Outburst of Halloween ‘Spirit’ Hurts 2, Snarls Traffic Here

By Sam Ayers and Jack Truluck

An outburst of Halloween frivolity of unusual proportion for Columbia as of early last night had resulted in injury to two children struck by a car, two false fire alarms and two other alarms of an odd nature and a traffic snarl which caught the police department by surprise.

Harold Lake, 9, and his brother Gary Lake, 5, of Trailor Village on Highway 1 were knocked down when they ran into the path of an automobile in the 3900 block of Two Notch road. The boys were dressed in goblin regalia.

They were treated for bruises at the Providence hospital.

Highway Patrolman Tom Lemond identified the driver of the automobile which struck the children as H. W. Carns of route 2, Blaney, who was headed toward Columbia from the direction of Camden.

November 1, 1950  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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