If you are like me, you love to find tidbits about your once upon a time family. The following is from a 1936 Comanche Chief about an accident in Comanche County. Why grown men were rolling down the road on running boards is a little beyond me, but that’s the way it was!
B. Ray McCorkle Hurt Here Friday
B. Ray McCorkel, county superintendent, is in a Gorman hospital as a result of an accident here about 1 o’clock Friday afternoon when his foot was crushed in an automobile collision. About one third of his right foot was removed at the hospital Friday afternoon, and his progress since that time has been reported satisfactory. Should complications set in, the foot would have to be removed above the ankle hospital authorities state.
Mr. McCorkle was returning to work and was riding on the running board of a car driven by a small Pinkard boy when a car driven by Miss Viola Harris sideswiped with the Pinkard car. I.E. Pinkard was riding on the running board on the other side of the car from McCorkle.
Mr. McCorkle was not knocked from the car, and neither car was badly damaged. Neither car was being driven more than 15 miles an hour when the accident happened, according to eyewitnesses.