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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1949 Phantom Killer Suspect Jailed Boosting at Houston, Texas, Bar Causes Arrest of Engineer HOUSTON, Tex., Sept. 7. (/P>—Police held today a man who boasted In a bar that he "knew all about" a series of unsolved murder in Texarkana. Officers believed he meant the Texarkana "phantom" murders which took five lives in the spring of 1944. Detective U, W. P. Brown said the man claimed to be a resident of Texarkana, 50 years old and a civil engineer. Brown said the man told him, "I wish I didn't know as much as I do about those killings." Drown said the man was arrest- jA after he made his boast to a Atr acquaintance. The detective 'said the man had been drinking and his answers to questions about the killings were evasive. The phantom killings occurred at three-week Intervals. Long before the third attack Texarkana was a terror-ridden city. Tiie five persons shot to death were Polly Ann Moore, 17, and Richard Griffin, M, March 29, 1946- Betty Jo Booker, 15, and Paul Martin, 17, April H; and Virgil Sterks May 3. Starks' wife was critically wounded but did not die. S/eep-Wo/fcer Boards Street Car, Pays Fare CHICAGO, Sept. 7—W>—That popular dream—the one where you're all dressed up in a bathrobe and riding a street car—came true for Prank J. Gerrmain. 71. Germain, who explained he sometimes walks in his sleep, boarded a State Street trolley early yesterday. Besides his bathrobe he was wearing houseslippers. The motorman rang up the fare, led Oarmain to a secluded back teat and delivered the rider to Central Police Station, which is on the route. Awakened, Germain couldn't remember walking from his home to where he caught the car. He'could- n't recall paying his fare either, Btut a transfer in his robe pocket proved it. Police took him home, but not in a street car. Benjamin Franklin Invented the rocking chair. WOIKINC COIL-Hollywood'« Marie Wilson, who portrays beautiful but dumb bloodei OB the screen and radio, jot into this brief farmerette costume in celebration of Labor Day. She 1 * just a woiking goil at heart. Education Plan Gets Under Way At Girls' School ALEXANDER, Ark., Sept. 7— Vf> —A program of planned educatio and recreation In operating at full speed at the trouble-ridden Ark ansas Girls Training School. Mrs. Maxlne Cogblll. newly appointed superintendent, has an nounced the Inmates are bein» given instructions in sewing an cooking and are participating an organized recreation program. The young girls have had thete hair cut by a hair stylist and have discarded the clue uniforms form erly worn at the school. Instead they are wearing street clothe donated by various charitable ec ganizations. Mrs. Cogbill said a quantity o of the clothing was found riorec and unused at the school. 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