Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 7, 1959 · Page 9
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 9

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 7, 1959
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Halt HI Tranquilize Ya May Soon Be Cops' Cry f Tim«* Herald, Carroll, Is. ; Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1959 By ROY HAMILTON NEA Special Correspondent MEMPHIS - <NEA) - Policemen may some day he packing "tranquilizer Runs" instead of regular firearms. That's the suggest ion of Dr. Soldon D. Feurt, dean of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis, who is co-inventor of a unique drug-shooting weapon now widely used in the cat- \*' f \ I I * Eddie Skeets and His Orchestra Thurs., Oct. 8 Adm.: 90c Per Person TAX Included Dave Huskey and His Orchestra Thurs., Oct 15 Adm.: 90e Per Person Tax Included LEGION BALLROOM ARCADIA 'IOWA i I tie industry. Dr. Feurt hopes to j adapt the gun to human use, and has initiator! a new research proj- j | ect with that idea in mind. ' Once perfected, he believes offi- | cers may find it to he effective in I subduing unruly prisoners, quelling prison riots or in dispersing mobs. He believes it would also he valuable in other emergency situations. such as rescue work, in which the injection of liquid drugs and sedatives over long distances is desired. For instance, it could he used to administer a sedative to a fallen mountain climber to ease his pain until the rescue party was able to reach him. In police work. Dr. Feurt would load the gun with a more powerful tranquilizer, which would cause quick incapacitation. The drug might he similar to apomorphine which is used lo produce extreme nausea in the treatment of acute alcoholism. Instead of wounding a prisoner or possibly being injured himself; while subduing him. the officer could stand off af a safe distance and "bring him down" with a severe case of nausea. Dr. Fctirf plans lo test a number of druns to find out which ones best suit the purpose. Dr. Feurt and three associates developed the gun while he was serving as professor of pharmacology at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. He has been with the U-T pharmacy school since last March. The gun, which operates on carbon dioxide, comes in two models —a rifle, highly accurate up to ">0 T)R. FKURT'S imposing arsenal Is un-ncrving but not lethal. . yards, and a pistol, accurate to around 20 yards. It looks just like a conventional weapon in both cases except for the oversize barrel. It shoots a special hypodermic syringe which, upon contact, squirts its contents into the subject through a hollow needle. Cattlemen and stockyards use the weapon to dope uncooperative cattle. Veterinarians also find it handy in administering vaccines and penicillin to sick animals. Another use has been found for it in the capture of dogs suspected of rabies. In Montana recently, cattle rustlers used dope guns to tranquilize Library Checks Out 309 Books in Day for a Record Records were broken at the i Carroll Public Library Tuesday when 309 books, the largest number for any single day in library history, were checked out to individual borrowars. Until yesterday, the biggest day in library history was during Book Week three years ago when 250 books were borrowed. [ On that occasion Miss Sadie Stevens, librarian, had visited schools and extended special invitations for school children to come in and patronize the library. Miss Stevens was unable to account for the sudden flurry yesterday. No particular occasion was being observed and no special appeal had been made. Most of the borrowers were teachers and students from local schools and most of the hooks checked out were for outside reading assignments. However, there were also many adult patrons and many books of all kinds were borrowed. cows and keep them quiet as they were loaded onto trucks. "That's one use I never thought of," admits Dr. Feurt. ' In adapting the gun for humans, Dr. Feurt said the size of both the projectile and the needle (IVi inches for catt)e> must, be reduced so that the syringe will not cause injury upon impact. He thinks it will have "tremendous psychological advantages" in the hands of police. As he points out. most people wince at the thought of getting stuck by a needle anyway. But the prospect of getting shot by one— ugh! Form Program Highlights From th« Carroll County ASC Offk* The results of the wool refertn dum in Carrol! County are that* 19 producers favored the promotion deduction. .1.1 producers did not favor the promotion deduction. 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