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Beauty Declines Cinderella Role By JOHN LONG BEACH, Calif. <AP>- Tatiia Vefstak, a reluctant Cinderella, is turning down a chance to wear the royal robes she won as Miss International Beauty. She is returning to Australia to continue preparations for a career as a welfare worker—intent on helping people who, like herself, are refugees from communism. She has declined offers of lucrative film contracts, and she does not want to tour the world as Mis.s International Beauty—an endeavor which earned her predecessor $25,000. "I've got as much money as I want," she said. She won $10,000 with the title Saturday night. She said it will go into her father's building insulation business in Sydney. Tania, 21, felt sh« wasn't pretty enough for the contest, which drew 50 girls from as many nations. The judges disagreed. The hazel-eyed lovely fled from her birthplace, Tientsin, China with her White Russian parents 10 years ago. The parents had escaped as children from Sovie communism. She said she'll return home to fulfill her contract as Miss Aus tralia. It runs until Christmas. Miss Verstak, 21, intends I study English, Chinese and psy chology to prepare for refugee work overseas. She already i fluent in English and Russian. Tania posed uncomplaining and with a warm smile for the crowds for pictures Sunday. Talking to newsmen, she frequently became confused in answering their ques- ions. "I am sorry," she told them, but I'm still in a daze." Early last week the shapely, rown-haired girl said she did not xpect to reach even the semi- inal field of 15 plucked from iriginal entries representing 50 ountries. "I felt I didn't belong," Miss Verstak explained. "The Australia contest wasn't for beauty. How could they choose me from all ,hose girls?" Oscar Meinhardt, executive producer of the pageant, said it's- all right with him if the new queen does not accept the commercial offers which started pouring in on icr even before she was named winner Saturday. "Just as long as she upholds the dignity of th« title," he said, "there is no objection. And I know she will. She's a wonderful girl." After completion of her tour as Miss Australia, Tania plans to return to Sydney University at night to brush up on her languages, and to help during the day in her father's business. Next year she'll return to Long Beach to crown her successor. Then she hopes to go to Switzerland to work in refugee-aid organizations. yes; ran, Famed Flying Vets Honor Comrade By GENE SCHROEDER BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) —American flying heroes who fought for France in World War I bowed graying heads in a solemn tribute Sunday to a departed comrade. ! Tears glistened in the eyes of some of the old-timers as an American Legion rifle squad fired three volleys and a bugler played "Taps" in memory of Col. Frederick W. Zinn, who fought with them in the French Foreign Legion and the Lafayette Flying Corps. Taking part in the ceremony were a handful of the few survivors who volunteered for service with the French forces before the United States entered World War I. Zinn.Uhe first American aerial combat, photographer was buried —at his request two years ago—in Memorial Park Cemetery off the end of the runway at Battle j Creek's Kellogg Field. j A plaque dedicated to Zinn's memory was unveiled Sunday at the first reunion air show by his daughter, Mrs. Howard Wirson of Chicago, and a former comrade who saved his life when Zinn was wounded in 1915, Col. David W. King of Chester, Conn. Further tribute was paid at a quiet graveside ceremony where Baron Hans Georg von der Oslen, B6, Cologne, Germany, laid a wreath on Zinn's tombstone. The baron, who flew with Baron von Richthofen's legendary squadron of the German imperial air force, said in German as he stepped back: "With the highest respect for an honored opponent." Another wreath was placed on the grave by the present day commander of the Lafayette Escadrille, Capt. Berhard Zeigler, a wounded veteran of the recent Algerian war. Zeigler, 29, flew from France to join in the reunion of the men who fought in his country's behalf before he was born. As the air heroes paid their respects to Zinn, they were well aware of their thinning numbers. About 55 survivors are believed scattered around the world. Of the 20-odd who came to the reunion, the youngest was 66, the oldest, 87. A nostalgic highlight of the air show was a mock aerial dog fight expected with thousands.of American spectators watching. Nathaniel Duffy of Buffalo, N.Y. said he remembered that most of the dog fights usually didn't last as long as the 15-minule demonstration. Usually, he said, "one plane either went down or ran away before there was much of a fight." pitting a French Nieuport 28 against a German Fokker D7, Examiner Says Query Should Be Continued HOUSTON (AP) - Dr. Joseph Jachimczyk, Harris County medical examiner, said Saturday the investigation of Henry Marshall's death should be continued as a murder case. He reaffirmed his earlier opinion that Marshall, 51, an Agriculture Department official who apparently was first to learn of the cotton dealing of Billie Sol Estes, was probably a murder and not a suicide victim. The doctor has just completed a -study of two letters by state police chief Homer Garrison and former grand juror Pryse Metcalfe of Fraklin. The letters were submitted him by Dist. Judge John Burron of Bryan. Marshall was found dead June 3, 1961, on his ranch near Franklin, the verdict at the time was suicide. He had been shot five times with a bolt action rifle. A Robertson County grand jury this spring reopened the case, but reported insufficient -evidence to change the suicide verdict. Afterward, Garrison wrote a letter to the judge saying he thought Marshal was murdered and detailed his reasons for thinking so. Metcalfe then wrote the judge outlining why the grand jury thought the death a suicide. Dr. Jachimzcky, who was called in for an autopsy on Marshall's exhumed body, was asked by the judge to referee the difference of opinion. He has written the judge that "In view of the inf o r m a t i o n gleaned from these reports, agree wholeheartedly that the investigation should continue as a murder case." said the death could have flown by stunt pilots Frank Tall-, man of Santa Ana, Calif., and 'been a suicide, but if it was Cole Palen of Rhinebeck, N.Y. suicide, it was the most unusual Baron von der Osten, watching j one he had seen during his ex- Hie battle, was not distressed animation of 15,000 dead persons when the Fokker apparently lost the fight, trailing a plume of black smoke. He said he understood that was the outcome to be CONSTIPATED due to DIETING? "Crash" liquid diets can be very constipating! Thousands get reliel with NUJOL. Not a mere lubricant, NUJOL emulsifies in intestines to increase moisture retention, thus aild bulk (or easier elimination Non-habit forming. Take NUJOL at bedtime. Economize on large size. 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HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER VOUR FIRST DW BEWND WELL MY 5UR- MRS BANNIN6, UWTIt THE BREE7E. BlOWi PAST THE HILPHUR SPRING! MARY WORTH M6N., AUfeUSt 26, !&2, Ufcg hm Viruses Created Out of Chemicals CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - A Utah scientist has succeeded in making infections viruses oat of Inert chemicals for the first time, it was reported here today. Does this mean that life has been formed in a test tube? "If viruses are considered to be living objects, then the answer is said Dr. George W. Coch- who described his experiments at a scienticic meeting here. However, he said the most significant result was that by producing viruses apart from a living cell, the virus-formation process could be studied more closely in seeking counter-weapons. "It permits for the first time an understanding of the biochemistry of the virus-forming process itself," he said in an interview. "We can now examine it in great detail, and very accurately, and should be able to select chem* cals to interrupt it." Viruses are tiny agents «hicr cause disease in men, plants and animals. In men, they cause colds, polio, measles, chickenpox, yellow fever, sleeping sickness, experiments, that the bonding of the virus stroctar* was not entirely faafrdirected. the code that guided the complex combination of chemicals to form the viruses was derived from a molecule with no living properties, taken from an infected plant. It was the command mechanism or pattern that organized the raw chemicals introduced by the researchers into the threadlike viruses. "It zippered them together like the zipper on a valise," he said. Dr. Cochran, a plant patholigist at Utah State University, heads a research team there, supported partially by grants from the National Institutes of Health and tha U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. "Viruses have never been produced before outside of a living cell," he said, noting that viruses often have been reproduced in test tubes by adding them to living cells, as in nature. However, he said, the virus- forming operation was impossible to study clearly under such conditions, since it was mixed up with ^ ______ _____ ____ r _. o __________ and various other diseases. j thousands of other biochemical There have been indications they may cause some forms of cancer. They cause world economic losses estimated at a billion dollars annually. They are smaller than bacteria, so small they can be seen only with an electron microscope magnifying 10,000 to 200,000 times. They exist on an obscure borderline between living and nonliving matter, possibly a link between them. It was noted, in Dr. Cochran's First Nuclear Merchant Ship To Go to Sea By FRANK CAREY Associated Press Science Writer ABOARD NUCLEAR SHIP SAVANNAH (AP) — This 22,000-ton vessel — the world's first known atomic-powered merchant ship — shoves off today on a maiden voyage which signals the opening of a new era in commercial passenger and cargo hauling on the high seas. The 2 1 /z-day voyage from historic Yorktown, Va., to Savannah, Ga., also will mark an American advance in the technological race with the Soviet Union. The Soviets have built a nuclear-powered icebreaker, but their plans to enter the nuclear-powered merchant ship field are believed to be still in the blueprint stage. The Savannah is not expected to enter regular commercial service for about a year and a half. Meantime it will make demonstration trips and possibly take on some paying passengers for trips between American ports. Atomic Energy Commission officials said the vessel is not expected to operate at a profit because it is the first ship of its kind "and costs of such a prototype are necessarily high." Among passengers aboard the great white ship for the run to Savannah, Ga., were Georgia Gov. and Mrs. Ernest Vandiver; Rep. and Mrs. G. Elliot Hagan of Georgia, and Mayor and Mrs. Malcom MacLean of Savannah. The ship was named in honor of the 320-ton sailing vessel with auxiliary steam power that first crossed the Atlantic in 1819 using steam power part of the way. Although the Savannah has undergone previous sea trials, the present trip marks her first excursion to a regular commercial port. The ship has vast capabilities. With a single fueling of its mammoth atomic furnace, it could cruise for 3V» years, for a distance of 300,000 miles—much farther than the distance between the earth and the moon. It is fueled by 17,000 pounds of uranium oxide, the power equivalent of 90,000 tons of fuel oil. The ship's designed speed is 20 knots—about 23 statute miles per hour—but she already has done up to 24 knots in trials off Yorktown. reactions going on in the cell. Separating the virus-production process "from the great biochemical complexity of living cells," he said, "places it in a more simple environment" for investigating it and finding means to control it. "Our work should open entirely new vistas in virology and medicine bringing us ever closer to an understanding of the nature of life itself," he said. His technical report was for a meeting of the American Phyto- pathological Society at Oregon State University as part of sessions of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. In producing viruses outside liva cells, Cochran's team used four chemicals—triphosphates of adenosine, guanosine, cytidine and uri- dine—elements generally assumed before to make up viruses. Finding the key to put them together in the exact way to form viruses was the hurdle. Essentially the virus is a complex chain of chemicals linked so as to form a particular nucleic acid that makes up the virus, Cochran said. As the genetic guide for arranging or synthesizing the chemicals, Cochran's team took some juice from a tobacco plant infected with tobacco mosaic virus, and filtered it through an agar jell filter to remove life cells and interfering elements. "Synthesizing molecules," containing the secret formula for assembling the chemicals into viruses were thus extracted. He said the molecule guides could be used over and over again to make more viruses. With one molecule mechanism, about 100 billion new virus units could be turned out in less than 30 minutes, he said. In some cases the chemicals were made radioactive so the resulting radioactive viruses could be observed more easily. Roaches? Economical monthly service contract available. Cafl for a helpful free analysis of your pest problem, SOUTHERN TERMINIX CO. 3231 KIRKMAN—HE 3-9050 WHEN YOU NEED MONEY (and who doesn't?) Think of Commercial Securities Co. An experienced loan service when you need money for any purpose . . . SO SIMPLE—SO QUICK—SO CONVENIENT Phon» for A Loan Commercial Securities Co. "Serving' Your Friends & Neighbor! Since 1919" m BROAD PHONE HE 9-3483 AU$0 HOLER BLOC.' JENNINUJ, LA. PHONi IM-1W th

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