Clipped From The Logansport Press
Day oldest years day $2,275 Loot Found On Farm Where He Worked CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) —A burly onetime town marshal of Jamestown was arrested by the FBI and state police Tuesday and charged with the $2,275 holdup Monday' of Bank. the Ladoga State Police said Henry R. Persinger, 37, admitted sticking up the bank after hiring a baby sitter to look after his three children while he drove the 11 miles from his farm home to do the job. All the loot was recovered, police police said, in a search of the iarm near Jamestown owned by President President Herman B. Wells of Indiana University. Persinger worked ior the tenant farm e r who operated the place for Dr. Wells. Officers credited intensive all- night questioning of area residents' with the quick capture within 24 hours after th e bank was robbed while bank directors conferred in a back room. One man recalled that Persinger nickel-plated gun used in the robbery robbery was relriev e d from the home of Persinger's father-in-law, Carl C. Kram of Roachdale. The former marshal was quoted as saying he ususi/ took care of. the children during the Jay w.iila his wife worked in a Jamestown chicken hatchery. He said he hired a girl to .watch the youngsters while he pulled off the hoiduu. Jamestown c i t i z e ns were shocked at Persinger's arrest, describing describing him as a sober, hardworking hardworking man as town marshal for a year about six years ago and also reliable as a filling station attendant. Persinger seemed to be in a sort of daze during questioning at the bank, although he wiilngiy displayed his handcuffs for photographers. photographers. as owned a 1950 Buick answering the off description of the mud-spattered eligible getaway car, the FBI reported, and it was learned that he had washed the car shortly after ttta '• holdup Monday. onlyi Not satisfied with Persinger's i T ;_Uf r>i <• T> -j -r. longer;-answers in an interview, the po- • ul fe n p tiant, .Bridge Re- 5-Year Report Shows Progress Being Made Here lice and federal agents confronted start, him with Mrs. Eva M. William- force, for 705 son, 56, the bank teller, and Elmer Thompson, a customer. Both of them unhesitatingly identified the i pairs, Sewer Work, Among Items Logansport can once again be "The City of Bridges," mem uiuiuaiiaungiy icienuned me '.;„„» «. • , ,7 . """s^, ex-lawman as the robber i S ' nce . th , e J e ? air of a11 ci ^ bridges Polic e took Persinger back to ' Was '" "'"'" --~—' : ~ the,; bank,'-where they said he quickly admitted the holdup. Tht ( | was included in 1953's construction program. The bridge repair was one of a number of projects either started or completed during the past year.'