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61-year overdue book returned to school

November 1, 2008

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— A library book checked out from a Tulsa high school in 1947 has been returned - with a $250 check to cover overdue fees.

Holland Hall School librarian Betty Niver says the book "New Word Analysis: Or School Etymology of English Derivative Words" was mailed to the school by Martha McCabe Jarrett.

Jarrett, of Venice, Fla., was Martha McCabe, a sophomore, when she signed out the book 61 years ago at what was then Holland Hall School for Girls. She recently found it while cleaning out her other home in Rome, Ohio.

"It was just there, with the things I enjoy and my kids don't," she said Friday.

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