Urge Separate Facilities for Seniles, Feeble Minded Children

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,s»(«rd» T . K.onfa Children Crowded From School Urge Separate Facilities For Seniles, Feeble Minded Children By JOHN" FIKRUEKS JACKSON. Miss. (UP) — legislative investigating committee, "Vo;ir committee feels that this "Fifty per cent are between J2:The committee said there is a The 'and .10. waiting list of 203 feeble - minded I children in the stale "but it ts reported today scniles are crowri-j institution was established for the) impossible lo accepl Ihese patients ing feeble-minded children out ofjber.ofit of the feeble-minded: chil-!except when a vacancy occurs." !' tke- Ellisville state school and re-jdren of the state and lhat in recent! "When these children are denied -.|commendcd separate facilities be years a large number of old, senile admillance," the report said, '-'It jpatienls were transferred from the definitely has a marked influence ]nIj l a bl' snc< i ' or Ihe old folk i<iUf a report lo Gov - ifugtl WHiejstale hospital at Whltfieltl to this on the normal children and parents cr*»*o'r lne Legislature, the watchdog i institution." the report said. icompelled to keep feeble minded •f headed by Rep. John: if senilos ar lo continue to be °* ^ C * nsl 't ul ' on ' s "lbet\veen thc Would Seriously Program children in the home." of Natchez said 33 per cent,scnt here, the commitlee said, the The commitlce also reported that patients are.Building Commission should allo- lhe inslitulion has about 80 patients ages of 30 ar.d 80/cate funds for additional facilities/whose parents are non-residents of Mississippi and recommended lhat the Stale Welfare Department make "every efforl" lo have them "placed in the slate of the residence of their parents." The committee commended the ,efficient manner" in which thc in- Istilution is run by Dr. John Black- 'ledge, superintendent. The school l.i at EHisville near Laurel. | "We do nol believe there is a head of an institution in the state interest of his initial heari than Dr. programs, h t- sn id 1 40 workers . \vh ich has been reduced from were laid off because of rcciuc-573 cases to 1030 lo 7 in 1953." i tion in granls to Mississippi in Cites Teamwork lhe past two years. Warning lhat ; Stcnnis atlribnled this progress deeper cuts will imperil con- lo the "coordinated program of tinued progress, the Senator S3id,^ federal. Mate and !ocal partici- " Teamwork Missis- who has the tution more Blackledge," the report said. "Mississippi has made great pro- paiion' press in the past 20 years in thejsippi, he said, has become a sym- conlrol, and even the eradication,"bol of progress and of willing-'that of many dreaded diseases. J ness of government at all levels-crowding the slale mental -.to share responsibility for reach- at \VhiificTd. Gov. Hugh Wi Typhoid fever, for example,' ing health goals, has been reduced from 238 cases, "f bave had a first-hand in 1930 lo onJy two in 1953. Ma- at the problems facing the health larai, wilh a tolal of 230 cascsjof in 1930, has been almost com-'lhe pletely eradicated. Diplhcria.; that our program should be a 1 one of our most dreaded discas-i pr.rinership one. The importance The report followed complaints senile patients also were hospital White said number of persons who needed care as mental patients were un- ae our people in Mississippi",!' « Scnaior added, "and I fcell ' lo gain admission. committee, t Sens, Stanton csldes Junkin, Hall of are . es, has been reduced (rom 156 of the health of our people can->'- °- 'Click) Clark of luka, Stokej cases in 1030 to six in 1953. The! not be ovcr-t-mphasized, and ijSandcrs of Kosciusko and Reps. to most outstanding progress islhope this entire budget can bc!''°e W. Hopkins of Clarksdale and public control of pellagra,! re-appraised." JLuthcr Sims ot Lowndet,

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  1. The Delta Democrat-Times,
  2. 22 May 1955, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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