STORY THAT STARTED IT
After reading this report of Ron Delany's homecoming, Bernard McDonough picked up telephone.
Writer of Delany story made a pilgrimage to West Virginia to discuss plans to help Ireland.
BERNARD P. McDONOUGH
Meeting with writer, he proposed a weekend visit to Ireland for a preliminary study of conditions.
FRANCIS W. H. ADAMS
Ex-Police Commissioner of New York, he alerted Irish government to the landing at Shannon.
TWA man at Idlewild airport in New York, he pledged help in flying a shovel across to Ireland.
Promoter of amateur athletics in Dublin, he was cast for an important role in glorious shovel plan.
The then Lord Mayor of Dublin was also marked to play a part in the weekend survey of Ireland.