TRIAL DATE SET FOR 
BARTON Vs. EXCELSIOR STATE & MANUFACTING CO.

Newspaper Clipping found in Grandpa Vollmer's old iron box. 

Thursday, November 16, has been set by Judge Fred G. Wolfe for the trial of the case of Peter Bardon, father of Norma Bardon, against the Excelsior State and Manufacturing Company and its president, John J. Fisher, for $10,000.  The date was set Saturday morning when the docket for the second week of the first jury, which has been ordered to report on next week Wednesday, was determined. 

Setting of the suit for trial recalls a tragedy that happened in the river on July 4, 1921.  Mrs. David Vollmer, 22, niece of Peter Bardon, her son, David, 4, Norma Bardon, 4, and Arthur Bardon, 6, were drowned in the Mississippi back of the Excelior plant when a boat in which they were riding struck a submerged piling and capsized.  Mr and Mrs Bardon and two other Bardon children were rescued. 

Claiming that the Excelsior is indirectly responsible for the accident for the reason that it had no right to put the piling in the river.  Peter Bardon, as administrator of the two drowned children has brought two suits for $10,000 each, against the company.  One of these is brought in the name of Arthur Bardon and the other in the name of Norma Bardon. 

Another Newspaper Clipping found. 

Claiming that the Excelsior is indirectly responsible for the accident for the reason that it had no right to put the piling in the river, Peter Bardon, as administrator of the two drowned children has brought two suits for $10,000 each against the company.  One of these is brought in the name of Arthur Bardon and the other in the name of Norma.  The suit that will be tried on November 16 is the one brought by Bardon as administrator of Norma Bardon. 

From Carol Longwell Miller <Misswings@kc.rr.com> 



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