The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 21, 1955
Page 7
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WRDNRSDAT, DECEMBER 21, IMS (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Yeor't Looney Larceny: Literal Thief of'55 Really Stole Home By MEADOK C.. I'.ATTINOTO.N NRA Special Uorresponilrnt NEW YORK — INEA) — Calling all cars: Calling all cars! Be on the lookout for a stolen two-room house, last seen wearing white paint and black screens. Those are the facts, ma'am, <w they happened in Gainesville, Fla., and they lead the Loony Larceny parade for 1965, a year in which burglary insurance on contents alone wasn't enough. To match (he house-then, these other outside jobs also were .reported during the year: An entire hedge from in front ol a Hamilton, Out., home. A 15-foot maple tree from a Uiwn in Newton, Mass. The pots from 20 putted plain* outside a house under construction in Hillsborough, Calif. iThe thief replanted the plants before he made off with the potsj A tour-fool pel crocodile. Irom a walled pond in a Miami back yard. The record for persistent pilfering was set in Roinn. Que.. where a man took a heavy underground I pump home from a Jtold mine, piece by piece, over a three-year period.! fifs sufe in Irvine, K> His patience backfired when the pump uas completely reassembled, in the thief's cellar, At the top of the boldness blotter are the lareenists who: Lifted $7,000 la cash, checks and ol election rtuwiis of the building. Broke- into a jwlice captain's ho in Louisville. Ky,, and stole S30 longing lo die Kentucky Police Of- fu ers Asso. Paid off a lawyer's bill in Santa Fc. N.M., with a bum check; the bill was for successfully defending a bum check charge. They in a ye be loony, but you've jfot to admit they're neat. ' The tidiest ones: Entered a Glens Falls, N.Y., auto agency through a window, took a key from a cash register which opened Un: trunk, of a car in the showroom, took S40 from a tin box in the mink, put everything bacK v.hert: it belonged, left by the same! window and closed it. ' .Stole three pairs of new socks norn a drive-in niarKe; 1:1 Topcnish. Wash., and leli three pairs of dirty soi-ks, at, tUe buck door. R:insLickt:d a food locker in Mid- hurJ. Tex,, of a \vir<> basket fiU'-ci v.nh iru/.t-n steak.s, then returned the i-mntv basket to the lacker a week Inter. Other loony-bin burglars didn't niakt- mil as well when they went to market, thousrh. Que swiped u\o hams from a alimorp. Md., store window; they were dummies, filled with saxvdusi Another got hungry in the mar- Britain Likes Afternoon TV LONDON <fl>j—Britain UkM com- i inercial television—but nol in tlie morning. Admitting a major defeat, the commercial TV bosses are ladiw: out iheir before-noon shows amu switcliiilg them to midafternoon. | Neither viewers nor advertisers, are supporting the morning pro-j grains and the losses on them re-1 portly run about 1.000 pounds »2.-| 800 a day. ! Commercial TV began here Sept.; 22 ill competition with the govern-' mcnt-ovmcd British Broadcasting Corp., which has no morning shows and no advertising. \ Stole Santa Clout LOUISVILLE. Ky. (f) — Two young men drove up to Emanual j Episcopal Church's Christinas tree • sale and made off with a papier-J innche display Santa Glaus. I Police were looking for them. ket he was robbing, made himself a jelly sandwich, dropped it, slipped on it, fell down, and knocked him- • self cold. But lei's lace it. The loony lar- oenist has a literal twist to his mind, loo. Al a bank president's home in • Philadelphia, one of them stole a i single item—a piggy bank. ] Others read the plea of a Dallas. automobile dealer who advertised for j customers to "come steal our cars' j HI low prices. So they stole the spare tires and wheels off five 1955 mo- i dels. Mrs. Busch Seeks Divorce SANTA MONICA. Calif, ifl'i—Mrs. Ulrlch B. Busch, jl, has filetl suit for separate mainKmanci', claiming her husband, a nienibfr oi ihe St. , Louis hreu'ini; family, left U«'ir i BrcnuvoocJ home lasi May s I "I'm Hojiifi so iar away il will j take a .?!(),U(!0 postage .stamp to t'iml ! me." The complaint, channel e: mit'Ity. In an {iccompanjniji .. diuit, Mrs. Busch said she had been informed her »i2-yrar-old husband U'fucleri m N(;v. York and Cuba with a woman, not. identifu'd. Penny Prank Brings Fine koyhok at Uii Jail door ant H cguldn't b* opened. They h«d to Mil » locksmith. F^rNt he wns lined 160 on th« CINCINNATI ,i'i — After police i lraf ' ic charge, and then Judge John arrested Carroll Arowood. 18. on j w - Kccfe lined him S2<] and co«U dinruc's of reckless driving they j °" n charge of malicious destruction iotaid he had put a penny in the nf public properly. SH.UVXKK EDITOR—Miss Sa- \ call Ann Johnson, daughter ot : Mr. and Mr.s. S. N. Johnson, of j Joiner ims Ijfipn elt-ch'd editoj- ol the Sluiv.'iit'e Hifcli Sch(V3l atuuiu!- SUe's also president of Future Hornemakei's of America, Woman Causes 10 Car Pile-Up EL RENO. Okhi. >#i — A woman j motorist failed to signal a turn- of: t'.S. fiu Sunday. The car behind jammed on ihe brakes. Ppui- oiiiers rammed tn-' gether. A sixth, swerviim to avoid: them, crashed headon into a sev-1 enth. T\vo more, slowing down, \ver? i plov. ed 1:110 from the rear by a, tenth car. Six people were injured, • none seriously. j The woman dmer drove on, un- j aware of what had happened. ' Man Charqed In Wife's Death JACKSO.V. MIJ.S. ..-1'p — Sherifl , Cju'i'oll Robni.son. ha.s t'inarged Tho- | ni'a>, D. AKortl \vi\h murder in the j pi.stol slaying of his divorced wife j and barkeep Bob Sanderl'ord. Mrs. Carmen Ali'ord. 29, died in j a hospital after ihe Sunday night; shooting. The 3S-year-okl barkeeper: dind immediately. ' Justice of the Peace J. B. Bell said Alford told him he had shot them because they allowed his children. ;o cnier ihe buy. A iv.! 1 the divorce t\vo weeks ago ii-i.s. Ali'ord got custody of the chil- For Men of DECISION— A Better Straight Kentucky Bourbon DENSELY POPULATED The coal-rich Sitar basin on the! Prenco-Gernian border is the most • denselv populated region in Eu-s rope. The Soar is a 990-iquprp-! mile .section of the Moselle river; basin. REMINGTON RAND Typewriters — Adding Machines — Calculators Portable - Standard - Electric . Business Systems Authorized Sales and Service! WHITLEY OFFICE SUPPLY 106 So. Fifth Phone 3-8802 3n tlje l^ebtrent jloob of CfjrtStmas Ctme The Spirit of Christmas belongs to everyone - its sacred trust of friendship and good-will know no bourtd^ric* of race or creed. It is with this in mind, we say to all -- May you and yours find this Christmas bright with cheer and the blessings of warmth and benevolence! ... 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