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    THE FEDERATION JOURNAL
Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb”
VOLUME 2
JUNE, 1946
NUMBER 2
CHANGING ATTITUDES
By MRS. STEPHENS BROWN
Human beings change as do the months,
the seasons, or the years. These changes
are not a sudden shifting into a reverse
order or an abrupt swerve to the right or
left It is a slow, gradual change that
comes as a response to an outside or in
side stimulus.
For the past two years there has beer
a carefully planned program of mora'
training at Morrison which seems to be
the great force in reclaiming misguided
youth.
There is no long list of rules to be
learned or obeyed as soon as the boys
enters the institution. The guiding pi'in-
ciple of the institution is the Golden Rule.
“Do unto others as you would have them
do unto you.” Now to begin with this is
not an easy rule to follow, but it is a rule
that transcends any rule that finite beings
may make. ■
The hardest part of the boy’s training
comes during the first three months of
his stay here. This is his period of ad
justment. Emotional instability, which ac
counts for his unrest, his morbidity, and
failure to cooperate, is anticipated. After
this period is over the real work of char
acter building begins.
Each boy is assigned to a job to which
he reports at a specified time, and for
which he is held responsible for the qual
ity of work that he does.
School attendance is compulsory for all
boys every day. Hence, the work sched
ule and school schedule are so arranged
that one does not conflict with the other.
After Work and school are over the
play period for an hour and a half pre
cedes the supper period. After supper the
boys are carried to their buildings by the
building supervisors. They then have
prayer meeting with the boys participat
ing, and afterwards they prepare for bed,
retiring by 9:00 P. M.
The boy soon learns that happiness will
come to him only through his participa
tion in activities offered in each day’s
program.
Gradually the unrest and morbidity dis
appear and cautiously the individual takes
his place among his brothers. Then it is
that every effort is made to correct any
undesirable character traits he may ex
hibit.
The joy comes to those who work witli
these boys when parents come to visit
and ask:
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"THERE IS GLADNESS
IN REMEMBRANCE”
By MRS. EDNA B. TAYLOR
Perfect timing marked a spring gift
made to the Moore County Hospital re
cently, when fourteen chapters of the
Negro Women’s Federated Clubs of Moore
County presented over 325 new towels
md bath cloths to the deserving institu
tion.
The articles had been purchased by
ndividual club members and were de-
ivered on the morning following the Car
ter’s Laundry fire at Southern Pines in
.vhich a considerable amount of the hos
pital’s routine linen was destroyed.
Mrs. Edna Taylor is president of the
County Federation Clubs and has been
m outstanding nurse’s aide at the hos
pital during the war, with a record of
over 1,000 hours of volunteer service.
Each president of the local clubs put
forth special effort in the towel contri
bution.
The clubs also contributed $100 to the
coimty TB Seal drive, working with tlie
County Welfare Department in the con
trol of delinquency, parental and juve
nile. ■
We are discussing and arranging a
county-wide program for youth conser
vation. Also planning a homecoming pro
gram for our returning servicemen on
April 25.—Mrs. B. B. Bethea, Recording
Secretary; Mrs. A. P. Foster, Correspond
ing Secretary; Mrs. Catherine Marks,
Treasurer.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Chapter,
Moore County Women’s Federation Clubs,
gift to the hospital included the following
number of towels and bath cloths:
Cameron Club, Mrs. Ollie Harrington,
President, 10 and 1.
Mt Zion Club, Mrs. L. E. Ferguson,
President, 6 and 6.
West End Club, Mrs. Ora McNeil,
President, 12 and 5.
Pinehiurst Club, Mrs. R. B. Crutchfield,
President, 25 and 15.
Aberdeen Club, Mrs. Eliza Cole, Presi
dent, 20 and 10.
Southern Pines Club, Mrs. Catherine
Marks, President, 22 and 15.
Jackson Springs Club, Mrs. Lillie Leak,
President, 7 and 1.
Jackson Hamlet Club, Mrs. Anna Rose,
President, 16 and 12.
East Wood Club, Mrs. Sylvia McKenny,
President, 10 and 2.
Carthage Club. Miss Tarba Tillman,
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THE ROLE OF YOUTH IN
THE VENEREAL DISEASE
CAMPAIGN
By MRS. MARY C. HOLLIDAY
Most of US in early childhood have had
our ears tingle from hstening to nursery
rhymes, jingles and fairy stories cleverly
told by our parents and teachers, and oft-
times by friends. Even to this day, we
find our memories refreshed by these ex
periences and our behavior greatly af
fected by them.
There were other stories perhaps not
so enjoyable, because of their nature, but
equally as effective, if not more so, that
might have been told that would have
guided the behavior of society, but there
was insufficient knowledge on the part
of those who knew the story essential to
health, and still a greater lack of knowl
edge on the part of those to hear it. So,
for fear of being branded as “indecent”
and probably of being ostracized, the
story so essential to health was withheld
that might have offset, to a great extent,
the ravages of the two most dreaded ene
mies to mankind—venereal diseases.
Ignorance on the part of society years
ago, no doubt, was to a great degree ac
celerated by the erroneous belief that
venereal diseases attacked only those of
low estate. Then, too, it was discussed
only in the hush-hush tone. It is quite
obvious that for centuries the two ene
mies—venereal diseases—have at the ex
pense of society’s ignorance continued to
be the plague of mankind.
We should be grateful today to live in
a country that through freedom of speech
and of the press sees fit to make available
to all of its citizens the true story rela
tive to venereal diseases! Through the
aforementioned mediums, society today is
constantly apprised of scientific studies
that show that no longer does it need to
linger under the erroneous belief that
venereal diseases have respective persons
or homes upon which to make their inva
sions.
Both syphilis and gonorrhea are not the
lot of one particular group, neither are
they segregated or confined to any one
region, state or town. They are every
where. During 1943, records show that
aside from heartache, misery and broken
homes, there was a total of 861,000 cases
of syphilis and gonorrhea reported, 70
per cent more than the combined total
of reported cases of diphtheria, malaria,
pneumonia, meninigitis, tuberculosis, in-
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