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From the Vault: News from the Thursday, April 2, 1964 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted 3/27/18

Auto crashes into Pineford Acres home

Staff Sgt. Eddie Shields, 32, of 10 Valley Lane was injured when his car crashed into a Pineford Acres home and broke into flames Tuesday night, shortly after …

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From the Vault: News from the Thursday, April 2, 1964 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted

Auto crashes into Pineford Acres home

Staff Sgt. Eddie Shields, 32, of 10 Valley Lane was injured when his car crashed into a Pineford Acres home and broke into flames Tuesday night, shortly after 9 p.m.

Shields, stationed at Olmsted Air Force Base, was treated at the dispensary for facial cuts, a possible fracture of the right leg, cuts of the left leg and multiple bruises. He was listed in a satisfactory condition at Harrisburg Hospital, where he was transferred later.

Borough police said Shields would be charged with reckless driving. According to the report, two teenagers were showered with plaster but escaped injury when the car crashed into the home of the Thomas E. Stewart Jr. family at 4 Valley Lane. They were identified as Stewart’s daughter, Betsy, 17, and her boyfriend, Louis Souders, a prominent Blue Raider athlete.

Firemen said the car was traveling on Adelia Street, which is at the rear of the home. It jumped the curb and struck the rear corner of the dwelling and broke into flames. Firemen and a neighbor freed the injured man from the wreckage and then the burning vehicle was pulled away from the house to prevent the two-story home from igniting.

Damage to the home was estimated at about $500 and to Shield's car, $1,500.

Two local persons are safe in Alaska quake

Two local people in the Alaskan earthquake zone are reported safe and word is awaited here on three others, according to Mrs. Ethel Roth, secretary of the local chapter, American Red Cross.

Mrs. Harry C. Nagle, 133 W. Water St., was the first to receive the good news when she talked by telephone Saturday afternoon to her daughter, 1st Lt. Phyllis J. Nagle, stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage. She told her mother she was on duty at the base hospital and had just finished taking trays to the patients when the tremors started.

She was knocked from a chair and received back injuries. The hospital building was badly damaged. She said you could look from the sixth floor to the earth below inside the building. It will be rebuilt.

Miss Nagle has been stationed in Alaska for the past 18 months, and will complete her overseas duty in August.

Early Tuesday morning, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Lutz of 901 Chestnut St., Oak Hill, received word that their daughter, Nancy Jane Barlick, and her husband, AC/2 Charles W. Barlick, were safe. The couple were married last November and the airman has been stationed there since Jan. 21.

Mrs. Barlick left here March 16 to join her husband. Their apartment was slightly damaged.

The families of three other airmen stationed at the air base in Alaska were awaiting word at press time, following inquiries through the local chapter. They are: A1C Philip G. Swan by his mother, Mrs. Axel C. Lingren, 46 Sycamore Lane; Sr. Master Sgt. David E. Nye by his sister, Mrs. Weirich, East Harrisburg Pike; and M2C Wayne J. Sylvester by his wife, who resides at a trailer court, Harrisburg Pike, Middletown.

Boy gets letter from Dr. Schweitzer

A local 12-year-old boy received a letter from Dr. Albert Schweitzer of Lambarene, Gabon, Africa, in acknowledgement of a birthday greeting sent to the doctor and a $2 gift toward the furtherance of his work.

The boy, David Fishburn, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall. Fishburn of 405 Keener Ave. Within the envelope, which bears two colorful postage stamps, was an attractive photographed card that showed part of the grounds with a notation that “uncountable footprints of Dr. Schweitzer are lying here”

The penned note on the reverse side was made by Mrs. Hanna Oberman, Dr. Schweitzer’s co-worker, as follows: “Dr. Schweitzer is moved by your card and your gift which he will use for the children in the leper village. He supposes that you gave it from your own savings and appreciates it so much! He is always touched when children think of him. ...

“Dr. Schweitzer sends you his warm compliments and best wishes.”

Headlines from the edition

• Ron Schneck named golf pro at Olmsted Base

• Two Oberlin children hurt in three-car crash

• Annual Scout banquet held at Shope Gardens

• Local couple Weidners to celebrate 50th anniversary

• Police search for stolen car

• Annual spring musical Friday at Feaser School

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