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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Idittd for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL EDITION The newspaper that makes all North logons neighbors AuoeUted Pnu mi United Frew Intemtlontl nill wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER Tc Copy Thli Conslrii of Four Nt One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 pm WOI Ames 640 pm WTAD Qulncy 930 pm Thurs WSUI City 910 Sat How to make Jefferson come alive ONE BEST WAY I know to transform Thomas Jeffer son from legendary character into flesh and blood is to visi the places where he lived loved played worked grew old and died In a previous commentary dwelled on the physical aspects of the Jefferson home Monti cello at Charlottesville Va In this one Ill be giving more at tention to what you sense than to what you see or feel in the house conceived designed anc built by him Theres a remarkable reflec tion of Jeffersons manysided ness in one limited section oi that domed home which dec orates one of our besteirculatec coins the nickel Its a portico like anteroom with walls cov ered with paper sheets deco rated with Jeffersons handwrit ing The subject matter covered in the manuscripts range from his counsel to an 11yearold daugh ter about female dress to his views on religion and civil lib erty After an hour or so of trudging about the spacious premises it was most refresh ing to pause in such pleasant surroundings to meditate with our third president about sub jects close to his heart HIS RANGE OF INTERESTS surpassed only by his con temporary Benjamin Franklin included architecture to which we had been so impressively ex posed by our inspection of the home and as many as 20 other nonrelated fields Just to tick off a few of them Geography geology botany zoology ethnology agriculture medicine mathematics aero nautics invention government education languages literature religion and philosophy For many years he served as presi dent of the American Philo sophical Society It would be my guess that his handwriting would be rated about average as to legibility He started his paragraphs with capital letters but not his sent ences unless per chance they opened with proper names Quite a few of the words had spell ings different from now it could be that spellings have changed in the intervening century and threequarters The word ancient for example ap pears numerous antient JUST WHO MADE the selec tion of the manuscripts to displayed isnt disclosed Per haps it was the association which took on the task of restoring Monticello to its original condi tion Some of the manuscripts were credited to the Library of Congress some to the nearby University of Virginia of which he was founder some to Wil liam and Mary his alma mater Now for just a brief peek at some of the letters with a view first to discovering what went on in Mr Jeffersons thinking with relation to some of the daytoday responsibilities which faced him as head of a house Writing to his 11yearold Patsy under Annapolis post mark he admonished her not to be slovenly in the morning Be you from the moment you rise till you go to bed as clean ly and properly dressed as at the hours of dinner or tea he counseled Nothing he added is so disgusting to our sex as a want of cleanliness and deli cacy in yours That of course was good ad vic7 on Dec 22 1783 Indeed it stiii is WRITING FROM MONTI cello to one Dr Vine Utley he laid claim to an ordinary life characterized by living temper AP Photorax DETECTS new device for detection of atomic radiation has been developed by scientists at Oak Ridge Tenn The instrument emits a warning tone and flashes a light in the presence of deadly gamma radiation It is about the size of a fountain pen Holiday road report DES MOINES The Iowa highway patrol road and weather report District 1 Des Moines Partly overcast to overcast Highways normal to snow covered in protected areas District 2 cast scattered snow flurries Highways normal to or snowcovered in protected areas District 3 and 4 Atlantic and High ways normal Districts 5 and 6 Chero kee and Spencer Partly overcast Highways normal to snowcovered or snowpacked in sheltered areas District 7 Fort Dodge Partly overcast to overcast New snow cold moves into Iowa Highways near normal to nor mal District 8 Mason City Clear to partly overcast Highways normal to snow packed in protected areas Districts 9 and 10 Cedar Falls and Oelwein Over cast to light snow Highways near normal to 100 per cent snowcovered and snowpacked in protected areas District 11 Cedar Rapids light snow High ways 25 to 50 per cent snow and icepacked District to moderate snow Highways wet to snowcovered District 13 Fairfield Overcast light snow High ways normal to snowcovered The unseasonably warm eather that melted much of outh Iowas white Christmas unday gave way to more snow cample colder weather Monday times as Temperatures reached near highs for a Dec 25 in arts of southern Iowa Lamoni had 59 degrees one degree higher than the high recorded in 1936 Other highs Sunday included Ottumwa 56 Burlington 54 Des Miones 53 Council Bluffs 50 and Mason City 35 Spencer was the coolest with 29 Snow moved into northwest Iowa Sunday night and moved across most of the state Mason City and Fort Dodge got one inch of new snow but generally the accumulation was less Colder air followed the snow temperatures early Mon UUVi TTTTI TJ day ranged from IS at AGO City to 30 at Burlington Maximum Partly cluody skies will vail Monday night and Tues day Low readings Monday night will range from 510 de grees in the northwest to the 20s in the south Christmas rampage brings death to 2 STAMFORD Conn An executive went on a violent Christmas rampage Sunday night He killed his two pretty teenaged daughters shot a family friend and threw acid on his wife and two other wom en Hours later he killed him self Detectives speculated that the mad spree of Lawrence C Moser 48 was set off by the Iowa Paruy cumay Monday night and Tuesday Much cold er in most of state Monday night lows 10 in north to 20 in south FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to S degrees be low normal Cooling first of period with warming Thurs day or Friday and colder Sat urday Normal maximums up per 20s north to mid 30s south Normal minimums 8 to 15 Precipitation will average 15 to 20 inch as snow last of period Minnesota Mostly fair much colder Highs Tuesday 10 be low north 10 above south Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation ctablcs He liked his wines weak The ardent wines he ex plained I cannot drink nor do Oflntintwd on Pi0t NEW DRAFT CALL WASHINGTON MV The Army Monday issued a draft call for 6000 men in February 35 14 14 1 snow 42 35 Threat of violence remains World offers prayers for peace By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Solemn prayers for peace rose throughout the Christian world on Christmas Day as temporal and spiritual leaders urged an end to the threat of violence hanging over man kind The Roman Catholic pontiff Pope John XXIII prayed for Christ to put in the hearts of men the peace they so bitterly seek Dr Geoffrey Fisher Angli can archbishop of Canterbury said the only remedy for the sad state of the world is for mankind to recover the na ture of Christs ministry Britains Queen Elizabeth II urged the British Common wealth to halt and reverse a growing tendency toward vio lence and disintegration Queen Juliana of the Neth erlands told her people man kind forms one great fra ternity Let us not forget to behave accordingly Christmas Day was one of family celebrations through out Western Europe and America It was a day of mer rymaking in Asia where the anniversary of Christs birth is becoming a secular holi day In the Communist world it was just another day But there were traditional family celebrations in East Ger many Poland and other Eu ropean members of the Red bloc It was a bleak Christmas in Belgium where more than 100000 workers continued a general strike protesting a government austerity policy French celebrations were over cast by the continuing war in Algeria A mounting toll on the highways of Europe and America marred the holiday atmosphere The Russians announced they had allowed three im prisoned U S airmen to get packages from their families They are Francis Gary Pow ers the U2 pilot serving a 10 year term for spying and Capt John R McCone Tope ka Kan and Capt Freeman B Olmstead of Elmira N Y survivors of an RB47 recon naissance plane shot down in the Barents Sea July 1 President Eisenhower and Ms successor Presidentelect John F Kennedy spent the day with their families New Yorks Roman Catholic archbishop Francis Cardinal Spellman celebrated midnight Mass with U S airmen in Greenland He said he will continue his custom of spend ing Christmas abroad with servicemen as long as our Lord shall keep me strong Cardinal Spellman is the Ro man Catholic vicar to the U S armed forces A sharp argument broke out before the annual ceremony in Bethlehems Church of Na tivity which is under the care of the Greek Orthodox Church Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox monks disputed over whether a Roman Catholic sacristan could stand on the spot where according to tra dition Christ was born A lay official finally ordered the ceremony to proceed owa roa dtoll dim bs Space is subject of talks PALM BEACH Fla dentelect John F Kennedy helc an important conference Mon day on development of the na tional effort to conquer space Talks lasting into the evening were held with Vice President elect Lyndon B Johnson anc Sen Robert S Kerr DOkla who arrived from the southwes in time for lunch Douglas Dillon Republican undersecretary of state whom Kennedy recruited for his secre tary of the Treasury also was here for lunch He is vacationing at nearby Hobe Sound HOWEVER Pierre Salinger Kennedy press secretary saic Dillons presence was not indica ive of any decision to put more money into the space program The relative roles of the Pen agon and the National Aeronau ics and Space Administration are expected to be major topics during the talks Kerr will succeed Johnson as chairman of the Senate Space ommittee and Johnson is slated to take over the chair manship of the National Aero nautics and Space Council now leaded by President Eisenhow r The council is one of the agencies expected to be given ncreased importance in the Kennedy administration Just how the roles in space should be split between the mili ary and civilian agencies has 3een debated for years IN ADDITION to setting up lans for the space conference Cennedy announced over the veekend the appointment of aul Nitze a native of Amherst Mass as assistant secretary of defense for international affairs Nitze 53 is expected to have key role in developing new lisarmament plans He has had wide experience in military dip omatic and financial fields The Presidentelect took time ff to celebrate Christmas with his family exchanging presents under a towering tree Joining n the festivities were Mr and Joseph P Kennedy the fa her and mother of the Presi dentelect and Anne Gargan Boston a cousin A FRIEND of greet ing passing trainmen were rewarded Monday when Gennie Smith 76 Cres cent City Fla received an armchair lamp table and cash collected from 90 AP Atlantic Coast Line trainmen by Eng H H Fortner Fortner stopped his train in front of her house to make the delivery N ews in a nutshell Two perish in blaze FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES FIVE DIE IN FIRE FEASTERVILLE Pa W It was a quiet day the police chief said There was too much to do making funeral arrange ments and the Duponts were un der sedation I dont think theyve felt the full impact The Duponts Richard 36 a salesman and Margaret 35 lost five of their six children while they were attending a midnight Christmas Mass SAME Ambassadors home damaged by bomb WASHINGTON UP Terror ists threw a dynamite bomb at the XI S Embassy residence in La Paz Bolivia Saturday night the State Department says The blast broke windows but appar ently injured no one The state department said it believed the residence was occupied by Am bassador Carl Strom and his wife Strom has been the target of leftist demonstrations in re cent weeks INVASION PLANS MIAMI UPI The Miami Herald reported Sunday that 23 US citizens and about 200 Cu bans were training for an inva sion of Cuba under the direction of Rolando Masferrer former Cuban Senator WASHINGTON The nations death toll for the extended Christmas weekend appeared running close to the preholiday estimate of 510 by safety ex perts Road deaths averaged about six an hour since the start of the grim count at 6 p p As of noon Monday there were 351 traffic fatalities 60 in fires and 64 from miscellaneous causes for a total of 475 if BRUSSELS The government withdrew armed troops from the streets in an apparent move to ease tension in strikebound Belgium After three days of guarding government buildings the troops armed with submachine guns vanished from their posts as the Socialistled strike went into its sixth day if KATMANDU Nepal King Mahendra ended 10 days of oneman rule in this mountain kingdom by appointing a cabinet consisting of five ministers and four deputy ministers Mahendra will act as premier at least for the time being TOKYO Communist broadcasters continue to fill the air waves with Warnings of allout war in Laos and charges of U S intervention in that south east Asia nation There was no letup in propaganda barrage from Radio Peiping Radio Hanoi Radio Pyongyang andthe Red underground Radio Laos On the inside Society News91011 Sports 1718 Comics20 Mason City News 2223 North Iowa News25 News Quiz25 Clear Lake Newt U27 Editorials DIES AT 122 CHARLESTON Edward Davis who born into slavery would jhavc been 122 years old Sunday by his own reckoning But Uncle Dave as he was known here didnt reach that 122nd birth day He died in his sleep on Christmas Eva at Burlington BURLINGTON 0 nent Burlington businessman and his wife died in an early morning fire that half destroyed their home Monday Dead were Mr and Mrs Van Bennett 60 owners of the Ben nett Furniture Co FIREMEN WERE summoned to the home about am and battled the flames for more than three hours before bringing them under control I never saw a fire burning so hard in all my 20 years of fire fighting said Assistant Fire Chief Norman Steingrea ber There was no immediate indi cation how the fire started Po lice however said they believed a cigarette might have been re sponsible THE FIRE completely gutttd the interior of the onestory home locatedin a new residential development next to the Burlington Golf and Country Club in the rorth part of the city Police Capt Robert Dunham said both bodies were found on the floor between their bed and window indicating they had tried to flee but apparently were overcome by smokd and beat 10 dead on long holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PBESS Ten persons have died on highways and streets during the Christmas holiday weekend This was two more than state safety officials predicted would die during the period Five fatalities were reported on Christmas Day although the accident which claimed one of them occurred Saturday night Deaths reported Sunday eluded SULLIVAN UPTON 71 Fort Madison killed Sunday night when struck by a car at a street intersection in Fort Madison Police identified the driver of he car as Robert Harper 20 Fort Madison Mary Boling 57 Morning Sun killed Sunday in a twocar collision at the edge of Daven port on Highway 61 Lillian Hemmingson 74 Sioux ity died Sunday of injuries suffered Saturday night in a two car collision in downtown Sioux iity William Wolfe 37 Redfield killed when his car crashed into bridge over North River on Interstate 35 about 10 miles south of Des Moines in Warren County Authorities said Wolfe ormerly of Des Moines may lave fallen asleep at the wheel JOE DULEY 30 Moulton whose body was found Sunday morning in his wrecked car near Centerville Officers said bis car apparently missed a T inter action of a county road about pm Saturday Other highway deaths for the veekend included Nathaniel Flemming Gorby 9 of rural Cedar Falls killed Saturday evening when his car vent out of control on Highway 18 just north of Cedar Falls JoAnn Marie Stodden 18 and Duane Van Scoy 22 both of jake View killed in a headon ollision of two cars near Sac City Dean Copley 21 Des Moines killed late Friday when his panel ruck went off the road about ive miles north of Des Moines on Highway 415 Don Allan Dittmer 20 Stock ton killed in a twocar crash at the junction of Highways 6 and 38 near Wilton Junction Friday More donations boost Cheer Fund to Christmas Cheer Fund that came too late to be listed Saturday added in cash and in merchandise to tfaft amount raised With these additionsthe total cash raised is and mer chandise The additional contribution were The Hip Turner family I Anonymous 5N Unidentified donor 21 Mr and SkM AthMMltott KM High Bdhwrt Mt Irwte ;