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Anita Tribune (Newspaper) - September 10, 1953, Anita, Iowa Smoke and Ashes ON JULy 6 IOWA was officially safest state the Mid with our governor and safety commissioner given an Iron ically the two weekends that fol lowed brought death to 27 people Oft the states to break a Our total motor vehicle fafalities in Iowa for this year is crowding the 400 if it does not pass it before this column reaches The total for last year at this titae was about 50 The number to date exceeds those for the whole year in the years and IT IS TOLD AS A TRUE story hat a highway patrolman recently went on his daily jaunt in a new car which did not yet carry the official He returned to the office at the end of the day reduced to a jelly and begged his chief to get him a car quick with the right let tering on the sides or hed get out on that murderous IT IS A SAD COMMENTARY on every one of us as drivers that we feel the need to look at our speed ometer and satisfy ourselves we are well across the center strip if we see a patrol car within Were careful to really stop at that stop sign and to let the pedestrian have his right of We even plan so our window will be down and we can signal for a if we see a patrol car through the rear view DRIVING A CAR IS a privilege and a On the front firing lines a guy is allowed to launch a missile at high speed at the guy ahead of but we call that and we call that other guy the en At that the auto snipers get more lives than the boys in uni form can collect in actual Statistics prove but were pretty complacent about We con sole mothers with boys at the front by telling them their sons arent really in much more danger than they would be on the THEN WE PUT OUR own child ren and dogs and highpriced lug gage not to mention ourselves into the car we have probably mort gaged our future to pay and we hit it up to 80 and dart around trucks when the line excuse it all by the fact that we have to get Only a fire truck or an ambulance has that ex and theyre given sirens to prove THE OTHER DAY WE were driv ing east on 6 and we were in a hurry to connect with a good chicken dinner still a smart dis tance we were being i fairly A nicelooking mid dleaged lady with every curl in looking sedate and careened past us and cut in so quick we werent sure she hadnt snagged off our front left fender with her bumper until we She cut down our margin of safety behind the next car so much that we had to put on the brakes and provoke a I howl of annoyance from our elder daughter who was asleep on the I back I SHE PASSED THE NEXT car on the yellow line a then she took two big trucks they travel inpairs keep the game and disappeared in the The lady wasnt the kind who would have crowded ahead of a person in line at a cafeteria and j slopped his probably even used her elbow in the ribs of an I other woman at a bargain 1 OUT ON THE HIGHWAY she was and not subject to the rules of good She probably didnt fully realize it was people j she was She just thought of them as THATS ONE OF THE big troub Actually we think WE are the only PEOPLE on the The rest is just autos until we smash them up and see they have people in whose blood will flow and I bones stick out of SOMEHOW WEVE ALL got to I startrealizing that it is pebble we arc not just It would be a good thing f us if I tfte highway patrol rps had I markings on every passed possV I officer who would I take rvr lumber if were beiiv i Another thing tht might wakf I u up would be for every car 1 ii feel it responsibility I town thr number of every car thai Passed him in a foolish turned an I Blsco in to the proper 4 IF SOME SORT OF master file re kept on these iglit be themean of taking offthe I road eventually some of the daily The Ani Atlantic Bookbindine Co 7th Walnut OASS COUNTYS FASTEST GROWING NEWSPAPER IN ITS MOST PROGRESSIVE TOWN VOLUME 69 CASS 1953 37 GROUND BREAKING SERVICES EDITOR IN ETA JIMA Myron son of Ella is now editor of the Isle the camp newspaper at the Eta Jima Specialist School where Enfield is He assumed his duties recently after serving as assistant editor for the past nine He has worked for a number of Iowa including the CONVALESCENT LEAVE Up Down MAIN STREET Ground breaking services were held Thursday at 312 Maple Street in Anita for the basement of the new Community Bible The basement will be 32 x running north and south at the back of the property recently purchased by the church from The former Kocppel residence will serve as a parsonage for and George Miss Lucy oldest member of the congregation turned the first sod for the new Front row left to Miss Harold Marie George Back Highway Safety Pledge Stickers AMERICAN LEGION TO SPONSOR SAFE DRIVING PLEDGES NEXT WEEK The American which has been participating in a nationwide Legion observance of September as Highway Safety will dis tribute pledge stickers next for display on auto The first of the stickers will go to high school students with drivers lic and will be distributed at the end of the Safety program next Monday During the Legionaires will contact other The pledge reads To protect human life and health I PLEDGE myself to observe all traffic American Motorists are asked to dis play the sticker in the lower right hand corner of their if during the coming and are urged to place on the re Anita is spdtag a 30day con vaieseent ieave at his He underwent surgery 19 and was released Aug 28 from the Fort Leo nard Wood hospital in RFTTTRMCI WROM icnwFA BETUKNb IKUM KUBLA He recently returned from and at the end of his furlough here will return to Camp e WILhUN OFENS BEAUTY SHOP IN ANITA Blanche who recent ly graduated from the Des Moines Iowa School of Beauty opened a beauty shop in Anita Mon day in the building west of the tele phone office on Main Wilson took her state board examination on lived jhe Anita munit gll Qf her life and Jn town Qf Anita for the t 17 rs ghe hgs one sQn Gail Forte who fe jn California she jg the daugnter of and Cal weeks extensive Returns to Air Base Ronald Fries left Monday noon for his base in for Mississippi and MrsClifford Fries left Monday afternoon for and will ieave the iatter part of September for HOME FOR LABOR Service men home over the Labor Day weekend included Wayne Tommie and Paul all of Fort Duane Ted and Neil Aup 3rlet all of Fort Leonard A Clifford Fries of and Ronald Fries of Francis Warren Dick Pierce Injured in Highway Crash Saturday Night One was killed and three seriously injured Saturday night in a high way collision 8 miles west of Dick Pierce was and in a serious condition are Karene daughter of and Norman Eades of Adair Donna Rae daughter of and Glen Petersen of both patients at Atlantic Memorial hospital and Edward son of and Crarles Titus of near who was transferred Tuesday morning to Methodist hospital in where he will under go the first of two next His condition Wednesday morning was described as being as good as could be and he no longer had the severe pain he suffered from on Sideswipe Collision Plftlflfl RlfflC accident occurred about 11 oclock Saturday evening on what is knownat Toepfer four miles Funeral services were held Tues east of The Pierce car and day afternoon at 2 oclock at the one driven by Dale son Christian church itt for Dick of and Lester King of near Delano 18year old son of figured in a sideswipe colli and Kenneth tierce of east sion with a car driven by Ray Low of who died last Saturday of King was unin at Atlantic Memorial jured and Lowery and his corn hospital following a threeear colli Zelma about of son on Highway 6 of escaped with minor Dick was born January Dick Pierce suffered a basal skull north of Anita and lived in this com multiple fractures of his munity all of his He graduated right and internal He Anita high school in 1953 nnd wandered along the highway fol was working on the construction lowing the crash and was taken by a crew at the time of his Sur car to Atlantic Memorial viving with his parents are one sis where he died as he was taken to Marillys two Oliver the emergency Duane and Milo Dean four grand In the meantime numerous and Oliver Pierce including Anitayoung people who of Anita and and were passing and members of the Eulig of Adair and several Atlantic fire joined in and cousins in this a two hour search for him at the He was a member of the Young accident as it was not known Peoples class of the Christian he had gone to Karene Eades was thrown through rooms where tte beauty shop FOR EAST COAST Tommie Christensen left Tuesday morning for Camp Kil Wr N J t0 servlce Funeral services were conducted the branches of a beside the by the Tschetter of road and was found feet from assisted by Dessie and the wrecked She suffered mul burial was in Evergreen tiple fractures her left The Music was furnished by the school Petersen girl suffered a fractured quartet composed of Roger and Edward Titus fractures Dick Bissell D Smith Tom of the right hip and left Pall bearers were mem Hits Two Cars servance i and muffler and obed ience to the directions of the Anita school This patrol of junior high boys has been functioning since the be ginning of and there has been much favorable comment in the town regarding their behavior and their regulation of The Le gion urges all citizens to recognize the good job these boys are doing and cooperate with them for high way LATE BULLETIN A coroners jury delivered a ver dict of manslaughter at 5 oclock yesterday in after two hours against Ray in connection with the death of Dick He was con fined in the Atlantic jail with set at offenders who have just so far been lucky enough not to collide with the law or the side of somebody elses Its not the American way to be a snitcher or to want any thing smacking of secret but the stakes are pretty high in this murderous highway SEPTEMBER IS HIGHWAY safe ty month for the American Legion and its a time for all to take a Over 36 million school are out on tlu streets and ofds fair game for our 50 million The kids are trying to be caution 1 OSO srniia safety Malms THE SCHOOL PATROLS have done a bang up job reducing acci dents involving school children by onethird in the past 30 years while accideiits to all agegroups THE ABOVE COLUMN was writ water two and crro Merlyn DX ADDITION began work Friday on an addition to his Anita Oil Co DX to accommodate a wash ing The addition will be at the north of the present and extend closer to Walnut Street than the present CASH AND CARRY Jensens Red and White Grocery will operate under a cash and carry system beginning this com ing Attention is called to the announcement appearing page 4 in the stores and short film Monday afternoon at the Anita public He will the services were and Mrs Ld the elementary students and Calvin Kane and child from to Father Joseph of will present him and coto ment on the Legions September safety Negotiations for presenting this program have been underway for several The program is open to the HORSE SHOW POSTPONED The Anita Saddle Club for has been postponed because of a conflict in date until oclock on the after noon of GAME TOMORROW AHS football game of the season will be played here tomor row when the local team meets Attention is called to the complete printed else where in the paper in an advertise There will be five games here this year and four Morgan of Atlantic has been visiting relatives and friends in the vicinity of Mystery Farm 11 on Kings side of the crashed into the left front of thtk King a 1951 The impact bent the front bumper against the left front but the driver the wheel loose and kept the machine from plunging into the ra vine beside the The car after striking the King crashed into Pierces 1948 which was travel east about 75 feet behind It veered out of control across the highway and overturned The Lowery after traveling about 100 feet went off the south side ofthe The occupants were all from the Pierce and tre top was ripped from the car was demolished and the1938 Ply mouth driven by Lowery was vir tually The King recently had the left side bashed Dick Pierce had pur chased his car only two weeks Dale King was scheduled to begin work this week as a continuity writ er at station KWBG in but he remained here the first part of the and planned to go to his job as soon as possible after the inquest yesterday CHAMPION BABY BEEF Competing aginst over 425 baby beeves from all over Arnold Sheriff Saturday showed his 977 Hereford to Grand Champion honors before a crowded pavilion of view ers and under lights of grinding television cameras at the Iowa State The top place was reach ed vafter topping the ligtyheavy Hereford class and gaining champion Hereford Arnold is the 14 year old son of and Wayne Sheriff of His coveted award was in the same showring in which his dad won top Hereford heifer as a clubmember twenty years Arnolds calf was sold to Rath Packing Company of Waterloo for per at the auction sale marTfrom this community lost his life The Ashes The owner of this the Farmers farm will receive a 7x5 photograrh of his farm free by calling for it at the Farmers Coop v first six people7 to identify the farm correctly by mail addressed to Mystery championship ribbons will receive three free classified ads each in the and
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