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Photograph article dated September 5, 1963 partially reads, "Tragedy seemed remote as the baby and her great-grandmother enjoyed a warm afternoon airing. Happily riding in her stroller, little Lori Kline, 14 months old, innocently pulled a holly leaf from a bush and quick as a flash stuffed it in her mouth. It lodged in her throat. The brittle leaf's sharp points caused the tiny tot to gag and grasp, battling for air. The panic-stricken woman grabbed the child and rushed for the street, yelling for help as she ran. Two Pacific Telephone repairmen dropped their work and came a-running. With admirable common sense, one of them up-ended Lori while the other reached into her throat and extracted the dangerous, prickly leaf. Mrs. Esther Rapp credits the men with saving her great-granddaughter's life, and thanks God they were near enough to help." Pictured are hero repairmen, Harry Hilliard (left) and Rex Nance.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm. Photographic prints
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