Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 8, 1968 · Page 3
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July 8, 1968

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 3

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MONDAY, JULY 8, ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE A*3 People Hurt . Leg Gashed A Grafton boy suffered a gashed left leg Sunday when a friend accidentally ran into him with a bicycle. Dana Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jackson of ftte. 1, was playing at a friend's home when the mishap occurred. Dana didn't move in time to avoid , the collision which knocked him down and cut his leg below the knee. the cut required 14 stitches t6 close at- the emergency room of St. Joseph's Hospital. : Ducks Too Well Trying to duck beneath a telephone wire, Saturday, almost resulted in serious eye injury to a 12-year-old Godfrey boy, who hit his head against a cabinet, corner in the. attempt. Mark Osborne, soft of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Osborne, 5302 Englewood, Godfrey, sports a shiner and five stitches today from the accident. He was treated in the emergency room at Alton Memorial Hospital after the accident, when he slammed into a dining room cabinet while ducking under a telephone wire. Fan Unseated A 10-year-old motorcycle racing fan suffered more of an injury than some of the drivers he was watching Sunday when he fell off the his perch atop a swing set and cut his right knee. Dale Schroeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Schroeder of Fosterburg Road was watching the races from the top of his swing set in his yard near the Alton Dragway when he tumbled off and struck his leg on some part of the swing during his fall. Eight stitches were required to close the wound in the emergency room of Alton Memorial Hospital. Steps on Nail A rusty nan in a board and a little girl in shower clogs provided the Ingredients for an accident, Saturday, and Lynn Blackwood, 5, got a tetnus shot as a result Lynn stepped on the nail while playing, and tt punctured her foot She is the daughter of Mr/and Mrsv^oward E. Blackwood, 8515 Oscar,'AlWa. The little girl was treated in the emergency room at Alton Memorial Hospital where the tetnus shot was administered as a precaution against infection. Hooks Hand Even avid fishermen make mistakes, or at least one Bethalto fisherman said he made a mistake Saturday when he hooked his left hand. Floyd Sours, who lives at 609 Prairie 1ft Bethalto, was fishing hi a farm pond in Bethalto. Instead of going to extract the plug, Sours said, he Jtisf pulled oft the rod like a beginner and, the plug came loose flying toward his head. He held up his hand to protect himself and the hook lodged in his hand. • A trip to the emergency r&otti at Alton Memorial Hospital solved the hook problem. Goes Through Door An overeager 4-year-old, in his enthusiasm to go swimming Saturday, failed to open the storm door to his home and ran his arm through the glass. Requiring multiple stitches to close his wound was Jeffrey Fin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fin, 3004 McCormick Drive, Alton. . Despite his enthusiasm Saturday, Jeff didn't get to go swirti- mlwg, but Instead got a trip to the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital. Woman Is Charged With DWI Mrs. Gladys Byron Melling, 58, of 5010 Michael Drive, Godfrey, was charged with driving while ift- toxicated Saturday after police said she drove from the Stratford Hotel parking lot and blocked traffic oft Alby Street. Mrs. Melling was arrest- ed at 2:06 p.m. by Lt. Paul F. Myers and Sgt. Walter Conrad in front of Alton police headquarters. Mrs. Mellong was given a "Breathalyzer" test which recorded .17 blood alcohol contents. She was released on $50 cash bond. In other police news, John Wallace Johnson, 25, of 3410 Bolivar St., was arrested after his auto went out of control Sunday and overturned in the 2500 block of Edwards Street. Alton police said Johnson was driving south on Washington Avenue and attempted to turn left on Ed- wards Street.- Police said the Johnson car flipped over onto its top. 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