Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 5, 1974 · Page 24
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 24

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 5, 1974
Page 24
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24 · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday.. July 5, 1974 FAYETTEVILLC, ARKANSAS * · · " " ' ,, V". 'T"* 1 *!'-^**' *AJ* Ny. * * *Vl. """?',' :·" ' '- -'.I?.. · · u" - *' $ *is · : ** ° ; T v. v ^; |^* : :;-. : V? \ The Long Reach i What's a llltle one to do when of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pat- cookie grabbing.' With one In Mission accomplished, bot- ' the best cookie is the one a- tersoa of Palo Allo, Calif, gets her right hand, she reaches all torn, it's time for .sampling, '-'cross itie fable? Surah Patter- (o the table, left, for some the way across for another. (AP Wirephoto) , son, 18-monfh-old daughter __^ , .r. ' ' ; . Private Detective Work Said Ideal Profession For Women ·'; SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- ;While-hairefl and 64, Florence Sperbeck tries hard to "look .like a ninnocent old lady." '·; She should. She's a private investigator. ..·; "It's a marvelous career field for women, and age is no bar- Tier," said Mrs. Sperbeck, a tall, fulWigured mother who investigates cases ranging from shoplifting to runaway Juveniles. "I believe, with many others, a woman is more disarming. People open the door and invite me in. They would never do that for a man." She has a closet filled with costumes, a background in acting and professional police work, a quick wit and a fast tongue--all tools of the trade. "All the things I've done in .my life have brought me to this point--tile drama and little theater acting, · the U. S. Navy Waves, the University of Cali- 'fornia police work- courses,- the FBI training, the juvenile officer assignment with the Contra Costa County sheriff's office. stints as a. policewoman," she said. Mrs. Sperbeck began her investigative career with the Oakland Police Department in 1942. She said her superiors dis- liked replacing drafted police officers' with women. "The captain called me in and told me, 'Women don't belong on the police force. The Red Cross Asks Wafer Safety Instructors Water Safety instructions are needed in the Washington County Red Cross . Chapter swimming program. A course to train instructors will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. beginning July 8 at the -Fayetteville Boys Club. The course will continue through July 13. Candidates must be 17 years of age or older and must have current senior life saving certificates. Instructors whose certification lias lapsed for one-year or less may take the second part for renewal and all others must participate in the two sections offered. The first section, taught by King Evers, is scheduled July 8-12 and the second, under the instruction of Harold Webster and Mrs.' Garland Melton' will be held July 15-19. Interested persons are asked to register by calling the Red Cross Office 442-4291. Grass Fire Burns SPRINGDALE -- Children playing with firecrackers started a grass fire behind the Shady Grove Trailer Park Tuesday morning, firemen said today. The blaze, which covered a 75 feet by 100 feet area, was extinguished in about 20 minutes with no monetary property loss. only reason I hired you was because the war's on and we need the-men out : on the street. As soon as it's over we are going to get rid of you,,'" she said. In 1947, Mrs. Sperbeck joined .he police department in nearby Alameda. Later, she transferred to- the Contra Costa County sheriff's department, and health forced her retirement in 1964. She later recovered and began doing investigative work f o r . her husband, Ivan Sperbeck, a prominent' Oakland criminal attorney. They have a son, 44. investigations, in personal in- j u r y allegations, security analysis for stores and businesses and finding runaway juveniles account .for the bulk of her work. "I like. the. idea of showing there is a place for women in both police and investigative work," said Mrs. Sperbeck, who graduated at the top of a special FBI training school class she took before her 1954 retirement. "'We still have to go out and prove we can do it." STORE HOURS 10 A.M. TO 9 P.M. (taxi Use our convenient layaway or bank credit cards then make sure you're here 1 early for these timely savings. ARER After July 4th Famous Name Spring and Summer CO-ORDINATES 40 50% First Quality Cool Summertime Fabric Colorful Prints Splashy Prints Nylon and Acrylic OFF First Quality Jr. and Misses DRESSES Sale Price 00 From Famous Names F-actory JEANS only 00 Year Round Favorite For Stock Up Now Samples, First Quality, Irregulars ftmritaftrrt NORTHWEST ARKANSAS PLAZA i master charge i Friday Night And FRIDAY NIGHT TILL 9 P.M. SATURDAY 10 A.M. TQJ P RED T At. 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