The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 15, 1945 · Page 6
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DAR To Provide X-ray Machines Six Hospital Ships •Will Get Equipment From Organization Six hospital ! ships now" are In course of construction, with two due to be completed this month. The government Is supplying tha necessary equipment which makes these ships harbingers of mercy. There 'Is, however, n needed accessory which the Surgeon .General of the United States /Irmy'.'niict Navy has Informed the : :'Nation's! Chapter of the Daughters bfwthc American Revolution that 'the Government Is not supplying, and that Is a mobile X-ray unit Jor each ship. For,use by the Medical corps of the Navy, the unit may bn transferred not only to different parts of the ship, but may also bo taken from the ships to' land to provide^ facilities to make X-ray examinations of the chcsls of Navy, Marine and. Coast Guard personnel detailed to activity too small to justify the installation of permanent X-rny equipment. Cost,of each unit Is $15,058, and thp-D.A.H. drunnlz/Utoi!, of which the loco! Charlcvolx Chapter Is a unit,, ulll attempt to supply these units to the six ships. Another project undertaken by the notional organization Is that of providing portable X-ray'units for .we on hospital ships. These units will niakc it possible to make examinations In various wards and private rooms of the ships without transferring the patients to the X-ray department, Approximate cost or these units Is $900 each.. The D.A.B. National Board of Management has voted unanimously to equip the seven hospital shins now in commission, and to expand the program, as funds are supplied, to provide units for other hospital ships to be constructed which will not be supplied ,. W lth this heeded unit, ' As.a contribution to the sick and wounded in Army hospitals, the D. A. R. Society is offered tho privilege of equipping one or more of .the General Army Hosnltals with ,a wired program distribution system, which provides not only, a loud speaker, but supplies each patient with head phones equipped with felective station buttons to cover five stations, including [he main speaker system Installed In the .hospital. Cost will be In the neighborhood of $«0,OGO for Installation, and the hospital suggested by the Surgeon General is the Mayo General Hospital, Galesburg, 111., with 2,000 to 2,500 beds, where It will give con- .tacl with the outside world ami bring interest and cheer to bed patients ' Charlevoix Chapter is aiding In 'this entire war program. Air Parcel Pos! Bill Is Offered Sponsors Say Service Would Be Beneficial To Millions In U.S. WASHINGTON, Mar. 15. —Twenty-nine million persons wlio live In 22,000 tbwns nnd villages or nloug rural free delivery mail routes, who arc not now receiving the benefits ol air express, would-be able to use the fastest means ol transportation with the passage ol the bill to create nn airmail parcel.post service now belore the Post Otlice and PostHoad Committee of the House of Representatives. Exploratory shipments made by £s)bajrB. ployen.Uie; /M'SJ- "•'-'' '/i Sure looks like a lot ol cars in the bottom photo, but it would lake the gas t;mks ol many limes Dial number lo hold Ihe gns.load car- j ned by_a 13-28 bomber. The superforls carry some 8005 gallons : the equivalent ol a medium-sized railroad lank car or 06G average ! . automobile' gas tanks. . j >. m -tlic farm Jo large'cixmnliUes; 1 Airmail parcel post wouki go a step further in making possible the fast movement of Iresh vegetables fruits and other perishables in small quantities for long distances from th smallest producer to the individual consumer. By placing the largest markets of the country within a few hours of the smallest village and farm, it is pointed out, •_ airmail parcel post would give many Individual producers and small groups an opportunity to become merchandisers of high profit specialties sold under brand names arid enable them to reach the cream of • n dozen markets when their products nre of a perishable nature that will not stand long shipments under present means ol transportation. .Working in,reverse, air parcel post would enable the stimll town dweller find the farmer to order goods and supplies and repair parts from far nway store and market centers, nnd receive them wltliln hours, instead of days or weeks: The farm woman might get n new luil or nylons by plane; the daughter, a wedding sown, ami the son a shipment of shells to bag rabbits or chase cov- otcs. The bill to create airmail parcel post was introduced by Congressman diet Holifield of California, who pointed out that not only would the bill servo the needs of smaller communities, but (lint It would make Dosslble the use of a part ot the huge productive capacity of the aviation industry and the highly train- id nnd experienced pilots returning from tiie war. Citing cases that would show the value of air parcel post lo specimen groups. Congressman HollfleM pointed out It would enable the small :nrmcr at planting or harvest time lo get the parts he needs for machinery repairs or seeds for rc- ilanfing quickly antl directly from :he manufacturer or seed grower dc- ivercd to his door; that it would enable the medical profession to lake full advantage on short notice of the fastest method of transportation to obtain any special drug that ordinarily is not carried In stock by local drug stores, as well as enable the merchant in the smallest town to have overnight service and access to the largest stocks in the largest wholesale houses in the most distant part ol our country. To quote Representative Hollfleld- Air parcel post would put main street In front of any farm house in Amerlcn!" Airman Given Distinguished •.-. . : . Serif fc . . ' Ch 4\ A^Moir; Jr., of Blytheville, 'recently' was awarded the Distinguished Flyiiifj Cross In recognition of distinguish** 110 . Mrs. Wood, ivlio with their t«'o children continues to make her home in Blylhevillp, has received n letter from Major General 'John K. Cannon, commanding officer of the Twelfth Air Force of which Sergeant wood is a member, commending the Blytheville man for nis performance of duty. Tiic letter reads in part, "His bravery is an Inspiration to all who fly with him, and an acknowledge- New Television Network Sought Company Would Build Experimental System On Mountain Peaks NEW YORK, Mar. 15 (UP)— A new coast-to-coasl television network has emerged from (he planning boards of radio engineers. It's announced by the Raytheon Manufacturing Company, which reports it has made application to the FCC for permission lo build nine experimental television stations on mountain peaks from Colorado to California. Hnythcon officials fny they'll attempt to gather more" details on the reliability and effectiveness of broadcasting television signals from mountain peaks. The plan envisions gaining a maximum coverage on the present' basis, which limits television broadcasts to the distance from the transmitter to the horizon. On that "sight signal" uasls, the momltaiu peak stations would have n much greater coverage tnnn the 15 lo 20 mile area covered by flat-land transmitters. Company ollicinls say that, eventually, the mountain lop stationsi would be linked with transmitters In the oust and relay points nt 3D to 45 mile Intervals. The nine stations would link an area stretching from Grays Peak. Colorado, to Mi'. Adams in Washington and Mt. San Gorgonio, in California. The nmbitious program also includes other pages from the so- called wonder bonk of post war radio. Printing of newspapers by radio signal, as well as flood and forest fire warnings would be part of (he service. An air warning service also is planned. The television stations would flash pictures to pilots even under zero visibility conditions, showing natunt! obstacles and ground conditions. This service also cuqld be adapted for trains and s)\ips.. , : . ( meiit *>r;;hi<j faith in Vlnnoc'racv and its ability lo bring peace and happiness to the people of ail nations." SerRfanl Wcod now is on his second tour of duty overseas and is stationed in Ihe Mediterranean area. pudine relieves Bcurnlsto nnd Hentlache fnsl became Ifs liquid. Also nunys the resulting nerve tension. Use "iy as directed. lOc, 30c oni! We sizes. Here Are A Few MORE GET ITEMS PLEASE! Spceiols B ° f °'° National Aluminum Pressure Cookers .. Dissfon Hand Saws ....... 16.80 4.50 Flashlight Batteries J Qf. Gaso//ne BLOW TORCHES 4.95 & 9.50 PLANTERS 126 W. Worn Incorporated Phone 575 nvesfigafing Group Divided Attempt- To Whitewash Conditions Charged By Some Probers MILl,EDGKVIU,E, On,, Mar, 15. (UP)—Some of Ihe eoinmltleDinen Investigating the Georgia State Hospital for the Insane al Mlllcdoc- vllle can't ngrce. One group, which Includes Senate President Frank Gross, favors saying tluit the hospital authorities nre making the best of a situation complicated by inadequate fa- cllltles and a luck of help. A second group promises to light Gross's efforts, which they view us nn attempted whitewash. They want to report what they say was found In I ho $11.008,000 Institution, without regard for personalities. 'nils latter group hopes to write in the report of the committee which Is to be drafted today, thai patients have been underfed. That custodial care Is ln.nden.unle. And that llvliiK conditions In some of the old buildings arc Jar below Iho decency level. null) group.! luwc.bccn Impressed l>y what they saw at Ihe world's largest mental hospital. But they (llsiigrcc on whether any good would come np by revelations nt this time, since conditions cannot be corrected until after the war, Senator Freeman, of Fnrsylh Is said lo be reudy to write a minority report If the investigating commlt- :ee falls to tell what ho considers ^o be the full story". And It's salil .1ml Senator Harrell, of -Qultinan :, lining up with Freeman. Another favoring an -nil-out report is Senator Wall, a Blakely physician. He.says a $10,000,000 bullcl- ng program Is in order. And that he present allowance .of 08 cents n day for each patient should ' be ncreascd' lo al least $1.2.5 u. day However, It seems thai the report will be a compromise version with Committee Chairman Charles Gow- cn. of Brunswick, as moderator It s almost certain [lint more build- tigs and more operating funds will )e urged as postwar measures. But whether any suggestions for Immediate action will be made, Is uncertain. There Is little 'doubt but that (he •eporl will point out that some specific charges made by Ihc CIO of bad food, too few clothes, and general mistreatment, have not been substantiated. And some committee neinbers favor taking n slap af/the imon for its efforts to orgnnize'-the icspital workers. Investigators louring the insli- ulion found dark, dirty buildings nadequale plumbing nnd bathing'' facilities, overcrowding, and too few attendants. But they have not been able to answer the question which he hospital authorities have beei mnblc to answer: What could ; 'bf done about tliesc things in the face of present wartime shortage's"'"''I) equipment, building materials am nanpo\ver? ai'/TRCH U, 'Wan ted;'Arm Stretchers" 1 - Those overcoats probably were designed for supermen, and not • lor Ihis mollcy group of German prisoners captured by Ihe U S , Ninth Army on its drive to the Rhine. Sleeves apparently were •' ! designed as finger warmers, and coat length for overshoes Sailor's Model T Contraption Runs Four Months On Magnets James Faucett Suffers Wound In Phiippines Pfc. James Faucett, son of Mrs ricna Fancett of Greenville <Mi<x formerly of Blytheville, was seriously wounded Feb. 13 on Luzon according to a message received bs Ms mother from War Department Private Faucett, who received wounds to his arm and leg now Is emoiito back to (he United stale'" COLDS FIGHT MISERY whore you feel It-rub! I throat, chest art*' haitl-n:itu *i.j-^ j. . ' : ,1' QUICK REUEFFROM Symptoms ol Distress Arising from STOMACH ULCERS DUE TO EXCESS ACID FreeBoohTellsofHomeTreatmtntthat Must Help or it Will Cost You Nothing HF«xi,-vTK J HhAl,M!>,\ Tha ro been roM far relief or '>-™l''0'!««'<ll»lressirl ! ln(!from:™mKh »n.l Duodsnat Ulcers due to E.ccs.AdJ £°' °'«"''°"' *"" or Up«, sMiliT, 5""' ""'• Heartburn. Stctplesjrmi. He A"k IW "WM, AC H?- L° W ° n '•'••<'»*•»• <ri» ASK lor WUIard's Mmagv" which fulr* Mplllns this lraatn>onl-r,e._ai * BLYTHEVILLE- KIRBY HI-WAY DUIJG CO ROBINSON DRUG CO AKMOREL: ARMOIiKL DRUG CO Tliercp.ilrprr- - feet for ladies WOOD and KINDLING Borksdole Mfg, Co. Boulli Broadway 1MEMPHIS. Mar. 15 (U.P.)— Grandpa's claim Hint n Model T could do anything any one could Ililnk of appears to have been vln- lilca led—completely. At least, a convalescent Nnvv radioman In Afrmplits says lie combined n Model T motor and a tew magnets lo do the Impossible— make a perpctunl motion machine. The rntliomnn, appropriately named J. P. Sparks, has had only n grade school education and a few courses in radio and englneer- liijf before entering tlie Navy. He says liis lirst tour experiments were failures, but that the fifth paid off. lie calls his machine the "Auto- gcn." and says it ran for four months, before he hnd to turn It off and go to war with the Nnvy. And that mny have bscn fortunate. He declares that In those four months the machine produced 29 :itiics as much energy as he first put in the magnets. And it had enough power back-log to keep for medical treatment. A graduate of Blytheville High School, Private Faucett has been in service with the Army infantry for the past three yours, and has spent 31 months on foreign duty. running for another 20 ycnrs Sparks explains that the "Auto- fjen" makes Its own power by elimination of the coimter electromotive force found In conventional generators-whatever that is. He says he'll offer his discovery to the government. Scientists are skeptical that even a Model T could run on magnets for four months, nnd at the snmc time build up enough generative power to keep going 20 years more. But a Georgia Tech expert says he wants to meet Sparks and see the machine, just the same He puts It this way: "We're always interested in those things. 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LARKIN SERVICE l-M IV IV I n STATION 12 Years At Main & Lake Street Call 96!; For Pickup & Delivery Service State Wittlife Worker Saves Four Negro Soldiers In Flood UTTLE ROCK, Mar. 15. (UP)-, It was revealed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Department today that one of its employes is the uti- simg hero of the rescue of four Negro soldiers from almost certain death in the Hooded White river the night of March 7. The fact that a civilian was called In to rescue the four soldiers was disclosed today when Stanley Lanford, wildlife technician for Ihe Game and Fish Department, made a routine report of Ills activities for the week and use of state equipment. , The report discloses that Lanford was responsible for saving the four soldiers, whose barge had turned over in the turbulent waters of''the raging white river while they were sandbagging levees. Here Is tho story of that midnight rescue as told to the United Press: "I was called because I knew the river nround wick's Bend and could operate the Game and Fish Department's motor boat—the only one In this area that carries a powerful searchlight," Lanford related. "r took a couple of Devalls Bluf; residents who knew Ihc river wel! and went upstream 15 miles to Wick's Bend. Some Army Engineers pointed out the wooded nrea where the soldiers had been washed by (he current following the overturning of their boat. The four soldiers when washed into the Hooded woodland, had managed to get from the water into trees. They were sitting on limbs, freezing and waiting, for someone to come and get them," Lanford headed his motor boat into the current just above the spot where the men were perched In the trees. Tying a long rope onto a dinghy, Lanford allowed the small- er craft to go with the current Into the trees. "Once we got the dinghy beside a tree where a soldier was slUlrnr he would climb down Into the bo"t and we would pull him back to t ne motor boat. The dinghy made four trips Into the woods, bringing n wet and freezing soldier out each lime." Ian ford says once his boat had the four soldiers aboard it was n simple matter to get them back to / a levee from which they would w.ilk 4 to their bivouac area. Says Lanford: "It was no Irick at all." But to the soldiers who had been perched in trees for hours and could see little chance of setting down ami back to their camp until (he water went down, the slate employe and his motor boat were Mister Big Yes bigger even than the top-kick of their outfit. NORTHAMPTON. Mass. (UP)-A Springfield youth indirectly made a plea for leniency recently when he stole a batch of phonograph records. 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