The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on April 26, 1947 · Page 2
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The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 2

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Saturday, April 26, 1947
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VCTiRANS* GUM BY MAJOR THOMAS M. NlAl Toda. 's column is un account o 'some of the testimony i cam across 'in reading over the heai ings on what's called in Congres U WARNER BROS. IN MARYLAND t MONDAY and TUESDAY • 'Continuous 1 to 11 P.M. & BARRY DIVES FOR TREASURE... AND ^ COMES UP WITH ? A FORTUNE IN B A D D V D A K K I My Way") ft," FITZGERALD! DIANA LYNN I SONNY TUFTS I in EfiSY GO mth Btck Foran • Frank McHttfh Alien Jenkins • JriR Litii ArthurShiBfds- Frank Faylet ** - -"" "" , „ u • ENDS TODAY • "It's A \Vopderfui Life" f WARNER BROS. I COLONIAL + LAST TIMES TODAY if CONTINUOUS 1 To 11 P.M. M'ONDAY and TUESDAY the Fust Deficiency Appiopiiation Bill for 1947. When a fisca 1 year gets undei way on July l, government agencies aie given so much money to carry them through that fiscal year. But often this money runs out before the next July i ^mf the government agency: has - to; go before Congress and ask for more money . ...:a deficiency "appropriation:- ~ That's what has happened to'the Veterans' Administration. They've run out of dough and are looking for more.• .• ••'""• So this is an account of some of the things General Bradley told the House Appropriations Commit tee when he went Up there to put the bite on them. -. • •. • '••/-.', Just imagine you're sitting in the, committee, room. General Bradley is in the witness chair. One. 1 -of the committee" members is asking him about reports about some veterans not getting their subsistence allowance checks on time. With all the money being spent by the VA on "administration costs," he asks, why is that? Why can't clerks get those checks out "on time? . ; v •• Bradley answers, "You cannot get. 110,000 people involved in administrative, work and expect them air to be 100 percent efficient. "When we get a case Jike that we try to trace it down. Some times the mistake is in'our pro cedure. But often we find that we v never got a_ record from the school the veteran is attending. "Of course," Bradley continues, Ve have to take the blame.' We found 42 records on 'the desk' : in one college registrar's office which had been there 78 days. We have to take the blame for not getting them paid." . ..'..: Congress, of course, with an eye toward.- reducing - government expenses and • cutting •taxes, must make every effort to check up on how the VA is spending its money. The talk gets around to VA's contact ; service. A member of the committee says "Throughout New York State we have a county and-state set-up, and in many cases a city set-up, whose job it is to look after veterans', claims and problems.' Now we have the Veterans Administration coming in with another set-up (the contact service) and I feel there should be some way in which we could do away with this duplication." General Bradley talks: "As I see it, we'are charged with taking certain, services to the veteran, and it was in ' the law that we should establish such regional and contact offices as were necessary to administer. "I have some figures here," Bradley says. ""On March 1 the Director" of the ;N. Y. State division of veterans' affairs announced that 95.047 veterans ' had ' contacted the New York State local veterans' agencies." Then Bradley goes on to explain that the .VA itself had contacted personally more than ;372,000 .veterans, in .New York and had been in touch by • telephone with another 93,000. • "I think you have to consider' this, too," continues the general 'If we do not answer those que's :lons, in person., we are going to have! to answer.- a lot of them by mail. . Tt is probably more eco ri»ij^i to answer them personally than it would put on a cleri cal force-to write the letters." The argument goes back and forth, Congress trying sincerely .o find some method of reducing costs, the VA contending over anc over again that -to reduce costs will really, hurt service to vet rans. Liquor Board Member Cuts Ribbon Coal production in the United States during , 1946 would have filled 79,000 miles of railroad cars STARTS MONDAY Edward Small r^-,. R»-R«feoied Ifu-u Produceri Ktltaiing Corp.. MONDAY — TUESDAY ASTAIRE GODDARD «^ 'n SECOND CHORUS" *° Ajfot Pidure Witt Artie Shaw 11 ;^^ Charles Butterwortli Bur£ess Meredith. *+*** OtucHi by K C Patljf. j rt ,,.,i }*,, I WALTtR rUMKLIK WHLIAK ICATLETT - PANGBORN . BROOKS! LAST TIMES TODAY LARRY PARKS The Jolson Story" Smallpox Cases Are Realty At Minimum Say Statisticians New York, N. Y., April- 25—Despite recent outbreaks of smallpox in New York City and neighboring areas, the number of cases reported in the United States for the first 14 weeks of this year is only.about one half, the number in the same period of 1946, according to the statisticians of one of the larger life insurance companies. Up through the-first week in April there were 68 cases of the disease reported in the country as against 137 a year ago. In describing the progress that has been made during the past quarter century in the battle against smallpox, the statisticians note that more than 100,000 cases of the disease were reported in 1921, about 50,000 cases in 1931, 346 cases in 1945, and 356 cases in 1946. • RELEASED ON BOND Oklahoma City,' April 25, (&).— Karl John Eisenhardt, 50, Ellicott City, Md., and Edward Browder, Jr., Amarillo, Texas, ha^e been released on bonds totaling 520,000 each after pleading innocent before U. S. Commissioner Paul Showalter to charges of theft of machine guns from .a Georgia Army base. N Donald Lee Weller, 19, USN. son of Mr. and Mrs. C: A. Weller,' 91S Rose Hill avenue, has been advanced to electrician's mate, third class, aboard the heavy cruiser USS Columbus. Weller entered the Naval service November 13, 1945, and received his recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Camp Peary, Va. Peach Growers - Attention!.. - Control of scales 'and the prevention of leaf curl and-brown rot of peaches call for protective spraying, particularly in late •winter and early spring: Commercial growers are urged to see their County Farm Agent at once for special spraying directions All owners of but a'few peach :trees for .Home use and limited' sales are invited to write the editor .immediately, for free conies of our simplified spray schedule for peaches. Please enclose a o-cent stamp for reply postage and include any fruit growing; questions desired. . -... , Name ' _ .!} S !;lS7JT' i 'r r wl '. e ". Bruce 0-"shiner, local attorney and member of .toed; to t h a .Dutch KU£ u'^Zt sjic°.r '™ r Th 18 r •° n) ™ s the " rst ^"^ s ^--wrtsassss^Sisa? *S Phone Company Will Give Credit For Lost Service . Telephone subscribers whose service was. disrupted by the phone strike will get a credit on future bills, although the credit will not be effective on mailed out here today and Monday, it was announced Friday by Charles E. S. Wilson, manager of the Hagerstown office. * It was explained that obviously credit cannot be given until .the strike is officially concluded, .the duration of the strike determining the amount of : credit. W^h each bill being mailed out here the following explanation.will be included;: ''We regret that the strike has prevented us from' giving in .exchanges'•served wholly or partially by manually operated control offices" the'complete service to which the subscribers are accus- Lome'd. • •,'. . ' ;•; ; •' "We thank you for the patience and cooperation which you -have displayed during the service difficulties and want you to know that the amount Covering your interrupted local service will be credited' on.your next bill." It was also announced that the mailing of, telephone directories which' was; begun- Thursday in Washington county continues today and that all directories are expected to be delivered by the first of next week.. .;.•'•':•'. Street or Route .:'.,'. Postoffice .: .'........... state Address request to the Morning Herald Agricultural Editor Box 1528, Washington 13, D. C. Faces Eviction .. Woebegone Gorman ."Little Butch 1 Cox, 3, has plenty of reason to look sad. Unless his parents are able to find another home soon, in Compton r Calif., they will be evicted. Crippled since birth, "Little Butch" gets around on home-made crutches made by his uncle. The boy has a baby brother and three older sisters. (International) What can you repair? brings a BIG demand tor your Ser- Advertise her*. Work Progresses On New Fire Holl Work is well under way on the new two-story brick and steel home of the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire company on St. Paul's street, Boonsboro. When completed it will be one of the best fire halls in the county outside Hkgerstown. A. C. Huffer, president of the company, estimated that; the new building will cost between $25,000 and ?30,000 and will be the last word in fire hall convenience. The .second floor will be used as a meeting room. _ The Boonsboro company sometime ago placed an order for a hew La France fire truck and is antici- cipating delivery early this summer. It i s hoped that the new home will be ready by the time the new truck arrives. Shorten the cooking time for cabbage. Less cooking means less odor and more food value. Hoffman Chevrolet Sale* Washington tad Locu*t -Sta. Rent A NEW TRUCK HERTZ DRIV.-UR-SELF SYSTEM Ul CIN S i » . 125 E. Baltimore St. Phone 4621-J or 4188 U.C.T. MEETING The United Commercial Travelers will hold a regular meeting on Saturday evening at the Odd Fellows Temple with all members urged to attend to discuss important business. SUITS and TROUSERS Arriving' Daily "Factory to You" 11. W. Washington Street I* STAR LAND ^1 ' ROLLER RINK i Security Road 1 Block from Pangborn BlvC Skating Sessions 8-10:30 P.M. , MONO AYS'and THURSDAYS § RESERVED FOR PRIVATE PARTIES Sunday Matinee 2-<l P. M. ^ Special Rates to Partlet o.i ?i ••> • .-. ••• . • . ' -IT* estern Pike At Log Cabin -Sheriff Joe Baker's Free Kiddie Party Sat., Apr. 26—1 to 6 P. M. ^ RIDES CANCER And You TREATMENT OF CANCER (This is the final article in the *eriei on "Cancer" written by a local physician.) The attitude of the medical profession, as well as the general public Concerning the efficacy of cancer thereapy, has been one of disheartening pessimism. Now, however, numerous reports of five and ten-year cures in many malignant growths have recently moderated this tendency, and the unjustified pessimism is being* replaced , by hope through improved technic and knowledge. For clinical purposes the only recognized methods of treatment now are the trio of Surgery, Radium, and Roentgen-ray (X-ray), ' Soon after the discoveries of "Roentgen" and the "Curies," radiation therapy was widely hailed as the long sought weapon wjth which the cancer problem could be attacked. These discoveries were a tremendous lift, but today a more sober -appreciation of the actual value and scope of irradiation is needed. The chief problem in radl- ation therapy is that of delivering adequate dosage to the cancer tissue without injury to the adjacent normal tissue. In the early days of irradiation, massive doses were given in single doses. This produced severe damage in both the normal and cancer tissue. Today fractionation (the use of small daily doses over a period of time) permits the administration of a much higher total dose. The enhanced effectiveness of fractionated treatment is • believed to be due to the differential rate of recovery of-normal and cancer tissue from the effects of irradiation. Thus a sinele large dose is likely to destroy nor- maltissues, as well as-tumor cells while small daily increments'of radiation produce mild injury to both from whichihe normal cells can recover more completely and rapid- !Vrn^n*^rtnr*i^.»»^,-.ii_ The gamma rays of radium have no intrinsic advantage over roentgen-rays (X-ray Therapy). The two forms of radiation are quite similar their biologic action-and must Seven-Up Bottling Co. 30. N. Prospect Phone 981 - E, Cooni, ^O,wner A Mgr. The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, Md. THREE Saturday, A»ril M, HM7. *"«»» be considered as complimentary rather than competitive tools against the cancer mass. The greatest strength of cancer is its insidious onset. However, by knowing the early symptoms and reporting to your physician immediately might spell the difference between life and death. The greatest weakness of cancer is its local origin. ]f recognized early, right now in its local original birthplace, destruction of the rapidly growing cells by surgical procedures radium and X-ray may arrest the process before too much damage'is done. All physicians directly familiar with the cancer problem are agreed upon the prime necessity for a successful attack upon it, is. teamwork. Cancer cannot be successfully treated by a single individual. The general practitioner and diagnostician are of utmost importance in the early recognition of the disease. .The surgeon, pathologist and radiologist are then brought into the case giving their best evaluation upon the most effective method of treatment! Again remember the best treatment of cancer is early recognition and reporting this symptom to your physician/Routine check-ups prior to the advent of any symptoms if of course always advisable. SHORTAGE AGAIN Wheeling,'w.Va., April 25 (&).— This Ohio valley area can expect a recurring winter shortage of natural gas for-the neit two or three years and its industrialists should make plans accordingly, Charles E. Bennett of Pittsburgh advised. '' DIAPERRASH ^H\W^ A??* '*'* 6 * by/ *^3&$&& At . first «8n of chafing, &'.l&£&'& ..redness or other extern PIANOS Liberal Trade-ins Whitesel Music Co. Across from Post Office Open Evenings Phone 2269 |""""""""" "» "« mi"m ln iiiiiiuiiimmmii^. I BETTER HOMES, Inc. I j 434 W. Wash. St. Phone 376 I | Johns Manville | | Home Insulation I The Perfect Gift for Weddings or Anniversaries LOVELY SHADES $7.95 72x90' EYERLY'S • > . . • * * Hills Announce OPENING Wallpaper and Paint DEPARTMENTS SATURDAY MORNING APRIL 26th at 9 A. M. 100 PATTERNS of WALLPAPER at Poll OTHER PAPER 12c to 50c a Single Roll OPENING^PECIAL Complete Room Lots rtliorn P«»-«^». f^lll i *1.98 Enough Paper—Ceiling and Border for Average Room _ _ _ OTHER ROOM LOTS $2 . 2 9." §2.50 - 32.98 LARGE SELECTION OF PAPER FOR EVERY ROOM SALE OF PEERLESS PAINT Regular 40c Can NOW 33c Regular 70c Can NOW 63c 1-Gallon Can $2.98 ENAMEL 33cand63ccan Outside White $2.98 gal. Hill's Toy & Novelty Store 11 South Potomac Street

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