Monday, April 20, 2009

Joseph Sari may lose sight from explosion burns

This story was carried by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Friday, April 20, 1934.

Joseph Sari, W. Congress ST, received painful burns and injuries about the face Thursday afternoon about 6 o'clock, and considerable damage was caused to the property when a small hot water heater exploded in the basement of his residence.

Mr. Sari had build a fire in the small-stove to heat water and went into the basement to shut the draft when the explosion occurred. The stove was blown apart, hot air pipes were torn down, fruit cans in one corner of the cellar were broken, a strip of flooring in the kitchen was torn loose and the door at the head of the stairs was torn from its hinges. Mrs. Sari who was in the kitchen at the time was not injured.

Fire, which broke out was confined to the basement and was quickly extinguished.

The cause of the explosion has not been determined as there was no gasoline or inflammable substance used in kindling the fire or any near the stove. Mr. Sari said. No estimate of the extent of the damage done to the building, which was owned by Herbert Rishee, had been obtined this morning.

Physicians were unable to determine to what extent Mr. Sari's sight might be impaired as the eye lids were so swollen an examination was impossible. The injured man was taken to the home of his wife's parents, R. G. Fuller, 301 Park St.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Jay-walker hit by car, injured, autos damaged

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Monday, April 16, 1934.

Injuries were sustained by one pedestrian and property was damaged in a series of automobile accidents in and near Ypsilanti over the weekend reports of city and state police reveal.

Fred Miller, 513 Washtenaw Ave. has a fractured left leg and a broken right collar bone as result of having been struck Saturday by a car operated by E. D. Nelson, 1644 Palister ST. Detroit. According to police report. Mr. Miller was crossing the street in the middle of the block when the accident occurred.

Nr. Nelson was driving west in the 100 block of W. Michigan AVe. and, according to witnesses, was going only about 15 miles an hour.

Police at 12:30 Sunday morning apprehended Adolph Kappler 414 N. Ashley St. Ann Arbor, when he backed his car into a boulevard light pole on Michigan Ave. near Huron St. He was ordered to appear in municipal court today and present his driver's license.

Louis Johnson, 46 Darrice St. Highland Park, Sunday evening agreed to pay for damages done the shell Gasoline Station at the corner of Michigan and First Aves. when it was struck by a car operated by Nathaniel Mellerson, Detroit, Mellerson was driving Mr. Johnson's car and had turned into the gasoline station to repair a punctured tire. He was unable to stop the machine in time to avoid striking two five gallon oil containers and the side of the building. Force of the impact knocked the structure out of line, according to police report.

Mr. Johnson loaned the car to Mellerson and three other boys, Edward Johnson, Severe Robinson and James Bolton, officers were informed.

A large quantity of empty beer bottles were destroyed in an accident at about 4:30 this morning when a trailer transporting them turned over. No one was injured in the mishap.

According to Trooper Gerald Flinn of the state police who investigated, the truck and trailer driven by Clyde Seward, Kalamazoo was traveling east on Ecorse Rd. when a machine driven in the opposite direction by an unidentified motorist sideswiped the truck. The truck driver attempted to avoid the crash and the wheels of the trailer struck the soft shoulder causing it to upset.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Liquor tested in poison death

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Saturday, April 14, 1934.

State Troopers Warren Hortbrook and Donald Hoadley conducting a raid on the farm home of Mrs. Pauline Vaisiska living near the Judd Rd. Friday, confiscated seven gallons of moonshine and took Mrs. Vaisiska into custody for questioning.

The raid was made at the request of Assistant Prosecutor George M. Stutz, Wayne County, who is conducting an investigation into the alleged 'poison moonshine' death of Martin Smith, Milan, following a drinking party, Thursday night.

According to the prosecutor, Smith and an unidentified companion visited the Vaisiska house to buy liquor. The two returned to the Chic home where Smith was later found dead, his companion having vanished.

An autopsy is being performed on the body of Smith today and an analysis of the alcohol confiscated is being made by the Washtenaw County chemist.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Woman injured as autos crash

This story was published bythe Ypsilanti Daily Press on Tuesday, April 10, 1934.

Mrs. Frank Kintigh, Park St., was injured about the head and chest and two autombiles were extensively damaged in an accident on E. Michigan Ave. between Park and Grove Sts. Monday evening at 6 o'clock.

Mrs. Kintigh, who is forced to remain in Beyer Hospital today, sustained her injuries when machines driven by Leo Loeller, 314 E. Forest Ave., and Mrs. Bessie Miller, R. F. D. 2, collided. Mrs. Kintigh was a passenger in Mrs. Miller's car.

The accident occurred when Mr. Koeller, driving west, stopped his car suddenly on the Michigan Ave. hill and Mrs. Miller, blinded by the glare of the sun, drove her machine into the rear of the Koeller car. Mr. Koeller had stopped his machine, police were informed, to pick up pieces of lumber, which had fallen from the running board.