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HERITAGE CORNER: Sept. 18, 1947 - Two car accidents in town


Edward Blenkhorn of Parrsboro is charged with “driving on the left side of the centre line” as a result of an accident last week at the corner of McDougall and McGee Streets when he swung too wide on the corner and hit the delivery team of Geo. McPherson and Co., which was driven by Lester Lowther. Lowther was treated by Dr. Ryan for cuts about the face.

A minor accident occurred on Sunday when Jim Wilson, who was driving down Queen Street, started across Junction Road but owing to a parked car blocking his view failed to see Gorley Kempt on a motorcycle coming up Junction Road. Although both vehicles were travelling slowly at the time the motorcycle crashed into the side of the car with damage being very slight. Kempt suffered a broken finger when the handlebars of the motorcycle hit the side of the car.
Pay For Water Service – “Or Else”
Page ten of this week’s issue carries a town advertisement regarding the collection of Town Water Rates and Dog Taxes. If the water rates are not paid immediately, the service will be shut off. For those who pay through the Company Office, it is explained that if the payments will not cover their taxes plus their Water Rates by December 15, these payments will be used only on taxes and their water account will be classed as outstanding. All dog taxes will be collected by summons on and after September 29th.
Len Boss Injured in Car Accident
Truro Sept. 14 – The Truro Bearcats Baseball Club, now in the Nova Scotia baseball finals, was dealt a severe blow Saturday night when four members of their team and one other person were painfully injured when the car in which they were returning to Truro was side swiped and ditched near Shubenacadie.
Those injured included Leonard Boss, Hilton Boss, Everett Thompson, all members of the Truro pitching staff, Johnny Clarke, star centre fielder, and Dr. J. W. McDonald, owner of the car and prominent Truro physician.
The driver of the car William McDonald, Jr., son of Dr. McDonald, had a miraculous escape from injury.
All were taken to the Colchester Hospital Saturday night with Thompson, the least injured, being released.
The four still in hospital suffered painful injuries. Leonard Boss, big right- hand star and ace of the Truro mound squad, is suffering three fractured ribs and is definitely out for the balance of the season. Hilton Boss, who has the outstanding pitching record of the year, received injuries to his side and shoulder and it is not known tonight if he will be able to participate in the balance of the series.
Johnny Clarke escaped with a severe shaking up and is expected to be released tomorrow. Dr. McDonald, who was thrown through the windshield of the car suffered multiple cuts and bruises had a miraculous escape from death.
Sept. 25, 1947 – Springhill Dairy Making Improvements
Harvey Jones, proprietor of the Springhill Dairy, has been working hard since taking over the business to give the people of Springhill one of the most modern and up-to-date pasteurization plants in the province. At the present time a great deal of renovating is being done preparatory to installing new machinery that is on hand. A conveyor, a vital part of the new system, has not arrived and is holding up complete installation, however, it is expected to be here within a short time. When the new system is completed the milk will go from the raw state through the various processes until it is bottled and capped without being touched by human hands.
Attention is also being drawn to the Springhill Dairy advertisement on page seven which informs their customers that mild tickets will be in use starting on Sunday morning.
Severe Bump in No. 2 Mine
A heavy bump which shook the town and was severely felt in the mines occurred on Tuesday morning. According to engineers of the Cumberland Railway and Coal Company the bump occurred in the waste behind the workings in No. 2 mines. There was no damage of any kind in the workings of the mines.

Pat Crowe is a member of the Springhill Heritage Group. To learn more or read past article of the Heritage Corner, visit www.springhillheritage.ca.

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