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THE RACINE JOURNAL-TIMES VOL. 30, No. 14. RACINE, WIS., SUNDAY, JULY 26, 1959 68 PAGES-~5 SECTIONS—20 CENTS The Best from American Heritage • • • * * * Cotton Mather vs. the Smallpox EDITOR'S NOTE: It took a crusading minister in Boston to introduce an inoculation for smallpox back in 1721, despite a strong opposition, long before the discovery of HiAoticiI ACCOUNT O P T H E SMALL POX INOCULATED I N SEW B N 0 L A N D, Upon til Sorts of Pcrfons tVhiiit, tlitkr, ind of all Ages and Cunftitutions. Wilh ftmc /ccounl of ihc N'Jiure of idt InftAiM In Ihc N «TIII «l Iml IMKUIATIB Wijr, Mi ihtir dilTcrfni tlftfli on HUH»II Bottii. Wiih tomt ftprt D i m c T i o N • lo ihi Un. itriiniido in ihii Method of Pii^ti e l1<ii«rMaiirfl.kia>,ilM.|tMilul',.n>iri •! Wans By ZMitt BovKkn, ). R.S. >ri«i<«>l Cala.iii, • .k. K|p I. «l H net UVI. I. MOCCJEU, Believe Gunman in Burning Bam FERRUM CROSS ROADS, Va. — (i^) — A giant white barn providing fortress - like shelter for ex-convict Earl Smith, sought by a posse for a double slaying and the wounding of a state trooper, went up in flames Saturday night. As the barn burned, to the ground, a small army of lawmen who peppered it throughout the evening with rifle, machine gun and shotgun fire and tear gas grenades, stopped their withering barrage. Police seemed certain Smith still was in the building, where he sought refuge early Saturday. Origin of the fire was not known. It was not deliberately set by the posse. The fire followed a second impassioned plea for surrender of rifle-wielding Smith, a 30- year-old convicted moonshiner trailed since Friday for the fatal shooting of his brother- in-law and an 8-months-old niece. Roosevelt Smith, father of Earl, talked for about 12 minutes before emotion overcame him. "This is driving your mother crazy and your two babies are home crying," said the father. Earlier in the evening, the barrage of gunfire was returned with at least three shots from the barn. The barn, property of Earl Smith's grandfather, was illuminated by searchlights throughout the evening. vaccine. Dr. Farmer obtained material for this article from his collection of physicians' letters, dating back 250 years. By. Dr. Laurence Farmer In the spring of 1721 Boston was greatly alarmed by the news that there were cases of smallpox in town. The dreaded disease had apparently been brought in toward the end of April by a Negro from a ship recently arrived from the Caribbean, and although the authorities h.id quarantined the house in which he lay ill — the only measure then available to combat its spread — the contagion was soon out of hand. During the next weeks and months it took on terrible dimensions. When it had finally run its course more than half of the small community's 10,000 inhabitants had con tracted the disease, more than 800 persons had succumbed. As if this were not enough, the town's ordeal was height ened by a medical controversy which split the community wide open. Bloodshed often appeared imminent. At one juncture it was avoided only by the misfiring of a grenade. Early in the epidemic the Rev. Cotton Mather, long pillar of the community, attempted to interest the town's physicians in "the Practice of conveying and suffering the Smallpox by Inoculation," Rafael Del Pino State Lawmakers OK 25 ^0 Surtax Reveal Capture of Lor)g-Sought Castro Enemy in our practice "never used ., Nation." Haying casually heard about it some years earlier from some African slaves, his interest was fully awakened when subsequently, he chanced upon a communication in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, reporting upon its apparently successful use In Turkey. Then and there he decided to advocate its introduction if smallpox should again occur in Boston. He would now lay the matter before the physicians. The Doctor Says No Young Dr. William Douglass, Edinburgh - trained and the town's only full-fledged medical graduate, was incensed, ^e was thoroughly convinced that the method was inherently dangerous; it consisted, after all, in inoculating pus from the blisters of a smallpox sufferer into the skin of a healthy person! (The procedure of vaccination with cowpox virus lay many years in the future.) He resented the fact that Mather, a clergyman, should presume (Turn to Page 11, Col. 1) HAVANA —m~ The cap- J ture of one of Fidel Castro's most wanted enemies was announced Saturday as thousands of young Cuban farmers, waving banners and brandishing sharp sugarcane knives roamed this capital. They were in a mood for a celebration — or trouble. Police said Rafael Del Pino, leader of the "While Rose" organization, who has been operating from Miami, Fla., was wounded and captured 20 miles east of here while apparently trying to fly a group of Cubans out of the country. Chartered Plane The "White Rose" leader apparently flew a chartered sin- gle-engined plane from Florida and landed on a paved highway for a dawn rendezvous with his associates here. Heavily armed police, machine-gunned the plane as it landed, setting it afire and wounding the pilot. A carload of would-be passengers escaped after exchanging shots with the police. Police said they dragged Del Pino from the plane and that he was in a grave condition — with burns — in a military hospital. Earlier, police announced the arrest of four other White Rose members and the seizure of documents -and ammunition in a raid in Havana. Mark Anniversary Hundreds of thousands of Cubans will mass in the heart of the capital today on the sixth anniversary of the 26th of July movement which overthrew the dictatorship of Ful- I ^Rencio Batista last .lanuary. There they will shout their demands that Castro, the man they call the maximum leader of the revolution, resume the office of premier. Authorities have been quietly rounding up suspected "counter - revolutionaries." Debra Raises Threat of Flood GALVESTON, Texas — (/P) — Continuing downpours, on the heels of rains up to 15 inches, raised a specter of floods Saturday night in the wake of Hurricane Debra, Estimates placed damage in the millions from the tropical blow, which started breaking up late in the day after smacking into the Texas coast with winds as high as 105 m.p.h. Forecasters warned against further heavy rains and squalls spreading northward into east Texas and extreme western Louisiana. A weather bureau advisory said local amounts of 10 to 15 inches; were likely. The heaviest rain — 15 inches measured by a farm gauge — fell in Brazoria County, just west of Galveston. —AP Wlrrplinto Smoke and flame leaped from the wreckage of the People's Gas Co. building in Marshficid, Wis., after an explosion and fire S.iturday. Blast Rips Building in State; 4 Injured Hospital Error Kills 2 Babies MARSHFIELD, Wis.—(iT)— Four men were hospitalized w i t h severe burfis Saturday after a spectacular explosion and fire that destroyed a building and four trucks at the Peoples Gas Co. plant on the I northeast side of Marshfieid. Flames, shooting 100 feet in the air, were brought under control about an hour after the initial blast, which apparently occurred in a truck. Taken to St. Joseph's Hospital were Chester Davis, Jr., son of the owner of the plant; Herbert Adamski, Elmer Eckes and Wilfred Gorke, all em­ ployes. None was described in critical condition. Eckes, with second and third degree burns to his hands, face and arms was the most sevedy injured. The men were working around the truck which had backed lo a loading platform a 30 by 50 foot building usee for repair purposes. The hinsi and fire destroyed the truck and three other vehicles and the entire building. Firemen kept the f 1 a m c s from spreading to nearby storage tanks and other buildings Peoples Gas Co, supplies manufactured gas to customers in the Marshfieid area. Cau.se of the explosion and the extent of damage were not determined immediately. Nixon, Nikita Talk Peace at Dinner / MOSCOW — (JV) — Vice President Nixon and Premier Khrushchev met at a U.S. embassy dinner Saturday night and talked of peace and President Eisenhower. "I, like all my colleagues, like your President. "We like his sincerity, his gentlemanship, which is quite up to the mark." The atmosphere at the dinner was described as "one of cordiality throughout." There was no word whether Nixon and Khrushchev discussed at the dinner the vice president's surprise decision to fly to Poland for a two-day goodwill visit after his Russian to the top," "Mr, Khrushchev and Eisenhower are alike on one respect. They are men who had humble beginnings and came tour ends. Khrufshchev told the dinner guests Russia has never had a disagreement with Eisenhower and recalled that the U.S. President worked with the Soviets during World War 11. Nixon compared Khrushchev and Eisenhower in these words; "The prime minister was once a miner. The President of the United States worked his way through school, and among the jobs he had was the back-breaking job of carrying ice." The vice president added, however, that in citing these major similarities "I do not Mr. I overlook the fact we have major problems between us." Then Nixon said: "All the ingredients for peaceful friendship and peaceful co-operation are here. They can be put together." Notes U.S. Rise As President Eisenhower's representative, Nixon said he wanted to bring this message from the American people to the Soviet people: "Friendship and a desire for (Turn to Page 3, Col. 2) SAN ANTONIO, Texas—(/P) — An error in medication claimed the lives of two tiny premature babies at Robert B Green Hospital, William B. For .ster. administrator, said Saturday. • Four other babies given the same medication in their milk were baved by prompt action when nurses noticed the babies turning.blue and called doctors. All six of the premature babies received sodium nitrite by mistake — a medication normally given to heart patients. The medication causes a condition that prevents the hemoglobin in the blood from picking up oxygen from the per- .son's lungs, the hospital administrator said. Forster said the babies should have been given vitamin C tablets. Forster said he had not been able to find out where the error occurred but presumed the vitamin C bottle was filled by mistake with sodium nitrite tablets. The bottle was refilled at the hospital, he said. Sodium nitrite and vitamin C tablets are the same color and look alike. Senate Concurs with Assembly in 11th Hour Move MADLSON —(/I')— The Wisconsin Senate Saturday night concurred in nn A.ssembly-ap- provcd bill that would boost the state's surtax on personal income to 25 per cent the first year of the bicnnium. Senate passage completed cglslatlve action on the tax boost approved earlier In the Assembly. In a 75-22 vote, and eliminated the Inst major item standing in the way of a summer recess. The vote In the Republican- controlled Senate was 24-8. All eight votes against the measure were cast by Republicans. A final roll call on the key proposal followed more than .30 minutes of debate, and four GOP attempts to amend the 25 per cent figure back to the 20 per cent level where It now rests. Ruled Not Germane Lt. Gov. Phllleo Nash, the Senate president, ruled the four proposed changes were not germane because In substance they would duplicate a 20 per cent surtax proposal offered earlier In the session. Introduction and passage of the higher surtax was the Democratic-controlled A.ssem- bly's part of the compromise which saw the Senate pass a $ 1.3,800,000 two-year state building program Friday. The surtax proposal, introduced at the request of Gov. Nelson, would return the sur(Tum to Page 3, Col. 2) In This Section: Local News Page 6 Builders Page 12 Editorial Page 16 Late Telegraph News Pages 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, II Racine Area WEATHER Sundtr. Julr M. t»B> Partly cloudy and warmer today and Monday. High today near 70 near the lake to the mid 80s Inland. Low tonight mid 60s. Light variable winds early today, becoming southerly 8 to 18 miles an hour this afternoon. ELSEWHERE IN WISCONSIN Partly cloudy and warmer today. Chance of of Isolated thundershowers extreme north portion late this after- noor or tonight. Monday partly cloudy and warmer. ROAD THROWS DRIVERS A BAD CURVE — After driving for miles on a relatively straight northbound service rOad adjacent to the not-yet-completed Interstate Highway 94, motorists come to an incline at the intersection of County Trunk C and a sharp curve immediately beyond. FIRST PHOTO: Signs on the road, at left in picture, indicate there is a curve ahead. SECOND. PHOTO, JOPi Picturt taken from the eye level of the driver shows that the motorist sees nothing but sky as he approaches the crest of the incline. Arrow points out top of a second road sign, just coming into view, that indicates the road' angles sharply to the left. SECOND PHOTO, BOTTOM: The double arrows on the road sign now are clearly visible as the motorists reach the top of the mcUne, but by then the curve u upon the motorists, requiring a sharp turn. THIRD PHOTO: Viewed from the north, looking back at the curve, picture shows vehicles following the road and heading off to left before making the turn which carries traffic off to the right. Battered portion of guard rail indicates several cars did not negotiate thie turn. This section of the road was opened July 8 and since then two crashes against the guard rail have been reported, A —Journal-Tlmea Photo» sheriff's deputy said the damaged railing indicates other vehicles sideswiped the rail, but continued on. Maximum speed on the service road is 50. miles an hour. The road is carrying all northbound traffic until the interstate route is opened. State Highway Engineer James E. Meier said the curve is "not a good situation." Meier said a higijway engineer will inspect ti)« intersection Monday. • ' I

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