The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on June 1, 1933 · Page 8
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The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa · Page 8

Malvern, Iowa
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Thursday, June 1, 1933
Page 8
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fei*& r 1 **! flifcia-rtitit Iffrifc bvrl aeipora ffW £*efeit$af 0ti*t Slotm Stop* Mills Cotifttiftft* ift OktahottiaRecefttljr Uf»tifttt*i «t to South Mills cotmtians awakened one wornlng recently to find themselves enveloped in ft hate « dntt, the result, it was bettered, of a dost storm In some southern state. This tarffiise was trne as i« evidenced by the following letter sent The Leader by Mrs. C. It Amfc* of Henderson who. with Mrs. Charles Glpe of Strahan, was driving through the south. Tesoma, Texas. May 24, 1933. Dear Malrern Leader Friends: We hare just had such an unusual experience — for us — that Mrs. Olpe Insists I write yon about It. She and I left Henderson about 6:30 Tuesday morning tor Plalnvtew, Texas to visit her sister, Anna Moon, who has recently been operated on for can^ cer and is very ill. We drove all day Tuesday through beautiful Nebraska and Kansas and spent the night at McPherson, Kah. Had a restful night and an early •tart on Wednesday (today). We ate breakfast in Hutchlnson, Kan. and 1 read of the terrible tornado in Liberal, Kan. We dls* covered we would pass right through Liberal on our way, It has been a peculiar day — cloudy and hazy — the country becoming drearer and drearer. How we talked of dear old Mills county. Never again will either of us rave about the weeds In our gardens, — we'll be thankful for the weeds. Aa long as t live I'll be able to shut my eyes and nee those desolated farms — the furrows entirely filled with that fine sandy soil — blown from heaven knows where. We reached Liberal about 3:30. The tornado cut a wide swath clear across the town and a policeman told us it struck at 5:25, but unbelievably only killing four people, mostly because they were all inside. About a million dollars worth of damage was done. It wa« a very pitiful sight indeed. As we drove out and on south we noticed the sky became even greyer but almost without notice we found ourselves in a dust storm — and I mean a storm. It bore down on us from the right aide — the wind about forty miles an hour — BO laden with dirt that vision was entirely obscured. I have driven through snow, hail, sleet, and worst of all, fog, but never have I aeen the nerve-racking experience that drive was. Mrs. Oipe was driving but she gave up and we stopped «tili. soon the lights of a Carl Selpofd drote down to eelstof Springs, Mo. Sunday a»d returned tne following day bringing wtth trim Mrs. Setpotd who n*8 been there for the past s*ven weeks taking treatment in a sanitarium there, fine i* modi improved in health and was able to return frome sooner than expected. Otto Leti and Albert Pontow drove down with Mr. Seipold and Mr. Pontow remained to take treatment there Thrift? stoppers from an over Min* -«---' -- ---- b i ft pre-inftatfon opportunity sale whlcfc started last wee* at the Leader Department store in Malvem. Many recognized tfte wisdom of buying before^the ^rfs6 in prices whlen mnst inevitably folio* the present national intla- ti2nj£ll£& Wee*' tfte t*«t «ft tt» Mft. ft* Crtt*«« 1 t* W. 8*ta*<fay tf* IB WCW» fABU* VF W V^CUMW *• I latfottft to all concerned. R. W. It •tl« ft feftfr! He wefgB* eignt and oite-ttftfi pionnds and his name is ttoMtL Atttfe Criswelt, so .pfttt Otba &. wee* from ». itatfon Oak. attftnoancft oi *m M Mfffdtt. t*» #< .„..».._ »- „ 4 'jffw* t^ftV^ A^.«"*aafc ""t^^aa: afrfrglffil Jfc'MJl'fc iHdn Ww w» cfWHa Bocwi woicn S~— ice iSiVa^fca ^L'tfA w£ Jf¥A^ftL ^k^GbA: jfyjEfrjfe wTH prOTOlW/ Dv B<TQK BUIU0 MHIV A t^^ai** jtifcteiae 4Hffel% ~4ifiE IfiybJfcA lbs^>> Banfjl Cn»rg« wlrl Ire 2mm *wT ^uf^ B>uQ tflW flronffy uVOQ Oft 8 piano wtrfclt tfte 8trB<!at Mftewt » PTaft* ate M»g m*d* fot (Dntt- fi.^^-jj •A $*«* IfftLiJ. JlbCff fcA 'A'i^M £uki uTcu B Lniy* J.XR0 wilt CW (Do OWJ" o*d Stritdat fa Ittt* a*« wffl b« «ft aft dat affatt. Sxtndat Bcncwi ^Hti oft fNKOrte iwwftt ratncttt tffil 4 net at noon, and tfte . «ar appeared and stopped behind us. Finally they pulled out and •went on. We saw them later here in Texoma. The storm grew worse and worse. I tried to open the door on my side and go around to the driver's seat but when I got the door open the wind slammed me back into the car. We sat there a little longe — our nerves ragged and onl; blackness and the swirling storm outside — and only dirt, dirt, inside. Suddenly I knew I had to get that car out ot there — somewhere — so I climbed over Mrs. Gipe and took the wheel. "Peggy" (the car) refused at first to go but on the third or fourth attempt she caught her dust choked breath and started. I couldn't see the road or even the radiator of the car but Inch by inch we moved forward. For a few seconds at a time the dust would lift and we would drive a few feet. Finally after about four miles t>f this we saw a sign, "Texoma. 1 We asked for a camp only to be told no mortal could stand a camp tonight and they directed us to the hotel. I fought my way into the ho tel. The men managed our bag gage and took "Peggy" to th garage and here we are. The storm ragea outside, th air in our hotel room is thic enough to cut with a knife and use for sandwich filling — but we are safe and sound and only about one hundred miles from Amarilla, Texas. So we hope to reach Plainvlew tomorrow. We cannot leave until the storm dies down but hope that is soou. Our car has acted like a 'lady" and we have had a glorious trip but, dear people thank your lucky stars you live In "Cod's country." Zoa Amick. (Mrs. C. H. Amick) (Mrs. Charles Oipe) Died in Silver City Walter Kruse, a lite long rest dent o! this section, died Tues day about noon at the uome o Us father, Conrad Kruse, north east of Silver City. 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