The Press: If the Shoe Fits

To the Detroit Free Press last week Daniel Carbone, a shoemaker, telephoned a strange story: three months before, a well-dressed couple had left 16 pairs of good-quality shoes with him to be repaired, had never returned to pay his $17.05 bill and claim the shoes. Sensing a poignant mystery, the Free Press next morning frontpaged a photo of the mysterious shoes, wondered whether the owners had perished in the S.S. Noronic's ill-fated voyage from Detroit to Toronto (TIME, Sept. 26). But by nightfall the Free Press picture had produced the footwear's flesh & blood owner. His explanation: he had not gotten...

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!