The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 5, 1947 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 5, 1947
Page 7
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BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 5, 1047 Ujnbfegkable Plastic Eyes Demonstrated NEW YORK tUP)—Plastic, arti- liclal eyes, so durable that they can be dropped to a 'concrete lloor ana stamped on without breaking, have been demonstrated here. The eyes are being custom built by the thousands for American soldiers who came out of (he war without one or both eyes. At the Valley Forge, Pa., veterans hospital alone, more than 2500 01 the artificial'nyes have been used, 'Maj: Steven P. Smokzvnski, ch:<M of the plsstic eye service at V:il!o% •Fofge, said. J The .major is one of a group ol srmy medical men who urc in charge of a medical corps exhiiju at the American Museum of Nat ural History. Eyes Won't Explode Plastic eyes .according lo Smol- czynski, lini'e numerous advantages over Iho glas s eye. The cardinal factor, of course, is that they won't break. Furthermore, they won't explode in the eye socket. Explosion have occurred, the major said, usually bemuse of -i quick change in temvierutiuc -There also is no "logging" on the plastic eye and it absorbs but little secretion. That prevents the arti- licial eye from becoming rough, thereby eliminating the chance ct an inflamed eyelid. The first step in readying a sol- Bedside Farmer Delmar Gr.ult, 25-year-old Navy veteran completely paralyzed from neck down, is still a farmer. He rects working of hi.s 80-.'icre farm near Augusta, Kan., from his tied, lie has Ijecn parnly/.cil since his submarine exploded off Dutch Harbor three years ago. Telephoto,) it is necessary to build an eyebrow Major Smolczynski said "many dicr for an artificial eye filling isliinies" ji c has called upjn VVAL-'j preparing the socket. Sometimes I to im -nish some strands of their there is no socket—shot away or hair for this purpose. burned away. In such cases, there Extraordinary efforts aie made must be considerable plastic sur-j {o |in[) the co ,.,. cct colol ., wl , e iher fiery and skin gritting. Even the eyelids are "made," and sometimes' its is bhie, gray, brown or hazel. rn most cases, you can't tell the artificial eye from the natural one. Itadhim Sources Radium, because of its value in cancer treatment, is of far greater worth than its commercial pri-;e of {50,003 a gram. The two miiin source.'; of supply arc the Belgian Coni;o. in Africa, Great Boai Lake, Canada, \vhich are by 10,KO miles and a teinpcmtur range of 200 degrees. Lock factories of the world pro ducc more than 50,030,000 lock: annually to keep belongings sate. (bauswpaht Copyright by Gwen Davenport; Distributed by NEA SERVICE, INC. THE STORVi • pTotiiUi; from cnrc of tl Soiil>l< from VK-ky c nlil Till 1 *! sl lite hi-forc I ulil (Sophie) Vicky tit-flue* Mn-'U Jiinrt-y l»cf»re ITirn, ns II miiiUt t<- difficult to flnil » l,.i-.!-:u,,l •pfho IH -ivUHriK *<) ni-criil four * AU men uloiiK with Liu tjritlc. V":r - XX TN "August the nights began to , grow cold and by the middle of the month it was impossible to stay in swimming for more than a few minutes. Salty came home for a week-end and spent Saturday afternoon seeing about having his boat put up lor the winter, lie said he expected lo get orders soon and couldn't take a chance on having to go away suddenly and leave" her unprovided for. On Saturday night he took Vicky :ctancing in Portland with sonic friends and told her she \vas gel- l<Jng too thin and ought nol to work 'so hard. On Sunday morning he itame out on the veranda ot his linpther's house and whistled forger with two fingers in his mouth. J':• Vicky, who was watching him :lrom the window of her bedroom, pretended not to hear. He whistled -twice more, then started across the lawn in the direction of Gray Shingles. Vicky went hastily •downstairs to sit on the porch !*'ith a magazine f didn't you hear me?" Sally dc- iin^ndcd,, the foot of ithe front steps. / ''Oh, hello, Salty!" Sho laid jHown tho magazine and uncrossct (her legs, silting upright. "Hear ijvhat?" ,^V' \ "I whistled for you." J "Oh, was .that what it was! " heard something, but I thought i jwas a sea gull calling to his imate." \ "It was me. Come on over.' J "Why don't you stay here" 1 [Come up, sit down." / He put one foot on the secom jstep but came no nearer. ''No, .want you to come over. This ma> e my last week-end up here and sort of think 1 ought to stay vilh the family. Let's go and ce Uncle Adam. \Vc can play a amc of tennis later, maybe." "All right," Vicky said brightly, rying lo look as if nothing could 'lease hcr'hcttcr than half an hour vilh old Adam Bagot, except pos- ibly a game of tennis, which she ilaycd very badly and did. nol much Jike. * o • UNCLE ADAM was sitting on his porch doing a crossword imz- .le. lie rose with grave courtesy when Salty and Victoria came ipon him, offering the one com- orlable chair to Ihe lady, lie was i Ihin, desiccated old .gentleman with sunken eyes and the bones prominent in his face and hands. "I am honored," he said, with a bow. "I had been hoping Miss Jenkins would come lo see mo again, bul npparcnlly she thinks she needs an escort. I have :cen no one for several days cxccp Ethel Codmnn, a woman crcatc< to make bachelors reconciled to ;olitude." Sally sat on the railing, there being only Iwo chairs on the tiny porch. "Aunt Ethel is Mother's younger sister," he explained to Victoria. "She is the silliest woman Boston," said Adani Bagot. "It's a great mislnke lo have a gues room. If you can't see enough o any person in Iho course of ai eight-hour day. then you might a: well live together and be done with it." "You'd hate to live with any one, and you know it," said Sally "Entirely depends," answerei the old gentleman. Vicky wondered if he had never in U()-odd years on the plane found any kindred soul wit whom ho wanlcd to live. Th thought of all thnt time alone wa appalling. She cast back in he mind for a clue Salty had give er to a long-dead romance in the fe ot Adam Bagot, but could re- icmber nothing specific. "Perhaps you would like to see y cottage?" said Mr. Bagol. "t on't believe you have been in- de." _TE rose lo escort her through the liny house, which hail boon itcndetl as a gardener's collage. I w;is crammed with books nnd naps and Chinese treasures dat- ig hack to the days ot clipper hips. On a wall of the ' oom was a large map on which e had followed the course of the T ar with pins. Adam Bagot led the way back o his infinitesimal porch. "I'm orry you couldn't see Goose Neck s it used to he, Miss Jenkins," he aid. "It is quite spoiled now. 'hesc miloinobilcs! Why, n Irip o Iho village in the old days used o be a day's outing and we went nto Portland only once a season o shop." lie went on describing he happy inconveniences of Vic- orian lite and tho disadvantages >( modern conveniences, his Ihin old voice RiiiiiK relentlessly along, brooking no interruption. He's as dry as a bone in the Smithsonian Institution, thought Vicky. Not at all entertaining, ike Granny's old men. Vicky was no more a respecter of persons [han n mosquito, being used to the comings and goings of the great. Evc-n she, however, in spiio of his dryness, was impressed by Adam Bagot's appearance, antiquity and eccentric mode of life. When they left she promised to come back and see him, and whispered to Sally as they \vcnt into the garden, "I suppose if your name- is Adam Ilagol it would be awfully hard lo find somebody to live with 1 . Just anybody wouldn't do." He laughed. "No, there's something more lo Uncle Adam's loneliness than just wanting lo be exclusive. I never did know finite what it was. He's so unconscionably old, I doubt it even Mother knows. Anyway, you must have made a great hit with him, because he never iisks anyone lo call. Aunt Ethel has been trying lo get inside his house for 20 years!" (To lie Continued) Read Courier News Want Ads. RADIO REPAIRS 1 AND 2 DAY SERVICE ON ANY MAKE OR MODEL. RELIABLE WORKMANSHIP. PHONE 2642 We Call for and Deliver FRED CALLIHAN Electrical Appliance Co. Authorized Motorola Radio Sales and Service 106 South First St. Tmlay'-s free MOM Kccord Mr. and Airs. Farmer England. 5* & JU«' v^T^Sx iJf/ COrR. 15-17 BY NTH SERVICE. INC. T. M, REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. 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