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Daily Chronicle, Spokane, WA

Monday, May 1, 1961

In Spokane, Wash., as John J. Reeder prepared to close his tavern, the sole customer clubbed him with a bottle and ordered him to a rear room while he looted the place. Reeder went to the rear, grabbed his 12-ga. shotgun from its resting place, and fired one blast at his assailant. The felon hobbled out the door and police found him prostrate in nearby bushes.

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