Death of Calvin Toms
Oregon Man Dies in Iowa Alilo Accident GRINNELL, Iowa — An Oregon, III ., man and a former Mount Morris, III resident wore killed instantly Friday afternoon when their car crashed headon into an auto carrying three Roman Catholic nuns One of the nuns was also killed in the collision. collision. Killed In the accident were Vernon Vernon L. Arnold, 29. Oregon, and Calvin Calvin ('. Toms, 19, Arvada, Colo. Toms, native of Seward, III., lived in Mount Morris until 1959. Also killed was Sister Mary Martina, about 68, a teacher at a parochial school at Victor, Iowa. According to Poweshiek County Sheriff Wiley Taylor the* collision occurred occurred on a level section of Rt. 6, about 15 miles east of here. Taylor said the westbound car carrying the nuns crossed into the eastbound lane and struck the car driven hy Toms headon. Taylor speculated today that the car in which the nuns were riding was attempting to pass an unidentified unidentified car when the crash occurred Arnold, who lived at 409 S. 9th St. with his wife and daughter, was an employe of Kable Printing (o., Mount Morris. According to Taylor, Arnold and Toms were returning to Oregon from Colorado and were riding in a small foreign-made car owned by Arnold. Injured in the accident were Sister Sister Mary Geraldine Neary, 55. and I Sister Loretta Walsh, 56. both teach- I ers at the school in Victor. Funeral arrangements for Arnold are incomplete at the Finch Funeral ; Home, Mount Morris. Both Ixxlies are being returned to Illinois today.