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the evening, First who act evening wo-, Baptist . It and accredited TO COURT UNDER A HEAVY GUARD Officers Have Machine Guns Ready as Gangsters Plead KANSAS CITY, April 27 : X. _ Federal officers stood guard with -machine guns today while Virgil (Red) Melton, 38, and Fred. Reese, 42, -Irish O'Malley, gangsters, pleaded guilty in federal court to the §16,635 robb'ery. of the First National Bank of Neosho, Mo., last March · 2. Judge Albert L. Reeves sentenced the men to 25 years in prison- Brought here under heavy guard- from. .the federal peniten- :iary at Leavenworth.-Kas., Melton and Reese already, were under similar sentence for' th« December 22 robbery in. 193* of the First National Bank at v , Okla, . . - , - . Cn the recommendation .of Assistant U.S. District Attorney- Sam C. Blair, Judge Reeves made the new sentence xun concurrently with the previous: one. The court left the designation of the prison to the attorney general. Blair said the men would go to Alcatraz prison;. -. Clarence Sparger, who. federal scents said -was another member of the O'Malley gang, ..was brought before the court on ,th« Keosho Bank charge. Sparger, captured in gun battle : at a. Hickman Mills tourist camp njflr here last week, denied the cha^P 8 and was returned to the county! | Jail. Insurance Rate

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 27 Apr 1936, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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