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Lost $200 Returned to Woman
Jitter Finder Takes $50 'Cut' Miss Lucy Gentilcore and her nephew, Fred Policelli. —Star Staff Photo. Miss Lucy H. Gentilcore lost a pocketbook containing $200 on her way to work yesterday morning. She got it back last night after considerable diplomatic maneu vering marked by consultations with the police. Miss Gentilcore, 31. manager of a cleaning shop at 2135 Pennsyl vania avenue IfcW.. first discov ered her loss about 7:30 a.m. while driving to work. Two hours later, an unidenti fied woman telephoned Miss Gen tilcore and said she had found the pocketbook. "How much,” asked the woman, "is the re ward?” Miss Gentilcore offered $10. "Not enough.” was the reply. “Ill have to talk it over with my sister. I'll call you back.” Nine hours later she did. She asked for $25. Miss .Gentilcore said she’d pay it. Where would the pay-off take .place? "I'll call you,” said the woman. But instead of calling, she ap peared at Miss Gentilcore's home, 1217 Varnum street N.E., at about 8 o'clock last night. She handed Miss Gentilcore the handbag, and said she had taken nothing. She left, while other , members of the family called po lice. Hiding across the street was Miss Gentilcore's nephew, Fred ; Poljcelli, 11. He had several of ; his friends with him. They followed the woman three blocks, and stayed near her until police arrived. Police brought the woman back to Miss Gentil core. Then Miss Gentilcore told police that about $50 was missing from the handbag. But happy to get back her bag and the personal items it con tained, she refused to prosecute. “If I’d known you were going to be so mean about it, I never would have called you, police heard the finder remark as she left. Crying Drives Mother To Kill 2 Small Sons By the Associated Press . KALAMAZOO, Mich-, Oct. 8.— A hystrical young mother slashed her two small sons to death early today in her new home. She said their crying "drove her crazy.” Weild i n g a razor-sharp cel ery harvesting knife, she left blood spattered through the neat little bung alow which was still full of un crated furni ture. The mother, Mrs. Robinette Freeman, 27, Mr‘ Freem.n. was found by her husband, Wil liam, 28, who had been at work all night as a New York Central switchman. He said he had to fight with her to get the knife away. Freeman told Undersheriff B. •K. MacGregor he found his wife in the bathroom, sitting on the edge of the tub. The body of his nine-month-old son, Larry, was floating in the water-filled tub. In a nearby bedroom was the butchered body of theii* other child, six-year-old John Catroll. Mrs. Freeman was taken to the State Hospital here for observa tion. She said the task of moving yes terday—in addition to the chil dren’s crying—had unnerved her. The bungalow, which the Free mans rented, was to be their first real hojne. Since their marriage in 1941, they had been living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Francoise. in Kalamazoo. A Yugoslav, his wife and four small children escaped recenty from their country into Austria under a load of coal in a railway freight car. Two Men Kill Each Other In King William Shooting By the Associated Press KING WILLIAM, Va„ Oct. 8 — An argument between two men near here apparently resulted in the two killing each other, Sheriff C. T. Dunn said today. Harvey Carter, jr„ 39, and Junius Page, 57, were found dead. I at the latter’s home near here after the shooting last night, ac I cording to Sheriff Dunn and Com i monwealth’s Attorney John Paul ! Causey. Carter was killed by a shotgun blast, while Page died from four revolver wounds, Dunn said. Both were colored. 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