The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1949
Page 9
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1949 (AKK.l COURIER NEWS PAGE KINB Health Unit Has Busy 10 Months Infantile Paralysis Epidemic Work Tops List of Activities Control of communicable disease \va.s a large-scale project for the North Mississippi County Health Unit, during the first 10 months of 1549, and a report on the activities has been submitted to the State Board of Health. Included In the report are field investigations and study of the epi- demiology of poliomyelitis, which hit the county In an epidemic during the summer months. The epldemlo- f ' y of the cases included study of !k, water, animals, study of soil J stool specimens, and a fly control study. The Malnria Control Division of the State Health Department, headed In this county by W. O. Stinnett, directed a study on flies in connection with polio research. miring the 10-month period, 219 communicable disease victims were admitted to service, and 284 visits were made, along with numerous repeated visits for polio patients. The diseases included diphtheria, typhoid, sbarlct fever, meningitis polio, and encephalitis. Hold Trachoma Clinic , A trachoma clinic, conducted by Dr. K. W. Cosgrove, provided eye : examinations for 1.011, and 10 new cases were discovered, and old cases reviewed and checked. Innoculations ran up into the thousands with 25.719 vaccinatei against typhoid; 2,890 for smallpox 4,833 lor diphtheria and tetanus, an 2.469 for whooping cough. The tuberculosis control work which Includes follow-up work 01 the screening x-rays provide' through' clinics sponsored by th Mississippi County Tuberculosis As sociation in cooperation with th SUite Health Department, include the study of 568 contacts, suspects and known cases. During the perio 33 new cases were found, 119 arrest ed cases found, and of the 339 larg x-rays checked, 114 were essentiall negative. it- Pre-natal services were provide *P}¥\ women with 13 midwife meetin ''and training sessions conducted. Pre-school examinations were given 123 children and 57 infants were examined In Well Child Conferences, sponsored by the Blytheville Council of Church Women. Some of these children were later referred to the Crippled Children's Division for care and further treatment. A total of 4.808 school children were examined. Food Certificates Issued Pood handlers certificates were Issued to 937. The health cards include Wasserman, typhoid, smallpox, tuberculosis, and stool culture examinations. More of the services were related to the polio epidemic, inasmuch as 259 children were examined Crippled Children's Clinics, eight of which were attended by the nurses a-s assistants, and two of which were held in this county. Office calls provided instructions for 203, and 135 field visits were made. Two separate schedules for physical ther- aphy were conducted for the crippled children, and one speech therapy schedule was completed. Work in the control of venereal Missco 'E' Bond Sales in October Total $33,655.25 Mississippi Countlans spent $33.- o55.25 for Scries E. savings boiuts during October, the U.S. Suvin^** Bond Division at the Treasury Department said today. For Ihe first 10 mouths of 19-19, bond sales In Mississippi Comity totaled 5493,948 compared to SC57.- 626.25 for all 12 nionths.of last year Total bond sales in Arkansas laM month amounted to $2,102,356. Bond sales throughout Arkanfia$ for the first 10 months of 1919 totaled $'.!7.903,538.75. With the Courts Chancery James H. Murphrce, by Clarence A. Murphrec, his next best friend, vs. Mnry Alice Murphree. suit (or divorce. MacKenzie Continued ' from Page 8 she tried, though Ineffectually, af- ter World War One to secure the creation of a French-con trolled KnemsVi republic to act as » bufter stale. And It's why she has been Imlsting on curbing Germany's great industrial Ruhr, which through both World Wars provided the main sinews for Germany's aggression. Fear and lint red breed fear and hatred,! And so over tlie years there | has grown up this mighty Franco- Gcnnan barrier svhlch allied statesmen arc now trying to remove. There finally is general recognition of [he (act that rehabilitation of Germany Is cssentml to rehabilitation of Europe, and that there cannot be full rehabilitation of Oer- <nany until the quarrel Is settled. This recognition hopeful sign. rrsnco-G«nn« In ttstlt U For A Better Tasting THANKSGIVING TURKEY ACROBATIC BABE—The young gymnast holding himself straight out Irom his father's hands is Gregs Hofmeisler, 2, of Indianapolis, Ind. Gregg has been working out in his father's physical culture studio since he was 8 months old. There are three other youngsters '" trie Fred Hofmeisler family, all expert acrobats. After Spending Billions, Uncle Sam Has Check for Just $4 Bounce Back jorLiN, MO., NOV. n. w — Steady, everybody, for tlic "very .hing" a lot of folks, especially Republicans, thought would happen lias occurred—one of Uncle Sam's cheeks "bounced." Rl'-h" uncle, with countless billions upon billions, so they say, let one "bounce" for a measly four bucks. Of course, the till Isn't actually nnty, we hope, but nevertheless S4 United States Treasury check came back to Walter Gamble, city detective, alter It had cleared at least two banks 'and had gone all the way to Washington. And Gamble had to dig up the aforesaid four bucks to take up the check. "I think I'll see the FBI and have Uncle Sam tiled on," the detective said. In explanation, It should be said that the real reason the check 'inimced was that the proper war- ant officer in the office of the United States Marshal in Kansas City failed to sign or counter-sign it. Tlic check, for witness fees in a criminal case in which Gamble had testified, cleared banks in Jop- lln and Kansas City before someone caught the error and fired it back. Now Gamble will have to get another check, or maybe he could sell the "rubber" one to the Republican National Committee at a premium Cripps Tells Churches Stay out of Politics LONDON, Nov. n. (AP)—Britain's chancellor of the .exchequer, Sir Staffer Cripps, told churches today to stay out of politics. "The church should not attempt to devise remedies for particular social, economic or industrial evils,' he said. "Thai Is the function of technicians such as politicians and administrators." Sir Stafford told the churchmen: 'We do not want politics in our •eligion, but we do not want Chris- Ian standards In our politics." The Labor party Is concerned over series of recent speeches by Church of England prelates as to what part churchmen will play in icxt year's general elections. The Archbishop of York, Dr. Cyril F. Garbett, told his diocesan con- ierence Nov. 8 that "ruin Is unavoidable" unless British industry can produce more goods to sell overseas. He called on tne government to "make the facts known to all" on on economic crisis. Siseases included 1,126 clinic visits, 6 office treatments, 581 admitted to ;crvicc, 579 referred to the rapid .reatment center at Hot Springs, and 435 field visits made. 62,955 More Federal Employes Dismissed WASHINGTON, Nov, 17. (£>)—An overall reduction of 62,955 federal employes In four months was reported today by a Senate-Houie Committee, thanks to cuts In civilian employment by the military forces. Civilian employment in the executive branch of the government totaled 2,057,064 In September, reduction of 33,045 from the previous month. It WRS the fourth month in a row in which the joint committee on reduction of non-essential federal expenditures has listed a drop in federal employes. Sonic of the giant redwoods California arc believed to be more than 4,000 years old. "The guy's right, Chief — he didn't get the $300 illegally! He got a loan on his car from GENERAL CONTRACT PURCHASE CORPORATION." Cook Your Turkey With Wine! Your guests will he delighted with this new-tasting delicious-tasting turkey cooked with wine. And it's so eiisy to prepare. Ask for a free recipe booklet. • SPECIAL HOLIDAY VALUES • Tnylor's Now York Stale Sherry $1.67 fifth Ilnlinn Swiss Colony Burgundy 90c fifth lloma Suulcrne $1.00 fifth fCXfTEC'/ LIQUOR STORE Phone 2868 KEROSENE and FUEL OIL G.O.PoetzOilCo. Phone 2089 f FIRESTONE'S EXCtUSIVE SPADE-GRIP TRiCTOR TIRE YOUR happiness II Through error, The Courier News carrictl Ihe above illustration in another advertisement in the issue of Tuesday, Nov. 15. Trices lisled in this ad arc not applicable to (he patented Spade Grip Firestone Tractor Tire as illustrated. ' J UST \vlmt do you sec in this handsome, tidy-sized Buick SPECIAL pictured here? The smartest bit of automobile •styling on the road today? The standout beauty of tapering fenders —the sturdy protection of a wholly new front-end design? The prestige that's in (he Buick name —the solid, road-wise steadiness Buick has always stood lor? Your chance to gel in on the perfect smoothness of Dynaflow Drive*— this being the lowest-priced car on which that sensational new transmission is available? ^Optional at extra eott. When ln-llfr ttiifH nrt! lutllt BUICK u ill hnilit Ilicm Ihcy're all there, every one of those things. And for a good reason that may go a bit beyond the usual idea in designing an automobile. For, along while ago, we graduated from the idea that a motorcar is merely a means of getting about. The way you travel is pretty important too. The lift that's yours in knowing there's no prettier picture anywhere on the highways. The "kick" there is in a power plant that's lively and eager and always ready to get in on the fun. The comfort that's found in all-coil springs, a-husky, steady-traveling understructure, cushions that are deep and soft and wide enough to let you spread yourself a bit. Even that extra swelling of the chest that comes from owning a car you know everyone respects and admires. In a word—your happiness. It's never out of our mind in planning this car—nor in making very sure each dollar of cost gives you the greatest possible benefit. That's why we rather proudly ask you to go see—and try—this Buick St'KCiAL. It's priced like a six, in spite of the fact that like ali Buicks, it's a big-powered Fireball valve- in-head straight-eight. And we honestly believe that it puts a lower price lag on your motoring happiness than any other car you can buy today! See your Buick dealer and find out about that. NOW LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK Co. WALNUT & BROADWAY TELEPHONE 555

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