The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 8, 1959 · Page 12
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Drugs Making Strides Toward Cancer Cure By PAt MCORADf Sctotee .Editor American Cancer Society Ten years ago, pessimistic scientists said, "No drug will ever cure cancer." Then one scientist after another proved them wrong, Now they'r^*e"uring" many experimental animal cancers with a growing variety of artificial and natural preparations. Treatment must be started soon after the animals are inoculated with cancer, however. The pessimists have admitted. "Yes, they're curing experimental cancers. But they don't count. These are cancers which are transplanted from one animal to another • they don't resemble spontaneous cancers in the slightest." Still Skeptical Now the first spontaneous cancers have been reported cured. About one-half of one series of cancerous dogs and cats with natural cancers were cured—their cancers disappeared following treat ment and no trace of malignancy could be found when the animals died of other causes several years later. In these cases, extracts from treated placenta were injected into the sick animals. Now the skeptics can say that ! what cures cats and dogs prob-j ably won't work in humans. And they may be right, No drug yet has cured cancer in humans. | Only surgery and radiation do jthat; and they are effective usual| ly only on cancers which have not yet spread to distant parts of the body. Nevertheless, a great variety of anti-cancer drugs have been de- 'veloped; and while they do not i cure cancer, they do afford tremendous relief to pain-wracked pa- i tient's. They add months and some- j times comfortable and useful years , to the Hfespan. And occasionally they completely dispel all signs and symptoms of cancer — for a while. How Drugs Work The first solid success against human cancer was achieved by a j Chicago scientist who had noted ;that male hormone made the pro- I state gland of experimental ani- | mals grow. He thought that if he 'somehow could block male hormone in patients with cancer of the prostate he might suppress the growth of the cancer. He was right. Today most men with advanced prostatic cancer can be helped a great deal by removing the testes which pro-; duce male hormone. Or by the! administration of female hormone. Hormones have proved their use-1 lobin HoocT Higher s Protein Richness guarantees better baking! Robin Hood. Flour ] *cmii« c*. fulness in a few other kinds of; cancer — male and female hor-i mones (or the removal of the glands which produce them) for breast cancer. And cortisone, an adrtnal hormone, in leukemia and in breast cancer. Large areas of hormone treatment still lie unexplored. New knowledge of the chemistry of life has opened great vistas for the production of drugs aimed at that extremely vigorous form of life called cancer. 4-H Leaders Session at Farm Week A special 4-H leadership program Tuesday will be part of the University of Minnesota's Farm and Home Week on the St. Paul campus, announces Club Agent Ron Sealh. "The sessions will provide an opportunity for leaders to get acquainted and learn new 4-H techniques and policies. All leaders are invited to attend," says Bernard Beadle, district 4-H club leader at the University of Minnesota and chairman of the 4-H program. A get-acquainted session will start the program in Green Hall at 0:30 a.m. Leonard Harkness, state 4-H club leader at the University of Minnesota, will welcome the group. George Donohue, extension rural sociologist at the University of Minnesota, will speak on "What Makes a 4-H Leader Tick" at 10:15 a.m. A film on camping in Illinois will open the afternoon sessions. A panel discussion on "What's New in 4-H" will follow. Methods in preparing posters, putting up booths and the use of other visual aids will be demonstrated. Leaders are also invited to the noon convocation. Walter C. Alvarez, emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Mayo Foundation will speak on living with your nerves, at 12:10 p.m. in Coffey Hall auditorium. LOOK, NO HANDS CANNELTON, Ind. UP) - Maj. Otis E. Saalman has invented an electrical device that automatically rocks an infant's cradle. He says it works on his own baby, producing sleep in three minutes flat. 12 AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Thuridoy, Jon. 8, 1959 Babson Discusses Health BABSON PARK, Mass. — Every - of my wceklv column kn ;, two things: First, that 1 have just returned from a 20,000-mile trip to Africa; and secondly, that I am not a physician and have not the right to speak with authority on health. 1 have had some rheumatism in my*left leg, and Mrs. Babson has had some bursitis in her shoulder. We have been to nine doctors and all have told us: "Forget it. Almost everyone your age has aches and pains." The ahovo dieters' comment may be (rue; but this Is what I know! After two weeks on a cargo steamer of the Farrell Lines, during which time I had no mail, no cables, and ho telephone calls, my rheumatism went away entirely and Mrs. Babson had no bursitis. I exercised considerably, walk SNOW JOB — 'Sno easy feat to handle snowshoes, 3- year-old Denise Tichen discovers at Unity, N. H. — especially when they're adult- size. But Denise has plenty of snow to practice in up her way, where winter comes early and stays late. Nosy Deer Goes on a Shopping Binge WARSAW, Va. W - A heavy snow here revealed a deer's shopping habits. The animal went window shopping, pressed his nose against a 1 grocery window so hard he bloodied it, then stood on his hind legs to inspect an appliance store. No one had a chance to inquire what the deer was seeking before he fled into a nearby field. SUPER VALU PRICES SLASHED! PURE GROUND REEF»49' « 95 FIRST CUT PORK CHOPS 49 PURE (IT'S DIFFERENT - TRY IT) GROUND CHUCK . . IB 69 PORK LOIN ROAST 1-LB. 49 HORMEL'S BACOM4-U ENDS. PORK STEAK PORK ROAST LB. IB. 49 35 SUPER VALU ICE CREAM '/z-GAL. 59 FRESH FROZEN STRAWBERRIES 5 10-OZ. PKGS. $100 1 BETTY CROCKER CAKE MIXES SCQTTIES Tissues 4 •«« T" PEAS.. 4 • T° White, Yellow Choc., Spice MI^MVMWMiMMMMMBMMBMIBl OWATONNA TEXAS LARGE SIZE Austin Super Volu I HOURS. Wed, ^ *' MIU (NiXTTO PEN NEY'$) •»• i «• - '- m ° p ' m - ~ r Diil HE 3-3553 - Free Delivery °" 5 <W, *«*„• Hi* RisM t. Limit WE GIVE GOLD BOND STAMPS ing on deck, and went to bed early leaving my portholes wide open. In fact, my cabin had good cross ventilation. During the time spent on the ocean and in the wilds of Africa, We were free of all aches, we "ate like pigs, and slept like babies." Upon returning home, I found my desk piled with mail; whether my rheuma- ;ism will return I do not know! But my guess is that many such aches are due to the unnecessarily busy and nervous lives we lead. Doctors should tell us to take our religion more seriously and I practice more of Jesus' teachings against struggles and worries. Warm Weather Sufficient? Many feel that if they go to some warm climate in the winter, it will solve their health problems. (Perhaps so; but probably not, if j they continue to receive too much mail, use the telephone too free* ly, and-enter into the customary social life of southern winter resorts. I have a definite Illustration In this connection which shows the need of exercise both In the house and la the fresh air. Let me tell you about this. Among my acquaintances is the widow of a former president of one of the largest chemical companies In this country. They had a beautiful home in Florida and were very wealthy. She suffered greatly from arthritis In her hands. She finally sent North for the nation's most famous specialist in arthritis to come to Florida and spend a few days in her home where she was living with her six servants. When he returned North, the doctor left, the following prescription. "Sleep with windows open and a fan bloving !a your face, as if you were sleeping on the deck of a steamer. Neither give nor attend cocktail parties, and always leave the dinner table a little hungry." Then the specialist added: "most important of all, after each meal let your hands soak in hot water for fifteen minute*, as If you were ashing dishes! Each mnrnirK go out on the lawn and stretch as though you were hanging clothes to dry on a line! finally, get an indoor bicycle to ride, and discharge five of your six servants, irlu :ing the chauffeur!" In about a week came a bill for-one thousand dollars. Something I Do Know and especially Salisbury to Southern Rhodesia. In Johannesburg, sixty five years ago, ther« were only & few people and they all lived in tents. Today the population is six hundred thousand, and there are dozens of skyscraper buildings. If I were a young man, 1 would seriously consider settling in Africa for health and a fortune. 1 would forget diamonds and gold, but Invest In cither the copper industry or the chemical Industry. I am sorry to gay that Africa, unlike Canada, Is on the pnand-shllllng-pence basis, which handicaps Americans who Would like to Invest therein. When, however, Africa goes on Africa is a most wonderful con-j the decimal system, like Canada, tinent, rich in all natural resourc- j there will be even greater oppor- es except oil. It has four strong j tunities, for both investment and profit. In conclusion, let me say that one need not take sea trips to Africa for either health or investment. Many states in the good old U.S.A. offer both to those who are thrifty, honest, and patient. banks with hundreds of branches; these pay 4& per cent interest on time deposits. Africa has wonderful stores and factories of all kinds in such cities as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, SAVINOS! ARCADIA ALASKA SALMON l-Lb. Con SU-Z-Q (With Tomato Sauce) 15% oz. Cans Spaghetti 2™ 19 24-Oz. Can MONARCH FANCY THICK 14-oz. Bottle Tomato Catsup 2 FOR 39 SU-2-Q PURE JACK SPRAT BUTTERMILK Strawberry Preserves 10-0z. Jars 2 FOR 39° PANCAKE MIX OLD FASHIONED CHOCOLATE DROPS «. 27 MRS. TUCKER SHORTENING 3-L8. CAN 75 COLORED OR WHITE Northern Tissue J Jg LOO CABIN'S COUNTRY KITCHEN SYRUP 24-Oz. Bottle 39° ROLLPKG. MAZOLA OIL PINT 37. NABISCO Honey Grahams MB. PKG. 33c FLAVORKIST SALT1NE CRACKERS MB. PKG. 27e PALMOLIVE RATH SOAP 3 REG. 31c FAR URGE GIANT 79 VEL URGE GIANT •FOR YOUR WEEK-END TABLE HORMEL'S LEAN Spare Ribs 35 HORMEL'S BOSTON BUTT Pork Roast 39 HORMEL'S MINN. PURE Pork Sausage 35 -WBSE BUYS •» "ttv.*/ Campbell's Chicken Noodle AND Vegetable Beef 3 « 49° VEL REAUTY RAR 2 - 39c AJAX CLEANSER VEL Liquid Detergent 39c REG. RED JUICY JONATHAN Apples BU. BOX 59 SUNKIST NAVEL Oranges 29 Med. Size c POTATOES U.S. No 1. White 10 LRS. Bud U Rob's Market OPEN 7 DAYS T» 10 P. M. Phone H£ 3-6384 A$h ft Hop* Si. Phone For Free Delivery We Reserve Th« Right To limit. BIRO'S EYE CUT CORN Z 10-OZ. PKGS. 39G Larson's Food Store 9 a.m. to 9 ».«• Mon.-Sot — 9 «.M. to I p.m. Stn. "S&H* Gr*Mi Stamps • 1203 W. Oakland BIRD'S EYE PEAS 39c Schanfenbil's JACK SWAT FOOD STORf ERNIE A ERNA, Props. M», Minn. - Phon* 5-449* W* «*t Garfield Grocery JACK SPRAT FOOD STO*K MRS. OEO. HUGHES, Prop. 607 GorfleW - pfc, Hf 3-3711 K4K Profit Shoring Stomp* Temanson MCK SPRAT POOD STOW «*»*• 41IIS M* MOOT SHARING STAMP! •R4NB M£AOOW, BIRD'S EYE GRAPE JUICE 2 s-oz. TINS 43c BIRD'S EYE FISH STICKS 8-OZ. PKG. 3?C

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