The speaker is a 76-year-old White man with a high school education from Mount Vernon, Ohio; he was recorded in 1968.
|FW: What, um, how successful was your, uh, search to find doctors for the community?
Inf: Well, we secured names of possible prospects from various sources. Um, doctors themselves and, uh, had lists of doctors that might be available and, um, uh, well, just some people of the town of, uh, who knew of some doctor have, uh, given us names. So we???ve set out, I sup-, I suppose we???ve mailed at least a dozen, probably fifteen, letters and, uh, mentioning in the letters that we were working with the local medical society, and that, uh, we were a committee of the Chamber of Commerce, and that there was a, a real need for more doctors in the community, and inviting them to come to Mount Vernon and look the city over, with the hope, on our part, that if they did, after we showed ???em around the city, and, uh, and the advantages of Mount Vernon, with its, uh, good schools and churches and, uh, a fine new YMCA, and, uh, with the new college that???s coming to town, the Nazarene College, the vocational school and the high school, well it-, in the process of being constructed now, all in one complex, uh, adjoining each another. Then in addition the fact that Kenyon College is, uh, about organizing a women???s college over there, and they are soon to start on, uh, construction of some buildings, for a w-, uh, for a, a, for a, a college for women.