SEW IT SEAMS
National Hospital Week Observed
SEW IT SEAMS
Published Monthly by
High Point, N. C.
Martha Clontz, Editor
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young men and women exchange
civilian clothing for official uni
forms they train to become the
new protectors of our most price
less possessions—such as liberty,
advanced standards of living, and
religious freedom. In days of
peace they also make sacrifices
in recognizing and in responding
to the nation's military needs.
Indeed, in all generations, the
opportunity arises for each to pay
in some degree the price which
free peoples must ever pay for
their exceptional blessings.
On this Memorial Day as we
honor those who are gone, we
likewise express our regard for
those now in military service.
Both exemplify our national tra
dition of courage, loyalty and
willingness to sacrifice for a
NEW SAFETY INSPECTORS—
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composed of Ossie Wright, H. T.
Short and Jack Rives.
Joyce Chapman spoke briefly
at the meeting about supervisors’
responsibility toward safety and
Kathryn Johnson explained the
details of the safety inspections.
Sponsors of the program, which
is a nationwide project, include
the Inter-Industry Safety Com
mittee, National Safety Council,
State Highway Patrol and the
local Safety Council. Approxi
mately 85 communities in North
Carolina are cooperating in the
This year, one person out of
every eight will go to the hos
Last ■ year, the AHA reports,
American hospitals cared for
more than 20 million patients.
This is the largest number of pa
tients for any year in hospital
IN ROTC—First Lt. Joe Par
ker, son of J. W. Parker at Sher
rod, completes two years of train
ing at the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, this Spring.
He then will transfer to N. C.
State College at Raleigh where
he will continue his studies in
industrial engineering and also
his training in the Reserve Offi
cers Training Corps.
Do you have two minutes to
Two minutes that might save
The last week in this month
High Point Safety Council will
ask every car owner to arrange
his time so he can spend two
minutes at one of six safety check
lanes that will be set up in the
The'se lanes will be manned by
volunteer personnel who will
check items affecting safe oper
ating condition of vehicles, in
cluding brakes, front lights, rear
lights, steering, tires, exhaust
system, glass, windshield wipers,
rear view mirror and horn.
Total checking time: approxi
mately two minutes.
T. A. Wilson, coordinator for
the program, said committees are
functioning toward making the
check here successful.
In addition to the free car
check, prizes are to be awarded
each night at the close of the
day’s checking. Each motorist
will be given the stub of his car’s
check list and winning numbers
will be drawn. A complete list
of prizes will be announced at
a later date.
The AHA reports that there are
more than 1,500,000 beds in all
of the country’s hospitals.
The great advance in the fields
of hospital service and manage
ment has ranked with the most
heartening developments of mod
ern times. During National Hos-
p.tal Week — May 6 to 12 — a
^rsteful nation saluted its hos
pitals for their many fine serv-
-ces to the community.
Thanks to modern hospital and
medical services, the average
person has a much longer and
healthier life than he had even
a few years ago. And when a
patient does enter the hospital,
his chances of recovery usually
are at an all-time high.
Each passing day highlights
more clearly the fact that our
hospitals stand as symbols of se
curity for the healthy citizens of
the community, as well as for
those who are injured or ill.
Many of us think of the hos
pital, first, as the best and safest
place to be when we are serious
ly ill. But we are coming to
realize that the hospital contri
butes a great deal more to the
community. For instance, the hos
pital usually serves as the com
munity’s health education center,
where nurses and other hospital
workers learn their professions,
u here the young interns or resi
dent specialists improve their
ski Is, where the family doctor
i.esps up with the latest medical
developments. Also, some of
medicine’s important advances
during the past few decades were
made possible as a result of hos
pital research work. From the
business standpoint, too, the
hospital contributes much to the
community both as a customer
for large amounts of consumer
gocds and a good employer.
Wa appreciate the many mod
ern hospital facilities waiting in
readiness to serve us in times of
crises. We believe that through
the workings of our health in
surance program we have in some
way helped to effect the rapid
advance of medical science by
enabling our employees to par
take of the available skill and
science and assuring the hospital
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ADVERTISING MEN AT WORK — Jack Thrift, left, and John,
new Anvil Brand artist, are shown in their new offices at 317 S.
Hamilton Street. The advertising office was moved from Security
Bank Building. Jack and John would like to emphasize that this
is not a posed picture: they work this hard all the time.
"NEW COUNTER CARDS" — Above are shown three of the
full color counter cards now used by Tractor Brand. Jack Thrift
of Advertising said much favorable comment has come from
merchants about the appeal of the easel-type cards.