Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 6, 1959 · Page 5
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October 6, 1959

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

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Tuesday, October 6, 1959
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To Aid 4,000 Blind Persons in Iowa- Ask Library of Congress to Establish Regional Braille and 'Talking Book' Library in Iowa DES MOINES fAP'—Stale officials are trying to gel the Li-1 brary of Congress to establish a \ regional Braille and talking book I library here to serve the blind, j Kenneth Jernigan. director of the Iowa Commission for the j Blind, and Supt. Donald Ovcrbeay | of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving .School were to meet with Li- brary of Congress officials in Chicago Tuesday. Establishing such a facility here would make il easier for Iowa's 4,000 blind persons to obtain books to supplement their education or to road for pleasure. The possibility of obtaining such a library for Des Moines, Jernigan said, is one reason why he is t r yine to get the State Executive Council to turn over to the Commission for the Blind all of the old Des Moines YMCA building the state recently purchased. One of the points under discu.s- sion is where to locate such a library in Des Moines, Jernigan said. He added that Library of Congress officials already have turned thumbs down on a oroDosal that the library be established at the Towa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton. They insist that the library must be in Des Moinea if it is to bej located In Iowa at all, he said. j The library would be big enough, I Jernigan explained, to take up one entire floor of the six-story YMCA building. The building was purchased! Times Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, October 6, 1959 with $300,000 appropriated by the 1959 Legislature. The understanding was that it would be turned over to the commission for use as a rehabilitation and training center for the blind. Some members of the State Ex- ecutive Council, howf-ver, want to assign quarters in the building to other state agencies. The council and (ho commission have reached a virtual stalemate on the issue. Thr commission says ft needs all the spnce foi the rehabilitation ai^d treatment,, center, especially if the library is located there. Besides, it adds, unless it is given full control of the building, the federal government probably will not rplpase fMf-ral funds to help equip and staff the writer < Jernigan said negotiations for (he library wore sturffd before fv, 1 found out how much opposition, there is to giving thp commission, the entire building. Now. hf says. '• "wfi don't know whether we. have i o building or not." Iowa blind people now have m order th'iir Braille and talking books through another state 1) * nearest library K> Iowa is at Jack sonville. Ill Service from other stat.es ofi^n is slow and there have bf»en nu merous complaints from the blind t't lowfl. .Jprnisfari said. MATT Furniture Company HERE GOOD NEWS! We've Made Another Fabulous Purchase, and Pass Terrific Savings on to You! 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