Donald R Dively CA in trouble again 1948

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Donald R Dively CA in trouble again 1948 - HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 20.—The Federal Bureau of...
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 20.—The Federal Bureau of Investigation today swung into -the expanding search for Jacqueline Horner, missing 14-year-old stage and screen piano prodigy. The brilliant young artist disappeared disappeared mysteriously from her Hollywood home a week ago today, today, and the FBI joined the hunt under under a rule which permits U to work- on possible kidnap cases after the lapse of seven days. _ The girl's mother, Mrs. Clara Horner, contended from the first that' her daughter was kidnaped,^ but police discounted (his theory after discovering that the child dropped from sight after a.quar- rel with her mother. Now police are veering toward the mother's stand. They are hunt- ' ing in particular, for Donald ' Dively, a glib-talking exrCohvlct. Along with his wife, he is believed to have lured the child pianist ' . away from home with extravagant extravagant promises of spending $50,000 $50,000 to .further her career. Huni' Ex-Convict The search, for Divb1y,< and for — Miss Horner, too, on the theory thatrshe-is-wlth hinv-;is _ fanning-— ** but from the San Joaquin valley, between ' Los Angeles and; San Francisco." v'""?• . •"'.' ••£ '••;-'' ' ', V*' v --< A- girl almost positively-identl- - ,-1 fied as the missing child bought* a bus ticket to. San Francisco last Tuesday and traveled north as ' far as Modesto with-a man and woman believed to be the Divelys. 1 They, all apparently got off the o . , bus at Modesta, but efforts to trace them from there have been futile. Mrs. Dively's father, John' '<' Beckkoff, a cotton rancher at Kerman, 'between Modesto and , Fresno, was checked, "but 'said 'he hadn't seen his daughter since September, 1946. Police were tojd that Dively, posing as "Dr. Don Edwards," visited visited the Horner home on Christmas Christmas Eve, gave the girl an expensive expensive gift of perfume and talked of spending $50,000 on her career. Investigators said that such little money as he had was obtained through cashing bad checks. He had conducted so-called talent talent contests in various parts of the country and posed as an ex- „ pert on movie talent. He met the.. Homers- through his wife, who lived lived with them for a time in 1943. ' . " Police Police know him as the "India Rubber Man" as a result of his frauds against insurance "com- ' panics. He can dislocate practically practically any of his joints and is. said to have collected more than $30,000 on fake RUSSIAN WHEAT SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 20—The' first shipload of the ^5,000 tons of

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  1. Marysville Journal-Tribune,
  2. 20 Jan 1948, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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  • Donald R Dively CA in trouble again 1948

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