Max Rothman arrested.
at of PHILADELPHIA TO STRIKE BLOW AT GANGRACKETS Police Believe Extortion Plots Are Directed by Educated Men Bv Associated press Philadelphia, Jan. 16. Detective Captain James Ryan arrested two men early today and announced he was questioning them in connection with a police drive on rackets In Philadelphia. Meanwhile, a squad of police was called to quell a disturbance between between two groups of men said to represent two rival truck drivers' unions, and authorities in suburban Ardmore pushed their investigation of a threatening note sent Harry Publicker, alcohol company official, demanding $25,000. Ryan said the men he arrested were booked as Max Rothman and William Weisberg. He said he took them to his office for questioning. Ryan is conducting a drive ordered ordered by Mayor S. Davis Wilson, which the mayor said "will disclose the ramifications of organized crime in high places in this vicinity." Wilson's statement yesterday declared declared that "persons high in social and business life" are involved in racketeering, and added that "we'll strike at the head, not the feet, of this monstrous crime."