The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, August 26, 1939, City Edition, Page 2, Image 2

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    Mercy Hospital *011 gpot* Following Probe
Philadelphia, Aug. 17 (ANP)—
Tho long-expected explosion at
Mercy hosp'tal, one of the leading
and approved hospitals, operated
by Negroes, took place last week,
as the entire board of directors
•was asked to resign, the business
manager was dropped, steps taken
to reorganize the 32 year old in
With more alarm in what is not
said and not known, rather than
in what is known, there are rumors
of laxities in money matters and
gross inefficiencies in the admin
istrative departments of the hos
Dropped was Fleming D. Tuc
ker, for 20 years assistant super
intendent and business manager.
He was given a “leave of absence
without pay for incompetency.”
Others who are expected to be
affected in some fashion by the
present state of affairs are Dr.
Henry Minton, beloved superinten
dent and medical director; Dr,
Eugene Hinson, assistant director
and Miss Lulu Warlick, superin
tendent of the Nurses training
Supported by both state and the
Community fund, rumors have
long had it that Mercy was to be
reorganized, especially since the
Community fund has been finding
it difficult to raise money for all
the institutions needing it.
With the fund calling the sig
nals, a study was authorized, with
an eye to making economics. W.
A. Dent, business manager of
Flint-Good ridge hospital in New
Orleans, and Dr. C. Rufus Rorem,
of the American Hospital associa
tion, were called to Philadelphia
and what they found is responsible
for the drastic action here report
Among the directors resigning
were two who had been elected to
’ the board just about two weeks a.
'go, and who attended their first
meeting at the time the wholesale
resignations were ordered on Tues
day. These two are Dr. Leslie
Pinckney Hill, president of the
Christian Street YMCA.
Res'gned, too, is the nonogenar
an, Archdeacon Henry L. Phillips,
president of the board, who was
perhaps the leading spirit in the
founding of the hospital, and who
has been on its board ever since
it was started.
In an official statement, Eric
Biddle, executive secretary of the
Community fund, said that “the
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the study of Mercy’s conditions.
“Tho purpose of the proposed
reorganization plan is to further
strengthen and implement the
mecVcal services, finances and ad
ministration effic'ency < f an in
stitution that ha.< given long and
useful service to the community.
Dr. H. M. Minton continues to act
as superintendent of the hospital,
a post he has occupied since the
institution was founded.
Every member of the board re
fused to comment on the situation
beyond referring all inquiries to
either Mr. Biddle or Herbert E.
Millen, attorney of the hospital.
Mercy hospital is located in
West Philadelphia on a beaut'ful
campus, once occupied by the Phil
adelphia (Episcopal) Divinity
school. It is well equipped and
has a large ward and outpatient
service. Many of the country's
leading physicians served their in
ternship at Mercy.
In a statement on Wednesday
Mr. Tucker would only say this a
bout his dropping: “I don’t want
to say anything damaging to my
self, to the institution, to my
friends at Mercy or to the reor
ganization plans. I don’t know
where I am going to fit into the
picture after reorganization. I
have been at Mercy for 20 years.
I may have more to «ay later.”
Members of the Mercy board, in
addition to those mentioned before
are John W. Harris, realtor; the
Rev. John R. Logan, vicr, St. Si
mon’s Episcopal church; Magis
trate Joseph H. Rainey, William
S. Hagan, Franc's Fisher Kane
and Henry P. Patterson, member
of the executive board of the Phil
adelphia NAACP. the latter two
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Guide from—
WHEREAS, it has been brought
to the attention of Chicago Chap
ter, Association of Catholic Trade
Unionists that Armour and Com
pany have refused to enter into
negotiations with their employees
who have by election chosen the
Packinghouse Worker8 Organizing
Committee as their collectve bar
gaining agency, and
WHEREAS, the employes of Ar
mour & Company appear to have
grievances concerning hours
wages and working conditions
which cannot be resolvel to a solu
tion unless negotiations be enter
ed into in good faith and
WHEREAS, the practice of ne
gotiating industrial disputes is
made a moral duty by the Ency
clicals of Pope Leo XIII and Pope
Pius XI and a legal duty by the
National Labor Relations Act of
the United States of America,
WHEREAS, reports current
that Armour and Company are
disrupting the efforts of their
employees tQ organize a labor
union and are recruiting strike
breakers, to take the place of
these workers in the event of a
strike, are given credence by the
refusal of Armour & Company to
negotiate grievances, therefore be
RESOLVED that Chicago Chap
ter, Association of Catholic Trade
Unionists, demand as a matter of
legal and moral justice that Ar
mour and Company, to avoid pre
cipitating a strike that will of
necessity be wasteful of the com
munity’s human and economic as
set8 and costly to all concerned,
negotiate at once the grievances
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of their employes with the em
ployees’ chosen representatives,
the Packinghouse Workers Or.
ganizing Committee, and be it
RESOLVED that copies of this
resolution be sent to the manage
ment of Armour & Company, to
the Catholic, Secular and Labor
Press, and to all chapters of the
Association of Catholic Trade
Unionists in the United States
recommending that they take simi
lar action.
Chicago Chapter Ass’n of
Catholic Trade Unionists
President, Harry C. Read.
Washington, Aug. 17—(CNA)
Rep. Vito Marcantonio, New York
I.aborite , this week introduced a
bill designed to protect Puerto
Ricans against a discrimination by
Immigration officials.
Marcant'>n:o said that he had in
troduced his bill in order to cor
rect “ a most vicious and dUcrim
inattory practice against Puerto
Ricans” on the part of the Itureau
of Immigration of the Department
of labor.
He charged that ‘ Puerto Ricans
are being taken from boats upon
their arrival in New Yovk City
and brought to Ellis Island and
treated as al’ens, on the ground
that they must establish the citi
zenship of their parents.’’
Marcantonio’s bill provide3 that
all native Puerto Ricans ar? auto
matically aitizens of the United
NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (CNA)—
Progressives in this city and
throughout the nation this week
sharply assailed outrages against
the Negro people in two southern
states during the past fortnight.
Florida and Arkansas were the
two states involved. In the for
mer twfo white policemen were
charged with hanging two youths
to a tree and beating them to
force a confession in the alleged
theft of a watch and a pair of
trousers. In Arkansas, two other
youths, allegedly framed on
charges of rape, were legally
lyched when Governor Bailey re
fused eo review the case or ex
tend a stay of execution to the
At Ocala, Fla., Assistant State
Attorney James M. Smith an
nounced that Police Chief Law
ton Simms of unnelians was char
ged with the intent to commit
manslaughter and Officer Law
ton Beal was charged with being
an accessory in the torture of
two Negro youths.
The electrocution of Bubbles
Clayton and Jim X. Carruthers,
Arkansas youths, climaxed a bit
ter fight which had taken the case
of the two boys through the courts
Wash’ngton, D. C.—Official an
nouncement that the Federal
Theatre will be discontinued and
all affairs liquidated, rings down
the final curtain on eight hund
red Negro actors, directors, re
search workers, playwright, tech
nicians and other professional, un.
skilled and semi-sk’Tled workers
who found employment on the rolls
of the Work Projects Adminis
Colonel F. C. Harrington, Cjom
misiiioner of Work Projects, an
nounced fhis week that employees
of the Federal Theatre Project,
which was discontinued by the re
cently enacted Emergency Relief
Appropriation Act, will be carried
on the rolls for the full periods
authorized by the Act. These are
ono month for supervisory and
administrative employees and 3
months for certified workers.
However, the employment of a
largo proportion of the latter class
must be terminated on August 31
1939, due to another provision of
for four years and brought thou
sands of protests from justice
loving persons all over the coun
try. They were electrocuted June
'Bhe executions came after a
complicated series of runarounds
by Arkansas’ two similarly-nam
ed but unrelated chief executives,
Gov. Carl Bailey and Lieut-Gov.
Bob. Bailey. The governor, be
seiged during a visit to New York
by protests against the death sen
tences of the two youths, prom
the Act which requires the dis
missal by that date of all relief
workers, excepting veterans, who
have had cont'nuous employment
for more than 18 months. A large
number of the employees on the
theatre project fall in this cate
This action was taken after
Colonel Harrington had been as
sured by Representative Woodnim
the author of the provision that
was finally adopted, that although
the language of the Act permit
ted discretion, it was the intent of
the conferees that the workers
should be carried for the full per
iod that was permitted by the law.
During the month of July the
activities of as many as possible
of the workers on the Federal
project will be devoted to the li
quidation of the project and the
care and preservation of the mat
erials and supplies which had
been purchased for it.
For the two months beginning
August 1, during which relief em
ised to hold hearings on his re
turn to Little Rock, Ark. On his
return, however, he successfully
evaded delegations of white and
Negro organizations for two days,
then suddenly departed for Wash
ington. Meanwhile Bob Bailey, in
authority during the governor’s
absence, took the petition that it
would he “unethical’’ for him to
hear any review of the case or
too post-pone the executions ex
cept on request of the governor.
Meharry Holds
World Record
On Training
Negro Doctors
—- s
Nashville, Tenn. Aug. 17 (By
E. L. Hercules, Calvin Service)—
Of all the medical schools in the
world, Meharry Medical College is
known as the one that has done
the most in the training of colored
students for the f:eld of medicine.
This institution is so well known
that it would be useless to recall
its history. Suffice to say that it
was organized in 1876 as the
Medical Department of the Cen
tral Tenessee College. On October
13, 1915, it was granted a new
charter by the State of Tennessee
whereby it could operate as a sep
arate and corporate institution.
Throughout the years, Meharry
has turned out highly trained phy
sicians, surgeons, dentists and
nurses who have rendered valua
ble service to humanity in all
parts of the world.
President Edward L. Turner
Today, the school is under the
leadership of President Edward L.
Turner. He is ably assisted by a
large and competent staff of doc
tors, dentists, and nurses, all of
whom are interested in giving the
students a medical education, the
molds of which are adjusted to
leave their imprint upon the char
[ acter, social tendencies, physica
bearing, emotional and intellect
ual habits of the students. This
schools embraces departments of
Medicine, Dentistry, Nurse Train
ing, and a School for Dental Hy
The School of Medicine is equip
ped with the most modern instru
ments and offers all the necessary
courses. The Associate of Dean of
the School of Medicine is Dr. M.
J. Bent, who is also Professor of
Bacteriology. He has done exten
sive research in this field, and has
contributed various articles upon
the subject to numerous medical
publications. Thirty-five students
graduated from this Department
at the end of the last school year.
Dental School
In the Dental School there are
thirty-six members. This number
is an increase of eight upon that
of last year. The high degree of
success that th’s Department has
achieved is made possible to a
great extent through the contri
butions of Mr. George Eastman
of the Eastman Kodak Company.
His last contribution was $200,000
The equipment in this department
is some of the best to be found
anywhere. There are 53 chairs, and
the instruments and other acces
sories are the most modern and
expensive. First prominent white
Nashville dajitists of national rep
utation render free service in th*s
department. Special attention is
paid to the course in Oral Hygiene.
The head of this Department is
Dean D. H. Turpin. This year,
for the first time, a post-graduate
course in dentistry was offered.
Nursing School
The new administration has
shown a vital interest in the
School of Nursing; recogzizes the
potentialities and advantages of
this field, and is endeavoring to
develop a program of public health
nursing for both undergraduate
and graduate nurses. The present
faculty organization of the School
of Nursing includes a Dean, o Sup
erintendent of Nurses, an Assist
ant Superintendent of Nurses, an
Educational Director, nine Super
visors, four Head Nurses and 24
graduate bedside nurses. The
teaching faculty of the School of
Nursing is supplemented by the
faculty of the Medical School of
Meharrry, Fisk University, Van
derbilt University, Riverside San
itarium and the Peabody College
for Teachers in Nashville. At pre
sent there are thirty-one students
taking the three-year course in
Nurse Training. The Dean of this
school is Hulda M. Lyttle.
A special course for graduate
physicians is offered during the
Graduate Course
summer. The first effort in this
direction was made last year. The
ployees will be borne on the rolls,
no activities will be carried on.
This is for the reason, Colonel
Harrington explained, that it is
not possible to operate any of the
activities of the project without
administrative and supervisory
Every attempt will be made to
transfer certified employes of the
Federal Theatre project to other
projects of the WPA. However,
it is estimated that an average of
approximately 5,500 certified em
ployees will be carried on the
project for the rest of July and
during August and September at
the cost of approximately $850,000.
The extra cost of carrying ad
ministrative and supervisory em
ployees throughout the month of
July is estimated at an additional
Federal Theatre units which suc
cessfully employed Nigro workers
including actors, carpenters, elec
tricians, property men, scenic and
costume designers, et cetera, were
located in Hartford, Conn., Bos
ton, Mass., New York City, New
ark, New Jersey; Philadelphia,
Penn., Seattle, Washington; Los
Angeles and San Franicsco, Cali
fornia. In Raleigh, North Caro
I'na, Negroes were engaged in
directing community activities in
the theatre. A community of about
fifty colored citizens was built up
and plays were presented regu
Outstanding productions by all
Negro or mixed units of the Fed
eral 'Theatre included MACBETH,
MIKADO. Several of these plays
enjoyed a run of three hundred
performances. Upwards of one
million people are estimated to
have witnessed the productions
of Negro units of the Federal
The number*, 1 to 0, on th* board refer to the arithmetical and
alphabetical notation* on the dial. The teet of iklll conalit* in
forming a magic square reading five words across and live words
down, as defined. Pick the right letter for each and every space
to obtain a complete solution.
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Second Row—English historian.
Third Row—To free.
Fourth Row—More Independent.
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great success of that venture^
caised the authorises to decide
Jo offer the course annual.y. This
year the course ran from June- 5
through June 17. The staff mem
bers assisting in this post-gradu
ate course are all well experienced
and highly trained in their re$pec.
tive specialties. This course has
been designed to bring practical
information in utilizable form ito
the graduate physician. It is hoped
that the response to this course
will stimulate repeated courses
each year, and that it eventually
may lead to longer post-graduate
courses in the specialties as well
as in general medicine.
“Second to None'’
President Turner aims to make
Meharry ultimately gain its goal
of “an institution second to none.”
With such a conscientious, far
sighted, and energetic like him at
the helm, it is certain that this
goal will soon be attained. Presi
dent Turner, who holds degrees
both the Univereity of Pennsyl
vania and the University of Chi
cago, is well known in the medical
world, have given thirteen years
of sacrifical service in Beirut,
Syria, before coming to Meharry
in 1936. He holds membership in
the leading medical associations
and societies of the country, and
has made numerous publications
in the fields of physiology and
internal medicine. This man who is
so deeply interested in relieving
human suffering through the aid
of medical science, is most as
suredly making Meharry second to
none in the realm of medical
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dark cloud of ignorance, can prove
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She ha* a dozen pretty colored
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And an old and badly soiled towel
to wipe his hands before dinner.
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