November 11, 1964
. . • - , j - , j • A_ stolen ._payloader wrecked j $1,200 Damage From Thieves On Pqyloader havoc near New Lancaster early this morning, bowling over several several hundred yards of fence- rows along County Line and Cooper Cooper Canning Factory Roads. 'According to witnesses' reports, reports, the vehicle was taken 4rom a pipeline construction project at State Roads 13 and 37 about 4:30 a.m. At 4:50 a.m. another witness reported.seeing two men about 25 to 30' years old driving the machine south bin County Line Road near the Cooper Canning • Factory. A blue and white 1957 Pontiac Bonneville was seen following the vehicle. Twenty-fivs minutes liter it was seen at the factory property where it knocked down 180-rods of : fencing. Traveling west on the factory road, the path of destruction enc>ilfed fences on the Paul Crull, Bill Swift, George Meyer- ly and Ray Leisure farms. The fencing then became so badly entangled in- the axles of the vehicle that it was abandoned one-half mile east of Curtisville Road. Damage to the Crull fences was estimated at $700 while damage to Swift's, Mey- erly's and Leisure's property was estimated at $500. No estimate estimate was given for the factory fencing- The brake linings of the pay- loader, which belongs to the Paul W. Meyers Pipeline Construction Construction Co., were torn, but no damage- estimates were given.