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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1964, Mason City, Iowa 5 ore hurt in crash North of Mason City Five persons were in Mercy Hospital Thursday afternoon following a twocar crash two miles north of Mason City on Highway 65 None of the five had been identified as this issue went to press The driver of the Buick which was the southbound ca was a woman and it was regis tered to Mary R Calvin 2124 Independence Ave Waterloo There were three adults and a child in the northbound Ford That license is regis tered to Raymond Thome Charles City Its engine wa smashed back against the fron seat and a woman was pinnec under the seat Hydraulic jacks were used to pry the car apar so she coulfl be removed anc taken to the hospital Two young men from Hanlon town were in another car pre ceding the Ford and one o them Steve Rollefson gave thi following account We were driving just ahead of the Ford when the Buick ap proached The Buick started to cut across the middle line Steve Furness was driving and headed for the shoulder to get out of the way I looked back and saw the Buick hit the car which followed us The Buick hit the Ford on the east side of the highway All the debris from the wreck age was on the east half of the paving and the cars both went into the east ditch The front end of the Buick was torn open and the left side of the Ford was sheared off Highway patrolmen were at the scene and helped speed the injured to the hospital in an ambulance The highway dry was level and Find plane with 3 dead MANKATO Minn wreckage of a light plane with three men aboard was fount Thursday morning in hilly wooded country on a farm 1C miles south of here All three men were killed Victims of the crash were John Den Adel 41 of Oskaloo sa Iowa president of the Na tionwide Motor Club Walter Chesley 43 of Montevideo Minn and Harold Reichert 51 North Mankato Minn Chesley was president and Eeichert was board chairman of the National Family Insur ance Co of St Paul Minn Wreckage of the yellow twin engine Beechcraft strewn over a wide area was spotted from the air about 5Vfe miles south of the community of Good Thun der in Blue Earth County Bod ies of the victims were found inside a part of the plane The crash scene was on the Walter Hibbs farm A widespread aerial and ground search for the plane had been under way since Tuesday a night when the craft disap peared en route from Oskaloosa to ankato by way of Jeffer son Iowa Jack Hammer of Oskaloosa general manager of Nationwide said Den Adel was at the con trols when the plane left here at pm on a night that nor mally would take only about 45 minutes The craft left Oskaloosa at 6 aboard but two Jefferson men Dean Bortz and Howard Nash were dropped off here Jefferson is about 50 mile northwest of Des Moines and the distance from here to Man kato is about 175 miles Hammer said Reichart and Chesley were state managers of Nationwide an automobile own ers association which operates in five Midwest states They al so were members of the board of directors of National Family Insurance Co of St Paul Minn Hundreds die in tidal wave MADRAS India AP Hun dreds are believed dead in a cyclone and tidai wave that swept across southern India and Ceylon Wednesday The chief minister of Madras State reported that 200 persons were washed into the sea and drowned at Dhanusbkodi in southern India North Iowa Weather outlook Variable cloudiness through Friday Much colder Thurs day night with diminishing winds zero to t above Continued cold Friday highs in teens The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition 104 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1944 HOC a CeasliU of Four Oat Auocltted Full No 273 Viet hote die A wave of anonymous donations 000 that W A V E of anony mous giving un parralleled in the 40year history o the Christ mai Cheer Fund Thursday sent the total cash dona tions past the mark an achievemen in itself represents still another milestone Thus once again Santas stocking is overflowing Contri jutions kept arriving right up to he deadline The giving ex ceeded all expectations especially in view of a some what slow start in the annua charity The surge assured Miss Dorii Bruce at Family Service Inc of sufficient funds to provide for nore than just the minimum loliday cheer to the needy of the community The in cash is a record opping last years total by al most It was the first time he cash giving went over the level In addition was con tributed in the form of mer chandise from various iridi viduals social and reiigiotu groups and businesses The Wilson School Cadette Gir Scouts gave a particularly fine roup of toys The overall total then is 6141 It was a heartening response o our pleas from persons in al walks of life in Mason City and surrounding area GlobeGazette employes from the officers to newspaperboys pitched in too The final days cash contribu ions totalled second only o Wednesday for the greatest ingle day of giving A glance at Thursdays list of ivers tells the whole Cheer rund big gifts and small r gifts united into one imposing otal Some of this came rom persons who insisted on re maining anonymous yet wa ng to show their appreciation or a fruitful year Morel jStientjes general man iers Elevator o say For many years our com any has presented each em bye with a gift This year it vas decided to take the money orm ally spent on these gifts nd allocate the funds to the mployes favorite charities Your Cheer Fund has been elected as a recipient There 7ueday With five men forethe enclosed check is pre t nnr rum ntnn i ented on behalf of our em loyes We sincerely hope this ift will enable you to continue our fine work This donation together with all the others will do just that The GlobeGazette wants to thank everybody for helping to make the Cheer Fund once more a great success CHEER FUND GOAL MBOOM PREVIOUSLY GlobeGazetle Busmen Or flee Hamburgers Boy and Dorothy Juit a Poor Elf A Friend GMAC Employes Mason Clly Brokerage Co iHamms Bteri Anonymous Maon jCity IOOF Lodfe Kalby and Jay Three Doctor Friends Santas From a Pal Iarry Olthoff A Gal Who Got Her Gar Wendy Suile Mark and Kim Raimuisen Carol Ann and David Olscm Rochester Minn Donner Bllten Rudolph and all lite reft A Friend The Coffee Drlpi al Nortii western states Portland IftfW 2VIM nn artiii 4H Cement Company tional Rockwell Ramblers Club Green Mill Doiphin Room Mr Santa Claus and chil dren Decker Trimming Jan and A Scaatrr From Somebody W h Knew What It Was to Without Neil n Mafcel Zlemtn Meserrei Mnlinda Kivan In Memory of Gary svno 300 iono 200 200 ifwno HOO 1500 ioo soo 100 ntno 13 M 2M 2IM lM IM lM SM hurt in To ask for boost in postal rate On 2nd 3rd class letters JOHNSON CITY Tex AP President Johnson has decided to ask Congress for higher rates on second and third lass mail and is now reported jiving serious consideration to asking pay raises for Civil Serv ce and postal workers The decision on pay increases or Uncle Sams 246 million ci vilian workers is one of the poli cy questions still facing Johnson in the final stages of his work on the federal budget Budget Director Kermit Gordon said Wednesday that work on the budget was over the hump He steered clear of specific figures but said the budget would be very very substantially below the billion originally asked by de partments and agencies for the BIG CHRISTMAS PACKAGE What possibly could the package holds best wishes from the Savas chil Christie are the children of Mr and Mrs dren for a warm and happy Christmas and a good Savas 1447 N Hampshire Place Jon Jane and Ann 10no Jerry and Carolyn P VIIO Janet and Brenda Line 100 Georgt and Alice Plymouth on J and MJ IDfl A Reader lOfl Becky Jon and Billy The Delaware Ino From a Pioneer 200 Anonymous 200 Grocery 500 MBS CALT IA IIM1 The D I Dillon Klwanls Club additional 100 In M e m n r T of Grand mother Ellenfeldl from Kathy and lady in Memory of Mommy from VVVNG and I Farmeri Elevator Service Company FEICO Iei Nelion Family Fertile Power Co em THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL CASH GIVEN OVER THE TOP BY oo 5000 1 00 MERCHANDISE GIFTS Beryl Jark Minn Waihinflon Neighborhood Girl Unlverial Study Club Mason City Junior Women Club Waihlntton School cub Pack 3 Grade Children SI Jrhni Eplt copal Church School Cluh Monroe 7th Grade YTetni Stewart Owen FarmeUei 4H ciiib Wllinn 8ehMl Cadettei Girl ScouU TTeeni Club Ratk Belle 4ft ciufc and Chuckle Many faces of world prepare for Christmas a war gainst comrnu fa i Christians around the world nism 2ono prepared Thursday to celebrate the joy of Christmas but in 2500 inon 1100 1000 2000 20000 2100 1300 TOTAL CASH AND CHANDISE tUMtl well for Christmas rekindling in our hearts the desire the thirst the anxiety for the living God and the blessed certainty of finding Christ the Godmade man said Pope Paul VI in n SHELDON DIES jaudience at Vatican City CHICAGO AP Dr H From Washington President Horton Sheldon 71 educator Johnson sent warmest Christ and former science editor of the mas greetings to the 22 000 New York Herald Tribune died US servicemen who are spend Wednesday ing the holiday in Viet Nam many areas troubled by contro versy and fighting joy re Most of the mtn will Comedian Bob Hope evoked fiscal year July l which starts nex Asked if the total would be kept under billion Gordon said he couldnt give precis figures Spending this fisca year is estimated at lion The President has been dis cussing the budget with various Cabinet officials here this week He had no official appointments Thursday and planned to spenc i relaxing daybeforeChristmas with his family at their ranch lome One of Johnsons decisions Wednesday was to ask for the second and Secondclass lighcr rates on hirdclass mail mail includes newspaper and nagazincs thirdclass consists mainly of advertising matter In announcing the rate in crease proposal at a news con erencc in Austin Postmaster General John A Gronouski said he requested increase would be modest Gronouski said Johnson also vould ask for legislation to re quire volume users of irst class mail to sort letters by ZIP code before mailing He said this also vould be required of second and hird class volume mailers but cgislation is unnecessary Gronouski said the Post Office cparlmcnt plans to hire more employes to cut down excessive overtime and increase efficien cy He did not say how big the ncrcasc would be The postmaster Rcncral also said the closing down of the smallest post offices fourth class would he stepped up In recent years these offices have jcen closed at the rate of 400 to 00 a year Gronouski said offices would n closed only in cases where qual or better services could e provided by rural or star routes Court wont bar strike of railroads CHICAGO US Dis mained only a hope jn the field Men were fighting and dying another day of war in the jungles of the Congo Viet Nam in he Christmas of 1964 Yet most parts of the Christian world were at peace however uneasy it might be must prepare ourselves wildly enthusiastic welcome with a surprise visit to an air sumotumic basc in Vict Nam The troopstrict courl lcnictl f rrlvPe injunction o bar a nationwide explosion Blast fire gut building SAIGON Viet Nam AP The most powerful terrorist bomb ever directed against in Saigon ripped hrough the main US officers billet here this Christmas Eve and there were scores of casu alties Advices sent to the Pentagon aid two Army officer and a civilian were cilled and 50 injured Also re ported injured were an Austral an officer and 15 Vietnamese The blast was probably the work of the Communist Viet ong who had threatened oul ircaks of terrorism against Americans during the holiday Up to five blocks away win dows were shattered and last minute holiday shoppers hronging the downtown part of the capital were injured The bomb exploded on the ground floor of a sevenstory building called the Brink Hotel where several hundred US of ficers live The such that most of the Americans liv ing in the building were prob ably al home A witness said scores of Americans arc killed or in jured FJre broke out along the ground floor of the Brink offi cers mess which is beside the Continental Hotel and opposite the Caravelle Hotel Smaller explosions continued after the huge initial blast which caused part of the offi cers billets to collapse and smashed windows in every shop along five blocks The lesser explosions sounded like explo an bcforc he More fortunate Inside The Globe North news 3 Meson City news 47 markets J Cub Gazette I Society news U news servicemen clscwhern in the world were not engaged in open warfare In South another divid ed nation US servicemen will light a 20foot cross on a hill overlooking Communist posi tions across the demilitarized zone In West Germany Li Gen railroad arranged to delay a walkout indefinitely Judge Joseph Sam Perry took the action in a suit involving the rail lines and three shop craft unions While the judge denied a per manent injunction he said that he will issue an order against the walkout pending the out come of an appeal to a higher court after lawyers for the rail roads file such a motion with ions of small arms ammuni ion kept by American officers n their rooms The wounded were being laid mtside the building awaiting imbulances Thick black smoke billowed bove Saigon as the building inrned The dead American civilian ived in the building He died in US Navy Hospital an Amcri an spokesman said Of the Americans wounded 29 vcre US Army officers U vcre with the US Air Force 3 with Ihe Navy 2 were US Marines Two of the wounded were American civilians who ve in he quarters Vietnamese police reported hey had rounded up several uspects in the bombing Most of the officers living at he Brink were majors and colo cls The Brink was one of Ihe most heavily guarded buildings n Saigon Set back from the treet on al sides about 50 feet ts surrounding concrete park ng lot was encircled by a con rcte wall some 15 feet high he building is in the heart of ie city The huge bomb apparently brought right into the build ng undetected There were es V1ETNAM Continued on Page 2 No paper on December 25 In order to permit Globe Gazette employes to observe Christmas at home there will be no paper published bearing the December 25 date In order to preserve the continuity of the comics two pages are carried in this edition William W Quinn of the US7ththe UsCircuit Court of AP his men to A r r Editorials and reflect upon the J lawyer for Christian message of peace on gj Comics 303 Clear Lake news 33 Classified pases 3435 earth and goodwill toward our fellow man strike until the appeals court decides SAME ;