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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited tot VOL ft AfiocUttd PKM ud UaiUd The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors ruB Wim MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 1959 Copy Thli rf Two HOME EDITION V escapees nabbed in north Cancer to tell or not to tell Its a question that has no clearcut answer By EARLUBELL New York Herald Tribune Ntws Service NEW YORK If you had cancer would you want your doctor to tell you that you had it An argument over this ques tion has burst in British medical circles and engulfed the public On the one side are those physicians who say they never tell the patient what he has On the other are men who say that patients should always be told the truth because lies breed IN BETWEEN ARE those physicians vho try to assess the psychological strength of their patient and then try to deter mine a if he needs to know whether he has trie disease for business or family reasons and b whether he can take it Well what are other reasons for telling and not telling Are there any scientific studies which demonstrate the effects of informing a cancer patient that he has the disease What are the medical ethics of the matter First the reasons Some phy sicians hold that it is wrong to dump a load of worry on a sick person After all cancer is ally perceived as a deadly dis ease and not many persons these doctors argue can carry the psychological load of know they soon could die For some patients the possi bility of a lingering disease is too much to bear and they choose suicide SINCE MANY kinds of can cer can be cured some pa tients may mistake their con dition for an incurable one and seek to end their Hves Against this the physician always wants to guard Those doctors who believe in the flat truth on cancer and they are not many insist that many patients find out anyway and then in garbled fashion They want the patient to trust them and if the cancer victim thinks the doctor is lying trust is broken Then it is difficult to get the patient to undergo treatment they say From the clergymans point of view a victim of incurable disease ought to have a chance to make religious peace with his conscience In the case of prominent fig ures especially office holders public may have a right to know as in the case of John Foster Dulles to be able to judge his continuance in office MOST AMERICAN physicians steer a middle course They try to assess the patients psycho logical strength and his need to know Then they tell or not When they do tell the patient it is always in easy stages From 5 escapees An open letter Nov I Editor GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Dear Sir This letter is to inform you about the men that sic broke out of the Mason City county ail today Are main reason for breaking out of this jail is poor food in which most of us have lost considerable weight in the past few weeks We think that the tax payers should know about this and just where there money is going The ail one of the most filthy pieces any of has ever seen If this matter was looked into by the public is might pre vent some one else from making this mistake we have Yours sin 5 men Sheriff raps meals limit Search for others in Dakota A series of car thefts Three of the five prisoners who broke through the crum bling brick walls of the Cerro Gordo County Jail shortly after Sunday midnight were back be hind bars less than 24 hours later The other two were being sought Tuesday by Minnesota and North Dakota authorities Thomas Swieter 18 Hampton was arrested Monday evening at Detroit Lakes He was stopped while going the AP Phototai Feeding prisoners for 50 cents a meal the amount allowed sheriffs by Iowa law is a losing proposition Sheriff Jerry Allen of Cerro Gordo County declared Tuesday I believe most sheriffs would rather not have to feed the he said Anyway its a poor system I dont be lieve anyone should be tempted to make money at the expense of the prisoners His outburst at Iowas system of caring for prisoners in county jails was occasioned by a letter presumably written by the five men who broke out of the Cerro Gordo County Jail just after mdinight Sunday The letter was mailed Monday evening from St Paul to the GlobeGazette and Mason City radio stations It claimed that the five had made this take because of the poor food they got in jail here The envelope was addressed and the first part of the letter written in a handwriting which Sheriff Allen identified as that of some relative of Robert Klingle one of the jail breakers He identified it from handwriting specimens in his wrongway on a oneway street in a stolen car the police said JOHN LUMLEY 25 Hamp ton and Robert L Klingle 21 St Paul were arrested at Val ley City 110 miles west of Detroit Police there said the two were driving a car registered to Phil lip S k i p t o n Mason City said they Alvin Seifert 32 Masonrf City and Ber DENOUNCES CUBAN State Department press officer Lincoln disorders in Havana White who said a White scans a copy of an antiAmerican copy had been mailed to U S Secre pamphlet published by the Cuban Mia tary of State Herter denounced it as istry of State It blames the U S for offensive and Industry In uproar nard M a s on 21 St P a u 1 out of the car at a s m ail town between Detroit Lakes and Valley SHERIFF ALLEN said the rest of the letter appeared to have been written by one of the men who escaped buthe de clined to name him because he was not certain Anyone is welcome to visit the jail and inspect the food given to the Allen said Visitors to the prisoners how ever are restricted to their relatives We have no wish to make them a public ic explained You have some abnormal We are going to take a look at some abnormai The sheriff took the reporter to the jail to sample the menu for Tuesday noon I dont know what it he said on the way but I eat it ever so often to check The meal included a baked spaghetti dish containing to mato and hamburger peas anc bread and butter It tasted good to the reporter The menu includes meat a one meal every day the sherif said Usually it is cooked by prisoners who are trustees There is nothing elaborate about the menu Allen said bu there is no reason for anyone to go hungry IF THE MEN lost weigh while in the sheriff added they may them selves purposely in order tc make their escape We knov the last escapee did that H wriggled through a little open ing in a window where he ha sawed one of the He said that it is almost im possible for a sheriff in a coun Ly even as small as Cerro Gor do not to lose money feeding on 50 cents a meal Im forced The cells we looked at were not normal They were disorgan ized We are going to try to take them Often the physician need go no further because the abnormal cells are removed Often they are not and tne patient is told he has a growth then a tumor and finally a he wants to know Ethically the physician does what is best for the patient and that means not only physically but psychiatrically as well So tn absence of truth is not inter preted by most physicians to be unethical particularly when dealing with cancer victims Cranberry contamination poses question for wives SWIETER Mason City Colder and cloudy with occasional snow flurries and windy Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night around 20 High Wednes day upper 20s Iowa Colder strong northerly winds and cloudy with few snow flurries Tuesday night lows 1826 northwest 2634 southeast Colder with clear ing west and mostly cloudy with few snow flurries east Wednesday highs upper 20s north to around 40 south Fur ther outlook Thursday most ly cloudy chance of light snow and continued cold Minnesota Flurries colder High Wednesday 2025 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Tuesday City They did not know the name of the town The sheriff at Valley City re ported later that they had ad mitted letting Mason out in St Paul and Seifert at Detroit Lakes Warrants meanwhile have been sworn out in the justice court of Frederick B Shaffer in Mason City Charges of break ing jail were filed in order to facilitate bringing the five back here for trial The five chipped rotting mor tor from between the bricks in the outside wall of the jail shower room using half of a pair of scissors ONLY EIGHT bricks were re moved from the outer course for the men to squeeze through onto the roof of the jailers quarters They then jumped to the ground at the rear of the jail NEW YORK UPI American housewife Tuesday awaited the industrys answer to government claims that part of the nations was contaminated XwitVi cancerproducing agent The problem of whether to eliminate cranberries from the traditional Thanksgiving repast arose when Secretary of Health Education and Welfare Arthur S Flemming warned that a chemical weed killer used by some cranberry growers had caused cancer in rats Flemming said it was not yet known whether the substance would cause cancer in humans Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 41 33 38 43 22 On the Editorials Page 4 Society News Clear Lake News 8 Latest 13 1415 Mason City Comics 19 North Iowa News 22 Farm News Rollout section to make a little money when I have a full he ex plained because I know Ill lose money when we have only 12 or The capacity of the local jail is 25 Sometimes there are as few as four or five prisoners Alien said The small counties cant possibly break he con tinued Most of the sheriffs have to feed the prisoners off their own table with the sheriffs wife as THE FACILITIES are terri he conceded commenting on the escapees claim that the jail was filthy Its a shame but the people have voted a new Any filth strictly he fault of the prisoners them selves he continued They must ceep their own quarters clean and most of them refuse to do so Only prisoners already sen enced can be forced to work explained The five escapees all were awaiting trial bu there was nothing to stop them from helping keep the plac clean All prisoners are given soap and he said but hal of them wont even take a show As the reporter was leavin the jail the sheriff called atten tion to electric freezers stove stainless steel divided plates an other equipment The sherii has to provide all he said No he cant make any mone feeding prisoners Its a losin The car belonging to Skipton as taken at his home 112 6th four blocks from ic jail Skipton toid police he ad left his keys in the car LUMLEY MASON Veterans Day observance Wednesday Mason City will pause for a half hour Wednesday in recog nition of Veterans Day Tradi tional ceremonies will be staged at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse from to 11 a m During that half hour the downtown stores will be closed UVC1 The Post Office will also obWednesday serve the holiday The win dows will be closed and collec tions will be on holiday sched ule There will be no city er rural mail deliveries Public offices and professional offices generally will be closed as will most business except the retailers Truman Carl chaplain of Clausen Worden Post of the American Legion be about t and pastor of First Methodist ing lows Church will give the address The Rev E W Brayton 4th district chaplain of the Ameri can Legion and pastor of the First Baptist Church will give the invocation and benediction The National Guard will pro vide the firing squad for the tra ditional volley at 11 Thor Jensen past commander of the local Legion post will be mas ter of ceremonies Harold Bas inger vice commander was in charge of arrangements Four sentenced for robbery of bank COUNCIL BLUFFS Wi The four men who robbed the Mine ola State Bank last June 15 of have been sentenced Rob ert LeRoy Engler 20 and Jo seph James Bongiorno 28 both of Omaha and Gordon Russell Hopkins 30 Plaits mouth each were given but cautioned housewives to be on the safe side and refrain from buying the frozen or canned THE INDUSTRY immediately accused the government of mak ing an inflammatory statemenl and headline hunting Carleton I Pickett the executive director of the Massachusetts Farm Bu reau Federation sent a tele gram to President Eisenhower stating that Flemming ought to be Ambrose E Stevens execu tive vice president of Ocean Spray Cranberries which represents about 75 per cent of the nations growers said that to the best of his knowledge aU canned and fresh cranberries on grocers shelves are free of contamination But A P Stores headquar ters in New York announced withdrawal of the berries and their products from sale in ail of its nationwide food chain A spokesman said the Cold snap due to make return The recent generally mild weather over Iowa is due to end The Weather Bureau said a mass of cold air piled up in western Canada would over spread the state Tuesday night and Wednesday causing tem peratures to skid Lows Wednesday morning are expected to range from the 20s in the north to the low 30s in the south Daytime readings Wed nesday and Thursday are due to be about the same as the morn the berries are safe nit in the public interest it be lieves it be pull out unti the situationclears up Flemming said governmen inspectors found that cranber ries from the 195859 crop grown in the northwest were coated with a residue of the weed killer aminotriazole He said it had been ascertained that the chem ical would cause cancer in the thyroids of rats Until a procedure is worked out by the government and in dustry for removing the con taminated product the public would be on the safe side to refrain from buying cranber ries Flemming said STEVENS SAID THE industry already had acted to keep any suspected berries from getting to the market Cranberry growers and state officials in Massachusetts which accounts for 65 per cent of the nations supply were quick to pssure housewives it was safe to purchase the berries George A Michael director of the state food and drug divi sion of the Health Department flatly that Massachusetts cranberries were contaminated with the chemical found on ber ries grown in Washington and Steel begins to flow Output will rise slowly PITTSBURGH tf A small quantity of newly made steel trickled from the furnaces of some mills Tuesday as the na tions giant steel industry con tinued shaking off the effects of a crippling 116day strike The amount Oi new steel was relatively small but it was a start toward the bigger produc lon which the government ought in obtaining a TaftHart ey injunction to end the strike and open the mills Steel works across ry began reopening Saturday a few hours after the Su premeCourt upheld the injunc ion that will keep the mills running for 80 days ONLY A HANDFUL of mostly maintenance workers started work Saturday for the tedious job of reopening mills But by Monday longidled steel men were being recalled by the thousands as ironmaking blast furnaces and steelmaking open hearth furnaceswere started As more men were recalled an estimated 35 per cent of the nations basic steehvorkers were back OIK the job But industry spokesmen say it will be weeks before producr tion amounts to much Among plants turning out new steel Monday were Kepublic Steels Buffalo plants Bethle em Steels San Francisco v o r k s Jones Laughlins Cleveland works and Bethle lems Steelton plant With the reopening of mills some of the workers who had been furloughed in al Oregon Housewives who have served cranberry sauce to the families in recent weeks should not be he said Dr Edwin B Astwood senior physician at New England Cen ter Hospital branded the Flem ming report a bunch of non He said traces of the chemical found in the western berries boils down to about one drop in a railroad tank Mrs Deyos hearing now slated for Nov 17 GAINSVILLE Mo Grace mans stomach and a war Deyo charged with first derant was issued for Mrs gree murder in the poisoning Deyos arrest She first re SAME IOWA SAFETT DEPARTMENT FIGURES 12year sentences in trict Court here Monday John Henry Taylor 29 given a fiveyear senlenae of her 47yearold husband will face a preliminary hear ing Nov 17 Deputy Sheriff Bill Bonnet said Tuesday Mrs Deyo 43 has been held without bond in the Ozark County jail here since she was extradited from Mason City Oct 29 She and her husband far fused to waive extradition but was returned here following an extradition order by a gov ernors hearing While in the Cerro Gordo County jail at Mason City Mrs Deyo reportedly signed a statement admitting she had a part in her husbands death merly lived at Almartha naming an accomplice 18 miles from Gainesville Bil1 Shindler of Almartha Shortly after Kenneth Deyos Deputy Bonnell said death last July Mrs Deyo Shindler was charged with moved to Iowa and had the first degree murder in the body taken there for burial case and is free on They had previously lived at bond He obtained a continu ied industries began returning to their jobs but in small num bers IN SOUTHWESTERN Penn sylvania six coal mines owned by steel companies reopened Monday More were slated to open Tuesday The Pennsyl vania Railroad recalled 200 fur loughed trainmen But for thousands of other workers there was little pros pect of a quick recall Many are employed in industries that use steel such as the auto indus try For these workers there will be no work until steel sup plies are built up and become available On the Great Lakes fleets of boats that carry the iron ore essential to steelmaking were preparing for a race against winter The fleet of 240 ships will try to pile up enough ore at lower lakes ports to keep steel industry going The akis freeze over usually in midDe cember Meanwhile the issues that caused the strike remain un settled Chief federal mediator Joseph F Finnegan says he does not plan calling for a re sumption of unionindustry talks for about two weeks Two more seek Carters post DES MOINES l Two more Republicans said Tuesday they will seek their partys nomina tion for 4th District congress man in a special election called for Dec 15 John Kyi 40 Bloomfield mer chant and Percy E Norris 51 Centerville auto dealer an nounced their candidacies to fill a vacancy created by the death of Rep Steven Carter 44 Leon Democrat Kenneth J Benda 41 Hartwick banker said Mon day he would seek the office Kyi a parltime television newscaster was the GOP can didate for Congress last year He carried 8 of the 14 counties in the district but lost by votes to Carter in the general election Mother six tots perish in flames GLENS FALLS A mother and six of her chil dren perished in a fire that swept their twostory frame lome north of here early Tues Clear Lake However an autopsy dis closed strychnine in the dead ance on his preliminary hear ing and will also appear Nov 17 day Firemen said the raging nferno trapped Jane Harris 24 and her children Pamela 6 Charles 5 Jack 4 Penney 3 George 2 and 6monthsold Paula The father Charles Harris 26 was in critical con dition j
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