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It's the quiet types that surprise you.
That's what Karen tells us!
1949 - 7th Grade Class at Pershing Elementary School
1958 Graduate 1988
"Santa" Hayes.  Ed and Karen Ed & Karen Hayes
 play Mr. and Mrs. Claus each season. with Sharon & Ralph Mills
Ed and Karen Hayes with Jean Anne (Dawson) Williams
An email from Marty Bruns sent to Shannon Jones in 2010
I have often mentioned Don Kraft and Tom Williams as those I saw a lot while in college after my tour in the U.S. Navy.   Well, Ed was frequently part of that group.
There was one night that we were going out and Ed was the driver.  He picked Don and me up on the way to Tom’s house.  At that time Tom and his mom still lived on 63rd St. across from Swope Park.  As it was evening, it was already dark out at this time.  We pulled up across the street from Tom’s house.
Ed had a spot light in his car which he used to shine on Tom’s door and intoned an Elliott Ness “This is the FBI” line from a TV show that was popular at that time.  He tracked Tom from the door and down the drive until Tom waved to move the light away as it was blinding him.
Tom hopped into the car and Ed cut through Swope Park and then headed down Meyers Blvd to wherever we were headed that night.  Probably to Troost or the Plaza.
Anyway, at about the Agnes intersection, we were surrounded by police cars, in front, behind us and beside us on the right and across the median on the left.  We were ordered out of the car and told to put our hands on the roof, hood, etc.
Don was trying to get the officers to say whether they knew  his brother.  ((Don in correction my account says it was not his brother --- it might have been a friend or perhaps Steve Untrif he was referring too.)) Anyway, whomever it was, had either been a K.C. police officer or attended the Police Academy in Kansas City and was currently an officer somewhere else. 
They were telling him to shut up and were making Ed open the trunk.
Ed had a dozen or so cans of partially used paint in his trunk, all of which were touch up paints that he was using to doctor scratches and rust spots in his car.  The Sergeant with the group then accused us of vandalism, in spite of Ed’s protestations that the paint was for his car.
About that time, one of the officers finally "heard" what Don was trying to say and acknowledged he knew Don's brother.  Also, the Sergeant had turned and looked at me and realized I was the son of the owner of Martin's Auto Service, where he used to park his motorcycle.  Two links to reputable sources were enough!  We got a tongue lashing about the spotlighting and told to never, ever, do it again and then sent on our way.
In a June 17-2012 Email this story was verified by Don Kraft.
However, it was definitely not Don's brother-- it was Steve Untrif
Don wanted the officer to contact.
Ed at the 50th Southeast Reunion - 2004
The 60th Southeast Reunion - 2014
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Tom Williams & Ed Ed and Tom paying homage to "der Budda" Don Kraft
 arriving at the IHOP luncheon  
Ed and Ray Jackson (class of '53) Ed at the Union Station
 on the reunion bus Kansas City tour.  
Ed with fellow graduates on the steps of Southeast High -2014
Pershing grade school classmates
Ed, Mary (Hammond) Eberhardt, Betty (Moehle) DeWitt, Shirley (Fenton) Marley, Donna (Hargis) Kissinger, Lois (Garner) Hightower, Pat (Corder) Valleau, Earl Crawford, and Kay (Harkins) Gangel
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