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roseland - call?. Merry-Go-Round Too Fast, Woman Says,...
call?. Merry-Go-Round Too Fast, Woman Says, Asks $7,500 Claim that the merry-go-round at Roseland Park, Canandaigua, waa operated at a dangerous rate of speed Apr. 28, 1940, waa heard by a Supreme Court Jury yesterday in the $7,500 damage suit of a young Rochester woman for injuries she said she suffered when hurlel off the amusement device. The plaintiff, Mrs. Hope Bencus. 460 Lake Ave., an Eastman Kodak Company employe, went on the merry-go-round, her lawyer, Mrs. Jeanette F. Snyder said, with a friend's 7-year-old daughter. The child was on a "galloping horse" and Mrs. Bencus held onto an iron post. She asserted that immediately after paying her fare to an attendant, for which she took one hand off the stanchion, the speed of the revolving platform caused her to lose her grip. She said she was hurled 10 feet through the air and rolled 10 feet more on the ground. Defendant is George Long, operator of the merry-go-round. Ijong, defended by Casper V. Bal-tensperger, said the machine runs at a constant speed of nine miles per hour, which, he averred, is moderate for a merry-go-round. He denied negligence and maintained Mrs. Bencus was careless. The trial will continue today before Justice William F. Love. '

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  1. Democrat and Chronicle,
  2. 16 Oct 1941, Thu,
  3. Page 13

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