Druggists Pledge Help In National Defense

Reporting as chairman of the committee on venereal disease control of the New York State Pharmaceutical Ass'n, Dean A. B. Lemon, of the Buffalo College of Pharmacy, recommended the following six-point pledge for the druggists:

1. Not to dispense remedies for venereal diseases.

2. To refer all inquiries for such remedies to physicians or clinics.

3. To sell only reliable prophylactics.

4. To support law enforcement against quackery and prostitutes.

5. To support all sound educational effort to guide the public toward good health and morals.

6. To give special attention to any man in the military and naval services who may ask for advice or help because of infection or fear of infection with a venereal disease.

Geneticists Will Advise Locking Stable Doors

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Married couples who fear transmitting hereditary weaknesses soon will be able to seek expert advice in the nation's first human heredity clinic at Ann Arbor.

Recently projected by the University of Michigan, the clinic will start operation Oct. 1. Dr. Lee R. Dice, who has been named director, explains that the clinic's chief service will be to married couples who have discovered repeated defects in their family trees, and to couples whose first children were imperfect.

Twins No Longer Any Novelty to Her

THE eyes of a Seattle reader, Mrs. Raymond J. Evans, were drawn recently to a newspaper item which reported:

"Twin girls were recently born to the Warren Robinsons in Holdenville, Okla. Mrs. Robinson is a twin, her grand mother a twin and Robinson's uncle a twin.'*

Mrs. Evans promptly wrote to the Robinsons:

"We are not greatly impressed. My great aunt was the mother of four pairs of twins, my mother was a twin, my aunt had twins, my two sisters are twins, one of my sisters is the mother of twin girls, my brother is the father of twins, and, last but not least, I am the grandmother of twins.

"You will understand now why we had to smile, and what prompted us to write you this note when we read the clipping."

Court Says Birth Control Not a Religious Problem

An initiative petition for birth-control legislation for the "preservation of health"-a measure protested by a representative of Cardinal O'Connell-was ruled constitutional by the Massachusetts Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion submitted to the State Legislature. The full bench of the high tribunal held that the proposed statute was "permissive" and "neither commands nor prohibits" any form of religious practice.

Middle-Aged Couple Have Child, a Year

Roy HOSTETTER, 46-year-old miner, and his wife, 42, of Uniontown, Pa., announced birth of their twenty-second child, Dolores Marlene, on May 23 last. The physician who delivered their first child, nearly twenty-five years ago, also delivered Dolores. Sixteen of their children are living, says the Associated Press,

"War Husbands" Allowed By New Regulations

MARRIAGE by proxy of French war prisoners now in German prison camps with fiancees in France has been authorized by the German and French authorities, and facilities set up to assist those who desire to wed.