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Today; Lame Mechanic Proves TDpnnw Dent, with a lame able to do a superior Job, be- through th« week, is Ed Rtosen-her* given Friday, Hemisphere be Dennis Dent, right leg, Is not nearly so handi-i capped as many other people in this world-but the philosophy of this mechanic and accountant might be adopted to advantage jy others. .."It's up to the handicapped person to prove himself," he asserted. asserted. "The doctor can do his best to encourage the patient, or a person's person's family can push him along, but there comes a time, when it Is' .'up to the Individual,' " continued continued Dent. 'The employer will find that a handicapped person may be flowers I able to do a superior Job, because because he is trying so hard." Xattona] Week Dent is just one: o! many- who are being honored and remembered remembered during this National Employ Employ the Physically Handicapped Week Oct. 1-8. The Mayor's. Committee in Corpus Christi is part of the wasser, businessman who was; stricken with polio while a prs-j Governor's President's Committee and C o m m i t t e e the for NEPH. Mayor Ben McDonald has signed a proclamation, designating designating this as NEPH Week in this city. Chairman of the local committee, committee, which is scheduling «vents med student seveial years ago. Dent is in charge of records, 1 does mechanic work and is 'in of the parts department at H. E. Butt Grocery Co. garage, garage, adjacent to the warehouse on Highway 44. In Motorcycle Wrnok He was an Air Force line mechanic mechanic on Formosa in 1937 when he \vas in a motorcycle accident, accident, injuring his right leg seriously seriously below the knee. He wears a steel brace from his foot to is hip. The 29-year-old mechanic was in hospitals three years, on Formosa Formosa and in San Francisco, Montgomery, Ala., and Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.. He married his nurse at Lackland, the former Deborah Lee Schaak of Corpus Christi, on Sept. 3 When he was discharged Oct 10.1960, Dent applied to the Texas Texas Employment Commission LAME LEG TXJESN'T DAUNT DENNIS DENT here and was «ent immediately, to HEB, Three days later ht on the job. Had Grave Doubts I'll admit that before I went to TEC, I had grave doubts about ever finding a job," Dent commented. He praised the Butts for the confidence place in their employes, pointing out that several persons,, more handicapped than he, are the personnel in the large company company organization here. "They let you prove what are capable of doing," he explained. explained. "I thank my lucky for the opportunity J have he said seriously. A native of upstate New he joined the Air Force in serving in Japan, North Africa and Korea. He reenlisted In 1956 and had been on Formosa 10 months when he had the accident. The Dents live at 4941 Easter and have one son, Mark Christopher, Christopher, 14 months. 501 S. STAPLES · TU34477 9709 HWY. 9 · WJ5-2336 SERVICE PARTS fr LABOR I year «n tub* IRIN8 THIS . BONUS COUPON "-1000 "-1000 STAMPS In adtfiltan !b slomns wilh vour purcbosd OUcr Bxnlr^ Oct. 10, 1961 OPEN 12 W 9 p.m. Mow.-Fri, OPEN 12 t» 7 p.m. Saturday OPEN I to 6 p.m. Sunday "Where You Never Pay Retail List Price" Westing house PORTABLE 19" TV Urt Pri««~~179,9S 138 Piu« 138$ Stamp* NO DOWN PAYMINT To Suit Youf Builf-in unipole telescopinq ontenno Wide rouge 4" speaker Terrific FM Sound

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 01 Oct 1961, Sun,
  3. Page 55

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