The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 29, 1955
Page 7
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 19W BLTTHEYTLLE (ARK.V COUNTER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Sewage Systems, Industries Add to Nation s Water Woes By ROGER D. GREENE WASHINGTON (AP) — Pollution of U. S. rivers, lakes and harbors is spreading an evil and potentially dangerous blight upon the American scene. Countless cities and towns flush their raw, Untreated sewage "into once beautiful streams. Nearly 11,000 industrial plants spew millions of tons of poisonous, corrosive chemicals into the water we drink and brush our teeth with. Many cities, such as, Los Angeles, have closed down their bathing beaches at times because of pollution. In some areas pollution-stained waters have brought industrial expansion to a virtual halt, Here, as seen by a panel of sanitation experts who insisted on anonymity, are the nation's "10 most polluted cities"—that U. metropolitan areas where pollution is A major problem. 1. Pittsburgh—Has voted bond issue for treatment works. 2. St. Louis — No sewage treatment. -3. Miami—Putting- in big sewage treatment and ocean .outfall plant, 4. Kansas City. 5. Omaha—Malting progress toward c-^cnup. 6. Seattle. 7. Nev York-New Jersey area. 8. Washington, D.C. 9. Charleston, W.Va. CKanawha Valley area). JO. Youngstown, Ohio (Mahoning River area). Safe to Drink Scientists say even our "secondhand" water—fouled by sewage and recaptured to be used again— is generally safe to drink after going through modern water purii fication plants. But 31 million Americans live in cities with no water treatment facilities at all. Federal health authorities today are gravely concerned about long- range effects .on human health stemming from the vast influx of noxious industrial wastes into the nation's waterways. Says Mark D. Hollis, chief sanitary engineer of the Health, Education and Welfare Department: "The whole problem in sewage tieatment in the past was to break down organic waste. Now in the last 16 years we've got 700.000 new synthetic chemicals—plastics snd so on—and they have changed the nature of waste. "What is the effect on human health? We just don't know. We] don't get any immediate acute j effects, but we must look to the' potential long-range dangers. j "What happens is that you put; * lot of these chemicals in streams; and they react on one another.; The result, in effect, is that our ; streams have become a giant t«s;: :ube for what is taking place." ; Right now a red-hot controvery | is brewing over detergems. What; i* happening to our lakes and' dreams as R result of waste water' Meeped with the 2'_i billion pounds of household synthetic detergents sold to American housewives annually? Gum Up Works Some health authorities contend that chemicals found in common synthetic household deter-: gnnw- cause frothing and otherwise; gum up the works at water treat-i ment and sewage plants, thereby' impeding the purification process. ; To which the industry replies: "Nonsense!" or, "Prove it." Nevertheless, there have been frequent though scattered reports of interference with normal treatment processes in which detergents were named as the suspeci. The American Water Works Assn. Journal says a blanket of detergent laden foam 12 to 24 inches thick covered the 700-feet- wide Ohio River from shore to shore at Wheeling, W.Va., in December 1953 when heavy rains followed a prolonged dry spell. A sample of the foam, submitted to the Pennsylvania Health Department, was found to contain 3,800 parts per million of synthetic detergent. Slowly awakening to the menace of foul water, more than 32 states have now enacted antipollutlon legislation, and many towns and industries have been ordered to clean up. They are beginning to realize that pollution deprives them of badly needed water in recurring" times of drought. Next: The Quest for Xew Water Chicago Police Seek Slayer Of Greenlease Money Suspect d Fret Watermelon MINEOLA,' Tex. (/f)— During the annual watermelon festival this year, 5,000 slices were passed out •, frefi. Police and boy scouts flagged | moiorists and served them. j Read Courier News Classified A as. NOBODY HERE BUT US SQUIRRELS-Only an empty park; in Janesville, Wis., greeted the opening campaign speech oMipw- ard Boyiei Jr. The Milwaukee attorney, opposing Republican Sen Alexander Wiley in Wisconsin, went on with his speech and had four listeners after 45 minutes. Boyle said, "I'll keep on fiihting even if I end up talking only to the squirrels in the parks. To Sell — To Buy REAL ESTATE TERRY PO-2-2381 Try a Texaco Service Station First Call Us For Your Cotton Picker and Spindle Oils We can supply You with the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL We deliver anywhere in Mississippi County BOB LOGAN YOUR TEXACO MAN BlytheviHe Phone 3-3391 Joiner Phone 2421 CHICAGO ifi — Police hunted yesterday for the slayer of Michael de Slefano, 47-year-old ex-convict who police say may have been j implicated in passing Greenlease ' ransom money. De Stefano was, found shot to death Tuesday in the trunk of his expensive automobile a few blocks from his west side home. He had been shot five times. Police estimated he had been dead 12 to 15 hours when his body was found after an anonymous ' caller told police to go to the scene. The absence of blood in the car trunk, police said, indicated De Stefano had been shot elsewhere, then stuffed in the car trunk. De Siefano was an associate of Doniinlck Christiana, 37, also a former convict, who was slain in gang style on U. S. 3 ; ^QN Sept. 18. ChrLitiano, 37, was shot six times by assassins who etched a dollar sign with bullets in the victim's bnck. Chicago police said both men had been under Investigation by the FBI in connection with the Greenlease ransom money. The FBI declined comment. About 50 of the bills from the ransom sum have turned, up in! the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Police said De Stefano was a j member of the notorious old west' side 42 gang some 25 years ago. In 1934 .he and his brother, Frank., were' sentenced to prison terms of 14 to 40 ye«rs for robbing a bank at Mauston. Wis. He served more ian 10 years and in 1944 was; turned over to Illinois authorities I to serve a sentence at JoHei penitentiary for setting fire to a police] squad car. He was released in; 1947. i De Siefano. the father of three j ! unall children, had been employed! its a laborer in the city bureau of- I electricity since 1949. ] Roods Wonted DETROIT UPj—Metropolitan Def troit will need 200 miles of expressways to handle the traffic that can be expected in 1980, says an expert after a two-year study of driving j habits here. "He is Dr. 3. Douglas j Carroll Jr., of the University of Michigan, and he said the cost would = be a billion dollars. If it's A Used Combine You Wont We Have It! < Allls-Chllnwn Full-type W/Grain Bin J35« and ip 3 CMC Pull-Trpc H/Gnin Bin onlj KM and ip I Massejr-Hami Clipper W/Molor and Grain Bin 1750.M A!M> we have International, Case and Maccey-Harri* Self-Propelled ComK.nei trom $1500. SEE L ; S BEFORE YOU BIT 61 IMPLEMENT COMPANY •"The Farmers Home of Satisfaction" N. 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