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Temperance Week, O.M.C., 1959

October 21, 2008

Canadian Union Messenger, March 4, 1959

A temperance week featuring the many aspects of healthful living was conducted at O.M.C, February 1-7 by Kenneth Manuel temperance committee chairman; David Gay, assistant chairman; Janet Self, secretary; Linda Craig, treasurer and Mr. David Igler, speaker.

Temperance topics were presented in five joint worship sessions in the evening, two chapel services, and the Friday evening vesper service. “Cancer by the Carton”, a motion picture dealing with the harmful effects of tobacco and “Out of the Night”, another picture presenting the fact that an alcoholic can reform only with God’s help were presented in two of the meetings. Highway patrolman P. C. “Casey” Hilliard spoke in another session of his observation that most highway accidents are in some way related to alcohol. In one of the chapel services Dr. W. C. Sands discussed tobacco, cigarette filters and lung cancer. Other speakers were Rev. Smalley of the Ontario Temperance Federation and Elder Rudy Knauft.

At each session except the Friday evening vespers Roy Malcolm gave a short punch in words, statistics, dialogue or demonstration form, against various kinds of intemperance.

After the close of the special week the committee launched into other activities. They are planning to sponsor a temperance contest which will include speeches, essays, poster preparation and jingle writing. It is their hope to post some of the winning jingles on the highways near Oshawa. Also the committee is planning a Sabbath church service in the College Church to emphasize temperance February 28.

McClelan Memorial Hospital, 1953

October 21, 2008

Canadian Union Messenger, June 3, 1953

Riverside Hospital Entertains Community

THE staff of our hospital (McClelan Memorial Hospital) at Riverside, New Brunswick played host to the community on National Hospital Day, May 12. A good response was shown as the local citizens visited the hospital for a tour. After the tour a programme was presented in the community hall.

Mrs. Ruth Sands, supervisor of the nursing staff, gave the story of Florence Nightingale, whose birthday is May 12. Mrs. Haves, a staff nurse, depicted Flor-ence Nightingale. A coloured scenic movie, and a new cancer prevention film were shown as well as kodachrome slides of the Loma Linda division of the College of Medical Evangelists.

The ladies of the local Women’s In stitute served refreshments at the close of the programme.

The hospital tour and the programme were accepted very well by the community people present and we heard some very good reports later. They appreciate the service they receive while in the hospital and consider the care they receive while there the best they could possibly get. We sent in a write-up of tbe hospital-day ac tivities and a picture of the hospital to the Moncton Times-Tran script and they gave us very good space in their paper.

The McClelan Memorial Hospital, often referred to as the Riverside Hospital is owned by the county, and supervised by a Board of Trustees made up of prom inent business men in the community. It was founded in 1919, and named after a former governor of New Brunswick who sponsored the original hospital. In the fall of 1947, Dr. and Mrs. Martin Hoehn came to Riverside and reopened the hospital and staffed it mainly with Seventh-day Adventist help.

In July, 1952, Dr. Hoehn accepted a call to Jamaica, BWI, to be in charge of the Andrews Memorial Hospital and we came here to carry on the good work that he had started.