Eureka Humboldt Standard from Eureka, California on April 12, 1962 · Page 7
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Eureka Humboldt Standard from Eureka, California · Page 7

Eureka, California
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Thursday, April 12, 1962
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Giants Have Six Foreign-Borns MEW YORK (L'PI) - Baseball, toia of Hie. Detroit Tigers wa "I" TM 11 ^,TM e l 1 lTM.^ 1 . ma -! M born in Ila 'y ' and Poland's .repre sentative is Moe Drabowsky ! the Cincinnati Re'us. The San Francisco Giants lea be so All-American after all. A check of the playing rosters of the 20 major league baseball learns shows a total of 51 foreign- horns in big league livery. Cuba leads with 17, while Puerto Hico has 11 representatives and the Dominican Republic has 9. In fact, a total of 42 of the 51 foreign-borns come from the Caribbean area. The ither Caribbean countries represented are Venezuela 2, and 1 'each from the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands and Panama. Canada has 7 major league players while the other two come from Poland and Italy. Reno Ber- all teams in foreign-born player with six, while Minnesota Twin have five and the St. Loui Cardinals, Kansas City Athletic and New -York Mets have fou each. The Reds, Philadelphi Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates an Cleveland Indians h a v e , thre each. Helicopters are credited wit nearly 10,000 evacuations an rescues of. Allied troops durin the Korean conflict. EXTRA SPECIAL FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ' (FRIDAY ONLY] COOKIE SALE Includes Sugar, Lemon, Peanut Butter, Walnut, Chocolate Chip, Spiced Cashew and Mint. Come and get 'em. Only Yes, Hot Cross Buns Fresh Daily Order Your Special Easter Bakery needs now. MODERN CARE SHOP - IN MYRTLETOWNE 1666 Myrtle Avenue Eureka HI 2-6051 Half A Century Gone By Since Titanic Loss; Woman Recalls 'Song Of Death' EDITOR'S NOTE: A half- century ago, the heralded British liner Titanic sank on its maiden voyage with a loss of more than 1,500 lives. Among the few still-living survivors is Mrs. Margaret Schwarzenbach, who as a young Swiss girl made the lil-fatcd crossing. Her vivlii recollections of the death of the "unsinkablc" Titanic are retold in the following dispatch. By JACK V. FOX United Press International SOUTH NOR W A L K , Conn (UPI) -- Across,the span of 50 years, a handsome old lady turned her memory back to the sinking of the great ocean liner Titanic and sought to recall the single most vivid recollection of that distant night. Mrs. Margaret Schwarzenbach, now 72, was then a vivacious Swiss girl crossing to America for her first time on the maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" British ship in April, 1912. "It is not the sights I remem- )er best," she said slowly, "but a sound. "It was the wailing of those left aboard in those last minutes when the Titanic went down. It wasn't a screaming, not a shouting. It was an eerie, moaning noise. I recall some Shubert phrase -- 'A wailing over :he water--a song of death.' " Mrs. Schwarzenbach, whose large home on exclusive Wilson oint here overlooks the waters of Long Island Sound, remembers, too, her joy when a British officer let her father into her life)oat after he had said farewell tears and called out, "Auf Weidersehn." And she recalls with a smile .hat none of her family would ikely have survived had she not )een "the most seasick girl on the Titanic." Trip Is Reward Mrs. Schwarzenbach then was Miss Margaret Freulichen, 22, ol Zurich, Switzerland, daughter of wealthy silk manufacturer and importer. The trip was her reward for a fine showing in school But the sailors said, 'Ladies examinations. "The first evening out everyone was gay and happy," she recalled. "But that night I became seasick. So did my mother. We were in adjoining cabins and for the next three days we just lay in our bunks, knocking occasionally to each other through the wall. 1 The night of the sinking, she felt better for the first time. She had dressed in a wool suit anc sweater, eaten some supper anc immediately became nauseous again. She fell off to sleep and then through the wall heard her mother cry out: "A collision!" The girl, her mother and father went up loathe covered^deck just ti | -,)] lhey cou i,j SC6 were thc rows of lighted portholes of the below the boat deck. She recalls a Swiss banker friend joked with ter: "Ah, Miss Freulichen, it takes an iceberg to get you on deck. 1 Mrs. Schwarzenbach said that within minutes she became violently seasick again. Her father was furious and told her she couldn't be sick at a time like that. , Return To Cabin "I told him, 1 don't care. I'm almost goiig back to my cabin.' They went with me and it saved our iives. When we got there the Engish stewardess was standing in the hall and father asked if there was danger. "The girl said. 'Yes, sir, there is. Take your lifejackets and go to the boat deck.' "I remember the steward was as a sheet. But you know the English. He said to me, 'Don't be afraid, Miss. Remember all can't sink.' He was drowned that night." When they reached the boat deck, she said, "two fat sailors" ifted her mother into a lifeboat if and then hoisted her in alongside. "My father started instinclive- 'The boat was not at all full first, Sir. 1 Father moved back and called out, 'Auf weidersehn! 'Then they started to lower us with only women in the lifeboa and still plenty of room. One enc stuck and \ve were hanging craz ily there so they pulled us up again. "I started screaming for father and tried to get back on deck. Other women began calling to husbands and sons and sudden ly a British officer said: 'Let the men in. Make haste.' I was never so happy in all my life." Boat Pulls Away They pulled away quickly from the stricken liner into the blackness of the bitterly cold night un- [real ship. "We just stared at it and I remember my mother suddenly said. 'I've been counting the port- lole rows and there's one less.' " Suddenly, there was a terrible noise over the water as tile great ship engines broke loose from theii moorings and the Titanic tilted into the air and made a terrible plunge forward. "It was during these moments .hat we heard the awful wailing," Mrs. Schwarzenbach said. "There was little to see. Occasionally you would see a match flicker on as a- man lighted a cigarette." After the ship had gone down, there was silence and then the cries of doom rose again from those left in the water. "I wanted to go for them," she standing in the hall. He was pale said. "My father told me to remember I was not in the moun- .ains. In Switzerland, when there is an accident in the mountains. .hose compartments. The ship you must go to the rescue. It is .he code. But my father told me :o remember the two British sai- ors in the boat were in charge. But we should have gone to them. rVc could have saved more." Not much later those in the lifeboat saw the lights of what ly to follow us," she recalled.proved later to be the freighter Californian. They screamed unison toward the boat but passed on. 'Then dawn came," Mr Schwarzenbach recalled. "It WL a fantastic sight. We were su rounded by icebergs. They wci on all sides and they were a pin color in the morning sun. But s many of them. The owners that ship -- how over-confidci they were." The girl and her parents wei picked up that morning by th liner Carpathia. In their boat ha been a honeymoon couple -- th only one of 11 newlywed coupli aboard the Titanic to survive. The next year, Miss Freuliche herself was married to a youn Swiss man living in New Yor In subsequent years she an ber husband made many cros ings with their three children fore his death in 1935. "it never made me afraid the ocean," Mrs. Schwarzenbac said. "In the last years I hav made the crossings by airplan It is not that I worry going b but a plane gets you ther Faster. And nothing is much lom Her than being by yourself on voyage." Does she think often of the T ;anic? "Oh, yes," she said. "It wa .he one supreme, unforgettabl moment of my life. But I thin of many more things. "I think of this flight aroun tlie world that Colonel Glen made. That was the opposite o .he Titanic. I prayed and I crie that he would make it. What wonderful thing it was." WILD WINDS Vast energy of the Gulf Stream and other Atlantic currents come argely from trade winds that bio- almost constantly toward the equa or. Deflected westward by th earth's rotation, thesse winds driv equatorial waters with them I legin huge circular swirls whici are clockwise in the North A antic and counterclockwise in tin South Atlantic. ^A^^/^/na^^/^o/^^^^^^ y We are marking Cadillac's sixty years as the Standard of the World with a special display of the superb 1962 Cadillac--truly the Masterwork of the Motoring Age. We sincerely hope you will find time to visit with us and give this elegant motor car your most critical appraisal. And we will be most happy to have you take a revelation drive in the "car of cars." Our entire personnel will be at your service. L · -^-^--~^-~ *~i APRIL 12-14 · 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. COURTESY MOTOR SALES 7TH AND "G" STREETS · EUREKA, CALIFORNIA IWMBOLDT ST/lND/lRDThursday, April 12, 1962, P. 7 j FRSGIDAERE R E F R I G E R A T O R S H o m e m a k e r r a t e d f o r k i t c h e n beauty, v a l u e a n d d e p e n d a b i l i t y ! 13.24 cu. ft. 2-DOOR WITH BIG TRUE FREEZER There's no defrosting ever in ihe roomy refrigerator section, with full widih, fui| depth shelves and twin porcelain enamel hydra tors lo store fresh fruit and vegetables. More room for frozen foods in the spacious 100 pound zero zone freezer with separate insulated door with storage. Refrigerator door storage, too, for tall bottles, mill; cartons, eggs and butter. It's a new low price for this value packed refrigerator-freezer with "that Frigidaire touch! Model ID-I3T-62. White House Furniture/Appliances Americana Shop, 3rd H, Eureka 1062 G Street, Arcata

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