Boatman Sustains Serious Injuries in 1920


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/25/1920.

Dye Bennett, a prominent and popular young man of Hattie, met with a very serious accident Thursday.  He was starting the engine on a gasolene boat operated by him and his brother, Troy Bennett, when his foot slipped through the spokes of the engine fly-wheel and his leg was broken and badly crushed.  The fracture was reduced by Drs. Dye and Morford and the young man is getting along as well as could be expected.  He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Bennett, and is an industrious young man whose many friends were grieved to hear of his misfortune.