Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 29, 1957 · Page 27
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 27

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 29, 1957
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1957. THE PHAROS-TKIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS. LOGANSPORT. INDIANA PAGE THREE LONGCLIFF 'PILOT PLANT' Indiana Setting Pace For Treatment of Alcoholics "The problem of alcoholism r.ecds a tremendous amount of public education; there is so much ignorance about • il" declares Laurence P. Smith, co-ordinator at the Alcoholic Rehabilitation ward at the Logansport state hospital. Smith says, "Alcoholism hits all ilrata of society." Alcoholism and drinking are not synonymous. Alcoholism is an illness for which there is no cure in [he forseeable future, according 'to most authorities. But, like some, other illnesses, alcoholism can be arrested. Alcoholism is said to be Ihe nation s fourth greatest public health problem, numbering at least 120,- O'JO residents of Indiana among its victims. Many other hundreds of thousands of people are affected indirectly either as relatives, employers, or friends of alcoholics Eight hundred and sixty-eight men and women were admitted to Indiana state-operated institutions in the last year for treatment as alcoholics, according to figures recently released by the division of mental health's alcoholism section. The figures for the year .jjso patient wl ending Noverber 30 included 820| than ^j, ot|ler s men and only 48 women. Although Indiana has sev e n institutions with facilities for handling alcoholics, more than half of all commitments have been made to the Logansport state hospital. All local law enforcement officers are familiar with many cases in which Logansport residcts, sent to jail for public intoxication, were returned on the same charge a few hours following their release. Although judges realized that jails provided no real" solution to the problem of alcoholism, until 953 there was nothing else that could be done, except send thorn to jail. Finally, after much pressure from various agencies such as the Indiana Medical society, civic groups, and members of Alcoholics Anonymous, the General As- sembiy in March, 1953, passed an act setting up a program for the rehabilitation of alcoholics. The 1955 General Assembly arranged for permanent financial support of tlie program by an additional $30 fee for the issuance of any alcoholic beverage permit to retailers and dealers. This money is deposited in the ABC's enforcement fund and used for administering the alcoholic treatment law. In other words, the drinker is paying for his own treatment. The 1957 state legislature revised the original law governing the rehabilitation of alcoholics, setting up the Section on Alcoholism HEADS 'CLIFF ALCOHOLIC PROGRAM (Staff Photo.) Laurence P. "Larry" Smith, above, Is co-ordinator of the Alcoholic Rehabilitation ward which was established at the Logansport state ' hospital in 1954. Forty-six Cass county residents arc among the • have been treated (or alcoholism at Longcliff, more state institutions combined. of the Division of Mental Health. In addition to developing further the program for the rehabilitation of alcoholics it empowers the Section on Alcoholism to conduct an educational program and to engage in research activities. The law defines an alcoholic as "any person who chronically and ing. opening of a ward exclusively for alcoholic women. The largest number in the hospital at one time has been 14. The ratio of male alcoholic patients to females has run slightly less than 13 to 1 on a statewide level. The number of women alcoholics coming to general public attention is increasing, but this is not necessarily an indication that more women are becoming alcoholics, according to Smith. He feels that it is an indication i of more education of the public and more sympathetic understanding of their problem. There are two reasons why female alcoholics do not come to public attention as much as males, Smith says. O.ie is the greater stigma attached to female alcoholics and the other is that it is easier for husbands or families to "covef up" for a female alcoholic, particularly if she is not employed, Smitht, himself, is an "alcohol- ist," that is, a non-drinking alcoholic. Because he has been through 'through the mill" himself he is better able to understand and overcome the problems of the alcoholics under his care. A graduate of Columbia university with the class of 1928, Smith is a colorful figure who just three months ago was commissioned a Kentucky colonel by Gov. Albert B. "Happy" Chandler. Collis Ringo, director of the Kentucky Commission on .Alcoholism, has said -of Smith that he "is a times the amount he makes in his private industry make several times the amout he makes in his present occupation. He is so grateful for his recovery, he is dedl eating his life to helping others OPENS AT LOGAN NEW YEAR'S DAY "Kiss Them For Me" featuring Gary Grant, Jayne Mansfield and Suzy Parker opens a week's engagement at the Logan Theatre starting Wednesday. Will Harrison's Trail INDIANAPOLIS W—A commis- fore he died of pneumonia. sion created by the Indiana Legis- He was the grandfather of Ben- lature to memorialize the trail followed by Gen. William Henry Harrison through wes.ern Indiana in 1811 is expected to hold its first meeting next month. The William Henry Harrison Trail Commission was set up to prepare a plan of the trail followed by Harrison's military expedition and arrange for desig- who have gotten into the slough ; nat i n g roads, parks and historic 11. Drinking affects your reputation. Any Indiana resident who be-; _ u ____ lieves that he is an alcoholic andiderful job and is, I believe, the j Harrison "Trail who can obtain verification of the:most dedicated man to the work | Counties traversed by the e*fact from a licensed physician! of rehabilitating alcoholics I have' pe dition were Knox Sullivan, , of despondency. He is doing a won-j s ; lr ines as the William Henry ^««.r,,i'^u^^ji_ T L. _i! ____ 1 1- _ . ._ .. * jarnin Harrison, the Hoosier President. The commission consists of 14 members appointed by the gov ernor and three serving e> officio —the state conservation director the chairman of the State _ High way Commission, and the director at the Historical Bureau of the Indiana Library and Historical Department. CARTER'S Concrete Block Plant BLOCKS for HOME and INDUSTRY MONTICELLO, Ind. Phone 624 may ask the judge of a circuit,; met. criminal, superior, probate or j It was evident at the reunion habitually uses alcoholic bever- 1 juvenile court in his home countj^of the "graduates" of Wards H ages to the extent that he loses the!for treatment under the law. If power of self-control with respect i the judge agrees, the applicant to alcoholic beverages; -or any j may be committed for treatment person who chronically and habit-' to a state institution, nally uses alcoholic beverages to' The first alcoholic patient was the extent that he becomes a men- i admitted to the Logansport state ace to the public morals, health, safety or welfare of the members of society in general." Commonly accepted symptoms of the disease include: 1. Can't control your drinking. 2.' Drinking causes unhappiness in your home. 3. Lose time from work, possibly lose job, business or your health, due to drinking. 4. Drink because of worry or trouble, or to face a problem. 5. Drink because you are shy or afraid of people. 6. Drink alone. 7. Have a partial or complete loss of memory as a result of drinking. 8. Need a drink in the morning. 9. Crave a drink at a certain time of day. 10. Feel remorse after drink- As the task is ended . . . its rich rewards begin Richly rewarding is the spiritual harvest of a life, well lived. All the deep and abiding comfort of this truth is expressed in the funerals we conduct. John W. Fisher Funeral Director Lady Attendant Mary E. (Kesling) Fisher AMBULANCE SERVICE Fisher Funeral Home 303 West Market hospital on January 10, 1954, and in August, 1954, through the interest shown in the program by Dr. John A. Larson, who was then superintendent, a separate ward for male alcoholics, known as the Alcoholic Rehabilitation Ward, was opened at this hospital. Since that time 1,350 alcoholics have been treated at Longcliff. This is more than hava been treated at all other state institutions combined. Longcliff has been referred 'to as the pilot plant of this program. For a long time it was the only state hospital with a separate alcoholic ward. Now there is one other at the Dr. Norman Beatty hospital, Westville. The local state hospital presently is treating 77 alcoholics, including 64 men in the 73-bed ward, five women, one man in the tuberculosis ward, and seven in the receiving ward. Because of the small number of female alcoholics admitted to the state hospital, officials in charge of the program never have felt there was any justification for the and I, the alcoholic wards at Long- cliff, Dec. 19, that he was held in high esteem by the former patients. Smith completed the Summer School of Alcohol Studies at Yale university and also attended the Midwest Institute on Alcohol Studies last summer at Madison, Wis., in an effort to improve the treatment program at Longcliff. He laughingly reports that after he received his A.B. degree from Vigo, Parke, Vermillion, Fountain, Warren and Tippecanoe. The eight counties were defined by the 1957 act creating the commission as the William Henry Harrison Trail District. The Legislature expressed its intent k> make the trail "a unified system of -parks and historic shrines with connecting drives." No appropriation was made for the commission b.' it was em- The commission is to hold its first meeting within 30 days of :-! the appointment of the members. Gov. Handley made the appointments Dec. 10 but the meeting j time, at which a chairman will! be named has not been set as. yet. The governor's appointments: Anton Hulman Jr., Terre Haute; Prof. Fred E. Brenglc, Terre Haute; State Sen. Leonard Conrad, Terre Haute; John 3iel, Terre 'Haute; State Rep. Joseph A. Harris, Carlisle; State Sen. Matthew E. Welsh, Vincen powered to accept donations and nes; Mrs. Edna Lauer, Williams- acquire properly. port; (Bachelor of Alcoholism) degree and now is working on his M.A. (Mastery of Alcoholism.) It Harrison's expedition culmi- Herbert H. Heimlich, West Lafayette; Judge Curtis E. Shake, Vincennes; Money Helt, Clinton; Mrs. Harry T. Watts, Vincennes State Rep. Donald E. Foltz, Clin< ; Nov. 6, 1811, in which with 900 men he defeated the Indians under Tecumesh. He was the first governor of intendent, who has shown a continuing interest in and a sympathetic understanding of the alcoholic treatment program instituted by his predecessor. Assistant Superintendent Frank Hogle, Dr. C. C. Mackey, who has been the ward doctor since May, 1956, and other members of the Longcliff staff also have given invaluable help to .the alcoholic treatment program, according to Smith. 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