Spanking Kills Woodman.
Hepburn, Ia., June 1. — Frank Fecht died a Modern Woodman and because of his initiation into the order. In taking the last degree a spanking board was used. Blank cartridges were discharged by the board. Powder entered Fecht’s leg, blood poisoning and lockjaw following. The Modern Woodmen paid his funeral expenses.
The Evening Democrat (Warren, Pennsylvania) Jun 1, 1899