1954

Area polio caseload is up 50 percent over 1953. Doctors believe that the Salk vaccine may be a success across the U.S. New Neighborhood Business division organized.

American Seating executives pledge to lose their ties if the company doesn't make its goal. Brilliant fireworks show opens drive. 9,000 people watch helium balloons carry special display 150 feet into the air. Agencies aid 54,307 Kent County families.