The person with the cold, so often maligned by his neighbor, is
not the only germ spreader.
There are a hundred and one ways in which germs can be picked
A baby in Chicago became ill with what was at first believed to
be the whooping cough. A diagnosis revealed a rare and dangerous infection with
the Egyptian blood worm. Where did the infection come from? The child had never
been in Egypt. It was traced to the snails in the parlor aquarium with the
Recruits in barracks in the British navy got what medical
officers believed to be too many cases of colds, influenza and similar diseases.
Experts traced this to infected dishwater.
Capt. S.T. Dudley, the officer responsible for the condemnation
of dishwater as a potent spreader of germs, believes that germs left by
individuals get into dishwater, and thence on to some supposedly clean utensils
for someone else to use.
Women cleaning rabbits have developed a germ disease which
research has shown to be common in rabbits and other animals. A man in
California contracted it from a coyote.
A Philadelphia hospital has barred daisies, because a certain
kind of small, black bug that is often found in the daisy’s yellow heart, is
believed to be able to spread another kind of dangerous germ.
District conservation officer J.
Allen Woodburn of Middlebourne has announced that 82
arrests were made in December for violations of the
game, fish and forestry laws. There were three
He also reported that 14 warning citations were issued and 55
investigations made in the 18 counties making up the district. Officers walked a
total of 581 miles on foot patrol and worked 4,733 hours investi-gating
The battle is over. After seven
months of bitter controversy, an anti-administration
coalition has won total control of Calhoun General
The 16 newly-added trustees succeeded in firing administrator
Kay Wriston. Five days earlier, they had reorganized the board of trustees and
fired the incumbent vice president. Two weeks earlier, they had forced the
resignation of board president Peter J. Zannoni.
With their main objectives accomplished, the new powers at the
hospital had only one major problem left--somehow to win the war to save the
hospital from going out of business.
Immediate problems facing the board range from a financial
crises, to the need to fire or reduce staff. At least five more trustees are
expected to resign shortly. Two lawsuits have been filed, with more expected.
The sequence of the dramatic power takeover began at a special
meeting on Jan. 12 when the 10 new trustees won majorities in roll call
elections to fill two vacant offices on the board.
Rex McCartney, running against Von Yoak, won the presidency in a 17-7 vote.
For secretary treasurer, Alvin Engelke won over Vonda Gunn, 16-7, with