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of Preventive Medicine, Office of the Surgeon General, U. S. War
Department, reports the following current assignments of venereal
disease control officers in the Army Medical Corps:

First Service Command:

Captain Thomas H. Sternberg, to Headquarters, 808 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, Massachusetts

Second Service Command:

Captain Daniel Bergsma, (formerly Venereal Disease Control Officer, New
Jersey State Department of Health), to Headquarters, First Army, Gover-
nor's Island, New York

Captain Lyman Duryea, to Headquarters, Governor 's Island, New York
Major Joseph Smith, (formerly with the Department of Health, Providence,
Rhode Island), to Headquarters First Air Force, Mitchell Field, Long Island

Third Service Command:

Major Albert F. Doyle, to Headquarters, U. S. Post Office and Court House,

Baltimore, Maryland

Major Robert Dyar, (formerly of the San Joaquin County Health District,
Stockton, California), to Headquarters, Air Force, Washington, D. C.

Fourth Service Command:

Major Ernest B. Howard, to Headquarters, Post Office Building, Atlanta,

Major R. R. Sullivan (formerly Director Venereal Disease Division, Minnesota

State Board of Health), to Headquarters, Second Army, Memphis, Tennessee
Lieutenant Granville W. Larimore, (formerly with the Department of Health

of Chicago), to Headquarters, Southern Air Force Training Center, Maxwell

Field, Montgomery, Alabama
Major Onis George Hazel, (formerly of United States Public Health Service),

to Headquarters, Third Air Force, Tampa, Florida

Sixth Service Command:

Captain Oscar D. Schwartz, to Headquarters, Post Office Building, Chicago


Seventh Service Command:

Major James H. Gordon, to Headquarters, New Federal Building, 15th and
Dodge Streets, Omaha, Nebraska

Eighth Service Command:
Major Leonard A. Dewey, to Headquarters, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio,


Captain E. M. Holmes, (formerly Director of Venereal Disease Control, State
of Virginia), to Headquarters, Gulf Coast Training Center, Randolph Field,

Ninth Service Command:

Major Wayne W. C. Sims, to Headquarters, Fort Douglas, Utah
Captain Thomas E. Gibson, (formerly Director of Venereal Disease Control,

Michigan State Department of Health), to Headquarters, Second Air Force,

Fort George Wright, Washington

Committee on Courts and Social Protection Meets. The committee
recently appointed by the Criminal Law Section of the American
Bar Association "to further increased cooperation and prompt action
of all groups concerned with law enforcement against prostitution"
held its first meeting on November 12 in Washington, D. C., to discuss
working plans. It is expected that state, county and local bar asso-
ciations will organize committees on the courts and social protection
which will work with law enforcement agencies and the attorney
general's office in each state, and will also cooperate in efforts to
arouse public opinion in support of the campaign against venereal
disease and prostitution. The committees will also cooperate in
securing state legislation where needed.

Members of the ABA Committee are :

Chairman, Honorable John M. Goldsmith, Radford, Virginia; Honorable Peter
Horne, Magistrate's Court, New York City; Honorable Frank T. Cullitan, Prose-
cuting Attorney, Cleveland, Ohio; Honorable Walter L. Green, Hyattsville,
Maryland; Honorable George C. Taylor, Knoxville, Tennessee; Edward A. Tamm,
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice; Dean John H. Wigmore,
Northwestern University School of Law, Evanston, Illinois; Meyer Rosengard of
Chicago, Timothy N. Pf eiffer, of the firm of Milbank, Tweed and Hope, New York
City, and Treasurer of the American Social Hygiene Association, and Ba scorn
Johnson, ASHA Associate Director in Charge of Legal and Protective Activities.

The Clubwomen's Program. Clubwomen advanced their plan to aid
in fighting syphilis and gonorrhea and in repressing commercialized
prostitution at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the General
Federation of Women's Clubs in Chicago October 16-18, when the
recently announced program, presented to the Board in a report by
Mrs. H. B. Ritchie of Athens, Georgia, chairman of the Department
of Public Welfare, was adopted. Stressing "the gravity of the
venereal disease problem and its intensification by conditions accom-
panying a state of war," the directors endorsed the public welfare
department's strong appeal to clubwomen to take these steps in
furthering the proposed campaign.

(1) Aid in securing the passage of State laws or their amendment which will
outlaw all phases of prostitution, penalize all racketeers engaged in the traffic
and treat the male and female offenders with equal severity.


(2) Advocate Federal aid in the establishment of rehabilitation centers and an
appropriation by Congress for this purpose. This in addition to the work now
done in the treatment field.

(3) Seek law enforcement which is continuous, vigorous, honest and without
regard for the power and prominence of offenders.

(4) Map a program for the prevention of sexual delinquency of young people,
including with education and recreation the removal of vicious conditions and
where necessary, curfew laws which apply both to the young people and the places
where they get into trouble.

(5) Accept the invitation to cooperate which is contained in Point 8 of the
8-point agreement reached by the armed forces, the Federal Security Agency and
the State health departments on measures for control of venereal disease where
armed forces and war workers are concentrated.

(6) Support the invocation of the May Act when local officials need Federal
aid in the effort to repress prostitution.

(7) Participate in Social Hygiene Day activities in February and in the series
of regional meetings being planned by interested agencies seeking solutions to
these problems.

The report asserted that "prostitution cannot be regulated by
means of inspected so-called red light districts because medically it
is impossible to keep prostitutes free from infectious disease while
actively engaged in their trade."

The elimination of conditions which influence youth toward sexual
delinquency, the report added, "is the responsibility of home, school,
church and community." Preventive measures should be definite
and continuous, it said.

Other facts having a direct bearing upon successful prosecution of
the program were listed as follows:

"Where delinquency occurs, adequate probationary treatment is needed; or, as
a last resort, special detention schools to re-educate and redirect energies before
bad habits and associations have become so fixed that readjustment is difficult if
not impossible.

"Prostitution flourishes as a big business, financially profitable to owners of
property so used, the agents, the managers, the go-betweens sometimes the law
enforcement officials whose duty it is to suppress prostitution are parties to its

"The flood of men and women going into industry under abnormal conditions
is the source of new difficulties. Pre-employment examinations, treatment where
need exists and continued freedom from infection, should be established policies
of employment.

"Compulsory pre-marital and prenatal physical examinations are a vital part
of the attack upon the problem.

"The proposed utilization of former CCC camps as isolation and treatment
centers for careless and uncooperative cases is advocated where adequate facilities
for hospitalization are not yet available.

"Institutions for the long term commitment of prostitutes for reeducation,
training and rehabilitation are urgently needed in many parts of the country."

Also cooperating especially in the campaign, which has the full
approval and support of Mrs. John L. Whitehurst, GFWC president,


is the Department of Legislation, Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley, Washing-
ton, D. C., chairman.

Bascom Johnson, ASHA Associate Director in Charge of Legal and
Protective Activities, addressed the Board meeting.

Quarantine Hospitals Approved for Treatment of Women. The

government plan for utilizing camps formerly used by the Civilian
Conservation Corps and other available buildings, as hospitals for
treatment of women infected with venereal disease is progressing as
outlined in the September issue of the SOCIAL HYGIENE NEWS. A
recent statement released by the Office of Information, Federal Works
Agency, reads as follows:

Presidential approval of eight more quarantine hospitals in six states for the
treatment of women infected with venereal disease, was announced on November 4
by Brigadier General Philip B. Fleming, Federal Works Administrator. They
will be operated as war public service projects under the Lanham Act at a total
cost of $687,129.

Three of the sites are in Florida where use will be made of former Civilian
Conservation Corps camps located near Sarasota, Ocala and Wakulla. The
hospitals will be operated by the Florida Department of Health through a
$396,157 Federal contribution. The other sites and the Federal contributions are:
Algiers, Louisiana, $180,200; McLain, Mississippi, $46,050; Eush Springs, Okla-
homa, $28,922; Monett, Missouri, $25,000; and Phoenix, Arizona, $10,800.

This brings to 12 the number of venereal disease control centers financed with
Lanham Act funds. Projects previously approved are at Chicago, Illinois, Knox
County, Tennessee, Canal Zone and the Virgin Islands.

Approval by President Boosevelt of the new contributions advances the FwA
one step nearer its goal of converting 30 former CCC camps and an equal number
of other buildings over the country 60 locations in all into venereal disease
hospitals, General Fleming said: "When this is accomplished we hope that we
will have established an effective defense against the disease which has incapaci-
tated millions of Americans, thus wasting manpower at a time when it is
urgently needed," he added.

Five of the 12 sites already approved are at former CCC camps. These include
the three in Florida, Eush Springs, Oklahoma, and Knox County, Tennessee.

Mrs. Florence Kerr, Assistant to General Fleming and responsible for admin-
istering funds for war public services under the Lanham Act, said that applica-
tions are coming in from many of the other state health departments which in
most instances will operate the hospitals. "All former CCC camps which have
not been taken over by the Army for other purposes are expected to become
hospital sites as rapidly as the projects can be set up and approved," she said.
Efforts will be made to rehabilitate prostitutes brought in for treatment in order
to make them physically and mentally fit for war work, Mrs. Kerr said: "As many
of the girls are quite young," she explained, "it is expected that, after being
restored to health by medical treatment, many of them will be able to enter
into useful war and civilian activities. Establishment of these hospitals is one
of the most important steps yet taken to control venereal disease."

Daily programs in hospital camps, she pointed out, will include study, training
and recreation periods, in addition to medical treatment. The women will do
their own laundry and mending; help prepare meals, and work together in the
performance of other tasks of a housekeeping nature. Every effort will be made
to help them acquire or improve the skills which will enable them to become
useful and responsible members of society.

The first of the quarantine hospitals was authorized August 31 of this year
when Presidential approval was given to a $271,440 war public works contribution


for the maintenance and operation of a building in Chicago, formerly used as a
general hospital, with basic accommodations for about 200 patients. It is operated
by the City Health Department of Chicago, with the U. S. Public Health Service
furnishing a medical director and a surgeon. WPA funds are available for the
employment of additional personnel at Chicago. Lanham Act funds will defray
such costs as rent, equipment, maintenance and operation.

Working closely with the state and local officials and agencies
responsible for conduct of the hospitals are representatives .and field
supervisors of the Social Protection Section, Office of Defense Health
and Welfare Services, under the direction of Eliot Ness, SPS director,
and Charles P. Taft, Assistant Director, ODHWS.

Washington, D. C. Institute on Social Protection Spurs Community
Action. " What are the facts concerning prostitution and venereal
diseases in the Washington metropolitan area? What is the extent
of these problems and their nature? What are the policies and
practices of the law enforcement, health and social agencies where
these problems are involved?" These were the questions posed for
discussion at an Institute on Social Protection held in Washington
on September 25 and 26, with a large group of representatives of
civic and social agencies participating. Planned by the Metropolitan
Council of Civilian Defense Mobilization Division Socal Protection
Committee, Ray H. Everett, Chairman, and sponsored by the Family
Welfare Division, Washington Council of Social Agencies, the
Institute was designed to provide a beginning basis for eventual
development of a direct community-wide attack on prostitution and
venereal diseases.

A forthcoming number of the JOURNAL will include an article by
Mr. Everett regarding the organization and program of this Institute,
and its effects on community conditions.

Association News. As Fall work develops, the ASHA staff is
deployed across the country wherever service can best be rendered.
Dr. Walter Clarke, ASHA Executive Director, has recently returned
from an extended field trip which took him to the headquarters of the
nine Army Service Commands and many other points. . . . Major
Bascom Johnson, Associate Director in charge of Legal and Pro-
tective Activities, after field work in New Jersey, New York, Massa-
chusetts and Maine, has left for Texas, with stops scheduled for
St. Louis and Oklahoma City. In Texas, Major Johnson will work
for some time in Dallas, San Antonio and in other points in the
Eighth Service Command. .... Mrs. Gertrude R. Luce, Assistant
Secretary of the Association, and for the past three years assigned to
the Washington Liaison Office, will assist Mr. Johnson in Texas,
stopping in New Orleans en route. . . . Miss Reba Rayburn, Editorial
Assistant, is now stationed as Office Secretary in the Washington
Liaison Office. . . . Dr. William F. Snow, Chairman of the Executive
Committee has been dividing his time largely between the national
office in New York and the Liaison Office in Washington.

Dr. Thomas A. Storey, Medical Consultant, left on November 8,
with Mrs. Storey, for Atlanta, Georgia where he will work with the


various state and local agencies and with representatives of the Army,
Navy and other federal agencies in the Fourth Service Command.

Miss Jean B. Pinney, Associate Director in charge of the Washing-
ton Liaison Office, following attendance at the USPHS conference
on Venereal Disease Control Needs in Wartime at Hot Springs,
Arkansas, and the APHA Annual Convention in St. Louis, visited
the Illinois Social Hygiene League in Chicago, and the Council of
Social Agencies in Buffalo for a preliminary conference on the
Thirtieth Anniversary Meeting. . . . George Gould, of the legal staff,
has spent some time in the past month in Tennessee, studying legisla-
tive needs and law enforcement procedures. He has also studied
the effects of invoking the May Act in Tennessee and North Carolina.

President Ray Lyman Wilbur consulted with the staff in New
York and presided at the ASHA quarterly Board of Directors meet-
ing held at the Hotel Roosevelt on October 31. Officers and Board
members attending were: Prof. Maurice A. Bigelow, Dr. Snow,
Chairman of the Executive Committee; and Dr. George Baehr;
Bailey B. Burritt, Robert P. Fischelis, Major General Merritte W.
Ireland, Philip R. Mather, Dr. Percy S. Pelouze, and the Rev. Al-
phonse M. Schwitalla, S.J. Also in attendance were: Dr. Max J.
Exner, Chairman of the Nominating Committee; Dr. Walter Clarke,
Executive Director ; and Mrs. Luce, Miss Pinney, Miss Shenehon, Mr.
Johnson and Mr. Jensen of the national staff.


These materials, especially selected, are offered at cost to youth and
youth-serving group leaders. Additional lists and suggestions will
gladly be furnished on request.


Unless otherwise stated, pamphlets are 10 cents each, 80 cents per dozen, $5.00
'per hundred, $30.00 per thousand. As a special privilege the A.S.H.A. Youth
Service will provide to youth and youth leader groups, an entire set of the
pamphlets listed below for $1.00 postpaid.

Pub. No. For Young Men and Women

626 From Boy to Man
831 Health for Girls

853 The Question of Petting, Max J. Exner
972 Betrothal, Paul Popenoe

A- 176 Choosing a Home Partner, Newell W. Edson

A- 186 What You Should Enow About Syphilis and Gonorrhea, Max J. Exner
$1.00 per dozen, $7.50 per 100, $50.00 per 1,000


A-327 Health for Man and Boy") ,. . . . ,_

A-328 Women and Their Health ** e " al S ne V s cent * *>

A-329 Marriage and Parenthood J Wllham F - Snow

Leaflets, $1.00 per 100, $5.00 per 1,000

A-102 " Our family are having their blood tests " for Negro groups
A-431 Questions and Answers About Syphilis and Gonorrhea for patients

especially, but generally useful
A-237 Jerry Learns a Lesson Keep Away from Quacks for young men

For Youth Leaders

Sex Education

778 A Formula for Sex Education, 5$
A-220 Education for Marriage, Max J. Exner
A-349 Social Life for High School Boys and Girls, Paul Popenoe

Marriage and Family Relations

932 Love, Courtship and Marriage. Discussion outlines, N. W. Edson. 15f
982 Marriage and Morals, Henry Neumann
War Marriages. (For group discussion.) Girls' Friendly Society. 15

Legal and Protective Measures
A-303 The Case Against Prostitution, 5<*
A-442 State Laws to Guard Family Health, Gould. $1 per 100

Youth and the Community
959 Case of Youth vs. Society, W. D. Towner
A-361 Getting Started on a Youth Social Hygiene Program
A-410 Social Hygiene and Youth in Defense Communities, M. A. Bigelow
A-433 Suggestions for Organizing a Community Social Hygiene Program


A-454 So Long Boys Take Care of Yourselves for

young men joining the armed forces
A-341 Vital to National Defense for industrial workers
A-457 Calling All Women for women workers

Facts about syphilis
and gonorrhea; mod-
erate quantities free;
large quantities $2.50

per 1,000 plus postage
A-316 American Communities Face a New Challenge, Thomas A. Storey
A-319 A Church Program for Defense Areas, L. Foster Wood
A-324 The Girl and the Man in Uniform, Richard H. Anthony, 5#.
For additional pamphlets ask for free folder A-478.


Special Offer to Youth Groups

Shadow on the Land Syphilis. Thomas Parran. Educational Edition, 75 cents
postpaid. (Usually $1.00)

The Way Life Begins. Bertha C. and Vernon M. Cady. Plant, animal and
human reproduction. Nine colored plates. 50 cents postpaid.

Sez Education. M. A. Bigelow. A standard work for 20 years. 75 cents post-
paid. (Usually $1.00)

Coming of Age. Esther Lloyd-Jones and Ruth Fedder. N. Y., Whittlesey
House. 1941. 280 p. $2.50.

Sex Guidance in Family Life Education. Frances B. Strain. New York, Mac-
millan, 1942. 340 p. $2.25.

For further book suggestions asTc for free folder A-423.

Posters and Exhibits

Social Hygiene in Wartime. A new exhibit, (in preparation) successor to the
popular Social Hygiene and National Defense. Contains photographs, facts
and figures. AsTc for free circular.


Good Times in Good Company. Attractive illustrated poster outlining commu-
nity responsibility for military health and morale. Blue on white paper.
Wall size, 17 x 22 inches, unmounted, 15 cents, $1.00 per dose.n, $10.00 per
100; mounted, 50 cents each. Miniature, 8% x 11 inches, $1.00 per 100,
$5.00 per 1,000.

Three Charts: A. Syphilis and the Unborn. B. Syphilis the Enemy of
Youth. C. Syphilis and Gonorrhea Lead Among Communicable Diseases.
Size 17 x 22 inches, black and white, unmounted, 50 cents per set, postpaid.
Mounted, $1.50 per set, postpaid. Miniature size, 8V 2 x 11, 5 cents per set,
50 cents per dozen sets, $2.50 per hundred sets, plus postage.

Anatomical outline charts male and female genital organs. From authentic
drawings by R. L. Dickinson, M.D. Black and white, 17 x 22 inches. 50
cents each, postpaid. Miniature 20 cents a dozen.

The Attack on Commercialized Prostitution. Ten charts showing facts about
the "racket" of commercialized prostitution and how it may be broken up.
8% x 11, 10 cents a set, 80 cents a dozen, $5 a hundred. 17 x 22, red, white
and blue, unmounted, $1 a set; mounted, $3 a set.


A limited number of these attractive cardboard posters in color are available in

sets and singly for payment of postage only (about 6 cents').
The Youth of a Nation Are the Trustees of Posterity.

Our Family Are Having Their Blood Tests Like Thousands of Others. (Negro)
Before You Marry Give a Thought to Your Health.
You Can Have a Healthy Baby for expectant mothers.

Ask for our free folder, Social Hygiene Exhibits, Pub. No. A-452.


In Defense of the Nation. How Civilians and Their Communities Can Help
to Protect Soldiers, Sailors and Defense Workers from Syphilis and Gonor-
rhea. A new one-reel talking motion picture film. Price: 35 mm., $75;
16 mm., $50. Eental $5 per day.

With These Weapons. The story of syphilis. A one reel talking motion
picture film. Price: 35 mm., $75; 16 mm., $50. Eental $5 per day.

Plain Facts. A film on syphilis and gonorrhea, particularly for industrial groups.
Price: 35 mm., $75; 16 mm., $50.

Health Is a Victory. A new film on gonorrhea. Price: 35 mm., $75; 16 mm., $50.

For All Our Sakes. Talking slide film sponsored by the United States Public
Health Service, the General Federation of Women's Clubs and the A.S.H.A.
A series of 170 pictures, synchronized with a double-faced phonograph
record, to acquaint the public with the facts concerning syphilis and the
campaign against this disease. Price $7.50. Eental $3.00 per day.

Enemy of Youth. Syphilis from the youth angle, and what the community
should do about it. Price $7.50. Eental $3.00 per day.

(Transportation charges extra on all film sales and rentals.)

For synopses, prices and other details concerning the Association's six silent
films, ask for free folder, Social Hygiene Motion Pictures, Pub. A-428.

For further information, write to:

1790 Broadway, New York, N. Y.


Under this head the JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HYGIENE lists publications received and
not reviewed. Those which fall sufficiently within its field and are of sufficient
importance to its readers to warrant comment will be reviewed in later issues.


THE FAMILY LIVES ITS RELIGION. Regina Westcott Wieman. New York, Harper,
1941. 236 p. $2.

PROBATION AND PAROLE PROGRESS. 1941 Yearbook of National Probation Asso-
ciation, 1790 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 470 p. Paper, $1.25. Cloth, $1.75.

Macmillan, 1942. 340 p. $2.25.

YOUTH AND THE FUTURE. The General Report of the American Youth Commis-
sion. Washington, American Council on Education, 1942.


Concerning Children and Youth in Wartime

AMERICA'S CHILDREN IN WARTIME. Reprinted from School Life. U. S. Office of

of 12 pamphlets. Children's Bureau, Department of Labor. $3.00 per 100.

57th St., New York City. 5tf.

EUGENICS AND FAMILY RELATIONS. Paul Popenoe. Reprinted from Journal of
Heredity. 10 cents. (Order from American Institute of Family Relations,
607 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, Calif.)

FALL IN. Bulletin for men joining the armed services. The American Legion.

THE GIRL AND THE MAN IN UNIFORM. Richard H. Anthony. Massachusetts
Society for Social Hygiene, 1146 Little Bldg., Boston. 1942.

MEET THE GANG. Charlotte Himber. YMCA Boys' Work. Association Press,
1941. 72 p. 50<#.

ican Unitarian Association, 25 Beacon St., Boston. 44 p. mimeographed. 50^.

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