HEROES: Reward No Object

Winner of a scrap-collecting contest for New Mexico schoolchildren was Connie Davis, 13, of Carlsbad. California Shipbuilding Corp. readied the prize: a girl's wrist watch, a chance to christen the Liberty ship Archbishop Lamy. Then someone discovered Connie was a boy.

Last week Connie, stopped by seafarers' traditions against male ship sponsors, looked on while his runner-up smashed a champagne bottle across the Archbishop Lamy's bow. Said he: "Well, I'd have collected the scrap anyhow. I had two brothers captured on Bataan."

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