Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 27, 1948 · Page 20
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 27, 1948
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a P uddin S destined for President * is the llth annual P uddi ^ flrst One was recommended to Says Accidents Are Prevalent on Holidays In December a year ago in Ma»on City alone there were 102 accidents and 4 injuries involving 212 persons, Sgt. John Hrubetz of the Mason City police department, pointed out on the KGLO Forum broadcast Wednesday night. The figures were given by Sgt. Hrubetz in an interview with Mrs Dan Herrick, radio chairman of the Cerro Gordo county safety . council. A total of 3,190 deaths due to motor vehicle accidents alone occurred throughout the nation in the 1947 December, the sergeant said. 2 Most Dangerous Days "Christmas eve and Christmas day .are the most dangerous days of that dangerous month. The death rate on those 2 days is usually 2 or 3 times higher than the daily average," Sgt. Hrubetz pomted out. "It is an ironic and tragic truth that this Christmas holiday which is devoted to peace on earth and good will toward men is also the time of cruel and senseless violence on our streets and highways." "Take It Easy" "First of all take it easy when you drive or walk," he warned. People m a hurry sometimes are careless and cross in the middle of the block or against the light a jay-walking pedestrian is Wrong but he doesn't deserve a death sentence." Packages piled high and obscuring the vision of the carrier and ice treacherously hidden under snow were some of the dangers pointed out. Drivers were warned to make sure headlights, windshield wiper, defrosters and brakes are in perfect working order. "National safety council statistics reveal that nearly 3 out of 4 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents were either violating a traffic law or committing an unsafe act. So drive with reason this holiday season and make each step a safety step. Don't let death take your holiday," Sgt. Hrubetz concluded. Latimer—Miss Evon Meyer of Primghar visited her parents, Mr and Mrs. Ernest A. Meyer Merry Christmas to All TAG'S AUTO SERVICE 215 Second Street S. W. . . . and thank you for your patronage. May your Christmas be a bountiful one! ERVIN BROS. ARTIFICIAL ICE CO. Phone 1106 LUND SALES BARN JERRY WOHLER, Auctioneer and Manager ™^ 7 _.^ •V^TT^^ W . ( -T~-^^ ' / '-^'^'«,^flte8s&^ v £v#^ * Is our wish to our long list of friends and customers. May your day be filled with happiness and all that is good. JACOB E. DECKER AND SONS MASON CITY, IOWA

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