The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on August 2, 1959 · Page 22
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 22

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, August 2, 1959
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BACINI SUNDAY BUIXKTIN Aufuit f, 1959 See. t, Ptf« Public Health Nurses Enjoy Isolation of Indian Country Past Decade Sees Swing to Furniture with Simple Lines, Functional Design WASHINGTON — (NEA) — You ctn Hve the life of a missionary and have fun at the same time. And, you don't have to leave the United States to do It. Margaret Fecisen Knapp of the U.S. Public Health Service cites these as just a few of the advantages of worlting as a nurse on an Indian reservation. Miss Knapp is the new chief of PHS's Nursing Service Branch of the Division of Indian Health. She is in charge of 1,800 registered and practical nurses assifned to cart for 385,000 reservation Indians. Uncle Sam has reservations In 24 states. Most of theiin are in the West. Jobs Avallablo Miss Knapp explains that there are plenty of good jobs available in this field and more will open up when the government completes several new Indian hospitals. Staff nurses in hospitals make a beginning salary of $3,870. Starting pay for public health nurses assigned to isolated regions is $4,970. Miss Knapp says that working with Indians requires more than just a knowledge of nursing techniques and a pleasant beside manner. She explains: "There's an extra Intangible something that girls must have to work successfully with Indians. I call it missionary zeal. They have to be patient, too. Many Indians can't speak English. So nurses must learn how to give instructions as simply as possible. Working with a non-English speaking group requires quite an understanding of people." Nurses must also learn how to accept Isolation. Several of Unci* Sam's Indian hospitals ara located In mountain or desert regions that are miles away from a toWn. "Many of our nurses have tft travel as far as 80 miles to shop or get their hair done," Miss Knapp points out. But surprisingly, it's the isolation that's responsible for a lot of the fun that's connected with being an Indian nurse. Many girls spend their spare time in outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, fishing and camping trips. Some hava formed book and art clubs. Others use their spare time to perfect their cooking ability. Probably the most popular pasttime, however, is painting. "It's surprising how many girls have discovered that they can paint while working at an Indian hospital," Miss Knapp says. "Nature in a desert coun try Is awe-inspiring. I don't think you can look at it without wishing that you could paint it." But Miss Knapp believes the most enjoyable thing about nursi^g Indians is the satis faction of helping needy pea pie. "There is so much yet to do to improve the health of Indians," she explains. "One gets a tremendous amount of satisfaction in seeing improvements take place," Before being named to her present Job last May, Miss Knapp was in charge of Indian nursing activities in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. She served in that capacity for three years. Degrees Miss Knapp was born Inl Ithaca, N. Y. She received her i bachelor's degree in nursing j from Syracuse University and a masters degree from the Yale University School of Public Health. She has held other positions with the Public Health Service in addition to her work with the Indian Division. These jobs include acting chief and assistant chief of public health nursing at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. Another was consultant for practical nurse training with the Division of Nursing Resources. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, gardening and golf. Since taking her new job, however, she finds little time for anything except work. "During my free time," she says, "I used to sit and rock and think. Now I just sit and rock. i'm too tired to do anything else." Collegians Love Bulky Pull-Overs The ease with which a man pulls on a sweat shirt inspires designers to adapt the bulky i pull-over to young campus, fashions. i One designer uses the pullover in wool tweed for a two-, piece costume that the campus crowd adores. The skirt in tweed is slim and straight, the pull-over repeats the tweed in front but combines it with a| wool knit at back and neck. The bulky pull-over also inspires cable-stitch sweaters I and waist-length sleeveless ^ tops that change a skirt or slacks into a costume. PRINTED PAHERN M414 by Nan Kaplan Tunic Length Jackef Ensemble Is Mid'Season 'Fashion First' The tunic and dress, perfectly timed for late vacations and just right for eariy fall days—this is a truly important mid-season fashion, no matter what the weather, what the temperature wherever you may be. This Nat Kaplan Original has the wide'away collar sweeping to a belted waist, doing, as yuu can see, marvelous things to a figure. Choose short or elbow langth sleeves. Select city- wise dark cottons, silk tweeds, faille or sheer wool—solid or printed. Make it as elegant as a dinner dress or as a "fresh' asa-daisy" everyday outfit... either way, you will think it worth its weight in gold. Printed Pattern M414 is available in Misses Sizes 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. Size 16 ensemble requires 4% yards 39- inch. Send one dollar for Printed Pattern M414 to the Racine Journal-Times, Pattern Department, P.O. Box 59, Old Chelsea Station, New York 11, N. Y. Please print plainly your name, address with zone, style number and size. Ten years make a difference. The bulky lines of 1949 are not In today's tempo. The grouping at the left shows some of the 13 different pieces for the dining room and 17 for the bedroom, All of ribbon-striped Honduras mahogany so styled ns to display the richness of the grain. Dressers and chests, built so they can fit side by side, offer generous storage. 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