POLICE TURN PASTOR LOOSE
Arrested Monday Night on Complaint of Other Deaf Mute of City.
Rev. C. O. Olson, arrested by the police Monday night, was released today after an investigation of his activities by Odin Overby, chief of police, and R. J. Purcell, police magistrate.
He has been soliciting funds here, it seems, in the interest of the deaf and dumb.
Olson, who claims to be deaf, can apparently write English but can only speak Norwegian, and at first apparently tried to make the police believe that he was also dumb. He soon recovered from the affliction, however, and loosed a torrent of Norwegian upon the officers.
He was kept at the city police station over night, and this morning was given a hearing before Police Magistrate R. J. Purcell. The case was continued until this afternoon for further investigation.
Olson was arrested at the request of other deaf mutes in the city who told the police he was a fakir.
Grand Forks Herald, 7/1/1919