The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 15, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 15, 1950
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1950 New Atomic-Age Find May Revolutionize Thyroid Treatments EI.YTHEVIU.E fARK.V COURTER By FRANK CAREY Associated Press Scrence Reporter ST. LOUIS, Nov. 14. IfFi—A new atomic-age development which may "revolutionize "the diagnosis and ,^r_eatment of thyroid disease—in- Jing .Ivyroid cancer — was an- Tnccd today to the medical world. It's a new application of a radiation-detection instrument called a "Scintillation Counter." Doctors describing it said the instrument "should largely replace" the well-known eeiger counter in various other medical applications dependent upon the detection of atomic radiation. They said it even opened up the possibility of unrestricted use of a variety of radioactivity materials for research in hospitals, industry and agriculture. Restricted at Present At present, these materials are use of radioactive materials Is restricted by the Atomic Energy Commission to certain especially-equipped laboratories because of the need for employing relatively large amounts of the materials when a geiger counter is utilized as the detection instrument. They said the instrument would allow extension of the use of radio* active nostic iodine tool lo thyroid dl children, pregnant women and certain other patients in whom it is not ordinarly used because of potential danger. Prom the treatment standpoint, they said the device had features which would enable a more accurate appraisal of certain diseased thyroid conditions, thus allowing more effective treatment. For example, they explained, the instrument allows accurate out-lining of malignant and benign tu- Chennault's Becomes U.S. Citizen WASHINGTON. Nov. 15. (AP) The Chinese wife of MaJ. Gen. Cialre L. Chennault became an American citizen yesterday. "I am very pleased," she told reporters after being admitted to citizenship by Federal District Judge Alexander Holtzoff. Chennault. commander of the famed wartime "Flying Tigers" in China, accompanied his 21-year-old wife to the ceremony. She Is the former Anna Chan and was a Journalist in China before her marriage to Chennault Dec. 21, Propaganda via Coal VIENNA M>j—Sovletlzeri Eastern Europe loses ;io opportunity to make Communist pronaRanda in the West—even in itj trade agreements. Hundreds of thousands of pieces of cof.l, just delivered to Austria from Poland, bear the imprint of hammer and sickle. A Vienna newspaper commented: "The Communist coal faces the same fate as Communist newspapers, brochures nnd leaflets . . . they will BO into the oven." 1947. They .have two daughters. Cliennaull's first marriage ended in divorce in 1043 after 35 years. Chennault told reporters he and his wife plan to stay here for a while, but will return to Formosa before, the end of the year. Gambler's Conviction Upheld by NV Court NEW YORK. Nov. H. M ',_ A two-year bookmnlting .sentence and $30,000 fine imposed on millionaire Rambler Frank fcrlckson was unanimously upheld today by the Appellate Division of (he State Supreme Court. The 54-year-old Brickson pleaded BUilty last June 19 to 53 counts of bookmnlting and one count of conspiracy. He was sentenced seven days Inter and sent to Kilters Island Penitentiary. Rejecting Erlckson's claim thnl tlie sentence was excessive, the Appellate Division ruled "judgment unanimously affi.'med." PACE Cost of Alaska, purchased by the U.S. from Russia in 1867, was about two cents nn acre. restricted to use by certain es- niors K \Mn the thyroid gland in pecinliy-tquippcd institutions because of potential radiation hazards. The doctors told the Southern Medical Association, meeting here, of use of the instrument in diagnosing thyroid disease, in this application, it detects "rays" of radioactive fodine given to patient* as a tracer material. The iodine settles in the thyroid gland and a diseased condition can be determined on the basis of radioactive signals given out. Up to now, the geiger counter has been the only instrument used Tor that same purpose. But the scintillation counter was described as 100 times more sensitive than the geiger counter in detecting a certain kind of atomic ray. «5nd. because it is so sensitive, it ows use of as little as l/250th the amount of radioactive Iodine required when a geiger counter is employed. This makes it possible to perform repeated tests without danger to the patient. Only a microcurie of radioactive fodine Is required. This gives out about as much radiation as you'd receive in a routine chest x-ray. nnd about l/13th the amount given off by a luminous-dial wrist watch. It's this sensitivity to extremely small amounts of radiation that points to the possibility of using the instrument in still other fields of medicine, agriculture and industry, the doctors safd. Radioactive Material-! Limited/ They explained that at present, some cases — that is, those that "lake up" iodine. " Tile researchers who made the report are Doctors Herbert C. Allen, Jr., Raymond ij. Libby, Benedict Cassen and William E. Goodwin of the Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital and the School of Medicine, university of California at Los Angeles. Stock Malady Is Investigated LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 15. (AP)—A malady that cans&s extreme ncr- in livestock is being investigated by Dr. Dave Ibison, assistant state veterinarian. Sfnce the disease was first reported Sept. 20 in the Fort smith area it has affected an estimated 3.000 animals. Dr. Ibison said. He reported afflicted cattle, when aroused become "hyper.sensi- tive" and go into a state bordering on epilepsy. The veterinarian said thf. mortality rale from the malady is low. and that it, runs its course in about five weeks. The eruption of Katmai volcano in the Aleutians in 1912 was one of the most violent volcanic outbursts of modern times. COLLECTOR'S ITEM—Metvin Lugten's hobby if collecting huge metal monstrosities, such as the old steam engine he's herdiny «.v.«u iiiujiimuain*:^, 3UCJ.I Hi ii ic uja steam engine Me s nerd in y through his backyard in Hamilton, Mich. Lugten flnds diversion In polishing Gnd tinkering with the ancient machinery. It's a test oi patience, too—it lakes this old saw mill engine in hour and a half to "get steamed up." 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