13 Nurses Finish at Hospital

Thirteen seniors of South Carolina State hospital school of nursing were graduated at exercises last night in the hospital auditorium.

The address to the class was delivered by the Rev. J. O. Smith, pastor of Washington Street Methodist church, who built his message around prerequisites for a creative profession.

There are a great many disturbances in the world, bringing up numerous and weighty problems, but the biggest problem ultimately is with ourselves, the pastor said.

The three matters one has to deal with, he said, are “we matter,” “our work matters” and “people’s matters.”

Explaining more fully, he said one must make sure of oneself, have and appreciation for self, care for the reverence self and personality. “To thine ownself be true.”

As to work matters, he said the graduate nurse was especially concerned, and that her work would so materially affect others.

It is not so much what happens to things in the world – it is the people that count, he added.

Dr. C. F. Williams, hospital superintendent, presided at the exercises, and diplomas were presented by Christie Benet, chairman of the board of regents. Miss Beulah Gardener, superintendent of nurses, led in the Florence Nightingale pledge.

Musical included violin solos by Adrian Hallman and offerings by the hospital orchestra. Prayer was offered by the Rev. J. O. Kempson, hospital chaplain.

A recreation was held at the Mills building after the exercises.

The following received diplomas;

Oliver Margaret Frey, Fairforest; Frances Angelina Geer, Converse; Carrie Grace Grubbs, Blackville; Willie Blanche Horton, Cassatt; Thelma Mavis Hutto, Gaston; Sunie Mac Johnson, Goldville; Elizabeth Keith, Blaney; Annie Mae Lawhon, Timmonsville; Ethel Anita Lybrand, Wagner; Mary Lee Meetze, Lexington; Jeannie Lou Morgan, Edgefield; Mary Elizabeth Rutherford, Salley, and Essie Mae Smith, Smoaks.

June 7, 1941  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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