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SURGEON BUILDS NEW NOSE
AND LIPS FOR MILL VICTIM
Diagram Showing How Surgery Gave
' Ross. Allen a New Nose and Lips.
. Baltimore, Md. Ross Allen has a
new nose and a new pair of lips, and
modern surgery has once again dem
onstrated its superiority to human
accident and misfortune.
Three years ago, in the town of
Whitby, in Canada, he fell across the
plane of a lumber mill. His nose and
lips were cut from his head, leaving
but the base of the nose and his teeth
When it became certain that he
would live, physicians began a series
of graftings from the skin of friends
who offered to aid in overcoming the
horrible disfigurement which had re
sulted. All these failed.
Last November he came to St.
Joseph's Hospital, noted for its dar
ing successes in surgical cases. The
first plan of the surgeons was to build
up two lips by cutting the flesh of his
forearm to the shape of lips, sewing
it in place, and when it had become
joined to the face to cut away the
t This was abandoned for a plan
.whereby an incision was made at
pach end of the mouth, drawing to
gether the remaining portions of the
lip and then sewing them together.
This has proved successful and has
golved the problems of giving to the
unfortunate patient new hps, with
but slight scars and with only a small
enlargement of his mouth.
The building of the nose has been
accomplished by cutting a piece of
cartilege from one of his ribs at the
junction with the breast bone, ob
taining a section of the curvature of
a nose form. The flesh between the
eyes was laid open, the cartilage in
serted and pressed against the ex
posed bone. Stitches in the skin held
this in place, while the new growth
fashioned in the shape desired.
Allen is still swathed in bandages,
but the operation has progressed to
the stage where surgeons declare it
to be an unqualified success.
BULLYING METHODS CONTINUE
The persecution of the locked-out
raincoat makers on the part of the
Conrad B. Shane Company, 503. S.
Jefferson street, still continues.
Last Saturday four of the raipcoat
makers weer captured by a gang of
Shane's hired men and dragged' into
Shane's rivate office. There Shane
attempted to put the men- through
the third degree, but they demanded
that if they did anything they wanted
to be taken to the police station.
The four men were released after
PUTS THE BAN ON STORK
"It is a child's right to know where
he came from," Prof. Winfield Scott
Hall of Northwestern University told
a class in current events: "The story
of the stork is a lie and no mother
should tell it to her child.
"Tell the girl when she is very
young shw her that future mother
hood depends on how she keeps her
body and she will not permit familiar
ities. Teach the boy when he Is 10
Nicotine is in great demand in
Prance for spraying grapevines and
fruit trees. It is supplied in an ex
tract containing about 3.5 ounces to
the quart, and also in a mixture with