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THE EVENING WORLD, MONDAY, JULY 10, 1922.
17 TIYT TPI! k i A kT wrks at 3 JoUSm idy3X Honrs,! IrXflAlLmnrt ns 3 CoMeDerees So He Can 3e a J AwVC m n i i ft if ils Policeman, Haislip Now Holds Record for Number of. Arrests in Washington Police Department As Reporter, Covering Police Headquarters, Has Many "Scoops" to His Credit As Law Student, Puts In Rest of His 20V Hours Preparing for New "Job" Earned 3 Law Degrees in 3 Years wan going to tako a long lay-off. "Where do you expect to go for your rest?" was asked. "Oh, I'm not going: anywhere, but I expect to confine myself to one Job for awhile and that will be my duties In the Police Department. Incidentally. It may be mentioned that Halsllp In doing- several hours "reserve" duty In connection with the railroad strike, which means sleeping in the station house subject to call after ho has completed his regular quota of hours. But he has had more than a speaking acquaintance with hardship and he didn't think this worth mentioning. Mrs. Halsllp men tioned It when I was trying to locate her husband for an Interview. Here Is a brief outline of Halsllp's busy life, which should make many pampered American boys pause und thlnki Horn In the little town of Flncastle. Va., July 4, 1893, which makes him 29 years old last week. Graduated from the Flncastlo High School at the ago of IS. Took a course ut Virginia Polytech nic Institute at his own expense. Worked In coal mines near his home. Enlisted In United Stutes Navy at age of 16. Served ten years under the Aug, In- Kxpert gunner and broko record for number of hits on stcondary battery. Waa with detachment which cap tured Vera Cruz. Apill 22, 1914, In the Mexican trouble. Married In 1915 when ho was 22. Hcslgned from navy three years ngi to tako up law studies In Washing ton, uml accepted position on Wash ington police Toice In order to avnil himself of the city's splendid law schools and libraries. Took thtee law degrees In three years, having been awarded Hachclor nf I,uwn, Master of Laws nnd nlso Master of Patent luiw. a i Copyright, 1BJ2 (New York Kenlnc Wotim. fcy I'rem ruuilsmnr uompauy. ASHINGTON, July 8. An average of thi'"J and one-half hours tier day devoted to sleep for the past flvo years. Tho other ?enty and one-half hours occupied Urlth work and study. This is the explanation of Will D. Balsllp! Washington policeman, of he has won three law degrees jn three years while supporting a wife And two children by working at the imo tlmo as a member of tho pollco rerce, and, In addition, "doing" police news for Washington newspapers and i soliciting insurance and performing f other odd Jobs. "I .haven't slept much," was Hals Hp's brief answer to tho question of The Evening World Interviewer as to "how he did It." Pressed for details, he Bald ho had not averaged more than threo and one-half hours' sleep out of twenty-four and that fre quently. In order to keep up with his work and studies, he had been com pelled to forego all rest and go to his class rooms at 5 o'clock In tho after noon without having a wink of sleep kjter working all night and studying of financial resources during this battle to equip himself for the career to which ho aspires. "I expect to relax now for a while," he said, somewhat wearily, as ho gazed at the row of framed certificates over his desk In the hallway of his homo at No. 1112 New York Avenue In Wash ington, which attest his legal acumen. I wa3 prepared to hear him say he ( 10 I m J Mil MS m ;' A II I. m Will D. HA1SLIP as a Poh'ceman an inspiring story, this recital 'A It la J jjGf tho life history of a Virginia boy hrown on his own resources at un ftarly age. Ho doesn't talk boastlngly, fluid he doesn't complain of having 'had a tough time of it. Hn hm ndmit tho course of tho interview that feU chief drawback had been his lack mi .iin mud.', at'i'mdiiig (o police rec- ft-Halim. Ilo admits ncn-Bpaper woik urdH, IS7 ! Kit iniulu miesls In six Is inuro Interesting, weeks' time. Aliked 1(JW h0 0XI,aIleJ h,s re. Ih a mcmbor of the Independent Or- murkablo physical enduranca In ler of Odd KoIIowh. Junior Onler w(kliig hours far beyond th I'ulted American Mechanics. Masonic stiength of the average man, he said: order. National Unlvcrnlly Club, TlieiMlotn lltinwvnlt Plnb, luting n olllcer of the latter, lis well an tho Ma hoiiIc Club. Picfors chess as lavoillo recreation, but admits ho hasn't had much of It, xropt occaHlotmlly around Pollco J 1 'Hi Haiillp held down his first job in the coal mines near his home in Fincastle, Va. enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 16, served ten years, including the war, and rose through every grade, with a clean record, from seaman to Ensign. Resigned from the navy three years ago and took a job on the Washington police force puts in part of his spare time as a reporter on Washington news papers the rest of his waking hours are spent studying law. When he has an odd hour he solicits insurance to help pay the expenses of his studies. OS HAISLIP a.- Era's ign in the U. a . Nayy chjdlng the World War period, during by tl.. itional Unlvoralty as the re- extra money abovo salary to help out !eudiiaitoiH lietween shifts. a portion of which he was attached to suit t uking course in patent law on family Income. Favorite leading, historical subjects, battleship South Carolina. the m Also has a year's law work uais hcen co,rlnii,, , ,,. cspoelully ancient history. Also likes Rose successively through every lo ,im l'lcdt at Georgetown Law annual leavo (consisting of twenty days each year) for examinations. Has failed tn only one examination In three years, this being In tho dif- charge papers show. Never received four ,'"," llally "elicited insurance. flct eUbJcct of ' admiralty law a court martial during tho entire scr TlM. grade from apprentice seaman to Kn- School. sign, with a clean record and not a ll,rh6'1 ai extra reporter on single mark against him, as his dls- Wahhitit-'on newspapers from two o has wntten wills and othor legal Holds record for number of anosts books between times. papers ond searched titles, to make In Washington Police Departmfnt, t ShakcSpcaio and nickens, with which ho Is familiar, but prefers hiHtory. This gives a kaloldoscoplo view of Ifamlip's career, tmt It doesn't tegln to ewi' un Ido.i of tho long hou-s of toll and intensive application to his Police Forco will, before many years, bo "Mr, Halsllp, the eminent lawyer." "I suppose It Is becauso I have al ways done tho thlngH that I like to do. I huvo found my work Interest Ing In tho rxtierne. Thut has mado It eusler. I have always been a student of human nature and have found loU of It In my line. Work as nn officer, newspaper reporter and Insuranoo solicitor bus In ought mo In contact with many people who have Interested mi-. My only handicap has been finances. 1 have never been financed fiom u..y source except myself." Halsllp has "covered" Police Head iiuaiters for Washington newspaper lor tho past three years. Ho has a Ncrapbook filled with clippings of his stories. Ho has many "scoops" to his credit and he Is especially proud of his newspaper work. He possesses a good, square Jaw, Impressing one with his quality of determination. He has wavy brown hair and dark blue eyes. A thin streak of gray hair Is showing up heie and there, and a few lines undrr the eyes speak eloquently of the burn ing of midnight ,011. That unmistak able and traditional murk of the sailor, the tattoo, Is visible on his arms as ho sits at the typewriter which Is on the roll top desk In the hall of his residence. A law library stands next to his desk and books and legal papcis of all kinds are In evidence. Ho Is proud of his certificate as mato of an ocean steamer, which he has had framed. Ho studied engt neerlnir and worked at it. One of his most highly prized pos sessions Is a German police dog which ha brought back from (.broad. At the present rate of progress. Private Halsllp of the Metropolitan Ho expects to mako the law bli pro- 'I.