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May 19, 1978 - Image 5

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The Michioan Daily-Friday, May 19, 1978-Page 5
Sisters repulse burglar, receive citation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Three
Philadelphia nuns have been honored
as heroines for choking, tackling and
sitting on a would-be church bandit.
"The detectives said we shook the
oomph out of him," said Sister Anita
Cecilia, who with Sisters Marie Sullivan
and Dorothy Payne helped collar the
culprit.
Last Oct. 3 a man identifiedy gpolice
as Juan West, 18, and described as
slender but powerful, emerged from a
second-floor porch at St. Columba's
Church, laden with books and religious
garments.
Sister Dorothy, who is 5 feet 2 inches
tall, confronted the man, grabbed the
hood of his jacket and threw him to the
floor.
"I really was upset about choking
him," Sister Dorothy said at Wed-
nesday's police department award
ceremonies, "But ... you do what you
have to do."
However, West broke free of Sister
Dorothy and bolted for a stairwell,
where he encountered Maurice Myles,
14, one of the nuns' students. Myles
made a flying leap onto the man's back
from a stairway and knocked him flat.
That's when Sisters Marie and Anita
arrived. They decided the best thing to
do was to sit on West. Myles and two
classmates did the same, and they too,
were cited for heroism.
"We twisted his arm behind him," Sis
ter Marie said with a grin.
Sister Anita then summoned the
police, who arrested West. He later was
convicted of burglary, police said.
CLIP AND SAVE
Saturday, May 20
CALL TO ARMS CONTROL
9:30 am-5:00 pm, Wesley Lounge
I call Alan Wilde 761-4475
s Wednesday, May 24
WHY I BECAME POITICAL
A panel of area politicians
8:00 pm, Wesley Lounge
call John Schmale 761-2298
Saturday, June 3
o CANOE TRIP
call Brad Snyder 668-7722
Tuesday, June 13
TIGER BASEBALL I
t 2 Night game against Milwaukee
I "' call Dave Rigan 663-2593
c Sunday, June 25
2 SWIMMING AND VOLLEYBALL
S and picnic at Whitmore Lake
call Deb & Paul Van Houten 971-0580
I 2 Tuesday, July 4
FOURTH OF JULY
picnic and fireworks -
call John Schmale 761-2298 1
Thursday, July 20
DINNER AND ART FAIR
Spaghetti Bender
*0 call Nancy Wehmeyer 668-8643
Saturday, July 29
'' BIKE HIKE
call Dave Rigan 663-2593
I Saturday, August 12
HIKING AND SWIMMING
picnic at Silver Lake
call Martha Ann Crawford 973-2736
Friday, August 25
DINNER AND DANCING I
call Dottie Day 971-8874
PUS: Wednesday noon brown-bog picnics'
on oar lawn Discussions and volleyball,
other occsional activities. Caus to receive
our mipigs.'
CoBllTom, Anne, or Shirley 668-6881
CLIP AND SAVE!

Sisters Dorothy Payne, Marie Sullivan and Anita Cecelia smile as they received a police heroism award for holdin
prospective bandit until police arrived to make the arrest.

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