The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 24, 1958 · Page 18
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 18

Austin, Minnesota
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Wednesday, December 24, 1958
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Driving Award Is Up in Flames; 7 Die in Crash PtfLASKl, Twin. (AP)—A Greyhound bus Collided With two tracks while trying to pass on a wet, fog- shrouded hill at twilight Tuesday, killing tevea pftwont aod injuring tt. 1 flumes bunt out in the bus minutes after it washed to a halt in a gully seven miles south of here. A majority of the estimated ^emergency door at the rear. passengers scrambled out before the fire got to them. S Badly Barbed Three of the dead were badly burned. The others apparently were thrown from the bus. The bus driver, who last summer received an award for 15 years of safe driving, was among the dead. Re was Samuel Vouree, 40, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Twelve persons, including one of the truck drivers, were treated at a hospital. Six were released. One was sent to a Nashville hospital in critical condition. Officers pieced together this account: The 40-passenger bus, bound from Birmingham to Cincinnati, was passing a coal truck in the fog when a southbound semi-trailer truck loomed ahead. Booked Bumpers The bus whipped back toward the right lane, hooked bumpers With the coal truck and then crashed almost headon into the tractor-trailer. The impact broke the bus loose from the coal truck. The bus careened 75 yards further on and crashed to a stop upright in the gully, catching fire. The coal truck stopped, its brakes locked, with one wheel off the shoulder of the road. Luther Jim Beasley, 30, truck driver for the Brindley & Son Coal Co., Pulaski, who was not injured, •aid: "The tractor-trailer was blowing his horn and signaling with his lights. He was going niightly slow, if not stopped, when the bus hit him." Hole The collision opened a hole in the left side of the bus through which some of the passengers escaped. Others apparently used the Guy Mitchell, a Pulaski photographer, said: "The people who were in the bus didn't seem to know what happened. The colored people seemed to be lucky. They were in the back of the bus and were able to get out easier." 7 Bodies Recovered Seven bodies were recovered. One funeral home said it had charred parts of what could have been an eighth body. Officials decided later it was not. Four of the dead were identified in addition to Youree. They were: Charles H. Thompson, about 25, Cleveland, Ala.; Mrs. Billie Jean Holman, about 23, Brewton, Ala.; and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Parrish of Birmingham. John H. McWlUiams, 34, Elkton, Tenn., the most seriously injured, was transferred to a Nashville hospital. William Eugene Clifton, 29, Bir mingham, driver of the trailer truck, was released after treatment for cuts and bruises. Self Congratulations Prove Premature HONOLULU tfl — Amateur cow hands lassoed a runaway steer after she had broken out of a dairy truck and gone on a rampage Just as they were congratulating themselves, the cow dropped dead, apparently from strangula tton. We send you a bountiful foatf of good wishes, friends and neighbors. At this Joyous season, may you know all tht happiness and contentment of a food old-fashioned Christmas. WOLD'S DRUG STORE E«t. 1866 | A AUSTIN (Minn.) HtftAtD IV Wednesday, Dee. 24, '58 Taylor, Bardot Among, Top 10 Money-Makers HOLLYWOOD (APi- EUtftbeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot today gave shapely proof that sex appeal is out-galloping cowpokes at movie boxoffices. ' The two international beauties Made the coveted top 10 list of movie moneymakers In the annual exhibitors' poll conducted by Motion Picture Herald. Actor Glenn Ford was named the No. 1 boxoffice star of 1958, A spokesman for the trade magazine said that Ford's comedy roles in suqh pictures as "Teahouse of the August Moon" and "Don't Go Near the Water" earned him the title more than his Western roles. John Wayne and Gary Cooper, perennial Western heroes, were missing from the list. It wai Wayne's first time out of the top 10 in 10 years. The list in order of popularity: It was The list in order of popu- 1, Ford, Miss Taylor. 3, Jerry Lewis. 4, Marlon Brando. S, Rock Hudson. 6, William Holden. 7, Miss Bardot. 8, Yul Brynner. 9, James Stewart. 10, Frank Sinatra. It was the first time that the beauteous widow of the late Mike Todd ever made the list. Her selection came in the face of scandalous headlines involving her in the breakup of Eddie Fisher's marriage to Debbie Reynolds. MEMORIES — Mrs. Vincent Heck looks lovingly, at the homemade Christ- mas tree that has withstood 31 (AP Photofax) years. China Premier Homemade Tree Holds Predicts a 2nd Attack by Reds WORLD BRIEFS TAIPEI (AP)-NationaHst Chinese Premier Chen Cheng predicted today that the Communists soon will launch a second and even more violent attack on the offshore islands. He claimed that Gen. Lin Plao, former commander of Chinese forces in North Korea, had been appointed to command this headquarters. "This is apparently a move to set the stage for a second big attack," Chen declared. The guns in the area of the Quemoy Islands meanwhile were silent once again for the even- numbered day after the heaviest day's firing in two months. Officers Commended For Retrieving Wotch BALTIMORE W) lice commissioner — The 'po- got a letter which commended 3 officers — for good work below the line of duty, you might say. Attorney James A. Ostendorf explained how he accidentally dropped his watch into the water drain by a downtown curb. The three officers combined to help Ostendorf retrieve the timepiece. One furnished a bent paper clip, another tied it to a piece of string and a third mainpulated the string the grate. Christmas Memories NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The dren would have their Christmas. memory of Christmas past is glowing brightly in the living room of Mrs. Vincent Heck of New Ulm this year. The symbol is a homemade Christmas tree, laboriously put together 31 years ago in a mother's determination that even though money was short her chil- Job Means Reunion With 6 Youngsters FERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The happiest Christmas in years is in store for this family. • The six youngsters of Ollen and Joy Lovell, left behind last July while their folks went job-hunting, are back in the fold. Lovell, jailed for child neglect when he and his wife left the children to look for work, became a ranch foreman here. The job was waiting when Lovell got out of jail in late September. Now, the Lovells can afford to have the children back with them, in time for Christmas. Yule Greetings Go With Paying Fines LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Holiday cheer has spread to motorists tagged for traffic violations. Officers report they received to pull the watch out from under five fines in the mail enclosed with »t. _ i f*\ «_i _ _ . .. Christmas greetings. WEATHER FORECAST — Snow and snow showers are forecast tonight over the Lakes region, western South Dakota and western Kansas. Rain showers mixed with snow flurries are expected in the ALL THAT WORK . . . Pacific northwest. Light rain Is scheduled for central Florida. It will be cooler in the eastern half of the nation. (AP WirephotoMap) Hot Rolls, Garbage Are Confused MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) William Nickels arrived at his restaurant With 300 hot rolls. His key wouldn't open the front door. Leaving the crate of rolls on the sidewalk, he went to the back and broke a window. This got him into the bathroom; but the bathroom door was locked. He smashed it, entered the din- ing, room and tried to open the front door from the inside. It still wouldn't budge. So he forced it and found — the crate of 300 rolls missing from the sidewalk/ Police, responding to a call soon solved the case. The rolls had been picked up by and mangled in a city garbage truck. Fisherman Flushes Fish From Toilet CRANBROOK, B. C. UPI resident who went "fishing" to see what had stopped his toilet tank from filling with water found an eight-inch trout, dead, wound up inside the valve. Family finances were hard hit because of an accident to Mrs. Heck's husband. "The children wanted a Christmas tree," she recalls, "and there wasn't enough money to buy one. But I didn't want to disappoint them so I decided to make one." She cut the handle off a broom and "planted" it in a solid stand. Then she secured some stiff wires and cut them in a variety of lengths. The long ones she placed at the base, shortening the wires as she worked to the top. Thsn she glued strips of green crepe paper to the wires and knicked them with a scissors, which gave the appearance of pine needles. The Hecks used the tree every year afterward. Last week she brought it out of storage again and even after 31 years, when decorated with tinsel, glass balls, bells and star-shaped sugar cookies, the tree looks realistic. Friendly Burro Helps Goat Bound Barrier FULTON, Ky. (0 - Farmer Otis Lecorna couldn't understand how his goat always got out of its pasture. One day Lecornu hid behind a tree. The goat climbed onto a stump in the field and started baa-ing. A burro sauntered over to stump and the goat leaped onto his back. Then the burro trotted to the fence and the goat bounded over the barrier. NATE Shop Nate's gigantic after Christmas Clean-up Sal* . . . Fabulous buys in every department . . . Entire overstock must bt> sold at one*. AT SMITH'S The Big Annual Savings Event! SAVE SHOES FOR MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN SHOES FOR MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN SMITH SHOE CO "Better Shoes fa the Etttkt MEN'S SWEAT SHIRTS • Heavy fleeced type • Random color only • Sizes S-M-L • Reg. $1.59 Value 97 PRICES SLASHED ICE SKATES $3.99 Boyt' and Girls' siiM 10 thru 2 • A regular $5.95 value • prices reduced en ill orii- _ er tixei • famous "aerilyte" quality ikotiitf It fun for the entire family . . . enjoy it 100 To Go At This Low Price Men's Warmly Insulated • Sleet 36 thru 46. • All wanted colon • Tough Gov't. thillt • Angular $12.95 value TANKER JACKETS $OOO BUY NOW AND SAVEII Priced for Quick Clearance Men't Fin« Quality Ivy Uogu* Styta CORDUROY SLACKS Worth $8.95 ft. • Broken Sizes a Wanted Color] e Completely Washable INDIAN BLANKETS $2 • U»g« slit • Gay colon • Ideal for cor seat coven or iurnituft throwi CHILDREN'S FLANNEL LINED BOXER JEANS Nate's Door Busier Specials White HANKIES 10 for 77c Large size, imported quality. WORK SOXS. men's lOc pair mill thirds, sold In dozen lots only % * DRESS SOCKS, mens' . . 6 pr. 99c mfll thirds, fancy patterns'. CHORE GLOVES 3 Pr. $1.10 Heavy yellow fleeced BANDANAS, large size 8 for $1.00 HALF PRICE SALE Fine Quality, Full Size SLEEPING RAGS • Water proof bottom • Fully insulated • Reg. $19.50 NOW JUST $9.75 DOWN GOES PRICES • Famous brand quality • Sanforized blue denim • Sizes 2 thru 6 •A Reg. $1.79 Value $119 I PAIR MEN'S BLUE CHAMBRAY WORK SHIRTS •A rag. $1.49 Vol. • Full cut • Sanforized • Well Made BOYS' WARM PARKAS e Sixei 8 thru 16 e Fully insulated e Knit inner wristlets • Navy blue color only • A regular $10.95 value e Tough water tV wind reiiitent shell. ONE URGE GROUP MEN'S LONG SLEEVE CAR COATS SPORT SHIRTS $200 t Flannel fr woven cottons • Latest (tylet e All sis** thru 17 Vj • Value* to $3.98 Prices Slashed! Entire Stock Girls', Misses' Ladies' CAR COATS REDUCED TO CLEAR! ONE URGE GROUP Men'* WORK or DRESS Oxfords $4.00 • Product af Endicott-Johnson • Hurry in far this outstanding buy RUBBER FOOTWEAR BUY Men's, 4 or 5 Buckle 0'ShoesS3.99pr • Genuine gov't. surplus reconditioned like new Genuine Gov't. Type Sweaters $2.66 • 100% wool • Turtle neck style • Brand new BUTTON FRONT SWEATERS $2.77 e Heavy cotton e Brown, navy • All sixes thru 46 BRAND NEW CANVAS SNOW BOOTS • Cost to Gov't. $4.95 pr. t Complete with warm insoles * Every car should have a pair lor use ia heavy tnowstofms 99 LOW PRICED TO CLEAR ENTIRE REMAINING STOCK GIRLS' MISSES', tADIES' SNOW BOOTS (•other top •aw law priced at • Hurry in far this terrific buy $ 5 S 6 SAVE MORE THAN 50% MISSES', LADIES' AIL WOOL SLACKS • A regular $10.00 value • Sixes 8 thru 18 $coo 5 .NATE'S f* m **'* & Workingman's Store m^m^ • •! HP 123 I. MJLL PH. HE 3-5166 AUSTIN, I AUSTIN, MINN.

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