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70 Years Ago


August 24 - August 30, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Livingston Academy will open the school term on next Monday morning.

J.C. Taylor, who has been superintendent of the Millan City Schools for the past two years, has accepted the position as superintendent of the school. Other teachers who have been elected are as follows: J.P. Johnson, coach; Albert B. Smith, vocational agriculture; Charles Lakin, mathematics; Nancy Bird, English; Blanche Hinds, home economics; Margaret Lindsey, English and modern language; R.B. Hurt, Bible; and Helen Stonecipher, music.

The school is operated by the United States Missionary Society with the cooperation of the Overton County Board of Education. L.W. Houtchens, who has been Principal of the school for the past ten years, resigned to accept a position in a high school in Dallas, Texas.


Laboratories equipped for the production of poliomyelitis vaccines have been busy of late, due to the epidemic of the disease, commonly called infantile paralysis, in North Carolina and Virginia.

The vaccine most used is that developed by Drs. Brodie and Park of New York, and made from the crushed spinal cord of rhesus monkeys infected with the disease. Each monkey yields only about ten doses, and two doses are necessary for the treatment of each child.

As the treatment is preventative only, it should be given to all children in the area in which an epidemic occurs. More than 5,000 doses have been given to children in the epidemic districts, but it has been impossible to produce the vaccine in sufficient quantities to meet the demand.

At present, only about 950 monkeys can be handled each month, but it is hoped to increase the facilities very greatly in the immediate future. Health department agents in India have agreed to supply 500 monkeys each month for three months, and more later if needed. The monkeys cost $6 each, delivered in New York, and including the cost of manufacture each dose of vaccine runs to about $1.75.


Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Boulton have returned from a few day's visit in Lebanon.

Mrs. L.A. Sullivan, of Lake Charles, LA, is visiting S.A.D. Smith and family.

Kenneth Wisdom, of Albany, KY, was visiting relatives and friends here Sunday.

Miss Alice Boswell, of Nashville visited her sister, Mrs. Amy Chilton, recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hargis, of Cookeville, visited Mrs. Herschel Maynard Sunday.

Mrs. Benson, of Old Hickory, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Swallows.


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