Thursday, April 17, 2014
In 1970, Dr. Donald H. Robinson of the State Board of Health said the public had shown almost no interest in protecting itself from the ravages of German Measles. He claimed they could save almost $10 million by participating in a new campaign that was underway. He urged South Carolinians to ask their doctor for the German Measles vaccine.
He explained that extensive use of the vaccine would prevent a significant increase in the number of cased to hit the Palmetto State.
There were 306 cases in the states in 1969 and 259 in 1968.
That same year, Dick Jones, who served as recreation department director, announced that the town would take over youth baseball from the East Cooper Youth Organization.
A $5.50 fee for the first boy and $2.50 for each boy after that living in Mount Pleasant or on Sullivan’s Island would be charged.
That same year, the board of trustees for the Moultrie School District received word from Atlanta that the Department of Health, Education and Welfare approved attendance areas.
They said that all students in grades 9-12 would attend the complex known as Moultrie High School.
Those enrolling in industrial arts, tailoring and brick masonry would be bused to the vocational building at Laing High School for half-day sessions.
And boy do things change. According to an advertisement placed in the Moultrie News in 1970, Wm.PENN Outboard Motor Oil was 49 cents a quart or $5.69 per case at Breech Inlet Tackle and Gift Shop.
It was adjacent to the Breech Inlet Bridge and they served free hot coffee to all of their customers.
That same year, the Mamie P. Whitesides baseball and football field adjacent to the elementary school was dedicated on June 23.
In addition, Miss Marianne MacNeal was named Miss Mount Pleasant.