NewConcept in Treatment ofMentallylll By SY RAMSEY LOUISVILLE, Ky. iAP> - Like many another state mental institu- lion, nearby Central State Hospital i? a dreary collection of old buildings stuffed with patients and low on funds. Dr. Walter Fox, the superintend ent. thinks he might have a revolutionary solution. "We call it 'therapeutic use of outside space,' " he says. "Thp idea grew almost by accident." As a result doctors and therapists may be able to work outside with about 1.875 patients as much as six or eight months of the year. Six Categories The grounds will be revamped to provide six outside sections for six categories of patients. The most startling innovation will be a sculptured female figure, six to eight feet tall, for schizophrenic (split personality) patients who have lapsed into childhood. "The statue will he a mother figure," Fox says. "The patients can sit in her lap. strike her and smear her with mud. There won't be any restrictions as there are inside the buildings." A scenic "passive" area will provide meditation space for pa- lienls seeking solilude. Lawn games will be arranged for those with built-up tensions. And a site for older people will include flowers and shrubbery to recall their youth. The cost? Possibly $15,000. says Fox, a fraction of what the same amount of treatment space inside might cost. The landscaping has just begun. Since the entire project depends on donations and advice there is no targel dale. Fox says the project was spawned when Mrs, John A. Serpell, a mental health official, saw the hospital's barren grounds on a bleak winter day. She contacted Edmund E. F,ly. a Louisville landscape architect who spent months talking to patients and employes. "Then the idea of conducting treatment outside hit us," Fox says. "Landscaping is more than just beautifying the grounds." Fox says the philosophy behind the changes, which he believes might shorten rehabilitation time by half, is simple: "We assume the patient wants to be an individual. He needs privacy." Times Herald, Carroll, It. Saturday, Oct. 24 1959 GUCIER O BAY NAT'L MONUMENT •jUNIAU INDIANS WIN . . . The U.S. Court of Claims in Washington has decided that a small group of Alaskan Tlingit and Haida Indians is entitled to payment for more than 20 million acres of land taken by white men from their ancestors. Millions of dollars could be involved in payment for the land (shaded area on Ncwsmap). Included are the Tongass National Forest (18 million acres), appropriated by the government In 1902-07 and Glacier Bay National Monument (two million acres), taken in 1925, and Annette Island (86,000 acres). Zetetic Club Hears Harlan Parole Agent* (Times Herald Xmvs Service) MANNING — The Zetetic Study Club met. Oct. 19 with Virginia Dethlefs. Roll call was "Answer with a French Word." Jeri Brack gave the lesson, "Keep Talking." Mrs. Alfred Paulsen, Harlan parole agent, was a guest. She gave an interesting talk on her work. Members of the club will help with refreshments at the UN observance Oct. 25. Mildred Bennett will be hostess at the next meeting. Members of the Manning Woman's Club lunched in Des Moines Oct. 20 and loured the Des Moines Art Center. Mr. and Mrs. Sib Livingston returned Monday from Norfolk, Neb., where they spent a week in the Don Owen home. Mr. and Mrs. John Frahm visited in Omaha Sunday with Mary Frahm, and with Mr. and Mrs. William Enenbach and family. Jay Bingham has undergone eye surgery in Marshalltown. Mrs. Bingham is there with him. Mrs. Dora Roberts, Redwood City, Calif., is visitjng her brother-in-law, Malt Jensen, nieces and nephews. . Mrs. Porkison Honored at Coffee (TliiiBs Herald N'eiti Servlee) LAKE VIEW — Mrs. Leo Werk- meisler entertained several for-1 mer classmates at a coffee Friday morning in honor of Mrs. David Parkison and daughter of Spirit Lake. Other guests were Mrs. Edward K. Drilling and John, and Mrs. Lewis Corey and Brenda. Mrs. Parkison, the former Phyllis Jans, has been visiting her parents in Sac City. She also visited in the Billy Cleveland home and her aunt, Mrs. John Tarpy in Lake View. Linda Moody entertained a group of her girl friends Sunday afternoon in observance of her 9th birthday. The girls played games during the afternoon. Mrs. Moody served refreshments at the close of the afternoon. Linda received gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Thorpe visited Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Moller at Walthtll, Neb. On their return they visited Mr. and Mrs. Clair Wapels at Castana. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Freese andson of LeMars came Friday night for a week's visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Keiser Sr. Mrs. Vern Silver left Monday for a few days' visit with her son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Don Lenlh and family at Traer. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Swanson attended the open house at the Methodist Church at Boxholm which honored the 90th birthday of his mother, Mrs. Christine Swanson. They also visited in the Gerald Sonquist home at Dayton in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Dennie Lockmon, Omaha, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Porsch. Mrs. Ida Frank was a dinner guest Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hartji and family of Newell also were visilors in the Porsch home. v**£«* >• I *!^ ^ - ##4 :.* *•• STEP LIVELY, WALLFLOWER Sarah Brockett's Florida^ version of the hut dance may not be authentic. After all. ibe'l Irum Illinois and a larm girl to boot. 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