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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 13, 1967
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Blythevffle (Art.) Courier News — Monday, March 13, 1967 — Page Seve* Speech Mobile: Answer To Therapist's Prayer By 0. J. Drott S(aff Writer Educators consider 100 students an optimum maximum case load for a speech therapist lo handle. The intensely dedicated and very atlractive Sue Sidles, the only such Iherapist at present in the city school district and wife of Airman 2.C. ,__ Sfephen F. Sidles of Blytheville S5,£, AFB, is trying to cope with gtj almost three times the maximum load, 275 children from the six 'elementary schools and the junior high. Ideally, each school should have its own therapist. Nothing wrong with ideals. In practice, [hough, it is a different matter, fgs-g: Public schools are notorious for fi«™§v being chronically short of ade- ttiSSfi quate funds, and, moreover, competent therapists are hard to find,. . Until November, the therapist had to go from school to school, iinpreyising as best she could With available facilities in each building. In the schools there was noise and distraction and lack of privacy, the last of which tended to intensify any feelings of self - consciousness or inferiority a child might have. But near Thanksgiving, a speech mobile was put into operation. Casting about for a solution to the problems of satisfactory speech therapy, the instructor , who preceded Mrs. Sidles borrowed the mobile classroom idea from Palm Beach, Fia., and suggested its adoption to the school board. .The speech mobile is a Dodge van-type truck converted for use as a portable classroom. It is air - conditioned and heated (using electrical power obtained by cable from the school adjacent to which" the van is parked) and has drapes to provide privacy. It is crarfiped, certainly, but since the average class consists of from six to eight children, there is room enough for reasonable comfort. L. D. Harris, superintendent of instruction for the district, estimates the total cost of the van after conversion at $3,000, and the unit presently has Blightly over 1,200 miles on it. Classes are rather short, last- hg about 15 minutes. Students from the fourth through sjxth grades have class twice a week because, as Mrs. Sidles explains, it is harder to change the speech patterns of the older children. The first through third grades have class once weekly. * * * There are over two million school children in the nation with speech problems, accord- Jng to Mrs. Sidles, and these comprise the largest bloc of nandicapped in the schools. yilLUUaUptU in LUC o^nui/iiJ- j ukniu.1 ^in.uv ».»». The delineation of defective! One of the overmastering ob- speech is a complex science. I jectives of the thereapist is to rr |||fl|l|||l|S| ii^teS^MIillsiii CROWDED BUT CQMFORTABLE — Although close quarters, the Blytheville school system speechrnobile has room enough to accommodate the instructor and' her small classes, the unit draws electrical current by cable from the school where it is parked and has both air conditioning and heating. It was converted from a van-type truck and is painted the traditional school bus colors of dark yellow with black lettering. (Courier News Photo) the impairment so obvious as to cause curiosity among the other children? Defects may be classified according to cause: organic or physical; or functional, thai is, caused by emolional or environment problems. Defects may be classified through identification of the particular impairment involved: 1) Articulalion. Some 85 percent of children wilh.speech difficulties come into this category. Articulalion deficiences may be characterized by addition or ommission of sound, or d i s I o r t i o n or substitution of sound; 2) Language or speech retard- tion; 3) Voice, which includes pitch, volume, quality and rate; 4) Stuttering, usually caused by emotional problems; 5) Impairment induced by physical condition, such as cleft palale. * * * The criteria for determining the extent of the speech problem are several: Does it interfere with the child's social adjustment Is Ihe child npl understood when he speaks? Is stanch the problem while the child is still very young. Speech patterns are firmly imbedded by the age of eight,, says Mrs. Sidles, and children usually readjust only with great difficulty after they ha : ve passed the fourth grade. Few "speech problems are physical, according to Mrs. Sidles, and rather unexpectedly, speech defects can often gestate reading deficiencies affecling Ihe child's study performance. A child with a serious speech problem, although perhaps of normal intelligence, will often be a slow learner. Because of the nature of the problem, therapists rely heavily on "game or play" sludy, using pictures to help the child identify sounds. The defect is a- proached indirectly, very gradually and subtleiy working toward Ihe core of Ihe difficulty. Speech correction classes are not graded as are ordinary study classes, nor is success measured by the n u m b e r of' children discharged from therapy. Rather, success is gauged by Ihe amount of noticeable im- provement in Ihe speech of Ihe child. . ' . There is no sligma attendant upon the need for speech Iher- apy, says Mrs. Sidles, although she does get inquiries from parents who are unfamiliar with the program and were not aware their child had a diffi- OBITUARY • E. F. Richardson Edward Floyd Richardson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Richardson, formerly of Blylhe- ville, now of Petaluma, Calif., died Friday in San Francisco. He was five weeks old. In addilion to his parents he leaves a brolher, Bobby Richardson Jr. of Ihe home; A sister, Mary Richardson, also of the home; And his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ash, both of Blytheville. Services will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Cobb Funeral Home chapel with Rev. T. G. Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bates Mrs. Nellie Bates, 64, a resident of Blytheville for over 50 years, died Saturday morning al her home on the Air Base Highway. Services were 2 p.m. yesterday, from the 0 o s n e 11 First Baptist Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Howard Funeral Service in charge. Survivors are her husband, Lon Bates of Blytheville; One son, Joe Bates of Midland, Tek.; One daughter, Mfs. Bfenda Hoppers of Mobile, Ala.; Two brother*, Rub* BeVl <rf Blythevlll* aiid Portli Bevill of Minneapolis, Minn.) Two sister*. Mrs. May sill Hawkini d Btythtvlll* «d Mri. VIET NAM (Continued from Page One) sives, struck suspected Viet Cong concentration sites in the south with three raids Sunday and Monday. Three or four raids a day has become normal for the big bombers from Guam, but this could easily be increased by using thai bases. Thai Premier Thanom Kitti- kachorn told a news conference in Bangkok today that in principle, his government has no objection lo the B52's operating from Thai bases. But he sajd negotiations are continuing with the United States. The heaviest concentraliftn of ground fighting inv&lving Americans took place hi Rontum Province in the central highlands. In a. series of actions Sunday five Americans were killed, 56 were wounded and five were missing. U.S. 4th Infantry Division troops, were reported today pursuing possibly 1,000 Reds with whom they had fought a Series of skirmishes over a period of 18 hours, the U.S. infan- Irynien have found 29 dead North Vietnamese soldiers and uncovered a large base camp defended by 35 bunkers. Throughout the night flare- ships lit the jungle battlefield and helicopter gunships ripped the Communist escape routes. South Vietnamese military authorities reported almost a dozen heavy guerrilla attacks oh relatively "small outposts Sunday and Monday. In one of these, a U.S. adviser was killed. In several of these attacks local militia platoons were badly mauled but the guerrillas did not appear to have overrun the posts. The heavy but scattered ground fighting hi the South was reflected "in air support missions. The spokesman said tha U.S. pilots flew 575 individua strikes in the South Sunday, exactly matching the previous record set last Feb. 22. cully. * * * School authorities are well pleased with the success of the speech mobile to date. Harris said the district hopes to add at leasl two more therapists and units to the program,' if fun^s can be found. Speech training, such as is being done in Blytheville, is part of a federal program and is eligible for some assistance from that quarter. Children have been highly responsive to Ihe therapy, partly, no doubt, because of the novelty of going lo class in a Iruck. Mrs. Sidles received her B. S. degree in speech Iherapy from the University of Nebraska and has a minor in history and English. She is now in her third year of teaching. Her first year she taught in Omaha and her second year in Cheyenne, Wy. She is a native of Iowa City, Iowa. Her husband is an accountant. Etta Powers of Como, Tenn.; And Iwo grandchildren. Leo A. Flagg Leo Archie Flagg, 62, a lifelong resident of Manila, died suddenly at his home Thursday. He was a retired furniture retailer. Services were 2:30 pm. from Cajvary Baptist Church at Manila. Burial was in Manila Cemetery, Howard Funeral Service in charge. He leaves his wife, Lula Belle Flagg of Manila: One son, Jerry Flagg of Fullerton, Calif.; Two daughters, Mrs. Betly Storey and Miss Ora Dee Flagg, both of Manila; Three brothers, J. Flagg of Poplar Bluff, Frank Flagg of Manila and Bud Flagg of Biy- Iheville; Two sisters, Mrs. Goldie McCann of Des Arc, Ark., and Mrs. Minnie Basselt of Manila; And six grandchildren. Mrs. Inman Mrs. Lyda Passmore Inman of Cleveland, Miss., mother of Mrs. Fern Peery of BlyHieville, died last Monday morning at the age of 89. Services were Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Memphis Funeral Home, Rev. Macklyn Hubbell of the First Baptist Church, Cleveland, officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park in Mem P She was born In Humboldt, Tenn., and had been a resident of Cleveland Since 1950. In addition to Mr*. Peery, ih« leaves two sons, Meal Passmor* tt Ctovtiand and 1. 1. Paumora of Caldwell, Idaho; Another daughter, Mrs. Frances Robertson of Germantown, "enn.; A sister, Mrs. Margaret Herndon of Memphis; Eight grandchildren and two great • grandchildren. CITY Earlie Vance Mrs. Earlie Vance, mother of James Vance of Blytheville, died Saturday morning at Colins Chapel Hospital in Mem- jhis. Services will be Tuesday :rom Harris Memorial C.M.E. Church in Memphis. The body will lie in slate from 7 to 10 a.m. at the church. She leaves another son, Elder Walter Vance of Jackson, Tenn. Two daughters, Mrs. Rosetta Smith and Mrs. Valcenie Bramlett, both of Memphis; And a sister, Mrs. Mary Moore of Memphis. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Memphis, Elder S. George and Rev. C. Allen officiating. Williams Funeral Home of Memphis is in charge. (Continued from Page One) Chamber of Commerce and Drainage District 17 if requested. He anticipates meeting with op executives Of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to explore what is available in regards to federal assislance to the city. The mayor and his party departed from Memphis early Sunday morning and will return to Blytheville Wednesday. The regular cily council meeting has been postponed until-Tuesday, March 21. Vice - .President Hubert H. Humphrey is to attend the conference, as is Sargeant Shriver, director of the "War on Poverty," members of the President's cabinet, several Senators, including (Ted) Kennedy and other prominent congressional and Federal officials. According to the N.L.C., over half the members of Congress have accepted invitations to the receation scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday night. This will be the last major function of the conference. Luxora NSC Gives Report The Luxors Neighborhood Ser vice Center submits the follow ing reporl for the month of Feb ruary: With the help of a local doc tor and an ambulance a patien was taken lo a hospilal in Mem phis; Two persons were taken to th nursing home in Osceola; One person was given help t receive medicine, Iwo were help ed to receive food stamps, thre young mothers were helped wil family planning and three per sons were placed in jobs; Clothing and bed linen wer oblained for a farm family o 10; Several young girls were help ed with cosmetic and instruc lion in personal care. The heallh nurse gives vac cinations in Ihe center evei third Wednesday of Ihe monll A three-week course in horn economics wae recently con ducted in the center by Mr Callie B. Perry and Mrs. Bell Phillips. LBJ Urges Social Security Support WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres- Idenl Johnson is urging support of his proposals to liberalize Social Security old age benefits so that "1.4 million citizens will be lifted out of poverty in 1968." The President ha.'i proposed a 20 per cent over-all increase in the payments to provide at least $150 per couple per month for persons in retirement and flOO for single persons with at least 25 years of coverage iiiiiiiii[iii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimii[[iiiiiiii]iiiiiiiiii[ii!ra«iii[i!i»iwi Services By Daily Record Weothtr U. S. Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Keiser, Ark. Summer-like weather came to rkansas over the weekend and lore seems to be no immediate rospect of it leaving. The main 'eather activity is over the 'estern mountains where hea- y snow is piling up. Low pres- ure is expected to organize reakly east of the Rockies to- lorrow and this offers the main liance of cooler weather after mid week. Scattered thundershowers de- eloped in western Arkansas urittg the early morning hours •lit rainfall amounts were of .tile benefit as Fort Smith re- orded only .03 of an, inch and Izarks .10. The main shower ac- ivily is expected to be in north Arkansas for the next several lights. Yesterday's highs were un- ieasonably war min the mid 80s o low 90s, overnight lows in he 60s were some 20 degrees above normal. Warm temperatures and brisk vinds will result in good drying conditions. An increasing tempo if land preparation wll be pos- iible in eastern Arkansas Tuesday and Wednesday. Small grains will respond to he warmlh with accelerated growth. The five-day otulook, 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. next Sunday, calls for temperatures to ave- age near normal. Turning :ooler after mid week. Normal u'ghs 59 to 68 south. Normal ows 38 north to 46 south. Precipitation will average about One-quarter to three-quarters of an inch occurring mainly about he middle of the week and again about the weekend. Saturday's high 80 Sunday's low—60 Yesterday's high—83 Overnight low—62 Weekend precipitation—n6ne Precipitation Jan. 1 t<j date"—6.5' Sunset today—fl :06 Sunrise tomorrow—6:13 This rjatn H Year ABO Yesterday's nigh—73 Overnight low—55 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—IMS Markets Open High Law Last Chicago Wheat Chicago Soybeans 'exas GS 99' :iirysler 38'/i RCA 49% AT&T 6114 Dow 71 :crox 265 3M ... : 73% an Amer 69Vz 49'/ 8 58 13% 60'A 9'/4 50 27V4 Gen. Electric 907s Beth. Sleel 35^ IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY,ARKANSAS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORT GAGE ASSOCIATION, et al Plaintiffs vs. No. 17044 HERMAN SMITH, JR., et al Defendants. NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE Notice is heresy given tha pursuant to a Decree renderei by the Chancery Court for tin Chickasawba District of Missis sippi County, Arkansas, in cause wherein Federal Nation al Mortgage Association, et a Plaintiffs, and Herman Smith Jr., et al, Defendants, Cause No 17044 (said Decree being date February 27 1967). I, the undei signed, as Commissioner of said Court, will within lawful hours on the 14th day of April, 1967, offer for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder on a credit of three months, at the South front door of the Courthouse in Blytheville, Arkansas, the following described real property: Lot 9, Block B, of the J. F. ilar. day uly 176V4 179 177% 177% 179% IWA 175'/4 178 177'/a tar. lay 288 288% 279% 289 280% 288 288 Vz 279% 177% 179'/ 2 178ft 289'/£ 280% York Stocks tVestinghouse .. U. S. Steel ..... urlis Pub ..... J'omsal ........ American Motors Sears .......... 'arke Davis Reynolds Tob 40 Standard NJ 61% Holiday Inn 49% Ark-La 37'/i Ark-Mo 13 ft Divco-Wayne 3314 Cook Bill Cook Her© For Services Rev. Bill Cook, former Sleele and Blytheville (Trinity Baptist) pastor, is in BlytheviUe this week conducting services under the auspices of Mississippi County Union Mission. He'll be speaing at the Mission Monday, Tuesday. Thursday and Friday at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night at 7:30, he'll be at Armorel Baptist Church. Morning services will be held at the Mission through Saturday at 10 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Neal Suddard and James Fjlz are in charge of special music. : Smith Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, as shown by recorded plat thereof. The purchaser or purchasers at such sale will be required to execute Bond with approved surety to secure the payment of the purchase money. A Hen shall be retained upon said real property as additional security for the payment of the purchase money. All sales are subject to the approval of the Chancery Court, in the above Court and cause, before the sales become final. Dated the 10th day 6f March, 19,67. DONNA D1CICCO, Commissioner in Chancery Oscar Fendler, BlytheviUe, Arkansas Attorney for the Plaintiffs 3-13, 20, 27, 4-3 WJCHO JUw 5:3(1 SERENADE Marche Slave played by the Boston Pops Orchestra and Co- certo No. 12 in A featuring Dennis Matthews. 6:30 WHAT'S NEW National Parks. The Grand Te- lons in Wyoming; fur traders and trapping. 7:00 ALL ABOARD Turn Out the Light Mister Moon Man. Preschoolers learn aboul space. :30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS To Be Announced. 8:00 SHOWCASE To Be Announced. Presented in cooperation wilh Ihe Memphis Arts Council. 8:30 THE FRENCH CHEF French Tarl, Apple Style. Julia Child prepares pastry, the right way. 9:00 N.E.T. JOURNAL A Sense of Captivity. Life in a prison in Canada. * * * Tuesday afternoon 2:45 SOCIAL SECURITY IN AC- TJON Discussion. Federal benefits and the elder citizens. . : 3:00 CONGRESS OF STRINGS The Music of Dvorak. William Steinberg conducts the Serenade for Strings in E. Major. 4:0(1 WHAT'S NEW Living World. Murl Deusing explores the daily activities of spiders. 4:30 N.E.T. JOURNAL A Sense of Captivity. Life in a prison in Canada. 5:30 SERENADE Symphony No. 39 in E by Mozart, played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. FUNERAL HOME DIOKItT EDWARD FLOYD RICHARDSON, 2 p.m. Tuegdty, Oobb «hmp- SOT. * * * CHARLES KENNEDY, service* to be announced. GO CLASSIFIED B/yf/ievi'/fe Courier News

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