Personnel at the Kasey Klub had just concluded counting the night’s receipts – and the harmless was continue to open up – when they identified themselves confronted by adult males with handguns about 3:30 a.m. June 1, 1947.

The Kasey Klub, positioned just exterior the city limitations on U.S. 41-Alternate, was one particular of the area’s nicer nightclubs all through the 1930s and ‘40s. It was not as plush as the Trocodero, and couldn’t pay for the nationally acknowledged musical functions the Troc regularly highlighted, but it was solidly in Henderson’s 2nd tier.

It was owned by Hampton and Hoffman Kasey. Hampton had remaining previously that evening to push Clyde Adkins house. Hoffman and club secretary Ella Swope experienced been counting the dollars. Willie Oglesby, the evening watchman, had earlier been grabbed even though checking the exterior of the creating.

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The robbers took somewhere around $4,500 from the safe and sound, but also ransacked the place of work to take these kinds of factors as pistols, fountain pens and child gloves.

By December 1970 all that remained of the Kasey Klub on U.S. 41-Alternate was the original front portion that dated from the early 1930s. The rear portion, which included a large dance floor added in 1936, had already been razed by that point. The remainder was coming down within days.

The victims surely were being not dealt with with kid gloves. They have been shoved and threatened when the robbers “argued between by themselves.” Swope experienced a pistol poked in her ribs various times.

The men had their hands sure at the rear of their backs with two-inch-vast tape and ended up compelled into the restroom. The robbers then turned their focus to Swope: “Come with us.”

“I believed they were heading to make me go with them,” she instructed The Gleaner in its June 3 edition. Rather, they all acquired into Swope’s 1939 Chevrolet coupe and drove all over to the front doorway, in which Swope was compelled back again into the club and bound to a chair. The robbers still left in Swope’s car or truck.