CRIME: Christmas Killings

The vast King Ranch ("almost as big as Delaware"—1,250,000 acres) near Corpus Christi, Texas has had a standing war with poachers. In 1936 Texas was stirred when Luther and John Blanton "crossed the wire" to shoot ducks, were never seen again. One night last week Game Wardens Dawson R. Murchison, Jack McCarley and Jim Robinson were patrolling the mesquite for night poachers—Mexicans or "plain whites" who sneak in after dark and shoot deer which they blind with car headlights or with jacklights fastened on their caps. Seeing two lights weaving through the...

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