The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1940 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 10, 1940
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1940 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE STILL R DOLE Guess Who;'They're Looking At! But Reports Indicate Coast Tlu' Nothing To Worry About Yet »y .lift \> OK CATTON Service Staff Corresjioiiiieut WASHINGTON. Dec. 9.— if uie iniluenxa epidemic \vhiuh has Jfc- veloped. in California is no .\voi >e than present reports to the United .States Public; Health Service- indicate, the American people do not need to be alarmed about a repetition of the great 1918-19 reat many cases of influen/a hiu't? been reported in CuHl'oi'^ ' but— as i'av as the Public Health Service can learn — there have In'-tm very lew deaths, i! thai holds true in later and more detailed reports, -say the Public Health Service authorities, ilui 191» variety of influenza probably is not present. For the 191.8 epidemic carried many deaths v.'ilh it. Epidemic influenza is about as mv.sterions a riddle as medical science ever has to tangle with. but one thing does seem to be known dfiMnitelv— that there we County Farmers Are Over• whelmingly In Favor Of I'arm Program North Mississippi County fanners overwhelmingly desire Uie iiHl Marketing Quota restrictions, a survey of the votes cast Saturday has revealed. There were 24li:i farmers in the Chh'ka.sawba district who voted for the rt'striciions and only CU voted a^ to muke 97.G per cent In favor of the program. .The voting wn.s considerably hturner Uiis yeur Lluin last year in North Mississippi County which has approximately 5000 farmers- compared to :>fi8i> voles being in tills voting. Manila Society—Personal Class Party. The members of the Younft Ladles' Class of Uie Baptist Sunday School met Tuesday night at the home of Miss Clara Grace Fox for 11 meeting and a Christmas" party. Miss Ruth McCormick read the Christmas story as found in the Book of Luke. Mrs. llaitie Mae Grimes, teachor of the'class, 1 cave a tail: on' "Christinas." Mis.s Fox, class president, prettied over the business meeting at which time plans were made to the class room and lo the monthly meetings to ihe second Monday of the month. A social hour followed with Miss Lorine Alslon conducting a series of game.s carrying o\u. the of Christinas. Gifts wore distrib- Christmas tree. wen- .served by Re This year's percentage In favor i uteri to the ones present from a lor North Mississippi County is ' minlatiivu much higher Umn last year's for ] the .state in general when only M.5 j per com of the 851,034 farmers in Arkansas voted for the marketing quota restriction. 1 }. by prayer by Mrs. \V. A. Wlillley. Those taking part on the program wore: Mrs. R, N.,Fo\', Mrs. T. D. Shedd, Mrs, E. p. Alston, Mrs, W. E. Brown, Mrs. W, E. Green, Mrs. W, F. Turner, •• Mrs. , O. W. Sellers, Mrs. H. -p. Jernlgan, Mrs, Elizn belli Rice and Mrs. Harbert Griffin. A solo was rendered by Miss Ivereim MacMikel '/Silent Nlghl." Mrs. George? Ctirtwrlglit, presf- t'enl, presided over the business session which wn.s followed by a srcinl hour. Hostesses for the afternoon wore Mrs. Ely the Chil- drcss, Mrs. Will Wriitht and Mrs. Lee OSCEOLA. K to -a Ark.. Doc. !).~Pour hundred eighteen farmers In the Csct'Ola district expressed their de- Association, The 1VT. A. or the Manila Con- sclldated. School mta Tuesday afternoon at the Hlijh School for the first, meeting of tin. 1 fall term of school. Miss Carolyn Haley led the pro- Home iVriimistraJirtri Cltih Honors Mrs. Jobr. The members of the Homo Dcm- cnstrnlion club and tholr friends met Tuesday afternoon at the home of , Mrs. Cora Dalton for a party nnd shower for one of their members, Mrs. Earl Jobi;, A jfrort pro- vnim .was remlweci. Mrs. Mike ThiMiiio read a scripture find Mrs. Frtscl Need him i, president of r the Munllu I fame Demonstration Club, Rave a talk on the work of the club. Mrs. Ncedhain then present- Mrs, Ike Harrison and Mrs, Lee Spicer. : Mrs. Male""p"lerce L "lef7This~^weeV: -< {or Hot Springs where she wilt spend the winter. She-..was accom- \ panied by her nephew, Ray Pur-- 11 due, who will attend school there, v Mr. and Mrs. Mikei .Themle who have been residing at Clarksdale, Miss., for the past several months have returned' to "Manila to make their home. • ; . ,.,-> " Mrs, Charlie Smith of Empire', 1 • Ala,, was the guest Thursday of , Mr. and Mrs, E. P. Alston arid' family. Mrs. Elizabeth Miles, who is a • teacher in the Hot Springs schools, -.pent the. week end in Manila with her family, The Girl Scout troops, of Manila met Wednesday afternoon at the Home Economics building for a work period under the .supervision of their, leaders. The girls, are making and stuffing cloth unlmuls of nil kinds for the Christmas baskets to be* given to needy children at Christmas. A. themo for sire for continuation of the AAAjgriim for the afternoon. The P. T. farm program -while only two registered disapproval of the program in Saturday's referendum, it was stated by B. H.'Burns, county agent, and C. B. Driver, commif- One- look at the rapt ecstacy,on..these youngsters" laces should tell you that they are looking at Santa Claius. They were among 200 Dutch children, many of them war refugees, =who took port in recent celebration of St. Nicholas Eve, traditional with .New York Dutch since the city was New Amsterdam. The party was held at Holland House, center of Netherlands activity in Manhattan. Dr. Hollo E. Dyer, TJ. S. Public Health Service expert on influenza. * two-..varieties, _a severe one like the Y&183?Wsita't8Jri " a 'hd" 'a relatively mild form which is a nuisance and a pain, but which is. seldom fatal. • • : A month or two ago Puerto Rico had an epidemic of influenza —the mild form. California, apparently, is getting what Puerto Rico got. NO SURE CONTROL NOW Right at the moment, there is no sure method of controlling influenza. Medical science is better off than, it'was in 1918 in just one respect — the virus which causes the malady has been isolated, by several investigators, and has been established in animals. Two types of influenza virus have been isolated so far. The relationship of these types us not yet known. Chief work along this line has been done by the Rockefeller Foundation. Scientists there have succeeded in making a vaccine which a physician can be dead sure he actually has a case of influenza on his hands. There are a few laboratories in the country where such a test can be made, but the process is long and difficult and is not available to the ordinary physician. For .another thing, Public Health Service experts frankly admit they do not know how to control epidemic influenza. Influenza is highly infectious in its early stages; apparently it is transmitted from one person to Steele-Cooter Society—Personal arc visiting' her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Walker. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Clifton and Mis.s Laverne Bradley returned Friday from Forrest City where they had been visiting Laverne's mother, Mrs. Horace Bradley. Miss Beatrice Wasson ( of Lepanto ! Mrs. Lee Ycager Entertains j MLS. Lee Yeager was hostess to I her Bridge club of Steelc and three guests, Mrs. R. J. Tatoum, Mrs. J. W. Reno and Mrs. Harbert Liaiiaimu-cu iium urn: • pwauu iu , j Wednesday another/ in the air, probably in the "ir ° ci * . ••••-.. Surgeon General Dr. Thomas Parran, heads U. S. Public Health Service. which, apparently, will give protection against one type of the disease—to animals. Whether it xvill also give protection to human beings is not yet definitely known, chic-fly because opportunities to test it have been rare. Should another epidemic of the 1918 type of disease make its appearance, this vaccine could be tested under conditions which wotijd show exactly what degree of protection it may give. If it should be proven that the vaccine is able to give immunity, science would then be able to "control" influenza. Unless and until that or something similar happens, however, the simple fact is that medical men today are no better equipped to fight epidemic influenza than they were in 1918. For one thing, there Js no simple, specific diagnostic test by minute • droplets of moisture from the mouth and nose. Yet the elaborate efforts to check the 1918 epidemic by isolating all sufferers, closing schools and theaters and churches and preventing public gatherings as much as possible seemed to do little or no good. For the influenza victim apparently can transmit the infection to .someone else before lie knows he has it himself. SULFANILAMIDE YET TO BE TESTED An indication that complete isolation would give protection is given by an experience of the U. S. Navy in 1918. The navy succeeded in giving absolute isolation to a group of men stationed on an island in San Francisco Bay. All communication with the shore was cut off. When supplies were taken to Uie island they were, left on the dock; only after the boat which brought them had left did the men on the island come down and get them. The sailors on that island escaped the flu. Yet Public Health Service officials point out that isolation of that kind is simply impossible for the public at large. People have to go to stores, they have to go to shops or offices to work, they have' to ride on street cars and buses—they cannot avoid all contact with their fellows. Even the wearing of masks, familiar during the 1918 epidemic, is believed to be of doubtful value- again, for the simple reason that no one can possibly keep his mask, on every minute through the weeks that an epidemic lasts. All of which, of course, does not mean that the picture is entirely gloomy. The big thing is that the influenza virus has been isolated —which means that there is now a good chance (which was not true in 1913) to develop a protective vaccine. In'addition, the various sulfanilamide derivatives have yet to be tested thoroughly on in- Ihienza. They will get such a test the moment a real epidemic appears: it is quite possible that one or another of these drugs will be found effective. • The Public Health Service is keeping in constant touch with the influenza conditions throughout the country through daily reports from local and state health officials. afternoon. High score award went to Mrs. Marshell Cameron, second high to Mrs. Tommie Frakes and bridgo to Mrs. Marshell Burroughs. Refreshments of tuna fish sandwiches, potato chips, jello with whipped cream and iced drinks, were served. Mrs. C. H. Kennedy and daughter, Helen Lou, of Ridgley. Tenn. are the guests of Mrs. John Frairie and son, Robert. Jess Hopper who was returned to his home in Tyler this week from Walls Hospital at Blytheville is now improving slowly. Frances, little daughter of Mr and Mrs. Charlie Ferell is verj sick at the Walls hospital in Blytheville with pneumonia. Mrs. Jerry Holly is visiting hei parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bass of Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. T. I. Brooks was returnee to her home in Steele the latter part of the week from the Memphis Methodist, hospital where she underwent a tonsil operation. Joyce Johnson has been returnee! to her home in Steele from the Walls hospital where she underwent treatment for n throat trouble. teeiuan. who held the election in Osceola. , . . , Saturday's vote was the heaviest, vote in three of the four years in which growers have been asked'to approve strict, marketing controls. n previous referenda they voted 'or Uie program casting majorities as large as 91 percent. Mr. Burns and Coy E. Sclfres, AAA administrator for Mississippi County, held a series of fifteen educational meetings throughout the territory preceding the \votc to explain the details of the 1941 program. The following committeemer were elected to administer the program in their respective communities in 1941: Bassett, L. E. Speck Jack Uz/.ell. nnd Woodrow Mtislck Whit-ton. P. A. Bullard. F. B. Denn, Jess Bullard; Joiner, J. W. Miller, J. B. Wilson, C. W. Friend; Etowah, Earl Brewer, Rufus Clay, yenr is "Good Tlu> topic for Tues- wn.s "Home Sweet liome— ll.s 2 fleet on Citizenship." A talk was cd Mr.s. Job«t with a lurK«v assort iti'^nl. of useful yifts. The h as toss,) a.s'-isied by Mrs. dive Hul.ton and Mrs. Helen llutton, served | mints. The club will have.' their i next, meotinu at the home of Mr.s. » Don Tatum. 1 > « » Mr. and Mrs, Charles Roland of East Orange. N. J.. are the, guests this week of Mrs. .Roland's parents, Mr. and Mr.s. Charlie Jollfl. iuv Shade ; t ending East, who has been at(o business interests in spent the weekend here with Miss Royline Fennell. Frank Dean and Granville Rushing of Whitton, attended the quarterly conference at the Dyess Methodist Church here Sunday afternoon. jMr. and Mrs. Buff Roberts and ; children are visiting/ in Hot Springs. George Blaylock attended a church meeting in Little Rock this week end. ', Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Wasson and daughter. Louise, of Lepanto, visited here Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gilliam. Leonard McCann who is teaching at Fisher, Ark., spent the week end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hughie McCann. There is no basis for the "lion nnd lamb" theory regarding March weather, weather records over lony periods show. Read Courier News wnnr Earl Wildy; Dyess, H. C. Pierson. W. F. Beck, W. O. House; Hatcher. J. T. Lee, Carey Eason. George Dickerson; Wilson, J. E. Grain, D. Chlendorf, R. H. Crnig; Osceola, 'C. 6. Driver, M. E. Pope, R. M. Cox; Carson, J. T. Cromer, J. C. Kirkpatrick, V. G. Mann; f Kejser, C. F. Ford, B. R. Moore.^'C. R. Coleman; Burdette. Edward Se r graves, F. O. Anders, C. B. Jarrett; Luxorn. W. C. Howard, W. L Hannn, Gilbert Lynch: Approximately 700 farmers and agricultural leaders attended the fifteen meetings. ylven by Miss Alinu Uremer on 'A Tenclier Looks at a Home," allowed by a trilk by Mrs. Jack riplon on "A Mother Looks at the Heine." Four Girl Scouts led the group In the pledge of allegiance to tlie flag. Mrs. E. E. Byrd, president of the local P. T. A., -presided \\i the business session. Two imAsures were voted on and adopted. First the P. T. A. was to buy u bond lor the Tuberculosis Seal drive. and the local chapter is also to sponsor the Girl Scout Troopw ol Manila. A committee wn.s appoint- 1 ed from the members to help select a deserving Girl Scout to be sent to camp next summer from Manila. Mrs. Will hi ins' second grade •oom won the award for the largest attendance. Next meeting will be held the second Tuesday of January. * * 0 Woman's Missionary Society. Twenty one members of the Insect eggs are n.s varied in shape as thti inseous themselves. COMPLETE LINE-OF ~~* OFFICE SUPRLIES Cull Ifi DELTA , OFFICE SUPPLY STOKh v K.K and Ash SU. Manila for the past week has returned to his home In C final on. Mo, __ \ . Mrs. G. O. Stuart, wiio has been visiting her sons. Luke and Donald, of Manila, left 'Wednesday for her home In Equality. 111. She was accompanied as far as Blytheville by Mrs. Clara Tlornberger, NEW-YEAR'S KVK DANCE Owen /uck and His ORCHESTRA Sponsored by the Blytheville Bachelor Club City Hall "Interior Decoration" Painful SAN FRANCISCO (UP) — Robin Paul Jr., 18 months old, had some ideas of his own relative ib "interior decorations." He swallowed a half package .of his mother's best stocking dye. His face wa.s .sunset red and his legs dark purple on the outside. With the aid of a stomach pump, his face returned to normal pink. Dr. Saliba's Clinic EYE, EAR, NOSE and THROAT 128 E. Kentucky Avc., Corner Franklin & Kentucky GLASSES FITTED .1. A. Sulilm, MI), M.K., 1'h.G Office Phone 418, Res. 410 Woman's Missionary Society met at the Baptist Church Monday afternoon for the Royal Service Program. Mrs. Lee David was the leader of the program which featured a play based on the • condi- tions;'asi now exlk in China nnd Japan what it would take to. bring the two nations together. The climax of the piny showed the two nations joining hnnd.s over the manger of the Christ Child, showing that it would take Christ to bring them together. A sonjj "Footsteps of Jesus" was sung followed To relieve Misery of 666 COLDS Huh'ft Cough Oro|>H 100 BOYS WANTED • ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^, For Paid Work Ages H to 24 Years — Not In School SEE MR. CRITTENDEN Welfare Office On Blytheville Courthouse Grounds, Thursday or Saturday Try "Kiil.-My-Timir-n \Von.lcrfnl l.inlnnmt Mrs. Mary Jewell Lawson is visiting her -sisters. Mrs. Lloyd Booth and family of Memphis this week. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Callens moveri to Memphis last week. Dyess Personals Dr. Eugene Potler. district superintendent. Jonesboro, preached at the Methodist church here Sunday morning. In the afternoon he conducted First' Quarterly Conference of Dyess-Whitton charge. Mrs. Paul Bowers, Wilson, will arrive Friday to visit with her sister Mrs. Arnold Cox and family. Mrs. Alvin Sullivan and baby daughter. Man,' Emily of Armorel CHRISTMAS TREES Fir and Spruce Your Choice of Colors White, Silver & Gretoi Priced " P ARKANSAS PAINT, GLASS AND WALLPAPER CO, Formerly Wilson-Greer Paint Co. Phone 711 105 E. Main Read Courier News want ads. j COAL SPECIAL High Grade Black Dia mond, Delivered, per ton Bundle kindling free each ton of coal. Fanner's Gin & Exchange Co. Phone 325 Low Rates i i | Long Terms Prompt Inspections Prepayment Privileges FARM LOANS < Wilson and Worthington First National Bank BIdg. Blytheville, Ark. Authortied Mortgftfe Loan Solicitor! for The Prudential Insurance Company of America CLARENCE H. WILSON RAY WORTHINGTON Modern Methods The farmer of today is keeping pace with the march of progress. 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