The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 30, 1986 · Page 3
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Wednesday, April 30, 1986
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Doctor takes clinic to patients PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) Dr. Jim Andersen has put new meaning to being a "family physician." Not only does he make house calls, but he brings his entire office and clinic to within walking distance of his patients' homes. A rarity in the medical profession, the 39-year-old bachelor doctor runs the practice out of a 45-foot semitrailer he drives to four mobile home parks in west Broward County — a service he's provided his patients with for eight years. "There can't be another doctor who gives you his time and this kind of accommodation," says Peter Serro, a patient who visits Andersen's mobile clinic on Wednesdays when it's parked near the recreation building at the Sunshine City Mobile Home Community here. The office-clinic has no markings to -indicate it is a medical facility. It's a green and white trailer with several small windows cut into the sides. A cab- over tractor pulls it from one location to another. Helping Andersen in his "rolling clinic" is Ginger Kreisel, a registered medical assistant from Pompano Beach. Her first chore each morning when she opens the six-room facility is to unchain and lower the steel steps from the porch to the ground, attach the railings and hook up the electricity. Each mobile home park served by Andersen provides an electrical outlet for power. A step inside the "14-wheeler" is the waiting room — a tiny cubicle with a short seat on each side that might accommodate five people at most. Behind a small opening in a wall partition is Kreisel's cub- bylike office. An about-face and she's in a 5-foot-square room where patient records are kept in drawers on one wall and sample medicines that Andersen gives freely to his patients are stored on the other. The next room is a somewhat congested examination room, complete with examination table, refrigerator, electrocardiogram, scale and other medical paraphernalia. Wednesday, April H. M§* Public invited Mattox reception Bay town and East Harris County residents are invited to attend a reception for State Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox from 8 to 9:30 a.m. May 1 at Rockin' R Restaurant at the corner of Decker and Airhart drives. Mattox will be introduced by Mayor Emmett Hutto and will speak briefly on some of the functions his office performs. The child support program started by Mattox and efforts he makes in collecting funds due the state will be among topics in his commentary. Members of the reception committee are Sherwin Rodeo, chairman; Jean Shepherd, Steve Fisher, Jim Lovell, Byron Lee and Ron Roberts. Mrs. Shepherd and Cindy Lee will be in charge of guest registration. Roden of Bay town heads Mattox's child support division office in Houston. Mattox, who is seeking reelection, will also visit with friends and supporters at J.D. Walker Community Center at McNair on his way back to Houston. COUNTING EXERCISE STEPHEN F. AUSTIN Elementary School first- graders celebrate the 150th day of school by collecting 150 cans of food for the needy. The food will be donated to the Baytown Welfare League. Students in the front row are, Niki Vn Harpe, left. and Jason Bishop. In the back row. from left, are Kristen Sanders, Holly Glowczwski, Stephanie Goodwine, Jeffery Lockett, Michael Young and Heather Glowczwski. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) Labor shortage developing By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - A labor shortage is developing. While that in itself is a startling realization, it becomes more so when contrasted with doleful forecasts two decades ago that some workers might be forced to share a declining number of jobs. Rather than two people sharing one job. however, the prospect now is that two jobs might be forced to compete for one prospective employee. Already, companies that rely heavily on labor are experiencing problems. Fast-food outlets are advertising heavily for workers, and some suburban businesses are forced to bus employees from inner city areas. Additional implications are likely to develop, including opportunities for retirees to earn extra money, and a reduction in the poverty rate because of the abundance of unskilled jobs. The unusual situation — not unseen but not fully appreciated until recent months — has its origins in a birth rate that has plunged from more than 3.5 percent in the late 1950s to under 2 percent in the early 1980s. Since 1980 the number of Americans 16 years and over has risen at a rate of only 1.3 percent a year, compared with 2 percent a decade earlier. While the unusual situation wasn't unforeseen, the impact wasn't fully appreciated until recently. Analyzing the impact, Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. explains that up to now there has been slack in labor markets, a legacy of recessions early in this decade. Moreover, a surge in female employment helped hide the shortage. Now, with the economy in its fourth year of expansion, Morgan contends that the impact will be increasingly apparent, affecting "everyone from military recruiters to personnel managers." Further consequences are likely. — While younger workers are !ikely to be the most profoundly affected, retirees are likely to be hired in growing numbers for a. variety of low-skill service jobs. — Automation in retail outlets, could be spurred. Checkout counters requiring no personnel are considered a possibility. Please support the AMERICAN VCANCER ? SOCIETY 9 WEST CHAMBERS COUNTY RESIDENTS Any West Chambers County residents interested in applying for the food assistance program please apply in person at the County Commissioners office located at the West Chambers Courthouse Annex, 10616 Eagle Dr., Mont Beivieu, TX, Monday-Friday, 8:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00. Proof of residency and personal identification will be required. Application deadline is May 7, 1986. What if you are offered a Lump Sum Distribution or Renewing Your You are invited to a special, free seminar where various alternatives will be discussed. Topics will include: •Tax Free Investments »Tax Deferred Investments •Tax Sheltered Investments Join local Tax Specialist & Investment Counselors from your area as they discuss your alternatives Baytown Holiday Inn 300 Hwy. 146 Thursday, May 1st 7:30 pm Call for reservations or information 420-1788 EXXON CHEMICAL AMERICAS is our name.euT THIS is WHO WE REALLY ARE. CHEMICALS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL tf EEKS, we'll be showing you the PRODUCTS we manufacture, and the part they play in your daily life. For example: Did you know that the base for chewing gum comes from our ELASTOMERS, or that yogurt containers are made from our POLYPROPYLENE?

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