BOY OF EIGHT YEARS A HERO
Valley City, N. D., April 3.—Earl Ployhar, age 8, jumped into the Sheyenne river this afternoon and saved Winton Wold, age 5, from drowning. The boys were shooting arrows near the river. One landed on the river ice. Wold went after it and fell through. Ployhar held his chum to the surface until help came.
Bismarck Tribune, 4/4/1915
LAD MAY SECURE CARNEGIE MEDAL
Valley City, N. D., April 8.—A movement is on foot here now to secure, if possible, a Carnegie hero medal for little eight-year-old Earl Ployhar, who last Saturday was instrumental in saving the life of a five year old companion who almost lost his life by drowning in the icy waters of the Sheyenne. Both the boys are well as ever again, and this fact is due to young Ployhar's presence of mind when his companion went under the ice. Earl is a son of Frank Ployhar, president of the Valley City Gas company and one of the leading lights of the house of representatives of the last session.
Bismarck Tribune, 4/9/1915