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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Family Maternity Care Pioneer Visits Bismarck Twenty-five years of experi- ence in maternity nursing have led Sister Mary Stella of St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind. to predict that maternity care of tomorrow will be provid- ed for in "Family Center" pa- villions which are completely separated from conventional hospital facilities. "Hospitals themselves are for the care of the sick," she explain- ed recently in Bismarck, while visiting St. Alexius Hospital and talking before the hospital's lay advisory board, medical staff and student nurses Sister Mary Stella, nurse mid- wife and maternity department supervisor at St. Mary's Hospi- tal, Evansville, Ind., has poineer- ed in the development of family- centered maternity care, which was recently instituted at St. A1- lexius Hospital. She is a member of the Order, Sisters of Charity, St. Vincent DePaul. The Evansville institution's system of maternity care firmly established itself in the face of considerable dismay and critic- ism which has long since turned to enthusiastic acceptance, not only by parents but also by doc- tors and hospital personnel asso- ciated with it. The plan is being adopted today by many other hospitals. Speaking before student nurses and other interested persons, Sister Mary Stella praised St. Alexius Hospital's application of the plan, and attributed local success and rapid progress to cooperation from the medical staff "which we in Evansville worked long and hard to earn." Chief prerequisites of the faro- fly-centered maternity care plan include a thorough pre-natal ed- ucation program and re-educa- tion of the hospital staff to ar- range their work around the fam- ily units--mother, .baby and father. Very little hospital routine and regulation is apparent within the family-centered maternity care unit, although there is no re- laxation of sanitary and safety procedures. Babies are "demand fed", mothers arrange their own sched- ules and fathers are permitted to visit and assist their wives at any time; fathers are en- couraged to attend pre-natal in- struction classes and are even permitted to be present in the delivery room, should they wish to do so. Since the plan has been in effect in Eavansville, Sister Mary Stella noted that far more fathers a t tend pre-natal instruction classes. Older aides are preferred on the maternity staff, preferably mothers and grandmothers, each of whom has charge of four mothers and babies. "One of our most valuable facilities is a community coffee room," Sister Mary Stella said. "You can do a lot of teaching over a cup of coffee--and you learn a lot, too. You hear all the mistaken ideas expounded and have an opportunity to cor- rect them. "Everything I've learned has been from mothers!" Showing slides which illustrat- ed all phases of the system as applied in Evansville, she point- ed out that the mother is en- couraged to set up baby-bath- ing facilities on a sturdy card table "so that she can be seat- ed and save her back." Nurses and nurses' aides are encouraged to sit down and visit with the mothers, and to plan their work "around the mothers". There is no "all beds must be made by 10 a.m." atmos- phere at Evansville, Sister Mary Stella said. "Before we instituted this plan," she said, "I found nurses taking temperatures and blood pressures of normal mothers three times a day. "Such automatic routine dis- courages truly thoughtful care," Sister Mary Stella believes. Although the family-centered plan appears at first glance to be a radical departure from traditional hospital routine, prac- tice has proved it to be medi- cally sound and highly popular with doctors, hospital staff mem- bers and parents alike. Conducted by SALLY OREMLAND REDEP TRADING POST FRENCH APPLE PIE Mrs. W. N., Bismarck) For Mrs. D. L., Bismarck, here is the recipe for French apple pie that was in the Trading Post last summer. I have changed the wording a bit, 'but the recipe is the same. Pare and core 3 apples. Cook in pressure cooker followin direct- ions for apple sauce. Add b'4 tea- spoon nutmeg, pinch salt, % tea- spoon cinnamon, bar marga- rine or butter. Cool, then add 1 cup sugar, mixed with 1 table- spoon flour. Stir well into sauce. When cool, pour into pie pan, cover with top crust, bake in 400 degree oven until golden brown. Reduce heat until :bottom crust is browned a bit. Remove from oven. When real cool, cover top crust with this mixture: 1 egg white beaten stiff, mixed with  teaspoon vanilla, pinch salt and enough sifted confectioners sug- ar to make a spreading consis- tency. If you like raisins, add % cup or so to the sauce, before adding top crust. POEM |IENTIFI'ED? (Mrs. H. J. B., Linton) I enjoy reading Readers' Trad- ing Post and would be grateful if some one could supply the verse in which this line is found, "I have to live with myself and 089 a year ago. LASAGNA * (Mrs. F. S., Bismarck) I use a recipe for Lasagna which is quite different from the one printed in the paper last week. My family enjoys this very much. --aa 1 large onion, 1 clove garlic, 6 sprigs parsley, Y4 cup oil (olive or salad), 1 large can tomatoes (3 cups), 1 can tomato paste, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspon salt, % tea- spoon pepper, % cup water, .1 lb. ground ,beef, 1 small onion, 4 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons flour, % cup grated cheese (Par- mesan or cheddar), 2 cups milk, 2 eggs, l-lb. package lasagna noodles. First make tomato sauce. Chop onion, garlic, parsley fine and fry silghtly in oil. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaves, salt, pepper, water and stir till mixed. Add loose ground beef. Cover and cook over low heat 45 minu- tes, stirring occasionally. Second, make cheese sauce. Chop small onion fine and cook in melted butter a minute or two. Mix in flour, add grated cheese and little salt. Gradually add milk and continue cooking on low heat stirring constantly un- til sauce is thick. Beat eggs slightly, mix in a little cheese mixture then add all together and cook 10 minutes. Remove from fire. Cook lasagna noodles as direct- BOB KENNEDY INSPECTS THE WAU.Aeeompanied by West Berl/n Mayor Willy Brandt (left), U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy gets a first-hand look at the wall and barbed wire put up by the Communistx to divide Eaat and WeJt Berlin. (Radlop?6otol ed on package, then drain. Start oven 325 degrees. Grease large baking dish, put layer of noodles on bottom of dish, pour over enough tomato sauce to cover, add some cheese sauce to this. Continue with layers until ingredients are all used. Finish off with covering of cheese sauce. Bake 20 minutes, then 'broil n- til surface is bubbly and gold. Makes 6 to 8 generous servings. POTATO PIE? tMrs. D. M., Mandan) I would like to have a recipe for Irish, or white, potato pie. I hope someone can give it to me through Readers' Trading Post. Thank you. $ $ $ MILKLESS CAKE? (Mrs C. J., Bisnarck) If any of you readers have a recipe for eggless, butterless, milkless cake, I would appreciate having it. I used to make this for my children when they were growing up and they loved it. Thank you. CHEESE KUCHEN? Mrs. N. B., Bismarck) I would very much like to have a recipe for the old fashioned cheese kuchen. Thank you. T'AINT THAT WE DONI  TRUST YOU; lIOn/lEVER... The taxpayer who keeps good records will find it easier to justify his 1961 Federal income tax return when we question it, B. J. Rockwood, district director, said today. All individual records should be retained for at least three preceding tax years after the re- turn is filed. Please do not mail your re- cords with your '61 return, Rock- wood added. Keep them avail- able to substantiate any items which may be questioned on your return. BUSINESS RECORDS USEFUL TO FARMS One of the most effective tools a farmer can use to adjust to the cost-price-squeez is to im- prove his management decision through the use of a complete farm record system. The new year ahead is a good tim to rrake plans for a more complete system of records for 1962. The decisions each farmer will be forced to make in 1962 will require skill and a thorough knowledge of his farm business, says Fred Sobering, NDSU ex- tension farm management eco- nomist. Only complete farm records will provide the neces- sary information for these im- portant management decisions. Farm records put information about the farm business at the operator's fingertips, so he can readily identify the week and strong points. 'IVney provide a net worth statement to show the financial progress from year to The Lone Ranger D IN 77-/A7" AF,-- r W/,IA7* TI.I" .,-  y/VA/vlIT,S ....  "]T..I l.Ol',l RANR I.ANI::},. MARl3 AFTER Hie; LEAP FROM "THE SPEEDING "T'iAIN-- , WHAT YOU LB.A RN year and provide an accurate and s=mple net income statement for tax purposes. A record book desigrated by NDSU Extension Service is available from North Dakota county extension agents. Record books are available also from credit agencies, banks, machin- ery companies and farm papers.' Sobering's suggestion, as to the best way to get started with a record system, is to "decid how detailed a record you want. Once you've decided, then follow through on it. A good set of records will show the business- man-farmer where he has been, where he is and where he is go- ing." Accurate and complete records take some time and effort. Keep the record book in a handy place and get into the habit of using it regularly. Take the time to get - started correctly with record keeping, then stay with it, say, the NDSU economist. Public Aid InCreases by $0004,646 An ;ncrease of $104,646 in North :Dakota public assistance expenditures is reported for Feb- ruary by the State Welfare Board. Carlyle D. Onsrud, executive director, said total expenditures were $1,1.65,631. That amount went to assist 10,128 individuab and families. Most of the increase was due to nursing home care whict went up $18,701 to a total of $101,474. Part of the rise was due to payment of taxes in the public assistance programs amounting to $88,778. Medical assistance for the aged increased $1!5,162 to $144,  503. Total maintenance expediture for the month were $784,606 and total medical care paymentS were $381,025. Average grants of $94.94 weal to 6,296 old age assistance re- cipients for a total of $597,743. There were 86 aid to the blind recipients with average gran$ of 676.71 and total payments at i $6,596. In aid to dependent childrer 1,832 families received an aver- age grant of $158,02 and total payments of $289,500. Total Iaynents of $12727: went to 1,189 cases in aid to | the permanently and totally diS" 1 abled. The average grant wa'! $107,05. I The simplest, lowest cost wa to find a loafer dairy cow i to weigh her milk once a day for a month for her entire retiR- ing period. Ask your counW extension office for forms ft*r keeping such records. By Fran Striker H/HER; TRAIN I i