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From the Vault: News from the April 19, 1962 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted 4/18/18

Royalton one of four sites selected for polio drinks

Another opportunity is being offered to area residents to be immunized by the Sabin polio vaccine, before the summer sets in.

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From the Vault: News from the April 19, 1962 edition of the Press & Journal


Royalton one of four sites selected for polio drinks

Another opportunity is being offered to area residents to be immunized by the Sabin polio vaccine, before the summer sets in.

The Dauphin County Medical Society will set up free distribution centers during May and June, in the I.O. Foose Elementary School, 1301 Sycamore St., and the Howard Day Homes Community Building in Harrisburg; and the Salvation Army Building in Edgemont. The Northumberland Elementary School at Royalton will be the fourth center.

Persons who failed to complete their three-dose series during last spring’s project are encouraged to take advantage of this new campaign, while those who have completed the series are fully protected and need not repeat the easy-to-take vaccine.

Dr. Frank Procopio, of the society, is encouraging all those persons who did not participate, to join in the new program. The centers will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Type I on May 3, Type III on May 31 and Type II on June 28.

The centers this year were selected as the result of two surveys, which showed fewer participants in these areas during the former campaign.

The colorless, odorless and tasteless vaccine will be supplied by Charles Pfizer and Son Inc., who also supplied the serum during last spring’s campaign, at which time 115,000 persons took advantage of the free vaccine.

Since the licensing of the Type III Sabin Vaccine, which be came effective March 26, it is now recommended for general use as “another step forward toward the final conquest of paralytic polio,” according to the Surgeon General Luther L. Terry.

Area couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. George Engle celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday at their home, 310 Spruce St.

They were married April 6, 1912 in Hagerstown, Maryland, by the Rev. J. William Ott. Mrs. Engle was Elizabeth A Bauchmoyer.

The couple are the parents of three daughters: Mrs. Georgine Adams, at home; Mrs. Joseph Yoffee, Phoenix, Arizona, and Mrs. Richard Funk of Annville. They have two grandchildren.

The couple spent the winter at the home of their daughter in Phoenix and were honored at a celebration prior to their return.

Mr. Engle was employed as a moulder for 39 years at the former Wincroft Stove Works in town and later accepted a position with the Pennsylvania Department of Property and Supplies where he worked for 16 years until his retirement six years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Engle are members of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. They received many beautiful and useful gifts.

Roosevelt Ave. man hurt in scuffle at home last night

Milton Benson, 131 Roosevelt Ave., was rushed to the Harrisburg Hospital last night after sustaining a severe laceration of the right arm.

The accident, according to Police Patrolman Louis Russ, allegedly occurred as Benson scuffled with two representatives of a Harrisburg agency after they visited his home shortly after 6 p.m. In the scuffle, Benson’s right arm broke a kitchen window.

A call to the borough emergency station summoned the Liberty Fire Company’s ambulance. Attendants applied a tourniquet to Benson’s arm and then rushed him to the hospital.

Patrolmen Eugene Marvetic and Dale Nigro joined Russ in responding to the call. The two men disappeared after the incident.

Borough police said they will complete their investigation today to determine if charges will be brought against the two men.

Highspire man arrested on swindle charges

Paul Mumford, 48, a Highspire resident, was arrested on Monday afternoon in Lititz, on charges of swindling an Elizabethtown man out of $4,450.

The victim, 87-year-old Christian M. Myers, of 140 College Ave., claims that he was defrauded by false pretense of money given to Mumford last August and October, for repairs alleged to be made on a diner, then owned by him — $400 of this money was an investment to help rebuild a fire-gutted home in Tamaqua, which Myers later learned Mumford had not contracted to do.

A countywide search of five days for Mumford by the Lancaster state police resulted in his arrest outside the Lititz Springs National Bank, at which time he was charged with fraud. He was also charged with passing worthless checks at a gasoline station near Columbia.

Before being jailed in Lancaster County prison, Mumford made full restitution of $230 for the four bad checks, and those charges are being dropped.

Mumford’s criminal record dates back to 1933, on a charge of larceny. He has many charges of issuing bad checks, with his last sentence being served in the New Castle, Delaware, prison in 1958. At that time he served two years on charges of perjury and issuing a worthless check.

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