Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 26, 1973 · Page 18
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18 Gdlisbuf^ Thursdoy, April 26, 1973 Bkydivers Collide in Air, Fall to Death on Campus • TEMPE, Afi2. (UPl) - Two tkydlvers from a college ptrachute dUb died Wednesday vhen they smacked into each other at 2,500 feet and drifted beneath their open chutes onto the camihis, where one body crashed into a parked car and •the other landed iii a tree, f*' The dead viete Karl Swenson Hind Adrian Moffet, both 20, Members of the Sun Devil Sport ll^arachute Club at Arizona Itate University. They were part of a 10-man group of jumpers putting on a demonstration over the cam pus. With colored smoke flares attached to their boots, the group free fell from 12,500 feet, and the group formed a star, the jumpers joining hands in a circle, then breaking apart to open their parachutes. Jumper Pierre Boehm said that as Swenson's chute billowed above him, the opening shock swung him into Moffet. The two hung limp beneath theh" open chutes, the other jumpers said. With no guidance from the jumpers, the chutes drifted on the wind. Swenson's body landed in a tree about a block from their target, an open field behind the old gymnasium in the center of the campus. Moffet's body slammed into a car in a parking lot. "I saw he was unconscious, so I ran to grab him and break his fall, but I didn't do a good job," said student Stephen Wright, who tried to catch Moffet. "His momentum carried him so that he knocked me down into the car. He hit the car face first." The star formations are considered a test of skill and daring by sport parachutists. The jumpers are travelling at speeds in the neighborhood of 200 miles per hour as they make contact with each other. In breaking away from the formation, the jumpers must "fly" their bodies to sufficient distances from each other to avoid collisions when they open heir chutes and reduce speed abruptly, like cars slamming on heir brakes on a superhighway. Swenson, a junior from Humboldt, Ariz., was president of the club and had made more than 300 jumps. Moffet, a freshman from Phoenix, had made more than 100 jumps, club members said. Chinese Journalists to Tour Um YORK (UPl) - The pie American Society of Neiwpaper Da Editors annotinced Wediiesday that 20 journalists from China will tour the United States for three we^s beginning May 15. The Oiinese delegation will be led by Chu MuH;hih, director of Hsinhua, the Chinese news agency. The group also will I include editors from the Peo- le's Daily and Kuang Ming lly, both of Peking, and editors from Shanghai and Canton. The group Is scheduled to visit New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Denver and Honolulu. Their tour follows a visit to China last fall by members from ASNE. I mt I After the Fall An Arizona State University campus policeman attempts to give aid to Carl Swenson, 20, Humboldt, ^iz., who was one of two parachutists killed yesterday following a mid-ah* collision. UNIFAX Computer Flubs, Gifts Shower Woman Paper Drive Set By Scout Troop At New Windsor NEW WINDSOR - Members of the New Windsor Girl Seoul Troop will hold a paper drive April 30 starting at 3:30 p.m Books and magazines collected will be donated to the New Windsor Haybumers 4-H Club for use in a Project Christian Concern program for Appalachian residents. Troop members will also have a booth at the Scout-a-Whir! April 28 at the Rock Island Armory. Winola Junior High School students will exhibit projects in a science fair at the schoo April 30. Entries will be judged at p.m. Trophies will be awarded for the best projects entered by sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Exhibits will be open to the public from 2:30-4 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. LEICESTER, England (UPI) — The computer that wronged Mrs. Sylvia Logan seems to be trying to make good—with a vengeance. Seven weeks ago, Mrs. Logan purchased two dresses and a pair of carpet shears from a mail order firm. But the firm's computer made a mistake and sent her three dresses and a carpet shampooer. Mrs. Logan returned the items and eventually received the correct order. But since then, the computer has been showering her with gifts. First, a dozen earthenware bowls and a big set of cutlery arrived at her home. Then came a power lawnmower. came garden shears, and a pair of men's Then sheets shoes. "We've stacked the goods in the spare bedroom and if the company wants them back they can come and fetch them," said Mrs. Logan's husband, David. There are about 50,000 thatched cottages in England. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS FOR EVERYONE Colorful canvat shoo of action. 100% crepe rubber sole, exrta thick cushioned insole and arch. Rugged cotton fabric upper for washabillty and long wear. MENS & BOYS $399 Mens or Ladies DECK SHOES NAVY or WHITE LADIES Step On or Tie NARROW OR MEDIUM WIDTHS NAVY or (599 MEN'S BUCK or BROWN LADIES NAVY or WHITE Black - White Navy or Red $399 WAREHOUSE SHOE CENTER Open Mon. & Fri. 9-9 Tue. thru Thurs. 9-5:30 Sat. 9-6 110 f. MAIN ST. PH. 343-0725 HOIME OPEN HOUSE ENDS SAT.. APRIL 28 STILL TIME TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE 5 Piece Garden Too! Caddy Set Deposit $200.00 or More in a New or Existing Home Savings Passbook Savings Account and Receive Your Garden Tools Caddy Set Free While Quantity Lasts. And Still EARN Saturday-Last Day to Register SPRING HAS SPRUNG At SIOmE S^^UDlfCS In Both Galesburg and Aledo REGISTER FOR FREE PRIZES 1. John Deero Riding Mower 2. Lawn Boy Power Mower 3. Porta Bicycle DUPLICATE PRIZES IN BOTH GALESBURG AND ALEDO No Purchiso Nocessery — You Need Not be Present to Win. DRAWING SATURDAY, APRIL 28 HOME Sivnnjos AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 50 EAST MAIN ST. Galesburg PHONE 342.4145 200 EAST MAIN ST. Aledo PHONE 582-5173

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