Week of Aug. 26, 1958
The local Health Department has received the first of six kits to be shipped to it by the State Department of Health, in a campaign to search for any possible specimens indicating an outbreak of Asiatic influenza.
Not a single case of the new flu has been reported here, and the kits are just a precautionary measure.
The local Health Department still has not received any of the purported vaccine to treat Asiatic flu, and it is understood that the vaccine is still unobtainable here.
The disease in this country so far has been mild in its effects, and no plans have been made for any mass inoculation of the general public, but preparations are being made in case there should be an outbreak.
There were numerous tips entered in last week's Daily Mail news tip contest. The tip concerning five children of one family having their tonsils taken out at the same time won a $2 cash prize. The following residents won $1 each for their tips: A West Side Avenue resident, who brought in a 130-year-old Hagerstown newspaper which provided some interesting data of those days; a Chestnut Street man, for tip on boy swallowing a quarter; and a West Franklin Street girl, for tip on local man eating 180 clams at one sitting.