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THE PITTSBURGH PRESS, THURSDAY. JANUARY 7, 1943 PAGE II DR. CHILE DIES IN OWN CLINIC AT AGE OF 78 Heart 'Ailment for Which He Sought Cure Claims "Famed Surgeon By The United Press CLEVELAND, Jan. 7 Dr. George W. Crile, 73, internationally famous physician and pioneer surgeon, died Here - today ol neart ailment a disease for which he believed he had discovered the cause but was unable to discover the cure. He had been ill in the hospital at Cleveland Clinic, ol of which he was a co-founder, since Dec. 14. Dr. Crile His condition gradually grew worse and death came at 9:03 a. m. His accomplishments in 50 years of research had brought wide acclaim. He was the discoverer of adrenalin, the conqueror of operative shock, the first to operate locally for goitre and the first to attempt blood transfusions. Synthetic Cell Studied However, it was his long research into man's intelligence, personality and energy which climaxed his career. After thousands of miles of travel and the examination of thou-: sands of animals, he evolved the theory that, in all but man and the higher apes, the size of the brain was related directly to the body's metabolism, or its burning of food as fuel. In civilized man, he concluded, the "thinking brain" is 780 per cent greater than necessary to execute basic metabolism and the excessive demands by the human brain upon the energy organs of the body may be responsible for such "energy diseases" as heart trouble, goitre and mental ills. Ends Operative Fears It was during these researches approximately a decade ago that Dr. Crile announced the creation of an "auto-synthetic cell" through the reconstruction of broken down brain tissue. His claim was widely disputed, but he maintained the cell appeared to function. Close associates said the experiment was not to be interpreted as an effort to create life synthetically. In recent years, his health had been impaired, but his restless, energetic personality kept him at his work until a few weeks ago. It was in 1905, while he was a member of the old Lakeside Hospital staff here that he startled the world with the discovery of adrenalin the drug which restored respiration to persons apparently dead. In a public demonstration, he resuscitated a dog which had appeared dead for 15 minutes. Adrenalin is now in wide medical use. In 1907, he started the experiments which finally overcame the danger of surgical shock. Many iJVAiD UiVi Vi Jt V O-A. JCLi 9 even after successful operations. Dr. Crile usea nitrous oxide commonly known as laughing gas to replace chloroform and ether. He administered it, and other drugs, on a gradual basis to dull operational fear and to eliminate pain during recovery. In 1912, he reported to the Royal British Medical Association that his "new surgery" in the first 2600 operations had reduced the death rate to a record low of 1.9 per cent. Early in his career he performed the first successful operations for Oi 22 t?5 1 CHURCH SCRAP DRIVE PLANNED Trucks Enlisted to Metal, Rubber Get MORE SCRAP TO HELP BEAT THE AXIS will be collected in a new campaign to be launched by 1000 churches in Allegheny County with the help of charitable agencies. Shown mapping the drive which jll start Jan. 18 are Dr. Albert G. Curry, seated, chairman; and standing, left to right, H. W. Shepard, Major Herbert Sparks and Mrs. H. D. Stark. the removal of goitre and first attempted blood transfusions. Narrowly Escaped Death He served in the medical corps Jn the Spanish-American War and World War I. It was in France, as commander of the country's first medical contingent to arrive on the fighting front, that his experiments with men wounded by explosions caused the Allies to alter their method of trench construction. He narrowly escaped death during his long career several times. On April 3, 1941, he was pinned with 16 other passengers in a transport plane that was pancaked in a Florida swamp. For several hours he directed rescue efforts and then became delirious from the effects of a fractured rib and bruised chest. He remained in a serious condition in a Florida hospital for several days. He escaped when an X-ray film explosion at the Cleveland Clinic generated poison gas and killed 130 persons in 1929. He took an active part in the rescue work, putting to use once again the experience gained in fighting poison gas in France. Received Many Honors He was born in Chili, O., on Nov. 11, 1864, and received his preliminary education at Ohio Northern University. He was awarded his medical degree at Wooster University in 1887. Later he studied in Vienna, London and Paris and served as a professor of surgery at Wooster until 1911. Honors bestowed upon him Included the American Medal for Service to Humanity in 1914, the Cleveland Medal for Public Service in 1931 and the American Congress of Physical Therapy distinguished service gold key in 1940. He was a member and officer of many medical organizations. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace McBride Crile, whom he married in 1900, and four children. They are Dr. George W. Crile, Jr., who is now reported serving with a medical unit in the Pacific war theater; Mrs. Margaret Garretson, Mrs. Elizabeth Crisler, Jr., of Memphis, Term., and Robert. Army Flier Loses Way Unable to find County airport during a snowstorm, an Army Air Force pilot landed his speedy P-38 fighter ship on the Patterson Heights airport, Beaver County, yesterday. After checking his position the pilot resumed his flight to the Pittsburgh field. Airport attaches said the pilot was Lieutenant Raymond Burroughs. He was on a cross-country routine flight. Value Of Property In City And County Mounts 15 Millions 1943 Triennial Assessment Total Set At $1,855,000,000 In Preliminary Figures Of Tax Board; Increase Attributed Directly To War Boom By ASHLEY EMSHWILLER Allegheny County's churches cooperating with charitable organizations will launch a new scrap drive fcr metal and rubber Jan. 18. The 12-day campaign will enlist the aid of 1000 churches in the county, church organizations, and Boy and Girl Scouts. This drive is part of a state-wide scrap metal and ruber collection being sponsored by the Advisory Salvage committee of the Civilian Defense, and is designed to reach into every home. Dr. Curry Heads Drive The county campaign is headed by Rev. Dr. Albert G. Curry, social service director of the Goodwill Industries and pastor of the Friend ship Methodist Church. He met yesterday' with representatives of church and charitable groups in the Improvement of the Poor Building to outline plans for the campaign. Dr. Curry said that approximately 75 trucks would be available for a house-to-house canvass. Receptacles will be placed on premises of co-operating churches for members to place scrap. This will later be sold to junk dealers and the proceeds used for any purpose the church may elect. Full Support Expected Rev. Dr. Roy D. Boaz, executive secretary of the Christian Council of Allegheny County, said that the movement will undoubtedly receive unanimous support of the churches which will be asked by letter within the next few days, to co-operate. Pittsburgh and the county will be divided into districts and trucks assigned to specific territory on given days. Ship Claims Waived WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 The State Department announced today that Great Britain and the United States have signed an agreement whereby each will waive all claims against the other arising from the collision of war or merchant vessels, or from damaged cargo or salvage operations. I MOTS flflM I I : mm Wm mill 111 . KELLOGG'S GRO-PUP was the first dog food to be awarded the Seal of Approval by the American Veterinary Medical and Animal Hospital Associations GRO-PUP is a food that is good for dogs and puppies, and tastes good to them too! That's the dog food you want. That's the food your dog wants. That's what KELLOGG'S GRO-PUP is! It was created after years of study of dogs' nutritional needs. It has long been recognized in dog circles as a fine all-around food that con tributes greatly to a dog's health and well-being, containing every known mineral and vitamrn your pet needs for growth and vigor. And it's economical! All you have to- buy for a normal 15-pound dog is one box a week! Get gro-pup at your grocer's today. Youll get a thrill at the way your dog goes for it. . Property values for taxing purposes in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County increased approximately 15 million dollars in the last year, according to preliminary figures released today by the Alle gheny County Tax Board. Assessors' returns on real estate in Pittsburgh, the boroughs, townships and the third class cities, according to James Rae, Board chairman, indicate the total for the 1943 Triennial Assessment will be $1,855,-000,000 as compared with an actual valuation of $1,840,732,559 in 1942. War Boom Adds Revenues The increase is attributable di rectly to the war boom which struck the district with the fall of France and then wa accelerated by Pearl Harbor. $ 'It was brought about largely by the vast expansion of industrial plants and the installation of hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of new machinery needed to - help boost the nation's production of war materials plus new home construction in the suburban areas of Pittsburgh," Mr. Rae said. Home Owners Benefit This increase occurred, however, despite the fact that the owners of small homes throughout the City ind County have benefitted by decreases in assessments in an aggregate amount of about 5 million dollars, according to Mr. Rae. It was the first time in history that a County Tax Board has made assessments for purposes of both City and County taxation. The City figures, also, are used for. Pittsburgh's school taxes. C. Slippy, a municipal tax accountant, recently calculated that Pittsburgh real estate carries a heavier tax load than any other large city in the United States. He said 87 per cent cf the cost of operating the city government comes from the levies on lands and buildings. The "combined" Board was created, effective last January, by the 1939 Legislature. Equitable Application Heretofore, two separate assessing bodies had made the evaluations one for th3 County and the other for the City. When the bill was introduced into the Legislature, ad vocates argued that such a union of the assessing groups as ultimately resulted was needed to effect a more equitable application of assessments and bring about a more uniform evaluation for the application of the three taxes. The new Board was appointed by the County Commissioners under a 1941 amendment to the original act and when it came into exist ence . the old 11-man Pittsburgh board of assessors was liquidated. County Work Incomplete The estimated increase in the over-all assessments, Mr. Rae said, is based upon work which has been completed in the 32 Pittsburgh wards, but which as yet has not been made final for properties out- iSide the City. nttsDurgn s dooks naa to De closed first and certified to City Controller Edward R. Frey during November, according to the new law, so that the City might start mailing its tax statements- which became due and payable Jan. 1. County figures are- not needed until May 1, the due date for pay ing County levies. For City purposes, assessors eval uated the holdings of 120,000 tax payers at $1,044,010,000, or about 12 millions higher than the 1942 figure compiled from the last esti mates placed on the same property by the now defunct City assessors. 'Shrinkage Foreseen Mr. Rae said the assessment would "shrink," but neither he nor any other " City or County taxing official would venture a guess as to what the net would be after court appeals, exonerations and adjust ments have been made. About 10,000 appeals were made on City properties during October, November and December. The ap peals hearings ended only a few days before Christmas. And, on those 10.000 appeals, 2400 exonerations already have been au thorized by the Tax Board. An exoneration, In substance, amounts to an assessment reduction. Additionally, hundreds of City property owners have taken their 1 Ti 1 More Judges Refuse Clubs Liquor Permits (Continued From Page One! the order of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control, refusing a new club license to the appellants will be sustained." The six organizations denied 11 censes today under the ruling were Polish Falcons Nest 449; Polish Army Veterans Assn., District 4020 Butler St.; St. Nicholas Rus sian Brotherhood, Ledge 167, Cur- tisville; Ukranian Home Assn. of Pittsburgh; Scott Twp. Sportsmen's Club and the Raymond C. Burns Post 188, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Duquesne. Judge Kolds Decision In Witnesses' Appeal Judge Lois M. McBride in County Court today reserved decision in the case of six Jehovah's Witnesses who appealed from $5 fines levied against them in McKeesport last December for distributing pamphlets without a city permit. The judge upheld the appeal of a seventh member of the religious sect, Mrs. Helen Koda, or dering the fine refunded. McKeesport Mayor Frank Cu chanan and four policemen testified against the Witnesses who, besides Mrs. Koda, were Nick Koda, Michael Perholtz, Edward Grubbs, John Sherry, Anna Blaner and Andrew Blaner Jr. Autoist Breaks Arm A fractured arm was sustained by Lyle Crider, 27, of 145 Lechy Ave North Side, today when his auto crashed head-on into a West View street car. He was taken to the Al legheny General Hospital. MORE INDUCTED AT GREENSBURG Bellevue And Bridqeville Send Contingents The following selectees from Alle gheny County Draft Boards 14, Bellevue, and 17, Bridgeville, have been Inducted at Greensburg the Army announced today: Joseph A. Parolme. Bridxevilla, iiuaoipn j. Aovach. Bridreville. AlTin 3. Trautman. Imperial. John Kotsuk. Nobleetowo. Tony Csldart. Brldtfeville. Jsmei A. Hughes. Imperial. George L,. Tarap. Oakdale. Donald C. Jones. Bellerue. John S. Nirrelli. Bellevue. Xorbert F. Hammer. Perrysvillo. Owen S. Kist. Laurel Gardens. Leonard Caruso. Bellevue. Robert S. Scribner. Bellevue. Otto G. Antonetie. West View. Albert L. WesseL PerrysvUle, Harold L. Knnie. Bellevue. Leo J. Holihan. Bellevue. Joseph W. Murray. Allison Park. Edward M. Fischer. Allison Park., John H. Faulk Jr.. Bellevue. Edgar L. Keira. Bellevue. Thomaa M. Patton. West View. Walter G. Kunson. West View. Edward L. Miller Jr.. Bellevue. William R. Nofsinger. West View. Charles O. Schellhaas. West View. Charles D. Bender. West View. Donald A. Benedict. East Bellevue. Richard J. Koehler. Bellevne. Henry J. Schellhaas Jr.. West View. Frank Schwartz. West View. Warren G, Heer. West View, wflham H. Enfrelhardt. Bellevue. Ernest E. McFadden Jr.. Millvale. William L. Aston Jr.. West View. James A. Mikelonis. West View. Yugoslav M. Unkovich. Bellevu. Richard T. Visokey. Bellevue. Harry D. Turner. West View. Herman H. Sheftler. Coraopolis. Charles A. Snatchko Jr.. Sturgeon. Charles Corris. Tyre. Jo SUnetich. Cuddy. James W. McXamari. Pittsburgh. THE LAUNDRY problem is solved for Yanks in India by a class of natives called Dhobis. An astute businessman, the Dhobl looks the soldier over and gives him a season's estimate. High percentage of equipment lost makes up for the low wage paid. cases to Court for further redress. How much more of a shrinkage the courts will allow, cannot be pre- cuctea. Difference Explained In establishing the City's 1943 budget last December. Council esti mated the City's 1943 evaluations at $1,028,000,000. But, for the application of Countv taxes on the same hold i:s. Tax Board assessors placed a figure of $1,034,977,778. The ultimate assessment, Mr. Rae believes, for applica tion of county levies will be some where in the neighborhood of $1,020,000,000. He explained the difference will arise from the fact that the City is on a "higher tax basis' with re spect to levying against railroad properties. The County, he pointed out, is prohibited, by law, from taxing certain railroad property and maxes no assessments in such cases. County Estimate Given For purposes of levying the County's 1943 taxes and these will be established In another two months during th Commissioners' budget sessions the Board estimated the Triennial figures would be: For boroughs, townships and third I class cities $842,355,000. This figure, likewise, will slumn to around 835 million dollars from due process of appeals and adjustments, Mr. Rae believed. The total in 1942, the last Inter- triennial, on the "outside-the-city" real estate was $821,362,200. Thus, more than 13 6 millions of the anticipated over-all Increase will come from those districts in the boroughs and townships and third class cities where industrial expansion and suburban developments have been most pronounced. Ward Totals Listed There remains one question, cur rently in Court for a decision, as to whether the County legally can assess and tax machinery which the Federal Government owns and has installed in many of the war plants. Mesta Machine Co. has taken the County to Court on just such a proposition, contending that Mesta does not own the equipment, but only leases it from the Federal Government for the duration. The following are Pittsburgh's new assessments, by wards, as reported by the assessors: WARD LAND BUILDINGS 1 S 48.960.174 $ 27.187,933 " 133.123.268 71.687.297 0.071.982 30,715.369 13,890,955 fl.794.949 22,290,599 20,610,796 9,386,114 14.159.381 24.465,870 15,578.086 16.877.875 73.483,946 18.657.038 10.288,675 9,610,639 9,532,547 31.048,790 12,784,969 13.027,142 15,234.616 10,794.157 6.303,669 5.670,014 16.410,941 18.826.623 5.964,934 12,955.511 6.188,109 2.844.996 6.306.570 i KROGER 6.28rt44.t 4.... 19.643,715 5 5.917.43( 6 11.630.886 7 16,760.430 8..... ...... 15.155.785 7. 10.. .. 11 12.... 13.... 14 Here's where SJV Hot-dated coffee pays off! "It's wonderful,'4 say homemakers, "how many more good cups of coffee you get from fresh, full strength Hot-Dated Coffee!" Right'. It's dated within one hour from the roaster . . sealed in the bean till you buy . . . store ground to suit your coffee maker. You can't beat it! Spend your ration stamp for more good "cups" not just a pound of prc-ground coffee. ! V KROGJER'S HOT-DAT ED j i 1&k FRENCH .. tfft,T7A BRAND i lpRAND r m"f jj Rich and Vigorous! U lb- 2Sii 6.807.191 8.642.458 20,311,337 11.274.224 8.789.305 34.394.017 15... 11.280,757 16.. 8.764,818 17 11.254.020 4.528.780 16.196.374 5,796,730 7.367.707 17,633,090 6,237,990 3.288.920 3.314,455 6.433.942 8.237,592 3.080,814 4.058.575 1,954,670 1.469.425 3.064,250 .$471,359,773 $572,650,892 18 19 , 20 , 21 , 3 , 24 , 5 6 27 28..;..., 29 30 31 32 Totals . Hearing Held By Tax Board At the request of the Commis sioners the County Tax Board convened a public hearing today for airing all complaints arising from the assesment of property during the, current triennial assessment. Both the Commissioners and the Tax Board have received complaints irom disgruntled taxpayers that the assessments being made for the next three years are unfair and inequitable. The assessments, complete in the City are being made for the first time this year by a new Countv Tax Board, headed by James Rae, lor the entire County. At the hearing, William F. Poppe, Jr., a Tax Board assessor, who has made charges that the assessments are being altered to suit political expediencies, was to be given an op portunity to discuss the allegations. He was invited by the Commission ers to attend the hearing 1-lb. Pkg. Mayfair Club Noodles 2 Broad, Medium or Fine Pure Egg Noodles Minute Man Soup Mix 3,. I Delicious soups . . . Just add water, heat and serve! Country Club Flour 24,b Finely milled, makes lighter, better baked goods. 29 26 99' Swift's Premium Cut-up FRYING CHICKENS . 1.09 1 lb. 14 oz. to 2 lbs. Fairmont Plymouth Cut-up Fowl for Fricassee 2 lbs. : SLICED Beef Liver to 2 oz. each lb. 99 35e CHOPPED. PRESSED Fre.-Shr. Skinless , IIAM ib. 55c God Fillets n. 27c BLUE PIKE Pr. 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