Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 2, 1973 · Page 10
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 10

Estherville, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 2, 1973
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Fish rain from the sky? 4 We saw it happen' By Abigail Van Buren emir cMctw TrikMt-N. v. Nt«n $rn« - IK- DEAR ABBY: The man who told his wile he saw fish falling from the sky was not crazy; neither was he lying. In the summer of 1926, I caddied at a local golf course. There had been a long drought that summer and the fairways were brown and dried up. One afternoon while I was caddying, a sudden storm came up and a terrific thundershower followed. Rain came down in torrents, and with it came a shower of tiny frogs about the size of nickels. They were alive and jumping all over, thousands of them! The golfers and I couldn't believe our eyes as we watched thousands of frogs come right down with the rain from the sky. We saw it happen. WM. A. WALKER, EVANSVILLE, IND. DEAR ABBY: Here I have gone all my 70 years without writing a letter to a columnist, but now Dear Abby has finally smoked me out. I can't sleep until I help out that poor devil whose wife thinks he needs to see a shrink because he said he saw it raining fish! He may have. In some areas, summer storms are preceded by twisters which are in reality tornados that suck up an immense amount of water from a stream or pond, and with it all the life that is in it. It's converted into a "waterspout" and carried for miles before it's deposited in a shower of rain. If anyone doubts this, write to me, and I'll spin some wonderful yarns about flying saucers. F. C. MILLER, SAN DIEGO, CAL. DEAR ABBY: I was raised on a farm in Minnesota, and as a boy I remember a storm coming up. It looked serious so we all ran to the cellar. In 40 minutes it was all over. Afterwards, we went outside and saw our chickens •going wild, eating tiny fish and frogs. We were inland at least 10 miles, so the only explanation was that a tornado had sucked them up out of a stream and had dumped them on our farm. This is not a fish story. I saw it with my own eyes. FLOYD J. McMANUS, LAGUNA BEACH, CAL. DEAR ABBY: I lived on a farm three miles from Ashland, Wis. A storm came up suddenly and afterwards I saw little tiny fish in the cowtracks around our barn. I'm no kid, Abby. I am 80 years old. RICHARD HAGSTROM, ZIG ZAG, ORE. DEAR ABBY: A friend of mine named Ed Brady heard aomething strike the roof of his home during a severe • rainstorm, and the next day he found a big eel tn bia rainbarrel. He lived half a mile from the river. This occurred at Ouaquaga, N. Y. Ed Brady still lives there and can verify it. H. D. JOHNSON, WALTON, N. Y. DEAR ABBY: I personally drove thru a "rainstorm" of tadpoles in western Missouri 14 years ago. TADPOLES FALLING ON MY HEAD IN DODGE CITY, KAS. DEAR ABBY: I learned about how fish could be sucked up by a funnel cloud and dropped miles inland when I was a lad in public school in Holland, 55 years ago. Y. Y. OUDSHOORN, VICTORIA, B. C, CANADA DEAR ABBY: Of course it could have rained fish. It rained HERRING in Scotland in March of 1817. The "herring rain" lasted about an hour, and this is no fish story. KIM LONG, WHEELING, W. VA. DEAR ABBY: About 35 years ago while I was driving thru a thunderstorm near Hershey, Pa., dozens of tiny frogs came down and pelted the hood of my automobile. DAVID E. GARNER, BALTIMORE U.S. Planes Resume Attacks Below 20th Iowa in Brief Two 1973 Deaths ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUES.. JAN. 2, 1973 Page 10 on Iowa's Roads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A rural Osceola man was Iowa's second highway victim of 1973 and the fourth of the New Year holiday weekend. Carl Richardson, 72, was killed Monday afternoon in a car-train crash at a Burlington- Northern railroad crossing at the northwest edge of Osceola. Douglas Lee Meier, 21, Urbandale, was killed Monday morning when his car collided head-on with a car driven by Mark Moffit, 16, Urbandale. Moffit wasn't seriously injured. James Blaisdell, 21, Oelwein, was killed in a one-car accident on a Fayette County road Sunday. Authorities said Blaisdell's car struck a ditch and then a tree. Charles Noble, 55, rural Britt, died Friday night in a one-car accident on a county road southeast of Britt. Authorities said Noble's pickup truck left the road and rolled over. An Iowan was killed in an Oklahoma traffic accident Saturday night. Lawrence Baugh, 62, Amana, was killed in Texola, Okla., when his car collided with a semi-trailer truck. And Mrs. Virginia Merriam, 46, Corwith, died in a Fort Dodge hospital Sunday of injuries she received in a traffic accident near Humboldt last Thursday. Authorities said she was a passenger in a car driven by her daughter, Connie Merriam, 17, three miles east of Humboldt on Iowa 3. The Merriam car slid broadside into a westbound car driven by Ann Fish, 19, Rutland. Arrest Seven In Drug Raid HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) Seven young people were arrested Saturday night in a drug raid near Hampton and two of them were hospitalized Sunday after a traffic crash. Also hospitalized in Mason City Mercy Hospital with a broken leg, a broken arm and a broken nose was Hampton Police Sgt. Robert White. State narcotics agents and local officers said they think the arrests may have made a significant dent in drug traffic in northern central Iowa. The two prisoners and White were injured north of Hampton on U. S. 65 as White was driving the two in his personal car Professional Directory SAIGON (AP) - American warplanes resumed attacks on North Vietnam's southern panhandle below the 20th parallel today after a 36-hour halt for New Year's, the U.S. Command announced. The bombing halt above the 20th parallel, which includes Hanoi and Haiphong, remained in effect. It was ordered by President Nixon on Saturday in preparation for the resumption of secret peace negotiations in Paris next Monday. A communique said air operations over North Vietnam resumed at 1 p.m. It gave no details, but U.S. officials said the bombers were attacking supply routes below the 20th parallel to slow the annual dry-season push of war materiel across the demilitarized zone and through Laos into South Vietnam. The U .S. Command also reported that bombing operations were resumed in South Vietnam at dusk Monday after a 24- hour holiday halt. The pattern was the same during the Christmas cease­ fire, and again there was no explanation why the halt in North Vietnam lasted 12 hours longer. The Command said that, from dusk Monday until dawn today, U.S. planes made 44 strikes in South Vietnam, all but two of them in the northern quarter of the country below the DMZ. During the bombing cessation in South and North Vietnam. U.S. air attacks shifted to the Ho Chi Minn Trail in eastern Laos, Hanoi's main supply route southward, and to supply lines and base camps in Cambodia, the Command said. U.S. planes also flew missions in support of Laotian forces battling North Vietnamese troops in the Plain of Jars, in northeast Laos, the communique said. Radio Hanoi claimed that a U.S.- RA5C reconnaissance plane was shot down Sunday in Quang Binh, North Vietnam's southernmost province. It did not mention the fate of the crew. The U.S. Command said it had no plane losses to report. The South Vietnamese command reported generally light battlefield activity but one major fight about 40 miles northeast of Saigon this morning. A militia unit ran into about 100 enemy troops, and fighting was reported continuing at midaft- ernoon. First reports said at least two militiamen were killed, but there was no report yet of enemy losses. Nhan Dan, North Vietnam's official newspaper, said in a New Year's editorial that the Communist side recorded two basic victories during the past year, "defeating the U.S. 'Vietnamization of the war' policy and foiling the U.S. plan to 're-Americanize the war"' with a massive infusion of U.S. air and naval power. ' Dr. D. E. Pfund jj VETERINARIAN 9 Large and Small 6 Animal Practice I 1020 Central Avenue / Phone 362-5758 Dr. Paul G. LarsenK DENTIST § W. 314 Central Ave. Phone 362-4464 Dr. S. B. Rose OPTOMETRIST GAARDE BUILDING 7 South 7th Street Phone 362-5868 Dr. D. E. Devall VETERINARIAN 16 North 7th Street Phone 362-2171 to Hampton. Authorities said they had not determined just how it happened but they said the car crashed down a 185-foot bank. The injured prisoners are Michael Morgan, 20, and Stephen Werner, both Hampton. Both were charged with illegal possession of drugs and with unlawful assembly. Their injuries were reportedly not serious. The others arrested are Lynne Lumley, 22, of Chapin, held on $15,000 bond on feloney charges of delivery of controlled substances, possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy as well as five other charges; John Bell, 19, of Hampton, held on $10,000 bond on charges of possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver, conspiracy and five other charges; Bruce Erickson, 21, of Hampton, held on $500 bond -on two charges; and Vero­ nica Skowrunski of Chicago, held on $50 bond on a charge of unlawful assembly. Franklin County Sheriff Duane Payne said several other arrests are pending in connection with the case. He said some of the arrests were the result of an investigation lasting for two years. Extend Party Line Order DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Rural Iowa telephone companies were not required to comply by Monday with an Iowa Commerce Commission ICC order to limit party lines to no more than eight customers apiece by Jan. 1, 1973. The commission has ordered an extension until Jan. 1, 1974. The ICC said it acted after 10 rural telephone firms said the original order would cause them economic hardship. The order applies to Central Telephone Co., Fort Dodge; East Chester Co-operative, Grinnell; General Telephone Co. of the Midwest, Grinnell; Hawkeye Telephone Co., Knoxville; Iowa Telephone Co., Knoxville; Mutual Telephone Co., Mediapolis; Wellman Cooperative Telephone Association, Wellman; West Branch Telephone Co., West Branch; West Iowa Telephone Co., Remsen and Winnebago Co-operative Telephone Association, Thompson. Iowa's Judges Salaries Low DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Salaries of Iowa's District Court judges and justices of the Supreme Court are among the lowest in the nation, according to a study. The study, by the American Judicature Society, showed that only six states pay lower salaries than Iowa for District Court judges and only 10 states have lower salary scales for Supreme Court justices. In Iowa, District Court judges receive $21,500 annually and Supreme Court justices $25,000. Three lowans Die in Fires By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fires in Keokuk and Lewis claimed the lives of three lo­ wans over the holiday weekend and another Iowan died of burns received Christmas Eve. Authorites said Maude Amos, about 90, and David Duncan, 92, were killed late Sunday when fire gutted two upstairs bedrooms of a small house in Keokuk. Firefighters said the two badly burned bodies were found in one of the two bedrooms of the five-room, two-story structure. Investigators said it appeared the victims had no chance to escape. Fire Chief Floyd Danley said the fire was apparently caused by "the careless use of smoking materials." Jimmy Jameson, 3%, died in a fire at his family home in the western Cass County town of Lewis Sunday. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jameson, were treated for burns but the other four children in the family escaped without injury. 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