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State and federal officials hosted a summit at Mount Aloysius College Monday to talk about legislation that would help the dairy industry.
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Pennsylvania dairy farmers have been under continuous pressure of decreasing fluid milk consumption in the country and tight markets met by production surpluses and tariffs. Congressman Glenn Thompson led a summit at Mount Aloysius College in Cambria County Monday, reassuring producers and farmers that a handful of new policies would offer meaningful assistance to the industry.

Chuck Felton at Union Cemetery, where many of the Cresson Sanatorium patients who died of TB were buried.
Chuck Felton

Last August, Chuck Felton organized a reunion for the Cresson TB Sanatorium. The retired aerospace engineer now living in Texas, spent 16 months at the state-run tuberculosis facility that was located on a remote mountain top outside of Cresson. For more than 50 years, Felton had kept his experience there mostly to himself.

In 1955, Chuck Felton was seventeen, president of his senior class at Towanda Valley High School in northeastern Pennsylvania, with plans to attend Penn State. Then he was diagnosed with TB—tuberculosis.