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The Chicago star. (Chicago, Ill.) 1946-1948, November 02, 1946, Star Special Supplement, Image 12

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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.

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