Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 6, 1957 · Page 30
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 30

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, June 6, 1957
Page 30
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Wheelchair Crusader Stays Cheerful Despite Hard Luck By GENE HANDSHAKER LOS ANGciLES y* -- A spunky little woman and her campaign in behalf of other handicapped have been temporarily sidetracked. Bui Gertrude Smith has so much cheerfuloss and drive, you decide after meeting her, nothing can keep her down very long. Now a divorcee of 50,. she used to be, she says, "high-powered Girl Friday type. 1 " . Then, at her office job nine years aso. her right leg started to drag. The impairment gradually grew worse; she began tripping and Etumblins over things. Finally she could lift neither leg. Doctors said she had multiple sclerosis, a disease that causes degeneration of nerve tissue and brings paralysis. She took to a wheelchair and gol aloru; on county I Bid. It wasn't a very cheerful ex-' Istence for a woman who had been eclive. "She joined the Itebounders. a club of 120 handicapped who help other afflicted, and found a need. Unnecessary Handicap Some mernbers said they liked to go hunting, fishing and travel- Ing but had found that many mo- lel doors weren't wide enough for their wheelchairs. Mrs. Smith launched a solitary campaign. She wrote a motel magazine suggesting that doors, to spare the knuckles of wheelchair uccupauus, Miuuld be at least 30 inches wide. Her letter, published, brought replies of commendation. Some motels wrote her that they could accommodate wheelchairs, othera said Uicy'd revise building plans to do so. Then she thought of a bigger idea: Why couldn't there be wheelchair ramps up Jibrary entrances? The branch library nearest her had two 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 I d n't supermarkets hare railing that would lift to admit wheelchairs? And wide, uncluttered aisles so wheeled shoppers could pick "out their own groceries? "And why couldn't theateri 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 $75 a month county assistance. ilrs. Smith had improved lo thtstantlr point :hc had discarded he; : full ol 'wheelchair and could set hesi: paign. about her house. She wisi A few days later the got i cisc: plst^ for her cam- 'new blow. "The doctors say I have tuberculosis," she said. "I've got to go to x FaniUrium for fix months or so. Another of those milestones in my life! Doggone it, the hard part will be to keep idle!" NEEDLESS OBSTACLE: Gertrude Smith, for making thlngi sailer on porioni In ittpl which prevent h«r from tntering Why not initall a r«mp, jhe »iks? . , who ilsrted ( c a m p a i g n whenlchalri, survoyi th« public library unasilited. UP Junior Old Timers Elect Cfiib Officers Union Pacific. Junior Old Timers club of La Salle elected officers at the La Salle Lions club hall. Ivan A. Sprcngcr of La Salic will serve at a turkey supper Saturday night as president. Other club officers are Bill Merritt, vice president; Fred Harris, secretary: George Dickman, treas^ urer; and Fred \V. Weigand Jr., board member. Auxiliary held election the same evening. Mrs. Fred W. Weigand Jr. of Greeley U president; Mrs. Ralph Long, vice president; Mrs. Fred Harris, secretary;. Mrs. George Dickman, treasurer; and Mrs. Bill Merrill, historian.- Members and friends are asked to collect comic books for the Ridge home. 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 stallation dinner dance. The au.\ ilary will have charge of a wed ding reception June 22. Member are to meet at the home of Mrs Merrill June 14 lo make arrange ments for this event. * R I C H - C O N ' S THE MONTH To.celebrate the 100th anniversary o.l one ol our ware Company, we . the dejleri hited below Values. naior suppliers. Richards and Conover Hard olfer you these outstanding Centennial. The New Cleriison "THRIFTEE" Full 16' cut Brand new econc model. Full Clemson quality. Lightweight, only : 24 Ibs. .Easy ad justment 7/16" to-2". Wear- resistant nylon bearings. 3-piece wood rollers. SAVE $1.16 . WROUGHT IRON MAILBOXES Regular $4.95 quality. Distinctive beauty in-black and brass. Oven-baked, satin black enamel-finish. .(rmxld M 52) $122! 20~6AL.* TRASH CAN A backyard beauty of feather-light polyethylene. Noiseless, durable, flexible. Won't break--bounces back hi shape from hard knocks. 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One expert estimated the federal spending budget would reach 575.300,000,000 in fiscal 1959, or 3^i billions more than President Eisenhower's 1958 prediction for tha year ahead. , The estimate came, from Dr. Gerhard Colm, chief economist for the National Planning Assn., who said it was prepared after "fullest cooperation of the Budget Bureau." He look sole responsibility for it, however. The figure was a shock w economy-minded lawmakers. For 1953, Colm forecast spending of $72,800,000,000, exactly a billion more than the Presidents estimate in his January budget message. He said he would raise his prediction lo 73W billions unless Congress passes a poslal rate increase bill. Edwin B. George, director of the economics department of Dun and Bradstreet,'said his own calculations on fiscal 1958 reached about the same conclusions as Colm. The economists also said thai they could see nothing at this time, in the five-year period ahead lo indicate any downturn in federal outlays. All members of the panel riled defense spending as the main reason for the slcady upward press'-ire on the federal -budget. At another hearing Tuesday, before a Senale Appropriations subcommittee, Asst. Secretary of Defense Wilfred J. McNeil confirmed the economists' views on that point. He said military spending for Ihe current fiscal year was running more lhan.two billion dollars above the original estimates, and that the tame treed was likely in 1958. Growing Project TATAMAGODCHE, N S. (fl The Nova Scotia festival of arts this year will run for four days, from Aug. 17 to 20, helping to boost the tourist attractions of the Northumberland shore area. In its I first appearance last year the show ran two days. Thursday. June 6. 1957 GREELEY TRIBUNE Pare 15 Now! The Perfect FATHER'S DAY and GRADUATION GIFT TRY THE AMAZIN6 NEW REMINGTON ROLLECTRIC SHAVES YOUR HIDDEN BEARD HERE'S YOUR HIDDEN BEARD-Whuk- ers grow in liny valleys. 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