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Even though at first hand this picture seems to show that the guy on the right loves holding the middle one’s pole, this is actually  a photograph of Mayor A. W. Shackleford frozen to two microphones by a 50  volt shock caused by improper grounding.  Mayor Shackleford was just about to introduce Teen Queen Donna Glock and  runner-up Shirley Parkinson at a Valentine Dance, 1953, when he grabbed  both microphones. Because the wires were improperly grounded the  current flowed into the Mayor’s body and froze his hands to the  microphones until the power was turned off.  Poor Mayor. source

Photograph of Mayor A. W. Shackleford frozen to two microphones by a 50 volt shock caused by improper grounding. Assisting him is CJOC Announcer Joe McCallum, (left) and City Alderman Cliff Black. Second from the right in the background is Marvin Nelson.

Mayor Shackleford was just about to introduce Teen Queen Donna Glock and runner-up Shirley Parkinson at a Valentine Dance, 1953, when he grabbed both microphones. Because the wires were improperly grounded the current flowed into the Mayor’s body and froze his hands to the microphones until the power was turned off.

The photograph, taken by F. Orville Brunelle of the Lethbridge Herald, appeared in 1300 magazines and newspapers all over the World. Brunell won the Canadian Press Picture Service “Best Picture of the Year” Award for 1953.

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