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FEB 2- i34&
ELKS LEADER REPORTS PROGRESS ON VETS NURSE RECRUITING
Washington, D. C.—Dr. Elks (left), reported to Br: Affairs (right), that the Order had aided in the recruitment of one half of the quota of nurses required for service in the veteran's hospitals-
General Hines said: "I want to thank you for the fine work the Elks aro doing to help recruit nurses to overcome the dire shortage in the Veterans' Administration. Our latest reports from the field indicate that if we had 100 additional narses at this time, we could make immediately avail-
Robert South Barrett, Grand Exalted Ruler of the B. P. 0. -. General Frank T. Hines, Administrator of Veterans*
able 3,000 more beds- We are now receiving over 7,000 World War H veterans a month and this figure will undoubtedly increase materially when casualties begin to come in from recent operations in Europe and the Pacific areas. We will appreciate it if your fine fraternity will continue its efforts to help us obtain competent staffs of nurses to take care of these men." Dr. Barrett assured the Ad-
ministrator that the full efforts of the 650,000 members of the Elks would be directed toward this end. The 1400 Elk Buildings have been turned into informational centers where registered nurses who are not presently engaged in this vocation, or who are not qualified for Army and Navy service, may obtain all details regarding service at home with the Veterans' Administration hospitals.
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