Herbert Bitting, Jr. - 27 Nov 1957
BtiATKICK, NEBRASKA, BITTING CAR—IT. E. "Junior" Bitting suffered severe injuries early fills morning wlion (his cat which ho was driving-, went out. of control and struck a telephone pole- (right background) alum- Highway 77 at the "S" curvn north of Ben trice. Aftor hitting the; pole, the car moved fonvarc several yards before coming to a stop. (Photo by Fred Steinkarnp) Thanksgiving union services in Beatrice Thursday will be a day not only for feasting but also for moments of devout thanksgiving for o u r blessings of the year. At least 25 churches in this area will have special Thanksgiving services, most of them in ' the morning. Mostjieatrice Protestant churches will join in a union Thanksgiving service at 9 a. m. at the First Christian Church. Rev. Hugh Crandall, First Baptist Church, will deliver the sermon, and the First Christian Choir will sing the anthem. Aiding Rev. Crandall will be Rev. Hubert Sias, First Christian and Rev. George Neubert, West Side Baptist. Christ Episcopal Church will celebrate a Thanksgiving high mass at 8:.')fl a. m. First Church of Christ Scientist will have special meetings at 11 a. m. and 4:30 p. m. Most Lutheran churches in the area, and some others, have scheduled special Thanksgiving services. Among them: 8: >15 a. m. —Peace Lutheran, Lewiston. 9 a. m. —Emmaus Evangelical Lutheran. 9:30 a. m. —American Lutheran Filley; Christ Lutheran, Pickrell; St. Paul's Evangelical, DeWitt. 10 a. m. Immanuel State Line Lutheran; St. John's Lutheran, of Wymore; St. Paul's Lutheran, of Diller; Trinity Lutheran, DeWitt; Zion Lutheran, Pickrell. 10:30 a. m. — Emmanuel Lu- have its choral eucharist at lOjtheran; St. Paul'r Evangelical a. m. Beatrice Mennonite, First Lutheran, Plymouth. Mennonite, and Christ Evangelical Lutheran will have special services at 10:30 a. m. St. John's Lutheran at 9 a. m. St. Paul's Lutheran at 10 a.m. St. Joseph's Catholic Church will 11 a. m. — American Lutheran, Adams. 7:30 p. m. — Burchard Methodist. 8 p. m. — Redeemer-Evangelical Lutheran, Hollenberg. Cool Thanksgiving in prospect here Associated I'ress A cool Thanksgiving is in prospect for Nebraska. The passage of cool Pacific air dropped temperatures in the state somewhat and marks were expected to average below normal Aim drive boosts juvenile courts LINCOLN UP)—An eight-membe statewide committee had bee established Wednesday to launc a drive aimed at evoking vote approval of a constitutiona amendment authorizing the Leg Junior Bitting hurt in wreck One-car mishap; describe condition as 'satisfactory' H. E. "Junior" Bitting was severely injured shortly after L o'clock this morning when I car" went out of control at the "S" curve on Highway' 77 six miles north of Beatrice, and struc': a telephone pole. Bitting is in the hospital with broken right shoulder, severa broken ribs, a scalp laceration anc many other cuts and bruises. His condition was described today a. c "satisfactory." Sheriff Ned Maxwell said that Bitting, traveling south, had just made the "S" curve when his right wheels apparantly went off the concrete into the soft, muddy shoulder. In an effort to get )acjc onto the paving, apparently ie jerked his .steering wheel. The car shot—across the j highway over he bank to the left side of the •oad breaking off a fence post: and striking a telephone pole in the fence line. He did not hit the pole head-on, and the car slid off and progressed several yards before coming to a stop. There was heavy damage to the 1957-model car. Bitting was taken by ambulance to the Mennonitc Hospital.