Sherman Reed

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Sherman Reed - Imbiber Has Hot Time in Jail Sherman Reed,...
Imbiber Has Hot Time in Jail Sherman Reed, Yates Center, had a hot time in the lola city jail Saturday Saturday night. The temperature was over 80 when he awoke to find his bed afire and the cell filled with smoke. Reed had Imbibed not wisely but too well and was picked up by the police. Sometime later he awoke to find his mattress afire and took a mattress from an adjoining bunk , and placed It upon the first thinking It would smother the fire. Reed went back to sleep. About 1:15 a fireman, sleeping upstairs, upstairs, was aroused by the smell of smoke. Investigation revealed both mattresses smoldering acridly and Reed lying on the floor trying to get a few whiffs of air. ' The mattresses were doused with water and thrown into the alley However, last night .some one stole them. The police estimate that the -episode will cost Reed about $20.02.

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  1. The Iola Register,
  2. 16 Aug 1943, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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