Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Measles Delays the Paper in DeKalb in 1918

From the May 2, 2018, MidWeek  "Looking Back."

1918, 100 Years Ago.

"The present extensive epidemic of measles is responsible for considerable trouble in delivery of The Chronicle.

"Last night one of the boys notified the office at four o'clock that he would be unable to carry his route on account of measles.  After calling some 15 or 20 boys, a lad was found who delivered the route, but of course, missed some of our customers."

Newspaper Boys?  Do we still have them?

"Boss, I'm Sick."  --Cooter

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