As reported in The Columbia News 40 years ago on Wednesday, July 19, 1962.
Harlem Airman Survives Vietnam Plane Crash
First Lt. Winston R. Harriss, 22, of Harlem, reported missing earlier this week on a flight over rugged mountain country in South Vietnam, has been found alive.
The Air Force reported that the young lieutenant was one of four airmen who survived the crash of the C-123. One of the four men suffered a broken leg but it was not immediately known is Mr. Harriss was the victim.
The four were found Wednesday, four days after their transport plane crashed into a jungle mountainside Sunday. They had almost been given up for lost.
The plane crashed in an area where other planes and helicopters have been hit by ground fire of Red guerrillas.
Lt. Harriss was an outstanding student in high school and college. He received his commission at Emory University and immediately entered the Air Force.
1961 Wool Payment Rate Set
Shorn wool payments for the 1961 marketing year will amount to 44.5 percent of the dollar returns each producer received from the sale of shorn wool during the year, the Department of Agriculture announced.
W. H. Booth, Chairman Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation State Committee, explains that this is the percentage necessary to bring the average wool price to 42.9 cents per pound up to the previously announced incentive level of 62 cents per pound under the national wool program. Producers will receive an incentive payment of $44.50 for every $100 received from the sale of shorn wool during the wool marketing year ending March 31, 1962. The payment for the previous year was $47.60 per $100 of marketings.
"Stop Cancer" Drive Underway here
Mayor Francis Tracy has proclaimed July 16 through August 31 as time for Harlem citizens to join together to "wipe out cancer." After signing the proclamation, the mayor proceeded to the office of Dr. Daniel Ward to receive his annual cancer check-up.
Informed of Mayor Tracy's action, Walter Williams, Cancer Fund Drive Chairman for Columbia County, announced that the 1962 Fund Drive was officially underway.
"Normally," said Williams, "the annual cancer drive is conducted during April. In fact, many communities have completed their fund drive for 1962. We are late in Columbia County because there was a need to reorganize the local American Cancer Society Chapter. This has been done, and educational meetings have been held under the sponsorship of the Harlem PTA and Martinez Citizens Committee for Good Government."
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