Page 5 article text (OCR)
•MONDAY, JUNK 8T, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Big Polio Fund Raised for '49 Notional Foundation Report* on Annual March of Dimes Drive NEW YORK, June 27—A record total of 125,128.000 was raised In the IBM March of Dimes to continue the fight on polio, it was announced (f/xlay by Basil O'Connor, president of the National Foundation (or In- lantile Paralysis. The comparable figure for last year was $21,600.000 Half the sum raised, alter expenses, will be used by nationa headquarters of the National t\>an- dation to support its research, education and training programs, and to supplement resources of Its local chapters in epidemic emergencies. Chapters retain the other half to pav for care and treatment of polio patients and epidemic aid. Expressing his thanks to the American people and the thousands of volunteers throughout the country who made the drive the most outstanding in the organization's history, Mr. O'Connor declared, however, that because of the unusually severe epidemics exnencnced In reo°nt years the "need for funds to flalit polio still remains extremely c-'ticsl." " tSU Epidemic Worst In M years "Last year's epidemic, the worst in 32 years, exhausted epidemic reserves of the National Foundation,' Mr O'Connor disclosed. "In the five-year period ended in 1948. thi M914 c?ses of infantile paralysis recorded in the nation were more tlian double the 42,138 cases reported in the preceding ftve-year period. At the same time per patient co«ts of hospitalization and medical care -also have more than doubled In the last decade. f "The doubled case-load, nnuti- ! plied by doubled hospitalize lion co=ts has meant a burden in medical care alone for the National Foundation that has increased more than fourfold in recent years. "At the same time, research to find a cure or preventive for the disease has been stepped up to the limit of our resources. Now that 6 Arkansans Killed on Roads Over Weekend By Ike AiMcUted rreu Highway accidents took a heavy toll In Arkansas over the weekend. At least six persons were killed as x result of traffic accidents. Five of the deaths occurred Saturday. A suicide caused another death. Everett B. Nowlen, 48, Drew County farmer, perished when l truck hit loose gravel and overturned near Montlcello Sunday. He was pinned beneath the cab of the vehicle. Two others were Injured. Two automobiles collided on a hill near Fayetteville Saturday night. Meldon Belue of Kansas City, Mo., was Injured fatally. Two others suffered Injuries. Wilma R ; iy Lovell, seven, of near Ozark, was crushed fatally when she fell Jrom a truck driven by her father. A 40-year-old Green County dairy worker. Fonzo Penny, was killed instantly In a collision of two trucks near Paragould, Saturday. Jessie Lee Perry, 33, Little Rock Negro, died en route to a Little Rock hospital Saturday from Injuries suffered when an automobile overturned several times on •< curve near Little Bock. Oakes Nelson, about 50. a carpen ter. was killed instantly Saturday when his automobile plowed into the sine of a Rock Island pa.ssenser train at a crossing neat 1 Junction City. I One of the train cars was damaged so badly the train was delayed approximately two hours. lundred-Day Railroad "air Opens in Chicago FIVE INJURED IN COLLISION—Morris L. QriUith, 47, and Fruncis Uallantlne. 37, (right), lie on In highway seriously injured a few moments alter Orilfith's car. shown against fence at right, was involve In a collision with a light truck (center of highway) near Dublin, Calif. Both were thrown out of ear ax spun around. Highway patrolmen said Orilfith's car, pulling a trailer, picked up a nail In lei I rear tire an skidded out of control, throwing trailer into the path of truck. Wheels and parts of demolished trailer litter the road. Three occupants of the truck were treated for minor Injuries. (AP Wlrephoto). CHICAGO, June 22 W')—Chicago's econd Railroad Fair opened Satur- ay for a 100-day run. A signal from Maj. Lenox B. .olir, fair president, and the opcn- ng ceremony began. The first vlsit- rs found a receiving line of rall- oad presidents to take their tickets nd shake their hands. The theme of this year's fair lie same as last year—dramatic railroading, with a lot o! varied contrast of the past and present entertainment added, The 50-acre lake front fair- jrounds where the spectacle and its hundred more or less subordinate attractions will run through October 2 Is well packed with exhibits I/ohr said the management trie to retnln Hie best from lust year Eind added new eye-catchers by the dozen. U, of A. Gets $27,950 "of Study of Cancer WASHINGTON, June 27. (AP)— The University of Arkansas School of Medicine here will receive 121,950 to study cancer. The money Is part of W grant! totaling (550,802 awarded yesterday by the National Cancer Institute. Hawaii, three times the size of Delaware, grows 90 percent of the world's supply of pineapple. CHILLS AND FEVER due to Vjlara As» '•_• 666 WITH QUININE NOW AT YOUR DRUGGIST ' many hopeful signs are beginning to appear on the research horizon •we cannot relax our effort in this direction. IreavT Drain on Funds "With epidemic reserves accumulated by national headquarters rrom previous years wiped out at the end ol 1948, we were enabled to carry on our medical care program only because many of our chapters came to the rescue. These chapters, in areas unaffected by epidemics in recent years, made substantial contributions to the national emergency epidemic aid iund. helping us to carry on until receipts from the 1949 March of Dimes starred coming in. Total reserve funds of chapters, therefore, have also been depleted appreciably. "Unfortunately. 1949 incidence figures to date show no sign that any relief from the heavy toll of the disease experienced in recent years is in sight. Besides the heavy burden of care for cases carried over from previous epidemic years, we are again faced with a possible new- heavy case-load this summer. "While it is impossible at this time to predict how heavy this MISS ARKANSAS 1949—Barbara Brothers. Miss Little Rock arid Miss Arkansas of 1949, will represent the •state in the Miss America contest it Atlantic City. Her vital statistics: Age 18; height 5 feet 5 inches; weight 118 pounds; bust 34 inches; waist 24 inches; hips 35 inches; brown hair; blue eyes; fair complexion. She sings and paints. (Associated Press fhoto). Army Recruiting Office Sets Up Summer Schedule Army and Air Force recruiting offices located in the City Hall 1 have new hours for the remainder of the summer, according to S-Sgt. Arthur O. Bahn. The office will be open from fl a.m. to 5 pm., Monday through Saturday, and will be closed on Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Bahn said that some posts in the Army and Air Force have gone on 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. schedules to give officers and-''men more time off in the afternoons. Former Cabinet Member, Doctor Dies at Aae of 74 PALO ALTO, Calif.. June 27. W) —Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, who earned eminence as an educator, in government service, In medicine and as a humanitarian, died today. He was 74. The Llncolnesque physician was president of Stanford University 27 years and its chancellor since 1943. As Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of Herbert Hoover, ft lifelong friend, he battled for conservation, for better housing and better care for Indians. As a medical man, he fought medical costs, illiteracy, syphilis, quackery and inferior rnedlca schools. He founded the California Physicians' Service—the model for prepaid voluntary health plans in this country. Hoover said in New York: "America is a better place for his having lived in it." Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Stanford Memorial Church. The largest government arsenal is located on Rock Island, 111., close to tiie city which took its name from the island. year's case-load will be. there grave doubt that even the record sum raised in the 1949- March of Dimes \vill prove adequate to carry on our search year." full medical care and reprogram in the current Towboat Burns After Exploding On Mississippi GRAND TOWER, 111.. June <f>— A towboat. valued at $160,000. exploded and burned on the Mississippi River about eight miles above here yesterday. One crewman was injured by the blast. The boat was the Tessler, en- route to East St. Louis from Louls- ai.a with three barges loaded wltl leating oil. The barges were cut oose from the Tessler and later brought here by another boat. Eight crew members of the Tesser escaped from the burning boat n lifeboats. Another towboat. the Wabash, then rescued the crew members. The boat continued to burn f<;r ;everal hours but it was near an island and was not considered a hazard to navigation. The injured man was G. W. Banta, 19. son of the boat's master. Capt. J. W. Ba"ta. Banta was nit on the leg by a face plate from the boiler. Value of the Tessler was mated by Captain Banta. More Than $77 Million Spent for Hospitals in Arkansas Since 7947 LITTLE ROCK, June 27. (AP)— More than $11.000,000, approximately two-thirds of it In federal matching funds, has been silent or committed for hospital construction in Arkansas during the past two years. The expenditure has added 1.307 hospital beds .said Moody Moore, (rector of the State Health De- esti- Liquor Investigation Staff Adds 20 Men LITTLE ROCK, June 27. (AP) — Twenty new liquor investigators have been appointed by the Arkansas Revenue Department under terms of a 1949 act. Bovert T. Harrell will become sup«rvisnr of the Investigation Department In addition to his present duties as beverage and supervisor. Conference Slated In Aluminum Dispute LITTLE ROCK, June 27. (AP) A conference was scheduled hen today In an effort to avert a striki of operating employes of Reynold. Metals Company in Arkansas. Federal Mediator Charles A Wheeler of Little Rock called the meeting. He said representatives o both the company and the Unite' Steel Workers of America (CIO) t which the employes belong, hac agreed to attend. Employes in the bauxite mines near Bauxite, the Hurricane Creel Alumina Plant and the Jones Mill Aluminum Plant have voted to strike any time after July 1 If a walkout is called by union officials. Union and management have been unable to agree on wage scales artment's Hospital lade the reix>rt. Division who Arkansas Air National Guard Ends Training LITTLE ROCK, June 27. (AD — Members of Arkansas' National Guard Air unit have wound up two- weeks of summer training and they're "ready for combat," says Brig. Gen. Earl T. Ricks. Ricks, adjutant general of the state, said the mil:, the 154! h Fighter squadron, is !>5 per cent trained as compared with regular U.S. Air Force units. The training period ended yesterday. Listen to DuPont's Cavalcade of America every Monday evening WMC —7:00 JOHN MILES MILLER CO. Distributors of DuPont Products BRING YOUR TRACTORS TO US FOR Major Overhaul and Minor Repairs Work Supervised by 18 Kxpert Instructors, labor . . . replacement parts at cost." 'No ehmrce far DELTA TRADE SCHOOLS, INC. (>35 Herfiando St. Memphis l>hone 37-0181 NOW For Immediate Delivery FERTILIZER Ammonium Nitrate Blytheville Fertilizer Corporation $ 80 Per Ton F. 0. B. Plant We suggest that you fill your requirements now while the material is available. Less 8% Discount South Highway 61 Phone 3105 cigarette and other points iri a new contract. The present one expires July 1. . Private business and individuals pay federal income taxes on their net incomes before they do anything else with the money. There ire, certain favored commercial businesses that do not do this. Cooperative corporations, government businesses, certain kinds of charitable trusts— even many colleges and universities—engage in commercial enterprise for profit and escape or avoid all or a major part of federal income taxes on the huge profiu which they make. It is estimated the federal treasury loses OA'E BILLION DOLLARS in revenue every year because of ihis favoritism. Naturally, that amount is added to the income ux bill of those who DO pay. All of these commercial enterprises should pay federal income taxes on their profits —just like the rest of us—and they should pay them be/ore they do anything else with the money—just like other businesses and individuals do. ALL BUSINESS SHOULD PAY TAXES ON THE SAME BASIS Congress is out looking for four billions more in federal revenue. So f»r, it is planned to load this extra burden onto frtsenl income taxpayer]. Tb»t means YOU. Eyery income taxpayer should INSIST 10 his Congressman that Congress TAX THE UNTAXED FIRST before heaping additional income tax burdens on those alre»dy paying mote than their share. Contact your Congressman NOIT. Tell him lo TAX THE UNTAXED FIRST. National Tax Equality Association BUY NOW and SAVE! SPECIAL 10 DAY SALE ENDS JUNE 30 RANGES RANGES RANGES YOU CAN HAVE A LOVELY GAS RANGE COMPLETELY INSTALLED IN YOUR HOME WITH 4 to 5 MONTHS SUPPLY OF FUEL FOR AS LOW AS $ 138 00 Plus Sales Tax YOU'LL SAVE MONKY by buying a Gas Range during our Big 10 Day Sale, so take advantage of these special prices. Remember, a $7.50 bottle of Propane gas will last for two months. Yes, you gel real economy when you cook with gas! BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! You'll enjoy better cooking results. It has been stated that D!) out of 11)0 hotels and restaurants where food is famous are all gas. Thousands of famous eating places agree (hat. "Where Food is Finest, It's cooked with Gas." Cleanliness, loo, is yours when you cook with Gas. No soot, ashes, smut, smelly odor or smoke to mar the kitchen walls. Come In Today! North Highway 61 Phone 527 BLYTHEVILLE PROPAhE Choose From These Brands NORGE MAYTAG ENTERPRISE TAPPAN CALORIC CO.. Inc.