Jacob Houston Bess

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Jacob Houston Bess - Va., Monday, June 12, 1950 a taker big old,"...
Va., Monday, June 12, 1950 a taker big old," with ranch Three Killed On State Highways By The Associated Press A car ran off the highway seven miles north of Petersburg yester- ay and crashed into an abutment f a railroad overpass, killing a outh Carolina bride of less than ine hours and critically injuring er husband. She was one of three persons re- orted killed in highway accidents n Virginia during the past week- nd as the Old Dominion's traffic atality toll for 1950 climbed to 56. State police listed the follow- ng dead: Mrs. Jeannie Summers Rush, 21, f West Columbia, S. C. Slemp Bascom Puckett, 36, of Jedar Bluff. William Edgar Atkinson, 19, .of lichmohd. Relatives said Mrs.' Rush had een married at 4 p. m. Saturday o H. Fred Rush, Jr., .22, of West Columbia and the couple were on heir way to Niagara Falls on their oneymoon when the accident dc- urred at 12:50 a. m. yesterday. Rush was taken to Petersburg i! Hospital, where attendants said his condition last night was critical. He was crushed in the automobile while his bride was thrown clear when 'the vehicle struck the abutment. The crash occurred on U. S. j Route 1, Officers said Rush--who was driving the car--apparently .ost control after he was blinded by ights of an approaching vehicle during a severe rainstorm. Puckett died yesterday in a hospital at Richlands of injuries received Saturday night when he was struck by a car five miles west of the intersection of :U. S. routes 19 and 460 in" Tazewell county. Atkinson, a University of Virginia student, was killed early Saturday when a car in which he and a companion were riding crashed into a tree at the intersection of two avenues in Henrico county. Three other persons died viojent deaths during the weekend period, two from drowning and one as a result of being struck ,by a train. Jacob Houston Bess, 37, of Pulaski county, was killed Instantly Saturday night, Radford Police Officer W. .6. Akers said, when he stepped in front of a .Southern Railway passenger train in front of the Norfolk and .Western -Railway depot in Radford, where the Southern uses NW tracks. Dr. H. L. Dean, city coroner, said he ivould continue his investigation .of the tragedy today, but he said yesterday that Bess' death was accidental and insulted from a fractured, skull. A 34-year-old negro, Alexander Henry Penn, drowned Saturday in the Appomattox river near his home in Pocahontas in Dinwiddie county. Dallas Lee George, 24-year-old negro, drowned Saturday near the Norfolk-Portsmouth ferry terminal in Norfolk. FREE OFFER for Deafened Persons For people who are troubled by hard-of-hearihg this may be th« means for starting a, new, full life --with all the enjoyment of sermons, music, friendly companionship and business success. It is a fascinating brochure, called 'So You Can Hear," and is^now available without charge. Deafened persons acclaim it as a practical guide with advice and encouragement of great value, a start on the road to happiness. If you would like a free copy, simply send your name and address on a postcard today and ask for; "So You Can Hear." Write to Beltone, Dept. 8618, 1450 W. 19th St.. Chicago 8. til. Also show this important news to a friend . or .relative hard-of-hearing. who may b« -- Adv. PHILCO

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  1. The Bee,
  2. 12 Jun 1950, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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