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Mail Tribune 100, May 5, 1922

News from 100 years ago
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

May 5, 1922

BASEBALL OUTFIT AND CHILDREN’S FUND PILFERED

It was discovered yesterday afternoon that athletic equipment amounting in value to $50 had been stolen from the high school dressing rooms at the ball park. Among the articles stolen are four pairs of baseball shoes, one catcher’s mitt, several bats and other things of value.

The loss was discovered the day after the circus had left the grounds and it is the opinion of many that persons attached to the circus stole the equipment. However this belief is scouted by those more familiar with the circumstances and they believe that local people are the culprits, probably some local boys. The thieves made entrance by breaking a window. Other things have been stolen from the dressing room in the past, among them having been a Varsity “O” sweater belonging to Coach Brollis Huntington.

Another thing that leads to the conclusion that the thieves are local persons is that on Wednesday night the Washington school was broken into through a rear window and some $20 in cash was taken from the principal’s desk.

The school children had been saving the money and adding to it daily for some sort of fund or other and it is not probable that anyone but a person acquainted with this saving would heave known the presence of the funds.

WARN MERCHANTS OF FRAUD AGENT

Local merchants, especially those whose stores are located in the outlying sections of town are warned that a number of stolen money orders and C. O. D. checks of the American Railway Express company are in the hands of Frank Rozier, who absconded with them and that he is operating in Oregon, or was a short time ago.

On April 26 he cashed two of the checks in Portland, and prior to that time he had cashed two there. It is believed that he is en route south. He absconded with the checks and money orders from Zirke, Ga., and according to last accounts his wife accompanied him.

The numbers of the stolen C. O. D. check are between C-7641020 and C-7641039, and the numbers of the money orders are between 6153880 and 6153899. His arrest is desired.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com