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I ran across an epigram in a recent issue of the
Dallas News, wliich epitomizes tlie current opin
ions that are being advanced by publicists and
philosophers relative to our inability, so far, to
free ourselves from, and to rise above, the eco
nomic and social debacle in which we ha^e been
engulfed for the last three years. Allow me to
“One thing that ails this country is too
many leaders trying to stay ivith the crowd
rather than out in front.”
When leaders consciously choose to stay ith
the crowd,” they, by the very nature of their
voluntary choice, forfeit their right to leadership.
“The trouble with the country today,” one hears
on all sides, “is that we have no leaders. ^The
opinion is challenging, to say the least. The W orld
War left a large number of people with money
surpluses which they had earned through the
capitalization of the original animal tendency m
man-the tendency to kill. These surpluses were
used by most of them to give their children a col
lege education. Tens of thousands of these baby-
Ainericans, in the mass formation of the army,
invaded our colleges and universities. T iis mass
attack on our educational institutions "was urt
sustained by the so-called prosperity o t e pos
war period. Sane, orderly education fell be ore
the relentless onslaught of the mass.
For a time, the civilized world marvelled at
this educational phenomenon. Presently, io\
ever, the sober-minded began to question the wis
dom of this machine-like grinding out of college
and university graduates. Schoolmen, coming
the rescue of their nouveau nee, took t le posi ion
that the people were being trained for leadership.
One has a right to assume, then, on the strength
of these schoolmen’s statement, that scattered
throughout our body-politic there are to be toun
thousands of potential leaders — college-trained
loaders. And why haven’t these trained leaders
come forward in this soul-racking emergency and
taken hold of the reins? Why, out of that large
number of college-trained leaders, hasn’t one yes
one, emerged with a program, with an idea w ic ,
because of its practicability, commands the inter
est and respect of the people ?
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A WELCOME LETTER
American College of burgeons
40 EAST ERIE STREET
FRANKLIN H. MARTIN. M.D.
October 14, 1932.
Mrs. Frances A. Worrall, Superintendent,
St. Agnes Hospital,
Kaleigh, Xorth Carolina.
My dear Mrs. Worrall:
We have pleasure in informing you that your
hospital has been awarded Full xipproval by the
American College of Surgeons for the year 1932.
Approval is given from year to year to the hos
pitals that fully comply with the requirements as
laid down in the Minimum Standard.
We hope the management and medical stafE of
your hospital will eontimie to maintain high
standards of service in the care of the patient.
Assuring you of our interest and cooperation,
Yours very truly,
Franklin II. Martin,
ST. AGNES HOSPITAL
We quote below from a news item sent out by
the Publicity Department of the National Coun
If you have access to the October issue of the
magazine. Modern Hospital, look up the excellent
commendation of St. Agnes Hospital, Ealeigh,
X. C., in an article by Mary Ross of the Posen-
wald Fund headquarters in Chicago. She writes
with really glowing approval. Pictures from
Raleigh appeared in the previous issue.
Of the superintendent, Mrs. Frances A. Wor
rall (a United Thank Offering Worker), Miss
Ross says that St. Agnes Hospital “owes to its
superintendent an atmosphere of which any insti
tution would be proud—the product of courage,
consideration, administrative skill and a saving
grace of humor in the face of difficulties occas
ioned by its most limited finances.”
The two I^egro nurses doing public health work
in Raleigh, 1ST. C., one city nurse and one county
nurse, are both graduates of the training school in
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