#TBT Gayville Gridders Dump Viborg, 12-6

Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 20, 1941 (evening); p. 5, col. 5

GAYVILLE GRIDDERS DUMP VIBORG, 12-6

GAYVILLE (Special) — The Gayville high school Orioles trounced the husky squad of Viborg, 12 to 6 in a ragged six-man football game here Friday. Both sides fumbled often. The score was 6-all at the half. Outstanding for the winner were Tom Garvey and Frank Mierhouser who scored the touchdowns, and Merance Roozen, freshman who was a consistent ground gainer. Next week the Orioles play at Alcester.

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#TBT Five Killed in Crash at Volga

Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 20, 1941 (evening); p. 1, col. 7

FIVE KILLED IN CRASH AT VOLGA
Several Others In Critical Condition; Cause of Tragedy Not Clear

VOLGA, Oct. 20 (AP) — Death riding in a South Dakota and a Minnesota car, the latter loaded with floral wreaths for a funeral, claimed a fifth victim from an automobile crash on US highway 14 eight miles west of here Saturday night when Erwin Deyo, 28, St. Paul, Minn., died early Sunday.

Three of four brothers hurt remained in critical condition this morning.

Mrs. Erwin Deyo, 24, a bride of four months, was killed instantly. Clarence Moon, about 55, Egan, S.D., farmer, and Mrs. Louis Deyo, 26, St. Paul, wife of Erwin’s brother, also met instantaneous death. Thomas Chamberlain, 55, Flandreau, S.D., farmer, died shortly after he was taken to a hospital.

Remaining in critical condition were Mrs. Goldie Forbes, 34, Spring Valley, Minn., sister of the Deyos and driver of one car; Milo Moon, 28, Egan, driver of the other car; and Mrs. Henry Kalser, 40, St. Paul.

Lighting Cigarette

Louis Deyo, 39, only person in the two cars not seriously hurt, was recovering from cuts about the face and chest. He could give no light on the accident beyond saying he was lighting a cigarette when “a terrific crash” occurred.

The Deyos, Mrs. Forbes, and Mrs. Kalser were enroute to Huron, S.DD. [sic] for a funeral of Oscar Bande, an uncle of the Deyo brothers. The trunk of the Minnesota car was filled with floral wreaths and flowers.

It had not been determined today whether an inquest will be held.

Cause Not Known

Sheriff Henry Claussen of Brookins county, investigating the crash which occurred in a heavy rain, said that although the Egan car with the Moons and Chamberlain was heading east and the Minnesota car was on a westward journey the Minnesota car was struck from behind. He theorized the Minnesotans had become confused in the rain or, running out of gasoline, had turned eastward before the accident.

Death of Erwin Deyo, only one of the Minnesotans not thrown clear of the car, was due to burns suffered when the gasoline tank exploded and consumed the automobile.

Chamberlain was a brother-in-law of Clarence Moon and Clarense [sic] was Milo’s father.

Relatives claimed the bodies of all the dead and arrangements were made for funeral services at their respective home communities.

Mrs. Louis Deyo is survived by seven children. Clarence Moon and Chamberlain each leave their widow and several children.

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#TBT Fined for Operating a Taxi Without Permit

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Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 20, 1941 (evening); p. 2, col. 5

fined-for-operating-taxi-without-permit-p2-col-5FINED FOR OPERATING TAXI WITHOUT PERMIT

SIOUX FALLS, Oct. 20 (AP) — Mrs. Jennie Hurd, Sioux Falls, was called a “wildcat operator” by the Judge who sentenced her to 30 days in jail and fined her $200 for operating a cross-country taxi service without a permit.

The state charged she operated regularly between Sioux Falls and Los Angeles as a common carrier without a public utilities commission permit.  Mrs. Hurd denied the charge, claiming she made only occasional trips and secured passengers to share expenses.

A group of railroad officials interested in the case attended the hearing here before Municipal Judge Ransom L. Gibbs, who told Mrs. Hurd the evidence showed she had been making a business of hauling passengers.

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#TBT Eastern Halfbacks Now Pace Scorers

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NEW YORK, Oct. 20, (AP) — Touchdown outbursts by a pair of eastern halfbacks brought them a tie for the lead in the national collegiate football scoring race.

Milt Jannone, ace halfback of the “little Michigan” eleven which Forrest Evashevski has built at Hamilton college, broke loose three times for touchdowns, boosting his point total to 60 for three games.

His total duplicates that of Courtney Driscoll of Marshall, who counted twice last Saturday.

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#TBT Crash Victims Better

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Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 20, 1941 (evening); p. 2, col. 2

CRASH VICTIMS BETTER

LITTLE FALLS, Minn., Oct. 20 (AP) — Lt. Gov. C. Elmer Anderson and his wife, injured in an automobile accident near here Saturday, were still in St. Gabriel’s hospital here today, but attendants said both were “resting well” and probably will recover.

 

[Note: Lt. Governor Anderson would, in fact, recover and went on to serve as Lt. Governor until 1943, and then again from 1945 until 1951, eventually becoming Governor from 1951 to 1955.  He passed away in 1998 at the age of 85.  His obituary can be found here.]

 

I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946. I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals. I am happy to email full-size scans of any article. Feel free to ask.