Researched and Transcribed by :

Tina Easley

tina@grnco.net

From the Daily Soliphone - Vol. 4

Mar. 24 , 1902

BACK TO GREENE CO. ARK.

DOCTORS DONATING SERVICE FOR COUNTY FARM

ORIGINAL CLIPPING

TRANSCRIBED VERSION

MARCH 24, 1902

( TOP MISSING )

MAN DOCTOR IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS ,

HAS WRITTEN THE FOLLOWING LETTER TO JUDGE W.C. JONES ,

ON THE COUNTY HOSPITAL AND FARM QUESTION ,

WHICH IS NOW AN ISSUE IN COUNTY POLITICS :

" PARAGOULD , ARK. 3-23-1902

HON. W.C. JONES ,

GAINESVILLE ,

 

" DEAR SIR : I SEE IN THE SOLIPHONE OF SATURDAY , THE 22ND , A LIST OF PHYSICIANS

WHO AGREE TO GIVE THEIR SERVICES TO THE COUNTY GRATUITOUSLY

FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS PROVIDED THE COUNTY FARM IS

DISPOSED OF AND A HOSPITAL BUILT , ETC...

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I AM NOT THE DR. NOLDER WHOSE NAME

IS AMONG THE LIST . I AM NOT A VOTER , BUT BEING A TAX PAYER IN A

SMALL WAY , I AM INTERESTED . I BELIEVE THE PURCHASE OF THE COUNTY

WAS A MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION , AND IF YOUR IDEAS AS TO ITS IMPROVEMENT

AS SET FORTH IN AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE SOLIPHONE SOMETIME AGO

COULD BE CARRIED OUT IT WOULD BE A SUCESS AND JUST WHAT THIS

COUNTY NEEDS , WHILE I THINK THE IDEA OF A HOSPITAL FOR PARAGOULD

AND GREENE COUNTY THE WILDEST KIND OF NONSENSE . I ALSO BELIEVE

IF A PHYSICIAN'S SERVICE IS WORTH ANYTHING IT SHOULD BE PAID FOR ,

ESPECIALLY WHEN RENDERED TO PARSONS PLACED IN THE CHARGE OF

THE COUNTY , AS PAUPERS , BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT .

OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS , DO NOT GIVE THEIR SERVICES GRATUITOUS ,

WHY SHOULD THE DOCTORS ?

YOURS RESPECTFULLY ,

DR. OLIVE NOLDER