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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Warning of gyps on holidays Dont be a Yule pigeon By JOSEPH KASELOW Ntw York Htrild Tribune Newt Service NEW YORK Along with their Yuletide greetings the Better Business Bureau issues its annual warning Look out for gyps The Christmas con eagerly as a nature lover awaiting the first robin in ths are on the look outfor a you may be it Bureau records show that these sharp operators capitalize on the Christmas rush and the fact that people tend to be more generous more trusting and less likely to turn down a request during the period of fellowship and good cheer Kenneth Willson bureau pres ident advises holiday shoppers to avoid flybynight operators to make Christmas purchases from dealers of known reliabil ity Here are various forms a gyp might take A streetcorner hawker peddling cheap watches per fume gadgets toys ties or oth er shoody merchandise A mailorder firm offer ing toys watches jewelry and other items at a fraction of the retail price Whenthe merchan dise arrives it may be a cheap imitation of the item thought to have been ordered A telephone voice making an irresistible appeal for some unknown charitable organization or a selfdescribed needy in dividual seeking clothing food fuel or funds A glib welldressed sales man harassing business men who buy gifts in quantity at Christmas Sales may be at tempted in offices at factory gates on the street or doorto door In addition experience has shown these recurring schemes Attempts to collect COD on phony packages supposedly for a neighbor who the deliverer says is not home mailorder rackets in which you get a claim stub telling you that the shipper is holding a package which will be sent on return of the stub and a small amount unordered m e r chandise ap peals by unknown charitable organizations with requests for donations for the goods shipped and distribution of courtesy cards for purchasing gifts at dis count from fictitious prices Various perfume hoaxes also are in operation The mosl widespread one involves the sale of wellknown brands of colognes and toilet waters re bottled in small pursesize con tainers and touted as genuine perfumes Other perfume hoaxes involve the use of coun terfeit labels of popular brands on cheap imitations phony pric ing and sales of spray contain ers labeled with initials of na tionally known fragrances Willson gives this advice to Christmas shoppers Ascertain conditions ol sales and obtain guarantees in writing A strange to live in history McAUUFFE One word then victory By FRED S HOFFMAN WASHINGTON AP Even after 20 years the words on the yellowed sheet of paper made the old soldier mad It was the last sentence that lousy last sentence that did it growled Gen Anthony C Mc Auliffe as he reread the German surrender ultimatum delivered to him in surrounded Bastogne The German commander gave McAuliffe two hours to surrender his 101st Airborne Division and the Belgian town it held After that the German warned massed Nazi artillery would annihilate the USA troops in and near Bastogne Then came the German wind up sentence the one that stung McAuiiffe because he felt it held a sneer It said All thserious civil ian losses caused by this artil lery fire would not correspond with the wellknown American humanity On impulse the hardjawed commander of the Battered Bastards of Bastogne replied with one defiant word Nuts That reply made McAuliffe a living legend of World War II Now 66 and retired from the Army and a big chemical com pany the veteran paratroop general talked about the epic siege as he sat in his comforta ble apartment high above a busy Washington avenue Though his hair and bristling eyebrows are iron gray he still wears a chesty air of command The Battle of the Bulge of which the Bastogne siege was a pivotal episode started at dawn 20 years ago Wednesday That was when the badly wounded German army after retreating grudgingly since the Normandy invasion the previous June launched its lastspasm offensive through the snow cloaked Ardennes Forest On Hitlers orders Nazi panzers and infantry drove at the Amer ican line in a bid to split the Allied front and reach Antwerp Before long McAuliffe found himself defending Bastogne a small cobbled village with 14 000 men an assortment of paratroopers tankers artillery men Bastogne was the hub of a very important road net Mc Auliffe said If we denied that town to the Germans it would pretty well destroy their offen sive This he was determined to do By Dec 18 the German ring had closed around Bastogne The American riflemen ma chine gunners and bazooka men NUTS Continued on Page 2 LUETTWITZ He got the message The newspaper that makes al North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER IS 1964 10c a Paper Consists of Two One Associated Press Full Leasa WLrei No 265 Asks Viet aid of NATO Dont expect transient ven dors to be around after Christ mas tor complaints If you order from mail order firms allow three to four weeks for delivery so you can return misrepresented items If you receive unordered merchandise remember you are not obligated to return it or pay for it unless it is used It is best however simply to write not accepted on che wrapper and place it back in the mailbox to be returned In other words Caveat Emp means a Merry Christmas to all and to all watch your step Tobacco king Reynolds dies DARIEN Ga AP Mul timillionaire R J Reynolds whose fortune was made in to bacco died Monday in Lucerne Switzerland an attorney said here Tuesday The attorney Paul Varner said Reynolds 58 moved to Lu rcrne about two years ago when he was stricken with chronic emphysema a lung disease ANNE FRANCIS DIVORCE LOS ANGELES Actress Anne Francis won a divorce from Dr Robert D Abeloff on the grounds of extreme cruelty after testifying in superior court that he was impossible to please North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy and warmer with strong southeast Tuesday night in Wednesday mostly cloudy brief periods of light snow northeast turning colder Cheer Fund giving is accelerated Stocking now begins to fill LED by the donation by officers and employes of the United Home Bank the Christmas Cheer Fund contin ued its accelerated pace that hopefully will lead to meeting the goal of by Thursday Dec 24 The people at United Home traditionally are among the heartiest of givers to this worthy cause They realize the Cheer Fund reflects the true Christ mas those who cannot help themselves The donations offer the as surance that no needy young ster will look to an empty stocking on Christmas morn ing that no adult will go with out something extra or a hearty meal on the table on Christmas Day And there are many other generous givers included in the list The Universal and Veleda study clubs the TAE Club Midland Club Joyce Kilmer are familiar to the Cheer Fund The Cub Scouts and 4H groups are represented also Beryl Lark Kiester Minn always can be counted on too Besides a cash donation Lark brought to the office of Family Service Inc a number of new dolls nnd other toys valued at more than In addition he toted several sleds which he bad reconditioned Our goal could not be met without such generosity You can help by nringing a gift to the GlobeGazette or sending it to CHRISTMAS CHEER GlobeGazette Box 271 Mason City Iowa 50402 AP Baum 66 is rescued by firemen after he was overcome by smoke in a fire which swept an apartment house in Mil waukee Baum and six others including four fire men were overcome by smoke and were treated Briton speaks Outsiders stir Congo M a I I n CHEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED TAE Club Officers and employe of United Home Bank Midland Club Globe Gazette Room Universal study Club Girl Scout Troop 3Nfi Central Heights YON Joyce Kilmer Club Amy and Lon Canditztne Ptrper A Friend Heneieo Homemakers Apollo Nora Springs Friend MadtRon Cub Scouts Iack S Cindy S In Memory of Cyrilla Pamela Kay Veleda Study Club Beryl Lark Kleiter Minn THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE STILL NEEDED Club Club no 1400 10150 iano soo 18ft 2500 a no zna 201 xoo ioo JflOO 500 300 700 lncn 100 100 21100 200 ffl119 SiOSffSl GIVING DAYS LEFT Only 8 2500 2000 1500 UNITED NATIONS NY Minister of State ord Caradon Tuesday blamed much of the Congo trouble on outsiders he said are trying to perpetuate chaos and turn the country into a cockpit for the cold war In a speech before the UN Security Council Lord Caradon did not specifically name the Soviet Union or Red China but tie said the efforts to stir up trouble in the Congo originated outside Africa States and Belgium in the coun cil debate refused to commen on Stevensons blistering rcplj Monday But they plainly did not relish his charge that thej were guilty of irrational irre sponsible insulting and rcpug jnant language ProWestern nations voicec praise for Stevensons speech in which he said many of th countries criticizing the Unitec States are openly supplying mil itary aid to the Congolese re bels The British delegate joined US Ambassador Adlai E Stev enson andBelgian Foreign Min ister PaulHenri Spaak in de fending last months rescue op eration in the Stanleyville area which has been denounced by some African countries as ag gression and motivated by bias against blacks Like Stevenson and Spaak the British representative de plored the injection of black racism into the Congo debate by some of the African dele gates He urged the African nations to put aside politics and per sonal animosities and accept the challenge to restore order and confidence in the Congo The problem he said was pri marily one for them to settle He spoke as African critics of US policy in the Congo mo bilized for a counter blast at Stevensons speech delivered Monday in the council Ambassador Achar Marof of Guinea told newsmen a strategy meeting would be held Tuesday by the 18 African and 4 Asian na tions who have charged before the council that the United States and Belgium committed aggression b sending para troops to rescue whites held by the Congolese rebels Most African delegates who had denounced the United Stevenson told the council th United States had no apologie to make to any state appearin before this council for its par in the operation which rescue 1700 white civilians from th rebels We are proud of our part i saving human lives imperile by the civil war in the Congo he said On the inside Editorials Society news78 Farm news 1 Latest markets 1 Mason City news 141 Clear Lake news 1 North Iowa news 1 Comics Sports news 202 Transit timetable Classified pages 222 Shopping days till Christmas Youth says Berlin was intoxicated On night of street fight By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director ELDORA The jury in the rank W Berlin 111 murder rial here Tuesday heard a de ense witness testify that in his pinion Berlin was intoxicated ae night he had a fight with ames Ward 31 Iowa Falls Berlin 19 West Des Moines s charged with the murder o iVard who died Sept 30 in Iowa Falls five days after his ftgh vith Berlin Charles Obcrmeier 19 St aul Minn one of three youths with Berlin the night of the figh with Ward was the witness who aid Berlin was intoxicated Obermeier a high schoo classmate of Berlin was in low Falls Sept 24 with Berlin ant wo other youths Roger Wykle and Harold Jackson to see an Ellsworth Junior College foot tail game Jackson and Berlin lad attended Ellsworth the pre ious fall In his testimony Obermeier related an evening of beei drinking by all four youths Ob srmeier testified that he Jack son and Berlin had left De Moines about 7 pm Sept 24 On the trip to State Center to lick up Wykle the three hac onsumed two sixpacks of beer After picking up Wykle in State lenter the youths each bough another sixpack of beer anc headed for Iowa Falls at pm During the trip to low Tails each of the four con sumcd about three cans of beer Obermeier testified After arriving at the footbal game in Iowa Falls about pm the four youths watche The Globes Iowa Line The GlobeGaieltei eielujlve lonf distance telephone wire wai inert to rather Information for this he rest of the game and then attended a school dance at Ells worth College The youths left the dance about 11 pm and went to a bar in downtown Iowa Falls where they drank a couple more glasses of beer Obermeier testified After leaving the tavern about pm they went to a pizza house nearby and talked with some Ellsworth college students they knew for about 15 to 20 minutes Obermeier continued They then returned to the tav ern and resumed drinking beer until about 1 am Wykle and Berlin left the tav ern first Obermeier said When Jackson and Obermeier came out of the tavern Wykle and Berlin were across the streei talking to a man later identified as Ward Obermeier described Ward as a big with dark hair Obermeier testified that Ward started at Berlin with clenched fists and hands raised Ward looked mad he continued Berlin backed up several steps Obermeier said and then hit War d knocking him against a car Ward then came again at Ber lin Obermeier said and BERLIN Continued on 2 piiotofH BATTLE REDS IN South Viel Nam Ranger squad runs through a flooded rice paddy in an assault against the enemy in action 100 miles north of Saigon Appeal is made by Rusk World has big stake in Asia PARIS AP Secretary of State Dean Rusk called Tues day for more intimate Allied con sultations on world problems a sympathetic reception to tho concept of an Allied nuclear command and concrete help or the hardpressed South Viet Nam government Rusk told the winter minister ial meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that the United States hopes its allies will give tangible help to South Viet Nam Conference sources quoted Rusk as explaining that the free world has a big stake in devel opments in Southeast Asia Rusk linked the Viet Nam problem with a number of others which he said called for more intimate consultation by the 15 NATO countries He proposed a system of con sultation based on frequent meetings of deputy foreign min isters to allow the Allies to co ordinate their policies earlier Rusk spoke up in favor of the multilateral force concept of mixed manned surface ships armed with nucleartipped Pola ris missiles He said the British variant of this Atlantic nuclear receive full consi deration Rusk along with the foreign ministers of Britain West Ger many Italy and the Nether lands were meeting later Tues day night to discuss ways of ad vancing the Allied nuclear com mand idea Officials said the French were invited to this meeting largely procedural in aim At the meeting the ministers of the five nations are expected to fix a time probably January and a place for fullscale negoti ations on the whole fleet idea The Hague has been mentioned as a possible place The meet ing is expected to be on a de puty foreign ministers level at least until the final phase The United States Britain and West Germany were push ing ahead with private negotia tions here for setting up tha command Rusk went to some pains to explain that Communist aggres sion in Southeast Asia was a problem for all of the free world He then expressed the hope that the nations gathered around the NATO table would help South Viet Nam in any way they could The whole discussion about the fleet has put France out of step with the other NATO al lies France insists on proceeding with development of its nuclear arsenal independently and claims an integrated NATO nu clear command would mean continued US domination of Western Europe BATTLE FLOODS FOR Nam villagers and poaaessions fight swirling flood waters as they swim toward a rescue boat Latest Viet floods have taken 500 lives An early flood killed thousands SAME ;