Ruth in Sierra Leone

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Ruth in Sierra Leone - Missionary Nurse Reports On Her First...
Missionary Nurse Reports On Her First Impressions Of Sierra Leone Ruth Hayward. now a missionary nurse to Sierra Leone, Africa, left America in early September to begin duties at Komabai School where she is now principal. Before leaving Mitchell she was on duty at the Methodist Hospital in Mitchell. The following Is Miss Hayward's account of her trip to Africa and her initial Impression of the things she saw: "When I left Waterloo. !»., • delegation of about 50 people from Waterloo and LaPorte and two Mltchellltc*. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hlllen, came l« sop m« off. This group Included my sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence John- Ron. It was a thrilling eiper- lence to have such • wonderful send off. I stopped at Chicago and spent a day there before going further on my journey. "At New York I boarded an All- France Super Jet. It took six hours to fly across the ocean to Paris. We flew at an altitude of 33,000 feet so I didn't see very much of the ocean. We were given excellent service during the flight. "When we got to Paris we had to clear with French police before we could go in to Paris. While in season. The ers are beautiful. "It is, however, * city of extreme contrasts. Here you see a tremendous mixture of Ihc old and the new. It has some very file stores and within a block or so you will see people bartering their wares on Ihc streets or In open markets. They still retain their open food markets where food is placed on open tables without any protection and sold. . "Politically, I am told, the government seems quite stable. The British government has been giving them a great deal to say about their own governing. They are to receive their Independence in April, 1961. "Next week I go up - country to Komabai." Mon; Clearings in Mitchell banks Monday totaled $165,441.99. *> i Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lauer. Mil-1 chell. are parents of a nine-pound, eight-ounce son. born Saturday at the waiting line I met three m is-j Mpthodlst Hospital, slonarlcs and their families who! A seven-pound 12-ounce son was were also going to Sierra Leone, i born Monday at Methodist Hos I spent most of the day with them'pHal to Mr. and Mrs. MorrU Sten in Paris. We were given hotel rooms In Parts to rest. In the aft- son. Kimball. Mr. and Mrs. Francis "Bud"i ernoon we did a little bit of sightjHoman, Mitchell, are parents of ! a seven-pound, six-ounce son, born Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital. A seven-pound, three • ounce daughter wa* born Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bocse. Presho. seeing. "At R p.m. we boarded a Super G. Constellation of Air France for thr nine > hour flight to Dakar, West Africa. I wa» really Impressed with the twnuty of the airport. Flower* and Irrrn were In full bloom. II was hot, hut not any worse than South Dakota this mm- is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Nemmers. mor. Word has been received of the From (here we flew to Conakry, birth of a daughter, Lorna Dar- where we waited for two hours be-;lynn, to Airman 2-c and Mrs. Lau- fore going on to the airport nearlrence M. Kiepke at Amnrillo Air Freetown. Sierra Leone. After ar- Force Base. Tex., on Sept.* 18. riving we hnd to clear with Slcrra,The baby weighted 4 pounds. 14 Leone customs before boarding thclounces at birth. Mr. Kiepke is the Miss Betty Nemmers of SeatU»! ferry to Freetown. Of course we son of Mr. and Mrs. were initiated properly with a ; M. Kiepke of Mitchell and heavy rain as we landed at the air-1 Kiepke is the former Rosemarleithe port. I was met at the Freetown Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.| dock by the Rev. Warren Wolsey.NOhn W. Smith of WoonsockH.item formerly of Mitchell. Should you fall to receive your, field superintendent of American Wesleyan Missions, and Miss lone Drlscoll. "Freetown Is very interesting , . bhce It's beauty of nature is « :0 ° P- n «- On Saturday complaint rauisi'tc especially now during the|ca!U should be made before 4:JO|thc equisuc especiaiu now aunng ^> fm V(w Da(Iy Republlc wll ,

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  1. The Daily Republic,
  2. 26 Sep 1960, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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