The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 13, 1955
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fAGB EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 19BS Men, Money, Angry Parents Responsible For Salk Vaccine By ALTON L. RLAKKSLEE AI k Science Reporter ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Men, money and angry parents delivered the technical knockout to polio through th* Salk vaccine. The men — many scientists making discoveries step by step paving the way to a vaccine. The money—10 million dollars or more In March of Dimes funds from the public to support this research. To this extent the vaccine la something the American people created. The parents — angry ut the stealthy invisible killer and despoiler of children, determined to extinguish its nerve - consuming fire. Today the victory is within gr with a successful vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas E. Salk, if Pittsburgh, a dedicated scientist with incisive mind. Batches Move Out Today the first bate lies of Improved Salk vncclne are mov- Jng from phnrmnceutlcii! houses to public health officials nnd doctors' offices to begin inoculations of some 30 million children or more this spring and summer. Within hours after the official verdict that the Vaccine is tip to 90 per cent effective In preventing paralysis, It was licensed by the National Institutes of Health for public use. Dimes contributed to the Nution- al Foundation for Infantile Par- fclysls will pay for enough vaccine for free inoculations of nine million children in all first and second grades and-some in third grades. The rest will be administered by doctors to patients, with high priority urged for children and pregnant women. At last, polio is on the way to Defeat, control, eradication. The victory did not come easily. As with most great achievements of medical science, it built from the minds of many men. No Control In 190i Dr. Karl Landsteiner discovered polio was due to a virus, Jtn infinitesimal disease agent far •mailer than bacteria. Now the case was known, but Ho control. A few years later, polio spread like a conflagration through New Vork City, striking hard with death and paralysis. Parents fled the cities with their children. Folio had made its panic known. It came mysteriously and still today science does not know exactly bow. Again and again it flared here •nd there. It felled adulle as well an children. It felled a man destined to become a United States president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. He, like so many others, rose above hi* handicap, and Inspired, the March of Dimes. Now money Was poured into the search for knowledge. Little and big; facts and new techniques came from many men, by no means till engaged in polio lesearch. They set the stage for four vital findings coming in lush between 1949 and 1952. Dr. John F. Endcrs and associates of Harvard learned how to (•row and hnrvest polio virus from monkey kldnoy tissue. A large team of researchers learned that only three types of polio virus cause human paralysis. Dr. Dorothy Horstmann of Yale r;nd Dr. David Bndian of Johns Hopkins found that virus invades the blood stream before it hits fie nerves. Dr. William McD. Hummon of the University of Pittsburgh showed that small amounts of imtiboclics !f present In the blood could disarm the virus. At Pittsburgh too, Dr. Salk -six years ago began working for ti polio vaccine. He built on what liiid gone before, contributed his own deductions, experiments, solutions, perseverance, to create safe vaccine against nl types of paralyzing virus. Man Gets Two Divorces at Once TOLEDO, Ohio Wl — Walter H. Dcnvney, 34, got two divorces yesterday. He divorced Mary Parker De- vanoy, whom he married in 1041, and Eleanor Shaft Devaney, of Auburn, N. Y., whom he married in 11)48. Domestic Relations Court granted him a divorce from his first wife, mother of his two child ran, on grounds of wilful absence. The court granted him H divorce from his second wife on grounds he wn« not legally married to her. Devaney said tic married Ihc second time after his first wife wrote that she had divorced him. He said lie learned In 1052 thai his first wife had not gone through with the divorce, so he and his second wife separated. Htlp too Lot* CLEVELAND Wl—Patrolmen nr- year-old Mrs. Delia Stevens bear :lved too late yesterday to help 20- iwr first daughter, who was born unattended. But they helped ciellv- tr the ncwborn's twin sister. Mother and daughters were taken to St. John's Hospital, where they were reported in good condition. Read Courier News Clarified Ada. News of Men In the Service PFC Vertua M, Lovelace, son Mr. and Mrs. Ha N. Lovelac Hornersville, recently particlpat in an Army training maneuver Germany with the 1st Infantry D vision's 5th Field Artillery B tallon. Lovelace, a cannoneer with t battery, entered the Army in Ja uary, 1053. He completed ba.< training at Fort Ord, Calif., a arrived in Europe In November that year. Army Cpl. Hollls G. Stafford. 2 whose wife, Pansy, lives in W .son, recently was awarded t Good Conduct Medal in Germa while serving with the 185th Fie Artillery Battalion. A truck driver in the battalion Headquarters Battery, he receiv the decoration for his cxcmpla behavior, efficiency and fidelity. Corporal Stafford, son of Mr. a Mrs. C. M. Stafford, Route 1, e tared the Army in July, 1953, at arrived overseas the following D cember. Returning aboard the radar pic ut destroyer USS Perkins Charles E. Peoples, seaman, US. son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Peepl of Dell, from tour of duty In Enst. Returning abroad the destroy USS Floyd B. Parks is Jimmy l Shlnn, seaman, USN, son of M and Mrs. Wallace Shinn of Route Osceola, upon completing a tour duty in Far East. Cpl. George Riddle, whose wif Danle, lives ut 409 Union Ave O.sceola, reecntly participated Army training maneuver Germany with the 1st Infantry D vision's 5th field Artllclry Ba tullon. Corporal Riddle, son of Mrs. sle Riddle, Blythcvlllc, enlcrcd U Army in April, 1063, and complete basic training at Camp Chaffee. Charles W. Temples, son of M find Mrs. Walter Temples, 20 Seely St., Kcnnutt, recently promoted to corporal in Kore where he Is a member of the 7 Infantry Division, Corporal Temples, a squad lea. er In Battery D of the 15th An Aircraft Artillery Battalion, e lered the Army In December, IDS itrid arrived In Korea In May, 195 ile completed basic training Cam]) Chaffee, PFC Albert E. Roper. 21, son Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Rope 1411 Bnllard St., Ketmett, recent spent a week's leave in Toky om his .unit In Korea. Private Roper, a radio operate i the 19th Infnnlry Regiment Jcnclqiifirters Company, entere the Army in November, 1953, an received basic training at Cam Chaffee. Roper, who arrived overseas May, 1054, attended Kcnnett HIg School before entering the Army. Sergeant First Class Chcstir DEADLY SKIDS ARE LESS LIKELY ON CONCRETE The difference between a deadly skid and a safe, quick slop is often the pavement. You can stop faster, even in the rain, on concrete. That's because concrete's gritty surface provides uniformly high skid resistance, wet or dry; Besides permitting better vehicle control, concrete makes night driving safer too! Its light-colored surface reflects up to four times more light than dark-colored pavements. You sec farther »nd have more time to slow down or stop; Concrete roads also arc safer because they're free from hazardous ruts, washboard wrinkles and raveled edges. It's worth remembering that when the weather is rough you'rt much wfcr on concrete, the skid-rcjlstant safety pavememi Arkansas' important arterial route, II. S. 61-63, should he pnved wild concrete. The safety designed inlo your roads by your highway engineering department, phis the safety value of concrete, will help to save many lives on this heavily traveled route. »14 PALIS IUILPJNO, MEMPHIS J, TENNISSII ION CONCR1TE COOPtP 4T(s W , TH AND y OUR MA,MI,A I.IONS HEAD — B A. McCann, ManJJa merchant, has been elected to succeed Joe HornbcrKer as president of Manila's .Uons Club. Mr. McCann will tnke office July 1. Runaway Boy May Lose Place On Ball Team PASADENA, Ciilif. Ml — If 11- ycar-old Jed Young doesn't come home soon, he's going to lose hjs job as catcher on Pasadena's Little League baseball team. Jed's father, E. G. Young, says the boy ran away Friday to escape punishment for an unauthorized charge account for candy at a grocery store. "I dWn't slnri worrying: about Mm until he failed to show up for baseball practice," said the father., "He'll have to get back In a hurry' to stay on the baseball team." Caruthersville News Bj SONNY SANDKR8 Approximately 300 persons attended union sunrise Easter services at the city park Sunday morning. The Caruthersville High School band participated in the program. Howard Fike, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver Fike, spent Easter here. He Is a student at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Other Missouri University students home for the weekend included Gene Brown, Donald Oal- liap, Ann Dlllrnan and Betty Dodd. Among students home for the holiday from Memphis State College were Tommy Loie Smith, Sonny Unlce, Bob Trantham, Mary Frances Edgerton, Bob Dlxon, Louie Dudley and Donald Barnes. Judy Foster, a pupil at Murray State College in Murray, Ky., spent the weekend here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Way man Foster. June Bader, a student at Christian College in Columbia, Mo,, spent the weekend here visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs, John H. Bader. A definite date of May 7 has been set for the Teenage Driving, Ro;ul-e-o here, according to A!' Lawrence, president of the Caruih-j ersvflle Junior Chamber of Com-f mercti. Rev. .J. L. Bennett, pastor of the First Christian Church here, left; Sunday afternoon to conduct a re-j vlvnl this week at First Christian; Church in Nnylor, Mo. He will re-i turn to Caruthersville late Satur-! clay night. State College at Jonesboro. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Herbert and children, Joe and Mary Lou, returned to Memphis Monday after spending the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Whit*. Mrs. Herbert and children arrived here Thursday and Mr. Herbert joined them on Sunday. Mrs. Ruth Roberts and children, Jim and Opie Houston, formerly of Caruthersville, spent Saturday and Sunday here visiting w\th friends, They are now living in Brentwood, Mo. Billy LaForge .spent Sunday in Osceola visiting In the home of Mr .and Mrs. A. E. McCormick. He was the guest of their daughter, Veta Mae Porter. Mrs. Frank Wilks and children, of Ft. Worth, Texas, are here vJsit- ing with her mother-in-law, Mr*. Agatha Wllks. BOLD BALDY The bald eagle is supreme in the air and has no natural enemies, so it makes no attempt at concealment for itself or its huge nest, usually perching it on dead branches in full view of the worW. Kenchens, 31, whose wife, Ellzl- jelie. and mother, Mrs. Maggie Kenchens, live in Leachville, is a nember of the 1st Infantry Divis- .011 In Germany. Sergeant KencHens, a member of Clearing Company of the 1st Medical Battalion, entered the Army in 1043. Army PFC Wesley J. GUI, son of Earl W. Gill, Route l', Haytl, 'ecently was graduated from the I Corps Non-Commissioned Officer Academy In Korea. A teletype operator with the 7th Signal Company, GUI received instruction In leadership of units, nap reading and other military subjects, Private First Class GUI arrived overseas in July, 1954. He entered the Army in 1053 a'nd completed )asic training at Camp Chaffee. Qlll Is a 1D51 graduate of Hayti ilgh School. The student body of the high school elected cheerleaders for next year on Tuesday. Elected as cheerleaders were Sue Bader, Patty Sawyer and Ann Taylor. They are to serve with the two senior cheerleaders,. Bunnie Van Ausdall and Elizabeth Christian. The fund to build two new con- Crete or asphalt tennis courts at the high school has risen to $-133.60, according to Principal Edward Shelton, Auditions far mare than 60 local piano students will be held ut, Presbyterian Church here Friday and Saturday by the Caruthersville division of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Camilla Singleton of Stephens College will conduct the audition, which is not n contest. It is merely a method of judging individual merit. Horace Dunagan, Jr, .formerly of Dyersburg, Tenn., will assume his duties as • new executive vice- president of the First State Bank of Cnruthersville Friday. Rice Lee Van Ausdall was nome for the weekend from Arkanstis -SPECIAL BUYS- Chests of Drawers Special shipment direct from manufacturer enables us to offer these low prices. 3 & 4 drawer chests in mahogany or walnut color. For baby's room too! BABY STROLLERS Manufactured by TAYLOR-TOT. Safe and protective for baby in every possible way. TV TABLES A handsome Piece of furniture to complement your television set. Full 180 degree swing. Available in mahogany or walnut color. Kneehole Desks A handsome addition lot any room of your home. Living room, den or bedroom. Made of sturdiest construction with spacious drawers. In mahogany or walnut color. Liberal Credit Terms Take advantage today! GENERAL HARDWARE Ph. 3-4585 & APPLIANCE CO. 109 W. 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