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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1963, Mason City, Iowa NorUi Iowas Doily Newspaper for Ilit newspaper that makes att North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 103 United PrcMlntenutiOMl MU MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER W3 10c Paper Consists Four SectionsSection No 2M DO Calif AP Frank Sinatra Jr singing son of the famed crooner and film star was abducted by two men at gunpoint Sunday night from his motel room just before he was to go on stage at a casino sheriffs deputies reported Several hours later police ra dio broadcasts alertedall units to look for two men for question ing They were identified as Jo seph James Soiree 23 and Thomas Patrick Keating 21 Officers available to newsmen gave no reason why the men were sought Nor were they identified further In San Francisco however police said Keating and Sorce were wanted for a bank robbery in Long Beach and that they werie escapees from a youth au thority camp at Tracy Calif Authorities said the FBI had been called in on the case Deputies immediately set up roadblocks on mountain roads in Lake Tahoe area already made difficult by three inches of snow Sheriff George Byers of Doug las County Nev said we stiU think they are in the area on the California Nevada border Sinatra is l9 years old Sinatra Sr flew in his twoen gine plane to the area early Mon day from Palm Springs Calif He was to start work Monday young Sinatra is kidnaped inoru of THAn r IB morning at Warner Bros Studio in Los Angeles on the movie and the Seven Hoods Only three months ago he an nounced he would divest himself of Nevada gamblinginterests estimated to be worth about million He pulled out after the Nevada Gaming Control Board accused him of violating state regular tions by enterta iniri g Cbica go underworld figure Sam Gian cana at Sinatras CalNeva Lodge on Lake Tahoe Ironically young Sinatra was touring with a band led by Sam Donahue billed as the Tommy Dorsey Band Sinatra Sr rose to fame with that group and in YOUNG SINATRA KIDNAPED Singeractor Frank Sinatra right is shown with his son Frank Jrin New York City last September his act the younger Sinatra sang his fathers old songs Also ironically young Sinatra sang at Harrahs Lake Tahoe Casino a competitor of his fa thers CalNeva Lodge Dragnet operations were di rected by the El Dorado Calif County sheriffs office because the abduction took place just within the California border Stateline is 60 miles southwest of Reno Joe Foss a trumpeter with the Dorsey band told officers he and Sinatra Jr were eating din ner in Sinatras motel room About pm the telephone rang and Sinatra hung up after a brief conversation At about Foss reported there was a knock on the door and shout of room service Two men one armed with a small revolver burst in asking Wheres the money sher iffs deputies said Foss told them They took the small amount in the two mens wallets then tied and gagged Foss with tape Foss said they also taped Sin atras hands a third man might have been standing outside One man carried a package of some sort he added After forcing Foss to he on the floor the men left with Sinatra Tire tracks heading towards Reno were found later Sinatra is one of the enter tainers three children His mother is Sinatra Srs first wife the former Nancy Barba te who was reported at her Hoi lywood home Gene Evans spokesman for Harrahs Club on the t south shore of Lake Tahbe said young Sinatras room was on the sec one1 floor of the twostory motel separated by a parking lot from the casino The motel is used ex clusively for Harrahs guests Evans said there was no men tion of any possible ransom dur ing the motel room incident One of the men was heard to Please turn to page 2 robe fatal air tragedy YES AND NO RHYMES WITH SNOW Yes its finally here the seasons first snowstorm A passerby presumably disagreed with the Vote NO sign on the side of the former antiShaff Plan head quarters at the corner of 1st NW and Federal and indicated his feelings in the fresh snow on the win dow of a car Winds continue pounding state By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Northwesterly winds ranging up to more than 20 miles an hour continued to pound the state Monday and cause some drifting of the first major snow storm of the season The snow had ended In most of the state with the exception of a few flurries in eastern Iowa But western sections of the state had more than three Inches of snow frpin the blizzard conditions that prevailed over mjch ofthe state Sunday Thft heaviest snowfall report ed was 3V6 inches at Rock Rap Ids and Sibley Three inches of snow fell at Audubon Spencer Humboldt and Lamoni and two North Iowa Weafher outlook Pair colder Monday night Tows 7 to 13 Mostly fair con tinued cold in Weather details en 2 inches fell at Des Moines Ma son City Ottumwa Burlington and Sioux City The sncw Sunday was accom panied by winds that created hazardous driving conditions Traffic on western roads was slowed to almost a standstill by the poor visibility which at times prevented motorists from being able to see the sides of the highway Streets and highways were still slippery Monday from the snow in many parts of the state Traffic accidents caused by the storm Sunday claimed the lives of three persons Skies were clearing in western Iowa early Monday and the Weather Bureau said most of the state will be under clear skies Mon day night i 2000 ATTEND NEW YORK than 2000 persons led by Presi dent Johnson crowded Temple EmanuEl Sunday to attend the funeral of Herbert H Lehman former U S Senator and a four time governor of New York Lehman 85 died Thursday A time for giving Cheer Funds goal ithout the gener osity and team work of the peo ple of Mason City and surrounding area there would be no Christmas Cheer Fund JThis when the idea was suggested by Lee P Lqomis arid its equally true toilay as we launch our 39th annual appeal Thus once again we are ask ing your help in the most re warding of tasks during the hol iday season Vmaking this a happier Christmas for those less fortunate You c a n participate in this heartwarming project by mak ing contributions to the Christ mas Cheer Fund which now is under way Our goal will be the same as last year and several years pre vious The need is as great indeed if not greater than at anytime since World War II said Miss Doris Bruce executive secre tary of Family Service Inc 619 First National Bank build ing which administers the Cheer Fund Miss Bruce has seen poverty sickness misery and loneliness The threats of broken homes continue More often as not it is the children in these cases who are ones who suffer most during a season when good cheer tradi tionally is at its highest The difference between frus trations and happiness to many families will be determined in part if the Cheer Fund reaches its goal she added The GlobeGazette is proud that never once in the Cheer Funds long existence has it failed to reach the objective This is a project in which ev erybody can clubs lodges businessmen school Fill the stocking classes housewives No gift is too large or too small Donations will be used to pro cure presents for underpriv ileged youngsters retired peo ple and those forgotten ones in our hospitals and rest homes Every needy family will be as sured of a complete Christmas The Cheer Fund goes further than just Christmas however Our aim is lasting solutions to theproblems and we will be working with them throughout the year Miss Bruce said Unless otherwise specifically requested gifts will be listed each day with the name and the amount Donors may use ini tials or remain anonymous with a designation such as A Friend The first list of donors will ap pear in the next issue of the GlobeGazette Gifts may be brought to the GlobeGazette of fice or mailed to the following Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa 5040T 5000 guard Johnson in NY visit NEW YORK AP One of the tightest security nets ever wrapped around a president greeted Lyndon B Johnson Sum day in his first trip from Wash ington as chief executive About 5000 policemen detec tives and Secret Service agents were deployed along the route that took Johnson from Idlewild Airport to the funeral of former New York Gov Herbert H Leh man and then to the Waldorf Astoria Towers for a call on ex President Herbert Hoover Not until Johnson reached Temple EmanuEl for the Leh man funeral did the Secret Srvice on a halfhours no tice inform New York police that the President would visit the ailing Hoover Inside The Editorials t Society news 101M2 North Iowa news Sports news Bowling page 17 Comics 18 Clear Lake news 15 Mason City news 2021 Latest markets 21 Transit timetable 26 Classified pages 2627 Studebake to close US plants DETROIT UPI Studei baker Corp will shut down its US automotive assembly lines Tuesday ending more than 61 years as a major au tomotive producer it was learned Monday However there were indica tions Studebaker would con tinue car production in Can ada and market the cars in The company is not dead Studebaker recently has lost money on its automotive op eration but 12 other divisions are operating at a profit com pany sources said They will Studebaker President Byers A Burlingame and top com pany officials were in New York Monday for a board meeting The executives met in South Bend Ind with United Auto Workers Union officials over the weekend to discuss the fate of about 5000 workers who will lose their jobs as a result of the move Burlingame was expected to announce the demise of Stude bakers auto operations Tues day The company has a rich transportation history that traces its roots all the way to covered wagon days Burlingame was unavail able for comment in New York as were other top ex ecutives in South Bend AUTHOR DIES CHICAGO ft Dr Otto Eis enschiml 83 noted chemist author and authority on Lincoln and the Civil War died Satur day SAME AIRLINER BURNS Flames roar wreckage of a PanAmerican airliner which crashed near Elkton Md More pictures on page 3 Stone to be new 12th district judge Jan 1 John F Stone ofMason City will become a judge of Iowas 12th Judicial District Jan 1 succeeding Judge William P Butler who retires Dec 31 The appointment was announced Monday by Gov Harold Hughes Thesalary is a 1 year Stone one of two men certified by the district Judicial Nominating Committee for the post The other was Murray H Finley x As Mason City resident judge Stone in keeping with past prac tice would become juvenile judge at Mason City as part of his duties as district judge j Stone 45 is now a partner fn the law firm of Stone He has practiced law in Mason ty since 1946 with the excep tion of two years of Korean War Army service Stone a native of the Malcom area came here after his gradu ation from the University of Iowa law school as first in his class He served as editor of the Law Review at the school and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Grain bins burn at Crystal Lake CRYSTAL LAKE fire of undetermined origin destroyed the main grain elevator at the H Grain Co in a high wind here Sunday night The value of the structure was estimated at between and by Don Camp bell owner of the company The loss was partially covered by insurance Also destroyed in the blaze which started in the top of the elevator about pm were bushels of soybeans and 000 bushels of corn Another building containing several thousand pounds of coal and standing next to the ele vator also was destroyed A feed bin also close to the ele vator was saved Fire fighting units from Britt Woden and Forest City as well as the Crystal Lake unit battled the windwhipped blaze late into the night Campbell and his wife Helen had purchased the grain com pany from Henry Myhr in Sep tember Before coming to Cry stal Lake they had operated a grain elevator in Mt Pleasant JOHN F STONE honorary scholastic fraternity and Delta Theta Phi legal fra tcrnity He served as an army finance officer in Europe during World War II and was recalled for the Korean War service Tie held the rank of captain Stone was an assistant US district attorney from January to July 1953 He is a member of Wesley Methodist Church the Masonic lodge and veterans and legal or ganizations He was married in 1943 to Marjorie Ziegler San Antonio Tex They live at 213 Kentucky SE and have three sons John 16 Phillip 13 and Robert 2 Stones term as district judge runs to Jan 11967 He can seek reelection in the 1966 general election to keep the position The 12th Judicial District cov ers Bremer Butler Cerro Gor do Floyd Hancock Mitchell Winnebago and Worth counties Stone will be one of four judges who serve the district hearing cases in all eight counties 81 dead as liner plunges Witness says he saw lightning ELKTON Md four engine jet airliner exploded and crashed Sunday night killing all 81 persons aboard Investiga tors lookedfor Monday as police searched for victims in a muddy cornfield The Boeing 707 ofPan Amer ican World Airways plunged to earth in fiery fragments from 5000 feet during storm Witnesses said5 struck by lightning It lightning could cause it said B R Allen of the Civil Aeronautics Board one of two federal officials heading the in vestigation We really cant tell until ws look at the wreckage The plane enroute from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia with 73 of them a crew of eight came down in a stubbled corn field about 15 miles southwest of Wilmington Del near US 40 and the MarylandDelaware Line By good chance about 65 per sonshad stepped safelyoff the plane during a stop in Balti more only a few minutes earli It was a funny noise a sound hae never heard before unbe lievable said Mrs Dean Wil moth who lives in the village of Meadow View near Elkton We knew there would be no survivors out of it because it was just a ball of fire The plane disintegrated in the air Sheriff Edgar Startt said bits of wreckage fell over an area of four square miles The cornfield was a ramsoaked jumble of burning bits of wreck age As officials met to plan their investigation of the tragedy a skirmishlike line of state troopers and sailors from the nearby Bainbridge Md Naval Base moved through the fields The sailors were told to raise their hands when they found anything As hands began popping up whitecoated troopers answered each call tagging the remains and returning them in plastic bags for transportation to a temporary morgue set up in the Elkton National Guard Armory No one could tell how many victims were being found It was seldom that there was any thing large enough to be identi fied at all The Federal Aviation Agency in Washington said the plane was on a holding pattern near the New Castle Del Airport at pm CST awaiting clear ance to approach Philadelphia International Airport Then said Raymond Gregg of Elkton It was just like the sun CRASH turn to page 2 ;