Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's library by contributing writer Diane Mullaly.
PNEUMONIA VACCINE AVAILABLE IN COUNTY
50 Years Ago (week of Nov. 17-Nov. 23, 1940):
* It was announced this week that a new pneumonia vaccine was available to Howard countians through their family physicians and the health department. The vaccine was administered by injection that, according to health officials, would produce few side effects. Two weeks after the injection, those vaccinated reported for a skin test that would determine whether immunity had been established.
* The Board of Directors of Commercial and Farmers Bank declared a dividend of 15 cents per share on capital stock for the last six months of 1940. This was the first dividend paid by the bank in its history. The bank also reported mailing out the 1940 Christmas Club checks this week.