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Thursday, October 23, 1958
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FOOT KeiTvflte Mountain Sun, Kerrville, Texas, October 23, 1958 In the sowing room, old people/keep alert l»y working at useful orrtipntiona, imcl their work provides bed wear for other pjifii'iiln, as well 113 spending money for themselves. (Staff photo) A "Hal liar" in (lit- library Rives pnlionts all the fun of a harpnin sale. They may select one hat each and then have the privilege of making exchanges. (Staff photo) Occupational Therapy at Kerrville State Home ... Busy Hands Help Keep Old Minds Alert The direct opposite of the old, old adage that "idle hands make dull minds" can bo seen at worl in the occupational therapy department of the Kerrville State Home, where an enthusiastic group of aged men and women can be found every day working with bright-eyed enthusiasm on handicraft projects that keep them busy and alert. This wori promotes construct!" and creative occupational activity foi mental patients that gives them a new sense of usefulness and a niche into which they can fit and work with pride. Devoted to the care and treatment of aged mentally ill patients, the Home cares for more than 1,200 folks whose usefulness and will to live would be gone without some creative outlet. This outlet i.s provided Jn the occupational therapy rooms where each patient may work at the skills to which he is best suited and know that his work is serving some useful purpose. The enthusiasm with which the old people work at these jobs is ample proof of the effectiveness of the program. Although funds and equipment i;re limited, an amazing amount of excellent work comes from these activities, which are carried on under the direction of Mrs. A. H. Bird and a staff of helpers. And the value of their efforts is proven by the fact that patients during the past year made more than ,?!,800 worth of gowns and hospital footwear that were used in the hospital at a cost of less thr.n V-BELTS FOR FARM MACHINES • Water Pumps • Grinders • Milking Machines • Cream Separators REITER'S $•150. of the equipment in t!io Occupational Therapy Department lias either been donated 01 purchased from interest from che patients' trust funds, according to Dr. Luther Ross, superintendent of the home Money deposited for patients by their families cannot be spent except directly for the patient, but the law provides that the portion of this money that is not immediately needed may be invested in government bonds, and the interest from these bonds may be used to purchase such equipment and supplies. In a well-lighted sewing room patients make the hospital gowns and footwear that are used throughout the home. Government surplus cloth and unbleached domestic purchased for the purpose are used to turn out gowns, conservatively valued at 85 cents each, at a fraction of their value. Hospital footwear is made from used mattress ticking which has been thoroughly cleaned and sterilized, and footlets for patients to use as bedroom slippers are made by the patients at no cost whatever. Many of the craft projects are profitable to the patients, who earn their spending money for the hospital canteen in the occupational rooms when their work is sold at art and craft •shows and to many customers ivho come directly to the Home. This work, which is made from materials donated to the patients, brings to the aged craftsmen a sense of pride and self- •nifficiency, and the proceeds are given to them in the form of coupon books that may be spent n the hospital canteen. It is amazing to see some of he useful and beautiful articles hat can be made from seen;- ngly worthless materials, and Mrs. Bird says that practically inything which is donated to tha :ome ran be used. Empty fruit nice cans and scraps of up- lolsterer's material are work- id into attractive and useful ootstools, and scraps of cloth f every description are woven lito sturdy and beautiful rugs hat find a ready sale. Old bot- les are decorated by patients with fragments of costume jew- olry and discarded finely, and woodcraft projects, patchwork guilts, doll clothing, and many other articles earn spending money for the patients. An element of personal pride is fostered by encouraging the patients to incorporate their own ideas into their work rather than those of their attendants. Although the State Home op- orates a large steam laundry which does their own work as well as that of Legion State Hospital, a home laundry room I'as been set up in the Department where patients may wash, dry and iron their own clothing'. The initial equipment for this room was purchased from the interest of the patients' trust fund with some misgivings as to its success, Dr. Ross sak!. After much discussion, the original automatic washer and dryer wjre set up on the assumption that it would be worth while if as many as a dozea patients made use of it. So much in demand was the equipment that an average of 91 patients use it daily, and the original equipment has long since been worn out and replaced. Modern automatic washers and dryers and a number of electrij irons and ironing boards occupy the time of many, many old persons who achieve pride and satisfaction from their work—and they turn out some work that anyone might envy. A large and well lighted an equipped library usually is we used by both men and womu patients. The shelves were bui by maintenance men, and th books were donated to th home. Books of every descrip tion are found on the shelves and it is seldom that there ar not a dozen or more patient browsing and reading. Old mag azines donated by friends of th home also are placed here fo the patients, and they are avid ly read. A hat bar is held at leas twice yearly, and one was in progress Friday morning, draw ing a crowd that might hav been a group of elderly women at any bargain sale. Hats arc donated to the home, and thej are kept until a sufficient quan tity has been acquired. Then they are placed on a long ta ble, and the women patients are allowed to come and shop, taking one hat ecah, but each se lecting her own. No bargain sali ever drew more interest or pro vicled more fun, as these old la dies tried on hat after hat be fore making their selections. They were also allowed to conn back and make exchanges which made for still more avic shopping. The most noticeable thinf about the State Home is thi atmosphere of freedom. The pa tients who are capable of doin^ so have the freedom of the grounds and recreational build Is your house ready for winter? Tasty meals served in a clean, modern cafeteria offer a tempting variety of well-prepared food. (Staff photo) Enclosing a porch or garage . . . adding a breeze, way .. j helps take the bite out of bad weather. Our experts can help you with plans and estimates • . . arrange financing on low monthly terms. We'll furnish top values in building materials, including properly seasoned lumber from the world's leading quality producer . . . lumber stamped with the true SP1B Grade, and the famous Southern Pine Lumber Company mill numbers 77 or 78, for your protection. Remember - our free planning and counseling wrvlct »* designed for you, TEMPLE LUMBER COMPANY &JO Water St. Kerrville Snow and Sleet Have Your Car Beat? UN for winter prefect/on now/ The underside of your cur takes a lot of punishment and especially so in winter. Constant moisture, road dirt and salt pat away at vital parts —can cause costly damage. You can eliminate this trouble with our expertly applied CiM umlercoiitini;. Protect your car now—see us today. ONLY Petersons'Garage & Auto Co. 200-208 Sidney Haker 1'hone (. L 6121 Kerrville, Texas Training Planned For Cub Leaders A Basic Training Course for ill Cub Scout leaders of the Hill Country District, Boy Scouts of America, will begin \t 7:30 p.m. October 23, in the •Starkey School cafetorium with A. H. Bird in charge. Designed for all Cub leaders including Cubmasters, Den Mothers, Den Dads, Pack Committeemen and parents us well, the training will consist of four •sessions covering 1 , What Cub Scouting Is, The Achievement Plan, Den and Pack Activities, Learning by Doing, and Program Planning. Assisting will be Mr. and Mrs. Dan Pulbright, Mr. anJ Mrs. G. M. Baker, Ernest Dudei- stadt and E. B. Hunnicutt. •«• IS PROMOTED Charles N. Tarver, son of Mrs. Christine Pearson of Kerrville, recently was promoted to Specialist/4 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he is a member of the 67th Ordnance Group. Specialist Tarver, assigned to the group's Headquarters Company, entered the Army in September 1955 and was last stationed at Fort Ord, Cal. He has been in Europe since October, 1956. 4- Mrs. G. C. McCoy, Mrs. D. H. Comparette Jr., and Mrs. R. L. Stanford were in San Antonio Saturday, assisting with tha judging at the Pall Festival and Flower Show, held at the Witte Museum. ings, using the laundry room, the library, reci'eation room, and canteen at will. It is an atmosphere that marks the difference between an institution ind a home, and its value may >e seen in the sparkling eyes of >!dsters who are hurriedly on the way to do some little chore somewhere that is very important to them. The $3,000,000 plant is staffed with 345 employees who care for the old people, and the $73,000 monthly payroll is no small addition to Kerrville's economy. Excellent meals are provided for ;he patients in a modern cafe- ;eria under the direction of J. 3. Smith at a very low cost of 57 cents per day per patient. The total cost of caring for pa- cients is only $2.79 per day for each patient. Aside from the payroll, the lome is a good customer of ierrville merchants. One item alone, clothing purchased local- y for patients and paid for out cf the patients' trust fund, amounted to nearly $7,000. Next time you start to throw iway some discarded garment, almost anything else, stop think about it for a minute, 'or the chances are that seem- ngly useless article could go a ong way toward making some iged man or woman happy and Home Demonstration —Notes— MRS. MARGIE H. WILLIAMS Home Itemoimtration Agent Pantry is a stiff doufh used for the crusts of fruit c meal pies, for tarts, and for j..'8try •jhells in which such mixtures as creamed chicken are served Pastry is often distinguished as plain, flaky, and crumbly. Flour salt, fat and liquid make up the ingredients for pastry. In mixtures, flour is the mosl important ingredient because il ias a high percentage of gluten forming proteins. The amount of gluten, together with ts cohesiveness and elasticity, determine the strength of flour. Since "general utility flour" Is a strong, hard-wheat flour, it is well adapted for pastry making. Another ingredient used in pastry is salt which prevents a "flat" taste in flour mixtures The liquid helps to combine ali ingredients, gelatinizes some of the starch, and is necessary for the development of gluten. Then the last ingredient used is fat which increases tenderness. In making some of the newer methods of pastry, ingredients other than the ones listed above are used to add a flavor extra. Some of the differ ent variations of pastry are listed: Spicy Dessert Pastry: Add 1 tsp. of cinnemon or '/s tsp. nutmeg to flour for fruit, custard or chocolate pies. Nut Pastry: Stir into flour % cup finely chopped or ground walnuts, pecans, filberts, or blanched almonds; they will add flavor and texture to your pump- on, custard, fruit, or chiffon pies. Orange Pastry: Use or- inge juice in place of water in recipe for plain pastry and add l /z tsp. grated orange rind. Sweet Pastry: Add 2 tablespoons sugar; sift into bowl vith flour. Another type that is popular oday is puff pastry. It is n •icher and more flaky product han i;ny of the others and is used frequently for some va- ieties of French pastry and for pastry shells, and some time for he top crust of both fruit and meat pies. Puff pastry has an nterested history connected vith it because in Coventry, Warwickshire, it was once cus- oniary for sponsors to send heir godchildren special cakes, cnown as "godcakes", on the "irst clay of the year. These •akes, triangular in shape, measured about an inch in hickness, and were filled with a rich mixture of currants, pices and chopped peel. To make godcakes properly, puff •astry should be used. Given be- ow is a recipe used for making he godcakes, or puff pastry. Puff Pastry: 2 cups sifted all -ci ~- .. V .••»».. • ••.ij.j.^ »nvt *. LIJ..L f. cusn^y. & UUfJo oJJ. l/Cll ali iseful out at the State HomeJpurpose flour, % cup shorten- ing, ice water, H teaspoon salt, tt cup butter, 1 tsp. baking powder. Sift together the dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening and add just enough water to form the dough into a ball Roll out the dough to the thickness of % inch on a flouret board. Dot with butter. Then fold top and bottom edges to the middle, overlapping slightly m the center. Similarly, fold the right edge of the dough to the center, then the left edge, overlapping in the middle. Pat dough lightly with rolling pin until it is V* inch thick. Repeat entire process of dotting the pastry with butter, folding from top to bottom, then from side to side, and then patting ou: until all 4 tablespoons of butter have been used. Chill pastry two hours before using. Roll out pastry and cut into 4- inch squares. Place on one corner of each a few teaspoons ol filling. Moiston edges of pastry. Fold over from corner to corner to make triangles, sea! edges securely with tines of fork and bake in hot oven (425 degrees P.) until done, 10 to 15 minutes. (To be continued next week) —• ••> , WITH MARINE DIVISION Marine Sgt. William 0. DeVore, son of Mrs. J. H. DeVore of Center Point, serving with the First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, Cal., was participating in an 18-day field firing exercise at the Marine Corps Base, Twentynine Palms, Cal. The exercise, extending from October 6-22, involved training of Marines with the 105-mm and the 4.2 inch mortar. Realistic tactical situations are set up to simulate actual combat conditions. Points stressed in the training were moving in, getting up, firing and further movement of the weapons. —•$• Got a printing problem? Bring it to the Kerrville Mountain Sun for a quick solution. (Adv.) Humble to Air SMU Grid Game f] A regional telecast of „ SMU-Georgla Tech footbal game will be made Saturday 1:45 p.m. by the Humble Oil Refining Company over W TV, San Antonio, and the broadcast will be over KON< San Antonio. The Baylor-Tej AAM game will be broad< from Waco over WOAI, San tonio at 7:45 p.m., and the Texas game will come Houston at 1:45 p.m., KENS, San Antonio. ^ ATTENDS AAM John M. Beakley, son of Ml and Mrs. Billie Beakley, is I freshman at Texas AAM Col] lege. His course of study is p troleum engineering. Hs is graduate of the Center Pol.., high school where he lettered lij football, track, basketball a baseball and was a member the Student Council. by Jimmy Holtott 'ASKETBALL is THE ONLY PLAYED IN THI UNITED STATE* WHICH IS PURCkV . AMERICAN IN ORIGIN. 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