The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 8, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 8, 1949
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MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 19<!9 ' BLrniEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Notional Polio Foundation Steps Into Crisis to Provide the Best Care Possible for ihe Victims Editor's Note: Here is tkp lliii'd ami final in a series of articles dealing will poliomyelitis prepared by the Associated Press science editor. BY HOWARD W. BLAKE SLICE * (Associated Press Science Editor) NEW YORK. "—When your child g«ts polio—infantile paralysis—his (ate passes out of your hands. All you can do is to turn him over to specialists, doctors and nurses, •nd there are not many of these specialists in the entire United States. That's where the dimes you and the children gave last winter come to your aid. They produced more than $20,000,000 now ready to do the incredible medical job of making this scarce aid ready everywhere. Your community has a local chap- • tej of the National Foundation for ijBbntlle Paralysis, one of 2,800 in the United States. Call the community or nearest National Foundation office. They have plans ready. For those unable to pay the full expenses, the foundation expects to pay the balance. And this is aloj of money, about $1,000 being an average- expense for a single case. Some run far higher. The foundation undertakes to find a hospital where this care ctm be given. Many hospitals have neither the equipment nor the experienced personnel. Where cases are numerous, the foundation maintains teams of expert doctors and nurses to go to that area and train nurse-; and advise local doctors. These teams are top men in polio, in the leading medical institutions of the United Stales. The foundation last winter took in $25,000,000 in the march of dimes. Half this went to the local chapters, and half to the national foundation. -Deducting ihe expenses, there is about twenty million dollars left for polio aid and [or research. In last summer's epidemic (lie national foundation spent about $4,000,000 more than it received in climes mpney. Some- things which the experts will do can later be done at home by you, Thai will bo in the cases where H takes years of training stricken muscles. Where children are unable to move a muscle, nurses or parents or apparatus built for the purpose does this exercise. Someday the weakened muscles get able to do some of their own work. Results sometimes look like miracles. The reasons are intricate, but there 1: little guesswork. Btubar polio, the kind Hint come: from damage to the "bulk" at thi top of the spinal cord, has lost sonn of its death-dealing power. Bulb a kills in several ways, It may par alyze swallowing muscles, or breath ing muscles or interfere with Ueai action. In the swallowing trouble the child chokes to dentil. Openln the- windpipe saves most of thesi and that was discovered only tw years ago. Iron lungs keep the alive in the breathing paralysis an pure oxygen helps tide over tl: heart crises. The doctors may give the stiff ere myanesin of prisco! to relieve paii but not because (hey think there any curaliv^ effect- They use curare to loosen muscles that insist on tying themselves Into knots. They have tried now remedies like dnrvi- sul and guteomycin. There are swimming pools, rocking bods and other devices for mild exercise. There are more than a score of medicines being used on animals, with hopeful effects, nnd two vaccines, again for animals. Whether any of these will work for human beings is unknown. The best and only remedies go under the brand name of physiotherapy, which means long, patient, understanding and affectionate care and painstaking direction in teaching sLrieken muscles to make a comeback. taw Farm Bill s Being Drafted Secretary Brannan Agrees With Senate Group on Compromise WASHINGTON. Aug. 8. {ff}— cretary of Agriculture Bramian s promised to cooperate on a ompromise farm program, sena- ors said today. But. they siiitl the secretary sug- ;ested they eliminate a limited est of his "production payments' 1 plan next year. Tins was (he report to newsmen >y Senator Anderson (D-NM) chairman of a Senate Agricullure Siwcoinniiltce drafting a bill in- ended to satisfy several opposing groups. Brannan met with the sen ilors for three hours behind closec tloors Saturday to go over th measure. The secretary referred reporter to Anderson, who said Brannan re garded the senate bill ns a "com promise that would be better thn the House bill." Among other things the Sena I measure would allow Brannan World War II Veterans To Collect $16,000,000 from Service Insurance HEADS UP—Something's in (he air. So Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, left, chief of Western Union defense, uncl Adm. Sir niimlcrirk McGiigor, Commander-in-chief o( Ihe British Home Fleet, lake a gander. They're watching a mock enemy air attack, parl of the Western Union's "Exercise Verity," nava'l maneuvers participated in by the French, Dutch, Belgian anil British navici in Ihe Bay of Biscay- to try 'production payments"—under numerous restrictions—upon a few perishable products, such as fresh vegetables and fruits next, year. Anderson said Drannan suggested, this be eliminated because it is "so limited it would apply to only a very few products—largely a few vegetables." He udded: "Tills might cause so much controversy It could delay the Icgis- lation, and Secretary Bnmnan thought il might be better lo leave it out completely." Hut Anderson said Brannan was "very cooperative in the move lo nake this good legislation-" Pitching Horseshoes Man Charged With Selling His Child Hard Labor and Loses Daughter BESSWER, Ala., Aug. 8. (AP> —^ A juvenile court judge Look eight- j t months old Sandra Lee Edwards j Arkansas Garden Crops young mother's tearful protests Sat- H relay. Sandra Lee's father, Leamon Edwards, P 26-year-old combat veter- flii. hid been accused of selling her | three-year-old sister in an adoption deal. Judge Talbot EULs sent the former Marine to prison at hard labor for a year. He found him guUly of violating a iwo-year probation from a previous conviction of abandonment. The jutigp ordered iitlle Sandra Lee placed 311 a foster home. Edwards was jailed a week ago, when he wa.s charged with selling hi 1 * three-year-old daughter, Jewell Viree, for adoption for S500. Jewell Viree was adopted by Air. and Mrs. W.H. Sessions. LITTLE ROCK. A ll g- B-H/T | With tlie exception of the tomato j harvest in northwest and west central Arkansas, the state's .spring and summer truck crop season is tapidl> closing the crop reporting service said Saturday. Most of the season was too wet ', for truck crops until Die last week j in July. | The reporting service said nearly j all the .'spring Miap oean crrop \vsis ! harvested by Aug. 1. The caula- I loup harvest passed its peak by the j .same date in all hut the northeast- I ern area of the slate. Te report [sai(j too much rain and insect in- I nUetaliou diumiged the crrop. ] Watermelon harvest continued in northeastern counties. Tockers Without Feet Will Get About on Skates DAYTON, O.. Aug. 8. W)—The ight of txvo six-wcek-old puppies born without front feet was being solved Ijy rol-=r skates today. The puppies were born to a six- year-old black and tan coclter spaniel owned by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Turner of nearby New Lebanon. Dorothy, the Turners' 12-year-old daughter, said before the skate.-; were introduced the pups had either iRKled or wormed their way around. A newsman first suggested the skates—and the pups appeared to take up the idea al once. Dorothy said they got on IheEr skates yesterday to .scoot to their loot! pnn.«. A Dayton veterinarian. Dr. Bob Stevenson, snid there is no ready explanation for the pups' malCor- falion. Doctors know it is caused by sonic unusual condition of the mother, he said—a deficiency li\ some body-forming element, perhaps, or malformation of one oJ the mother's internal organs. BY This morning I got a letter from Sam Leve, the scenic designer who Israel on behalf of the American Fund for Palestinian Institutions: Dear Billy, At Litidy's a couple of months a^o, you got to talking about your round-the-world trip, and I rein- ember your arguing that coimmm- ism would never get lo first base in Israel because every citizen seemed to have a mind and a half of his own. Well, I've IK?en hi Tel Aviv for two weeks now nnd, from what I've seen and heard so far. you undcr- ilaiul the ease. For Instance: Yesterday morning, an old friend KOSK named Kmamiel Sachs telephoned ami invited me to spend the day with him at his house In a suburb named Raiuth Can. When 1 lold a laxi driver where I wanted to go, he fl.skc d who I w a n tod t o there. I told him. "Einatiul t Sachs lives hi B'nat Vrak," he said. "I jnsl talked to him on the phone." "You probably had a bad connection, 1 ' .said the hncUic . . . Well, when we got to B'nai Vrak there was nothing but a couple of buldozens leveling the remains ol some houses which had been dynamited during the fight with Ihe Arabs. "So I made a mistake," said Uie driver. "After all, a man is onlj Ilesh and Wood." Children of Graduates To Receive BA Degrees CONWAY, Ark., Aug. 8—l/Tl— Arkansas State Teacher's College will hold Its third "Baby of Arts" commencement exercises August 12. The nnique ceremony, in which children of graduating seniors of college receive honorary "Baby Arts" degree, will brine; the total umber of children so honored to I^e. "r want my baby," she declared. - Tbe 23-year-old woman toliJ the fPiirt. Mr. and Mrs. Sessions asked her—"What would you lake for the baby3" 'I told them I wouldn't take all the money in the world," Mrs. Edwards continued, 'I'd get down and peck with the chickens before I'd sell either of them for a penny. I don't want money- for my young ones any time.'" Edwards, an unemployed miner, testified that money was not mentioned until after papers for adoption of Jewell VLvee were being prepared. He sairi he first refused money, then decided to take it because of his family's need. Read Courier News Want Ada From Museums Gets Pictures Free LONDON—f<T')—Six British musc- im.s bid SI68.000 for paintings by artist nnd poet William Blake at an art auction and then got them for nothing. A secret clause in the will of the late Graham Robertson, London playwright who collected Blake's works, specified that "institutions serving the public should hiive free the works tor wUich they were prepared to pay considerable sums.' The .sale of Robertson's collection of paintings by the 10th Century artist brought a total of $246,306 Those not taken by museum? and art galleries wcrn bought by private collectors. Iron once was a ious mineral. rare and prec- ASPHALT BOTTOW TOT^ON PICK SACKS TO£ LONGEST HAAIKG COTTON PKK SACK 0(1 THE MARKET. OUTLASTS TWO OR fmt DUCR BMS - BY ACTUAL TtSTi ,1HC ASPHALT BOTTOM WEARS LIKE IRON: BflMIS^BRoT'BAG CO. for Sale By ALL LEADING JOBBERS f GRAIN STORAGE BINS Insure Yourself of support prices on your Soybeans, Corn, Wheat and other Grains. Our Bins are Government Approved, Gov- ernment Financed, 5 years lo p;iy For Full Particulars—Call or Come In. BLYTHEVItlE SOYBEAN CORP. Blytheville. Ark. Phones 856-857 He then drove me to Ramth Gai but when we reached my friend's house il was locked—nobody home "Mr. Sacks probably went for walk.' 1 said the hnckie. "Why dor you take a swim while you're waiting—the Mediterranean is only block away." "Where can I undress?" "Use the cab." 1 pulled a pair of bathing trunks from my bng, and when I got, out, of the water naif an hour later my temperature was hack to normal. But not for long when [ returned to the house the cab was gone. And it didn't show up until sundown— with Emanuel Sacks silling in it. "You hod be worried." my friend. "When you didn't show up, I went left, hours ago, so I decided to try and locate yon in town. This cab was parked in front of my house. . . " 1 gave the driver the look J usually reserve for actors who net iu the way of my scenery. "Why didn't you tell Mr. Sn^ks 1 was swimming?" I .-aid. The hackle slimmed. "He asked me lo lake him lo town, so 1 k him." 'What d i d you d o wllh m y lollies?" 'f WHS afniid they'd Ret wrinkled 0 I hung them on that orange tree over there." Sure enough, '.here they were, ith my camera hanging like )kce of fruit from one of the tranches. Well, all's well that cuds short of disaster, I always sny, and so I itarled to pay the 1 river off. "When are you going back lo Tel Aviv?" he nskeit. ".Since it's so lat\" I said, "I'll probably slay the night-- that. Is, if it's all right with Mr. Sachs." "I was going lo suggest it," said Emamiel, "In tlial case." said Ihe driver thoughtfully, "I'll stay over too and drive you back in the morning. . . " H was at that point Hilly, tlmt 1 decided you had overrated the chances of communism in Israel. Incidentally, the standard gag over here is that any time two Palestinians get together for a cup of coffee, there nrc si I least three political parties at- the table. Give my regards lo the pigeons In front of Ihe Astor. As ever, Sam Lcvc By Kowland Evans, Jr. WASHINGTON — A tremendous outpouring of dollars will sweeten the pockets of 16.000,000 World War II veterans early next year. The dollars will come from a $2,800.000.000 dividend kitty, built »P in the National Service Life Insurance (NSLI) fund over the past nine years. The "special dividend" checks will roll out from WELshington to the four corners of Ihe globe— wherever veterans are—.starting in January. They will reach a rate of 200.000 a day, five day* a week. The average check will be $175. Veterans will get more or depending on: 1. Age of Ihe veteran at the time he first bought NSLI. 2. Number of monlKs he kept, insurance in force. 3. Amount of L anno he has (or had). Every vet cum who held .sonn NSLI for at least three months wil «et some dividend if ho applies foi it. H is highly probublc soim> vet eran.s never will apply, cither be they don't "wtnil. to or bo cause they won't he:ir about il However, the Veterans Admtnis trallon 'VA> wilt do its best to se th:i| dividend information Ss sit lei into every nook nnd cranny of th U.S. and abroad (In cooper Lit vvhh the State Department through the radio, veteran. onmiiix^Uon. 1 ;, ixxst oft ices, Kc Cms.s and countless other media. Wi'hin six weeks applJcatlo blanks will be sent to every I) post office and other convenici distribution points Veterans fill out their forms and nmll til lo VA'-s central office in Wash Ion hi self-ficUVrefictl envelopes. A receipt will be mailed back lo the veteran at the address he supplies on the form. He then wail.s for payment. VA ehimales it will lake .six months to complete payment oi dividends. H might be done C|iilck- Th longest barrier r«f In th« world parallels eastern Australia tor more than l.SfX) miles. Take Up To A Year To Pay For A N£w BULOVA DREIFUS MAY TAKE STAND — Col. Clunk's A. JJmHjergh niny he a sUu' witness for Vhc Air Kovct in Die congressional investigation of the F1-3G Mipo bomber. Colonel I,jii(lhcrt;h, s;ud lo be a lotiH- nut^e bomber nuin, loured the world for GcniM-al Vinuieiihcrg, Air Force chief, lust ye:ir, checking performance of ull kinds of aircraft er. UM present, NSLI policy holders. 4 H hiiLst be applied for, Hu tin, suture diviticnun can DO exacted t< be paid nuLomutlealy on an aunua VKISLS nnd may uc left with VA al Interest, also automatlc-aly.) 5 Relief Lei a iie.s or Ucir.s of deceased veterans me eligible to collect tin ciecoiised's dividend, ret;urelicts o whether the policy WHS in force a the time thy v do ran died. But. the. need not apply lor it. It Is lo h paid to them automatically. OPEN AN ACCOUNT DHEIFIS limit llmfiis . . . Wear Miamim* 316 MSI Aim VI ITOKII IK UIMFHII tLIINIVILLI iHO BIIW This special dividend us the rcsulL \ of two fnctor,s: 1. A lower-thai]-expected mortality rate among veteran. 1 ! after dl.scliar»c. (Wnr-connccted deaths are paid by special appropriations | and do not effect the dividend kit- f,y-> 2- An oul-italefl moilnlily table which does not allow for the constantly lncrcn.Mni? life span but which tl'.e law compels VA to use. It is called a special dividend because: 1, H Is computed from the date the insurance wiis purchased to the policy's 194P aimiversay date. 1. II cannot lie left on deposit with VA at interest (although it veteran can endorse his check to VA as advance payment of NSLI premiums and this will draw 3% interest). 3. It \* payable to former,. AA well ,STC President Nolen M. Irby will >nfcr the degrees on the children. The ceremony will precede the . lar graduating exercises of the to * neighbor's house find phoned nnmcr session of the college. your hotel. They told me you had *ie Robbery — King Size PITTSBURGH, Aug. 8. ffT, — A iriver for the Pittsburgh Pie Coni- iany told police his delivery truck ended wil h pie.s uns stolen as he narie his firsi. deliveries Saturday. The company said the truck curled about 500 pics in assorted tavori. Listen to DuPont's Cavalcade of America every Monday evening WMC — 7:00 JOHN MILES MILLER CO. 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