|Title||:||the lucky dollar|
|Plot||:||+ "The Lucky Dollar". Based on events of August 14, 1945. A store-keeper is murdered by a robber who shuts off the electricity inside the store. A special kind of dollar leads the Rangers to a young Mexican girl and a "Dandy" suspect. A "Texas Ranger Prayer" premium is offered. It is 7:30 on a simmering hot night, August 14th 1945. In a small Texas town not far from Corpus Christie Joe Barry is counting up the day’s receipts at his modest store. His wife Clare is locking up in the back when the lights go off. He goes outside to check the main switchbox and is knocked out by an armed robber. The thief then goes in to the store to steal the takings and is surprised to find a hysterical Mrs Barry and shoots her dead to shut her up. He steals all the takings which is only $45 and even the first dollar Mr Barry made which he had stuck to the side of the till and refers to as his lucky dollar. However the corner of the dollar was torn off and may be the undoing of the robber.|
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