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Truck Crashes Into "rrain00 Driver Burned to Death Accident Near Midland City Tuesday A1 D. Momper of Chicago, for- mer Springfield residenL and driv-i er for the Decatur Cartage com- pany, died instantly in a collision between the freight truck he was driving and a freight train on Pennsylvania railroad at the cross- ing (>n state rou'te 10 half a mile north of Midland City at 4 a. m. Tuesday. Fred Lucke:bill conductor, and W. M. Kern, flagman of the train, testified at the inquest conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday by Coroner John Herington that the first they knew of the accident was when they heard a loud explosion and looking out of the caboose, saw the truck lying at the railroad crossing they had just passed McCLLUM'S CLINTONIA Truck Which Crashed Into Train Was Driver's Pyre burst into I-tames. They both went back to the scene of the tragedy, looking along: the riglt of way for the driver. They said the train wa traveling about 15 miles per hour at the l time it happened. A farmer nearby was aroused who notified Sheriff Claude Bar- rett and lis deputies and coron- er Herington. Firemen from Clin- ton, Kenney and Lincoln were called to the scene to fight the blaze which enveloped the truck and its contents. Two tow cars and a heavy transport were combined to pull l the wrecked trailer from the cab, crushed beneath it in a ditch at the side of the right of way. The body of the driver was removed from the burning wreckage about 7 a. m., three hours after the crash. It was removed to the Pullen funeral establishment for the in- quest and completion of funeral I but those inward cmnges of mind arrangements. Other witnesses[and heart are the vital ones who testified during the inquest l THEATRE m CLINTON SATURDAY, JAN. 25 rive at the scene, and A. Jackson. DOUBLE FEATURE Members of the jury were Char- . les Alsup, Leonard Burwell, Ray KS ln S. Sprague, Pat Ryan, Russell Ya- R EF-LEalON00  ,k- f ' By IE m41t V . RUF| DAVIS fContinued from Page 1) e, Hall Swrtzl  w---e-'d'y -th-- I=TalE   high school days, $$ JUNE STORY  But a different person in so The KIDOODLERS any respects that he well may wonder what has happened. HARRY "PAPPY" CHESHIRE and many, many more of your favorifes Feafure No. 2 The body of the driver, AID. Momve: of Chicago, who had formerly lived in Springfiell crushed in the cab under the fuel weight of The loaded trailer. Kenney Fireman Plays Water on Rre tt agent il We should take a careful invert. were Mark Mercer special Central railroad jtory of and the sooner we do, the of the Illinois company and first official to ar-rjbette r for each of us. But when we take that inven- tory tt We must be Honest xth Our- seh'es and do no cheating. "'20-20" CREW ON LONG TRIP They called it the "20-20" flight at the 20th Century-Fox studios. Several weeks before production started on "Down Argentine VCay" the musical extravaganza in tech- nicolor at the Mount Pulaski The- atre Sunday and Monday, Jan. 12 !and 13, with admission 10 and 20c, a special movie crew headed by Ralph Dietrich returned from the Argentine. Tley had spent ex- actly a month n photographing exterior and atmospheric shots for the film. They had made the longest air junket in film history, having flown a total of 20,000 miles to Buenos Aires and back. Vhen their film was unreeled and meas- ured the count showed that the crew had obtained just over 20,- 000 feet of film during the month's stay in Argentina--they had traveled 20,000 miles to get 20,000 feet. "Down Argentine Way" has a brilliant cast headed by Don Ame- che, Betty Grable, and Carmen Miranda, who makes her Ameri- can screen debut. , ,,m t One may see the man or woman of today with shopworn prejudic- es; St With old fashioned notions that should have been discarded years ago. *t The ladies have discarded their hoop-skirts and bustles which they thought at one time indis- pensible. t$ The men have managed to get along without those handlebar mustaches and long gray beard But these are all outward ap- pearance chsmges. They are of nflnor Imaportance CLASSIFIED SECTION If you hasm Anything to Sell, Trade, Want to Buy, Have Lost or Found--this section of the Times-News will get u the action you want. HundredB of others have found tMs to be true---why not you ? CASH PAID fur dead horses and Cattle. Hogs and small animals removed free. Call Dr. C. M. Merriman, Phone 15. FOR SALE -- Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover, scarified, $3.50 a bushel. John Stoll, Phone 87, Mount Pulaski. tf STRAYEJ:)--Black and white dog, part Whippet, name Skippy. Call 53 black. FOR ANY KINDS or any size farm see George E. Kiick, I. tham, Ill. WANTED -- Woanan to clean hatchery trays twice a week. Would require half a day's work each cleaning. Chestnut Hatchery. "RIVERS END" iii i SUN.;ION. JAN. 26-27 WAS HS FACE RED! AND HIS NOS i ii i iiiii iiii TUES.-WED. JAN. 28-29 JOB-'DAYS SALARY $120.00 IF NOT AC- CEPTED ,JAN. 22 i THURS.-FRI. JAN. 30-31 KENNY BAKER i I I Jl I TUNING -- Prof. Arthur Ericson will again be in Mount Pulaski Jan. 29-30. Tuning, $3. Leave names for uning at the Times-News office. S10 lbs. or 15,000 lbs. home grown Baby Golden pop- corn. Also popcorn popped for special occasions. Leave orders at Schick's Shoe Shop or Mount Pulaski Theatre. Russell Buck- les. FOR RENT--Steam-heated room; hot water and bath adjoining. Times Apt. Hotel BULJ, BOARS -- Young, any kind to let out for service. Dick Brown, West Main Road or Route 36 West. Decatur, Ill. It is ti D lnall : M Firemen from Clinton, Kenney and Lincoln fought the  ter that consumed the huge transport truck wrecked in a ollision1 cone Pennsylvania rilroad crossing north of Midland City early 1o morning. O] Heavy Freight Car Derailed by Truck ge Impact of the transport against the freight train car, seventh from the caboose. Trainmen testified they heard explosion and looked out from the caboose to see the truck I i the crosslna burst into flames. The accident occurred on one half mile north of Midland City. Many of Hollywood', brtshtest stars use Calox to out the natural lustre of their teeth--and you cau Calox too. Pure, wholesome, pleasant4asting, Good Housekeeping Burea Five tested in! accordin to the formula of a |oremost dental make Cslox an economical tooth powder that can't tooth enamel Get CaIox today at your dru s store. sizes, from 10 to $1. _ C. 19 McKmo=