Freda Stowe Botkin
Dec. 13, 1995
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) _ Freda Stowe Botkin, who headed the Women's International Bowling Congress from 1965 to 1975, died Wednesday of colon cancer. She was 85.
In 1979, Botkin organized an international women's bowling championship in Tucson _ the largest women's competitive sports event in the world at the time, with 50,000 contestants. She is a member of the WIBC's Hall of Fame.
Ann Nolan Clark
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) _ Ann Nolan Clark, an award-winning writer of children's books mostly about her Indian students, died Wednesday at 99.
In 1952, Clark won the Newberry Medal from the American Library Association for her fourth book, ``Secret of the Andes,'' one of more than 40 books she wrote into her 90s.
Her first book, ``In My Mother's House,'' published in 1941, won an award in the New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival.
The Catholic Library Association gave her the Regina Medal for children's literature in 1963.
For more than 40 years, Ann Clark taught Indian children in the United States, Central America and South America. She retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1962.
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) _ Douglas ``Wrong Way'' Corrigan, who became an instant folk hero in 1938 when he ``mistakenly'' flew solo across the Atlantic after authorities told him he couldn't, died Saturday at 88.
U.S. aviation officials had forbidden Corrigan to make a trans-Atlantic hop, saying that his plane _ which he bought used for $310 and modified for long-distance flight _ wouldn't be safe weighted down with all that fuel.
Corrigan said he would fly back to Long Beach, Calif. But somehow the 31-year-old pilot landed in Ireland anyhow on July 18, 1938 _ 28 hours and 3,150 miles after he left New York.
``My compass froze,'' he said. ``I guess I flew the wrong way.''
He stuck to that story all his life.
In Dublin, he had to rush out and buy a tie for the spontaneous celebrations in his honor. New Yorkers gave him a ticker-tape parade. Hollywood put out ``The Flying Irishman'' _ starring Corrigan as himself. He got to meet President Franklin Roosevelt and wrote an autobiography, ``That's My Story.''
During World War II, Corrigan was with the Army ferry command and later was a test pilot. After war, he ran an air freight service for a while. In the 1950s, he bought an orange grove in Santa Ana.
SINGAPORE (AP) _ David Marshall, a major figure in Singapore's struggle for independence and its early development, died of lung cancer Tuesday at 87.
Marshall was elected to lead British-ruled Singapore in 1955, when his Labor Front coalition won the first election that gave the island a measure of self-government.
He resigned the next year but remained a member of Parliament, where he criticized the authoritarian tendencies of the People's Action Party, which came to power in 1959 and led the country to full independence in 1965.
He stepped away from politics in 1972 and became a highly regarded criminal lawyer. In 1978, he was appointed ambassador to France, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland, a post he held for 15 years.
Moshe Zvi Neriya
JERUSALEM (AP) _ Moshe Zvi Neriya, a leading right-wing rabbi who urged soldiers to defy the government and refuse to evacuate army bases or Jewish settlements in the West Bank, died Tuesday. He was 82.
The Polish-born Neriya was the founder of a network of religious high schools and seminaries that preached Jewish control over all areas of the biblical land of Israel.
He was bitterly opposed to Israel's 1979 peace treaty with Egypt, under which Israel withdrew from the Sinai peninsula, and to the current government's accords with the Palestinians.
A few months before the Nov. 4 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, he was among a group of right-wing rabbis who issued a ruling that soldiers should disobey any order to evacuate settlements or army bases in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Neriya served as a legislator from 1969 to 1974, representing the National Religious Party, and was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize ``for services to society and the nation.''
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Federal appeals Judge Homer Thornberry, a former congressman who was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Tuesday at 86.
Thornberry, a Democrat, served in Congress from 1948 until 1963, when he was appointed a federal judge for the Western District of Texas.
He was appointed to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1965 by his boyhood friend, President Lyndon B. Johnson.
In 1968, Thornberry was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court to succeed Justice Abe Fortas, who had been nominated to replace retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren. Fortas' nomination stalled, and Thornberry remained on the Court of Appeals.
He retired from active judicial service in 1978 but continued to hear cases as a senior judge.
CHICAGO (AP) _ The Rev. Consuella York, who for more than four decades ministered to Cook County Jail inmates and urged them to switch ``from crime to Christ,'' died Monday at 72.
Known as ``Mother York,'' she claimed to be the first female Baptist minister in Chicago. She started her ministry in 1952.
She first arrived at the jail as a seminary student to observe the missionaries working there.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ Lee Zhito, former editor in chief and publisher of Billboard Magazine, died Friday after being hit by an automobile. He was 77.
Zhito expanded Billboard's influence in the music industry by organizing an electronic information service and launching foreign-language versions of Billboard.
Zhito joined the magazine as a reporter in 1945 and was named editor in 1963. He became editor in chief and publisher in 1974. He retired from the magazine in 1987 but remained active in its management.
In the late 1940s, he received the American Business Press' prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award for investigative reporting.
He is survived by his wife, Miriam, and daughters Nina and Lisa.