YOUR HOSPITAL NEWS
Here are a few questions that
we have been asked. The answer
to them are insimple LAY-TERMS.
We are trying to publish each
week some news about pour hos
pital and what we can and will do
for our patients.
Q. Why are Hospital Costs Higher
A. There are three main reasons:
1. Hospitals have had to raise
wages and salaries to secure
enough nurses, technicians and
other personnel to care adequately
2. Next to salaries, the most ex
pensive item is food which has
doubled in cost.
3. Everything a hospital uses
costs more today. The cost of X-ray
machines and equipment has in
creased 100 per cent. Even the coal
and other fuels that heat the hos
pitals have doubled in cost.
Q. Why Pass Increased Costs On
To Cs The Patients?
A. You will surely agree that those
who get service should pay for it.
It is the hosypital’s responsibility
to safeguard the health of all pat
ients to provide, day and night,
all the scientific skills and resour
ces yoyu may need. When life is
in jeopardy everything possible
must be done for the patient, re
gardless of cost.
Q. Is Everything You Bill Cs For
Q. How About All Those Laltora
tory Tests On This Bill?
A. Your doctor ordered them as a
help in diagnosis; these tests are
necessary in order to safeguard
Q. But Why Should They Cost
What They Do Just To Stick A
Needle In My Finger To Draw A
A. You’re forgetting the man be
hind the microscope, and the train
ed technicial staff required in the
hospital laboratory. The man who
checked your laboratory test is a
doctor of machine whose specialty
is laboratory research and analysis.
His laboratory finding might tell
whether or not tht piece of tissue
means cancer, or when the slow
clotting time of your blood indi
cates danger under surgery and
manv other things. He and his
highly trained staff give your doc
tor a detailed picture of you. Some
tests require hours to complete.
Q. What Alwiut The Operating
Room Charge? Isn’t Tat A High
Renta! Just To Use A Little Room
For So Short A Time?
A. If it were an ordinary room
the answer would be “YES' . But
it’s far more than that. Preparing
the room for an operation always
requires the services of a number
of people. The operating room
must be surgically cleaned. That
requires endless scrubbing, laund
ering of all gowns, towels and j
Inens: sterilization of bundles eon
taining sponges and othi r mater- j
ial, of rubber gloves and instru- j
ments. Every detail must be hand- i
led with the utmost care and pre
Q. You Do That For Every Oper
A. Yes. Without exception. And we
provide the staff that assists your
surgeou and anesthetist at least
three nurses, as well as internes
and resident doctors. Their services
are a]l included in your operating
Q.I Realize That No One Makes A
Profit From A Voluntary Hospital
Such As This, But Still The
Charges Seem High.
A. You may be sure that this hos
pital’s charges are no higher than
are necessary. Even with today’s
higher charges most voluntary hos
pitals lose money.
Q. Why? I Thought You Said The
Increased Costs Were Passed
Along To Us, The Patients.
A.Not entirely. Not only are there
many patients who cannot pay the
cost of their care, but there are
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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF FORSYTH COUNTY & CITY OF CUM MING
DEVOTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORSYTH. FULTON, CHKRO KUE. DAWSON, LUMPKIN. HAM. AND GWINNEIT COUNTIES.
(City Population 2,500)
other general expenses which can
not be absorbed in charges to indi
vidual patients. For example, hos
pital equipment is expensive. A
single serilizer may cost $5,000; a
portable X-ray machine $2,000
more. The equipment for an X-ray
department might well cost over
Q. But You Can Use Hospital
Equipment A Long Time And Get
Your Money Back, Can't You?
A. No. Much hospital equipment
becomes obsolete before it wears
out and must be replaced to give
the patient the full benefits of
modern medicine. To keep pace
with the progress of medical
science in fighting disease, new
equipment is being devised con
stantly to do a more efficient life
Q. What About Your Daily Room
Rate? That’s Much Higher Than
It Used To Be?
A. You have a room especially de
signed and equipped to care for the
sick. Numerous changes of linen
are required and you know what
has happened to the price of sheets
and laundry costs. Special foods
are prepared for you, on your
doctor’s orders you are served three
meals in bed. Our dietitian’s staff
figures out to the fraction of a
fram the patients diet. Only the
best foodstuffs are used top
I quality vegetables, fruits, and
'meats; fresh eggs, milk and butter.
Well you know what yyour groc
ery bill is like these days, so you
should understand what all this
costs the hospital.
Q. I Suppose Your Payroll Cost
Has Gone Up Too?
A. Yes, salaries and wages are the
highest in history and it requires
a large personnel to provide the
service necessary in a hospital.
Staffs greatly reduced during the
war are being brought back to
normal. Not only doctors and nur
ses and highly skilled technicians,
but maids, laundry Workers, kitch
en employees, engineers, office
workers an dall the rest. To opec
ate all the departments a hospital,
each patient requires the service of
approximately two hospital employ
ees, whereas even the finest* hotels
have only one employee for on
guest. These people have to ho
paid adequate salaries, such as
they might receive elsewhere.
Q. But What About Patients Who
Can’t Afford To Pay?
A. When care is needed admission
to a hospital must not be denied
because the patient is unable to
pay. Therefore, all voluntary hos
pital give free service to the poor.
Patients treated in our wards and
out-patient departments pa v what
ever part of the cost thev can
afford to pay, or are treated with
Q. What About City Hospitals?
A. City hospitals do not have room
to care for all indigent sick. A
substantial number of indigent pat
j ients come to voluntary hospitals,
j The city pays a fixed rate for
j their care. The difference between
j payments by the city and our
j costs must be made up by philan
Ithropy. Yes. Aside from what pat
| ients 3re able to pay, voluntary
j hospitals must depend on private
donations, income from endowment
funds, and other contributions.
Q. I’m Beginning To Understand
What Hospitals Arp Up Against.
But That Doesn’t Pay My Hospital
Bill. I Need Every Penny To Cover
Everyday Uiving Costs.
iA. There are several ways of tak
|ing care of your hospital bills by
, having a Family Group Insurance
of your choice, or on prepay ar
rangements with the hospital and
doctors on maternity cases. Your
hospital and doctors will be glad
to inform you of these plans.
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Gumming Georgia, Thursday, July 30, 1959.
Summer Revival At
Sunday, Aug., 2
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Reverend Blake Craft
| The CUMMING METHODIST
CHURCH will hold its annual sum
mer Revival beginning on Sunday
evening, August 2, at 8:00 o’clock.
The Reverend Blake Craft, pastor
of the Burns Memorial Methodist
Church in Augusta, eorgia, will be
' The Rev. Mr. Craft has served
three churches in our county: Mid
way, Shiloh and eßthelview. He
has had wide experience in the
evangelistic field; he has also serv
ed as a Navy Chaplain in World
War 11, and as Secretary on the
State Board of eterans’ Service.
I Our evangelist is a graduate
of ATS Foundation, Vanderbilt
• School of Religion, with a B. D.
degree. He holds a Doctor of Laws
degree from the Atlanta Law
In addition to the evening ser
vices Sunday through Friday,
there will also be a morning fellow
ship group Monday through Friday
from 8:45 until 9:00. The schedule
is as follows:
MONDAY—Mize Brothers Hard
ware Cos. —Clyde Mize, host
TUESDAY Pittard Insurance
Agency—John Pittard, host
WEDNESDAY Lipscomb Rural
Electric Appliance Cos. W. E
“Bud” Llipscomb,’ host
THURSDAY Western Auto Asso
ciate Store—Frank Bragg, host
FRlDAY—Jackson Building ioffice
of Attorney Watson) —Col. Jess
i H. Watson, host
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend these services.
Why Men Join
The Veterans Of
Of approximately twenty million
veterans in this country today,
less than five billion belong to any
veterans organization. Many veter
ans of World War 2, have never
understood that the V. F. W. and
other similar groups, paved the
way for G. I. veterans benefits. As
a result too many World War 2
veterans do not understand why
they owe it to themselves to join
the veterans groups to which they
You may not be in need of bene
fits today, but sickness and mis
fortune have been known to wipe
out fortunes overnight. No veteran
knows when he or his loved ones
may be in need of the assistance
provided by veterans benefits if
you as a veteran participate in
any of these benefits and do not
belong to a veterans organization.
You are not doing anything to pro
tect you and your family against
possible emergenices— SO JOIN
YOUR LOCAL V. F. W. POST
Senior Vice Commandder
REV. MARCUS REED
RETURNS FROM TRIP
Rev. Marcus C. Reed has return
ed from his trip to the Bible lands,
and plans to tell of his experiences
each Sunday night, beginning this
week, at the First Baptist Church.
Cumming. He will show color
slides of each ol the ten different
countries which he visited. The
public is invited to attend these
services each Sunday at 8:15 P. M.
Congressman Phil Landrum of
Georgia announces that the Edu
cation and Labor Committee of the
House of Representatives has re
ported out a labor reform bill. It
is anticipated that the bill will
reach the floor of the House of
Representatives for final action
within the next few days.
The bill is composed of seven
sections which provide for (1) a
bill of rights for union members
(2) a reporting and disclosure of
union financial statements (3)
rules governing union trusteeships
over subordinate unions (4) rules
governing union elections (5) safe
guards for labor organizations and
fiduciary responsibilities for union
agents (6) miscellaneous provisions
and (7) amendments to the Labor
Management Relations Act of 1947
The purpose of the bill is to
prevent abuses to rank and file
union members and to give all
members a voice in union affairs.
Recent investigations into the prac
tices and policies of various unions
and union officials show an urgent
need for corrective legislation to
protect the public and the union
member from these abuses. The
bill as reported from the Education
and Labor Committee is a some
what weakened version of the re
cently passed Kennedy-Ervin Bill
in the Senate.
In discussing the reported bill.
Congresman Landrum had this to
say: “The american people are de
manding that legislation be enacted
to correct the widespread abuses
of some labor union officials. A
few of the many abuses and forms
of corruption uncovered by the
House and Senate labor commit
tees are as follows: some union
j officers have appropriated union
moniy to their own personal use:
union members have been denied
the right to nominate and vote for
j officers of their own choice; many
unions are becoming deminated by
gangsters; many small business
men have been forced into bank
ruptev by the use of illegal pickets
and boycotts and many others
have been coerced into recognizing
a union as the representative of
his employees in order to avoid the
consequences of illegal picketing
and boycotts, even though the era
ployees did not wish to join that
particular union; ad in one case
three union members in California
were expelled from their union on
charges of conduct unbecoming a
union member because they had
supported the right to work law in
that state against the wishes of
“This disregard of the basic and
inherent rights of American citi
zens, union members and small
businessmen must be halted. Un
fortunately, the bill as reported by
the Committee does not adequately
deal wwith these violatons and
abuses. A stronger and more posi
tive bill is needed and I am sure
that an all out attempt will be
made to strengthen the b’ll when
it reaches the floor of the House
Congressman Landrum is Chair
man of the Subcommittee on Labor
Standards and ranking member of
the Committee on Education and
Under New Fire
ATLANTA Certain classes of
Georgia propert owners are expect
ed to save approximately $260,000
annaully under new insurance rat
ing schedules on fire-resistive and
non combustible properties effec
tive as of July 22. 1959. Insurance
Commissioner Zack D. Cravey an
Prepared by the Georgia Inspect
ion and Rating Bureau, the sche
dules were necessitated b new meth
ods of building construction which
have come into practice in recent
vears, explained Commissioner
He said there would be some
cases where the premiums perforce
would be moderatelv increased, de
pending on the risk of the build
U. S. not worried by reported
County Population 15,000.
Revival At Midway
M. E. Church Starts
Sunday, August 2nd.
Reverend Forrest L. King
The pastor, Rev. William M.
Winn, preaches the opening ser
mon of the weeks Revival, Sunday
at 11000 A. M.
The Revival Evangelist, will
preach the evening sermon of the
opening day at 8:00 P. M. and each
evening thru the week at the same
hour. He is the Revernd Forrst L.
King, prsently pastor of the Lake
wood Heights Methodist Church of
Atlanta, and comes as one of the
forceful soul winning preachers
of the OLD TIME GOSPEL.
ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT OF the
REVIVAL will come on the closing
Sunday, August 9th. which has
been set up as HOMECOMING
DAY, with Dinner on the Church
grounds and the preaching in the
morning worship hour by the new
ly appointed District Superintend
ent of the Atlanta-East District of
The Methodist Conference, Dr. W.
Rembert Sisson. After the fellow
ship Dinner on the grounds. Dr.
i Sission will hoi dthe first Quarter
|ly Conference for the Midway
iOcee Charge in the Sanctuary of
I the Midway Church.
EVERY ONE IS CORDIALLY
| INVITED TO ATTEND THESE
(Carried to Society Page)
The local Cancer Society has
been conducting a campaign to
raise funds for the various activi
ties in which they participate. I
don’t know how successful this
j campaign has been.
| Since this work is going on at
! present it might be good to look
jat some facts concerning one typo
j I know of at least one family
iin the oounty who is vitally inter
lested in the research work con
j cerning leukemia. They have a
I child under five years of age with
Here are some facts which might
be of interest to others in the
community. The general public be
lieves that leukemia ooccurs mostly
iin children. Quite the opposite is
jtrue. Though leukemia is one of
jthe foremost killers of children be
tween the ages of 1 -15, it actually
kills five times more adults.
The impression persists that leu
kemia is a rare disease. It is not.
It now takes about 11,0000 Ameri
can lives annually not far short
jof the national death rate from all
forms of tuberculosis.
It is not widely enough known
either that leukemia is a growing
health problem in the United States
and is almost rampantly on the in
crease, more so than any other
form of cancer except lung cancer.
This increase occurs in both males
and females in the older age
groups. For some reason as yet
j unknown, the death rate among
has shown a tendency to
: level off within the past decade.
The above is taken from an
article on Leukemia published in
the Spring edition of Cancer News.
Contact your Cancer Society and
secure information on their func
tions and how you or your neigh
bor may get their help should the
Need for young blood is mutual
■ funds cited.
IN MEMORY OF BROTHER
JOHN HENRY' WORLEY
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on
Wednesday June 24, 1959, Brother
John Henry Worley departed this
life and answered the summons of
the Grand Master of the Universe.
Brother Worle v fulfilled the dut
ies of life well, by serving his
country, his neighbor, his brother
and his Lodge, unselfishly and un
The cherished memory of our
departed Brother will be inshrined
in our hears and memory forever.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
1. e extend his family our deep
2. This Lodge stand a few min
utes in silence in memory of our
3. This resolution be recorded in
the permanent records of the
4. A copy of this resolution be
sent to the family.
5. A copy be furnished Forsyth
County News for publication.
Respectfully submitted, in open
Lodge, this 21st day of July, 1959.
L. W. HOLBROOK
LLOYD G. WRIGHT
OPEN HOUSE AT
HOSPITAL, AUG„ 19
The Forsyth County Hospital
will celebrate the Second Anni
versary of it’sopening with OPEN
House on Wedndesday August 19.
The public is cordially invited
to visit t*he hospital between the
hours of 9 A. M. and 5 P. M.
, The Auxiliary Volunteers will
be on duty to conduct visitors on
a Tour of Inspection.
All “Future Citizens” have been
born in the hospital since it opened
,wi!l have their picture displayed in
Water Supply Contami
nation Greater During'
Dry Summer Months
j Insects and rodents seem to bo
I the major cause of rural water
I supply contamination during dry
] summer months according to our
[local health department.
It is said that insects and rodents
[are finding their way into many
'dug wells due to faulty coonstruet
ion of well curbs, faulty construct:
ed covers and through openings
[around piping where it goes thru
the casing into the well.
The local health department re
commends that every one using a
dug well, examine condition around
the well and make repairs where
ever necessary. These repairs are
far less expensive than having to
clean out and sterilize wells after
Mr. Nelms, County Sanitarian is
always available and ready to as
sist you in any way toward de
veloping water supplies to assure
you of pure drinking water.
Jaycettes Met July 21
At Community House
The new club of the Forsyth
■ County Jaycettes met July 21, 1959
at the Community House, Cum
ming, Georgia with seven members
of J. C’s wives present.
Those present to help organize
the new club of our Forsyth Coun
[ty J. C‘s wives Were: Mrs. Frances
Sosebee, President of Canton Jay
[cettes, Mrs. Frances Poole,, Mrs.
Rachel Pettis, Mrs. Joanne Ehler,
[Mrs. Liz Bramblett all of Canton.
[President Mrs. Roy Otwell, Jr.
V. President Mrs. A. Y. Howell
Secretary—Mrs. Joe Spooner
Treasurer—Mrs. Bob Gordon
.Publicity Mrs. Lawrence Gordon
Those in charge of our Constitu
tion and by-laws sre Mrs. William
Fagan and Mrs. Julian Gravitt.
j The next meeting will be August
.3rd at the home of Mrs. Lawrence
Gordon at 8 O’clock. Those who
seek further information call any
of the above officers.
On August 31st there is to be
an outing by the J. C’s for all
J. C’s and their wives Ask yowr
husband J. C. for details.
Al] Jaycettes must be a wife of
a J. C.