Ira Cooper Unravels Money Order Theft

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     On February 22, 1924, unknown suspects took $20,000.00 in American Express Company money orders from the Mercantile Trust Company in Downtown St. Louis.  Initially, the American Bankers Association hired private detectives.  After the detectives were unable to discover any serious leads, the association turned the case over to the St. Louis Police Department.      When the bank

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Zbyszko Double Crosses Trio

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     Rarely does one fundamentally alter their profession but Stanislaus Zbyszko did just that on April 15, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Zbyszko defeated Wayne Munn in one of the last shoot (not staged) professional wrestling matches in the United States.  It was a shoot or legitimate match because Zbyszko double crossed the “Goldust Trio” wrestling promotion and beat Munn

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The 14 Mosblechs

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     Recently, I was searching for information about my Great Uncle Francis’ marriage to my Great Aunt Rosemary Kalt.  What I discovered was an unexpected genealogy treasure, a picture in the July 5 edition of the St. Louis Star-Times of my great grandparents and 12 of the 14 Mosblech children.      I had never seen a picture of

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Inspector Hornleigh (1939)

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     On March 7, 1939, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Company released the first of the Inspector Hornleigh films, Inspector Hornleigh (1939).  Inspector Hornleigh is a Scotland Yard Inspector assisted in his investigations by Sergeant Bingham.  Gordon Harker played Hornleigh, while Alastair Sim provides the comic relief as Sergeant Bingham.      Inspector Hornleigh opens with the discovery of a murdered

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