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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NKWSPAPER OF NORTBEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI yOL. XLVl—NO. 97 Blythevill* Daily Newi Bl.vtheviU* Courier Mississippi Vail* J Blj'theviUe Herald BIATHKVir,LE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY IS, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGRS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Briefs Bf THE ASSOCIATED PKKSf No Second Draft Call WASHINGTON, July 13. (IT> — The Army said today (here "Is no present, plan" to issue a second draft call. It asked last Monday for 20,000 draftees. A spokesman denied there were plans for a second call when told there were published reports the Army would ask for 80,000 more draftees. Ship Silences Red Guns WASHINGTON —At a Pentagon briefing se.ssion for newsmen, a Navy spokesman said that one British naval unit yesterday silenced three put of lam Red Korean 15mm guns with which it exchanged shots near Inchon on the west coast of Korea. He said the British ship suffered no damage. Inchon is the principal port for Seoul. hL Koreans Say Little TOKYO—The North Korean radio at Pyongyang today Issued Its shortest communique of the war. The broadcast monitored here said North Korean forces were "continuing their gallant righting." It also said its fighter planes shot down two American P-38's Tuesday. There has been no announcement of P-38s being used in Korea. Prcsimnbly. the nods mistook P-82s for P-38s. The U.S. Par East Air Forces said it lost no planes Tuesday. Reds to Be 'Humane' TOKYO—The Pyongyang Radio said tonight the North Korean government has agreed to observe the Geneva convention regarding treatment of prisoners of war. Battlefield reports have said 18 captive American soldiers were bound and shot to death by tlie invading Communists. Foreign Minister Pak Hong Yoilg, .. the'radio said, sent a message to United Nations Secretary-General ' Trygve Lie agreeing- to comply with - Lie's request lo treat prisoners humanely.'. c Pakistan May Help ARACHI P«*ut»n — Prim* Luxor a Tip Aids Trap of Robbers Solving of a hotel room murder by Memphis police today cleared up a Caruthersville armed robbery and auto theft after officers traced a Knoxville, Tenn. couple there — —*on a Luxora man's tip. _ _ _ - _ Tlie Tennessee pair, William No Federal Tax Hike Seen Even If War Worsens 50 B-29's Blast N. Korean Rail Center- Communists Begin 2 Heavy Attacks Sen. George Says 'Plenty of Time' for Increase Later WASHINGTON, July 13. (.¥} — Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Finance Committee said today he sees no prospect of increasing federal taxes al the present session of Congress, even though the Korean situation worsens. "There will be plenty ol time for that in January, if the need arises," he said. George formally announced the indefinite suspension of work on "Bill" Osburn, alias Bill Austin, 26, and Mrs. Eva Louise Garni, 28, are being held by Memphis police for the murder of W. A. Lakey In the Ambassador Hotel Saturday. Police Chief Armour, of Memphis, proclaimed the case solved today. A black leather billfold belonging to the Caruthersville victim found in the lining of Mrs. Gann's handbag linked the two eases. Pemiscoi Wants Pair Pernlscot County Deputy Sheriffs Millon King and William James arc in Memphis today in the interests of prosecuting the two for armed robbery and auto theft In that county. According to radio operator Ray Warth, of Carutliersville. the couple robbed Edward Pritehett, of Helena, Mont., who was visiting relatives in Caruthersville, of about $38 and took his auto while the trio was en route to a night club at Kcnnett Tuesday night. The three met in a Carulhersville bar. Pritehett escaped by jumping from the car and contacted Mis- the House-passed $1.010,000.000 excise tax slashing bill, but he did not write off entirely the chance of some action later on this legislation. He summed up the situation for newsmen as his Finance Committee concluded public hearings on the House bill. Ask Increase Military leaders asked the Senate Appropriations Committee for a Sl.500,000 increase in funds to boost the strength of the National Guard. Senators Hayden (D-Ariz) and Maybank (D-SC) said the committee decided to wait until President Truman submits an expected request for additional military funds for the Korean fighting before acting on the National Guard item. The United States Chamber of Commerce, national organization of businessmen, applauded the decision to put the bill aside, and foresaw the possibility of higher—not lower day he h-\d taxdmg the sending of Pakistani land tt/*ps to Korea " Returning from a tour of the United States and Canada, he snirt, however, that Pakistan would help South Korea in all ways within its«. He iiald the shape of this kid would b« determined as time what Is needed. souri State Patrolmen who pursued the two in vain. After losing their trial in Steele, Mo,., about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, ofli- cers next heard of the couple from Tom SmaUey, Arkansas State Police criminal investigator, who found the car abandoned about two and one-half miles north of Luxora about T:30 a.m. yesterday. Caught Luxora Bus Pemiscot County authorities were notified and they with the aid of Mississippi County officers, located thfi brother of Mrs. Gann, Virgil L». Westmoreland, of Luxora, who told them the pair took u bus from Luxor a to Osceola. It was not known how Osburn and Mrs, Gann moved into Memphis. After a three-state alarm was broadcast, Memphis patrolmen arrested Mrs. Gnun in a sandwich shop and Osburn at 605 Poplar, a residence. Ambassador Hold em- ployes identified the pair as being the persons wUo Saturday entered (he hotel with the man who later was found slain. Aulo al I.uvora They are being held without for, ' Per:ROBBKRY nn vPuRC 3 Mass Precision Bombing Begins; Reds Strike at S. Korean Troops American Sector Quiet— +AH Planes Return Safely U. S. TROOPS IHG IN KKI1IM> KIVEK—AH \vns quiet Unlay In the American sector but Communist divisions launched two attacks against South Korean forces in the central peninsular area. American troops were digging in along the south bank of the Kum River after having heen forced back to the river. The Kum Is the last major defense Vine (jagged line on map above} before Tuejon, provisional capital of SouU Korea. Chochiwon, abandoned by Americans yesterday, was raked by B-2fi bombers today. The black arrows show routes of North Korean for ce.s that drive the Americans back to Truman's Order To Fly UN Flag Poses Problem Pacific Airlift Starts •AX FRANCISCO—The Pacific's Torsion of the Berlin nil-life is under way. Officials of the Military Air Transport Service (MATS) talked fuardedly about It today. Pour types of big four-enslned plane* are winging mililary men and niateriel to Japan and Korea. Gome were chartered from commercial airlines. M'Arthur Offered Ships TAIPEI, Formosa—The Formosa Mercantile Association today offered General MacArthur use of commercial shipping up to 100,000 tons for the Korea war. To Induct at Little Rock SAN ANTONIO, Tex.—Litle Rock, Ark., has been designated as one of the nine induction centers tor the Fourth Army area. Men drafted under the rcinstilut- ed selective Service program vvill ^e processed at induction centers, Rhen sent to reception cetiters. Officrs saict the Army probably will use only existing reception centers. There Is none in the Fourth Army area. Eye Philippine Security MANILA — A tight-lipped U.S. military mission arrived tonight for a survey of Philippines security needs. Maj. Gen. Graves B. Erskine, retired commander of the First Marine division, heads the group. It includes John F. Melby, special assistant lo Dean Rusk, assistant 'U.S. Secretary of State in charge of Far Eastern affairs. The mission will leave Friday for Indochina, Indonesia, Burma and Thailand. Sugar Demand Up LITTLE ROCK — Food brokers here have reported an "abnormal demand"' for sugar in this area. They said they believed tnc Korean conflict has came "scare" buying. There's no good reason to lear a shortage, they said. Actually there's a surplus of sugar and unusunlly heavy purchasing merely has created a distribution proolem. Ihe brokers added. Largest Plane Moved SAN DIEGO — The Air Force's ' XC-W, world's largest land-based imilitary transport, flew here from MJ-.n Antonio, Tex., yesterday but ^\s mi.ssion was kept secret. A spokesman at Consolidated Vultce Alrnrolt Corp., where the giant flx-engined plane was built, SRld pnroose of thf night was veiled hy Air Force security rejdJaUuru. It cab carry VJO men. Asphalt surfacing of Highway 18 between BVytheville and Manila is under way and men and equipment are on the job for the 12.6 miles of bituminious surfacing. Bei\ Hogan Co., Little Rock, said today. Mr. Hogan declined to estimate time required to finish the project, but said thft highway in all probability would not be closed at any time. The Arkansas State Highway Department yesterday announced that it had issued A work order lor the Mississippi County Road job and that the contract had been let to the Hognn company on a bid of $355,089. Officials Report New Pressure For Limited Industry Controls WASHINGTON, July By STERLING F. GREEN 13. (AP)—Well-placed officials today reported growing pressure on the administration to seek at least limited control powers over industry to help arm tlie country for the fighting in Korea. Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness, scattered thundershowers in east and south. A little cooler north and west central portions this CLOUDY afternoon. Scattered thimdershow- er.s .southeast., a little cooler tonight. Friday partly cloudy. Missouri forecast: fair tonight and Friday. Cooler south and central tonight. Warmer north and extreme west portion Friday. Low tonight 55-60; high Friday. 80-85. Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—95. Sunset today—7:14. Sunrise tomorrow—4:57. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.38. Total since Jan. 1—34.36. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—83.5. Normal mean temperature for July—31.5. This Dale Last Ytar Minimum this morning—73. Maximum yesterday—97. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this (late —31,99. Tuey said no specific plan yet lias reached President Truman Lo their knowledge, nor has there been any decision on the seeking of emergency powers from Congre-ss. They said they expected the whole question of home-front mob- ilisation to be placed before tomorrow's cabinet meeting. One official said there would be a "top to bottom" survey. Some administration officials were reported to favor an early White House request for power* comparable to those of World War II, under which automobile assemb- ly'lines couid be converted to tank-s and guns, and radio and television plants to radar equipment. Rather "Wait and See" Others, it was sain, advocate a "wait-and-see" policy, or one which would call controls into play only as needed. Foremost responsibility for advising Mr. Truman rests on two men, Secretary ol DefenAe Johnson and Chairman W. Stuart Symington of lh« National' Security Resources Board (NSRB). The later agency U responsible for industrial mobilization planning; its general position was reported to be as follows: 1, NSRB is rounding out a complete program of emergency powers but has not yet presented such a program of price, wage and manpower controls and materials allocation to Mr. Truman, 2, NSRB has received Irani the White House no request for a program of limited controls, stich is a voluntary system of rationing steel or other currently tight materials, 3, The mobilisation agency, ns : general policy, opposes "limited" or piecemeal control m ensures on grounds that World War II experience showed them to be unworkable. Pressure from Congress The major pressure -so for, officials said, has come from intiitotry and from Congress members. A good deal of it originated with smaller manufacturing companies which haVte sought government allocations on grounds that their suppliers are not delivering enough Sec CONTROLS on I'ligc 3 800 Soviet Naval Craft Believed Near Korea By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON, July 13. (fl*t— Russia is believed to have an assorted collection of about 8tH> naval craft deployed near the Korean war :i — including between 70 and 80 submarines. Ark-Mo Seeks Missouri PSC Okay on Natural Gas Service Arknmas - Missouri Power Com-- pany, who Tuesday was voted it* tenth gas franchise in Northeast Arkansas - Southeast Missouri, has sought permission of the iatter state to provide natural gas service In ttinl area. Tou-fLs included in proposed booL- hccl service are Steele, Haytl, Ctir- uthersville, and Maiden, latest addition to the company's growing list of franchises, The utility already has been grained 20-year franchises by Steele, Haytl and Caruthersville, none of which now have gas ( distribution c w? terns. In its request, the utility explained U would get natural CM either rom MlssisKfppl River Fuel Corporation or Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation. The former has said it will have sufficient supplies to furnish all Ark-Mo's needs by this fall. Texas Eastern still ts studying problems of supply arid probable demand. Ark-Mo said by the time the Missouri PSC calls the case for hearing, it will he able to show what size distribution lines are planned and approximate construction costs. Arkansas cities which have granted franchises to the utility are Blytheville, Leachville, Osceola Wilson. PiRgoU and Rrrlor. Omp- bcll and Portajzcvlllc, Mo., have yet to vol« on the l&sut. Naval sources here figure that perhaps a third of this school of submarines are the new Snorkels. Although the 800 total estimate is numerically big, there is no present evidence that it comprises anything like a balanced naval force. Those studying the situation believe many of these vessels fire small craft of various types and that certainly nothing bigger than cruisers are in the nrca. So far as can be determined, the Russian navy still possesses no aircraft carriers. Landing Craft Total Unknown One unknown factor seems to be how many of the smaller Soviet vessels may be landing craft types that could be used in emergency for an amphibious operation 'Hie presence in the Far East ol any sizeable number of landing craft coutd be ol grave concern to American forces. They could be used to provide nn amphibious "lift* for Nor'.h Korean flanking operations down the South Korean cons lines. Or they might some day he used In an attempted operation against the American defense has .ion In Japan, should Russia an he United States fall into gloves off war. However, it is the Russian sub marine force that Is drawing tnos U.S. attention. As deployed, the Red sub fleet i: the Far East stems to have as U main job the potential duty of cut titig the Asiatic-Indonesian lift'lln along which the United State would send help in event of genera war m the Orient. Used for Reconnaissance An almost equally Important mis sion is to carry on reconnalssanc of American and British naval shl transport ship and air movemen In the Western Pacific and the In land seas bordrrlne Eastern Asia. If there have been any sightini of tu&picioui act ion a by Russia ibmarines in those waters, the entagon has kept it secret. The Red Navy apparently is bus- is its Far East subrnarine fleet at number of ports, rather Lhnn :w major ports, in the Sovict-con- ollcd areas. The reason for this may ADVANCE AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS, Korea, July 13. (Al')—Communist North Korean troops started two licnvy attacks about 10 a.m. today with about two divisions against South Korean forces in the central peninsula urea, a lica<U|uarlurs spokesman said. Meanwhile the American sector was vory quiet while the Red Koreans shifted Ih.-iV •attack weight to the South Koreans on two flanks. The spokesman said Australian' nd American planes worked over lie new nltack area from down o dusk and added they would rc- ew their strikes nt dawn totnor- ow. The South Koreans were forced to give up some ground "but. not lurch." lie said. Chochiwon. abandoned by the Americans yesterday, was hit, by B26s carrying six tons of bombs late today. Their specific targets were cd tanX.s atid a broad road junc- .lon In the town. Far to the liorlhcust. the rteds Bridged the Han River at. Tall- vanR and setit at least one division, willi artillery, to cut the key rail : line from (lie Southeast Korean \ port of Pnsau to Tacjon, 13 miles ' south of the Kum River line. "Continue t.j Withdraw" General MacArthur, in a coni- mnniriue covering developments reported earlier in front line dis- [mtchc.s, .sultl American and South Korean forces "continued to withdraw before numerically .superior forces lo take nn defenses behind prepared positions and natural barriers." He apparently referred lo the withdrawn! south of tlie Kum. Spokesman at the front stild earlier U, S. troops had blasted several bridges over the strategic stream. MacArthur's headquarters also announced Thursday night thai Atnerlcrm lokses to rial* have been 42 killed, 190 wounded and 256 missing. "losses sustained by the American forces have been greatly exaggerated in press reports from the front," *the statement said. It reported casualties of the "lost battalion" as two killed, seven wounded, 12 missing. Picture Distorted "Individual wounded or mentally shocked have gU'en a completely distorted" picture, headquarters said. "American grinmd units in Korea UNITED NATIONS FI*AG. ht blue, emblazoned In white with the UN's emblem of a world between olive branches. arc fighting one of the most skillful nnd heroic holding nnd rear guard actions In history," the sla- .cment said, adding: "Casualties Inflicted on the en- enemy's relatively superiority it . . . cacli day we reduce the enrny's relative superiority In nuin rs and weapons." Hurled back by North Korea's Red horde, weary doughboys dug in on the Kum Rivera south bank for a new defense- They had a new commander, Lt. Gen- Walton H. Walker, veteran Lank fighter of World War IT. The front was relatively n"lct- Prcsumably tbc North Koreans were regrouping for an assault across the vital Kum, lost natural barrier In South Korea. Allied warplanes pounded transport, and supply routes north of the river throu- Sce KOHEA on Page X New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco H7 3-4 ictated cnll'"''' by strategy. The i.spnrsal probably is caused In part y the fact that harbor facilities re limited al any one port. . Annconrla Copper he lBcth Slccl N. O. Cotton uly . Oct. . Jcc." , Mar. May Open High Low Close . 3610 36C8 "3608 3610 . 3595 3618 S5D1 3598 . 3Ktt 3615 3582 3M4 . 35SJ) 3610 . 3^82 3W7 Chrysler Coca Co]a ............... Gen Elcclric ............ Gen Motors ............. Montgomery Wnrcl ....... N Y , .. . ....... Int Harvester .......... . J C Penney ............. Republic Slccl ........... Radio .......... Socony Vacuum ......... ' Slmlcbakcr ........... ! Standard of N J ......... I -Scar.s ......... .......... i Packard By HUSSKI.r, Bit INKS (Aswivl ilfil J'rtss Tokyo Hureau Chlcl) (Representing Ihe Allied Press) TOKYO, July 13. (AI')—Ncorly 50 13-29 Superfortresses plastered a key North Korean military tai-gol with 50 tons of bombs today in the mighlicsl single air blow of the Korean campaign. The mission inaugurated injiss precision hombinjf by two tfroiipsi of Supcrforls rushed here from their U. S. West Coast bases. World Wnr n trained crews [lew Ihe four cngincrt bombers from two Fur Eastern bnses through rain anil mist for the largest mass foray or Die campaign. The target. was a railroad center north of (lie 38th parallel. All of the plnncs and ll\elr eager, youthful veterans returned safely without meeting op|x>sition on tho daylight raid. It look exactly eight days to deliver llils new punch—from th» date overseas orders were first delivered to the release of bomb bays. In lhat lime Iho men, their planes iind moat of their equipment were novcd 8,000 miles and prepared for air bloxv that meant a round trip of more than 1,500 miles. Will Jolt "Uncle .I, ie " Air officers .said this proved the speed with which strategic bo.-nh- ing assignment could be carried out throughout the world. One of the aircraft commanders, U. James T. Patrick of Carnation, Wash., saiil it differently: "This will make Uncle Joe sit up and take notice." I was in Patrick's plane on an an- signment representing the combined allied press. But a tew miles after grunting our plane—and its 20,000 pounds of bombs—off lha ground; we had lo turn back with . a faulty motor. The remainder of the sleek bombers made n 'perfect bver.water rendezvous and rejen-scd their bombs at 11:02 a.m. Japan daylight time Thursday' (7:02 p.m., C.S.T. Wednesday through mist so thic!; that ladar was used to sight the target. MaJ. Gen. E m m e 1 1 (Rosy) O'Donnell directed tills first mis-- on of his new command, the Far ast Domber Command (Provisiun- I). The 43-year-old two atflr gcn- ral, once n West Point football oacli, led 'the first World W&r It 1-2!) raid on Japan. Mosl Are Combat Vet* About CO per cent of the men In is new command are combat tost^ d, veterans of thunderous pattern ombing missions from Germany o Japan. They were geared for battle today with alert, confident eag- rncss. 'I wish they had forgoUcn my lame this time," said Staff Sgt. William M. Kofmchl, Spokane, Wash., tail gunner on our abortive light and veteran of the European ir war, "But mcbbc itV bettei to ;ct It over with now instead of get- Ing pushed around all the time like we've been doing." Flint O. Dupre. PEAK public in- :ormatlon olliccr. saltl that over Ihe target area the weather closed in tightly ttiat his aircraft com- nandcr. Lt. Norman B. Haiiiiiiijway, Miami, Fla., had to climb 503 Icet be sure of avoiding his wing plane, The bombers were skittish, eich was loaded with 10 toti-s of explosives, and precision flying as weil ns precision bombing was e c seiulal, Sec ItAII) on race 3 WASHINGTON. July 13. (A 1 )— President Trnmim's order io hoist Ihe United N'alions (lair In Korra puses Ihi.s tricky qutslinn for Gen. Douglas MacArthur. supreme com- niamler of Hie U.N'. forces In Ihe Far Kasl: Which fhij; Miiill have precedence—Ihe Slars and Stripes 1 nt Ihe l/nllrll Slate*, or tlie rine- worfttl banner tit the International organisation? The I-resliIcnt said Hie U.N. (la* alnmlil be displayed "concurrently wllh Mags of various nations par- lk-ipalEtiK. 1 '.!liit nr-Uher this country nor Ihe United N'alions per- mlls Its Mag t<> he flow In a subordinate position. In 1942, before the UN. Has set up, Congress ruled lhat "no other flajt or pennant should he. plur.ed above nr, if nn Uic same level, (o Ihe right of Ine flag of Die United States of America." The II.N. Issued lids order in ISII: "The flay of Ihn United Nations shall not be subordinated to any olher dap." 3588 3Mlb(u S Steel 3582 3585 ' Southern Pacific ... . 30 3-8 37 1-1 r,:t 5-8 120 -II 7-8 Tl 3-1 •13 312 1-2 2:> 7-8 55 33 3-1 15 5-8 19 W, 3-8 7fl . 41 1-8 3 1-2 . 32 3-8 55 7-8 Woman, Badly Hurt When Hit by Truck Mrs. Thelma Ncwherry. about 39, of the iralt Moon community, la In a'serious condition nt Walls Hospital today suffcrinR from injuries received last night when she was struck by a half-ton truck on Highway fil one mile north of o.sccola: Mrs. Newbcrry received multiple fractures to the left leg, cuts ruu brujscs about the body and possible head injuries. An nltcmlanl at th< hospital said this morning that sh< spent a "fair night" East night hu her condition was serious. According to State Trooper Don Walker, who with Slate Troope George Trwln investigated the ac cldcnt, Mrs, Newbcrry stepped from behind a 10-ton trailer truck, fron which she had alighted, dircctl> Into the path of a nick-up truH driven by Clarence Oiinii ol Oscc ula. Trooper Walker salri that th trailer truck, driven by Clarenc Gordon of Webb City. Mo., startc to pull away from Its parking ptac on the roadside after the womai stepped out and apparently blockc' the woman's view. The accident occurred In fron of the home of Mrs. Nctvberry's sis ter-in-law. Mrs. Frank Uoozy. No charges have been filed asains either Mr. Cmnn or the driver i the trailer truck pending furth investigation of the accident. Troop er Walker said. New York July . Oct . Dec. . Mar. . May . O-icn Hi?h Low 3C52 ?687 3598 3601 3629 3G01 350B 3624 3596 3618 3MO 3613 3596 3592 3530 3G12 3653 3C03 3593 Sovheons CHICAGO, beans: July 13. r,i>i — Soy- High Low Close JlV" 3.27 3.19 S^o-S -2fi N'ov 2.51'i 245'i 2.47",-!.; Jan . 2.53'i 2.48 2.4935-50 .... 2.55\-2,501i 2.52'! $92,000 Spent to Combat Polio In Missco Nincty-to-o thousand dollars. That^-ln round figures—Is approximately what lias been spent by the Natlnnal Infantile Paralysis Foundation and its Mississippi County chapter tor trcal- ment of county polio pallents during Ihe past 12 months. That was the report of Arthur S (Todd) Harrison, chairman of the county chapter, to members of the Blytheville Ktwanls Club yesterday. Mr. Harrison, along with Miss Mary Craig, physical thcripist in charge of the out-patient polio clinic here, spoke briefly to members of the Kiwanls Club as Ihe cluh mapped its plans for spearheading the drive to llnancc it- location of the out-patient clinic. The clinic is to he moved from its present location at Ihe fairgrounds to a new home on the Court House lawn and the K'l- wanlans have accepted as a project the raising of funds to finance tlie move and to emiip letter the clinic. S«!l.MO In Grants "In addition to the approximate $11,000 received by the county group as Its part of the annual infantile paralysis drive in Mississippi County, we have received approximately 489,000 In grants from the national foundation. This has been expended In our work with epidemic patients. At present Ihe county chapter has approximately 48,000 In the bank which mnkci a total of 592.0(10 spent In this county since the outbreak of last year's epidemic," Mr. Harrison said. And Mr. Harrison stated he expected the total amount of grants from the national foundation lo tlie county to reach S100.000 by the end of the year. If It doc.s, that would make a total of $103,000 spent on county cases in an 18-month period. Miss Crafg told the Klwanians of the work that U being done by her clinic. It is In her clinic that victims of polio given advanced treatment, ft is here lhat those left crippled by the disease ar« fitted with crutches and braces and Icarn to use their limbs again. 50 Children Treated "At present approximately 30 children are given regular treatments In my clinic." she said. "I have 10 other patients who receive periodic treatment and 10 olhers mildly crippled." That makes a Iot3l of 70 of the 150- odd persons stricken with the disease during the 19M epidemic using the facilities of the clinic. Roscoe Crafton, serving as cochairman of the Ki'vanians' project, reported on the progress ol the drive to late and appointed a finance committee to be In charge of raising Ihe $3,500 that will be See ,'OLIO »n F»ge 3

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