Newport Daily News from Newport, Rhode Island on January 29, 1953 · Page 3
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Thursday, January 29, 1953
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THE NEWS--NEWPORT, It. I., THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1983 PORTSMOUTH KAMH.Y LICKS POLIO -- Bill Sanders, 9, at left his brother Paul, 6, at right, were stricken with polio a week apart last autumn. Both have recovered completely. With them is Mrs. Owen B. Sanders, wife of a Navy chief boatswain's mate. The Sanders, including two other boys, live at 23 Glen St., Portsmouth. (Daily News Photo) Portsmouth Mother Grateful For Aid To Polio-Stricken Sons How does a mother feel when two of her four children are stricken with polio a week apart? And just imagine the mother's relief when she realized that both had made a complete recovery and that evei-y expense, about a thousand dollars worth, had been taken care of through Newport County's chapter of the National Infantile Paralysis Foundation. Chief Boatswain's Mate and Mrs. Owen B. Sanders of 23 Glen St., Portsmouth, who 'lived here at Tonomy Hill several years ago, have four boys-- nice-looking, self- possessed youngsters-. There's Jack and 'Bill, nine-year-old twins, Paul, 6, and Scotty, a lively three-year-old. When we visited their home the other afternoon, the boys were looking forward to a waffle supper. Mrs. Sanders was going out that night for a Portsmouth March of Dimes committee session. "There's nothing I wouldn't do to help," she said. "Bill Has ^Headache" Put yourself in her snoes on Monday, Sept. 22, 1952. A telephone call came from Mrs. Mary Monk, principal of Ann Hutchinson School where thei twins are fourth-graders: "Bill has a headache and stomach pains -- we think he ought to come home." Mrs. Sanders ran out to her car; it wouldn't start. However, a friendly neighbor brought the boy home. The mother had' no idea what was wrong, but decided to bring Bill here to the Naval Hospital for a checkup. A doctor made a quick examination and immediately " boys had been hit by polio. Looking back to last September, Mrs. Sanders recalls that "the pins were knocked out from under me' when she realized the Naval Hospital wasn't able to handle polio cases. She didn't know then the extent of care guaranteed by the Infantile Paralysis Foundation, but quicky found put when she stepped into the Providence hospital. Attacks Were BUld Fortunately, both boys had relatively mild attacks and suffered no after-effects. Neither had to be placed in an iron lung. Paul's pains dropped away after he entered the hospital; Mrs. Sanders believes the spinal tap here relieved the pressure. Paul of course registered definite objections about getting into the ambulance, but after the first few days in Chapin, both boys had a gala time. They had to remain 21 days and are now given periodic checkups. Both are back in school. Paul got hot-pack treatments at home from his mother, who used a spin-drier type machine loaned by the polio foundation. Best news of all was one doctor's statement that the whole family was now probably immune from polio, that Scotty and Jack undoubtedly were exposed, caught a mild dose and built up a resistance. Chief Sanders was stationed here all the time his boys were recovering. He is originally from Claremore. Okla.. and Mrs. Sanders is a Philadelphian. « Only Toxvn Cases In 1952 No one knows how or where the attack came from. PLANE CRASHES IN NORTHWEST Two Others Missing In Disaster Series SEATTLE UV-One. plane was known today to have crashed and two others were missing and presumed down in the latest series of aviation disasters along the North Pacific rim. Twenty-two persons aboard the three planes were missing, Including Capt. Julian D. Greer, commander of Fleet Air Wing 6, stationed at the Alameda Naval Air Station, Calif. A total of 298 persons are known dead or are missing in 10 previous military plane disasters around the North Pafific rim from Tokyo to Montana since last Nov. 7. The pilot of a Central British Columbia Airways plane which went down Tuesday was found alive on a windswept beach 400 miles north of Vancouver, B. C., last night. Also found was the drowned body of one of his passengers. Capt. Greer was aboard a U. S. Navy P4Y patrol plane which vanished yesterday over the Puget Sound country of Western Washington on a flight from Alameda to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, 50 miles north of here. Missing in the wilds of Central British Columbia was an RCAF Dakota which disappeared yesterday while on a training flight with seven men aboard. James J. Siddle, pilot of the CBCA plane, said the craft sank after striking a submerged log when he tried to attempt an emergency landing. Siddle said as the plane started to sink he ordered the passengers to don lifejackets and make for the beach, 200 yards distant. The Navy at Alameda also released the nan=s of three men aboard the P4Y, including Capt. Greer. The other two, both from Alameda, were identified as Lt. O. C. Everhart and Aviation Technician 1C T. W. Huffman. GOP Attorney. Reported Seeking Area Rent Post First report of any move for federal patronage here followed a meeting of the Republican City Committee in Republican Hall on Thames Street Wednesday night. Because there was no quorum, business could not be carried on, but it was learned that the principal matter on the committee's docket was the endorsement of James S. O'Brien Jr., attorney, for the post of Newport area rent administrator now hold by John F. Phelan. O'Brien's name, it was said, had previously been sent to the Republican State Committee, but the state commmittee recently announced that the procedure for an applicant to follow is to have tion ana immediately said- "Tt """*·"· »-«""= num. ±uu oauuei-j mi"ht be TX£O " HetLk f ^ i n n l boys were ^ on] y Portsmouth r:lf"l..?.? 0 ^-- ^ e j°° k a .spmal cases in 1952 and a family in a downstairs apartment escaped infection. (Newport had eight cases in 1952, making the county's tap, rushed the specimen to the laboratory and in half an hour the report came back: "Positive reaction." "I couldn't believe it!" said Mrs. Sandys. "I thought there must be some mistake. After all, there hadn't been any cases in Portsmouth." A Navy ambulance drove Bill and his mother to the Charles V. Chapin Hospital in Providence. Actually, the boy had little pain and there was no paralysis. Paul Becomes HI A week passed and Bill \vas coming along fine. It was Monday, * Sept. 29, when Paul, the six-year- old, suddenly complanied of stomach pains. This time Mrs. Sanders was sure it was polio -and so was Paul. But at the Naval Hospital the first test turned out negative, and the boy was told to come back for a later check. He went home, but became worse. When he sat up in bed he couldn't relax to lie down and screamed with pain. Meanwhile, Chief Sanders, who was on a government transport running from Bremerhaven, Germany to America, had returned home. By Thursday of that week Mrs. Sanders was in a fine state and so was Paul, whose muscles were tightening up. A test that day at the hospital revealed the truth and the ambulance ' was made ready again. Two of the Sanders WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK Unless you have checked recently, your home and it* furnishings probably are worth more than you think. If true, it's time to increase your Fire Insurance. Packer Braman Agency 177 THAMES STREET TEL. 52OO-5:D1 IITtllltlE IISIIIICE ttf.fl. : total ten.) The boys were with other youngsters at nearby Sandy Point Beach all summer. Bill and Paul, who is a first- grader at Portsmouth's Coggeshall School, have made a $10 donation to the town's March of Dimes, as a token from two fellows who know what polio means. Meeting Mrs. Sanders, one gets the impression that she's not easily upset and that she can take ordinary family mishaps in stride. But any mother would recognize her feelings. "When I rode up with Bill that first time in the ambulance, I tried to tell him as calmly as I could what was wrong--and what the outcome of polio sometimes was. _"But with two boys in the hospital, I wondered what they'd be like when they got out of bed, The Sanders the endorsement of a city or town committee. As far as could be learned today, Phelan's position is a Civil Service job not subject to patronage. Furthermore, unless controls are continued by Congress, the , job goes out of existence in April. POLICEMAN'S CAR FOUND Police Patrolman Joseph R. Medeiros' car, which he parked outside his Tyler Street home at 1:30 a. m. today, was missing when he went out at 8:30. Medeiros and Patrolman William H. Morse made a search of Navy installations, inasmuch as the car .had a Navy sticker attached, and found the undamaged car abandoned at Melville about 11 a. m. what might be wrong with them." She eyed her four smiling youngsters. "They're pretty stable kids; none of them have a fear of doctors. When you see the children aren't afraid, you're not either," she concluded. Local News Brief AT PARENTS CONFERENCE IN COMMUNITY CENTER-The first in a series of talks on vouth problems was held last night under Juvenile Court and Community Center auspices Taking Crt were, left to right Albert J. McAloon, chairman; Charles Shea,Pawtucket West Hifch School principal who was guest speaker; and William P. Harrison, program chairman. -(Daily News Photo)! Family Living Talks Series Opens At Center Satisfaction to be derived from normal family living were described by C h a r l e s Shea, principal of Pawtucket West High School, in an address on "Families Can Be Fun," first of a series on the same theme in the Community Center Wednesday evening. The seven-week series is being sponsored jointly by the Rhode Island Juvenile Court, division of probation and parole, and the Community Center. About 150 parents attended. Shea listed types of minor frustrations encountered by parents, and said they can be used constructively for individual growth and the cementing of family unity. He described an essentially normal family functioning happily, and gave an explanation of individual age levels to set the stage for future lectures on children's emotions, behavior problems and the business of growing up. He dwelt on the constructive use of sensible parental authority and the part which it plays in preparation for taking a proper part in community life. A discussion period brought many questions. Shea was introduced by Albert J. McAloon, juvenile prevention coordinator. --A short-circuit in wiring at 2 BlackweU PI. led to a still alarm at 4:40 p. m. Wednesday, answered by Engine 1 and Aerial Truck 1. There was no damage to the house owned and occupied by Louvere H. Sewall. --"Old Timers Day" Feb. 4 at the Underwater Ordnance Station will be limited to retired or former long term Naval Torpedo Station employes, an official said today. Apparently confusion has arisen and some believe it to be an open house for any interested, while a number had planned to bring their wives. Inspection of new^activities at the station and at the Central Torpedo Office will be available only to former employes. TODAY'S STOCK MARKET 1:30 Quotations (Courtesy of Kidder, Feabody Co.) Admiral Radio 31% Allied Chemical 74% American Airlines 14% American Can 34 American Gas Electric 64 American Smelting 42 Amer. Tel. Tel. 159% American Tobacco "B" 69M, Anaconda Copper 43% Atchison 9914 Bethlehem Steel 5g' Chesapeake Ohio 41 ] ,i Chrysler - 93% Commercial Credit 36% Consolidated Edison 39% Douglas Aircraft 67 ! s Dupont 98% Eastern Airlines 27Vi Eastman Kodak 44% ieneral Electric 69»A leneral Motors 67% loodyear 53'i International Han-ester 311-4 [nternational Nickel 45% Johns-Manville 69% Kennecott 79 Montgomery Ward 61% Motorola ' 41% National Distillers 21 1 /New York Central 25 " North American 21U Owens-Illinois Glass 79% Pan American Air 10 Pennsylvania 23 Phelps Dodge 40 Phillips Petroleum 61% Philco 34 Radio 27 Sears, Roebuck 60 Socony Vacuum ' 36 Southern Pacific 46 Standard Oil of Cal. 55 J / S Standard Oil of N. J. 74% Texas Corp. 55 Timken Roller Bearing 45% Union Carbide 71?4 United Aircraft 38^ United Fruit 56% U. S. Rubber 30 U. S. Steel 42% Western Uion 41% Westinghouse - 46% Wool worth 47% Zenith - 80% --Miss Barbara Deane of Webster Street is visiting Miss Michele Foley, formerly of Newport, at Annapolis, Md. --Mrs. Natalie Ward was counselor at the Junior Catholic Daughters Troop 18 meeting held at the home of Joan Boinai, 8 Fountain St., Wednesday night. --Leslie Hole, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Richard Hole of 32 Catherine St. is convalescing at Newport Hospital after an emergency appendectomy performed early this morning. --Two 16-year-old Newport youths were picked up by Portsmouth police last night after one of them had thrown a piece of iron junk through the window of Rocha's service station on Park Avenue. --Mrs.' Wallace W. Baldwin of 115 Park-Holm was tendered a baby shower by friends at the home of Mrs. Stanley P. Brown, 7 Marin St., Monday night. Mrs. Joseph D. Grenon and Mrs. Brown iwere hostesses. --A table tennis tournament featured the program at the Armed Services YMCA Wednesday. It was won by Arthur Silvestrona, (JSN, of Roosevelt, N. Y. Runner-up was Freddie Balacanao, USN, of Rosario. Philippine Islands. --The Kiwanis Club will honor Henry Sullivan of Rogers High at a testimonial d i n n e r in the Muenchinger King Wednesday, Feb. 11. Sullivan recently was chosen the outstanding schoolboy athlete of the state by Words Unlimited. --Channing Alliance of Channing Memorial Church will hold a food sale in the church parlors Friday morning. The members, headed by Mrs. William Holt and .Mrs. Joseph M. Anthony, are accepting advance orders for such edibles as baked ham, clam chowder, beans, pies, cake and rolls. -The U. S. Civil Service Com- mision has announced new examinations for the positions of engineering and statistical draftsmen and airway operation specialist. Further information and applications may be obtained from the commission's local secretary, M. George McAuliffe, at the post office. --A buffet supper and dance was held by Narragansett Bay Chapter, Military Order of World Wars, Wednesday night at the Hotel Viking. About 50 members and friends were present, music for dancing was furnished by an orchestra from the Naval Station. Lt. Everett F. Murphy was chairman of arrangements and Capt. Francis J. Patrone, commander, acted in a supervisory capacity. --Troop 2, Junior Catholic Daughters, meeting Jtfednesday at the home of Andrea Keefe on Prairie Avenue, made plans to attend a Holy Hour at St. Augustin's Church on Feb. 22 and a high mass on Feb. 23, in celebration of Junior Week, A bowling party was planned Feb. 25. --Barbara Murphy was named ,to collect for a Junior Catholic Daughters, -to needy family for a baby born during Junior Week in "February. She was named at a meeting held at the Rhode Island Avenue home of Helen Blake Wednesday night. BLOOD DONORS GIVE 110 PINTS Seasonal Illnesses Cut Into 150 Quota Only 110 pints of blood out of an expected quota o£ 150 were taken by .the Red Cross bloodmobile Wednesday at the Armed Services YMCA. Colds and other seasonal illnesses conspired to cut down the number of donors. ' Out of the 162 appointments and 24 walk-ins, there were 19 medical rejections and 57 cancellations. When the bloodmobile arrived from Hartford, Conn., members ol the fire and water departments assisted in setting up the blood-taking equipment in the' gym, under the direction of Harold E. Watssn, general chairman. Fred W. Kenl Jr. and Cornelius H. Shea acted as liaison between the bloodmobile and Newport Chapter, Red Cross. Also assisting was Louis G. Feller, building superintendent at the "Y." Dr. Janis Gailitis of the Newport Hospital was the supervising physician. Mrs. Daniel S. Babcock was captain of the day and Mrs. John Wagline, secretary of the blood committee. Gray Ladies assisting were Mesdames Thomas R. Weschler, Ralph B. DeWitt, Frederick DeB. Witzel and John S. Fletcher. Mrs. Carl H. Porter-Shirley and Mrs. Mason D. Rector were in charge of registrations. Receptionists were Mesdames Nathan A. Estes, Wilfred A. Brady and Kenneth T. Viall and Miss Ethel Manchester. Registered nurses in attendance were Mesdames Bertram S. Meyer, Margaret Drapp and John F. Tennant. Nurse's aides were Mesdames Suzanne Frank, Lois Lapidas, Florence Hardy and Mena O'Connor. Red Cross motor corps members assisting were Mrs. Stanley.A. Mytych and Mrs. Bern Anderson. After giving blood the donors were served a light lunch by Miss Caroline Olney, Mrs. Teresa J. Spingler and Mrs. Joan Gassier. Assisting, with the general setup was Mrs. Harold A. Watson of Newport Chapter, Red Cross. The bloodmobile is schedule to return here April 15. Dulles (Continued from Page 1) nant, however, the speech had been misinterpreted. Dulles sent the committee clearance letters several days ago for Carl McCardle and Thruston Morton, nominees for assistant secretaries of state, but none for Smith and Conant. Wiley suggested the WJH.I thulium, ttucj ouggcaicu uic lor omission was caused by the pressure of business at the State Department. The four names, along with those .. _ ^ vw . vju*j.v- wi. J.VA ti. j. uu J.UVAJ. ijaiii^o t cxiuii^ viui uiLat layette to be _ given by Troop 11 of Mrs. Lord, Aldrich and Phleger were sent to the Senate by Eisen hower last Friday. McCardle and Morton were ap proved by the committee and are an the Senate calendar for a vote possibly late today. BillfoM -- China* Pune -- Picfitf* Cite · MATCHING KEY CASE, too. DOUBLE CHECK PERSPIRATION ODORS! 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