Carl - son of Earnest. Any relation?

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Carl - son of Earnest.  Any relation? - Young Crash Victim Showing Improvement SAN...
Young Crash Victim Showing Improvement SAN ANTONIO - Young Karl Boehler, Victim of an aiplane crash early this month which killed another man, is showing signs of improvement in Methodist Hospital at San Antonio following his second round of surgery since being admitted there. . Boehler was left unconcious for a week following the fatal crash near Brackettville on May first. The pilot of the glider craft, Dudley C. Shaw, 31, was killed instantly. The youth's experience makes him one of the few persons fortunate enough to describe the feeling of a niihtmarish plane crash. He and Shaw rode the engineless craft over 300 feet, spinning wing over wing and crashing nose first into the ground near the end of Fort Clark runway. Surgery was performed to rebuild Boehlers splintered face and head. A week later another, procedure was necessary to remove the packing placed in parts of his face by plastic surgeons. The young high school student still relives that day in night. night. mares that produce violent reaction's,- but during his waking, hours he prefers not to talk about the crash. The cause of the crash is still puzzling to many. FAA investigators investigators probably know within reason why the plane dove into the ground, but only Shaw and possibly young Boehler, know for sure. Boehler remains in the hospital today, almost one month since the crash. Cards and letters are coming in from : many parts of the country from people who have read news accounts of his experience and of the interest shown by friends and neighbors who have rallied to his support in the form of donations and contributions. There is still a need for blood to replace that which was used following the crash and'during surgery. Persons interested in helping are asked to contact the Methodist Hospital for instructions. instructions. Meanwhile Boehlers mother remains at his hospital bedside while his father, Ernest Boehler, drives back and forth between San Antonio and Del Bio where he works as a T41 flight instructor. Federal Court Convene Here beer and the Chief SURVIVES CRASH-Kar! Boehler, flying enthusiast, says he. still wants to fly again. (News-Herald Photo) The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas is scheduled to 'convene here Monday morning at 10:30 to begin pretrial hearings. U.S. District Judge John Wood, originally had set his return to Del Rio for June first but will return early for the hearings. The official court docket was not immediately available. Jurors are not due to report until June first. • San Felipe Lions Set Installation . San Felipe Lions Club will Install its officers at an awards night June 26, the club president, Rudy Vazquez, announced at the meeting of the club Wednesday night in the Scout Hut. • ' Final plans for this affair will be laid at the meeting next week. Johnny OHvares and Victor B. Ortiz, project chairmen, reported the annual barbecue highly successful. members who worked on the project . and mentioned businessmen who also participated. . Abe Ramirez presented a gift of. appreciation to Gene Morish, his assistant Scoutmaster who is being transferred to Southeast Asia. Morish is a member of the San Felipe Lions Club and an assistant Scoutmaster of the club-sponsored Boy Scout

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  1. Del Rio News Herald,
  2. 23 May 1971, Sun,
  3. Page 10

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