The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky on March 22, 1993 · Page 11
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Monday, March 22, 1993
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3 THE COURIER-JOURNAL, MONDAY, MARCH 22,' 1993 B 3 IN THE EAR $Q7tt00 HEARING AID FREE Hearing Test In-Home Service Payment Plans HEARS TO YOU 9 Oit Of 10 Clients Would Recommend Jenny Craig. WhoDidTheyTell? ieuratni?, FUNERAL HOME .ZS. 725 East Market Street Preston at Hebron Lane n)j Hearing Aid 429-9080 , - 5 locilly Owtitd ,"3 Sinc 1904 -KM-, 'iW$ H?tt': "ItiMmtorfotati!' "ItoUmuwfi." "ItoidmfwnmtJ $tmcy&$ttU)0it5fa, QlmOtlkm hit i00h. Laurie Swfimon Iwl JO Ha. r'''F'rjKfmW&tl F-.?r'-..vJvww7H f""-r,y,'-'-r--r-rr', i n n n ':, A M if 4 lMIWrlMtln f-ltfi Waldo Hughes still has the shoe given to him in 1937 by Robert Wad low, who was still growing at the age of 22. A towering figure World's tallest to be like all BYRON CRAWFORD SOMERSET, Ky.-Waide Hughes still has the size 37AA shoe that was given to him in 1937 by Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man. "Have you ever seen a man 9 feet tall?" Hughes asked. "He was so tall, and such a sensation, sir, that nobody could help but stand and look at him in awe. There's no way you can ever get used to a man 9 feet tall. There's no use talking about it. If you've never gone through it, I could talk here for a year, and you'd never understand it. You can't conceive of it." - Hughes and Wadlow, still listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest man of whom there is irrefutable evidence, met in 1936. Hughes was in business with his father in Hughes Department Store in Somerset, where he handled the shoe department. Wadlow represented Peters Diamond Brand Shoes and made promotional appearances around the country. During two one-week visits to Somerset, in 1936 and '37, Hughes went with Wadlow on promotional appearances at other Peters Shoe outlets in 10 counties in Southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee. "I had a car that the Hudson motor-car company made then, called a Terraplane. ... We became fast friends. I'd drive him, and he'd sit in the back seat of the Terraplane. I took a (front) seat out, and his feet went up under the dash. "When I walked with him on the street, he walked with his hand on my shoulder. His cane came to the top of my head. I was 5 feet 9Vi inches tall. When I was walking with him and talking to him, I never saw him. ... It was the damnedest sensation to hear that voice coming from above." Wadlow's arm span was 9 feet 5V inches, and his hands were WA inches from his wrist to the tip of his middle finger. Wadlow was 22 years old and still growing when Jus height was measured at 8 feet 11.1 inches in 1940, only a few weeks before he died of blood poisoning from an ill-fitting ankle brace.' "People would want to feel of him, because they thought he was on stilts, and you couldn't blame them," Hughes said. "Some people were scared of him. I remember one incident, Bob and I went to a picture show. . . . Two women I Floyd schools' Ray Associated Press PRESTONSBURG, Ky. - Long-;t time Floyd County school board n member Ray "Shag" Campbell died Z Saturday of an apparent heart at- ; tack. He was 73. Campbell, chairman of the Floyd County board, was to face a removal hearing before the state school board next month. Helwas charged with official misconduct for signing school-construction contracts on a classroom addition at Betsy Layne Elementary without approval of the full board. On" Feb. 22, Campbell told the state Board for Elementary and Secondary Education that he believed he had the Floyd school board's au STAFF PHOTO BY BYRON CRAWFORD man just wanted the other folks Waide Hughes' late wife, Zelleen, who was 5 feet 7 inches tall, stood beside Robert Wadlow in Somerset in 1936. Wadlow, who held the Hugheses' son, David Waide, was 8-8 at the time. He was 8-11 when he died. fainted, and a man did something you couldn't print in the newspaper. When he'd go to the hotel Beecher down here, they had to put three beds together, and he'd have to sleep across them. Life, to him, was hard." Hughes, now 82, remembers Wadlow as a pleasant and exceptionally bright young man who wanted more than anything to be like other people. He said that Wadlow stopped in Somerset twice for personal visits, in 1938 and then in 1940, not long before he died. Wadlow loved to play Chinese checkers and was good at the game, Hughes said. He never talked much in public and never ate as much as he wanted because of digestive difficulties. He always had problems with his ankles, because of his weight which often was near 500 pounds. 'i tried to treat him like I thought he wanted to be treated. I think that's the reason why he liked me," Hughes explained. "He was from Alton, 111. (Where his father, whose height was 5 feet 11 inches, was later mayor). Bob made quite a lot of money, and he had a shoe store or two, I think. He knew how to handle business, and he had a good education." Wadlow gave Hughes his left shoe (a Corbin shoe dealer got the right one) in 1937, after he got a new pair from the Peters Shoe Co. The shoe which Hughes always thought was a size 26 but which the Guinness book lists as a 37 is 18 inches long. "I haven't polished it in years," Hughes said. Campbell dies thority to hire an architect and construction manager for the project. Campbell, who had had a heart attack in 1976, was hospitalized soon after that meeting. He died at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. "There's no doubt in my mind they cost him two or three years of his life with all this aggravation," said French Campbell, Ray Campbell's brother. Removal hearings for Campbell and another board member, Tommy Boyd, were scheduled for April 6. Boyd suffered an aneurysm last year and hasn't attended meetings. 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