The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1955 · Page 2
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FAOTTWO BLTTIW1TLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER Xt, 19RB Polio Victim's Mission: 'Polio Living' •y DAVE HAAKE NEA Special Correspondtnt BLOOMINGTON, 111. — (NEA) — Ray Cheever's dream of giving fellow polio victims a morale booster once a month is close to reality, now that a preview issue of "Polio Living" is off the presses, It's a 16-page digest-size magazine "for polio patients by polio patient*," first of its kind in the medical field.. Cheever, a 28-year-old Bloomington polio victim, got the idea for it last year while a patient at Dwight Veterans Hospital at Dwight, 111. He hopes to launch his publication on a nationwide circulation basis soon, but right now, his first objective is to line up sufficient advertising to cover cost of publication. Each issue of ihe monthly magazine will be sent free to more than 25,000 surgeons, therapists, physicians and hospitals caring for polio patients. Such distribution, Cheever feels, eventually will get the magazine into the hands of most polio sufferers. Designed as a type of "mental therapy" for people with polio, the magazine will feature polio success stories, information on research and special equipment for patients and list job? open to people who have had polio. The magazine will feature the personal experience angle in its stories and articles. An endeavor will be made to enable polio patients to find strength and hope through such first-hand accounts, according to Cheever. With a few hundred dollars and a little more than a year's time in- vested In "Polio Living." Cheever is anxious to see his publication become a force for the benefit of polio patients. Profits from the magazine will be used to improve rehabilitation facilities for polio patients. Despite the fact that he is physically handicapped and unable to rise from a sitting position without help, Cheever lives a near normal life. Since his polio attack almost three years ago, he has concentrated on "doing what I can do and forgetting Ihe things I'm not physically able to do." AT HOME IN HIS WHEEL CHAIR, polio publisher Ray Cheever reads to his children, Rickey, 3, and Sheryl Lynn, 5. Cheever came to a Bloomington insurance firm in March, 1950, as a supervisor of advertising and sales promotion. A Navy veteran of 19 months, he had just finished a sales management course at North- wetsern University while holding down three jobs to support his wife and daughter, Sheryl Lynn. • • • He suffered a. near fatal attack of bulbar, spinal polio during the fall of 1952. Hospitalized for eight months, he spent six weeks in an iron lung and 14 weeks in a portable lung at St. Joseph's Hospital In Blomoington. Three months after he entered the hospital, his wife. Grace, gave birth to their son, Rickey. Late in her pregnancy, doctors performed an emergency tracheotomy on Cheever in an effort to keep an air passage open to his lungs. Paralyzed from the neck down, Kay lost most of the muscle control in his anus and legs. Thus far, his legs have regained more strength than his arms, which are fitill weak. Thankful that he's still alive, that he doesn't need a respirator and that no one else in his family contracted the disease, Ray hopes someday to be able to get rid of his wheel chair. Corrective surgery and several muscle transplants will be necessary before that can happen, however. Since last summer, when he came up with the idea for his magazine, he has been extremely busy He's gotten a great deal of help from friends, including other polio victims. A man with an almost endless chain of ideas, Cheever feels that "Polio Living" could lead him to other areas in the medical field where similar publications might be successful. District Fair Winners Heirloom ixhibit Outsanding Display—Mrs. Ann R- Smith. Ironstone Tureen—Mrs. Paul M. Wilson. 1. Royal Copenhagen relish dish- Mrs. Wilson, 2. Silver coin—Mrs. Wilson, 1. Boofc collection—Dr. C. F. Pitts, 1. Corded embroidery—Mrs, R. k. i Dedman, 1. j Milk glass bowl—Mrs. Smith, 1. j American beauty applique quilt-— i Mrs. Smith, 1. I China Doll — Mrs. Smith, 1. Nine patch quilt—Mrs. Smith, 2. Hand craded wool cover lid—Mrs. Smith, 2. Dew drop crystal glass — Mrs. Smith, 1. Currier and Ives print — Mrs. Smith, 2. Hand woven Persian lap robe — Mrs. Bennett, 1. Song book — Lee S. Hosp, 2. Muzzle loader gun, Lee S. Hosp, 3. Over and under muzzle loader, E. H. Brown, 1. Allen and Thurber Muzzle loader, E. H. Brown, 1. Allen and Thurber Muzzle loader pistol, E. H. Brown, 2. English pring "Earl of Derby's Stag Hounds", Mrs. E. H. Brown, 1. Dressmaker's Magic Scale—Mrs. A P. Burks. 2. Infant dress—Veatrice Lovelace, 1. Hand woven lace baby dress— Veatrice Lovelace, 2. Irish linen pan tloons—Veatrice Lovelace, 3. Hand loomed cotton counterpane —Mrs. Ray Hull, 1. Tiffany decanter, Mrs. Charlie Abbott, 1. Handicraft Any home made stool—Mrs. Lee Stiles, 1. Waste paper basket—Mrs, Leonard Smith, 1; Mrs. Stiles ,2. Lamp Shade (any kind) —Mrs. St.il es, 1. Trays < metal-etched)—Mrs. p. B. Jarrett, 1; Mrs. SyUa Hill, 2; Mrs. Lyman Henson. 3. , Shellcraft—Mary Lou Sanders, l; Mrs. .Stiles, 2; Mrs. Raleight Sylvester, 3. Planter—Mrs. Stiles, 1; Mrs. Lonzo Fleeinan, Manila, 2; Mrs. Idell Raper, 3. Bookends—Mrs. Raymond Scott, Manila, 1. Any plaques—Mrs. Smith. 1; Mrs. Earl Faulkner. 2; Mrs. Stiles, 3. 2; Mrs. Raper, 3. Lapel ornaments—Mrs. Henson, 1. Novelty corsage—Mrs. Stiles. 1; Mrs. Geogre Barham, 2; Mrs. Robert Bailey, 3. Ear screws — Mrs. Bennett, 1; Mrs. C. A. Moore, 2; Mrs. Henson, | 3. Rug and lamp shade ensemble— Mrs. Stiles, 2. Rugs (hooked) — Mrs. Glen Johnson, l; Mrs. Charles Staten, 2. Rugs (crocheted) — Mrs. R. L. Adkinson, 2. Quilts (appliqqued)—Mrs. Joe, l; Mrs. Adkinson, 2; Mrs. Smith, 3. Quilts (pieced)—Mrs. Jarrett, 1; Mrs. Bert Hardesty, 2: Mrs. Smith, 3. Figurines—Mrs. Peggy Braker, 1;, Mrs. Stanton Pepper, 2; Mrs. Rap-| er, 3. Copper ^pictures—Mrs. Stiles, l; Mrs. Henson, 2; Mrs. Adkinson, 3. Stencilled lunch cloth—Mrs. Henson, 2; Jance Cassidy, 3. j Any other article-stencilled—Mrs. i Stiles, 3. Huck woven article— Mrs. Otto Bradberry, Manila, 1; Mrs. R.. A. Copeland, Blytheville, 2; Mrs. R. L. Dedman, 3. Best leather article—Mrs. Bradberry, 1; Mrs. Allen Rushing, 2 and 3. Best wood furniture—C. A. Davie, 1; Henry McCann, 3. Beet wooden novelty—Veatrice Lovelace, 1; Mrs. Stiles, 3. Best craft article not mentioned— Ideli Raper, 1; Mrs. F. E. Howell, 2; Mrs. W. O- Anderson, 3. Hand-Made Picture ~ Veatrice Lovelace, 1; Mrs. R. L. Adksinson, 2; Mrs. Smith. 3. DeCoupage—Mrs. G. W. Edwards, 1; Mrs. Smith, 2; Mrs. Stiles, 3. Driftwood—Mrs. Smith, 1; Mrs. Stiles, 2. 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Edging and insertions—Mrs. She- Hon, 1; Mrs. Freeman, 2; Mrs. Henson. 3. Fashion accessories—Mrs. Moore, 1. Pot holders and hot plate mats— Mrs. H. L. Veasman, 1; Mrs. Moore, 2; Mrs. Wilma Tittle, 3. Doll clothes—Mrs. Walter Woods, 1. Ladies over 66—Mrs. N. J. Fort- , 1 MI* J. Not M k* JM«r*i !• NtttMttl DM- tMt. Nvgs— Mn. Bradtxriy, S. Afghan— M«. C«ry, 1. Child's Kt (« pieces)— Mri. Jim Stovall, 1. Stole— Mrs. Bradbury, 1; Mrs. Luther Bridge*, 2; Mr*. Stiles, 1. Novelty— Mrs. Burkl. !. House Slippers — Mrs. Moore, 1. H»t— Veatrice Loveless, 1; Mrs. Joe T. Parsons, 3; Mrs. Ira Koonce, 3. Bag— Mrs. Burks, 1; Mrs. Parsons, 3; Mrs. Pepper, I. Best centerpieces; -Mixed Flowers •^Mrs. Smith, 1; Mrs. Stiles 2; Mrs. Copeland, 3. • . . Mixed Flowers (Jr. Division) — Newcomers Club, Blytheville High School, 1. Vegetables— Mrs. Smith, 1; Mrs. Stiles, 2. * Frills-Mrs. Smith, 1; Mrs. Stiles, 2; High School Garden Club. 3. Fruit* and flowers combination — Mrs. Stiles, 1; Mrs. Smith, 2. 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