Herbert Queen Victim of Joke
u n changed liar- m o intentions acres foi ceri a j g a revival ROAD CONTRACTOR IS VICTIM OF JOKE Drinks Poisonous Fluid Given in Spirit of Fun; Another Another 111 PARKERSBURG, April 3 (AP). -- One man is dead and a n o t h e r is in a hospital seriously ill as the result result of what police said was a practical practical joke. H. H. Queens, road contractor of Louisa, Ky., died Wednesday night. Police investigated Queens' death and the illness of G. W. Green, Madison, and said both men drank a q u a n t i t y of a f l u i d m i x i n g with gasoline to automobile engine performance. Their investigation, police said, developed a s t a t e m e n t Matheny, Parkevsburg motor truck dealer, t h a t as a joke he had a q u a n t i t y of the f l u i and offered it to Queens who it, apparently w i t h o u t ill in t u r n gave Green a d r i same f l u i d . Queens died in Parkersburg hospital. Physicians analyzed the fluid and said it was h i g h l y poisonous. fiuest and autopsy in .Queens death was ordered by Prosecuting Attorney Herbert S. Boreman.