Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 273, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 27, 1953 Page: 1 of 6
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First Try To
Buy It Here
No important temperature chang-
es through Sunday. Low Sunday
morning 26. Low Saturday morn-
ing 25, high Friday 55.
UNl'lED PRESS Wire Service
Devoted To Home Town News and Building Breckenridge and Stephens County
NEA Feature Service
VOL. 33 Ml. 273
BRECKENRIDGE, TEXAS—SUNDAY, DEC. 27. 1953
PRICE 5 CENTS PER COPY
NEW GOLD STAR MOTHER OFFICERS At a recent election of Gold Star Mothers, Mrs. Vivian
Reed, seated in th center, v. as elecUd president, succeeding Mrs. Claud? Randy. Other officers elected
were: Top row lift to right—Mi -dames Susie Mcl'hersoti, Lctha Donnell, Kathemne Blain, E#sie Mae
Broddy; Lula Andiews; Leunu Chalk </r. Bottom row left to right, besides Mrs. Reed—Mesdames Graec
Eubank*. Ozell Pure. Fa«- Cruse, and Lucille Smith.
Seven GIs Was
By HAROLD MELAHN
FACING THE IRON' O'RTAIN
IN GERMANY. Dec. 'J'! 'U.Ri—Se-
ven American GI- spe-nt one of
the *1 I'll: !..•!« ., ->•«-. Ill til"
world Friday atop a VV- • (o : i;:.im
mountain guarding the Iron Cur-
They man one of a chain of se-
crvt lookouts and powerful radio
.stations along a main invasion
route to the Western v.orld. Their
job—all day and every day—is to
keep watch and alert Western de-
fense forces if the Russians cross
But Christmas at this 2 .r>00-foot
high outpost—one hour by tortur-
ous jeep trip to the nearest civili-
zation—was not forgotten by the-
se men of Company G, third bat-
talion of the 14th armored regi-
Set. 1-c Sam Man sour, of Cleve-
land, Ohio, th' team's commander,
stuck up a seven-foot fir tree out*
side the radio shack. He dressed
the branches with tin can covers
egg shells and corn flake boxes
which proudly braved a foggy
"We *re not getting sentimental,"
said Mansour. "We're just doing a
As Mansour worked on the tree,
Pfc. Edgar Hagemann of Jersey
City, N. J., built a huge "M n-y
Christmas" sign out of cardboard
Then the seven shouted "Merry
(Continued On Page 2)
Fruit Are Damaged
Seek Bodies Of
WELLINGTON, N. Z... Dec. 26
L'.t!i—Weary bands of emergency
workers combed the banks of the
flood-swollen Wangehru Rivei
Saturday, seeking the bodies of
victims of the worst train wreck
in New Zealand's history.
Only 119 of the 267 persons a-
board the nine-car train are known
have survived when the loco-
motive and five cars crashed thro-
ugh a washed-out trestle 160 miles
north of here on Christmas Eve.
Early Saturday, the bodies of 80
of the 148 victims had been recov
Prime Minister Sidney G. Hol-
land, who raced to the scene as
soon as he heard of the crash, said-
he sees "no hope of any more vic-
tims, being found alive."
The New Zealand crash was one
of three believed to havp killed
nearly 250 persons over the holi-
day at widely-separated points
round the world.
Behind Iron Curtain
Early Thursday, two passenger
trains collided south of Brno in
Red Czechoslovakia. Czech offi-
cials reached by telephone from
Vienna said Saturday that "around
100" persons were killed or injur-
ed in the wreck, but no more pre-
cise figures could be obtained im-
i In the Andes mountains of Peru,
four railwaymen were killed when
a freight train jumped the track
between Chosica and the big Paci-
fic port of El Callao. •
Many of those aboard the New
Zealand train were on their way
from Wellington to Auckland to
see Queen Elizabeth II. now visit-
(Con tinned On Page 2)
(By UNITED PRESS)
Fair skies hung over Texas on
the day after Christmas, but the
tower Rio Grande Valley had its
eold -st weather since the "Big
Fierce" of >arlj 1951. Agrieul-
ture men said they believed both
citrus trees and winter vegetables
ture agent for three Valley coun-
Bill Friend, associate agricul-
ties, said Saturday's low temper-
News In Brieis
Accident Victim Dies
MERCEDES, Tex.. Dec. 26 <U.R
James R. Wade, 66,. of La Villa,
| Tex., died Friday in a Mercedes
; hospital as the result of injuries
j received Dec. 18. Wade received a
j hi a in injury when his car hit a
} .Southern Pacific train in La Villa.
SEEN or HEARD I
By C. M. H.
The father of S or man VoKIr,
Breckenridge, died in l'lain« e
Saturday morning, burial to lie in
Cisco, but no other detail* avail-
able .... Also meager report* re-
reived here slate that Andy
(Dutch) Bedener, former resident,
wan killed in Amariilo in a traffic
Pvt. Joe R Brown, -on of ilex
Brown is in basic training at I* •.
Bliss, report received Saturday
said .... Streets so bare at tie-
Friday the footfalls of one person
on the sidewalk made a big nois<
.... Exchanges had started Satur-
day and Grady Slaughter said if
they would bring back the boxes
the presents were received in it
would be a big help.
Mrs. Clara Corbet remarked with
considerable concern that it is only
364 days until Christmas .... Fin-
est weather past two days we have
seen in a long time, but Jake
Sandefer reports he said good
morning to one man and he wanted
to know what to h--l is good about
it Jimmy Kinehen, one of
many home from college, said he
baa had one spell in hospital re-
PFC. Leonard Bragg called his
mother from Fort Bragg, and he is
to be sent the Breckenridge Amer-
.. Mrs. Frances Russell,
daughter of Judge W. C.
Veale, said she knows he is getting
along ail right because he register-
ed complaint about some of his
clothing .... Jack Cox, former res-
ident, said he had bragged in Cor-
pus Christi so much about West
Texas that Ilia friends challenged
him on Odessa and Kg Spring—
and got to him.
Thought For The Moment: The
world's great men have not com-
monly been scholars, nor its great
HflMMra grear mnw iiotmrs.
MIAMI, Fla., Dee. 26 tU! _Or-
vill,> Cecil Carpenter, Dallas, and
John J. Wilson of Miami drowned
Friday when eauirht. by the tide
as they were gathering seashells
oil' i at Uiv ieiatl<i in the Baha-
Their bodies were flown to Mia-
mi. They were wading tit the surf
•vh-n the high tide engulfed them
and thef were unable to reach
Wife Is Found Dead
HOUSTON, Dec. 26 (WS—Mrs.
Ham G. Croom, wife of a Hous-
ton attorney, was found dead in
the bathroom at her home Friday
and Saturday her son said she ap-
parently fainted and struck her
head as she foil.
The accident, at the Crown home
csMiHS as she. In r husband and their
•laughter. Barbara, 18, were await-
ing a Christmas telephone call
from hue son, f,t. Sam G, Croom,
Jr. of Dallas, who is in the Navy.
Texan Cra h Victim
KANKAKEE, III., Dee. 26
—An- Force Sgt. Donald Darche,
■12, Sheppaid Field, Tex., was
killed Friday night near here
when his fa I" overturned. Two oth-
-s including his father-in-law,
William I 'hammess, Bradley, L,
WOUNDS ARE FATAL
RON HAM, Tex., Dec. 26 <URS—
J. B. Fuller died Saturday of gun-
shot wounds suffered Thursday
when his gun apparently discharg-
ed after he had set it down.
TWO DIE AFTER CRASH
NAVASOTA, Tex., Dee. 26 <C.E'
Two persons were fatally injur-
ed Friday night in a automobile-
pick-up truck collision 10 miles
south of here. Another man, Bob-
by Joe Phillips, 18, of Bryan, was
given only a slight chanee to live.
The dead were identified as
Stephens Holmes Jr., 22, a Hous-
ton Negro, and John Homeyer, 23,
of Bryan, who died at the Brazos
Homeyer, Phillips and Glenn
Dale Jones, ail of Bryan, were en-
route to Houston to visit relatives.
BODIES IN GLACIER
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Dec. 26
(UJ5—U. S. Air Force officials said
Saturday the bodies of eight men
killed in a Navy bomber's crash on
Myradasjokut glacier may remain
in the frozen wreckage until next
A Helicopter lift was abandoned
Friday after only one body had
been recovered. Howling snow
storms made further operation im-
tines apparently resulted in some
lamage to the foliage of citrus
trees. He indicated the damage
whs not nearly as severe as in the
big freeze of 1951, however.
Friend said some lettuce also
'■•oked "burn d" by the frost and
freeze, and broccoli and beets were
damaged. He declart d "the foli-
age of many plants were definit-
The agj icultare agent wiid it
would be impossible to make a
iollars and cents estimate of the
lamage for some time. He said
damage was spotted, with some
fields left unhurt, while nearby
areas were hit.
Only Three Hours
"The temperatures skidded about
."> a. m. Saturday." he said, "so
that we had only about three
hours of really cold temperatures,"
In Edinburg, Will Wallace, a
leading grower and shipper, ex-
pressed a different view. He said
is far as he could tell, there was
little or no damage in his exten
sive holdings around Edinburg.
Early planting of spring toma-
toes were hurt both Friday and
Saturday, and some farmers had
put the plants out early, gambling
that the Valley would be entirely
free of freezes this winter as it
was last year.
The mercury dipped to 32 Sat
urday in Brownsville, the first
time a freezing temperature has
been recorded there since Feb. 1
1951. Friend said the low was 27
it his farm near Weslaco. The
Edinburg city water plant record-
ed a 28-degree minimum, while ra-
dio station KURV recorded the un-
official valley low of 26 at its
studios two miles north of Edin
Forecaster* predicted increasing
(jlouitiftcss for most of Texas by
Sunday, but said no rain was in
sight. Temperatures were not ex-
pected to show much change, with
the daytime range predicted for
the alls and lower 60s and night-
time reading between 10 and 4C
TWO DIVISIONS TO BE PUUED
OUT OF KOREA IN PEACE MOVE
In Two By Sudden
Battles 3 Men
SAN ANTONIO, Dee. 28 <UJ8—
A tall Negro policeman contributed
his part to a peaceful Christmas-—
even when it meant battling three
men with guns.
It happened when Patrolman HMI
Nelson Moore entered a cafe andl^gt a bitter denunciation of Thar-
found" Bill Tyler, with a .44 caliber
pistol, arguing with Arfuhr Jones,
who h-ld a .38 caliber revolver.^ _
"I went for Tyler," Moore said.
"Jones dropped his revolver and
Odis Tealer snatched it. He fired
once at Jones and again at Tyler
who had pulled away from me."
"Then I got mad. I hauled down
Tyler and took his .44. With two
big guns (Tyler's revolver and hif
own police .38) I walked over and
threw down on Tealer. He wilted."
All three men were booked for
unlawful carrying of firearms.
SAIGON, Indo-China, Dec. 2'i
(U-PJ—Communist Viet Minh rebels
split Indo-China in two Saturday
in a lightning offensive which took
them to the Thailand frontier.
Premier Souvannah Phouma of
the Indo-China state of Laos, a-
cross which the rebels knifed in
one of the biggest attacks of the
eight-year war, cabled a protest
to the United Nations.
Thailand declared a state of em-
ergency in nine of its frontier
orovinces and rushed troop rein-
forcements to them, fearing that
thousands of Indo-Chinese refu-
gees on the Thailand side of the
border might raise a fifth column
in aid of the rebels.
Thailand May Protest
It was believed in reliable cir-
cles here that Thailand also might
cable a protest to the UN,
The French high command in
a grave communique admited that
the rebels had driven right across
Laos from the coastal state of
Viet Nam and captured the stra-
tegically important town of hTak-
hek just across the Mekong Riv-
er frontier from Thailand.
French and loyal Indo-Chinese
troops are regrouping at Savan-
nakhet, f>0 miles south of Thakhek.
Every available civil airplane in
Indo-China was requisitioned to
aid in a giant airlift to take arms
and equipment to the French un-
As the rebels reached the Thai-
land border, Moscow Radio broad-
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KOREAN CHRISTMAS—Pfc. David Welch. Endieott, N. Y., shares
his Christmas package with his KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to
US Army ) buddy, i'ak Si Joon. Having shared the hardships of Korea
together, Welch feels that it is only fair that lie share the sweeter
moments of life with his friend. (NEA Telephone)
land, accusing the Bangkok gov-
ernment of interferring in the In-
io-China war in behalf of the Un-
A powerful force of- 20,000 Viet
Minh troops and jungle guerrillas
opened their attack Tuesday and
captured by storm a French forti-
fied post on the border of coastal
Viet Nam and Laos, then drove
right across the narrow waist of
Laos to the Mekong.
They cut off French traffic on
t erivehradn Xi
the river and the main highway.
Seven An Hear Killed
BLOODIEST CHRISTMAS IN
TRAFFIC HISTORY SEEN
Four Patients To
Reports from the local hospitals
Saturday morning gave the fol-
lowing four patients admitted sin-
ce Thursday morning:
Breckenridge Clinical—Miss Cje-
raldine James, medical.
Stephens Memorial—Mrs. C. J.
Smathors, W. Jeffs and Mrs. S.
G Copeland, ail medical. Mrs.
Copeland was also dismissed.
Terry Moore Never
To Wear Suit Again;
To Make Muff Of If
SEOUL, Korea, Dec. 28 <U.R>—•
Screen actress Terry Moore,
who is allowed to remain in Ko-
rea after all, said Saturday she
would never again wear the er-
mine bathing suit that caused
all the trouble.
She said she would make it
over into a muff and lock it away
in a trunk forever.
Miss Moore appeared before
disappointed GI audiences Sat-
urday in slacks and sweater after
a day of confusion in which ahe
said she was ordered home but
later was allowed to stay.
The disappearance of the bath-
ing suit and the appearance of
the slacka remained somewhat of
a minor mystery which had re-
percussions from Seoul to Hotly-
(By UNITED PRESS)
Americans were killed in traffi
accidents Saturday at the rate of
seven an hour as the total for the
Christmas holiday soared above
Traffic accidents had killed .'105
persons in the 42-hour period from
B p. m. Christmas Eve to noon
Saturday. Forty other persons died
in fires, one in a plane crash and
X3 in miscellaneous accidents for
an overall total of 373.
The National Safety Council hud
estimated in advance that traffir
accidents woutd kill 510 persons
from 6 p. m. Thursday to midnight
But midway through the holiday
period, safety experts feared the
toll might go even higher.
Could Be Bloodiest
Ned H. Dearborn, safety council
president, said that "unless they
put on the breaks, this could well
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.,
Dec. 26 (U.PX - A coroner's jury met
again Saturday in an attempt to
reach a verdict in the mysterious
death of a Gary, Ind., man whose
frozen body was found last Wed-
nesday on a high mountain pass.
Garfield County Sheriff Ralph
Baker said Charles T. Foster, 25,
whose body had been buried be-
neath a foot of snow for nearly a
month, apparently had been shot in
"We can't say yet whether he
shot himself accidentally, commit-
ted suicide or was murdered," Bak-
Fire Run Is
One fire run reported by local
firemen over Christmas was made
Friday afternoon to the 2000
block of East Walker where a
pick-up loaded with smudge-pots
had caught fire. The smudge-pots
placed along the road
where construction is underway.
Damage was estimated at about
*200 to the truck by Fire Chief
be the h'o'idiest Christmas in traf-
Mild weather over most of the
nation encouraged highway travel,
but in the upper Midwest and else-
where roads still were slippery and
treacherous from snow and ice left
by storms earlier in the week.
At ChiiSicothe, Mo., Hurles Rose,
45., and his sister, Mrs. Ellen Lan-
disti 40, were in critical condition
after spending 11 hours trapped in
an automobile that was wrecked in
a crash that killed Rose's wife.
Skids Off Road
The ear skidded off a road three
miles west of Borgart Mo., and
overturned about 10 p. m. Thurs-
A similar accident occurred near
Arcadia, la., where farmer Alfred
Brockman, 65, and his wife sat
trapped and injured for 13 hours in
their wrecked car.
Broekman's sister-in-law, Mrs.
Carrie Hagedorn, 78, and Donatd
Berger, 27, died after Berger's car
collided with Broekman's on a lone-
In the worst fire reported during
the holiday period, Mrs. Arnold
Crouch and five of her children
died in a blaze that destroyed their
frame house near Salt Lick, Ky.
Her husband and another child
1914 Model T
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 26 «U&—
A 73-year-old Argentinian and his
son crept along the road from San
Antonio to Dallas Saturday in
their l!>14 model T Ford on a jour-
ney from their native land to
Jose Fernandez, hale and hearty
despite his age, and his 29-year-
old son, Ramon Fernandez, trav-
eled 1!>,!)07 miles in 30 months be-
fore arriving in the United States.
The duo pulled into San Anton-
io at 5 p. m. Friday after leaving
Laredo at noon. The car was putt-
putting along at 45 miles an hour.
Jose Fernandez said the pair
hoped to reach Dallas by sometime
Saturday night. They left San An-
tonio at 8 a. m. and planned to go
From Dallas, the two will trav-
el to Little Rock, Ark., St. Louts,
Mo., Chicago, Detroit and Wash-
ington aad will fly back to Argen-
tina frem Washington.
The elder Fernandez said Satur-
day that the car was using "too
damn much gasoline" but would
not state the exact amount it
The two men are from Contra-
"I am most happy that we reach-
ed the United States," Jose said
when the ancient car crossed the
border at Laredo, Tes. "Actu-
ally, I never thought it would get
as far as Panama."
The two men gave up their busi-
ness in Patagonia, Argentina, to
make the trip. They wanted to see
America, they said.
Their plans include a visit to
Detroit, where they hope to go
through the Ford plant and pay
tribute to the man who manufac-
tured their car, then Washington
to pay homage to George Wash-
ington, whom they said they ad-
mired as a great American libe-
Heart Attack Is
William Airheart, 72, who resid-
ed north of Brad, died at his home
Christmas Eve following a heart
attack. He was a carpenter and
rancher and a trapper during the
He was born January 25, 1881
in Mason County.
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday at 3 p. m. at the Satterwhite
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Jerry Speer officiating. Burial was
in Necessity Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Clara Airheart of Brad, three sis-
ters, Mrs. J. D. Slaughter, Mason;
Mrs; Nancy McDonald, Beaumont
and Mrs. Johnny Jones; and one
brother, A. A. Airheart, Brecken-
Banner Year In
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 fife.
The Civil Aeronautics Administra-
tion reported Saturday 1953 \vas a
banner year for aviation, with
more traffic but fewer crashcs, bet-
ter safety devices, and far-reach-
ing engineering developments.
Passenger fatalities dropped to
0.5 per 100 million passenger miles
compared with 0.9 in 1952. The
1951 rate was I St.
In Horror While
FLAT ROCK, Mich., Dec. 26 (trjfc
—A young father told Saturday
how he stood in mute horror only
a few feet away as wind-whipped
flames burned to death his heroic
Wife and their four small children
Those killed in the fire, W'hich
destroyed their farm home two mi-
les east of here, were Mrs. Mary
Hurst, 25, and her children, Pat-
rick, 6, Hazel, 5, Michael 2, and
Daniel 9 months.
Only the father Ross Hurst, 27,
He said he and his wife and the
youngest child were asleep in one
second-floor room of the rented,
100-year-old brick house when
they were awakened shortly before
2 a. m. Friday by Francis Eyster.
Eyster, his wife and their three
small children had shared the
home with the Hursts. Eyster said
he was returning from midnight
church services when he saw fla-
mes coming from the kitchen.
Hurst and his wife, awakened
by Eyster, ran from their room
and started for the stairs. Mrs.
Hurst had Daniel in her arms, the
(Continued on Page 2V
Adds To Injured
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 26 fU-IT.—
An ambulance rushing three traf-
fic accident victims to a hospital
smashed into a car stopped at a
signal Friday and added three
more names to the hospital list.
While none of the ambulance's
occupants were hurt in the second
mishap, which occurred only a mile
from the scene of the first wreck,
the three persons in the halted car
were severely bruised and cut.
The. ambulance, from Kelly Ait
Force Base, was speeding towards
town with three youths who had
been hurt when their car skidded
and hit a bridge.
Ike Warns Reds
To Draw Force
By MERRIMAN SMITH
AUGUSTA, Gu„ Dec. 26 (U.R!—
President Eisenhower announced
Saturday that two U. S. Army di-
visions soon will be pulled out of
Korea and indicated that if the
Communists strike again U. S. air
power will deliver the main coun-
However, Mr. Eisenhower said,
the United States is moving for-
ward to "make evident to all the
world that we, ourselves, have no
aggressive intentions" and to pro-
mote "a climate of peace."
But if aggression should "never-
theless occur" on the part of the
Communinisfcs, he said, the United
States is prepared to oppose it
"with even gieater effect than
Sent to Rhee
Mr. Eisenhower's statement on
the plans for Korea was released
to reporters from his holiday
White House here. Its main points
were communicated several days
ago to President Syngman Rhee of
the Republic of Korea by Walter
Robertson, assistant secretary of
state, and Adm. Arthur W. Rad-
ford, new chairman of the joint
chiefs of staff.
The announcement of the "pro-
gressive" reduction of United Sta-
tes troops in Kwea was an im-
plied warning to the Chinese and
other Communists not to renew
The President said that since the
armistice in Korea five months
ago "we do not need as much
ground strength there now as
much ground strength there now
as when there was fighting.
"That is more true because of
the capability of the Republic of
Korea forces which were substan-
tially built up during the war.
, Air Power Growing
"Also, our growing national air
power possesses greater mobility
and striking force than ever be-
"Accordingly, I have directed
that the United States ground
forces in Korea be progressively-
reduced as circumstances warrant.
As an initial step, two Army di-
visions soon will be withdrawn and
returned to the United States,"
Two Army divisions at full
strength would number nearly 35,-
He said that while this country
is acting in good faith to preserve
the truce "we remain alert to all
"Therefore, I emphasize that
the action being taken does not
impair our readiness and capacity
to react in a way which would
deter aggression and, if aggres-
sion should nevertheless occur, to
oppose it with even greater effect
Flyn Has Daughter
ROME, Dec. 26 (U.R)_Errol
Flynn's third wife presented him
with the nicest Christmas present
of all—a six-and-one-half pound
The former Patrice Wymore, 25,
gave birth to the girl at 9 a. m.
Friday after being rushed to a
hospital from a Christmas Eve
party she had been attending. „
Flynn got back to Rome from
New York in time to pace the
floor all night.
Two Persons Fined
Two persons were fined here
during the holidays for driving
Jesse Ray Ponce, Breckenridge,
was fined f50 and costs and given
30 days in jail on a DWI charge,
and also is charged with aggra-
Monte Ray Williamson, Snyder,
was fined $50 and costs on a DWI
charge. One man fined $19.50 for
being drunk completed the holiday
police record as reported by Dep-
uty Al Ramsay.
Sheriff Tom Of field has returned
William C. Connell here from Cali-
fornia to face a charge of forgery.
Thirty-Three Killed In Texas With
Total Expected To Climb At Weekend
(By UNITED PRESS)
The Texas holiday traffic and
accident toll was expected to climb
Saturday and Sunday as many
Texans started homeward journ-
eys after spending Christmas
Already at least 55 persons had
been killed, and many others in-
jured, during the holiday season.
The Texas Department of Pub-
lic Safety predicted the toll would
reach 190 at the close of New
Traffic accidents took at least
33 lives, six persons died in fires,
seven in homicides or suicides and
nine in miscellaneous accidents.
The Department predicted auto
accidents would take 100 lives in
the period which began at 12:01
a. m. last Wednesday and ends
with the Jan. 1 holiday period,
homicides and suicides another 40,
and other accidents 60.
Among fatal mishaps reported
by the departments were:
A car-train crash at Miles, in
took the lives of three persons,
William Franklin Davis, 56, and
Mr. and M rs. William Leon Blan-
ton, all of Miles. The car in which
they were riding collided with a
Santa Fe train.
Another West Texas accident
which took the lives of three wo-
men, Be mice O. Wiginton of Deni-
son, and Mrs. Anna M. Turner and
Mrs. Thelma McNutt, both of Dal-
las. Their car collided with anoth-
er near Kent.
A car struck four Belgian air
cadets in San Antonio, kilting Gas-
pard Van Vooren, 20, and injuring
the other three.
In EI Paso county, two pedes-
trians, Antonio Flores, 31, and
Margarito Casillas, 59, both of
Smelter, Tex., were struck and
At San Angeto, two children ex-
pected a visit from Santa Claus
met death instead when an early-
~ s swept
and Delphina Garcia, 2. ~ ^
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