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WANT AD RESULTS • • •
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VOL. 36 SO. 12H
"NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY DAILY NEWSPAPER"
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TOV- I ED > • • !' • ■ i::■ i \ k'i n Bulgan n to.,st.-. (Ji-n. Nathan Twinng, i v!tt. at :'i iTiirrie n party
«' th. h"! In n>. Minister Marshal Geoig. Zh ik'.\ in M.w. K f•.i. taking off for tour of World
w-'i I' h.rt!. - t. wh.-i. I!ii' iaii stopped Nazis. the I'. S. Air lorce < "h i.f of Stuff directed his aides
to t-"*W 'lit.. \ m-.m .hi«■ ii* 11 manufacturer Will.am I'. Ujr's flight from West Berlin to Mwiiw.
With Labor Over
(By IMTKI) t'HKSS}
Orjram/^ii rule in th
T *X s i nat« nal campaign t« -j
day h am,. th laVat isMUc in th<* i
mx u;«> 'Kit i f which a-
• >fi <i«>v. Ailan Shiver* <
wH! b - t ho>«n.
S-fi. I'iicc hanivl. one of th# six
a«ipnant-i. chaitf <i that "paid or-
gan;z 'i>" try.ngr to "domi-
nate th*- politic* of Texan on Jul)
H< th f>amH and Ralph Yarbo-
rouKh. r j;aid**d b\ soiru* obn rv« i*!*
s th# senator's strong* at oppo-
nent, u# i.- m Temple today to de-
livM "i:on 'political" sp*MN*h *s at
that city's 7" th birthday celebra-
^am ' I nmentioned
I>am**l dxi not mention Yarbor-
r jjch\ name in h*j> at lack oil the
••paid or^anizers ." bu? he did
|T ha rif th.it "th*. annual meeting
of thr T' > i> Federation of I-.boi i
was tuned into :i money-raising;
campaign for the luboi organizers'
candid itr foi K"Vertnn."
YarlKCugh was the only gub"-r-
nat.o .,] 11• ■ |■ f11! to speak at the
roiive?:'.i<ii. which ended Into
Thui -d.<> at Ail-tin. ^
Daniel said. "No organisation
lead, r.- • f labor or industry have
hit U- n so bia7.cn heretofore as
to assert their intention of taking
over th oolitic a and government i
of I*« vis."
Jfi>\ Hoih inan, executive sec--.
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New Fighting Breaks
Out Against Commies
By JOSEPH K. FLEMING
ItERLIN il'.Pi — New fighting
To Two Couples
Mi. and Mr*. II C McBride
rf Woi'd-' ll .it" the pal 'fits of a
habv h<>> h.on at 1 .!•'( p. m. June
_'8. a' the Stephens Memorial Hos-
The habv weighed 9 Iha. 5 ozs.
and has been named Carter I<ee.
Mi and Mrs Mike K el le y of .'ill
West Williams, are 'he parents of
a bah. gul born at 9 a. in , June
'_'9, at the Stephens Memorial Hos-
pital She weighed 7 lbs. 2 rZS.
IsMvl.l.N HTI — .New fighting
iaged early today in the Polish i
city of Poznan where Communist ;
I'o I and officially admitted that .".8
persons had been killed and 270
wounded in the uprising.
Anti-< ommunist demonstrations
also were reported in tin Soviet-
K-eup . d Baltic states of Latvia,
Estonia and Lithuania and in far-
off Tibet where the Communist
Chinese have taken over.
Warsaw Radio said in an official
Fire Checked By
(By UNITED PRESS)
Thundershowers and h u m i d
weather cam-, to the a i| of fire-
fighter* battling a I.imhi acre blaze
in the Costilla land giant of north-
>•; II New Mexico today.
Th.. fire was still out of control,
hut the rain and damp weather
he 1 (nil slow it down.
About 25o men tried to k>--p
flame> from getting a fresh le;
on life. Then main hope lay
A l". S. Forest Service spok
man said "it will be sometim,
communioue today that the dead
inciud d both rioters and Commu-
nist officials and troops.
Th,. broadcast said the "over-
whelming majority" of workers
have gone back to their jobs in
l'> zruui and that the'eity "is com-
ing back to normal life."
Planes Koar Over
The Communist Polish Air Force
was reported to have sent jet
fight is thundering over the tank-
and-troop filled streets in a warn-
ing to freedom rioters to give in or
Th. anti-Communist president of
the Polish republic in exile said
in London "there is no possibility-
it present for a successful upris-
ing." He expressed concern lest
th.- fight ng cause a "calamity for
the Polish people."
Some Wt st German newspapers
and travelers returning from Po-
Point To Effect
Of Steel Strike
By PATRICK CAKK
NF.W YORK H I!'— Business
and financial experts said today
small segments of .American in-
dustry will feel the effects of a
steel strike almost immediately
but the nati ill's overall economy
but the nat
will suivive a short strike and
emerge strong and healthy.
The construction industry said it
will suffer immediately, oil com
panics said they would be hurt by
a shortage of steel pipe within a
.week if a strike lasts that long.
Coal mining concerns prepared
for almost immediate cutbacks in
production of the fuel which goes
to the steel industry. And rail-
roads reported revenues would be
cut "within a week" if coal and
steel shipments begin to lag.
Some May Feel Bite
"The longer a strike lasts th--
more people it will hurt," said
Paul Babson of L nited Business
Service in Bost >n. "For the first
week or two it will be like a glori-
fied vacation. If it lasts two
months a lot of people are going
to feel the bite."
"You can count us among th >se
who are going to be hurt," said
A. Kingsley Ferguson,
dent of the McGraw Construction
Co. "We don't have a big steel
inventory and business is b wm-
ing. Take away our supply of
steel and we're really in the soup."
Ferguson said his company was
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LABOR LEADER ASKS LAST
MINUTE STRIKE MEETING
Ends lisery Of j
Texas Mother j
NKKDVILLK, Tex. (t'.pi — A
mother whose love kept an only 1
son born a helpless invalid, alive
for 2ii vears, shot him to death
Bank Robber Gets
Six Years In Pen
ODESSA, Tex. <pr>— Wallace
Ray Pete Moulton, H4, of San
Angelo, was found guilty and sen-
tenced to six years rn prison ear-
ly today for the $7,726,711 holdup
Moulton was the second man tj
receive a prison sentence for the | told the
Thursday and then killed herself
to end a life if misery.
The bodies of Mrs. Klsie Hore
lica. 411, and the youth, Dennis 2"
were found side by side, their
hands locked in death, in their
backyard of the modest Herlica
The father, Ladislav, a laborer,
was at work.
Tragic Story Told
Justice of the Peace Walter W.
Bothe told the tragic story today-
after returning a verdict of mur
vice presi- ; der in the death of the boy, who
was shot in the head with a .118
Judge Bothe said the youth, Den-
nis, an only child was born "lit-
tle more than a vegetable.' He
weighed only about 40 pounds
when he died. He was completely
helpless in every way. x
"Mrs. Horelica carried him
around in a basket all his life,"
Judge B the said. "She dropped
him hometime ago and almost
went out of her mind with grief,
fearng she had hurt him."
Doctor Finds Bodies
The bodies were found by Dr.
Joe Yeldermann, whom Mrs.
Horelica had summoned to the
house through a neighbor. She
M. _ * •*•
HOST COMMITTEE—Host committee for Democratic Nat'ona! Con-
vention starting Aug. 1'1 at the International Amphitheater in Chi-
cago, are shown checking details of opening session during a lunch-
eon at the Palmer House. Left to light, seated: James L. O'Keefe,
chairman; (Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley, honorary chairman, and
Jacob M. Arvey, national committeeman. Rear, Gabriel Ditore, left,
treasurer, and D. John Sierocinksi, vice-chairman.
aie abl.- to bring the fin
control, unless there is
SEEN or HEARD
By C. M.H. !
Firemen rrported today that a -
bout >♦><• acre?, burned off ye*ter-
rfay afternoon in a fire It miles
Mtuth of Caddo in vicinity and on
Truman Robertson's lease Mel-
tvti's amuhlamc has returned to
Moti*ton C. B. Jonz, who suffer-
ed a hea rt attack here recently , . .
Sheriff* department reports no
arrest* in the past 24 hours.
Herb McC.okle has been attend-
ing I.'oris com ntion in Miami past
few days H It. ' a'lyle, back
from \ neat ion. said from t o|orad.>
City on into Kansas was div as a
pow dei horn Homer Tudor to
lea^ e Sunday on \acation to i ol -
rad" City whe;o he will again
l.ittle league to have morning
I limes on July i. Sports vs. Mis-
|i os at a. m. and (liants >s.
Red Sox at 9 a. m Mr*. R. M
Alexander, oho underwenl urger>
in H arris Memorial getting along
nicely — room No. 7R# Note re-
, cei*ed said I. W*m Hobertsor
l|lde dean's himor roll in agri-
illvision at Texas Tech this spring.
Boh Cunningham said golfeis
hWe getting ready for invitation
tournament next week.. Mac Ma
| rhen got a telegram today saying
Schlitr Brewing Co. has pur
rhase.l (leorge Muelbark Brewing
I Co. of Kansas City And, Boh
Housel fined at Lions Club for go
ing home to lunch before coming
to meeting because his wife had
Kentucky w >nder beans and ham
Thought For The Moment: A
wile fellow who is also worthless
■Iwits charms the rabble.—Euri-
Costilla blaze was the worst
. _ rash of fires crackling in
patched New Mexico and Arizona
All the others were under con-
tro'i. but one of them claimed the
first life in th.- battle against the
flames Thuisdav. He was Alan
Wilson Jr., 27. who was crushed
by a falling tree.
Kls.whe re in the nation, the
weather got cooler in th.- east and
hotter in parts of the west.
Refreshing Canadian air kept on
flow'ng through southeast Wi<coii-
-in and Illinois and eastward to
the Atlantic coast. Temperatures
went down In degrees in th • area,
getting to 42 at Sault Sainte Marie
To the west, southerly winds
k' pt a marathon heat wave burn-
ing through th" northern and
■uMithern plains. The temperature
w nt into the I 'Mis as far north as
South Dakota, eastern Montana
and northern Nevada Thur -day.
Platte. Neb., sweltered in an "[>-
piessive Kit degrees shortly after
FOR Firestone Tire Sain and
Service, see Bernard Bi ir
Ne* to h-K.esty, your bent policy—
How U. S. Officials
View Polish Revolt
WASHINGTON TP' Ameri-
can officials said today that
Poznan rioting apparently was
intended only as a demonstra-
tion and there Is little chance of
a full-scale uprising* to over-
throw the Communist govern-
There is little likelihood that
Poland's Ked regime could be
ousted while both Polish and
Soviet troops are on hand to
crush any uprising, officials
Hut they interpreted as "seri-
ous" the Polish protest demon-
stration against living condi-
tions and said it will give Ked
bo—something to worry about
in th ■ future.
land said the fighting' still rag-d
early this morning in Poznan. They
also reported that the disorders
had spread to Stettin. Alienstein.
Danzig, ftdingen, Cracow and War-
saw itself. However ther- was no
confirmation of these reports, and
• rhei reportstcnntradicted them.
An official communique issued
by the Polish government Thurs-
day night said the rebellion had
been cnish'-d. But two business-
men who arrived in West Berlin
from Poznan said Communist
troops and tanks were fighting the
rebels eai ly today.
Th- businessmen said Polish re-
sistancfighters came out of hid-
ing to join the workers rn the up-
ris'ng against the Communist rul-
•i s of Poland.
Kyewitnesses. who returned to
Berlin from Poznan, said the un-
■hi ground fighters nrde boldy in-
to the city with long-secreted
weapons to take over leadership
of the flash rebellion Thursday, j
Many' Polish "freedom" fighters!
died under the guns of troops and;
tanks rushed into th-:- big indus '
trial city in Westell* Poland to
"iu.ll th-- biggest anti-Communist,
demonstration in a satellite since
the workers uprising in East Ger-
many three years ago.
neighbor she wanted to.
May 2 robbery. Charles Peeples, • talk to the doctor about her son.
ml, also of San Angelo, pleaded Mrs. Horelica was still alive but
guilty Tuesday and received a five unconscious from a bullet wound
to 22 year sentence. j in her head when Dr. Yeldermann
Trial of a third San Angelo man arrived. She died without regain-!
charged in the holdup, Pe.cy Al- ing consciousness at a hospital in
len Warren.30 wa®. postponed uri- j Richmond-.-- ■—
til the next term of court. ! Rosenberg Justice of the Peace I
A jury returned the guilty ver- ' M. J. Waller returned a verdict of
diet against M.mlton at 12:."50; suicide in her case. Justice Bothe |
a. m. today. j returned the murder verdict in the
Fire In 'Frisco
Id j death of the son because the son
i died in Needville.
The Sterling City bank w as hi
up in daylight at gunpoint.
Secretary Lays It On Mne For Ike
WILSON IECLAIES DEFENSE
PtOGIAI OF II. S. AIEQIATE
By JOHN W. FINNEY I meet any recognized threat," Wil-
WASHINGTON U'.P>— Defense son said.
Secretary Chailes E. Wilson as- "We do not need or with to
sorted today that the administru i flaunt" American military power
tion's defense program is ade J he said, "but it would be a serious
quate. "It would be a series dis- disservice ti our country and the
service to our country and the morale of the .free world to be-#
morale of the free world tj be- j little it."
little it," he said. i He Lays It On Line
In hard hitting testimony before j Wilson s testimony followed 4.
the Senate Air Power subcommit
Doctors Substantiate Virgin Birth
tee. Wilson used such terms as
"fantastic" and "defies the imag
i nat ion" to describe the atomic-
punch of American air power.
He said the nation can expect
to have intercontinental ballistic
missiles in the "relatively near fu
Wilson appeared before the sub
committee on the heels of claims
from Air Force commanders that
America may lose its air power
leadership to Russia in a few
But Budget Boosted
Democrats have c intended ad-
ministration polices are fritteiing
away the nations are learership.
Only Thursday Senate House con-
ferees agreed to boost the Air
Force's budget by $900 million
despite the administration's claim
that its original $l">.6 billion re-
quest was adequate.
Wils in s*id that every claim the
committee heard from advocate*
of more air; power was carefully
studied he f o re the new defense
budget was presented to Congress
"We deplore efforts to belittle
the capacity and resolve >f this
government to be prepared to
I minute conference with President
Eisenhower Thursday during
which, the White House said, the
Piesident told his defense chief to
"lay it on the line" at today's
Wil s >n testified as both houses
prepared to complete action on
the #.'54.t> billion defense budget for
the year starting July 1 which in
eludes the extra million
the Air Force.
By JAMES BENEDICT
SAX FRANCISCO A
raging fire, touched off by an ex
plosion and fed by th msands of
gall tns of gasoline, heavily dam-
aged a pier and a machine shop
on the San Francisco wateifront
l-'ire Chief Frank Kelly said he
knew of no dead . He said dam-
age 'might be a million dollars."
At least five men were injured
in the blaze.
Th* fire broke ;>ut shortly be
fore 11 last night when a gasoline
barge pumping fuel into three
Tidewater Associated storage tanks
at Pier t!4 exploded with a "who
Tanks Catch Fire
The barge and storage tanks
caught fire. The flames destroyed
tw Tidewater buildings on the
pier, heavily damaged the pier it-
self and the big Triple A Machine
Shop on the pier.
There we ret 75 men working the
night shift at the machine shop
and its drydock. It could not be
learned immediately whether any
of them were missing.
The man on the barge, Fred
Witter, •">■">, Oakland, was hospital-
ized with second degree burns. Po
lice and fire officials wer check-
ing reports theret were six men on
Reports of the fire caused
friends and relatives of men work
ing at or near the pier to rush to I
Major Effort To
Cut Foreign Aid
Seen By Senator
WASHINGTON U'.Pi—Sen. Rus-
sell B. Long claimed substantial
support in both parties today for
one more major effort to make a
whopping cut in the Senate's $4.5
billion foreign aid bill.
The son of the late Louisiana
kingfish Huey P. Long said the
support would go to his amend-
ment to trim the aui program
down to the #."..8 billion figure vot-
ed earlier by the House. This
would amount to S7llt) million re-
duction in the Senate Bill.
But Senate Republican Leader
William F. Know land disputed
Long's prediction. He told news
men h- thought the final figure
would run close to the $4.5 billion
approved by the Senate Foreign
More Had Been Sought
The Eisenhower administration
origirtaily asked for #4.!> billion but
would gladly settle for the com-
During an 11-hour session Thurs-
day—adjournment finally came at
11: 8 p. m. KDT the Senate re-
jected an attempt by Long to make
a bigger cut in the bill. It also
voted down an administration-
opposed proposal to cut off all aid
to Yugoslavia, but approved an
amendment to tighten strings on
funds earmarked for the Conunun-
LONDON <r.P A report on a
detailed study by a to^m of emi-
nent doctor* gave cautious sup-
(Hirt today to a mother's claim
she bore a fatherless child in a
I virgin bii-th.
The report did not substantiate
th - rla m. But it said the doctors
could n--t disprove it through the
series of exhaustive tests they
made on the mother and her 11-
; The report, written for the au-
thoritative medical journal "The
; Lancet." wa.4 signed by Dr. Stan-
ley Balfour-Lynn, an obstetrician.
As resident medical officer at
Queen Charlotte's hospital, one of
London's foremost maternity hos-
pitnls. he headed th" investigation.
"We have found nothing in this
child ttwt could hav« com* from
anvone but the mother," he wrote.:
The "patient" is Mrs. Emmi-
marie Jones. 30. She married her
present husband nine years ago,
two years after the birth of her,
Their case was unearthed by the
I^mdon Sunday Pictorial's cam-
paign s -veral months ago to find,
out how many women in Britain
claimed "virgin births/'
The newspaper narrowed the
field down to 19 women and asked
Dr. Balfour-Lynn to head a team
of doetoi s to investigate.
The field was narrowed to only
the blue-eyed Mrs. Jones and her
blue eyed daughter were left.
Besides identical physical fea-
tures, even to the sparing of their
te-*th, the doctors found saliva,
blood and taste lea la matched the
Parts Of Texas
Summer thunder.?hnwer drench-
ed isolated parts of Texas Thurs-
day night and again early today.
West Ridglea in Fort Worth re-
ported 1.21 inches in an early
morning shower. Other showers
reported in Southeast and North
Central Tenas early today.
The weather bureau predicted
the widely scattered thundershiw-
eis would break out in all sec
tions of the state this afternoon
and evening, repeating Thursday's
A sudden thunderstorm# earn-
ing winds up to 55 miles per hour
struck at Tyler Thtirstlny ami
rain. Lightning struck one house
and lighted an overcast sky. Only
nominal damage w « reported.
Rally Of Giants
Wins Over Cards
By Bl'RKE Ml'SC.ROVE
In the major league game Thurs-
day night the Breckenridge Amer-
ican Giants defeated the Warren
Petroleum Cardinals by a scire of
14 to ti.
The Giants put across their big
lead in the last inning when they
racked up ten scores. A homerun
by Kenny Palmer over the right
field fence accounted for the two
nins in the fifth inning.
Kenny Palmer was the winning
pitcher with Paul Humphrey as the
'In the minor league game the
Odd Fellows Sports beat the Popu
the scene. They clung together in
anxious groups, hoping for news
of the w irkers safety.
Flames Fall on Water
Witter told fire officials some
gasoline spilled onto the water as
h . was preoarng to pump it into
the lines. The gasoline apparently
was carried under the pier and
to the other side, where welders
were working an a small Navy-
The tanker was undamaged de
I ist nation.
In addition, it voted down two
; attempts to curb imoprts of com-
j modities which compete with sur-
plus L. S. crops—proposals aimed
I principally at imports of Japanese
Administration Carries Day
In the main, the administration,
with strong Democratic backing,
carried the day.
Seriate Democratic Leader Lyn-
don B. Johnson hoped for a final
Friday Ends In
NEW YORK (I'.Pi—A last ditch
negotiating session between the
United Steel workers Union and the
big three steel producers broke up
today with no apparent progress
just liti hours before a strike dead-
Negotiators met for more than
an hour. They left the meeting with
grim faces. They reported "no com-
ment" to questions on progress in
overcoming a deadlock on a new
contract for the steel industry.
Some hope was pinned on a
union move to meet with the in-
dustry's "summit" lead-'is and on
I continued 11th hour negotiating
No Reply Received
A top spokesman for the union
said no answer has been received
from any of the 12 major
companies for the "summit" meet-
! ag aimed at averting an econnmy-
! crippling strike. The strike dead-
line is midnight Saturday.
Union President David J. Mc-
Donald said he would be in touch
: with the industry's chief negotia-
tor, John A. Stephens, during the
day to arrange another negotiat-
rig meeting. McDonald indicated
he negotiators may meet again
tonight, but said no time had
McDonald went immediately
into a meeting with his interna-
tional executive board. He will
meet this afternoon with his wage
policy committee to report oil the
Urges Top Meeting
Thursday niorht McDonald urged
t'i top executives of a dozen steel
companies to meet with him per-
sonally today in a dramatic ef-
fort to head off a strike by fi50,000
st-elwork -l-s Saturday night.
Industry spokesmen said the
chairmen or presidents of the 12
major steel produc-'rs. who are in
New York, would give "serious
consideration to McDonald's re-
M>-Donald's request came as the
steel industry cooled its multi-
billion dollar furnaces in anticipa-
tion of the walkout which threat-
ens to b-■ the longest in the his-
toi-v of th-- steel industry.
Hopes of averting such a catas-
trophe appeared very grim and
across the nation businessmen and
consumers girded for the worst.
The threat of a strike became
moi' nonderou* Thursday when
negotiations broke up with the an-
nouncement. "We are right where
we were when we began negotiat-
ing on May 24."
Five Admitted To
Local hospitals report five ad-
missions and six dismissals in the
past 21 hours
Breckenridge Clinical admitted
Mrs. Al?ada' Johnston. Omer Oil-
more. Mrs. Winn Broyles, and Mis*
La Verne Merger, all medical
Stephens Memorial admitted
Frank Spencer and dismissed Lou-
ise A they Ray S. Taylor. E. D.
Newton, Garry Samford. and ad-
mitted and dismissed Mrs. J. Z.
Kilhorn and R. L. Ritch, accident
$2295.nf. Buys a 19 >6 Ford fully
air conditioned at Daniel Motor
lar Store Eagles by a score of 5
to 3. M:ke Sullivan was the win-
Scheduled to play today will be
the Breckenridge Insurance Ti-
gers vs. the Ewing Christian Cubs
in the major league, and the Elks
Club Oilers vs. the C. R. Anthony
Store Buffs in the minor league.
104 N. Court Phone 1209
Cloudy te partly cloudy with
little change in temperatures.
Widely scattered thundershow-
ers. Low tonight 7*. high tomor-
row 98. Low last night 78. high
spite the fierceness of the blaze. | vote on the aid bill today. H
Futher beyond was the Navy
tugs pulled it to safety.
Forty pieces of equipment and
IB2 firemen were sent to fight the
flames which shot 400 feet into
the sky and were visible from
many parts of the Bay area. Sev-
eral score policemen nisi went to
the scene to control traffic.
Texan Is Killed
In Flaqgmg Car
AMARILLO rr.r> — Florentine
M. Vargas, 38, was killed early
today when a car he was trying
to flag struck him and hurled him
Three other persons were injur-
ed when the car that struck Var
gas plowed into Vargas' parked
car and knocked it 110 feet. The
accident iccurred shortly after
Police said Vargas had parked
his car partially on the pavement
to fix a flat tire. The car he was
trying to hail was driven by Wil-
lie R. Johnson, 22, of Amarillo.
The Vargas car was occupied
by Mrs. Vargas and their five
children, and two other relatives,
Mike Gonzales. 8fi, and his daugh-
ter, Julia Garcia, 52. Gonzales and
his daughter were reported in fair
condition at Northwest Texas Hoi-
warned the Senate that it would
go into its first Saturday session
of the year if it did not complete
New shipment Swim Fins, Masks
& Accessories. Also complete selec-
tion Water Skis. Surfboards & Ski
Belts at MERRILLS SPORT
Nation's Traffic Death Toll Goes
Up At Headlong Pace* Record Shows
(By UNITED PRESS) i Memorial Day. however, brought
The nation's tiaffic toll climbed •"•<> per cent more deaths than on a
at headlong pace toward a new "normal" Wednesday, he said,
record today, spurred upward by; Accidents in which several per-
a flurry of multiple death acei-lsotis died together accounted for a
dents. considerable number of the na-
Safoty experts, studying record- ! tional toll. Mishaps such as the
breaking figures for the first five Vpril collision of a truck and a
months, predicted the possibility ■ farm tractor near Normal, III.,
that motorists would set a new which killed eigh't farmers, sent
high in traffic fatalities this year. | the^ national toll rocketing upward.
The National Safety Council said
i last month was the bloodiest May
' in history with 3,170 persons kill-
ed on the highways compared with
3,loo last year.
This pushed the year's total to
14.720, 9 per cent above the five-
month figure in 1955.
A safety council spokesman
said the climbing death rate may
also mean the July Fourth holi-:
day will produce a tragically heavy-
Two train-auto collisions killed
12 persons in Ohio. Six died
Thursday wh^n a train struck
their auto near Hamilton, Ohio,
after another train killed six in a
car near Elyria.
Also Thursday, two women and
two children died when a truck
-mashed broadside into their car
near Bairington, 111.
Safety council officials said the
Increased deaths could not be
toll. i blamed on greater travel alone,
He said about 80 persons could because the deaths are occurring
expect to die on a Wednesday fastei than the mileage i* iocrea «
dtuing almoat wy other week. | ing, ^
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Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 128, Ed. 1 Friday, June 29, 1956, newspaper, June 29, 1956; Breckenridge, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth135342/m1/1/: accessed February 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Breckenridge Public Library.