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U' Students Man Christmas Kettles

National Safety Council Reports Odd Accidents


Seven women's groups are man-
ning kettles for the Salvation
Army's Christmas drive this year,
Mrs. Arthur Trevithick of the lo-
cal Christmas bureau said yester-
So far this month, girls from Al-
pha Phi, Adelia Cheever House,
Martha Cook and Delta Delta Del-
ta have braved wintry, blasts and
stood by the containers from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kappa Kappa Gamma residents
are to man the kettles Tuesday,
while Senior Society and Delta
Gamma girls follow them on Wed-
nesday and Thursday.
* * *
WITH THREE Salvation Army
kettles in Ann Arbor, two on Main
and one on S. State, the women's
groups will alternate their girls
at the one on campus.
Four local groups, Kiwanis,
Lions Club, Boy Scouts and the,
Junior Chamber of Commerce
will have members at all three
kettles during the Christmas
Five regular workers have taken
charge of the containers since Nov.
28, when they first appeared lo-
cally. The kettles will be around
until Christmas eve, when all the
money collected will be used to
help needy local families.
* * *
IN THE PAST, Mrs. Trevithick
said, a few men's residence groups
have stood vigil over the recepta-
cles, but this year none have sent
members to help with the chari-

-Daily-Chuck Kelsey

table work. Trigon fraternity and
Chicago House, then a men's dorm,
have participated in past years.
Money from the kettles is just
one part of the Salvation
Army's Christmas program for
needy families. Earlier this au-
tumn, local schools participated
in a drive for canned foods.

The local Young Men's Christian
Association and Girl Scouts are
also helping with a drive conduct-
ed by members for toys. These
groups will repair broken toys,
placing them in a servicable con-
dition before they are turned over
to the Salvation Army's Christ-
mas bureau for distribution.

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A sage once said that truth is
stranger than fiction.
This saying has been reiterated
in the dizzy doings turned up by
the National Safety Council's an-
annual roundup of odd accidents.
All the following accidents hap-
pened to people in 1953 who were
just as surprised as any Univer-
sity student would be if they hap-
pened on this campus.
cutting his grass in his yard at
Painesville, Ohio, when all of a
sudden he felt shot-and it wasn't
from heat or fatigue. His lawn-
mower had run over a bullet and
plugged him in the big toe.
In Santa Cruz, Calif., John
Plumbe was shot by a rake he
had always regarded as trust-
worthy. He was raking rub-
bish into a bonfire. In the rub-
bish was a shotgun shell.
And in Payson, Utah, Shirl Kel-
sey knelt triumphantly beside the
deer he had just shot down. The
animal kicked defiantly, struck the
trigger of Kelsey's gun, and the
bullet hit Kelsey in the thigh.
ANY HOSPITAL attendant will
tell you that some patients bring
everything with them but the kit-
chen sink. Four-year-old Joan
Williams, of Texarkana, Ark., even
brought that! She had to-it was
attached to her finger! Joan had
stuck the finger in the drain of
the sink, and it stayed there. After
simpler methods failed, her father
unbolted the sink and took it and
Joan to the hospital. They even-
tually were separated.
Safety experts do a lot of talk-
ing about the minimum age for
safe driving. The parents of
Mary Jane Rodden can tell them
that two and a half years is too
.young. That's how old Mary
Jane was the day she somehow
managed to start the family car
as it stood in the driveway of
the Rodden home in Memphis.
She had no place in particular to
go, so she drove into the Rod-
den living room. The only think
not expensively damaged was
Mary Jane. She felt fine.
And before you sneer "just ano-
ther woman driver" at Mary Jane,
ponder the case of young Anthony
Widby, of Detroit, who got behind
the wheel of his family car, start-
ed it up and drove it slambang
into the home of his next door
neighbor. Tony got off scot free
with the police, too. Maybe it was
because he was only two years
WELL, IF babies can drive cars,
a real smart animal ought to get
away with it too. At least that's
what a dog in Loncoln, Nebr., fi-
gured. So when Mrs. Jewell Nor-
man left her car with the motor
idling, her pet pooch climbed from
the back seat into the front, paw-
ed the gear shift a bit, and backed
the car accurately and resound-
ingly into another car. His license
has been suspended.
In Memphis, Tenn., J. C. Light-
foot stood beneath a tree on a
gentle day and drank deeply of
the sunshine and fresh, clear air.
He was struck by the beauty of
nature. Then he was struck by
something else-an ear of corn
dropped with precision and force
by a squirrel in the branches
above. Mr. Lightfoot left the
beauties of nature to go home
and nurse a long, deep gash in
his head.

Voters are asked to swallow a
lot of things in a political cam-
paign, but most of them don't go
quite as far as nine-year-old Char-
les Scheurger, of Mitchell, Ill., did
in the last presidential election.
He swallowed as "I Like Ike" but-
ton and had to go to the hospital
to have it removed.
Boutwell, of Houston, Tex., watch-
ed breathlessly as Wild Bill Hickok
routed the bad men on TV. Then
Horace got out his trusty air
rifle and blazed away at a .22 cali-
ber rifle bullet resting on a saw
horse several feet away. His dead-
center shot sent the casing of the
.22 cartridge whizzing back into his
shoulder. At the hospital he smil-
ed happily. "Let's see Wild Bill
top that!" he said.
Historians may dispute it,
but the last shot of the Civil
War was fired in 1953-not in
1865. It happened in the living
room of the Ishmael Lynch home
in Port Gibson, Miss. A Civil
War shell, found long ago on a
nearby battlefield, fell from the
mantel and exploded, blasting
holes in the floor, walls and ceil-
ing. No Union or Confederate
Historians also will be interested
to know that George Washington
and Benjamin Franklin met again
in 1953-not in Independence Hall,
but in Richmond, Va. Their trucks
collided on a downtown street.
* * .
WHEN EUGENE Duda's car
jumped the curb and knocked
down a lamp post in Windsor, Ont.,
his girl friend took the blame.
"It wasn't his fault,"she told po-
lice. "I kissed him." Her name?
Betty Loveless. After this she
probably will.
Charles Carter wasn't the least
bit excited as he rushed to the
hospital to see his brand new
baby daughter. The only rea-
son he walked through the new
glass front of the Washington
County Hospital in Hagerstown,
Md., he insisted, was because he
(was dazzled by the bright lights
in the hospital lobby.
And in the same city-Hagers-
town, Md., - 17-year-old Donald
Springer made a hit all right-but
he didn't get to first base. He
took a big swing at the ball, miss-
ed it, and hit his jaw so hard that
he fractured it.
* * *
anything in the way of traffic ac-
cidents. But even they were im-
pressed when a rowboat crashed
into an automobile at Holland,
Mich. High winds picked the boat
out of Lake Michigan and hurled
it into the side of the car on a
lakefront road.
When Joe Fee fell from the
top of a tree he was pruning in
Portland, Ore., he didn't get a
scratch. But his wife did. She
got a lump on her head, a bruis-
ed hand and other injuries. He
landed on her.

And in New Orleans, young Car-
ners Harris had too much bounce
to the ounce as he jumped up and
down on a sofa in his third-floor
apartment. He bounced right out
an open window into a sand pit
45 feet below.The soft sand and
the hard stamina of a rugged four-
year-old boy enabled him to es-
cape with minor injuries.
* * *
DAY RAY, of Miami, Fla., was
burned and injured' in a fall from
his front porch, but he still figures
he was lucky. He fell asleep while
smoking and awoke with his cloth-
ing in flames. In the resulting
confusion he fell off the porch,
landed on a water faucet and
broke it. The stream of water put
out the flames.
Many a man has been saved,
as the saying goes, by the seat of
his pants. But none perhaps so
literally as David Causey, of
Tuscoloosa, Ala. Causey's car
went out of control and came to
rest hanging over a railroad
overpass. Causey was thrown
out. The seat of his trousers
snagged on the underpart of his
car, and he was left dangling 60
feet above the railroad tracks.
"Best seat I ever had," he told
his rescuers.
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ing struck a furniture factory and
started a fire. A minute later a
second bolt struck a fire alarm,
box in the factory, set off the
alarm and brought four engine
companies to put out the blaze.
Seymour Korn unfortunately did
not get to see the safety parade he
had helped arrange for the Junior
Chamber of Commerce in Wash-
ington, D.C. As Mr. Korn made a
last-minute checkup of a float,
an artificial tree fell over and


bopped him on the head. By the
time the doctors had fixed him up,
the parade was over.
And in Lakewood, Calif., Eugene
Peete, a careful man, decided to
stay home over the Fourth of July
and avoid the hazards of holiday
traffic. He did deem it safe to
inspect his lawn. Bending over
to admire a tender shoot, he was
knocked flat by a brass pressure
cap which had shaken loose from
a passing plane.



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