Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 24, 1957 · Page 9
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
Page 9
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE Gives His Views on Hospital of Future CHICAGO (UP) — A noted authority on hospitals says the hospital of the future "will have to go underground." Dr. Charles U. Letourneau envisions tomorrow's hospital as "fully automated and protected from nuclear blasts." He predicted these innovations: — Beds will be suspended from the ceiling and will be moved about the hospital via an overhead monorail system. Look Back af Costs In'Good Old Days' PORTLAND, Me.—(UIP)—A trip through the childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow here is a quick course in early Amen can economics. It will make every penny-watcher and advocate of "the good old days" say, told you so." In the record books are these 1 -Closed circuit television and lter " s .indicating the cost-ot-living remote medical recording instru-! « cale "> the early 19th century: ments will enable nurses to check | It cost the Longfellow .family on patients without leaving their f;°° £ ° r doctor's fees to bring the central nursing staions. ! fufAur(c P° e " tln '° lh . e . w ° ri f, In im : 0 - -A term at Bowdom College cost $8.00 for tuition. His board bill at Bowdo-n for 13'/z weeks was $27. And room, or, as it was called —Helicopters will be used as ambulances. Should Copy Industry Letourneau, editor of Hospital Management magazine and head o f Northwestern University's course on hospital administration, said the most modern hospitals are "hopelessly outmoded." "They are inefficient and too expensive to operate," he said. "The trend in industry is to use fewer men and more machines. In hospitals we have the opposite. In 3930 the ratio of employes to patients was 0.8. Today it takes from 2.5 to 3.2 employes to care for a single patient." Meanwhile, he said, the number of sick, aged and otherwise unproductive individuals is increasing annually. By 1980, he said, there will be one sick, disabled or dependent person for every ablebodied worker in the U.S. "We are faced with a dilemma;" he said, "and we can solve it only •with better machines' and methods." Some Nursing Changes Letourneau said the underground hospital of the nuclear ag<; "must be at a sufficient depth to withstand an oblique blast." But it must be dug on high ground, . lie said, to eliminate the danger '.of flooding by water contamin- . cted with radioactive substances. The average nurse, Leourneau "eaid, walks 13 miles a day. It's high time, he said, that hospitals took a leaf from industry's notebook and adopted the assembly line technique of bringing the materials to the worker's bench. "There's no reason that everything in the hospital, including the patient, couldn't be moved by overhead monorail," he said. "The patient could travel to X-ray, surgery, the lab, or anywhere in the hospital in his own bed, without being pushed, twisted and shoved." Nursing stations would look like the cockpit of -an airliner. The nurse would ride herd on a conglomeration of dials, gauges and recording devices. By pushing a button, she could ascertain the condition of any patient. then ."chamber fees" cost $3.30 a term. Seven U.S. Presidents were official residents of New York state when they entered the White House. They were Martin Van Buren, first native New Yorker to be President, Millard Fillmore, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower. All FOR NOTHING—That outlandish tattooing job on face and neck of Henry Fcrrie, 38, London janitor, is all for nothing. He quarreled with his steady, Tilly Farrell, 40, and got himself tattooed so "no other woman will ever look at me." Tho trouble was, Tilly wouldn't, either. She said she thought ha had "taken leave of his senses." (International) Algae, primitive water-loving This Town Recalls Christmas Parties PAOLA, Kans. — (UP) — The yearly'Christmas parties given by 1 a kindly circus owner. "Big-Hearted Jim" Patterson, in the early decades of the 20th century are still recalled here each yuletide. Once one of the circus capitals of the world, Paola was the winter headquarters of a circus- operated by James Patterson, a handsome, powerfully built man. His Christmas parties in the 1912-1924 period meant a lot to the townspeople, for hundreds of citizens were his employes. They played in the band, cared for animals, set up the equipment and were barkers for the various attractions. At the Christmas season, "Big- Hearted Jim" and his troupe of animals, and entertainers would give a special perforn^ance for the townspeople. The favorite act was a dance by an elephant named Modoc. One o£ the greatest pony and dog shows in America also won heavy applause. 'POLICEMAN LOSES OGDENSBUURG, N. Y.—(UP)— and fellow officers hunted a gang of thieves, two $14 side view mir- While Policeman Russell Straderjrors on his car were stolen. Apples originated between the Black and Caspian Seas, says the National Geographic magazine. plants, have been found growing i Peaches and oranges came from in ice and. snow above the Articjchina, where they were cultivated Circle and in hot springs where _.„.-•...,..., water reaches 200 degrees Fahren- I heit. STILL HUNTING CARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — It wasn't the six-point buck deer that was brought down that attracted attention here recently. I was the hunter, Paul Lemieux, who is 94 years old. The Arctic tern probably sees more daylight than any other creature. The world's greatest traveler, it nests each summer in the North Polar regions, then flies some H,00 miles to Antarctic for another nightless summer. Wherever you are, be it In your home or the church of yowr choice, may your day be filled with the gladness of the Yuletide tplth. Bollei & Farrer Superette AND EMPLOYEES 4,000 years ago. The Near and Middle East gave us lettuce, carrots, peas, and spinach. The Andes produced the "Irish" potato. filter ant) fiappfoesi to fou and yours on this most Joyful ot •II Holidays. .Polsinelli's Tavern 1139 Erie Ave. GOOD START HARTFORD, Conn. — While on his way home from his final class at police training school, Donald Healey chased and caught a hit- and-run driver. Ed Medland Building Construction '^v*-*;' ~ * ^ *> I ^^ from everyone at

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