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Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 50

Corpus Christi, Texas
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Thursday, April 15, 1976
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2F CORPUS CHRIST) TIMES, Thurs., Apr. 15,1976 Brother is missing in red tape cloud \ By GABY PETTU8 PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Meeh- elle (Kurowska) Borel, a 25-year-old native of South England, for 10 years has been stymied by a maze of mystery and bureaucratic red tape in her attempts to locate her adopted brother. Christopher Kurowski hasn't seen his adopted parents since the early '50s when, as a 7- year-old, he caught an English ship bound for the United States. Christopher Stanlslaw Tadeusz Kurowski was born in Innsbruck, Austria, and transferred to an orphanage in Bar- teta, Italy. There he was adopted by Mechelle's Polish-born parents, Apolinary and Helena Kurowski, who took him with them to England. On Oct. 30, 1946, the family arrived in Dover, England. Two years after Meche!te was born, 7-year-old Christopher embarked on a sea journey to the land of opportunity -- more specifically, Detroit, Mich. -- with the Stanley Buga- yeski family, intimates of an Italian- based ambassador, who made the arrangements for the trip. The Kurowskis were to follow them a month later. Mrs.Kurowska (the "i" changes to an "a" for the female designation) changed her mind. No word came from the Bugayeskis in America. "They could have told my brother any kind of story" to persuade him that that was the way it was supposed to be, reflects Mrs. Borel. ' So what did the Kurowskis do? "Because my parents didn't understand (English), they couldn't do anything," recalls Mrs.Borel. "These people were supposed to let them know the address and keep in contact.... My parents could not do much on their own -- they couldn't speak Eng- lish; my father could say 'good morning,' 'good night,' he could say bad words...but they (her father's employers) would call me from school to translate what my father was talking about." At 16 years old, Mrs. Borel began her own efforts to locate her brother by contacts in the American consulate in London, the American Red Cross and other agencies. She discovered a lead in 1968 when the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization told her that Christopher had been drafted into the Army during the Vietnam conflict and that he had been going by an assumed name, Stan Smith. That information was the only break she got, for a letter Mrs.Borel sent to "Stan Smith" in care of the U.S. Army, returned to her -- with the pictures that accompanied the letter. And now Christopher's name, birth date, birthplace and the date he immigrated to the States is the only information she can offer about her lost brother. She met her husband Larry Borel in Italy a few years ago when Borel was in the U.S. Navy. In their subsequent move to Pascagcula, the Navy lost the letter of reply Mrs. Borel received from the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization. In 1973 the searchers began grasping for straws. Since her daughter discovered Christopher's reported alias, Helena Kurowska has steadily convinced herself that her adopted son and the American tennis player of that name are one in the same. The similarities -- age, army association, name, etc. -- prompted Mrs. Borel to write a letter of inquiry three years ago to Stan Smith. In care of Wimbtedon. The letter returned unanswered. Spring comes to St. Louis Students and Instructors at Washington University In St. Louis took advantage of a spring afternoon Monday as the temperature rose Into the 60s. The warmup followed a morning low of 27 -- just 3 degrees above the record low for that date. Your Best Tastes Better With TCXAS FRENCH DRESSING Combine the following in a far. Shake vigorously. 1 can tomato soup f cup salad oil t/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup SPEAS Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tsp. pepper (scant) 1 clove garlic 1 large onion-grated 3 tsp. prepared mustard 1 (^.Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. salt Makes 1 quart. FREE VINEGAR RECIPE BOOK. WrltsSpsasCompeny MOO Nicholson Avs.. Kansas City. Missouri 64120 " i / ? , *~/*b£ * * 2 t ^ " "*%£ S^^ 1 ^^ 3 ^^- ·' TO PROVE TO YOU WHITE CLEANS AS WELL AS WHITE GIANT SIZE NET WT. 49 OZS. (3 LBS. 1 OZ.) A 49-QUNCE BOX FREE when you buy a box at tegular shelf price. The normal shelf price on White King "D" is considerably less than Tide, Cheer or Fab. And laboratory tests have proven it does just as good a cleaning job. Now you can prove it f r your- seSf. Take this coupon to your grocer and get a-49-ounce box of White King "D" free when you purchase a box at the regular low shelf price. One box of White King "D" contains enough detergent for about 16 wash loads and once you try White King "D", you'll never go back to paying high prices for detergents again. P I I I I I STORE COUPON BUY 1 BOX OF WHITE KING "D' AND GET 1 BOX FREE COUPON VALUE: Not to exceed $1.20 Wiltt Klnfl or " It " t " d While King Inc., P.O. Box 1846, Clinton, Iowa 52732 WHITE KING D I 1 I I J

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