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Nott ill. of Span- of of Mrs. Road. County Rochester. of Saturday family, of. p. m. be"; a a Juvenile in of Lewis Guests Pulver and Mr. and Shangri-La WflG Now Math Stiidenfe SYRACUSE, UP) -- "Margaret Hastings, the Shangri-La.. iwfAC turned schoolgirl, is busy, "pounding" mathematics into her Jjead for a career that hasn't anything to do with a household" budgetL:- The 32-year-old former^cprporal, a freshman at Syracuse University/ has mapped a career in", engineering. It involves 10 hours of study daily. . - " : " . . ~ "I don't do much of anything except study," Miss Hastings:: said in an interview, she; added jhat she feels she's beyond "the-cheer leader age." . : ..;. As for marriage, despite rumors, to the contrary, the former WAC insists that "I've never been farther from it in my life." ..· Two years ago, Miss . Hastings survived a plane crash in New Guinea in which 21 persons were killed. She and two other .survivors, Lt. John B. McCpllpmr:of Trenton, Mo., and Sgt_ .Kenneth W. Decker of Kelso, Wash./dived for 47 days in a New-Guinea- jung- .le, which became kno%vn as-the "hirldon vallpy of Sharieri^Lar" They were rescued by glider ~ Margaret, a native of ..Owego""--N Y., attracted attention, when...first she enrolled . at Syracuse;;la'st ial', but, as she puts it, "they got used to me after a while. ' ~ -Sororities, pink teas ; and -'most other college functions are' out as far as Margaret is concerned. -For the most part she.,.is_^engrossed in mathematics7 a;s sfi£~~is enrolled in three math', courses. She admits it's not exactly easy, having been away from school'for a number of years.. She_;.gets- along, she says, by "pounding'it in with a hammer." She entered Syracuse under::the GI bill of rights, and -receives monthly checks, from, the ; government . ·- ''! :

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  1. The Daily Messenger,
  2. 18 Mar 1947, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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