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St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri · Page 16

St. Louis, Missouri
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Wednesday, May 20, 1953
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Wed.. May 20, 1953 ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Reporter Sees St. Louisan's Fatal Parachute Plunge Into Ocean Writer Had Made Plans to Interview Lt. Richard C. Clinite Aboard Carrier. By JOHN J. CASSERLY ON AN ISLAND OFF NORTH KOREA, May 13 (delayed) (INS) Death walked into the little Island in North Korea today, tapped me on the shoulder and whispered a few words and was (one. We were drinking a cup of hot coffee Second Lt. Jim Day of Barstow, Calif., and I and were talking about some of the marines we knew who died on Outpost Vegas a few months ago. Suddenly a man shouted: "Parachute over the Island." We ran to the tent opening and raced to the crest of a hill. There he was up about 10,000 feet, maybe wore jockeying in his chute and pitching at crazy angles in the high wind. 1 watched his Pantherjet crash In the water to our rieht. The piine bobbed up and down for about 10 seconds and then its tail slipped down and disap-. peared. "She's Dead." ' Day, 28-year-old winner of four purple hearts, said, "She's dead." The high wind carried the man In the chute far out from the island. ' It looked like he was fighting the wind all the way. It was almost suppertlme and I remembered I had promised to coffee and talk about the war with two Navy flyers Lt. (jg) Robert R. King, 25, of Po-mona, Calif., and Lt. (jg) Richard C. Clinite, 27, of Kirkwood, Mo. aboard the carrier Princeton. But orders came and I was shipped to this little island far behind the Communist lines just off the coast of North Korea. Two United States Navy destroyers plowed through the rough teas heading out to rescue the falling flyer. After a long while, the white flap of the swaying! FROM MIEHR DEPT. Thirty-Day Dismissal Notices Sent Out After Cut in Budget. chute faded and disappeared from sight. We heard later the destroyers were too late. The pilot was found floating on the water-dead. His name, an officer said, was Lt. (j.g.) Richard C. Clinite of Kirkwood, Mo. "No!" "Yes," the Navy officer said and turned away. "We were going to have coffee together," I said, and the officer turned to listen. "We had a date aboard the carrier. It was in Room 124 right at this time today! "So you see," I said, "that man parachuting over the island couldn't have been Clinite. He's waiting for King and me right now in Room 124 on the Princeton." "I Wrote About Him." There was a long pause and the officer looked away. I said: "I just wrote a slory about him and King about a plane they flew called the Blue Tail Fly." "The man's name was Richard C. Clinite," the officer repeated. (A Navy announcement said Lt. Clinite was dead when his body was picked up by the destroyer Samuel N. More. Ihe announcement said stiff winds kept Lt. Clinite from collapsing his parachute after he hit the water, and the billowing parachute kept a helicopter from picking him up.) The news of Lt. Clinlte's death was published last Friday in the Post-Dispatch. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Wendell B. Clinite, 1027 Curran avenue, Kirkwood, and by his wife and two young daughters . of Mountain View. Calif. Lt. Clinite was a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. His father died two years ago. WASHINGTON, May 20 (AP) The bad news that their jobs are being abolished has reached 2098 employes of the Interior Department by today, officials said. The 30 -day dismissal notices went out to headquarters here and to scattered field offices when deep cuts in the department budget 'appeared certain. Fnrmer President Truman rec- nmmonHcd S607.251.400. Presl dent Eisenhower $484,363,000, but the House voted s4ub,i.ju,-343. Department spokesmen said some of the dismissed employes might be retained if Congress provided more funds. The department had 56,178 employes March 31. Hardest hit department agency was the reclamation bureau, which lost 1182 employes. Other cuts: Bureau of Mines 650 in the synthetic fuels installations at Louisiana, Mo.; Bruce-ton, Pa.j Morgantown, W. Va.; Laramie, Wyo., and Gorgas, Ala. Fish and wild life service 152 here and in the field. Secretary McKay is giving notice to 60 workers in his own office, with the status of clerical help yet undecided. Dismissal notices are going to 54 workers in the Defense Electric Power Administration, which will be abolished June 30. Change In Centennial Pageant. The centennial pageant commemorating the formation of Central High School wilMbe held at 8:30 p.m. June 3 at Public Schools Stadium, Natural Bridge avenue aud Kingshighway; Robert R. Big-gar, president of the school's Alumni Association, announced. He said the pageant previously had been announced for today at 8 cm. in Kiel Auditorum. 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