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WEDNESDAY, JULY e, BLYTHEVILLE (AllK.y COURIER NEWS ' PJkOB 4-County Drive Launched on VD Year-Long Campaign Arranged for Missco, Three Other Counties JONESBORO. Arlc.. July 6. CAP) —A four-county campaign aimed at stamping out venereal disease opened yesterday in Jonesboru. T<1 Buczkowski, area supervisor of the state Health Department, and Wallace Williams, medical techiii- I cian, will supervise the drive in Ciaighead, Greene, Clay and Mis | sissippi Counties. The campaign is expected to last | abou, a year. The undertaking will include free I blood tests and free clinics throughout the four counties. By Dr. Kd&ar .1. Easley (Director division of VI) Control, Arkansas Board of I'ealfh) III an effort to curb the -spread of I syphilis and other venereal di.s- ! I eases, the U. S. Public Health Service has gathered up figures that I show how these dread diseases get 1 about, and incidentally, torpedo a lot of old-i'asioned ideas about ] them. I" the first place, the EU't'a^ nut- I jerky of the sex partners transmU- | ting syphilis from one to the oth- are friends. Here are the stat- I istics to back up that statement and | they are gleaned from interviews which an infected person has I told medical personnel how they contracted the dea.se. from whom, [ and to whom they transmitted it: Conlrr.cting syphilis from: Friend 85.7'i Pick-up 12.8':;, Other 'including prostitutes) 1.5' i \ 1000 ; These figures do not include fam- ly contacts and they disprove the I old notion that prostitutes are a major source of infection. Another startling angle on the VD situation is this: The home'of otie of the sex partners is. majority of cases .the plate where I exposure occurs. Place of exposure: Home 59.6';. Elolel or rooming house ... 25.2't. Auto 7.1-t Other (includes park, street, etc.) Mtopsy Shows Drugs May Have Seen fatal o Arkansas Woman LITTLE ROCK. July 6. (ip>— rs. Pearl Harrod Young, 51, whose jdy was found 111 a stock pond 251- Vitonla Saturday, had In her omacli enough barbituric acid to ause an organic failure, Prosccu- or Robert H. Williams of Rtisseli- ille said here yesterday. Williams said .in autopsy re- caled she had taken a sizeable nantity of amytal and had re- tivcd a hypodermic Injection. Drowning had been ruled out reviously as a cause of death be- ause there was no water in her ings. Williams silBBCstcd as a "possl- ilily" she may have been fatally tricken at the edge of the pond s she leaned over to draw a bucket f water for livestock. He said an u'estigation was continuing. Mis. Young's sister, Mrs. Ruby larrod Talley, with whom she ived, is at state ho.spital here foi mental examination. She had been left an orphan a year before. Up until that time she had led a normally happy childhood. But after being turned over to the cure of a [osier mother who had ten children of her o\vn. (he youn^ itirl became so sexually promiscu- 011.1 thai, alter getting syphilis, she gave the dUensi' to ten other children. I.ciK'Iilli'ss and lack ot security and guidance were blamed. Karty Treatment Essential Durin.; the current campa.gn here in Arkansas to tiet folks to have their blood tested, we are stressing the importance of earli- llc.-s. Syphilis can be- cured or arrested in practically all cases but the earlier it ts treated, the quicker and smei are the results which Arkansas Death Toll Rises to Probable Ten By The Associated I'rt'ss The violent death toll in Arkansas this week had risen to a known nine and a probable ten today. Raymond D. Harolson. Hl-ycar- old farmer of near McQeliee, ii believed to have drowned in Lak< Chicot at Lake Villaje. He let his companion.! to swim Montla> and was not seen asain. His cloth in» \vas found Tuesday Rubs G. Murphy. -14-year-old power company lineman, touched a charged wire and fell to hi death late Tuesday at El Dorado Previously five traffic deaths , two drowninas and one suicide ha may mean many extra years of ule i bccl) lt . |)m . tc[1 for the victim. I 1_ Early warning signs of syphilis ! c -. include: in A small sore where the Surveys to Determine germ entered the tody, probably I Feasibility of Toll Road around one of the body openings; j <2i a rash on the body, persistent I LITTLE HOCK, July 6. ta'i- —Th sore throat, headaches and fever or Patchy baldness; (31 even after the their .. 8.1% ion.o r ; Twisted Uves, Broken Homes "Chain of infection' 1 is an nn 1 DortauL term in the story of VD | control. It refers to the sequence 1 of sex contacts by which infection transmitted from person to per- I sou.' Tracing out the.=e chains is | probably more imix>rtant to the welfare of our people than any other job connected with VD control I except the actual treatment of | syphilis itself. For each person in the chain is both a source and a ! victim of infection, he or she re- ! ceives and transmits It. ' these symptoms have gone away the syphilis ^erms arc stilt body and have just begun deadly work. Private physicians and health departments are giving blood lesls in every county in Arkansas. Arkansas Highway Department wi: make surveys to determine feasi bility of an experimental toll high way between Little Rock and Ben ton. The action was agreed to at local ! conference of Highway Cotnmissio • Chairman J. B. Lambert and thrc other members wiih Govcrno McMath yesterday afternoon. The discussion centered on pos sibility of a hi|»h-spccd toll roa addition to the present rout which would remain a free slat highway. The present highway has bee I, Grain Mill Workers Threaten Wage Strike KANSAS CITY. July 6. (AP)— - - --About 4.900 grain elevator and flour j described as one of the worst tra mill workers in three states will vote on a strike Friday if they don't receive a 10-cent-aii-hour wage Increase. . ' J.A Leveiidge, international vice- presideni of tiie Ameiican Federation of Grain Millers (AFL), said the vote would aifcct workers in 19 cit:es in Missouri. Kansas and Ok- fic bottlenecks In the state. A study of these chains and the ] lahr.ma. He said grain workers in individuals who represent (he links ' Denver a nd Omaha also probably ihcm re.'eal many twisted lives I would support a strike. nd broken homes. Recently, a 15- j Waac rates are the only points at ' year-old girl was brought into a j rapid treatment center such as the i i one at Hot Springs. Alier long talks with a sympathetic public health nurse, the girl revealed her story. issue in renewal ot tiie old contracts which expired in June. Lev. cridge said. Negotiation.? have been and half : 'Ve Are Still Missing After Violent Squall NEW YORK. July 6— MV-Five -rsons are still missing and nine known dead from a violent wind and rain squall that raked the New York metropolitan area Monday. The Coast Guard early today added two more yachtsmen to the list of seven persons already rc- lorted dead in the storm, which I tnifed across Long Island Sound \ uid capsized hundreds of boats. Farms of New York Male aver-1 Th» camri was one of the fbet age 111.5 acres in siie. animals to be domesticated. BRING YOUR TRACTORS TO US FOR Major Overhaul and Minor Repairs Work Supervised bj 18 Kspcr t Instructor* "\ 0 charte for labor replacement parts at cost." DELTA TRADE SCHOOLS, INC. 6,'io Henmndo S(. Memphis Phone 37-0181 Crop Reporting Service j Says Cotton Looks Better LITTLE ROCK. July G. Cjl>i—The rop Reporting Service says the cotton crop fa looking better as It worked out and responds to favorable growing conditions. Much of it is almost lost In the rr.ss, however, and n considerable creape has been plowed up and planted to corn and some other crop, the service said in its weekly summary of condition for the week i'' ng yesterday. Boll weevils have been more prevalent than usual, ll'.e report said. NOTICE OP GRANTING OP LIQUOR 1'KKMIT Notice is hereby given that the CommUsionor of Revenues of the State of Arkansas hjis issued a permit, N T o. 22G to George N. Johns to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as 303'-^ KUMHI.K SEAT 1'ASSICNOKR KAI.l.S ASI.EKI 1 Kurt Stieller. scvcn- months-old son of Mr. and Mis. p. A. \V. Sticfcl. falls asleep in carnei strapped to his daddy s back, unexcitcd by the sights of New York cay. His two-year-uld brother, Wally. siitiiiB on his lather's shoulders, is more wide awake as his mother ties his shoe lace. The Stieller lamily. from Los Aiitcles, Calif., made the trip to New York in their piivuu. plane. (AP Wirephotoi Memphis-to-Dallas Bus Service Planned MEMPHIS. July e. I API— Tilrollfrh bus service Irom Memphis to Dallas, with stops at three Arkansas points, will be started July 16. The Arkansas Motor Coaches and Conlental Trailways BILS System will join in the operation, officials ol tlie two Minis announced last night. The Arkansas slops will be in Little Rock. Hot Springs and Texarkana. W. Main St.. nlytiieville. Ark. This permit issued on the 1 day of Jiny 194(1 and expires on the June day ol 30. 1950. Ccorgc N. Johns l.ti-13.49 'oke Ovens Set New Production Record WASHINGTON. July 0 fAP) The nation's coke orcus set a new Hoilucllon record in 1948 bu household use of the fuel contln- led to decline, the Bureau of Mines aid today. The 13-18 coke production was 74,361.028 tons, 1.41.078 more than in £M7 and 824,111 tons above the D44 wartime peak, the bureau said. Oven coke production tjy states n 1048 included Missouri with '!.273,215 tons. sf coiamar ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. 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