The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 2, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1U6B BLYTHEV1U.E fAKK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Scientists to Develop Germ-Free Animals For Health Research By FRANK CAREY AI* Science Reporter WASHINGTON (AP) — Government scientists hope to develop a menagerie of germ-free animals to help in the study of a variety of health problems ranging trom polio to tooth decay. The National Institutes of Health, of the U. 5. Public Health Service is seeking congressional approval to build a special laboratory for rearing generations of chickens, guinea pigs and possibly other animals under absolutely sterile conditions. The animals Would be used to test the effects of germs and other substances purposely introduced into their bodies. Since the animals would 'ie free of infections at the start, scientists would expect to get a better idea on the effects of the introduced substances. Started In 1897 Efforts to raise germ-free laboratory animals began as far .back as 1897, but NIH scientists say the greatest advances made in the field, in the United States at least, have resulted from a project at Notre Dame University, headed by Dr. James A. Reyniers. The Notre Dame group, working since 1028, has developed special apparatus and procedures. Animals are born in a germfree environment. Prom that time on, the air they, breathe, the food they eat and the quarters in which they live are kept sterile. The government scientists were inspired to seek a laboratory of their own by the success of experiments they began two years ago as guest researchers at Notre Dame. These experiments were concerned with amoebic dysentery, which is estimated to infect more than 11 million persons in the United States. Most of these persons are not actually sick, but some- times patients with mild or apparently cured Infections may suddenly develop liver complaints and dysentery. Individuals who never show symptoms may be carriers of amoeba parasite. The aim of the NlH-Notre Dame study was to determine whether, in the experimental animal at least, the presence of other germs in the body might have an Influence on amoebic dysentery. Two groups of guinea pigs were used in the test: (1) germ-free animals and (2) conventional animals, harboring common Intestinal bacteria. After inoculation with parasites, none of the germ-free animals developed this dysentery, whereas 34 of the 37 conventional animals came down with the disease. The NIH researchers say the results point to the potential importance of germ-free investigations in a number of research areas. In polio research such animals would be useful In Investigating multiplication of the polio virus In the intestinal tract and the influence of bacteria* on its multiplication and excretion. In studies -of tooth decay and diseases of the gums, scientists might be able to better understand the precise role played by germs. NIH scientists have previously shown that it's possible to produce these conditions in conventional animals by, variation of diet. But it has never been possible completely to separate germ-caused dental troubles from those stemming from diet, heredity and the endocrine gland system. Territory of Washington was authorized on this date in 1853, and the act creating Arkansas Territory was 1819. Fall of the Alamo, San Antonio Tex,, was on March 6, 1833. Money appropriated to test camels In Texas ' was exactly 100 years ago tomorrow. The government experimented with the camels as freight carriers on the western plains, but evidently it wasn't satisfactory, but It did give the tobacco folks an idea to name a clgaret. Cues* that wa» the reason for It, since it seems cigarets are about the moit important things in the United States 'lessen 1 its washing powder—and speaking of cigarets have you (and if you haven't where have you been?) noticed all the reasons for choosing certain ,clg- areta are practically the tame, the only difference being the movie star or athlete who gets an enormous amount of money for repeating what's been said a million times. Personally I thlrtk there must be another word for mildness besides mildness. Mother of 8 Jailed for Inability To Pay $20 School Truancy Fine PHnUADELPHIA (VP)—Mr*. Emma Campbell, 36-year-old mother of eight children, waa Jailed lor three hours last night because she couldn't pay a $20 fine for her son's school truancy. Magistrate John F. Daly imposed a five-day jail sentence yesterday when the woman said she couldn't pay the Tine Imposed because her son James, 15, had gone to work Instead of attending his Junior high school.classes. She was released from Moyam- ersing Prison after friends raised the money. Magistrate's Court records showed Mrs. Camptell paid a $15 fine about two months ago on a similar charge involving James, a son by a former marriage. The woman's present husband Francis, 48, is an odd-jobs man and hauler. Young James skipped school to work as a house painter. "He was not out stealing or corn- mi ting crimes," a friend of the family said. "This boy was out working to help his mother. He turned every cent he made over to her to help her run that family." James is the oldest of seven children living with his mother and stepfather in two small rooms. ±n older brother IB self-supporting. Daly said, "In this court you get the beginning of the delinquency picture. It is necewary to get tough at times. . . , Usually a fine does the trick—from then on the child goes to school." STARR GAZING By BETTYE NELLE STARR Courier News Staff Correspondent Read Courier News Classified Ads. The worst calamity that can befall a human being, is a. life-time job. The glory is not in ne«*r failing, but in rising everytime you Ml Birds are entangled by their feet and men by their tongues. It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others. These who always speak well of women do not know them sufficiently; those who always speak ill of them do not know them at all. Get down the guillotine, I'm ready for it, after that. Back before newspapers, radio and television the Italians said, no wonder can last more than three days. Gosh, but no wonder, now is a wonder more than three seconds. News can travel mighty fast with all the new devices. . House work fascinates me, I can sit and look at it for hours; make several trips up town; talk on the 'phone, come back to it a dozen times, before I m&lte up my mind to do something about it. Oh, for a robot in my guest bedroom 1 Now is the time to: MuU through seed catalogs. To oil the rusty hinges in your back. To start on that diet you swore you'd start the day afUr Christmas. To de-worm Junior and the pup. To acknowledge those unexpected Christmsj Cards. To visit a gfcfc friend. Turn Dad's collars and cuffs to finish out the winter. Wash Venetian blinds. Start buying up gifts for graduation and June weddings. Order travel folders, they're cheaper than taking a trip. Start feeding the family tuna fish salad, so they'll b« well saturated by summer. Break In the shoes you expect to wear on a sultry day in August. Look through last summer's ward- Enjoy- Natural Gas Enjoy the Warmest Winter of Your Life . . . And Save Money, Too/ Modernize your home, old or new, with dependable, automatic Natural Gns Heating Equipment. While you enjoy the outstanding performance of modern heating equipment with efficient, dependable Natural Gas, you'll also enjoy big savings in time and money. You'll get uniform warmth without waste . . . save money on fuel. You'll save back-breaking work and worry, too. No more shoveling coal. No more messy oil film to fight. You can enjoy Winter's Star I'crformer Now! Get Gas . . . and you'll be glad 1 12 tO 36 Monthl to pay tor your Natural Gas plpliu Installation. A «m»ll down payment U all ;on need to (tart enjoying Natural Gas. Balance on tow, monthly Installment* Call ill today (or FREE ESTIMATE. Ark-Mo Power Co. robe (or sliver fish, broken buttons and unhemmed skirts. Could tie possible, you put on a Jlttle weight since you last wore your Sunday best (rock. Perish the thought. Give junior an extra dose of sulphur and molasses; return the borrowed rake and wheelbarrow, just In case you might want to borrow It again, etc., etc., etc. Continuation of last week's episode on the gold fish: One of the six is surviving, hops IT will at least live until I get my monthly statement from the drug store when they were purchased. The little three-year-old cherub is responsible for the death of the whole shebang. He said he guessed he feeded them too many. Many what? 1 was afraid to atk. Gosh, how the time tiles. Buttercups In bloom again. Won't be long before barefoot time. I'll bet there's not a woman in the audience who doesn't indulge in shedding her shoes and stock- Ings on a hot day. Of course, I don't expect all of you to admit it. That's why women are called mysterious, or at least that's one of the reasons. Aren't we devils? About that verse in the Bible I told you last week to look up. For those of you who had loaned out your Bible or couldn't find it in the attic, I'll satisfy your curiosity. People say "money is the root of all evil," the Bible doesn't say it that way. It's the "Love of money is the root of all evil." So if you've been planning on throwing yours away, don't. A-Powered Tank DETROIT Wf—The Army has announced it has an atomic- powered tank in the experimental stage at its research center at the Detroit Arsenal. Canadians to See Atomic Tests WASHINGTON (f?)— Canada will send a small group to the current atomic tests in Nevada, the Defense Department announced yesterday It will be the first active foreign military participation in a tilted States nuclear^trainlng test. The Canadians are members of a radiological defense group composed of about 60 army, navy and air force officers and men. The Pentagon .said they will conduct an (vc?r"ise in a radioactive area for the purpose of training other Canadian military personnel. NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION Wilson School District No. 25 , Notice is .hereby given that the Annual School'Election for the year 1955 will be held in Wilson School District No. 25 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on Saturday, March 19th, for the purpose of electing school directors, voting on school taxes and on such other measures as may properly be submited at said election, The polls will-open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. at the fol-j lowing places; Wnitten School and Wilson Tavern. Given this 18th day of February, 1955. J. 'H. Grain, President J. E. Grain,^Secretary 2J23 3.2-9 on January 1 of each year as follows: $1,000 In each of the years 1957, 1958, 1959 and I960 $1,500 in each of the years 1961, '19 2, JEC3, 1964, 1965 and 1966 $2,000 in each of the years 1967, 1938,1E69, 1970, 1971 and 1972 $2,500 In each of the years 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976 The bonds will be payable from the proceeds of a building fund tax of 5 mills, if voted by the electors of the District at the March 19, 1955 election, which will continue annually until die principal and interest of the bonds are paid in full. In addition, the bonds will be secured by a pledge of all revenue that the District can legally pledge, including the annual surplus derived each year from the tax previously voted lor the bonds now outstanding. The buyer may naine the place ol payment and trustee, and • shall have the right to convert the bonds to a lower rate of interest, provided that the conversion be in ac- cordance with the Universal Bond Values Tables and such that the District shall receive no less and pay no more than Jt would receive and pay If the bonds were not converted, and subject to the approval of the Commissioner of 'Education. The expenses of the issue, including the printing and trusteeing of the bonds and the fee of Mehaffy. Smith & Williams, attorneys, Little Rock, Arkansas, upon whose* approving opinion the bonds will be issued, will be paid by the District's agent. The bonds will be callable for payment prior to maturity in inverse numerical order at par and accrued interest as follows . From surplus in the building fund, on any interest paying date; from funds from any other source, on any interest paying daw on and after January 1, 1960. The sale will be held upon auction bids at 3 o'clock p.m. on the 22nd day of March, 1955. in the office of superintendent of schools in { Burdette, Arkansas. Each bidder will be required to file a certified check In the amount of $700.00 on u bank that is a member of PDIC, payable to the District, to be kept as liquidated damages if the bidder is awarded the sale of the bonds and fails to complete the purchase. Checks of unsuccessful bidders will be promptly returned. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For further information address the undersigned. Given this 16 day of Feb., 1955. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OP BURDETTE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 35 OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS By C. A, Tompklns, President H. D. Juniper, secretary /ForlESSJy^ WORLD'S LARGEST SELLER AT I0< FIRST IN UNITED STATES First natural gas well drilled ; in the United States was at Fre- I donia, N. Y., in 1821. The well ] was 27 feet deep and capped" i with a large tin barrel to main-1 tain pressure. NOTICE OF SALE OF SCHOOL BOS'OS Burdette School District No. 35 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, j hereby gives notice that it will sell j to the highest bidder for cash its proposed issue of S35.10D of con- | struction school bonds, to be dated j April 1, 1955, and bearing interest I at the rate of 3.10% per annum, ! payable semi-annually on January! 1 and July 1 and maturing serially Soviet Threat LONDON «>)—A. I. Mikoyan, Soviet first deputy premier, said.yes-i terday that If the Paris treaties to j rearm West Germany are ratified, i Germany will never again be unit- j ed. His speech at the Leipzig Trade i Fair was broadcast by Moscow radio. 1 EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-ONLY! Sorry—No Phone or Mail Orders. This merchandise must be seen to be appreciated. 1-ll'xl4' Portrait and 6 Post Cards DIAMOND Bridal Sets 4 SETS <t*\ ^45 ONLY 23 33 BABY RINGS Solid Gold ea. 1.47* Handsome one diamond Engagement & Wedding ring Set. 7 Reg. 47.50 Sets - - Now $32.25* Lustrous PEARLS 79 single strands. Each 19 Men's & Boys Initial Rings $9.06* Reg. $12.95 Value Use Your Credit — $1 down—50c Weekly O'STEEN'S Portraits—Jewelry 111 W. Main ABOUT THE HOT GAR Buick production hits new highs to handle the orders pouring in / C G OOD thing the Buick factories stepped up production of the 1955 cars when they did—because customer orders are pouring in. Seems just about everybody wants a 1955 Buick —the "hot" car this year that's getting hotter by the hour. So hot, in fuel, that it's topping the huge popularity which moved Rtiick into the "Big Three" of the nation's best sellers las! year. Ivnow why? Plenty reasons. Bold new styling, of course. And brilliant new V8 power. And room and comfort and luxury interiors —and an even finer, softer, steadier ride. But the big reason is a new magic from the field of aviation—Variable Pitch Dynafiow.* Twenty propeller-like blades inside this wondrous automatic drive do what the modern airplane propeller docs —they switch their pitch. One way, you get more miles per gallon in normal driving and cruising. ^bu switch the pitch to another angle just by pressing down on the gas pedal — and yon get a new kind of instantaneous response for getaway or for safety-surge accelerating poivcr. It's an experience you've never had before in an earth-bound vehicle—and it's thrilling beyond words. So you can sec why we're selling Buieks at a record rate. And you can sec more of the reason why when you look into the low pricing schedule that makes Buick the buy of the year, hands down. Buick Sales Are Soaring! Proof? Buick is outselling all other cars in America except two of the best-known ones in the smaller-car field. And for two good reasons: (1) popular prices low enough for any new-car buyer to reach; and (2) a line of cars to fit any budget, from the low-priced SPECIAL, to the high- powered CENTURY, tn the extra- spacious SVPKH, to the custom-built ROADMASTER. Come in and check things for yourself. Once you do-and press that gas pedal-we believe you won't be happy till you're bossing your very own Buick. * D; naflou' Driie is tttndui on HoaJmulir, optional tl tx/ra call on otkir StritJ. Thrill of the year /s Butcic -MIUON (ERIE STARS fORiBUICK- -WHEN 6ETTE« AUTOMOlflES ME 8UUT IU1CK Will IUIID THIM- LANGSTd-McWATERS BUICK CO. Walnut & Broadway 24 Hour Service Dial 3-4SSS

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