Alabama's storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham (1918-2011) is best known for her series of ghost story collections, beginning with 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey in 1969, as well as numerous other publications, photography, and storytelling. However, she began her career as a journalist. She was one of the first women to cover the police beat for a major daily newspaper in the South.
U.S. opens war on social diseases. Washington, D.C., Dec. 28. The first nation-wide effort to combat venereal diseases was launched in Washington today when 300 delegates from 32 states attended the opening session of a three-day conference call by the United States Public Health Service.