Saturday, October 7, 2017
Jumping Bobs in 1917
From the Feb. 1, 2017, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1917, 100 Years Ago.
"Several times today it has been noticed that kids jumping bobs, which of course is winter's delight, have caused more than one motorist to use the emergency brake and stop inside a short distance.
"The youngsters would be riding one sleigh and another would pass going the other way and they would jump off and start after the other one, oftentimes running directly in front of the approaching auto.
"Parents should warn their boys to be careful of this practice, as many of the cars in use here in this city are heavy and would break bones in a boy's arm or leg very easily should they happen to fall while crossing in front of them."
Something else for the erstwhile autoist to watch out for.
Careful Boys. --RoadDog