i n police said there was no Mon causes much damage Jey in the rectory. Auckland new zealand police said Roger Binette 21, apr an earthquake s h o o k. Shot and killed himself after to North Auckland Early today four killed in robbery attempt in Church rectory Ottawa apr four persons Tai murder and if convicted will were shot to death sunday when get a life prison sentence. Minors two armed Brothers apparently cannot be hanged for capital tried to steal the collection Box murder in Canada. Is from a roman Catholic rec the youths parents. Or. And tory in Ottawa while mass was mrs. Leo Binette were attend being celebrated in the Church ing noon mass in the Church of next door. A fifth person was Christ the King. The father j wounded slightly. Rushed with other men in the congregation to the rectory and ducked Back As bullets flew. He did not know who was inside. Local weather maximum and minimum for 24 hours preceding 8 a. In. Today maximum. To Low .�?17 sunday morning 8 a. In. Today. 4 year ago today maximum. 33 minimum .�?16 the shooting also took the damaging chimneys bursting water pipes and smashing windows and crockery. It demolished the theory that the area North of Whangarei is the Only earthquake free Region of new zealand. Lice and parishioners cornered ves of Klercker of Sher him and his brother Reginald Brooke que scoutmaster of 17, in an upper floor of the rectory. The parishes boy scout troop Alberte Guindon about 45, a detective persuaded regi housekeeper and Niece of the Bald to surrender after parishioners surrounded the building. Reginald was charged with Capi Parish priest the Rev. Robbery continued on Page 3 Guil extended forecast Minnesota temperatures will average near seasonal normals South 5-10 degrees above Normal Central and North through saturday. Warmer tuesday minor changes midweek cooler again by weekend. Precipitation will average .15 Inch extreme North to Little or none South. Normal highs 14-22 North 21-29 South Normal lows 8 below to 3 above North 2-11 above South

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