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Baltimore, Jan. 18——H a v e
you ever watched a child in the
thVoes of an epileptic fit? If you
are like most people, you probably
shuddered and backed out of the
scene as quickly and as inconspic
uously as possible.
But did it ever occur to you that
you’re as much of a problem of
public health as the youngster suf
fering froni the disorder ?
'Epilepsy is one of those unpleas
ant ailments that people naturally
like to steer clear of. You just
don’t care to discuss or be related
with a subject that in its advanced
form gives way to grotesque and
Epilepsy probably isn’t as far
from you as you may think.
Available records show that one
in every 200 persons—or about
750,000—in this country are af
flicted with this nerve disorder.
Fortunately, most of these per
sons have only mild seizures that
occur infrequently and may amount
to nothing more than a blank stare
ffr a few moments or a sudden
stiffening of muscles. Then it’s
The U. S. Children’s Bureau, a
bi^^h of the Federal Security
A^B:y, was well aware of the tre
mulous strides medicine had made
toward easing the effects of epilep
sy. And it realized it was a mat
ter of public health to (1) get this
information out to the sufferer and
(2) educate the public so it would
be a little more understanding.
The bureau chose Maryland’s
efficient State Department of
Health, with fully organized
units in every county, to develop
a public health program in the
field. What is happening is mak
ing medical history.
The medical field considers this
important: It prefers to speak of
control or relief of seizures rather
than their cure. With such a
vague and inconclusive origin of
the ailment to work with, it hasn’t
It has been impossible to pin
point the cause—or causes—of epi
lepsy. It usually occurs where the
disorder is in the family history or
sometimes from a blow on the head
that damages a portion of the
Only about 20 per cent of epilep
tics are uncontrollables and must
be attended to as out-and-out pa
tients. It is to the other 80 per
rent that Maryland is directing its
J A N*U A R Y 15-31
People of Israel In Uproar
Over ‘Hitler Language’ Use
But No Washateria
Tel Aviv, Jan. 18—UP)—A “No
German” decision by the Israel
Censorship Board has revived the
discussion of whether what some
call “the Hitler language” should
be outlawed in the Jewish State.
One section of the population
and the press says “yes” and de
mands the ban of German from
any stage, concert platform or
news stand. They maintain that
the public use of the language in
which “Mein Kampf” was written,
the “Stuermer” edited and the
death warrant of hundreds of thou
sands of Jews signed, is an insult
to the memory of the victims of
Auction Brings Flash
Of Old Times to Town
Terrell, Tex., Jan. 18—0W—The
high-school kids in Terrell are
wearing pointed toe, high button
shoes to school. And the girls are
wearing whalebone corsets that
hook in front and lace up the back.
They got them from the I. Levy
store, where their grandparents
used to buy nothing but the best of
everything. I. Levy opened that
store a little more than 50 years
He brought to this little town of
a few thousand, set amid the cot
ton fields of North Texas, laces
from France, silks from China,
Oriental rugs, imported woolens
There it all was—old lace dresses
with the high collars stiffened with
whalebone, rotting on the racks,
yellowed linen suits for men, ven
tilated panama sailors—when the
auctioneer’s voice boomed among
the dusty shelves and the musty
There were celluloid collars,
whalebone corsets, the cloche hats
of the 1920’s, feather boas, quinine
hair tonic, jet buttons, lawn corset
covers, velour coats, men’s linen
dress shirts with embroidered bibs.
The store had been closed since
Levy died two years ago. To settle
the estate that goes to the widow
and one son, it was opened up
again, and the relics of half a cen
tury auctioned off.
To the old folks in Terrell it was
“I can remember when I. Levy’s
was the finest store between Dal
las and Shreveport,” said Mrs. Ben
Wilson of Terrell. “I still have two
On Duty in Salt Mines
Physicists Search Earth
Depths for Atom Clues
By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE
AP Science Editor
Two thousand feet down at the
bottom of a nearby salt mine Cor
nell University physicists are seek
ing clues to things happening high
up in the earth’s atmosphere.
The clues are about cosmic rays,
a gold mine of information about
powerful atomic forces.
The salt mine work is conducted
by Dr. Kenneth Greisen and Dr.
Giuseppe Cocconi of the Laboratory
of Nuclear Studies.
‘Hot’ Oil Not For
Rangoon, Jan. 18—CP)—A rich
harvest is being reaped in the ille
gal overland shipment of oil to Chi
na—oil obviously not meant for
China’s famous lamps.
Reports from the former Bur
mese capital of Mandalay say that
much of it is lubricating oil and
g^aline. The contraband, which
ii^Mles cotton, goes over the Bur-
mWtoad to Chungking where it is
sold at above-ceiling prices, ac
cording to the reports.
The oil and cotton are not prod
ucts of Burma but are imported
under government-issued permits.
Sales of oil in Rangoon are believ
ed to have increased by 300 per
cent in recent months. Government
sources here say Chinese agents
are purchasing the oil wholesale
and forwarding it to Red China.
Cosmic rays approach the earth
from somewhere in outer space.
They are nuclei of atoms, mostly
hydrogen, a few helium and some
heavier elements. One of the most
energetic, hitting a particle of air,
sometimes sets off a chain explo
sion building up to an incredible
number of atomic particles. Occa
sionally the number is a hundred
million, and the fragments spread
over an area equivalent to several
Of the many cosmic ray particles
which constantly rain down on the
earth, only one type appears to
get through the two thousand feet
of rock to the mine bottom. It has
tremendous energy, and appears to
be what physicists call a meson.
This is a material particle with two
or three hundred times the weight
of an electron. It is produced in
the earth’s atmosphere by the pri
mary rays of other types which
have survived the long trip from
outer space. It lives only a frac
tion of a second.
In Straight Lines
The mesons entering the mine
travel in straight lines. But they
do not all come from the same
direction. The salt mine detectors
show some from directly overhead,
and others at wide side angles.
One angling ray penetrated ten
thousand feet of rock—farther than
any other ray in the world’s rec
A child on the curb is a danger
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linen towels from there that I got
as wedding gifts back in 1916.
When Mr. Levy told you something
was linen, you knew it was linen.
“He wouldn’t sell you anything
unless he liked you. Some of the
Hitler’s pogroms. They argue,
that the continued non-use of Ger
man is a protest against the group
of Neo-Nazis who still believe in
the Swastika today.
The other section of the people
of Israel think the German lan
guage in itself is innocent of the
misuses it has had to suffer. Thus
a “Reader’s Letter” stated: “If we
are going to charge a language
with the crimes of its users, we
may find ourselves a nation of
mutes, for which language hasn’t
in some way dishonored the Jew?”
And many say: “Is German not
the language of the great books
by Rainer Maria Rilke, Stefan
George, Thomas Mann, Franz Kaf
ka, Heine, Schiller and Goethe,
Dr. Mayo Explains
Although not a new course, Se
lected Reading 320, is a one hour
course which enables a student
women “he “didn’t like ha‘<Tto "send who has a full schedule to receive
xt, an introduction to literature, Dr.
for them ” * g T. F. Mayo, head of the English
Claude Rousseaux of Terrell said,
“I don’t suppose Mr. Levy had
bought any new stock in 15 years.”
People stopped buying those fine
things during the depression. Dur
ing the war Levy would have noth
ing to do with the second-rate mer
chandise that was available for a
store in a small town.
Four great books are studied.
These books are plays of Greece,
Shakespeare, Gibson, and O’Neal;
Fielding Tom Jones, a comical
English novel; some English
poems; and two or more modern
discussions of science and phil
osophy by Julian Huxley.
Only two short papers are re
quired in the course. The books
and then discussed in
So he just sat in the back of his
store amid all the fine silks and are read
damasks rotting in their boxes class.
while the rest of the world whizzed j Dr. Mayo said there would be
down the highway outside in their | six sections opened to accomodate
sleek and shiny cars. any schedule.
The fight in this country against
spoken German and German print
ed newspapers and periodicals dates
back to 1933 when the Hitler wave
of terror was for the first time
unleashed with official German
Government support. During the
last few years, there has been some
relaxation in this fight. German
and other foreign languages were
tolerated as it takes quite some
time before a new immigrant can
read Hebrew. And in some cases—
although not on the radio—German
was even admitted as a means of
communication of works of art.
Now the fire of controversy
burns anew. It was kindled with
the arrival of the American Negro
Basso Kenneth Spencer, when a
concert agent submitted to the Is
rael Censorship Board the pro
gram he planned to offer. It also
included' German written arias
from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” and
lieder by Brahms and Schubert.
The Board—recently reconstituted
on the basis of two reenacted Pal
estine Government Laws from 1927
—deleted these pieces because it
feared “a popular outcry” if it
showed tolerance here.
Manila, Jan. 18—UP)—From sun
up to sun-down the women of
Ugong village bend over their wide
tin basins on the bank of the Pasig
The menfolk stand knee-deep in
water as they slap laundered
clothes aaginst stone slabs to re
move the soap suds.
Laundering is the major indus
try of Ugong, a tiny village a few
miles upstream from Manila. Three
out of five villagers are laundry-
men. Among their customers are
many Manila families.
The Pasig River runs almost
crystal clear at Ugong, but there
are no fish to provide food for
the village. Long ago—no one re
members when — villagers began
collecting laundry fi’om the bigger
towns to wash in the clear water.
Ugong launderers are cheaper than
With their bare hands and strong
soap they wash the dirty clothes
in their tin basins, rinse it in the
river, and then put it out to bleach
on the stony bank.
THURSDAY, JANUARY .18, 1951
To our graduating customers. Royal
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Graduates to Get
One hundred and thirty-two
graduates will receive reserve com
missions in the Army and Air
Force this month announced Lt.
Col. Wilderman of the Military
There will be 88 commissions in
the ground forces and 44 commis
sions in the air forces. Most of the
commissions will be in the Infan
try, Field Artillery, and Armor
sections of the ground forces.
Four men have been selected
for regular Army commissions and
two for the Air Force commissions.
The four men selected for regular
army are D. E. Brown, N. H. Rud-i
die, H. M. Sanders, and D. R.
Avant. Regular commissions for
the Air Force have not been an
AUSTIN CLUB, Thursday, 7:30
p.m., Room 123, Academic Bldg.
LAND O’ LAKES CLUB, Thurs
day, 7:15 p. m.. Room 305, Good
PISTOL TEAM, Thursday, 7:30
p.m., pistol range.
BRUSH COUNTRY CLUB,
Thursday, 7:15 p. m., Room 304,
CORPUS CHRISTI CLUB,
Thursday, 7:15 p. m., Room 3B-
3C MSG. Important meeting to dis
cuss Aggieland ’51 picture and
mid-term party plans.
FOUR STATES (TEXARKA
NA) CLUB, Thursday, 7 p. m.,
room 106, Academic Building.
PERMIAN BASIN CLUB,
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. in Lounge of
YMCA. Emergency meeting to
make plans for picture in Aggie
Friday, January 19, 1951 being a Legal
Holiday, in observance of Robert E. Lee’s
Birthday, the undersigned will observe that
date as a Legal Holiday and not be open
First National Bank
City National Bank
First State Bank & Trust Co.
College Station State Bank
Bryan Building and Loan Ass’n
Be Sure To Attend Church Sunday!
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A&M CHRISTIAN CHURCH
9:45 A.M.—Church School
11:00 A.M.—Morning Worship
A&M CHURCH OF CHRIST
9:46 A.M.—Bible Classes
10:45 A.M.—Morning Worship
6:15 P.M.—Youth Meeting
A&M METHODIST CHURCH
9:30 A.M.—Sunday School
11:00 A.M.—Morning Worship
S. MARY’S CHAPEL
St. Mary’s, Sunday Mass, 8:30 and 10 a.m.
A&M PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
9:46 A.M. — Sunday School
11:00 A.M. — Morning Worship Service
6:30 P.M. — Student League and Fel
COLLEGE STATION BAPTIST CHURCH
9:45 A.M.—Sunday School
10:50 A.M.—Morning Worship
6:15 P.M.—Training Union
7:15 P.M.—Evening Worship
AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH
9:30 A.M—Bible Class
10:45 A.M.—Worship Service
ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
8:00 A.M.—Holy Communion
9:30 A.M.—Aggie Coffee Club
9:30 A.M.—Church School
11:00 A.M.—Morning Worship
6:30 P.M.—Evening Services
6:30 P.M.—Student League
7:30 P.M.—Fellowship Service
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800 S. College Ave. Bryan, Texas
9:30 a.m.—Sunday School and Bible Classes
10:46 a.m.—Morning Worship Service
Wednesday Vespers—7:30 p.m.
Luther Club—Wed. 8:30 p.m.
The Rev. Wm. C. Petersen, pastor
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY
7:30 P.M.—Supper Group (3rd. Wed.)
11:00 A.M.—Morning Worship
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When asked to prepare a statement concerning the
proper use of time, a group of young people came up
with these words:
“Your time is God’s time.”
Grewn-ups may well heed this truth.
One’s time is really not one’s own. Even though
budgeted to include only such things as business, golf,
gardening, travel or what not, it is still God’s time.
And when we fail to include in our time budget a
few hours for the Church and its constructive program,
then the One from whom we get all the time we have is
being ignored and we are losing priceless returns.
Time given to the Church and the enterprises for
which it stands is an investment that pays dividends for
all the other worthwhile things we have to do.
Try it. Take an interest in some Church—in the
Bible—in an activity on the high level of service to
others—and see how much more productive all of your
time will be-
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