Education: It Wasn't Difficult

Ever since he showed up on campus in 1951, the quiet young man with the white glove has been watched and admired by the students and professors at little (enrollment: 750) Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. The glove bears all the letters of the alphabet, and the young man wears it when among strangers so that they may talk to him by pressing the letters. Richard Kinney, 30, is totally blind and deaf, but through his fine mind and the wondrous sensitivity of his right hand he has managed to become a campus legend.

Born in East Sparta, Ohio, Richard began...

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