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Pike County Democrat Times, IL

Friday, February 1, 1963

An Atlas, Ill., mother of five, Mrs. Frank Rodhouse, returned home with her four daughters to face a shotgun-armed intruder. The man herded them to an upstairs room where he bound Mrs. Rodhouse. Slipping her bonds when the man left the room, she obtained a .38 pistol and three cartridges from a dresser drawer. Moving quietly downstairs she got instructions from her 15-year-old son, who had also been bound, on how to load and fire the pistol. Returning to an upstairs room she found the man preparing to attack her 13-year-old daughter. Mrs. Rodhouse pointed the gun at him and fired three times. As the would-be attacker turned toward her with raised shotgun, he fell at her feet mortally wounded.
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