Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 17, 1962 · Page 6
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 6

Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 17, 1962
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Poet* . Oe».7, 1962 Real Heroine For Federal Bureaucracy By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal bureaucrac'y, butt of many a joke and gibe, can boast that 'in this year 1962 it produced an authentic heroine, a female knight in shining armor. Frances Oldham Kelsey, M.D., Ph. D., doesn't look jnudi like a knightess. She's a pl flin Jane in flat-heeled shoes, with no lipstick, and she has the seemingly unro- m antic job of physician and pharmacist for the Food and Drug Administration. But, by now, most everybody knows how, in one of the most notable acts of female obstinacy in history, she blocked the marketing of the sedative thalidomide in this country. When word came that this drug was being blamed for the deform- in' 1 of thousands of babies born in E'.irope, President Kennedy hastened to han,? a gold medal around Dr. Kelse'y's neck. Other honors have showered ori her. The thalidsmide incident put new strength into a drive for a stronger drag safety bill. The Senate hastily replaced some of the teeth that had been extracted from the bill and it breezed thrmish Congress. Dr. Kelsey was among the hon- • orcd guests looking on when Ken- i nedv signed the measure Oct. 10. Thus. Dr. Kelsey has taken her . place on the roster of notable i warriors for safe, effective drugs j and wholesome food— a roster including such men as. Upton Sinclair, Socialist uplifter who couldn't make much of a dent with his Socialist propaganda but did play a mighty role in the passaee of a meat inspection act and the nation's first pure food and drug law, in 1906. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, an M.D. i with an evangelical fervor for un- j adulterated food. As chief chemist j for the Agriculture Department! (1883-1912) he conducted his fight j by "poison squad" tactics and , other means, and was the first ' administrator of the pure food law. In 1906 Sinclair published a novel "The Jungle." It wa s about -the Chicago stockyards and was designed to forward socialism by enlisting sympathy for downtrodden stockyard workers. It didn't do that, but it did turn the stomach of America by its descriptions of the unwholesome conditions under which meat was being produced. Dr. Wiley, in 1902, established what the newspapers immediately dubbed "the poison squad." It was composed of rugged young volunteers, mostly employes of the Agriculture Department. In a basement dining room in, his bureau he fed them food to which preservatives, coloring and other substances had been added. Caesar's Return To Television Not Too Amusing By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP)—Sid Caesar is known as a "comedian's comedian," almired for his invention, convincing pantomime and brilliant dialect. Tuesday night, Caesar returned to television after a long absence with a half-hour show on ABC. For some reason, he ignored his j specialties and went In for broad ! slanstick. The opening of the show consisted mostlv of ripoinig up tho felt on a pool table. Another was a complicated sketch about a brain (played by Ceasar) directing a sailor's romance. There was a long, silent areumcnt to sym- nhonv music, and a hectir sketch about a man with some free tickets to a S50-a-plate dinner. None of it. alas, was very funny or even amusing. Caesar can do so much better and will, one hones, in subsequent shows. A roctnt column concerning the untimely death of a soap opera character (Jeff Baker of "As the World Turns") resulted in a freshet of mail from daytime television viewers. Surprisingly, many viewers appear to be brooding still over the disappearance—by death or banishment—of characters from other shows, particularly Mike Karr of "Edge of Night" last season. Mike, however, did not die. He went to a new position in a distant community and has not been heard about since. Viewers who want to know whats really happening to actnr John Larkin, who plaved Mike for many years, merely have to tune in on "Saints and Sinners" any Monday night. There is Larkin. He has changed his network (from CBS to NBC), cfeaneed his last name (he's now calling himself Mike Orainser) an| his profession (from lawyer to newspaperman). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^jj^^ajUjjjjjjjmjm LAST DAYS A Sale As Great As * Its Name Sure Your Car Will Start this Winter! Free Power Check-up It's another Sears Free service . . . drive in anytime! FREE Check-up of your battery, voltage regulator, generator and starter FREE installation of ALLSTATE batteries There's An ALLSTATE Battery for Your Car... Reasonably Priced 12-Volt Batteries *w!Hi trade-in 18 Month Guarantee One piece cover seals in power, prevents corrosion. 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