Friday, July 26, 1929

Illinois Village Now Engaged In Big Gorilla Hunt

Middlesboro (KY) Daily News

Elizabeth, Ill., (U.P.) – This community was engaged in a great gorilla hunt today.

Posse of farmers searched the countryside for a huge Simian. The “big boy” first observed in a big patch of woods just outside of this town late yesterday, is believed to have escaped a carnival at Savanna, twenty miles from here.

He was wandering around about aimlessly, reports here stated. Housewives barricaded their doors as men folks sought the unwelcome guest.