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Faithful Dog Saved Life, Says Desert-stranded Man CAMP · IRWIN, Calif. (AP)-A 53-year-old man with an artificial leg, stranded (or a week without food in searing desert heat, says hi- dog saved his life. Ramon C. Miller, a f u r n i t u r e buyer from Fresno, was found Monday by two ordnance Inspectors In a remote section of the C«mp Irwin military reservation, 83 miles northeast of San Bernardino. He said he took t shortcut across the Mojave Desert July U, Children Placed In Foster Home Judge W. H. (Pete) Jensen said today he has ordered two minor children taken from their partnts and placed in a foster home pending the outcome of further inves^ tigation into charges of child ncg lect. The children, girls ages five and thre«, have been placed in a home in Alameda, Jensen said. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Leavitl, 219 West Young, appeared at a Probate Court hearing Monday after city police cited them for child neglect. Investigation into the matter be gan more than a week ago after neighbors complained to polio that the children were subjectec to "deplorable conditions" at home The police report also stated tha the children were often withou food and dressed only in silk tin raft out of gas soulh of Death 'alley and northeast of Barstow. Doctors it the camp hospital aid both Miller and his dog, retchen, were In remarkably ood condition and probably will !«ve the hospital today. "I was Just about ready to give p," Miller said. "I never would sve made It if it hadn't been Or Gfetchen." He said the dog efended him from coyotes as he ed In a desert cave. ' Miller said he.took a wrong road ast Tuesday night while en route rom Phoenix to Fresno. "I stayed by my truck all night fter we ran out of gas," he said. 'The roid looked pretty well trailed so we took olf on foot the text day to look for a place to iuy gas. "Nobody came along. We valked six or seven hours. After a while I saw « sign that said 'springs" and followed a path un- il we reached this springs, about icon Wednesday." They took shelter in a cave at he springs, where there wss valer. They were found there by llchard Friemolh and Phil Denning, who were inspecting the Irwin Firing Range. Miller estimated he walked 15 niles to the spring. He had ruis«s on the slump of his left eg, l6st in an auto accident. The tog was bruised and scarred r rom f i g h t s with animals. Temperatures in the area where Miller was found often exceed 120 degrees, said Mij. John Watrs, executive offir.er of the Irwin Army Hospital. SURVIVES ALMOST A WEEK IN DESERT -- Ramon C. 53-year-old furniture buyer from Fresno, Calif., recuperates today in the hospital at Camp Irwin, Calif., after surviving almost a week in savage desert heat. Miller, who has an arlilicial leg, his dog, Gretchen, were found hy two ordnance inspectors in remote section oi the Camp Irwin military reservation. (U.S. Array Photo via AP Wireplioto) Delay on Legal Opinion Stalls Centennial Planning, Cole BOISE (AP) -- The executive | nivcrsary of the establishment director of the Idaho Territorial Centennial Commission said Monday delay by the attorney general's the Idaho Territory. Suggestions have been made t h a t a nonprofit corporation

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  1. Idaho State Journal,
  2. 11 Jul 1961, Tue,
  3. Page 11

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