Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 19, 1939 · Page 4
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*•»**« »**«**» PAGE FOUR HOPE STAB, HOPE, ARKANSAS Saturday, August 19,1939. Medicine Moves to California's 'Migs' Bootleg Cigarettes Worry New York 17c Per Pack in Manhattan —But Only 14c in New Jersey Detective Had Fruitful Vacation Doctor's office on wheels: trailer clinic is'shown at California squatters' camp. By-JOHN RICE !•'• NEA Sen-ice Staff Correspondent f VISALIA. Calif.—Medicine is coining 'to California's migratory workers, call- led to public attention by John Stein- Ibeck's novel. "The Grapes of Wrath." •With four auto-clinics, the state is meeting one of the greatest medical problems of all time. The '"migs," as the roving workers I-'are called, can't afford to go to a doc- j tor's office—so the doctor's office is , being brought to them. And spread ; of epidemics from farm to farm, from , field to field is being checked. i From many states come the "migs" • to follow the crops. Their poverty. j their nomad life makes them very ,1 susceptible to contagious diseases. There are more than 30.000 of these ••'families and their living conditions range from absolute squalor to the comparative luxury of Federal Farm . Security Administration camps. Each mobile clinic is staffed by a | physician, a nurse, a sanitation expert. by "migs"— do not met requirements, the entire population may be compelled to move to a new location. In a camp maintained by a grower, the owner is ordered to correct the trouble. Should an emergency case arise, the clinics are ready. Rear ends of the station wagons are sometimes used as operating tables. In a newly-inaugurated auto-clinic survey. Wassei'man tests are being made to find prevalence of syphilis. Early results indicate that, contrary to general opinion, there is less venereal disease among the "migs" than among the permanent residents of the state. Dovetailed with the clinic work, is the recently established medical program of the Agricultural Workers' Health and Medical Association—a non-profit corporation of federal and state organizations. F. S. A. funds pay for medical care for workers treated in camp clinics and the offices of private physicians. Health conditions in California are no-.vat their best in history, claims Dr. Each is equipped like a doctor's office. ' w _ M Dickie, state director of public- Each roams agricultural areas with the ne .,u n families, giving care when care is i .-\Ve'were shocked into doing some- needed, i t hi ne b y t h e .,-giht of migratory work- Chief goal of the squadron is im- ; crs ^.^ unc ,- er wretchccl . unsanitary muruzation. Since 1937. the state's Department of Public Health has vac- conditions,' he says. cinated 23.701 workers against smallpox, innoculated 74.257 against typhoid fever. The prevention program has cut down the state's typhoid death rate to the lowest point in history. Job of the sanitation experts is to i mem of check conditions in all camps and set- Casino. tle!m'ents. Drainage, sewage disposal. source of water supply be inspected. I No sensible man could be eager to If conditions in a squatters' camp— 1 assume the presidency next term.— poorest of the settlements occupied i U. S. Senator Robert Taft. G'hio. In twt) years Broadway will be gone completely as a night club proposition.—I Arthur Ganger, auctioneer, on buying in for hte sixth time the equip- New York's Central Park IK The A I* Feature Service NEW' YORK -The cigarette bootlegger has New York lax officials worried. He is .supplying out-of-statc cigarettes In smokers who resent city and state cigarette taxes. These make the cost 17 cents a pack for cigarettes that. can be bought for M-cenl.s just across :he Hudson river in New .Jersey. As New Ynrk's cigarotl retailers noancd that business was off 2.~> per cent, salesmen in New Jersey gloated over doubled ami tripled business. Boys began hawking cigarettes at Jersey ferry landings which New Yorkers could reach by paying a nickel for th round trip. Now Jersey firms offered to send cartoons costing $1.55 in New York for $1.25, plus postage. On five cartoons this meant a saving of Sl.lvl. Tax officials couldn't do much tn stop this, but when the bootlegger appeared they warned that anyone caught smuggling cigarettes lo New Yorkers was liable to a S.'i.lHH) fine or a year in jail, or both. To make their rulings stick they sent out agents to watch for bootleggers. A Bronx youth was nabbed after he had imported and sold IS cartoons tu factory workers. A magistrate made an example of him with a !!0-day jail sentence. But next day another judge in another case asked the prosecutor: "Do you mean to tell me that if my wife took a drive through New Jersey an I told her to bring back a couple of packs she would be violating the law?" '.' "I do, sir." the prosecutor replied. "I can't read into law what you urge the judge retorted, and dismissed HIP defendant. This snag worries tax officials, but they think they can still biing down he bootlegger who smuggles for pro- it. "mig" sets examined: 14-year-old member of migratory family says "Ahhh" for Dr. S. S. Giasburg and Nurse Wanda Mann. The Boiler Kid' Breaks of Iron Barrel in Li onds nd Love •THE PAYOFF JInilcd by Now York District Attorney Dcwcy as the most important arrest in his drive against fugitive Louis ("Lepkc") Buchalter was tho capture nf "Strawberry Joe" Amoruso", left, above. Amoruso, called Lcpkc's "first lieutenant", was seized at New Pallz, N. Y., by New York City detective Joseph Thompson, right, who, vacationing eA the resort, recognized Amoruso. HARRISON IN HOLLYWOOD Cameramen Miss Nudist Colony Shots By Refusing' to Shuck Own Clothes By NEA Service CHICAGO, III.,—The "Boiler Kid" i.s a bridegroom now, and thereby proves that life—real life—can be lived in an iron lung. The throbbing beat of the srtifical respirator, on which hangs the life of Frederick B. Snite. Jr. kept time for the romance ihat flowered in his one-man prison. When the 29-year-olr! youth married Miss Teresa Larkin of Dayton. O., in his River Forest home he added another achievement to a career that has refused to be bound by the steel cage which keeps him alive. For more than three years, young £nite's lungs have been partially paralyzed—but his spirit hasn't He dubbed himsulf "de boiler kid." He's mailed out Christina-, cards, illustrated with a .sketch of his "prison," platered with travel stickers. And, since he was .stricken with infantile paralysis in China. Snite has done almost everything a young fellow likes to do. He has traveled, among other things, .-.nine UO.O'if) miles. Each year, Fred's folks winter at Miami Beach, Fla. The lung, equipped with portable batteries, is rolled into a specially built automobile trailer, and son goes along. Through a periscope, attached to the iron lung and focused onto a mirror above Snite's head, he has watched football games, seen horses pound down the turf, looked at some of the world's .scenic spots. Fred and his cage are familiar to race track fans at Hialcah and Tropiea Park. Snite attended a night gridiron game between the University of Miami and Duque.sne. He's followed tru; Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, his alma mater. Fred plays cards and che.-:s. another person sit.s in for him a table, he watches the games through his mirror, directing hi.s substitute; to play the hand or move the men. In order lo thank tbou.saj.Hs of well- wishers for their encouraging messages, he ha.s crlitr.-d a nir'.vspaper. The publication i.s miinooyraphe/l. «M_-.-; to press whenever the editor has enough material. Fred dictates the stories, made up ru'j-.tly of pei signal experiences, to ;.. Roosevelt himself list. Snite has been broadcasts, sevx-ra nation-wide- ;.ppea bat infantile ;A France in the i ous cathedjiiU. ';-lk and even Parisian : lighted by a straw. That Eui of Snitc's was to vii Lady of Lourdei claim to have fo> affliction. The a railroii ported v liner voyage. Yet. f F5y IIARKY GKAYSON NK.A Service Sports Editor Dolly Stark, National League umpire. and others consider curly, black-haired Vance DiMaggio the greatest defensive center fielder they ever saw . . . better than his brother of the yankees. It was an uneven, jerky swing with a hitch in it that shipped the elder DiMaggio from the Boston Bees to the Yankees' Kansas City subsidiary in the deal for Shortstop Eddie Miller. DiMaggio straightened out his suing sufficiently to bat better than .3011 for the Blues and to lead the American Association with something like 40 runs and in total bases and runs batted in. DiMaggio's response to suggestion by Bill Meyer, Kansas City manager, last spring was lo get to the park every day 15 minutes before the rest and have someone pitch the high and inside balls that kept his National League batting average down lo .228. How well the San Francisco Italian succeeded in smacking pitches that formerly puzzled him was made evident by his purchase by Cincinnati for the equivalent of $40,000. DiMaggio quit resting his bat on his shoulder, cocked it and began stepping ito pitches. "Last year I'd start moving before r.y l'.U:i, 1IAKIMSON NK.\ Service Slal'f (,'oiTev|>(>mlenl HOLLYWOOD. Short takes: An un- pnpul;,! 1 hut piiiininent aclor confronted ,i s i.-\ lillit 1 aiMies.-. in a .studio restaurant and. with a ciowd of diners listening in, aecusei! her of spicading mi tinlruo .story about him. "Don't be .silly." squelched the girl. "If I'd wanted to hurt you I'd tell the truth!" A nearby nudist colony ha.s figured n the locnl news lately, nnd n pro- Iticer of cltenpio pictures got the idea if taking a camera crew to one of the cnmps for shots around which ho night weave a scxiitiotml fil'in 1 . Tho nudists decided to admit the movie- ncn, but only if they'd take oft their clothes, loo. The technicians went on strike; said they'll make flickers in fire, flood or riol, in airplanes, wars or epidemics— but not in the altogether! Hundreds of men and $'li!,(IO(l were used to build the biggest dam ever mude for the movies. It's on the Kin Grande near Hnchman. N. M., for "The Light That Failed." Hut the itniu won't be seen nn Hie screen; it merely backs up enough water lo make tho little river look like Kgypl's Nile. Howard Hughes, the flying 'millionaire, bus bought a lot of slories, registered the lilies, and soon will be back in movie prodia-linn. . . . Lon Chaney, Jr., gets the role of Lennie in "Of Mice and Men,' and nil Hollywood is pleased that a good jict'»i\ handiciip|«.'d by the father's fame, finally will have an opportunity. Heah.stic dialog: In the big, .spooky place built for "The Cut and the Canary," Nydia Westman asks Bob Hope if he's frightened by empty houses. "Not much." says Hope. "You .'•ee, 1 used to bo in vaudeville. Which is reminiscent of (he yarn told about Chai'lie Chaplin's stage days. The villain of the play scuttled over to the comedian and said, "I have brought the papers. Are you sure that we're alone here'.'" Chaplin slopped lo the fiotlighl.s mil peered mil al the .sparse audiem-c. "AUmtt.l!" lie said re.issuvingly. Progress note: The Nancy Drew and Mr. Mnto series have been discontinued, and the Torchy Blanc series is on its way oiit, now that it has been chopped In Iwo-ri't'lcrs. Klimination of such cheap flickers i.s helping to kill the double bill, besides releasing able players such as Peler Lorrc and Bonita CiranvilK 1 for bettor pictures. Hedy Lainair i.s quarreling with Metro over Ihe .scripts prepared for her. and may go to .some other company that can promise better roles and le:,s extravagant ballyhoo. . . . Cireer (liirson. who was the whnli'siV.ne and ic.strainrd Mrs. (..'.hips, goes into a peppery glamor role in "Ueinoinber." Rut for all her .slinky u,own.;. her biggest tve scene with Hob Taylor will be played while both ;nc .-.itling in a mud puddle. whe;c they've been thrown from theii' horses during a fox. hunt. A fellow doing a character bit in "Unl.um'd" was ,'isked his n.'ttionalily by Dirocl'ir (.ic-orgo Ai chainhaiid. "Four-fifth.., Mulish." said the actor, (couscr log In show ;i "-anil one-fifth Oregon Out of the iron cage: The only respite Frrd B. Snite, Jr., pets from his mechanical lung is in this lightweight "vest" model respirator. I'ra.vor for divine help: The scene at the Shrine, of Our Lady of Lourdes, from which young Snite returned recently. ask for himself. And, while he rested in front of the shrine, he saw other ilgrim:, ahont him ;jnd uttered a STANDINGS Southern Association Clubs. Memphis . Nashville Chattanooga Atlanta Knoxville Birmingham New Orleans Little Rock W. liS (17 L. til Pet. the ball wa.; there." lie .^a> s. "It war; hard for me to judge where the ball v.-as and I offered at a lot of had ones. "Now I'm ready all the time but I don't .stait my swing till later. "!!ill Meyer says ihe hitch i.s gone. "1 let those high onus go by. "And 1 hit a lot of 'cm I'd miss last .vear." Meyer con..n|i.-i ; the Cubs just plain o.ra/.y not. lo have pin-chased DiMaygio. Flesh in the »M 'major league catch- ei's mind is Vincc striking out in St. Paul the other evening and then coming hack in the .seventh to get the full power of hi.-, new rhythmic swing in front of a fasl ball which ended up out of ilio park to clinch a Blue victory and keep the club in first place ahead of Minneapolis. Meyer .'.(reuses the f;icl Ihat DiMaggio i; an atliaclive player who gets best Before bif; crowds. "If we'd solrl him in mid-summer ic crowds would have quit coming ntirely," he declares. Asked why. if Vince DiMaggio i.s si apablo. the Yankees did not exorcist noir light.-. Moyr replies that. J IcCarlhy has a crack player in JOL 12 FLAPPER FANNY l?ii» Qf >»C* StRVJCE. for them. I his r'.-turn in June, he marie a f the New York World's Fair. a, hack <;n April J. 1331;. Frfd was placed in a i espirator at China. Frc.sh out of college, accompanying his parents on a tour, appc.ari.-d headed towaid in hi.-, father's firm. ; different 1-1 iiir.nih.s befo/x (),(.. boy home fiom China. lli'--r i.-, ruij'irtcrl |,, havr O/^e Raft lia. -jf liif: "spai o tut" He'll |jlij.y a |jn/.«j Friday's Kosnlls Knoxvillo IS); Birmingham !). Chattanooga 2-7, Memphis I--I. New Orleans 4, Nashville 7. Atlanta 5, Little Rock 8. Gaincs Saturday Memphis at Birmingha'ni'. Nashville at Chattanooga. Only games .scheduled. National League Clubs. W. L. Cincinnati (ill M St. Louis m •!' Chicago Hi) - r d New York .11 •>'•'• Brooklyn /i'i •"''!• Pittsburgh V.I r.H Boston 17 (ill Philadelphia '.','•', 71 Friday's (Jesuits New York 2. Philadelphia Brooklyn '•'>. Boston 't. St. Louis ;i, Pittsburgh 'I. Only games scheduled. Games Saturday Brooklyn at Boston. New ork at Philadelphia Chicago at Pittsburgh St. Louis ;/l Cinciniiriii. J'tt American League Clubs. W. L. New York 77 '.','.'• Boston . I'A :;!) Chicago l'>l ",(i Cleveland 5« M Detroit , r >7 . r )1 Washington 48 l',1 Philadelphia !!8 72 St. Louis '.','i 7., Friday's Rcsulls Philadelphia I), New Yoik j. Boston B. Washington 2. Cleveland 0. Chicago 1. Only games scheduled. (Panics Saturrlay Detroit at St. Louis. Cleveland at. Chicago Philadelphia al. New Y"ri;. Button t 't V,'a.hin'tun. Pet. .VIKI in center field, where Vince and plenty of power in the JiMaggn jelongs, gardens. Meyer traces DiMaggio's slump of month or so ago to piichers throwing tl his head in night games. But now he's hack in form and has quit sleeping away from the plate. Meyer admits that DiMaggio i.s Ihe kind that will always strike out plenty . . with that big stride of his. But he's citmc through in every j game in which we've needed him," Ids the Kaansas City leader. Vince is not a line drive hitter as much as Joe and takes a much longer stride than his brother who takes an unusnlly short one. But Vince claims he's shortened his stride "to more like Joe's this year." Vince DiMHggio preferred to go to Cincinnati next spring for two reasons. William Boyd McKccluiic managed him in Boston two years ago. And in Cincinnati the left field wall, only H28 feet distant, is tailor-made for a right-handed hitter like him. The ramc wall is 3fi8 feet away in Boston's National park. "Sure Vincc DiMaggio strikes out," concludes Bill Meyer. "So did Babe Ruth." pulling up ,wooden peg. pine." Kae ODay. a stunt girl who has crashed ears and tumbled off cliffs and wild horses without injury, was hurt the other day. while visiting a set, by a lamp refli.'Cloj- Ihat fell from ovethead. . . . Another feminine stunl- er. Dixie Dilderbaoh, former circus ,-UTKilist. missed a chance lo he a heroine in the headlines when she rescued a child from the lake at Echo Park. Trouble was Uial before diving in she had ripped off her dress. So she put the child on the bank and run (hrough Iho bushes to her car as a crowd of late rescuers arrived. Universal's western company trekked out to the hack lot to fil'm a scene, in which Johnny Mack Brown pursues tht: heavy into a saloon. The set hadn't been used in months, but it proved to he occupied—by bees. Hero and villain ran out shouting instead of shooting, dove into a car and rolled up the windows. Let's try it again," called the director. "\V r hadda you expect in a 'B' picture—butterflies?" Marjoric Ilillis, Ihc "Live Alone and Like It" girl, shocked the public when she got married. But that was just, a prelude lo the major colapse of her ideals. Now she says she wants to I'aise a familv. 'California, You Come 11 ere 1'

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