Rudolph Melvin Garland
23 West operator's E. 4 Baker, improper Fal War o t whe th POLIO STRIKES COUNTY BOY AT WEST CHESTER Rudolph Melvin Garland, 19-year- ld son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Garland, 123 East King street. Littles- own became the first Adams * , , ,_,,, *JUOCUi xmnty victim of infantile para ys v his year when his ailment was diagnosed August 22. c Weirick. Garland, a summer school student at West Chester State Teachers' college, was removed Thursday morning to the Chester county hospital. His physician, Dr Joseph Scattergood, Sr, said "I don't think I should say at the moment whether or not he has poliomyelitis." However, Dr. William A. Lirnberger, secretary of the West Chester board of health, said "we have been in- "ormed it is diagnosed as polio- nyelitis." The youth's mother stated that case has been reported as a "slight one." His left arm is affected and his left leg is affected slightly. Taking: Music Course Garland graduated from Littlestown high school in 1945 and attended West Chester throughout winter and summer. He was just completing a three-weeks' course music when afflicted. Authorities at the college closed the post-summer special course August 22 upon learing of the Originally the course was sched- uled to end Friday. Although students immediately began dispersing for their homes, the West Chester board of health. which said it had no advance notice of the closing, said 14-day quarantines would be Imposed on all the 100 male students who lived a dormitory with the ill youth. Friends of the ill youth said eight days ago Garland went on college picnic and fell from a into the water. Garland last visited at his home in Littlestown over the week-end August 4.