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s ■ 5r ?£ s TAP 1931 Apmij School of I lursinq WallGr IkggcI Hospital Wasninqton, U- L . il! Wo fix? § m m ■ W ; " i S i S FOREWORD The editors of the 1931 edition of ' ' Taps " present this book to the Stu- dents. Alumnae and friends of the Army School of Nursing with the hope that they will find embodied in it some of the same spirit of love and loyalty which so vividly characterized the first Annual of 1921. m DEDICATION The Class of 1931 dedicates This Our Year Book to Rt TM I. who for three years has watched our progress with friendly interest, ohserv- ing our little joys and sorrows with quiet amusement, yet ever ready to guide us when danger threatened and to give us good counsel from her rich field of experience. 1 t M. j. Cits. Mkkritte W. Ireland The Suracoii General M. j . Julia C. Sti msi in Dean, Army School of Nursing A garden is a lonesome tiling, God wot! Rose plot, Fringed pool, ' Fern ' d grot — The veriest school Of peace ; and yet the fool Contends that God is not — Not God! in gardens! when the eve is coolf Nay, but I have a sign; ' Tis very sure God walks in mine. Thomas E. Brown. £__ f . -tapS OFFICERS OF INSTRUCTION Colonel William L. Keller, M. C, Director of Surgical Institution and Clinics Colonel Edward B. Yeddek, M, C, Director. Department of Preventive Medicine and Clinic Pathology L J Col. Ernest R. Gentry, M.C. .Director of Medical Instruction and Clinics Major Norman T. Kirk, M.C -Imputations and Orthopedic Conditions Major Oscar P. Snyder, D.C Oral Manifestations of Systemic Diseases Major Charles B, Kendall. M.C General Medicine Major J. Vincent Falisi, M.C Microbiology and Pathology Major Frank U. Francis, M.C, Communicable Disease; Dermatology; Diet in Disease; Pediatrics Major William S. CULPEPPER, M.C Olo-Rhino-Earyngology Major [auEs D. Hi ' dnall, M.C Emergency Nursing — Medical Major Fred E. Hicksijn, M.C Gynecology; Obstetrics Major Charles R. Lax utax. M.C Ncuro-Surgery Major Lvnn H. Tinc.ay, D.C Oral Hygiene Major J ames C. KunrKofcn, M.C Urology and Venereal Diseases Major John J. Moore, M.C Roentgenology Major Roy F. Brown, M.C Ophthalmology Major John G. KnalEr, M.C Diet in Disease; General Medicine Major Roy D. Stout, D.C Oral Surgery; Oral focal Infections Major Charles R. McellER. M.C Did in Disease; General Medicine Major GEORGE E. Lindow, M.C Sanitary Science Major Harold Y. K i ndErmax. M.C, Septic Surgery: Empyema; Principles of Surgery; Emergency Nursing — Surgical Major Joseph R. Darnall, M.C Diet in Disease; General Medicine Major Frank T. ChambERLIn, M.C. .. .Drill and Transportation of Patients Major Carlton C. STarkES, M.C Anesthesia. Bandaging Captain John Y. Cleave, M.A.C Elements of Administra. ' on Captain Farle G. G. M.C Materia Medico Page Nineteen __-» TAPS SUPERVISORS 1st Lieutenant, Mary W. Tobin, A.N.C. Director of the Army School of Nursing 1st Lieutenant, Ruth 1. Tayloh, A.X.C. 1st Lieutenant, L,. Gertrude Thompson, A.N.C. 1st Lieutenant, Myrtle P. Hodckins, A.N.C. 1st Lieutenant. Ruth D. Johnson, A.N.C. 2nd Lieutenant, Mildred C. Elms. A.N.C. 2nd Lieutenant , M. GENEVIEVE Phillips, A.N.C. 2nd Lieutenant, Rosalie D. Calhoun, A.X.C. 2nd Lieutenant, Gladys Samples. A.N.C. Page Twenty-one _- -rAPS ID " 3i , WARD SURGEONS Post Surgeon Major James R. rludnall Wards 1.4 Major F. John Lieberman Wards 2. 5 Major Roy Brown Ward 6 Major Arden Freer Ward 7 .Major Fred 1!. H- ' ckson Ward 8 Major Carlton C. Starkes Ward ( » Lieutenant Ralph V. Plew Ward 10 Major Richard T. Arnest Ward 11 Major Percy Carroll Ward 12 Captain Paul A. Brickey Wards 14, 15 .Major William S. Culpepper ,,. , . ._ 10 ... w (Major Patrick S. Madigan Ward.- lh. . 18. ' ». JO.... J i • ci c , ,i Major Lleve C. Odom Major John S. Gibson Ward 21 Major Fred B. Hickson Wards 24. 25. 2 Major Frank 1 ). Francis U ard 2 Major James C. Kimbrough Ward 28 Major Charles B. Kendall Ward 29 Captain Earle G. Standlee Ward 30 Captain Ray 11. Scaggs Ward 31 Major William R. T. Rhinehardt N ard 32 Major Joseph R. Darnall aids 33, 34 35 »r • tm • - -n ' Major Elgin C . Pratt Ward 36 -vr • 7 , r . T - Major John G. knaucr Ward 37 Major Charles R. Mueller Ward 38 t • . » » i T Lieutenant Alonzo Dawson Ward G. L " -w.- , , „ T .. , Alajoi James C. Kimbrough Page Twenty-two . » -(., . J — — ' — —5 — — i J — i J 5 - £ J i i J ftj i j i wggfi - ii ■(£+ £ ! 3§K£ • i $ , i 4 J rt i i 9 i l 4 i J S ' j •gSBg -i ' jr ' 4 $SKf 4 i J 4 -i i« m SENIORS ft 3 f « - J£i j} j i i J ij • ' £ .£ " i it i i •£ i " i 5 i3: J i " i ' i. ' iif ' i ' i ? J i ' r ■ £ S -i i " - ft ? __ -TAPS CLASS OFFICERS President Myrtle Winnes Vice President Arline Wilson Secretary Elaine Coughlin Treasurer Elizabeth Bilisoly Honorary Member Ruth I Taylor Page Twenty-five — ■ t PS IO-3l r _ MESSAGE FROM CLASS PRESIDENT AFTEK three years we arrive at our goal, and thrusting- forth eager hands to grasp it. we find it gone. Again we are facing new fields to con- quer But would we have it otherwise " : Looking back over the many months spent here and on our affiliations, we must realize what the experience has meant to us — the joys and griefs, the hard work and play, the tears and laughter, all intermingled. The close ties of friendships formed, the gladness and sorrow shared, have gone to weave a tapestry as rich as ever woven by the old Persians. It will be cherished forever in our house of memories. Though widely scattered we will ever be united by bonds welded by the rich examples set us during these years. And may my sincere good wishes for vour happiness and future success follow you after you have left WALTER REED. Myrtle L. Winnes. Page Twenty-six _- TAPS lD 3l r__ ZEXOB1.A A. BAKER Louisburgi N. C. " J ' om a;r a person of sonic interest. one comes to you And takes strange gain away. " ESTHER E. BARNETT Ertwfiidsville, 111. " She has the glad voting smile thai poppies wear J a quiet gardens when the day comes FRANCES J. BERNASEK Edwardsvillo, 111. " But if she smiled a light was on tier face. A clear, cool kindliness. " Page Twcnty-scvcn _— a TAPS I D 3 1 r ELIZABETH BILISOLY Washington, I). C. " 1 am impervious, 1 do no! need For food or warmth, or sight of for- eign shore I have enough to meet the hour ' s need. ' DAISY V. BOLEY Roanoke, Va. 7 am agog for news; on tiptoe for a chat. " ELEANOR L. BOOTH Burlington, t. " 1 leant a brook and pine trees. 1 want a storm to blow Long-lunged across the looming hills, with rain and sleet and snow. " Page Twenty-eight — ■ TAPS I 9 5 I r NAOMI BRYAN Columbus, N. J. ' Come, tell me Coz, — what do the ladies wear? The kirtles prithee, are they full this year? " STELLA C. CO I ' LEY Scottsrtalo, l ' a. " Her beauty tu ' inklcth like a star Within the frosty night. " ELAINE COUGHMX Stvampseott, Mass. " And in that cheek and o ' er that braze So soft, so calm, yet eloquent The smiles that win, the tints that glow But tell of days in goodness spent. " Page Twenty-nine _— TAPS CRATE M. CRAFT Grass Lake, Mich. am content with what I have Little be it or much. " s GENEVIEVE E. DALET Cazenovia, X. Y. ' She holds her little thoughts in sight Though gay they run and leap. She is so circumspect and right She has her soul to keep. ' MARJORIE DREW Live Oak, Ela. ' If, when I met you, 1 were Horric Nelson Captured, capsizing. Oh! I would have been a wreck Steering into battle with the topsail on the kelson The rudder on the deck. " Pugc Thirty — i -TAPS lQ-3 1 r MABEL, EMBER Y Philadelphia, I ' m. 7 (7;; ; ' ;; love with high far-seeing places That look on plains half sunlight and half storm. " GERTRUDE EMMONS Lowell, Mass. " I ' d rather love one blade of grass That grows on one New England hill Than drain the whole world in a glass Of fortune, when the heart is still. " IRENE C. EVANS Plainfield, Conn. " thank whatever Gods max be For my unconquerable soul. " Page Thirty-one _ , TAPS 1D 5I r MARY FREXEY South Manchester, Conn. ' Mxsterioits, meditative, unapproach- able And Iter eyes are pools which shine in deep canyons. " ELIZABETH G. HALL West Medford, Mass. A rose as fair as ever saw the north. " BERXICE HATHAWAY Decatur, 111. ' From you, I ant he, little troubles pass Like little ripples down a sunny river " Page Thirty-two — . TAPS I ' EKCY E. HILZIM Natchez, Miss. ' Such a child ! Yet how magnificently Little, lavish, unsubdued, impetuous. " MARIAN HOLLOWAY Portsmouth, Yn. ' You are the Spring If a pace should bloom instead of an Apple bough. " MARION E. KALKMAX Newport, R. I. " You are of the green sea. And of the stone hills which reach a long distance. " Page Thirty-three — -nAPS IO " 3l r _ MIRIAM W. MADDEN New York City, N. V. " She ' s not too careless, not conven- tional quite, hoes what she likes, knows what she does is right. " dokothy Mccarty Washington, D. C. One crowded hour of glorious life So worth an age without a name. ' ' mary m. Mcknight Baltimore, Md. ' She rows, rides, dances — admirably done! Delights in each and yet depends on Page Thirty-four __- -r PS 1 D " 3 1 r MARY JZ. XAGLE Allentown, Pa. ' My heart is like a singing bird Because my love is come to me. ' BEl ' LAH M. PUTMAX Worthington, Ohio " Order is a lovely thing On disarray it lays its tving Teaching simplicity to sing. MABEL E. ROBERTSON Florida City, Pla. ' The reason firm, the temperate will Endurance, foresight, strength and skill " Page Thirty-five __— „ -ryxPS lD 3l r_ THERESA C. SAXEIi Fort H. G. Wright, X. Y. ' Can she bake a cherry pic. Billy Boy: ' ' GERALMNE IJ. SHIMP Reams town, Pa. ' She walks well, stands well, sits well — things so rare To praise as they deserve I hardly dare! HAXN.AH M. SNYDER Shamokiii, Pa. ' We are the Music-makers. Page Thirty-six _- -rAPS lD " 3i _ MILDRED VAUGHN Waynesboro, Ga. " An equal mixture of good humor And sensible soft melancholy. " MILDRED H. WAGNER Lenoir, N. C. " So joyously, So maidenly. So womanly — Her demeaning. " FLORENCE M. WEAVER Mount Pleasant, Pa. " A heart so soft, a heart as kind. A hear! as sound and free As in the zvhole world thou can ' st find. " Page Thirty-seven _— . TAPS lD-3 1 r ARLEXE WILSON Washington, Ind. " A smooth and steadfast mind, Gentle thoughts and calm desires. MYRTLE L. WINNES Portland, K. D. " Your strength is as a hill It is a dark pine tree. " Page Thirty-eight s i fyy2Hsy j6 ' 3f yy,$ ' tfi5$ j3t s c sa s ' ?3S£ fi ¥! f : it p.»« W. ' « " BMS 3fS UNDERCLASSMEN f ......... . ., . . . ... ... ...,. , .. . _— , TAPS 10 " 3l r _ CLASS OF 1932 Greta M. Askman Beverly, Mass. Geraldine V. Baker Latrobe, Pa. Louise F. Bare Staunton, Va. Onnie M. Blakely Laurens, S. C. Mildred O. Chapman Clifton Forge. Ya. Elizabeth Deahl Xewburg, W. Va. Geneva C. Dodson Manassas, Ya. Helen E. Duncan Canton, Ohio Dorothy G. Dungan St. Clairsville, Ohio Dorothy S. Dunham Neenah, Wis. Mildred M. Eckert Freeland, Pa. Anne E. Elrick Frostburg, Md. Elinor J. Evenson Milwaukee, Wis. Elizabeth L. Farrell Moundsville, W. Ya. Mary K. Foster Blanche, X. C. Matvlle D. Gerson Frostburg, Md. Marian K. Ginder Columbia City. Ind. Frances C. Gunn Augusta, Ga Clara G. Hanson Clayton. Wis. Malissie Z. Hensley Hoadly. Ya. Glendora L. Herriott Romney, " . Va. Jennie H. Holm St. Ignace, Mich. Beatrice C. Hoyt Newton, Mass. Virginia E. Kline Sunmount, N. Y. Veronica T. Kosco St. Marys, Pa. Hazel B. Kreider Hyattsville. Md. Julia K. Lane Riverton, N. J. Lois S. Lane Lynn, Mass. Harriet G. Lee Great Barrington, Mass. Evelyn L. Lovett Stephens City. Ya. Dorothy L. Mabry Hampton. Ya. Page Forty-one flat ' , -taps «;-. " Jap.i id- i . Gladys E. McCollum Warren, Ohio Kathryn A. McKnight Greenville, S. C. Elizabeth G. Mixson Williston, Fla. Pansy V. Murphy Leaksville, N. C. Nelle S. Murphy Jonesboro, Tenn. Margaret M. O ' Toole Scottdale, Pa. Cora E. Pike Augusta, Me. Evangeline A. Poyet Sheffield, Ala. Dorothy Raby Washington. D. C. Nancy Sciortino Long Hill, Conn. Sara G. Shrincr Riverside, N. T. Ruth A. Singleton Vienna, Va. Juliana J. Smith Milwaukee, Wis. Dovie R. Stallings Zebulon, N. C. Ruth J. St ' les Southbury, Conn. Mabel G. Stott Kulpmont. Pa. Reba E. Turley Leesburg, Va. Mary E. Vetter • . Grant, Iowa Naomi S. Waddell Marion, Ohio Helen G. Waugh Columbia City, Ind. Elizabeth E. Wonser Granton, Wis. Mildred V. Wyne Clifton Forge, Va. Marie C. Zeller Baltimore, Md. Melba M. Zirkle Invermav, Va. CLASS OF 1933 Virginia H. Bennett Chevy Chase. Md. Bettine Bradish Cambridge. Mass. Sally B. Bradley Spencer, W. Va. Salie C. L. Browne ( ireensboro. N. C. Ruby F. Bryant F.mmerton, Va. Page Forty-two „, ,-APS llli lO-3i r. Wilsie C. Canada Pamplin, Va. Arline B. Chaney Versailles, Ky. Laura E. Churchill Fort Benning, Ga. Ada C. Clark Westfield, Pa. Alice Forsht Juniata, Pa. Laura K. Goodale Bedford, Iowa Concetta L. Grieco Lock Haven. Pa. Louise T. Hamilton Lebanon, Ohio Helen M. Higbee Burlington, N. J. Alary J. Hoag Colorado Springs, Colo. Ethel T. Hutchinson Bethel, Me. Mary B. Hutchison Kenmore, N. Y. Elizabeth N. Johnson Plainfield, Wis. Mary L. Kyzer Darlington, S. C. Kathryn M. Larson Waupaca, Wis. Mary S. McNabb Wlr ' twell. Tenn. Winifred C. Marsh Elroy, Wis. Lillian M. Marshall South Norfolk, Ya. Virginia R. Marshall Shepherdstown, W. Va. Margaret C. Mears Cornwall-on-the-Hudson. X. Y. Martha L. Odom Cherry ville. N. C. Elizabeth M. Oechsler Dundalk, Md. Mary A. Ola Geistown, Pa. Evelyn A. Pass Trout Run. Pa. Alary I. Rinehart Marion, Ohio Catherine LaP. Smith Oklahoma City, Okla. Martha A. Thomas Montezuma, Ind. Mary E. Vanderward South Portland, Ale. Helen F. Yaughan Augusta, Ga. Evelyn C. Yette Alarshalltovvn. Iowa Lillian L. Westfall Buckhannon. W. Va. Alary A. White Linden, Va. Wilma R. Whitney Portland, Me. Elizabeth Woods Greensboro. N. C. Alary H. Zabrick Dover, N. H. Page Forty-three . ....... — a TAPS lD-3 1 r Class of 1934 Ethel E. Allison Johnstown, Pa. Elizabeth Amraerman Indianapolis, Ind. Mai H. Bailey Port Gibson, Miss. Donza P . Beane Augusta, Ga. Alice D. Burr Prince Frederick, Md. Charlotte F. Hiehle Philadelphia, Pa. Nina B. Hutchison Delmar, Del. Frances E. Keenan Bridgeport, Neb. Mabel N. Lesley Easley , S. C Lynn N. Lovette Greeneville, Tenn. Ella M. Macha Miami, Fla. Frances E. Mann Winston Salem, N. C. Lily V. Massey Silesia, Md. Nellie R. Pratt Leaksville, N. C. Elizabeth Pritchard Miami, Fla. Lncile C. Rice Greenwood. S. C. Charlotte E. Richmond Windsor, Vt. Jessa M. Searcy Patriot, Ind. Sidonie E. Taute Fort Monroe, Va. Mary E. Turner Pink Hill, N. C Helen C. W r aid Hinton, W. Va. Elisabeth S. White Delmar. Del. Coralvn W. Wright Weymouth, Mass. Page Forty-four _— „ TAPS D 3l r THE STORY OF THE ARMY SCHOOL OF NURSING How the School Began Tins vear is a memorable one. Jt marks the tenth birthday of the first class graduating from the Army School of Nursing and we, the Class of 1931, are the tenth class to be graduated. But of those of us who are about to leave Walter Reed how many know and appreciate our rich heritage and the romantic story of the beginning of our school? The history of most of our well-known schools of nursing such as Bel- levue, Tohns Hopkins. Philadelphia General, etc., is that of slow growth and gradual evolution from a small struggling group of students to a powerful school. On the contrary, the Army School of Nursing, large, strong, and efficient from its very beginning, was called forth in answer to a great need. And that need was the stirring call for nurses during the World War. It is difficult for us now after thirteen years of peace to reconstruct that terrible scene ; men on the battlefields bing mowed down by thousands ; men lying for days in mud and cold, wounded and bleeding, without medical care : base hospitals operating with a staff of nurses so small in proportion to the need that it would seem ridiculous had it not been so tragic. Transports coming over loaded with wounded men were transferred to our military hospitals and the urgent call for nurses and more nurses, young, skilled, brave nurses be- came more and more insistent. And the terrible nightmare of fire and slaughter went on day after day and no man knew when the end would come. It was in those dark, dark months early in 1918 that the idea of the Army School of Nursing was born. On May 25th the recommendation of the Surgeon General for the establishment of the school was approved by the Secretary of War. Miss Goodrich, who later became the first dean of the school, writes: " As the result of a conference in the Surgeon General ' s Office, the chairman of the Red Cross nursing service, the superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps and the chief inspecting nurse were appointed a committee to prepare a plan for the suggested school. " " The course of training will he given in the various base hospitals assigned as training camps, each unit having its own d ' rector, its staff of lecturers, instructors and supervisors and its teaching equipment. " The first pamphlets were sent out June 7. 1918. and about the same time newspaper articles and notices about the new school appared in the leading newspapers all over the country. On June 17th. ten days later, there were Page Forty-five _ -taps Mzzm .i -10-31 - 75 aj plicants for the proposed school of nursing. That this wide-spread appeal received a wonderful response from the young- womenhood of the nation is clearly shown by the fact that in one week alone there were 1.249 applications. By November 11th. Armistice Day, 10.689 applications had been received, of which 5,267 were accepted. There were 1,069 students on duty in 25 military hospitals, and 567 students on duty in 32 hospitals. In addition to the Army School of Nursing, the instruction in nursing was to be given at the various women ' s colleges and at the completion of the students were to be transferred to military hospitals for ward work. Also the graduating classes of civilian nursing schools were to be assimilated into the service. Resides this augmented nursing staff a large group of women known as hospital attendants and Red Cross a ; des were to attend to various hospital duties and so reserve the nurses for actual nursing care. This gives one some conception of the tremendous nursing programme which was so rapidly becoming effectual in the six short months after its inception. Student Days at a Base Hospital There were girls from all parts of the country and almost every occupa- tion and station of life who went to the 32 camp hospitals. Their ages ranged anywhere from 21 to 35 years. Many arrived just as the great flue epidemic of 1918 broke out, and with wonderful courage and untiring energy they worked long hours on duty and won the admiration and cooperation of both officers and men. Miss Goodrich includes an excellent description of student life at Camp Grant. Illinois, in the " H-story of the Army School of Nursing " from which the following excerpts are taken : " The first group of students arrived August 14. 1918. They were typical ' rookies ' dressed in every conceivable costume and very much excited over their new environment. They expected and were willing to live in barracks and undergo many of the hardships that are ordinarily experienced in the field service. Attractive quarters were built and furnished. The students were assigned to duty the following day. Drill was promptly started — the same foot drills as are given the enlisted men of the Medical Department. They were intelligent and grasped the idea rapidly. However, there were two fea- tures that were d ' fficult to overcome and not ordinarily encountered in drilling enlisted men. One was looking around and laughing, while the other was an uncontrollable desire to be continually fixing their hair. " The second group of 30 girls arrived September 18, 1918, the same day that the flu epidemic broke out in camp. That afternoon they made gauze masks and learned to make beds. The next morning they made beds and got the barracks ready to admit sick soldiers. They cleaned linen closets, and the kitchen, washed dishes and did whatever was necessary. After the beds were made, sputum cups, paper bags for refuse, towels, bathrobe, slippers and a pajama suit were arranged at each bed. " Page Forty-six . taPS ■•«££»,- ' ID -3 i . — Routine Life at Camp Grant " The life of an Army student nurse although supposedly arranged ac- cording to regular routine, is nevertheless subject to the most unexpected and varied experiences. We arise at 5 :45 and at 6:25, must be ready to answer breakfast mess call with quarters in perfect order, to go directly from the mess hall to wards for morning duty. From 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. there is ward work, classes, lectures, and drill. We average five hours ' ward work and one hour military drill. In the wards, we make beds, give baths, rub backs, prepare diets, take temperatures and tidy the wards. " At 4:45 every night except Saturday and Sunday the hospital force stands retreat. Headed by the base hospital band, the medical officers, grad- uate nurses, student nurses and enlisted men march up Hospital Street, and forming one long line pay tribute to the flags of America and the Red Cross as they are lowered for the day. Differing from retreat in the other parts of the cam]), here the column of khaki is interrupted by a line of graduate nurses all in white with Red Cross capes, and student nurses in blue uniforms, white collars and cuffs and khaki sweaters. " There were all sorts of social activities, including music, dancing, glee clubs, playlets, drilling and outdoor sports. Something About Uniforms The uniform which was practically the same as those worn todav, blue with white collars and cuffs and black tie, won for the students the name of " bluebirds. ' ' The uniform and the insignia of the bronze lamp superimposed on the caduceus was duly authorized by the Adjutant General. Blue overseas caps and blue capes lined with red were usually worn out-of-doors but for street wear or affiliation a dark-blue tailored uniform and hat were worn. During wartime the uniform was worn constantly, on the street as well as the post. In some of the northern camps students were outfitted by the Quar- termaster Corps with khaki leggings, coats and overcoats for outdoor drill and hikes. After the War, What? The Army School of Nursing starting its career so triumphantly in its early months came to an abrupt halt with the signing of the Armistice. Was the Army School of Nursing too simply another of the grandiose but ephmeral creations of the war that would vanish when their brief span of usefulness was over? Was this great dream of some of the wisest heads in the medical and nursing professions which had become a reality in so short a space of time to be scrapped along with the silent guns and " other useless equipment of war. " Was it simply a war measure or did it have another purpose to ful- fill? Opinions differed. Page Forty-seven — -TAPS D 3l r And what happened within the school? The students were told that if they wished to leave they were under no obligation to remain. Xo one knew what the fate of the school was to be. Gradually the girls left in twos and threes feeling that they were no longer needed. But many hopefully and loyally remained, waiting to see what the outcome would be. One student writes in the 1921 annual. " The school now entered on a strange and kaleidoscopic period, we were shuffled about like pieces in a Chinese puzzle. We were sent from base hospital to affiliation and back to th Army again, or shifted from one camp to another, never with the least idea of where we would go next. All the small base hospitals gave up their stu- dents; only four posts. Fox Hills. Sheridan, Letterman and Walter Reed retained the training school. At last it was only Letterman and Walter Reed. We were parted from the places where we had done our first work : we were parted from the directors to whom we had given our first loyalty : we were parted even from our friends, sent as we often were on different affiliations. It was hard, but we learned a lesson from ; t. In the civilian hospitals among strangers we all clung together, and walking the streets of Philadelphia. Chi- cago. New York or San Francisco, we hailed any girl in our uniform like a sister, even if we had never seen her before. We had learned to look on the entire Army School as our Alma Mater, and not the particular camp from which we came. " In March, 1 ( 1 ( . . it was decided that it was only fair that those girls who had g ; ven up excellent positions and had left their homes and friends to take up an entirely new profession in order that they might be of use to their country in its hour of need should be permitted to complete their course if they desired to remain. Then, due in part to the enthusiasm, interest and loyalty of this remaining group, a new class was admitted in the fall. That same fall of 1920 the school was permanently organ ' zed. Of the 1.578 stu- dents enrolled in 1918. 508 completed the course in the Class of 1921. In October, 1923. the nursing school connected with Letterman General was dis- continued. The entire student body, accompanied by one of their instructors, was sent by transport from San Francisco via the Panama Canal to New York and thence to Washington, D. C, where they arrived for dutv at Walter Reed Hospital November 21. 1923. And the House Withstood the Tempest For It Was Builded on a Rock By 1925 we see. as the following paragraph taken from the Surgeon Gen- eral ' s Report of that year shows, the growing stability of the school and its defiir ' te position as an integral part of the Medical Department. Also simply and clearly expressed are the purposes and ideals for which the school stands ' : " The Army School of Nursing is a part of the Army Medical Center. It differs however from other schools of the Center in that it is an undergraduate school and prepares its students for their professional careers whether in civil or military life. The course of study in the School of Xursing is not supple- mentary to other professional education but is in itself a complete preparation for the profession of nursing. The period of study and practice does not have J ' agc Forty-eight _— « TAPS for its object the fitting of young women for service in the Army but the pre- paring of them to take the ; r place in any nursing organization in any com- munity. " " Say, Buddy! " The story of the growth and development of the School of Nursing is bound up inextricably with the development of Walter Reed Hospital. At the beginning of the war. the hospital could accommodate 950 patients and at the end of the war the bed capacity was increased to 2,500. To take care of this tremendous increase, numerous little wooden temporary buildings were grouped around the beautiful Main Building or Administration Building like so many little chicks. Although there were many men within these wooden wards with stories far more tragic than one becomes accustomed to find in civilian hospitals, a visitor going through these wards would find the patients more cheerful and happy than those in other hospitals. Not only the patients but also the doctors and nurses were imbued with this bright, friendly spirit. This spirit which many have attempted to analyze has various names. The students call it " The Old Army Spirit. " and it is very definitely a characteristic of the Army School of Nursing. Students on affiliation are peculiarly quick to rec- ognize it in each other, and even strangers working with Army students can detect it. The Old Order Changeth It was feared that in 1924 when the process of demolishing the tem- porary wards replacing them with permanent buildings that this spirit would be lost. Would the incoming classes accustomed from the very beginning of their course to the modern, efficient, institutionalized wards never know the individuality and friendliness that characterized the old wards and the personnel of the war era. But the heritage of the experience of the early classes was too vivid and strong not to leave a lasting impression on the class who were to follow. Now, in 1931, the last of the temporary buildings are being torn down. The last to go are the students ' quarters. Soon they too will be living in the beautiful new home for nurses, Delano Hal!. Work has already been begun on the wing of the enlarged Medical School in which the Army School of Nursing is to be established. But no matter what buildings the Army School of Nursing occupies nor how long it continues its work of educating students for the nursing profession it can never forget the precious memories of its pioneer davs. The Chaotic Decade During the past ten years, the school has had, time and again, to justify its existence. To the Army it has had to prove why a school of nursing was a valuable part of the Army Medical Center: to the nursing world it has had Page Forty-nine _- tv PS lD " 3l __ to prove that a school of nursing within the Army had a definite, specialized piece of work to accomplish in the field of nursing- education. The Army School of Nursing has proved both of these points conclusively in the past ten years. Like all young growing things it has made its little mistakes but with the vision of its founders before it, it has always held fast to those things which are good. De A micis Perhaps no school in the whole history of nursing has been blessed with such able leaders and such a host of good friends as the Army School of Nursing. To attempt to name them all would be an impossible task. No matter how dark the hour, there have always been wise kind friends to stand by the school. They have given the- ' r advice, their time, their effort, their support and their encouragement. Without them the school would be im- potent, but with them it is invincible. And now we are breaking off our story of the Army School of Nursing for it is not a taie that is told but one that has just begun. M. E. K. References Goodrich, Annie W. : The History of the Army School of Nursing. The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War. Volume 7. Ireland. Major General Merritte W. : Report of the Surgeon General United States Army, 1925. Annuals of the Army School of Nurstxc, 1928-1929-1930. 1921-1923-1924-1926-1927- Page Fifty ' LINES ON THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL pause along my zcay, And sec budded on a wooded knoll A tiny Chapel. I , a soldier; knowing the complexities of life, peace and zt ' ar, tears, and death unbeautifficd, Have now a rendezvous ivith God. As the lark wings its zvay into rosy skies at break of daivn, So my heart bounds ivith gladness. For this is mine. Wherein to lift my voice in song, to pray, to bozv my head and know a peace with lieazrn. Touched am I zt ' ith notes from its sweet bell Within the Gothic tozver hung; Its musical strains shall so touch the hearts of crippled comrades Free, not as 1, to anszver call to service zmthin the portals of this gem of stone, But who, hearing, shall love the thing zvhose harmony mingles joy and pain till each is one. Wc zvho have fought And lost — and won. Ask memorial no nobler Than this — cnslirinemcnl of all for which zee lived- Page Fifty-one __— TAPS Our sacrifices, our deaths, our broken lives. Not blazoned in a gaudy arrayment of costl towers, But mellowed into a picture of beautiful simplicity As the light bathes the chancel ' s marble floor And colors those blossoms Blooming beside the silver cross upon the altar With an afterglow of love. Symbols — As from the pulpit Words of comfort come unto the maimed and to the blind, The least of these — As even it has come from one who loirs her fcllowmcn. The baptismal font, emblem of purity, The buttresses of a nation ' s army, Supporting strength of her glorious civilization. As the organ wafts its music through the nave. And sends forth its peaceful straws, A soft echo returning from the mourning chapel, That quiet place where death is kissed by life in last farewell, In sad, sweet notes whispers of the silent places Where rest the soldier dead Apart, as even those who rest in un known graves. Comfort and cheer to us, who. Pledging ourselves a nation ' s flower unto her cause, Yet seek our Leader in the Lord of Hosts. Being faithful unto death to none worthier, We salute our Captain And raise our voices in glad rejoicing As at reveille our flag unfurls its glorious colors. We stand reverently, inspired, As one In appreciation of this handiwork of God. Sara Greexe Shriner. Page Fifty-two ...... _-, TAPS 1D-3 1 r A FAREWELL (Within the Little Chapel) Weep not for me, my own; Thou zi ' ho lias loved the form which note lies cold beneath thy falling tears; IVc are but transient — And I have lived with thee, and loved, even as thou has loved. Within this sanctuary, soft with lights and silence. We are the living and the dead — The Plan of the Creator — immortal soul and mortal sod ; We are the parting of the ways. Thou here. I beyond, to God. And vet, I bid thee not a sad adieu, but hold to thee a welcome; When thine own heart shall heed the call to travel forth another way. And sweet Death shall close th gentle lips — Thou shalt join me. I shall wait thee Where rainbow colors harmonize and blend into a sea of boundless vastness. And white winged ships breast waves and sail unhampered, free With winds that fill their sails wih jov of being. As thy heart fills now with sorrow. Do thou go on with life; Return thy thoughts but to the happy moments tliat were ours; I would not have thee grieve, but rather would 1 have thee smile upon the world. Thy hands that plied for me a worthy work Give to others. That they may know wliat joy was mine. The past is gone. The present dims as twilight — Yet a little while — and thou shalt be as I. Farewell. Sara Gkhf.xe Shrtner. Page Fifty-thr _— TAPS I 9 3 I r A PRAYER FOR COMMENCEMENT DAY ARMY SCHOOL of NURSING MAY 29, 1931 Dear Lord, who hast given us youth and strength and the joyous gift of laughter; Teach us, who are about to do Thy work of caring for the sick and the afflicted, patience, knowledge, and skill. As we minister at each bedside may it be with w r atchful eyes, gentle hands, and an under- standing heart. Give us courage to do whatever is required of us, and grant us, O Lord, faith in the hours of darkness. Help us to bring peace to troubled minds and weary bodies. And to each soul who is lonely and afraid, help us to give some measure of assurance and a sense of Thy pro- tective care and love. Keep us from hardness of heart, and teach us kindliness and tolerance toward each patient who is entrusted to our care. Grant that each day we may discover anew the freshness and beauty and mystery of Thy creation. Help us to forget the sorrows of the sick-room and to enjoy the blue sky, the birds and the shining sun. Let us always keep a bright gladness in our hearts. Teach us to grow in grace and sweetness. And be Thou always with us, a Light to truide us on our way. Page Fifty-four — « TAPS lD " 3l r QUERY Why did 1 come to love this garden so? Now I am rooted here, this beauty has Encompassed me with little subtle things That poignant breath of lilac late one night Borne on a damp spring " wind that tore me like a kiss The symphony of black branched, sunlit trees, Mounting to one golden note; at dusk The dimming paths, the roses growing wan With passion of the night. Oh it is hard To leave this now! I did not think That at the end this pain would come, ft seemed That I would greet the going joyfully With strength for strife, and now J hesitate. Sick with fear of all outside this peace. Page Fifty-five THE OPERATING ROOM THE busiest hours of our work at Walter Reed are spent in the ( perating Room — that dazzling white amplrtheatre. brightly lighted where the greatest of all dramas is played — the drama of life and death. Here, many times during the, day and often at night, the white robed, masked figures of surgeons, anesthetists and nurses are gathered to perform each his part. Be the role a major or a minor one the same care, precision and skill are demanded of each. Silence, tense and brooding, prevades the atmosphere — silence broken only by the click of instruments as they pass swiftly from one hand to another, or occasionally by the brief staccato orders of the sur- geon — silence as solemn as the chorus of a Creek tragedy. And everywhere the busy little white-gowned nurses, hurrying here and there wherever they are most needed. High up on the wall, the inscrutable face of the clock looks down over the heads of the protagonists, its implacable hands cutting up Eternity into minutes. How many times have pa ; n and death been van- quished here and how many souls have found relief and the bright hope of life within these walls? Page Fifty-six THE LIBRARY WH£x we are tired, when the expected letter didn ' t come, when we find an odd hour on our hands between duty and classes, when we are restless and bored, when we have something to look up for class, and for a thousand and one other reasons we go to the Library. Here is a veritable treasure house in which we can lose ourselves in the beauty of some immortal poem or in the life of some great man and go back to our own life refreshed and strengthened. One has only to step into this quiet room to feel its charm and friendli- ness. The glowing orange lamps and the deep, luxurious leather chairs invite one to relax and throw off ' the annoyances of the day. Sink into one of these deep chairs and look around you. Several patients are reading with evident enjoyment the newspapers and magazines in the magazine corner. A soldier is writing at one of the little desks. Several student nurses are clustered around an encyclopedia in the reference section. A curly-headed child is looking at " Alice in Wonderland. " Near the door stands the library wagon being stacked with books to take to the wards in the morning, and at the desk sits a calm, gray-gowned librarian with a quiet smile of welcome on her tace. Page Fifty-seven _-« TAPS I D 3 1 r TO THE ARMY STUDENT NURSE Gray-blue { men, with flapping cap of white, Laughing, happy helper of the day, Silent watcher of the night. None there are who know your worth so well As those who from some pain-bed hell Watched and waited for your smile. Your helping hand, through illness ' trial. Your whole intent to case our curse. Little Army Student Nurse. David Y. Coan. Page fifty-eight __ TAPS I D 3 1 r ANNUAL BOARD Editor-in-Chief Marion E. Kalkman First Assistant Mary Freney Second Assistant Percy Hilzim Business Manager MabEL Embery Finance Manager Elizabeth Biusoly Advertising Manager Dorothy McCarTy Feature Editor IRENE Evans Art Editor Mildred Wagner Page Fifty-nine Dodge Plymouth Sales Service POST MARKET POST EXCHANGE BLDG. Repairs to All Makes of Cars Army Medical Center WASHINGTON, D. C. Washing - Polishing Symonizing Oiling and Greasing ■ Auto Painting FANCY MEATS Body and Fender Wor VEGETABLES FRUITS ■ Service Motors, Inc. GROCERIES Wade H. Barrett, Pres. DELICATESSEN 8250 GEORGIA AVENUE and SILVER SPRING. MD. HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES Silver Spring 716 - Phones - Shepherd 2120 Post Shoe Repair Shop In Rear of Post Tailor Shop Queen Quality Nursease Footwear A Specially Designed Shoe for the J [ursing Profession Open for Service Work Done While U Wait WHITE KID WHITE CALF $8. SO $7. SO WHITE CANVAS $6.50 P. MARZO Discount of 109f to all Nurses on Nursease Footwear Phone Georgia 1000 Brunch 131 Queen Quality Boot Shop 1219 F STREET. N. W. Crystal Lunch and Takoma Bowling Alley Delicatessen C. W. Carl Extraordinary Foods for the Discriminating 317-319 Cedar Street Pauline Weistock, Proprietress TAKOMA PARK, D. C. 6640 GEORGIA AVE. Phone Georgia 0798 or 2798 ■ WALK - OVER Nurse ' s Shoes $9.50 10% Discount To Nurses on Duty Shoes WOLF ' S Walk-Over Shop 929 F STREET Since 1889 FLOWERS of Lasting Beauty and Fragrance Cude Bros. Co. 1212 F ST., N. W. Phone National 4278 3 Branch Flower Shops HUFFER-SHIN OPTICAL COMPANY INC. National 1457 © 141 J L STREET, N. W. WASHINGTON. D. C. 25% Discount to Patients and Personnel of W. R. G. H. WE INVITE YOUR CHARGE ACCOUNT KAPLOWITZ BROX APPAREL JTECIAL1STJ " Thirteenth " ' .rsct Between E and F TA5HltlCTOtl, t . C. Metropolitan 96: i Compliments of A FRIEND Crier ' s Drug Store 7311 GEORGIA AVE. Pure Drugs and Medicines Toilet Articles, Stationery, Etc. Prompt Delivery Courteous Service Phone Georgia 3956 _- TAPS lD 3l r STATISTICS Gentle Reader, do you know that during- the year ending January 1, 1931, at Walter Reed Hospital — That there were 6,871 patients admitted of whom 3.943 had blue eyes, 1,070 were bow-legged and 3.5% had fallen arches. That of the 266 babies born in Ward 21, more than 11% put in their appearance between 2:00 A.M. — 5:00 A.M. That during the 3.009 operations performed there was enough Iodine used to paint the Washington Monument a rich dee]) brown and enough gauze dressing used to completely costume six productions of the Earl Carroll ' s " Vanities. " That if all the adhesive tape used during this year were placed end to end it would stickily encircle the ecp:iator 3]j times. That there were 740.122 sheets washed and ironed by the Post laundry. Of this number 329,863 had ( XD0 square corners folded in them by preliminary students in the wards. That there were 11,657 tons of burned during the vear. That of the 294.152 pound.- of bread baked on the Post, 4,036 pounds were toasted by student nurses in the Diet Kitchen, with the resultant loss by burning of less than 2.5fc. That there are 88 Officers in the Officers ' Medical Corps, 9 Officers of the Dental Corps. 4 Officers of the Veterinary Corps and 7 Officers of the Medical Administration Corps, making a total of 108 Officers. 127 Graduate Nurses and 142 Student Nurses. Page Sixty-four BIRD ' S Post Tailor Shop Walter Reed Hospital ' Dresses . . . Coats Ladies ' and Military Tailor ® We Specialize in Ladies ' Silk Work Reasonable Prices 1 601 THIRTEENTH ST., N. W. Phone Metropolitan 5752 Work Called For and Delivered 604 ELEVENTH ST., N. W. H. Chen Georgia 1000 B. 107 Phone National 4742 Smart Style Footwear Compliments . . . for the woman who de- of ■ mands comfort with chic. . . David Feldman RICH ' S TAKOMA PARK, D. C. Ga. 3785 F STREET at TENTH All T urses Welcome National 5492 Compliments We Are the Post Exchange of Jewelers Post Barber Shop Oppenheimer Shah I. A. Chaley Jewelers and Silversmiths 907 F STREET, N. W. Phone Gfi. 1000 Branch 73 Diamond Specialists Individual Designs WASHINGTON, D. C. When Maying a Purchase at Tour Neighborhood Store Ask for Auth ' s Not the cheapest, but the best N. Auth Provision Co. 623 D STREET, S. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. Compliments of THE TAKOMA PARK BANK Resources $3,000,000.00 The Community Bank of Walter Reed General Hospital and Medical Center TAKOMA PARK MD. ---DC Compliments of Morris Company, Inc. BALTIMORE, MD. Graduate Uniforms Student Nurse Uniforms Physiotherapy Uniforms for the U. S. A. N. C. We Specialize in Nurses ' Duty Shoes " Dynamics " and Arch Preservers On Display in the Post Exchange Everything in Beauty Culture Margaret ' s Hairdressing Parlor Hours 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. Phone Georgia 3414 Margaret Locklin, Proprietress 7019 GEORGIA AVE., N. W. ■ ■ COMPLIMEHTS of THE POST EXCHANGE Army Medical Center WASHINGTON, D. C. j M The name Bachrach is the hallmark of distinc ' V " tive portrait photography . . . Wherever a Bachrach portrait may be sent, the recipient appreciates it the more because of the reputation of the artist. ©achrach 1 342 Connecticut Ave. fyleadt} WOl Our entire organization joins in extending thanks to the Schools and Colleges whom we are serving and have served in the past. The ir number has increased from year to year, making this, 1931, our banner year, with almost IOO staffs having placed their contracts and confidence with us. DESIGNING plus ENGRAVING plus PRINTING equals Undivided K esponsi Read-Lay lot Bait imore Our proposal and l6A page book " Engraving Suggestions will be sent you upon receipt of specifications. - c utogr pfis O n j n ' utogrdiphs O .— . TAPS ID 3I r ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Editorial Board wishes to express its appreciation to all those who have cooperated in the preparation of the 1931 " Taps ' We wish especially to thank Major Julia C. Stimson for her helpful sug- gestions and Miss Esther Barnett. Miss Hannah Snyder and Miss Mary E. Webb for their help in typing and The Read-Taylor Company Mr. Jack Gold Mr. Harry LayEllE for their assistance. Page Scvcnty-one

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