Reimer, Henry, jailed obstructing draft, 22 Apr 1918 Indianapolis News, p8
R1EMER IS SENT TO JAIL. Oklahoma Farmer Accused of Disloyalty Fails to Give Bond. TULSA. Okla.. April 22. Henry Hei - mer. Russo - German farmer, who Friday - night at Colllnsville, Okla., narrowly escaped the fate of Robert Prager, hanged recently at Colllnsville. 111., for alleged disloyalty, in federal court here Saturday pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing the draftt by endeavoring to Incite to disobedience, contempt and disloyalty, and was remanded to jail in default of $500 bond. In broken English Reimer said that the attack on him Friday night, when he was hanged until - unconscious, and probably saved f rom death by the Plea of Charles Miller, Colllnsville policeman, was the result of personal animus of his nelghhbors. Reimer's preliminary hearing was set for May Z. Reimer's son was taken recently in the selective draft, claimed exemption because of religious scruples, and was placed in a noncombatant branch of the army.