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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 8

Corpus Christi, Texas
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Sunday, August 19, 1951
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U. S. Mental Hospitals Showing Steady Progress Corpus Christ! CALLER-TIMES, Sun., Aug. 19. 1951 », FBAMt CA1EV WASHINGTON. Aug. IS. (AP) APA officials say. nevertheless, | selves in the hospi'al--but they that evidence "emphasizes our be-idid mor e than that. They called (AP)-- At Boston State Hospital for to* Mentally 111. women -patients I»ut on periodic "fashion shows," clothes d o n a t e d people wound Boston. by Other patients pick out hats and dresws just M they would in a dress shop "outside." The idea is to encourage patients to improve their personal appearance. And the community help has gone far toward furnishing nice clothes in a hospital where of- liet that the staffs of our mental hospitals could make giant strides forward without f u r t h e r delay were they given the personnel and facilities that the public takes for granted in the treatment of physical diseases." Projgr«M Reported Here are some more examples of individual hospital effort as reported to the APA: on the governor and Legislature arid helped stir up support not only for the Topeka hospital but for other mental hospitals of the state. A'time Shortage At Independence, la., state hospital as recently as January 1943 there was not a single registered nurse for 1,709 patients. Because I of the .shortage of nursing care. At Crownsville, Md.. State Hou- i extensive use was made of such Dital--the state's only institution j mechanical restraints as strait ficials say patients w e r e once j for mentally-ill Negroes patients] jackets. _ " s h _ a _ b b M y an3 inadequately dressed." W i v e ^oITiospital doctors did much to stir up the community help. · . The American Psychiatric Association (APA) cites this as one of a growing number of examples of the way certain mental -hospitals in this country, and Canada are Iryinjf to overcome their handicaps. The APA lists these handicaps as "overcrowding, p e r s o n n e l shortages, administrative complex ities. indifferent community support and related ·rfifficult'es." Sr-rteo-n'if;* Cited In recent years, says Hie AP.\, ^rn'Ts of ftey-F^ape*' arni r-au"fl- '*( and ^oolvs "have set a,re attending basketball and football games in Bal'imore through ticket donations. These were obtained through the efforts of a hospital worker who spavked community interest in the institution. Time was. hospital authorities say, when e f f o r t s to interest Baltimoreans in the hospital 25 miles away were met with "indifference, intolerance- or the fact that some people just didn't know that Crowr.svllle existed." Today, through the hospital's own-efforts, adc'i'iona! h e l p been obtained, restraints have been abandoned and wider variety of treatments is in use. At Dayton, Ohio, State Hospital authorities have instituted a novel method of easing the return discharged patients to their home communities. P r o m various women's clubs and church groups, they've milled volunteers to sei"ve as hos- Up until about three years ago.hesses at regular get-togethers of natients at Topclta. · Kas.. State \ patients who are nearing the point Hospital -rot ICP '-renm fn'v wo.-of leaving the hospital. a year on the Fourth of J u l v . l Poem! conversation is prompted ·'.ml there wore no limit* itc - n - i ' o j h y tii* hostesses on .such things thsn a "token" iw^mional sf.'.« r u n o u t events, latest fashions. Hospital o f f i c i a l s got busy.; plays. concerts n n d f i l m s . The llr . ,, .., , 'o-th the shortcomings of our men- aroused the. interest of v o l u n t e e r s ] jdra IK to prepare the patieiUs !or lai Jwsoitnls in hold relief." |'n TooeP«. The vohmtofr.s riui sn.^orm! contacts when they are dis- - But s u c h "K"irnili«Ur 'hocklcial and recreational work th*m-'charged treatment" has'told only part of!" th« story, says the.APA. Little has been written, it points out, about "the accomplishments by mental hospitals under the most adverse conditions." For the past three years the APA has jf i v e n "achievement awards" to hospitals reporting outstanding accomplishments along those lines. More than 50 hospitals competed tor the 1951 awards. There are more than 700 public and private mental hospitals In ttis United States, with an *sti. muted 550.000 -patients. Close to 500,00 of them are in some 200 nuts mental hospitals. APA leaders say- that while pro- press is being made, much s'ill remains to be, done to improve hosnital conditions. They subscribe whole-heartedly to findings of ths Council of State Governments, which surveyed the mental health programs'of tn « *" states and published a report in June 1S50. Timrl.v Kcport That ·report--made with the cooperation of state governors and officials of state mental health departments--is the most up-to-date row available. One conclusion was this: "The scope of the mental health problem is so vast as almost to stagger the imagination. "More and better"atate hospitals for the mentally ill, better-trained personnel in sufficient numbers, clinic services. expenditures, All these and better 1 egislation m u c h more are needed !f the problem is to be solved." ADC Rail Sub-Group Headed by L H. Gross L. H. Gross, president of Guaranty TiUe and Trust Co., has been named chairman of the railroad sub-committee of the Area Devel opmcnt Committee. Vacationing in Colorado. Gross telephoned his acceptance of the job to Robert M. Jackson, chairman of Uie Central Committee. The group headed by Gross will study the railroad portion of a preliminary transportation .report submitted last week by Harland Bartholomew and Associates. Bartholomew is preparing a master plan for Corpus Christi's urban de. vclopment. Gross, who lives at -107 Cole, is past president of the South exas Chamber of Commerce, the Corpus' Christ! Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Kiv/anis Club. He tb a former chairman of the Zoning 1 and Planning Commission, and was director of the Community Chest for several years. The ADC's Central Committee will meet at 3 p.m. tomorrow inJNeyland, the directors' :-oom of the Chamber of'Commerce, Jackson taid. In addition to committee members, also attending will be Gordon Forsyth. chairman of the transportation .committee; Richard GRADED ON EVERYTHING and Robert Sallee, chairman sub-committee. wavs subcommittee. The job of the Central Committo have scores of citizens mew preliminary plans before the plan is drawn up. PLAN TO BE STUDIED BY CITIZENS--Area Development Committee sub-committees headed by L. H. Gross, (railroads) and Richard King and Robert Sallee (seaport) are soon to begin study of this proposed rail and port development plan submitted by Harland Bartholomew and Associates. The.- heavy solid lines show existing railroads which are to remain, while "the broken lines--on Alameda, Staples; the present Southern Pacific depot and yards, and the Tex-Mex yards --show those line's to be removed. A new track starting from the Tex- Mcx track near Baldwin will run to the Missouri-Pacific line, and SP will be provided new yards running westward from North Beach. The shaded area west of 'North Beach is potential industrial area. The linked white lines show proposed new highway connections to serve the industrial section, and show the proposed high level bridge. Also marked are a proposed railroad bridge, at Savage Lane extended, replacing the track across the bascule bridge. New Zealand Forest To Aid World Newsprint Industry lar difficulties supply stream have reduced the ; it ha s 260.000'acres of planted for- jvolved and assist with the cost of to a trickle. The i est - mostly in PinusjCnsignis.^Ti- bringing in any immigrants which ! nus Pondcrosa nnd Douglas Fir. the successful tenderer may re- power will WELLINGTON, N. Z., Aug. 18. | markets for the balance Is (AP-Th« New Zealand RO vern-|siin:d._ Chiefly in Australia. _ __ ..** *,,,,, ,-,,!* iliA Inro-oat mnn_!"i£ I'lH'lOr a large n^w station now being built on the Waikato River. The Nationalist' Party govern- ment has put made forest in the the man. world on the market. By doing so, it is laying the foundations for n small, healthy newsprint industry. .tal (iommodities for both New Zeft- iland nnd Australian consumers (While the prospective output of I during Times of war or other rmer- · t . . . i I I U r i l / U M t i. won. c v * t \ i irf- w «JH · « ' · ' * ·' · |New Zealand puip and paper mill-: Thfl susta j ned flnmta i yield from which cannot commence produc-uhis area is 30 million cubic feel. l°- uil ' e - A m P l e tion bo'nre about IBM-will fill a!Nowhere else in the world is sucli| b e available from llonsr-felt gap. · j a large, wood supply concentrated j I The local production of news-1 within as short a radius of the silo | ' p r i n t nnd chemical pulp shouldjof the conversion plant. The aver-j . as- .,^r« m ,,,.,i t| 1( supply of these vi- age haul to the plant site is less; 1 '"; 111 ls , . , n - ~' ~ than 20 miles. jenlurcs and reserves the nght to Excellent Climate j subscribe ^ percent of the. share New'Zealand's climate bringsj c a P l .__ 50,000 tons of newsprint annually gcncy. With the existence of a j another important advantage. Nn-i bu.! would be small compared with 19SO large" demand in Australia, the i where else in the world does the; production of 5,27S,000 tons in Can-! project provides one. of the f e w ' p i n e tree grow as quickly. i ada and 1,014,000 tons in · the!means of assisting to correct New! The Kaingaroa forest, w h i c h ' i s | trade balance owned by the state, will be linked iph- tablishment of a 31 million poiui sterling f$S6.R million U. S.) paper j in meeting New Zealand . a n d with Australia. with 90 miles of modern railway A u s t r a l i n demands m light of the and pulp'industry. Tenders close j w( L rld shortage of newsprint.) on Nov. 1. This includes the rights! 'For many .years, Canaaa has V J I di i~ v , * · ^...,t . . , , , _ r-, l»j. _,,, 1 U A *-i^ r% i++ Artf1i»rtA A f V * a i i t a _ Curriculum at West Point Tough by Any Standards WEST POINT, N.Y., Aug. 38, (AP)--"We have no easy courses here. Everybody takes the same courses and they're hard ones." It was Maj. Gen. Frederick 'A. Irving talking 1 a few days ago, explaining some of the pressures that may have led to the cheating scandal at West Point where he is superintendent. Ninety cadets were tagged for expulsion for exchanging information on tests and examinations. Just how tough is West .Point's curriculum? · In many American colleges, students take certain basic courses. Then they arc free.-to'.fill, out the rest pf. : their'schedule with courses of their choice. If they want to. pad their schedule courses, thev can. At West Point, the cadet's every course is., picked for him. He has no choice. He lives by the clock, too. Here's the way'his time is allotted in a typical weekday at the U. S. mlh- In his junior yrar as a second classman, he plunges into mechanics, covering analytical mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials' strength: electricity; and social sciences--history, government, geography. Last Lap On, the last lap as a first classman, or senior, he concentrates on military art and engineering, campaigns and wars, military structures, and ordnance, In armament classes, he delves into engineering and materiel, au- tomotivea and .engineering processes. He gets more social sciences: International relations, economics of national security. . For the first time he meets the with "snap law -- elementary, military, criminal and constitutional. tiling lie does, every day. The maximum grade is three. For example, a fine score would be 2.89, Two is passing. Anything below two flunks the cadet. Thus, in percentages, the boy must keep above 66.6 to stay in schools. All but an average of 9.2 percent oC his class make it. That unlucky segment flunk out. Others fall by the wayside for other reasons. ... . ' , Most of his instructors are Army officers. He may run across an occasional civilian in some such class as. languages. His glasses average 16 students so he'gets close, intimate instruction. And his teacher gets an equally close look at the boy's ability. I to purchase for. a years an annual iion cubic feet of softwoods, mainly insignis pine, from the vast Kaingaroa state forest, near Ro- torua, in the North Island. The American consultants of the government of the firm of W. H Rambo of Portland, Ore., have suggested the following an esti- I in axed annual production: sawn I timber, 70 million board feet: newsprint, 50,000 long tons; printings and writings, 10-000 long tons; sulphate pulp, 25.000 long tons. Expansion has been planned for the conversion of a further 5 million cubic feet annually for newsprint. The -low cost of the raw material and the large output of the plant, combined with the capital, operating and raw materials economies made possible by integration should allow the products to compete at world parity on both the New Zealand and Australian j markets. New Z-ealand is expected to ab-| sorb not less than 35,000 long tons of newsprint, other printings, and writings, 8,000 long tons of : pulp" and 10 million board feet pf sawn timber. The availability of export been the main source in New Zealand. Kaingaroa forest, the source o f j t o a new overseas port to be built! this timber wealth has a romanticist Tauranga, the world-famous i history- Forty years .-ago it was big-game fishing center on the east] Jn of news- barren pumice 'land, a useless j coast of the North Island. The gov- But de-1 tract of 347,000 acres in the cen-| eminent has undertaken to make creasing world shortage . Ameri l n . £ r flf , h e North Island| ncar Ule Mill sitc available, build 700 ' . dolJ tourist centre of Rotorua. Today. ' houses for the 1,350 workmen in- WE HAVE MOVED To 1663 S. Staples (Across the Street From Our Old Location) · Air Conditioned · Four Berbers to Serve You, DEL MAR BARBER SHOP 1663 S. Staples Six-Points 3onded Diamonds There is English literature and] : Athletes take the same courses composition- again, and finally, as other cadets. On top of that, military, hygiene. . . - . | they practice a maximum of one He also "gets plenty of military and a half hours a day. instruction, 65 hours, the first I; "When they leave the practice tary Academy: Sleep, 7 hours, 35 m'ms. Recitation, 3:40 Study, 6 hours Leisure, 2:05 Athletics, military training, 1 hour Dining room, 1:45 Administrative duties, 1:55 Few Free Hours In an entire week of 1SS hours.! the cadet has 27 hours, 25 minutes I of leisure time, most of it on SaM urday and Sunday. j The academic courses at West! Point don't lean as heavily to the' purely military as one might sup- j p o s e . . . . . j Eighty-one percent of a plebe'sj classroom time is devoted to non-l military study. In the second year,! about 84 percent of the time is non-military study. By the third year, the cadet Is concentrating almost 100 percent on non-military, although related matters. But in the senior year, the pendulum swings the other way. About 45 percent of the study relates to non-military matters, 55 percent to military. The plebe -- or freshman -studies: Mathematics, including analyti cal geometry, algebra, calculus and trigonometry; English, a foreign language, and military topography and engineering drawing. As a third «lassman, or sophomore, his subjects are advanced versions of those same four things plus physics and chemistry. year; 36. 65 and 94 respectively. in the succeeding years. This isn't counting his summer training on the field, with the Air Force and Navy, and in touring ! service centers and advanced schools. · ! That's it. If he. gets through nil j t h a t with a grade of two or more {he's an .officer of Uncle Sam. l"Graded v on Everything A cadet gets graded '.on every- Rugs Carpels Cleaned, Dyed, Repaired Mothproofed! Horak's Cameron 1400 D ufl r ft DIAL 3RD KU 9 ^°-2-2222 field, they are. unbelievably fatigued," savs Football Coach Earl H. Blaik. Tough as it sounds. West Point always has a waiting list of boys who want to join the 2,500-man corps of cadets. Be Careful About CYSTITIS WATER CO. Dial 2-2152 1921 S. 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