Mentally Retarded Often Get POW-Like Treatment: Report By PEGGY SIMPSON Associated Presj Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's 200,000 mentally retarded persons frequently receive treatment comparable to that of prisoners of war, reports The President's Committee on Mental Retardation. A four-year study released Monday by the panel said that many mentally retarded persons confined to tax-supported institutions receive only "dehumanizing custodial care." Drastic improvement is essen. tial for the institutions which offer away-from-home residential care for mentally retarded persons, the panel found. Â·"the general public becomes highly incensed and concerned --and rightly so--when learning of abuses to prisoners of war," the panel said. "Unfortunately, the same public expresses little or no concern about inhumane living conditions that exist in their own community." Panel Chairman Raymond W. Vowell, vice chancellor of the University of Texas, said a system of accreditation for the institutions is being prepared to improve the welfare of the mentally retarded. The committee "There is no place for excessive use of physical restraints, abusive use of drugs and prolonged periods of isolation for the sole purpose of controlling behavior or for punitive reasons," the committee said. About $1 billion in tax dollars is spent each year for treatmenl of the mentally retarded. The panel said the goal of residential services for the mentally retarded should be four-fold: to encourage physical, intellectual and social capabilities to the fullest; to develop emotional maturity commensurate with social and intellectual growth; when possible, to develop skills, habits and attitudes essential for return to contemporary society, and to provide a personally satisfying life within the institutional environment. Milliken emphasized the retarded must be permitted to live as normal a life as possible in a residential setting, in contrast to the, "inherited pbi- lojiophy . . . of isolation, coupled with disease-oriented treatment," that prevails today. Dehumanizalion in huge dormitory-like settings must be re-^ placed with a more personal grouping which permits privacy By MRS. FRANK VETTER MILLIKEN - Mr. and Mrs. Ted Osman are the parents of a daughter, born May 15, at Loveland Memorial hospital. She weighed 8 Ibs. 5 m. and has been named Renee Dawn. j Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. 'Ted Boyd and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Osman of Milliken. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stroh and individuality, tee said. the commit- USE TRIBUNE WANT ADS |Page 14 GREELEY TRIBUNE Thurtt., May 28, WO VOICE OF DEMOCRACY AWARDS Gene Swelzig of the VFW Post 2121 congratulates Terry Miller and Diane Lind of Eaton High School'who won citizenship medallions for placing first and second respectively in the Voice of Democracy speech contest. Looking on are Clint Anderson, VFW commander, and Mrs. Gladys Page, speech and English teacher at Eaton High School. Paula Moser placed third in the contest and also was awarded a medallion. Certificates were also given to Karen Nelson, Rena Smith, DeAn Damrell, Maribeth Groves, Doris Stroberg and Byron Keirnes, all of Eaton High School. Medallions and certificates were also given to three entrants from Greeley West High School; Vicky Jonston, Carla Krause and Rob Proctor. (Tribune photo by Paul Edscorn) tor. (Tribune photo by Paul Edscorn) .echnology students for 1970. They were honored at the Capri Motor Hotel in Denver last Saturday and Sunday. Sandi is a 196G graduate of Roosevelt High School and will and Calvin Schwalm ac- graduate from the University of companied their son David Stroh to Wheatland, Wyo. by plane Saturday where they enjoyed a horse show. John participated in the show. Sandi Knaub, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Knaub of Milliken was one of the nine finalists among Colorado's out- BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) Gerald Keler, a Brighton school teacher, Monday announced his candidacy for Adams County treasurer on the Republican ticket. Employed by School Dist. 14 for five years, Kelver has completed advanced work, at the University of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines. OPEN MEMORIAL DAY SPRITE POP ~ 39 12 OZ. SIGMAN'S WIENERS Radishes Green Onions CANTALOUPE TOMATOES WONDER BUNS *,,, BEER TO GO-WEEKDAYS AND SUNDAYS HANDY SPOT Food Center Hiway 85 I,a Salle ONE BLOCK NORTH OF THE STOPLIGHT on EAST SIDE OF HIGHWAY Prices Good Through Monday, June 1 USE TRIBUNE WANT ADS Northern Colorado on May 31. She will be employed at Weld County General Hospital in : July, where she is taking her training. Miss Knaub rated highest in iher class at Weld County General and represent the standing professional medical competition. The Milliken was chosen to hospital in this Plan on shopping around for an Air Conditioner? Sales and Installation Counseling Guaranteed Products and Service The NOISELESS air conditioners from Philco FordÂ® are being sold at DISCOUNT GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SHOP j-,. . of Greeley Open Mon. Fri. Evenings till 8:30 825 8th St. Phone 352-6026 Women's club: enjoyed a tour of the Middle School shop recently after a meeting held at the home of Mrs. Earl Felix. Shop instructor, Louis Fabrizio showed them the items on display for! the Creative Arts Exhibits. j The club met May 22 for a 'luncheon at the Post and Pike Jin Greeley after which installa- j| lion of officers was held. Mrs. Roland Wiest and Mrs. Gus Vetter returned Tuesday morning after spending almost ijtwo weeks in Racine, Wis. They visited their sister, Mrs. Amanda Baker and an aunt Miss Martha Hoppe and several uncles and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Harry Lesser of Greeley also made the trip and visited relatives in Milwaukee, Wis. || The ladies made the trip by I train. The Milliken Presbyterian Church again honored the graduating seniors at the Sunday morning worship service. Becky Cook and Charles Nelson led the congregation in prayer. Carol Binder and Gary Chesnut took part in a conversation sermon with the Rev. Stewart. Members of the IOOF and Rcbekahs were also recognized. A pot luck dinner honoring the seniors was held by church ^members and the families of i| the graduates. A short program was given following the dinner. CPO and Mrs. Wilbur Tow and children of Spring Valley, Calif, are visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Case. Mrs. Tow underwent surgery last week at Weld County G e n e r a l Hospital and is recuperating at the home of her parents. She and the children will spend the summer with her parents while her husband is on a cruise. HAS MOVED TO 1221 8th AVENUE (4 Doors North of Former Location) Rolls of carpeting fill our showrooms -- and we want to carpet it -- so come in and get the best c a r p e t buy in town! Sq. Yd. Surf into summer on a wave of sun-fun items for every member of the family. At Eaker's you'll find a multitude of wicky way, fun things . . . and just a little green outfits you for the long week-end Holiday . . . and the long summer ahead. From our sun- loving collection. A. Boys' lastex swim trunks: Acetate, cotton, rubber. Draw string waist. Blue, emerald. Sizes 8-18, 3.59. B. Men's boxer swim trunks: Acetate, cotton, rubber. High waist band. Assorted colors, sizes S, M, L, 2.99. C. Bikini: Polyester and cotton, cotton lining. Shaped foam cups, adjustable bra top. Red polka dot, sizes 8-12, 12.00. D. Girls two piece swim suit: Nylon stretch with cotton lined top. Nylon ruffles. Assorted colors. 8-H, 3.99. Choose from a variety of styles in one piece, two piece or bikini swimwear at 2.99 and 3.99. Girls' sizes 4-14. E. Jacquurd beach towel: 34"x64". Yarn dyed cotton in wild, colorful abstracts, 2.99. F. Jacquard beach towel: 28"x56". Yarn dyed cotton. Choose from a selection of funky prints at 1.99. G. Play-dress suit with briefs. Dacron and cotton with cotton lining. Inset rubber-cupped bra. Woven check, fringed fabric. Daisy trim, spaghetti straps. Maize, sizes 8-14, 20.00. H. One-piece suit with over-dress: beige stretch nylon suit with snap in rubber cups. Black nylon lace over-dress. Low cut back. Sizes 10-16, 22.00. I. Girls' swim caps: all are water-tite, keep hair dry, protect ears with no binding. Made for comfort . . . they fit all head sizes. Variety of colors from 1.00 to 1.19. J. Ladies' swim caps: high fashion caps in a variety of styles and colors from plain skull caps to wild, long wigs. Fit all head sizes. Priced from 1.49 to 7.00. K. Men's double-knit trunks: 100% stretch nylon. Color fast, shape retentive, no sagging. Hidden pocket, drawstring waist band, knit supporter. S, M, L, 3.99. L. Boys' jam trunks: 100% cotton, cotton lined. Drawstring waist. Pocket. Fun and flower print on navy or cherry. Sizes 8-18, 3.99. CHARGE THEM ON YOUR EAKER'S CHARGE! CLOSED SAT., MAY 30 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY WILSHIRE CENTER, 2816 W. 10th St. 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday thrg Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
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