The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 13, 1955
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tAGITWO BLYTHETTLLI (ARK.) COURIER NEWI WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1955 Blinking Lights Teach Deaf How to Talk Br BBX STANLEY NBA IfMlftl CwmyMrint PHOENIX, Aril. — (NBA) .— An electronic device that looks like the Scoreboard of a pintail machine is teaching prt-fchool deaf children how to talk. The device, with its vertical row ot fltshtnt lights, was Invented and la being used by the Arliona Crippled Children's Society In » amall school for deaf youngsters tore. In leaf than a year, 10 children — slmcst totally deaf since birth or by early dltease — have b**n • taught surprisingly normal ape«ch. . When they came to the school, they were unable to Ulk beyond a few harsh phrases or throaty mutters, because they always have lived in a silent, wordless world. They were youngsters like six- year-old Joyce Johnson, who ipolu and understood only It words when she began watching the colored, winking lights. Now Joyce knows *00 words and can speak In the pleasant, rhythmic voice of a normal child . • • • "•he's *n* e< Jhe family now, and we often forget she's deaf," aays Joyce's mother. Parents of the other children report similar happy change I, accomplished through the unique gadget that medical experts call "a real milestone la therapy for the deaf." Like her schoolmates, Joyce sits •ach day with an Instructor in front of the device. The nine lights are connected through an amplifier to a microphone. First, the In- WHILE INVENTOR Georre I.. Campbell watchen, Mark Oroutt 5H, practices a word-phrase on electronic speech Indicator at I'hoe- ,nl* school for deaf youngiters. Instructor Is Mr». Grace Covey. Machine tsujtht Mark to s«r 1M words s year. crophone tries to Imitate the pattern In her own voice. "Where is the sheep?" the Instructor may »sk. Joyce smiles Joyce watches, then with the ml-land picks out the sheep from a structor speaks a word or simple phrase. Each tons and Inflection flashes up and down the row of lights — a visual pattern of words. group of toy anlmali. "Her* is the alieep," she replies. Her words are confident and clear. "To the youngsters It becomes a fascinating game," say the Instructors. "They repeat words arid phrases until the light patterns are perfect. And they remember the patterns, too." The children remember more than the visual patterns. According to Dr. A. B. Cruthlrds, consulting otologist for the school, "they are able to associate the lights with the feeling .of words, Inflections, and vocal modulations — In their throats, vocal cords, and at their lips. Gradually, clear speech becomes a habit." If the youngster (like Joyce) has some ability to hear, loud-volume earphones carry the vol« of the Instructor, too. But-sound alone Is fuzzy and hard to understand for the children .The changing pattern of lights remains sharp and distinct" Inventor of the "blinker," as the children have named It,' is Society executive Qcorge L. Campbell. .He worked a month with an electronics engineer, developing and build- Ing the device. The original blinker cost I30Q to build. Campbell believes additional models, on an assembly-line basis, would cost far less. But he won't turn the device Into profitable production . "It belongs to all deaf people, young and old," he says. "We'll be glad to send the plans to schools for the deaf, anywhere" . Building Permits and Real Estate Transfers The following building permits have been issued in the office of ttit City engineer, A. L, Wood: Charles K. Crews, 1010 McHaney, J-room and bath addition, .1,900; Benard X. Leawell, 10M McHa- Bey, 1-room frame addition, WOO; Alferd Knight, 1116 Franklin, 1- room addition, 1600; Parr and Allen, 1M W. Missouri, frame and (tone residence, 110,000; H. B. Wright, 1013 Hardln, 8- room frame residence. a»,000; X. B. Wright, 1001 Hardln, B-room and bath frame residence, K.OOO; Charles Alford, 304 Franklin, 5- room and bath residence, 93,000; J. D. Blaokard, 701 I. Rose, front porch, fido; C. E. Nabers, 1008 8. Lake, 4-roocn and bath frame residence, $2,000; James White, 8U McHaney, 4- room Masonic Hall, 15,000. Real estate transfers; Joe T. Cagle to Olaudle M. Cagle, Jl and agreement, lot 2 Bnder's 2nd add. and lot 1 ond I 24 feet of lot 2, block H, Richards add.; Harold and Marie Wright to o. E. and Mary Ruth ChlMers, 110 and other considerations, lot 2, block 1, Wright 2nd Add.; Hansford and Blllye Sue Clare to Homer A. Smith Jr.. »10 nnd other considerations, lot 1, block I, Williams Lee Walker 2nd Add,; Claude and Terrla Barnes to Delmar and Francis Wilson, $1,000; tract 80 by 140 feet in 17-16-8E; Delmar and Frnncla Wllflon to 8. u. and Dorrls Wilson Jr., W60, SWW In 17-U-8E; H. W. and Olive Bradcn to Estclle Holberton. W.335, one acre In NE'i of 33-I5N-8E; Dolores Stonem Roche, Avalon Stonem Tuberville, Hownrd and Ruth Stonem to Vettrus Davidson. »10 and other considerations, lot 3, block 3. Chicago Mill and Lumber Co. 3rd Add., lot «, block 14, Dugg Add.; H. C, and Rosa Bell Weathers Si. and H. C. and Ocwcnlth Weathers Jr. to Bill and Lois Crosskno, $10 and other considerations, all of S'/.-SW!i-2!-14N-10E; Hays nnd Emily Sullivan to Bill and Lois Crosskno, $10 and other considerations, N14 - SW/4-21-14N- 10E; St. Franclj Levee District to City of Blythevllle. $1, E-225 of lot 43 of Pride and Gateway Subd.; Russell and Marguerite Mnrr to Charles and Bonnie Shcppard. $10 and other consideration*!, lot 3, block 1, K. O. Adams Subd.; Lnwyer and Henrietta Danger- Held to Walter Anderson, $1, S'A of lot 12, block 1(1, Davis Add.; Walter and LulR Anderson to K. H. nnd Helen R. Nunn, SK, of lot 12, block 1(1, Davis Add.; J. . Adklsson to Heard L. Wylle, $3,800, part of lot 2, 7-16N-13E St. Francis Levee District to Jun- lus and Roberta Bnead, fl.W, lot 33, Larry Sth Add.; Burks and Ola Baker to Willie For Expert Plumbing Repair PH. 3-6175 W* repair • Leak)' Faucets • Running Cloned • Burst Pipes • Water Pumps Charles J. Duncan Master Plumber Flumbinr * Heating WHIN YOU CAN FIND THI RIGHT USED CAR OR TRUCK AT THI RIGHT PRICE RIGHT AT YOUR fC Wide Selection All Makes All Models ,\k Best Values ' |V in Town \t/ Lowest *** Possible Terms USED CAR and TRUCK DEALER'S^ ADD Beater/ PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY •roadway fc Chickaiawba Phone 3-4453 —If Yoti'rt Intoreittd in an A-1 Utod Car—Bo Siiro to Sot Your Ford Dialer V.O.A.IS C. and Clara Robertson, $10 and other considerations, lot 2, block 4, Highland Place Add.; St. Francis Levee District to M. J. McCann, M.1&, lot 8-SW(4- NWi4-»l-15N-»E; St. Francis Levee District to Mrs. Oeorge Collins, 113.11, lot 7, Larry 5th Add. Read Courier News Classified Ad«. 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