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REPUBLIO city Obituaries 38-C The Arizona Republic O Sunday, July 2, 1972 IVai Pienji Yang Services for Nai Fieng Yang, 62, who was killed Thursday when his bicycle was struck by a station wagon at the corner of 28th Street and Camelback, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Camelback Sunset Chapel, 301 W. Camelback. Burial will be at Floral Lake Cemetery in El Mirage. Mr. Yang. 1603 E. Monte-bello, who was born in China, came to Phoenix 5 years ago from Hong Kong. He was a family cook. Survivors include his wife Fanlang. one daughter, Lucy, and a son, Thomas, all of Phoenix. Joseph 1). Thomason Mr. Joseph Denton Thomason, 51. a salesman for Windsor Realty in Phoenix and a former field executive of the Max Super Gloss Company, died Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Thomason, 723 W. Missouri, was a native of Miami. A World War 11 veteran, he moved to Phoenix in 1947. Survivors include a daughter, Kerry Lynn Thomason, and four sons, Victor D., John S Ted J., and Bill G.-, all of Phoenix: his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Fogel of Phoenix; and a sister out of state. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. 333 W. Adams. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park. Dr. Ivan T. Clark SUN CITY - Dr. Ivan T. Clark, 64. a radiologist with Internal Medicine Associates, 13200 N. 103rd Ave., died Friday at his home in Pincwood. Dr. Clark, 14011 107 Drive, was born in Edgar. Neb., and came to Sun City in 1970 from Duluth, Minn. In Minnesota, he was a member of the St. Louis County Medical Society, the Minnesota State Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He had been chief of radiology and chief of staff at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth. He belonged to the Maricopa County Medical Society, the Arizona Medical Society, and St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife Rosemary: two daughters. Mrs. Thomas King of Fort Worth and Mrs. Douglas F a r n h a m of Dallas: two brothers and a sister out of state and two children. Private services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Lund-bcrg Golden Door Chapel, 11211 Michigan Ave., Young-town. The family suggests contributions to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church Building Fund, 10233 Peoria Ave., Sun City. Edward Kalb Sr. MESA - Mr. Edward Kalb Sr., 54, who was an aircraft instrument mechanic at Williams Air Force Base for 4 years, died y e s t e r d a y at Southside District Hospital. Mr. Kalb, 73fi N. Country Club Drive, moved to Mesa 11 years ago from his birthplace. Brooklyn. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Tri-City Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans of Mesa. Survivors include three sons. Edward Jr. and Thomas, both of Mesa, and Steven of Omaha; and a brother out of state. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gibbons Garden Chapel. 33 N. Sirrine. Mesa. Burial will be in the Mesa City Cemetery. Jerry H. Felix TUCSON - Jerry H. Felix, 71. who worked as a locksmith in Phoenix for 16 years before moving to Tucson a year ago, died Thursday at Tucson Medical Center-Mr. Felix, 2125 E. Black-lidge Drive, was born in Montgomery, Pa., and came to Arizona in 1956 from New York. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. 2320 N. Seventh St.. Phoenix, and the Del Norte Baptist Church in Tucson. Survivors include his wife, Otie of Tucson; one son. Carl of Williamsport, Pa.: three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Snyder of Tucson, Mrs. Viola J. De Fillipo of Greenland, N.H., and Mrs. Frida E. Thompson of Williamsport, Pa.: 15 grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Abbey Funeral Chapel. 3435 N First Ave.. Tucson. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. : Clarence O. McDuffee Services for Clarence Orton McDuffee, 61, of 4620 E. Co-ronado Road, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hay-den Road, Scottsdale. Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Mr. McDuffee. who was born in Texas, died Friday at the Veterans Administration Hospital near Prescott. He lived in Arizona for 21 years, the last six in Phoenix, where he was employed by Mike's Plumbing as a plumber. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; two sons. James W. of San Diego. Calif., and Clarence G. of Whittier, Calif.: a daughter, Mrs. Barbara McDonald of Phoenix and a brother and sister out of state. Friends may call at the mortuary from 2 to 4 p.nv and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday. Olivia K. Patterson COOLIDGE - Rosary for Mrs. Olivia K. Patterson, 25, who died Thursday in Pinal General Hospital in Florence, will be at 8 p.m. today in St. James Catholic Church. Mass will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the church with burial to follow in Valley Memorial Park. Mrs. P a 1 1 e r s o n, 330 W. Lindbergh Ave., was born in Calcxico, Calif., and moved here four years ago from California. She is survived by her husband, Mike; two daughters. Anna Maria and Melissa and a son, Mike Jr.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rosendo Flores of Tucson; a brother, Rubin Flores of Tucson: four sisters. Mrs. Rosie Ollerton. Mrs. Maggie Sheraton. Sally and Helen Flores, all of Arizona. Cole are in and Maud Mortuary charge of funeral ar- rangements Olive C Harcourl Services for Mrs. Olive G. llarcourt. 6!'. who died Thursday at Maricopa County Hospital, will he at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Camelback Sunset Chapel, 301 W Camelback. Burial will be in East Rest-haven Cemetery. Mrs. llarcourt, (itilO S. Seventh St.. was born in Detroit and came to Phoenix from there 15 years ago. Survivors include one daughter. Mrs. Carol Zamie of Phoenix: one son, Walter Smith of Detroit; a brother out-of-state; 11 grandchildren and 2 great - grandchildren. Charles L. Schooley Masonic services for Charles L. Schooley. 69. who died Friday in Maryvale Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 59th Ave. Burial will be in Resthaven Park Cemetery. Mr. S c h o o 1 e y. a retired chief inspector lor a steel foundry, lived at 5201 W. Camelback. He was born in Mattoon. 111. and moved here in 1966 from Akron. Ohio. Surviving arc his wife, Mary L.; a son. Robert E. of Phoenix: a brother out of state and three grandsons. Dr. Frank Batchehler S U N CITY-Serviees for Dr. Frank G. Batchclder. 75. who died yesterday at Bos-well Memorial Hospital, will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Lundbcrg's Sunland Chapel, 15826 N. Del Webb Blvd. Burial will be at Sunland Memorial Park. Dr. Batchelder, 12057 Cherry Hills Drive. East, was born in Craig, Neb., and came to Sun City in 1960 from Cheyenne, Wyo. The retired chiropractor was an Elk, a Kiwanin and a member of the American Legion. He was also secretary of the Wyoming Chiropractic Association 18 years. In Sun City, he was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth: two sons, Richard of San Diego and Dean of San Rafael. Calif.; and a daughter, Edie of Phoenix; a sister out of -state; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family suggests contributions to Sunshine Service, 10307 Coggins Drive, Sun City, or Bpswell Hospital. Hazel P. Wilson MESA Services for Mrs. Hazel P. Wilson, 68, who died Thursday at Mesa Southside Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at M. L. Gibbons Mortuary, 9702 E. Apache Trail, Mesa. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Wilson. 5405 E. Casper Road, who was born in Ren-neselear, Ind., came to Mesa 7'-2 years ago from Michigan City, Ind. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Leo; one daughter, Mrs. Leota Lumley of Muskegon, Mich.; two brothers out-of - state, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Helen H. Copland Rosary for Mrs. Helen H. Cogland, 56, who died yesterday in St. Joseph Hospital, will be at 8 p.m. today in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. 333 W. Adams. Mass will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central. Cremation will follow. The Mass will be said by Mrs. Cogland's brother, the Rev. Martin Hagan of St. Louis. Mrs. Cogland. 104 E. Mar-lette, was born in Wichita, Kan., and moved to Phoenix 25 years ago. She attended Wichita State University and was graduated from the Vogue School of Fashion in Chicago. She was a member of the New York Fashion Group. Surviving are her husband, Dr. John L.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Thompson, and a son, Gregory, all of Phoenix; and five brothers and four sisters all out-of-state. The family suggests contributions to a favorite charity. William C. Simms MESA - Mr. William C. Simms. 80. a retired insurance man w ho came to Mesa seven years ago from Santa Fe. died Friday at Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Mr. Simms. 5354 E. Dodge, was born in Kansas City. Kan. He was a World War 1 Army veteran and a Mason and Shriner. Survivors include his wife, Ethel, of Mesa; Uo sons, William and Preston, both of Santa Fe: two daughters, Mrs. William Spink of Cs Cob. Conn., and Mrs. Del Kath of Van Nuys. Calif.: a sister. Mrs. Huldah Simms of Phoenix, and another sister out of state; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at M. L. Gibbons Mortuary, 9702 E. Apache Trail. Mesa. Private cremation will follow. Hertha J. Wheeler Services for Mrs. Bertha J. Wheeler. 98. who died Thursday at Maricopa County Hospital, will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Friends may call after noon today at Grimshaw's Bethany Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home Road. Mrs. Wheeler, who resided at the Acacia Healthcare Nursing Home, 1830 E. Roosevelt, was born in Switzerland County. Indiana. She came to Phoenix in 1956 from Indianapolis and was a member of the Baptist Church in Marco, Ind. Survivors include one son. Stanley Myers, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all of Phoenix. Melton Cartwright Melton Earl Cartwright, 44. who was a telephone inspector for Western Electric for six years, died Thursday at the Veterans Hospital in Phoenix. Mr. Cartwright, 1828 W. Co-copah, was born in San Augustine. Texas, and came to Phoenix in 1932. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School and attended Arizona State College for two years. He was a World War II navy veteran. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 8 years before joining Western Electric. Survivors include his wife, Victoria June; a daughter. Shelia, a son. Grayson, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Cartwright. all of Phoenix; and one brother Gilbert D. Cartwright of Richmond, Calif. Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Bethel C. M. E. Church, 1306 W. Tonto. Friends may visit between 3 and 9 p.m. today at Webber and Sons Mortuary. 1641 E. Jefferson. Burial will be in Greenwocd Cemetery. nqui Uo GLENDALE - Rosary for Mrs. Anna V. r.onquillo, 71, who died "esterday in St. Luke's Hospital, will be said at 8:15 p.m. Tuesdav in the Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 5Cth Ave. Mass will be said at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, with burial in Resthaven Park Cemetery. Mrs. Ronouillo was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, moving to Arizona in 1919 and to Glen-dale in 1933. Surviving are her husband, Jose L.; two sons, Raul V. and Jose R. and a daughter. Mrs. Julia Arebalo. all of Glendale; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Walter H. Dinnnei SCOTTSDALE - Services for Walter H. Dimmei, 49, of 2301 N. 61st Place, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Road. Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Mr. Dimmei. who was born in Chicago, died Friday at his home. He moved to Scottsdale in 1967 and had been manager and a member of the Scottsdale Elks Club for two years until his retirement last year. He is survived by a brother. Charles F. of Mesa. Friends may call at the mortuary from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Audrey W. Moore Services for Mrs. Audrey W. Moore. 43, who died Fri day at Doctors Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mercer Mortuary. 1541 E. Thomas. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park. Mrs. Moore. 2210 N. 25th Place, came to Phoenix 16 years ago from her birth place, Roekford, 111. Survivors include her husband. Robert N. Sr.. three sons. Robert Jr.. Scott and Terrance. and one daughter. Geri Linn Moore, all of Phoenix: her mother Mrs. Nina Ryckman of Roekford; one brother. Beldon Ryckman Jr. of Phoenix: and two sisters out of state. Iluelene I. Taylor Services for Mrs. Huelene Brown Taylor, R, who died June 21 in her home at 213 S. 22 St.. will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. 1403 E. Madison. Burial will be in Greenwood C e m e t e r y. Arrangements have been made by Webber and Sons Mortuary, 1641 E. Jefferson. Mrs. Taylor, who was born in Gilmer, Tex., came to Phoenix from Longview, Tex., in 1949. Survivor s include one daughter Mrs. Dorothy Brown Warren of Los Angeles and eight brothers and two sisters out-of-state. Frank Arthur Mora TOLLESON - Rosary for Mr. Frank Arthur Mora. 48. who died Friday at his home, 9155 W. Taylor." will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center, lti'20 W. Washington. Mass will be at 9 am. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Church. 93rd Avenue and Pierce, Tolleson. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetcrv. Mr. Mora, a farm laborer, was born in Denver and came to Tolleson 12 years ago. Survivors include one son. Arthur Robert of Tolleson. and two brothers and three sisters out-of-state. Special exhibit al LB J library AUSTIN, Tex. iUPI) - An exhibit containing papers and artifacts collected during the careers of six presidents will open Wednesday at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library on the University of Texas campus in Austin." The exhibit, on the second floor of the LBJ library, is based on collections of the national archives and five presidential libraries. Visitors will see doodles made by President John F. Kennedy at the time of the Cuban missile crisis: a statement signed by President Harry Truman telling d the formation of the state of Israel: the original Southeast Asia collective defense agency, signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower: nnd a handwritten message addressed "for former naval person" from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill. Anna V. Iio Ex'Bcaile aided by British pee r Associated Press LONDON John Lennon has found an ally in his legal wrangle with the U.S. Immigration Service for permission to live in America Lord Harlech, former British ambassador in Washington. The peer has written to the U.S. authorities defending Lennon, the former Beatle. The immigration service has opposed Lennon's application to live permanently in the United States on the grounds of a drug conviction in London in 1968. Harlech expressed doubts that Lennon was guilty of possessing marijuana, although the singer pleaded guilty. He was fined 150 pounds, then worth $360. "'Leaving aside the question of whether he was in fact guilty, which now seems to be in doubt. I know personally of a number of cases in which such a conviction has not prevented the granting by t h e American authorities of a visa to enter the United States," Harlech wrote. He did not elaborate on his doubts about Lennon's guilt, and was not available for comment. The peer said of the former Beatle: "When the musical history of our times comes to be written there is no doubt that the name of John Lennon will be given a most important place in it." Harlech met Lennon at a society reception at the British Embassy in Washington in 1965 when the Beatles made their first tour of the United States. Harlech, 54, was ambassador in 1961-65. Since then he has been deputy leader of the opposition in the House of Lords and president of the British Board of Film Censors. Historic, old USS Vi asp leaves fleet Associated Press QUONSET POINT. R.I.-'I he aircralt carrier USS Wasp, which helped cripple Japan's sea muscle during World War II. was retired trom service yesterday and sent on its way to the scrap metal pile. About 400 former crewmen watched as the ship's commissioning pennant, union jack and American flag were hauled down, officially striking the Wasp from the register of the U.S. Navy. The 45-minutc decommissioning ceremony at Quonset Point Naval Air Station ended the 28-year career of the carrier, which also patrolled the blockade during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and picked up American astronauts when they splashed down from space flights. "With the passing of the Wasp." said Rear Adm. Joseph B. Tibbits. commander of the Newport Naval Base, "we see the end of an old generation of ships of the line in the carrier aviation community. Tomorrow will bring a new breed." The reunion of Wasp crewmen was organized by a former officer of the ship, John Roosevelt, son of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Wasp was worn out. Its propeller shafts were cracked from fatigue and it needed other repairs that the Navv felt would be too expensive to perform. Its powerless hulk will be towed to Boston in about a week, where it will be tied up at a Navy pier until a scrap yard buys it. The steel of the 41,000-ton vessel will likely be used to make razor blades. The ship, as high as a 23-story building and the length of three football fields, carried 5.000 sailors. Its four steam turbine engines could develop 150.000 horsepower. During World War II. the Waso fought in many major Pacific battles, including Iwo Jima. Guam, Wake Island and the Philippines. It recovered astronauts from five Gemini flights. CHAPEL NOT REQUIRED WASHINGTON iUPI) -The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled 2 to 1 that compulsory chapel attendance at the U.S. Military Academy is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion. Lutherans vow shuffle won't har eventual unity Associated DALLAS, Tex Assurances were given yesterday that a pr,Tposed- drastic overhaul in the structure of the Lutheran Church in America would not impede possibilities for eventual inter-Lutheran unity. This had emerged as a key question as delegates from across the country tackled the broad - scale reorganization plan, intended to clarify powers from top to bottom of the 3.2-million-member denomination. The recommendations would make for "increased constituency participation" and also give the national "leadership greater recognition" in its role, said the church's president, the Rev. Dr. Robert Marshall. It would make for a beginning." he said. 'fresh Thousands jam roads to festival United Press International GRANBY, Colo.-Thousands of youths walked along country roads previously blocked by local authorities yesterday toward a rendezvous with the Rainbow Family of Living Light and a four-day religious festival high in the Colorado Rockies. An estimated 6.000 youths camped near Strawberry Lake, a bog in a v alley near Granby and the site of the festival. About 4,000 of them had trekked into the area since Friday night, when Grand County commissioners unexpectedly pulled down the roadblocks set up last Sunday. The action came shortly after a Steamboat Springs district judge upheld the legality of the roadblocks, but authorities were worried about congestion in the small resort town. ' The situation was becoming intolerable at the staging area near G r a n b y." said county attorney Richard Douchette. He referred to the area where a temporary camp was erected by the thousands of persons rebuffed by the roadblocks. Douchette said because of favorable health reports, the county opened the roadblocks but stressed they reserved the right to close them again. The county roads leading to the head trails up to Strawberry Lake were opened to foot traffic only Friday, but the action permitted persons to hike up rugged mountain trails to the lake to join those already in the area. The Rainbow Family of Eugene, Ore., had expected a crowd of 144,000 persons. The prospect of thousands of youths coming to the area caused tensions in the community and prompted state officials to draw elaborate plans to prevent the festival. Those plans were temporarily scrapped Friday. The youths are also in the Strawberry Lake area in violation of an earlier court order saying health and sanitation standards were being violated. That has not been enforced. Watermelon spittiii title see to rookie goes United Press International PAULS VALLEY. Okla. -Tommy Felan. 15. a local rookie who practices with beans because there aren't watermelons, won the 1972 world watermelon seed spit-tin' championship yesterday firing a little black seed 45 feet in a light breeze. Felan's spit fell short of the world record spit set by Gary Archer, also of Pauls Valley, by seven feet. Archer, 33, watched calmly from the sidelines. He declined to enter the con.est, this year preferring to compete only if his record was threatened. The contest, held under the sanction of the World Champ-pionship Watermelon Seed Spittin' Contest Association, a legal corporation in Oklahoma, is presently under suit from a similar organization at Pawhuska, Okla.. to the north. Press However, the realignment of authority surfaced as a controversial issue, with some claiming it would centralize control at the top, and others insisting it would strengthen influence of ordinary members. On the question of whether the plan would handicap or help efforts toward wider Lutheran unity, the president of a sister Lutheran denomination said he was convinced it would not be a drawback. "My answer is no. I do not believe it would be a hindrance," said the Rev. Kent K n u t s o n. of Minneapolis, president of the 2.5-million -member American Lutheran Church. "On the whole, I see it as a step forward." he added. The ALC, along with the LCA. are two of three major branches of Lutheranism in the 2.8-m i 1 1 i o n - member this country, the third being Luthern Church - Missouri Synod. Dr. Knutson said his own denomination also faces action this fall on a major reorganization plan, and that there is "much that is parallel" between the two plans, despite some differences. A 15-member restructure commission of the LCA said in recommending the sweep-i n g reorganization of the church that it stands at "a crossroads" and failure to update the s t r u c t u r e would "risk atrophy and decay." The proposal would tighten up the denomination's operational arms and lines of decision, reducing its present 15 agencies to four and trimming the present biennial governing convention of about 7I'0 delegates to an annual legislature of 250. with three -year terms. The Rev. Dr. George For-ell. a University of Iowa theologian, said this would "aggravate the distinction of the powerlessness" of local churches and the "increasing power structure above them." However. Franklin K. Zimmerman of Indianapolis said the present uncoordinated state of the church, and large conventions of mostly inexperienced representatives, made for a lack of clear lines of responsibility. Paddlehoard champ off on 70-day trio United Press International HULL. Mass. Larry Ca-pune, a 29-year-old liteguard from Balboa Island, Calif,, shoved off from Nantasket Beach yesterday morning to begin paddling his 18-foot surfboard 2,250 miles down the Atlantic Coast to Miami, Fla. Barring mishap, he hopes to average 25 miles a day as he paddles with his arms and lies prone on his stomach on the surfboard. He had hoped to enlist the aid of a girl volunteer to meet him each night when he came ashore, but was unable to tind anyone willing to keep tabs on him during the planned 70-day trip. Capune wanted a girl, he said, because he finds them more dependable than men who he felt might not stick to it. The purpose of having someone meet him. he said, was to make sure he arrived at each destination and notify authorities if he failed to keep the rendezvous. The on-shore companion, driving a car. would also carry his provisions. In order to cope with his lack of "companionship," Capune attached a watertight sack to his surfboard containing personal provisions and "plenty of vitamins." The current trip is designed to set a record for paddling, surpassing the 942 miles he paddled down the East Coast in 38 days in 1965. He has made several lengthy trips off California, including 557 miles in 16 days from San Francisco to New-prot Beach. Part of the reason for this trip, he said, is to express his individuality in a "positive, exciting and socially accepti-. ble manner" to counter the adverse criticism college students have experienced recently. His desire is to establish what he calls a "wet alii -ance" that would see groups of young people taking pad-dieboaiti trips. 2 are saved from rapids by torn raft United Press International SILVERTON, Colo. - Three young men from Texas who didn't know their rubber raft was carrying them toward certain death on the Animas River got lucky yesterday. Their raft punctured. "They got quiie a way down but not near the rapids." said La Plata County deputy sheriff Jim Holland. "Evidently they just didn't know. It's just impossible to make that river. They lucked out." Michael Green and Bill Wilson, both 22. and a 21-year-old identified only as "Rick," left Silverton early Friday and were reported overdue and missing 10 hours later by two girl companions. All were from Fort Worth, Tex. Their route would have taken them through a deadly combination of rapids, logjams and whirlpools 15 miles north of Durango, a stretch that killed two Colorado youths earlier this year. "I've seen that section of the river from a helicopter and it's rough," said Barry Birr of Durango. "River experts say no living thing can get through there alive during the spring runoff. If they'd got down in there they'd be dead today." Birr called the deflated raft, "the luckiest thing that ever happened to them." The youths punctured the raft shortly before the rough water began. A passenger on a narrow gauge train saw them walking out of the area carrying the raft. Family MD on way bach, school saxs Associated Press ANN ARBOR. Mich. - The family physician, once the vanishing breed of American medicine, is making a comeback, according to the University of Michigan. Formerly the victim of specialization, the general prac-tioner is riding a growing surge of popularity and now has new credentials as a specialist in family medicine, according to the university. Dr. Joseph Fisher of Chelsea, president of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, said efforts to attract more medical students into family medicine have met with amazing success. At the same time, Fisher said, there has been a vast expansion of continuing education courses for physicians already practicing family medicine. To meet the demand, for example, the University of Michigan department of post-graduate medicine has added a new series of courses in the past three years, with the topics chosen by the doctors themselves. Three years ago. Fisher said, a survey of senior medical students at the university indicated only 17 per cent were interested in family medicine. Now, he added, the figure is near 30 per cent and climbs to 40 per cent in most nieuicai scnoois wnen junior classes are counted. Contest winner downs .1 pounds of boiled shrimp FREEPORT, Tex. (AP) -Shorty Conady of Freeport won the 2nd annual shrimp eating festival yesterday by downing five and seven-eights pounds of the cold boiled delicacy. Conaday, who also picked up $75 for peeling and downing the most shrimp in one hour, said he owed it all to his wife's special sauce he brought from home and used for dunking. Neil Petite of Freeport had eaten over six pounds of shrimp and looked like the winner but with a minute to go he became sick and judges disqualified him. Jo Anne Hoss of Freeport, last year's winner who downed five and a half pounds for the championship was at the contest but did not participate. She said she spent her $75 prize last year on doctor bills and now has an allergy to shrimp. The contest was part of a fishing fiesta and shrimp festival sponsored by the Free-port Jaycees.

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