James Bard-dies in place wreck-TDN-p.1-18 Oct 1954

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James Bard-dies in place wreck-TDN-p.1-18 Oct 1954 - HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION, PA,, MONDAY,...
HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION, PA,, MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1954. 5 CENTS PER OOPi; NO. 223. FLIER IS KILLED IN CRACK-UP IN in coroner wa; and have at her into it veteran, Sunday, of natives in then of will o'clock. who follow: Young Pilot Fatally Burned In Sunday Accident Here's the wreckage of the Piper Cub in which 26-year-old James Alfred Bard burned to death when the plane crashed in flames at Mount Union Airport yesterday afternoon after hitting a pole carrying electric power lines. Ralph Booher of Shirleysburg, shown at left with bandaged head and hands, pulled the critically burned pilot from the blazing inferno. Only the fire-blackened metal parts of the wings and fuselage remain. The utility pole which the plane hit may be seen, in the right foreground, under the one wing. • —Photo By Blair snore Hazel Takes 163 Lives; Clean Up Work Starts By UNITED PRESS Weary workers from South Carolina northward to the Canadian province of Ontario sought to restore order today out of the havoc .eft by Hurricane Hazel, one of :he worst ever to rip the North American continent. The known overall death toll stood at 163, including 82 in the United States, 60 in Canada and 21 in Haiti where the hurricane oosed its first lethal punch last Wednesday. Property damage ran into hundreds of millions of dol- rs. The grim search went on in Canada and Haiti for dozens of persons still reported missing. at 100 million dollars. The sodden wreckage of what was once one " of Toronto's best residential areas in Btobicoke Township continued to yield bodies, but the process of recovery and identification was slow. One street alone counted 54 dead or missing. Officials feared many of the victims had been swept out into Lake Ontario. Blocks Swept Away Most of the Canadian dead were residents of attractive waterfront (Continued On Page Six) THREE KILLED IN DULLES TO FLY TO EUROPE FOR THREE CRUCIAL MEETINGS Washington, ret. 18. — Secretary of State John Foster Dulles flies to Paris Tuesday for three crucial conferences that 'may make or break the West's historic new plan for rearming Germany. The fast-traveling secretary will meet with British, French, and German leaders Wednesday to sign a series of agreements formally ending the Big Three's nine-year occupation of West Germany. On Thursday, he will set in on a meeting of the Brussels Pact nations while they consider the admission of Germany and Italy and other measures clearing PLANE HITS POLE AT AIRPORT AND DROPS IN FLAMES A 26-year-oid Germany Valley flier was fatally injured at Mount Union Airport yesterday afternoon when the single- engined plane he was piloting crashed in flames after striking a pole and electric power lines. The pilot, James Alfred Bard of Mount Union, R. D. 1, died in J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital at 1:10 o'clock this Monday morning, 91/2 hours after the crash. His death was due to second and third degree burns of the entire body and shock. Bard/s condition was listed as "very critical" at the time of his admission to the hospital at 4:25 yesterday afternoon. He was horribly burned. Cpl. Earl S. Moore of the Pennsylvania State Police, Montoursville, aeronautics inspector, came to Mount Union today to conduct an investigation of the fatality.* Coroner B. Blair Shore of Huntingdon was called into the probe early today after Bard's death. Bardr flying a Piper J-3 Cub, was alone in the plane at the time of the accident at the northeast corner of the 3,000-foot airport. The blazing plane crashed into the airport parking lot near the hangar shop after takeoff. just two minutes Ralph Booher, 42, of Shirleysburg, was painfully burned while helping 1 to rescue the critically injured flier from the Mazing air- ci-aft. B'ooher, also a pilot, suffered bums of the face, neck and head and both arms and both, hands: He was treated for his burns, but not hospitalized. There were three eye-witnesses to the accident, all close personal friends of the pilot of the ill-fated monoplane. In addition to Ralph Booher,' the cfash was seen by Robert Hooper, Mount Union Borough policeman and James Drake, 25, of 26 North Jefferson (Continued on Page Twelve) T BOY FATALLY HUR IN SCHOOL; FORMER SAXTON RESIDENT A former Saxton youth, a senior at John Harris High School in Harrisburg, died Saturday morning as a result of head injuries received in an accident in the woodworking shop of the school. MoCavitt Frederick Hess, 17, of 520 North Sixteenth Street, Harrisburg, passed away at 8:15 a, m. Saturday, October 16, 1954, in the Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg. It is imported that the youth sustained the fatal head injury when he was struck by a piece of flying wood ejected from the machine on which he was working in the shop. The deceased was fcorn February 4,1937, in Saxton, a son of J. Frederick and Anna Mae (McCavitt) Hess. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Harrisburg and the Junior Holy Name Society of the church. He and his parents have resided in Harrisburg for the past nine years. His parents and one brother, Jan Peter Hess, at home, survive. His maternal grandmother, Mrs. Julia McCavitt of Mount Union, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hess of Entriken, also survive. High Mass of Requiem will ba

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