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January 29, 1931

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INSURANCE AfiENCY H. C. Riddlesperger at Fh~t National Bank "the Voice oflThe Lignite City" ~ - i ?¸ ( ~¸ ~ ~ , ~~ i'~ ~ : ii ~~i, ~ >~ i¸ • ~, ~ ,~ ~i~i~ ~ii~III!~ HORACE E. DUNCAN, M. D. Medicine and Surgery Offiice Phone 81 Residence- Phone 96 Office; Skiles Baitding 19 MALAKOFF, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1931 NUMBER 23 ENDS ON SATURDAY JANUARY31 Advantage Of Our Low Sale Prices The Last Three Days Of the Said 25c quality, yard 19c CHILDREN'S SWEATERS )r Button. Wool mixed--some Rayon Sizes from 28 to 32. Values to $1 35 ..... BOY'S SHIRTS Blue" Dress Shirts, positively guaranteed fade. Regular $1.00 values, now .......... Texas Rangers Visit Scene of Bank Robbery Here Sunday Morning Ranger Captain Tom Hickman of Fort Worth and "Lone Wolf" y/ Burns Way To Treasur Phil Baxter's Orches. Only To Make A Partial Haul Using the wee-small hours of the morning Thursday to screen Gonzales of Dallas were in the their activities from the eves of city a few hours Sunday morning I passers by bank robbers success- investigating the First Nationall fully burned their way through CORDUROY CAPS Values, now ...... 79c 50c Values, now__ .29c was from the hands of profes ..... "-= sionals and that the torchman Bank robbery which took place during the night Wednesday, Captain Hickman, after a thorough investigation of the en- tire situation, said that the work , was positively an expert in his To reduce our stock we re glad to take a loss on all.leather "Brown.bali ' Shoes ~thatline mightIf anYleadCleWSto theWerecapturef°Undof • Ladies' Hi.Top Shoes, Sale Price .................. $1.88 the robbers they w ere not inti- Ladies'Patent.leather Slippers, now only ......... "_$1.98 mated by the investigators Children's--small sizes--priced as low as___.' ........ 39c Captain Hickman.said that he Boy's Solid.leather Shoes, values up to $2.50 ....... $1.75 had been making an intensive study of this particular kind of Merchandise At Almost Your Own Price ingr°bberYfromf°rhisS°mepast experiencetime and judg-and Reduc Our Stock. 0nly 3 Days Morel from test investigations hewould judge that it took the yeggs at least two hours to gain access in- to the treasury safe. He stated further that the robbery was Member Federated Home Owned Stores very similar to several others that had recently taken place over the state and he was certain that the burglars were not area- teurs. Suspect In Bank Robbery Arrested Here Tuesday A young man giving his name as Harry Harper from Oklanoma City was arrested here Tuesday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Jess Sweeten on suspicion of having participate d in the First National Bank robbery which occured here last Wednesday night, Harper is believed to pe one of the strangers seen hanging around the city several day last week. He disappeared about the time of the robbery and was not two steel vault doors and effect ed a circular hole through the side of the safe door by the use of an acetylene torch to loot the First National Bank of this city. The bank's treasury, at the time, contained an amount be- tween six and seven thousand dollars but a check up later in the day reyealed that the loss would not exceed $1,500,00. $4200 in currency was recovered from the bottom of the safe and evidence of burned paper would indicate that at least a portion of the funds were consumed by flames All the gold and silver was taken by the robbers, but it is doubtful that they secured more than five of the six hundred dollars from the treasury. Entrance was gained into the building through the rear side door possibly, by the use of a skeleton key. After which the yeg sset up an acetylene outfit and proceeded to iemonstrate their ability at the work in hand by cutting a small hole through the outer door of the vault in ex- actly the right place to sever the invisible bar that held the lock in place. After eiminating ob- struction No. 1 they cut the lock off of the inner door completely, and thus gaining entrance into the vault Once inside of the vault it was easy for them to finish their task without a chance of being detect- ed from the outside. Knowing the thickness of the screw-door of the safe they did not attempt to go through it. In order for them to get to the side of it it was necessary for the torchman to cut away a section of the steel shelving that lines the inside of the vault. Following these pre- liminaries they then get about to gain access to the treasury of the institution; seen again until late Sunday evening Suspicious papers and [ a pistol were taken off of him when arrested He was placed in the County jail at Athens fol lowing his arrest and will be held for investigation. The hole effected into the side of the safe by the thin, blue blaze of the torch was found to be only large enough for a man to reach his hand through. The top shelf of the safe, being almost as wide White Boy Is Injured By Knife In Hands Of Negro Alvin Burr, son of Scott- Barr of Cross Roads was slightly in- jured Saturday afternoon by a knife wound in his throat• in- / --descrlbes Our Meats ME you can eat--meats you really enjoy. Tempt- ingly :fresh and tasty, juicy and tende . Try a steak or rout--THEN "you will be a steady customer of ours! Plate Rib Roast. pound ....... 16c Chuck Roast, pound ........ 20c Steak, per pound .......... 25c Cafe - Market - Grocery II II I That's Our Motto That's-the reason our service would be much appreciated by you. Cleaning Pressing Repairing Phone 9 as the safe, was also cut through. The major portion of the curren- flicted by Bob Thompson. negro, cy was on the second shelf which following some little difficulty i was found to have been upturned between the two near Cross t during the fishing process of the Roads robbers. When the "shelf was upturned ~e money slid down into the corner and evidently could not be recovered without considerable extra use of the torch. This also likely accounts for the failure of the currency floating to the top after the safe had been filled with water. It is thought that the robbers were scared away before they had completed their job or else day break was hovering near or they would not have left the scene with only a partial haul. One of the large gas drums was found lying on the floor near the tt is said that had it not been for a heap y scarf Burr was wear- ing around his neck the knife thrust would likely have proven very serious. Thompson disap- peared immediately following the incident and was not found until Monday morning when he was arrested by Bob Clough, Constable and laeed in the coun- ty jail at Athens. The white boy's injury will not prove serious and it is learned that the negro will be released upon payment of a fine. Texas has twenty-six hydro-vault giving further evidence of electric plantq with a total of their hastening departure. 31,174 horsepower, ten of themi The robbery was discovered by being mfacturing C. Riddlesperger 4} Ira To Play Over Ra. din In Kansas City A news item which will be found of interest to Malakoff pep. pie is that Phil Baxter has sign. ed a contract in which his or- chestra will entertain radio fans in a nightly request program over station WDAF in Kansas City. Phil is gaining quite a reputa. tion in the musical world, not only in that he is a wonderful musician and has uncanny ability in his leadership of a band of entertainers, but success at song writing is adding additional lau- rels to his crown Such tunes as ' Picolo Pete," "Blame It Or, The Moon" anB many others which have served as the song. hits of the hour originated from rythmic pen of Phil Baxter Phil is the nephew of Mrs. G, W. Urrey of this city and was a familiar figure on the streets of Malakoff m days gone by He still enjoys a host of f[,iends an( admirers in these parts who watching with interest his steady climb to the pinacles of fame. New Safe For First National Bank Arrives Sunday Afternoon The new safe and vault doors for the First National Bank which took place of those rifled by yeggs last Wednesday night, arrived in the city shortly after noon Sunday from the Mosler Safe Company of Dallas The new equipment was accompanied by workmen of the company who insMlled it immediately. The tD Your deeision and your action now will decide the question. If you will save a certain portion of your income regularly, you are sure of being on the right side of the ledger in later years. We welcome you as a depositor here. First National - Malakoff, Texas ull i I j i IDENTIFIES OUR GOODS @ Brooder Chicks. Baby chicks raised j,..r . "in brooder batteries, or anywhere without the sunlight that builds strong frames and healthy bodies, need something to take the place of that sun-. shine. Something that will give them precious Vitamin D. Blue Tag Brooder Starter is concentrated sunshine to brooder chicks. bank funds which have been kept in the vault of tne First State Bank since the robbery were transfered to the new safe Monday. Everything depends on the start. If chicks have the right kind of feeding at Negro Pays Fme" the beginning, they.grow into big, strong, saleable birds, or healthy, high-produc. After Injuring Two ,ion layers. They start with healthy " digestive organs. That means they can Stella B Green, colored, suf resist disease. And that means more fered a severe knife wound in money out of every batch. Start them her left arm following a quarrel and keep them on Blue Tag feeds. with another negro in the color. Buy Blue Tag Feeds/rein ed section of the city last Wed- nesday night. Isiah Johnson, accused of in. Malakoff, flicting the wound and who later plead I~uiltv of fighting and was released from the Justice Court upon payment of a fine, is alleg- ed to have gone to the home of Stella Green, with whom he had been boarding, to gather up his personal effects preparatory to moving. Stella accused him of taking a dollar.that she had htd in the house and refused to re- lease his clothing until the mon- ey was returned. Johnson was The nexttime your battery needs in the act of taking; his property recharging, give us a trial. We regardless when Mack Massey, are equipped with the latest bat- brother of Stella, interfered, tery recharger, suring you a Johnson inflicted a slight wound better job. We invite y o u to upon his assailant's cheek and come in and see this department when Stella tried to secure a and be convinced that we can knife from beneath a bed John- give you a better recharge. son inflicted an ugly gash across her arm. Stella was immediately brought to town for medical attention. Johnson went to the home of his father, Abe Johnson on Route 1 vhere he'was arrested by Con. For it contains cod liver oil tested for Vitamin D. KIRBY & SONS Texas I [ I II ii I i I ill -- .... I11 - I = ~11"- • II II II I[ H II I II I I I I l i RE-CHARGING OUR RE.CHARGES LAST LONGER '~fhe Handiest Place In Town stable I " . ~ Z/ "