Brownie Museum

May 11, 1952: Brownie has heart worms again and needs more funds!

May 11, 1952: Brownie has heart worms again and needs more funds!
May 11, 1952: Brownie has heart worms again and needs more funds!

Notes:

  • Heart worms were not treated as often in the 1950s as they are today, but Brownie was treated a few times. This particular treatment was a series of 14 shots and was rapidly draining his bank account.
  • This article claims he’s 14 in 1952, so it’s getting clear that every reporter is guessing at his actual age. 14 was probably the most accurate guess.
  • He is again patrolling the streets with the police.
  • Ed Budgen, owner of the Daytona Cab Company, is referred to as “Eddie” in this piece.
  • I believe that this call for funds raised Brownie’s bank balance by hundreds of dollars (which would be thousands today).
  • The article is cut off at the end. Not sure why.
  • Fred Langworthy was the author of this piece. He wrote many stories on Brownie for the News Journal. By this point in his career, he was in his 50s. I believe he worked most of his career at the Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • Dr. Rawls is again mentioned.

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