Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 16, 1969 · Page 17
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 17

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 16, 1969
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Said Miii Reason Two Children Were Undernourished BLYTHEVILLE. Ark. AP)-l. Neglect, rather thin inadequate programs, was the main reason for the undernourishment of two children . whose case was used to argue for expanded food programs, according to a physician who treated them. "All the dollars in the world wouldn't necessarily solve this kind of problem," said Dr. Weidon T. Rainwater of Blytheville. 'Somewhere along the line humanity has to be improved." Luther Elliott Jr., project director of the Social Development Corp. of Washington, told a House Education and Labor Committee task force Monday in Washington that the children had been found in Arkansas. He said they were located in Mississippi County so hungry they could not "walk, talk or When found last July the children, both girls, were a 3-year- old who weighed 22 pounds and * 2-year-old who weighed 20 pounds, Elliott said. to reveal the children, their He declined names of the parents, or the exact location where the children and parents could be found. UNAWARE Leroy Richardson, director of the Mississippi County Welfare Department, said he had no knowledge of such cases. Elliott told the task force that his group is not allowed to use full names of any cases. A spokesman for the corporation said it learned of the children in a report last July from an Eastern Arkansas antipoverty agency. In Mississippi County, news men contacted a worker for the Office of Economic Opportunity, and she. while asking to remain unidentified, said she had found the children. "A friend asked me at church one morning if I knew about the family," she told reporters. "I said I didn't, but the next morning when I went to work I visited the family. "The children were so weak they couldn't walk, talk or eat." she said. "They were ly ing on a cot, not a bed. "At first when I looked at them I thought they were deformed and then I realized it ·,vas because they had been on that cot so long," she related "No one bothered to pick them up." MOTHER NOT WORRIED She said she asked the children's mother if she was worried about them not walking. "She said she wasn't worried and that she figured they would eventually start walking," the antipoverty. program worker said. "I asked her why they couldn't eat. She said she didn't mow." The OEO employe said the mother first declined to let the children be taken to a doctor, nit, w i t h another worker lelping to encourage her, she relented. The antipoverty employes ook the children to Rainwater. 'He let the woman know how he felt about her letting the children get into that shape," the OEO worker said. "He wrote a prescription to have it filled and said the children would have to be brought in every morning for injections of ron and liquid food." Rainwater said he treated the girls, but only once. He said ;hey were in a sad condition. "It was, more a case of neglect." he said. "They were joorly fed. filthy children." After the first treatment, the mother never bothered to bring :hem back, Rainwater said, adding that it was "about what I had expected." RESPONSIBILITY He said that in his opinion :he condition of the children was the mother's responsibility. The antipoverty worker said that from time to time she checks on the mother, urges her a return the children for medical treatment, "and she'll say she intends to do it in a few n the county, said that he. like Banks, knew nothing about this particular case. The antipoverty employe who ound the children raid they and heir mother were living in a motel within the city limits of Blytheville. days." The children. however, arc walking now, gaining weight and eating, she said. 'But they still could use help," the OEO employe said Mississippi County Judge A A. "Shug" Banks, noting that there are 12 Neighborhood Service Centers in the county, said locating such children were the jobs of such agencies. "Now if we have a case 6! severe malnutrition, I think it's the exception rather than the rule," he said. Elliott gave no evidence that such extreme cases of under nourishment are the rule, rath er than the exception. Banks said that while manj agencies are "trying to do the best they can to proven hunger, in a county this big wouldn't be surprised to fim someone who has been over looked." Gary Jumper, OEO director Wimlow School To Hold (link For New Students WINSLOW -- Winslow school will hold its first pre school clinic at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. A team from the Northwest Arkansas Supplementary Education Center with Paul M. Kennedy, principal; Mrs. Onida Butt, first grade teacher 'and Mrs. Sally Buchanan, reading teacher will conduct first grade readiness testing. Kennedy said the testing is being done to help parents and school faculty to work together to make the child's first year successful. Parents will be present during the child's testing and a private conference with t h e teacher will be held to discuss ways of helping the child prepare for school. Children should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult and medical and personal history should be brought to the school. Parents and children may ride the school bus if they need transportation. There will be supervised play for the children and coffee and doughnuts will be served adults. The clinic is expected to be completed by noon. SMITH'S 2-Woy Radio _ -~-_'_ .i_ 17 VAV JUDY MEACHAM | CYNTHIA L. CHAMBERS! BARBARA CARTER Stage Walk-Out SANTO DOMINGO (AP) -Opposition members of the Dominican Republic's House and Senate walked out of the legislature Tuesday to protest recent killings reported in They demanded that President Joaquin Balaguer fire the chief of police, Gen. Braulio Alvarez. Six persons were reported killed in Santo Domingo since Sunday, and a policeman was tim was found Tuesday on a highway. The protesting legislators are members of the Revolutionary party led by former President Itoe Am Girls Enter PouStry Princess Contest SPRINGDALE --Three more area girl* have entered the Northwest Arkansas Poultry Princess Contest. They are Ju dith Ann Meacham, Cynthia Louise Chambers and Barbara June Carter. Miss Meacham of Monroe, is a University of Arkansas Junior majoring in elementary education and is a member ol Kappa Alpha Thcta sorority. Miss Chambers, a University senior majoring in secondary education is from Little Rock and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. 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