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the Two fatal Mitchell Co. accidents in half-hour OSAGE--Two young Mitchell County residents were killed Thursday in separate accidents involving upset vehicles on county roads. The incidents occurred within a period of 30 minutes and were only about 10 miles apart. Jean Marie Mostek, 20, Mitch- ell, who made headlines last fall by shooting the family's pet black bear after it wandered away from home and was wounded by a deputy sheriff, was crushed under her father's truck about 4Vb miles southeast of St. Ansgar. David Retterath,' 10, rural Ike gets resignation of OCDM chief Hoegh WASHINGTON W--President Eisenhower accepted the resignation of Leo A. Hoegh as civil defense director Friday and said that under him the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization "has taken great strides in building a strong nonmilitary deterrent to war." The president's comment was in a letter to Hoegh, former Republican governor of Iowa. The resignation is effective Jan. 20, the day Eisenhower leaves office. Several weeks ago Hoegh said he would resign to allow President-elect John Kennedy to shelter policy, issued in May, 1958, has already resulted in the- construction of over one million family fallout shelters. "Today OCDM officers could, in the event of dire emergency, warn all states and hundreds of llocal areas within 15 seconds after an attack is detected," Eisenhower said. \ "More than half the nation's ihigh schools have received radi- lological instruments for instruc- jtion; and more than 25,000 leaders have received training at the OCDM staff college; 20 million Americans have received written Stacyville, was killed when the farm tractor he was driving overturned on a county road about two miles northeast of Stacyville, Mitchell County sheriff's officers said Miss Mostek attempted to leap from a 2V2 ton truck loaded with coal and scrap iron as it started to overturn. She was trapped under the vehicle as it toppled on its side in a ditch. Her father, Jerry, and her brother, Jerome, 10, remained in the cab and were not hurt. Mostek said the heavy but loosely packed load shifted to the right side of the truck, causing it to tip over. DR. R. L. Whitney, Mitchell County coroner, said the cause of death was a crushed chest. Surviving are her parents, a brother, Jerome; a sister, Mrs. G l e n n Breckenridge, all Mitchell; grandparents, Joseph Mostek, Mitchell; Mrs. Eda Winterton, St. Ansgar a n d George Winterton, Northwood. Funeral services are pending at the Faith Lutheran Church, Mitchell. Champion F u n e Home, Osage, is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Globe-Gazette,
  2. 30 Dec 1960, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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