Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 24, 1975 · Page 6
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August 24, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 6

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$A August 24,1975 McM Trwcfein' Grandma Gets 'EmRollin' For Des Moines By Skip Johnson Mrs. Ethel Brown, a 66-year-old grandmother from Des Moines, Iowa, flew into Charleston Saturday on a Piedmont airliner and left soon afterward behind the wheel of a flatbed truck. "1 want to get 100 or 200 miles behind me before I stop for the night." sais Mrs. Brown, who was accompanied by her grandson. · * · THE GRANDSON MIGHT drive part of the way back to Des Moines. Mrs. Brown pointed out. but she indicated she would do most of the driving herself. She has been driving for more than 20 years as part of a husband-wife trucking company. When her husband died in June. Mrs. Brown continued to operate the firm and continued to take to the road often behind the wheel of one of their trucks. She came here to drive one of her leased vehicles back to Emco Corp. of Des Moines. Emco recently bought out Ure- wood Products Corp. of Dunbar. and the truck was at the plant here with a final load of equipment on board. * * * IT WAS A BUSINESS trip both ways for Mrs. Brown. She dropped off a semi-trailer in Columbus before catching a plane to Charleston. She was met at the airport and driven to Dunbar by Stanley Kinder of Tyler -Mountain, an ex-foreman at the Urewood Products Corp. Kinder is now warehouse supervisor for United Automotive Ware; houses at Nitro. The last Kinder saw of Mrs. Brown, she '. was settled behind the wheel of the truck heading out for Des Moines. Mrs. Ethel Brown On the Way Wife Charged In Slaying WAYNE-A 21-year-old Chesapeake. Ohio, man was shot and killed near here early Saturday morning during a domestic quarrel with his wife, Wayne County Sheriff Keith Ray said. Dead is Lawrence Wesley Carney. Ray said Carney's wife, Sharon Gail, was charged with murder in the shooting and was lodged in Wayne County jail pending a hearing Monday. Mrs. Carney had been staying with friends near the Lavalette community in Wayne County. Her husband arrived at the Lavalette residence about 4 a.m., Ray said, and the couple engaged in a domestic argument. During the course of the argument, Mrs. Carney allegedly shot her husband in the upper chest with a .22 caliber pistol, Ray said. Carney was an employe of a Huntington. labor union. Also surviving: daughter, Michelle Lynn of Kenova: father, Lawrence "Peewee" Carney of Chesapeake, Ofcio, mother, Mrs. Nellie Mebders of Ormand Beach, Fla., brother, Richard of Chesapeake, Ohio: sisters, Carla of Daytona Beach, Fla., Kelly of Chesapeake. Ohio. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at Cunningham Funeral Home. Charleston. Canadian Bus Crash Injures 20 Women NORTH BAY, Canada (AP)-A government-owned bus blew a tire and rolled over South of here Saturday, injuring about 20 young women who are junior forest rangers with the Ministry of Natural Resources, police said. A reporter at the scene said some of the young women, aged about 18 to 20, were so seriously injured that "blood was pouring" out the back of the bus. He said six ambulances carried the women to hospitals in this Onatrio province community. Parrot Gone, Medicine Show Troubled SAN FRANCISCO W - Birdbraia. who sings "God Bless America." imitates a Chinese duck and faints on command, has been snatched and Dr. Jupiter's Traveling Medicine Show has the miseries. The 14-inch-tall yellow Amazon parrot was taken from her brass cage in the back of the show truck, according to a report to police. ·I had jusl given her some fresh water when 1 saw someone in a white van puU up to the circus truck. About a minute and a half later a guy across the street yelled that someone had taken my parrot, retorted Bessie Bair. billed as the Golden Toes of the West. Miss Bair said she feared if 5-year-old Birdbrain isn't returned quickly she will die, for she is sensitive about feeding. must get her sunshine and be kept out of drafts. She likes coffee in the morning. "She's got a big vocabulary" said Miss Bair. "Sixty words. She sings 'God Bless America" and some opera." Birdbrain knocked them in the aisles portraying Madame Foo Linj; You. a Chinese duck, said Miss Bair, and was excellently received walking a tightwire upside down. Experimental Midwifery Service Drawing Many Women in New York (C) Neus York Times Service NEW YORK - Middle-income women are turning in growing numbers to an experimental private midwifery service at Roosevelt Hospital here because they say they are dissatisfied with the insensitivity of male obstetricians and high doctor's fees and because they believe the nurse- midwives will give them a higher quality of care. The preference of these women for the nurse-midwife in a hospital instead of a doctor has further dispelled any lingering concept of the midwife as an old-fashioned figure delivering babies at home in rural area. . Instead the nurse-midwife is emerging as a specialist in her own right, one who specializes in caring for women with nor'. mal pregnancies. The nurse-midwife's philosophy of care-providing the best possible experience for mother and child -and their performance, are attracting those women who ordinarily seek private care from a physician. Other m i d w i f e programs here have served mainly the poor. Women visit hos- .'. pital clinics and are cared for by a physician and whatever nurse-midwife happens to be on duty. 'Ado About Little' Reagan's Picture Of Furor on CIA LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former California- Gov. Ronald Reagan says the furor over the Central Intelligence Agency is "much ado about - if not nothing - at least very little." He said the United States' intelligence- gathering ability has suffered "inestimable harm" because of a "witch hunting mood." Reagan, a member of Vice President Nelson Rockefeller's panel which investigated the CIA last spring, made the comments in a recorded segment of his "Viewpoint" radio show. The show was released to 310 stations for broadcast this weekend or later. The five nurse-midwives in the Roosevelt Hospital private program, though they work as a group, care for the women much as an obstetrician would -- handling all aspects of the pregnancy, the birth and the postpartum period without the assistance of a doctor. Physicians are always on ca 11 . however, should complications occur. So many women have made use of Roosevelt's midwifery service that Dr. Thomas F. Dillon, director of obstetrics and gynecology at the hospital, predicted that the midwives would soon have to start turning away patients because they would have reached their capacity. The five midwives delivered 100 babies last year and they expect to deliver 200 this year. + * * MIDWIVES DO NOT GET paid for individual deliveries. The average salary for a nurse-midwife at Roosevelt is $20,000 a year, according to Barbara Brennan, the head of the hospital's midwifery service. Dillon, who started the program a year and a half ago as an experiment to find out whether such a program was feasible, said. "I didn't think the program would get this big. The thing grew more rapidly than I anticipated. "We have tapped a group of people that are women-oriented. Beyond that, I'm sure we've tapped much more-something else. And right now I don't know what that is." Dillon said the idea of such a private midwifery service had been "rolling around in my head" for four years. "It seemed to me that many of the babies going to be delivered in the United States would not be delivered by doctors because of the sheer numbers involved," he said. "Practically," he said, "the concept of having a group of patients cared for by midwives with doctors as back-ups in case there are complications was the best of the new and the old." So the experimental midwifery service evolved to determine whether midwives could handle routine, uncomplicated pregnancies alone and whether it was possible for midwives to detect and screen out expectant mothers who were expected to have difficult deliveries. Miss Brennan said she had found that the women who had sought the service were "well-educated, well-informed, up on the most current literature about pregnancy, and they have shopped around." Some are doctors, other professionals and doctors' wives, she said. "We get quite a few R.N.'s too," she added. old photos copied! Have additional pictures professionally made of your treasured old photographs. If pictures are timeworn additional charges for restoration are also specially priced. Your original will be returned unharmed. 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