On Sunday, March 22, 1953, Dale wrote, “Up early and left Muscatine about 7 a.m. for St. Paul. Legs stopped me in Oelwein, Iowa, and Jack Owens came after me. Stayed three hours in Mealey Hotel. Left the Mercury at a garage in Oelwein to fix the transmission. Admitted to Bellevue Hospital in Muscatine at 7 p.m.” He had been transferred to St. Paul, but his legs won’t let him move there. His leg discomfort continued periodically for years.