1940: Off the Press

From the Lake County Star September 27, 1940 Edition

1.     DRAFT PLANS STATED. A registration certificate will be issued by the draft board to each registrant, which will be the number put into the lottery box when selections are made for service. Michigan has 724,000 men eligible for registration, according to the census bureau. Married men are not automatically exempt, contrary to a wide spread belief. Married men’s cases must be considered by the draft board and the number of dependents will be a factor. Regulations will be issued governing recent marriages, preformed after the president signed the bill at 3:08 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16.

The local board will not be made up as in 1917, by county officials. The proposed set-up, as currently reported, is Attorney Ray Trucks of Baldwin, Merchant Gary Burnett of Luther, and Sheriff Henry J. Smith. Medical examiner will be Dr. S. Stevens of Baldwin and headquarters will be at the courthouse. All members of the board serve without pay.

2.     Word that conservation officers are checking up on some hunters who failed to mail in their license-card reports of game killed last season has prompted others to send their late reports voluntarily. Letters accompanying some tardy cards indicate a desire for a clean slate before next hunting season opens. . . Game kill cards furnish information valuable in fixing seasons and bag limits and otherwise adjusting regulations to allow the maximum hunting the game supply will support.

3.     A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL WILLKIE IN FULL COLOR! A special FREE supplement – with the September 29 issue of The Detroit Sunday Times – a striking likeness of the republican Presidential candidate, SUITABLE FOR FRAMING. This is a picture in the splendor of full colors with thousands will want to keep! Be sure to get the September 29 issue of The Detroit Sunday Times.

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5.     Gene VanLieren of Luther won the pot of gold, $140 at the Reed City Theatre last week, the second Luther person to win the pot.

6.     Miss Ella F. Nehls has closed her cottage at Wolf Lake after a pleasant and extended vacation here, and has returned to her teaching position at Arlington Heights, Ill.

7.     Revolutionary Method For Treating of Cancer. Classic experimental subjects of cancer investigators are mice. On mice are tested serums, diets, X-rays, poultices – all manner of remedy and theory-before the treatment is made available for use on humans. Two investigators who reversed this process are Drs. Temple Fay and Lawrence Smith of Philadelphia. They announced a revolutionary new method of treating cancer – the so-called “frozen sleep” treatment. Working on the theory that cold would kill the growth of cancer cells in the human body, they packed cancer patients in cracked ice until their temperature dropped below 90 – previously thought to be the lowest body temperature at which life could be sustained. Though the cold did not kill them, it put the patients to sleep, with their normal body processes dropping to a point near death. The patients were kept in their cold coma for five days.

The result of this treatment, declared Drs. Fay and Smith, was to check tissue damage caused by cancer and to promote healing in a number of cases. . . Meanwhile, three cancer researchers in Santa Monica, Calif., decided to apply the treatment to cancerous mice. . . (they) disclosed that so far as mice were concerned, “frozen sleep” was a failure. After subjecting mice to the cold coma (24 hours), it was discovered the size of the malignant growths in the mice had decreased, but only about as much as would have been expected by reducing the amount of food eaten. Most important, after a short time the cancer tumors regained their growth, thus proving the freezing had not permanent effect on the mice.

8.     Lake County Republicans named Earl Fairbanks Jr. of Elk Township and former Senator Frank A. Smith of Luther delegates to the State convention of the party which opens in Grand Rapids today. Smith is a wheel horse of the GOP in Lake County. He has been chairman of the county committee several years in the past, is chairman of the county board of supervisors, which position he has held several years, has served as state representative and as state senator form this district. He will make the next few weeks an active campaign. Fairbanks is the son of Dr. Earl Fairbanks of Luther, who also served as both representative and senator at Lansing. Louis J. Moothart, county school commissioner, and Alfred Sellers, supervisor of Dover Township, are alternates to the state convention.

9.     Red Cross Appeals. Since the “all-out” aerial warfare was begun in September against Great Britain, the American Red Cross has more than doubled its efforts to get relief to the homeless and wounded victims in London and other towns and villages of England. . . The Lake County chapter under the direction of Mrs. Gladys Allison, has produced three shipments of garments. A number of workers have given freely their time to produce these garments, but more workers are needed. The quota for this county that must be completed and shipped by December 31 is much larger than any previous quota. Following are the garmets required requested from Lake County:

•     10 women’s dresses

•     25 girl’s dresses

•     10 layettes

•     20 boy’s shirts

•     10 men’s sweaters

•     10 women’s sweaters

•     20 children’s sweaters

•     5 pair men’s socks

If this quota is met workers are needed. Those who helped previously will no doubt respond again, but hey cannot produce the garments alone. Are You Doing Your Share? ? ? Please write, or call in person at the Baldwin Lumber Company, and tell Mrs. Allison what you can do to help.