Dale Merrick Janesville, WI 9 July 1958
Returning from the Pacific Coast, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Merrick and daughter, Gail, 1515 Laurel Ave., rode through the flood area around Audubon, Iowa. Miles of crops were washed out by the heavy rains. Mrs. Merrick's mother, Mrs. Alva Zentner, and her aunt, Mrs. Bettie Svec, both of 562 N. Chatham St., accompanied the Merricks to Tacoma, Wash., where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wise and family. Mrs. Wise is the former Laura Merrick. The Janesville group watched the salmon boats coming in and clamming on Puget Sound. They drove to Bonneville Dam while in Washington and found when they drove into Janesville that they had covered 5,400 miles.