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November 3, 1960

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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Guy Family Goes to Church William L. Guy and his f~miiy went to church in Amenia. his home town which honored the Democratic gubernatorial can- didate and his family Sunday with a Billand Jean Guy Day celebration. Guest speakers included U. S. Sen. Quentin Burdick ID-:~D~, Democratic congressional nom- inees t~gymond Vendsel and An- son J. Anderson and .James Symington. son of the Missouri senator who spoke on behalf of Sen. J,hn F. Kennedy, the Demo- cratic presidential candidate. Award TB Scholarship The first Dr. John G. Arneberg Health scholarship sponsored by the North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association was awarded this month (Oct. 3) to Peter Mueller, Grand Forks. to assist him in completing pre- medical therapy courses at the University of North Dakota. Mueller, left, who received a $700 scholarship, is shown dis- cussing his future plans with Edward L Sypnieski, executive director of the North Dakota Tu- berculosis and Health Assn. The or}ginal funds providing scholarships for training in the medical and paramedical fields came from a bequest of $3000 from the estate of the late Dr. John G. Arneberg of Grand Forks. Dr. Robert B. Tudor. Bismarck, president of the North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Assn is chairman of the Dr. ~John G. Arneberg Health Scholarship committee. Other members in- clude Mrs. John E Williams, R. N, Washburn and Roland Harding, Fargo. During the past year the board of directors of the North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Assn has replaced the Nursing Schol- arship with its more comprehen- sive program which will provide scholarships to properly quali- fied students who need financial assistance for training in the fol- lowing fields: Anesthesiology for nurses, medical library practice, medi- cal technology, nursing -- prac- tical and registered, occupation- al therapy, pharmacy, physical thereapy, radiology, X-ray tech- nology, and any other medidal or paramedical field which meets the approval of the committee. The scholarship money is con- sidered a gift and need only be replaced if the applicant does not complete his course or if he does not work in North Da- kota for two years following graduation. Dr. Tudor says he is grati- fied with the results of an ap- peal made this summer to the Christmas Seal Societies to con- tribute to this fund so that a source of money on a regular basis will be available for this health career scholarship. He said this scholarship will encourage more students to enter this vital field and help solve the short- age of professional workers in North Dakota. Application blanks and general information sheets are available from the North Dakota Tuber- culosis and Health Assn Box 89, Bismarck. Estimate Stale's Share of Bill For AgedCare The Welfare-Department an- nounced recently the estimated additional amount each state will receive under the new federal medical care for the needy a~e~ program. President Eisenhower last week signed a bill which includes pro- visions to improve medical care under the federal-state program of old-age assistance. There is also provision for a new medi- cal care plan to aid the aged who are not on the assistance rolls but who cannot pay medi- cal bills. The department estimated that the additional amount to be made available to the states for the program for the needy aged will be $142,175,000 annual- ly. The excess federal funds for 25 states will take the place of current state and local expendi- tures, thus releasing the state and local funds for further improv- ing medical care for old-age re- cipients or helping provide for others unable to pay medical bills. It was pointed out that al- though the states are free to de- cide how the released funds will be used, congressional intent was clear that they should result in improvement or initiation of medical care programs for the aged. States in which the additional federal funds will release state- local funds and the amounts of state-local funds to be released, include: Iowa $3,120,000 federal funds and $1,262,000 state-local funds to be released; Minnesota $8,945,- 000 and $3~I~,000; North Dakota $773,000 and $7'/3,000. A United States public health service team has issued a re- port recommending major im- provements in North Dakota's mentat health program, follow- ing a study of the state's pre- sent facilities and mental health services. The team recommends that a state agency be created to estab- lish a statewide mental health program which could be inte- grated with community programs The report implies that this ag: ency would remove North Da- kota's mental health program from jurisdiction of the state board of administration. North Dakota also needs a state director of mental health, declares the report, which is based on a year's study in the state as authorized by the 19,59 Legislature. The report will be considered Nov. 1 in Bismarck by the leg- islative research subcommittee on governmental organization. Additional recommendations: More treatment facilities, ex- panded means for training ment- al health personnel, more co- operation among the various agencies concerned with the program. The report is especially criti- cal of the Grafton school for retarded children and the rela- uvc lack of local mental health efforts. North Dakota is "sadly lack- ing" in facilities for the mental- ly retarded, the report states. "Every effort should be made to attract and retain competent personnel as staff at the Graf- ton State School." The report said that parents or legal guardians of retarded in- dividuals should be able to re- quest voluntary admission to the school, without the formality of a court or mental health board appearance. Sterilization should be per- misive rather than mandatory, as at present, in regard to men- tally retarded persons of child- bearing age. Community treatment centers should be established, and the State Hospital needs a clinical director to set medical goals and be responsible to the sup- erintendent for clinical activities. lie should be a "highly quali- fied" board-certified psychiat- rist with administrative skills, tt~e report said. The state should establish a (:enter t'or diagnosis and screen- mg and short-term treatment for emotionally disturbed and retarded children. Psychiatric consultation is es- seutial and should be made available to the State Train- mg school at Mandan. Establishment of a centralized YOU~E 60iN*ALL 7"[./E" I, VA~, WHY J~o/v"r you A5 THE 5HEI~IFF SeTS OUT FOR WO SIN~ HOME-- WEA/<, TH~ LONg mental health unit with a pro- fessional director and qualified staff "is crucial and should be accomplished." Electric Bills Average $8.53 The federal power comrn/ssion reports that the average residen- tial electric bill in North Da- kota in 1960 was $8.53 a month compared with a national aver- age of $7.44. The report shows that the average ranged from a low of $4.52 a month in the state of Washington to $8.94 in New Ham- pshire in the continental United States. Alaska had the highest bill, $10.61. Hawaii was $9.06. Typical average monthly elec- tric bills for residential use in communities of 2,500 population or more in North Dakota, as of Jan. 1, 1960 (250 kilowatt hours): Bismarck, $8.25; Devils Lake, $9.20; Dickinson, $8.25; Fargo, $8.75; Grafton, $8.00; Grand Forks, $9.00; Jamestown, $7.82; Mandan, $8.25; Minot, $9.00; Rugby, $9.20; Valley City, $6.00; Wahpeton, $9.20, and Williston, $8.25. The report showed that on Jan. l, 1960 the average bill for 250 kilowatt hours per month for the country was $7.44, anin- crease of eight cents from the level of ~ year earlier. The average 250 kwh bill was $6.95 in 1951, $6.98 in 1950 and $7.37 in 1940. zn 1935 it was $8.91. Compared with the average monthly bill of $8.53 this year for North Dakota, the average for Minnesota was $7.89, South Dakota $8.55 and Montana $7~1. In addition to the $4~52 aver. age for the state of Washington, other states with low averages included Tennessee $5.06, Oregon $5.39, Alabama $5.42, Nebraska SG32,Idaho $8.44 and Georgia $8.45. -r]-- Award Contract For High School The general construction een- tract for a new Catholic high schoo] ouJ'.ding in northwest Dickinson to cost well over a million dollars, has been award- ed to the John Larson Co Bis- marck. Larson said he planned to start work Monday on the building and expected to complete the concrete footings before winter. A board, headed by Msgr. George P. Aberle, let the gen- eral contract on Larson's bid of $1,127,995, lowest among five. The board said it would act later on bids on heating and electrical work. . ["]~ If our population reaches 230 million by 1975, as predicted, farmers and ranchers must pro- duce 16.3 billion lbs. more red meat, 47 billion lbs. more milk, 20.7 million tons more fruits and vegetables, and 20 billion more eggs. HE WONT I-/AVH A ~B UNZ,YsS MVE CAN H~WHIL~p KO ~IN LlgS AT BEATH~ PO01~ . --AND I'M IN A HU#RV 7"0 1.EARN - - -- te/vy Ko al/V Zo.Q T /7. H 'I.J- /-/AVEA CHANCE/F We" CAN #EMOVg THE BUI LET. -- ON KO ~IN ( WHO SHOT VOU ?