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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Back to budget forLBJ Spends holiday at Texas ranch JOHNSON CITY Tex AP ohnson goes back to work on the federal budget Saturday after a festive Christ mas with his familly The decisions still to be made include how much money will be asked for new programs in fields such as education and what the President has termed a war on poverty Johnson wiU also have to decide whether to seek a pay raise for government civil serv ice and postal workers Budget Director Kermit Ger don said earlier in the week that a series of conferences at the LBJ Ranch here had put the budget for the year starting July 1 over the hump John son has said he is trying to keep new federal spending below billion Like millions of other fami lies the Johnsons admired their gifts Friday went to church services visited with old friends and and feasted on turkey With Johnson at the wheel of a station wagon the presiden tial family drove the 15 miles to Fredericksburg for services at the brand new St Barnabas Episcopal Church The family was accompanied by the Presidents dog Him Besides Mrs Johnson and daughters Lynda Bird and Luci Baines Johnsons sister Lucie Alexander her husband Birge Alexander and their daughter Rebecca went along Back at the ranch the John sons invited newsmen and pho tographers covering their Texas activities for eggnog and cake The family had its presents Christmas Eve The President gave Mrs Johnson a gold pin He had similar gifts for the two daugh ters One ofMrs Johnsons gifts to her husband was a gold framed quotation from Lincoln which begins If I were to read much less to ansWer all of the attacks being made on me Boys help to capture wanted man The nt wspaptr that mokes all North low ans Edition VOL IM MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 24 1H4 ewru MM cwutett Pnei rnfl Wtoee oods in West recede Satchmo Baby Noel help with Yule iov By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS vftllintupr T A rabbi doing the job for the police chief A couple married 70 years Louis Satchmo Arm strongs Christmas treein Tok yo A1 baby named Noel Two colonels in South Viet of them played a part in spread ing the joy and happiness of Christmas The rabbi Philip H Wein berg filled in as police chief of Reno Nev permitting the reg ular chief Elmer Briscee to spend Christmas with his fami ly Rabbi Weihberg enjoyed the work saying it seemed fitting to do it because of the new ecu menical spirit He hoped his goodwill gesture would serve as an example to other rabbis In Hartford Conn 80 Jewish volunteers took over menial tasks at five hospitals giving the day off to Christian em ployes The couple celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on the day after Christmas are James W Thompson 91 and his wife Delie 93 of Louisville Ky The children brought presents for a party The Thompsons are 5 am risers usually retiring by 7 pm but not tonight Our daughter is coming by to help us eat our wedding cake said Mrs Thompson Maybe our grandchild and greatgrandchild will be there too At the other end of the scale Mr and Mrs Michael Noels first child was born Christmas Day in Long Beach Calif They named the baby girl weighing 9 pounds 10 ounces Christy Car ole Louis Satchmo Armstrong the American Negro trumpeter who always seems to be smil ing got an extra Christmas lift from his wife Lucile in Tokyo It happens every yule season Returning to his hotel suite after a week playing in outlying Japanese cities Armstrong said to his wife I see you got the Christmas going His eyes lit up at a Christmas tree in the front room No mat ter where he is his wife brings the tree a custom she started 22 years ago That was four months after they were mar ried Christmas brought happiness PAINESVILLE Ohio AP Running down one of the FBIs 10 most wanted criminals was as dangerous a game of cops and robbers as has ever been played by a bunch of boys One of the dozen boys who pursued Alfred Oponowicz a fugitive from arrests for coun terfeiting and bank robbery said they did it because It was a dead night anyway We didnt have anything else to do That was Arthur Bryant 16 He and other neighborhood youths had left a dance at a public recreation center Wednesday night and were headed home One of them John Peacock spotted Oponowicz who had been shot twice the night before during a gun battle when he tried to escape from law offi cers He was captured and es caped again this time from a hospital The fugitive had sworn he would never be taken alive Peacock saw part of the strangers pistol and rah yell ing to his scattering friends The boys thought it was a joke at first But as they explained it was a dull night and if Pea cock wanted to play television games they might as well go with a gag Then Bryant and part of the gang saw Oponowicz standing atop a railroad overpKss a few blocks from the boys homes There was a train coming and I could sec him clear in the headlight Bryant recalled We knew who he was We rec ognized him right off Somebody yelled Lets get him Oponowicz ran the boys fol lowing from different angles It was kind of like I think a night combat patrol might be said Arthur Dowdy 17 Like it looks on television anyway The youths said they were not as frightened during the chase as they are now in retrospect We would have fallen to the ground if he had turned around and looked like he was starting to shoot explained James Baf ford 16 Besides we tried to stay behind trees It was dark and we were spread out Oponowicz finally was arrest ed when a neighbor called police and the boys led them to their man He surrendered meekly Would the boys do l again I guess so said Bryant H there wasnt anything good on tele vision A to Stefanija Rukas who also celebrated her 58th birthday The Lithuanian woman was re united in New York with her husband and daughter after 23 years She had been imprisoned by the Soviet secret police and spent 15 years in Siberian labor camps She looks wonderful said the daughter Nijole 26 There were times when I thought I would never see her again For the moment I am very happy said Mrs Rukas before she headed for Hartford Conn her new home But I am also very tired I have been on the way here for 20 days Two Air Force colonels in South Viet Nam who subbed for tsvo junior officers are Allison Brooks deputy commander of the Air Forces 2nd Division and David T Fleming com manding officer of the 315th Troop Carrier Group known as the Air Commandos They volunteered for a cap tain and a lieutenant who nor mally would have been pilot and copilpt on a combat mis sion running through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day The two flew a C123 assault cargo plane nicknamed Linda and ran into hot action when the Viet Cong attacked an outpost 75 miles southwest of Saigon in the Mekong delta For 45 minutes the airmen launched flares as Vietnamese air force fighter planes roared over to bomb and strafe the attackers FATAL ACCIDENT An unidentified man consoles Raymond Thome 40 Charles City before helping get the injured man on the stretcher at left ihome later died at a Mason City hospital of injuries FREE WOMAN Workmen help get immd Thome Charles City free f roma car an accident north of AMiniiy Ued to free her from the auto are on the ground beside the car North lowan dies A Charles City man was killed and his wife and two children were among four persons in jured in a twocar crash two miles north of Mason City on Highway 65 early Thursday aft ernoon Nine die on Iowa highways 87 THE ASSOCIATED TtfESS Nine persons perished in Iowa ughway accidents during the irst 24 hours of the Christmas holiday period bringing the 1964 oil to a record 831 Charles J Hughes 70 of Bur in crash Dead is Raymond Thome 40 a construction company fore man Thome died about 3 pm Thursday of injuries received when his northbound car was struck headon by a southbound auto driven by Mary R Clavin 21 St Paul Minn In good condition jn a Mason City hospital Saturday were Miss Clavin Mrs Thome and the Thomcs 18yearold son Leroy In improved condition was the Thomes 12yearold daughter Raclyn Funeral services for Thome will be held Monday at 9 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Charles City Burial will be in Calvary Ceme tery with the GrossmannHage Funeral Home Charles City in charge of arrangements Rosar ies will be conducted Saturday iiiuraaay mrs Tnomes husband was killed in Ljlfj t n Ji n vo j 4 CHILI js j JiOTTlc flTlfl t h P Ortimlp Italians fail elect ROME AP Minister Giuseppe ailed Saturday in its 17th vote o elect a new president of a Democrat Socialist Abstentions by Nenni are the strongest re Democrats kept veteran contenders Saragat got st Pietro Nenni from getting votes in the latest ballots najority The Christian Democrats with his followers leld a postmidnight party the 372 who abstained ng in hopes of closing ranks voting itnd a single candidate but they 18th ballot was scheduled tonight NtnnJ 73 a deputy n the Aldo Moro center night with 349 votes A sim government got 346 Saturday three less majority of 482 u needed to n UM round of voting by be deadlocked Farlisment to Antonio Segw who resigned fee prwidency because m health injuries 24 hours earlier when he was hit by a car in Burlington Officers listed the driver of the car as Delbert Fisher 40 of Hamilton 111 The holiday fatality count fay The Associated Press began at 6 pm Thursday and ends at midnight Sunday The triple fatality accident Friday occurred two miles north of Albia when two cars collided on Highway 137 The victims were Everett Lee Curl 36 of Bea con and his wife Frances Lu cille 34 in one car with two sons and Mrs Leota Belzer 59 of Albia driver of the second auto Mrs Marilyn Tone 37 of Ce dar Rapids was killed when a car driven by her husband Wayne slipped off the shoulder of Highway 6 near Grinnell and then skidded on ice plunging dfwn a iteep embankment Ronald Uitermarke 19 of Runnell died Friday in the col lision of his car with A semi trailer at Monroe on Highway 163 lets start martial law By MALCOLM W BROWNE SAIGON South Viet Nam AP The Vietnamese gov ernment ordered a battalion o paratroopers into Saigon Satur day and extended martial law for another month to head off the Christmas Eye bombing of a USofficers hotel All armed forces in the capi tal were placed on maximum alert US authorities put stringen new security measures inttf ef Feet iBomb squads opened ali hristmas gift packags for pa tients at the US Navy Hospital Special demolition teems roamed all 67 US installations n Saigon in search of terrorisl bombs as a precaution against a repetition of the Brink Hotel bombing that killed two Ameri cans and injured 68 others Less han a dozen of the injured Americans were still hospi alized Lt Col James R Hagen of Oklahoma City Okla and a ivilian David M Agnew of Winter Park Fa were killed yhcn the bomb wrecked the irst three floors of the seven lory building Some US sources charged hat a general laxity of security recedcd the blast presumably he work of the Communist Viet tong A US spokesman said lie explosives were smuggled nto the compound in a motor chicle Buddhist leaders resumed icir campaign against Premier ran Van Huongs civilian gov rnment They charged that the overnment instigated an attack iday night against Buddhist cadquarters The attackers rmed with gasolinefilled bol es were driven off The religious sect had sus ended its criticism of the gov by officers called Young Turks dissolved the nation provisional legislature the High National Council last Sun day The United States demanded restoration of civilian authoritj pufg amounted to improper inter ference by the military Viet namese generals have refused to yield The deadlock has precipitatec a crisis with mounting hostility between the Vietnamese mill tary and the United States An Air Force officer reported that air force commander Brig Gen Nguyen Cao Ky called US Ambassador Maxwell D Taylor a colonialist in a bitter anti American addrcss to his staff four days ago Holding of reports is denied SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US military officials aid Saturday there had been no suppression of critical reports written by an American Army ifficer before he was killed in ction against the Communist iet Cong The officer Capt John King 2 of Bradcnton Fla said in a etter made public by his par nts that his immediate stiper refused to forward Kings Vietnamese rnment since the military led valuation of the attajion to which ached he was at The report said the Vietnam sc battalion commander and is unit were ineffective The unit was the 3rd Battalion U A native of StacyviHe Thome was active in the Knights of Columbus in Charles City Survivors include his wife and two children his parents Mr and Mrs Frank Thome Stacy viHe three brothers Clarence Charles City Norbert Mason ity and Gregor Stacyvillc and a sister Mrs Ervin Gerk StacyviHe AMBASSADOR DIES VENICE Italy OBHughcs Le Gallais 68 Luxembourgs am bassador to the United Stales from 1940 to J958 died Wcdnes day after an illness of several weeks BATITHJ77 Inside The Globe Church news 45 Society news 47 Sports news Editorials 1T Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Clear Lake news 14 Comics if Business news 17 North Iowa news Transit timetable u Classified pages ujo f the 31st Regiment of the 21st Division King was assigned to it on Oct 20 and died less than two months later on Dec 12 An Army spokesman said Kings criticism xvas no new revelation Reports certainly have not been stifled The spokesmen acknowledged Rain may hamper rescue operation SAN FRANCISCO AP Oregons swollen Willamette River subsided Friday night handing downtown Portland a Christmas reprieve from a mas sive flood threat In water logged Northern California rain was expected to hamper rescue and cleanup operations in icores of devastated communi ties The death toll stood at more han 40 in the Far West five state flood plague More than 14000 persons were homeless and property damage was esti mated in the millions of dollars After cresting Friday at 298 cet almost 12 feet above flood stage the murky Willamette began to recede Officials said only a threefoot concrete para pet held back the water Among the debris the river carried was a broken raft of logs which passed under Port lands 10 bridges without doing any damage Forecasters predicted the Wil lamettes fall would be slow Oregon Gov Mark Hatfield said Were over the hump in the state as whole but the situa tion remains critical in Port land More than 1200 families were evacuated in the North Portland area as the Columbia River threatened to inundate the sec tion Army Engineers insisted the evacuation was precautiona ry but they declined to guaran tee dikes along the river More than 7000 persons were home less in Oregon Flood waters were receding In some California areas Colder temperatures were forecast for Saturday promising more dis comfort for about 7000 flood refugees The dropping mercury was a mixed blessing Mountain areas especially the Sierra on the Ne vadaCalifornia border refroze reducing flood threats from melting snow Washington State weathe forecasters called for snow to night in the northwest and east crn portions of their state an rain elsewhere Predictions ire thit the Spo kane River will crest and ma ause some damage In Idaho the Portneuf Rive dropped to a flood level of cet as the weatherman predict d lessening rainfall for a 24 iour period The Weather Bureau in Boisi cportcd the gradual reduction f south Idaho streams and tha he Snake River on the Idaho en 70square mile district Receding flood waters left mud ml assorted debris laying thick in house More than 2000 persons Christmas dinner at the Fern dale Fairgrounds about 15 miles south of Eureka Other communities also set up mass dinners Search parties continued to comb areas where waters A Civil Defense offi cial said no more human re mains had been found but lots of dead cattle were found on aeaches Officials arc saying this flood is the worst in Californias his lory Elsewhere the danger ap peared to have passed Much of Northern California FLOOD Continued on Page 2 Oregon border had crested lightly below flood stage Flood conditions in Reno had cchncd by midafternoon Fri ay as the Truckce River marked a steady decreased low Earlier it had washed into trects in Vista cast of Reno Rescue operations in Catifor ia by 48 helicopters scattered vcr the northern coast will go n Saturday officials said Dense fog and rain kept the air raft on the ground most of Fri ay although a few got through ate in the day Many of the elicoptcrs wire from the car icr Bcnninston which arrived at the flood rescue center ol Eureka Calif on mercy mis that the unit had been rated combat ineffective in Sep tember but added that King had been informed of the status of the men and equipment before he was assigned there He said the combat ineffective rating placed on the unit had been cleared by Brig Gen Wil Ham E De Puy chief US oper ations officer ANNOUNCING A ducacje In Subscription Rotcc Effective Monday December 28 the price of your Globe Gazette will be 45c PER WEEK Your carrier salesman will receive a fair share of the 5c per week increase x first collection on new rate will be the week ending January 2 I Seven physicians in the Eure ka area worked 12hour shifts in helicopters taking injured vic tims and bodies from the strick Cheer Fund total rises to Several more donations re ceived after the Thursday dead line have sent the GlobeGa zettes Christmas Cheer Fund even farther past its goal of The late giving included Sp r Frances K Schrlll HtMtlberg fiermanr IH1 Jim DaTrnport J no Me The gifts put the final cash total at This is in ad dition to in merchandise or a grand total of North Iowa Weather outlook end ceU turning warmer Sunday Little chen0e en Mendey Wtattwt details J MASON CITY VISITOR Max Conrad the Flying Grandfather is shown in a picture taken during a I960 visit to Mason City for North Iowa Aviation Day Max Conrad sets light plane record ST PETERSBURG Fla Conrad the famed ighlplanc flier landed hera Satudray stretched his legs wearily and claimed a nonstop longdistance record for light Dlanes The 61yearold pilot who left ape Town South Africa at midnight EST Thursday brought his Piper Twin Coman die down at am after more than 56 hours in the air He claimed a record ing the one of 7668 miles he set n 1959 on a flight from Casa blanca Morocco to Los Angeles and said he was very very ucky to make it He passed St Petersburg this norning en route for New Or eaiis La got about 200 miles out over the Gulf of Mexico and hen decided to turn back be cause he was low on fuel I was down to about 40 gat ons which might have gotten me there he said But I could ust see myself pulling a boner ind I got cautious and turned lack It wasnt worth risking ilundcr spoiling a good trip I new I had broken the record nyhow so there didnt seem much point in going on Conrad said that to break his Id record he had to exceed the mileage by one per cent or bout 80 miles I figure I broka t by about 180 he said I almost gave up last night e tall thin Conrad said I idnt think I was going to make t and almost landed at Sao uan Puerto Rico I had very very stormy ight Christmas Eve I just wal owedaround going north and outh Im sure I went 1000 miles out of my way Conrad said he plans to fly Vew Orleans Sunday then urn home to his family ia ott Ariz ;