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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1960, Mason City, Iowa Noith Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for thr Homt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans Prw Full Lew MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 1960 neighbors 7o a Paper Consists ol Two Extensive flame damage to lungs prove fatal to young crash survivor NEW YORK W Stephen Baltz 11yearold lone sur vivor of the double plane crash over New York Friday died Saturday of his injuries Methodist Hospital said the main cause of his death was extensive flame damage in his lungs Stephens father industri alist W S Baltz came before newsmen choking back tears Wringing his hands he said Well our Stevie passed away at about 1 pm Natur ally his mother and I are tre mendously saddened Despite receiving serious burns a fractured leg and other injuries the boy was making good progress before he suddenly passed away For young Stephen the jet flight from Chicago had been his first airplane trip alone He was flying to New York to join his mother and sister on a holiday visit with relatives Stephens day started at am Friday when he awak ened at his home in the Chi cago suburb of Wilmette El He ran in and shook his father awake Baltz might have gone back to sleep but he knew how excited his son was and how he was looking forward to the trip The lad had been ill and stayed home when his mother and sister flew to New York Wednes day Birthday for APs photo net Established in 1945 By CY DOUGLASS DES MOINES UP The Iowa Associated Press Wirephoto net work one of the earliest state operations of its kind in the na tion celebrates its 15th anni versary Sunday The network connects news papers and television stations in eight cities with the Des Moines bureau of The Associated Press and with the national AP Wire photo system The national cir cuit reaches into every state and all the larger communities of the country THE AP Wirephoto system is used to transmit newspictures to newspapers and television stations making it possible to illustrate news stories as they are happening It pioneered in developing the concept of a si multaneous spot newspicture for every important news story The national network was es tablished 25 years ago and was followed ten years later by the Iowa net This was the second state network organized in the country Now there are 23 AP state networks and Wirephoto sending points in many other cities First subscribers to the Iowa network were the Cedar Rapids Gazette Davenport Times Dav enport Democrat Dubuque Tele graphHerald Iowa City lowan Mason City GlobeGazette Mus catine Journal Ottumwa Cour ier and Waterloo Courier ALL ARE STILL on the state net and additions in recent years have included five tele vision states WMTTV Cedar Rapids KRNTTV Des Moines KGLOTV Mason City KTVO Ottumwa and KCRG Cedar Rapids The Des Moines Register and Tribune was a founding member of the original network The Sioux City Journal and Keokuk Gate City are other Iowa news papers which are connected to the national network One of the founders of the Iowa network W Earl Hall edi tor of the Mason City Globe Gazette had this anniversary comment Saturday Nothing in my 40 years of rather active contact wifli The Associated Press has been more satisfying to me than the ad vent of Wirephoto When it first showed up fi nanced by a limited few metro politan papers I regarded it as of little interest to the small city dailies Then the light got through and it showed itself as a means of radically improving the smaller city daily Thats when I decided to take off my coat and go to work for its es tablishment in Iowa Chance for light snow in North Iowa Some snow flurries may fall in North Iowa Saturday night but generally the state will con tinue to enjoy rather mild win ter weather Forecasters said there was a slight chance of snow as minor waves from a high pressure ridge push clouds into the state The high pressure ridge extends from the mouth of the MacKenzie River to the west Gulf Coast IAMI DATIW9444 AP Photofax CENTER OF ATTENTION This is howStephen Baltz 11 looked as bystanders comforted him while waiting for an ambulance to take him to a hospital following Fridays air crash The boy was riding in the tail section of the United Airlines jet that came down in a Brooklyn street N nutshell ews in a FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES LONDON The Ethiopian Embassy announced that Emperor Haile Selassie had returned toAddis Ababa where his loyal troops crushed a palace rebel lion against his 30year rule He exonerated his eldest son Crown Prince Asfa Wasson 44 from blame for the revolutionary regime by saying The rebels tried to make the prince their decoy BANGKOK Thailand Gen Phoumi Nosavans forces control most parts of the Laotian capital of Vientiane but the Communistsupported paratroop ers of Capt Kong Le are fighting fiercely near the citys vital airfield MANILA The Philippines backed up a warn ing to Red China to keep hands off Laos by alerting troops for immediate movement to the landlocked jungle kingdom if necessary to aid its defense NEW YORK A Panagra Airlines DCS jetliner like the one involved in a collision Friday blew two tires on landing at Idlewild Airport Saturday But the plane stayed on the runway and the 102 passengers aboard escaped injury J E Day rounds out new Cabinet PALM BEACH Fla ffl Presidentelect John F Kennedy Saturday completed his Cabinet by announcing the selection of J Edward Day Los Angeles insurance executive as postmaster general As with the other ninemembers of the new administration Cabinet Day was at Kennedys side when the presidentelect made the announcement at his oceanfront home Day 46 is a Democrat and once was a law partner of Adlai Stevenson who will be ambassa dor to the United Nations in the Kennedy administration Day who was a Kennedy backer as a delegate to the Democratic National Conven tion is execu tive vice presi dent in charge of Western op erations of the Prudential In surance Co of America Kennedy also picked W H Brawley chief clerk of the Senate Post DAY Office and Civil Service Committee to be deputy postmaster general Another Kennedy appointment said to be in the works would give the job of treasurer of the United States to Elizabeth Smith Democratic n a t i o n a 1 commitlccwoman for California Harry J Anslinger federal narcotics commissioner for many years has agreed to stay on in that job HOSPITALS STRUCK TOKYO Physicians and nurses walked off the job at 70 hospitals throughout Japan Sat urday in their fifth strike since September for better wages and working conditions Another 90 hospitals were affected by labor rallies Emergency crews cared for patients in the struck hos pitals days left SE CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT IB Stephens father took him to the airport and put him on the big United Air Lines DCS bound for New York The boy was excited during the trip Then the fourengine jet let down over New York I remember looking out the plane window at the snow below covering the city Stephen hazily said later from his hospital bed It looked like a picture ouf of a fairy Collision inquiry opened Death toil now 137 NEW YORK imposing team of aviation investigators Saturday began meshing their findings in an intense effort to find the cause of the worlds worst plane disaster The inquiry brought into ac tion the largest group of Civil Aeronautics Board experts ever assembled They met in the Federal Build ing at Idlewild Airport to share notes after a night of labor combing through wreckage ra dio communication records and other material hunting a clue to Fridays double airliner tragedy TWO INCOMING planes one a jet collided killing at least 137 persons 128 of them aboard the planes One or the other was believed off course As the crash detectives gath ered G Joseph Minetti of the CAB said the probers are work ing in separate groups on every aspect of the tions structure human factors power plant andweather study groups The investigators still were an alyzing the tapes of recorded conversations between various control towers and pilots of the two doomed planes a United Air Lines DCS jet and a Trans World Airlines fourengine Con stellation The jet fell in Brooklyn where emergency workers were dig ging through heaps of debris 30th from the shattered plane and gouged buildings The TWA craft broke apart in the air its fragments scattered on eastern Staten Island NORMAL PROCEDURE is for inbound planes to be assigned by control towers to different altitudes and differently timed approaches to keep them safely separated The sky above the city is a maze of air traffic flowing in and out of three metropolitan airports And among the big questions being studied by the investigators were these What altitudes had been as signed to the illfated planes Were these altitudes changed as they approached What time separations had been given them Were their altimeters and compasses working A DENSE snow swirling overcast draped the city at the time and the planes presum ably were operating on instru ments The jet was headed for Idlewild Airport the TWA plane for La Guardia Airport 10 miles away The only certain physical evi dence of the collision was the finding in the propellordriven planes wreckage of a jet engine believed to have belonged to the UAL plane Only three of the four jet engines were found in the jet planes wreckage Ninetytwo bodies have been recovered in Brooklyn nine of them victims on the ground Fortythree bodies have been found in Staten Island out of the 44 on that plane known killed This brought the overall toll of death to 137 Explosion heavily damages home WEST DES MOINES UP An explosion that knocked Mrs R B Winfield a housewife uncon scious started a fire that caused an estimated damage to her home and furnishings Fri day Firemen from West DCS Moincs Windsor Heights and DCS Moines battled the flames fed by furnace fuel oil for an hour and 45 minutes before bringing them under control Mrs Winfield wasnt injured book It was a beautiful sight Then all of a sudden there was an explosion The plane started to fall and people started to scream 1 held onto my seat and then the plane crashed Thats all I remember The giant craft plummet ing down like a fiery wound ed bird slammed into t h e heart of Brooklyn And miraculously little Stephen was thrown clear of the planes tail section He landed about 30feet from the wreckage Two New York policemen moving into the area in their patrol car saw him We saw the child thrown from the plane right after the crash said Patrolman Jo seph Manino His clothing was on fire We took our coats off and began beating the fire out We managed to get the boy onto a snowbank and rolled him around to make sure the fire was out because his clothes were still smolder ing Over and over the boy whis pered Mother Daddy Mother Daddy They rushed the boy to the Methodist Hospital in Brook lyn Before he lapsed into un consciousness he sobbed Mother shes waiting for me And she was At Idlewild with his sister Randee 9 Phyllis Baits waited for what seemed like hours before they told her Stephen was alive She burst into tears and rushed to the hospital where she was joined later by her husband who had flown in from Chicago Baltz and his wife were given a room at the hospital and spent the night there hoping praying MUNICH Germany UP A U S Air Force transport plane car rying American students home for Christmas plunged into the heart of Munich Saturday Police said 50 to 60 persons per ished It was the worlds second plane crash upon a city in two days Friday two planes col lided and fell on New York City with a loss of 137 lives the Weather Q North Iowa Partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday Highs Sunday near 30 Lows Satur day night near 10 Iowa Partly cloudy north fab south Saturday night and Sun day Low Saturday night 10 northeast to 15 to 20 south west High Sunday low 30s east to around 40 extreme west Outlook for Little change Minnesota Snow flurries con tinued cold Highs Sunday near 20 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 28 Minimum i 9 At 8 am 12 YEAR AGO Maximum 58 Minimum 24 US crackup in Munich kills 60 At least 30 Christmas shoppers in the busy streets of this an cient Bavarian capital suffered critical injuries in the fiery crash Police expressed belief that 20 persons aboard the plane perhaps 35 persons on a crowd ed streetcar struck by the plung ing plane and 10 or 15 persons on the streets perished The C131 Convair twoengine plane dove on the city four min utes after the take off in heavy fog from MunichReim Airport Flying at low altitude and al ready burning it knocked off a tU church steeple and then crashed into the packed streetcar Air Force headquarters in London said American students from the U S University of Maryland at Munich were be lieved among those killed Bob Kennedys wife fined for speeding WASHINGTON UPI The wife of Robert F Kennedy new ly designated attorney general pleaded guilty and was fined for speeding Friday A police officer said the presidentelects sisterinlaw was traveling 70 miles an hour in a 40 mile zone Mrs Kennedy 32 did not ap pear in court Her lawyerplead ed guilty for her On the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 Church News 67 Society News 8 Sports 910 Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 1213 Comics14 Building News 16 North Iowa News 18 A SPOKESMAN said the stu dents were dependents of U S military personnel stationed in England The plane carriec seven crew members a n d 13 passengers An Air Force spokesman in Washington said the plane was attached to the 3rd Air Force and had just taken off for home base at Nordholt England There was no word to indicate there were any survivors among those aboard the planeJChe Air Force gave the impression that it believed all had perished A SHOPOWNER near the crash scene said The big plane came down like a wartime Ger man dive bomber It made horrible whining noise We all dashed for shelter Then came an explosion which threw us against the wall We ran outside There was a surning mess of plane and street car People living in the neighbor hood of the crash scene rushed o the rescue of those injured laying moaning in the street Firefighters and Red Cross am bulances arrived with sirens wailing It was a terrific in ferno GlobeGazette Photo by Musser THE KIDS ARE DESPERATE Its past the mid dle of December and Mason City still hasnt had any measurable amount of snow This may be fine for the old folks but for the kids its almost heartbreak ing Mike McCollum top was determined to make use of his sled so he fastens rollerskates to it as brother Ray 3 watches Below Marsha McCollum 10 gives the contrivance a trial run with a hearty shove from brother Tim 8 The inventors are chil dren of Mr and Mrs C RMcCollum 102 York SE 11 more schools cut from the approved list DES MOINES UPI The Iowa Board of Public Instruc tion today removed 11 Iowa high schools from the approved list thus cutting off any state aid effective July 1 1962 High schools which ranged in size from 104 Students at Lo villa to only 38 at Linden also included Brighton 87 students Sperry 64 Elwoocl 54 Sabula 81 Ale Township 54 Carpenter 82 Fertile 69 Hart ford 56 and Dinsdale 39 Retiring State Superintendent J C Wright quickly pointed out however that the size of the school was not the factor in volved The quality of educa tion he said was the issue Wright also said that the board extended the deadline to the schools from the usual one year notice in order to give the communities elbow room in making consolidation arrange ments with nearby towns or cities Iowa Democrats pick Frommelt DES MOINES members of the Iowa Legisla ture have organized for the 1961 session naming Sen Andrew Frommelt Dubuque and Rep Scott Swisher Iowa City as floor leaders of the minority party Swisher will hold the same po sition in theHouse as he did in the 1959 session Frommelt suc ceeds Sen George OMalley Des Moines who did not seek reelection as Senate minority leader INJURIES FATAL FORT MADISON W S W Brown 44 Fort Madison died Saturday of injuries received in an auto accident Friday D CHEEK F0ND GOAI 300000 Previously reported 97476 Mason City High School 14331 Monroe Junior High 10962 Koosevell Junior High 10210 Mason City Junior College 4100 22 children at IOOP Home 1100 Mr and Mrs Howard Dela hoydc 500 L R Falk Construction Co St Ansgar 2300 Friendly Neighbors Club Av ery township Goodell 500 North Iowa Navy Mothers Club No 52 200 Credit Womens Breakfast Club of Mason City 2978 Fred Krueger 300 John and Mary 400 friend 100 Annie 100 Mrs H E Chellberg 200 Mark and Paul 00 Group 5 First Congregational Church 540 Night Print Room Employes State Brand Creameries 1200 A friend Girl Scout Troop 13 100 T J Farnan Clear Lake 200 Communication Workers of America local 1000 Tom and Nancy Fbllett 200 Sonja Katchnt 200 Kenaissancians 500 THE DAYS TOTAI S 51720 TOTAL TO DATE STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT SIX Schools in boost to Cheer Fund UBSTANTIAL con tributions by the high school junior highs and the jun ior college gave the Christmas Cheer Fund a tre mendous lift Saturday The gen erous gifts of the schools which have a part in this campaign every year helped bring the total raised near to the half way mark of the goal A glance down the list of don ors shows that boys and girls have a definite role in this pro gram of bringing happiness to others Again this year we have a contribution from Sonja Rachut who wrote I SEND THESE with hope that some needy child does not wake up Christmas morn ing and find nothing in his or her stocking Sonjas gift and those of many other boys and girls will do this very thing for the deserving children of our community Prominent among the donors were the 22 children at the IOOF home who decided they would each give 50 cents to the cause Recently each child re ceived a new bill from a group of businessmen for the purchase of Christmas gifts They decided to share it As part of their Christmas gifts the boys and girls at the home were given a free meal at a Mason City cafe and tickets to the Cecil theater Note also the gift from the Delahoydes superintendent and matron of the homes WE HOPE this will help and that others will follow wrote the following members of Girl Scout Troop 13 Erin Bastian Linda Erickson Jean Sweet Linda Munn Yvonne Hostetler and Darlcne Pedersen A generous contribution from the Credit Womens Breakfast Club was the result of a decision by members to give to the Cheer Fund rather than ex change presents A note with best wishes came from the Friendly Neigh
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