The Progress from Clearfield, Pennsylvania on April 5, 1975 · Page 14
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The Progress from Clearfield, Pennsylvania · Page 14

Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, April 5, 1975
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PAGE TWELVE THE PROGRESS, Clearfield, Curwensvilie. Philipsburg, Moshonnon Volley. PP.. Sotufdov. April 5.1975 Nurse-Midwife Role Revived By SUSAN J. REEV1ER Associated Press Writer WILKES BARRE, Pa. (AP)-- The role of the nurse- midwife, who 50 years ago packed her black satchel and her gingham skirts on a mule to deliver babies in the backwoods, has been revived in this northeastern Pennsylvania town. Today, however, she sees patients in a cheerful clinic, and delivers babies in a modern hospital under the supervision of an obstetrician. "The purpose of the nurse-midwifery clinic is to demonstrate that a certified nurse-midwife can handle normal deliveries and free a physician to threat more women," explains Dr. Margaret Livengood, a pediatrician with grand- motherly charm. Dr. Livengood herself provided medical care on horseback and jeep in the hills of her native Kentucky before coming to Wilkes Barre as creator of the nurse- midwife service. She transplanted the idea from Kentucky's Frontier Nursing Service, an innovative and nationally known program. "I didn't know what I wanted to do when I went there in 1960. But I saw what they were doing and it really excited me," she recalls. The clinic here is an outpatient service for indigent women and operates under Maternal Health Services Inc., a government funded program. It is the only one of its kind in the 13-state area covered by the Appalachian Regional Commission and serves the population within a 35-mile radius, because that's as far as a woman in labor should attempt to travel. Aided by a nutritionist and a social worker and overseen by an obstetrician, head midwife Ann Griffiths and her team of three midwives care for the mother through pregnancy and deliver the baby in Mercy Hospital here. Only in complicated cases does the obstetrician intervene, although he is always on call. "It's the same high quality service as with a physician alone. But there is more time for the midwife to be with each patient, care for all her needs and help her to adjust to her child," Dr. Livengood added. For Fine Quality Foods At Low Prices SHOP HERB TOM GATEWAY MARKET ui M I D S T A T E 3 ^ Midstate Chrysler Q i_ Plymouth «/ /» Chester Hill-Philipsburg ^ Q Phone: 342-5740 ^ 5 M I D S T A T E m IS STATE COLLEGE FEDERAL SAVINGS S LOAN ASSOCIATION 2nd ond Cherry Streets, Clenrfield Front and Pine Streets, Philipsburg WG put our promises in Busy Beaver Remodelersjnc. CALL COLLECT 1944-8146 MIDWIFE HELP--Nurse-midwife Anne Griffiths of a Wilkes-Barre clinic talks with a couple regarding the birth of their child. When the child is born Anne or another midwife at the clinic will deliver the baby. Talks such as this and examinations part of the program at the clinic. ore The clinic has treated 333 women since opening in October 1973 and expects to handle 700 women this year. Miss Griffiths fusses over each with a dominating, maternal concern that has earned her the title "Earth Mother." "They come in with their list of questions, some of which the fathers are asking, and we yell at them to take their vitamins and to follow our instructions," she said. ·'And they all, well most of them, listen because they are grateful for what we are doing." Most of the patients are between 14 and 20, either unwed, divorced or separated. According to clinic records, trie majority are late in their first pregnancy when they come for care. For many, it is their second child. Nearly all are anemic, iron deficient or suffering from malnutrition. Two-thirds have no financial resources at all. The father is likely to be unemployed or laid-off in a area with a 10.2 per cent unemployment rate. The state unemployment rate is 9 per cent. Seventy-two per cent of the women never used contraceptives--out of fear, lack of information or religious belief. And although 78 per cent express an interest in contraceptives after the child is born, the average length of time between pregnancies is 8.6 months. "These are sexually active kids who are not tuned into birth control," said Regina Gallagher, a social worker with the clinic. Quality -- at Low Cost ROBINSON'S MEN'S SHOP Market Street Clearfield SAM'S PHILIPSBURG Lower Prices on Furniture Appliances ARCTIC CAT SNOWMOBILES KAWASAKI BIKES ond ACCESSORIES SEE HARBOR ONE orts Center SHAWVIILE, PA. PHONE 765-5647 WHY BUY RETAIL? NOW YOU CAN BUY DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY * Nylon Stretch Bodysuits * Under Garments * Pantyhose * Men's Hose * Children's Wear ALL AT MANUFACTURER'S PRICES Shop Daily 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. ALAN FACTORY OUTLETS (Formerly Perm Dale Mill Outlet) Beech Street in Curwensvilie Look in the section in which your birthday comes and find what your outlook is, according to the stars. Sunday, April 6, 1975 ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 20) You may have more to manage and keep in line than you anticipate, but you can handle all. Get in there and pitch -- with your usual competence. TAURUS (Apr. 21 to May 21) Tendencies to avoid now: Undue suspicion of others, groundless fears, a tendency to pry into the affairs of others. Concentrate on your own activities. GEMINI (May 22 to June 21) Others may be overly aggressive now. YOU maintain stability, good judgment. Stress your keen sense of the appropriate. CANCER (June 22 to July 23) Lunar influences should inspire top-flight efforts. E s p e c i a l l y f a v o r e d : educational projects, family concerns, community interests, health programs. LEO (July 24 to Aug. 23) Some good news or friendly cooperation should aid you in perfecting long-range plans. Study new trends, developments. VIRGO (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) If pressed for time, you may overlook vitally important details. Be alert to this, since carelessness could cause needless errors. LIBRA (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) Influences indicate a wider scope of interests, possibly greater activity. But take precautions not tu overstep sensible boundaries. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) Routine matters may not go as planned. A "lesser light" may offer much needed help. Don't underestimate his (her) ability. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) Your judgment now a bit "cloudy." Optimism may be coloring your outlook, so postpone making decisions until a more propitious period. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Certain situations may be annoying, but they MUST be handled-- and calmly. At all costs, avoid anxiety and overemotionalism. AQUARIUS DEAR ABBY: I am a minister who also does counseling. A young man recently came to me for counseling and he , showed me a clipping from your column that he had been carrying for over two years. He said it saved him from S Tam enclosing it. Will you please print it again? It might save another life. God love you " T B M i.n.m. (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) DEAR T.B.M.: With pleasure: pA most fortunate day "Dear Abby: Another advice columnist keeps insisting Pf"° TM" £ \?" s j an a , . am ' that homosexuals are 'sick.' She says, 'Thousands A^ homosexuals have written asking me where they can get ** **' straightened out, so they must consider themselves twisted, ^f, D^CAT - p r i A v or they wouldn't be asking for help. * UU ?° .,, 1UDAY are 'Occasionally I hear from homosexuals who are at peace en ° ow ea Wltn great ver- with themselves, but they are few and far between. I believe S 3111 ^' a oelignttul per- the majority of homosexuals would be straight if they were sona j ll; y an d a ^ on S free to choose.' emotional nature Not as aggressive as most Ariens, L.A. TIMES READER you might not do as well in the business world or other fields requiring, strong "For many, you will see that they have had an abortion or given the baby up for adoption and this new pregnancy is to make up for the mistake they believe they made the first time. "But for a lot of them, the pregnancy is not viewed as a problem. The only problem is they can't pay for it," she said. The patient reaction to the midwife system has been good. A representative sampling of questionaires completed by women after delivery show all were surprised and a bit apprehensive when they learned a midwife would care for them. They feared the quality of care would be inferior because they were not paying for it. But all concluded the care was not only effective, but meaningful. "To me a midwife is not just like a doctor, but a woman who I can talk to," wrote one mother. Many of the mothers ad- mitted that without the clinic, they simply would have gone to a hospital emergency room when labor began. There was no money for pre-natal care. The concept of the midwifery clinic has not met with much community or professional resistence, but its proponents are surprised. The idea of midwives handling deliveries is not expected to spread easily because it is often considered a step toward socialized medicine or an intrusion of the paramedic into the physician's domain. Dr. Livengood hopes to open a pediatric clinic this year so "we can prove midwife delivery produces good babies." And Maternal Health Services hopes to adopt a sliding fee scale for women who can afford to pay something toward their care. "We want people to seek out the kind of care a midwife gives," said Dr. Livengood. "Not just accept it." By Abigail Van Buren 1975 by Chicago Tribun*-N.Y. News Synd , Inc ,, . d spark "Ueve the monotony of for What do you say, Dear Abby? DEAR READER: I say that if a heterosexual had been qualities of leadership as raised to believe that his preference for the opposite sex was ^,, , , ,,. , , 'sick,' twisted, abominable, sinful and a disgrace to his otners Dut tnis lacK ma y family , he would ask for help on how to 'straighten himself Homosexuality is a problem because an unenlightened ^ self-assertive brothers society has made it a problem, but I have received letters by 3n(i supers. YOU are a true the thousands (and not just 'occasionally') from gay people romantic and Will find great telling that they wouldn't be straight if they had a choice. Pleasure m your love life as All they ask is to be allowed to love in their own way wdl . as "such pursuits as without facing the charge that they are 'sick and twisted.' muslc P? e £ v a " d art. You I say, love and let love." ^ ? delightful host and are much sought after, socially. DEAR ABBY: Our lovely 18-year-old daughter was You are a giver rather than a accepted at a fine church-affiliated college. She did poorly^ 1 and your desire the first year and was not invited to return. We were very P 6386 I s t o . l g n ° to disappointed. . , . , , other Anens ' Fields m which ^ greatest the theater, . We learned later through some friends that one of the y° u could rea P reasons our daughter had done so poorly in college was successes: art, because she had become involved in a love affair with a dancm %. professor, 35 years older than she was! He is married and nallsm ' Birthdate of: Rafael, has a family. ^"T^ ULC pam l er; We never dreamed that this college would have a man of Low . e11 lnomas . »· _ au ,thor, such low character on the faculty. ^1°^' Iecturer ;, J . ohn . J My husband is furious. Should we write to the dean and AUdUDon, ornithologist; inform him so that other girls can be protected against this f 13 TM? Houmm u tamed en- lecher? Or shall we speak to his wife about this matter? I fertainer ana escape °-- doubt if she knows anything about it. IRATE MOTHER DEAR MOTHER: Don't write to the dean, or speak to the professor's wife unless you check out the facts. Start with your daughter. Consider, too, that if the story is true, even though the professor clearly overstepped his bounds, your daughter is far from blameless. DEAR ABBY: When we have a dinner party, my husband has the very bad habit of dragging all the male guests into another part of the house--away from the women guests. I personally feel that this is very rude when we are hosting a dinner party for couples. I also think that most women and men would rather socialize together. Please let me know your feelings on this matter, and send a solution if you have one. ANTI HEN PARTIES DEAR ANTI: Arrange seating for all your guests where you want them after dinner. Then subtly maneuver them there for an after dinner drink, and your problem will be solved. And what's wrong with telling your husband NOT to drag (he men off? SLACKS ond JEANS GUYS GALS MEN -- YOUNG MEN JE Sportswear Manufacturer's Outlet Open to the Public Daily 10-5 Fri.-Mon. 10-9 Look in the section in which your birthday comes and find what your outlook is, according to the stars. For Monday, AprU 7,1975 ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 20) Hold to a well-ordered course. Some storm clouds are brewing, but the ingenious Arien will weather them smartly. Keep emotions under stern control. TAURUS (Apr. 21 to May 21) Evolve a system of cheeks and balances in rating past efforts. Some changes are in the making, so be sagacious in planning to meet them. GEMINI (May 22 to June 21) A fine outlook! You can make new records now. Don't spread yourself too thin, but concentrate on most important objectives. CANCER (June 22 to July 23) A tailor-made day for your talents. You may face some "tight" situations, and others may vex but, if you remain serene, you can handle all. LEO (July 24 to Aug. 23) Keep eyes on the ball now. Day can be one of temen- dously useful performance if you note immediate needs and forget past disappointments. VIRGO (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) You may not accomplish ALL you hope to, but don't quit! Keep your hand on the wheel and keep pressing forward -- to make SOME gains! LIBRA (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) Try to avoid verbal or emotional confrontations. If necessary, YOU be the one to offer compromise, but don't abandon high principles. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) A day for aggressive action -- which those of your Sign always enjoy. Aim for your goals in a swift, sure manner, but don't tread on sensitive toes in your forward thrust. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) Personal relationships at their most congenial. In fact, a resourceful friend may even help you to attain a long cherished desire. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Be ready for changes. Some surprising instructions may be given regarding your duties and responsibilities. Maintain your equilibrium and avoid overreacting. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 13) Gains indicated in your material status. Don't hesitate to confide your objectives to superiors -- who should be in a receptive mood just now. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Stellar influences now give you an edge in any challenges you are likely to face -- but be alert, nevertheless. You COULD m i s c a l c u l a t e somewhere along the line. YOU BORN TODAY are a truly dynamic individual, extremely versatile and willing to work hard for the material success you crave. You can achieve it, too, but first must learn to curb certain traits which alienate those in best position to help further your ends. High on this list are overaggres- siveness and tendencies toward sarcasm, but there's also the matter of selfishness and an insistence on having your own way. Tone down these characteristics and you'll find your going much smoother. Fields in which you could attain your greatest successes: the law, science, politics, literature. Birthdate of William Wordsworth, poet; St. Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies; Walter Winchell, newspaper columnist and TV personality. Contributors To Shapp Fund Listed HARRISBURG (AP) -- A cocktail party on the eve of Gov. Shapp's second inauguration in January raised $135,550 for the Democratic State Committee, according to party chairman Dennis Thiemann. T h i e m a n n p r o v i d e d newsmen Friday with a list of 270 contributors and their addresses. The list failed to identify the occupations of the 270 contributors, but reporters recognized dozens of the names as top-level state employes, state contractors and lobbyists. Most of them paid $500 a couple to attend the fundraiser. The three partners in Sonder, Levitt and Sagorsky, the Philadelphia advertising agency that handles the state lottery account, contributed $1,500 each. Other $1,500 contributors included James W. Greenlee of Philadelphia, a registered lobbyist for 13 companies and associations; Robert Tullio, the Erie County Democratic chairman; W. C. Leasure of Houston; Robert P. Shovel of Pittsburgh and Ernest *Gastmeyer of Matamoras. There were no contributions higher than $2,900. At least 30 state employes, including seven cabinet members, made contributions, $500 in most cases. Organizations buying tickets to the affair included the United Steel Workers, who paid $1,000; the political action committee of the Pennsylvania Builders Association, $1,000; and the Democratic committees of Beaver, Clinton and Somerset counties, $500. The Schuylkill County Democratic Party contributed $1,000. Former Countian Completes Course HOUTZDALE - Mrs. Laurie Guntner was among ten registered nurses who graduated from an intensive t h r e e - m o n t h t r a i n i n g program in family planning ' sponsored by the New Jersey Medical School of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Planned Parenthood-Essex County. Mrs. Guntner is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Arnold of Eliza Street, Houtzdale. The program in which Mrs. Guntner enrolled is described as being among "the first such training programs for nurses in the United States." Mrs. Guntner will coordinate family planning services in Cape May County, New Jersey. ar- F I A T SALES SERVICE ROBBINS MOTORS Phone 765-4502 108 N. 4th Clearfield ROUTE 322-GOLDEN ROD EAST OF CLEARFIELD OVER 2 MILLION Prescriptions Filled... There's A Reason 50 years in business without discrimination. We have never been undersold and won't be. Let Us Price your Next Prescription COWDRICK'S DRUGSTORE CLEARFIELD PHILIPSBURG Hospital Blood furnished the Clearfield Hospital through the Red Cross Bloodmobile program between Jan. loan April 4,1975, totals 156 pints. Pints used Friday: none. Donor - Mrs. William Apfelbaum. . Helper - Mrs. Vivian Hoffman. Cart -- Isabelle Gordon, Sara Scott. In-service volunteers -Mary Mather, Connie Shipley, Marie Russell, Betty Fink. Friday, April 4,1975 Admissions John A. Stock, Clearfield Mrs. William A. Bruce, Mahaffey R. D. Baby Girl Bruce, Mahaffey R. D. Mrs. Martha W. Hoyt, Clearfield Herbert L. Thomas, Clearfield Richard H. Helsel, Clearfield Steward A. Hummel, Bigler Mrs. Harvey W. Rowles, Curwensvilie Clark E. Graham, Clearfield R. D. Miss Sandra L. Hay, Clearfield Mrs. James D. Jeffries, Curwensvilie Baby Girl Jeffries, Curwensville Frank Mitchell, Clearfield David Thomas Stine Jr., Houtzdale Mrs. Allan L. Martin, Clearfield Miss Nancy E. Kitko, Clearfield Discharges Edward Walls, Clearfield Mrs. Mont Henry, Clearfield R. D. William H. Lockett, New Millport R. D. Clair V. Luce, Clearfield Robert Carroll, Temple, Tex. Mrs. Wilbur G. Carr, Clearfield R. D. Miss Lisa J. Morrison, Clearfield John C. Sisco, New Millport R. D. Health Department Offers VD Tests MEADVILLE -- Free tests for venereal disease are being offered through the Department of Health in Clearfield County. In Clearfield tests are available at the State Health Center at 807 Turnpike Ave. (tel. 765-5361). DuBois residents may contact the Health Center at 28 East Scribner Ave. (tel. 371-S890). - U S E Y O U R - Bank Amerlcard Anderson's, Houtzdale DON'S TV SALES SERVICE 236-1941 Grampian ^5 Murphy's [THE FAMILY PLACE TO SAVE I CLEARFIELD, PA. SHOP FOR VALUES IN Furniture and Appliances PENN FURNITURE WE NUN A VERY · simple business FRED DIEHL MOTOR INC. Ph. 765-9656 CLEARFIELD RFGoodrich, BFG Radial Tire People RIVERSIDE TIRE SALES Old Town Rd. 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