Lubbock Morning Avalanche from Lubbock, Texas on June 29, 1948 · Page 12
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Lubbock Morning Avalanche from Lubbock, Texas · Page 12

Lubbock, Texas
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Tuesday, June 29, 1948
Page 12
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figt 12, Sec. 1 Lubbock, (Tex.) Morn. Avalanche, Tues., June 2B, 1948 /¥2 0 (l^ettu. /-/< ff L/ by Perez •ame6on Our famous all-purpose casual is the best basic dress you con buy. Betty . Jameson, Texas' national golf star, . gives her all-out approval! Free swing sleeves and action back . . . generously flared skirt ... fly front . . . superbly detailed from collar to hem . . . precision tailored for perfect fit ... of fine chambray in brown, yellow, blue, red and green ... sizes 10. to 20. 12.95 Project For fight Against Heart Disease Is Favored By Public BY GEORGE GALLOP, Director Amerlcftn Infttltnte of 1*ut}llo Opinion PRINCETON, N. J.. June 28— The National Heart Institute set up by this session of Congress for research on heart disease would become one of the nation's largest and most important health projects if the public had its way. A coast to coast survey by the Institute shows that approximately eight out of every ten persons polled would be in favor of appropriating the huge sum of $100,000,000 for the Heart Institute to conduct intensive research On the causes and possible cure of diseases of the heart, which are the nation's number one killer. Vital statistics collected by the United States Public' Health Service indicate that heart diseases kill nearly two and a half times as many people annually as cancer and other tumors and eight times as many as tuberculosis. Early this month Congress set up the National Heart Institute to be administered by the Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service. An appropriation of $15,000,000 for the work was suggested by the National Heart Committee and other interested groups, but in the closing days of the session Congress appropriated only $500,000 >for the Heart Institute, The general attitude of, the public can be seen from the following poll: "Would you approve or disapprove of having Ihe Government spend 100 million dollars for research to iind the causes and cure of diseases of the heart?" The vote: Approve „— 79% Disapprove 11 Qualified answers — - —- 3 No Opinion —— 7 All those who indicated approval were next asked: "Would you be willing to fe^Ot^ <&i*S*"**\ { * NEW { Just arrived . . and j just what you have \ been^asking for. Gold * kid, clutch bags : n at, tractive shapes and f sizes. 5.93 (plus tax) pay more taxes io provide ihis money?" The vote: Yet 80% No 14 No Opinion 6 The survey also found that-the public would not balk at spending double the amount, or $200,000,000, on heart research. A separate but comparable cross-section was asked the question with the larger sum mentioned and, again, the vote was 79 per cent in favor, with four out of every five of those indicating a willingness to pay more taxes to raise the money. The widespread public approval of large sums for such research comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with public opinion trends on health matters. In 1946 Institute surveys found the public overwhelmingly (87 per cent) in favor of government expenditures of $100,000,000 for cancer research, as proposed in the Neely-Pep'per bills. Apparently the public is ready to foot the bill for a massive, large-scale attack on major diseases if a practical program of spending for research can be worked out. • While the average American is not well-versed in medical statistics he does know fairly accurately which diseases are the most prevalent as a cause of death. This is shown in, the replies to another question in the Institute survey ias follows: "Will you lell me what disease causes the greatest number of deaths in this country today?" The .replies list heart disease first and cancer second, which is the correct order according to public health statistics. However the public has. a somewhat exaggerated notion of the prevalence of deaths from tuberculosis and infantile paralysis. Those are named by the voters in the survey as the next most important killers whereas actually diseases of the nervous system rank next. The public's vote follows: Heart disease 47% Cancer 30 Tuberculosis 8 Infantile paralysis 1 . Miscellaneous .— 3 Don't know _'— 3 ^ Those who named heart disease as the number one killer were found to be-slightly more in favor of the $100,000,006 research proposal than the-average for the country. ACTRESS—Janis Carter motion picture actress, models an off-the-shoulder fads lace evening gown. STRANGER IN TOWN AUSTIN (U.R)—When a tramp asked an Austin housewife for a glass of water, she handed him one out of the tap. Apparently it was the first time he had tasted chlorinated water. He denounced the housewife, even accusing her of putting something in the glass. She called police and the tramp went to jail. " Entertainer Escapes In Narcotics Raid CORPUS CHRIST!, June 28 (ff) —Customs agents today related how a woman entertainer from New York jumped from a train and escaped in a waiting car -in cloak and dagger fashion as the agents bagged 100. pounds of marijuana in a narcotics raid. ;. The officers charged four persons before U. S. Commissioner J. A. Mount. Alvin F. Scharff, U. S. customs agent in charge at Houston, identified' the wanted woman .as Rio Marisno, a singer of West Indian songs in New York. Scharff said the arrests were made as officers attempted to break up a narcotics ring operating from Mexico through Corpus Christi to'New York. / The four persons charged are the woman, Wade Turner, negro cafe owner; Jose Rodriguez and Arturo Cantu. Their bonds ware set at from $1,000 to $2,500. . Officers seized two automobiles in the raid. Twelve local policemen aided Scharff in making the arrests. Funeral Services Are Held Monday For C. E. Carroll Last,rites were read at 4 p.' m. MonSs$! in the Arnett-Benson Baptist church for Clifford E. Carroll, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Carroll of 2704 Second, who died about 9 a. m. Sunday in Lubbock Memorial hospital from critical injuries received in an automobile collision Thursday night. Rev. Cecil Ray, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Tech Memorial Park under direction of.Rix Funeral home. i Survivors include his parents, a brother, Jimmie Don, and » sister, Joyce Ann. Kansas'Wheat Outlook Bright HAYS, Kans., June 28 (INS)—Agronomists said tonight that the Kansas wheat crop-—which "didn't have a chance in January"— is well on its way toward bettering a "normal" year's production of 168,000,000 bushels. A survey of .'arm agents and grain buyers in tne famed wheat state showed today that county alter county had acre yields nearly double what had been expected earlier this year. Strike It Threatened However, there were two developments today which seriously jeopardized the movement of this big crop to market. .*. At Kansas City, Mo., workers at 14 terminal grain elevators threatened to go on strike tomorrow morning because of a wage dispute. The walkout threat followed the arrival .today in Kansas City of the.first 1,000-car run of winter wheat. The peak run is expected a week from tomorrow because of accumulations over the Fourth of July hpyday. Meantime in.Kansas harvesting activities were brought to a standstill by heavy rains which have drenched the state for 48 hours. The Weather bureau has forecast a break in the weather, however, which may permit a resumption of operations by Wednesday. Good Yield Reported An example of the way the Kansas wheat crop has come through despite bad planting weather last fall and misfortunes, was provided in a report from -Scott county. There farmers are reaping 40 to 50 bushels per acre on summer- fallowed land. One farmer near Modoc reported the finest crop he ever produced—a yield of 43 bushels per acre. Meade county farmers report a harvest of 20-25 bushels • from fields where early estimates of 15 bushels an acre were considered optimistic. A. L. Halstead, a retired federal agronomist now farming in Rush county, described the wheat harvest this, year as a "phenomenal thing." He added: "It came up late, it suffered heavy frosts, it was too thin and plagued by weeds and yet it is making a crop." Although grain buyers lately say the wheat has a rather high moisture content because of rains during the last two weeks, they report that the test is excellent— ranging from 59 to 62 pounds witli a fine, full kernel. fROMETHEUS ON THE TRAIL PITTSBURGH, (U.PJ — Westinghouse research scientists are trying to build the world's "best" fire, one that-'will burn faster, give off more heat and waste less fuel than any ever built Such a fire is needed to drive the engines of the newast jet planes and tomorrow's gas' turbine locomotives and ships. , --<---• gf:• ::• ^ -• .-..* V• ,.4*-."/: «,- s, ummer s, ewin. . cool, colorful Beautiful eyelet embroidery ... as cool and fresh as its airy crispness suggests . . . just the material for the summer frocks you'll need to see you through the hot days ahead. We have it in either pique or batiste in a selection of colors ~ aqua, blue, pink, maize, brown, navy, grey and rose. See for yourself how attractive it is already made into a dress, on display in our fabric department. 229 to 398 yard for even hem lines No muss, no fuss, no chalk. It's the newly invented Pin-It, the professional skirt marker for home sewers. You merely adjust it to .any length from the floor you desire. The shaft holds the skirt while the pins are inserted. It's easy ... . it's accurate . . an even hem every time. And the price is less than the usual cost of one alteration. Take one home today. 198

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