August 24 - August 30, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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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,
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
Mrs. L.A. Sullivan, of Lake Charles, LA, is visiting S.A.D. Smith
Kenneth Wisdom, of Albany, KY, was visiting relatives and friends
Miss Alice Boswell, of Nashville visited her sister, Mrs. Amy Chilton,
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hargis, of Cookeville, visited Mrs. Herschel
Mrs. Benson, of Old Hickory, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
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Overton County News
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P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570