The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 18, 1951 Page: 3 of 16
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rsday, October 18, 1951
THE SHAMROCK TEXAN, Shamrock, Texas
and Mrs. Louis Griffin of
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his parents, Mr. and ton.
was a recent visitor in the home of
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Pauline Benson of Dallas, Mrs. n. j. Mitchell of Gainsviiie,1 Youngster Is Great-Grandson of Local Couple:
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—Cut Courtesy The Evening Telegram, Superior, Wisconsin
WAYNE ALBERT ANDERSON, center, isn’t so sure he enjoyed the rather unorthodox manner in
which he was brought into the world - on a II. S. Highway and in a farm truck. The youngster is the
great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Hrnciar, Sr., of Fakan. The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Laverne
Anderson. She is Mr. and Mrs. Hmciar’s granddaughter.
(EDITOR’S NOTE—The follow-
ing story about Mr. and Mrs. La-
verne Anderson and their baby
son who was bom on a U. S.
Highway in a farm truck, was
taken from The Evening Tele-
gram, printed in Superior, .Wis-
consin. Mrs. Anderson is a grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Hrnciar, Sr., of the Pakan Com-
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Laverne Anderson, 25, Herbster
farmer, knew he was running a los-
ing race Thursday afternoon. He
slammed on the brakes of his truck
two miles west of Brule and fran-
tically waved down an automobile
pulling up "from the rear.
“My wife's going to have a baby,”
he shouted hysterically. “What am I
going to do?”
‘That’s fine," said one of the four
men in the car Anderson had just
hailed. “There are three doctors
here and one of them is an obstetri-
cian. I’m a druggist. We’re all at
While the bewildered Anderson
stood helplessly by, the four men,
all of Indianapolis, Ind., set about
.the business of improvising a road-
Within a matter of minutes Dr.
A. M. Dornati, the obstetrieian, had
delivered a baby boy on the floor
of the truck. The only instrument
available was a jack. knife. The
doctors were on vacation and had
purposely left their medical kits
behind. They had loaded, their car
with fishing tackle instead.
To tie off the cord of the newly
born baby, Dr. Dornati used a bit
of cloth tom from the mother’s
Assisting in the unusual birth
were Doctors N. C. Davidson and
R. H. Appel. The druggist was
Car after car zipped by, the drivers
totally unaware of the strange
drama taking place in the truck
I parked on the shoulder of the
| Doctor Davidson and Dr. Appel
sped 30 miles to Superior in their
car so the baby could receive requir-
led attention at St. Francis hospital.
They arrived at 3 p.m. J3r. Dornati
| attended the mother in the truck
while the husband drove it to Super-
ior. The truck pulled up at St.
Francis hospital 15 minutes after the
(baby had reached the institution.
| Suffering shock from her experience,
'the 21-year-old mother was In need
j of immediate hospital care.
I Anderson was far too excited to
talk, tout eventually explained that
he and his wife had started out in
the truck from their farm home on
highway 13 near Herbster, Intending
to drive to Superior for hospitaliza-
tion. At Brule, he said, his wife
'told him it was no use, the baby
to Duluth to spend “the evening, but
had gone only two miles when they
saw Anderson waving wildly on the
“We traveled hundreds of miles
to get away from It all,” they said,
“and then when we got to the Brule
to get set for some fishing, we found
ourselves right back in the medical
The Indianapolis doctors and the
druggist remained at the hospital
j until Dr. H. A. Sincock of Superior
i was summoned to take over the
ca^e. Dr. Sincock described the
experience at Brule as ‘most a-
Mrs. Anderson was so grateful
when she rallied after the roadside
birth that she said she would name
her son Albert after Doctor Dornati
jwho had so successfully delivered
him in the truck.
I The mother and baby were re-
; ported as doing nicely at St. Francis
hospital Friday. The father, too,
had regained his composure.
Mr. and Ml’s. Anderson had just
sat down to lunch Thursday when
the mother-to-be realized there
wasn’t a minute to spare, that they
must rush to Superior, where she
hfyd a reservation at St. Joseph
hospital. They left most of their
lunch uneaten and departed in the
Anderson was mighty worried
about his wife for a time Thursday
night, he said Friday, when she
went into shock. She was given a
blood transfusion from the hospital’s
bank and became much improved.
Anderson replaced the bank’s blood
with his own Friday morning.
He said Friday that the big new
automobile carrying the Indiana
doctors was the only machine he had
seen behind him during the trip.
He was thinking, he said, that even
if the occupants knew nothing about
having babies, that big car would
get his wife to the hospital a whale
of a lot faster than his truck. It
would be an understatement to
say he was overwhelmed toy the
‘at your service” reply of the medics.
1 Anderson spent Thursday night
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Dykins at 2622 North Twenty-second
street in Superior. Mrs. Dykins is
the mother of Mrs. LeRoy Anderson
(the former Marian Countryman)
who now lives in Osceola, Wis.
LeRoy and Laverne are brothers.
When he walked into the Dykins
home about 10 p.m., his first words
were: “Vivian had a boy, but what
an experience at Brule.” He then
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| would be born before they could
reach the hospital,
j Anderson said he stopped the
truck two miles west of Brule on
,U. S. Highway No. 2, He didn’t have
the faintest notion he was waving
(down a carload of doctors, to say
'nothing of a druggist, he explained.
| ‘I just didn’t know what to do,”
he said. “I had to get help from the
first car that came along. It was
Providential, that’s what It was,
that these doctors were in the car
I The doctors and the druggist said
they are vacationing at a resort 22
miles out of Hayward. They had
traveled over state highway No. 27
to look over the Brule river in anti-
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