Herb Bitting accident - 1 Oct 1948

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Temperatures « p. in. (Unofficial) "* Yesterday's High 80 Today's Lo\v 44 High Year Ago 57 Low Yonr Ago 50 BEATRICE "If You Didn't See It in the Sun It Didn't Happen" VOL. XLVI BEATRICE, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY Bayard Knox Dies In Car- Truck Crash Herb Bitting Seriously Seriously Hurt In Collision Collision On 77. One Beatrice man was dead and another in very "poor" condition this afternoon following an auto- truck accident on US 77 late yesterday. yesterday. Bayard Knox. 30, locfll Nash dealer, died at 1:U> this afternoon and Herbert Sittings, jr., 28, was i. critical condition at St. Elizabeth Elizabeth hospital in Lincoln. Knox suffered a crushed chest, broken arm and head injuries. Ho was driving the car. He was given a blood transfusion after reaching the hospital late yesterday evening. evening. Sittings suffered back and internal internal injuries. He was reported by hospital attendants this afternoon afternoon as being in a very "poor" condition. Donald L. Hockey, 37, Lincoln, Lincoln, driver for the Ueimers- Kaiifnwn Concrete Products Co., Lincoln, was being held In the Lincoln city .lull this afternoon afternoon on nn open charge. Uncoln police located Rockey at his hotel in Lincoln after the | safety patrol had u.sked he be ; sought. The safety patrol said the driver of the truck had been taken to Lincoln by a passing motorist. Although fjVuised in tha accident, his condition was not believed serious. There were apparently apparently no witnesses to the auto-truck collision. The best available Information Indicated that the front left side of the Knox car collided witn the dump-bed of the truck. The j impact completely demolished the left front side of the car. Re- i ports indicated that both Sittings : and Knox were taken from the | car after the wreck, both were unconsci' /s. The pair regained : consciousness at the hospital late last night. Rockey's hearing was expected j to be held late this afternoon. He was questioned this morning by Herbert Ronin, deputy Lancaster- county attorney. : Bayard Knox, 39-year-old son ; of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence B. Knox, ; resided at 919 Court. He has lived j in Beatrice since he was a small j child, having moved here with j his parents from Seward. He was j a graduate of Beatrice High ! School. He was the owner of the ; Knox Nash automobile company j here. He and his father opened the local Nash agency at 110 North 7th and then moved to the present present location in the 500 block on j east Market. j Mr. Knox is survived by his ; wife, Evelyn; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Knox; two children; Judy, 3, and Duane, 13. ACCIDENT FATAL TO BEATRICE MAN —Sun Photo Bayard Knox died at 1:45 this afternoon from injuries suffered in the car pictured above and another another Beatrice man, Herbert Bitting, jr., Is In a Lincoln hospital in a very "poor" condition. The i car collided with a concrete products truck on US 77 a mile south of the Crete corner 1 evening. The driver of the truck is being held in the city jail in Lincoln on an open charge. and defeating of v'nL'fpriiav ' ot J uy Board Hears Rock Trouble Discuss Road Work And New Equipment Equipment At Pit. The rock situation in Gage county took the limelight again yesterday in two forms. 1. The county board was challenged challenged on its policy of assigning four miles of rocking to eacli township under the new Schroeder road bill. 2. The county is also in need of a new pneumatic drill at the crusher pit if crushing is to continue continue at a rapid rate. Three men from Riverside township, Ben Fielder, Robert Tyser Tyser and William Faultier, who are residents on the first mile* out of Beatrice, complained that their miles should have been P.JCX- ed because they came under the first mile rule. Board members explained that they are attempting to give tour miles to each township and let the township boards decide which miles should be done first The equipment at the crusher site will be a new well drill witr. bids to be opened next Tuesday. The drill will cost, about $10,000. It was also announced at the board meeting that Alice Riggert E. S. Stevens 90th Birthday Brought Shower Of Cards E. S. Stevens writes The Sun expressing his thanks for announcing announcing the date of his 90th birthday anniversary, as a result result of which he received scores of congratulatory cards from friends of long standing, former former associates in the business world in Beatrice and outlying towns in the territory of the Stevens wholesale grocery. "Through the medium of your naper," he writes, "I wish to thank all for their kind remembrances remembrances which not only made my 90th birthday a happy and pleasant one, but has done much to brighten this old world and make it a wonderful place to live in, even at ninety." Parade Will Open Fire Prevention Week Monday. France Starts Oct. Strikes Commie-Led Unions Serve Warning Warning On Gas, Electric PARIS, Oct. 1. (IP)— The long ! feared October strike offensive of Communist-led French labor unions unions got under way today. I A spokesman for the Red-domi- j nated General Federation of Labor Labor said a four-hour warning strike this morning of 100,000 gas and electrical workers was "total." Eight telephone calls to various stations of Paris produced only one report of ^ower being cut off, however. r i"".e radio carried a report that labor leaders had decided to refrain from turning off the supply of gas and electricity.. electricity.. The one instance where lights were out was attributed to "individual "individual action." French government leaders have expected a more serious strike campaign during October than in September when more than 1,000 minor walkouts werc- called. A Communist spokesman j boasted they were designed for Beatrice started getting more "irritation purposes." Non-Com- fire prevention conscious yester- munist unions took part in sev- 'lav as early steps were taken in oral of the strikes, preparation for B'ire Prevention Leaders of the General Federa- week. officially set for Oct. 4-9. > tion of Labor have declared 335,Posters 335,Posters have gcone up in down- 000 French coal miners will put . , , . '.own store windows and school down their picks and shovels Mon- will be the new deputy clerk to ; bui]dinE , S| Rnlph Hu tton, chairman i day and not take them up again

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  1. Beatrice Daily Sun,
  2. 01 Oct 1948, Fri,
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