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PAGE TEN BIATHEVrU.E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Loen«y Larceny: 1950 Vtrtion— Crooks Turn, to Bigger Tkings, Like Railroad Locomotives, Brick Walls By M. «. fATTlNGTON NTA Kptclal C»rmiponHrnt A policeman's lot may be an un- kappy one, but the lot of a crook can b» positively pitiful. At least it WAR for a collection of looney lar- •enist« In 1950. v One robber filched some, homing pigeons from A San Bernardino, Cillf., loft. So they promptly flew back home, A would-be stick-up artist in Detroit whipped out his gun to Impress a store cashier. But all he succeeded in doing was to •hoot himself In the foot. - A London thief was making his getaway. He Jumped Into A Inxi— only It wasn't a taxi at all. Tt wan a. police car. Three young robbers In Chicago made off with $21 from A grocery store. One of them forgot his bicycle in his rush lo get away. The bike was worth more Mian $27. Some bilrplars out in Spokane, Wash., were anxious to enter A laundry, for nefarious purposes. They broke through a window and were apparently so badly cut that all they swiped was some bandages from a first nid kit. l>nwn in Tevas, n burglar tried some large-scale larceny in Houston and this is what happened: he tried to open a cash register, but couldn't: he tried to open a clg- Arette machine, but couldn't; he tried lo open a soft drink machine, but couldn't; he tried lo Hrive away In a trailer truck, which jack- kniled; he eave it up AS a bad night. Thieves (his year had some looney Ideas About what constitutes legitimate loot for a light-fingered lar- cenlst. Among stolen goods were A five-ton street-sweeping machine, A locomotive and a brick wall. The street sweeper vanished in Alhambra, Oalif. But a track of •weepings left a trail for police to follow. The railroad locomotive was taken in Louisville. Ky., where the man Arrested for the -crime. Pearson Threatens McCarthy With Suit Over 'Red' Charge, 5 WASHINGTON. Dec. 1«. (^ — Senator McCarthy (R-Wis) and Drew Pearson have clashed again— this time in » word bottle over communism., McCarthy declared In the Senate' Friday that Pearson serves as "this Toice of International communism" he called the columnist-commentator a "Moscow-directed character assassin." Pearson ^retorted in a statement that his record "in fighting communism is well known to evei-yone —except the headline happy senator from Wisconsin." He Ihreat- *hed to MM McCarthy. McCarthy ,aid "it appears that Pearson never' actually signed up as » member of the Communist Party «nd paid dues," then.added: "however, that hasn't In any way affected hi» lvalue to the party." Final—Maybe—Edition of 'Mooshian Transcript' Rolls Off the Presses Br JUSTIN R. ANDRRSON UTTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. IB. «'j —The third edition of the Mooshian (pronounced moo-shon) Transcript has rolled off the press. Managing Editor Charles Mooshian said, 'with qualification, that it Is the final issue. He went all out in his .swan song. He copyrighted the periodical to send three copies to the Library of Congress. His free subscription list has been up to 1.500. Eventually, relatives and friends In every state In the union and some foreign countries will receive a copy of the Mooshian transcript's final edition. What is It? it Is a little four- page simulated newspaper Moo- shian created to announce additions to his family. He started it back in 1943 to announce the arrival of Marilyn Sue. Only 500 copies ol the first edition were distributed. When Carol Ann was born in 1949. father and Managing raltor Mooshian sent out 1.000 copies. When his first son — Charles Wayne, who already has been nicknamed Lil Chuck—was bom Dec. 7, Mooshian set to work to.pull out all the stops. He persuaded newspaper reporter friends lo write by-lined stores and Arkansas Gov. Sid McMath to con- j tribute a letter of congratulations, i He added art of his son and two daughters, threw in a morlest three- column and went lo press. Being an enterprising public relations man. Mooshian. with an eye on the calendar, didn't overlook another trick—of combining the birth announcement with a Chrtst mas greeting. He used green ink to add a holiday effect. In the lower, right-hand cornel of the back page, the management —Mrs. Mooshian l s listed as pcib Usher—issued this announcement: "With production and living costs State GOP Dinner Set for Feb. 12 LITTLE ROCK, rxc. i«. (Ap> — Th» annual Ijncoln Day dinner of th« Republican State Committee of Arkansas ha« been set for Feb. 12. MSI. Dal* for the committee's meeting and dinner was annotmced here ?e«l*rday at a conference of Ihe GOP 8Ut« Executive Committee. John E. J?ckson of New Orleans, chairman of a new GOP southern committee, will be invited to speak at the Lincoln Day affair. President Truman." And, In Kansas City, Mo., a man told police some crooks had carted away Ihe entire back brick wall of hlj garage. They Ir-ft his car, •nils has been a lough year for police, too. Cops In Amarillo, Tex., arrested twins, but in court Ihe two men refused lo tell which was whirl) on charges of robbery. They even fooled Ihelr own 1 lawyer. A San Antonio, Tex., policeman was investigating a burglary at a home. The watchdog bit him three limps, in St. Joseph. Mo., the sheriffs office was broken into and the cornerstone to the old Jail laken. There's no accounting for lasies, and some of 1950's criminal* had odd cravings In loot. A St. Ixiuis, Mo., man stole a slocking off a pretty blonde's log. while she was in II. In Long Beach. Calif., H "friendship" club reported to police that a (lie was stolen, which contained the names, addresses, telephone numbers and physical sjiecific.ittons of several hundred lonely women. A Murrain, X. y.j salesman bought two burglar ahinns for his home. Before he could set them installed, they were stolen. Angry burglars who.found only SI in an office left with the electric-eye alarm that was supposed lo have kept Ilieni out. Some foot-pads in London broke Into a hotel and broke out again with 4800 cigarettes, 140 bottles of liquor, a radio and Ihe hotel watchdog. A Newark, N. J., pawnshop was robbed of S15.000 In cash and the proprietor's pants. f.a for alibis, 1950's crop of crooks had some whoppers, A bur.,,_„.,- , .,..., S'ar in Washington, D. c., explained MCTIM of one of 19^0 s l<wn«r his crime was merely lo raise money tarremsls «-»» l) n rf,lh.v Barn- so he could pay his attorney so he s(<mr of SI. Louis, Mo. A bandit could be kept out of ihe jug And look her stocking. R mi)n i n Knoxville. Tenn., was ar•^ ..t ,, A -i • • rested for stealing a 100-pound sack said. I needed it to carry .1 mcs- ol flour. "Somebody must have uut sage from Gen. MacArlhur to it on my back.,' 1 he said. phone. That's two wet noodles stretched across a Mnh Jongg set and you strike It with a Ming vase.' Gordon Douglas, the director told me an ont-of-school lale: "A good prfeormance In a movie doesn't alwny.s mean a person can act. In Hollywood we go on photographing people until they do act. 1 Red Skelton played three roles— himself, hi.s father and hi.s grandfather— In "Watch the Birdie." He lold me: "When I 'WM in a three-was shot, I_ upstaged papa and underplayed grandpa so the bum In the middle couldn't steal the scene.",. Bo|[»rt Bolls There was a yell of "Amen brother" at the press preview of "In a Lonely Place" when Humphrey Bogart said: "The trouble with Hollywood damr* l« (hnf tlir! r education h sketchy. Tht.r knnw nothing ahou Ihr CommimhT Chrjl hul ev*rj thln£ about roTnmunltr properly." the Industry ctngcri a "Movie. Are Better Than Ever" campaign and the theater managers jblncc the rush with: - "Popcorn Is Butlcrier Than lEyer." That economy again~,thr (at and l.-i7,y goldfish In the Paramonn studio park fish pond were even put to work—playing , fish in nn aquarium scene for R Ray Milland movie. Second prize-winning marquee sign: "I Was a Shoplifter" and "A Wo man of Distinction," Billy Grrr observed: "Hollywood I* Ihr only place whrre a roitpl walks down Ihp aisle lo sar "T I>o while looking around to .•»<• If Ihr can do brllf-r." An Important movie producer who bought a'farm, was showing a friend around the place. At the hen house, the friend asked, "An do they lay eggs?'.' "Well, yes," welled the producer "but of course in my position thej don't have to." A .sign of the limes: A television set was Ihe big prize at the annual 20th Ccntury-Fo: studlv club's picnic. Joey Adams' advice to a yoimi bride nn his "Rate Your Matp airs how: "There are only two kinds of men who don't understand women- married men and single men." The verbal exchange wa.s R sequel to a physical.scuffle at the swank Club Tuesday night. In his sP«eclj yesterday, McCarthy—who. tolrt reporters he had been preparing It for weeks—called Pearson an "unprincipled liar and a fake," and a man ot "twisted, perverted mentality." He said Pearson "has been' and Is doing an Infinite damage to America." Pearson replied that he not only has, fought communism but has been ciled for his efforts by the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, president Auriol of France and Premier de Gnsperl of Italy. He jnlri McCarthy, ban been "coining a fortune filling lecture engagements at high fees thanks to the unfair, publicity he makes for himself on the Senate floor/' on a continual uprise and the world situation as It is, Ihe transcript will cease publication after the circulation of this, the third and final edition." But Mooshian gave himself an out. He said Mint "if and .when tilings return to normal, the. Transcript may again resume publication." Hollywood Continued from page j ed on Hollywood Blvd., advertising "Human Oddities on Parade." The oddities spent most of their time looking in amazement at the people on Hollywood Blvd. A H.i]lj»iH,fi restaurant piit sign in the window reariinjr; "I.ns- rioirs Firs—Just I.iko Mack Sen- nrtf Used lo Mnkr." Spike Jones recorded "Chinese Muln Train" and said: : "To give it an authentic ring we Imported two of China's foremast musicians who introduced a nnw instrument called ,1 Poonlango- Aboul « per cent of Ihe land area of Ihe united Slates lias too little r»i« (or M[I general /arming. The Good Things In Life Are \ Worth Waiting For The DIXIE PIG WAR AND A LITTLE CHILD—Almost unnoticed by retreating UN troops in heavy trucks rum- Dims soulh, a little, .half-frozen Korean child huddles in a bridge guiler lo escape the bitter cold. (NBA-Acme Tclepholo by Stair Photographer Ed Hoffman.) 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