The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 12, 1956 · Page 14
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PUUJB FOUKTB1K f 10 Million BLTTHETILLE (ARK.) Quacks and Cults Prosper With Fake Cancer Cures By DOUGLAS LARSEN NBA SUM Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) — An unholy alliance between promoters of quack cancer W r«rndf^ religious cull"leaders has helped build a 510,000,000-per-year racket in the U ' S ' The most tragic cancer victim of all, the person who has lost hope of being ^cured by legitimate teeatment, has become one of the chief victims of tius depraved combine. "Cancer auacks and religious able to prosecute either the "heal- cancer quacip. >mu _ B^^ ^ ^ ^ distributor because of the difficulty of preparing an airtight case. In the past these quacks have produced witnesses in court who swear they've been cured by the treatments. Investigations later reveal that these persons either never had cance- or they had been cured by other, legitimate treatment. • *. » Dr. Gordon A. Granger, an PDA official reveals that a "Christian medical" organization in Detroit is under investigation. "The organization is composed of a board of trustees, all of whom are preachers, or at least so term themselves, of various cults," he reports. He says that the group took over distribution of the cancer "cures" first developed by a William Fred fefcec are natural partners," says * spokesman for the U. S. Pood and Drug Administration. "The distraught cancer victim who loses hope is easy prey for cultists and quacks selling false hopes," he explains. So-called faith hsi;;rs have discovered that they can mulct victims for extra thousands of dollars with fake medicines as a tie-m sale with the faith. "No quack is a perfect quack without a pretense of religion," is a>e way Oliver Field, chief investigator for the American Medical Association, sums up this development. The AMA is now investigating more than 1,000 reports of cancer quackery in the D. S. A typical case from the files of the FDA concerns an elderly man who was diagnosed by reputable doctors as having incurable cancer of the stomach. However, a relative talked him fato visiting one of the fake laith healers with the powerful argument, "What have you got to lose?" Without a pretense of an examination the healer .assured the elderly man that he could be cured. But he had to take a special medicine which cost $600 for a few ounces, as well as come back for regular treatments at a high fee, the man was told. Before the man died from his cancer he had paid out practically his life oultist. savings to this quack. . A probe by FDA revealed that the "medicine" was distilled water. The faith healer learned his selling technique at a national seminar last year sponsored by the dis- tributers of the stuff. . Unfortunately DFA has not been erick Koch, who went to South America after legal action was taken against him by the. U. S. One of Koch's remedies, glyoxil- ide was said to be distilled water. One of the most aggressive "practitioners" claiming to "cure" patients by unorthodox methods is a man who has been making headlines since 1926, reports Dr. Charles S. Cameron, director of the American Cancer Society. • * • He first ran an Institute at Taylorville, 111., then other clinics in Dallas, Texas; now one in Pennsylvania, Dr. Cameron says. PDA also has under investigation clinics at Pittsburgh and Denver and dozens of other organizations and individuals in connection with "unorthodox" cancer treatments. But in its zeaj to protect U. S. citizens from qauck cancer cures, FDA is not overlooking any possible new cures being developed by reliable researchers. . For example, it recently began extensive research on 200 new drugs which hold some promise of being able to help cancer victims. Studies will be made with animals before any of these substances are tried on humans. BusettoGet- Hostesses SANTA MONICA, Calif. (IP) — Hostesses have been proposed for the city express buses when service starts to Los Angeles. Transportation superintendent William Parell said the uniformed hostesses would assist children and elderly persons, give schedule information and point out interesting spots along the route. The city council is exnected to study Parell's proposal. WARNING ORDEE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Sewer Improvement District No B of Blytheville, Ark. ei al, Pltf. vs. No. 4,861 Ed Rogers, Dft. The defendant, Ed Rogers, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff,' Sewer Improvement District No. 6 oi Blytheville, Arkansas, and City of Blytheville, Arkansas. Dated this 25th day of February, 1956. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Marcus Evard, Atty. for Pltfs. 2/27-3/5-12-19 MONDAY, MARCH II, Shaia Quads Start Fourth Day of Life Well but Hungry QUIETER, PLEASE—Ann Grabowski is using a truly sound method of baking a cake in Richland, Wash. She's mixing cake batter in an anti-echo chamber during an acoustics study to make life easier on the eardrum. The study Is being conducted by General Electric to develop an electronic device to measure the sound-power output of electric appliances, like the mixer being used above. Sound-power rating is comparable to the light output of a light bulb. - . Body of Missing Teen-Aged Girl Found; Youth Is Held KAUKAUNA, Wis. UTi — The bludgeoned body of Theresa Van Der Horst, 18, a senior at Kaukauna High School who had been missing from her home for two nights, was found yesterday in the basement of a neighbor's house. Dist. Atty. Fred Froehlich said Michael McCormick, 17, a junior at the high school, was held without charge. Froelich said McCormick admitted in an oral statement that he had beaten the girl on the head with a brass shell case and stuffed her body in an alcove in the basement. The district attorney said McCormick rela'-d that he and the girl met in the basement Friday night. She told him she was pregnant and threatened to tell his parents that he was responsible if he did not run away and marry her, Froelich quoted McCormick -- saying. County Coroner Bernard H. Kemps said a preliminary autopsy report indicated the girl died of suffocation. He said her wind pipe was kinked, cutting off air, when she was placed unconscious in the 20- inch-wide alcove. Dr. Emory Strauser, Neenah pathologist who made the report, said he found two small wounds on her throat. He said they were not the cause of death. The girl's body was found in the home of Mrs. Angela McCormick, the boy's grandmother. The discovery was made by Police Chief Harold Engerson, who had been leading the search for the girl since she was reported missing: by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Van Der Horst. Engerson quoted Mrs. McCormick as saying she knew nothing of the tragedy. Miracle Saved Lavada Miracle RICHMOND, Va. If) — The na tion's littlest celebrities, the Shaia quadruplet*, have started their third day of life with surprisingly good health but no names and terribly empty stomachs. The quads—all girls—were born Saturday to Mrs. Richard Shaia, "" wile of a Richmond restaurant owner. Physicians at St. Luke's Hospital said today, "They're looking better all the time." Born more than a month premature, the quads weighed a total of only 16 pounds 3'A ounces. They were placed in two double incubators. "Everything is going particularly well," said Dr. Carolyn McCue, the pediatrician who watched over the tiny babies constantly. Home Bank Is Rescued — MEDFORD, Mass. W)—Albert Goodrich, 86, showed much more concern for his burning mattress than for his 6wn safety when police rescued him from his blazing apartment over his screaming protests. When he got to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, police learned the reason for his protests. He had $100 hidden in the mattress. They returned to the scene of the fire and found the mattress, which had been thrown into the yard, with the $100 intact. Read Courier News Classified Ads FEAR 4ny Cough Whoi » cough starts begin using Crcomulsion quick for soothing, relaxing, phlegm loosening help. You 11 like iS results better than other medi- -cine or druggist refunds your money No narcotics. Pleasant to take. CREOMUI.SION Cwtl. OMt C.I* tart. B.o.cblt,, PINKY LEE'S Weatherbird Shoes Fir Correctly. H E U E R ' 5 The identical quads get their first nourishment today — a sugar and water mixture. Barring adverse reactions, i-egular formula feeding will begin. As to names, Papa Shaia planned to confer with Mama Shaia before deciding. Shaia, 30, and Mrs. Shaia have five other children, 2 to 9. "We've gotta talk it over. These are very special kids," remarked Shaia. "They ought to have very special names." The attending physician, Dr. William Hughes Evans, said the quadruplet births. «%re "perfectly normal" and that the mother came through her ordeal "very nicely." The babies were delivered hi 1* minutes. OKLAHOMA CITY (fl-A TO-c*T Rock Island freight train and a pickup truck collided 2» milei cut Troopers said the driver of tho truck was not seriously injured. They said It was a miracle. It wa«. Lavada Fern Miracle, M, Miawes* 'she was driving, to University Hospital where she is a practical nurse. That's where they took her. they took her. 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