Miscellany: Rescue

On Welfare Island (off Manhattan), one Rev. Joseph J. McGowan saw a victim of sleeping sickness, one Amiel Schul, jump into the East River. The priest gave his spectacles to a young man who volunteered to guard them, tore off his overcoat, leaped into the water, saved the life of the gurgitating Schul. On shore, surrounded by congratulators, he looked around for his glasses. They had been stolen.


In Norwalk, Conn., one Joseph Beres, restaurant proprietor, went out duck shooting with a buddy. All day they crouched in a blind. Few ducks...

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