The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday Afternoon, October 13, 1924
Page 1
Louis Strickford, of Near Fountaintown,
Caught Under Overturned Wagon.
          Louis Strickford, age 35, of one mile southwest of Fountaintown, was seriously injured Saturday evening about 4:30 o'clock, when a load of sugar cane, on which he was riding was overturned.  The accident occurred on the road not far from his home.
          Mr. Strickford was found lying in the road, covered with the contents of his wagon and unable to extricate himself.  He was unconscious when found by persons who were passing along the road.  A short time more would have resulted in death from smothering, it was stated.
          The inured man was brought to the Major Memorial Hospital here Saturday evening.  He is under the care of  Dr. M. M. Wells, of Fairland, and  Dr. Walter C. McFadden, of this city.  He has been in an unconscious state since the accident, but physicians today considered that his condition was slightly improved.  X-ray examinations were made Sunday night.  The plates failed to show any trace of the fractured skull and internal injuries are believed to have been incurred in the accident.
          Mr. Strickford was on his way from his farm to a sorghum mill operated by Frank Huffman, when in some manner the wagon which he had loaded with cane, turned over.  Mr. Strickford was caught beneath it, and was unconscious then found.  Mr. Strickford is a son of  Mr. Henry Strickford, who lives south of Waldron [the article continues, but my article ends here - PMF].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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