County Free Press
JOE POLLAN KILLED IN CAR WRECK
Truck Skids on Icy Curve and Falls
30 Feet to Riverbed
Joe Z. (Buster) Pollan, 30, of Mt.
Idaho was almost instantly killed in an accident that occurred just this side of
the old CCC camp road on the South Fork near Castle Creek about 4 a.m. Sunday
morning. Returning from a dance at Fall Creek, a forest service truck
driven by A. M. Stamper and containing six other forest employees, skidded on
the icy curve, crashed into a tree and left the grade to land bottom side up on
the rocky strewn riverbed about 30 feet below. Pollan was thrown out of
the truck and suffered a fractured skull. He died within a few minutes.
Burt Groshon of Montana received a fracture of the hip and was rushed to
Lewiston as soon as was possible. The rest of the party including Jack
Gwynn, Paul Yates, Norman Capps, A. W. Foskett and Stamper were badly cut and
bruised, but none were seriously hurt. They returned to camp at Castle
Creek. The men were not on duty at the time of the accident.
BORN IN OKLAHOMA
Pollan was born in Oklahoma and
was married to Myrna Droogs in 1923 at Vancouver, Wa. He came to Mt. Idaho
in 1927 and had lived there since. He worked for the forest service.
He leaves his widow; two children, Neut Douglas, 7, and Ronnie Jo, 2; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Pollan; seven brothers and sisters, Grover, Alvis,
Frank, Mrs. T. E. Schenck, and Mrs. Bryan Hutchens of Grangeville; Mrs. Mamie
Townes of Los Angeles, Ca., and Mrs. Lela Schroeder of Olympia, Wa.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Hancock Funeral Home,
Reverend Sydney A. Walker officiating and burial was in the cemetery at Mt.
Submitted by Chris