The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 6, 1971 · Page 17
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah · Page 17

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Pays Tribute to 1,600 Handicapped Employes HILL" AIR FORCE BASE-^ Ifcis is a spceaalxweek.for-some 2,800 personnel at ES1TAFB.- '•'•' The ; .employes,- represen ti n;g about 10 per cent of the civilian •workforce, are celebrating the 7 National ' 'Employ the Handicapped Week. Federal employers in the U.S. ..nave hired more than a quarter million handicapped persons since 1941, . During J 1970, the Air Force appointed- the ;. highest percentage, ^3.5$, of:; handicapped persons in the government. No special ceremonies or events will single, out , the handicapped during the week. But base personnel commended the handicapped, saving 'that there is no doubt that they work as efficiently, sometimes better, than" able-bodied workers/ Their attendance records compare favorably with others at the Utah base, showing stability on the job, officials said. ' Hill AFB also is proud of the continuing success of its program for placement of mentally retarded. At last count, some 50 persons are employed on the base as laborers, food ' service workers, janitors, warehouse helpers and other tasks. The secret of Hill AFB with handicapped personnel is "placing the right person on the right job." Ability -to vdo the work is t he keyword. Supervisors and co-workers have .provided whole-hearted support land extra 'effort to .make the (program' of hiring the handicapped successful. Dennis Thurgood of • Ogden hasn't let a- 50 per cent disability of his legs as a result of enemy action in the Vietnam war slow him down. He is fluid systems component .repairer, at the base. : He- gets around fine, and is an excellent worker, according toihis supervisors. ' Larry Smith ; of Ogden has limited use of hand and legs as a result, of .a mountain climbing accident when he was age 16. He walks with a "crutch and has had to leam to write with his left tiarid. He is a first-rate cost accountaint at the base and during ^his • off-duty time is working on a master's degree. Jerry Keogh is an accountant and whizzes around his office in a wheel chair. Polio slowed him down temporarily and since his bout with the disease, has received a college. degree, in addition to holding down a full- time'job at Hill AFB. He also lives in Ogden. Standard-Examiner, Wednesday, OcL 6, 1971 SB . ENVIRONMENT 71 ARADE OF HOMES AT THI MtADOiVS i 'October 5-17 '.dOU HAHRISftN HI VI 1 '•( 1)<,;>IN ADMISSION 1 i1 O() CHIlUHfN UNDIH I? H<H Incredible buys? You bet! During Penney Days great isn't good enough. Save 98c on 2 pair Reg. 3.49 • Polyester/cotton denim .jeans • Penn-Prest® for no ironing v Flare leg; double knee on sizes 6-12 • Popular fashion solids Husky sizes; Reg. 3.98, Now 2 for $7 Pre-school sizes 2-7. Reg. 2.98, Now 2 for $5 Sale price .thru Saturday Take 15% off every girls' coat in stock. 3 days only. A .great group of coats for big andnlittle girls. 'Rayon chenille, •thick; r n thin cotton corduroy, • fake" furs .of Orion® acrylic. All the.best looks. With all the best trimmings. Warm linings, too. Sizes 3 to 6x; and 7 to 14. Use Our Convenient Lay-away. 25 00 Men'i belted casual jacket -with wide belt loops and patch poc- Jt»tj. Poly«it»r/corton twill, acrylic pile collar and Jcpelj...- Nylon quilt pile collar |acket, 25.00 16 98 Boys' rancher jacket of cotton duroy with pblye* lt'n, r ng. Notched she ling pll» collar. Pre-school sizes, 12.98 .tyle 13 98 Boyi' Animal Loolc' jacket" of ocryllc/modae- rylic fan pit* that riverm t« nylon taffeta quired to polyester. Attached hood. Pre-school sizes, 10.98 15 98 Boys' 'Norfolk' jocket of cotton wide wala corduroy. 100% acrylic/cotton backed lining. Solid colors, potch pocketi, belted. Men's sizes, 19.98 U*» your JCPenney charge card. Shop Monday and Friday till 9 p.m. II

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