PACE 12 (hi) Mly News, ModUy. May 17,1965 Terror of Avalanche Is Described: 25 Are Dead By NICHOLAS STAUDINGER GARMISCH - PARTEN- KffiiCHEN, Germany (UPI) — "It was a horror ... it happened like a flash. Just boom, whoosh, white stuff splattering the window . . . then I grabbed the phone." Rick Baldwin, 22, of Dalton, Pa., a member of the U.S. Army alpine ski patrol, today described the terror of Saturday's avalanche which roared down the slopes of Mt. Zug- spitze Germany's highest peak. At least 25 persons; all Germans or Bavarians, were known dead in the slide, worst ever to hit the German Alps. Others possibly were believed buried under tons of snow and ice which covered this ski resort at the base of the mountain. More than 500 rescue workers, including U. S. Army troops, today were probing through tons of snow and rock. Demolition experts were trying to blast away gigantic snow ridges threatening the area 26 Members (ConUiiMd tram Pace Nine) a substitution in several roles. Additional class members, who appeared at the second performance were: Lena Underwood, Mildred Smith, Helen Scripture, Ruth Nelson and Gladys, Dunn. Class officers were: John J. Oliger, president; Loren M. Martin, vice president and prophet; Lillian Leo, secretary; William Joseph Hazelrigg, treasurer; James C. McLaughlin, lawyer; Ruth Nelson, historian; and Catherine Guthrie, poet. The class motto was: "Procede non recede." Class Roster • The roster of members of the class of 1930 at the time of their graduation was, as follows: Academic—Delpha C. Clary, Ruth E. Donnell, Elizabeth F. Downey, Gladys O. Dunn, Dortha A. Goddard, Catherine Guthrie, Bertha Hardebeck, Mary Harmon, Grace Hobbs* Ruth Hyatt, Lillian Ruth Leo, Zelpha L. Nelson, Cecelia M. Oliger, Helen Scripture, Marjorie Smith, Mildred Smith, Mary Adele Wickens. L. Richard Bobrink, Arthur L. Bruner, J. Spotswood Christian, Calvin C. Craig, Garnett G. Dowty, Herbert E. Draping, Douglas E. Gregory, John Manly Hayes, William Joseph Hazelrigg, John L. Jackson, Max E. Layton, Loren H. Martin, Charles J. Miller, James C. McLaughlin, John J. Oliger, Lawrence Rethlake, Raymond G. Rethlake. Agricultural — Byrl Bowlby, Anthony J. Ernstes, Ernest F. McKim, Gerald G. Robbins, Roy R. Robbins and Quentin Gray Turner. Industrial — Louis Clemens, Willard Dashiell, Clarence J. Doerflinger, James 0. Flake, Ralph Ford, Earl Gilmour, Carl H. Hardebeck, Walter Kammerling, Walter B. Oesterling, Harold Schortemeyer and Al J. Stier. Home Economics—Rose M. Greiwe and Beulah Selke Tompkins. Commercial—Gladys Bruner, Helen Mae Jones, Ruth Nelson, Mary Kathern Stone, Dorothy O. Tomson, Lena Underwood, Viola Weber and Russell E. Fromer. Two class members, L. Richard Bobrink and Carl H. Hardebeck, completed their studies at the end of the first semester but were graduated with the class on May 15. Three other members of the class of 1930 had sent in reservations but were unable to attend. They were: Arthur Bruner of North Vernon; and Walter Oesterling and Mrs. Viola Weber Hinds, both of Greensburg. with new slides. Baldwin and another Pennsylvanian, Tom Gannon, 23, of College Park, were tending the Army's Garmisch recreation area ski shop when the avalanche struck. Both are private first class. "It was like a slow - motion horror movie," Gannon related. "The snow shelf on top of the hotel crumbled and fell down/ It looked like it was going to land smack on the roof . . . Honor Seniors At Christian Church Here Dr. James L. Stoner, pastor of North Christian Church at Columbus, addressed high school seniors of the First Christian Church at the annual dinner in their honor Sunday night. Speaking on the theme, "Parking on Someone Else's Nickel," the Columbus pastor recommended that the young people should be grateful for assistance in the past and that they should make their own contribution in life. He suggested they should seek for world peace, elimination of poverty and disease, world brotherhood and development of a Christian philosophy in life. Mrs. Stoner accompanied him to Greensburg. Ray Webster served as master of ceremonies. The invocation was offered by the Rev. Gordon E. Masters. J. Burney Lehman presented Bibles to the young people. Merritt C. Thornburg Dronounced the benediction. The linner was prepared and served jy the Golden Rule Class of the Sunday School. Mr. and Mrs. John Slaughter of Columbus, : ormer teachers of the young people in the Sunday School, came here for the senior dinner. Lehman read the names of the 23 young people from the congregation who are members of 1965 graduating classes. Edward Dance and Burtus Hicks, seniors at Burney High School and Artella Barnes, New Point High School senior, were unable to attend, owing to baccalaureate services. Six other seniors will receive Bibles later. They are: John Wall, Carlos Weber, Karren Merritt, Karen Minary, Larry Filler and Phillip Poling. The 14 seniors to whom Bibles were presented were: Rhonda Cutsinger, Angela Gardner, Richard Gommell, Mary Sue Kanouse, Nita Kanouse, Steve Konzelman, Sandra Phillips, Patrick Osting, Ronald Redington, Sally Ann Thornburg, Paula Sue Vanderbur, Janet VanOsdol, Dawn Verway and Jane Easley. ASK SPECIAL PRAYERS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (UPI)_A natiqnal union of firemen called on its members Saturday to say special prayers "so the government will be kind to us" and provide higher wages. Otherwise, the union said, it would be compelled to strike. Only a Hoax BLACKPOOL, England (UPI) — While the 40 other men in black cossack hats sipped vodka hi the hotel foyer, one slipped away and asked a waiter for "political asylum." The astonished waiter called police who questioned the "defector" for 15 minutes before he broke down and admitted — with a grin — that he and the other members of the "Slovak tour of British arts, 1965" were of the Happy Wanderers Hoaxers Club from a neighboring town. "I could hear people screaming from the hotel. The terrace railing was all twisted off and sun chairs were scattered all twisted on the slope. Down at the bottom I could see black dots in the snow. Some of them moved and I snapped off my skis and ran down to help pull them out." Gannon rescued the only American known to have been trapped by the slide, Neil Canter, 27, of Arlington, Va. v Canter is an Air Force employe who was returning home from assignment in Saigon, South Viet Nam, and had stopped for a ski vacation. He was reported in satisfactory condition with head: injuries. Baldwin said the slope sounded ''like a bomb." He and Gan- jion, along with other members of the patrol, kept at the rescue work through most of the weekend. The others were William Mitchell, 21, of Beverly, Mass., and Allen Miller, 22, of Aspen, Colo. • Ifrom Our PILES May 17, 1950 Announcement was made by Mrs. Jean Finley that Miss Rita Meyer would take over duties as assistant home demonstration agent here. Passenger train and freight service on rail lines was resumed after a six day strike. The engagement and approaching marriage of Betty Ann Land and Calvin Green was announced. Mrs. Nancy Young was announced as one of the eighteen new provisional members by the Indianapolis Junior League. Miss Charlene Ferguson, Westport had been elected president of I. U. Panhellenic Association. Mrs. Wayne Weber returned to her home after several days visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peterson at Waukegan, 111. Dr. and Mrs. Charles J. Miller of New York City were visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Miller. Robert Garner and Richard Moore were broadcasting from WHAS on a 9:30 o'clock program with the Hanover College Men's "Hee Club. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bishop, Westport, had named their daughter Sarah Faye. Mrs. Hazlitt Hall was honored guest at a miscellaneous bridal shower at the home of Mrs. Melvin Reidenbach. Mrs. E. J. Hancock was the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Cadou at the Press Club, Indianapolis. Actress, Composer Wed In Simple Ceremony LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI)— Actress Angie Dickinson, 31, and composer Burt Bacharach, 36, were married last Saturday in a simple ceremony at the Silver Bell 1 Wedding Chapel. The Rev. James Whitehead of the Church of Christ performed the eight-minute ceremony. Actor David Nelson of the "Ozzie and Harriet" television series was the best man. His wife, June, was matron of honor. Bacharach, whose hit songs include "Wives and Lovers," is the son of syndicated columnist Bert Bacharach. He introduced the pair. The couple planned no honeymoon because Miss Dickinson had to return to Hollywood today for filming of "The Chase' with Marlon Brando. With Suitcase— Stowaway Packs Self In 3-Foot-Square Box LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Officials today pondered what to do with a husky young Welsh adventurer who packed himself in a 3-foot-square box and tried to get shipped home from Australia as a computer. Instead of heading westward to Cardiff, Wales, Brian Robson, 19, traveled 8,000 miles eastward and-ended up in the prison ward of County General Hospital. Authorities Sunday night booked Robson on charges of stowing away on a plane and illegally entering the United States ... both federal offenses. Sheriffs deputies said Rob- son's condition was "very good" and that it probably would be a "day or two" before doctors release bun from the hospital. Robson was treated at Central Receiving Hospital before he was transferred to County General Hospital. His trouble primarily appeared to be weakness and stiffness caused' by his four days of tight confinement and fast-like diet. The youth had jammed himself inside a box measuring 35% inches long, 30 inches wide and 38 inches high. Robson, 5- feet - 8, shared his cramped quarters with a 37-by-18-by-ll- inch suitcase. Water, Cookies In addition, Robson had a flashlight, hammer, two plastic pint - sized bottles, of water, cookies, two magazines and a two-quart sealed plastic container for sanitary purposes. Pan American Airways personnel estimated Robson was in the box 92 hours. "Another 12 hours and he'd have been a goner," airport policeman Sgt. Kenneth Larsen told newsmen. ' Robson's odyssey began nearly a year ago in his native Cardiff when he accepted an Australian offer to pay his passage as a settler. 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