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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Idittd for tfw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans n e i g h b o r s r AMOCUM tad UeiUd Prat latenuUoni rull Uue Wlm MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 1960 To ol Two SectionsSection 41 Refugees stream to Miami 1000 weekly from Cuba By WILLIAM GANT New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK Upwards of 1000 Cuban refugees seeking freedom from the totalitarian Castro regime still manage to find their way into the United States each week to swell the total now estimated at over 50 000 Governmental religious and private relief agencies are hard put to care for the free Cubans most of whom reached this country with meager resources Many of them arrived with only the clothes on their backs The International Res c ii e Committee which has been be friending refugees from oppres sion since the Hitler days of 1930s is appealing for mil lion to augment aid being pro vided by government agencies and organizations THE IRC PROGRAM pre sents a magnificent opportuni ty for the nation to present a good image to Latin America and to combat Premier Castros Communist propaganda Nicho las Duke Biddle chairman of the IRCs Caribbean program said in an appeal for funds Al most has been received by IRC including a do nation by Texaco Inc which last June had its Cuban assets seized by the Cas tro government and from the KimberlyClark Corp Thou sands of smaller contributions have been received from per sons who have responded to former appeals from IRC Approximately 75 per cent of the refugees are concentrated in the Miami area which has unemployment problems of its 22000 Floridians are reported out of work Many of the Cubans are physicians law yers teachers editors and businessmen and a few of them have found menial tasks to do Snow helps ease Iowas cold wave FRIGID OPPORTUNIST Plunging temperatures have been common over the nation this week and Detroit Mich was not spared This cat out for a walk on a leash found a bottle of milk turned A FORMER Cuban Supreme Court Justice Jose Cabezas is a shipping clerk in a fruitjuice cannery Carlos Smith Under Secretary of Commerce in a preCastro cabinet is a room service waiter in a swank Miami Beach hotel where he once was a guest A 14yearold boy works in print shop to support his father a surgeon and family Roberto Rodriguez a former represen tative in the Cuban Congress drives a milk truck and his brother a onetime Senator works for a laundry But most of the refugees share rooms in Miamis Latin Quarter some sleeping in shifts Those who earn a few dollars share with their neighbors but the majority must depend on re lief from Miami and Dade Coun ty authorities the Spanish Cen ter and other charitable organ izations THE SPANISH CENTER which has spent well over 000 in recent months received from Texacos 000 overall contribution to Cu ban relief was appor tioned to other civic and relig ious groups in addition to the same amount to The Catholic organization also is campaigning for more funds President Eisenhower on Dec 2 formally placed Cuba in the category of a Communistcon trolled country and released million of Mutual Secur i t y funds to aid in relocating the refugees in areas where jobs are available He acted after former Assistant Defense Secre tary Tracy Voorhees made a survey of the problem Some of the federal funds are expected North Iowa Light snow ending by evening Warmer Friday night decreasing cloudiness lows in the teens Partly cloudy warmer Saturday highs in 20s Stalton has proposed a truce in Iowa Partly cloudy and warmerjErbe Friday night and Saturday Lows Friday night 10 to 15 east in 20s west Highs Satur day 20s northeast 30s south west Further outlook Mostly sunny slightly colder Sunday he sent to Erbe in which he of fered to meet with Erbes choice for safety commissioner in or Minnesota Warmer light snow der to make the transition ofjstate and 7imust have admin Highs Saturday10 a b o v econtro1 as easy as control over as many north 20 in south Fiveday Iowa will average Temperatures STATTON SAID through a seriesof events the twohad near normalDeen pictured as enemies and Record low for mercury Warmup in forecast Light snow and warmer weath er was moving across Iowa Fri day after the coldest night of the season in which the mercury skidded to 23 degrees below zero at Elkader Spencer reported a low of 22 below breaking a 17yearold record there for this date Some of the other records broken were more than 60 years old The reading of 15 degrees below zero at Davenport was much colder than the former low of 6 below on this date in 1878 Waterloo reported 20 below breaking the old record of 10 below set in 1949 MASON CITY reported 18 be low snapping the former low of 12 below set in 1897 Dubuques 18 below zero read ing broke the record of 8 be low set in 1878 And Cedar Rap ids reported 12 below snapping the previous low of 11 below set in 1897 Clinton reported its second record low in three days with reading of 19 degrees below zero 6 degrees colder than the previous low Light snow moved into west ern sections of the state early Friday and snow fell in De Moines about dawn The Weath er Bureau said the snow should end in western and central Iowa Friday night but continue over the rest of the state during the night The average snowfall from the latest storm which may bring a White Christmas to the state is expected to be around two inches SOUTHERLY WINDS were expected to push temperatures into the teens in the northeast and the lower 30s in the extreme southwest The warming trend was sched uled to continue Friday night wii lows in the teens and low er 20s It will be a little warmer in southeastern and southern Iowa Saturday The forecast for Christmas is for partly cloudy skies conceded there are irreconcDjwith little change in ternpera Tears and smiles Holiday Highlights Christmas brings on heartwarming smiles tear and some nostalgia Toughest mission BRUNSWICK Maine UP Santa Glaus is keeping one of the toughest missions he has ever had He must entertain some 160 children of a naval air squad ron griefstricken by the crash of one of its aircraft A P2V Neptune patrol bomb er crashed off Newfoundland Wednesday while participating in a fleet exercise The nine crewmen are presumed dead All adult holiday activities for the Maine squadron have been called off because of the crash but an officer said the children dont understand and would be disappointed if Santa didnt come as planned Three of the youngsters al ready have opened their Christmas packages They are the youngsters of Aviation Ma chinist Mate 2C George P They opened their pres ents last Sunday when dad learned he was going on a flight I may not be home for Christmas he had said Smith was aboard the ill AP PbototaT into a kingsized ice cream cone during a morning walk with the mercury read ing 5 below It pretty well sums up the weather picture at Christmastime Were neighbors Safety chief asks truce with Erbe DBS MOINES UPI Iowa from Boone and the safety corn Safety Commissioner Donald M I missioner said he wished to avoid any interpretation of a jfeud for many reasons not the the apparent feud between hisjieasf of which is that we have office and Govelect Norman as neighbors with you and jyour family for many years Station a Democrat appointed j station said in the letter that to the post by Gov Herschel CjErbe should have the opportu Loveless made public a letter to appoint his own safety commissioner because the gov ernor assumes general respon sibility for the welfare of the fated plane The homes of the Robert Bruns family and the Robert Burns family are adjacent at Liberty N Y and you can imagine the confusion with all the incoming Christmas cards Mrs Bruns and Mrs Burns gave up and are saving the piles of mail getting together periodically to sort it Lila Latham 23 and Don Harper 24 are getting married Christmas Eve in wheel chairs at Corpus Christi Tex Both were stricken with polio while in their teens George C Klippert of New York is getting the proceeds of his own life insurance policy this Dec 25 Thats the anniver sary date of his policy Hes 96 and he outlived insurance mor tality tables and so is entitled to collect on his own policy The insurance firm said the odds he beat were 100000 to 14 This will be the last Christmas in the White House for the Dwight D Eisenhower family The President Mrs Eisen hower their son Lt Col John Eisenhower their daughterin law and their four grandchildren will be there John F Ken nedy the next White House resident will celebrate Christmas with his family at Palm Beach Fla A tragic mistake 2500 2000 1500 SAN QUENTIN Calif UPI young killer sat in his death row cell Friday await ing a Christmas card from Gov Edmund G Brown Its a tragic mistake said the governors press secre nothing could be done once the card was mailed Lee Nichols the press sec retary said the card had been mailed by mistake to Alexan der Robillard III 20 convicted killer of a Hillsborough Calif policeman Robillard has been sentenced to execu tion in the San Quentin prison gas Nichols said Robillards name automatically went on Browns Christmas card list when the killer sent the gov ernor a card last year listing 450 Bradford St Redwood City as his return address That is the location of the San Mateo county jail 250 CHEER FUND GOAL 5300006 Previously reported First National Bank Employes 7000 Damons Inc employes GlobeGazette bookkeeping and engraving A friend Another friend Patty and David Wittenberg Anne Powell Jeff Powell Greg Powell Randy Powell Stephen Mandt Doris and Carol Willensen and Cheryle Buss Tommys Cafe Mike and Melva John Clair and Jean C From a friend EK LR R and D District office building high way commission Hawkeyc Cycle Club North Iowa Coin Club Jane and Jack Clear Lake A friend Telephone Pioneers of Amer ica Mason City Council Tedi Anne arid Susan Kay Karen Sandy and Janet Mil ler Carl and Elsie Grupp Bob Jim Bill and Ann Debby and Ricky MTT Clear Lake Ernies Trees A Clear Lake friend Kathy Karen and Laura Sue Clear Lake 300 Mr and Mrs Glenn Orcutt Clear Lake Late Kiwanian GSG Federated Womans Club Thornton PepsiCola Botlltng Co District office employes Northwestern Bell Tele Co Beryl Lark Kiesler Minn 1600 200 100 100 100 125 100 260 300 200 200 lloo 575 500 iOO 250 JOO 150 SOO 500 100 300 500 100 100 3000 1500 200 THE DAYS TOTAL S 21380 TOTAL TO DATE 5288144 On the inside state functions as possible THE SAFETY northeast to slightly above tnat tne fact that I will not bejable differences between theitures HMMMM ALBANY NY UPI The Editorials Page 4 State Commission for the Blind 7 is reviewing the cases of 33 vet Comics 7 T T7 jerans who hold New York dnv iers licenses while receiving istate pensions for sight impair ment to assist city and county agen cies The normal west and south Friday night through next Wednesday Normal lows are 10 to 18 and normal highs 28 to 35 degrees There will be a warming trend at the beginning of the period turning cooler Sunday or Mon day then warmer again Pre cipitation will average 10 of an inch north and east occur ring as in rmittent ligh snow with little or no preci pitation expected elsewhere GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 0 Minimum 18 Farmhouse near Charles City gutted by fire CHARLES safety commissioner under your j two in regard to the operation administration probably will be I interpreted as another incident in our disagreement Both and Erbe are of the department But he said neither differs in the view that government is a moral respon sibility International Res cue Committee has done valiant work over the years aiding esv capees from Nazi and Commun ist persecution It was especial ly helpful to those who fled Hungary in 1956 and the Viet namese who escaped to the southern part of their country when the Communists overran north Viet Nam SUMMERY CHRISTMAS LOS ANGELES Wi Winter The temperature reached a shirtsleeves and 80 degrees Thursday extensive damage to house about five here Friday and fire did a farm miles east oJ drove its oc cupants out into 16 below zero weather Nick Degeus said the fire was discovered by his oldest daugh ter Edna who had been watch ing television downstairs She woke up the rest of the family and they ran out into about four inches of snow outside Fire Chief Marv Carbiener at tributed cause of the fire to a chimney which apparently over floated the upstairs ceiling of lie franichouse Two upstairs sedrooms were completely gut ted Top readings in Iowa Thurs day ranged from zero at Mason City to 14 degrees above at Council Bluffs Heller to be JFKs economic adviser PALM BEACH Fla ff Presidentelect John F Kenne dy Friday chose a chairman for his Council of Economic Ad visers in the new administra tion And the man will have his work cut out for him in this time of the business dip Named was Walter H Heller 45 of the University of Minnesota He I heads the economics department in the universitys School of Business Administration SALE BARN BURNS WEST LIBERTY ffi The West Liberty Auction Sale Barn was destroyed Thursday night by a spectacular fire that threat ened an adjacent lumber yard before it was brought under control Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Sports 1112 Society News 1314 Clear Lake News 15 North Iowa News 18 MORE SCROLLS SOUGHT AMMAN Jordan Wl A team of British archaelogists will be gin excavations in Qumran next month searching for more Dead Sea scrolls The first scrolls were discovered in 1950 in that area site of an Essene settlement 2000 years ago STILL NEEDED S 11858 GIVING DATS LEFT ONE Cheer Fund nears goal of SAME N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES AP Photofax DAMAGING EVIDENCE Donald Crow 26 San Diego Calif never had a chance to evade the law This photo apparently taken by a friend shows Crow counting some of the taken along with a small safe at a recent robbery Crow later emptied a waste basket into the safe and then threw it over a cliff into the ocean The safe later was foum and Crow ar rested P S The photo had been tossed into the wastebasket day left USE CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT TB JERUSALEM Jordan Tears of joy mingled with those of sorrow while the first 2500 Christian pilgrims moved through the MandlebaunvGate from Israel to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem the birth place of Christ Those who made it were the joyful ones those who were turned back by Israeli and Jordanian security guards were not MOSCOW Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko has declared that the Soviet Union is ready to im prove its relations with the United States after the inauguration of Presidentelect John F Kennedy LONDON The Soviet Union called on Britain to join in an appeal to Washington tohalt what it called the crude interference of the United States in Laos DBS state spending of almost S259 million a year for the next two years is being asked by more than 50 state agencies departments and boards The state comptrollers office compiled the askings made at seven clays of hearings conducted by Govelect Norman Erbe which ended last Wednes day DDITIONAL assur ances that the Christmas Cheer Fund will reach its goal came Friday with a stream of gifts from business irms employes groups clubs and many individuals Al though there remains less than a day for giving until noon Saturday we are confident the generous impulses of our readers will continue to mani est themselves in contributions to pass the 33000 mark the goal of the Cheer Fund Among the gifts listed above s that of the bookkeeping and engraving departments of the lobeGazette This brings the contributions of the GlobeGa zette its management and em ployes to aside from participation in the giving of other groups THAT SHOULD be an indi cation of our high regard for the Cheer Fund and the great serv ice it performs under the guid ing hand of Doris Bruce of Family Service Inc Mr and Mrs Glenn Orcutt Clear Lake wrote they were giving a little money to the Cheer Fund instead of sending Christmas cards to local friends and neighbors Hope it makes someones Christmas a little happier Others also expressed best wishes for the Cheer Fund Karen Sandy and Janet Miller said they hoped their contribu tion helps out a little Merchandise gifts will be listed Saturday The list will include several articles from Beryl Lark of Kcister who also sent a cash donation AM SENDING this to you fa make some boys and girls hap py for Christmas he wrote ;