Accident near Cedar Rapids December 13, 1947 Page 1, Columns 3 - 5
'*»». AP Wircphoto TRUCK DRIVER DROPS IN FOR COFFEE — (Top picture) This semi-trailer truck turned over on its side after nosing into the front of Lynn's Midway cafe, near Cedar Rapids Saturday morning. (Lower picture) The driver of the truck, Everett Halstead, 26, (2nd from left) gets his morning coffee even after his dramatic but damaging entrance entrance into the cafe. Others in the picture are unidentified. GOP Senators Agree to Plan to Curb Costs Washington, (/P) — Republican senators agreed Saturday on a 10- point anti-inflation program aimed at curbing the cost of living through voluntary action combined combined with some government controls. controls. Chairman Millikin (R-CoIo.) of the republican senate conference withheld details of the program Cedar Rapids, (IP) —A freak truck accident at 9 a. m. Saturday ivrecked the front of Lynn's Midway Midway cafe 8 miles east of here on highway 30 when a semi-trailer truck loaded with merchandise left the road, struck the building Gasoline pumps were knocked over at the same time. Martha Schrimper said she hai just removed the morning's de livery of bread from the fron door and walked 10 feet into tin and turned on its side. building when the crash occurred Neither Everett Halstead. 2li. of No estimate of damage to th Omaha, driver of the truck, nor building was made immediately by Martha Schrimper, 36, waitress Richard Lynn, owner of the caf who was the sole occupant of the but considerable damage was don cafe, was injured. to the dining area and service sta Halstead said his vehicle was crowded off the paving on a nearby curve, slid on the ice and snow oh the shoulder, slashed -its way through the front of the building and turned on its side. tion. Halstead was unable to es timate the value of his cargo. Halstead was arrested on charge of reckless driving. He wa fined S100 in a justice of peac court here.