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EDITORIAL COMMENTAll material submitted to The Standard should be before the Publications Committee by 1.30 p.m. on Monday, when it meets in open session in the Library. Every member (and within reason, every reader) is thereby enabled to influence the content and growth of The Standard by commenting on the material before him. Since this system was adopted there have been two occasions when a letter or article has not been immediately approved. In one case subsequent information came to light which (happily) rendered the letter superfluous; and in the other our suggested re-wording, on the grounds that the original invited a sharp, personal rejoinder which might have overshadowed the point at issue, did not 'grab' the writer, and the letter was withdrawn.
CLUB NEWSThis year, the summer trip arranged for children of members will not take place. Instead, there has been a review of the Christmas arrangements for the children. Starting next Christmas, the party in the Social Club will be restricted to children up to the age of six. The seven to thirteen year olds will instead go to see a pantomime.
-----------------The Annual General Meeting will take place in the Social Club on Wednesday, July 12th. All members are invited to attend.
NetballOn Saturday June, 24th the re-arranged Inter-Hospital Netball Rally was held at Whiston Hospital. The winners once again, and for the fourth year running were Winwick A team, with Birkenhead Hospital runners-up. In spite of a reduced number of entries, the final game was a thriller, Winwick, from being 5 - 3 down at half-time, fought back hard to finish 7 - 5, once again L.R.H.B. Netball champions. Our thanks to Whiston Hospital. for their kind hospitality, also Warrington H.M.C. for the provision of transport.
CricketLast Friday evening, the staff cricket team played the semi-final of the Inter-Hospital K.O. competition at Rainhill Hospital against West Cheshire. In spite of poor weather, and a handicap of 10 runs, Winwick won and now go through to play the winners of Sefton v. Birkenhead. On behalf of both teams I would like to express sincere thanks to Mr. Albert Kennerly for the fine way he umpired the game.
J. A. Jolley
LETTERS TO THE EDITORIn reply to the expressed query of the Publications Committee in the Standard, volume 2 no. 2 please let the Committee feel free to enter any contributions from me, poetic or pathetic, in any competition which they consider appropriate, providing that it is first published in the Standard, to which department it was addressed. I would also be pleased to hear what happened to articles which were "by the grapevine" said to have been censored earlier without explanation to the contributors, to refer to the concerns of the publication management in the Standard of the same issue.
D. E. Wallace.First of all - what a nice change it was to pick up The Standard this week and find so many pages of news, twelve in all, instead of the usual five. Well done. Secondly - there has cone to my ears, up and down the hospital, a rumour that this year's Sports Day for the patients is the last one. The rumour continues that Sports Day makes a laughing stock of the female patients. Since reading Miss Coppack's letter in this week's Standard, I feel that this letter itself quashes all rumours.
******************Will you please arrange to insert the following in The Standard:- The winner of the Ornamental Clock raffled by Unit 5 was Mrs. M. Blyton, Domestic Supervisor. I would like to express my thanks to all the Unit staff who worked so hard to make our effort a success. Our contribution, donated to the fund for the Swimming Pool, amounted to £20.
re: Books without Covers -It was with interest that we read about this pornographic revolution within our midst, and we wondered whether these backless books only revealed themselves by night or whether the high level of morality at Delph has prevented them from reaching us over here. One could only suggest that fire is met by fire, and a Lord Longford of Winwick be appointed immediately to investigate this disturbing news. Incidentally, we hear there is no mysterious reason for the lack of lurid covers. It is simply that the firm which generously supplies the books removes the covers to prevent their resale by nefarious persons. We imagine that the difficulties caused by censoring each book prior to its release on wards would make the whole arrangement not worth the trouble, and in consequence rob the patient of the many good books provided.
We are informed by Mr. Appleton that these books are given to the Hospital by Boots, the Chemist, who do indeed remove the covers to prevent re-sale.
Mrs. J. Hardman N/A
Mrs. J. Turton N/A
Mr. Bruinall - Temporary Holiday Employment.
Student Nurse M. Windle
Cadet K. Jones.