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SYSTEMATIC SAVINGS al the "PEOPLES" Will Help Yon Own A HOME OF YOUR OWN Peoples Building & Loan — ASSOCIATION — Wm. H. Hill, Sec.-Treas. Assets Over 3 Million Dollars 112 PRINCESS ST. FOR EXPERT REPAIR ON HOME AND AUTO RADIOS SEE ALUMINUM GARAGE DOORS — IMMEDIATE DELIVERY — Beckers* Better Built Window Units We have some “NEW TYPEWRITERS”, we also have some USED and REBUILT We have “ADDING MACHINES” too WILMINGTON TYPEWRITER COMPANY 7 North 2nd Street Dial 4460 Supplies Sales Service VISIT SHELL SAFTI - SERVICE FOR “Sure - Fit” Cloth Trimmed Fibre Seal Covers Kelly Springfield and Firestone Tires Complete Auto Repair Service Our modern shop is complete with new equipment and skilled mechanics to give you first-class, guaran teed work. SHELL SAFTI-SERVICE CO. JULIUS YVENBEBG — JIMMIE tVENBERG 3rd and Grace Sts. Dial 5935 DAVID JACOBI SUPPLY COMPANY NOW IN STOCK! Commercial Silex COFFEE MAKERS * Two-Burner $00.10 , Electric Model Three-Burner $^9.20 Electric Model **** t Four-Burner SEO.00 I Three-Burner SCQ.OO y Electric Mu£el_I Gas Model w* “Deep Sea” DEEP FAT FRYERS Complete With Thermostats Single Unit $155"® Double Unit $295-00 DAVID JACOBI SUPPLY CO. 17 South 2nd St. Dial 9451 HOSPITAL CENSUS SHOWS OVERLOADS Shortage Of Beds, Doctors And Nurses Cited In Charlotte Area __ i Editor’s Note: This is anoth i er in a series of articles writ ten for and donated to the cur rent Good Health Campaign by • North Carolina's leading feature writers. By BURKE DAVIS Special Writer, Charlotte News Mecklenburg County’s 50,000 Ne groes have at their disposal 88 hospital beds, a dozen Negro doc tors, one emergency operating room, and one delivery room. But that’s just half the trouble. They sometimes can’t get to those, be cause patients from surrounding counties flood into Charlotte’s Good Samaritan Hospital and take beds and doctors, while many natives linger on long waiting lists. The busiest Negro Hospital in the Caro linas is typical of the situation throughout the skimpy system in the state. Last year the hospital had an in credible 4,565 admissions, and that was an increase of 500 over’ 1945. The average daily census for this plant, rated at 88 beds, was over 97 patients—or an occupancy of 110 percent. On a normal day this week the wards, rooms and halls housed 120 patients. In an obste trical ward built to accommodate 36 patients (both mothers and children), 51 patients were being cared for. A curious local problem here is the large number of medical specialists in Charlotte, among both Negro and white doctors. These specialists are the reason for most patients who come in from Rowan, Union, Stanly. Cabarrus, Gaston, Anson and other counties in North Carolina, and half a dozen upper South Carolina counties. The hospital, for ex ample, gets a large number of serious urological cases because of prominent specialists here; a number of leading eye surgepns attract much work from the blind association. So the Mecklenburg Negroes often wait, and outsiders go into the rooms. That isn’t the only reason they wait, of course. On week-ends, es pecially, natives compete for the operating tables. Often, so Superin tendent George Lascock reports, patients must wait six or eight hours before reaching the emergency operating room. But Good Samaritan's problems are almost purely those of ?pace and accommodations. Quality of service is high. Its active staff of twelve Negro Doc tors and curtesy staff of 105 white doctors (Who have patients there regularly) turns out superior work on the basis of comparison with the six Duke Endowment - assisted Negro hospitals in thr "-rolinas. The average discharges for the si.\ hospitals in 1945 was 2,625; for Good Samaritan, 4,066 (the largest single number). Average major operations for the six was 434: for Dood Samt ritan, 664. The average newborn for the six was 422; for Good Samaritan, 850. Despite its high rate of activity, the CnanoL.e hospital was superior as shown by the death rate, which was 5.5 per cent for all hospitals, and 4.4 per cent for Good Samaritan. But the needs of Macklenburg Negroes, despite above-average facilities, are the needs of the whole o f North Carolina’s million Negro people. They need more doc tors, dentists, nurses, hospital beds, and health center facilities. More and more Good Samaritan's patients are using the Blue Cross plans, and that will increase the hospital load in the future. Mr. Laycock says the coverage of this insurance extends beyond t h e in dustrial group, and into domestics and farm workers. This hospital, founded by the Ep.scopal church in 1881 (it opened ten years later), is not supported by the church, but by public and private contributions, and by funds solicited quietly by VENETIAN BLINDS ALL SIZE BLINDS MADE AND REFINISHED STRICKLAND VENETIAN BLIND WORKS Phone 6404, Castle Hayne Road Absolute SAFETY —For Your— SAVINGS START AN ACCOUNT TODAY —WITH— THE INSURED PEOPLES Building & Loan Ass’n WM. M. BILL, SECY.-THEAS. 113 PRINCESS ST. CONCRETE BLOCKS Point Peter Concrete Co. 502 W. 7th Dial 2-8430 National Adds Flights 'Si. * ' S-' ■ ± J&‘*if , ■ I \ • .1 /■• • x .V o. , ■ • '•W*5 Wilmington will have one-plane service to the important port of New Orleans after March 10 when National Airline institutes a new schedule into Bluethenthal airport._ National Adding 4-Engine Flights (SPECIAL TO THE STAR-NEWS) National Airlines will inaugurate the first scheduled service by 4-engined air transports for Wilmington on Mon day, March 10, it was announced yesterday by G. T. Baker, president. The new service also will give Wilrrlington' its first one-plane service to the important port of New Or leans, and the U. S. Navy air center- at Pensacola. Two daily flights of National’s 46-passenger D o uglas DC-4’s will serve Wilmington, in addition to the present daily flights by twin engined Lockheed Lodestars. Na tional is revising virtually its en tire operating and maintenance schedule to set up the two com pletely new flights. In providing the two daily flights by 4-engined planes for Wilming ton, National is increasing service approximately equivalent to add ing seven more daily flights by its Lodestars. Lodestars seat 14 passengers, whereas the 46 - pas senger Buccaneers Will add 92 seats daily through Wilmington on the two flights. Total seats on all flights Jhrough Wilmington will be 106 starting March 10. Wilmington will be linked by the 220-mile-an - hour Buccaneers with the important seaports of New Or leans, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Charleston, Norfolk. Philadelphia and New York. Scheduled air freight service will be available to business and commercial interests in Wilming ton for the first time, also, as re sult of the 4-engined plane service. This becomes of far-reaching sig nificance in light of the route link ing most of the principal seaports of the Atlantic Seaboard and the central port of the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Mississippi River. National currently has pending before the Civil Aero nautics Board applications that would extend service north to Bos-j ton, and across the continent to the Pacific coast. This Southern Transcontinental Route would add such seaports as Galveston and Houston on the, Gulf of Mexico, San Diego, Los; Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific. The Texas ports of Beau mont and Port Arthur would join the NAL system under anotner ap plication. .' National’s 4 engined Buccaneers have capacity for 3 onenalf tons k-,-r———r— of air freight in their bis holds, in addition to air. mail. ,express and 46 passengers. Each ship also is manned by pilot and co-pilot, with two flight stewardesses in a 11 e ndsnce. Flights covering meal periods fea ture complete, hot meals served aloft by the stewardesses, with the compliments of the airline'. Light er refreshments are served on be tween meal flights. Extra space on National's DC 4’s permits many added features j of service, in addition to extra j comfort. The 4 engined transports I were built by Douglas Aircraft corporation expressly on the order of National Airlines, and whereas other airlines carry up to 60 passengers on their DC-4s Na tional has provided extra knee and elbow room .by . limiting seat ing to 46. The two new flights are num bered 61 and 60. Flight 61 leaves Newark airport at 4 p.m.. makes • 10 minute stops at Philadelphia and Norfolk and arrives in Wil mington ~.t 7:17. Leaving Wilming ton at 7:27 it stops ID minutes at Charleston arriving in Jackson ville at 9:43 p. m. Leaving Jack sonville at 10:05 p. m., it arripes at Pensacola at 10:52 p. m.. (CST), and in New Orleans at 12 minutes : after midnight. Flight 60 leaves New Orleans at 8:30 a.m., makes Pensacola at 9:37 and Jacksonpille at 12:34 p.m.. (EST). At 2:04 p.m. it is in Charleston, and arrives at Wil mington at 3:11 p. m. Leaving Wil mington at 2:21 p. m. it arrives in Norfolk at 4:30. Philadelphia at 5:10 and Newark airport at 6:38 p.m. National's DC-4 schedule clips a full hour from the present elapsed1 time between New York and Wil mington and three-quarters of an hour b e tween Wilmington and Jacksonville. ! its Board of Managers. It is proud j of its record as the oldest private Negro hospital in America, and proud of its record of never having staged an organized campaign for funds. On a current operating basis it is entirely self-supporting. It needs only money for new build ings, for expansion of its space by 30 beds, and for a new 55-bed nurses home. Its present equipment is more than adequate. Its nursing school has an A rating, acquired last Fall. And it is flooded with appli cations from Negro nurses from all over the Eastern seaboard; it can take only 20 this year, and lias 50 off applications on file. Recently it opened a new autopsy room, and last year expanded its X-ray lab oratory, now staffed by well trained technicians and rendering excellent service. For more than 30 years two Charlotte women carried on Good Samaritan and its work virtually alone, though they had the assist ance of a loyal board. Mrs. E. C. Marshall, President, and Miss (Emma Hall, Treasurer, have vir tually given those 30 years to the cause of improving Negro health in the community, and can now watch a revamped administration, bol stered by an able executive board in charge of finance and adminis tration, build Good Samaritan into a larger institution to meet in creased demands. This hospital does not serve all local needs by any means. Even with its planned building program completed it would not provide ad equately for the county’s Negro population, let alone that of adjoin ing counties. With State aid, the community spirit which built Good Samaritan and keeps its record of service bright would certainly re spond to add other facilities, which in 1urn would attract more doctors and nurses to the city. Dial 2-3311 For Newspaper Service WfZYWM Mil I_J H. L. GREEN CO. 258 No. Front St. Wilmington, N. C. Postmasters Plan Convention In S. C. CHARLOTTE, Feb. 22—UP)—'The Executive Board of the North Carolina and South Carolina chap ters of the National Association ol Postmasters announced here today that the annual convention would be held March 22-24 in Columbia S. C. R. T. Hallum. Jr., postmaster at Pickens. S. C., presided at the board session. RELIABLE WATCH REPAIRING B. GURR, Jeweler 264 N. Front St. FEEL OIL Dependable Since 1872 Phone 5261 i m i dh fliriia *4i A ' 'Jutt like a good roof o’er my head, This POLICY keep, out all dread Of FURNITURE 1o„, in cate of fire - - TAKE one! - • You will my ,mile acquire!” N. C. Garden Club Plans Duke Show RALEIGH, Feb. 22—MV-1The N. C. Garden Club will present its first narcissus show at Duke Uni versity, Durham, Wednesday, March 12, from 2 until 9:30 p. m.. Mrs. J. S. Mitchener, of Raleigh, state president, has announced. Amateur flower growers must place entries during the morning of the show. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to best exhibits in each of the 26 classes which are divided into three sections, horti cultural, arrangements and invita tion exhibits. Exhibits must be classified, and freshness of flowers and correct labels will receive attention. Druggists Planning Upstate Visitations Officers of the newly formed Wilmington Drug club will go to Greensboro Tuesday to visit a similiar organization there, W. T. Glass, Jr„ president, announced yesterday. Glass said that a study of the club in Greensboro was being made in order to help in outlining plans for the group here. Ernest S. Benson, vice-president, and J. H. Clendenin, secretary, will accompany Glass on the trip. Glass said that they might also visit organizations in Durham and Ra leigh. ' FUEL OIL Standard Oil "ESSOHEAT” Oil Burner Service HUGHES BROS. FUEL CO. Dial 7774 STETSON HATS Gibson's Haberdashery North Front Street SEE KAMER AND SEE BETTER Eyes Examined. Glasses Fitted DR. W. 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