High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Sep 9 1976, Page 8

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 9, 1976, High Point, North Carolina 8a High Point Enterprise. Thursday september 9, 1976s it juvenile rehabilitation or psychiatric zoo correspondent Seth Cantor of the Detroit news Washington Bureau has been investigating the practice in several states of sending emotionally disturbed children and other Young Public wards into private commercially oriented institutions out of their states. This is another article resulting from his investigation. By Seth Kantor Poland Spring me was . Several Days from now a 15-year-old boy from a comfortable Detroit suburb a a convicted murderer who likes to dress in women a undergarments a is to be transferred by the Oakland country juvenile court to a controversial treatment Center named Elan in Poland Spring in the Back Woods of Maine. Elan has no fences but uses a a dynamic tension concept pitting residents against residents in screaming matches and slugging matches to keep each other in line it is re mindful of the novel a lord of the flies a were children dwell in their Samuel Hymans a Best Diamond buys i Dumond solitaires 4 orb mouse i 14k White or yellow 11/4 it. 189�?o 1/3 it. 250�� 1/2 it. 375&Quot others at ail prices is ladies clusters us White or yellow 17 diamonds m25 ij8 Carat $15sm others at All prices amp i i i a threesome Quot set Iwhite or yellow golds All three 122�?� others at a prices i matched pair in 25. 6 diamonds $ i4k White it a Ory mow amp others at a prices a Iii Many new styles a it a ask i Tiffany �?T3 some yellow or Whit a three >159�?o illustrations enlarged in i s Cash Uyi Bucht a i m a mar inc. Caros 9 30 to 5 30 Dait Feu Park us own society and can a and do a turn on each other. Residents Are a mix of spoiled brats from wealthy families to sullen Public wards from broken Homes in the inner cities. They Are placed in this alien Remote atmosphere and not taught How to survive alone in the wilderness. According to Elan a two owners Joseph Ricci 29, a one time narcotics addict who was sent off to his first jail term at the age of 12, and or. Gerald e. Davidson 53, a psychiatrist raised in Detroit there is a Good Chance the troubled Young Michigan killer could emerge from Elan Many months from now Able to live a useful meaningful life. But Elan considered by some authorities to be a up psychiatric zoo a has an uneven track record since opening its doors in 1971. It is facing charges of physical and mental abuse of its 215 residents including about 115 who Are Public wards of states that Range from new England to Oregon. A typical rate for Public and private residents of Elan is $14,000 a year which provides Ricci with an imported $13,500 a company cat to commute daily to and from his 12-room Home in Portland. Or. Davidson formerly operated a narcotics rehabilitation Center in the Boston area but shut it Down while Federal drug investigators were probing the centers policy of supplying take out orders of methadone at a time when addicts were Selling to others or. Davidson says he and Ricci started Elan in Maine because of zoning Law restrictions. But Maine has no licensing requirements for juvenile treatment centers which has allowed the Elan facilities to operate under regulations of Maine s office of alcoholism and drug abuse prevention a even though Many Elan residents were not addicts Richard m. Clark attorney for the Maine state regulating office says the town of Waterford Quot was terrified Quot of Elan residents who Are headquartered nearby at one of Elan a several facilities. Elan residents were Quot breaking into houses and stealing cars Quot at Waterford soft flattery printed pattern 136 South main flattery starts at the top with a Bias cowl Collar that Falls naturally into Graceful circles below titter Waist lows into skirt softness punted pattern 9250 misses sties 8 to 12, 14 16 18, 20 sue i bust 34 takes 2t. Yards 60-Inch Send $1 of Tor each pattern add 35e for each pattern for first class airmail handling Sand to Marian Martin pattern dept the High Point Enterprise 232 West 18th Stew York by 10011. Print name. Address zip size and style number of you think clothing is too it pensive save and sew Send for new fall Winter pattern Catalon 150 styles lots of exciting quickies free pattern Coupon Send 75< instant sewing Book sow knit look St 25 instant Money crafts $1.00 instant fashion Book $1.00 said Clark. Protests from the town forced Elan management to convert its unit near Waterford into a maximum Security House with locked doors and windows that t open. Or. Davidson boasts that a your retention rate is about 95 per cent. But Elan records show 22 per cent of the residents run away another 34 per cent Are Quot discharged from Elan before their a a cure is effected a including the la Illinois state wards ousted last july when Illinois state evaluators complained of Elan conditions. One other reason for the High rate of yearly discharges is because of the Rule in Massachusetts that its state wards can stay at places such As Elan for no More than a year. Massachusetts has a a current probe of Elan under Way and is to decide Early in 1976 whether to bar continued placement of youngsters there probes electric heat from Massachusetts Are troubled by the physical abuse at Elan but there Are other questionable practices a new residents Are immediately checked to see if they have athletes foot or acne by Elan a nurse but not to see if they have heart lung or hearing problems. A cigarette Chain smoking is prevalent among even the youngest of teenage residents and staff. States Are asked to furnish a Quot cigarette fund for Public wards a there Are no organized athletic activities at Elan. Privacy is kept to a minimum. Mail and phone Calls Are routinely censored. A the head chef used to work in nursing Homes. His menus Call for to . Evening snacks of As Many As two sandwiches per child before bedtime a and no prepared breakfast unless a child requests one in writing the night before. Many Elan residents including most of those privately sent from Michigan have no police records but Are emotionally disturbed. One of those interviewed was a Young midwesterner who said he would like to specialize in creative writing. He already has taken up a creative writing to some extent which is Why he is at Elan. He forged his father s name on $15,000 Worth of personal checks. No matter what their problems residents Are forced to attend a anguish sessions a encounter groups primal scream sessions and a a haircuts go on constantly. These Are sessions where residents Are screamed at by others for what might seem like minor mistakes. Encounter groups involve two or More residents shouting obscenities shrilly at each other. A primal scream is a repeated phrase delivered almost animal stoically in a darkened room by a resident screaming at full pitch his or her body heaving with sobs. Primal screams fill the night air in this Rural setting where the Snow sits in White lumps on the fir tree shelves the residents scream their dismay at life Back Home. Up at Waterford old Man Morse As one of Elan a neighbors is known old Man Morse who operates the Apple Orchards stand the inhuman screaming any More. He erected an amplifier and started playing Quot the Star spangled banners Back at the kids. In a humourless place at least there was old Man Morse i insulation a fib saws a additional outlets Sears electric co. Cau Day or Rcpt Nom si5-i2s0 water weight problem use Lim excess water in the body can be uncomfortable. will help you lose excess water weight. We at to 7� recommend it. Mann drug final clearance consolidation Sale 3/4 off rent to buy a new Baldwin piano for your child give your child the Many advantages of a Superior piano. All rental applies if purchased. Rent now at Sale prices during our Eastern music festival Sale and save open Mon amp Fri til 9. Morrow piano amp Organ co. Life Merkel 27.1-009.3 in no but Iro pc. Westchester Mau your Happy shopping store. Sale infants amp toddlers toddler sleepers Reg. $6 4,44 toddler boys footed sleepers in soft comfortable Cotton knit. Snap fastened Back and Waist. Print design on front of the top. In Blue or Gold. Sizes 2-3-4. Carter s Jacque sets rag. 4.251 3.50 care free Cotton knit inc to land print. Smock with snap Fastener closing. Matching pants with elastic leg and Waist snap fasting. Azure or yellow. Toddler sleepers Reg. $61 4.44 toddler girls footed sleepers in comfortable care free Cotton knit. Snap fastened Waist and Back. Print design on front of the top. Pink or yellow. Sizes 2-3-4. Carter s solid gowns in $31 2.40 any care Cotton knit in White or pastels. Drawstring Botton snap fastened front rib Neckband Handy cuff Mitten sleeves. White azure or yellow. Purity diapers 5.44 rag. 8-29-8.49 your Choice of pre folded stretch diapers with 6-layer Center panel or regular diapers of double Gauze with Woven in fold lines. I Doz. To a Box. Carter s print gowns rag. 3.35 2.70 no Iron Cotton knit in a cunning to land print. Drawing Bottom snap fastened front rib knit Neckband. Hondy cuffs Mitten sleeves. Yellow and azure. Carter s print Kimonos a 2.70 no Iron Cotton print in Carter to land print. Snap fastens from ribbed neck to Hemline for ease in dressing or undressing. Azure or yellow. Carter s hooded towels $3 Reg. 3.751 hooded towels to wrap baby after Bath in soft and absorbent Cotton knit Terry. White Towel with Hood and outside edges bound in yellow or azure binding. Carter s knit Terry washcloths 2/1.08 Reg.2/1.351 soft and absorbent Cotton Kint Terry for baby s tender skin. White Wash clothes bound in azure or yellow. Two to a package. I �9 Carter s crib sheets rag. 4.331 3.50 super knit super absorbent Cotton. 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