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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Daily Newspaper Idittd for ttw Homt MASON GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The newspaper that ma kes all North I o wans neighbors VOL w Aiiocltted Prcu and UnlUd Prtw Full Wlrti MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 24 I960 7e Copy Paper of Four Nt Inaugural could be chilly one Weather is often bad By GREGG JAMES WASHINGTON The chilly specter of polar weather hovers over every presidential inaugu ration From 1789 through 1957 the United States has witnessed 43 investitures about half of which have taken place in snow rain numbing cold or piercing wind the National Geographic Society recalls Some ceremonies have had to be moved indoors The weather outlook for mid January is always uncertain to say the least and this time i1 is downright discouraging For the period of January 20 the 1961 Old Farmers Almanac mutters Watch this storm The Hagerstown Town and Coun try Almanac flatly predicts Rain or snow BEFORE 1937 inaugurations were held on March 4 also a notably erratic month Rugged James Monroe was the first president who entered office in inclement weather Paradoxically a SenateHouse squabble over seats caused his first oathtaking to be moved from within the Capitol to the East Portico setting the prece dent for outdoor ceremonies there an outpouring of snow and rain transferred his second inauguration back into the Hall of Representatives When Andrew Jackson stalked down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol for his big day in 1829 traces of snow lingered on the ground Slush did not deter the crowds So many people blocked entrances to the Capitol that Old Hickory clambered over a wall and entered through a subbasement A GENEROUS blanket of snow beautified Washington for Jacksons second inauguration but the temperature was 11 de grees Afterward he hastened home and went straight to bed William Henry Harrison at B8 the oldest president ever in vested also was the first to diej in office The tragedy was di rectly due to inaugural weath blasts and torrential rain Stubbornly refusing either to wear an overcoat or ride in a closed carriage the dignified old gentleman proceeded down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol on a splendid white charger Unprotected from the elements Harrison spoke for one hour and 45 minutes A month later to the day he died of pneumonia Despite the Harrison calam ity James Polk delivered his in Hofofw North Iowa Considerable cloudi ness and warmer Saturday night and Sunday Lows Sat urday night in upper teens Highs Sunday 2634 Iowa Partly cloudy west con siderable cloudiness east through Sunday Warmer east and north Lows Saturday night 1520 east to the 20s west Highs Sunday 30s north east to 4550 southwest Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy not much change in tempera ture Monday Thanks to 20 men Community Chest reaches its goal A Christmas commutation for lone occupant of death row DBS MOINES death sentence of Lee Hawkins 47 Waterloo was commuted to life imprisonment Saturday by Gov Herschel Loveless The Governor said he had concluded after careful study of Hawkins case that the in terests of justice and the de terrence of crime in Iowa would not be served by hang ing an obscure uneducated Alabama Negro Hawkins was convicted by a Black Hawk County District Court jury of first degree mur der last Feb 3 in the slaying of Archie Fox 48 a tractor plant employe Hawkins was sentenced to be hanged next May 2 and has been held in death row at the State Penitentiary while execution The Governor has received numerous letters in the past few days asking him to com mute Hawkins sentence A group of ministers also visited the Governors office to urge him to spare Hawkins life It was the second death sen tence that Loveless has com muted since he has been Gov ernor In April 1957 he com muted the sentence of War ren Nutter an Illinois youth who had been sentenced to death at the age of 18 for the slaying of an Independence policeman These are the only two per sons sentenced to death in Loveless four years in office There hasnt been an execu tion in Iowa since 1952 Loveless said in a statement about his commutation of Hawkins sentence Apart from any general views concerning capital pun ishment my decision to com mute this sentence was made after careful consideration of the facts in this particular case I have felt that the fate of this man was in my hands and I have acted in accord ance with my deepest convic tions Hawkins earlier had served a short term in the Fort Mad ison prison and his job then was to sweep out the building in which death row is lo cated Penitentiary Warden John Bennett termed Hawkins a good prisoner who has never caused us any trouble He said recently he would be glad if the Governor would com mute Hawkins sentence to a life term augural four years later in a driving rain Inexplicably Mrsj Polk carried a fan j TRAGEDY STRUCK again at Minnesota Partly Cloudy scat tered flurries Highs Sunday 10 in north 35 in south Globe Gazette weather data the windswept bitterly cold inup to 8 a m Saturday auguration of Millard Fillmore Maximum His frail wife became ill and Minimum died within the month An eastj precipitation V YEAR AGO Maximum erly wind chilled by melting snow buffeted ramrodstraight Franklin Pierce the day he was sworn in Abraham Lincolns second was stormy Ulysses Grants second inau guration excels all others in misery The temperature was courting zero West Point cadets fell senseless from the cold James Garfield braved heavy snow strong winds and damply penetrating cold James Harri son torrential rains Cleveland much rain and snow j William McKinley a downpour William H Taft a howling blizzard Disagreeable weather also ushered Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Hoover into office itj dampened the first two inaugu rations of Franklin D Roose velt Harry S Trumans was sunny but extremely cold For Dwight D Eisenhowers second inauguration the sun managed to break through early rain and cloudsNonetheless the President caught cold Minimum 9 5 snow 27 19 GENERAL STRIKE BRUSSELS Belgium UPI A growing general strike against the governments austerity pro gram paralyzed Belgium Satur day on the eve of Christmas The MasOn City Community Chest is over the top With still lacking in pledges to make up the 107 quota some 20 men Friday afternoon pledged themselves their associates and friends to make up the deficit I hesitate to call on you men Supt P 0 Brunsvold told them But because we have some people who do not understand the need and so do not do their fair share we are forced to call on you who have already shown yourselves to be willing workers and giv ers The meeting at the Green Mill would not have been called at all Brunsvold ad mitted except that so many nf those present had assured quota would be sufficient this year in view of the ruthless cutting of Red Feather agency budgets last summer Brunsvold expressed the hope that the Community Chest is starting on a new era in Mason City The new execu tive secretary Robert Betts has taken over his duties al ready Next years campaign already is in the planning stage also he said with Alex Kedrock as campaign chair man This is a real Christmas present for Mason City Brunsvold told the men in clos ing On the Inside Threats by Reds growing Laos center of dispute TOKYO Christmas eve rought the threat of brushfire var to the jungles of Southeast Asia The Communists in North let Nam echoed Russias de mand for a new Geneva confer nce on Laos and warned blunt y that war might follow if the emand were ignored Similar charges were made efore Red China poured troops nto Korea during the Korean Var The United States rejected the ioviet bid saying there cer ainly would not be a confer ence at which the violator of he accords is the adjudicator THE COMMUNIST radio in a memorandum outlining al eged aggression in Laos ac used the United States of in stigating a secret agreement for concerted intervention in Laos between the Philippines Paki N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Traffic deaths across the country inched upward Saturday in the early hours of the long Christmas holiday weekend At noon Sat urday there were 8 traffic deaths 12 in fires and 10 from miscellaneous causes for a total of 110 Its esti mated that 510 may be killed on the roads unless drivers take heed of safety warnings CAIRO President Gamal Abdel Nasser has threatened Israel with a shooting war if it starts con struction of an atomic bomb WASHINGTON Boston industrialist Bernard Goldfine giftgiving friend of former presidential aide Sherman Adams has been ordered released from a mental hospital LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Col Joseph Mobutu the Congos army chief of staff and strongman will be asked by the United Nations to report on the health of former premier Patrice Lumumba and how he is being treated Reports have persisted that Lu mumba was seriously injured and may even be dead Mobutu insisted Lumumba was in satisfactory health and had only received a swollen ankle and a black eye when he was arrested by his soldiers earlier this month Its Christmas over the world istan and Thailand JBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It also accused the United j Festive parties and religious observance marked Christmas Eve from the newest nations of Africa to Europe America and States Thailand South Viet Nam and Nationalist China of direct intervention in the three day battle for Vientiane t h e Laotian capital and warned that war might follow unless neu tralist expremier Souvannajthe Moslem Jteth Stores sold gifts and Christmas puddings Phouma was returned to power j Nearzew temperatures laced with blizzards gripped the Souvanna fledto neighboring northeastern United States from the upper Mississippi Valley to CHEEK FUND GOAL SliOOOOO reported 288144 Arizona friend 5000 City hall laboratory 220 From Jimmy and Joyce 200 Pritchard Motor Co employes 1000 Int HCB CLV of A 1001 Riti Van Horn 300 Doris Barbour 200 Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 405 1000 Troop 44 Brownies Harding School ioo Cindy Tomi and Jenny Wid seth 500 Nonamc ioo Jolly Workers Club Klein me 209 Mrs Jessie E Smith Birm ingham Mich ioo Herman M Knudson 10Oil Russell Studio 1500 Clear Lake 100 From another friend 500 A Mason City friend 500 A friend jooo Anonymous giver 200 A friend no Mrs Theresa Novak Manly 100 In memory of Marsh from Emily A friend Asia African carol singers in flowered costumes paraded the street of Lagos Nigeria in 91degree temperatures celebrating their first Christmas Eve as an independent nation Churches were expected to be crowded for the traditional services in all except lambodia earlier this month ouching off the 76hour battle that drove the Communistsup ported paratroopers of Capt the seaboard but it was warming up fast President Eisenhower lighted the nations Christmas tree in Washington Friday night Pilgrims from far corners of the world id unprecedented Song Le out of Vientiane numbers made the devout trek to the manger scene in Bethle The situation in Laos is exhem About of them passed through Jerusalems Mandel jtremely serious the Red broadcast said The danger of the expansion of hostilities is heavily threatening the peace and security of the peoples of this area THE BROADCAST was Reds strongest jment so far official state North Iowa News Page 3 i If accused U S officers of in jjj m iiau QOOUA tu him that this years campaign Editorials 4 direct command of the seasonably warm temperatures Church News 67 Communist southwest Iowa Saturday 10 iforces in their attack on the The mercury climbed into the 11 KKong Le army in the bitteruPPer 30s and low 40s in ex j itreme western Iowa and much quota must be reached Several of those attending the meeting emphasized that the goal is being reached mainly because of the efforts of Brunsvold as campaign chairman It also was noted that nothing less than the Comics 10 Society News Sports 1516 i fighting for Vientiane Gate and the no mans land between Israel and Jordan As usual the Christmas season was one of many contrasts MOST EUROPEAN countries closed out one of the most pros perous Christmas sprees in his tory Britain reported Christmas The promise of a white Christspending up 25 per cent over mas was melting away in unlast year Shopkeepers in Italy said they were running out of sable mink and chinchilla Paris night club reservations were sold out Record British poultry sales for the Christmas dinner totaled Mercury zooms in south Iowa Cold wave ends Mason City News2021 Latest Markets 21 Other Red accusations U S planes piloted by U Sj The Maroon 22 iand Chiang Kaishek men have Building News25 continuously brought military equipment from Bangkok Ma of the snow in that section van lished Readings of around 45 were forecast for the extreme south west Saturday afternoon Top 200 10ft 200 100 200 224H 100 S5I1 J 00 209 100 100 100 1000 200 100 100 100 3000 500 A Mason City friend 100U Kathy and Jay a00 An old friend 1001 Michael Dan Turnbull in me mory of his grandfather William Turnbull xoo Third grade Brownie troop No 326 of Grant school 10ft Brad Bruce Bob LaFleur 100 In memory of Mr and Mrs Jim Hutzell snu Girl Scout troop 98 From Steven Mason City Button Club From a Kockford friend A Thornton friend Jacob E Decker and Sons trimming room Pam Schoneman Thornton Grimes GnGetter 4B Club FWM JM In memory of George J Manolis In memory o Thomas A Skarlis Nan and Duane Joice The gift rather than the giver Ronald Kachut KFD 2 Osagc From a Ventura friend A friend Another friend From Jon Billy and Becky Mrs George E Penson 200 100 500 temperatures in the northeast were in the 20s New snowfall included 4 inches at Boone 3 inches at Burlington and Ottumwa 2 Des Moines and Spen nila and Taiwan to the Phoumi Nosavan forces in Savannak het Luang Prabang and Xieng Khoang cities in On Dec 13 14 and 15 from the US embassy and other US ICA offices in A r noiseless rifles were used to Clty and on the Kong Le army and Pathet Lao troops who defended Fircf rnjIH for Vientiane During the same attack on Vientiane A U S military Mis jsion was sent to Nongkhai in i Thailand across the Mekong River from Vientiane to assume direct command of the Phoumi Nosavan troops On U S instigation there were secret agreements for con certed intervention in Laos be tween the Philippines Pakistan and Thailand million But in the Congo the head of the U N mission Rajeshwar Dayal of India planned to spend Christmas Day at Bakwanga in Kasai Province where some 200 refugee Baluba tribesmen are reported dying of starvation every day Plum pudding rations were distributed to Irish soldiers in Harry I Nadlcr family Interstate Power Co em ployes Apollo 300 A friend 20fl Willys carolers sOO Harry Nadler family snn David Gundcrson A friend Mr and Mrs Vincent C Loeckle From Barb and Sue 300 200 200 200 THE DAYS TOTAL 5 37355 TOTAL CASH GIVEN OVEE THE TOP BY CASH S 25498 City the Congo turkey to Canadians Military units from Christian na tions planned Christmas trees and parties one of quintuplets MONTREAL UPI Dionne one of the four surviv ing quintuplets gave birth to her first child Saturday a 5 pound 13ounce girl Maries sisters Cecile and Annette also have one child Cecile gave Three American prisoners THEIR FIRST CHRISTMAS AP Phototax Gift York One notsopeaceful tot has jug IAME wrapped in oversize stockings these in glee his sign of the timely message fants spend their first Christmas on earth at Womens Hospital in New but he went along with the gag any way CHRISTMAS PACKAGE PHILADELPHIA baby about 2monthsold abandoned Friday in subfrcczing temper birth to a boy in 1959 and An nette had a boy the same year Yvonne is unmarried andEmilie died in 1954 STRIKE CONTINUED PARIS France jet pilots voted Saturday to continue alurcs has been named Christotheir 17daypld strike despite pher Noel by workers at thej government threats to draft Child Welfare Center Ithem into military service TOTAL MERCHANDISE AND CASH J373J20 Cheer Fund goes over the top ERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone And we can say this will be a Merry Christmas for ev eryone thanks to the generous con tributions to the Cheer Fund As can be seen from the long list of figures the Fund is far over the top For the 36th timein a row our people have done more than they were asked for this cause shotdownover the Barents Sea N has been a great expericncR i sec the gifts in from SOLDIERS manning another j uneasy front line American rea griped and entertained orphans The Army is serving up 32 tons of turkey plus trimmings Many units will be visited by a Santa in a jeep with an olive drab duffel bag were Jikely to have an austere Christmas in Soviet prisons They are Francis Gary Powers Pound Va pilot of the U2 re connaissance plane downed last May 1 and Capt Freeman B Olmstead Elmira NY and Capt John R McConc Topcka Kan among those aboard an RB47 reconnaissance bomber ;