The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 9, 1954 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 9, 1954
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PACK TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1954 The Cigarette Controversy Medical Authorities Disagree On III Effects of Tobacco EOITOH'S NOTE — Few research problems of modem time* hir« captared the public Interell mow than the current learch f« u auwtr to this question: ti cigarette imoklnf a iiibitantlal hnird lo health? The interest Is justified, for the stakes >re high. Here is a concise summary of what in Involved, the first of four ilrnMcant artlclM on MM clfa- rettc eontrorertT' By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE AP Science Reporter NEW YORK (AP) — The great cigarette controversy is flaming hotter. It has millions of Americans puzzled or confused, and many frightened. Are cigarettes really dangerous? Should YOU stop smoking? It finds the house of science and medicine divided. Some authorities frankly call cigarettes a major factor In causing human cancer, especially lung cancer, and say they are bad for your heart. But others, equally prominent, say the case against cigarettes is by no means proved. It finds many hundreds of thousands of dollars being poured Into research to find the answer, or answers. That fact could produce great boohs for all of us, for the research will dig deep Into some biological mysteries. What is learned could turn up vital links about the cause, control or treatment of cancer, heart disease or possibly other health matters, quite aside from its effect In the cigarette controversy. The controversy finds unknown thousands of men and women giving up cigarettes, or trying to, or thinking they should. Human health is one stake in the controversy: Are cigarettes harmless, bad, or somewhere in between? Human enjoyment is another: Most smoKers enjoy their smoking. The tobacco Industry — the big and small growers and manufacturers and processors, .middlemen, wholesalers, retailors, vending machine operators and many others —owes its livelihood to tobacco. Governments derive much revenue from tobacco taxes. Science and medicine have a stake. Should a reputable scientist disclose his findings which lead him to suspect hazards In smoking, or anything else? Or should he wait until he has definite proof? If he is proved wrong after his early announcement, will people accuse him of scare mongcring. or lose faith in scientific research? If he is proved right after deciding not to xvarn the public would people accuse him of having shirked his responsibility? The cigarette controversy, like most big public Issues, didn't spring forth overnight. Some 15 years ago, Ur. Alton Ochsner. famous New Orleans surgeon, was reporting observations which led him to believe that cigarette smoking was n cause of lung cancer. Just yesterday Dr. Ochsner published a book, "Smoking and Cancer, a Doctor's Report" (Julian Messner, Inc.) which reviews all the evidence used to Indict cigarettes ae a cause of lung cancer and heart disease. In 1939, an Argentine physician, Dr. A. H. Roffo, reported that tars obtained from tobacco olten could • produce cancer In the skin of rabbits. These and other cepork were mentioned in the news through Iho years, Three Studies In 1950, newspapers headlined stories from a cancer congress In Paris reporting three separate studios, mostly statistical, which linked cigarettes with at least part of an Increase in lung cancer among Americans. The studies were made by Dr. Ochsner, by Let me show you The Beautiful New 1955 IPONTIACI The most Beautiful and Most Powerful Pontiac ever Built! Jimmie Williams I Noble Gill Pontiac i Incorporated VET "PROSPECTS" FOR METAL IN COW—When Spick, seven-year-old cow owned by Fred L Johnson of Provo Utah developed a taste lor iron in her system, she didn't satisfy It by eating raisins Sp'lck went after the metal In Its raw form, ending up with assorted pieces of wire and bolts In her Innards. So, as seen above, Dr. L. W. Jones, veterinarian, locales the scrap iron with the aid of a metal detector similar to that Used by police to see If-a convict has a file inside his underwear. At right, Dr. C. T. Jones gives Spick a shot preparatory to going after the metal^ while Owner Johnson, center, looks on. Doctors Evnrts Graham of St. Louis and Ernest Wyndcr of New York, nnd by Dr. Morton L. Levin nnd associates of Albnny, N.Y. A British study Just n big Inter, by Dr. Richard Doll nnd Prof. A. Bradford Hill, pointing to an association between cigarettes and lung cancer, also was published by American newspapers. But these and other reports coming still Inter seemed to find the American public only mildly Interested. Perhaps many missed the stories. Perhaps it tnkes time mid repetition—In the absence of stark drama—to get rnpt attention. Or perhaps many people wanted .stronger evidence. No doubt some dismissed the reports as another Instance ol cry- Ing "wolf" nt cigarettes. For tobacco has been accused o[ ninny sins in the past—of lending to poverty, of creating mustaches on women, mnklng men sterile, poisoning the unborn babies ol smoking mothers, contributing to tuberculosis. Smoking hns been banned nt some times In a few countries. In Denmark smokers nnd snuffers RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out Repaired Flo Tested Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTIED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS 508 Cl. Uke Avc, Pho. 3-6H8. were once publicly whipped. In Turkey. King Amuriilh once dccrcuri bchetuting lor anyone who smoked. Not unU.1 nbout two ycnrs ago (titl Ihc long-smouldering controversy over clgnrcUe.'i really .start to build up Into the public consciousness. Evidence \vns bolng discovered nnd rediscovered to blame cigarettes for sickness nnd untimely death. So wns evidence to question thai evidence ,or to blnmc other factors for the troubles being attributed to cigarettes. The public was to become the Jury. As such, the public wns to hear a good detil, from both sides. (Tomorrow: The KvidtMic-c) Suggestion Box ROANOKE. Vn. Iff) — Cily Man- nficr Arthur VV. Owens won't bo surprised If hi* pets n .sup^e.stlon about timing In his suggestion bo;x He overlooked his appearance on n radio program known ns "Sup RCStlon Box." and the station had to fill In with recordings. ORDINANCE NO. 555 An ordinance prohibiting the parking of vehicles on Mathews Street between its Intersections with Elm Street on the West and the Frisco Railroad right-of-way on the. East and for other purposes. Dated; 11-4-54, E. R. JACKSON, Mayor Attest:, W, I. MAUN* Oily Clerk. H70/54 LlZ- Some folks think they are a social success when they master the art of saying nasty things In a nice way, CHUA Love Blooms InPemiscot And New Record It Set for Marriages CARUTHSRBVILLE — Thirtyfour marriage llcensu .were IMUCO by Jamei T. Ahem, Pemlscot County recorder of deedi, during the month of October. Mr. Ahern lUted that was the highest number of marriage licenses Issued in a (ingle month thta year. They were iuued to the following: James Miller Blinton »nd Mary Jacqueline Colter, both of Caruthersville. Carl Franklin Grubbs and Evelyn Prances Alexander, both of Caru- thtrsvllle. Carl A. Camden, of Tipton. Ind. and Sarah Baldwin, of Steele. William Ear! Hintoo and Marlene Mallory, both of Memphii. Oscar Hill and Oeraldtae Evans, both of Haytl. Robert Russell, Haytl, and Mae Wooten, of Portagevllle. James Henry Yates and Patty Burden both of Haytl. Hilbert Holmes and Rosetta Thomas, both of Haytl. Cecil Junior and Barbara Allied, both of Wardell. Thoma» Edward Maness and Ellen Louise Chideater, both of Portageville. James Gaskins, of Hayti, and Ann Hollls, of Pascola. William Oipson and Myrtle Parker, both of Carutheraville. Lessle Harris and Annie Collins, Allen, both of Haytl. Jim Taylor of Qulln and Mettle Ford of Caruthersville. Dwane Crafton and Cecile Bivens, both of Portagevilk. Gilbert Martlnex and Tonia Garcia, both of Brownsville, Tex. John F. Maddrle of Hermondale, and ucy E. Jennings of Oobler. Louis Jones, Jr., and Georgia Mat: Allen, both of aHytl. Paulo Rosalez and Carolina Trevino, both of Robstown, Tex. Marvin Newton of Wardell and Mary Hollis of Bragg City. Bobby Joe Bivens and Helen Joyce Arnold, both of Portagevllle Jose Pima nnd Andrea Meza, both of Brownsville, Tex. James Chancy and Carrie Herren. both of Wardell. Cecil Benton of Pfiscola and Mattic Lee Quillion of Hornbeak, Tenn. Dave A. Jean and Nona M. Adnmn, both of Carulhersvllle. Jesse Strong of Wardell, and Mnry Lesure of Hayti. Fidel Lara and Paula Ibarra, both of San Antonio, Tex. John Prcssly Stokes and Rose Naoma Ramsey, both of Blylhevllle. Oscar Almeida, Jr., and Juanita Villarrcal, both of Brownsville, Tex. Billy J. Trccce and Gladys Watt, both of Cnruthersvlllc. Jack Underwood of Bragg City and Lavada Evans of Caruthersville. William Brown of Steele, and Jewell Smith of Bragg Oily. Otis Howell of St. Louis, and Lilllc Ouskins of Hayti. William Gerald Newton of War- deli nnd Sylvia M. Miller of Haytl Cotton now has surpassed even grapes ami citrus fruits as a money crop in California. F/'rst Regional Air Alert Test Held in East WEST CHESTER, Pa. W—A surprise test air alert, the first on a reglonwlde basis since the dlmout days of World War II, summoned civil defense officials to their posts throughout the Middle Atlantic Seaboard area last night. The Eastern Air Defense Command, released the warning — that inemy aircraft had been tracked m an approach to the East Coast. The yellow alert, indicating pos slbillty of an enemy attack by air was flashed from West Chester Region 2 headquarters of the Fed ral Civil Defense Administration Six states and the District of Co HESTER'S 10 00 BEST GRADE Per TON rini Tax on 'I Tom or Morel S. Highway 61 Phone I'Oplar 3-3186 Jock Webb, M.D. Announces the Removal of his offices from the Lynch Building to the new EYE CLINIC 520 W. Main Practice Limited to the Eye and E.N.T. Office Bonn I ta 9 Dill; Except Thursday Afttrnooni and by Appointment SIMPLIFY SHOPPING AND SAVING WITH What do you Need? - Get it fast with a low cost want ad! Thrifty women — and men, too — read our classified ads every day for the best reason in the world: YOU SAVE! ! Want ads in this paper are a market place for everything you want to buy, sell, or swap and — for expert services. . . . Get the classified shopping habit, now. ... we will help you, write the Ad! Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, .except for Monday's paper when ads mutt be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS lumbU were Involved. Tin general public participated In Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and the city of Baltimore. Maryland, outside Baltimore, was not affected. In Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia, only civil defense officials were alerted. An hour and to minutes after the yellow alert, sirens walled out the "red" alert — attack imminent. Fifteen minutes later the all-clear sounded. The purpose of the drill was to test the region's communications setup and alerting procedure. CD officials were told only that the test would come sometime between Monday and Wednesday. In theory, the city of Norfolk was leveled by an atom bomb, "killing" 69,529. "Enemy" aircraft smoke bombs at Richmond at Marlinsville, Va. "If we ever have an enemy attack." one CD spokesman said, "this alert proves we can mobilize In this region within an hour." Regional CD Director J. Oeorgo Bruecttuanii said public cooperation in the venture ranged from "poor to very good." Vocal Wave Lenjth Sounds produced by the human voice usually have a wave length ranging from one to eight feet. Some singers hav> produced sounds with a wave -;th of U feet. 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