Galveston Daily News, May 21, 1945, Page 9

Galveston Daily News

May 21, 1945

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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - May 21, 1945, Galveston, Texas U. S. Death Rate Trend Reversed Washington, May 20. JP The United States death rate, reversing long trend, rose slightly in 1943. It went up even without count- Ing the armed forces overseas? The census bureau, announcing the 1943 figures today, said two main reasons for the rise were: 1. Removal of great numbers of physically fit younger persons to overseas duty left behind a greater proportion of older persons. 2. There a bad Influenza epi- demic In December, 1943. The IMS rate was 10.9 per 1000 estimated population. In 1942 it had been 10.4, the lowest ever re- corded for the United States. By itatee, the death rate In 1943 ranged from 8.0 for UHh to 14.0 for Vermont, and wan higher in 1943 than in 1942 for all states ex- cept Utah, Virginia. Idaho. Colora- do, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and California. The death rate In Flor- ida and North Carolina remained the same. Total deaths were Deaths from the five leading causes were: Heart diseases 891; cancer and other malignant tu- mors cerebral hemorrhage nephritis, a kMnev disease, pneumonia and influenza, The ten leading; causes of death, .their rates per estimated population and their change from 1942, were: 3. Heart diseases, 318.8, up 28.1 per cent. 2. Cancer and other malignant tumors, 124.0, up 2.4. 3. Cerebral hemorrhages, 95, up 4. Nephritis, 74.1, up 1.7. 5. Pneumonia and Influenza, 67.2, up 11.6. 6. Accidents other than motor vehicles, M.I, up 8.6. 7. Tuberculosis, 42.6, down .0. 8. Diabetes, 27.1, up l'.7. 9. Deaths of babies caused by premature birth, 26.8, unchanged. 10. Motor vehicle accidents, down 3.4. The only change In the standings of causes of death was that dia- betes went ahead of premature births. Plays in Making For Overseas New York. May 20. JP Seventeen full-length legitimate plays and musical comedies are now in re- hearsal for an overseas tour with USO Camp Shows, Inc., in response to a war department order for troop tnttrtalnmtnt, It wit announced today. The shows riuhtd Into pro- duction after Lt. Col. Marvin Young, chief of army's special services branch, called for from BO to 90 more entertainment In Europe more in other areas "within 90 days." Among stara scheduled to go overseas for the first time in plays and variety shows are Frank Bina- tra, Raymond Massey. AHUM rn' Andy, and Hepburn. Spencer Tracy, Bob Hope, and Jack Benny will do repeat tours. Col. Young emphasized that en- tertainment needs In Europe had increased because the morale prob- lem among static Is much greater than among combat troops. There never has been enough enter- tainment In the Pacific, he laid, and called for a 120 per cent In- crease In areas outside Europe, A spokesman for Camp said a majority of now were for legitimate plays. When first such play was sent over- seas, a yee r ago, many officials irotested that GI troops would not )e interested. Scheduled tor Europe In the next I .hree months are 20 to 36 plays, ix to eight musical comedies, plus concert units, units, and va- riety shows. Other are to receive six plays, three musicals, nine concert negro vau- deville and 65 variety and hospital Amosjg the will "Night Must "Junior "Arsenic and Old "The Male 'Our and Billy "Dia- mond Horseshoe." In 1941, when USO Camp VHS organized, there one en- :ertalnmenj unit overseas; in 1942 :here wore 29 units; In 1943, 130; and In 1944, 251, the organization .nnounced. FhrtAlti BEING ollf, Reilnol metjr for mi protective, renting ffr the burned skin, ti its blind medication quickly for? throbbing. Mioy say it soothes Ifkt reagfc. RESINOL. Club: MBfcTlNOB TODAY 3 P. M.-Clrclri of First Htthrdlit Chureh W8C8 meet as follows; Circle L. K. Hewitt. 1424 T: Clrclfl 5 with ClrcU 2 with C. K. Pettlflts. 413 8th: CtJrclr 3 with Mrs, Aucust 3913 PW, Circle 4 with Mrs. L. T. Hewitt, 4434 T; Circle 0 w-lth Mrs. W. W. Wilson, 1301 23th; 9 with Mrs. W. P. Hujhei. 1518 Nfe: T with MM, J. Nichols, 1321 sVnlor Kadaisah tanim mi Beth Jacob Center for Installation! of of- ficers. p. Xtvlcw No. st Odd Fellows Heavy Demand for Household Goods Found in Survey Washington, May 20. JP The pub- lic to buy mechan- ical vacuum cleanen, mtchUjea, radios, electric Irons, washing machlncB. The war production board's of- fice of civilian says tt knowg the figures a remit of a nationwide lurvey conducted for It by the census bureau. The covered only 4600 families In 68 communities, but OCR laid today the (am 11 lei se- lected were "proportionately rep- resentative of the population." Percentagewise, the demand for these has Increased 25 to 100 per cent In the year; in units, to The OCR now Is tabulating con- rfrmiind for 12 household Items, such as window screening, scissors, alarm clocks, garbage cans, clothes pins, and of "The purpose of the OCR explained, "was primarily to check the used tn pro- grams for minimum civilian re- quirements while the war contln- UQS. While the levels of demand shown are not attainable In the immediate future, they do Indicate needs and. as can be useeclal to The Texas City, Tex., May 20. Sunday school attendance for Texas City, La Marque and Texas City Heights, which hit nlmnnt. record high last Sunday on Mothers' Day, showed a decline this Sunday. The total attendance for this Sunday was 1827 as compared with last Sunday's 2016. A table of comparative attend- mces for the past two Sundays follows: May 20 May 13 First Baptist, TC 477 First Methodist, TC 270 Heights Baptist, TC 181 Paul's Union, La M. IBS Assembly of Qod, TC .121 La Marque Lutheran 100 First Christian, La. M. 80 First Baptist, La M. 124 Presbyterian, TC 107 Church of God, TC 88 West End Meth.. TC 37 T. C. Lutheran 43 First Christian, TC Totnls 1R27 469 270 205 273 145 103 114 156 8ft 78 42 35 37 Hitchcock, Mr. and Mrs. Paul An- derson nnd daughter Paulette of Gnlveston. Mrs. J. B. Cargfle nnd niece. Miss Mary Frances Webber, and Mrs. L. D. Hawkins were Galveston shop- pers Thursday. Mrs. W. B. visited rela- lives in Galveston Thursday. Mrs. MriQ Bulls wag a Galveston shopper Thursday. Mrs. Nettie Webber and Mrs. J. W. Neshyba attended the 25th an- niversary meeting of the National Council of Catholic Women held Wednesday at Kit-win High School TI nnlvvftnn. Teachers and pupils of the Ar- cadia School presented a program at the school Friday night. The Mothers Club sold coffee, cake, hot dogs, And sandwiches. Vessels Traded To British Gave Good Service London, May 20. IP The 50 de- stroyers American hauled out of retirement to trade to Britain for leased bases In 1940 have proved they still could take and give pun- ishment in nearly five years of war duty. They remain in active British, Canadian nnd Russian service today except for nine lost in action. j Two went down after sending U-bonts to tbe bottom ahead of former USS Mason on Oct. 18, 1941, and the old USS Branch on April 11, 1943, both on Atlantic convoy duty. One was sacrificed in the drn- matlc British Commando raid on St. Nazalre in 1942 when the USS Buchanan, renamed the HMS Campbelton, rammed her specially reinforced bow filled with five tons things looked blackest touched off a storm of controversy in the United States and set the pattern for I'uture lend-Iease grants. Besides convoy duty on the At- lantic, they escorted shipping on the perilous run to Murmansk, es- corted troop transports and land- ing- boats to Normandy on D-day, nnd took part in Commando raids. Most of them originally were built for the first world war and had to be repaired in Britain, where all were renamed after Brit- ish cities. After V-E day one of them es- corted surrendered German U-boat Into a Scottish port. of delayed action hlsh explosive Into the submarine locks and blow up much of the harbor works after the crew scampered to safety. The first to go down was tbe USS Welles, renamed HMS Cameron, torpedoed In 1940, The laat was the USS Swascy, which sank In the Atlantic Sept. 27. Others officially listed aa lost are the former USR Sntterlec, McCall, Hope well nnd McCook. Of the 41 surviving craft, nine have been loaned to Rtutsla. ncvcn were Inst reported in the service of Canada, four nro In the Norwr- glan navy, nnd the romnlnder nre on royal navy duty in the Atlan- tic and the waters around the British Ir1r3. A bag of nearly a dozen subma- rine sinkings or Is cred- ited to the group of overage war- ships, whose presentation as a stop-gap to Britain at a time when Germans Spread Malaria in Italy London. May 20. ?P The Germans caused malaria to spread In Italy, but the effect of the disease was overcome by use of new drugs, an officer In the British ministry of health declared today. P. G. Shute, a malaria specialist, said "thousands of our suf- fered from malaria, caused by the Grrmnna who flooded and Infected large areas with this deadly dis- ease." Shutc flew to Italy with 1000 mosquitoes In a muslin bag. In one hospital 6ft soldiers suffering from mnlnrla volunteered to let the mosquitoes hltn them. Back In Britain the war office appealed to the fighting troops for volunteers In experiments with the new drugs. One of the drugs was mopacrine, n German prepern- tlon which American, and British medical men Improved upon. Names of two others remain secret. Two hundred volunteers were bitten by the Infected mosquitoes few German vice Anyhow they looked about ftf something to do. Sauerkraut Downs wsus the result. It's only a tialf-mlle track due to the unanimous-doubt whether beatup bangtails ever will fain sufficient enthusiasm and stamina to do more than stroll the full. derby course. But you would surprised at what can happen In a half-mile. There Isn't any rail because para- use psychology: they 111 uiLi] au So fiuc- ccsful were the, experiments that mcpncrinc in its new form WP.S flown to Italy nnd "our trnops were restored to full health and Shute said. track where the rail would bi. GI jockeys know It's fake, but they have become so allergic to such taped off areas through a half-doa- en campaigns that practically 'no- body crowds the rail except when some uninformed nag gets out ol hand. Otherwise Sauerkraut Downi just another place to play ths ponies. It has a mutuel system, tn odds maker, judges, stewards, bookies and a track, boss. It has tickets, programs and ft post pa- rade. The boss of the establishment Is Maj. Walter C. Delony of Creek, Mich., a regular army man who Is tough enough to handle his Matt Winn job. He is assisted by a number of characters who In pre- war days thought a bugle wai merely something to call horses to the post. The starter Is Capt. Charles Pat- terson of Pawtucket, R. I., who claims to know a little about horse racing and whoso system consists of firing the gun first time he catches all the heads aimed the same way. The main mogul at the betting windows fs Pvt, Edward J. Pareti (229 Sullivan street, Greenwich Village) New York City. There are only two betting win- win and be- cause It requires too strenuous a brand of mathematics to work out show odds and partly because there is too little assurance that any given race will have three horses around at the finish. The unofficial handicappcr Is Pfc. Michael Bradford, another Greenwich Villager. And the crowd Is not complete when, the fun sounds unless Pfc. Duane Van Weert of Flushing, N. Y., IB around. Duane claims it Is because he works for public relations and nat- urally ha? to report the far his outfit's paper, which Is same excuse certain sports scribes used to give back home. They borrowed a baker's scales to weigh the boys jn, but nobody can figure out why because there Is no limit and the track's leading jockey tips the scales at 176 pounds. There considerable growling imong. the customers the. other diy when 12 horses started and only one when It developed the winner was Ing only three "hoes, had a glass eye and was limping. But the track's normal confusion had been complicated by dust and accusers couldn't prove anything. It's amazing what can happen In a haif-rnile. Come on, Derby Dayl Your Dealer Has It. A BIG SUPPLY OF PATIENCE La Marque Pastor to Presbyterian Assembly to Th. Newi Rev. find Mnj. Harry H. Burch have ROne to Montreal. N. C.. to ftttpnrt the Preahyterlnn Gfneru! Assembly. They will be Rone for two weeks. M, F. Green will be In charge of the midweek prayer meeting at Paul's Union Church Wednesday night. Other church meetings and activities will go on. an usual. Mrs. R. S. Scott will he host- ess to members of the women's council of First Christian Church, LA Marque, Thursday evening in her home. Rev. U. C. Broach, pastor of First Baptist Church, LA Marque, s conducting a two-week revival meeting at the Kemah Baptist Church and Rev. W. M. Hollomon, castor of the Kemah church is 'Illlng the pulpil at jtervlres In the I.a Marque Chureh during the pastor's ahsenre. All chiirch activ- ities wiM go on as usual while Kev. Mr. Broach la away. Thursday night All of us can thank the neighbor- hood business man for doing a whale of a wartime job. Short of help and with many empty shelves, he has striven to give each family its fair share. He has labored late and often over ration records and changes in regulations. He has been co-operative and uncomplain- ing. Remembering those away from the homes of the families he serves, he keeps on buying War keeps. Your dealer has had plenty of company in all walks of life... people who have puDed together in a great awakening of the tradi- tional American spirit. They have amazed themselves and the world with their ingenuity. They have found security in self-reliance. They have vowed not to slacken thbir pace until complete victory is ours. No less important, they are resolved to apply their new-found ability to the utmost when peace comes to make ours an even better country for those who have de- fended it so gallantly. Budweiser Amtrtetns afavyf been neighborly. It tt quite Mfuril then for Butiweiser fa Amsrtrn't favorite tvhen good get ftther, Budweiaer tt friend that needs no introduction. ANHIUSER-IUSCH SAINT LOUIS ;