Thugs Get Bloomburg Bank Safe. Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas) 18 March, 1962 Page 59
2 of announced jp- Jock u" 1 ' U n iK ,. A ' NI ? V'CINITY (Kailius 40 mUcsl-Parlly cloudy In cloudy, \varm and wmdy through Monday w^lh a slight chance for scattered stivers Â· on M o n d a y . I l i c h both days 75. low bo'h nights near M. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Considerable Considerable cloudiness Sunday through Monday \ fcir Jhrnvor* Monday afternoon. No IT c"?5 lemp ' ri " u " ChÂ»nge8. "iSh S u n NORTHWEST NORTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy Sunday through Monday. A little warmer ncvrlh portion S u n d a y night. High Suntl.y Â·5-7S. SOUTIIWKST TEXAS: Cloudy Sunday hrnueh Monday u i r h sectored tlchl ruin Monday ami oust portion S u n d a y -ind Suniliiy nljihL No Important tempera- Â·Â·-- change. I t i g h SuiKlny 65-73. irclnj a.m. Saturday ii.m. i? '.,..'.'.,'.'..',', 2-00 '.'.'.'.'. M 17 - - - - 3:ft) ..-,::. 65 C 4:00 .. , 65 iÂ« -- 5:00 63 i* C:Â«l 61 H 7:00 . ..-,.,,.... 59 |7 . 8:00 58 .SB 11:00 -62 -62 12:00 -- lUc-h and low (or 24-hours tutting 9 ,m.: 6ft and 43, I H Â« K and low same da to In it year: 50 nnd 13. S u m r t last ttlRhh 6:4R; lunrise twlay: i;46; suiuift t o n f R h t : 6:49. Barometer reading al Â£ p.m. 2fl.M, HunilHlty at 3 p.m.: 60 per c e n t , Housewife Gets Cougar By Ear, Saves Boy, 6 HINTON, Alia. Wt - Elsia McEvoy, a Hinlon housewife, grabbed a cougar by the ears and pulled il o/f a 6-year-old hoy Friday. Brian Kilbrcath was in serious serious condition in a hospital Saturday following the attack. Brian was playing 200 yards from his home with other children children when (he cougar jumped jumped him. Mrs. McEvoy raced to the scene, picking up a slick on the way, but could not heat (he animal off. "1 did the only thing I could," Mrs. MrEvoy said. "I grabbed tho cougar by ils ears and lore it from the frightened bay." The cougar retreated, but the boy had suffered claw marks on the face and a severe scratch to one eye. A hunter later killed the cougar. It had emerged from a clump of bushes only a stone's throw from one of Hinton's main streets before the attack on Brian. Game officials officials said they were mystified mystified as lo why the animal should have come i n t o the town, in the foot-hills of the Rocky Mountain'; 180 miles west of Edmonton. The cougar's cougar's body was shipped to Edmonton Edmonton for tests to determine if it was rabid. in years to come. "4, Resentment of the majority toward the arbitrary manner in which the plan was drawn up and promoted in the county." NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 6 Editorial! 11 Oil ncwj 13 SECTION B Rcdio-TV logs 4 TV Scout 4 Amusements 6, 7 Bridge . . 6 Dyess Pin Page 8 Farm news, markers SECTION C Wo news 1-14 SECTION 0 Spirit 1-5 Church news . , . , , . . . . . . 10 Soak newi 10 $28,323 STOLEN Thugs Get Bloomburg Bank Safe BLOOMBURG, Tex. (AP-Bur- glfirs cul a hole through the vaull of the Bloomburg State Bonk before before dawn Saturday and carted away the two-Ion safe containing $28,323. Only about $1,000 In silver was left behind. The thugs also took $4,000 to $5,000 in travelers checks and about ffiDK in savings bonds. Cashier E. D. Simmons discovered the loss when he went to work at 7:30 p.m. The bank was unable to operate Saturday due lo the confusion, but Simmons said It will be open for business as usual Monday. Officers were combing the three slory brick structure in the center center of this town of 400 to 500 from top to bottom in an effort to find fcnabie clues. Bloomburg Is a pulpwood and poultry center on the Texas-Arkansas Texas-Arkansas line about 2$ miles south of Toxsrkana. The bank, founded in 1916, had $900,000 deposits and is a member ol Ihe Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The burglars stole two trucks to carry out their job. One was A hoist truck, stolen at nearby Atlanta. Another was a heavy duty truck owned by i pulpwood company hert. B A N K LOOTED -- E. D. Simmons, cashier of the' Bloomburg Stale Bank, is shown sticking his hand through a large hole in the bank vault where burglar* cut through Friday night to steal the bank's safe coni taining several thousand dollars. Cass County Sheriff Bill Dovvd, Isft, is conducting tht investigation. (AP Wiraphoto) v Â· Â· Â·'Â· ' ' ' - Â· '