The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 8, 1974 · Page 11
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 11

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, May 8, 1974
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Projections on economics are reviewed ^Director Continued from page 1 basis," she says. "They (county commissioners) never ask us why; they just condemn us." Dr. Baker would like to see small satellite centers established throughout the area to deal with crises in people's lives and to offer help before a problem becomes overwhelming and a person's breaking point is reached. And, she adds, the hospital is constantly trying to find community agencies to help deal with problems. She indicates she would also like to see the hospital's scope broadened so it could deal with a wider range of aberrant behavior problems in all age categories. "I think education is the biggest need in mental health," she says. "I think there are more kids emotionally mutilated than physically mutilated." Most of the human problems seen in hospital patients, Dr. Baker says, are problems people have with living and adjusting. She believes the hospital is dealing with a different type of mental illness now than IS or 20 years ago. There are fewer ranting, raving, stereotypically "mad" persons. "It used to be much more of a disgrace (for a person to come to the hospital)," she says," so they kept people out away from treatment too long. Now we catch them much sooner and know more about what to do for them. We get more patients in now than we used to." But, she adds, there is still no way to effectively evaluate a program for the mentally ill and mental illness is still indefinable. While drugs are used for some mental illness patients, the most medical care is generally required by the mentally retarded and inebriates. Mentally retarded patients often have physical impairments and (he hospital staff works to get them in optimum physical condition so that other treatment programs might be more effective. For obvious reasons, the fewest drugs are used for patients in the Drug Dependency Rehabilitation Center. The state hospital has its own pharmacy, clinic, laboratory and other ancillary medical facilities. There are four fulltime physicians, each with responsibilities for particular units. There are about 30 registered nurses on the staff. The hospital has its own infirmary. Patients needing surgery are sent to Rochester State Hospital. The only exception is emergency cases. Then patients are taken to Lake Region Hospital or another near-by hospital of the patient's choice. , Persons entering the state hospital on an emergency basis receive immediate medical examinations. All persons receive complete physical and psychological examinations within 72 hours of admission, Dr. Baker says. The medical staff does have some problems and one of Dr. Baker's complaints is government bureaucracy. "We get hamstrung by the federal government," she says: "They provide money and then make demands." Some of those demands she regards as unreasonable. Doctors are overwhelmed with paper work. "They (doctors) are so busy signing papers I don't know how the government expects medical care," Dr. Baker says. "Something has to be done." Dr. Baker also reacts strongly to any criticism suggesting that the hospital is overstaffed. And she cites examples to refute such charges. In one area, she says, there are 193 people being watched at night by five staffers. In another, there are 32 retarded patients with just one man to look after them, turn them and clean them at night. "That is disgraceful and dangerous," she says. "I get so annoyed with the legislature. We tell the legislators 'if you want bad care, that's what ' you're going to get', but instead it is us who get the criticism and it is us who get sued." Is Dr. Baker satisfied with the job the hospital is doing? "I'm never satisfied with anything," she responds, "but we're doing the best with what we have." 53-: WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon summoned his top economic advisers to the White House Tuesday as his spokesman held out the possibility that new steps are being charted to cope, with surging inflation. As Nixon met with, the five advisers, Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren disclosed that the economic experts had met during the weekend to discuss various economic issues. He said the Oval Office meeting was arranged so Nixon could "receive results of those discussions" and review "various economic projections in the months ahead." Warren said there would be no announcements following the meetings, but, when asked whether Nixon was planning new economic moves, Warren said he "cannot rule anything in or out." Attending Tuesday's meetings were outgoing Treasury Secretary George Shultz, William E. Simon, who will be sworn in Wednesday as Shultz' successor; chairman Herbert Stein of the President's Council of Economic Advisers; director Roy Ash of the Office of' Management and Budget, and Housing Secretary James Lynn. Fergus Falls (Ma.) Journal Wed. May 8,1974 J2 m Many summer vacationers planning shorter trips By CRAIG AMMERMAN Associated Press Writer Americans planning a vacation trip this summer should be prepared to pay more, start planning sooner and keep a careful eye on the gas gauge. A nationwide Associated Press survey shows that families are not being scared away from planning summer vacations by high gasoline prices and the memory of winter shortages. But tourism officials say the summer vacationer plans to travel a shorter distance to find his spot in the sun and to stay put longer once he gets there. The sharp increases in the price of food and energy will hit the summer traveler hard. Some vacation areas report food and beverage prices up 20 per cent over last year, and federal officials foresee an average nationwide price for gasoline of GO cents a gallon this summer, up from the current average of 54 cents for regular 'and 58 cents for premium. Some tourist areas predict it could go as high as 70 cents. Motel and hotel prices are also up in most tourist areas, but not significantly. The overall effect means you'll pay up to 20 per cent more for the same vacation you took last year. Many tourist areas suffered between a 20 and 40 per cent decline in business during the winter. But by April most reported business nearly normal again, and some expect a record summer. The AP survey showed that traveling on Sundays could mean risking running out of gasoline this summer. There will be fewer gasoline stations open on Sundays for two reasons: (1) many stations do not need that day to sell their monthly allocation, and (2) some owners have gotten used to having Sundays off and aren't anxious to work. The American Automobile Association said Tuesday a survey showed 39 per cent of the nation's service stations open Sundays. The AP survey also shows that most tourist areas have increased their advertising budgets and concentrated their messages much closer to home. Cape Cod resorts, for example, are advertising in a 300-mile radius instead of a normal 700 miles. Major tourist areas such as Area happenings. Silverware missing Silverware and a Ore extinguisher were reported missing Tuesday -from the Eagle Lake Church in Clitherall Township near Battle Lake, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriffs Department. Commission board to meet The West Central Development Commission board will meet Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center of Fergus Falls Community College. The economic development and agriculture committee of the commission will meet Thursday, May 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Room C204 of the classroom building at the college. The transportation committee of the commission will meet Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204 of the classroom building at the college. Services to elderly The Region IV Area Agency on Aging will be holding a public hearing on its plan for social services to the elderly in the Region IV area — Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin Counties. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, at 1 p.m., Room C-204, Fergus Falls Community College. The Region IV Area Agency on Aging is charged by the Minnesota Governor's Citizens Council on Aging with development of an area plan for services to non-institutionalized elderly in these counties. The development of the area plan includes the distribution of federal monies from the Older American's Act as part of theservices to the elderly. Interested agencies, groups, and individuals are encouraged to give their views at the hearing. The Region IV Area Agency on Aging has an advisory committee whose membership is representative of the nine counties the agency serves. Chairman is Merle Ixxxner, Fergus Falls. Vice-chairman is Russell Knutson, Pelican Rapids. Members from Otter Tail County are Jared Smalley, Merle Ixwmer and Russell Knutson. Make it A Family Occasion . . . Phone 736-7053 for Your Special Orders CITY CAFE & BAKERY Cape Cod, the Poconos, the Smoky Mountains, Southern California and the lake areas of Michigan and Wisconsin are running ahead of or even with 1973 on advance bookings. These areas said some persons who stayed only three or four days in the past are now making reservations for two weeks. The economical traveler can cut costs. The AP survey found that in some areas the smaller motels and hotels had been hardest hit by the energy crisis and are less likely to be booked for the summer. And special deals are available in most areas to tourists seeking them. Some of these offer extra nights in motels free of charge if tourists stay a certain length of time. Others include free rooms for children under 12 and free tickets to local points of interest. Tourists seeking these deals should check with chambers of-commerce, travel agents and tourist bureaus. The major concern is the availability of gasoline. Most officials say they're cautiously optimistic there will be enough. However, there is at least a possibility there won't The Federal Energy Office says the outlook for summer is that gasoline supplies will be 4 to 6 per cent below potential demand—the amount used in normal times. A recent AP survey showed that citizens are returning to their normal driving habits. If that continues the ' chances of spot gasoline shortages this summer are strong. The energy office suggests that travelers seeking information on gasoline check with the American Automobile Association or phone ahead to their destination before leaving. Some tourist areas — the Berkshires in western Massachusetts and Finger Lakes in New York are two- are setting up hotlines to dispense gasoline information. The Berkshires Hills Conference is offering to buy dinner on Monday nights for any service station owner who stays open on Sundays. "It's going to cost money," said John Geary, director of the group. "But hell, that's better than being out of business." Nearly ever}' state is pushing itself—"See Kentucky First" is repeated the country over. Pre- registration at the 16 resort state parks in Kentucky is up 15 per cent this year. Officials expect the percentage of their business from state residents to increase from 42 to 55 per cent. One attempt to capitalize on an expected decline in the number of Americans going to Europe is being made in Chicago by Sun Line Agencies. It is promoting a series of week-long cruises on the Great lakes to and from Montreal. The cruises, which begin from Mon- EXTRA WEIGHT BUT NO RECOMPENSE LONDON (AP) - Harold Lever, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in Prime Minister Harold Wilson's Socialist cabinet, is doing the job for nothing. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is a catch-all office whos eholdercanbe used in a ny sector of government where extra weight is needed. Lever was appointed as economic adviser to Wilson. But there is a statutory limit of 19 to the number of cabinet ministers, who are paid 13,000 pounds - around $30,000 - a year. And there were already 19. Wilson was so keen to have Lever in his cabinet, however, that Lever volunteered to do the job with no'ministeraial salary. All he'll get will be the 4,500 pounds — $10,350 — a year paH to ordinary members of Parliament. Lever won't starve. He is a wealthy man in his own right and is married to a tebanese heiress. treal May 11, are more than 40 per cent booked through October. "We definitely think the energy crisis is working to our advantage," said Robert Ugu- cioni, a vacation official in Pennsylvania's Poconos. That advantage is the area's proximity to the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. •— Sunday, May 12 SERVING: Chicken Rice Soup or Tomato Juice Molded or Tossed Salad Relish Tray ROAST TOM TURKEY, dressing FRIED SPRING CHICKEN, cranberries PRIME RIB OF BEEF, au jus BAKED VIRGINIA CURED HAM, pineapple Includes: whipped, steamed or yams potatoes, vegetable, rolls, butter, strawberry short cake. Other items served from regular menu THE NORMANDY CAFE Due to limited space — sorry, we are not taking reservations for Mother's Day Dinner Woolwortlx Satisfaction Guaranteed • Replacement or Money Refunded '^REMEMBER MOTHER — ALL PRICES GOOD THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 12 — OPE\ THIRSBAV MliHTS TO 9 P.M. - OPEX SI\D1Y, MAY 12 FROM 12 XOOX Tl) 5:08 P.M. Give the gif time from Timex* to $16.95 Choose the elegant style for Mother. Petites and rich looking Cavatinas. 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