The following Ann Landers Column appeared in The Journal, New Ulm, MN, Friday, August 28, 1998

Dear Ann Landers: You told your readers about a program to help stutterers that cost $3,000. My great-grandfather, Dr. J.B. Frymire, started a very simple method in 1893 to help stutterers, and it didn't cost anything. According to his medical journals, it was a great success. Here's his method.

Open a book, and start reading aloud, but leave your teeth clenched. Do this for five minutes the first day. Each day thereafter, add five more minutes. Do this until you reach 60 minutes. Then, read aloud for 60 minutes each day for the next two months. You must read loud enough to be heard.

During the past 10 years, I have received in excess of 500 letters telling me Dr. Frymire's stuttering rememdy worked for them. Please share my letter with your readers. It may work for them, too. -- Dick Frymire, doctor of barnyard science, Irvington, Texas

Ann Lander's response:

Dear Dick Frymire: Today's column may be the most important one many of my readers will ever lay their eyes on. Thank you on behalf of all the stutterers you have helped today.

added September 9, 1998