Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 6, 1957 · Page 29
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 29

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, June 6, 1957
Page 29
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Wheelchair Crusader Stays Cheerful Despite Hard Luck i? GENE HANDSHAKIR LOS ANGLE5 w -- A spunky little woman and her campaign in behiU of other handicapped have bttn temporarily sidetracked. But Gertrude Smith hit 10 much cheerfuhu and drive, you decide after meeting her, nothing can keep her down very long. Now a divorcee of JO. ihe uied to be, »he says, "hish-powered Girl Friday type." Then, at her office job nine year« aco, her right leg itarted to drag. The Impairment gradually grew worse; the began flipping and itumblin; over things. Finally ihr could lift neither leg. Doctors said the had multiple iclerosit, a disease that causes degeneration of nerve tissue and brings paralysis. She took to a wheelchair and got along on county ·id. It wasn't a very cheerful existence for a woman who had been active. She joined the Rebounders, a club of 120 handicapped who help other afflicted, and found a teed. Unnecessary Handicap Some members said they liked lu go hunting, fishing and traveling but had found that many mold doors weren't wide enough for their wheelchairs. Mrs. Smith launched a solitary campaign. She wrote a motel mag- nine suggesting that doors, to tpare the knuckles of wheelchair oerupanu, ihuuld be at least 30 Inches wide. Her letter, published, brought replies of commendation. Some motels wrote her thit they could accommodate wheelchairs, others said they'd revise building plans to do so. Then she thought of a bigger idea: Why couldn't there be wheelchair ramps up Jibnry entrances? The branch library nearest her had tiro steep, concrete flights. And Mrs. Smith--like many wheelchair occupants, she says--loves to read. And how about ramps into university buildings so afflicted could take night courses? C o u l d n ' t supermarkets have railing thit would lift to admit wheelchairs? And wide, uncluttered aisles so wheeled shoppers could pick 'out their own groceries? "And why couldn't theaters pull out the back row of seats for wheelchairs?" she asked. She wrote to legislative bodies, building authorities and others, suggesting her ideas. "It all could be done easily," she smilingly told a reporter. "It's simply in the why-haven't-we- thought-of-it-realm." She was interviewed in the small, drab cottage she rented out of her J75 a month county assistance. Mrs. Smith had improved to the taatly about her house. She was point whjtre she bad discarded her full of eager plant for her cam whetlehalr --' --" -- ·--' NEEDLESS OBSTACLE: Ctrtrudi Smilh, who starltd a campaign for making things laslir en ptrsens In wheelchairs, surviys the, jttpt which privinl hir from entering a public library unasslsttd. Why not Install a ramp, sho asks? . A few diyi later she got a new blow. "The doctors say I have tuber cvlosls," she slid. "I've got to go la a sanitarium for six months or so. Another of those milestones in my life! Doggone It, the ban pan will be to keep idle!" UP Junior Old Timers Elect Club Officers Union Pacific, Junior Old Timers club of La Salle elected officers at the La Salle Lions -lub hall. Ivan A. Sprenger of La Salle will serve at a turkey supper Saturday nigbl as president. Other club officers are Bill Mer rill, vice president; Fred Harris secretary; George Dickman, treasurer; and Fred W. Weigand Jr., board member. Auxiliary held election the same evening. Mrs. Fred W. Weigand Jr. of Greeley is president; Mrs. Ralph Long, vice president; Mrs. Free Harris, secretary; Mrs. George Dickman, treasurer; and Mrs. Bill Merrill, historian.* Members and friends are aiked o collect comic books for the Ridge lome. The auxiliary is selling all- occasion cards as one of its fund raising projects. A joint board meeting was held Tuesday night in the carman's shack. Members discussed an in itallation dinner dance. The aux- liry will have charge of t wed ding reception June 77. 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The estimate came from Dr. Gerhard Colm, chid economist for the National Planning Assn.. who said it was prepared after "fullest cooperation of the Budget Bureau." He took sole responsibility for it, however. The figure was a shock to economy-minded lawmakers. For 19ii, Colm forecast spending of S72.SM.OOO.OOO, exactly a million more than the President's estimate in his January budget message. He said he would raise his prediction to 73 1 4 billions unless Congress passes a postal rate increase bill. Edwin B. George, director of the economics department of Pun and Bradstreet.' said his own calculations on fiscal 19M reached about the same conclusions as olm. The economists also said that hey could see nothing at this time n the five-year period ahead to ndicate any downturn ir. federal outlays. All members of the panel cited defense spending as the main reason for the steady upward pressure on the federal budget. 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