The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on August 2, 1974 · Page 6
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Midwives being trained at U of M Area church services MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Midwives once learned their trade from grandmothers and aunts and were ready to rush to the home of an expectant mother when summoned to help with a delivery. Now a new type of midwife is beginning to appear on the scene—with a master's degree on top of a nursing degree. The University of Minnesota launched a two-year master's degree program last fall to train nurse-midwives in the care of expectant mothers and delivery of babies. The university accepts only registered nurses into its midwife training program, then spends the next two years giving them intensive clinical experience and classroom instruction. Sharon Rising, who heads the nurse-midwifery part of the School of Nursing's childbearing and family nursing specialization, said the midwives are being trained to handle normal cases and do not tackle anything abnormal. "We emphasize with our students how to spot the abnormal, how to make pregnancy a more satisfying experience," Ms. Rising said. "The nurse- midwife is prepared to manage the care of a woman who is experiencing a normal pregnancy, including delivery, post-delivery and later home visits." Ms. Rising said the midwives do not get involved in diagnosis. She said they bring in a physician as a consultant when they spot anything abnormal, and the doctor and midwife together decide how to handle the problem. The university program is one of about a dozen across the country, and is the only one in the Upper Midwest, she said. "There is no other maternity master's program in the region atall," Ms. Rising said. "We're filling in a rather serious need in preparation of graduate nursing people." Why choose a nurse-midwife Questions Answers over an obstetrician? Ms. Rising said one reason niany couples make the choice is time. A nurse-midwife is with her patient from the time she enters the hospital until well after the baby is delivered, she said. A physician normally is present only for the actual delivery. A normal pregnancy "is not too much of a challenge to the obstetrician," she added. Questions are raised that "don't have a whole lot to do with medicine. This can be frustrating to the obstetrician. He may not be interested, or, for sure, he doesn't have the time." Ms. Rising stressed that nurse-midwives are not in competition with obstetricians, but instead can offer "a kind of care that is time consuming, that is requested by certain patients and that would strengthen any total health care system." People also choose midwives for a more personal approach to childbirth, a family approach or so they can have more control over what happens, she said. "We try to fit the individual program to meet the particular needs of the couple," Ms. Rising said. "For some, it's having the baby in the labor room rather than the delivery room, but for others it's not especially important where they deliver." She said she likes to deliver babies in the labor room, because it's more normal without all of the sterile machines found in the delivery room. Ms. Rising is one of three midwives on the School of Nursing faculty. The others are Arlcne Wiskerchen and Margaret Hewitt, a parttime faculty member who heads the midwifery program at Hennepin County Gene al Hospital. Mrs. Hewitt said to her knowledge University Hospitals and General Hospital were the only two hospitals in Minnesota where midwives were now delivering babies. At University Hospitals the regular facilities are used by midwives doing deliveries. At General, Mrs. Hewitt has a special room where she or her students do deliveries. The midwife delivery room at General looks like a large bedroom in a home, with an early American double bed, orange curtains on the window 1 and pictures on the walls. "We try to provide an environment within the hospital that is more like home," Mrs. Hewitt said. "Many of those who come to us wanted to have their babies at home." Mrs. Hewitt said the pregnant women who choose to have a midwife deliver their babies are mainly those who want a very natural childbirth. "Women come because they see themselves as more active participants in the birth of their child," sh e sa i d." Couples come because they want to share the experience." Karen Harris, a nursing assistant at General Hospital, had her second child delivered by Mrs. Hewitt and is very enthusiastic about the experience. "There is no comparison with a regular delivery," she said. You have all the comfort, relaxation and good feelings of being at home, plus the security of the hospital. It was also wonderful to have my husband with me. "We both had such a nice time with the delivery that that alone would make me want to have another child." Mrs. Harris said she feels midwifery is a step forward, not backward. She said midwife deliveries have the most appeal to those who think of childbirth as a natural process, rather than an illness. Ms. Rising agreed. "In obstetrics, a lot of our care has been directed toward the abnormal, while for most women it's a very healthy, normal experience." The university's first 12 nurse-midwife graduates are expected to receive their diplomas next spring, and if patients' enthusiasm is any indication, they shouldn't have any trouble finding jobs. Ms. Rising estimated there will be 10 to 12 jobs waiting for each of the new graduates, nationally. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN LC-MS, ELIZABETH Maynard Peterson, pastor Worship 9 a.m. Sunday school 10 a.m. UNITED METHODIST, OTTERTAIL R. H. Jackson, pastor Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday school 9:30 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN LOMS, W. FRIBERG TWP. F. Machina, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. FAITH LUTHERAN, LCA PELICAN RAPIDS Arnold Lindgren, pastor Worship 11 a.m. BASSWOOD BAPTIST Roger Shantz, pastor Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:30 a.m. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN, OTTERTAIL Bernard Gorentz, pastor Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:30. STAVANGER LUTHERAN Curt Atneosen, pastor Worship 10 a.m. TAYLOR-TENNEY UNITED METHODIST Vern E. Schendel, pastor Taylor: 1st, 3rd Sundays, worship 9:30, Sunday school 10:30. Tenney: 2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays, worship 9:30, Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN LC-MS, EAST FRIBERG TOWNSHIP F. Machina, pastor Worship 9 a.m. TONSETH LUTHERAN Matthew John, pastor Services at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:30. TRINITY LUTHERAN, DEER CREEK Albert Bierlien, pastor Worship 9 a.m. Sunday school 10. Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Fri., August2,1974 • 6 The POWER of FAITH By WOOD I ISHMAEL Alternating services at rural churches DALTON ALC Fred Norlien, pastor Bethel: Worship9a.m. Erwin Lickmann guest speaker. Our Savior's and Ten Mile Lake joint service at 10:15 a.m. with "Reflections of the Son" conducting the service. UNITED METHODIST, DEER CREEK R.H. Jackson, pastor Church school 10 Worship 11. a.m. EMMAUS LUTHERAN, PELICAN RAPIDS Silas Bergstad, pastor Worship 10:45 a.m. Bible study and prayer Thursday 7:30 p.m. UNITED METHODIST, DENT Lawrence Zimmerman, pastor Worship 11:15 a.m. Women's Society, second Thursday, 2:15 p.m. Youth Fellowship, second, fourth Mondays, 8 p.m. NORCROSS FAITH UNITED METHODIST Vern Schendel, pastor Sunday school 10 Worship 11. a.m. Acupuncture used without some chemical anesthetic Q. My husband, 66, has been in the hospital for almost 3 mouths, and will have to be there for several more weeks. I thought Medicare covered only 90 days in the hospital, but our doctor says Medicare will also -help pay for this extra time. Is he right? A. Possibly. Under Medicare hospital insurance, there is a "reserve" of 60 additional hospital days. For each reserve day, Medicare will pay for all covered services your husband receives in a hospital except for $42 a day. However, each reserve day your husband uses permanently reduces the total he has left. For example, if he uses 14 days of his reserve, he will have 46 days left. Q. I plan to apply for supplemental security income payments, and I understand my life insurance will count as a resource. Does this include term insurance? A. The cash surrender value of your life insurance will count as a resource if the total face value of all your life insurance policies on any one person is over SI,500. Term insurance has no cash surrender value and is not considered as a resource. MlNNEAPOLlS,.Minn. (AP) — An 80-year-old woman underwent major chest surgery in Minneapolis with no chemical anesthetic this week and her attending physician said she told doctors she felt no pain. The woman, who was not identified, underwent a radical mastectomy — removal of a breast and adjacent lymph nodes that were cancerous — while wide awake, the pain deadened using the technique of acupuncture. The surgery was performed at Mount Sinai Hospital, and doctors said to their knowledge the patient was the first person in the Upper Midwest to undergo surgery using acupuncture without some accompanying chemical anesthetic. "In our minds this is a complete success," said Dr. Ju Hao Lee, one of the anesthesiologists during the operation. "Acupuncture really works, it's not just hocus pocus." Dr. Ijee and Dr. Josephine Ij) carefully placed eight needles in strategic positions on the woman's right arm to anesthetize a major area of her chest. Constant electrical stimulation through the needles — a method used in China — was applied during the operation. Dr. Lee and Dr. la have been operating an acupuncture clinic at Mount Sinai for some time, and last fall had used acupuncture during an operation, augmenting the technique with chemical .anesthesia. Dr. Jesse Barron, the attending physician on this week's case, said he asked if acupuncture would be possible when he found his patient needed surgery. "She had a heart condition and all the problems associated with the aging process," Dr. Barron said. "I thought we should ao ahead with the sur- The Perfect Gift for the whole family gery but the anesthesiologists said they didn't want the additional risk of anesthesia." Dr. Barron said modern forms of anesthesia are generally safe, but can put a strain on the heart anci circulation of older people, which may add to their difficulty in surviving an operation. "During the surgery she was completely relaxed and talking," Dr. Barron said. Dr. Harvey Moral, the surgeon, was "terribly impressed," Dr. Barron said. "He was beaming and laughing when he came out. He kept saying it was unbelievable." Dr. Barron said he sees acupuncture as a way to provide needed surgery to persons who are considered high risks because of their age and condition. Dr. Lee, however, said he thought acupuncture would play only a small role in anesthesia because other methods are safe. "Acupuncture is not always successful," Dr. I-eesaiii, "and most patients don't want to stay awake during surgery anyway." Cardinal is hospitalized ST. FLOUR, France (AP) — Francois Cardinal Marty, archbishop of Paris and president of the French Conference of Bishops, has been hospitalized for treatment of bruises and cuts suffered in a traffic accident. His car skidded off a highway on Wednesday. Kansas City has about 57 fountains KANSAS CITY (AP) Maybe it's because Kansas City is so far from the oceans. Or because those who made it rich in the early boom days wanted to give their city a European flavor. Or because the townspeople wanted to use the mighty Missouri River, which slashes the city in half, for more than just drinking water and transportation. Whatever the reason, the city on the eastern edge of the Great Plaines calls itself the City of Fountains. There are 57 major fountains—most near the famous Country Club Plaza district south of the downtown area. Many reflect the Spanish and French background of early settlers, whose countries traded the territory back and forth until the United States finally bought it to help Napoleon Bonapoarte pay for his wars. UNDERWOOD LUTHERAN Mike Rostad, guest speaker Aurdal: Worship 10:15 a.m. Sverdrup: Worship 11:30 a.m. Tingvold: Worship 9 a.m. Communion at all services. UNITED METHODIST, HENNING R.H. Jackson, pastor Worship 8:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:30 a.m. TRINITY-GRUE LUTHERAN, ASHBY William Colbeck Interim pastor Trinity: Worship 11 a.m. Grue: Worship 9:30 a.m. AMERICAN LUTHERAN, BATTLE LAKE Glenn M. Anderson, pastor First Lutheran: Worship at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. with communion Trefoldighed: Worship 10 a.m. with communion. ST. EDWARD'S CATHOLIC, HENNING Saturday evening Mass 7:30; Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30. Holy Days Masses 9 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. NORTH IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, PELICAN RAPIDS Paul E. Knutson, pastor Worship 8:30 a.m. for July. 10 a.m. for August. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, DENT Norman F. Seebach, pastor Worship 9 a.m. BETHLEHEM- WEST ELBOW LAKE Paul R. Petersen, pastor Bethlehem: Worship 9:15 a.m. Sunday school 10:15 a.m. West Elbow Lake: Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday school 9:30 a.m. ST. ELIZABETH'S CATHOLIC, ELIZABETH Ken Brenny, pastor Sunday masses 9 and 10:30. GROVE LAKE LUTHERAN Paul E. Knutson, pastor Worship 10 a.m. in July and 8:30 a.m. in August. THE BIBLE 145. David Rescues His Family When Dovid 0 gnd his men returned lo Ilieir city of Ziklag, they discovered'%at the Amalekiles had pillaged the city and carried away oil' the women and children, including 'David's two wives — Ahmoam and Abigail. The grieving men began talking of killing David. But David ordered the ephod brought out, "And David inquired at the Lord saying. Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And He answered him, "Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all" (I Samuel 30:8) Then David took 400 men to pursue the Amalikites. They found the spot where the Amalikites were feasting, drinking, and dancing. David and his troops rushed in among (hem. "And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of Ihe next day; and there escaped nol a man of them, save 400 young men, which rode upon camels, and fled. And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives." (I Samuel 30-17- OUR SAVIOR'S LITTLE BETHANY LUTHERAN, ROTHSAY Luther Daleske, pastor Our Savior's: Worship 10:30 a.m. with communion. Little Bethany: Worship 9 a.m. with communion. SWAN LAKE LUTHERAN Ralph Holte, conducting Worship 11 a.m. Sunday school 10 a.m. ZION LUTHERAN, RURAL PELICAN RAPIDS T.E. Moen, pastor Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. ASSEMBLY OF GOD, PELICAN RAPIDS C.G. Scharnberg, pastor Sunday school 10 a.m. worship 11; evening service 8. Midweek service Wednesday, 8 p.m. FOXHOME-VUKKU LUTHERAN PARISH Lowell 0. Berg, pastor Worship 9 a.m. Alternate Sundays. AASTAD-ROCK PRAIRIE TRINITY LUTHERAN Haroia'Underaijhl,- pastor Aasta'd: Worship 11:15 a.m. Trinity: Worship 8:15 a.m. Rock Prairie: Worship 9:45 a.m. HAMAR-HEDEMARKEN Maynard E. Stokka, pastor. Hamar: Worship with the Rev. Tanner 10:30 a.m. Hedemarken: Worship with the Rev. Tanner 9 a.m. PELICAN LAKE LUTHERAN, ASHBY Arthur H. Thorstensen Pastor Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:30 a.m. Jr., ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC, HERMAN James D. Hahn, pastor Masses: Sunday 11 a.m. Monday 8 a.m. Friday 8 a.m. Saturday at 8 p.m. preceded by confessions at 7:30 p.m. REDEEMER LUTHERAN, ALMORA Albert R. Bierlein, pastor Worship 11 a.m.. Sunday school 10 a.m. GRACE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, ELBOW LAKE Don Johnason, pastor Sunday school at 9:45; worship at 11 a.m. Evening worship 8 p.m. Midweek service Wed. 8 p.m. PELICAN" RAPIDS BAPTIST Leslie J. Nelson, pastor Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m., 7:30 p.m. Midweek service Wednesday 7:30 p.m. - AP Newsfeotures — Evangelist loses tax exempt status "The paraphrase communicalesthe message of Christ to our generation. Your reading it \\illgi\e\ou a new understanding oithf Scriptures" Rillv (. By GEORGE CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Declaring that the country can't stand "all the dirt and cross fire" of impeaching President Nixon, Oklahoma evangelist Billy James Hargis wants his followers to "stone" congressmen who advocate it. In his weekly periodical, Christian Crusade, the conservative radio preacher urges that a million Americans mail to those favoring impeachment a small stone wrapped in paper bearing this Bible verse: "He that is without sin among you, let him be the first to cast a stone ..." Hargis, of Tulsa, recalling the Scriptural episode in which Jesus prevented the stoning of a woman for committing adultery by his statement pointing up the evil of the Pharisees self- righteous intent says: "That bunch of Pharisees in Jesus' time got the message and so will these modern-day Pharisees who are willing to sacrifice the country so they can achieve their political dreams." Hargis' ministry, whose tax exemption has been revoked on the basis of political involvement, recently was rejected by the U.S. Sureme Printing, Office Supplies, Book and Stationery Store Outdoor Church Services EVERY SUNDAY,8:30 A.M. FERGUS DRIVE-IN i Mile South on Highway 59 Ser'. Ices Conducted by Trinity Lutheran Church D.E. Knick, Pastor Sunday Worship, 10:00a.m. Court in an appeal to have the exemption restored, despite supporting briefs filed by major Protestant and Roman Catholic groups that generally disagree with his views. The Rev. Dean M. Kelley, director of the religious liberty section of the National Council of Churches, one of the organizations backing Hargis' appeal, says the refusal to exempt Hargis' ministry "could be disastrous for freedom of religion in this country." The outcome, the Rev. Mr. Kelley says, could tend to preclude tax-exempt institutions from taking a stand on various matters, including pending legislation. In Dallas, Tex., the Rev. W. A. Criswell, pastor of the 18,000-member First Baptist church, biggest in the Southern Baptist Convention, says he is giving back "every penny" he has earned in salary during 30 years as the church's pastor. "I have always wanted to do God's work without any kind of financial reward," says Dr. Criswell, 65. who already has begun the process of returning his past pay. which totals $600,000. He says the return of the sum will be completed on his death through his will, but that the financial commitment to the church will not jeopardize the future security of his family. He has earned other income through 15 books, extensive speaking engagements and investments, but as for the church salary over the years— now estimated to be about $25.000 annually—he says: "I feel I want to give back to the church everything that it has given me so that when I meet the Ixjrd I can say I did all of my work freely." VINING LUTHERAN Peter Boe, pastor Nidaros: Worship 9 a.m. Folden: Worship 10:15 a.m. Vining: Worship 11:30 a.m. 90 state youth attend conference in Boston Ninety young people from Minnesota were among more than 7,000 young Christian Scientists who attended an international youth meeting in Boston this week. With the help of Christian Science teachers they explored the conference theme, "Lord, what wilt thou have me do?" The conference stressed genuine spiritual commitment as essential to individual purpose and accomplishment. "Theanswers come when our career gpal is to know God and love Him, to demonstrate His nature and to help and heal others," said DeWitt John, cnairman of the Christian Science board of directors. Gospel group coining to Wadena Mid-State Youth for Christ will present "IJving Sound", a musical group of 15 young persons recently returned from a six-month concert tour in Southeast Asia. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. The "Living Sound" has sung in 25 countries on four continents. Pelican church sets puppet shows Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, will present puppet shows twice a week during August, each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on the church lawn. Lunch will be served. The cast, through music, stories and discussion, will share thoughts about what it means to be a Christian in today's world. The first show will be held Tuesdav. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN, ELBOW LAKE-ASHBY John Quist, pastor Elbow Lake: Worship 11 a.m. Ashby: Worship 9 a.m. CALVARY EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, PELICAN RAPIDS James Johnson, Interim Pastor Worship 10 a.m. Sunday school 11 a.m. in all-purpose room of the elementary school CENTRAL LUTHERAN, PELICAN RAPIDS Matthew M. John, pastor Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Worship 11. CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY ALLIANCE, BATTLE LAKE Worship 11 a.m. Sunday school 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship 7:30 p.m. Midweek service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. AUGUSTANA PARISH Bob Hawkinson, pastor Jim Kent, assisting Eagle Lake: Family Hour of Worship at 10:00 a.m. Grace, Henning: Worship 8:30 a.m. Zion, Amor: Family Hour of Worship at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. CALVARY COVENENT CHURCH, EVANSVILLE Arthur Bergman, pastor Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m.; Wednesday mid-week prayer and Bible study at 8 p.m. REORGANIZED CHURCH OK JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, CLITHERALL Elder Julius Stabnow, pastor Church school 10 a.m. Worship 11. Communion service first Sunday of each month. FIRST BAPTIST, BATTLE LAKE Hugh A. Cowan, pastor Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday school at 8 p.m. AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN LCA, ELIZABETH Arnold Lindgren, pastor Worship 9 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST, FRAZEE M. David Owens, pastor Worship at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday school 10 a.m. Sunday school 10 a.m. Midweek service 8 p.m. Wednesday. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN 4 miles west of Dent Norman F. Seebach, pastor Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, RICHVILLE Bernard Gorentz, pastor Worship 11 a.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL, PELICAN RAPIDS Lennis H. Mitchell, pastor Worship 11 a.m. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN, HENNING (MO. SYNOD) P.L. Friedrich, pastor Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:30 a.m. FIRST LUTHERAN, PARKERS PRAIRIE Divine worship 9:30 Church school 10:40. ST. GALL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, TINTAH Francis Hohn, pastor Masses Sunday at 8 and 10. UNITED METHODIST, RICHVILLE lawrence Zimmerman, pastor Worship 9 a.m. Women's Society, third Thursday, 2 p.m. UNITED METHODIST PERHAM I-awrence Zimmerman, pastor Worship: 10 a.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN, PELICAN RAPIDS Lowell Smestad and Gerry Rafftery, pastors Worship 9:30 a.m. SCAMBLER TOWNSHIP CONGREGATIONAL Lennis Mitchell, pastor Worship 9:30 a.m. MAINE PRESBYTERIAN Rev. Harms Gunhus, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. STKLESTAD FHEE LUTHERAN, DORAN Dale Mellgrcn, pastor Worships a.m. Sunday school 19:15~a.m. ERDAHL LUTHERAN A. Thostesen. pastor Worship 11 a.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. ST. PETRI LUTHERAN, EVANSVILLE John Skepstad, pastor Services 9 a.m. on the first, third and fourth Sundays.

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