Week of Aug. 14, 1955
Edgar R. Hoover, 5 Wood St., should be lightning shy by now. Last Saturday when lightning hit the electric meter just outside the open door of his home, it spun him around and dazed him for a few moments.
This was the fourth narrow escape that Mr. Hoover has experienced in his lifetime. Last time, he was about to exit his truck when a bolt of lightning struck a pole just above the truck and lifted him off the seat.
This is a busy season for veterinarians. Cats and dogs by the score are being boarded for a week, two weeks, or more while their owners are away on vacation. The animal boarding business is booming to the point that reservations are necessary in many cases if space is to be found for the animals.