The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 24, 1944
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'i i rt(rB- (ARK.) COURffifc New Drugs Tried As Malaria Cure Scientists Hold Hope In Experiments With U. S. Prison Inmates WASHINGTON, July 21 (UP) — Officials of the Bureau .of Prisons say there is strong hoj>e (lint American sclehtlifs. rrjay be .developing ix i cure for malaria after four months of an iinus'iinl government oxpeilrnent. Tlie e\psrlment Is bsing conducted at the Atlanta, Ga,, federal penitentiary The nature of the iieu drugs being used fo Wai pfis- oners who volunteer to be bitten by; malaria-carrying mosquitoes, Mftnot be reVcaled for ffastjra of security. And ! II,;. Is not known whether initial -siifctss of the Experiment, has contributed to malaria treatment, in combat up to now. However,-Army and Nw medical officials-arid'oilier medical men -are extremely hopeful about tlie future possibilities of the treatment. Malaria has been, and still .Is, one ot the major obstacles' of. nature for Allied and Axis'flrmle.s ajlke' in global war, particularly IrV it)'e PV ciflc and Par Eastern theaters. Moreover. Hie Allied cause-has' been hampered b}> the lossV to the" Japanese of 05 per cent -of the world's quinine used in comb'aKm'g- ma- inrla. '"••'•,••. The experiment,' belfcg condtidled jointlv by the. Bureau of Pfiions,' the U. s.. Public fjeaJtii Sefviie and the National Rtseifeh Council; began In March with a fcidup of si) e daily picSe<j yolunteefj. Pef= loillcally sinc'e. trien.flri jfoiips of 15, other volunteers have bee'fi submitted to the feat. • . The process Involved dlvldinf the 15-mnn groups into five s"rnsl!£f groups of thfeV rrie'n each, the 3- man groups being -bitten by the fame Insect. Thus, lnfecE«1 similarly and slmiiltaneoiisly rrink'e possible a clinical study of tlie coni- paratlve effects of the disease nnd the treatment. U Is iiridersfood Hint, each 15-man crew niitst, be (rented ordinarily for CO days. Prison officials say only physically am! mentally perfect volunteers' are accepted for the project, Inasmuch as there Is an element of danger involved. However, tip (o tiie present, time,, (I'is sa;'d that no fatnlities Imve occurred, although Hie men have 'experienced illness of varying degrees. "flte experiment was deemed necessary because' neither Quinine nor its more recent substitute* alabrliie. actually cure malaria. Armed forces personnel who responded to those drugs were found to be v'efy susceptible to a recurrence of the disease as;stion as triey.'felurfieU to a malarial environment. Slh and 27th iihdcrseas craft to 'all to, return-from action since the beginning .of the'war, '.are. reported overdue arid presumed lost. ..Tlie .Trout, was commissioned in 1940; and carried a norms! complement of 65 men. This was the sub Two More American Sabs Lost In Pacific Warfare r • " -'WASHINGTON, July 24. (UP)— The Navy announces the loss of two more American submarines in notion in the Pacific, The Trout and the Tuillbec, Ui e ^awcM But your vinfoimilioa" operator thinks you should bivc ''. one. Her telephoit Matt ir« overcrowded. The wsr'j uk- ing all the new equipment. And how are you helping ou<? Why, you're looking np your numbers in your own directory, and Sndipg rhosi of rhem there. And Information'! beta abli togif'e Ibtedief iitilcc to nectaarj ctllii >**%&& &JU* Fjrst Purple Heorr WACs Con Thank Robot Bombs in their Enfillsli hpspltnl beds are.the first WACs to receive the Purple Heart med-il n " ro ^ b ™* arcldcn k fte *.. a - I '<>i !«".'<) right: Pfc. Efllo M. Giljbons. of I.ewiston, Iclaho| jc'hwiectady, W. V. WAG officers, standing, arc Ca'pl. fiosc p'nosV'l'eft of New York commBridlna olllccr, nn«l U.-Col. Arina M. Wilson, WAC director for the EnropeaVTlJaTer • of: Operations. ilint returned tlie Philippines tolU from Corrcgidor thirlnjr the early singes of tho.wnr. Tlio 'Front also hitd won the Presidential , tiliit cilntloii for sinking inore limn 43.000 tons of enemy sntpplng. Stwnded On Guam found JapanGte Liquor Stills ADVANCED PACIFIC BASE, July 24 (UP)—The first American to reach Guam since the Japanese captured It immediately after Pearl Harbor (elis how he hid for 16 days and nights lost month without seflna a Japanese. Uut lie found'Lwo stills and being from Missouri commented:" "Anyone from Missouri knows what a still Js." The man was 22-yenr-oid i/teiil. (j.g.) William Rufits Moo'iiey, of St. Joseph, Mo., a fighter pilot, who. was forced down over (he is' land on June 10. lie was hot fes^ cued uiilil July 2, almost three eta before the American invasion forces landed. Mooney's plane was knocked down Ijy and- alrcraft-on June 16. Hc,s|i(>nt 16 days and nights oh the Island or In (he vicinity 6f It In a rulibev lifeboat before being rescued, Uc lost 17 poiinds during his 'experience, but as of this writing had already gained back six ofit Says Mooiiey, "We wef* oj,i on an escort strafiiig mlBslon in June 16 Over the GUarn Hfitflji; 0« Oy second riiri I got one pi a tit oft the' ground, but ort rrty third run my' engine was hit by »nti-iircfaft toe as I was coming out- of fi dive " Mooney gets 6ri Id Say; ) ' "Tlie wafef wa.4 calm Snd I Mii to padd e ftway . fWrn th'a'C island but couldn't, 'rtie ciirfefif rtf/Jfd me In.. When I wc*f upifn X morning 1 was only sJ*.fntfo$ from pW?!- I«uW.iie# oujf fjl»fijs at- laokini; from the west shfe m couldn't at«ict att«fi{ion." the ' explored toll from trie srieff arid during" the whole time" dldrVt 'Se'd oiie Jan. I did discover tw« stills, M"doney reports that iie ke6t working around to the west side of the Island and every rilghl saw a lot of Japanese planes flymx in and out. .•*... "Finally," he says on July 2, "I was aMiit 2<S6 yards from the fa- lind' (rt my' riibfjef Boat wricff I was spoiled by attacking planes. They circled aroiind and a llttlp later a floSt plane caifle and pt6k- ed me up". . . "I finally decided to go iftto-the island,! Ifndedbft-i;/o f t6f pro! (ecflve she f Jutffng- otot Into the water' I figured I would stsy thefe at night and paddle out ditfirig the day." Modhey says, he-ilad only maKea milk .tablets', .some candy ,jjn d a : f e a i- cans ' of . w atef , idiling "I The Tiilllbre was commissioned only lust, year. Its normal complement also was 05 men. . The announcement brings to if i' the (otiil of American combatnnt vessels lost during the war. ALTERATIONS! Come to Hudson's for alterations of all kinds We have three expert sedrristfciss<$s oh diify 6t all times. '' '•• •" ':":> •• • HUDSON Cleaner—Toilor^Ckthkr A RINGING VICTORY lies ahead for HOMER ADKINS leading candidate for United States Senator HALF BILLION DOLLARS In War Plants and 600 New Peacetime Industries for ARKANSAS * " * '•"• : SEVENTY-FIVE ' MILLION DOLLARS Improvement In State Finances .. Forfy-fwo Million Cash oh Hand! TEA C H E R S * SALARY Average lner«di«4 45%. Eight Other Educational 1 Improvement*! * - .,;<• DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO I HIS NATION IN FRANCE, 1918— 4 "He Was! a Good Officer and Friend" . .V and Aggressive Champion of Servicemen i . and Women of World War II. m, ,' \\\\V^" In the service of the People^ as Governor ^ or Senator, the ability to get things done .. ! is a priceless asset. Wdmier faWns for Senator Campaign Committal BRYAN KEEPS A TRYIN' The Kg shot Stale House politicians arid "Sure Winner Sims/' their puppet candidiie, a* having an awful time convincing (he pe«p| e th e y ^^^ ^ anofher 22 years at the public tfough . /, a n olller quarter of a century at:ta S ^ s . expen ^ e ^.^ up a machine (o ihwarf the will ;df the Wp]<.. In private liltie caucise^ w«h soffiei of the pbli- fickns they're able (o-coiitintf* to ' ^heat, ( hey eorfie up with etnwmg (?) t*!5tirr,o n iaL how their candidate will lake all come™ in tL f irst pri . mafy. . "K, ' . ' ' • ^ fiut ds. you know, the best laid plans of mice and men , . and politicians* . /so*i*liw*s go a bit haywire; Many of our S'iaie and Coun<y ^fficJaJs just won't bow down Itfl'hreats. They're standing four- stjuare wiih (he (ens of thousand of just ordinary voters, the very people who made possible their own elections . . . against the element that rfuses to let the people have their say election day. While Hie politically, controlled ciirtdidiile tvrts taking his candidacy to the .politicians and holdirjg- his sumptuous banquets (for the chosen few in each county (and, by theTwa'y were YOU invited? . , . RUN LANE-Y has been taking his message directly to the people^ in a jilain, forthright appeal of honesfy, integrity; and a waste-free business adminislriifion for the pfcjile of Arkansas. No l}unk r . no boasts ... no ballyhoo! Just a common-sense prog>a^'oi v giving Arkansas taxpayers full value for every tax dollar, BEN LANKY doesn't need a job, but Arkansas needs BEN LANEY. He owes no political obligation and will not be controlled by perpetual office-seekers. BEN LANEY Will ACT While the Politicians Trade at the Taxpayers' Expense! Yes-^"This time the people of Arkansas will really elect the kind of a (iovernor they've been wanting-^a Real Farmer and Business Man." From all over the state statements like these are flowing in to Hen Laney confirming the unmistakable fact that Ben Laney.will be Arkansas' next Governor. Wherever lien Laney goes his message is convincing—his clear s{a<ent«n<s of facts and common sense approach (o the pfob)*rtis arid issue have created the definite conviction that here is a man whose back- gfOilnd, training and experience fits him predominantly for the office. Hen Laney's climb to certain victory has been nothing less than sensational in the history of the stale. Ben Laney stands for those principles of government which politicians talk about but never accomplish because of obligating and promises. The People Will Soy It Again at the Ballot Boxes Next Tuesday! BEN LANEY Is the MAN for GOVERNOR Mississippi County friends of Ben Laney —Political Advertlsenien: ^jfeW-jV^r^av- " j-taa.'Ji

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