Page 4 Duke Hospital, InterGom Tills ^11 Tkat By ilrs. jMary Whiting Thomas The pink smocks are now seen in three of Durham’s Hospitals: Dtike, Lincohi and now Watts, which opened its new Hospitality Shop last month. Operating iinder the sponsorship of the Women’s Auxiliary at Watts, it is the first of many services they hope to provide for their patients. Mrs. Eagle and i\Irs. Carter met with the group last Pall for a planning session and this reporter discussed the busi ness set-up with them at a recent organizational meeting. * # « Have you seen the signs ])osted around “Are YOU a Litter-Bug?” They are aimed at the ones who are careless in throwing trash on the floors. Keeping any place as large as Duke Hospital clean is a full-time job as anyone knows. Why don’t we all consider ourselves as volunteer “White Wrings” and when we see papers, crumpled cigarette packs or any pick-up-able refuse, just see that it reaches one of the many containers around. It surely would contribute to a much better picture. * * * For months past, the Women’s Auxiliary has had a special coffee service available to patients who are connected in any way with the Uni versity, or ai’e just plain VIP’s. This is a service without charge, and the Auxiliary is delighted to do it, but the drawback is that our Thermos bot tles which convey the coffee have a way of disappearing. We would a])- ])reciate other employees on the wards seeing that they are returned to us. * * * Recently, a testimoiual dinner was given to Dr. Emil Novak of Johns Hopkins on the occasion of his re tirement fi’om his many years’ service in the field of Obstetrics and Gyne cological Pathology. Of the many men associated over the years with Dr. Xovak, our own Dr. i^ayard Cai'ter was invited to make the princi pal speech. # * * The Florida State Association of Ob. and Gyn. holds its 80th session this month at Hollywood, Fla. Dr. “Buck” Thomas will deliver three talks during the meet. New Orleans Key to Doctor By Miss Maxine Cook On March 9, the city of New Or leans extended a gracious and hospita ble liand of ^velcome to one of her visitors, and i)resented the key to the city. Tins was an honor not bestowed on many, but in this case was unique. The lionoree was our own Dr. Julian Ruffin, and this was the first time a doctor of medicine has been pi'esented the key. We hope New Orleans un derstands this gives Dr. Ruffin dual citizenshij) but Durliam holds fir.st claim by i-eason of seniority. Not to be outdone. Dr. Ruffin’s forme 1- secretary, Mrs. Margaret Mac- Ewen visited Sims-Williams a little ahead of schedule and came away with a 1‘are gift, ])ersonalized by a head of red hair, a little girl named Kimberly Ann. Miss Rosalyn Lightsey, of the So cial Service Departnumt, will be mar ried in May to Dr. Charles L. Rast, Jr., resident on the Cardiology Serv ice. All of us give our best wishes. Dr. Evelyn and Dr. Ral])h Coonrad, now at Fort Smith, Ark., were back for a very brief visit in late March. They expect to be back in Durham in 1955. Miss C'andy Jonas and Dr. C. 11. Peete, Jr., are altar bound, and ex pect to reach there about June. I\Irs. Celia Suitt, who w’as formerly secretary to the Medical Resident, w'as back recently with her husband for a short visit. They are living in a de lightful little mountain town and are veiy pleased to come down to the hw- lands only to visit. Almost innnediately after Mrs. Suitt’s visit. Dr. Jerry Rodnan, who was ^Medical Resident when she was here, appeared briefly, lingering around his old haunts long enough to say little more than hello. Jlrs. William Tillery of the X-Ray Therapy Department has a new' little boy, born at Watts Hospital on February ‘24, named William Marvin. Mrs. Tillery will be back with us in the future and this is good new’s to everybody. Duke Couple Bound for Honolulu in July By Miss Gertrude Elliott Dr. and Mrs. J. L. ilcGowan will be leaving Duke shortly. Dr. Mc Gowan will intern at Samjjson Me morial Hospital in (Clinton until July, at which time he will enter the Army, stationed at Tripler General IIos])itaI in Honolulu. What is Dickie plan ning to do? Relax in the sunshine and enjoy kee])ing house. We envy you, Dickie. Mrs. Nan Gutierrez also will be leaving Duke to assume the position of assistant director of nurses at Gravely Sanatorium at U. N. C. Hos pital. (lood luck, Nan ! We’re going to miss you. i\Irs. David Dellinger, formerly Lou Alford of the Dietetics Depart ment, is in Tallahassee, Fla., where she is awaiting her husband’s return from Koi’ea. He was on the Air Force R.O.T.(’. staff here last year. W’^e’ve had news that Dr. and Mrs. Pjrnest Chick are in Kansas City, Mo., where Ernie is interning in pathology and Joanne is clinical instructor in Ob. They expect to return to Duke in June with a “little Kelbert.” Jane Smith is now working at To ronto General Hospital in (’anada after a vacation in Florida. The proud j)arent department: Mr. and Mrs. W. L. MeJlillan have a son, born March 18. ]\Irs. ]\IcMil- lan was formerly Dr. Hart’s secre tary Mr. and .Mrs. Vernon Griffin’s son, Vernon Francis Jr., arrived March 16. Ml'S. (Jriffin was formerly head nurse in the Recovery Room here. Sammy and Billy Martin welconunl a chubby little red-haired sister into the family circle on Feb. 13. Their l)ar(>nts are Doctors Sam and Ruth JMartin. Dr. and j\Irs. John Ashe announce the arrival of a daughter on Feb. 7. Dr. Ashe is resident on Ob. Gyn. Dr. and Mrs. R. F. Becker have a new daughter, born Feb. 20. They also have a son, Richard, age 10. Dr. aiul Ml'S. Robert Lorenzen have an eight jjound, eight ounce daughter as of ^larch 8. You’ll remember Mrs. Lorenzen as Jo Anne Fry of the Nursing School, (!lass of ’52. They are living now’ in Arizona.