A lone bandit walked into the Union Park Bank on East Sprague, produced a gun, forced the three bank employees into the vault, grabbed $200 from the counter and ran out.
“In his haste, he neglected to look in the cash drawer, in which there was over $1,000,” said the Spokane Daily Chronicle.
He ran southwest to Third Avenue and made his escape.
Detectives were on the case, but so far had no leads.
From the garbage beat: Residents on the north bank of the Spokane River near Cedar Street strenuously objected to a plan to install a “refuse chute” down to the river.
“On the south side of the river, where the chute is now, there are cans and refuse of all kinds,” said one homeowner. “There are no rats on our side of the river and when I took pictures on the south side near the present dump, they came out and posed for the picture.”
A city official defended plans for the chute by saying, “The stuff we dump into the river there is carried away by the current.”
From the realty beat: The Realty Board of Spokane asserted that in Spokane more people per capita owned their homes than in any city of like size in the U.S.
The board presented figures showing that 51.3% of Spokane residents lived in and owned their own homes.
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(From the Associated Press)
1960: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during a sit-down protest at a lunch counter in Atlanta. (Sent to prison for a parole violation over a traffic offense, King was released after three days following an appeal by Robert F. Kennedy.)
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