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Duke Hospitai., InterGom
Baker House News
At this time of year, tlie house staff
starts thinking of moving along,
changing hospitals, o])ening practices
and so on. ^lany residents already
have places lined uj), and others are
still thinking, but all will eventually
settle down by Summer.
^Marriages in tiie news: Jim Kelly
(Blood Bank) and I^va Gottschall
(X-Ray), wed in Lynchburg, and Dr.
Mortimer who was married in Atlanta.
Dr. Byerly (ENT) and M. A. Mena-
fee (O.R.) made tlie news with their
Zeke Zacharian and liis wife are
very proud of their brand new daugh
ter, born on March 25.
Familiar sights around B. II.:
John Lord (and his book by Goren)
together with Sarah Dent taking on
all comers in bridge—usually win
Jim Knight, thinking about In
dustrial Medicine and taking off on
weekends to discuss deals with
“wlieels.” All expenses paid, too!
The little sign still hanging outside
the TV room, asking house staff to con
tribute to the “Antenna Fund” and
going iuuu)ticed now. Fund is lag-
The old cigarette machine that darn
near gets broken every time it fails
to ])i'oduce a nickel chauge.
]\Irs. Holt, eating a caiuly bar and
drinking coffee (cream and sugar)
telling people how she is going to re
The secretarial staff! lounging in
B. 11. in the afternoon si]>ping cokes
and adding scenic decor to the place.
Six Employees Join Housekeeping Dept,
By Mrs. ilartha J. Scoggins
The IIousekeei)ing Department wel
comed six new emjiloyees this month :
Jliss Velma Jones, Jliss Carolina
Turner, C. B. Burch and Warren
Wood to the day group and Josei)h
Green and James Pei-ry to the night
]\Irs. Edith Whitted and Mrs.
Frances Jones, Baker House maids,
tried out our surgery in March.
Frances is good as new and back on
duty; Edith is still in the country
iMi’s. Iris Rogers, Hospital maid,
has a ne\v daughter. ]\Irs. Lizzie Tate,
Medical O.P.C. night maid, is still on
the cri])pled list, from the auto ac
cident in January.
Mrs. Kuth May’s, surgical floor
supervisor, bad foot has broken her
perfect attendance record for this
Jesse Singletary, Minot janitor,
being a good husband, told his wife
that she needed a vacation and pro
vided a trip for her to Providence,
R. I., and now Jesse is forsaking all
and going to Providence to live.
Mrs. Gladys Pickard, linen room
supervisor, modeled her new Easter
outfit for her husband the other night.
Response: One long whistle and two
short ones. Now she thinks she will
be tlie best dressed lady in the Easter
Our heartfelt synipath}' goes out
to those who have recently lost loved
ones: Haywood Johnson, who lost his
motlier, Jlrs. Blanclie Whitfield, her
daiighter, and ]\lrs. ^Maggie Boler, her
Hurrah, vacation days are here
again and those shouting with glee are
*Maxie Smith, Otha Daye, ]\[rs. Edna
Miller, Alexander Barnes, Floyd
Watson and Andrew Williams.
Yours truly attended the A.II.A.
show in Atlanta, Ga. aiul hopes she
returned with a bag fidl of new ideas
(iood housekeei)ing ])ostcrs of “Lit
ter Bug” have a])peared on our bul
letin boards in the ^Medical School
and Hospital this month. Let’s help
do away with Lou Ijitter Bug.
Here are some things which ai’e im
portant to your success wherever you
are and whatever you are doing,
iloreover, they are largely your re
sponsibility: Health, ])osture, ajjpear-
ance and voice. Kiiul words are
j)leasant to hear and easy to say. A
low voice is heard more clearly than
a shrill one and is easier on the throat.
Courteous words, s])oken in a pleas
ing voice, show that you are a pleasant
])ers()n to have around.
In the Spring a young man’s fancy
usually turns to love, but not so with
By Miss ilary Poston
Thanks to all of you foi- your pa
tronage! You have made it possible
for us to UTulertake a new project.
We will award a three-year scholar
ship to a student in the School of
Nursing. Our first recii)ieut is Miss
Mary Ann Kedfern, who will enter
the School of Nursing this June. AVhen
Miss Redfern is graduated, we ho]>e
to be able to sponsor another pros])ee-
We ai’e happy to reassure coffee
lovers that the five cent cup of coffee
is still available at the (Coffee Counter.
Despite re!ent price increases on bulk
coffee, the Auxiliary feels that pro
viding its customers with a cup of cof
fee for a nickel is too im])ortaut a
service and the Auxiliary itself will
absorb the loss.
Two visit(n-s in the Hospital this
mouth refused to believe that we ideal
ly were selling (;olTee for a nickel.
One, a New Yorker, explained to ili's.
Eagle that he’d paid .‘50 cents j)er eu])
for breakfast before his flight to Dui‘-
ham that day and ]>romptly gave her
45 cents in payment. Another gentle
man refused to accept change from a
quarter for his coffee. The Whitlock
Emergency Fund is I'icher by the (iO
Congratulations to Mr. and ilrs.
JIarshall Spears Jr. on the birth of
their second daughter, Susan Flowers.
When their first daughter, Linda, was
asked her sister’s name, she re])lied
“S])ring Flowers.” Mrs. Spears is
one of our able assistants on the Sho])
James Bass, incinerator porter. He
j)refei's the (piiet solace by a brook
fishing to dream of yesteryears.
I\lrs. Betty Cash, linen room sorter,
is still on the sick list, but we ho])e it
will not be long until she is good as
Happy Easter to all!