15 November 2011
Tribune Tuesdays: Into a Tub of Water
From: The Oakland Tribune, 01 November 1912
Jaw Dislocated; Goes to Hospital; Loses Prize
While bobbing into a tub of water for an apple at a Hallowe'en party last night, John Coyne of 1414 West street opened his mouth so wide that he dislocated his lower jaw. The police ambulance was summoned and Coyne was taken to the Receiving hospital, where the dislocation was reduced by Dr. W. H. Irwin and Steward Emlay. He then returned to the festival but in the meantime the prize had been carried off by a competitor. Coyne is an electrical worker and 31 years old.