Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 28, 1946 · Page 15
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 15

Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, February 28, 1946
Page 15
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Hoipilal Teaches Independence MACMlEhSON Staff Wj-tter "8ttft 5 t use crutches at Me- in the thirteen hospitals Italian province have taught patients to hop about un- Jtoii power as soon as their - o..». e ..i iserrnits. The knowledge ^Jral-Jteey ,can get along without gives the repatriated pa- tlOWs and slave la- a f»ew sense of balance and __,. t Selt-r«tiance. a basic policy for mij?,'Mreiully nourished by the Al- ItetLeottMnisslon there, is well illus- by the steps takdn to string- tti* weftaisatton of tti* Merano command hospitals. , fcriglhaliy a hospital center established by'the" 'derhiam during the waf, the small report town was de- itiged last summer by the refugees and illrepatriates streaming down from Germany through the Brenner Pass, 138 miles away. To provide medical facilities for these people, Allied Military Government Public Health Officer Lieut. Col. Lendon Snedeker. former Boston pediatrician, requisitioned hotels, wangled medical supplies, and was assigned a handful of Italian Red Cross doctors and nurses to help him. At his request, he was aided by American Red Cross civilian re.lief workers: first Tom Metsker, Indianapolis. Ind.; then by Bernard Knt- zen, Newark. N. J.: finally by Fred Sigcrist. Santa Barbara, Calif. One of the chief problems faced by the American Red Cross admin- itfatots during die early days, tras thfe It*l!«ns, as LEDER'S JEWELRY Pampa's Newest' Jewelry Store seated by the Italian Red Cross, to think &nd plan on a national scale. Partly due to the separation of Italy during the war. partly because of their traditional regional pride, 'they could not grasp the principle of centralization and unity. One of the most significant steps taken was convincing the Italian Red Cross, with headquarters in Rome, of the need to send experienced administrators to Merano. and persuading the hospital authorities to work together. Such simple habits as sharing an autoclave or an Xray machine had to be. learned. Gradually the Italian Red Cross develrped organization. Much of the credit, according to Colonel Sned- ekpr and the ARC men, goes to the I;alinn women volunteers, who have "a kind of religious devotion to the nursing profession." As in this country, the hospitals receive aid from local community groups, unification of the variou* welfare aeencies has been the job of the ARC representatives. Now the Italian Red Cross runs the Merano cenier practically on its own. ihouph Colonel Snedeker. recently transferred, recommended that liaison between the Allied commission nnd the hospital be carried on by the American Red Cross. Lose Your Shirt? Try Red Cross ' The corporal was in a tough spot. "I've lost my shirt," he said by way of introduction to the Red Cross worker who found him early one morning on the doorstep of the chapter when she arrived to open the office. "Maybe things just weren't going your way," she suggested tactfully. "You're right!" the corporal said. "I cnme here by plane hist night on my way to Chicago to see my father. He isn't expected to live. It got so hot in the plane, we all took off our shirts. I hung mine near the hatch. Then someone decided to let in a little fresh air and opened the hatch. The last I saw of 'em, my shirt, with my furlough papers and thirty dollars, definitely were not going my way." It took a little doing, but by phoning the Red Cross field director at the corpoval's army post to help with the explaining, the corporal was fixed up with a temporary pass and a Red Cross loan of thirty dollars. Heinrlch Hertz demonstrated in 1888 that electrimagnetic waves can be reflected, the basic principle upon which radar is based. G/'ue Generously During Local Drioe - . */ there's no place like Home! : it Main Street, U. S. A.! America, 1946! » "Typical scene iq every village or town ... at S* <; kv«ry crossroad in these United States. He's Hlbicld-Hpine again! Home, after long, lonely £ Ymvtfto of separation, i / ''- w F?«her , , , spn . , , brother , , . whoever he is ^i *£*•• »W S > s *to» long.awaited day ... the day we v ' tU.,wondered . , . "would it ever come?" it"* *^in4 if there is a "let-down feeling" after the f''C*v|l»W»lj°y . . • «°P and * hirik nowhe's feeling. ft§«W» ' hVs glad «P be home. Wasn't that one of /* UJ|i^Wag« he was fighting for? But the future u • » i7wh»t »bowt that? CjRemembef yowr Red Crpss was with him . . ; , « two Jiro»> in Anno ... or was it Wherever he* was, the Red Cross side when he needed it niost. That same down-to-earth friendly counsel and helping hand . , , that warm and human touch which helped him through his darkest days and months ... will stay with him in 1946 and for as long as he needs it... if you help. To whom can he turn for the advice he mr.y sorely need? For assistance in filing his claim ? The Red Cross has his answers. Where can he get the ready cash he may need ro tide him over ojntil his benefits start to come through? The local Red Cross— your Red Cross. There's a Chapter in every community; Through it y ou can give him a strong shoulder to lean-on... a steady hand to guide him. for it is your contribution that keeps the Red Cross at his side. Remember, you are the Red Cross Nowl - 'BLOOD FOR CIVILIANS -~' Raving collected 13,000,000 pints Red Cross chapters now may undertake to operate blood banki .for civilians./. DRILLING CAN BE FUN— It's part of a hospital recreation project. Sl/c James Leagun, 1 Florala, Alabama, works, under! Red Cross guidance, on a sheetj of lucite to produce a picture, frame. , First Aid Need Grows Steadily Valued by millions because'of its wartime role in curtailing accidental death and injury, first air training is now a vital part of America's peacetime safety program. The heavy toll of accidents, especially on the highway, since hostilities ended points to an increasing need for widespread knowledge of proper emergency care of the injured. A new Red Cross first aid textbook, based on latest advances in medical science, was published in November and is now being used in first aid courses by chapters throughout tne nation. Prepared by recognized medical authorities, the new textbook is a complete revision of the previous edtion and contains the most up-to-date material on first aid care. The Red Cross first aid service is expanding its program particularly in industry, oil the highways, and in the schools and colleges, national headquarters in Washington announced recently. Through its chapters and areas Red Cross is providing large-scale first aid training in industry, where it proved its wortli in cutting lost- time accident rates in war plants throughout the nation. First aid detachments organized and maintained during the war in many instances serving, as a nucleus for training programs among {industrial firms and in high schools. During September 1945—the first full month following removal of wartime restrictions on gasoline — nation-wide traffic fatalities showed an increase of 40 per cent over September 1944, a fact clearly indicating the immediately need for expansion of highway first aid activities. Reaching out especially into rural areas where medical attention often is not easily or quickly available, a vast network of more than 2,000 highway first aid stations and a fleet of approximately 10,000 mobile first aid units are now in operation. Water Safety Cuts Drowning Rate Working toward a goal of "wa- terproQfing" America by making every American a swimmer and every swimmer a life .saver, American Red Oross chapters are prepared to provide training for children and adults at camps, schools, recreation centers, and among community organizations. Since the Red Cross water safety service was inaugurated in 1914 more than four million certificates have been issued for courses completed. Last year 406,000 were earned, more than in any single year previously. Members of the armed forces received 116,000 certificates. The Red Cross view that swinv- ming is important to health and safety, as well as of high recreational value, has contributed to the fact that the drowning 1 rate in the United states has been cut in half since 1914 even though the number of persons who swim has increased many, many times. Speaking Tear By Red Cross Opens Red Cross Stricken Areas Receive $150,000,000 Belief ,1 The American Red Cross has provided civilian relief consisting i ot food, clothing, medical sup. i plies, and. other itjews w 48 war- stricken areas since 1939. |y ; the en4 of the war, gwds i Cervices valued «t nearly |}J 000,009^4 bee^r Prom 65 to 70 American Red Cross workers recently back from over- 1 seas service start out this month on a special lecture tour to provide cities and towns across the country with first-hand information about the organization's program. The speaking circuit for eacn person covers some 40 to 60 addresses over a two month period, prior to and during the annual fund campaign, with many speakers making at least five appearances in each \ community. | Experienced in a year or more I overseas work, the speakers include directors and supervisors of club } and hospital services in both the ! European and the Pacific theatres. \ and from 15 to 20 women, most of \ whom have seen hospital service at : the front. i Among the women is Ann Goplerud. Osage. Iowa, whose fame as a singer at GI gatherings from North Africa to Germany was described \ recently by a national monthly in the story "A Girl Named Ann." Many of the speakers possess several battle stars and citations. Bit is (500 it ltd Cross A young lieutenant walked into the Red Cross office of a Mississippi town. Home on leave after Pleven months in a Oerman prison camp. he had dropped by to make a contribution to his Red Cross Chapter. The check was for $500! He was not wealthy nor were his parents, so the chapter secretary asked him to take the check back and make a smaller contribution. She told him the American people felt it n privilege to give the pris- tfeursday, February 28, 1946 oners of war everything possible. To this the lieutenant replied, ••What is $500 against a person's life? To me Red Cross meant rny life. The only way I would reconsider would to br tear up the check and make it lor a hirger amount." The secretary still hestivited to take the check and asked him to think the matter over. He im- I mediately said. "I had eleven months i in which to think it over and this j is inv derision.' There sponges. are 2.50"). species Swaflk DetAil . Services t6 men Hi * r ~. hospitals aw iftiport»ntJn w| gram of American KM camp and hospit*! coancM are furnishing loungft building golf courses; itti beach nmbrellM and t»h._. outdoor patios, pool tabled, ing gloves and tennis w~-*" birthday cakes and gifts; ing picnics and tours of places of interest; and p. entertainments for hospi veterans. Rend the News Classified A13S ARC Takes Over Goering's Rooms Doors on which Axis minions never dared knock are now wide open to American occupation troops who want to lounge, eat, or shoot the breeze. The American Red Cross clubs in Germany, for instance, include Her- inann Goering's former private office, Hitler's spacious "Eagle Nest," and numerous reconverted nazi party beer cellars. The club route takes in a variety of sports stadiums, swimming pools, tennis courts, and track fields for a huge athletic program, run by the Red Cross in cooperation with army special services, which was instituted in Kurope shortly after the peace and gained momentum in the months to follow. Football, soccer, baseball, hockey and volley ball games have been run off in the Nuremberg Sports palace where the 1936 Olympics were held, and thousands of Yanks are skating these days on the rink where Sonja Henie tried out in the preliminaries for the world championship. American soldiers occupying Ja- oan have found the same chain of Red Cross clubs throughout major cities. A Red Cross club opened last fall in Tokyo in the home of the Tokyo Bankers' association — sacred meeting spot of Mitsuis and Mitsu- sishis for 30 years — and in Yokohama in the former Fujiya night club — a glistening example of Western architecture in its structure of white cement, glass, and brick. The Red Cross is also located on the grounds of the Osaka Golf and Country club where the Yanks now see their Mollywood movies in a silk-walled theater. GIVE GENEROUSLY H«m* Nurilng. The Red Cross teacliei the fundamentals of home nuriins to many citizens. Mothers and high school girl* leam how to care for simple illnesses, and how tr> follow the doctor's instructions in preventing serious ones. Junior Red Cron. From eager first- trailers to \i\ti\\ school students young volunteers stitch, hammer, and plan for the Ked Cro«,s. Many also learn iirst aid. accident prevention, water safety, nutrition, and home nursing- Volunteer Special Services. Your neighbor nest door or just around the corner is probably a member of one of the many Red Cross Volunteer Corps. She may sew or knit for our hospitalized men; she may drive for the Motor Corps; she may be a Nurse's Aide or a Gray Lady. Perhaps she's a Staff Assistant, or a Home Service worker . . . but whatever corps she serves : ; : whatever she does ... her time and effort help stretch the Red Cross dollar. YOUR Red Cross MUST CARRY ON . . .1 NdtiondlJu Advertised Meas Store" ftOBBSHATS •BOTANYFA88/C&* Daddy's never coming home, Darling!' Yts, I know fie promised,, buf thai was a promise he cou/oVf keep, darlingl Remember how he fo/cf you to be a brave girl if he couldn't come home? DadbV would want to be proud of you/ you ' know, .. so be brave for his sake/ because he can never come home, now. S O MANY small sons and daughters will have only shadowy memories of their Daddys . . . so many young mothers must face the future alone ;. . a future they're so ill-prepared to cope with. Children have a way of needing so many things ;.. clothes and food... school supplies and new shoes. And somehow one just never knows where the money goes. Think of all the problems that arise in everyday living. It takes a steadfast heart and an unfailing courage to meet them all alone . . . and at times even the strongest courage wavers. Where can she turn when the going gets too rough? Who will give her a spark of hope when it seems as if she can't go on? While she is making her adjustment, the Red Cross stands ready to be of service... to help her face the future. It is a friend in need ... a neighbor who will understand, provide guidance and help over the lonely road ahead. There are so many people in the world who need help—your help through (he Red Cross. Your contribution makes it possible for the Red Cross to do all it does. Give to the Red Cross today 4

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