The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 26, 1949
Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLJC (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1949 Sub-Zero Temperatures Fail To Cool Feverish Activity in r Ncw Alaskan Gold Rush Camp By Jack Daunt (Fairbanks News-Miner Staffer) FISHWKEEL, AlaA», Ocl ,26. (Jfi —Even sub-zero temperatures 'filled tojtem (he feverish activity today in this booming gold rush camp. Rumor* that more nuggets had been found along the banks of the fabled Yukon River swept periodically through Fishwhee). But at- tempU to trace the finds met cagey silence. 1 Pro»pector« eyed one another sus-* ' picioutly, unwilling to talk about i their', luck until they have filed their claims. • Although, the temperature Is 15 below and still falling, many early , arrivals : have , begun panning for the precious yellow stuff. Prom their results, we may know aoon whether thls : gold tush Is des,. fined to be remembered along with Hhe other famous ones of Alaska * history. That Is the opinion held i'by veteran gold seekers who 1m- • patiently await each dawn to renew their hunt amid the Yukon lands. < ; Activity Increases Activity up and down the river from last week's discovery site 28 miles southeast of Fort Yukon Increased as & report trickled through Fishwheel's mushrooming tent city. The word was that a three-eighth Inch nugget had been found. ', The nugget was said to have been Accidentally pulled up In a miner's bucket from the bottom of a waterhole one-quarter of a mile from the original strike. Earl Hurst, veteran Alaska prospector, acknowledged he saw the nugget, which he described as "good coarse gold." A trapper, Charlie Blederman, »lso said he examined nuggets pnn- ned half a mile upstream from Discovery Island, on which Clifton Carroll first found pea-size nuggets as he dismantled his water-propelled fishwheel. . : With aircraft streaming in from Fairbanks and Fort "Yukon, scores of new prospectors arrived daily. A- second landing field was established about five miles upstream from Discovery Island. The Influx of gold seekers has doubled this mining camp's popula- - tlon from last Saturday night's 75 More than 60 plane trips into the »re« from Fairbanks were logged in one day. Amateur* Obvloui It Is e*sy to, separate the professionals from the amateurs. bldtlmen-^veterans of strikes at Chahdalar, Pedro, Fairbanks Pitching Horseshoes BY BIIXI ROSE Firth River—go.methodically about th« business of setting up camp atoririg: grub and kindling .their atovM. : • . '• I WheW they, find "color" In the H»er, nuid with R fe* swishes ol their battered pans. Finally they begin (taking out their claims. Color consists of minute gold flakes >rithout commercial value. . Newcomer* usually are over- equipped and »re garbed in arctli elothirigy with the unmistakable look" "of"recent acquaintance with •toreghelve*. : 'IlieyiiriTaHabiy dash toward the Brit group of men they sight, ask directions and then plunge off •CTOM the Ice toward the,tall ends »f Fishwheel town—either Alp or downstream—in a ceaseless search for '- unclaimed ground which may contain gold. / ; NEED A LIFT?—Treat yourselt to a Hallowe'en make-up like this one night-mared by a Hollywood make-up man. All you need is a dime store wig, some false eyelashes, a few cosmetics and a brush. Put the wig on backward and trim it just under the eyes. Paint "eyes" on your cheeks—add your own finishing touches. Another Post Office May Suffer by Ruling BETHLEHEM, Conn., Oct. 26. </P) .—Postmaster Earl S. Johnson said yesterday he supposed a Post Office Department ruling ngatnst use of a special cancellation stamp at Christmas, Pla., would affect this little town, too. Today, I'd like to tell you^about a talk I hao. with a doctor who Is dong research work at one of the New York cancer ciinlcs. He made me vomise not to me his name because ie was afraid he might be black- Istcd by the foundation which pays his salary. I began by asking him to sketch In his pie-research career. The usual ten-year grind," he said. "Pour years ot college, four more at medical school, a. year as intern, and a year in residency training," "What made you go into research?" •Like a lot of young doctors," he said, "1 coulditt get used to silting by while a patient died simply because I didn't know anything else I could do for him. Every time I look ed up into the eyes of relatives gathered avouiul the bed of in the last stages of cancer, I told myself that my Job wasn't to go on using the hit-or-miss techniques but to get into a laboratory and help find the veal cure." "How did you go about getting started?" j "I made the usual applications, said the M.D., "but I soon founi :he hospitals and universities ,hai no funds to hire research melt, am that I couldn't get a job unless foundation paid my salary. To com ce things, most foundntioi won't give you a fellowship unless you first have a Job. In addition, it' almost impossible to get a gran until you've published a ccrtal number of scientific papers and, o course, you cant publish such paper until you've worked In n laborator and had a chance to d6 researc worth writing about. "It finally boiled down to this— I could work for nothing In a can cer laboratory, or I could take a Jo paying $120 a week doing researc for a cosmetic outfit. Well, I ha just gotten married and was read to settle for the money, but my wi wouldn't hear of It—she went out and got an office job and made me stick to my test tubes." "How long did you work for free?" "About a year," said the doctor, "and then the head of the medical center—a very decent guy—squeezed me onto the payroll at $28.8T a- week." "You could have earned more washing dishes." "We managed to get by," sn\d the medico, "but the following year my wife had a baby and had to quit her Job. After that, it was pretty "It may not sound like much, but felt like John D., Jr. when the rant came through,", said the doc- ir. "Last year, I went through the ppllcatlon rigmarole again — 275 'ped pages—and this time I got the ull $3,000." 'What do you do to earn all that loney?" I said, "I'm In charge of three cancer rejects and help oil half a dozen thcrs. On the side, I run a throat eminars." linlc, work In the wards and give "Any chance of a raUe?" "I'm afraid not," said the doctor, and, as far as fellowships arc con- erned, I'm getting near the aid of he line. I'm 29 now, and the foundations don't like to make grants o men over 30." "There's always the Job in the Industrial lab," I said. The burbof, »': (ish In northern U.S. waters which has been regarded as a pest because It eats game fish,- have been found to yield a Iver oil rlchtr than that from cod fish. what It pays, I want to keep plugging away on cancer. It seems a lot more important than developing a new shade of face powder. . ." The day after our talk, I happened to pass the medical skyscraper in which the young doctor works, and I noticed that an additional wing was under construction. Dozens of steel workers, bricklayers and carpenters—all averaging around a hundred a week—were getting in each other's way. Over the half-finished entrance was a space which looked as If It might eventually be filled with a. block of marble on which a fitting inscription would be carved. "I know what it ought to be," I said to myself. " Too much for bricks, too little for brains."' (Copyrlght, 1949, by Billy ROM) "It may come to that," said the ' (Distributed by Tile Bell Syndicate, M.D., "but I hope not. No matter . inc.) Four Teenagers Under Arrest for Tieing Up Deputy FAYETTEV1LLE, Ark., Oct. 26— (/F>—Shertfl Bruce Crider said ol- ficers yesterday.captured four teenagers who tied up a 200-pound deputy sheriff In a mountain cabin Monday and escaped. Crider said the four, two boys and two girls, were found asleep In a barn twelve miles southwest of payettevillc Chief Deputy Sheriff Louis Downing reported that he had been forced to lie on the ground at gun point while he was tied up. He said he had gone to the cabin at the request of the mother of one of the boys. The woman had reported that the lour were "living together" there. Downing, another man and Mrs. Hillman Ballard. who had complained, found the couples there, the deputy said. Phillip Bearden, about 19, son of Mrs. Ballard, pointed a gun at Downing and forced him to He on the ground while the other boy tied him up, h» 5»ld. Downing was not armed. WhUe Downing'! com- panions Ireed him, the two couplea escaped. He added, however, that he would continue to'use a specially designed cancellation stamp, depicting a tiny Christmas tree, during the holiday season unless he received official notice not to. Johnson said he had not heard, until informed by newsmen, that following year I had gotten a couple the Post Office Department had of research pieces published. With ruled that the special Christmas, I these to back me up,; I applied for * Pla., postmark was a violation of I fellowship paying $3,000 a year." regulations. "Minus withholding lax, I pre- rugged. As, for Instance, we couldn't afford to buy a crib, and the youngster had to sleep in a donated baby carriage. "Somehow, though, we bulled ouv way through, and by the end of the f x-Serurtor's Wife Dies TULSA 1 , Okla., Oct. M. m— Mrs. Mollie Ferguson, 78, widow of O, B. Ferguson,, former Judge, stall »prw«ntatl\e, and sejjator of Sharp County, Ark., died here yesterday after a two week illness. Funeral services will b« at Ash Flat, •Ark. 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Phone 2860 SHEET METAL WORK- OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phone 2651 BAGS BAGS BAGS BAGS We offer new bags, never used, at about the price oj used bags, heavy 10 ounce burlap, no patches, no bad seams and no rotten bags. Also No 1 used bags as low as yOc each. The bags are stored at Gay & Billing* warehouse across the street from the Frisco depot. See the samples there and buy bags that will last you thru the season. Reserves Your Selection! 10-DIAMOND MATCHED SET '6-D1AMOND FISHTAIL SET SAO50 11-DIAMOND PAIR 135 WEDDINQ BANDS BOTH * 1 Il95 MATCH Phone 3418-3152 PAUL D. FOSTER DISTRIBUTOR Elylheville, Ark. P/icmt 2723-2700 DEPOSIT HOLDS "HER" DIAMOND •Til CHRISTMAS GUARD'S JEWELRY STORE

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