From Davis Barker: Found in The Sporting News, May 25, 1939
I once had a friend who decided he wanted to go to Alaska to get rich quick because of all the jobs they were offering went they first started drilling for oil. So he left Chicago in the dead of night…and drove through the night without stopping…and the next morning, in the light of day, he found himself in Pennsylvania. My friend never to admit a mistake, spent 10 or so years in Pennsylvania, got married, before returning to Chicago…
Here’s a baseball themed one from Davis Barker:
Identified by the means of a telegram from the Jersey club, found in his pocket, Ernest Sulik, outfielder recently transferred by the Dallas Rebels to the International League club, was released from a hospital in Fresno, Cal., where he had been taken, suffering from amnesia. He was sent to the hospital when he was found in a Fresno bus station, unable to identify himself.
Davis asked what had become of him…and maybe I’ll see if I can come up with anything in the next week or so.