The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1944 · Page 14
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1944
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14 Wednesday, March 8, 1914 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE "Magnificent" Job Is Done by Red Cross Pvt. Richard Rosenblum, cousin of Roger Rosenblum, Mason City Globe-Gazette sports editor, is among the many service men who have testified to the efficacy of the Red Cross service. Wrote Pvt. Rosenblum: "I want to tell you something about the magnificent job the .Red Cross is doing for G. I.'s. "I've been in clubs from Casablanca to Algiers and now in Italy and if it weren't for the Red Cross quite a few of the boys Save Your Chicks with DR. ROBERTS POULTRY SUPPLIES Chic and Poultry Tablets, Poultry Spray, Dusting Powder Boomhower Hdw. wouldn't be doing the job they are doing. And don't let anyone kid you about that--they offer one of the few places on this side of the ocean where you can shower with hot water, and we have use of the sitting rooms, reading rooms, lounges, snack bars where you can get coffee, cakes and ice cream, and music rooms. "Everything is done for our pleasure. It's really a great thing." -Brother of Pastor's Wife Among Missing Manly--Mrs. Laubengayer, wife of the Rev. Paul Laubengayer, received a telegram stating her brother, Raymond Ray, was missing in action in the South Pacific. Mrs. Laubengayer left immediately to be with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Ray, at St. Louis. Raymond was 19 years old, and had been in the navy since June, 1943. Chapin--Mrs. Harry Ciabb returned home Sunday' evening from a several days' stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Fernau at Swaledale. NONE St.Joseph Red Cross First Aid Sprang From Crusade in Coal Mine Millions of Americans have taken Red Cross f i r s t aid, but how many know its origin? Few indeed have heard of Dr Mathew J Shields considered the "Father ol First Aid." One summer, morning in 189!), soon after he had settled in Jermyn, a little mine town in Pennsylvania, Dr. Shields was startled by 3 long blasts of a siren. It was a*signal to the mine barn boss a half mile from the mine shaft to send the horse-drawn ambulance for injured miners, but the whole village was upset and . . . "thrown into agonized suspense." It was Dr. Shields' belief that there should be first aid at the shaft to give prompt treatment to the injured. In December, 1899. he organized a first aid association with 25 Cornish and Welsh miners who had received some training in first aid from the St. John's Ambulance Society of Great Britain. First aid books were imported from London. Dr. Shields used them in 1900 in a course of lectures and demonstrations on "how to handle accidents before the doctor comes." Subsequently, f u n d s w e r e raised by volunteer subscription to purchase first aid supplies. The mine company showed no enthusiasm for Dr. Shields' work, but did permit installation of first aid boxes in its mine. This was considered a victory! Thus started the first aid movement in the United States. Assisted by Thomas Boundy, editor of the Jermyn Press, Dr. Shields compiled a first aid textbook "YOUR RED CROSS IS AT HIS SIDE" GIVE GENEROUSLY ABOVE ALL ELSE ... A FLIRTATIOUSLY PRETTY HAT! ONE THAT SPOTLIGHTS Y O U R EYES -- BARES YOUR SMOOTH BROW -- OR PERCHES PROVA- CATIVELY FORWARD! WE'VE A HEART-CATCHING COLLECTION -- LITTLE HALF-BONNETS, FEMININE SAILORS AND FEDORAS, BEFLOWERED FLATTOPS -- HEAD-HUGGING CLO-, CHE.BRIMS, BABY BERETS ALL EXCITINGLY FLATTER ING- CHOOSE YOURS TODAY! 3 95 OTHERS 1.98 TO $15 more adapted to the emergency treatment of injuries in the United States than the St. John's Ambulance Society textbook. ' Xot until 5 years laler when Dr. Shields had moved to Scranton, did he succeed in his efforts lo interest coal mining companies in the first aid movement. The passage, about that time, of a law by the Pennsylvania legislature requiring the anthracite companies lo maintain properly equipped first aid rooms helped. To further stimulate interest. Dr. Shields conceived the idea of first aJd contests, patterned after the St. John's Ambulance society competitions in Great Britain In October. 190(, the i n i t i a l first aid contest was held in the armory at Scranton. From this beginning first aid contests spread until they are now carried on by nearly every industry. Dr. Shields then set out to obtain (he co-operation of the army's hospital corps which sent medical officers to act as judges in the first aid contest. As a result of the favorable report by the medical officers, the army became interested in first aid as a good method of training a reserve for the army field hospital service. In 1S09 Miss Mabel T. Boardman, then engaged in building up the Red Cross which received its congressional charter 1905, became interested in the movement. She met Dr. Shields that year and invited him to submit a plan to the Red Cross whereby first aid could be extended to industries over the country xmder the leadership of the Red Cross. His plan adopted, Dr. Shields was called to national headquarters to take charge, on Jan. 1, 1910. Meanwhile congress had passed-a .frill authorizing the army to detail a medical officer to the Red Cross. The assignment went to Col. Charles Lynch, who had the honor of writing the first Red Cross textbook on first aid. The year 1910 was an important one in the history of first aid. In that year the Pullman Car Co. refitted one of its sleepers as a first aid instruction car and shipped it over trunk lines in- s.tructins railway employes; later 2 other cars were added. In the same year, Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, first director of the United States bureau of mines, introduced first aid into the local mining industry with Dr. Shields assisting in the preparation of its original first aid manual. Since those pioneer days, the Red Cross has trained 9 million persons and the bureau of mines 2 million, while additional thousands have received this training from the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other organizations. Dr. Shields retired from active field work for the Red Cross in September, 1928, but remained as a consultant in first aid up to July, 193G, when he retired to his home in Scranton. There, at 76, he died on Jan. 23. 1939. On May 29, 1943. a memorial to Dr. Shields and his first class, in first aid was unveiled at Jermyn with appropriate ceremonies. Eight of the original class of 25 men were present. The monument shows a miner giving first aid to an injured comrade in the mine shaft. Eleven Men Pass Tests Here Tuesday Eleven young men successfully completed the final type mental examination administered here Tuesday by Capt. E. A. Koehn of the aviation cadet examining board of Des Moines, announces Capt. S. H. MacPeak. comninndci of the local CAP squadron. Within 10 clays these men wil' be callec! in to Des Moincs for the f i n a l type physical examination On successful completion of these examinations the 17 year old men will be enlisted in the army aii forces enlisted reserve corps nnc will be presented with the blue and silver wings of Ihe enlistee reservists. Three to 3 weeks after their I8th birthday Ihesc men will be callec to active duty unless they have a current semester of school to f i n - ish, in that case they will be permitted lo finish thai semester of school before bcins called lo active duly. On call to active duty these men will first be sent to an army aii forces basic training center where they will be administered classification tests to determine jus where in the army air forces thc are best fitted. On succcssfu completion of -these lesis those chosen for pilot, navigator bombardier t r a i n i n g will begh receiving their S30.000 cducalior from the army air forces. After 13 to 15 months of successful training, which includes approximately 1 month of basic training. 5 months of college training and 8 months of High training, they will be qualifiec pilots, navigators or bombardiers and will be appointed flight o f f i - cers or commissioned as sccoiu licntcnants in the army air forces with pay and allowances fron S21G to $327. These men will then receive approximately o month of transitional flight training in fighter groups or light or heavy bombardment groups. Information concerning enlist ment in the army air forces re j serve corps may be had by coir lading the Civil Air Patrol uni at the courthouse, and ;he Veter ans of Foreign wars post hcvc, o . by writing to the Aviation cade examining board, 320 Old Fedcra fbuilding, Des Moines. j 5fc** 1 MAKCH of Keep Your Motors Running WITH A SEARS REGULAR 45-PLATE 6 45 And Your Old Battery GUARANTEED 18 MONTHS Improved Cross Country Battery Install a Cross Country for quicker, positive starting power. 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