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Cuts Off Finger to Get into Army

One of the heroes of the war is Fay Clark, who recently returned to his home in Bison, Perkins county, after serving with other South Dakota soldiers in France.
Early in the war, young Clark tried to enlist in Minneapolis but was rejected because one of the fingers on his right hand was crook-ed. He did not propose to let a little thing like that, stand in the way of his doing his “bit” for Uncle Sam, so he went to a surgeon’s office and had the crooked finger amputated. He then went back to the recruiting office and was accepted.
Leo Clark, a brother, was killed in action during the war.  The husband of one of  their sisters was shot through the hips and paralyzed,  and now is recovering in a military hospital in the east. Thus the family has a very creditable war record.