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!«r .Mdii,j3 «3jtesbur! 20 Gaiesbun HEALTH COLUMN Victory Over *t Contagious Disease (Measles—long considered a harmless childhood is in reality the most deadly child killer of any infectious disease. In an effort to wipe out dangerous public apathy toward the disease, the child Health Committee of the Illinois State Medical Wednesda scries.) tide—the Part III: New Hope With Measles Vaccine "Take Adder's Tongue or Serpent's Tongue; or take Bistort or Snakeweed. Since the former pair are under the dominion of the Moon and Cancer, the latter pair belong to Saturn, their leaves and roots have the powerful faculty to resist aU poison. The roots in powder form, taken in drink, expelleth the venom of the plague, smallpox and measles » • • • This actually was one of the proposed therapies for the treatment of measles in 17th century England, The therapy, however, did little to curb measles epidemics of those years, as the disease — in some years — caused more deaths than dreaded smallpox. Ancient sorcerers prescribed various charms, rites and prayers to special gods to "di'ive out" the rash; early American physicians favored warm baths, sweating and drawing plasters; some Indians immersed infected children in water in hopes of washing off the measles rash; and one tribe even dusted infected children with ashes to soothe the irritation. Because of the unpredictability and highly infectious nature of measles, however, medical people have long realized that the solution to the measles problem lies, not in its treatment, but in its prevention and ultimate eradication. Unfortunately, it wasn't until adapt hens' layer cells. The the vaccine to fertilized eggs, and finally to single- culture of chick-embryo Folks Rarely Get the Right Kind of Mail Mm Around tht Somorar- chick virus grew rapidly on • embryo tissue cultures. And—after a number of passages in the eggs and embryo cultures- tests showed that the virus had attenuated; that is, the been virulence of the infecting agent had been weakened, rendering it safe for use in humans. When given in 1058 to children who had not had measles, the attenuated mild produced with only significant measles anti- 1954 when Drs. John Enders virus reactions, development of bodies. Thus, the Enders group succeeded in developing an attenuated-virus vaccine that promised to put an end to the search for an effective protective agent. Subsequent clinical trials, both here and abroad, indicate that probably permanent immunity may be attained with one injection of the live attenuated vaccine. The only problem that remained was that of producing the vaccine in sufficient quantities to deter the disease, but yet in desired quality so as to permit safe administration to young children. Elaborate control procedures were necessary to produce vaccine of high potency and unquestioned safety. Again, the chicken played a prominent role. Through the cooperation of a West Coast poultry breeder, special disease - free By HAL BOVLE NEW YORK (AP) ~ Fragments from letters people would like to get — but rarely do; "For some reason, dad, ever since I married the dean's daughter all my professors are giving me better grades, and it now looks like I'll make Phi Beta Kappa for sure. The dean also managed to wangle me a $3,000 scholarship, so you can discontinue sending me my allowance, as I really don't need it any more/' "It's a mystery to me why my secretary sent you a bill for $513 for your now dental plate. Actually, she got the figures backward. The amount should be $315, but I feel so embarrassed over the error, I'm going to knock off another $100 and make it a flat $215, But there's no rush. Send me your check whenever it's convenient." "You don't know me, but I'm Rudolf Bing, and I manage the Metropolitan Opera. While out for a stroll the other evening I passed beneath vnur nnartment. and A Polish radio reporter diked a man in the streets of Warsaw what he thought of the harvest results. "Oh, I think they're average!" "What do you mean by that?" "Worse than last year's but better than next year's!" 4l What mattes the Communist system superior to others?" tht teacher asked Janoi. The boy answered; "The fact that it successfully copes with difficulties which do not exist in other systems/ 1 A teacher diked a member of bis class: "What is Communism?" "Communism/' the boy an* ewered, "is the victory of ideas over common sense/' The instructor in o mathematics close in East Germany asked little Hans: "If on* metric ton of coal costs 100 marks and your father orders 500 marks' worth of coal, how many metric tons will be de« livered to your house? "Four and one half metric tons/' answered Hans* "That is not correctl" replied the teacher sharply, "I know it's not correct/' said Hans, "but what can wo do? It always happens!" Twe cititens met bn * street in the Rumanian capital, lucha- ""What's new?" asked one. "Well, said the other, "yesterday I spoke with an, extremely intelligent man in a high govern* ment position and..." "Oh/' interrupted tht first, Vou madoo long-distanct phone call/' Ordinary citizens in the U. S. S. R. have no solemn reverence for communism and its fruits. There is a constant banter with political overtones. Many of these jokes filter through the Iron Curtain. Here is a collection current in Russia and its satelites. couldn't apartment, overhearing the your help bawling out your wife was giving you. We haven't had a dramatic soprano voice like hers in our company for years. If your wife would care to audition for us, I'm sure we could reach contract terms agreeable to all concerned." "The years have done poorly by me since our high school mates picked you as class dunce and voted me the boy most likely to made faces at Jojo and stuck his fingers through the bars, he wouldn't have been bitten. Jojo is one of the most sensitive baboons we've ever had in our pet shop. However, since we about to sign Jojo to a starring role in a new television show, we are willing to settle your lawsuit out of court for a cash lump sum of $2,500, and forget the whole matter." "Although you say you merely raised your hand to stifle a yawn, our auctioneer took it as a signal you were bidding $35,000 for Von Rumpsprungle's famous landscape, "Cows in the Watercress," and closed the sale. This morning a noted collector came to us and offered $50,000 for the painting. Would you care to part with it for this amount, minus our usual commission, of course?" "While cruising in the waters off Hyannis Port recently, JFK couldn't help but admire the skilled way in which you handled the small sloop you'd rented for the day. He has been having some trouble with his spinnaker lately, and wonders if you could give him a few sailing lessons at your convenience. Naturally, we'd like to keep this private. You know how Republicans like to gossip." t . * • j j f _ VULCU I lie tilt; uuj iiivou mvwj w and Thomas Peebles of Harvard | fr0m a succeed. But the post as custodian Medical School succeeded in culturing measles virus from the blood and throat washings of an named David rare experimental flock. The chickens and their offspring 11-year-old Edmonston boy - that the way was opened toward development of a practical, effective measles vaccine. The at first could be virus made to grow in laboratory cultures of monkey and human kidney tissue. Its presence could be demonstrated by the pathologic changes it caused in these cells. Dr, Enders and his associates subsequently grew the Edmonston strain in 24 successive cultures of human kidney tissue and then in 28 serial cultures of human amnion. At this time, the chicken played its first prominent part in the measles vaccine story, a role it is still playing today. The two Harvard scientists managed to are used to produce germ-free embryos on which to grow the measles virus. The entire process is carried out under germ-free conditions comparable to those of a modern hospital operating room. It takes 137 days to produce measles vaccine, and about 96 at City Hall is going to open up soon, and I know I can get it with a little pull. The next time you play golf with the mayor would you mind putting in a good word for me — for old times' sake?" "Frankly, Mr. Schmerz, we feel small son hadn't that if your vaccine, of these are devoted to quality ^.g ^y "Windsor control testing. # Every batch of vaccine is test- Qirl ScOTltS ed in embryonated eggs and by several inoculation methods in animals, including suckling mice, NEW WINDSOR—The new Girl rhesus monkeys and grivet mon- gcout bookg which were re i eased Get New Books New Windsor News Briefs WINDSOR—Clarence son and sisters, Davis and Miss Mrs. Malinda Alvera Benson of Aledo, were recent visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Benson. Mrs. Roy Peterson, who accompanied her sister, Miss Rachel Knott of Rock Island to St. David, Ariz., Aug. 24, returned home with Miss Knott Sept. 9. They had visited their sisters, Mrs. William Ryan and Mrs. Fern Saltz. Members of the Brownie troop of Girl Scouts completed the work on their record books at the meeting Wednesday. Plans were formulated to take a hike and later have a sack lunch at a future date, Neva Nimerick and Julia Ryan will serve the treats at the Sept. 11 meeting. keys. Victory over a virus — made possible by the teamwork of scientists, doctory and production experts. However, still another member must be added to that team if the victory is to be complete — the parents. Why parents? "It's the parents that truly hold the key to eradication of this dread disease," said Dr. Ralph H. Kunstadter, chairman of the Illinois State Medical Society's Child Health Committee. "If parents act now — and have their children vaccinated by their family physician or local health department — we can stamp out this dread killer in a relatively short time," Dr. Kunstadter said. "How soon we see the end of measles in our country depends on them." Sept. 9, were distributed and discussed at the meeting of Troop 427 Sept. 11. Five Girl Scouts. Nancy Fowler, Kathy Spcnce, Nora Anderson, Pamela Foster and Mellissa Hamilton had written each an essay on baby-sitting, which they read at the meeting. Later the same girls volunteered to serve as babysitters at the meeting of the Par* ent-Teacher Association, Sept. 12, at the grade school. Beckie Bodeen and Mellissa Hamilton served the treats. Temp Hanging orary MIAMI (AP) - Folk walking by the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Smith did doubletakes when they saw a skeleton dangling from a tree. Turned out the papier mache skeleton belonged to a friend — a biology teacher — who was visiting then- daughter. They decided to wash the skeleton and had hung it in the tree to dry. Phone 342-5151 PRESCRIPTIONS IN GAUSSURfi HAWTHORNE 1 1 a** tmm mmm *- Calif or nian Is Oquaivka Visiloi OQUAWKA—Mrs. Chauncey L. Peters of Palm Springs, Calif., visited several days here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Devore. Her husband is entering the University of California this fall to begin work on his Master's Degree. H. C. Ives, who received treatment at Monmouth Hospital for three weeks, has returned to his home in the Rozetta community. Recent visitors in his home were his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs, Clyde Ives of Bellflower, Calif., and a son, Kenneth Ives of Collinsvillo. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Staggs of Galesburg were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Stoneking. Terry Vancil has returned to Eureka, where this year he is a junior at Eureka College. Recent guests in the home of Mrs. Elsie Thornton included Mr. and Mrs. Max Fryrear and Mrs. Rex Brimhall of Monmouth; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Brimhall of Knoxville and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Dixon of Little York. Warren Vancil left Monday for Lamar, Mo., on a one-week business trip for Gale Products, traveling via the company's private plane. Burlington Offers Rides on Steam Trains Burlington Railroad announced oday it would resume its "Steam Choo Choo" excursions for school children this month. Last year, G0.000 children rode the steam- powered trains in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. Excursions scheduled in this area arc Galesburg-Knoxville- Yates City Sept. 21, Yates City- Farmington - Canton - Lewistovvn Sept. 22 and Bushncll-Abingdon- Avon-Galesburg Sept, 23, Missile Torture At Redstone Base HUNTS VILLE, Ala. (AP)—In an unassuming white building at Redstone Arsenal, home of the Army Missile Command, the en- and svstems of future baked, gines ana systems missiles are frozen, drenched, salt - splashed, sunburned, sandblasted and shook up in a series of torture chambers called the Preflight Evalua- on Laboratory. 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