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1959 News tidbits

BALLIETT, DILLON, TAYLOR, MATT, YOUNG, IVERSON, STRONG, THIESE, FISCHER, TROESTER, DURUAN, EUDALEY

Posted By: Errin Wilker (email)
Date: 1/29/2013 at 13:51:08

McGregor Couple Married 50 Years
Mr. and Mrs. George Guy Balliett observed their 50th wedding anniversary at home in McGregor. A group of friends and neighbors called on the couple during the afternoon. Miss Eva J. Dillon and Mr. Balliet were married Feb 4, 1909 in Rockford and have lived in McGregor since 1913.

The celebrants are the parents of two sons, O.W. Taylor of Tucson, Ariz., and Charles A. Taylor of Escondido, Calif. There is one granddaughter and three great grandchildren.

Farmersburg Pair Married 50 Years
Mr. and Mrs. William Matt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week at their home in Farmersburg.

To Visit in California
Farmersburg, Ia.—Mrs. Elmer Young is leaving this week for California where she will visit her sister, Miss Marne Iverson of South Gate.

BRIDGE RAIL SHEARED OFF BY OIL TANKER
Postville, Ia.—A Highway 18 bridge superstructure was sheared off and four persons were hospitalized Sunday night after a northbound oil tanker semi-trailer jackknifed on icy highway. Patrolman Robert Janett said the truck, owned by H&H Transport, Inc., Des Moines, and driven by William R. Stong, 36, Des Moines, began skidding on the bridge approach and sheared off the left side railing. The tractor became detached and went down the left bank, spun around and proceeded under the bridge, emerging from the opposite side.

A car driven by Emil Thiese, 51, McGregor, struck the tanker’s trailer on the roadway. Thiese is hospitalized at Postville with internal injuries. His wife, Lillian, 43, is being treated for a dislocated hip and their daughter, Ruth Ann, 4, suffered cuts and bruises and also was hospitalized.

Truck driver Strong is under observation for possible back injuries. Damage was extensive, Said Janett.

TWO CARS TAKEN, TWO RECOVERED IN CLAYTON COUNTY
Elkader, Ia. —Clayton County proved a popular place early Sunday for two auto thieves, who stole two vehicles and abandoned two “hot” cars.

Sheriff Forrest Fischer said the thefts probably are not tied in because of time discrepancies.

A 1955 two-door, two-tone green Plymouth, bearing 1959 license plates 22-5087, was stolen at Garnavillo. It is owned by Eugene Troester of Garnavillo. Abandoned in Garnavillo was a 1953 auto, stolen Saturday in North Chicago, Ill.

In Luana, a 1953 Dodge two-door, bearing 1959 license plates 96-3833, and owned by Daniel Duruan, was stolen. Left in Luana was a 1950 car stolen Saturday night from a tavern parking lot north of Dubuque. The car recovered is owned by Bill Eudaley, 528 Rhomberg, Dubuque.

Fischer said the lock on a gasoline pump behind the Garnavillo school bus garage was broken about the same time as the thefts. No fuel was taken, since the pump switch, inside the building, was off.

~Source: Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, IA, 10 Feb. 1959


 

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