The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana), 5 July 1954, Page 2
Tavern Scuffle Is _ and Fatal To Hoosier NEW YORK (B-A man with an ndiana address died early Sunday as a result of a scuffle in a Greenwich village tavern. Follow- ng an investigation, police termed he death accidental. The dead man was identified as Edward Francis Kerlin, 2& A etter found in his car led authori- ies to believe his home was at Sullivan, Ind. Police said Kerlin Met William Whalen, 37, a merchant seaman, n midtown Manhattan where the seaman stopped to admire Kerlin's car made in England. The two men then drove to the Old Colony restaurant in the Village where Kerlin and a patron, Colin Tuttle, 4, of Manhattan, got into a scuffle. Police said the car was regis- ered in Kerlin's name with the Hotel Belmont Plaza, Manhattan, as his address. Detectives said the man wasn't known at the hotel. Another address found by detec- ives was 302 Hicks St., Brooklyn. Kerlin apparently had been hojd- ng a broken bottle during the fight and fell on it, suffering wounds of the throat and chin. He died in a il about an hour later.