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Bubbles From The Springs

Creator: n/a
Date: May 1933
Publication: The Polio Chronicle
Source: Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation Archives

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On April 2, the patients of Warm Springs were entertained by Joseph R. Jones, negro dramatist. The program consisted of interpretations and dramatizations of the works of negro poets and authors. It was undoubtedly the best performance ever given by a member of the negro race at Warm Springs. On April 12, Jones returned with the Clark University quartet, one of the leading quartets of the South, and topped the previous climax. In addition to the superb singing of the boys from Clark, Jones gave several more of the readings which he does so well. It is the hope of everyone at the Foundation that we shall have the pleasure of another performance by Joseph R. Jones.


On April 5, the Manchester P.T.A. presented a benefit performance of "The Girl in the Fur Coat," which was enjoyed by all. We wish to commend our Manchester neighbors, especially Mr. A.L. King, on their life-like acting.


Dr. Oskar Baudisch, of the Department of Chemical Research at Yale University, has been a visitor at Warm Springs for the past two weeks. He has been making experiments concerning the intensity of ultra-violet light under water, under glass, and other conditions. We hope to publish some of Dr. Baudisch's findings in the future, for they deal very specifically with an important phase of our treatment here, the sunbath.


Mrs, Earl Moore, known to all as Janice, left us last month, with her husband, Dr. Earl Moore, for a rest from her arduous physiotherapeutic duties. On the last day, instead of writing a list of patients under her name at the pool, there was this inscription: "No Moore -- Goodbye."


Come one, come all! Big magic show presented at the Playhouse under the auspices of those masters of showmanship, Junior Carpenter and Otto Schenk! This presentation marked the opening of the open season on match, coin, and handkerchief tricks. Admission was two cents, and all present agreed that they got more than their money's worth.


Dr. Jean Macnamara, of Melbourne, Australia, has been a guest this month of the medical staff of the Foundation. Dr. Mcnamara, under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation, is making an extensive study of the after-care of poliomyelitis and is visiting the chief centers for such treatment in all parts of the country.


April 22 saw another dance at the Playhouse, with a floor-show of the type so enjoyed by the patients. In addition to the inimitable playing of a colored orchestra from Columbus, we were entertained by the singing and dancing of two colored girls, Juanita Baker and Gladys LePalmore, who rendered blues in such a fashion that little was left to the imagination.


Among the guests this month were: Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hosford, of Maplewood, N. J.; Mrs. N. F. Hamilton, Detroit, Mich.; Miss Ann Furse, of Savannah, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry J . Toombs, of New York City; Mr. Ray Bowen, of New York City; Mr. Pierre desJardins, Miami, Fla., and Dr. T. Earl Moore, Miami, Fla.


Word reaches us from John LeMoine that he has safely arrived in Canada, the country, of 32% beer.


Bruce Begg, our wandering boy from the Barbados, is now in Warm Springs for an indefinite stay.