Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Taking Back The Streets - 1950

Packing Mamas Round Up Marauders.

Viers Mill Village -- Pistol-packing mamas of Viers Mill Village, a Washington D.C., suburb, terrorized by night marauders for 3 weeks, rounded up four men in gun-fire studded chase early today. Wielding rifles, pistols, knives and baseball bats, the aroused housewives had the intruders begging for mercy when police reached the battlefield. Shown are Mrs. Mary Schultz, holding a .45; Mrs. Doris Young, carrying a butcher knife; Mrs. Martha Newell with a rifle, and Mrs. Warren Leigh, wielding a baseball bat. (1950)


Anonymous said...

I fondly remember the old days when citizens took the initiative to care for themselves instead of relying on the government to do everything for them. BTW, I like the one with the butcher knife!

Anonymous said...

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