Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 13, 1949 · Page 58
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 58

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, October 13, 1949
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How Boy Overcame Handicap and Mode a Successful Life By MRS. MJtftY WOODWARD Globe-Gazete Correspondent WhUtemore—This is "handicapped persgis" week, It brings to mind thos who have had the courage and stamina not only to overcome hndicaps but to make a success oflife. One of this great throng is P*er Kenne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tteodore Kenne. Everyone greets the first child with great rejoicing. If she is a daughter, sie is warmly welcomed ; but fatheijis always a bit disappointed Kit isn't a son. If girls arrive sevral times and then sons come, thy joy is really wholehearted. & it was in the Theodore Kenne family who 40 gome years ago livedon a farm near Luverne. fwin Sons Arrive First daughters arrived and then on memorable day a son arrived and while everyone was rejoicin over that one another son wa born. They were as unlike ai could be. One was very blue ^ed and a perfect blond and tb other was very dark eyed '~ ( with urly black hair. They were lovely babies and grew and cried whec they were unhappy and laSgjed when life was just right a? al babies do. Tiey started toddling around Jbiering as they fell, picked nemselves up and started out igain. The 2 had a great time to- lether, Casper the blond and Peter, the brunet. : They were 14 months old when ragedy overtook Peter. For 9 days he lay with a high fever which climbed to 105 degrees. Then the lever left and the small iody was no longer perfect for infantile paralysis had left its mark in a spinal curvature and paralyzed legs. Everything was done for the baby but medical science had not progressed too far in the care of paralytics in those days. Casts Tortured Him When he was 9 years old he was taken to Iowa City for a year and a half. His legs were placed in casts which tortured him for 2 years but he was improving a little for he could sit up and for 5 or 6 years he could only lie helpless in his crib. It was during his early days the family moved here. After his years at Iowa City the casts were forgotten and Peter decided to make the best of things and get around some way. It is remarkable what courage and will power can do even for youngsters. He went to school in a small wagon and was helped from place to place. When he was 14 townspeople who admired his grit bought him a wheel chair. That helped tremendously. Now, he was almost independent and could get around without waiting for someone to help him at every step of the way. Somewhere along the way during these years he started dabbling with paints. He developed quite a liking for painting sacred pictures and today he has developed quite a business along this line. Sign painting was the thing he enjoyed most though. He started out with ads for bake sales and one day he hit the jackpot. He painted a sign for the town. Money began coming in after that. A special staging has to be attached to the truck or building on which he is to paint signs. But he manages ever so well. f Realized His Dream Finally he had enough money saved up and \yith the help of his parents he realized a dream of his teens, he went to school to study art and special work in his now chosen field, sign painting. He attended the School of Art in Minneapolis for a year and came out with much ability well trained. Since then life has been good to him. For some time he has had a specially geared car to drive. This year he took on a new side line, spinners for fishing. Last winter he bought 20,000 spinners. He polished them, painted them and painted a red dot in the center. They are nearly all sold. With all this work he has been able to buy a new car. This past spring he, his handicapped friend, Harold Schumacher, and Harlan Pompe, the driver, took a never- to-be-forgotten trip through the east, New York, Washington, and points in between. They hart a whale of a time they will live over many times. M»t«n Cltr Olobe-Gn»lU, Msitn CHy, U. Oct. \Z, 1949 SAVE ON THESE ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS DURING DAMON'S APPLIANCE CENTER'S DAMON'S GROUP 1 Nationally advertised Tweedies and Queen Quality shoes in black, brown and green suedes ... in pumps and sandals. . . . Sizes 4 ] /2 to 1 0 . . . and what a buy at this special sale price . . . VALUES TO 12.95 3.85 NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE Deluxe Console Demonstrator 168.3O 4% of Chickasaw Tax Left Unpaid New Hampton — Chickasaw county taxpayers have paid all except $59,000 of their 1948 tax bill, Mrs. Sadie McFarland, county treasurer, said Saturday. Only 4 per cent of the tax remains unpaid, compared with 5 per cent at this time last year. Ilomemakers Elect Garner —Mrs. Ole Eliason was elected president of the Twin township homemakers at a recent meeting at the home of Miss Nora Eliason. Mrs. Donald Burk was elected vice chairman; Mrs. Albert Etchen, music chairman; Mrs. Herman Heginger, health chairman; Mrs. Harold Eliason, school chairman; Mrs. William Dewey, library chairman, and Mrs. Russel Hanson, international relations chairman. Deluxe "8" Norge Refrigerator Handefroster Regular 284.95 2 Only . 269.95 Super Deluxe "8" Refrigerator With Exclusive Self-D-Froster STARTING 9:30 Thursday Morning Compact "6" Norge Refrigerator,, Floor Sample 299.95 Value 284.95 189.95 Value 2 Only 169.95 Big 8 Cu. Ft. Norge Refrigerator With Self-D-Froster Floor Sample 269.95 Value. 242.95 Simplex Deluxe Ironer, Two Speeds, Floor Samples 179.95 Value 2 Only at. . . . 159.95 24.95 Cedarized Chest Yours For Your Old Cleaner With New Lewyt Vacuum Cleaner. 79.95 DELUXE VACUUM CLEANER Upright Type 49.95 Value 29.95 NORGE TABLE-TOP GAS RANGE 119.95 Value 99.95 NEW GARLAND GAS RANGE 36" Table Top 109.95 NORGE APARTMENT GAS RANGE CONVENIENT TERMS SALES BACKED BY SERVICE" GROUP 2 Nationally advertised De Liso Debs, Tweedies and Queen Quality. ... In black, brown, and navy blue*.'. . and just look at this special low price. VALUES TO 15.95 5.S5 LADIES DON'T MISS THIS SALE. IT'S WORTH MONEY TO YOU. DAMON'S FASHION FLOOR Glose-Out BLOUSES RAINCOATS SKIRTS , JEWELRY CHECK THESE ITEMS AND SAVE '' V *-V. •.VM.ts.v, •Ma}V*^** LADIES' SUITS Here is the opportunity you have been looking for, a chance to buy better quality ladies' suits at great savings. . . . They come in sizes 10 to 42. . .» . Colors: Beige, Grey, Brown, Navy and Black. Now offered at ... '4 OFF SPECIALS DURING OUR 57th ANNIVERSARY SALE Two Groups of Better LADIES' MILLINERY PRICED AT 4.77 -• 8.77 samjen ( SPECIAL CLOSE-OUT SPRING GOATS Just a few of these left on hand ... a real value in Spring Coats, that deserves your special attention . . . Better hurry in and look them over . . . Now! y 2 PRICE CLOSE-OUT BETTER DRESSES What an opportunity for you ladies to make a real saving. . . . Here are dresses that are really values, values that speak for themselves. . . . Values to 59.95. . . . Better look these over at this price. 10.00 ZIP-COATS Values to 55.00 , . , in Tweed . . . Gabardine and Covert. 100% wool, and all lovely makes. . . . When opportunity is knocking at your door, take advantage of it. ... Here is the buy you don't want to miss . . . 38.00 ZIP-COATS Values to 69.95 ... in a big selection of colors, materials and styles . . . With the fqll season here, you had better hurry to Dam6n's Fashion Floor, and make this special saving ; . . NOW! 48.00 HERE IS A SALE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS. STARTS THURS. MORNING J

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