O.B. Lile Chillicothion-Tribune, Chillicothe, MO 8 Aug 1921

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Chillicothion-Tribune, Chillicothe, MO 8 Aug 1921 - a them thoae MD Asks ¥o,OOO for Loss ot Bar....
a them thoae MD Asks ¥o,OOO for Loss ot Bar. Macon Chronicle. Alleging that he lost a part of ear whije O. B. Lile. was attacking him Dewey Helton, a farm hand, sued his former employer for $5,,000 damages. The case is filed in the Macon circuit court, and is down trial at) the September term at LaPlata. LaPlata. Lile, the defendant, runs a farm near Gift'ord, in north Macon county. Helton worked for him, and they a disagreement over a settlement.' There was a fight between the two men which is said to have ended a draw. Helton and Lile are about the .same size and weight, neither being very large,- but both of them f u l l of sand. After the indecisive battle, they met at Goldsberry, and there is. where the plaintiff says he lose a part' of his; ear. The men resumed their fight, and it lasted a long while, the people of the. town looking on and seeing to it that, man fought fairly. Instead of stopping stopping the .fight, they figured it was better to let them have it out in old fashioned style rather than to away nursing a grudge. To the spectators it did uof seem that either man was getting very severe punishment, but Helton insists :liat Lile licked him and that after the encounter he was shy a portion of his ear. Lile denies any responsibility responsibility for the loss of the member, insists the fight was on the square he was not the aggressor. Both sides have engaged counsel, and as nearly everybody, in Goldsberry Goldsberry saw the 'scrap it is likely the :own will have t o shut up shop an3 attend court as witnesses for one

Clipped from The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune08 Aug 1921, MonPage 2

The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri)08 Aug 1921, MonPage 2
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