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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Americas J serious food gap Most Negro i diets are poor By EARL UBELL New York News Service NEW has heard of the missile supposed arms lead that Russia held over the US but few have heard of the food gap The food gap exists in th US between Negroes anc whites as a direct outgrowth o the greater poverty poor nous ing and inadequate education o Negroes We have millions of Negroe subsisting on the small intes tines of swine ho maw catfish grits greens and sugar water On the other side of the table the white community has ample supplies of beef milk vegeta bles and fruit One is a dietary vacuum the other is a cornu copia Thats a picture of a food gap A new review by one ofthe nations leading nutrition ex perts reemphasizes the food gap between white and Negro That food gap probably ac counts for a large part of the health gap It is a commonplace of health statistics that the Ne gro has a higher mortality rate in nearly every disease cate gory Dr Jean Mayer professor 01 nutrition at the Harvard Schoo of Public Health had trouble finding information for his re view In recent years said the collection of informa lion on medical nutritional and social characteristics of the Ne gro population seems to have ceased Since the publication of Gun nar Myrdals famous preWorld War II book An American Di 1 e m m a no comprehensive study of the life of the American Negro has appeared What Dr Mayer did find was appalling One survey of the rural and urban South revealed that 60 per cent of the Negroes and 25 per cent of the whites had obviously inadequate diets Only 10 per cent of the Negroes consume an obviously adequate diet while the figure for whites is 45 per cent The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9 1965 UOc a Paper Consists oC Two One Associated Press Full Lease Wires No 1 North Iowa glaze of ice No reply yet to attacks Viet defenses bristle in tense bottle areas SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Vietnamese defenses against possible Communist re taliatory attacks bristled Tues day A battery of Hawk antiair craft missiles was set up at Da Nang air base and Vietnamese armed forces tightened the alert along the North Viet Nam bor der US Air Force F105 fighter bombers roared aloft from Da Nang Tuesday but headed into neighboring Laos for a bombing raid on Communist supply lines there Qualified sources at Da Nang 80 miles south of the border said the FlOSs among the best in the US Air Force arsenal also carried out heavy raids in Laos Monday shortly after Viet namese and American aircraft struck at North Viet Nam The sources said raids against North Viet Nam have halted at least temporarily The raids against Communist supply lines in Laos are expected to continue as they have for more than a month There were no immediate re ports on results of the raids into Laos Heavy fighting continued in South Viet Nam Tuesday and a US helicopter crew member was killed in action in Phuoc Tuy Province not far from Binh Gia Several other helicopter crewmen were wounded Binh Gia was the place where about 500 Vietnamese soldiers became casualties in the last week of 1964 in a huge Viet Cong operation Heavy fighting was reported elsewhere in this wartorn coun try including one bloody battle under way near Pleiku where two American installations were heavily hit Sunday by Viet Cong attacks which touched off the current Vietnamese crisis About 40 gloomy US depend ents left Saigon airport for home the first of nearly 2000 to be evacuated under White House orders while jubilant Vietnamese fliers celebrated Mondays air raids on North Viet Nam About 100 yards away a sol emn funeral ceremony was held for nine Americans eight of whom were killed in Sundays Viet Cong attack on Pleiku Each of the coffins lined up in front of the transport plane which was returning the serv icemens bodies to the United Slates was pinned with a Viet namese and an American dec oration A wreath from the Vi etnamese armed forces was placed at the head of each cof fin US Ambassador Maxwell D Taylor and Gen William C Westmoreland commander of US forces in Viet Nam stopped for a moment of silence in front of each coffin Brig Gen Nguyen Cao Ky Vietnamese air force command er and leader of the raid by 24 Vietnamese bombers on North Viet Nam Monday was deco rated with one of Viet Nams highest medals Back in Da Nang a key air field 80 mites from the North Viet Nam border units of the US Marine Corps Hawk An tiaircraft Missile Battalion flown in from Okinawa were declared operational at am Tuesday Traffic slowed in state Air flights are canceled Legislature House passes vote age of 18 DES MOINES AP The Iowa House Tuesday passed 89 131 a proposed constitutional mistaken He said that even though the US Census Bureau has decided to count students In the North Dr Mayer checked hospital records talked with dieticians and health ad ministrators and concluded that amendment to allow 18 yeariin the population of the com olds to vote The age is now 21jmunites where they attend The bill goes to the Senateschool this does not decide legal Rep Adrian Brinck D Westresidencc Point chief sponsor of the meas ure said 18 year olds of today are better educated and more mature than 21 year olds at the time the nation was founded Negro slums malnutrition are a haven of The indicators Anemias growth failures skin ailments accidents of pregnan associated with malnu trition We get some 100 cases of malnutrition referred to us each year Dr Mayer said in com menting on the problem in the North Now when a doctor re fers for malnutrition rather than anemia or some other sign the you things are pretty bad The worst fed people were the Negro migrant workers who fol low the crops from Florida to New York In 1961 the Florida State Board of Health found cases of scurvy from lack of Vitamin nutritional edema a waterlogging of the tissues and should be allowed to help decide public issues Rep William Scherle R Henderson said he doubts 18 year olds want this much responsibility at this tender age Rep Work law is sent back Marvin Smith RPauI lina asked the House to con DES MOINES AP In a surprise move the Iowa House sent back to committee for fur ther study Tuesday a controver sial bill to repeal the states A massive ice storm moved linto North Iowa Tuesday slow ing traffic on wheels and on I foot to a cautious crawl Freezing rain and drizzle coat led highways and streets with ice up to an eighth of an inch places Icing conditions in the air forced cancellation of Ozark Air lines flights to Mason City Omaha Minneapolis and Chi cago departures also were called loff Runways at the airport were covered Bus transportation was slowed Iby the slick highways An early morning bus from Des Moines had to delay its departure one hour However by noon the buses were again operating on Itime Four accidents on Mason City streets since 7 am were at tributed to icy pavements The highway patrols District 8 head OMAHA andtquarters in Mason City and the family moved Tuesday to unCerro Gordo County sheriffs de tangle the apparent double life partment reported no collisions of an Omaha television sportsIn southern Iowa fog added caster to the hazards of travel Through an attorney John F Hundreds of schools either Untangle twin life of Fritz Little doubt of true identity sider what might happen in a rjghtt0work law IJ college town if 18 year were allowed to vote If you reduce this age to IS1 years Smith said youre goj ing to take in most college stu dents They are going to be able to vote bonded indebtedness on the communities where they are in college I wonder if towns a n d marasmus progressive The action came after a Dem ocratic caucus which discussed Democratic legislators were closemouthed about the reason for the development Rep Leej Gaudineer DDes Moines chief sponsor of the bill said only that it had been discovered the HATTER US EMBASSY Students smash windows with rocks and snowballs at the US Em bassy in Moscow in protest against American air raids on North Viet Nam The demonstrators were led by Vietnamese with Chinese students helping them out like Oclwein Failfield andbm wouldnt do quite what it Storm Lake want to do this Rep Maurice Baringer was designed to do Oelwein replied thai Smith was1 In each group the children bore the brunt of the food gap In all three the protein intake of children was only borderline Cases of Kwashiokor known in Africa as the red boys dis ease spring up constantly Kwashiokor occurs when a lack of protein damages the liver and results in the reddening of black hair Among migrant workers Florida health officials found that the children were under size for their ages and that their denial health was atro cious These signs indicate thatj the migrants have the worst nuj trition of all I Among each group socialj conditions govern the choice and preparation of food Relaj lively poor confined to shopping in certain stores and inade fiuately educated the Negro se lects a diet that mocks modern nutritional knowledge In the South the Negro usu ally eats the same types of food as the white of the same economic level but in different proportions Negroes cat a good deal of flour products fats rice grits corn meal and sweet notatoes They consume only small quantities of fish meat and poultry A small chicken may be divided among 8 to 10 persons Much pork is consumed but only the high fat low protein feet pig ears pig tails hog maw chitterlings fat back and bacon River fish are readily available to the country Negro but not to the city Negro The country Negro cats more vegetables mostly collards North Iowa Weather outlook Freezing or ending Tuesday night M north to 30 south with q u i 11 strong northerly winds falling temperatures Inside The Globe MASON CITY AN tells of Senate approves annual sessions DBS MOINES AP A pro jposed constitutional amendment calling for annual sessions of the Iowa Legislature passed the Protest attacks Crowd storms U S Russian embassy Fritz Johnson 37 conceded Monday that an exhaustive check left little doubt Johnson is the missing Lawrence Joseph Bader of Akron Ohio Bader disappeared eight years ago Harry J Farnham the attor ney said Johnson has no recol iection of being Bader and for this there must be a medical ex planation The attorney said Johnson would undergo thorough physi ical neurological and neuro psychiatric tests Farnham referred to several things he said would assume great medical significance One he said was the fact that he has had a cancerous tumor removed from inside his head The attorney apparently re ferred to a cancer which cost Johnson an eye Surgery was performed last March 16 i Farnham also referred to a jhead injury in naval service iThe Navy said if requested to trace records of the injury it did not open at all or classes were one to two hours late in getting started All schools in Boone County were closed The icy conditions delayed the start of the city bus service in Des Moines about two hours and transit officials warned that service would be erratic all day Thick fog cut visibility to one sixteenth of a mile in the Burl ington area and to oneeighth of a mile at Cedar Rapids The storm began moving east ward across the state shortly after midnight The State Highway Commis sions morning road report said highways west of aline through McGregor Manchester Iowa City Washington and Burling ton were 100 per cent ice cov line would take several days Viet war Page S Editorials North Iowa news Comics e Mason City news 789 Society news 1011 Sports news 1314 Clear Lake news 1415 Farm news 22 Senate 3817 Tuesday i It now goes to the House 4 SJ TIRE BILL KILLED DES MOINES House Transportation voted 194 to Committee kill a bill has that MOSCOW 1000 Some in the crowd hung anti demonstrators hurled rocks and American signs on the seven foot iron picket fence in front of the building The disorders closely followed the pattern of previous demon strations smashed windows of the US Embassy Tuesday and smeared the building with green and blue ink in a protest against US air raids on North Viet Nam tachment of police appeared to rival embassy guards closed be making no effort to restrain and locked heavy iron gates the rock throwers The demonstrators marchediyard would have permitted cities to require motorists to use snow tires or chains during winter The crowd surged past a thin This time most of the demon line of police Most of the emjstrators appeared to be Moscow bassy windows on the groundUniversity students and second floor were smashed Witnesses said the small A short time before their ar jleading to the embassy said The legal and personal rami fications of this situation are tragic and enormous Farn ered Roads east of the were wet to slushy The forecast called for the precipitation to end in western Iowa Tuesday night with snow in the northeast and north cen tral areas and rain or snow in the southeast Colder weather was on tap up to the ninestory embassyl The embassy which had re building in orderly welldrilledccivcd indications of a demon columns stration had informed the So Thcy carried Vietnamese andvict Foreign Ministry and asked Soviet flag and handmadcjfor police protection Moscow posters denouncing the Amerijpolice arrived in response to the call and strung out on the side walk in front of the embassy can retaliatory raids Wednesday High temperatures Monday were from 27 at Dubuque to 34 Farnham was to meet in Chijat Sioux City and Spencer cago Tuesday with members ofj Lows Monday ranged from 20 the Bader familv and an Waterloo to 29 at Davenport ney for Baders wife Council Bluffs and Cedar Rap Mrs Bader has four children ids and has not remarried j j Johnson married while in Omaha and he and his wife Nancy have two children Massive sea hunt for bodies of 84 crash victims NEW YORK AP A flotilla of ships crisscrossed the calm and sunbrightened sea off Jones Beach Tuesday in a search for bodies and debris from the crash of an airliner Eightyfour persons were aboard the Eastern Air Lines DC7 a fourengine propeller plane when it dived into the Atlantic minutes after taking off Monday nighl from Kennedy Airport No one survived the crash of the 52ton airliner A geyser of flames signaled the tragedy to watchers on shore some eight miles away By daybreak searchers had recovered seven bodies Muti lated parts of other bodies and fragments of wreckage gave mute testimony to the force of the impact Thirteen Coast Guard vessels searched a 200squaremile area off Long Islands South Shore Three seaplanes and three heli copters flew patterns over the scene Along 40 miles of beach shore patrols collected debris that washed ashnrc There was no immediate hint of what caused the tragedy The weather was good there was no hint of sabotage and everything had seemed normal as the plane soared off Monday night from Kennedy Interna tiona Airport a federal official said There was no radio word of distress from the crew It should have been a fine trip for Flight 663 to Richmond Va Charlotte Greerrille Spartanburg SC and Atlanta Ga The crews of two other air liners saw the crash William Lamb of the Civil Aeronautics Board said an Air Canada crew reported an ex plosion in the ocean and a Pan American flight saw the plane in an exceptionally steep turn Coast Guard lookoul A on shore seaman Dale D Bishop 19 of Easton Pa heard a sound like a firecracker and saw a fire at sea The flames were orange but I was not definite that it was a plane yet it must have been The flames flared up for a while and then died down he said A fishing boat reported it had found a plane seat with a body strapped in it but the body had slipped back into the water as it was being hoisted aboard The searchers also fished out scraps of burned and torn parts of the plane charred bits of clothing and airline brochures found floating on water 60 to 75 feet deep You keep looking said Coast Guard Capt Ira McMuI lan of Memphis Tcnn When you dont see people alive its a feeling of futility The 79 passengers included two young opera singers en route to a South Carolina con cert a woman bound for a fu neral prominent Southern busi nessmen a former Virginia col CROWD AT CRASH SITE A crowd includ ing relatives or friends of victims gathers on sand at waters edge at Jones Beach on Long Islands Photofax south shore after crash of an Eastern Air Lines DC7 plane lege beauty queen soldiers heading home on furlough from Germany and others returning to camp in Georgia The plane had started in Bos ton but all but one of its pas sengers had boarded in New York Through the night under the eerie light of flares dropped by planes and helicopters the boats continued the search Searchers could see the lights of the shore and the glow of Man hattan about 40 miles away Chris Walk of the Federal Aviation Agency said the last radio call from the plane was an acknowledgment of a routine instruction from the Kennedy tower to change direction The plane had reported it was climbing through 3700 feet heading southeast The pilot was Capt Frederick Robert Carson 41 of Hunting ton NY a veteran of 19 years with the airline Both he and first officer Edward Robert Dunn also 41 of Clinton Conn were pilots during World War II Carson in the Army Air Force and Dunn in the Navy A Civil Aeronautics Board said the investigation to estab lish the probable cause of the accident may take a long time Nations weather foggy and rainy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Widespread rain and fog shrouded the nation from Texas the Northeast Tuesday Many communities kept a wary eye on rising rivers and streams Hazardous driving warnings were in effect for northwestern exas and Oklahoma because of reezing rain and snow Fog and lowing snow made traveling reacherous in eastern New VIexico The weather was jlamed for the deaths of two Haljamar NM women The Weather Bureau said a torm center in the extreme outhern Plains would produce heavy snow in the middle Mis issippi Valley The Weather Bureau said an other storm center in the ex reme northwestern plains and he Rockies produced several inches of new snow in the higher elevations i A SAME T ;