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WEDNESDAY, JULY IS, 1953 BLYTHBVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAG1 THREB OSCEOLA NEWS Attu, WL St. arr Here's the Man Who Will Manage Alissco's New County Hospitals Normally, I wouldn't turn around the second time to look at a strange man (what am I saying?), but when a man is as distinguished looking as a fellow I kept bumping into on our one main street, I began to get curious—to the extent of finding out who he was and his business in our midst. Small town folks are like that. I made it a point to meet that man, strictly on business, hoping there was a story lurking in the tack- ground. I was told he was the administrator for the two new hospitals in Mississippi County, so I buckled up the nerve and trcked out to our new hospital where I found the man—Thad Connelly- inspecting one of the two autoc-Uive pressure sterilizers, which looked complicates and expensive, tfslns a woman's approach. I asked, "How much did those 'things' cost?" His reply was "$1.300 each, without installation—why?" I wanted to -say "because," but ray better judgment told me that answer would get me nowhere- He turned to me and introduced himself and all I could think to say was "I'm pleased to meet you,"' in my best southern drawl, thinking he was from 'Up Nawth. But shucks, the man was born and reared in Nashville, Tenn., •which made it a lot easier on me to tell him why I had to come to talk to him. Knowing 'the Osceola Memorial Hospital is having open house Sunday, I think it's kinder nine to know something about the main wheel, eo I'll relate to you the things . Thad Connally . . , ready to go at Osceola . . . boy. Not much could be saved toward his education on the small salary he got .as it took the biggest part of it to keep in shoes. Running errands is hard on shoes and every two or three, weeks, he had to dig down for a new pair, but he was still deter* found out about Thad Connally I mined to go to Vnnderbilt and when When you come out Sunday, ana see i the fall term started he enrolled the beautiful hospital you'll feel like j first and got jobs lined up later, to he isn't a stranger at all and he is looking forward to meeting everybody. As he said, this is "our" hospital and it's strictly up to the community to see that it is a success." • * * WHEN THAD Connally was nine years old, he lost his mother and father during" a flu epidemic He was too young to actually know how serious that was, but old enough to be afraid of what was going to happen to him. Pour members of his family died within five weeks of the disease and that was bewildering to a small boy. Attending funerals and losing pay his tuition. After two years, the [epression hit so hard there were soup lines established all over Nashville, and it was hard for a young single fellow to get work to do so he had to abandon his idea of going back for his third year of college. The only job he could find was strictly on commission basis and that wasn't any assurance of an income. He answered an ad in a Nashville paper for an insurance salesman with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. "Selling insurance during a depression ifi about like selling refrigerators to the Eskimos, but like a . - .,,,„,, -j parents within a week got him so drowning man,' Mr. Connally, said, confused, wondering if he was going to die too, and made a deep impression on him, but luckily for him and his brother, they were adopted by their mother's sister, who never let him feel that they were adopted children. The two boys were graduated Irom high school in Nashville. Thad realized early in life he would have to work and save his money if his ambition of attending Vanrierbilt was to be realized. After graduating from high school, at 17, he got ti job in a private print shop as errand "I was ready to grab at anything so I took the job. I ran out of friends j to sell In 18 months and during that I time, I only sold one $5,000 policy- and it was then that I met my wife. STARR GAZING Some people mistake God for a for It. Inwyor; they only go to him when they're to trouble. In life there Is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals nnd departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today; it is usless to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap a temporary Job and thought I could be on the look out for something permanent in the four to six month's job at the hospital. * • * "THE HOSPITAL, with all white personell, trained Negro doctors and was under the supervision of General Board of Education out of New York. The college started out as a small liberal arts college and now it is the largest Negro Medical school in the world. "My job developed into a permanent job and several promotions, after my fourth year there, I was marie assistant manager and assistant administrtor of the college. With my father-in-law giving me, a helping Hand, I was given the opportunity of a life time. "I spent every spare moment I could find, looking in on the med-j ic-nl classes. A close friend of j mine, Henry Miller, an architect, ' decided to go into hospital administration and asked me to come with him as his assistant, which [ did and due to that I can thank lim for giving me a chance to aiow all phases of a hospital. "My first assignment," contin- led Mr. Connally, " was at the Hubbard Hospital in Nashville. In 1945, I was made administrator of Nashville General Hospital and that's where these gray hairs come from," he added. "The hospital is owned by the city of Nashville, when I went ;here, I thought I could make a one man crusade in taking poll- The world Is not so much in need of new thoughts as that when thoughts grow old and worn, with useage it should, like a current coin, be called in and from the mint of genius, be i*eissued fresh and new. The really great person Is the one who does a thing 1 for the first time. Confidence is a mighty big word. Some people are like vanilla they give that certain flavor to everything they come in contact with — a gathering would be as flat without them as a rice pudding would be without the vanilla. Pride is something that rises up in a person for thinking too highly of himself. Since limes are in season why not make a lime pie instead of lemon? Try it, you'll like it. Vitus Bering discovered Alaska July 16, 1741, and 26 pirates were hanged at Newport, &• !•• July 19, 1723. The first scries of ball games between New York and Brooklyn, begun on July 20, 1858. By the'way, New York won two out of three in that series. The other two games were on August 20 and September 10 of that year. "Tis not the drinking to blame but the excess." That's what old John Seldon said back in the 15th century. He also said, "Humility is a virtue all preach, none practice, and yet everybody is content to hear." Society is no comfort to. the fellow who isn't sociable. Life is a disease; and the only the former Miss Marivada Claridge | tics out of the hospital. I "did a difference between one man and of Nashville. She was a piano and j pretty job until three and a half I a J 10 . t J? r1 ^ tn ,° St _ a 8 e of the disease organ student in the adjoining studio. "Her studio was being redecorated and her teacher used our studio for his pupils. She was in the years later, I .tried to buck the at which he lives, city council. "My agreement to the city officials was that any employe would be given free treatment at the hos- reception room waiting for my pital provided they were injured be finished to I ° r taker » sick while on duty. One ' night a fireman was brought into the hospital who had been hurt singing- lesson to take her turn in our studio so that's how I met my wife. We went together for four years, hoping the depression would end and we could get married. "My wife, at that time, who was studying music to become a teacher, was organist al the Carroll Street Methodist Church in Nashville. When things seem to be looking brighter in 1936, we decided to marry. I bad been working for Cattalop for a year as their West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee representative and was saving up for that big moment. Everybody was trying to recover from the depression and big weddings and honeymoons and events young couples only dreamed about. "Money was needed for necessities so we had a quite wedding Baloney is flattery so thick that it -can not be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we like it. Household hints: For a way of cleaning out from beds, set electric.fan on the floor quick under while on duty. I assigned him to | and turn on full speed. Kerchoo! a private room and gave instructions to give him-- medical attention. "When he was discharged, the chief bookkeeper at the hospital brought the man his bill. I was sent for immediately and assured the man his bill would be written off our books. Six weeks later, this same man re-entered the hos- j pital for a gall bladder operation. When time came for him to be discharged and he was presented his bills, he sent for m'e again. * • * "THIS TIME I refused to write it off the book. Tills certainly was nc : caused in the line of duty and I couldn't see any reason for starting such tatics. My phone We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. A man who leaves written memoirs, whether good or bad — provided they are sincere 1 sure will save out future psychologists an awful lot of divan quizzing. Remember last winter when the trees were draped with sleet and it was so cold you hated to run out and pick up the morning paper — and you said, "this is beautiful, but I'll be comes," And glad when winter now that it's here. anu our week honeymoon was j started ringing that afternoon and spent just riding leisurely around the country. The firm 1 worked for Nobody had money for insurance, in J went broke a month after we were " ' ' " " ' 'married. We had counted on doing big- things with my small check but that check didn't arrive until months later. "My father-in-law was treasurer of Meharry Medical College in Nashville and. offered me a fact, everybody was borrowin; what they already had but I did piamige to barely get by. "FROM INSURANCE, the field looked greener in another pasture. I accepted a job with Cattalo Corporation, manufacturers of floor coverings. I was studying voice after I had given up my college career kept ringing that afternoon and kept-:;up until, midnight. Every- you would relish hearing Dad shake'down the old coal stove and help Junior shovel the snow. In the • winter, we claim summer is temporary job to help with setting | spection I was going to have to up a purchasing and disbursing system for the college. I jumped body connected with the city of ; the lime of the year we like best Nashville put the pressure on me j and in the' summer — you just but when that midnight call came , can't change human beings. to my home from the switchboard operator at the hospital telling me to hurry to the hospital for fire inspection, I knew then waking a fellow up at midnight for fire in- flin, titled "like Mother, Like Son," and thought you mothers would enjoy it. Like Mother, tike Son at the chance of procuring even See HERE'S THE MAN on Page 9 Do you know that your soul try to outsmart them. "When I got to the hospital the We've all heard Jt said, "like father, like son." I ran across a poem by Margaret Johnston Graf- PROOF THAT DODGE GIVES GREATER VALUE! Most maneuverable! Dodge trucks turn shorter thnYi other leading makes to save you time and money. 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Mrs. Wood will remain with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Pope, and will join her husband in Bermuda in the late fall. Mrs. D. P. Clarke left last week on an extended, trip which will take her to points in Texas, Oregon and California where she will visit relatives. She expects to be gone for filx weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Shippen and young son ore spending three weeks with Mr. Shippen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shippen, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butler, Jr., and Mrs. Tidwell ^emmes of Morrilton will leave Saturday for two weeks at Sea Island, Ga. Mrs. Ray Mann and children are spending a month at Hardy. "Miss Billie Gaines Mann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Mann was named on the honor roll for the sce- ond semester at Ouachita College at Arkadelphia. Harlan Starr, who is attending Arkansas State College, spent the week end at horn*. Mr. and Mrs. Drue* Iry and daughter, Elizabeth Ann, wert Little Rock visitors over the week end, returning home Tuesday. MM. Ivy, who will serve the Osceola Progressive Garden Club as its president for the next two yeans, combined business with pleasure on this trip and visited the state office of Garden Clubs. Mrs. Carroll Watson was In Little Rock last week attending the Arkansas Congress of Parent and Teachers. Mrs. Watson presided over the meeting. Dr. and Mrs. George Cone and three children are spending two weeks at their lodge at Bear Creek. Mrs. Emmet Wilson, Mrs. Mary Dozier and Mrs. Irma Rose are vacationing in Biloxi. Miss. Midshipman 2jc Jim Dickey Wright is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Wright. Mrs. Robert Hall of Marigold, Miss., spent the day Wednesday with Mrs. John W. Edrington. Mrs. Hall, who will be remembered in Osceola. as Miss Mary Bailey taught school here several years ago. Joe Wells left Sunday morning for Camp Le Jeune, N. C., where he will spend two weeks in the Marine Reserve Corps for training. Mrs. W. B. Glanigan is visiting her two brothers, W. B. and George T. 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