From the May 4, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:
Car Burned in Mud Hole.
Norborne, Mo., May 1 — Dr. S. B. Aldridge, veterinarian, while making a call in the country in his roadster, struck a mud hole which had been partly filled with straw. In trying to get the car out the engine backfired and the straw caught fire. The doctor had filled his gasoline tank just before leaving town, so when he saw the fire he immediately abandoned the car. In a few moments the car was demolished. The loss was partly covered by insurance.
Dr. Aldridge is a son of Mrs. J. M. Aldridge of Skidmore, and was reared here, leaving here about ten years ago.