Loses Ear in Freak Accident

Tommy Dowell, Stoutsville resident, met with a peculiar misfortune at his home Saturday. He was driving a car with which he was unfamiliar. When he entered his garage he stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake and went right on through the structure. In some way he had the major portion of one ear torn off. Dr. J. E. Brown was called the dress the wound and reports that Dowell is improving from his accident.

Source: Article from the 20 Nov 1941 edition of the Perry Enterprise. Submitted by Mary Beth Kirtlink.