The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1950 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 28, 1950
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WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS PAGEFTVB American Medical Association Studies Big Scale Treatment for A-Wounds By Bcnnie Taylor + AmtUtcd prtfi Science Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 — i/PI —Preparations for taking care of mass casualties In case of atom bomb attack occupied the attention t^oi » large group of doctors at the **Amerlc»n Medical Association con• ventlon today. If future A-bomb blasts are like those at Hiroshima and Nagasaki about half the casualties will be burns, and many of the burns will be 'of ah unusual nature, said Dr. Everett I. Evans, professor of surgery »t the Medical College of Virginia. The civilian population should Immediately organize emergency medical systems that will not be upset In case of war, when many doctors would be called Into military service, Dr. Robert H. Pliim of the U.S. civilian Mobilization Office, advised. There Is no great likelihood .that the water supply of any large clt> would be poisoned by radioactive substances in the event of an atom bomb attack, said Brig.'Gen. James 'P. Cooney, Atomic Energy Commission radiation expert. A-Burns Different , Burns from atomic bombs are different from the ordinary burn because of the extreme heat unleashed, Dr. Evans reported. Scalds from hot water or stean involve temperatures from . HO to 158 degrees Farenheit. Those from ^ordinary flame temperatures of Si Jfepto 750 degrees In the flesh. The heai * at the very center of an A-bomb explosion has been estimated a figures ranging from 20 million t 50 million degrees. This A-bomb heat is dissipate greatly with distance. However, ii Japan the bombs produced high in tensity burns, called flash burns for a mile or more in all directions Dr. Evans said. . Dr. Evans and colleagues wor out plans for treating severe burn after handling 124 cases in Vir ginia. He projected his plan for an A-bomb stricken city of 250,00 population. The city won't have enough bloo »nd plasma to handle the thou sands of severely burned. Thi means the medical workers wi have to turn to substitutes. Gelatii and 'water is one. Dextran, a kin of sugar, and water is another. Blood or plasma are used to com bat shock In badly burned persons The face and buttocks are espec Jally bad areas for producing shock Dr. Evans said. •Victims Need Fluids Burned patients need lots fluid, usually distilled water • con taining sugar or salt, but harm ca result if too much or too little L given. Severe burns on the skin can re suit in damage to the liver. Th Jkthould be fought with doses ( Stannic acids and other drugs. Special dressings now can be ap piled quickly by trained personn to protect the burned areas durin convalescence, Dr. Evans, reporte Dr. FUnn said, hospitals shou! be encouraged to increase the surgical supplies. In the event of a civilian disaste it'will not be possible to give mns. casualties the same quality of trea ment that civilians ordinarily ceive, he added. (Sen. Cooney said the amount of radioactive material needed to contaminate a big city water supply is so' great that the hazard seems unlikely. In the event of an atomic attack the water should be tested, however.' Packaged or canned foods will not be contaminated, he added. All unprotected food should oe tested. A contaminated beef carcass might be made safe for consumption by removing the outer contaminated layers. "The grave uncertainty in today's international situation has imposed a unique, unprecedented ly heavy responsibility on the American doctor," said oen. Cooney. SUItVEYS SHORN TRESSES —Mrs. Jean Conrad (above). 31. surveys shorn tresses in her Waukegan, III., home. Police said her estranged husband, Michael C. Conrad, 41, abducted her, brought her to his Rockford, 111., home and cut off her long red hair, later forcing her to snip his own hair. Police returned Conrad, an ex- convict, to Waukegan on a disorderly conduct warrant which his wife had issued several months ago. (AP Wirephoto) Slayer Facing Life in Prison iarly Market n Quick Rally NEW YORK, June 28. CAP)— The took market shot ahead at high peed early today after a two-day ilunge. Within 15 minutes after trading tarted gains running to $3 a share lad been scored. Buying was so aggressive that the ilgh-speed ticker tape quickly Iropped behind In reporting trans actions from the floor of the exchange. Aircraft, steel, motor, chemlca and railroad Issues were outstand ng favorites. One of the largest firms in Wai Street reported buyers swarmin; all over their offices. Today's rally was foreshadowed by the market's action late yester day. The market tumbled with a aang Immediately after Preside" Truman announced his sweepin ald-to-Asta program but a stron recovery started after the frist sell ing shock had worn off. HUMS FARM AHOY—All ocean-going freighter sails past n farm—or Is It vice versa?—as the Columbia, river floods near Portland, Ore. Actually ship was following usual channel to the sea, but river has so overflowed its banks much of the area looked like an Inland bay. (AP Wirephoto) Run Over by Train BIRMINGHAM, England Charles Paine, 66, fainted — {,T">— railroad platform and fell Into the path or tin express trnln. The train brought it to a slop. Ke was found climbing out from Invitation Is Sent Red Boys BI'RINGPrELD, III, June 28, (/!'; —Five Russian youths have been :nvltc<l to Illinois next year "to enrn how democracy really works." I The Invitation was cabled by the' Illinois Boys' Stale last night to Premier Josef Stalin. The Invitation said: Boys' State Is anxious to nave Russian youth gain first-hand knowledge of our Uro-party democratic system of government. We Invite them to weigh the value of our system to the Russian one- party system. We 'arc not fearful of the outcome of such a test. All expenses paid during the eight-day tour." Those freshly-painted "demwrstle sector" signs were up on the borders between 1 the Russian and American sectors of the city only * few days before they were .attacked and defaced. Night-time operators knocked down some of them. On others (hey crossed out the word "democratic" and substituted "oppressed." Thereupon the Communists ordered their so-called "people's po- ice" to detail special patrols for guarding the signs. passed over nim before the engineer | under the last coacli. his only Injury a small cut on the head. Reds Arc Democratic BERLIN —(,T>>— The word "Russian" has recently acquired a new synonym here. It Is "democratic." Signs have been erected proclaiming Ihe Russian sector of Berlin as the "democratic sector." Russian- controlled newspapers have adopted the idea. Also, the Russlan-coh- Irolled radio refers lo llself as the "democratic radio." This Is opposed to the American, British nml French sectors of the city, which are designated, Individually and collectively, as the "gangster sectors' or the "terror sectors.' The earliest known prlntln? about America is the Columbus Letter, printed In 1493, a two-leaf news sheet announcing the discovery of the Islands of the Indies to the Spanish court. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday "NO MAN OF HER OWN" Barbara Stanwyck & John Lund News & Shorts Ky.. June 2S (AP)—Franklin Thomas> Slay. 23 year-old former college student, to day faced a life term in prison fo the murder of his 16-year-old sweetheart, an expectant mother, A Christian circuit court jury deliberated an hour and 50 minutes yesterday before convicting Slay of the murder of Mary Ellen Harmon and fixing his punishment at life imprisonment. Jeff Harmon of Evansville, Ind., father of the slain girl, was quoted by a newspaper reporter, "I wanted to see him burned. This Is a. jnls- carriage of justice." The court announced that formal sentencing of Slay will ccme later -this week, probably on Friday. Slay was accused of killing the girl with a hammer and then dumping her body in a sinkhole near here last December. Slate witnesses testified he had claimed, when arrested, there was a death pact be- testified he had claimed, when arrested there was a death pact, between him and the girl but he lost his nerve. Cyprus Education NICOSIA. Cyprus — (fP) — Education is on the march in this British island colony in the Mediterranean. When Britain took over Cyprus In 1878 there was one secondary school. Today there are 40 with* 10,000 stu- lents. Last year the bill for educa- idn was over $2,520,000 -36 timep what was spent in 1913. Piracy in Straits PENANG CAP) — Pirates in the Straits of Malacca struck for the second time this year when they srlpped a junk of a »5,000 nibber cargo 30 miles souhwes of Penang. ^The junk was on its way from Indonesia. '. The last piracy tool: place on January 30 when a sailing junk was stripped . of rubber and quinine valued at K«0. ".' Open 7:1*. SUrts »:W Wednesday —DODBLB FEATURE— "RED LIGHT" with George Raft & Virginia Mayo PLUS "STRIKE IT RICH" Kod Cameron & Bonila Granville Also Cartoon Thursday & Friday I —DOUBLE FEATURE— "OUT OF THE BLUE" with Georje Brent & Virginia Mayo PLUS "HIT THE ICE" with . Bid Abbott A Lon Coslello Abo Cartoon Ancient census takers often estimated population of a given area •y the amount of salt consumed here in a specific period, says the Book of Knowledge. BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. Wednesday —DOUBLE FEATURE— "JUNE BRIDE" with Betty Davis PLUS "LADY FROM CHEYENNE" with Robert Preston & Loretta Young Also Cartoon Thursday & Friday —DOUBLE FKATUKE— 'ONE TOUCH OF VENUS' with Robert Walker & Ava Gardner PLUS "THE YOUNGER BROTHERS" with Wayne Morris & Janis Paige Cartoon & "I>eath Valley" SerU' Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW "Your Community Center' MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Ph. 58 Wednesday & Thursday "RED STALLION IN THE ROCKIES" Save Wow en d/ ywr SPORTS and AUTO NEEDS 44.95 HAWTHORNE B.CYCLE 39 ££ Streamlined tank bike with Newl Departure brake, light, horn; 1 26x2.125 balloon tires! 1.98 WESTERN FIELD CAMP JUG WARD RIVERSIDI 1.77 Keeps liquids hot or cola 1 for hours! Easy-to-clean 1-piece liner, enameled steel jacket. 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