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halls and wide corridors and offend those entering the 'modern' por­ tals.

The Alumnae has set UPl and awarded, a nursing bursary each year. In 1965, President IVIrs. Orval Troop was killed in an accident; a fetuscope, in her memory, was presented to the hospital. A bursary, donated by her husband, was awarded by the Alumnae.

A plaque was placed in the hospital in memory of the graduates of the Portage General Hospital, 1901 to 1952. A news letter is sent to each graduate biennially.

We are fortunate in being able to obtain this picture which shows a few of the nurses who took their training in the Portage General Hospital.

The picture will have special historical interest for young nurses of today who enjoy the freedom of short skirts and uniforms minus un­ comfortable, stiffly starched collars and long cuffs.

Only two of these girls cannot be identified. From left to right, and with the year of their class in brackets, they are as follows:

Front row: Miss Flossie Birdsell (1913), Miss Alice Dunn (1912), Miss Sara Gettin by (1910).

Mid. row: Miss Mary Panton (1914), Miss Ellen Grumt'l"ett (1914), Miss Bertha Barnes (1914).

Back row: Miss "?", Miss Loretta Linton (1910), Miss "?", and Miss Marion Robinson (1911).