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HOSPITAL CENSUS
SHOWS OVERLOADS
Shortage Of Beds, Doctors
And Nurses Cited In
Charlotte Area
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i Editor’s Note: This is anoth
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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
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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.
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R. T. Hallum. Jr., postmaster
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March 12, from 2 until 9:30 p. m..
Mrs. J. S. Mitchener, of Raleigh,
state president, has announced.
Amateur flower growers must
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of the show. Prizes and ribbons
will be awarded to best exhibits in
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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,
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