The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 7, 1955
Page 8
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f AGE EIGHT BI.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER-NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1958 Cobalt Bomb Getting Good Results in X-Ray Fight Against Cancer By ALTON L. BI.AKESLEE AP Science Reporter MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four new steps in fighting cancers — three by X-rays and one by a hormone — were reported today by University of Minnesota scientists. One X-r»y step has produced some unexpectedly good results. It employs the cobalt "bomb/'—a chunk of radioactive cobalt only us big as four silver quarters piled »top one another. But it shoots oul X-rays equal to those from a three- mllllon-volt X-ray machine. Two patients with widespread cancers hit by the cobalt beam »re alive and apparently well a year later, said, Dr. K. w. Stenstrom and Dr. Halvor Vermund, radiologists. Results Told One yourjff man had inoperable cancer which had started in part of the large intestine, then spread to the liver,. lung and neck. Cobalt's X-ray 'jeam on three separate occasions was shot into his abdomen, chest, then neck. He is as "healthy as anyone," a year later so far, back at work, with his cancers apparently melted. Other patients have not fared anywhere near so -veil. But the cobalt bomb offers some advantages over conventional X-ray machines, including less radiation sickneBS from damage to healthy tissues. A second step is a still-secret chemical which may make cancers more vulnerable to X-rays than nearby healthy tissue.. Can- Mr cells have a bigger nppclite for this chemical, and thereby may become an easier pushover for X- rays. The drug has been given to only six patients so far, and It's too early to assess results, Stent- atrom and Vermund told science Paint Cans Yield Opium BALTIMORE (/P) — Paint cans with falae bottoms yielded 10 Vi pounds of opium worth $10,000, federal agents itaid. They were searching for more opium in at least three other cltlu. Arrested here were two officers In the merchant marine serving aboard the SS Andrew Jnckson. They were Identified as John J. Stauble, 27, Bridgeport, Conn., a radio operator, and Carl D. Acla- ttlre, 33, Hatfleld, Pa., first mate. Back in U.S.A. NEW YORK 1*1 — Gen. John J. Pershlng's old staff car, a 1910 Dodge, was unloaded here yesterday. It was discovered In a French Junkyard by Dan Parker, vice president of the Parker Pen Co.. who plans to send it on a nationwide tour. writers on an American Cancer I Society tour of research centers. More Resistant Third Is evidence,'from animal tests, that X-rays hitting normal tissues may make them more re- s:.'tant to cancer growth, or to becoming seed beds for cancer cells \\nndering from the original cancer site. Fourth is the hormone treatment of massive doses of cortisone, an adrenal gland hormone, for some women with advanced breast can- cur. This puts some of the woman's own glands on an enforced vacation, and that can be very good, said Dr. B. J. Kennedy. Of 30 women given this treatment for up to a year, almost all felt better, with less pain. Power Mowers and Aluminum Screens at New Low Prices. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. ' Phone 3-4551 WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different items in stock! H U B BA RD HARDWARE Guarantee!! Watch Cleaning 36 Hour •Service 3 Vour watch Is completely dli- asiemblcd—all pivots polished —springs Adjusted and machine cleaned. Chronograph. 1 ) nml Aiiiomntici« not Included at this low price Thompson Jewelers 114 W. Main trow PEOPLE ARE GOING WILD OVER THIS TERRIFIC OFFER !! ! run 7-7811 Otii-or-Towiicrs Write SOUTHERN VAJ'JUM CENTER I4M UNION AVENUE MEMPHIS, TENN. Vlthour obligation, I want a f'-.l Home Demonstration of ;oir fully fuarinteed RtiUILT ELECTROLUX NEXT WEEK 1AME \DBRESS Phone No JITT STATE If K.F.D. Addren, ricaie Send Specific Dircctloni "We Cover f/lo Mld-Seufn" Service Guarantee by Southern Authorized Dodge-Plymouth Service Factory Trained Mechanics • Factory Approved Equipment • Factory Engineered Parts For Service Bring Your Dodge or Plymouth Home to 61 MOTOR CO. N. Hwy. 61 (Same location as 61 Imp. Co.) Ph. 2-21.12 Increase the value of Your Car By DRESSING UP THE INTERIOR With GILBERTS AUTO UPHOLSTERY fll(kwi7 61 N. Ph. 3-B742 TO WADE'S DINETTE SAL BIG 7-PC DINETTE In Smart Marchsrix Colors "Tfi PAY ONLY $10 DOWN ALWAYS A BETTER DEAL AT WADE'S-LOW MONTHLY TERMS! FIVE-PIECE DINETTE Your Choice of Tweed Colors i PAY ONLY $8 DOWN FREE! STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN STOOL SET WITH EACH DINETTE PURCHASE! m. FIVE-PIECE DINETTE I Your choice of Red, Yellow, Green PAY ONLY $6 DOWN IT'S YOUR BIGGEST DOLLAR'S WORTH EVER ON FINE QUALITY DINETTES FURNITURE "Trade With Wade and Save" 112 W. Main Phone 3-3122 THIS 6-PIECE STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN STOOL SET WITH THE PURCHASE OF EVERY DINETTE K-J* 1 ...-"

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