Florence Kocian and Orphan Train from Beatrice Daily Sun - 2 Apr 1962

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Florence Kocian and Orphan Train from Beatrice Daily Sun - 2 Apr 1962 - TEAR-FILLED REUNION Orphans together again...
TEAR-FILLED REUNION Orphans together again after 50 years GRAND ISLAND (AP) — A half- century ago "mercy trains" left New York for the Midwest with orphans aboard. At each stop, the tots would be turned over to eager foster parents. Yesterday 53 of these former orphans orphans got together for a tear-filled reunion, some of them bringing First in pre-school clinics held here The first in the pre-school clinic series was held today at Stoddard School. Parents with children who will be five years old by Oct. 15 of this year, are given the opportunity opportunity to take children to various schools this week and prepare for registration in kindergarten. The rest of the schedule follows. Wednesday-Cedar School; Thursday-Lincoln Thursday-Lincoln and St. Paul's; Friday, Friday, Paddock Lane. Parents and their children are urged to be at their respective school at 8:30 a. m., on mornings designated. Malfunction again delays XI5 testing . EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)—A mechanical malfunction malfunction has again delayed testing of a new automatic control system for the X15- rocket plane. Next attempt attempt to fly the test craft will be Wednesday or later, a spokesman spokesman said. The plahe was four nvnutes from being launched Saturday when the flight was called off for the fourth time in a week. The X15 is dropped from a high-flying 332 bomber lor Us test runs. with them their families. Few remembered remembered the trip from the New York Founding Hospital. They were too young. Few Remember Mrs. Marjorie Barry of Greeley, Neb., was an exception. She was 5J4 on that bright May day when she started West, th? horror of the sinking of the Titanic and the loss of her Irish father in her mind. "I remember on the train the conductor telling me that if I didn't didn't sit down he was going to throw me to the bears," she said. The train stopped at Columbus, Neb., and Mrs. Barry recalled "I hist ran in'o the arms" of farmer Pat Gallagher of Spalding, Neb. He was a "genuine Irishman" like her father. "This is one of the most heartwarming heartwarming experiences I have known since I have been connected with the institution," said Sister Marie Catharine, co - administrator of the hospital who came for the reunion. reunion. "Look at thesg babies now," she said. "They are such wonderful people. They are the kind of people who make America what it is today today — good, solid, Christian, home - lovin? neople. Florence For Mr?. Florence Kocian of Plattsmouth, Neb., the reunion cleared up a long - time question of "where is Florence SnVth." When she left the train at Grand Irland, Neb., she was two and wearing a coat and can bearing the name of Florence Smith, but "my other clothes had tags bear- in? the name of Jane Dalsleish. "Mv foster mother wrote to the hospital >o find out who I really was and they wrote I was Jane DaHeish. My folks liked Florence so I kept that part. "Then today I walked in and was looking at the display of clothes we'd worn and found a dress bearing bearing the name of Florence Smith. It rang a bell — and here she Is." Mrs. Kocian hugged Mrs. Florence Florence Jacoson of Kearney, Neb., the former Florence Smith. The* Right Rev. Msgr. Daniel McGuire, who shares responsibility for the hospital with Sister Catha(Continued Catha(Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) White Deputy Atty. Gen. Byron R. Kennedy to succeed retiring on the Supreme Court bench. wife, Marion. (NBA Teltpfceto)

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  1. Beatrice Daily Sun,
  2. 02 Apr 1962, Mon,
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