Three Months in Jail for Riding Six Yards

Three Months in Jail for Riding Six Yards.

Valdosta, Ga-(Special)-Three months at hard labor is a dear price to pay for a six-yard ride on a freight train.

Allen Steed, a negro, who lived in Columbus, lost his job and set out to get another at Way. cross. He left Columbus with $5 in his pocket when he got to Valdosta his money had given out. Rather than stand a chance of losing his new job, Steed decided to hobo the remaining sixty miles,

He caught an outbound freight, but when he had ridden six yards a cop nabbed him. He was taken to Court and sentenced to three months of hard labor on the Lowndes County chain gang.