Mickey Baltz is a ventriloquist character created by Kansas native Howard Baltz in 1932 according to his family. Howard performed as a magician and ventriloquist through out the midwest under the performance name of Howard Stone. Along with his wife Clora, Howard entertained for charity events and hospitals up until his passing in the late 1990's. Since that time, Mickey has remained silent and in poor physical shape until restored by professional entertainer Jim Barber who unveiled the new Mickey during his live performance on Saturday, June 19, 2011 at the Hamner Barber Theater in Branson, Missouri. This video shows the 77 year old Mickey's return to the stage after 32 years of silence as well as scenes from the restoration process as performed by Jim Barber. http://www.jimbarber.com http://www.hamnerbarber.com http://www.venthaven.com
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Day 5 • April 14 • 1912 11:40 p.m. —"Iceberg right ahead!" You know how some kids is born with silver spoons in their mouths? Well that weren't me. An orphan, I got me first job at age 12 on a training ship. Stayed there till I turned 16, then went to sea as a deck boy. Worked me way up to able seaman and, blimey, look at me now. Crewman Frederick Fleet, here—24-year-old RMS Titanic lookout, 50 feet above deck in the crow's nest. Weather's been mild this voyage, but it turned icy cold as the sun went down. The stars is bright alright, but their reflection on the water is so flat that me and the other lookout can't see nothing in our path till we're right smack on it. And that's just what happened as Titanic sailed into that deadly ice field. I saw it first. "Iceberg right ahead!" I yelled, sounding the alarm bell. Within 37 seconds Titanic brushed the side of the berg, showering ice onto the deck below. Climbing down from my post I feared I'd be blamed for not spotting it sooner. Seemed we might be okay until the engines stopped, and the ship began tilting head first into the sea.