Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Segal Street


SEGAL STREET was named after Philadelphia businessman Adolph W. Segal, who was president of the nearby American Wax Bag and Manufacturing Company, located in the 1880s and 1890s at the corner of 2nd and Erie Streets in North Camden. Born in Austria around 1860, he came to America and found work as a soap boiler. Adolph Segal patented a process for the manufacture ox wax paper bags, upon which the fortunes of his company were based. He later sold his patent and went into real estate and promotions. 

Adolph Segal had already erected several factories in North Camden when he announced in 1895 that he would erect a $3,000,000 sugar refinery on the Delaware at the foot of Cooper River, which in those days was called Cooper's Creek. He became heavily involved in real estate, and at one time owned the entire town of South Altoona PA, selling it in 1906, after being implicated in the wrecking of the Real Estate Trust Bank in Philadelphia. Adolph Segal was also involved with the Pennsylvania Sugar Refining Company. When the "sugar trust" attempted to take his business, the Department of Justice stepped in, and indictments were handed down for violations of the Sherman Anti-Trust act. Although in this case a victim, Adolph Segal would lose his sugar refinery to the trust, and spend much time in court over the next few years. After 1910 he later moved to New York City where he owned and operated the Hotel Majestic. He declared bankruptcy in March of 1914, and during a that year he collapsed, and was declared insane in September. In August of 1925 the one time millionaire, now 65 years old, was arrested on a bad-check charge during a visit to Philadelphia.

Contrary to rumor SEGAL STREET was not named after a former Camden County Sheriff, Martin Segal. 

On February 22, 1928 a large fire on Erie Street menaced the Segal Street homes. Firefighters were hampered by a wooden fence that had been place across Segal Street by the John R. Evans Company  when they had built their leather works prior to World War I. At that time they had bought the last five homes on either side of Segal Street, razed them, and fenced off their property.

In August of 1933 former Camden boxer James "Jimmy" Rogers was arrested for running a speakeasy at 1000 Segal Street. Two other men well known to police were also arrested when the place was raided.

Segal Street remained pretty much intact into the early 1970s. Despite the fire that destroyed the John R. Evans Company facility at least six homes were occupied as late as 1980. Sadly, no physical trace of Segal street survived into the next century.

Do you have a Segal Street memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


Looking North on Segal Street - Summer of 1971
Floyd Miller Jr. - Vennie Miller - Bobby Reed - Frank Houser Jr.
John R. Evans factory at rear
Photo Courtesy of Floyd L. Miller Jr.

SEGAL STREET
  1000 Segal Street

1914 John Winstanley & Family
Thomas Winstanley
1924 Clayton Durham
1933 James E. "Jimmy" Rodgers
1947 Frank Bosko & Sons
produce
1947 Bert's Variety Store
1947 Stanley A. Gasior

1000 Segal Street

1962
William Kunitz & Family
William & Mary Kunitz
Richard Binder - Donna Binder

Nancy Binder - Betty Binder
Rita Binder

Camden Courier-Post
May 22, 1962
Girl Drowns In Cooper River

 

  1001 Segal Street

1929 Harry Lentz
grocery

  1002 Segal Street

1947 Stanley E. Janowski

  1003 Segal Street

1947 Ernest P. Managnaro

  1004 Segal Street

1928 Frank Bosko
1947 Clarence Swain
1938 Emil Mascher

  1005 Segal Street

1947 Frank Lukaszeski
1969 M.M. Keel

  1006 Segal Street

1947 Jon H. Horner
1947 Harold A. Davis
1969 S. Walsch

  1007 Segal Street

1947 Mrs. Marie Vogel
1969 M. Priestley

  1008 Segal Street

1947 Byrd J. Anderson 

  1009 Segal Street

1914 Elwood P. Martz Sr.
1947 Joseph P. Ryan 

  1010 Segal Street

1947 Clinton R. Horner 

  1011 Segal Street

1947-1980  William B. Deputy

1012 Segal Street

1947 Melanchton Sterner

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 26, 1905

O. Glen Stackhouse
Eugene Mercier

  1012 Segal Street

1947 John Davidson 

1013 Segal Street

1924 James Young.

1013 Segal Street

1924 Elwood Martz Sr.

  1013 Segal Street

1947 Leo F. Carr
1969 G.F. Ellis

  1014 Segal Street

1929 Harry F. Barr 

ROSS—On February 4, 1938. Airnea, wife of Howard Ross (nee Griffin) of 1014 Segal St., Camden, N. J., age 36 years.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the funeral parlors of Mrs. Fred Roedel, 414 S. 5th St.. Camden, N. J. Interment private New Camden Cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening after 7 o'clock.

1014 Segal Street

1938
Howard Ross & Family
Howard & Airnea Ross

Camden Courier-Post
Februar 8, 1938

  1014 Segal Street

1930s-1947 Mrs. Mary A. Kelly 

  1015 Segal Street

1947 Mrs. Sophia A. Walsch
1980  Alex Wisniewski

  1016 Segal Street

1947 Danville Martinelli 

  1017 Segal Street

1947 Henry T. Benson
1969-1980 Mrs. Esther Marzilli

  1018 Segal Street

1947 Charles F. Mills 

  1019 Segal Street

1910 Ella Martz
1947 Louis I. Kellum
1980  G.C. Kellum

1020 Segal Street

1943
Lansing Cowley Sr. & Family
Lansing & Martha Cowley
Lansing Cowley Jr. - Alice Cowley
Elmer Cowley - Byron Cowley
Irene Cowley - Dorothy Cowley
Elaine Cowley - Theodore Cowley
Jerry Cowley
& seven other Cowley Children

Left: Elaine, Irene, & Dorothy "Dot" Cowley
at Pyne Poynt Park, Easter 1943

Photo courtesy of Donna Thomer-Mendelero

  1020 Segal Street

1947 Raymond R. DeVone 

  1021 Segal Street

1947 John Williams
1980  G. Williams

MOTHER, BABY SAVED FROM BURNING HOME
Barefoot Neighbor Runs Up Stairs Through Flames in Segal Street House

A North Camden woman and her three- month-old baby were rescued from their blazing home at 2.30 a. m. yesterday by a man who ran up a flaming stairway in his bare feet to reach them. 

Mrs. Helen Camp, 30, of 1022 Segal street; and her son, Burton, were trapped on the second floor when the fire ate through a partition and ignited the stairs. 

Mrs. Camp was awakened by the smoke and attempted to carry her baby downstairs, but she found her path blocked by the flames. She ran to a front window and screamed for help. Neighbors sent in an alarm. 

Wilson Pfeiffer, 31, and Richard Dickinson, 34, both of 1042 Segal street, ran into the house when they heard Mrs. Camp's cries for help. They had taken time only to put on their trousers and shirts.

They ran to the kitchen, filled several buckets with water and doused the blazing stairs. Pfeiffer told Dickinson. to keep throwing water on the stairs; and he dashed through the flames to the second floor.

Mrs. Camp was standing at the head of the stairs with the baby in her arms when Pfeiffer reached her. He lifted the woman into his arms and carried her and the baby to the first floor. They were taken in by neighbors. A short time after the three reached the ground floor several of the steps collapsed. 

Pfeiffer was, taken to Cooper Hospital, where he was treated for burns of the feet and hands. 
Firemen were unable to determine how the blaze started. They said they believed a stove in the kitchen ignited the partition during the night. They fought the fire. for an hour before gaining control.

1022 Segal Street

1938 Mrs. Helen Camp
Burton Camp

Camden Courier-Post
February 22, 1938

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1022 Segal Street

1947 Mrs. Anna J. Titternmary 

  1023 Segal Street

1906
Clarence N. Matthews & Family
Clarence & Catheine Matthews
Edwin Winchester Matthews 

  1023 Segal Street

Edwin Winchester Matthews 

  1023 Segal Street

1947 Asa Redrow 

1024 Segal Street

1912 James Pollar

Camden Post-Telegram
October 14, 1912

  1024 Segal Street

1947 Harry L. Schmidt
1969 Harold F. Roberts Sr.

  1025 Segal Street

1947 Glen L. Braswell 

  1026 Segal Street

1947 Harry W. Fredericks 

  1027 Segal Street

1924 Harry Rowland

1027 Segal Street

1927 Walter Schinski

Bernard Bertman
Walter Smith
Joseph Carpani

  1027 Segal Street

1947 Frederick G. Rowland
1980  G. Kellum

  1028 Segal Street

1947 Harvey R. Latham 

  1029 Segal Street

1947 Graham C.H. Worrall

  1030 Segal Street

1947 Simeon F. Ollis 

  1031 Segal Street

1947 no return 

  1032 Segal Street

1924 Mrs. Dolly Marks & Family
Austin E. Marks
Walter Marks
Lester Marks
1947 Not Listed 

  1033 Segal Street

1947 Mrs. Mrgaret Duncan 

  1034 Segal Street

1947 Not Listed 

  1035 Segal Street

1947 Harry Rowland

  1036 Segal Street

1924 Joseph Simmons

1036 Segal Street

1930s-1947
Charles Gottwald & Family
Charles & Catherine E. Gottwald
Florence Gottwald

Left: Florence Gottwald

  1037 Segal Street

1947 Mrs. Marie Hannold

1037 Segal Street

1965

Left: Evie Hansbury & Estelle Cannon

1037 Segal Street

1966
Left: Estelle Cannon

1037 Segal Street

Easter 1968
Left: Estelle Cannon & Sharon

  1038 Segal Street

1924 Harry Gaul
1947 George W. Camp

  1039 Segal Street

1924-1947 George N. Camp

  1040 Segal Street

1947 Not Listed

  1041 Segal Street

1947 Edgar W. Chapman

Saves Two From Fire

WILSON PFEIFFER
1042 Segal Street

1924-1947 Austin W. Dickinson

1938 Wilson Pfeiffer
1938 Richard Dickinson

  1043 Segal Street

1947 Mrs. Mae A. Hall

  1044 Segal Street

1924 George M. Wilson
1947 Mrs. Margaret A. Gaul
1969 Alex Wisniewski

  1045 Segal Street

1930 James E. "Jimmy" Rodgers
1947 Arthur Williams

  1046 Segal Street

1947 Not Listed

  1047 Segal Street

1947 Benjamin Wadraff

Two little victims of vicious dogs were patients at Cooper Hospital. They were David Blackson, aged 12 years, of 1062 Segal Street, and Rose Arcani, aged 3 years of 947 South Third Street, The boy was bitten on the left leg and the girl was bitten on the face.

1062 Segal Street

1914-1918
John H. Blackson & Family
John H. & Amanda Blackson
David Blackson

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 17, 1918

  1065 Segal Street

1899 Mrs. Sarah Jeness
1917 Elwood Martz Sr.

1924 Gone

   

Segal Street Remembered by Floyd L. Miller Jr.

People I remember who lived on Segal Street when that picture was taken- some I only remember their first name. I lived on the northeast corner at 1000 Segal. Steve Cox lived next door, 1002 Segal- his brother Ronny Cox lived at 1008, and his father and mother lived on the northwest corner with his sister, Chicky Cox. I can't remember his parents names. Their brother Joe lived with Ron.

There was also a man we called John the Junker. He lived at 1006, and he had a giant buggy with wheels like a stagecoach. That thing was humongous, and shaped like a wheelbarrow. He would push that thing all over Camden everyday looking for junk. Other people were an elderly lady named Mrs. Welch, and a man named Lou Kellem, who worked as a security guard at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, and his daughter Nancy.

Then their was another Mr. and Mrs. Miller, my good friend John Wunch, Donald Johnson and family, a man we called Whispering Willy, and Patricia Monroe her husband Biggy. I'm not sure if they were really married, I don't think so. Everybody knew Biggy, he was pretty cool though he always had a bottle of Tiger Rose- he died of cirrhosis of the liver. Also Bill and Linda Merrell, and Lois and Al Wisniewski. Down on the corner of 2nd and Erie were two stores, one on the northeast corner named Dave's Market, the other on the southwest corner named Joe's (O'Donald) Market.            

Floyd Miller Jr.
June 2004


Camden Courier-Post - February 22, 1928
$225,000 FIRE RUINS 5 UPTOWN PLANTS

HOW FLAMES GUTTED BIG INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

RESIDENTS FLEE AS FLAMES RAGE IN BIG BUILDING
Factory of Evans Leather Co. Saved by Valiant Work of Firemen
APPARATUS IS DISABLED; DEBRIS BURIED FIRE PLUG
Metal Stamping Firm, Textile Concern Heavy Losers; Pattern Shop Saved
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Thomas Nicholas - James Tatem
Manuel Kane
Harry M. Leigh - David Ellis
Engine Company 2
Engine Company 4
Engine Company 5
Engine Company 6
Segal Street

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Camden Courier-Post - February 22, 1928

FENCE THAT HAMPERED FIREMEN

The upper view shows the fence at the end of Segal Street, above Erie Street, which firemen say hampered the during yesterday's big fire which caused $225,000 damage. The insert shows how a fireplug was blocked. The lower sketch is a bird's eye view of where the fences are located in relation to the big blaze. Officials of several plants destroyed by fire say they will demand from city officials an explanation as to why the fence was built.


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Letter to the Editor - February 22, 1928
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Letter to the Editor - February 29, 1928
Allied Metal Stamping Company - John R. Evans Company
Bernard Gallagher - George W. Johnson  
North 2nd Street - Erie Street - Front Street -
Segal Street

Camden
Courier-Post

October 16, 1931

Charles Priestly
Elizabeth Priestly


Letter to the Editor - August 16, 1933

JIMMY RODGERS IS GIVEN 180 DAYS
Former Boxer Jailed on Speakeasy Charge, Held on Stolen Goods Count

James "Jimmy" Rodgers, 28-year-old former boxer who on numerous occasions has run afoul of the law, was sentenced yesterday to serve 180 days in the county jail for operating a speakeasy at 1000 Segal Street.

In addition, he was held without bail by Police Judge Pancoast on a charge of possession of stolen goods. The goods were identified by their owner, James Greer, 35, of 332 North Second Street, who was in the speakeasy when police raided it Monday night.

Greer turned state's evidence against Rodgers in police court yesterday, and for a reward, received a suspended sentence.

District Detective Harry Kyler, Marshall Thompson and Walter Smith raided the speakeasy and confiscated 65 pints of whisky in bottles and a gallon of whisky in a jug. Kyler testified Rodgers was not there when the raiders entered the place but appeared later and was arrested.

3 Others Nabbed

Three others were arrested in the place. These were Greer, Thomas Spencer, 33, who gave the speakeasy as his home address, and John D. Wood, 35, of 928 Kimber street. Spencer has been arrested approximately 75 times, the police said.

The detectives, when searching the premises, found a suitcase filled with shoestrings, collar buttons and other merchandise. Greer identified the case and its contents as having been stolen from his car when it was parked on Segal Street near Front some time ago. He lodged the complaint of possession of stolen goods against Rodgers.

Rodgers was arraigned on three charges, including the stolen goods count. The other complaints were that he sold beer without a license and violated Section 422 of the city ordinances which prohibits disorderly persons to congregate on the premises.

Rodgers pleaded not guilty on all three charges, and told the court he had "nothing to say." He was fined $200 on each of the charges of violating Section 422, and selling without a license, and when he did not pay, he was sentenced to 90 days on each of the two counts. He was committed to the county jail without bail on Greer's complaint of possession of stolen goods.

Greer testified that he had purchased liquor in Rodgers' place several times, as late as last night. Greer's sentence was suspended.

Spencer Refuses to Talk 

Spencer refused to testify against Rodgers. He said he did not know l "what was going on there" and that he was there painting.

"You won't be painting there for 90 days," retorted the court in pronouncing sentence.

Wood, the other man arrested in the place, did not appear in court and forfeited $10 security he had posted after the raid.

Rodgers has been arrested several times for operating speakeasies. He was also arrested as a material witness two years ago in the murder of William "Shooey" Bonner."

Spencer was arrested so often when he resided in Gloucester that he became known as "Gloucester's Peck's Bad Boy," the police said. Since moving to Camden he has been arrested arrested nearly 50 times, police stated. 

The majority of his arrests have been on charges of drunkenness and disorderly conduct, but in 1925 and in 1926, he was arrested on a charge of larceny of automobile. Again in 1929 he was charged with non support, when he was ordered to pay his wife $10 weekly. Back In 1916 he was arrested on a charge of stealing a gold watch.


Summer on Segal Street
Camden Courier-Post - August 8, 1935
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Camden Courier-Post - August 19, 1935

Camden
Courier-Post

August 8, 1936


Camden Courier-Post - February 20, 1936

 SWUNG AT SGT. SMITH, SENTENCE SUSPENDED

A man who allegedly aimed a blow at Sgt. Ray Smith, ex-heavyweight champion of the A.E.F. Tuesday night received a 30-day suspended sentence in police court yesterday.

Police Judge Lewis Liberman said he suspended sentence on George Gordon, 40, of 1018 Segal Street, because the blow he aimed at Smith never landed.

Gordon after starting an argument with the doorman at a theatre at Broadway and Market street, tried to punch Smith when he remonstrated with him. Smith, a special officer, arrested Gordon on a disorderly conduct charge..


Camden Courier-Post - February 7, 1938

MRS. AGNES ROSS

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Ross, 36, wife of Howard Ross, of 1014 Segal Street, Camden, will be held tomorrow, 2 p. m., at 414 South Fifth Street, Camden. Mrs. Ross died Friday in West Jersey Hospital from pneumonia. Four children survive. Burial will be private in New  Camden Cemetery.       


Camden Courier-Post * December 27, 1938

WOMAN SHOT 10 TIMES
BY NO. CAMDEN SUITOR
SPURNED FOR 3 YEARS

VICTIM IS NEAR DEATH; ADMIRER GIVES UP SELF

Emil Mascher, 46, Empties Gun 3 Times at Florence Gottwald, 26

ANGERED OVER RETURN OF XMAS CANDY GIFT

WPA Worker Opens Fire as RCA Employee Returns Home in Auto

Shot 10 times last night by a suitor she had spurned for months, Florence Gottwald, 26, of 1036 Segal Street, lay near death in Cooper Hospital today while her assailant, Emil Mascher, 46, awaited a police court hearing in a city jail cell.

Mascher, with a reputation of being a quiet, unassuming man in his neighborhood, emptied a revolver at Miss Gottwald in front of her home. Ignoring her screams for mercy as she lay on the sidewalk, he twice reloaded his weapon and emptied it at her.

Then he calmly walked to the corner of Front and Erie street

and waited until police arrived and arrested him.

Gift of Candy Returned

Police said Mascher brooded over the fact that Miss Gottwald refused his advances of friendship. The accused man said he tried to get her to marry him for three years. Yesterday she returned, unopened, his Christmas gift of a five-pound box of candy

The shooting occurred as Miss Gottwald was alighting from the automobile of a friend who had brought her home. As she stepped to the sidewalk, Mascher walked from the shadows and without warning opened fire.

"Don't, please don't," the girl screamed as she fell to the street.

Ignoring her plea, Mascher recharged his revolver, emptied it again at her. Again he refilled the chamber. There was no plea for mercy as he emptied it the third time. She lay on the walk unconscious.

Little Chance to Live

Rushed to Cooper Hospital in a police patrol, it was found 10 bullets struck the girl. Attendants said there was "one chance in a thousand" she would survive.

Her condition became critical at 1:30 a.m., and she was placed in an oxygen tent.

One bullet pierced her body, entering the right breast. Another struck her in the abdomen. Three lodged in her left wrist, one in her left palm. Two bullets entered the right forearm, another the right shoulder.

As he emptied the revolver the last time, Mascher, a WPA worker living at 1004 Segal Street tossed the gun aside and walked to Front and Erie streets, where police found him.

"I loved her," Mascher told them. "I loved her madly but she never paid any attention to me. For three years I tried to get her to marry me, but she wouldn't have anything to do with me. I don't know why I did this."

After questioning Mascher at headquarters, detectives took him to the hospital and into the operating room where surgeons prepared for an operation in an attempt to save Miss Gottwald's life.

"That's the man," the girl said.

"Let me kiss her, please," Mascher begged Detectives Clarence Arthur, James McLaughlin, and Leon Feltz.

"Take him away," the girl begged in a voice barely audible.

Mascher, who has lived alone since the death of his mother three weeks ago, told detectives he brooded "all day" over Miss Gottwald's rejection of his attentions. The return of his Christmas present, a five-pound box of candy, he said, was the "final blow."

He said he visited relatives in Philadelphia and returned home. He learned Miss Gottwald was away from home for the evening. He said he sat in a room from which he could observe her return.

He saw her step from the car of Donald Osmund, 23, of 2904 Carman Street, whose wife, Gertrude, and Miss Gottwald are intimate friends. She had spent the evening with them. With them was Osmund's seven-year-old nephew, Vincent Macrina, of 542 North 7th Street.

"I don't know what happened then," Mascher told detectives.

Fired Without Warning

Osmund, however said he saw Mascher come from the shadow of the Gottwald home and with no warning began firing at the girl.

Mascher was 20 feet or less away when he fired the first shots, Osmund said, and kept walking toward Miss Gottwald as he fired.

When the girl fell to the ground, Osmund said, Mascher reloaded the revolver and walked a few feet closer to her. The last shots were fired, Osmund said, as she lay unconscious. 

Osmund said the first shots "paralyzed" him and he was fearful Mascher would fire at him and his nephew. He said he "finally managed" to get his car started, drove a few blocks and called police.

Neighbors Call Police

Neighbors had summoned police. Feltz and McLaughlin were first to arrive in a police car. About the same time as the patrol wagon of the First District arrived. The crew placed the girl, whose clothing was saturated with blood, in the patrol wagon and proceeded to the hospital.

Staff physicians ordered an operation as a last resort to save her life.

Miss Gottwald, an attractive brunette, is employed as a radio tester by the RCA Manufacturing Co., Inc. She lives with her mother, Mrs. Catherine Gottwald.

Though she heard the shooting, the mother did not know her daughter was the victim until notified by police.

She collapsed but was revived and insisted on being taken to the hospital. She was allowed to see her daughter for a moment and then was led to a seat outside the operating room.

After taking Mascher to the hospital, detectives returned him to police headquarters for further questioning in which County Detective Chief Lawrence T. Doran took part.

According to Doran, there were three other witnesses of the shooting. They are Wilson Peiffer, 32, of 1040 Segal Street, and two small girls, Grace Kelly, 10, of 1016 Segal Street and Alberta Bosco, 13, of 1014 Segal Street.

Peiffer told detectives he was asleep when aroused by a shot. He said he ran to the window of his bedroom and saw Mascher firing at Miss Gottwald.

The girls said they, too, were aroused from sleep and from their bedroom windows saw the shooting.

Miss Gottwald was employed at the RCA plant for nine years and is widely known as an amateur impersonator. She appeared in that role a number of times with the Holy Name Minstrels and won several prizes in contests for amateurs, several of them at Convention Hall


Camden Courier-Post * December 28, 1938

VICTIM OF SHOOTING EXPECTED TO LIVE
Only 5 of Bullets Fired by Rejected Suitor Hit No. Camden Woman

Miss Florence Gottwald, 26-year-old radio worker who was shot by a WPA worker she spurned, will recover, physicians at the Cooper Hospital said today after a thorough examination of her wounds.

Previously believed by police to have been struck by 10 of 18 bullets fired at her, the woman is suffering from only five gunshot wounds, none of which is serious unless infection develops, the doctors said.

The belief that she had been hit by 10 bullets was due to the fact that four of the five bullets which struck her passed through her arms, making two surface wounds in each case.

The fifth bullet struck her in the abdomen while she was lying on the ground but did not penetrate the abdominal muscles, according to the physicians. It was removed from under her right arm, whee it had lodged. Its course lay directly under the skin.

Bullets Break Bones

A two hour examination of Miss Gottwald was made by a half-dozen physicians of thw hospital staff last night. They agreed that while the bullet wounds of her arms broke bones, they are not considered serious. They said the stomach wound was superficial.

The doctors said the woman is suffering more from loss of blood and shock than from the effect of the bullets. She was given a transfusion yesterday and will undergo another today, they said.

One of the bullets penetrated her left palm, another went through her left forearm, the third pierced her left upper arm and a fourth struck her in the lower part of her right arm and went through. The bones were broken in each of the places the bullet passed through.

The physicians said that if no complications set in, Miss Gottwald will be able to leave the hospital in two or three weeks.

Meanwhile police announced that Emil Mascher, 46, a WPA worker, signed a confession at headquarters, admitting that he shot Miss Gottwald in an alleyway leading to their homes on Segal Street. Mascher lives at 1004 Segal, and Miss Gottwald at 1036. He will be arraigned in police court.

Hospital physicians selected four persons from 12 who offered their blood for transfusion. Of these, Gerald Harter, 24, of 827 North 6th Street, brother of a girl friend of Miss Gottwald, gave the first transfusion shortly after noon. The other three were instructed to return today.


Segal Street Kids, 1942
Tom Stone, center with dark shirt and cap
Photos courtesy of Warren Fairess, from the collection of his mother, Marie Fisbeck Fairess


1019 Segal Street
Technical Sergeant
Francis J. Knox


I remember during the riots- I was a kid then but on Segal Street we had to stand at the end of Segal Street with shotguns to keep our houses from getting burnt down .

Floyd Miller Jr.
June 2004


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