High Point Enterprise in High-Point, North-Carolina
18 Dec 1960

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18 Dec 1960

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 18, 1960, High Point, North Carolina Survivor of air crash succumbs went by c. J. Schoen Khz new York a Little boy closed his eyes and went to this was the Way the Hospital reported that la year old Stephen Balu died at i p m. Saturday. Now the lad is with 83 others who Rode a sleek speedy Jet on a journey to death. Only the boy came out alive from the incredible wreckage which Lay in a teeming Brooklyn Street after colliding Friday with another plane in the worlds worst air Accident. Each moment the red haired youngster Clung to life was a moment of Triumph. In methodist Hospital in Brooklyn the prayers were Many that he would rally that he would survive the dreadful Burns Over 80 per cent of his body that his broken Bones would one Day mend. Clinging to Hope were his distraught parents or. And mrs. William Balu of Wilmette who stayed near him praying that the wonders of science and Medicine As Well As the boys will would save him. In the morning�?24 hours after the crash there was a slight note of optimism As the Hospital reported that a a he has shown some response it and it it is hoped that this Progress will a hcs extremely Brave Well contained and uncomplaining a said one of the attending doctors. Then in late morning there was feverish activity by doctors and nurses. The tension of determined people embraced in a losing Battle communicated itself to Hospital personnel. At i p.m., Stephen lost the Battle. A weeping Hospital worker hardly Able to control her voice said a the Little boy closed his eyes and went to the father came to speak with newsmen. The tears a hed in the privacy of the boys room were gone now. Controlled bravely William Balu said his son was dead. There was More to say. A i appreciate very much the attention and kindness of the people of the City of new York. The police department and fire depart ment were Superb. The Effort to save my son and the work done Here in methodist Hospital was simply the Mother was under sedation in a private room of the Hospital. The Burns and bruises contributed to death but a Hospital spokesman reported that the major cause was extensive flame damage in the lungs. A there was very Little that could be done to Stop the lung damage a said the Rev. Donald s. Stacey Hospital chaplain. Stephens death brought the toll to 137�?84 in the United air lines pcs 44 in the trans world airlines super Constellation and 9 persons in apartments and on the streets where the Jet crashed. Stephen was in the Jet s Tail Section. It was wrenched from the rest of the Craft and the boy was thrown Clear about 30 feet away. His clothes were aflame. People went to his Aid a crying woman a deeply concerned Man. Someone put an umbrella Over the boy to shield him from the Light Snow fall. Rushed to methodist Hospital. The boy As boys Are bound to do talked although doctors tried to keep him quiet to conserve his strength. He said this of his trip a i remember looking out the plane window at the Snow below covering the City. It looked like a picture out of a fairy Book. It was a Beautiful sight. Quot then All of a sudden there was an explosion. The plane started to fall and people started to scr can. I held on to my seat and then the plane crashed. That Sall i Stephen a1 dressed up in his Gray suit and Gray gloves and Gray hat with the Little Feather in to. J band was flying from Chicago to new York to join his vacationing Mother and sister. His first thought wa<5 to have his Mother at his Side. A can you get my Wallet a he asked nurses and doctors. A my mothers name is in it. She s in Yonkers and i want to see the boy s father who had put him aboard the Jet liner in Chicago flew immediately to new York on learning of the Accident. Finding that his boy still was alive he said a a we re grateful to Hie almighty for this Miracle while Stephen lived while there was Hope each moment was ticked off As 60 seconds of a continuing Miracle. This was the word most used to describe the breathing human wreckage that had been a Fine looking boy. At one Point the Rev. Or. Stacey said. A we have the feeling that this boy the sole survivor of the terrible disaster May survive. We feel that the almighty himself had some hand in it and that it was a Miracle that he came out of the crash. We have a right to believe that the Angels will provide another then the turn for the worse. And then the end. The weather fair Little change in temperature today monday. 76th year no. 357 the High Point Enterprise whats inside till tiaras the Ira re h rom Fri 4 0 a a f 7-1x0 Stdio to. 4-sd 4-sd sport soft. O High Point n. C., sunday morning december 18, 1960 76 Paget daily be sunday 1s� crash cause sought new York m a history a worst air disaster took on an added note of Heartbreak saturday As investigators began a sweeping Hunt for the elusive error a or malfunction a that caused two planes to collide in the air. Only a few fragmentary hints emerged. As they did. New grief struck. Of the 128 aboard the two doomed planes one passenger Stephen Baltz la. Had Clung to life for More than 24 hours. But he died saturday of Burn and inhaled flames. And Friday thanksgiving of his parents who had stood watch at his Hospital bedside turned to tears. The Over Ali toll of death thus Rose to 137 from the collision that rated fiery destruction on the City. A aboard both planes perched along with nine others on the ground. Police said St i Mote bodies May lie in the wreckage and torn buildings. Is the Broad rapid fire inquiry proceeded these inklings of wha happened were indicated one plane was being watched on radar. The other apparently was not. One must have been off course. Both planes a United air lines Doi Jet and a trans world airlines four engine Constellation were descending for a Landing Palm Beach Fla. I a president elect John f. Kennedy completed an accent on youth Cabinet saturday air Force plane Falls in Street 50 Are killed by selecting los Angeles in a. Munich Germany it a a u. S. Air Force transport plane carrying american Suca Nee executive a dwards a dents Home to Christmas holidays in England crashed into the heart of historic Dav for postmaster general Munich saturday strewing flaming wreckage Over a Street full of shoppers. Police is Tho Cabinet choices incr amazed Between 50 and 60 persons died. Anes 47 years of Ace the besides the la vacation bound College students the seven member Crew of the lowest of the 20th Century two engine comm and an american civilian passenger perished when the plane Kennedy himself is 43. Day shed Hur and plummeted into a loaded Streetcar. Js4fi i the students who attended the University of Maryland s Junior College in Mun with Day by his Side Kennedy Ich ranged in age from 16 to 21 years old. Laughing and joking they had taken stood beneath a Coconut Palm on off Only minutes before from Munich Riem Airport to join their service families in after the Bunny Hunters using Sticks Are shown chasing a Rabbit during a a stick and stones Rabbit Hunt near Statesville. The it Cottontail making a last desperate leap to escape is shown at right. Tho Harmony american legion Post sponsoring the Hunt for the fifth it car plans to use the rabbits in a big Barbecue in february proceeds to go to youth work. A the Sun splotches Patio of the Ken England for the Holiday vacation. Nedy Home. He told a news con a by Ferenec it was a great pleasure Lei do Kir Quot a nil to base a Man with a a distil in Randolph j gushed career in government and business take Over a the largest business in the world a the Post office department he noted has More than 109,000 employees and a 13.800.000,000 budget. Both Ken j Nady and Day stressed a determination to improve the efficiency of the postal service. Neither would commit himself accidental shooting fatal to woman police estimated at least 35 persons either aboard the Streetcar or passing by died when the giant plane engulfed the trolley with flames 150 feet High. The death toll May not be know n for Days. A the bodies Are nothing but charred pieces making it an almost impossible task to identify said a police official. Mayor Hans Jochyn Vogel said Only two bodies of German victims had been identified late sat ethiopian revolt is quelled London f apr a emperor Haile Sticks stones Hunt is held Harmony n c. Apr an an were afraid that some at this Point to restoring twice Asheboro a Holiday Hunt Iff Neal Cockerham and w Murday night although 31 charred l a p�su1 of Uvari Sling excursion for two teenage i Bowmanjr that he took the do o Btu lies have been recovered from when their paths inextricably Glassie returned in Triumph to crossed. His capital of Addis Ababa Satur Nual Sticks and stones Only Charity Hunters would be shot. A top Federal aviation official Day. Leaders of the abortive pal Rabbit Hunt looked like a Wacky picked let a Uch a a cum a a a saturday with plenty Oil a a u"8 a Jling. A the oldest stances if both planes were in re to have fled before his a a Back of j j Kennedy boys ended in tragedy yesterday m Quot jul k i i amid the wreckage of the plane added dryly that just having morning As one of the youths pm hich belly Ved a a a a a Jand Streetcar. Mailed a letter to Boston mass.,j pulled the trigger of a Shotgun he Accident on Page to a it police firemen and a s. And and having it Lake eight Days to thought was unloaded and the German army units still were get there. I am hopeful we can blast killed his aunt. A working to extinguish smouldering improve the postal service. Officers of the Randolph coun attire and clean up the wreckage. This is the Complete to Man to sheriffs department said the mrs. Low Foro a 24 year old German girl who Kennedy canine in the order of wast from a single shot .410 gauge. Suffered severe Burns told doctors its selection Shotgun struck mrs Annie Moore Rupf Jou 803 of flame from the plane Secretary of health. Education Davidson. 48, of of. 2. Randleman w and a broken Gas main swept of the of Abraham a in Cie right Side of her Back just Hollywood it Apt a actor Over Busy Beverst Rasse a like the i Coslit of Connecticut. 50. Above the Waist. Peter Lawford of Mother lady end of the t a \ r u so died a few minutes later be May Law Ford. Said saturday she at least 16 person. Were known liner i lodges or Norm Caro fore an ambulance arrived at the quit her $30wcek Job with a to be in the Hospital with severe several were in critical Der positive control at Tho time some May have committed Sui one was off ride. Phillip Goldstein chief of the reports that the rebellion had Hunters dogs and rabbits and no 18 other Lay already More than Stewart l. Udall of Arizona. 40., humane ammonite within sight half the Boe of Etta Kent a it Coroner said yesterday Ipp a we re having a Fine Hunt,1, a a Davidson Home. Beverly Hills jewelry store after injuries. Pickup truck in which Secretary of the Interior rep. Hayden Wake r ando1 a an argument with the owner Over condition. They included motor v Var politics. Lists dragged from blazing Auto years Hunt Impi Dentts the Raj or investigation indicated lady Lawford. Whose son is mobiles drenched with investigating division of the civil ended in bloody failure poured out said j. Pierce Van Hoy. Spokes-3, a a a Dation death was apparently accidental married to president elect John a Quot it to Hei were .rea.ed. Aeronautic Board also said the of Addis Ababa. The City was re Man or the sponsoring american a,2sltd a a. no inquest is planned. F. Kennedy s sister backed Nice a by a Twa plane was Beng traced at ported aptly returning to nor ugh Tost in. A a Ive counted at to one s a it it the two boys. Robert Lynn jul president Richard m Nixon in a the time on radar Scopes at la Mal least to Hunters and if there Are 5,1,1 one of the boys said of the Ford Jor Yox he victim s Nephew the election guard Field it destination diplomats in London also Beard any humane authorities they whacked it twice with his motor t44. And Roger be Vuncannon. A <1 it know whether i ?.njfofkdsdss. A for the Jet headed for Idle that four ministers who served the Haven t identified themselves a uck ? North Asheboro had spent fired or resigned she said. The f h exception wid Airport to Miles away he is year old a conquering lion of they had threatened to try to Stop humane authorities who Eon a i 1 i l is or c night at the Elmer Davidson store owner told Hun this Politi-1 a Aid a i Don t believe that the Judah Quot were shot As hostages Fri a a a. A -.-. A a aft Llu a a me at me Calmer owner Toia inc. Pour a r Home and had gone Hunting on Cal thing is affecting my Busi of a in an 1 v a ? Secretary of agriculture Davidson farm yesterday not infant afford to get to aft playing vol Yaj. Jer the crash flames stretched too lady Lawford who took the Job it Ard and shot Ijo feet in the i United air lines plane had been Jay As landed in Asmara 400 cruel. Shad barraged the legion Post and Orville t Fryman of a i identified As Itice on the scope. Mics North of the capital and Van Hoy broke off the Converse state authorities with protests. A morning. A s Ain s is or is or . Y ass a we our ass 2ss.-ss.si a ,3,a�s-. Is sixth annual Nunt Over roil s attorney general Wolvert f utes Vuncannon fold Deputy ser idea. Anyone Escapee me rear car or it brought a vast corps of sex the slain officials were said to two Hunters with ports Here Many of them working. Ine j0 through the night examining radio loan to la a ministers of de swipes communications remnants. Records plane tense and Commerce the acting missed. Another using a Golf like Charlotte. Took Roundhouse Sproud Over our arms Kennedy Broth a a 0 Kennedy. 35 their Sticks and in this Vicinity 50 Miles North of youngest1 the two car Streetcar. Charred equipment fore in Niin Lster and the Deputy swing slowed the animal Down. The legion will have the Rab hinges h postmaster general j Edward Day vice president of Prudential operations. 46. Hight patterns and other Quot material minister of information. The min More Hunter closed in. And bits cleaned dressed and men u Nus ranch co Western in a search for the cause Star was reported miss finished the Rabbit off no guns the main course of a Barbecue. A so far there is no definite ins and ministers of Public were allowed. They were allowed proceeds of the Barbecue support works and finance fled the City until six years ago but the Hunts the posts charitable and civic when the revolt broke out. Became so popular that sponsors activities. See crash on Page 2-a it names president tomorrow electoral College stands tests criticisms of years by Arthur Edson credibly Light. Associated press staff writer i every four years in each of Washington apr from the state capitols the winning Augusta Maine to Honolulu 537 electors meet and select a presi members of the exclusive unique Dent whose name has been know n electoral College meet monday to to All of us since shortly after the perform a solemn and important election. Duty choose the next president of for years a Ever since the the United states. Growth of the party system a the this College has no Campus no electoral College has been Only a course of study no professors no formality football team. For years critics have been say its members Are unknown to ing that it is anachronistic Annist voters who gave them this Tiqua Ted archaic awesome Trust. This year criticism has come it is no longer even Clear How More quickly and More violently it happened to be called a College than usual. In the first place. I close race most electors Are chosen by sen. John f. Kennedy squeezed their party organizations. A few past vice president Richard m. Are picked in primaries. There s Nixon by such a meager margin no salary but the duties Are in that a shift of comparatively few pro West regime victorious Vientiane lao a the victorious pro Western govern ment of Laos started a recovery program saturday for this ruined capital City freed from leftist troops after a three Day Battle. Vientiane a capture Friday broke the Back of the neutralise move votes would show him trailing in electoral College and generally ment in Laos the new regime the popular vote count and still speaking they done to like what which is temporarily located in winning in the electoral College they Sec. Savannah it indicated. But the this has happened before in our summed up they say at Best government still fears a Long and history and there s no reason to the College is undemocratic at Tough Jungle fight against the pro suppose it won t happen again. Worst it s dangerous and Possi-1 communist Patchet lao so the cries of alarm were by a Little broadcast Satur loud and insistent. Majority i Day night admitted defeat in the sen Mike Mansfield of Mon in theory Kennedy or Nixon a Ebua Newbatt e Tut Abele in Sim Tana who May wind up As the could have carried the nation by a decision to withdraw. A Senate democratic Leader has exactly 50 popular votes of Aime for recapture said firmly the electoral College of them had carried each state he i a must go. By a single vote he would have Pipin Rad a sen Kart Mundt r s o to scored an electoral College shut the Here is reported pick one among Many others out 537-0 a a trifle again it had been sides with Mansfield in declaring since this could but probably let in Yongho a fore the electoral College is a relic wont be the last get together of hey lost Vientiane. The retreating that should be cast out of our this quaint contraption lets Takero. Communique carried away political attic. A look at How it was the fiend much of their so editorial writers comments and Why despite the criticisms Sjef supp red artillery which will tors and assorted pundits have Al give Patchet lao guerrilla Cam taken another serious look at the toral on i age 3a pages a i wreckage in Street smoke rises from wreckage of a u. S. Air had just taken off from nearby Munich Force transport plane and the Streetcar Airport bound for its Northolt. England into which it crashed in the heart of base with dependents of u. S. Military downtown Munich Germany. The plane personnel aboard

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