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SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 1958. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, 10GANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE NINETEEN Victory Over Cancer Imminent By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Reporter NEW YORK Mt—Victories over cancer are coming from a triumvirate of scientists, physicians, and courageous 'human volunteers. Bold and dramatic, treatments are providing heartening steps in the quest for chemical bullets to stay or destroy most cancers. In broad outline, 1957's main accomplishments and future promise lie in three directions—drug treatments, immunity, and search for causes of cancer. CHEMISTRY AND GANGER: Some new drugs now bring temporary or partial recoveries from leukemia (cancer of the blood) and sometimes other cancers. Last summer, 20-month-old Laura MacDonald of Drexel Hill, Pa., was sinking fast from acute leukemia despite drugs. Physicians gave her a huge dose of radiation to destroy the diseased bone marrow underlying her leukemia. Then they drew healthy bone marrow from the shin and hip bone of her twin sister, Mary, and injected it into Laura's blood- steam. A month later she went home, with no trace of leukemia. The transplanted marrow apparently gave her healthy blood cells. But this victory was tragically short-lived. Little Laura was home lor a few months—months she and her parents would never have had otherwise—when leukemia struck again. She died nine days ago. A fatal form of cancer had been temporarily delayed, by scientific searching which some day may bear full fruit. ' A potent chemical, methylchol- anthrene, causes cancers in animals. Reasoning from animal experiments and other observations, Drs. Charles Huggins and Jack D. McCarthy of the University of Chicago shot it into six women dying of cancer. Their cancers had started in their breasts and spread through their bodies. Every surgical treatment bad already been tried. One woman has so far had nearly a year of healthy life. The drug didn't help another at all, but did temporarly arrest the cancers in the other four. In hospitals across the country, trials are under way on h'andfuls of patients with new drugs special- ly devised to strike at cancers. A few show early promise. Some counteract female hormones, such as estrogen or progesterone. Others came from studies to pinpoint differences between cancerous and normal cells. Do they differ in the chemica'. foods they need, or their appetites for certain foods? Such differences are being found. The new drugs are taken in by the cancer cells, but then jam the cell machinery. Another great search screens thousands of chemicals compounded in laboratories to see which ones strike cancers in mice. Those with effects are tested further, a few are developed for human trials. This testing is expensive and time-consuming. It can apparently be done effectively with new strains of tiny one-celled plants, says Prof. G. F. Guase of the Soviet Institute of Antibiotics. These plants have damaged breathing mechanisms, and one theory is that cancer cells do also. So any chemical which kills the plant cells might knock cancer cells. One antibiotic turned up this way'shows some anti-cancer effect in animals. IMMUNITY: Vaccines to prevent cancer are a beckoning goal. Plope for them lies in recent animal and human studies. Some cancer patients develop antibodies against their cancers, others don't. Methods of boosting protective antibodies are sought. A few vaccines have been developed which protect chickens and laboratory animals against specific kinds of cancer. These are not yet applicable, of course, to human 4 cancers. In a questforhumah cancers. Dr. Jonas Salk, a hero of the polio vaccine, has devised a simplified method of measuring antibodies produced when living foreign cells are injected into animals. This could be useful to scientists working on a variety of vaccines. A key to immunity seemingly lies in the very rare cases of spontaneous disappearances of cancer. This happens, for no known reason,-only about once in every 1,000 cancer victims Through nationwide cooperation proven case histories are .being collected, to be analyzed for clues as to how nature produced this apparent miracle. CAUSES OF CANCER; .Many things are known to cause or be involved in the start of cancers—too much X-ray, some kinds of chemicals, repeated irritation or injury. Numerous studies associate heavy cigarette smoking with greater risk of lung cancer, but some researchers dispute this. Fundamentally, the big question is what happens in living systems to make some cells go haywire in heedless cancerous growth. Viruses are known to cause some few kinds ot animal and chicken cancers. The virus theory of human cancer now is drawing, new and revived support. Dr. Francisco Duran-Reynals of Yale, a pioneer in this thinking, finds some evidence that viruses may lie harmless and sleeping within body cells, until something happens to stir them to action and malignancy. The something could be changes in hormone balance, radiation, or other influences. ' Public Schooling for Prince Under Study LOGAN NOW thru TUESDAY... Matinee Today An M-G-M Release/ Plus This Action-Filled Hit A RK6AL.VCOPE JOHN AGAR • PENNY EDWARDS , «••>' «•"»•• '*«• P'MMM •" EMiRAU PRODUCTION* »•!•«•« 6y ftOlh C»MuryFo» OPEN 1 f. M. THE BOOK THRU TDK. REGULAR PRICES LONDON (UP) — A year ago this month Buckingham Palace started the "noble experiment." of educaling Prince Charles like many another 'British boy. He went to a school in London —through a first day mob scene j of reporters and cameramen — and in the autumn transferred to | Cheam, a blueblooded preparatory school once attended by his fa-; ther, the Duke of Edinburgh. : • Not for a thousand years of ; monarchy had an heir to the throne mingled with the common-, ally this way. His mother, Queen Elizabeth, and all the long his-: toric line before her had been educated privately. j Wistfully recalling her own: childhood with its very restricted list of approved playmates, the Queen was happy, though anxious,' as her husky young son adapted himself to .the rough and tumble of school life. Parents Disturbed Now the great experiment is in| danger. The Queen and the Duke' are disturbed by persistent efforts allegedly being made by certain periodicals to get more news about Charles at school than is available from convention|al channels. A friend of the royal family said today that he beiieved Buckingham Palace might appeal to these periodicals to give Charles a chance to lead a normal school life. If the appeal fails, it is possible the Queen may reluctantly have to withdraw her son and perhaps sentence him to private tutoring. Friends of the royal family have been complaining ever since Prince Charles entered Cheam last September of alleged intrusions on his privacy and the school's. They said these acts were strengthening the conservative clique of courtiers who want the heir to the throne educated in the traditional way. Plays Good Game Whatever the offending periodicals have done, they have not succeeded in getting much important information. The news from Cheam has been the usual school news — Charles is not too quick on 1 his feet but plays a good game of soccei 1 and enjoys roilgh-housing with his chums who treat him without ceremony. That ort of thing. When Queen Elizabeth returned rom her American trip, one of er courtiers said she was im- ressed by the fact American oumalists respected the privacy f President Eisenhower's Gettys- urg farm during her visit there. Kail Freedom WASHINGTON (U'P)-Congress ras told today it should pass 'eg- slation to establish "four free- oms" for the ailing railroad in- ustry. W.R. Rouse, a Union Pacific lailroad vice president, said the ndustry should be guaranteed freedom to make competitive reight rates, freedom to engage n other modes of transportation, reedom to meet expanding cap- tal investment requirements and reedom from discriminatory tax- ition." ROCK THEY SAID COULD NEVER BE FILMED! THE BOLDEST AUTHOR OF OUR TIME! Tht exciting stars of -WRITTEN ON THE WIND!" JACK CARSON HUDSON at Burkt He knew just what La Verne was-but he also knew . that he loved net! STACK o» Roger He gave her his name- and took everything else! MAIM 01 la Verm At sixteen she found a dream-and followed it afl the way. to hell! ^TARNISHED ^ r ANGELS ^V W ClMc u «5^nD^ MIDDIHQN PLUS BUDDY MORROW ORCHESTRA Dodgers To Play In IK Cof/fseum LOS ANGELES UP) — Walter O'Malley's long search for a home field for his transplanted Dodger baseball club ended Friday in the 101,000-seat Los Angeles Coliseum. After a frantic day of secret huddles and a three-hour luncheon meeting, an agreement was reached allowing the Dodgers what will be baseball's biggest park for the next two years. It was O'Malley who broke a long deadlock by offering a proposal that adds about $100,000 a year to the $200,000 he offered the coliseum commission earlier in the week. 'As outlined by O'Malley at a conference on the hard board seats of the coliseum during a recess in Friday's meeting with the commission, , the plan provides: A guaranteed annual rental of $200,000, with receipts from concessions credited by the commission to this amount. If the concession income reached $200,000, O'Malley wouldn't have to put up any cash. In addition, and this was the added -touch that produced agreement, O'Malley said he would pay 10 per cent of gross gate receipts and turn over all concession income to the commission for nine games. The terms for the nine games, which will be the first nine after the opening series with the San Francisco Giants on April 18, are identical to those paid by UCLA, Southern California and the Los Angeles Rams, all of whom play their home football games in the stadium. CROSSWORD PUZZLE An>wer te *"*"•<">"« Pu "" - AOROSt 1— Native ^ Egyptian 5— Solicitude 9 — Simian i2— Three-banded armadillo ecay L5— Brazilian estuary l«— Refusal [S— Shades !0— Crown 11— Leather maker 13— Ship's clock M— Sufllxr llk« !5— Cascade 10— Nobleman 12— Sinlt In mlddl* 33 — Widgeon 34—Abandonment 37—Worm 38—Prefix: wronr 39—Teasel 41—Vapor 44—Sign of aodlao 45—Flowering tre« 47—Wading bird CO—Unit of energy 51— Chair 152—Verve 53—Existed m —Ireland 65—River In Siberia DOWN 1—Headgear 2—New Deal agency Unit.) 3—Slates an HHS ann ESI rjaniaa HHH Una saam aaa ranaia 1 11 IS ' JT 5 to W V ff » a a JT Y» i it « t w sr » a '/, iS n » > it » h V tt * W 'A <H 1 W< t y//. m // to W< 31 is 9 /¥ 47 to 11 It t DM*. *3 Uaiu* mun 6ju*!e«l», 4—Instruct 5—Compare* 6—Class 'of vertebrates consisting of birds 7—Tattered cloth 8—Click beetle 9—Melody sunp by a single voico 10—Indigent 11—Sir Hi an volcano ' 17—Squabble* :9—Recent 21—Stalemated 22—Wines ^a_Dcal with 26—Burma . tribesman 27—Accountable 28—For fear tliat 29—Fewer 31—Sweetheart 3R—Full of chinki HG—Catch (colloq.) 40—Man's namo 41—Merganser 42—Polynesian rootatock 43—Uncos on 44—Falsifier 46—Hawaiian wreath 48—Scotch for ".Tohn" 4»—Naboor sheep Promotional Weeks Make It A Long Year treme care and thoughtfulness. National Expectant Fathers Day is the day before Fathers Day. One-Dish Meals With Cheese Month, one of the many in the American Dairy Assn. stable, approximates the Lenten fast season during the month of March. A most appropriate day though, is National Tax Freedom Holiday, which falls on May 13. Its spon-. sors, which include the California Taxpayers Assn., figua taxes paid by the average citizen equal his total income from Jan. l to May is. Earnings after May 13, therefore, arc gravy. By TOM HENSHAW AP Staff Writer The last time anybody thought to take a good, hard look at the calendar, time was passing by at the standard rate of 365 days or 52 weeks or 12 months to the Gregorian year. Perhaps it's time for another good, hard look. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce looked again the other day and discovered a year made up of 104 days of 173 weeks or 46 months. It's called the Promotional Year. Under the Chamber's calendar, this is not only the week of Jan. 19, it's also Large Economy-Size Week—and not just because it's 11 days long (Jan. 17-27). The trade publication that sponsors the special week has high hopes it will stimulate us to' rush out and buy "the large, economy sizes of leading drug products in j TRUMP PLAY chain drugstores." (SETS UP SLAM The Chamber's calendar con-; » TnDn , U i 0 v-ji- „ ... hn j ,•„ cedes that this is the month of! . ™ R ™. S , blddlng J ash b ^ d '"J January but it also calls our at-i cced :," e had .. a , s °° d hand and tention to the fact that it is Super1f nould h *ve bid two diamonds over Market Month, Sickroom Needs i ••!• P artjler s lw ° clubs " lslead .°. £ , .... - Contract BRIDGE Robert Fischer Wins Chess Title; He's 14 NEW YORK KB—Robert James Fischer, Brooklyn's gift to international eggheadism, sai there in civilized way o£ yelling -'Quiet! ! J1 was the only touch of humor as three nerve-wracking weeks of shirtsleeves, tieless, biting his dir- chess -play reached climax. It was ty fingernails, chewing his tongue,; the first national championship twisting his lanky schoolboy legs! tournament in three years, against the chair rungs as his! The 14. top players—including Bobby Fischer in his purple- stripe'd shirt, brown corduroy BURNETTSVILLE BUftNETTSVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gardner entertained the following at dinner last week: Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Hankins and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith, William Smith, Mr. and Mrs, Marshall Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McConnel and Diane, and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Brechbiel and Rhonda. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hickleff enterained at dinner last week Mr. and Don Brown of Ft. Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Crissinberry and children of Knox. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parks and •family spent Sunday with his par- •ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Paoks at Warsaw. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gibbs of North Manchester, and Rev. and Mrs. B.D. Hirt, of Buffalo, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Rickleff. Mr. and Mrs. Charles McConnel •and Diane, of Lafayette, were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gardner. . Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Herrick were entertained on their 47* wedding anniversary at a dinner last week gray eyes swept up and down the chessboard. A chess authority in the crowd of spectators whispered .in awe: "If he wins the title, it will be the greatest miracle in all chess history." Across the narrow room, in another final - round game of the tournament for the coveted U.S. chess championship, sat the great Samuel Reshevsky, an international grandmaster and long regarded as one of the world's greatest players. Reshevsky was a study in poise and confidence in a neat blue suit, cigarette perched between two fingers, .arms folded, eyes blinking behind brown-rim glasses, his bald and bulging head shining a )x; in the fluorescent lighting. He sat beneath a portrait of himself, the only decoration on the gray walls of the tournament room of the 90-year-old Manhattan Chess Club. On the archway entrance was pasted a penciled sign: "Spectators are requested not to snore in the tournament room." This at Lafayette by their daughter and •her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parks. Mr. and Mrs. David L. Tobias, Mrs. Eugene Busier, of Burnettsville, and Mark Tobias, of Monticello, attended the funeral of their aunt in Ohio. Mrs. Laura Holsinger is in Chicago . visiting -her brother. Ladies Aid of the Brethren church met at the home of Mrs. Ruby McLeland Wednesday night. pants, blue shoes—each socks, played and the heavy other: Month and Wheat Bread Sales Month. Some arc Ambiguous In addition to the 173 weeks, 104 days and 46 months, the Promotional Year calendar contains nine times, eight festivals, two seasons, one roundup and 14 occasions that aren't quite sure what they are. Total: 357. Many of the observances, ofj course, are old, • established and fitting — like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Yom Kippur, the Fourth of July and Groundhog Day. BUt wherein fits the likes of National Mothproofing Month (May 15-June 15), National Ladder Month (April), National Soft Wa- bidding two spades. When North did get around to showing diamonds it was at the four level and South once Late in the evening there ter Week (Sept 20-28)} Certified was a winner and new champ, I Washable Week COct. 12-18) or In- Bobby Fisher. The miracle had! ternational Pizza Week (Oct. 6 happened. Bobby is only 14 Reshevsky finished in second place. Bobby is a very quiet, boy. His reaction at the moment of winning was typical. He looked at his mother and said, "Let's go home." Asked on the morning after his victory, if he would care to be interviewed for the papers, he said, "Nah, can't talk to you today." Did he think he would be able to talk some other day? "Nah, don't think so." His voice is piping, hasn't changed yet. But the top of his forward-brushed towhead reaches about 5-feet-9 inches. Bobby last summer won the U.S. open championship. With this new, and top, title he is eligible to be declared an international 12). There's even a National Long Underwear Week (Nov. 16-23) during which a Kenosha, Wis., firm labors mightily trying to "re-establish the wearing of long under-!read the bid as sort of a belated wear as a .healthy, comfortable j slam try. Hence, Soulh's jump lo garment for men of all ages." ;the club slam. WEST A A J 10 3 V863 * K 10 8 7 + J2 NORTH (0) AKQ9876 V92 • AQJ6 + 5 EAST * 5 2 » J 1074 4952 +-K643 SOUTH *4 V AKQ5 «43 + AQ10987 No one vulnerable North Eait South West 1 * Pass 2 * 2 * Pass 3 V 4 • Pass 6 A Pass Pass Opening lead — * 7 Pass Pass Pass May is National Canned Hamburger Month when the industry drops everything in order to "dramatize America's greatest culinary institution (and) to alert the public to the growing desecration of the 'true hamburger.' " Some of the days, weeks and months on the promotional calendar are difficult to observe with the thoroughness that is their due. This is attributable to faulty liaison among sponsors. For instance, National Weight Watchers Week (Feb. 3-9) hap- grandmaster and compete 'for the; Fens lo fall in Good Breakfasts world championship, now held by Months (February and March) Vassily Smyslov of Russia. Bobby used to cry when he lost a game but he doesn't anymore. For about a year now he hasn't had much chance U> cry. GIVE $9 MILLION NEW YORK W—American Baptists across the country contributed $9,176,129 during 1957 to support work of denominational agencies — almost half a million more than the year before — it was announced Friday. If West could have seen all the cards he would have opened the ace of spades and let South whistle for his contract. As it was he opened the seven of diamonds and South saw that he had some slight play for the hand. He started by finessing the jack of diamonds. His" next play was a heart to the ace for another diamond finesse. The ace of diamonds play allowed South lo discard his losing spade. A heart was led to the king and, a small heart ruffed by dummy's singleton trump. South got back to his hand by just when we're about to sink our ruffing a spade and he played the • • • - Ece an( j queen of trumps. West had started with Jack and one club so liis jack dropped under the queen and South made his slam. In case you think South may teeth into Kraut and Frankfurter Week (Feb. 6-15). That is about all you can do to your weight that week. No Time lo Laugh American Comedy Week runs I have had a peek at the West from April 14 through 20—and the taxpayer who can laugh in the vicinity of April 15 is ready for the genuine academy of chuckles. The calendar locations of several occasions, however, show evidence of being placed with ex- cards the answer is he did not. His trump play was designed to win the hand against the only combination of cards that would allow a win. Just try dividing up the East and West clubs and you will sec that this is so. R O X Y OPEN 1 P. M. NOW thru Friday Roadshow •Engagement For Adults "much more than American audiences are used to seeing of what 23- year-old girls ar« mod* of!" LIFE MAGAZINE "This picture displays Miss Bardot to the full limit of the law, if not a few inches beyond!" In Cinemascope and Color ...but tbe _ Nights 70e Wk. 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