Note: Guy was killed in a car accident when he was 16. His step brother Drew Scribner was driving the car and the road was icy and the car flipped and threw Guy out but the car landed on him. The other people in the car were Carl Stubbs, age 12; and Pat Caldwell, 19 from Bordeaux. Drew and Guy had been at a local bar that night drinking and Guy's brother Gale had been there too. Gale tried to get Guy to go home with him that night, but he wouldn't go with him. [ I have always wondered how these people could be in a bar, but I obviously don't know the whole story-Carol ]
From the office of Thomas L. O'Leary, Lawyer: 10 May 1940.
"Mr. W.K. Yates, Bordeaux, WA. Dear Sir: You are advised that an order was entered this morning in the case of State of Washington vs. Drew Scribner dismissing that suit."
And from the Daily Olympian, May 11, 1940:
"NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE CHARGE IS DISMISSED"
" A negligent homicide charge against Drew Scribner 21, of Bordeaux, was dismissed Friday by Judge John M. Wilson, on motion of John S. Lynch, Jr. , Thurston County Prosecutor.
Scribner was the driver of an automobile which overturned on the Littlerock-Olympia road early on the morning of Dec. 17, 1938, killing Scribner's step-brother Robert Guy Yates, 16, an occupant of the machine.
Lynch presented the court affadavits by William Yates, father of the accident victim, and Mrs. Yates, Scribner's mother, saying that neither desired that Scribner be prosecuted. "