The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 23, 1954
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JACPE (AKKJ CUUKliUt Medical Quacks Still Taking Advantage of Gullible People lATUliDAY, JANUARY 21, 1964 By FATTI SIMMONS NEA Stiff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A phony gadget racket is operating In thii country today, despite th vigilance of the U. S. governmen' Those guilty are doing mor than Just preying on the America: pooketbook, Uie Food and Drui Administration points out. Th' danger, it charges, is that peopli who are really, sick, say with can cer, will turn to medical de i vices rather than to doctors. Bj the time they realize their mis take it may be too late. True, the gadget come-on is ages-old. But the magic words i the atomic age, declares FDA, has handed modern fakers a new advantage for cashing in on the gullibility of the public. For some time the administration' has been seizing devices that are claimed to give off atomic waves. One even claimed to radiate "a force unknown to science" and was said to be able to cure any disease afflicting mankind. * • * Today, FDA estimates that Americans spend a half-billion dollars annually on food additives, "medicines" and therapeutic contrivances they don't need. FDA's last annual report, for the fiscal year 1952, declared lhat 25 device seizures had been made because of false and misleading claims. These ranged from "cos- j mic ray" lockets which sold for.) i $250 to $750 depending on size, to I complicated colonic Irrlgatort. The $1600 colonic irrlgator was being sold to chiropractors, toys PDA, with literature claiming usefulness for a number of diseases inchiciing asthma and diabetes. Recently the government seized something called an "Atomotrone." Light is rigged up to shine through colored glass onto a jug of water. What results was called "Thermal water" and "Electric water," explains FDA. One was recommended for soft nails or even no nails. The other, the "Atomotrone" people claimed, was good for about 100 diseases and ailments, including nails again. This time, brittle ones. An administration official says :hat he thinks women fall oftener r or phony devices aimed at slenderizing and beautifying while nen are more apt to try to doctor iheniselves. The Inventor of the Zerret Applicator, a plastic dumbbell-like con- raption, was sentenced to jail in 950. ' To cure disease, said the direc- ions, a patient had only to sit, without crossing his knees, holding he dumbbell, one knob in each .and, for 30 minutes at a time, 'ihs $50 "toy" was loaded with Zerret Water" wrier was said to ive forth "Z-Rays." The ri aimed his treatment would "ex- and all the atoms of one's being." Chemists testified the water had the composition of tap water. Leading atomic scientists declared HEART OR DANDRUFF trouble were supposed to vanish with device FDA's Erminia Rebollini holds. Maker was fined. the device was not radio-active and brought a Geiger counter to the court room to prove it, * • * Another phony in FDA's "sucker collection" looks like a flashlight with a roller on the end. With its attachments the Electreat was said to help heart attack, paralysis, or just dandruff. Following government action the manufac-j turer wns fined $1000. Although the promoter of the Sinuothermic Device recommended it for advanced cases of arthritis deiormans, he himself was so crippled by this disease he couldn't raise his arm to take the oath when he testified in court. For this same reason he couldn't occupy the witness chair but made his statements from a wheel chair. The government finally won. Several years ago, promoters of the Vrilium Tube claimed their "Magic Spike" had radioactive powers that would cure disease when it was worn on the body. The two-inch piece of brass tube contained less than one penny's worth of barium chloride and had no medical value. It sold for $306, sales tax included. At this trial a pathetic witness DUMBELI, exhibited here by FDA's Mrs. Charles Drake claimed to expand patient's "atoms." Maker was Jailed. 'described the death of his diabetic son who abandoned insulin and pinned his faith on the "Magic Spike." The government's hokus - pokus list also includes s. "radio-active* pillow and a "sleep recording" by a hypnotist. • • • One explanation for all this human gullibility, FDA believes, is that despite advances in education and medical science there are mil- BIG FOUR (Continued from P»t» 1) states. The U.S.S.B. government would like to see the same attitude also shown to the Soviet Union." Five-Year L»p« Mololov noted that five years had gone by since the Big Four foreign ministers had last Met He added: "The fact alone that it was agreed to call the Berlin confer- ince, as well as the echo which his conference has had, in world opinion, shows that the necessity it the impending negotiations has ound recognition to the highest degree." He .expressed his "thanks to all 3erman friends for the friendly hospitality they are extending to the Soviet representatives in Berlin." A responsible Western source aid the three Allied foreign min- sters had not concluded any kind f formal agreement among them- elves today "to avoid the appear- nce of ganging up on the Rus- ans. Molotov, traveling In a convoy '. seven limousines, roared down inter Den Linden and into the .usslan embassy gates in Com- mnist controlled East Berlin, lortly after noon. A snow flurry reeled the Russians as they sped ast an honor guard of East Geran Red police, standing at both ides of the wide avenue. Conference by West As Molotov put in his appearance »r the talks on German unity and i Austrian independence treaty, le three Western foreign min'l- ers conferred for several hours the French sector. It will be e first session of the Big Four reign ministers since they failed agree on Austrian independence a session in New York in ctober. 1040. B r 11 ish Foreign Secretary nthony Eden was the first to WHERE IT COMES F-ROWl FISCAL YIAMMJ tSTIMATID RECEIPTS INCLUDE PROPOSALS NEW WHERE IT WILL GO Wilson Student Wins Prize in Essay Contest WILSON—MiM Jenny Wren, 10th grade, student at Wilson. High School, has been Judged winner of a $35 cash prize in the Lion Oil Scholarship Fund essay cntest sponsored by the Lion Oil Company o! El .Dorado, it wa sannounced today by J. D. KoberU principal. Miss Wren is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Wren of Wilson. Her essay on "What My Home State Offers Young People Today" was selected from essays entered in the contest by high school student* In six southern states. The winning essay was sponsored by Miss Virgie Rogers, Wilson High School English teacher, who ' also received a $25 cash award. A special assembly will be held Tuesday, Mr. Roberts said, for presentation of the awards. THE BUDGET DOLLAR—Chart above, prepared from Bureau of the Budget data, shows what proportion of fiscal 1955's budget dollar will be contributed by major sources and the proportion of the dollar that will go for major expenses. Note huge bite taken out or. the dollar by national security costs. lions who are no better informed rive for the strategy talks at the about health fundamentals than if Prench nigh commissioner's resi- thd\r Viart Itliarl n Vltlnrl ra<4 «,. « . «"«oiu»ici fl I Cil they had lived a hundred tl. jusand years ago. But it isn't true that only uneducated, backwods gadget cures. people fall for A proof of this was FDA's action against Chiropractor Ruth B. Drown, who claimed that her machines could "tune In" the organs of the body and heal them by remote control. All she needed was a single drop of the patient's blood, or two drops if he couldn't be there in person. Among the witnesses for Dr. Drown was none other than the jresident of the Los Angeles City I Board of Education. Los Angeles newspapers demanded her resignation, and got it. At the trial the government had a key case history. It was that of a voman treated for cancer by the Drown radio instrument until it was too 'late for successful sur- dence deep In the Tegel area of northern Berlin Forest where Divisions 40, 45 to Return SEOUL (IP) — Gen. Maxwell D Taylor, U. S. 8th Army commander today identified the two American divisions to be withdrawn from Ko rea as the 40th and 45th. He said the 45th Division, the former Oklahoma National Guard, will return to the United States between Pe 1 :. 15 and March 15, and the 4(lth. former California National Guard, considerably later. The withdrawals were announced recently by President Eisenhower. Both divisions have been in Korea for about three years. Taylor's announcement said the only soldiers to be transferred with the outfits back to the United States are those entitled to rotation home on points. Men not yet eligible will be transferred to other divisions. Only One Collision Here Despite Ice Only one traffic mishap was reported by the police in spite of heavy Ice on the streets yesterday. The Rev. Carl Denny of Blytheville and Carl Denlon of Route 4 were involved in a collision at Howard and Carolyn streets yesterday morning, causing some damage to fenders of both cars. IKE (Continued from Page 1) dangerous acts of our generation." Wiley said he feared the Senate, in n moment of hysteria, might upset "the delicate balance of power lhat our founding fathers created In this Constitution." He added that existing constitutional safeguards will prevent approval of treaties that abrogate constitutional rights. Church Leaders Plan District Meet Here Three-hundred ministers and aymen or the Jonesboro District net at Blytheville's Bethel AMB Church to discuss the district's 954 program. Dr. W. M. H. Quinn, district upervisor, presided and Rev. C. C. Brown, SIkeston and Mamie Villlams, Yarbro, were elected lermanent secretaries, Dinner was served the group by j nembers of the Bethel church. 4-Ytar-Old Hat Wreck BEVERLY, Mass. If}— A 4-year- old boy and his 3-year-old brother have crashed their first truck. The boys were riding a toy fire engine on the sidewalk when they lost control. The truck went over the curb- Ing and collided with a car that was coming to a stop for a traffic light. Both boys had to be taken to the hospital. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault was host. Eight minutes later U.S. Secretary of state John Foster Dulles drove up. Diplomatic sources said the Western ministers have devised two broad plans for getting some positive results out of the Big Four talks. One plan would retain the key Western stipulation that free all-German elections must precede a formation of any unified government. The Russians have opposed .his view, insisting that Germany's government should be unified before elections. The second Allied plan, of British origin, envisages a practicable way of life for East and West Germany if the unity talks fail. The strategy meeting was the kind which apparently annoyed the Soviets In the past. One of their favorite accusations has been that the Western powers gang up to prevent any real four-power exchange. Molotov apparently brought a large staff and is expected to stay at the Russian embassy, which is Just 200 yards inside the Eastern sector of quartered Berlin. The second week's sessions of the conference will be held In this building. The foreign ministers will meet the first week in the former Allied Control Authority building in the American sector. Ex-Blyfheville Girl Wins Prize In Beauty Event A former Blytheville girl, Jeanh Beacham, daughter o£ Mr. and Mrs J. H. Beacham, is one of the 10 grand prize finalists in the Chicago Tribune High School Beauty Con test. Jeanie, 16. lives with her family in Brdokfield where she is a Junioi at Biverside-Brookfleld High School. She was one of the 140 preliminary winners in the contest for which.she won $50 and opened her first bank account. Now she has another $100 to add to that account as a grand prize winner. The contest was open to all high school students and the girls were chosen on the basis of photographs submitted to the judges. Now, Millions For Snoopers WASHINGTON m _ The Senate Rules Committee has approved use of about a million dollars for investigations by Senate committees during the coming year. The funds were approved yesterday for Investigations of communism, juvenile delinquency, com munications, transportation and wildlife conservation problems, de fense, revision of the United Nations charter and other governmental an international functions. A formal request for $200,000 for Sen. McCarthy's (R-Wis) investigations subcommittee, did not reach the Rules Committee in time for action with the others. DEMOCRAT (Continued from Page I) left the implication that small aggressions might not invite such retaliation. Sen. Jackson (D-Wash) backed up Gore's contention that, in effect, 'We've .told the Russians what kind of aggression to start." Sen. Monroney (D-Okla) said that even with air and atomic superiority, "If we are terribly in- "erior on the ground, our security s still most questionable." Sen. Sparkman (D-Ala) said the withdrawal of two divisions from iorea, already decided on, would lot contribute to the nation's itrength or to a "mobile reserve" :uch as the administration pro- »osed, if the divisions go out of iiiistence. ARMY Rolling Sleds FITZKILLIAM, N.H.i.'P)—Impat iont because snow was lacking, th Ne\v England Sled-Dog CI"b fixec wheels to their runners for a, si: mile race. BLUE RIBBON ARCHITECTURE-This design model of the proposed $75,000,000 Boston Center Development has been named th« nation'! outstanding architectural design for 1953 by Proems •lye Architecture Magazine. The 30-acr« development U exotct. •d to b* mother "Rockefeller Center." It will contain the nr«t _0. I. how-moul plui office building tod ihopplnj «*• jTus-^s—l-r- » m The BIGGEST selling job in town Here in the classified suction of your newspaper .. . you meet personally those people who are really in the market for what you have to offer. They read vnur message because (hew want to hire or be hired, to buy, sell, to renl , or to do you a service. Within minutes after your paper appeals YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS! Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising- payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS look Missed Mark DALLAS W)—A lawyer, Peter Schley, swapped cars and then rem- •nembered that he hadn't taken his lelongings out of the glove com- lartment of his old auto. One of the missing items was a ook on "how to improve Your emory." Schley bought the book about a year ago and never could remember to take it out of the glove compartment. (Continued {torn Page 1) said the Red refusal to take them back from their Indian guards had in effect, given them a brief period of grace. Reporters tried to get Dickenson to make some comment on the charges, but Army officers said he would not talk to newsmen. Down in Cracker's Neck, the news came as a mighty jolt to his folks. "Oh, my God!" exclaimed Mrs. Van Buren Dickenson. his mother. "He's no more Communist than I am," declared his 78-year-old father. Dickenson's bride of less than two months, Lottie Kate Laney, could not be reached. She was staying with Dickenson's relatives farther^up the mountain. Two Sections Dickenson is charged with violating two sections of the uniform code of military justice—one deal- ng with aid to an enemy and another covering alleged misconduct s a prisoner. Article 104—aiding the enemy- provides the death penalty or lesser punishment, including imprisonment, may be imposed. Under Article 105, misconduct as a prisoner is punishable by such a penalty as a court-martial may order —but not death. Dickenson is accused of: "Having without proper authority communicated with, and held intercourse With the enemy directly and Indirectly." "Having, for the purpose of securing favorable treatment by his captors, acted without proper authority in a manner contrary to law, custom and regulation, to the detriment of others persons held by the enemy as prisoners." Meanwhile, the Air Force reportedly was setting up procedures for dealing with former war prisoners who broke under Communist torture and made false germ warfare and other confessions, or who fell for Red indoctrination. Solons to Probe Coffeepots? WASHINGTON W-Congrw. has been asked to look into the soaring price of ooffee—ana the ambassador of coffee-produoing Colombia sa,y» it is a "normal story of supply and demand." Sen. Beall (D-Md) yesterday Introduced a resolution calling for an investigation by the Senate Banking' Committee. In a public statement not connected with Beall's move. Ambassador Sduardo Zuelta-Angel said consumption had been going up and frost hit the Brazilian coffee crop hard. He said he could find no evidence that market manipulation is behind the rise and that his country is doing all It can to maintain a stable price. Where Happiness Costs So Little for the Entire Family! POLAROID'S PERFECTED 3-D Assures Comfortable Viewing You will find 3-D a highly satisfying experience when furnished with our top quality viewers. Com-, fortable Polaroid optical-quality, viewers both standard and clip-on type (for patrons who wear corrective glasses) plus our perfect presentation of 3-D will make "Hondo" an outstanding presentation. SUN. & MON. January 24 & 25 3 DIMENSION ..WARNERCOLOR ncsweo «< WARNER BROS. AND mnooucims 'GERALDLNE PAGE rmtm -.,„,,., JOHN FARROW «jlj» ,.WARNER 8SOS. MOX - Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7'00 Sat. Sun. 1 :09 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen SATURDAY Double Feature Cartoon & "Zombies" Serial , SAT. OWL SHOW 11:30 ...THIY learned about love- Hie hard way! United AtI,',H CARTOON SUN. & MON. Double Feature DAMOM RUNVOW'g BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY i -TECWMICOUOP „'•(.-, MITZI GAYNOR-SCOTT BRADY — AND — Double Along theWay," mutBoi. ssxm . ~ = ficfia. cam Cartoon & Short RITZ THEATRE 4 Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) SATURDAY "COLORADO SUNDOWN" (In Technicolor) With Rex Allen SAT. MID-NIGHT "DONIVANS BRAIN" With Lew Ayres SUN. & MON. "GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH" (In Technicolor) With Betty Mutton & Charltort Heston •*•»••••»••••••>.•,,•,..

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