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FLOYD E HOAG - i 1 | 'Hoag' Hevner Flyer-To- Be But Ease...
i 1 | 'Hoag' Hevner Flyer-To- Be But Ease Lacking As He Takes First Lesson On Sunday He flew through the air, but the ease usually associated with flying in that famous phrase was missing. Today Floyd E. "Hoag" Hevner, while grinning over his strange experience Sunday afternoon, is also thanking his lucky stars that the peculiar accident of which he was a victim turned out as it did. Hoag was riding his daughter. i 'hem after fixing it. Betty Lou was behind him on a bicycle be- I longing to a neighbor when the strange mishap occurred, Betty Lou's, bicycle down Belle- I fonte Ave. Sunday afternoon, car. rying in the basket an iron rod | from a lawn mower belonging to ; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard H. Hevner, 416 E. Church St., which he was going to return to tionery store at 442 Bellefontc Avc., the front wheel of the bicycle began to "shimmy." Then the iron rod bounced out, became tanged in the spokes or the wobbling wheel and the rider was thrown into the street, where he lay unconscious, with a deep gash on his head. Cal Cowan said later: "I looked out and there was Hoag turning somersaults in the air." Hoag was.taken to the hospital by a passing motorist and there he is today, sore in every bone and muscle, suffering from a concussion from the brain and a gash over his right eye. He did not regain consciousness for eight hours, and at first it was thought his injuries were much more serious than they turned out to be. X-rays were made yesterday. Today his condition is reported good. When Hoag was about in front if the Calvin G. Cowan confec-

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  1. The Express,
  2. 06 Jul 1943, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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