Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 80
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 80

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W.J., J.n. IP. \m DAM.Y tm»t» Specialized Medicine For Ma ha ska Handicapped Is Provided By County Education Board By Dave Moorhead The number of services offered to local districts by the county ·uperintesdect of schools office in Mahaska county ins gro\vn steadily during the past few years. For a long time this o::ice v/as responsible for peifeivr-ir-g many tasks that were entirely v^encsi in nature. In 1S47 the state !eg--s- lature created a county bo=trd cf education and definej a r.ujr-bei of specific duties to be reircimed cy the beard and the s-_pei ir.tendent it chose. Several of these sps' ~ 1C duties required s-pec-al-jsts -r. ;he re'.ds o: ·lementary education ar.d special education. A ma^or professional service of the county school oifsce is helping provide prograros of education for children who deviate fur enough from what is considered to be normal to warrant seme type of special education More specifically these children nave sight or hearing :osses, ·peeck defects physical hands- caps or are menta^v retarded or are mentally gifted. There are also these with behavior or eirijt.or.a! problems. M:ss Kay Gur.ier. tlire"- tor cf special ed-acat.on. heads this department. CONSIDERABLE TIME has been put into th* crgc-r..zit:oi cf a stecia! room this year to help those children who were having difficulty in learning in the regular classroom. Sixteen children are enrolled is the cla^s now being conducted at the Beacon school. Mrs. Jeanne Johnson is their teacher. The ages of these pupils are from six and one half to fourteen years and they are enrolled in grade levels kindergarten through fourth. In 1955 the county board of education emeloyed Miss Xancy Cai- vird as speech therapist in Mahaska county. Speech centers or Classes have been organized in the elementary schools in Oskalcosa and also at the schools at Barnes City, New Sharon. Fremont, Cedar and Beacon. Seventy-eight pupils w h o s e speech deviates far enough from the normal are now enrolled in these classes. A sizeable waiting list made up of pupils who are net enrolled in regular classes, but who need help with their speech, is on file at the county office. An attempt is being made to help regular classroom teachers so that they can in turn help the pupils that are not enrolled tfl the reguUi speech classes. ANOTHER OF THE s,en:c«a provided by the county ofi.ce of education is elementary school supervision. Consultant or helping teacher probably is more suggestive of the real function of the oerson charged %vith these responsibilities in Mahaska county. Cecil Ross, director of elementary education, works directly with all of the teachers and boards of the Mahaska county school system. This system includes al! operating schools in the county that do not maintain high schools. A working relationship has also beer, established with a!: of the high school districts except Oska- iooss. which is large enough to provide its own supervisory services. Basically the work of the director of elementary education involves aiding teachers, school administrators and local school boards to do a better job of helping to educate boys and girls. Considerable time is spent on curriculum planning, working v.-ith teachers and parents that have unsolved problems. Teachers are helped to develop a program of in- service training and in evaluating the whole elementary school program so that any discovered weaknesses can be remedied. With the rapid turnover in teachers and local school board members it Is a never-ending task to even maintain the status quo. LOCAL SCHOOLS MAY also secure library books for pupils from the library located at the county office. A professional library for teachers and a strip film library is also maintained there. In Mahaska county services of this typp are offered to local schools, both town and rural These services are of such a nature that they could not be efficiently provided by any one local school district. The costs involved wo'dd be prohibitive because of the small number of pu- piis enrolled in those districts. Certainly, however, the pupils enoiled m these smaller schools should have an opportunity to secure an adequate edticaticn equal in all respects to the education received by pupils enrolled in large urban centers. The county office acts as a center for all types of educational information. Local school boards obtain advice concerning budgets, state aids, pupil and financial accounting procedures, and get help from staff members on a variety of problems where legal acv:ce .s needed. The Mahaska county office of Education is doing a coir.rner.dib'.e job of providing manv types of service to pupils, teachers, local school boards, and patrons. Further expansion of these services will depend upon the needs and wishes of all of the citizens of Mahaska county. ^» -DIM JTSTICE LITCHFrELD, Conn. !?---Justice found a way in superior court here when a power failure blacked out the courthouse. Judge Howard Alcorn finished criminal proceedings by flashlight. » FIRE CASUALTY NEW HA VEX, Conn. ·!? -- A bucket brigade knocked out one of its members quicker than it did the fire. Mrs. Gloria Connolly suffered a lacerated forehead when hit with a pitcher. INDIVIDUAL HELP WITH fhefr own par- centers under the ?«P*rv.s.on of the ,-?«"* tlcular speech problems are gJven to pupils In board of educat.on .neli.ide those ,n Oskaloosa the speech center at Beacon school by Miss New Sharon, Fremont and Barnes C.ty. {Herald Nancy Calvird, speech therapist. Other speech Photo) In Better Service CLIFF and FRED AT De JONG'S STANDARD SERVICE STANDARD · Atlas Tires and Batteries · Washing and Polishing · Lubrication · Free Picknp and Delivery You exp_ect more from (STANDARD) and get it! DeJONG'S STANDARD SERVICE 1202 A AVENUE EAST PHONE 3-9014 at Mahaska Hospital Providing Medical Care and Service for 6.720 Patients MAHASKA HOSPITAL HAS THE FINEST SURGICAL FACILITIES "GOOD Today, BETTER Tomorrow Medical Facilities Are Vital To Community Growth ... The Oskaloosa Community-Wide Industrial Council reports that medical facilities in Oskaloosa are excellent. The council points out that adequate hospital facilities are important to existing end prospective industry so that workers and their families can gei Immediate and satisfactory medical care when needed. Mahaska County hospital has a to- tal capacity of 69 beds. The County Medical staff lists 15 doctors living in Oskaloosa; 15 in near-by towns. There are 10 on the Osteopathic staff. Mahaska hospital has a program of new equipment purchase and building maintenance to maintain these excellent msdical facilities for a "BETTER Tomorrow." Improvements Made on Maternity Floor Improvements on the third floor of County hospital completed in 1956 make it one of the best equipped maternity departments of its size in the state. It accommodates 15 mothers end their babies. Among new equipment purchased for the maternity ward it four thermostatie eontroled incubators which help give premature babies e good start in life; perhaps even save fheir lives. New tile flooring was installed in this section of the hospital, all rooms were repainted and the furniture has been re« finished to provide e more pleasant atmosphere. L Five incubators Are Available For Premature Babies In Maternity Ward Member of ... Blue Cross Blue Shield VISITING HOURS: 2 to 4 P. M. and 7 to 9 P. M. HOSPITAL PLANS Anesthetist Modern ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT for 1956 MAHASKA COUNTY HOSPITAL Patient admitted Out Tatients visits --. TM.~ --. ~ Available bed capacity _ Highest number of bed patients in one day Average Daily in-patients census Average days of stay per patient Total births in hosnital . _-Total surgical operations _ Operating expenses for the year . Cost per patient day Total payroll (110 full time and part time employees) ,, Total spent on improvements and equipment ..., Total cash receipts from operations Total receipts of taxes Total cash receipts Total county treasurer's balance, Dec. 31, 1956 3,007 3,713 ,, 69 64 41.7 4.8 . 540 Minor 1.278, Major 438 S306.021.45 22.95 178,674.36 2,665.38 281.463.07 40.328.24 __ 321,799.65 ,, 56,785.15 Hospital Board George Draper. OskoJoosa FranV Randal. Cedar Vic* PmMnt Horn- Phillips, New Share* Raymond Stitefy, Oskaloosa Harold Mayer. OskeJooM Iflr * IHr * MMW| CrSllQlOOSQ MedicH Staff LOCAL Dr. R. L Albert! Dr. G. S. Atkinson Dr G. W. iemett Dr. H. C. Bos Dr. W. C. Campbell Dr. L F. Cattersm Dr. G. H. Clark Dr. R. M. CollisoH. Treasurer Dr. P. M. Day Dr. F. A. Gillett Dr. Jo*eah Lederman Dr. K. M. Lemon Dr. S. A. Smith, Secretary Dr. F. Q. Voigt, President Dr. E. 1. Wilcox OUT-OF-TOWN Dr- G. E. Harriett, New Sharon Dr. Corwin Cornell. Knoxville Dr. Crane. Deep River Dr. A. E. Even, Pelki Dr. John Maxwell, What Cheer Dr. William Page. Montexuma Dr. F. C. Perkins, Hedrick Dr. C. R. Phelps, Ottumwa Dr. R. E. Phelps. New Sharon. V-Pr. Dr. W. W. Phillips, Montexama . Dr. F. P. Ralston, KnoxviHe Dr. J. G. Stewart, Ottumwa Dr. J. S. Sybenga, Peila Dr. H. C. Yonder Muelen, Peda Dr. Giles Gillett. Sigourney Osteopathic Staff Dr. L. R. McNiehols, Fremont President «nd CIdrf ol Stafl Dr. Richard Contrail, What Cheer Vie* Pmidmt Dr. G*"~raia Chojfont Secretary «nd Tnvanf Dr. Burl D. Elliott Dr. O. J. DuBois Dr. Roy Trimble, Montexama Dr. M. R. Anderson, Sully Dr. Oliver Doll, Me!eher Dr. Dwight Stone, KnoxviHe Dr. Myron Bos, Pella Hospital Staff Robert Coooer Administrator Mrs. Clark Taylor, R.N. Director el Nmr»i Louise Coswell, R.N. Operattaf loom Svpeniser Mrs. W. F. Braere, R.N. Mrs. Robert Von De Pel, R.N. Svp*T*isoi Miss Ruth Briggs, R.N. B*«d NOTM. firrt Floor Mrs. Mary Hanna, R.N. Rccd Hmreo, Second Floor inninto Mooref R.rl. Obstetrical Dopt. S»y«nliot Dept. Heads C. R. Phelps, M.D, Fatholoflsf J. M. Stewart, M.D. ·adtolofis! Carl F. Johnson Office Mraafo* Fern Koontt Dlolnr Do«t. Charles Newman I»tU«tri«t Do^t. ... NEWSPAPER IB CHI I

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