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July 16, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 6

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»A--July 16, 1972 ^unday HADLEY Unique School for Blind Invalidates Old Cliche .The curriculum includes courses from spelling to classical Hebrew, amateur radio to computer .programming. It is a school for sightless people' and it invalidates the cliche that the blind leading the blind is futile. By Joseph R. WINNETKA, III. chard Kinney several books, has but Tybor (lecturer, educator and poet, wi -- Ri- serving as executive director o f ' composed he can't write his name. He'-s met numerous world leaders, but he's never seen them. He has an 8-year-old son, but he's never heard him. Kinney, 48, a widower, had been deaf and blind since boyhood. As a teenager he remembers weaving pot holders for 25 cents each in East Sparta, 'bhio, futile years in high school and a small magazine supscription service the Hadley School for the Blind --the only school of its kind, which Kinney credits for helping him rediscover the world. First called by its founder the University of Courage, the Hadley School, like Kinney and many of its students, invalidates the cliche that the blind leading the blind is futile. More than half of its 60 teachers are sightless and, including Kinney, two can neither hear nor see. The school started humbly operated out of his home. I with a basic braille course TODAY HE IS a worldwide I taught out of the living room of the world's finest multi-band radio ...powered to tune in the world! world famous Royal D7000Y TRANS OCEANIC' solid-state portable radio featuring 11 wave bands Tho quality goes in 'belore the name goes on* THE LEADER IN QUALITY Super- Sensitive reception of International Short Wave and Amateur Broadcasts, Marine and Weather Reports, FM and Standard AM Broadcasts, Lo~hg Wave FAA Weather Navigation, VHP Weather Band, plus New "Tunable" Weather Band. SUPER PERFORMANCE FEATURES · Built-in AC Power Supply for either 115V or 230V AC power · Provision for Private Listening · "Norm-Sharp" I.F. Switch · Tuning and Battery Level Meter · WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL · FASTEST WARRANTY SERVICE · FINANCING AVAILABLE · LOWEST PRICES IN KANAWHA CO. TV APPLIANCES 5053 W. WASH. ST. (MOSS IM» Phone 776-1861 i Hi K U H U S ' Mi/ ' " L « ' \ GOV. RICHARD OGILVIE, RIGHT, 'TALKS' TO EDUCATOR Blind, Deaf Richard Kinney 'Listens' Through Machine a Chicago high school teacher Miss Hattendorf is among the strophe it seems. And this who lost his sight after more majority of Hadley's teachers what we try to tell our begin- than 3 years in the classroom.'who work out of their homes ning students," he said. It now works out of a modern, across the country and in eight '" *-··«--^ "-. two-story brick building--built foreign offices, linked to the with donations in 1958--that in- i administrative hub of Hadley at eludes one of the Midwest's jWinnetka through the mails. largest braille libraries; two re-j A sample of other courses cording studios with the latestjincludes braille music apprecia- electronic equipment for putting|tion, insurance principles, sales- books sette; record, tape or cas-imanship and a study i facilities for Iran-human eye--the only scribing type and longhand into braille and duplicating braille copies. Its curriculum has grown to include more than 100 courses in :he academic, vocational and rehabilitative a r e a s . These [range from elementary spelling to classicial Hebrew, amateur radio ming. to computer program- About 2.200 students currently are enrolled from 40 states and 61 countries. But none of them attend classes or pay a penny. Hadley is the only correspondence school for the blind in the world and tuition is free. Willam A. Hadley, a life-long teacher, founded the school after he lost his sight through influenza at the age of 5fi. Wei- fare workers suggested he take up broom making, but a friend had a better idea. Why not continue to teach? The blind. By mail. Today, more than 100 students are taking courses for high school credit and about 50 are enrolled on the college level through a program coordinated with several universities. The rest of the students are enrolled for noncredit in courses such as one taught by Janice JlHattendorf, a blind housewife in ||Port Wayne, Ind. Her home management course includes a chapter entitled "Cooking Without Looking" and contains other hints for the blind homemaker. also available to sighted students. "Right now, our accent is on the vocational side," said Kinney, the blind and deaf author- computer programming December 1970 and in course it's so popular we cannot handle the backlog of students." Kinney answered questions put to him through an interpreter who tapped out the silent sign language of the deaf in the palm of his hand. He spoke loud and clearly. "Money is the equalizing factor for the handicapped person just as it is for everyone else," Kinney said. "We want to train people and help them get jobs. Gone are the days when the blind just sat in a rocker, listened to the radio and expected to be taken care of." "Kinney should know. He became blind at age 7 and deaf at 15, both through illness. "When a person can't see, of course, his world becomes much smaller," Kinney said, "but he can still reach dut for blocks- for the sounds he hears. But when I became deaf, the world ihrank down to the length of my arm--to only those things which I could touch, "I had to learn that the mind is free. That through it, no matter what a person's physical condition, the world is limitless. "Blindness, or deafness, for that matter, is not the cata- PERSONAL APPEARANCE BY FORMER CHARLESTONIAN JAMES DAVID BARBER AUTHOR OF "THE PRESIDENTIAL CHARACTER" «· MONDAY, JULY 17 11:OOA.M.-1:OOP.M. A surprising discovery emerged from Barber's study: The presidents fall consistently into four major character types. One of these and only one, makes an effective President of the United States. Only three presidents in the 20th Century have been of this type. How to recognize the four presidential types and how to predict performance based an each of them, is shown in "THE PRESIDENTIAL CHARACTER." 10.00 BOOK SHOP--Fifth Floor After a difficult time adjusting to his handicaps, Kinney finished high school by taking supplemental courses from Hadley. He entered Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, in 1951 and was graduated summa cum of the laude three years later. He recourse ceived his doctorate in humanities from the same school 1966. Monongalia Land Ads Investigated MORGANTOWN, W. Va.-(AP) -- Monongalia County Pros. Atty. Joseph A. Laurita Jr. Saturdaj said an investigation by his office indicates recreational lam sales advertisements by a Perm sylvania firm may be in violation of West Virginia law. Laurita said a c h e c k of media ads placed on behalf of Recreational Land and L a k e s of Pittsburgh contain statements that are "close to being deceptive and may even, in fact, be deceptive." The advertisements offer myriad recreational facilities at a 5,000 acre tract near Big Bear Lake in Preston County. S u c h .hings as a swimming pool, ten nis courts, ski courses, riding Lrails, archery ranges and miniature golf are promoted in the ads aimed at prospective campsite buyers. 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