Dad part of a group of 3 arrested for a series of thefts in 1952 @ age 17.
7 Macon; Jesse Vincil Simons, Bevier; Orvillo Head, K xcello. Trio Admits Series of Thefts At Purdin And Madison Stores Three men giving Kansas City addresses have been arrested at Plattsburg. Mo., and have confessed to recent burglaries at Purdin and Madison.- Mo., the Highway Patrol reports. Jesse DeWayne Whltaker, 23, RalDh 'Vernon Masuch,-17, - nd Eric L. Larson, 19, were appre hended at Plattsburg in an attem pted break-in which followed the same pattern as me iwo previous robberies. They had backed a stolen truck up to the rear door Bank Robbers Await Federal Action In St. Louis ST. LOUIS (AP) Two men, charged with bank robbery in Tuesday's hold up of the Farm ers Savings Bank at Clifton Hill. Mo., are being held in city jail hero for action by a federal grand jury. Joseph Thornton, agent in charge of the FBI here, said Til-den Eugene Fisher, 26, of Shel-bina. Mo., and George Lawrence Watson of Paris. -Mo., were ar raigned before U. S. Commissioner Walter H. Juett at Hannibal, Mo., Thursday. He said both men waved final hearing and were remanded to the custody of the federal marshal in default of $15,000 bonds. Complaints charging both men with robbing the bank and jeopardizing the lives of two persons of a bar 1 ware si ore and carrying out merchandise were when they were discovered. They fled in the truck, which they abandoned and were arrested later in a car. In the Madison burglary, on Aug. flChcy robbed Art's Appliance Store, getting away with about $2,500 worth of television sets, radios and other appliances. They also admitted the recent robbery at the Purdin Mercantile Store, where suits and clothing valued at about $5,000 were taken. The three are being held at Plattsburg. Meanwhile, Arthur Hill, 19- year-old Rush Hill youth, has signed a confession at Mexico, Mo., that clears up a wave of re cent burglaries at Cario, Jackson ville and Clifton Hill. Hill admitted to officers that fie participated in or had know ledge of four iireak-ins at Cairo, two at Jacksonville, two at Clifton Hill and several other minor burglaries in Central Missouri. He and his cousin, William Wey- man Hill, IS, of Jacksonville have been charged with grand larceny n Audrain County and further charges are being prepared against the two in Randolph County. Dorman Hill, 21, brother of Arthur, has also admitted participation in two of the burglaries and is being questioned by Audrain County authorities in con nection with the others. Officers have recovered much of the loot from the series of robberies on the farm near Rush Hill, owned by Arthur's father, Wiley Hill.