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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1963, Mason City, Iowa terns Tlit newspaper tUt Mdkts oil North IOWOBS VOL Ml BEUAZETTE Home Edition MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DICIMIER U 1H3 copyThU Paper Two OM CHEEK FUND GOAL ANuriv Oner A MMM Ctijr nlnUU CMjrEtkf My Tricrt Mthferc W Lui 4H Club P A i DUtriet 2M S5M 2M SM 1VH 5N 15M 5M 2W 3M 19M 35M SW MW Her heH KcB Future Batlnesi Leaders of Sock veil HVH Jolly Club Klenne Juita Fertile Cards IBM 3C4 THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE NEEDED S371M Sl4t733 115126 GIVING DAYS LEFT ONLT 7 Cheer Fund gifts big and small HE accom panying a dona t lion Of Khrushchev cuts arms bud LBJ renews NATO vows i fi i PARISvWrPresident Johnsonassured the North Atlantic Alliance Monday that the UnitedStates will maintain itstroop strength in Europe so long as these men are needed kr Johnsons was contained in a message read bySecretary of State Dean Rusk at the opening of NATOs 3day winter ministerial meeting to survey the state of Western defenses and hopes for peace Johnson stressed that his administration would continue thelate President Kennedys strong line of support forNATO Johnson called for a balanced NATO defense pos ture including nuclear and nonnuclear forces which will deter aggression The Presidenl To NATOs continuing fulfillment of this task I pledge myr resources We will keep in Europe the equivalent six American divisions tha giftthatwe are contributing to sucha worthy kfcr I V Yfv IB sure itsfoefed will and not It was signed by the treasurer of the Unit ed Latin American Citizens Lu Thisds just one of the conv forting letters of support that are pouring into the GlobeGa zettes Christmas Cheer fund headquarters as the campaign edges a step closer to its goal of There are others A local office force decided to discontinue ex changing Christmas cards within their of fice and donate an equivalent sum to the Cheer Fund We gladly and willingly want to the hundreds of donors for this worthy cause May God are there so long as are needed and under present circum stances there is no doubi that they will continue to be With hit pfedge the new American President tried to put arrest the speculation tha has been current in Europe since the Big Lift exercise two months ago that a sizable withdrawalof US troops was in Other US officials have also giveiTsuch assurance repeatedly Lift Johnsonsaid USrfulfillmeni of its NATO commitments is t lasting memorial to the stature of President Kennedy But he also called onAmer jcas allies to do their part say I am confident that oural lies will also make contributions to this NATO de fense so that the burdens and responsibilities of partnership fbe equitably shared Military no clear and useful only as it serves political ends Our task is to ensure that remains an effective Yule baskets Individuals and organiza tions planning Christmas baskets arc suggested to con tact Family Service Inc at the First National Bank build ing for clearance of names This will protect against dupli cations and omissions Per sons knowing of families need ing help also should get in touch with Family Service bless the giftsand the givers from two of our most loyal con tributors sMr and Mrs L P Rudd Lake The donations come from rail and typographical unions fra ternal groups members of the clergy schools businesses farm groups and as memorials Another has been receiv ed from thelegacy of Sam Raizes A generous giver to the Cheer Fund during his lifetime he did not want gifts to stop with his death By means of in surance he made provision that the fundis to receive such an amount for a number of years Bring your gift to the GlobeGa zette or mail it to CHRISTMAS CHEER GlobeGazette Mason Ciry Iowa North Iowa Weather outlook Considerable cloudiness with occasional light snow or flurries Monday night Tuesday No M cold Monday night lows zero te 5 below H4gfcs Tuesday 27 Wearhor details on page 2 NATO means for concerting these ends as well as for building that strength British Foreign Secretary Ri chard A Butler was expected to try for new Allied efforts to end the cold war with the So vietUnion He was expected to encounter hesitation from some colleagues The main business of the par ley is to assess EastWest re lations in the aftermath of the limited nuclear testban treaty and the assassination of Presi dent Kennedy Sybil to divorce Richard NEW YORK UPI Mrs Sybil Burton will divorce actor Richard Burton m Mexico Mon day charging her husband treated her cruelly and in humanly by being in the con stant company of another woman Announcement of the divorce action was made by the Bur tons New York attorney Aaron Frosch He flew to Puerto Val larta Mexico whereMrs Bur ton filed for divorce in the Jalisco State Civil Court Frosch said actress Elizabeth Taylor would not be mentioned by name in the suit Lake woman gets 10 years Jean Tay lor 40 of Clear Lake has been sentenced to 10 years at the Womens Reformatory for issu ing forged checks She pleaded guilty in District Court Saturday Sh6 of cashing two forged checks in Belmond and eight in Clarion Authori ties said she also admitted pass ng bad checks in other Iowa and southern Minnesota towns Thompson pleas are denied MINNEAPOLIS UPI Dis trict Judge Rolf Fosseen Mon day denied two newtrial mo tions by Attorney 1 Eugene Thompson 36 convicted of mas terminding the murder for hire ofrhisprettyJheiress wife The judge postponed a hear ing ona third motion for a new trial charging irregularities 6 the jury until Dec 20 i Thompson was found guilty after a sixjweek tria and sentenced tolife imprison mentHe was charged with plotting Jfthe killing of his wife million in insurance anc the love of a darkhairpd mis tress Defence Attorney Hyam gell asked for a new trialt on grounds that the court erred in allowing hearsay evidence by Dick W C Anderson 35 the confessedkiller Anderson saic alleged middleman Norman Mastrian 39 hirfed him for Mrs Thompson and told him Thompson himself iiad hatched the plot Segell also asked for a new trial on grounds that police hadnt obtained search warrants before going into the Thomp son home after the March slaying to investigate Judge Fosseen denied both of those motions But the judge postponed until Dec 20 a hearing on a surprise defense motionfor a new trial that contended there were ir regularities of the sixman six woman jury In connection with that mo iion Segell subpoenaed Bob Miller president of Midwest Patrol Harley Olson sales manager of thefirm and Wil iiam OMeara branch manager for Continental Casualty Co one of the firms that carried accident insurance on Mrs Thompson OMeara who was a witness in the trial said he was casual acquaintance of juror W Michael ODwyer Johnson signs education bill WASHINGTON Johnson signed Monday a bill putting the government in part nership with the nations col eges to help them meet rapidly rising enrollments y the late President John Cennedy to provide federal aid for construction of college classrooms laboratories and li raries REACHED SECOND STORY Racing flood waters from break in Los Angeles Baldwin Hills Reservoir AIR VIEW OF BROKEN RESER VOIR This air view shows how the big Baldwin Hills Reservoir in Los An geles cracked open lower right and CAR DEBRIS TOSSED ASIDE vi auig eHimimenis jcLUge pieces 01 Johnsons pen put an end to wreckage and debris including cars and concrete threeyear struggle launched Pipe like this were carried and tossed aside bv flood tno Ikf A O Uj 1HJUU waters from Los Angeles broken Baldwin Hills Res ervoir Shopping days till Christmas Still streaming by Kennedy grave WASHINGTON UPI The stream of visitors to John F Kennedys grave in Arlington National Cemetery is continuing despite freezing weather Thousands of persons visited the grave Smday while the temperature hovered in the low 30s It is estimated that more than a million mourners have filed past the grave since Kennedy was buried Nov 25 Inside The Globe Editorials Comics t Society news 111203 Sports news 17lt smashed even the second floors of these apartment buildings as they passed million in LA flood LOS ANGELES hundred million gallons of wa ter roared out of a gaping hoi in Baldwin Hills Reservoir leaving three persons dead east million one big unanswered question Why Investigators probed the flood Monday as cleanup crews and heartsick homeowners moved in to clear the stricken area of tons of muck and de iris For some there was nothing o tie done V The giant wall of water from the breaking dam swept of homes away Only tieep eroded gullies Remained where attractive dwellings stood Six tyfour homes were destroyed and 82 were severely damaged More fortunate residents ricked among the ruins of their shattered homes hoping to sal vage items left behind when he order to evacuate disrupted hetranquil neighborhood The big reservoir owned by the Los Angeles be artment of Wafer and Power urst with a mighty roar Satur day afternoon after a small eafc developed earlier in the day The earth shook as huge chunks of earth from the dam collapsed into the hole created y the rushing waters The flood smashed through spilled tons of water to gush down a canyon lined with homes dark area1 beyond severely damaging many 6 blocks in car EDITORS it like to float six the family car H E bulude in the following told to the Associat ed Press and the Long Beach Calif Independent Press how his car was swept away when a reser voir broke in the Baldwin Hills LOS ANGELES dont know howwe did it We float ed six blocks in my car and hit five or six other cars on the way Its a miracle were here My wife Rosanna and I live in an apartment below the Bald win Hills Reservoir My sister Mrs Orise Giguere had come to visit from her apartment next door when we heard heli copters warning everyone to evacuate It was about pm Sat urday The helicopters said the dam was breaking I went out and started the motor on the car and told the girls to hurry up Rosanna looked up the street as she came out and screamed The water is coming She jumped in the car with us and I tried to outrun the water I didnt make it The next thing I knew my new white sedan was hurled in to the air by a horrible force of an ve canyon residen a garden court Latest markets JO Mason City news 202J Clear Lake news 23 transit timetable 21 Classified pyges 2t29 North Iowa newt 30 i I am an amputee and have special controls on my car I ial area hit ipartment development spread hrough two business districts md another residential neigh borhood then piled into a Hood control channel and poured into the ocean about five miles away Up to 10 inches of thick mud covered everything in the path of the water The manyfaceted investiga tion starting today will at tempt to answer Mayor wants to broke Samuel Yorty who know why the dam Thousands of flood victims who want to know who will pay Thousands of other residents living below similar reservoirs and wondering The Small Business Adminis tration declared Baldwin Hills ww VM AliJO kept trying to drive while we disaster available FLOATED c1 turn to page J FLOOD Please turn to page 2 Big hike in food More bread fewer guns MOSCOWUP A cut of 3 per cent in the Soviet military budget and an in crease of 53 per cent inin vestments for consumer goods industries over the next two years were an nounced Monday The new budget sub mitted to the Supreme So viet Parliament re flected Premier Khrush chevs proclaimed goal of giving the Russian people more bread and fewer guris But it was only a modest start in his plans forVgiant boosts in fertiliz er and other consumer in dustrfes in the next seven years With Khrushchev listening Finance Minister Vasily Gar tmzov announced the military budget for would be cut by 600 million mij lion at the official exchange rate A cut had been promised by Khrushchev at the meeting of the Communist Party Cen tral Committee last week Without giving figures na tional planner Pytor Lomako announced additional invest ments in agriculture housing light industry and food process ing in the 196465 period would be 53 per cent higher than in the past twc yearsj The military 1 budget1 for 1964 totals 133billipnrubles fiilion out of a total govern ment expenditure qf 913 bil lion rubles Military spending for 1963 was given as 139 billion rubles Western specialists in Soviet audgets insist that approxi mately half the annual Soviet expenditure is associated with he military about the same roportion as in the United States However there is no immedi ate means of making a clear comparison b e t w e e n Soviet Budgets and American budgets The Soviet budget unlike tha American includes investments in industry which are made by private operators in America The budget proposed by he late President John F Ken nedy for thecurrent fiscal year ipw half gone came to billion of which billion vas earmarked for defense The finance minister empha sized the cutback in military spending will not weaken Rus sias defenses These appropriations will iriable the Soviet Union to maintain its defenses at a level hat would ensure the security of thecountry and the entire Socialist camp hs said Ronald Muff barn leveled NORA SPRINGS lev eled a large barn on the Ronald Muff farm three miles northeast if here Sunday night The names destroyed 3300 ales of hay and straw and a arge quantity of milking equip ment and heavily damaged ilo nearby Muffs livestock ncluding about 50 cows was escued Firemen from Nora Springs ind Rudd fought the fire for bout sixjiours in subzero tem eratures Cause of the blazt vas not determined SAME ;