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AHwnm TtMB, fcm.. May U, 1*74. 'Taking Tke Care Hits Full Stride In West Germany . OBERSTAUFEN, Germany (AP) -- It was still dark when the hefty woman known ;is "Ihc picker pushed into his hotel room without knocking. She ordered him to strip, anil while he meekly obeyed, s h e spread a cold, wet sheet over his bed. /'All right." she said in her wi-nonsense voice, "you can lie down again." As he hit the clammy sticel, he came fully awake. His teeth chattered. Within minutes, the packer had finished her re- verse'Houdini routine and the man lay wrapped like an overweight m u m m y in a leaky . .tÂ£mb. ^"It's now six. I'll be back at eight. Do you Ihitik you can hild out that long?" She waited for his weak nod before slipping back out into the corridor 'and groping for the door next door. '-Soon, all through the hotel, olher guests lay similarly packed and helpless with sweat beginning to pour into their e.yes. Day after day. lliis scene IS repealed in pensions ami hotels in the Alpine resort of Qbcrstaufen. : - T h e packer strikes before [rfflwn. Her willing victims, Â·mostly from West Germany's ^affluent middle class, literally ^slew in their own juice. All this is part of a Schrothkur. Â· century-old cure or natural course of treatment now practiced with Ihe blessing of Ihc West German medical profession. The Schrolhkur's postwar popularity has risen apace with West Germany's "economic miracle," whose side effects have included hypertension and overweight. The cure is designed lo shed excess pounds, reduce Ihe fat arid cholcstrol content of (he blood and alleviate Â« host of chronic ills f r o m gout to impotence. An American "newsman who checked into OLierslaufen at 206 pounds ?!:c(i 13 pounds d u r i n g a two-week cure of sweating, dieting and drinking wine liberally one day and abstaining the next. Mis triglycoririe blood fat count dropped from 249 lo 121 in lhat lime. B K C O M E S T H E R A G K "Taking a cure" has become the rage of continental Europe where hcallli insurance and so ciali^m have p u t t h e f o r m e r watering spots of kings at the disposal of Everyman -- Herr Schmidt, the corner bulcher. as well as Leonid Brezhnev, chicl of the Kremlin. They are sipping the mineral laced waters at Vichy and Kar- lovy Vary, getting sprayed with sea water at St. Malo. being buried up to their necks in Is- I chia's hot sands, sniffing the vaporous air of a Hungarian cave at Josvafo. bathing at Bad 3ms and living a monastic life or a week or two at Uscio, Some physicians may still dispute the effectiveness of this or that cure, but the avid prac- jtioners of pill-less courses of treatment swear by Hippocrates that spas and other cure resorts offer the best way to lune out, tone up and rid the body of toxic effects of the modern world. "It was wonderful and effective," said a Frenchman whose allergies were washed away by mud baths and mineral water. "The water, air and surround- hgs were so pure lhat I felt reborn." A Rome office worker who made a habit of going to a spa each year for his rheumatism moaned: "I wasn't able to go this year, and now I feel pains all over. H's not something you can do just one time and then be cured. You must go every year." A more skeptical voice was raised by a Rome physician. "I think it's 75 per cent psychological and 25 per cent heating system." he scoffed. To the north in Germany, the medical profession formally recognizes natural cures as an extension of clinical treatment. Dr. Hein/.-Peter Brauer. general secretary of West Germany's quivalenl of Ihe American Medical Associalion, conceded lhat physicians would never send a patient on a natural cure for treatment of a serious sillness, But they do prescribe cures during recuperation. Patients who are overweight, hypertense or who have chronic stomach and liver ailments also are sent on cures. PERFECTLY SUITED "Any physical therapy -- be it baths, be it massages, be it mud packs -- is perfectly suited for influencing such diseases as rheumatism, gout and olh ers." Brauer said. Health insurance plans in western and eastern Europe pick up part or all of the costs of spa cures. More than a quarter of the five million spa visitors last year had their bills paid t h r o u g h insurance plans. SEWING . CLASSES ENROLL r n o \ v F A B R I C CITY French plans paid part of the tab for 315.976 of the 412,265 persons who took the waters in 1972. Â· tTIRMITESrV Â·PESTiCONTROL i *" Rooches. An1Â«,'Spiden r' COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL Â·442-7298 SVi* 7V4* We hÂ«Â« * Â»avtajÂ» pracn* and interest rate lo ned you need*. Fayerreville Savings Loan Association MI N. East A Specialized Museums Show Strange Areas Of History "NEW YORK (Al) -- Where; js the only existing monument ,ti a boll weevil? Where is the museum devoted lo the history of whiskey distillation? Where it the one slill-standing example of the cslimated one nil lion sod houses built by homesteaders? Where was the first p'retzel bakery in the country? Â· ; T h e monument t h a t honors Â«n insect is in Enterprise, Ala.; the Barton Museum of Whiskey History is in Bardslown. Ky.: Ihe remaining sod house is in Oleo Springs. Okla.; and 'Ihe bflkery. which slarted operation in 18B1 in I.itilz, Pa., is now a museum lhat offers pretzel baking demonstrations. ."There are three unusual museums in Florida exhibiting sjjnkon treasure salvaged from wrecks. There are museums for djolls. clocks. musical in- atrumenls -- almost any object VTas, a hislory." adds Sylvia McNair. senior editor of travel guides lor Ram! M c N n l l y , who can come up with a sighlsccinK suggestion, no matter what your interest ; "We used to think from rearl ipg history books that militar vÂ»tid political history was al[ that counted. Bui people's con : .oept of whal history includes is B r o a d e n i n g , 1 1 says Mrs. AlcNair. whose latest research .and ediling project is "Dis;cover Historic America." -guide lo silcs. battlefields, homes, museums and shrines throughout the country ; MORE CONSCIOUSNESS Â· With (he Bicentennial approaching she sees increascc consciousness of (he need to preserve landmarks, restore .buildings arul save artifacts. ;; "Bui it's amazing how much has been done all along." she .says. "In New England esue daily people have been aware q_f Ihe necessity to preserve things since Colonial days Maybe it's just part oi the ol ^ankec thrift. .; "Remember thai the Bicen tennial concentrates on only Hi last 200 years of our history, she continues. "But in Si. An Jfustine, Fla.. for instance, yoi can go back -100 years and ii Sanla Fe.. N'.M., you can se traces of its history daling bac! to ils founding in 1610." The editor notes lhat the in reasing national awareness of Â·lack history is resulting in nore visilors to such places as larriel Tubman's home in Au- urn. ivf.Y.; the Frederick louglas Institute of Negro A r t s nil History in Washington. ).C.. and the Carver Museum n Tuskegee. Ala. "Transportation played a tre- enriously important part in jr history and many towns Â·ere founded when the railroad ame in." she [Hunts out. "You an see lhat part of our past in ailroad museums and there re others featuring trolleys, ars. stagecoaches, fire Fighting quipment, marine museums nd of course now airplane and pace exhibits. CHANGES UNDERSTOOD "It's important lo understand he lifestyles of d i f f e r e n t peri- Mis - lo see n covered wagon ind realize bow much courage, trenglh and health pioneers needed to travel across the vast spaces lo setlle the West." she ays, "H's a kind of inspiration to think that l u x u r y is not the only t h i n gto be sought afer.' Mrs. McNair advocales tak in^ advantage of the insights Into the past offered at every 'oeale to give children a sense of Ihe country's continuity. 'Do some general reading Â·shout an area before visiting it. hid out what people settled it. low they made a living --whal wrticular kind of agriculture and industry there was," she advises, "fake time to read listorical markers, go lo museums, learn how people lived n Ihe past. "It helps lo bridge the generation gap for parents lo become aware of Ihe sweep of history. By seeing how different their life is from (hat of Iheir grand- parenls, they will understand that their children's litestyle will be differenl from Iheir own." Mrs. McNair, who is an in veleratc traveler both on the job and off. especially enjoys visiting Presidents' birthplaces and homes when she is on vacation. "But I don'l lake a real vacation anymore." she admits. "I'm always researching whenever I (ravel." Saxbe Rules IRS Can't Reveal Nixon's Tax Audit -WASHINGTON ( A P I -- Ally.iheretofore iinpnhlicizcd on Gen. W i l l i a m B. Saxbe ruled Saturday t h a t the Internal Rcv- rnuc Service may nol t u r n over Presidenl Nixon's Â·a_nd y a u d i t s to lax Ihe House ; Judiciary Committee, but Â·White Hou?e said Xixnn the willing (o work out a compromise. Â· Saxbe issued his opinion in response to reque5ts by the Judiciary Committee for Nixon t a x information for u?e in its impeachment inquiry. Â· ^ B u t Saxbe said trie committee PC might be able lo obtain (he re- lurns either from the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation which rceived similar information for iu recent examination of Nixon's tax re- Â· turns or after passage of a * special authorizing resolution by the House. ; In Key Biscayne. Fla., where Nixon is spending the Memorial Day weekend. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon .will direct his lawyers lo con- ;sult with counsel [or the com- rhittee in an effort to make the data available "under appro priate safeguards." ; Ziegler pointed out that matters relating to Nixon's taxes 'ihave already been exhaustively reviewed" and that Nixon hÂ«d taken "the unprecedented Â·tcp" of making his tax returns public when questions were Aiaed about them. '. :HowÂ«ver. the commiltce also Â·ceki additional information IRS investigations and lax audits, including one which resulted in a ruling earlier this year dial owes more t h a n J1M.OOI) in back taxes. Ziegler added lhal tbe IRS after extensive investigation "found no fraudulent conduct by the President." Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, who has jurisdiction over the IRS. had asked Saxbe to rule on the commiliee request because of the "exlraor- d i n a r i l y difficult decision." 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