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112 DAILY NEWS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1961 Terry Jo to Try Her Land Legs Menu Will Be Turkey, No Tragedy Talk Miami, Nov. 22 said today that Terry Jo Duperrault would be permitted to leave her hospital bed tomorrow. But it will be a bleak Thanksgiving for the little girl, orphaned by To guard against adding to her gloom, there will be no mention of the tragedy that claimed the lives of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Duperrault of Green Bay, her brother, Brian, 14, and a sister, Rene, 7.

Chooses Her Dinner Hospital authorities let 11-yearold Terry Jo put in an order today for what she wanted for her holiday dinner. She selected fresh fruit cup, roast turkey, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, baked acorn squash, molded cranberry salad, roll and butter, pumpkin pie and milk. The Coast Guard and FBI were investigating the sinking which only Terry Jo and the Bluebelle's captain. Julian Harvey, 45, survived Harvey's wife, Mary Dene, 34, also was lost. Harvey committed suicide less than 24 hours after he learned that Terry Jo was alive and had been found bobbing in the open Atlantic on a life raft.

Harvey himself was picked the day following the Sinking by a tanker. Harvey Letter Received A registered letter posted by Harvey st Bimini arrived today for the owner of the Bluebelle, Harold S. Pegg of Hollywood, Fla. Authorities hoped it would shed some light on the mystery. But Coast Guard Capt.

R. F. Barber, who opened the letter, said it contained only a brief note from Harvey and Dr. Duperrault's check in payment of the charter fee. The FBI was investigating the "remote possibility" that Harvey had a criminal -conspirator who was not aboard the ketch.

The theory was that Harvey might never have intended to be rescued by a merchant ship, planning instead to rendezvous with another small boat in a conspiracy to collect on a $50,000 double indemnity life insurance policy on himself as well as a $20,000 double indemnity policy on his wife. Spoke of It Only Once Te date, Terry Jo has spoken only once of her family and the 81 hours of terror she endured. That was to Coast Guard investigators. Her story indicated that Harvey, a former Air Force comhat pilot who had married five times, had slain the other passengers and abandoned the little girl on the scuttled vessel. A big, blonde doll made the hospitalized girl smile today.

It was a gift from the crew of the tanker Captain Theo, which picked up Terry Jo after she spent three and one half days on a tiny life (CPI Telefoto) Terry Jo Dupperault fondly holds picture of Greek freighter, Captain Theo, which rescued her from the Atlantic. raft. The sailors bought the doll for $94.74. (Other picture on page 1) Terry Jo Will Live With Wisconsin Kin Green Bay, Nov. 22 -When Terry Jo Duperrault is released from a Miami hospital next week, she will go to live temporaily with an aunt, uncle and grandmother in suburban De Pere.

The family has three childrenTerry Jo's cousins Greg, 13; Jeff, 11. and Danny 8. They live in a nice home, similar to Terry Jo's own in Green Bay, beside the Fox River. "It is a family in similar economic circumstances and much like Terry Jo's." Colburn G. Cherney, attorney for Terry Jo's father's estate, said tonight.

The aunt and uncle who will take Terry Jo are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scheer. Terry Jo's grand- lives with them. Court Will Decide Sometime later, Cherney said, a Green Bay court will appoint a permanent guardian for Terry Jo, taking the girl's wishes into account.

In addition to the Scheers, she has another aunt and uncle in Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Duperrault, who also have children about Terry Jo's age. Fritz Duperrault and Mrs. Scheer flew to Miami when their neice was found bobbing in the Atlantic on a tiny life raft--the only survivor of her family--and have remained at her side.

Brown County Judge John Kehoe will hold a hearing Dee. 19 to inventory the estate of Terry Jo's parents. Tells How Mike Loved His Boat had bought with sea shells. Shells are prized for shaving and carving. Usually, though, tobacco is the currency.

The natives learned to smoke a few years ago, Now they want tobacco, the roll-yourown stuff, and it comes from Indonesia. Trouble in the Land had also brought in few axes for exchange. Give a native an ax, and he's a king. The ax is his sceptre. And if you have enough (human) skulls, you're quite a man." Father Mischke said Michael had talked about what he could de to improve the social and economic status of the natives, who until a few years ago practiced cannibalism.

"We hit it off, right away. He said he had asked the Rockefeller Foundation whether it would spend some money there. "But he was told the foundation had a project like that going Capital Circus By TED LEWIS and their families finally some action. It officially reservists on active duty grounds or if they perform in civilian life, such as police force. Defense Department memorandum But it was the first time any the thousands of complaints from that have been snowballing in the last month.

This Pentagon action, however, is important and a Thanksgiving Day break for confused reservists, uncertain about how long they must remain on active duty, upset over training camp conditions and doubtful that the Berlin crisis is serious enough to warrant their being called up. It is important because it means that other questions posed by reservists are likely to be answered officially. There is already talk that a clear-cut explanation from Secretary of Defense McNamara will be forthcoming concerning why it was necessary to call up 155,000 reservists in the first place. There also is reported in the works an official statement to the effect that equipment shortages, which have raised hob with reservists' morale, are being ironed out. Some men called to active duty have found the units morale problem among stirred the Pentagon spelled out a procedure can get out on family essential community working in a fire depart- was confined only to one official notice has been reservists and their wives Secretary McNamara Expected to clear the fog to which they were assigned lacked trucks, tanks, guns, etc.

As for the big question- -how long will we be on active duty? -not even McNamara can give a firm answer. That does not mean he will not try to give official guidance. It might even be better if he just explained that no promise can be made as to when they will start going home and so they and their families had best plan on a year- -the present statutory limit. What Seems Obvious Becomes Obscure explanations will pretty much state what has The forthcoming obvious to the Pentagon--and apparently to President Kenseemed From the flood of letters reaching the Administration, it is nedy. realized that what is obvious here is not obvious to many renow servists and their families.

For example, just because the Berlin crisis seems to have slowed demands are increasing to have the reservists released. This down, is on the wrong assumption that the military manpower buildup ordered last August was solely because of Berlin. Kennedy explained in his July 25 "crisis" message to Congress that a rush manpower buildup, particularly in conventional war forces, was required, not only because of Berlin but to meet any cold war crisis in any part of the world. Not necessarily this year, either. But the impression got around that but for Berlin, there would have been no buildup.

So, when it appeared that the Berlin crisis had softened, hopeful families started expecting that reservists might even be home by Christmas. The President, as the nation's leader, has been strangely silent on this subject since July 25, although some of his advisers thought the public should be updated. It would have made considerable sense for Kennedy to have chosen the night before Thanksgiving to set families straight. But instead of a "fireside chat," such as F. D.

R. probably would have given. the President contented himself with the usual Thanksgiving Day proclamation about how we should all be grateful for "the blessings of faith and health and for the imperishable spiritual gifts of love and The Old Army Way of Doing Things (Continued from page 3) in Indonesia and didn't want to start one in Dutch New Guinea, just now. The Indonesians and tne Dutch don't get along too Father Mischke said that when he arrived at the village of Ewer, two days after Mike had gone north, "I was toid that the native chief had warned him to leave for his own safety. There had been trouble among the natives and the chief didn't want anything to nappen to Mike and his companion." Started for Interior It was around Nov.

1 that young Rockefeller left the last Crosier mission at Jamish and pushed into the interior toward the Keenok area in search of art. and Wassink went by catamaran." the priest said. "This is the only way you can travel, for it is all swamp land with rivers criss-crossing. huts are built on stilts. You just cut down a big pole, push it erect, and a native gets on top and jumps up and down with his feet--that's pile-driving.

Only One Store are no roads in the area. Not a car, nor a jeep. The only store is a tiny trading post run by two Chinese at Agats and it's serviced when a freighter happens to arrive for ironwood timber. "Most natives are naked. Clothing is prized if it's colored, only as an ornament.

Fishhooks and a fish line are in high demand. Crocodiles are always a threat." The last known cannibalism, Father Mischke said, occurred a few years ago in a village of 1,400. "There were 30 overnight guests from a neighboring village. They were celebrating the birthday of the Queen of Holland. They celebrated too well, for by morning all 30 guests had been eaten." well I From the Capital Circus mailbag's letters from reservists: "In your column Capital Circus dated Nov.

14, you quoted a few reservists who are complaining about being activated. "At this time, I would like to give you an insight into our 'wonderful world of Previous to my activation, I was a secondary teacher in a Midwestern state. The subjects I taught ineluded mathematics, science, English and social studies. "During October, I received orders to report as an IBM operator here at Andrews Air Force Base. I wrote numerous letters explaining that 1 did not hold an AFSC (Air Force Specialty Classification) for IBM operator in the Air Force.

The replies told me that, because I was an IBM operator in 1955 as a civilian, I qualified. "Andrews was overcrowded, so they proceeded to send us to quarters at Bolling Air Force Base, 10 miles away. Thus, we became commuters each day. to work we go' is a line from the fantasy picture "Snow and that is what our work -fantasy. About ten of us were recalled to run IBMs.

There is only one difficulty--we don't have any IBM machines to run! "Evidently, we were recalled to run imaginary ones and thus save the taxpayers the expense of renting them. This seems logical." (Name withheld on request.) From Cpl. Alan W. Fulmer, Fort Devens, "No one has even had the decency to tell us or our families just how long we have to put up with this second disruption in our lives for the sake of the military. One point you might like to tell some of the Democrats about is that when the President's face appeared in a training film the other day, he was so loudly booed that the company commander had to call the men to attention to quiet them down.

"I know in my direct family alone there are a dozen votes that he got this last time that he and many other Democrats from now on will, never get again.".

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