The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 11, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 11, 1949
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 11,1S49 " Aid in War on Sclerosis Asked Mrs. Lou Gehrig Backs Bill to Set Up Medical Foundation B.v Arthur Edson WASHINGTON, May 11. W'l — Mi's. I/>u Gthrle, widow of Ihe New York Yankees' great first baseman, yesterday made a dramatic plea to Congress for help in com- batting the disease which kilted iier husband. A Senate Labor and Public Health Subcommittee has before it a bill which would set up a foundation to study multiple sclerosis. "I am not an expert." Mrs. Gch- rlg said, "but It is a tragic faci that my testimony on this subject is almost as authoritative as that of anv doctor In the land. "This- is not an indication of aiy erudition. It is an indication of how little is known concerning multiple sclerosis—even by the doctors who are most Interested In It." It is eight years now since Cieh- rig died. And the widow speaking quietly but movinply. I old how it was to watch him die. Coin-in, shf said, neither drank or sinokrd. And then- Explains Ai-linns "He as stricken by this insidious dlwasc." "As the disease proBiTwed, stir continued, "he couldn't tlrc?.s himself, he couldn't teed himself, he couldn't walk, "Two years after he Inmc up hi old Yankee uniform for the la."t time, he died. 1 ' Said Mrs. Gehricr: "To watch someone 'close lo you become a helpless, hopele-w paralytic and to know that medical science is powerless to halt the prosrws of the disease, is something which no person should bo called upon to endure." Doctors estimate that a quarter of a million persons have multiple sclerosis. Lou Gelirig had a kindred disease, known as amntrophic lateral sclerosis. Particullarly. the disease seems to strike, the young and healthy. The bill was Introduced by Senator Tobcy (R-NH). His daughter, now Mrs. Sterling Dean, who has been suffering from the disease since 1930. was in the room. There was no estimate as to how much the foundation would cost. J. Edgar Hoover, Chief of FBI, Begins 26th Year of Service By Arthur Krlson | WASHINGTON. May II. WV-1 Twenty-five years ago yesterday » young government worker named j. Edgar Hoover took charge of » little known government agency. The agency was 16 years old— 13 years younger than its new boss —and of such small renown that its full name had lo be spelled out: The Federal Bureau of Investigation. Both have grown considerably since. In stature and In girth. The FBI has gone from 651 em- ployes to 9,500. (It had 14,000 dur- ng the war). The fingerprint file oared from none I 111,000,000. A lational crime laboralory was built up, and the FBI National Academy, vhich trains not only "G-Men" but oral police officers as well. When Hoover took cnargc, Ihe FBI's chief job was to study corporation files, hoping to catch antl- Lrust violates. An FBI nmn couldn't carry a gun In those days. Congress didn't supply him wilh an -vntomoblle, so lie tracked his man by streetcar. Shocked by the Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932. Congress started remodelling Ihe nation's crime laws. Federal men were given more and more power in crimes with inter- stale Implications. Rarely Criticized They moved In on bootleggers, canpsters and plain oldfashloned hoodlums The government man became the last word in law enforcement. And Hoover became that \vnsn- iiiRlon rarity: A public figure who rarely is criticized. Yei he holds the job which should ,.ni;e him an ideal lalget. What official In your lown. tor Instance, comes in for the most censure? Quite often it's the police, chief Oldtlmers who cover the Senate and House say they can't remember the last speaker who lit Into Hoover. It's more than that. It Isn't just that he isn't blamed: usually Isw- nnikers pour on the praise. He has never married, and he leads such a quiet life Hint few nnecdolcs are circulated concerning him. The one 1 like best was told by a reporter who ran across Hoover one morning. The FBI chief looked Hied, upon being urged, explained why. The night before he harl planned to listen to a broadcast program of symphony music. He had the station all nicely tuned In when House Counsel horror story sisrleo. "It was horrible," .<ald the man who directs the men who have caught Ihe nation's meanest criminals. "I couldn't sleep all night." Establishment of a correctional Institution for youthful offenders was proposed yesterday to honor Hoover's 25 years as FBI director. Rep. Waller (D-Pal said the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, of Wash- inglon has promised lo donate 500 acres nrar Seneca. Md., for the institution. He planned to present his proposal lo Congress yesterday. Walter's bill would provide that if $5.000.000 is raised by public donation the federal government would match it. The money would pay for Ihe building or buildings. Walter, a classmate of Hoover's al George Washington University- class ol 1919—said enactment of his bill would be a concrele way of aid- Ing Hoover In combatting juvenile delinquency. Gasoline Expert Recommends Use Of Premium Fuel for Best Service P/ckets Post Bonds For Hearing May 17 yAYETTKVILLE. Ark.. May 11 — f/Tj—Six AFL hod carrier who were jailed for alleged violation ot a court order prohibiting picketing at a construction project here ha*'e been released under bond. Fnch made bond ot $500. Chancellor John K. Butt ordered the men nrrcslcd when pickets appeared Monday til the site ot construction ot ail FlEA office and warehouse building. The judge previously had Issued a temporary Injunction against picketing. Cases of the A PL hod carriers union members are to' be heard In Butt's court May 17. Carl Time, the project contractor, said the AFL carpenter's union hnd pulled Its members off the job In sympathy. Tune added that he hnc litred non-union men to replace them. Frank S. Tavenncr. Jr.. 53. ol Woodstock. Va., was elected general counsel and chief investigator of the House Un- American Activities Committee by a unanimous vote of members. A former U, S. attorney, he helped prosecute Premier Tojo and other Jap wnr criminals Four Fliers Injured n Airlift Plane Crash BERLIN, May 11.Wj—A Briti: civilian airlift plane crashed in tl Soviet Zone yesterday on a r turn flight troni Berlin, 'l^c ere of four -survived, but two were ve ported seriously Injured. The plane went down about 15 mile.s south of Sctuverin, capital of Mecklenburg Province. Curses Badly Needed To Staff New Hospitals LITTLE ROCK, ftlay 11— </P}— he executive secretary of the Ark lisas Nurses Association snid load irre is an immediate need fo lore nurses in the stale. Unnle Beauchnmp told a work liop group of nurses trom thloiiRh- ut Arkansas: "New hospitals are being built all ver the state with no plans for 'ling them." ST. LOUIS. May 11. Wj—ShcuM on use premium gasoline in your ar? The general sales manager of thy] Corporation says Ihe chances re about 50-50 that you should if on want the best knock-free per- orniance. Julian J. Prey. Ihe sales manager, old Ihe Marketing Division of Ihe .merlcan Petroleum" Institute yes- erday llial various surveys show he number of cars "wh'.-h can cnefll from premium gasoline Is inch larger than had been p-jp- llarly supposed." Some surveys demonstrate, Jie aid. that current regular ginric motor fuel will satisfy from SO to 0 per cent of America's passenger ars. Prey said Ihere are several liastc •easons why many aulomobllcs need ireminm gasoline, which costs obo'ii Iwo cenls more a gallon thm) regular grade, lie gave as three ot the More and more new model cars are being deslRiicd lo opesnte premium fuel, individual c-a>s. evei of the same make and mortcl. wil show different fuel i-equlre-ncnts Certain variables change a car' octane number requirement atlc the vehicle has been driven 3. while "The compression ratios of me se.H-dny automobile engines «r such that Rains in power can b realized in most cases, provided en Bines are adjusted lo take advnn tape of premium gasoline. Frc said, "with premium gasoline. »h motorist experiences these jams 1 faster starts. Quicker pickun. mor Memphis Carpenters ^et Forrest City Plum INDIANAPOLIS, May 11—</P|— The Memphis local has beeen des- cnatcd to nandle work assigned o carpenters in construction of $15,000.000 power plant at Forrest ily. 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