Clyde Devinna (Bertha's cousin): near death experience.

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Clyde Devinna (Bertha's cousin): near death experience. - floated from Taku Bar. Round-The-World Rescue...
floated from Taku Bar. Round-The-World Rescue Of Man By Radio Bared Universal Service C ARSTEX, Jan. 12.--A startling drama of the radio world became known here to-day. Through 10,000 miles of ether the faint whisper of a radio key stuttered and went dead-A man lay unconscious In a ras-filied shack In Teller, Alaska, hid hand limp beside that radio key. In the electric silence which followed a man on the other side of the world, In New Zealand, sensed danger in the sudden halt- Ing of the message. His hand flashed to his own key and he sent out this appeal: "Come In--come In--any Pacific Coast amateur--please answer--emergency !" Colonel Claire Foster, millionaire radio amateur of Carmel, answered the appeal and learned to hig amazement that danger was striking at hit old friend, Clyde Devinna, famous movie cameraman and chief operator for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was Devinna who lay unconscious in that Alaskan shack with the snow banked up to the windows. Colonel Foster, 3000 miles nearer the scene of danger, swung his powerful radio set Into action and made contact with another amateur at Teller. The Alaskan amateur hastily donned furs and snow shoes and hurried to De- vlnna's shack. He smashed In the door and dragged Devinna to safety. He had been overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a small gasoline heater. To-day, Col. Foster, In Carmel, was being congratulated by the great fraternity of amateur radio operators for the strange "round- the-world" rescue which took place just before Christmas. Devinna has fully recovered from hi* terriMnK experience,

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  1. Modesto News-Herald,
  2. 12 Jan 1933, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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