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wet prohibition than to de- invalid. recommendations things, bureau justice the giv- TWO SEIZED HERE AS COUNTERFEITERS Quick Thinking By Liberty Theatre Cashier Leads To Capture Of Pair Last Night Two Indiana men were grabbed by the Bcnton Harbor police last and held for federal authorities after one is said to have passed a counterfeit $20 1I11 at the Lihcrty Theatre. The prisoners are: Dante Colza. 35, Mishawaka, Intl. Richard Gcrher, 23, Bremen. Iml. Quick thinking by Jliss Vida Bryant, ticket seller at the theatre, responsible for the arrests. Cerbcr, according (o (lio police, walked np to the ticket window around 7:15 and handed in a $20 bill for a ticket. Miss Bryant who was breaking in a relict operator, made tho change, handing him hack 51D.50. Suspicion Aroused Gerbcr, she said, instead of going aud committee inside the theatre, walked out tho door. turned and Ills suspicions suspicions aroused by this unusual act, Jliss Bryant scrutinized the bill and detected the fraud. She immediately went to the office, and reported to Manager Elwyn Elwyn Simons who called the sheriff's office. Gordon Woodruff, his assist- anl, spied Officer Ezra Lewis who was passing the theatre on his lo police headquarters, and dash-id oul. Gerber, .the police say, had crossed the- street wllcre ho was joined by Colza, and the two walked down E. Main to Fiflh turned toward Territorial road. Officer Lewis and. Woodruff slarted in pursuit. The two Italians turned west on Territorial. Gerher Gerher finally stopped in answer lo Officer Lewis' commands, but Colza kept on noing. Leaving Gerber in the hands of (Plcaso Turn to Page 13)

Clipped from The News-Palladium16 Jan 1931, FriPage 1

The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan)16 Jan 1931, FriPage 1
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