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About The Coquille Valley sentinel. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1921-2003 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1939)
TWENTY YEARS AGO
be isolated and kept quiet. Quar
antine rules should be obeyed. Scien
tific endeavors which are being ma e
to study the fundamentals of the >-
sease and improve its control should
receive public support. When sus
picious symptoms such as fever, with
vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, ir
ritability, or headache appear—es
pecially if there is any stiffness of the
head or back-medical assistance
should be secured promptly.
Roy A. Wemich of Sitka min and
Robert Booth of the Booth Shingle
company passed through Portland
last Friday on their way to De
Francis M. Cunningham and Frank
C. Martin were brought over here
North Bend on Sunday to serve 10
days each on a vagrancy charge con
Harry Pack, formerly of Coquille,
was brought over here t<f jail Mon
day from Marshfield to serve 30 days
on a pettit larceny charge. His theft
was a pair of shoes.
R. T. Davis, of Gaylord, was picked
up by a state police officer last Sat
urday night on the highway south
from Myrtle Point. He had passed
completely out, alongside the high
way and was brought to jail here.
Reedsport, Tiller and Idleyld. There
will be approximately 200 enrolles in
Chadwick Lodge No. 68
England has been making inquir
ies for heavy timbers, such as sup
plied by Pacific northwest mills to
mines, to be used in construction of
bomb-proof hideouts. One British
vessel with a cargo of Douglas fir,
sailing from British Columbia, has
already been sunk by a U-boat
A. F. & A. M.
Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Sickels came in
this week from Lapwai, Idaho, for an
extended visit with their daughter and
family, Mrs. H. A. Young.
Rev. L. G. Weaver has been ap
pointed pastor of the Coquille Metho
dist Church South. Rev. Coy A.
Sponsored by the state superin
Mrs. P. L. Sterling went up to Sims, who continues his studies at
tendent of public instruction. Presi Salem last week to see the state fair.i Columbia College at Milton, Oregon,
dent Roosevelt has approved as eligi next week for Eugene wrere she wiU I will leave this week.
ble for a WP A project a survey of all
public school buildings in Oregon.
prosection cannot, therefore, with
Allotment is estimated at *45,444. The
chemicals so far studied, be con
survey will inquire into the adequacy
sidered a practical preventive.
of existing school buildings, prepar
Naturally during epidemics of
ing maps showing the location of
(‘Polio1 means gray; ‘melitis’ poloyelitis children should be kept
school buildings, and what improve
inflamation of the spinal away from unnecessary exposure to
ments are necessary.
Poliomyelitis is not neces- others sick or weU; they should be
in infantile disease. It does' especially guarded from contracts
with children with symptoms of fever
and digestive disturbance. Grown
ups may bring the infection home.
Therefore, all reasonable barriers of
cleanliness should be placed between
older members of the family and those
who are of the particularly suscep
Should schools be closed when an
outbreak of polio is threatened?
Epidemics ustfaily come when school
is out. By the time the faU season
begins, the disease has usually start
ed to decline. Even if an outbreak
threatens during the school year, it
should be remembered that children
are, on the whole, better controUed
and safer in school than on the streets.
In school there is Ukely to be some
supervision of exercise, thus avoid
ing excessive fatigue. Under super-
a word will not help us wisely to pro- -visiqg, children are safer from indls-
tect our children. Let us see what Jcriminate exchange of secretions. In
is known and what can be done about any'event, closing of schools can do
polio in 1939.
little good in the prevention of polio
.“Polio knows no boundaries of place, unless parents are willing to assume
climate, race or station in life. It the responsibility of control and su-
has occurred in the tropics and among pervision. In a recent outbreak of
the Eskimos; in all seasons of the polio, the schools of a community
year; among the poor, the rich and were closed by popular demand. Par-
the middle class.
ent* however, immediately resisted
“All suspected cases of poliomyeli- the attempt of the local health
tis should receive medical attention authorities to bar children from at-
for there is no telling which case may tendance at moving picture shows,
become paralyzed. Prompt, careful
The important things to do to pre
handling may be the deciding point; vent polio or to minimize its bad re-
at the least proper care may enable suits are: to protect children against |
a paralytic case to recover more undue fatigue or strain; to avoid un- I
quickly and completely.
necessary contact, bearing in mind !
As to prevention, we have more that the virus is spread by nose and
than a hint that fatigue and strain throat secretions. AU children who
are very bad for a child who has are even slightly Hl or feverish should
been exposed to polio. These im- —
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:36 p. m.
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