From the pages of The Smyrna Times, August 13, 1959


From the pages of The Smyrna Times
August 13, 1959

Doctor Emergency Calls
    In the absence of both Dr. R. W. Comegys and Dr. W. C. Pritchard, Jr. during the remainder of August, emergency calls on Thursday, August 20 will be handled by Dr. H. J. Laggner and on Thursday, August 27 by Dr. J. J. Lazzeri.
Cancer Center to Be in Smyrna
    State Board of Health Officials announce that the Cancer Detection Center will operate in the Smyrna area Friday, Aug. 21. This service is for women 25 years of age and over and will be conducted in the health unit on East Commerce Street. Appointments may be made by calling OL 3-7088.

Acknowledges Aid for Charity Ball
    Mrs. Medford Sparks, Clayton, chairman in this area for the benefit Charity Ball being sponsored by the Children’s Bureau of Delaware on August 28 at Rehoboth Beach Country Club, wishes to gratefully acknowledge the contributions to the dance program received from professional men and business men in the Smyrna-Clayton area.
    Their support will help the Children’s Bureau to carry on its program in Kent and Sussex Counties in the supervision in temporary foster homes, and also the placing of children for adoption from this area.

Smyrna Schools Set Registration
    Mr. Charles V. Williams, principal of the John Bassett Moore High School, and Mr. David K. Fauser, principal of the Smyrna Junior High School, announced this week that all students who anticipate attending either the John Bassett Moore High School or the Smyrna Junior High School should register in the school office any day the week of August 17th. The office will be open each day of the week from 8:30-3:30 for the purpose of registration.
    This registration is for pupils not previously registered and in particular for students coming from Kenton, Clayton, or Hartly Schools.
    In addition all new pupils who have previously attended the Smyrna Schools, are asked to register.
    Miss Virgie Bauer, District Psychologist, will also be on hand to assist with scheduling. If any student would like to discuss his or her schedule they should also report this week.

Smyrna Schools Getting Annual Summer Cleaning
    The annual summer cleaning program of the Smyrna Special School District is rapidly nearing completion. The program includes the cleaning of the window, walls, and floors of the classrooms in the three schools. The cafeteria, halls, and special rooms are also being readied for use in the fall.
    In addition to this annual summer cleaning task, a number of other projects have been undertaken. Some of these, the painting of the walls and ceilings of the halls in the original section of the Smyrna Elementary School, the painting of the playground equipment at both elementary schools, and the painting of the cafeteria of the Thomas D. Clayton School have been completed.
    Other projects, such as the transforming of the old girls’ locker room located in the basement of the high school, into a teachers’ room in order to make available an additional classroom on the main floor, and painting of some parts of the halls of the high school are moving steadily forward toward completion.
    If time permits, a number of other projects are scheduled to be undertaken this summer. First among these is the painting of the foyer of the Smyrna Elementary School. Work is expected to begin soon on the installing of new rubber baseboard tile in the cafeteria of the Thomas D. Clayton School.