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JUDGE SCULLY GIVES BOY
Arnold Kaigel, 20, Des Moines,
la., will not go to jail for steal
ing six pairs of sox and a pair of
gloves from a wagon of the
United States Express Co.
An attorney for the express
company demanded that Kaigel
be "made an example of,." which
means send hifci to jail If he hasn't
Judge Scully, in the criminal
branch of, the municipal court,'
couldn't see it that way.
Kaigel came here a few months
ago to study medicine". He didn't
have much money, and. got a job
working nights on a wagon pfthe
United vExpress Co. to, help out.
His mother, who lives in Des
Moines, js a widow, and could not
He worked and studied. Then
Christmas ca:me. Kaigel didn't
have any money, so he stole the
sox and gloves. He was arrested. J
His case came before Judge
Scully Dec. 23. The youth asked
the judge to let him go home to
Des Moines to see his mother,
promising to return after the hol
idays for trial. Judge Scully
granted the request.
It wasn't very legal, but it was
mighty human, coming from a
Kaigel justified the judge's
faith by returning on time for the
When he came into court the
second "time an attOrnev for the
express company xiilated upon his I
terrible crime. -"-wanted hiin fined 1
or sent to jail, and was very
much wrought up.
"I'm not going to blast this
boy's life, even for the United
States Express Co.," said Judge
Scully, when the lawyer was
through with his oratorical writh
ing. "If I send hiri to jail it will
be a blot on his record for all time.
He is going to school, and should
have a chance in his profession.
He will be paroled for six
SCHOOLGIRLS INSIST LEO
WEAR LONG PANTS"
Alton, 111., Jan. 16. Leo Groh,
a high school student, must take
better Steps to protect his health,
and the eyes of his friends, ac
cording to a resolution passed by
the senior class of the Alton High
School this afternoon.
Leo is 5 feet 8 inches tall, and
! architecturally" resembles a string
bean. And on this graceful slim
ness Leo wears knee pants. His
friends feared he would catch
For several weeks Leo's legs
have been the despair of his class
mates. Students feared the effect
on the audience when graduating
time came and Leo stood up with
the class, wearing knee pants and
visible legs, to receive his diploma.
Miss Eunice White, a student,
introduced a resolution in class
meeting that Leo be compelled to
wear, in addition to other things,
long pants, when he graduated.
Violent opposition was made to
the resolution by Misses Alice
Green, Bessie McKee and Louise
Dillon. Resolution was passed.