The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 11, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 11, 1949
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1949 BLYTHEVTLI.E (AHK.) COURIER NEWTS Survey Shows Nation's 1949 Polio Rate Might Well Be Deceiving la ** By The Ai««.-lated Presi More than 3,000 new polio cases Ihls month have boosted the na- lion's total for this year over 11.000 An Associated Press survey through August 9 showed [hat the number of cases In 1949 was running roughly 4.000 ahead ol that for the same date In 1948. Last year, with i total of 27,680 cases reported, wax the second highest on record for polio incidence. The worst year was 191« when more than 30.COO cases were counted. Judged solely by case figures, the polio situation looks more alarm- Ing than it really Is. health authorities pointed ut. They said that a greater percentage of polio cases are recognized and reported each year, and (hat many of the added proportion ~are so mild they would have been diagnosed as a cold In the head a few years ago. rfJso. many local health officers rHSBrted a slackening olf In new case reports. And It was noted that this year's polio season developed several weeks earlier than is n='ial. Actually tl.u 11.000 cases reported lo day represents a ratio of about one victim to every 15.000 persons in the United States. There was no accurate check on the number of deaths from the disease to dale this year, but they were expected to run between *lx and nine per cent of reported cases. This would mean about one fatality to m*re than 150.000 net-sons. Bulbar Cases Off Most hearth officers reported the proportion of paralytic roses was no greater this year than formerly. The percentage at bulbil cases was reported under the usual ratio In most areas. Bulbar polio is the type which affects the medulla oblon- gala, the rear portion of the brain. It causes patients to lose control of their breathing, swallowing and other Involuntary muscular processes. Bulbar cases are tha'e treated with Iron lungs. The Aug. 9 survey showed an Increase of more than 1.700 cases In three days since an earlier nationwide check. It showed eight states had reported more than 500 cases since the first of the year. Thev were Arkansas 577, California 626. Illinois 720. Michigan 569, Missouri S97. New York 1.110. Oklahoma 592. 4|fl Te-jcm, 1,339. ^>ther unusually hinh figures Included Indiana 362. Mlm»"">ta 4SS and Ohio 343. In Arkansas, Dr. A. M. Washburn, chief of communlcah 1 " diseases, said "the polio outbreak has reached its peak In Arkansas and ts slackening off." Arkansas and Oklahoma were termed the two states most in need of heln frrrn the National Foundation for Infantile Paralv.Ms by Dr. Hart Van Rloer. medical director ol the organization. The Oklahoma health department said it Is.somewjiat „optimistic, with fewer cases being" reported. The state-by-state breakdown Included:: : Cases to Deaths to Aug. 9 Aug. 9 1949 1948 1949 1948 Arkansas . . 677 51 33 _ Kansas 232 71 13 s Missouri ... . R97 42 Oklahoma . . 592 118 RESCUE WORK AT AMBATO-Ecuadorcan troops dig Into wrecked buildings in Ambato, Ecuador""^ search of survivors of the recent disastrous earthquake. Troops are shown working on pan of the cathedral in Which 200 were killed. The government faces (he problem of housing 100.000 homeless quake gutted 50 communities and caused thousands ot deaths. (AP Wircphoto). Ecuador City Is Hit Again in New Series of Quakes QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 11—(>1'|— Strong earth shocks were reported last night in already ravaged Ain- ba(o, center of (tie area struck by a series o( disastrous earthquakes which began lost week. A radio broadcast from Ambato said the remaining inhabitants of the town were panic-stricken a few more houses, weakened by previous tremors, collnp.sed. The broadcast did not my whether there were any new casualties. Relief forces meanwhile pushed additional supplies Into the stricken area, where the government estimates 6,000 persons were killed last week. Additional tents ami cnnvas wore shipped to the region, about 90 miles south of Quito, by truck am plane. The American Red Cross said ten U.S. Airforcc transporl planes were cnrowlc here from the Canal Zone with tents to house some 3,000 persons. persons alter the Young Mother, Neighbor Shoot It Out on Island MEMPHIS, Tetm., Aug. 11—</!>)— A young mother and 75-year-old carpenter dueled with shotguns in a clearing oti a Mississippi River island yesterday after first fighting with their bare hands. Both wore critically wounded. Mrs. Lillian Curry, 22. was wounded in the abdomen with a 12- guage shotgun. Omer Gibson was shot in the face with a .410-guage Police Lieut. George Becker said Ihe fight and shooting cnme after Gibson complained of the noise made by the Curry children. He said the two fought with their lists, then each went home, obtained a shotgun, and hastened back to the clearing. When they saw each other, they advanced, firing from the hip. Becker said. Both live in fishing shacks on mud island, just off the busy Memphis waterfront. Mrs. Curry's mother, Mrs. Susie Allen. 52. aas slightly wounded in the affray. Becker said no charges have been filed. 38 46 Joneshoro Plons $600,000 Addition $o Its Hospital JONESBORO. Allg. U. i/p) — Plans for a 60-bcd addition to St Bernard's hospital here costing S600.000 were announced today. William L. Oatz of ParaRould. chairman of of the hospital's board of advisors, said S400.000 will be raised by public subscription In a campaign beginning Sept. 1 The other S200.000 will be provided by the federal government under the Lantham Act. St. Bernard's, a Catholic institution operated by Benedicitine sisters. was founded here in 1900 and last year served more than 6.000 persons from seven northeast Ark- two southeast Missouri ansas and counl:es. The hospital and always patients. "ow lias 100 beds has waiting lists of Manufacturers Again Use Coin Meters to Collect On Household Appliances NEW YORK. 'Aug. 11. Wj—The coin meter "pay-as-yoti-use" plan of selling refrigerators and other household appliances — a depression-born development—is making a strong comeback. Even television sets are being sold here and elsewhere across the country on the coin meter plan. One large manufacturer (Crosley) recently tested the plan in New York and Cincinnati and now has offered it to dealers throughout the country. You put a quarter in the slot, and you television set operates for an hour. You have to put in another quarter to get another hour ot viewing _ otherwise the meter cuts off the set. But you can put in several coins at once if you don't want to be bothered with the hourly quarter. The plsn was widely used in selling refrigerators in the early mid- thirties. German Rail Traffic Restrictions Lifted FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 11 —Wi—The last restrictions on rail traffic between Western Germany and Berlin were lifted today After the Berlin Blockade'ended, individual Germans and businesses were banned from shipping food or goods to Berlin by rail. The German rail administration has announced that these types of Congressmen Comment on Hoover Talk WASHINGTON. Aug. ll—fjTj— Congressional reaction to Herbert Hoover's assertion that the U.S. is "on the last mile" toward Ihe all-powerful state followed the usual economic grooves today. Republicans and SouthernDemo- crats generally held the former president was exactly right when he said in a 15th birthday address in Palo Alto. Calif, last night "through government spending and taxes our nation Is blissfully driving down the back road" to collectivism. Administration Democrats disagreed vigorously. As an example. Senator Myers of Pennsylvania, the party's assistant I. ' - in the Senate, told a reporter: "On the economic front. Mr. Hoover has learned nothing in 16 years. He Is raising the same cry that he and those of his political views have raised for 16 years. "The whole structure of the government Is so much sounder and more stable than it was in 1932, when he was president, that 1 think no other answer is required." Senator Taft of Ohio, chairman of the OOP policy committee, said that Hoover again Jias raised the fundamental issue of personal 1 freedom "as he has so often done in the past." "H_ is the great, fundamental issue before the people today," Taft declared. "Mr. Hoover's fears are fully .realized in the definite proposals in Congress lo regelate or take over every field of private activity in the United States." Senator Byrd (D-Va), who has attacked President Truman's spending budget sharply, said he agrees thoroughly with Hoover. "I've been doing all in my power for retrenchment of government spending ever since I've been here," Byrd reminded a reporter. Senator Capchart <R-Ind> said he thinks Hoover Is right about his assertion that the government is moving toward socialism by spending the people's savings through high taxes and hieh outlays. "There Is no question in my mincl that every night when we go to bed we are just one day nearer soci?lotion undr the present administration," the Indiana senator said. "It's still not too late to stop it if Congress has the courage to do it." Earthquake Sinks Village Some 1,000 Feet in Ecuador Young Wynne Attorney Joins B/ythevifJe Firm POLIO KUTI.KDGE AHTE SKNTKNCINO— Dr. Robert C. Rutledge Jr tletli leaves court at Cedar Rapids, In., after he was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor lor the minder ol Byron C. Haltninn last December Sheriff Jim Smith Is center. Ucinuy tinrlnii Snydcr is at riglit. (Af V/i iv photo*. James M. Gardner, formerly Wynne, will be associated with W. \ I-een Smith in a law practice in I ; Blytheville, it was announced to- I I day. j | His association with Mr. Smith,; | with law offices in the ingrain i QUITO, Ecuador. Aug. 11. i,r,_ I Building, begun on August 1. He' Witnesses reported today or.- of "T^ .V' S [)ce '' CC '" law '" Jllne ' the most fantastic pranks of Ectia- 9 . ' - ' c V nlvil| ' s| ty °f Arkansas, dot's disastrous earthquake — the little village of Lincrtad and its surrounding fields sank 1,500 feet straight down into the earth. goods now can be sent through the Russian zone. Head Courier News Want Ads. •.»» >>>>> ^^^. 8 ^^ > ^^ < FINAL CLEARANCE! I 3 The town, with a population of about 100 persons, just disappeared. Where It once stood is a gaping hole half mile In diameter and 1,500 feet deep. The strange tale was told by military and medical officers returning from the quake area south of here near Pelileo. hardest hit city where thousands died. They said they were shown the big sink by Col. Gabriel Nunez, troop commander in the region. Most of the toil soil earth in the sunken area was scrambled by the sudden drop, but in n tew . 1942, prior as they did s continue id before. 320,000 School Annex Planned in Jonesboro . rett school here at a cost ot more than $20.000. Lloyd Goff, supclin- THEY'RE A FAVORITE MAIN DISH AT OUR HOUSE TWO RACKS OF SUMMER DRESSES SPECIALLY PRICED FOR QUICK DISPOSAL RACK XO. Z $5.00 YOUR CHOICE Packed 8 lo 10 lo the pound, they're all "Dinner- Quality" meat! Tender beef and juicy pork! Buy them in Ihe package marked SWIFT'S PREMIUM FRANKS. That way you're always sure to get the same high quality and delicious flavor. Look for your dealer's special display of Swift's Premium Franks in the flavor-protecting package YOUR CHOICE ALL THKSE DRESSES REGULARLY PRICED MUCH MORE ALL SUMMER HATS WHILE THEY LAST $3.00 CHILDREN'S DRESSES S1.9S, S2.98 &, S3.98 VALUES $1.50 M 1.1 ••»»»••»«>»* >***.' Made FRESH DAILY in Swift's kitchens . . . from Coast to Coast! where he attended to entering service. Upon liis graduation he was enrolled in the Supreme Court ol Arkansas, and admitted to the practice. His chcice or a law career is associated with his family background, as he is a cousin of Judge i Walter N. Kllloufch and the late (Judge Nell Killough. both of whom served as circuit judge lor the Sec- i end Judicial District In Arkansas. I He is also related to James T. oooch, • United States district attorney for ] lire Eastern District of Arkansas. While a student at the Univcr- I sity. Mr. Gardner wns a member of the Pi Knppa Alpha fraternity. Delta Theta Phi, law fraternity, Blue Key. an honorary organization for campus lenders, and has been active In .church work. He is a member of the ] First Baptist Church in BJyllieville. North Missco Boy Scout Leaders to Meet Tonight The [hmnclnl status of the North Mississippi County District of the Boy Srouts cf America will be dls- russcil tonight nt a meeting l o lie conducted at the City Hall at 1:30 o'clock. Tiie meeting of district ofliccrs nnrt committee-men will nlso be to discuss Hie possible lowering of the afje limits lor various scouting groups, and plans for the nmninl district meeting to be conducted later. Baseball Fan Unhappy LOS ANGKLKS. Aug. 11. M'i— Atter 39 years, llowml Oldfleld got tired of arguing over whether he could go sec a ImJlgame. So he went—not lo the bull park, but to court to win a divorce from his wife, Charlotte. , "Every day lor the last 39 years." he "my wife has picked H quniTt-1 with me about it. I Just don't think I have the strength to go on." Continued from p»ie t. white patients. Instruction at th« confer«n« howed that there were three types of polio—respiratory, bulbar, ind plnal. The respiratory 1* that which nvolves respiratory muscles, and )at!enl» are generally placed In ron lungs. The "ulnar type ti recognized through a nutl twtnf, difficulty of swallowing, t»cl»l paralysis, Irregular breathing tnd «yn- osls. or lack of oxygen causing .he patient to turn blue. In the spinal type there Is a vet'inta ot muscles, o r groups o f mu*clw spasms, and deformity Ls prevented (>y position of patients, packi »nd the maintenance of motion lhrou»h phvslcal therapy. 'Hie disease period jr»s shown to include an acute sUgt of from one to four days, followed by a period of about three d»ys when the patient would feel xt\\, and then from seven to H d»ys the spnsms weakness when vomlttinf, headaches, pain, frrlt-'-'llty and muscle olvement wmild develop. N-irslin Carr EmphUltcd The conference covered all phues of public nursing aspects of the dU- ease including medical and aoclal pases, phychological needs of the pntlcnt and family, and pathology nnd epldemlc'ogy. A '-Jr. Seldenfleld. a representative of (he medical staff of the National Foundation ot Infantile Paralysis, conducted classes (or Ihe medical staff at the University Hospital, while Miss Thelma Fallen, also a representative of the national foundation, conducted In- struUon on nursing. Among those participating In the Instruction was Miss Polly Wilson, wlio recently received her degree In medical social welfare it Tulane. She was child welfare constultant in MississlpiH County for aeven Read Courier News Want Ads. years. Tires may be worn unnecessarily if the chains are too tight. tcndent of school, "said today. Mr. coff said the system has saved enough tuoney from rent property and surplus during the , past three years to pay cash tor JONESBORO. Aug. 11. IIP)— T\\o , the improvement. The school has rooms will be added to E. B. Bar- i b:en extremely over-crowded with an enrolment ol 150 last year, and more expected this year. 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