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Edgemont Tribune; Jan. 28, 1948; March of Dimes dance will be held Jan. 30. Entries for March of Dimes queen: Miss Rita Alspach representing the Concessionaires; Donna Harbaugh for the High School; Virginia Parks for Administrative Division; Frances Vetersneck for the Personnel and Fiscal Divisions; Mrs. Dessie Lee for the Operational Service Division; Loretta Mueller for Surveillance and Cml. C.; Mrs. Verna Batchelder for the Repairs and Utilities Division; Mrs. Eileen Bingham for the Medical Division; Faith Husaboe for Stock Control; and Cordelia Torkelson for the Maintenance Division.

Edgemont Tribune; Feb. 11, 1948; Igloo Tops County in March of Dimes; Mrs. Dessie Lee, an employee of the Operational service Division was named "March of Dimes Queen". $3,382.09 raised, average of $5.75 per employee for the 588 workers on the Post.

(Bonnie Martin photo of March of Dimes queens)

Edgemont Tribune; Feb. 2, 1949; March of Dimes dance on Jan. 28, 1949. Mrs. Cordelia Torkelson for Maintenance, was selected queen. Other participants include; Betty Birdsall representing Stock Control; Margaret Collins for Personnel - Fiscal Divisions; Virginia Harrison for Renovation, Demilitarization and Surveillance Divisions; Virginia Kimblom for the Concessionaires; Margaret Kirby for the Ammunition and Supply Division; Claudia Marsh for the Medical Division; Bonnie Martin for the High School; Mary Parmenter for the Repairs and Utilities Division; and Nadine Veren for the Administrative Division. $3500 was raised during this campaign.

The Walrus

The Walrus

Vol. 1 No. 4 page 1 Jan. 18, 1952

Polio Triples National Toll

The 1952 March of Dimes - now in its third week - must supply the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis with funds to carry on the fight against polio in the professional training classroom - as well as in the hospital ward and research laboratory.

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The Walrus

Vol. 2 No. 8 page 1 Feb. 20, 1953

Pupil Make Sacrifices - 'That Others May Walk'

by Cordelia Torkelson

Today a happy child is is full of energy and a zest for living - tomorrow the same child, smitten with polio and fearing the possibility of being crippled for life. It is not a pleasant thought, but one only too true. The dread disease is no respector of persons. It strikes quickly and unexpectedly. The only way it can be squelched is with dimes and dollars to be used for scientific research and for care of the stricken.

When one's favorite playmate or best buddy is hospitalized for weeks or perhaps months, and returns with braces and crutches, then one recognizes the horror of the disease. Thus it is with the children of the Provo School. To each of them polio has become a personal enemy and they have "dug down deep" to conquer it. They have contributed the sum of $347.00 to the March of Dimes. This amount didn't come out of Father's pocket. Father's contribution had been made previously - rather it meant baby sitting, washing cars, shoveling snow and dozens of other duties. It also meant giving up movies, malts and ice cream sodas. It was a great effort and sacrifice, but these pupils of the Provo School can feel they have done their part "that others may walk."

March of Dimes 1953

Pictured above are five youngsters, pupils at Provo School,
who learned about polio the hard way - they had it! Stricken last year,
Richard Gilpin, Virginia Schock, Richard Montanile, James Boltz
and Carol Joslin, high school student, have now fully recovered.
During the March of Dimes drive, children a the school contributed
$347.00, according to Christina Hajek, the grade school principal.
With each five dollars collected, a new ball was given the seal
and cat, shown in the background, to "play with". One hundred dollars
of the fund was earmarked as a contribution to the West River
Crippled Children's Hospital at Hot Springs, to help pay for the
new "Rocking Bed" for polio patients, which was recently installed.

The Walrus

Vol. 5 No. 8 page 1 Feb. 21, 1957

March Of Dimes Drive In Provo School Nets $172

The Provo Schools March of Dimes Drive is over. The entire student body contributed a total of $172,00.

We always terminate our drive with a special "Valentine Day" contribution. The students mount these contributions on a large red heart placed in their room by Miss Christina M. Hajek, elementary prinicipal. These are collected on February 14 and placed on the thermometer in the high school auditorium.

This year the thermometer was designed by Jerry Worthley, eighth grade student. It featured a playground with children on crutches watching boys and girls at play with the caption - "Help them into the game." Each time the fund came up with $10.00 another healthy child was placed onto the playground.

Our contribution goes directly to the West River Crippled Childrens Hospital for the purchase of some definite piece of equipment the hospital can use.

In previous years we have contributed toward the purchase of the rocking bed, a child's respirator, bedside stands for the childrens rooms and equipment for the dining room.

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