Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 18, 1952 · Page 10
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THE REGISTER-NEWS - MT VERNON, ILLINOiS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1952 Peter Ed^on Washington Column BcMtaVn Quick Recovery Points Up Varuo of Early t: Cancer Treatment ^ By PETEK EDSON U/ASHINGTON—(NEA) — Gen. >^ Iloyt S. Vandenberg's return to duty as Air '^orcc chief of staff f being cited by surgical author- ics as a sti-iking example of the value of early detection and ^catment of cancer, f General Vandenljcrg's alxlomin- »1 cancer was discovered during the course of a routine physical anamination in connection with his reappointment 1o a 14 -TTionth term as cliief of staff. He did not dollapse on the job, as was reported at the time. Me undcrv \'Gnt a really rugged operation in early May. The can- Ocr was completely removed. A ttUle over three months later he V^as able to return to duty, is Clinically, he is today con- i^idercd perfectly well. He looks ftke a million dollars, as he al- i *ays did, and his doctors say there is no question about his feeing able to complete his current tprm of duty. By that time he will ^ eligible for retirement from tile 'Air Force after 30 years of service, though he will be only 55 years of age. Officers Wcro liixainhied Annuiiily i Right after World War II, the fcmed services instituted annual fJhysical examinations for all of filcers, as routine procedure. I picked up a number of cases of gancer in the lower abdomen, similar to General Vandenberg's. > A well-trained specialist can easily detect cancer even in its iearliest stages. This early discovery is considered one of the most important aspects of prompt •treatment. Doctors say this is the point which should be fully understood by the general public. '> Surgical removal of these can "cars, like General Vandenberg's ivas first done in 1902, so it is ,fiot a new treatment. J:: There is one record reported in ipiedical journals of 80 such operations performed by Dr. Lloyd G. Lewis of Washington, who operated on General Vandenberg. Of 40 cases in which the can •eer was discovered early, 36 are alive today, five years after treat- ;ment. Of the other 40 cases, in vivhich the spread of the cancer Svas more extensive because of Jater discovery, 16 are alive today. Cancer can never be said to he •completely cured, because it tends Ito spread. The . chances of com- ;:plete recovery in people under 60 ^ire said to be less than in older •people. But more cancers could •jpe cured if people had annual jphysical examinations, w h ic h Hvould result in the earliest possible detection., Getting this point across to the public so that cancer could be clearly understood, instead of feared and shunned as something that should not be mentioned, is considered a service to doctors and their patients alike. The armed services had to abandon their annual physical examinations when their doctor shortages became acute. Officers and enlisted personnel are e.xamined now only when they report for sick call, or when they are up for promotion. Free Bucket of Golf Balls Former Attorney General J. Howard McGrath has opened a golf driving range outside'of Providence, R. I. Washington vacation­ ists who have been u{f in that area repori they have seen the former A. G. on the job promoting his new enterprise. And as a special concession to old friends, he will pass out a bucket of balls free. Justice Purge Leaves Baldridge Only one of the formei top Justice Department officials seems fairly sure of holding his present position undc. the cleanup purge by the new attorney general, John Patrick IMcGranery of Pennsylvania. He is Holmes Baldridge, a career man in the department. Baldridge was formerly iti (he anti-trust division, but now lieads the claims division. He had to defend the president's steel industry seizure before the Supreme Court, but the fact that he lost that hopeless case is not held against him. Murder Puts New Light On Case The murder of Joiinn\ .Airopo- lis. New York Teamsters' Union leader, may provide the opening wedge for an anti-trust suit against a labor organization. For years Department of Justice has wanted to start action against some of the big labor union monopolies for their actions in restraint of trade. But U. S. attorneys have always been blocked in such actions because the unions were considered exempt from anti-trust prosecution. Introduction of a murder and racketeering angle into the New York teamsters' case puts a different aspect on the situation. Air E.vperts Speculate On Crash Aviation e.xperts in Washington are extremely interested in reports and newsreel pictures on the explosion in mid-air of the DH-110 supersonic plane flown by the famous test pilot, John Derry, at a Farnborough, England, air show. The full story will be told only in the official investigation reports. But in the meantime, speculation discounts the report that .OOK-ALIKES— Examining a piece of Mexican sculpture, Prince Filliam of Sweden unconsciously takes on the stare-eyed expres- fx>n of the ancient carving. The sculpture was an exhibit at the Mexican Exhibition in Stockholm. the plane exploded as it crossed the sonic barrier. Furthermore, the "boom" heaird on the sound track of tlie newsreel is believed to have come not from the explosion of the plane, but from the shock of the sound v\aves set up by the plane as these waves hit the earth. This is a phenonomen familiar to everyone around Wright Field, O., and other air bases where high speed planes are tested. As the planes come out of power dives and le\el off, the sound waves travel on in straight lines till they bounce against the earth. That makes the boom. In the case of the DH-110 flown by Derry, he had taken his plane some eight miles up to start his dive. These planes can go through all sorts of maneuvers in the stratosphere without damage. It is when they maneuver at - lower levels, where the atmosphere is thicker and heavi that they get into trouble. It is like the difference between sho\ing your fist into a pail of water and trying to shove it through a brick wall. Derry apparently pulled out of his power dive and leveled off at about 1500 feet over the crowd. He may have been crowding his plane to put on a good show. This extra strain in the lower atmosphere 'may ha\e been more than the plane could take, according to speculation among aeronautical scientists in Washington. TH.AXKSGIVING The first Thanksgiving Day was observed by the Pilgi-ims on Dec. 21, 1621. President Lincoln proclaimed the fourth Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day and other E«-esidents have followed the custom since, with the e.xceiv tion of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who twice attempted to switch it to the third Thursdav. FALSE TEETH Thof Loosen Need Not Embarrass Man? wearers ol rats teeJth have suffered real emtjarrassmeu- because theii plate dropped, slipped or wobbled at just the wrong time Do no' live in fear of this happening to vou Just sprinkle a little PASTEETH the alkaline (non-acid'' powder on your plates. Holds false teeth more firm ly 50 they feel more conrfortable Does not sour Checks "plate odor" (denture breath) Get PASTEETH a \ny drug store. NEW MERCHANDISE JUST ARRIVED! COME IN—SHOP THESE SPECIALS AND SAVE BRASS FITTINGS — COPPER TUBING — SEPTIC TANKS PLUMBING - Bath Ensembles Reg. f 37.50 R^g- «2 '00 ^, Stool Now $22.00 Loratory Now $18.00 Beff. 979.00 Both Tub, 5 Ft. Reg. $59.95 Now $48.95 Shower Stalls Now $36.00 sn Sink—Cost Iron, 32x21, Double Basin, Reg. $39.00 Volue $21.50 54" Youngstown Cabinet Sink—Reg. $169.00 Value, Now $95.00 Electric Woter Heaters—10 Yr. Guarantee, 30 Gal $86.00 DOUBLE DRAIN TUBS - ^8 Special $11.95 LUMBER PLYWOOt— Va "-5 /i "-K2"-3 /a" 25% to 50% DISCOUNT OARAGI DOORS (Strond) ,*^*>«" " ^ItH "'J »/ o' w • * J. $5.50 each (\Vhlte Pine) Just Arrived! CHROME OFFICE CHAIRS Regular $49.00 w PAINTS Kem-Glo Enamel, Reg. $7.29 $1.99 Got. Linseed Oil $2.19 Per Gal. Spar Vornlsh $2.99 Per Gal. Thinner 98c Gol. FLOOR COVERING 59* 54" Congowall Reg. 69c 07 Per Running ¥t Gold Seal Congoleum Gold Seal Rugs, 9x12 ELECTRIC RANGES Full Size - Fully Automatic $ 4 ^ AQQ Value $269.00 .....NOW | J # GAS RANGES HARDWICK $^ JOO TAfPjN $| ffOO Full Size Range Full Size Range FREE BOTTLE GAS HOOK.UP BUILDERS BROKERAGE AND RAILROAD SALVAGE mi PARKING IN REAR 1107 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, III. — Phone 704 JUST ARRIVED! WACONA SORGHUM • STORES SERVE YOU BETTER FOOD VALUES 29 Soft Fine Quality Roll Pure Cane SUGAR A An Maxwell House 10" 99 COFFEE Lb. 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