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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1976, High Point, North Carolina6c High Point Enterprise wednesday september 15, 1976 Mother of dead baby known As quiet child7 new York in the nearly 25 years since she was born Joanne Bashold seemed forever destined to be just another face in the crowd briefly glimpsed quickly forgotten she has been a quiet child since recalled her Mother Margaret Bashold Back in Kirtland Ohio a sub Urb of Cleveland Joanne graduated from the Kirtland High school in 1970 and principal Raymond Jorge remembered she was a very quiet serious introspective girl she was t a social animal although she was at times cheerful she was an average student unassuming and there was t any notable activity i can recall in regard to her that was How Joanne led her life quiet reserved serious self sufficient not one to make friends noticed fleeting if at All a neighbor found her on one occasion sad but singing a Little song then in a moment of horror on a sunny labor Day morning last week Joanne Bashold s carefully knit cloak of anonymity was ripped aside her six Day old infant daughter Home from the Hospital Only 12 hours was torn apart and partially devoured by her starving pet German Shepherd Joanne had obtained the dog for Protection this thing happened be cause of a whole series of tragic said lawyer Elliot Cook assigned to Joanne s Case by the Legal Aid society after she was charged with criminal negligence in the baby s death Joanne Bashold was born oct 12 1951, into a roman Catholic family in Cleveland one of five Sisters in Kirtland she grew into a pretty brow haired girl about 5 feet 2 inches tall she left Home at the age of 21 and came to new York arriving Jan 14, 1973 she wanted to be on her own that s Why she went to Joanne Bashold High school photo sew said her Mother like a million Young girls before her Joanne s arrival in new York went unnoticed she reportedly worked As a chambermaid in a Catskill Mountain summer resort for about a year then moved to Manhattan last october Joanne got a temporary Job through a seventh Avenue placement Agency and in that same month she became pregnant she was to Tell welfare workers later that she did not know the name of the baby s father she did not Tell them the child had been conceived in the course of a rape she later told police and lawyers that she was in fact impregnated by a rapist she wanted that baby very said Cook even after she had been raped she chose not to have an abortion but to have the child Joanne lived for a time on the upper West Side but last May moved into a month two room Kitchenette apartment at 319 e 105th St in a Spanish Harlem Block that police called one of the worst in the area she lived on the top floor of a dilapidated six Story tenement its hallways spotted with dried human excrement us fetid air reeking of urine in her apartment was a wooden folding chair and a Brown Rug the sum total of her furnishings when asked Why she lived in such a run Down area Joanne was quoted As saying it was the Best she could afford it was in May also that Joanne quit her temporary Job because of her advancing pregnancy she tried to get unemployment insurance but was turned away As in eligible because she had quit the Job last june 21, Joanne applied for welfare and after a week s investigation and verification of her pregnancy she became another statistic among 1 1 million Relief clients whose support costs the City of new York More than billion a year Joanne was Given an initial Check for 80 subsequently she was allotted a month about above the average because of her pregnancy in explaining the failure of the department of social services to follow up on Joanne s Case at least to the extent of providing her with a crib that might have saved her child s life a spokesman said it s against the Law for a Case worker to visit a client s Home because of the civil liberties Issue unless the client requests it now after her Hospi Tahr action or before she could have come into a Center we Haven t seen her since june 28 and said look i m Down on my Luck i be spent Money getting ready to have a baby or whatever i need a social worker to come visit me and look at my surroundings and see what my needs Are Case worker could recommend More furniture but apparently Joanne was unwilling to push herself for Ward even in her hour of greatest need she did t make friends recalled Henry America superintendent of her apart ment building cookie Kissam said she saw Joanne Only once during the three months they were nextdoor neighbors in the building i saw her sitting on the stairs on the third floor said miss Kissam and i asked her what was wrong she told me it was time for her baby and she was tired that was about two weeks ago i told her that if she had and pain or anything to Tell me Ana i d Call the police Fot her then i asked her if i could do anything for her and she said no she was really tired and worried she did t enjoy anything she was sad and unhappy i Felt so sorry for her she was a quiet Type did t mix with nobody she was worrying when you re preg Nant and alone you just Don t know what you might do another neighbor teen aged Gloria Franchesi recalled of Joanne she used to come Home with Hei eyes All red her head hanging Down she looked i never talked to her and i never saw anyone visit her sometimes she d take the dog out sometimes she would come Back sad but singing a Little song the dog was Joanne s four month old 15-Pound female German Shepherd with whom she shared her mean apartment she d gotten it from the Spca when she moved to East 105th Street hoping it would provide her Protection Joanne did not abuse the dog a Legal Aid source said but she was not Able to provide sufficient food her time at hand Joanne entered Bellevue Hospital sept 1 and later that Day bore a daughter Carra described b the Hospital As a Normal full term baby girl meanwhile the dog was left behind in the apartment see arrangements 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