County's First School Bus Accident in 1936

(10/03/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 2/20/1936.

School Bus Upsets

The first accident since school buses have been running occurred Monday morning when a small bus driven by Johnny Snider, carrying 19 pupils of the local high and graded schools upset on the town hill.  Only one pupil, Miss Gladys Holpp, was injured in the upset.  Her hand was badly cut and was attended by Dr. H.C. Toepfer.  Later she was taken to a Spencer hospital where cut tendons were united, and at this time she is getting along very nicely.

Other children on the bus were bruised and suffered minor cuts.

No blame is attached to the driver of the bus, Johnny Snider, who bears a good reputation as a safe and careful driver.


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