These items were interesting to me for several reasons. Bravo to Mr. Dorsey for rescuing a child! I’ve never heard of Conrider Crossing and have no idea where that might be. I looked in several more issues of the paper and didn’t see an article about Mr. Dorsey getting better. I will search again. According to the census there was a Tom Dorsey in Albany and later in Durant.
The Caddo Herald
July 17, 1925
Dorsey Cuts Foot
Sunday morning while bathing in Conrider Crossing, Mr. Tom Dorsey cut his foot upon a stone. The accident came about when a small child belonging to a Durant man was about to drown, having gone under the water once. Mr. Dorsey was on the bank and seeing the predicament of the child, he went to the rescue. Infighting through the water to reach the child his foot struck a sharp-edged stone and split the skin. He is going about now with his foot bandaged, but will be well again within a few days. The child was rescued safely and restored to its parents.
August 7, 1925
As a result of a stone cut on the bottom of his foot, received July 12th while rescuing from the Blue River the 3-year-old child of Hugh Bonds of Durant, Tom Dorsey is still crippled and hardly able to be about his business of barbering. The injury to his foot was worse than he anticipated. His many friends are in hopes that he will be well again soon.