This Day In History: 1925-01-22
The annual report of the Bergen County Tuberculosis Association was given at the group’s annual meeting in Hackensack. In the Association’s two sanitariums 82 patients were treated with 56 requiring hospitalization. A major effort was made in 1924 to provide services for the many rural schools in the county which had no school nurse. Talks were given in 24 towns, and the Association weighed over 14,000 children in connection with school and home visits. Final tallies on the 1924 Christmas Seal campaign were not yet in, although it was expected to equal the 1923 figures. That campaign had raised $30,583.38. 22 1/2 percent of that went to the State Association which in turn sent 5% to the National organization. All of the remaining funds were used for local work. The County Seal Chairman reported that there had been committees in 69 communities. He praised the cooperation given by the commercial classes in the County High School. The students had addressed about 28,000 envelopes during the course of the campaign.