Mr. John Hocking who since
his return from overseas has been employed as foreman of one of
the Bell Telephone construction gangs, is home nursing a badly
injured arm that will keep him from his work for some time.
While helping his crew set
a pole on the line between Mannheim and New Hamburg, a canthook
which he was using broke, throwing him backward.
In falling he had the
misfortune to come forcibly in contact with a drawing knife which
lay nearby, with the result that an artery and some of the muscles
in his right arm were severed.