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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - December 23, 1963, Burlington, Iowa Volume 127�?no. 142the Burlington Hawk Eye phone Plaza 4-8461 Burlington Iowa monday december 23, 1963 18 pages two sections Price t boys die in fire swept Home life on the i Mississippi by s. A. Usually its easy to quarrel with theater ads which proclaim each potboiler that comes along As the greatest in history. A David and Lisa is something else. The plugs for this film have described it As moving unusual Beautiful and Winner of a fistful of International awards. They All seem justified. Orders for a the Torch is passed a the associated press memorial Book of the Kennedy assassination began arriving at the Hawk Eye this morning indicating that our first Supply of this pictures and text will soon be exhausted. Those desiring the Book should place an order this accounted for. Planes Over a a from the azores told of the week. The volume is nearing production and delivery will begin in january. 1,046 leave ship on fire London apr fire and explosions forced 1,046 persons to abandon the Christmas cruise ship Lakonia in the Eastern Atlantic today but at least 750 were plucked from the water in a dramatic air ship Rescue her London agents reported. This left 296 persons in fla., said a c54 flying Over the Santa it was certain to happen and it did. Here a a late letter from an eight year old who lives at 914 Linden and is identified As Blacky Smith. He further labels himself As a a graduated member of the Spaniel chapter of the honorary dedicated dog scholars of whatever that is. The stricken greek liner casualties. It said a the too were said More survivors were wearing life jackets but All a being picked up. A . Air p1 to be Force report said too persons were floating in the water and All dead. Aboard the 20,314-ton Lakonia when disaster struck late sunday night were 651 passengers mostly British or Irish but including four americans. The radio messages told of the dramatic Rescue. The master of the British Tanker Montcalm appeared 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 the passenger list named liner carried a Crew of 395. Theft or americans p. Pilcer of what Blacky wants he or Tes passengers Manv tem Wom Margate England or. And is a new Box with a dirty Pillow passengers Many rur harm of in Lina Hora ii hic Krnc it inv in it Ien and children were bound for mrs l Buchanan or Cowling because his present Box is rot Holiday on the portuguese England and miss e. Driscoll Ting apart. His Rug is All right tie Oriu amp Uei Etc Leonard f n or i a n of h,.rj 4hs�?zv. A Kiiu. Island of Madeira. Of St leonards eng and. Hut he thinks the Pillow would make life softer. He also asks for a Bone and Hopes the neighbors get a new cat. Their present one ignores him. Blacky of course is a dog and �e7o�?~s�is reach the so he promises to leave Santa scene 180 Miles North of Madeira some dog biscuits and water to my is Northwest of Cas. Agents said these addresses blasts Rock ship probably referred to the places All but the Stern of the ship where they signed up for the was ablaze and explosions cruise rocked her 608-foot length by the Blanca. The ship listed heavily to starboard. The water was dotted with lifeboats and swimmers trying to escape the peril of the repeated explosions. 18 crewmen Are saved Morrow night. A a cuff stuff Ray Morrison our trim and Ever Young sex mayor is another of those Happy people who seem to thrive on adversity. Morrison who recently underwent lung surgery is Back As bouncy As Ever and 13 pounds heavier which on him looks Good. Robert Ahrold thinks Burlington a cultural and entertainment activities Are too much slighted in civic promotion. So As anyone who gets an idea Bob has drawn the chamber of Commerce assignment of drafting a brochure outlining what is available Here. It will be distributed with other chamber promotion. General electric has a new twist to encourage handlers children into lifeboats and of a your ship was sinking and the in treating fragile packages with parents struggling in the water Captain ordered the second life care. A handle with Pride a is to keep their children afloat. Boat to get away a Ginestre said Halifax . A eight Een crewmen of the sunken French freighter Douala were Clouds of smoke plucked from the Stormy Atlan great Clouds of smoke rolled tic sunday after spending 27 up from the red hot Hulk. Peo freezing hours in two lifeboats. Pie wild with Joy waved from seven other crewmen died lifeboats As rescuers a and four including capt. Michel preached. Others struggled to Labbe were missing. The storm swim As far away from the a one of the worst to hit Canada Latoina As they could. The wat in recent years a was blamed or temperature was 64 degrees for to other deaths warm enough to give those in chief Engineer Gabriel Sines the sea a Chance to survive. Tre 49, expressed belief the Cap officials of the line believed Tain went Down with the 2,300-two babies and 30 to 34 children ton Douala in a howling storm under 12 were aboard. Some a 35 Miles Southeast of Burgeo counts told of mothers tossing fld. Tragedy was mirrored in the faces of firemen and funeral directors As they removed the bodies of three Leaverton children from the Home in which they died. From left Are Al lining James Sheagren firemen James Anderson and Richard White assistant chief. The Label on the containers which does give you second thoughts the Only flaw being that Pride does go before a fall a town of our acquaintance has embarked this Holiday season on a City wide luminaries Campaign. Luminaries of latin american origin Are made of paper sacks Sand and candles and used to Light the paths to House doors. The City a chamber is trying to persuade All Homes to decorate this simple Way and it could be an effective display. Temperatures to moderate Burlington and All of Iowa will bask in the warmth of near Normal weather for Christmas prophets at the weather station Here report. And none too soon is the response from Cranky residents who had trouble with Cranky cars in the past two weeks of frigid readings. A new Low record was established each of the past three mornings. Today slow Reading was 13 under Zero sundays was minus 12 and saturday it was 15-below. The previous records were set in 1916, including the dec. 23 Mark of 9-below. The prediction fair and not so cold tonight with the Low a a Only around Zero. It will be increasingly Cloudy and warmer tuesday when the High will be in the mid-20�?Ts. Temperatures Normal the five Day forecast holds out Only a slight Chance for More Snow before Christmas. Temperatures will be in the Normal Range of 17 to 37. There was a a a tiny Cloud that gave the Airport weather station a Trace of Snow this morning. Apparently it was a bit of ice fog because Ozark pilots reported skies Clear above too feet. Dodge heir Dies Detroit a Horace e. Dodge jr., 63, Playboy heir to a multimillion Dollar Auto Fortune died sunday after a Long illness. . And British military in port Aux basques fld. Planes criss crossed the a the Captain stayed on Board spotting swimmers and lifeboats but the others dived into the and directing Rescue boats. Sea. They swam but not All of a . Air Force air Rescue them were Able to get into the report received in Orlando bar balks at county plan the Board of supervisors were advised monday that the Des Moines county bar Assn. Is opposed to the proposed zoning ordinance for the county. 40 More than 40 persons were present in the District courtroom As the Board heard objections and suggestions to the ordinance in a final Public hearing session. Once the Board adopts the plan it can Only be altered by the zoning commission. Bars position attorneys Henry Hirsch and Thomas Dailey stated the position of the bar association. Hirsch said that contrary to a sundays Hawk Eye article the bar association is opposed to the ordinance in its present form. The statement in the newspaper said the ordinance has been approved by the lawyers group which suggested an Index to the plan. Milt Distelhorst chairman of the Board of supervisors said the Index has been added. A the Index is helpful a Hirsch said a but the problems Are still Hirsch said the ordinance is a inconsistent vague full of uncertainties and contradictions it can Only cause he recommended that the Board refer the ordinance to Legal counsel for study before acting upon it. Is not opposed to a Good Clear zoning in principle. But it is opposed to an ordinance that would result in confusion among our Dailey also suggested the ordinance be studied More before any action is taken. He said the bar association committee which studied the ordinance previously is willing to work with the Board of supervisors to develop a Clear ordinance. Both attorneys made several suggestions to change various areas of the ordinance. Most the of the suggestions dealt with terminology and definitions. Ken Goldsberry county health Center director suggested some changes in sewer system requirements to bring them in line with the Burlington City ordinance. Goldsberry and the two lawyers were the Only persons at the session who made comments. Further hearing Distelhorst said All the comments would be considered carefully. In answer to a question posed by Dailey Distelhorst said he doubts if another Public hearing would be held in the event the comments made monday Are included in the ordinance. He added however that he is not two women on a Man of year list two women a sister Carman Marie and mrs. Maxine Hale a have been nominated for the Hawk eyes a Man of the year award. Sister Carman Marie is director of nursing services at mercy Hospital Here. Mrs. Hale is custodian of the Jenny Coulter Day Nursery. A sister Carman knows and understands teen agers and realizes that not All Are bad a the person nominating her said. A she gives them a Good Chance to prove themselves by working in Many Fields of Hospital work. Many College students have been helped through school because of her kind help and under a it is impossible a the woman nominating mrs. Hale reported a to know or Tell the full extent of her activities and the countless hours spent in caring for the children of split families and working mothers very Little recognition has been Given sister Carman Marie a letter of nomination continued a i believe this wonderful person who has dedicated her life not Only to the nursing she loves so Well but also to god deserves this for mrs. Hale the student mothers letter stated a knowing my children Are in the hands of As capable a person As mrs. Hale leaves me with a free mind to concentrate on my the Hawk eyes Man of the year will be named sunday dec. 29. Nomination letters will be accepted through Friday. Previous nominees include mayor Al Burrows James Streedbeck John Winegard Gene Bredar Myrtle French Richard Ihne Jack Weaver Dick Mosena Roy Uffelman and Bert Brayton. Four bodies found in plane wreckage Globe Ariz. Apr four bodies have been found at the wreckage of a Light air plane sister saves baby brother by Bob Wilson the spirit of Christmas for the Dexter Leaverton was snuffed out Early monday with the heat and smoke which took the lives of three of their five children in a fire at their Home 722 Lewis. Three of the Leaverton a four sons died in the pre Christmas tragedy. Dead a a staff photos by Bob Wilson testimony to a sad Christmas is a tree surrounded by gifts for children of the Dexter Leaverton family at 722 Lewis framed by a window broken in mondays fire. Are Gary Edward 12. Dexter Edward jr., 5. Steven Lee 3. Two children escaped the 8 . Fire. Gloria Jean 14, fled into to degree below Zero weather carrying the family a youngest child Michael 14 months. The Blaze at the 2-Story Frame Home was blamed on a Short in wiring in the basement directly below an enclosed stairway which runs from the first to the second floor. The bodies of the three boys were found in their second floor bedroom. All were Clad in pyjamas. Leaverton was at work when he fire broke out. He is a lathe operator at j. I. Case co. His wife Mary Lou was Christmas shopping. Gloria a student at James Madison Junior High was watching the children. She and Michael were on the first floor. The remaining youngsters were in an upstairs bed. The girl heard Gary Edward screaming and she rushed to open the door to the stairway. She was met by a mass of flames. Gloria yelled to Gary Edward to take the other two boys out a window and onto the roof of a Side porch. Apparently Gary did not hear her. Gloria ran into the Snow carrying Michael. She was met by mrs. Louis Stoecker 721 Lewis. Mrs. Stoecker had noticed smoke coming from the Leaverton Home. She took Michael and Gloria into her Home than ran across the Street and attempted to enter the Home. The smoke was too thick. Mrs. Stoecker then went to the Home of Kenneth Geffers 1313 s. Seventh. Meanwhile Gloria reported the fire to mrs Fred Clover 728 Lewis who called the alarm to police. Geffers went to the House with a ladder and attempted to enter the bedroom of the boys. He was also forced Back by heavy smoke. Firemen arrived two minutes after Geffers retreated. Asst. Chief Richard White said firemen could see the burning House from two blocks away. He said the boys were dead when firemen got to them. Gloria who left the House Barefoot and in a Nightie was provided with overshoes and a coat by mrs. Stoecker. Firemen had the fire under control within 20 minutes. The Dexter Leaverton or. Gary Leaverton Ruby a stripper has gun Dallas apr 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 aware of the Legal aspects in Dailey said the bar association solving such a hearing. Ending a month Long search for named Karen Lyn Bennett 19�? a missing Gila Bend Ariz., Man known As Little Lynn who per his wife and two of their Chil forms in Ruby a Carousel club Dren. It was found As officers search parties reaching the searched witnesses before they wreckage sunday night Ridenti were taken into the courtroom to fied the dead As Gail Mccoy 41, be sworn As a group. The wit his wife Rotha 38, and their Nesses including miss Bennett shortly after Ruby a arrest mind miss Bennett said Ruby had sent her Money for her rent. She lives in it. Worth. Meanwhile defense attorney Melvin Belli tried to establish whether Dallas police had taken question of homicide capt. Will Fritz. Fritz replied that no one had mentioned a a Man with an inflamed mind at the time plans were being made for the Transfer. Ruby a attorneys have indicate Jaycees to collect Aid the Burlington Jaycees have volunteered to act As a Clearing House for Cash and material donations to the Dexter Leaverton family which lost three children in a fire monday. President James Manard said the two surviving children Blaze destroyed the two upstairs Gloria 14, and Michael 12 rooms a first floor Kitchen and months Are in need of clothing. The stairway. A living room. And a bedroom on the first floor Gona s Sze 1s. Petite suffered smoke and water Michael wears a size. Damage. Manard said the Mother and fire chief Herald Duke said father also need clothing and an Oil stove which was used to the family needs bedding and heat the Home was not connect food. De with the fire. Steven Leaverton arrangements were made for the surviving members of die family to stay temporarily with friends. The bodies of the boys were taken to Elliott Lunning Chapel. Leaverton arrived at the Home before his wife. A Small child who was watching the fire informed Leaverton a your three boys Are still in items to Arion he asked persons wishing to donate to bring items to the Arion club where the Jaycees maintain an office. Persons who can to get to the Arion Are asked to Call the to Hawk eve or Bur. Word will a 7 a a As a it it forwarded to the Jaycees and rated about 30 minutes after the representatives will make Home fire went into Shock at the news to of children a deaths. She p Manard said Cash donations Tzi y a if. Are also appropriate. Leaverton said later his wife _ 2 m monday More than was doing All rights. 15 Caus 0fferjng assistance had been received. Children Ardea la and Rodney were sworn then taken into an Down precautions against a a Man de they will base his defense on with an inflamed mind in pre an insanity plea. His trial is paring for the Transfer of Lee scheduled feb. 3. Harvey Oswald charged with today shearing was confined murder in the assassination of to the Issue whether Ruby held the president from the City in county jail since the shooting jail to the county jail. Of Oswald should be released it was when Oswald was be on Bond ing led from the Dallas City jail sheriff Bill Decker said miss was a student at Grimes ele county Board chairman that Ruby stepped from a crowd Bennett was placed under alimentary. He said the family dear Milt of newsmen and gunned him rest after the pistol was found has lived in the House approx temporary Home county medical examiner or. Evan Peterson pronounced the children dead but did not Rule officially on the cause of death. Leaverton said Gary Edward intercepted letter j Milton Distelhorst 12, formerly of Rockwell City Iowa. Anteroom to await their Calls to the her purse. A she will be mately a year. It was rented insanity plea Likely charged with carrying a con from Art Hartman 2127 sum Belli asked the a inflamed Joealed weapon a he said. Imer. Back to the planning books. Yours Hawk by

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