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"Murder" Book for Children

hairdoThe Summit Herald of August 11, 1939 reported that the State Board of Milk Control allowed dairy producers to charge half a cent more per quart. The High School Principal’s report to the Board of Education included recommendations to expand the size of the room for typing classes, and to add driver’s ed to the curriculum. At the Summit Public Library, a little girl requested help finding a book she had read: “the swellest story, just full of murders, robberies, fighting, and magic!” The Children’s Librarian was relieved to discover that the “murder” book was a retelling of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. The “Home on the Range” cooking column offered recipes for various kinds of iced coffee.

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