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The Story of Two Nurses.
By T. A. Hightower, Superintendent
The position of resident nurse is
woat the person who fills the position
makes it. Whether the plant is small
or large makes little difference. Use
ful work will always be found by the
I nurse who wants to be useful and
who isn't lacking in imagination. The
woman without vision, training and
experience, as Mr. Hightower says,
will find herself acting as a basin
passer and bandage, or if her employ
er knows what a real nurse ought to
do, will find herself out of a job.
Editor's Note. |
Two nurses entered two factories
about the same time. One was a
graduate of a large hospital and had
done private nursing for wealthy pa
tients for 10 years. The husband of
her last patient owned a factory and
offered' her the position of a resident
She found herself in a sunny, white
first-aid room. Few patients came and
those who did come seldom returned.
To ward off boredom she made lin
gerie, knit sweaters, read current lit
erature and engaged in the ancient
art of killing time.
Of course, she liked her Sundays
off, took hours off whenever she
could, wished there were more holi
days in the calendar, thought much
about her vacation, fshe couldn't
live unless she had a perfect night's
sleep, undisturbed by any calls from j
inconsiderate patients, and seemed to j
love her job because it gave her an
opportunity to play at being a lady
Her employer, however, noticed her
idleness and being a fairly thrifty in
dividual, as well as a good executive
he invited her to become assistant to
the employment manager.
He felt that he was offering her a
wonderful business opening.
The job he offered her would bring
her closer to the people, would en
able her to establish many human
contacts and she would be in position
to render many services.
, She, however, announced that she
had been trained as a nurse and
would not waste her time as a clerk
in an employment office.
In six months she had shown no re
sults and actually was asked to re
A forewoman, in addition to her
regular duties, does, to the satisfac-J
tion of everyone, all that this nurse
had done and more.
The employer said recently, "I
want no more nurses in my plant.
They cost too much a nd do not in- J
Of course, he hadn't given the
trained nurse idea a fair trial. He
happened to be unfortunate in get- j
ting hold of a nurse who was lazy; j
who lacked imagination and who, ap
parently, knew nothing whatever
about the true spirit of service.
A second manufacturer spent some
time looking for a nurse. When he
found one who loved to do things in
a businesslike way and who had the j
personality which he felt would win
the confidence of his workers, he en
Inste?d of sitting around the first
aid room, doing fancy work, this
nurse spent most of her time in the
plant. Here she found many things
Slowly but surely, in co-operation
with the management, she has fasten
ed the safety-first idea so firmly in j
the minds of the workers that there
are few accidents in her plant. The
first-aid room is open, of course, but
the need for first-aid very largely has
The nurse has devoted her atten- j
tion to the health of the workers and j
their families and to civic cleanliness.
She calls regularly at the different
homes and gives so much common
sense, helpful advice that her visits
always are welcome.
Naturally the work of this nurse
is still growing. Her employer said,
"She is the most important person
in the plant. She can stay as long as J
she likes and when she retires we will
As I see it, a nurse can, in a way,
be a great producer of production. If
her work is what it ought to be the
labor turnover will be less, there will
be less sickness, fewer accidents and
the human equipment of the plant!
will be kept up to the highest notch
In any plant, whether large or j
small, there are opportunities for the
right kind of resident nurse.-"Build
ers," published by Lockwood, Greene
FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I respectively announce to the pub
lic and to my friends that I am a
candidate for Cotton Weigher at
Edgefield. If elected I promise you
faithful and efficient service. I so
licit your vote and your support in
attaining this position.
JOHN E. SCURRY.
The Soul of the Natior
What ?merica fought for ii
war has been variously discuss?
speakers and writers lately. In i
notable instances ,the attemp
been made to tshow that this n
went into the world conflict sole
defend its own interests, and ths
broader purpose of rescuing erv
tion from collapse had nothing i
with it. Such, however, is not the
of the American people, nor of
real leaders today; nor was it
view at that memorable time .
their sons so nobly responded t<
call to save civilization from
President Harding, on the Su
preceding Memorial Day, worshi
in the historic church of Pohick,
nigia, of which our first Pesident
once a member. He sat in the "W
ington box pew, and after the
vice addressed the congregatior
invitation. That the President
the broader view was clearly n
manifest in the course of his addi
?While he disclaimed any intentio
launch out into a discussion of
cause of the war, President Han
declared that "America foughl
preserve the rights of the Repu
and to maintain the civilization
which we had such a part in the n
ing; and in that service we have i
dered tribute not only to that ca
but also to the highest ideals of
Again, in his Memorial Day addi
at the Arlington National Cemet(
the President recurred to the sa
theme; "Wherever men are free, tl
are wont to give thought to our co
try's services in freedom's cai
Where men may aspire to a freed
not yet achieved, their instinct tu
the eye and the thought of hope t
way and they pray that their cai
may gain our approbation. . . .
They have seen our protecting a
stretched over the outposts of libe:
on every continent. For more thar
century our plighted word warned 1
anny from half the world ; then, wh
the gage was taken up by mad am
tion, men felt the blow that a:
could strike when freedom answer
in its utmost might. Across the se
we sent our hosts of' liberty's soi
.commissioned 'to redress the eterr
scales' . . . Now our Memorial D
is become an international occasio
it calls upon the fortunate free
many lands and countries to help
its observances, and equally to the
and us it is a reminder of our coi
mon troth to civilization, humani
and everlasting justice."
Referring to our own interests
a nation,' h? said : "I counsel no st
fishness; no little Americanism, i
mere parochialism, when I urge th;
our first duty is to our own, and th?
in the measure of its performance v?
will find the true gage of our capacil
to be helpful to others." Then, towal
the conch sion of his brilliant oratioi
he said: "We believe that the torc
will flame more brightly in our hand:
that we will hold it safe and hig
aloft, and that its light will help, a
least, to point the way for humanit
on the path of safety and in the tas
of building for ali time."
There utterances by the Presidenl
which accurately express the senti
ments of the American people as i
whole, might profitably be pondere*
by those who have not hesitated to at
tribute to the nation views it neve:
held concerning the war. Such mer
do a disservice when they stir up i
conflict of discussion over a mattel
that should have been regarded as toe
sacred to be made a target for par
tizanship. It was clearly in President
Harding's mind to forestall such dis
cussions in the "future when he spoke
in the Virginia church and at Arling
ton as he did, and we take it that he
means it to be well understood what
that purpose is. At this late date, to
spread the assumption that the United
States had no aim beyond the selfish
one of serving its own interests, i? a
libel upon the whole nation and a
gross misconception of the spirit of
America, whose heroic sons gave their
life's blood to make the whole world
"a better place to live in."
Yes, the nation has a soul, and it
found expression in the war. We did
not seek glory or conquest, but jus
tice afnd righteousness. And we will
continue td seek these until we have
done all that lies within our power
to attain them.-Christian Herald.
Candidate for Cotton Weigher.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for re-election to the of
fice of public cotton weigher for the
town of Edgefield. I have served on
ly one term and the experience I
have gained will enable me to ren
der more efficient service in the fu
ture. If elected for a second term, I
pledge the same faithful and impar
tial service that I have rendered in
W. G. Byrd.
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Cooyrieht 1909, by C. E. Zimmerman Co. -Ko. 66
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