[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0250]

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Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "It's No Trick, This is for Keeps This may look like a complicated version of an Indian rope trick, but the telephone pole, splintered in half when struck by an auto, is being suspended in air by the telephone wires at the top-not by the one at the bottom. Officers J. D. Citty, left, and V. L. Johnson are shown checking the auto which was driven by John Wheeler Coursey, 35,, of 1925 S Stonewall, when it struck the pole in the 4900 block Classen. Coursey was taken ... continued below

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Kaho, C. J. May 24, 1952.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0250]
  • Added Title: It'S No Trick, This Is For Keeps

Description

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "It's No Trick, This is for Keeps This may look like a complicated version of an Indian rope trick, but the telephone pole, splintered in half when struck by an auto, is being suspended in air by the telephone wires at the top-not by the one at the bottom. Officers J. D. Citty, left, and V. L. Johnson are shown checking the auto which was driven by John Wheeler Coursey, 35,, of 1925 S Stonewall, when it struck the pole in the 4900 block Classen. Coursey was taken to Mercy hospital and held for observation. He was booked on a charge of reckless driving."

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PublishDate: 5-24-1952

Credit: Oklahoma City Times

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  • "It'S No Trick, This Is For Keeps", Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 05-24-1952

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • May 24, 1952

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Kaho, C. J. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0250], photograph, May 24, 1952; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc222872/: accessed October 22, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.