The Way it Was

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

100 years ago

Wanted to whip more policemen

The Tuesday afternoon Kansas City Star says:

Robert Carr, a farmer, came here from Rich Hill yesterday afternoon. Last night John Farrel, a patrolman found the man in a restaurant at 1020 Union avenue, engaged in throwing dishes at the waiters. Farrel arrested the man.

"But he certainly fought arrest," Farrel told the Judge Kyle this morning. "He said he had whipped three policemen and wanted to whip some more. But he couldn't whip me, so we went to the station together."

50 years ago

Faces driving charge following accident

Jay Marion Quinnett, Topeka, Kan., was arrested by highway patrolmen following an accident in which he pulled out in front of another vehicle, five miles west of Nevada on Highway 54, yesterday afternoon.

He is charges with operating a motor vehicle in a careless and reckless manner. He was released on a $25 bond. He is to appear in Magistrate Court on July 15.