I couldn't decide what article to post from August 20, 1931, Lawyer Slaps Hotel Owner, Patient Stabs Juarez Doctor With Ice Pick or Reptile Wrecks Four Vehicles; Driver Scared. I am posting them all starting with Lawyer Slaps Hotel Owner and linking to the rest at the bottom of this article.
Men Exchange Blows During Traffic Argument
While his wife cheered him on, C. E. Vogel, hotel owner, engaged in a fistic battle with Atty. B. E; Cunningham in the middle of a downtown street.
A check Thursday showed that damages included a torn pants leg, black eye, bloody nose and perhaps a broken rib.
Vogel received most of the bodily injuries, while Cunningham suffered the torn pants leg.
"Didn't Touch Him"
'It was the dirtiest fight. I ever saw," said Mrs, Vogel, who added that she never saw one before.
"My husband stopped in front of Bassett tower on Texas and I got in his automobile. He backed up to straighten out in the traffic line.
"Cunningham was crossing the street, and claimed our car hit him. We didn’t even touch him.
"Mr. Vogel asked him what he was doing jaywalking. Cunningham slapped him twice before he could get out of the car.
"If Cunningham was a man he would have waited until my husband got out."
Biffed Him on Nose
Here Vogel took up the narrative.
"I got out and biffed him, bloodying his nose. Then he tripped me, and I fell across the running board of another car. I'm going to see the doctor—my rib may be-broken.
"During the fight my wife was yelling," said Vogel, "and trying to hit Cunningham."
Atty. Cunningham's version:
"He deliberately backed against me and knocked me two feet. I asked for an explanation. He retaliated
by hitting me first, and cursed me. Then he got out—I let him get out—and he struck me.
"I then proceeded to touch him lightly.
"Really," concluded Cunningham, "it was a mild affair."
A large crowd enjoyed the fight