Miscellany: Vail Medals

When Theodore Newton Vail, president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., died in 1920, his associates started a fund to give awards to employes who had distinguished themselves by "conspicuous public service." Last week the Vail Medals were given for 1925—five in all, three to women. And so the public heard how Mrs. Josephine L. August, night operator at Cassopolis, Mich., frustrated an attempt to rob the First National Bank; how Miss Ruby LaVerne Wilson, at Washington, Ark., tried to stop some bandits; why Emory Daniel Stine, lineman, waded into an icy...

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