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The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia • 20

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20
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-A HOMEMADE CABLE HARNESS 20 THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Friday, July 30, 1965 but thank God not seriously. She was only bruised." It was 1:30 p.m. Thursday before Heinz himself came over. As he swept in over the wall he dropped all his papers in East Berlin. German Family Slides to Freedom cycle wheel axle, with a shoulder and waist harness slung underneath, the person hanging on to an attachment to the axle as it rolled down the cable.

"Then my wife went next. She was hurt as she landed, LICENSED TO fl into the building Wednesday and at 5 p.m. they went into an attic room, where they stayed until about 10 p.m. and began the escape at 11. Holzapfel had a nylon-type cord about as thick as a tennis racket string tied to a hammer.

His preparations were thorough. He had painted the hammer handle with phosphorous so that those waiting in West Berlin would see it when he threw it. Those in the West fastened a heavy cable to the hammer and Heinz and Jutta pulled it to them "taking all our strength." "We were all very quiet. Guenter was sent over first." Holzapfel explained he had made a pulley out of a bi ly hurt in the dramatic slide to freedom. The West Berlin city government identified the family as Heinz Holzapfel, 33; his wife, Jutta, 32, and their son, Guenter.

The father is an economist from Leipzig. The Government Press Office said Holzapfel gave this account: "I planned the escape for a year and a half. I was 80 per cent certain that the plan would succeed, because everything had been well prepared and besides I had helpers in West Berlin. "Often I had occasion to visit the ministries building on business but in the building itself I had no help." Holzapfel took his family BERLIN UP-ln one of the boldest escapes of the Cold War, an East German economist, his wife and their 9-year-old son slung themselves in a homemade cable harness from the roof of a heavily guarded Communist government building to the safety of West Berlin. They came down over the barbed wire-topped wall Thursday night from the top of the five-story House of Ministries where East German Premier Willie Stoph has offices.

The long, grey structure is about 25 feet from the wall dividing East and West Berlin. The family had help from people awaiting them in West Berlin. The woman was slight Br At-. 'J Miss Golden Leaf JOSEPH E.LEVINE 1 1 tmm tmsL 1 1 A 4s MBK BHTIIBpHBMk PETER SELLERS Is from Adel NASHVILLE, Ga. Brenda Daniel of Adel, center, was chosen "Miss Golden Leaf of 19ti5" at the tobacco market opening here.

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