1955 lions club and courthouse blind concession

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1955 lions club and courthouse blind concession - WARDIE BROWN Blind Concession Stand Operator...
WARDIE BROWN Blind Concession Stand Operator Attends Meeting; Does Various Jobs Wardie Brown, concession stand operator in the Court House lobby, attended the annual Sales Meeting of the Arkansas Enterprise for the Blind which was held Sunday and Monday in Little Rock. He was accompanied to the convention convention by Mrs. Brown, and proudly tells that the meeting was 100 per cent in attendance. About 125 stand in addition to operating the Court House stand, he sells Christmas cards during the fall. A contest is carried on each year by those selling selling cards through th e blind plan and last year he received third place prize. "I hope to do better for Ouachita County this year in selling the cards,' 1 he said. During- the five years that Ward- operators and advisors, or 'stand ie has been blind he has received bosses" o^ they are referred to by the employees, enjoyed a dinner at the Lafayette Hotel on Sunday, a supper at Hanks Dog House on Sunday night, a picnic dinner Monday Monday afternoon on the Arkansas Re no pension, but takes pride in saying saying that he supports his wife and himself on the profits which he earns from his concession stand in 'the Court House and the amount he gets from selling Christmas cards habllitatlon Center for the Blind! and his few leather articles. grounds, entertainment gathering^, various discussion meetings nnd lectures lectures during the convention period. Wardie, as: he is known by his many friends and customers, was very grateful for bonuses award , uuu , Mll „„.„ „, „,_„.. „..„_..„,. ,..., sa , e Co _ ^ Cnndy CQ tne Prlu > hcansas. The Rehabilitation Center at Little Little Rock at which Wardie got his training is sponsored by Arkansas Lions Clubs. The Camden Lions Club sponsored the first blind stand in the courthouse here now opera- ter, and the security" of He R. American ed him during the meeting 1 for his ted by Wardie and it'was one of outstanding work by Ritchie Whole- th e first for the entire state of Ar- monies of rooni- riean,- 10 coot. 10 type, now | to travel as a pedestrian, to enjoy I Co, Coca Cola Bottling Co, and the Baby Ruth Curtis Co. Wardie, always friendly, talkative talkative and wearing a pleasant smile, has sold candy, chewing gum, cigar I ettes, cold drinks and other miscel- lanea in the Court House for two years. Prior to obtaining hl.s present present position he received four months months of training tit the Rehabilitation Center. In addtion to; being trained for work during this period, Wardie tells of his group, including men and women.. 1 to keep their * ! to "type, how Teen Town To Open Friday Teen-Town will open Friday night June 3, in the American Legion Hut, and will remain open on Friday Friday and Saturday night from 7 o'clock until 10:30, under the direction direction of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Led- belter." The' Teen-Town Board of Directors, composed of 21 adult by w u-aver as a- pcoeswmn, lo enjoy cl ti zem o { Camden, and 16 Junior various handicrafts' such a s rank- ""»™ 01 *-wna uL' p , pcl _ d rrom A few past- times now which he learned to excel excel in' while at- the Rehabilitation Center are playing dominoes and making billfolds, purses and other leathercraft articles. He sells his handmade purses and billfolds on the side, and also, has prepared the following Rules of Conduct which ar e to be observed observed by all members. 1 No smoking. 2 No loafing around the doors. 3 No cursing. 4 No gambling of any sort. 5 No misconduct of any kind.

Clipped from Camden Times02 Jun 1955, ThuPage 1

Camden Times (Camden, Arkansas)02 Jun 1955, ThuPage 1
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