The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 15, 1938 · Page 3
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1037 Aid Fight On Paralysis BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Public Enlisted In Fight For Truth About Infantile Paralysis War Is di-claml . . . war against iiifciniile paralysis! . . . As slirrini; as any crusade in history, the story of the always hcr.eful. tver-valiiinl fh-hl ivhii-.'i the medical profession ' nnd iiu> public together ;ire wnning upoji "Ihe inaliiiint; d,alh" is lold w a drainaiic series written fur NEA Eecvice and Courier Kc.'.s by 1'aul ile Kniif, famuns aiuhor ol Imndreds nl bimks and ar- tiik'S on »i('dK>nl .-;uljjccLi. '(he lir.st article follows. lly 1'AIII. l)K LUUJ11' \Viitti'li tar \K,\ Sen-ice 'I he I'mht against infantile na- ralysis I:; a hunt for truth, and our truth liunlers uill (;t pn-.rt.-r- les-s if Uu- iieopie do not try to iindcrsl-iiid theiv strugyle. The lh.-;t truth lo hi- fareil is llmt there is no plague ol man! more \>ua.lm s u, K | " mysterious. 'Ihe .second Initli is thai i-mnisjji science is already known to niii'w the figlit a hopeful one. Infantile paralysis tan be parsed from men la monkeys in Ihe laboratory. H can be kept going' in monkeys under complete con-] trcl of our investigators. To Ui.U' extent Uie disense is not mvs- ' terioiis. Three years ayo Ihe (is'it! against the maiming deal!] was n| feeble one. not because the truth hunters were lacking, but only because (here was a dearth of dollars to pay for the monkeys without whidi their fight could not go on. Then, in J!I35, the- American people, colcbraling the birthday ol their President, joined the death-flglit by coiUribui- ing more than $20o,OOD to '.lie .support of their truth hunters. When Uie searchers workini; under grants from the Infantile Paralysis Heseardi Commission IJCBBII their toil in H lalroratories in our country, two key riddles laced Ihem: Since Infantile paralysis is an infectious sickness. :-an monkeys he guarded against ai- tacks of it? Jf monkeys can !je guarded, will the means of protection be safe nnd simple enough to test, in the tietcl, against epidemics that every year threaten - l our children? ' "' Differences of Opinion Beclouded Truth ^il'.^^-'at Uic. b.eBiiuiing of infe organized battle there' were for- inldaBl'?' cliffereticcs of opinion iiinang the soldiers. There were inieiobc hunlers who Believed that the vaccination of monkeys against infantile paralysis was possible. There were others -,vho denied this. What was the truth? Even if (he deadly infantile paralysis virus could be tamed clu'.vn into a vaccine to guard monkeys, would such a vaccine be practical lor men? Why are the bulk of our children—even early in their lives —naturally immune? Is the im- nnme power of human bloud against infantile paralysis virus the true reason why most people can resist Ihe malady? Isn't it n fact that Infantile paralysis :s uniquely a sickness of our nerve tissues? All right then, what aood would it be for you lo crcale more blood immunity in susceptible children by vaccinating them? Such were the doubts that lor- f medical research world's Mnn in White Is the vuliiiiit, ci-cr-qiie-s:- crusader against "Uie maimiii(- death" . . . Tile essential weapons Ills laboralory warfare are monkeys imported—at $8 a head—from India. ors lisiiie.s you'd have to iminu- ni?e. ! JTS.miO S'lienl 'I i' I.earn Truth Ijr. w. Lloyd Aycock and Dr. H. U. Kramer puf Hrodfe's claims lo the lest upon Ihose vaccinated and not-vaccinated children m Kmth Carolina. Alas! The .m- nimie power of blood did appe-n in children dmiivj that epidemic - bill in just tilxiul the same luitn- b; r of those not vaccinated as those vaccinated. Vou may iinnijiiic the disappointment of the members of the {'resident's Commission and its audlcal advisors. And their \vor- r:;s were not lessened when the Ftiblic- Health Service experts ve- • ;)'ted that abscesses and oth"r •cmtwhat serious results had iol- :owcd the vaccine in some of the N'oith Carolina children. Now the Zommission's adyisory medical :':miniltec met to face the truth .hat the vaccine %vas a failure nirt that all of $15,000 had besn iiink into this now hopeless vcn- U're. The.' present • writer will never forget: Ihe day when it was nec- -sary to tell Dr. Park that the 'nilh made it necessary to termt- nile all nitempls lo lesl liis vac- iue upon children . . . Park was nil of years nnd honors, was a •ii-enmiiieror of diphtheria, one, .f the most disliiujuished of our Diuilry's healtlnnen. . . . H was' i bitter moment for all of us. II'.as Dr. Thomas M. Rivers of i.iiei idvisory medical .committee -.vim' nade us all feel better when lie] aid. "Well, anyway, today we've liade .science." Rivers meant that we had faced he truth, and acknowledged it. -n science, it Is exactly ns im- i.ntant to find out what is not 10 .'•' what is so. WELL COOKED DRESSING Trio of Dainty Tea Aprons Makes Smart Bridge Prize HV CAKO), J).\V 'pllK jn-eliy npii»>s in I'aiu-m !W!>5 make aoceptablc uifts the year l!ii-oiu;li~nni! ho«t »f ,H, you can niiilic tlieni m u f l>tt ! hours at stnull cost. Whon you see how enthusiastic yont fi-iciids tire about them you will waul i,. make Uie trio for your own wardrobe, if y ou lirc a i,^;,,,,,... „, scwinu, you will find this a ROCM patti'in on which to slarl. Choose voilp, pprcale, dimity 01 Oi'Randy fur ordinary wear mm f«r a hostess apron use a pretty slwiiliint! in natural shade, Ijomul Will t'.roen. i I'aUern 80!)5 is designed for i small LM-3(i, medium ;|3-JO jm.l i larc.e -I'Ml sizes. Medium si«>! nproii No. i requires 5-8 yard 32 .1 or Jj inch matorial and I yani > coiUraslinR; apron No. 2 requires 1V : 8 yards of 32 or 35 inch ma- tcrial and 41-2 yards of bias l>mdiii(;; apron No. 3 requires JJ-.U yards of 32 or 35 ineli material and <J|.2 yar j s of ^.^ binding. nrln?- " fw WIN>1 'KR PA'lTKIlN i!UOK is rraily for you n,i«'. ]( has .!,! p;ig cs O f al , 1 . iu , 1 iw (lus j,, n ., lor every siw juul every oeoasion. i'noloRi-apiis show dresses madr- from tiiese patterns heiriR worn- a teatiire you will t>njoy. l,el tin' I'liarmmK ilesi i; ns in itiis new book help you in your sewini; One paiier,, a ,ul the new Winter Hntlern Book-25 cents. Winler Book alone—15 cents Tor a PAITEHN of Ihis allrac- live mofle! send iGc in COIN NTmmm MEl ADD1!1 -SS. STYLK NUM Ihlt im ,| S)ZE lo TODAY'S PATIKUN RURKAU. II STKR- ,.->: MNO PLACK, BROOKLYN, N. Address your envelope lo Blytheviru- cmin.r news Today's Pallcrn Bureau. 11 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. PAGE THREE \ tured the truth hunters of -Me Infantile Paralysis Research Commission. Yet the Commission's Medical Advisory Committee felt that Ihe faleful lest would have to tie made—if for no other re>i- son thnn that of the distinction, the high authority of Dr. William Hnlloek Park, who believed that, the vaccine devised bv nis assistant, Dr. Maurice Brodiel demanded « trial upon children. Carolina Epidemic Tested Vaccine The result of the hunt for truth' about the vaccine is not a hap-jy story. The scheme seemed simple. You took the .spinal cord of n monkey {lying from experimental infantile paralysis, ground it up and treated it ividi formaldehyde. Thai would check die deadliness. Then you . injecled this subvisible murder—robbed of its fangs Vjy formaldehyde—into chil- dcn. In the 1935 North Carolina epidemic you would inject it into every other child under supervision of experts of the U. S. Public Health Service . . . Leaving the uninjccted, "coulrol" children to bear witness, should the plague .strike them. It was a grim hunt for truth, nnd the co-operation of those parents whose children were Jeft without the hoped-for preventive, was .stirring. The epidemic broke out. that year, in July. The Held test of . vaccinating the children began. And already llicre were scientific fads—discovered by others among the Commission's searchers—Hint u-ere disquieting. Park and Brodie had claimed that their formaldehyde vaccine pro- lected monkeys against .small but fatal inoculations of the infantile paralysis virus. But at this moment this was .scientific.-!]!}' if- futed by Dr. E. W. Schnliz of Stanford University. The vaccine did not protect Schullz* mon keys! Brodie believed that im in unity appeared In the blood of monkeys injecled with his vac cine. Others believed It was the brain, the spinal cord, the nerv- Son Tics Knot for Father COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo. UP)— Rev. John Brownoll of the Colorado springs St. Paul's Meth. - ::lisl Episcopal church ofnciatcd at Uie marriage of his father. Rev. himes. S. Brownell of Norwood Colo. The father officiated at Ihe •:on's marriage two years a»o. Clipper Truffle Heavier I MIAMI. Flu. <UP)—Clipper ship passenger trarfic in Pan American ' Airways' Eastern division, head- fiiiarlered at Miami, is loppinc- last year's hy nearly 1.003 travelers n w.nth. The figure for 30 days was 4.549 as against 3.G33 during (lie ;ame period a year ago. Ju s of "Corn" Aged in soil PUEBLO. Colo. (UP) — Sherman Adams unearthed a gallon-ju» of corn whisky, while digging a°|io.sl hole for a fence at his home here. Adams could not lell how long it 'iad been buried, but reported that 't was about, the "best" stuff he ever encountered. Golf Ou Mountain Top MELBOURNE (UP) — Australia went in for hi}: hgolf playing when it staged a marathon over a five- mile course across the summit, of Mount Majoro. Fifty-two players entered the ma " As you would expect. Uie cook employed by thr? besl dressed woman in the world. Mrs. Harrison Williams. v.-,is among Hie best-dressed women at ihe htil- lor's ball, the year's big event in New York's "backstairs society" Here she is. Irma Jenlch, pictured as she waited in the lounge for her opcnri Begin Work Monday On = } sionary ^ocieiy anci gue; New Kural Negro OChool entertained with a lea by T. Buckley Friday. Mmes. Work will begin Monday on the new two room school building which is lo be erected at Promised Land lor the negroes of that section. The frame building Is to be 'cr- eeled on iwo acres of land, donated by C. F- Tucker, plantation owner, instead of the Lee Wilson company, as was erroneously Hayti Society — Personal The following olflccr.s of the. local Eastern Star chapter were stalled Thursday night by Mrj. Minnie Booue: Mrs. Lcnora Coudit, worthy matron; Uyron Bryant, worthy patron; Albeit Wil- .son, associale patron; Mrs. Martha Bryant, secretary; Miss Al- gatlia Raybuck. treasurer; Mrs. Myras Hill, associate conductress; Mrs. Vernice Brooks, organist; Mrs. Hazel Sigler, chaplain; Mi's. Bonnie Buckley, Ada; Mrs. Susie Sigler. Martha; Mrs. Minnie Doone, Elects; Mrs. Bertha Miller, Sentinel. Mrs. Whilncr Knlerlaills U'IIIIKIII'S f'liili. The Woman's club met Monday at Ihe home ol Mrs. LcRoy Whil- ncr. Diirinf; Uie business session Mrs. M. P. Kinsey was appoint- chairman for the Sophomoic and Mrs. liert irnll. Dmlng the soi'lal hour music was played by Mrs. W. M. rtnndall. * * • Mrs. L. Hnll of Chnlfee «'«s here Wiihwsday visiting Mr. and Mrs. lint Hall. Mrs. EVII Walker, who hn.s been ferioiisly 111 for some time at the I home of her aunt. Mrs. Miss 7.ella m "| Hlnslmv. was 1 removed to a hospital in St. Louis Sunday. Frank Foster jr.. went to Columbia Sunday lo be employed. Mines. A. U. Trlbble and Charles Jobe returned home Tuesday from St. l.ouls where they visited relatives. Mrs. 1'aul Wiggins returned to her home at Dycss, Ark., Tuesday Sam Potasnick. of Sikcslon, was here Thursday attending to business. - Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Randolph drove to Memphis, Thursday'to bt with John Randolph sr., who is 111 St. Joseph's hospital. .-< i 'Red Tape' Irks Man, 113, Trying To Be Citizen HHIUIO Y ti AN. \Vls, lUl 1 ) -- iiHi'taonc red in]ie" Is lllll stnn- lon's ultltiuli' ri'trnrdbiK tlil.s liu.-il- s <il heaimlnt; u dll/en when <'(ii' Is 113 yeiir.s olil. Hill Klitiuuii believes In m. 'ie of hlm.self In his old ns;e, to • Ims applied for cltr/enshlp |ia- rers, to be able to iiuullfy for nil 'Ul age pension. Klnnton iihvtiys thought lie w ,,s i eltlwn. Didn't Iliul I8ur> )[ sl O f 'oler.s sny hi- wns ublc lo vole? 'Cuur.w it did. Wliy. lie hiul lived In tills country since I8;t0 nndllml • niHhl to be clll/etishlp enoiii;li ,'uv anybody. IHH no, he i,us lo KO through nil of tills "red tiipe" now. Home M-oJI mid sny Kluntmi Is t;iily 113, but lie won't hear of my li ilerlsion. u c . ttlls \^ ml] ln Ireland un July -|, I81M. lie'll have sou kno'.v. nnd nuue to this country w-licn lie wns (i, stopping in Mil.umkce un ills win- lo Uie north He worked In Hie Wlcld^m woods ivlM-ii lie wus 15. "Tlioin reiilly W iiii the days," Kliinlim Siiys rellecllvely. -p-ml Hmi.vmi? .Shucks, never heard nulliln 1 of him In (hose days. Suv I worked In UK- woods before his I hue." he'll (ell you. 1'utiilo Wcldis i": Pounds KUHKKA, Cnl. (UP)-Fnnik E, Ix-e would like to nmUili his urine pohilo iignltist iinyone who thinks he has a larger one. Lee's potalo. I'lilch he jjrew In Ills own buck j'liril. Is M .Indies In length, I3'{. :lics around the slrlh and Ihe scales al 4'i pounds. Keller Upsets nuilKCl WINNIPEG IU1>» — Manitoba's 10:11 income exceeded ordlmiry •xpondilures by $2(10,3111, the an- itml report, showed, hul the prov- nce added $4,0|J(!,007 to ll.s debt, fur iineinployincnt relief. The province entered 1(138 with u dclil f almost $IM,OI)0,000 net. dames TI. B_ Rhodes and J. lo Jt-Hcreon City. Mes- Mosterson, J, M. Miles were .ip- Driver drove Mrs. Hill Skcllon spent lust week end with Mrs. Doltie Skellon of niylhcvlllc. Sprinfter to the . pointed nominating committee. w from the American Red cnus was , -, S Mr. and Mrs. rjrmrles P. and family j mvc moral .„ ..... Hecce community to make their I! " read lliankini; the club for co-operation. Following (he business meeting Mrs. H. D. Masler- son presented the proeram. Mrs. Joe Kolin tind Mrs. Ronnie Greenwell served a dessert course. ilfrs Van-is Honors Mother. Mrs. Ethel Dorris entertained members o! the Methodist, choir and the Sunday .school teachers of the Methodist, church Tuesday evening with a party in honor of her mother, Mrs. Anna Dtmklin. who was celebrating her 78th birthday. The hostess served ades- ,serl conr.se nnd the honorce received many gifts. « • * SuSnbe.ims Mcol nl School. The Sunbeams o( Ihc Baptist church met Tuesday afternoon alter school in the room of Mr.;. B. I. Allen. An interesting program was given and refreshments served. • + * Mrs. Uurklcy Gives Tea. Members of the Methodist Missionary Society and guests were Mrs. J. Houston Mr. and Mrs. Qlen Bryant and family have moved lo Alabama to make tlielr home. There will be church services al the church Saturday night and Sunday. Read Uie Courier News want ads Buckley and J. U. Buckley poured. ! An interesting program was given by Mrs. Leroy John Mobrslartt, Whitener, "Mrs and Mrs. Jessie Watkins. Mrs. J. W. Shradcr in-' stalled Mrs. J. M. Miles. Mrs. Leroy Whitcner, Mrs. J. T. Buckhy, riuy-iwo plavers • MJ " '•"'"P""-'' "° " a; > t-uoneousiy iiathon, c. ilca'ney reported to the Courier News rc- 1 <jfrnt(-c i*,,i ti.^^1 ! centlv. winning out in 71 strokes and three ' ccntl V- hours of playin Prairie (logs are wlmnls of (he upon prairie, but lucre is a prai- ric do;; town inside the cily hints of Denver, CoPir.itlc. Tlie Promised Land school district will purchase the materials and the labor Is to be furnished by Ihe WPA. The negroes have lieen amending school in the church building. Mrs. Flovd MBlhb. M™- «• B. Mastcrson. Mrs. Came Meatte, Mrs. Don OEJK COMI'LKTK SERVICE Insures Ywir Salisf.-iclion * PRESTONE * RADIOS * HEATERS * DEFROSTERS * TIRE CHAINS PROTECT YOUR CAR AGAINST WINTER 24 Hour Service TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Call 633 POLES TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO- Mnnn pn I'lOUtLfcP ANO CMNCED I COSTUMES IN Bf?OAPW\Y MuSiCAt-S, ('offln Used as lied collin for himself for Ihc nale liilaslutn died here at Ihe age of 00 after keeping u liand-catvei! years past had preferred a lictl. piisl M ycRrs. For many years >«'. for some Hemorrhoids-Piles CURED WITHOUT SURGERY & GUARANTEED Safe, sore and with '«s discomfort. AH diseases and conditions of nervous origin, fool ailments and skin cancers ttvaled and cured at our clinic. DRS. NIES & NIES Ostconathlc Physicians Phone 98 B'tthcvflle, Ark. 514 MaJn Hubert Utley's Service Station and Cafe 24 HOUR SERVICE Phillip's "66" Gas Tax Paid All leading Brands of Beer, Mquor, Wine, Gin and Cordials. Cigarettes, 2 Pkgs. 25c, $1.15 Carton Highway fil— Holland, Mo. "See it's signed by As early as 1746, the neighbors of young George Washington entrusted the surveying of their fields and forests to the master of Mount Vernon. They could count upon his unswerving honesty. His name upon a map made it an authoritative document. A good name Is no less important today. As you read the advertisements in this newspaper, you see the names of manufacturers and merchants who have builded their business success upon honest products. The very fact that they advertise speaks for their Integrity. The store that stays in business has not only to get customers but to keep them year after year. Your good-will is worth too much to be endangered by inferior, unsatisfactory goods. Read the advertisements regularly. They will save you minutes and money. They serve as maps of good merchandise—signed with names which, like the name of Washington, have been tested by many and found completely trustworthy.

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