Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on September 8, 1935 · Page 7
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SUtfDAt * ... . —^.i^...a SUDDEN DEATH" PAMPA IJAitY NiWS, Fanipa, ?e*as . - , (Gbhtlriiied From Page t) • - on a safety poster would dare depict that in full detail. That picture would have to include motion picture and sound effects,. toOj-the flopping, pointless efforts of the Injured to stand up; i h f, Queer, -tftunUtig noises; the steady, panting groaning of a human being with :pain creeping up on him as the shock wears off. It should portray the slack expression on- the faco of a man. drugged with shock, staring- at the Z-twist In his broken leg, the Insane crumpled effect; of a child's body after its bones are crushed inward, a realistic portrait of a hysterical woman with her screaming mouth opening a holejn the bloody drip that fills her eyes and runs off her chin. Minor details would Include the raw ends of bones protruding through flesh In the compound fractures, and the dark red, oozing surfaces where (Howies and skin were flayed off at once. Those are all standard, every-day sequels to the modern passion for going places irt a hurry and taking a chance or two by the way. If ghosts could be put to a useful purpose, every bad stretch of road In the United StetSs -w0uia fc*eet the 'oncoming motorist with groans and screams ahd the educational spectacle of ten.or a dozen corpses all sizes, sexes.and ages, lying horribly still In the bloody grass ' Last yea? a state trooper of my acquaintance stopped a big red Hls- pano for speeding. Papa was obviously a responsible person, obviously set for a pleasant week-end with his family—so the officer cut into Papa's well-brad expostulations: "I'll let you off this time, 'but either a shattering dead stop or a crashing change of direction—and, since the occupant—meaning you— continues in the old direction at the original speed, every surface nnd angle of the car's Interior immediately becomes a battsring, tearing projectile, aimed squarely at if you keep on this way, you won't!you—inescapable. There is no brae- "I Always Choose Clayton's Flowfers For My Pampa School" Phone 80 —Says— Beulah Mackey Yates at the Cooking School —and we're always glad to fuf-~ nish them to Mrs. Yatcs—for she rccogni/cs. • and appreciates, llio added beauty they lend to cvcty home. AIR CONDITIONED FLOWERS 410 E. Foatet last long. Get going—but take it easier." Later a passing motorist, hailed the trcoper and asked if the red Hispano had got a ticket. "No," raid the trooper, "I hated to spoil their party." "Too bad you didn't." said.ths motorist. "I saw you stop them—and then I passed that car again 50 miles up the line. It still makes me feel sick at my stomach. The car was all folded up like an accordion—the color was about all thers was left. They were ail dead' but one of the kids—and he wasn't going to live to the hospital." Mnybe it will make you sick at your stomach, too. But unless you're a heavy-footed incurable, a good look at the picture the artist wouldn't dare paint, a "first-hand ac- i ouaintance with the results of mixing gasoline with spsed and bad judgment, ought to be -well worth yew while. I can't help it if the facts are revolting. If you have the nerve to drive fast and take chances, you ought to have the nerve to take the appropriate cure. You can't ride an ambulance or watch the doctor working on the victim in the hospital, but you can read. The automobile is treacherous, just as a cat is. It is tragically difficult to realize that it can become the deadliest missjlo. As enthusiasts tell yen, it mak?s'G5 feel like nothing at all. But 65 an hour is 100 feet a second, a speed which puts a viciously unjustified responsibility on brakes and human reflexes, and can instantly turn this docile luxury into a mad bull elephant. Collision, turnover or each type of accident ing- yourself ngainst these imperative laws of momentum. It's like going ovsr Niagara Falls in a steel barrel full of railroad spikes. The best thing that can happen to you—and one of the rarer things—is to be thrown out as the. doors spring open, so you have only the ground to reckon with. True, you strike with " as much force as if you had been thrown from the Twentieth Century at top speed. But at least you are spared the. lethal array of gleaming ' metal knobs and edges and glass inside the car. Anything can happen in that split second of crash, even those lucky escapes you hear about. People have dived through windshields and come out with only superficial scratches. They have run cars together head on, reducing both to twisted junk, and been found unhurt and arguing bitterly two minutes afterward. But death was there just the .same—he was only exercising his privilege of being erratic. Tills spring a wrecking crew pried the door cff n car which had been ovsrturned down an embankment and out stepped the driver with' only a scratch on his check. But his mother was still inside, a splinter of wood from the top driven four inches into her brain as a result of son's taking a greasy curve a little stuck through the windshield will cut clean to the b:ne through,vein, artery n«d muscle like a piece of beef under the butcher's knife, and it takes little time to lose a fatal amount of blood under such circumstances. Even safety glass may not be wholly safe when the car Clashes something at high speed. You hear picturesque tales of how a flying human body will make a neat hole in the stuff with its head—the isut all that is routine -in every American community. To be Je- msmbered individually by docto.-s and policemen, you have tc cto seme- thing as grotesque as the lady who burst the windshield with h»r hf-nd. splashing splinters all over the other occupants of the car, and then, as I the car rolled down the edge 3 end cut liEr to car. Or park on tho cf tha year's statistics as seen In •'lit rrdtwM-y ectirse of duty by p-nrmph end doctors, picked at randcr.'.. The rufprising thing Is that there is to UUh dissimilatity in the stories they tell. it- I^MJ, miu men, as ; T .. , , _. , over, r:llecl wi.'h it I , Tt / f cl tc ' fir ' d a survivin S ««*t- of the wlnd'hicld I T« vir " n " ho ean bear to tnlk i 11 L r _ _ _ i Alter Vt 11 rTnp r.n r.nn rmtm/irnr shoulder stick—the glass holds— I too near a curve at nir<a : and the raw keen edge cf the hole-' in front of ths tail light r decapitates the body as neatly as a guillotine. c:me to, the gnawing. ; f. raring pain throughout your body fsels like to be ohe'cf And every tim? you pass eh a blind curve, every time you frft It ftp on a slippiry roa<l, evefjr tffitfi you step on it harder then four reflexes will safely taka, every you drive with your reactkiris ed down by a drink Or two", every time you follow tbr man ahead tdo cloKely, ycii'ie gambJfng a few seconds against this Jcind of blood and off a -pa e Ur>--vbich v" '''r-T-- | fc , ot , h £ "™ !cl:!r u?ctES sp»nt5red. your U1J ,; ,.(JU L UI. U)1CI1 V.-.L .P..1. »-|] ., hf. nrm hrr-Von l« (U,n« «t~«— !r ar-fji;t-d fcr by learning that | agony rnd"sudden" d'sath." ycuhpvp both coUwbcnes smashed. I Take '„ i ook Bt y eurse if as the w) you in somebody's the fe!lo-,v who broad inch, thick bv the rear of his Or. to continue with the decapitation motif, going off the road into a post-and-rail fencs can put you beyond worrying about other injuries immediately when a rail comes through the windshield ant! tears cff your head with its splint- . ., ... . .,... ery end—not as neat a job but thor- b "t each broke a wind-.h;?.'d past ouglily efficient. Bodies are often' wi( '' 1 Ms head in viasr.in" rn r ! Uie •found with their shoes off and their • whole top of rnrh skull, clown tn th . U-jht arm broken in three places nml thl ' £p rihr ' cracked, with every 1 "* 6 ' tad internal , the impact or a heavy duiy truri: : u 5 J; 2, C " nl di&tl ' Hct vou ' as tne heck bcsinr, tc wear realizing (hat you are p off. from on that. the ground to the stretcher and \cisr brckf.ii rib', bite into your lungs end Ihe shaip ends of your collar- man in the white Jacket his head over you, tells the Boys with the stretcher not to botHfer and turns away to somebody else who isn't quite dead yet. And then take it easy. Read The NErws Want Ad». •*uui».i »11,11 men BUUUS on ana ineir ; «""«; ^i' ui uu-n NKUII. ciown vn oil i-,,,,,,. *r,.t,, ,.,.„. ,„ , , , , I feet all broken out of shape. The eyebiows, was missing. Or snap off ^"^"1^ rf voiir sr roamt^^ t shoes are. back on the floor of the a nine-inch tree and get yourself '• when vou'v- n need' s™m nl u car. empty and with their laces still Impaled by a ragged branch. ! „„ £™' I^M v ,7- flC " a . mln e' *} nrntiv unrf -ri,.,t :.. .,._ ,_,._., , .. . . i " e_mcs o?.ck —you re dvine anri too fast. No twisted bcnes blood—no horribly -just a gray-haired arnation our Will Be Used Exclusively in the PAMPA DAILY NEWS ANNUAL COOKING SCHOOL '• Conducted By JJeuIa'h Mackey Yates Starting Monday -— Through Wednesday Carnation Flour was chosen by Mrs, Yates for the 1'ampa Daily NEWS Cooking School because of its excellent fj:ml- ily and its easy adaptability to every use of flour in cooking- and baking-. You will see Mrs, Yates use Carnation Flour for inaking Golden Broun Biscuits; Light, fluffy cakes; Crisp, toothsome pie trusts; party pastrjes; and lor every other type of cooking and baking:. . FREE! SILVERWARE! FREE! You will find a coupon redeemable in yy$| Bftgers &• Soju 35 year guarantee silverware ; ., in each !>ask of Carnation Flour. Uo not confuse this offer with average premium ;'. silverware for it is the same kind Unit you would go to your jewelry store to buy. ,, Ypu can build up a complete; set in a comparatively short time. v •'/' •" . H. A. Mart Grocery C0, Distributors corpso still clutching her pocketbook In her lap ns she had cltitclied it when she felt the car leave the sidewipe, road. produces On that same curve n month later, a light touring cnr crashed a tre?. In the middle of the front seat they found n 9-month-old baby surrounded by broken glass and yet absolutely unhurt. A fine practical jcke on death—but spoiled by the baby's parents, still sitting on each .«lde of him, instantly killed by shattering their skulls on the dash- beard. If you customarily pass without clear vision a long- way ahead, make sure that every member of the party carries identification papers—it's difficult to identify a boriy with its whole face bashed in or torn off. The driver is death's favorite target. If the steering wheel holds together it ruptures his liver or spleen so he Weeds to death internally. Or, if the steering wheel breaks off, the matter is settled instantly by the steering column's plunging through his abdomen. By no means do all head-on collisions occur on curves. The modern death-trap is likely to be a straight stretch with three lanes of traffic—like the-notorious Astor Plats on the Albany Post Road where there have been as m.any as 27 fatalities in one summer month. This sudden vision of broad, straight read tempts many an ordinarily sensible driver into passing the man ahead. Simultaneously a driver coming the other way swings out at high speed. At the last moment :ach tries to get into line again, but the gaps are closed. As the cars in line are forced into the ditch to capsize or crash fences, the passers j meet, almost head-on, in a swirling, grinding smash that sends them caroming obliquely into the others. A -trooper described such an accident — five cars in one mess, seven killed on the spot, two dead on the way to the pospital, two more dead in the long run. He remembered it far more vividly than he wanted to — the quick way the doctor 'turned away from a dead man to check up on a woman with a broken back; the three bodies out of one car so soaked with oil from the crankcase that they looked like wet brown cigars and not human at all; a man, walking- around and babbling to himself, oblivious of the dead and dying, even oblivious of the dagger-like sliver of steel that stuck out of .his streaming wrist; a pretty girl with her forehead laid open, trying hopelessly to crawl out of a ditch in Spite of her smashed hip. A first-class massacre of that sort is only a' question of scale and numbers — seven corpses are no deader jthan one. Each shattered man, woman or child who went to moke up the 36,000 corpses chalked up last year had to die a personal death. A car careening and rolling down a bank, battering and smashing its occupants eveiy inch of the way, can wrap itself so thoroughly around around a tree that front and rear bumpers interlock, requiring an acetylene torch to cut them apart. In a recent case of that sort they found the old lady, who had been .sitting in back, lying across the lap of her daughter, who was in front, each soaked in her own and the other's blood indistinguishably, each so shattered and broken that there was point whatever in an autopsy to determine whether it was broken neck or ruptured heart that caused death. Overturning cars specialize in certain injuries. Cracked pelvis, for instance, guaranteeing agoniEing months in bed, motionless, perhaps crippled for life— broken spine resulting from sheer sidewise twist—the minor details of smashed knees and splintered shoulder blades caused by crashing into the side of the car as she goes .over with the swirl of an insane roller coaster — and the lethal consequences of broken ribs, which puncture hearts and lungs with their raw ends. The consequent internal hemorrhage is no less dangerous because it is the pleura! instead of the abdominal cavity that is filling with blood. A-l Flying glass— safety glass is by no a.gns universal y«.t— contributes nch more than its share tp the spectacujar; side of accidents, " jt ' doesn'j; merely cut—the Jrflgm,ents are driven in as Jf a piympn loaded th, broken bottles }jad b,een «red JW *B». 884 veling ce ( rta|p blta&jesgr f " neatly tied. That is the kind of None of all that is impaetproduced by modem speeds. ! ll is just, the hsrrib.e raw v, h u- ft '. fictidn eith'r. f" 8 what Mrs. Wily IJartsfteld Piano Theory Harmony In Pampa Conservatory Studio I. O. O. F. Phons 575 TABLETS fie Drawing- '.ablets Sn Composition Honlts 10 Hylonc Tablets Index Tabs, 50's 15c Gummed Patches, Box _... 4c Paper Fasteners, Box __ 4c Paper Clips, Box .._ 4c Compass, each 9c We have the Lest cjualky in school supplies. You will find everything you need in ccr stores* FOUNTAIN PENS AND PENCILS I..EVJ:KF«M. FOUNTAIN PUNS, KACH KCi'U'TO EVERSHARI' 1-MM.U.K, KACil & PI.NS ANli l'EN(;i! S .. VACUUM F! I'RNS, EACH TO l.t. FOUNTAIN S« ft/ft) S IOC $12.50 Water Colors MILTON BRADLEY Eifflit Colors Map Colors Six Colors Sc LOOSE LEAF BINDERS f" fr Rv Lover ... . (St%> Flexible «Cover £l€ t BIG CHIEF TABLETS Each| g Spiral Note and Composition Books Each J ft (f if Typing Paper 9c 2U Construction Paper Toilet Aids 50c Jergen's Lotion 50c Hind's H & A Cream 50c Chamberlain's Hand Lotion ^ LUNCH KITS METAL BOX With P:'nt Vacuum Bottle Scissors Sharp or Blunt Point Sc Dictionary Webster's 440 pages 75c Scheaffer's SKRIP AH Colors r\ ISc DENTAL HYGIENE I]i;ui;i Tooth Paste, 50c size Pcpsodcnt Paste, 50e size Mi 31 Antiseptic, Pint size West Child's Tooth Brush Prophylactic Tooth Brush, 50c size ... DON'T BE LATE! Alarm Clocks LUNCH AT OUR FOUNTAINS « , DELICIOUS SANDWICHES DELIGHTFUL DRINKS LUNCH HE??E EVERY DAY Cellar Pencils, each Ic 2 for Sc Pencils, each 2c ijjc Pencijs, each 4c £c Pen Holders 4c Sc Erasers, each 4c Sc Pencil Leads, each 4c Paste or Mucilage, Large Jar s each Sc Every day at our stores ypii wUll find the best mer*' ch&zrdie-s at low cut prices. ? - vc cm your School Sup* -•Mo. 1 : and Everyday Needs tf. 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