The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1968 · Page 12
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Twdv» ~ «yU«vM« (Artt.V Ccutfrr Km - Monday, ftnutry «. The Story of Jean Loing Lost in the Cameron Highlands EDITOR'S NOTE: For three days Miss Jean Laing, 35, an American missionary teacher, was lost in the central Malaysian jungles with three Malaysian hiking companions. They were found Friday by aborigine tribesmen. All were reported in good condition today. From her hospital bed, where she is recuperating from minor bruises and exhauslion, Miss Laing re- lales her ordeal. By JEAN LAING Written for Associated Press CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Malaysia (AP) - I had climbed the mile-high Mt. Beremban five times since arriving in Malaysia two years ago. It would generally take only about three hours )o make (he trek up to the top and back to Dalat School, where I teach. On Tuesday I invited three children from a family that lives near the school to come along with me f«r another hike up the hill. We left at« a.m. and were to be back in time for lunch. * * * We got to the top of the hill on schedule and then decided to explore a different way down, but we Soon became puzzled, as we found so many paths in front of us. We picked one and started following it, but after walking about two miles we realized it was not the correct one because the jungle was getting thicker and thicker and (he trees taller and taller. We decided to try to return to the top of the hill, but we couldn't find the way because again (here were so many paths made by previous hikers. We stumbled many times and got minor cuts. It was very dark then, although it was only 4 p.m., and we felt cold and hungry. Young Balbir Singh-he's only 11—started crying, and he just wouldn't stop, although I and his older brother, Manjit, 12, and sister, Sarjit Kaur, 14, did our best to comfort him. * * * We decided to spend the night in the jungle, and we huddled together to keep warm. We had no warm clothes to protect us from the cold nights, when the temperature is about 50 degrees. Suddenly, about 10:30 p.m., we heard some people shouting our names. We were sure it was a search party. We heard them whistling and we heard dogs barking. We started shouting back to them, screaming pur lungs out, bul we couldn't make ourselves heard. Slowly, we could hear the searchers' voices fade away, We passed the first night in the jungle, as we did the others, without sleep, partly because it was so cold and we were scared of wild animals, such as tigers. There also were a lot of mosqui- tos. 1 kept praying to God all the time to keep the wild animals away from us and to lead us to safety. . * + + The next day, Wednesday, we started downhill and came across a river. The first thing I did was to make the children drink water out of the stream. They didn'i want to because the water was dirty. But I forced them to drink it because I knew they needed water to survive. Since we had no food with us, the children had become very hungry, although fortunately I did not. We started following the river upstream, hoping to findhouses or aborigine settlements. But it was in vain, and so we went back to the jungle for the sec- Dedication, Skill Mark Heart Team ond night because it was too cold by the side of the river. 1 knew God was watching and seeing us, but I didn't know why He was taking so long to lead us out. On Thursday we decided to follow the river downstream, and we soon came across what seemed to be tiger footmarks. The children were very frightened. Although exhausted, we kept on going and praying. By Friday morning, I was literally crawling along the river stream, and ttie children were pulling me. I could hardly go another step. I knew I wouldn't have been able to survive another night. * * * I understand the doctors are saying I held the group together mentally while the children 't helped me physically. All I can say is that the chidren certainly helped me. At about noon we came across an opening in the junge, so I sent Manjit. ahead. As soon as he reached the clearing, he became excited and started shouting in Malay, "to- long, tolong," or "help, help." He had spotted a group of 15 aborigines on the other side of the river. The aborigines rushed over to us and quickly started a fire and cooked us some rice and fish that they bad with them. I knew God had answered our prayers. The two boys finished their meal very quickly. But the girl and I could not eat so fast because we were too exhausted and it took us one hour to eat a plate of rice and fish. * * * The aborigines cut some branches and jungle vines to make an improvised stretcher for me because I was too weak to walk. With the children walking alongside me, I was carried for one hour to a nearby aborigine settlement. After a short rest, we set out again, and two hours later we reached a tea plantation where police met us and | took us to the hospital. I Although jungle climbing has i been my favorite pastime, I ' have no interest in it at the moment and will not go out again unless I know the place well. Right now, I'm just thankful to be alive. Long's Peak, in the Colorado Rockies, was scaled for the first time in August, 1960. Long's Peak is known as the Diamond to climbers. • IMAGE CONTROL on new radiograph inlensifier permits radiologist to enhance and magnify critical area of X-ray film as never before. Developed by GE, system will be | useful in detection of tumors, gallstones and other difficult diagnoses. ' | QUICK QUIZ Q—Which U.S. president delivered the shortest inaugural address? A —George Washington, inaugurated for a second term on March 4, 1793, at Philadelphia, used only 135 words in his inaugural address—shortest on record. Q-Why is the West African potto unique among mammals? A—It has its backbone partly outside its body. This provides !a row of sharp bony spikes , which the animal uses to slash an enemy. Q—What plant is thought to be the aloes mentioned in the Bible? • • ' A—The Oriental agalloch- oj eaglewood. ;.,f Q—What is the name of !th| particles-that become meteors? A—The stony or metallic p*ar- tides are. called meteoroid|. Meteorites are meteorids wtiic| have landed upon the earth; S Kemember Pay Your Paper Boy By DAVID J. PAINE (AP) —South Africa's announcement Dec. 3 that its doctors had performed history's first human heart transplant surprised millions around the world. How, it was asked, could such a small country have beaten such medically advanced nations as the United States in carrying out this feat. .The answer lies largely in years of research by specialists working as a team, the dedication and skill of the individual specialists and the high standard of all sections of the team. All the doctors acknowledge that in other parts of the world there are specialists at least as proficient as they are. But they doubt that any other hospital has put together a team with the same excellence as theirs. "One must say that our surgeons, anaesthetists, physicians, theater nurses, ward nurses and the others who make up the team, are all first class," said Dr. Marthinus C. Botha, one of the key figures in the Dec. 3 transplant on Louis Washkansky and the Jan. 2 transplant on Philip Dlaiberg. "Of course, they ma:y be as good, conceivably even better, in other parts of the world. But in Cape Town, every member of the team is of world class," he Even Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard, the brilliant heart surgeon who leads the team, says he is not the only one who could do the job. '•There are other surgeons in my team who could perform the at Groote Schuur is devotion to operation," he said. He is not competent to do the operation alone, he said, and relies heavily on the other specialist members of the group for advice. The team has spent many their calling. Barnard has avoided questions on how much he and other doctors on the transplant team ae paid. But a local magazine reported that he earns "barely 500 rands —$700— a month after deductions" and that the amount includes "special allowances on grounds of merit." Groote Schuur considers all j members of Hie team full-time salaried employes and they may not accept additional money for their services. Many also do research and some lecture at the University of Cape Town. Bul; so close are ties between the hospital and the university that their work is virtually a joint venture divided into surgery one one side and research and teaching on the other. The budget of Groote Schuur in 1968 is $11.2 million and the costs of the heart surgery will come out of the budget. Dr. J.A. Hendriks, director of hospital services in Cape Prova major factor in the high | ince, said it is "virtually impos- standard of open heart surgery I sible" to calculate the cost of years working together on heart research and later on open heart operations, which now are almost an everyday affair at Groote Schuur Hospital. Both Barnard and his younger brother Marius, also a surgeon, have studied heart operations and research in the United States and the team members have visited many countries, including the Soviet Union, to keep abreast of developments. Botha, a pathologist who heads the blood grouping laboratory at the nearby University of Cape Town Medical School believes "without fear of contradiction that our blood transfusion services and societies are without parallel in the world." The contribution of blood donors over the last 10 years was BBGAtSPLKMWBIierl. deaeed bf HHKrtaffjfm: •nd Jewel* on Qoeea Elizabeth II at London premier*. in Cape Town—about 1,000 operations and not a single patient lost, he said. It was decided from the outset of the open heart surgery, both said,that fresh blood in heart- lung machines would have a great advantage over stored or banked blood suitable for ordinary transfusions. Local donors are prepared to give blood on holidays and weekends, often considered inconvenient times in other countries, he said. "Comparison of our post operative results, particularly in cases requiring many hours on heart lung machines, have been the heart transplant operations. "They are part and parcel of the over-all service," he said. "There is no breakdown of their cost as such." No patients' fees are charged apart from the usual hospital fees thai are assessed on the patients' income, Hendriks said. "In other words, if a man can afford to pay nothing, then he pays nothing but he gets the same service. NOTICE FOR: ON-PKSMISE BEER Notice is hereby given that the undersigned lias filed with , . . . the Department of Alcoholic better than those obtained in ev-1 Beverage Control of (lie State of cry other major center overseas Arkansas for a permit to sell where they have to work with blood which has ben stored for several days due to organizational difficulties." he said. Not only the surgeons, but other members of the team, are so dedicated that after their normal work (hey put in long hours without pay to study heart problems, experiments and reports from abroad. All consider it far more than just another job. When the first heart transplant on Washkansky began in the early hours of a Sunday morning, several of those watching in the operating. theater but not actually taking part in the operation had hurried from a party so they could be on hand. Under their theater some wore frilly bathing costumes of the 1920s—they had not taken time to change after leav- ng the costume party. and dispense beer at retail on the premise described as: 545 N. Tenth Street, Blytheville, Arkansas, Mississippi County. Tlie undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this State, or any other State, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation begin- The Cape Town evening newspaper, Cape Argus said: "It is obvious that members of the *am, with all the publicity they iave had, could command large 'ees in private practice... what „., . :eeps them at work on salaries I Seal ning on the 20th day of January, gowns, 1968, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1968. WHITE, INCORPORATED Johnny H. White Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of January, 1967. J. Graham Sudbury, Notary Public. My Commission Expire*! Jin. to, mi. 1-8, IS IS/1 AM CD AT R.D. HUGHES COMPANY- LARGE GROUP MEN'S SUITS - i ONE GROUP TOPCOATS AND ALL WEATHER COATS - LARGE GROUP MEN'S T COATS-I OFF 1 4 ONE GROUP MEN'S HATS Vi PRICE OTHERS - - i OFF ONE GROUP MEN'S Va PRICE OTHERS - - i OFF MEN'S LACKS BOYS DRESS SLACKS i OFF BOYS SWEATERS I to i OFF LARGE GROUP MEN'S Dress Shirts Reg. $5.00 to $8.00 Reg. or Button Down Collar NOW $379 3 FOR $11.00 Lge. 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