From Our Files
1945: Hartley residents worried about infantile paralysis threat
July 16, 2020
• July 19, 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lock received a package from their son-in-law, Flight Officer Donald Hebbel, who was a pilot in the Pacific theatre of war. Among other items there were Japanese mats and two ashtrays, one decorated with a Japanese coin bearing the image of Mount Fujiyama and the other bearing a model P-38 made by Flight Officer Hebbel.
Rumor was rampant that infantile paralysis was spreading in Hartley, but there was no justification for such statements. City health physician Dr. E. Pfeiffer did urge that precautions be taken to keep the disease from spreading.