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Page 2 State officials in Wellsville WELLSVILLE DAILY REPORTER, WELLSVILLE, NEW YORK Friday, August 22, 1975 Ouf of 'crisis', Mental Health plots future By MATT LEONE Mental health services in Allegany County are steadily moving out of last year's "Period of crisis," according to Dr. S.R. Platman, Buffalo regional director of the N.Y.S. Dept. of Mental Hygiene. There are immediate and long range problems to be solved, including locating a fulltime clinic in Wellsville, increasing psychiatria services, planning for a sobering up station and in-county care facilities, and broadening joint planning among all social agencies which fall under the mental health umbrella. There is also a need to include mental health service consumers and the general public in this planning, Dr. Platman said. But the signs of optimism were apparent to Dr. Platman from the opening moments of yesterday's mental health budget review hearing in Wellsville. "Last year," he said, "we were more concerned with just continuing (services to the county). This year, it's a real budget review." At this time last year, the mental health clinic was about to make a controversial move from Wellsville to Angelica. Later, three staff members, including the director, resigned. Finally, the state threatened to withhold up to 40 per cent of the county's mental health budget requests because of the controversy and faulty record keeping. Yesterday, recently named mentall health services Director Stephen G.. Scalese presented Dr. Platman and nisi staff with a 70-age program statement for 1976, including budget requests and planned services of the clinic, the Allegany Area Council on Alcoholism and the Allegany Chapter of the Association for Retarded persons, which operates TREE workshop. Alfred names new faculty ALFRED—Alfred University announced today the appointment of five new faculty members effective Sept. 1. The appointees and their positions are: Jerrell W. Habegger, instructor in business administration; Thomas V. Peterson, instructor in religion; Dr. Carol M. Schulz, assistant professor of anthropology; Dr. Anson D. Shupe Jr., assistant professor of sociology; and Capt. David S. Weisman, U.S.A., assistant professor of military science. Mr. Habegger holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University and master's degree in accounting from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Peterson, a doctoral candidate at Stanford University, holds degrees from Stanford and from Harvard Divinity School. Miss Schultz is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. Earlier this year she earned her Ph. D. degree in cultural anthropology at Purdue University. Mr. Shupe, who received his doctorate in political sociology from Indiana University, is a 1970 graduate of the College of Wooster. Mr. Weisman is a graduate of the University of Tampa; he has served in the Army for the past nine years. Eight appointed to Houghton staff Houghton College Academic Dean, Dr. Frederick Shannon, has announced the addition of eight new members on the main campus faculty. Three Houghton graduates have returned to teach: Mr. James M. Gibson, candidate for Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, as assistant professor of English; Mrs. Tanya Hildebrandt Shire, M.S. University of Illinois, 1975, as instructor in physical education; and Mr. Richard A. Halberg, a former insurance agent and Chapel Hill Christian Academy business manager, as instructor of business administration. Assistant Professor in Physical Education, Mr. Thomas R. Kettlekemp, M.S. University of Illinois, 1972, served two years in the Peace Corps as the National Baseball Coach with the Honduran Sports Federation. Others new to the faculty are: Miss Mary E. Conklin, M.A. SUNY at Binghamton, N.Y., 1974, instructor in sociology; Miss B. Jean Reigles, M.Mus. University of Cincinnati, 1975, instructor of music; Mr. C. Ray Rosentrater, M.A. Indiana University, 1975, instructor in mathematics; and Mr. Paul J. Spicuzza, doctoral candidate at Ball State University, assistant professor of music. Car hits tree Vonda K. Irish, 20, of RD 1, Fords Brook Road, Wellsville was charged with failure to keep right after a one- car accident on Ketchner Road Thursday about 11:30 p.m., said state police. Troopers say she was eastbound, about 1.2 miles south of Niles Hill Rd., when she lost control of her vehicle. The car ran off the east side of the road, struck a tree and ended up facing northbound. Miss Irish escaped injury in the incident. BUDGET REQUESTS The total budget request includes $181,558 for mental health services, $28,689 for alcoholism services, and $99,954 for TREE. The largest increase is in mental health services, $60,000 more than projected 1975 budget. Plans include possible opening of a fulltime clinic and combined service facility in Wellsville, and the addition of a Day Treatment program to help frequently hospitalized patients to spend more productive time in their communities. The TREE workshop budget projection is $29,000 more than expected 1975 appropriations. TREE hopes to open a satellite workshop in Wellsville, to serve as many as 40 to 50 clients. TREE is now located in Friendship. The alcoholism services budget would increase by only $3,000. The state, through Dr. Platman's office, must review the budget requests for approval. State funding of local mental health services ranges from 50 to 100 per cent depending on the type of service provided. About 40 people attended yesterday's hearing at the First Congregationab'st Church. In addition of mental health clinic staff and board members, TREE workshop and Alcoholism Council officials, several staff members from Gowanda Psychiatric Center, Craig Developmental Center and West Seneca Children's Psychiatric Hospital participated. All three state institutions accept patients from Allegany County. Among the priorities for the county identified by participants at the hearing were: -a clinic in Wellsville. Mr. Scalese said 68 to 70 per cent of clients continue to come from the Wellsville area. Two possibilities exist for locating a fulltime clinic in Wellsville, Mr. Scalese said. One is building a new facility on land owned by the county Mental Health Association, although some difficulties exist there, he said. The other possibility is leasing or buying a facility which already exists in the village. A facility has been identified and mental health officials believe it a good possibility. If the fulltime clinic is restored to Wellsville, Mr. Scalese and the mental health board believe two satellite clinics, in Angelica and Cuba, should also be established on a parttime basis. . - increased psychiatric services. Presently one psychiatrist, Dr. Everett French of Gowanda Center, comes to the county twice a week. In the near future, his visits will be cut to once every two weeks. Such limited psychiatric service is insufficient for the county, both Dr. Platman and Mr. Scalese agreed. Solutions included hiring a fulltime psychiatrist, probably at a salary of $40,000 to $50,000 a year, Dr. Platman said; contracting for additional part- time psychiatrists; or seeking aid from a federal health agency, such as the National Health Service Corps, which assigns medical personnel and pays their salary in rural areas. - a sobering up station. After Jan. 1, 1976, police will no longer be able to lock up people for public intoxication, under a new state law. The Mental Hygiene Dept. is directing communities to establish sobering up centers for such persons, where referrals to helping agencies might also be made. Dr. Platman said Allegany County is the only county in the Western New York Region which to date has no plans for such a sobering up station. .- Day Treatment services. This program is included in Mr. Scalese's 1976 program statement and budget request. Day Treatment programs provide care, including social and work rehabilitation, to people whose chronic mental illness causes them to be hospitalized frequently. The program is designed to allow such people to spend as much productive time in their home communities as possible. Under the proposal, work rehabilitation would be provided by the TREE workshop, on a part-time basis. Social rehabilitation would be han- dled through the mental health clinic, and would require the addition of two mental health aides to the staff. - inter-agency planning and sharing of staff. This is considered a high priority by the Dept. of Mental Hygiene, Dr. Platman said. Currently, Allegany County patients are accepted by the three state institutions previously mentioned. Written agreements are needed with these institutions, Dr. Platman said. - consumer and citizen input. Another high priority in the eyes of the state, Dr. Platman said. This would include actively seeking the opinions of mental health services clients and the general public in planning services and budgets. The newly reactivated county Council of Social Agencies is considered one formal method for providing such input, but Dr. Platman said opinions must also be sought from nonprofessionals and the public outside the sphere of community and social agency leadership. - Family Care Homes. Under Chapter 620 of the state mental hygiene law, patients who have been in state institutions for five years or more are eligible to be returned to their community, if suitable "family home" residences can be found. The state pays 100'per cent of the cost of care for these "620" patients, but more residences are needed for them in the county. Dr. Platman also announced the state is considering a switch of state hospitals which accept Allegany County patients. If the switch goes through, perhaps by April 1,1976, he said, children from the county needing psychiatric hospitalization would be accepted at West Seneca Children's Hospital, instead of Elmira Center; and retarded persons would be accepted at the J.N. Adams Developmental Center in Perrysburg, instead of Craig Developmental Center; Mentally ill adults and alcoholism patients would continue to be accepted at Gowanda Psychiatric Center. CHARITABLE GESTURE—Mildred Cratsley (r), treasurer of Ye Hubbard's Cupboard Crafts and Recreational Center, accepts a $1,200 check from the Rev. Joseph Hassler, pastor of St. Mary's Church in Belmont and St. Joseph's Church in Scio. The check was given by Catholic Charities in Buffalo, and Father Hassler was responsible for the donation. At right are Lonnie Darling, vice president of the Cupboard board, and Roberta Kramer, store manager. (Reporter Photo) Hospital notes JONES MEMORIAL Census: Audits 75, Babies 5 Operations 5 Admissions Mrs. J. Butler, Genesee, Pa. Mrs. Chester Weaver, 357 S. Main St. Cindy Eck, 76 Scott Ave. Mrs. Ada Densmore, 25 Witter Ave. Mrs. Mildred Bidwell, Belmont Discharges Albert Rickford, Belmont Mrs. Howard Baker, 273 S. Main St. Mrs. E. Avery Eaton, Genesee, Pa. Mrs. Martin Brundage and daughter, Andover Rebecca Slater, R.D. 3 Mrs. Robert Burgess, Scio Mrs. Charles Williams and daughter, Belmont Mrs. Ila Johannes, 58 N. Broad Births Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Carol White) Behn of Andover are parents of a daughter born Aug. 21,1975. Mr. and Mrs. James (Louann Rozmus) Pawlak of R.D. 3, Wellsville are parents of a son Aug. 21,1975. CUBA MEMORIAL Admissions Edith Bump, Cuba Marjorie Decker, Belmont Trudy Simons, Belmont Marlene Kelly, Fillmore Discharges Benjamin Wisniewski, Cuba William Green, Friendship CHARLES COLE Admissions Owen Metzger, Coudersport Levi Gleason, Coudersport Mrs. Elizabeth Rickar, Galeton Aurelia Rungner, Ulysses Mrs. Cheryl Cornell, Ulysses Mrs. Marjorie Graves, Whitesville Mrs. Emaline Muhsemann, Coudersport Mrs. Sharon Dean, Galeton Miss Kelly Bennett, Coudersport Hugo Sharr, Ulysses Mrs. Estella Austin, Coudersport Discharges William Spink, Coudersport Mrs. Mildred Bliss, Galeton George Haskins, Genesee BETHESDA Patient Admitted: Audrey Moyer, Bolivar ST. JAMES MERCY Patients Admitted: Leon Claypool, Almond Albert Rickford, Belmont Patients Discharged: Stephen Reitnauer, Almond Robert Wonderling, Wellsville N.Y. lottery SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (UPI)-The winning number picked Thursday in the weekly New York State lottery, drawing was 2-209-165. Top prize is $250,000. The winning jackpot number, worth a minimum of $35,000 was 4487375. I MENTAL HEALTH TALK—Participants in yesterday's state hearing on county mental health service budgets included, from left, Charles Herrick, president of the county Mental Health Association; William Pulos of Alfred, of the state association; Ed Kress, Dr. S.R. Platman and Enid Ethridge, of the Buffalo offices of the state Dept. of Mental Hygiene; and Maynard Ayers, chairman of the Allegany Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. (Reporter Photo) Bolivar board okays non-teacher pact Bolivar School Board accepted the recommendations of the PERB fact finder in the dispute with the non- teachers at the regular board session Thursday night. The next step in the procedure will now be to await acceptance of the terms by the non- teachers. Board President Neil Dempsey appointed members of school board committees as follows: athletic department, Wayne Torrey and Neil Dempsey; building and grounds, Neil Dempsey and Carol Greene; transportation, Sarah Matheny and Wayne Torrey; cafeteria, Carol Greene and Sarah Matheny; Budget, Richard Pounds and Neil Dempsey; faculty, Neil Dempsey and Richard Pounds; negotiations for the faculty, Sarah Matheny and Richard Pounds; and negotiations for non- teachers, Wayne Tqrrey and Carol Greene. The board accepted with regret the resignation of Miss Valerie Champlin, second grade teacher. She will be replaced by Miss Linda Lincoln, a former resident of East Otto, N.Y. and 1975 graduate of Thiel College. Approved Thursday night was the new cafeteria price list for the coming year. In general, according to Two charged as disorderly Scheduled to appear this morning before Village Justice Francis Sobeck after having been charged with disorderly conduct were Stanley Cwiklinski, 27, of RD 2, Wellsville and Richard Pratt, 22, of 148 South Broad Street. Police said they broke up a fight between the two in the Cross Diner about 3 a.m. this morning. Driver hits Xway guardrail FRIENDSHIP—A minor, one-car accident on an entrance ramp to the Southern Tier Expressway early Thursday morning led to charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right against a Swain man, state police said. According to troopers, Raymond Dieter, 41, driving a New York State Interagency Pool car from the state university campus at Albany, hit a guard rail 200 feet off Rt. 275 about 1:15 a.m., on the eastbound entrance ramp to the expressway. supervising principal George Kuhn, prices for meals were raised five cents, with some items also increased in price. The board accepted the request by pony and midget league football teams to use the Bolivar Central School's athletic field for games and practice. Also approved were the applications forms and pay scale for substitute teachers. Anyone wishing to submit an application should contact the main office of the school. A letter from Mrs. Penny Schasre requesting employment in the school cafeteria was accepted and approved. Wellsville Daily Reporter Established 1880 Published every afternoon except Saturday. Sunday and holidays at 159 N. Main St., Wellsville. N.Y. 14895 by the W.H. Greenhow Co. Louis G. Buisch, president: William H. Buisch. secretary; Louis G. Buisch, Jr., treasurer; corporate office at 85 Canisteo St., Hornell, N.Y. Entered at the Post Office at Wellsville, N.Y., with second class reentry pending. Subscription Rates: Per copy 10 cents; By carrier, payable weekly 75 cents; by suburban tube delivery $3.25 per-month. By mail one year, $28.59, six months $18.00. All mail subscriptions payable strictly in advance. Mail delivery not available in areas delivered by carrier or suburban tube routes. CENTER CITY PALACE Phone 372-4200 , NOW SHOWING. At 7 & 9:15 Mat. Sat. & Sun. Adults $1.25- Child 75c EXCLUSIVE FIRST AREA SHOWING JAWS PEACHES For Canning and Freezing SWEET CORN SWEET PEPPERS TOMATOES CUCUMBERS SIMONS' 334 South Main St., Wellsville GENERAL REVENUE SHARING HAY K TOO MBfil FOR YOUHGOIOMMH ACTUAL USE REPORT SHARING, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20226. IAI CATEGORIES 1 PUBLIC SAFETY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 3 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 4 HEALTH 5 RECREATION 6 LIBRARIES SOCIAL SERVICES FOR AGED OR POOR 8 FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION MULTIPURPOSEANO GENERALGOVT 10 EDUCATION SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 12 HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 13 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 14 OTHER ISpecifyl Transportatinrff 16 TOTALS (B) CAPITAL (Cl OPERATING/ MAINTENANCE S THE GOVERNMENT OF WILL.IMG TQMM has received General Revenue Sharing payments totaling during the period from July 1.1974 thru June 30. 1975 V/ ACCOUNT NO G WILLIMG TOWN ram SUPER VIS-PR ALLEGANY COUNTY WELLSVILLE MEW VQRK uu; 14895 476 10.599 $ |s in,599 .- mi r- C DSc,? l A S T C ,5 l ^ l r' ATI 9 N REQuftlEMENTS HAVE BEEN MET (E) CERTIFICATION I certify that I am the Chief Executive Officer and with respect to the entitlement funds reported hereon. I certify tna they have-not been used in violation of either the priority expenditure qeC "° n ' matching JundsprohibitionTSection Mni/gan Date Name a Supervisor nd Title ID) TRUST FUND REPORT (refer to instruction D| 1. Balance as of June 30. 1974 $ 2. Revenue Sharing Funds Received from July 1. 1974 thru June 30. 1975 $ 3. Interest Received or Credited (July 1, 1974 thru June 30. 19751 $ 4. Funds Released from Obligations $ 5. Sum of lines 1, 2. 3.4 5 6 Funds Returned toORS $ 7. Total Funds Available j 8 Total Amount Expended (Sum of line 15. column B and column C) $ 9 Balance as of June 30, 1975 s None lu.. 599 None 10,599 10.599 10.599 NEWS MEDIA HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT A COMPLETE COPY OF THIS HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL ciHril LATION I HAVE A COPY OF THIS REPORT AND RECORDS DOCUMENTING THE CONTENTS THEY ARE OPEN FOR PUBLIC -- RD LIC SCRUTINY ATTnWr) P.1ftr»lr #1 Wellsville.N T Y