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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for me HOME EDITION VOL 91 The That Mokes All North I owons Neighbors MASON CITY IOWA SATUKDAY DECEMBER 5 Hit TM anM M o ruB u Fine print can lead to trouble Property loan schemes work on same idea By BERNARD GAVZER Last in a series NEW YORK GPhLike millions of other Americans you may have a small business or other property that voud just as soon sell If the wrong guygets to you it can be quite you This man may be one of the sharpies in the advance fee scheme a racket which has taken victims for millions of dollars each year In the past the advance fee racket concentrated on alleged sale of property but since some operators were sent to jail there has been a switch to loan schemes Both operate the same way JOHN BURKE the National Better Business Bureau expert on such schemes explains how they work A fasttalking salesman armed with impressivelooking brochures and similar props as sures you that his firm has a buyer for your property or can get you one Herepresents him self as an expert on property values If you place a fair valu of on your property hell invariably tell you that in to days market it can bring or This is natural since the fee and his commission are based on a percentage of the claimed value rather than what it might bring if it were actually sold Fees may run anywhere from to The salesman also says that if no sale is made in 90 days you can get your money back The operators then list the property in glossy im posing catalogs which are sent to some legitimate real estate brokers WHEN YOU complain finally that no sale has been made and a refund has been says Burke you learn the aw ful truth the contract you signed says nothing about guar anteed sale or any refund Be hind the clever contract term inology no matter what the salesman says there isjust one as an advertis ing Because of successful prose cution some operators there has been a switch to allegedly obtaining loans for people who want to improve property or bolster ailing business Burke says this still is worked as an advance fee scheme by some operators It should be pointed out that accepting a fee in connection with sale of business or secur ing loans has been a legitimate of some reputable Sams Me arid hearty Space monkey returned A HIGHLIGHT OF IKES ing President Eisenhower is accompan ied by Donna Carla Gronchi wife of the Italian president as they leave the Photolax banquet room at Romes Quirinal Pal ace Behind them is Mrs John Eisen hower wife of Ikes son Some at tended the big affair continues conferences In Rome ROME OB President Eisen hower discussed Western sum mit prospects Saturday with Italys Premier after pledging to strive for a better life for his grandchildren than he had himself miers office and ended just be fore lunch time WHITE HOUSE press secre tary James C Hagerty told newsmen that Segni and Italian Foreign Minister Giuseppe Pella ID Eisenhower in a jovial mood despite Romes continuing rain met with Prime Minister An tonio Segni to review decisions expected at the Paris Western summit talks Dec 19 The conference with Segni Eisenhowers second since ar riving in Rome Friday lasted nearly two hours at the Pre outlined their views on the ment did not request a role as an observer at the Paris meet ng which is to bring together Eisenhower and the leaders of Britain France and West Ger for many says operation firms Burke THE MAIN difference bej tween the legitimate firms and the sharp operators is that in the case of honest firms the fee usually covers reasonable ex penses The fee essentially is just peanuts and the only way the broker makes money is to make a sale The advance fee sharpies on the other hand make handsome incomes solely on the basis of Burkes recommendations If you need a loan for your business apply to reputable sources such as a bank or simi lar agency If you are turned down find out why If an advance fee operator offers to get you the loan find out if the company repre sents actually gives the loan o if the firm simply provides j service to get a loan Befor signing any contract deman evidence that there are source who will make the loan unde circumstances that the bank 6 other agency refused The NBBB and interested eminent agencies report that victims in the advance fee schemes have been operators of small lunch rooms delicates sens shoe repair shops barber shops and the like We always say that the best way to protect say Burke is to investigate before investing The Better Business Bureau or Chamber of Com merce in your town is ready to help if you are approached by ot these advance fee opera Mason City Partly cloudy Sai urday night low in lower 20s mostly Italian govern ment workers cheered Eisen hower as he emerged and drove directly back to the Quirinal Palace where he is staying during the 48hour Rome visit The President reportedly as sured the Italian leaders the NORFOLK Va the space monkey pioneer of a 55miiehigh rocket flight rode a U S destroyer into port Saturday passed a physi cal examination with flying colors and departed for Texas The destroyer USS Borie steamed into the big naval base here with quartered in the sick bay An Air Force doctor climbed aboard to examine the mon key and happily reported the results to some 20 newsmen crowding the rail of another Goal of Cheer Fund set sought for needy NCE more the Globe Gazette is making its annual appeal to the gen erosity of the peo pie of Mason City and surrounding territory We are asking your help toward making this a happier Christmas for others by contributing to the Christmas Cheer Fund The goal will be the same as last Because of a number of contributing causes including the steel strike the needs are at least as great as last year Because givers have always opened their hearts and met the needs the goal will be reached and passed again ship moored alongside the Borie Hes in good the doctor shouted Sam still in the container which carried him on a his toric flight into space was carried to a waiting station wagon and driven to the naval air station here to be flown to Brooks Air Force Base San Antonio for an intensive series of tests The capsule carried from the Borie by two men was covered with a blanket News men were not allowed on board the Borie and could not see Sam Sam was fished out of the Atlantic F r id a y He was sealed in the capsule which parachuted out of the sky from a Little Joe rocket The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Sam was in fine shape alive and The lit tle fellow chomped down half an apple half an orange and a cup of water after his re covery Sams capsule was similar to the one the first human astronaut will ride into space as part of Project Mercury This test of the device was to see if astronauts could es cape and return to earth if their blastoff into space goes wrong It worked perfectly The bell shaped one ton capsule which housed the smaller cylinder in which Sam was strapped was hoisted from the deck of the Borie by crane loaded on a truck and hauled away to NASA at Lahgley Air Base at nearby Hampton Va sured me iiauan jeaae orthcommg Pans meeting He d states intcnds to that ino Italians Iso reported that the Italians press u lfterlta5ansi ahead determinedly with a pol ave their views of European rf buUding Europes de roblems generally questions Answering rty said the Hag Italian govern many Earlier the President had made his pledge to seek a bet ter life for his grandchildren in short talk at the U S Embassy Several hundred persons STRIKE CONTINUES SANTA WITH SYRINGE BELL finds out whos naughty nice Sonfa turns cop to catch addicts enses against communism Standing before about 900 talian and American employes of the U S Embassy here Ei senhower made a solemn pledge o try to interpret America to other people a little more em phatically a little bit more ac curately than has been The President went to the em bassy directly from laying a wreath at the tomb of Italys un known soldier THIS WAS THE first round of activities on his second rain this year WE BELIEVE THAT the finest tributes to the people of Mason City is the fact that never in the 34 years of the Cheer Funds existence has it failed to reach its goal The fund was started in 1925 at the sug gestion of Lee P Loomis As in other years the fund will be administered by Family Serv ice of which Doris Bruce is executive secretary The rec ord of this organization in effi NEW YORK Claus has his eye on bad boys and girls and he isnt waiting for Christmas Eve to leave sticks stones in their stockings Already Santa has helped ar rest 24 narcotics suspects A rather tired and frowsy Santa stood on Harlem street corners the past two weeks clanging his bell and singing Rudolph the RedNosed Rein In his pockets he carried ciency understanding and comlollipops In his hand he passion makes certain that thej rattled a container for coins funds will be administered in In his head he carried a photo DBS MOINES effort of the DCS Moines Transit Co to whipped day in City From the this Eterna embassy the uch a manner as to bring a great glow of happiness to cores of families Last year the Cheer Fund reached in cash in addi ion to which approximately in merchandise was con ributed The money was used to buy Christmas dinners clothing shoes toys and medical care for President went to Quirinal Pal started his talks with Generally fair and warmerend the 2idayold city busiSegmancj other Italian leaders Sunday high upper 30s strike ended in failure late Fri owa Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday Warmer extreme northwest Saturday night lows 1827 Warmer overstate Sunday highs 30s northeast to 40s southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy and a little warmer Monday Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness warmer Highs Sunday 30 to 42 GlobeGazette weather datai up to 8 a m Saturday dav Maximum Minimum At 8a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 21 21 34 33 CHARGE FILED IOWA CITY WVFrank Scott Iowa City died Friday of in juries suffered two days earlier when struck by a car at a local street intersection A charge ol speeding was filed against the O Schreiber Eisenhower seemedto exud confidence that he would achieve the goal he has set fo limself on this tour o three continents The persistent downpour which attended his arrival Fri day continued but it appeared to have no effect on the Presi dents high spirit He waved smilingly from the rolleddown window of his closed car to ad miring Romans as he rode to and from the wreathlaying ceremony and beamed at shouts of deserving families and gifts for shutins in nursing homes MISS BRUCE herself is most enthusiastic about the Cheer and data file on drug traffick ers Always near Santa were his helpers two downandout loafers When Santa spotted a familiar face in the crowd he would shift his bell from one hand to the other The loafers would saunter over discreetly separate the face from the crowd and search him Sometimes they found that the suspects holiday cheer stemmed from the dope in his which case the sus pect was told the facts of life This was not the real Santa Claus at all but just play Santa namely narcotics squad detective Edward Egan The were detectives Richard Pardo and Salvatore Grosso Friday as Pardo and Grosso closed in on Kathleen Johnson 17 the woman dropped 10 en velopes each containing enough heroin for one injec tion Pardo and Grosso pre tended to overlook the enve lopes but Santa Claus Egan shuffled over and absentmind edly picked them up At a police station the wo man demanded What are you pulling me in for You havent got any evidence Wait til Santy re plied Pardo In another incident a Har lem housewife dropped a coin in Santa Egans cup and held out her hand for lollipop Egan shifted his clattering bell and his helpers moved in Resume steel talks Mediators in move WASHINGTON W Govern ment mediators Saturday promised to offer some steel settlement proposals Saturday at the first facetoface meeting of industry and union negotia jtors held since Tuesday Director Joseph F Finnegan of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said in ad vance Well have some sugges HE DID NOT spell them out but said his team of mediators has been broaching peace plans to both sides right along any way Finnegan explained that separ ate talks he has presidedover daily since last Tuesday with the industry and then the Steel workers Union have been ex ploratory and routine media He said he has been trying to reconcile conflicting cost esti mates with the slide rule boys or the technicians on such matters as insurance and pen sions THERE SEEMED to be little ground to be optimistic for a prompt settlement as called for Thursday night by President Ei senhower The President said the public simply wont stand much longer for continued labor management warfare in the steel industry Vice President Richard M Nixon and Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell discussed the strike situation Friday Neither indicated that any definite course of action was mapped Mitchell said he is hopeful the strike will be settled before ex piration of the courtordered cooling off period Renewal of the 116day strike is threatened when the Taft Hartley injunction expires on Jan 26 on cuts ties with the 40 8 Fund I have reason to feel that way about she said I have seen what this money giv en by the kind people of our community can do in helping others No gift is too large or too small for this fund They may be brought to the GlobeGazette office or mailed to the follow ing Christmas Cheer Care Mason City Iowa Unless otherwise specifically requested gifts will be listed each day withthe name and the amount Donors may use initials or remain anonymous with a designation such as A Greene man victim of crash NASHUA Amos Lewis Ja cobs 86 of rural Greene killed instantly at 8 Sat urday in a collision of his pickup truck and a car at the Powers ville Corner eight miles south of Lane who investigated the acci dent Jacobs driving south at tempted to turn left off the road directly in front of an oncoming car The driver of the car Ger ald Reisem 23 Buffalo Center vine eigin j in j Charles City on the black hospitalized at the Cedar According to Deputy SheriffjValley Hospital Charles City He was not considered in serious condition Chenoweth Son Ambulance took Jacobs body to Nashua where the funeral rites are pend ing Among his survivors are his wife and a brother Art Jacobs Charles City SAME TOPEKA Kan WJ We have no quarrels with the American says John Hobble of Liberal chief of the 40 8 Society That was his reply when asked to comment on the American Legions action in cutting its ties with the fun making 40 8 in a dispute over racial membership re strictions The parent Legion and the 8 have been arguing for years over a 40 8 rule limit ing membership to whites The Legion itself has no racial bars on membership Martin McKncally national commander of the Legion an nounced in Indianapolis Fri day that from now on the 40 8 will be forbidden to use the American Legion name or its emblem in any connection As for the word white in the membership requirement of his organization Hobble said I have no right to change the constitution because we believe in the democratic pro cess Only the delegates can do Opponents of the clause complained it was unAmeri can to block Negro Nisei and other nonwhite veterans from membership in the 100000 mcmber society THE FIRST list of donors will appearin Mondays Globe Gazette They will appear every day until Thursday Dec 24 when the campaign officially closes Contributions to be listed on the 24th should reach the GlobeGazette by 1 that day We want it understood that the Cheer Fund is in no way a replacement for other organiza tions helping to make this a happier Christmas for others Their needs should also be met LENIN TRIALS OVER MOSCOW UPDThe official news agency Tass has reported sea trials of the atomic ice breaker Lenin have been com pleted TRUCK IN WHICH AMOS JACOBS WAS KILLED t ;