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twaddle, and a dream of mollycoddles i WAR HERO PROVES FORGER AND THIEF IS SENT TO PRISON Wounded, Re - enlists, Wounded Again, Then Vic - ; timizes Newport and Atlantic City Families Son of Cornell University Dean.1 r : NEW YORK, Dec. 3.O. Charged with 'violating his parole by forging checks, committing thefts and getting drunk, Donald Hammond, 24 - year - old son of William Hammond, dean of Cornell University, was sentenced today to a term of three and a half to seven years in state prison. Hammond was placed on probation under suspended sentence last August, after he had pleaded guilty to forging a check for 0000 in the name of Norman Brad - d, Jr." a wealthy Newport, R. I., bman. ' "You have been living by your wits," declared Judge Wadhams In imposing sentence, "and your winning smile has ' kept you out of jail up to the present ; time. It has aided you In your crook - , ed work, but there is nothing further .that can be hoped for you .'by lenient - methods." chance of success." Hammond's escapades since being placed on probation took him to Atlantic City, Maine and New Hampshire. Finally his friends virtually deported him to Canada, in an effort to make him "go straight." The life In Manitoba proved too tame for him, however, and he went to Boston, where he stole $15,000 worth of bonds, pleaded guilty in the name of an alleged murderer he met in the Tombs' prison, and succeeded in obtaining a suspended sentence under that name. Hammond has a long war record. He enlisted in the Canadian army In 1914 and was wounded at Ypres. He came back to this country without being discharged and later returned to England, whore he Joined the Royal Air Force, and was again wounded. His victims are said to include t, number of society people In this city, Newport and Atlantic City, x

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 31 Dec 1919, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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