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The Windsor Star from Windsor, Ontario, Canada • Page 5

The Windsor Stari
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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P4GE riYL Girl Guide Leader Is Wounded In Yawkey Bush Windsor Man Electrocuted Along Tracks Carl WoncI, 56, Is Victim of Freak Accident in Yarils Rain Hurries U.S. Visitors Across Line Ttcas Moonlight and Beer on the Beach at Leamington, Till Police Came TO THE right: Boy, 4, Also Struck By Stray Bullet Police Qnolion Three Youths Who Were Shooting in Wooils Weary Tourists Enel Record Invasion Of Essex Count THE WINDSOR DAILY STAR, WINDSOR. ONTARIO, MONDAY, JULY 7, 1947 1 1 i Three youths were questioned over the weekend, as citv and prn-mcial police investigated shootings which, Saturday altcrnoon. resulted in the wounding of two persons in the Yawkey Bush area behind the Essex County Sanatorium. The two shooting victims were Miss Marie Lucy Kammsk, 20, of 1440 Aubin road, a Girl Guide leader, and Charles Long, four years old, of 3854 Montcalm street.

HIT HER IN HEAD Police said a bullet struck Miss Kaminsky in the head whi'e she was stooped over watching guides starting a fire. Although the bullet might easily have been fata! it was said. Miss Kaminsky's injury was not considered serious. The bullet was removed from the place where it had lodged itself, between her scalp and skull, at Grace Hospital. The Long boy was shot in the foot.

A .22 rifle in the possession of Russell Fish, 19, 3444 Sandwich street west, was seized, and Fish, along with two other youths. Donald Avery, of Peter street, and Bill Stephenson, of Sandwich street W'est, both 20 years old. were questioned by police. They were not held. According to the information gathered by police, the young men were walking through the Yawkey Bush area shooting at birds and whatever seemed to them to be appropriate targets.

It was suggested that the two bullets which hit Windsor residents may have been deflected after hitting some other objects. Miss Kaminsky is leader of the Girl Guide patrol No. 15. Mr. and Mrs.

Carl Hawkins, 1845 Aubin road, who were with her, carried Miss Kaminsky to the San where she was given first aid treatment. Later she was removed to Grace Hospital. BULLET FLATTENED The bullet removed from Miss Kaminskys head appeared to have been flattened, as though it had struck some other object and had glanced off to hit her head. There was some question as to whether the shootings occurred in the city or in Sandwich West Township. Corporal Frank Scott, of the Ontario Provincial Police detachment at Windsor, said today he had given his men instructions to find anyone carrying rifles in the suburban district surrounding Windsor.

These rifles can be mightv dangerous, Corporal Scott said, and there can be no excuse for firing them in areas where people are picnicking. Electrocuted in a freak accident, Carl Wessel. 56, of 311 Camobeil avenue. was found dead, lying on top of his bicycle, in the New York Central railway yards in Sandwich West. Sunday afternoon.

NEAR POWER RAIL The victim was found lying face down, his bicycle beneath him, about three feet from one of several electric power rails which run through the railway yards. Provincial Constables Austin Beard and Den Mifflin, Windsor detachment, fixed the location as back of a large ice companys premises on South Cameron boulevard. Two passers-by, Stanley Wigle and Bert Yeo, found the body at 4 53 o'clock. A third man told police he had parsed the same place at 4 20, and saw nothing amiss. POST-MORTEM HELD Dr.

C. V. Mills coroner, pronounced the man dead. Dr. T.

Walsh performed a post-mortem at the Windsor city morgue last night. Police said the victim wore trousers and a snorts shirt. No signs of violence were found, and the bicycle was undamaged. There was an empty basket in a carrier section on the wheel. This led police to the belief the victim may have gone looking for ice which sometimes drops off refrigerator cars during unloading operations.

Mrs. Wessel said she had left the house at 3:30, and her husband was asleep in a chair at that time. USE ELECTRIC POWER The electric power rail is the third rail in yards equipped with power-operated stock. The New York Central has several, all starting in the ice house area and running right through to Detroit. Because of the fumes, steam engines cannot go through the tunnel to Detroit, and electric engines are used, drawing their power from a brush contact with the third rail which runs alongside the mam railway tracks.

The third rail has a wooden covering, but that section where the "brush makes contact is exposed, and as the rail is some little distance higher than the main rails it is believed the cyclist brushed against the live section. In addition, rain would have left the wooden covering damp, wit'i the result (the shock might have come from the wooden covering. In the railways main yards these third rails are all close together, but in the fatality area they are spread apart. There are warning signs as well as no trespassing signs in the area. Weary Americans flocked homeward in their thousands last night, crushing through the tunnel and over the Ambassador bridge as angry thunderclouds loosed torrents of rain over Essex County and the Detroit area.

HEAVE SIGH OF RELIEF This morning, the greater part of the record-breaking July 4 holiday crowd had recrossed the line, homeward bound, and border officials heaved a collective sigh of relief. They reported the back of the traffic drive had been broken. Near midnight last night border officials at the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor tunnel reported the back of the traffic has been broken. Last nights storm hurried many of the Americans homeward. The homeward push started early in the afternoon and continued nntil late last night, however.

Bridge and tunnel officials reported all went well. Windsor city police, with the aid of Legion of Frontiersmen members, directed traffic throungh the citys arteries, not a pleasant task during the storm. FEW ACCIDENTS Accidents in the district in which American cars figured were reportedly few. Three American autos figured in a collision at Walker road and No. 2 highway last night, but none of the occupants were reportedly injured.

Provincial Constable E. C. Godfrey of the Windsor detachment, investigated. Another trio of American cars tangled on No. 2 highway, about four miles east of the Windsor airport.

ONE INJURED A Detroit motorist, George Man-ko, of Mount Vista street, reported to Windsor provincial police headquarters that a tire on his car blew near St. Joachim, causing him to leave the road. He had five stitches taken to a hand cut. In Windsor, accidents were few. One pedestrian, Mrs.

Ida Allan, Erie street east, was injured. Mrs. Allan was treated at Metropolitan General Hospital for a cut above the left eye after she was knocked down by a pickup truck driven by Harvey Chevalier, Lincoln road, early Saturday night. Constables George Souchuk and Edwin Donnelly investigated. The victim was walking from the southwest to the northeast curb on Erie, at Marion avenue.

The driver said he applied his brakes as soon as he saw the woman on the street but that his left front fender struck her. TEST TRUCK BRAKES A police test showed the brakes on the pickup, not owned by the driver, to be 38 percent effective. That is. it was able to stop the car in a distance of 36 feet at 30 miles an hour. found this young pair pitching woo on the pier and told them to go home.

The young swain was angry. He was going to start slugging, he said. Police quieted him. Lower left: A party was interrupted and Constable Ted Lane seized this abandoned beer, buried in the sand on the beach. Lower right: Four young Americans quiet down in a Leamington jail cell.

The sitting lad was sick from too much beer. At four a.m. Sunday, the four were let go and told to hustle home. Star Staff Photos Leamington police sought to preserve quiet on the beach area early Sunday and sent many young folks, out later than wisdom dictates, scurrying home. They seized a little beer and put an end to many parties of a type which have caused frequent protests from residents.

Upper left: At 2:25 a.m., the two couples shown In this picture were disturbed, told to go home. Police said it was the second time these young girls had been found on the beach early in the morning. Upper right: At 2:10 a.m. the police Beach Area Is Quieter Youngsters Ousted From Beer Parlors Presentation Is At Picnic Long Service of Two Employes Recognized Two veteran employes of Dominion Twist Drill, Limited, were honored at a picnic held Saturday afternoon in Memorial Park. They were Harry Reader, chief engineer, and Reginald Anderson, superintendent, who were presented with watches by Mrs.

H. H. Eager, presi- See PRESENTATION Page 8 Name Calling Brin gs Police Name calling is not a nice thing for any one to do and when a 9-year-old girl is accused of it theres need for parental care. Saturday night Constable Russel Reid and A1 Robinson investigated a George avenue complaint of this kind. A father claimed a woman neighbor had chased his young daughter, frightening her.

The accused said the child had been calling her names and she just chased her away from me. CHILDREN AND MATCHES Saturday, children playing with matches started a blaze at the home George Lucas, 912 Windsor avenue, firemen reported. The children were under the verandah and the steps caught fire. Veteran Employes Pitt Street Pete Stymied C.A.S. Called in When Boy, 8, Locked Out Case of an 8-year-old boy was referred to the Protestant Childrens Aid Society Saturday night, after Constables Jack Blair and James Barker investigated a Doug-all avenue call.

The boy couldn't find the key to a room he shares with his father and uncle, and police found it on top of the door frame. The youngster gets his own meals in the daytime while they are at work. His mother lives in Montreal. of Dominion Tivist The trouble with them flying saucers is that they dont carry no beer on em, commented Pitt Street Pet today. Leaning against a building across from The Star the weary individual Drill Limited Receive Gold Watches kept a wary eye on the sky.

Nope, he said, I aint seen any of em yet. But Im hoping. A BIT AMAZED Seems kinda funny though at that, he mused, think that almost everybody else in the whole danged continent has seen em and I aint. Alius thought I was pretty much on the bit. Now you take that guy in Denver that seen one with the American flag on it, dya spose that hed had too much Fourth? They tell me those Yanks really go all out in celebratin.

Sa funny thing, too, that even the noospaper guys cant agree on it. One paper says that way out in Wisconsin a priest seen one of em flying along, then bang, she goes and dives in his back yard. Looked like a buzz saw blade, he says, an had wires and dinguses hanging out the hole in the middle. Then whaddaya think happened? A smart bloke from another paper goes and says its a phoney. Never Deatli Takes Mrs.

Johnston COTTAM Mrs. Stanley R. Johnston, wife of Rev. Mr. Johnston, died Sunday in Grace Hospital after a long illness.

Her maiden name was Ethel M. Beck-lake. Mrs. Johnston was bom in London. and came to Canada in 1921.

She joined her husband when he was his first charge in the Methodist Church at Barrie, Ont. In later years he served the charges of Siloam, Courtright. Lucan and has been at the United Church in Cottam for the past eight years. Mrs. Johnston was Cottam correspondent for The Windsor Daily Star for the past three years.

Surviving are her husband; one son, Lawrence of Essex; one daughter, Mrs. A. Whortley (Mary1, of Cottam; three brothers, Frank Backlake, of Vancouver; Tom. of Pretoria. South Africa, and Wallace, in England; and three sisters, Doris, of Pretoria, South Africa, and Gertie and Marion, both in England.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Cottam United Church. Editors Shears and said, Gee Dad, the cars a little harder to drive than a bicycle. Out of Place A Windsor Ford man went Ia a wedding at Oshaua Saturday. A General Motors man was being married and outside the church there was only one Ford.

A trailer passing by smashed the side of the ear of one of the wedding guests. You're right: it was the Ford. How Right! Everyone seemed to be asking everyone else if they had seen the flying saucers today, but it remained for that cynical gent, the well-married man, to bring the discussion to a close. Sure, he said, any married man will tell you hes seen flying saucers. Specially if hes been in an argument with a china pitching wife.

From The Stars Leamington Bureau LEAMINGTON Leamington police continued their drive against teen aged hoods over the weekend by searching cars, combing the beaches and kicking anyone under 21 out of beverage rooms. OUSTED FROM HOTELS Making a tour of the hotels Saturday night, police made everyone thought to be under age produce birth certificates, border crossing cards or other evidence establishing proof of age. Those who couldnt produce werettold to keep out of beverage rooms. Five were ejected from two hotels. There are four beverage rooms in town.

The police drive against young- See BEACH AREA Page 8 Snips From the Proper End One of the many your weight for a penny scales in the city met its Waterloo Saturday night. Constables Thomas Lajoie and Roy Bondy found one at Pillette and Wyandotte lying on its side. It bad been broken. Complaints have been received many of the scales arc not in working condition. yet take your penny.

Bit Tougher A Janette avenue resident allowed his seven-year-old son to steer his automobile yesterday while he was lighting his pipe. Traveling at ten miles an hour and taking his eyes from the road for a brief moment, the driver felt a slight jolt, heard a mild crash and found his car against a telephone pole. Well, demanded the father, what have you got to say for yourself? The son looked up wistfully happened at all. Maybe they was kinda sour grapes, maybe, huh? THROW HIM OFF Waving his hand in front of his eyes, he blurted: Dang them flies, them and the spots in front my eyes throw me -off all the time. If theys any round Im going to see em an dash right over and get my picture took.

Now that they are around Wal-laceburg I bet they come down this away. What has Wallaceburg got that we aint anyway? He wiped his mouth with his sleeve. An Ottawa. he snorted disdainfully. Why they aint got nothin cept Parliament.

If they cn see em up there Ill betcha theyll he here fore long. But what if there arent such things? a bystander asked the weary sage. Course they is. dang it, he snorted. The whole danged country cant be crazy! Nine Li es Lost, Hydro Is Cut Off LEAMINGTON Nine lives werent enough to protect a cat which crept into the maze of wires at the Hydro substation at Leamington.

The cat was killed as it caused a short-circuit which ended in a 10-minute disruption of service. Early today -repairs were still being made as a result of the accident. NOT CRICKET, GAL Taking the law into her own hands, a 14-year-old Peter street girl slapped a youngster whom she nabbed stealing cherries from her garden, and as a result was lectured by Constable Gervis Bertrand who investigated complaint of the lad's mother. Claim Children Badly Beaten A complaint that a Pierre avenue woman beats her four small children unmercifully was investigated by Constables James Barker and Jack Blair Saturday night. Neighbors said it was a case for investigation by the Childrens Aid Society.

Loses Her Purse A local woman reported to city police Saturday afternoon she had left her purse in a local cab the previous night, and so far it had not been returned. She said it was a large white plastic purse, containing personal papers, $10 cash, and a yellow gold wedding ring. Two employes of the Dominion Twist Drill limited who have completed 25 years of service with the company were honored Saturday when the president, Mrs. H. H.

Eager, presented them with gold watches. Shown above after the presentation at a company picnic are, left to right, Mr. C. W. Bolda, vice-president.

Dominion Twist Drill Limited; Mr. Harry Reader, chief engineer, who was presented with a watch; Mrs. Eager; Mr. Reginald Anderson, superintendent, who also received a watch; and Mr. R.

S. Baird, secretary-treasurer. During the ceremony Mrs. Eager congratulated the two employes in a brief address..

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