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Pickles the Pooch Finds Stolen World Cup The Jules Rimet Trophy--more commonly known as soccer's World Cup--was stolen on March 20, 1966. It was snatched from a glass display case at Methodist Central Hall in the Westminster section of London, England when the security guard assigned to keep an eye on it was temporarily absent from his post. England was going to host the quadrennial soccer tourney in three months--and the theft was a huge embarrassment for the country's Football Association. Shortly thereafter Joe Mears, the president of the F.A., received a parcel containing part of the World Cup. It was accompanied by a ransom note from a man calling himself Jackson. It demanded 15,000 British pounds in small denominations or else he would melt down the golden symbol of soccer supremacy. Mears contacted the police who arranged for a detective named Len Buggy to act on behalf of the ailing Mears who suffered from heart trouble. Buggy agreed to meet Jackson at London's Battersea Park at a specified time. Buggy brought a briefcase containing only about 500 pounds but Jackson did not bother to count it. Instead he got into Buggy's car and instructed him to drive aimlessly around London for 10 minutes. Jackson noticed a police van tailing the car. He panicked and attempted to escape on foot. He was quickly apprehended and identified as Edward Betchley, a 46-year-old army veteran. He claimed to be acting as a middle-man for a mysterious fellow he called The Pole. Betchley was the only man who was ever arrested in connection with the crime. He served two years in prison and died shortly thereafter of emphysema in 1969. The World Cup was missing for a week until David Corbett took Pickles--his mongrel dog--for a walk in the Norwich section of London on March 27. Pickles was drawn to a bundle tightly wrapped in newspaper lying near a parked car. Corbett removed the newspaper and there was the World Cup! Corbett immediately contacted police--who promptly interrogated him as a possible suspect. They finally let him go at 2:30 a.m. for lack of evidence. Pickles became a celebrity pooch. He was named Dog of the Year, was awarded a year's supply of dog food, appeared on several British TV shows, and had a feature role in a movie. Pickles was also invited to appear on TV programs in Chile, Yugoslavia and Brazil, but Corbett declined the offers as they would have required Pickles to go through strict quarantine measures and get several vaccinations to travel abroad. Corbett estimates that Pickles earned him 3000 pounds--money he put toward the purchase of a new house. When England won the World Cup on July 30, Pickles was invited to attend the team's private post-match victory party--a gathering so exclusive that even the players' wives were barred by the F.A.! Sadly Pickles accidentally suffocated in 1967 when his choke leash became entangled in a tree.
Tags: Pickles  dog  stolen  World  Cup  soccer 
Added: 19th February 2016
Views: 676
Posted By: Lava1964
Chocolate Children Cigarettes Tags: Chocolate  Children  Cigarettes  Young  Sport  dad  stocking  stuffer  present  Olde  Golde  Poll  Moll  Lucky  Ten  Ghesterfield 
Added: 16th February 2016
Views: 800
Posted By: pfc
Safe Motoring With Benjamin Moore Tags: Safe  Motoring  Benjamin  Moore  Paint  Station  Wagon  seat  belts   
Added: 10th February 2016
Views: 556
Posted By: BigBoy Bob
Old Spice Lime Tags: Old  Spice  Lime  aftershave  dad  father  Christmas  Gift  Father's  Day  Gift 
Added: 10th February 2016
Views: 493
Posted By: Cliffy
Bozos Circus Tags: Bozos  Circus  Bozo  The  Clown  Ned  Ned  Locke  Mr.  Bob  bandleader  Bob  Trendler  Bozo  Bob  Bell  Oliver  O.  Oliver  Ray  Rayner  Sandy  Don  Sandburg 
Added: 9th February 2016
Views: 671
Posted By: pfc
Lays Potato Chips Columbus and the Indians Tags: Lays  Potato  Chips  Columbus  and  the  Indians  discover  America  racist  Indian  Giver  pale  face  bet  you  can't  eat  just  one  so  light  so  crisp  Frito  Lay    Bret  Lahr  Cowardly  Lion  Wizard  of  Oz 
Added: 5th February 2016
Views: 739
Posted By: Cliffy
Halftime At The First Super Bowl Kansas City Chief quarterback Len Dawson having a cigarette during the halftime during the first Super Bowl.
Tags: Halftime  At  The  First  Super  Bowl  Len  Dawson  Green  Bay  Packers  Kansas  City  Chiefs  NFL  National  Football  Leauge 
Added: 2nd February 2016
Views: 1204
Posted By: Cliffy
Concentration Game Tags: Concentration  Game  Hugh  Downs  NBC  game  show 
Added: 1st February 2016
Views: 461
Posted By: Cathy
Petticoat Junction - Steve and Betty Jo First Kiss In honor of Mike Minor who just passed away at age 75--one of the most surprising and favorite Petticoat Junction moments: Steve Elliott and Betty Jo Bradley's first kiss. In Season #4 Steve (Mike Minor) had been added to the PJ cast as a pilot just mustered out of the Air Force who was working as a crop duster. During one of his flights, the red-blooded American male couldn't help but notice the three shapely Bradley sisters swimming in the Hooterville water tank. He quickly decides to reside at the Shady Rest Hotel where he becomes the romantic interest of eldest Bradley girl Billie Jo. However, by Season #5 youngest sister Betty Jo (Linda Kaye) begins to shed her tomboyish ways and becomes a rather fetching lass. The plot of this episode is that farmhand Eb Dawson (from the cast of Green Acres) becomes smitten with the lovely redhead. Betty Jo has no such feelings towards Eb other than friendship, so she asks Steve to pretend to be her boyfriend to dissuade Eb's romantic advances. Watch the clip to see what happens.
Tags: Petticoat  Junction  first  kiss  Steve  Elliott  Betty  Jo  Bradley 
Added: 30th January 2016
Views: 769
Posted By: Lava1964
Bugs Bunny For Tang Tags: Bugs  Bunny  For  Tang  General  Foods  Corporation    NASA  John  Glenn 
Added: 26th January 2016
Views: 504
Posted By: Cliffy

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