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STATE of at IT IS not a pleasant thing to die of cancer. I remember how the mother of a friend of mine died of cancer of the throat, and ™ ———-7! ——i if I live to be ninety, I shall not forget the Mg pRj indescribable ra» *®-" pain, the un- W -/ speakable tor- Jl xtW ment, not only ' V to the person \ who lay dying, \ but to all those Y around her and ——J dose to her. I remember, also, a six year old child who died of cancer, the wasting, of his small body, the terror in his eyes as death be yond his understanding took hold of him. ADVERTISEMENT HE DID A GOOD JOB . . . SEND HIM BACK RE-ELECT CONGRESSMAN WILLIAM W. LINK for CONGRESSMAN—7th DIST. Vote (x) Democratic Election Tuesday, November sth The People’s Choice RE-ELECT CommissionerEdw.M.Sitee(l Commissioner Sneed, the only Negro County Com missioner running on the Democratic ticket, is being supported by all progressives both Negro and white. Labor is going all out to see that Mr. Sneed is re-elected to continue the public service which he has been pur suing since 1938. ' His record on the committee of the Cook County Hospital and the Oak Forest Infirmary has been a commendable one. He fought and won the right for Ne gro nurses to have living quarters at the training school. His greatest ambition is to assist every returning serv ice man that seeks his aid. and to secure adequate hous ing facilities for the many people of Cook County, Unitedly, those who are fighting for SECURITY AND PROSPERITY FOR ALL will go to the polls on Tues day, November 5 and mark their ballot for the man that has gone all out for the common people. The man who has already proven his capabilities for the office of Commissioner EDWARD M. SNEED, whose office is open 365 days a year, VOTE THE STRAIGHT <g> DEMOCRATIC TICKET THE CHICAGO STAR, NOVEMBER 2, 191f6 Cancer cure is 'no news’ for U.S. press By Howard Fast I remember, too. a lovely and vital girl of twenty-one, who one day discovered a lump in her breast, and thereafter for eight months suffered the tortures of the damned, amputation included, until she died. • • • IT IS with no pleasure that I recall these things. There is enough suffering on earth with out reminding you that cancer kills more people more cruelly in one decade than all of man's war fare in the past century. This is a spectre that haunts you as well as me; it chooses without con cern as to class or condition; it brings its hellish pain into the mansion of the rich as well as the worker’s flat, and it devises tor ments that even the Nazis could not duplicate. Considering that, it was a little more than ironical that back last winter, the same newspapers that reported with such glee Winston Churchill’s Missouri speech, call ing for the destruction of the So viet Union, carried on their in side pages, securely tucked away, a little item about cancer. This item, which nowhere took up more than a dozen lines, told that Soviet scientists, after years of research, had discovered what they thought might be a cure for cancer. Speaking with emphasis but with restraint, as any good scientist does, the Soviet re searchers reported that their new serum was ninety percent effec tive on mice but that it was still too early to make overall claims. * # * NATURALLY, this item went unnoticed. It appeared, as I said, on the same day as the re ports of the Churchill speech, and it would be asking too much of our free and gallant press to expect them to point out, even as they were calling for atomic destruction of the Soviet Union, that this same Soviet Union was on the way to one of the most thrilling and happy discoveries that had ever come over the horizen of man’s knowledge. Well, as they say, time pass ed. Not without interest, either. The governor of one of our greatest states blamed the So viet Union for delinquency in American children. An atomic scientist, in a frenzy of fright, pleaded for quick destruction of the Soviet Union, and in various quarters, the American Commu nist Party was accused 1,774,931 times of being the secret agents of Moscow. Hearst crusaded against the classics, which he considered tools of Moscow, and the meat trust closed down and blamed the communists. The com munists were also blamed for the shortage of housing. Negroes were lynched; workers were beat en, and Robert Taft shed tears because the Nazi arch-murderers had been condemned to death. Time passed, as they say, and in all that time, there was no single hour in these United States when some poor soul did not die of cancer, no hour but that some citizen of this land was not told that he had cancer and that it could not be cured. * # * MEANWHILE, those stolid Slavic scientists in Russia con- For Life - Liberty - Pursuit of Happiness ® Vote Democratic SAM KEYS State Treasurer C. H. ENGLE -- Superintendent of Public Instruction EMILY TAFT DOUGLAS -- Congress at Large Trustees University of Illinois JAMES EVERETT ETHERTON DON FORSYTH ALBERT H. WOHLERS "Don’t vote on November 5" Says Sewell J. Montyward: “Why not depend on the leaders of finance and indus try to guide you through the complexities of politics?” v J 1 tinued their research and three weeks ago, they announced the results. Cancer was curable! A serum had been discovered, and advertisement Remem&e* to RE-ELECT Judge Michael L. Rosinia TO THE MUNICIPAL COURT VOTE © DEMOCRATIC ELECTION—TUESDAY, NOV. sth 2nd DISTRICT—TUES. NOV. sth VOTE (El DEMOCRATIC tested on thirteen thousand mica the sort of research Hearst campaigns against and the re sults were reliable. It also work ed with human beings. Let ma put it in their own careful scienti fic language: “An effective and reliable new treatment of certain forms of cancer has been developed. A special bio-preparation has been found wlueh can dissolve cancer cells in the human body. Samples of this treatment and a full account of its prepara tion have been sent to the United States.” You heard nothing of this? You did not read about it in the Chi cago Tribune or the New York Times? # * # WHY WAS there no shout of triumph resounding through the whole civilized globe? Why were the Soviet Scientists not honored here? Why did not the Pope hail this surcease from the most awful of human suffer ing? Why was there not a pro foundly grateful statement from the President of the United States? The answer is lengthy yet understandable and it has to do with evil men who seek death, not life, war not peace. It also has to do with a sys tem that breeds w ar and death.