The Springville Herald from Springville, Utah on November 28, 1940 · 3
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The Springville Herald from Springville, Utah · 3

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SPRINGVILLE (UTAH) HERALD PAGE THREE Tacoma Bridge Collapses TACOMA, Wash. .. . Like a strip of cloth rippling in the breeze, the center span of the Tacoma Narrows $6,500,000 bridge writhed and twisted under the force of a forty mile wind and collapsed into the channel below. This remarkable photograph was taken Just as the bridge collapsed. Built with P.W.A. funds, an investigation into the causes of the collapse is now being made. Circleshows an automobile on the bridge. The drivercrawled back to Bafety. tences, and incantations were supposed to work a cure. Today, recently discovered medicines, the venom from serpents, proper foods, andmild exercise, do much to aid these sufferers, reducing the frequency and violence of the attacks. both types of thisdisorder know when an attack is coming on, because they have spots beforetheir eyes, fullness and ringing in their ears, twitching of the muscles, especially those of the eyelids and mouth. Many of the greatest men and women in the world have been epileptics, among them being Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Richelieu, Julius Caesar, Nero and many saints of both sexes. In olden days leaves were applied to the foreheads of sufferers, then thrown intothe wind, which was supposed to carry away the devil causing theattack. Later primitive men made clayimages, on which they outlined the seat of the illness, therebytransferring it to the statue. St. John, the Evangelist, in the guise of a beggarasking alms, supposedly approached Edward the Confessor, who handed him some coins, in exchange for which the holy man gave him a ring, assuring the king it would cure all sufferers from this cause, provided they were touched with it. This mythical story was responsible for the epilepsy cramr ring worn by thousands of victims of this malady. TheFrench used emerald set rings to prevent this scourge falling on them. Water, blessed and poured over the face as a prayei was repeated, was also reputed to be asure cure. In the middle ages epilepsy was considered andthose upon whom it laid its oppressive hand were isolated in hospitals located on the outskirts ofcities. Numerous charms were sole which presumably possessed curative properties, butall of then were valueless. In some countries meaningless words, gibbered sen- THE byWEAMMNEAUUHMIX Epilepsy Cavemen for many centuries suffered from "the falling sickness" as it was called, because its victims usually collapsed. Crude drawings on the sides of their primitive habitations verify this. The earliest writers on medicine repeatedly referred to this tragic illness and believed it was caused by the entrance of demonsfrom the underworld intothe bodiesof men and women, which might only be driven from theirhuman tenements by exorcism performed by a cleric. No nation, no race, no sex and no age has ever been free from thishideous infirmity. It is unquestionably due to a spontaneous discharge of amotor nerve force and is characterized by periodic convulsive attacks on its victims, which vary in intensity and duration. Undoubtedly it is often hereditary. This week I attended a young married man who had been free from theseattacks for ten years. A few days previous to his call, hehad been resting on the sand ata famous Atlantic coast bathing beach andhad a spell lasting five ormore minutes. While talking with me he had another attack. His grandfather and his father both had been subject to similar spells, as hadother relatives on his father's side of the family. There is another type known as Jacksonian epilepsy, so named after the brain surgeon who discovered it. It usually results from an injury to theskull whichleaves scar tissue over the covering of the brain. By lifting the depressed bone, freeing theadhesions and removing the tumor, the patient usually is restored to normalcy. In the other type of epilepsy there is no organic change visible in the motor cells even under microscopic examination. Ordinarily victims of (jhilunqtoti by JameS Preston question of The the freedom of the press is being brought toward a head much soon- er than many people expected. With the result of the election vnown for only 4S hours, both the President and one of his chief cabinet followers. Secretary Ickes, opened the discussion. Since the balloting is out of the ,.v and the President says he will fourth terra, it can be 0t seek a assumed that the issue is not he- me raised for partisan political D1,rposes. Therefore, it cannot be Dartian politics to ' report some discussions that are going f the in Washington and elsewhere. The first gun was fired by Sec- retary Ickes. He issued a state- ment asserting that only 2 3 per cent of the newspapers supported President Roosevelt for this year. He described this as a perilous situation" and saw a noed for "a truly free press." He Invited the comment of newspaper editors and publishers. An early public comment came from Dr: Herbert Agar, editor of the Louisville (Ky) Courier-Journa- l, which, Incidentally, was one of the outstanding dally newspapers supporting the President's third term bid. Dr. Agar said the press was subject to criticism on some points, but the fact that it opposes any individual is no indication that it is not free. The trouble, if any, he added, is that newspapers are run by "human beings" and not by the government or any outside pressure groups. He might have added that the fact that a much smaller number than 2 3 per cent approves Hitler's doings does not indicate that the press is under the thumb of the British government, or any other group. The President raised even more 'pertinent questions. He quoted one newspaper story which said it was reported in "New Deal circles" that some cabinet changes might be made, and that it was said in "official quarters" that the Secretary of War might resign. The President did not point out that the same story said these reports were discounted in other informed quarters. He simply insisted that thecabinet change report was not circulating in "New Deal circles" not in "official quarters." Significantly, he did NOT deny or confirm that some cabinet changes might be made. He only declared thatthe reporter involved hadattributed his story to erroneous sources. Next, thePresidentassailed a newspaper story from London which said "high official sources" there reported an agreement in principle on defense cooperation in the Pacific between Great Britain, Australia, and the United States. Again, thePresidentneither confirmed nor denied that such an agreement had been reached. He simply said he was certain that such reports did not come from "high official sources." All this preliminary discussion, informed Washington believes, must be leading toward something. The question is: What? Therefore, reporters in looking around have had their attention attracted to a pending bill which already has passed the Senate. This column reported last week how the Labor Board was nearing the point where it could control small newspapers and retail businesses. So reporters were particularly interested in the LaPollette "oppressive labor practices" bill. This measure on its faceis de- - signedto prevent oppressive labor practices against employees. But its phraseology certainly raises a question as to whether a reporter who obtained, and a newspaper which published, information aboutthe fuure plans of a labor union to strike or to do anything else might not be guilty of an oppressive labor practice. That might be thedirection of the next move. 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