The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 3, 1952 · Page 8
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PAGES— THE BAYTOWN SUN. TUESDAY/JUNE 3. 1952 Blind Man Builds TV Unit .Handicap Can't Stop Young Inventor By HARMAN W. NICHOLS is well versed in automotive en- WASHINGTON, June 3 (IPs— About gine repair, and as a hobby in his the time the infant television off hours he dabbles in sound re- reached the age of reason, some cording. people began to protest that ama- He lives with his father and tur, or ham, radio operators were brother in Washington and as his lousing up TV" reception. dad puts it: Irvin Hershowitz, a local barn, ..j^ can do any thing. When we decided he would make a switch. want anv thing fixed around the So he hand-built his own television h e - call on j^ whether it's set. It works line. . ^ e stove, the refrigerator, or the Thai would not be so unusual ex- broken leg of a camp chair." cept for the fact that Irv has been The young man holds a patent blind since birth — 28 years ago. £ or an electric circuit heater he He went about his job as any bmlt for use by the blind. other person would. The parts he Not too long ago he made news could not make, he bought. But when ne rece ived a bonus at Bol- he did all of the wire-windings and ^ f or devising a better way to *1 t t connecting with his sensitive hands, re . w i re blown out fuses at the tele- with no help from outside. phone exchange. His method sim- in Irv, is, fact, an amazin the base, is "Ace," dog. a seeing eye . . plifies the performance and makes young man all the way around. He ^55^ an operation delicate enough is a central office telephone re- to ^ t ^ e normal vision and pa- pairman at Boiling Air Force Base ti ence O f the keen-eyed, here. His constant companion around He is what they call a troubleshooter on the automatic dial equipment, which is complicated even for a person with two good eyes. Irv carries a braille- hand book j of instructions, but he is so deft ' with his fingers that seldom does i he have to refer to it. i "With'training and a humane op- ' portunity to make good." he says, "any average blind person can. become a competent workman." He entered government service with a self-imposed condition that he be allowed to resign or get fired if he didn't prove he was worth his salt. No such drastic measures have been necessary. - Before he entered the telephone "field several years ago he served *a long period as a general me- 'chanics helper and radio repairman at Boiling. Jt He is proud of the fact that on occasion he was allowed to repair "radios for the late Air Force Chief rof Staff Gen. H. H. Arnold. ^ He is a member of the Washing^ton Radio Club and holds an ^amateur radio license. He built and "operates his own ham station, a thousand-watt 'transreceiver. The fellow has talent galore. He V 5 >£ \ <*\ FRANK VOSS of the Corps of Engineers, U. S. government, prepares to drop a metal "fish" Into raging flood waters beneath the bridge that connects Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs/la, A container in the device will'."fill'with water, whose sediment content will be analyzed Sn an effort to determine proper construction materials to use in building dikes against future floods. Water can be seen surging against a newly-constructed flood levee before Omaha. (International) SLEEP COOL! 'Z&'^'-JiLm':-^?''-'' fedders AIR CONDITIONERS 325 E. Texas Ave. TONGUE LASHING is administered by Municipal Judge Byron J. Walter of Los Angeles to red-haired strip-teaser Betty "Ban of Fire" Rowland as he sentences her to Jan Vinar Ervin Slunk NAMED IN HITHERTO secret Senate testimony as leaders in a Czecho- 120 days in jail for presenting an ; slovakiagl espionage ring- in the U. S. are Jan Vinar, former first sec- retary ~ t the c^ch embassy in Washington, and Ervin Munk, former* head of the Czech consulate in New York. The testimony was released by Senator Pat McCarran (D), Nevada, who urged State and Justice departments to take'prompt action to oust alfen agents operating under the cloak of diplomatic immunity. According- to the Czech embassy, Vinar returned to Prague three months ago and has been replaced, indecent performance. The judge ripped away her defense that ner performance was "art" and charged her and theater manager Maurice Rosen, also sentenced to 120 days, with pandering to the sexual appetites of , • Munk name d as Vinar's predecessor, reportedly now is a street sweepef .International) in - prague> havin& falleii taio disfavor . scum." 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