National Geographic : 1942 Feb
"IT WAS STILL DARK...and bitter cold on the waterfront...when I finished my night patrol,' writes Mr. Hahnel. "I had paused for a moment to say hello to a couple of friends when above the dis mal sounds of the river came a piercing shriek and a heavy splash. Then there was silence. "WE RUSHED FOR THE WHARF. I yanked out my flashlight and turned it on the water. There in the icy river 14 feet below we saw a man struggling feebly... claw ing at the ice-sheathed pilings as the out-racing tide sucked him away from the pier. "QUICKLY I DARTED my light about and located a length of line on a nearby barge... and a life preserver on an adjoining pier. In an instant the preserver splashed in the water beside the drowning man. Dazed from shock and cold, half clinging to the preserver and half lassoed by the line, he was dragged to safety. Thanks to my 'Eveready' flashlight and its dependable fresh DATED batteries the river was cheated of its victim. (Signed) ."j "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."