Education: Ex-Stammerers

Jovial, deep-voiced, sixtyish J. Stanley Smith, a Philadelphia lawyer, called his garrulous group to order in the Penn Athletic Club one night last week. It was the 17th anniversary banquet of his exclusive Kingsley Club, restricted to stammerers. The program: speeches.

Stammering afflicts some 1,000,000 U. S. citizens, is difficult to cure because it usually springs from emotional maladjustment. A stammerer until he was 30, Lawyer Smith was impressed by the observation that stammerers have no trouble singing. One day when he heard Clergyman-Novelist Charles Kingsley, a stammerer, preach and sing without a hitch,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!