Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on January 9, 1952 · Page 3
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 9, 1952
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NOHHWBT MKAMAS flMIS, **·"·«. W»dn«id«y, 9, IW , Patients At County Hospital Invited To Tell Of Their Reactions; Much Praise, Some Criticism Is Result Of Program HIS 'THANK YOU' TO THE PRESIDENT By FRED COGER A hospital is sticking its neck out when it asks patients for comments and criticisms of its service. But reading the replies of Washington County Hospital patients leaves the impression that hospitalization is almost a pleasure. Sonic three months after the hospitalization first o p e n e d George Berryman, administrator, 1 obtained several hundred copies of a questionnnaire prepared by the American Hospital Association, designed tor" get patients' opinion' of their hospital service. Over a period of time lie asked 250 patients in the hospital to fill out the questionnaires. Then again in September, alcr the hospital had been in operation for a year, 250 more patients were asked . to fill out the questionnaires, giving their opinions. They were not asked to sign their names. Some gripes and complaints were- registered, of course. And some of these have resulted in chances and improvements in the ho: ital's service. But virtually nil of the questionnaires contained praise and appreciation for the hospital and its personnel. "I do not sec how any hospital could be more efficiently administered, or the attendants more careful, courteous and willing," wrote one 63-year-old woman patient. "I have had the delightful feeling t h a t " have, been an honored guest." The nurses and nurses' aides came in for much praise for their friendliness, eagerness to be helpful, and efficiency. Several patients were impressed with the new hospital's furnishings, particularly the pleasant color combinations of walls and furniture. One woman noted that the nurses were "exceptionally friendly." and that she received more personal care and interest than in some of the "large well-knowr hospitals all over the country.' Many patie;.ts said their hospitalization had been pleasant, and a few said they would like to stay longer. Generally the patients were well pleased with their food. Bui a number of them said they clidn" '' like the coffee, and this puzzled Berryman until some lime ago he, too, became a patient in his own , hospital. He is a coffee lover, b u t , after tak'ing a certain drug prescribed by his physician, he found that the coffee was bitter to drink., He feels tha might cxplaiit some , of the other complaints about 1 coffee. T iveraent: Made But the complaints were followed up by efforts to improve ' the coffee. Other, criticisms have resulted in improved serf-ice. Bcrryman recalls that one patient wrote that the first step on ' the sidewalk in front of the hospital was too high. This had escaped .the notice of most hospital employes, who entered by another door. But an extra step was added, making the entrance more convenient. One patient complained that .radio across the hall had been turned up too loud, disturbing her. . That has been corrected now, with j "pillow radios." Each bed now is equipped for th :c special radios, which have small disc-type speak- , c-- placed under the patient's- pillows and do not.disturb other | patients. Banging of doors annoyed several parents, nnd this has been alleviated by the use of silencers ·m the doors. A .-nimci.l that the evening meal at 4:31 was "a little early" and another that it was a long time between supper and brcak- fa-t resulted in a schedule change. The evening meal now is served at 5 o'clock, and breakfast now is served at 7 o'clock instead of 8. Although fans arc provided in hot .'cathcr for cacli room, several patients commented that^ it w.-.s too warm, ar ' '"' , vi :» ,«, -TM -nd one suggested that the hospital be air-condition- ccl. That's pretty expensive, however, and apparently won't done anytime soon. The nurs'--' and aides' habit nt introducing themselves to their patients and explaining their jobs was appreciated by one patient in a questionnaire. Many patients seem to have been impressed :ith the hospital staff's friendliness. One was surprised not to find at least one ·sourpuss," and another who was hospitalized four days said: "1 have seen more smiles in the past four days than in ages." Berryman plans to continue us- ng the questionnaires about once every three months, to keep the service up to date. He feels that :hcy arc most helpful in improving the institution's scrvi' . Resident Charged With Killing Neighbor's Pel A Fayetteville man was charged on two counts in Municipal Court this morning in the death of neighbor's pet puppy. Date for trial has not been set. F. G. Baender. 42, Rebecca HUNGARIAN OP George Kurtossy. 14, arriving In New York aboard the transport General Stewart, exhibit, his "Thank You" note to Prea- Icient Truman for being permitted to come to the U. 8. He wrote to the President four years ago asking help for hlmseU and nia parent! to come to the U. S.. and got an answer from the U. S. consulate. He will be resettled In Decatur, III. (International SmndpliotoJ Some U.A. Employes To Have Social Security University authorities have been notified that the Social Security Commission has signed a modification to the Arkansas social security agreement making possible the coverage of some employes of the University. The result of the modification will be to place under social security all employes of the University below the rank of instructor. The administrative and instructive staff are covered under another plan. The new program is retroactive r . u. unt..« -- ---. ! to July 1. 1951. Street, was charged with malicious Tpc decision has been pending killing of an animal and cruelty f o r ninths, and it is understood to animals in an information filed I ma ,,j, other institutions are seek with Judge V. James T'tak b y ' Deputy Prosecutor Peter Estes. The prosecutor said he acted on an a f f i d a v i t by Arch Cloud, 418 Rebecca Street, in which Cloud ,,... Baendcr. kicked lo death a puppy owned by Cloud's son. Keep «» wiln tbe. llmea--reat the Tlmea dally. ing to obtain the same ruling. 554 Acres In Benton County Go To State Bcntonville - (Special) 1)54 at:rcs of land went to l'r» TRUMAN CAUTIOUS- CONTINUED FROM rnaz o.vr. jn prices just as tightly as the aw allows. We will see to it that ndustries absorb cost Increases out jf earnings wherever feasible, lie- ore they are authorized to raise prices. We will do that, at any ate, except where the recent amendments to the law require us to give further price increases." »'o Deciiion On Runnlnc Still leaving Congress and the laticm in the dark on whether he will feck re-election, the president declared: "This will be a presidential election year--the kind of year in which politics plays a larger part in our lives than usual. That is perfectly proper. But . . . wo can find plenty of things to d i f f e r about without destroying our free Institutions and without abandoning our bi-partisan foreign policy for peace." Taking cognizance of the ''corruption in government" issue which the Republicans have promised to raise in the coming campaign, Mr. Truman said he intends "to sec to it that federal ch'.ploycs who have been guilty of misconduct arc punished for it." 'Our kind of government above 11 others can not tolerate di»hon- sty among ilj public servants," le declared. The president said he hopes the Senate will quickly ratify the apancsc peace treaty, security lacts with Pacific countries and he agreement to bring Greece ind Turkey into the North At- antic Treaty. The Schuman plan, for pooling Europe's coal and steel production, and merger of European troop.-: nto a sinsle army, he added 'should become realities In 1952." More Weapons For Europe Mr. Truman disclosed that he ias directed weapons for Kuropc 'be given a very high priority" and that f u r t h e r arms aid must be iupplcmcnted by additional cco- lomic aid "to supply the margin of difference between making Eu- ope a strong partner in our joint defense." While working lor "a strong and united Europe," he said, this country must increase Its aid lo the millions ol people of Aim laboring under the threat of the new Communist empire and the handicaps of "poverty, ill health, feudal systems of land ownership" as well as fenrs of "internal rubvcr- sion or external attack." With Prime Minister Winston i or taxes in Benton County last ·ear. This figure is the smallest in nany years and would have been much smaller but for the failure of many owners of summer col- ages to pay their taxes. There were 25 tracts of section and and 34 town lots deeded to the state. Nearly all of the lots verc in Bella Vista, Monte Nc, Orark Colony at Sulphur Springs, ·ind Forrest Park near Siloam Springs. The county clerk, Mrs. Ruth W h a r t o n , said that she thought many of the nctimc summer residents of the Ozarks would pay the tax but have lost contact with officials. GOT A COLD 666 for fast symptomatic RELIEF WARNING! TO ALL MERCHANTS Several check* are being forged on the Northern Bag Co. Do not accept any checks on this company until further notice. Check series 9921 to 9950 are those that are being forged. A n y o n e receiving checks with these numbers please notify the focal sheriff. NORTHERN BAG CO. "One o f Arkansas'Fine Stores" - , - . . . . fresh as spring itself.. your smart new eoats and suits by FALL'S MOST RICHLY COLORED TREE! Ntw Royal RED MAPLE n SPECIAL BY MAIL OFFER GROWS AMYWHEBEI Wenderful Shade ~ CO. Tra. (3 for $2) In tail, this is tlic most gorgeously ·nfl richly colored tree in all America The leave* fire a brilliant rosy Bcarlet--hrliihler t h a n you ean Imacine! In sprlnn Ihe Irec Is f u l l ol beautiful scnrlel (lowers. As you can lee (i" 11 " 1 ! pirlure t h i s m a u n l l l - c«nt tree is perfectly syinmrlrienl. wonderfully ni-.icelul. will add tremendous value lo your properly ud live you years of proud sntis- (Mllon nr-aclies height lo 7n fl. Sent Idenl lr.ili«plnnHnK "'«. ' I" 5 It.l L i m i t e d supply-older now! Send Jl lor 1. S2 for 3. poslnge prrnnld. C. O. I) s welcome. It not tlalllhted r e t u r n at once (or money b«ic. Kxlr» Gl«-ll ·"«, ""ler at nnre you'll rernve a eolorful Red Twin Dniwood Trerl KRUtt-HUMMI!*. ·tat. II4N HlllMHl Name . A44IMI Uj»--fa- Short, jweet and staccato . . . or graceful three-quarter time . . . both are right, bright and perfect for you ... for Springl You'll love the rlecn-cut lines of these new coats . . . the superb tailoring . . . the wonderful colors and textures that are so typically Jaunty Junior) Lefl: Shawl collar, medallion- trimmed curving pockets on a brief coat of heavenly pure wool ihog. Sizei 7 to IS . 45.00 Right: Criip checks on collar!, cuffs and facing , , , smart con- trast for yarn-dyed pure wool tweed. Sizes 7 to 15. 49.50 At advtrfiiecf in Stvtntte* "Ours Alone" Cliurchill of B r i t a i n looking on from the gallery, the president declared t h a t he nnd C h u r c h i l l have hnd "a rnunt salistactory scries of meetings .We thoroughly reviewed the situation In Kuropc, the Middle East, and Ihe Kar Knst. We both look forward to steady progress toward peace through the cooperative action nnd teamwork of the free nations." Clinic To Explain OPS Regulation Scheduled A construction clinic lo e x p l a i n | OPS Mcfiulatlon 113 to all of the j building trades will be I,rid nt the Chamber of Commerce headquarters tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m., Ileydon Lewis, chairman of tHc j Retail Merchants Committee, announced this morning. J. C. Burton of the OPS, l.lttic Flock, will j have charge of the clinic. This meeting Is of particular interest to general contractor*. p l u m b l n x and heating contractors, electrical contractors, excavators, painters, decorators, and all other* engaged In construction activities. Not white, not wneat. not rye, but a flavor blend of all thrw-- Junto's Roman Meal Bread. 11-ll-tf MOORE'S FUNERAL CHAPEL No Man of Woman CM Enjoy Life With Stomach Gas! Poor digestion -- -'".Ming with Kits after meals --heavy feeling around waistline--rlf'.lng- of tour food. These arc some of the penalties of an Upjet Stomach. CEMTA-VIN is helping such victims right and left here l.i Fay- ettevillc. This new medicine helps you digest food faster and better. It is taken befott meals; thus it works with your food. Ca« pains go! Inches of bloat vanish! Contains Herbs and Vitamin B-l with Iron to enrich the blood and make nerves stronger. Weak, r.iljerabl. pcopk' roon feel different all over. So don't go on suffering. Get CEflTA-VIN--Cllnehen'a Fayette- vllle Drug Store. . adv. NOW .... at last! A HEARING AID-NO DANGLING CORD Completely New and Revolutionary -- Fitted to Your Head -; Wom.n hiTi prayed lor good boring. YOU'T. wanlad to, wllh no wire up your no box, nothing of anf kind I. hid. In your clothing. Now il'l htrtl Wfar anything Toll "··' --low-cut evening sown, n«slij»«. «».n a iwim »ul«. Belter hearing guaranit»dl . COME IN -- SEE IT -- TRY IT FREE Will hold Clinlci at following placaa and date. Houil: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Demonilraliont by all.r Clinic hours. Will ip.nd night at tech Clinic location, Available following morning., Mountain Inn, Thursday. January II Rogars, Harris Hot.!. Friday, January II. ACOUSTICON of LITTLE ROCK E. GRANT GIBBONS 1411 Donaghay Bldg. 'Hon. I-ST1J JOth Year of Dapandabla Service HEARINI? AID BATTERIES FOR ALL MAKES Postaga prapaid on batl.ry ordart of ll.Ot «f .tar. by £ dUHfV Other Short Short Coats in Soft Pure Wool. In luscious Pastels and white. . . in everything but value and style. From $29.50 stripe-against-solid .. · invigorating fashion contrast Shadow-striped iackel . . . solid skirt . . . a subtle interplay of palt.rni an* tones makes this Swonsdown suit so interesting We applaud th. beautifully limpl. cut . . . like the look of Ihe solilv flaring skirll It's a suit wllh a spill personally . , . equally al ease in town or suburbial Milliken mak*» tht exclusive ombre' slripe-and-plain worsled for Swansdawnl SIlM 10 to 18. 43.00

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