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Community Chest Supports Principal!
Welfare And Health Activities Here __— ; Six Organizations Depend On Public For Continua tion Of Wide Programs Without the service of Associated Charities, the Salvation Army, the Traveler’s Aid, the Public Health Nursing Service, the Sorosis Child and Care Clinic, and the Cather ine Kennedy Home, how large a gap in the welfare and health ac tivities would there be in Wilming ton. At a time when the city leans so heavily on its organizations for support of its increasing and de manding war-time population these six agencies, for which a portion of hte funds to be realized in the forthcoming Community Chest campaign is designed, have earn ed just commendation. A number of the six have been doing busi ness at their stands between 25 and 50 years, and their work is known to all Wilmingtonians inter ested in the well-being of their fel low-citizens. me story oi tne Assuuittvcu ities. organized in 1894, and cur rently headed by Mrs. L. O. Ellis, may perhaps be best in its files of case histories. Even in a day of compartive prosperity, there are persons who depend on the humani tarian efforts of this organization for their very lives and sustenance. There are the feeble, unable to work: the sick and cripple: those handicapped by lack of education and training: those afflicted with personality handicaps who are com pletely unable to get along with others. There are hundreds of in dividuals confronted with personal emergencies, the immediate need of money for necessities, and the like. Associated Charities proves their friend. John Smith is a worker who can command a good salary when he Is not working on the county roads as a sentence for drunkenness. His frail family need his support, but just at the time when they are getting on their financial feet, he is on another spree. Associated Charities sees to the requirements of his children, and seek to help them into a more decent growing environment. A young man from just such a Wilmington home, I where the Associated Charities has entered, has recently been award ed the Army’s good conduct med al; the agency has often lent him a place to sleep, food, shoes, and clothing so that he could continue his schooling and grow up to be a credit to home, community, and country. The Salvation Army’s service and ministry are community-wide. The local corps of the Army, of which Captain J. H. Neighbours is the director, is maintained by home people for the benefit of Wilming tonians and the transients who find their way to our streets. The or ganization is engagd in humanitar ian and religious effort carried on by no other agency. War has ex tended those services, so that men of the armed forces are the recip ients of the Army’s hospitality and goodwill. Statistics help to attest to the work of the Salvation Army; from January 1 through August 31 of this year, there were 111 open air metings held, with 12,121 in atten dance; 1,010 lodgings supplied; 2, 357 meals supplied, 187 fuel orders given, 3,882 garments given, 2,006 prisoners visited, 2,252 lodgings given servicemen, 116 persons for whom temporary positions were found. IjCSS M1UW11 tuaix aumc vuici phases of the Army’s work are its efforts to provide hospitalization for homelss unmarried mothers, its child aid program, its recrea tional program in the industrial sections. The young wife of a Marine came all the way from Rhode Is land to spend the last days with her husband who was looking for ward to overseas transfer. While she waited at the station for the bus on which she was to return home, she lost her purse, contain ing her ticket and all her money. The Salvation army provided lodg ing and food and saw that she made the trip safely. Traveler’s Aid, maintained in the Atlantic Coast Line station by Miss Julia Yopp and two part-time assis tants, has handled 673 cases with in the past several months—serv ices of food, lodging, loans for transportation and the like. In ad dition, information has been pro vided 14,409 men of the armed forc es, 2,974 war production workers, 6,385 associated civilians, and 6, 681 other civilians. * Traveler’s Aid has been operat ing here since 1913, serving Wil mington through two wars and the attendant booms in industrial ac tivity. An example of its work: A young sailor, whose home is a few miles from the city, was on leave from his post in Washington state. The day he was to leave for his post, he rushed to the train, leaving his shipping Orders in the excitement. When the discovery was made, it was too late to return for them, he applied for help to the Traveler’s Aid bureau. Arrangements were made for the valuable papers to be rushed, special delivery, air mail to Traveler’s Aid, Chicago and the Chicago branch was warned to be on the look-out. The sailor picked up his orders the minute he walk ed into the Chicago station. The Wilmington Public Health Nursing association began to func tion in December, 1918, although since 1904 provision had been made for the sick-poor of the community by interested organizations. Wilmington is the first city in the state to have a public health nurse. TV/r; l\IT„A4n ..._• or of nurses in the association, re ports that her present staff consists of two county nurses who care for white and Negro patients, six white city district nurses, two Negro city district nurses, one nurse in the maternity clinic, and four nurses in the venereal disease clinic main tained by the county Board of Health. In the year 1942, the ten field nurses made 17,000 home visits 712 visits to clinics, 1,145 visits to schools. 14.927 inspections of school children, 9.508 innoculations for prevention of diseases. “Strengthened by our member ship in the Community Chest, since 1942, we hope to be able to give increasingly better service to the community,” Miss Munds has com mented. The Sorosis Child Care Clinic has been in operation for 25 years, as a project of the Wilmington branch of the North Carolina Sorosis. Its services are free in needy pre-na tal cases with children up to three years. A doctor and nurse are in attendance at each examination, and are- able to prescribe diets to correct physical deficiencies. Milk and baby foods are also provided. In 1942 this clinic won a state award for the best service of its h the state. Only recently an agency of the Community Chest, the clinic is an ticipating a program of expansion that will increase its usefulness. When the Catherine Kennedy Home was established nearly 50 years ago, the stewards of Grace Methodist church were the custo dians of its funds. Later, the organ .j.rned over to a Board • n;-pntors. For a number of '.mars, 1he organization did mo of the charity work in Wilmington. It is an endowed institution, inter Asthma Mucus Loosened lisle You Sleep Say Thousands of Sufferars Do recurring attacks of Bronchial Asthma make you choke, strangle and gasp for breath? Are you bothered so bad some nights that you can't sleep? Do you cough and cough trying to raise ihick strangling mu cus, and strain so hard you fear rupture? Are come attacks so bad you feel weak, unable to work? Are you afraid of colds, exposure and certain foods? No matter how long you have suffered or what you have tried, we believe there is good news and palliative hope for you in a splen did medicine which was originally a doctor’s prescription but that is now available to sufferers at all drug stores under the name to! 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Raney Chevrolet Co., Inc. 1406 Princess Street Dial 9621 ^_ ■■ i—^——i r—-l __ . i ^ . .iiafe HEPBRON SPEAKS HERE NOVEMBER 1 Scheduled To Discuss Na tion’s Rising Tide Of Juvenile Delinquency Dr. James M. Hepbron, one of the nation’s leading criminolo gists, will lecture on “Stemming America’s Rising Tide of Juven ile Delinquency” before members estea triends having left a legacy to it from time to time. Catherine Kennedy Home ac cepts, for life, ladies over 60 who have no one to care for them. The ntrance fee is $300. At present, there are 30 residents. The two buildnigs of the Home are now old and in a state of dis repairs. Through the funds allowed by the Community Chest next year the physical plant will be improv ed. I of the Community Forum at 8:30 p. m. Monday, Nov. 1. Tickets for the' lecture will be sold at the door the night of the address. According to Dr. Hepbron, po lice work, the whole field of pre vention and detection of crime of fers a fascinating field to intel ligent young men and women looking for interesting and worth while careers. “If the nation is to cope with its crime problem, we must have more intelligent, better trained personnel in our police and law enforcement agencies throughout the country,” Dr Hepbron, who has studied crime prevention in 17 countries and has been direc tor of the Baltimore Crime com mission for 15 years, declared. “In recent mentality tests, prisoners receiver higher grades than United States Army men and others who are their own guards and wardens.” -V Peat soils of the Florida ever glades have been made produc tive by the addition of small amounts of copper and manganese. Today’s Servicemen Healthier Than Fighters Of World War I WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 — W) — Disease is still a deadly camp follower of U. S. armed forces but military medical reports show that the uniformed men—and wo men—of 1943 are healthier than the soldiers and sailors of 1917 18. Despite extensive operations m tropical areas, and the greatest incidence of malaria and other tropical ailments virtually un known to U. S. troops in the last war, the army reported today less than three per cent of its total personnal has been “non-effective by reason of illness at any one time. The “non-effective” rate is exclusive of battle injuries. The navy reported an overall "non-effective” rate of less than two per cent, als a record low figure. Influenza, pneumonia, cerebro spinal meningitis and other great killers of 1917-18 have been great ly reduced in virulence and lethal effect by medical advances. Meningitis deaths averaged 30 to 40 per cent of those aimctea in the world war. Treatment with sulfonamides has reduced the death rate to three per cent, and epidemic outbreaks are quickly controlled by preventive dosages of sulfa drugs. Preventive vaccines against sev en diseases — typhoid, smallpox, tetanus, typhus, yellow fever, cho lera and plague—have reduced the Incidence of these formerly dead ly ills to insignifance. No yellow fever has been reported in the armed forces, and only a scat tering few cases of the other dis 63S6^I During the occupation of North Afnca. a severe typhus ePKw raged among the civilian 2 lace, with mortality ranging ^ 5° per cent, but only 69 c developed among the . * forces. ‘ a rrned Way To Relieve Itchy Pimples When your skin is irritated with pimples, red blotches and 0 W skin blemishes, and you're n with itching torture, here's 1 \ \ relief. Get a 35c box of Peterson* Ointment at your drjgLt ° * apply this delightful soothing' balm Itching relieved promPtlj"gsS ing soothed Your skin looks be! ter, feels better. 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B ut if we are to continue to serve you adequately our request for scheduling all funerals on weekdays so that we may have help is worthy of your cooperation and support. ; Funeral Directors, of course, will continue as heretofore in preparation for funerals. | a: ■ Xuctj $. Yfloore, Glorlst GnJrews Ulortuanj \ Will lKehder, dflorlst Uonn of / y°PP CJuneral criome Xena G. Westbrook, Glorlst Darrells Guneral frame O)orotliy Owen, dflorlst *