50 years ago: Truck hits house, one man hospitalized

West-bay-50-years-finalIn the March 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates reported:

“On Feb. 22, a dance sponsored by the members of the P.T.A. was held in the Hub theatre, which Mr. Graham Ebanks gave for the occasion. The purpose was to raise funds for Cayman Preparatory School. Music was by the Mashyiannes who reduced their price as a donation to the fund. Refreshments were on sale, a favorable sum was received and an enjoyable evening spent.

“Messrs. George Orett and Matson Ebanks arrived home on the Feb. 26 from the U.S. where they worked for N.B.C. on S.S. Ore Venus.

“We are happy to have Miss Ione Yates back with us for a few weeks. She left in 1945 to work in the U.S. and makes short visits back here. She is visiting friends and relatives.

“Sgt. Dale Banks and his brother Bobby arrived on Feb. 24 from the U.S. where they both reside with their families. They are on vacation, are enjoying their stay and will be here for 10 days. Bobby left 12 years ago and this is his first visit back.

“A truck driven by Mr. Donald Smith ran off the road in the early morning of the 24th and struck the home of Mr. A.G. Hydes. The occupants and close neighbors were greatly shocked. The driver was unhurt but Mr. Lovene Bush is hospitalized with a badly fractured leg.

“Mr. and Mrs. Hurley Hydes are spending an enjoyable visit with relatives and friends. They expect to leave on the 3rd for their home in Miami and regret that their visit is so short.

“Mrs. McLure Bothwell left on the 26th to meet her husband in Ft. Lauderdale where she will stay for an indefinite time.”