The Press: The Good-Works Beat

At the docks in Freeport, Texas one day last week, 238 disabled veterans boarded an odd-looking fleet of 56 boats, ranging from battered shrimpers to slick and polished yachts. The vets were off for a day of fishing. For the blind, there were special lines with tufts of silk placed at regular intervals to show how much line was out; for one-armed fishermen there were special devices to wind the reels. Both the expedition—and the fishing aids—were the productions of Columnist Ralph Alexander ("Andy") Anderson of Scripps-Howard's Houston Press. A little (5 ft....

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