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Mrs Francis Manning - TUBIDAY, NOVEMBER 35, Public Health Nnnc Is...
TUBIDAY, NOVEMBER 35, Public Health Nnnc Is Guest Of Wood River Junior Women WOOD RIVER. — "Om of the MffMt problems of public health nurm It getting parents to acknowledge the need* of their chll- drttl," said Mrs. Elisabeth Clifford, to members of the Junior Woman's Club, Monday night. Mrs. Clifford, of Highland, Is consultant supervising nurie of District 16 and has worked with the Illinois Department of Public Health for 30 years. She noted the various phases of nursing in schools and stressed the fact that there were many more children than nurses. The Associated Charities have visiting nurses working with them who depend solely on contributions lot their salaries. These salaries are always inadequate, according to Mrs. Clifton, as these nurses do the hardest work for the least money. Some visiting nurses with Associated Charities visit on a'fee basis, giving all kinds of assistance to patients, such as shots, baby care, and general nursing care. These aids are given under orders from doctors, Mrs. Clifton said. She told of the prenatal child care center that is being set up In Madison, as hospital facilities for Negroes are not adequate. Mrs. Harold Hudson was accepted as a member in the club, and Mrs. Thomas Young reported on the successful rummage sale given recently. The'club voted to donate to the TV fund,- sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star, to purchase a television set for the polio ward of Alton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Francis Manning, president, will be hostess for the Christmas party and gift exchange Dec. 8, and announced that the Junior Club will be guests of the Woman's Club at a potluck dinner Dec. 9 at the Wood River School". Mrs. Manning reported on the board meeting and the club voted to donate to'the state Junior Club project, Aid to Exceptional Chil dren. Mrs. Dale Fink announced that ahe will inquire about the cost of a scholarship for nurses training at area hospitals as a possible club project. Hostesses for the social hour were Mrs. Frank Carstens, Mrs. Joe Barr, Mrs. Charles Armstrong, and Mrs. Bryan Baldridge. WOOD RIVER - A trio of vocalists from Shurtleff College in Alton entertained the Rotary Club Monday at its noonday luncheon. Comprising the trio were Wllma Llnton, Mary Lou McCricken and Evelyn Broyles. They were accompanied by Max Hodges, * music professor at Shurtleff. David Mourning, the East Alton-Wood River Community High School Junior Rotarlan for November, thanked the club for allowing him to attend,' Otto S. Hallden of Springfield was a guest of Walter A. Hale Jr., at the meeting. Rotarians Hear Shurtleff Girh At Wood River Wood River Sewer Gets First Test WOOD RIVER. — The Oil City bathed in its first sustained rain Monday and today and the sewer project west of Sixth St., got its first test. The new $1,800,000 sewer responded In fine fashion, but both Mayor W. R. Stoneham and Russell Bell of the Chamber of Commerce said the rain was not the deluge looked for. The section of sewer through downtown. Wood River was connected several weeks abo, but rain has been lacking since. Precipitation started Monday and continued today, with no immediate change seen. Stoneham said he had been in all parts of town where the new sewer Is in operation and concluded that it is working ..well. "The rain, however, has not been of the volume we'd like to give the sewer a real test," he said. "Any conclusion drawn now would be premature." Bell, executive secretary of the Chamber, jsaid a downpour is needed for a certain test, but that the sewer has functioned well during the last two days. Both Stoneham and Bell expressed confidence that the new sewer at and 9 Junior the the Wednesday Explorer In Sue

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 25 Nov 1952, Tue,
  3. Page 9

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