03 May 2009

Nothing to See Here

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on this day in 1937:


Youth Who Hid on Liner
Brought Back to U.S.

New York, May 3. -(AP)-
Frederick Vonce, of Washington, the 18-year-old-youth who stowed away on the Queen Mary in hope of seeing the coronation when the liner left New York on April 21, returned today on the same ship.
Vonce was discovered, the first day out, wandering about aimlessly. A check-up showed that he had no ticket so he was put to work. He disappeared again as the liner neared Southampton but was found hiding in a life boat before the ship docked. According to the ship's officers, Vonce stowed away because he wanted to see the coronation spectacle.

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