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Avalanche-Journal (Newspaper) - December 18, 1960, Lubbock, Texas I journal vol 32 no 15 92 pages 8 sections sunday morning december leased wires up soviet arms Aid to Laos reds condemned Sci rejects charges fliers7 release again sought by the associated press Washington the United states saturday blamed the soviet Union and its partners for the fratricidal War Iii Laos it condemned As illegal so Viet delivery of arms to laotian rebel forces in the second part of a one two punch Man Euver the United states also demanded anew the prompt release u s air men held in the soviet Union on espionage charges since their rb47 aircraft was shot Down Over the Barents sea last july i the two men Are Cape free Man b Olmstead of Elmira n y and John r Mckone of Tonga Noxie Kan the u s charged soviet fighter aircraft had destroyed their reconnaissance Jet Over International Waters in an Effort to create an International Dent charges rejected a note blaming the so aet government and its partners for the civil War in Laos was delivered to soviet ambassador Mikhail Menshikov by Deputy undersea of state Raymond Hare at the state department the u s note on the situation in Laos rejected soviet charges that the United states had taken aggressive actions to provide arms to the pro american forces of Gen Thoumi Nosavanh the United states replied that the so Viet charge that lao army troops had been Given arms recently was completely false it said the lao army had been equipped with tanks and los millimetre howitzers prior to the outbreak of rebellion aug 9 and added i the United states has not in fact supplied any equipment of this Type to Laos since 1957 the United states has never supplied 120 millimetre mortars armed aircraft or armed or armoured vessels to deny Armi imports the United states has not brought any Amis or ammunition into Laos since the end of no vember no Heli copters have been used to direct artillery to these specific denials of sextet charges in a dec 13 note from Moscow the american note also added that advisers in the country have not led any Mili tary actions the responsibility for the pres ent fratricidal War in Laos about the soviet government claims to be concerned rests squarely and solely upon the so Viet government and its part killed As air Force plane plummets into Munich Street new York wreckage combed one plane believed astray toll rises by the associated press Mew York the Colli Sion of two airliners Over new York City the Vorst air disaster in x Ory apparently resulted Tonc much saturday strewing flaming wreckage rom one of the planes Wolover a shoppers police estimated Between ing off its course experts50 and 60 persons died saturday i the twin engine plane carrying a Crew of seven aves first of scene done by a c Sham 4015 49th to resemble a mosaic won first place in the window division of the Home Christmas lighting contest packaging due Good Lebows to Speed up work during week c5 judges described Itas unique interesting and effective lighting they were impressed with the fact that the figures include the Angel not often portrayed staff judges along Trail ties pistols in theft haul More than in Cash and merchandise was taken in five Friday night burglaries Lubbock detectives said saturday hardest hit officers said was Graham Holmes sporting goods 2321 34th St at least 21 pistols valued at were taken in a burglary of that firm the pistols varied in Caliper from 22 to 357 magnum officers said several boxes of 22 Caliper ammunition also were taken Cash is stolen no attempt was made to take rifles and shotguns also on Dis play at the store approximately s210 in Cash and in merchandise was taker in a burglary of Raff and Hau drug 50th St and Boston ave items taken included clocks razors perfume Candy Bigarel lighters and transistor radios a narcotics Cabinet in the drug store also was broken open it had not been determined whether narcotics had been taken however firm hit previously ironically another Raff and Hall drug at 3507 ave h was burg1 Laried thursday night i More thans so in Cash and checks were taken in a Friday night burglary of the Oakwood pharmacy 2119 50th St about in Cash and in credit card receipts were taken j from the Dean Wylie service Sta Tion 7th St and College ave burglars failed to gain entry see Bofo Laries Page 11 the physical labor portion of the Lubbock Goodfellow program is ready to move into High gear monday according to the chief Goodfellow the names of children who will have no Christmas except for the Good fellow p r o Gram will be submitted to the packaging commit t e e tuesday members of the e l Lee chapter 0 r Der of demo Lay will be Gin packaging of the Candy fruit and nuts wednesday and then adults representing Vari Ous organizations will begin 1 the packaging of the toys thursday Anonymous mall Iron k i or and mrs of 31 ii w South Imalis poultry asm Harold Cri Hui full tire Anonym is Floyd Anil in Rrt Jeff Kappa sic run fraternity ups Lynn Raj chanter Sara Rath Tark mania Nosey mrs Dora r oel Bill a bails or Anil mrs c r Kuykendall total previously by Opal Kox Avalanche journal staff writer Lubbock family who pre pared traditional Christmas scenes and Strung 415 Multi col ored lights on three sides of their Home their garage and Fence won a first place in the exterior division1 of the 14th annual Lubbock Ava Lanch journal Home Christmas lighting contest or and mrs Jack Walker and 5yearold daughter Mary Ann 23015sth were the winners with Juks approval Eiore Yule crowds Craft bearing students lands atop trolley toll May hit 60 the associated Tress Unich Germany a air Force transport plane carrying american students Home to Christ Imas holidays in England crashed into the heart of his my whether the mistake grew out of human error or mechanical malfunction was the mystery in estimators were trying to solve As they pawed through the wreck age of the planes scattered on Brooklyn streets and a Staten Island Shore Only a few fragmentary hints emerged new grief strikes As they did new grief two bodies of German vie of the 12s aboard the two doomed and 12 Youthful passengers sheered off a Church Steeple and plummeted into a loaded Streetcar As its Pilot apparently tried for an emergency Landing shortly after Takeoff identification impossible task police estimated at least 35 persons either aboard the Streetcar or passing by died when the giant plane engulfed the trolly with flames 150 feet High the death toll May not be known for Days the bodies Are nothing but charred pieces making it an almost impossible task to identify said a police official mayor Hans Jochen Vogel said readied by Mansfield by the Washington sen Mike Mansfield with obvious general approval of president elect John f Kennedy called saturday for an overhauling of the nations elections systems Mansfield who is expected to become the senates majority Leader said he will introduce at the beginning of next months Sesin and White for the Senaie min Ision of Congress two measures to j change the machinery in which Kennedy won one of the closest presidential contests in history one of these will be a proposed constitutional amendment to Abol done to modernize the election machinery i am making these proposals to consider Mansfield said i dont expect them to be adopted in the form f have offered them we have competent committees to work out the Best if mansfields proposal for popu ish the electoral College and Lar vote election of a president choose presidents by direct been in effect Kennedy would Lar vote j Egi station to establish residential primary have won by a margin of the other would be but the outcome would have Octa Hiick a National been in doubt until last thursday shorten when the final official vote was residential campaigning provide completed or government financing of major Mansfield sail the packaging committee chairman said he hoped that All would be finished by Fri Day night delivery of the sacks for Sec Good Fellows Page 14 financing of major party expenses and Advance the inaugural Date of new presidents to one month after the election Mansfield said in an interview fat while he has not discussed Giese proposals specifically with Kennedy to is confident the in Kayo give the Lubbock Avalanche journal the Christmas gift with 365 Days of Reading pleasure will Send a greeting card announcing your gift Call circulation deft p034343 coming president wants something certainty said lengthy campaigns not Only weary the Candi dates and the Public but cause dangerous uncertainty abroad about american policies and intentions he said the time Between the november election and the Jan 20 inaugural adds to this in their decorations described judges As an extravaganza o Christmas include wreaths made of Hula hoops Cov ered with greenery Poinsettia am lights a Manger scene a window scene of Santa aus moving mechanically at the top of a Chim Ney with a revolving aluminium tree in the background a Santa Claus and Reindeer on the Fence the lights Strung on eaves to out line the House and an invitation to join us in Advent time idea from Sermon the idea for the Advent theme on the door was gained by mrs Walker from a Sermon the sunday after thanksgiving at Oakwood methodist Church top prize in the window Divis Ion went to a c Isham 4015 49th for photos on other winners see pm 12 Sec who constructed i n d o w scenes resembling a mosaic and showing figures of a Wise Man Angel Shepherd and Mary and baby judges said weve never seen anything done like it they especially praised the por trayal of the Angel not usually attempted in window scenes or Isham used squares from christinas wrapping and pasted them on plastic sheets to prepare the figures the sheets Are detachable and can be used again the idea for the mosaic figures came from illustrations in a mag Azine of byzantine mosaics or Isham made the drawings freehand on the plastic sheets us ing figures on Christmas cards As models colors include White Sil ver Gold red Green two shades of Blue two shades of Brown and see Yule lighting Page 34 planes one passenger steohen1 3altz 11 Wilmette had dung to life for More than 24 hours but he died saturday of Burns and inhaled flames and fridays More stories photos on crash on Page 13 Sec thanksgiving of his parents who had stood watch at his Hospital bedside turned to tears the Overall toll of death thus Rose to 137 from the collision that rained fiery destruction on the City All aboard both planes perished along with nine others on the ground More bodies sought police said still More bodies May lie in the wreckage and torn buildings As the Broad rapid fire inquiry proceeded these inklings of what happened were indicated one plane was being on radar the other apparently was not one must have been off course both planes a United air lines pcs Jet and a trans world air lines four engine Constellation were descending for a Landing when their paths inextricably the time on radar Scopes at i Sec new York Page 14 ims had been identified late sat urday night although 31 charred bodies have been recovered from amid the wreckage of the plane and Streetcar like end of world firemen and u s and German army units still were working to extinguish smouldering fires and clean up the a 24yearold German woman who suffered severe Burns told doctors the sea of flame from the plane and a broken Gas main swept Over Busy Baye Strasse like the end of the at least 16 persons were known to be in the Hospital with severe injures several were in critical conc do they included motorists dragged from blazing Auto mobiles drenched with gasoline Many others were treated for minor injuries there Are so Many arms legs and bodies still lying about it is impossible to say How Many were a police official said plane destroyed the plane with the exception of a Wing and the Tail was destroyed police said that soon after the crash flames stretched 100 Yards and shot 150 feet in the crossed one viewed on is a top Federal aviation official said that under such Circum stances if both planes were under positive control at the time one was off Phillip Goldstein chief of the investigating division of the civil aeronautics Board also said the one of the first policemen on be spot said he did not believe anyone escaped the rear car o the trocar Streetcar the Streetcar went up in flames in a second i heard firs a few loud horrified screams o the occupants and then every in was still i dont think any postmaster general Page 2 Section a editorials columns Page 4 Section g o Church tews pages 23 Section f Fife arts news pages 45 Section f o Plains farm news Page 2 Section g radio to programs Page 15 Section f comic dictionary procrastinator a person to whom theres no time like the putting off things from the first car others were crouching and hobbling through the sea of it was the second plane disaster to affect a great City in two Days two planes collided Over new York City Friday and fell on Dif Ferent sections bringing death to at least 137 the plummeting plane Hen struck the Streetcar on Baye Strasse at the Corner of Martin Greif Strasse St Pauls Church is about 300 Yards to the South cast about 270 Yards South of Thi Sec 50 killed 14 Stevie boys death Stab of grief for millions Long Way around Manchester England up Smith who jumped bail on a traffic charge almost three years ago appeared in court sat ii Day and told the magistrate i got drunk and ended up in before i knew it i was in the foreign by United Tress International new Stevie Baltz died saturday and the news was a Stab of grief for millions who never knew he had lived until Fate fingered him Friday Lor a special kind of tragedy he closed his eyes and went to said a final medical summary his full name was Stephen Bate he was 11 and he came from Wilmette i he and he alone escaped death when two airliners collided Over new York City and brought death to 127 others aboard the two planes personal grief Kis game struggle for life was followed around the world the mass deaths had been a Shock to people everywhere but it almost personal grief that came around noon saturday when Stevie battered body gave up the fight it fell to his father William s Baltz a soft spoken mid Westerner to announce his death Baltz general counsel of the Admiral and his wife had stayed at the Hospital overnight to be near their boy who had been taking his first air plane trip alone to a Christ Mas reunion with his grand parents Here 27hour Vigil the parents and a Battery of doctors and nurses kept a Roundt Hemlock watch during Stevie 27hour fight against seared lungs a shattered leg and Burns Over so per cent of his body their Vigil was fleetingly re warded just before Stephens see Stevie Page 14 its announced their unanimous selection of the Jack Walker Home at 2301 58th above As first place sex tailor Winner in the Ava Lanch journal Home Christmas lighting contest a total of 415 lights were used and several traditional scenes Are included in the decorations for closeup photo graphs of the door and window display turn to Page h Sec a staff photo by Jim weather map Page 4c Lubbock and Vicinity fair with no important temperature change Low this morning 21 High today 47 Light variable winds in morning becoming southwesterly in afternoon 1 a m 2 a or 3 a a 4 a m 5 a m 5 a m 7 a m s n m 3 a in 10 a m 11 a m Wity 45 i is 4 p n 3 p 11 is 7 y sri 2s s p or 2s 9 p 32 m j 3s 11 p m at raid Nishit s7n maximum 4s 5 maximum a Star Azo in Xian 52 Mann a year Aco Irv Lay 31 to Nib a son be Tway p m maximum humility minimum noon soit Iwest weather precipitation hich and id temper lure for m hours enals at raid night last non City r i City Phi Abilene 49 28 e paso so 23 Houston 5il 35 17 okla City 2t Dallas 31 pcs Wail 5 Denver h 11 w m shopping Days thu Christmas

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