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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 02, 1912, Image 11

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BLINn WOMAN, AT 86, TRIES TOUCH READING
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Dayton, O., April 2. (Spe
cial.) At the age of 86 years,
Mrs Mary Smith, of 23 Jones
street, is trying- to learn to read
with her finger tips. She was
made blind by illness 10 years
ago.
Her teacher is Miss Emma
Daum, who, though Blind, is en
gaged by the Dayton "Association
for the Improvement" of the
Blind.
The association is using the
effort of Miss Daum and her
aged pupil as an example of what
can be accomplished by sightless
persons who wish to better their
condition.
"It's a tedious task to learn to
read by raised" letters,"-said Mrs.
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Smith, "but I am sure that I will
be able to master it in time. Since
my sight failed I have been 'al
most helpless, but I am finding
out that one can learn to do
things, even though blind.
"Ordinarily my age would not
give one much to hope for in the
way of self-imprisonment, but I
feel that I have strength enough
to learn tp read and thus occu
py my time."'
P o-r- s
Sillicus : "What do you consid-
er the most delicate form of ffat- t
tery?"
Cynicus: "Telling a married
man he doesn't' look it!" Answers.
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