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THE SUNDAY STAR
WaMngton, b. C„ Jaiwwy 15, 1961 A-20 Cancer Society Reports Some Heartening News NEW YORK. Jan. 14 (AP). —The New Year brings some heartening and heartbreak ing—news in the great battle against cancer. The American Cancer Sod-' ety lists these pointe on the brighter side of the picture: More than million Amer icans alive todajj have been cured of cancer. One cancer patient out of every three is now being saved. A few years ago the rate was only one In four. About 170,000 Americans will be saved from cancer this year. Death rates from most forms of the disease have been level ed off and in some cases re duced. Research on the dread mal ady is being undertaken on the greatest and costliest scale In medical history. Virtually every branch of modem science is engaged. But there’s still a dark side to the picture, too: The steady rise in the na tional cancer death rate con tinues. largely because of a rapid rise in lung cancer. Last year this killed 37,000 persons, more than five times the num ber 20 years previously. This year, about 783,000 Americans will be under medi cal care for cancer. Some 510,- new cases will be diagnosced for the first time. Some 270.- 000 of those afflicted will die. One out of every six afflict ed could have been saved had the disease been diagnosed in time. This means about 85,000 people. These figures on cancer are presented in a 1961 booklet issued by the Cancer Society, a voluntary organization dedi cated to conquering the disease through research, education and service. WIRE NOW! FOR FULL HOUSE POWER ■■ ' - \ I I WINTER or any season—Full HOUSEPOWER makes your work lighter, your home brighter. What's Full HOUSE POWER? Plenty of wiring and outlets $o provide all the elec tricity that your home needs far comfortable, modem living. • iV . . ■ a ;ft i’ ibZw - •> iprWW/W? J 1~ ~* *~ L m,'?--. WPrfWS , fc ‘ ' wSBi ‘ _l J . Jg mI MORE CONVENIENCE . . . 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The organization tabbed im munology as offering cancer scientists “one of their most exciting leads to possible cancer control." It added: “If a na tural resistance mechanism to . cancer can be found, preven , tion by vaccine might be poa : sible.” 3 Children Drown When Ice Cracks SOUTH BOUND BROOK. ; N. J., Jan. 14 (AP)—Three of four children playing on the 1 frozen Delaware-Raritan Canal • drowned today when the ice - cracked. 1 Patrolman Paul Bohay tied ‘ a rope around his body and - jumped into the canal to save j the fourth, Bernd Hoffman. 13. The boy managed to keep his . head above water by jabbing a hunting knife into the ice. » Drowned were Joseph Russo, t 8, his sister. Betty Lou, 6, and i Ann Marie Maurer, 6. - Officer Bohay was the first ! to arrive* at the scene after a i man washing his car heard the ice crack and called police. Reporter's Trial Begins Tomorrow HERMANN, Mo„ Jan. 14 (AP). Theodore C. (Ted) Link, crime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, goes on trial Monday on a first degree murder charge in the July 11 slaying of a farm hand he suspected of setting fire to the Link summer home. Circuit Judge Joseph T. Tate has set aside three days for the trial, brought here on a change of venue. Clarence W. Calvin, 35, employed on a part-time basis by the 55-year-old news man, was shot to death after Mr. Link found him digging in the ruins of the farm home near St. Albans In adjoining Franklin County. The house had burned three days earlier. Mr. Link, who pleaded in nocent and has been free under 125,000 bond, says he killed Mr. Calvin In self-defense when the farm hand advanced on him with a switch-blade knife and a three-pronged hoe. Mr. Calvin was shot twice with a shotgun and three times with a revolver. Thu JFeek’t Item FLOORING ' SAVE . Sr 15% HARDWOODS Mohoq., Ook, Walnut, Maple, Birch, Cherry. DOG HOUSES Painted—lnsulated Floor. Save 25%. 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