Mandel Brothers Burglary

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Mandel Brothers Burglary - 2--San Mateo Times Friday, April 19, 1957 H i *...
2--San Mateo Times Friday, April 19, 1957 H i * 01 r oliee olay 3 Burglars C H I C A G O ( A P ) -- Three burg- Jars w c r e - f h o l In death today in a quick and violent gun battle w i t h seven dclcciivcf as they prepared to break open ;i Stste street department store vault containing an e s t i m a t e d S125.000. The g u n m e n , i n c l u d i n g a former policeman. wail;rd into a police trap in JIandel Brothers store and were mowed down by police machine gun and shotgun bullets. The detectives; who had been, h i d i n g in the e l e v e n t h floor credit d e p a r t m e n t for seven hours after receiving a tip on the planned b u r g l a r y , escaped un- h u r t . Lt. .lames J. Lynch said the three gunmen, carrying burglary tools, were about to attempt to open a ssfe when the detectives ordered t h e m to s u r r e n d e r . Lynch said the burglars opened fire. The police, armed w i t h three machine guns and four shotgfms, exchanged shots, killed all three. No policeman was h u r t . It was not disclosed how the men pained entrance to the Mandel Brothers store, in the heart of the Loop. Lynch identified two of the men as having been arrested previously. He said one of them. Jimmy Rentner. 30. had been released on ! SLAIN IX POLICE TRAP--The bodies of three burglars are sprawled on the llth floor of the credit department in Mantlel Brothers department store at State ami Madison streets, Chicago, III., in the heart of Chicago's Loop after they walked into a police trap early today. riment in Boy Answers Mother's Call., Runs Into Car James Krug. 2'.i years old, living at 22 Seville way, San Mateo, heard his mother, Mrs. Flora K/ug, tapping on upstairs window and saw her motioning to him to come across the street. A few minutes later the lad was in Mills Artificial ibnization might prove hospital suffering from head in- (Continued from Page 1) in long distance radio communications. Long distance radio has always depended upon the limited reflective power of several ionized layers in the upper atmosphere. bond recently on a charge. He said James \Vulf. 28. also had been arrested several times. The t h i r d man was identified as James Bertimio. Bertimio reportedly was carrying a small portaole radio which he had tuned to pick up police broadcasts. There was no evidence of a forced entry to the store. Officers said the three men could have hidden there a f t e r yesterday's 8:30 p.m. closing. When the three burglars entered the credit department -- about 12:30 a.m. -- they passed without noticir.2 four detectives crouched in a dark corner. They went directly to a safe behind the cashier's cage. Sgt. James O'Xeill said he tired a warning blast above the burglars' heads. The spray of b u l l e t s knocked out the light over the wall safe. The trapped men then, said O'Neill, returned f i r e after he had shouted "Police!" robbery : more powerful than the natural kind, and hence capable of reflecting a wider range of radio frequencies. The rocket technique could be the answer to the present shortage of channels for long distance communication. Dr. Villard and Richard S. Rich, a graduate student, will be responsible for co-ordinating, collecting and analyzing the information at Stanford. They will inform amateurs in the test area of the launching schedule and other pertinent data. The test area encompasses Salt Lake City, Tulsa, Houston the northern half of Mexico, Los Angeles and all the land within its 1400-mile-wide circle. Alamogordo lies at the center. The air force also plans f u t u r e launching that will include cloud forming experiments. Planning for the initial series of experiments began after an Aerobee rocket was used to re- juries, a back injury and numer- our lacerations. The boy ran into the side of an automobile. The mishap occurred Thursday morning._ San Mateo police investigating the accident, reported that the boy ran into the side of an automobile driven by Luther A. Pruett, 46, of 1098 Clark avenue, Mountain View. Pruett told police he was driving slowly to avoid hitting several children playing in the street. Witnesses, and the lad's mother, substantiat- ed'his story. The mother told police she had beckoned to her son to cross the street to the front of his home and play with his brother and other children on that side of the street. The boy was reported in good condition today at Mills hospital. were riddled with bullets. "Hit the dirt." O'Neill com- j lease nitric oxide gas in March, manded the other detectives. I 1958. Apparent radar re-flections The policemen kept up their from this cloud revealed the f i r m s at the cornered thieves. j many possibilities of the tech- V. alls, ceiling and furnishings | nique for communications. ! It is most unlikely, the scientists Drivers Nabbed In Redwood City REDWOOD ' CITV-Two persons j of the Sb:th arm *" Presidio in /ere arrested here on drunk driv- Francisco, whose subject is were ing charges yesterday evening and early today, police report. Easter Rite Alternate If Dawn Rainy In the event of rain Sunday morning, the Peninsula Easter Sunrise services will be held the Burlingame First B a church, it was announced today by Rev. Fred Halliwell, executive secretary of the Peninsula Council of Churches, sponsoring service. The Baptist church is located at Palm avenue and El mine, Burlingame. Meanwhile preparations w ahead in anticipation of a of more than 5000 expected to attend 'the largest Easter Sunrise service ever held in the history of the Peninsula, with more 30 churches from South San Cisco participating. The service will start promptly at 5:27 a.m. at the foot of giant cross erected on Skyline boulevard between Burlingame and Millbrae, overlooking the toric Mills estate. Chairs have been provided, large area cleared for parking and an outstanding program veloped for the impressive rites. As the sun rises over the ern foothills, trumpeters f r o Capuchino High school, under direction of Ralph Bredenburg will herald the dawn of Easte Sunday and the Resurrection. Delivering the sermon will I Lt Col. Carl Ledbetter. chaplai Sa Eas ter -- The Birth of Hope." Col. Ledbetter was famed

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  2. 19 Apr 1957, Fri,
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