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Arlington News (Newspaper) - January 26, 1958, Arlington, Texas Arlington news presenting Arlington s Story a in pictures volume i number 8119 e. Main us Arlington. Tarrant county u copy sunday january 26, 1958 moms to March on polio comeback idea pushed by Jen Barney a operation comeback will be the tattle cry for some 400 Arlington mothers As they join the ranks of the annual a a Mother a mar he a against polio thursday night january 30. This greatest single fundraising event of the March of dimes will be under the capable dirt. Non of mrs. Us. Parr chairman assisted by mrs. Frank Wallace Arlington so polio Mother of the year. A a great Many people have the understandable notion that polio is Over a mrs. Put said. A but the fight is not ended for thousands of patients who were disabled before the Salk vaccine could prevent paralytic attack. These polio victims look to us for continued Aid and rehabilitation. Arlington has twelve such cases ten of them children. Some have received therapy for five or six years including surgery and constant fitting of appropriate braces. A one severe Case of polio can Cost up to $9,000, said mrs. Parr. A your mothers March on thursday night will assure continuation of March of dimes research professional education and rehabilitation for these patients. A survival is not enough we Are obligated to the Well being of these already District captains for the mothers mar h Are Mes. A. W. Hiller Steware de Vore a metro Unis Hamel Sanders Lee Lilliard g. A Pierce jr., j. J. Crayton Quincy Hawkins and How re husband. Residents of Arlington contributed $7,671 to the March of dimes last year $3,720.18 of this collected during the mothers March. Of the total sum $6,671 was spent on Arlington patients the first time that less was spent on patients than collected. According to Bee Nichols Arlington chairman $2,919. 65 has been turned in to the drive thus far. Contributions were from the mod mailers special gifts special events held each saturday and from. A the schools. Reports were made Friday of $385 collected by a special gifts chairman Fred Holt and of $1,001.00 turned in from the schools according to j. W. Counts chairman. Arlington teen agers netted $186 for their efforts. A we Are confident said or. Nichols a that the people of Arlington will respond to the mothers March As they have in the past willingly and generously. Also assisting on the March of dimes drive this year Are mrs. Martha Burdick Spe Ial mailing Dexter Betts Coin collection Harold Eppes. Special event Howard Chaney finance or. A a h. Hereford College collections and mrs. Barney publicity. Avoid that line an editorial january 31 is the last Day you can pay your poll tax thereby becoming eligible to vote in Many important elections coming this year. Many reasons can be Given Why you should take advantage of this Opportunity and there Are valid arguments against reason you might have for not buying yours. We have always suspected that Many do not buy their poll taxes because they forget it or they just done to get around to it unless just a couple of Days before the deadline. Then the line is so Long they just give up. Locally you la have the City Bond Issue and the school Bond issues plus a regular City election to pick two councilmen. There is also a Strong possibility that Youcan help decide whether Arlington takes part in a water District organization which Many see As the Long Range answer to Many of our water problems in the democratic and Republican primaries in july you la vote on a Long list of officials from . Senator to county commissioners and in the general election in november you la vote one nine constitutional amendments and follow up on the july primaries. There is evidence in the history books to show that your vote though its Only one vote can change the course of history. Close votes Are commonplace and you never know when yours might make the difference. But you la never know and there a nothing you have a right to say unless you buy your 11 tax or secure your exemption before january 1. We suggest you drop by the poll tax House trailer Corner of main and Center Early As possible this week and avoid that Long line. Check fee irks housewives Arlington s grocery buyers and that s just about everybody had spent the week paying extra for Check cashing at most grocery stores but they weren to quite used to the idea. There was evidence that it affected people differently ranging from outright dissatisfaction to enthusiastic approval of the grocers position. And there was one specific demonstration that the women done to like the idea. Member stores of the fort Worth Tarrant county food retailers association announced the change wee before last with ads in the metropolitan newspapers and began making the charge of ten cents per Check including checks for purchases last monday. A few independents who Are not members of the association continued to Cash checks without charge. The news in a Survey could find Only one major grocery store which does not make a charge for Check cashing. The demonstration came Friday in one of the City a major supermarkets when a group of women headed by mrs. , Fischer con verged on the store packed their carts with groceries and when the items were tallied wrote checks for the exact amounts of their purchases. When informed that their checks would not be honoured without the ten cent additional charge they. Voiced their protests with the manager. Their demonstration futile the women Tore up their checks and vowed to shop at another store. Mrs. Fischer who invited Calls from anyone who shares her views issued the following statement a a the decision to charge a fee for the cashing of checks was made without concern for the customer and serves Only the interests of the merchant. We believe that this service charge is unjust particularly when the Check is written for the amount of Mer Han Dise purchased we housewives and mothers have taken this course of action in order to bring about the removal of what we consider an unjust charge. Unfortunately the housewives have continued on Page 2 mothers set to March thursday Arlington moms will be out in Force thursday night for the March of dimes drive. Slated As the biggest single fund raising event of the month it is headed by mrs. A c. Parr at top shown with three of her nine captains mrs. . Hiller. Mrs. A metro Unis and mrs. Stewart Devore. Adding his approval is Pat Penwar Deit son of or. And mrs. Penwarden. Pat aged nine has experienced the Long years of rehabilitation after having polio plus three times in surgery. He is a healthy reason today to remind others a if you Haven to Given in january you Haven t yet Given to the March of dimes a photo by jul

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