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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Cheerfund lags Only 5 days left A big pusK is needed ILL this be the first time in the 40 year exist e n c e of the Christmas Cheer Fund that i wont meet the goal Just five giving days re main and the fund still has no reached the halfway point to ward the objective of on Dec 24 Onlya decided stepup in the rate of giving in the final days an average of i day will assure Family Serv ice Inc sufficient funds tc make this a happy Christmas for every one of Mason Citys needy families The total giving to date 490 is almost behind last years pace Those who have made gifts have done so very generously as Fridays list testifies Bu there obviously are many stil to be heard from Businesses and organizations that have collections under way among their employes a n c friends are urged to wind them upas soon as possible Those firms gifts of their own should get them in the mai at once With the experience of 39 years of successfullymet goal to draw from Family Service knows it will not be let down Thus it is proceeding with ar rangements for gift and food certificates in the necessary amounts Farmers Feed Grain Com pany again proved its concern in caring for needy children and adults by contributing Queen Rebekah Lodge Plumb ers and Steamfitters union and a friend each gave The smaller gifts are equally ap preciated such as Jefferson Brownie Troop 14s novel paper Christmas tree to which was at tached in dimes From Mr and Mrs Ritter Clear Lake came this note Enclosed is our annual gift of in memory of our son We are happy to have a part in helping to make this Christmas a more joyous one for those in need You can join in this happy procession by bringing your gif to the GlobeGazette or mailing it to CHRISTMAS CHEER GlobeGazette Box 271 Mason City Iowa 50402 CHEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 1T1S3 Jefferson Brownie Troop If A Friend Mrs Oscar Oflmo Joice Laura Martin Karen Paul and Fred The Hansons Queen Rebekah Lodge 106 From Someone More Fortunate Anonymous Daughters of the Land 4H Club Two Sheffield Friends Hclpalot Club Farmers Feed Si Grain Co Anonymous Plumbers and Steamfitlera Local 405 1 Anonymous VH Club In memory of Larry Dean Hitler A Northwood Friend Blbby Nancy Jean Karl and Eddie Mascia Club TJ and 1 11 Plus Just a Grandchildren from Fort Dodge lOfl 31101 lflO 500 100 200 1000 200 300 200 200 5DOO 300 1001 nllll 200 inoo 100 200 200 flOII 100 300 THE DAYS TOTAI TOTAL TO DATE 14HOfU STILL NEEDED 1MW17 GIVING DAYS LEFT ONLY Wilson plan for Aforce backed LONDON By a 10vote margin Prime Minister Harold Wilson won House of Commons support Thursday for his plan to organize an Atlantic nuclear force The Liberals voted with the Laborites Sir Alec DouglasHome lerj the Conservative opposition with the contention Wilsons plan is strategically worthless North Iowa Weather outlook Clear and not cold Fri day night lows to i above Saturday partly cloudy north fair south warmer and some what windy highs tt22 Details on 2 i The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL m MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 18 1964 UOc t Paper Consists ot Two One Ajjoclated Preu Vull No claims 20 elderly Its a mystery Demos Yule cards bear Goldwaters name ATLANTA AP Demo cratic Gov Carl E Sanders Christmas cards were turning into collectors items Friday as investigators tried to solve the mystery of the name water in tiny letters on the cards The governor was miffed the student who created the etching of the Georgia governors mansion was puzzled and there was talk of disciplinary action if a culprit could be found The Goldwater was discov ered Thursday etched among tree branches on the front of an estimated 12000 cards mailed by the staunch Democrat whose state for the first time sup ported a Republican presiden tial candidate Sen Barry Gold water last November Sanders displayed a mixture of amusement and irritation when he discovered what had happened an aide said But the governor emphasized the additionaJ lettering was so small it did not change the in tent of the card one bit It still says Merry Christmas from the Sanders family to their friends he pointed out The etching was drawn by Ken Williams a graduate art stu dent at the University of Geor gia who was recommended by the university to do the job Williams said flatly that he did not add the Goldwater let tering to the etching but saw it on the plate before he mailed it I didnt know what to do about it so I didnt do any thing said the student whose home is in Melbourne Fla Lamar Dodd head of the uni versitys art department de scribed Williams as an out standing honor student I would like to clear up this mys tery and it is a mystery said Dodd He added hat if faith has been broken or if the matter involves a question of integrity there was a possibility the uni versitys disciplinary committee might look into the situation In any case the governors Christmas cards are much in demand One capitol source pointed out most of the cards went to Dem ocrats and said They might make a killing by selling them to Republi cans SCALPED Robbers staged a daylight holdup of a Denver stove special izing in ladies wigs The holdup men made off with 110 wigs with a retail value according to store owner Bruce Smith of Miss Christina Banker manager of the store was tied up by the robbers who then removed the wigs from the mannequins The wig in the photo was placed there by Smith as he prepared to display hairpieces not taken in the holdup Some of the wigs have a retail value of each Britain postpones payment on loans from Canada US LONDON AP Britain an nounced Friday postponement of installment payments totaling at the year postwar American and Canadian loans The action was disclosed by Chancellor of the Exchequer James Caliaghan in this written answer to a House of Commons questioner The government has dccid d to take advantage of the de erment provision in the finan cial agreements dated March 6 957 in respect of the 1964 in stallments and have advised the wo governments accordingly Under the 1957 arrangement cepted Fridays decision It is the British have the right to the third postponement of inter postpone installments of princiest and principal payments since pal and interest repayments on 1957 the loans These installments then are to be tacked on to the t J said that Br end of the period of the loan which now runs to 2002 Britains seriously adverse trade balance is the reason for the labor governments decision to defer the installments The AmericanCanadian loans for postwar reconstruction alto gether involved more than billion The United States and Cana da are understood to have ac Reports 263 are delinquent in tax DES MOINES A Polk Jounty grand jury has reported that 263 persons on the public payrolls in Iowa are considered delinquent in paying state in come taxes In completing its probe of al leged evasions the grand jury Thursday returned no criminal indictments but said in its final report It is our opinion that a state withholding tax would do much to improve the collection of taxes throughout the state Im proved use of computers would assist in the processing of re that personality clashes have to some extent interfered with the administration of the Iowa Tax Commission Commission members and employes were questioned dur ing the grand jury invesliga tion ordered last June by Dis trict Judge Dring Needham The 263 public employes were among 3539 lowans whose 1963 state income tax accounts were considered delinquent and put in the hands of the commis sions collection personnel State officials said they still will check t h o us a n d s of ac turns more rapidly and effi ciently jcounts of other lowans for pos We have cause to delinquencies tains postponement of the pay ment would be a factor in push ing the US balance of pay ments deficit somewhat higher than the S2 billion expected a few weeks ago The payment due the United States is about S138 million The Treasury said because of the improvement thus far achieved in the US balance of payments the British deferral of its debt repayment will not lave seriously harmful effect in this one year However this deferral will be a factor push ing the US deficit in its bal ance of payments somewhat higher than the billion we had earlier anticipated This development empha sizes the continuing need for the United States to achieve further improvement in all other sectors contributing to its balance of payments deficit Inside The Globe Editorials Clear Lake news 6 Mason City news 19 Latest markets 9 North Iowa news 10 1112 Television news 13M Society news 1514 Comics 17 Transit tfmatablt II Classified pages li19 Sentence two in spy trial Long terms in prison NEWARK N J Ameri an engineer and a Russian ihauffeur convicted of conspir ing to spy for Russia were sentenced to long prison terms Friday after again protesting their innocence in court They could have received death sent inces The engineer John W Butenko was sentenced to 30 years im prisonment on the charge and drew two fiveyear concurrent terms on other charges A 20year sentence was im posed on the Russian Igor Ivanov on the espionage con spiracy charge He also was given five years to be served concurrently on a second count In addition to the main charge the two were convicted of conspiring to violate the law requiring registration of foreign agents Butenko also was con victed of acting as an unregis tered agent of the Soviet Union Prior to the sentencing by Federal Court Judge Anthony T Augelli the defendants were asked if they had any state ments to make to the court Butenko 39 thanked the court and his counsel and said I realize I have been found guilty according to our form of justice by a jury However I know I am innocent I have done noth ing to harm the security of the country I just want to ask the court for mercy and clemency Butenko said I hope that someday time will vindicate me Butenkos attorney Raymond Brown asked the court after the sentencing to set a bail for Butenko pending an appeal Augelli denied the motion Butenko has been in Hudson bounty Jail without bail since iis arrest in October 1963 Ivanov 34 who has said he does not speak English made his statement through an inter preter I a sentence at a time came to this country to work as a chauffeur Ivanov said And I worked here only as a chauffeur During my stay n the United up to today I did not come to break any laws I consider my arrest an unfortunate misunder standing I fully and completely reject the indictment in this case I am not guilty Joe Bananas reportedly still alive said Friday the kidnaped Cosa Nostra boss is alive and well and available He has been missing for two months The mobster was over wwered on Park Avenue Oct 21 and taken away in a car There were rumors that he was he iarget of gangland assas sins However his lawyer William P Maloney who was with Bo nanno that night confirmed a story originally published 48 lours ago by Hearst columnist WallcJWinchc that the crime syndicate leader is alive DAWN MEETS DEATH A fireman stands in the Pholofax ruins of a private o a prvae nursing home m Fountaintown Intl that burned killing many residents Fire men battled to keep hoses from freezing in 4 degree temperatures New fire suicide threat puts Viet Nam on alert Nursing home is leveled Heroic efforts rescue others By JAMES R POLK KOUNTAINTOWN Ind AP roared through a nursing ome in bitter cold Friday in his central Indiana community tilling at least 20 of the aged csiclcnts Fourteen bodies were removed rom the smouldering ashes of he twostory structure One man died en route to a hospi al and four persons were miss ng Heroic work of three attend nts at the McGraw Nursing iomc saved 14 residents one f whom died later None of them wanted to ome out It was too cold vol mtecr fireman Paul Whitting on said Ambulance driver Meredith Mahan told of residents huddling barefoot in night clothes in 4 abovezcro cold The fire caused by an over heated furnace burst out with little warning We smclled smoke said nurses aide Fanny Wicker Then Frances another nurse saw it and screamed Oh God Fanny theres a fire1 Mrs Wicker told of dragging out four residents before fire men refused to let her reenter he building Mrs Myrtle Donahue 56 of near Arlington Ind another nurses aide was credited with taking out eight residents before ihe collapsed of smoke inhala ion Taken to Major Hospital in Shclbyville Ind Mrs Donahue refused treatment until she had isted survivors who needed spe cial treatment for diabetes or other illness Thirteen patients in Major Inspital ranged in age from E7 o 84 The latter Sara Shcats if Shirley Ind was the only there with burns and they kere slight One person was taken to a irivalc home By MALCOLM W BROWNE SAIGON AP Saigon police went on a full alert Friday against the possibility of trouble over the weekend from both the Buddhists and the Viet Cong Buddhist sources said a monk might commit suicide by burn ng to spur thi lagging Buddhist campaign to overthrow the Rov immolation Rumors said burn ings might take place in front of the US embassy in front of the presidential palace or at a Buddhist headquarters A Buddhist spokesman said We may be forced to take ex treme measures if the govern ment continues its persecution At Buddhist headquarters leaflets were circulated sum ernment of Premier Tran Van moning Buddhists Saturday for Huong This was the tactic used successfully against the late President Ngo Dinh Diem Sunday is the fourth anniver sary of the official founding of the National Front for the Lib eration of South Viet Nam the olitical arm of the Viet Cong iVhile Ccng terror cam laigns coincide only occasional an allnight rally against the government A Buddhist spokes man said a huge public hunger the situation but there was no word of what was said One cab inet minister resigned under Buddhist pressure Wednesday Three others reportedly have submitted their resignations but Huong has refused to accept them Eclipse of moon begins at 8 p m strike would headquarters be held Sunday at the capping two such strikes in the past week by groups of monks and nuns US Ambassador Maxwell D An unidentified man taken to tancnck County Hospital in reenfiekl Ind died later Of icials inability to learn hig ame made more difficult their ask of listing the dead or miss ng Many of the bodies were un ecognizable Dr Lucian A Arata Shelby Bounty coroner and Indiana tate Police technicians worked n the ambulance garage of the Turphy Mortuary in Shcibyville here the shrouded bodies ested in rows The nursing home records were consumed in the blaze ihat WASHINGTON One of cft little but the walls and natures big free shows a u picioiik VIll ITL total eclipse of the moon is mas wreath huns A blackened on Friday nights program for p tvwi jv all of North America South one was able to use had top America West Africa and Eiipleri to he ground rope Curtain lime is pm Taylor conferred y with important Communist night with holidays it was felt the Reds might have major plans for this weekend Viet Cong propaganda activity in Saigon has risen sharply Buddhist headquarters in Sai gon a dusty sprawling com pound of shacks looked like a command post this week Monks and organizers carrying brief cases rushed in and out the langling of telephones in the offices drowned out the temple gongs More than a dozen Buddhists CST hut the main feature of fVRhour show begins at Premier Huong c man a uojcri Duuamsis YORK w Joseph Joe reportedly have volunteered for Bananas Bonannos lawyer Plot to bomb 7 50 children MANILA AP Two Filipi nos uicd unsuccessfully to bomb an elementary school for children of American service men at the US Clark Air Base a US embassy source said Fri day The explosive a 57mm shell Shopping days till Christmas failed to go off the source said The Filipinos escaped The source said 750 children were in the school at the time of the incident Thursday It was believed tht Filipinos were angered by the killing of two of their countrymen who jtrespassed on American bases in recent week one at Clark and the other at the Subic Bay Naval Base Meanwhile President Diosda 4 do Macapagal was quoted as saying negotiations will be re sumed with the United States for revision of the two countries military bases agreement The question of criminal juris diction over crimes involving American servicemen is pend ing in the talks which began in 1956 The embassy source said American bases in the Philip pines have a major problem of security although there has been no established case of sa botage Thi source said 564 bombs have been stolen at Clark Air Base this year Last year he said J28 intruders were caught at Clark ioor on which a plastic Christ ubular fire escape which no The home was a converted 60 residence in this ham ot 20 miles southeast of Indian apolis Dr W L Green said surviv ors in the Shelbyville Hospital were in as Rood condition as could he expected after exposure to the severe cold Of course theyre pretty shocky he said and we dont know how many pneumonias we will Ret from the exposure REDS WANT CASH JAKARTA Indonesia AP Indonesian officials say the So viet Union is demanding cash on delivery for any more arms including it ships to Indonesia SAME DATE Blicl Mcini TnfrU In i Beursl ;