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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

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S Tuesday, March 7, 1314 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MORE NURSES IN ARMED SERVICES ARE NEEDED NOW Recruitment Vita! to Saving of Lives of Fighting Men From less than 1,000 army nurses in service in 1940 to more than 38,000 in 1944. From less than 500 navy nurses in service in 1940 to more than 7,500 in 1944. Thus have the army and navy nurse corps grown during the first 2 war years, expanding their serv- ices.to staff army hospitals in 040 stations in the United States and in 35 countries-outside the United States, and navy hospitals in 2CO stations in the United States and in 42 posts outside the continental limits. To staff the present and the proposed military hospitals, it is expected that at least 1 out of every 5 nurses in the country will be in the armed forces by June, 1944, according: to Red Cross estimates. The hospital division of the army is planning to activate 400 more hospital units, both at home and overseas, before the middle of 1944, according to Col. Florence Blanchfield, superintendent of the army nurse corps. This will necessitate procuring nurses to fill administrative, supervisory anc: teaching positions, as well as those lor general duty. The navy, also, is opening man new hospital units at outlying stations, Capt. Sue S. Dauser, superintendent of the navy nurse corps, said. In addition, personnel must be provided for 3 nen hospital ships, the V. S. S. Hope Comfort and Mercy. To meet these urgent needs o: ' the a r m y ' a n d navy nurse corps the American Red Cross, as official recruiting' agent, has completely reorganized its recruiting machinery. Recruiting stations have been set up in 340 Red Cross chapters, located in centers of large nurse population, and nurse recruitment secretaries have been placed in charge. These Rec Cross secretaries have been given the assistance of lay committees and of army and navy representatives, assigned to procurement The number of nurses provided fell short by 3,000 in meeting the demands of the military forces during the latter part of 1943, Miss Mary Beard, director. Red Cross Nursing Service emphasized, and it is hoped that local quotas will be attained in 1944 under the new organization. A continuous supply is needed at the rate of 2,500 recruits a month. Gen. Norman T. Kirk, surgeon- general of the army, paying tribute to the part war nurses are playing: in maintaining the extra- FRAMES MADE-TO-ORDER Any Size--Any Style Latest Mouldings RUSSELL PHOTO STUDIO Next J. C. Penney Co. Phone 2272 Old Fashioned Sentiment Is Wanted in Letters to Fighters SMACK-ENEMY FROM PAPER FOXHOLE--Using a pile of waste paper as a foxhole, Kenneth and Ronald Steiner draw bead on the enemy. They were photographed at a candy company office in Chicago, where youngsters brought bundles of scrap paper. Proceeds from the sale of the paper went to the Community and War fund. The plan is one of the many novel ways Chicago concerns are trying to help in the Nation's Scrap Paper campaign. They Want to Know They Are Still Loved by Those Close to Them Good old-fashioned senlirhent, should be included in letters ol relatives and sweethearts to servicemen, according to advices quoted Tuesday by T. L. Connor, chairman of'the CCITO Gordo Red Cross chapter. "From New Guinea Ked Cross Field Director Roy E. Dulak informs us that there is danger in letters tvom home bcitis too newsy," said lUr. Connor. "Day after dny men drop into his (etit to discuss home problems," he writes, "and a surpris- ing number of them declare thai Ihe newsy letter, devoid of sentiment, arouses their fears that the best girl at home, the wife or the (lad and mother are nut as affectionate as they used to be. "They want the home town news, all right. But they also want to know that they still are loved by those closest to them. Letter writers of Cerro Gordo county can l i f t servicemen's morale by keeping this in mind.' 1 Dulak calls his lied Cross job at the front that of "mind-easer," I according to Mr. Connor. Home folks, he said, should re- I member not to write about things that will worry men thousands of miles from home and not in position to do anything about them. "At his advanced base Dulak finds that the Red Cross has been able to accomplish a lot toward lifting the serviceman's morale," he added. "Folks here in Ccrro G o r d o county can help this important morale need by taking the letter writing tips Duiak sends back." Learn Public Speaking Los Angeles, (U.R)--Recognizing several varieties of bravery, the Los Angeles police department has established a class for officers faced with pub lie-speaking i signments. Dr. Harrison M. Ksil assistant professor of p u b 1 ii speaking at U. C. L. A. and in structor of the class, revealed tha many brave policemen enrolls tremble with stage fright whei faced with an audience. Buy War Savings Bonds anc; ! ^ Stamps from your Globe-Gazettt ' \ carrier boy. , 2 dross open nose, ««ie breathinf, give cold air. Caution: Usn only « directed. Always C«t P»etro Kom !"»». ordinarily low death-rate among soldiers and sailors, asserted: "We of the medical corps salute the nurses who work with us. They are members of mobile surgical units traveling a few hours' ride back of the lines; they are in charge of the wounded on planes, hospital ships, troop ships and at isolated air stations. Everywhere they are assisting doctors in hospitals that stretch from tropical isles to arctic zones and are housed in everything from a tent 16 a converted luxury hotel. "Gen. Mark T. Clark of the 5lh army tells us that the nurses, are the best soldiers he has. He says they work 24 hours a day when necessary, living in dust and dirt, yet they never complain. We need more of them, if we are going to maintain, and if possible better, the excellent record to date. The overall figure for deaths from wounds after treatment in all theaters of war is less than 3 per cent, the lowest rate in the history of all wars. Oiir need for nurses will continue as long as fighting continues on all fronts aijd casualties require skilled care." From Brig. Gen.'Frank O'Driscoll Hunter, commanding-general, first air force, comes a strong appeal. "From Bataan down to Naples and I daresay on to Berlin, U. S. army nurses make up in spirit and determination what they lack in numbers. In the approaching full-scale battle of Europe and the giant Pacific offensive, an adequate number of nurses must be on hand. For every nurse--not now enrolled--who steps into active service, several American soldiers will live, who otherwise might have died." Warden Rues'Trip San Francisco, (U.R)--While pre- _jon assistant state penitentiary warden Gens Halley was in Oakland awaiting a hearing to return a prisoner to Salem, Ore., he was advised thieves had broken into his home to steal^ an electric range, 4 radios and other household equipment. And his pet dog died at the prison. Horse Thieves Warned Waseca, Minn., (U.R) -- Waseca county's Anti-Horse Thief Society, which was founded in 1864 still is going strong. It accepted 25 new members in the past year, and has SI.134 in the treasury. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. ... are you a junior in age but a miss in size? -5--Chaimins sweetheart decollete... soft wool and cotton fabric. Winter While with felt applique and s p a r k l i n g nailheid trim. Sites 10 to 16. Exclusive With )isaster Relief ncludes Program of Rehabilitation Washington. D. C.--In the wake if natural home-front disaster, American Red Cross relief work- rs treat the injured, rescue those n danger, house and feed the lomeless, and like the skilled joxer's "one-two," follow up with program of rehabilitation for hose victims who, through their wn resources, are unable to recover from the effects of the ca- astrophe. Less dramatic, perhaps, than emergency rescue work, this re- labilitation service may mean the difference between self-support jnd becoming a public charge to housands in distress. Replace- nent of an individual's means of ivelihood--a sewing machine for a seamstress or a piano for a music teacher--have meant just that. Where there is no other source of help. Red Cross replaces household articles and provides nursing and medical care, food, and cloth- for those whose losses have eft them in positive need. Homes re rebuilt or repaired and farm mplemenls and even live stock arc replaced. As far as is practical, Red Cross ·ehabilitation follows the pattern if maintaining family relation- hips. For orphaned children, vhose relatives are unable to bear he entire financial burden of heir care, special long-t i m e jwards provide support, cduca- ion, or vocational training. For others whose injuries require engthy hospitalization. Reel Cross 'oots the bill for care that parents could not afford. Concurrent with the obligation o restore physical welfare is that of combatting discouragement or despondency for those whose losses have blotted out the will o carry on. Red Cross calls upon the co-operation of every possible agency in the affected areas to inform victims of already-existent social and governmental aids. FSA loans, WPB preference ratings, OPA emergency food ration bank accounts, and OCD policing become a part of the vast co-ordi- nated plan. Many, loath to accept assistance because of personal pride, learn that the Red Cross acts in the stead of good neighbors, who, like themselves, have suffered from fire, flood, or tornado and no longer have the means to help others. During the past fecal year, 119,295 victims of 178 disasters in 45 states received Red Cross rehabilitation services. To some, it meant only provisions for the limited time of the emergency. But to others it has meant months, which may grow into years, of extended assistance in fighting hardships produced by nature's unpredictable rampages. 2 Brothers, 86 and 84, Toil Daily in War Jobs Boston. (U.R)--Edward Radford. who is 86, and his "kid" brother Paul, 84, are in the thick of the war production battle despite their ages. Edward, a patternmaker, is employed by the American Tool Machine company, the same firm with which he started 68 years ago. And Paul, who played with the old Boston National league baseball club when they won the pennant in 1883, is a lathe operator at the Sturtevant Blower Works. "I don't think it's remarkable that I'm still working every day," says Ed. "because my grandmother worked right up la the day she died--and she was 96.'' Kings for a Day Clinton, 111., (U.R)--Clinton high school pupils have proved they could "assume responsibility when the need arises'' as well as sell war bonds, according to Principal Ralph Robb. In their annual "Student Control Day" recently, the pupils took over school administrative jobs after an election at which they voted for pupil candidates--at one 25 cent war stamp a vote. They raised §1,257. During the day, teachers reversed places with their pupils. "Principal" Olin Arnold toured the classrooms, giving brief talks in which he criticized the "pupils' 1 behavior. A terse note appeared on the attendance bulletin board. "Mary Porter. 2nd hour skipt," it said. Miss Porter is home economics teacher. There are some wounds no drugs can heal! HEN a man is hit in battle, he gets the best of care. No effort, no expense is spared to save our wounded boys. But there are some wounds no drugs can heal . . . the wounds that come from loneliness, from being far from home .. . the wounds that come from worry . . . the wound of missing you until his heart breaks and he feels he can't go on. There are no drugs for wounds like these--no drugs except a mother's touch. And that is where the Red Cross--your Red Cross comes in. For the Red Cross is still the Greatest Mother in the World. All over this earth --wherever our fighting men go--the Red Cross is with them. Its Clubmobiles stand at desert crossroads. Its rest homes will be found on every front from London to Calcurta.jWherevcr humanly possible, its packages reach the prisoners of war in far-off camps . . . get through the barbed wire straight from your hearts... with fine American food, cigarettes and tobacco. * # * When you say "Thank God GIVE TO THE RED CROSS for the Red Cross" remember this . . . it is j'o«r Red Cross ... your bandages and yonr blood. Yes, and your money too! Giving to the Red Cross has always been a great proud habit of thirty million American families . . . proud that they could give'. . . proud of Red Cross that made the giving worthwhile. Of course, you have given generously before. Of course, you will give again. But this year, when the need is greater than ever before... ·when it's your own ions we serve...thisyeardigdeep and be glad. For wherever he is The RED CROSS is at his side and the Ret/Cross is YOU! This message contributed by these Mason City firms: SIEG-MASON CITY CO. SNELL SUPER SERVICE STATION' S. S. KRESGE CO. ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL THE HUB THE IOWA COMPANY, INSURANCE TKADEHOME SHOE STORE TRAVERS TIRE TREAD SERVICE TYLER-RYAN FURNITURE CO. WAGNER COAL CO. ZACK BROS. ELECTRICAL CO. ABEL AND SON, INC. AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR CO. A. \V. KNESEL AND SON, INSURANCE BRACKEN INSURANCE AGENCY BUTTREY'S CARL GRUPP FOOD STOKE CARNES OIL CO Distributors Shell Pelrolcum Products CASEY DRUG CO. CHUCK LEVNAN SWEETHEART BAKERY C. J. SMITH, ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION COMMANDER-LARABEE MILLING CO. CO-MO PHOTO COMPANY CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO. CURRIE-VAN NESS COMPANY DECKER BROS. DcWILDE AUTO SERVICE DR. PEPPER BOTTLING CO. DR. W. C. GRAINGER EARL'S FRUIT MARKET FEDERAL FRUIT MARKET FISHER TYPEWRITER CO. FORD HOPKINS DRUG STORE FRANK J. ENBUSK FULLERTON LUMBER CO. GAMBLE STORES GILDNERS GOODMAN'S JEWELERS GOODRICH SILVERTOWN STORES HAMILTON SCHOOL OF COMMERCE II. C. BROWN AGENCY. INSURANCE HERMANSON BROS. DAIRY HOME FURNITURE STORE IDEAL SAND AND GRAVEL CO. IOWA STATE BRAND CREAMERIES, INC. .T. II. GREVE, OPTOMETRIST JACOB E. DECKER AND SONS J. C. PENNEY CO. JEFFERSON TRANSPORTATION CO. JOE DANIELS AUTO SUPPLY JOHN GALLAGHER, INC. KINNEY SHOE STORE KLIPTO LOOSE LEAF CO. L. A. sFAGE LUMBER CO. LOCK'STUDIO LUNDBERG'S LYONS CLEANERS MAJOR FUNERAL HOME MARSHALL AND SWIFT, INC. MASON CITY AUTO BODY REPAIR MASON CITY BATTERY, LES VALENTINE MASON CITY BRICK AND TILE CO. MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. MASOS" CITY FUR SHOPPE MASON CITY LOAN AND INVESTMENT CO. MASON CITY MOTOR COACH CO. MAX BOYD, TYPEWRITERS NICHOLS AND GREEN NORTHERN AUTO SERVICE NORTHWESTERN DISTRIBUTING CO. NORTHWESTERN STATES PORTLAND CEMENT CO. OSCO SELF SERVICE DRUG PARK HOSPITAL PARK INN HOTEL AND CAFE PATTIE INSURANCE AGENCY PEOPLES' GAS AND ELECTRIC CO. PFAFF BAKING CO. PRITCHARD SUPER SERVICE PRUSIA-DILLON CO. QUICK LUNCH CAFE RAY SENEY. JEWELER SAM RAIZES DEPARTMENT STORE SEARS ROEBUCK AND C O . - ' SHIPLEY PRINTING CO.

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