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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 8, 1964, Mason City, Iowa for Alcoholic Quartaday experiment lAKt UftlU New York Herald TrilMMtt It isnt often that alcoholics in a prison have the luxury of a whitecoated bartender serving up bourbon with or without ice water as they please Yet 10 men at the Mas sachusetts Correctional Institu tion in Bridge water had the pleasure of a 24day binge a couple of summers ago compli ments of the warden and a group of scientists interested in alcoholism The men volunteered to drink in the interest of science They drank according to a fixed first few ounces a day then a quart of 86 proof every day for two weeks and finally a quart and eight ounces for six days At the end the scientists stopped the whisky and phys in men beogtd and whimper ed They trembled and their eyes rolled back and forth Some imagined a parade of un familiar faces hallucinations that frightened them But no more alcohol came AH these events told the scientists that alcohol creates addiction with similar physical dependency as do other drugs Therefore the researchers sug gest alcoholism the disease that afflicts 45 million Amer icans is a process of physical addiction But that is hot only thing the scientists uncovered They confirmed some old ideas about alcoholism shattered some myths and found new leads to follow To be sure the mostly from Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital Boston investigated only 1C men all of them Skid Row alcoholics But it is the first study ever made of prolonged administration under scientific conditions to sufferers of alco holism Ten researchers headed by Dr Jack H Mendel son kept as careful a watch these men as if the subjects were under a m ic ro scope They went into the prison hospital T h e y could watch television sleep talk or play games Monopoly was a But every four hours Dr Jack La Dou a young phy sician brought in a tray of drinks Of course the prisoners found no end of amusement in the contradictory situation Drink ing inside a prison for drunk ards But on t h e whole they submitted docilely to the inter minable psychological and phy sical tests Besides the evidence of acidic tion the men showed a remark able tolerance for alcohol When they were drinking a quart a day they showed only mild in toxication In fact they be came more alert and physically competent and only when they reached 40 ounces a day did they become stuporous or un ALCOHOLIC Continued on Page 2 St Louis teachers on strike Dora aims MIAMI Hurri cane Dora aimed her massive punch at Floridas midsection Tuesday and hurricane warnings went up along 280 miles of the United States Southeast coast TheWeather Bureiu advised residents in lowlying areas where access roads might be cut by tides up to 10 feet above normal to evacuate Tuesday and said hurricane force winds could rake the area Tuesday night Hurricane warnings were posted from Melbourne Fla just south of the nations space center at Cape Kennedy north of Brunswick Ga A hurricane watch with gale warnings was posted from Stuart north of the win t e r playground of the wealthy at Palm Beach to Myrtle Beach SC i Cape Kennedy went on a con dition 3 alert and began button ing upv s At midday Hurricane Dora was about 300 mileseast of Cape Kennedy and moving westward steadily at about 15 mph Its too early to say where it will make land said fore caster Raymond Kraft at Mi ami but the area of hurri cane warnings should feel hur ricaneforce winds sometime late tonight Dora is a large and severe hurricane with highest winds estimated at 130 mph near the center the Weather Bu reau said adding It has the strength to put up a 10foot tide a little north of where the center reaches the coast along with huge waves Galeforce winds extend near ly 350 miles to the north of Doras eye and 100 miles to the south giving it a huge striking range 450 miles across The Weather Bureau warned small craft iii the area of warn ing display to seek safe harbor and small craft elsewhere from Florida to the Carolines and frcmi the Bahamas and Puerto Rico to Bermuda to remain in port Meanwhile he British liner Queen Mary docked at South ampton England after being swept by the tailend of Cleo the seasons first hurricane Thirteen of its passengers were cut and bruised Cleo almost a midget in com parison with Dora swept out into the North Atlantic after killing more than 130 persons and causing millions in damage in a rampage through the Caribbean and up Floridas east coast lafte last month Still another tropical storm Florence was spotted far out in the east Atlantic Tuesday The Red Crors set up a south eastern area disaster head quarters at Jacksonville Fla Disaster experts from through out the southeast were calledin Sunday to await assignment Additional emergency Red Cross workers were dispatched to Brunswick ahl Savannah in Georgia in Atlanta Adjutant General George Hearn said civil defense units were alerted along the coast Volunteerrescue units were alerted in Savannah by Roger Skelton chief of civil defense He said extremely high tides were expected Savannah by noon Tuesday Shelters in Savannah capable of housing about 90000 were stocked with food and medical supplier vand appeals were sent out for blood donors to make up a shortage MAP LOCATES DORAS PATH Photofu The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER I 1964 UUc i Papei Consists at 1wo Associated Prcu ful No 181 rains Iowa Forest City has 5 inches North Iowa bore the brunt of aseries of thunder storms which dumped between two and eight inches o rain onthe state Tuesday night Although as much as 82 inches of rain corded at Fostoria north of Spencer the top atnoun in the North Iowa area NEW PLAYMATE Connie Mil lican of Sacramento takes a close look at a chameleon she purchased at the Phototax State Fair These little lizards are the current fad for youngsters Engineer was against using asphalt paving 576 inches at Forest City So fierce was the storm at Forest City that some parts of Winnebago County seat were without lights for several hours Only moderate winds accompa nied the heavy rains however he Winnebago County sheriffs office reported The storm which struck the Mason City area was one of six accompany the storms as the move eastward across the state No serious problems were re ported in Mason City Lightning burned out powc lines between 4th and 6th SW on Pierce leaving the area wes of Pierce and north of Highwa 18 without lights from abou pml to am Light also were out about the sam which marched across the state time on Rhode Islandfrom 12t throughout theJ night and early to whpn linhtnin morning The Weather Bureau iq DCS Monies reportsthatas a result of these rains1 flooding can be expected along streams and EAST ST LOUIS III About twothirds of East St Louis 728 teachers struck this industrial citys 35 public schools on opening day Tuesday and only 10000 students of 22 500 enrolled arrived for classes The strike over a 10 per cent salary increase climaxed pro tests by members of Local 1220 of the American Federation of Teachers AFLCIO Most of the teachers had struck last May over higher pay and other bene fits Inside The Globe DES MOINES AP The de sign engineer for the Iowa High way Commission testified Tues day that he twice recommended that a section of Interstate 80 near Iowa City be paved with Portland cement and nol as phalt D E McLean was the first witness called as the Legslative Interim Committee began hearing in an attempt to deter mine why the Highway Com mission decided to use asphalt to pave a 14mile stretch of the highwaj instead of Portland ce ment as originally planned McLean said he was a mem ber of the threeman committee recommended in Decem ber 1960 that Portland ccmen be used because it was cheaper He said that on Oct 7 1963 h personally wrote a letter tha Portland cement s ill was th least expensive and should be used although plans had bee changed to call for the use asphalt Tour thcr staff members a five members of the Highwa Commission and Clem Smith o Sew Hampton an asphalt pa mg contractor who was Dem cralic Gov Harold Hughe campaign manager in 1962 ar Latest Mason Ch news Society news Farm Clear Lake news Editorials Comks Transit timetable Classified North Iowa newt scheduled to testify at the hearing which may last as long as iree days Ned Willis of Perry an attorney hired last spring to investigate the commissions operaions for the Interim Committee was conducting the hearing Republican State Senators C Nolan of Iowa City and ichard T u r n e r of Counci Bluffs who led a drive to get the legislature last spring an investigation of the iighway Commission were at he hearing However they are lot members of the Interim Committee and were riot alowcd to question witnesses Nolan said he thought he should be allowed to afk quesions since he has been long active in the investigation of the commission But he was told that rules drawn by the committee limit questioning to Willis and committee members Labor Day toll not ne Bjr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Deaths on the nations highways and streets over the long Labor Day weekend rose pasl the 500 mark Tuesday but the Nationrl Safety Council said the number of fatalities would not approach record figures At the latest count traffic fa talities across the United Stale numbered 523 Eighteen per sons were killeu in boating ac cidents and 57 others ir record Howard Pyle president of the safety council credited cautious driving on the part of home ward bound motorists with cceping the death toll bchinc story on Page 2 years record of 557 lives Throughout most of the 78hou weekend the number of death had kept pace with the recor setting 1963 figures rivers and north central Iowa Among the rivers which are expected to overflow are the Winnebago Shell Rock and Cedar Second largest rainfall tota in the Mason City area was the 553 inches recorded at the Ma son City Airport Britt recorded 53 inches The only report of high winds accompanying the storm came from Remsen in Plymouth County northeast of Sioux City That community recorded eigh nchcs of k rain and reported some minor wind damage The entire northwest corne NE when lightnin burned out transformer fuses We were fortunate there vere no high winds with the icavy rain said Leslie G Hawkins Mason City district manager for Interstate Power Co Water threatened to run into a basement in the 800 block of Connecticut NE where brush lad blocked a storm sewer in et and caused water to risi Police were notified and con actcd the street department which cleared the inlet Con necticut was barricaded for a time Debris clogged a storm sew er at Elmwood Cemetery caus ing water to overflow from a manhole and run across the cemetery Some sewer work has been underway in that area in connection with the opening o of the state was hard hit and15th SE sides the eightinch totals at Fostoria and Remsen 76 inch es was recorded at Graettinger in Palo Alto County Terril in Dickinson County had 74 inch es and Ringstcd in Emmet County reported 715 inches Newlygraded Monroe Ave in lhat southwest part of town suf ered some damage from wash ing The roadbed has not had time to settle there The fire departments only Friday night call was a resul RUSSIAN SPACE Lenochka in Moscow after tKejv sian cosmonauts Mr and Mrs Andrian turned from a summer vacation The Nikolayev pose with their daughter baby was three months old Approve lawyer for Synhorst DES MOINES AP Theichallenging his placing of who normally would Although 553 inches were reof the rain Water was entcrin ported at the Mason City basement of the Leona Tims i home 409 4th SW Firemen said port Mason Citys official total watcr wag coming th h was 413 inches The official State Executive Council gave tentative approval Tuesday for hiring a Democratic attorney to defend Republican Secretary of State Melvin Synhorst in a suit Clear Lake total was 53 inches Showers and thunderstorms are forecast for North Iowa rough Wednesday Cooler temperatures are expected to 4S 4 Barry sees U S slavery North Iowa Weather outlook Partly elovdy tnrcvfh Wed nesday witti and tnMMler m Cwiliwtd hw mid Warmer niohs in Wcaffwr faft 2 PHOENIX Ariz AP Sen Barry Goldwater launched his first presidential campaign tour Tuesday by charging lhat the Johnson administration in ef fect promises to regiment our people at home and has demon stratcd that it will wreck our alliances abroad A 25 per cent fiveyear tax cut proposal in his pocket the Republican presidential nomi nee set out from Phoenix on a campaign journey that wil cover 11 cities in seven states San Diego is his firs stop In a speech at Los Angeles Goldwalcr will spell out the dc ails of his tax cut program already sketched by a lop aide The Arizona senator envisions a five per cent annual reduction n both individual and corporate ncome taxes linked with a drive to reduce or at least hold the line on federal expenditures He believes it can be financed out of increased lax revenues produced by economic expan that at the same time a Republican administration could balance the budget and make payments against the national debt Goldwaters tour peace to anyone who wil statement said Johnson lists surrender Democratic presidential candirepresent the state in such chal dates on the Iowa ballot The request to hire Davis of DCS Moines was made by Republican Atty Gen Evan he walls and that there was nothing they could do about the situation The house belongs to Allied Realty Streams in the city were full in East Park Tuesday morning init not flooding Police were keeping a check on them i table of rainfall amounts reported Tuesday follows Aijona 257 Britt 530 Clear Lake 530 Dumont 441 Estherville 440 Makarios probes Red offer of aid prosperity justice and peace as the three parts of his pledge to the American people But not freedom Without freedom he added unity is nothing more than conformity Golchvater said Johnsons The President in a Labor Dayjspccch emphasizes the choice Mho Amnrmanc fann in Inic speech at Detroit talked of three of the goals which are the basis of goals of prosperity justice and peace He should know Goldwater said and the American people should remember that there have been prosperous slaves that justice can be found in a prison and that tyranny can Americans face in this choice between conformity or freedom at home and the choice between weak ness or strength abroad This administration in effec promises to regiment our people at home and has demonstratcc that it will wreck our alliances abroad the Arizona senator said Fertile 417 Festoria 120 Graettinger 7M Grimdy Center 3M Milford 4 Mason City 41J Airport 553 Marble Rock 430 Northwood Okoboji 70 Parkersburg 420 Rings ted 715 Spencer 557 Terril 740 Wahpeton 710 NICOSIA Cyprus AP President Makarios will send a delegation to Moscow this week to seek concrete terms for the Soviet offer of aid to the Greek Cyprio1 government The Greek Cypriot presidenl called for Soviet military aid o open forma last month after Turkish war he Kremlin planes attacked Greek Cyprio positions He has also asked the United Arab Republic for help The Soviet Union is repertei to have offered Makarios million in economic credits am to have left the way open fo discussion of Soviet military aid An aulhoritaive source her said th Soviet offer was cond tional on Makarios continuing to le island republic rather than lenges Gov HaroW Hvghm crat was not at the council meeting four Republicanv members approved Hultmaris request but Synhorsv insisted ie action also shouldhave lughes The suit was brought by Gord on Risher of Winterset and his mother Mrs Blanche Risher hey contend Synhorst bad no authority to put the names of the Democratic presidential and n agreement to unite it with Greece a member of the North Atlantic Treaty O ganization Makarios has been undei iressure from Greece to refusi ioviet help and he had see met o be weakening in his decisio o open formal negotiations wit vice presidential candidates on the Nov 3 ballot because Democrats failed to certify names with Sy by last Mondays deadline Waterloo 245 insist on selfdetermination fo 1 received a letter from Robert Dilley of Des Moines Iowa chairman of the Conservative arty saying he would boW hem personally responsible for paying V Dilley said the attorney gener al has sufficient personnel to handle the case and this would save the taxpayers money Huttmam said last week that since be was the Revobtteaa candidate for foremor W thought it advisable to bare I uepenoRK auorawy in the f ;