Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 14, 1970 · Page 59
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 59

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Picture 1 Picture CITY Picture 3 By MAGGIE WILSON I won't kid you: The pictures used here are simply to grab your attention. They are a kind of do-it-yourself test of your own perception — which, of course, depends upon your own selection and organization of sensory stimuli. In this case, visual stimuli. (There now. Does that grab you or lose you?) Anyway, the pictures are standard stuff in that college course called Psychology 101. Picture No. 1: Look intently at the center of the circles and you'll probably get the illusion of motion. But it's only an illusion and you then organize your own orientation to realize that nothing is actually moving. Picture No. 2: What do you see right off the bat? You may first see two faces in profile against a white ground. Or you may first see a white goblet against a dark ground. It all depends on what you perceive as figure and what as ground. But the point is that you cannot perceive both as figures simultaneously. Good Sam's new service to help (Don't take my word. I'm taking Nort Cox' word for it.) Picture No. 3: Look at the strange black figures against the white ground. This one's tricky. You may have to study it intently before the stimuli shift and become meaningful. (It never did for me. If you give up, too. . .the white part is the figure, not the ground. Look at it that way and it's difficult not to see the letters that spell tie in capitals.) All of this simply has to do with how your brain in-codes stimuli to be selected and organized and then out-coded as perception. But perception is dependent upon your own expectations, too; therefore, not everybody "sees" the same thing from the same visual stimulus. (Ditto any other sensory set — such as hearing or touch.) Sometimes it's so small a thing as 'problem children' difference in perception that causes parents — particularly parents of minimally brain dysfunctioned youngsters — to lose patience and say, "That's a 'b', dummy, not a 'd' — don't you .know that?" And the child doesn't — because he can't perceive that one loops to the right and the other to the left. And sometimes, he can't distinguish right from left, for that matter. Which brings us around to Dr. C. A. Northcutt Cox of Good Samaritan Hospital's month-old Children's Psychological Services. It's a notable service in that a parent of a "problem child" or "a child with a problem" (and you might in-code and de-code those phrases as one and the same thing) can simply call in and make appointments for parent-child consultation without referral from a medical doctor, a school nurse or a social welfare agency. Dr. Cox, a psychologist, heads up the children's division of the hospital's expanded mental health dividion. Said he: "In May, 1969, the President's Joint Commission of Mental Health of Children reported that 10 million Americans under the age of 25 suffered severe emotional disabilities. "The report also suggested that 10 per cent of Head Start youngsters are crip- pled in their emotional development by the age of 4 years. "Good Samaritan Hospital saw this as a lack in its own mental health program. Hence, the addition of the Children's Psychological Services," he said. Dr. Cox, a doctoral graduate of Arizona State University, served his clinical internship at Veterans' Administration hospitals in Phoenix and Salt Lake City. He worked as psychologist at Yuma County Guidance Clinic after it was founded by the late Tucson psychiatrist, Dr. Boris Zemsky. He also was psychologist of Phoenix' Murphy School District and Jane Wayland Child Center. "The Children's Services is just a part of the hospital's mental health service which is headed by Dr. William Haeussler. The staff has four psychiatrists, three psychologists and two social workers and it's a team arrangement. "It's near impossible," Dr. Cox said, "to deal with children without dealing with their parents. And each problem is so individualized, there is no such thing as laying down blanket rules. "If there were, we'd write several books and, theoretically, everybody's problems could be solved and we could go fishing and forget the whole thing," he said. Dr. Cox expects to be involved in the whole gamut of children's problems — development problems since birth, some mental ones, some school ones, identification problems and dope problems. And about dope and drug abuse... "When a child seeks an escape mechanism — and that's a primary factor in the use of dope — it is a symptom of emotional disturbance. And we all must deal with it—parents, children and our entire team. "We consider our mental health division an out-reach service for the community," Dr. Cox said. Roundabout fashion by Jeanne Tro Williams New Orleans theme for remodeled $ , Scottsdale Fashion Square store Susan Schwampe in THE length WALTER SWITZER SR. opened the first women's wear specialty shop in Phoenix in 1917, at the corner of First Ave. and Adams. The Valley grew beyond any pioneer merchant's imagining; so did Switzer's. And the six Valley stores, plus one in Las Vegas, are still under family management. Walter Switzer Jr., Phoenix- born, is president and general manager. The senior Switzers will be in Scottsdale at 9 a.m. Wednesday from their home in Los Angeles to take part in ceremonies celebrating the completion of a five-month remodeling project on the Fashion Square store. Mayor B. L. Timms of Scottsdale will preside. Interior design is by Russell McCalab, and has an old New Orleans theme KORET OF CALIFORNIA, the company which achieves nice things with sportswear, conducted a nationwide poll of preferred hem lengths. Men and women were asked to voice opinions on mini, top of knee, continental or midi lengths. To the surprise of no one at all, the mini won by long length. For the U.S. in general it was mini, 42 per cent; top-of-knee, 36 per cent; continental, 19 per cent and midi, 3 per cent. The West Coast breakdown was 48 percent mini, 41 percent knees, 9 per cent continental and 2 per cent midi. Our area, Rocky Mountain states, was less mini and more continental—28 percent mini, 41 percent knees, 30 percent continental, and 1 percent midi. Sturdy mid-westerners voted mini 47 percent, 35 percent for knees, 11 women's Sl REPUBLIC forum Page 35 Friday, August 14,1970 Wigger Kaly coming percent for continental and 7 percent midi. Southerners rose to 48 per cent mini, 31 per cent knees, 14 per cent continental and 7 per cent midi. The East Coast, 40 per cent mini, 32 percent knees, 27 percent continental and 1 per cent midi. Korel's fashion sales specialist Susan Schwampe is photographed modeling the preferred length. I'll quibble. The poll was conducted in early summer. I think if it were taken now it would show a heavy shift. Eastern and mid-western stores have announced that as of Sept. 1 all sales women must wear lengths below the knee. And New York fashion-watchers report that minis are beginning to look odd, in a midied and panted city. LOTS HAPPENING at the Broadway stores. Chandra Kaly of Reid & Meredith Wigs will show hair wares at the Billmore store Monday and Tuesday, 12 and 3 p.m.: 1 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday. He'll be at the Scottsdale store at 12 and 3 p.m. Thursday, 12, 3 and 7 p.m. Friday s and noon Saturday. Mr. Kaly was born in India, the son of a French Embassy official and an Indian mother, began designing wigs as he toured with an Indian dance company. Monday the Biltmore stores will begin a new wig bar, for men only, called "Rogue's Gallery." And, finally, tickets to "Cinemedia" are available at all three Broadway stores in junior world, sports and university shop depts. Cinemedia is a multi-media production of fashion, films, music and choreography, with the Valley performance at 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Phoenix Star Theater. It's a lively show for young types uncertain about what to buy for back to school. Helen Harper coordinates from Broadway stores' show Yellow three-wheeler a traffic-stopper By ELEANOR N. SCHULTZ Pam Schadle bid $150 for a three - wheel postal truck and, whizzing along city streets at 30 miles per hour, makes the trek of two miles to Xavier High School in 15 minutes. A year ago, she made inquiries on obtaining a discarded postal delivery car". Her name was added to a bidder's list. A month ago, when she had almost successfully put the dream out of her mind, the Phoenix Post Office Department asked her to visit the 19th Avenue storage lot and present her bid. With her father, Daniel Schadle, Pam viewed and tested 80 of the 90 cars for sale. All were spray painted gray to erase the red, white and blue U.S. government markings. "Everything worked," Pam said, "Even the blinkers. And the upholstery was in good condition. All the car needed was a minor tuneup." And a paint job. "Let me tell you," Pam said. "Don't ever invite five? kids to paint at one lime. There was more yellow paint on us and the driveway than on the car." Pam worked solo on black and yellow flowers in the cab interior, indoor - outdoor carpeting for the floor, terrycloth pillows for passengers, terrycloth slipcover for driver's seat, and chick decals for the walls. She can carry five passengers in the truck bed if they'll sit on the floor. She must, of course, heed the no - highway, no-night driving rules. And though she can speed at 35, keeps it at 30 because "it shakes and tilts on the turns." There are p r o b I e m s. Traffic around her slows as drivers check out the yellow craft. And service station attendants wonder where to put the gas. "Fill it up" means seven gallons. Pam, a senior at Xavier and its delegate this year to Girls' State where she was elected first alternate to Girls' Nation, has always had a flair for the dramatic — beginning with starring roles in Children's Theatre productions and more recently, the lead in "Little Mary Sunshine." The Schadles live at 1029 B. Tuckey Lane. Pain !schadJe at the wheel l!i-i'« it h: Pam Si'hadlt's. version ol a M hou! Ini

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