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 - Worth. and and REASON for the trip-- : \Ve just...
Worth. and and REASON for the trip-- : \Ve just u'smed to see things, do thirty, co places and be free men." He has spew the last three years .in the Australian part of ,\e\v Guinea risnr.ini; a government patrol boat. With him. is his fiance, Benita E. Biirge. 38. an Australian-born nurse from a Wewak, · New Guinea, hospital where the pair met. ".foe said come and go around the world with me, so here we are," said the dark-haired nurse, her hair coiled in t i g h t braids against ihe damp sea air. *· * * : THIRD member of the j barefooied, adventure-lov - ing crew is William R. Gassom, 29, Tokyo correspondent for Britain's Reuters News Service. Bill says he went to the Tokyo docks to write a story about the trip Joe and Benita made from New Guinea. "They said come along. 1 had three months of leave owing me. so here 1 am." said the New Zealand-born journalist. Gasson will leave the other two'here in lime to --Stuff Wwto ADVENTURESOME MARINERS gratefully stare at land--Terminal Island --after non-stop voyage from Japan in small schooner ended Saturday. Briney trip are, from left, skipper Josef Pachernegg; his fiance, Benita E. Burge, and newsman William R. Gasson. a take a new Reuters post in London Oct. 1. Joe and Benita plan to head for the South Seas in about a month--perhaps Tahiti. * * » » MEANWHILE, the skipper is looking for an inexpensive dock as a refuge during their Southern California stay. Benita said she spent a fair share of her time cooking meals on the Okeanos' tiny galley, one of three s e m i - s e p a r a t e compart - .mcnts below deck. The little blue-bottomed v e s s e l has. four bunks and a deck barely wide enough to tra- PUBLIC AUCTION OF BEIMONT FURNITURE SALES CO. Long Beach W BtLMUNr rUKNITUKt 5AI \ Alamitos Ave. MODERN -- MAPIE -- PROVINCIAL FURNITURE RECORDERS -- RECORD PLAYERS -- CARPETS TODAY, SUNDAY Starting at 11:00 a. m. -- CHAtRS -- HUTCHES -- BEDROOM SETS -- SOWS -LAMPS HEABBOARGS -- DINING ROOM SETS -- ROCKERS -- IIVINS ROOM -- SMALL APPLIANCES -- ROOM SIZE CARPETING-- TRANSISTOR, RADIOS -- HI-FI STEREO RECORD PLAYERS -- LARGE SELECTION -- HOUSEWARE HOME FURNISHINGS. Ave., Long Beach HE 7-6401 verse on either side of the cabin. The l i t t l e twin-masted ship made the 4,500-mile voyage with na mishaps, only a heavy load of barnacles to show for the trip. * » * * THE CREW, except for slightly weather-worn chin whiskers on the men and wind-blown hair for Benita, also came through the voyage without a scratch. "We ran a little short on milk and biscuits," Benita ; reports. "But there's plenty of water, potatoes and onions left," There was also an ample supply of New Guinea "jungle juice on hand. The little ship followed the 43rd parallel all the way across, S k i p p e r Pachernegg reports. "It was bloody cold at times, Seems quite warm here though," he said as he pulled up to the quarantine dock at Terminal Island immigration h e a d- quarters. Th« crew was granted six month visitor permits by the U. S. Immigration Service. * * * # i "WE GOT quite a greet- i ing as we neared land yes- i terday," G a s s o n said. j "Rockets started going out I over our heads (apparently from Pt. Mugu missile launch sites). We could see their trails right over us and later heard loud explosions." The crew managed to catch fish nearly every day during the journey to supplement their food supply. The journey was in sharp contrast to Skipper Pacher- negg's last attempt to go around the world. His 32- foot ketch, Viking, wound up on a Galapagos Islands beach, on the equator off the coast of Ecuador. "SHE DRIFTED on one night and was wrecked. I had to walk 50 miles to civilization," the skipper recalls. "It took me over five days and I had to goat's blood to stay alive." Raised in Austria, Pach- ernegg joined the German merchant marine at the age of H, transferred to the German Navy ; in 1940 and served aboard patrol boats and one-man submarines in the North Sea dur- . ing the war. After the war, he.sailed aboard Swedish freighters ; j ,, . . i f omu n^aLitaiiu iiiv\j for eight years before goon ing to New Guinea. "I work long enough as a skipper to make enough money so I can .keep sailing my own boat," said Joe. I hope I can get another couple to sail with us to the South Seas--to share expenses you know." 100% Cotton. fO.'30 yard Icngilis. From the Stone Age The COBRA LILY Insect Trap. A curious, uncanny, unusyol Insect Eater. Harmless, attractive, interesting to students of science and botany. Fun fo otcn and show your friends. MONDAY, You'll many by Forstmann ensembles

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  1. Independent Press-Telegram,
  2. 26 Aug 1962, Sun,
  3. Page 12

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