Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 25, 1957 · Page 21
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 21

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, June 25, 1957
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Logansport. Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Ease Children's Fears In Hospital Toy Room SEATTLE —For most children, an operation can be a terrifying ordeal. At the Children's Orthopedic Hospital here, the experience is fun because it simply means a trip to the Peter Rabbit Room. An anesthesia room has been designed especially to quiet the fears of children about to undergo surgery. While waiting for the doctor, the pre-school set can play with any size and shape of toy animal. There are Peter Rabbits, Mopsies, Flopsies, Cottontails, toy lambs, dogs, and a variety of unnamed ,other animals and music boxes. None of these was even remotely Imagined 50 years ago when 24 women held a tea party and organized a seven-bed ward in a - Seattle hospital to care for crippled children. Since then, the institution has become a modern, 200-bed general hospital for children Jo 16 years of age. Endowed No child is turned away regardless of his parents' ability to pay. In 1955, 61 per cent of the children were given free care. The hospital is financed by private endowments, and full or partial pay patients. Fund-raising hospital guilds and auxiliary organizations provide the rest of the money. Staff doctors and members of the courtesy staff donate .time and skill. In a hospital for children, a child's fears are matters of primary consideration. The Peter Rabbit Room was begun in an attempt to alleviate some of the shock of an operation. "We bring a child here under mild sedation just before surgery," explained Dr. K. F. Bather, the hospital's director of anesthesiology, "and let him play with the toys. We read him stories and tell him he'll be going to sleep soon." Surrounded by friends and cuddly stuffed animals, the child usually drops off to sleep without fussing. Deeper anesthesia can be administered later. Cowboy Room "Lots of the boys and girls demand that we put their favorite bunnies to sleep first," Dr. Eather said, "and we do. I don't know how many toys I've anesthetized." ' Physicians are convinced the few extra minutes required to give anesthesia using the "bunny" sys-- tern are time well-spent. Some youngsters require a series of operations. After falling asleep in the Peter Rabbit Room, they seldom protest the next trip to surgery. One boy complained mildly during the process that the doctor seemed to have two heads, but then he took a tighter grip on his favorite animal and went peacefully to sleep. The bunnies were so successful I that the hospital recently added (the Cowboy Room for older children, where the walls are painted v/ith Wild West and Indian scenes. Shelves hold pistols, gunbelts, and other cowboy regalia dear to any young bed-ridden wrangler. "In the old days, a child was held .down, and a mask was jammed over his face," a nurse said. "From then on, he'd scream and fight at the mention of surgery: Now he almost fights to go to the Peter Rabbit Room." Local VFW Auxiliary ' Gets Three Awards Three awards were won by Veterans of. Foreign'.War's Women's Auxiliary No. 3790, at the departmental encampment which ended Sunday,'June 23, at the French Lick-Sheraton Hotel here. The auxiliary received for publicity and junior girls' group activities,, two first place citations. The third place award was presented to the group in the press book division. Recognition was received by the Logansport auxiliary for having the largest number of members of any auxiliary in Indiana. Press Soviet Russia On TV-Radio Exchange WASHINGTON (UP)—The United States has prodded Russia to agree to a regular exchange between the two nations of uncensored radio and television broad- easts. The proposal was handed to Soviet Ambassador G-eorgi N. Za- roubin by Ambassador William S. Lacey, special assistant, to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles for Bast - West exchanges. The State Department said the move was prompted by the recent appearance of Soviet Communis_t Party boss Nikita S. Khrushchev on an American TV program. DEAF ML'TE KILLED ANDERSON (UP)—George Ford Jr., 34, Anderson, who police said was & deaf mute, was injured fatally Monday when he ran into pa'h of a car as he sought to close the windows on his parked automobile during a shower. B.R. Heal was the driver of the car. UHunfotcwta! IntraduolriB «*>• Adv«noa-KnBln**.r«<l eompMM Utn> M1M7 Horn* AppH*n0*»l .Mall's likes it! barnetts likes it! •W. «r« i« tur. you'll b. |»1.««il with Hi. p«rlormont« ol y.ur n.w RCA WHIRlPOOt W«ih«r-Dry.r that w. will yuarant*. Will •irUND ol y*«r mon.y II not .ntlr.ly latlifl.ri alt.r IS doyi from 4«t« of Inundation. Burnett's Bargain Burn <•!« I. Third Phone 2821 Wheat Exemption Bill Is Approved WASHINGTON (UP) - The Senate has passed a ball-which would exempt-from'penalty wheat growers who raise, wheat in excess of their acreage allotment if the 'entire crop is used for food, feed or seed on the. farm. The bill now goes to the .House j where an agriculture subcommittee Monday approved a similar measure with a 30-acre limitation. Present,law forbids farmers who have no wheat acreage allotment to plant and harvest more than 15 acres of wheat—even • if they feed all of it to toheir chickens. ITS ALL IN THE FAMILY Tuesday Evening, June 25, 1957. K. of C. Will Install New Officers July 1 . New officers of the local Knights of Columbus will be installed Monday, July 1, announced Grand Knight Tony Vitello at the Monday night meeting of the lodge. District Deputy Gerald Shank, of Winamac, will preside at the regular meeting in which the officers are installed. A free lunch will be served following the meeting. The house committee announced that a fried shrimp dinner will be •served Friday evening. Reservations are requested. Israeli Nurse Slain JERUSALEM, IsVael (UP)-An Israeli nurse was shot and killed by Syrian gunfire Monday night and Israeli official sources accused Syria -and Egypt today of trying to provoke Israel into retaliatory action. New arrivals Terry Lea, left, and Deborah Kay, right, were born 1-2 in a photo finish Monday morning at St. Joseph's hospital. Tercy Lea's mother, Mrs. Roger Khodcs, is a cousin of Deborah Kay's mother, Mrs. Jay Rush. The maternal grandmothers are sisters, and the maternal grandfathers arc brothers. Terry Lea Rhodes weighed, in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces; Deborah Kay Rush arrived six minutes later, weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Hospital attaches report that the whole family Is doing fine. (Pharos-Tribune Staff Photo-Engraving.) Eleanor Roosevelt Denied China Visa NEW YORK (UP) — Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt said today she j had asked for a visa to visit ] Communist China, but was turned down. "1 made application and was told that, as yet, no newsman was permitted by our government to visit Communist China," Mrs. Roosevelt said in her column, My Day. The column is dis> tributed by United Features Syndicate, Inc. The extended right arm of the Statue of Liberty is forty-two feet long. Of the low-price three... FORD is the lowest priced!.. FORD is the longest car... FORD is the most powerfuI-V-8 or 6! And Ford is built to hold onto its value ... r to be WORTH MORE when you sell it, too! *Based on manufacturers' suggested retail delivered prices Every way you figure it, you get a whale of a lot more automobile for your money iira new '57 Ford. Of the low-price three . . . Ford has the longest car—over 17 feet of sculptured-in-steel beauty . . . Ford has the greatest power in both V-8 and Six engines—plus a whole new family of V-8's with a wide range of horsepower to suit every need. The all-new "Inner Ford" has new suspensions, front and rear, which are integrated and balanced to give you big-car, luxury riding comfort and handling ease. Yet, with all of its plus-value features, Ford is still the lowest-priced of the low-price three. Come in ... see and drive the new Ford. Then let us make you an offer and show you how easily you can enjoy' big-car fun and comfort in a new '57 Ford. SEE THE FORD DEALER IN YOUR COMMUNITY ONLY YOUR FORD CIALER HAS Jg> USED CARS AND TRUCKS

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