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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited fortfw VOL 102 The Associated Press and United Press International FuU Lease Wires 4 City GLOBE newspaper that makes al North lowans MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 17 1962 HQME EDITION neighbors 10c a Paper Conssifs of Two SectionsSection One No 32 New Russian rocket threat ignored Detective j work in health Lessons for the public By MELJA McFOLEY New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON Three men aged 18 22 and 24 residing in the same house in a New Mexico town had onsets of an illness characteristic of botulism on Jan 11 and 12 1962 Two of the men died on Jan 13 With those clinical words public health officers began their report of the case of the homecanned chili one of dozens of examples of medical detective work going on all the time across the coun try The cases reported to the United States Public Health Serv ice Communicable Disease Cen ter make headlines1 only when large outbreaks of a disease oc cur as in the hepatitis epidemic from raw clams last year But al most all of them are lessons for the public New Mexico health investiga tors found that the three men had shared a supper the night before the first was stricken The meal was green chili and spa ghetti bread and milk The sur vivorrecalled nothing unusual about the smell taste or appear ance of the food Twelve hours after the supper the first victim began complain ing that he could not see well in the morning suns glare He could not play his guitar That night he vomited and haddifficulty speak ing He was admitted to a hos pital and died the second victim went through similar symptoms but survived The third did not feel any effects for a day and a half He went to the hospital the same day they occurred but he died Botulism issevere food poison ing The disease is caused by se cretions of a bacterial called bot ulinum These bacteria are often found in homecanned vegetables and meat which are not sterilized for at least minutes at boil ing temperatures The victim feels no pain or fever he died from paralysis The green chili eaten by the men was home canned Doctors found a partially eaten jar of green chili in the house Its color was normal but it had a putrid odor Tested in the laboratory it killed mice in 15 hours It con tained the deadly bacteria It was almost certainly this chili which caused the illnesses Whether the men actually ate that jar of diseased chili could not be determined the doctors said VBe cause the cook was dead The same day the men ate their chili Jan 10 a 15yearold boy in Kentucky was admitted to the hospital with botulism He had tasted the beans but threw them away because they tasted badly The boy could not swallow and had great difficulty breathing A tracheostomy was performed Thatoperation to open his throat plus antibiotics saved his life Kentucky health officials found that the beans came from one of 25 jars canned last September One month after canning seven of the quarts had exploded Thir teen quarts had been opened sev en eaten but six thrown out be cause they were spoiled The last five quarts were taken for laboratory study Ironically none of them contained the food poison A 32yearold California man last November began suffering chills headache sweats and 104 degree fevers His hobby was hunting but though he had hunted for three months that fall he had no luck However he had helped skin a fellow hunters kill a gray squirrel He remembered there was a tick attached to the squir rels belly And the hunter had an open cut on his right index finger at the tima His illness was diagnosed as re fever a bacteria caused disease transmitted from the tick to the squirrel from the squir rels blood to the man through open cut finger WASHING MACHINE dairy trucks couldnt reach their snowbound farm for several days Photofax plows broke through she had many pounds of butter fhic waot e a many pouns o utter this week Mrs Peter Steensma of rural Sibley used ready for the creamery Steensmk said he threw hfMivasVnno rrmfViina fr ovOr nu 4 en 11 uivcjioiua smu lie LllieW away about 50 gallons of milk per dayrafter the her washing machine to turn the surplus cream into butter She is shown left pouring in the raw ma terial then removing the finishedproduct When J cream had been the weather block ade On the inside EditorialsPage 4 The Surveyor 5 Church Features 67 Mason City News89 Ma son City News 89 Society Sports1112 Comics 15 Business News1617 North Iowa News CRASH KtLLS 5 MICHIGAN CITY Ind UPI Five members of a Hobart Ind family were killed instant ly when a truck ripped through on US 20 of here and crashed headon into their car The dead were identified as John Prosser 29 his wife Marlene 26 their daughter Maria 3 and Prossers ents John Prosser 71 Bertha 61 par and Syria Israel clash again TEL AVIV IsraelUP Israeli and Syrian forces clashed Friday night in a bitter airland battle onthe eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee inflicting heavy casualties in the gravest outbreak in two years Each side claimed a victory in the running frontier battle that involved tanks and artillery as well as the Syrian and Israeli air forces An Israeli army spokesman claimed at least 30 Syrians in cluding a company commander were killed as Israeli forces launched a hitrun invasion of Syria knocking out gun positions He placed Israeli troop losses at five dead and six seriously wounded The Israeli force also captured a large amount of Syrian arms and ammunition the spokesman said A Syrian News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Russ satellite tracked MOSCOW The Soviet Unions new mystery sputnik launched Friday appeared to be the first step in an elaborate scientific information program lay ing the groundwork for manned flights to the moon Western monitoring stations picked up the vehicle on their instruments Vanguard I still beeping FT MONMOUTH N years ago Ameri cas grapefruitsized Vanguard I satellite was launched and after 543 million miles of travel it still is beeping Although the beep is growing dimmer the 1000mile orbit virtually is unchanged Another big tax raid WASHINGTON Federal tax agents who crashed in on gamblers across the nation have ar rested 98 persons in their seventh national crack down of the past two years In simultaneous raids Friday tax men struck in 48 cities and swooped down on 83 gaming establishments In addition to the cash they confiscated 28 slot machines and 18 automobiles Debris merely driftwood AGANA Guam The US Air Force said that partially submerged objects sighted in the Pacific near where a Flying Tiger airline plane carrying 107 persons was thought to have gone down have turned out to be driftwood The sighting of the objects had provided the first slim hope that survivors might be found Jackie on buying spree TJDAIPUR India Jacqueline Kennedy ran short of money and two U S security officers dug into their pockets to help pay for rare handleom ma terial in the Hindu holy city of Benares When the Presidents wife went to visit a silk weaving center she was so enchanted that she bought about worth of goods including a raw silk jacket length piece of material for her husband army spokesman said in Damascus that only one Syrian was killed and five wounded in the battle along the tense frontier He claimedthe Israelis suffered greater losses adding that they lost four tanks and eight other vehicles Five buses and five ambu lances were seen carrying Israeli casualties from the bat Iowa Generally fair through Sunday slowly rising temper atures Lows Saturday near 10 north to 25 south Highs Sun day upper 30s north to 40s south Partly cloudy and warmer Monday NorthIowa Mostly fair and slightly warmer through Sun day Lows Saturday 1018 highs Sunday in upper 30s GlobeGazetfc weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum tlefield said the Arab spokesman He labeled the clash an Israeli aggression against Syrian out posts on the eastern shore The Israeli spokesman said the attack was supported by bombers that struck at Syrian troops dug in north of the Israeli settlement of Nukev The Syrians replied with a heavy artillery barrage on the Jewish collective settlement of Ein Gev south of Nukev The Israeli planes struck the spokesman said only after the Syrians had ignored a UN ob servers ceasefire order and Sy rian aircraft had penetrated Is raeli air space over the Jordan Valley He also accused the Sy rians of attacks on Israeli fisher men The Israeli spokesman said that Syrians have been inter fering for the past 10 years with Israeli fishing on the Sea of Galilee which is within Israeli territory The last serious out break was two years ago when an Israeli unit destroyed Syrian positions around Tufik village after charging that Israeli work ers in the Telkazir area had been attacked Russians order new flights into Berlin BERLIN UPI The Rus sians ordered new harassing flights into the Berlin air corri dors Saturday only hours after their first night sorties look off and landed without incident TJ a uuoii tuaiigi ui uuJiuy Ked Cross headquarters The by President Kennedy would per speaker will be Dr Draper Long mit US agreement to the sus who will discuss the battle of the pension called for in the Brazilian Monitor and the Merrimac proposition FAIRandWARMER 32 8 9 34 9 CIVIL WAR The Civil War Round Table will Moscow meet Sunday at 8 pm at the Atests demand on US Brazil leads Geneva bid GENEVA United States appeared almost certain Saturday to come under pres iure from several nonnuclear na tions in the disarmament confer ence to suspend its plans for a ieries of nuclear weapons tests n the atmosphere starting next month Brazil has taken the lead among the eightnation middle bloc of the conference in arguing that even without an international inspec ion system atmospheric tests can be stopped now because they are detectable over great dis tances At the heart of the developing struggle is President Kennedys announced plan to go ahead with atmospheric tests in late April unless Russia signs a testban reaty providing for international inspection Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko fold US Secretary of State Dean Rusk privately last Sunday that the Soviet govern ment would not accept interna tionalinspection for a test ban Soviet Ambassador Sernyon K Tsarapkin announced the position at a news conference Friday He contended national inspection sys tems were sufficient to police a prohibition on testing US officials regarded the So viet declarations as a public re jection of Kennedys terms Bui they said they would not accept itas Moscows last word on the issue The Presidents offer re mains open should the Soviets change their policy The position developing among the middle bloc of nations how ever threatens to make the tests more than a USSoviet issue If the stand taken by Brazil finds support US diplomats would face a major challenge in winning acceptance of the American test policy Brazilian delegates said they believed that Russia and the Unit ed States could agree on a sus pension of nuclear tests in the air probably before the United States started its new series The Brazilian stand is closer to the Soviet Unions than to that of the United States Since the Russians fired a series of about 50 test explosions in the air last fall the immediate problem is one for Washington rather than Only a basic change of policy s2 SCRUBBING ylla Edmonstone 18yearold charwoman in the home of Mrs H B Brandon in Lon don England scrubs floors as part of the work she chose while awaiting her 21st birth day when she says I will inherit a fortune from the estate of my great grand father Marshall Field Miss Edmonstone who also helps with the five Brandon chil dren identified herself as an heiress to part of the huge Chicago merchandising for tune built by Field Labor troubles dont stop Irish on St Pats Day DUBLIN Ireland AP La or troubles plagued Ireland this St Patricks Day but they didnt stop the Irish from dreaming up the biggest brightest holiday sver The highlight of the program was a mammoth parade through Dublin with 15 bands blaring anc dozens of festooned floats Alsc on the docket was a packed sporL program with hurling gaelic foot ball racing and a soccer match Bad weather has caused a shortage of shamrocks that nor mally blanket the land but street vendors managed to scare up small sprigs and were peddling them at three shillings 42 bunch The souvenir shops had plenty of plastic shillelaghs made in Hong catch the tourist trade For Ireland St Patricks Day s above all a religious festival This year it marks the end of the Patrician Year celebrations a year of religious dedication mark ng the loth centenary of St Patricks death SAME US has one of its own Titan2 is successful ROM OUR WJRE SERVICES Nikiti Khrushchev was talking vaguely about a new global the United States was actually firing one And while the Soviet premier vas boasting that no one warri ng system could be devised against such a missile Ameri n engineers were working on satellite designed to detect hem the moment they are aiiriched The satellite is the Midas missile defense alarm vhich has been orbited experi mentally but probably is several ears from perfection At least wo experimental Midas satel ites have been sent aloft and ne of them was credited with potting a missile only 90 sec ands after it took off from Cape Canaveral Fla last Oct 25 The new U S missile is the Titan2 which leaped off a Cape Canaveral launching pad in its maiden test Friday and streaked more than 5000 miles down the Atlantic range That was at about the time Khrushchev was rattling his rockets again in a speech The Titan2 a much advanced version of the earlier Titans now becoming operational is capableof ranges up to about 12000 miles depending on the size and weight of the nuclear warhead it carries It uses new prppellants and delivers more thrust than any other U S rocket except the mammouth Saturn space booster At its extreme range equal to about half the distance around he earth at the equator the fitan2 has far more reach than needed to hit Russian targets The earliest Atlas missile with a 6400mile range can cover 90 per cent of the SinoSoviet em lire from the central United States by using direct trans Arctic routes But with the Titan2 the Air Force has the startof a more lexible missile force which can arry very large hydrogen war heads and follow what are called omnidirectional tracks over varying ranges It was such an omnidireo ional rocket that Khrushchev eemed to be claiming to have hough his remarks were so im precise that experts here could only speculate He might even have had submarines or bomber aunched missiles in mind or armed satellites which at this luncture are considered the BREAKS SNOW BARRIER Shooting a geyser of snow a rotary plow chews through a huge drift on a country road near Worthington Minn in an area hard hit by heavy snow Some drifts reach 16 feet and were packed so hard V and bjade plows could not budge them Extra equipment was sent in to help in the digout Some township roads leading to farms are still blocked
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