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LONE OARSMAN TURNS TURTLE IN CHARLES TO OPEN SEASON

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Falling out of singles into the Charles River is an annual Spring sport, but it got an early and chilly start yesterday afternoon when a rower in such a boat unsuccessfully trying to defeat a wherry, caught a crab and suffered the natural consequences.

Watchers on the river heard a woman scream as the oarsman, Phillip Brooks '39, settled into the chilly water, pulled his boat to shore, and was helped out by an obliging Metropolitan Police officer who had rushed to the scene to ask, "Did you fall in?"

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