Humeston New Era
Humeston, Wayne, Iowa
May 26, 1920
- When James O. White and his wife, Alma White, jumped their bonds
at Fort Madison and fled the state, Iowa was better off by $600. They were
held on bootlegging charges.
- Charged with robbing Miss Viola Ballhorn-after she died- of
approximately $300 worth of clothing, Howard Jerold Harris, 25 years old, a
ladies' tailor, was placed under arrest by the Davenport police and was
bound over to the grand jury under a $1,000 bond on a charge of grand
- Claude Rector and William Hill farm hands in Pleasant township,
were arrested on information sworn out by a farmer living in the same
township near Atlantic charging that the pair had stolen two quarts of
whisky. They pleaded guilty and were assessed a fine of $25 each which they
paid. The whisky was purchased eight years ago, and was of prime stock,
hence the farmers indignation at losing it.
- E.P. Gaddes near Griswold was found guilty of brutal treatment of
his son, Russell, 12 years old, in Justice court. A fine of $100 was imposed
upon him, the fine being suspended on his good behavior in the future.
- Although the Mt. Pleasant school board has raised teacher's
salaries this year the teachers are neglecting to sign contracts. They seek
higher pay. Mrs. Mary Swaney, for years principal of the high school goes to
Chili to teach under the direction of the Methodist church.
- Raymond Fifield, 2, son of Mr .and Mrs. Clarence Fifield, Des
Moines, caught his head in the clothes line swing in the backyard of his
home and was hanged to death. His body was found by Mrs. Charles Farrell,
neighbor, soon after the tragedy. Raymond was playing with his brother,
Herbert, aged 5, when he tripped in the swing. He died instantly it is
thought. The mother was in the house. Funeral services were held from the
home. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery.
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