Boy Is Badly Hurt Coming Down Flag Pole
Lidgerwood, N. D., March 12.—Losing his grip in climbing a flagpole after reaching a good height, the 7-year-old son of Frank Wisnewski of Geneso, slid down the pole and ran a sliver, 4 inches long, into his thigh and another sliver, 7 inches long, into his abdomen, coming within a short distance of his kidneys. The boy was brought to this city for treatment and it is believed he will recover. The boy was attending school at the time of the accident and several of the smaller boys were compelled by the larger youngsters to climb the pole.
Grand Forks Herald, 3/12/1918