Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 20, 1955 · Page 10
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 10

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Illinois Girl Best Speller She Tops 61 Others With 'Oustaceology' WASHINGTON U* - Sandra: (Sandy) SIoss, 13, of Granite City. 111., is the new national spelling bee Aampion. Sandra, an eighth-giader at St. Josephs School, won over 61 other the most toughly contested of the 28 national spelling bees tponsored by Scnpps-Howard Newspapers and other papers. It took 541 woids— 116 moie than ' last year— before Sandia finally won over Jean Copeland, 12, of Prescott, Anz. Finally Stumbles After successfully spelling many a tongue-twistei , Jean finally stumbled on the comparatively short but unfamiliar uord "abbacy," which means a place where an abbot lives She spelled it "abbosy." Sandra spelled it conectly and then clinched her victory by managing "cmstaceology," which means the study of shellfish. The new champion, a tall, blue-eyed girl who likes art, dancing and sports, received first prize of "$500, a trophy cup and a free trip to New York. Jean, as second-"place winner, received $300. Naomi Klein, 12, Brooklyn, took •third place in a contest which found the girls ahead of the boys all the v,ay. Thirty-seven girls compared to 25 boys won their way to the tournament and the last of the boys. William Kelley, J.2, of Kennett, Mo., was spelled down in the 15th round. The final contest between Sandra and Jean found both missing on ■ome of those final tough ones - After the contestants are down "to two, contest rules provide that -when a word is missed by one, the other must spell it correctly and .then spell still another. When both fail they start on another word. After going through four -words, Sandy slipped on "cedilla," using •an "s " Jean spelled that correctly but missed "papyraceous " Sandra managed that one. but missed _"abecedanan " Jean made that Individually Designed for a Decorative • Planter Box • Bay Window one all light but then missed "seugma.-' • Doorway Entrance or for your • Complete Home Ends Painting Forever High Resale Value Perfect Insulation We Will Gladly Estimate the Cost of Applying MURAL STONE To Any Desired Area Without Obligation Just Phone 2-9741 Sandra also missed it. After foui more words spelled correctly, both missed "cumaphyte." men came the wmdup and final victory for Child Drowns In Fox River ELGIN, 111. W— James Barber, i, fell into the Fox River Thuis-day and drowned. The child vgs pla\ing with thtee • other joungsteis when the mishap ried. The victim s playmates fot help to the home of Mis. Cathy Felmlee She recoveied the body in five feet of water. The accident occuned in the Fne Island Park vicinity, between Elgin and St. Charles Sandra, -who said she "didrrt e\-1 The Dixnn Evening: Telegraph pert to win • Friday. May 20, 1955 Sandra's parents Mr and Mi«. Page 10 v, 12. and brother Tommy. 6. and her teacher, Sister Chrysosiom. >eie heie to witness Sandtas chievement. B\CK ON THE STAND— Marvin Rubin, a professional seeker of government contracts for garment workers, lefreshes himself with a drink of ice water as he testifies before the senate investigating subcommittee proDing laige scale plothms' Durchases for the aimed sei vices * Rubin who tesu'ied "I have never Daul a pav-off ' told b\ Chairman John McClellan (D-Aik) to ponaer overnight hi; sworn denial that he was an "in fluence peddlei >.AP wuephoto, 5,500 Acres Of Woodland Is Destroyed LAKEHURST. N. J. <5>- Mote than 5 500 acies of New Jersey woodland went up in flame* Thursday as som» 20 wind-whipped foie^t fiie* toie tnrough sections of thp state, burmnr; out a wide ea of the Lakehuist Naval Air Station. Hundieds of servicemen battled the blaze that scorched 3.000 acre" e air station, headquaiteis for the Navv s big blimps None of the ation s buildings was toucned o> le flames, howevei The flames wrecked at least 12 kr.rr.ee lalllprt St SI 2S 000. Tne state forest fire service said it was tne "worst fire day of tne yeai " Civil defense workers helped piotect the towns of Browns Mills and Pemberton More than l,n00 volunteers, including about 500 soldiers fiom Ft. 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