The Maryville Daily Forum from Maryville, Missouri on May 19, 1944 · Page 4
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r PAGE FOUB THE MAKTVILLE DAILY FORUM, MAEYVILLE, MISSOUEI, FRTDAY EVENING, MAY IP, 19-14 The Maryoille Published. Dally THE PORDM PUBLISHING CO. 4H-416 North Main Street, Maryville, Uo. Chester Krause, Editor entered as second class matter, June 4, 1910, at postofflce at . Maryville, Mo., under act ol March i, 1879. MENTAL CASES UNDER KNIFE By SCHUYLER ALLMAN Dr. Egas Monlz ol Paris arew his surmcal line high on the -forehead of the patient and cut boldly into. the skull. He sent his knife deftlj piobing 1 into the cortex of the brain to sever "some: of the nerve fibers of the prefrontal lobes. Dr; Moniz.was not repairing the damage of a brain injury. He was operating an an effort to. relieve the patient of a psychosis. Surprisingly, there was . httle shock- and few complications. In his report of 1936 on this sort of operation. Dr. Mom?; said -patients showed remarkable improvement , withm a short time. Dr. Momz was met with skepticism at first, and a lot of opposition, for here was a seemingly-radical approach to one of medicines most baffling problems the treatment of. the-mentally ill. "But by . shock and by surgery the - work went on ana m 1942 two American neurologists brought m a tav-orable report on tne latter. ..They were Dr.- Walter Freeman , professor cf neurology, and Dr. James W. Watts, associate professor o;.:neurosurgery ' at George Wash-mston university. Patients Go Back To Work .-..iResmts were good m 98 out of 136 operations, tnev said, and fair jn-'23 others. "Enough patients now have been returned - to their homes able to . work, who .previously, had con-. fined m institutions to m&Ke us optimistic about eventual results," thev wrote. . Results; however, were -disap WHAT IS OBSCENE BOOK? By James Mario iv ami George Zielitc Washington if) What words can cause a book barred from the mails. We asked that question at xhe off ice . of :. the postal denart-ment s solicitor. Several da vs. ago ho closed the mails: to Lillian Smith's novel. ' 'Stranse: Fruit.' Then he lifted the ban: pendins. a Massachusetts court .: decision . on whether book is on-scene. The decision may guide ins future action. The -novel, containing a- short -word which, is not a parlor word - but has beenused m.Enshsh speech i.for centuries, is a story ot a race ..proolem in the south. It ends m murder and a lynching. The solicitor acted .under .a' wide-, ranging federal law. It forbids the mails to material that is ''obscene.'' lewd or lascivious and. filthy" or that might Ineite to muraer. SADDLE STALLION BORN FOR GLORY No. 14516 In Service at ROUND STABLE yz mile south of Maryville, on Highway 71 WILL MAKE SEASON OF 1944 at $15.00 unregistered marcs, $25.00 Registered mares: S10 deposit on registered mares; $5.00 deposit on non-registered marcs. Return privilege. Service money is due when colt is foaled, or if mare is parted with before foaling time. Will not be responsible for accidents. J. H. TAPP, Mp.rjnnlle, Mo. txample of German Jitters ..... ..; German jitters over the known strength and fierceness of France's underground anny find expression in frequent roundups of civilians in .-.hope - of finding members of the "Maquis" or evidence of anti-Nazi activity. The -photo above shows a German-patrol, watched by the officer . In charge, as they search suspected Frenchmen. (Photo from March or STlme's "Underground Report" from NEA,) Daily Forum Except Sunday. by - i pointing in schizophrenia, a common and severe mental disorder, and the doctors admitted that even m the successes the patients lost something by the operation. The recovered patient is apt to be tactless, hasty, laughs more and flares up lrequently;. But broding patients cease to brood, those with cbsessions lose them or no longer let themselves be plagued by them, hallucinations chase themselves away and homicidal tendencies subside. Dr. Freeman and. Dr. Watts warned that the operation could not be performed on those with aggressive, psychopathic, criminal or alcoholic traits because their behavior afterward-would be intolerable, shock Plagued By Relapses A lot of tne success with which shock treatment appeared to be flushed . when it first came into vogue faded when the final returns came m with reports of relapses. In shock therapy, patients are thrown into momentary unconsciousness by potent doses of insulin: metrazol or electricity. These methods also have little effect on schizophrenia beyond a temporary improvement, but they have proved valuable aids to the psychiatrist m treating other forms of mental illnesses. In recent years, some hospitals nave abandoned insulin shock for electric shock, since the latter is easier to give and control and has the same efrect. Boi-h shock and sui'gery are drastic, both have been dogged with failure, but both hold promise for tne luture m psychiatry. With tnis latitude in interpretation, the solicitor could decide a book was unmailable because he considered a word or situation or the pur-ose oi a book obscene or because he mought it mirht stir up racial strife. Since eisewlltere in print there sre words, and combinations of words, which might violate the law, we askca: -What words make a book unmailaole:. We got this answer: Every word is judged by postal cfCicials m relation to the context of the material in which it appears. . Would the word in the Lillian Smith book come under the maii-oan if it aDpcared in a dictionary, or even it it was in some other no-cl? Answer: It would be judged in relation to the context."- ' Because this seems to place postal officials m the position of deciding what the nature or intent Family History of AGl Girl amour The family history of your favorite glamour girl mnv be as mixed up and confusing as anv. screen story a screen writer could dream up for her to portrav on the screen. Ginger Rogers. Missouri's movie actress and the star of "Tender Comrade," has discovered that iri attempting to trace her family tree. The ancestry :of Miss Rogers has beeiv called to the attention of Mrs. Frank W. Baker of Maryville, who has made an extensive study of the county's history, by the Hollywood star's third cousin, Daniel C. Mc-Math of Troy, Ohio, family historian lor the McMath clan. , Requested to apply for membership in the D. A. R. by her father's first cousin, Mrs. C. B. . Reeves of Winter Haven. Fla., who died in March last year. Ginger began the quest for information concerning the deatli of her grandfather, James Gibbons McMath. And that brings her to this section of Missouri. James Gibbons McMath was a trainman ;of many years service when he met his untimely death about 1895, which is believed to have occurred somewhere hi Missouri as his body was found in an empty coacb at. the end 'of a run. It is known that he was with, some railroad company in Missouri, where he had lived for several years. His only son, Ginger's father, has been dead for several years, and the of a book is, we mentioned several famous contemporary novels which contain words usually unprintable. We asked why no action has been taken against them although they have been in print for years. Answer: Those books never had been "submitted by a postmaster to the solicitor for advice as to their mail-ability." ' Now that we had mentioned them although not cbmplaininB about thorn -would the post office investigate those books? No. :- Why ' Because they already probably "had been distributed and no 'mail campaign in connection with their distribution is expected" although there might be some individual mailings. T.aen we were told-'this: Action against' the Smith book started when . a; mail, iplerk took "Strange' Fruit" to his ..superiors to ask whether it should1 be considered non-mailable. The solicitor does, not orginate action against printed material. He acts when asked by a ' local postmaster for an opinion on the mail-ability of material in the mails. The solicitor's mail ban dons not; necessarily have to be final since appeal can be made to a" federal court. , Barnard Mrs. Betty Ellis returned to her home in Bolckow .Monday after having spent a few days : visiting relatives and friends- here. Mrs.. Maude Goforth returned Monday to her home in Guilliom'. Sh was a house guest of Miss Jessie Goforth. Miss Eva Marie Swann is visiting her mother, Mrs. Allio Swann. Mrs. Swann has been teaching in Shannon City, In., schools and will attend college at Iowa City this summer. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stalling and son, Dickie 8., are ' visiting at the homes ot Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stalling and brother, Harman, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Turner. Mr. and Mrs. 'Paul G"orsuch went to, Kansas City Sunday. ' Mr. Gorsuch entered the hospital for treatment. Mrs. George. T. -ftasco. left. Saturday for DenVori Colo., to visit her daughter, "'Mrs.- Forrest" Hall' rind family. -' ' ' ' ', . "POOR ADOLF! I'M GLAD I'M NOT iff' Ginger Rogers, Turns to Missouri actress is unable to secure any information concerning her father s family, from, her mother, who. was separated from her husband after a brief marriage. The actress was kidnapped by her father two times after the separation. Her mother married a Mr. Rogers, and moved to Texas, where Mr. Rogers soon died. Thus little Virginia Katherine McMath, whose name now shines from theater marquees as "Ginger Rogers" grew up as much under the Rogers name, as the McMath name she had to use many years later when she and her mother .wanted to go to, Europe and . had. to - get . birth certificates for passports. "Ginger has Revolutionary ancestors of the test kind of people." the Ohio McMath wrote Mrs. Baker, and to get the thread unravelled to be a member of the exclusive society she needs the records of her father and grandparents . McMath. The family thought that older res- ieents of Maryville and Nodaway. county might recall the incident of the trainmen's death, and made the inquiry of Mrs. Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Afton Schmitt and daughter, Judy, of Clearmont are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schmitt. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stalling and son, Danny, spent Mother's day with Mrs. Stalling's mother, Mrs. Mary Kendall of Hiawatha, Kas. Vance! -Ickes, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Ickes has a broken nose which happened while playing ball. Mrs. Joseph Merten and sons returned, to their home in St. Joseph Sunday after having spent a few days at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James G. Skid-more. . -Mrs. Myrtle Stoner of St. Joseph, and Mr. and Mr'li. A. Strader were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. 'Lon P. Goforth arid Mrs. - Sarah Monroe. Mrs. Josie' Bute arrived from- St. Joseph where she had been visiting. Miss Patty Adams is visiting in St. Joseph this week. Mrs. Thelma -Kennedy and children of Maryville spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Mary Owens, and brother, Curtiss. Mr.' and Mrs. Harvey Paxton and children of Maryville spent Mother's day. with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burchett. Mrs. Ben Thompson and daugh- ter, Sadie, are. visiting at the home of Frank Thompson and daughter, Mrs. Virgil Miller of Kansas City is visiting her mother, Mrs. Matilda Ryan, and sister, Myrtle. Mrs. Jerald Schroder and daugh- ters, Joan and Jeanie, of St. Jos- eph were Saturday night house guests of Schroder. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mrs. William Moffitt returned to her home in Helena Sunday after having spent a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moffitt and family. Bobby Criss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Criss, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Thrasher of Bolckow. . ' ' Mrs. James Skidmore received a telegram call from' her son, Jimmic Skidmore, seaman, 2C that tie arrived in New York May 12 nnd'plans a to come home on a furlough. ' Mrs. Lola Haselwood went to Crcston, la., Saturday to visit her daughter, -Mrs. Paul Hagan and husband. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Strain entertained at dinner Sunday for her brother. Harold Hayes, Guilford, and Miss Maxine. Nelson, Guilford. Glen Mehaffey had the misfortune of cutting his hand Saturday while cutting, up -meat for the store. Miss Dorothy : Forivorthy : of Pat-,toriSbm-g !s Visiting' at the bank of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blair arid HIS FIX!" '',4'ciitit-7'. 'Swing Fever' Clialk up time entertam- menl evem, thats rolling into the Tivoh theater Saturday midnight .and will continue through Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. "Swing Fever- starring Kay- Kyser and Marilyn Maxwell, pictured above is an infectious malady of melody, and madcap mirth, that'll set vour a bisr- pulses jumping with jive and joy! ' Kyser ani his orchestra present Dewey Anderson whs taken to merriment with a hep step and a the Sisters hospital in St. Joseph sweet beat. The rest of the Kyser Tuesday and underwent an opera-gang plus Lena Home is on hands Hon rnr mrvnr!iriti' to hand out unrationed quantities of that priceless commodity, laughter. '' The music starts at the Tivoli tomorrow in the double feature bill for Friday and Saturday which includes, "Sing a Jingle." with Allen Jones singing the tunes, and the fun-fest starts with Vera -Vague and Charles Slarrett, dishing out the laffs In "Cowboy Canteen." daughter. Misses Marjorie and Jaunita Throckmorton of Bowling Green, came Monday to visit relatives and friends. : Mrs. Francis Gmssie went. to Vnrt Leonard Wood Monday to visit her husband, Pvt. Lou Grossie. Ernest Nelson, who has been a patlent at Mount Vernon, Mo., accompanied, his wife home Wednesday. Guilford Mrs. Ethel Hubbell spent from Friday until Monday in Kansas City as a guest of Mrs, Reba Byergo. Mrs. James Hepburn ot Maryville spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Davis. Mrs. Lawrence Keck and children, of St. Joseph are spending this week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Jobe. Her husband was Inducted into service last week. Miss Neva Ross and Miss Anna Gorsuch of Maryville spent the weekend at the home of Mrs. Sarah Farnan. ' Mrs. Jane Ann Thompson is spending a few days at the homo of her daughter, Mrs. George Martin anci tamiiy.- ' ALLEY OOP Plowing Season "7 hIT 'EM CN CECIC i 6E.T THE V WNT AND v no hoot, Washington Merry-Go-Round GOP Distributes Photos Comparing Avery Ouster Ky Drew Pearson WashingtonThe Republican National Committee really is making hay out of the Montgomery Ward incident. Latest and most potent of GOP campaign literature is a picture of Sewell Avery being carried nit of his plant by soldiers, and beside it a picture of' a push-cart peddler being seized by Storm Trooixirs on the streets of Berlin. Caption for - the two photos is ; It Can t Happen Here," with the word "Can t" crossed out and the word "Did" substituted, making the corrected caption read: "It Did Happen Here." Under the two pictures is a quotation from President Roosevelt in 19JG. -in thirty-four months we have built up new instruments of public power. In the hands of the peoples Government, this power is wholesome and proper. In the hands of political puppets of an economic autocracy, such power would provide shackles for the liberties of the people." Like Father. Like Sun Those who knew Martin Dies, Senior, were not at all surprised when his son. the ebullient Congressman from Texas, suddenly pulled out of the race for Congress. Dies father., who represented the same Texas district in Congress from 1909 to .1919. did almost the same thing. The elder Dies played to the galleries, was a fiery figure in Congress and rowea incessantly with Woodrow Wilson. Then suddenly, he withdrew under lire and did hot choose to run again. His son. Martin. Junior, actually withdrew not- because, of a throat uilmetu, but because as reported long ago in tins column he faced a tough re-election race. It was not merely the CIO-AFL combination against him m his district and tle attacks of Water Winchell. but also the fact that Judge J. M. Combs, his opponent, is a sort of Sam Rayburn type of fellow, neither radical nor conservative. whJ went barefoot until he was 2.1 knows Texas from the T down, and is an even better campaigner than Dies. Also word had percolated round that the Dies Committee maintained., more than one paid employe in Dies own district. Tills meant one of two things: (1) that Dies was using his committee for patronage at home; or i2) that he thought the home folks needed investigation for un-American activities. Neither went down well in Texas. NOTE Martin Dies, charming and likable whether you agree With him or not, will always be remembered in the House of Representatives for taking up a collection for the wife, of .the unknown, soldier. Capita! Chaff' Mjor General Patrick J. Hurley, once Secretary of War under Hoov- Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bledsoe and son. Clayton, were dinner guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Simmons of Pea. Mr.' and Mrs. H. A. Symps'on were St. Joseph visitors Saturday. The'W. S. C. S. will meet Thursday. May 27. at the home of Mrs. L. D. McClanahan. A short Mother's day program was given Sunday at the Methodist church with a talk by Supt. Blanche Ricicman. Vocal solos were sung by Miss Lois McClanahan and Miss Georgia Hannah and a reading was riven by Miss Florence Miller. Mis Betty Gorsucn spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Gorsuch. Miss Helen Gorsuch finished -her school year at Bolckow last week and is going, to attend the STC at Maryville this summer. Miss Berniece Laughlin of Maryville spent the weekend with her patents, Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Laughlin. A dinner was served Sunday at Shelburn Single recently survived quite a fall. He was playing in a tree when a dead limb broke letting him fall about 25 feet. He was un- concious for a few minutes and suf- force! only a right wrist thrown out of place, Mr. and Mrs. Frank , Ham and sons, Paul and Larry, and daughter, Justina, were dinner guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Horn. Mrs. Ira Young and daughter of King City visited last week with Mr.' and Mrs. Hollis Young. Pvt. Earl Tannihill of Camp Chaffee, Ark., is spending a fur- lough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Presley Tanninni ana lamziy . DEAD CENTEPZ.OOP IF WE ' THEIR- LINE WELL. 1NI - OEMWDN V A EEPUTAXION s' to German Tactics or, is reported flirting with Dewey friends about hitching to the Dewey bandwagon as candidate for Vice President. Hurley has been on some special missions in the Near East for Roosevelt Secretary of State Hull testified before, the Senate Ap-propiations Committee thai he worked 400 Sundays in his office before the war started Martin Dies has spent over $400,000 of the taxpayers' .money to date The Chicago Tribune, which constantly pooh-poohs Elmer Davis and Congressman Fulbright cf Arkansas because they studied at English universities, lias been a big booster for Congresswoinun Jessie Sumner of Illinois. Apparently they .don't know that Miss Sumner completed her education at Oxford University, England. Can't Swap Horses No one ever would have suspected that dignified, shy Attorney General Blddie was the man to pull It oil', hut, the other night, he staged a sixty-manpower stag dinner which brought together Northern and Southern wings of the Democratic party-all rooting for Roosevelt, The. dinner was given for new Democratic Chairman Bob Han-negan. Mayor Ed Kelly of Chicago came all the way to Washington to attend. Also present were leaders of the filibuster against the anti-poll tax bill, charming Senators Eastland of Mississippi, Russell of Georgia and Conhally of Texas; also the battler for the anti-pool tar bill, courageous Senator Mead of New York and his colleague. Senator Bob Wagner. Keynote singers (not speakers) at the dinner were Congressman Louis Rabaut of Michigan and Paul Porter, new publicity ace of the Democratic National Committee, porter' rendered; with considerable feeling, the new Democratic theme song: "You can't swap horses in the middle of -the stream if you want to keep your britches dry." Congressman. Rabaut is reported to have sung "Short sheets mitke the bed seem longer" with such pathos that Congressman John Mc-cormack of Musiachesetts drew up his feet on the rungs of his chair.. Merry-Gi-I!ounl Washington polrUcos were surprised but not displeased when Episcopalian mini-ster Rev. Charles G- .Hamilton got into the race against Mississippi ranting Congressman "Rankin. Hamilton put up a goad fight for Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi last year and is u member of the State Legislature In view of the way Alabama defeated Congressman Joe Starnes and the way Texas was going, to defeat Martin. Dies.; there .may be a-good chance for Hamilton to defeat a-noUier firebrand' of intolerance Major Stanley Howe, for seven years executive secretary to fearless : ferocious Fioreflo La Guartiia in writing a book: "What Happcnd to Lft Gua rd ia," Reprrsentaive Runt" Bishop of lllinois. who learned the tailoring trade in high LAffP-A-DAY "j i WZ f Pi ... I f(!opk. inn, kiwo rgjtTUBEn avnir.ATR. tt. would riciitb ftnannvao ' ' ' - 5' 19 "1 don't ' know what's wrong yet. They're still in con-. ference." ' J&uu U WAR; BONDS HISTORY IN REVIEW 10 years ago io, Albert Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Myers, has' been. elected, president, of the Maryville .high school student body; Douglas De-mpsey, vice-president and George Mark Hamilton, secretary-treasurer, The faculty of tile Maryville public schools was completed for next year when the school board lastit night elected Miss Mary Frances Lasell as French and Latin instructor. She succeeds Mrs. Frances Gelvin Spencer, who was out an ap- tor of Mrs. W. B. Lasell, 715 South Buchanan street. The temperature .rose to 89 degrees at noon today, two degrees,, above the previous record for this date set in U918. The Maryville Bearcat track and field team won its first M, I. A. A. championship last night at Wor-'y rensburg when the green clad flashes broke five conference records and tied another. 20 YEARS AGO 20 Graduation exercises were held this morning at 10 o'clock for the seven STC high school students who.; rrceive their diplomas at the .end of the spring semester. The members of the class' who -received their certificates are Alta Argo, George C.- MeMurry , Ethel Pilden. Dessie Mc-' Elvain. Bula Jane Holt, Verla Mc-Ginness and Orren Nigh. : At ths meeting of the Twentieth Century Club held yesterday after-5 noou -following, a 1 o'clock luncheon and installation of officers, at the Elks', cl lib. the members voted to add a new department to the club that of business and finance. This was the first measure ot importance to be considered under the regime ot the new president, Mrs. M. A. . Perry. : -"If ,ths people ot Nodaway county feel kindly towards the proposlton(( and will help the county court in getting up an exhibit. Nodaway County may have a county .exhibit)1 at the state fair this summer," was the opinion of Judge E. T. Bailey, presiding judg-:- or the county court. An announcement was received the county clerk's office from. ; the iecretary of the Missouri state fair, making an appeal for the- county courts to send exhibits to the state fair. t Francis A. Lluviile, son of Aaron Luiville of Skidmore. will be -given a free trip to the Missouri state at Sedalia this year, as a result of writing one of the winning essays about the fair last year, school, has been selling clothes to Conpxesrionna- colleagues.' Now he has a competitor, .fresnman Congressman Chet Holifleld of Los Ang- olss. Hoiitield doesn't solicit business, on 'Capitol Hill, but the other day Congressman Ceqrge Outland. who also comes... froth California, received a Holifteld suit by mail, but no vest. He says he won' vote for any more Holifleld legislation until the latter sends him the vest. By V. T. HAMLIN STAMPS, i.EWSPA.PF.R!

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