Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Strip Shopping

November 16, 1947
Los Angeles

Three fellas who stopped by the market at 1313 E. Olympic last night got a humiliating surprise when a pair of armed robbers made them slip off their trousers and hand 'em over. While the chilly victims were waiting in the back of the store, the robbers made off with $800 from the till and $289 from various pockets. They were kind enough not to take the trousers when they left.

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Larry said...


Mrs. Virgil Earp

Funeral services for Mrs. Virgil Earp, 98, who died Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Ivy Overholtzer Mortuary Chapel. She was the last of the renowned law enforcement family of western frontier days. Her husband, who died 40 years ago, was a deputy to his brother, U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp, credited with cleaning the Clanton gang out of the Tombstone (Ariz.) area. Mrs. Earp was a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa. For the last four decades, she made her home with her grand-niece, Mrs. C.E. Halliwell, 6301 8th Ave.

Quote of the day: “We believe it is the right of every woman to be gainfully employed if she so desires.”
Laura M. Lorraine, California Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.