Robert Fechtner Jr., a forest ranger at the Randle station, while making the Owens turn, had his car's steering gear fail, wrecking his car considerably, but neither Mr. Fechtner or his wife who accompanied him, were injured.

Harry Knight of Seattle, who grew up with the family of Sam Gardner, and his wife and two children, while making the trip to Randle last week failed to make the half circle curve just below Fern Gap. The car went over the grade and into a stump, completely wrecking the new car. The girl, twelve years old, suffered a severe fracture of her skull and was removed to a Tacoma hospital where she is in a serious condition. The others were considerably bruised and shaken up, but returned to Seattle.

Bailey Scalf's daughter had her shoulder badly injured by falling from a swing on the school grounds last week.

Dr. Rassmussen is in Yakima where he is substituting for a Yakima surgeon who is away on a month's vacation. He may possibly not return to Randle.

Grange installation for Randle officers will be held Monday, Dec. 9th at the Morton Grange hall.

Source: The Advocate, 28 November 1940, page 10. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Boulevard South, Tumwater, Washington 98512

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester