SHERWOOD LINE HAS OBLIGING CONDUCTOR
HIS TRAIN IS FLAGGED BY WOMAN WHO WANTED SOME NIPPLES FOR BABY.
Minot, N. D., Oct. 2.—Conductor R. C. Wynn of the "Sunshine Limited", the Sherwood flyer, on the Great Northern, is an obliging man. In fact he has made a hit with the people up and down the line for his willingness to make purchases for them during his stay in Minot. But he felt that his nature was being imposed upon this morning when a woman flagged the train at Mohall, N. D., and asked him to purchase two anti-colic nipples for her baby.
Mr. Wynn, incensed that she had stopped his train, at first turned a deaf ear to her pleas, but when she insisted that her baby's life depended on the nipples he finally consented to make the purchase in Minot. On his arrival in Minot, the kind-hearted conductor went from store to store in quest of the nipples, finally getting what he desired. He was at the depot this afternoon and, missing the nipples he started to look for them. Mr. Wynn was abashed, for the nipples rolled to the feet of a number of ladies. One of them picked the nipples up and restored them to Wynn, who felt it necessary to explain that he did not need them for himself, as he was already a grandfather.
Conductor Wynn is getting round shouldered carrying bundles from Minot to the folks along the line. Lately he has been almost overburdened. Among some of the things he had to take to a party along the line yesterday was a consignment of dried herring. Mr. Wynn averages at least 25 parcels every day and makes trips to the five and ten cent store daily, the Fair Store and a number of Minot business estabilshments to secure wares for his friends.
Bowbells Tribune, 10/3/1913