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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 29, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

Sept. 29, 1921

PUBLIC CLINIC FOR BABIES WILL BE HELD, OCTOBER

One of the very definite benefits to the community, to be given under the auspices of the public health association soon, will be a free public clinic for babies and children of preschool age.

The clinic recently held in Ashland was so thoroughly appreciated as to call forth a demand for a similar meeting here. Present plans are to hold this clinic the second week in October, the day and place to be announced later. Mothers must register their children for examination previous to the meeting. This can be done at the Red Cross rooms, either in person or by telephone.

At this free clinic, infants will be weighed, measured and examined for recognized or unrecognized symptoms. No prescriptions will be given, all treatments being a matter for the family physician to attend.

These clinics afford unexcelled opportunities for parents to ascertain the welfare of their children and one that meets with ready response.

DISCUSS PLANS FOR EQUIPPING ATHLETIC FIELD

The matter of equipping the public school athletic field, formerly the baseball park, was taken up by the school board at its special session last night with Principal Campbell of the high school and Athletic Coach Huntington, the special committee appointed recently by the board to look into the probable costs and ways and means of defraying the same.

The board agreed to build a fence around the field at an estimated expense of between $400 and $500, the work to be begun at once.

The board, however, decided not to stand any of the expense of building bleachers, or stands, but suggested that the student body of the high school collect up on all the pledges made last spring for this purpose and obtain additional subscriptions. At that time $290 was pledged, much of which had already been paid in. This is a fair nucleus to the sum needed to build suitable stands.

In the matter of building dressing rooms for the athletes the board, while it will not contribute anything to this cause agreed to advance the necessary money for constructing the rooms with the understanding that the money so advanced would be paid back as soon as possible from the proceeds realized from the football and baseball games, and other school athletic events at which an admission fee was charged.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com