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Mis Nor a Larso Secures
Declares Travels
Bloo a Nerves To
Spina Cord.
After being out seven hours, a jury
in district court last Thursday brought
in a verdict of $12,698 for Miss Nora
Larson, 27 years old, in her suit for
$50,000 damages against the Chicago
& Northwestern railroad.
Miss Larscn who lives on a farm near
Ellsworth, Wis., alleged that her legs
wer paralyzed and she was rendered
helpless invalid as the result of a
brakeman shoving her on the trtin
at North Lake, Wis., on August 3,
The railroad introduced testimony to
show that Miss Larson had been
quarantined for infantile paralysis
four days after the alleged accident
and charged that her present condition
was due to that disease.
Many Experts Testify.
Both sides used expert medical
testimony. Among the New Ulm
physicians appearing in the case were:,
Dr. 0. C. Strickler, Dr. L. A. Fritsche
and Dr. J. H. Vogel. Among the
others called was Dr. Edward Carl
Rosenow of Rochester, a world famous
authority on infantile paralysis.
Miss Larson was brought into the
courtroom in a wheeled chair. She
was carried to the witness stand by
her father. She told the jury that
she had boarded a Northwestern trcin
to visit an uncle and aunt residing a.t
Kaeses, Wis., near Milwaukee. At
North Branch she had been ordered
off the train by a brakeman w"
told her that it was her destination.
When the brakeman found out his
mistake he ordered her back on the
train. She alleged she was shoved
on to the train without the assisterce
of a brakeman's step or stool with
the result that she injured her spine.
Railroad Not to Blame.
The railroad, on the other hand,
claimed that she had got off of the
train and again mounted into it of
her own volition. But the main ar
gument in the defense of the railroad
was the contention tjiat Miss Larson
had been attacked by infantile paraly
sis four days after the accident.' She
had been quarantined for 16 weeks at
the home of her uncle and aunt be
fore she was able to return.to her own
home, according to testimony intro
Dr. Rosenow on Stand.
The outstanding testimony of the
defendants medical .experts was that
of Dr. Rosenow who related in dram
atic fashion the great fight agai-ist
infantile paralysis and of his success
in finding a serum which would stay
the ravages of the disease and effect
cures where the treatment was started
in time. He had made an examina
tion of Miss Larson, he declared, and
was positive that her present condition
was caused by infantile paralysis. ,,
Disease is Peculiar.
"One of the peculiarities of this
disease is the reason it selects a strong,
healthy person for its attack when
there appear to be no other cases in the
vicinity," Dr. Rosenow said. "The
answer is that the victim has every
thing just right for the disease to oc
cur. The plains usually begin two or
three days before the paralysis sets in.
"The germ may come from some
body else who has the disease. Or a
germ closely related to the virus of
infantile paralysis may acquire this
particular power in the body of the
individual! I is possible, also, that
there are infantile paralysis carriers
who transmit the disease to others
without suffering from it themselves. .,.
Germ Has Long Life.
"From my investigations I know
that the paralysis germ is so fine that
it will go through bacteria niters and
that it will continue to live for years.
The germ comes from the nose,
throats, teeth or tonsils and can be
coughed out. The germ produces a
low grade inflammation of the nose
and throat. It travels either by the
blood or the nerves of the throat until it
reaches the brain and the.i the spinal
Carnival Employes Plead
Guilty to Charges
Against Them. T*
Stanley Entler, alias Billy Edwards,
and Leo H. Haliey, were sentenced
Saturday by Judge I. M. Olsen to
from one to seven years in the St.
Clond reformatory, when they pleaded
guilty to indictments returned against
them by the grand jury. Edwards was
charged with attempted carnal know
ledge and Haliey with carnal know
ledge. They were employes of a car
nival which showed at New Ulm dur
ing the Homecoming celebration. They
were arrested on August 28 and have
been confined in the Brown County
jail since that date..
Ed. Polsin, formerly of Springfield,
has been released on bonds of $500
following his plea of not guilty to two
indictments which were returned
against him by the grand jury. One
charges the selling of mortgaged chat
tel property and the other the passing
of a check for $17.39 on the National
bank of Springfield. Polsin was ar
rested by W. H. Gieseke, deputy
sheriff near Brooten, Stearns county*
where he is now farming. s.r.
The cases of Polsin and J. F. Pen
heiter of Mountain Lake will be taken
up when court resumes its session at
10 a. m., January 8, following the ad
journment last Saturday lor the hoiir
days. Penheiter, who is now at li
berty under a boncTot $1,000 is charged
with perjury.'/ ^-x'-'i%
.Just previous to adjournment the
jury brought in a verdict of not guillgc
in the case of the State of Minnesota
against John Ubl. Ubl was charged
with carnal knowledge of Clara Wind
schitl. The jury disagreed in this
case at the May term of court. Two
other cases are still pending against
Evenin Class Will
ducted. If Sufficient:'
N Enroll.
(Contfrraed on page 3.)
Appeal Issued For Aliens
To Grasp Opportunity
of Instruction.
Registration will be held at 7:30
p. m. Tuesday, January 9 in Room
114 on the second floor of the high
school building for an evening class
in preparation for citizenship, Arnold
Gloor, superintendent ofschsols, an
nounces. Mr. Gloor asked that every
one desiring to enter the class be on
hand so that the school authorities
may know whether or not- there is
going to be a sufficient enrollment to
justify tne expense of conducting the
class.' .•.'-.. Tft^mij
Hein Will Teach CU«». H^
Evening classes have been conducted
in the public schools for citizenship
during the past two years for the bene.
fit of men and women of foreign birth.'
These classes have been taught by.
Herman Hein who is well fitted for
such work by reason.of his knowledge
of both the English and German
languages, his broad sympathy, and
his faith in American institutions.
Many who apply for citizenship
papers are rejected because they show
a lack of knowledge of the..essentials
of our government. These evening
classes offer an opportunity to get
acquainted with the framework and
spirit ot our local, state, and na'tional
government Training is also offered to take care of it
in the reading, writing and spelling of
English without which political dis
cussions in the ^ress and on the plat
form cannot be followed and without
which an intelligent participation in
the duties of citizenship is impossible/
'r Class Needs Support, ggg
All who have friends, employes or
neighbors who need the benefits which
may be obtained from this proposed
class can render an important service
to them by calling attention to the
opportunity to enrcll in the course on
January 9. In some cases aliens may
be timid about registering and friends
will be doing a service to accompany
them to the school on this first night
(Continued-oa page 4.) '^to_
As Helpers Of Santa Claus
They Distribute Thous
ands Of Gifts, H$t'
Peak Is Reached Thursday
When 21,000 Missives
Are Cancelled.
Any one who does not already know
that Santa Claus has his headquarters
in New Ulm should have visited the
local post office at any time during
the eight days preceding Christmas.r
Mountains and mountains of grimy
mail sacks stuffed to the top with
Merry Christmas wishes and gifts
galore to gladden the hearts of New
Ulm girls and boys, big and little,
filled the spacious work room of the
Federal building and when one moun
tain of mail melted away under the
flying fingers of Santa Claus' helpers,
the post office clerks, another moun
tain of sacks took its place only to
give way in turn to still another and
another. Any one with imaginative
powers standing in the midst of these
heaped up sacks of Christmas. cheer
would have thought of all the thous
and and thousands of kind thoughts
that prompted the sending of the
myriads of parcels froin friend to
friend. No one could see this sight
unmoved by the thought of the Christ
mas spirit that still lives in this some
what disappointing old world.
No Hard times Here.
Another qeustion that might have
been similarly settled is the one as to
whether times are really hard or not.
Every one thinks they have been
except the post office clerks who de
clare that the evidence in their busi
ness i* all against the hard time pro
position. T--1
Six Hundred Sacks Daily.
Never before in the history of the
local post office has there been such a
deluge of mail to be handled prior to
Christmas and never before have
people started so early sending their
gifts. The in-coming gifts also started
early this year and it was well that
they did as the local, post office couR
not have handled the entire amounT
had it been lumped in .the{last'three
days before the holiday. Approxim
ately 300 sacks of mail were received
every day. and as many more sent out
during the entire week proceeding
Christmas. The rush began Monday
morning and the clerks had to make
their hands fly to keep the receiving
bins empty even as early as that.
Every train, particularly the North
western trains, vomited forth a moun
tain of mail sacks whicfi Heinen, the
mail driver, faithfully and carefully
delivered to the' mail clerks who put
in strenuous hours assorting for the
carriers. Wednesday and Thursday
were the heaviest days for out-going
mail and Thursday and Friday the
heaviest days for in-coming mail.
Three extra men were employed in the
office and four extra men to deliver
and an extra truck was employed in
the parcel post delivery department.
It is estimated that an average of
twelve to fifteen hundred parcels were
mailed out from New Ulm every day
during the week.
''ijiP: Thursday Heaviest Day.
^Approximately twenty-one thous
and cancellations were made by ma
chine Thursday which was the heaviest
day. This does .npt include cancella
tion of parcel mail,,all of which had
•to be made by hand. -/The average
parcel post mail in New Ulm figures
about twenty-five hundred parcels
per week so it will be seen the v.olume
of business In this department was
about four times the usual amount
and it required four times the usual
First Class Office?
"Postage sales at the window ran be
tween two ahu
hundred dollars
per day during'the^e^k' and this a
amount' of' business'1 makes ,th^ D^
cember 1922"Yecbrcl "forty' per cent
more than that of December 1931 and
goes a long ways toward helping to
bring the New Ulm post office into the
first class division. It is hoped that
this week will see sufficient sales to
bring the receipts up to the required
amount to bring New Ulm into the
first class list. This is a resuk very
much to be desired and every one will
look forward to the announcement of
this advancement. It will mean more
(CQBtiaued paupage§.)[-*-„.
High School Will Be
fleam In January
Contests. 1 -VV
Classes Will Strive For
Siegel Trophy In
Thfc New'Ulm high school debating
team will enter t^he semi-finals for the
ohampionship of the Second Congres
sional district on February €, Super
intendent Arnold Gloor, announces.
The opponent of the New Ulm de
baters will be chosen from the winners
of a second series of debates to be held
in the district the first part of January.
Nine out of the 33 schools in the
Second Congressional district entered
teams in the preliminary debates
held December 15 and 16. The
question which has been selected for
debate in the state high school league
this year is "Resolved that the Kansas
Type of Industrial Court of Adjudica
tion .Should be Established in Minne
sota.'* New Ulm, supporting the
affirmative, defeated Sleepy Eye which
had the negative the affirmative Am
boy team defeated the negative Blue
Earth team the^ negative Sherburn
tearn was victorious over the affirma
tive team from Jackson and the Win
dom negative team won out from the
Fulda affirmative team. *-./ *.".
New Ulm £s Bye Team.
The winners in*1 this first series of
debates will now meet early in January
in a second series!. But due to the
fact that there arfan odd number of
teams in the distrijt debates,' one team
•must be the bye "team. In the first
Miss Elizabeth Hintz, Howard
Vogel and Clarence -Rolloff, the New
Ulm debaters, will devote themselves
with renewed vigor to the study of the
question after the holiday vacation,
R. J. Stewart, Principal of the high
Bchool anounced. It has not yet
been determined which side New Ulm
will draw for the semi-finals.
In the meantime preparations for
the.high school declamation contests
next month are going forward. Four
teen boys and thirteen girls have al
ready signified their intention to try
outjilThis is an unusually large num
ber and the competition is jexpected
to be keen. ?*±. -f
Wi- Plan Declamation Contest.
In try-outs to be held next month
the best boy and girl declaimed will
be chosen from each class. They will
then meet in a contest for tie Siegel
trophy. This will be awarded to the
class securing the largest number of
points. First place will count three
points, second place, two points and
third place, one noint.^JLr^ u* S-AJ
Winners in the Siegel trophy con
test will be chosen1 to represent New
Ulm in the sub-district contests. The
state has beeii divided into ten dist
ricts. One of these districts is made
up of the counties of Brown, Faribault,
Blue Earth, Nicollet, Sibley, Redwood,
Lyon, Lincoln, Yellow Medicine, Lac
Qui Parle and the towns of Xe Sueur
and Cleveland in Le Sueur county
league. These schools £av been
grouped into five sub-divisions in
which contests will be held to deter
mine the winners who will compete in
$he district contest. Th* winner of
the district coatest will go to the State
M*« Gloor is Chairman.
T^heTchainnan of the committee to
group the schools lor contests in this
district is Superintendent Arnold
Gloor. Other members *re:s Super
intendent E. S, Sell of Mankato and
Principal JJ. A.yGo*s of Boyd. $L
I 1 „. I,, .«
*. •i*£,
bye team.
the second series New Ulm has been
selected as-the bye team. New
Ulm will therefore not debate again
until the semi-finals when it will meet
one of the victorious teams in the
second series.
,/l Side Not Known. ,'^
The, district declamation ^contest
was won last year, by Howard Vpge}
yttip was th#n a spphjomorelattioe New
Ujtoo' high school/ As a freshman in
1920 he won/first place in the boys'
declamation contest. I^ast ..year he
started out by winning the boys' con
test and'went to the sub-district con
test at" St. Peter.. Here he secured
^(^oatbjuoji §Uipage-3.),
Believed To Be Same Yeggs
t* (Who Blew Vaulty$|
I At Lafayette.
Pluck Operator Arouses
-Citizens W Scare
.* Robbers .-
Officials express the belief that' the
four yeggmen who endeavored to rob
the Hanover State bank at Hanover,
Wright county, last week, may have
been members of the same gang who
were successful ia getting away with
$16,127 in cash and bonds from the
Lafayette State Bank on December 15.
The burglars in"" the two places
worked much the same way. They
began their operations at Hanover
as they did at Lafayette by cutting
telephone and telegraph wires. In
each" case they boldly pried open the
front door of the bank and brazenly
began their operations to break into
the vault.
A ,,
Girl Arouses Citizens/
But at Hanover the warning of a
merchant who saw the bandit car be
fore the bank building at 2 a. m. and
the plucky awakening1 of the town by
a telephone operator proved the un
doing of the yeggmen who sped dowa
the road before 300 half dressed citi
zens armed with guns of all descrip
tions, stove pokers and baseball bats.
Miss Leona Haefer, 16-year-old
telephone operator, was keeping her
lonely vigil when a hurry call was
flashed to the office by William Wei
man, Hanover merchant.
'''Somebody's trying to blowup the,
bank,,J declared Mr. Weiman.\ "Hur
ry up and .call GJlks&as^fiiy•ih tow-n^'
Miss Haefer hurriedif^Working her
plugs at top speed, she flashed the
alarm to house after house, not for
getting the village's only hotel. „There
are no all-night restaurants or busi
ness establishments in Hanover, which
is an inland town, reached only by
automobile or farm wagon. ,v
Town Rushes Out.
The citizens of Hanover responded
en masse, *men, women and children
pouring into the street, with overcoats
and capes thrown over their night
clothes. A few who stopped long
enough to lace their shoes missed the
excitement, since the earliest arrivals
reached the bank in time to see the
tail lights of the bandit automobile
disappear down the road leading
toward Minneapolis.
One of the first to arrive at the bank
was A. G. Kirecht, cashier of -the
Hanover State bank. He found the
door smashed in but'no other damage
done. Vault and safe were unmolest
ed, the alarm having spread rapidly
ejxough to scare away the yeggs before
they had gotten well started with their
work. Mr. Kirecht announced that
$12,000 in cash and bonds were in the
Mr. Weiman declared that he was
working on his books atj2. a. m. when
he heard a big automobile speed up the
street. He turned off his light and
went out to'investigate.^
.f:f"The bank is only a few cfoors from
my store,'" he said. ^1 saw four men
unloading some fituff from a big new
touring car, parked in front of the
bank. I watched them a minute ^nd
saw them lay two big canvas sheets
and two big tanks, which looked like
acetylene containers, on the sidewalk
at the bank door.
Twenty-eight schools in .this district Jj^Then I weat to'my telephone and
have entered the state declamation Called Miss Haefer. I didn't make
~»—J- much noise about it, either,'because
I didn't Want some bandit to take,*
shot at me."'
Telephone Girl Is Modest*
"I surely wprked fast," ^aid TSIiss
Blaefer. "Don't think I ever .worked
quite so fast in my life. I
thing I did, to^p,
^ejurghus ,«»t
The fir3 was caused by crossed wires
in the turbine, Mr. Beecher explained.
Mill employes poured chemicals on
the flames and the New Ulm fire de
partment was summoned. The der
partment poured 'on more chemicals
and the fire was extinguished. The
fire was inside the housing of the en
gine and was put out before it had
an opportunity to spread into the power
plant. -If oil on other machines had
caught fire the mill might have been
The turbine has a capacity of 800
horse power. The closing of the rye
mill is not expected to throw men out
of employment for they can be used
in other departments until it is/ again1
in operation, Mr. Beecher said.
The Klossner State Bank has re
ceived their check from the Insur
ance company to cover the loss they
sustained at the time the bank was
burglarized October 18 last. The
check amounted to $415.71 and
covered the following items: Money
taljen, $08.18, a new door to the
vault and damage to safety deposit
.boxes, -,
WillUrgtawson Gives Re
port At Meeting In
E &
Boys and Girls Club Work
Has Yielded Benefits
To County.*--$* *&
Trogftsf of the work in Brown coun
ty during the past year "in giving in
struction in cattle feeding, keeping
farm accounts, raising poultry, dairy
ing, poultry culling demonstrations,
field crops, Farmers' institutes and
boys and girls' club work was related
by Willis Lawson, county agent, at
the annual meeting of the Brown
County Farm Bureau h^eld at Sleepy
Eye, December 15. ir.
f^fit] Elect Melzer President.
«ir cable *1-
last few.
Why I couldn't cdTapnte o&£r 4 owns
and ask S ad rob-Uon, AlbTn Christian Fiedenckson,
W S%
Rye Mill Shut Down As Re
*--$,*' »ult of Blaze Itv,^^
X*Giant Turbine. M/
-**S*" «.'-»'«J*l 51,10**'
The^Eagle^^Rollerr Mills ^were
threatened with fire for a few minutes
yesterday when a flame broke out in
the giant turbine motor which is the
principal unit of the power plant. As
a result the rye mill is shut and will
be close down until an expert from
the AUis-Chalmers company at Mil
waukee can repair the damage., H. L.
Beecher, general manager of the Eagle
Mills announced. This may require a
week or 10 days.
Following the general meetifag the1,
directors elected the following officers
to serve during the coming year:
Henry Melzer, Hanska, President
James Peterson, Sleepy Eye, vice
president Edward McGowan, Sleepy
Slye, 8ecretary-treasuirer and Arthur
Zschetzsche, Sleepy Eye, county
director. •$&
First Women Chosen.
The executive committee will con
sist of.Jthe''officers and Mrs."f. D.
Ingraham, MTS. Reuben Potter .and
Mrs. John "Faliis.j This is the "first
time that any women^haate been placed
upon this committee. .The directors
named from ihe various townships for
the coming year are: C. C. Current,
Home James Peterson, Eden Joe
poster, PrairieviUe Charles Bemmele,
Stark Arthur Zschetzsche, Leaven
worth Herman- Polkow, Burnstown
I Lake Hanska r.Ad H. A. Melzer,'Lin-
"Maybe't wowd'have*been4.scare«i °^en
if I had thought that the burglars «*,,
knew enough about telephone offices "T^rpujjjh ^ie' assistances^ the
to cut all, the wires. .As was/i Farm/Bureau'the,Brown_Coun^r Wool
didn't feel so^much, frightened. It' browers association"poblejd and ship-#
was great, the way th,e people turnfed ped a carload of wool and every farmer
out. I never thought
town, fast asleep, could get out and results obtained Mr. Lawson declar
going in such a, hurry. Really, it ed., "A cow testing association for
didn't take much nerve. "Any girl
could have don© as much as. I did/2^
Agent Gives Report, ^."i
whole" in tie pool was well satisfied yitfcijie
production was organized and is now
•*,? ^Ucontiiitted from Page^2.)
Court Throws Out Second
'*"l Charge, After Hear-/
ing Case.IPS
Says Cornpicker Proposed
They Run Away To
Get Married...
Frank D. Hardie, Iowa cornpickfr,
who was arrested at Mason City, la.,
with Doris Nelson, ^year old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson,
living two miles west of Comfrey,
pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge
before Judge I. M. Olsen in Brown
county district court and was given
an indeterminate sentence of from one
to seven year.5 in Stillwater peniten
The' grand jury oh December 13
returned two indictments against
Hardie, one charging carnal knowledge
and the other abduction. Hardie re
fused to plead guilty to the second in
dictment. A jury was called and at
the conclusion of the testimony Judge
Olsen ruled that there had not been
sufficient testimony introduced to hold
the defendant on the abduction charge
and upheld the motion of Albert D.
Flor, counsel for Hardie that this in
dictment be dismissed. „, ,c*
Doris- Nelson Testifies1.
In the course of the trial on tihe ab
duction charge Doris Nelson, Mr. and
Mrs. William Nelson, her father and
mother, Ephraim Nelson, a brother,
and Miss Nora Schoedl, whpse mother
runs a restaurant at Comfrey, were
called as witnesses by W. T. Eckstein,
county a to 0
v-SDoris Nelson declared 4hat site wasTr^
1*6 years old, having been born at
Aurora, Neb., and moving .to Bashaw
township' with her parents eight yearsA
ago. She said she was a junior at the
Comfrey high school. **i
Meets Hardie at D*nce.
"I first met Hardie at a dance at
Dotson in July," the girl said. "He
was tiling in that locality. I met him
several times at dances. He came to
work on October 14 f^r my father. He
was picking corn. f^rli
"About two weeks before he left an
pecember 6 he talked about me going,
away with him and getting married.
He completed his work and my father
paid him off on December 5. That
evening I carried my clothes out IA
the hall and he packed them-in oneof
«$ his grips
Buys Ticket On Train.
"He left about 7:30 a. m., December
6 with two black suit cases. I we»t
to school in the bus at 8 a. m. and TP-^
mained in school all day. I went
down town at 4 o'clock and took the
trains'1 bought a ticket on the traift^
for Mason City^/That is where Hai
die said we were" going. Hardie got?1?
on the train at Butterfield. He hadf
gone down to Butterfield on the morn-hf
imr freight We arrived at Mason' ,i
City about 9 p. m.
"What did he write?"
"Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hartmarin.'*
"Did you at any time inform your
father and mother of your plans to
leave?" *»&?**.HS
/'No." .- ^%tg|
,j^JV i'tt t*:
Went to Rooming House/* *l -.
"Where did you go after you ar-^w
rived?" Mr. Eckstein asked.
"We went to
rooming bm^'*.-
Doris replied. V*AMJ*S
"Did you see the .defendant re-r^
gisterr^ °-m- *--w»aKA*
•^Yes." *& »jm:$zj^
Parents On Stand. fr^
WilHam Nelson, fAe father of Dorisf
declared that he had hired Hardie on gk
October 14 to pick corn/"Hardie left tm
on" December 6 with his two suit
cases. His' daughterx went' to* school
*s usual-'
shp'idid^npt' return *j*g
from school, he ajldher jnBther seEtrth
her room and found hfeis clothes had
"I got very'nervous when Doris did
not come home," Mis. Nelson said.
"We telephoned to Comfrey about
her but we could not secure any-infor
mation. .-.Then we searched her room
to find that her clothes had disap
Brother Finds Her.
Ephraim Kelson* 21 years old, de
clared'he was working on'a fann in
Cottonwood county when he received
a telephone call from home that Doris
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