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Cure Developed for Diabetes
Found Successful in Animals By George Beveridge Dr. Hugh Wilkerson, chief of the Public Health Service's dia betes section, declared last night fhat. a research scientist for the first time has “cured” diabetes in , experimental animals. He made the statement during a talk to members of the Lay So ~ ciety of the District Diabetes As sociation. Discussing advances made in treatment of the disease. Dr. Wil kerson said he was “inclined to think there may be something very important in - the near fu ture.” He then mentioned the new research. He stressed that the research findings have been based* only on experimental animals, and said they “may have no relation to human patients.” “But'the fact that diabetes now can be cured in animals for the first time may mean an impor tant new development is near,” he said. Dr. Wilkerson said the research work has hot yet been reported, and that he was not at liberty to disclose the name of the research worker, the place it is being car ried on, or the nature of the "cure.” He said progress on the work also is being followed closely by Dr. Charles H. ’Best of Toronto, the co-discojerer of insulin. Lane Names R. L. Case To State Education Board i Sy th# Associated Press ANNAPOLIS. Oct. 7.—Richard W. Case, 31, Baltimore attorney, was appointed to the State Board of Education yesterday by Gov. Lane. He will fill the vacancy caused by the death last Novem ber of Oscar B. Coblentz. Currently chairman of the Gov ernor’s Tax Survey Commission, Mr. Case resigned July 1 as an assistant attorney general to re turn to private law practice. The always-zvorthy flannel With some men, flannel is the only de* sirable suit fabric. It has a fine friendly feel, conforms to every movement and has a natural tendency to return to its original lines. 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Senators Won’t Approve It. - Senator Elmer Thomas, Demo crat, of Oklahoma, leader of the Senate conferees, said the Sen ate could not agree to these programs, which would run the military costs above the total asked by Mr. Truman. The House conferees were ex pected to report to the House— which acts first—that the con ference has failed. The bill, calling for expendi ture of more thdn $15,0(10,000,000 was supposed to have been ap proved by July 1. The House proposal to boost Air Force spending and contract authority would cost about $800,000,000 above the total asked by the President. The House voted this increase in a move to build the Air Force toward a 70-group level which some lawmakers feel is needed for a strong defense. % “We offered compromise figures,” Senator Thomas said, “but the House members wouldn’t accept them. They said there were too many veterans in the House who would not approve the compro mise.’* The President’s military budget called for $15,325,506,700 to be spent by June 30, 1950. The House boosted this total to $15, 909,116,800, with the Air Force getting the increases and the other services taking a cut. The Senate stuck closer to the budget and yoted to cut the House in crease for the Air Force. House Exceeds Budget. The budget ealled for $4,033, 887.000 in cash for the Air Force plus $1,433,000,000 in contract authority. The House voted $4, 222.954.000 in cash and $1,992, 775.000 contract authority. The Senate approved $4,000,887,000 and $1,425,000,000. The conferees had no trouble reaching agreement on Army and Navy spending. Senator Thomas said, with amounts set somewhere between the Senate and Houre amounts. These, hetadded, were "completely satisfactory” to Army and Wavy chiefs. The exact amounts were not announced, but these were -the amounts originally voted: Army— House. $4,481,834,000; Senate, $4, 570,907,089. Navy—House, $4, 375,327,600, plus $643,546,000 con tract authority; Senate, $4,388, 079,000, plus the same contract authority. Inquest Called Today In School Bus Crash By the Associated Press NASHVILLE. N. C., Oct. 7.—An inquest was called here today into the deaths of seven pupils killed in the collision of their jam packed school bus with an ice truck. The tragic wreck, believed to have wrought the biggest school bus death toll in North Carolina’s history, happened early yesterday near Middlesex as the bus headed for school. Injured and dying children were rushed to hospitals at Rocky Mount and Wilson, from 15 to 30 miles distant from the crash scene. Death of a 15-year-old boy last night in a Rocky Mount Hospital brought the toll to seven. The youth suffered a punctured lung and other injuries . ■> Carvin Strickland, 17, drew highway patrolmen’s praise for his heroic, cool-headed part in help ing to remove the injured and in directing other rescue efforts. The bus, loaded whh about 70 pupils ranging in age upward to the 18-year-old driver. Charles Bryant, rounded a curve and side swiped the truck on a 17-foot wide bridge. Young Strickland was credited with halting hy cutting the igni tion after the driver was knocked out in the collision. Mrs. Blanche Noyes Heads Women Pilots'Group Again •y th« A»ociot»d Pr«« NEW YORK, Oct. 7.—The woman flyers of “W” plan to wingrdown to Texas for their convention next year. The International Organization of Licensed Women Pilots made this decision yesterday, on the eve of the windup of their con vention here today. However, they didn’t designate what city in Texas would be the new meeting place. Re-elected president of the organization was Mrs. Blanche Noyes of Washington, D. C. Other officers named were: Mrs. Mary Ann Greer, San Antonio, Tex., vice president; Mrs. Kay Menjes Brick, Hackensack. N. J., re-elected secretary, and Miss Marjorie Fauth, San Fran cisco, re-elected treasurer. Mrs. Marian Bertram, Miami, Fla., was elected chairman of the Amelia Earhart Scholarship me morial award. Baptist Revivals End Sunday The Baptist city-wide simulta neous revivals will continue in District Baptist chinches through Sunday. With a total of more than 400 new members in Baptist churches here since the revivals began, church leaders expect the number |q i*wh 600 by Sunday. Keep Old Bossie in Chains, Rustler Roams District Plains Keep an eye on your livestock, neighbor, a cattle rustler’s a-run nin’ loose irr Southeast Washing ton. For the second time in six weeks, some varmint has raided the herd of Madison Bruce, 51, colored, who lives at 4907 Call plf\ce S.E., right next to the open stretches of Payne’s Cemetery. Last night Mr. Bruce had a night off from his job as a watchman and he and his wife Lulu got to bed right late. But before he did he checked on his steer, heifer and cow, tied up in the back yard. After all. only August 25, an other of his cows was stolen. He found her in Hagerstown, Md.. but she died eight days later—of pneumonia, he thinks. He went to sleep, but Lulu still remembered that other cow. And, sure enough, about 2 a.m. she heard the cow in the yard lowing. “Whenever you hear them low ing you know one of them is gone or going,” said Mrs. Bruce. She woke her husband. He got his flashlight and they went out side. “We looked around and saw the cow in the cemetery way over by the woods,” she said. “Then we saw a man. He was a-walkin’ toward us. He slowed down and put his hand inside his shirt. That was about the time we went inside and my husband called the law. “The man was gone when the law got there, but they brought the cow back. We weren’t going back out after that man put his hand in his shirt like he had a gun. We didn’t see a truck. I don’t know how he planned to get the cow away. Maybe he just planned to milk her on the spot.” Tours Europe in Taxi A London engineer recently hired a taxicab for 18 days and traveled to Paris, the Riviera, Rome, Rimini, Ravenna and the Alps, the speedometer registering 3,400 miles and the fare working out at $512. * Calvert Man Fined $22,000, Faces Year in Tax Evasion ly tht Associated Press BALTIMORE, Oct. 7-—Daniel Barrett, 61 - year - old Calvert County storekeeper, yesterday was fined $22,000 and sentenced to a year and a day in a Federal prison for attempted income tax evasion. Judge W. Calvin Chesnut said he would suspend the prison term if the fine is paid within 30 days, j Barrett, who lives in Lusby, was I convicted by a Federal Court jury of attempting to evade $31,917 in income taxes for 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945. Agents of the Internal Revenue Bureau said the conviction will carry a fraud penalty of 50 per cent. That means Barrett will owe at least $50,000 in taxes and interest, in addition to the fine. Barrett contended he knew nothing about making out income tax returns and relied on his wife and daughter to make out the returns for him. He said part of the net earnings charged to him by the Govern ment during those years included about $48,000 kept in a store safe many years and later deposited in a bank. Mars Planes Grounded After Accident at Sea , ly th« Asiociated PrtM PEARL HARBOR, Oct. 7.—The five big Mars flying boats were grounded yesterday by the mill-1 tary for a checkup on propellers. The Philippine Mars lost an en gine at sea September 6 but made; it on in to Honolulu. The pilot; reported that something must j have gone wrong with the pro-; peller. The Military Air Transport1 Service, which operates the flying j boats, said five C-97s, huge four engine cargo-passenger planes, were being put into service tem porarily to replace the Mars fleet. A spokesman for Pacific Fleet headquarters said after the Phil ippine Mars mishap “it was con cluded something possibly was structurally wrong with the pro pellers.” "It was decided,” he said, “to check all propellers and prop mechanisms.” The four-engined flying boats now are tied up at Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, Be sides the Philippine Mars they are the Marianas, Hawaii, Marshall and Caroline. Congress Votes 100 Million To Spur Public Works By the Associated Pres* Congress yesterday approved a $100,000,000 fund to encourage States, counties and cities to plan public works. The Senate passed a House bill and sent the measure to the White House. 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