As reported 48 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, May 30, 1957:
National Dairy Month
The dairy industry in the United States is 350 years old this year, and the entire month of June will be used to observe the occasion.
John Conner, Georgia state chairman for this year's June Dairy Month campaign, said: "Tremendous dairy activities are planned and will be carried out across the nation."
In Georgia, radio messages will be given each week in June by Marguerite Gustafson, head of the test kitchen of the American Dairy Association. On June 5, she will address 600 women attending the annual Home Demonstration Council meeting set for June 4-7 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton. She will talk about the value of dairy products in everyday diet and about the possibility of increasing dairy consumption during June.
The Columbia County Board of Health has appointed Dr. Wade R. Bedingfield Jr. to be Columbia County's polio vaccine clinician. By purchasing the vaccinations in bulk, the county is able to distribute them to citizens 20 years and older at the cost of $1.25 per dose. Children 19 and under can receive the vaccinations for free. The clinics will be held at public schools.
Clinics for white people will begin June 4 and end July 12 and will be held at Harlem School, Appling School and Grovetown School. Clinics for colored people will begin June 11 and end July 19 and will be held at George White School, J.P. Blanchard School and Gibbs School. Three doses are needed for complete protection from the polio virus.
UGA turning away females
The University of Georgia has announced that it will be unable to accept any more women for fall quarter admission. All available housing has been assigned.
The university will accept women for admission in the summer quarter. If space becomes available by "dropouts," summer applicants will have the opportunity to enroll in the fall.
UGA will continue to accept admissions applications from men.
Wheat allotment offered
Farmers of land on which no wheat was seeded for grain for any of the years of 1955, 1956 and 1957 may apply for a wheat acreage allotment, according to Harry Blanchard, chairman of the Columbia County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. Farmers must apply in writing to his committee by July 1 to receive allotment.
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