The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 10, 1971 · Page 24
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 24

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Sunday, October 10, 1971
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Stroke Victim Tells of Experience LEGAL STILL—A government approved moonshine still is in operation at the Alley Spring Park in Allen Spring, Mo. The 'authentic, unbonded, untaxed Ozark moonshine' is being produced in a still set up as part of a restored Ozark village in the park run by the Ozark National Scenic River- (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) ways of the National Park Service. Park Superintendent Randall Pope, right, and William Bailey, left, explain the operation of the still to two park visitors. Unfortunately for the lover of moonshine whiskey, the mash and 'likker' is spiked with a bitter additive and flushed into a river. Work to Save Old Books PATMOS, Greece (AP) American and Greek organiza tions have come together to save some 16,000 books and documents relating to Greece's Christian past in the 900-year old monastery of St. John the Evangelist on this island in the Aegean Sea. The recently launched five year project is expected to give a deeper insight and understanding into the cultural and religious heritage of the country. Patmos is believed by Christians to be where St. John wrote his Apocalypse. Catalogue Documents The Institute for Antiquity and Christianity of the Claremont (Calif.) University Center, in collaboration with the center for Byzantine research of Athens and the Patmos Preservation Trust, has undertaken to catalogue, index, microfilm; and study the collection of some 2,900 handwritten or printed books and 13,000 other documents in the library of the monastery. The U.S. Sixth Fleet will contribute to this effort by installing an air-conditioning system which will protect the library from further enchroach- ments of dampness and book- pests. The "Patmos Monastery library Project" as it has come to be called, owes its existence essentially to one person—Mrs. Uoyd H. Smith of Houston Tex. Mrs. Smith, on a cruise in the Aegean two years ago, said she received the invitation of the daughter of Greek Ambassador P. Argyropoulos, president of the "Patmos Preservation Fund." She immediately took a keen interest in the library, where she noted the inappropriate climatic conditions and many books and documents rotting. Contacted Scholars Upon her return to the United States, Mrs. Smith contacted a number of scholars and began raising funds for a $200,000- project that would aim at both saving and cataloguing the books. Ranging in age from the 6th to the 19th centuries, the books and manuscripts are principally—though not exclusively—religious in content, including biblical texts, patriotic writings, canon law books, and hagiogra- phical or ascetic works. The library has been inventoried only twice—once in 1109 and again in the early part of the last century. Many of the items in the library are rotting or falling apart. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Realizing that no two strokes are alike, I am going to set my stroke down in writing as best I can. So long as I can sit down and ponder and think about it, the words flow well, if I don't, the wording can be pretty peculiar and funny. Anyhow, I wound up with a massive stroke on the right side at the tender age of 52—1 don't suppose there is any age that is too early or too late. All I know is that the evil, and I do mean "evil," ensuing from the horrible thing is enough to turn an agnostic into an atheist. Time to Prepare There's a lot to be said for progressive illness—at least it gives you time to prepare yourself psychologically for the eventual incapacity. In a stroke, one minute you are doing 70 miles per hour hitting on all eight cylinders, the next minute, if you're lucky enough to survive, you're down to a crawl doing barely one mile per hour and you're fortunate if you have one cylinder to go on. Once you get over the shock of realizing that you're a cripple for the rest of your natural life, if you are a realist, ego can be your most important asset. If the ego is shot full of holes, for all intents and purposes you might as well be dead, so it became vital to keep up my self- regard and psyche. Ego Most Important Your ego is the most important facet of your makeup- whatever you can do for yourselves, do it, because it's terribly important. Even a simple task like opening a letter with one hand is important. When you come down to the more important things, like separating postage stamps with one hand without making a mess of the whole endeavor, well, that is amusing. After the stroke and the surgery that became necessary, I Modernization Helped Image LONDON (AP) — Nearly 17, 000 new recruits joined the Boy Scouts during the past year, following the scrapping of their "bare knees and big hats" image, a Scout census shows. The Scouts modernized their image three years ago, replacing shorts and "Mountie" hats with long pants and berets. was in intensive care for the better part of three weeks. Consequently, I have little recall of the month that followed. Can you imagine my chagrin when I found I couldn't talk at all—not one word could I utter—I was stunned! Do I remember the days I couldn't talk at all? Boy, oh boy, the frustration that comes with it is tantamount to emptying the Pacific Ocean into the Atlantic Ocean with a tablespoon. Once the speech therapist took over, the sound I was able to make was channelled into vowels, consonants and finally into words. Then came the understanding of the words—I recall working endlessly on "opposites." Then there was tongue placement, breathing and finally volume and tone. Use Tape Recorder Here it is, close to two years after the stroke and I still use the tape recorder to read the paper (I can't read, at least not the way I used to, but I get the gist of what the paper is saying) so that I can hear the improvement being made. You see, I can play it back and if I or my wonderful wife, Irene, can understand what I am saying, well, I figure there is a certain amount of progress being made. I'm still in a wheelchair, not that I can't walk, but walking is still a hazardous proposition for me. Perhaps in a year or two I'll be able to walk better. In the meanwhile, it sure kicks the hell out of the furniture. I don't hold out too much hope for the arm, you never know, though. Oops!!—I seem to have strayed away from my original thought. Well, to get on with it- Couldn't Spell Name Several months after the stroke, I could not believe that I could not spell my own name. I didn't have the foggiest notion which came first, the "A" or the "Z", nor what the "A" or "Z" looked like. I had to teach myself to write again with my left hand. On some rainy night, if you're tired of going to the movies or are tired of TV, put your right hand in your pocket and try writing with your left hand. I guarantee you will have a barrel full of fun. However, on the positive side, I consider myself lucky to be able to communicate at all. I, unfortunately, have seen what strokes can do to people. In terms of what the future holds for me, well, I guess you I know is with the progress to be better than the immediate would have to consult with Nos- being made, hellishly slow past. tradamus to figure that out. All though it is, the future has got I do not mean to make light Page 25 The Hutchinson Newg Sunday, Oct. II, 1171 of this horrendous happening, but I always kidded around and I'm not about to stop now. WE'RE FLATTERED! We're pleased as punch! 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