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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Biggest Iowa bill See story on pdge 2 HOME Rubble covers bodies in Libya Fasting prayer Lent Features of devout life By LOU ISC ASS ELS United Press International In the Bible prayer and fast ing are mentioned repeatedly in the same phrase as if they were twin features of a devout life This biblical habit of speech has a quaint ring to many mod ern Christians They recognize the importance of prayer but they look upon fasting as an outworn custom With Lent beginning Wednes day this is an appropriate time to reexamine the ancient prac tice of fasting What is it What does the Bible say about it What are its pit falls Fasting is defined in Web sters unabridged dictionary as voluntary abstinence from food or from certin types of food for a space of time as a spiritual discipline The most rigorous kind of fast ing is to take no nourishment whatever But the person who gives up candy for Lent is also fasting after a From a religious viewpoint the tfemors could still be felt along Kifmifipanf foot the towns main street BARGE Libya UPI More than 200 bodies have been re moved from the rubble of fhi earthquake stricken city which once had almost 13000 inhabi ants Britishofficials from the mil itary base at nearby Benghazi estimate that some 200 to 300 bodies are still to be found In the latest report Saturday at least 200 victims were beinj treated for injuries at the Barce Military Hospital Some came from the Barce City Hospital which was destroyed by the vi olent tremors that made this the worst earthquake in Libyas his tory A joint BritishAmerican task force aided Libyan army troops in the rescue work Operations were hampered by high winds and rain which made life miserable for homeless in habitants ofthecity The US Air Force and Brit ish authorities were rushing tents and emergency iood sup plies to the area In the midst of the havoc anc confusion at the Barce military hospital a young Libyan mother gave birth to twins and then turned to offer comfort and sympathy to earthquake vie tims The first shocks struck at pm local time Thursday while most of the citys inhabitants were just sitting down to dinner It was followed by a series o lesser shocks The scene was beyond be lief said one rescue worke who worked through the night Wholefamilies were found in the ruins killed just as they sa down to eat Hours the initial shock significant thing about any fast is Castro in blast at US By GEORGE ARFELD HAVANA Premier idel Castro Saturday denied that iis forces had attacked an Amer can shrimp boat He charged in stead that the United States was creating artificial tensions and making the seas off Cuba unsafe or navigation As thousands cheered Castro read extracts from Soviet Defense Minister Rodion Malinovskys Moscow speech Friday in which he Soviet arms chief warned that i US attack on Cuba would ouch off World War III Fidel Khrushchev we are with you both roared the crowd at the midnight meet ng of the United Party of Social ist Revolution This is a Sovietstyle monolithic organization Castro has created to supplant old political parties and to rule Cuba Denying responsibility for the shrimp boat incident Castro nev ertheless vowed to defend himsel by all possible means agains any attack The American boat Ala didn1 even fly a flag Castro said 0 course this was a consequence o the state of chaos which imperial ism has created in our waters Herepeated Cuban claims tha tiis air force was looking for two pirates had taken Castro denied US chaises tha subversion arid indirect attack are the main Communist threats in Latin America We do not practice subversion nor export revolution he told th crowd 50 per cent o On the inside Page 4 5 67 89 10 Editorials f The Surveyor Religious Features Society News Clear Lake News Sports H12 Comics 15 Business News 1617 Mason City News 181 Latest Markets 19 North Iowa News 22 that it is a voluntary act of selfdenial Barce s commercial and resi There are many references to dential district flattened fasting in the Old Testament From the time of Moses Jews fasted on special occasions as an expression of humility re pentance or sorrow At the start of the New Testa ment era fasting had become a prescribed ritual bound up like other religious duties in an in tricate system of laws The pharisees fasted every Monday and Thursday and made sure that everyone knew it Many Christians today seem to have the impression that Jesus criticized the pharisees for fasting But this is a serious misreading of the scripture His criticism was aimed at the ostentatious way in which the Pharisees paraded the piety In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus told his disciples When you fast do not look dismal like the hypocrites for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men but anoint your head and wash your face that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your father who is in heaven These words clearly imply that Jesus expected his dis ciples to fast They also seem to say that fasting when done as a secret act of devotions is pleasing to God The New Testament records that Jesus himself fasted at the start of his ministry when he was wrestling with the temp tation to win men to his side the easy way The early Chris tian church followed his ex ample Fasting has its pitfalls The main one as Jesus pointed out is pride It can take the crude form of bragging about what youve given up for Lent Or it can take the subtler and more dangerous form of secretly feel ing superior to those who arent fasting But nonfasting can equally be an occasion of spiritual pride The person who says that he doesnt need to fast during a special period like Lent be cause I practice Christian selfdenial all yearround is not far from the pharisees Fasting also can do more spiri tual harm than good if it is un dertaken in the belief that its main purpose is to strengthen will power This may indeed be a byproduct of fasting butj the person who makes it his chief objective is apt to forget that Christians rely not on their own strength but on the grace at God i Cooking school here March 2122 Homemakers living in Ma son City and the surrounding area will be treated to a spe cial event ou March 21 and 22 according to W Earl Hall edi tor and publisher of the Globe Gazette A free cooking school called Susan Lowes Modern Living Festival will be put on at Roosevelt Fieldhouse under the sponsorship of the Globe Gazette The cooking dem onstrations which will last 2Vz to 3 hours are a part of this newspapers public service program said Mr Hall Full and complete details on the Modern Living Festival event have not been worked out as yet As more plans are formulated and details de cided upon the information will be passed on to Globe Gazette readers It is known however that Susan Lowe food lecturer and vriter from Rural Gra FJDEL CASTRO Fire kills 70 members of family MOREHOUSE Mo A family of 10 was wiped out early Saturday when flames destroyed their frame home near Morehouse Paul Saville his wife Shir ley and their eight children were trapped inside The Morehouse fire department answered the call but firemeri said we couldnt do anything about it They pumped water until the tanktruck ran dry and went for more When they re turned the home had burned to the a fireman said The victims children were Paul Davis Gtenda Sue Es ther Everett Atvin Hender son Michael and Zelda Mae They and their parents were in bed when the flames broke out about 3 am Firemen said the blaze was apparently caused by a defec tive heater vure Publications will handle the demonstrations Door prizes will be awarded to those attending the cooking school There will be free bags of groceries mixing bowls cookbooks and numer prizes The Modern Living pro gram although sponsored in Mason City by the Mason City GlobeGazette is participated in nationally by ColgatePalm olive Nestles Karo Syrup Fleischmanns Yeast Speed Queen Laundry Equipment Westinghbuse Ranges Dia mond Walnut Alcoa Wrap and Kraft Marshmallows There will be no admission charge to the cooking school It will all be free Watch fu ture issues of the GlobeGa zette for more information on the approaching ModernLiv ing cooking school The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 10c a copy No It Mardi Gras fun grows into rioting NEW ORLEANS ficers with police dogs and mounted patrolmen surged through the French quarter Friday night quieting a carni val crowd gone wild with Mardi Gras spirit Dozens of arrests were made and officers were still booking patrons Saturday for a cooling off period An officer said he could not determine how many persons were arrested and re leased because ofriotous rey elry Mounted policemen and offi cers in squad cars drove one large Bourbon Street crowd back six blocks before the elers dispersed at Canal Street A fight broke out at Pat OBriens a French quarter night spot famed for a drink called The Hurricane Spec tators mobbed the area Most of those arrested were booked for being drunk and re sisting arrest Duane McKinnon 22of Tip ton Calif was treated at Char ity Hospital for dog bites and booked for resisting arrest RichardD Carroll 19 and Jimmy H Rector 19 both of Chattanooga Tenn were ar rested for carrying concealed weapons I It was the first major disturb ance of the carnival season the preLenten merriment that cul minates with Mardi Gras next Tuesday The crowds seemed totally unconcerned with Dist Atty Jim Garrisons recent vice crackdown in the French quar ter as they pushed from bar tobar The freewheeling parties were still going early Saturday The disturbances started shortly after the Krewe club of Hermes recreated the days of Good King Arthur with an orderly 16float parade Three carnival parades were sched uled Saturday and four more Sunday Carnival crowds ignor ed near freezing weather Fri day night to watch Hermes ca vort through the city Troops in Cuba threat RICHMOND Va John Stennis DMiss said Fri day night that Russias plan to withdraw several thousand troops from Cuba still failed to remove the MadeinMoscow government from the Caribbean nation Stennis said the United States needs a firmer harder policy to wipe out Communist Cuba The basic problem and the real threat to the Americas lies in t h e fact that international Communism now has a firm foothold in the Western Hemis phere he said Neither this withdrawal nor any other par tial withdrawal should be con sidered as a final solution Stennis told the Sons of the Revolution that even 10 Russian troops in Cuba would be too many The American people are disturbed and uneasy because they know that we cannot live with this menace indefinitely he continued They want to be assured that our responsible of ficials recognize the problem and recognize also that it will not just disappear with the passage of time In Moscow Saturday Marshal Matvey Zakharov the Soviet Chief of Staff boasted that Rus sias rockets could hit a n y spot in any country that might attack it In a broadcast statement marking Russias 45th Army Navy Day Zakharov said the rockets which terrified Nazi troops inWorld War II were the of our modern missiles Photofax A SMILE AT 107 Mrs Josephine with a smile an anniversary card at a Werner who celebrates her 107th Uniondale N Y home for the aged birthday anniversary Saturday reads where she has lived for eight years Troy police hunt for 2 businessmen TROY Pa business men have vanished from this northeastern Pennsylvania town of 1500 and police are admittedly hard pressed for clues i The Leonard 38 i manager of the Troy Equipment Co and Jerome Blaine 45 part jner in a leather goods firm and father of earlier in the week within 24 hours of each other Police however said Friday night they do not believe the dis appearances are connected Leonard managed the equip ment company a farm machinery I outlet where he was one of three employes He was last seen Mon afternoon when he left work for his home in Athens about 35 miles north of Troy Blaine a partner in the Penn L Leather Goods Co disappeared Tuesday afternoon Police said he left his office say ing he was going to Elmira NY just over the state line His wife later received an air insurance re ceipt from the Elmira Airport Officer Ted York of the Troy police said he had been told Elaines brother who he described only as living somewhere in New York State had heard from the missing man He said the brother apparently received a call from Kansas City sometime after Tuesday night WEALTHY DUKE DIES LONDON W Duke of Westminster 68 one of Brit ains richest men died Friday in Kent The Duke a member of the Grosvenor family as sumed the title at his fathers death in 1953 n was made to UP dirt and at man 3 Danville 111 is definitely out 125 tons a bite in Kentucky strip min fonSntSf dePartmentHes ing The welding alone required more looking into the cavernous maw of the than 30 miles of electrode wire which worlds largest drag bucket a 94ton weighed 3000 pounds welded tool made by the Esco Corp It CLOUDY Canada leader at London talks Iowa Cloudy with snow spread ing over most of state Satur day and Saturday night with accumulations of about one to three inches Colder extreme west Saturday and west Sat urday night Sunday partly cloudy and colder High Sat urday 15 to 20 northeast to 20s southwest Low Saturday night zero northeast to 5 above southwest Further out look Mostly cloudy Monday scattered light snow warm er cloudi ness with little temperature change through Saturday night Highs 1018 east and north 1522 southwest GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum ig Minimum 3 At 8 am 7 Precipitation Trace Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum is Minimum i LONDON UPI Canadian Kingdom George Drew and the Prime Minister John DiefenLord Chancellor Lord Dilhdnv baker arrived here Saturday for The official reason for the leaders visit wrfs to preelection trade and defense talks with British Prime Min ister Harold MacMillan Dicfenbaker was accompan ied by his wife Olive trade and commerce minister Wallace Mc Cutcheon and newly appointed defense ministerGordon Churchill The party was greeted at Lon don airport by Canadian high commissioner in the United Angry flight continues from Red countries VIENNA UPI The angry flight of African Negro students from Communist Bulgaria con tinued Saturday with four Niger ians the latest arrivals in Vienna Like a large group of Ghana ian students who left Sofia sev eral days ago the new arrivals accused Bulgarians of severe racial discrimin a t i o n against receive the honorary freedom of the city of London Interest centered however on talks Diefenbaker was scheduled to have with MacMillan The two were to have a working dinner at Admiralty House MacMDlans official residence Diefenbaker told newsmen be fore leaving Ottawa Friday night the main subjects he would discuss with MacMillan were defense and expanded trade within the British Com monwealth in view of Britains failure to gain admission to the European Common Market The Canadian leader declined to make a further statement to reporters on his arrival here Diefertbakers trip here took place against a background of growing political activity in Canada in preparation for the general elections set for April Observers noted that the de fense issue sparked ihe downfall them They spoke also of Diffenbakcrs minority con 1 servative government earlier SAME treatment by Bulgarian police The Nigerians said there were many Africans still in Bulgaria but most of them were anxious to get out They said specifically that of 79 Kenyan students at least 40 were preparing to leave They added The Bulgarians are making utmost efforts to keep other African students in the country But in a few days there will be no Nigerians or students from Ghana left there 1 this month Defense also appears to be the major issue in the current election campaign which may be Canadas hottest in the past decade It appeared virtually certain that Diefenbaker would discuss the Nassau nuclear defense agreements between the United States and Britain with Mac Millan The Canadian leader hat Mid i ;