Chessical: From http://web.archive.org/web/20071030...
The original article is in Polish and is based on John S. Hilbert
"Around 1970, "The Pennswoodpusher", official organ of the chess federation state of Pennsylvania published a series of memories by E. Raymond Glover, one of which was devoted to Stas"
"Mlotkowski had a special character, but he was a great player despite aserious defect with his hearing. He lived in a terribly messy room in Mickel Street in Camden (NJ, 08105), adjacent to the historic neighbourhood of the poet Walter Whitman. ... his bed was littered with empty bottles of ketchup, the room was full of beverage containers ".
Members of the club gave him many pieces of clothing to make him "smarter-looking" but Mlotkowski always able to mix up clothes, for example, once wearing a green jacket, brown pants and a purple tie...
"He constantly smoked cigarettes" - continued Glover ... I could always tell when my move was good, because then he developed a tic, and sometimes he even stood up and paced around the chessboard, to which he returned only when he had calmed down and I was able to concentrate. "
...Mlotkowski was a strong chess player. Chess historian Walter Korn wrote in "America's Chess Heritage" that Mlotkowski provided many pieces of analysis to P.M Sergeant for his book "Morphy's Games of Chess". (A few improvements Mlotkowski can also be found in the footnotes to the book "Charousek's Games of Chess" by the same author).
When Stas was 42 years he shared the first place with his friend NT Whitaker in the US Open (or at least its predecessor) in San Francisco in 1923.
Mlotkowski at that time lived on the West Coast in California...Soon after the tournament in San Francisco Mlotkowski had the dubious pleasure of identifying Whitaker's handwriting in a trial before the Federal Court in Los Angeles, which ended in a conviction of the latter to prison for taking a stolen car. Even then and later, when Whitaker was in the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth (Kansas state), their friendship survived."