Looking back


Boston – Although twice in danger of death, first by water and then by fire which occupied the ruin of their craft, the crew of the Rockland, Me., schooner A. Heaten, succeeded in reaching dry land and were quartered at a marine hotel in the North End. The wreck of the Heaton foundered early two miles east of the Thieves Ledge whistling buoy, off Boston Harbor. Captain James L. Hart of Glenmere, Me., and his crew suffered severely in the severe weather after they were forced from the decks of their vessel.

50 Years Ago, 1957

Everybody, it seems, wants to get educated. The nation’s campuses are overflowing, and here comes the National Home Study Council to report that correspondence schools are about to burst their envelopes. Homer Kempler, executive director of the council, said all figures point to a 15 percent increase in enrollment for 1956. The last year for which complete statistics are available, 1955, showed 700,000 new students signed up to study by mail in 421 schools. That’s a greater number, he said, than enrolled as freshmen at all the nation’s colleges and universities. The total correspondence enrollment is harder to come by, since the time it takes to complete a course may vary from a few weeks to a few years.

25 Years Ago, 1982

MOUNT WASHINGTON – Two Pennsylvania hikers, missing four days in arctic weather conditions here, were found by a snowshoer late in the afternoon, about eight miles from where they were last seen. Jeff Batzer, 20, and Hugh Herr, 17, both of Lancaster, Pa., were listed in good condition at Littleton Hospital in Littleton, N.H., Tuesday night following an after-dark airlift by helicopter. Leonard Reed, a spokesman for the facility, said the two ice climbers were being treated for hypothermia and frostbite of their limbs.