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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - September 21, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania ANDREW J STAHURA EDWARD J STAHURA JOSEPH RtCUPERO 1943 fila photo WAYNE HESS ELAINE JOHNSON Victims of Tragh PI one Crash at New Airfield Death came Instantly to these five local men who perished In the crash of a light twomotored plane early last night near the newly dedicated Jimmy Stewart They are left to right Andrew J Stahiira 33 390 Locust Owner ot Handy Andy Supermarket Edward J Stahura 28 845 Grant Indiana salesman of the trvin McKelvey Joseph Bicupero 28 310 North Seventh Indiana cooperator of Rustic Lodge Wayne Hess 41 Dixonville operator of the H and H Coal pilot of the plane Blainc Johnson 28 51 South Eleventh Indiana employed hy Bell Telephone TEDDY i An Indiana County Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family The community mounts the tragic loss of five young men in last nights plane tragedy City EDITION Volume 32 Sixteen Pages Indiana Pennsylvania Monday September 21 1959 Two Sections Seven INDIANA PLANE CRASH KILLS 3Vehkle Va Crash Kills Eight PETERSBURG Va AP persons were killed and two others critically in fcjured early today in a specta cular threevehicle collision on a straight stretch of U S 460 near here Involved in the smashup were a pickup truck a car carrying eight Negroes and a tractortrailer Seven of the cars occupants were killed Police said it appeared the vestbound auto was attempting to oass the pickup but instead col iided head on a tractor trailer wiiich jackknifed and burst into flames All three vehicles blocked the roadWreckage kept the road im passable for traffic for nearly lour hours The car overturned The tractortrailer a milk I truck was the only vehicle to burn Killed in the smashup were Martin Isaacs Handy 41 Ame lia driver of the tractor trailer Richard Felder 30 Petersburg owner of the car Passengers in Felders vehicle all from Petersburg who were killed Ronald Eugene Jones 20 Donald Ray Couch 19 Charles Davis Smith 18 Nathaniel Lee Claiborne 36 Midge Castle no age given Ted Rowlett 28 Trooper M Duke said the bodies of the victims were strewn across the twolane highway and into ditches along the side Only three of the bodies were recov ered from the sedan which was flattened by the impact The pick up truck was wedged into its roof HandyS body found in a ditch alongside his flajning cab The lone occupant of the car to survive was John Baker 17 and he was listed in critical con dition at a hospital here Tragedy Stuns Crowd Community Followed Finish Of Dedication By BILL HASTINGS News Editor Death ended the dedication A twinengine Apache plane hopping along on one motor banked into a disastrous curve and plummeted to a sickening crash on a farm slope yesterday as the Jimmy Stewart Airfield celebration was coming to a close Dead are the pilot and four members of the Indiana Jaycees cosponsors of the dedication They were WAYNE HESS 41 Dixonville the pilot ANDREW J STAHURA 33 390 Locust St EDWARD J STAHURA 28 845 Grant St ELAINE JOHNSON 28 51 South Eleventh Sti JOSEPH RICUPERO North Seventh St 7f The four Jaycees and Hess had taken off as a duslr was settling on the field the dedication for most purposes being over It left the sight of a couple of hundred air fair officials and spectators and then returned to the east end of the new macadam strip Indiana Firemen check for bodies in the plane that crashed last night near the Jimmy Stewart Field Photo by Sipos Air Tragedy Hikes State Death Toll By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A fiery airplane crash which kill ed five persons pushed the acci dental death toll in Pennsylvania to at least 16 persons for the week end Eight of the victims died in traf Jesse Moody about 50 Suther land was the lone occupantflc accidents of the pickup truck He also wasi The plane crash Sunday night critically hurt and removed first i occurred as the Piper Apache to a hospital here and later toismasled into a clump of trees at Richmond j tempting to land at the newly ded Saturday an accident in southicated Jimmy Stewart Airport just Virginia claimed six outside of Indiana Killed were the pilot Wayne Hess 41 of Clymer R and passengers Edward Stahura 27 his brother Andrew 31 Elaine Indiana Roller Rink Look in i Johnson 26 and Joseph Ricupero each rfav all of Indiana Eightmonthold twins Delores Eyewitness Report By Gazette Hes Really Giving Them Ridel Last Remark Before Tragedy The Felder car bore New Jersey plates police said He had moved to Petersburg only recently Classified each day Rail Firms Ask Cut For White Collars BULLETIN CHICAGO AP The nations railroads today notified their non operating employes of a proposed Editors note Bill Hastings news editor of the Indiana Evening Gaeztte was one of an estimated couple of hundred persons who were still at the airfield yesterday when four members of the Indiana Jaycees and a county pilot lost their lives in an air disaster Following is his eyewitness account of the accident and the events that By BILL HASTINGS News Editor Hes really giving them a ride Another Margaret Romance LONDON AP British news papers hinted today at a New But it didnt land It made a pass with one en gine feathered one propeller not spinning The plane passed the air strip started a slow turn to the left More Crash News Photos On Pages and then banked behind a cluster of trees crashing onto a field with in a mile of the field Four of the five victims ap parently died at the scene Ricu pero was pronounced dead at In diana Hospital at about 45 minutes after the smashup Five persons were injured when fire broke out during rescue opera tions One is in serious condition tdday in Indiana Hospital He is Ralph Murphy 49 Mc Keesport who is being treated for second and third degree burns about his body In fair condition are Geprge Im ler 50 Indiana RD 3 contusions of the head and shoulders and Jimmy Sends Condolences Jimmy Stewart in Indiana last Friday to officially open the In diana County airfield named in his honor sent the following tel egram to the Indiana Evening Gazette today I wish to extend my deepest heartfelt thoughts of sympathy to the families and friends of those who perished in the tragic crash yesterday Signed Jim my The telegram was sent from Washington D at this morning Nikita Keeps Belligerent Diplomacy SAN FRANCISCO Khrushchev kept his peculiar brand of belligerent diplomacy go Michael Swanlek 40 Ernest sec ond and third degree burns of the arms and hands Two other persons were given a IT I dispensary treatment for injuries wound suffered during he fire They are tions U w Water Rather Auto Workers Unlon and spokesman ing full blast at a tumultuous din ner session with a group of Amer ican labor leaders Sunday night The Soviet Premier according to the union chiefs blew up on at least a halfdozen occasions and conceding Our posi for the labor group said Khrush The fire broke out after the five chev accused himFof dj noH rna 1 tator and a capitalistic bodies had been removed from as Party Tonight Catholic nn JT 15cent an hour waee cut Rroup ol Jaycees ancl otner Persons standing along tl Extra Prizes 32 and 14homas Hoffman ded early wa8e cut as the plane began a turn and bank to the left 3nf iifrliw itt Q f i rpniHtimi mnrii oomonfr r plane Flames were ignited asi These were perhaps the last words I heard from the mance for Princess Margaret but rescuers were attempting to lower cnev group of Jaycees and other persons standing along the air in a fire which destroy The reduction management1 Tj Il had across the Ui We thought her close friends said ignore The story of the friendship be tween the 29yearold princess and Tmnnimwc Tam soEcirm at ed the living room of their erandsaid would bring wages in linui j T L lomonows Jam Session at 8 wjth strai earnings was lo I heard someone say Look one Canadian lawyer John Turner bej of production workers in all other his motors is when Margaret visited A ride1 m y the tail of the twinengine craft bad timene All five victims were pinned in Reuther the wreckage The plane apparent Brown Hotel postponed 33x See 5 Col 3 Inside The Gazette DODGERS IN FIRST Dodgers climb first place in topsyturvey National League race See this and other sports on pages 10 and 11 ROLE OF DRUGS The rule of drugs in the treatment of heart ailments is discusr ted today in the AllenScott column on page 6 Other Features Aladdins lump Mlnur Cguilcn M Crossword 14 i EdllorUl 6 IMA llosplUI 15 1UI8 d Society Sports TVIUdlp World Today jo 7 WEATHER Fair and mild tonight Low in the mid 60s Tuesday variable cloudiness Jittie temperature change and showers in north portion craft Udtl industries Nonoperating workers are those Maybe whflt we thought it was untll ovement of trains They are started slow bank to the left It continued to bank agents and similar personnel OpsteeP steeP even steePer but iL was also fallinS are enginers I thought to myself That better be a pretty deep hollow down crating employes and trainmen The proposal was presented by there as the plane dropped out individual carriers to local chairof sight behind a cluster of trees men of the 11 of the 11 railroad laborer ganizations representing about nonoperating The announcement was made by the Carriers Conference Commit tees representing all failsroads in mnntrv country Whooommmph Not too loud Just a sound that 1Day Sympathy Strike Sought PITTSBURGH group of Turners stepfather John Ross is lieutenant governor of British Columbia When Ross and his wife gave a ball for the princess young Turn er danced nearly every set with Margaret And he sat out a couple with her The friendship expanded to the romance stage when Turners news conference Khrush gave him a very made that quite told a jammed after the three hour 20minute private dinner The union men said they blast j from all mdications hop scotched ed communism in no uncertaih once after its original impact and ternis and told Khrushchev of came to a halt with its nose burled American workers devotion to in the ground freedom They said Khrushchev The accident occurred as the last clefended the communist system of a huge crowd attending the dedi and botn sides thereupon agreed cation was planning to depart theto djsagree field The plane its wings almost Seven of 29 members of the perpendicular to the earth Executive Council at out of sight before spectators i tended the dinner Most never in heard a I tended to attend and two wno did Many of them ran across a field withdrew and over a hill to the scene Others AFLCIO President George No explosion Just a whoevery niember of organized labor a month ago and Turners mother attempted to reach the wreckage j Meany said from the start he to go on a oneday sympathy told reporters her son and the by auto wouldnt be caught dead with makes you sick No dust No steelworkers has asked parents visited Scotland less than pvprv tnpnihpr nf lnKnr o vnA TutnorV Get the ambulances was the strike princess were good friends first thine I heard after a solili 222 the United The story ballooned into an second Sfence j workers of America jent tele1 eightcolumn headline in the Em Then everyone began across the runway You runnnEgrains t0 the AFLCI0 napire News tional meetin8 San Francisco Princess Margarets friendship iaskin8 union to ca off with 30yearold Canadian lawyer work for pne day as a vote of John Turner has been the subject Members of Indiana Fire Com pany meet at Fire Hall Tuesday to pay our respects to the late A J Stahura Jr 32x Ml o KWlewas a mv the half inWailt discussions at Ba Tomorrows Jam Session uee lvuuer Wds al mv S111 striking steelworkers who have i moral and Buckingham Brown Hotel postponed 5 Cpl 2 been oul since July 15 the paper said Volunteers hoisted the tail of theKhrushchev and warned Ameri cans not to be fooled by See 9 CoJ 1 plane so that the five bodies could See S 4 Chapter 20 and Auxiliary meeting at Memorial Hall 55 reasons Sept 2 tv Homer City Rifle Club Party Zenith and RCA transistor Tomorrows Jam Session at S H green itamps Brown Hotel postponed
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