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and Margaret a slaying and late Thursday was made Oct. wedding. admitted a house in Dallas Monday route to Dallas to his parole officer. indicate he was from Dallas County part of 1961. He months of his and was paroled in last year. said that Dallas have taken statements the man and are to file similar also was issued of pardons, police were advised by telegram. Duo police admitting four checks totaling Det. Kennith have one small say. The child over to rhe care accused woman's Tour 18 Group of the industrial of the Grand Prairie of Commerce will at a different type when they tour the of Mid-Cities hospital Rohde, chairman, the tour is expected "extremely interesting." Harriette and Natcher host the group. Is Tragedy Scene Two people, a man and a woman, died in a shooting at an insurance company office in downtown downtown Grand Prairie late Thursday afternoon, and Judge E. C. King has ruled murder and suicide. Dead on arrival at Great Southwest hospital was Bird Eugene Humphreys, a plant worker, and his former wife, Margaret Ann Humphreys. The latter was an employe of the Howard M. Hall insurance office at 713 E. Main. She died shortly after reaching the hospital. hospital. Police found a .38 caliber revolver at the scene. There were five spent shells and one live shell on the floor, and four live and two spent shells in the gun. Three witnesses gave accounts accounts of the shooting which occurred shortly after 4 p.m. The woman was shot four times—three times in the back and one time in the lower arm. The man was shot twice inthe forehead. His body was found about five feet from that of his divorced wife. They were divorced about two months ago. Maxlne Palmer was quoted by police as saying she was in a rear off ice when she heard a voice say "Margaret Ann" and looked up to see a man who was later identified as Humphreys. "Bird walked up to Margaret Margaret Ann and a scuffle followed. followed. At about that point Isaw a gun. The shooting started, and I heard Margaret Ann say 'No, No.' I didn't leave the office until I heard shooting again in the hail, and I went to call police. I saw a boy standing in the doorway and asked him if >he T<new this man.' He answered That's my mother, and that's my daddy'." daddy'." He was later identified identified as David Humphrey. Lucille McCall, who works in an adjoining office, gave police a statement stating she heard shots, and a man's voice 'Are you dead. I want to be sure you are.' "I heard another shot and heard a .thump. I opened a door and saw Bird lying on the floor. About five feet away was Margaret Ann. I called to Bird and he didn't answer. 1 walked over to Margaret Ann. She was still alive." Fay Hill told police she heard a man's voice "I want to talk to you personally.' 1 She said she went to her office and turned to look and saw the man pointing a gun at Margaret Ann. "She started toward the back door yelling at him." Police theorized that five of the six shells were fired at the woman. Then the man reloaded reloaded to max I mum. There were two spent and four unspent unspent sheels in the gun when police examined the weapon. Funeral services for Mrs. Humphreys will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Southland Cemetery with Moore-Brown in charge of arrangements. Her survivors survivors include two sons, Mark Stephen, 8, and Carl/Justin, 6 and a brother, Henry F. Harris, Harris, all of Grnnd Prairie. Rites were still pending Friday mof ning for Humphreys. Humphreys. He is survived by the same two sons, nlus two others by a former marriage, David 18, and Perry, 16, both of Grand Prairie; > mother, M-rs. Bessie Humphreys of Abilene; brothers, Calvin L. of Grand Prairie and Judson R. of San Diego, Calif.; sisters--, Mrs. C. W. Crow and Mrs. Harold .Hicks, Hobbs, N. M.; Mrs. Mary Boyd of California and Mrs. Larry Rose of Abilene. JC's to View Film Depicting Sonic Boom An air force film, titled 'Hall Man, 5-5", narrated by Chet Huntley, will be screened screened at next Monday's meeting of r'i° Junior Chamber of Commerce. Commerce. The Jaycees meet at 12 noon at the Golden Triangle Cafe. The announcement was made by program chairman Dan Dodd, who reminds that the film tells a story of the sonic boom. According to previous previous releases, Grand Prairie can expect a prolonged period when the sonic boom may be heard more than usual. It is said to be part of an upcoming air training program by the military. DeMolaysTo Seat Officers A new slate of officers will be summarily ushered into their posts at the July 10 installation installation ceremonies by the Grand Prairie DeMolays. The ceremony will be held in the Wesley Hall of the First Methodist Church, starting at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. invited. Among other highlights will be presentation of the group's sweetheart, Sammie Ausmus. To be installed are: Sonny Nolen, master councilor; Gary Thomas, senior councilor; councilor; Bruce McDonald, Junior Junior councilor; Fred Fanning, senior deacon; Bill Howze, junior Deacon Jimmy Duvall, senior steward; Dennis Burkley, Burkley, junior steward; Ricky Jones mar shall; Johnny Wright, chaplain; Mike Ferguson, Ferguson, Carl Zeminick, Bob Parker, Wayne Mason, Robert Robert Durham, Jimmy Land and Charles Kee, first to seventh percept or, respectively. tried which also SONNY NOLAN Board the two-year-old,controversial automobile effective The average insurance time The effect a point About in into said. be plan board average The reductions million payments. action Sen. 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