The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 14, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Daily News Valley Leader Blytheville Herald AMKAXM AND aOOTMABT MISSOURI BIATHEVILLR, ARKANSAS. FRIDAY, APRIL 14, FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLB COPIES FIVE CKMTt Interest Runs High as Cotton Week Plans Are Announced —Courier News Photo COUNTY'S TOP SPELLERS—Belly Johnson ot Dyess (center) looks over the silver candy dish she received this morning as first place winner in the Mississippi County Spelling Bee at the Court House here. Looking on Is Ralph'Nichols, Jr., of Blytheville (left), shown holding the $3 he received place winner, and Jeannettc Tipton of Manila, who won the $5 second-place award. Although Osceola and' BlythevilW are expected to provide th* bulk of activities during the recognition of cotlon products, many of the smaller towns of the county have mapped out projects which figure lo go as far In stimulating Interest In the program. Plan Dally Activity Osceola Chamber of Commerce Manager Charles Jolliff .aid today that plans for that city's Cotton Week celebration will be announced next week. However he said that recent com- mitlee meetings Indicate lhat Osceola's week-long project will Include a daily aclfvity to promote interest in cotton goods. Billy steed, Leachvllle chairman said a special cotton trades day on May 3 will highlight that com- nunity's Cotton Week. Merchants there have plans for a mass meeting at which time they will outline details of the event scheduled for May 3. Girls (o Compel* Girls In Leachville's home economic classes, he said, will compel* third Nicholson to Run For State Senate Osccola Man to Seek General Assembly Post Held by Lee Bearden W. R. (Bill) Nicholson, Osccoln Businessman and president, of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, today announced hU candidacy for the state senate post now held by J. Lee Bearden of Leach- Till*. A lifelong resident of Mississippi County, Mr. Nicholson has been active In county and slate affairs. H« U a past commander of the Made Grlder Pont of American Legion and past president of the Os- eeola^Junior Chamber of Commerce and the_ Northeast Arkansas Young fi'J^Ohfb. • ~^v,7 J '"•'"?•-V . 1'~ "% ^founder of the Arkansas of Cotton Contest sponsored annually by the Arkansas Junior Ctoafcrtber of Commerce and the Arkamaa yarm Bureau Federatioi Managed. Farm A veteran of World War II, Mr. Ificholson served more than four 3P««rs in the Marine Corps during which time he spent 18 .months in Wl# Pacific theater of operations. Prior to..the war, he managed large farming operation near Driver and U now fl-ssistnnt manager of the Leroy Owens Ponlinc Co., in Q»e«ola and general agent for Breese Enterprises, Inc., a Blythe- Yille coropratlon. He Is » member of the Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Osccola Kiwanis Club. Discussing his candidacy, Mr. Nicholson stated, "If elected, I will represent all the people of the county without regard to 'special Interests' .and I will devote all my energies to the betterment of our county and slate." Red Cross Drive ^Reaches $10,279 Contributions for the Chickasnwba Dislrict Chapter of the American Red Cross have reached $10,219.58 It was reported today by B. G. West fund campaign chairman. Mr. _ West reported the following donations to be added to the last report: Ward Four. Mrs. Byron Moore chairman, $50.90; Team Pour of the Initial Gifts campaign. G. G. Hubbard, Jr. chairman, $25; area from Second to First street, Murray Smart and Robert Colcmnn. chairmen, $95: Railroad lo Second Street Barney Cockrcll, chairman, $25. ' Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon and tonight. Not quite so cool tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and warm- Ulssflllri fiM-e- «(: Fair tonight R n ri Saturday; warmer throughout stale Saturday: low tonight 30-35 southeast: high Saturday near 60 southeast. WARMER Minimum this morning—29. Maximum yesterday—68. Sunset today—8:31. Sunrise" tomorrow—5:29. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 n.nv today—none. Total since Jan. 1—24.31. Mean temperature (midway between high and low>—13.5. Normal mean for April—61. This Date Last year Minimum this morning—57. Maximum yesterday—78. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date •"22. M. Dyess Again Provides County's Top Speller It happened again today! Dyess furnished Mississippi county 'with a spelling champ for the third consecutive year. Betty Johnson, an eighth-grade student at Dyess, daughter of Mr: and Mrs. Coley Johnson, coached by Mrs. Leonard Williams—who hart assisted her sail Bobby to victory for the past two years -took the top honors in the county elimination contest conducted today in the Circuit Court Room at tile court House here. In just two weeks after lots more "cramming" and spelling and after many cases of the "nerves," she will go to Memphis, representing Mississippi County in the Mid-South Spelling Bee. Betty edged out Jeannette Tipton of Manila, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Tipton, on the word "legend" and spelled "absurd" correctly for. the championship. " " the wor'd out'afier'lt mined the spellers insisted on an obsolete spelling. Ralph Nichols, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Nichols. Sr.. a six-. th-grade.-Lahge student, went down in "despair" after misspelling it. His third prize ^as J3. provided by the Blylhcville Courier News. L.G. Nsh. representing Delta Implement Company, presented the first place winner a silver candy dish, and Phillips Motor Company provided the $5 second pripe for Jeannette. I.asls Less Than Hour It took silently less than one hour to determine the winner from among the 15 entrants. Less than 20 minutes affei ^contest time was called, niore^han half the group^'nVd" been ,*jated. In another 20 minutes, the field -had narrowed to four. Pinlcy Carson of Burdette was still standing with (he three lanking spellers after words like "seize." "colonel' 1 "source," "chief," "ordinary," and "continent," had sent numerous See SrEI.LF.R on Page H Senators Say Truman Seeks Rubber Stamp Foreign Policy WASHINGTON, April 14. </P)_Three Republican senators accused Pre.'rident Truman today of seeking the election of a Congress which would rubber-stamp his foreign policies without debate.' ' ' * Bl 't another GOP senator said the President seems sincere in his efforts to restore two-party cooperation In International affairs. Mr. .Truman told a United Nations group yesterday that "this time we are trying (o elect a Congress that believes in inlcrnationa cooperation wholeheartedly." Senator Ferguson (R-Mich), HealthOfficiati Inspect School Lunch Projects Hot lunch projects In Mississippi County schools have been under inspection during the past week by representatives of the Arkansas State Health Department. Manila, Leachville and Blytheville school lunch programs have been examined, along with the wing school of each sy.Uem, and reports submitted to the superintendents in each case. C. J. Hart, sanitarian with the Pood and Drug division of the State Health Department, and William Mitchell, newly-employed sanitarian for Mississippi County, conducted the surveys . Mr. Hart said yesterday that the reports were not lo be made public, .-Ince (hey delt only with the sanitation aspects of the programs Survey.- started Tuesday and were to be completed this morning. The school surveys were the initial projects of the county sanitarian, who has announced plans to work out sewerage waste and disposal problems, with all public and semi-public Institutions. A survey of water supplies in Mississippi County towns and communities will be made. 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T <t T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth" Steel Chrysler !!.!!!!!' Coca Cola '.'.'.'.'.'. Gen Electric ',','.'. Gen Motors '.'.'.'. Motitgomery Ward , N Y Central .'.. Int Harvester National Distillers ... Republic Steel Radio '..'..'.'. Socony Vacuum '.'.'.'.'. Stitdcbaker St.-indard of N J Texas Corp '....'.'. J C Penney U S Steel Sears ""' 155 7-R 69 7-8 29 1-2 36 1-3 67 5-8 152 46 1-2 81 5-8 54 5-8 13 7-8 26 1-4 23 3-4 27 20 1-8 17 1-2 30 1-2 72 1-8 66 58 3-8 32 1-8 44 5-8 strong supporter of most of the administration's foreign program, said the remark was one of "the most unfortunate" statements Mr. Truman could have made at this lime "I'm disappointed that the President Is making foreign policy- party issue," Ferguson told a reporter. "What he really wants Is a foreign policy approved with a rubber stamp." Republican Floor Leader Wherry of Nebraska declared Mr. Truman was "making ft political football" of the bipartisan foreign policy. "He wants a rubber stamp of the Truman policies," Wherry said "and if they fail, then he can blame it all on the Republicans." Senator Knowland (R-Calif) also used the term "rubber .stamp" h his- reaction to Mr. Truman's statement, adding: "i d 0 not believe he w 'll get that kind of cooperation from the Republicans." events ever staged in this area. * for fish awards In a contest for cotton dresses made between now and Cotton Week. Tent»tiv« plans call for the Le«chvill« Parent Teachers Association to iponsor a cotton fashion show. Mr. Steed said that his committee will attempt to tell the story of cotton in Neal Township by compiling; fact* and figures relating to income and employment dependent on cotton there. He said the figures are being gathered now and that they will be displayed on R Urge sign In downtown Leachvllle. Other plans In Lep.chville call for street decorations and window displays. Street Dance Scheduled A street dance on May 3 will highlight Cotton Week activities in Joiner. Howard Howerton, chairman of Joiner's committee, said loilay that the street dance definitely has been scheduled. He said a string band, probably from Memphis, will be on hand for Ihe event. Other plans there will Include street decorations. Including a large banner proclaiming Cotton Week, and programs at the school and Rotary Club. Mr. Howerton said this morning his committee will convene agnin early next week and that other projects are In the offing. Dan Trade nay H. Kurlz, Luxora chairman, said plans In that community arc still tentative. He pointed out that his commltlec has planned window displays and street decorations. Other plans Include a special cot- lon trade day and a possible cotton dress contest which may be sixm sored through the Luxora School. Mr. Kurtz said his committee will meet again within several days. R. II. Robinson, chairman of Cotton Week activities nt Kelscr. said a program on cotton will be given in Kciscr's schools. He said that stores In that community are planning sales on cot- ion goods and will be asked to cooperate with window displays. President's Claim To Credit for U. S. Prosperity Derided . WASHINGTON April M. (AP)-The GOP's national clmirmnn today derided President Truman's claim to credit or natioiml prosperity, declaring he hn s "failed miserably" +in his five years in office. Guy G. Gabrlelson, head of the Republican National Committee, accused Mr. Truman In a statement ~>t "losing the Cold War In Asia," oslerlng Socialism, and imposing he biggest national debt and highest laxcs In peacetime history. The statement, Issued as Mr Truman began his sixth year in office, was plainly Intended to Box Clue Fizzles In Plane Search Drifting Wood Is Part of Equipment Dropped by Hunters COPENHAGEN. Denmark, April. 14. Wj—Equipment dropped by aerial searchers raised brief false hopes today of a clue to the U. S. Navy Privateer patrol plane mUsing with itse crew of 10 since Saturday. As 16 U. S. planes continued to comb the Baltic area, search authorities identified piece of wood found by fishermen as part of a smoke-flare box, dropped last Wednesday when a searching B-I7 pilot observed what he thought was life- raft. " An inscription In English,on the RFC Okays Loan for 2 Manila Utility Projects The Reconstruction Finance Corporation has approved aji application by the City of Manila for » $124,000 loan to finance conslruc- lon of a new sewer system and improvements to its water system. Notification of the RfX! approval*^- . was received yesterday by Mayor :.- D. Shedd of Manila In telegrams rom" Sen. J. W. Pulbright and Rep. !. C. (Took) Gathfngs. The City of Manila is planning o spend an estimated $82.076 to nstall a- complete sanitary sewer system and an estimated $0,000 to construct »n iron removal plant o Improve quality of water obtained from > well .about 1,100 feet deep. Plans and specifications for wth projects have been pret>ared by Dickinson and While, Little Rock engineering firm, and ap- gray long. wooden piece, half * yard irlier led Swedish naval tlioritles .at.the. Karlskrona,Base to believe It might be part of the missing plane. The inscription, read: "down or forward when launched floodlight MK G MOD 2 LOT 4 — LD D — 245 GHB." Captain Irlentlrir* W<"><1 Capt. Joseph Kuhn, deputy search leader at Copenhagen, Identified the wood from a radioed description of the markins as part of the smoke Mare. box. . ,:•. Today's search activities'.-; were hampered by thick fog rolling across the north Baltic Sea, although later in the day the misty blanket lifted slightly. rail Seldw Over Wilern The gloomy grey pall settling over the waters almost halved the search areas. Plants assigned to the north sector were diverted southward when the ceiling lowered to loo feet and weary watchers could see less than one-quarter of a mile ahead Sixteen planes were threading paths south of the fog bank, which reached out toward the Latvian coast region where the Russians said they fired on the American four-engined plane April g. U. fl. To Reptj Soon WASHINGTON, April 14. The United States Is expected to make a formal reply soon to the Russian charge that an American B-29 flew over Soviet territory In Latvia last Saturday and fired on Russian fighter aircraft. New York Cotton May July Oct. Dec. Open High I>nw 1:30 . 3246 3154 3245 3234 . 3263 3274 3262 3274 3C07 3053 3084 3065 3067 3050 3084 3065 Greek Premier Resigns Post ATHENS, Greece. April 14. W— The government of Premier Sophocles Vcnlzelos resigned today and retired Gen. NIrhoIas plastlras was handed a mandate to form n n cabinet. Plastiras. leader of the mildly leftist National progressive Union, was expected to organize a broad center coalition desired by U. S, Ambassador Henry F. Grady. Vcntzclox. whose government had Included only one minister outside his own Liberal Party. He said he had suggested plastfras, whose party ran third in the recent national elections, us premier designate. Osceo/o Fat Calf Show Planned Sixteen show calves, results of 4-H club projects In Soulh Mississippi County, will be sold at the Fat Calf Show and Sale lo be conducted at Osccota next Wednesday afternoon. D. V. Maloch, county agent for South Mississippi county, said that the show, to be at the Court House Lawn In Osccola would begin at 1:30 p.m. Calves from Burdette, Victoria, Reiser. West nidge. Mllligan Ridge, Dyess and Whillon arc lo be sold. Col. M. R. Meals from Memphis Is to be the auctioneer, and L. C. Baher of Little Rock, manager of the chain store council of Arkansas, judge and L. H. Autry of Bur- dette, clerk. The show and sale Is sponsored by the Mississippi County Farm Bureau. H. F. ohlendorf, president and Faber white of Osceol* chairman of the project, are completing plans for the show. Mr. Maloch said today that the calvec usually olt' for slightly more than market price and Indicated that the top calf would probablj bring from 50 to 60 cenUi a pound The shows and sales have been a feature of the 4-H club calf pro- rtucllon projects for several years Eight of the shows have been con- ouclert in the past. The last sal and show was conducted two years ago. proved by the Arkansas State Board of Health. ' c A 30-year revenue bond issue Is con tempi a. ted •. to , obtain.. f u«d s • I oo the -"projects. , .; : I ' To Accept Bid) .Oscar Fendler, Blythevllle attorney representing the City of Manla In these projects, said yesterday ihat bids from private bond firms still will be accepted even though the government loan has been approved. , '. Bids from private firms will be accepted until noon April 27 nt the Commercial National Bank in Little Rock. Bids will be opened at 2 p.m. April 28 at the offices of Townsend and Townsend, bond attorneys Little Rock. A committee from Manila Is scheduled to attend the aid opening, with authority to accept or reject the bids. lawmakers Aid Project Mr. rendler said the private firms' bids are being taken because the City of Manila will sell the bonds to a private broker if R bid is received that carries ft lower rate of interest than the four per cent School Salary Aid Distributed To Districts The fourth payment nf state teachers' salary aid for Mississippi County, totaling $08,969 for the 16 school districts In the county has been received for disbursement, according to John Maycs, county school supervisor. The payment represents 20 per cent of the total to be received from the aid fund for the year. The total payment Is to be approximately $450,000. In the distribution. Blytheville School District No. 5 Is to receive the greatest allotment. The district Is to receive $24.539. Osccola District No. 1 Is to receive $8.966. Manila District No. 15 will receive $8.592, and Wilson District No. 25 will receive $8.425. Disbursements for other districts rale charged by th • RFC. Sen Pulbright and Rep. Gallilngs were credited by Mr. FenrHer will jelng active In Washington on be- ialf or Manila's application for an RFC loan, which has been pcnd- ng for more than eight months. Sulcer to Seek Seat in House Joiner Man Candida* Fpr Legislative Post Held by Rep. Speck Kenneth S. Sulcer of Jollier, today announced his candidacy for representative to the Arkansas General Assembly from MUslsslpi County. He Is seeking the post held by Leslie N. Speck, Osceola High School Coach, who will not run for re-election this year. A native Arkansan. Mr. Stllce was graduated from Forrest Clt> High School and later served a civil service inspector. He Is member of the Methodist Church Mr.. Sulcer has been active In business and political life in jolne: and formerly was assistant man ager of the joiner Lumber Com pany. He now Is serving as ai alderman in joiner and l s South Mississippi County Sales represent alive for the Buchanan Chevrolc and oldsmobile Company. In his formal, Mr Sulcer 'said "If elected, I will serv the people of Mississippi County to the best of my ability and wll try to give them the reprcsentatloi that our progressive county dcs ervcs." Include: District Armorcl . Burdette . Dell •. Kclser . .. Dyess Leachvllle ............ 40 Luxora ............... 2 Etownh .............. 36 Shawnee ............ 10 Oosnell . ............ 6 Mississippi Co. District 55 Brlnkley ............. 52 Number Amount ..... fl $2.992 3.511 4.631 6.142 5.759 7,16' 6,467 2.909 4,332 3,583 23 31 56 551 N. 0. Cotton May July Oct. , Dec. Mar. Open . 3214 . 3233 . 3062 . 3040 . 3042 High Low 1:30 3220 3244 3078 3058 304« 3214 3231 3061 3040 3042 3220 3241 3075 305' 3044 Soybeans M»y July NOV Open High Low 368^ 214 »i 28B',i 365'i 211't 265 303 U 305 H 303 Close 2W! 271 Victoria Man Injured In Fuel Blast Re-Enters Hospital in Memphis Raymond Bard of Victoria, whosi hands were seriously burned when he attempted to extinguish hi wife's burning clothing when a ker oscne-filled drum exploded a wee ago, re-entered Methodist Iiosplla In Memphis today. Mr. Bard attended services East Prairif, Mo., yesterday for hi wife, who was fatally burned 1 the explosion at their home ncn Victoria April 6. It was erroneously staled In Wed nesday's edition of the Couric News that Mr. Bard struck a mate near the fuel drum preceding th explosion. It was Mrs. Bard wh was believed to have struck a mate after drawing keroscnse from th drum for use In a brooder heater Senators Protest To Tariff Cut Plan Republicans Claim Reductions Would Hurt Jobi of U.S. Worker* WASHINGTON, April 14. (fl'|— Slate Department plans for further tariff cuts brought sharp protests 'rom two Republican senators today hat the effect would be to swell the number of Jobless In this country. At the same time, some Democrats commenting on a 40-imlion trade conference lo be held at Torquay, England, Sept. 20, urged caution In Agreeing to new cuts In Import dullcs. The Slate Deparlmcnt announced vesterdny that an American dele- Ballon would be sent to the conference to negotiate with 17 nations for a lowering of tariff rates on all Bides, As part of Us campaign to help other countries earn more dollars the department said It will seek to reduce American Import 'duties on about 2.500 items in return for lowered rates on U. S. exports. Program Called Necessary Officials said that Hie administration, from President. Truman on down, will pre-R vigorously for the program. They called It neccss.iry «s an alternative to the pouring out of U. S. billions for foreign aid lu- derlnllcly In the Cold War. Tlie 2,500 American Items down for possible tariff cuts Include such controversial ones as wool, fish, clocks, wines, whiskey, paper, textiles, toys, china, rayon and dairy products. American business men In these fields have objected strongly to opening up their U. s.'- markets to more foreign goods. It means exporting jobs- now held by American workmen," 'said Senator ..Butler (R-Neb). -a tta<added Hint with-'the .unemployed In this country oyer 4,000,000 "it doesn't make any sense to me".' Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the Republican .floor leader, struck the .•jiime note. To Cause IJncmplnymcnt "It will cause'more unemployment and more Industries lo fold up." lie told a reporter. "U (Imply means American standards of living will fall to world standards." Under the reciprocal trade law, tariffs can be cut by'executive order of the President as much as 50 per cent betow the rates existing on Jan. 1, 1015. puncture the confident claims voiced by the President at a news con- crence yesterday. Mr. Truman- said the country Is more prosperous'than in any previous postwar period. He said h» Intends to take credit for It. Speaks ScathhiEly Gnbrielson's replying statement »ke scathingly of "self gloriflca- lion and "extravagant promises" at the White House, and listed these 'reminders for the American People:" "1. Under the Truman administration we lost the cold War in Asia. Communism has been permitted to overrun china and threaten our whole pacific bastion due to stupid and short-sighted conduct of our foreign affairs. "2. Wa have a staggering nation- .1 debt of more than J225.000 000 000 and It is growing larger day by day. Mr. Truman has squandered, more money than any president in the history of our nation. "3, We have the highest, peacetime tax rate In history. Taxing policies of the Truman ndmlnistra-i tlon border on confiscation. "4..We have more -Socialism In government than we have ever had before and we are threatened ! wlth additional- dangerous socialistic ventures which would regiment our farmers, shackle business and ev- entimlly destroy It •„'..- I)rtvate Institution. .:•:.• « Million Jobless "5. In times; of the nation's grenlcut prosperity we have nearly 5,000,000 unemployed. . "6. We have, a president who finds It utterly impossible to work even with a Congress;^ his own political complexion. " ;" _ : , "7. Harmony does, not exisCfW* wllhjh-.(he ejecittlye• braiich?-^-,^ ' "8. We have bad five Vyears 'of coddling of Communists" and their fellow travelers inline government service. *•' "9. We have seen the exlrava- gan waste of food. • "10. We have seen.-the' sordid political philosophy of the Pendergast ' machine Injected Into our national affairs. And just recently we have seen a President lower the dignity of his high office to covertly block a fair and Impartial probe Into the crookedness of that same are part and parcel of the Democrat machine and other like it which See PROSPERITY on Paje 14 Contempt Action in Communist Hunt CaMed 'Waste of Time' by Senator WASHINGTON, April 14. (/Pj-Scnalor George (D-Ga) said today It would be , waste of time for Congress to start contempt action against federal officials who Ignored Senate subpcnas to turn looee + government Women's Club Soliciting Funds For 'Boysville' The Dlythcvllle Woman's Club today was continuing to mall solicitation letters In a drive to raise funds for "Boysvlllc of Arkansas." The campaign to obtain funds for Boysvlllc Is one of the Woman's Club's projecls for 1950 and Is headed by Mrs. Homer Wilson. 201 west Ash. Boysville of Arkansas is a home for homeless boys and Is located near Wynne. It Is patterned niter noys Town, near Omaha, Nebr.. and Is supported by public and private donations. As a means or raising funds, the Woman's club Is asking residents of Blytheville to contribute one cent for cnch of their mother's past birthdays. The total contributions arc to be sent Boysville as a Mother's Day to gift. loyalty files. The subpcnas were Issued by the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee Investigating the charges of Senator McCarthy iR-Wls) that the State Department Is harboring Communists and Red .sympathies. President Truman Instructed Secretary of State Acheson. Attorney General McGrath and the civil Service Commission to shelve the subpcnas. He said release of the (lies would cripple the FBI, smear Innocent people and wreck the federal loyalty program. Earlier this week the subcommittee formally notified the full foreign relations committee of Mr. Truman's action. What to do next will be discussed at a meeting of the larger group Tuesday. Gcr.r<!c. a member of the full comv'Hce told reporters: "Nothing would be gained by citing anyone for contempt. I do not think it would be worthwhile to pursue the matter." George predicted that Mr Truman's decision would be backed up In any court test. McCarthy has contended all along that proof of his charges can be found In the secret files of the FBI and other government agencies. Public Apathy Impedes Use of Full Medical Knowledge of Tuberculosis, Doctor Says fir. L. M. Graves, director of the Memphis, and Shelby County Health Department, said last night that the medical profession knew enough about tuberculosis to completely wipe it out. The Memphis doctor, speaking »t the annual meeting of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association at Osceola, pointed out, however, that the average Individual must understand Ihe "why" and the results of tuberculosis control work before progress could be made. Dr. Graves explained that the absence of a specific cure or a specific prevenlative caused a great amount of apathy on the part of the public. He explained further than even If be wiped out. since Ihe Indefinite period of Incubation left the germs latent and that the dyscasc might later break out In those harbor- Ing the Rcrm. Stresses Coordination Dr. Graves strewed coordination of efforts of various health agencies, and stated that there was no line of distinction between the duties of any control agencies. He called attention to the almost complete absence of malaria since DDT spraying programs, sjxmsorcd by malaria control divisions, as well as rapid drops In the instances of meningitis, scarlet fever and the problem of venereal disease because of positive cures. L The speaker emphasized that Ihe ' "'" ' ' le dropped in •vu i' i*« ti .— •——*"•>••• ^H.JL.I "-• - -•••> m tun irtLU unnJijLU in 204* simultaneously stopped, It would not I Memphis from 4S4 per 100,000 to 45 per 100,000 since 1882 In Memphis, and that the Negro death rate from tuberculosis had dropped from five limes that of the white to less than three times that numbr. He attributed the drop to education as well as Improved medical treatment.?. Dr. Graves pointed out that the lack of sensationalism concerned with tuberculosis kept It from causing panic such as that caused by such diseases as Infantile paralysis, but he showed where 83 cuses of Infantile paralysis In Memphis last year, the largest number on record, compared with 800 new cases of tuberculosis. And that the death rate ratio was 1 to 151. The statistics. Dr. Graves said, do not tell the entire story since thero See DOCTOR on Pa«« U

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