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CHICAGO bUiMJAt TKlliUJ: 15 Kb Alii 4, 1962 PART 1- PAGE 21 Illinois Lists 15,000 Poisoning Cases Involving Children in 1961 RECALLS LOOK AT LINCOLN'S TRANSIT UNION BARS WILDCAT LONDON STRIKE fastest methods of treating ac FACE IN TOMB LONDON, Feb. 3 Reuters A threat to go on a wildcat strike Monday by London subway workers was receding today as more sections of their union decided against it. Retired Florist Tells I0to i5Control Centers Will Be Added The number of accidental poisoning cases reported in the last year for children under 12 increased 18 per cent over 1960, Dr. Franklin D. state director of public health, said yesterday.

However, he observed that the increase in figures may be due to better reporting methods. Eleven new poison control centers were opened in 1961, bringing the total operated by the state to 75. The centers offer the latest antidotes and Of all causes of accidental poisoning, internal medicines rank first, with aspirin and aspirin products responsible for about one-third of all cases, the director said. Household products such as detergents and furniture polish rank second, and pesticides rank third. "It is up to parents to read all labels," Yoder said.

"Small children can't read, and they are the ones who suffer from the carelessness of adults who place these lethal products within the reach of curious children." Dr. Norman J. Rose, chief of the poison control bureau, said that altho most hospitals treat poison cases, the centers usual ly can provide faster treatment and a wider variety of antidotes. The centers, which were started in 1956, are located in the emergency wards of hospitals. They provide treatment for about 30,000 different poisons.

In addition, each center receives a monthly circular on new materials put on the market which contain a toxic ingredient. The circular also lists a treatment for the new poison. Poisoning on Purpose Rose said the department does not receive figures on poisonings occur ing among persons over 12 because they do not usually take poison acci the child to drink a solution of mustard and water, salty water, or sticking a finger down his throat, Rose said. If a child swallows lye or acid, the treatment of a doctor is necessary because throwing up the contents of the stomach would more severely damage the esophagus and throat lining, he said. Ten poison control centers are located in Chicago hospitals.

The hospitals are Presbyterian-St. Luke's, Children Memorial, Bobs Roberts Memorial, Cook County, Illinois Research, Mercy, Michael Reese, Mount Sinai, Municipal Contagious Disease, and Resurrection. dentally. "These people should be put under psychiatric care," he said. The crucial period after a child swallows a poisonous substance is the 20 to 30 minutes it takes before the toxic substance is absorbed into the blood stream.

Rose said. When a child swallows poison a parent should call a hospital emergency ward and tell the doctor what was swallowed. The substance swallowed is important in determining how to treat it If for some reason a doctor or hospital is not available, a parent can treat 90 per cent of the cases by making the child vomit, he said. This can be done by forcing cidental poisoning. Many Cases Handled Yoder said that last year there were approximately accidental poisoning cases occurring among children under 12.

Of these, 7,898 were handled at one of the centers. The public health department plans to add 10 to 15 new centers a year until there will be no place in the state is farther than 25 miles from a poison center, Yoder said. Ninety-four per cent of the children eating or swallowing some type of toxic substance are between the ages of one and five, Yoder said. There is about one death for every 125 poison cases, he added. Last night, 50 per cent of the subway man decided to obey their union's call for normal work on Monday and today other locals followed suit.

But police were still going ahead with plans to avert the complete chaos which struck London when the subway workers struck last Monday as part of a planned series of Mondays-only stoppages to back wage demands. OPEN TOMORROW NIGHT JohnM.Smijth Cpmpam CHICAGO'S LARGEST FURNITURE STORE ESTABLISHED 1867 DECORATOR CO-ORDINATED FURNITURE THREE COMPLETE ROOMS SPECIALLY PRICED AT $995 Pay $99 dow You may purchase all three of these beautifully co-ordinated groupings together or any one of the complete groups, as described below. Also, each piece can be purchased individually, and is priced and described below. jr i II ifnnniniiiuM inni-wnnMi'nti'TrnT-niL Ti in- mwn i Al rWm of Ceremony Springfield, Feb. 3 A Springfield man who said he was there the last time Abraham Lincoln's face was seen recounted the circumstances today.

"I saw his face," Fleetwood Lindley, 74, a retired florist, said. "It was Sept. 26, 1901, in the Civil war President's tomb when a group of Springfield residents were assembled to verify that the body sealed in the tomb was Lincoln's. "Others who were there and saw Lincoln are now dead," Lindley said in an interview. He was 14 years old at the time.

Member of Group Lindley's father, Joseph P. Lindley, was a member of the Lincoln honor guard and one of the officials who certified that the body of the President was in the coffin before it was buried the final time. The coffin hai! been opened 14 years earlier shortly after an attempted theft of the body. Officials were convinced Lincoln's remains were there but the contractor building the tomb was under $100,000 bond and wanted to be absolutely certain. Cuts Away Lead Lindley said 23 persons were In what is now the reception hall of the tomb when the coffin was opened.

Word had spread about the final burial and a crowd of about 200 persons gathered outside the tomb. "Some were pounding on the door and shouting that they should be let in," Lindley said. Leon P. Hopkins, a plumber, carefully cut away a piece of the lead coffin above Lincoln's face and chest. "We all filed slowly around the coffin," Lindley recalled.

"Lincoln was a chalky white. The head rest had given away, to his head had slipped backwards. He had been in the casket 36 years. 'Looks Like Pictures' "His nose and chin were the most predominent features. The body was remarkably well preserved.

He looked just like his pictures." While the coffin was open, Lindley added, "someone said a short prayer and we all bowed our heads." After about 25 minutes, Hopkins resealed the coffin and it was taken to the north end of the tomb and placed 10 feet below the surface of the floor in a cast iron cage. "I was allowed to hold one of the leather straps as we lowered the casket into the vault," Lindley said. "Concrete was then poured over the casket and the vault filled to floor level STATE GROUP ASKS UNIFIED FOR THE LIVING ROOM: Luxurious sofa choice of 82 loose pillow back, or 92 smooth back or 97 smooth back, and a pair of Mr. and Mrs. Lounge Chairs with matching ottoman.

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Leo G. Bent, dean of the Bradley university education department, said the two state departments often impose "various and completely different requirements for college teachers." He said both departments claim the sole responsibility for determining the qualifications of teachers, adding that each has its own set of standards and requirements, which confuse colleges and teachers. Other speakers at the two day conference included Dr. Robert P. Ludlum, federation president, of Blackburn college; Dr.

Mahlon M. Day, mathematics professor at the University of Illinois; and Dr. Homer Df Babbidge vice president of the American Council on Education. Sister Silveria, dean of St. Xavier, was the official hostess of the conference.

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SAN JOSE. Costa Rica, Feb. CJV-Costa Rica elects a president and congress tomorrow, under the eyes of observers from the Organization of American States. Seeking the presidency are former President Rafael Cal-deron Guardia of the Republican party, Francisco J. Or-lich of the National Liberation party, and former President Otilio mate of the National Union party.

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