^t. glupgtinc’g j^corb V’oluiiic XXXVIII OCTOBER-XOVEMBER, 1933 No. 1 AN IMPRESSION 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 quote it: “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 ? (Continued on Page 4) A WELCOME LETTER American College of burgeons 40 EAST ERIE STREET CHICAGO FRANKLIN H. MARTIN. M.D. DtRECTOR GENERAL 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, I am Yours very truly, Franklin II. Martin, Director General. ST. AGNES HOSPITAL We quote below from a news item sent out by the Publicity Department of the National Coun cil : 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 (Continued on Page 4)

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