Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on June 2, 1965 · Page 7
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Hoosier Rescued from Cave By JAMES BAPIS SALT LAKE CITY (UPI)—A university student, hauled from the nation's deepest vertical cave in a dramatic "push-pull" rescue by a crack team of spelunkers, remained in critical condition today. James Dowling, 22, a University of California graduate student from Connersville, Ind., was semi-conscious, suffering from shock, fatigue and bruises, when removed from Neff's Cave late Monday night. He was placed in an intensive care unit at a Salt Lake City hospital. "He seems to be responding to treatment," hospital attendants reported. They said he had talked briefly about his rescue and was told his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dowling, were expected to arrive momentarily from Indiana. Dowling and two other UC students, John Wood, 23, and Paul Gerhard, 22, both of Bladensburg, Md., entered the cave Sunday morning. Dowling became trapped the following morning during the ascent, at about 400 feet from the surface. Drop of 100 Feet The 1,170-foot deep cave, located in the Wasatch Mountains on the southeast outskirts of the city, has a 2 foot wide opening with the largest cavern estimated at 40 feet. Dowling was unable to climb from the cave's "great pit" which has a sheer drop of' more 'than 100 feet. "The first inkling of 'trouble .came' when Jim started slowing down," said Wood, who was climbing ahead of Dowling with Gerhard. "Then he complained his legs were troubling him. Unable to assist Dowling, Wood and Gerhard wentjojng VOTERS "CHOSE" WARSAW (UPI) - Communist officials said today 96.8 per cent of Poland's 19.5 million voters cast ballots in Sunday's national elections. There was little choice in the voting. A single list of candidates for 460 parliamentary seats was on the ballot. surface where a three-man University of Utah team was waiting. They reached Dowling after he had dangled for eight hours in. his shoulder harness, moved him to a ledge and returned to the surface. The rescue team,. which included a physician and climbers who previously had explored the cave,..then.began the arduous evacuation of Dowling. He was wrapped in a sleeping bag which was dragged by a chain rope while some of the rescuers pushed. ''The interior of tile cave has needle sharp outcroppjngs—like little knife blades," said one rescuer, Alex Kelner. "Some were so sharp that Dowling's sleeping bag left a trail of feathers." ENGLISH PAPER STOCKHOLM (UPI) — Sweden's first English language daily newspaper "Scandinavia Daily News," was published here Tuesday. The paper is intended to inform tourists and visiting businessmen about economic affairs in Scandinavia. . I— 2.1965 WWII! Reading Pays WINDSOR, Vt. (UPI) David L. Hackey, 22, read himself out of prison. Serving a two-to-three-year sentence for driving a car without the owner's consent, Hackey was assigned to work in the prison library. 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