Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 20, 1953 · Page 5
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April 20, 1953

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

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MOf»»A¥, APRIL ft, 1983 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Parent* rayers Ansiwrrd As Prisoner* Return Today PAOt Hy Tn8 Awwffiifttwf Prow A.little Spanish speaking mother in New York who had prayed for hours at her church said softly: "My prayers have been an- iwered 1 and so soon." She was happy and thankful that her son had been freed from the Communist prison camps and was coming home from Korea. A youthful wife In Hereford, Tex* as, almost shouted her Joy: "Oh boy, oh boy am 1 happy." Her husband was one of the 30 prisoners freed Moriday by fhe Reds, too. She was especially happy because her husband would get to lee his 2-year-old daughter for the first time. In all the homes of the lucky 30 Americans who were freed there was happy thanksgiving. Some were the humblest; others in the fashionable suburbs. From all came a common respome: Soon we will see our loved ones. Bitter Disappointment But for many there was bitter disappointment and more anguished waiting. Thousands of relatives and friends of the more than 1200 prisoners of war in Red camps had watched television programs and listened to the radio. Their hopes were dashed for the time being, at least. Some 90 more Americans are to be returned by the Communists in the historic exchange at Freedom Village in Korea within the next 10 days. From all over the nation came stories of aging, greying mothers who took new hope when they heard their sons had been released and would come home. For them the months and years of waiting had been long and trying. Probably the most dramatic of all was Mrs. Inocencio Medina, 52- year-old Puerto Rican born woman who lives in New York's Bronx. She went not to her radio to listen but,to her church 1 to pray that her boy might be sent home.. After hours in prayer she returned to find her prayers answered and a joyful, shouting celebration in her home. The son, Pfc. Raymond Medina, 26, enlisted in Puerto Rico, although he is American born. He was reported a prisoner 28 months ago. Happy Wife The happy wife in Hereford, Texas, was Mrs. Shirley Neighbors, 20, whose husband, Sgt. Gerald Neighbors, 22, was? captured in December, 1950. The daughter he has never seen is Cynthia Kay, 2. The name of Lt. Roy M. Jones was the magic word that brought a smile through the tears of his mother, Mrs. Roy P. Jones of Minneapolis. Jones was presumed dead by the War Department for more than a year when five soldiers reported they saw him bleeding to death from machine gun wounds. He was captured in November, 1950. Mrs. Jones, ill for several years, at one time weighed only 80 pounds. The father said they had not expected their son to be repatriated since he had written he had recovered completely. Mrs. Sally Blue of Highland Park, Mich., listened for hours hoping to hear her son, Pvt. Jesse Robertson, 18, had been freed. Finally she went to bed—and newsmen awakened her to tell her she hadn't listened long enough. Jesse, who had been missing since last November, soon would be coming home. The prayers of Mr. and Mrs. George Morrison were answered when their son, Cpl. Richard O. Morrison, was identified as one pf the repatriated prisoners. Mrs. Morrison, voted "Mother of the Year" in her home town of Burlington, Iowa, said she was "hoping" her son was all right. "I always held hopes and never did give up," She said. Miss Announcement A brother and sister of Pfc. David \V. Ludlum, Ft. Wayne, Ind., listened to the wrong radio program and missed the announcement of his release. "\Ve haven't seen him in four years," said the brother, Jackson Ludlum, "but I don't know how we'll wait until he gets home." That went for the sister, Mrs. Ruth Fidler. The Ludlums' parents are dead. David had been a prisoner since May, 1951. Mrs. Margaret Porter of Fieldsboro, N. J., said she would fly to meet her husband, M-Sgt. John Paul Porter, 11-year Army veteran who had been a prisoner since November, 1950, She said she had heard from her husband but it was "strictly a Communist letter." Mrs. Lowell Nolan of Rexville, N. Y., ran sobbing into a kitchen, fearing the worst when a neighbor knocked on her door and asked if she had a son in the service. She wept harder, but with tears of joy, when she learned her son. Pfc. Almond Nolan, 23, had been freed. "Oh boy. that's wonderful," was Ixiuis P. Wagner's reaction when lie heard his son, Cpl. Kenyon Wagner, 23, a Wayne University student In Detroit, had been repatriated, Wagner sent a Christmas message last year via Peiping radio to his parents. Mrs. Fays Seibles of Oklahoma City was watching television and almost missed, seeing the name of her son, Pfc. Marvin L. Brown's flashed on the screen. "They only left his name on for a second," she stammered, "We almost missed it. I still can't believe it k H's too good to be true." If your fabric lamp shade is washable, you can clean it by plunging it into a deep tubful of uarm suds; repeat in clean suds if necessary, t'se a soft brush or a sudsy sponge on spots. Rinse immediately in clean water or u$e a spray. Wipe with a turkish towel and dry in a cuient of air or near an electric fan. The secret of washing § shade successfully this way is to work (juickly. IttfW Alton Lake Events and Roamin* tht Piasa Country. BRAND Today's column Is written by Lawrence Brown, a member of the staff. Wild finrks Perhaps some of the Altonians who drive along the McAdams highway or the Riverside Park have noted the small black and white ducks that have been here for quite sorrtb time. They are called by hunters bluebills, blackjacks, or blackies. They are officially greater and lesser scaup ducks, and will be with us for a couple of more weeks. The nesting place of these showy little fellows who dive and cavort in the water within easy gun range is in northern Manitoba and Sas- ketchewan, just .below the Arctic circle. They begin to arrive in this locality about Nov. 1, and stay hereabouts as long as there is open water. There is another member of the scaup ducks, the ring-billed duck, which comes along first, and is the 'most desirable for eating purposes. They have a small white band across the base of their btH, hence the name. Also to he seen on the inland swamps and lagoons are blue- wtnfed teal, the last of the (docks to migrate north in the spring, They don't go so far north as some of the other species; some nest in northern Illinois, and most within the vicinity of the Canadian border. Along with the blue-wings might be seen a green-winged teal, but most of them have passed along by now. UnerllMe Waterfowl For a couple of weeks, at least, great flocks of cormorants have been making their way northward, in flocks of as many as,several hundred birds. They are sometimes called loons by the hunters, being a member of the loon family. However, the true loon, or great northern diver, is ajarge speckled gray bird that Is arlarge as a goose, and is seldom seen here. Those who go fishing in Minnesota and Wisconsin will never forget the cry of the loon. These cormorants always come when it's gardening lime, and some refer to them as the "garden bird." Totally unfit for food, unprotected by game laws because of their, fishy nature and destruction of duck eggs and fingerling fish, they are of little value to the hunters except for target practice. They resemble geese in flight, with one exception: they always fly a few feet and then sail, while geese sail only when coming in to rest. Their nesting place Is In Candada, also, where 80 per cent of our ducks come from. Huge flocks Mild weather kept thousands of mallards and pintails la this area which ordinarily pass on to Arkansas and farther south. On Feb. 20 I saw at least 10,000 mallards and pintails on the Missouri point, mostly in the Portage des Sioux vicinity, in the fields, In the air, and resting on the big lakes there that are called Mary Tom by the natives (Marals Tetnpa Cloir), These (tucks remained in the fields until a short time ago, feeding on the corn dropped by me. chanical corn pickers. On March 10 1 observed many thousands of diving ducks on the river between Alton and Clifton. They remained for a shorter time, and most of these have departed. The number of ducks here this spring could mean a record flight during the coming hunting season, — T" " ' —' if nature §Ms them Jn the duck "factory" In Canada with plenty of water and food this summer. Watch bearing* made of a special metallic alloy Instead of usual synthetic jewels reduce friction In the watch works. 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