The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 15, 1941 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 15, 1941
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1941 II. S. PILES UP Supply Will Last Nation Three To Four Years If War Cuts Off Imports By IW. JAMES A. TOBEY Noted Doctor of Public Health Written for NEA Service The United States is slocking up on quinine. The largest single purchase of this precious drug ever made is pHiiually being shipped to ^American ports. When the last boatload arrives. 3,50G,OCO ounces will have piled up to supplement, the vast quantities already on hand — enough, in all. to last this country for three cv four years, even if war should stop all imports. Of this lait'si consignment, 3.50&.OC/0 ounces are the finished product. The rest is coming as cinchona bark from which the quinine will be extracted by two large American chemical firms. To combat malaria fever and .'.nnp other diseases, the United States uses more than four million ounces of quinine annually. Without it, millions of people might lose their lives. So after the war began and there were rumblings in the East Indies, the U. .S. government arranged for the immediate purchase of enough quinine to tide this country over. Even before this step was taken, pharmaceutical houses had enough quinine on hand to meet the nation's normal needs for about two years. A. year ago, the government bought, and hoarded an additional 700,000 ounces to keep the army and navy supplied for at least a year. Between three and four million malaria cases occur in the-United States yearly, with, most of the trouble concentrated in the south. Army medical men are safeguarding soldiers, especially those encamped in southern states. The chinchona tree, from which quinine is derived, curiously enough is not indigenous to the East Indies. Europeans first discovered the miraculous aspects of cinchona bark in Peru, just about 300 years ago. Word got around that the Indians had learned to brew a tea with cinchona bark and that the concoction cured them of the dreaded fever. The tree itself was named after the Countess of Cinchon, who is supposed to have cured herself with the tea and who subsequently introduced it to Europe. Today, the Dutch East Indies control 95 per cent of the world's quinine output. What's more, the Indies have been able to raise the quinine yield from 3 per cent to 18 per cent of the cinchona bark. With the present supply on hand, American medical men breathe easier. They say '"V-'cn if things really oeriMnc tough in the Pacific and quinine imports were lopped off, synthetic drugs have been developed recently to do about the same job against malaria. The army, in lact, has already purchased seme of these synthetics. Biggest trouble is that these synthetic ami-malaria drugs cost much more than real quinine. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Unit lias been without a director since Dr. E. M. Nixon resigned Dec. 18 to enter private practice in Little Rock. The calling of physicians who were reserve officers to active duty in the National Defense Program has caused a shortage of physicians in public health work. Parent-Teacher Groups Meet AH3sceola Friday Mississippi County Council of Parent Teacher Associations will •lave an all day meeting here Fri:'ay according to announcement made by Mrs. Spence Williams of president. 'Members will convene at 10 3'clcck at First Christian' Church. Clinch will be served at Palace Cafe at noon. Local Parent Teacher Association members will be hostesses for the affair. New Health Director Will Serve County Unit The Mississippi County Health Unit has a new director who is expected to assume charge within a few days. Dr. p. c. Maguire. who has been director of a district health unit at Clarendon, has been appointed to this position. Stricken ill of influenza several days aso, Dr. Maguire will lenve Clarendon and come to Blytheville as soon as his condition permits. f lhe Mississippi County Health Try Our "Warm-Morning" Sentry Coal, For the New Warm Morning Stoves GAY & BILLINGS, Inc. PHONED 76 Demonstration Club News Notes Club Has Luncheon • — of the „ Demonstration club wu fSL V 2i l .? rs had « ^"Cheon 'Tor the year 01' Mrs. Wilson Society—Personal Revival of Sign Language ,uLm concert in Used By Indians Urged Alllon ii tucwe from here who ut- r> o i, i- it ended the concert of Jounottc by Culture txperl NEW YORK. (UP)—Robert Hof- —- sincle, expert on infllnn culture, be- [ Jolin R - Enochs, Mrs. Berry Grain. McDonald at Ellis Auditorium hi, Memphis Tuesday evening were: Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wesson, Mrs. and Tuesday at the home Harvey Parish. iongs cf the year were discussed by members after which Mrs W L. Smith gave a demonstration on camUewick bed spreads. The mattress making project was rti.scussed Dunng the business session' plans were made for moving the club house as soon as possible in ^contest during the social won first L- club will meet Jan. 28 with Mrs. R. L. Adkisson. Re-clod Officers Officers 01 uie Dogivood Home Demonstration club for 1940 were retained for 1941 following a vote at the meeting Wednesday afternoon when .Mrs. Albert Payne and Mrs D. "P. Scrape were hostesses. I he meeting was opened with group singing. Mrs. Payne conducted the devotional follcivcd with prayer by Mrs. W. 3. Langdon. Mrs. C- S. Baggelt gave a reading, ' When Mothers at the Club." ' During the business session,' the club voted to have community night once a month, and Mrs Baggctt was appointed as recreational chairman. Mrs. P. S. Parker was re-elected to serve three years as trustee. Each member lias been requested to. bring their individual scrap books to the next meeting which will be Jan. 22 with Mrs. Herman ^gion -meeting • at the Hut'Vues- Bmgham and Mrs. Harry Lutes as ''&*?' night, * hostesses. Proceeds from the parties will be uunng the social hour, the host- used to defray expense of complet- esws .sowed sandwiches, cake thc kitchen at the Hut. The conec - 'affairs will follow the regular Legion meetings which on those nights Courier News want ads. will be held in the rena. [i !'*•'* *'*' ***V4A«HJ V UJ UUi V i U\. ~ lievesMt would be helpful i "In our modern polyglot world" if the elaborate sign language developed i'by the American Plains Indians centuries ago were revived, >'• The Red Man's now almost'''for- gotten "talk-without-talk" would be, Hofsinde writes in Natural History magazine, "a worthwhile contribution to our present civilization." In an introduction to Hofsijide's article. John P. Harrington, anthropologist, says: "All who have studied the sign language of the Indians have marveled at the eloquence and strength with which its few hundred signs can express almost any message that the speaker wishes*to convey. "This language, representing all the parts of speech, and equalling the avliculatory dignity of spoken speech, could very well* be adopted advantageously by our civilization, the silent sign serving many purposes in the modern world. Its use, for instance, as an adjunct to the hand-alphabet of the deaf and dumb has scarcely been explored." Hofsinde said that the Indians with 169 gestures could tell a .story which in English would require 1,000 written characters. "When the Indians of the plains hunted the bison over a large area," he writes, "15 or 20 tribes speaking different languages were brought into contact with one another. Unable to converse in any other.way, they developed the use'of signs, and thus created what is virtually" a universal language, the potential value of which we can easily see in our modern polyglot world." -Pew Indians are alive who can talk the sign language fluently, Hofsinde says. If future generations ,of Indians should wish ^to learn the language used so efficiently by their forefathers, lie adds, "they will have to learn it from Boy Scouts." Mrs. C. L. Bird. Mrs. Chus, Lane, Mrs. J. A-. Apple, Mrs. J. A. Merrill. Mrs. T, B, Baker, and Misses Sarah Lewis Greene. Miriam Hulen, Emllie dimming, Kalherine Coulter. Mary Alice Stutile and Mary Symonds. 4 * f At lend Funeral Mr. and Mrs. J. E, Morgan attended the funeral of Claud E. Heath, of Marion, Ark., held at the National Funeral Homo in Memphis Sunday afternoon. Mr, Heath died suddenly at 'Frisco Hospital In si. Louis Friday of last week. Mrs. Heath is a' sister oi Mrs. Morgan. Petrified Corncobs Tell Of Ancient Indian Meal ST. LOUIS (UP)—A few petrified corncobs—remains of the imial of _~ ft Pueblo Indian cliff' dweller of •£: ^00 years ago — are nmcng the most, cherished items in the botanical collection of Dr. Hu^h C. . . Cutler, of Washington University. Dr. Cutler, si botanist and winner of a research fellowship, fotinc ho well - gnawed cobs near the Colorado River In Wyoming, in his collection he also has mure than "-() Bridies of cultivated corn and GO kinds of wild corn. Time for a rest?... pause and TZ^ ^^^^•^•p* < fa *'/ '&£•' '&€ 1C* /, /% m *&'• vv*^ */\ '<•> /A ^ *-^ £ ^'Vr; 1OT i , * , x ;'^ > sti. J-.'KaJ Epidemic of Cold Symptoms Legion Will Hold Bingo Parties At Hut Bingo parties will be sponsored the second and fourth Tuesday nights ol each month at the American Legion Hut by Dud Cason post, No. 24, according to an an- . , nouncement made following the MG Liquid or 666 Tablets „.,„ Salve or (i6G Nose Drops generally • relieves cold symptoms the 'first day HowfoltelieYe Bronchitis Creomulsion relieves promptly because it goes right to .the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, inflamed bronchial mucous mem- br . ail . c .f- Tel1 y° ur druggist to sell you quickly allays the cough or you arc to have your money back. <" CREOMULSION for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis . Drink oca r /0 >TNADt MARK Delicious and Refreshing YOU TASTE ITS QUALITY Ice-cold Coca-Cola makes 'lime-out' time for refreshment. You can taste the quality of ice-cold Coca-Cola, and feet the after-sense of com- pltte refreshment it always brings So when you pause throughout the day, make it the pause that refreshes with ice-coldlCoca-Cola. Phone 366 BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OI' THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY CUUV-CULA, bUTiLlWG.CUJVlfAiNY e.yth.vme. OUT THEY GO! Hundred's of items bargain priced to clear out stock! Quantities are limited , . . many ere one-of-a-kind! So hurry . . save now at WARDS! The Hal i-Way Mark las Been Reached In Our SALE: BEAUTIFUL OCCASIONAL TABLES! ; . Floor samples ... . one-of-a-Jdnd! End tables .." coffee tables , . . lamp tables 1 Reductions to $$1 SALE!LOVELY GUEST CHAIR! $50 VALUE!. You'll'get a rare bargain at this price! Rayon and cotton velvet cover. No-sag spring seat!..,, SALE! 8-PC MODERN DININQ ROOM SET! Dollars less than usual price! Table, Buffet and 6 Chairs in cabinetwood and rich Walnut veneers!.. SALE: 2-PMECE MOHAIR LIVING ROOM! . . Hurry! Clearance Sale priced to save you $2.5! New roll-front style . ., gov't. standard mohair cover!.. SALK! ' . 99-COIL PLATFORM TOP SPRING! . Wards regular low price slashed to save -yon up to §8! Helical tied top. Alurniniifci finish! S,l£,K! 3 MODERN PIECES ... $60 QUALITY! New beauty! Amazing Clearance Sale savings! Bed chest and vanity in hardwood and "Walnut venders! 4 5 SALE: STURDY, ENAMELED METAL BED!. . . Amazingly low priced this sale only! Attractive enamel finish, iaiecf-oc for years of service I 3 AXMINSTER RUGS! WORTH $8 MORE: All '"wool pile! Big selection of florals! Persians! Chinese designs and others! Long wearing quality! 24 93 9*12 5 MKS THESE: DELUXE OIL CIRCULATORS!. . ; ; ; ; They're left from the heater season! But they're brand-new and capable of heating 5 rooms! Save!.. REDUCED: ELECTRIC RANGE PRICED LOW! Why pay over Si00 for these features? Super-fast oven! Deep-well cooker! Chromalox top unitst Only.. •SALE! ODD CHESTS AND DRESSERS! ; . , . Beyond comp 3T i SOn at Wards sale price! Many one- of-a-kind .. .-all sturdily built and well finished OUT THEY GO: ELEC. WASHER FLOOR SAMPLES, , , 34 6 88 VA \f But we still must raise $7,000.00 in the next 10 cays While many of thc items have'beea completely sold out, there are still many, many fine bargains to be had. Stocks have been re-arranged and prices still further reduced in order to raise this amount in the next 10 days. WE MUST RAISE IT! HELP US! F i Anticipate your spring farming needs and buy now while you can not only get the savings of these low sale prices bat you also will save the coming advance in regular prices. Housewives Attention! Dozens of outstanding bargains here in Kitchen Utensils, Electric Appliances, Dishes, Laundry Baskets, and many other items of interest to you at the lowest prices youH find "on such merchandise in a iong rime to come, COAL F a complete Hoe at HALF PRICE i™S 5 @very one in stock, HALF PRICE ATERS, naf ally advertised prices M 4V ^K. ^m 4^4 ' •',*.....' ' * " *V/0 HARDWARE CO. 406 W. Main Phone G76

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