Emporia Gazette, Feb 11, 1959
Suit Seeking Return Of Blood Dismissed EL DORADO, Kas. <AP)—A suit asking return of 6tó cubic centimeters centimeters of blood and seeking $75,000 $75,000 damages has been dismissed in Butler County district court. Dismissal by Judge George S. Reynolds ended 18 months of litigation litigation in which Alva A. Nichols sought return of blood "reportedly taken for an alcohol test following a fatal two-car collision. Gary Mobley, Leon, died of injuries injuries suffered in the accident June 9, 1956, near El Dorado. Named defendants in the action were Dr. J. L. Lattimore and Dr. A. A. Fink, of the Lattimore-Fink Laboratory at Topeka; Miss Roxie Wilks, then a laboratory technician technician employed by the firm at an El Dorado hospital; and two state highway patrolmen, John Fee and Jim Petty. Nichols charged the defendants obtained the blood through threats intimidation, duress and coercion. He further alleged that there was an agreement the blood would be returned.