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WALTER DAVIS ENDEAVORS fill: I re- j bei work-1 Re-j TO RESCUE COMPANION Walter Davis, 12 years old, son of J. C. Davis, who is acting agent at the C. B. & Q. station in Palmyra, with two other boys in to i swimming, tried in vain to res-find are I cue his companion, Robert Smith, who was drowned in Tapawingo j Lake in Kansas City last The following clipping, the ap-j by of of in at; is! a , week, taken from a Kansas City paper, and telling of the accident, was received by Mr. Davis in Palmyra: Robert Smith, 12 years old, was drowned shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon at Lake Tapawingo and a pulmotor was being used on his brother, Paul, 15 years old, in an effort to save his life. Both are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith, 215 South Pleasant Street. Myron Smith, 17 years old, another brother, had started swimming across the lake with Walter Davis. 12 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Davis, 309 South Pleasant Street and Jack Kirk-ham, 13 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Kirkham, 1620 West Lexington Street, when he heard the shouts from Paul and Robert, who were swimming close to the shore on the south side. Myron swam back half the length of the lake and pulled Paul from the water. Robert did not appear again on the surface. The other boys followed Myron1 and aided in the rescue. j It was said that Robert Smith. could not swim well and when Paul tried to pull him out as he started under, Robert pulled him down with him. The boys went to the lake in the family car this morning for a swim. Their father left Independence earlier on a business trip and left the car. j Later information received herej is to the effect that Paul Smith also died. j tQ j I . I j

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  1. The Marion County Standard,
  2. 09 Jun 1937, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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