Earl M "Lucky" TETER The Star Press, 07 Jul 1942, Tue, Page #3.
Military Rites To Be Accorded "Lucky" Teter Daredevil Driver Deprived Of Army Commission By Fatal Auto Stunt. NoblesvUle. Ind., July 6 (JP) Earl M. (Lucky) Teter, 39, deprived of an armv commission by fatal in juries in bis last appearance as a daredevil automobile stunt driver, will be accorded a military funeral Tues day. The service will be held in the Methodist Church here at 3 p. m. (CWT) with burial in Crownland Cemetery. The body will he In. state at the church from noon to 3 o'clock. Teter died at Indianapolis last night soon after being hurt while performing in a show at the Indiana state fairgrounds for the army relief fund. He was born in NoblesvUle. Capt. A. J Jtouch, adjutant at Fort Benjamin Harrison, said Teter had applied for a commission in thcinotor division of the quartermaster corps and that it likely would have been granted. CoL Walter S. Drysdale, command ant at Fort Harrison, and CoL F. D. Lynch, commander of the army air force's storage depot at the state fairgrounds, wiU send military units here to stand guard over the body. The 36-piece 36-piece 36-piece fort band will play, a firing squad will fire a salute at the grave and a bugler will sound taps. Col. Drysdale and CoL Lynch and members of their staffs will attend the funeral. Associates of Teter will act as paUbearers. The Rev. E. J. Wickersham, pastor of the church and former pastor of the Portland Methodist Church, will have charge oi tne rites.