Clipped From The Morning Herald
upon a thorough search of Plotner's clothing. A German officer was called to 'witness the proceedings, and the prisoner, in a flash of genius, thrust the sack into the Nazi's hand, implying that he was to hold it while the search was conducted. After he had stripped, submitted to a search, and re-dressed, Plotuer reached for the sack. Without a word the thick-skulled Nazi handed it over. There was variety in the camp menu that night, and rejoicing aim ng the nrisoners. The local boy says that his first real evidence of Nazi brutishness was obtained during his first weeks as a prisoner. Deprived of food for seven days over his capture, he and his fellow prisoners were forced Â· to walk over 100 miles under extremely harsh circumstances. The camp to which they were finally confined was the Hammelburg camp, Staeleg 13-C. One of Pfc. Plotner's acquaintances was General Patton's son-in- law, whose feet he often bandaged when the latter was a patient in the prisoners' hospital. Reunited at last with his wife, Mrs. Una Lee Plotner, and his two- year-old son, Gilbert, Jr., the local medical aide is relaxing for the first time in many months. He will report to Ashville, N. C , for reassign- ment when his leave has\ expired. His mother, Mrs. Lillian Plotner, lives on the Mt. Etna road, while his father, Howard Plotner, resides in Martinsburg. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was the son of a well known speech professor.