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)SEPH'S ORPHANAGE NUMBER SEC'IION , : i" / TWO II ..........  - u that nothing hi more de [ A dl | t that Catholic papers and i J 0 II 1 ntatoreshouldhavealarae ! D  i so that every one ma P Pv good reading whi [ [M warn*, and strengthens | 11% pl lea the Christian virtues. 3 IENF..DICTUS, PP.,XV, 1 we manufl . setl and xranteed gEY BAC! cking, da: a Suits fc te man w Come ck. You u will. RAU00 729, 731 !w York Branch, )T RI [ A Catholic Paper is a | Perpetual Mission- Pope Leo xIn "The Guardian" in i every home--our Motlo. The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas ae 10 Little Rock, Arkansas, Saturday, July 31, 1920 Number 7 ..=..._. VINCENT'S INFIRMARY INFLUENCE HAS ADDED TO THE IMPORT,00_NCE OF LITTLE ROCK AS WELL AS COUNTY AND ST.00TE town Steadily in Last Thirty Years. Home and Become a Class "A" Hospital Among National Institutions for the Sick. PATIENT In Peace and War an Agency Always to be Counted On. Will Add Fifty Rooms and Nurses ST. VINCENT'S STERIIAZA- TION PLANT. days of improvement, when rodern is taking the place ad inefficient methods, do not surprise us. replaced the violin in the by the organ, there was and many left the they thought the religion. What would if one of the modern with its great vol- had been installed. We Ms age have reasons to )ecause of the improve- l.ln all branches of civic fie. Improvements of a substantial anti scientific order that have nmdernized our public institu- tions, our thoroughfares, our homes and are of great benefit to our cxiht- ence. First Efforts in Behalf of Sick. In the early days of Little Rock, before the Civil War very little at- tention was given to the unfortunate, sick or afflicted. The only building used for either sick or the indigent, as far as records show, was he coun- ty poorhouse. During the war the Confederates utilized the ohl State- D house c.ur0000o00 ,.o 00orl surgical emergency cases. After I WOMEN'S WARD, ST. V1NCENT'S DIET KITCHEN AT ST. VINCENT'S retreat from the battle of Oak Hill, St. Andrew's Cathedral and other[ churches were used as hospitals for the wounded soldiers. W:hen the Fed- erals occupied the city they conveed St. John's College into a general hos- pital for the. army, where their wounded and sick were cared for. Afterward there was erected, where the Rock Island depot now stands, what was called the Freedmen's Bu- reau, which was devoted entirely to the care of Negroes under the care df the United States Government. Ladies' Beneficial Association. S.hmly after the war, about 1871 to '77, a society was organized whicl was known as the Ladies' Beneficial Association. Their object vas purely haritable work for the sick, poor and disabled, but they had no hospital building. After the Brooks-Baxter war in 1874, some old barracks re- maining in the Statehouse yard were given to the women for hospital pur- poses. These old shacks were built of rough 12-inch boards and fihe work, which depended entirely upon the be- nevolent responses of the ntiring so- licitations of Mrs. M. E. Haynix, pres- ident of the association, was conducted in a very povely-stricken way for several years. Aftevards permis- sion was given to the g'omen from the State to remove their buildings to Seventh and Victory streets, near where the Capitol building now stands. Railroads Make Provision. The Rock Island and Pine Bluff rail- way company had contracted with a family who lived at Second and Col- lins streets to care for tSe sick and disabled employees of that road. Dr. A. L. Braysacher was the local sur- geon. No trained nurses were avail- able and the care of the patients de- pentted on the family, or whoever would help in most needy times. The Missouri Pacific and Iron 5oun- tain railways, at that time had a few local surgeons for the care of sick or injured passengers and their em- ployees, for whom the road was le- gally responsible, but there was no hospital facilities provided for their mtients. Up to the time of the building of the Roots Memorial Hospitab Little Rock had no hospital accommodations whatever for the care of sick and dis- abled persons, except some private- enterpSscs that conducted hospital (Continued on Page 12.) NURSES CLASS ROOM OFFICERS kUGH, President 'INGLY, Vico President Vice President NFRO, Cashier SIMPSON, Assistant CaShier Mgr. Insurance Dept. Salesman *WNSEND, Saleslady IUGGS, Farm Salesman Mgr. Real Estate Dept. Mgr. Rent Dept. "The Service Bank of Little Rock" CENTRAL BANK Capital, $100,000 Surplus, $10,800 "United States Depoitory fay Postal Savings Funds." In every department of Banking, we are prepared to serve you in.a satisfactory manner. We invite your business. DIRECTORS: BEN l). SCHAAD D. HI CANTRELL S. G. DILLARI) M.C. HUTTON I, J. BAER PAT F. RING H. S. TURNER FRED A. SNODGRESS | JNO. R. FRAZER JOE JUNG | OTTO WEIDEMAN JOE STORTItZ [ JNO. H.TUOHEY H. W. ANDERSON  | i, ,