Mrs. Wing Gets Literary Prize
Mrs. Anne Hinshaw Wing, a former columnist for The Ann Arbor a winner of one of two $100 prizes offered by the Mead Publishing Co. of New York in a nation-wide contest on writing on the American screen.
Mrs. Wing received the Mead Literary Award for writings based on a news story that appeared in The News on June 7, 1917, following the Ann Arbor area tornado of the previous day. The story will be published in the magazine, “Literary Gossip."
The story was about the bravery and fortitude of a Mexican, Angel Castro, who was brought to Ann Arbor by former University Prof. John R. Allen and served as a guard on the U-M campus during World War I. In her story, Mrs. Wing emphasized the bravery of Castro despite the lack of government aid in that period.
Castro lived on a farm five miles west of Ann Arbor which was wiped out by the tornado.