National Affairs: National Affairs, Jan. 9, 1950

This was the tragic end of an afternoon's walk two youngsters took through the woods of Bedford, N.H., to nearby Sandy Pond. Two firemen are lifting out the bodies of Irene Biron, 12, and her cousin Robert Bourque, 7, after hacking out a 25-ft. channel through ice to reach them. A search began when the youngsters failed to come home at dusk one day last week, continued through the cold, foggy night. The bodies were discovered next day when a posse of neighbors, relatives, police & firemen saw the shimmering red & white of Irene's sweater beneath the ice. Guesses were...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!