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Asiatic Flu No Killer But Epidemic Could Paralyze Whole Cities By Jerry Bennett NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON - (NEA) - Before the coming winter is over, the chances are about one in three that you will have bared your arm for a doctor and been shot with three cubic centimeters of vaccine to ward off Asiatic flu. That's the present goal of health officials—to have enough shots of the new flu vaccine available to inoculate' 60 million persons at least by Feb. 1 and probably soon- Tlmos Herald, Carroll, Iowa Thursday, Aug. 22, 1957 en If you — and enough others — do take the shots: You 'll probably have nothing more than a slightly sore arm for a day or so; the new vaccine does not have th'e after effects' some people get from other Influenza shots. Possibilities But if you—and enough others Some morning this winter you could wake up and find your bus'- line was barely running because half the drivers were laid up at the same time. . . . Fire trucks answering alarms with skeleton crews; police ranks cut by a sudden wave of sickness. And even worse, you could wake —don't: when you do step up however, it's a fever too, his nurse is out with because the big fear of health au- th,e flu, and he's got a list of pa- thorities is the way. an epidemic tients just like you a yard long. could paralyze whole cities. That's what could happen if Asiatic flu should sweep the nation in wholesale epidemic proportions. And that's why the U. S. Public Health Service and the Priority System V. S. Surgeon General LcRoy E. Burney and other officials are urging that communities set up a nriorit" <svstem that would, in ef- up with fever, sore throat, cough j available—and get you to step up and aching muscles. You hopefully for a shot in the arm., dial your doctor and find he's got' If you have to wait a little while American Medical Association are feet, immunize essential services, shifting into high gear in a pro- " gram to make the new vaccine Best Heroes . In Bible,Soys Modest Hero By RAY SHAW OKLAHOMA CITY M — John] Crews killed 40 Germans and captured 15 more to win the Congressional Medal of Honor 12 years ago. When the boys in the S u n d a y School class he teaches found out recently about his bravery, he blushed. For 12 years he had tried to hide his past from his neighbors Xand fellow church members. He tried to keep out of the public's eye. Even after he won the medal and returned home from World War II, he received little publicity. That was the way he wanted it. Crews has been trying to live down his bravery. He is quick to say he's not ashamed of it. "But il's something in the past — something that doesn't do anybody any good when you bring it up." His class of boys at Exchange Avenue Baptist Church got the same reply other people will who ask him to tell his "war" stories. "Only war stories that need to be told are in the Bible," the serious Crews declared. Three Decorations Printed citations of his bravery tell the story. He has three dated within 48 hours in April, 1945. One was for the Medal of Honor, the others for the Bronze and Silver Stars. All were given for action in the Battle of the Bulge. The Medal of Honor was given for knocking out two machinegun nests, killing 40 of the enemy and capturing 15 others. The Silver Star was for taking charge of his platoon after its leader was wounded. Under Crews' command, the platoon held back the enemy for six hours. Crews won the Bronze Star for refusing to be evacuated. Although he was wounded, he. kept firing at the advancing enemy. Leg Wounds Along with the medals, he came home with leg wounds that kept him hospitalized for two months. You talk war, and he changes the subject to other things—main White Clover Proclamation WHEREAS there are many veterans who are disabled as a result of their military service; and , WHEREAS there are many children left fatherless by war's death toll; and WHEREAS the above • mentioned and many othe v persons in this City of Carroll need and deserve assistance; and WHEREAS the youth of this community will benefit from guidance; and WHEREAS proceeds from the AMVETS sale of White Clovers will be used for welfare work. I THEREFORE PROCLAIM, the authority vested in me as Mayor of this City of Carroll, that Friday, August 23, shall be designated as While Clover Day in this city of Carroll and I FURTHER PROCLAIM that AMVETS or their representatives may on WHITE CLOVER Day sell White Clovers in any public place in this City of Carroll in order to raise funds for worthy welfare programs. A. N. Neu. Mayor, City of Carroll Farmer Pits Wheat and Poison Ivy Against U.S. tural Act of 1938, which Donaldson wants repealed, is the imposition of marketing quotas against t h e threat of surpluses. "I'll take this case to the Supreme Court," Donaldson vows. "I raised that wheat for use on my own farm. Besides it's winter wheat, which is in short supply." The 47-year-old Donaldson's roots are deep in this Midwest sojl. His farm is a "firelands" grant acquired during the Revolutionary War when his ancestors were burned out of Connecticut by the British. He took over the farm In 1952. He's been a farmer since 1937. Though he has a wife and four j children, Donaldson doesn't feel, he's going out on a limb in defy-1 ing the government. I "I'm not alone," he s a y s. j "There are plenty of others — if j they'd only stand up and be count- • ed." ,_. „ .. «, , » i Donaldson is secretary of the (Times Hprnld News Service) . . , , _ ,'„ I Associated Farmers of Huron n i ~ Mary . Ga , ,la ? her of! County, Inc. The organization op- Roseburg. Ore., is visiting her :pogeg crop controls and draws on By BILL MAHONEY NEA Staff Correspondent NEW LONDON, Ohio - '(NEA) —Farmer John Donaldson has taken on the U. S. Government. "I won't recognize their authority," he 9 says". "Their" >refers to members of the Ohio Agricultural Stabilization . and Conservation Committees (ASC). Fined Twice Donaldson has twice been slapped with fines for overplanting his wheat allotments in 1956-57. He is awaiting a final word from a federal court in Toledo on the first fine of $204. The second fine is $322.56, set this year for allegedly exceeding his 11-acre allotment by 12 acres. The basic feature of the Agricul- Mary Gallagher Comes Home from Roseburg, Oregon lion shots available ty Sept. 1, with Feb. 1 or earlier as the target date for the 60 million. j 13,000 Hit Already But the epidemic is expected to strike about that time. Asiatic flu already has hit about 13,000 Americans. Since this means many more have been exposed to the disease, officials fear chances of They recommend that priority be | winter weather triggering an epigiven: ' demic are strong. First: to the.nation's 12 million And since there won't be enough doctors, nurses. and others who I vaccine to go around right away, will be taking care of the sick. ! what happens if you can't get your Second: to policemen, firemen I shot—and the Asiatic "bug" hits and workers in transportation, i you? communications, etc. (The armed! Doctors aren't worried about a forces, for example, will get four;high death rate similar to the flu million of the first eight million; epidemics of 1918-19 when influen- shots produced.) i za was something new and the You need only one shot of the! medical world had to start from vaccine and you'll be immune for j scratch against a virus that mow- about a year, the PHS figures. | ed down hundreds of thousands. You'll pay about the same as any Relatively Mild other widely - used vaccine shot Actually, the Asiatic version is would cost«-from a dollar or so in I relatively mild. Your temperature a clinic, for instance, up to what | would run from 102 to 104 degrees, your family physician usually land you'd have to put up with it charges you for such treatment. More than 500,000 shots of the new vaccine have rolled off drug house assembly lines in'the first wave. Another , mi 1.11 o n were scheduled to be ready the'week of Aug. 26 from an Indiana drug house. Six firms are working on 24-hour shifts to make eight mil' for three to five days, along with the other symptoms of general discomfort. But so far, only three Asiatic flu victims in the U. S. have died. Health officials believe secondary infections such as pneumonia were responsible for the deaths POSSIBLE VICTIMS OF ASIATIC "BUG," two European e*> change students arriving in New York on the Arosa Sky are exam* ined by Dr. Maurice Greenberg, director of New Ydrk City 's Bureau of Preventable Diseases. Public Health Service has asked manufacturers of antibiotics to As an added precaution, the'step up production to help pre vent other more dangerous diseased from moving in if you 're laid low by the Far East virus. • ministers, explains his pastor, Rev. Claybron Deering. ^ "I don't know any 'hero' stories, at least about myself," Crews said. "I tell my boys what's in the Good Book . . . what they ought to know." He continued: "I never talk about myself. I feel that no one owes me anything. I do believe I owe society something, and I try to live a good life." Crews is a foreman in the refinery division of a meat packing plant here. He also teaches an . . ... adult group at the church and at-! i"' 1 ** and SIster - Mr tends night classes at Oklahoma i Joe Br °san- City University. I Paul Pound returned to Chica„ , , . „ .' go following a visit here with rel- He s been going to college at atives night for six years and expects to j parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Gal lagher. Estella Hickey of Vail and Mar garet Clark of Denison returned from a visit in South Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Thiede and family of Clarion spent Sunday here with Mrs. Thiede's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Kock Jr. and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wiese and Eva Cramptoh visited Monday in Sioux City. Diana Ryan is visiting in Omaha with Sandra Stahlecker and Mary Ann Fahey. Georgia Lohman returned from a visit in Omaha with her brother- and Mrs. get his bachelor's degree next] JUDGES AT SAC FAIR year- | W. H. Brown, Carroll County ex- Would he repeat his bravery? j tension director, was the judge of "I don't know. I believe anyone! the boys' 4-H demonstration con- ly church and God. He is one of would have done the same under j test at Sac County Fair in Sac his church's most enthusiastic 1 the circumstances." City. Wednesday morning. the Bible, Declaration of Inde! pendence and Constitution for its! creed. It has 25-30 members. Donaldson isn't alone as far as, Ohio's Republican Sen. John W. j Bricker is concerned. 1 Bricker wrote Donaldson that! he is "very much interested in the steady growth of resistance to the wheat penalty section of the Agricultural Adjustment Act." The state ASC calls Donaldson a "ringleader" in opposition to controls and "highly antagonistic" to them. Admits It "I certainly am." says the tall, tanned farmer who served almost five years in the Army during World War II. "I consider the ASC is prosecutor, judge and jury. We need the right of jury trial in these cases. We only want to farm in the American tradition: plant and harvest as we and nature see fit." 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