Birth Clipping from Indianapolis Times, Wed, Sep 4, 1929.

Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Times, September 4, 1929

BOY TAKES ‘DARE,’ GOES TO HIS DEATHFred MeierBOND ISSUES ARE RENEWEDSeven Funds for Paving Jobs Discussed.Seven Marion county proposed bond issues were reviewed by the state tax board Tuesday.Willis Nusbaum, attorney for the Indiana Taxpayers’ Association, ap-Lad Touches High Tension Wire. Topples to Doom From Trestle.A dime reward and a boy who always took a dare placed an undertaker’s wreath today on the door ofthe home at 3244 West Washington street.For while neighborhood boys played “banter” today—challenged j each other to acrobatic feats—the boy w’ho had always “bantered” them. Fred Meier, 9, cf 3244 West Washington street, had been “bantered” by death.Meier and a group of youths were playing Tuesday afternoon near the T. H., I. E. trestle over Eagle creek.“They dared Fred,” related JamesLloyd, 12, of 3248 West Washington | street, “to climb across a steel cross-| beam of the tresle. I knew he’d take the dare for he would do almost anything. Some one offered him 10 cents to do it. ‘I’ll give you a dime, too,* the other boys yelled. He tried to do it.”Lloyd told how Meier crawled on top of the trestle. He said as Fred reached midway of the bridge he touched a high tension wire for support—and the tragedy occurred.The wire’s voltage knocked the boy off the trestle top, his head struck a steel beam and he was catapulted into Eagle creek.Youths playing near the creek bank rescued him from the wTater.He was given emergency treatment and taken to city hospital, where he died from a skull fracture late Tuesday night.He was the son of Ned Meier, anemploye of the Deusenberg MotorCompany.