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Adelaide Mail (Newspaper) - January 05, 1952, Adelaide, South AustraliaNational Library of Australia mat Mug for Gaff Mem jars Utility 1/6 Dor. Victory 1/11 Doz. Rubber stores Majndle st., Eft Bank i. Why pay More Boston cigarettes Only 2/8 packet of 20 wholesale agents Cornell limited 122 Pirie st., Adelaide disabled ship now being towed to port London sat the British tug turmoil has started to Tow the disabled us freighter flying Enterprise 350 Miles to Falmouth. Last night a Seaman front the tug scrambled aboard the freighter and with capt. Kurt Carlsen the Only Man left aboard dragged in a Tow rope from the tug. The hazardous Tow started at Dawn. Reporting the Start of the Tow the turmoil radioed that capt. Carlsen and the tug s mate Ken Neth Dancy 27, had worked against time on the Slop ing wave swept deck of the flying Enterprise to haul in Ana secure the heavy Tow rope. A powerful French tug Abeille 25, has left Brest to assist the turmoil if needed. The flying Enterprise with its heroic skipper capt. Carlsen the Only Man aboard had been tossing helplessly in the Atlantic Ocean for seven Days. When the Rescue tug turmoil reached the scene yesterday seven attempts were made to get a line aboard but capt. Carlsen was unable to haul it in. Then the turmoil manoeuvred near the Stern of the flying Enterprise and Dancy scrambled Over the freighter s Slippery Side. Later the tug threw a heaving line a Light line to draw a heavier rope and then the towing Cable and Dancy and Carlsen made it fast. Earlier bids in the earlier attempts capt. Carlsen had endured a severe lashing by Waves and rain squalls As he Clung precariously with one hand to a railing and made vain efforts at the Bow to secure a line from the tugboat then the turmoil s Crew twice snagged a line on the Stern of the flying Enterprise but the gear parted both times As the two vessels rolled violently in heavy seas. By that time fog was closing in and the Atlan tic was being swept by 40 . Winds. The turmoil s skipper capt. Dapper Dan Par Ker temporarily halted the attempts. It was then that Dancy risked his life and scrambled aboard the ply ing Enterprise when the Sterns of the two vessels almost touched. The us destroyer John w. Weeks which had been standing by the flying Enterprise for several Days sent a radio message to us Navy Headquarters in London saying the freighter was still buoyant and the weather was improving As preparations for the Tow went on. Telling the Story of the efforts to get a Tow line rigged the radio message said five fruitless attempts were made at the Bow be fore this plan was abandoned. Further efforts were resumed at the Stern. The last attempt failed when handling lines parted with the towing wire Only 2 it. From the towing Bitts. Retired to Cabin capt. Carlsen then re tired to a Cabin to con serve his strength while the turmoil rigged new gear. Difficulty in rigging the line was caused by the 70 Deg. Angle of the deck re Quiring capt. Carlsen to hold on with one hand while handling extremely heavy gear with the other the radio Story added. Map showing position of the disabled flying Enterprise. I they called him mercy new York Fri stubborn capt. Henna Kurt Carlsen 37, whose cheerful fight to Tay with his ship it drawing More Public interest than Korea or in made his name i sea As the mercy radio skipper. Capt. Carlsen is skip per of the listing Drift ing. Us freighter flying Enterprise. Of medium build 5 it. I in. Tall this danish born naturalised Ameri can promptly radioed a Minneapolis Amateur wireless fan and a Doc Tor when in january 1950, a German child ill a ship 1,900 Miles away in the Atlantic became seriously ill then when a danish youth in mid Pacific be came ill Carlsen called up a danish Amateur tireless fan and contacted the youth s family doctor. When his own wire less operator went Down with appendicitis he radioed a doctor in another ship and got him to operate. One of Carlson s Hob Bies ashore was watch ing surgeons work. Saved Man s life this Hobby name in Bandy on new year s Day 1948, when one of his Crew stabbed an other Crew member 12 times. Carlsen. Without an Anaesthetic worked on the stabbed Man for four hours sewed to Gether two severed arteries and inserted 37 stitches in the gashes. His Only Light was a Torch. Then for 12 hours he questioned the ship s 47 capt Carl Genrl officers and men and two stewardesses singled out the chief suspect questioned him for an other 11 hours and got a confession. So this stubbornness not hidden at All by Carlsen s Strong jaw and deep set Brown eyes is not just a Flash in the pan. His ancestry also might have something to do with it he comes from a Long line of seafarers and he served his apprenticeship in danish sailing ships. He passed for his master s ticket when 22. His wife Waits new York Fri capt. Carlsen cheerfully sits it out in the Atlantic. And at Home his dark eyed wife Waits. In the cosy front i room of their Small ? House at Woodbridge new Jersey danish born mrs. Carlsen. To Day was comforted by. biggest worry she said was whether her i husband was keeping ? warm and dry and i whether he was setting ? enough sleep food and drink. Won t cock ? mrs. Carlsen is in poor health but she mid for his Sake i m determined not to track. I i i confess i m scared of death even though i know Kurt is confident and unafraid. I did t try to keep it from the children. They believe in their father. They know he s a Good and a Brave Man mrs. Carlsen became deeply anxious As Tresh reports listed the greater dangers her husband would face with new storms and the Tow to Harbor then came Carlsen s radio message Don t worry. I m Well. Keep your Chin up. Love mrs. Carlsen mrs. Carlsen joyfully clasped her daughters Karen 7, and Sonja 11, to her. She said quietly All we can do now is wait and Pray. If any Man can pull through it s Kurt. I know what he s made of mail Spe Cial. Hitch in govt. Plans for Toldea natives a serious hitch has occurred in a government plans to move 400 natives from their desert Camp at Toldea to a new Home Yalta sheep station near Fowler s Bay. Leaders of the lutheran Church which runs Koo Nib a Mission near Meduna believe it would not be in the Best interests of the natives to have a Mission at Yalta run by another Church body. They have made Strong representations to the aborigines Board and the local government minis Ter or. Mclntosh. Both have been trying to find a solution. The Toldea natives Are under the care of the United aborigines mis Sion an a denominational body who opened at Toldea 18 years ago. Toldea is on the East West railway about 400 Miles from port Augusta. Lutheran Church presi Dent or. C. E. Hoop Mann said today Koo Nib a and Yalta Are within easy walking Dis Tance for natives. As soon As they began to mix they would notice Many differences in the teachings of the two mis Sions. They would become confused and like Chil Dren they would lose Faith. Years of Christian work would be lost. Koon Ibba Mission established 50 years ago looks after about 600 natives. Koon Ibba natives Are taught the baptism of infants. Toldea natives Are not. Toldea natives Are taught it is wrong to smoke. But Koon Ibba natives Are allowed to. We would be prepared to take Over the care and teaching of Toldea natives if they moved to Yalta. But we Don t know if that would be acceptable to the United aborigines mis Sion am general Secretary pastor l. J. Samuels said the Mission at Toldea was ready to move As soon As the aborigines depart ment gave permission. The Toldea natives there had been in a bad plight for years he said. Only Drift Sand the country was so Deso late there was nothing but Drift Sand. The Mission included a dormitory of about 50 infants and a school of about 60 children. Yalta would be a big improvement As a site but was not the Best that might be got in a be cause White men Hung on to Good properties and Only tossed to the natives what they could not use themselves. Or. Samuels added ? the whole matter is in the hands of the aborigines department. We Are leaving it to them because we know ? they have the welfare of the natives at heart ? an aborigines depart ment spokesman said today the matter was still under consideration. T solution soon he said the department i hoped to have a solution soon. F the a government cleared the Way for Yalta station As a site for the f natives when it bought the whole of the shares in Yalta pay. Ltd. \ negotiations which began Early last year were v concluded on june 29. I the station comprises i about a million acres. The Southern Boundary runs i close to the sea. R the property has two t Large homesteads and t carries about 15,000 sheep k in Good seasons. The Premier or. Play Ford played a leading part in the government s acquisition of Yalta Sta Tion for the natives. Rom j disdainful he May look but he was t above 1 1 accepting the Lolly that laughing Little Patty Westbury 2, of Kilburn offered him at the Novar gardens dog show today. Baron of Exeter is the aristocrat s name. J look be 1 to t t is t a e

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