Watch out for those sailors

An amusing news item from the New Orleans States, 23 March 1950 speaks to the cautions of associating with nameless seamen:

Fractures arm, leg in accident
James Garner, 29 years old, 421 S. Galvez, suffered fractures of the right arm and leg when his automobile crashed into a lamp post at St. Peters and S. Diamond early today.

Garner, an LSU medical student, said a sailor whose name he did not know was driving the auto. The sailor fled the scene. Garner was treated at Charity hospital and transferred to Hotel Dieu.

You can view this and other snippets of LSUHSC history in the Louisiana Digital Library’s LSUHSC Newspaper Clippings Collection.

2 Responses to Watch out for those sailors

  1. Because it’s always good to let drunken sailors drive you home…

  2. I didnt know that James Gardner the movie star went to LSU medical school I thought he was a Maverick!