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Five Hurt In Head-On Collision Highway 80 Crash Lifts Total; Mesa Fatality Is Added DEATH continued to stalk motorists Sunday as four names were added to the fatality toll on Ari zona streets and highways. Three persons were killed and five others seriously injured at 3:30 a. m. in a head-on collision at Yuma. Another person was killed between 2 and 7 a. m. near Mesa. DEAD ARE: Bobby Casey, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Casey of Yuma; James J. Jordon, 38, Somerton; Jordon's wife, Lillian, 32; and Merrill J. Randall, 28, Mesa. Bobby Casey and Mr. and Mrs. Jordon died when a stake body 1950 This Date 1949 21 T 10 truck and a sedan crashed 24 mues south of Highway so on Fourth avenue in Yuma. The victims were passengers In a sedan driven by the boy's father, Omer, 43, who suffered multiple cuts and internal injuries. Casey's wife, Myrtle, 38, suffered severe cuts and bruises. DRIVING the truck was Oliver T. Avery, 31, who was hospitalized with possible internal injuries and cuts. Riding with Avery were Rodney L. Rush, 4 who suffered a broken right arm and severe cuts, and Max A. Acord, age unknown, who also was cut severely about the face and body. All are of Yuma. Louis Cochran, highway patrolman, said the drivers apparently failed to see each other's vehicles as they approached a bridge over an irrigation ditch. The vehicles crashed at the top of a rise in the road. Randall was found lying in his crashed sedan in a canal two miles east of Mesa on Highway 60-70. ANDREW MORGAN, highway patrolman, said Randall apparently lost control of his vehicle before it crashed into a bridge abutment over the Consolidated Canal and overturned into the water. Randall, a native of Mesa, is survived by his wife, Marian, and a child, born Friday night in South-side District hospital; two other children, Diane and Larry, at home; four brothers, Alfred E. of Mesa, George W. of Pine, Melvin F. of Warren, Glen of Tempe; four sisters, Mrs. B. W. Hulet of Chandler, Mrs. C E. Hunsaker of Pine, Mrs. Clint Rpllo of Yuma, and Mrs. D. A. Howard of Pine; and his father, Walter John Randall, Pine. Highway i Awn jpf Qs. -iv &x?ai ..y-i-,-,, If I'll f-s- -tetZJxif 3 ja, ff " J SS-T l A" f , I WvlfiM'iimiiiirrwiimiMmiiW iiiwiiiuri i i i .mi .in ,r mrw,mmnnmnf"rm .3 j Merrill J. Randall, 28-year-old Mesa resident, Sunday was found dead in his sedan which crashed into an abutment and rolled into the Consolidated Canal two miles east of Mesa on Highway 60-70. The auto is shown being "pulled from the water. Paving Link In Guaymas Road Opened Highway Completion To Mexico City Is Promised By 1953 By JIM B LAKES LEE (Republic Staff Correspondent) GUAYMAS, Son., Mex.-, Jan. 15- A 75-mile section of newly paved road was opened officially here Sunday to link this seaside city to Hermosillo and Southern Arizona. Gov. Ignacio Soto of Sonora snipped a ribbon at Hermosillo to start a motor cavalcade that ended here in a fiesta and promises of a completed western highway to Mexico City in three years. PRESENT WERE officials from Sonora, Mexico City, and Arizona Governor Garvey told a crowd of about 2,000 persons that highways such as this one opened Sunday would cement the two nations eco nomically. Agustin Garcia Lopez, Mexican minister of communications from Mexico City, .said the road from Nogales, Ariz., to Mexico City will be complete in three years. It is now complete from the border to Guaymas and will be completed to Obregon by the end of 1950. Mishap Is Fatal Professors Found Slain In Philippines MANILA, Jan. 16 (AP) The spear-pierced bodies of two American university professors, have been found in a shallow grave in the wild mountains of Northern Luzon where headhunters used to roam. The discovery was reported by a U. S. 13th air forte patrol. It had been in on the two-week ground and air search for Dr. Robert F. Conklin and Prof. Marvin Pittman. The patrol reached the grave in the Ifugao country some 200 miles Northeast of Manila late Sunday. , Col. James L. Meader of the U.-S. embassy said the patrol reported three Ifugao had confessed spearing the educators and burying the bodies after robbing them. The patrol said the three Ifugao implicated three other natives who were being sought by Philippine constabulary troopers. Chinese Reds Seize French, Dutch Property To Mesan Jet-Fighter's Crash-Landing Steals Show Pilot Stuns Throng As Wobbly Plane Misses Disaster MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 15 (AP)' A professional racing pilot from Wisconsin won the featured $10,000 Continental Motors trophy race in the finale of Miami's 18th AH American air maneuvers Sunday. But a national guard pilot's skill in crash landing his crippled F-80 ;"et-fighter stole the show. Lt. Col. Bill Haviland of Jacksonville, Fla., commanding officer of the 159th Air National Guard Fighter Squadron, walked away shaken but unhurt when he crash ed his jet aircraft into a cow pas ture about a mile from the Opa Locka airport STEVE VVTTTMAN, Oshkosh Wis., won the final heat in the continental race for midget racing planes for the second straight year as he whipped his 503-pound Witt- man Bonzo over the 20-mile course at an average speed of 185.4 miles per hour. He won $1,800 first prize to add to his $450 winnings in pre vious heats. Keith Sorenson. of La Crescenta, Calif., earned $1,000 second money of freezing nation It rolling scattered Washington Montana 45; ram froze IT Wyoming, and storm gusts And flood-stricken In 39 lives, Nine Northwest lost flood-waters, ways. At west Lake at least 500 to split a miles feet THE smacked worst Saturday Lakes stirred sota and drew A Pacific. inches at spread 22 below Upstate from Saturday, Monday. More turned out for It a clear occasional remind it is The to an the The over lower

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 16 Jan 1950, Mon,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 1

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