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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Doily Nwspoptr y CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HIIOHiOtS HOME EDITION I TOL LTII FTM and UnJUd Full Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST Zt 1151 Piper ConiUU of Two m One Mans n A ly W EARL HALL FatCan Beand Often Istatal NOT to long ago I met up with an old friend That it wasback in New Jersey is of no particular importance to my story What hap pened there doubtless would have happened wherever I might chance to like circurhstances The thing I noted about my friend oflong standing was thai he had permitted himself to be come quite noticeably overweight Although I probably shouldnt have done so I proceeded to chan nel the conversation thatway Finally my friend turned on me with this smiling observation You dumed dieters are just like a reformed drunkard You want everybody else to quit hav ing a good time just because you did I say he was smiling He was But there was still a note of un derlying vexation to his voice It wasnt entirely a joking matter He was getting just a little bit weary of having other people even wellintentioned him how to live his life An Unappreciated Greeting And I know exactly how my friend felt about the whole busi ness I remember so very well how distressing it was to be on the receivingend of thisgreeting at leastonce a day Getting a little heavier arent you The most I could say was that I had weighed approximately the lame for approximately 25 years And that was approximately true But the fact I was reluctant to face up to was this My weight for those 25 years although fairly constant was at least 30 pounds greater than it should ever have been And like nearly eyery other overweight person T resorted to that old dodge about being predis posed to obesity because of my ancestors I had a paternal uncle who let himself become just one ike smaller than a baby elephant I pufcthe blame on him I even kidded myself into believing that perhaps I had some glands that outof balance how ingeni ously imaginative can be when hes tryinjJKto self inthis Tm themasculine gender here quite deliberately I might suspect but Id never openly charge the distaff side of the hu man race of being as weak or as blind aswe mere males are in this delicatematter Not so many weeks ago as some of you may recall I devoted this commentary feature to my own story I told notonly of my diet discipline which in 4 months had cut down my weight by some 35 pounds but also of my hitherto unheralded abstinence from smok ing for nearly a year and a half I had been led into the reducing program by an extremely simple myself TO myself One day I asked myself Where are all my fat old friends My answer had tobe They arent around any more theyre all dead I reasoned that this not only could but inevitably would happen to me Not Worth the Bad Taste In the case of the decision to give up smoking there was no such somber angle I merely weighed the very limited pleasure I was getting out of my cigarets and pipes against the birdcage taste I had in my mouth every morning The little fun isnt worth the big bad taste I concluded Up to now I havent urged any body to quit smoking If you put yourself to the same test that I did I venture that more than a lew of you will decide on the same course of action But if youre de riving any real pleasure from not merely indulging yourself in a habit which is pri marily be the first to say go ahead with it And more power to you But in the case of the excess fat I hold another view Ive told my friends where to kick me if I ever permit myself to become exces sively heavy again and as my New Jersey friend so picturesquely pointed out I am telling my over weight friends theyd better cut down on their groceries if they want to postpone their date with the undertaker and the florist Recommended Reading There has come to my attention In recent days a little treatise on this whole subject Id like to make required reading in every Amer ican home where there is one overweight member of the fam ily Its from the Northwestern National Life Insurance Co of Minneapolis and its titled Fat Can Be Fatal Its No 15 in a ecries of studies designed to help older people enjoy life longer Let me dip into this little folder for a few facts which I hope will you into doing something it it youre greatly over weight Obesity may well be the most pressing problem in American CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Veep Brushes Aside Idea Hes Too Old Washington President Barkley Monday brushed aside idea that he may be too old for a political race in the 1952 national election I have ahead of me lots of years Barkley said in an inter view published by the magazine U S News and World whether they will be years of service may depend on the Ameri can people A man who is 70 now is supposed to be about ivhat the man 50 years old was 50 years ago i The vice president is 73 Some xKtical observers have specu ated his age might rule him out of consideration in any democratic search for a possible successor to resident Truman should Truman decide not to run Accused Yank Offers to Face Murder Trial Icardi Would Rejoin Army Wuhiarton Pen tagon officials admittedly were confronted Monday with an un precedented situation by the offer of a former OSS officer to re enter the army and stand trial on charges of murdering his com manding officer in Italy The offer was made by Aldo Icardi former OSS lieutenant who attacked the defense depart ments charges as absurd vicious and completely untrue Icardi and former Sgt Carl G LoDolce of Rochester N Y have been accusedby the defense de partment of the murder of Maj William V Holohan of New York while the 3 men were on a cloak anddagger mission behind enemy lines in Italy in 1944 LoDolce also has denied that he and Icardi poisoned and then shot Holohan with the help of two Italian partisans The court of assizes in Novara Italy has moved to extradite the two men for trial there Italian officialssaid they were named confessions of two Italian parti sans held on charges of complicity in the slaying Icardi told the United Press that enemies of this country are trying to extradite me to Italy where I wouldnt stand a chance of fair trial Rather than be extradited he said I would be willing to re enter the army and face a military court Mr Attendance at N Fair Sets Record The North Iowa lair closed Sunday night with a record at tendance of 85496 persons Man ager M C Lawson reported Mon day The added day and the public acceptance of the Ice Varieties of 1951 which played 5 of its 6 night shows to a full grandstand were responsible for the record lesaid Sundays afternoon crowd of 5674 paid admissions to the frandstand and bleachers for the 00 mile stock car race nearly illed the available seats Lawson said but was not a record for a single performance For manyv years previously the forth Iowa fair had opened on and closed on Labor day rhis year because the Iowa and Minnesota state fairs both took over the Labor day weekend the Mason City fair opened on Tues day evening Aug through Sunday 14 and ran AP Wirephoto BORN IN NIGHT and Brucef Barstow admire their 6 pound 13 ounce baby daughter Bex born early Sunday morning in a cocktail lounge of Giros night club in Hollywood Mrs Barstow a 21yearold hat check girl at the club was on duty at the time Charge Pendergast Politics Reach to White House By G MILTON KELLY Washington republican senators said Monday in a controversial report that the senates RFC investiga tion showed President Truman and Wflliam M Boyle Jr democratic national committee chairman have transf e Pendergast politics to the national level Scurrilous and politically motivated retorted Senator Fulbright referring to the republican report He is chairman of the subcommittee which investi gated the reconstruction finance corporation But Fulbright other democrats wrotei and the on the investi gating group joined in a majority report which itself renewed charges made by the committee last February that the big govern ment lending agency had fallen prey to an influence ring with white house contacts Substantiated The new report from the demo crats adopted by the full banking committee and sent along to the senate said those charges were fully substantiated in a new series of public hearings held after Mr Txuman had called the preliminary report asinine It added new comments about what it called an accepted prac tice among borrowers of seeking entree to the RFC by means of a democratic national committee in troduction And it said RFCs for mer board of directors now su percefied by W Stuart as oneman administrator ly acknowledged its responsive ness to external influence The sharper and more personal language by Senators Capehan RInd and Bricker was in a bulky minority report which also was submitted to file senate Scurrilous Fulbright called their statement scurrilous in a postscript state ment He said it was so partisan that he regretted it had to tie printed at public expense And Senator Ben ton a member of the banking commit tee but not of the RFC subcom mittee said the CapehartBricker document abounds with false in Much of it doesnt even deal with the HFC Benton said in a statement Altogether the exchange amounted to a signal the political shooting over HFC and its lending practices going on for years will be beard right on through the 1952 campaign and probably longer The republican minority report called Mr Truman and Boyle graduates of one of the jnost corrupt political machines inthe history of any a reference to the old Pendergast setup cen tered in Kansas City Mo with tieups in St Louis They have transferred Pender gast politics to the national level the report charged Moralityin government has declined to the lowest ebb in the nations The American people are deeply ashamed and rightly It ascribed to the president and Boyle primary blame full has charged cropped out in RFC affairs and raised a question Boyle headed a huge influence racket The minority report said thein quiry had to substantiate the charge that Guy George Ga brielson the republican party na tional chairman had engaged in RFC influence peddling in con nection with an loan to Carthage Hydrocol Inc an oil firm Caribbean Hurricane Rips Along Gulf Coast Truce Chance Worsens New Crisis Threatens Efforts By KOBEKT B TUCKMAN Munsan Korea and communist subcommittees met briefly in Kaesong Monday as a hew crisis threatened efforts to stop the Korean war General headquarters in Tokyo said partisan forces of either side may be trying to wreck ar mistice negotiations The statement was in reply to red charges that UN forces am bushed a red patrol inside Kae 5mile neutral zone Sunday A Chinese patrol leader was kill ed and a Chinese soldier seriously injured Police Duties North Korean Lt Gen Nam H senior communist delegate at the Kaesong talks said the Chinese patrol was carrying out policing duties in conformity with the neutrality agreement The subcommittees met for only 70 minutes Monday It was their shortest session since they took over for the main truce delegations Friday There was no report of progress from the secret talks But the negotiators agreed to meet again at 11 a m Tuesday 7 p rn Monday CST The subcommittees are trying to hammer out a compromise agreement on the question of a ceasefire buffer zone The main UnitedNations command wants i generally along present Tjattle lines most of which are north of 38 Both Wfflinr Both sides have indicated a wil lingness to compromise United Nations staff officers at Kaesong Monday refused to Jet allied newsmen sit on the veran stand near the two entranceways Joy flew to Tokyo from Mun san Korea after the ambush in cident and conferredwith Gen Matthew B Ridgway allied su preme commander Ridgways headquarters said Monday in a statement Preliminary questioning of witnesses has disclosed that many ofthe assailants were dressed in civilian clothing and did hot wear steel helmets or other military garb Some witnesses stated that a great number of the participants were civilians who may be par tisans of either side who are in tent on sabotaging the efforts of the delegations to arrive at a sat isfactory armistice negotiation In Korea earlier the UN com tnand suggested that an armec band of Korean red guerrillas may have violatedr the zone by firing on a Chinese platoon policing the area The statement said it might have been a deliberate move by politi callyguided Korean red civilians to breakthe armistice talks and prolong the the Chi Democrats Defend Far East Policies By JACK BELL Washington JP Democrats Monday defended President Tru mans far eastern policies and as sailed a republican assertion that any final peace which leaves Ko rea divided would be a delusion Eight republicans in a week end report on the inquiry into the ouster of Gen Douglas MacAr thur called for liberation and unification of Korea Appeasement Blamed They blamed what they labeled appeasement policies of Mr Tru man and Secretary of State Ache son for the loss of China to the communists They said the Yalta agreement spawned most of Amer icas difficulties with comrminism Answering unofficially Senator Hunt DWyo said that if the 8 by Senator Bridges of New to risk World war HI by exces sive demands in Korea they ought to say so flatly He criticized an assertion in the G 0 P report that a settlement must south of the Yalu river border o Manchuria would admit the suc cess of Chineseaggressors The republicans seem to be de manding now more concession han Russia and China can yieli in Korea and save face Hun said They might as well ring the near bell for World war m If thats what they want they should saj so Kiddinc Ourselves Senator Cain RWash one of the authors of the G O P re port told a reporter he and others arent contending that a ceasefire agreement must for com pete withdrawal of the reds from JCorea But there will be no permanen seace shortof the unification o Slorea he declared we wffl be kidding ourselves if we believi there will be Senator Kefauver DTenn said the republican attack on the administrations far eastern poll cies was not factual and construe tive at all rlfc will do more to divide th American people than tnythin else at a critical time when unity be achieved at home h declared argued this point for 10 days and found themselves completely deadlocked The communists want the buffer zone to straddle the 38th parallel old political dividing line between North and South Korea The nwntbfficersVushed their search Sioux City Presses Hunt for Escapees Sieve City enforat through 3 ststss Monday for two escapees from the Woodbury coun ty jaiL Z Jf The two are 33 and his wife Margaret Rita Young 32 both of Perry The couple in company with Robert Claywell 35 fled from the iafl Saturday night after over powering binding and gagging da of the conference building or the night jailer The escapees Md nese doing most of the fighting naped Harold Nickle a tavern op erator and drove away in Ms car Recaptured Claywell who was awaiting jail on a grand larceny charge was re captured about 3 hours after the escape in suburban Riverside No race has been found of the Youngs who were held in lieu of S10 000 bond on a charge of break ng and entering a drug store at Sloan More than SlOOO K dope was reported taken in tea ibreakin Nickle told police that he was forced to accompany the Youngs oil foot after his car mired down in a xoad near Riverside fie said he finally persuadedthem to let him go Nicfcle said he tele phoned Ike Sherman his boss who brought him back to the city Kidnaping Involved Police said Sunday night Clay well probably will be charged with kidnaping as well as break ing jail Sheriff Edwin L Lunde mean while said he had no comment on what action may be taken con cerning what he termed a foolish on the part of Jailer Lawrence Soderstrom Soderstrom said he opened the door to the cell block to place a bucket inside when Young at tacked him Young forced the jail er to free Claywell and Mrs Young Sheriff Lunde said he did not iiink the break was planned but that Young just took advantage of his opportunity when it pre sented itself The Youngs were captured July 1 in Burlington after an early morning chase over back roads of and Des Moines counties Be sides the breaking and entering charge at Sloan Young also is wanted in connection with two sank robberies in North Dakota Weekend Accidents Fatal to 3 Br THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three injtow over the weekend two in traffi accidents one by drowning The traffic dead were Donovan Troyna 15 of New Hampton am Charles Brockmffler 11 of Wei ton l LAST CHANCE CROWD last chance to see the auto races at the North Iowa fair of 1951 brought out this record crowd Bleachers on the infield as well as those on both sides of the grandstand arc full The spectators saw GlobeGazette photo by Musscr one of the most exciting races in Mason City history with 3 cars challenging each other for the lead throughout the last 80 laps of the 100mile race The winner was only ahead of the second place car at the finish The drowning victim was Dar lene Jov DeJong 4 daughter o Mr and Mrs Nick P DeJong o near Pella Troyna died Saturday night o injuries suffered earlier in the da when he fell from the bumper o a car He was riding on the bump er while he and his brother David 18 were hauling a ladder to a farm near Frederika where the two boys worked Young Troyna was steadying the ladder The Brocknuller boy was killed in a twocar collision near the intersection of two country roads north of Grand Mound Saturday The DeJong girl fell into a stock tank at the familys farmhome Her father pulled her out within afew minutes but was dead when a doctor arrived STILES ELECTED Wichita Kans Stiles of Des Moines has been elected president of the midwest fish and same commissioners SAME DATE Btack the traffic IB fut All About rMII MOUUt The Weather Mason City Brief showers likelj Monday evening Slowly ing during night with low 52 to 56 Partly cloudy andcool Tues day with high 72 to 75 Iowa Clearing and cooler west showers east portion Monday nigSt Low Monday night 48 to 55 northwest 62 south east Tuesday partly cloudy andcool with high in 70s North to northeast winds 15 1VLPH Tuesday Further outlook Fair and warm Wednesday Scat tered thunderstorms likely Wed nesday night and Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night with showers extreme north cooler west portion Tuesday partly cloudy and cooL Low Monday night 4550 west and north 5055 southeast High Tuesday south 6368 north 6874 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Sunday Aug 19 Maximum 78 Minimum 59 At 8 a rn 63 Precipitation 216 Year Ago Maximum 77 Minimum 53 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Monday Aug 20 Maximum 78 Minimum 57 At 8 a m 61 Precipitation 31 Year Ago Maximum 65 Minimum 35 Jamaica Counts Up 109 Dead Damage Estimate Is Million Miami Fla The rampant iropical hurricane swirled the Yucatan peninsula Monday and entered the Gulf oft Mexico the north coast town of gresso J Its 180mile journey over land during the night took much of tick out of the great storm which killed at least 109 persons and destroyed property valued at some 156000000 on the island of Jamaica It wfll regenerate land regainf its f ull strength nonK that it over water again warned Grady Norton chief storm forecaster at the Miami weather bureau The storm reentered the gulf with its center intact There is plenty of heat and humidity needed to regain its force over gull waters Heads for Grande Onits present course which storm has followed lor over 1000 miles it is pointed in the general direction of the mouth of the Rior Grande river separating Mexico and Texas Merida capital of Yucatan andf center of an ancient Mayan dvilis ization received winds of only 50 miles an hour from the storm The center passed north of Merida 1 The hurricane struck atJamaica Friday night and Saturday witht winds up to 130 miles an hour 1 The storms was slightly lessened aslfcslamnwd across land weatherman here raid JtwotOd gain some of it spread out over fi The hardest blowfwasiTexpSBCted to fall near peninsulas tip and Campeche on the gulf and rough Iy75milestothesoutfl v The extent of the damage to the Yucatan peninsula was notimmei diately known Radio closed down as the disturbance drew near and other means ot communicating with the stricken areas were not available s i if The storm had grown erably in size and ferocity since if was first reported in the CaritK bean and since itswept across the island of Jamaica leaving a mon strous count property arid death v Extreme caution was advised on Jae northern Yucatan peninsula especially in the of Men da and in nearby waters After bringing terrorrcteath and destruction to the hur ricane lashed a glancing blow powered by a 92mile an wind at the British island of trand Cayman Then sweeping along a wild northwesterlypath the crashed over Cozumel island and fell with tremendous force against the Yucatan peninsula Heaviest Blow A 250mile strip of land with stood the shock Kingston suffered the hurri canes heaviest blow against Ja maica The entire island was hard hit jy the ferociouswinds and tha 17inch deluge that accompanied At Port Royal at the end of a thin sandy strip of land that bounds Kingston on the south ev ery building was damaged not a single structure remained in sound condition were killed in this town of 2000 Eight persons diedatMay Pen near the former US base Ver nam field Authorities at Kingston sought o round up the TOprisoners who ained their freedom when the sig blow toppled a wall of the islands penitentiary The islands poor house a n d mental hospital also were bat tered and the government re 6rted that several persons were tilled when the roofs on these structures collapsed Ninety per cent of the rich oa lana crop in some areas was blown down but another import ant crop coconuts suffered less damage The government has tak in steps to offset an anticipated ihortage Forecaster meanwhile kept a weather eye lifted toward a new area of suspicion kicking up the waters to the northeast o Puerto Rico In this warm spawning ground of hurricanes there wert elltale signs barometric ures were tumbling and winds were shifting i ;