(This Footnote to History article was printed on page 3 in the June 22, 1938 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and is reprinted word-for-word below.)
FISHING TRIP ACCIDENTS SEND FAMILY TO HOSPITAL
Kansas City Man and Wife Injured in Fail Into Lake; Son Gets Bullet Wound.
By the Associated Press.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 28. — The Mowrar family returned home from a fishing trip last night and went straight to a hospital.
Harry M. Mowrar had sprained his right hand when he slipped on the dock and fell head first into Mirror Lake, near Parkville. Mrs. Mowrar also fell in the lake, fracturing her right hand. Harold Mowrar, 13 years old, dropped a .22-caliber target pistol on a rock near the fishing dock and the bullet went through his right arm.
Their injuries treated, the Mowrars left the hospital for home.