50 years ago Navy Midshipman David D. Davison, 19, was swept overboard during a Chesapeake Bay boat race. Unnoticed, he was forced to swim 2 1/2 hours in the chilly waters before reaching shore. -- The Sun, Nov. 4, 1947.
Capt. Jesse R. Wallace of the Naval Academy has advised hunters to watch out for rabbit fever in the cottontails they shoot. He advises handling with rubber gloves and boiling the meat 20 minutes. -- The Sun, Nov. 20, 1947.