My blind aunt Cleo Mildred SCOLES

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My blind aunt Cleo Mildred SCOLES - NOT SO MUCH AS STREAK OF DAYLIGHT THROUGH THEIR...
NOT SO MUCH AS STREAK OF DAYLIGHT THROUGH THEIR GLOOM pass s e s has ex- Despite Affliction of Blind Couple They Are Happy As They Work Their Plan In a small two-room apartment n the second floor of a building located at Third and South streets a happy care-free couple are battllrg great odds so that they can make a living, independent of any outside assistance Mr and Mrs Scoles or Russell and Cleo, a=, thcj _ intimately known to each other, are totally blind yet through the medium of their skilled fingers construct leather belts, suspenders billfolds, hot pan pads, and a number of other articles the salts of which net them a moderate living These objects whlcl would prove complicated even to a a sighted psr- son, are constructed with alarming rapiditv by this voung pair who work side by side seemingly enjol- Ing everx minute of their life which has fc en handicapped bj the loss of Eight A belt which is made bv Interlac Ing leather units can bo made within a spece of half hour if we are really rushed ' Russell admitted However the pan mats ncco sitatr considerable moie must be wrarped inum frame several times until a substantial network Is built and then a series of knots must be tied labor for cor ibout an alum n each corner to hold the two ;eries of networks together In a icft but durable bond These pads are not sold locally u., are sent to the blind commission ..i Columbus where they are placed on the capital city market When completed these sets sell for S3 FOR YOU The Imlay Co.) production cheer the otii h* In was moved home Fririsiv evening and It Is hoped that our "Gift of ImUv rocs" will heer him a bit on the road to rerovcn Mr. Maler has a wonderful flower garden along ' Thf Forgotten Road' 'at hlmms creek ferry, north of the clt\, and It It hrre that he sprnds his time In the summer among his flowers, trees and vines. His flowers, mam of them the rarest and chol«-st plants from tlir different famllln, are usually cut and brought here to adorn someone's sick room. Just to convince him that the oheer he spread "can come l.:ck" The Tlmcs-Mgnal presents him w i t h a community gift of "tmlav roses " apiece and the person making them shares lr the profit At the outset of the Interview the couple made a statement which expressed their whole philosophy of ife "We appreciate peoples cooperation but we do not seek their sympathies ' Nor were the" reluctant to discuss conditions arising from their blindness ' W e have found that rxt like coming to the end of the earth when one Is blind" the pair agreed ' We have training and are able to make these objects and sell them and In this way live independently " And to say the least, their training has been varied Mrs Scoles has been blind ."11 her life and has attended blind school In both Oklahoma and Ohio She graduated from the school for the blind in this state and while enrolled In that institution learned the fundamentals of domestic science home economics and received training In a number of other practical courses teaching the principals of constructing salable articles Too, became an accomplished typist nd so does most of the correspond- ng for the family. After graduation from the school, ATS Scoles served In the capacity of a home teacher for adult blind ons and It was through these lons that she met Mr Scoles A ago last April, they were married, cldng to combine their efforts In realizing a goal which is to be llnd persons. Independent life During her period with the state blind school, Mrs Scoles also helped with the publishing of Braille books, which are printed in a way quite similar to the stereotyping system ccclatd with newspaper work. She related that she and a co-worker finally were able to produce an average of 1.100 printed sheets during the morning and one time managed to press a little over 1,200 of these Indented sheets Russell, on the other hand, has been blind the past 13 years, having lost his sight from natural He recelv- when he was 23 years aid Continued on Page seven

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  1. The Zanesville Signal,
  2. 09 Jan 1938, Sun,
  3. Page 7

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