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News Notices, Barber County, Kansas

20 March 1879
Prairie Fires. -- During the past week the heavens have been made lurid by the light of prairie fires far and near. The flames have swept like a vast river of destruction, destroying fences, houses, stables and whole farms, besides the unlimited damage to stock men whose only hope is in the prairie grass upon which their cattle and horses must subsist or die. A few examples might produce a change of sentiment on this popular question. -- Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 20, 1879. (SB)

21 April 1879
A Good Man. -- Many of our readers will remember the sickness, death and misfortunes in the family of Mr. Bickle, four miles south of this town. Mr. B. has tried hard to keep his family together, but finds he can not support his five small children without asking assistance. This he has done and the people have been liberal in their response. He feels that he already owes a deep debt of gratitude to the many friends who have ministered to his family and now is compelled to allow his children to be bound out. We take occasion to here add that any family wishing to adopt one of these children, should see Mr. Vaugn and obtain all necessary information they may desire. -- Medicine Lodge Cresset, April 21, 1879. (SB)

6 July 1882
Pension. -- Our friend, J. R. Easley, has received something of a bonanza in the shape of arrears of pension to the amount of $1,100. We are glad to note this, John was not only a good soldier but is a very deserving citizen. Medicine Lodge Cresset, July 6, 1882. (SB)

1 August 1879
We are indebted to Jas. A. Lockard, for the following list of men owning fifty head and over of cattle, and living in Elwood Township:
Hunter & Evans - 10,000 (of the Comanche Pool)
J.B. Doyle - 500
Mr. Jones - 400
Coe, Miller & Westover - 300
Mr. McKinney - 200
Wm. Lockard - 171
McCole - 150
J.C. Boston - 150
John Jones - 120
Wm. Hudson - 100
McGrath Broís. - 90
Manuel Kurtzner - 90
J. Cushion - 85
J.A. Lockard - 85
Wm. Mosher - 75
C.B. Hudson - 75
-- The Cressett, August 1, 1879. (Contributed by Kim Fowles)

29 August 1879
The Patrols -- Camp Elmwood, August 24, 1879: Eds. Cresset: Captain Hibbits was seriously hurt yesterday by his horse falling with him. The horse stumbled, throwing him quite a distance. He fell on his head and is unconscious up to the present. Doctor Rigg is with him and has hopes of his speedy recovery. In regard to the Indians along the line, it may be said as it used to be said of the Potomac: "All quiet!" Patrol Guard. -- Medicine Lodge Cresset, August 29, 1879. (SB)

13 July 1882
Cap. Pepperd has disposed of his ranch and cattle on Upper Mule Creek to Mr. Watson and other parties for the handsome sum of $70,000. Lawrence Pepperd we understand has also sold out to the same parties for $17,000. -- Medicine Lodge Cresset, July 13, 1882.

10 May 1883
The reported sale of Capt. Pepperd's ranch and cattle on Mule Creek proves to be a mistake. The trade was broken we understand and the price offered for the ranch. The Capt. asking $25,000 for the ranch and range and the offer being $15,000. -- Medicine Lodge Cresset, May 10, 1883.

26 April 1883
Killed By Explosion -- It seems that a young man by the name of Gerdrich very foolishly tried the experiment of shooting into a powder mill near Larned last Sunday. It is probable the young man never knew what struck him. The mill contained about 1.500 pounds of powder, the explosion shook buildings over a half mile distant. Medicine Lodge Cresset, April 26, 1883. (SB)

28 May 1885
Wm. Maher, of Great Bend, member of the Comanche Pool, was in the city Monday. He reports the number of cattle at the round up in the pool, up to date, 30,000, and thinks it will reach 35,000. This passes their expectations about 15,000. -- Kansas Prairie Dog , published in Lake City, May 28, 1885. (KF)

3 September 1885
McClelland Adams, of Sun City, while in town last Saturday took occasion to do some reckless shooting on leaving town, and on arriving at Sun City gave himself up to the officers at that place. No complaint having been entered nor no warrant issued for his arrest, he was arraigned for trial, and our citizens were notified to appear as witnesses Monday afternoon. On the arrival of the party from this city they were informed that a verdict had been reached, that the defendant had been fined one dollar and costs, which had been partly paid by the citizens. This knocks the socks off of frontier justice, and if such proceedings as indulged in by Adams is tolerated in Sun City, it is no wonder that so many disgraceful rows occur at that place. -- Kansas Prairie Dog, published in Lake City, September 3, 1885. (KF)

30 June 1886
The Comanche County Pool, which for so many years practically controlled the county after which it was named, is now however a thing of the past. The members of this pool have for the past few years been buying up ranch property in Montana, near the Missouri river, until now they possess many thousands of acres of choice grazing lands. A week ago Monday the pool members shipped two train loads of their young cattle to Montana and more will follow at once. The animals will be taken by rail to Chadron Nebraska where they will be unloaded from the cars and driven across the country to the grazing lands, a distance of three hundred miles. -- Sharon News, June 30, 1886. (KF)

14 Oct 1886
The funeral of the three Weaver boys, who were shot and hanged by a mob at Anthony last spring, was preached in that city last Sunday, at the request of the wives of two of the boys. The services were conducted by Rev. Edwards, so we have ben informed. -- Kiowa Hearld, October 14, 1886. (SB)

7 January 1887
Off For No-Manís Land. -- A meeting was held at the office of E.W. Hill, county surveyor on Friday nigh of last week, the object being to organize a colony to settle in the No-Manís Land. The scheme was talked over by the dozen persons present, and the meeting adjourned to meet at the same place at 7 oíclock Monday night: On Monday night about thirty-five persons assembled to talk over the project. Mr. W. T. Evans, who has been in that country for some months, explained the practicability of the movement, and thought now was the time to secure farms and town lots for all who wanted them. On motion of R.U. Wheelock, Mr. D.J. Aber was made chairman, and W.G. Musgrove secretary. The chairman stated that he was satisfied the strip was public land. It was moved and carried that a committee of five be appointed to draft by-laws and rules and regulations for the colony. The following gentlemen were selected as such committee: Messrs. Brown, Evans, Jessup, Willson and E.W. Hill. -- The Chief, January 7, 1887. (KF)

18 March 1887
Walter Fulton has been visiting his parents in Comanche county, his wife accompanied him. -- The Union, Sun City, Kansas. (KF)

5 July 1887
MISSING -- Riley Draper, of Luray, Clark county, Mo. He is fifty years old, five feet nine inches in height, spare built, weighing about 150 pounds, rather dark complexion, full beard, blue eyes. He left Kirksville, Mo., March 13, last, was in Kansas City, March 18, and was on his way to western Kansas to locate on government land and has not been heard of since. His friends fear sickness or foul play. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received by his wife, Sarah E. Draper, Luray, Mo., or S. Draper, Niobrara, Neb. Newspapers please publish. -- Kansas Weekly Ledger, July 5, 1887. (SB)

8 July 1887
Wash Phillips, a red-headed boy who attended a school we taught in Missouri fifteen years ago, hailed us on the street the other day. Wash was a wild boy then and we gave him the regulation doses of hickory-oil daily, but he now owns a broad section of land in the western part of this county, and counts his cattle by the hundreds. We are glad to know of his prosperity, but what pleases us best, is the fact that he has not forgotten the old political training, and will whoop up the boys in his section in a way that will tell the final county. -- The Chief, July 8, 1887. (KF)

21 October 1887
R.W. Phillips and family, who have been spending seven weeks on their Comanche county farm, were here yesterday on their way to Chicago, where they will winter. -- The Union, October 21, 1887. (KF)

4 May 1888
The following items remain uncalled for in the post office at Sun City Kansas, May 1, 1888. Parties calling for same, please say advertised. R.W. Phillips, Mr. H.S. Burdick - 2, Thoís Callison. P.M. -- Medicine Lodge Index, May 4, 1888. (KF)

11 May 1888
Mr. John Bullock was unfortunate enough to fall through the ladder-hole in the barn at the Evans ranch, and cripple himself last Saturday night, while moving so as to be out of the way of high water. -- Medicine Lodge Index, May 11, 1888. (KF)

25 May 1888
Walt Fulton who has been visiting his parents near Comanche City, says Sun City is doing the most business of any town he saw in while visiting. -- The Union, Sun City, Kansas. (KF)

May 1899
The preliminary trial of Robt. Jesse and Al Coble, charged with assault with intent to kill Howard Parker, was heard before Justice Morris Monday and resulted in the binding over of the defendants to the District Court in the sum of $300 each. G.M. Martin has been employed by Mr. Parker to assist the county attorney, and Ellis & Ellis represent the defendants. -- Medicine Lodge Cresset, __ May 1899. (EB & KF.)

18 Dec 1901
Rye Woodward has enlisted for the Philippine service. He was attending school at Salina when the fever struck him. His cousin, Jim tried to get in but was rejected. Barber County Index, December 18, 1901. (SB)

1 January 1902
Insane Hungarian -- Under sheriff Greever brought an insane Hungarian up from Kiowa Saturday. Since the patient is not a citizen of the state he cannot be admitted to the insane asylum and Barber county has an elephant on her hands. The people of Kiowa do not know where he came from. He drifted in about three weeks ago. Barber County Index, January 1, 1902. (SB)

26 February 1902
Going to the Bad. -- Frank Simpson, Jr., son of our extownsman, J. F. Simpson, was arrested in Wichita Friday for stealing some harness and an ax, all valued at $7. His cousin, Lester Simpson, caused the warrant to be issued and the boy will land in the reform school. For a long time, Frank has been a miscreant, and his relatives have been trying to straighten him up and make a man of him, but without good results. He seems to be worse than he was when he left here. The reform school is the proper place for the lad. -- Barber County Index, February 26, 1902. (SB)

2 April 1902
Rev. Lowther Convicted. -- Rev. Granville Lowther was found guilty of heresy by a committee appointed to try his case by the Winfield M. E. Conference last week. On the surface it appears that the brethren found him guilty because he did not believe in a literal serpent in the Garden of Eden, but in reality he was discharged from the ministry because he advocated Socialism. --Barber County Index, April 2, 1902. (SB)

2 April 1902
Stole a Pint of Whiskey -- Roy Brannan and Willie and Charlie Lewis were arrested at Kiowa last week charged with having broken open a box at the depot and stealing a bottle of whiskey, Sheriff Gano brought the boys up Tuesday evening. They had a trial on Wednesday before Judge Collins, and after the trail was completed, the parents of the boys consented to sending them to the reform school and on Thursday they were committed to the reform school at Topeka by Probate Judge Lacy. The Bannon boy is 11 years of age and the Lewis boys are 11 and 14. They are the sons of Lucy E. Bannon and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lewis. They are bright boys but need more attention than they have been given. Sheriff Gano will take the boys away today. -- Barber County Index, April 2, 1902. (SB)

4 June 1902
Boer War Ended. -- Late press dispatches say that the South African war is at an end. The British make some concessions, but in the main the Boers were forced to surrender their liberty and as a nation are wiped from the face of the earth. This conflict was in operation two years and eight months. It cost Great Britain one and one-fourth billion dollars and 22,206 men killed and 73,982 crippled and invalids. The total available fighting forces of the Boers was 50,000. These were reduced to 8,000 part being prisoners and part killed. This is the most cruel war in modern history and an instance in which might instead of right prevailed. The world sorrows and sympathizes with the weak though brave people of South Africa in their oppression. Barber County Index, June 4, 1902. (SB)

17 December 1902
Brick Side Walks Galore. -- It will not be long until the business parts of the city will be paved with brick to take the place of the old worn out side-walks. Pavements were put in last week in front of Glasier's store, Young's drug store, Harry Briant's barber shop, Seller's store and the Cresset office and the material is on hand to put in more adjoining. The old awnings were torn down and it would be a good idea if the owners of these buildings would substitute canvas awnings. These improvements make the city appear modern and up-to-date. Barber County Index, December 17, 1902. (SB)

21 January 1903
No Habeas Corpus. -- The attorneys for Oscar Crawford, G. M. Martin and Col. J. W. Crawford, made application for bail via the habeas corpus route before Judge Gillett at Anthony last Thursday but the application was denied. County Attorney Tincher resisted the application. Court will convene February 9th and the Crawford case will be among the first tried. Barber County Index, January 21, 1903. (SB)

28 January 1903
Alex McKinney Shot. -- Alex McKinney, who lived here in the 1880's but in late years was on the police force in Kansas City, was shot on Wednesday while attempting to apprehend an insane man, and died on Friday. McKinney did not know that the man was armed and as he went to take hold of him the demented man shot him in the head. McKinney did not lose consciousness until about half hour before he died. -- Barber County Index, January 28, 1903. (SB)

8 July 1903
Pension Applications. -- The Pension Board examined five applications at Dr. Moore's office in this city last week. They are as follows:
David Morland, Medicine Lodge, Increase.
John Young, Turkey Creek, Original.
James W. Grigsby, Attica, Increase.
Moses Rotledger, Carmen, O. T. Increase. (Oklahoma Territory)
Richard V. Gant, Medicine Lodge, Increase.
Benjamin F. Kemp, Medicine Lodge, Increase.
Barber County Index, July 8, 1903. (SB)

5 August 1903
A. L. Nobel's Arm Broken. -- A. L. Nobel was unfortunate enough to have his arm broken while looking over his new house now in the course of construction at Winfield, on Saturday. He fell from the sleepers on the first floor where a loose board tipped up, on some rocks in the cellar. The arm was broken between the elbow and the shoulder. It is his right arm. It is not thought the accident will detain him from business. Barber County Index, August 5, 1903. (SB)

5 August 1903
Warren Simpson Hurt -- A horse fell with Warren Simpson on Monday and broke his collar bone and shoulder. He was brought to town and cared for at his mother's home. Dr. Coleman set it and pronounces it a bad fracture. Mr. Simpson was starting to a neighbor's farm to assist in threshing when the accident happened. Barber County Index, August 5, 1903. (SB)

5 August 1903
A Fighting Horse -- J. B. Gano was badly used up on Monday morning by his big white dray horse. The horse struck him in the face on the breast with his forefeet while Mr. Gano was harassing him. The stroke on the face resulted in a deep cut on the cheek from the upper part of the nose to the mouth. Dr. Coleman was called and it required eight stitches to sew up the wound. The cut extended entirely through the cheek. The wound in the breast was not so severe. Mr. Gano suffers a great deal but it is not thought to be a critical case. Barber County Index, August 5, 1903. (SB)

5 August 1903
Killed at Attica -- A boy belonging with the Howeshow outfit which was here last Friday, was killed at Attica on their departure that night. He was run over by the train. We have learned nothing more concerning the accident. Barber County Index, August 5, 1903. (SB)

5 August 1903
A Close Call -- Russell Hardy, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hardy of this city, met with what at first seemed to be a serious accident, Saturday evening. He had just mounted his pony, a gentle animal that all the children have been riding for months when the animal for some reason went to violently bucking. Russell stayed with the pony like a regular old broncobuster till about the third round when he was thrown about six feet into the air and landed on his head and back, on the hard ground. He was at once carried into the house and Dr. Billy summoned but he remained unconscious from the time the accident occurred, 7 p.m., until one o'clock a.m. that night. He then became conscious and falling into a sound sleep woke up in the morning all right. It was a close call and we congratulate Russell that the result was no worse. (- Alva Record.) Barber County Index, August 5, 1903. (SB)

5 August 1903
Injured by Horse -- H. J. Parker brought his boy, Robert, about 10 years old, to town yesterday to have Dr. Kociell amputate the end of his finger. Robert was feeding corn to a horse and the horse got hold of his finger as well as the corn, and crushed the end of it. Dr. Kociell did a neat job of it and the boy is getting along all right. Barber County Index, August 5, 1903. (SB)

11 November 1903
Judge Collins Deals out Justice. -- Charles Yessen was fined five dollars and costs by Judge Collins last Thursday for disturbing the peace, on complaint of C. M. Porter. Mr. Yessen works for R. D. Porter who resides a few miles east of town. He got on the war-path because he heard that Charley Porter had spoken of him in a derogatory manner. He went after Charley with a hammer in hand but did no more damage than to hit Mr. Porter's horse with a blow which staggered the animal. He pleaded guilty when he was arraigned. On October 30th John Reif was given a similar dose by the same court. He was arrested for making a gun play on Ed. Parker, near the latter's home in Mingona township. Reif also entered a plea of guilty and took his medicine. Barber County Index, November 11, 1903. (SB)

11 November 1903
Suit for Divorce. -- James M. Clark brought suit for divorce against his wife, Charlotte Clark, last week. He alleges gross neglect of duty, absence from home, abuse and improper conduct toward other men. Seward I. Field is his attorney. Barber County Index, November 11, 1903. (SB)

11 November 1903
Frank Vennum Goes Free. -- The supreme court last week handed down a decision reversing the district court in the Vennum case and as a result will not have to serve a year in the penitentiary. Mr. Vennum was convicted last February on a charge of embezzlement. He had A. M. Lumpkin's horse in training at Wichita and sold to him, claiming authority from Lumpkin. He was arrested and convicted. The supreme court reversed the lower court, on appeal. The reversal calls for a new trial, but since Mr. Vennum's attorney's now control the county attorney's office there is no one to prosecute and it is not likely that anyone will take sufficient interest to employ an attorney, so that in all probability the case will be dismissed. The Hamlin rape case was affirmed. Tolbert Hamlin who was convicted about two years ago, was up on appeal on the ground of a prejudiced jury, but the supreme court did not give him any relief. Barber County Index, November 11, 1903. (SB)

6 January 1904
A Valuable Find. -- On Monday W. T. Wheat found a certificate of $150 stock in the Bay State Savings Company of Boston in favor of Wm. Carroll, now deceased. The certificate was found under a sheet of tin which was stacked to the bottom of Mr. Carroll's carpenter's tool chest which Mr. Wheat purchased some time ago. He happened to be cleaning it out and rearranging it and took up the tin merely out of curiosity. The certificate has every appearance of being worth its face, from the endorsements which appear on it, and Mr. Wheat has written to Mrs. Carroll at Lincoln, Nebraska, telling her of it. It is believed that Mr. Carroll put it there for safe keeping and did not inform any of the family of it before his death. Barber County Index, January 6, 1904. (SB)

15 January 1915
Aetna Items -- Jno. Arrington & brother are at the ranch this week. He is moving a family on the Evansville ranch. -- The Hardtner Press, Friday, January 15, 1915.

13 Feb 1918
Residence Destroyed by Fire -- The Holiday residence on north Walnut street, was destroyed by fire last Wednesday afternoon about four o'clock. The Post family has occupied the house for several months, but there was no one at home at the time the fire started. It is thought the fire started by an explosion from the stove. The house was burned to the ground and most of the furniture destroyed or seriously damaged. There was no insurance on the furniture but there was $750 on the building, which was owned by Miss Fern Gibson. The Posts are making their home temporarily with Mrs. Post's sister, Mrs. J. F. Thomas. Barber County Index, February 13, 1918. (SB)

26 December 1935
SUN GLASSES -- Sun glasses should be chosen according to the temperament of the driver. Amber, yellow or pinkish lenses should be worn if the motorist is inclined to be slow or ultra cautious; while the jerky, impatient driver should wear blue or green. This is the conclusion of Dr. Edwin H. Silver, of Washington, who has made an extensive study of visual tests for motorists both here and abroad. Dr. Silver, who is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, is directing the research work of a national committee to determine just what constitutes safety vision for motorists. His studies have shown a direct relation between color and its effect on the actions of various types of persons, especially when behind the wheel or even when "back seat" driving. -- , December 26, 1935. (SB)

14 January 1937
SOPER HOME BURNS -- The home of Noble Soper and family, five miles northwest of Medicine Lodge was totally destroyed by fire about 6 o'clock on last Saturday evening. The family was in town at the time and before neighbors could reach the house, it had burned to the ground, completely destroying all the contents. The fire originated in the roof near the chimney, which had evidently become overheated. It was first noticed by Henry ____wick and son who went immediately to give what help they could, but the fire had gained such headway that nothing could be saved. No insurance was carried, it was said. The family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Soper and their two small children aged four and six. -- Barber County Index, January 14, 1937. (SB)

23 December 1937
HATCHERY DESTROYED -- The McMahon hatchery, Attica, one of the largest in this section of the country, was destroyed by fire last Sunday evening. The hatchery had just started its season's business and had 1,200 week-old baby chicks in the building when it caught fire; also 6,000 eggs, all of which were a total loss. Origin of the fire was believed to have been due to an accumulation of gas in the heating stove, which exploded, and set fire to the building. Damage was estimated at $8,000. It was partially covered by insurance and other relatives. (- Anthony Times) -- Barber County Index, December 23, 1937. (SB)

23 December 1937
ANTHONY HOSPITAL DAMAGED BY FIRE -- The Calloway hospital at Anthony suffered heavy damage from flames on Friday of last week, when fire which started from a short circuit in the basement spread slowly through other floors. All patients were removed safely and were housed in homes in the vicinity of the hospital. The patients included three mothers of babies from three to five day old. Dr. Galloway lost valuable surgical instruments. Repair work on the hospital started immediately. A similar incident occurred at Sharon recently when fire damaged the Sharon hospital destroying the contents of one of the rooms. No patients were in the building at the time. The fire there also originated from a short circuit in an electric refrigerator. The Sharon hospital is operated by Dr. Gacusana. -- Barber County Index, December 23, 1937. (SB)

21 December 1938
DRIVE IN MARKET -- Jim Giles and Lonnie Warrington are announcing the opening of their Drive In Market on Friday of this week. They have a mighty fine place on US 160, a half block east of main street. They ask you to drop in and see them. -- Barber County Index, April 21, 1938. (SB)

23 March 1944
TWO MEDICINE LODGE SOLDIERS HURT IN ACTION -- Word has been received here that two Medicine Lodge soldiers were recently wounded in action. Mrs. Rosie Kinsey was informed this week that her son, Henry, who is with the Army Engineers had been wounded in Italy on February 18 and press dispatches Tuesday morning told of Pvt. Wade V., Phye, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Phye, being wounded. He was stationed in the Mediterranean area. -- Barber County Index, March 23, 1944. (SB)

20 April 1944
William Ellison Is Killed In Action -- William D. Ellison received word last week that his grand nephew, Wm. (Billy) Ellison, 21, had been killed at an early hour April 6. He had been a Marine since July, 1941. -- Barber County Index, April 20, 1944. (SB)

29 June 1944
PFC. CLYDE KIGGINS KILLED IN ACTION ON ITALIAN FRONT -- Miss Wanda Zandle received word last week of the death of Pfc. Clyde Kiggins, who was killed in action in Italy on May 20 after two years of military service. He is the son of Mrs. Wm. Keefer of Uniontown, Pa., but has many friends here in Barber county. -- Barber County Index, June 29, 1944. (SB)

17 August 1944
CAPT. RICHARDSON IS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE -- Word was received here on Tuesday that Capt. Douglas J. Richardson, grandson of T. H. Richardson had been killed in action in France. Although Capt. Richardson lived in Wichita when he went into the service he has many relatives and acquaintances here. His wife and nine months old son have made their home with her parents in Kansas City, Mo., since Capt. Richardson went overseas in April. -- Barber County Index, August 17, 1944. (SB)

24 August 1944
Technician 4th grade David L. Clawson has been awarded the Purple Heart. -- Barber County Index, August 24, 1944. (SB)

28 September 1944
SMALL GIRL FALLS FROM SECOND FLOOR -- Rita Schnells, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Schnells had the misfortune to fall from a second story window at their home on Friday, landing on a cement walk. She received head injuries but is responding well to treatment. -- Barber County Index, September 28, 1944. (SB)

28 September 1944
PATTY WARD BREAKS ARM IN SKATING FALL -- Patty Ward, 11 year old daughter of Coach V. O. Ward, fell while roller skating last week, breaking her right arm. She was taken to Hardtner where the bone was set, but due to the nature of the break, she will be taken back Friday when they will put in a silver plate. -- Barber County Index, September 28, 1944. (SB)

6 October 1966
Nashville Man Awarded Bronze Star -- Army Major Alfred L. Thieme, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Thieme, Route 7, Nashville, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal Sept. 18 at Phan Rang, Vietnam, for heroism in combat. August 12-13, Maj. Thieme was commanding units is an attempt to establish a landing zone for friendly forces. Upon reaching the landing zone, his units came under heavy sniper fire from fortified defensive positions. With complete disregard for his safety he dashed among his troops pointing out targets and possible routes of advance. Through his exceptional leadership and daring example, his task force overrun the enemy, capturing fifteen Viet Cong and eleven weapons, according to his citation. Maj. Thieme is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne. He entered on active duty in June 1952 and arrived overseas on this tour of duty in February of this year. The major received his commission from the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y. where he received his B. S. degree and he also received a M. A. degree in 1964 from Georgetown University, Washington, D. C. He is a member of the Sigma Alpa Epsilon fraternity. Maj. Thieme has received the Combat Infantryman's Badge. His wife, Olga, lives at Falls Church, Va. Barber County Index, October 6, 1966. (SB)


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